Updating to Snow Leopard 10.6.2

February 12th, 2010

Apple / Mac, Snow Leopard

Note: This update requires you to be running 10.6.1. If you aren’t already, you can download and install the 10.6.1 update from here. And don’t worry, just install and restart when prompted and you’ll be good to go.

Snow Leopard has been available to the public for almost 6 months now, has received 2 updates, and has been running nearly perfectly on the 1525 (and mostly every other hackintosh that could run Leopard). The newest update, 10.6.2, has been out since early November, but a lot of users have yet to make the upgrade. Unlike the Leopard distro days, users are running retail copies of Snow Leopard and thus the upgrade processor is much simpler. So call it old superstition, or sticking to what you know, but users have been hesitant about performing the update. Well that fear of upgrading bears no merit in this case as the 10.6.2 is one of the easiest updates we’ve seen. Instructions follow, and I think you’ll be shocked just how easy the update is.

1) Download the 10.6.2 Delta Update from Apple.com. It’s a fairly large download- 473MB- so grab a cup of coffee in the mean time.

2) Download the new SleepEnabler.kext and unzip it to your Desktop.

3) Install the update from step 1 but sit tight; you do not want to restart you computer yet. Once Installer tells you the update is finished and to restart, launch a new Finder window.

4) Copy the unzipped SleepEnabler.kext from your desktop to /Extra/Extensions/, overwriting the previous version of the kext.

5) Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions/ and remove IO80211Family.kext.

6) Note: This step is only for users with Celeron Processors. Run this package on your Snow Leopard partition to install a compatible kernel (thanks Joey).

7) Restart.

8) Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions/ and delete AppleHPET.kext. This will allow your USB to once again operate at 2.0 speeds.

9) Restart once more

That’s it! As long as you followed those few simple steps, you’ll be up and running 10.6.2 without a hitch. Plus your USB will be running at 2.0 speeds again!If you found this guide useful then feel free to make a donation by clicking the link at the end of the Author’s Mini-Biography or by clicking on some ads around the site. Any amount truly does help.

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151 Responses to “Updating to Snow Leopard 10.6.2”

  1. Jason

    before i go through with this i see when i click the 10.6.2 download link it says its not a combo, in the description it say 1) Download the 10.6.2 Combo Update from Apple.com. should i find a combo or just download from that link?

  2. Sangram

    I successfully installed MAC OS X 10.6 on Inspiron using following tutorial

    [link removed]

    am i able update to 10.6.2 using your method ? or their will be any complications?

  3. Locutus

    It’s fine Thomas–I was just hoping. As this celebrates the first week with my hackintosh, I’ve had fun pushing it to its limit. The reason I’d rather use your guide is, well, it’s much better written.

  4. Locutus

    Hi Thomas.
    After following this guide (http://macyourpc.com/2009/09/13/mac-os-x-10-6-snow-leopard-retail-install-boot-132-method/), I wanted to have 10.6.2. So I followed this guide, but I get a kernel panic upon boot. (There was no /Extra/Extensions folder for me.) Here is a picture:
    As you can see, I had the laptop on its side because it overheats.

    • Thomas

      Locutus- My guide and the guide at Mac Your PC are very different, and therefore my update guides should only be used in conjunction with my Snow Leopard installation guide. There are numerous comments at the guide you used that will tell you how to update to 10.6.2 and beyond. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful, but I can’t possibly diagnose an issue completely unrelated to my methods. I hope you can understand that.

  5. Juicyj11

    well the extra folder is there but the extensions folder wasnt there??

  6. Juicyj11

    ok thanks…..i had to make the folder cause it wasnt there…..

  7. Juicyj11

    This might sound like a noob question but where is /Extra/Extensions/ located at?, I cant find it.

  8. Lohen

    Guys y don’t u try Windows .. install MacDrive n change wat ever u 1 in Mac

  9. Joey

    I don’t want to be involved with this, sorry, need to fight your own battle.

  10. cedyc

    Thanks. My service tag is 8TZNP21 and looking at the drives on dell’s site it looks like it’s one of these

    Intel 82845G/Gl/GE/PE/GV for the controller


    Intel Grantsdale G Integrated Video
    Springdale G Integrated Video
    845 G/GL Intergrated Video

    I’m not at home so I don’t know for sure, but I’m assuming any of those should work

    • Thomas

      A quick search didn’t reveal anything, and there usually isn’t much support for integrated graphics in OS X. I would recommend that you pick up a discrete Graphics Card. Check insanelymac.com to verify it’s supported before you purchase or you’ll be stuck with more unsupported hardware.

