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Has someone run this on a Gigabyte P35-DS3R motherboard? I just can not get this too boot. :hysterical: After a successful installation all I get is a blinking cursor after I reboot. Do I have to disabled some option in the BIOS? Do I have to disable AHCI or Native mode? Please help me.

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Fuzzywasaduck - You need to use both. If you unsure then read the guide Word for Word, I can confirm it works 110% but only if you read and follow the guide fully

RaggedJagged - Check that the partition is active.

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Suhail: Yes the partition is surely active! I've checked that multiple times. And KALYWAY install does that anyway!! So something else is wrong..can someone help me?

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I don't get it - this guide refers to the Brazil postpatch (9a581PostPatch.sh), but the files included in the downloadable EFI Pack already contains a "PostPatch.sh" that refers to the folder "Leopatch"

Do I need to use the post patch files from the Brazil method or the one that is included in the RapidShare download linked to from this guide?

9a581PostPatch.sh or postPatch.sh ???


You should use the 9a581PostPatch in the brazil folder. I ignored the postpatch in the EFI folder. Note that this is only for the brazilmac method. If you used Kalyway, then use that postpatch (if there is one).

raggedjagged- I don't understand what you mean. Does it post normally (show the full screen logo) and go through the bios stuff? Does it hang at "Verifying DMI Pool Data...." or does it go past that?

AHCI should be enabled. Under BIOS -> Integrated Peripherals, there are four things you have to change. At the top, enable AHCI and enable Ports 0-3. In the lower half, you have to enable AHCI mode and enable something else related to SATA.

Try mashing F8 right after "Verifying DMI Pool Data....". It should go into boot options. Type "-v" and press enter, also make sure the correct partition is selected.


You should not need to make partition active. That is just for MBR formatted drives. If you formatted it GUID, you shouldn't have to do that. If you DID use fdisk to make the partition active, then reinstall efi.

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I ended also install from RetailDVD and Terminal but

Stuck at mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified Computer name: using default bMachintosh
mDNSResponder: Couldn't read user-specified local hostname: using default bMachintosh

What is your AppleAHCIport ?

Thank's



I used the one from the Brazilmac patch, with stock I had to keep booting with -f

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Hey socal swimmer,

one question:

How did anyone get around that Vista wont let you install on GUID-Partitions? I think there is no way to get around that, except with BootCamp maybe?

Anyway, thank you for your nice guide!

EDIT: Stupid me, forget it. Seems my GPT-Table (or MBR) were defect, i deleted all stuff from my HDD and redid the whole process. So its ok now.

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obtain a copy of 64-bit Windows Vista (tested) or XP (should work)



32-bit Vista worked for me too!

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really?

did it work with the efi bootloader, or did you use another method for dual booting?

The reason I said 64 bit was because I thought that in order to have efi on there, you had to use 64 bit...

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really?

did it work with the efi bootloader, or did you use another method for dual booting?

The reason I said 64 bit was because I thought that in order to have efi on there, you had to use 64 bit...


Yes, really 32-bit Vista for dual boot, with the Method you (and i_am...me of course) described inthe guide(s).

I installed Vista Ultimate 32-bit, and its working like a charm :(

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cool.

do you know if other 32 bit vista versions will work?

handbrake is sooooooo slowwwww...........

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cool.

do you know if other 32 bit vista versions will work?

handbrake is sooooooo slowwwww...........


Dunno yet, but i think i'm gonna try tomorrow for the 'Home Premium' ;)

I really think the others should work too, cause the 'bootmgr' Files on my Home-Premium and on the Ultimate DVD are identical (at least their MD5-Sums are), i think...

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Hey you guys!
I just installed Leopard 10.5.1 with the kalyway disk, seems to work fine except of the ethernet and the audio devices...
Can I patch the sound with the howto on page 1 without booting the dvd ? Because if I try to boot the dvd now I get an error (something like ..boot.plist. can not be found)

Where do I find a patch for the ethernet? Do I actually need one? If not, how can I activate it?

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Yes, you can patch the sound. To do this, do "my" sound patch from single user mode. Just before the hard drive starts booting, start mashing F8. When you get into boot options, type:

-s <press enter>

This should boot into single user mode, which gives you command line access. Do all the same commands that are in the howto. Note that your Leopard installation is at the root level (e.g. extensions are at /System/Library/Extensions), but your thumbdrive is at /Volumes/thumbdrive.

If you are in single user mode, and you are halfway through typing a command and suddenly it says "Package 0 didn't get an HPET", then don't worry, just finish typing out your command as if it was all on the same line, and press enter. its fine.

