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Poll: Lion on nForce + Intel CPU MOBO in Desktop (42 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you successfully installed a working, bootable Lion system?

  1. Yes, on a Series 7 (750i, 780i, or 790i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the USB flash drive installer method (15 votes [25.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.42%

  2. Yes, on a Series 6 (650i or 680i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the USB flash drive installer method (13 votes [22.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.03%

  3. Yes, on a Series 6 (610i or 630i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the USB flash drive installer method (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Yes, on a Series 7 (750i, 780i, or 790i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the verdant_nForce_OSX_Lion_Installer_DVD_Booter (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Yes, on a Series 6 (650i or 680i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the verdant_nForce_OSX_Lion_Installer_DVD_Booter (3 votes [5.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.08%

  6. Yes, on a Series 6 (610i or 630i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the verdant_nForce_OSX_Lion_Installer_DVD_Booter (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Yes, on a Series 7 (750i, 780i, or 790i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using Snow Leopard from an Installer volume to another HDD/volume (1 votes [1.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.69%

  8. Yes, on a Series 6 (650i or 680i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using Snow Leopard from an Installer volume to another HDD/volume (2 votes [3.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.39%

  9. Yes, on a Series 6 (610i or 630i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using Snow Leopard from an Installer volume to another HDD/volume (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. No, none of the above methods has worked for me (6 votes [10.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.17%

  11. I have sold or plan to sell my nForce chipset MOBO to go over to the "light" side....Intel chipset MOBO..... (1 votes [1.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.69%

  12. I have sold or plan to sell my nForce chipset MOBO to buy a "real" Mac (1 votes [1.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.69%

  13. Are you running 10.7.x successfully , having auto-updated without any problems? (7 votes [11.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.86%

  14. Are all the standard Apple applications running OK? (10 votes [16.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.95%

Would you say that your Lion system is working to your satisfaction (e.g. compared to Snow Leopard)

  1. 100% on (17 votes [27.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.87%

  2. Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i (5 votes [8.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.20%

  3. Series 6 - 650i, 680i (9 votes [14.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.75%

  4. 90% on (7 votes [11.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.48%

  5. Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i (5 votes [8.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.20%

  6. Series 6 - 650i or 680i (5 votes [8.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.20%

  7. 80% on (4 votes [6.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.56%

  8. Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i (2 votes [3.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.28%

  9. Series 6 - 650i or 680i (3 votes [4.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.92%

  10. 70% on (1 votes [1.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.64%

  11. Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Series 6 - 650i or 680i (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. 60% on (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. Series 6 - 650i or 680i (1 votes [1.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.64%

  16. 50% on (1 votes [1.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.64%

  17. Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i (1 votes [1.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.64%

  18. Series 6 - 650i or 680i (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  19. < 50% on (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  20. Acceptably on 610i or 630i (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Is your Lion system working 100% on

  1. SATA HDD (33 votes [13.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.47%

  2. SATA DVDRW including burning disks (6 votes [2.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.45%

  3. PATA (IDE) HDD (8 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  4. PATA (IDE) DVDRW including burning disks (9 votes [3.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.67%

  5. Video (25 votes [10.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.20%

  6. Onboard LAN (Ethernet) (26 votes [10.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.61%

  7. USB devices (mounting/unmounting), plus USB keyboard and USB mouse (28 votes [11.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.43%

  8. Firewire (10 votes [4.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.08%

  9. PS/2 keyboard and mouse (6 votes [2.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.45%

  10. Audio including Front Panel headphones and microphone (14 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  11. Audio except Front Panel headphones (4 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  12. Audio except Front Panel microphone (5 votes [2.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.04%

  13. Sleep including waking from sleep (6 votes [2.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.45%

  14. PCI NIC (4 votes [1.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.63%

  15. eSATA (3 votes [1.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.22%

  16. Bluetooth (10 votes [4.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.08%

  17. WiFi (11 votes [4.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.49%

  18. Time Machine (8 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  19. Overclocking (12 votes [4.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.90%

  20. Auto Software Update e.g. to 10.7.x (17 votes [6.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.94%

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@ ErOSx86

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.....?

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First off,

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!

Cheers.

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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.........

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Thanks for the help verdant.

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.

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It is generally not a good idea to "mix" installation procedures............for DSDT info see post #3 in this topic.......as for audio, AFAIK your MOBO uses the Realtek ALC888S CODEC...........so, try VoodooHDA first but if that does not work then you need a legacy 888 kext + v10.6.2 AppleHDA.kext + a patched DSDT.........see post #5 in this topic........

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@Verdant

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!

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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 /

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@Verdant

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:

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@ brandoc0mmand0

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
exit

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.

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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.


Edited by GaryThePCGuy, 15 January 2014 - 12:31 PM.


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@ GaryThePCGuy

 

Your 790i nForce MOBO will run OS X 10.9 Mavericks too......see my OS X 10.9 Mavericks retail install guide........ :thumbsup_anim:


@ GaryThePCGuy

 

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........ :thumbsup_anim:



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Oh that's awesome....I really wasn't looking forward to updating up to ml or maverick....I'll check those guides tonight and just roll with maverick......thanks!!!

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Hey there,

 

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?



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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 

 

FakeSMC.kext

AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext
EvOreboot.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext (not required if OS X power management is set up)

 

See post #1.....



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Thank you! My Computer's now running perfectly :)



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Glad to help......:)







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