  11. cedyc

    Anyway, after doing some more research I decided to take another crack at installing Mac OS on my Dell Optiplex. I used iAtkos v7 and it worked pretty good. So far everything works but the video drivers. I have an integrated video card, I get the good ole’ 256 colors so everything is grey and white. I’m going to get another video card for it this week and hopefully I should be fine. The network adapter and sound works. I can’t see enough to test anything else. I’ll give an update when I get a video card.

  12. MilkyTech

    @Cedyc – You are exactly right. demanding an immediate answer to a post is extreme. Anyone following along with the posts would see that I made a JOKE by posting the same post as Thomas. There was no need for him to get all bent out of shape over it and ban me from support.

    @Thomas – If you are going to moderate a blog/forum, you need to develop a thicker skin

  13. Joey

    Not trying to get in the crossfire here (:, but I agree with cedyc.

  14. cedyc

    Hey guys, I don’t think either one of you were trying to disrespect one another. We all have to remember here that we all have jobs and other things that we do. This is just a hobby for most of us and we should respect everyone’s time in answering posts. I know sometimes we get frustrated when we are in the middle of a problem and nobody is answering but we’re not getting paid for doing this so demanding a post be answered right away is pretty extreme in my opinion.

  15. MilkyTech

    dude, what is wrong with you? Not a single one of my comments were disrespectful in any way what-so-ever.
    I am curious to see if Cedyc or Joey think my comments were out-of-line or disrespectful in any way

    you guys want to chime in here?

  16. MilkyTech

    ok, whatever. Like I said, it was a JOKE…using your own comment. If you can’t laugh about it and move on, it makes you a hypocrite.
    You have still yet to acknowledge the fact that you were the impatient one with me when you wrote that very comment to me just a couple of days ago. I just put it right back at ya as a JOKE. my comments didn’t actually require a response. They were basically updates.
    Like my boy Rome says, “If you did it, then just Own it!”

    • Thomas

      And yet you continue to criticize? When I said that earlier, I was not impatient. I had posted several comment directly at you, and you had posted several comment back, yet you had not responded to anything I had said. I did not mean it in a rude way. I was actually curious as to whether or not you had seen my comments as you had not said anything about them. When you said it you were impatient as you had just triple posted, and then 4 hours after your last comment you ask me if I see your comments. Regardless, you can go elsewhere for assistance from now on. Keep up the disrespectful behavior and you will have all comment rights revoked.

  17. MilkyTech

    @Joey – Thanks for the tip, setting the timeout to 1 worked for me also…must be a Celeron thing :-)

    • Thomas

      MilkyTech- Your comments were never deleted; they were simply awaiting approval. You have every right to comment here, but I won’t be offering you any assistance as you want to be impatient when I am voluntary helping those who need assistance.

  18. MilkyTech

    so you can dish it out, but you can’t take it? look back a few posts and you will see that I copied and pasted your comment to me. It was supposed to be a joke. Don’t be so sensitive. When you posted that exact same comment to me, I simply apologized. I didn’t throw a tantrum and call for peoples heads.

    Anyway, I am going for 10.6.3 today with the new sleepenabler from Meklort’s Blog.
    get the sleepenabler here: http://www.meklort.com/?wpfb_dl=2
    supposedly, this sleepenabler will be good for all updates as you can specify the pmversion when booting or just disable the kext. read Meklorts Blog for more info on the new sleeepenabler.

  19. Joey

    @thomas Thanks, I’ll hold off. Let me know how testing goes.

  20. Joey

    @mikeytech I had the same issue. You can’t set your timeout to 0 (at least, it didn’t work for me). Set it to 1 or something short and see if that works.

  21. Joey

    10.6.3 showed up in my software update today, Just letting you know. How should I go about install? Make a guide soon (:

  22. MilkyTech

    Thomas- Please let me know if you are seeing my comments as you haven’t acknowledged anything I’ve said.

