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  1. 1 TB was originally a limitation for booting a partition with Chameleon. I believe it has now been extended. Still, if one wants a safe installation from the beginning I think these are excellent guidelines from tonymacx86: http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=524
  2. Two things stand out as possible problems in your build. First, Apple did not support ATi Radeon 5770 graphics in Mac OS 10.6.0. It is probably supported now in 10.6.5, but Kakewalk probably does not supply the correct drivers and you may have to use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] from tonymacx86's blog. Second, you are using a 2T hard drive. Mac OS X must be installed on a 1T max partition. If you have done this, but have another OS (Windows) on the same drive but a different partition, you are asking for problems. I recommend that any Hackintosh Mac OS X be installed on its own 500GB or larger drive, with just one partition only.
  3. mrjanek, I see why I couldn't log on to your Kakewalk forum. My user name I registered was the same as for InsanelyMac, "trwoolley" - but it was mis-spelled by your registrar as "trwooley." I can get on now but with the wrong spelling. I ordered a ZOTAC ZT-98GEY3M-FSL GeForce 9800 GT Graphics Card for the GA-P55-USB3 build last night. I hope it will work. I guess you had to hack your build for your ATi Radeon 4890 to work. These old cards, both 9800 GT and Radeon 4890, are hard to find now at a decent price. Thanks for your advice, Tom
  4. mrjanek, I used to be registered on your old website, but now i find I cannot get a registered acknowledgment in your new Kakewalk forum. I've tried to re-register, but I've waited two days for an email confirmation without an answer. I had a perfect Kakewalk USB 2.0 install on my GA-EX58-UD5/Intel i7-920 build back in January 2010 and now I need to build a box for a friend based on the GA-P55-USB3/Intel i5-760. I know that you have recently built this yourself, so I would like to ask a few questions. I also found the USB method to be wonderfully easy. Will I have trouble with the new Kakewalk 3.0 iso method? Or will you be making a USB 3.0 method that will be as easy as what I used back in January? Have you found an acceptable 1394a firewire card for the GA-P55-USB3? My friend has many legacy Firewire 400 storage drives that he still wishes to use. I see you have OC'd your i5-760 from 2.8 to 3.5 GHz. What idle Celsius temps occur during latency on your build? Your build used an Ati Radeon 4890 no longer available. Will I have trouble using a Sapphire Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128 bit PCI Express GPU? You used Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600 memory. I thought the i5-760 needed DDR3 1333. I assume you make the switch in BIOS. Why is it necessary to upgrade Snow Leopard to 10.6.5 if my install DVD is 10.6.3? Mac OS X 10.6.3 came installed on the latest iMac Core i5-760 2.8 GHz Lynnfield CPU I will be using, and also uses the Radeon HD 5750 I will be using. It contains 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SO-DIMMs. If OS 10.6.3 supported these critical components, what is it about 10.6.5 that is necessary for OS installation using Kakewalk 3.0 on the GA-P55-USB3? I am aware that Snow Leopard currently does not support USB 3, nor is that particularly important to my friend. He has no USB 3 devices presently. I am wondering if your OS 10.6.5 requirement has to do with the Realtek ALC888 Audio chipset or Realtek 8111D LAN chipset - both used on the GA-P55-USB3? Thank you for any answers you might provide. I am really excited about this new build using Kakewalk 3.0 - with USB method hopefully!
  5. - Gwendoline - Mac OS 10.6.3 update creates new colorsync display profiles even on any standard Mac. It does not delete the old profiles, so go to System Preferences/Displays/Color and reselect your old display profile if you can remember which one it was. Or you may create a new display profile to suit your taste!
  6. Does your Extra and Extra/Extensions folder look like mine from my attachment with only one kext (fakesmc.kext), or are there some other KEXT or mkext files. If so, I suspect they need to be updated. Since I don't use them, I am not sure how to help you. Best of luck!
