Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:40 PM
I was wondering if I was able to install Mac OS X Mountain Lion on a custom built PC I am making/made (depending when I receive a reply),
Here are the specs:
MB: ASUS P5KC
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @2.4Ghz Non-OC
RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR2-667Mhz (2x2GB) (Going to go 8GB or 4GB DDR3 soon (depending))
GPU: GIGABYTE NVidia GeForce 8400GS GDDR2
Sata DVD Drive
HDD(s): 250GB Seagate (SATA), 160GB Hitatchi (SATA)
I am open to installing either a distribution or retail depending which will work fast/best.
Thanks for your reply.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:44 PM
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:54 PM
Ah OK. Also is there any guides to creating a DSDT.aml for my system?
Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:26 AM
What you want to do is to search this forum for the method to create a bootable USB stick with Linux on it. It will also tell you how to do a DSDT dump in Linux to create a virgin DSDT file. Then you bring that back over to the Mac side and edit it with a tool like DSDT Editor. Also look for the DSDT Auto Patcher thread for a guide on what you will need to edit, they talk about Asus boards over there. PS, keep a copy of the virgin DSDT archived somewhere, YOU WILL NEED IT as you learn.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:44 AM
My Lion and Mountain Lion installer has locked me out of accessing it as shown below...
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The picture pretty much defines the problem....
Reply to this thread or drop me an email....
Email is more preferred as it is open constantly and this account isn't set up to my alternate email.
My email is email@example.com
That error is very weird plus my processor is an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 @ 2.4GHz if you haven't seen my other threads.
Edited by Gringo Vermelho, 31 August 2012 - 01:45 AM.
Image attached locally, topics merged
Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:38 AM
You'll probably receive some spam now that your email is live on a public forum that is trawled by spambots every day.
An idea, not sure if it'll help - use champlist (google it) to build a proper smbios.plist using the MacPro3,1 model identifier. Place it in /Extra, reboot, then try again.
Another idea; maybe your customized 'about this mac' has something to do with why it isn't working. Try to undo those changes if you can.
It's recommended that you build your own installer and run it from a HDD partition or USB flash drive rather than running the Lion/Mountain Lion installer from inside your present installation like you would on a real Mac. It's a good thing that you have a backup of your working Snow Leopard installation, this means you are ready to experiment.
There are plenty of guides on how to do it but only really one way - once you have looked at a couple of them you will see that they all outline the same basic steps. Pick one and go for it. You should be able to use the same boot loader configuration and /Extra folder setup that you are using with your Snow Leopard installation with little to no modification.
Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:55 AM
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Edited by Gringo Vermelho, 31 August 2012 - 02:09 AM.
Link removed, image attached locally, again. Please don't use external upload services. Use the full editor to attach files. Thank you.
Posted 31 August 2012 - 01:58 AM
Taking this line of thought to the extreme, you could say that it's selfish to ask for experienced users to help you via email or private message - ie you get the information we have, but other users will not have access to it.
For the same reasons, images should always be uploaded locally, in the same place as the content they are meant to describe.
Also, although dropbox is not likely to disappear in the near future, upload services come and go.
You're really putting me to work here!
Here, take this: smbios.plist.zip 812bytes 11 downloads
It's a copy of my own MacPro3,1 smbios.plist, but it has no serial number. Use the information available here...
...to create a valid, 11-digit serial number.
Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:39 AM
I'm doing it the long way and installing Lion then Mountain Lion...
I am thanking you ever so much...
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