Install Snow Leopard on PC [USB]

We had been into Mac OS X Installation on PC for a long time now. We ‘ve produced several flawless guides, though complexity may have varied.

With all your generous support, we are now able to produce the Easiest Guide to Install Snow Leopard on PC.

Update: You can upgrade to OS X 10.6.2 without any issues.

Before We Start:

  • This is “Retail method” for Installation [Most Trusted]
  • You need Supported hardware.
  • 8GB or Higher USB drive.
  • Snow Leopard Install DVD ($29 upgrade disk works) or an equivalent downloaded ISO.
  • Another Mac to prepare your thumb drive. You can also do this over a Hackintosh PC.
  • The EP45UD3P Snow Leopard install package: Download. This Automates all CommandLine work.

Step 1: Prepairing USB

First, we’re going to format usb thumb drive, later  copy the Snow Leopard DVD image to the thumb drive.


Watch the video in HD and fullscreen to get clearer look at the process.

After you restore the Snow Leopard install DVD to your thumb drive, all you’ve got to do is Run the EP45UD3P Snow Leopard.pkg file (download link above), select your thumb drive, and, let the installer will take care of all the work.

Step 2. Configuring BIOS:

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).

If you have trouble finding these settings, refer to the images below (click to enlarge) credits to Adam Pash.


Step 3: Installation

Now comes the easy part.

Restart PC, Make sure your prepared thumb drive is plugged into your PC. :

As shown in the Video: Boot into the Snow Leopard installer, format the hard drive you want to install Snow Leopard to (go to Utilities -> Disk Utility, then click on the drive, select 1 Partition, Mac OS X Journaled, give it a name, and make sure GUID Partition Table is set in the Options. After you Apply the new partition, go back to the installer and install like normal to that drive. When you reboot after the install completes, press the arrow keys at the graphical boot menu and select the drive you just installed Snow Leopard to.

Step 4. Minor Tweaks (optional but good to have)

You should have everything working by now. But here are few additional, optional steps to enhance your Experience:

1. Get Sound Fully working:

Sound isn’t entirely working yet. You may notice that sound actually does work in some instances, but not all. All you should actually need to do is open up the Sound preference pane in System Preferences (/Applications/System Preferences), click the Output tab, and change the output device to Built-in Line output (I haven’t tested with digital out, but it should work fine in theory).

2. Boot into Snow Leopard without USB Thumb Drive

Right now, your Hackintosh needs USB to boot. To boot from internal harddisk,  install the custom bootloader to your hard drive. Unzip EP45UD3P Snow Leopard.pkg zip file that you downloaded initially, run it and select the hard drive you’ve installed Snow Leopard to. Once the installer completes, you’ll no longer need your thumb drive plugged in to boot into Snow Leopard.


Bingo! You installed Snow Leopard on PC by the Easiest Way!

For Fixing WiFi: Intel 3945 Wireless Driver for Snow Leopard

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

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  • guest1

    wish there was a guide to do this without having a mac, isn't that the point of installing it on pc?

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      unfortunately not yet.
      you can get macbook from one of your friends. The process takes couple of minutes.
      Otherwise, you can install Leopard osx86 for this.

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    • Hyder

      first,download iatkos or ideneb
      dat allows u to install mac on pc widout use of an oder mac laptop
      den to format USB,make image n use d patch
      use iatkos or ideneb(whichever one u installed)

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      • http://sparky222b.myopenid.com/ Sparky

        Learn to spell.

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        • Andrew

          Agreed

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          • Mark

            Comme on guys… Jamaican style spelling is soooo cooool ;-)

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    • Daniel

      You dont need a mac or a hackintosh for this. make a hfs filesystem in ubuntu live cd and copy your snow leopard iso file to that partition and mount that filesystem a ideneb install cd and restore that iso to the usb drive.. and you are good to go.

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      • GUEST

        Do you have a guide to do this, just so it's a little clearer??

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    • yeah

      oh,ho,ho, but there is. download Kalyway_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd from a torrent. does all the work for you

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    • GUEST

      I just posted a guide for user “guest1234″, check the comments and you should see his or her post. Check the replies or whatever to see my tutorial.

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    • me

      yes you can just donwload Vmwire and do it from mac os from a virtual machine

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  • Dennis

    Thanks for this tutorial! I'm trying to run Mac on my PC. Motherboard: Asus P6T Deluxe V2. CPU: Intel I7-920.
    When trying to install I get this error message:
    http://uploads.dennismadsen.com/MacOnPC01.jpg
    http://uploads.dennismadsen.com/MacOnPC02.jpg

    Hope someone can help me!

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      Question: did it boot once? Try safeboot with -x -v -cpu=1 option. If this works, Great!
      By default, Snow Leopard, hence this method doesn't support Core i7, Max I tried was Intel Quad. However we can try a workaround. In Step 1 While creating The Install partitioin we have to introduce proper KEXTs (drivers) for your Motherboard. You can download those Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard kexts by referring to InsanelyMac's guide [It's fairly complex] http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?show
      Try downloading those and add those KEXTs by referring to older guide: http://www.taranfx.com/blog/how-to-install-mac-
      This can get complex.

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      • Pancho67

        Why in the hell I want a Mac over a Pc?

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        • Nathan

          coz macs got iLife retard.
          What do you use your PC for?

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      One More thing, I see that Kernel Panic is related with ACPI. It could be that you didn't set it as described. If you did, try different values. Secondly, -x -v -cpu=1 while booting, Thirdly unplug all USB devices and try rebooting without them.
      Also let me know after what exactly did it happen.

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      • Dennis

        What is Kernel Panic?

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        • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

          I guess you are new to Mac world: Kernel Panic happens when some critical fault comes into picture. In this situation it cannot be recovered due to a Hardware or software level fault, hence has to shutdown.

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        • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

          I guess you are new to Mac world: Kernel Panic happens when some critical fault comes into picture. In this situation it cannot be recovered due to a Hardware or software level fault, hence has to shutdown.

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      • Dennis

        How can I boot with this options: -x -v -cpu=1

        I can't find any section where I can type this bootoptions..

