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Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

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Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by pernacabeluda » 31 Oct 2012, 19:00

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- Copy the .raw file to an USB stick using SUSE Studio Image Writer
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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
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- Boot the USB drive and install.

Default boot loader is Clover
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If you want to use Chameleon press 1 at boot0 screen
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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)
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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
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While you don't have power management fixed, you will probably need NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
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If you use PS/2 keyboard or a laptop you will need VoodooPS2Controller.kext (or ApplePS2Controller.kext) and AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext
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How to find kexts for your hardware
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- 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

Post by weirdo77 » 11 Dec 2012, 21:44

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

Post by pernacabeluda » 11 Dec 2012, 22:05

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

Post by weirdo77 » 11 Dec 2012, 22:09

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

Post by pernacabeluda » 11 Dec 2012, 22:53

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

Post by weirdo77 » 12 Dec 2012, 02:18

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

Post by pernacabeluda » 12 Dec 2012, 10:37

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

Post by weirdo77 » 12 Dec 2012, 13:32

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

Post by pernacabeluda » 12 Dec 2012, 13:46

Post install instructions

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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by Richard » 22 Dec 2012, 11:21

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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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by pernacabeluda » 22 Dec 2012, 11:27

Hi,

look my previous post
pernacabeluda wrote:Post install instructions

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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by Seusan » 12 Jan 2013, 19:09

I've had nothing but trouble trying to install this OS on ANY machine I own, multiple ways with legit and not so legit copies of OS X, NOTHING I did worked. Until I found this post. Heere is a collection of my edits to the post as I went figuring things out for myself as I think this thread is dead... anyway incase someone like me stumbles across it, here ya go:

Hi thanks for the post, I've been trying install on an inspiron 1525 for a week and your post is the farthest I've gotten. I've ran into issues though. I couldn't use SUSE to copy the .raw to my USB because of an "exception error" so I used "Image Writer" instead ([External Link Removed for Guests]), I tried the boot and it cut out just before the installer screen I got that os x gray colour then it was black. I'm having trouble trying the kexts fix, through TransMac what I get is: (also see pic attached)

HFS+
Extra
Install Mac OS X.app
Instructions.localized
Optional Installs.localized

I'm new to Mac can't find/don't know how to browse the "(System/Library/Extensions) and delete Extensions.mkext (System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup)" you mentioned.

Also tried to input this code but again dunno when or where or how to start the prompt to do so:

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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
Think you could help me out or tell me where I'm going wrong??

=========================================================================================================================================

It's show hidden files in TransMac Options > Show Hidden Files, I'll report back if it works.

OK!! I will update this as I go incase someone else having trouble stumbles across it having never used the software

I deleted ALL of the files containing:

AppleIntelIntegrated
and
AppleIntelGMA

in their names. You will have to go into a "mac" or "contents" subfolder when trying to find some of them. Extensions.mkexts located in the cache directory path "System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup" My installation screen popped right up. I'm sure I'll have a million other issues as I've been at this for a week! but I will update as I go.


Ok, After install completes boot back to USB drive but as it's starting tap '1' on the keyboard to launch Chameleon boot loader because the HDD you just installed to will not show up in Clover. Proceed to this link [Local Link Removed for Guests] to install boot loader to HDD and then install kexts as you need them.

I will update as I go.
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by Kimo_13 » 09 Mar 2013, 07:18

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.
Same Problem but I've a Pentium P6200 Laptop Acer Aspire 5742z

Any Ideas?
Device 1 : Acer Aspire 5742z 2 GB RAM 320 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics Mac OS X Lion or SL.

Device 2 : Chiligreen Platin MJ 4 GB RAM 750 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics Windows 8 Pro 64bit

I need a Driver for Netgear WG111 for Lion or Mountain Lion.
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by Deviance » 20 Apr 2013, 21:30

I got DSMOS HAS ARRIVED on my acer AO751H, any solution?
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by peterbob » 20 Apr 2013, 21:44

I managed to install and now I am booting using the USB thumdrive. I need to know to install the bootloader/clover to the HD from the USB image. I am using the torrent indicated on the OP.

I have looked up the post install instructions, it says to install clover but its are not clear as to how to do this. Should I just move the Extra or the Boot directory to the HD?

thanks,
peter


BTW: I dont think I am using the UEFI mode option. I used the first boot option from the USB to boot and install, and now I am using the boot from HD option.
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by artur-pt » 21 Apr 2013, 00:15

hello

sure u don't read the post ....

install with the pkg

if u don't know nothing about the loader ....

see the links ... and read all about Clover.

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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by ericsia » 15 Feb 2014, 14:34

can i ask? which version of clover that you use? you still remember?
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by FireWire786 » 18 Jul 2015, 18:22

I Need help,you said i need to delete Extensions.mkext on the USB and i did that but it keep telling me "An unexpected error is keeping you from deleting the folder."
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by pratiklad » 01 Aug 2015, 09:14

sir even i have a problem with the deletion of the things in usb bootable 10.6.3 .it is not showing installation screen
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Re: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard bootable USB for Intel PCs

Post by pratiklad » 02 Aug 2015, 07:16

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