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nForce chipset + Intel CPU nForce 650i and 650i Ultra nForce 750i and 780i nForce 790i and 790i Ultra Possibly nForce 630i nForce 680i

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Glad to help.......... :)

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I am pleased that you find my guide very interesting and worthy of being pinned.......its increased visibility in the OSx86 forum will enable it to help more IM readers............. :)

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I went and started a fresh install of Mountain Lion so i could try and stay vanilla as possible. I've got it installed but it keeps freezing at this screen that i've attached. It doesn't give me an error, it just stays there forever. I've never done a vanilla install before, i've always used pre-configured installers like iAtkos or the like. I was able to install it to the HDD but i can't boot into it without running the -x boot flag in chameleon. Right now the only non-vanilla kexts i'm using FakeSMC. nullappleintelcpupowermanagement, AppleNforceAta64 and nforceLAN64.. any ideas on how to go forward? ;x

Cpu: Q6600
Mobo: Asus Striker 2 Extreme nForce 790i
Graphics: PNY GeForce 550 Ti GTX 1gb
Ram: 8gb Corsair Dominator


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What version of Chameleon do you have installed?

Disable Firewire in BIOS temporarily

It is not clear from your post if you are using kexts from my Support Files folder..........I would recommend that you use as a starting point:

AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext
AppleRTC.MLion.Patched.kext
EvOreboot.kext
FakeSMC.kext
nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext

Remove NullCPUPowerManagement.kext if setting up Native Power Management in OS X.......

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I'm using the latest version of Chameleon v.2.1

I've disabled firewire and it doesn't seem to make a difference. Sorry if i wasn't clear, it was late and was getting frusturated. lol

I was using the kexts provided in your support files. Also, just as a note, whenever you click the download link on the first page, it sends you to a place that asks you to download an .exe
Luckily, i've had your support files backed up for a while just in case :P

It just seems to freeze at the point in the start up. The only way of getting in is through safe mode ;/

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When clicking on Sendspace ignore all reference to iLivid and all active buttons except:

Attached File  Sendspace Button.png   5.91KB   14 downloads

Have a go at doing via Terminal

sudo chown 0:0 /Volumes/"your target OS X HDD volume name"

then


sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
exit


Close Terminal and then go to /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup and delete the files within Startup.....

IOKitPersonalities_i386.ioplist.gz
IOKitPersonalities_x86_64.ioplist.gz
kernelcache
KextPropertyValues_OSBundleHelper_i386.plist.gz
KextPropertyValues_OSBundleHelper_x86_64.plist.gz

If no change, then try using Chameleon 2.1svn-r2042.......

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Okay I did all the steps and it went further than before but now the monitor goes to sleep although the computer is still on and the HDD is active.

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See Post #6 Issue 2.........it may solve your problem........

Alternatively, it may be a video driver issue......

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Yeah, its definitely a driver issue. When i remove the nvidia kext for my video card i'm able to boot into it (only 1024 x 768). ;/

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I suspected as much as my 650i has never displayed a Post #6 Issue 2 problem.........any display problems I have had at bootup have invariably been graphics card related..........I hope you are able to find a solution............ :)

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Thanks, Verdant! I think you've helped me out the most here trying to get this thing going smoothly! I think its just that the Fermi gpu (and the 550ti in particular, which i think was my problem concerning the hdmi port in my other thread) doesn't play very well with Mountain Lion, so i've rolled back to 10.7.5 in the meantime and will be looking to upgrade the graphics to a 6xx series kepler gpu. Which from my understanding is supportedly natively. So time will tell!

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So my system has been working fine the past month or so, but ive been using the ###### usb to boot and i would like for it to boot off my HDD.

I finally have some time to play around again.

My chameleon is updated, i removed the apple policy kext and re-complied my DSDT.aml file.

This is where my system hangs, any ideas?

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Can you boot in safe mode with -x?

