Welcome! With this guide I want to show you how install Mac OS X Mavericks on Asus P5Q motherboard, in my case Deluxe model.
Let's start to see requirements:
USB Pen drive almost 8Gb (if you have a smaller one, you can use as a toothpick)
Full work Mac OS X installation (virtualized or not, it doesn't matter)
For what concern BIOS settings, here they are:
CONFIGURE SATA [AHCI]
C1E SUPPORT [ENABLED]
MAX CPUID VALUE LIMIT [DISABLED]
CPU TM FUNCTION [DISABLED]
EXECUTE DISABLE BIT [ENABLED]
INTEL SPEEDSTEP [ENABLED]
ONBOARD DEVICE CONFIGURATION
MARVELL IDE [DISABLE] ---> In "ENABLED" Se avete dischi IDE
TUTTO SU [ENABLE]
SUSPEND MODE [S3 ONLY]
REPOST VIDEO ON S3 RESUME [YES]
ACPI 2.0 SUPPORT [ENABLE]
ACPI APIC SUPPORT [ENABLE]
1st Boot Device [ USB ]
2nd Boot Device [ HDD]
3rd Boot Device [DISABLE]
- Now, open Disk Utility, select your magic pen drive and format.
- Select "Create Installer" and then it asks you to reboot system to install Pandora terminal theme. When reboot is completed, re-open Pandora app.
- You will see a window like this:
- Write 1
- When the examination of files will be completed, drag the pen drive icon into the window and start the files copy.
- Senza titolo.jpg 89.91KB 115 downloads Write 2
- Senza titolo.jpg 146.91KB 72 downloads Write 4.
- Leave it to finish all and then reboot your PC from USB to start the installation.
After you choose the hard drive, you can continue to the installation or customize it. Click on Customize and flag:
For me, the installation took a bit more than usually, maybe for my old test system (Core2Duo E4400 2.0 Ghz with just 2mb L2 cache and a Samsung 501 hard drive of 500gb with 16mb cache.
When the installation is completed, reboot, press F8 on your keyboard and boot from hard drive.
The PC would boot without problems.
I haven't installed any other kext except for ethernet (for audio, i have a Creative Audigy 2, so I don't use the onboard card - kX Audio drivers)
Attached here you will find:
HWSensors 5.3.901 (updated version and compatibile with Mavericks, it will install FakeSMC, Plugins, and HWMonitor
IONetworkingFamily (Marvell Yukon 80E8056 - tnx to ErmaC :>)
If you don't want to custom your installation, you can complete as it is. You can install all is checked above, after, with the post-installation tool in Pandora.
Thanks also to Fabio1971 for his work on Mountain Lion installation on the same board (without him, I couldn't realize my guide) and azlim16 for some suggestions about Mavericks installation.
Thanks all folks!
UPDATE 23/10/2013: On final release 13A603 to have working HWMonitor, you have to install FakeSMC from HWSensors 5.3.820 attached to this post, then don't reboot and install HWSensors 5.3.901 HWMonitor+FakeSMC Plugins.