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No Problem!!

is the Install DVD ok? Always burn with the lowest rate. otherwise create a OSX Install usb stick.

Just be patient! Gigabyte board is not easy to install, but it works!!!


It worked 3 days ago when I first started this 'project', I burned it at the highest rate instead of the lowest rate, but the weird thing is that it used to work.

Will a USB 3.0 work for a OSX install usb stick, Im downloading final retail .dmg now, I'll make USB 3.0 32GB GUID partitioned and then restore the .dmg on it so it will be bootable, I hope.

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No Problem!!

is the Install DVD ok? Always burn with the lowest rate. otherwise create a OSX Install usb stick.

Just be patient! Gigabyte board is not easy to install, but it works!!!


The DVD worked a few days ago and now it doesn't so that's kind of weird, I think I burned it at the highest speed (8x?) and not at the lowest.

I might try the USB method.

I have a 32GB USB3.0 and I formatted it on my Macbook GUID partition and partitioned it Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as described here: http://www.maciverse...lash-drive.html

and I'm downloading this http://pirateproxy.n..._(Final_Retail) final retail version of Snow Leopard (.dmg version so I can do 'restore to USB' via the (real) Macbook)

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On which SATA connector you've connected your OS X HDD , DVD and NTFS-HDD?

We must consider about why you can not boot!

please place them the OSX HDD on the 4th connector and the NTFS HDD on the 5th Connector. DVD can you be connected to the first three connector. !!!!

The DVD worked a few days ago and now it doesn't so that's kind of weird, I think I burned it at the highest speed (8x?) and not at the lowest.

I might try the USB method.

I have a 32GB USB3.0 and I formatted it on my Macbook GUID partition and partitioned it Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as described here: http://www.maciverse...lash-drive.html

and I'm downloading this http://pirateproxy.n..._(Final_Retail) final retail version of Snow Leopard (.dmg version so I can do 'restore to USB' via the (real) Macbook)


my friend! that works with hazard 10.6.6i to 99,9 percent!

Please test them that:
please place them the OSX HDD on the 4th connector and the NTFS HDD on the 5th Connector. DVD can you be connected to the first three connector. !!!!

ONLY Infomation:

here is the small difference between GA-990FXA-UD3 and GA-990XA-UD3 The chipset is the same, so you can make the same settings!
see here

if you have installed everything, you note my first post and update to Snow Leopard 10.6.8, then install the new AMD Snow Leopard kernel, the kernel is special about this is that he has one emulator SSSE3!
and thus fully 64-bit compatible, this is a new development !!!!!. see here

Inform me about your work

Edited by spakk, 23 December 2012 - 11:56 AM.


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On which SATA connector you've connected your OS X HDD , DVD and NTFS-HDD?

We must consider about why you can not boot!

please place them the OSX HDD on the 4th connector and the NTFS HDD on the 5th Connector. DVD can you be connected to the first three connector. !!!!



my friend! that works with hazard 10.6.6i to 99,9 percent!

Please test them that:
please place them the OSX HDD on the 4th connector and the NTFS HDD on the 5th Connector. DVD can you be connected to the first three connector. !!!!

ONLY Infomation:

here is the small difference between GA-990FXA-UD3 and GA-990XA-UD3 The chipset is the same, so you can make the same settings!
see here

I'm not sure which one is 4th and which one is 5th connector...

The top ones are SATA 3_4 and SATA 3_5 but which one is on the outside? SATA3_5 is on the outside right?

I have another data HDD in my PC, I disconnected it for now, I can always reconnect it after completion.

if you have installed everything, you note my first post and update to Snow Leopard 10.6.8, then install the new AMD Snow Leopard kernel, the kernel is special about this is that he has one emulator SSSE3!
and thus fully 64-bit compatible, this is a new development !!!!!. see here

Inform me about your work


The DVD drive is external, it's via USB so not SATA.

DVD is connected via USB as I said. If I use USB method for the Snow Leopard retail .dmg can I still use USB DVD reader for the nawcom dvd then swap it for the USB stick or...?

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The DVD drive is external, it's via USB so not SATA.

DVD is connected via USB as I said. If I use USB method for the Snow Leopard retail .dmg can I still use USB DVD reader for the nawcom dvd then swap it for the USB stick or...?


nawcom USB-Version is here

Edited by spakk, 23 December 2012 - 03:01 PM.


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how far are you with yourPosted Image installation?

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how far are you with yourPosted Image installation?


Thanks for asking, I was wondering what BIOS settings I need when I do it with 2 USBs (one USB 2.0 from 2GB for the nawcom and one USB 3.0 32GB for the retail snow leopard) is it a problem if I use 2 USBs (and one being usb 2 and other one being usb 3 ?)

Further: do I need .dmg or .iso retail version? I now have a .dmg version but I don't know the best way to put it on an USB drive, I tried it like this: http://www.maciverse...lash-drive.html is that correct?

Thanks for helping me :-)

I tried installin Nawcom's USB Mod (OSX86_ModUSB.pkg) on my USB but it says installation failed. Do I need to format it in a particilar way?

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Thanks for asking, I was wondering what BIOS settings I need when I do it with 2 USBs (one USB 2.0 from 2GB for the nawcom and one USB 3.0 32GB for the retail snow leopard) is it a problem if I use 2 USBs (and one being usb 2 and other one being usb 3 ?)

Further: do I need .dmg or .iso retail version? I now have a .dmg version but I don't know the best way to put it on an USB drive, I tried it like this: http://www.maciverse...lash-drive.html is that correct?

