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There is no 32-bit kernel in Mountain Lion. Since you relied on this to install on Lion, you might be out of luck with your current graphics card.

ohi ohi..I was worried about this possibility...
Poor me..Have any good cheap one graphic card to suggest me, possibly on nVidia brand?

Thanks Tseug.

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Thank you very much Tseug!
Installed without problems on my P35-DS4, everything is working - including sleep, sound, speedstep, network, icloud. I'm happy!


Greetings from Berlin

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the DSDT patcher errors out with this:


Done Handling HDEF Device (ALC889A)
Handling SATA...
patcher.rb:697:in `patch_sata': NO IDE1 Device found (RuntimeError)
from patcher.rb:468:in `patch'
from patcher.rb:506:in `verbose'
from patcher.rb:468:in `patch'
from patcher.rb:451:in `patch'
from patcher.rb:788

this is on a GA-EP45-UD3R with Cartri BIOS

thanks,

-dev

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the DSDT patcher errors out with this:


Done Handling HDEF Device (ALC889A)
Handling SATA...
patcher.rb:697:in `patch_sata': NO IDE1 Device found (RuntimeError)
from patcher.rb:468:in `patch'
from patcher.rb:506:in `verbose'
from patcher.rb:468:in `patch'
from patcher.rb:451:in `patch'
from patcher.rb:788

this is on a GA-EP45-UD3R with Cartri BIOS

thanks,

-dev


The patcher was made for GA-P35-DS4. Some people reported success on other motheboards but it's not a given. You need to roll your own DSDT.

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Hi,

Weird news for all of you with problems booting the finished install. Seems like it's got something to do with the graphics, I guess you got a nVidia card, huh?
For me, with my GeForce GT 520, deleting all the NV* kexts helped. I'm now trying to put my device-id in the NVDAGF100Hal.kext. Maybe that'll help. I don't think there will be any hardware acceleration without appropriate kexts... We'll see. And if that goes wrong, I'm gonna get myself an ATI card :-)

EDIT: Got some kexts from here. These work just fine for me.

Thanks again tseug!

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My boot drive makes perfectly but when I actually try to boot it, it shows the white screen with scrolling text, goes for a while then reboots. I have tried to use my own cutom dsdt as well as have it make one for me. It still reboots when trying to boot to it. Only thing I could figure is my graphics? I have a p35-ds4, qx6850 quad extreme, ati 6870 msi addition twin froze, crucial m4 ssd, 6 gb crucial ddr2. I didn't have a spare flash so I just used an empty sata drive (thats how i made my lion one without issue) I am currently 10.7.2 and have been with this guide since early SL. Any ideas on anything I can try? Thank you so much in advance

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My boot drive makes perfectly but when I actually try to boot it, it shows the white screen with scrolling text, goes for a while then reboots. I have tried to use my own cutom dsdt as well as have it make one for me. It still reboots when trying to boot to it. Only thing I could figure is my graphics? I have a p35-ds4, qx6850 quad extreme, ati 6870 msi addition twin froze, crucial m4 ssd, 6 gb crucial ddr2. I didn't have a spare flash so I just used an empty sata drive (thats how i made my lion one without issue) I am currently 10.7.2 and have been with this guide since early SL. Any ideas on anything I can try? Thank you so much in advance


You could try replacing AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext with ATIRadeonX3000.kext from the install pack. Or keeping them both migth also work. Or editing the AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext Info.plist with your device ID. Unfortunately, they did some work there so it's a little difficult to get working.

Just guessing here but I'm pretty sure you're right that it's a graphics issue.

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Hey I feel like a moron, I was booting from my lion partition and thats why it was rebooting (guessing it was an older boot loader). Anyway I am now typing this on mlion and graphics and everything is GREAT!

My only problem is audio. I have tried to understand the readme and cant make any sense of it. I am sorry I am just a noob at this. Under system report-audio-intel high defintion audio- it says the audio id is 885. Is there anyway you could put it in more simple terms of how to get audio? I have never edited a dsdt or patched any kexts. Thank you for all your help and great guide.

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For people having trouble with their NVidia cards. My monitors turned off while booting the installer. I fixed this by adding my device id to the correct driver (the NV50 one). My card is a GTX 260 TOP.

I also heard installing the drivers from nvidia could help.

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Hey I feel like a moron, I was booting from my lion partition and thats why it was rebooting (guessing it was an older boot loader). Anyway I am now typing this on mlion and graphics and everything is GREAT!

My only problem is audio. I have tried to understand the readme and cant make any sense of it. I am sorry I am just a noob at this. Under system report-audio-intel high defintion audio- it says the audio id is 885. Is there anyway you could put it in more simple terms of how to get audio? I have never edited a dsdt or patched any kexts. Thank you for all your help and great guide.


