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Poll: Installer Packages for nForce chipset MOBOs (143 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you be willing to donate an amount of your choosing to Mysticus C* to enable him to continue making and updating nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO-focussed Kernel/Drivers Installer packages, Combo Updater Packages......possibly even a DVD......?

  1. Yes, before new and/or updated packages are released (22 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  2. Yes, after new and/or updated packages are released (18 votes [12.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.59%

  3. Yes, but only after I have used the new and/or updated packages successfully on my system (60 votes [41.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.96%

  4. Unsure, I may donate after I have used the new and/or updated packages successfully on my system (38 votes [26.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.57%

  5. No (5 votes [3.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.50%

Level of Demand for Installer Packages for nForce chipset MOBOs

  1. Would you like it if new and/or updated installer packages for nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs were to be developed by an OSx86 forum member? (103 votes [30.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.29%

  2. Would you be willing to donate an amount of your choosing to such a developer using an nForce chipset + Intel CPU nForce MOBO? (68 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. Would you like it if new and/or updated installer packages for nForce chipset + AMD CPU MOBOs were to be developed by an OSx86 forum member? (27 votes [7.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.94%

  4. Would you be willing to donate an amount of your choosing to such a developer using an nForce chipset + AMD CPU nForce MOBO? (20 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  5. Do you have a DESKTOP nForce chipset MOBO? (109 votes [32.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.06%

  6. Do you have a LAPTOP/NOTEBOOK nForce chipset MOBO? (13 votes [3.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.82%

Nature of donations offered

  1. Would you prefer to donate hardware (in good faith on the basis of trust) acceptable to the developer, to enable him/her to build a system on which to develop the installer packages? (21 votes [14.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.69%

  2. Would you prefer to donate cash (in good faith on the basis of trust) to the developer to defray his/her upfront cost of acquiring a system on which to develop the installer packages? (122 votes [85.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 85.31%

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The purpose of this thread, which will focus on attempts (successful, partially successful, not successful yet.....with reasons why where possible...... smile.gif ) to install OSx86 10.5.x (Leopard) ONLY on NVIDIA nForce Series 7 MCP (currently 750i SLI, 780i SLI, 790i SLI, 790i Ultra SLI) chipsets + Intel CPU motherboard systems

is to

(i) Complement the existing excellent Mysticus C* threads (A. and B. below)

A. Nforce Chipsets: How to install Leo easy and fast with iAtkos v1.0i r3 - NForce Edition or Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD, Newbies Guide + Install Guide (Intel CPUs Only Guide)....... now effectively static according to Mysticus C*.......he no longer runs a nForce chipset MOBO......

B.
Mysticus C* Apple Delta/Combo Updates on nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs - Currently updates to 10.5.6 - can be found here....

(ii) Offer alternative support now that Mysticus C* is no longer supporting his nForce thread regularly, if at all.......

(iii) To provide a focal point for the challenges associated with installing OSx86 10.5.x....[and.....] on NVIDIA nForce Series 7 MCP (media and communications processors) chipset-based [
and who knows.......Series 8?......] Intel CPU MOBOs.

(iv) To enable myself and other willing & helpful regular and guest contributers (
volunteers please.......?) to help many more owners of 750i SLI, 780i SLI, 790i SLI,790i Ultra SLI MOBOs than I and others can at present by answering calls for help all over the place in isolated posts, PMs, and threads......


A number of forum posters have PM'd me wishing to make an unsolicited entirely voluntary donation in appreciation for my freely given assistance with their OSx86 problems......

Anyone wishing to donate (according to their personal circumstances and wishes) can now do so
via PayPal......please remember to PM me your InsanelyMac Username AND Real Name so that I can link the two......and personally thank you.... smile.gif

A donation is not required for my freely given assistance....... donations are the gift of the giver NOT the expectation of the receiver...... trumpet.gif


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POSTING REQUIREMENTS:

A. Full details of your system in your first post (and summary in your signature......following rules!)

1. Your MOBO brand and model: e.g. EVGA nForce, 790i Ultra SLI

2. Your nForce Series 7 chipset: i.e. 750i SLI, 780i SLI, 790i SLI, or 790i Ultra SLI

3. Your Intel CPU: Model, Core Quantity, Stock Speed and if Overclocked to what speed..... e.g. Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600, 4 cores, 2.4GHz stock, 3.0GHz OCd

4. Screen shots of your current BIOS settings if at all possible (as very helpful and in some/many cases essential.....)

5. Your DVDRW(s): TYPE - SATA or PATA [IDE], QUANTITY

6. Your hard drive(s): TYPE - SATA or PATA [IDE], QUANTITY - and if set as RAID or not, SIZE (i.e. capacity in GB)......

7. Hard drive PARTITION/FORMATTING: - and if set up as single OS volume per HDD or multi-OS volume per HDD etc......

8. Current OS's installed: Full details i.e. not just Windows or Linux.... and whether or not you hope to dual boot or even triple boot....

9. Your graphics card(s): Brand, Model No., RAM, - if in SLI mode or not

10. PCI/PCI-E cards fitted: e.g. USB, Firewire,NIC etc. and quantity of each...

11. Onboard devices/functions: Audio chipset, LAN chipset, Firewire (number of ports), USB 1.1 or 2.0 (number of ports), eSATA (number of ports), etc.


B. Full details of your current OSx86 install status

1. Your available OSx86 Install DVD(s) - Name, Leopard version, Release version: e.g. iDeneb 10.5.4 v1.1

2. Clear description of the problems you encountered when trying to install....with boot screen images showing error messages observed.......if at all possible (as very helpful and in some cases essential.....)
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BIOS SETTINGS TEMPLATE FOR 750i, 780i, 790i and 790i Ultra NVIDIA nForce Series 7 MCP chipset based Intel CPU MOBOs


This BIOS template (now V2 correcting a few minor typos) does not claim to cover all the BIOS variations for all the different MOBOs that meet the above requirement........also apologies for any errors........It is a composite list so under 750i for example it has the settings for different 750i MOBOs in the same column; e.g. the Asus 750i BIOS layout is different from the EVGA 750i BIOS layout which is similar to MSI 750i BIOS layout.......likewise for the other chipsets......

BUT readers should be able to see which ones of the listed parameters match their particular BIOS parameters......

I did it this way because I am not able (due to time constraints and not having every MOBO manual etc.) to list all the relevant BIOS settings for each of the four Series 7 nForce chipsets for all of the nForce chipset MOBO manufacturers!.....I hope you understand...... smile.gif

It is a preliminary guide to the most likely forms of the relevant BIOS parameters, their default settings, together with my recommended initial settings to enable OSx86 installation and stable operation (within the known limitations of nForce chipset MOBOs...... blink.gif ).

The BIOS settings in italics are ones that you could change later if you so wish (assuming you have the appropriate kernel to install) to see if the system still runs OSx86 without any problems...... smile.gif

In the BIOS template I have got IEEE1394 Controller (i.e. Firewire) set as [Auto], generally the default BIOS setting........BUT if when having it set as [Auto] you cannot install OSx86 from DVD because your PC freezes during booting from the DVD, then set IEEE1394 Controller as [Disabled] and try rebooting from the DVD.......

If it makes no difference, the origin of the freeze lies elsewhere......if, however, you can now boot successfully from the DVD into the OS X Installer window, then after successfully installing and running OSx86 from the HDD, you can set it back to [Auto]......if everything continues to work OK that is...... wink_anim.gif

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HELP FOR THOSE EXPERIENCING ACPI-APIC
and/or BIOS PROBLEMS (e.g. always needing to use the cpus=1 boot flag)


If your System Hangs after Boot Screen Message:

"Mac framework successfully initialized
Using XXXX buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers"

where XXXX may be 16384, 14805, 10485, 5242 typically......

XXXX Number Explanation:

16384 is reported to indicate ≥ 4GB RAM
14805 is reported to indicate 2GB RAM

The Error Cause may be:

ACPIPlatform.kext and/or AppleAPIC.kext and/or IOACPIFamily.kext

The Error Solution may be:

Replace ACPIPlatform.kext and/or AppleAPIC.kext and/or IOACPIFamily.kext with compatible version(s); generally found in older distros...�or as an "ACPI Fix" or "ACPI-APIC Old" or similar in recent distros.....

HOWEVER, if different versions of these kexts do not resolve the error, then you may need a modified-DSDT BIOS; this is because the DSDT is a part of the ACPI subsystem.

ACPI is the acronym for Advanced Configuration & Power Interface. The ACPI interface has been around since 1999 and used on the majority of i386 and x86_64 systems since then.

ACPI is an abstraction level that is interfaced between the OS and the platform firmware and hardware. This abstraction layer's, i.e. ACPI's purpose is to hide differences in the platform firmware and/or hardware from most of the operating system kernel codebase, in order that most of the kernel codebase does not have to be changed for the OS to run on systems with different hardware and/or firmware. Thus, OS and the platform can evolve independently so that a new OS should be able to run on old hardware, while an older OS should be able to run on new hardware.

