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  1. Thanks to everyone for their input on this thread! Aiken is right, with chameleon you need to have arch=i386, and with PC_EFI you will need -x32 in your com.apple.boot.plist file located in /Extra in order to boot 32-Bit. All of the kexts included in this guide will work fine with 64-Bit, except for the Networking kexts. Does anyone know of a R1000.kext that works with 64-Bit??? ***If you are experiencing the spinning beach ball after your first install during the intro loader, make sure you follow these steps.*** "5. Once the install completes, return to the main menu of your Installer and select option #5 (Kext installer). Now you need change the paths of some kexts. Key in the numbers: #1 and press enter, (AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext from /System to /Extra) #3 and press enter, (JMicronATA.kext from /System to /Extra) #5 and press enter, (IONetworkingFamily.kext from /Extra to /System) #7 and press enter, (fakesmc.kext from /System to /Extra) #9 and press enter, (OpenHaltRestart.kext from /System to /Extra) #10 and press enter, (PlatformUUID.kext from /System to /Extra) #11 and press enter, (Sleepenabler.kext from /System to /Extra) - Summary: You should leave only IONetworkingFamily.kext, RealtekR1000.kext, and NullCPUPowerManagement.kext inside /System, and everything else should go into /Extra. WHEN COMPLETED PRESS Y (Yes) TO INSTALL THE KEXT AND UPDATE YOUR BOOT CACHE. 6. Once you return to the install menu, selection option #19 and press enter to close the installer. DO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER YET. Navigate to your EX58-UD4P folder and open the DSDT folder. Right-click and copy the DSDT.aml file. Now go to your freshly installed drive and paste your DSDT.aml file to the /Extra folder. You are now ready to reboot! 7. Make sure to remove any extra internal/external hard drives (other than your freshly installed drive) until after you successfully boot into the operating system for the first time. - IF YOU INSTALLED FROM A PC OR MAC RUNNING SNOW LEOPARD (10.6), YOU ARE DONE! (Please reboot and post here with your successes!) - IF YOU INSTALLED FROM A PC OR MAC RUNNING LEOPARD (10.5) YOU HAVE ONE MORE STEP: *Additional Step for those installing from Leopard: Before you boot your Snow Leopard install for the first time, continually press F8 after you see the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" screen in your BIOS, and enter your PC_EFI bootloader GUI. Use your down arrow key to select "boot single-user mode". Wait for the prompt to arrive and type the following: /sbin/mount -uw / (press enter) buildcache (press enter) once completed, type reboot (or manually reset if command does not work.) * " If running the .kext files from /Extra does not work for you, do as others have mentioned and let the installer script install to the default kext locations. The reason I have moved these .kext files from /S/L/E to /Extra in step 5. is in order to keep the S/L/E folder as untouched as possible. Every other .kext file (other than the Networking kexts and NullCPUPowerManagement) should run from /Extra with no problems, but you need to make sure you rebuild the boot cache as single-user berfore booting for the first time. The alc889.kext in this installer works well, but for some reason it will default to your headphone port during the first boot. If you want to hear sound during the installer intro, make sure you plug your speakers/headphones into the front headphone jack on your computer. You can change your audio port after you boot into the OS by going to Apple > System Preferences > Sound and then selecting the Output tab. Thanks again to everyone who has made this install process available!
  2. Are you installing snow leopard to a machine that is currently running leopard 10.5, or snow leopard? I use the PC_EFI bootloader instead of chameleon with my guide, but both should work. What BIOS version do you have on your machine? Run through your BIOS settings and make sure you have everything according to DD's guide for the UD5. Did you copy DSDT.aml to your destination snow drive? Others on this forum have gotten it working with the same specs, so let me know if you figure out what might be causing your issue.
  3. Did you adjust your output from Headphone to Built-In speaker or Line-Out in System Preferences > Sound? For some reason, it is defaulted to output to headphones on the front. If you have no audio controls, it is a different issue. Try using the AppleHDA and HDAEnabler kext files from Digital Dreamers Kexts_1.0 folder in your /System/Library/Extensions
  4. Definitely sounds like it was an issue with the ethernet port, especially since you mentioned it was stalling on the networking kext. If it doesn't work correctly in windows, I would guess there is a problem with the board. Let me know if you hear from gigabyte, and whether or not you get it working!
