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Intel DX58SO all you need packs!
Posted April 5, 2012
i used one the previous pack for the dx58so packs to install 10.6 successfully sometime ago following a guide probably from this site. but how do you use these files? is there a guide here somewhere? i tried to search this site and google but did not find anything?
thanks for your work and help.
Posted April 6, 2012
Posted April 8, 2012
thanks. sadly i wiped 10.6 hard drive few days ago (needed a drive to clone my windows 7). i'll just have to repeat the whole thing now.
Posted April 15, 2012
i managed to instal snow leopard and reboot from the boot-cd, instal asereBLN booter, copied extra folder to root (its the mac hard desk right), did all the remaining instructions, rebooted and got message boot0: error. rebooted from the cd, did a desk repair, again same thing. help please.
i remember last time i installed it, it was ok from the first installation. same system i just added 4GB ram recently (total 8).
any suggestions? thanks.
Why did you "reverted" to an old version (branch) of Chameleon? Not supported anymore. Anyway, it should work with it anyhow...
What do you mean by the "remaining instructions" ? < maybe at this point you did something that corrupted the boot loader, assuming was installed properly in the first time.
Reinstalling the boot loader again should fix that. Boot with cd-boot reinstall the booter and then reboot without the cd-boot. You could choose a newer version of Chameleon.
Posted April 16, 2012
i used these instructions (had them from last time, more than a year ago)
i already tried re-installing the bootloader, tried a newer one still does not work. i am not sure if there is any setting at bios i changed last time. when i reboot using the boot cd, still ther is no network, sound, video support.
where exactly i should copy the extra folder?
Posted April 18, 2012
Extra folder goes to where OS X is installed (partition/hdd) (mounting point) next to Applications etc
Bios settings: default with AHCI enabled, recommended 5561 (latest)
thanks user_01. appreciate your patience with me.
so i was copying the extra folder to the right place (thanks for confirming this). ACHI was enabled bios version 5561 confirmed.
i tried connecting the harddrive to a different SATA port and re-installing, same thing.
the problem is not only that it is not booting, but also network, sound and video support are not working even after installing the kexts.
You're doing "something" wrong...
1. Boot the Mac OS X (10.6) disk with cd-boot and install
2. After, reboot installed Mac OS X (10.6) (hard disk) with the help of the cd-boot
3. Install boot loader (don't reboot if asked), copy Extra folder to Mac OS X (10.6) partition/hdd
4. Reboot without cd-boot
5. Install the rest of the kexts (audio, lan), reboot
That's what I have been doing so far. I have done it more than 10 times so far with no luck.
Posted April 19, 2012
I noticed (in windows) that there is no active partition in the drive where I installed leopard. I used this to set the partition of leopard as active but did not work.
It was asking me at the end to reboot but nothing.
I tried using the easybcd but did not neither.
Posted April 27, 2012
finally it is working. i used another hard disk (the old 320GB one) and everything worked just fine from the first time. for some reason my 320GB drive could be identified and formatted as 250GB only. in my previous attempts that did not work i was using 1TB drive. is this related?
Posted April 30, 2012
snow leopard updaed to 10.6.8 up and runnung OK.
i tried to install lion following this tutorial.
i followed all the steps (i think) created the lion install partition and another one for lion, booted into the lion install partition but got the spinning beach ball. i tried to rebbot into the snow leopard and it is not booting any more (probably because i replaced the extra folder in the snow leopard).
user_01, can you help please?
question: when i replace the extra folder in leopard, do i need to run the kext utility or something? also why my 320GB hdd's became 250GB only?
Posted May 1, 2012
Of course i'll help you!
Okay, man, let's "reboot" this a little. PM your full specs (exactly !!!), your goal (what you want to have installed, if you want to dual-boot OS X and Windows etc), what you already have installed; or post them in that "old" thread i've started some time ago. Then, i'll guide you through.
specs, DX58so, i7 930, 4x2Gig DDR3 1333, nvidia GTX8600, OSX HDD 320GB (showing as only 250GB in osx as i said above). windows 7 is on a separate 1TB HDD (i use F10 at start up to choose the HDD to boot from, i thought it is safer). not started installing any additional software in OSX.
well, so far i managed to instal lion following your guide.
only thing difference i did in creating the lion install partition was step 8 of this guide
1.Open Mac OS X Install ECD and copy these five files to the root of your new partition.
installation completes, i reboot to snow leopard partition, installed the Chameleon-2.1svn-r1768 to the lion partition, booted into lion, set up account ok. the problem now is that finder is not working. the moment i open it, it crashes. i booted lion from the lion boot cd, finder ok, copied extra folder to root installed kexts of S/L/E using the kext utility, restarted, network and sound are ok, but no video and still finder crashes.
What method are you using to enable video support? GraphicsEnabler, injector (kext), string etc
If you use one, then the others must be disabled !!! (not be present). I think a NVEnabler.kext ("injector") should do the job well, for that card, if GraphicsEnabler set to Yes won't help.
How is your disk formatted ? (the one with OS X) Did you set AHCI enabled in BIOS?
You can use Chameleon to boot both OS X and Windows, just set the disk with OS X as primary in BIOS. Chameleon will then see also the disk with Windows, at boot.
Posted May 2, 2012
i have not used anything to enable video (yet). i recall the chameleon had a defult option to detect nvidia cards, i did not change that (it worked for snow leopard). my main problem now is that finder is crashing in lion. snow leopard installeion was "perfect", updated to 10.6.8 and everything is working. the osx disk is formated as GPT. ACHI is enabled in bios.
strangly finder is working if booted from the lion boot cd but not if booted normally.
link for the cd-boot, so i can take a look at it and see what's used there
i used the one from iso section in downloads
I see. But when booting with this cd-boot do you get qe/ci support? Finder may work (not crash), because the video card isn't probably fully enabled. So, it's just working in basic state.
There's nothing on that cd-boot that should give you qe/ci support. So, try enabling it with GraphicsEnabler set to Yes in org.chameleon.Boot.plist or com.apple.Boot.plist depending on the revision of Chameleon. If this doesn't work, remove that, and install NVEnabler.kext.
i will try that tonight when i go back home.
GraphicEnabler was set to yes, i installed NVEnabler.kext from
still same, only video and finder not working.
is it normal that there is no extension folder in the extra folder (there is one for snow leopard). what i did was that i installed all kexts from the S/L/E folder individually by dragging into the next utility and then double clicked the kexts utility at the end (same as the snow leopard guide).
still if booted with the cd boot, finder works but not if booted from the HDD. anything else i should try.
by the way i typed this and the previous posts from loin as everything seem to work apart from the finder and video.
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