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    verdant got a reaction from sourapples in News! Pandora's Box Beta2 is OUT   
    Hi mnfesq,
     
    IMHO you and TommyDaB1g are missing the point of Pandora's Box due to not fully understanding that the ethos of IM and its hardworking contributers is totally different from that of the T***M** forum "drivers"........IM is about "giving free and learning for free from one to another, while having fun doing so because of freedom of expression with politeness, and invariably acknowledging and using the work of others with permission for the free benefit of all".......
     
    The description of Pandora's Box encapsulates this ethos (see red highlighted text):
     
    Pandora's Box is a new Tool that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8 and newly arrived Mavericks 10.9 from either the retail app or its .dmg image file.
     
    Pandora's Box will hopefully encourage its new users, in the process of creating their own specific installer, to want to learn and understand what Pandora's Box does and how it does it......then be able and wishing to contribute back to IM...... 
     
    Cheers
    verdant
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    verdant got a reaction from djcosmo in nForce OS X Yosemite (10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    nForce OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE
    on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO
     
    (and some other BIOS-based MOBOs as well, e.g. P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E.....)
     
     
    *************************************************************
     
    INTRODUCTION
     
    *************************************************************
     
     
    A. Guide Structure:
     
    The guide is split into sections and sub-sections (from post #1 to post #6) for ease of following and adding to....
     
     
    Post #1 DOWNLOADS
     
     
    Post # 2 Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X Yosemite 10.10 Installer
     
     
    Post # 3 Installing a Bootable OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) Installer
     
     
    Post #3 Cloning a Bootable OX Yosemite 10.10 system installed on a GPT/HFS+ HDD (e.g. external USB HDD) to your internal HDD MBR/HFS+ OS X target volume
     
     
    Post #4 OS X Yosemite Installation / Boot / Operation Issues
     
    Issue 1. [PCI configuration begin] bootup error

    Issue 2. Booting via the Chameleon boot loader installed on an Advanced Format (AF) hard drive
     
     
    Post #5 How to Enable Natural Power Management ("vanilla SpeedStepping") in OS X Yosemite on an nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO
     
     
    Post #6 Getting Audio Working in OS X Yosemite
     
     
    It is a "live guide" that will evolve with both Yosemite and time (with some inevitable typo corrections, additions, deletions etc.).......
     
    So, please read the current online "live" guide before attempting to follow it, even if you had previously followed an earlier version successfully.....
     
     
    A. Guide applicability:
     
    1. Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    This guide is primarily focussed on installing and running OS X Yosemite on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU BIOS-based MOBOs with an nVidia graphics card.
     
    {a} This is simply because I have a 650i nForce chipset + Intel Q6600 CPU MOBO + Inno3D GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card........but what works for the 650i should and invariably does work for the 650i Ultra, 680i, 750i, 780i, 790i, and 790i Ultra.....hence my topic tags....
     
    {b} Note that in my topic tags, I say that this guide may only possibly be applicable to the  630i chipset.
     
    This is because it is still my current understanding is that the following nForce chipsets are not fully AHCI compliant and so can be used with imk's 64bit version of the always mentioned nForceATA.kext:
    nForce 430/410 (MCP51), nForce 590/570/550/680i/650i/780i/750i/790i (MCP55) and nForce 430/405/400 (MCP61); nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67)
     
    Furthermore, the MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the enable nForce SATA Controller and require SATA RAID to be Enabled (implicitly enabling AHCI mode) even when not running a RAID system, for the NForceATA.kext to work.
     
    In contrast, the following nForce chipsets are/may be fully-AHCI compliant and so do not/may not work with the AppleNForceATA.kext:
     
    nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67); nForce 630i/620i/610i (MCP73), nForce 730a/720a/710a (MCP78) and nForce ION (MCP79) nForce chipsets (MCP65 and higher) support the advanced SATA features in the AHCI standard, such as NCQ etc.
     
    The MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the nForce SATA Controllers to "AHCI Mode" instead of "IDE Mode".
     
    {c} As I use an nVidia graphics card, the guide is naturally written from an nVidia perspective; nevertheless, I hope that owners of a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO with an ATI graphics card will use it too.
     
    For help with:
     
    (i) AMD/ATI graphics cards, IM is your friend......
     
    (ii) For help with mixed multiple AMD/ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......as are aqua-mac, netkas, and others.......
     
     
    2. Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs users may also be able to use the guide, or at least also find it interesting and even helpful in places too.......
     
    I say this because:
     
    {a} Each reader's MOBO brand/model typically has to have its own custom setup for DSDT/audio/networking/video etc.
     
    {b} It is primarily the need for the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext in /Extra/Extensions/ and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/ Extensions/, as well not being able to use a SleepEnabler.kext and having issues with sleep that distinguishes nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs from non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs rather than the basic procedures for installing OS X.........
     
    Hence,  I have also used my USB installer (produced using this guide) with just a DSDT.aml file swap (as any nForce chipset-specific kexts in /System/Library/Extensions are not loaded into the kernel when OS X is running on a non-nForce chipset MOBO) to suit each MOBO, to install OS X 10.10 onto my Asus P5Q Pro MOBO and my Asus P5Q E MOBO...... .
     
     
    *************************************************************

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    *************************************************************

    PLEASE NOTE that ALL CREDIT goes (in no particular order and both historically and currently) the original developers of the included applications/kexts/bootloaders and boot files etc:


    In /System/Library/Extensions/

    NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - David Elliott
    AD1998b.FIX.kext - THe KiNG
    AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext - MeDevil for original kext AND imk for the working 64bit version
    EvOreboot.kext - EvO Team
    FakeSMC.kext – netkas, Slice
    nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext – eno
    VoodooHDA patched for AD1988B (also works with AD2000B) - oldnalpalm
     
    In boot sector, / and in /Extra/

    Chameleon 2.3 svn r2401

    Thanks to everyone involved in the development of Chameleon 2.2 svn r2401, making it a compatible bootloader for Yosemite......!

