Thursday, August 27, 2009

How to Install Snow Leopard on a Hackintosh

Snow Leopard 10.6Snow Leopard is released and all the Hackintosheers are waiting eagerly to run the latest version of Mac OS X 10.6 on their PC a.k.a Hack Pro. This guide is for those who already have a running OSX86. This guide is possible due to following persons in no order SaCleoCheater (For his thread on InfiniteMac), PCWiZ & Hara Taiki (For Awesome Tools), OSX86 Island (For breaking the first install build 10A261), Netkas (No need to Introduction), Chameleon Team (For a great Boot-Loader), TeknoJunkies (For such a great guide) and all the OSX86 community without whom it’s not possible.
In the following tutorial we used  Snow Leopard build 10A432 GM release (now confirmed that retail disc is build 10A432). Snow Leopard needs a Leopard Install so we need to two hard disk one with Leopard already installed and second hard disk for Snow Leopard. Also you need to download some files needed during the installation so download the files given below. We’ll update these files regularly when the new updates will available.

Phase One

Step One). Connect both of your Hard Disk one is blank and one is pre loaded with Leopard (10.5.X) already. Boot in to Leopard and launch Disk Utility to partition your second hard-disk with GUID partition scheme. Name the partition what ever you want in this tutorial we assumed Snow.
1 GUID Partition
Step Two). Mount the Snow Leopard DMG File, an installer window will appear here click on the free space anywhere in windows then press CMD + Shift + G . A little window will appear in the top of existing window in this little window type “Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages/” without quotes as given in image below and press Go.
3 LocateStep Three). In the next window find the OSInstall.mpkg and double click this package file to start your Snow leopard Installation.
Note : Default OSInstall.mpkg works for GUID partitioned drive only, if you need to install on MBR then google for Modified OSInstall.mpkg for MBR, download modified one and replace with default one.
4 Select OSI mpkg Step Four). Follow the On Screen instruction and in Destination Select Choose the Snow Partition which you created on a separate blank hard disk.
5 Installtion ScreenSelect the Partition to Install Step Five). In customization remove the unnecessary languages and Printers. Sit back and have a cup of coffee installation will take 15-25 minutes depending on your hardware. Once Installation finishes don’t reboot and follow the instruction care fully in phase 2.

Phase Two

In the second phase we’ll install Bootloader, some must required Kexts, System Files and Patching the DSDT.
Step One). Open the Chameleon Bootloader Zip you downloaded earlier and install the Chameleon-2-1.0-r431.pkg  and then install the Chameleon v2 Snow Leopard Support.pkg (If Snow Support Package Shows an Error Then Follow Step Two) . Make sure to install the both Chameleon packages to Snow Drive (Where you Installed the Snow Leopard). You can change the install location at the third option while Installation in both packages.
( If Chameleon 2.0 + EFI 10 gives you Kernel Panics then reinstall and try Chameleon 1.0 + EFI 10)
Chameleon Destination SelectStep Two). If you are using PCEFI bootloader on your existing system then Chameleon v2 Snow Leopard Support.pkg will not work for you. In that case you have two options either install the Chameleon-2-1.0-r431.pkg over your current 10.5.X Installation then reboot and do the process again (from Phase One). Or launch the “ShowAllFiles” (included in Tools) and click Show. Then Navigate to the root of your “Snow” Drive and delete the “boot” file you see. and replace it with the boot file included System Downloads (you downloaded earlier). After replacing the boot file again launch the “ShowAllFiles” and click Hide.
Show All Files
Step Three). Now patch your DSDT, launch the DSDT Patcher (Included in Tools) and select Darwin/Mac OS X in Operating System, Select DSDT Patch in options and before hitting the Run DSDT Patcher button make sure to change the destination as Snow Drive (Where you Installed the Snow Leopard).
DSDT PatcherStep Four).  Now put all the “kext file” you downloaded earlier and you can also add yours if you needed into  /Snow/Extra/Extensions, and copy the Extensions folder in Extra to the desktop, and drag it over “Kext Utility” which you downloaded. Kext utility will repair your permission and generate a new Extension.mkext. Move that Extensions folder and the extension.mkext back to /Snow/Extra Picture 1
Step Five). Now launch EFiStudio and look for your Video Card through the drop down menu. Click add device and you will see some alphanumeric numbers, copy these numbers. Add the following code to your  in /Snow/Extra.

