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[HowTo] Leopard 10.5.1 On ASUS A8N/A8N-SLI/A8N32-SLI/Deluxe motherboard installation guide


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thanks micr0nf4.
I absolutely needed iwork, and i successfully installed maosx on my eeepc. Small screen but at least is working. Next i'll try installing it on my desktop too.

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First thanks to LohnenNicht for putting this guide together.

After successfully completing the initial install I get the following:

Error 8: Kernal must be loaded before booting

Press any key to continue...

Disk 1
I have Windows XP as partition 1, Ubuntu 9.04 on partition 5, trying to use Grub to load the iATKOS v1.0i OSx86 on Disk 2, partition 1

Steps taken:
1. Copied the pc_efi_v80 files to the /boot folder on my Ubuntu Linux installation. (Does this need to go in an actual /boot partition? My Ubuntu distros in the menu.lst file all point here, the /boot folder.)
2. Edited the menu.lst and added the following lines:

title Mac OSx86 10.5.1
root (hd0,5)
kernal /boot/pc_efi_v80/boot_v8
boot

I feel I am so close to getting this working it's a bit frustrating.

My current system
ASUS A8N - Deluxe
Processor: Model : Dual Core AMD Opteron™ Processor 185: Speed : 2.61GHz
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce4 SLI
Graphics card: Radeon X1950 Pro

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hello i was just wondering will i be able to install this on my computer. Would i also be able to dual-boot it? please and thank you.

HP Pavilion p6520f

AMD Athlon II 635 Quad-Core

ATI Radeon HD 4200 

6GB DDR3 RAM

1TB HDD

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This guide is a work in progress. I'm having trouble finding all the files I need, and right now I'm too tired to look for them anymore. However, hopefully the guide is still usefull as it is of writing it, so I'm putting it up.

This guide assumes you are trying to get this thing working from either a Tiger installation on your osx86 or another actual macintosh. I use the iATKOS v1.0i iso. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER ISO WITH THIS GUIDE, THEY WON'T WORK. This guide is specifically written to show you how to install Leopard on your x86 machine with iATKOS v1.0i ISO

So many people have problems with nForce motherboards, especially this one in particular... so to make it easier for those with an asus A8n type motherboard here is a guide that will help you out.

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My Setup:

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Motherboard: ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
Chipset: nForce4
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ (Venice, single core)
RAM: 1gb ddr3
video: nVidia GeForce 7900 GS PCI-e
Hard drives: 120 gb IDE w/fedora 64 core 6 linux and and windows xp professional.
80 gb IDE for Leopard
Ethernet: Marvel Yukon (port 2)
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Prerequisites:

(1)st and foremost, of course we make sure we have the iAtkos 1.0i iso. Download it from the torrents if not. Make sure it is 1.0i, and not r2, otherwise your installation will fail. Don't use Zephyroth, as it might not work for you. It didn't for me.

(2)Download this file. (iATKOS-AMD.zip)

(3)Extract the file "iAtkos-AMD.zip" to your desktop. Open the extracted iAtkos-AMD folder. Using the "PPFMaster" program included in the extractor folder, patch the iAtkos 1.0i ISO with the iATKOS_v1.0i_AMD_Test.ppf.

**Note: If PPFmaster does not work for you, then download PPF-O-MATIC from here

If that doesn't work, try the windows version which you will find here. It's an exe so you must run it in windows.

**NOTE: Some people are reporting that they can't get the iATKOS iso to boot from DVD. I actually used an external hard drive and restored the patched ISO to a partition on it. I was able to boot from it and install iATKOS that way. If you don't have an external hard drive, then try creating a partition on your internal hard drive, about 6 gigs, and restore the patched iATKOS ISO to that and boot from it with PC_EFI_V80 loader. Instructinos no how to do so are at the bottom of this post, under "dual booting guide".***

Ok, if you decided to go through with the DVD-RW option, burn the ISO to a DVD and try to boot from it.

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Installation

(4)From within the Mac OS X Installer, open disk utility and format your desired hard drive for Leopard, make sure you have the partition options set to "Master Boot Record" and the make sure you set the Volume to "Leopard".

***YOU MUST SET THE VOLUME TO "Leopard" OTHERWISE THE PATCH FILES WILL NOT WORK***


(5)Exit disk utility and proceed to installation. Make sure to select customize to install nvinject, and remove thermal and powermanagement kexts else your system will get f*cked. Select the Marvel Yukon package, and select ntfsg3 package. Install Leopard onto your Leopard volume. It will take over an hour so go play and then come back here.

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Post Install:

(6)Ok, it's all installed, and the computer should have rebooted itself. At boot time press any key to enter boot option menu, and type "-f -v -s". This will put you in single user mode.

