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Can someone please explain to me the importance of the mods to smbios.plist and info.plist? I'm a n00b in over my head trying to juggle the hackstructions of my GPU (HD 5770), SL and the dsdt. I've broken 2 installations now, and will wipe the drive and attempt a 3rd install once I can figure out how to get rid of my kernel panic. I attached a screenshot of it in case anyone is familiar with it and can reccommend a troubleshooting technique. But the weird thing is that I'm getting the kp when booting from tonymacx86's CD, not from my HD. My HD freezes at the apple logo...

I'm pretty sure the panic is as a result of me neglecting to mod smbios.plist and info.plist as instructed to do in this thread. But I just wanted to verify that this is indeed the cause of my broken install before I attempt to install SL for a 3rd time.



I somehow replicated your kernel panic on one of my 15th install's the screen you attached is something that comes up even before you get into the installer so you're going to have to use something else to repartition the drive outside of the installer. Since I have been installing using both the ##### method and Kakewalk I simply used the kakewalk USB stick method to repartition the drive then you could exit the installer and basiclly restart your install process using ##### if that's the method you prefer. I'm sure you could also get something like Partition magic to parition that drive, if you don't have a 8GB USB stick for kakewalk.

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hello,

I have
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v2
Intel Core i7-930
GeForce 9800 GTX +

someone tell me which method to use? and the necessary files? upload files or tutorial post

is necessary to update the BIOS?? or leave it as it comes in BIOS FA?

thanks

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hello,

I have
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R v2
Intel Core i7-930
GeForce 9800 GTX +

someone tell me which method to use? and the necessary files? upload files or tutorial post

is necessary to update the BIOS?? or leave it as it comes in BIOS FA?

thanks


Here is the ##### guide, it will get you up and running.
http://tonymacx86.bl...ac-os-x-on.html

Then you can get the realtek mac drivers here:
http://www.realtek.c...p;GetDown=false

Install kext helper b7 when you are running #####, and now use it to install the audio kext I have attached.
If your graphics aren't working install nvenabler kext at this time too.

See where that gets you.

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ditchmagnet,

thank you!!!

try tomorrow!

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Here is the process I used to get up and running on a GA-X58A-UD3R rev 2.0, Core i7-930, Nvidia 9500GT:
1. Start with Kakewalk installer but setting motherboard to EX58 UD-5. If you plan to play games or install Adobe software, DO NOT partition your drives with a case-sensitive file system as the Kakewalk guide indicates to do. See here: http://www.insanelym...owtopic=226847#

2. After installed, use nullsoft DSDT (copy DSDT to /Extra) and modify other files as detailed in this post
http://www.insanelym...p;#entry1489102

3. Use kexthelper Ethernet - Realtec_8111D_3264.zip
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1510445

4. OS X 10.6.4 Combined update (using software update within Mac OS X)
5. Install Audio drives as nullsoft describes in post 38
http://www.insanelym...p...0199&st=37#

6. To make some small tweaks, use ##### (http://tonymacx86.bl...stallation.html) with following install options.

To fix drive icons:
Advanced Options -> Kext -> Disk -> IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector

To get any IDE CD drives to show up
JMicron36x (aka GSATA) -> JMicron36xATA

To get the proper CPU to show up
Advanced Options -> smbios.plis -> Mac Pro -> Core i7
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I managed to mess up my system 3 or 4 times and had to start over on installing OS X each time. To possibly save time, I recommend purchasing a copy of super duper, and using the sandbox/smart update feature in that software...this probably works best if you have two hard disks, but you could also do it with just one. Let me know if you need more details on that.

btw, i wanted to say that to help out people who are looking for information on how to install on this mobo, maybe we should consolidate the installation methods into a single thread (and sticky it?)...As useful as the information is in this thread, it's really confusing as a new hackintosh builder to sift through this thread. If we could lay out one post that was 2 or 3 different choices for installing, then new people can just go down the list, and try those installation methods until one works for them.

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jfoo,

thanks

that you used another board in Kakewalk?

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Thank god jfoo! I've read this thread at least 15 times and installed using two different methods with partial success in both. However I was trying to do all this at work(only time I had time) and I kept over looking things like the 10.6.4 audio fix post that nullspot made AND completely forgot about the jmicronSATA.kext to get my blu-ray drive working.

Thank you for putting it all together it works beautifully! and thanks to everyone else for their contributions.

Just one small typo I saw, you might consider linking directly to jacoverse's post #79 instead of just linking to the thread page.

