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About CaptainNemo

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  1. @p32r: Hmm have you reviewed your BIOS settings? For me it sounds like an issue with the BIOS. Maybe rewrite the ISO to another CD(-RW). Which board do you have (details)? @Hikki: No! The IDE jmicron device could create Kernel Panics! Why is it soooo hard to spend 20$ for a SATA DVD drive? Don't get.. really! And this was discussed a hundred times only in this thread. So for the others, asking me via PM how to get Snow Leopard to work on the GA-P35-DS3, I've just replied to a user via PM and thought it's maybe handy for the others here. Please note that it's a collection of a few tips and NOT a tutorial, because I can't access this computer anymore as my wife would be very unhappy when I would damage her loved Win 7 Here we go:
  2. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on ASUS P5Q Deluxe

    Hi guys! Because of personal and business related reasons, I don't have time to do this anymore. I also don't use a Hackintosh anymore. Please! Stop sending me PMs. I would love to help, but I simply don't have time for this anymore. If you can't use this tutorial for any reasons, please ignore it. Sorry and thanks for your understanding! Ciao Nemo
  3. P5Q & 10.6.1 Retail

    Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone has 2 graphic cards working on the P5Q Deluxe. I've 2 8600GTS (passive) and would love to drive my 4 screens on 1 Hackintosh instead of having to use 2 to use all screen size. I've added a device-properties string into the com.apple.Boot.plist and it's works great - for one card. As I'm not able to run NVkush because it's 32bit, I'm stuck here at the moment. Hope that's not too off-topic Thanks in advance! Ciao Nemo
  4. Hi Tessa, you're right It works very well on my ASUS board. As I also couldn't find a working boot-132 ISO (and I wasted 5 CD-R's while testing) I saw that video from osx86tutorials on YouTube and was amazed. I thought "it will never work on my PC", but I would be not a good Geek without testing, right? So I gave this a try and: for my surprise Snow Leopard works in some parts way better (and or course MUCH faster) than Leopard. I've collected everything and put it into one tutorial you can find here. Maybe I'll remove the Gigabyte board from my server and replace it with another one as I currently don't need VMs on the server, so I will try to install it on that, too :-) I was never a fan of HDD2HDD installs, but the good thing really is, that you still have a working system on your machine if the new installation fails - Also, it was a pretty fast installation. I would say I was able to use SL after around about 30mins. Not bad for a first time installation in my mind. Just the graphic cards issue SUCKS. Really. Having no working NVkush is bad, and also OSx86 Tools won't work, so you need to create the HEX codes for you com.apple.Boot.plist using your Leopard installation (see? Now you're happy that you still have it ). On the other hand, it seems like most nVidia 9x00 cards were detected automatically by SL. As I don't have one of those; I can't test. Tutorial for ASUS P5Q Deluxe is here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1278700 Ciao Nemo
  5. [GUIDE] Snow Leopard on ASUS P5Q Deluxe

