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    Install Snow Leopard On a Gateway DX4300-03

    Phenom x4 9750

    Foxconn A7GM-S

    8GB 1066 DDR2 (4 GB useable)

    ALC888s

    1 GB Sapphire HD 4650

    You are welcome to try this guide on any system with similar specs as it should be relatively similar.After spending about a week straight and many more days previously trying to get a working install of snow leopard I finally got it fully working. (With the exception of being able to use my aluminum apple keyboard to which I have no clue why I can not boot up the system with it plugged in nor use it inside os x it will break the usb ports after about 10 minutes of usage)

    Please note this guide has only been tried on my Gateway DX4300-03 if you try it on any other system with different specs I am not responsible if you mess up your system or lose data regardless of what system you use. BACKUP ALL YOUR DATA BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS!

    Pre-requisites

    *First off you will need to have a working copy of Leopard installed you only need a base system I used iDeneb 1.6 but I'm not covering how to install that here.

    * Vanilla .DMG of Snow Leopard 10.6 (10A432)

    * Blank partition or drive to install Snow Leopard on

    * Download These files required to boot snow leopard (HardKnox.zip) (Thanks to hardknoxni69a for his HardKnox files)

    Once you have those files we can now continue

    Section I

    First Step: Mount the Vanilla Snow Leopard DMG, then go to Disk Utility select the Disk Image underneath the DMG named MAC OS X Install DVD.Once selected click New Image at the top and change the format to read/write. Name it whatever you like and save it into a folder of your choice. Next Un-Mount the Vanilla Snow Leopard .DMG from your desktop then Mount the new image we just saved. After you have the new image mounted open the image. Once opened a window should pop up but DON'T CLICK ANYTHING while in this window go to the menu bar and hit go to folder then type in "/Volumes/(name of mounted image(usually MAC OS X Install DVD))/System/Installation/Packages without the quotes and parentheses.

    Step 1b: If you have not already done so format the partition or drive for Snow Leopard to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

    Second Step: Copy OSInstall.mpkg from the HardKnox Folder and paste it inside the folder we just opened when asked to replace select yes. DO NOT Close this folder (but if you do by mistake just go up to the menu bar and select go to folder and the directory should be there, just hit go)

    Third Step: If you have not already done so, make sure the permissions of the partition/drive are correct by using these commands in terminal hitting enter after each:

    sudo -s

    chown 0:0 /Volumes/NAME OF SNOW LEOPARD PARTITON

    if it does not say anything then you are all set and can continue to the next step

    Fourth Step: Open "OSInstall.mpkg" from the modified .DMG folder we had opened before. Make sure to change the installation location to the new partition or drive you created for Snow Leopard and select customize on the install screen. While in customize remove PRINTERS LANGUAGES AND FONTS (thanks for this info from hardknoxni69a) The install may take around 5-20 minutes depending on your system be patient and wait for it to finish.

    once the install finishes DO NOT RESTART!

    Fifth Step: Open the HardKnox folder and run Chameleon RC2 REMEMBER TO CHANGE THE LOCATION TO YOUR SNOW LEOPARD DRIVE OR PARTITION. Once that is done open the Chameleon RC3 Folder also in the HardKnox folder then open the i386 folder inside that and copy the BOOT file.

    Step 5b: Run the ShowAllFiles app and select SHOW, now you need to open the Snow Leopard Drive and paste the BOOT file we copied from the i386 folder into the new partition/drive.

    Sixth Step: Navigate to the /Extra then /Extensions folder inside your Snow Leopard Drive and move Disabler.kext to the trash. Next go back to the Snow Leopard Drive and go to /System then /Library then /Extensions in here we need to move AppleHPET.kext and AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext to the trash. You should now have 3 kexts sitting in the trash. Inside the System/Library/Extensions folder also open the HardKnox folder in a separate window then open Snow Kexts Folder. Once inside the Snow Kexts folder copy all the kexts in there EXCEPT VoodooHDA.kext and paste them in the System/Library/Extensions folder on the Snow Drive. There should be 6 kexts you just added: AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, fakesmc.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, OpenHaltRestart.kext, PlatformUUID.kext, and VoodooPS2Controller.kext. DO NOT ADD VOODOOHDA.kext it will cause serious system issues for us, and the audio will be distorted severely

    Seventh Step: Copy the Kext Utility app from the HardKnox folder to your desktop, next copy the /Extra/Extensions folder inside the Snow Leopard Drive to your desktop. Now drag the Extensions folder on your desktop OVER the Kext Utility app. When the Kext Utility app finishes copy the new extensions.mkext and Extensions folder on your desktop. Now Navigate to the your Snow Partition then go in the /Extra folder and delete Extensions Folder and Extensions.mkext. Now past the /Extensions Folder and Extensions.mkext you copied from your desktop and place into your /Extra folder on the Snow Drive.