    Yosemite boot support starting from Chameleon revision 2381
    Credits to:
    - Pike R. Alpha
    - ErmaC
    - Bungo
    - blackosx
    - Micky1979
    - crazybirdy
    - oldnapalm
    - janek202
    - MinusZwei
    - Andy Vandijck
    Credits to Chameleon Team http://forum.voodooprojects.org

    Thanks also to MaLd0n for the MacPro3,1 SMBIOS.plist
     
    Thanks also to oldnapalm for the Yosemite MBR Patch 10.10 (14A389)

    Apologies to anyone I have forgotten, or do not know to mention, or have yet to mention in the above credits......
     
     
    *************************************************************

    DOWNLOADS

    *************************************************************

    Insanelymac Download Link for verdant_Yosemite_Support_Files_v1.0
     
    verdant_Yosemite_Support_Files_v1.0.zip
     
    verdant_Yosemite_Support_Files_v1.0 Contents

    >> 64bit Kexts for /System/Library/Extensions/
    ACPIMonitor.kext
    AD1998b.FIX.kext
    AppleHDA.1062.kext
    AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext
    AppleRTC.Yosemite.Patched.kext (using patch by Marchrius)
    EvOreboot.kext
    FakeSMC.kext
    IntelCPUMonitor.kext
    IntelThermal.kext
    nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext
    NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
    NVClockX.kext
    NVEnabler 64.kext
    SuperIOFamily.kext
    VoodooHDA.kext (patched for AD1988B by oldnapalm)

    >> Applications
    Chameleon Wizard
    Kext Wizard
    SMC Monitor

    >> Chameleon Bootloader
    Chameleon Bootloader Insanelymac Download Link

    >> Changelog for verdant_Yosemite_Support_Files_v1.0.rtf

    >> EFI Graphics String Apps
    EFIStudio_GTX.zip
    EFIStudio.1.1.zip
    OSX86Tools_1.0.150.zip
    plist_gfxutil.zip

    >> FakeSMC
    FakeSMC (3.1.0) - Revision 493. Made by mojodojo
    Release 10.6 - only use the HWSensor kexts appropriate for your hardware
    SMC_Stat_i - this is a SMC monitor menu bar app

    >> MaLd0n Extra Folder
    Extra_Folder.zip - this is the .zip file for MaLd0n's Extra Folder.pkg

    >> Pure 64bit Extra Kexts
    AHCIPortInjector.kext
    AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext
    ApplePS2Controller.kext
    ApplePS2Keyboard.kext
    ApplePS2Mouse.kext
    ApplePS2Trackpad.kext
    ATAPortInjector.kext
    AtherosFix.kext
    FakeSMC.kext
    JMicron36xATA.kext
    JMicron36xSATA.kext
    NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
    OpenHaltRestart.kext
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    verdant reacted to vit9696 in AppleALC — dynamic AppleHDA patching   
    Hello,

    This is going to be a support/discussion topic of AppleALC on InsanelyMac. 
    AppleALC is a kernel extension allowing you to enable native apple HD audio without any filesystem modifications. It dynamically injects the necessary modifications to AppleHDA (and other kexts) including the
    layouts, and makes your audio work starting from the OS installation.
     
    It should be noted that AppleALC starting with version 1.1.0 requires Lilu.kext to be put in the same folder as AppleALC.kext. See this topic for more details.
     
    For quite some time we are trying to obtain the necessary information about AppleALC codec compatibility. If you use something, please, consider checking the compatibility table (do not worry, it is in English), and report (here) on your codec. We are also looking for all the possible revisions of the codec, if we do not have the revisions listed for your codec please report as well. Thanks for understanding. 
     
    The report is meant to contain:
    1. Laptop model/Motherboard model
    2. Codec name
    3. Layout used with the info what works for you (ideally if you try them all)
    4. OS X versions you tried
    5. Autogenerated Info.plist made with the help of this utility.
     
    All the details including the source code are available on github:
    https://github.com/vit9696/AppleALC
    Some short wiki articles explaining the usage are included.
     
    As for now the project is relatively immature without practically any codec support. But it should be pretty easy to add more of them, I am hoping for the support of the "community"
    If you have any issues, better report them on github for structural reasons.
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    verdant got a reaction from Allan in nForce OS X El Capitan (10.11) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    nForce OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE
    on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO
    (and some other BIOS-based MOBOs as well, e.g. Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E, P5Q Deluxe)
     
    *************************************************************
    INTRODUCTION
    *************************************************************
     
    A. Motherboard and Chipset Applicability:
     
    1. Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    This guide is primarily focussed on installing and running OS X El Capitan on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU BIOS-based MOBOs with an nVidia graphics card.
     
    {a} This is simply because I have an Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus  650i nForce chipset + Intel Q6600 CPU MOBO + GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card........but what works for the 650i should and invariably does work for the 650i Ultra, 680i, 750i, 780i, 790i, and 790i Ultra.....hence my topic tags....
     
    {b} Note that in my topic tags, I say that this guide may only possibly be applicable to the 630i chipset.
    This is because it is still my current understanding is that the following nForce chipsets are not fully AHCI compliant and so can be used with imk's 64bit version (or subsequent versions of the AppleNForceATA.kext, such Tora Chi Yo's AppleNforceATA 1.0.6 version based on the AnV 1.0.4 32/64 Version etc.):
     
    nForce 430/410 (MCP51),
    nForce 590/570/550/680i/650i/780i/750i/790i (MCP55)
    nForce 430/405/400 (MCP61); nForce 560/520 (MCP65)
    nForce 630a (MCP67)
     
    Furthermore, the MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the enable nForce SATA Controller and require SATA RAID to be Enabled (implicitly enabling AHCI mode) even when not running a RAID system, for the NForceATA.kext to work.
    In contrast, the following nForce chipsets are/may be fully-AHCI compliant and so do not/may not work with the AppleNForceATA.kext:
    nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67); nForce 630i/620i/610i (MCP73), nForce 730a/720a/710a (MCP78) and nForce ION (MCP79) nForce chipsets (MCP65 and higher) support the advanced SATA features in the AHCI standard, such as NCQ etc.
    The MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the nForce SATA Controllers to "AHCI Mode" instead of "IDE Mode".
     
