Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pernacabeluda » 31 Oct 2012, 20:00

Access chat to get download link (channel topic).


- Copy the .raw file to an USB stick using SUSE Studio Image Writer
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick#Download_ImageWriter

If you have error during copy, eject and re-connect the pen drive. When Windows asks if you want to format it, cancel and run Image Writer again.

If the problem persists, disable your anti-virus software, it may be blocking raw write to the drive.

Another Image Writer for Windows, if SUSE doesn't work
http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/


- Boot the USB drive and install.

Default boot loader is Clover
http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2562

If you want to use Chameleon press 1 at boot0 screen
http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php/topic,2659.0.html

If you need, use TransMac to delete kexts which are causing problems (System/Library/Extensions) and delete Extensions.mkext (System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup)
http://www.asy.com/scrtm.htm

If boot stops right before reaching the installer, or graphics aren't working right, delete video kexts:
ATI = ATI*
Intel = AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer and AppleIntelGMA*
nVidia = GeForce* and NVDA*

You can also move kexts booting with flag -s (single user mode)
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fsck -fy
mount -uw /
mkdir /kext_backup
cd /System/Library/Extensions
mv AppleIntelIntegrated* AppleIntelGMA* ATI* GeForce* NVDA* /kext_backup
rm ../Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext
reboot


You need at least one free partition, use Disk Utility (in the Utilities menu) to erase it as Mac Os Extended (Journaled).

If you want to install the boot loader in this partition and you use MBR (not GUID, like if you already have Windows in the HD), it must be a primary (not extended/logical) partition.

Wait for the installation to finish and restart.


- Boot the USB drive, then choose to boot the HD you just installed OS X (not the installer USB again).


- Install boot loader to the HD.


- Install essential and other kexts you may need (network, audio, etc).

FakeSMC.kext is always needed
http://www.mediafire.com/?lgxtj47kk47cn9k

While you don't have power management fixed, you will probably need NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
http://www.mediafire.com/?uwvnvztwtna

If you use PS/2 keyboard or a laptop you will need VoodooPS2Controller.kext (or ApplePS2Controller.kext) and AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext
http://www.mediafire.com/?jw9zk6i2d4m2vvd

How to find kexts for your hardware
http://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1694


- When you format the USB drive as FAT/NTFS you'll notice its size was reduced. Just open Disk Management (Administrative Tools), remove the 7 GB partition and create a new one using all the drive.
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby weirdo77 » 11 Dec 2012, 22:44

When I boot from the USB, it always fails.
If I use Clover, it says "loading drivers" with a bunch of dots, but after several lines of dots, the last couple of dots go blurry, and it restarts.
If I use Chameleon, it reverts to text after loading all of the extensions, and just sits there.
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pernacabeluda » 11 Dec 2012, 23:05

It won't work on Pentium 4 with vanilla kernel, you need a legacy kernel.

Replace mach_kernel in the pen drive by the one attached (using TransMac).
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby weirdo77 » 11 Dec 2012, 23:09

Thank you. By the way, I use linux so there is no program for transferring files. However, I found a way to transfer files to an hfs+ volume on linux. Where should I post how to do it?
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pernacabeluda » 11 Dec 2012, 23:53

On Linux you can just dd the .raw file to /dev/sdX
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sudo dd if="Mac OS X 10.6.3 Install USB.raw" of=/dev/sdX

Once it's done and mounted you can remount it as read/write
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sudo mount -o remount,rw,force /dev/sdX

Then you'll be able to replace mach_kernel
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sudo mv "/media/Mac OS X Install USB/mach_kernel" "/media/Mac OS X Install USB/mach_kernel.orig"
sudo cp mach_kernel "/media/Mac OS X Install USB"
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby weirdo77 » 12 Dec 2012, 03:18

dd doesn't work for me. I got SUSE Studio imagewriter on my centos box. Anyway, I finally got Snow Leopard installed with these boot options:"-x -v -f acpi=off PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No"(without quotes). However, when I boot from the installation, it fails. I've tried different combinations of boot options, but none of them seem to work.
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby pernacabeluda » 12 Dec 2012, 11:37

You need to replace mach_kernel also in the target partition.
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby weirdo77 » 12 Dec 2012, 14:32

I got Snow Leopard installed successfully. Thanks.

How do I install kexts? I got a kext for my NIC but I still don't have internet connectivity. I tried putting it in /Sytem/Library/Extensions and /Network, but that didn't work. Also, how do I install the bootloader?
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Postby Richard » 22 Dec 2012, 12:21

Hi

Sorry if this is an obvious question, using your post I have installed Snow Leopard on my netbook, but it won't boot from the HDD probably because I haven't installed the boot loader, so how exactly do you do it? I’m new to the Mac world although I have had some experience with UNIX.

Just for info SUSE didn’t work but the second option did also Clover didn’t work but Chameleon did

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