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HardKnoxNi69a
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Guide To Install Snow Leopard On AMD!!!


 

I figured I would make a guide on how to install Snow Leo on AMD because after tons of different guides that didn't work I finally got the trick. I managed to get my HP TouchSmart Tx2-1020us (AMD Turion-x2Ultra64) and others up and running so I would like to share with all you frustrated users dying to get your hands on some Snow.


FOLLOW THE GUIDE EXACTLY! CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK! I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU MESS UP YOUR PC!


Things You'll Need..

 


* First thing first and probably the most important, you'll need aworking install of Leopard 10.5.x on your PC already. ------(Google -iAtkos is a good OsX86 Distro)

 


* Original .DMG of Snow Leopard(v.10A432)(Make it writable - Will need to edit .DMG)


* An empty partition or drive with at least 10GB free space


* Download Required HardKnox Files for installation from here (HardKnox.zip) (Files in the guide with **xxxx** around them will be coming from the HardKnox Folder!!!)


TAKE A BREATH THAT'S THE EASY STUFF LETS HAVE SOME FUN NOW!!!

 


Step 1. Mount the Snow.DMG file, then go to Disk Utility and save awriteable .DMG file to your desktop or where ever you prefer. Un-Mountthe Read-Only .DMG and Mount the new writeable .DMG, After you have thenew Snow .DMG Mounted open the image so it brings you to themenu(Picture of Leopard with install and two folders). DO NOT CLICKINSTALL!!!. While the image is open click Go In the Top Menu Bar andselect GO TO FOLDER.. then type "/Volumes/<Mounted Snow Leopard Install Disk>/System/Installation/Packages


Step 2. Copy the **OSInstall.mpkg** from the HardKnox Folder and replace the one in your mounted Snow DMG. It's located in folder we previously brought up("/Volumes/<Mac OS X Install DVD>/System/Installation/Packages").

-- If you haven't done so previously CREATE A PARTITION OR DRIVE WITH A VALID FILESYSTEM FOR YOUR OS. Use Disk Utility to choose an empty Partition or Drive then select ERASE with the OS Ex Journaled option.


Step 3. After the format, make sure the permissions of the partition/drive are correct by running the following commands in the terminal:

 


-->sudo -s

 

-->chown 0:0 /Volumes/<Name Of New SNOW Drive>

 


Step 4. Finally Let's Get Working. Run the "OSInstall.mpkg" file you replaced earlier in the Packages folder from the SNOW install .DMG. DON'T GO CRAZY CLICKING AWAY make sure you change the installation drive to the new SNOW drive and customize the install by removing allthe PRINTERS LANGUAGES AND FONTS.As many people say go get a coffee or something, because install will probably take around 20 minutes tofinish.


CONGRATS!!! That wasn't hard was it. BUT YOU ARE NOT DONE YET SO DO NOT RESTART!!!


Step 5. Run **Chameleon RC2** MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE INSTALL LOCATION TONEW SNOW PARTITION/DRIVE!!! When that completes go into the **ChameleonRC3 Folder** then into the i386 folder and copy the **BOOT** file.

 

-- Run **ShowAllFiles** and select "SHOW", now you need to replace theboot file in the root directory of the new partition/drive with the**BOOT** file from the i386 folder.


Step 6. Now we need to delete a few files and copy a few files in order to make a successful boot, so you need to navigate to the root of the new Snowpartition/drive and go to the /Extra then /Extensions folder and trash the "Disabler.kext", now go back to the root and go to the folder called /System then /Library then the /Extensions folder while here we also need to trash the "AppleHPET.kext" and"AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext". So in total 3 kext's should now be trash!! Ok while we are in this /System/Library/Extensions Folder Copy the 7 Files inside the **Snow Kexts Folder** and place them in the current /Extensions folder that we are currently in. So you should be adding: AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, fakesmc.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, OpenHaltRestart.kext, PlatformUUID.kext, VoodooHDA.kext and VoodooPS2Controller.kext to the/System/Library/Extensions folder.

 


Step 7. Copy the **KextUtility** to your current desktop, then copy the /Extra/Extensionsfolder from your new SNOW partition/drive to your current desktop. Now drag the new Extensions folder on your desktop OVER the newly copied**Kext Utility** app to open and repair the permissions of that  /Extensions Folder. When the **Kext Utility** app finishes it creates a new Extensions.mkext on your desktop. Navigate to the Root of your Snow partition/drive go in the /Extra Folder and delete the old /ExtensionsFolder and Extensions.mkext. Once you complete that, copy the new/Extensions Folder and Extensions.mkext from your desktop and place into your /Extra folder on your New SNOW partition/drive.

