But now I'm feeling really stuck…
1) Ethernet doesn't work; System Preferences > Network lists no locations at all, and when I add one, the only interfaces available in the popup menu are "VPN", "PPPoE" and "6 to 4". My motherboard has two ethernet ports (Intel and Atheros) but they don't appear to be recognized. I found the just-updated-for-Mountain-Lion-today 'AppleIntelE1000e.kext' but I have no idea how to actually install this thing. The couple of Kext installation tutorials I've found are either outdated for ML or use ###### (which I am avoiding).
2) When I shut down the computer, it waits 1 or 2 seconds, and then immediately boots up again. Sleep doesn't work either—I get a weird white screen when I set it to Sleep, and it never seems to wind down. 'Waking' the system instantaneously brings the system back; it just doesn't sleep.
None of the myHack guides that I've looked at seem to detail just how to proceed further. There seems to be plenty of tools (myHack Utilities, Chameleon, etc.) and other resources, but there also seems to be very large gap between just getting the OS installed using the relatively straightforward guides and actually getting all the hardware working.
I'm tempted to try ###### to just get things working, but like I mentioned earlier, I want to avoid using TonyMac stuff.
I'm willing to take photos of my BIOS settings or whatever, just point me in the right direction. Thanks!
LOL at the censored TonyMac product names…
Edit: Updated the URL for screenshot.
Edited by HazMatt, 17 September 2012 - 02:23 AM.