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  1. Evening all, Some of you no doubt know me by now and some of you may not but here we have a fairly simple way to install Mountain Lion to a P8P67 Pro based system. I have tested this on 2 systems, one using a pair of AMD HD6870's and one using a single AMD HD6970. You will need 3 things in order to build this usb stick successfully.. 1 - A usb stick (or drive) large enough to contain the contents of the install image (8 gig should do) 2 - A downloaded copy of the Mountain Lion Developer Preview (don't ask me for it) - Instructions for the GM and the latest package can be found at the bottom of this post. 3 - The 2 packages from the this download http://www.mediafire...ckof84odvuircg2 Ok Moving on.. First step (pretty obvious) Boot into Snow Leopard or Lion Use disk utility to format your USB stick or drive as mac os extended with GUID partition table (or mbr - doesn't matter as the package will patch the installer for mbr anyway) right click your Mountain Lion image and select 'open with DiskImageMounter', Run ShowAllFiles (to show hidden files), Open finder and look for Mac OS X Install ESD, right click on the hidden 'BaseSystem.dmg' and select 'open with disk utility', In disk utility look to the bottom left to find 'BaseSystem.dmg', right click it and select 'Restore', Drag your formatted USB stick or drive into the 'destination' box, untick 'erase destination' and click 'Restore', Go for a beer, coffee or whatever takes your fancy as this will take a while! Once restore is complete go to the system, installation folder on the usb stick or drive and delete the 'Packages' alias right click your Mountain Lion image and select 'open with DiskImageMounter' (from step 3) and again 'open with DiskImageMounter' Open finder and look for Mac OS X Install ESD (be careful here as you will have 2 drives with the same name - your original 10.6 ESD and your new USB drive - I recommend renaming the USB drive at this point) Double click the 'InstallESD.dmg' to mount it Copy the 'Packages' folder from the 'MacOS X ESD' folder that should automatically open in finder over to the system, installation folder on your usb stick or drive to replace the alias that you deleted in step 10, WAIT for Step 14 to complete and then run the downloaded 'P8P67 Pro USB Installer' package and select your usb drive as the target - this will make the drive bootable and install everything onto the drive to allow you to install on your P8P67 Pro Congratulations your USB stick or drive should now be bootable and allow you to install Mountain Lion! Boot from the newly created Mountain Lion installation USB stick and run the installer (use F8 after post to select the USB stick, let it run the installer and install as usual) Once installation is complete reboot and again boot from the usb stick (F8 after post again to select it as the boot device), When chameleon loads this time you need to select your freshly installed Mountain Lion hdd to boot from so select it and wait for it to load After Mountain Lion has booted to the desktop run the other package that you downloaded 'P8P67 Pro Driver Installer.pkg' this will install the bootloader and necessary kexts to your newly installed drive NOTE: This package installs NullCPUPowerManagement kext - if you use a modified mobo bios you can delete this kext and flush your cache. If you use a 6950 or 6970 GPU "AND" use the modified mobo bios then be sure to set graphics enabler to no and when faced with the white screen and mouse pointer just press the power button to send the hack to sleep, wait a few seconds and wake it and all *should* be good. As always 'Good Luck all' Don't forget if you need GraphicsEnabler you will have to edit the boot.Plist because by default its set to No ------------------------------------------ UPDATED FOR 10.8 GM -------------------------------------- Latest install file for 10.8 GM is available here http://www.mediafire.com/?qdsknbsqwwvj5kz Install Procedure.. Follow steps 1-18 above At step 19 run the package that has been (hopefully) created on the root of your usb install drive. This package contains all of the kexts and the bootloader to make your new install bootable. Words of warning - Pay Attention.. If you use a 3000 series bios you are on your own - I've not tested against this bios version and you will most likely require a new DSDT. Once again NullCPUPowerManagement is installed by default but you can safely delete this and flush your cache if you are using a modified bios. I have removed the edited ATI 6900 series kexts because they wont work (or rather I couldn't get them working) with 10.8 GM. If you have an AMD/ATI 6900 series card don't waste your time. GraphicsEnabler is now enabled by default - feel free to disable it if you don't need it or have problems with it You may need to install driver package again after your first reboot to enable audio (seems to be a bug in the postinstall script that I've not managed to iron out). As always good luck!!!
