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  1. The motherboard and CPU combo will not require a modified DSDT, but kext are needed to enable the onboard sound, network, graphics etc. UNLESS they are already supported by Apple out of the box. DSDT allows the OS to SEE the devices (sound, network, graphics etc.), but it does not automatically make them work under Mac OS WITHOUT the proper kext. What UD5H motherboard gives you is no need to have DSDT and Mac OS will recognize the devices (but you still need proper kext to have them working). In my case I did not need to install any extra kext because I was not using the onboard sound and wire networks. I have external sound card and have an Apple Airport Extreme mini PCIe card for network. GTX 670 graphics card is also supported out of the box. With your set up, you probabaly still need to install extra kext to enable onboard sound, network etc., but you most likely won't need DSDT. The original post is gone. I have reuploaded his guide. Check the download link on the bottom of my first post.
  2. I have also uploaded the one I used (finalize modified to only copy the minimal files). See my first post for the download link (at the bottom of the post).
  3. Yes, I had that problem too. It's due to the Wake on Lan feature of the motherboard. You need to turn off that feature in the BIOS. After that my machine shuts down fine. Yes, ML supports Ivy Bridge natively. No patch needed. I'll try to upload John Cash's guide later. It seems his posts got deleted. Didn't modify any default BIOS settings relating to USB. As you can see in the screen shot I posted. USB 3 are detected out without modification.
  4. Don't use multicrap unless you know exactly what it's doing. It could install a totally new bootloader or modify the bootloader setting without your knowledge. Manually install DSDT or kext give you more control and you know exactly what you changed.
  5. My understanding is when you get into a reboot loop, it's cause by some sort of kernel panic. And based on the error message, you some how corrupted the ML installation/bootloader. Or just for sanity check, maybe verify your hard drive didn't go bad. I recommand you do things one step at a time. For example, it sounds like you have done hackintosh before and probably have some existing kext. I would not rush to install them yet. My experiences is that installing some kext might help you, some might not do anything, but others will cause more harm than good. So try to make changes only if you have to. First Use John's method, install ML with minimal kext and DSDT if your board needs one, forget about sound, network, or even graphics (as long as the basic graphics works). After install ML and reboot, install the bootloader through ./finalize. Note that by default John's script installs some CMOS fix and audio kext. You may or may not need them. If you are unsure, I would comment out these parts in the finalize script and not install them. After another reboot (without the usb drive), you should see the bootloader startup options, and hopefully boot into the new ML. That way you have a good starting point. I would avoid any tools that does one click automatic install of some kext. Make backups of the original kext and copy/edit/replace them manually. Good luck.
  6. Can't install Mountain Lion

    Did you try remove the graphics card and install using the onboard graphics? I think the onboard graphics (Intel 3000) will at least let you install.
  7. Nice score, did you do any overclocking? Which memory are you using?
  8. Mountain Lion no HDDs available

    Maybe run Disk Utility and see if the drive shows up there?
  9. Sure, see my modified post. The total came out to be 14395, memory bandwidth 8898. I think my Corsair RAM are not anything fancy, total cost about $100.
  10. It looks like the error is caused by being in the wrong directory. Make sure you copied the "install" folder and "InstallESD.dmg" file to the desktop, or at least put them in the same directory. Then in terminal, you want to go to where you put them. Assuming the files are in your Desktop directory, in Terminal I did the following: ~$ cd Desktop/ ~/Desktop$ ls InstallESD.dmg My Boot Camp install ~/Desktop$ sudo install/mkboot /Volumes/USB Password: Attaching OS X Lion... Checksumming Driver Descriptor Map (DDM : 0)… Driver Descriptor Map (DDM : 0): verified CRC32 $CC0D82BD Checksumming (Apple_Free : 1)… (Apple_Free : 1): verified CRC32 $00000000 Checksumming Apple (Apple_partition_map : 2)… Apple (Apple_partition_map : 2): verified CRC32 $5037EC4F Checksumming disk image (Apple_HFS : 3)… .............................................................................................................................. disk image (Apple_HFS : 3): verified CRC32 $AAEE2C80 Checksumming (Apple_Free : 4)… (Apple_Free : 4): verified CRC32 $00000000 verified CRC32 $37FBEE77 /dev/disk5 Apple_partition_scheme /dev/disk5s1 Apple_partition_map /dev/disk5s2 Apple_HFS /Users/xxxxxx/Desktop/install/lioninst Restoring BaseSystem.dmg to /Volumes/USB... Validating target...done Validating source...done Retrieving scan information...done Validating sizes...done Restoring ....10....20....30....40....50....60....70....80....90....100 Verifying ....10....20....30....40....50....60....70....80....90....100 Remounting target volume...done Adopting on-disk ownership on /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System... Copying Packages from OS X Lion main image... building file list ... 