--If you would like a little less clutter amongst your files you can now run**ShowAllFiles** again and chose HIDE if you wish to get rid of all thehidden files.


Step 8. Run **DSDT Patcher** from the **DSDT**folder. In the patcher for OS options select Darwin/Mac OS X and for patcher options select Apply DSDT To... MAKE SURE YOU SELECT YOUR SNOWPARTITION/DRIVE. Then Patch.


Step 9. Copy **smbios.plist**and place in the /Extra Folder off of your SNOW root directory, while in this directory copy your com.apple.boot.plist file to your current desktop, open the file on your desktop inside the text there is "mach_kernel" add .test7 to the end of the two words so it should now look like "<string>mach_kernel.test7</string>" once you have done so save the file. Return to the /Extra folder where you received the com.apple.boot.plist file from and delete the old com.apple.boot.plist file then copy the new file from your desktop and put it in the folder where it originally came from. Once you are done that, copy **mach_kernel.test7** and place it in your SNOW partition/drive root directory.

 


Step 10. Now finally last step,all you need to do is repair the permissions for the SNOW Extensionsfolder. In order for it to repair you need to put the following commands into the terminal.

 


-->sudo -s

 


-->cd /Volumes/<Snow Leopard Installation>/System/Library/Extensions

 


-->chown -R root:wheel *

 


-->chmod -R 755 *

 


CONGRATS!!! You should now have a working copy of SNOW. When you restart choose SNOW when chameleon boot loader shows up. You should probably repair permissions through Disk Utility once you are in theOS(If for some reason the OS says you don't have the package installed for Repairing your permissions Navigate back to the Packages folder in the SNOW.DMG you installed from and install the BSD package). If your internet or sound doesn't work look around the web for a driver, remember SNOW IS MADE FOR A MAC not your PC so hopefully somebody else has already made a driver for your Hardware. I did not include details on Video cards just makes stuff more confusing and more likely for some errors but you can look up info about EFiStudio to add specific details to the com.apple.boot.plist file. So as of now you will be booting using generic drivers nothing fancy I am just trying to get you guys up and running. There are wonderful sites out there dedicated to helping us 0sX86 modders so join some and help the community grow. There are different kernel flags you can use to control the way your OS boots sofor example to see exactly what your pc is loading while the OS boots while selecting the SNOW drive in chameleon type "-v" to enter verbose mode, "-x" for safe mode, there are many things you can do for 32-bitmode type "arch=x86_32", "-f", etc., look online for commands they can be helpful. If for some reason you don't boot up re-read the steps and follow EXACTLY!!. Use the -f -v commands first boot so you can know how things go that way you can see exactly what goes wrong if anything. PM me for any questions. GOOD LUCK!!

 


Combo Update to 10.6.2: Mac OS X v10.6.2 Update (Combo)


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December 9, 2009 at 5:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

_lex
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hell yeah!  got mine going!  took 5 min of booting what looked like spanish but its up.  had to add AppleSuperNforce to work with my chipset and the newest fakeSMC (2.5) but its up and running in safeboot.  now to add video and ethernet and i am set!  thanks man, you helped me learn a lot and get this going!

December 26, 2009 at 1:18 AM Flag Quote & Reply

HardKnoxNi69a
Site Owner
Posts: 36

hey lex im glad u got everything up and going congrats and welcome to the community recommend some folks to come this way thanks

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HP TX2-1020US TouchSmart Tablet PC

QuadBoot-Windows7 Ultimate-OsX 10.6.2-OsX 10.5.7-Linux

2.2 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra 64 ZM-82 Dual-Core

12.1-Inch WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Integrated Touch-screen

ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics - AMD M780G Chip

LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support

320GB Hard Drive, 4096MB DDR2 RAM

Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth


December 27, 2009 at 3:05 AM Flag Quote & Reply

grattojf
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Posts: 13

Hey HardKnox, thanks for the guide !


I've been able to boot on 10.6 without any hitch.


Now I've got a few things to figure out, but that's what Google is for, I guess :)


I come from a Solaris background so I'm a bit familiar with the filesystem and so on... other parts leave me stumped :


Once I booted following your method, I tried to copy nvinject.kext from my 10.5.7 installation to /System/Library/Extensions on my 10.6 system. I then rebooted the usb drive where 10.6 resides using -f and I still can't get my network card (DLink-530T) and my video card (GeForce 8300), so obviously I'm doing something wrong when it comes to install new drivers. I'll find out, in due time :)


Once I can certify that my installation is functionnal, I'll re-do your procedure from my usb drive and install a new copy of 10.6 on my main HD and then erase my usb drive.