    {c} As I use an nVidia graphics card, the guide is naturally written from an nVidia perspective; nevertheless, I hope that owners of a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO with an ATI graphics card will use it too.
     
    For help with:
    (i) AMD/ATI graphics cards, IM is your friend......
    (ii) For help with mixed multiple AMD/ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......e.g. aqua-mac, netkas, and later others.......
     
     
    2. Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs users may also be able to use the guide, or at least also find it interesting and even helpful in places too.......
     
    I say this because:
     
    {a} Each reader's MOBO brand/model typically has to have its own custom setup for DSDT/audio/networking/video etc.
     
    {b} It is primarily the need for the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext in /Extra/Extensions/ or in /System/Library/ Extensions/ and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/ Extensions/, as well not being able to use a SleepEnabler.kext and having issues with sleep that distinguishes nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs from non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs rather than the basic procedures for installing OS X.........
     
    Hence,  I have also used my USB installer (produced using this guide) with just a DSDT.aml file swap (as any nForce chipset-specific kexts in /System/Library/Extensions are not loaded into the kernel when OS X is running on a non-nForce chipset MOBO) to suit each MOBO, to install OS X 10.11.6 onto my Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E and P5Q Deluxe MOBOs......
     
     
    3. Bootloader Choice 
     
    Firstly, may I say that I am very pleased with all the parallel progress being made with the Clover and Enoch (Chameleon) boot loaders as they both allow OS X El Capitan and Mac OS Sierra etc. to be booted on PCs.......  
     
    However,  as the user of multiple BIOS-based 'legacy LGA775' MOBOs, I am especially thankful for the efforts of ErmaC and Micky1979 (not forgetting the original efforts of all the Chameleon team) in continuing to develop the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to the extent that it can successfully boot OS X El Capitan (and Mac OS Sierra) on BIOS MOBOs, and it is the boot loader (r2839) that I am currently using for OS X El Capitan.
     
    My primary reason for using the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to boot OS X 10.11.6 is that I previously used the Chameleon boot loader itself to boot OS X 10.5.8 through to OS X 10.10.5 (to which OS X 10.11.5 has now been added) all on a single MBR HDD and mostly mirrored on a single GPT HDD, along with Windows 7 and Linux on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus  650i MOBO.
     
    Nevertheless, if and when time allows, I will investigate the use of the Clover bootloader in legacy mode for comparison and interest. 
     
    ***************************************************************************************
     
    This will be a "live guide" that will evolve in length depending on:
     
    (i) my very limited free time (hence my only finding some free time now to install OS X 10.11.6 as my 'real life' is so busy    ) and
     
    (ii) the continued level of interest and need via posts in this topic from other 'die-hard' nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO users (whose nForce MOBOs simply refuse to 'die', preventing an upgrade excuse!    ), especially IM members who have followed my previous nForce install guides... 
     
    So, please read the current online "live" guide before attempting to follow it, even if you had previously followed an earlier version successfully.....
     
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION......via OS X El Capitan on nForce    
     
    Stage 1 construction will commence upon IM member request - I need to determine the level of 'need' for this guide before spending my time on it - I hope IM members understand....     
     
    Part #1 DOWNLOADS and TOOLS USED
     
    Part # 2 Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X El Capitan(OS X 10.11.6) Installer
     
    Part # 3 Installing a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installer
     
    Part #4 Cloning a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System installed on a GPT/HFS+ HDD (e.g. external USB HDD) to your internal HDD MBR/HFS+ OS X target volume
     
    Potentially Stage 2 only by IM member request and as my time permits
     
    Part #5 OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installation / Boot / Operation Issues
     
    Part #6 How to Enable Natural Power Management ("vanilla SpeedStepping") in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) on an nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO
     
    Part #7 Getting Audio Working in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6
  5. Like
    verdant got a reaction from Allan in nForce OS X El Capitan (10.11) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    nForce OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE
    on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO
    (and some other BIOS-based MOBOs as well, e.g. Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E, P5Q Deluxe)
     
    *************************************************************
    INTRODUCTION
    *************************************************************
     
    A. Motherboard and Chipset Applicability:
     
    1. Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    This guide is primarily focussed on installing and running OS X El Capitan on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU BIOS-based MOBOs with an nVidia graphics card.
     
    {a} This is simply because I have an Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus  650i nForce chipset + Intel Q6600 CPU MOBO + GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card........but what works for the 650i should and invariably does work for the 650i Ultra, 680i, 750i, 780i, 790i, and 790i Ultra.....hence my topic tags....
     
    {b} Note that in my topic tags, I say that this guide may only possibly be applicable to the 630i chipset.
    This is because it is still my current understanding is that the following nForce chipsets are not fully AHCI compliant and so can be used with imk's 64bit version (or subsequent versions of the AppleNForceATA.kext, such Tora Chi Yo's AppleNforceATA 1.0.6 version based on the AnV 1.0.4 32/64 Version etc.):
     
    nForce 430/410 (MCP51),
    nForce 590/570/550/680i/650i/780i/750i/790i (MCP55)
    nForce 430/405/400 (MCP61); nForce 560/520 (MCP65)
    nForce 630a (MCP67)
     
    Furthermore, the MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the enable nForce SATA Controller and require SATA RAID to be Enabled (implicitly enabling AHCI mode) even when not running a RAID system, for the NForceATA.kext to work.
    In contrast, the following nForce chipsets are/may be fully-AHCI compliant and so do not/may not work with the AppleNForceATA.kext:
    nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67); nForce 630i/620i/610i (MCP73), nForce 730a/720a/710a (MCP78) and nForce ION (MCP79) nForce chipsets (MCP65 and higher) support the advanced SATA features in the AHCI standard, such as NCQ etc.
    The MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the nForce SATA Controllers to "AHCI Mode" instead of "IDE Mode".
     