3. Use kexthelper Ethernet - Realtec_8111D_3264.zip
http://www.insanelym...p...0199&st=60#


also,

To fix drive icons:
Advanced Options -> Disk -> IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector


should be: Advanced Options -> Kext -> Disk -> IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector

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Daave,

thanks for catching those errors, I've updated my original post.

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that you used another board in Kakewalk?


jpa,

he used the EX58-UD5 configuration in the kakewalk installer per Nullspots suggestion/findings:

First off, the Kakewalk installer fails to properly install the "boot" file when creating the modded OSX install USB drive (when selecting the GA-X58A-UD3R from the list). I finally got a working boot installer by picking the Gigabyte EX58-UD5 from the list instead. That allowed me to boot and install 10.6 just fine, but of course the config isn't quite right for the UD3R (no network, no audio, who knows what else).

So I then ran the KakewalkBoot installer (found on the puru.se blog page) http://cl.ly/k7d/content - which is designed to update existing Kakewalk OSX installations. This time I selected the X58A-UD3R option, and rebooted. All good (though still no built-in ethernet or audio).


Jfoo,

Did you have to go back and use kakeboot with the X58A-UD3R option in your install or just leave the configuration for the EX58-UD5 board? What I'm wondering is if that is a needles step in the overall install process now?

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Daave311,

##### run in 6 GB DDR3? or only 4 GB?

jfoo,
Kakewalk install 6 GB DDR3? or only 4 GB?

method is USB Kakewalk??

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Daave311,

##### run in 6 GB DDR3? or only 4 GB?

jfoo,
Kakewalk install 6 GB DDR3? or only 4 GB?

method is USB Kakewalk??


I don't know about kakewalk, but if you are using #####/##### method, then yes, only 4GB during installation. Once you are done with everything, you can go back to 6GB, thats what I just did. Everything is working PERFECT, just no sleep.

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Just wanted to thank everyone in here in a big way for all your contributions. I just used this thread to set up my first ever Hackintosh, and everything -- from sleep to digital audio to 1000Mbit networking to a PCI FireWire 800 card to the Gigabyte SATA headers -- is working absolutely flawlessly. To sum up, I'll recap the system and outline the steps I took to get here.

Motherboard: X58A-UD3R v. 2.0
CPU: i7-930
RAM: 12 GB (6 x Corsair DDR3-1333 spec'd for 7-7-7-24)
Video card: XFX ATI HD 4870, 1 GB (non-reference)
Displays: 1 x Dell 2007FP (1600x1200), 1 x 23" ACD (1920x1200)
Boot drive: Corsair Nova 128 GB SATA 3 Gb/s SSD, connected to SATA2_0
Other internal drives: 4 x 7200 rpm, various sizes and makers, connected to SATA2_2, 3, 4, 5
Optical drive: Samsung SH-S222L (IDE DVD/CD burner)
Other: TI-based Syba FireWire 800 PCI card
Case: Lian Li PC-A71F

Installation

0. Disconnect all disks except SSD and take out all but 4GB RAM (2GB DIMMs in slots 1 and 3).

1. Initial Boot - For some reason this system would hang on the spinny Apple screen when attempting to boot from the retail SL DVD from #####. Kakewalk solved the problem. So I initially booted and installed 10.6.0 from Kakewalk.

** Of note: I noticed at this point that my 4870 and IDE DVD/CD drive were fully working without any additional effort. No sound or networking yet, obviously.

2. Reboot into my 10.6.0 install from Kakewalk, combo update to 10.6.4. Note that I had to have the combo update burned to DVD as I had no networking yet.

3. Reboot into my 10.6.4 install using Kakewalk.

4. Copy nullspot's DSDT file to the Desktop (see Post 33).

4. Back up the original /S/L/E/AppleHDA.kext, and copy nullspot's modified AppleHDA.kext (see Post 38) into /S/L/E.

5. Run ##### 2.1.1, using the following options:

  • UserDSDT
  • System Utilities (both items)
  • Advanced Options: Kexts:

  • IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector
  • JMicron36xATA
  • JMicron36xeSATA (my Gigabyte SATA headers are connected to external ports)

  • Mac Pro i7 smbios.plist
  • OSX Software: Kext Utility

6. Copy the following items into /E/E:

  • nullspot's modified FakeSMC.kext (see Post 33)
  • nullspot's legacy889HDA.kext (see Post 38)
  • jacoverse's modified IONetworkingFamily.kext (Realtec_8111d_3264.zip) (see Post 79)

7. Modify /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist as instructed by nullspot (see Post 33).

8. Run KextUtility (or repair permissions and rebuild kext cache).

9. Shut down the machine, reconnect extra hard disks, and reinstall RAM.

10. Boot straight from BIOS and enjoy networking, sound, Software Update, dual displays, excellent 3D performance, and a 9506 32-bit GeekBench score (still only running at 2.93 GHz, not sure of my cooling yet).

