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  1. Oh! This is useful. Perhaps I can use the files provided here to get QE/CI working. Thanks! Edit: Alright. Something's wrong. (again) I attempt to install the combo update... It's been on "preparing for installation" for several minutes with no disk usage. Same happens if I run the chameleon bootloader installer. e_e I'm having a feeling something's wrong with the installers. Edit: Alright. So I connected the HDD via USB to a working mac os (10.6.0 install) and I ran the 10.6.8 combo update, and selected the external HDD as the destination. Seems to have gone fine. Did the same with the legacy kernel installation. Seems to have gone fine. It boots on my thinkpad, but it doesn't go to GUI. (Stuck on white screen) Tried installing the kexts on that thread. Didn't work. Tried installing the kexts in the thread I linked in the first post here. Still didn't work. Not sure how to get past this. Will try some custom DSDT's as a last resort. Edit: Haven't been able to find any good custom DSDT. Oh well. I properly give up now. Not smart enough to make my own DSDT. I'm just gonna restore my old backup of 10.5.7 and deal with that.
  2. I managed to correct the gamma by using the calibration assistant and setting the gamma to 1.7. However the changes only take effect after I login, and my dock icons still have messed up gamma, until I click on them and if they bounce two times their icon refreshes with the proper gamma applied. That means everything but the finder, settings, and trash can icon have proper gamma. I need to figure out how to make the gamma setting of 1.7 system default, rather than just my own calibration profile.... Also, as for the GMA drivers. I have no idea if I should do this, I just barely manage to get it to boot into a GUI using this kext. Maybe installing those will royally **** me up in the ***. I'll report back if I get any success. Edit: Oookaaaay. I noticed one big problem. I can't unmount DMG images. When I try to unmount DMG images, I end up getting a kernel panic. Welp? Edit2: I installed the kext you gave me. Nothing happened. Oh well. Updating to 10.6.8 and installing it's legacy kernel.
  3. Hi. I am trying to get 10.6 running on it so that I can use newer versions of XCode, iOS SDK 3 just doesn't cut it. I already got past the initial problem with the white screen by installing the kext linked in my original post. Then I also managed to get past the other problem involving the spinning beach ball after choosing a keyboard layout by booting in safe mode, and doing the initial setup from there.. Everything seems to work now, even if I boot normally! Except the screen gamma is way off and it messes up the graphics, as shown in this picture. Trying Display Calibrator Assistant to see if I can fix it.
  4. Hi. I have a ThinkPad X41, and I am trying to install Snow Leopard on it. It's hardware is very similar to the super-popular Dell Inspiron 6000. Specs are as follows. 1.5Ghz Intel Pentium M 400MHz FSB GMA 900 2.5GB DDR2 400MHz AC97 Audio something. ICH6 I managed to get snow leopard booting with a legacy kernel, as well as the non-ahci kext that came with nawcom's boot CD, and chameleon 2.1. However, after booting up, when it brings up the GUI, I get a white/grey screen. I've tried booting with GraphicsEnabler=No/Yes, -f -x and UseKernelCache=No with no avail. I should also mention that -s works just fine and brings me into the single-user mode. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks. Edit: Installed the AppleIntelIntegratedFB.kext from another mac provided here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/267122-1068-on-gma900/ Put the HDD back inside the ThinkPad, MacOS booted up to the GUI, and the "Welcome" screen came up. However after selecting my keyboard layout, I've been stuck on the spinning beach-ball ever since...
  5. Turns out the problem was only because I set up using myhack from a virtual machine, and apparently, as some form of antipiracy, it sabotages your installer disk if it sees you're using a virtual machine. Or something. But I dunno. I went with Nawcom boot Cd + retail snow leopard, and I got it working now. But I have a problem. After updating to 10.6.8, everything works fine. I install sleepenabler. Now sleep works fine. I install VoodoHDA. Sound works fine. Everything works. Except one problem. Resuming from sleep means kernel panic. Reboot resumes the hibernated image of right before the kernel panic happened.. and it works just fine. I dunno what's going on. Nevermind. I just made it always go into hibernation instead of sleep.. and that works just fine. Who cares. Takes 10 seconds longer to resume the PC but that's fine. xD Just opened the terminal and typed the following: sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 That made it always hibernate instead of sleep. So. Yeah.
  6. So I downloaded the bootpack for my D830 from here Bootpacks - OSXLatitude EDP , as well as the appstore lion installer, followed the instructions on here on setting up a bootable USB installer, Pre Installation - OSXLatitude EDP I had to set it up on a snow leopard VM on my laptop. I booted it on the laptop but as soon as I click the "install" button after partitioning and selecting the target disk, it goes to a grey screen and then says "The Mac OS X Installation couldn't be completed", giving me no option but to shut down the computer. Pretty much fixing to give up now.
  7. Alright. I tried booting with those flags. I got the same exact kernel panic as if nothing changed at all. I'm lost. Edit: I'm going to try a retail-based method described here. http://argo.osxlatitude.com/edp/pre-installation/ Along with a "Bootpack" that claims to be for my laptop model specifically. I'll report back after the appstore lion installer finishes downloading. (several hour) If you have a suggestion to get my current setup booting, let me know.
  8. Oh, Sorry, I should have clarified. I installed iAtkos L2 to the computer, Installation went fine, but upon rebooting the installed OS, I get this kernel panic.
  9. What am I looking for? I don't see any such "mkext" or "cache" named file.
  10. I've installed iAtkos L2 on this computer, I've seen others reporting their success stories on this computer with lion, and considering the hardware it should work out of the box, but they never seem to have encountered this issue. Take a look at the screenshot. Any idea what's wrong here? I can't find any ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext on the computer, in /S/L/E or /Extra, just to begin with. Thanks.
  11. UPDATE: An eternity later, I picked up my X41 and installed an iDeneb 1.4 10.5.6 Distro on it. Checked the following things. -Install options -Kernel--Voodoo 9.5.0 -Chipset--ICHx Fixed -Video--Intel GMA900 -Audio--AC97 Audio Everything's working, QE/CI, Bluetooth, Wifi (after i put in an old broadcom PCI card i had lying around) Fuck yeah! I just gotta install a battery kext (well, the battery on my thinkpad is long dead anyways) and find a solution for the wacom digitizer and I'm all set! It's a bit dated but it seems to be the newest mac OS i can put on this computer without messing everything up. Edit: also install the seatbelt fix from/for 10.5.5 to make it not crash when mounting DMG images.
  12. That computer isn't ancient. It's only from about 2006-2007. You can still run Windows 7/8 and get fairly decent performance with it.
  13. I find it sort of ironic that there is "no way" to uninstall an upgrade, and the person helping this guy out is named that.
  14. Probably from lacking drivers? Not sure. Celeron processors are known to be difficult to work with in mac OS.
  15. http://www.osx86.net/view/1479-system_info.html Use this app to identify all your hardware. After you get the ID's (provided you can get internet on the PC, most easily through wired thing) it shows you if its compatible or not. I think most hardware will be compatible.
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