Thanks for helping me :-)

I tried installin Nawcom's USB Mod (OSX86_ModUSB.pkg) on my USB but it says installation failed. Do I need to format it in a particilar way?


you can create with Transmac, macdrive or with UltraISO or MagicISO the install DVD from a *.dmg with Windows, there are certainly other options that I have not mentioned how to create a bootable DVD.
for USB stick they can do with Transmac or with macdrive.
use Google Search!!

Edited by spakk, 24 December 2012 - 12:17 PM.


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you can create with Transmac, macdrive or with UltraISO or MagicISO the install DVD from a *.dmg with Windows, there are certainly other options that I have not mentioned how to create a bootable DVD.
for USB stick they can do with Transmac or with macdrive.
use Google Search!!


I now installed the .pkg file from Nawcom MODUSB on my USB and I also installed the .dmg on the other USB successfully. Now when I boot I have boot priority: First Boot Device: USB-HDD and Second Boot Device: USB-HDD and Third Boot Device: Hard Disk

BIOS Settings as in spakk's first post. Still can't find SATA3 Ctrl Mode [AHCI] in the Intregrated Peripherals menu in the BIOS though. I don't have ON Board 1394 Function either (I think this is 990FXA-UD3 only)

Other BIOS settings I made:

AMD C1E Support [Disabled]
Virtualization: [Enabled]
AMD K8 Cool&Quiet control [Auto]


Hard Disk Boot Priority:
1: USB-HDD0 SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro (Nawcom ModUSB)
2: Ch2 S.: Samsung HD642JJ (I want to install OS X on this disk)
3: CH2 M. : OCZ-PETROL (my SSD where Windows is installed on)
4: Ch0 S. : Samsung HD502IJ (just a hard disk for movies and music etc.)

When I hold F12 in the boot menu and select USB-HDD it goes to a black Screen with "Loading Operating System ..."

First Boot Device is my Nawcom ModUSB

Snow Leopard USB drive (other one) isn't connected yet.

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I now installed the .pkg file from Nawcom MODUSB on my USB and I also installed the .dmg on the other USB successfully. Now when I boot I have boot priority: First Boot Device: USB-HDD and Second Boot Device: USB-HDD and Third Boot Device: Hard Disk

BIOS Settings as in spakk's first post. Still can't find SATA3 Ctrl Mode [AHCI] in the Intregrated Peripherals menu in the BIOS though. I don't have ON Board 1394 Function either (I think this is 990FXA-UD3 only)

Other BIOS settings I made:

AMD C1E Support [Disabled]
Virtualization: [Enabled]
AMD K8 Cool&Quiet control [Auto]


Hard Disk Boot Priority:
1: USB-HDD0 SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro (Nawcom ModUSB)
2: Ch2 S.: Samsung HD642JJ (I want to install OS X on this disk)
3: CH2 M. : OCZ-PETROL (my SSD where Windows is installed on)
4: Ch0 S. : Samsung HD502IJ (just a hard disk for movies and music etc.)

When I hold F12 in the boot menu and select USB-HDD it goes to a black Screen with "Loading Operating System ..."

First Boot Device is my Nawcom ModUSB

Snow Leopard USB drive (other one) isn't connected yet.

  • Your board has no adjustment options to AHCI as GA990FXA-UD3. Then you change the Bios OnChip SATA Type to AHCI then you check if that works.
  • to install osx, please remove this hardware from your computer, you can install this hardware again after completion:

3: CH2 M.: OCZ PETROL (my SSD, Windows is installed on) 4: Ch0 p: Samsung HD502IJ (only one hard drive for movies and music, etc.)


This might disturb the process.
  • you can try this method of chriss111. you use the USB Lion installer and remove the mach_kernel and add the ANV legacy kernel for snow leopard in the top post is described. The USB LION installer has all the necessary drivers in Extra. that you can insert into your USB stick.
click here but the page is in French

Good luck!!

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  • Your board has no adjustment options to AHCI as GA990FXA-UD3. Then you change the Bios OnChip SATA Type to AHCI then you check if that works.
  • to install osx, please remove this hardware from your computer, you can install this hardware again after completion:



This might disturb the process.
  • you can try this method of chriss111. you use the USB Lion installer and remove the mach_kernel and add the ANV legacy kernel for snow leopard in the top post is described. The USB LION installer has all the necessary drivers in Extra. that you can insert into your USB stick.
click here but the page is in French

Good luck!!


The USB Lion Installer doesn't even want to install.

I suppose I won't get it to work, nothings working anymore

:fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

I disconnected both my OCZ Petrol and Samsung HD502IJ and still no luck...

Too bad none of the guides are working out for me :(

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Hi!

Install IRC and add the chat room #legacykernel on chat.osx86.hu, perhaps you can get real time help there.

Best regards!

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As you guys might've heard on IRC I installed Lion on my machine with MyHack with changed kernel.

Im booted now, working on internet connection and such stuff.

And I reformatted the drive, Lion isn't working out on AMD.

Now running Snow Leopard

Sound is working already,

internet isn't working yet
changing resolutins isn't working yet (stuck on 1024x768)
booting without MyHack USB isn't working yet.

My current bootflag is: rd(0,0)/Extra/legacy_kernel arch=i386 -force64 busratio=165 npci=0x2000 GraphicsEnabler=No PCIRootUID=1 -v

Installing MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.8.pkg isn't working either.

Once more my system:
Gigabyte 990FXA-D3
AMD FX-6100
Ati Radeon 4850 HD 512 MB
16GB Corsair Vengeance memory





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