How to update to 10.5.2./10.5.3

UPDATE: doesn;’t work with software update, need to have dmg/pkg.

Open Terminal/Finder/etc, go to System/Library/Extensions. start installing update.

Monitor System/Library/Extensions folder, once AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.kext appears there – remove it immideatly.

u can use this little script for it, run as root, before starting upgrade

while sleep 1 ; do rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext ; done

once update finished, press ctrl-c in terminal window, to stop script, don’t press restart !

after it, open this file in textedit – /System/InstallAtStartup/scripts/1

find there string /System/Library/Extensions/Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext

and replace with this string /System/Library/Extensions/dsmos.kext or r3d3 if u use r3d3.

then save it.

now u can recover ur applesmbios/applehda/etc (didn;’t u forget to make backups b4 running update ?)

and finaly press restart.

on first start it will do smth, without booting to gui, then it will reboot, it can take about 3-4 mins, then it shuld boot normaly, if u didn;t  forget smth.

of course it’s all for intel core 2 based cpus and intel mobos. and pc_efi.

other users can use 10.5.1 kernel/system.kext with 10.5.2 system (like amd users or pentium-d)


  1. The Baron
    February 11th, 2008 | 10:43 pm

    Cheers for this Netkas, you’re a life saver!

  2. Shah
    February 11th, 2008 | 11:03 pm

    Which kexts backup should I take?
    All of them?

  3. r4d
    February 11th, 2008 | 11:04 pm

    Can anyone confirm that this works? Anyone with Kaly/Vanilla/GUID?

  4. qwerty
    February 11th, 2008 | 11:06 pm

    Terminal still needed “EFI”.. great..

  5. Pete
    February 12th, 2008 | 12:11 am

    Works fine for me! Top work. :)

  6. February 12th, 2008 | 1:57 am

    Thanks Netkas, as always you rock!

    However, its sad that you have to do all of this.

    But, beggars can’t be choosers! 😀

    Thanks for the good work

  7. Phillis Diller
    February 12th, 2008 | 5:25 am

    You mentioned that a certain Radeon 38xx package would not be necessary in 10.5.2. Do we need to remove this package when we update? How will this update affect the performance of these graphics cards in general?

    Thanks for all you hard work! Very much appreciated!

  8. john
    February 12th, 2008 | 6:46 am

    how about for sse2 kernal without efi, would I follow the same steps?

  9. xevulon
    February 12th, 2008 | 9:44 am

    great work. thanks a lot

  10. flere
    February 12th, 2008 | 11:19 am

    Will it be possible later to update (at least minor updates) normally? I mean, 10.5.0 -> 10.5.1 was quite easy, I just hit update and rebooted (intel c2d & efi)… shame that this one doesn’t work out of the box…

  11. habib
    February 12th, 2008 | 11:47 am

    Phillis Diller:
    this update doesn’t contain any graphics kext, there is the separate graphics update.

  12. February 12th, 2008 | 11:53 am

    Thanks netkas!
    All work fine!

  13. f41qu3
    February 12th, 2008 | 12:23 pm

    nice work netkas!

    and about idea for toh 1052? :p


  14. Drefsab
    February 12th, 2008 | 12:28 pm

    Im about to try this but im unclear on what you mean by “recover ur applesmbios/applehda/etc” I have my extensions folder backed up in in there theres applesmbios.ktext etc.. im guessing I need to copy the applesmbios.ktext back when im done?

  15. cedeel
    February 12th, 2008 | 12:47 pm

    Might be useful to add a “sudo” before that script.

    It gave me a kernel panic without, which was not too hard to fix.

  16. noelonline
    February 12th, 2008 | 1:06 pm

    hi… thanks netkas !

    All work fine except hw acceleration with my x1950pro (0x7280) and bronya’s driver

    I try to reinstall driver again but no result…

  17. danalog
    February 12th, 2008 | 1:40 pm

    Worked for me. Thanks!

