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    MacFaulty reacted to Slice in Binary releases and tests   
    I think there must be separate thread for binary releases and discussion about.
     
    24.10.2015
    I made Sherry based on Wine branch Staging with my Hackintosh specific patches.
    As well there are my mathematical investigations for textures and surfaces.
    Full log
    - security checks if some game wrong using Windows API. WineHQ will crash. Sherry will return "invalid call" for game to decide what to do.
    - reduce a number of tracing leading to lags
    - reduce repeated messages in logs
    - implemented D3DXSaveVolumeToFile, including save .dds files with compression
    - implemented support for DXTn compressed textures. There is a support in Stage but with external library and without Volume support. Sherry has this support.
    - implemented smooth filtering. It will be noticeable when small textures stretched to larger surface.
    - support for textures with several levels. It was partially supported in WineHQ. Stage has no correspondent patches.
    - check for wide range of Videocards (MacOSX specific)
    - correct OSX 10.7.5 graphics bug. So called AMDSpeedHack but affected Geforce 7300 as well. Sherry is faster then WineStage and CrossOver.
    - implemented a possibility to set custom quirks workarounds. For example preventing crash of Heroes VI
    - some support for new DirectX formats like DX9ex
    - check for GL_TIMEOUT_EXPIRED_APPLE. I may note that wine-stage is Linux specific while Sherry is Mac OSX specific.
    - crop images to not write out of window preventing crashes
    - implemented transparency by color key. It was used in some sprite games.
    - I also accepted patches from other people that are not accepted into WineHQ with different reasons, 34166, 35397
    - several security and optimization fixes
     
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17286472/Other/WS9WineSherry1.7.53-c.tar.7z  See new below
    It requires update Wineskin Wrapper with my libraries
    WrapperUpdate5.tar.7z
     
    2018-02-03 New WrapperUpdate. Some libraries in Update5 was 32bits only. Update6 contains more universal 32/64 libs.
    WrapperUpdate6.7z
     
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from H0chi in R9 290X Help for mavericks   
    Okay then, there you go!
     
    Attachment added with the following included in the package:
     
    - Clover configuration (s/n etc. are masked).
    - IOReg dump from IORegistryExplorer v2.1.
    - Clover ACPI folder (original and patched DSDT, as well as the DSL file).
     
    Check my signature for hardware / software specs (it's the desktop one of course  ).
     
     
    I hope that this information may help you. If you still need more information, don't hesitate to ask.
    files.zip
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    MacFaulty reacted to Pavo in R9 290X Help for mavericks   
    So..... after days and days of trying to get DP and HDMI working together on Yosemite with my 290x 8Gb I finally got it working using this binary patch:
     
    Find:
    000400000403000000010300120403030004000004030000000101001102010100040000040300000001020021030202000400000403000000010400220504040004000004030000000105001000050500040000040300000001060020010606
     
    Replace:
    000800000402000000010200220502030004000004030000000101011204010100040000040300000001020021030202040000001402000000010300110203040004000004030000000105001000050500020000040200000001040110000406
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    MacFaulty reacted to MattsCreative in R9 290X Help for mavericks   
    http://www.rampagedev.com/?page_id=82&page=6 someone get to it cause i have no time anymore to try plus i got everything working with my igpu and agpm patch
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    MacFaulty reacted to stingray_454 in R9 290X Help for mavericks   
    My 290X has had working DP with full acceleration and no flickering / issues since the first developer previews. I can't get it to work with Baladi but with the default framebuffers it works just fine (although if I connect another monitor I get flickering and similar issues). Works perfectly fine for HDMI as well, but not for DVI. I use the following settings:
    <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <dict> <key>ATI</key> <false/> <key>Intel</key> <false/> <key>NVidia</key> <false/> </dict> <key>PatchVBios</key> <false/> <key>InjectEDID</key> <false/> </dict>
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    MacFaulty reacted to Pavo in R9 290X Help for mavericks   
    Just wanted to report I finally got Clover to inject the FB, everything is working perfectly now, the binary patch I posted is still working with all ports and with HDMI audio for the R9 290x 8Gb which is in my Sig, now it might behave differently on a different card dunno. Now just gotta figure out how to patch the info.plist for AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext to replace GFX0 to PEGP and then patch AppleLPC.kext to replace 8c44 to 8cc4 anyone have any ideas to do this with Clover? I know I can do it with DSDT but I don't like patching DSDT
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    MacFaulty reacted to netkas in R9 290X Help for mavericks   
    Figured the problem, gpusupport.framework wasn't properly installed. trying to upload updated pkg
     
