How to Install SnowOSX Universal

The wait is over, the latest OSx86 version is pretty mature and works almost on any Intel based machine. This guide intends on Dual Booting Windows 7, XP or Vista with Snow Leopard 10.6

Supported Hardware: The distribution is created out of Snow Leopard 10A421 works only with Intel. Following processors are supported: Xeon 5100, 5300, 3000 Series, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core i7, Core i5, Pentium Dual Core (NOT “Pentium D”), Celeron 4xx Sequence Conroe-L, Celeron Dual Core, E1200, Celeron M 500 series, Intel Atom (netbooks)

Disclaimer: Apple prohibits installing Mac on PC. But a genuine Snow Leopard before even attempting to damage the legal issues. We are not responsible for any kind of issues you might get into, this guide is for information purposes only.

Our Previous Hackintosh Guides:

  1. Install Snow Leopard on PC [using USB] (Retail)
  2. How to Install Snow Leopard on PC [Hackintosh]
  3. Install Mac OS X Leopard OSx86 on PC Dual Boot (10.5.x)
  4. Install Snow Leopard on PC using Rebel EFI

Download: The Distro is very easy to Find on Torrentz or Piratebay. Google is no evil 😉

Step 1. Burn the ISO Image to DVD.

Step 2. You’ve got to make some small adjustments to your BIOS.

  • Boot Priority: Enable USB Boot, and set USB thumb drive the highest priority for Boot.
  • AHCI Mode: SATA RAID/AHCI Mode  should be set to AHCI
  • ACPI Power mode: Set it to S3(STR).

Boot from your DVD, darwin bootloader will start. Press F8 and enter “-v” to enter verbose mode.

Tip: If you get any errors in this step, its highly possible that your DVD ROM/drive is not working properly. Try burning another disc and Rewritable is not recommended.

Step 3. You should be able to boot into the GUI installer with no trouble. Choose your language, and then Accept the Instructions/TOS appear on the screen. (you can ignore them)

Step 4. At this stage, it expects a partition to install Mac on. Let’s quickly create new partition or Format existing one. Tools > Open disk utility and select the partition yo want to format. Click Erase tab and select “Mac OS Journaled” as the Filesystem, give it a name like “SnowFX” and click “erase”.

If this hard disk is brand new, you can create new partitions as shown below:

Step 5. Close the  Disk Utility and open the Terminal from tools. Enter the followng Command on the Terminal:

cd /
sh MakeDSDT SnowLeopardPartitionName

When it asks to press any key, do so. Then, when it asks for Darwin, Windows, etc. Write “0” i.e. “zero” and press enter. This chooses Darwin.

Step 6. Now you are ready to start the installation to “SnowFX”. On the next screen, Click Customize and select all of the shown options. (by default two of them are unselected). One of the unselected box actually has a driver patch IOATAFamily. Hit OK and continue with the install.

Step 7. Next, it will start validating DVD source, you can skip that. The further automated installation takes around 15 – 20 mins, so sit back and relax.

Step 8. After the installation is complete, reboot with DVD ejected. Hit F8 on Darwin boot loader and enter “-v”. Probably, Snow Leopard will try to start and boom there is a Kernel Panic!!! Chill, Don’t Panic, it`s easy to fix, this was the bug that was supposed to be handled in the patch I mentioned earlier in Step 6. Their patch didn’t work, but we have a solution, another patch.

Step 9. Now to fix this kernel Panic, you need to get the driver (KEXT) patch in place. Download it here (2 zipped files, extract both of them). Either copy this patch to USB drive and copy to your drive or alternatively you can boot into Windows (using Windows Start-up repair from windows installation disc) and installing MacDrive 8 to read/write Mac drives on Windows.

Note: It is preferable that you do this via USB. Attempt the Windows method ONLY if USB doesn’t work for you. Boot into setup again and instead of installing, open terminal and write these commands

By USB:

cd /Volumes/PenDriveName/FolderWhereYouKextsArePresent
cp -R * /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions/
diskutil repairPermissions /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions

Tip: Replace the files if it already exists int eh destination folder.

Step 10. (only applicable if you chose Windows in step 9) You can copy and paste directly to the specified path if you are doing it via windows, there’s no need for permission repair. The .Patch file goes to IOATAFamily.kext\Contents\MacOS

If you perform the windows method, in step 9, it breaks your Snow Leopard booting. To fix it, Download and install EasyBCD. Open it and hit button that says “Add/Remove Entries”. Click on Mac tab and select “Generic x86 PC” and give any name you want e.g. “Snow Leopard”.
Step 11. Reboot. At Darwin bootloader,  press F8, and type -v and Enter.

Step 12. Now the startup Welcome Video is shown and you must be dancing already. “Snow Leopard :P”

Step 13: To enable DualBoot with Windows, you can run Windows Startup repair from Windows installation disk and thereafter go back to Step 10 to use windows bootloader for Dual booting.

Step 14: (optional)

Fixing Video Graphics to Enable QE/CI:

Download and Install PC EFI v9 Chameleon to correct partition (its one click install) or Follow this guide on Installing Chameleon, and then edit /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/Boot.plist

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>yes</string>

and Reboot. In case you still have problems with graphics get in touch @taranfx.

Note: The first and the foremost thing is to try with chameleon and boot.plist, if that doesn’t work (95% success for Nvidia),  proceed below:

Now only thing you should have missing is the correct Display Resolution. You only need to set EFI strings for your graphic card and its fully functional.

Launch EFiStudio and look for your Display/Video Card through the drop down menu. Click add device and you will see some  numbers, “write to com.apple.Boot.plist”.

If you happen to have Nvidia Graphics card, you can follow this insanelyMac flawless guide for NVInject.

For Fixing WiFi: Intel 3945 Wireless Driver for Snow Leopard

I`ll be updating the Guide for all the troubleshooting steps so make sure you check back after a while.

Tip: In case you need quick assistance, contact me on Twitter: @taranfx

Or if you have a doubt, feel free to comment below. I`ll be happy to help in my free time. Feel free to spread the word by giving us a RT.

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  • Brian sauls

    kool, I`ll try this one soon.
    Hey Taran, So what Else are you working on these days?

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    • np. I'm tying hard on getting My Creative 5.1 Surround X-Fi Driver to work with Snow Leopard.
      There is no official support from Creative for Mac but since they open sourced the driver, recently, I`m trying Hard to get it to compile on Snow Leopard. This might take time since the code has lots of cpp macros.
      You know it, I can't live without HT in my room 😀
      Next time you are here, let me know, I`ll show you Raw power of 1000Watts RMS 🙂

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      • Sid

        hi Tara
        great post,
        have installed snowosx on my dell
        core 2 (2.1ghz)
        4 gb ram
        ATI HD 4300 (256 mb)
        had to patch using macdrive from windows
        the bootloader works fine
        but on selecting snowosx and hitting f8 and -v
        my computer restarts
        can u help
        thankx

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      • Sid

        i have patched the kernel panic, using macdrive,
        on selecting the snowosx in the bootloader, and hitting f8 and -v, my computer restarts,
        my config is
        core 2 (2.10ghz)
        4gb ram
        ATI 4300 HD (256mb)

        can u help me out

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  • Rohan Walia

    that was fast. Thanks Taranfx

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  • bedicou

    Thanks !

