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Andy, thanks for your work on this.

I'm planning on purchasing a Sapphire radeon 5870 with 2GB of Ram. Do you know if OSX will work with a card like this? I've seen plenty of people comment about the 1GB versions working but am unsure if the 2GB one will.

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Andy, thanks for your work on this.

I'm planning on purchasing a Sapphire radeon 5870 with 2GB of Ram. Do you know if OSX will work with a card like this? I've seen plenty of people comment about the 1GB versions working but am unsure if the 2GB one will.

Thanks


To be perfectly honest I don't know - I can't see any reason why it shouldn't work but obviously I can only vouch for cards that I have tried it with (i.e cards that I own).

After spending a lot of time getting my new Sandy Bridge build up and running I thought I may be able to save some of you a lot of grief and share what I have so far.
I have created a boot cd that should work perfectly for a P8P67 Pro although it may also work for other Sandy Bridge motherboards.

What you will need..
1 - My freshly prepared boot CD AndyBoot CD Image
2 - The mach_kernel from the 2011 macbook pro 2011 Macbook pro kernel

Burn the AndyBoot.iso file to a cd and have your Snow Leopard Install DVD at the ready..

Installation steps.
1 - Boot from your newly burnt AndyBoot CD
2 - Swap the boot CD for your Installation DVD or USB Boot Drive, wait a few minutes then press F5
3 - Select your install DVD or USB drive and hit return (no kernel flags should be required)
4 - Go through the usual installation routine
5 - Once install is complete reboot using the boot CD
6 - Hopefully you are now at the desktop with a working internet connection so go ahead and install all available OS X updates and reboot using the boot CD.
7 - Back at the desktop (hopefully) with an up to date system you can now browse the boot CD in the Extras Folder you will find a 'Post Install' folder containing #####, An ATI Graphics Update and a new kext for the AL892 audio chipset. Run ##### and select the following options..

8 - copy the mach_kernel that you downloaded to the root of your Snow Leopard boot drive.
9 - Reboot again - this time you shouldn't need the boot CD
10 - Once back at the desktop return to the Extras/Post Install folder and install the newer ALC892Enabler.pkg for better sound support.
11 - If you use a recent ATI graphics card run the ATI Graphics Update package from the extra/post install folder
12 - Reboot and hopefully you are done!


Ok I decided that was all far too complicated so now it's even simpler.

1 - Download the bootcd
2 - Boot from it
3 - Install Snow Leopard from DVD or USB Installation media
4 - Reboot using the bootcd
5 - Install 10.6.7 update combo (if you forgot to download it first no problem, just run the install package from the cd and reboot to get a working internet connection then go ahead and download it).
6 - Once the update is complete reboot again using the bootcd
7 - Open the bootcd, copy the installer package to your desktop and then run it (it's important to copy the installer to disk and not run it from the cd otherwise your sound will not work - this a bug in the postinstall script that I haven't been able to track down yet.
8 - Reboot without the bootcd.

Job done and everything should be working :unsure:

The package will install the new kernel, the sandy bridge friendly chameleon boot loader and all of the relevant kext's for this motherboard. Additionally it installs all of the new ATI kexts providing native 5800 and 6800 support.

I have tested the bootcd pretty extensively by formatting my own Snow Leopard install and rebuilding it from scratch using only this bootcd and the original snow leopard install DVD so I am pretty confident that it works.

Enjoy and please feel free to provide feedback.

Andy.


Oh nice. I see somebody named shantonu is now taking credit for my work and has uploaded the package from the boot cd to kexts.com.

What a great incentive to bother posting any further work!

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I don't think you are going to get much luck on a GTX580 yet unfortunately :unsure:

Ok thanks for your help and advice. I guess I will have to wait for future driver releases and hope the GFX card is supported in the future.

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Trust me Andy, you are well appreciated and everyone here will likely spread word about your contributions and stick up for the work you have done.

Regarding my earlier post, I meant to ask you if any 2GB card would work (not necessarily the Sapphire). Have you (or anyone) tried any 5870 based card with 2GB of vram? I'm wondering if the kexts support the higher vram or I should stick to finding a radeon 5870 based card with only 1GB.