    • Thomas

      MilkyTech- Being a smart ass won’t get your questions answered any quicker. This is all voluntary; I am not required to help anyone. Just because you’ve been waiting four hours and your question hasn’t been answered doesn’t give you the right to be a complete jerk. Please go elsewhere for support now as you are no longer welcome here.

  23. MilkyTech

    Ignore that last comment, in-fact delete it if you wish. not sure what happened, but wireless is back now.

    Still can’t set default boot partition. Here is what my com.apple.boot.plist looks like:

    Graphics Mode
    Kernel Flags
    Default Partition

  24. MilkyTech

    reinstalled IO80211,kext and IONetworkingFamily.kext but still no wireless

  25. MilkyTech

    up and running 10.6.2 but no wireless now. I assume this is due to removing IO80211Family.kext??

  26. MilkyTech

    FINALLY UPDATED!! I guess it didn’t like the shortcuts I took. Not sure which shortcut was causing the problem though. Probably skipping the 10.6.1 update? definitely not going back to test it.

  27. MilkyTech

    ok, started from scratch, but tried to take shortcuts.
    installed sl via boot132 method. installed voodoo kexts but not sleepenabler or EHCIsleepenabler. reboot
    went directly to 10.6.2 from 10.6…before rebooting tried to install new sleepenabler kext via Kext Helper, but it wouldn’t let me drag n drop into kext helper, not sure why, so installed sleepenabler via Terminal, no problem there…removed both io80211family.kexts, installed legacy kernel, rebooted with -f -x…
    new kp this time due to IOATAFamily.kext. deleted that via terminal and now don’t get kp, but boot hangs at very end

  28. cedyc

    Exactly.. Keep up the good work man..

  29. MilkyTech

    it shouldn’t make a difference if I put the new sleepenabler kext in /volumes/macintosh\ hd/system/library/extensions
    rather than in /volumes/macintosh\ hd/extra/kextstore
    should it?

    • Thomas

      Yet another difference between my guide and Genaro’s. The kext should be placed in /Volumes/macintosh\ hd/Extra/Extensions. I don’t think that’s causing the issue, but it’s worth trying to move it there just to see if it helps.

  30. cedyc

    Thomas I tried ever which way to install Leopard and Snow on my Dell Optiplex and it would not work. I just put Fedora 12 on it and called it a day. At least I don’t have to worry about the kids getting any more viruses on it.

    • Thomas

      MilkyTech- Try reinstalling the Needed Kexts from step 9 in the original Snow Leopard Guide. You can do so from Terminal, but I really recommend Ubuntu as these kexts can “make or break” your system.

      Cedyc- Yeah, linux seems to be good at keeping the viruses out. Can you say “Execution Privileges?”

  31. MilkyTech

    installed new sleepenabler and get a new kp now

    warning: skipping personalities in blacklisted kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement
    [SleepEnabler] Registering PowerManagement dispatch table…
    Please contact someone with a photo…blah blah blah
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2a8a8c): “Version mis-match between Kernel and CPU PM”@/Users/nawcom/Desktop/xnu-1486.2.11/osfmk/i386/pmCPU.c:662

    not looking too good here, may have to start over from scratch

  32. MilkyTech

    yeah, I just tried the Knoppix bootdisk with no success. doesn’t see mac drives. I am starting to get more comfortable with Terminal now so I am booting to the SL install disk again and will use terminal to install the new sleepenabler [fingers crossed]

  33. MilkyTech

    I have a Knoppix boot cd, will that work as well as Ubuntu?

    • Thomas

      I would use the SleepEnabler.kext just for good measure, as they system may not boot without it (unconfirmed, but possible). I would also recommend an Ubuntu LiveCD as I have had success with it in the past, it supports hfs+, and even includes GParted for more advanced partition editing. It’s a great emergency disc to have!

  34. MilkyTech

    I’ve never had a leopard partition. I used the boot-132 method described on macyourpc.com.
    I just removed the sleepenabler.kext and the io80211family.kext through terminal and rebooted with -f -x -v flags and still got the same kp. I forgot to remove the EHCISleepEnabler.kext though, I will try that this morning. ‘
    should it boot without any sleepenabler, or do I have to install the new sleepenabler.kext?

