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Default 12-21-2011, 02:50 AM

Can't you boot up off the USB installation thumb drive and fix it?

You should be able to access Terminal from the Menu.


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Default 12-21-2011, 03:22 AM

I can boot from an nbi USB drive fine, how do you open the terminal in chameleon? I can't use safe mode or recovery mode, or boot verbose

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Sigh, I am stupid, I get what you mean now. I can boot into my osx installation drive but aren't sure how to rename the file from there. Can I do so in the terminal?
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Default 12-24-2011, 12:59 AM

I had the same problem. I used legacy_kernel-1080v2.pkg. It does what you want to do, but "automagically". Please feel free to google it, I would provide a url for you but alas I have too few posts. Search google for legacy_kernel-1080v2.pkg and look for the 2shared link. I downloaded it from there myself.

Try booting into osx, running the .pkg and then rebooting to see if it took. Failing that pull out the usb drive and tap the shift button as you boot. you may need to try it a couple of times but you should get to a screen displaying your hard drive. if you type on this page you will see letters appear along the bottom. type -x , hit enter and that should take you into safe mode. try again from there. also try renaming that mach_kernel you misnamed in terminal in both modes if that fails to work.

A long shot, but have you tried booting into osx and running NetbookInstaller 20100616212351? it has cured a multitude of sins for me.

If you end up wiping and starting again try the above .pkg file instead of messing about with terminal, so much easier. I am a relative noob at this too, but the above options can't make matters worse.

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Default 01-21-2012, 04:46 PM

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I can boot from an nbi USB drive fine, how do you open the terminal in chameleon? I can't use safe mode or recovery mode, or boot verbose

---------- Post added at 03:22 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:54 AM ----------

Sigh, I am stupid, I get what you mean now. I can boot into my osx installation drive but aren't sure how to rename the file from there. Can I do so in the terminal?
When you start into the OS X Installer USB, go to "Utilities" --> "Terminal." It will start you into a Terminal window with root access. Type in (no quotes):
"cd /". This should bring you to the root of the drive.

"cd /Volumes" This will bring you to the mounted volumes folder.

"ls" Shows you the list of folders in there. Your hard drive should be listed.

"cd HardDriveNameHere" Replace HardDriveNameHere with your HD's name. If it has spaces in it, begin the name of the drive with a quote, type it as it appears, then close the quotes. So, if your drive is called "Macintosh HD," you would put: cd "Macintosh HD"

"mv mach_kernal mach_kernel" This renames the kernel to mach_kernel so you can start up.

"exit" Securely closes the Terminal session, close out of the Terminal window and restart to start back into OS X.

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I'm currently trying to bring my 10v to 10.6.8 right now; I have it on 10.6.7 and I'm following the instructions in post #90. Will the 10.6.8 Combo Updater work if I already have it on 10.6.7? I've never tried this before.


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Red face 01-22-2012, 02:56 AM

I went from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 using the combo update and before rebooting, I replaced the mach kernel. I then ran NetbookInstaller 20100616212351 and restarted. I installed the sleepenabler.kext with kext helper and then had to force it to quit when i restarted. When you restart you will hang on a blue screen for 5 minutes or so and then boot into the OS. I checked for updates, installed them and then ran NetbookInstaller 20100616212351 again for good measure. It might work with 10.6.7 too. I also think perhaps you may only need the 10.6.8 update and not the full combo. YMMV...
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Default 01-22-2012, 10:03 PM

Hi all, I'm still a new hackintosh user so excuse me if this is basic.

I'm having a major problem with my sound, I can see the icon but it's greyed out. I updated to 10.6.8 and everything else seems to work fine (re installed netbook installer and did disk repairs), I even solved the hibernation's too old issue but for the life of me I can't solve the no sound issue. I keep reading posts stating that a file needs to be changed but I don't understand where the files are and what I'm changing them too.

Can someone please give me some basic instructions for getting my sound back?

