Asus P6T Deluxe V1 & V2 boot-132 Install Method
No Mac Required!
ATTENTION! 10.6.3 and higher will break sound. There is a patcher on the latest install ISO and also in the downloads section below.
ATTENTION! 10.6.8 requires a new method to fix audio for AD2000b chips. There is a patcher linked below.
The same method works for Lion too.
We'll start off with a few credits...
- This post is the evolution of the original thread by wziard(which is now obsolete). Thanks to him for starting that thread and getting many people up and running.
- The attached ISO was created using the methods documented here by IanT. I used his "Mars" method to develop a boot-132 disk for this motherboard.
- ErmaC for his work in modifying the DSDT and his installation thread in the Italian language section. You can translate it with Google
- All those who helped test the installation package...thank you!
- And of course the Chameleon team, netkas, AsereBLN, David Elliot and all the people involved with the EFI boot loader. Their great work benefits us all.
- An Asus P6T Deluxe V1 or V2 motherboard based computer.
- Asus P6TD reported to work by qbe.
- Asus P6T SE reported to work by dirtycofe. Post with Audio kext link
- Please PM me with other supported boards and I'll put them here
- The ISO attached to the bottom of this post.
- The Mac OS X Snow Leopard Installation DVD.
- A supported graphics card
- Nice utility for those that have to add additional kexts for their board -- Kext Utility
Basic Installation Instructions
This assumes the system has a single SATA hard drive and a SATA DVD drive attached. Alternate partition and multi-boot setups may be covered in another post below. Download and extract the attached ISO and burn it to a CD or DVD.
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AiTweaker, all Auto or enabled
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Advanced->CPU Configuration, all Auto or Enabled (except A20M disabled)
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Advanced->Onboard Devices Configuration (Marvell Storage optional)
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Advanced->Chipset->Intel VT-d Configuration (optional)
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Power, Some people set Repost to Yes -- helps with wake.
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Operating System Install
- Boot off the boot-132 CD you created, you can hit F8 when the system is POSTing and use the Asus BIOS Boot Selector to choose your DVD drive as the boot drive . You'll end up at a Chameleon boot screen.
- At this point remove the boot-132 disk and insert the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Installation DVD. Press F5 and after the screen refreshes you'll see the Mac OS X Install DVD as a boot option. Select it using the arrow keys and hit Enter to boot. This starts the retail Snow Leopard installation process. If you boot to a black screen, Start from Step 1 again and after hitting F5, hit Tab. You can try typing in the following kernel flags to get your video working. Try each combination. A visit to netkas.org might help you find information to get your card fully working after installation.
- GraphicsEnabler=n arch=i386
- Choose your language and proceed to the next screen.
- From the menu at the top of the screen select Utilities->Disk Utility. Select your hard drive and partition it as a GUID(GPT) disk and leave it at the default file system type. Apply the changes so the partition is laid out and the file systems are formatted. Exit Disk Utility.
- You can now continue through the retail install process, selecting the Volume you just created as the installation target. When everything is done installing your computer will restart.
- Hit F8 during the POST so you get the Asus BIOS Boot Selector screen. Remove the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Installation DVD and put the boot-132 disk back in the drive. Select the DVD drive from the boot selector and press Enter. You will arrive at the Chameleon boot screen again, but this time you will have the hard drive volume you just installed to as a boot option. Use the arrow keys to select it and press Enter.
- Enjoy the video and then continue through the Apple setup process. When you get to the Registration screen you should hit Command-Q or Windows Key-Q(the windows key is between the left Ctrl and Alt keys) and skip the registration. Finish up the rest of the installation screens and you'll be left at the OS X Desktop.
- In the upper right corner of the screen you will see an icon for the DVD drive. Double-click it and there will be an installer package named P6TDeluxeV2Installer.pkg. Double-click that and go through the installation screens. If you have multiple Volumes select the correct one as the installation target.
- Click the Applications folder in the Dock on the lower-right, it will pop open and then you will click the Utilities folder, then click Terminal. At the Terminal screen type in:
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions Hit Enter and put in your password when prompted. This will rebuild your extensions cache so the network adapters will be recognized. You may also have to go to System Preferences in the Dock and then go to the Network icon for the adapters to be recognized.