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        • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

          While booting, specify these options at boot prompt. Also try booting in safe mode by Holding SHIFT key during boot

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        • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

          While booting, specify these options at boot prompt. Also try booting in safe mode by Holding SHIFT key during boot

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    • Dennis

      After the “Darwin loading” text a screen with a loading-icon is starting. But after 2 seconds the screen is black – nothing happends. I have a Asus ENGTX260 (NVIDIA GeForce GTX260)

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  • Rahul aggarwal

    Good news guys, worked on First try on my Dell Mini with Core 2 Duo.
    Thanks for a peaceful guide!

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  • http://www.teknojunkie.com/ Aman Fahimullah

    Thanks for taking my Pic at the end. ;)

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    • kevinmscs

      Hi,

      I tried to install using this guide, the only thing different was I used a USB hrad drive instead of the USB thumb dirve and the PC reboots after the screen that said Loading Darwin. I could not get any further. Any suggestion?

      Thanks

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      • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

        Booting from USB HardDisk is bit tricky. You have to set the partition active.

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        • kevinmscs

          Thanks. Which partition should be set to active? Did you mean the USB hard drive partition where OS X is located (or created using the DVD) or the target partition (the blank local hard drive) where we'll install OS X into it?

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          • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

            The USB HDD partition on which OS X is created from DVD

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          • kevinmscs

            Sorry for the dumb question but how do i do that?

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          • timesheep

            In windows you go:
            Start > Control Panel > Administrative tools > Computer management > Storage > Disk Management.

            Choose your disk, right click the partition, and click mark partition as active ;)

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          • Xzar

            This option is greyed out for me. And windows treats my Ext. HDD as 3 partition(one of them not used). Where would be the problem?

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          • timesheep

            Well, you might need administrator privileges, but i always forget them, since I am the administrator, and have turned off UAC. So i don't notice it.Try right-clicking Computer Management, and run with administrative privileges.
            Besides you can always try using the full access recovery admin account built-in. This is a pretty dangerous way to gain administrator access though. Give it a google, i forgot how to enable it.

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          • Plech

            Hi,
            Unless I'm mistaken, an OS X Journaling partition cannot be made active in Windows. Please explain how you meant this, I'm getting the same error, instant restart after booting from external SATA drive.

            Thanks, Plech

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      • GUEST

        Use Chemeleon bootloader.

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  • http://www.teknojunkie.com/ Aman Fahimullah

    Thanks for taking my Pic at the end. ;)

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  • jazz7

    can i install it alongside windows 7 this way???
    how to dual boot

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      Install Windows 7 First then use this method, it will automatically do a Dual Boot

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  • Prashant

    I followed every step carefully. But when i boot my pc using the prepared USB stick, the installation says 'Loading Darvin' and then gets stuck at the grey apple logo screen. What am i missing here?

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    • matt

      I have the same problem as Prashant. When I boot from the USB it gets stuck on the gray screen with the Apple logo….not even a spinner. Any fix for that? Thanks!

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      • W Henke

        I have the same problem, any sollutions?

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    • matt

      Regarding the getting stuck booting at the logo screen. I did boot with verbose and looked like it got stuck with this message:

      USBF: 296.270 [a bunch of letters and numbers] The IOUSBFamily was not able to enumerate a device.

      So I guess that means there is a problem with the USB drive. I tried it on both my USB ports but get the same message.

      Any idea how to fix this? Any BIOS change needed?

      Thanks!

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  • Varun

    when i boot from usb drive it gives me the following message and stops:
    Boot cache: could not terminate cache on bad hitrate
    What do i do?

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  • varashi

    it also gives me the error:
    could not unlink playlist /var/db/bootcache.playlist: read only file system

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  • matt

    Would it be possible to use this install method from a eSATA drive? I have an eSATA port on my laptop.

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    • GUESTUSER

      It doesn't really matter WHERE you install your boot files. As long as the device is bootable, you can install SL.

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  • EazT

    I might need your help here. I tried booting into my USB stick after installing abracadabra package. However, I got stuck at this screen with nothing to go on after..

    boot0: GPT
    boot0: testing
    boot0: testing
    boot0: done

    What should I do next? Perhaps Im going to try the method without usb.. Haha..

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    • EazT

      Just an update. My system is running dual boot on MBR, Win7 and Leopard.
      For that, I tried partitioning my usb stick as MBR. It worked and booted into Apple Spinning Grey screen, and I got a KP as per the first post. Lolz..

      Additionally, I notice that the abracadabra stated 64bit. My SL10A32, i believe its 32bit. Any issues?

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      • EazT

        Update again, I tried -x -v -cpu=1 command and the attached picture is what I got. Just cant get it to run into the installation of SL.. Always kernel panic. =( Any advices?

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      • EazT

        forgot about the link
        http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/EazTerence

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  • Arthur

    I've tried using the USB install method a couple of times and the process wont recognize my thumb drive to boot. I set the boot order, set the three boot devices as USB-HDD, USB-FDD, and USB-CDRom and it still boots from the hard drive… any thoughts?

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    • Mat

      I think it depends on the BIOS spec of the PC/notebook. I've got the same behaviour on my HP 8530p, I did the same thing as you and I still can't boot by the USB thumb drive. Anyone could help please???

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      • mthal

        The olution is maybe in the BIOS… Under the entry “Bootpriority” is maybe another entry simply called “Hard Drive”.
        Here you can set the bootpriority of all connected harddrives and bootable usb sticks.
        Hope that helps ;D

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    • GUEST

      Use a custom bootloader like Chemeleon to use you FD.

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  • Peter

    Hi, thanks for the guide. However, the link to download the EP45UD3P package is not working well. Can't download the full file, always stuck at 99%. Any other alternative links?

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      I just tried downloading it on your request, works for me. I`ll email it to you in a while.

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  • Marty

    Hi, what is it about that stella's snow magic in the vid? do i need that and what is it doing anyways?

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  • woon

    Hello,

    I need to thank you for the instruction.
    However, it doesn't work to me.
    I tried to install it several times, but it shows me the same error.
    They say, “You must restart your computer…… ” something like that.
    It is just the beginning and even I cannot see any booting screen.
    And I cannot see ACPI power mode in my BIOS.
    Am I wrong? How can I solve this problem???
    This is my laptop.

    ThinkPad X 60
    Core 2 Duo T 7200
    2 G ram
    Intel GMA 945 chips

    Thank you.

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    • Henrik

      Hi,

      thanks for excellent guide. Installed on my Acer 6293 laptop. However it seems that I miss a lot of drivers since I cannot get following working:
      - internal keyboard ( it works with a external keyboard )
      - mousepad ( works with external )
      - ethernet card
      - Wifi
      - Sound ( I do not get the options as shown in the guide )
      - Camera ( well I did not expect that )

      Help would be very much appreciated!!