    Btw: I now have a 4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, says “About This Mac ” :)

  18. frantisheq
    February 12th, 2008 | 2:15 pm

    working great on Dell XPS410. i rebooted before reinstalling patched kexts and everything except sound just worked. thx netkas

  19. Eidola
    February 12th, 2008 | 2:38 pm

    Thank you for the howto Netkas, my ToH RC2 system is now on 10.5.2

    I do have one issue, unfortunately… when booting the system takes two minutes to write the /var/run/mach.sym file.

    While it is doing this the monitor has no sync, the delay happens after the verbose/spash screen and before the initial blue loading screen appears.

    I was wondering if you may have seen something like this issue before?

    I replaced my AppleAPCIPlatform.kext, IOATAFamily.kext and AppleSMBIOS.kext from my working 10.5.1 system.

    Everything seems to work fine, other then the added 2+ mins to the boot cycle.

    Thanks for all your hard work, it is appreciated! :)

  20. Danricci
    February 12th, 2008 | 4:27 pm

    what meam “on first start it will do smth”?…. i dont know SMTH.

  21. Tek_No
    February 12th, 2008 | 4:51 pm

    Same over here: working great including the Graphics Update.

    As usual: great tutorial :)

    Thx Netkas!

    For laptop users: do NOT forget to replace AppleACPIPlatform.kext after the upgrade as without doing so you will end up without build-in keyboard and touchpad/trackpointer. No really handy to boot in -S mode to check or do some things after the installation (I had to hook up an external USB keyboard to restore the ACPI kext)

    Take care,

  22. Tim
    February 12th, 2008 | 5:22 pm

    A warning to those with a Radeon HD2600 Pro (this may apply to other ATI cards, too, but I’m not sure): I would advise you not to apply the Leopard Graphics Update until it has been confirmed that your card can be made to work with the updated drivers.

    My Radeon HD2600 Pro was working fine (dual DVI, QE, with Triakis) until I applied the graphics update. The framebuffer continued to work okay, but I cannot get QE to work properly after modifying the new ATIRadeonX2000.kext to work with my card (IOPCIMatch string). I get white menus, etc. I noticed there is a patched ATIRadeonX2000GLDriver.bundle on IRC, but using that caused the dock and certain icons to appear transparent and “ghost-like”; I still get some white menus, and occasionally a (Vanilla) kernel panic.

    I saw Netkas’s post about Radeon HD2600 working with Lamna, but I wasn’t able to get my Natit working with it (blue screen and freeze at boot). For now I’ll just run without QE until someone figures out how to make the HD2600 work with the Leopard Graphics Update.

  23. Kampfgnom
    February 12th, 2008 | 5:35 pm

    I accidentally ran the Software-Update-Updater… Kernel and Extensions are backed-up. I didnt reboot till now (I hate rebooting).
    Is there a way of recovering from not deleting the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext? Is it safe to remove it after the Software-Update or can I just install the Combo-Update and follow your steps to recover from not following instructions?

    I hope I didnt fuck up my system :(

  24. Common Sense
    February 12th, 2008 | 5:54 pm

    You also have to replace AppleACPIPlatform.kext after the upgrade if you have PS2 devices.

  25. danricci
    February 12th, 2008 | 7:31 pm

    anyone knows what is SMTH?

  26. bofors
    February 12th, 2008 | 9:00 pm

    Thank you, Netkas.

    These instructions work on iATKOS/EFI, I only replaced AppleSMBIOS.kext and the custom AppleHDA.kext for my board.

    I had to activate root to run the script, sudo would not work.


  27. aculas
    February 12th, 2008 | 9:39 pm

    Yet another successful update! Thanks for the great tutorial. Everything works OTB right after the update! Danalog, try to restore your AppleSMBIOS.kext with the one provided in the EFI patch, it should fix the 4GHz problem with your About this mac.
    Noelonline, I have the same card as yours(same device id, same model), and it’s working without problem QE/CI/ fully hardware accelerated, try using the Dmitrik Installer for 10.5.1, it should solve your graphics card issues.

    Once again thank you Netkas for guiding us!

