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On my UD3P I'm using Cartri's .8 BIOS so it may not be the same for you but to get my graphics card 9800 GT I needed pciroot set to one in my com.apple.boot.plist and for the on board Ethernet I have RealtecR1000SL.kext along with IONetworkingFamily.kext which it depends on in E/E though I assume if RealtecR1000SL were in S/L/E it would work also. All is working fine. Part of Plist below.

<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</key>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>y</string>
<key>PciRoot</key>
<string>1</string>

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My system is working when I restored the smbios.plist from my old system. Not sure why this is apparently so important, but graphics worked after moving it into place (graphicsenabler=y in boot.plist).

Also, I was able to get my PCI ethernet card working by using ##### to install the official RTL8169 drivers.

Sound works after I moved AppleHDA.kext and ALC* to /System/Library/Extensions

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So I had some time today to install Lion and followed the guide line by line and everything worked without a single issue. I installed to MBR, so the USB drive I used was also formatted for MBR. I haven't done much testing yet, but considering the success rate so far in this thread I don't anticipate any problems. I'll keep you all posted as any issues arise.

My mouse (logitech) had the scrolls reversed, and the touchpad section under system prefs where you can normally change the scroll direction was empty, so I used a small utility called Scroll Reverser (http://pilotmoon.com/scrollreverser/).

Thanks to Eliade for the initial guide, and thanks to all who contribute to insanelymac.

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I'm going to give it a whirl this afternoon to how it translates to a GA-45-UD3L.

I'll post back with any trials tribulations or open a new thread for major headaches.

Guide looks good!

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I might as well throw in a quick hint...

To smooth out fonts on some low quality third party displays like the one I'm using (Asus VH236H), use this terminal command "defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2" and reboot. Apparently some monitors are detected as CRT's and the font smoothing is shut off by default.

btw... the install has been working flawlessly over the last few hours of testing/setup. I've also noticed that Lion has a much faster startup and shutdown compared to SL. I'm running on a dual boot SSD alongside Win2008r2, but I was also running SL on the exact same drive/partition and it's just so darn smooth.

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whatever you did before...
-download my new Extra folder, and replace the one you have with it, or at least the extension folder, also delete extension.mkext if you have one in Extra
-then drag the AppleHDA from my extra/extensions folder into S/L/E (you may keep a copy in Extra, may be useful for 10.7.x updates as a quick fix)
-if you have ALC885_889a in S/L/E, remove it, having the same kext in both S/L/E can sometime be conflicting, AppleHDA doesn't have this conflict, but I didn't test if ALC885_889a does, since it worked well form Extra)
-run kext utility, the one in my first post
-reboot
-go to system pref and set the correct output

let me know if you still don't have a list in your sound system pref...but you should


Hey, thanks for your reply. I tried what you said but nothing! Could you please be more specific what exactly i should do upon successfull installation.1) Copy extra to root of partition 2)...
Also my mobo is ep45-ud3lr has Realtek ALC888 codec, lion says audio ID: 885 does that make any sense?
Also appleHDA.kext is marked pink while others are marked green in the extra folder?

I'm going to do a clean install and wait for your instructions. Thanks for your time

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Hey, thanks for your reply. I tried what you said but nothing! Could you please be more specific what exactly i should do upon successfull installation.1) Copy extra to root of partition 2)...
Also my mobo is ep45-ud3lr has Realtek ALC888 codec, lion says audio ID: 885 does that make any sense?
Also appleHDA.kext is marked pink while others are marked green in the extra folder?

I'm going to do a clean install and wait for your instructions. Thanks for your time


I didn't see that it was a ud3lr, I thought it was typo at first... the guide is designed specifically for ud3r, similar board like yours will need some minor tweaking depending on the small differences..
that is why it is not working, like you said you have an ALC888, ud3r has a ALC889a
and the driver i posted is specific to 889a

so in your case upon successful install,

  • Install chameleon again, but this time on the freshly installed Lion
  • Copy my extra folder my Extra folder to the root of the installed Lion drive (if an Extra folder already exists replace it)
  • unzip sound_and_bonjour.zip
    -follow the instruction for bonjour (either using the installer if it works, or doing it manually, explained carefully in the readme doc)
    -DO NOT follow instruction for sound
  • at the root of your drive in Extra/Extensions delete appleHDA and delete ALC885_889a
  • Attached File  Bin_ALC888_AppleHDA_Lion_11A459e.zip   1.61MB   95 downloads
  • unzip and put in respective folder (one in S/L/E other in E/E)
  • run kextutility
  • reboot
  • go to sound system pref and set correct output (if the kext worked)
  • if your sound is broken after lion update, just replace applehda in s/l/e with the one provided in this post
reason why AppleHDA is pink is to differentiate it, it actually does nothing in E/E and can be deleted, and must be copied to S/L/E or following the instruction (more universal since it is valid for future updates without having to wait for me to post the patched one, in case if the 10.7GM applehda patched one doesn't work anymore), but anyway that is only for us with ALC889a

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Great Guide.

