Snow Leopard ( Successful )

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Snow Leopard More Detail Guide( Successful )

Postby Neosan » Sun Nov 29, 2009 06:53

Sorry for the rough guide previously.

I'll try to give a more detail guide on how to install Snow Leopard on Vaio UX.

To install Snow Leopard what you need is

1st An Original Snow Leopard Disc
2nd A PC preloaded with MacOSX Leopard (10.5.0 onwards )
3rd Lenovo S10 Enabler ( link will be provided )
4th An 8gb thumbdrive or an external hdd formated into Journal HFS ( Mine i was using an external hdd to install )
5th An external monitor, usb mouse and usb keyboard ( just in case )
6th And of course a Vaio UX and your docking station

This install guide is to install Snow Leopard from an external HDD or thumb drive and dual boot with windows 7.
In this guide I was using MBR ( Haven’t tried GUID though )


Step 1

Download the S10 Snow Leopard Enabler 1.1.11 into your macosx desktop.
http://s10lenovo.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3280


Step 2

Plug in your thumb drive or your external HDD into your OSX Desktop.
Go to Disk Utility which is under Applications/Utilities or you can use spotlight to search
To format you’re thumb drive or external HDD select the Whole Disk of your thumb drive or your external HDD ( not the sub disk ) and you will see a “PARTITION” option and select it.
Name the Disk you want, in my case I’ve named it under “Snowie”
Under “Volume Scheme” select “1 partitions” and format it under Mac OS Extended ( Journaled )
Once done you are ready to load your Snow Leopard Disc.


Step3

Load your Original Snow Leopard Disk into your DVD Drive.
At Disk Utility again select “Restore” and drag your Mac OSX Install DVD.dmg to “Source”, please do not drag the whole DVD-ROM
And drag your pre-formatted thumb drive or external HDD “Snowie” to “Destination”.
Uncheck “Erase Destination” and proceed to click “Restore”.
This will take around 20 minute so go grab a cup of coffee while waiting.


Step 4

Once done you will see your OSX Snow Leopard Installation thumb drive or your external HDD on your desktop.
Install the lenovoS10 Snow Leopard Enabler onto your OSX Snow Leopard Installation thumb drive or your external HDD
Let’s now proceed to install Snow Leopard onto your Vaio UX.
Switch on your Vaio UX and boot in to your bios setup by pressing “FN+2”
Go to “Advanced” select “YES” in LCD Screen Expansion and select “Enabled” in External Drive Boot.
Go to “Boot” and make sure your USB Flash or USB Hard Disk Drive is on top of your Internal Hard Disk Drive .
Plug in your thumb drive or your external hard disk into your Vaio UX.

Go to “Exit” select “Save Changes” and “Exit Setup” and reboot


Step 5

Booting into Snow Leopard setup with your prepared thumb drive or external hard drive it took me less than 2 minutes.
If you want a more comfortable setup plug in a usb mouse as the thumb stick is quite sensitive to click/drag.
Inside the setup proceed to “Tools” and select “Disk Utility” to format your Vaio UX HDD.
As mine previous was Mac OS Leopard I’d erase my partition, if yours is an empty Hard Disk you can select the Hard Disk of your Vaio UX and partition it to your liking for other installations ie Windows 7.(I’ve only used MBR under “Partition” “Options” for me to dual boot into windows 7.)
Now proceed to setup Snow Leopard on your Vaio UX, under “Customize” please do not un-tick the “Enabler”.
Under “Enabler” you can un-tick these
AtomKernelPatch
EricsonF3507G
Setup will take around 45minutes so grab another coffee again.
After finish installing restart your Vaio UX and take out your thumb drive or external HDD.


Step 6

Booting into Snow Leopard you won’t receive the “Welcome” screen as your GMA950 is running at generic kext but you’ll still get your native resolution 1024x600.
At “Setup Assistant” Snow Leopard tries to configure your UX Keyboard.
For the left “Shift Key” is “Z key” and for the right “Shift Key” is “? Key”
I haven’t tried all the keys but I guess it working fine.