DSDT is an acronym for Differentiated System Description Table. The DSDT contains the Differentiated Definition Block, which supplies the information and configuration information about the base system. It is always incorporated in the ACPI Namespace by the OS at bootup. However, it is sad fact that a number of MOBO manufacturers do not seem able to provide fully functional DSDTs as part of their MOBOs' BIOS.

For example, MSI MOBOs often need a DSDT string-modded BIOS.....read this thread.....and see here......Kabyl may be able to help you.....BUT also see OriginalMACNUT's OSXCORES......e.g. MSI P7N nForce 750i SLI Platinum......also see fassl's DSDT Patcher.......using mackerintel's Chameleon with DSDT Override bootloader (now superseded by Chameleon 2.0 bootloader versions)......as well as koalala's ACPI (DSDT) Patcher for BIOS and AML, CPU Cores, HPET, RTC, TM, GFX......

UPDATE: Use the Chameleon 2.0 RC1 or RC2 or RC3 or RC4 bootloader - whichever suits your MOBO/system best - work backwards from RC4 or RC3 - using Dr Hurt's unofficial RC3 installer or RC4 installer.....


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IF YOU ARE USING PATA (IDE) DEVICES e.g. IDE HDD(s) and IDE DVDRW or DVDROM (and/or CDROM/CDRW) THEN PLEASE READ:



CORRECT IDE (PATA) DEVICE JUMPER SETTING AND CABLE CONNECTING



1. The modern 40-pin Ultra DMA 80-wire cable can be made connector-specific by jumpering CS (Cable Select) on HDD and jumpering CSEL (Cable Select) on the DVDROM, because the cable connectors are usually color-coded as follows:


Blue connector to the host i.e. MOBO,
Black connector to the chosen primary device, i.e. device cable-selected as Master (usually i.e.should be the END connector of the cable)
Grey connector to the chosen secondary device, i.e. device cable-selected as Slave (usually i.e. should the MIDDLE connector of the cable)

BUT not always......... thumbsdown_anim.gif

With such a cable, if you jumper the DVDROM as Master and the HDD as Slave, or vice versa, then the Slave device is usually connected to the middle connector and the Master device to the end connector (with the Blue connector as always connected to the MOBO IDE connector)

2. If you have the older 40-pin 40-wire Cable Select cable, then the Master Connector is the MIDDLE connector of the cable, and the Slave connector is the END connector of the cable (with the Blue connector as always connected to the MOBO IDE connector).

3. If you have the older 40-pin 40-wire Regular (non-Cable Select) then the function of the MIDDLE and END connectors on the cable 40-pin 40-wire (with the Blue connector as always connected to the MOBO IDE connector) are determined by the jumper settings on the devices connected to each (i.e. Master or Slave). With such a cable, if you set both devices as Cable Select, each will configure itself as Master, causing a signal conflict.

4. If you have the very rare situation of one device having to be jumpered on Cable Select and the other jumpered as Master or as Slave (i.e. no CS or CSEL option), then Cable Select mode is invoked, configuring the MIDDLE connector of the cable as Master on older 40-pin 40-wire Cable Select cable, and on modern 40-pin Ultra DMA 80-wire cable, configuring the END connector of the cable as Master (with in either case, the Blue connector connected to the MOBO IDE connector).

Confusing or what......... rolleyes.gif


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If your MOBO has two separate IDE channels, i.e. two IDE connectos on the MOBO.......typically the blue MOBO connector is IDE Channel 0 and the black MOBO connector is IDE Channel 1.......then I recommend that you get two 80 wire IDE cables and try connecting your IDE DVDROM to the blue MOBO connector as Master and your IDE HDD to the black MOBO connector as Master if other IDE arrangements do not work........



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Partitioning and Formatting a Hard Drive (HDD) for OS X


OS X Disk Utility does not recognize unallocated space on a hard drive, and so the space cannot be used to create a new partition.

You can only either reformat a pre-existing partitioned volume, or re-partition the entire hard drive space.....

When setting up partitions on a hard drive using Windows, just create primary partitions formatted as either simple FAT32 or NTFS volumes depending on your version of Windows......FAT32 and NTFS volumes are recognised by OS X.....so you can then use Disk Utility to either re-partition and/or re-format the volumes using the partition/formatting schemes you want for OS X.......e.g. MBR/HFS+ or GPT/HFS+.......

Should you be in the ideal position of being able to and wanting to install OS X on its own hard drive, I recommend for general PC use (i.e. rather than as a server) that you partition the hard drive as Master Boot Record (MBR) via the Partition menu tab in OS X Disk Utility and format it as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
volumes, into a minimum of 4 volumes (depending on your HDD capacity) as follows:


1st volume at the start of HDD is a small 10GB volume
(choose a name without spaces e.g. Leopard_Boot or OS_X_Boot etc) to use as a OS X boot volume with ONLY a basic fully working OS X install from your chosen OS X Install DVD (which enables you to use its Disk Utility functions on the other OS X volumes), together with:


Kext Helper b7
OSx86Tools
Chameleon 2.0 RC1
Chameleon 2.0 RC2
PC_EFI v10.1

and any other Utiliy software you find very useful for OS X system installation/maintenace/repair etc., to enable you to modify/test OS X updates on the Main and Backup OS X volumes without ever risking not being able to boot into OS X on this HDD.......

The 2nd and 3rd volumes are equal size volumes, which for use as the OS X Main and Backup (or Test) systems, respectively.......suggest you use a size of at least 40GB for each.....


The 4th volume is a OS X Data Archive volume
with all your archived OS X and OS x86 software, documents files, image files, music files, or whatever you wish to archive and keep safe......


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Mysticus C* device class/type identification IOPCIClassMatch modification when installing nVidia GFX card drivers, especially for nForce MOBOs with multiple nVidia chipset devices.... smile.gif

Note
the device type identification is not for installing the nVidia GFX card driver kexts themselves!

The problem arises because nVidia graphics kexts do not have an internal check process to see whether they are loading for an nVidia graphics card or not, which means that they can/may load for any nVidia/nForce chipset device in the MOBO/system with a IOPCIClassMatch listing nVidia as vendor....

The purpose of the modification is to prevent the nVidia GFX driver kexts from loading as drivers for the wrong i.e. different MOBO components (eg, chipset, network, memory controller etc...) on an nForce MOBO......!

Without the device class/type identification present in the NVD* and GeF* kexts, nVidia GFX card drivers load up on a NForce MOBO even when a ATI GFX card is installed, causing kernel panics..... If you have nVidia GFX card on an nForce chipset MOBO, it is even more important to fix the NVD* and GeF* drivers......

Furthermore, Mysticus C* and myself, working together, recently isolated the origin of the frequent freezing during OS X system updates employing Apple MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.x.pkg Installers on nForce chipset MOBOs and/or MOBOs with nVidia graphics card(s) fitted....see the section "FOR SERIOUS STUDENTS OF OS X on a x86 PC SYSTEM" in my write-up here......

The solution is to add these 2 lines of code (if found to be missing)


CODE
<key>IOPCIClassMatch</key>
  <string>0x03000000&amp;0xff000000</string>

before this code:

CODE
<key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>


in the NVD*.kexts and

before this code

CODE
<key>IOPCIMatch</key>

in the GeForce.kext (see list below)

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GeForce.kext
NVDAResman.kext
NVDANV50Hal.kext
NVDANV40Hal.kext
NVDANV30Hal.kext
NVDANV20Hal.kext
NVDANV10Hal.kext
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in the Info.plist file of each of the above kexts.

To get to Info.plist file in each kext:

1. Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions
2. Find each kext one at a time, then right-click on kext icon, choosing "Show Package Contents", then open Contents folder to find Info.plist.
3. Open Info.plist file via Terminal using sudo nano etc., or right-click, choosing "Open With", and selecting your preferred Text Editor app; e.g.Text Edit, TextMate, TextWrangler, Property List Editor, or PlistEdit Pro etc.
4. Make changes to Info.plist and save modified file.

All of the
NVDANVxxHal.kexts in the list above are recommended to be fixed for class type identification, in case more than one NVDANVxxHal.kext is loaded and registered.....


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Mysticus C*
nForce chipset MOBO "friendly"
Combo Updates / ISOs......
UPDATE May 2009 :

]Mysticus C* has shown his willingness to develop nForce chipset MOBO "friendly" OS X Installer Packages and EVEN MORE.... WHEN SUPPORTED (Remember he is not in the Forbes 500 Rich List AND neither am I rolleyes.gif ).....and wishes to continue doing so....as the Snow Leopard approaches.... wink_anim.gif

You can make a PayPal donation (according to your personal circumstances and wishes) to Mysticus C* to support his continued work on nForce chipset "friendly" software...

BUT NOW you can also donate a nForce chipset laptop/desktop should you wish to......Login to become a donator.....