  28. cyberdog
    February 12th, 2008 | 10:24 pm

    All works fine !
    Last 10.5.2 + LeopardGraphicsUpdates+AssistantiLife8.2

    Gigabyte 945GCMX-S2 + Celeron 420 1.6@2.0Ghz + 7300GT

  29. jd
    February 13th, 2008 | 2:21 am

    kalyway released a 10.5.2 updater, makes it simple :)

    anyone know what the graphics update does? I’m concerned ill kill my functioning rx2600xt by installing it.. anyone know if its a safe move? I see the person above has it, but with a 7300gt i cant imagine why it wouldnt work ~_-

  30. test-y
    February 13th, 2008 | 5:04 am

    Was able to use script/instructions above to install 10.5.2 Apple Combo Update into both a Kalyway 10.5.1 install and an iAtkos V.1.0i install. However, replacing the 10.5.2 AppleACPIPlatform.kext in the iAtkos install with the original one caused a KP, but making the same switch in the Kalyway install worked fine. Tried using the Kalyway 10.5.1 AppleACPIPlatform.kext in the iAtkos install, but no dice. Not sure why… I use PS/2 keyboards and mice, hence the need to replace the ACPI kext with the earlier version. USB mouse and KB, no problem, of course, for they work fine with the new 10.5.2 install. Using a 975XBX(BadAxe)mobo + Q6600. XBench scores seem to be a little better with 10.5.2…

  31. CK Lee
    February 13th, 2008 | 9:58 am

    After installation of graphics update, QE/CI was disabled for my 2600Pro. Before that, the previous drivers still works in 10.5.2.

  32. rjw
    February 13th, 2008 | 1:06 pm

    I had a spare disk with a vanilla Install and the kexts from pc_efi which I updated to 10.5.2 with the combo update run from my main Leopard partition.
    I intentionally avoided to add any non-vanilla .kext which I could avoid (added ICH9R and Jmicron363 drivers)

    After removing AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext, reboot and it happily boots.

    Before playing with EFI strings, I decided to install Graphics Update to see what standard drivers bring to my ATI HD3850, and upon reboot I see a very garbled screen.
    This means to me that some driver identified the card and failed to set it up correctly.

    My card is a HD3850 256M from Sapphire, which works if no drivers are present, and works with white menus if the Triakis package from irc is installed.

    What is the best route from here?
    Trying to prepare an EFI string or move to triakis?

  33. Anfänger
    February 13th, 2008 | 1:12 pm

    Everytime if system starts or reboot i have to wait 2-3 minutes for gui.
    if i mv NVinject to trash and boot without it gui starts immediately but no CI/QE.
    Same with Natit and Titan. It sucks to wait 2-3min for blackscreen.

  34. February 13th, 2008 | 1:56 pm

    I get kernel panil before install and after install. i’m using kalyway 10.5.1. can i fix my leo again?? or must do fresh install again. please replay my answer. or email me please at jenderalmabuk at

  35. jas
    February 13th, 2008 | 2:55 pm

    smth = something

    I thought I’d mention this for all the people asking.

  36. boris badenov
    February 13th, 2008 | 3:28 pm

    Excellent work netkas. I followed your instructions to the letter and my 10.5.2 update worked perfectly on my core 2 duo rig with pc-efi. The only kext I replaced was smbios.

    I had no problems with the iLife update. The only snag I had was with the graphics update. I hav e the ati x1600 pci-e card (71c2) and the update just meant I had to go back and edit my ati kext files and reinstall my device id’s. But now, my rig is sweet.

    Thanks for all your work.

  37. February 13th, 2008 | 3:30 pm

    […] zu Leopard-Installationen auf Standard-PCs ist. Der russische Hacker Netkas hat hierzu ein kleines Script ver

  38. Nem0
    February 13th, 2008 | 5:21 pm

    I’ve killed my 2600Pro too with Graphics patch ….

  39. heliox
    February 13th, 2008 | 10:34 pm

    Experiencing same problem here, I dunno why :(
    Anyone got a fix for these 2 mins delay during boot up?

  40. Foreigner
    February 14th, 2008 | 1:16 am

    To find out what SMTH stands for, use google.

