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  1. nForce OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO (and some other BIOS-based MOBOs as well, e.g. Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E, P5Q Deluxe) ************************************************************* INTRODUCTION ************************************************************* A. Motherboard and Chipset Applicability: 1. Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBOs This guide is primarily focussed on installing and running OS X El Capitan on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU BIOS-based MOBOs with an nVidia graphics card. {a} This is simply because I have an Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus 650i nForce chipset + Intel Q6600 CPU MOBO + GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card........but what works for the 650i should and invariably does work for the 650i Ultra, 680i, 750i, 780i, 790i, and 790i Ultra.....hence my topic tags.... {b} Note that in my topic tags, I say that this guide may only possibly be applicable to the 630i chipset. This is because it is still my current understanding is that the following nForce chipsets are not fully AHCI compliant and so can be used with imk's 64bit version (or subsequent versions of the AppleNForceATA.kext, such Tora Chi Yo's AppleNforceATA 1.0.6 version based on the AnV 1.0.4 32/64 Version etc.): nForce 430/410 (MCP51), nForce 590/570/550/680i/650i/780i/750i/790i (MCP55) nForce 430/405/400 (MCP61); nForce 560/520 (MCP65) nForce 630a (MCP67) Furthermore, the MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the enable nForce SATA Controller and require SATA RAID to be Enabled (implicitly enabling AHCI mode) even when not running a RAID system, for the NForceATA.kext to work. In contrast, the following nForce chipsets are/may be fully-AHCI compliant and so do not/may not work with the AppleNForceATA.kext: nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67); nForce 630i/620i/610i (MCP73), nForce 730a/720a/710a (MCP78) and nForce ION (MCP79) nForce chipsets (MCP65 and higher) support the advanced SATA features in the AHCI standard, such as NCQ etc. The MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the nForce SATA Controllers to "AHCI Mode" instead of "IDE Mode". {c} As I use an nVidia graphics card, the guide is naturally written from an nVidia perspective; nevertheless, I hope that owners of a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO with an ATI graphics card will use it too. For help with: (i) AMD/ATI graphics cards, IM is your friend...... (ii) For help with mixed multiple AMD/ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......e.g. aqua-mac, netkas, and later others....... 2. Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs users may also be able to use the guide, or at least also find it interesting and even helpful in places too....... I say this because: {a} Each reader's MOBO brand/model typically has to have its own custom setup for DSDT/audio/networking/video etc. {b} It is primarily the need for the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext in /Extra/Extensions/ or in /System/Library/ Extensions/ and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/ Extensions/, as well not being able to use a SleepEnabler.kext and having issues with sleep that distinguishes nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs from non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs rather than the basic procedures for installing OS X......... Hence, I have also used my USB installer (produced using this guide) with just a DSDT.aml file swap (as any nForce chipset-specific kexts in /System/Library/Extensions are not loaded into the kernel when OS X is running on a non-nForce chipset MOBO) to suit each MOBO, to install OS X 10.11.6 onto my Asus P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E and P5Q Deluxe MOBOs...... 3. Bootloader Choice Firstly, may I say that I am very pleased with all the parallel progress being made with the Clover and Enoch (Chameleon) boot loaders as they both allow OS X El Capitan and Mac OS Sierra etc. to be booted on PCs....... However, as the user of multiple BIOS-based 'legacy LGA775' MOBOs, I am especially thankful for the efforts of ErmaC and Micky1979 (not forgetting the original efforts of all the Chameleon team) in continuing to develop the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to the extent that it can successfully boot OS X El Capitan (and Mac OS Sierra) on BIOS MOBOs, and it is the boot loader (r2839) that I am currently using for OS X El Capitan. My primary reason for using the Enoch (Chameleon) boot loader to boot OS X 10.11.6 is that I previously used the Chameleon boot loader itself to boot OS X 10.5.8 through to OS X 10.10.5 (to which OS X 10.11.5 has now been added) all on a single MBR HDD and mostly mirrored on a single GPT HDD, along with Windows 7 and Linux on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus 650i MOBO. Nevertheless, if and when time allows, I will investigate the use of the Clover bootloader in legacy mode for comparison and interest. *************************************************************************************** This will be a "live guide" that will evolve in length depending on: (i) my