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chach

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In Topic: Asus P5N7A-VM

31 January 2009 - 02:20 PM

Got my P5N7A booted thanks to the help of many folks. I have two issues that I could use some help with.

First, my system won't restart or shutdown on its own. I used the OpenHaltRestart.kext from our friends at Psystar and I've got APM enabled in my BIOS. When the system reboots or halts, I always have to preset the reset or power button on my case.

Second, I can't seem to get CI/QE enabled. I'm using the onboard the GeForce 9300 board with NVKush.kext over DVI. I notice when the system boots up and NVKush starts spitting stuff out on the console that it pins my chipset model as "I Can Has Model?". I can also see this in the System Profiler. Seems kinda strange - is it possible that there are multiple versions of NVKush.kext float around out there and that I have the wrong one?

In Topic: Asus P5N7A-VM

30 January 2009 - 10:45 PM

I just decided to trash the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext and now the system doesn't panic, but I'm stuck at "Still waiting for the root device". I had this happen before but I can't remember how I fixed it. I'm using a SATA II disk that is connected to the first SATA port on the board.


Ok, I figured this out. Probably a good tip worth posting for other users of this motherboard. In order to boot from a SATA drive, you must have your drive plugged into either the of the two black SATA ports as these are the only SATA ports that support AHCI. Lastly, go into the BIOS settings and enable AHCI on the first page under "Storage Settings". Hope this helps and thanks to everybody on this thread for all of their hard work on getting this board going.

In Topic: Asus P5N7A-VM

30 January 2009 - 08:44 PM

Hey Everybody,

I pulled the trigger and got the P5N7A and I've been trying to get OS X installed. I've been using Lokoh's method of installation using my unibody MBP, the unibody MBP restore disc, modified OSInstall.mpkg, & an external USB disk as detailed here. Only thing I changed was that i used the dldt for the Asus board rather than the Gigabyte board.

When I plug the USB drive back into my Asus motherboard and attempt to boot I get a kernel panic. So I've been trying to figure out what has been causing the panic. The logical thing to do was use the "-v" boot option, but everytime I do that and the system starts to boot it seems to hang at "BSM auditing present". I attached a picture of my screen that i took with my iPhone.

So two questions -
1. Anybody know why I might be getting the kernel panic?
2. How can I get this thing to boot correctly in verbose mode? I assume if I was doing it right then I'd see the kernel panic on the console.

Thanks in advance!

UPDATE:
Got it to boot in verbose mode by adding -v to com.apple.boot.plist.

The kernel panic seems to be related to AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext. 2nd screenshot of console attached. Would love some help on this.. Thanks.

UPDATE 2:
I just decided to trash the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext and now the system doesn't panic, but I'm stuck at "Still waiting for the root device". I had this happen before but I can't remember how I fixed it. I'm using a SATA II disk that is connected to the first SATA port on the board.

In Topic: Asus P5N7A-VM

22 January 2009 - 03:08 AM

Yeah, I have a crystal clear picture even when kernel panic occurs. How can I see the console in that situation??


Simple, reboot and then open Console.app. Read through the system logs up until your kernel panic.

In Topic: Asus P5N7A-VM

21 January 2009 - 08:02 PM

And now the bad thing: Am I getting memory crash problems with 4 GB in the Asus board as well??? I run the memtest program and after a few seconds I get a kernel panic which dim the screen and "invite" me to restart my computer. If I only install 2 GB, it doesn't happen. I have 2 modules of 2 GB Kingstom DDR2 800 Mhz Hyper X. Why all of you with Asus don't have problem with +2GB on this board and I'm having? I tried to set iGPU Frame buffer to auto and manual 256 MB and no difference. Please help!!


I know you said you are using Kingston memory, but are you absolutely positive that the type you purchased is on the qualified vendor list for the Asus board? List is attached. Also it sounds like your issue is different from the earlier ones posted on this thread. The 2+ GB issue with the Gigabyte board actually causes the display to become corrupted as a result of the OS using the video card's memory. If you have a crystal clear picture (even if it is the kernel panic screen), then I would say that your video memory is still intact. Have you checked the console to see if you have any strange error's that might indicate a different problem?
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