    For the next part it is optional you may chose to do this yourself or use my DSDT file provided but ONLY if you have the same specs and/or system. If you wish to use my DSDT skip to step 8b.

    Step 8a: Run DSDT Patcher from the DSDT folder in the HardKnox folder. Once in the patcher select Darwin/Mac OS X and select Apply DSDT To... (Name of Snow Leopard Partition). Then hit Patch. If it says compile failed, make a check mark next to Force Compile and ignore if it says any errors or warnings my compiling had errors but they did not effect my system. Make sure the DSDT.aml file went into the root of your Snow Leopard Partition

    Step 8b: Copy the DSDT.aml file I provided and paste it in the root of your Snow Leopard Partition.


    Ninth Step: Copy the smbios.plist and put in the /Extra Folder on the Snow Leopard Partition.Staying in that folder cop the com.apple.boot.plist file to your desktop, open it on your desktop find the line that says

    <key>Kernel</key>

    </string>mach_kernel</string> if that line is not there add it on top of the kernel flags line. find the mach_kernel line and type ,test7 at the end of it so it says <string>mach_kernel.test7</string>. After thats done save it and go back to the /Extra folder and delete the old com.apple.boot.plist. Copy the com.apple.boot.plist on your desktop and paste it into the /Extra folder where you just deleted the old one. Lastly copy mach_kernel.test7 in the HardKnox folder and place it in the root of the Snow Leopard Drive.

    Last Step: The last thing you should do is repair permissions on the Snow Leopards Extensions. All you have to do is type in the following codes in terminal and hit enter after each.

    sudo -s

    cd /Volumes/<Snow Leopard Installation>/System/Library/Extensions

    chown -R root:wheel *

    chmod -R 755 *

    IMPORTANT: You must boot the first boot with kernel flags if you are using the Gateway DX4300-03. Type in "-v maxmem=4096 busratio=20 -f" Without the quotes and hit enter

    Thats it! You should be able to reboot, and boot into the os setup now. Congrats
    THIS GUIDE WAS MADE BY MELLEX

    those are the steps i took but when i boot up i get a black screen after it shows the diagnostics messages from -v
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    Very nice compiling.

    You should mention that this guide was for AMD system per the original author intention.

    If you copy other's guide then you should give credit to the person who created it or the link you got it from.

    You could also ask for it to be placed in Tutorial section.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Very nice compiling.

    If you copy other's guide then you should give credit to the person who created it or the link you got it from.

    You could also ask for it to be placed in Tutorial section.

    Cheers
    I never said i made that tutorial. A friend of mine made it for me because he has same exact pc as me. But now i bump into a problem and come here asking for help and i get this? great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3rmlygood View Post
    I never said i made that tutorial. A friend of mine made it for me because he has same exact pc as me. But now i bump into a problem and come here asking for help and i get this? great.
    What I'm saying is that its author should be credited, if you know that this guide existed for many months in various forums. In fact, it has been quoted several times in this forum.

    It's good to have the information for others and thank you for sharing this.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    What I'm saying is that its author should be credited, if you know that this guide existed for many months in various forums. In fact, it has been quoted several times in this forum.

    It's good to have the information for others and thank you for sharing this.

    Cheers
    And you have nothing for me? awesome


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    Quote Originally Posted by x3rmlygood View Post
    And you have nothing for me? awesome
    I said THANK YOU for sharing

    My friend, what else do you want me to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    I said THANK YOU for sharing

    My friend, what else do you want me to say?
    Nothin at all. Its all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    I said THANK YOU for sharing

    My friend, what else do you want me to say?
    maybe helping me solve my problem will be a good start i have a problem! read the last line of the first post. this is not a tutorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x3rmlygood View Post
    maybe helping me solve my problem will be a good start

    There is no need for a good start as I already helped you and your friend for a number of times.

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    then maybe you could just help figure out y i get this kp when using -v maxmem=4096 busratio=20 -f trying to boot snow leopard Yfrog Image : yfrog.com/bgdsci7179cj


 

 

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