very limited free time (hence my only finding some free time now to install OS X 10.11.6 as my 'real life' is so busy ) and (ii) the continued level of interest and need via posts in this topic from other 'die-hard' nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO users (whose nForce MOBOs simply refuse to 'die', preventing an upgrade excuse! ), especially IM members who have followed my previous nForce install guides... So, please read the current online "live" guide before attempting to follow it, even if you had previously followed an earlier version successfully..... UNDER CONSTRUCTION......via OS X El Capitan on nForce Stage 1 construction will commence upon IM member request - I need to determine the level of 'need' for this guide before spending my time on it - I hope IM members understand.... Part #1 DOWNLOADS and TOOLS USED Part # 2 Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X El Capitan(OS X 10.11.6) Installer Part # 3 Installing a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installer Part #4 Cloning a Bootable OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) System installed on a GPT/HFS+ HDD (e.g. external USB HDD) to your internal HDD MBR/HFS+ OS X target volume Potentially Stage 2 only by IM member request and as my time permits Part #5 OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) Installation / Boot / Operation Issues Part #6 How to Enable Natural Power Management ("vanilla SpeedStepping") in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6) on an nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO Part #7 Getting Audio Working in OS X El Capitan (OS X 10.11.6
  2. nForce OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO (and some other BIOS-based MOBOs as well, e.g. P5Q, P5Q Pro, P5Q-E.....) ************************************************************* INTRODUCTION ************************************************************* A. Guide Structure: The guide is split into sections and sub-sections (from post #1 to post #6) for ease of following and adding to.... Post #1 DOWNLOADS Post # 2 Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X Yosemite 10.10 Installer Post # 3 Installing a Bootable OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) Installer Post #3 Cloning a Bootable OX Yosemite 10.10 system installed on a GPT/HFS+ HDD (e.g. external USB HDD) to your internal HDD MBR/HFS+ OS X target volume Post #4 OS X Yosemite Installation / Boot / Operation Issues Issue 1. [PCI configuration begin] bootup error Issue 2. Booting via the Chameleon boot loader installed on an Advanced Format (AF) hard drive Post #5 How to Enable Natural Power Management ("vanilla SpeedStepping") in OS X Yosemite on an nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO Post #6 Getting Audio Working in OS X Yosemite It is a "live guide" that will evolve with both Yosemite and time (with some inevitable typo corrections, additions, deletions etc.)....... So, please read the current online "live" guide before attempting to follow it, even if you had previously followed an earlier version successfully..... A. Guide applicability: 1. Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBOs This guide is primarily focussed on installing and running OS X Yosemite on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU BIOS-based MOBOs with an nVidia graphics card. {a} This is simply because I have a 650i nForce chipset + Intel Q6600 CPU MOBO + Inno3D GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card........but what works for the 650i should and invariably does work for the 650i Ultra, 680i, 750i, 780i, 790i, and 790i Ultra.....hence my topic tags.... {b} Note that in my topic tags, I say that this guide may only possibly be applicable to the 630i chipset. This is because it is still my current understanding is that the following nForce chipsets are not fully AHCI compliant and so can be used with imk's 64bit version of the always mentioned nForceATA.kext: nForce 430/410 (MCP51), nForce 590/570/550/680i/650i/780i/750i/790i (MCP55) and nForce 430/405/400 (MCP61); nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67) Furthermore, the MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the enable nForce SATA Controller and require SATA RAID to be Enabled (implicitly enabling AHCI mode) even when not running a RAID system, for the NForceATA.kext to work. In contrast, the following nForce chipsets are/may be fully-AHCI compliant and so do not/may not work with the AppleNForceATA.kext: nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67); nForce 630i/620i/610i (MCP73), nForce 730a/720a/710a (MCP78) and nForce ION (MCP79) nForce chipsets (MCP65 and higher) support the advanced SATA features in the AHCI standard, such as NCQ etc. The MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the nForce SATA Controllers to "AHCI Mode" instead of "IDE Mode". {c} As I use an nVidia graphics card, the guide is naturally written from an nVidia perspective; nevertheless, I hope that owners of a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO with an ATI graphics card will use it too. For help with: (i) AMD/ATI graphics cards, IM is your friend...... (ii) For help with mixed multiple AMD/ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......as are aqua-mac, netkas, and others....... 2. Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs Non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs users may also be able to use the guide, or at least also find it interesting and even helpful in places too....... I say this because: {a} Each reader's MOBO brand/model typically has to have its own custom setup for DSDT/audio/networking/video etc. {b} It is primarily the need for the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext in /Extra/Extensions/ and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/ Extensions/, as well not being able to use a SleepEnabler.kext and having issues with sleep that distinguishes nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs from non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs rather than the basic procedures for installing OS X......... Hence, I have also used my USB installer (produced using this guide) with just a DSDT.aml file swap (as any nForce chipset-specific kexts in /System/Library/Extensions are not loaded into the kernel when OS X is running on a non-nForce chipset MOBO) to suit each MOBO, to install OS X 10.10 onto my Asus P5Q Pro MOBO and my Asus P5Q E MOBO...... . ************************************************************* ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ************************************************************* PLEASE NOTE that ALL CREDIT goes (in no particular order and both historically and currently) the original developers of the included applications/kexts/bootloaders and boot files etc: In /System/Library/Extensions/ NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - David Elliott AD1998b.FIX.kext - THe KiNG AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext - MeDevil for original kext AND imk for the working 64bit version EvOreboot.kext - EvO Team FakeSMC.kext – netkas, Slice nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext – eno VoodooHDA patched for AD1988B (also works with AD2000B) - oldnalpalm In boot sector, / and in /Extra/ Chameleon 2.3 svn r2401 Thanks to everyone involved in the development of Chameleon 2.2 svn r2401, making it a compatible bootloader for Yosemite......! Yosemite boot support starting from Chameleon revision 2381 Credits to: - Pike R. Alpha - ErmaC - Bungo - blackosx - Micky1979 - crazybirdy - oldnapalm - janek202 - MinusZwei - Andy Vandijck Credits to Chameleon Team http://forum.voodooprojects.org Thanks also to MaLd0n for the MacPro3,1 SMBIOS.plist Thanks also to oldnapalm for the Yosemite MBR Patch 10.10 (14A389) Apologies to anyone I have forgotten, or do not know to mention, or have yet to mention in the above credits...... ************************************************************* DOWNLOADS ************************************************************* Insanelymac Download Link for verdant_Yosemite_Support_Files_v1.0 verdant_Yosemite_Support_Files_v1.0.zip verdant_Yosemite_Support_Files_v1.0 Contents >> 64bit Kexts for /System/Library/Extensions/ ACPIMonitor.kext AD1998b.FIX.kext AppleHDA.1062.kext AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext AppleRTC.Yosemite.Patched.kext (using patch by Marchrius) EvOreboot.kext FakeSMC.kext IntelCPUMonitor.kext IntelThermal.kext nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext NVClockX.kext NVEnabler 64.kext SuperIOFamily.kext VoodooHDA.kext (patched for AD1988B by oldnapalm) >> Applications Chameleon Wizard Kext Wizard SMC Monitor >> Chameleon Bootloader Chameleon Bootloader Insanelymac Download Link >> Changelog for verdant_Yosemite_Support_Files_v1.0.rtf >> EFI Graphics String Apps EFIStudio_GTX.zip EFIStudio.1.1.zip OSX86Tools_1.0.150.zip plist_gfxutil.zip >> FakeSMC FakeSMC (3.1.0) - Revision 493. Made by mojodojo Release 10.6 - only use the HWSensor kexts appropriate for your hardware SMC_Stat_i - this is a SMC monitor menu bar app >> MaLd0n Extra Folder Extra_Folder.zip - this is the .zip file for MaLd0n's Extra Folder.pkg >> Pure 64bit Extra Kexts AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext ApplePS2Keyboard.kext ApplePS2Mouse.kext ApplePS2Trackpad.kext ATAPortInjector.kext AtherosFix.kext FakeSMC.kext JMicron36xATA.kext JMicron36xSATA.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext
  3. nForce OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO ************************************************************* GUIDE CONTENTS ************************************************************* Post #1 - How to Prepare for Installing OS X Mountain Lion on a HDD Introduction Download Links Acknowledgements Methods for [1] Enabling the download of OS X Mountain Lion from the Apple App Store and [2] Making a USB Flash Drive Installer for OS X Mountain Lion 10.8: Part A. Enabling Snow Leopard running in 64bit mode or Lion running in default 64bit mode on an nForce MOBO for purchasing and downloading OS X Mountain Lion from the Apple App Store Part B. Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive OS X Lion 10.8 Installer Post #2 - How to Install OS X Mountain Lion on a HDD USB and DVD Installer Methods for Installing OS X Mountain Lion on a HDD Volume (GPT or MBR): Part C. Installing a Bootable OS X Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) system on a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT USB Flash Drive Installer Part D. Installing a Bootable OS X Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) system on a MBR or GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT USB Flash Drive Installer Part E. Installing a Bootable OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 system on a MBR or GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using verdant's OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 Single Layer DVD MBR/GPT Installer Part F. Installing a Bootable OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 system on a MBR or GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using verdant's OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 Dual Layer DVD MBR/GPT Installer Post #3 - nVidia Graphics Card Operation in OS X Mountain Lion Getting an nVidia graphics card working in Mountain Lion Generating and Modifying an EFI Graphics String for Mountain Lion Indications that Core Image (CI) and Quartz Extreme (QE) are both enabled in Mountain Lion Obtaining the NVCAP data string from your nVidia graphics card BIOS via Windows Inserting nVidia Graphics Card Hardware Matching Device ID into nVidia Graphics Kexts Post #4 - Generating and Modifying the DSDT.aml File for Your Own nForce MOBO Device (RTC) fix for the CMOS Reset issue DTGP Method patch to enable use of other patches in the DSDT.aml file Device (HPET) fix to enable the removal of NullCPUPowerManagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions/ and loading of AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext Device (LPCB) patch insertion into the DSDT.aml file to enable Native Power Management in OS X Device (TMR) and Device (PIC) fixes to prevent audio "stuttering" when Native Power Management in OS X is enabled, i.e. after SpeedStepping with C-states is enabled Post #5 - How to Enable Natural Power Management ("vanilla SpeedStepping") in OS X Mountain Lion (and OS X Lion and OS X Snow Leopard) on an nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO Post #6 - OS X Mountain Lion Installation / Boot / Operation Issues Issue 1. [PCI configuration begin] bootup error - proposed solutions Issue 2. Setting up Builtin Ethernet manually / LAN0 / (en0) - proposed solutions Post #7 - Getting Audio Working in OS X Mountain Lion Asus SupremeFX II Audio Card (Analog Devices AD1988B 8-Channel High Definition Audio chipset/CODEC) Realtek ALC885/889a 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec via DSDT Modding Will be expanded in time...... Post #8 - Peripheral Devices on nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs Device 1. Asmedia 106x SATA Controller Ver 0.95 AHCI Mode Issue 1. Displayed in System Report as "Unknown AHCI Standard Controller:" and "Vendor: Unknown" Issue 2. Updating the ASM1061 firmware from version 0.89 to version 0.95 and then 0.95.1 Issue 3. Resolvable Issues when the Asmedia SATA Controller is connected to one or more SATA Optical Drives ************************************************************* INTRODUCTION ************************************************************* This guide is: 1. Is focussed on installing and running OS X Lion on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO with an nVidia graphics card: simply because I have a 650i nForce chipset + Intel Q6600 CPU MOBO + Inno3D GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card........and what works for the 650i should and invariably does work for the 650i Ultra, 680i, 750i, 780i, 790i, and 790i Ultra.....hence my topic tags.... However, in my topic tags, I say 630i only possibly. This is because my current understanding is that the following nForce chipsets are not fully AHCI compliant and so can be used with imk's 64bit version of the always mentioned nForceATA.kext: nForce 430/410 (MCP51), nForce 590/570/550/680i/650i/780i/750i/790i (MCP55) and nForce 430/405/400 (MCP61); nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67) Furthermore, the MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the enable nForce SATA Controller and require SATA RAID to be Enabled (implicitly enabling AHCI mode) even when not running a RAID system, for the NForceATA.kext to work. In contrast, the following nForce chipsets are/may be fully-AHCI compliant and so do not/may not work with the AppleNForceATA.kext: nForce 560/520 (MCP65) and nForce 630a (MCP67); nForce 630i/620i/610i (MCP73), nForce 730a/720a/710a (MCP78) and nForce ION (MCP79) nForce chipsets (MCP65 and higher) support the advanced SATA features in the AHCI standard, such as NCQ etc. The MOBOs using one of these nForce chipsets usually have the BIOS option to set the nForce SATA Controllers to "AHCI Mode" instead of "IDE Mode". ************************************************************* As I use an nVidia graphics card, the guide is naturally written from an nVidia perspective; nevertheless, I hope that owners of a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO with an ATI graphics card will use it too because hopefully the method that you have used to get full CI/QE and multi-resolutions in OS X Lion and/or OS X Snow Leopard work the same for OS X Mountain Lion, or work with only convenient minor changes. ************************************************************* For help with: 1. AMD/ATI graphics cards go here 2. Multiple nVidia graphics card(s) and/or displays go here