Jump to content

[GUIDE] A fast and easy way to install Lion


  • Please log in to reply
612 replies to this topic

#601
tseug

tseug

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 411 posts
  • Gender:Male

@Tseug

Pretty happy, the prob was the BIOS, setted correctly but lost the submenu boot order..
Then the installation procedure has gone well, even the finalize script, unfortunately something is gone wrong on the graphic side.
I attach an image, just supposed it's the FX Quadro 3500 the prob...


Posted Image


Yeah, looks like it.

#602
FavleX

FavleX

    FavleX

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 731 posts
..any suggestions to solve that?
In the mean time an old partition 10.5 is bootable..can I copy something from that to solve? Or I relaunch the finalize script..?

#603
tseug

tseug

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 411 posts
  • Gender:Male

Nevermind, got it to work!

Also, please tell me the OP will update this script for Mountain Lion once it is released later this month?

OP, FTW on this script. Works perfectly on my GA-P35-DS4!



I will probably update it for Mountain Lion. Although, if the rumour holds (launch date july 25) it probably won't be on launch day as I am on holiday at the time.

..any suggestions to solve that?
In the mean time an old partition 10.5 is bootable..can I copy something from that to solve? Or I relaunch the finalize script..?


You might need additional kexts and/or changing org.chameleon.Boot.plist . I don't know how to deal with hardware I can't test.

#604
FavleX

FavleX

    FavleX

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 731 posts
..yes..supposed like that.
Added NVENAbler kext in Extra folder and the panic is gone, but I am fixed at 1280x1024 resolution.

#605
CmCd01

CmCd01

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Donators
  • 74 posts

I will probably update it for Mountain Lion. Although, if the rumour holds (launch date july 25) it probably won't be on launch day as I am on holiday at the time.

Great, looking forward to it!
Take your time and enjoy your break. I really appreciate your work on this over the years. Has always worked great on my now old DS4!

#606
FavleX

FavleX

    FavleX

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 731 posts
Update.
I think I am not so far to get it solved.
I changed my org.chameleon.Boot.plist adding the device properties and string of the fx quadro 3500.
Note that in my /System/Library/Extension the NV40DAV doesn't appear anymore.
The good new is that system profiler report the graphic details correct..I need the the next step..

Posted Image

..the acceleration is still gone

#607
kurt

kurt

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
Favle, I had the same kernel panic. You might need to boot into 32-bit mode.

I am running (temporarily) a GeForce 7300 GT, which is not compatible with 64-bit mode, for some reason.

So at boot, I type arch=i386 and I'm good to go.

64-bit apps can run once booted into 32-bit mode, so until I get a new vid card, this fix will do.

#608
FavleX

FavleX

    FavleX

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 731 posts
..finally, done.

I try to share my small experience.

Take in mind this procedure has been tested on the signature below hardware only.

Follow the wonderful Tseug Guide.
At the end you will get a KP due to Geforce7xx and other one kexts as my previous screenshot showed, for conflicts.

Don't mind.Be happy.

Just reboot with usb drive installation system by Tseug, open Terminal from Utilities, add the EFI string at org.boot.plist device-properties, save it.
Reboot with the "ignore caches" boot option and you will gone with that.
It didn't need to add NVENABLER kext in Extra folder at all, and the GraphicEnabler option in the org.boot.plist is setted @ Yes.

At now everything is working except I have the ethernet recognized as bluetooth but it's correctly working with IP dns and everithing else; sleep is working but I have to keep the power on, differently, the deep sleep crash and the system must boot again.

:whistle:

[Edit] sorry, as mentioned by court we need to a kernle flags for starting the nvidia driver @32 but using the apps @64 problemless, screenshot below of the org.boot.plist used.

Posted Image

#609
kurt

kurt

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
tseug, thanks again for your work on this. I CANNOT wait till it is updated for Mountain Lion.

In the meantime, I did encounter something strange that I can't quite figure out.

So, as some background, I am running a Mac Pro mod, using the GA-P35-DS4 mobo (mounted sideways! in the case) and with an Apple bluetooth module hack.

I wired it correctly using voltage step-down diodes to bring the 5V USB head to 3.3. Initially I was running a GeForce 9600GT card that worked perfectly with the nvidia text installed by default with this script.