(7)Now, type

/sbin/fsck -yf
	  
	   /sbin/mount -uw /

(8)place the "patches" folder you extracted from the iAtkos-AMD.zip on your root directory "/". Replace the System.kext, AppleSMBIOS.kext, IOATAFamily.kext, forcedeth.kext in your Leopard's partition /System/Library/Extensions folder with the kexts included in the iATKOS-AMD folder. Repair permissions for them by typing

chown -R 0:0 System.kext 
	  chmod -R 755 System.kext
	  
	  chown -R 0:0 AppleSMBIOS.kext 
	  chmod -R 755 AppleSMBIOS.kext
	  
	  chown -R 0:0 forcedeth.kext 
	  chmod -R 755 forcedeth.kext
	  
	  chown -R 0:0 IOATAFamily.kext 
	  chmod -R 755 IOATAFamily.kext

(9)Replace "mach_kernel" on your "/" directory on your Leopard partition with the "mach_kernel" included in the iATKOS-AMD folder. Repair persmission on that the same way above.

(10)next, type

cd /patches
	  ./replace.sh
	  ./patcher cpuid.txt

(11)Type

cd /System/Library/Extensions
  nano GeForce.kext/Contents/info.plist

(12)Edit the string

<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
 <string>0x000010de&0x0000ffff</string>

to your nVidia graphics card's device ID. Make sure to delete the &0x0000ffff after your device id. This is the vendor ID and it may look a little different in your info.plist but it doesn't matter because we have to delete it.

I have a geforce 7900gs so my id was 0x0292. So the newly edited line looks like:

<key>IOPCIMatch</key>
 <string>0x029210de</string>

Save the file. Now type:

nano NVDAresman.kext/Contents/info.plist

The lines in this file are a little different from the previous ones, edit your Device ID again in THIS line:

<key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
 <string>0x000010de&0x0000ffff</string>

With an nVidia GeForce 7900GS card, the newly edited line will look like:

<key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
 <string>0x029210de</string>

Save the file

Now do the same for NVDANV40Hal.kext:

nano NVDANV40Hal.kext/Contents/info.plist

Edit the following lines in NVDAN40Hal.kext/Contents/info.plist for your Device ID:

<key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
 <string>0x000010de&0x0000ffff</string>

With an nVidia GeForce 7900GS card, the newly edited line will look like:

<key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key>
 <string>0x029210de</string>

Save the file.

Now do the same exact same steps above for NVINJECT.kext. Save the file.

(13)Reboot.

(14)This time at boot time, press a key, and then type "-f -v" to start your iAtkos installation. It should have worked unless you did something wrong.

***Note: If the Setup Assistant hangs and you have to hard reboot, then reboot into single user mode with:
boot: -f -v -s (enter)
	  
	  (wait for bash screen)
	  
	  /sbin/mount -uw /
	  passwd
	  (type your password, twice)
	  touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
	  exit

The system should log you into a root login screen, where you can login with your root password and create your own user account from System Preferences. If it doesn't, you did something wrong.

(15)Enjoy your new Leopard AMD installation!

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Dual booting guide:

For those of you who have a similar setup to mine and want to dual/triple/quad/blah boot, you can use pc_efi_v80 to get it to work. I use grub, so I put the pc_efi_v80 files in /boot partition on my linux installation, and editing /boot/grub/menu.list to load it. You can use this guide: http://forum.insanel...showtopic=73952 to set up the EFI boot loader on your hard drive if you have a working installation of mac os x already, or if yiou have a working bootable osx86 dvd to use the startupfiletool and disk utility.

If you don't have either, then just download GRUB from here: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/ and install it to your hard drive's MASTER BOOT RECORD. Make a boot partiion and put the PC_EFI_v80 folder on there.

Then edit the grub menu.plist file to look like this:

title Mac OSx86 10.5.1
	root (hd0,1)			###this is the first hard disk, and the first partition "/boot"
	kernel /pc_efi_v80/boot_v8
	boot

Save and reboot, and select your OSX86 to boot. Immediately after you select it, a menu will pop up asking you to select your disk within 2 seconds. Make sure you select the hard drive your leopard installation is on. If your Leo installation on the same hard drive as your other operating systems, then just let it automatically boot. if you don't have Leo installation on the same hard drive, then select the disk you have it on, by entering a hexidecimal code. 80 is for master hard drive, 81 is for second, 82 is for 3rd, and so on. So basically your /boot/grub/menu.lst file should look something like this:

title Mac OSx86 10.5.1
	root (hd1,2)			 ###or hd2,2 or wherever you have your pc_efi_v80 installed
	kernel /pc_efi_v80/boot_v8
	boot

All done. Enjoy!

Here's a pic of my completed installation:

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Hi i would like to know how to use grub because it is opening as a win zip and when i attempt to open it it asks for a program. my operating system is win 7
my pc specs are:
Processor:
AMD Phenom™ II X3 Processor P820
- 1.8 GHz
- 1.8 GHz HT
- 1.5MB L2 Cache
RAM:
4GB
Graphics card:
ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5145 Graphics

Thanks =D





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