      Thanks
      Henrik

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    • Christian

      Almost exact same on mine. IBM Thinkpad T60p. any fix?

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  • Garrett

    Hi,
    I tried booting from usb device, It starts to boot and then the monitor says “cannot display video above 1280×1024 resolution” and then the PC reboots. Could some one tell me what I am doing wrong?

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    • ARHIvica

      I got the same problem, my monitor says “out of range”, did you get through this?

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      • justry

        I have the same problem too! Did you get through it?

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        • migento

          Same here any solution?

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          • fldkasdjfoij

            Me too! Anything I could do?

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  • bmilesp

    do you think this would wotk with OSX 10.6 Server? or would i need a multitude of drivers and more hackery? Excellent article!

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      To be honest, I never Tried Leopard server via this method. But when I think about it, there's nothing different that would stop it from doing that.

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  • CJ

    hi, I also performed this tut and loaded everything perfectly until the darwin load screen, it boots up through darwin then to the apple screen where it shows the circle ring loader. After a few mins it then continues to circle and a little icon on the apple icon appears which is supposedly is a red stop sign. And it just hangs after that until it restarts. I don't know whats the problem, can anyone help out here?

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  • rancid

    I could not get this to work either. I was having same problems as Denis.

    One option I could not set in bios was this

    ACPI Power mode: Set it to S3(STR).

    I only had S3(POS) not S3(STR)

    Also I could not work out how to enter the options -x -v -cpu=1

    When booting I got the screen up with the drive to install and if I press down I get several options there.

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  • eng2art

    Hi,
    wow in the frist i don't find the excellent guide like that
    thanks for you pro-man . i have Installed on my dell inspiron 6400 laptop.and it work good However it seems that I miss a lot of drivers since I cannot get following working:
    - internal keyboard ( it works with mac only external keyboard )
    - mousepad ( works with mac external )
    - ethernet card
    - Wifi it work but it not see any networks
    - Sound ( it is not work main)
    how to get it and how to install it if i have already the dell ins-6400 driver package
    but i can't determine are it is damage or am i don't understand how to instal it
    so help me to get the good sequences to do it install
    and some of problems
    1- the internal boot cannot work and get me
    boot0: GPT
    boot0: testing
    boot0: testing
    boot0: testing
    boot0: error
    so help me to get the good sequences to do it boot from internal HDD

    and the lap top is not work if i leave it for 10 minutes

    Sorry and Thanks
    eng2art

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  • Alex

    Hello,

    First of all, thanks a lot for the guide. Everything worked for me except after the installation is completed and I press the restart button, I do not get to the screen where I can choose the drive to start Snow Leopard. Instead it automatically goes into this grey Apple logo screen where it does not make any progress at all.

    I installed Snow Leopard from a USB drive (partion 1) to the same USB drive (partion 2).

    Any ideas?

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  • Pera

    I did all this, but when I try to boot from the usb I get a message “Input not Supported” floating on my monitor.

    Can you please help?

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    • Pera

      Also, can a USB drive be seen in Windows after all of this is done? My can't so I am wondering if I messed up something..

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      • tay187

        USB wont be seen on windows because windows doesn't recognize the mac format you formatted your USB to

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    • Yupipi

      I've got exactly the same problem , sure everything is well configured , bios , usb boot SL , the patching…. but I dont know whats wrong… damn I hate this kind of dumb stupid situations were nothings works fine!! hahaha well I'll keep trying!!

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  • winse7enandmac

    how do i set the drive as active because im using a external hard drive some forums say u can do it from the installer but most people say it fails

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  • luke mersh

    I have an acer aspire 4920 laptop, but i am unsure about how to put snow leopard on to my PC laptop.
    could you please help me

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    • sarois3

      I managed to get it working on my LG p300.
      No wifi and no sound and no internal keyboard.
      What do i do
      The system seems to be quick and great to deal with.

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  • sebwick

    I managed my prepare my thumb drive correctly. But when I launch it at boot you see the normal apple loading logo but then a message comes open saying that I should hold down the power button and restart.

    Why?

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    • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

      seems like you got trapped in a Kernel Panic. Boot with option “-v” on darwin console and let me know the error text u see at the last. or if u can get a pic of it.

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      • Pera

        I did all this, but when I try to boot from the usb I get a message “Input not Supported” floating on my monitor.

        Can you please help?

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        • justry

          I have the exact same problem!! “Input not supported” floating on my monitor when I try to boot from USB!! Can anyone please help with that??

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      • Christian

        something about processor 1 not reaching the something…i forgot. but yes it was a kernel panic. any way to fix? ibm thinkpad t60p

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  • coukz

    Good Day Taran,

    Kudos for all these great tutorials and I could say that they are easy to follow.

    Would like to ask for your help as I am having issues with this USB method. This is my Notebook Specifications :

    Sony Vaio VGN-CR353
    Core2Duo Processor (2.1GHZ)
    4gb RAM
    ATI Radeon X2300

    In this notebook I have set up a dual boot for Win7 and iPC OSx86 (10.5.6). iPC works fine except I could not crank the resolution further and WIFI :(

    I followed these detailed steps for SL installation via USB but I keep getting the Restart your PC error. Attempted to boot into safe mode and I got the message systemshutdown false and some other strings of “directory not found” or something like that. So my question is, is there any other way to tweak the installer or the files from the patcher I guess and could it be that this is not compatible with my hardware? ( I suppose not, pretty much I have the generic ones. ) and lastly if you have any workaround to get my resolution and wifi fixed for iPC.

    Appreciate your help mate.

    Have a wonderful day ahead.

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  • sundeepgill

    Hey Taran Thanks for everything you support. Okay so I bought a perfect working hackintosh from someone, it was awesome, fast. It had snow leaporad 10.6 and had tons of software I need, cause Im a video editor, anyways one night I decided to do Software Update :( and then next day it wouldnt boot. I learnt that is destorys the patches, is there anyway to fix that? I cant find any info on the web..Thanks

    ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA SPECIAL EDITION MOBO

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache: 8 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: BOOT.EFI.V80
    Serial Number: CK157KMHK5B

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    • jeff

      Ok Im a newbie here ;( Ive looked at the wiki and It looks like all of my hardware is fine (Asus P5Q3, Quad Core,mobo supported,2 Nvidia 9800's etc…)
      But Im running Windows 7… Ive got a 16GB USB Flash Drive…. but all I can find is HOW to make the Leopard BOOT USB Drive Under OSX…. Is there any way I can make the USB Boot Flash Drive Under Windows 7 ?

