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[iboot+multibeast] Snow Leopard Install

iBoot + MultiBeast: Install Mac OS X on any Intel-based PC

Posted by tonymacx86 on Monday, April 12, 2010
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Any OSx86 installation guide can seem daunting at first glance, especially when trying to remember cryptic terminal commands and sorting through volumes of misinformation on the web. This guide requires no coding, terminal work, or Mac experience of any kind. You will not need access to a Mac. In fact, it’s easier and faster for me to install Snow Leopard with fully working components on my system than it is to install Windows 7. And more fun.

The iBoot + MultiBeast method is designed and tested for any desktop or laptop running the latest line of Intel processors, the Core i3/i5/i7s. I have had reports of success with older machines as well including CoreDuo, Core2Duo, and even Pentium 4. However, AMD processors are not supported.


  • A computer running an Intel Processor
  • A blank CD
  • A Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail DVD
  • To leave any fear of your computer at the door.
  • Patience and humility- it may not work out perfectly the first time- but with enough tenacity and grit, you’ll reach the promised land. It’s easy to get frustrated, but don’t give up! There are a community of users with similar hardware in the tonymacx86 Forum to provide support if you get stuck.


  • If you have greater than 4gb of RAM, remove the extra RAM for a maximum of 4gb. You can put back any extra RAM in after the installation process.
  • Use only 1 graphics card in the 1st PCIe slot with 1 monitor plugged in.
  • Remove any hard drives besides the blank drive being used for OS X.
  • Remove any USB peripherals besides keyboard and mouse.
  • Remove any PCI cards besides graphics- they may not be Mac compatible.
  • If using a Gigabyte P55 board, use the blue Intel SATA ports– not the white Gigabyte SATA ports.
  • It’s best to use an empty hard drive– you will have to partition and format the drive.
  • Always back up any of your important data.

You will need to set your BIOS to ACHI mode and your Boot Priority to boot from CD-ROM first. This is the most important step, and one many people overlook. Make sure your bios settings match these. It’s not difficult- the only thing I did on my Gigabyte board besides setting Boot Priority to CD/DVD first was set Optimized Defaults, change SATA to AHCI mode, and set HPET to 64-bit mode.


In order to boot the Mac OS X Retail DVD, you’ll need to download and burn iBoot. For desktops and laptops using unsupported Intel CPUs and graphics, a legacy version of iBoot can be downloaded here.

    1. Download iBoot
    2. Burn the image to CD
    3. Place iBoot in CD/DVD drive
    4. Restart computer
    5. At Chameleon prompt, eject iBoot
    6. Insert your Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail DVD and press F5
    7. When you see the screen below, press enter to begin the boot process


    1. When you get to the installation screen, open Utilities/Disk Utility
    2. NOTE: If you can’t get to the installation screen, retry the process, but type -x at the screen above. This will enter Mac OS X Safe Mode, which will allow you to proceed.
    3. Partition your hard drive to GUID Partition Table
    4. Format your hard drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
    5. For the purposes of this guide, name it Snow Leopard. You can rename it later.
    6. Close Disk Utility
    7. When the installer asks you where to install, choose Snow Leopard
    8. Choose Customize‚ and uncheck additional options. This will hasten the install process. You can always install this stuff later.
    9. Restart computer.
    10. Place iBoot back in drive.
    11. When you get to the Chameleon boot selection screen, choose your new Snow Leopard installation.
  1. View the super-cool Mac OS X Snow Leopard Welcome Video, and set up your computer!

STEP 3: UPDATE TO 10.6.5
Upon the release of 10.6.2 and the 27” Intel Core i5 and i7 iMacs, Mac OS X Snow Leopard officially supports the Core i5 750 and Core i7 860. The 10.6.5 Update will install a Vanilla Kernel, as well as a host of security and stability fixes. Details are available on Apple’s website.

    1. Open Finder and navigate to your Snow Leopard drive.
    2. Right-click and delete Mac OS X Install Folder. This folder is an unnecessary remnant of the installation process, and serves no purpose.
    3. Download the Mac OS X 10.6.5 Combo Update
    4. Download MultiBeast
    5. Open MultiBeast– don’t run it yet, just leave it open. Set up windows as shown.
  1. Mount MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.5.dmg
  2. Install MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.5.pkg
  3. Upon completion, the installer will ask you to reboot. DO NOT REBOOT.
  4. Switch to the already open MultiBeast. If it closes, just re-open it.


MultiBeast is an all-in-one post-installation tool designed to enable boot from hard drive, and install support for Audio, Network, and Graphics. It contains two different complete post-installation solutions: EasyBeast and UserDSDT. In addition it includes System Utilities to rebuild caches and repair permissions and a collection of drivers, boot loaders, boot time config files and handy software.

Choose one of the following options directly following a fresh installation and update:

EasyBeast is a DSDT-free solution for any Core/Core2/Core i system. It installs all of the essentials to allow your system to boot from the hard drive. Audio, Graphics and Network will have to be enabled separately.

UserDSDT is a bare-minimum solution for those who have their own pre-edited DSDT. Place your DSDT.aml on the desktop before install. Audio, Graphics and Network will have to be enabled separately. HINT: Check the DSDT Database for a pre-edited DSDT.

