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  1. chach

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Got my P5N7A booted thanks to the help of many folks. I have two issues that I could use some help with. First, my system won't restart or shutdown on its own. I used the OpenHaltRestart.kext from our friends at Psystar and I've got APM enabled in my BIOS. When the system reboots or halts, I always have to preset the reset or power button on my case. Second, I can't seem to get CI/QE enabled. I'm using the onboard the GeForce 9300 board with NVKush.kext over DVI. I notice when the system boots up and NVKush starts spitting stuff out on the console that it pins my chipset model as "I Can Has Model?". I can also see this in the System Profiler. Seems kinda strange - is it possible that there are multiple versions of NVKush.kext float around out there and that I have the wrong one?
  2. chach

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Ok, I figured this out. Probably a good tip worth posting for other users of this motherboard. In order to boot from a SATA drive, you must have your drive plugged into either the of the two black SATA ports as these are the only SATA ports that support AHCI. Lastly, go into the BIOS settings and enable AHCI on the first page under "Storage Settings". Hope this helps and thanks to everybody on this thread for all of their hard work on getting this board going.
  3. chach

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Hey Everybody, I pulled the trigger and got the P5N7A and I've been trying to get OS X installed. I've been using Lokoh's method of installation using my unibody MBP, the unibody MBP restore disc, modified OSInstall.mpkg, & an external USB disk as detailed here. Only thing I changed was that i used the dldt for the Asus board rather than the Gigabyte board. When I plug the USB drive back into my Asus motherboard and attempt to boot I get a kernel panic. So I've been trying to figure out what has been causing the panic. The logical thing to do was use the "-v" boot option, but everytime I do that and the system starts to boot it seems to hang at "BSM auditing present". I attached a picture of my screen that i took with my iPhone. So two questions - 1. Anybody know why I might be getting the kernel panic? 2. How can I get this thing to boot correctly in verbose mode? I assume if I was doing it right then I'd see the kernel panic on the console. Thanks in advance! UPDATE: Got it to boot in verbose mode by adding -v to com.apple.boot.plist. The kernel panic seems to be related to AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext. 2nd screenshot of console attached. Would love some help on this.. Thanks. UPDATE 2: I just decided to trash the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext and now the system doesn't panic, but I'm stuck at "Still waiting for the root device". I had this happen before but I can't remember how I fixed it. I'm using a SATA II disk that is connected to the first SATA port on the board.
  4. chach

    Asus P5N7A-VM

    Simple, reboot and then open Console.app. Read through the system logs up until your kernel panic.
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    Asus P5N7A-VM

    I know you said you are using Kingston memory, but are you absolutely positive that the type you purchased is on the qualified vendor list for the Asus board? List is attached. Also it sounds like your issue is different from the earlier ones posted on this thread. The 2+ GB issue with the Gigabyte board actually causes the display to become corrupted as a result of the OS using the video card's memory. If you have a crystal clear picture (even if it is the kernel panic screen), then I would say that your video memory is still intact. Have you checked the console to see if you have any strange error's that might indicate a different problem? QVL_DDR2_667_and_800.pdf
  6. Thanks for the quick reply. That looks like what I want, except that it is for a PCI-Express slot. Unfortunately my piece o' {censored} hackintosh only has PCI slots. I guess I'll try looking for some PCI controllers that use the Silicon Image chip you mentioned.
  7. Can somebody please recommend a SATA II controller card (PCI) that is compatible with OS X on a Hackintosh? My box has a built-in SATA card, but I'm in need of some additional SATA ports. I will be booting off of drives that are attached to this card. Thanks everybody.