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I have done everything in this guide but it still wont boot.

when i do the last few steps in commad promt it says something like "files are read only"

also when i ran the patcher through the command promt, after installation, only about 40/110 patches were successful


Would someone please answer my questions



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OMFG man, you are the only one here, i think that really put's his bone to work when it comes to MAC on AMD ...

I just can't wait to get home and try this

Fingers crossed , i hope this "{censored}" works. If it does, you are my master, and i shall write that in my sig also ;)




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Hi guys,


Congratulation for this excellent tutorial! My problem is not the install part on a new disk, but I have a specific configuration:


Acer Aspire 5050

AMD Turion64 mobile


160 Gig IDE Disk

ATI Radeon Express 1100



I have multiple OS installed on the same disk partitioned in 3 different types,

First Windows XP pro,

2nd Windows Vista Premium,

3rd Ubuntu 7.10.

I would like to install Leopard onto the same disk, I made a Fat32 partition of 12 Gig between Vista and Ubuntu and labelled it OSX. Then I began to install Leopard on it ( from KALYWAY_LEO_10.5.1intel_SSE2_SSE3.zip ) but it stalled on the Apple logo and the DVD stopped. I suppose that I really need the AMD version to do so... My questions are; does it work on a AMD Turion64 (not an X2)? and after installation how do I reconfigure my Grub to see this new system without getting an Error 17 message?


If this is not the good section for this type of question, please feel free to redirect me to the right section. :(

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well im not sure what im doing wrong but i did everything right and burned it im running vista btw but when i restart then f8 then put run cd/dvd reader it goes to all black screen with a blinking cursor thing at begining then my computer starts up normally. so then i downloaded "Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.1 for AMD SSE2/SSE3 (32bits)" torrent and all that burned it and same problem im runnin out of dvd+r dl lol





nvidia 8500gt,asus m2ne nforce 570 ultra amd,amd 3800+ dual core, 250gig hd,gskill 2g mem

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Compaq Presario SR1834NX with-

-Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS A8AE-LE or

-HP/Compaq name: AmberineM-GL6E

-Base Processor- AMD Athlon 64 (V) 3500+ 2.2 GHz

-Chipset-ATI Radeon Xpress 200

-Hard Drive-250 GB SATA

Audio/Sound-Controller: AC97 audio

-Network(Lan)-Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

-Onboard LAN-Realtek 8101L(10/100 Mbps LAN PHY)

-Keyboard and mouse-Compaq home professional keyboard

Compaq PS/2 scroller mouse


Which one do you think would be suitable with my case?

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Most of the guides available online make use of tiger to install leopard...for those of u with shortage of disk space like me,u'll find this guide useful


I have tries to make this guide as easy and as comprehensive as possible,but comments and suggestions are welcome.





The ToH Leopard Disk ( U know where to get it)


AMD ppf patch ( http://www.mediafire.com/?1temgsydxnz )


PPF-O-MATIC 3.0 ( http://halo2.filefront.com/file/PPFOMatic;24225 )


A copy of the AMD Decrypts ( http://rapidshare.com/files/65593520/9A581_amd.zip.html )


Macdrive for Windows (OPTIONAL) ( http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive...ial/default.asp )


Shrinker.zip ( http://www.mediafire.com/?fvnrvtx2gjj )


Replacement files : http://rapidshare.com/files/72115074/repla..._files.zip.html




This guide is based on my experience with my AMD Athlon 3000+. Depending on your hardware, YMMV.




Step 1:


Patch the Toh Leopard Iso with the amd ppf using ppf-o-matic 3.0


For more help on ppf-o-matic,follow the readme included with it.


Extract shrinker.zip and 9a581_amd.zip somewhere on your windows/other partition.


Replace the files cpuid.txt and replace.sh in 9a581_HD folder with my versions of the files found in replacement_files.zip



Step 2:


Create a primary partition on your hard disk to install leopard on. Those of you who have tried Tiger know how to go about this.I am not going to elaborate on this step further



Step 3:


Burn the patched iso..and install leopard from it.

Make sure you click on CUSTOMIZE during the installation process and choose the required files.


If u get errors like "STILL WAITING FOR ROOT DEVICE" or anything else ,visit the insanelymac forums or the irc channel for help.



Step 4:


Now things start to get interesting...


Try to boot into leopard.


insert the leopard disk again and start from it.


Go to UTILITIES->terminal


/usr/misc/script.sh <volume name>

where volume name is the name of ur leopard partition


eg: /usr/misc/script.sh LEOPARD


Now if u have macdrive installed,reboot to windows and just drag drop the extracted Shrinker.zip files and the amd decrypt(9A581_HD) files onto the leopard root partition



copy the files using the terminal from the leopard disk onto the leopard partition. I will leave this to you but if u are not comfortable with the shell commands,go with the macdrive method






As soon as leopard begins to boot,press F8 to enter startup options


boot with -s -legacy


u will get a command prompt :



/sbin/mount -uw /

cd /System/Library/Extensions

rm -r NV*
rm -r Ge*

Now provided u copied the files properly using Macdrive /shell :


cd /9A581_HD
./patcher cpuid.txt

cd  /	

rm -rf mach*

cp Shrinker/files/mach_kernel  /

chmod - R 755 mach_kernel && chown -R root:wheel mach_kernel

cd /System/Library/Extensions

chmod -R 755 * && chown -R root:wheel *




Now fingers crossed...u must be able to boot into LEOPARD.


For more information on getting ur graphic card working...check the forums


The nvidia link is here






Feedback appreciated.

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