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I have been searching here and the wiki and been unable to locate what method I should be using to install OSX on my new system.

System Specs:
Asus P5QC Mobo
Q6600 Processor
8 gigs of G-Skill DDR2 1066

I have read about iDeneb not to mention the more popular install methods so anyone with similar setup or experience that could point me in the right direction would be appreciated. Thanks.

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This guy seems to have it working - maybe you could ask him
http://forum.insanel...&...st&p=970722

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I have PMed that user.

Is there anyone else that may be able to assist me? I am at a point where I believe it is necessary to flash my bios. The iDeneb boots from disc correctly however it is not locating ANY of my HDDs. Any suggestions?

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Can you just use the DSDT patcher with EFI v9? If that is the case then just do a retail install with grub-dfe.

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Hey there.

I two am working on trying to get my P5QC motherboard install working perfectly.

Here is what I have figured out thus far:
1 - No way around it, need the hacked bios for your board.
2 - Don't use IDE drives. Make sure your HD and DVD/CD drive are SATA.
3 - Set your IDE settings in the bios to AHCI.
4 - Disable the onboard NIC and IDE device. Get yourself an add in NIC like a Netgear GA311 (works OOTB).

Here is a quick write up I've been working on based off the iDeneb 10.5.5 release. It as links to the drivers I used for most everything.

Hardware:
Motherboard: Asus P5QC (BIOS is hacked version 1406, see below)
CPU: Intel Dual Core 3.0GHz
Harddrive: 1 x Segate 500GB (SATA)
CD/DVD: Pioneer DVD Drive (SATA)
Video: Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT 256MB
Audio: RealTek ALC1200 (onboard)
Network:

Software:
iDeneb 1.3: Check your favorite torrent site or news groups.
P5QC 1406 hacked bios: http://www.osxcores.....net/index.html
AFUDOS 2.11: Google search for it and download.
Kext Helper: http://www.cheetha.n...r/Software.html
Audio Kext: http://forum.insanel...t...st&id=38967
DOS bootable floppy: Make one or Google search for one.

Good Reads Before You Begin:
OSX86 on Intel P45 chipset?:
http://forum.insanel...480#entry793185

10.5.5 OSX86 Tutorial From a Mac n00b:
http://forum.insanel...rt=#entry881733


BIOS Settings:
Main -> Storage Configuration -> Configure SATA as = AHCI
Tools -> Drive Xpert Control = Disabled
Tools -> Express Gate = Disabled
Advanced -> Onboard Device Configuration -> Marvell IDE = Disabled
Advanced -> Onboard Device Configuration -> Atheros GigaBit LAN = Disabled
Boot -> Boot Device Priority = 1:Removable Device, 2:DVD Drive, 3:Hard Drive

Options to Select during install:
Patches 10.5.5 Ready -> Chipset -> ICHx Fixed
Patches 10.5.5 Ready -> Video -> NVidia -> NVKush
NOTE: NVInject also worked for my setup but Kush gave less errors at boot.
Updates for NVKush can be downloaded from: http://diabolik1605.com/DHF/

Basic Prep and Install:
- Create bootable floppy.
(It will be tight but you should have enough room for the bootable stuff, flash utility and the hacked rom.)
- Copy AFUDOS 2.11 to floppy.
- Copy the 1406.ROM to floppy.
- Boot to floppy and flash the BIOS.
(You need the older version of the flash utility as the flash untility on the motherboard will not let you downgrade or replace a BIOS with the same version.)
- Enter "afudos /i1406.ROM /n" to flash the BIOS.
- Reboot the system (I did a full power off).
- Enter the BIOS and set the settings noted above.
- Put your iDeneb DVD in the drive.
- Reboot.
- When prompted to boot from DVD, hit F8 and enter "-v", then press enter to boot into the install.
- From here you should pretty much follow any OSX install guide to install the software.

NOTE: Make sure to select "Customize" and select the options above changing the video card to match yours!

- Reboot when prompted.
- Enter your information if you wish.

Audio Install:
- Copy Kext Helper to your desktop.
NOTE: I used a USB stick to get the program and driver files to the system since we have no ethernet yet.
- Drag and drop the two audio kext containers onto the Kext Helper icon to launch.
- Enter your password and select "Easy Install".
- Reboot.
- Audio should be working now.

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Thanks Dude, it worked for me using Leopard TOH RC2 :D with your bios instructions (= load Bios 1406).

iMartin

Hey there.

I two am working on trying to get my P5QC motherboard install working perfectly.

Here is what I have figured out thus far:
1 - No way around it, need the hacked bios for your board.
2 - Don't use IDE drives. Make sure your HD and DVD/CD drive are SATA.
3 - Set your IDE settings in the bios to AHCI.
4 - Disable the onboard NIC and IDE device. Get yourself an add in NIC like a Netgear GA311 (works OOTB).

Here is a quick write up I've been working on based off the iDeneb 10.5.5 release. It as links to the drivers I used for most everything.

Hardware:
Motherboard: Asus P5QC (BIOS is hacked version 1406, see below)
CPU: Intel Dual Core 3.0GHz
Harddrive: 1 x Segate 500GB (SATA)
CD/DVD: Pioneer DVD Drive (SATA)
Video: Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT 256MB
Audio: RealTek ALC1200 (onboard)
Network:

Software:
iDeneb 1.3: Check your favorite torrent site or news groups.
P5QC 1406 hacked bios: http://www.osxcores.....net/index.html
AFUDOS 2.11: Google search for it and download.
Kext Helper: http://www.cheetha.n...r/Software.html
Audio Kext: http://forum.insanel...t...st&id=38967
DOS bootable floppy: Make one or Google search for one.