  2. Hi all, some of you may already know me from the boot cd's and installation packages that I have built for the Asus P8P67 series of motherboards. Today I would like to share my fairly idiot proof method of building a Lion installation and repair bootable usb stick for Asus P8P67Pro and P8P67 based systems now that lion has reached gold master. You will need 4 things in order to build this usb stick successfully.. 1 - A usb stick (or drive) large enough to contain the contents of the instal image (4 gig should do) 2 - A downloaded copy of the 'Install Mac OS X Lion.app', 3 - An Extra folder specifically for the Lion installer usb stick/drive http://www.mediafire.com/?bolj08pj5s4hcl0 4 - The installation package from the latest AndyBoot CD for either the P8P67Sabertooth, P8P67Pro or P8P67 available from the links below:- P8P67Sabertooth http://www.mediafire.com/?uahydjc0koyyuvk P8P67Pro http://www.mediafire.com/?ytr7cp3gh46ovka P8P67 http://www.mediafire.com/?a1y7rgrxy3ems8c 1 - First step (pretty obvious) Boot into Snow Leopard, 2 - Use disk utility to format your USB stick or drive as mac os extended with GUID partition table, 3 - right click 'Install Mac OS X Lion.app' and select 'show contents', 4 - double click the 'Contents/SharedSupport' folder to open it in finder, 5 - Run ShowAllFiles (to show hidden files), 6 - right click the 'InstallESD.dmg' and select 'open with disk image mounter', 7 - right click on the hidden 'BaseSystem.dmg' and select 'open with disk utility', 8 - In disk utility look to the bottom left to find 'BaseSystem.dmg', right click it and select 'Restore', 9 - Drag your formatted USB stick or drive into the 'destination' box, untick 'erase destination' and click 'Restore', 10 - Go for a beer, coffee or whatever takes your fancy as this will take a while! 11 - Once restore is complete go to the system, installation folder on the usb stick or drive and delete the 'Packages' alias 12 - right click 'Install Mac OS X Lion.app' (from step 3) again and once again click 'show package contents' 13 - reopen the 'SharedSupport' folder 14 - Double click the 'InstallESD.dmg' to mount it 15 - Copy the 'Packages' folder from the 'MacOS X Install ESD' folder that should automatically open in finder over to the system, installation folder on your usb stick or drive to replace the alias that you deleted in step 9, 16 - run ShowAllFiles (to see hidden files) and copy the 'mach_kernel' from the 'MacOS X Install ESD' folder above to the root of your USB stick or drive, 17 - copy the Extra folder downloaded above to the root of the usb stick/drive, 18 - run the andyboot5 package relevant to your motherboard and select your usb stick or drive as the target, 19 - Congratulations your USB stick or drive should now be bootable and allow you to install lion! 20 - Don't forget after installing lion to run whichever andyboot5 package that you used on the usb stick again to install the contents onto your hard disk and make the system bootable! Good Luck all
  3. Afternoon folks, here we go again You will need 3 things in order to build this usb stick successfully.. 1 - A usb stick (or drive) large enough to contain the contents of the install image (8 gig should do) 2 - A downloaded copy of the Mavericks Developer Preview (don't ask me for it) 3 - The package from this download http://www.mediafire.com/download/bllh8tai7ie6ban/P8P67_Pro_USB_Installer.pkg.zip Ok Moving on.. First step (pretty obvious) Boot into Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion Use disk utility to format your USB stick or drive as mac os extended with GUID partition table double click your Mavericks DP1.dmg image if that's what you have, open the image and extract the 'Install OS X 10.9 Developer Preview.app' to your desktop (if you already have the app file you can skip this obviously) Right click the 'Install OS X Developer Preview.app' from your desktop and select 'Show Package contents' Run ShowAllFiles (to show hidden files), Open 'Contents/SharedSupport' and double click 'InstallESD.dmg' right click on the hidden 'BaseSystem.dmg' and select 'open with disk utility', In disk utility look to the bottom left to find 'BaseSystem.dmg', right click it and select 'Restore', Drag your formatted USB stick or drive into the 'destination' box, untick 'erase destination' and click 'Restore', Go for a beer, coffee or whatever takes your fancy as this will take a while! Once restore is complete go to the system, installation folder on the usb stick or drive and delete the 'Packages' alias right click your 'Install OS X Developer Preview.app' from your desktop and select 'Show Package contents' and open 'Contents/SharedSupport' Open the InstallESD.dmg and copy the 'Packages' folder to your usb stick or drive to replace the alias that you deleted in step 11, WAIT for Step 13 to complete and then run the downloaded 'P8P67 Pro USB Installer' package and select your usb drive as the target - this will make the drive bootable and install everything onto the drive to allow you to install on your P8P67 Pro Congratulations your USB stick or drive should now be bootable and allow you to install Mavericks. Boot from the newly created installation USB stick and run the installer (use F8 after post to select the USB stick, let it run the installer and install as usual) Once installation is complete reboot and again boot from the usb stick (F8 after post again to select it as the boot device), When chameleon loads this time you need to select your freshly installed Mavericks hdd to boot from so select it and wait for it to load After Mavericks has booted to the desktop run the installation package that you will find on the root of your USB drive named 'P8P67 Pro Driver Installer.pkg' this will install the bootloader and necessary kexts to your newly installed drive - this should make your new installation bootable. Please Note.. The installer does not install USB 3, NullCPUPowerManagement or Audio kexts - If you need to sinatll these then the kexts and kextutility can be found in the 'Additional Kexts' folder on the root of your USB drive. I do not use these kexts as I use USB Audio and have a patched bios so I don't need NullCPUPowermanagement - if you need them then install them. I have not tested the AppleHDA.kext - it's the same one used in Mountain Lion so 'should' work, I'm currently using an X-FI HD USB card which works via spdif. By default the package sets the smbios to use a MacBook Pro 8.3 definition - this is purely to simplify the installation. If you decide to change this to Mac Pro definition then be aware that you will need to delete the AppleTYMCE kext prior to booting after each DP update otherwise you will get a kernel panic. As always good luck!!!