      Thnaks in advance I really appreciate anyone that can reply to me :)

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      • Thomas

        Hey Jeff,
        use this VMWare Version of Leopard to prepare your ThumbDrive.
        http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_c
        BR,
        Thomas

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  • Randy

    I followed the tutorial and put the iso on the thumb drive. When I reboot it says the following…
    boot0: GPT
    boot0: testing
    boot0: testing
    boot0: done

    Nothing else happens. Any idea what I should do?

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    • W Henke

      where did you get the mac install disk

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      • Randy

        I downloaded the ISO from a site online. My buddle has the disk. I'm thinking I should try out his disk.

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  • nimh

    hi all please update me anyone .letme know can i install SATA HDD . i have problem with my SATA .. please help me.

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  • Mac Learner

    I have done what this tutorial says and after setting up the thumb drive, applying patch. I restart PC and change the bios as suggested. Now when the computer boot up I get “75.1/60 HZ Frequency out of Range” and thats it. I can not do anything else. Help!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Mac Learner

    I have done what this tutorial says and after setting up the thumb drive, applying patch. I restart PC and change the bios as suggested. Now when the computer boot up I get “75.1/60 HZ Frequency out of Range” and thats it. I can not do anything else. Help!!!!!!!!!!

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    • http://twitter.com/jon6206 Jon

      i have this same exact issue 75.1/60 HZ out of range… any ideas?

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      • Saikia

        Me too any fix?

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  • plopbellie

    yes when i boot from the falsh drive it goes to the apple but then it says to restart. it doesnt boot and it doesnt show any words in the background please reply soon

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  • Anan20

    Heyy..
    I use a Dell Studio 1555.
    I'm really keen on installin snow leopard on my notebook.
    The tutorial looks simple and i'm going to give it a shot.
    Just wanted to know that if it fails it won't screw up my notebook rite?

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  • Greg

    Using this guide. If I wanted to dual boot windows 7 which I already have installed.
    Would installing Osx as per this guide on a sepperate partition work? Would i still use guid partition table when i format the disk or should i use MBR if i want to dual boot.
    If so let me just make sure I know what i am doing before I attempt.
    After Os x I then have to boot with windows 7 CD and repair installation then add OSX entry with Easy BCD. Am I right?

    Thnx so much

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    • Louis

      I would like to do the same thing. Did you get an answer to that question? I would like to be able to dual boot between my Windows 7 partition and the Mac OSX partition. Did you succeed modifying the boot entry with bcdedit?

      Thanks!

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  • Jal

    Hi Guys, I am trying to install Snow Leopard on my External USB HD using alienware m17X, which has Intel Core 2 Extreme Q9300 @ 2.53GHz, Dual GeForce GTX280m sli, 8GB RAM, GeForce 9400, and 500GB of SSD with RAID0 configuration. I am using win 7 64bit. But after i try to boot from prepared usb, nothing happens. it just stops.
    One more thing, I have installed snow leopard on my another extarnal hd 160GB by using dell mini 9, which worked perfectly by dell123 boot thing. And now i am able to use xp on internal hd and mac on usb hd on dell mini 9.
    I don know what problem i am getting on m17x. But please help me with this. I really want to use snow leopard on m17x. Thank You.

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  • alexannic

    Hello,

    I cannot get SL to boot the first time, shortly after Darwin loads I get a kernel panic message:
    'Should have 2 threads but only found 3 for Die…'
    http://it.tinypic.com/r/25gzdwl/6

    Notes:
    - I have tried booting with -cpus=1, arch=i386 and -x but with no luck.
    - BIOS Settings: AHCI set, ACPI: S3(STR)

    Strange, but when i enter the -cpus=1 setting I get exactly the same error message (2 threads but only found 3) as if nothing happened. But if I disable the 2nd core through BIOS, the message changes, and says: 'should have 1 thread but only found 2'! Link:
    http://it.tinypic.com/r/oqkiuh/6

    My Desktop PC setup:
    -Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.6Ghz
    - Foxconn MB P43A01 with P45/P43 RevA3 chipset
    - 2GB RAM DDR2 400MHz
    - ATI Radeon HD 4770

    Thank you for your help! I really appreciate it!
    Alex

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    • tay187

      You ever find a solution to this?? Mine is doing the exact same thing no matter what BIOS settings I try…

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      • tay187

        if you open the OSX installer from the USB/Hard Drive you made, I deleted the DMCT or whatever file from under the Extra's folder and it now can boot to the installer screen, but now I have the problem of it not seeing my hard drive :(

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      • eldhosegeorge

        MAC snow leopard doesn't support Pentium D processors. u will have to upgrade it to Core2Duo.

        I hope this clears ur doubts

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        • 1083macdev

          eldhosegeorge,
          You couldn't be more wrong. Not only does Snow Leopard support Pentium D processors, AMD and atom processors are supported as well using modded kernels. For Intel Processors use mach_kernel.432 for Snow Leopard 10.6, Use AnV_kernel.10.2.0 OR 10.2-BK for the 10.6.2 Snow Leopard Update, and legacy_kernel-10.3.0.pkg for the 10.3 Update. Do a search in Google for these kernels and quite spreading misinformation.

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    • GUESTUSER

      I had this issue too. What motherboard and processor are you running?

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  • Street

    hi i dont have a usb stick with 8 gb or more so can u please tell me how to make a boot through an external hard drive

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  • timesheep

    When i choose to boot from my USB stick (i haven't even installed it yet) nothing happens, exept there is a blinking underscore. It stays there for a long time, so i don't assume it's supposed to do that…

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    • Mark

      did you ever get an answer to this? I have the exact same problem.

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  • DoctorT

    I have problems with “out of range” graphic signal. How can I change the boot loader on the USB stick to start using a lower frequency?