    EDIT: file updated, same link, file is new
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    MacFaulty reacted to abcdefghijklmnop12345 in Mountain Lion 10.8.2 + 6950 2GB = Bwah... HELP!   
    Hi all,
    I've got a 10.8.2 iAtkos install on my Hackintosh at the moment.
     
    It's using...
    8GB of Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600Mhz RAM @1.5V
    3570K CPU @ standard clocks
    GIGABYTE Z77-D3H motherboard @ F14 bios (F18 has usb problems, F14 works better)
    Intel HD 4000 intergrated graphics (currently what I'm using - not happy with performance)
    Saphire 6950 2GB Dual Fan edition on standard firmware. No unlocked shaders or anything, completely stock.

    So basically, I've no problems with OSX, it installed fine (I needed to use -x on install and I had to delete a kernel patcher or something from my install USB), and it boots and runs fine with no boot tags necessary.
     
    I'm not happy with it though, because at the moment it won't even boot unless I take out my dedicated GPU (the 6950). Once I do that it works fine, but it's annoying having to open my case every time I wanna switch between OSX and Windows.
     
    So my question is - how can I use my 6950 with OSX ML? Or at least not have to unplug my GPU each time I boot OSX
     
    I've heard that the 6950 does work with ML, but only on genuine macs and not hacktintoshes. On random forums and blogs people are claiming they've got their working - but never explained how. I've been trying to get all the info I can but it's all jumbled and different people are saying different things.
     
    Does anybody have anything definitive they can tell me about if/how I can get my card working with OSX?
     
    Thanks,
    Luke
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from YaPaY in ALC889 sound stutter problem   
    Hello,
     
    I have a little problem with my sound.
    You guys must get tired of all this voodooHDA, AppleHDA stuff, but I did my research and tried different solutions, but they just do not work :-(
     
    Here are my specs:
     
    AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3Ghz (not O/C)
    Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 (Realtek ALC889 Audio Codec)
    ATi Radeon HD4850 512MB Memory
     
    My Problem:
     
    My hackintosh is almost fully operational, all things (video etc.) work perfect except the sound :-(
     
    I have installed VoodooHDA 2.7.2 (the pkg file with prefpane) and plugged my 2.1 speakers in the front and Hey, I got audio :-) BUT, after a few seconds the sound starts to stutter a little bit, it starts playing and then so now and then it stutters like trrrrr and goes further with the sound, if you had a discman and you would shake with it, well that's exactly the same sound, but it is irritating me.
    I already tried SSE2 and Enhance Stereo in the prefpane, but didn't work.
    I also read on this forum that there is a solution with AppleHDA.kext, HDAEnabler.kext and ALC8xx.kext.
    Neither of this solution work for me.
     
    My question:
     
    Does anybody know how I can get rid of this stutter?
     
    If you need anything, just shout/post/pm, whatever suits you best :-)
     
    Kind Regards,
     
    Wcool
     
     
    EDIT: SOLVED! Repaired Permissions again, rebooted for the 3rd time and crackling / stutter is gone. Just to eliminate anything I set the Frequency of my Soundcard a bit lower (even lower than I did in the first place).
    So no help needed anymore, but if anybody has the same issue, he/she may have some help of this ;-)
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from saiyyan in AMD Legacy 10.6.8 64-bit?   
    I could swear I've run x64 apps on 10.6.7 with the -force64 arch=i386 flags. Is it because of the kernel? If yes, how to downgrade?
     
    Thanks in advance!
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from 廿浮沉 in Marvell Yukon 88E8059 Gigabit LAN almost working, need help with further technical   
    If I go with the verbose boot log created by the system I don't see any errors. It even reads my MAC address:
     
    edit: There is an error. Check the block code below this one. I really want this to work, is there anything I might try? Other Rx values or what-so-ever?
     

