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Andy did u encounter any stability problems? After some hours ML begins to freeze up. First I lose internet connection and then shortly after every program I touch begins to freeze until everything locks up.

Any news on the USB 3.0 front?

edit: I think the reason is that suddenly one of my hdd turns off. I can hear that they go in sleep mode (the typical noise). After that the system freezes. Since my 10.8 is installed on a SSD I can't really tell if there is the same problem with the SSD. Any idea why this could happen (maybe unmounting the drives automatically).


I'm not sure if I'm having the same problem as you, but after the system working fine for a few weeks, I've now twice found the system unresponsive when I went to wake it after being away from it for a few hours. I don't let the machine do a full sleep or even turn the hard drive off, just the monitor after 20 minutes. I have to do a hard shut down (hold the power button down for 5 seconds) and restart to get it going again. Did you ever figure out your problem?

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I've upgraded from Lion 10.7.3 to 10.8 using your method listed here, with the only exception being the partitioning part (I just selected the partition already having Lion, without erasing it). All the apps and settings have been maintained in 10.8 and I just had to install the "P8P67 Pro Driver Installer.pkg" in the archive.

Setup: Asus P8P67 Evo (Rev. B3), i5, GTS 250
The nice surprise was that the

Creative X-Fi PCI-E sound board started working in Mountain Lion - also with surround (previously used on-board audio in Lion).



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hello guys
you think with my hardware
ML could install on my PC

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Andy,

Followed your Instructions exactly but having issues with installation. The USB drives books but when The Apple logo screen appears it sits there for a long time. 50% of the time I get a "not" symbol, circle with a line through it, on the apple logo stem, The other 50% I get to the select a language screen but have no mouse and keyboard functionality. I'm using a standard USB mouse and Keyboard. Any thoughts?

Thanks
Ralph

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Will this guide work for P8P67 Deluxe? Ive tried so many guides, and none work for me.

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Hey, I got ML working after upgrading from SL with this guide. I am having some weird issues though.
  • Finder does not start up automatically anymore? All of my regular startups open fine, but Finder must be clicked from the dock to open first time.
  • Cannot shutdown / restart from menu - nothing happens. Have to go to the Login Window to click shutdown there.
  • Cannot open "About this Mac" - like shutdown and restart, nothing happens when clicked
  • Much delay in startup/shutdown - sits at blank grey screen for a while.
Otherwise I think all is working, thank you very much! If I could just fix these odd problems it would feel a lot better to use, but it is usable nonetheless.

I am showing iMac12,2 now.

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Thought I'd add my own experiences to this. The first thing I did was update the BIOS. That worked great.

1. I tried Andy's guide with 10.8.2 (latest from App store) and it took a really long time on the loading screen (it was waiting for something). I was patient and it finally loaded the first screen. That seemed stuck so I just waited (around 10 minutes) and it finally became active.
2. I then went on to try to do the install. I got a message it says I am missing "Essential System Software"
3. OK. So then I downloaded ###### and created another usb stick. This failed to boot.
4. I then used Andy's bootloader to boot into the ###### created USB stick. This worked.
5. I installed Mountain Lion, and ran the package. Everything worked except sound and my areca card.

Since I need both of those and I could not get either to work, I've decided to revert to Snow Leopard. However I'm now unable to use the older Andy boot cds to boot. Restoring from my backup doesn't seem to work either...

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Should just follow up.

1. Looks like the lastest Areca driver doesn't work with my specific older card. Going back one version brought back my missing drives in Mtn Lion.
2. My sound has always been flaky and I think the chip just died (now I get no sound even in Windows). Going to RMA the board :(

Overall I think if Andy releases an updated patcher this process is almost perfect. Not sure how others are fairing on sound.

Also I found a zero length file named "*" (star) in /System/Library/Extensions. Bug?

Anyhow thanks a lot Andy. You've made the whole process easier by an order of magnitude.

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I don't get what's going on with my board.
I have a P8P67 Pro rev 3.1 and it's a festival of epic fails.
I get a panic with AppleEFI kext, I remove the kext, it gets a bit further then I get a panic with an other kext, I delete that kext, it gets a bit further, then panics again on something else -_-.
I could continue this way until there's no part of OSX remaining but that's not the point xD.
I tried various DSDTs, BIOS, driver packages...
How comes dozens of people did it that easily while my board is a nogo.

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Andy does your dsdt have the edits for audio? If so, could you point us in the direction of doing them ourselves in the case we wish to make our own?

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You are welcome to try my latest install file http://www.mediafire...qdsknbsqwwvj5kz but you still need to follow steps 1-14.

The latest usb install package will create an additional package on the root of your usb drive - this shoulld be used to make your new install bootable after the installation completes (let it reboot, use f8 to select the usb drive again and once chameleon loads select the drive you just installed to, let it boot then use finder to find the package on the root of the usb drive and install it).

