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    Is it possible to modify the .mkext on the install dvd? For convienice sakes, I want to add ATI Sata support and new Realtek1000 1.04 drivers.



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    run these commands in terminal:

    sudo su (enter your password after this line)

    mkdir /DVD_Extensions

    mkextunpack -d /DVD_Extensions /Volumes/Jas\ OS\ 10.4.7/System/Library/Extensions.mkext

    (Your DVD name may be different so replace the "Jas\ OS\ 10.4.7" part with whatever yours is called, noting that the \ after a word is needed in order to put a space in. This will extract all of the extensions in the mkext file into /DVD_Extensions.)

    All of the extensions in this folder are flattened meaning that anything that would be in a plugins folder within a kext is now located right next to the kext that would normally contain it. This means that the AppleGenericPCATA.kext that is normally in IOATAFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/ is now located in the /DVD_Extensions along with IOATAFamily.kext. This means that if you're adding a new kext that contains plugins, you will need to place each kext into the /DVD_Extensions folder. This shouldn't matter if you're using kexts without plugins.

    After you add the kexts you want in the bootup Extension.mkext, run these commands:

    chown -R root:wheel /DVD_Extensions
    chmod -R 755 /DVD_Extensions

    now you'll be able to run the kextcache.

    kextcache -m /Extensions.mkext /DVD_Extensions

    this will now create a new Extensions.mkext on your root / folder which you can then use transmac or whatever to replace the old one.

    If you're in Mac, you can mount the image as readwrite by doing this:

    hdiutil attach /"Your Image Name Here" -readwrite

    This will let you copy the files directly to the image.
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    Thanks

    Will give it a shot

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    be aware that the kexts contained inside the .mkext file doesnt get install. As far as I can tell they are just for booting the DVD and get the installer going. If you want to add those drivers to your installation you would have to create some packages (I use Iceberg), and add those packages to the DVD.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackchungo View Post
    be aware that the kexts contained inside the .mkext file doesnt get install. As far as I can tell they are just for booting the DVD and get the installer going. If you want to add those drivers to your installation you would have to create some packages (I use Iceberg), and add those packages to the DVD.....
    I figured as much thanks for the heads up. Haven't had time to play with it but weekend is almost here.


 

 

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