    {c} As I use an nVidia graphics card, the guide is naturally written from an nVidia perspective; nevertheless, I hope that owners of a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO with an ATI graphics card will use it too.
     
    For help with:
    (i) AMD/ATI graphics cards, IM is your friend......
    (ii) For help with mixed multiple AMD/ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......e.g. aqua-mac, netkas, and later others.......
     
     
    2. Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs users may also be able to use the guide, or at least also find it interesting and even helpful in places too.......
     
    I say this because:
     
    {a} Each reader's MOBO brand/model typically has to have its own custom setup for DSDT/audio/networking/video etc.
     
    {b} It is primarily the need for the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext in /Extra/Extensions/ or in /System/Library/ Extensions/ and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/ Extensions/, as well not being able to use a SleepEnabler.kext and having issues with sleep that distinguishes nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs from non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs rather than the basic procedures for installing OS X.........
     
    Hence,  I have also used my USB installer (produced using this guide) with just a DSDT.aml file swap (as any nForce chipset-specific kexts in /System/Library/Extensions are not loaded into the kernel when OS X is running on a non-nForce chipset MOBO) to suit each MOBO, to install OS X 10.11.6 onto my Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E and P5Q Deluxe MOBOs......
     
     
    3. Bootloader Choice 
     
    Firstly, may I say that I am very pleased with all the parallel progress being made with the Clover and Enoch (Chameleon) boot loaders as they both allow OS X El Capitan and Mac OS Sierra etc. to be booted on PCs.......  
     
    However,  as the user of multiple BIOS-based 'legacy LGA775' MOBOs, I am especially thankful for the efforts of ErmaC and Micky1979 (not forgetting the original efforts of all the Chameleon team) in continuing to develop the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to the extent that it can successfully boot OS X El Capitan (and Mac OS Sierra) on BIOS MOBOs, and it is the boot loader (r2839) that I am currently using for OS X El Capitan.
     
    My primary reason for using the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to boot OS X 10.11.6 is that I previously used the Chameleon boot loader itself to boot OS X 10.5.8 through to OS X 10.10.5 (to which OS X 10.11.5 has now been added) all on a single MBR HDD and mostly mirrored on a single GPT HDD, along with Windows 7 and Linux on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus  650i MOBO.
     
    Nevertheless, if and when time allows, I will investigate the use of the Clover bootloader in legacy mode for comparison and interest. 
     
    ***************************************************************************************
     
    This will be a "live guide" that will evolve in length depending on:
     
    (i) my very limited free time (hence my only finding some free time now to install OS X 10.11.6 as my 'real life' is so busy    ) and
     
    (ii) the continued level of interest and need via posts in this topic from other 'die-hard' nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO users (whose nForce MOBOs simply refuse to 'die', preventing an upgrade excuse!    ), especially IM members who have followed my previous nForce install guides... 
     
    So, please read the current online "live" guide before attempting to follow it, even if you had previously followed an earlier version successfully.....
     
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION......via OS X El Capitan on nForce    
     
    Stage 1 construction will commence upon IM member request - I need to determine the level of 'need' for this guide before spending my time on it - I hope IM members understand....     
     
    Part #1 DOWNLOADS and TOOLS USED
     
    Part # 2 Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X El Capitan(OS X 10.11.6) Installer
     
    Part # 3 Installing a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installer
     
    Part #4 Cloning a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System installed on a GPT/HFS+ HDD (e.g. external USB HDD) to your internal HDD MBR/HFS+ OS X target volume
     
    Potentially Stage 2 only by IM member request and as my time permits
     
    Part #5 OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installation / Boot / Operation Issues
     
    Part #6 How to Enable Natural Power Management ("vanilla SpeedStepping") in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) on an nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO
     
    Part #7 Getting Audio Working in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6
  6. Like
    verdant reacted to Slice in Switch from Chameleon to Clover and viceversa without reinstall   
    Since 2012 I have this feature
    boot1f32alt installed on EFI partition
    boot1 is Chameleon
    boot5 is Clover
    At start I have 2 seconds pause to choose.
    Press 1 - boot Chameleon
    Press 5 - boot Clover
    no press boot default. In my case it is Clover.
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    verdant reacted to PippoX0 in Switch from Chameleon to Clover and viceversa without reinstall   
    Hi,
    I want share my experience:
    I have installed Enoch on my system ( legacy and MBR ) and all works fine.
    I have osx Lion , MLion, Mavericks , Yosemite , El Capitan and Windows XP.
     
    Because i like to experiment , i have created a Clover USB pen to boot into Hd and after i have configured it , i have been able to boot to all OSes without iusses.
     
    Then the problem was to install Clover on Hd and because i didn't want to loose my prior bootloader , i do so :
     
    On my hd active partition i had
     
    /Extra folder and /boot
     
    Then i renamed /boot to /boot-e
    And i have copied
    /Efi folder and boot file from Clover USB pen. Reboot
    Voilà
    Clover boots fine from hd and when i want to boot Enoch , i change boot file on Hd and reboot.
     
    No iusses , no reinstall bootloader anymore to switch from Clover to Enoch and viceversa.
     
    Hint: it works because i have a legacy pc with MBR partitions and /Extra and /Efi folders don't interfere each other.
     