Words of warning - PAY ATTENTION...

If you use a 3,000 series bios you are on your own - I've not tested it with one.
By default I install NullCPUPowermanagement - if you have an edited 2000 series bios you can delete this
If you have an AMD/ATI 6900 series card don't waste your time!
You may need to install the package again right after your first reboot to enable audio - seems to be a bug in the install script that i havnt managed to iron out.

As always good luck!!!

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Andy does your dsdt have the edits for audio? If so, could you point us in the direction of doing them ourselves in the case we wish to make our own?


Yes.

You just need to make sure you have the HDEF definition..

Device (HDEF)
		    {
			    Name (_ADR, 0x001B0000)
			    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
			    {
				    Store (Package (0x08)
					    {
						    "layout-id",
						    Buffer (0x04)
						    {
							    0x7C, 0x03, 0x00, 0x00
						    },
						    "codec-id",
						    Buffer (0x04)
						    {
							    0x92, 0x08, 0xEC, 0x10
						    },
						    "device-type",
						    Buffer (0x11)
						    {
							    "ALC892"
						    },
						    "PinConfigurations",
						    Buffer (Zero) {}
					    }, Local0)
				    DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
				    Return (Local0)
			    }
		    }


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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? ^.^




package for Mountain Lion too? in P8P67Sabertooth???
works in P8P67Sabertooth??? whith this files?? Thank you in advance.

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package for Mountain Lion too? in P8P67Sabertooth???
works in P8P67Sabertooth??? whith this files?? Thank you in advance.


I dont have a sabertooth so can't test it!

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I tested your latest package Andy, the fail continues.
This time it paniked on AppleFileCompressionDriver.kext ...

EDIT : Ok I figured the problem and it worked on 1st try. It was all my fault (but that looked pretty obvious). I used the installer from DP4, because I was too lazy to rebuild the whole installer image again. I only replaced the content in /System/Installation/packages/ . I used that trick many times from DP1 to DP4 and it worked pretty fine but it seems it doesn't work anymore from DP4 to GM/final !
I didn't think the installer could interfere on the installed files but it seems it does, well at least we've learnt something :)

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I tested your latest package Andy, the fail continues.
This time it paniked on AppleFileCompressionDriver.kext ...

EDIT : Ok I figured the problem and it worked on 1st try. It was all my fault (but that looked pretty obvious). I used the installer from DP4, because I was too lazy to rebuild the whole installer image again. I only replaced the content in /System/Installation/packages/ . I used that trick many times from DP1 to DP4 and it worked pretty fine but it seems it doesn't work anymore from DP4 to GM/final !
I didn't think the installer could interfere on the installed files but it seems it does, well at least we've learnt something :)


LOL oh well you got there in the end and thats the bit that counts :)

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You are welcome to try my latest install file http://www.mediafire...nsv3ntogxdkty9q but you still need to follow steps 1-14.

The latest usb install package will create an additional package on the root of your usb drive - this shoulld be used to make your new install bootable after the installation completes (let it reboot, use f8 to select the usb drive again and once chameleon loads select the drive you just installed to, let it boot then use finder to find the package on the root of the usb drive and install it).

Words of warning - PAY ATTENTION...

If you use a 3,000 series bios you are on your own - I've not tested it with one.
By default I install NullCPUPowermanagement - if you have an edited 2000 series bios you can delete this
If you have an AMD/ATI 6900 series card don't waste your time!

As always good luck!!!


Is there any chance to get a modified 3XXX Series BIOS or is there a reason why it is not possible?

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As I have explained before you don't need to modify the 3-series BIOS; sleep & speed-stepping work fine with it.

On the ASUS webpage it says you have to reset CMOS twice after updating - this put Andy off. In actual fact it resets itself and does the update fine.

You would however have to re-patch your 3-series dsdt for on board audi and make sure to delete your 2-series one before you rebooted.

Edit: The p8p67 in my sig has everything perfect (except on-board audio which I always disable in the BIOS anyway and bluetooth) with only FakeSMC installed and only using SSDT, DSDT isn't even needed.

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On the ASUS webpage it says you have to reset CMOS twice after updating - this put Andy off. In actual fact it resets itself and does the update fine.


Well that and the fact that I have no problems with my current bios and just can't be arsed to redo the dsdt :) - If the new bios does introduce problems there is no way to revert to my current one short of swapping bios chips so for me it's simply not worth the risk for no gain.

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Just thought i'd show you a quick video demonstrating the start up times for my P8P67 Pro using my latest package on a cheap Kingston V200 SSDNow drive.



The sequence has not been shortened or edited in anyway to make it appear faster than it is (it's not an Apple advert after all) :)





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