    Nov 3 22:21:27 Mac-Pro-van-Wout kernel[0]: AppleYukon2: Marvell Yukon Gigabit Adapter 88E8059 Singleport Copper SA Nov 3 22:21:27 Mac-Pro-van-Wout kernel[0]: AppleYukon2: RxRingSize <= 1024, TxRingSize 256, RX_MAX_LE 1024, TX_MAX_LE 768, ST_MAX_LE 3328 Nov 3 22:21:27 Mac-Pro-van-Wout kernel[0]: yukon: Ethernet address 00:24:54:a6:a6:a2 Nov 3 22:21:27 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: Session 256 retained (2 references) Nov 3 22:21:27 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: init_page_flip: page flip mode is on Nov 3 22:21:27 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local apsd[70]: CGSLookupServerRootPort: Failed to look up the port for "com.apple.windowserver.active" (1102) Nov 3 22:21:29 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local awacsd[68]: Exiting Nov 3 22:21:29 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: mux_initialize: kAGCGetMuxState (kMuxControl, kMuxControl_switchingMode) failed (0xe0000001) Nov 3 22:21:29 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: mux_initialize: Mode is safe Nov 3 22:21:29 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: GLCompositor enabled for tile size [256 x 256] Nov 3 22:21:29 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: CGXGLInitMipMap: mip map mode is on Nov 3 22:21:29 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: WSMachineUsesNewStyleMirroring: false Nov 3 22:21:29 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: Display 0x6bc5a000: GL mask 0x1; bounds (0, 0)[1366 x 768], 24 modes available Main, Active, on-line, enabled, built-in, boot, Vendor daf, Model 1680, S/N 0, Unit 0, Rotation 0 UUID 0x00000daf00001680000000006bc5a000 Nov 3 22:21:29 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: Display 0x003f003d: GL mask 0x2; bounds (0, 0)[0 x 0], 1 modes available off-line, enabled, Vendor ffffffff, Model ffffffff, S/N ffffffff, Unit 1, Rotation 0 UUID 0xffffffffffffffffffffffff003f003d Nov 3 22:21:29 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local WindowServer[91]: Created shield window 0x5 for display 0x6bc5a000
     

    Nov 3 22:23:17 Mac-Pro-van-Wout kernel[0]: AppleYukon2: error - FATAL: SkGeStopPort() does not terminate (Rx) Nov 3 22:23:17 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local com.apple.SecurityServer[15]: Succeeded authorizing right 'system.services.systemconfiguration.network' by client '/System/Library/Frameworks/SystemConfiguration.framework/Versions/A/Resources/SCHelper' [223] for authorization created by '/Applications/System Preferences.app' [145] (100003,0) Nov 3 22:23:17 Mac-Pro-van-Wout kernel[0]: AppleYukon2: error - FATAL: SkGeStopPort() does not terminate (Rx) Nov 3 22:23:17 Mac-Pro-van-Wout.local configd[17]: network changed: v4(en0!:192.168.178.27) v6(en0!:fe80::be05:43ff:feeb:48c4) DNS Proxy SMB
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    MacFaulty reacted to p.H in after kext installation getting timeout when rebuilding caches. Desperately need of help.   
    After you executed touch command, nothing is gonna return or show in terminal.
    You can pay attention to your CPU usage or processes.
    There should be 2 processes each named kextd and kernelcache.
    If they are eating up your CPU, they 're working then.
    Personally, those two processes lasted for about half a minute.
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from theconnactic in Mavericks kernel testing on AMD (formerly Mountain Lion kernel testing on AMD)   
    AFAIK, the corecrypto kext is in my install permanently there. Saw it in my win7 dualboot. Odd that it isn't there in yout install. Or odd that it's permanently there in my install, lol.
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    MacFaulty reacted to spakk in Mavericks kernel testing on AMD (formerly Mountain Lion kernel testing on AMD)   
    I just tried something:
     
    Why I cannot see the corecrypto.kext File on System /Library/Extensions/?? on my external hard drive?
     
    if I have not started Mountain Lion. That is when I open the external hard drive with windows 7.
     
