SilverZero’s S10 Multi-Boot Upgrade Guide Updates, extensions, drivers, tweaks, and mods Version 05.31.

09 – OS X Following on the heels of my original multi-boot guide, this guide will walk you through several upgrades to polish your S10(e) multi-boot setup. Here’s a summary of the things we’ll be upgrading: OS X updates and fixes 1. Install OS X 10.5.7 update 2. Make a more “standard” Extensions folder 3. Enable Speedstep 4. Enable proper power management (sleep/shutdown/restart) 5. Enable audio 6. Fix the time-sync issue between the OS X clock and the system clock This guide should carry you step-by-step through the entire process. Please post any questions to the forum topic here: Directions are in black, terminal commands, keystrokes, and file/folder names are in red, some notes are in blue. When you’re typing in commands to a terminal or command prompt, be careful to get all of the dots, asterisks, and spaces correct. 1. 10.5.7 update: Download either the delta update (for 10.5.6 users) or the combo update (for 10.5.x users) from the Apple support website. It should be around 442mb-448mb. Install it normally and let the system reboot. a. On reboot, you will probably have a problem with the system hanging or having a corrupted graphic login screen. Allow a minute or two for the hard drive to stop doing its thing, then force a shutdown by holding the power button for 4-5 seconds. b. Power back on, but this time, make sure you boot using the -x flag for safe boot mode. This should load a standard VESA graphics kext and let you see what you’re doing. c. Run the DellEFI program and select (only) to install the Mini 9 extensions. Reboot again, and you should be back in to OS X normally with version 10.5.7. 2. Rename the Mini9Ext folder: We don’t have a Dell Mini 9, so our patched extensions directory should be more fitting. This is purely aesthetic and optional, but if you want your kexts to be in /Extra/Extensions/ instead of /Extra/Mini9Ext/ this is your hack. I think you can rename this to whatever you want. a. Fire up a Terminal window. Type in sudo mv /Extra/Mini9Ext /Extra/Extensions (Renames the folder) sudo chmod –R 755 /Extra/Extensions (Sets permissions for kexts) sudo chown –R root:wheel /Extra/Extensions (Sets ownership correctly) sudo touch /Extra/Extensions (Causes the cache to rebuild next time) sudo kextcache –a i386 –m /Extra/Extensions.mkext /Extra/Extensions

The last command rebuilds the Extensions.mkext cache file. We’ll be using this exact command a lot, every time we do anything to the /Extra/Extensions folder. This may make the touch command unnecessary, but it doesn’t hurt to include it. b. Reboot and make sure your graphics, trackpad, etc. work as before. 3. Install some “recommended” kexts: This step will require you to do your own homework to decide which kexts you want or need. On my S10, I have installed the VoodooPowerMini kext, which enables Speedstepping CPU throttling; VoodooUSBEHCI, which enables sleep (but has some caveats – see end notes); VoodooHDA, for audio; and meklort’s ApplePS2Controller and PrefPane, to give me two-finger/edge scrolling. a. For the VoodooPowerMini and VoodooUSBEHCI kexts (and any other kext unless otherwise indicated by me or the programmers), we start by just dragging and dropping the (unzipped) kexts into our /Extra/Extensions folder. This will require us to authenticate the action with our password. i. To enable sleep, type the following into Terminal (all on one line): sudo pico /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/ Plugins/AppleUSBEHCI.kext/Contents/Info.plist ii. In the text editor that opens, find the line that reads: <key>CFBundleVersion</key> <string>3.1.5</string> (This entry may be different, like “3.4.5”) and add the following lines right under them: <key>OSBundleCompatibleVersion</key> <string>1.0</string> iii. Hit Cmd-X (Ctrl-X or Alt-X, depending on your modifier keys), then Y to save, and Enter to save the file and exit. iv. To confirm that the VoodooPowerMini kext is controlling Speedstep properly, use the CPU-X program (Google can find it for you). b. For the VoodooHDA kext, there are several issues with dependencies that make it a bit difficult to install to the /Extra/Extensions folder, so we’ll just install it to the default directory. Drag the kext to /System/Library/Extensions/ and authenticate the change. Then delete the Extensions.mkext file in /System/Library/ (right click, Move to Trash, authenticate). The cache will rebuild on the next reboot. There are other ways to do this as well. c. To install meklort’s touchpad driver, download the three files from his post at MyDellMini: d. Unzip the files, then follow these directions (from chazzek at MDM):

To install the preference pane, type into a Terminal window: cd ~/Downloads (or wherever your downloaded, unzipped files are) sudo cp -rf PS2PreferencePane.prefPane /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ sudo chmod +x /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ PS2PreferencePane.prefPane/Contents/Resources/PS2PreferenceSetter sudo cp -f com.meklort.ps2.helper.plist /Library/LaunchAgents/ Note that each separate line starts with sudo. To install the driver, type: sudo cp -rf /Extra/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext /Extra/ApplePS2Controller.kext.bak sudo cp -rf ApplePS2Controller.kext /Extra/Extensions/ Again, there are two commands here, and each separate line starts with sudo. 4. Fix the time-sync issue: You may not have noticed it because of online time updates in all of your OSes, but dual booting often causes a problem where OSX writes your local time (whatever is set on your clock) to the system CMOS clock. Then, in Windows, the clock is read from the CMOS, and THEN changed for local time, like -5 hours for Eastern time. To fix this, simply download this package developed by Zephyroth: a. Un-archive the package and install it, and then set your local time in the BIOS to fix the time sync issue. Notes: 1. Installing kexts properly is sometimes dependent on having other kexts (dependencies) installed. This is usually no problem if the kexts are installed to the default /System/Library/Extensions directory, but when we start adding extensions anywhere else, like in the /Extra folder, we sometimes run into the problem. But the /Extra folder is how we keep our modified kexts update-proof, and was part of the magic of the whole boot-132/Chameleon movement. If you find that a certain kext just isn’t loading or working correctly, try to find out what its dependencies are. Sometimes, you can copy these to the /Extra/Extensions folder, but sometimes (as with VoodooHDA), it’s just easier to install to the /S/L/E directory. Keep a copy of all of your kexts and patches somewhere, just in case you need to reinstall some of them after a future update. 2. Renaming the Mini9Ext folder to a different name will make the UpdateExtra app useless. Whenever you want to install a new kext or otherwise “fix” the /Extra/Extensions folder, you’ll need to run the chmod, chown, touch (maybe), and kextcache commands as written in the steps above. This will fix permissions and ownership, and rebuild the Extensions.mkext cache.

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