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nForce chipset + Intel CPU nForce 650i and 650i Ultra nForce 750i and 780i nForce 790i and 790i Ultra nForce 680i Possibly nForce 630i

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In answer to your Qs

1. im running new mobo...there isnt an osx installed on it to get the dsdt.aml file from.
 
Extract your original DSDT.aml file off the PC using the Ubuntu Live DVD, plug in a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive and then go to the Terminal and type either
 

cd /media/"Volume name of the USB flash drive"
sudo cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/DSDT > DSDT.aml

for Ubuntu 11.xx and later, or
 

cd /media/"Volume name of the USB flash drive"
sudo cat /proc/acpi/dsdt > DSDT.aml

for Ubuntu 10.xx or earlier. In either case, the extracted DSDT.aml file should have been saved on the USB flash drive, for later decompiling, patching and recompiling using iasl or iasl based tools, so send me a download link for your extracted DSDT.aml file....

You can use your Snow Leopard OS on the other MOBO to set up the OS X Mavericks USB installer.....

 
2. how do i know which one? ive got core 2 quad. my snow leopard install says my old setup is an imac lol but this is totally diff mobo
 
For a Core2Quad CPU, as I have, you can use smbios.plist for MacPro3,1 (use the one from MaLd0n's Lion installation via USB stick using Chameleon, DP4, GM and FINAL topic…….)

3. where do i find this particular modules folder?
 
It is an install option in the Chameleon bootloader package installer that you can download form IM downloads section....



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ok so even tho i dont have an os running on the new setup (i have it mocked up) i can use the ubuntu disc? ....looks like i got the right smbios.plist then....and i already dl's the chameleon package so ill hunt around in there. thanks will keep you updated as it progresses.


im amazed at how much more in depth this install is compared to my sl install (asus p5g41-m le)

and the dell d630/lion install i did...learning a ton!



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getting a memory allocation error 0x85dadf8 while trying to install. any ideas?



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I have not had that error reported to me before.....

 

Try re-seating the RAM modules and then reboot the PC from the USB installer using the boot flags -v, then if not successful, try with boot flags -v cpus=2 maxmem=2 or -v maxmem=2048 and see what happens....



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swapped ram swapped gc unplugged hdd.....no fix. booted -v and error changed to 0x85dac48....-v cpus=2 maxmem=2 gave me 0x85dac58....-v maxmem=2048 gives 0x85dac48 again

 

 

thinking maybe reformat and setup flash drive again?



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Yes, and if you can try a different USB flash drive......



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[6] Copy across from your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard, or Lion, or Mountain Lion system, your MOBO's OS X DSDT.aml file into the open target HDD OS X Mavericks window, i.e. the target HDD volume's root i.e. / directory…….

 

are you saying copy dsdt.aml onto flashdrive or the hdd that mavericks is to be installed on?

 

also

 

org.chameleon.Boot.plist

 

I searched verdant support files and my whole hack. only finds ones for current sl install or one loaded on flashdrive already.......



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The DSDT.aml file goes on the hdd that mavericks is to be installed , into the root i.e. / directory but can also be put into the root i.e. / directory of the USB flash drive installer....but in your case with a fresh install, the DSDT.aml file needs to generated first.....

 

Your current Snow Leopard org.chameleon.Boot.plist can simply be modified as required for OS X Mavericks, e.g. adding UserKernelCache=yes 



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ok. ill try to mod it tomo night. so my next question.....stage one completes the flashdrive work? do I go strait from stage one to trying for install or go on to stage 2? the wording is a bit  confusing. the way I read it I was done at stage one and that's when I try for install giving me the memory allocation error. just redid the flash drive stopped at same point and got another mem allocation error this time 0x85d9588 during boot/install attempt



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Stage 1 - Follow post #1 Part B. Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive OS X Mavericks 10.9 GPT/MBR Installer

 

Stage 2 - Follow post #2 Part C. Installing a Bootable OS X Mavericks (OS X 10.9) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive Installer

 

To get to the bottom of your memory allocation issue, I suggest booting/running the PC via memtest...........download available here



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so I have completed this

 

Stage 1 - Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer

 

 all the way to step 15. this is where I get confused. do I then do this

 

Stage 2 - Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer

 or do I jump to

 

Part C. Installing a Bootable OS X Mavericks (OS X 10.9) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive Installer

 

 

sorry so many questions. I cant believe its this difficult compared to my sl install....makes me just wanna try to source a diff mobo lol....but wth nothing good comes easy right?

 

also ran memtest and its all good there no errors so I must be doing something wrong with the flashdrive....



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If you are wanting to install OS X to a GPT partitioned HDD, then go from

 

Stage 1 - Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer

 

to 

 

Part C. Installing a Bootable OS X Mavericks (OS X 10.9) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive Installer

 

BUT if you are wanting to install OS X to a MBR partitioned HDD (this is makes it easier when dual booting OS X and Windows on separate HDDs in cases where Windows remains the first OS the BIOS boots to), then go from

 

Stage 1 - Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer

 

to

 

Stage 2 - Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer

 

and then to 

 

Part C. Installing a Bootable OS X Mavericks (OS X 10.9) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive Installer

 

Do not give up........I am here to help........and when you succeed you will enjoy the result.......:)



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Hello verdant

First of all, thank you for your guide !