UPDATE March 2009 :

Mysticus C* Apple Delta/Combo Updates on nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs - Currently updates to 10.5.6 - can be found here.... ARCHIVE Mysticus C* SOFTWARE :

10.5.5 Updater Packages:

The Mysticus C* nForce Drivers Installer v1.2 and 10.5.5 Combo Update Patches v1.2.0 are BOTH available here ..... thumbsup_anim.gif

At my request Mysticus C* has produced a standalone installer, primarily for nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO owners (although other users may benefit from it too....see installer options smile.gif ) for the following advances of particular benefit to nForce chipset MOBOs:

XDarwin's NVdarwin GFX card driver installer

eno's nForceLAN onboard LAN driver for nForce MOBOs

MercurySquad et al.'s Voodoo kernel

slashack's NForceATA Darwin ATA Drivers (enables more than 2GB or 3GB of RAM to be used)

incorporating Mysticus C*'s USB mount and controller fixes too that will allow a post-OSx86 install on OSx86 10.5.2 and later........ALTHOUGH the installer is optimised for 10.5.5..... wink_anim.gif

In his current version nForce Drivers Installer (v1.2), Mysticus C* has updated the current 0.62.3n beta version of eno's nForceLAN kext with the 0372-3 device IDs and provided it in two variants......one with the OptimizationMode set to 0 (for throughput-load optimization) and the other set to 1 (for CPU-load optimization)....... smile.gif

I have successfully run version 1.0 of Mysticus C*'s nForce Drivers installer on

(i) Kalyway 10.5.2 OSx86 Test System (on an external USB2.0 [2 x 250GB SATA HDD] RAID enclosure running in BIG mode),
(ii) iDeneb v1.1 10.5.4 system, and
(iii) JaS 10.5.4 updated to 10.5.5 using Mysticus C*'s 10.5.5 Combo Updater Packages.

Both (ii) and (iii) are OSx86 Test Systems on an external eSATA [750GB SATA HDD] enclosure.

The installer runs successfully on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus (650i nForce chipset) MOBO with Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 G0 Version CPU OC'd to 3.0GHz, Gigabyte NVidia GeForce 8600GT GFX card, 6GB 667MHza DDR2 RAM, 3xSATA HDDs, PATA DVDRW, 2 x onboard nForce MCP55/Marvell 88E1116 LAN controller/chipset, and Netgear GA311 RTL8169 chipset NIC.....

The installer options in version v1.2 are:


Attached File  nForce_Drivers_V1.2.gif   33.21KB   1398 downloads


BUT this does not mean that all of the installed kexts & kernel will run without error on your PC OSx86 system........


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KERNEL & KEXT & SYSTEM UPDATES


1. slashack's AppleNForceATA.kext for nForce MOBOs

There is continuing good progress using the slashack AppleNForceATA kext to access RAM ≥ 3GB...... biggrin.gif

The AppleNForceATA.kext v0.1 is working very well for most users; although some may have issues with DVD drives and others may have issues with the Voodoo kernel........see slashack's thread.....


2. eno's nForceLAN.kext for nForce MOBOs


There is continuing good progress using the eno nForceLAN kext...... biggrin.gif


eno's latest nForceLAN onboard LAN driver (
[0.62.13n] Code/dependency cleanup. Moved link timer to separate event source (testing). Invalid MAC is replaced by a pseudo-random number instead of a random one (should fix any iTunes issues).) allows HPET to remain enabled in BIOS since disabling HPET in BIOS may be an issue for users who dual boot Vista and OS X as HPET is recommended for Vista multimedia applications......see here.


3. Slice's USB2.0 kexts for Leopard (with Sleep support)

There is continuing good news regarding Slice's USB2.0 kexts....... biggrin.gif


There is a new compilation by Slice from 10.5.7 sources
, with a version change to
3.4.4 This version includes all previous fixes, new DeviceIDs and forced sleep capabilities even if it is not really supported (as discussed with Hafnium). All files tested in 10.5.5 so it compatible with old systems (Leopard only!). Download the kexts from his thread here.....

Download attachments to desktop
Double click to unzip
Enter Terminal
sudo -s
mkdir ~/Desktop/Off
cp -r -v ~/Desktop/*USB*.kext /S*/L*/E*/IOUSB*/C*/P*/
chown -R root:wheel
/S*/L*/E*/IOUSB*/C*/P*/
rm -v /S*/L*/E*.mke*
diskutil repairpermissions /
reboot



4. Vanilla kernels and Voodoo kernels


My 650i MOBO does not like the 9.5.1 vanilla kernel
.......while it does not always hang during the booting process......it comes up with messages like ".......disk not supported." and on one occasion when it reached the Desktop, moving the mouse away from the Hardware Monitor File tab just generated the Apple "spinning rainbow wheel".....but I did have the eno nForceLAN kext installed....
However, I did not have the eno nForceLAN kext installed the last time I installed the 9.5.1 vanilla kernel.....but on booting my system bootup screen froze after the following last four error lines appeared:

ERROR: Firewire unable to determine......
AppleNForceATA: found 0 units. AppleNForceATA::free( 0x98a9600)

I waited for over 10 minutes but no further boot progress beyond this point......

The first error line was repeated 10's of time before last appearance and disk3s5 is the HDD volume I was booting from:
disk3s5: loctl (_IOW,'d',31,32) is unsupported.

9.5.1 vanilla is reported to also cause the loctl error on an Asus Striker II Extreme (790i chipset)...and reported not to work on a XFX 780i MOBO either..... sad.gif

Same is likely to be true with the Vanilla 9.6.0 kernel........or perhaps not........as some are running the 9.6.0 Vanilla kernel on a 750i nForce chipset MOBO e.g. icedtrip and Matthew L. on
a Asus P5N-D......

USE VOODOO 9.5.0 RELEASE VERSION v1.0 kernel........Voodoo 9.6.0 under development.......see here........
smile.gif

Check out the 10.5.7 (9.7.0) and 10.5.8 (9.8.0) vanilla kernels......they are apparently working without any problems (e.g. all cores running, no kernel panics, boot/sleep/shutdown issues etc....) for quite some Series 7 nForce chipset MOBO owners......e.g. karterilla......


5. Leopard OS X 10.5.6


Successful clean system installation and subsequent operation of Leopard 10.5.6 on External eSATA HDD OS X volume partitioned as MBR connected to my system ......see my Sunday 28th December blog entry in my blog.....Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus (nForce 650i) + Q6600 running full CI/QE, USB 2.0, audio, networking (RTL8169 NIC), eSATA, and Firewire 400 (IEEE1394a) operation...... with subsequent manual installation of slashack's AppleNForceATA.kext for 6GB RAM operation..... smile.gif

This success bodes well for Mysticus C* next surprise for nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOS..... wink_anim.gif


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Kernel and/or Kext Testing



On my JaS 10.5.5 test system, I have run
HighLoad v1.9.8 memtest on 5020MB to test out the 6GB RAM as regards causing kernel panics with Voodoo Beta 2C kernel and slashack's nForceATA.kext.......all tests passed without any kernel panics!..... thumbsup_anim.gif for Voodoo Beta 2C kernel and slashack's nForceATA kext.

Attached File  6GB_Slashack_NForceATA_MEMTEST.png   60.5KB   298 downloads

Voodoo Beta 2C now successfully replaced by Voodoo Release Version 1.0 Rev_A


LATEST TESTING NEWS

A. VoodooHDA.kext version 0.2.2 released.....see here......

Mute is now working.........autoswitching between speakers (unknown) on rear port and headphones on front port is still not working....

Attached File  Sound_Output_VoodooHDA_v2.2.tiff   47.49KB   78 downloadsAttached File  Sound_Input_VoodooHDAv2.2.tiff   47.75KB   35 downloadsAttached File  Audio_MIDI_Setup_VoodooHDAv2.2.tiff   60.63KB   29 downloads

B. Experimental Source for VoodooHDA released.........see here and here.......

If you are unwilling to learn by doing.......jump to Step 5. to find my already compiled VoodooHDA.kext.......otherwise, continue learning by reading and doing.......

1. Download and install Xcode 3.1.2 if not already installed and download the VoodooHDA read-only source using Terminal:

CODE
sudo svn checkout http://voodoohda.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ voodoohda-read-only


which will generate a file list:

QUOTE
A voodoohda-read-only/PCMBlitterLib.h
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDADevice.cpp
A voodoohda-read-only/PCMBlitterLibX86.cpp
A voodoohda-read-only/Info.plist
A voodoohda-read-only/getdump.c
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDADevice.h
A voodoohda-read-only/helper.sh
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDAEngine.cpp
A voodoohda-read-only/AudioClip.cpp
A voodoohda-read-only/Tables.c
A voodoohda-read-only/Shared.h
A voodoohda-read-only/Registers.h
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDAEngine.h
A voodoohda-read-only/OssCompat.h
A voodoohda-read-only/Tables.h
A voodoohda-read-only/Private.h
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDAUserClient.cpp
A voodoohda-read-only/PCMBlitterLibDispatch.h
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDAUserClient.h
A voodoohda-read-only/Verbs.h
A voodoohda-read-only/License.h
A voodoohda-read-only/Models.h
A voodoohda-read-only/Readme.txt
A voodoohda-read-only/PCMBlitterLib.cpp
A voodoohda-read-only/Parser.cpp
A voodoohda-read-only/English.lproj
A voodoohda-read-only/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings
A voodoohda-read-only/Common.h
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDA.xcodeproj
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDA.xcodeproj/user.pbxuser
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDA.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDA.xcodeproj/TemplateIcon.tiff
A voodoohda-read-only/VoodooHDA.xcodeproj/user.mode1v3
Checked out revision 2.


and the "voodoohda-read-only" folder in /Users/"Logged-In User"/.....