  5. No problem! Glad you got it working! Please post your full specs if you have a minute.
  6. Try installing the AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnalber.kext from Digital Dreamers Kexts_10.6 folder to your /System/Library/Extensions folder using the installer script. If this does not work, try deleting and updating your DSDT.aml file located in /Extra by using step #7 of the installer script.
  7. Hey dcbimmer, are you using onboard ethernet with the UD4P or the UD5? ...I know that the intro can freeze if you insert a USB drive or disk while starting up for the first time. Were you able to get into the OS, or are you stuck at the screen? If you are using the 9800GT 1024MB you have to add your EFI string to the com.apple.boot.plist located in the EX58-UD4P>Plists folder before you run the installer script. It may work with the default 9800GT 512MB EFI string which is already in there, but you will only see 512MB in System Profiler instead of the 1024MB on your actual card. If none of this works, and you are stuck at the installer screen without getting into the OS, try deleting your DSDT.aml and booting without it. Be sure to save your BIOS settings, as after your first boot/reboot without DSDT.aml installed, your BIOS settings will reset. Hope this helps!
  8. Yes, you can leave 10.5 on your original partition, however, it is advised that you install snow leopard onto a separate hard drive. This is not absolutely necessary, but it will make your job easier if you run into any quirks while installing or do not have anywhere to back up your current 10.5 install. Let me know how it goes, and Good Luck!
  9. Yes, you should be able to use this DSDT files for the UD5, as we are using the same exact kexts for the UD5 and the UD4P. Try using the UD4P DSDT.aml file that is included within your DSDT folder in your EX58-UD4P pack. Copy this file to /Extra after the install process is completed. Report your success or failure.
  10. INSTALLING FOR EX58-UD4P AND EX58-UD5 RETAIL SNOW LEOPARD THIS GUIDE IS BASED ON AND USES Digital_Dreamer's EX58 SCRIPT FOR RETAIL SNOW LEOPARD. THIS GUIDE SHOULD WORK WITH BOTH THE UD4P AND THE UD5 MOTHERBOARDS, AND POSSIBLY OTHER BOARDS WHICH I HAVE YET TO TEST. ALL CREDIT GOES TO Digital_Dreamer AND THE OTHER CONTRIBUTERS AT INSANELYMAC AND ELSEWHERE WHO HAVE HELPED TO MAKE THIS PROCESS POSSIBLE AND AVAILABLE. ALL TOOLS AND PROGRAMS INCLUDED ARE PUBLIC AND FREE TO USE, YET THEY STILL ADHERE TO THE RIGHTS OF THEIR DEVELOPERS. WE ADVISE IF YOU ARE GOING TO INSTALL SNOW LEOPARD THAT YOU BUY A RETAIL PACKAGE OF APPLE'S OPERATING SYSTEM AND ANY APPLICATION YOU INTEND TO USE! THIS INSTALLER IS DESIGNED TO WORK WHEN INSTALLING TO A SEPARATE PARTITION OR HARD DRIVE ON A MACHINE WHICH IS ALREADY RUNNING MAC OS X LEOPARD 10.5 OR SNOW LEOPARD 10.6. Boot-132 RETAIL DVD Method Coming Soon!!! THIS GUIDE WAS BUILT FOR AND TESTED WITH THE FOLLOWING HARDWARE, AND IS CONFIRMED TO BE 100% VANILLA AND 100% FUNCTIONAL: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P Motherboard w/ F10D Beta BIOS OverClocked 3.33GHz i7 920 Processor nVidia 9800GT 512MB Video Card 6GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory 500GB Seagate SATA Hard Drive Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 Install DVD ON THE UD4P, IF YOU PLAN TO OVERCLOCK YOU ARE BEST OFF WITH THE F10D BETA BIOS. ALSO MAKE SURE THAT AHCI IS ENABLED UNDER THE INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS OPTION IN YOUR COMPUTER'S BIOS. 1. Navigate using the Top Bar or through the Applications Folder to "Go > Utilites > Disk Utility" and run the application. Select your Target Hard Disk (the drive wish to restore to) which will be located in the left window on the left-hand side of the application. Click the Target Hard Disk to highlight it, then press the Partition tab. Select Options and format the Target Hard Disk as GUID and select any name you would like. 2. Insert or Mount your Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Retail DVD or image. Once the DVD or image is mounted, you can close the window that pops up, but be sure to leave the DVD or image mounted for the Installer script. 