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1. After installing ML from the USB stick and booting into the ML hard disk for the first time I would first get the apple logo with spinning wheel and then the display would go to sleep. However, when I used the -v option, the system booted (albeit with error messages) correctly and then I was able to install the driver package and everything worked. When I tried again (without the -v) on a different fresh install the display system again goes to sleep. This only happenms the first time I boot. After I install the driver package everything works without the -v. Any ideas? I can't figure it out and boy is it driving me crazy. It looks like the -v option forces the display to stay awake as it is spitting out info. It is a P8P67 Pro with GTX 460


Try UseGraphicsEnabler=Yes

2. Is there a way to have the install created on a hard disk partition instead of a USB disk (so that install goes faster)? The hard disk will have an existing lion install on one partition, thee ML install partition (say 8GB) and the a partition with ML Dp2. Just curious if this can be done.


Not sure it would load the preboot image in that configuration but you can give it a try.

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Try UseGraphicsEnabler=Yes



Not sure it would load the preboot image in that configuration but you can give it a try.


That did it! Even though the boot.plist has GraphicsEnabler=Yes, setting it again on the chameleon boot screen fixed it. Thank you.

Yes, the preboot.dmg does not get loaded. I am going to try booting with the USB and then pointing to the hard drive partition with the install image. I will report back later.

I am running into a sleep issue, or more precisely a wake from sleep issue.

I successfully flashed the bios on my P8P67 Pro using your files for the Rev 3.0. I am using a GTX 460 with two displays connected via DVI. I have removed NullCPUPower Management and rebuilt kexts. On ML DP2, system goes to sleep and wakes up like a charm each time without any problems! However, on Lion (10.7.3) it does not always work. Most of the time only the primary display wakes up and the secondary display does not leaving the system in an unusable state and requiring a hard reset. I say most of the time only because on a couple of rare occasions both monitors initialized back after sleep. Is there anything different I should be doing in Lion? Thank you.

Update:

Sleep now works perfectly on my P8P67 Pro machine with modded bios, dual DVI displays on GTX 460, no NULLCPUpowermanagement, and running Lion (as well as ML Dp2). On Lion, I removed the Nvidia update for 10.7.3 from ###### (MacMan patch) and instead installed the Quadro drivers for Lion from the Nvidia web site. On ML, sleep works natively without any added nvidia kexts.

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Hi Andy,

Just want to say a big THANK YOU! :thumbsup_anim: as after trying other guides from other sites (and failing with only limited success) I have used your guides to firstly install 10.6.7 and then follow this guide to create my Lion USB installer and install 10.7.3. It all worked like a charm, exactly as you said it would. Only bit I have struggled with is getting my Nvidia GTX480 to work properly, but now have nailed it (with the info from a couple of earlier posts here), dual displays looking superb. You are a sodding genius. Now to start installing apps... :D oops, better run Carbon copy first...

Thanks again

Steve

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Hello, excellent work with the Lion install, running it on my Sabertooth P67 atm, wondering if you could make a Sabertooth P67 package for Mountain Lion too? ^.^

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Andy,
Could you please tell me how to install just the audio from your package manually? On a couple of occasions when I did not have audio, I ran your package again and it fixed it. Rather than installing the whole package I would like to just add the audio. I have extracted from your package the three kexts using Pacifist. They are the AppleHDA (which I guess is from an older version of the OS 10.6.2), the ALC892 kext for the P8P67 Pro and the HDAEnbaler.
How do I install them using kext utility? Do they have to be done in a particular order? I ask because I see that your package creates a temp directory during installation.
Thank you!

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Hi Andy,

A new version of the BIOS has been out for some time now, do you think you could do it the magic you did with the older ones ? :)

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Andy,

Great work! I'm trying to install this with a 6950, but my mobo is giving a 'Image Integrity Check Failed' message when I try to flash the modded bios. I've definitely got a P8P67 PRO v3.1. I've tried it from a USB drive and the hard drive. Any ideas?

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Andy,

Great work! I'm trying to install this with a 6950, but my mobo is giving a 'Image Integrity Check Failed' message when I try to flash the modded bios. I've definitely got a P8P67 PRO v3.1. I've tried it from a USB drive and the hard drive. Any ideas?