    Can it be that, in the boot of OS X, the kernel creates a virtual corecrypto.kext? and after completion of the OS X corecrypto.kext is deleted?
     
    and what does this mean??
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1555 and this http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5396
     
    and what does this mean??
    http://www.opensourc...ern/OSKextLib.h
     
    or open the Mountain Lion xnu -->> *\xnu-2050.7.9\xnu-2050.7.9\libkern\libkern\crypto\* her are all the files for the corecrypto
     
     
     
    can someone explain to me?
    Can anyone confirm this?
     
    Sorry for my bad english
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    MacFaulty reacted to theconnactic in Mavericks kernel testing on AMD (formerly Mountain Lion kernel testing on AMD)   
    We made history here! Now Mountain Lion works on AMD Machines. The support is still limited to Phenom and FX-Series CPUs, but soon we'll have fixes for other CPU models ALL CPUS, but nVidia GPUs won't boot without either safe boot (-x) or disabling GeforceGA.plugin and GeforceGLDriver.bundle (thus no QE/CI - hopefully a fix will come soon).
     
    amd_kernel.zip -----> latest kernel: credits to Andy Vandjick! (Pag 74, post #1468)
     
    This kext is obligatory: you must install it before starting your machine: http://cl.ly/0o3s0d2c001A -----> AnVsCoreCrypto! No more need for any patched kext.
     
    Thanks to all that developed, tested, commented, helped to spread the news, to all who believed in what was deemed impossible. Success was our reward, and i'm very proud of it.
     
    Happy new year!
     
     
     
     
    EDIT: We have an IRC room for talking about development of a Mountain Lion working kernel for AMD and other unsupported CPUs. Join us! Server chat.osx86.hu, room #LegacyKernel
     
     
    Well, i suppose we're lucky for Apple's early release of its Mountain Lion kernel as open source. Thanks to this, a patched Atom kernel is already done, although it doesn't work on my little Atom netbook. Hopefuly, an AMD patched kernel will be around soon but, as everybody should know, this one will be a troublesome build. The AMD kernel for the now superseded Mac OSX Lion is very limited, to be kind. In most AMD machines, basic functionalities doen't even run, like - yes, believe it! - the Finder. It could be quite useless, but it's not, thanks to many alternatives and workarounds to be found at the community.
     
    The problem for AMD is that any patched kernel since Lion is strictly i386. To have access to 64 bit apps in an AMD Lion install, it's necessary a Buldozer CPU, since it has support for a key instruction set in OSX Lion, the ssse3 (please, don't confuse it with sse3). All other AMD processors should run strict 32-bit, forbidding crucial apps like the newer xcodes. A solution for this would be a sss3 emulator. Anyone willing or able to write?
     
    (silence)
     
    As i already knew. But even when some good-willing and capable-minded individual(s) do write the emulator, there's another issue: maybe Lion would be good to go with AMD, but Mountain Lion needs a 64-bit-only legacy kernel. And 64-bit legacy kernels equals instant reboots in AMD rigs in Lion, even on ssse3-capable Buldozer machines. You can try it for yourself, with a 64-bit patch of RAW x86 (boot with arch=x64_86): http://osx86.co/f100...687/page23.html
     
    The question: is it really needed to figure out why these problems plague Lion running on AMD to make AMD work under Mountain Lion? Or the behavior of 64-bit patches would be completely different in ML? Anyway, it seems obvious to me that a sss3 emulator is crucial, since the vast majority of AMD systems are non-Buldozer.
     
    So, there's an anxious waiting at AMD realm, to finally get an early update of AMD systems, to be shoulder to shoulder with Intel users.
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from bcobco in Mavericks kernel testing on AMD (formerly Mountain Lion kernel testing on AMD)   
    Nawcom's back? I'll give him my best wishes for it's successfull work and wish him all luck he can get to get through his medical issues.
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from theconnactic in Mavericks kernel testing on AMD (formerly Mountain Lion kernel testing on AMD)   
    That the errors are gone is a beginning (far beginning). I hope you can make it. Next year I'll get a class in Application Developer which I will graduate in (takes me 3 years, but hey) and then I might also be of some help to you. But for now I'll stick to beta testing. hahah
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from theconnactic in Mavericks kernel testing on AMD (formerly Mountain Lion kernel testing on AMD)   
    Yeah, I just found this topic off of Google and am very excited! If you need a tester, I'll qualify Nice to hear that there's so much going on at the background to get AMD working with ML
     
    I've got an AMD Phenom II X4 945 CPU and really would like to get full x64 experience
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from dj_romeo in [GUIDE] Install Snow Leopard 10.6 on GA-870A-USB3 / similar boards   
    In this guide I'll explain you how to install the Retail version of Mac 10.6.x on your system (preferred boards: GA-870A-USB3 GA-870A-UD3).
     