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  • bedicou

    Thanks !

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  • winse7enandmac

    Quote:
    By USB:

    cd /Volumes/PenDriveName/FolderWhereYouKextsArePresent
    cp -R * /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions/
    diskutil repairPermissions /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions

    Tip: Replace the files if it already exists int eh destination folder.

    Where do i write these commands?

    Thanks

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    • you wil have to boot into setup again and instead of installing, open terminal and write those commands

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      • winse7enandmac

        thanks, will try this method as soon as i get home. Awesome Work 5 Stars!!!

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  • winse7enandmac

    and also taran you mention a bootloader in step 13. Is it supposed to be the Macdrive or is it in the patched kexts. Or is it EasyBCD in step 10?

    Thx

    oh and can you install from a retail cd?

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  • r4i

    Hi Guy's,
    Is it supposed to be the Macdrive or is it in the patched kexts. Or is it EasyBCD in step 10?

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    • EasyBCD only

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  • ozai

    guys I'm unable to Download: kext_patch_sl_taranfx.zip
    the link seems to be corrupt, it says downloading shortly, and never does.
    I tried on two diff. machines, using safari, chrome, and IE.
    any other links?

    many thanks, and thumbs up for the big effort

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    • I downloaded from the link, it works for me. Let me know if it still doesn't

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      • Thetruthbetold

        the download link still does not work can you please post the kext_patch_sl_taranfx.zip file again

        Thanks

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  • Thomas, Kelvin

    My DVD boots and then screen becomes blank after a light bluescreen (when the installation is just about to begin). I have tried all the permutations and combination to get this working, but does not work. Any idea?

    The details of my graphics adapter is:

    Display adapter 0
    Display name \.DISPLAY1
    Name Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family
    Memory size 256 MB
    PCI device bus 0 (0x0), device 2 (0x2), function 0 (0x0)
    Vendor ID 0x8086 (0x1028)
    Model ID 0x27A2 (0x1BD)
    Performance Level 0

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    • Intel GMA should work Out of the box. May be i can help if you can boot with “-v” and give me the error message just before installation bluescreen appears

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      • Thomas, Kevin

        The error maessge I get just before the blue screen is localhost mDNSResponder [48]:mDNSPlatformRawTime went back by xxxx ticks.

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      • amanjain

        heya trafanx ………………….
        installed ……………
        but serialatapi device reconfiguration not successful … 0x1,4

        any help ………………

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  • Getti

    Ok, so I get it booted, I push F8 type -v

    It begins to load the Libraries/ etc.

    Then the screen blinks, and reboots.

    Any help?

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    • Can you somehow grab the last message before it reboots?

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  • winse7enandmac

    i have a problem!!!NO

    i boot the cd up, and it hangs on the apple logo screen
    i tried verbose, but it just says starting up…
    i tried safe mode as well, had the same result.

    i have a asus p5qc motherboard, with interl core 2 quad.

    i burned the cd a 4x speed. any ideas, thx

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    • If it dies while booting up, it has to give a message. Please look around to findout what wass printed before it failed

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      • winse7enandmac

        Last Few Lines Before Hanging:
        Mac Framework Successfully Initialized
        Using 10485 Buffer Headers and 4096 cluster IO Buffer Headers
        Extention “Com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin” has immediate dependencies on both “com.apple.kernal” and “com.apple.kpi” components; use only one style
        Apple Decrypt: Copyright (c) 2008 Dale Walsh
        Apple Decrypt: Starting…

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        • SAM

          Hi, I'm having a very similar situation as yours….pls found solution to this yet? Any help would be much appreciated…

          Thank you..

          SAM

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          • Anonymous

            no joy right now…guess ill have to stick to windows 7 and chrome 🙁 any tips appreciated taran

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          • apa

            Same problem here… I'm installing on an old Dell Latitude D610 (pentium M, ATI X300, 2 gig mem, and switched off everything from BIOS (network, wlan etc.): Boot from DVD, F8, -v, a screenful of text and it reboots itself after hanging for about 20 seconds or so.

            I do get some error messages:

            OpenHaltRestart: getMatchingServices failed.
            VID: family specific matching fails
            IPPCCardBridge::start failed

            The last line is:

            BSD root: disk1s2, major 14, minor 4

            What to do?

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          • kamil

            Hi,
            I have the same problem with appleDecrypt: starting… did you solve it?

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        • dudenesspa

          I'm getting this too! I don't see where this question is answered Taranfx. Any help please?

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        • robrob

          hi i will like to know hot this decrypting is resolved.

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        • ke10g

          I get the exact same thing as winse7enandmac. Did you ever get this resolved?

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  • trickenator

    After installing and rebooting i get this 'boot:0 error'. Any idea what's up? would really apreciate anyone's help

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    • This occurs when your boot partition is not set active. either use windows install disk to Repair > command prompt > Diskpart and then mark ur main boot drive active

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      • trickenator

        Thanks for replying. So how do i access the command prompt with the windows vista installation disc?

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        • yeah, any windows vista/7 dvd should work.

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  • Getti

    Taranfx, any tips for me?

    Sys info:
    Laptop MSI a6000
    t6600 core 2 duo
    4gigs
    win 7 installed on partition c:
    i have about 30gigs unallocated space for snowfx

    again,
    i set boot to usb priority (not sure why ?)
    burned the iso on 4x
    boot to it, like i stated below It loads to the darwin where it asks how you would like to install

    I hit the F8, then type -v

    it begins to load the libraries… about the 3rd line of libraries, i get a reboot, no errors

    tips? please!

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    • Remove boot from USB, that's not needed.
      Can you take a pic of those three lines?

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    • Alex

      Hey, our msi a6000 laptops will not work to have mac os x installed. I had the professional trying to install leopard three different kind of cds in three different names. None of them work. The professional researched hard and found MSI company made new motherboards that prevent mac os x installed due MSI knew MSI being used as a mac laptop.

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  • All the information shared here is really cool and easy to understand.i shall try it and then see.

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  • Oliver

    First thanks for the great post.
    But i still have a problem. I've done all right and am running Snow with the panic pacht and the NVinject tutorial.
    Unfortunately i don't have internet (realtek 8139d) and audio (onboard). I've already tried to install the realtek(AppleRTL8139Ethernet.kext) and one of the audios kext (ALC889a_ffosilva.zip) that come with the instalation (in ATools) but had no sucess! Can you please help me?

    Thanks again…

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    • You can check Hardware Compatibility list here> They have the list of post-installation tasks. http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL

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      • Oliver

        Thanks!!! That is perfect… Just one more question, can I use some old (from kalyaway 10.5.3, currently installed on my pc) kext on the Leo Snow??

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        • No. Mostly things have change from Leopard to Snow Leopard, kexts are not backward compatible. Just like it happens on windows: winXp drivers don`t work with 7.

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  • Shiv

    Hi, good work.

    Question: For the patches, do you need to put the .patch file in IOATAFamily.kextContentsMacOS for both USB and windows methods? You have it listed as only in the Windows method (Step 10)

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    • yes. That's it.

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      • Conrado

        You should update step 9 for the .patch location.

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  • Shiv

    Hi, good work.