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Trust me Andy, you are well appreciated and everyone here will likely spread word about your contributions and stick up for the work you have done.

Regarding my earlier post, I meant to ask you if any 2GB card would work (not necessarily the Sapphire). Have you (or anyone) tried any 5870 based card with 2GB of vram? I'm wondering if the kexts support the higher vram or I should stick to finding a radeon 5870 based card with only 1GB.


Thank you :(

I've not tried a 2GB card other than my 6970 which we all know doesn't work (unless you happen to listen to the fud that tonymac has been spreading to all the news sites). I've only been able to test with cards that I actually own. Is the card you are talking about the eyefinity card btw?

It may be worth you popping over to netkas.org and asking there as I'm pretty sure rominator or the others will have an answer for you (they mainly concentrate on mods for GPU's for real macs). These guys seriously know their stuff and as you have a very specific question they will most likely help you. Just don't go there to ask how to get a 6970 working else they are likely to (very rightly) boil you alive in your own juices lol.

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For my GTX 470 to work i had to edit the com.apple.boot.plist and add <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>. Then everything worked perfectly including dual Monitors

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For my GTX 470 to work i had to edit the com.apple.boot.plist and add <key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>. Then everything worked perfectly including dual Monitors


Excellent stuff.

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^Andy^, thanx for your great work. Time to upgrade my hardware.

And post somebody, please, does this method work for P8P67 Deluxe/WS mobos?

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Great work Andy! I have installed Snow Leopard using your cd on Asus P8P67, Core i3 2100 and 4GB Corsair ram.
AnVAL 514.709 is the only bootloader that identifies the processor correctly but the memory is detected as DDR2 running at 800Mhz. As a temporary fix, I've added the correct description to smbios.plist.
Another concern regards Serial-ATA controller being displayed as "Unknown AHCI Standard Controller" although the speed is correct "Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit" .
My hard drive appears as internal without using IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext so I removed it.
Video card 8800 GT works with <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> added to com.apple.Boot.plist.
For the LAN, RealTek 8111E, I've used the driver found on Realtek's website considering that is better that a generic one.
I'll have to test SATA 6.0 Gb/s support.
I'm not using firewire, bluetooth, serial port, and audio so I've disabled them in BIOS and I don't know if they work.
If you have time, can you please make a package with selectable kexts? I think in this way more people could benefit from it installing only what is necessary on P8P67 series.
Thank you!

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Great work Andy! I have installed Snow Leopard using your cd on Asus P8P67, Core i3 2100 and 4GB Corsair ram.
AnVAL 514.709 is the only bootloader that identifies the processor correctly but the memory is detected as DDR2 running at 800Mhz. As a temporary fix, I've added the correct description to smbios.plist.
Another concern regards Serial-ATA controller being displayed as "Unknown AHCI Standard Controller" although the speed is correct "Negotiated Link Speed: 3 Gigabit" .
My hard drive appears as internal without using IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext so I removed it.
Video card 8800 GT works with <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> added to com.apple.Boot.plist.
For the LAN, RealTek 8111E, I've used the driver found on Realtek's website considering that is better that a generic one.
I'll have to test SATA 6.0 Gb/s support.
I'm not using firewire, bluetooth, serial port, and audio so I've disabled them in BIOS and I don't know if they work.
If you have time, can you please make a package with selectable kexts? I think in this way more people could benefit from it installing only what is necessary on P8P67 series.
Thank you!

Congrats on your build!

Regarding your suggestion for a package with selectable kexts.. well that's pretty much what other hacks like ##### are for. It's not a direction I wanted to take, I wanted to build a simple install method for one specific board - less options = less chance of messing up :wacko:

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`Hello All,

I have just tried this method, but without success. (tried twice)
I have the p8p67 pro, radeon 5770, 4gb ram and i5 2500k
I have booted with Andy's CD, installed SL from usb drive (10.6.3), rebooted with andy's CD, finished installation option, rebooted with andy's cd., and installed the combo update.

After the combo update, when I to reboot using Andy's CD I get stuck on the white screen with the apple.

Can someone pleeeease help me?
Should I change something in the bios, or in the installatin process?