Step 7

Now we have Snow Leopard working so what needs to be fixed.
If you have changed your wifi card which it worked in previous Leopard installations.
You can proceed to update your Snow Leopard to 10.6.2 as normal ( please do not select macbookair firmware update )

If your wifi is not supported then I’ll guess we have to wait for a fix on the Ethernet.
I’ve tried the hack from one of Sev7en guide about changing the device ID in
/System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Plugins/AppleYukon2.kext
Guide on changing the device ID is a below.


Step 8

After installing the update to 10.6.2 there’s a couple of things need to be fixed.

1st Thumbstick driver to prevent the click/drag situation

Get this from : http://www.micropctalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3152
Unzip put it at your desktop , rename your ApplePS2Controller.kext to _ApplePS2Controller.kext
Now open /System/Library/Extensions/
Look for _ApplePS2Controller.kext and back it up just in case.
Drag the _ApplePS2Controller.kext and drag it into /System/Library/Extensions/
Open “Terminal” from Application/Utilities and type

“sudo –s” without the quotes and enter your password

“sudo chown –R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/_ApplePS2Controller.kext” without the quotes
“sudo chmod –R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/_ApplePS2Controller.kext” without the quotes

To clear your kextcache type
“kextcache -v 1 -t -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions/” without the quotes

Clearing your kextcache will take a while in the terminal , once it’s done you will see the “bash-3.2”
Open Disk Utility and repair disk permission before you reboot



2nd AppleIntelIntegratedFrameBuffer.kext 1.4.18 for GMA950 QE and CI

Get this from: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=199572&mode=linear
Unzip put it at your desktop and no need to rename
Now open /System/Library/Extensions/
Look for _ae27GMA950.kext,ae27AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext and _ae27Natit.kext back it up just in case.
And delete these 3 kext from /System/Library/Extensions cause we don’t need it
Drag the AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext and drag it into /System/Library/Extensions/ and replace the existing stock kext.
Open “Terminal” from Application/Utilities and type

“sudo –s” without the quotes and enter your password

“sudo chown –R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegratedFrameBuffer.kext” without the quotes
“sudo chmod –R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/ AppleIntelIntegratedFrameBuffer.kext” without the quotes

To clear your kextcache type
“kextcache -v 1 -t -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions/” without the quotes

Clearing your kextcache will take a while in the terminal , once it’s done you will see the “bash-3.2”
Open Disk Utility and repair disk permission before you reboot.
Once reboot press F8 and press the “down arrow key” you will see “Boot Verbose” and enter
Now we’ll be booting under Verbose mode, I’ve tried booting without –V and it doesn’t load the desktop.
Maybe someone can verify this or maybe some of the other kext are conflicting.


3rd VoodooHDA if your sound volume is too soft, if your sound is ok no need to download.

Get this from: http://forum.voodooprojects.org/index.php?topic=139.0
Unzip put it at your desktop , rename your VoodooHDA.kext to _VoodooHDA.kext
Now open /System/Library/Extensions/
Look for _VoodooHDA.kext and back it up just in case.
Drag the _VoodooHDA.kext and drag it into /System/Library/Extensions/
Open “Terminal” from Application/Utilities and type

“sudo –s” without the quotes and enter your password

“sudo chown –R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/_VoodooHDA.kext” without the quotes
“sudo chmod –R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/_VoodooHDA.kext” without the quotes

To clear your kextcache type
“kextcache -v 1 -t -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions/” without the quotes

Clearing your kextcache will take a while in the terminal , once it’s done you will see the “bash-3.2”
Open Disk Utility and repair disk permission before you reboot
After reboot install the voodoo prefpane


4th DSDT Patch GUI this is to prevent from your Vaio UX Bios being reset evertime you boot

Get this from: http://www.kexts.com/view/131-dsdt_patch_gui.html
Download and start the patcher
- Select: Darwin/Mac OS X
- Check Apply DSDT Patch to:
(and select your OS X drive)
- Press Run DSDT Patch

After patching you will see your dsdt.aml at your root drive, drag this file and replace it in your /Extra


