So, after months of waiting, finding just the correct method to install the Mac OS X Lion (10.7) on my PC, after giving about 100's of tries, I finally managed to install Mac OS X Lion on my PC, absolutely working, with Sound, Networking, and Graphics.
[Note: This guide is for Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L motherboard only. Also for the below given hardware specs. Might cause problem on different hardware than this. So proceed carefully.]
Here's my system specs on which I am currently running Lion:
- Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L rev. 1
- Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 @ 2.66GHz
- 4GB ( 2x 2GB) 800 MHz DDR2 RAM
- MSI N9500GT OC Edition
- Kakewalk 4.1.1 from http://www.kakewalk.se/
- Lion Installer, can be downloaded for $29.99 from Mac App Store.
- Minimum 8GB USB Stick.
- A Mac is needed to create the USB stick with the necessary files for installing Lion on your PC. Borrow one from a friend for at least half an hour.
- ##### (Lion Version) from http://www.tonymacx86.blogspot.com
Once you have the files downloaded, you can start the process.
- Copy the Lion installer and Kakewalk to the Desktop of a Mac. Run Kakewalk, and on main screen click 'Create Install Disk'.
- On Next Screen, locate the Lion app you downloaded from the Mac App Store, choose the motherboard, in this case 'Gigabyte G41M-ES2L' as that works perfectly, then choose the USB stick as the destination (make sure you select the correct disk, or you'll end up installing to the Mac you're working on), then hit the Create button.
- Go grab yourself a cup of coffee, as this may take 10 - 30 mins depending on the pen drive. Once done, you have a bootable USB having the Lion installer in it. The pen drive is renamed to Kakewalk.
- When the Kakewalk finishes, click OK in the end, eject your pen drive, and return the Mac to your friend unscathed.
- Now plug the USB to your PC and turn it on. Go to BIOS Settings, in there change these settings as follows:
- First boot device under Advanced settings, to USB-HDD, and in the first option under Advanced Settings, press Enter, and select the USB-HDD and press '+' to bring it to the top. (Make sure you have your pen drive attached, then only it would show up in here)
- Power Management -> HPET -> 64 bit, ACPI Suspended Type -> S3 (STR) and (don't remember the exact option) Hard Drive Mode -> Enhanced
- Save Settings and boot.
- When you boot from the USB stick, you will see the Kakewalk EFI bootloader, let it start itself.
- After this step, you'll see a long process of white text flowing on your screen, after which you'll be greeted to the Lion installation screen.
- Follow the instructions on screen till you reach where to install Mac OS X. On top goto Utilities -> Disk Utility. In the left pane select the main HDD you will be installing Lion to, then click Partition on the left in center. From Volume Scheme Select '1 Partition' and in Options below, select 'GUID Partition Table'. Then in volume information, type a name for your disk, and select format type as 'Mac OS Extended (Journaled)'. Leave the rest untouched. Click Apply. One done, exit Disk Utility. Select the Disk you formatted, and hit Install.
- The installation will take about 30 mins, at the end of which your computer will reboot. Leave the USB Stick plugged in, as there is no bootloader yet, the pen drive provides a temporary one, we'll be fixing that later.
- This time when system boots up, on the Kakewalk EFI bootloader screen, press any key. It will show up the Disks to boot from. Select the disk you installed Mac to, identified by the name you entered in Step 9.
- Now you'll be welcomed to the next steps of Installation. Continue with the necessary details as asked.
- Once done, you should arrive on the default Lion Desktop. Congratulations!! Your installation has been successful. But you still have to install the bootloader to your hard drive so that it can boot up on its own.
- Now run ##### you have downloaded. Click Continue till you reach the screen where it asks to select what to install. Check the first option, '##### Install', thats it. Click Continue, Enter your password, click OK, and let it install. Once done, close #####, eject your pen drives, and reboot. this time you'll see the system automatically boots to the Mac.
- So now we're done with the installation. As of now, your Graphics and Internet should be working, open Safari to check. But Sound still doesn't work. So we need a bit of tinkering.
- Click on the magnifying glass on top right, and type in 'HDA', you will see various results. Click 'Show All in Finder'.
- If you see a file named AppleHDA.kext (in case it doesn't show up in Finder, navigate to /System/Library/Extensions and in there find the file), delete that file. If it asks for password, enter, hit OK. Empty Trash from dock.
- Now you'll need to download 2 files:
- Note: If you plan to update to 10.7.2, don't proceed below to steps 20 and 21, as sound will be enabled after updating to 10.7.2. Simply follow from post #10 below, and leave step 2 in there (saving you some work), else you may continue here.
- Extract both, and run Kext Utility, let it perform the basic work first. After it shows 'Enjoy ...', drag and drop the downloaded kext file onto the interface, Enter your password, OK, and let it install.
- Once done, reboot, and you should have sound fully working.
Attached here is the screen shot of my Hackintosh.
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