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About johnredcorn

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  1. I was able to get lion running with very minimal work. You can create an install DVD from the app store version of Lion (google how to do it), or use the program xMove. There are good instructions on tonymacx86.com which i have summarized below. 1. Download Lion from the app store. 2. Click Install (doesn't actually install anything, you can still boot into snow leopard) 3. Reboot into your Snow Leopard partition 4. Open Disk Utility and add an 8gb partition to your Snow Leopard drive called Installer 5. Download and run xMove. 6. Make sure to select the Installer partition when using xMove. 7. Wait for it to finish and reboot into the Installer partition. 8. You can now install Lion anywhere you want. You can install to a new drive or just upgrade your existing snow leopard install. 9. I tried a clean install and an upgrade and they both work fine for me. If you do an upgrade you won't need to do anything after it installs. Just reboot into your snow leopard partition. Keep in mind that you need to have a running version of snow leopard. All your kexts need to be 64 bit compatible. If you can't get your system to boot into 64 bit Snow Leopard, then you will have issues with Lion as well.
  2. 10.6.8 is up and running on Striker Extreme 680i and ATI 4870. I reverted to 10.6.2 AppleHDA and IOUSB kexts. Initially, USB was not working with my heavily modified DSDT. I reverted to my original DSDT dump with just the cmos and hdef fixes, and everything is now running smoothly (though it takes about twice as long to boot).
  3. It has been almost a year since I last visited this thread, as I was not expecting to see continued development of this guide or nForce kexts (32bit 10.6.2 has been running perfectly). It took about 2 hours to re-read the install guide, research the updates, and rebuild a new USB installer, but my qx6600/striker extreme/ati 4870 system is now running great on 10.6.4 in 64bit. Everything is working (even sata dvd burner) except sleep, but that was expected. Thanks again Verdant for keeping this guide up to date.
  4. Official Apple HD4870 in Snow Leopard

    Well the card boots and runs perfectly in windows. It could be a problem specific to my combination of hardware, or perhaps a problem with my dsdt.aml which was patched while a diff graphics card was used.
  5. Official Apple HD4870 in Snow Leopard

    Thanks for taking the time, again, to reply to my post. I had already tried making an efi string from 2 different 4870 plists. One of which I pulled from a guide on this post, and the other I made using the plist info for the 4870 in evoenabler. Neither worked, unfortunately. The first resulted in black and white artifacts all over the screen upon boot, and the second resulted in the exact same 100% fan speed + black screen as graphics enabler. I did not add the device ID to the 4800controller kext, but I will check that when i get off work. I just assumed, as this is the official apple part, that it already had the appropriate device ID. I will also try creating a new efi string from the plist you have supplied.
  6. Official Apple HD4870 in Snow Leopard

    I tried originally without any injectors and it wont boot. It doesnt kp, it gets through the boot process but simply hangs right before it gets to gui. It also wont boot to gui in safe mode. pciroot(0x1), but ive tried adding -pci0 without success.
  7. I have been using vanilla snow leo for a while now, and it has worked perfectly with my 8800gtx and an efi string. I, for some reason, had a brilliant idea to purchase an official apple 4870 to use with the led cinema display with my hackintosh. I have tried graphics enabler in netkas pcefi 10.3 without success (only loud fan noise). Natit works ok, although I experience artifacts and freezes on occasion. Evoenabler works the best, but still results in seldom freezes and relatively poor performance (~2000ish opengl benches). Is there a simple way to get this card to work without 3rd party kexts, or is it subject to the same requirements as all other 48x0 cards from other manufacturers? I would have thought it would be simpler to use an official apple 4870 than it was to use an overclocked non reference 8800gtx. Please tell me I am overlooking something painfully obvious. Thanks
  8. I picked up a mac edition ati 4870 for cheap the other day with the intention of purchasing an apple led cinema display. I cannot seem to get this card to boot into snow leopard. It boots and runs fine in windows so i know there is no problem with the card. I have tried chameleon 2 rc3 and the new pc efi 10.3 with no success. It wont boot into safe mode or anything. When booting normally in rc3 with -v, it shows everything the same as with my previous working card, it just wont complete the boot process. I get no kernal panics or anything, it just sits there. Strangely, when i use pc efi 10.3 with graphics enabler on it, too, wont boot, but instead of sitting there doing nothing, the fan kicks on full blast and the screen goes blank. Others report similar findings on netkas page. I have a feeling I am missing something very simple, but does anyone have a suggestion or a good link to 4870 snow leopard guide. Thanks.
  9. Nope, it seems as though it did not complie correctly. I am not sure how I did not notice this last night. I am compiling using the same method I used for the cmos error. I edit and save the dsdt.dsl, but when i ./DSDT\ Patcher Debug/dsdt.dsl, I get errors and it does not generate a dsdt.aml. Should i have to force the compile? Edit: SUCCESS! Force compiling worked. Any reason it doesn't compile normally?
  10. I just got home from work and pulled out the PCI card. On board sound still does not work. The dsdt has been patched just as described in post #2 and placed in the root of the drive. The 1988b kext is in extra/extensions. Am I missing something?
  11. First I would like to say THANKS! for an excellent guide. My Striker Extreme 680i system works great. However, I have followed your post #2 update to getting onboard sound (ad1988b) to work. My dsdt.aml has been patched exactly as described in your post and I have tried both of the ad1988b.fix.kexts with no luck. Fortunately, I have a working PCI soundcard from RME with native mac support, but the completist in me wants to see working onboard sound. Could the problem be that I have a PCI soundcard also?