After the entire day playing around with this, I got it all working, so this is what I did.
Intel DP43TF (Topsfield)
4Gig DDR2 800mhz (2 x 2gig chips)
2 x SATA Hard Disks GUID Format (Installation Partition on SATA0, Secondary drive on SATA5)
CD/DVD Drive (SATA1)
1 x PCI-E Nvidia GTS250 1gig Video Card (MSI)
AHCI, HPET enabled, S3, Legacy USB Enabled
OS X Server Retail 10.6.0 Disk and ##### / ##### (tonymacx86)
1. Boot from ##### CD
2. At prompt replace ##### CD with Retail OS X Installation Disk 10.6.0, wait 10 seconds and hit F5, choose installation disk and hit enter.
3. Re-format a partition of the drive placed on SATA0 with a GUID format, and choose it as your installation volume, I chose to customise my installation with all languages, rosetta, and Quicktime 7.
4. After the installation failure dialogue appears, (This is normal) reboot.
5. Replace the OS Disk with the same ##### disk again, at the prompt choose your newly installed OS partition and hit enter to boot from it. If all went well you should see the OS X Movie, and should even have sound. Set all your registation and user options as desired, and login to you new account, everything should be working including sound, usb, graphics, network, sleep, shutdown, reboot, etc.
6. Download the latest Apple Combo update and the ##### installation package from tonymacx86.
7. Launch #####, but do not continue until after the Combo Update is installed, now launch the combo update, when it completes just move the reboot window to one side for later, go back to the ##### installer that should still be open. If you have the same mobo as me then use these options to get it all working, otherwise if you do not have the same mobo then try one of these tips to figure out what kexts you may need.
Tip1: Launch Terminal, type kextstat -k This will give you a list of all the currently used kexts that your system is using.
Tip2: Use Apple System Profiler to show what kexts are being used presently
Tip3: Look at the com.apple.Boot.plist from the ##### disk to see what Chameleon key and string combos are currently in use.
OPTIONS FOR DP43TF BOARD
√ System Utilities
...√ Rebuild Caches
...√ Repair Permissions
- Advanced Options
............√ VoodooHDA 0.2.1
............√ JMicron36x ATA
............√ JMicron36x SATA
............√ JMicron36x eSATA
.........√ Intel 82566 Family Gigabit Ethernet
......√ Non-DSDT Systems
.........√ Voodoo PS/2 Controller with Trackpad Support
.........√ 64-bit Apple Boot Screen
............√ Auto-Detect CPU
......√ OSx86 Software
.........√ Kext Helper B7
.........√ Kext Utility
.........√ MSR Tools
Now hit CONTINUE and wait for it to complete. Close #####.
8. Now that all that is done we should only have the combo installers window hiding somewhere asking us to Reboot, DO NOT DO IT, not yet anyway, reason being is that the USB is still not perfect, we need to make one final alteration to get that correct. We need to alter your com.apple.Boot.plist file in the /Extra/ Directory. This is how to do it.
Go to /Applications/Utilities/Terminal and launch it, now type sudo nano /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist and hit the ENTER key.
It should prompt you for your password, enter it and hit ENTER
We only want to alter parts within the opening and closing <dict> tags, nothing else. use your arrow keys to navigate, it should look like this when you are done.
Once complete you need to Write Out the changes you just made with CTRL o, it will confirm this action just hit ENTER, the exit with CTRL x, it should take you back to the standard terminal prompt, just type exit and then quit the terminal.
9. Now the only window left open should be the one from the combo update we did earlier that says restart, you may now click it, make sure you have no CD's left in your drive. Start praying.
Tip4: If you found that your ethernet was working when booted from the ##### disk and now after everything it has stopped functioning then it will be due to the fact that on the ##### disk the com.apple.Boot.plist has no entry for EthernetBuiltIn, yet the ##### installation of the 64-bit Apple Boot Screen adds in that entry, so it might be an idea to remove it from your com.apple.Boot.plist file before you start messing with different .kext files, as a precaution when I alter a file such as this I like to run Kext Utility before I reboot.
I hope this helps someone out a bit, if it has, please don't be shy, and let me know.
1 reply to this topic
Posted 29 December 2010 - 01:54 PM
Posted 28 September 2011 - 06:42 AM
HEY! THIS IS MY FIRST POST!! PEACE IN CHRIST! First of All thank you very much for your post couse this really helped me to make a fresh install of OsX Lion 10.7 after a lot of struggling. I have Leopard running 100% but had problems with Lan, USB, and Wifi on Lion. Now they are running perfectly, only having problems with the shut down. Thank you one more time for the time you took to write this down. I also have a Dp43tw BLESSINGS!
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