Hi all, some backstory on my current situation.
Had installed and updated to 0.8.3 RC4 with SL 10.6.2 and was humming along just fine. Saw there was a new RC so installed it, 0.8.3 RC5, and had kernel panics. After a few back and forthing with NBCD I managed to get back into my Mac install, although my audio was no longer working and my graphics weren't interested in hardware acceleration.
So I saw the 10.6.3 update here and the new 0.8.4 NBI, so thought I'd give it a go to see if it fixed any of my problems.
Install 0.8.4 RC1
Update to 10.6.3
Reboot (and wait for NBI to install and reboot)
.... Kernel panic
So I pop in with recovery=y and rerun RC1 to see if that helps, reboot, panic. Tried rerunning without reloading the bootloader, just regenning DSDT and doing extensions. Reboot, panic. Reran with just DSDT, rebooted, panic.
Annoyingly I am having to reboot with recovery=y to get into my system, it's not too bad but my sound and graphics are still AWOL.
My question is, what does recovery=y do exactly? I read on the google code site that it loads a kind of 'last good configuration' mkext from /Extra. I was hoping that someone might be able to help me work out exactly what kext is causing my panic attacks, by telling me how to tell what kexts are loaded different from the recovery ones, and how I can load them one by one to find the one causing my problems.
Is that something that will work? I'm new to the mac world (my 10v being my first mac) and the kexts are entirely new to me, but I've had linux experience in the past and am very competent computerwise, including terminal use.
So any help would be much appreciated
I'd love to get my dell back to full operating status... preferably without a full reinstall.