I wanted to post an addendum to this whole experience. I just spent the last week reinstalling and going over all this again. There's a few tips that I'd like to add to this guide. Tepaks and I have talked a bit about it, so hopefully he agrees.
First of all, I'd highly suggest that if you are interested at all in using the modded bios, do it before going through the whole process because changing the bios may (it did for me, I think) cause MANY problems with an established install. If you use the modded bios, Tepaks has also provided a BIOS settings file so that you don't have to futz with the BIOS at all!
When changing the kernel boot mode, you'll get an error in chameleon that says to wait 5 seconds, to fix this type or copy & paste in terminal: sudo systemsetup -setkernelbootarchitecture i386
I used NVEnabler 64.kext. I tried NVinject and only experienced sadness and regret. Make sure you use NVEnabler 64.kext if you have an Nvidia card.
When editing your NVEnabler 64.kext, if you want both outputs to work on your graphics card, edit your NVCAP with these strings (use only as a guide). HDMI worked with the DVI/DVI option
<BAAAAAAAAwAMAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=> - DVI-I / DVI-I
<BAAAAAAAAQAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA=> - VGA / DVI-I
<BAAAAAAAAwAEAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=> - DVI-I / VGA
When you get to the step with the combo update, make sure you run CHAMPLIST and DSDT PATCHER GUI FIRST!!!! You can't run them after the combo update installs, I don't know why.
Since we mentioned champlist, the more recent version (Since the guide was written) doesn't have the Restart Fix, DSDT Path, or SMBios Path option. I installed my DSDT Patcher to the root of the drive, and Chameleon appears to detect it automatically. I also don't have any restart problems, oh well! For SMBIOS, go to the SMBIOS tab, select MacPro 3,1 and SAVE AS to /extra. I also saved my Chameleon.plist to /extra. Just point them to the right spot. I left my DSDT in the root directory and I think that Chameleon auto detects it. Either way, im not sure, but it works perfectly.
For those of you using Dual Monitors, for some reason, with my 9600GSO 512MB (XFX) (HDMI/DVI) Dual monitors did NOT work in 10.6 even after the proper NVCAP string was injected (though the second monitor was detected) until I combo updated to 10.6.8 and then all of a sudden it worked after editing NVAND50HAL.KEXT and Reinstalling NVEnabler 64.kext. (The same procedure outlined in the guide)
I also have successfully installed 10.7.5 using Tepaks' guide,
If anyone else is interested, I can also write a guide on how to SUCCESSFULLY TRIPLE boot Win7,OSX Snow Leopard, and OSX Lion. all on the same drive!
Special thanks to the following posters!
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