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  1. Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Mac Install Guide

    Read through the post and it seems like people are having pretty good success with this install/guide. I bought the motherboard and the i5-3570k processor with 8GB ram. For the life of me I can't resolve the kernel panic... Got everything installed and am able to boot with -x safe mode. Normal boot kernel panics every time. I have tried both usekernelcache yes and no and made no difference. What is the easiest way to find/post where the kernel panic occurs? Should I boot normal and let it panic, then boot into safe mode and look for something in console? This is my 3rd build, but the last 3 were with the same old motherboard :-) Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Excellent work! Glad to hear that you got it working. I'm sure people will appreciate your inputs. Cheers.
  3. Pantelis, I hate to say that I gave up, but I sort of did with a workaround... I ended up putting the P5e into my Home Theatre PC and buying the EP45-DS3L motherboard for the Mac. It has worked flawlessly and I have 10.5.6 up and running with the vanilla kernel. The only downside is that it doesn't have firewire built in like the P5E does. I think they mostly support the same processors and newegg has the EP45 for under $100 if it is in your budget. Sorry I couldn't be any more help. Cheers!
  4. MDG, Funny, we have a very similar setup... Obviously the MB, but I also have the Q6600 and 4GB DDR2 in the Antec P180 case... Quite economical for what this machine can do! Thanks for the reply, I will try this out on my test drive... A few questions regarding the v4.4 method specific to the P5E-VM: 1. When you applied the postpatch.sh that came in the pack, did you change anything? a. Did the AppleHDA.kext that came with in the zip work for your audio? Perhaps you fixed this with EFI studio in step 6 of the guide? b. The natit.kext that comes with the zip says that it is for the ATI 3870. I am using a GeForce 6600 GT 512. Did you change that to something for your specific video card or did that one work for you? c. Did the realtek ethernet driver work for you or did you substitute the AttansicL1ethernet.kext instead? Again, did you fix this with EFI studio in step 6 of the guide? d. Lastly in regards to the postpatch.sh, it says that it has EFI strings for the P35-DS3P v2.1 and the P5E has the G35 chipset... Did you change anything there? 2. And lastly, you said you have to unmount the disc for the EFI. Are you talking about the bootloader install and if so, how did the bootloader know where to install? Sorry for the onslaught of questions, but these are the things that I couldn't figure out the first time I tried this method... Appreciate any insight. Cheers!
  5. IDE mode is working now and I have 10.5.5 up and running with Chameleon. Guess I'll just settle with that for now. The main reason I wanted to get away from 10.5.2 was that it didn't have any mobileme stuff in it. Thanks for the help. Cheers!
  6. When I select AHCI, all I get is a flashing cursor after the Bios post... It won't even go to the optical drive to run the generic bootloader... I'll see if there are any settings i can mess with in the bios for the optical drive...
  7. I'll double check the bios, but I'm pretty sure I'm in IDE mode because I had errors before... The DVD drive is SATA optical and has no problems...
  8. Sweet, at least this way I know that the kext files are available for this board and 10.5.6. Thanks for the reply. I finally got 10.5.5 to boot using a boot disc and a bunch of errors. At least now I can go in the system log and figure out what to change out. Where did you get the kext for the G35 chipset? Did you just carry it forward from a previous install? Thanks.
  9. My girl has threatened to dump me if I don't stop messing with the hackintosh and browsing this forum ... I'm new to the hackintosh fun and am amazed at how many smart people are out there. I've probably read half the posts on this board and learned a lot so thanks! I have a working version of the Kalyway 10.5.2 that I'm running right now. I've been trying to get a second hard drive setup with the "Retail DVD vanilla kernel" method... Followed the instructions on various posts including: - Retail DVD Guide, 10.5.6, PC-EFIv9 installer, EFI studio, Vanilla or Voodoo, GA-P35-DS3P (L,R), DS4, or OS X Compatible - OSX86 Guide for 10.5!, A must-read! - New modified BOOT-132 allows you to boot retail DVDs, Use Mac OS X Retail DVD on hackintoshes! This is real, and free - [Guide] Boot from EFI partition, zero modification installs on Intel SSE2 or better..., Zero-modification Leopard installs. You get the idea... I have the Asus P5E-VM HDMI as indicated in the subject and just can't seem to get the bootloader properly installed. I just tried the Chameleon install using the KEXT files from Nomade in this post: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=114834 with no luck. I'm doing most of the installs while running the 10.5.2 and applying them to the test HD. When I want to test it out, I put the test drive as the only one on the system... The last few times, I get past the BIOS post and then nothing, not even a hint of a bootloader... I'd appreciate any suggestions...