    Question: For the patches, do you need to put the .patch file in IOATAFamily.kextContentsMacOS for both USB and windows methods? You have it listed as only in the Windows method (Step 10)

    Also, is there a special way for the installer to see a USB drive that is plugged in? It doesnt seem to want to recognise my drive (that i need to apply the patch!)

    Thanks

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    • yes, it goes for both.
      USB doesnt get recognized for most motherboards during installation.

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      • michlepoo

        hi is there special way to run the pathc

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  • Michi

    Hi, Installation worked very well. The only problem i have no idea for: No Network Connection available. The OS does not know the onboard Network Card (Asus P5K-e wifi ap). Any Hints?

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    • NachoChip

      Hello, can you explain where to put your patch file? I mean the 2 folder from IOATAFamily.kext-1.zip and the path file from IOATAFamily-panic-fix.patch. Thanks!

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      • Sorry, i didnt hat to do, no Kernel Panic with my board Asus P5K-E

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      • Remove the older .kext, replace with new one and put the .patch file in IOATAFamily.kextContentsMacOS

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        • NachoChip

          Thanks for the reply, but I am sorry I still kind of confuse. When you said replace the older .kext with the new one, are you referring the replacing IOATAFamily.kextContentsMacOSIOATAFamily.kext with IOATAFamil-panic-fix.patch? What about those file in IOATAFamily.kext-1.zip? Sorry, I still don't understand. Thanks!

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          • remove the old IOATAFamily.kext*.*
            replace with new IOATAFamily.kext
            now patch that file with IOATAFamily….patch

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          • NachoChip

            Thanks, you are rock! Last question, when you said path the file, is this meaning remmae the IOATAFamily-panic-fix.patch to IOATAFamily.kext? Thanks!

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          • place the kext then add .patch files in IOATAFamily.kextContentsMacOS

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          • nachochip

            I am sorry, what do you mean “patch that file with IOATAFamily..path”, do you mean rename IOATAFamily-panic-fix.patch to IOATAFamily, and replace the original IOATAFamily file? I do that but still get the kernel panic. Many Thanks!

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      • place the kext then add .patch files in IOATAFamily.kextContentsMacOS

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    • Check the HCL for 10.6 here: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL

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    • you can check that here: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCLhttp://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL

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  • hi,
    Questions1: The installation begins with the language selection where i choosed “german”, the System itself runs only in English, is there a chance to change the language in the preferences in order to get the german interface (e.g. menus) AND the german keyboard layout?

    Question2: There is no Sound AND no Network Card installed, so i suppose i have to get a kext for my asus p5k-e to get Onboard sound and network to work, where can i get some?

    Thanks in advance for any hints. Sorry for my poor english ;(

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    • I forgot to mention it has two language supports only: English, Russian.
      you can get your driver by finding the nearest model here: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL

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      • Thx, Taranfx. I previously found that, so i got network to work fine. So i got a “high” and jaunty as i am i tried to update to 10.6.2, and what should i say: Naturaly i wrecked the installation. 🙂
        What about this one?: http://blog.omarnofl.com/software-programs/mac-

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        • 🙂 I haven't tried 3.6 yet but it should work exactly same.Give it a try.

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          • So, 3.6 worked out fine for me. German.pkg installed, Onbord Sound and Network Card “drivers” from Hardwarelist installed and it works fine obviously.
            Next i try the NVinject thingi. Last time i crashed installation 🙂 (3.5) After Booting the Display turned off with “NO SIGNAL” Warning, no Kernel Panic in sight.
            The 10 Minutes earlyer done Time Machine Backup ended up in a boot0(?) error.
            I´ll give it a try when i m not totaly tired out.

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  • Frankulous

    Hi, thanks for the tutorial! Superb! Now a noob question: how do I mount my flash drive in terminal? I couldnt manage to get it work with old mount – t vfat…

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    • if it doesn't automatically work, means usb is not currently working, u`ll need to follow the windows method.

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  • rossonero

    Taranfx, thanks for the tut! Superb! but I have a noob question… How do I mount my flash drive in terminal? I have tried mount -t vfat /dev/etcetcetcetc… but it wont work! Any help will be appreciated!!

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    • NachoChip

      I think you can do it in through Disk Utilities in OSX installer GUI

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  • Nacho

    Can any one to a more detail explanation about Step 10. I unzip both zip file from that download, and what I have is
    Folder: __MACOSX
    Folder: IOATAFamily.kext
    File: IOATAFamily-panic-fix.patch
    Then I copy the whole thing to SnowFXSystemLibraryExtensions. But when I boot up, I still get the Kernel Panic. Is there anything I didn't do it right? Thanks!

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    • Remove the older .kext, replace with new one and put the .patch file in IOATAFamily.kextContentsMacOS

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  • rossonero

    Here I am again! I gave up trying to mount my usb stick and installed windows in another partition. Have installed macdrive8 and then replaced the files in System/Library/Extensions. And since then snowosx stucks in a persistent white screen… Frustrating…

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    • Just make sure you did this:
      Remove the older .kext, replace with new one and put the .patch file in IOATAFamily.kextContentsMacOS
      and then boot with -v

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  • ant

    Awesome guide! I just got the idea to install OSX last night and have been trying for the past 24 hours lol…dl'ed many diff imgs, then finally dl'ed Snowsx Universal and found your guide. Was hopin to get some quick help tho. I can't use the usb method as i can't find it, and i'm installing on a new hdd so i can't use windows either. What i'm going to try right now is removing the drive, and hooking it up to my windows 7 pc and installing macdrive8. Anyway, just in case it doesn't work, do you have any other suggestions. I was thinking about a live CD like knoppix or backtrack but i don't know if they can (off the disc) read and write to HSF. I'll reply back if i get it working with my win 7 pc.

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  • Lolocite

    Hi and thanks for this nice Tutorial. I followed each step perfectly and everything went well. I did not experience the Kernel Panic but I ended up with a screen white and black all fuzzy/blurry, difficult to describe (but as if something is wrong with graphics). It appeared just after loading DSMOS.
    I have a Shuttle SP35P2 (ICH9, Core 2 Duo, ATI 4850)
    I then trie to apply the kernel panic fix, but still had the same screen problem coming up after DSMOS. Strange enough it also, upon reboot, says my BIOS has a checksum error and has been reverted to Load safe defaults. So I then have to redo the BIOS config with AHCI, S3, and HD boot priority.
    Do you have any clue what I might need to overcome this problem ?

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  • Lolocite

    Hi and thanks for this nice Tutorial. I followed each step perfectly and everything went well. I did not experience the Kernel Panic but I ended up with a screen white and black all fuzzy/blurry, difficult to describe (but as if something is wrong with graphics). It appeared just after loading DSMOS.
    I have a Shuttle SP35P2 (ICH9, Core 2 Duo, ATI 4850)
    I then trie to apply the kernel panic fix, but still had the same screen problem coming up after DSMOS. Strange enough it also, upon reboot, says my BIOS has a checksum error and has been reverted to Load safe defaults. So I then have to redo the BIOS config with AHCI, S3, and HD boot priority.
    Do you have any clue what I might need to overcome this problem ?

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    • Alien

      I'm experiencing the same problem, it looks like ATI 4850 is causing this. No working solution found so far.

