Freitag, 25. September 2009

2.) [10.6] What do you need

You will need the following to successfully install Mac OS X 10.6:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Installation DVD (the Upgrade DVD works fine)
  • Access to a working Mac to restore the Install DVD to a HD
  • A HardDisk to install "Snow Leopard" on it
  • A cheap and bootable USB-Stick to install Chameleon on it
  • Chameleon 2.0 RC3 (Link)
  • some Kernel extensions and Chameleon support files (Link)
  • a patched DSDT for your mainboard/BIOS-version
  • Ubuntu LiveCD (Link)
  • optional another free HardDisk/Partition/USB-Stick to restore the OS X Install DVD on it
You will also need a unique Hardware UUID. Wikipedia has more general info about UUIDs. The easiest way to make a UUID is to use the ethernet mac address of the onboard ethernet port of your mainboard. The Hardware UUID looks like this:


My ethernet mac address is 00:1f:d0:2e:73:59. Replace the red part with your ethernet mac address. You can find it out using the Ubuntu LiveCD. Open a Terminal an issue the following command:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$  ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1f:d0:2e:73:59
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::21f:d0ff:fe2e:7927/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:394 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:266 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:451298 (451.2 KB) TX bytes:29571 (29.5 KB)
Interrupt:251 Base address:0xe000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)
Search the HWaddr for the interface eth0 (marked red). This is the ethernet mac address to use for the UUID.

Dienstag, 22. September 2009

1.) [10.6] Let's start with Hardware Requirements

You need a compatible hardware to run Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard". You can find a list of proofed, working hardware here in the forum. I'm using this hardware:

  • Motherbord: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3 (BIOS F10a)
  • CPU: Intel Q6600 @ 2,4 GHz
  • GFX: Asus Geforce 7300 GT 256MB passiv
  • MEM: 4GB OCZ PC1066 @ 1066 / 2,1V
  • HDD: Samsung 1TB HD103SJ
  • DVD: LGGH22NS30

This translates into the following hardware:
  • Intel ICH10 Soutbridge (10.6 native support)
  • Realtek ALC889A sound chip (disabled in BIOS)
  • 2x Realtek 8111C Gigabit Ethernet
  • T.I. TSB43AB23 Firewire (native support)
  • JMicron 368 IDE (disabled in BIOS)
  • nVidia 7300GT 256MB

Dienstag, 15. September 2009

Mac OS X 10.6.1 and Chameleon 2.0 RC3 are out

I know... this isn't really a news anymore, but a good starting point for the upcoming Chameleon + Snow Leopard guide. Chameleon 2.0 RC3 provides Snow Leopard support and some other new features. More info on the Chameleon Project Homepage.

I have Mac OS X 10.6.1 already up and running, using a Chameleon 2.0 RC3 USB-Stick.

Montag, 14. September 2009


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Thank you

Mittwoch, 9. September 2009

Dear Readers

last Sunday I've returned from a longer trip to carribean. It was wonderful and I really enjoyed it. This monday I received a letter from a law firm. As announced in the official EFI-X™ forum by Wilhem von Vnukov, ASEM issued legal action against me, sending me a cease-and-desist (in german: Abmahnung). I cannot give further details here, because it's a open legal case.

Together with my lawyer we have worked out a acceptable solution. Unfortunately this solution demands that I never again can say anything negative about EFI-X™ or ASEM. I'm also demanded to remove all posts and articles about ASEM and EFI-X™ in my Blog, in different forums and even in Google. I have to start cleaning up before this Friday. I feel very sorry for doing this, but I am only a private person and I do not have such a strong financial background like a company. Coram iudice et in alto mare in manu dei soli sumus. But I'm also quite sure that things will go on without my person being part of it.

OK folks, enough with ASEM and EFI-X™. I'm done with them. ¡Ya... Se acabó!

In the future I will devote myself to support the forum and the Chameleon based solution. To bring it up and running on your machines and maybe I can help to improve Chameleon further, for instance in terms of cd/dvd boot support.

Sincerely yours