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    • Saikia

      any help on this

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  • DoctorT

    I tried to install from USB but got a blank screen showing input mode not supported.
    On that screen which appeared right after the boot I typed “Graphics Mode”=”1024x768x32″ enter (I couldn't see what I was writing so it is important to get i right) Then installation started

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  • bebgsurg

    Hello,
    I have formatted a 16 Gb USB drive with GUID partitioning system. I have made a Mac OS X Install DVD disk image from a legally bought SnowLeopard DVD. However when I try to use DiskUtility to restore the mounted Mac OS X Install DVD to the USB drive, by dragging the image in the left column over to the Source: field, it won't “stick” and so I cant do it. I feel foolish but what can I do? Thanks

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    • JohnnyPlaid

      I have a kinda the same problem, I have made an iso of my real install disk with Toast and partitioned my 16gb usb the way told but when I go to Restore to the iso image it gives me the following error. It tells me that it cannot restore the image because my iso needs to be imagescanned so I try to do that with disk utility but it either says 'resources temp unavailable' (Something like that) or “Unable to scan “Mac OS X Install DVD.iso (Invalid argument).” I don't know what to do…I cannot figure it out. Thank you so much for your help.

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      • tay187

        If you still have your disc, rip it as a .dmg file… i had to do the same and mine worked with a .dmg but not with a .iso… try that out?

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        • Ghozey44

          I'm using a dmg of a retail version of SL just as the video said. Can't get it to restore. Any suggestions?

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      • cky1billion

        mount the image first, once you see it under the image name, then drag the little sub image thing to the restore tab. Sorry I cant be more specific, play with it you will see.

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  • DoctorT

    I solved the “input not supported” by downloading a newer version of ep45ud3p v3.
    Found it using Google

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  • samuelon25

    hello

    hi well i right now dont have a usb that has 8 or 16 gb but instead i tried restoring on a partition and then i installed the EP45UD3P and it worked fined
    after that i reboot it then chameleon boots up and then i see the partition where i put the mac os x image file so i click on that partition but then my mouse and my keyboard for some reason dont work
    i see the installation screen but my mouse barely moves and besides it moves to the opposite side and my keyboard doesnt seeem to be working plz help i want mac os x snow leopard really bad
    my current specs are
    dell inspiron 6400
    i have mac os x leopard 10.5.7
    2 gb of ram 667 mhz
    intel duo core running at 1.9 ghz
    nvidia gforce go 7300
    plz help me
    Any suggestion will be appreciated

    intel core 2 duo

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    • cky1billion

      I also experienced this, the processor is running slow as molasses, which is why the cursor jumps, not to mention the inordinate amount of time to get to that point. I believe it has to do with the bootloader, but I could be wrong about this. I used the magic package in conjunction with some leopard disks and also experienced the dreadfully slow bootup which is what leads me to think its the bootloader, and no leopard distro did this on my dell studio 15 laptop before either. I am looking for flags that tackle this, theres a ratio flag I have seen but dont know if that will work, but leads me to think it will.

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  • DoctorT

    Can this method also be used for Leopard (10.5.)

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  • sensimeon

    i followed the lifehacker guide and this and everything works great except for shut down/restart/sleep.

    but the weirdest problem is that when i click “about this mac” it goes to a blue screen, and seems to reluanch finder and im staring at my desktop again…

    evga 9500gt
    ep45-ud3p
    intel duo core 3.0ghz

    any ideas?!?!?

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  • alex

    Hi,
    I just followed the steps, but no drives appears just after the language selection.
    I will try to format a partition in hfs+ and see what happens after that.

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  • alex

    i'm just interested to know why my hard drive isn't shown when i open the disk utility ???
    all steps before were successful.

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  • Olivier

    For a reason or another, when I switch DVD (like said in the post) I get this:

    You should eject this CD and insert an OSX disc
    Do you want to continue….

    Anyone an idea??

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  • Christian

    Hey, I have a school laptop with 4 partitions on it. One for Windows XP… (need that one for school) one that's just backup files FOR school (need that one too, because one of my accounts is linked to it), one for iPC OSx86 and one for Snow Leopard (blank). So I CANNOT format the entire hard drive. I need the stuff. So, is there any way to make the Snow Leopard partition GUID WITHOUT formatting the entire hard drive??

    GREATLY appreciated if anyone can help! :)

    Christian

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  • Christian

    Hello there, great guide, EXCEPT…I have a school laptop. I have 4 partitions on it.

    1: Windows XP (Required for school)
    2: Backup (Stuff for school, also an account is linked to this drive)
    3: iPC OSx86 (just small partition for iPC)
    4: Snow Leopard (largest partition, awaiting Snow Leopard install!!)

    So I absolutely CANNOT format the entire hard drive, I need it! Is there any way at all to set it to GUID Partition Table, but just for the Snow Leopard partition, and NOT by formatting the entire hard drive???

    GREATLY appreciated if you can help!!! :D

    Christian

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  • Hyder

    plz answer my question send me reply @ hyder7nh@gmail.com
    i use EasyBCD to dual boot my Windows 7 and Leopard(iatkos v7)
    can i do d same for dis?
    if i can,which option do i select in OS Type under mac tab
    do i select Generic x86 pc or d oder one?
    or what oder method do i hav to do to dual boot windows 7 wid snow

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  • Kev

    question.. before i even attempt this will Mac work on my AMD Phenom II Quad base system?

    System

    2x AMD Phenom II x4 965
    6gb DDR3 2GHZ

    Dual XFX ATI 5780 Toxics
    2x1tb Sata HDD

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    • http://vknyvz.com volkan

      no 5xx0 series ATI graphic cards are not supported by any version of MAC OSX currently

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  • gmick

    wait is there a way to install leopard on the usb drive so you can have a portable copy of snow leopard

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  • mikekliem

    I followed these indtructions but get an install error saying some files could not be copied?

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  • mikekliem

    I tried this method
    Its not working for me the install fails with this message
    “the installer could not copy the necessary support files”

    Snow Leopard 106.0 retail DVD
    gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR
    geforce 7400GS
    sata HDD
    4 GB ddr3

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  • chris

    http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/4254/img0057

    I've followed this guide but when i try to boot the thumbdrive i get this error :< whats wrong :<? Please help me!

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  • eric

    All,

    I think there is a safe/safer approach to testing if your hardware is compatible with OSX.
    Install Vmware workstation on your windows box and install a virtual OSX. That should be telling if it will work at all.

    Tomorrow Im getting a pc, first time in years, to try and install OSX on it, or run ESX4 on it so I can then run a virtual OSX at least.

