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  1. This is how i built out my z8pe-d12 system with Leopard: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=168883 Ive since installed Snow Leopard with this generic method: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=183751 (and then did the onboard networking fix from the Leopard guide above.)
  2. AirLink - AWLH6070 Wireless N PCI Adapter - RT2860

    Sorry no, I havent found a way to get 64 bit working. Ive been looking all over the internet to see if anyone has a solution but so far i havent seen one. I'm hoping Ralink will release an update soon.
  3. For Leopard, see this post from netkas: http://netkas.org/?p=101 For Snow Leopard (32 bit kernel only), get ATY_Init.kext here: http://netkas.org/?p=116 and also get this patch here: http://netkas.org/?p=137
  4. AirLink - AWLH6070 Wireless N PCI Adapter - RT2860

    The utility is also working just fine for me with 32bit kernel. Does the utility app not load, or does it load but just does not see the card?
  5. AirLink - AWLH6070 Wireless N PCI Adapter - RT2860

    I dont think they have ported the kext to 64bit yet (at least none that i could find), so try booting with the 32bit kernel. I'm using the RT2870 package under 32bit Snow Leopard.
  6. Ive spent the past 2 weeks reading through these forum extensively, so I figured I should give something back, so that the next person wont have to. This guide will show you how to set up OSX on a dual Xeon, Asus Z8PE-D12 based system. Apologies in advance for any typos or mistakes. My Hardware: 2x Xeon E5520 2.26GHz Processors Asus Z8PE-D12 Mobo 24GB Crucial DDR3-1333MHz PC-10600 Registered ECC Memory Sapphire ATI 4870x2 Graphics Card Turtle Beach Audio Advantage USB Sound Card Belkin F5D8053 v3 USB Wireless Network Adapter 1TB Western Digital SATA HDD SATA DVD Burner (Use a SATA drive. Installation wouldnt work on a IDE drive.) Logitech Wireless Mouse and Keyboard. For this install you will need the following items: 1. OSX License - Buy one. 2. Kalyway 10.5.2 OSX Installation Disk v. 1.1 (A legitimate OSX installation dvd based on the 10.5.7 kernel would probably also work, using the Boot-132 method. I do not have an OSX install disk based on 10.5.7, the one I have is 10.5.6, so I could not test this theory). 3. Mac OSX 10.5.7 Combo Update from Apple's website. 4. Chameleon v2 5. Universal OSX86 Installer 6. EFIStudio 7. Ralink RT2870 USB Wireless Driver and Wireless Utility 1. BIOS Settings Once you have everything ready to go, we first need to change some BIOS settings. Otherwise the installer will not work. These will be changed back once 10.5.7 and Chameleon are installed. I. On the Main menu, select IDE configuration. Configure SATA as AHCI. II. On the Advanced menu, select CPU configuration. Disable HT Technology, disable Intel C-State technology, and set Active Processor Cores to 1. III. On the Advanced menu, select PCIPnP configuration. Set Plug and Play OS to Yes. IV. On the Boot menu, select boot device priority and make sure the DVD drive is set to the first boot device. 2. Installation With the BIOS changes made, save your settings and reboot with the Kalyway installation DVD in your drive. The installer will load and you will eventually come to a menu. If not done already, partition your hard drive. This can be done from Disk Utility in one of the menus up on top. I split up my 1 TB drive into: a FAT32 partition (to be used later on for Windows, reformatted as NTFS), an OSX Journaled partition, a second FAT32 partition (to be used later on for Ubuntu, reformatted as Ext4), a third but very small FAT32 partition (to be used as a swap partition later on for Ubuntu), and finally a fourth FAT32 partition to be used as a shared storage location between all of the OSes. Once partitioned, continue with the installation wizard. When you are presented with the opportunity, select the option to Customize the installation. You can safely uncheck everything in the menu. The one and only item you need to choose is in the Kernel menu: select the Sleep Kernel. Otherwise everything else is unnecessary. Continue with the installation (should take about 15 minutes) and reboot. Remove the DVD from the drive. 3. Starting OSX for the 1st Time After the system reboots, you will reach a black and white PC_EFI / Chameleon boot menu. Press F8 to specify some options and type the following: "cpus=1" Press enter, and OSX will begin to load. Follow the on screen directions. Eventually you will reach the OSX desktop. 4. Chameleon Install Chameleon v2. It is much better than the version Kalyway installed. If you need to reboot, dont forget to use the "cpus=1" boot option to get back into OSX. 5. Vanilla 10.5.7 Now that the OSX base system is installed, we need to update to 10.5.7, and replace the Sleep Kernel installed by Kalyway with the real 10.5.7 kernel. I. First, we have to prevent a certain extension that is known to cause instability / kernel panics from loading. Open up a terminal window. Type "sudo su", and enter your password. Next, run the following script: while sleep 1 ; do rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext ; done II. While the script is running, launch the 10.5.7 Combo Update installation package. Watch your script as the install progresses. If the script aborts or errors out, just quickly relaunch the script. When the installation finishes, you will be asked to reboot. DONT. III. Edit /System/InstallAtStartup/scripts/1 with vi or change the permissions on the file and use textedit. Scroll down near the bottom, and replace "Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext" with "dsmos.kext". Save your changes, and reboot. 