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[Guide] Installing Leopard on an ASUS P5B Motherboard. Updated for 10.5.2 and Front USB!


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I haven't found a Leopard guide for the P5B yet, so I decided to write one.

Scroll below Post-Installation Instructions for 10.5.2 update info!

Here's my system specs

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
ASUS P5B
2GB DDRII 667MHz SDRAM
nVidia GeForce 7600GS
WD SATA HDD

Here's what you need that you may not already have:
Kalyway 10.5.1 iso, burned to a DVD
PC EFI files
External DVD Drive (for the installation of OS X, if you do not have a SATA drive)
A flash drive (USB key, thumb drive, whatever you want to call it)
External Hard Drive (optional for Time Machine)
A backup of ALL YOUR DATA!!!

***BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE INSTALLATION PROCESS***
1. Burn your Kalyway 10.5.1 iso, lower speeds are preferred

2. Format your flash drive FAT16 if it isn't already, give it a simple name that you can remember, and copy the PC EFI folder to it (All terminal commands given will be for PC_EFI_v8)

***INSTALLATION PROCESS***

1. plug in your external DVD drive, press F8 at the BIOS screen to go to the boot options. Select your external DVD drive, press enter

2.press F8 again when it says press F8 for boot options (this is right before darwin loads), type -vanilla

3.The thing will load. You might be stuck at the loading darwin screen for a while, I had to wait 25 minutes to get to the installation screens, so be patient.

4.Once you are at the install screens, choose your language...blah blah blah...all the usual stuff.

5. When you get to the choose destination part, go up to the menu bar, and choose Disk Utility

6. Select your HDD, it may appear as an external one, but that's ok, just ignore that for now.

7. Now go to partition, and under volume scheme, select what you want. I chose 1 because it is my only OS.

8. Now go to the bottom (to the right but the + and - buttons), there, you will see a options button, click it, and select GUID.

9. Click format drive. If it says resource busy and can't format, look on the 4th button on the top bar with all the icons. Make sure the volume is mounted!

10. Close disk utility

11. Plug in your USB key

12. go to utilities, and then system profiler

13. On the left, select Serial-ATA

14. Find the volume you are looking for, on the 5th line under the volume, it should say BSD name, in the form of disk0s2

15. Remember that, and close system profiler.

16. Launch terminal

17. The following are terminal commands, do not mistype them.

diskutil unmount disk0s2

cd /Volumes/123/PC_EFI_v80

./startupfiletool /dev/rdisk0s2 ./boot_v8

 dd if=./guid/boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2 bs=512 count=1

dd if=./guid/boot0 of=/dev/disk0 bs=400 count=1

the above code assumes that target volume is disk0s2, and you are using PC EFI v8, if you are not, replace these with the appropriate words.

18. Quit terminal

19. Select the volume that we've been working on in installer.

20. Click customize, under bootloaders EFI, unselect all of them!

21. Select all under vanilla_kernel_ACPIPlatform

22.Select the drivers for your system.

23. Click install

24. Now you have a working installation of Leopard! Follow the post install instructions if you want.

***POST INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS***

1.Ethernet should work without patching

2.Video acceleration will depend on your gfx card and the drive you chose

3.If you want a unmodded system, get Laik's virginizer
http://forum.insanel...o...&pid=555923

3. To get sound working, download and install here (only line out, no input, sorry :( )
http://rapidshare.co...io.pkg.zip.html

5. You may have to choose the appropriate resolution and color profile for your monitor.

6. To fix the problem with Macintosh HD being recognized as a external HD
download http://forum.insanel...t...st&id=19279

7. Extract files

8. move them to /System/Library/Extensions

9. Open terminal

sudo -s

type password

cd /System/Library/Extensions

chown -R root:wheel AppleAHCIPort.kext

chmod -R 755 AppleAHCIPort.kext

chown -R root:wheel IOAHCIFamily.kext

chmod -R 755 IOAHCIFamily.kext

chown -R root:wheel IOATAFamily.kext

chmod -R 755 IOATAFamily.kext

Now go to /System/Library and delete Extensions.mkext

reboot and the drive should appear as internal!



10.5.2 Instructions

For this, you will need kalyway_10.5.2_kernels.mpkg.zip and kalyway_hack_10.5.2ComboUpdate from a certain bay of pirates...

Pre-Installation Instructions

Remember, it's never a bad idea to back up your /System/Library/Extensions Folder. Also back up any important files you many have!
Installation Instructions:

1. Extract kalyway_hack_10.5.2ComboUpdate, run the installer.

2. When prompted for restart, do not press restart, instead, start Disk Utility

3. Find Macintosh HD (or whatever drive you installed Leopard on), and press repair permissions

4. After permissions repair is complete, close disk utility and press restart

5. The system will reboot, then be stuck at the Apple+Gear. The gear will spin aprox 40 times before the system restarts itself.