I do have a question for you, by the way:

I'm assuming 10.5.7 was 32bits (might be wrong on that) and that 10.6 is 64bits. Since I'm copying 10.5.7 kexts to my 10.6 system, they might not be of the same architecture. Is that why I can't load them ? Is there any pitfall to do what I'm trying to do ?


Thanks for your guide, and maybe for your answers ! I know you are quite busy answering tons of questions on InsanelyMac; you're doing a great job !


-- Jeff

January 10, 2010 at 2:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

HardKnoxNi69a
Site Owner
Posts: 36

hey jeff welcome to tekmodz

ok u are very right about using the same kext from leo into snow very different the architecture have changed big time so the chances of any of ur old kexts working are slim to none i will get the newer nvinject for you and put in download sections for you let me know how its going! thanks for joing recommend some friends and ill be waiting for you on the bottom of page there a bar for meebo so there can be instant messaging amongst members plus other networks to so check that out ill be on

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HP TX2-1020US TouchSmart Tablet PC

QuadBoot-Windows7 Ultimate-OsX 10.6.2-OsX 10.5.7-Linux

2.2 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra 64 ZM-82 Dual-Core

12.1-Inch WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Integrated Touch-screen

ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics - AMD M780G Chip

LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support

320GB Hard Drive, 4096MB DDR2 RAM

Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth


January 10, 2010 at 4:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

grattojf
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Posts: 13

Thanks for nvinject, it's appreciated. I'm more eager to look for skge thus far as a non-networked PC isn't worth much :) I'll google around; that NIC is quite used so I'm sure I'll find something out, sometime.


I'll recommend people for sure. Thanks again !


-- Jeff

January 10, 2010 at 4:23 PM Flag Quote & Reply

grattojf
Limited Member
Posts: 13

Ok, I've found an skge.kext that apparently works on 32/64bits. Not sure about your policies regarding posting links and/or posting new topics on hardware drivers. For the time being, if anyone needs it, PM me and I'll send the link.

January 10, 2010 at 4:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

HardKnoxNi69a
Site Owner
Posts: 36

feel free to post links in the appropriate section of the forum Check Out The OSX Section For Driver And Post There Also If U have Links For Software and Stuff definately post help everyone out thanks

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HP TX2-1020US TouchSmart Tablet PC

QuadBoot-Windows7 Ultimate-OsX 10.6.2-OsX 10.5.7-Linux

2.2 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra 64 ZM-82 Dual-Core

12.1-Inch WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Integrated Touch-screen

ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics - AMD M780G Chip

LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support

320GB Hard Drive, 4096MB DDR2 RAM

Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth


January 11, 2010 at 3:06 AM Flag Quote & Reply

grattojf
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Just posted some links on the appropriate forum sections. I'll post some software links for Mac & iPhone once at home. I'm on a monitored network here at work :)

January 12, 2010 at 11:15 AM Flag Quote & Reply

brinks
Limited Member
Posts: 1

Hi,


I found your guide on insanelymac's forum and want to follow it since it seems to be one of the better ones out there.  The only issue is that I do not have a running copy of OSX on a PC now, I have a macbook.  Is there a way to use my macbook to prepare the installation and follow the guide or do I need a PC to do this?


thanks,

February 27, 2010 at 11:17 AM Flag Quote & Reply

HardKnoxNi69a
Site Owner
Posts: 36

hey brinks i would like a lil more info about what u are trying to do this guide is to install snow leopard on a pc I believe it would be easy to install snow on an actual mac but let me know more details please about your curent seup nd what u are trying to do

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HP TX2-1020US TouchSmart Tablet PC

QuadBoot-Windows7 Ultimate-OsX 10.6.2-OsX 10.5.7-Linux

2.2 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra 64 ZM-82 Dual-Core

12.1-Inch WXGA High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Integrated Touch-screen

ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics - AMD M780G Chip

LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support

320GB Hard Drive, 4096MB DDR2 RAM

Wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN & Bluetooth


February 27, 2010 at 2:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

sinman02
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Posts: 1

I posted this on Insanely Mac Forums with attachments...I'm not sure how to include them here...Please help.


Hello. I’ve spent the last two days trying to get Snow Leopard working my my pc. I currently have Leopard 10.5.8 running through iDeneb 1.6 Lite.

 

I’ve followed the instructions to the letter and I can get through the install fine, but when I go to boot from the chameleon screen, I get a screen that tells me I must restart my computer (in different languages).

 

If I type in various boot commands, such as:

 

-v (-v.JPG)

 

-v busratio=20 (-vbusratio=20.JPG)

 

 

-v -F cpus=4 fsb=200000000 maxmem=4096 (-v-Fcpus-4fsb=200mmaxmem=4096.JPG)

 

I get slightly different frozen screens (attached). I'm not sure if they're kernel panics.

