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What you will need

1- Working Mac OS X (may be another PC or Mac)

2- USB drive (USB stick)

3- "Extra Lion" installer
Attached File  Extra_Lion.pkg.zip   6MB   30185 downloads
NEW
Extra Lion DP4, GM and FINAL
Attached File  Extra_Lion_DP4.pkg.zip   6.1MB   46463 downloads
4- Lion DMG

5- Chameleon RC5
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=227833

6- DSDT Auto-Patcher
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=235523

BOOT CD

HackBoot Lion
http://www.insanelym...p...st&id=94070

Procedures

Open Disk Utility, select the USB drive partition and click on the Erase tab. Select Mac Os Extended (Journaled) and click on the Erase button.

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Mount InstallESD.dmg

*InstallESD.dmg Lion GM --> "Install Mac OS X Lion.app/Contents/SharedSupport".

Open Terminal and run the command:
open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg
Now click on the Restore tab, drag Mac OS X Base System to Source and the USB drive partition to Destination, then click on the Restore button. This operation takes several minutes.
The partition will have its name changed automatically to Mac OS X Base System after the restoration.

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After the restoration, open the restored partition, navigate to System/Installation, delete the Packages link and create a folder with the same name, Packages.

Open Terminal and run the command:
open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages
Copy the files to the Packages folder created previously.

Run the installers "Extra Lion" and "Chameleon RC5". Remember to click on Change Install Location... and select the USB drive as destination, or they will be installed on the running system.

With the installer USB ready, boot it and install Lion to an HD partition.

* If you have problems in installation with the message "Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer", replace the file "OSInstall" in the folder System/Installation/Packages by this...
Attached File  OSInstall.zip   654.04KB   15448 downloads
After the installation, boot the USB drive again, but in Chameleon menu choose to boot the HD.

The system is running, but it doesn't boot without the USB stick, then we have to install the bootloader (Chameleon), the essential kexts and the DSDT

Post installation

1- Copy the Extra folder to the HD

iMac9,1 / Core2Duo
Attached File  Extra_iMac9_1.zip   343.57KB   7321 downloads
iMac11,1 / Core i 1156
Attached File  Extra_iMac11_1.zip   342.27KB   2442 downloads
iMac12,1 / Core i 1155
Attached File  Extra_iMac12_1.zip   342.28KB   2737 downloads
MacPro3,1 / Core2Quad
Attached File  Extra_MacPro3_1.zip   343.58KB   6980 downloads
MacPro4,1 / Core i 1366
Attached File  Extra_MacPro4_1.zip   343.57KB   4019 downloads
MacBook4,1 / Core2Duo Mobile
Attached File  Extra_MacBook4_1.zip   467.6KB   3686 downloads
MacBookPro6,1 / Core i Mobile
Attached File  Extra_MacBookPro6_1.zip   466.95KB   3059 downloads
MacBookPro8,1 / Sandy Bridge
Attached File  Extra_MacBookPro8_1.zip   548.82KB   5260 downloads
Attached File  03.png   94.59KB   12583 downloads

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Installer Extra Folder
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=258606

2- Install Chameleon-2.0-RC5 (into Lion partition)

3- Run DSDT Auto-Patcher and copy the DSDT generated in the desktop to the Extra folder

Power Management and restart fix use Chameleon RC5

Add in boot.plist
<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>

Downloads

IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector
Attached File  IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext.zip   17.38KB   7844 downloads
LegacyAHCI
Attached File  AHCIPortInjector.kext.zip   1.21KB   7672 downloads
NullCPUPowerManagement
Attached File  NullCPUPowerManagement.kext.zip   24.07KB   8908 downloads
Attached File  04.png   37.41KB   7373 downloads

Attached File  05.png   234.79KB   4322 downloads

Attached File  06.png   249.08KB   5099 downloads

Attached File  07.png   42.89KB   5722 downloads

Thanks and Credits to rooftopz, oldnapalm, RoggerioSarah and to all people in the community who developed the original Patches and Kexts.

LINKS
nForce OS X Lion (10.7) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO

Edited by Alessandro17, 02 January 2012 - 01:12 PM.
DSDT Auto-Patcher link doesn't work because it is in the trash


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i'm here..thanks Maldon

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First of all Thanks for the impressive guide!

I followed it to the letter and now have a working Lion

However, my cpu is not recognized correctly and therefore Lion is slow as #$&*(@.