  35. MilkyTech

    sorry, yeah I forgot about the whole sleepenabler thing since I ruled that out early when I was having the rebooting problem. This is going to be a hassle to do now. I suppose I could boot to the SL install disk and run Terminal and remove the kexts from there.

    • Thomas

      That is one option. Another would be to boot from a Linux LiveCD, such as Ubuntu, and remove the kext from there. Of course, if you still have your Leopard partition you could always boot that up and remove the kext.

  36. MilkyTech

    tried the update again, this time with the legacy kernel installed.
    reboot problem is gone, but still won’t boot os. I get a kernel panic that seems to involve the EHCISleepEnabler. I get:

    Kext com.superhai.driver.EHCISleepEnabler – library kext com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI not compatible with requested version 1.0
    Can’t load kext com.superhai.driver.EHCISleepEnabler – failed to resolve library dependencies.
    Kext com.superhai.driver.EHCISleepEnabler failed to load (0xdc00800e)
    Failed to load kext com.superhai.driver.EHCISleepEnabler (error 0xdc00800e)
    Couldn’ts alloc class “EHCISleepEnabler”
    com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib load succeeded
    Not Loading kext com.superhai.driver.EHCISleepEnabler – not found and kextd not available in early boot.

  37. MilkyTech

    so I read a few more posts and saw that Joey found a fix for the celeron. I downloaded the legacy kernel but haven’t installed it yet. I am assuming the thing to do is update to 10.6.2 then just double click this pkg file before rebooting and I should be good to go? what will happen if I don’t boot with the -f flag?
    Also, the file says 10.2.0, so is this a kernel from a mac os prior to even Panther? that won’t have any effect on how SL runs or on any SL features?

    • Thomas

      MilkyTech- Did you see my comment? And 10.2 indicates it is for 10.6.2. For example, Kernel 9.2 was for 10.5.2, and 10.1 was for Snow Leopard 10.6.1. The way it works, I’m assuming, is that the first number is the number of their operating system (10th OS made by Apple) and the second number is the OS version (X.X.2 = X.2).

  38. MilkyTech

    I never considered the processor either as I knew it was intel. I had been planning on upgrading to a t7250 since I bought the laptop, just waiting for a super good deal on ebay. I had completely forgotten that my original reason for wanting to upgrade was that it IS in-fact a celeron! I feel like such an IDIOT!
    If you can’t come up with a workaround, no worries since I will eventually get the t7250

    • Thomas

      This guide has actually been updated to include the Celeron fix. Just follow this guide again and make sure to follow the new step 4.

      • Thomas

        MilkyTech- If you’re planning on getting the t7250, why not jump to the t7300? The chips are practically identical expect that the t7300 has 4MB Cache vs the t7250’s 2MB. Plus, the t7300 is currently $16 cheaper on eBay ($86 vs $70, respectively).

  39. Joey

    Didn’t know that, thanks. Also, I have a problem (not again). My mouse cursor keeps jumping around the screen. Eg. When I move the cursor down it will move downwards and then jump back up, or I will move the cursor to the left and it goes back toward the left as soon as I remove my finger from the trackpad. This doesn’t always happen, only when I make a big cursor move like from the top of the screen to the dock. How can I fix this?

    • Thomas

      I know the issue to which you are referring; I was facing the same issue but it was remedied when I reinstalled Snow Leopard due to other reasons. All I can suggest is reinstalling the VoodooPS2Controller package from the SL drivers pack.

  40. Joey

    Your Very welcome, I needed the fix to so it was a great thing that I came across that or I’d be screwed and begging you to give yourself headaches trying to help me with my computer. With the fix you need to boot up using a kernel called “legacy_kernel”. Just get into chameleon and type in “legacy_kernel -v -f -x”. Every other time you boot you still have to do “legacy_kernel -v -f” to boot up. If you are a daredevil user you can delete a file called “mach_kernel” that lies at the top of your HD and rename “legacy_kernel” to “mach_kernel” and then you don’t have to type “legacy_kernel” every time you boot.

    • Thomas

      I tried out the package (to see how it installed) and it automatically updated my com.apple.Boot.plist with the correct kernel, thus meaning you don’t have to boot with legacy_kernel

  41. Joey

    Sorry Thomas, i didn’t see your most recent comment, I do have a intel Celeron processor and it works great now.