2. In Terminal type
CODE
cd /Users/"Logged-In User"/voodoohda-read-only
                      sudo su


3. At sh-3.2# prompt, type
CODE
./helper.sh build


In
the "voodoohda-read-only" folder, there will now be a "build" folder containing a "Debug" and "VoodooHDA.build" folder.......inside the "Debug" folder is the compiled VoodooHDA.kext.....

4. In Terminal, rename AppleHDA......
CODE
cd /System/Library/Extensions/
                      sudo mv AppleHDA.kext AppleHDA.kext.back
                      exit


5. Use Kext Helper b7 to install the now
compiled VoodooHDA.kext OR my already compiled VoodooHDA.kext....

6. Reboot with -v -f......You should hopefully hear an audio "crackle" during booting...... smile.gif

What I find
on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus MOBO with Asus SupremeFX Audio Card (with AD1988b audio codec) is as follows:

Attached File  SysProfilerVoodooHDA.tiff   8.3KB   57 downloads
Attached File  Sound_Output_1.tiff   55.79KB   42 downloads
Attached File  Sound_Output_2.tiff   56.54KB   15 downloads
Attached File  Sound_Output_3.tiff   57.8KB   12 downloads
Attached File  Sound_Output_4.tiff   55.76KB   6 downloads
Attached File  Sound_Output_5.tiff   55.58KB   14 downloads
Attached File  Sound_Input_1.tiff   59.85KB   9 downloads
Attached File  Sound_Input_2.tiff   60.41KB   9 downloads
Attached File  Audio_MIDI_Setup.tiff   63.19KB   17 downloads

Rear sound-out ports working on Analog PCM #0: and Front sound-out ports working on Analog PCM #1:.......volume adjusted via Master or PCM.......autoswitching between ports is not working....

Sound Input ports and Digital PCM #2: have not been tested.......


C. Now available
THe KiNG's fix for the AD1998b audio codec on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus MOBO with Asus SupremeFX Audio Card....it now enables Line in and Mute....unlike the Taruga_AD1988b_Rev3 / Rev4 installer......

Attached File  IntelHDA.png   36.59KB   116 downloadsAttached File  Sound_Output.png   44.02KB   99 downloads
Attached File  Sound_Input.png   43.43KB   67 downloads

His Leopard HDAEnabler.kext and the AD1988b.HDA.FIX.kext, plus the necessary original 10.5.6 AppleHDA.kext can be got here.....install all three kexts simultaneously using Kext Helper b7.......


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FURTHER BREAKING NEWS:
The following development from Verdant is a concept and work in progress......


"OSx86DeFacto" USB Flash Drive
OSx86 Install
DVD Booter

Reason for release:

There are many posters in my nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO topics reporting difficulties in installing OSx86 (i.e. OS X Leopard on x86 system) onto a SATA HDD, most often when using a SATA DVDRW (although it must be said that some posters even have difficulties with SATA/PATA, PATA/PATA, PATA/SATA DVDRW/HDD combinations generating the now infamous "still waiting for boot device" boot screen error).... sad.gif

For an example of the convoluted routes that have had to be used to get a working OS X installation, see here...... wallbash.gif

For this reason, I have decided to release now, what I still regard as a concept & as work in progress that I have developed into a working solution for myself and Yossarian22 to overcome the problem of OSx86Install DVDs that were OK (i.e. with no burn or patching errors) but which would not install OSx86......a USB Flash Drive OSx86 Install DVD Booter.......called "OSx86DeFacto"..... angel.png

My Concept:

My idea was generated by my use of XPostFacto, which is software that enables the installation of OS X Tiger on unsupported G3 and G4 PowerMacs......namely, the concept of being able to start the boot process using a bootloader supported fully by the computer system/hardware and then pass the initiated boot process onto the OS to be installed, which would then take the boot process forward to completion..... wink_anim.gif

So, based on (i) having a MOBO that supports BIOS booting from USB devices and (ii) knowing that many (BUT not all) USB flash drivers can be formatted as bootable drives, I thought about using a USB flash drive to initiate booting via the Darwin non-EFI bootloader and to then pass the boot process over to the OSx86 Install DVD in the SATA or PATA DVDRW in order to bypass the SATA/PATA, PATA/PATA, PATA/SATA DVDRW/HDD combination "booting from DVDRW/HDD boot device recognition" issues..... smile.gif

My Implementation:

I have been able to implement this concept ONLY by standing on the shoulders of OSx86 "giants" such as ToH, Kalyway, iATKOS, etc. and by using OSx86Tools by ~pcwiz, who likewise credits the various developers etc. who have brought OSx86 development to where it is now�� thumbsup_anim.gif

Thus, I claim absolutely no credit for the component parts of the working solution that I have compiled...... angel.png

My Test Results in Blue (on my 650i MOBO) and Beta Tester Results in Green

OSx86 install DVD=========================Booting passed to DVD===OS X Installer Launched

Kalyway Leopard 10.5.1------------------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)----------------Yes
iATKOS v1.0r2 Leopard 10.5.1--------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)----------------Yes
iATKOS v1.0r3 Leopard 10.5.1--------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)----------------Yes
Kalyway Leopard 10.5.2------------------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)----------------Yes
iATKOS v2.0i Leopard 10.5.2----------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)----------------Yes
JaS Leopard 10.5.4 (unpatched)-----------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)-----------------Yes
JaS Leopard 10.5.4 (nForceATA patched)---------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)----------------Yes
iDeneb v1.1 Leopard 10.5.4------------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)-----------------Yes
iPC OSx86 10.5.6 (Beta unpatched with PPF1)--------Yes (rd=diskXs2)----------------Yes

iDeneb v1.3 Leopard 10.5.5 (patched)---------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)-----------------Yes (matticus on 630i)

iPC OSx86 10.5.6 (Final patched with V1.1 PPF)-----Yes (rd=diskXs2)-----------------Yes (meww on 780i)


Leo4all v3 10.5.2----------------------------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)-----------------Yes (aly69 w/ Chameleon 2.0RC1 on 610i)

iATKOS v1.0r2 Leopard 10.5.1--------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)----------------Yes
(mandaodex w/ Chameleon 2.0RC1 on 650i)


iPC OSx86 10.5.6 (Final patched with V1.1 PPF)-----Yes (rd=diskXs2)-----------------Yes (DSpdier w/ Chameleon 2.0 RC2 on 630i)

N.B. The value for X in rd=diskXs2 or rd=diskXs3 is dependent on the number of storage/media read/write devices connected to the MOBO�..X starts from 0 and Y starts from 1. For example, the first volume on the first internal HDD will have the Disk Indentifier of disk0s1, while the second volume will be disk0s2 and so on.

My Disclaimer:

(i) MYSELF AND MY ALPHA TESTER (YOSSARIAN22) HAVE nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs, THUS NO TESTING HAS BEEN DONE ON NON-nForce chipset (e.g. Intel, VIA, ATI) and/or NON-Intel CPU (i.e. AMD) MOBOs.

(ii) THUS, NO WARRANTY IS IMPLIED OR GIVEN AS TO WHETHER OR NOT OSx86DeFacto WILL WORK FOR YOU AS IT DOES FOR US, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE AN AMD CPU MOBO, AND

(iii) REMEMBER NOT ALL USB FLASH DRIVES ARE BOOTABLE AND NOT ALL MOBO/BIOS COMBINATIONS PERMIT BIOS BOOTING FROM USB DEVICES....OSx86DeFacto REQUIRES A BOOTABLE USB FLASH DRIVE OF AT LEAST 256MB CAPACITY AND A MOBO/BIOS THAT WILL ENABLE BIOS BOOTING FROM OSx86DeFacto.

(iv) IT IS NEITHER GUARANTEED NOR CLAIMED NOR IMPLIED THAT OSx86DeFacto WILL ENABLE BOOTING OF EVERY OSx86 Install DVD DISTRIBUTION AND/OR OF A TESTED OSx86 Install DVD DISTRIBUTION ON EVERY PC SYSTEM.

My OSx86DeFacto Setup and Use Guide: How to set up and use the OSx86DeFacto USB Flash Drive DVD OSx86 Install Booter:

Step 1. Obtain one or more 256MB USB Flash Drive (or higher capacity) to test for bootability, or only one if you know that it is bootable�.

Step 2. Use the Partition function of Disk Utility in OS X on an Intel Mac to partition the USB Flash Drive as Master Boot Record (MBR) and format it as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as a single partition or on the first volume as OSx86DeFacto.

Step 3. Use OSx86Tools to install the Darwin non-EFI bootloader onto the USB stick by clicking on Install EFI/Run FDISK, choosing for Disk to Use:

"OSx86DeFacto"

and for EFI to Install:

"No EFI (Darwin Bootloader)"

and then clicking on Install EFI button......if successful it should say "Non-EFI Bootloader installed!".