Completed via your direction on GM Lion. GA-EP45T-UD3L.

Used your Extra V2. (17 Jul)

My Mods:

ACL888 for sound vice yours. At kexts dot com. Trifecta ACL8xxHDA.kext (e/e) , AppleHDA.kext (s/l/e), HDAEnabler888.kext (s/l/e) DSDT.aml for my board. (didn't try yours, since I know mine has worked in previous versions.)

Sleep Works fine.

Have yet to try time capsule. Icons are normal.

3 issues.
1: for my board IOUSB is squirrelly. First time I plug in a new USB device, I Kernel Panic and crash. If I boot with (the device installed) no problems. Can hot swap at will -- no crash.
2: Sound. Resolved as discussed above.
3. Used my backup dsdt.aml from previous build ( have to figure out if i need to change to support sound options but since it works right now, I'm happy for the time being.)


Thanks a bunch! Hope this helps others.

S_L

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First off, I'd like to thank you for the guide.

I've been having an issue trying to install Lion on my system. Specs are:
-E8400
-EP45-UD3P
-HD4870 512MB

I've followed this guide and tried around 4 times. When I boot my system with the flash drive plugged in, I get stuck at the initial motherboard splash screen. My guess is that it is Chameleon because I've tried a different version of Chameleon and my system gets past the splash screen. Yet even with a different version of Chameleon, the USB Drive isn't recognized as a bootable disk. I had Snow Leopard installed previously, but I've since wiped it.

Could you please help me out with this issue? Thanks in advance.

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Could you please help me out with this issue? Thanks in advance.


The thumb drive should show up as a hard drive not a bootable usb, have you tried using F12 to select the boot device?

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First off, I'd like to thank you for the guide.

I've been having an issue trying to install Lion on my system. Specs are:
-E8400
-EP45-UD3P
-HD4870 512MB

I've followed this guide and tried around 4 times. When I boot my system with the flash drive plugged in, I get stuck at the initial motherboard splash screen. My guess is that it is Chameleon because I've tried a different version of Chameleon and my system gets past the splash screen. Yet even with a different version of Chameleon, the USB Drive isn't recognized as a bootable disk. I had Snow Leopard installed previously, but I've since wiped it.

Could you please help me out with this issue? Thanks in advance.


you are right, I actually installed mine with a sata drive, not usb
I did noticed that problem with a usn version i wanted to do, at first I thought it was a specific HDD, but then happened on a second one with osx lion install stuff.
It may be due to GUID and multipartition, is that your case ? if you are willing to try do a single partition.
or maybe flashdrive vs usb HDD, I'm not sure
but I understand you are using a flashdrive right, not usb HDD... so then this is not the problem...weird

here is my easy workaround:
if you had a second partition on that usb hd, hopefully blank, delete it in diskutility and recreate it (the GUID table will be re-written and computer will boot with connected USB drive, don't reinstall chameleon of course, or it will break again), but you won't be able to boot from it... I know it is odd, I'm a bit confused at why

if not that start again the guide without installing chameleon, but still do put the Extra folder in it along with mach_kernel

with another small thumbdrive, have a minimum 32MB usb flash drive
format it in GUID (using partition tab in disk utility)
install the chameleon on it (if chameleon is not happy, first create blank Library folder, and try installing it again)
drag the extra folder on it
with showallfileutility, drag mach_kernel to the root
reboot -> F12 -> and boot on that flash drive -> at chameleon screen choose the "Mac OS X Base System"

I'm going to try if that work

EDIT: just tried it it worked !

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you are right, I actually installed mine with a sata drive, not usb
I noticed that problem, at first I thought it was a specific HDD, but then happened on a second one with osx lion install stuff.
It may be due to GUID and multipartition, is that your case ? if you are willing to try do a single partition.
or maybe flashdrive vs usb HDD, I'm not sure


here is my easy workaround:
if you had a second partition on that usb hd, hopefully blank, delete it in diskutility and recreate it (the GUID table will be re-written and computer will boot with connected USB drive, don't reinstall chameleon of course, or it will break again), but you won't be able to boot from it... I know it is odd, I'm a bit confused at why

if not that start again the guide without installing chameleon, but still do put the Extra folder in it along with mach_kernel

have a minimum 32MB usb flash drive
format it in GUID (using partition tab in disk utility)
install the chameleon on it (if chameleon is not happy, first create blank Library folder, and try installing it again)
drag the extra folder on it
with showallfileutility, drag mach_kernel to the root
rebbot F12 and boot on that flash drive at chameleon screen choose the "Mac OS X Base System"

I'm going to try if that work

EDIT: just tried it it worked !