    However i think it should be fine also with GPT and EFI partition.
    I didn't try yet
     
    P.S.
    I'm writing an Osx application to do the task:
    - rename /copy / switch boot file
    - reboot system.
     
    When i have done it , i will post here
     
    See Ya
     
     
     
     
    Sent from iPhone/iPad
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    nForce OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE
    on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO
    (and some other BIOS-based MOBOs as well, e.g. Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E, P5Q Deluxe)
     
    *************************************************************
    INTRODUCTION
    *************************************************************
     
    A. Motherboard and Chipset Applicability:
     
    1. Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    This guide is primarily focussed on installing and running OS X El Capitan on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU BIOS-based MOBOs with an nVidia graphics card.
     
    {a} This is simply because I have an Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus  650i nForce chipset + Intel Q6600 CPU MOBO + GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card........but what works for the 650i should and invariably does work for the 650i Ultra, 680i, 750i, 780i, 790i, and 790i Ultra.....hence my topic tags....
     
    {b} Note that in my topic tags, I say that this guide may only possibly be applicable to the 630i chipset.
    This is because it is still my current understanding is that the following nForce chipsets are not fully AHCI compliant and so can be used with imk's 64bit version (or subsequent versions of the AppleNForceATA.kext, such Tora Chi Yo's AppleNforceATA 1.0.6 version based on the AnV 1.0.4 32/64 Version etc.):
     
    nForce 430/410 (MCP51),
    nForce 590/570/550/680i/650i/780i/750i/790i (MCP55)
    nForce 430/405/400 (MCP61); nForce 560/520 (MCP65)
    nForce 630a (MCP67)
     
    Furthermore, the MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the enable nForce SATA Controller and require SATA RAID to be Enabled (implicitly enabling AHCI mode) even when not running a RAID system, for the NForceATA.kext to work.
    In contrast, the following nForce chipsets are/may be fully-AHCI compliant and so do not/may not work with the AppleNForceATA.kext:
    nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67); nForce 630i/620i/610i (MCP73), nForce 730a/720a/710a (MCP78) and nForce ION (MCP79) nForce chipsets (MCP65 and higher) support the advanced SATA features in the AHCI standard, such as NCQ etc.
    The MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the nForce SATA Controllers to "AHCI Mode" instead of "IDE Mode".
     
    {c} As I use an nVidia graphics card, the guide is naturally written from an nVidia perspective; nevertheless, I hope that owners of a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO with an ATI graphics card will use it too.
     
    For help with:
    (i) AMD/ATI graphics cards, IM is your friend......
    (ii) For help with mixed multiple AMD/ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......e.g. aqua-mac, netkas, and later others.......
     
     
    2. Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs users may also be able to use the guide, or at least also find it interesting and even helpful in places too.......
     
    I say this because:
     
    {a} Each reader's MOBO brand/model typically has to have its own custom setup for DSDT/audio/networking/video etc.
     
    {b} It is primarily the need for the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext in /Extra/Extensions/ or in /System/Library/ Extensions/ and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/ Extensions/, as well not being able to use a SleepEnabler.kext and having issues with sleep that distinguishes nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs from non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs rather than the basic procedures for installing OS X.........
     
    Hence,  I have also used my USB installer (produced using this guide) with just a DSDT.aml file swap (as any nForce chipset-specific kexts in /System/Library/Extensions are not loaded into the kernel when OS X is running on a non-nForce chipset MOBO) to suit each MOBO, to install OS X 10.11.6 onto my Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E and P5Q Deluxe MOBOs......
     
     
    3. Bootloader Choice 
     
    Firstly, may I say that I am very pleased with all the parallel progress being made with the Clover and Enoch (Chameleon) boot loaders as they both allow OS X El Capitan and Mac OS Sierra etc. to be booted on PCs.......  
     
    However,  as the user of multiple BIOS-based 'legacy LGA775' MOBOs, I am especially thankful for the efforts of ErmaC and Micky1979 (not forgetting the original efforts of all the Chameleon team) in continuing to develop the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to the extent that it can successfully boot OS X El Capitan (and Mac OS Sierra) on BIOS MOBOs, and it is the boot loader (r2839) that I am currently using for OS X El Capitan.
     
    My primary reason for using the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to boot OS X 10.11.6 is that I previously used the Chameleon boot loader itself to boot OS X 10.5.8 through to OS X 10.10.5 (to which OS X 10.11.5 has now been added) all on a single MBR HDD and mostly mirrored on a single GPT HDD, along with Windows 7 and Linux on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus  650i MOBO.
     
    Nevertheless, if and when time allows, I will investigate the use of the Clover bootloader in legacy mode for comparison and interest. 
     
    ***************************************************************************************
     
    This will be a "live guide" that will evolve in length depending on:
     
    (i) my very limited free time (hence my only finding some free time now to install OS X 10.11.6 as my 'real life' is so busy    ) and
     
    (ii) the continued level of interest and need via posts in this topic from other 'die-hard' nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO users (whose nForce MOBOs simply refuse to 'die', preventing an upgrade excuse!    ), especially IM members who have followed my previous nForce install guides... 
     
    So, please read the current online "live" guide before attempting to follow it, even if you had previously followed an earlier version successfully.....
     
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION......via OS X El Capitan on nForce    
     
    Stage 1 construction will commence upon IM member request - I need to determine the level of 'need' for this guide before spending my time on it - I hope IM members understand....     
     
    Part #1 DOWNLOADS and TOOLS USED
     
    Part # 2 Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X El Capitan(OS X 10.11.6) Installer
     
    Part # 3 Installing a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installer
     
    Part #4 Cloning a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System installed on a GPT/HFS+ HDD (e.g. external USB HDD) to your internal HDD MBR/HFS+ OS X target volume
     
    Potentially Stage 2 only by IM member request and as my time permits
     
    Part #5 OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installation / Boot / Operation Issues
     
    Part #6 How to Enable Natural Power Management ("vanilla SpeedStepping") in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) on an nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO
     
    Part #7 Getting Audio Working in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6
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    nForce OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE
    on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO
    (and some other BIOS-based MOBOs as well, e.g. Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E, P5Q Deluxe)
     
    *************************************************************
    INTRODUCTION
    *************************************************************
     
    A. Motherboard and Chipset Applicability:
     
    1. Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    This guide is primarily focussed on installing and running OS X El Capitan on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU BIOS-based MOBOs with an nVidia graphics card.
     