    • Thomas

      I will go ahead and update this post with your information. Thanks a bunch Joey. So you just copied the kernel to the root of your SL partition?

  42. Joey

    I’m writing this comment on my laptop running mac os x 10.6.2. Just read through the forum that I sent you and download the legacy kernel. It is actually faster than the other one!

  43. Joey

    I’m installing the fix that was put on the forum that I posted. I’ll tell you how it works out.

  44. cedyc

    Yeah it didn’t even cross my mind because they are both Intel.

  45. cedyc

    So that’s probably whats going on with mine. I have a Celeron processor.

    • Thomas

      And the issue finally reveals itself! I’m curious as to whether MilkyTech has a celeron processor as well. I have the feeling that he’s going to let us know soon though (he’s subscribed to this post :-p). If he does, I might consider posting a workaround for the celeron processor (or at least linking to another article with a workaround). And just out of curiosity, Cedyc, are these single-core Celeron processors?

  46. Joey

    Oh, I thought that was the norm, thanks. See, you learn something new every day (but today I learned so much about boot loaders, partitioning, operating systems, and other stupid computer stuff I think i’ll die of some sort of brain explosion) Thanks for the info.

    • Thomas

      Haha, I know how you feel right now (a bit overwhelmed, no?). I felt the same way when I first got involved in all this hackintosh crap stuff.

  47. Joey

    Sorry forgot the link (: Stupid me.

    Read this

  48. Joey

    Please read the following, from what I read, inspiron 1525 uses the intel celeron processer, which, along with intel atom, is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.2. There is a hack that might fix this, i’ll try it soon. I’ll let you know.

    • Thomas

      There’s a very small number of 1525’s that use the Celeron Processor. The majority of them have either a Dual Core or Core 2 Duo processor, which is supported in 10.6.2.

  49. cedyc

    Thanks a lot man. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  50. Joey

    Nevermind, it didn’t work.

  51. cedyc

    Thomas I don’t know if you seen my other post but I have a Dell Optiplex G260 that I want to install Leopard on. Can I just follow these instructions and used these files or is there another posting I should follow.

    • Thomas

      My apologies, Cedyc. I saw your comment but it slipped my mind and slowly got pushed down out of view. The general process of this guide will work, but it’s extremely likely that these won’t be the correct kexts. Check http://insanelymac.com for other people that may have installed it on their Optiplex G260’s as I know nothing about that computer or its hardware.

  52. Joey

    What I’ve read online is that you need to use chameleon RC4 to avoid MilkyTech and cedyc’s reboot problem. I’ll see if that info is legit

    • Thomas

      It’s very possible that that’s the cause of the issue. If so, I think they owe you huge thank you’s :p. Chameleon RC4 has some issues when updating Snow Leopard, so I assumed RC3 was safe to use (as it does support SL). I will research the issue, but please let me know if you can find that information again.

  53. MilkyTech

    exactly. you should always “backup” your software!

    • Thomas

      Agreed. I feel that if you purchase the software you should also get digital download rights to it, no matter the source of the download.

  54. cedyc

    LOL just think of it as a back up copy for the one that I already bought..

  55. cedyc

    Yep you were right. I downloaded iLife09 from the web and it works fine.

  56. cedyc

    The software came with my iMac when I bought it in June of last year. You have a good point, I was on Leopard at the time. Hmm let me try some things.

  57. cedyc

    Hey Thomas as far as the software I’m trying to install in the laptop it’s my iMac Applications Install DVD which has the iPhoto garage band etc. When I put the disk in and try to install the bundle package I get an error saying can not install on this computer. I can browse the DVD and install certain individual packages but not all will install. For example I can install garage band but not iDVD or iPhoto. I just assumed it noticed that I don’t have a camera and wont install.

    • Thomas

      Your camera (or lack thereof) shouldn’t affect the programs installation. How old is the software as there’s a small chance, though highly unlikely, it isn’t compatible with Snow Leopard?

  58. miaxz

    ok thanks, not a big issue, just want the laptop works flawlessly, hope you’ll find ways for the HDMI to work.

    again thanks a lot

  59. miaxz


    Now my laptop runs on 10.6.2 all are working fine except for “sleep”
    when on plug-in power the laptop restarts; when on battery sleep is OK.
    any help…

    Thanks a lot

    • Thomas

      Miaxz- If you’ve placed the new SleepEnabler.kext in /Extra/Extensions/, there’s not much more you can do about sleep. It doesn’t seem like we’ll ever be able to get more than battery sleep out of this.

