(P5LD2-VM SE also, thanks consolation)
Heres some Quick specs on this mobo : Core2Duo Compatible, Intel 945G Chipset, GMA950, ALC882 HD Audio, Intel GbE LAN.
Newegg link: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131044
Just be aware that your RED E-IDE port will not work in Mac at the moment
Enough of that, now on to the fun stuff...
But first here is what your going to need:
1. JaS.10.4.8.SSe3.Intel.only.iso (Any other 8.8.1/8.9.1 kernel install dvd works also )
2. Taruga's ALC882 Sound Fix v0.4b
3. Paulicat's SMBios Fix (look in the Instructions for a link)
4. an 8.8.1/8.9.1 kernel of your choice (My Current Favorite is Semthex ND21)
Once you have all that you are set to start.
Begin with setting up the BIOS here are my settings-
Main Page: - Legacy Diskette A - DISABLED Advanced Page: - JumperFree Configuration - AUTO (unless you want to overclock) - USB Configuration - USB Function - ENABLED - Legacy USB Support -AUTO - USB 2.0 Controller - - USB 2.0 Controller Mode - - BIOS EHCI Hand-off - ENABLED - CPU Configuration - Microcode Updation -ENABLED - Max CPUID Value Limit - DISABLED - Execute Disable Function - DISABLED (ENABLED if your going to use a kernel other than Semthexs') - Enhanced Cl Control - AUTO - Virtualization Technology - ENABLED - Intel SpeedStep Tech - AUTOMATIC - Chipset - Configure DRAM Timing by SPD - ENABLED (Disable to set your own ram timings) - Graphic Adapter Priority - PCI Express/Int VGA (I have a pci-e card installed) - Internal Graphics Mode Select -DISABLED (Same reason as line above) - Onboard Devices Configuration - HD Audio Controller - ENABLED - Front Panel Support Type - HD Audio - Onboard PCIEX GbE LAN - ENABLED - Lan option ROM - DISABLED - ITE8211F Controller - ENABLED - Detecting Device Time - Quick Mode - Serial Port1 Address - DISABLED - Parallel Port Adress - DISABLED - PCIPnP - Plug and Play O/S - NO - PCI Latency Timer - 64 - Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA - NO - Palette Snooping - DISABLED - IRQ-3 to IRQ-15 Assigned to - PCI Device Power Page: - Suspend Mode - AUTO - Repost Video on S3 Resume - DISABLED - ACPI 2.0 Support - YES - ACPI APIC Support - ENABLED Boot Page: - Your Preference
Once you have your BIOS Setup and saved. Pop in the JaS.10.4.8.SSe3.Intel.only.iso (or any other 8.8.1/8.9.1 kernel install) that you carefully burnt very slowly in your favorite burning app. restart your comp.
At the Asus splash screen pess the F8 key and your will be sent to the boot selector menu.
Select your dvd drive hit enter then when promted at the darwin install screen press F8 once again.
now type in -v and hit enter and sit back for a bit and watch those .kexts fly.
After you select you language and click the arrow to proceed, let it all load up.
Now in the menubar select Utilities>Disk Utility
Select your HD in which you want to Install on then Format/Partition, whichever you have to do.
after Disk Utility is done doing its thing exit it and go on to installing OS X.
*Tip* (When done formatting click on the other partitions you arent going to install on and unmount them)
Select your Partiton you just made. click install, now on the next page click Customize.
Now select these following packages:
Jas 10.4.8 Update, 10.4.8 Semthex Kernal, 10.4.4 Login Window, and GMA950 if you are using onboard Video
Now click install and sit back and take a break for a while.
if all goes right it will install without a hitch and then restart.
Pop out your install dvd and boot to your hd. (OS X sets itself as active)
Quickly tap F8 after POST to get to the Darwin boot prompt.
at the darwin Boot promt enter -v and hit enter and now watch for errors and such.
Go through the Welcome Setup and Registration.
Once your at the desktop customise to what you want, and now apply taruga's 882 package, drag and drop Paulicat's smbios into /System/Library/Extensions/ (Authenticate it).
Now open up Terminal and enter the following:
sudo -s your password sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMBIOS.kext/ sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/ApleSMBIOS.kext/ cd /System/Library/ rm -rf Extensions.mkext Extensions.kextcache diskutil repairPermissions /
now reboot and enjoy bliss.
If you would like to overclock on this board Wallstreet has made up a handy guide for overclocking with this board : http://forum.insanel...&...st&p=198322
*there may be more that i need to add or edit but hey its 6am right now ive been writing this for you for the past hour, feedback would be appreciated*
I can post my working kexts as soon as i get around to it. but hey its a tut to get your stuff working, ill let you figure it out.
**just for some information on this build i have used the following parts:
Asus P5LD2-VM, Intel C2D 2.13ghz, 2Gb (2x 1gb) ddr2-667 Ram, 2x 320gb seagate 7200.1 sata hd's, pioneer dvr-111d, XFX 7300GS pci-e Card (dual display with Natit_Dualv.02)
***EDITED on March 19th to add a few things to be more up to date, and a couple tips
****EDITED on May 10th to include WallStreet's Overclocking Guide for this board