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(Guide) Install Mac OSX Lion 10.7.2 on MSI G31TM-P21, E6550 Core 2 Duo


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Well I definitely had a few people help me out on here and I wanted to be helpful back. Hopefully this can help out some of you all that need it.

How to install MAC OSX Lion 10.7.2 on MSI G31TM-P21

Create ##### All-In-One Bootable USB Drive using this tutorial:

http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/10/unibeast-install-mac-os-x-lion-using.html

My setup:

MSI G31TM-P21 motherboard
E6550 Core 2 Duo 2.33ghz
4GB 800 MHZ DDR2 RAM
MSI VN210 MD512 (GeForce 210 512mb) PCI-E video card (DVI, VGA, HDMI)
Onboard sound (N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller) per Systeminfo report
Onboard ethernet (RTL8101E/8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet Controller) per Systeminfo report
IBM SATA 80GB HDD (Test drive for this setup)
Seagate 500 GB SATA HDD
Western Digital 500 GB SATA HDD
Western Digital 120 GB IDE HDD
Western Digital 80 GB IDE HDD

FILES NEEDED:

##### All-In-One USB Drive: Can be created following this tutorial: http://tonymacx86.bl...lion-using.html

USB Flash Drive with size of 8.0gb or more.

#####: http://www.mediafire...bm1ep8kx1a8e8sw

rBoot Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD: http://www.mediafire...w876p5242o6ue1w

##### 4.2.1 for OSX Lion: http://www.mediafire...84sywwmc0wr4yg0

Realtek RTL 8102 and 8103E-L Ethernet for Lion for MSI G31TM-P21: RTL8102E_8103E.zip: http://www.mediafire...k4497x5neopmm22

VoodooHDA 0.2.56: http://www.mediafire...41p9m2bw39128ch


1. Insert HDD you want to install MAC OSX Lion on.

2. Insert USB created with MAC OSX Lion ##### install.

3. At startup screen if screen doesn't start and goes black choose -s to start in single user mode (I had to do this but no guarantees that you all will have to do this).

4. Once you are in the setup choose Disk Utility and setup hard drive with these options:
a. Mac-OS Journaled
b. GUID Partition

5. Close Disk Utility once partition has been created.

6. Choose Continue and choose options (if showed…mine did not show any).

7. MAC OSX Lion should now install.

8. Once installation is complete you will need to reboot and choose the USB drive to boot.

9. Once you are at the ##### logo choose the MAC OSX Lion partition and hit enter. This should boot up Lion.

10. Go through Lion setup, enter your account information, etc.

11. At this point this is what is working and what isn't.
a. Ethernet working
b. Sound not working
c. Graphics drivers are generic

12. Install ##### 4.2.1 for Lion. Choose ##### and SYSTEM UTILITIES options only.

13. Restart without USB drive and it goes to grey screen with Apple Logo and halts. Reboot with USB drive also gives grey screen with Apple logo and halts.

14. Boot computer and choose CD Drive and insert the Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD.

15. Computer should boot up fine with no issues. At this point this is what is working and what isn't.
a. Ethernet is no longer working.
b. Sound not working.
c. Graphics drivers are generic.

16. Extract the contents of the RTL8102E_8103E.zip. Open Kext Helper B7 and drag the IONetworkingFamily.kext to it, enter password, choose EASY INSTALL. This will install the next for the networking driver.

17. Reboot using the Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD.

18. At this point this is what is working and what isn't.
a. Ethernet is now working.
b. Sound is not working.
c. Graphics drivers are generic.

19. Install VoodooHDA 0.2.56.

20. Reboot the system with the Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD.

21. At this point this is what is working and what isn't.
a. Ethernet is working.
b. Sound is now working.
c. Graphics drivers are generic.

22. Install the Mac OSX Lion 10.7.2 Client Combo Update (MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.2.dmg) that you can download at this site:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1459

23. Reboot the system without the Snow Leopard and Lion Rescue Boot CD.

24. At this point you should be able to boot into the Mac OSX Lion WITHOUT a boot disc or usb drive and be at Lion 10.7.2.

25. At this point this is what is working and what isn't.
a. Ethernet is working.
b. Sound is working.
c. Graphics drivers for my video card (GeForce 210 512mb) now reads correctly with full Quartz Extreme support. (This is dependent upon your video card). The 10.7.2 Client Combo Update supports better drivers for video cards.

If anyone has any further instructions or help with this that can help improve it it would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Thanks mate.I followed your instructions and worked like a charm.And you have to boot in -s cause otherwise it simply cannot boot.My gpu is 9800gt 512 gddr3 and my cpu is e5300,everything works.If you haven't posted this tutorial i probably would never try a retail mac on my pc.Much appreciated.This topic must be pinned :) Just for info your rBoot link isn't good.I've downloaded it and when i tried to open it it said that the rar is damaged.

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Well, I have the same motherboard and processor with the latest firmware v4.7. I boot with ##### and -s but I keep getting an ACPI kernel panic during the Lion setup screen. Did you have to configure the BIOS a certain way?

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Well, I have the same motherboard and processor with the latest firmware v4.7. I boot with ##### and -s but I keep getting an ACPI kernel panic during the Lion setup screen. Did you have to configure the BIOS a certain way?


Here are the settings from my bios. Looks like I am on firmware 4.1. Never really updated the bios on here since I got the board a couple of years ago. :)


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Thank you! That was very nice. I will try it out this weekend when I can get the computer back out.

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Well, unfortunately it didn't work for me. I get a kernel panic with the error "0 AppleUSBCDC: start - initDevice failed." The only thing I can think is that my BIOS version is 4.7 and yours is 4.1.





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