but go here for setting up your DSDT.aml for AMD/ATI graphics cards 3. For help with mixed multiple AMD/ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......as are aqua-mac, netkas, and others....... I also hope that non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs also find it interesting and even helpful too....... I say this because: {a} Each reader's MOBO brand/model typically has to have its own custom setup for DSDT/audio/networking/video etc. {b} It is primarily the need for the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext in /Extra/Extensions/ and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/ Extensions/, as well not being able to use a SleepEnabler.kext and having issues with sleep that distinguishes nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs from non-nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs rather than the basic procedures for installing OS X......... 2. Split into sections and sub-sections (from post #1 to post #8) for ease of following and adding to.... 3. A "live guide" that will evolve with both Mountain Lion and time (with some inevitable typo corrections, additions, deletions etc.)....... So, please read the current online "live" guide before attempting to follow it, even if you had previously followed an earlier version successfully..... 4. Starts with the assumption that you already have OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.6 or later) OR OS X Lion (10.7.2 or later) installed and running in 64bit mode on a Mac or Hack using at least the following 64bit capable kexts in /Extra/Extensions: AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext EvOreboot.kext or OpenHaltRestart.kext FakeSMC.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext or Disabler.kext HOWEVER, if you are currently running OS X Leopard, then see my nForce RETAIL INSTALL GUIDE for Snow Leopard (10.6) on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO on how to install Snow Leopard....... Or my nForce OS X Lion (10.7) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO on how to install Lion....... While I realise that some of you may have already obtained the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.0 Installer as a .dmg /.iso image file, my working assumption is that most of you will need to have Snow Leopard installed in order to purchase and download the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 Installer from the Apple App Store....... My plea to all readers is: Remember Apple are a company not a charity and they will do all they can to protect their market share and profits, and if they ever begin to see the OSx86/Hackintosh web fora as a 'serious threat', they may decide to fully 'lock down' OS X......! SO PLEASE THANK APPLE FOR THEIR FANTASTIC OS AND FOR NOT FULLY LOCKING IT DOWN TO THEIR OWN HARDWARE BY SUPPORTING FURTHER AND FUTURE APPLE R&D ON OS X IF YOU CAN, BY...... [1] BUYING AND DOWNLOADING OS X MOUNTAIN LION 10.8 FROM THE APPLE APP STORE...... [2] IF AND WHEN YOU CAN AFFORD IT, PURCHASING A MAC AND/OR OTHER APPLE PRODUCTS IF THEY CAN DO WHAT YOU NEED THEM TO DO...... ************************************************************* DOWNLOAD LINKS ************************************************************* Sendspace Download Links Download 1. verdant_Mountain_LIon_Support_Files_v1.0 > verdant_Mountain_LIon_Support_Files_v1.0 >> 64bit Kexts for Sys_Lib_Extensions ACPIMonitor.kext AD1998b.FIX.kext AppleHDA.1062.kext AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext AppleRTC.MLion.Patched.kext EvOreboot.kext FakeSMC.kext IntelCPUMonitor.kext IntelThermal.kext nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext NVClockX.kext NVEnabler 64.kext SuperIOFamily.kext VoodooHDA.kext >> Applications Chameleon Wizard Kext Wizard SMC Monitor >> Chameleon Bootloader Chameleon-2.1svn-r2042.pkg.zip i386.2.1svn-r2042.zip >> Changelog for verdant_Mountain_LIon_Support_Files_v1.0.rtf >> CUDA 5.0.17 for Mountain Lion cudadriver-5.0.17-macos.dmg - this is the image file for v5.0.17 CUDADriver.pkg >> EFI Graphics String Apps EFIStudio_GTX.zip EFIStudio.1.1.zip OSX86Tools_1.0.150.zip plist_gfxutil.zip >> Lion FakeSMC - FakeSMC (3.1.0) - Revision 493. Made by mojodojo Release 10.6 - only use the HWSensor kexts appropriate for your hardware SMC_Stat_i - this is a SMC monitor menu bar app >> MaLd0n Extra Folder Extra_Folder.zip - this is the .zip file for MaLd0n's Extra Folder.pkg >> Pure 64bit Extra Kexts AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext ApplePS2Keyboard.kext ApplePS2Mouse.kext ApplePS2Trackpad.kext ATAPortInjector.kext AtherosFix.kext FakeSMC.kext JMicron36xATA.kext JMicron36xSATA.