iSnow Portable 10.6.2 on HP TM2t
I just installed iSnow Portable 10.6.2 onto a USB thumbdrive, and was able to boot my HP TM2t using the flags 'cpus=1 busratio=17 maxmem=4087'.
I have a couple questions I'm hoping someone can help me with-
-I'm not going to get my hopes up on getting the ATI card to work just yet, but I do want the Intel graphics card to get going, but so far I've had no luck with several different X3100 kexts, both from the iSnow Portable and from kexts.com; everytime I try one, I end up not being able to boot, or if I can, there's no change... I want to get the native resolution going desperately.
-What can I do to the com.boot file to not have to type all these boot flags anymore? Trying to change it always leaves my machine unbootable. Does anyone have any of the files that used to reside at www.tm2osx.info when it was still around?
-Am I SOL when it comes to memory? (I have 8gb installed)
-Anyone get the stylus calibrated yet?
If anyone can help me, I'd really, really appreciate it, I've scoured the forum here and can only find two posts related to the TM2, neither of which has answers to my questions.
Some questions, but hope is left...
Originally Posted by Briwil
I know this is an old post, but I've ran OS X 10.6.8 on this type of unit, more specifically the I5-470UM Intel/ATI build, with partial Intel QE/CI, for almost 1.5 years now.
I think we can help each other! My first question is, how in the devil did you get the stylus working? You clever person! Any tips would be appreciated...once I had sound up via VoodooHDA, WLAN via a EdiMax 'tiny, leave in when putting away'-style USB WLAN, etc. I was very happy, but for the touchscreen oddness.
Here's what information I can offer you.
Go for the Intel VGA card first. You can actually dedicate the system to fire up and use one card or another--possibly offering some hope for the ATI--but on my unit that function is unreliable or perhaps broken. I can't tell which but it's not worth using (my 2x4GB sticks do not play nice in the 'Advanced' tab of BIOS config). If you're curious, to get to Advanced, you hit FN-F10, then tap FN-A before the screen changes...
This Intel card is fixable by getting the system up to 10.6.7 minimum, might as well be 10.6.8 IMHO, then cleaning out ALL graphics KEXTs (ATI, NVIDIA, AppleIntelGMA950, AppleIntelGMAX3100, etc.) except for these. Just leave these:
For me personally, where vanilla-ism is not the be-all, end-all of requirements, nawcom's 'legacy' kernels contain the two or three line code change (I believe it's been reported to be roughly that simple) that gets you around 'cpus=1'. That's a difference in how HP thinks APIC CPU interrupts and how Apple assumes APIC for their gear. If you need vanilla, I've had some luck also with cparm's branch of Chameleon, which has a similar fix on the fly for pure Apple kernels.
You are not out of luck with the 8GB of RAM. You do however, have to boot single user (-s) each time...irritating, but true on ANY SL hack, and some Apple Discussion board posts suggests real Macs break loose on this one. It's the auto-magic fsck command. It bombs if more than 4GB are present. But, if you single user, you have choices.
To just boot along, keeping your 8GB...
If you need to fsck...
/sbin/fsck_hfs -f -y /dev/disk(rest of your disk device).
Feel free to ask me questions. We may be alone out here in OSX86 land, but they're a nice little machine, eh?