So Long My Dear, Sun Microsystems…

I have been fall in love with Sun Microsystems before I go to college. I love their innovation, idea, and vision. Thanks God, I have join this company for almost 4 years minus couple days. As a public news regarding Sun acquisition by Oracle, yesterday EU approved the acquisition without condition, and it means the end of Sun Microsystems.

I just can say, so long my dear, Sun Microsystems, I love being part of you, you gave a lot to me and my country…

SL-ing IONITX

Like my previous posting, I have trouble installing  Snow Leopard in Zotac IONITX board. The specification of my board could be found here. Following items are my additional hardware configuration:

  • Motherboard: Zotac IONITX D-E
  • Memory: 2x2GB Corsair XMS 800MHz
  • Hardrive WDC 500GB Green
  • Samsung P2370 HD LCD Monitor
  • Samsung DVD RW

I did follow this tutorial, especially this section and it’s working awesome.

Here are temporary summary of the results:

  • VGA is working great with BIOS setting using VRAM 512MB
  • Line out Audio is working
  • Shutdown is working with BIOS setting ACPI 2.0 (I did try using ACPI 3.0, but it failed to shutdown)
  • Restart and Sleep are not working (after replace boot file using EFI PCI v 5.1)

SL-ing Asus P6T Deluxe

After couple of months trying to install Snow Leopard on my Asus P6T Deluxe PC Desktop , today I have it done pretty well..

Here are my Desktop Configuration:

Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe (BIOS Version 1102)

CPU: Intel Core i7 920

Memory: Corsair XMS 3x2G (6GB) DDR3 1096MHz

VGA: Asus 9400GT 512MB Silent

Disk: 750GB WD SATA Green

DVD: Sony DVD RW

Screen: Apple Cinema Display HD 23″ and Samsung P2370

I just follow step-by-step on this insanelymac, but if you want the easier way there are other posting from other guy which provide installer to do the steps automatically, you can find here.

Here are the evaluation results so far:

  • VGA Card is detected properly
  • Shutdown/Restart is working
  • Sound card output is working
  • Sleep is working, but the wake-up is still problem, turn into blank screen after upgrade fakesmc to v2.5
  • Need OSX86Tools to make Core i7 detected properly

    After installation, I am able to update to 10.6.2 with combo update without any problems.

    If you have problem with Shutdown and Restart with some configuration in BIOS, so you might need to:

    • Enabling ACPI 2.0
    • Apply OpenHaltRestart.kext that can be found in my other post.