6. The system will boot, then the screen is going to go black. This will last aprox 3 mins. Be patient and do something else while you wait.

7. You will see your login screen. Log in as normal.

8. Extract kalyway_10.5.2_kernels.mpkg.zip, run the installer.

9. Depending on your CPU, choose the appropriate kernel. I have a Core 2 Duo. I chose Vanilla

10. Wait till the installer finishes, when it does, open disk utilities and repair permissions.

11. Restart

12. On first restart, you might see a kernel panic (where the screen goes dark and asks you to hold down the power button). This is normal, just do what it says. It should not happen again.

Post Installation Instructions

Depending on your graphics card, you may want to run the Leopard Graphics Update from software update.

I have a nVidia GeForce 760GS (256MB) from MSI. Everything works fine after the update.


***Front USB***
Go to the advanced tab of your BIOS. Disable USB Legacy support, now your front ports should also work.

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thnx, but mines still not working, i dont have P5B tho, i have P5RD1 , it doesnt detect my sata hd

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that's probably because your chipset isn't supported :( your best chances of getting OS X on a PC is a new computer. you would hafta ask the PC EFI guys on whether they playying on supporting your chipset...

FYI, here's ur chipset info

North Bridge ATI Radeon Xpress 200
South Bridge ULi M1573

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yeah it is ;)
ok, well ima buy a new pc anyways then ;)
thnx

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if your getting a new computer, just get a mac :yoji: it'll come with os x without all the hacking

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That's too much work for 10.5.1 on a P5B. Here is what I did for iATKOS 1.0i r2 on my P5B.
  • boot iATKOS DVD
  • use Disk Utility to repartition the HDD to a single MBR type partition and format it as JHFS+
  • install iATKOS with the following options: EFI bootload (with vanilla kernel), Yukon network driver, SATA driver, NVinject (select the appropriate video driver for your card)
  • reboot and enjoy
If you use the original 1.0i release, then you need to install the bootloader from the Utility drop down menu on the iATKOS DVD. It's easy as pie.

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Falling at almost the first hurdle here....struggling with the USB drive.

With this command from the guide I am assuming the 123 is the name of the USB drive?
cd /Volumes/123/PC_EFI_v80

secondly the PC_EFI_v80 folder is that the correct name? (i.e. with the underscores? in the zip I downloaded it does not have underscores...this questions sounds very stupid) does it need underscores or can the terminal process directory names with spaces?

and thirdly.... having a problem with Darwin even seeing the USB key when I plug it in...anyway to get it to search for a drive or should it come up auto? managed to get it to display once after rebooting with the drive in...not managed it since.

Any help greatly appreciated.....I tried the iATKOS DVD that thing would not even get to Darwin. PC spec is Asus P5B (BIOS 1803), 2gb DDR 800, P4 630, 8800gtx, Sata DVD and HD.

Cheers,

Aden.

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That's too much work for 10.5.1 on a P5B. Here is what I did for iATKOS 1.0i r2 on my P5B.

  • boot iATKOS DVD
  • use Disk Utility to repartition the HDD to a single MBR type partition and format it as JHFS+
  • install iATKOS with the following options: EFI bootload (with vanilla kernel), Yukon network driver, SATA driver, NVinject (select the appropriate video driver for your card)
  • reboot and enjoy
If you use the original 1.0i release, then you need to install the bootloader from the Utility drop down menu on the iATKOS DVD. It's easy as pie.


Those options finally enabled me to boot without DVD. Something I did different before was keeping me from it. I think it could be that I set bootflag in gparted BEFORE installing Leopard this time along with selecting the same options as you posted here. Great success!

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Falling at almost the first hurdle here....struggling with the USB drive.

With this command from the guide I am assuming the 123 is the name of the USB drive?
cd /Volumes/123/PC_EFI_v80

secondly the PC_EFI_v80 folder is that the correct name? (i.e. with the underscores? in the zip I downloaded it does not have underscores...this questions sounds very stupid) does it need underscores or can the terminal process directory names with spaces?

and thirdly.... having a problem with Darwin even seeing the USB key when I plug it in...anyway to get it to search for a drive or should it come up auto? managed to get it to display once after rebooting with the drive in...not managed it since.

Any help greatly appreciated.....I tried the iATKOS DVD that thing would not even get to Darwin. PC spec is Asus P5B (BIOS 1803), 2gb DDR 800, P4 630, 8800gtx, Sata DVD and HD.

Cheers,

Aden.


you need to plug it into the back, for some reason, the front won't work. and if i remember correctly, if you put spaces, it won't work, in terminal, you had to replace all spaces with underscores. but i could be wrong, so if you try cd /Volumes/123(assuming thats the name of the thing)/pc efi v80 or watever, it could work, but if it doesnt, it wont damage ur system, it'll only say file not found, and u need to retype with underscores

as for the easier method...I guess that could work, but at that time, I only had the brazilmac dvd, the iATKOS dvd, the pcefi files and the kalyway dvd with me, so my options were pretty limited

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Hi,

I tried to install Leopard on my P5B Deluxe using Eric's method, but the installer won't detect my USB mass storage devices. Neither the USB-Stick withthepc_efi_v8filesnortheUSB-HDDonwichIplantoinstallLeopard.MyUSB-Mouseworksperfectly.IalsotriediAKTOS1.0whichrecognizestheUSBdevices,
butaftertheinstallationiscompletedit
willnotboot(onlyablinkingdashisshownandthat'sall).Whereistheproblem?

Thanks

Andreas

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Awesome! Great! Thanks sooo much.Worked 1st time. P5B rules, do a bios update and ur quadcore ready!

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I there anybody have shutdown problem with asus p5b? I use iatkos 1.0i everything is fine but the only problem is shutdown and restart. Whenever I sutdown my computer it doesnt work. The only way to shut down the computer is push the power button for a while. There is a topic about this problem and no solution yet for asus p5b.

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Hi,

I am stuck in the USB part.

I have Windows XP
I choose my USB drive, right clicked it-> Format -> Chose 'FAT' (This is FAT16 right?)
I named the Drive 123 in the Label area. And formated
I copy-pasted the PC EFI folder into the drive.

But when i goto the console and say
cd /Volumes/123/PC_EFI_v80

it says drive doesnt exist.
I then went into 'Volumes' and then tried going into 123, but it says drive doesnt exist there.
I went to System Profiler and it shows my USB there.
Please help, what am I doing wrong. is there some BIOS setting I am suppose to enable, everything is in default, 'cept boot priority.

Thanks

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ya, there are some USB problems...try the ports at the back...the ones in the front are USB1.1 only...havent figured out how to fix that yet :(

and as for the shutdown thingy...it doesnt work...hopefully some1 will find the solution :(

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Updated for 10.5.2. See 1st post.

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Hi!
everything works fine untill the point where i type:
dd if=./guid/boot0 of=/dev/disk0 bs=400 count=1

it says /dev/disk0: Resource busy... and if i quit Terminal, the drive i formated for leopard is away.
maybe because it's unmounted...? do i have to mount it again? why ist busy?
(sorry i'm still a noob i think)

any help would be appriciated
thanks
schroeng

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Hi,

Best guide ever!

Only my Asus EN7900GS 256MB does not work.(only resolution 1024x786) when i install a driver like nvinject 1.3 or 2.1 it hangs just before the login screen.

When i boot into safemode the resolution is ok!?! (1600x1200)


Regards,
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Hi!
everything works fine untill the point where i type:
dd if=./guid/boot0 of=/dev/disk0 bs=400 count=1

it says /dev/disk0: Resource busy... and if i quit Terminal, the drive i formated for leopard is away.
maybe because it's unmounted...? do i have to mount it again? why ist busy?
(sorry i'm still a noob i think)

any help would be appriciated
thanks
schroeng


did you unmount the drives properly? maybe that's causing the problem...


Hi,

Best guide ever!

Only my Asus EN7900GS 256MB does not work.(only resolution 1024x786) when i install a driver like nvinject 1.3 or 2.1 it hangs just before the login screen.

When i boot into safemode the resolution is ok!?! (1600x1200)
Regards,
Jan


glad you have almost everything working...but I can't really help with your gfx card... sorry ;)

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All steps goes good

formatted whole 320gb hd in GUid, 2 partitions "Leo" and "Bck"

copied efi on usb hd
the script and all the rest is ok
installed with all vanilla and no efi boot options

but when i reboot after the install i got Panic :P

can't post result, but is about Ati1000.kext or ATI1950 or something similar, anyway related to gfx

My card is SAPPHIRE ATI X1950 pro 512 PCIE

tried without any drivers,
selecting only NATIT
NATIT and 19X0 driver
and also both of them

but same result! :(

booting in -safe mode is ok, but i can't use keyboard!!

so I can't make the first stuff like name password etc :(

any suggest please?
my conf is in the Signature
please I already formatted about 10 times in these days and now i'm on linux :)

*with the Toh2 rc2 I can't boot without dvd inserted and i got problems with system profiler

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are u sure i dont have to set my IDE to ahci before ##### with the disk?





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