- Click the Apple in the upper left part of the screen and select Restart...
Remove all disks from the DVD drive and see if you can boot. If you can then you are done! If not, I've encountered some boot problems in testing and the following solution helped.
Solutions to boot problems
This solution requires you to boot off the boot-132 CD/DVD disk and select your hard drive. This will get you to the Desktop so you can try each fix.
- Go to Applications->Utilities->Terminal and try these commands at the prompt.
mount <Enter> You should see output similar to this: /dev/disk3s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse) map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse) map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse) The first line shows your root volume Yours may be mounted on a different device e.g. /dev/disk2s2 Type in: sudo fdisk -e /dev/diskX <Enter> replace X with your drive number You are now at an fdisk prompt. Type: p <Enter> to print the partition table, you will see output like this: Disk: /dev/disk3 geometry: 60801/255/63 [976773168 sectors] Offset: 0 Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: EE 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 1 - 976773167] GPT 2: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 3: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused 4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused Type: flag 1 <Enter> To flag your partition as active, it will be the one with id EE. Type: w <Enter> To write the changes, hit y at the reboot warning if present. Type q <Enter> to quit. Reboot and remove all disks again to see if it works. If not, boot one more time from the boot-132 disk and select the hard drive. Once at the Desktop, double-click the CD/DVD icon and run the P6TDeluxeV2Installer.pkg installation package again.
7-zip software for Mac:
7-zip software for Windows:
7-zip software for *nix:
- Updated 5/14/2010 v1.15 Release notes: http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1468624
- Updated 4/3/2010 v1.14 Release notes: http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1441394
- Updated 2/3/2010 v1.13 If you select the Processor Independent DSDT it will install Fabio's v3.00 DSDT
Use v1.12 package to revert if there are problems.
You can select just the DSDT in the installer, no need to copy main installation files again.
- Updated 1/26/2010 v1.12 Updated initrd.img to use the latest boot file and added AppleVIAATA.kext for PATA and eSATA support.
Use 'arch=i386 GraphicsEnabler=n' if you have problems booting
- Updated 1/23/2010 v1.10 Added Processor Independent DSDT(provided by iFabio) to the installer package for those that have a CPU other than the 920 or 940
If using Safari to download go to Safari->Preferences and uncheck 'Open "safe" files after downloading' in the General section. You can change it back after download
AsusP6TDeluxeV2_boot-132.zip 3.58MB 154 downloads
AsusP6TDeluxeV2_boot_132v1.15.7z.zip 1.87MB 7123 downloads
AsusP6TDeluxeV2_boot_132_v1.14.7z.zip 1.85MB 1263 downloads
AsusP6TDeluxeV2_boot_132v1.13.7z.zip 1.52MB 1283 downloads
AsusP6TDeluxeV2_boot_132v1.12.7z.zip 1.53MB 972 downloads
Audio patcher for 10.6.0-10.6.7
Updated, uses perl script to patch file instead of a binary diff, works with any version of Snow Leopard. Thanks
to Fabio and aschar. Drag and drop audiopatcher.sh onto a Terminal window, hit Enter and provide your admin password.
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Audio patcher for SL 10.6.8 & Lion GM
Backup your existing AppleHDA.kext first if you want
sudo cp -Rp /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext.10.6.8
You need to rename any AD2000b.kext in /Extra/Extensions. If you are using VoodooHDA.kext, it needs to be renamed too. You can do this like so:
cd /Extra/Extensions sudo mv AD2000b.kext AD2000b.kext.disabled
Then rebuild your Extensions cache in /Extra/Extensions
sudo /usr/sbin/kextcache -m /Extra/Extensions.mkext /Extra/Extensions (make adjustments if using EFI partition) sudo chown root:wheel /Extra/Extensions.mkext sudo chmod 0644 /Extra/Extensions.mkext
Next, extract AD2000b.zip to a folder and double-click AD2000b script. It will ask for your sudo password before patching up AppleHDA.kext for you. Reboot and you should have sound. Fabio, provided the modified files and script...all thanks go to him.
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