Try downloading the bios file again - possibly a corrupt download?

Hi Andy,

A new version of the BIOS has been out for some time now, do you think you could do it the magic you did with the older ones ? :)


I've read of many problems with the newest bios and people attempting to mod it. As it doesnt appear to offer anything new I'm staying away from it (for now) lol

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And heres what all the revision 3.1 owners have been waiting for - working USB3.0 drivers...



http://www.mediafire...1d5b9nr066r2oxe

Enjoy

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Hey Andy, note about the 3k bios:
I updated my p8p67 (non-pro) the other day to be instantly met with kernel panic. After fiddling for a bit I found that with the latest chameleon (1955) installed and the new dsdt extracted it was back up and running. Interestingly sleep now works straight away with no need to fiddle with the bios.
Many thanks for the guides by the way...

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Hey Andy, note about the 3k bios:
I updated my p8p67 (non-pro) the other day to be instantly met with kernel panic. After fiddling for a bit I found that with the latest chameleon (1955) installed and the new dsdt extracted it was back up and running. Interestingly sleep now works straight away with no need to fiddle with the bios.
Many thanks for the guides by the way...


Cool, have you unlocked the bios though or just used an unmodiofied Asus one? If unmodified it's unlikely that speedstep will be working.

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Using an unmodified one at the minute. I have speedstepping between 1.6ghz and 3.3ghz on an i5-2500k but only those two states, I'm assuming I should have more but its at least half-way working. Sleep was the big plus for me...

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Using an unmodified one at the minute. I have speedstepping between 1.6ghz and 3.3ghz on an i5-2500k but only those two states, I'm assuming I should have more but its at least half-way working. Sleep was the big plus for me...


I'm tempted to try the newer bios but the instructions on the Asus site saying flash it twice then reset cmos along with the posts i've seen saying 'its buggered my hack' put me off a bit lol. I can't see anything the new bios revision fix's that I'm currentluy having issues with either (probably due to the non existant change log supplied by Asus) but if it's working for you then cool - I will wait for a few more confirmations that it works with sleep, speedstepping and overclocks before I go for it :)

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You wont get it to work with a 6950 without working sleep and you wont get sleep to work without the bios mod.


Hi , Andy can you try whit this in your org.chameleon

<key>PCIRootUID</key>
<string>1</string>

In my setup without this i have a white screen whit cursor.

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Tried following the instructions but cannot find 'InstallESD.dmg'. Using DP3 possibly the issue? Will try with DP1. Also using 10.7 in virtualbox but I don't think that would cause any problems... So copying 'Packages' from the root of Mountain Lion image certainly doesn't work. Basically, I'm having problems with steps 11-13. So is 'MacOS X ESD', 'InstallESD.dmg', and 'Mac OS X Install ESD' the same thing? Sorry for being so stupid... I'm lost with OSX (I use Linux).

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Andy did you try DP4?

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Andy did you try DP4?


Not yet - still downloading it - it's taking forever!

At the speed this is downloading the final version will be in the app store before i get to install it lol

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Not yet - still downloading it - it's taking forever!

hi Andy
I have xfx6950 its worked fine 10.7.4 with your pack kexts.
thanks for your hardwork. but I try ml dp3 morethen 100 times restart not sussess.
Any Idia i dont like flash bios mode. via kexts boot..I need.
THANKYOU.
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yesterday i tried andys ML install "How to" and i flashed my bios with the modified ROM (worked seamlessly)
after that i tried to install ML DP4 and it didn,t work for some reason. (infinite spinning ball while language selection or installation error)

Asus p8p67 pro rev 3.0
8 gb Crossair ddr3 (4 while installation)
Saphire Radeon HD 5770
i5 2500k



Now my Questions:

Where do i have to remove the NullCPU...kext when i use the custom ROM? Install stick or finished installation? (tried both)


What else do i need to know to when i use the custom bios?

Does the ROM give my Lion installation the ability to sleep too? (tried once didn't work) -> edit (works after removing Null...kext)

Do you think the new power nap feature in ML will work when sleep works?

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I got an error too. I tried second time but this time installation screen coming mouse cursor moving but I cant click anything and keyboard dont give a respond.





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