    I’m sorry if any English is not spelled correctly.
     
    edit: The 10.6.8 update has a bit delay, but will be added asap.
     
    edit: ##### means [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] (insanelymac strips m.beast from their texts?)
     
     
    Prerequisites:
     
    - Basic or moderate PC / MAC knowledge is recommended!
    - A MAC OS X Snow Retail DVD (GM is also OK).
    - A Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 or similar board.
    - [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] 3.10.1, you can get it at tonymacx86.com
    - Nawcom’s ModCD 0.3.1, download it from nawcom’s blog.
    - Nawcom’s Legacy Kernel for Snow 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 (So, 2 files!).
    - Combo Update 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 from Apple Support Site. (2 files approx. 2GB).
    - A blank HD or HD is formatted as a GPT disk
    (it didn’t work with MBR in my case, but of course, feel free to try).
    - Lots of patience!!
     
     
    Setting your BIOS:
     
    1. Turn on your PC and press DEL to get in the BIOS.
    2. Load the CMOS defaults and then change the defaults to the values below:
    - Advanced BIOS Features à EFI CD/DVD Boot Option [EFI]
    - Integrated Peripherals --> OnChip SATA Type [AHCI]
    - Integrated Peripherals --> OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type [As SATA Type]
    - Power Management Setup --> ACPI Suspend Type [S1(POS)]
    - Power Management Setup --> USB Wake Up from S3 [Disabled]
    - Power Management Setup --> HPET support [Enabled]
    - Power Management Setup --> ErP Support [Enabled]
     
    I recommend you to save these settings, just in case your CMOS will be cleared on reboot. To do this, go in your BIOS and press F11 and give the settings a nice name
     
     
    Installing MAC OS X Snow Leopard:
     
    1. Press F12 at the boot screen and select your DVD drive from the list. Boot with
    Nawcom’s ModCD!
     
    2. When loaded you’ll see your drives, swap the BootCD with your Retail or GM disc and when the light stopped blinking on your DVD drive press F5.
     
    3. Select your DVD drive if it isn’t selected and simply press ENTER. If you have an unsupported graphics card you may need to type –x first before you hit ENTER. If this doesn’t work try: -arch=i386 –busratio=<your busratio here>.
     
    4. Congrats! You’ll see the home screen of the setup of your Retail DVD!
     
    5. I assume you have a blank HD, if not, create a partition using the builtin MAC Disk Utility. There are plenty guides for that, so I’m not going to cover that process. Do make sure that the partition hasn’t had a fast-format!! I did a fast-format for a reïnstall once and my MAC wouldn't boot (I think it still used some earlier kexts, because voodooHDA was showing up but wasn't installed).
     
    6. If you reach the screen where you can choose the drive to install SL (Snow Leopard) to, click the button at the bottom-left corner of the screen, called Customize.
     
    7. De-select all printer drivers and only select your language (to speed up install).
     
    8. Unfold the CUSTOM OPTIONS dropdown list and select the following:
    - Legacy Kernel.
    - ElliotForceLegacyRTC.
    - SleepEnabler.
    - DO NOT SELECT ANY AUDIO OR DISK OPTIONS! These caused my install to fail!
     
    9. The best part, hit the Install button and your MAC will be installed, YAY!!
     
    After installation reboot and boot with your BootCD, don’t do any other things!
     
     
    Installing Combo Update 10.6.7 and running ######:
     
    1. At the BootCD screen navigate to the HD or partition where you’ve installed MAC and press ENTER, you may need to press a key again continue booting.
    1.1 If you cannot boot, try it with –x or –v or arch=i386.
     
    2. If you’ve booted in your MAC, CONGRATULATIONS!
     
    3. Open the combo update 10.6.7 you’ve downloaded earlier, but do not install yet, only start the install package (install screen).
     
    4. Open ######, but do not install yet. If you’ve opened ######, go ahead and install the combo update 10.6.7. Do not reboot after installation!!!
     
