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[quote name='awol' post='1283218' date='Sep 28 2009, 03:54 PM']http://www.mediafire...04e75f6e8ebb871

this is P6T Essential that i made
im not taking any credit for this as i just collect kext from the net

Core i7 920 4 core + HT working
PS/2 keyboard and mouse working
ALC 1200 working
Realtek 8111C Working[/quote]

Thanks for this, worked great with this guide. The only problem I have is I still need to have a pc keyboard attached to select my boot drive. As chamelon will not auto start and my usb keyboard is not recognized.

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Awesome guide tweak! Well written and easily implemented. I moved up to 10.6 from 10.5(iatoks) with your guide and it only took a couple of hours on a P6T using awols essentials.


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thank you very 'in much mate you wouldnt know how many times ive messed about with this for a min i was lost

listen tho Chaps

if you have a retail version of leopard (not snow)

you can use this to boot in on the one core with the p6ts boot disk the follow the instructions
that the othr brother posted up for the p6t delux

you dont need a mac to get the os enviroment ( if this is a factor to stopping you from moving forward)

did this all on my i7 pc just boot into the mac on the one core and then o the rest as guided in this easy guide all in all should take a hour

sound works
1080p works
ethernet works
printer/scanner/ works
iphone works
line in mic- stil sorting

scren resoultion chages when playing games still sketchy
nvidea 9400 gt 512mb

also had to reinstal windows in achi mode so that when i pick and choose i dont hae to flip into the bios all in all a vry plasent experience i cant thank you ensough for setting this up as i was gonna call it a day.

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thank you very 'in much mate you wouldnt know how many times ive messed about with this for a min i was lost

listen to if you have a retail version of leopard you can use this to boot in on the ne core withthe p6ts boot disk the follow your instructions you dnt need a mac os enviroment as i did this al on my pc ( n a nutshell floow the p6t delux advice just to get to the mac osx environment then do the rest as guided

sound works
1080p works
ethernet works
printer/scanner/ just setting up now just a quick question do i have to reinstall holding 6+4 to get 64 bit booted up??


To get 64-bit two things need to be done (I need to update the guide to reflect this too): 1) Remove the arch=i386 from your Boot.plist file (location varies depending on whether you did it to EFI, System Partition, or External boot medium). 2) Delete Extensions.mkext and build a new one using Kext Utility. Make sure to put this file back where you deleted the old one. Alternatively you can just drop a folder called "Extensions" in your Extra directory with all the kexts from the KEXTs folder.

I need to stop being a slacker and update this with the changes I've done. I think they've improved the system.

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Hi, tweak41:

Following your method I can boot my Snow Leopard 10.6.1 in my Asus P6T SE (I7 920 + 6 GB RAM) with Nvidia 9800 GT (512 MB) successfully.
However there is one minor problem for my Activity Monitor.
With all cores and HT enabled there is only one CPU shown in my Activity Monitor,
however with all cores enabled and HT disabled, there are 4 CPUs visible.
For the above two conditions in About This Mac and CPU-X all show 4 cores in my system.

Is there any possibility of your DSDT.aml file need modification ?
Because I found there are several "Alias" in the DSDT.dsl which was decompiled from your DSDT.aml such as :

DefinitionBlock ("./dsdt.aml", "DSDT", 1, "A1279", "A1279001", 0x00000001)
{
Scope (_PR)
{
Processor (P001, 0x01, 0x00000810, 0x06) {}
Alias (P001, CPU1)
Processor (P002, 0x02, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Alias (P002, CPU2)
Processor (P003, 0x03, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Alias (P003, CPU3)
Processor (P004, 0x04, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Alias (P004, CPU4)
Processor (P005, 0x05, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Alias (P005, CPU5)
Processor (P006, 0x06, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Alias (P006, CPU6)
Processor (P007, 0x07, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Alias (P007, CPU7)
Processor (P008, 0x08, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Alias (P008, CPU8)
Processor (P009, 0x09, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Alias (P009, CPU9)
Processor (P010, 0x0A, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Processor (P011, 0x0B, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Processor (P012, 0x0C, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Processor (P013, 0x0D, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Processor (P014, 0x0E, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Processor (P015, 0x0F, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
Processor (P016, 0x10, 0x00000000, 0x00) {}
}

Also is your CPU shown as "Unknown" in the first appearance of "About This Mac", then corrected recognized as 4 cores in the following details menu ?
If so, the above "A1279", "A1279001" need modified to "Intel", "I7" too.
Looking forward to your reply ASAP and thanks again !