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  • Nando

    I do not move from the white screen. I can boot up in safe mode but that is it. In verbose mode it loads and then explodes in to odd dos mode like graphics of black and white. last three lines are dmos has arrived, dsmos: hook and decryption contexts set. ACPI_smc_platformplugin::start – waitforservice(resourcematching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement) timed out

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  • mikeeh

    Thanks, for the easy install tut. I m trying to install on my Hp dv6t-1300. I went in to the Bio but I can't seem to find the HD or Sata drive or power info. I m trying to follow Step 2. You’ve got to make some small adjustments to your BIOS.
    Boot Priority: Enable USB Boot, and set USB thumb drive the highest priority for Boot.
    AHCI Mode: SATA RAID/AHCI Mode should be set to AHCI
    ACPI Power mode: Set it to S3(STR). I have window 7 home ed. Any help or suggestion will be grateful.
    Mike

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  • Erik

    Hi,
    I really like your website, and info, but have one question…
    before I waste too long downloading the snowosx image…does it support Core Duo (not Core 2 Duo) processors?

    I've tried a number of times to get my PC to boot from a USB drive with a Snow Leopard image (using two different boot packages) and could never get it to recognize it as a boot disk. So, now I'm wanting to try burning a DVD of this and see if it works!

    Any suggestions on getting it to work (Fujitsu Lifebook N3530, Core Duo 1.66GHz) would be appreciated!

    Thanks!

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  • Tom

    Hey! Thanks for the guide – one question though!

    I did everything as described and am on this part:

    By USB:

    cd /Volumes/PenDriveName/FolderWhereYouKextsArePresent
    cp -R * /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions/
    diskutil repairPermissions /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions

    Tip: Replace the files if it already exists int eh destination folder.

    However when I enter this code into terminal it says that “Ownership of the affected disk is required”. As I am using just one HD with only Snow Leopard I do not have a Windows partition to boot off and use as an alternative. Could someone please advise?

    Many thanks

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  • Arthur

    A goo guide….. i just install the SnowOSx but i dont have an Audio and LAN, WIFI connection which is i have HP CQ60-116

    Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g Wifi Adapter
    Realtek PCIe FE Family COntroller
    Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221

    Im hoping that you can give me an idea… tnx in advance….

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    • sanchitgrover

      please help me…pls
      i did what u said… but nohing shows up except a light blue screen… no option of choosing the language… please help..

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      • Matt

        Same here, It was working just fine before… Maybe I should try safe mode?

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        • For each audio, LAN Network you need right KEXTs (drivers) to be put in the right place. You need to put the correct ones in here /System/Library/Extensions. Osx86wiki might help you choosing the right one.
          In most cases VodooHDA.kext fixes your audio.

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          • Matt

            Well, what happened for me was that it booted fine, but then it changed to a light-blue screen, and I swear that it was receiving keyboard input, but just not displaying anything, as if there is no video driver or something…
            I'm trying to install SnowOSX v3.6 on my Alienware Sentia m3450, which has Integrated Intel Media Accelerator 950 Graphics.

            Thanks!

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  • JHL

    Step 8. After the installation is complete, reboot with DVD ejected. Hit F8 on Darwin boot loader and enter “-v”.

    Is the Darwin bootloader supposed to be installed on the pc by now? When i restart without the dvd i cannot find darwin. Also when i reboot with the dvd, darwin only recognizes the snowosx dvd not the hard-drive i installed to. When using other boot cd's like 132 i find the hard-drive but the computer stops at Loading Darwin/x86.

    Any help would be apreciated

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  • jonathan

    Getti / Taranfx,
    Did you guys get this working solid on the MSI A6000? My friend just got one and I'd like to hack it for 10.6. If you got it to work can you write me a little tutorial on how to best proceed?

    Thanks

    JR

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  • Frank

    Works like a charm on my HP-HDX16t-1200CTO! Very stable. Got a cheap Zonet USB Wifi stick from MicroCenter and downloaded the RALINK drivers for 10.6 from http://www.ralinktech.com.tw/support.php?s=3 (top one). WiFi works great in 64-bit mode. Downloaded the HDA audio drivers (HDAEnabler.kext and LegacyAppleHDA.kext, just use Google to find them) and got audio (speaker + mike) working great. Still looking for a webcam driver, but that's not critical.

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    • Smiley

      Hi Frank,
      I have the same Model HP-HDX16t-1200CTO. I tried SL 10.6.3 (hazard). NO luck. Then tried with Iatkos v7, and able to get into boot loader also. But the black screen appears after that. Now am stuck without knowing wat to do. Kindly help me please in this regard.

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  • adameast

    Hi I tried everything you said, burned the disc, but when i boot it up, and press F8 then -v it starts to load some drivers but resarts in the middle. it just stops at one of the drivers and restars the computer. could someone help?

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  • oprea

    what is Pen Drive NAME
    my folder on the usb card is NO NAME/IOATA
    its'ok ?

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  • fuc this

    ahh that shit dont work

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  • Steen

    When i boot from the CD it's asking me for a 2 digit hexadecimal boot device. what am i supposed to tell it?

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  • MackingTao

    Plz help me am having the error sTILL WAITING for boot device as i boot the OS form the dvd!!! I have tried several times to burn on different speeds but still same error!!! PLZ could u specify the best burning speed to burn down the iso and which is the best burning tool for it!!! thx in advance

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    • timesheep

      I believe the best burning speed is the slowest. Well, you get done slower, but there is less chance for your burner to do something wrong. If you get an error burning, i'm pretty sure you'll know. Last time i did that it went like: “32KB of Sector 0x10050000 Memory overlap”
      Totally spazzing. You will occasionally get a reading error if there was a burning error 😉
      Have you tried same disc on another computer? Just to check if your PC is the problem?

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      • MackingTao

        The fact is I did try it on a laptop and it did boot install but got a kernel panic after installation! So if there is one what could be the prob with my computer??? what could it be?? I have a dell vostro 200MT CPU E4500 4GB ram vga 8500GT 512mb. Plz help me.

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    • punpanonicus

      I GET THE SAME THING!!! I LOVE THIS OS, I'VE TRIED TO INSTALL IT ON BOTH LAPTOPS… CORE2DUO AND NOTHING…. STILL WAITING FOR ROOT DEVICE!!! NOT EVEN GUID INSTALLER. I'M ABOUT TO GIVE UP… HOURS IN FORUMS AND NO ONE EXPLAINS MY SITUATION! ITS A SHAME… still waiting for root device… thats why if u dont write -v it hangs on the “famous” apple grey screen… its waiting for root device… DAMN THIS!

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      • Alien

        I had the same problem and it turned out, that it was caused by cleared CMOS (and restored to default settings after restart).
        So you just need to go in BIOS and set all those things again (AHCI,S3,Boot order…).
        It fixed the problem for me, so hopefully it'll help you too.

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      • Primorock_e

        bro just follow this step
        1.after u get root device eror recover window 7 through recovery disc & install bcd in entry list add mac partition and then restart

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  • porear

    Great job Taranfx! Your work is appreciated.

    Got a bit of a strange problem – but have been able to repeat it through two separate installs, one as a GUID scheme and another as MBR.

    I am installing on an IDE drive which is the only drive in the system. I followed the instructions above, and did initally get kernel panic before replacing IOATAFamily with the modified version and patch. I copied the files over using the Windows method and MacDrive.