 

 

Can someone help me move forward? I'm at a loss (and pulling all my hair out).

 

 

My specs are as follows:

 

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 [ACPI Suspend Type set to S3(STR)]

 

Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

 

Memory: 4GB (2GB x2) A-Data Gaming Series DDR3 1600

 

Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 w/ one DVI port

 

WLAN: Encore ENLWI-N Wireless PCI Card w/Ralink Drivers (Works on 10.5.8)

 

LAN: Realtek 8111D chip –on board (Haven’t tested yet)

 

Audio: Realtek ALC892 codec - on board (Works on 10.5.8 with VoodooHDA kext)

 

All hard drives and DVD drive are SATA and HDD’s are set to AHCI.

 

 

Just for the hell of it, I tried changing my hard drive to IDE and installing this since my iDeneb install was on an IDE drive and i got the kernel panic screen attached as well (IDEInstall.JPG).

 

 

 

 

I feel like I'm close!!!!

 


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July 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM Flag Quote & Reply

claul
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Helloo..please help me !I want to install Snow Leopard on my notebook but after i open OSInstall.mpkg with Pacifist(because i have jas tiger 10.4.8 installed) but after i press "Install on another Disk" i have a small window which says "Extracting files" and here the loading bar freeze.I let it about 3 hours but nothing.My configuration : Amd turion 64 x2// 2.1 MhZ // 2GB RAMAti x1250// HDD ATA 160GB.What should i do ?Thanks.

 


July 31, 2010 at 6:39 AM Flag Quote & Reply

merde
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First and foremost, I had to register to thank you for this wonderful guide. It was very easy to follow, quick, and extremely educational. No wonder I have came across this guide on several other sites. It took about 30 minutes to complete all steps and finish installation. The update worked great, too. I had a few Kernel Panics at first, but it was nothing that correcting the permissions and adjusting a few of the Kexts didn't cure. Thanks again for a great guide.
August 1, 2010 at 2:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

avsu
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Posts: 1

Got a Hp dv7-4053cl notebook / amd phenom II n620/ 4gigs of ram/ not sure about the motherboard / ati radeon 4250hd card -- thisw thing is giving me fits no matter what I try -- and I have tried them all (Kalyway, ipc, ideneb, iatkos and hardknox).  The bios is very limited in what you can turn on or off.  Just wondering if there is hope, something I am missing, a new set of instructions I missed somewhere...anything?????  THANKS!

August 17, 2010 at 8:03 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Phreekin Greate
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Posts: 1

I have an HP dv9925nr - 2Ghz Turion x2 64 - 4GB RAM. I've tried many different Distros and have had only limited success (installed, not booted), on usb, never on HDD. I also have an MSI Wind U100 - OSX 10.6.4, works like a champ. Can someone help me get the HP to work as good, as the MSI? TIA

August 23, 2010 at 11:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Topboi
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Posts: 2

Hello Hardknox I have been Having a Hell of a time trying get a Dual boot of Windows 7 and OSX Snow on My Laptop and I have been able to follow all but one step on your Guide and that because I cannot seem to Find a Leopard to boot up and install on my laptop A side from tiger 10.4.8 which does boot up but it will not see my HDD to install too even try the GPARTED LIVE cd but anyway So What I did Is I Created my two partitions then I took the Drive out of my laptop and used a HDD Dock and pluged it in to my Son's Dual Vista/Leopard Gateway and installed to the OSX Partition on my HDD just as you Detailed. I was Able to Creat a DSDT File from my Laptop on the Win7 Side using DSDTeditor. So I placed a DSDT but I don't think it was patched into the Root of my OSX partition so I tryed to boot and no Luck I Get a KP before I can even get to far passed the Kernel load. So I removed The DSDT from the Root and the boot then Made it to

 

"IOAPIC: Version 0x21 Vectors 0:23"

then it hangs there uge any Ideas

I do not have control of setting up AHCI my bios is Insyde H2O  REV 3.5 

 

here are my specs

 

Toshiba Satellite

L305D-S5895

Amd Turion X2 mobile 2.0 ghz

ATI X1250 graphics card

ATI RS690 Chipset / SB600 southbridge

3gb DD2Ram

250gb SATA HDD

Pioneer DVD-RW ATA

 

 

November 3, 2010 at 3:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Topboi
Limited Member
Posts: 2

P.S. I can Run 10.6.2 in VMWARE but it is SOOOOOO SLOW its not funny

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Toshiba Satellite

L305D-S5895

Amd Turion X2 mobile 2.0 ghz

ATI X1250 graphics card

ATI RS690 Chipset / SB600 southbridge

3gb DD2Ram

250gb SATA HDD

Pioneer DVD-RW ATA

 

November 3, 2010 at 3:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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