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  1. Going for the 10.8.4 Combo Update now - urghhh, back up done, hate this bit!! Well, after much butchering of kexts have got full functionality back, no Kernel panics so that is something, but then, I am using the and_kernel so shouldn't be affected by updates. Tried putting the NVSMU and Networking kexts back in and installed the VoodooHda, but no go, so installed the voodooHDA again, installed the NVSMU and IONetworking again, from my back up, then also from backup reinstalled the dependencies, like IOPCIFamily, IOFirewire, IOplatformexpert, etc, etc, about 10 kexts in all, probably over kill but wanted to make sure, as I knew my back up was fully functioning, taking the kexts from there should mean back to function again and so it proved, 10.8.4 - Job Done
  2. Found a kext for Via VT1705 audio, a modded VoodooHDA and although mine is a VT1708S chipset, am happy to report that sound is up and running too! Wow, took me four days of faff, but ML 10.8.2 on M4N98TD EVO with AMD 1090T X6, 8GB Ram and a MSI GTX 660 is fully up and running... thanks to the AMD kernel, the Mountain Lion Boot Installer package, the Modded VT1705 VoodooHDA, a bit of manipulating of kexts, I deleted all the ATI kexts and Intel HD Graphics as I wont ever need them!
  3. Went into IONetworkingFamily Kext and under the plug ins I deleted the NVENET.kext and replaced it with one that worked in Snow Leopard and my internet is up and running once more, typing this on OS X 10.8.2 - Still having issues with sound however, If I select my SPDIF in VoodooHDA, the Sound settings in Preferences still only gives me the options of HDMI out, the HDMI out is the sound on my Video Card i think.... I need the onboard sound to work!
  4. Hi, I reinstalled the Mountain Lion OS and then used these boot flags: amd_kernel cpus=1 busratio=18 npci-0x2000 PCIRootUID=0 -v I have a fully booting install, however I have no internet and have no sound, I tried using Voodoo HDA 2.8.2 which worked on SL but it doesn't on ML. I have full graphics support and full resolution, the RAM is fully detected at 8GB, just the important Internet and sound!! Any advice on particular kexts I need... Its a Nforce 980A (MCP78) Board Thanks
  5. Hi, yes I have a Plist and a SMbios Plist! I will check the fake SMC kext! I tried those boot flags, I also edited my AGPM kext for my card, although in NVGK100hal it is already listed, so no edit required there. Just looked and for some reason have no kexts in the Extra folder, what should I have in there please?? I seem to remember there being two
  6. Hi, HELP!! haha System Specs are as follows: ASUS M4N98TD EVO Motherboard with Nvidia MCP78 and NF200 chip - VIA 1708S sound AMD 1090T X6 at 3.9GHz MSI GTX 660 Gaming 10de 11c0 8GB DDR3 1600mhz Ram I have successfully installed Snow Leopard but cant seem to update it past 10.6.3 without Kernel Panics, I also believe that support for the GTX 660 is not good. Using my snow leopard install, I created a Mountain Lion USB installer with the amd_kernel - using the boot flags: amd_kernel cpus=1 busratio=18 npci=0x2000 USBLegacyOff=Yes PCIRootUID=0 -v -f I managed to get the installer to run and install, it completed and said installation successful. I haven't been able to boot into the OS as yet however. All seems to be going well, with the kexts loading and SUCCESS coming up everywhere, then after macosx_swapon which is OK the loading seems to grind to a halt, it loads NVGK100Hal and also finds my Bluetooth dongle, assigns an internet address but just gets no further, it seems to be stuck just before it would normally say DSMOS has arrived.... Any ideas would be most gratefully received....Many Thanks
  7. Hi, Am looking for some help really.... I have a working install of Snow Leopard on my AMD 1090T X6, M4N98TD Evo board with 4GB of usable RAM. However it is only 32bit and I have recently upgraded my Graphics Card from a GTX470 to a GTX660 after spilling water in my case!! I managed to get the GTX470 to work properly by editing the Graphics Management Kext and by installing CUDA and Nvidia Drivers. however all my attempts with the GTX660 have failed. I can get 1920x1080x32@60 but it has a black border, when I try to install programmes, it says that I need more VRAM, system profiler says I have 3MB of VRAM, on a 2GB card!! I also have a downloaded copy of the LION app, when I run it, it says you need INTEL, etc. System profiler sees my CPU as a 6 core XEON, but the app doesn't!! So - any way to get the GTX 660 to work or any way to get the LION app to install on this system??? Please help? Many Thanks
  8. Glad you got something working, it does seem that success in this is a try everything and anything approach. You may still find some helpful hints from my previous posts in terms of getting graphics and sound etc to work and also about modifying kexts and preserving the Mac_kernel that you need. The process is obviously going to be different now as you have had to approach it a differnet way, but the Nvidia graphics options, editing the AGPM and the chameleon bootloader update may still be relevant in the future. Best wishes and good luck.