    After replacing IOATAFamily, everything booted fine and I went through the initial startup and registration screens. On next reboot in verbose mode, something happens and IOATAFamily is no longer found. I see the following:

    Kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA – library kext.com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily not found
    Can't load kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA – failed to resolve library dependencies
    Kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA failed to load (0xdc00800e)

    and then loading fails with something like “root device not found”

    Again, I have been able to replicate this error. Is OSX “repairing” itself on first boot and replacing my modified IOATAFamily.kext files?

    Thanks much for any help.

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  • porear

    Great job Taranfx! Your work is appreciated.

    Got a bit of a strange problem – but have been able to repeat it through two separate installs, one as a GUID scheme and another as MBR.

    I am installing on an IDE drive which is the only drive in the system. I followed the instructions above, and did initally get kernel panic before replacing IOATAFamily with the modified version and patch. I copied the files over using the Windows method and MacDrive.

    After replacing IOATAFamily, everything booted fine and I went through the initial startup and registration screens. On next reboot in verbose mode, something happens and IOATAFamily is no longer found. I see the following:

    Kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA – library kext.com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily not found
    Can't load kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA – failed to resolve library dependencies
    Kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA failed to load (0xdc00800e)

    and then loading fails with something like “root device not found”

    Again, I have been able to replicate this error. Is OSX “repairing” itself on first boot and replacing my modified IOATAFamily.kext files?

    Thanks much for any help.

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  • mofux

    Kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA – library kext.com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily not found
    Can't load kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA – failed to resolve library dependencies
    Kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA failed to load (0xdc00800e)

    and then loading fails with something like “root device not found”

    i got this Message as well, what however worked for me was booting with -x -v in safe mode.
    when you are there install another bootloader (for me it was chameleon2 RC2-r640) and you should be able to get up in normal mode again.

    I have a question about EFI strings…
    i'm running a Ati Radeon X1950XT and i think the drivers are also working (i get that water ripple effect when adding widgets to the dashboard), however, i'm stuck with a 1024×768 resolution 🙁
    i tried to generate the EFI strings and added them to the /Extra/com.apple.boot.plist but still no change of the resolution 🙁

    this is what my Graphics.plist (from that i generate the hex) looks like:

    <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC “-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN” “http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd”>
    <plist version=”1.0″>
    <dict>
    <key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x1)</key>
    <dict>
    <key>@0,AAPL,boot-display</key>
    <string>0x00000001</string>
    <key>@0,ATY,EFIDisplay</key>
    <string>0x42414756</string>
    <key>@0,compatible</key>
    <string>ATY,Alopias</string>
    <key>@0,connector-type</key>
    <string>0x00000200</string>
    <key>@0,device_type</key>
    <string>display</string>
    <key>@0,name</key>
    <string>ATY,Alopias</string>
    <key>@1,compatible</key>
    <string>ATY,Alopias</string>
    <key>@1,connector-type</key>
    <string>0x00000004</string>
    <key>@1,device_type</key>
    <string>display</string>
    <key>@1,name</key>
    <string>ATY,Alopias</string>
    <key>AAPL,aux-power-connected</key>
    <string>0x00000001</string>
    <key>AAPL,backlight-control</key>
    <string>0x00000000</string>
    <key>ATY,Card#</key>
    <string>109-A52027-00</string>
    <key>ATY,Copyright</key>
    <string>Copyright ATI Technologies Inc. 2005-2006</string>
    <key>ATY,DeviceID</key>
    <string>0x7244</string>
    <key>ATY,EFICompileDate</key>
    <string>Aug 18 2006</string>
    <key>ATY,EFIHWInitStatus</key>
    <string>0x00000000</string>
    <key>ATY,EFIOrientation</key>
    <string>0x08</string>
    <key>ATY,EFIPostRBBM</key>
    <string>0x0000444f</string>
    <key>ATY,EFIPreRBBM</key>
    <string>0x0000000f</string>
    <key>ATY,EFIRestored</key>
    <string>0x00000008</string>
    <key>ATY,EFIVersion</key>
    <data>
    MDEuMDAuMTQwAA==
    </data>
    <key>ATY,FrameBufferOffset</key>
    <string>0x000000e0</string>
    <key>ATY,HWGPIO</key>
    <string>0x0003daa3</string>
    <key>ATY,IOSpaceOffset</key>
    <string>0x00100000</string>
    <key>ATY,MCLK</key>
    <string>0x0009eb10</string>
    <key>ATY,MRT</key>
    <data>
    cAAAAAAAfwBoAACAAAEAAGkAAIAAAQAA/////wIAAABgAACA/i8PAv////8C
    AAAAYAAAgP4vDxL/////AgAAAGgAAICAAQAAaQAAgIABAABoAACAgAAAAGkA
    AICAAAAAaAAAgAAAAABpAACAAAAAAHAAAAAAAH8AaAAAgAABAABpAACAAAEA
    AP////8CAAAAYAAAgP4vDwL/////AgAAAGAAAID+Lw8S/////wIAAABoAACA
    gAEAAGkAAICAAQAAaAAAgIAAAABpAACAgAAAAGgAAIAAAAAAaQAAgAAAAABw
    AAAAAAB/AAgAAIASRAADdgAAgAAAAgB2AACAqEABAHYAAIAzBxEA/////xQA
    AAB2AACAMwYBAHYAAIAzBgMAdgAAgDMGAwB2AACAMwYDAHYAAIAzBhMACAAA
    gBJEAIMKAACAIiIHAGAAAIDuPw8S4AAAgDMGAAA=
    </data>
    <key>ATY,MemVendorID</key>
    <string>0x0002</string>
    <key>ATY,MemVendorIDFull</key>
    <string>0xffff80ff</string>
    <key>ATY,PCIConfigSpace</key>
    <data>
    AhBJcgcAEAAAAAADQAAAAAgAAOABEAAAAACy8AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAC
    EElyAACw8FAAAAAAAAAAAAEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIQSXIBWAIGAAAAABCA
    EQCgDwAAEAgAAAENAARAAAERAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFAIAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA==
    </data>
    <key>ATY,PlatformInfo</key>
    <data>
    AQAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=
    </data>
    <key>ATY,RefCLK</key>
    <string>0x00000a8c</string>
    <key>ATY,RegisterSpaceOffset</key>
    <string>0x0000b2f0</string>
    <key>ATY,Rom#</key>
    <string>113-A52027-140</string>
    <key>ATY,SCLK</key>
    <string>0x000927c0</string>
    <key>ATY,VendorID</key>
    <string>0x1002</string>
    <key>IOMatchCategory</key>
    <string>IOFramebuffer</string>
    <key>IOPCIMatch</key>
    <string>0x72441002</string>
    <key>MVAD</key>
    <data>
    JwSCABcHALcnBIIAFwcAk0g/QAZwCEAAwACwBOIEAQADALAEQAYAA0g/QAZw
    CEAAwACwBOIEAQADALAEQAYAAw==
    </data>
    <key>VRAM,totalsize</key>
    <string>0x10000000</string>
    <key>device_type</key>
    <string>ATY,AlopiasParent</string>
    <key>model</key>
    <string>ATY Radeon X1950xt first card</string>
    <key>name</key>
    <string>ATY,AlopiasParent</string>
    <key>saved-config</key>
    <data>
    JwSCABcHALcnBIIAFwcAk0g/QAZwCEAAwACwBOIEAQADALAEQAYAA0g/QAZw
    CEAAwACwBOIEAQADALAEQAYAAwAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    AADYt2ZIZxAAABAAAAhoAQAAAQAAAAYAAAC4nEICGAAAANi3ZkhonEICIG95
    ByBveQfot2ZIGAAAAAAAAAAGAgAA+LdmSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    AAAAAAAAAABYOX9HgiAAABAAAAhoAQAAAQAAAAYAAAACAAEAAQABAETJRAbE
    7TsAAQAAAEDJRAZEyUQGze47AAMAAgACAAIApGjnBQ==
    </data>
    </dict>
    </dict>
    </plist>