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If manny's suggestion does not work then:

1. Zip up your unpatched and patched dsdt.dsl or dsdt.aml files and give me a download link for them...............I will take a look for you........:)

2. Also confirm that your OS X HDD partition is properly set up as active..........see post #27 above.

3. Also for good measure have a go at doing via Terminal


sudo chown 0:0 /Volumes/"your target OS X HDD volume name"

then

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
exit

Close Terminal and then go to /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup and delete the files within Startup.....

IOKitPersonalities_i386.ioplist.gz
IOKitPersonalities_x86_64.ioplist.gz
kernelcache
KextPropertyValues_OSBundleHelper_i386.plist.gz
KextPropertyValues_OSBundleHelper_x86_64.plist.gz

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BTW you can hopefully eliminate the "ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin::pushCPU_CSTData - _CST evaluation failed" bootup error message by confirming that you have in your org.chameleon.Boot.plist file:

<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>


The P-States and C-States generated by Chameleon are exported to the system via additional SSDTs, so if your BIOS has native SSDTs with _CST methods you should use "DropSSDT" = "Yes" option in org.chameleon.Boot.plist as follows:

<key>DropSSDT</key>
<string>Yes</string>

<key>GeneratePStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GenerateCStates</key>
<string>Yes</string>

Likewise, if you have a modded DSDT with _CST methods you should remove them or there will be a kernel panic on system start.

As I said before, I will check your DSDT for you.......:)

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Problem solved! It works! :thumbsup_anim:

Thanks for all your effort to get my system running stable, I really appreciate it and cant thank you enough!

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Glad to help.......what were the steps that solved your HDD bootup issues?.........other readers having the same problem will benefit from knowing........:)

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They were some very basic steps that I totally missed.

After installing the Chameleon bootlader, the extras folder including extensions and the .plist file were not added, so I needed to manually add those. And I was also missing the nForceLan kext.

Got those all put in place, changed the timeout on the plist so it would boot up without any key presses, and voila!

Running perfectly now with having to use external USB to boot.

Only thing I notice now, is sometimes upon restart or shutdown, the computer doesn't correctly do it. Any ideas?

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With OS X Mountain Lion, you should put all your non-Apple kexts in /System/Library/Extensions/.......that is:

AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext
AppleRTC.MLion.Patched.kext
EvOreboot.kext
FakeSMC.kext
nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext

Remove NullCPUPowerManagement.kext if setting up Native Power Management in OS X.......

So, if you have not already done so, try the following:

1. Transfer ALL kexts in /Extra/Extensions/ to /System/Library/Extensions/, leaving /Extra/Extensions/ empty.

2. Modify your org.chameleon.Boot.plist file to include

<key>UseKernelCache</key>
<string>Yes</string>

3. Reset /System/Library/Extensions/ kext ownership and permissions and force kernelcache re-creation via these Terminal commands:

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions/

4. For good measure, manually delete the kernelcache and other cache files in /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/.....that is:

IOKitPersonalities_i386.ioplist.gz
IOKitPersonalities_x86_64.ioplist.gz
kernelcache
KextPropertyValues_OSBundleHelper_i386.plist.gz
KextPropertyValues_OSBundleHelper_x86_64.plist.gz

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@Verdant

Thanks again for the assistance, I have moved all my kexts over to S/L/E, reset permissions, added string to plist file, and removed caches.

It restarts properly...but shutdown didn't work. I only got to try one time.

FYI, this is my machine at home, so i can only work on it when i get home from the office and i've finished using it.

My next project will be attempting to get the Native Power Management working :P

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Talking about power management, confirm your BIOS settings for Power Management Setup /Power as:

ACPI function (Enabled, Disabled) [Enabled]
ACPI Suspend Type (S1&S3, S1(POS), S3(STR)) [S1&S3]
ACPI APIC Support (Disabled, Enabled) [Enabled]
HPET Support (Disabled, Enabled) [Enabled]

and check your shutdown logs, which are to be found in /var/log/ and /private/var/log.......and examine via Terminal by typing:

cd /var/log
nano launchd-shutdown.log
cd /private/var/log
nano launchd-shutdown.log
cd /private/var/log/com.apple.launchd
nano launchd-shutdown.system.log
cd /private/var/log/
nano kernel-shutdown.log






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