    {a} This is simply because I have an Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus  650i nForce chipset + Intel Q6600 CPU MOBO + GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card........but what works for the 650i should and invariably does work for the 650i Ultra, 680i, 750i, 780i, 790i, and 790i Ultra.....hence my topic tags....
     
    {b} Note that in my topic tags, I say that this guide may only possibly be applicable to the 630i chipset.
    This is because it is still my current understanding is that the following nForce chipsets are not fully AHCI compliant and so can be used with imk's 64bit version (or subsequent versions of the AppleNForceATA.kext, such Tora Chi Yo's AppleNforceATA 1.0.6 version based on the AnV 1.0.4 32/64 Version etc.):
     
    nForce 430/410 (MCP51),
    nForce 590/570/550/680i/650i/780i/750i/790i (MCP55)
    nForce 430/405/400 (MCP61); nForce 560/520 (MCP65)
    nForce 630a (MCP67)
     
    Furthermore, the MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the enable nForce SATA Controller and require SATA RAID to be Enabled (implicitly enabling AHCI mode) even when not running a RAID system, for the NForceATA.kext to work.
    In contrast, the following nForce chipsets are/may be fully-AHCI compliant and so do not/may not work with the AppleNForceATA.kext:
    nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67); nForce 630i/620i/610i (MCP73), nForce 730a/720a/710a (MCP78) and nForce ION (MCP79) nForce chipsets (MCP65 and higher) support the advanced SATA features in the AHCI standard, such as NCQ etc.
    The MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the nForce SATA Controllers to "AHCI Mode" instead of "IDE Mode".
     
    {c} As I use an nVidia graphics card, the guide is naturally written from an nVidia perspective; nevertheless, I hope that owners of a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO with an ATI graphics card will use it too.
     
    For help with:
    (i) AMD/ATI graphics cards, IM is your friend......
    (ii) For help with mixed multiple AMD/ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......e.g. aqua-mac, netkas, and later others.......
     
     
    2. Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs
     
    Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs users may also be able to use the guide, or at least also find it interesting and even helpful in places too.......
     
    I say this because:
     
    {a} Each reader's MOBO brand/model typically has to have its own custom setup for DSDT/audio/networking/video etc.
     
    {b} It is primarily the need for the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext in /Extra/Extensions/ or in /System/Library/ Extensions/ and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/ Extensions/, as well not being able to use a SleepEnabler.kext and having issues with sleep that distinguishes nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs from non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs rather than the basic procedures for installing OS X.........
     
    Hence,  I have also used my USB installer (produced using this guide) with just a DSDT.aml file swap (as any nForce chipset-specific kexts in /System/Library/Extensions are not loaded into the kernel when OS X is running on a non-nForce chipset MOBO) to suit each MOBO, to install OS X 10.11.6 onto my Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E and P5Q Deluxe MOBOs......
     
     
    3. Bootloader Choice 
     
    Firstly, may I say that I am very pleased with all the parallel progress being made with the Clover and Enoch (Chameleon) boot loaders as they both allow OS X El Capitan and Mac OS Sierra etc. to be booted on PCs.......  
     
    However,  as the user of multiple BIOS-based 'legacy LGA775' MOBOs, I am especially thankful for the efforts of ErmaC and Micky1979 (not forgetting the original efforts of all the Chameleon team) in continuing to develop the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to the extent that it can successfully boot OS X El Capitan (and Mac OS Sierra) on BIOS MOBOs, and it is the boot loader (r2839) that I am currently using for OS X El Capitan.
     
    My primary reason for using the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to boot OS X 10.11.6 is that I previously used the Chameleon boot loader itself to boot OS X 10.5.8 through to OS X 10.10.5 (to which OS X 10.11.5 has now been added) all on a single MBR HDD and mostly mirrored on a single GPT HDD, along with Windows 7 and Linux on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus  650i MOBO.
     
    Nevertheless, if and when time allows, I will investigate the use of the Clover bootloader in legacy mode for comparison and interest. 
     
    ***************************************************************************************
     
    This will be a "live guide" that will evolve in length depending on:
     
    (i) my very limited free time (hence my only finding some free time now to install OS X 10.11.6 as my 'real life' is so busy    ) and
     
    (ii) the continued level of interest and need via posts in this topic from other 'die-hard' nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO users (whose nForce MOBOs simply refuse to 'die', preventing an upgrade excuse!    ), especially IM members who have followed my previous nForce install guides... 
     
    So, please read the current online "live" guide before attempting to follow it, even if you had previously followed an earlier version successfully.....
     
    UNDER CONSTRUCTION......via OS X El Capitan on nForce    
     
    Stage 1 construction will commence upon IM member request - I need to determine the level of 'need' for this guide before spending my time on it - I hope IM members understand....     
     
    Part #1 DOWNLOADS and TOOLS USED
     
    Part # 2 Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X El Capitan(OS X 10.11.6) Installer
     
    Part # 3 Installing a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installer
     
    Part #4 Cloning a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System installed on a GPT/HFS+ HDD (e.g. external USB HDD) to your internal HDD MBR/HFS+ OS X target volume
     
    Potentially Stage 2 only by IM member request and as my time permits
     
    Part #5 OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installation / Boot / Operation Issues
     
    Part #6 How to Enable Natural Power Management ("vanilla SpeedStepping") in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) on an nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO
     
    Part #7 Getting Audio Working in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6
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    verdant got a reaction from ovaltrackrcr in nForce OS X Mavericks (10.9) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    You have given me the GPU-Z output but not saved your GPU .rom file for me?
     