  60. MilkyTech

    Tried one more time…
    This time I never installed sleepenabler in the first place
    updated to 6.1 no prob
    rebooted to safe mode, check both kext locations, def no existence of sleepenabler.
    updated to 6.2, quadruple checked and still no sleepenabler
    rebooted and same kp and immediate reboot as soon as grey apple screen appears.
    tried booting -x -f with same.
    SleepEnabler def has nothing to do with this problem
    staying at 6.1 for now unless someone gives me a really good reason for updating.

  61. cedyc

    Nice Catch..

  62. MilkyTech

    If I boot with those flags it def gets farther before reboot. I used the pause key and was able to stop it at exactly the point of reboot (extremely lucky…took 5 tries to stop it there)
    Here are the last few lines of text:

    Loaded HFS+ file: [System/Library/Extensions/TMSafetyNet.kext/Contents/MacOS/TMSafetyNet] 9364 bytes from 4239820.
    efi_inject_get_devdrop_string NULL trying stringdata
    Loaded HFS+ file: [Extra/DSDT.aml] 475 bytes from 4239820
    Patched DMI Table.
    Loaded HFS+ file: [Extra/DSDT.aml] 20022 bytes from 4239820
    Patched ACPI version 2 DSDT
    Starting Darwin x86

    Thats all she wrote! it reboots right there. when I watch the lines of text, it seems like it goes through all of the kexts twice and this happens at the end of the second go around, but never gets to the voodoo kext the second time.

  63. MilkyTech

    no luck there. after 4 times installing evrything from scratch, I think I will just stick with 10.6.1 until cedyc or someone else figures out a sure-fire fix for this.

    Thomas: if you could give my email to cedyc so we can stay in touch that we be appreciated since we both have the same issue and sounds like we used the same install method for SL without having leopard installed first

    • Thomas

      Would yout mind trying the update one more time, but booting with -v -f -x arch=i386, as it may allow you to boot after updating. I’ve never had an issue with kext permissions affecting the boot, so I doubt that could be the cause of the issue. I will personally follow up on some methods for updating to 10.6.2 to see what works and what doesn’t. I will send him your email now so that you two can stay in touch about the issue. And if I do find a solution, I’ll be sure to let you know.

  64. MilkyTech

    ok, I am having exact same problem as cedyc. no problem getting installed and updated to 10.6.1. then immediate reboot as soon as apple pops up. happens too quick in verbose mode to see where it reboots. with -x -f flags it seems to get a little farther, but then reboot.
    this was first attempt with this method. going back to 10.6.1 and going to try again but will install and uninstall kexts through terminal. I think we may need to change permissions and ownership and remove cache and rebuild

    delete kext:
    mount -uw /
    rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/****.kext

  65. miaxz

    hello, should i always boot with -f arch=i386 flags? (on 10.6.2)


    • Thomas

      The -f flag isn’t always necessary, but the arch=i386 flag is as it tells Snow Leopard to boot to 32-bit instead of 64-bit (which lacks some drivers).

  66. flackend

    I was just curious what was causing SleepEnabler not to work in 10.6.2. I hadn’t been able to use sleep till I installed the kext you provided. Thanks!

  67. cedyc

    @hellsend that’s exactly what mine was doing. Did you ever get yours working? I will have to mess with it some other time.

  68. cedyc

    I’m just going to stick to 6.1 for now. Im just getting the system stable. I had to re-install it from scratch. (Which actually is pretty easy now). Anyway I would test your combo pack today but my wife needs the laptop for school. I may try it next weekend or later in the week.

  69. Hellsend

    Hi, I was just wondering whether cedyc had succeeded into updating to 10.6.2 .. I tried it several times, but it just would reboot after update, again and again, even with “-v -x”, -v -f arch=i386″, or else … I tried -x32, -x64 … Nothing. And I can’t get any error message, it just reboots …. If you managed into updating, just let me know.