  9. Sorry it is being a pig, It did take me several attempts to get it to work, when you install Iatkos use only the boot flag -v, watch its progress as it boots, see if you can glean any information as to what it is using in order to get the install disc to boot and load. Dont use any other boot flags for the initial install. I dont think Nvidia card is a problem, although the PCIRootUID=0 that you describe, ie blackscreen, then shut down does suggest graphics card issue, my PCIRootUID is 0 as well which is the default for the install as far as I am aware. Dont use the GraphicsEnabler boot flag as yet. The last thing to initialise on my boot is the graphics card. Ideally you should be seing, cpu items first, then fake SMC, then blacklisted profiles being avoided, RTC, then PCI config, finding hard drive for boot, internet, more blackilisted options and then the graphics card, this is the order of things loading on my succesful boots. It seems to me that maybe this is a chipset issue rather than a processor or graphics issue, it may need a chipset driver, my board has an Nvidia chipset which I think has helped with the install on mine. But dont be fooled, it took me four days of trying allsorts to get there, sometimes the same boot flags produce different results, I have had a kernel panic one minute then successful boot the next. It is a hard thing to do, everything Mac is Intel normally.
  10. Explained above, edited AGPM kext and also update Chamelon Bootloader to latest downloaded version using Chameleon Wizard http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-1376182.html See if this helps..... @ SirFoxx, I have also experienced this panic as well, again it always seemed to be something to do with memory, I got this error every time I used multi - beast also, so I stopped using multi - beast. I would say try the anval bootloader instead, I know I tried several different bootloaders from the customize menu before I got a successful first boot. I know its a drag, I must have reinstalled Iatkos 6 or 7 times till I hit the jackpot, you probably don't need the PCIRootUID, I know that I didn't, it was worth a shot though. As I say, it says that if Iatkos installs then you probably can run it, try also selecting the NVEnabler from the graphics options. Doh, silly me, yes it was anval bootloader plus NVEnabler that gave me my first boot. I am using GraphicsEnabler=Yes now though after editing my AGPM kext. Best wishes. Use after effects in Windows, its just as good.....
  11. Try npci=0x2000 and also try either PCIRootUID=1 or 0 boot flags DId you say that you have got the installer working?? Are you now trying to boot into it for the first time? I always seem to get a similar panic, ie 14 page fault etc, when I try to allow it to boot without maxmem=4096, but it could still be the npci flag. Are you installing sound options? I didn't install any, VoodooHDA 2.8.2 installed downloaded and installed afterwards worked for me. I have got rid of my cpus=1 bootflag now that I have it all installed and it using all six cores. For initial boots keep the cpus=1. AMD 1090T X6 running at 3.86Ghz all cores... The npci=0x2000 I am still using and it can be important, also the PCIRootUID can be essential for some installs. My bootflags for first boot were cpus=1 busratio=19 npci=0x2000 maxmem=4096 -v -f I installed several times trying different options but in the end a very basic option seemed to work best, I didn't install any sound or video options and just selected the kernel and the bootloader really, this seemed to give me the boot. Make sure all the fake smc and rtc kexts are being installed, the default Iatkos options, you need these for sure. Alls I did was change bootloader selection to RC5 and use Quoopz then deselect the sound options. Iatkos does say that if it installs, you will be able to run it, we just have to get you in there now, do some fixing afterwards maybe. Good luck
  12. Wanted to do some testing so downloaded cinebench, obviously only one core working as cpus=1, so deleted the command from the plist and rebooted and now have all six cores working....