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Hi, tweak41:

Following your method I can boot my Snow Leopard 10.6.1 in my Asus P6T SE (I7 920 + 6 GB RAM) with Nvidia 9800 GT (512 MB) successfully.
However there is one minor problem for my Activity Monitor.
With all cores and HT enabled there is only one CPU shown in my Activity Monitor,
however with all cores enabled and HT disabled, there are 4 CPUs visible.
For the above two conditions in About This Mac and CPU-X all show 4 cores in my system.


I have the same processor like you and thought the same. But activity monitor shows you at the bottom using the cpu tab how many cpu's you have. I think it is correct you have 1 cpu with 4 cores. If we had the double cpu with 4 cores then we would see 2 cpu black boxes and the cpu floating monitor would have 16 bars (8 cores plus 8 virtual cores for HT).

just a thought.

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Thanks tweak 41
Your guide is maybe one of the most accured I've found on the net
Instalation went problemlos
Thanks for Your effort, saved me month of trying, like i did with my old P5K SE, before switching to
P6T deluxe v1
Thanks again, you're the one
Also work HT, all cores , everything, exept my PS2, but I switched to usb keyboard
THANKS

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This guide is incredible. You just saved me $3000. Thanks!

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Hi, SL is up and running. However, none of the devices work. No sound, no ethernet, nothing. I guess it's an easy fix, but I can't seem to get it right. Any tips?

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Hi, SL is up and running. However, none of the devices work. No sound, no ethernet, nothing. I guess it's an easy fix, but I can't seem to get it right. Any tips?


reboot i had the same issue and everything worked ( ie at the inset the boot up apple welcome screen had no noise but after a reboot ( and change of resolution all worked)

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reboot i had the same issue and everything worked ( ie at the inset the boot up apple welcome screen had no noise but after a reboot ( and change of resolution all worked)


Thanks. I installed the wrong kexts, apparently there is a diiference between Deluxe SE and Deluxe V2... With al the right kexts everything is working like a charm. Can't believe it was so easy to set up a system that's normally $3000...

Thanks again to the community for sharing knowledge!

The only thing I haven't got working is FireWire. Anybody an idea?

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Hi All,

After installing SL, how is your DVD Writer openning? I have Microsoft Wireless Desktop and when I push "Media" button on keyboard which is for Eject command on SL, My DVD writer cover extremely opens up. It is not openning slow as in W7, normal operation? How is yours ?

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Thanks tweak 41
Your guide is maybe one of the most accured I've found on the net
Instalation went problemlos
Thanks for Your effort, saved me month of trying, like i did with my old P5K SE, before switching to
P6T deluxe v1
Thanks again, you're the one
Also work HT, all cores , everything, exept my PS2, but I switched to usb keyboard
THANKS

Congradulation you have got such an achievement for installation of Snow Leopard in P6T deluxe v1.
I am using a P6T SE with I7 920 2.67GHz.
In Windows 7 when I enabled HT I can see 8 cores at Task manager and disable HT there are 4 cores.
But in Snow leopard 10.6.1 when I enable HT I can see only one core at Activity Monitor while CPU-X shows 4 cores and 4x4 threads.
When I disable HT there are 4 cores at Activity Monitor and CPU-X shows 4 cores and 4 threads.
Could you show me what are your results at Activity Monitor both enabled and disabled HT ?
If you can post the photo of Activity Monitor with 16 cores will be highly appreciated.
Thanks.