On my HDD, I have 3 partitions: Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and a 200GB FAT32 Data Partition to use between the two. Could that be the issue? Do I have to just use a single partition? I'm a bit confused.

By the time I get this to work, Retail Lion will probably be out :D

Thanks!

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-HD4870 512MB



If you're using Eliade's Extra folder, delete the NVtext.kext (may be inaccurate, as I deleted it already...) I had a problem with it being present when using it with my ATI HD 4870. [System Hangs] the stock kexts will produces very workable results for you.

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Okay,

So I just tried installing Chameleon on a separate flash drive and that didn't work. I suppose the only culprit is my multiple partitions.

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I didn't see that it was a ud3lr, I thought it was typo at first... the guide is designed specifically for ud3r, similar board like yours will need some minor tweaking depending on the small differences..
that is why it is not working, like you said you have an ALC888, ud3r has a ALC889a
and the driver i posted is specific to 889a

so in your case upon successful install,

  • Install chameleon again, but this time on the freshly installed Lion
  • Copy my extra folder my Extra folder to the root of the installed Lion drive (if an Extra folder already exists replace it)
  • unzip sound_and_bonjour.zip
    -follow the instruction for bonjour (either using the installer if it works, or doing it manually, explained carefully in the readme doc)
    -DO NOT follow instruction for sound
  • at the root of your drive in Extra/Extensions delete appleHDA and delete ALC885_889a
  • Attached File  Bin_ALC888_AppleHDA_Lion_11A459e.zip   1.61MB   95 downloads
  • unzip and put in respective folder (one in S/L/E other in E/E)
  • run kextutility
  • reboot
  • go to sound system pref and set correct output (if the kext worked)
  • if your sound is broken after lion update, just replace applehda in s/l/e with the one provided in this post
reason why AppleHDA is pink is to differentiate it, it actually does nothing in E/E and can be deleted, and must be copied to S/L/E or following the instruction (more universal since it is valid for future updates without having to wait for me to post the patched one, in case if the 10.7GM applehda patched one doesn't work anymore), but anyway that is only for us with ALC889a


Ok just to let you know, I tried that too but it didn't work either. The good news is that Sunlizard's method of Trifecta ACL8xxHDA.kext (e/e) , AppleHDA.kext (s/l/e), HDAEnabler888.kext did it wonderfully.
I might add that my machine works really smoothly, it even sleeps automatically without problems.
All in all I'm happy as a baby! Thank you all so much for helping!

If there was any chance of installing mac osx on my lenovo x100e I would be even happier:-)

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To save anyone from having to hunt.

This includes my DSDT.aml (EP-45T-UD3L) and the ACL888 kexts.

CROSS-THREAD ALERT: These are for a different board than ELIADE's ORIGINAL POST!

Hope this helps others as much as Eliade's original helped me,

S_L

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To save anyone from having to hunt.

This includes my DSDT.aml (EP-45T-UD3L) and the ACL888 kexts.

CROSS-THREAD ALERT: These are for a different board than ELIADE's ORIGINAL POST!

Hope this helps others as much as Eliade's original helped me,

S_L


You saved my life with the trifecta thing. Thank you. I have the same mobo as you and I'm still using eliade's dsdt and everything works, should I switch to yours? Do you have sleep working and everything. Also is there a way to compile these audio kexts so that everything works immediately upon install. Do you think it could be fixed by patching dsdt? You think you could do it?

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Okay,

So I just tried installing Chameleon on a separate flash drive and that didn't work. I suppose the only culprit is my multiple partitions.


I'm confused, let's clear things out again:
1/ you can't go beyond post screen, right ? not even past HDD detection during boot, right ?
2/ SL/7/fat32 are all on one single HD, but that drive is internal right ? if so there won't be a problme.
3/ this internal drive is MBR not GUID, right? if so don't forget to use OSXinstall_MBR, but that os not the problem yet anyway
4/ the drive you formatted that had Lion installer, is a USB flash drive or USB HDD ? it is not an internal drive, right?
5/ that USB drive with lion instaler, is GUID or MBR ?
6/ is there multiple partition on that drive, or am i totally confused and the drive you have Lion installer is on the same drive as SL, 7, Fat32...

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anyone got their headphone/front speaker working?

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To save anyone from having to hunt.

This includes my DSDT.aml (EP-45T-UD3L) and the ACL888 kexts.

CROSS-THREAD ALERT: These are for a different board than ELIADE's ORIGINAL POST!

Hope this helps others as much as Eliade's original helped me,

S_L


I posted your zip to my second post, below the guide :gun:





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