If No EFI (Darwin Bootloader) does not work for your MOBO, then try other bootloaders, e.g. PC_EFI v8, Chameleon 1.0.11, PC_EFI v9/Chameleon 1.0.12, Chameleon 2.0RC1.......

Step 4. Owners of nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs who post in my nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO topics, who I believe have exhausted all other options for solving their DVD and/or HDD OSx86 booting problems will be invited by myself to PM me to get the download link for OSx86DeFacto, which they must agree not to (i) post in the public domain, e.g. in this forum or in other fora and/or (ii) pass on to another person or persons without my agreement.

Step 5. Having downloaded the OSx86DeFacto.zip file, unzip it (using Unarchiver, BetterZip, Stuffit Expander, or whichever unzip software you use) to extract the OSx86DeFacto.dmg file.

Now you have two options for copying the OSx86DeFacto.dmg file onto the USB Flash Drive BUT REMEMBER WITH EITHER OPTION DO NOT SELECT THE OPTION TO ERASE THE TARGET VOLUME i.e. the USB Flash Drive!

Option A. Use Restore Function of OS X Disk Utility

Use "drag and drop" to place the OSx86DeFacto USB Flash Drive volume into the Destination: box, and click the Image button to navigate to the OSx86DeFacto.dmg file and select it as the Source, or use "drag and drop" to place the OSx86DeFacto.dmg file into the Source: box.

DO NOT CHECK (TICK) the Erase destination checkbox!!!!

Click on Restore button.


Option B. Use Carbon Copy Cloner

Use Carbon Copy Cloner 3.1.1 or 3.1.2,and click on "Select a source" and choose "Restore from disk image...." for the Source Disk and then click on "Select a target"and choose "USB_Boot_JaS_iATKOS.dmg" as the source, and for the Target, select your USB memory stick OS X volume "USB_JaS_iATKOS_Bootloader"..... Now choose for Cloning options: "Backup everything"

DO NOT SELECT "Erase the target volume" option or "Delete items that don't exist on the source"!!!!

Ignore the "The target volume will not be bootable because a required system file (bin) does not exist at the root of the source volume." warning message.

Step 6. Place the chosen OSx86 Install DVD in the SATA or PATA DVDRW of the PC onto which you want to install OSx86, then eject the USB Bootloader from your Intel Mac (or other OSx86PC) and plug it in your PC.

Step 7. Determine the value of X, in rd=diskXs2 or in rd=diskXs3 as appropriate for the chosen OSx86 Install DVD, based upon the number of the number of storage/media read/write devices connected to the MOBO (whether internal or external devices), noting that X starts from 0 and Y starts from 1.

For example, the first volume on the first internal HDD will have the Disk Indentifier of disk0s1, while the second volume will be disk0s2 and so on; a second internal two volume HDD would have disk1s1 and disk2s2.....

It is strongly recommended that, apart from the OSx86DeFacto USB Flash Drive, you have no external storage/media read/write devices connected to the MOBO......i.e no other external devices connected unless you are attempting to install OSx86 onto an external HDD [USB2.0, eSATA, or Firewire IEEE1394a or IEEE1394b] and/or are using an external SATA or PATA DVDRW......it will simplify the matter of determining X for the SATA or PATA DVDRW..... smile.gif

PLEASE INITIALLY TRY OSx86DeFacto WITH THE rd=diskXsY OPTIONS GIVEN IN THE TABLE BELOW according to the chosen OSX86 Distribution DVD and the deduced X value for the PC system PC onto which you want to install OSx86:

OSx86 install DVD=========================Booting passed to DVD===OS X Installer Launched

Kalyway Leopard 10.5.1------------------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)----------------Yes
iATKOS v1.0r2 Leopard 10.5.1--------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)----------------Yes
iATKOS v1.0r3 Leopard 10.5.1--------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)----------------Yes
Kalyway Leopard 10.5.2------------------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)----------------Yes
iATKOS v2.0i Leopard 10.5.2----------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)----------------Yes
JaS Leopard 10.5.4 (unpatched)-----------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)-----------------Yes
JaS Leopard 10.5.4 (nForceATA patched)---------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)----------------Yes
iDeneb v1.1 Leopard 10.5.4------------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)-----------------Yes
iPC OSx86 10.5.6 (Beta unpatched with PPF1)--------Yes (rd=diskXs2)----------------Yes

iDeneb v1.3 Leopard 10.5.5 (patched)---------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)-----------------Yes (matticus on 630i)

iPC OSx86 10.5.6 (Final patched with V1.1 PPF)-----Yes (rd=diskXs2)-----------------Yes (meww on 780i)


Leo4all v3 10.5.2----------------------------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs2)-----------------Yes (aly69 w/ Chameleon 2.0RC1 on 610i)

iATKOS v1.0r2 Leopard 10.5.1--------------------------------Yes (rd=diskXs3)----------------Yes
(mandaodex w/ Chameleon 2.0RC1 on 650i)


iPC OSx86 10.5.6 (Final patched with V1.1 PPF)-----Yes (rd=diskXs2)-----------------Yes (DSpdier w/ Chameleon 2.0 RC2 on 630i)

I would suggest that for iATKOS v4i, iATKOS v4.1, iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5, you try rd=diskXs3.

For Leo4All v3 and other OSX86 Install DVDs, it will be a matter of initially trying rd=diskXs2 or rd=diskXs3, there are so many now.

Step 8. Reboot your PC and press the F8 key (or whichever key you need to) IMMEDIATELY after the message "Press DEL to enter SETUP, Press TAB to display BIOS POST message" or similar appears on-screen, in order to bring up the message "Loading Boot Menu......" and when the PC BIOS "Boot Menu" window appears on-screen, select your USB flash memory drive from the list of bootable drives presented in the "Boot Menu", and press Enter......

When the Darwin Bootloader appears, press any key quickly and at the "boot:" prompt, type

CODE
-v  rd=diskXsY


where X is your deduced value and Y is either 2 or 3 (very unlikely to be an integer higher than 3)

and press Enter.

If the bootloader starts loading kexts e.g. AppleNForceATA.....and freezes with "Still waiting for root device error", then the appropriate value for X in rd=diskXs2 or rd=diskXs3 has not been chosen (assuming of course that the DVD is not corrupted or damaged in any way)........so repeat Step 8 using "rd=disk3s2 -v"......etc. until booting from the OSx86 Install DVD occurs.

If booting from OSx86DeFacto fails with boot screen error messages and/or a kernel panic, and/or the booting process cannot be passed on to the OSx86 Install DVD no matter what X and Y values are tried, then I am very sorry BUT please read the DISCLAIMER above.


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Below are block diagrams showing the 790i Ultra, 780i and 750i nForce chipset architectures to help thread readers understand more about nForce chipset MOBOs.....

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To start, I'm going to build up a rig with the following parts and see if I can get it to work:

Silverstone TJ09 Chassis
PC Power and Cooling 1200 Watt Unit
EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW Motherboard
EVGA GTX 280 FTW (I may drop this to a 8500GT, 8800GT, 9800 GT, 9800GTX+ depending on what works)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Processor
2x10,000 RPM WD 3 Gb/s Velociraptor SATA drives
(I will keep them out of RAID for this project, since there isn't a solution to nforce software raid issues. Instead, I will use a single drive for OSX and a single drive for Vista Ultimate 32bit.)
2x2GB OCZ Reaper 12800 DDR3 Memory (Using maxmem=2048 or 3078 - might just pull a stick for the OSX Segment.)
LG 22x DVDRW IDE (due to the known SATA DVDRW Issues.)

I plan to use the ATKOS v2i ISO - I will let you guys know how this goes. If there are other images/distros that work better for this, or if anyone has any input - please share, as I'm hardly as well versed as Mysticus C* or Verdant when it comes to osx running on a PC.

If I need to swap parts, I will and will update the hardware list accordingly. If this works, great - if we run into a brick wall - I'll drop down to a DDR2 solution with the 780 board, lastly I'll hit up a 750i board with a similar config and see where we end up. The goal is to getting a working tutorial on how to get this to work.

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To start, I'm going to build up a rig with the following parts and see if I can get it to work:

Silverstone TJ09 Chassis
PC Power and Cooling 1200 Watt Unit
EVGA nForce 790i SLI FTW Motherboard
EVGA GTX 280 FTW (I may drop this to a 8500GT, 8800GT, 9800 GT, 9800GTX+ depending on what works)
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Processor
2x10,000 RPM WD 3 Gb/s Velociraptor SATA drives
(I will keep them out of RAID for this project, since there isn't a solution to nforce software raid issues. Instead, I will use a single drive for OSX and a single drive for Vista Ultimate 32bit.)
2x2GB OCZ Reaper 12800 DDR3 Memory (Using maxmem=2048 or 3078 - might just pull a stick for the OSX Segment.)
LG 22x DVDRW IDE (due to the known SATA DVDRW Issues.)

I plan to use the ATKOS v2i ISO - I will let you guys know how this goes. If there are other images/distros that work better for this, or if anyone has any input - please share, as I'm hardly as well versed as Mysticus C* or Verdant when it comes to osx running on a PC.

