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  1. Go from Snow Leopard to Mavericks, but 10.6.8 hangs @white logo screen I've tried several times to upgrade from Snow Leopard 10.6.7 to 10.6.8 so I can get up to Mavericks. Every time I get 10.6.8 installed, the box won't finish booting. It just sits at the white Apple screen with logo. No kernel panic, no black screen showing what's going on. Suggestions? SPECS: HP Pavilion a6400f Desktop PC Product Specifications Product number - KJ379AA Release date - 28-Feb-2008 Motherboard - ASUS IPIBL-LB (Benicia) Chipset: Northbridge chipset: Intel G33 Express Southbridge chipset: Intel ICH9R Memory sockets: 4 x DDR2 Front side bus speeds: 1333/1066/800 MHz Processor socket: 775 Expansion Slots: 1 PCI x16 slot for graphics card 2 PCI x1 slots 1 PCI slot Pentium E2200 Operating speed: Up to 2.2 GHz Number of cores: 2 Socket: 775 Bus speed: 800 MHz Memory - 8 GB EVGA nVidia Geforce 8400GS PCI-e video card Integrated Audio ALC888S 7.1 channel high-definition audio LAN: 10-Base-T Interface: Integrated into motherboard Technology: Realtek 8111C Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100 Mb/s Transmission standards:10-Base-T Ethernet Modem: 56K WinModem Hard drive: Western Digital 500 GB Interface: SATA Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM CD/DVD disc drive: SuperMulti 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive Memory Card Reader 15-in-1 multimedia card reader Supports the following cards: Compact Flash I; Compact Flash II; IBM Microdrive (MD); Memory Stick (MS); Memory Stick Duo; Memory Stick Pro (PRO); Memory Stick Pro Duo (Pro Duo); MultiMediaCard (MMC); MultiMediaCard Mobile (MMC mobile); MultiMediaCard Plus (MMC plus); Reduced size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC); Secure Digital (SD); Secure Digital miniSD (Mini); Smart Media; xD Picture Card (xD) Computer Case Mid-size ATX Height: 38.7 cm (15.23 inches) Width: 17.5 cm (6.89 inches) Length: 41.4 cm (16.29 inches) Total Bays 2 x 13.33 cm (5.25 inch) 3 x 8.89 cm (3.5 inch) 1 x Pocket Media Drive Power Supply 250W Front I/O ports 1394: 1 USB: 2 Headphone: 1 Microphone: 1 Back I/O ports 1 - PS/2 mouse port (green) 2 - Coaxial SPDIF Out 3 - Video Graphics Adapter 4 - IEEE 1394a 5 - RJ45 Network (LAN) 6 - Audio: Center/Subwoofer (yellow orange) 7 - Audio: Rear Speaker Out (black) 8 - Audio: Line In (light blue) 9 - Audio: Line put (lime) 10 - Audio: Microphone (pink) 11 - Audio: Side Speaker Out (gray) 12 - USB 2.0 ports 1, 2, 3, and 4 13 - Coaxial SPDIF In 14 - PS/2 keyboard (purple) Dell USB keyboard HP USB optical mouse
  2. Insert kext into OSx installer pkg

    Insert kext into OSx installer pkg I created my first Hackintosh using a HP Pavilion A6400f and Snow Leopard. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01390590 I upped it with 8GB RAM, EVGA nVidia 8400 video card and new WD Blue 500GB HDD. I chose Snow Leopard because I could still get an install disc and both came out around the same time. I got 10.6.7 installed. The system threw up a window saying upgrades were available. I checked and it was for 10.6.8. I started the install process and it apparently it was successful. Now the kicker. When I boot now it gets to the Apple logo and hangs. I've tried using and not using PCIRootUID=1 and going into safe mode. What's keeping it from starting? I read one fix is to replace the ACPIPlatform and IOPCIFamily kexts in 10.6.8 with their 10.6.7 versions. How does one do this?
  3. Install 10.8 or later on ASUS IPIBL-LB? I have an HP Pavilion A6400f kitted out as follows: Intel Core 2 Pentium E2200 ASUS IPIBL-LB mobo 8GB DDR2 RAM 500GM HDD EVGA nVidia 8400 video card Realtek 8111C Integrated 10-Base-T About This Mac = Mac Pro 3.1 I was able to get Snow Leopard 10.6.7 installed but when I try to upgrade to 10.6.8 the unit freezes at the Apple logo. Any attempts to go beyond 10.6.7 won't work as they all say 10.6.8 is needed. Apple forums say I can go to Mavericks or even Yosemite. Is it possible to install one of these to the unit directly without going thru all the upgrades? That is, can I wipe the HDD and install10.9.1 or 10.10.1 direct from an ISO? One reason I'd like to move on is the unit will not boot directly from the HDD with using a bootloader (in my case iBoot). Also, I found out out Snow Leopard suffers from a boot0 error that later versions address. The BIOS will not allow USB booting but I can from iBoot (I think).
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