  7. trwoolley

    10.6.3 Released !

    Upgraded to Snow Leopard 10.6.3 - no issues. My procedure: 1) Disconnect all externals except mouse, keyboard, and monitor 2) Repair permissions 3) Restart 4) Install Mac OS 10.6.3 Combo Update 5) Restart 6) Repair permissions Done! Nothing else required - everything still works! See my hardware signature below for configuration. As far as I can tell no Apple applications or Utilities were touched. Several things were updated in the System Folder, including a few extensions in the attachment below: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...st&id=69026
  8. Upgraded to Snow Leopard 10.6.3 - no issues. My procedure: 1) Disconnect all externals except mouse, keyboard, and monitor 2) Repair permissions 3) Restart 4) Install Mac OS 10.6.3 Combo Update 5) Restart 6) Repair permissions Done! Nothing else required - everything still works! See my hardware signature below for configuration. As far as I can tell no Apple applications or Utilities were touched. Several things were updated in the System Folder, including a few extensions in the attachment below:
  9. Sorry to hear that you are having these problems. I agree that you should not try the dOOd DSDT tutorial until you at least have a stable system with the unmodified Kakewalk installed Extra folder. In my case I lived with an unmodified Gigabyte (Kakewalk) 1.5.1 install for about a month until I got my "sea legs" as it were with Snow Leopard OS 10.6.2. But my system was always stable - no crashes, freezes, or panics of any kind and everything (audio, video, sleep, LAN, etc.) was functioning without issues. During that time I added a second HDD to make a bootable clone of my install, so I was bit cocky to try some tweaks to reduce heat and required KEXT files in the Extra/Extentions folder. I was unaware that your Intel i7 930 might require different DSDT tweaking. I am just a beginner at this Hackintosh stuff - I guess with beginner's luck. But I did research the forums for which components would be the most compatible, easiest, trouble-free build and that information proved correct. I do hope that someone with more experience is reading this thread and can solve your problems. Post in the Kakewalk thread and the dOOd thread for expert assistance. You are right that this community is full of great help for those of us climbing up the steep learning curve. You have the right attitude, so keep your faith in yourself and life. I can tell that you are an overcomer for sure!
  10. Congratulations! I knew it would be a Kakewalk for you! Yes, I do recommend the Swhay Extra folder for your mobo. Leave the Kakewalk "boot" file alone, and just replace the "Extra" folder. You can tweak the com.apple.Boot.plist and smbios.plist later to suit your taste. The fakesmc.kext remains in the /Extra/Extensions with either folder. Kakewalk adds the JMicronATA.kext but I don't (didn't) use it. Analog output audio (green front case headphones, rear green output) has worked fine for me even without the Swhay/dOOd DSDT.aml. You do need to select the proper outputs both in System Preferences/Sound as well as Audio Midi Setup.app in your Utilities folder. The volume level from the mobo is lower than what I expected, but noise free. I have not yet tried the digital I/O. Be certain that you have made the correct mobo audio connections from the front case I/O cables. My LanCool case actually seems to run cooler with the aluminum side panels in place. The dOOd DSDT should lower your ambient temps about 6-7 degrees celsius. I use the stock Intel heatsink/fan. I may add a better CPU cooler later if I need it. But don't worry, your temps are well within spec from Intel. TJmax is about 100 degrees celsius! Again, be cool, and use the Swhay/dOOd DSDT.aml. You need no other KEXTS except what Kakewalk provides.
  11. My LAN has worked perfectly since I first installed Snow leopard with an early version of Kakewalk. Later I updated to the latest versions of Kakewalk without incident. Then I added the Swhay/dOOd DSDT.aml in Extra/Extensions for my GA-E58-UD5 to reduce CPU temps a bit (about 6-8 degrees Celsius) and still no problems whatever. If you follow the guide method for your install, including BIOS setup, your LAN will be fine. Good luck...
  12. I concur 100% with Swhay above. I selected my hardware after extensive research on Mac Pro compatible components since Snow Leopard would be my main system, not an auxiliary to Windows or Linux. I also based my build decision on available software installation support. The Kakewalk method is based on the AsereBLN bootloader refinement of Chameleon. It does not get easier than this, nor more futureproof for SL updates. The fewer KEXTS required, the better. An exacting DSDT.aml becomes not just necessary, but critical for full functioning hardware, and dOOd's thread provides excellent support for Gigabyte x58 boards.
  13. That is good news! Glad it has worked out for you.
  14. Ah, Pepechuelo, I don't have an Extensions.mkext in my Extra/Extensions folder, and neither does the one I downloaded from Swhay. Picture below: And I don't ever remember Kakewalk installing one either! The Extensions.mkext is usually a compiled combo of many kexts. Did you do that yourself? Anyway, you should remove it and reboot! Then see what happens. Good that you have a bootable clone as backup. P.S. Make sure you have RealtekR1000SL.kext in your System/Library/Extensions folder. That should have been installed with Kakewalk!
  15. The problems were exacerbated with Snow Leopard, as I understand it. Check Apple Discussions here: http://discussions.apple.com/search.jspa?o...Go&q=mybook or here: http://forums.bombich.com/viewtopic.php?t=11152
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