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Congradulation you have got such an achievement for installation of Snow Leopard in P6T deluxe v1.
I am using a P6T SE with I7 920 2.67GHz.
In Windows 7 when I enabled HT I can see 8 cores at Task manager and disable HT there are 4 cores.
But in Snow leopard 10.6.1 when I enable HT I can see only one core at Activity Monitor while CPU-X shows 4 cores and 4x4 threads.
When I disable HT there are 4 cores at Activity Monitor and CPU-X shows 4 cores and 4 threads.
Could you show me what are your results at Activity Monitor both enabled and disabled HT ?
If you can post the photo of Activity Monitor with 16 cores will be highly appreciated.
Thanks.




bro have you used i bench to chec as i have ht enabled and all cores and with ibench it recognises these
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bro have you used i bench to chec as i have ht enabled and all cores and with ibench it recognises these
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Thanks for your suggestion.
Using iBench I can confirm that all 4 cores can enable HT in spite of Activity Monitor showing just one CPU only.
Just curious to know is there anyone find 8 cores in his/her Activity Monitor ?

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Ok, I hope somebody is able to help me.

The thing is that I don't have a Mac pc ready to install the script for me.
What I've done so far:

1. I've used MacDrive to format two old HDD's to HFS+.
2. Copied an image from Snow Leopard to one of them.
3. Set-up my bios and booted from an old iDeneb 10.5.6 DVD I had lying around from my previous pc.
4. By using the disk utility in the installer from iDeneb I was able to restore the image to the other HDD.
5. Then I tried to run th script from the terminal in the setup but that's where the fun ended.

The terminal inside the setup from Leopard does not support sudo and some other commands so it fialed right away.

So my question is it's possible to run the script from a Windows pc or one with Linux installed? (preferably Windows)And if not is it possible to add the files to the installer manually?

Thanks alot!

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Jsi
Here You go
8 cores from my istat
You'll see crearly

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Jsi
Here You go
8 cores from my istat
You'll see crearly




heres mine from activity monitor if this is what you ment ?Attached File  IMG_0432.JPG   1.18MB   38 downloads

Ok, I hope somebody is able to help me.

The thing is that I don't have a Mac pc ready to install the script for me.
What I've done so far:

1. I've used MacDrive to format two old HDD's to HFS+.
2. Copied an image from Snow Leopard to one of them.
3. Set-up my bios and booted from an old iDeneb 10.5.6 DVD I had lying around from my previous pc.
4. By using the disk utility in the installer from iDeneb I was able to restore the image to the other HDD.
5. Then I tried to run th script from the terminal in the setup but that's where the fun ended.

The terminal inside the setup from Leopard does not support sudo and some other commands so it fialed right away.

So my question is it's possible to run the script from a Windows pc or one with Linux installed? (preferably Windows)And if not is it possible to add the files to the installer manually?

Thanks alot!






if you can get a retail leopard you can boot in with boot123 from the p6t delux method then do everything in the mc environment ( this is what i did) then your good to go


s8 forgot to say has any one got the magic mouse to work with wake from sleep from the blu tooth mouse??
im looking t et the b.t keyboard but i know that if i put it to sleep it wil not wake up unless i have the box ticke but on my pc its greyed out as per example thanks ....also im having issues booting into 64 mode automatically


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bro i tied this but it f'ed up my ef i(boot) could you upload your setting and tell me where to put the, sorr ydud thanks =0)


So you're still not running 64-bit? Ah, you probably have repair permissions and such for the /Extra/Extensions folder on your EFI boot. Did you just copy them over? If so then this is what you'll have to do. If you downloaded the Kext Utility program that I linked before, it should perform this automatically for you. And it should also build an x86_64 compatible kext cache. Let me know if your EFI partition is hidden and you can't access it to perform these steps. I don't know how well you know your way around a hackintosh.

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Well I've finally gotten to the point of having a mac to use.

I've installed an old kalyway 10.5.2 on my friends nforce630 pc and voila I had a (unstable) mac.

Hooked up the drive formatted it and restore my image to it.
Then I ran the script you've provided and everything seemed ok.

After that I tried to boot it and it showed me the Chameleon loader

I booted my drive with the -v flag and this is what I got:

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Then it froze, any ideas?

Thanks!

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After copying the image and the loader to an harddisk I plugged it in my computer and booted with f8 and slected that drive.

Chameleon shows the drive and I try to boot of it to get into the SL setup.

So at that point nothing is installed yet.
Does it have to do something with my BIOS settings, I don't exactly know what they need to be?
Only thing I've changed is setting my Sata and Jmicron to AHCI.





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