6. Enable CPU Settings When the system restarts, enter the BIOS menu. Its now safe to enable the features that were previously disabled: HT, C-State, and all cores. Change the boot order if you like, and restart. When the Chameleon bootloader comes up, you dont need to use any boot flags. 7. DSDT Patch I dont know if it is necessary or not, but I applied a DSDT patch at this point. Grab the Universal OSX86 Installer from ######.com. In the Extra folder, there is a DSDT patch generator. Run DSDT Patcher, and you will end up with a file called dsdt.aml. Move this file into the root of your OSX partition. 8. Fix CPU Clock, FSB Speed, and USB Sound It is likely that your system does not correctly report the CPU speed, and your sound stutters terribly every second. This is caused by an incorrect reading of your CPU clock and front side bus speeds. OSX was reporting 3.6GHz CPU speed when in reality mine is 2.27GHz. Create a plain text file named smbios.plist in /Extra (if it does not already exist). You can use mine as a template, just change any appropriate values. SMexternal clock is your "FSB" speed in MHz (so 133 for Xeon 5520), and SMmaximalclock is the CPU speed in MHz (2266 for Xeon 5520): <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>SMbiosvendor</key> <string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <string>MP31.88Z.00C1.B00.080209154</string> <key>SMmanufacter</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>SMexternalclock</key> <string>133</string> <key>SMmaximalclock</key> <string>2266</string> <key>SMmemspeed</key> <string>1333</string> <key>SMmemtype</key> <string>24</string> <key>SMproductname</key> <string>MacPro3,1</string> <key>SMserial</key> <string>W88261E7YP4</string> <key>SMsystemversion</key> <string>1.0</string> </dict> </plist> Now your USB sound card should work properly, so plug it in. 9. Fix Onboard Ethernet The Z8PE-D12 motherboard has an Intel 82574L ethernet controller on it. This is the same controller used in the new Mac Pros, and as such, Apple generously provides the kext for us. We just need to add our Ethernet controller's device id to the list of supported devices in the kext itself. Open /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/Intel82574L.kext/Contents/Info.plist and edit the following lines: <key>IOClass</key> <string>Intel82574L</string> <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> I. Change <key>IOPCIPrimaryMatch</key> to <key>IOPCIMatch</key>. II. Add your Ethernet Controller's uid to the list in the line right after the <key>IOPCIMatch</key> line. My id is 0x10D38086 and the simple way to find out what it is is to use Windows Device Manager. III. Remove the line that says <key>IOPCISecondaryMatch</key>, and also remove the line immediately below that. Once complete, open a terminal and "sudo su" again. Then do the following: rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/Caches ; rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions.mkext Restart the system. When you get to the Chameleon boot screen, use the boot flags "-f -v". This will force OSX to load all kexts, and will spit out verbose system messages. You should see Ethernet adapters en0 and en1 now show up in Network Preferences. 10. Fix Hard Drive Icons You may have noticed that your internal hard drives have orange external drive icons. Open /System/Library/Extensions/IOAHCIFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOAHCIBlockStorage/Contents/Info.plist. Find the two lines that say: <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOAHCIDevice</string> Add the following immediately after those two lines: <key>Protocol Characteristics</key> <dict> <key>Physical Interconnect</key> <string>SATA</string> <key>Physical Interconnect Location</key> <string>Internal/External</string> </dict> Once complete, open a terminal and "sudo su" again. Then do the following: rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/Caches ; rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions.mkext Restart again, and use the "-f -v" boot flags. The drive icons should now show as internal drives. 11. Fix Time Machine Use EFIStudio GUI to add your Ethernet controller's EFI String to com.apple.Boot.plist. The change will be applied to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist. Open this file, and copy the line <key>device-properties</key> as well as the long <string></string> line immediately below it into the /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist. Restart the system. This should fix Time Machine. 12. Wireless Networking The Belkin F5D8053 v3 uses the Ralink RT2870 USB Wireless Driver and Wireless Utility. http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Supp...Macintosh.html Reboot. Plug it in. Simple enough. 13. Accelerated Graphics Card See http://netkas.org for instructions specific to your card. Reboot. Known issues I have not attempted to resolve. Feel free to identify any other issues or provide solutions: 1. Sleep and shutdown (sometimes) dont function. For shutdown, just select Restart and manually power off the system when it attempts to come back up. 2. Screensaver does not work properly. If you would like to triple boot, I recommend installing Windows next. Use EasyBCD to add a entry for OSX to your Win7 / Vista / 2k8 bootloader. Then install Ubuntu. When installing Ubuntu, dont install Grub to the MBR, just install it to the Ubuntu partition. Again use EasyBCD to add the new OS to the Windows bootloader. Hopefully I have not left anything out. I will update this if I did. Enjoy.
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