    Hi thenight, well - honestly: wow - the thread really appears now I was a bit frustrated because it does not come up yesterday when I posted it. Anyway, to answer your questions: - I heard about people having trouble with the 2201 version and everytime it was recommended to user 1702. So I also recommend this, as SL works seamless on my rig with it. - As I mentioned in my post already, it seems like NVkush and SL don't work together. Looks like you need to build or find a plist file that you should "compile" to an HEX file using netkas gfxutil. After that, you can add this HEX code as "device-property" into your /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist as shown above. Let's hope that NVkush will be released for Snow Leopard aswell. I had to remove my 2nd graphics card and use "just" 2x 22" instead 3 of them now. Ciao Nemo
  6. Hi guys! Because of personal and business related reasons, I don't have time to do this anymore. I also don't use a Hackintosh anymore. Please! Stop sending me PMs. I would love to help, but I simply don't have time for this anymore. If you can't use this tutorial for any reasons, please ignore it. Sorry and thanks for your understanding! Ciao Nemo PLEASE NOTICE! This is a first raw version of the tutorial, you can call it Beta! I will go on and finalize it within the next days! Hey guys, so you want to give your ASUS P5Q Deluxe some of the 64bit magic? Here is how. Please notice that the credits for the stuff shown is going mainly to the creator of OSX86Tutorials on YouTube. This is just a collection of stuff from different sources put together into one seamless guide, so you don't have to search so much on your own :-) Requierments: - ASUS P5Q Deluxe mainboard - at least 1GB RAM - nVidia GeForce card (this is the harder part in Snow Leopard); I'm running a GeForce 8600 GTS with 256MB RAM - a running Leopard installation* - at least 2 harddisks (this should also work with 2 partitions, but I recommend the usage of a backup Leopard installation as there is no Boot CD or USB stick used in this tutorial) - this file: http://rapidshare.com/files/283781417/SL-F..._P5Q_Deluxe.zip - SATA HDDs - SATA DVD-ROM If you have NOT installed Leopard already, start here! Ok - so you're completely new to Hackintosh maybe? I like to give you a crash course. 1. Download this file which contains all you need (except a Leopard DVD, you need to buy the Retail one on your own ) 2. Write the containing ISO file to a CD and be sure you can boot it. This is your lifevest! 3. Copy all the other stuff to an USB stick, external HDD or even onto another CD-R. 4. If you don't already have, you NEED TO flash your BIOS next. Sounds risky and maybe it is, but I've done this several times and it simply works very nice. Get it from here. This is the 1702 BIOS which works quiet nice! (Credits to juzzi and his thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...36586&st=0). Save this file to an USB stick and be sure to attach it when you boot. 5. Enter the BIOS and select the EZ Flash utility. DO A BACKUP OF YOUR CURRENT BIOS TO THE USB STICK. Update the BIOS once the backup is done with the newer patched BIOS. BE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT INTERRUPT THE FLASH PROCESS! If you do this, you will KILL your mainboard. If you live in an area with often power outages you SHOULD do this ONLY if you connect your PC to a UPS! When this is done, the system will reboot. Enter the BIOS again! 6. Then, you need to set your BIOS to AHCI usage of your SATA HDD(s). When you install Leopard first, better remove the SATA cable from the HDD that should become your Snow Leopard HDD, so we don't rush into trouble later. 7. Mainly follow this tutorial, I've written for the GA-P35-DS3: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=157772. Of course, IGNORE the BIOS part and don't add the KEXT files shown or linked there. This could crash your system! Simply follow the Steps from my ZIP file that you've downloaded earlier. NOTICE: It's ok if you just do Step 2 & 3 from my ZIP file. We don't want to setup the "Perfect" Leopard based Hackintosh, we just need a base to install Snow Leopard from. If you already have installed Leopard, join HERE! and download KextHelper and put it onto an USB stick! If you've done Steps 1-7, you already have this tool. 8. Once you're done with that and have installed Leopard and are able to boot to it, you should shut down your computer, attach the SATA cable to the new Snow Leopard HDD and run into the BIOS. Be sure that you've selected the Leopard HDD for primary boot! We will changed this later once the Snow Leopard is installed. 9. When you boot into Leopard, you should receive a message telling you that there is a new HDD found and that you should initialize that. Do this! Use HFS+ and GUID as option (take a look at the other tutorial for details!). 10. Done? Great. Now comes the a bit more complicated part. Start with watching this video: It explains all you need to know and to do the main installation of Snow Leopard. I've followed this tutorial step by step and that's the way I've installed the nice running Snow Leopard on my ASUS P5Q Deluxe! 11. When you've successfully booted into Snow Leopard, you should grab the P5Q Folder you've downloaded earlier and extract it to the Desktop. Put the kexthelper file into Applications folder and launch it from there. 12. Drop the files from the folder "Extensions System 64Bits & 32Bits" into the kexthelper and give the system a restart. Things like sound and network should work now 13. The graphic card is a problem in Snow Leopard as OSx86 Tools do NOT work here. You can download EFIStudio and maybe you've luck. I've read some information that the 9x00 series of nVidia are supported by OSX directly, so maybe you don't need to add a driver. If you have a 256MB 8600GT oder 8600GTS, you can use the following HEX string and put it into your /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist AND into /Extras/com.apple.Boot.plist: <key>device-properties</key> <string>6c0200000100000001000000600200000d00000002010c00d041030a00000000010106000001 0101060000007fff04001e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e0 00000 2e0000004e7669646961204765466f7263652038363030204754204f70656e474c20456e676 96e65 2 05b4546495d22000000400030002c006400650076006900630065005f007400790070006500 00000 b 000000646973706c6179100000004e005600430041005000000018000000040000000000030 00c00 0 00000000007000000000e0000006e0061006d00650000000b000000646973706c6179140000 00400 0 30002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61792d41100000006d0 06f00 6 40065006c0000001a0000004e7669646961204765466f72636520383630302047540e000000 4e005 6 0050004d0000002000000001000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00014 0 00000400031002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61792d4220 00000 0 400031002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e0000004e5644412c4 e564d 6 163220000005600520041004d002c0074006f00740061006c00730069007a00650000000800 00000 0 00001020000000400030002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e000 0004e 5 644412c4e564d616322000000400031002c006400650076006900630065005f007400790070 00650 0 00000b000000646973706c61791c0000006400650076006900630065005f007400790070006 50000 0 00f0000004e5644412c506172656e74</string> Please notice that things like timeout just work if you put it into the Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist. The reason is quiet simple: Chameleon uses this one to boot from here What DOES NOT work yet: - Sleep - Audio In - Digital In & Out - more than 1 graphics card - Update seems not to update anything iTunes related What works: - Shutdown - Restart - Audio Out (Analog) - Network (the one on the bottom/right one) - AHCI - Some GeForce cards - Full 64bit Hope you are successfull by using this tutorial collection. If you have comments, please post it here. PLEASE NOTICE! This is a first raw version of the tutorial, you can call it Beta! I will go on and finalize it within the next days! Hi guys! Because of personal and business related reasons, I don't have time to do this anymore. I also don't use a Hackintosh anymore. Please! Stop sending me PMs. I would love to help, but I simply don't have time for this anymore. If you can't use this tutorial for any reasons, please ignore it. Sorry and thanks for your understanding! Ciao Nemo
  7. Retail OSX 10.6 on P5Q Deluxe/Others