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  • samsa

    Hi taran,

    first of all, thanks for your guide. Looks easier as anything i've found so far. Still, i need your help.

    I prepared my thumb drive as described above and when i boot from it, i get the darwin loader screen. But shortly after I get a kernel panic, just the same as alexannic got: 'Should have 2 threads but only found 3 for Die…'

    Now I wonder if – like in his case- my processor isn't supported. I do have an intel core 2 quad q9300 boxed. I thought this one actually was supported by SnowLeo. But please tell me if i'm wrong about that ;)

    My other hardware:
    - MSI P45 Neo-F
    - 4GB DDR2 RAM
    - ATI Radeon HD 4870

    Thanks a lot, I appreciate any help I can get!

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    • samsa

      Addition to the post above:

      I forgot to mention that I can't set this option “AHCI Mode: SATA RAID/AHCI Mode should be set to AHCI” in BIOS. I just can choose IDE.
      I tried this guide to enable AHCI http://www.ithinkdiff.com/how-to-enable-ahci-in… but it doesn't change a thing.
      Do I have to flash my BIOS? Actually, I wanted to avoid that, don't want my PC ending up chrashed.

      Thanks again!!

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      • http://www.taranfx.com Taranfx

        flashing the BIOS is not required in 90% of the cases. DEfault setting (though not shown in BIOS) is fine.

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  • BEugen

    if you wanna keep this tutorial still you might wanna modify your video -you run too fast in the menus and then you wait a lot when there is notin hapening on screen, made me pause a lot of times to wee what you did there -it is a retard way to make a video tutorial

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  • BEugen

    now it works normal speed, it sems it was some linux pb, lol

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  • VictorEklund

    Hello! Firstly, thx for a great guide. I do have some problems though.

    I get a kernel panic message at the loading screen for the installation of Leopard. It's probably some part of my laptop not being compatible.

    I have a Samsung R522
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4300 Series
    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6400 (2,00 GHz, 800 MHz, 2 MB)
    4 GB (DDR2 / 2 GB x 2)

    I did a -v in Darwin. Can you make something out of this?
    http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo93/vicekl-

    Best regards Victor

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  • DoctorT

    anybody tried 10.6.3?

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  • soundwave

    Hi. Nice tutorial!
    but for some reason on Step 3 (booting into the Snow-Leo installation) I see the hard-drive icon, but afterwards I get a kernel panic and a message that I need to shutdown my computer.

    I have an Asus P6T + core i7 920.
    Btw, I've created the USB-installation on a Virtual Machine (10.5.6).
    I've changed the BIOS settings (AHCI & S3).

    Any suggestions?
    thanks!

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    • Erion

      yes the exact same thing happens to me..

      any idea ???

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  • rogerking

    Taranfx, I have just taken the plunge on a GA-EP45-UD3RL and your thumb drive method works well, except that there is no sound. The preferences does not see any device to attach to. I presume I must add a kext or two for the ALC888? I have no experience of how to do this Can you point me to anything that allows me to add kexts or patch what is there?

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  • Tom

    Hi, I tried to install it on my 5 years old Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop and it didn't work.
    Any ways to get it work?

    Thanks!

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  • Okami

    Getting instant reboot allways…where am I doing wrong? :(

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  • Okami89

    Hey Taranfx,

    as many guys here I have an (somehow important) question. Your guide is pretty easy to understand even for non professionals.

    But there still is one big question open: What is one supposed to do if he uses and usb external hard drive, like I do right now.

    Always getting instant reboot. So do I have to set it active under windows for example and than under mac format it as GUID? Or the other way arroung (wich I guess wouldn't be possible bc Win probably wouldn't be able to recognize it).

    PLS (!!!) give a litle support on that one :)

    yours sincerely

    Okami

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  • Okami89

    Or rather: did all the parts described in the tutorial. The only difference I had is that I used an external Hard Drive instead of an USB Thumb Drive…

    you'd realy realy help if you could tell me what is to be done to get it working. Allways shows the Apple Screen for half a second and then allways reebots.

    So I don't get to the Installation of SnowLeo :(

    PLS!! Need Support!!

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  • http://twitter.com/ananbanka Anan Banka

    Hello.

    I've made the USB as written in the guide. But everytime i try to boot through it i get the apple logo and then a message to shut down and restart. If i try with -v it just hangs after a while. Same way with the safe mode. Please help me out on this. I've tried this on the Dell Studio 1555 and the Dell Inspiron and a Vaio. Please help me out on this. Ive tried all the ways in the past two months.

    Regards,
    Anan

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    • Sekonio

      Did you solve the problem? I have the same computer and i'm having the same problem.

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  • Fizzy

    Is Pentium M Supported?

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  • http://twitter.com/TheyCallMeFizzy Jake Wyatt

    Is Intel Pentium M supprted?

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  • http://danielmichel.net/ danny michel

    i have installed snow leopard using this method, but i have an nvidia 7600gt 256mb, and my screen resolution stays at 1024x. how can i fix my screen resolution?

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    • GUEST

      Get an Nvidia 9800 GT.

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  • Cyntek

    Does this method work on a amd 4600+ X2 and ECS KN1 Sli Lite mobo with nvidia chipset NF4 and nvidia evga 9800GT 512mb setup.

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  • Kheir

    I get all of the above to work except for the boot without USB. It boots with the usb but once I install EP45UD3P and try to boot using the hard drive then it crashes.

    Any ideas to make it work without the USB?

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  • guest!!!1234

    isn't there a way to install this, without an existing mac os x installation?
    i have an image of 10a432 snow leopard and i don't have a mac.

    CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!