    Thanks in advance, and Thomas, thanks for all of your Guides :), they’ve helped me a lot ;)

    • Thomas

      Hellsend – Try booting with “arch=i386 -legacy” as it is another way of booting to 32-bit.

      cedyc- That’s fine. Due to two people having issues, I’m going to install a fresh copy of Snow Leopard on a separate partition and test it out myself. I could swear this is exactly what I did to upgrade, but I could be forgetting something. Anyway, if something was left out of the guide, this test should weed it out.

  70. flackend

    What’s different/new about the new SleepEnabler kext?

    • Thomas

      The only difference is that it supports 10.6.2. That’s it, nothing exotic. The old SleepEnabler.kext causes 10.6.2 to KP so this is just a fix for that. Were you looking for a specific feature/function to be added?

  71. cedyc

    Nevermind I see the email. All the directions from the email don’t show up in the blog

  72. cedyc

    boot up with that flag or put that flag in the boot file?

  73. cedyc

    Sure why not.. I prob got like 5 mins left before my HD is done cloning.

    • Thomas

      Download the Combo Update here and then install it from a 10.6 system. Once again, after it’s done installing but before restarting replace the SleepEnabler with the one from this guide and remove IO80211Family.kext. Then when booting, boot with the -f arch=i386 flag.

  74. cedyc

    At least I can get to 6.1.. woohooo

    • Thomas

      Lol. I’m trying to think if there’s anything else I did when updating because I had no problem going to 10.6.2 from 10.6.1.

      • Thomas

        Actually, do you think you could test out the combo update for me? It would just require you to update directly from 10.6 to 10.6.2. Let me know if you’d be up to it.

  75. cedyc

    It’s doing the same thing. I’m about ready to clone my usb back to the HD and start over and just go to 6.1

  76. cedyc

    I did. I’ll do it again though.

  77. cedyc

    Yeah but now it won’t get anywhere. Even when I do a -v -x it doesn’t get past the mach_kernel from 4234670

  78. cedyc

    and to think… I have a Master’s in Information Systems.. LOL

  79. cedyc

    Now I’m getting an error:

    starting hibernate
    Sleepimage has garbage
    hibernate failed

  80. cedyc

    Yeah hold on

  81. cedyc

    didn’t work

  82. cedyc

    It doesn’t say anything. Kernel Flags

    That’s it.

  83. cedyc

    I’m using 2 RC3. I did reboot between 6.1 and 6.2. 6.1 was working fine after the reboot. I’m booted up on my usb drive now. I have access to the laptop HD. Should I try and reinstall Chamelon to the laptop?

    • Thomas

      Sorry about the delay, I had to take care of something. No, reinstalling Chameleon won’t do anything; I just wanted to see if you were running RC4 as it’s been known to cause problems. Have a look at com.apple.boot.plist in /Extra/ or, if not in this folder, in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ and tell me what it says under “Kernel Flags”

  84. cedyc

    I’m going to boot back to my usb drive then try to fix it from there. That’s why I love my usb backup

  85. cedyc

    Idk. It’s going way to fast for me to get a picture

  86. cedyc

    Still a no go…

  87. cedyc

    Nope the 6.2 didn’t work. It’s rebooting as soon as it comes up with the apple logo. Let me try to go into safe mode.

  88. Hawered

    Thats funny I had no idea you were supposed to do this process when updating. When I updated, I updated from 10.6 and straight from Software Update. Everything went perfect but I guess next time I’ll check just to be sure. Luck maybe :) Thanks for the guide, I’ll defiantly follow it next time. Lol

    • Thomas

      This method isn’t so much required as it is precaution. Some users will find that they can update straight from 10.6 to 10.6.2 through Software Update, while others won’t be able to boot after the change. This method just seems to work for the highest percentage of people.

  89. cedyc

    10.6.1 went with no problems. Halfway down with the 6.2 download. My next post will be when I’m done.

  90. cedyc

    I’m installing 6.1 right and about to reboot. Like I said this was before there were any guides..

  91. cedyc

    I just went straight from 10.6 to 10.6.2 with the software update and it crashed it..

  92. cedyc

    Because I’ve tried the update in the past with no luck but that was when it first came out. I didn’t mean that in a negative way. My bad.. I’m going to get started. I’ll let you know how it goes.

  93. cedyc

    What the heck. I’m going to go ahead and give it a try. I gotta download the 10.6.1 first.