    Heya, I'm also using SL on my P5Q Deluxe. Everything works very nice, except Line In. Does it work for you guys when you are using VodooHDA.kext? Ciao Nemo
  8. Hmm honestly, no. Can't be a BIOS setting, because you are able to boot into the OSX without it. Have you installed the Updates before you've installed the drivers? Not using OSx86 Tools but EFI Studio should end in the same as as far as I know, EFIStudio is a part of OSx86 Tools, but OSx86 Tools has a lot more drivers. I would give that a try, but I would lie if I would say that this sounds normal
  9. The good news: Seems like there's no "No boot device" message. The other good news is: remove the NVkush.kext as shown in my previous post and get familar with OSx86. I'm pretty sure the 8600GT is in the list This should solve your issues.
  10. Ok - no needs to worry at this time. Could you please boot with the option "-v" and paste the last few messages (or attach a photo?). Anyway - you could boot with the option with the "-s" parameter and join the Single User mode. Log on as shown "mount -uw /" as far as I remember and do this: cd /System/Library/Extensions rm -rf NVkush.kext When you've done this, type "reboot" and you should be able to log in again. If NVkush does not work for you, search for OSx86 Tools and use this tool to implement the graphics card EFI string into the com.apple.Boot.plist. Good luck! Ciao Nemo PS. You SHOULD install the drivers as you WANT to use QuarztExtreme
  11. Just same quickly composed thoughts: - You should check if your mainboard needs a BIOS patch (mine, P5Q Deluxe, needed it!) - You should check if your devices are set to AHCI in the BIOS - You should use Boot-132 and a Retail DVD instead of a "Distribution" and find the drivers/kext stuff on your own and adding them later using KextHelper. I know, this sounds frustrating at the moment, but believe me, after a lot months with crashing kernels and bad experience with Updates, it's worth the work Ciao Nemo
  12. Morning, well, I would LOVE to write some instructions for Snow Leopard, but it seems as it's currently not so easy to create a "Boot-132" CD for it, and installing from one HDD to another is not "smooth" enough to write a tutorial in my mind. Also, there are some tutorials out there already Ciao Nemo
  13. Ok - I can mark this as "working"?
  14. Hmm to be sure: Have you already installed OSX? Do you boot from CD or DVD? Do you want to boot an installation DVD or a Retail Installation?
  15. Have you entered 8f or 8e? Or which code? Have you exchanged the DVD with the Leopard? Could you please provide some more details?