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    • GUEST

      Yes, actually all you have to do is the following:
      (Make sure you're running Linux Ubuntu 9.xx or 10.04)
      - Install hfsplus and hfsprogs via apt-get (Terminal) or use the Synaptic app manager and search for these packages.
      - Make sure your USB drive is inserted
      - Open Terminal via Apps and type “sudo -s” then type “df” to see were your flashdrive is mounted, or use Disk Utility to check (my disk shows up as “sdb”)
      - I prefer a graphical interface, so go to Disk Utility (in Ubuntu 10.04) and look for your device. Choose to format the whole device with “GUID”. (Do not create ANY extra partitions)
      - Now go back to Terminal and type: mkfs.hfsplus -v LinOSX -U 0 -G 0 /dev/sdb1
      (Please note that “LinOSX” is the volume name, not the root identifyer. Also, the “1″ is sdb1 refers to partition 1.
      - There should be two partitions on your flashdrive now. One is the EFI partition (which GUID uses) and the other should be HFS+. In Disk Utility, you should be able to see both of these partitions. Please note that you don't want to do anything to the EFI partition, as this is used by EFI.
      - Make sure the EFI partition is un-mounted, and then go and make sure your main sdb1 partition is mounted (yours may not show up as “sdb1″, just make sure to mount whatever ISN'T EFI)
      - Extract your OS X disk image (if it already isn't) to the “sdb1″ partition of the flashdrive and add the Chemeleon bootloader along with additional stuff. (I tried doing this and using the EP45UD3P from Stella blog or whatever, and it didn't work. Use Chemeleon instead, it is much more stable and reliable.)
      - If you need help understanding how to copy the OS X Install DVD disk image in Linux Ubuntu, then check back or make a comment about it so I know.

      I hope this got you a start, there are other ways, but this one is the easiest, this Linux and OS X are closer relatives than any other O/Ss are.

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      • Jerry

        Need help copying the OS X Install DVD disk image in Linux Ubuntu..

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      • Yaro Kasear

        I don't see EFI anywhere on the drive I formatted. Is this a problem or is the partition hidden from me?

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  • asdasd

    Hi, if i install iATKOS V7 10.5.7 DVD for Intel/AMD, i will can update with thees files? ir will works? what you recommend to install of first and later this?

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  • Bob

    THANKYOU – awesome tutorial

    one problem, when i boot with the flash drive, it says:
    Boot 0 Done
    Boot 1 Error_
    Any suggestions? My BIOS didn't have a “SATA RAID/AHCI Mode”
    Thanks

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    • GUEST

      You must have AHCI on your MB for OS X SL to work. OS X SL needs AHCI mode so that it can access the hardware properly.

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  • guest540

    Hello eveyone,
    when i try booting from the USB drive it hangs when the apple icon appears. nothing else happens. help!
    is my hardware compatible?
    Gateway Netbook EC14 Series
    Intel C 743 1.30 GHz
    230GB
    i did everything above step by step. please advise.

    thanks in advance

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  • C~Dizzle

    Will this work for 10.4 Tiger?

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  • MacDaddy

    Is there a guide here for Phoenix Bios setup?

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    • Anonymous

      Did you ever get an answer? I’m trying to put it on my laptop with Phoenix Bios which doesn’t allow me to change any of the bios mentioned as needing to be changed.

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  • MacDaddy

    I carefully read through all problem posts before I posted this.
    I get the apple press any key screen then a OBEY logo pops up and that's it.
    Gateway
    Duel 2.5 Pentium D processor
    2gig ddr2
    Reformated hard drive in a MAC as Journaled OSX format from NTFS.
    Phoenix Bios

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  • Salax

    Can I use a USB hard drive instead of a thumb drive?

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  • http://twitter.com/Rajinajami Raji Najami

    Hello i am trying to install Mac OS x 10.6.2 on my PC and yest when i boot from the USB disk or the DVD the system restarts while loading Darwin , this is my setup i would apreciate help

    MB: Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5
    CPU : AMD Phenom Quad 9850
    4GB DDR2 800Mhz Ram
    the Bios version is F7 ( latest before the F8 which is beta version )

    PLease help

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  • Fxe78

    Good luck on finding Stella’s Snow Magic without having to pay to join a site. Tried over a dozen download links, most linked me to the same place, that you have to subscribe to in order to download.

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    • Jchiera93

      Ummm, I found it fine… Use his link he gave you… and I found Version 2 for free… I have no idea what your talking about.

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  • CraziSushi12

    i just bought a hp dv8t series from hp.com i need to know if i can install snow leopard onto that.
    Its specs are

    processor-Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-450M Dual Core processor (2.40GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)
    memory-6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    graphics-1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 230M [HDMI, VGA]
    hard drive- 640GB 7200RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (320GB x 2)
    optical drive-Lightscribe Blu-ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW
    screen-18.4″ diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)

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  • themacnazi

    i have a problem whenever i do this it will always say to hold my power button and then turn my pc back on i do this and this always appears

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  • Hozey

    Is there anyway to get the standard Apple login screen to come up. There will be two people using my Hackintosh.

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  • Hozey

    I'm a total novice who just got lucky getting OSX86 on my laptop. Everything is working except wireless. But I'm getting the following at boot up. Anyone know what this gibberish means? Ω means I can't decipher the character.

    Hibernate image is too old by 788 seconds. Use Forcewake=y to override
    Table /Extra/DSDT.aml read and stored at: f4e000
    New DSDT loaded in memory
    No ACPI version 1 found. Ignoring
    RSDP version 2 found @f6830. Length=36
    RSDT @bf6d618e, Length 80
    TABLE FACP, FADT found @bf6dfb5e. Length 116
    DSDT: old @bf6d73f0,, New @f4e000,0
    TABLE ACPI, TABLE HPET, TABLE MCFG, TABLE BOOT, TABLE TMOR, TABLE SLIC, TABLE APIC, TABLE SSDT, TABLE SSDT, TABLE SSDT,
    RSDT: Original checksum 128, New checksum 128 at f58000
    XSDT @0;bf6d61e2, Length=132
    FADT found @0,bf6dfbd2, Length 244
    DSDT: old @bf6d73f0,bfd673f0, New @f4e000, f4e000
    TABLE FACP@f5b000, TABLE ACPI@bf6dfcc6, TABLE HPET@bf6dfd2e, TABLE MCFG@bf6dfd66, TABLE TCPA@bf6dfda2, TABLE TMOR@bf6dfdd4, TABLE SLIC@bf6dfddfa, ΩΩΩΩ
    E ΩΩΩ
    ΩΩΩΩΩ
    dΩΩΩΩ
    ΩsuΩk
    28, sum 194

    RSDO: Original extended checksum 109New extemded checksum 71
    Press a key to continue… (DEBUG_DSDT

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  • Charlzm

    I'm a noob, brand new to the Hackintosh world.

    I didn't think this was going to work for me since I have a different mobo/vid card setup, but I tried it anyway. Kernel panic.