  4. With all due respect that's a bit of a silly comment. There are so many people who have contributed in so many different areas of the hackintosh project that it's almost if not entirely impossible to avoid using other peoples work. It's also not always possible to credit the people who's work you are using because 9 times out of 10 you simply don't know who has contributed and how far back those contributions go. Not looking to be flamed so if you don't agree please just ignore
  5. So broken by design then - well that's handy!
  6. Absolutely everything you have said here confirms my confusion over the new mac pro and it's absurd new design. I always wanted a mac pro until they announced the new pedal bin shaped one
  7. All of them including dp6, only ever had a kernel panic if I use mac pro in the smbios which causes a KP until I delete AppleTYMCE. I'm going to have a go at creating some instructions using Pandora's box when I get a chance - Have to support these guys because it looks like a very handy installer and should make the install a lot simpler. Thanks I'll be sure to update the AppleHDA kext before I try my Pandora's box experiments
  8. Thunderbolt certainly does have serious tech potential but everything I have read indicates that outside of the apple/intel agreement it's not cost effective for other vendors to implement due to intels licensing costs being way too high. This is based on my own limited reading so I may be wrong and happy to admit to it if that is the case. The problem I foresee is that the hackintosh world will never get to grips with thunderbolt because it's just not likely to crop up on pc motherboards - it's not really the target market. PC's can be upgraded internally for graphics, usb cards, raid cards etc so that's really not what thunderbolt is aimed at - its aimed at closed systems with external only upgrades such as the new mac pro (which came first chicken or egg?). Sorry for going off topic btw
  9. Been watching this thread for a while and am a bit of a loss - Initially I thought it was a brilliant idea but after reading the feedback on this thread I'm left wondering what the benefits are. It seems it's no easier to get this board up and running than most other hack builds, has a price premium, limited choice of processor and no real benefits that I can see. I thought the initial idea was a mobo that made it simple to install osx and was as close to genuine mac hardware as possible but it seems that's not the case from the comments on this thread with most users having to use chameleon and install the same way as most hackintoshers by adding kexts etc. What am I missing?
  10. My take on this is that Apple are simply trying to add protection to genuine macs by ensuring that no OS specific kexts are tampered with. They don't care about aftermarket or hackintosh specific kexts that are not installed by the OS because they wont affect genuine macs hence they are in the exclusion list (not Apples problem if they wreak havoc etc).
  11. I suspect it's an issue with that bios version - i did recommend NOT using a 3000 series bios
  12. Are you using a 3,000 series bios? As far as I know the latest bios versions will break audio and last i checked there was no fix - yet another reason NOT to use those bios versions!!!
  13. As far as I know the limit was only on the boot partition so you 'should' be fine.
  14. Just run the package again - sometimes the sound wont stick on the the first run.
  15. Yup, I figured it's easy enough for people to lookup if they want to install to mbr. Including that patch limits the usefullness of the usb installer for future versions so I decided not to include it.
  16. No idea, I've never had to patch that kext.
  17. Check you have the latest firmware for your ssd - There are known ML compatibility issues with some OCZ ssd's with older firmware that result in the behaviour you are seeing.
  18. You beat me to it, was just about to post saying 10.8.2 final installs with no issues other than the usual need to reinstall the AppleHDA.kext
  19. Simple edit to the info.plist to remove all of the matching except for IOPCIClassMatch
  20. Try these modified drivers http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?dxcetph021ft8uy
  21. Mountain Lion friendly version of the kexts available here http://www.mediafire.com/?dxcetph021ft8uy if anybody needs them.
  22. 570 definitely works (I'm using one) also using a 480 in my spare hack without issue. The 670, 680 and 690 are all definitely reported as working (I don't have any of those cards so have not tested for myself but I trust the reports over at netkas forums indicating that they do indeed work with ML). I can't recall seeing anything about the 660's though so you may want to double and tripple check before buying one.
  23. I think it's mainly the cheapy OCZ drives such as the petrol series that are affected (mind you the petrol drives rarely work at the best of times - my first one worked for 2 whole days before packing up altogether and being returned for replacement).
  24. Same here, no problems at all on a P8P67 Pro (other than having to reinstall AppleHDA)
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