    Any ideas?
    btw… sorry for spamming this with sooo much text

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    • porear

      Thanks for the suggestion, mofux. I successfully installed Chameleon, but unfortunately with the same result. Install – successful boot – install Chameleon – boot fail missing IOATAFamily. At this point copying the modified kext files back over again as per the guide above has no effect. For some reason only the first boot after install ever works…

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      • mofux

        i have formatted my disk with “MBR” option… maybe that helps?
        however, i think you have exactly the same problem as i had, because for me also the first boot was going good.

        i did some other things in safe mode though then just installing the bootloader, such as putting some files into the /Extra folder which cameleon creates…

        http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?show

        ^there you find the Bootloader.zip i used and it also has some other stuff specific to my board which i needed to copy over…

        have a look into the Extra.zip as well… it might have some extensions that are of use for you such as SleepEnabler und NullCPUPowerManangement. don't forget to run KextUtility when you are done copying the extensions…

        by the way… i think you should simply the a Snow Leopard Retail DVD and install from that – it's what i did now and i have absolutely no problems anymore (also the IOATAFamily didn't have to be patched etc)… after all of this i don't know what distros are even for 😛
        Good Luck!

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        • porear

          Thanks again my friend. I am sorry it took a bit, but just had a chance to try the additional mods. Unfortunately, no luck – I am no longer missing the IOATAFamily, but am getting a KP.

          I have tried Vanilla install, but have also not yet been successful with that. I have not given up though! I'll try to post back here when I get it. Thanks! – porear

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  • woody1130

    I have tried this insall and everthing is going well up to step 10. i cant get the usb and terminal method of transfering the replacement kexts so i used the macdrive 8 and windows method, which worked but easybcd will not work on XP and if it should i have a problem but i have given up on that and would like to know if i could re-install leopard over my XP install and transfer the kexts in leopard and use disk utility to repair permissions then bot up the snow leopard drive again (hopefully without the Kpanic). i would just do this but i thought a quick post might tell me wether it will work without sacrificing my only working OS.
    cheers
    mike

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  • Anonymous

    has anyone tried doing the 10.6.2 apple update? did it destroy your install?

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    • taranfxhr

      I did the 14th step and had since booting issues. I see everytime:
      Starting hibernate
      Sleepimage has garbage
      etc.

      How can I uninstall PC EFI v9 Chameleon ?

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      • woody1130

        I wouldn't bother with step 14 if you have problems with it, just go to kexts.com and get your graphics card specfic kext and install that the same way you did with the to earlier kexts in this guide.

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        • taranfxhr

          Finally I reinstalled macos because I didn't know how to uninstall PC EFI v9 Chameleon.

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    • taranfxhr

      I installed PC EFI v9 Chameleon but since I had a problem. At boot screen, I see:

      Starting hibernate
      Sleepimage has garbage
      hibernate failed

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  • selimsari

    hello
    I have a Hp dv2385ea,
    I have installed all you said.
    i was at step 9, i choiced to use usb, and i did what you said at that comments :

    “cd /Volumes/PenDriveName/FolderWhereYouKextsArePresent
    cp -R * /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions/
    diskutil repairPermissions /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions”

    it worked.
    But when i restart it give me the same screen as you at that link..

    http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3685/0702201
    if i start with -v that screen
    http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/2776/0702201

    after i came back here to do something more..,

    at windows mode ( macdrive8 )

    i opened the mac disk and search for the IOATAFamily.kext
    I found that folder.. as you said change whole folder with Newone ( which you gave at step9 )
    after i didnt understand what should i do with IOATAFamily-panic-fix.patch file, i put that as you said IOATAFamily.kextContentsMacOS , with delete old file (IOATAFamily) inside of that folder. its not working again..same panic screen..

    I didnt understand and someone didnt understand (after step9)…

    Could you please help, i spent my whole day for try to install that..

    PLZZZZ.. thanks

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    • Guest

      I have the exact same problem! I also used Macdrive just like you.

      Can anyone help us?

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  • Paul

    Hiya Taranfx,

    Many thanks for the guide. a great help!! 🙂

    I currently have a unsupported Wireless LAN card (Atheros), however i have a supported one (Dell) arriving in the next few days. Is it possible to “add” this card without having to re-install again??

    Many thanks

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  • Hafaisy

    Hello, i'm from malaysia . i not understand with this :
    cd /Volumes/PenDriveName/FolderWhereYouKextsArePresent
    cp -R * /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions/
    diskutil repairPermissions /Volumes/SnowFX/System/Library/Extensions

    Did i delete all into the pendrive and put the file into it ? can you help me ?
    can you make example for this ?

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  • Tobias

    Thnx for a really good guide.
    The thing is i can't get by that kernel panic screen.

    I have installed the Snow Leopard on a new HD. I have done the sh MakeDSDT-thing. I have copied the patch file and the other files. But I think here might be where it goes wrong. I the first zip-file i have two folders. Both including the same files?
    In the 2nd zip-files is the kernel-panic-patch.

    Would really like some help. =)

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  • aggi

    after complete installiing and putting patch files.. i rebooted and pressed f8 and typed -v my monitor goes blank .. how can i solve this problem

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  • aggi

    will it work on my ati radeon hd 4650 gpu…

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  • mick1705

    Great tutorial!

    Though I have a Intel 4965 AGN wireless card. Do you know a way to get this to work? Or perhaps could you help me out and work one out?

    Thanks again its greatfully appreciated for help such as this 🙂

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    • spursfan1965

      hi did u get your 4965 to work i have the same wireless thanks rich

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  • Iluvatar2010

    Dear Taranfx,

    Thank you for a useful guide.

    I am trying to install Snow Leopard (SLU) OSX Universal as a dual boot system on a WIntel m/c with XP on one HDD and SLU on another, dedicated HDD.

    I got to step 9 and had to use the Windows method for copying the extensions and patch, since Snow Leopard would recognise, but not mount my USB device. I then got to the point where it says: “To fix it, Download and install EasyBCD. ” That is where I cannot actually execute EasyBCD.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Iluvatar

    I am trying to install Snow Leopard (SLU) OSX Universal as a dual boot system on a Wintel m/c with XP on one HDD and SLU on another, dedicated HDD.

    I had to use the Windows update method, since SLU would not mount my USB dirve.

    I get to step 9 where it says: “To fix it, Download and install EasyBCD. ” This is where it fails ! I cannot actually execute EasyBCD. I cannot boot the new HDD with the SLU system on it.