I'm trying to install Mavericks on my own pc : Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680i + core2duo E6850 + 1 sata drive

I'm stuck at "Resetting IOCatalogue", i have the "AppleNForceATA: found 0 units" message just before. I'm using the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext as explained in the first post, i don't understand why it doesn't work. My drive is hfs formated and detected : "hfs: mounted ps3drive on device disk0s2".

I made a DSDT with ubuntu and patched it with the advices of your post 4, it seems ok (i have no kernel panic now !).

Can you help me please ?



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@ beub3u

 

1. Confirm that you have installed (in addition to AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext ) in S/L/E

 

AppleRTC.Mavericks.Patched.kext
EvOreboot.kext
FakeSMC.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext

 

2. Confirm that you have set ownership of your OS X target HDD and kext ownership and permissions for S/L/E and cleared the caches via Terminal as explained in Post #2 Part C.

 

3. Reinstall the Chameleon bootloader on your OS X target HDD and try booting with npci = 0x2000 -v -f

 

4. BTW what graphics card are you using? Have you used it OK with previous versions of OS X? 

 

5. If your DVDRW is a SATA device, then disconnect it. If it is a PATA (IDE) device, then jumper-set and connect it to the MOBO as Master

 

Post boot screen images for me to look at.....



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@ verdant
1. in S/L/E, I have :
FakeSMC.kext


EvOreboot.kext


NullCPUPowerManagement.kext 


AppleRTC.Mavericks.Patched.kext


AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext


AD1998b.FIX.kext

nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext

 

2. I have set ownership with the 5 sudo commands listed in your first post (chmod, chmod, touch, chflags and chown)

 

3. with npci = 0x2000 -v -f -> no change, stuck at the same place

 

4. I have a 8800 GTX nVidia card, it was ok with Leopard (my first post on the forum !)
I added in SLE this kext :
GeForce.kext


GeForceGA.plugin


GeForceGLDriver.bundle


GeForceVADriver.bundle

 

I tried to remove from SLE this kext but no change :
AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext
AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext
AppleIntelHDGraphicsGA.plugin
AppleIntelHDGraphicsVADriver.bundle

5. my DVDRW SATA is already disconnected, there is no other drive except the target HDD connected on SATA 1 (tried on SATA port 2 too) and an external HDD drive connected on usb

 

on screen1 you can see the "phy connection failed" error
screen2 is the final screen, you can see that my hfs drive is detected (his name is ps3drive, my old ps3 hdd !) and the "foud 0 units" message.

 

I tried with nForceIOATAFamily.kext in SLE, the "found 0 units" message is gone but still stuck at "Resetting IOCatalogue"

 

edit:

oops, i didn't seen the "found 1 units" on the screen1. So maybe, i don't need the nForceIOATAFamily kext ? By the way, is it compatible with 64bit ?

There are multiple errors with the SMC, maybe this is the problem ? I used the FakeSMC from your "64bits Kext" folder

 

edit 2 :

i formated my disk and did the guide again. i haven't the same result now : see my screen3 (few minutes after, the "resetting IOCatalogue" appear)

i join in_extra.zip (DSDT + smbios + chameleon config)

in Extra/Extentions/ i have FakeSMC and IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector

in modules i have everything

 

edit 3 :

i fixed the smc error with the AppleSMC.kext from Mountain Lion 10.8.4 but still stuck : screen4

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@ beub3u

 

1. With OS X Mavericks, put ALL kexts:

 

FakeSMC.kext

EvOreboot.kext

NullCPUPowerManagement.kext 

AppleRTC.Mavericks.Patched.kext

AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext

AD1998b.FIX.kext (alternatively use as  I do currently, oldnapalm's AD1988b version VoodooHDA.kext)
nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext

 

in S/L/E with NO kexts in /Extra/Extensions (also IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector should not be needed) and do not use nForceIOATAFamily.kext.

 

The SMC errors you see using the FakeSMC from my "64bits Kext" folder should not prevent booting.....

 

2. Use only OS X Maverick version Apple kexts

 

3. Try booting using the following org.chameleon.Boot.plist entries

 

<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>-v</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>5</string>
 

 

4. Have nothing in Extra/Modules.......



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Hi Verdant,

I tried again but still no luck with your method ...

I think I will disappoint you, I tried with the myHack (3.3.1) method :
- I used this app to create my usb installer drive
- then, I put AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext & nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in S/L/E, i runned myFix
- on launch, "still waiting for root device". Apparently the imk kext wasn't loaded
- I moved AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext & nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in E/E, myFix again
- the installer finally appears, at the end, I copied the 2 nForce kext in E/E because the installer didn't do it (correction : it did, in the myHack.kext/Content)
- Mavericks is ok now ...

 

edit:

you were right, the SMC errors was not the problem

i don't know what is was ?! myHack removed 3 kext from S/L/E and set PCIRootUID=1 in chameleon, i don't see any other change



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No worries. I just glad it worked out for you..............:)



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alright verdant im back. this time im working on the dual layer dvd method. this is where im stuck. 

 

"[15] Now download my nForce Extra folder for my OS X Mavericks Base System Dual Layer DVD Installer:

 

Still to be uploaded......"......

 

should i use the muldoon extra folder or make one as described in Stage 1 - Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer? keep in mind that this is a sep build and cannot use the one from my current sl build.



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Try the alpha version nForce Extra folder for my OS X Mavericks Base System Dual Layer DVD Installer that I will PM you and let me know how you get on via PM.......:)







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