Save and Exit…
Step Six). Final Step put the SMBios.plist into /Snow/Extra. Now reboot and enjoy the Snow Leopard…

Disclaimer : All the credits for this article go to iHackintosh. All the instruction and Files are correct in my information. Use this guide on your own risk, we are not responsible for any kind of damage (If Any). Use this guide for experimental purposes only if you likes the Mac then buy a new one

Friday, August 21, 2009

Singapore ranked second most expensive city in Asia, after Tokyo

SINGAPORE : Singapore has been ranked the second most expensive city in Asia, after Tokyo, with Hong Kong taking the third position.

In UBS' Prices and Earnings 2009 study released on Thursday, Singapore is ranked 24th globally, in a comparison of living costs in 73 cities around the world. The study was based on data collected between March and April this year.

It found Oslo, Zurich, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and New York to be the world's priciest cities based on a standardised basket of 122 goods and services. Mumbai, Delhi, Manila and Kuala Lumpur are cities with the lowest price levels.

The study said: "Asia is home to some of the world's priciest cities and nowhere is the spread between most expensive and cheapest more pronounced."

Employees in Copenhagen, Zurich, Geneva and New York have the highest gross wages, but Zurich and Geneva top the rankings in the international comparison of net wages.

In Asia, employees in Tokyo earn the highest wages, and are ranked 18th globally. Their salaries are about two times higher than those in Singapore, which came in at 40th globally. Manila, Jakarta and Mumbai are at the bottom of the table.

As for working hours, people work the longest hours in Asia and the Middle East, and the shortest in France. People work an average of 1,902 hours a year in the surveyed cities, but those in Asian and Middle Eastern cities work an average of 2,119 and 2,063 hours a year respectively.

Overall, Cairo employees work the longest hours, averaging 2,373 hours a year, followed by Seoul with 2,312 hours. In comparison, people in Lyon and Paris spend the least amount of time at work - putting in about 1,582 and 1,594 hours a year respectively.

- CNA/al

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shop gives away freebies

MORE than 300 people queued up for free samples at Singapore's first sampling concept store.
Called Fr3B, the shop which is located at Stanford House gives away a range of sample items, from beauty products to health tonics and potato chips.
The catch? You have to be a member of the store.
So far 30,000 people have signed up for the on-line membership.
Registration can be done on-line or at Stanford House, where the store is located.
Founders of the shop Elfaine Tan and Kingsley Peh expect to reap profits within a year.
How does a firm do that without even selling one item?

Monday, August 3, 2009

OUT NOW! Space Oddity 40th Anniversary EP

'Space Oddity' 40th Anniversary EP with the unique opportunity for fans to remix their own version!

40 years ago to the day that Neil Armstrong stepped on to the moon, EMI have created a unique opportunity for David Bowie fans: the chance to download and mix the original multi-tracks of ‘Space Oddity,’ which also celebrates its 40th anniversary this year!

The ‘Space Oddity’ EP consists of four tracks. When the EP is purchased the original eight stems/multi-tracks are also received for free, enabling fans to remix the song through their own software or through iKlax software.

About 'Space Oddity':
Originally released on 11th July 1969 to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landings, ‘Space Oddity’ was a cultural landmark for David Bowie as an artist – it was featured by the BBC in its television coverage of the lunar landing, and the song later won an Ivor Novello award. The song’s mysterious character, Major Tom, has become a recurrent theme throughout Bowie’s work and career, being revisited in the song ‘Ashes To Ashes’.

For all the information on the Space Oddity EP and application visit here:

Paolo's 'Coming Up Easy' - the Making Of

Right now on you can watch the exclusive 'Coming Up Easy' Making Of video:

Follow Paolo and the white rabbit behind-the-scenes as they wander the streets and bars together, searching for the meaning of life.

The full music video for Paolo's next single is currently only available on ( ) , but both the regular version and the Making Of will be available webwide from Thursday, so get ready to embed, repost and generally spread the word!

Silversun pickups will join Placebo

sspu will join placebo for the following tour dates:

dec 3 ahoy/rotterdam, holland
dec 4 lanxess arena/cologne, germany
dec 6 sportpalais/antwerp, belgium
dec 8 lg arena/birmingham, uk
dec 9 o2 arena/london, uk
dec 11 bridlington spa/bridlington, uk
dec 12 central/manchester, uk
dec 14 secc hall 3/glasgow, uk
dec 15 olympia/dublin, ireland
dec 16 olympia/dublin, ireland

on sale now!

Moby / Wait for me

Moby "Wait For Me" free track download today - click play, then the download arrow on the right: