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« on: July 22, 2010, 12:40:18 am »

DO NOT ask where to get it.


Welcome all..

This is the iATKOS S3 Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Intel Installation DVD readme..

The oscar goes to Apple and OSX86 community..

Master support from my friend Pere..

Thanks to all OSX86 community and all the computer guys that shared their ideas, gave feedback, reported errors and even fixed them sometimes.

And @zapf2000, thank you for all of your supports, cheers to people again..

Special thanks to all of our operators for making our forum a useful place..

And finally thanks to nice EvOSX86 and OSX86.Türk people..



1- This DVD is designed for Non-Apple x86 Intel CPU (or compatible) computers.

Requirements for OSX86:

Minimum: Compatible motherboard, Intel SSE2 CPU (or compatible), 512MB RAM, 15GB free space on target partition, compatible VGA card.

Recommended: Intel Core CPU (or compatible), 1GB RAM, 15GB free space on target partition, Snow Leo compatible nVidia 6600 or newer / ATI X1300 or newer / Intel GMA 950 or X3100 VGA card.

Motherboard (the most important part) should be compatible for booting iATKOS S3 DVD and installing natively.

2- This DVD includes Apple's Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.3 (10D573) installation, some basic drivers and x86 patches.

3- Make sure that the md5 checksum of your iATKOS iso image matches the one posted on our website. Do this MD5 check just before mounting or doing anything with the iso image! Otherwise you may have a faulty DVD image. Use quality media/burner and burn slowly.

4- MAKE SURE YOU TAKE NOTE OF YOUR Hardware IDs, Device IDs and device names before installing this system. This is very important. If you aren't sure what devices/hardware you own nor its IDs, then 3 options:

-Boot iATKOS S3 DVD, run "Hardware Info" from Utilities menu and take notes.
-Fire up a Linux Live CD (ie. Ubuntu Live CD), type "lspci -nn" in terminal and take notes.
-Windowsers, get Everest Ultimate Edition and take note of your hardware.

5- Do a google search or surf to InsanelyMac, Hackint0sh, our forum, related OSX86 sites or wiki to find out if your hardware is supported or not. OSX86 does not support a wide range of hardwares like Linux and Windows. Make sure that it is supported before you install. This is very important because after installation you may ask like "how can I get this hardware to work" and people would simply slap you with "it will never work". This little search will avoid your frustration and anger! Extending your lifespan!

6- If something goes wrong, please don't panic, Scroll down for the Troubleshooting guide. If that fails, take a screenshot (or a picture) of what went wrong and post it in the forums. Make sure you have done the 3 Revival steps and troubleshooting steps before posting in the forum!

7- Do not forget one thing: IF THE INSTALL ENDS WITH SUCCESS, THEN MOST LIKELY IT CAN RUN ON YOUR HARDWARE. This means if you have a major booting error after installation like kernel panic, "still waiting for root device" error, hang on grey apple screen etc. then this is mostly related to your faulty selections during install, read the instructions carefully and do a very basic install until you boot your new system with success.

8- iATKOS wallpapers and icons are made by @denizckosar

The complete README file :


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> UPDATE #1 : Mac OS X 10.6.4 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The 10.6.4 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
It includes Safari 5 and general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> UPDATE #2 : iATKOS S3 version 2 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The new version of iATKOS has been released

iATKOS S3 version 2

What changed :

- IOATA and RTC panic problems on some 945 and 965 motherboards solved.
- 32-bit RTC package added for those problematic motherboards.
- AppleIntelPIIXATA Non-AHCI SATA driver that supports 6 ports added.
- Language packs updated to 10.6.3 version since they were from 10.6.0 and they caused some annoying bugs,
- VoodooHDA upgraded from 0.2.2 to
- Intel Pro V100 ethernet driver updated. Now it is 64/32 and working good.
- Marvell 88E8038 ethernet support added.
- Kext Utility updated to 2.4.2 version which works better.


For patching the existing iATKOS_S3.iso :

1. check the md5 of previous version of the iATKOS S3 iso and the ppf patch.

2. You can use "ppf-o-matic" for Windows, "ApplyPPF" terminal program for OS X to patch the iso.

3. Check the patched iso md5.

4. If the md5 matches the version 2 one posted above, then burn it to dvd thats all.


- iATKOS_S3.iso >>> c06f2dab58f128badf4382eb428f721a

- S3_S3v2.ppf >>> 9f2bb3a904cafa582af6f5283e06ecfd

S3 to S3 version 2 patch file (S3_S3v2.ppf)


NOTE: Merge those files using the HJSplit (
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 10:08:43 pm »

I have 2 GPU's on my laptop - An external and a build in one, will it support that?
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