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Is that a 5570? To get more info on it you could connect it to a Windows machine and use GPU-Z to get info.

 

I'm not sure what type is. I have no windows installed, perhaps live linux will works.

I'm going to download my fave distro for a while. Thanks dude! 



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I'm not sure what type is. I have no windows installed, perhaps live linux will works.

I'm going to download my fave distro for a while. Thanks dude! 

 

I'm not familiar with Linux but I'm sure there is a program similar to GPU-Z. Once you find out you can edit kexts for support.



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I'm not familiar with Linux but I'm sure there is a program similar to GPU-Z. Once you find out you can edit kexts for support.

Well, I changed my graphics card and get windows installed. 
This what I get from new card.
lx7ZvLN.png

 

What should I do to get this card working?

Oh, I've installed ATY_Init.kext btw.



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Well, I changed my graphics card and get windows installed. 
This what I get from another card.
 

 

What should I do to get this card working?

Oh, I've installed ATY_Init.kext btw.

 

Thats showing a completly different card from the one you mentioned earlier.



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Thats showing a completly different card from the one you mentioned earlier.

 
Yap. This is another problem. Perhaps.
I've installed this card and ATY_Init.kext.
And it stuck at boot but with GraphicsEnabler=No.
Should I edit some file or just find more suitable kext?

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Yap. This is another problem. Perhaps.
I've installed this card and ATY_Init.kext.
And it stuck at boot but with GraphicsEnabler=No.
Should I edit some file or just find more suitable kext?

 

Remove ATY_Init. Navigate to System/Library/Extensions and look for ATI2400Controller.kext and ATIRadeonX2000.kext and add your device id under <key>IOPCIMatch</key> inside the Info.plist file. Your device and vendor id looks like this, 0x94c31002



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Remove ATY_Init. Navigate to System/Library/Extensions and look for ATI2400Controller.kext and ATIRadeonX2000.kext and add your device id under <key>IOPCIMatch</key> inside the Info.plist file. Your device and vendor id looks like this, 0x94c31002


Done, and get some message I don't know.
GraphicsEnabler=Yes
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That is correct did it not boot? Use GraphicsEnabler=Yes



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That is correct did it not boot? Use GraphicsEnabler=Yes

It boot, but stuck at those messages.
Yes, I used GraphicsEnabler=Yes.
Should I wait for 20~30 minutes? :blink:

 

...and.. What I kept in mind is as long as caps lock's led still blinking while hitting caps lock button for several time. It mean still processing / waiting. (Not frozen).



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Try GraphicsEnabler=No if it still gets stuck try PCIRootUID=0 or =1 

 

If you press enter on the screen and the lines move then it is doing something if not then its frozen ;)



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Try GraphicsEnabler=No if it still gets stuck try PCIRootUID=0 or =1 

 

If you press enter on the screen and the lines move then it is doing something if not then its frozen ;)

Still stuck with GraphicsEnabler=Yes PCIRootUID=1

login screen showed with GraphicsEnabler=Yes PCIRootUID=0, but, something like this:

Spoiler

and that's the only ATI* kext I've installed.

 

and same state happened if I use GraphicsEnabler=No.



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Guys, I may have to get a new graphics card - so I guess its better to get an Radeon then for running Mac on and Mountain AMD system?  There's a topic in the working builds section where one guy has a 7950 card working ok here and another separate topic about it here - seems to be ok.

 

I presume there's no point in getting a new nVidia one  at the moment due to my experiences as posted earlier in this topic. Or is there some other card I should check out? $300-$400 is ok I guess.

 

Also would be nice if it worked on Snow Leopard AMD also just in case. My nVidia GTX460 works but there are glitches and crashing sometimes, even with a moving wallpaper enabled.

 

Sorry that some of this is off topic, but some parts are on topic also, I'm sure I'm not the only one that will benefit from replies here.



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Henry, even ATI cards will be buggy - but at least some of them will work. If you want to play games, go for a 5450 Silent. If you want a more general purpose usage and don't care about games, go for a 4xxx series card. But my best advice would be staying with Lion 10.7.5 and buying a really good 5xxx (such as the 5870) or 6xxx series ATI card.

 

This is really off-topic, so i'm moving these posts to the help topic.

 

All the best!



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Thanks for all that - the HD 6870 seems like a good option then with Lion 10.7.5 - its also out of stock everywhere I've looked and back-ordered, which is a good sign.