    Anyhow, try the DSDT.aml file in here:
     
    DTGP RTC TIMR IPIC LPCB HDEF GFX0 patched and Mirone AppleHDA Mavericks.zip
     
    Put the Mirone-patched AppleHDA.kext in /S/L/E and then in Terminal type:
     
    sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions
    sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions
    sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
    exit
     
    and let me know if you then have audio in Mavericks.....
     
    Regarding OS X power management, let me know if you get this kernel panic being generated during bootup:
     
    "no HPETs available ... CPU(s) configured incorrectly\n"@/SourceCache/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement-......."
     
    I will leave you to sort out any graphics card and AGPM.kext issues.....see here.
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    verdant got a reaction from GaryThePCGuy in nForce OS X Mavericks (10.9) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    Re your DSDT, first follow the patching procedure I give in post #4 of this topic, and then post your DSDT.aml here, together with the following info:
     
    1. What is the video RAM (VRAM) of your GeForce 8600 graphics card?
     
    2. Install and run IORegistryExplorer (Google is your friend) and use "Save a Copy As" to save your IOReg output as a "Username"Mac Pro.ioreg file, and let me know what version of IORegistryExplorer you used.
     
    3. Post it for me to download.
     
    4. Also, If you are dual booting with Windows, then use GPU-Z to extract your graphics card ROM file and post it here.....this way I can check its NVCAP string.....
     
    5. Then I wil modify the DSDT.aml file for you and explain what I changed.....
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    verdant got a reaction from GaryThePCGuy in nForce OS X Yosemite (10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    Only add it to the installer if it properly patched as per my guide, including a GFX0 patch to suit your graphics card model NVCAP and VRAM etc.....otherwise, either run the installer with GraphicsEnabler=Yes and DSDT=No, or install in VESA mode, with GraphicsEnabler=No and DSDT=No.....
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    verdant got a reaction from GaryThePCGuy in nForce OS X Yosemite (10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    Try running the installer in simple VESA mode, i.e. with all NV* and Ge* kexts temporarily removed from the installer /S/L/E….
     
    Once you confirm that it is running 100% OK apart from the graphics side, then graphics can be sorted out via a patched DSDT.aml file hopefully......
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    verdant got a reaction from GaryThePCGuy in nForce OS X Yosemite (10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    These are strings in org.chameleon.Boot.plist that can be modified using your favourite .plist editor, e.g. I like Text Wrangler, or you can use TextMate, Property List Editor etc.
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    verdant got a reaction from GaryThePCGuy in nForce OS X Mavericks (10.9) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    All I can suggest is that you carefully re-trace your steps through my OS X Mavericks install guide, starting with the BIOS settings......without the SATA DVDRW connected to the MOBO....
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    verdant got a reaction from Mr. Xtreme in Mac Keeper 2.5 Review   
    I have seen a number of negative reviews of Mac Keeper, e.g. https://discussions....m/docs/DOC-3691 but it may be unfair http://www.cultofmac...-really-a-scam/ but see http://lureofmac.com...anmymac-review/.........
     
    What is the truth.....?
     
    I have always used OnyX because I started using it on my PPC Macs long before the Apple switchover to Intel and it is donationware (freeware)......
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    verdant got a reaction from Allan in newbie: Need help just getting started   
    The nForce OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) RETAIL INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO says:
     
    I will re-upload the following ONLY if request via a post to me in this topic:

    nForceSLBoot132DVD.iso

    nForceSLBoot132DVD_for_SATA_DVDRW.iso

    EFIStudio v1.1

    OSx86Tools
     
    and the same applies to the "Snow_Support_Files_V2.4" .....
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    verdant got a reaction from Yura Besaga in nForce OS X Yosemite (10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    @ Yura Besaga
     
    3. They are set at DISABLED for initial OS X setup but if your DSDT.aml is already modified to enable OS X natural power management and you have removed NullCPUPowerManagement.kext from /System/Library/Extensions/ (and/or from /Extra/Extensions/ if you are using the Chameleon kernel patch option), then you can set:
     
    Enhanced C1 (C1E) [ENABLED]
    Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology [ENABLED]
    HPET Support [ENABLED]
     
    2. That is why I suggest using the SATA PCIe card for running your SSD.
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    verdant got a reaction from Yura Besaga in nForce OS X Yosemite (10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    @ Yura Besaga
     
    3. Check your 780i BIOS settings against:
     
    Series7_nForce_Chipset_BIOS_SettingsV2.pdf
     
    2. I do not have a SDD installed on my nForce MOBO.......but see here.....
     
    1. See here for running SSD on nForce chipset MOBO......
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    verdant got a reaction from bankkopf in nForce OS X Yosemite (10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    @ bankkopf
     
    Here is your OS X renamed and DTGP RTC TIMR and IPIC patched DSDT.aml file, ready for further patching as required:
     
    OS X Renamed Patched DSDT DTGP RTC TIMR IPIC.zip
     
    You have a fully AHCI-compliant nForce MCP73 630i chipset MOBO which may not require the AppleNForceATA.kext, so you should hopefully be able to follow the guides in the links given in point 4. in my previous post, but first try the AppleNForceATA.kext from here....
     
    Also, try with a PATA (IDE) DVDRW drive connected with a 80-wire IDE cable and jumper-set as Master if you have access to one....
     
    Oops! I forgot to say that the IDE DVDRW should be tried instead of a SATA DVDRW if that is what your PC currently has.
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    verdant got a reaction from bankkopf in nForce OS X Yosemite (10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    @ bankkopf
     
    1. I am assuming that you mean that using a USB keyboard and USB mouse does not work?
     
    What error messages do you see when booting the USB flash drive installer with -v cpus=1 maxmem=2048?
     
