Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MacOSX 10.6.4 running on AMD Phenom X2 555

Finally I managed to install 10.6.4 on my AMD Phenom X2 555 system with Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3.

The problem that I'm facing right now is to get my onboard AT HD4250 to work, at least to change resolution to 1920x1080. So far I found out that 4250 is NOT supported. Tried installing RadeonHD kext but somehow couldn't get it to work. Will continue to work on this later on.

USB 2.0 seems to work (haven't check whether it's 1.1 or 2.0 - later), USB 3.0 not tested (i don't have USB 3.0 device), Firewire not tested

Anyway, I'm using retail DVD 10.6.4, created USB install disk using nawcom method in Ubuntu, repartition my 2TB to make root disk < 1TB (I learned that OSX cannot boot if root disk is more than 1TB). Install Chameleon RC4 and legacy kernel 10.6.4.

Haven't test my onboard audio after install VoodooHDA kext but I got no sound via HDMI. Next is to fix my GFX, and then to get audio to work via HDMI (if possible, haven't research thoroughly yet)

Final step is to install XBMC and Jdownloader :) That is my sole purpose.

Complete hardware specs:
AMD Phenom X2 555 BE
Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 (onboard ATI HD4250, onboard ALC892 8-channel HD Audio, ..)
Seasonic 520W modular PSU (not related to OSX but what the heck :P )
Silverstone LC17B
750GB Samsung HDD (running Ubuntu 10.10)
2TB WD Green Ed. (running MacOSX 10.6.4 - not yet finished completely)
Connected to LG LCD LD420 via HDMI
Asus USB wireless 54g stick (can't remember the model and haven't configure/test in MacOSX as well)


Pablo Nuñez said...

Hi, can you finally get running your HD4250 with osx ?


kapla.hodot said...

Pablo: I just have to live with the fact that they dont have kext for HD4250. Only using GraphicsEnabler parameters in boot plist or something I can't remember. My PC is not here at the moment so I can't check

Pablo Nuñez said...

thanks anyway, i will buy a compatible card.