  41. Josh
    February 14th, 2008 | 7:07 am

    Thanks Works Great

  42. February 14th, 2008 | 11:22 am

    precisei voltar os seguintes kexts do 10.5.1 pro meu teclado ps2 poder voltar a funcionar:
    i need to put back the following kexts from 10.5.1 to my ps2 keybord woks again:

    – AppleACPIPlatform.kext
    – ApplePS2Controller.kext
    – AppleSMBIOS.kext
    – IOPCIFamily.kext
    – dsmos.kext

    bom trabalho, netkas!
    good work, netkas!

  43. Flibblesan
    February 14th, 2008 | 4:25 pm

    What did Apple change in the update for 10.5.2 which causes it to not work with pc_efi? I’m confused why 10.5.1 installed like a real mac, but 10.5.2 takes me back to the old way of work-a-rounds…

  44. Steve
    February 14th, 2008 | 11:01 pm

    Excellent guide, worked perfectly! Thanks!!!

    To all you confused n00bs: IT DOES WORK WITH PC_EFI, so stop believing what you read on Slashdot! The reason for the little quirk on installing is that Apple changed their DRM to try and foul up the Hackintosh community again. It’s a simple workaround, stop complaining.

  45. alexson
    February 15th, 2008 | 4:42 am

    Did exactly as stated in the guide for upgrading but after the reboot I keep getting “still waiting for root device” one after another. HDD is on sata drive, worked with 10.5.1 iatkos installation. Any idea how to fix this?

  46. bret
    February 15th, 2008 | 8:37 am

    smth means something. As in, maybe you forgot something.

  47. February 15th, 2008 | 4:30 pm

    […] The first to release a solution to the 10.5.2 update is a guy that goes by the alias “Netkas” and others have basically expounded on and made his instructions a little bit easier to […]

  48. nekton
    February 16th, 2008 | 5:51 am

    Will Kaly release a full 10.5.2 DVD with hacked and vanilla, etc?

  49. February 16th, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    […] 10.5.2 has been released a little problem occurred. In short: don’t use auto update. Although Netkas released a tutorial which discribes a workaround I would encourage you to wait for a working solution. Chances are very […]

  50. February 17th, 2008 | 12:47 am

    Netkas, once again, you rock. The 10.5.2 update works great for me, including Leopard Graphics Update…

  51. sympatico
    February 17th, 2008 | 5:30 pm

    Help! First of all thanks for the instructions, i have followed your instructions verbatim but my system hangs at the boot screen. when i tried the -v option i get a message “still waiting for root device” any help would be greatly appreciated. My system is a single core intel mobo.

  52. Ricadado
    February 20th, 2008 | 3:31 am

    I need some major help with this “Using 10485 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers” I have this issue on my Acer M5630, a Q6600 machine. In the 10.5.1 installation, it won’t boot unless I use cpus=1 or disable APIC Mode in the BIOS, then it will boot, and I also needed to install SS2 to get around this “Using 10485…”. Now I installed 10.5.2, I can boot up without needing to disable APIC Mode or cpus=1, but I can’t get pass this “Using 10485…”. Believe me, I tried everything I can think of, I even recompiled my own AppleAPIC, IOAPIC and AppleSMBIOS kexts, (I inserted some IOLog comments hoping I will find out at which step things go wrong.) AppleAPIC was never loaded.It seems to me there is an issue with the I/O APIC and the local APIC not talking to each, or somehow the vector table is messed up. I have ran this machine on Ubuntu and Vista, Both run in 4 cores without any problem, so that rules out hardware problem.
    Can someone give me an idea on what to do?

  53. P2iM0
    February 25th, 2008 | 3:36 pm

    @Eidola & Heliox

    Also experiencing the same 2+ minute delay just before/during the blue screen at boot where I my monitor loses sync. I used the Kalyway 10.5.2 combo update and have the same issue.
    Is there a better place to discuss issues with things such as this? A thread on insanelymac?