    1. Run MultiBeast.
    2. If you have a custom DSDT that’s been edited, place the file on your desktop and choose UserDSDT.
    3. All others select EasyBeast
    4. Select System Utilities.
    5. Optionally, you may install further drivers via Advanced Options to enable ethernet, sound, graphics, etc… Be sure to read the documentation provided about each installation option. NOTE: EasyBeast, and UserDSDT install Chameleon RC4 by default, so you’ll not need to check that option.
  1. Install to Snow Leopard– it should take about 4 minutes to run scripts.
  2. Eject iBoot.
  3. Reboot- from your new Snow Leopard installation drive.

Congratulations! You’re done!!

Your PC is now fully operational, while running the latest version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard! And you have a nice Boot CD to get into your system in case things go awry. Boot your system from iBoot if you have issues. You may run MultiBeast as often as you like.

If you can’t boot, try typing -x at the Chameleon prompt to enter safe mode, or just boot with iBoot. When you get to the desktop, you can make all of the changes you need to. The best way to start fresh is delete whatever you’re trying to get rid of- including the whole /Extra folder, as most kexts are installed there. Then you can re-run MultiBeast. As long as you rebuild caches and repair permissions after you’re done, you can do just about anything you want to /Extra/Extensions and /System/Library/Extensions. Anything can be tweaked and enabled upon subsequent uses of MultiBeast.

If you’ve had success using iBoot + MultiBeast, consider a contribution to help keep the sites going. We’re constantly updating and tweaking our tools to help you.

Thanks in advance!

-tonymacx86 & MacMan

PS: For our most current workarounds and solutions for issues such as USB and audio, check out the Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update, Mac OS X 10.6.4 Update, and Mac OS X 10.6.5 Update articles. Good luck, and see you on the forum!

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출처 : 토니맥

OS X Lion 설치

첨부파일 :

– cpu : Intel i7 920
– ram : 12GB(2GB * 6)
– m/b : GA-x58a-ud3r(rev 1.0)
– vga : HIS ATI HD 5770 (1GB)
– monitor : 19” * 3(dp + dvi + dvi)
– HDD : intel SSD

Snow Leopard를 설치 완료 하였지만, AHCI 관련 커널패닉이 계속 일어나서
Lion 으로 설치한 모두 정상적인 상태를 확인 할 수 있었다.

1. 바이오스 설정
– SATA 관련 : AHCI로 모두 변경
– Power : HPET 64Bit

2. 라이온 설치 파일 복원(맥북)
– App Store에서 구매한 라이온을 다운로드 받은 후 몇가지 설정이 필요
– 일부 파일이 숨겨진 파일로 되어 있기 때문에 숨길 파일 보기 위젯 설치 후 숨김파일 활성화 후 진행(
– 다운로드 받은 Lion 설치패키지에서 /Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg(이하 설치 이미지) 파일을 마운트 한 후 BaseSystem.dmg 파일 복사
(숨김파일을 속성을 해제 하고 싶으면 터미널에서 chflags nohidden BaseSystem.dmg)
– BaseSystem.dmg파일을 마운트 한후 USB로 복원(6GB 이상 이용)
– USB 복원 완료후 설치 이미지에서 kernelcach, mach_kernel을 USB 루트로 복사
– 설치 이미지의 /Packages를 USB의 /System/Installation/Packages에 복사

3. 부트 로더 설치
– 카멜레온 부트로더 설치( 에서 다운로드 후 설치 시 설치 위치는 설치 파일이 복원된 USB로)
– 복원 USB에 첨부된 Extra 디렉토리 덮어 씌우기(
– Extra 디렉토리의 org.chameleon.Boot.plist파일 수정

4. USB로 부팅 후 설치

5. 설치 완료 후 트리플모니터 사용 및 dp 인식을 위해 ATI 관련 Kext 파일 변경
– Snow Leopard 10.6.7의 ATI 관련 모든 파일을 /System/Library/Extenstions/ 에 복사 후 Kext Utitlity를 사용해 권한 복구
(QE/CI 가 작동하지 않을 수 있으니 ATIRadeon3000* 파일은 제외 하고 복사 할 것)

6. 사운드카드 활성화
– 첨부된(ALC889 AppleHDA 압축 해제
– USB의 /Extra/Extentions/ 에 압축 해제된 파일중 E/E의 파일을 복사
– /System/Library/Extenstions/ 에 압축 해제된 파일중 S/L/E의 파일일 복사

7. 리부팅 후 정상 작동 확인(USB로 부팅)

8. 부트로더 설치
– USB에 부트로더 설치하는 것과 마찬가지로 설치(단, 설치 위치는 변경하지 않아도 됨)
– USB에 Extra 디렉토리를 OSX가 설치된 하드디스크의 루트에 복사

9. 리부팅 후 정상 작동 확인(USB 제거)

😛 본 설치와 관련된 모든 책임은 저와 무관합니다 -_-;

Lion 잠자기 이후 CMOS 리셋될때…

임시방편이긴 한데 이렇게 하면 된다네

10.6.7의 AppleRTC.kext를 /System/Library/Extention 에 넣은후 Kext Utility 돌려주면 끝~

맥용 이클립스 ADT plugin 깔때 오류

An internal error occurred during: ”Computing size”. 요런 오류가 나면~

cd /path/to/your/eclipse/folder
find . -iname ’._*’ -exec rm -rf {} ;

요걸 하면 된다~

xcode phonegap github install

Shell에서 작업~

#git clone git://
#cd phonegap-iphone
#git submodule init
#git submobule update

생성된 pkg 파일 설치(dist 디렉토리에 존재)
*반드시 xcode를 완전히 종료후에 설치 할것