Tonymac Recommended build 1 is not updating or seeing dsdt

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  1. Dewitts

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    Oct 4, 2011 at 5:43 PM #1
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    Hi guys I've built a system for a friend of mine who has also had enough of windows so i'm trying to install on Tonymacs recommended build 1:
    CPU: Intel Core i3-2100
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H67M-D2-B3
    Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670 changed for NVIDA GEFORCE 8400GS
    RAM: Corsair XMS3 4 GB 1333mhz DDR3 (4GB)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 341
    Power Supply: Corsair CX430
    Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc
    Hard Drive: Seagate 1 TB 7200RPM
    Installation DVD: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 & DSDT downloaded from database

    I installed 10.6.3 with no hitches and updated to 10.6.7 with the intent of upgrading to Lion (some of you may say I must upgrade to 10.6.8 for lion but you don't have to, I have installed on my own laptop twice with this method).
    When I open lion it says I must have a dual core, i3, i7 ect to install so when I checked about my mac it shows up as "unknown" instead of i3.
    I thought maybe this would be corrected by running multibeast, selecting user dsdt and rebooting. It won't boot from disk only iboot, it still shows as unknown processor and when I checked the /extra folder my dsdt is not there.
    I ran multibeast and it would not copy it across so I thought i'd manualy copy it across and that would sort it.
    It's present but still will not boot, doesn't recognise the processor and when I just tried to update to 10.6.8 to make 100% certain, when it got to just over 3/4 it kernel panicked.

    Can anyone help me on this please??
     
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    Oct 4, 2011 at 10:30 PM #2
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    Did you run Update Helper from the downloads page as part of your 10.6.8 upgrade?

    Not necessary to upgrade beyond 10.6.6 to get Lion, the 10.6.8 upgrade was a bit finicky on Sandy Bridge and was primarily to help the App store Lion download....

    Can you still boot to Chimera, if so try adding -v -x boot flags and post a screenshot if it still KPs.
     
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    No I didn't know there was such a thing, I haven't got the 10.6.6 update handy just the 10.6.7 or 8 that's why I chose that 1, I think the 10.6.8 update which failed has corrupted it. Will have to start afresh... Thanks for the advice
     
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    Oct 5, 2011 at 11:56 AM #4
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    Ok so reinstalled snowleopard, (was wise enough to make a clone this time) ran the update helper then proceeded to try and update to 10.6.8 and again it panicked. I've attached the photo for you to see.
     

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    Oct 5, 2011 at 12:12 PM #5
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    did you restart after update helper?
    so update helper, restart, then 10.6.8 update?
     
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    AHHH no I didn't know I had to restart 1st, i'll try again:)
     
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    Does anyone know if there's a particular method for booting from a clone of your main install? I can't get it to boot :/
     
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    Oct 5, 2011 at 1:50 PM #8
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    have you tried iboot?
     
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    Oct 5, 2011 at 6:32 PM #9
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    yeah, I didn't get as far as installing chimera or chameleon :banghead:
     
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    The failed update of 10.6.8 rendered all the partitions unbootable.
    Used Ubuntu live cd to format original partition as ntfs and then I was able to boot back into the clone, format and restore the original partition which is a hell of a lot quicker than reinstalling from scratch! 4:47 total time :)

    I WISH I HAD FOUND THAT OUT 200 FULL WIPES AND REINSTALLS AGO!!!!

    Right second attempt on the helper!
     

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