To fix the package 0 {censored}:

restart, and press <del> to enter bios

go to "Power Management Setup"

change "HPET Mode" to "64-bit mode".

press F10 to save and exit.



Note that this HPET solution may cause problems with 32-bit vista.

as for the ethernet, I'm not sure. It came working with brazilmac. You could try downloading the brazilmac patch, and look in the folders (leopatch, I think) to see if there are any relevant kexts.

EDIT:

I just added the HPET info to the main howto. Also, I added info on Quicktime and .avi codecs.

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Does this guide apply to similar Gigabyte mb like GA P35-DS3L & GA P35-DS3R?

I want to make my first Hackintosh with P35 series motherboard shortly.
Which of these motherboards (GA P35-DS3P, GA P35-DS3L or GA P35-DS3R) is recommended for beginner?
Can I build a 100% work MAC OSX system with this motherboard by following this guide?
Do I need to buy a ATA dvd drive to install? (I have IDE dvd writer only)

Thanks a lot for advice!!

Alan (from Hong Kong).

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Those motherboards should work as well. I say should because I did not personally test them, but many other people have full compatibility, and it is the same steps. So yes, this guide will work for those motherboards.

I would highly recommend getting a SATA dvd drive. IDE has many problems. It may work, or it may not...

as for 100% working, no. This will get you as close as is possible with a hackintosh, but there are always minor problems (certain CDs and DVDs wont eject, cause disk utility and other apps to crash, iDVD doesn't work, and other minor stuff. If you want it to just work, buy a mac.

Get whichever motherboard is best for your needs. They are all equally compatible.

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And what about the ethernet controller ? I dont get him to work..

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Thanks a lot for your quick reply. I probably going to build one similar to your config. Do you mind to tell me any other minor problems you have encountered with your P35-DS3P built? e.g. sleep / wakeup / shutdown support

If I need to buy SATA dvd writer and display card, and suggested model?

P.S. I am not a serious gamer, but want to play HD video with my computer.

Thanks a lot!

Alan (from Hong Kong)

Those motherboards should work as well. I say should because I did not personally test them, but many other people have full compatibility, and it is the same steps. So yes, this guide will work for those motherboards.

I would highly recommend getting a SATA dvd drive. IDE has many problems. It may work, or it may not...

as for 100% working, no. This will get you as close as is possible with a hackintosh, but there are always minor problems (certain CDs and DVDs wont eject, cause disk utility and other apps to crash, iDVD doesn't work, and other minor stuff. If you want it to just work, buy a mac.

Get whichever motherboard is best for your needs. They are all equally compatible.



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By the way I just wanted to clarify, I purchased iLife 08 today (Excellent software), It had problems running a few of the things that come with iLife such as Garageband and iMovie but after a update using Software Update they worked fine. Just wanted to give the heads up :P

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By the way I just wanted to clarify, I purchased iLife 08 today (Excellent software), It had problems running a few of the things that come with iLife such as Garageband and iMovie but after a update using Software Update they worked fine. Just wanted to give the heads up :P

hey you are right! Same problems, same solution.I will add to the end of the guide....
So I finally got it to successfully overclock:

CPU to 3.2GHZ, RAM at 800 MHz (1:1)

I had to unplug the computer for like a minute (while messing with memory and cpu cooler and {censored}), which reset something which made it work better. I also had to use Ctrl-F1 to get advanced settings, and then make sure that the memory timings were not impossible (the first time, one value got set to 0 which caused everything to fail).

XBench: 179 with disk test, 273 without:

Results 178.75
System Info
Xbench Version 1.3
System Version 10.5.1 (9B18)
Physical RAM 4096 MB
Model P35-DS3P
Drive Type WDC WD2500JD-40HBC0
CPU Test 186.34
Thread Test 249.75
Memory Test 242.28
Quartz Graphics Test 319.16
OpenGL Graphics Test 271.85
User Interface Test 549.32
Disk Test 58.72
Sequential 112.16
Uncached Write 101.06 62.05 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 99.52 56.31 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 154.72 45.28 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 108.02 54.29 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 39.77
Uncached Write 13.74 1.45 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 101.35 32.45 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 96.01 0.68 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 132.84 24.65 MB/sec [256K blocks]

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CPU to 3.2GHZ, RAM at 800 MHz (1:1)


I hope that's 2:1 for your ram... you should be able to hit ~450FSB stable with your chip on air. Intel's 65nm process is mature now so you can't get as much OC on the 1333MHz chips. That's why (IMHO) you're better of buying a cheaper 1066 and putting the extra $$$ towards some other bit of gear.





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