Good Reads Before You Begin:
OSX86 on Intel P45 chipset?:
http://forum.insanel...480#entry793185

10.5.5 OSX86 Tutorial From a Mac n00b:
http://forum.insanel...rt=#entry881733


BIOS Settings:
Main -> Storage Configuration -> Configure SATA as = AHCI
Tools -> Drive Xpert Control = Disabled
Tools -> Express Gate = Disabled
Advanced -> Onboard Device Configuration -> Marvell IDE = Disabled
Advanced -> Onboard Device Configuration -> Atheros GigaBit LAN = Disabled
Boot -> Boot Device Priority = 1:Removable Device, 2:DVD Drive, 3:Hard Drive

Options to Select during install:
Patches 10.5.5 Ready -> Chipset -> ICHx Fixed
Patches 10.5.5 Ready -> Video -> NVidia -> NVKush
NOTE: NVInject also worked for my setup but Kush gave less errors at boot.
Updates for NVKush can be downloaded from: http://diabolik1605.com/DHF/

Basic Prep and Install:
- Create bootable floppy.
(It will be tight but you should have enough room for the bootable stuff, flash utility and the hacked rom.)
- Copy AFUDOS 2.11 to floppy.
- Copy the 1406.ROM to floppy.
- Boot to floppy and flash the BIOS.
(You need the older version of the flash utility as the flash untility on the motherboard will not let you downgrade or replace a BIOS with the same version.)
- Enter "afudos /i1406.ROM /n" to flash the BIOS.
- Reboot the system (I did a full power off).
- Enter the BIOS and set the settings noted above.
- Put your iDeneb DVD in the drive.
- Reboot.
- When prompted to boot from DVD, hit F8 and enter "-v", then press enter to boot into the install.
- From here you should pretty much follow any OSX install guide to install the software.

NOTE: Make sure to select "Customize" and select the options above changing the video card to match yours!

- Reboot when prompted.
- Enter your information if you wish.

Audio Install:
- Copy Kext Helper to your desktop.
NOTE: I used a USB stick to get the program and driver files to the system since we have no ethernet yet.
- Drag and drop the two audio kext containers onto the Kext Helper icon to launch.
- Enter your password and select "Easy Install".
- Reboot.
- Audio should be working now.



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Thanks Dude, it worked for me using Leopard TOH RC2 :wacko: with your bios instructions (= load Bios 1406).

iMartin


You guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After I switched to a SATA and flashed the bios with the altered 1406.rom it installed and booted no problem. Now on to kexting!!!

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Great info found here for the P5QC, It is thank to this post that I was able to setup my OSx86. BUT i did make minor changes:

BIOS Settings:
Main -> Storage Configuration -> Configure SATA as = AHCI
Tools -> Drive Xpert Control = Disabled
Tools -> Express Gate = Disabled
Advanced -> Onboard Device Configuration -> Marvell IDE = Disabled
Advanced -> Onboard Device Configuration -> Atheros GigaBit LAN = Disabled

Boot -> Boot Device Priority = 1:Removable Device, 2:DVD Drive, 3:Hard Drive

All those in red, for me, I did not change. They're all Enabled

Also my on board NIC was working at boot up. :thumbsup_anim:

Now I just need to figure out how to have Dual boot for my Vista 64 and OSx86.

OMG! this is great. Finally a MAC that has unlimited possibilities of upgrades!
I wish Apple would get it!

Thanks a million Spunky03 and all those sharing the P5QC info.
:pirate2: :thumbsup_anim: :pirate2:

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Hello Guys
cannot get the 1406 to load
not from dos either.
using 2002-bios-asus_p5q_c......for MAC by Juzzi..ROM
can get as far as the black and white apple logo and then stuck.
using tiger osx from torrent 10.4.6.install.dvd
could it be the install CD?- concidering that the logo does show.

MOBO P5QC
any suggestions
thanks much
Sailsel
:(

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using tiger osx from torrent 10.4.6.install.dvd


Why...

Try a 10.5.6 Leopard distro instead.

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Why...

Try a 10.5.6 Leopard distro instead.



Cooooooool Stuff.

it works

still ironing out some bugs.
no sound yet :)

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I have P5qC Mobo

Everything is fine BUT no audio

I switched the audio to AC97 in the Bios (Worked on a P5Q Pro)

I have installed the kexts for p45audio

but I still get no audio

I have installed 10.5.6 system update also

ANY IDEAS??????

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That board uses ALC1200 audio.

Try the kexts from here- they list the P5QC as tested working.

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Thank you to all.

Precious information in this topic for my configuration.

Installing now iDeneb 10.5.8 Lite Edition......... praying... ;)

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can anyone please upload that modded BIOS again ... site from link is down/underconstruction ... thank you very much !!!

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Also looking for that bios! Just got my p5qc osx machine up and running today.. This is gonna be sweet!

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Also looking for that bios! Just got my p5qc osx machine up and running today.. This is gonna be sweet!


This is russian forum but there you can find your bios http://www.applelife...q_pro/9948.html

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This is russian forum but there you can find your bios http://www.applelife...q_pro/9948.html



I signed up but have no idea what to do...i cant download or read a damn thing!





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