Thanks a lot!!!!!!
dzelinki

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I have a similar board (P8P67M PRO) and while it's not exactly the same... I don't have orange drive icons when I disable HOT PLUG for the drives. Can someone here confirm this?

Also. People here might be interested in my DSDT thread here. This lightweight DSDT should also work for your boards.

The device-id of my SATA device is 0x80861c02 but Apple uses 0x80861c03 (in the new BMP8 series) so you may want to inject this, but you still need the new System Profiler files to fix this: "Unknown AHCI Standard Controller".

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`Hello All,

I have just tried this method, but without success. (tried twice)
I have the p8p67 pro, radeon 5770, 4gb ram and i5 2500k
I have booted with Andy's CD, installed SL from usb drive (10.6.3), rebooted with andy's CD, finished installation option, rebooted with andy's cd., and installed the combo update.

After the combo update, when I to reboot using Andy's CD I get stuck on the white screen with the apple.

Can someone pleeeease help me?
Should I change something in the bios, or in the installatin process?

Thanks a lot!!!!!!
dzelinki



It's working now.
I reinstalled everything. I installed the package that was in the bootcd on prior to installing the comboupdate and i didn't get stuck anymore on the white screen with the apple anymore!!

Many thanks for the Guide Andy!!!
keep the excellent work!!!!

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^Andy^, thanx for your great work. Time to upgrade my hardware.

And post somebody, please, does this method work for P8P67 Deluxe/WS mobos?


I could get a "desktop" but that was about it. I installed w/##### legacy+BridgeHelper 2.0 and everything working now.

Only change in BIOS I made was too XMP. Hyperthreading, speedstep and turbo all left enabled. Also did not have to edit boot or simbios plists. Here's the quick steps.

boot w/##### legacy
changed disc w/retail 10.6 and install
reboot w/##### legacy and install 10.6.7, run ##### w/o ##### and tick sandy bridge bootloader and macbookpro8,1 as well as audio for 889, usb3, both network kexts, 64-bit apple boot screen and finally system utilities.
I did not select anything for video (XFX Radeon HD 5770)
Install BridgeHelper
Reboot into a shiny new vanilla 10.6.7 with full acceleration and speed!

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Trust me Andy, you are well appreciated and everyone here will likely spread word about your contributions and stick up for the work you have done.

Regarding my earlier post, I meant to ask you if any 2GB card would work (not necessarily the Sapphire). Have you (or anyone) tried any 5870 based card with 2GB of vram? I'm wondering if the kexts support the higher vram or I should stick to finding a radeon 5870 based card with only 1GB.


Sapphire 5870 2GB E6 works fine here. QE/CI as well.

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Is sleep working for anyone here?

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Andy, thanks for the very helpful post.

Can you point me to a list of the components you used in your build?

Thanks, Lars

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Andy, thanks for the very helpful post.

Can you point me to a list of the components you used in your build?

Thanks, Lars

Do you mean the hardware components?
If so they are (or were) as follows..

Asus P8P67Pro motherboard, Intel Core i5-2500K cpu, G.Skill RipJawsX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz ram, 2 x AMD HD 6870 gpu's (one a sapphire and the other an OEM unbranded card but both flashed to use the XFX overclocked bios), 3 x Samsung F1 1TB hard disks, 2 x LG DVD rewriters.

I have since swapped out the 6870's to spare pc and and installed a 6970 which so far is NOT working in snow leopard.

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I got my p8p67 & 460 working. Use andys boot cd and install osx. Open bridgepatcher & #####. Open combo patch 1.6.7 and install. Install bridgepatcher & #####(select dsdt(make sure your dsdt in on your desktop), fix permission & lan drivers only. Install tonymac's nvidia drivers. Then open Andy's pkg and use his sound files only. Reboot.

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I got my p8p67 & 460 working. Use andys boot cd and install osx. Open bridgepatcher & #####. Open combo patch 1.6.7 and install. Install bridgepatcher & #####(select dsdt(make sure your dsdt in on your desktop), fix permission & lan drivers only. Install tonymac's nvidia drivers. Then open Andy's pkg and use his sound files only. Reboot.

I have seen people mentioning this "bridgepatcher" thing a couple of times, but I have no idea what this is. Didn't install a bridgepatcher so I am getting curious. What is this?





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