17 files to consider Packages/ Packages/AdditionalEssentials.pkg 91996447 100% 11.59MB/s 0:00:07 (xfer#1, to-check=15/17) Packages/AdditionalSpeechVoices.pkg 434164011 100% 12.04MB/s 0:00:34 (xfer#2, to-check=14/17) Packages/AsianLanguagesSupport.pkg 3468679 100% 2.75MB/s 0:00:01 (xfer#3, to-check=13/17) Packages/BSD.pkg 231676948 100% 10.29MB/s 0:00:21 (xfer#4, to-check=12/17) Packages/BaseSystemBinaries.pkg 262074276 100% 12.98MB/s 0:00:19 (xfer#5, to-check=11/17) Packages/BaseSystemResources.pkg 2018317 100% 3.18MB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#6, to-check=10/17) Packages/Essentials.pkg 2539527031 100% 13.18MB/s 0:03:03 (xfer#7, to-check=9/17) Packages/JavaEssentials.pkg 7134078 100% 5.33MB/s 0:00:01 (xfer#8, to-check=8/17) Packages/JavaTools.pkg 10510626 100% 10.18MB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#9, to-check=7/17) Packages/MediaFiles.pkg 127071967 100% 12.33MB/s 0:00:09 (xfer#10, to-check=6/17) Packages/OSInstall.mpkg 633312 100% 674.45kB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#11, to-check=5/17) Packages/OSInstall.pkg 2258 100% 2.37kB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#12, to-check=4/17) Packages/OSUpgrade.pkg 844 100% 0.89kB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#13, to-check=3/17) Packages/OxfordDictionaries.pkg 140169051 100% 11.83MB/s 0:00:11 (xfer#14, to-check=2/17) Packages/RemoteDesktop.pkg 2661653 100% 6.72MB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#15, to-check=1/17) Packages/X11redirect.pkg 588490 100% 1.26MB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#16, to-check=0/17) sent 3854169583 bytes received 378 bytes 13359341.29 bytes/sec total size is 3853697988 speedup is 1.00 Copying Extra to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System... Installing BootLoader... Installer: Package name is Chameleon Bootloader Installer: Installing at base path /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System Installer: The install was successful. Copying /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/Extra to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/private/var/root... Copying BootExtra to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/Extra... Installing Realtek NIC kext... Installer: Package name is Lnx2Mac Realtek RTL81xx Driver Installer: choices changes file 'RealtekRTL81xx-0_0_90_choices.plist' applied Installer: Installing at base path /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System Installer: The install was successful. Copying mach_kernel from OS X Lion main image... Detaching OS X Lion main image... "disk5" unmounted. "disk5" ejected. Copying BootLoader installation files to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/private/var/root... Copying Realtek NIC installation files to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/private/var/root... Copying Realtek audio installation files to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/private/var/root... Copying custom power management profile to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/private/var/root... Copying file AppleRTCpatch.txt to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/private/var/root Copying finalize script to /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System/private/var/root... Ejecting /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System... Disk /Volumes/Mac OS X Base System ejected To people who wants to know more, install/mkboot is just a normal bash script. You can open it up in a text editor and read what it's trying to do.
  11. Correct, didn't need a DSDT. I have been waiting for the GM version, I can't wait to get my hands on the final version .
  12. I'm happy to report that using John Cash's guide (original post removed, download link at the end of this post), I was able to install Mountain Lion DP4 and GM on the following system without any extra kext modifications (only the default fakesmc.kext that came with the installer). System: - Intel Ivy Bridge i7-3770K - Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H (firmware r8) - 16 GB Corsair Ram DDR3 1600 (4x4) - Intel SSD 330 180 GB - EVGA FTW GeFroce GTX 670 (2 GB) - Apple Airport Extreme mini PICe mod card - Echo AudioFire 4 I'll probably update with some additional details as there are some minor things I ran into, but over all the installation was very straightforward based on John Cash's guide. I didn't need to do everything in his guide other than: 1. Create installation USB boot drive. (didn't do anything else extra here, didn't copy any new kext, etc.) 2. Install Mountain Lion using the USB drive 3. Reboot into USB, run ./finalize in terminal to install the bootloader on the hard drive. 4. Reboot into newly installed ML. [Edit: note that John Cash's original "finalize" script also installs audio and CMOS fix kext. I commented them out. Installing them on my system seem to actually cause other problems.] - iCloud sync works - GTX 670 fully recognized with 2 GB, and full accelleration - App store works, able to install previously purchased apps - Sleep and wake up works, but with a minor issue (will explain later) - Firewire works with the Audiofire 4 external sound card - Wireless works with the Airport Extreme card Update 1: This machine has Windows 7, Fedora 17, and ML DP4, triple boot. Each OS has its own physical hard drive. I prefer this way to avoid any mess up. When I install a new system, I unplug all the other drives. The minor issue I mentioned earlier is when I manually shut down/restart the machine after a successful wake up from sleep, the system freezes. I don't see any error logs in the console. When I don't sleep/wake up, the system shuts down normally. I'll have to play with it and see. The great news is that this set up is very easy to work with and has very strong performance. Update 2: Just installed ML GM, everything worked even better than DP4, all my previous minor problems have gone away. Here are some screen shots and benchmarks: Thanks. MtnLion Installer Kit ver 1.0_lofen.zip