    5. If the combo update went fine, go ahead and run ######. The options
    below are for NON-DSDT USERS ONLY!!!
    Select the following in ######:
    - System Utilities.
    - Drivers & Bootloaders --> Miscellaneous (all checked, except the IOUSBFamily Rollback!).
    - Drivers & Bootloaders --> Audio --> Universal --> VoodooHDA 0.2.7.2 (VoodooHDA has better sound, more crystality).
    - Drivers & Bootloaders --> Network --> Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx Ethernet
    - Bootloaders --> Chimera v1.7.0 r1394.
    - Customization --> Boot Options --> 64-bit Apple Boot Screen.
    - Customization --> Boot Options --> Generate CPU States.
    - Customization --> System Definitions --> Mac Pro --> MacPro 3,1 (most used and most similarities between quad-core systems).
    - Customization --> Themes --> tonymacx86 Remixed.
    - OSx86 Software (all checked).
     
    6. Hit the continue button in ###### and then the Install button.
     
    7. When ###### is finished, install the Legacy Kernel 10.6.7 (all options checked).
    Reboot and boot from your HD where you’ve installed MAC, if everything is OK you should be able to boot from your HD and you should get in your installed MAC. To check your MAC version, goto the apple logo at the top-left corner and click on the About this Mac function! If everything went okay, you should see 10.6.7.
     
     
    Update to 10.6.8
     
    Because I haven't got this mobo anymore I cannot test it thoroughly, but according to the things I remember it must be correct or really close. So do make a BACKUP of your files or drive before continuing!
     
    Prerequisites
     
    - [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url].
    - The Combo update from Apple website.
    - Nawcom's or AnV's legacy kernel for 10.6.8.
    - Patience and not fearing for trial and error situations
     
    The actual update
     
    Open [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and check the same options as you did earlier. But now also check under the Drivers & Bootloaders category the Etron USB 3.0 driver.
    Now open and install the combo update and then switch back to [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and hit install button.
     
    You should be able to get into Mac just fine when rebooted.
     
    If this last part is wrong, or you have any optimization(s). Please, DO add here and I'll change it in the guide accordingly.
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from dj_romeo in Need help on Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 (Can't boot)   
    I edited the guide slightly to get a better system
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    MacFaulty reacted to dj_romeo in Need help on Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 (Can't boot)   
    Thank you for your help! I'll try to install MacOS on Instruction Wcool.
    In the result I will write here
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from dj_romeo in Need help on Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 (Can't boot)   
    Here is part A of your guide including update to 10.6.7, it worked on my GA-870A-USB3 this way, but I created a DSDT now, but this guide is for ppl without DSDT ;-)
    Hope this helps.
     
    I’m sorry if any English is not spelled correctly.
     
     
    Prerequisites:
     
    - Basic or moderate PC / MAC knowledge is recommended!
    - A MAC OS X Snow Retail DVD (GM is also OK).
    - A Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 or similar board.
    - [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] 3.10.1, you can get it at tonymacx86.com
    - Nawcom’s ModCD 0.3.1, download it from nawcom’s blog.
    - Nawcom’s Legacy Kernel for Snow 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 (So, 2 files!).
    - Combo Update 10.6.7 and 10.6.8 from Apple Support Site. (2 files approx. 2GB).
    - A blank HD or HD is formatted as a GPT disk
    (it didn’t work with MBR in my case, but of course, feel free to try).
    - Lots of patience!!
     
     
    Setting your BIOS:
     
    1. Turn on your PC and press DEL to get in the BIOS.
    2. Load the CMOS defaults and then change the defaults to the values below:
    - Advanced BIOS Features à EFI CD/DVD Boot Option [EFI]
    - Integrated Peripherals --> OnChip SATA Type [AHCI]
    - Integrated Peripherals --> OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type [As SATA Type]
    - Power Management Setup --> ACPI Suspend Type [S1(POS)]
    - Power Management Setup --> USB Wake Up from S3 [Disabled]
    - Power Management Setup --> HPET support [Enabled]
    - Power Management Setup --> ErP Support [Enabled]
     
    I recommend you to save these settings, just in case your CMOS will be cleared on reboot. To do this, go in your BIOS and press F11 and give the settings a nice name
     
     
    Installing MAC OS X Snow Leopard:
     
    1. Press F12 at the boot screen and select your DVD drive from the list. Boot with
    Nawcom’s ModCD!
     
    2. When loaded you’ll see your drives, swap the BootCD with your Retail or GM disc and when the light stopped blinking on your DVD drive press F5.
     
