nForce OS X Lion (10.7) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO
Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:21 PM
Have you looked at the crash logs......? Your options on what to do next will depend on what the crash logs indicate........
Are you now using imk's AppleNForceATA.kext, so that you do not have use the maxmem=3072 bootflag?
Have you tried one HDD per SATA channel (Windows on SATA Primary 0/1 and OS X on SATA Primary 1/2) with SATA channel 2/3 disabled.....?
Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:17 AM
THANK YOU verdant for the massive documentation and support on these nForce boards.
I am having a heck of time finding such precise info as yours, so needless to say, your work is greatly appreciated!
I am having an issue with a fresh install of OSX Lion. Here are my specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
EVGA 790i Ultra SLI
GeForce GTX 260
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600mhz 4GB
2x300GB SATA HDD
My problem is that, once I boot into the installer, none of my hard drives show up.
I have confirmed my BIOS settings from your chart in the Leopard install guide.
I have confirmed AHCI mode is enable.
Any help is appreciated!
Posted 01 November 2012 - 06:16 AM
Thanks for your appreciation of my guides...........glad they are helpful.......
You will need to to check and confirm that:
1. Your installer includes and so will load imk's 64bit AppleNForceATA.kext at bootup...........are you using my USB Installer method as described in post #1?
2. Your OS X target SATA HDD need to be formatted appropriately for OS X and to match your installer setup, i.e. to be bootable, put OS X on a primary partition, formatted as either GPT and MacOS Extended (Journaled) or MBR and MacOS Extended (Journaled) and if you are installing OS X on an MBR formatted HDD, then your installer must be set for MBR too.........
Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:37 AM
I originally did not include your kexts from the support files. Put them on the installer and voila! Drives showed up, and I have successfully installed the OS. I actually used a un1beast USB with some of your included kexts (acquired from a friend) to install the OS.
However, I used mult1beast to install an audio kext and now upon booting, the OS just freezes and I cant do anything. =/
The LAN and graphics card worked on first boot, so i was trying to get the audio working and I guess I was a bit ambitious. This is still a learning process for me as I am new.
I did not do anything with the DSDT file as I am still not sure what exactly this does and what I need to do for my specific system, would you mind giving a quick explanation?
Thank you very much.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:44 AM
I realize this now I should not have mixed, but in my case, I got OSX 10.8.2 installed and running smoothly. Also got the audio working via VoodooHDA.
I followed your steps to create and patch a DSDT, now sitting on the desktop. But when I tired to boot straight from the hard drive, I get "Waiting for root device" and I have to restart and boot from the USB installer.
Otherwise things are up and running smoothly, thank you so much for the help!
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:10 AM
Have you installed a Chameleon v2.0 or v2.1 bootloader on your OS X system HDD.....?
Have you put imk's 64bit AppleNForceATA.kext in your HDD OS X system's /Extra directory or in /System/Library/Extensions directory......?
Your patched DSDT.aml file should go in the OS X root directory i.e. / or in the /Extra directory.......I always put my DSDT.aml file in /
Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:53 AM
I put imk's 64bit AppleNForceATA.kext in S/L/E
I put my patched DSDT.aml in root.
This is the error message upon booting:
Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:46 PM
First of all, after putting imk's 64bit AppleNForceATA.kext in S/L/E, you need to use Terminal to reset the kexts ownership and permissions and rebuild the kernelcache file……alternatively, you can use janek202's Kext Wizard for a Terminal-free life.......
In Terminal type:
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
Have you done this?
If yes, then first save a copy of ApplePolicyControl.kext before deleting it from /System/Library/Extensions/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/Contents/PlugIns
BTW does your DSDT.aml file compile without any errors and/or warnings?
Finally, if you are now running only OS X 10.8.2, then please switch to posting in my OS X Mountain Lion topic.
Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:19 PM
trying to instal lion on evga 790i from scratch. i have another hack running 10.6.8 but could never get lion running on it. im on a budget and from what i can see this newer board will run up into ml. so is there any decent guides that can help with a fresh install on this board? ive setup iatkos l2 disc on usb stick and when the installer runs it wont show my hdd. only shows my flashdrive. any help would be appreciated.
the board is evga 790i ultra with nvidia gt 8600 gc (1gb) core 2 quad 2.4ghz and 2 gb ddr3
oops. see some good answers right on this very page. will try that stuff tonight.
Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:12 PM
Your 790i nForce MOBO will run OS X 10.9 Mavericks too......see my OS X 10.9 Mavericks retail install guide........
Your 790i nForce MOBO will run OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9 Mavericks too......see my nForce 10.8.x and 10.9.x retail install guides........
Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:40 PM
Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:47 PM
I finally managed to install OS X Lion on my P5N32-SLi Board (using my Laptop - my PC did not load the CD). Now Macintosh is running quite slowly on an external Drive (using a HDD-adaptor), because otherwise I got Kernel Panic.
Is it possible to run OS X from an internal Drive? Which kexts do I need?
Posted 09 March 2014 - 12:03 AM
Yes, OS X can run from an internal HDD........see post #1 Parts A to D for example, and Parts E and F for installation via a DVD.......
You need at least the following kexts
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext (not required if OS X power management is set up)
See post #1.....
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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:00 PM
Thank you! My Computer's now running perfectly
Posted 16 March 2014 - 07:51 PM
Glad to help......
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