  13. This is how I got it all working in detail...... bear with me. Use Iatkos S3 V7 burned to a disc using imgburn or whatever. Make sure that in BIOS, AHCI is enabled, cool and quiet and C1E are turned off and also that the sleep mode state is set to S3 only. Boot the disc via cd rom boot priority. If you boot with -v, then you can see what it is up to. Let it run for about five minutes or so and it will give you a screen with install options. Select utilities and disk utility at the top of this page. Find your disk and partition it how you like with the GPT format partition table, and MAC OS X journalled format or HFS+. Exit the utility, click next and then click customize before you install. Select the quoopz mach kernel, the latest one for AMD devices, this seems to work best. Select either RC4 or RC5 bootloader. Deselect the sound options, I found these didnt work?? (Voodoo HDA 2.8.2 kext installed later did however.) Dont select any boot flags, i fyou have an AMD graphics card, see if there is any mention of anything useful for you, try to keep your selections minimal and only select one of each type of thing. Let it install to your HDD - about 20 minutes. On reboot, I had to use cpus=1 busratio=19 npci=0x2000 maxmem=4096 -v -f as boot flags. This booted and my network was working so I started the download for 10.6.7 update. Google how to enable show all files, copy and paste the text into "terminal" on your mac. Then goto root of your HD, find mach_kernel and save a copy to your desktop, right click and select get info, rename it to mach_kernel_x. Go into S/L/E and find the kexts relating to IOUSB (2) IOAHCIport IOAPICplatform and the IOnetworking kexts. Right click on each and save a copy to your desktop. Then in the main library folder, delete the "caches" folder and in System/Library delete the "caches" folder there too. Use Disk utility to fix permissions, then reboot. On restart, install 10.6.7 combo update. Once finished and before reboot, open terminal again. Drag the mach_kernel_x from your desktop back to the root of your HDD. In terminal type: sudo -s then: mv /mach_kernel /mach_kernel_bad (include the spaces) then: mv /mach_kernel_x /mach_kernel these commands will replace the mach kernel with the one you succesfully installed with. Drag and drop the kexts that you saved into kext utility, let it do its thing, then once it has finished, reboot. Do similar again, only this time install 10.6.8 update. same kext and mach_kernel and delete cach procedure. Hopefully after reboot you should still have your network and USB devices etc, if for any reason you dont, its time to google, see if any other kexts are known to work better. Then I edited my AGPM kext to reflect the system profiler(mac applications) view of what my system was, mac mini or whatever, I found a lsiting within the plist that resembled my own card in that it had four power states and it was a device vendor 10de, or NVIDIA. Changed one of these listings to reflect the system profiler say so of what my system is, ie Macmini2,1, changed the last bit after device vendor to my card code, also found under graphics in system profiler, mine being 06cd. Used kext utility to install the edited kext. Installed VoodooHDA 2.8.2 kext via kext utility. Installed the Cuda drivers from Nvidia. Rebooted. Installed the graphics drivers for mac from Nvidia, right click and show package contents then install individually, all except the preinstall.pkg, using the default install method, I got not supported message, however, this way works. Used Chameleon wiazrd to update bootloader using download option to install latest chameleon bootloader, and inserted a new plist into the S/L/E folder with the things I needed for boot cpus=1 busratio=19 (whatever yours is in bios) npci=0x2000 maxmem=4096 GraphicsEnabler=Yes "Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32@60" including the inverted commas on this one, although in Chameleon plist, you can just select the size you want, save the new plist file and drop into S/L/E. Job done, fully booting, fully working mac with network, usb and sound support.
  14. Hi, I have been wanting to hackintosh for ages, but its taken me a while to get my PC nice and stable, its a self build and had issues with an old power supply, so I am quite a noob really. Having said that I have gleaned a lot of information from where I can. Mmmmm, the GTX295 is an interesting card, not read much about this beast to be honest, it does say in some blurb that it is "like" SLI, whether that gets you past the no SLI on mac I do not know, am sure the card will show up, If my custom GTX470 can. SL is Snow leopard and ML is Mountain LIon, it is something that had me wondering as well, not to be confused with S/L/E which is the path on the root of your HD to the system/library/extensions folder..... If I can help, just shout. I have written a full step by step guide at the end of my post here on how I got fully functioning Snow leopard 10.6.8 http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/290323-any-mac-os-x-on-790a-chipset-nforce-chipset-amd-processor-ha-i-know/ The way I got my GTX 470 to work properly was to edit the AGPM kext, copy it to your desktop, find out what your computer is listed as, either mac mini or mac pro or whatever, find this in the long list of devices within the plist, then edit the device vendor id to match your card on one of the listings, if your mac mini or mac pro or whatever is not listed then edit an existing one to what your system profiler states that you have, now in the AGPM are a load of power states, many of them refer to NVIDIA cards, and so can be changed quite easilly to match an NVIDIA card, not sure what to do with AMD but then there are MACS with AMD cards too. Check the device vendors in the list to see if any are AMD and use that one for your amendments. Edit using text editor then save, then drag and drop the kext onto "Kext Utility" available on #####. Then fix permissions on disk. Also of course I installed cuda drivers, rebooted and then manually installed nvidia drivers for mac from their driver package. Then I used Chamelon Wizard to update the bootloader on the boot drive to its latest version, using the download option, after this and after setting GraphicsEnabler=Yes, "Graphics Mode"="1920x1080x32@60" then my GTX470 showed up listed as a GTX470 with 1280mb of VRAM. The combination of the two seemed to get everything working ok, but this was on Snow Leopard. So step by step.... Open S/L/E then find AGPM kext, highlight it, right click, copy and save to your desktop. Once there, right click again and click, show package contents. Then open the Plist.info version file or something using text editor. Find within the long list the heading that matches your mac mini or mac pro or imac or whatever. Alter the device vendor ID to whatever you have, check system profiler, if it says 0x06cd like mine does then you just need to insert the 06cd at the end where it says device vendor, AMD may be different. These low and high thresholds are the shifts in power states that a NVIDIA Gpu has, these I altered to suit my card after finding a post on a GTX470. Save the plist once completed, basically, your device vendor ID and the computer type in the AGPM should match your own system. Drag and drop the kext onto Kext utility, let it run. Open Chameleon wizard, install new bootloader with latest downloaded version.