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Easy enough, I've been around for a while, however I'm not up on forum policies for external links and such...
1. download Lion from the market.
2. download chimera 1.4.1 (google) or whatever build of chameleon you prefer
3. download xmove 1.0 (google)
4. resize your leopard partition to leave 11.5gig of free space at the end
5. create a new partition in the empty space, name it install
6. Run xmove, and make sure you choose the partition 'install' as your destination!! (if you install it to your snow leopard partition you'll break your setup)
7. Once that is complete make sure you have either updated your chameleon, or you have run chimera.
8. reboot, at the boot screen select install as your boot device, and install!
9. once in lion copy any of the files you like from the attached archive (most of which are based from this thread, and some are not), to get sound working use the archive provided by the thread starter here. I think you'll need the network kext provided there as well, but I'm running on wireless so I never bothered.
10. Open terminal and paste:

sudo perl -pi -e  's|\x8b\x45\xc8\x39\x45\xcc\x74\x0b|\x8b\x45\xc8\x39\x45\xcc\xeb\x0b|;  s|\x8b\x45\xb4\x39\x45\xb8\x74\x08|\x8b\x45\xb4\x39\x45\xb8\xeb\x08|'  /System/Library/Extensions/AppleRTC.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleRTC
you may wish to backup /System/Library/Extensions/AppleRTC.kext first.

**Make sure you've updated your bios to FF
*** All you fermi users NO MORE FREEZING!!!!!!! I gave up on lion with my 5750, so I put my GTS450 back in just to test the waters, and no freezes!! (this isn't exactly news at this point).
Make sure you run kext utility before reboot.

JPA has a much prettier, and well thought out guide here
My geekbench under SL was 8950
My geekbech under lion is 10970!! (I think nullcpupowermanagement was slowing me down under SL)


Updated to 10.7.1 this evening, sound was broken as usual, after reboot I put the attached kext back in s/l/e , ran kext util, and all was back to normal.

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Hi guys, I really really need your help. I have been looking around on the internet for months now trying to figure this out with no luck. I am able to install snow leopard onto my machine with no problem. The problem occurs when I try to install any combo update from 10.6.4 - 10.6.8. No matter which one I try, my machine will no longer boot and I have to start all over again. I am trying to get it to install 10.6.8 so I can have the latest version of snow leopard. Any help would be appreciated. Blow is my hardware config.

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Processor - Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz
RAM - Corsair HX3X12G1600C9 XMS3 12 GB
Graphics - EVGA GeForce GTX460 768MB

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Hi guys, I really really need your help. I have been looking around on the internet for months now trying to figure this out with no luck. I am able to install snow leopard onto my machine with no problem. The problem occurs when I try to install any combo update from 10.6.4 - 10.6.8. No matter which one I try, my machine will no longer boot and I have to start all over again. I am trying to get it to install 10.6.8 so I can have the latest version of snow leopard. Any help would be appreciated. Blow is my hardware config.

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Processor - Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz
RAM - Corsair HX3X12G1600C9 XMS3 12 GB
Graphics - EVGA GeForce GTX460 768MB

Hi. You'll have to post more information about what happens when the machine no longer boots. How does it fail? Have you checked the messages from booting with -v? Usually, sound or networking might break after an update, but the machine should still boot so you can fix it.

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Hi. You'll have to post more information about what happens when the machine no longer boots. How does it fail? Have you checked the messages from booting with -v? Usually, sound or networking might break after an update, but the machine should still boot so you can fix it.


after I run the combo update, I will get to the apple logo boot screen and then it has a kernel panic and I have to reboot, and it just stays in that loop

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after I run the combo update, I will get to the apple logo boot screen and then it has a kernel panic and I have to reboot, and it just stays in that loop

It might help if you could post a picture of the kernel panic. How are you handling power management? Are you using a DSDT that's patched for that (like the ones I've posted) or doing something else?

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It might help if you could post a picture of the kernel panic. How are you handling power management? Are you using a DSDT that's patched for that (like the ones I've posted) or doing something else?


Maybe that is my problem. I havent done anything when it comes to the dsdt, and quite frankly i really have no idea what im doing with it. I have read your stuff but I haven't found ones that you posted. I'm so close to getting this running at full functionality. The only issues I have is upgrading to 10.6.8 and getting the audio to work through the HDMI cable. Could you tell me what I need to do with DSDT? Im sorry im such a noob.

