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  1. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I finally got it booting into EL Capitan; loaded optimized defaults in Bios; disabled my internal drives; cleared NVRAM; setvar on the SIP; then booted from a USB SSD with El Capitan installed from my iMac. Now I am back to work on getting EL Capitan installed on my internal drive
  2. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I removed the GFX card, re-flashed the firmware with H2O.167X-MASS, rebuilt the USB installer. Without the -v in the boot args, the display just sits at the Apple logo, otherwise I get a black screen with -v. Still no success booting the installer for El Capitan 10.11.5 on OZ. Anything that I am missing, before going with a different bootloader? I can send darwindumper dumps if that helps.
  3. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Hey Guys, I have had such good luck with my Quo board but have been unable to get OS X EL Capitan installed. Not even the installer will boot for me. I am using the 10.11.5 installer. I have tried using disk maker to create a USB flash installer. I have tried different USB ports. I have verified that the USB installer boots a real iMac 2011 properly. I have added the -v to the kernal args in the boot.plist. I have tried disabling the nvidia injection using "sudo nvram 1F8E0C02-58A9-4E34-AE22-2B63745FA101:DisableNvidiaInjection=%01" (from Yosemite) I have tried setvar csr-active-config -GUID 7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82 -nv ="50000000" (from the EFI Shell) however that returned an error that the variable doesn't exist. When booting from the USB flash drive (with the 10.11.5 installer) I have gotten the Apple logo but no progress bar then the screen just goes black. I don't get any text even though verbose mode is on. My config is i5 3570K, Asus GTX 670 DCU2, H2O.167X-MASS (EFI Build version: HermitCrabs-Lab-20151103 from ver on the EFI Shell, from BIOS Z77MX.QUO.AOS.H20.1512242359) Yosemite works great on this config, but would like to get El Capitan running. If anyone has any tips I would appreciate it. Thanks One thing I haven't tried is removing the GFX card. I know that that has been recommended in the past, but I have never had any problems leaving the card installed all through the various firmware versions and OSX versions, all the way since Mountain Lion.
  4. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    As anyone seen a SHA1 hash or MD5 hash on the latest Ozmosis release? I haven't seen one on the web page or in the zip as previous releases.
  5. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    That is correct. There is no /boot on the drive. I used the BOOT override section in the BIOS configuration (DEL) to select my boot drive. F12 doesn't work for me like the web page mentions (Pressing F12 results in no boot for me, doesn't even display the boot drive selection just shows black on the monitor.) PPC apps work on 10.6.8 with this Board and the H3A BIOS. Unfortunately the screen res defaults to 1024x768 instead of my monitor's native 1920x1200. This BIOS also does this for Windows and ML until the login screen appears. I am using a GTX660TI and I didn't change any BIOS settings from default. If I find a good deal on a single slot graphics card that works with 10.6 and 10.8 I might try that.
  6. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    I can confirm this works. This board with the H3A bios can boot directly to an unmodified 10.6.3 retail install DVD. Install went fine, even software update to 10.6.8. I am going to try some PPC apps....
  7. Here is a great thread about testing the endurance of SSDs: http://www.xtremesys...ce-25nm-Vs-34nm
  8. Unigine Valley (Highend OpenGL) Benchmark

    After switching my smbios to MacPro 3,1 from iMac 8,1 my scores improved dramatically! (I updated the above screen shots) Even my GeekBench score improved from 3000 to 4200 which is better than I get in Windows (3600)
  9. Unigine Valley (Highend OpenGL) Benchmark

    I added the Windows OpenGL scores to my post above. I am just sort of surprised that my OSX scores are so much worse than the other scores on this topic despite the decent GPU. So far the only game that I have so far that is significantly CPU limited on this rig is Batman: Arkham City, most games run over 60FPS on high quality settings. (Windows though, I haven't done much OSX gaming on this system) But, yeah the mobo and CPU are due for an upgrade.
  10. Unigine Valley (Highend OpenGL) Benchmark

    My scores: Windows gives a much better result: Windows OpenGL: Updated: Mac Scores after switching to Mac Pro 3,1 from iMac 8,1 (Huge Improvement!)
  11. Bug Reporting

    I was trying to create a 10.7.4 USB installer with Pandora but received the following error: cp: /Applications/Pandora.app/Contents/Resources/Base/MBR_DISTRIBUTION/N/A/Distribution: No such file or directory I tracked it down to the following command in MLionize.sh: hexdump -s 0x3E8050 -C "$BASE_TARGET/mach_kernel" | grep " [0-9][0-9]\.[0-9]\.[0-9]: " (The above command is returning nothing and as such $OS_VERSION gets set to N/A) For now I just set OS_VERSION to 10.7.4 and was able to create the USB installer. However upon installation of the OS and selecting in the custom install to have the ATI kexts removed the installer log showed it looping to try and execute a skipAMD script but not finding it. So I reinstalled not selecting that option but still saw crash logs in the installer log (just showed /bin/sh crashing with no other info.) After installation and removing ATI kexts manually (needed for my 6970) I found that fakeSMC had not been installed either. Once I installed that I was able to boot into Lion ok.
  12. New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

    Kickstarter somewhat makes it self out as a presale system but I think it makes more sense to look at it as a donation to an idea or cause. Especially since there is risk involved. I backed the project BTW.
  13. Pandora's Box (Beta1 Testing)

    Thanks, I made those changes. (I assume -f -v -x go into the kernel flags, so my flags are:"-f -v -x npci=0x2000") I also made changes in the BIOS to get farther. I set the CPU execute disable bit to enable. Disabled IOAPIC, enabled HPET, disabled extra IDE controller, disabled PCI IDE BusMaster, ACPI is enabled. Does it matter that I have a PS2 keyboard connected. (I am using a USB mouse) Now I am getting output from the Darwin kernel It stops at: (Doesn't restart, just sits there) MAC Framework successfully initialized using 16384 buffer headers and 10240 cluster IO buffer headers NullCPUPowerManagement::start Edit: Turned IOAPIC back on and now in the installer!
  14. Pandora's Box (Beta1 Testing)

    Thanks for the work guys. I tried out Pandora Box and am not getting past, what looks like the Chamelion boot screen before the computer restarts. I made the changes suggested by magnifico to the org.plist and that definitely helped but the computer still restarts on the same screen. The boot pauses at "FADT: ACPI Restart Fix Applied!" then prints two more lines really quickly then restarts. When I created the USB drive I selected option 4 of the desktop configurations. (10.8.3 installer was used, selected iMac8,1 for smbios) I have a MSI 7345 board (P35) with an Intel Core 2 Duo (E8450) and Diamond Radeon HD 6970. There is also some additional PCI sound card in there. This is a hand me down system so I don't know what it is. There were no SATA or IDE drives connected, I just wanted to see if this would boot the installer. If anyone has any suggestions that would be great, otherwise this is an interesting curiosity.