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Hi,

I also have the problem with the black screen after booting the USB Stick. I used 2 different graphic cards (NVidea 285 GTX and NVidea 9800 GT) but without results. GraphicsEnabler is set to <Yes> and I added <PciRootUID=1> as recommended by herbalb in the org.chameleon.Boot.plist but nothing happens than a black screen.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

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Hi,

I also have the problem with the black screen after booting the USB Stick. I used 2 different graphic cards (NVidea 285 GTX and NVidea 9800 GT) but without results. GraphicsEnabler is set to <Yes> and I added <PciRootUID=1> as recommended by herbalb in the org.chameleon.Boot.plist but nothing happens than a black screen.

Any suggestions?

Thanks


Try to use only one card, I suggest 9800GT.

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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!

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!



I fixed the odd behavior in my msi 6870 twin frozr, I am not sure what part fixed it tho. I installed, VoodooTSCSync.kext, AppleRTC.kext, and ati6000Controller.kext all from osx86, after I did all that ( Not sure if all are needed) my computer is fine after waking up. Before it was really unstable and had graphics issues. Now everything is perfect. THANKS TSEUG!!!!!

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Hi 0nno,

my mistake. I tried the 285 GTX first, and after this the 9800GT. It was always the same result: I'm able to boot to the USB Stick, but when the installation screen should appear, the screen gets black and nothing more happens.

Thanks for the reply.

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Hi 0nno,

my mistake. I tried the 285 GTX first, and after this the 9800GT. It was always the same result: I'm able to boot to the USB Stick, but when the installation screen should appear, the screen gets black and nothing more happens.

Thanks for the reply.


Try to boot with Verbose Mode (with 9800GT card).
And also don't forget to add this string:

GraphicsEnabler=Y -v


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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. :(


Just open the dmg and drag & drop the ML installation app to your Applications folder. No need for CCC...

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Everything was going fine creating the Boot USB stick then when the script got to Installing Ruby I encountered a huge list of missing files and it seemed to stop?

Packages/OxfordDictionaries.pkg
140169051 100% 4.01MB/s 0:00:33 (xfer#14, to-check=2/17)
Packages/RemoteDesktop.pkg
2661653 100% 2.40MB/s 0:00:01 (xfer#15, to-check=1/17)
Packages/X11redirect.pkg
588490 100% 3.36MB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#16, to-check=0/17)

sent 3854169583 bytes received 378 bytes 4237680.00 bytes/sec
total size is 3853697988 speedup is 1.00
Copying Extra to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System...
Extra/DSDT.aml not found. Installing tools for DSDT auto generation...
Installing Ruby on /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System



cp: /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/Current/usr/lib/ruby/gems (from old Mac)/1.8/doc/actionpack-2.2.2/rdoc/classes/ActionController/Assertions/RoutingAssertions.src/M001491.html: No such file or directory
cp: /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/Current/usr/lib/ruby/gems (from old Mac)/1.8/doc/actionpack-2.2.2/rdoc/classes/ActionController/Assertions/RoutingAssertions.src/M001492.html: No such file or directory
cp: /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/Current/usr/lib/ruby/gems (from old Mac)/1.8/doc/actionpack-2.2.2/rdoc/classes/ActionController/Assertions/SelectorAssertions.html: No such file or directory
cp: /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/Current/usr/lib/ruby/gems (from old Mac)/1.8/doc/actionpack-2.2.2/rdoc/classes/ActionController/Assertions/SelectorAssertions.src: No such file or directory

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Everything was going fine creating the Boot USB stick then when the script got to Installing Ruby I encountered a huge list of missing files and it seemed to stop?


As mentioned before I haven't tested on Snow Leopard and unfortunately don't have access to a system running SL. Ruby is probably somewhere else, but I don't know where.

How to alleviate:

cd install
ruby patcher.rb
cp DSDT.aml Extra/
sudo ./mkboot /Volumes/Boot/

Again: This is untested.

If this works please let me know so I can put it in the guide.