    IBM T60p 8741-W9G
    FireGL v5250
    Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz 4MB Cache
    Kalyway 10.5.1 -> 10.5.2 (Kalyway’s 10.5.2 Combo Updater)

  54. Rashed
    March 1st, 2008 | 10:31 pm


    i am trying to update from fresh installed Kalyway 10.5.1

    while installing i followed all the steps accordingly but dint get /System/Library/Extensions/Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext line

    instead of /System/Library/Extensions/Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext i found this line

    kextload “/System/Library/Extensions/dsmos.kext”

    so i dint have anything to replace. and i rebooted.. and after that i got kernel panic. i re-installed 10.5.1 and tried again. same problem. what else i can do now?? regards

  55. March 3rd, 2008 | 11:42 pm

    […] to 10.5.2 (take Netkas recommendations into account!) and […]

  56. March 10th, 2008 | 11:03 am

    Mac OS X : How to Set the MAc Address During Startup

    Follow these steps to create a script that sets the MAC Address each time the computer restarts:

    1. Open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/).
    2. Type: cd /Library
    3. Press Return.
    4. Type: mkdir StartupItems
    5. Press Return. (If you encounter an error, continue to step 6.)
    6. Type: cd StartupItems
    7. Press Return.
    8. Type: mkdir MACADD
    9. Press Return.
    10. Type: cd MACADD
    11. Press Return.
    12. Type: pico MACADD
    13. Press Return.
    14. In the pico editor, paste in the following text.

    Begin copying below this line.


    . /etc/rc.common

    # Configure a network interface MAC Address setting
    # This script will set the MAC Address setting for the specified interface(s)
    # The name of the interface (ex. en0) must be edited to match the interface
    # to which the MACADD setting should be applied

    StartService ()
    ConsoleMessage “Configuring MACADD”

    ### uncomment lines and change the value following ‘MACADD’ as appropriate mac address

    if [ “${MACADD:=-NO-}” = “-YES-” ]; then

    # /sbin/ifconfig en0 lladdr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
    # /sbin/ifconfig en1 lladdr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx



    StopService ()
    return 0

    RestartService ()
    return 0

    RunService “$1″


    End copying above this line.

    15. Uncomment the /sbin/ifconfig line(s) to set the MACADD for a particular interface.

    Note: Removing the number sign (#) from the beginning of a line uncomments it. Typically, en0 is the interface name for the Built-in Ethernet port and en1 is interface name for the AirPort Card. This is not always the case, though. To confirm that a network port is associated with a particular interface name, open the Network Utility (/Applications/Utilities/), and click the Info tab.

    16. When you have finished customizing the file, save it (press Control-O), press Return, and exit pico (press Control-X).

    17. Type: chmod 755 MACADD

    18. Press Return.

    19. Type: pico StartupParameters.plist

    20. Press Return.

    21. In the pico editor paste in the following text.

    Begin copying below this line.


    Can set MACADD



    Network Configuration


    End copying above this line.

    22. When you have finished customizing the file, save it (Control-O), press Return, and exit pico (Control-X).
    23. Type: chmod 755 StartupParameters.plist
    24. Press Return.
    25. Type: sudo pico /etc/hostconfig
    26. When prompted, enter your password.
    27. Press Return.
    28. In the pico editor, add this line at the bottom:


    29. Save it (Control-O), press Return, and exit pico (Control-X).

    When you restart the computer, MACADD is set for the interface that you specified.


    1. The MACADD will be reset after changing a Location, waking the computer from sleep, or changing the state of the network interface. To use the script again without having to restart, enter the following command:

    sudo SystemStarter start MACADD

    2. If you experience any issues or wish to not set MACADD during startup, you can turn off the new script by changing the MACADD line in /etc/hostconfig to:


  57. Langdon Alger
    March 11th, 2008 | 7:32 am

    “Eeeeexcellent!” Third time’s the charm for me (iATKOS v1.0i -> 10.5.2) … I just had to test my luck with apple’s software update (I also like to put paperclips in outlets) and then I didn’t notice I wasn’t root so that screwed up the first attempt at Netkas’ instructions. I did some much needed research on what kexts to archive (the union of all the ones suggested in the comments) and voila! My CPU shows correctly (2GHz Core Duo) but interestingly enough, it’s still showing “iATKOS” and the Turk team’s logo.

