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Old 08-17-2009, 09:24 AM
sk1nhd33t sk1nhd33t is offline
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[GUIDE] Retail Snow Leopard DVD install for G31M-ES2L


March 12, 2010: sold my ES2L Quicksilver PowerHack a few weeks back so my last update on this guide... it's been fun guys since we started this thread (August 17, 2009 - it all starts on Leopard thread here).. i'm sure we will bump on each other again on this forum and the others out there and i'm positively sure that the gurus here will keep this thread updated with new fixes, patch etc when 10.6.3 comes out (and also me if i can)..

- now for the updated ES2L kit, all current DSDT fixes including the ff:

- Vanilla speedstep (edit the PSS code for your processor - go here for more info)
- shutdown (thanks to mm67)
- restart (use asere bootloader included in the kit but thanks to duvel for introducing this fix)
- USB fix
- Apple Aluminum Keyboard Wakeup Fix (again thanks to mm67)

11/15: updated the ES2L kit to include latest software from conti, bonjour kext and other dsdt fixes.
11/9: Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.2, to update remove sleepenabler first then use the combo or software update. You can get the new sleepenabler kext at netkas site
10/9: guide updated again to base an RC3 + PC_EFI 10.3 and include all updated kext using Conti's myhack installer. Older RC1+PCEFI 10.1 guide dated 9/3/09 can be found here.
9/20: Netkas released PC EFI v10.3, if you are using the old 10.1 or RC3 may i suggest that you use this instead. Here's a screenshot of my boot.plist before and after 10.3 and PCI System Profiler.
9/20: Finally a fix that im really happy about, automatic sleep can now be achieve by using PleaseSleep application. a much better alternative is by KWS. keep a disc inside your dvd drive to make Auto Sleep work
9/10: 10.6.1 is out, no kernel change has been made so update away!
9/4: No more need for RealtekR1000.kext to have bonjour working, use this kext instead. (works in 32bit only) use SnowR1000 included in the kit
9/3: revise the guide from scratch to base a retail DVD install (comments starts on page6), for the old dual OS 10A432 boot guide dated August 17 click here.

im quoting this from Stella's Blog: "Friends don’t let friends install OS X via OSInstall.mpkg. This guarantees a buggy installation, bad system permissions and possible kernel panics. If you’re going to install your OS either use the retail DVD or restore it to a high capacity flash key (8GB minimum). " i'll also add that using a flash drive or DVD will remove the "no installer package error" in Disk Utility, there is a workaround by running bsd.pkg from within Snow Leo but i havent tested it myself and a few can attest that it didn't work on them. For more OSX86 news I suggest subscribing to stella's blog via RSS or bookmark, lots of good info there which get updated constantly.

What's Needed:

- first download new ES2L Kit and place it in your Desktop. old kit can be downloaded here
- Retail Snow Leopard $29 DVD Disc
- Gigabyte G31M-ES2L Motherboard Rev 1.X F8/F10 Bios is used in this guide
- Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad Processor
- a separate Graphic Card-built in Intel GMA 3100 will not work
- 8GB flash drive
- Sata Hard Drive in any capacity (for this guide we use a dedicated HD)
- OS X machine, could be another mac, hack or another partition if you have

Create Snow USB installer:

● launch Disk Utility then choose your USB drive, under Volume Scheme select 1 partition and erase your USB drive to GPT (Guid Partition Table)
● click the restore Tab and select Mac OSX Install DVD as the image and your USB flash drive as the destination, also be sure that 'Erase' Destination' is unchecked before clicking restore.

● open your ES2L Kit and under tools double click myHack installer choosing your USB flash drive as the destination.

● under Customize put a check on the following:

- GraphicsEnabler - depending on your graphics card this option will auto enable most ATI and nvidia cards. (my Palit 9600GT works OOTB), if it doesn't work on you, try pci0 or the older method which is EFI strings.
- LegacyAppleRTC (optional since we will be fixing CMOS reset bug before we even shutdown/restart)
- fakesmcV2
- NullCPUPowermanagement
- OpenHaltRestart
- PlatformUUID (optional)

● under Themes, copy/paste "bootcamp" folder to Extra/Themes of your USB drive, you can skip this if you are happy with the default myHack theme.
● add the following entry (mark in red box) to your, while your at it you can also add your monitor's resolution. Don't forget to save when done.

● we now have a bootable USB Snow Leopard installer, copy ES2L Kit to your USB drive because we will be using it later. when done you can now shutdown your OSX machine.

Boot and install Snow Leopard via USB:

● Turn on your computer and press Boot Menu F12, when you see the selection screen choose your USB flash drive as the first boot and press enter.
● Chameleon screen will pop up next - choose your USB drive again and press enter or you can boot in verbose mode by entering "-v" (without the quotes) or via drop down menu. In a few seconds If all goes well you will be greeted with Snow Leopard language screen
● Launch Disk Utility then choose the hard drive you will be installing Snow Leopard
● format your SATA drive using GPT and Mac OS Extended (Journaled), quit disk utility when done. You can also customize the install if you want to removing printer drivers, language etc... im sure you know what to do here so just proceed until installation is finish.
● after the installer is done, click restart

First Boot:

● press F12 Boot Menu again then choose your USB flash drive, we need to do this because our SATA drive is not bootable on it's own yet
● on the Chameleon selection screen, choose your never booted Snow Leopard drive/partition
● again you can either just press enter on your keyboard or boot it in verbose mode (typing "-v") to see what's going on.
● if all goes well you will greeted with Snow Leopard intro video but no sound yet - depending on your graphic card you will notice that QE/CI is already activated... continue the setup process until you reach your desktop
● yey! we now have a fully functional 32bit Snow Leopard. but wait - we have no sound and it's not bootable on it's own.

