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Default And 10.6.2 is down again.... - 11-07-2009, 11:55 PM



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Default 11-08-2009, 07:41 AM

Err this is pretty annoying. What build is that?


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Default 11-08-2009, 01:10 PM

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Not to sound like a flip-flopping broken record or anything, but it is now confirmed that the latest 10.6.2 build 10C540 does not support the Intel Atom chip, the processor that is so common in Hackintosh Netbooks. Popular Hackintosher StellaRola has confirmed this with his sources, and he even includes a video of a MSI Wind U100 trying to boot 10.6.2 but it is stuck in a continuous reboot (shown below). With how fast things are changing (supported, unsupported), it’s a mystery as to whether the final release will include support for the Atom chip, but as we said before, if you’re a Hackintosh user you should probably avoid the update until it has been confirmed one way or another.
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Default 11-08-2009, 03:06 PM

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the underlying reference: "...if you’re a Hackintosh user you should probably avoid the update until it has been confirmed one way or another."
Well I for one shall wait until it's been confirmed one way and no other.
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Default 11-08-2009, 08:46 PM

I thought I said that that build didnt work a few days ago...

Anyways, the usual work around works: use the 10.6.1 kernel.


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Default 11-08-2009, 10:25 PM

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I thought I said that that build didnt work a few days ago...

Anyways, the usual work around works: use the 10.6.1 kernel.
This may sound stupid but what would be the advantage in using a newer kernel? 10.6.1 works amazingly unless something is very drastic, I don't see what people should worry.


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Default 11-09-2009, 12:00 AM

Well, you don't get any enhancements that Apple has added to the kernel.

If any kernel functions are added, you can't use them (and it might crash).

If any kernel functions are removed, there isn't a problem since nothing will be using them anyways (hopefully).

There also may be incompatibilities between the same functions in the 10.0.0 and 10.2.0 (aka, 10.6.0 / 10.6.1 and 10.6.2) kernels. Apple often changes the api around and this can break something when they update a kernel (such as the userland libraries for accessing the kernel).


So...
You don't get any enhancements / changes
You (may) get stability problems.


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Default 11-09-2009, 04:08 PM

I'm stickying this thread until we know for certain whether there is a problem and, if so, the full workaround details. (Don't worry about it too much until it actually comes out, folks. These are all developer builds.)

So let me get this straight, there is no one who knows what Apple has actually changed? I know we've speculated a bit, but no one has given a concrete answer. I mean, wouldn't someone in the developer community be able to look at the mach kernel and see what the hold up is?


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Default 11-09-2009, 06:15 PM

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I'm stickying this thread until we know for certain whether there is a problem and, if so, the full workaround details. (Don't worry about it too much until it actually comes out, folks. These are all developer builds.)
I agree this would be the response that makes more sense. Unless we have confirmed sources that Apple is disabling this intentionally, it might just as well be another coding mishap.

Even if Apple intends to disable it, I have faith in our experts solving whatever hurdles Apple presents over time. The Pandora's Box of running OSX in generic PC hardware has already been opened.

Anyone knowing when Apple finishes the 10.6.2 tests? Is there a timeline?
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Default 11-09-2009, 09:34 PM

My office mate tells me that 10.6.2 is now available via Software Update, though I don't see it on my own Mac Pro.


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