    2. Have you tried extracting a DSDT file using the Ubuntu Live DVD, plug in a FAT32 formatted USB flash drive and then go to the Terminal and type either
    cd /media/"Volume name of the USB flash drive" sudo cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/DSDT > DSDT.aml for Ubuntu 11.xx and later.
    The extracted DSDT.aml file should have been saved on the USB flash drive, for later decompiling, patching and recompiling using iasl or iasl based tools, so send me a download link for your extracted DSDT.aml file....

    Alternatively, extract your DSDT off the Asus p5ne-SLI using Windows 7 via Aida64 (Engineer or Business versions) using Tools > ACPI Browser > Save DSDT, or  via ReadWrite Utility using Access > ACPI Tables > DSDT, and then save as a binary file (.bin)....send me a download link for your extracted DSDT.aml file....
     
    3. Also check your 630i BIOS settings against my OS X  630i settings template: Pre_Series7_nForce_Chipset_BIOS_SettingsV2-1.pdf
     
    It is a composite list BUT you should be able to see which ones of the listed parameters match their particular BIOS parameters......
     
    4. Also see here and here.....
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    verdant got a reaction from Rampage Dev in nForce OS X Yosemite (10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO   
    *************************************************************
     
    Getting Audio Working in OS X Yosemite
     
    *************************************************************
     
    This guide may include in time, more reports of successful attempts to get different audio chipsets/codecs working on different nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs.........but I am starting with what enables audio on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus MOBO......
     
    1. Asus SupremeFX II Audio Card (Analog Devices AD1988B 8-Channel High Definition Audio chipset/CODEC) with oldnapalm's patched (for AD1988B 7.1) VoodooHDA.kext v2.7.2 for OS X Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks/Yosemite
     
    In OS X Yosemite 10.10 on my Asus P5N-32E SLI Plus MOBO and Asus SupremeFX II Audio Card, audio (sound) is enabled by using a modified version of oldnapalm's original version VooddoHDA.kext for AD1988B, that has a default association of 0x02214050 for node 17 in the VoodooHDA.kext Info.plist file rather than the original of 0x0221401f.
     
    Now and then two sound assertion messages (albeit both at line 397) are listed during verbose booting:
    Sound assertion in AppleHDAController at line 397
    Sound assertion in AppleHDAController at line 397
    but the audio always works.....although there is a 'pop' sound on booting/shutdown, and while there is a working volume slider and I can mute / unmute, I get a 'pop' sound doing it......also, decreasing the slider (volume) to minimum (zero) volume causes a 'pop' sound and increasing slowly generates a 'pop' just above zero level but increasing it quickly to 75% volume generates a 'pop' sound before going to 100% volume.....
     
    Oldnapalm posts that as far as he is aware, the "pop" sound on startup/shutdown and mute/unmute cannot be fixed by plist editing.....
     
    However, setting a default association of 0x02214050 for node 17 in the VoodooHDA.kext Info.plist file has enabled the front green port for headphones but not with autodetect.....
    <dict> <key>Codec</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Config</key> <string>0x02214050</string> <key>Node</key> <integer>17</integer> </dict> instead of
    <key>Codec</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Config</key> <string>0x0221401f</string> <key>Node</key> <integer>17</integer> </dict> My System Preferences then displays:

    Sound Output:
     
    - Headphones (Green Front) - Working via manual selection in sound prefs
    - Line-out (Black Rear) - not tested
    - Line-out (Green Rear) - working via manual selection in sound prefs
    - Line-out (Grey Rear) - not tested
    - Line-out (Orange Rear) - not tested
    - SPDIF-out (rear) - not tested
     
    Sound Input:
     
    - Line-in (Blue Rear) - not tested
    - Microphone (Pink Front) - working via manual selection in sound prefs
    - Microphone (Pink Rear) - not tested fully as not convenient to use
     
    Despite the sound 'pops' on on startup/shutdown and mute/unmute, having both the Front Headphones (green front) and the Front Microphone (pink front) working via manual selection in Sound Preferences is very useful should you want to use FaceTime and/or Skype etc.....
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    verdant got a reaction from yakei in nForce LAN driver   
    @ yakei
     
    From my system.log
     
    Jan 10 00:43:27 nForceLAN: found nVidia MCP55 Ethernet Controller device 10de:0373 with flags 0x010937fe
    Jan 10 00:43:27 nForceLAN: Version 0.64.5 starting
    Jan 10 00:43:27 nForceLAN: found nVidia MCP55 Ethernet Controller device 10de:0373 with flags 0x010937fe
    Jan 10 00:43:27 nForceLAN: Version 0.64.5 starting
    Jan 10 00:43:28 nForceLAN(en1): enabling interrupts with mask: 0x000000df and msiEnable: 0x00000001
    Jan 10 00:43:28 nForceLAN(en1): Network link down.
    Jan 10 00:43:30 nForceLAN(en1): Link speed now 1000Mbps(duplex = Full, flow control = Yes), code 0x10032
     

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    verdant got a reaction from yakei in nForce LAN driver   
    @ Yakei
     
    I use nforcelan 0.64.5 on 1000base TX (my MOBO has dual Gigabit LAN ports) without any problems.
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    verdant got a reaction from yakei in AppleNForceATA x32/x64 new SL version recompiled.   
    MeDevil left the OSx86 scene a long time ago and never posted the source code for his 32 bit AppleNForceATA.kext.TEST (which for many nForce MOBOs enabled SATA optical disk reading but not writing) so other developers cannot produce a 32bit version and now more importantly a 64 bit version that enables reliable SATA CD/DVD read AND write for all nForce chipset MOBOs.......that is why an IDE (PATA) DVDRW drive set up as Master is recommended for most nForce chipset MOBOs.......
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