I've got the following setup:
  • Asus p8p67-m
  • core i5 2500k
  • Sapphire Radeon 6850

I've followed all your steps, copied the extra folder from the macbook pro 8,1 (sandy bridge)
added the kexts at the end of your post to the extra/extensions folder
used kextutil to create a new mkext file for the extensions
updated the boot.plist file to include SMBIOS=/Extra/smbios.plist

My video card shows as a Radeon NI40 (same as under 10.6.7), has accelerated desktop but no working dvd player, etc...

Network works, installed the lnx2mac 8111 driver from #####

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added the kexts at the end of your post to the extra/extensions folder


do you use NullCpuPowerManagement?

try another bootloader for SandyBridge
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=255866

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do you use NullCpuPowerManagement?

try another bootloader for SandyBridge
http://www.insanelym...howtopic=255866


Yes! That did the trick, used the Andy package. Installed it to the USB stick first and tried to boot from that, worked the first time. Now have a lion sporting a Core i5 which is blazing fast!

Thanks again!

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Daniel, to me not part from the hd, I have put the boot in the root, but restart the PC


;) :)
From USB work , but from Hd don't work

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Daniel, to me not part from the hd, I have put the boot in the root, but restart the PC
;) :)
From USB work , but from Hd don't work


use the same "Extra" and run Chameleon.pkg

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use the same "Extra" and run Chameleon.pkg


already executed like from guide, but not work

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already executed like from guide, but not work

do not use overclock

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do not use overclock

:wacko: :wacko:
Default?..... ;) :)

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:wacko: :wacko:
Default?..... :unsure: :unsure:

Yep

"load op. defaults" in setup, enable AHCI and HPET 64

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Yep

"load op. defaults" in setup, enable AHCI and HPET 64


:unsure: Working Now , but I am always in overclock, perhaps I have understood what has happened, I explain you. .su the Snow Raid software I have the r700, and I left from this boot, will be this?
Perhaps I have detached the SSD physically, and has left Lion, I enclose you my CABP, is from modification?

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Stuck on "Systemuptime in nanoseconds is 37909(Somenumber)" :(
Despite I installed Chameleon to the Pendrive it changed my Snow's Bootloader and windows no longer boots ( I use modcd to boot into windows )

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;) Working Now , but I am always in overclock, perhaps I have understood what has happened, I explain you. .su the Snow Raid software I have the r700, and I left from this boot, will be this?
Perhaps I have detached the SSD physically, and has left Lion, I enclose you my CABP, is from modification?

???

Despite I installed Chameleon to the Pendrive it changed my Snow's Bootloader and windows no longer boots ( I use modcd to boot into windows )


Nope
you did something wrong
follow the procedure of the topic
and do not forget to change the install location

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Ignore the windows problem, I repeated the whole Guide and booted from the flashdrive and the same thing happened, see the attached stuck picture ;)
BTW this happens seconds after choosing Mac OS X Base System from the Flash Chameleon List
Tried booting using cpus=1 and it loaded a lot more lines but it stuck too .

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great guide, though i have minor issues... i get a boot0 error w/ chameleon installed on my lion hdd... but chameleon installs to my snow leopard hdd fine and boots up lion... everything fully functioning within lion... thanks ;)

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Ignore the windows problem, I repeated the whole Guide and booted from the flashdrive and the same thing happened, see the attached stuck picture ;)
BTW this happens seconds after choosing Mac OS X Base System from the Flash Chameleon List
Tried booting using cpus=1 and it loaded a lot more lines but it stuck too .

look it

Taptun Chocolate Kernels (i.o.w. non-vanilia)
These are for HP Pavilion DVx series laptops with the InSyde BIOS / lapic incompatibility.


your problem may be that

wait for Lion

i get a boot0 error w/ chameleon installed on my lion hdd


very strange :)

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very strange ;)


from preliminary searching, my problem with chameleon on the lion drive might just be that it's a 2TB HDD..

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from preliminary searching, my problem with chameleon on the lion drive might just be that it's a 2TB HDD..

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I like the World of Warcraft Freudian slip :)

Anyways, aside from strange chameleon issues, I noticed the fakesmc kext you linked in the OP wouldn't show me my cpu temps in iStat in lion...
swapped it with my Snow Leopard one and worked well, should anyone run into that issue...





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