Thanks again, especially to nullspot and jacoverse!

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Daave311,

##### run in 6 GB DDR3? or only 4 GB?

jfoo,
Kakewalk install 6 GB DDR3? or only 4 GB?

method is USB Kakewalk??


##### - 4GB only for install then you can put in the rest of your memory
kakewalk - I had all 12 GB of my memory installed when I tried it with kakewalk.

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Sorry if this is a noob question, but i have searched and not gotten a clear answer.

After building a GA-X58A-UD3R r2.0 setup with a SATA III drive connected to one of the SATA II ports, can i move that drive to the Jmicron controlled SATA III ports, and be able to:

1. boot from that drive, and
2. get SATA III performance?

Obviously i would have the Jmicron driver installed from ##### 2.1.

Thanks much in advance!

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dal20402,

this TI-based Syba FireWire 800 PCI card is ???

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815124050

thanks

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dal20402,

this TI-based Syba FireWire 800 PCI card is ???

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815124050

thanks


No, it's just PCI, not PCI Express... this one

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16815124026

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dal20402. with PCI Express work in the system? or only pci?

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Also, I've had a bit more time to tweak, and I can confirm a few things that are true of my setup:

a) With stock Intel cooling in this Lian Li case I can get to 160x21 (3.36 GHz) at 1.20 V (CPU) stably and without overheating under load (8 x openssl speed), with memory overclocked to 10x (1600). My GeekBench score at these settings was 10980. Subjectively, the machine feels faster than any other Mac I've ever used, including older Mac Pros, between the SSD and the overclock.

b ) In 32-bit SL I could use 1.175 V, but I got KPs in 64-bit SL at that voltage. :) It makes 2-3 C difference in CPU temps. I'd rather be running 64-bit than have a 2-3 C cooler CPU.

c) SL doesn't mind memory overclocking, but gets persnickety real fast if you try to speed up memory timings.

d) After several hours of intense use, including many restarts, everything is still flawless.

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dal20402. with PCI Express work in the system? or only pci?


I don't know of any reason PCI Express wouldn't work, but I haven't tried it.

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I'm opening this topic to help other owners of the 2.0 revision GA-X58A-UD3R, who, like me, are probably frustrated with all the confusion over compatibility, DSDT, audio, and network issues that are *not* addressed in the threads about the 1.0 revision GA-X58A-UD3R.

This 2.0 revision has a slightly different chipset than the 1.0 version, and it's enough to cause problems with most existing GA-X58A-UD3R solutions.


I would like to extend my sincere thanks to nullspot and others for your very hard work and contributions which have left me far less confused having just upgraded to to an i7-930 and a GA X58A UD3R (rev2) from a MSI GD80.

So many issues originally since before I came across this interesting thread.

Initially I had the orange icon issue and instead of using the kext I modded the DSDT courtesy of mike at the efix-users forum.

Make SATA drives be recognized as built-in
This allows you to remove IOACHIBlockStorageInjector.kext!

TIP: Search for "Device (PRIM)" and then scroll up just a bit. You should see the code "FAS0, FAS1" etc. just above that. Right after the closing curly brace, copy and paste in the code in bold:

Code:
FAS0, 2,
FAS1, 2
}

Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
{
Store (Package (0x02)
{
"device-id",
Buffer (0x04)
{
0x81, 0x26, 0x00, 0x00
}
}, Local0)
DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
Return (Local0)
}

Device (PRIM)
{
Name (_ADR, Zero)
Method (_GTM, 0, NotSerialized)


I then referred to MacManx86 blog "New Minimal DSDT Edits for Gigabyte Motherboards"

http://macmanx86.blogspot.com/

and carried out all the edits in respect of USB naming, HDEF audio etc and it is all now working very well sound/Sleep and all only issue is I need to use 64bit mode and neither the internal lan port plus a PCI card refuse to connect, fortunately I have an AP Extreme card connected to an adapter and that works fine.

The only issue I have is the ethernet connection(s), otherwise it is very stable and I get a geekbench 64bit reading of 10,790, so I am more or less happy but would be pleased to hear of a 64bit fix for the lan issue.

Zipped DSDT is attached and I am using in E/E Jmicron36xSATA.kext and Legacy889HDA.kext.
Nullspot,s fakesmc and amended AppleHDA reside in S/L/E.

You guys have really helped me, thank you again, and particularly to nullspot for his work and efforts in enlightening many of us.

Tony - Singapore.





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