DSDT, Audio and remaining fixes:

● open your ES2L kit and under tools run myHack installer again but this time choosing your Snow Leopard drive/partition as the destination
● under Customize put a check on the ff:

- GraphicsEnabler
- fakesmcV2 (you can replace it after with a newer 2.5 version by Netkas)
- NullCPUPowermanagement
- OpenHaltRestart
- PlatformUUID
- SleepEnabler

● open Kext folder and look for "LegacyALC883.kext" and copy it to /Extra/Extensions
● open smbios-plist folder and copy "smbios.plist" to /Extra -included are iMac 9,1 and MacPro 3,1. Also edit it to match your hardware
● Under Themes copy bootcamp theme - again this is optional if you are happy with the MyHack default theme
● edit adding the following in red box:

DSDT quick guide:

● create your own dsdt.aml by following this short guide below, AGAIN it's always recommended to create and use your own.. included my dsdt.aml and .dsl for comparison purposes only.

TIP: If you are using Textwrangler (free) or BBedit, you can compare the difference between the 2 dsdt.dsl by selecting both file, right click and choose "Compare Selected Documents", you can even copy the code difference by clicking an arrow button.

- let's begin... be sure you have a good texteditor handy (eg Textwrangler, BBEdit etc..)
- open ES2L kit Tools then "DSDT_Patcher1.0.1e" folder and double click "DSDT Patcher"
- a terminal window will open then press any key to continue
- next it will ask "Which OS to emulate? [0=Darwin, 1=WinXP, 2=WinVista]" input "0" and press enter
- a new Debug folder will appear and inside it are a few files but we are interested in "dsdt.dsl"
- open your dsdt.dsl using your preffered texteditor so we can start editing
- also as reference, open my included dsl to copy from it directly or check how it's done
- on your keyboard press "command F (Find)" and look for "_WAK", right above it copy paste "DTGP" located on your dsdtfix file
- again "command F (Find)" and enter RTC, look for "0x04" below RTC and changed them to "0x02" - this fix is for CMOS Reset
- command F (Find) and enter Azalia, go to dsdtfix file and copy paste "HDEF" to your dsl replacing azalia.. again check my included dsl for reference - this is for ALC883 Audio
- when done and sure everything is correct, hit save or (command S) to save your dsdt.dsl
- to compile it to .aml, drag and drop it (dsdt.dsl) to iAslMe, you'll get 1 warning (PARM under IGD0) but hopefully you have 0 error
- look for Sessions folder and copy dsdt.aml to /Extra of your Snow Leopard

● double click "pfix" (permission fix) then choose your snow leopard drive (type "/"), it will take a few minutes to create a new extension.mkext and repair permission but just be patient. reboot when done.
● after reboot for the Audio to take effect, launch System Preference then go to Sound and choose Internal Speakers/Built-In Speaker for both Sound Effects and Output Tab, press F11/F12 (apple keyboard), F14/F15 (for windows?) to test if you can hear a feedback.


1: RTGMac_v2.0.3 - this works in 32bit only, open Bonjour Fix on your ES2L kit and run the included pkg, reboot and done.
2: via ifconfig PROMISC from here (32 and 64bit)

- to make PROMISC work there are 2 ways, one is via applescript which you can add on your startup and the other is via LoginHook, both of them work so use the method you prefer

- Use R1000 installer that's included in the ES2L Kit- Credits goes to Bit Shoveler & weeksauce12


● you can edit located in /Extra and remove "arch-i386" after Kernel Flags if you wish to boot in 64bit, this can be done using a Texteditor (e.g. TextEdit, Textwrangler, BBEdit etc) or Terminal (nano).


Conti for myHack installer and PFix script
Pista7 and cparm for sleepenabler
Netkas for PC EFI and fakesmcV2
coconup for HDEF dsdt patch
ApexDe for USB wake-up FIX
Voyn1x for LegacyALC883.kext
Bit Shoveler & weeksauce12 for R1000 bonjour kext

☑ i'm also new when it comes to OSx86 scene and this is my first and only hackint0sh, just sharing what i have experience and worked for me. So if anyone has a kext, patch or any improvement in terms of install, boot or any changes that needs to be done please do post them here or PM it to me. i'm sure lots of members including me will benefit from it.

- if in case you miss it on top, new ES2L Kit can be downloaded from here.

case: G4 QuicksilverSnow 10.6.2● Gigabyte G31M-ES2L rev1 F10 Bios ● Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 ● XFX 9600GT Extreme Ed ● 4GB TeamElite Xtreeme 1066Mhz ● PCI 3port Firewire 400 ● PCI Linksys WMP300N v1 ● Apple Magic Mouse ● Apple Aluminum Keyboard ● 23inch Apple HD Cinema Display ● uMacbook Pro 2.4 ● MacMini 1.8 HT ● White 24 iMac 2.16 ●

Last edited by sk1nhd33t; 03-12-2010 at 04:09 PM.
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