5th Ethernet fix

Based on Se7en guide it works on Snow Leopard also except you need to change your device id under
/System/Library/Extension/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleYukon2.kext/Contents/Info.plist
You can get the guide from here : http://www.micropctalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2140&page=2


6th CF Card Reader Support ( If your Vaio have a CF card reader )

Get this from: http://www.mediafire.com/chunnan
SELECT FROM 10.5.6 ONLY ON THE WEBSITE
Unzip put it at your desktop
Now open /System/Library/Extensions/
Drag the IOPCMCIAFamily.kext and drag it into /System/Library/Extensions/
Open “Terminal” from Application/Utilities and type

“sudo –s” without the quotes and enter your password

“sudo chown –R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOPCMCIAFamily.kext” without the quotes
“sudo chmod –R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/IOPCMCIA.kext” without the quotes

To clear your kextcache type
“kextcache -v 1 -t -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext /System/Library/Extensions/” without the quotes

Clearing your kextcache will take a while in the terminal , once it’s done you will see the “bash-3.2”
Open Disk Utility and repair disk permission before you reboot




So what is not working for the Vaio UX?
Zoom buttons is not working
Shortcut keys is not working
Fingerprint reader is not working
Webcam is not working
Intel Wireless is not working
Memory Stick Reader ( Hopefully this can be fix )
Camera Capture Button is not working
Brightness is not working

Well I hope this guide helps to the VAIO UX users.

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Postby Benz145 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 15:40

Thanks for providing this info.

Anyone else giving this a try? Think we can get some more stuff supported? If someone else goes through this process, maybe they can make a somewhat clearer guide to be stickied?
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Postby Neosan » Sun Nov 29, 2009 16:24

I'll try give a more detail guide.

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Postby Salopard » Mon Nov 30, 2009 14:18

@Neosan

I tried you method, it installs fine. Lots of things do not work yet, but the basic install is just fine.

Regarding Step 5. I used a GUID partition because I do not dual boot.

Thanks for the guide! :)

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Postby Neosan » Tue Dec 01, 2009 06:41

Glad it worked for you @Salopard

As i do know alot of things doesn't work ie

wifi module ( but it's replaceble with other wifi's )

touchscreen gunze support ( calibration still's a bit out of range )

shortcuts keys and webcam ( still can live without it )

screen brightness, rotation and color depth ( not working )

thumb scanner ( still can live without it )

sleep ( not one vaio is able to work with sleep )

memory stick reader ( hope there's a driver in the future )

Well i hope there will be more feedback about the installation process and i apologize about the installation guide which i wrote as i'm not good at explaining and i'm also not that very good in English.

Cheers.

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Postby Salopard » Tue Dec 01, 2009 08:13

your instructions are perfectly clear.

I also replaced the wifi, so it is all fine. touchscreen (calibration it is) would be nice, but all in all it is already usable as a little machine.
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Postby Salopard » Tue Dec 01, 2009 09:36

The touchscreen calibration works as
posted earlier here :

The gunze NEW driver works in demo mode (100 clicks), after that a new calibration is needed.

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Postby Neosan » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:25

Thank you @Salopard for the link for Gunze Driver.

Actually i have a script which reset the 100 clicks ( But i dunno if it's legal to post it up here or not )

Post 1 has been updated with ethernet fix and cd card reader fix.

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Postby darkerx » Tue Dec 01, 2009 20:19

Illegal?... not more than having OSX on non Apple hardware... especially if it is a script and not a modification of the driver itself (no cpyright broken).
UX490: 'Anh's Design'=U7700/ 128gbssd/ quad-boot(MacosX/W7/Vista/XP)/ cellphone-voice /7.2mbps modem
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Postby Neosan » Wed Dec 02, 2009 04:19

Well you can try this using applescript but I've only tested only on Leopard.

Thanks to @unlistedJ from the Insanelymac forum, he's the one who sent me the trick to reset the 100 clicks.

CODE
do shell script "sudo killall -9 tbupddwu" password "YOUR PASSWORD" with administrator privileges


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