    Many thanks Netkas!

    – LA

    Lenovo 3000 V100 laptop, 2GHz Intel Core Duo, 3GB RAM, Intel 945GM

  58. March 16th, 2008 | 1:01 pm

    […] to 10.5.2 is required. How to update to 10.5.2. Later on I might try this. This is another thread on x1650. […]

  59. mathieu
    March 16th, 2008 | 11:06 pm

    well when i make ctrl-c it doesnt close the window :s

  60. Hammad
    March 18th, 2008 | 9:06 am

    Well i gone through above but i did not understand how you know what files are to backed up well i tried to copy all the files listed above by different ppl and restore them all but still no use so i feel its better not to update till some detailed explanation comes out.

    I am totally new to it and may be after a while i would be able to get a benefit from the work.

    I tried twice but after the update it keeps getting restart at darwin boot loader.

    Installing MAC again

  61. March 23rd, 2008 | 7:38 pm

    trouble updating Toh RC2 10.5.0

    Downloaded MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.2.dmg

    sudo -s
    while sleep 1 ; do rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext ; done

    Ran update, evrything went fine until i managed to edit install script – there was no dsmos.kext in Extensions folder (neither r3d3.kext). Clicked reboot.

    And finally got reboot loop just after Darwins starts. F8 doesnt work.

  62. Salah
    April 18th, 2008 | 7:10 pm

    i just downloaded the file and when i went to remove the file
    a windows shown up “”you need you restart you computer …………………./) when i restart its came again

  63. May 8th, 2008 | 5:59 pm

    […] for this amazing release. A lot of credit for all this hardwork goes to them. And of course to Netkas for the development of PC-EFI. […]

  64. seye
    May 21st, 2008 | 11:32 pm

    Changing the AppleACPIPlatform.kext to the 10.5.1 caused a kernel panic on my system. I had to take the 10.5.2 kext and copy the ACPIPS2Nub.kext from a 10.5.1 kext in the PlugIns folder. Now PS/2 works with retail install.

  65. May 28th, 2008 | 7:15 pm

    […] jsut use this guide […]

  66. capeli
    May 29th, 2008 | 6:33 am

    after the update I lost my whitemenu fix for HD3850 and right now I can’t get it work again…

    Is there any additional info I’m missing?
    I tried to:
    – install Natit.kext
    – install white_menus_fix_HD3850_3870x2

    but I’m still getting the whit menus…

  67. sweec
    May 29th, 2008 | 4:48 pm

    strange thing happened here, I have no way to enter the InstallAtStartup folder. Even use sudo cd InstallAtStartup said my password is incorrect. Seems my password is disabled right after update.

  68. sweec
    May 29th, 2008 | 4:52 pm

    by the way, I’m using the server 10.5.3 update package.

  69. cyberdog
    May 29th, 2008 | 8:52 pm

    Good for me
    GA-945GCMx-S2 + E2180 @ 2.0Ghz
    One problem with 10.5.3 : he said Core2Duo @ 4 Ghz ????
    no replace extension
    no add something
    juste remove AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement.kext and change Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext.

  70. sweec
    May 31st, 2008 | 9:23 pm

    worked after reinstalled leopard. To avoid access to InstallStartup dening problem, have to enter root state before update and use vi to edit that file. Impossible to use textedit to open it.

  71. zemnik
    June 2nd, 2008 | 8:51 am

    anyone who have a problem with kernel panic – use kalyway 10.5.3 update.
    u can get this on thepiratebay)

  72. June 3rd, 2008 | 6:18 am

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  73. Leoopardoo
    June 3rd, 2008 | 5:42 pm

    cyberdog> same here, everything working like a charm except information in system profiler (Core2Duo @ 4 Ghz instead 2,4 Ghz). I will replace applesmbis.kext

  74. SkipG
    June 4th, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    After upgrading to 10.5.3, I am seeing a pile of _CFGetHostUUIDString errors in the console log (one for each window that opens). I have the “final” IONetworking solution patch installed, and it was working fine before the upgrade. Here’s an example:

    6/4/08 8:52:42 AM firefox-bin[174] _CFGetHostUUIDString: unable to determine UUID for host. Error: 35

    Is anyone else seeing this? I expect it might be related to some of the fixes Apple made to get Time Machine working over wireless.