3. Download the EX58-UD4P Installer pack from Here. Unzip the file and open EX58-UD4P Installer folder. Before running the INSTALL file, make sure you add your Video Card String to com.apple.boot.plist (you can replace the current string in the boot.plist if you are not using 9800GT 512MB) located in the Plists folder in your installer. If you need the ATY_Init graphics injector, you can add it to your boot cache in the /Extra/Stored_Kexts folder after you boot back into snow leopard by re-running step 6 of the installer. Run the INSTALL file and enter your password when prompted. Select the number which corresponds to your Target Hard Drive drive and press enter, OR press Y (Yes) if the Target Hard Drive drive was already pre-selected for you. 4. Once inside the Installer script, press option #2 (installer bootloader) and press enter. Then select option #3 (PC_EFI for Snow) and press enter. Once you return to the main menu of the Installer script, select option #3 (set partition as active) and press enter, then next select Y (Yes) to set your drive as active. Next select option #4 (run retail DVD installer) and press enter. Run the installer and before installing to your hard drive click the "customize" button and uncheck everything that is not "essential system software." You can install the other packages later. 5. Once the install completes, return to the main menu of your Installer and select option #5 (Kext installer). Now you need change the paths of some kexts. Key in the numbers: #1 and press enter, (AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext from /System to /Extra) #3 and press enter, (JMicronATA.kext from /System to /Extra) #5 and press enter, (IONetworkingFamily.kext from /Extra to /System) #7 and press enter, (fakesmc.kext from /System to /Extra) #9 and press enter, (OpenHaltRestart.kext from /System to /Extra) #10 and press enter, (PlatformUUID.kext from /System to /Extra) #11 and press enter, (Sleepenabler.kext from /System to /Extra) - Summary: You should leave only IONetworkingFamily.kext, RealtekR1000.kext, and NullCPUPowerManagement.kext inside /System, and everything else should go into /Extra. WHEN COMPLETED PRESS Y (Yes) TO INSTALL THE KEXT AND UPDATE YOUR BOOT CACHE. 6. Once you return to the install menu, selection option #19 and press enter to close the installer. DO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER YET. Navigate to your EX58-UD4P folder and open the DSDT folder. Right-click and copy the DSDT.aml file. Now go to your freshly installed drive and paste your DSDT.aml file to the /Extra folder. You are now ready to reboot! 7. Make sure to remove any extra internal/external hard drives (other than your freshly installed drive) until after you successfully boot into the operating system for the first time. - IF YOU INSTALLED FROM A PC OR MAC RUNNING SNOW LEOPARD (10.6), YOU ARE DONE! (Please reboot and post here with your successes!) - IF YOU INSTALLED FROM A PC OR MAC RUNNING LEOPARD (10.5) YOU HAVE ONE MORE STEP: *Additional Step for those installing from Leopard: Before you boot your Snow Leopard install for the first time, continually press F8 after you see the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" screen in your BIOS, and enter your PC_EFI bootloader GUI. Use your down arrow key to select "boot single-user mode". Wait for the prompt to arrive and type the following: /sbin/mount -uw / (press enter) buildcache (press enter) once completed, type reboot (or manually reset if command does not work.) * THAT'S IT! YOU ARE READY TO BOOT FOR THE FIRST TIME. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO RUN SOFTWARE UPDATE WITHOUT A HITCH TO GET YOUR SYSTEM UP TO DATE! (Please reboot and post here with your successes!)
  11. UD4P GUIDE MOVED TO http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=189314
  12. Tried this fix on the same exact board, except with Bios v f9, and it DID NOT work. After installing 10.5.6 update i rebooted, installed the kexts, and rebooted once again. My system would not boot after this (apple spinning loader, eventually showing the circle with line and grey screen). R I really appreciate everyone's hard work and suggestions about this board, and i think we are only a few steps away from 100% compatibility! I will re-install again and try a different Bios (maybe f8 like tyhnc900 used) to see if i can get sleep to work. tyhnc900, can you send me a picture of your bios setting? Are you using s3 suspend mode? Please let me know how you got sleep to work, this is my last hurdle with this board! Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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