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Thanks tseug
Everything went smoothly, thanks to you my old ds4 still alive and kicking hard. With 8GB and Q9550 this board still got plenty power.
I'm following your guides since Snow Leopard and have perfectly working system since.
I invested in HD5770 which works natively so I didn't had any graphics problems since.
Cheers

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Just open the dmg and drag & drop the ML installation app to your Applications folder. No need for CCC...



I've tried before, but it still failed.



@tseug: Do you have a solution for my issues?

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I've tried before, but it still failed.



@tseug: Do you have a solution for my issues?


My only solution is to follow step 1 which tells you to buy Mountain Lion. If you, for any reason, do not follow this step you are on your own.

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@tseug, thanks a lot. every thing work fine.. :angel_not:

mb: asus p7p55d-e
mem:8gb
graphic:ati hd5770

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Hi!
Could you please explain how to set timeout and turn off verbose mode in this chameleon version? I have


<key>Timeout</key>
<string>5</string>

in com.apple.Boot.plist, but it does not work - timeout is not set. And verbose mode is not set anywhere..

Everything else is working fine, thanks!

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Hi!
Could you please explain how to set timeout and turn off verbose mode in this chameleon version? I have


<key>Timeout</key>
<string>5</string>

in com.apple.Boot.plist, but it does not work - timeout is not set. And verbose mode is not set anywhere..

Everything else is working fine, thanks!


Remove -v under Kernel Flags in /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist to disable verbose mode. Don't know about timeout.

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Hi 0nno,

my mistake. I tried the 285 GTX first, and after this the 9800GT. It was always the same result: I'm able to boot to the USB Stick, but when the installation screen should appear, the screen gets black and nothing more happens.

Thanks for the reply.


Hi KelchElch. I got the same problem with 9600gt, solved it by adding efi string generated by OSX86tools to

com.apple.Boot.plist


for my card it looks like

<key>device-properties</key>
<string>----long string-----</string>

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hey guys i followed the procedure, but i am getting stuck at waiting for root device. i have one hdd and i tried it on port0 and port1. it still saying the same thing and i have ahci enabled. any ideas?

-sorry i see there is another post with still waiting for root concern, i will check that out.

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Remove -v under Kernel Flags in /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist to disable verbose mode. Don't know about timeout.


Thanks for your reply. Very strange - i had no org.chameleon.Boot.plist file, only

com.apple.Boot.plist (installed system with your guide, but added dsdt and

com.apple.Boot.plist to the flash card). Tried adding

org.chameleon.Boot.plist and changing boot options there, tried changing options in com.apple.Boot.plist - no result, system boots in verbose mode, and no timeout in boot loader (i have always to press key before system loads).


What version of chameleon is installed here?


And i gots another problem - near half times after turning on I got a light-gray screen, and loging window do not appear after it. Any ideas where may be the problem?



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Thanks for your reply. Very strange - i had no org.chameleon.Boot.plist file, only

com.apple.Boot.plist (installed system with your guide, but added dsdt and

com.apple.Boot.plist to the flash card). Tried adding

org.chameleon.Boot.plist and changing boot options there, tried changing options in com.apple.Boot.plist - no result, system boots in verbose mode, and no timeout in boot loader (i have always to press key before system loads).


What version of chameleon is installed here?


And i gots another problem - near half times after turning on I got a light-gray screen, and loging window do not appear after it. Any ideas where may be the problem?


Any information about the software used can be found in the mkboot and finalize script comments. Use org.chameleon.Boot.plist instead.

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Hi tseug, hi 0nn0,

I succeeded in installing Mountain Lion on my EP35-DS4 board with the NVidea GTX 285 graphic card. I had to add npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1 to the kernel flags. After that the screen didn't turn black so I could finish the installation.

Thanks for that,

KelchElch

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I have a GA-P35-DS4 with 4GB of RAM & a nvidia 9800GT (1GB)

When I create the bootable USB; then use it to install Mountain Lion: it seems to black out after the apple boot logo; has anyone else had success with a 9800GT (1GB) ?





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