  75. June 7th, 2008 | 5:09 am

    Hey netkas,
    followed your guide to the letter, but after clicking restart, my system starts to boot, and then never goes into the second restart you mentioned. I waited like 10 minutes, and as far as I could tell nothing was happening (but the load circle continued to spin). I got a small circle with a cross through it over the top of the apple symbol on the startup screen, could this be affecting things? I foolishly set quietboot yes on my boot.plist so I can’t enter single user mode, but I have an xp install with mac drive. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  76. June 7th, 2008 | 7:42 am

    Used windows partition to modify boot.plist settings. had to revert to 10.5.2 kexts for ahci support (because it was somehow missing from the combo updater?!?) However, I was getting strange permissions problems (admin password wasn’t accepted etc.) so I reran the updater. Now I’m experiencing general system instability (itunes randomly quits, system seems much slower, etc.) anyone know if this is common among 10.5.3 adopters or did the 2x installation of the update perhaps mess me up? The kexts I replaced where IOAHCIFamily, AppleAHCIPort, , itunesphone something or other eth, and IOSerialFamily. Does anyone know of a way to modify the actual 10.5.3 kexts for use with ICH9R chipset AHCI controllers?

  77. malcolm
    June 8th, 2008 | 4:07 pm

    Sorry Guy’s to bother U but this is seriously driving me nuts!

    After my initial clean install of Kalyway 10.5.1, I decided to try the “safe root” & upgrade to 10.5.2 first, before attempting 10.5.3.

    Despite FOUR attempts & FOUR complete rebuilds, i’m still getting the same result….

    At first , I log in as root & Everything looks OK, – I start the script; Then start the PKG file. When that runs sucessfully, I check if AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext has gone;

    If it has I stop the script, them mod the “1” file with the appropriate alteration, & finally I check to see if dsmos.kext alive & kicking in the appropriate place.

    For safety,I trash the “Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext”

    After all that checks out OK, finally I reboot & cross my fingers!

    The thing re-boots just fine – goes into the “Black screen” for a few secs, reboots again – them gets stuck at the Apple splash screen (the white one with the apple logo & the spikey thingy going round at the bottom!).

    There seems to be little or no disk activity at this point, but the spikey “system loading indicator” just keeps on spinning – indicating it’s not frozen.

    Please note, as this is a “clean” install no kexts are loaded for the GFX card (Sapphire HD 2600 pro 512K), sound or networking, before hand – i’d rather wait to see what the update fixes first before I start messing BOUT WITH kexts!

    Also I could only get Kalyway installed if i formated my HD to MBR.

    Before I tried updating I managed to get both QE & GL working fine but kept suffering “blackouts” when i opened various sub-menus.

    I was also getting KP’s every trime I shutdown – hence the update.

    My Hardware is as follows:

    Intel Core 2 duo Quad 6600 Proc
    2 Gig of Crucial DDR3 Ram
    Asus P5K3 Delux /Wifi Mobord
    Sappire ATI Radeon HD2600 Pro PCI-E 512K Gfx

    Any help would be VERY gratefuly recieved!

    Thx in advance


  78. Adrock
    June 13th, 2008 | 7:13 pm

    Skip -> same here

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  80. bob star
    October 27th, 2008 | 11:32 pm


    I wonder if you can help. I have followed the instructions, but when script/1 is open i am not able to find srting /System/Library/Extensions/Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext

    Am I doing something wrong. I have tried many times but with same result.

    I am on kalyway 10.5.2 and trying to update to 10.5.3 using combo.

    Any help will be appreciated.

  81. Trovao
    January 3rd, 2009 | 4:15 am

    anybody used to 10.5.6 ?

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    Thanks! Nice post.

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