However, I couldn't for the life of me get Bluetooth to work. It always returned an error at boot and once the computer started up, I could never get Bluetooth to connect to my Apple keyboard, trackpad and magic mouse.

BUT, after I swapped out my 9600GT for my backup 7300GT, Bluetooth works PERFECTLY!

I did phsycially damage my 9600GT, which is why I'm not using it anymore. But I am wondering why there was that Bluetooth issue with the 9600GT and not with my 7300GT.

And it wasn't a matter of 64-bit vs 32-bit, because I had tried booting in 32-bit with the 9600 and it didn't work.

Have you heard of any such incompatibility with the 9600GT card?

The only thing I can think of is that the 9600GT required the 6-pin power connector, whereas the 7300GT runs completely off the PCI slot.

Any ideas?

#610
sickr1rider

sickr1rider

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 71 posts

tseug, thanks again for your work on this. I CANNOT wait till it is updated for Mountain Lion.

In the meantime, I did encounter something strange that I can't quite figure out.

So, as some background, I am running a Mac Pro mod, using the GA-P35-DS4 mobo (mounted sideways! in the case) and with an Apple bluetooth module hack.

I wired it correctly using voltage step-down diodes to bring the 5V USB head to 3.3. Initially I was running a GeForce 9600GT card that worked perfectly with the nvidia text installed by default with this script.

However, I couldn't for the life of me get Bluetooth to work. It always returned an error at boot and once the computer started up, I could never get Bluetooth to connect to my Apple keyboard, trackpad and magic mouse.

BUT, after I swapped out my 9600GT for my backup 7300GT, Bluetooth works PERFECTLY!

I did phsycially damage my 9600GT, which is why I'm not using it anymore. But I am wondering why there was that Bluetooth issue with the 9600GT and not with my 7300GT.

And it wasn't a matter of 64-bit vs 32-bit, because I had tried booting in 32-bit with the 9600 and it didn't work.

Have you heard of any such incompatibility with the 9600GT card?

The only thing I can think of is that the 9600GT required the 6-pin power connector, whereas the 7300GT runs completely off the PCI slot.

Any ideas?


I too have a mac pro mod using this mobo (nightmare) and would love a detailed write up on how you got the front usb working. I ended up splicing the power button straight to the motherboard and not dealing with firewire and usb. I looked it up on aqua mac but never could get them working. I have an ati 6870 twin frozr as my graphics card and my bluetooth dongle works great hidden inside the case.

#611
kurt

kurt

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts
I would never do a Mac Pro mod again, knowing what I now know.

But it sure is sweet having it finally working, haha.

s1ckrider, I wish I had a solution to the front USB ports. I too have not been able to get them working. I assumed that I had a defective front panel, or that the same issue that was breaking my Bluetooth was breaking the front USB ports.

It is unfortunate that you are also encountering the same issue.

Question: is it a data or power issue for you?

I think it is a power issue for me. When I plug something in--nada, zippo. No red light on my usb optical mouse.

It's not a huge deal for me, because since I have my mobo installed sidways, the USB ports on the mobo face toward the bottom of the computer and I just plug the USB wires directly into the mobo ports.

Ultimately, when I upgrade to newer hardware, I will buy an mATX and mount it better. But for now, it sounds like we may have to live without those front panel USB ports.

Unless anyone with a GA-p35-DS4 Mac Pro mod can prove us wrong?

#612
tseug

tseug

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 411 posts
  • Gender:Male
Mountain Lion guide here.

#613
Stellair

Stellair

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 375 posts
  • Gender:Male
Since 2-3 days I got freezes in almost every application and games. First I thought it was the game (COD) that was buggy but now I think it's graphical card or the memory. I have a dual boot (W7) and in windows it gave me a BSOD with code 0A.
So after a couple of minutes working in Lion the window is blocked and the classic 'please shutdown computer...' appears like this:
Posted Image

I was on 10.7.3 when I got the problem and now I updated to 10.7.5 because maybe it could come from the install but it's not. It's likely a hardware failure but how to check in osx?

EDIT: Ok I found it. It was a memory module that was broken. I used the install guide from Tseug to go to 10.8 and everything is working again. Thanks!





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

© 2014 InsanelyMac  |   News  |   Forum  |   Downloads  |   OSx86 Wiki  |   Mac Netbook  |   PHP hosting by CatN  |   Designed by Ed Gain  |   Logo by irfan  |   Privacy Policy