    This is going to be a clean install of Snow Leopard on a single boot system. basically, just a a Mac running on non-Mac hardware. Going to keep trying with some of the other guides on here…

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  • Dronnoc

    Hey,
    I followed another method to install Mac OS X onto a virtual machine so i could have the other mac os x to transfer files and data from. Now i want to run your setup on my machine, but when i get to the screen to start the install, the countdown gets to the end and then my computer restarts :/ i have tried it with the “-x”, “busratio=12″, “-v” and “-cpus=1/2″ (only one number at a time). its annoying, and i have been pulling my hair out trying to figure this one out… anyone got any ideas?

    System specs
    Acer Aspire 5745g Laptop
    Intel i7 Core 720QM 1.6GHz
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    4GB Ram
    Currently running Windows 7 x64 Home Premium alongside partition for Mac to go on.

    Sorry if thats too many details, just really really would love some help :)

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  • http://twitter.com/DeadKatDesign Calum Meyer

    thanks man, great tut! :D

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  • Guest

    can you use a Mac Os X 6.4 recovery disk that came with a mac for the snow leopard .dmg file?

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    • GUESTUSER

      NO. Only the original boot DVD as a .dmg.

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  • user

    Have tried this method 3 times, as well as doing the command line myself a few times. Does not work for me at all with the same gigabyte board used in this how-to.

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  • https://me.yahoo.com/andrewdonshikd#23b8e Andrew

    do you need the modified mach_kernel for this if you have a pentium D?

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  • Guest

    After restoring my memory stick with the .dmg file and changing my bios I load up the mac using the Flash Drive but it says “you need to restart your computer. Hold the power button until it turns off” … etc Error Message. How should I proceed? ( I used a downloaded image of Snow Leopard from trusted source that works for many)

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  • MonaLisa

    Hello. I am trying to dual boot my Fujitsu lifebook with Snow Leopard. I have an Intel Core Duo Processor (T6670). I have 2 GB DDR 3 RAM. The install went all the way through. Upon reboot, I chose the drive that I installed Snow Leopard on. I immediately get an error message can't find mach_kernel. I have been researching this for weeks and can not get anywhere. I have tried several commands in the terminal, half of which did not work. Some of the solutions I found, I was not able to do because I have no way to explore the drive. Also, and this may be the problem, the guide says to change the ACPI mode to S3 in the bios. I have used CPUIDs CPU-Z to verify that I have capability to do this; however, there is no option whatsoever in my bios to do this. I have searched every menu of my bios and the manual for it. The screenshots here look nothing like what I have in my bios. Please… any help would be appreciated. I am not ready to give up on my snow leopard install!!!

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  • Yo2lts

    hello! Not Have The GA-X58A-UD7 and intel i7 processor Snow Leopard install package: Download?

    Thanks!

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  • Justin7623

    I cant install the Mac OS as when I boot up my device, it keeps on telling me to restart the computer

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  • ek

    Great guide, I am trying to get a Dell Vostro1720 set up with Snow Leopard 10.6.3. I can boot from the USB drive and Darwin starts to load but then the machine powers off. Any suggestions?

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  • Nick D

    OK, so after a couple of days of messing around with this I finally got Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on my HP G62-225DX laptop. I was getting the kernel panic saying cpu 0 blah blah 2 threads instead of 3… I had to do a couple of things differently from this guide though. On the bootable USB thumb drive I had to delete the DSDT.aml file that is in the Extra folder. I don’t know why deleting that prevented the kernel panics. Then I booted to the USB drive and when I got to the screen where you select the drive to boot from, push the TAB key then enter “cpus=1″ (without quotes) while highlighting the USB drive from the list of drives. This allowed me to load the installation wizard off the thumb drive. My keyboard didn’t work at this point though so I had to use a USB keyboard.

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  • The_nos2006

    I’m using ps/2 keyboard and mouse but when i get to the change language menu…my keyboard or mouse doesn’t work..what should I do??thanks

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    • G33K

      Try installing using USB Keyboard and Mouse…..later you can install kexts for PS2 support.

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  • infiltrator

    I’ve tried reading most of these comments. One thing that I didn’t see was an answer as to whether or not this is intended for an AMD computer. In the step where we click the program to install the packages it clearly says “Only for the MSI P45 Platinum with an NVIDIA Graphics card and Inter Core based CPU.”. Should we be trying to install on AMD computers?

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  • Walker

    My bios settings look nothing like this how could i install mac on my PC
    ‘e machine ’2GB RAM AMD 64

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  • http://profiles.google.com/macsrule15 Joshua Owens

    i have this installed on a 8gb flash drive and it will not boot to the flash drive

    pentium d emachines

    and ideas?

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  • Cavfan23

    does it run smooth?

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  • Anonymous

    Crane Stand is simply the highest quality Adjustable Laptop Stand on the market and the only DJ Laptop Stand that is made in the USA. The robust Portable Notebook Stand was rated #1 in stability, and is the only Foldable Laptop Stand with a 3-leg design.

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  • Rhannosh619

    Does this work for AMD Phenom II X4?

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  • Rhannosh619

    Does this work for AMD Phenom II X4?

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  • Rham_hyde

    Everthing is smooth like a snow leopard,, but i can not make my PCI wireless WN350G working on my SL with mobo DG41RQ,, 

    Help me …

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  • Arun.S.Son

    hi friends can you please help me to instal hackintosh in my intel laptop me didnt see any instruction about hackintosh instalation????????????????????????????help me please

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  • Alex

    when i try and restore the iso i get the error could not validate source invalid argument can anyone help?

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  • Apu

    The EP45UD3P package is for a particular model of Gigabyte Motherboard, you moron! No wonder the comments, most of them fail

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  • AndrewL.

    Hello,

    I am using an amd phenom II x4 965 3.4GHz processor running on an mdi motherboard model: ms-7596 ver 1.3, 4GB of DDR3 ram 1333MHz…I have set the BIOS (ver 2.11 12082010) to boot to USB first, RAID Mode set to AHCI, and ACPI set to S3. I partitioned a 32GB usb thumb drive with a 10GB GUID partition table formatted with Mac OS Extended (journaled) file system. I am able to BEGIN booting to the usb drive, but then it hangs forever…I have tried every boot option available: boot, boot verbose, boot ignore caches and boot single user with the same results every time with each option…wants to boot, then hangs (no errors, no nothing) I get the Apple logo, but not the spinning wheel thingy you would normally see during boot up indicating the machine is “thinking”.

    Please help.
    Thanks

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