    3. Select your DVD drive if it isn’t selected and simply press ENTER. If you have an unsupported graphics card you may need to type –x first before you hit ENTER. If this doesn’t work try: -arch=i386 –busratio=<your busratio here>.
     
    4. Congrats! You’ll see the home screen of the setup of your Retail DVD!
     
    5. I assume you have a blank HD, if not, create a partition using the builtin MAC Disk Utility. There are plenty guides for that, so I’m not going to cover that process. Do make sure that the partition hasn’t had a fast-format!! I did a fast-format for a reïnstall once and my MAC wouldn't boot (I think it still used some earlier kexts, because voodooHDA was showing up but wasn't installed).
     
    6. If you reach the screen where you can choose the drive to install SL (Snow Leopard) to, click the button at the bottom-left corner of the screen, called Customize.
     
    7. De-select all printer drivers and only select your language (to speed up install).
     
    8. Unfold the CUSTOM OPTIONS dropdown list and select the following:
    - Legacy Kernel.
    - ElliotForceLegacyRTC.
    - SleepEnabler.
    - DO NOT SELECT ANY AUDIO OR DISK OPTIONS! These caused my install to fail!
     
    9. The best part, hit the Install button and your MAC will be installed, YAY!!
     
    After installation reboot and boot with your BootCD, don’t do any other things!
     
     
    Installing Combo Update 10.6.7 and running [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]:
     
    1. At the BootCD screen navigate to the HD or partition where you’ve installed MAC and press ENTER, you may need to press a key again continue booting.
    1.1 If you cannot boot, try it with –x or –v or arch=i386.
     
    2. If you’ve booted in your MAC, CONGRATULATIONS!
     
    3. Open the combo update 10.6.7 you’ve downloaded earlier, but do not install yet, only start the install package (install screen).
     
    4. Open [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], but do not install yet. If you’ve opened [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], go ahead and install the combo update 10.6.7. Do not reboot after installation!!!
     
    5. If the combo update went fine, go ahead and run [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]. The options
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    - System Utilities.
    - Drivers & Bootloaders --> Miscellaneous (all checked, except the IOUSBFamily Rollback!).
    - Drivers & Bootloaders --> Audio --> Universal --> VoodooHDA 0.2.7.2 (VoodooHDA has better sound, more crystality).
    - Drivers & Bootloaders --> Network --> Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx Ethernet
    - Bootloaders --> Chimera v1.7.0 r1394.
    - Customization --> Boot Options --> 64-bit Apple Boot Screen.
    - Customization --> Boot Options --> Generate CPU States.
    - Customization --> System Definitions --> Mac Pro --> MacPro 3,1 (most used and most similarities between quad-core systems).
    - Customization --> Themes --> tonymacx86 Remixed.
    - OSx86 Software (all checked).
     
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    7. When [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] is finished, install the Legacy Kernel 10.6.7 (all options checked).
    Reboot and boot from your HD where you’ve installed MAC, if everything is OK you should be able to boot from your HD and you should get in your installed MAC. To check your MAC version, goto the apple logo at the top-left corner and click on the About this Mac function! If everything went okay, you should see 10.6.7
     
    The update to 10.6.8 part of this guide will be completed very shortly! Stay tuned! This 10.6.8 guide will also have videocards covered! (not all of course )
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    MacFaulty got a reaction from dj_romeo in Need help on Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 (Can't boot)   
    Hey there, I'm from your PM, remember? :-)
     
     
    I will post a guide for you asap, I think tomorrow. So, stay tuned!
    I saw that you had 1 post / topic, so I thought I'll use that so everybody else with the same mobo knows what to do if they don't know already ;-)
     
    Kind Regards from Holland,
     
    Wcool
     
    P.S. for everybody else, I've got an Ati HD4850 + GA-870A-USB3 (almost) fully functional including USB3 SuperSpeed ports. If you need any help, post or PM me!
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