Thanks in advance
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Default 02-09-2012, 04:12 PM

I followed Nomad2k4's instructions with one exception: I used NBI 0.8.5pre as opposed to the NBI special because I had already used it previously with the 10.6.7 update.

10.6.8 with Nawcom's kernel works fine, sound ok, but no wifi.
Before I try downgrading my system with the archive/migration tool (I have a time machine backup) riddle me this, Batman:

Can I just install NBI special over 0.8.5pre in the hope that it will fix the wifi issue, or is the problem the kernel?

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Default 03-10-2012, 01:36 PM

Thanks to Nomad2k4 (big thanks!) tutorial on page 9 I was able to perform perfect 10.6.8 installation. Let me add few comments to it:

My setup:
BIOS version: A06
Snow Leopard: 10.6.3 Retail DVD
Service tag: 4VR62L1
Upgraded with SSD drive and 2GB RAM

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Starting with a clean OS X 10.3 install from a NetBookMaker 0.8.4 RC1 USB flash drive...
http://netbook-installer.googlecode....%20RC1.app.zip

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1) Installed NetbookInstaller 20100616212351 with "Install bootloader", "Install General Extensions", "Regenerate a system specific DSDT.aml file", and "Fix bluetooth" checked and then rebooted.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/863180/NetbookInstaller%2020100616212351.app.zip


Do not run NetbookInstaller 8.4 after clean install, as many old tutorials say. In my case it caused sound to be unstable after upgrade. Use 20100616212351.

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2) Downloaded and installed the 10.6.8 v1.1 Combo Updater from Apple. Did not reboot when prompted.
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

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3) Installed nawcom's legacy kernel package (the full package, not the standalone kernel) and rebooted.
http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=791

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4) NBI 20100616212351 boot logo came up, program ran for about 10 minutes and then automatically rebooted.
Before that (on previous reboot) I also disabled USB Legacy in BIOS.

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5) OS X 10.8 desktop came up (no boot loops). Sound did not work.
6) Edited plist in NetbookInstaller 20100616212351, replacing "Inspiron 1011" with "MacBook4,1", installed with the same defaults as in step 1, and rebooted.
There are two plists with "Inspiron 1011" string. The one that should be edited is in Contents/Resources/SupportFiles/machine.plist inside package.

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7) Used Kext Helper B7 to install nawcom's SleepEnabler.kext, repaired kext permissions, and rebooted.
http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=791

I did not use KextHelper as it hangs after kext installation and stops responding. I used KextBeast from TonyMac: http://www.tonymacx86.com/Cq-OCPpT/KextBeast.zip

It also takes care of permissions. Just unpack kext to desktop and run it.

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Sound, web, bluetooth, wireless, sleep, and App Store work.
Confirmed
Sound is stable, microphone works. Camera also. AppStore allows to install apps that require 10.6.8 (like iPhoto). iTunes update works. XCode works. Wifi works. Bluetooth works. Both display and machine sleep works perfectly, including lid close/open actions, bluetooth / sound / wifi reappears after waking up.

Remember to never interrupt kextd process or there is a chance for miserable failure and starting from scratch. Before every reboot check if it finished caching (easy to spot, it usually takes whole CPU). Also never force reboot by power button, some of above steps causes long shutdowns/startups (up to 20 minutes), this is normal.

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I haven't tested post-10.6.8 v1.1 security update that is available, I'm afraid it will mess with the legacy kernel. If someone tested it please share.
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Default 03-10-2012, 11:19 PM

The security updates work fine! I had mine fully up to date until I sold it 2 weeks ago.
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Default 03-21-2012, 04:35 AM

Thanks for the extended guide, bbkr!

I updated from 10.6.7 instead of installing from a fresh 10.6.3. Followed every step. Everything worked except for sound.

Went to "/Extra" and copied HDAEnabler.kext onto the Desktop. Ran KextBeast and rebooted. Sound works!
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