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Maybe that is my problem. I havent done anything when it comes to the dsdt, and quite frankly i really have no idea what im doing with it. I have read your stuff but I haven't found ones that you posted. I'm so close to getting this running at full functionality. The only issues I have is upgrading to 10.6.8 and getting the audio to work through the HDMI cable. Could you tell me what I need to do with DSDT? Im sorry im such a noob.


From 10.6.4 download the zip from post #595, the 10.6.8 combo update from apple here, and get the latest ##### from tonymacx86 (google).
1. Run the combo update. Once it completes, don't restart, just leave the install window open
2. Remove everything in your Extra folder, and copy the contents of the zip into extra
3. Run #####, select System Utilities, Drivers and Bootloader>Bootloaders>Chimera v1.4.1 r877, OSx86 Software>Kext Utility. ##### Install and the combo update will both crash while selecting your options, just run ##### again, check those three boxes again. Reboot, and squeeze your butt cheeks. Good luck.

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From 10.6.4 download the zip from post #595, the 10.6.8 combo update from apple here, and get the latest ##### from tonymacx86 (google).
1. Run the combo update. Once it completes, don't restart, just leave the install window open
2. Remove everything in your Extra folder, and copy the contents of the zip into extra
3. Run #####, select System Utilities, Drivers and Bootloader>Bootloaders>Chimera v1.4.1 r877, OSx86 Software>Kext Utility. ##### Install and the combo update will both crash while selecting your options, just run ##### again, check those three boxes again. Reboot, and squeeze your butt cheeks. Good luck.


Will this work going from 10.6.3? I think that is the version of snow leopard off the retail disk.

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Will this work going from 10.6.3? I think that is the version of snow leopard off the retail disk.


Yes, it's exactly the process I follow.

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From 10.6.4 download the zip from post #595, the 10.6.8 combo update from apple here, and get the latest ##### from tonymacx86 (google).
1. Run the combo update. Once it completes, don't restart, just leave the install window open
2. Remove everything in your Extra folder, and copy the contents of the zip into extra
3. Run #####, select System Utilities, Drivers and Bootloader>Bootloaders>Chimera v1.4.1 r877, OSx86 Software>Kext Utility. ##### Install and the combo update will both crash while selecting your options, just run ##### again, check those three boxes again. Reboot, and squeeze your butt cheeks. Good luck.


Tried this over the weekend and it completely hosed my system. It got to the chimera boot screen and when I clicked my mac drive it gave me a kernel panic and crashed. I tried to launch from the mac retail disk so that I could reinstall everything and start over but now i can't even boot from the disk. It goes to the apple logo and just freezes. I am getting so frustrated, I just don't understand why mine will not work.

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Tried this over the weekend and it completely hosed my system. It got to the chimera boot screen and when I clicked my mac drive it gave me a kernel panic and crashed. I tried to launch from the mac retail disk so that I could reinstall everything and start over but now i can't even boot from the disk. It goes to the apple logo and just freezes. I am getting so frustrated, I just don't understand why mine will not work.

When you repartition the drive during install of 10.6.3 partition type are you using? It should be GUID. Make sure that your SATA is all set to AHCI not IDE in the bios.

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When you repartition the drive during install of 10.6.3 partition type are you using? It should be GUID. Make sure that your SATA is all set to AHCI not IDE in the bios.


I have all of those settings already enabled. I wonder if I hooked the hard drive up to a mac that i have at work, installed everything and then put it back in my hackintosh

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I tried installing Lion, and found that the same kexts and DSDT I've posted for Snow Leopard work well. I needed to update to a current version of Chameleon, and I used r1324. I renamed com.apple.Boot.plist to org.chameleon.Boot.plist, as Chameleon requires now. Restart didn't work until I used Chameleon's restart fix. I added these lines to org.chameleon.Boot.plist

<key>RestartFix</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
Sleep due to inactivity works, but forced sleep (from the Finder menu or login window) doesn't. The computer seems to resume running normally, but the screen stays black. I hope there will be DSDT patches for restart and the sleep problem, but I haven't found any yet.