If I need to swap parts, I will and will update the hardware list accordingly. If this works, great - if we run into a brick wall - I'll drop down to a DDR2 solution with the 780 board, lastly I'll hit up a 750i board with a similar config and see where we end up. The goal is to getting a working tutorial on how to get this to work.


That is a great idea..........welcome on board....... :happymac:

Other forum members with useful input are:

1. karterilla @ Sep 18 2008, 06:42 PM whose MOBO has a 790i chipset

I was able to boot, install and use an Asus Striker II NSE

My config:
the Asus Striker II NSE
a Quad Extreme 65nm Q6850 3.0GHZ processor
4 GB RAM 1333
the ADI audio card which comes with the board
an Hamlet 1Gb NIC (on board no way...)
an ATI HD3850 512MB

I've used iAtkos 2.0i with nForce kernel (nforce -v at DVD boot after F8) 10.5.2 distrib.

Works almost everything but the 2 Ethernet ports.
Need to boot from a IDE DVD driver (SATA DVD no way)


The Asus Striker II NSE MOBO is touted by Asus as "The Ultimate Gaming/Overclocking Platform"......it is
- Intel Quad-core CPU Ready
- Intel Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo Ready
- Support Intel next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU
- NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI
- Dual-channel DDR3 1600(O.C)/1333/1066/800 Support
- Fusion Block System
- CPU Level Up
- Memory Level Up
- LCD Poster

I'm using a $10 RTL 8169 (with Apple own driver...).

About having a stable system: after 24 hours of real usage with voodoo 9.4b1 kernel on 10.5.5 not a single freeze!! wow!! and with full 4GB RAM

I' was able to make the audio working, manually taking away all Apple (modded or not) Audio kexts and reinstalling rev.3.


So, it is worthwhile us keeping up with developments of the current Voodoo XNU 9.4.0 Kernel and next Voodoo XNU 9.5.0 Kernel......

Testers Needed! All kinds of systems, but specially those running an SSE2 only or AMD CPU or non-Intel motherboards like nForce. Please see the Hardware page for specific details on what hardware we need to test on.


2. kenkenc @ Sep 20 2008, 04:34 PM whose MOBO has a 750i chipset

Verdant

I too have have the P5N-D, been struggling with the same freezes. I was trying such options as "maxmem=3072" & disabling IDE devices in my bios

After reading you're posts here I copied some of your bios settings and things have been running great "knock on wood"

Really really a great thanks to you if this solves the problem. If not thanks to you any ways :)



Two other questions if I may... I use the Apple Ethernet USB adapter. Humm so under heavy download that could possibly slow down my CPU? For my system I only score a 150 on Xbench

#2 anyway to update to 10.5.4 > 10.5.5 with out Vanilla? I tried 10.5.4 but I can use modbin


3. ASNNetworks @ Sep 19 2008, 10:39 PM whose MOBO has a 750i chipset

QUOTE(ASNNetworks @ Sep 19 2008, 10:39 PM) Posted Image@verdant
Holy sh!ttt that guys also had the 750i chipset...And he says it works now...I HOPE that it works for me aswel....I actually wanted to give up...THANKS ALLOOOOTT FOR THIS DUDEEE!!!

P.S. I have the P5N-D, and it's 750i nForce, so is his, but if he has a different motherboard...would tat matter? It's all about the chipset righ?



I hope we can make it work;) I'm just no sure that it'll work, since I have the P5N-D 750i, and the other guy has the evga 750i...

@ Verdant

What do I have to do actually? Just install it, I used the speedstep kernel since I have the Q6600...
Should I just install it, and then run OSX86Tools?

No......the steps are (i) sort out BIOS settings (ii) sort out install selections, generally installing audio, video and network drivers after you have got the main system functioning OK....

So, I suggest you check your BIOS as follows (you may not have all the BIOS parameters shown in the list......indicate which you have by using different text color):


APIC Mode [Enabled]
MPS Version Control for OS [Default]
"What are the options in your BIOS for the MPS Version Control?"
Limit CPUID Max Val [Disabled]
Speedstep [Disabled]
CPU Thermal Control [Enabled]
C1E [Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Virtualization Tech [Disabled]

CPU Core 0 [Enabled]
CPU Core 1 [Enabled]
CPU Core 2 [Enabled]
CPU Core 3 [Enabled]

HPET [Enabled]

OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Primary Master PIO [Auto]
Primary Slave PIO [Auto]
Primary Master UDMA [Auto]
Primary Slave UDMA [Auto]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Serial-ATA Controller [Enable All]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]

HD Audio [Enabled]


RAID Enable [Enabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Primary RAID [Disabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Secondary RAID [Disabled]


OnChip USB [Enabled]
USB Keyboard Support [Enabled]
USB Mouse Support [Enabled]

ACPI function [Enabled]
ACPI Suspend Type [S3 (STR)]



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Hi every1 im new to the forum and i seem to be stuck with the instalation on my evga 780i. can u guys give me some advises where to go so i can get it thru?!? also i get to install iatkos v3 but cant boot, it says instalation complete , i remove the dvd from rom and it reboots but doesnt get me anywhere but to where we start to choose to boot normally or verboose mode. it just dont get anywhere from there.

I'm stuck at boot where i have to choose which hd to startup, it shows "hd(0,1)-the name of my hd" and nutting happens from there.

CPU= Q6600
MOBO= Evga 780i latest bios(P06)
RAM=2gigs SLI
HD=40g Maxtor(IDE)+ 400g maxtor(SATA)

Much apreciate
ps; sorry my english is rubish

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Hi every1 im new to the forum and i seem to be stuck with the instalation on my evga 780i. can u guys give me some advises where to go so i can get it thru?!? also i get to install iatkos v3 but cant boot, it says instalation complete , i remove the dvd from rom and it reboots but doesnt get me anywhere but to where we start to choose to boot normally or verboose mode. it just dont get anywhere from there.

I'm stuck at boot where i have to choose which hd to startup, it shows "hd(0,1)-the name of my hd" and nutting happens from there.

CPU= Q6600
MOBO= Evga 780i latest bios(P06)
RAM=2gigs SLI
HD=40g Maxtor(IDE)+ 400g maxtor(SATA)

Much apreciate
ps; sorry my english is rubish


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APIC Mode [Enabled]
MPS Version Control for OS [Default]
"What are the options in your BIOS for the MPS Version Control?"
Limit CPUID Max Val [Disabled]
Speedstep [Disabled]
CPU Thermal Control [Enabled]
C1E [Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Virtualization Tech [Disabled]

CPU Core 0 [Enabled]
CPU Core 1 [Enabled]
CPU Core 2 [Enabled]
CPU Core 3 [Enabled]

HPET [Enabled]

OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Primary Master PIO [Auto]
Primary Slave PIO [Auto]
Primary Master UDMA [Auto]
Primary Slave UDMA [Auto]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Serial-ATA Controller [Enable All]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]

HD Audio [Enabled]

RAID Enable [Enabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Primary RAID [Disabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Secondary RAID [Disabled]

OnChip USB [Enabled]
USB Keyboard Support [Enabled]
USB Mouse Support [Enabled]

ACPI function [Enabled]
ACPI Suspend Type [S3 (STR)]

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Green= good to go
Red= not so much :P

APIC Mode [Enabled]
MPS Version Control for OS [Default= 1.4]
"What are the options in your BIOS for the MPS Version Control?" [1.1] and [1.4]
Limit CPUID Max Val [Disabled]
Speedstep [Disabled]
CPU Thermal Control [Enabled]
C1E [Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Virtualization Tech [Disabled]

CPU Core 0 [Enabled]
CPU Core 1 [Enabled]
CPU Core 2 [Enabled]
CPU Core 3 [Enabled]

HPET [Enabled]

OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Primary Master PIO [Auto]
Primary Slave PIO [Auto]
Primary Master UDMA [Auto]
Primary Slave UDMA [Auto]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Serial-ATA Controller [Enable All]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]

HD Audio [Enabled]

RAID Enable [Enabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Primary RAID [Disabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Secondary RAID [Disabled]

OnChip USB [Enabled]
USB Keyboard Support [Enabled]
USB Mouse Support [Enabled]

ACPI function [Enabled]
ACPI Suspend Type [S3 (STR)]

I 4got to mention that i have a e-Gforce VC 8800GT 512 mb
My DVD is ATA and primary HD are ATA

im making some SS of my Bios and ill post l8r so yall can have a look at it

Thx for your help B)

ohh the version i have is iAtkos v1.0i r3 :P sorry if i lead yall on the wrong direction.
I have a creative lab audigy z2 gamer edition, i dont know if i should remove it and just let the onboard sound card. any advice?!?!

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Hi all, here my experience.