    Any help would be appreciated 🙁

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  • spursfan1965

    hi i would just like to start by saying a big thank you to the developers of snowosx its great i installed with no tweaking im using a aspire 8920g the only issue is my sound does not work my wifi dont work and when i do anything on it reboot the machine then my keyboard and touch pad dont work im not quiet shore what im doing with the kext i coppied them in to the folder in the system folder and corrupted the os and had to reinstall it

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  • Anbu

    Hi…. i have downloaded a copy of snow leopard osx from torrent… it has an ISO file with size 10 mb and a DMG file with size 4 GB…. im using windows 7 os… i want to install mac in my acer laptop… can u say me how to write this image file to DVD or a pendrive and boot it… pls explain me with clear instructions….

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  • oysteinw

    Shall I copy ALL the unzipped files(IOATAFamily-panic-fix.patch) and folders(__MACOSX and IOATAFamily.kext) to USB stick?

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  • oysteinw

    Shall I copy ALL the unzipped files(IOATAFamily-panic-fix.patch) and
    folders(__MACOSX and IOATAFamily.kext) to USB stick?

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  • jayman

    I'm trying to make the move from Leopard to Sno Leo on my Gateway Laptop (Core2Duo, X3100 Graphics) I've tried the Retail and SnowX86 methods, both installers boot up but then, instead of the installer loading, the it hangs at blue screen that turns black after about 2 seconds.

    How do I remove the X3100 framebuffer kext from the Sno installer or keep it from loading?

    Thanks for the help,

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  • Can you tell me if we are able to do a 10.6.3 update with this distro? I get occasional freezes and I'm really hoping this update would help. Can we do it through the software update?

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  • Does anybody else get ocassional random freezes with this install? If so, is there anything you did to fix the problem?

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    • alican

      @gman i had the same random freezing issue and here is what i did:

      boot into the snow leopard. insert the installation disk and head to /system/installation.
      find the package named bsd and reinstall it **within the snow leopard system.

      my random freezes are gone with this. hope it works for you too

      cheers ^^

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  • hey, i got a DV9000 hp pavilion entertainment laptop
    tried installing using the new this russian universal distro everything went smooth
    after the completion and the restart when i hit f8 -v this is what i get:
    http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7994/photo00
    googled it million of times for way too much time to find almost zero info about this “memory allocation error”

    can you help me please?

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  • Mark

    after I type -v and hit enter, it goes through the libraries and so on. The next screen I get in a few minutes is solid blue like it is the screen where I need to partition and so forth but nothing on it. This is on a Gateway MX laptop. I had Deneb 1.4 working on it before.

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    • sketchbag

      Same issue for me. the gui just doesnt start. no finder or installer window. did you end up resolving it?

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      • sketchbag

        laptop panel display issue: resolved with patching dsdt. still kext will not load for the display controller though, so i get no resolution changing, no opengl, etc. very frustrating problem but i should figure it out eventually. maybe by 10.7 =)

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  • Kim

    How do i install when i have a striker extreme mobo ? it can't be done the easy way i think.

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  • frankjosh

    I have done the patching ( removing old kext, putting new and putting patch in to the macos directory in kext… but i still get it.. )

    Here is the photo of the screen:
    http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/9381/fffru.jpg

    what can it be? Is this fixable?

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  • can i burn the dvd (snowosx) into 2 disc?
    how do i do that?
    or do i need to find a dual layer dvd instead?

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  • Mahadeer

    How to mount my pen drive on Disk Utility.. My pen drive is FAT32… Can u help me in this situation…

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  • Ozun Can

    Hi, thanks for the awesome tut.;
    Though I to have one problem, after installing,
    and making the partition active, I startup my pc the only thing I get is boot0;done

    Thanks in advance,
    Regards

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  • STLVNUB

    Ahem,TSK TSK TSK

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  • Martin

    hi,

    i booted from the SnowOSX_Universal_10.6(432)GM_v3.5 and its loading some files until it says: Starting Darwin.

    After that my computer just reboots. Ive made sure that my bios settings is: First boot: CD/DVD ROM, AHCI, and S3 ONLY.

    Any idea about what i can do?

    My hardware is:

    MB: Asus P6X58D Premium
    CPU: Intel Core i7 920
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 6GB DDR3 Tripple Channel
    HDD: OCZ Agillity 60GB SSD
    GFX: GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB

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  • jadrick

    hi i download the torrent iso file and i bun it into lowest speed, then i start to install using -v the when the installation it comes it failed in to 45% i tried so many times it same thing failed again, i tried also to burn to another dvd it failed again, it says the source media is damage, whats wrong with that, can please help me my laptop is HP DV6700 give some more tips

    thank you

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  • Matt

    I am also getting the problem where it starts to load and then after i boot with -v it loads about 3 lines and then reboots within seconds. I have a Dell Studio 17 with Intel Core i5 and windows 7. Any help?

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    • Plech

      I have the same problem on my Acer 8942G with Intel Core i5 as well. After I first boot in verbose mode, it only goes through a few steps in a second or two and then reboots. The last line displayed is I believe something to do with loading /System/Library/Extensions.kext

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  • Rico

    Hi taranfx,

    Will SnowOSX Universal run on a Pentium 4 machine?
    Thanks in advance!

    Rico

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  • Rico

    Hi TaranFX,

    Can you please post the hardware specs of your PC where SnowOSX Universal runs successfully?

    Thanks a lot!

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  • Sander

    hi man.

    This guide is kind of confusing; in step 2 it's talking about a USB thumb drive yet OSX isn't installed to a thumb drive in this guide. SO why would be need to set boor priority for that?

    I am getting the problem that I can not even install because I get the “still waiting for root device” error.
    My BIOS only allows me to set AHCI mode to “IDE” and “RAID”. Setting either still gives the same result.

    I have tried booting via Empire EFI and then inserting the install DVD, but it gives me the same result.

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated

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  • Imi

    I can't find an option in my bios to change to ahci mode , so the gui doesn't strats right , what should I do? my BIOS is phoenix trustedcore and my laptop is vaio vgn-160E

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  • Hi , i tray to run snowosx universal from cd and i have setup my bios so i start booting in and i press on start F8 and type in -v and it start loading darwinx86 and than reboot it self.
    Using Core2Duo.

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  • Vaali123

    Hi Taranfx. Thx for the installation guide. Try to download kext_patch_sl_taranfx.zip file from zshare. but some error. i think the the file corrupted. can i give me any other link to download

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  • That0n3guy

    Will this work on a eMachines 2984?

    It's an Intel Celeron D 340. (Prescott-256)

    The only major change is it now has 1gb of RAM (Which isn't as much as I'd like to have) and instead of using the built-in graphics card I put in a Radeon 9250 256mb PCI card.

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  • Sunny_avn

    Hi,
    I have attached two HDs, one contains the Windows 7, other has a empty partion which I made for MacOS, when I get into the darwins boot thing…. it asks me to enter two hexadecimal values where I have 2 options, 80 (hd,0) and 81(hd,1), and if I select 80 then it does nothing and again asks for the same thing, and if I enter 81, then it asks me to choose from two partitions which I have on that particular disk which includes one for MacOS…. and then choose any option it says BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart….
    Plz help….