Did you get sleep working properly? You probably just need to do the AppleRTC edit that was mentioned a few posts above yours, or track down the original thread about it on these forums.

Sleep, autosleep, and everything else works fine on my board with Lion. I switched my video card to the HD6870 as well so that I have native mini-DPs.

I also just ordered an Intel 510 120GB---will that work at SATA III speed automatically? Anyone else using SATAIII SSDs in Lion plugged into one of the SATAIII ports? Hoping to see that 450MBp/s read/write!

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Did you get sleep working properly? You probably just need to do the AppleRTC edit that was mentioned a few posts above yours, or track down the original thread about it on these forums.

Sleep, autosleep, and everything else works fine on my board with Lion. I switched my video card to the HD6870 as well so that I have native mini-DPs.

I also just ordered an Intel 510 120GB---will that work at SATA III speed automatically? Anyone else using SATAIII SSDs in Lion plugged into one of the SATAIII ports? Hoping to see that 450MBp/s read/write!


From what I've read I'm pretty sure you're going to need a ASM1061 controller for it. AFAIK that's the only controller that's giving sata 3 speed with the SF2 SSDs. But please correct me if I'm wrong!

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I am still having the same issues with my machine. I am unable to update to any version past 10.6.3 I have used all of the correct settings in multibest, I even downloade the DSDT file for my BIOS version and applied that to the install. After rebooting, I get the chameleon bootloader, I see the white screen with the apple logo come up, but I never get the spinning loading wheel. It just sits on that screen forever. HELP!!! Or am I doomed to stay on 10.6.3 forever? ;)

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I finally got it to work! I began this time by flashing my BIOS version from FD to FE, made a few tweaks to the BIOS settings after that was done, and everything went off without a hitch. I used combo update 10.6.6 and that was successful. I am tempted to try to update it to 10.6.8 now so that I can have the latest and greatest snow leopard. I am finally on the right track with this working. Also I just need to figure out how to enable the sound going through the HDMI cable and I will be set!

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From what I've read I'm pretty sure you're going to need a ASM1061 controller for it. AFAIK that's the only controller that's giving sata 3 speed with the SF2 SSDs. But please correct me if I'm wrong!



I ordered the ASMI1061 at the same time then did some testing with my Intel 510 120GB and an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB.

Both SSDs were faster in the SATA6GB ports on the motherboard than they were using the PCI-e card. It looks like Marvell has better firmware. (Using BIOS FH3 had performance gains over all FE/FF)

I think you need to be using 10.6.8_1 or Lion in order to have native SATA III support. System Profiler still shows oddly for SATA devices but the link speed and negotiated link speed both say 6GBp/s and both of my SSDs got over the 300MBp/s cap.

FYI, the Intel drive has a much lower sequential write than I thought it would. It was about 340 read and 220 write =/
The OCZ drive was about 100MBp/s faster on all marks, but given the amount of failed OCZ Vertex3/Agility3 drives that I see online right now I am not sure I would recommend getting one.

All in all, SSDs are damn fast, even if you pick one of the slower ones.

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Did you get sleep working properly? You probably just need to do the AppleRTC edit that was mentioned a few posts above yours, or track down the original thread about it on these forums.

Sleep, autosleep, and everything else works fine on my board with Lion.


Thanks. Yes, the AppleRTC patch did solve my sleep problem. In case anyone else needs it, I used the patch at http://www.insanelym...p;#entry1707182

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As of this morning I now own a X58A-UD3R v2.0 in addition to the v1.0 board I have in an existing hackintosh; I'll be building a dsdt and pulling my software bits and pieces together sometime this week to get this second system up and running.
The question; is anyone following this thread interested in me posting a diff comparison of my dsdts of both boards, virgin and patched etc, or would I be repeating info already posted elsewhere.

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As of this morning I now own a X58A-UD3R v2.0 in addition to the v1.0 board I have in an existing hackintosh; I'll be building a dsdt and pulling my software bits and pieces together sometime this week to get this second system up and running.
The question; is anyone following this thread interested in me posting a diff comparison of my dsdts of both boards, virgin and patched etc, or would I be repeating info already posted elsewhere.


I am interested... Geekbench scores would also be interesting to see....





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