I'm using an Asus Striker II NSE (790i) configured in this way:
a Quad Extreme 65nm Q6850 3.0GHZ processor overclocked to 3,33GHz
4 GB RAM 1333 OCZ 1600 DD3 (2x2GB)
the ADI 1988B audio card which comes with the board
an Hamlet 1Gb NIC RTL8169 (on board no way...)
an ATI HD3850 512MB
4 Sata HDs: 2 80GB Segate, 2 250 Maxtor. One for Vista x32 one for Ubuntu 8.04 and 2 for the Mac.
1 IDE Pioneer DVD

I've used iAtkos 4i distrib (10.5.4) with "nforce -v" kernel flags to install. Choose stock AHCI, nforce kernel (9.2.0, ie 10.5.2 modded kernel) and nForce Sata driver.
All other 10.5.4 distrib do not boot at least in my case (iDeneb & Jas).
Nothing else: no video, no network - on-board ports for sure are not working at all, unfortunately.
I had to go in single mode immediately to delete ATI* (all) driver which are installed anyway. I did also delete alla other video drives (nVidia Geforce* and NVDA*) beside AppleIntelGMA*).

After booting I've upgraded everything but 10.5.5.
I've installed Taruga 1988B rev.3 for audio (after manually cleaning all HDA, Azalia stuff...), and I've installed for the video card Natit and the specific ATIHD3850 kext.
Then I've download from here voodoo xnu 9.4b1 kernel and installed.
Their 9.5 alpha 7 (which goes with 10.5.5) is out from today here, but I did'nt take a look yet.
9.4b1 kernel has nForce support but have a problem at least for me (see later here).

I've done the upgrade to 10.5.5 using the delta with the suggested shell script used as in 10.5.2/10.5.3 (see netkas suggestion about it). Before rebooting I've manually installed voodoo 9.4b1 kernel: being sure to set correct ownership (root:wheel) and permission (604) to the mach_kernel file. I've also hidden (after installing Apple developer tools) using SetFile -a V mach_kernel.
Fixed, just in case permission to /System/Library Extensions using DiskUtility and rebooted.

Works fine: I was really surprised.
The iAtkos installation itself was not stable with many frezes (I don't know if this is due to 9.2 kernel) but passing to 10.5.5 and that kernel make the system real stable not a single freeze using it a lot and real in deep!
Again I was really surprise because the darn thing even with Vista was causing me crashes an problems!!!
USB, FW, video, Audio all work fine and since now with no problem.
I've overclocked via BIOS but no more than 3,33 otherwise it want boot.
It is the default setting but:
fan speed (QFan otherwise I'm getting nut from the full speed noise of the processor fan...), splash screen disabled and

TODO:
the voodoo 9.4b1 kerne panic on shutdown (and naturally I need to shut off the system manually) while it restar correctly. I'll give a try to the alpha (really scared anyway...) but I don't know what to do about it at least by now.

Also the system is slow on boot due to:
"IOKitWaitQuiet() timed out waiting to write kernel symbols" which slow down boot (around 20 seconds).
I've read all the possible and tryied any possible suggested solution in different forums with no luck by now.

Another thing I would like to take a look at is the LAN ports: I'm writing a driver for an Intel NIC card for another MoBo porting fom Linux, and if I can find a Linux driver for these 2 MCP55 Ethernet (10de:0373) ports... It is a terrible quest (I know from the Intel port which is really complicated...) but at least a try...

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Oops I've realized I've delete some lines.
My BIOS setting then:
It is almost the default one but: fan speed (QFan, otherwise I'm getting nut from the full speed noise of the processor fan...), splash screen disabled and CPU Multiplier at 10 (instead of the default 8). Nothing else.


By the way while is was googling for 0373 Linux driver for on-board network ports I've found ENO has a working kext with success from some other guys with the LANs: this is the link.


I'll keep posting my experience here.

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Oops I've realized I've delete some lines.
My BIOS setting then:
It is almost the default one but: fan speed (QFan, otherwise I'm getting nut from the full speed noise of the processor fan...), splash screen disabled and CPU Multiplier at 10 (instead of the default 8). Nothing else.


By the way while is was googling for 0373 Linux driver for on-board network ports I've found ENO has a working kext with success from some other guys with the LANs: this is the link.


I'll keep posting my experience here.


Thanks for the update......I would like us to get to a position where in post #1 I can list in columns

| Key BIOS parameters | Factory default settings | Required settings for stable OSx86 operation |

for the 750i SLI, 780i SLI, 790i SLI, and 790i Ultra SLI chipsets, pretty much regardless of the MOBO they are on and/or the BIOS whether Phoenix-Award or AMI...... :)

Hi all, here my experience.

I'm using an Asus Striker II NSE (790i) configured in this way:
a Quad Extreme 65nm Q6850 3.0GHZ processor overclocked to 3,33GHz
4 GB RAM 1333 OCZ 1600 DD3 (2x2GB)
the ADI 1988B audio card which comes with the board
an Hamlet 1Gb NIC RTL8169 (on board no way...)
an ATI HD3850 512MB
4 Sata HDs: 2 80GB Segate, 2 250 Maxtor. One for Vista x32 one for Ubuntu 8.04 and 2 for the Mac.
1 IDE Pioneer DVD

I've used iAtkos 4i distrib (10.5.4) with "nforce -v" kernel flags to install. Choose stock AHCI, nforce kernel (9.2.0, ie 10.5.2 modded kernel) and nForce Sata driver.
All other 10.5.4 distrib do not boot at least in my case (iDeneb & Jas).
Nothing else: no video, no network - on-board ports for sure are not working at all, unfortunately.
I had to go in single mode immediately to delete ATI* (all) driver which are installed anyway. I did also delete alla other video drives (nVidia Geforce* and NVDA*) beside AppleIntelGMA*).

After booting I've upgraded everything but 10.5.5.
I've installed Taruga 1988B rev.3 for audio (after manually cleaning all HDA, Azalia stuff...), and I've installed for the video card Natit and the specific ATIHD3850 kext.
Then I've download from here voodoo xnu 9.4b1 kernel and installed.
Their 9.5 alpha 7 (which goes with 10.5.5) is out from today here, but I did'nt take a look yet.
9.4b1 kernel has nForce support but have a problem at least for me (see later here).

I've done the upgrade to 10.5.5 using the delta with the suggested shell script used as in 10.5.2/10.5.3 (see netkas suggestion about it). Before rebooting I've manually installed voodoo 9.4b1 kernel: being sure to set correct ownership (root:wheel) and permission (604) to the mach_kernel file. I've also hidden (after installing Apple developer tools) using SetFile -a V mach_kernel.
Fixed, just in case permission to /System/Library Extensions using DiskUtility and rebooted.

Works fine: I was really surprised.
The iAtkos installation itself was not stable with many frezes (I don't know if this is due to 9.2 kernel) but passing to 10.5.5 and that kernel make the system real stable not a single freeze using it a lot and real in deep!
Again I was really surprise because the darn thing even with Vista was causing me crashes an problems!!!
USB, FW, video, Audio all work fine and since now with no problem.
I've overclocked via BIOS but no more than 3,33 otherwise it want boot.
It is the default setting but:
fan speed (QFan otherwise I'm getting nut from the full speed noise of the processor fan...), splash screen disabled and

TODO:
the voodoo 9.4b1 kerne panic on shutdown (and naturally I need to shut off the system manually) while it restar correctly. I'll give a try to the alpha (really scared anyway...) but I don't know what to do about it at least by now.

Also the system is slow on boot due to:
"IOKitWaitQuiet() timed out waiting to write kernel symbols" which slow down boot (around 20 seconds).
I've read all the possible and tryied any possible suggested solution in different forums with no luck by now.

Another thing I would like to take a look at is the LAN ports: I'm writing a driver for an Intel NIC card for another MoBo porting fom Linux, and if I can find a Linux driver for these 2 MCP55 Ethernet (10de:0373) ports... It is a terrible quest (I know from the Intel port which is really complicated...) but at least a try...


I have yet not come across any solution to "IOKitWaitQuiet() timed out waiting to write kernel symbols" which slow down boot (around 20 seconds)......

As for MCP55.....time will tell.....as people try writing/modifying drivers.......in the meantime we can help people to network via NICs.....

Green= good to go
Red= not so much :P

APIC Mode [Enabled]
MPS Version Control for OS [Default= 1.4]
"What are the options in your BIOS for the MPS Version Control?" [1.1] and [1.4]
Limit CPUID Max Val [Disabled]
Speedstep [Disabled]
CPU Thermal Control [Enabled]
C1E [Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Virtualization Tech [Disabled]

CPU Core 0 [Enabled]
CPU Core 1 [Enabled]
CPU Core 2 [Enabled]
CPU Core 3 [Enabled]

HPET [Enabled]

OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Primary Master PIO [Auto]
Primary Slave PIO [Auto]
Primary Master UDMA [Auto]
Primary Slave UDMA [Auto]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Serial-ATA Controller [Enable All]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]

HD Audio [Enabled]

RAID Enable [Enabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Primary RAID [Disabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Secondary RAID [Disabled]

OnChip USB [Enabled]
USB Keyboard Support [Enabled]
USB Mouse Support [Enabled]

ACPI function [Enabled]
ACPI Suspend Type [S3 (STR)]

I 4got to mention that i have a e-Gforce VC 8800GT 512 mb
My DVD is ATA and primary HD are ATA

im making some SS of my Bios and ill post l8r so yall can have a look at it

Thx for your help :angel:

ohh the version i have is iAtkos v1.0i r3 :( sorry if i lead yall on the wrong direction.
I have a creative lab audigy z2 gamer edition, i dont know if i should remove it and just let the onboard sound card. any advice?!?!