Since you're on a GA-P35-DS4 the easiest is to just go with the DSDT that the installer makes. In other words: Just unzip the installer and don't add your Lion DSDT before making the boot USB.

My understanding is (I'm not really too familiar with what is actually going on) that OS X matches the audio layout from the ID in the DSDT. The old ID was 885 and that worked because the appropriate files with the 885 ID were copied to the AppleHDA.kext. I've used another audio pack this time, and in this one the ID is 12. I'm guessing the actual number is fairly arbitrary but I didn't want to mess with VCH888's audio pack so I changed the patcher to reflect that instead.

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I just got now got it to work by using kext utility and AppleHDA.kext I found on another message board. So now audio works and I am in the process of making a time machine backup so I can restore it to my ssd drive. Thank you so much for your help and great guide. I would recommend the ati6870 msi twin frozr to anyone wanting a bad ass graphics card with out of the box functionality. Wish I had ddr3 but I think the next upgrade for me is going to be an apple cinema 27 non thunderbolt :(

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Any ideas on getting sleep to work? Everything else works great but when I choose sleep it turns my display off but computer stays on. I have to hold power for 5secs before I can get it to restart. Is there a kext someone can point me to to fix this issue?



**Update** Installed the universal sleepenabler kext from osx86 and check the box under the energy savings settings. It does now sleep and wake but finder and other programs act very strange after sleep. Lots of beach balls and odd behavior. Everything else works great and I am so happy to be on ML!

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Any ideas on getting sleep to work? Everything else works great but when I choose sleep it turns my display off but computer stays on. I have to hold power for 5secs before I can get it to restart. Is there a kext someone can point me to to fix this issue?



**Update** Installed the universal sleepenabler kext from osx86 and check the box under the energy savings settings. It does now sleep and wake but finder and other programs act very strange after sleep. Lots of beach balls and odd behavior. Everything else works great and I am so happy to be on ML!


My sleep just works after modifying the Energy Saver preferences.

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Hi tseug. First of all thank you for your guide! I have P35-DS4 with Intel core 2 Quad Q6600, 9500GT 1GB DDR2 and 3GB of RAM... In the install.zip you have a folder called dsdt and in that folder a file called iasl... The iasl file is the DSDT for our motherboard? If yes, why the name isn't DSDT.aml? Should i rename it? Sorry for my noob question...

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Hi tseug. First of all thank you for your guide! I have P35-DS4 with Intel core 2 Quad Q6600, 9500GT 1GB DDR2 and 3GB of RAM... In the install.zip you have a folder called dsdt and in that folder a file called iasl... The iasl file is the DSDT for our motherboard? If yes, why the name isn't DSDT.aml? Should i rename it? Sorry for my noob question...


No. iasl is a compiler for DSL which is the language used to create AML files. The DSDT is generated on the fly during the installation unless one is added to the install pack beforehand as described in the guide.

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No. iasl is a compiler for DSL which is the language used to create AML files. The DSDT is generated on the fly during the installation unless one is added to the install pack beforehand as described in the guide.

Ok i got it. Thank you very much for your answer... Right now i have installed ML using ###### and ###### method from the first day of ML. I didn't have a DSDT so i chose ##### option and everything works fine except sleep. Is there any way to create a DSDT now with your installer without to install the ML again?
Thank you in advance...

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I tried this method and the usb creates fine, but as when I try to boot into it, I can read something about the ACPI C states not being generated and then it immediately restarts my PC.
Here are my specs:
  • AsRock P67 Pro3 SE
  • i5 2500k
  • AMD Radeon HD 6950 (although I'm not sure this is relevant?)
This isn't my first try, when try the myHack method it first loads up all the kexts then restarts, and the same with ######. I think this is weird because I've been working with Snow Leopard and Lion on this PC perfectly.

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Hi tsung, I just followed your guide on installing the Mountian Lion.
But I have a problem when attaching OS X Mountain Lion.
I moved the install folder on the desktop, I typed:

cd Desktop


Then I type:

sudo install/mkboot /Volumes/Boot/


After that I obtain the failure as shown in the following figure:
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Did I miss something?

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Seems to me that you don't have Install Mac OS X Mountain Lion.app in your applications folder.

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Seems to me that you don't have Install Mac OS X Mountain Lion.app in your applications folder.



Because internet connection in my house is very bad, I decided to ask to my friend and I got the file in .dmg.
I also have mounting and make clone using Carbon Copy Cloner to the Applications folder. But it still does not work. :(





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