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  • Satori

    It all runs well for me. However the second time it boots none of my HW works except for the mouse and screen and sometimes the keyboard. Also when I install anything (e.g. the iphone programming tools) it works once then after reboot it won't launch that program anymore. Really frustrating. This is on a stock HP 6730b laptop on a MBR partition of the main HDD.

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  • Hey,taranfx
    I installed Snow Leopard , works fine,but no audio and usb drives(i.e. iPod,Pen drives,Nokia X6 in mass storage mode(and any other mode,for that matter) do not mount,no idea whats going on
    Help,plz,i'm totally new!
    My configs:
    Intel DG31PR
    LAN&AUDIO:Onboard
    nVidia GeForce 9400 GT 1024mb (where can i get a kext for this?)
    Intel Core2Duo E7200
    did i forget anythig else ?

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  • iPad has an e-book reader application, but it will not save the newspaper and book industries. As an e-book reader, iPad's ability in selective reading is not strong, and it is currently only able to read 60,000 books. Users can not clearly read under the light along. iPad weighs about 1.5 pounds, so it can last some time and you will feel iPad very heavy. In contrast with this product, the Amazon Kindle e-book reader weighs only 10 ounces. The books from the Apple bookstore cannot be read in other devices. Even using Apple's Mac or iPhone, can not read these books either. When the iPad is vertical, it is the bad experience to make text input on the keyboard in the screen. And when it is turned 90 degrees, the keyboard is unable to use basically.iphone case

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  • Andrew

    Hello everyone. First of all, I want to thank taranfx and all the other developers who spend hours deciphering and coding to make these types of mods possible. I truly thank you.

    I Have a unique issue that I would like to share and see if maybe an answer could be found.

    I installed Snow V3.6, per this guide, onto an Asus P5E3 Deluxe Mobo running a Q9300 Quad core. Everything installed with no hick-ups, can read from install cd, load apps from cd, etc.. Also installed the KP patch. The problem is when I get to the point where I try to start the computer for the first time from the hard drive.

    I use the -v command during the Darwin bootup and this is the last message I get before the screen goes black and the computer doesn't do anything (#'s to the side denote the readout line):

    1) ** Device in slot: SLOT-1 **
    2) NTFS driver 3.1 [Flags: R/W].
    3) NTFS volume name WinXPClass, version 3.1.
    4) ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::start –
    4) waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement)
    5) FakeSMC: key not found BEMB, length – 1

    I'm guessing there are additional Kexts I need for this board. Almost everything on the board has been disabled in BIOS and I have tried every combination of BIOS settings to try and get this resolved. Please let me know if there is another direction I can take.

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    • Andrew

      In addition, there is another string that pops up after the FakeSMC line, but I havent been able to figure out what it says because it goes away so fast.

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  • Anmol

    nice post sir
    would the same work on my sony vaio vpceb14en

    config
    intel core i3 processor
    intel hm55 express chipset
    3 gb ram
    ati raedon HD 5470 graphics
    intel high definition audio (uses the realtek high definition audio drivers)

    if yes what kexts??

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  • I can see that you are an expert at your field! I am launching a website soon, and your information will be very useful for me.. Thanks for all your help and wishing you all the success.

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  • hozey

    Total newbie so please bear with me. Trying to put universal on a Gateway M6827 with Intel Core 2 Duo T5750, Intel GM695 and 3 Gigs memory.

    Want to install Universal 3.5 and then Windows 7, but not sure how to format Seagate 250 GB. I've tried one GUID partition and 2 MBR. How should I format the hd using a Mac to do so?

    What do you know about the torrent Mac_OS_X_10.6.2_Patched_for_PC_UNIVERSAL.5269611.TPB? Would it be worth trying?

    All of your methods are great, but none have worked for me on the Gateway. Got started yesterday on Universal, but the installed reverted back to Choose your language. Second attempt only gave a blinking horizontal dash.

    Being a newbie, I'm confused about how to read replies you've made to comments. How can I read your replies to comments?

    Thanks.

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  • Kim Søndergaard

    Hi guy's here's my setup. can anyone tell me if i can install mac os ?

    Asus striker extreme

    8 Gb Corsair Ram

    1x 640 Gbb hitachi

    1x 500Gb Western digital

    Asus Geforce ENGTX 285

    Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 Ghz

    Creative Extreme gamer (Sound)

    Dvd-rw

    850 Watt PSU

    i want to install from a internal HDD.

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  • hi taran i have a problem. i am not able to find drivers for my toshiba L500 00Y laptop. if possible pls guide me. thnx in advance

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  • ayoosh

    what's the prob in using rewrittable disk, since i have wasted 3 disks alredy?

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  • nexus aka chus

    the patch file is 4kb?

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  • so far so good

    In case this helps anyone else. I just did this install and at Step 8, instead of getting Darwin boot options, I got a blank text screen that indicated “boot1: error:” Google didn’t show any resolutions, but after re-checking my steps, I went back into my BIOS and noticed that my SATA setting had been reset to RAID. Setting it back to AHCI (as per step 2) solved this and I was able to continue on.

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  • dmwase88

    Hi Taran thanks for the tutorial but i can’t get full resolution using the ATI HD 3400 graphics card,No sound

    -Sony VAIO Core 2 Duo @ 2.26Ghz
    -320 Toshiba HDD
    -Intel ICH9 Mainboard
    -ATI HD Radeon HD 3400 Graphics Card………Not Working
    -SnoW Leopard 10.6.6
    -Intel High Definition Audio……………………. Not Working
    -Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN……………………….Not Working
    -Marvell Yukon 808855E Ethernet Adapter……Not working
    -Broadcom Bluetooth Adapter…………………..Works out of the Box

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  • Pinkyplod

    hi i was wondering if u could point me in the right direction as im trying to install mac on an amd turion dual core laptop and unfortunatly its going right over my head if ya could add me on twiiter my tag is fantomraver any help would be great thnxs

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  • Pinkyplod

    hi i was wondering if u could point me in the right direction as im trying to install mac on an amd turion dual core laptop and unfortunatly its going right over my head if ya could add me on twiiter my tag is fantomraver any help would be great thnxs

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  • Pritesh Panjiker

    Does it support  intel chipset..??

        Name    1943W on Intel G45/G43 Express Chipset
        Current Resolution    1366×768 pixels
        Work Resolution    1366×738 pixels
        State    enabled, primary, output devices support
        Monitor Width    1366
        Monitor Height    768
        Monitor BPP    32 bits per pixel
        Monitor Frequency    60 Hz
        Device    \.DISPLAY1Monitor0
        Memory    1302 MB
        Memory type    2
        Driver version    8.15.10.2302

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  • Pritesh Panjiker

    Does it support  intel chipset..??

        Name    1943W on Intel G45/G43 Express Chipset
        Current Resolution    1366×768 pixels
        Work Resolution    1366×738 pixels
        State    enabled, primary, output devices support
        Monitor Width    1366
        Monitor Height    768
        Monitor BPP    32 bits per pixel
        Monitor Frequency    60 Hz
        Device    \.DISPLAY1Monitor0
        Memory    1302 MB
        Memory type    2
        Driver version    8.15.10.2302

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  • Bharath Softy

    Hi Moderator can you please re-upload the driver (KEXT) patch the link http://www.zshare.net/download/69227884288507da/ is broken.

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