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Posted elsewhere but suggested I post here also, I am trying to get any form of Mac OS X to install on my Hardware:

 

ASUS M4N98TD Evo - Nvidia 980A (MCP72) Chipset Nvidia NF200 SLI chip

2x4GB 1600Mhz RAM

AMD 1090T processor six core (runs at 3.9Ghz all cores in Windows)

Gigabyte Nvidia GTX470 SOC graphics

XFX 850W silver PSU

 

Self build machine.

 

I have tried to get Mountain lion going, tried various boot flags, it starts up but gets stuck at mount image, root device and then some hex code, it gets stuck here every time, also it says that couldn't get USB chip to halt within 100ms and also says something about HFS freeblocks being 0.

 

I have installed Macdrive and have formatted a separate HDD (500GB) with GUID and HFS+

 

Sounds like the install cannot see the drive though??

 

Not very experienced with the world of macs, very limited experience as end user at college, Imacs and mini macs, I am only interested in running Apple Logic really, used this at college and its really the only music software that I have ever got on with, anything else I am content enough in Windows, but haven't liked any Windows based music production stuff.

 

Could someone please explain how to install custom kexts and the like, how to customise an install, somebody has mentioned an Nforce ATA kext, Have to say I wont use the Nforce drivers for SATA in windows, they play havoc with everything. MSAHCI is enabled though so no worries with non boot Windows.

 

AHCI and S3 enabled in BIOS, reset to defaults when trying install, even tried with just 4GB ram. Turned off C1E, cool and quiet and secure virtual machine mode.

 

Tried lots of boot flags also, arch=i386 -force64 cpus=1 busratio=16 npci=0x2000/0x3000 PCIRootUID=1/0 USBBusFix=Yes idlehalt=0 EHCIacquire=Yes UHCIreset=Yes GraphicsEnabler=Yes???

 

A couple of others too!

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 



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@NOMAD8459

I guess you are familiar with *Nix environment.
AHCI driver for windows has nothing to do with AHCI driver (kext) in OSX.
If your installer can't find your HDD, it means you really should install that kext.
To install that kext into your installer media, you just copy it into /S/L/E
and fix permission. (just take a look at another file at /S/L/E and make it same with chmod and chown).
since you are using AMD Processor, you can't use mach_kernel, the only AMD kernel that I can suggest is amd_kernel by Andy Vandjick.
just put it in root of your installer media and make file permission same as mach_kernel.
and don't forget to add amd_kernel arch=x86_64 as boot flags.



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Hi, not sure what nix environment is am sorry, could you be more detailed, sorry to be a pain but my experience with Macs is severely limited to end user at college, I have no idea on the operating environment side of things?

 

Should I be trying to get SL or ML working? Have read that SL is required as a first requirement?

 

chmod and chown are beyond me also am afraid, I have no access to a mac currently, need things I can do in windows??

 

I have seen people use virtual box to run SL but I want a full dual boot if possible to ensure some stability.

 

Is my goal of running Logic successfully way off??



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AMD A-8  3870  

Asus F1 A55 M LK R2.0

After  it starting  load first kexts its reboots  :S

any idea?



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Hey guys!  :)

 

I recently just bought my parts for building an AMD Hackintosh System..

 

specs:

CPU: AMD FX 8120 at 3.1Ghz 

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 (Default Settings)

RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz

AUDIO: Realtek ALC887 Built-In

LAN: Realtek RTL8111E Built In

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA III 500GB

GPU: HIS IceQ X Radeon HD 6870 1GB

 

Well I've been trying to get 10.8.2 to work on my system for a long time, got tired of reading all of the things in the forum for clues to get into the installation menu.  :whistle:

I do have have experience with Intel hackintosh machines. In fact, I am using one right now (working 100% stable) to help me manage this usb installer.

 

Is there anyone who has a working system similar to my specs? If so HELP ME PLEASE!  :P

- a step by step guide would really help!

 

At the moment, I will try Bitcore's mini tutorial to see if i can get into the install menu with iATKOS ML2...

(http://www.insanelym...rnel-irc/page-8 #147)

- used myhack usb installer method but it still causes instant reboots and kernel panics with some kernels

- attempted to use clover bootloader, but it does an instant reboot with anv's latest kernel

 

In the mean time, i'll be right back to test out this method of bitcore's.

^_^

 

-UPDATE-

iAtkos ML2 boots up with the boot flags "amd_kernel npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=0 -v -f"

- First issue encountered: My HDD isn't showing up on the installer

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- works now!

got into the OS by using mach_sse42_only and clover boot loader 

 now i'm into the part of testing other kernels because this one has graphical glitches on my 6870



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I managed to get 10.6.8 going on my machine but screwed the install up messing about with graphics, next step, try to get back to 10.6.8, then try 10.7.2 from there.







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