Have you now tried installing iATKOS v1.0ir3 with the above BIOS settings.......depending on results the OSx86 Customize selections are the next part to consider.......then we can look at onboard versus PCI sound etc...... :)

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Yes i just re-instaled iAtkos, but now im 1 step further, it boots to greyed screen then tells me to restart my pc by pressing the power button, then it restart and it keeps saying the same over and over again lol... i got some SS of everything and ill post l8r cuz now im heading to church :angel:

Muchos gracias thanks :angel:

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this is what i can get so far :blink:

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These are my BIOS settings, I got them from verdant, so I just copied and pasted his suggestion..

APIC Mode [Enabled]
MPS Version Control for OS [Default]
"What are the options in your BIOS for the MPS Version Control?"
Limit CPUID Max Val [Disabled]
Speedstep [Disabled]
CPU Thermal Control [Enabled]
C1E [Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Virtualization Tech [Disabled]

CPU Core 0 [Enabled]
CPU Core 1 [Enabled]
CPU Core 2 [Enabled]
CPU Core 3 [Enabled]

HPET [Enabled]

OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Primary Master PIO [Auto]
Primary Slave PIO [Auto]
Primary Master UDMA [Auto]
Primary Slave UDMA [Auto]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Serial-ATA Controller [Enable All]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]

HD Audio [Enabled]


RAID Enable [Enabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Primary RAID [Disabled]
SATA 0 to 2 Secondary RAID [Disabled]


OnChip USB [Enabled]
USB Keyboard Support [Enabled]
USB Mouse Support [Enabled]

ACPI function [Enabled]
ACPI Suspend Type [S3 (STR)]

And my pc specs...

Distro I use is Kalyway 10.5.2 with the sleep 9.2.0 kernel (default one)
Motherboard is Asus P5N-D 750i nForce.
CPU is Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz (stock speed, 4 cores)
GPU is XFX 8800GT XXX Alpha Dog Edition, with 512MB RAM

HDD is SATA, Samsung 160GB, 3 partitions, first partition is 60GB (used to be Leopard, but is now for Media and is FAT32, second partition is 80GB and has Vista on it, and the third is 10GB and had Leopard on it. version 10.5.2 by Kalyway.
CD/DVD is IDE
Sound is ALC883 and works only with 2 channels, but works, the kalyway dvd has the kexts in them aswell.

I use 3GB RAM, sometimes I use the maxmem=2048 flag to test if something works, sometimes I completely remove 1GB from my system, but I still got freezes, so I currently use 3GB

I have a PCI Ethernet Card with Realtek 8139D chipset, but connection kept dropping, so I removed it from my PC..That's the only PCI card I had in my pc..I don't have any PCI cards at the moment..

I currently use nForceEthernetDriver.kext, that one works the best with my onboard LAN..I said the best, not perfectly, cause I still get random freezes or even a kernel panic...But the freezes happen after over an hour or so...However I think the kernel panic occurs when I want to download something large with fast speed..And when I reboot then, I will get a kernel panic as soon as I open a site...I have to delete the kext, reboot and re-install it to use the internet again..

And I use a USB Keyboard/Mouse (it's a USB Keyboard with a Mouse trackball in it from Trust)

Mac OXS

I used Kalyway 10.5.2, install works without a problem, always has. When I log on to Mac OSX, I have to install nVinject 0.2.1 and the 512MB option for my 8800GT. The LAN doesn't work, I found a driver called nForceEthernetDriver which works perfectly for about an hour, but then I get a kernel panic, and when I reboot and try to open any site I get a kernel panic, every time I reboot and try again...So onboad LAN is not working so wel right now. And ofcourse there is the problem with random freezes, which are a lot less now thanks to verdant. My system is a lot more stable, but I still get random freezes, could be the LAN...All 4 cores work and I'm using 3GB RAM now, tried maxmem=2048 to see if that fixes the freezing problem, and even removed 1GB out of my pc once, but didn't help.

I guess that's all :P

And I would like to thank verdant for his great effort, cause it sure made my system a lot more stable :D
Now...on to make it (almost) perfect :P

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First to protect your CPU you should set:

CPU Thermal Control [Enabled]

Second as regards Customize selections with iAtkos v1.0ir3:

1. Boot from iATKOS 1.0ir3 DVD - Press F8 at Darwin Bootloader and at boot: prompt type "nforce_core -v" without quotes.

2. Partition HDD as MBR and format install volume as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) and give a unique name without spaces using Disk Utility with iATKOS 1.0ir3 DVD Installer running.

3. DVD Installer Selections:

iATKOS v1.0i Main System Y
Bootloader
Darwin x86 Bootloader N
Darwin EFI
Darwin EFI Bootloader Y
Stock AppleACPIPlatform.kext N
Stock Kernel N
Patches
Kernels
NForce NO-HPET SSE3 Kernel Y
NForce NO-HPET SSE3 Kernel N
SSE2 SSE3 kernel N
Remove CPUPowerManagement ... Y
Remove Thermal Kexts Y
Drivers
VGA N
System N
Network N
Useful Tools
LSPCI Y
Temperature Monitor N

4. On the required restart by the installer DVD, booting up with -v -f (generally recommended after installation)......report back what System Profiler shows under Graphics/Displays and under Audio......if you get any error messages during bootup on the black booting screen please report here in detail (preferably with a screen capture)..... :P

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yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo u r da mann verd. system is up and running

i guess was the termal control on bios that was causint problems, now i just need to figure how to make ethernet work, and format my sata hd as fat32 for winvista :whistle:

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yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo u r da mann verd. system is up and running

i guess was the termal control on bios that was causint problems, now i just need to figure how to make ethernet work, and format my sata hd as fat32 for winvista :whistle:


Glad I was able to get you up and running......Figuring out the correct BIOS settings is a CRITICAL FIRST STEP...... :(

Have you install your video and audio drivers yet........?

Forget about onboard LAN......go for a RTL8169 chipset PCI Ethernet card.

For dual booting Vista and OS X try EasyBCD 1.7.2 in Vista as your first and easiest choice.....there are other options if it does not work for you.....

For updating.......ultimately to 10.5.5......use the Mysticus 10.5.5 Combo Updater BUT NOT just yet......sort out your system to suit your requirements and confirm its stability first..... :D

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Glad I was able to get you up and running......Figuring out the correct BIOS settings is a CRITICAL FIRST STEP...... :)

Have you install your video and audio drivers yet........?

Forget about onboard LAN......go for a RTL8169 chipset PCI Ethernet card.

For dual booting Vista and OS X try EasyBCD 1.7.2 in Vista as your first and easiest choice.....there are other options if it does not work for you.....

For updating.......ultimately to 10.5.5......use the Mysticus 10.5.5 Combo Updater BUT NOT just yet......sort out your system to suit your requirements and confirm its stability first..... :)



my audio is working flawless but my video its saying that got only 32mb(whaddaheck its a 512mb e-Geforce 8800 GT dual slot) and where do i go get the pci ethernet? u talking about the driver or get a real ethernet lol sorry if im being noobish u still my MOBO's HERO rotfl

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my audio is working flawless but my video its saying that got only 32mb(whaddaheck its a 512mb e-Geforce 8800 GT dual slot) and where do i go get the pci ethernet? u talking about the driver or get a real ethernet lol sorry if im being noobish u still my MOBO's HERO rotfl


You still need to install the drivers for your graphics card :) Use nVinject 0.2.1 and then the 512MB, works perfectly with my 8800GT, but I use kalyway...I used iAtkos v1.0i, but nVinject didn't work for me there...But you can always try :)

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my audio is working flawless but my video its saying that got only 32mb(whaddaheck its a 512mb e-Geforce 8800 GT dual slot) and where do i go get the pci ethernet? u talking about the driver or get a real ethernet lol sorry if im being noobish u still my MOBO's HERO rotfl


You need to install the correct video driver now......suggest you try NVkush : NVidia Graphics Enabler v4.20.2 first.......

Real "go and buy" Gigabit Ethernet PCI card with RTL8169 chipset........

my audio is working flawless but my video its saying that got only 32mb(whaddaheck its a 512mb e-Geforce 8800 GT dual slot) and where do i go get the pci ethernet? u talking about the driver or get a real ethernet lol sorry if im being noobish u still my MOBO's HERO rotfl


You need to install the correct video driver now......suggest you try NVkush : NVidia Graphics Enabler v4.20.2 first.......

Real "go and buy" Gigabit Ethernet PCI card with RTL8169 chipset.......e.g. Netgear GA311...

Must get some sleep now...... :)

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my linksys wireless is working perfect i don't need to go buy a NIC by now hehehe thx anyway.
One more thing i cant instal vista on my sata hd its says is not a valid windows format, its acting weird since i tried to instal iAtkos on it, will have to stay awake all nite trying to figure it out lol. (Hope wife doesnt get mad) :P

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You'll have to format the partitiom you want to install Vista on to NTFS....
BUT I had a problem where it wouldn't install even when I reformated it...I had to delete ALL partitons and create new ones, and install Vista THEN Mac OSX!!!!
You could have that problem aswell..





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