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    Cool [How To]Install Snow Leopard Retail on a PC

    How to install Snow Leopard on a PC.

    This was tested with build 10A432 on a Core 2 Duo CPU. (see sig. for specs.) This is how I got it to work, it may not work for some.

    THIS IS A GUIDE FOR 10A432, not my original 10A380 version, thats history...

    What you will need:
    A Working OS X Installation
    A DMG or Install DVD of SL 10A432,
    A DSDT (From wherever, compiled or decompiled),
    2 spare HDs or a couple volumes big enough to install Snow Leopard onto and restore the 10A432 image onto,
    A few kexts, we'll get to them later...

    Installation

    Step 1: Restore the DMG/Disc of Snow Leopard 10A432 to a volume using Disk Utility. (Click a volume in the sidebar, click the Restore tab, drag from the sidebar the DMG or Disc of Snow Leopard into the "Source" box. The "Destination" as your Snow Leopard Installer volume.)

    Step 2: Once that is done and you have the Snow Leopard Installer image restored to a volume, your now gonna wan't to install Snow Leopard! But first, is your volume (that you want to install snow leopard onto, using GUID or MBR? If your volume is using GUID, your good to go, just skip to Step 3. If not, simply download this (thanks to The Edge3000) and place it in /Volumes/<<[SnowLeopardInstallerVolume]>>/System/Installation/Packages.

    Step 3: Browse to the OSInstall.mpkg on your Snow Leopard installer volume, which would usually be located at: /Volumes/<<[SnowLeopardInstallerVolume]>>/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg
    Once you've found it, double click it and the installer window should pop up.

    Step 4: Once your at the "Customize" window, select the components YOU ONLY NEED! Deselect any unnecessary fonts, languages or printer drivers or the install may result in an error.

    Step 5: Go ahead and click "Install" (make sure your on the right vol.) and Installation should begin (Strangely enough).

    Step 6: After the install is done, don't reboot yet! You've still got a lot to do! Your now gonna need some kexts, a DSDT and you may need a patched kernel for your CPU. Now, your gonna need to install a bootloader that can boot Snow Leopard. For this guide, we will use Chameleon v2 RC3, as it is much more stable than PC-EFI v10.x. Download the bootloader here. Install the Chameleon package onto the volume you USUALLY boot OS X from, unless your using an External USB/Firewire drive, then of course install the bootloader onto the Snow Leopard vol.

    W00t, your computer can now boot Snow Leopard! BUT wait.. not yet.. we still need some editing...

    Making it work

    electro has provided us with a HUGE option of kexts, utilities and more for Snow Leopard, which you can find here: http://cid-8b65993ef55cf014.skydrive.../.Public/OSx86
    A big thanks and all credit to him/her.... We'll be using electro's stuff for the following in this guide...

    Step 1: Kernel. Using vanilla? Skip this step. Now, all you AMD or P4 ect users know that you'll need a modified kernel, so thankfully electro has provided a kernel for you: http://cid-8b65993ef55cf014.skydrive...w%2010a432.rar Once you've extracted it, place it in the root of your Snow Leopard Volume and rename it to "mach_kernel" if needed.

    Step 2: A few kexts. Your going to need a few kexts to make it boot, and enhance your Snow Leopard experience.

    Here are the kexts that your going to need for a properly functioning SL... (all of which are 64 bit)

    FakeSMC v2
    OpenHaltRestart
    PlatformUUID
    NullCPUPM

    Download and Install those kexts and place them in the /S/L/E of your Snow Leo vol. To install the kexts, open up Terminal and type:
    Code:
    sudo -s
    cd /Volumes/<<[SnowLeopard]>>/System/Library/Extensions
    chown -R root:wheel *
    chmod -R 755 *
    Step 3: DSDT. Your going to need a modded DSDT to stop the annoying CMOS reset bug.

    Download iasl and extract it to /usr/bin on your CURRENT BOOTED VOLUME! - This will allow modification of a compiled DSDT.

    Use ~pcwiz's DSDT GUI app to create a DSDT if you don't already have one.. once you have your DSDT.aml located in the root of your volume, open Terminal..
    Code:
    sudo -s
    iasl -d /Path/to/dsdt.aml
    You should have a dsdt.dsl located in / now, that is decompiled and editable.
    open dsdt.dsl and search for "RTC"/ Find
    Code:
    0x08          //Length
    below "Device (RTC)" or "Device (RTC0" and replace the "8" (or whatever number it may be) with a "2". So it looks something like this:
    Code:
    0x02           //Length
    . here's what it should fully look like:
    Code:
     }
    
                    Device (RTC)
                    {
                        Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0B00"))
                        Name (_CRS, ResourceTemplate ()
                        {
                            IO (Decode16,
                                0x0070,             // Range Minimum
                                0x0070,             // Range Maximum
                                0x01,               // Alignment
                                0x02,               // Length
                                )
                        })
                    }
    Save it, and run the following through terminal:
    Code:
    sudo -s
    iasl -ta /Path/to/dsdt.dsl
    You should now have a compiled DSDT.aml located in /. Copy it to the root of your Snow Leopard volume.

    Optimisation

    For any other spare kexts that you may need, Take a good look around electro's files for OS X. We owe a big thanks to electro for maintaining, updating and providing us with these files:
    http://cid-8b65993ef55cf014.skydrive...d?view=details

    Also, if you plan on using 64bit most of the time, I would recommend using an EFI string for your graphics card.

    Boot!
    It's time to boot into Snow Leopard! you know how, just hit that reboot button and see what happens! If all goes well, you should be soon watching a nice intro video!



    Good luck to all!

    ~ Cleo

    [(Thread taken from InfiniteMac)]
    Last edited by SaCleoCheater; 09-15-2009 at 10:54 PM.



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    Thx for sharing cleo ;D
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    works with amd ?

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    @icchansan No problem

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    Yep should work with AMD provided you use the patched kernel and NullCPUPM

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    The site for the bootloader is gone.

    Can you repost please?

    Thanks


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    I have one question here.

    We need a Mac cause we are installing the OS through flash drive. However if we already have the DVD, purchase from apple (USD29) DVD, can we install the OS w/o Mac, directly into a laptop?

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    For now we need leopard working to install snow
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    I'm getting a problem with the installation. Here's my problem: Step 2 says that we need to restore the snowleopard.dmg file into a volume. I did that and I only got 3 things: Install Mac OS X, Optional Installs Folders, and Instructions Folder. I don't have the sytem folder to put the OSinstall.mkpg

    What's going on? Please explain.

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    you need to unhide hidden folders

    in terminal type: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

    then: killall Finder

    and you shold be able to see them now
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    Ok, did it in a different way.
    Last edited by IZasPIE; 09-11-2009 at 01:34 AM.


 

 
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