Guide to Install iATKOS S3 [Snow Leopard] in ASUS P5G41-M-LE
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It is recommended by me to have a modded bios to run snow leopard on this board.
I didn't try with the official bios update but you can try it.
Please note that for this motherboard you need to have an external graphics card as many of them said that on-board graphics didn't worked. I already had XFX Nvidia 8600GT 1GB, so I didn't even try also, but you can try it out on your own.
You will need :
1. Download SLICS2.1 moodded bios : P5G41_M_LE_0506_SLICdsdt.zip 560.45KB 758 downloads
2. iATKOS S3 v2 DVD [ Snow Leopard 10.6.3]
Setting Up Ur BIOS:
Update ur Bios using the modded BIOS .ram file using the BIOS TOOLS which can be found in the BIOS under Tools Menu called "ASUS EZ Flash 2" as shown below
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NEXT Adjust ur POWER OPTIONS from the screenshot :
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GO INTO ONBOARD DEVICE CONFIGURATION [from the menu given in screenshot] and disable Serial and Parallel Ports.
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Adjust Ur Boot Device Priority from the menu given below in Screenshot
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Make 1st Boot Device as ur DVDRW drive and 2nd Boot Device to the HDD in which you are installing MAC
PRESS F10 to save BIOS setting and exit
Insert the DVD and let it boot. Don't worry it will boot up fine to the MAC OSX installer. From the Utilities menu select disk Utilities -> select your hard disk -> click partition tab -> select the number of partitions as per your choice from the VOLUME SCHEME -> select the MAC OSX Extended (Journaled) format but don't forget the to click OPTIONS and set the GUIDE PARTITION TABLE. Hit apply and your HDD should be ready to install Snow Leopard
Close the Disk Utility.
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INSTALLING MAC OSX SL
Select the HDD in the installer and click next -> accept the license agreement -> At this point you can hit customize to select any additional hardware drivers you need for you system but be sure that you are selecting correct divers or else you may end up with a boot error or kernel panic, so its not recommended by by me -> click install
Wait for the installer to complete and boot up from your HDD. Sound should be working fine and here is the Ethernet driver : Atl1ekext_x64_20100430.zip 46.44KB 585 downloads
Use Kext Helper Kext_Helper_b7.zip 1.2MB 507 downloads to easy install the above kext.
This will get your networking enabled in you motherboard.
Now for GRAPHICS it is recommended to buy a card that is well supported by OSX86. For more details check out the wiki of OSX86 project. You can use the EFI Studio to get your graphics enabled.
If you face Audio Problems, here is the driver : VoodooHDA.kext.zip 153.16KB 479 downloads <- This is working great
SOME SCREENSHOTS :
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Thank a lot to Jack Kyle and insanelymac without whom this wouldn't have been ever possible.