OS X SL 10.6.6 Acer Aspire 5750-6414

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  1. grimythaone1

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    Sep 12, 2012 at 4:11 AM #1
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    I have original factory SL disc, I can get the disc to boot up to the apple logo and the timer, then that goes away and the disc spins like 3 more times and then nothing. Ive tried the pci 1 and 1 -x code and nothing, tried the ge=no -v and it ran a bunch of code and then did nothing, -x did not work either. i am using iboot and a copy of 10.6.6 about to try with a copy of lion and iboot and see if that works. i have 4gigs of ram in, its an i5-2450m 2.5ghz cpu. kind of lost here.
     
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    Sep 12, 2012 at 3:48 PM #2
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    I did get snow leopard installed last night, only way it would boot up after combo update and multibeast though was with the iboot in. This morning it wont turn on with the iboot disc and is still hanging at white apple screen if i try to not use the disc. Any help would help.
     
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    Sep 13, 2012 at 5:38 AM #3
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    You will also need to install the TonyMac application update helper. - we assume you have a dsdt file for this: as you don't you will need to use the easybeast method of multibeast - notice when in jesters procedure that we use update helper program.
    also you will need to use specific startup switch options due to the cpu -

    -x -v -f acpi=off PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No
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    How to due a sandybridge cpu w compatable hardware OSX hack 10.6.8 build. jester969

    Typical installation steps are:
    1) iBoot + Disk Utility + install Snow Leopard DVD (perform install via DVD) reboot
    2) iBoot + Installed OSX HDD (boot with iBoot and loading OS via newly installed HDD) - get welcome screen
    3) Run Update Helper and Reboot?
    4) iBoot + Installed OSX HDD, run combo update 10.6.8 , DO NOT reboot
    5) Run Multibeast and select option which are required to your board.
    6) Reboot w/out iBoot

    Audio/Ethernet/DSDT

    DSDT and BIOS firmware must match to the corresponding number.

    Suggest you look at this as well for information - If you are unfamiliar w the internal workings of the Mackintosh world, I found the following websites and videos very be helpful.

    But before you do this please look for some YOUtube vids under the name deanwrayUK
    of these shortcuts.

    His vid on Best Practice - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZl1Gv3J7bg
    His vid on Basic Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIOJB3EVHaw
    His vid on Bootloader flags http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDw3RhLWAjE

    his youtube channel
    http://www.youtube.com/user/deanwrayUK?feature=mhee

    iBoot and Multibeast - TonyMacx86 guide
    http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html

    Simplest Mac OS X Installation Guide - for 10.6.x
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/43-simplest-mac-os-x-installation-guide.html
    or
    http://www.tonymacx86.com/section/3-guides.html

    Mac OSC 10.6.8 update - and Update Helper for 155 Sandy Bridge
    http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/06/mac-os-x-1068-update.html
    http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/07/get-ready-for-os-x-lion-update-to-1068.html

    TonyMac listing of alternative sources for information you may find usefull
    http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2130

    TonyMac listing of supported video cards that you may find usefull
    http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php?title=Graphics_Card_Database

    Please perform a Google search for this & remove quotes

    "How to use Multibeast 3 and 4: a comprehensive guide for Snow Leopard and Lion"
    The Date above the title will be January 26 2012

    you will see several links related to Multibeast that will help you with this utility.

    This is from 2008 some of these have changed but it still a good read,
    http://news.metaparadigma.de/osx86-flags-and-parameters-for-darwin-bootloader-104/

    Board index » The Build » Snow Leopard Installation » 10.6 Desktop Support
    http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9541

    Installation Troubleshooting Tips & General Recommendations
    http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9541
    http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php/Troubleshooting

    A good command line w startup switches.
    -x -v -f acpi=off PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No
    Use for all Intel sandy or ivy bridge motherboards as startup.
    PCIRootUID=0
     
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    Sep 28, 2012 at 11:01 PM #4
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    Thats what Im talking about! Thanks for that info, i had gave up but think im going to try again.
     
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    Sep 29, 2012 at 5:21 AM #5
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    gimythaone1

    I also forgot that your hardware is I think a Laptop and you posted to the Desktop Support section for SL - suggest you create a new post in the SL 10.6 Laptop section.
     

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