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext ************************************************************* ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ************************************************************* PLEASE NOTE that ALL CREDIT goes (in no particular order) the original developers of the included applications/kexts/bootloaders and boot files etc: In /Extra/Extensions/ NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - David Elliott AD1998b.FIX.kext - THe KiNG AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext - MeDevil for original kext AND imk for the working 64bit version EvOreboot.kext - EvO Team FakeSMC.kext – netkas, Slice In /System/Library/Extensions/ nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext – eno VoodooHDA patched for AD1988B - oldnalpalm In boot sector, / and in /Extra/ Chameleon v2.1svn r2042 Thanks to everyone involved in the development of Chameleon v2.1svn r2042, making it a compatible bootloader for Mountain Lion......! Chameleon Developers : zef, Turbo, dfe, netkas, mackerintel, mercurysquad, fassl, Kabyl, Crazor, Dense, kaitek, iNDi, munky, JrCs, asereBLN, rekursor, mozodojo, meklort, AnV, valv, AzimutZ, Slice, cosmo1t, cparm, Conti With thanks to : bumby, kalyway, Krazubu, Eddie11c, JaS, fassl, XyZ, SMF, flama, Galaxy, sckevyn, MasterChief, smith@@, blackosx, DHP, nawcom, scorpius, macman, dmazar Chameleon Package : kalyway, AzimutZ, blackosx, ErmaC, scrax, JrCs Thanks also to MaLd0n for the MacPro3,1 SMBIOS.plist Apologies to anyone I have forgotten, or do not know to mention, or have yet to mention in the above credits as the guide is expanded in due course...... ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Part A. Enabling Snow Leopard running in 64bit mode or Lion running in default 64bit mode on an nForce MOBO for purchasing and downloading OS X Mountain Lion from the Apple App Store ************************************************************* According to Apple, to upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion, the following must be done: Step 1: Make sure your Mac can run Lion. To run OS X Mountain Lion, your Mac must have a 64-bit capable Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better processor, as well as being capable of booting the Mountain Lion 64-bit kernel, 64-bit EFI, and 64-bit graphics drivers. Find out if your current Mac has one of these processors by clicking the Apple icon at the top left of your screen, then choosing About This Mac. General Requirements * OS X v10.6.8 or later * 2GB of memory * 8GB of available space * Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply. * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Supported Models * iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) * MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) * MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) * Xserve (Early 2009) * MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) * Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) * Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) For further information read this article and for a list of non-compatible real Macs, read this article. Step 2: Make sure you have the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard or OS X Lion. Get up to date with the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard or OS X Lion to purchase OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store. If you have Snow Leopard, click the Apple icon and choose Software Update to install the latest version, which is 10.6.8. If you have Lion, click the Apple icon and choose Software Update to install the latest version, which is 10.7.4. Step 3: Download OS X Lion from the Mac App Store. Open the Mac App Store from your Dock to buy and download Lion. Then follow the onscreen instructions to install it. In the case of OSx86 / Hackintosh PCs, the equivalent steps are: Step 1: Make sure your OSx86 / Hackintosh PC can run Mountain Lion. Initial Requirements: * A 64-bit capable Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better processor, as well as being capable of booting the Mountain Lion 64-bit kernel, 64-bit EFI, and 64-bit graphics drivers. * OS X v10.6.8 or later * 2GB of memory * 8GB of available space * Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply. * Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Further Requirements: 1. If your PC has a CPU that System Profiler lists as 'Unknown' even though it is an Intel CPU, it is not just a case of editing: The AppleSystemInfo.strings "UnknownCPUKind" entry from "Unknown" to, for example, "Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600" (found in OS X 10.6.8 /System/Library/CoreServices/Resources/English.lproj/}. [ii] The AboutThisMac.strings for Processor text fields in the About This Mac window (found in 10.6.8 /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app/Contents/Resources/), to get, for example, "3.0 MHz Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600" to display properly in the About This Mac window. because these changes are purely cosmetic......OS X still regards your CPU as Unknown......consequently, some software installers (if not hacked) will fail to install because the CPU is not properly detected, e.g. the Microsoft Silverlight installer. The solution is to use a bootloader with auto-CPU detection (following the work of DigitalDJ; see here). RECOMMENDATION: Try using a current Chameleon bootloader version, such as Chameleon Chameleon v2.1svn r2042 Hence, with a Core2Quad CPU, e.g. Q6600, the Chameleon v2.1svn r2042 bootloader will inject a "Quad-Core Intel Xeon" CPU-type...... 2. It is necessary to use a SMBIOS.plist which gives 'vaild' details as far as OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion are concerned for the following keys: <key>SMbiosdate</key> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <key>SMboardproduct</key> <key>SMfamily</key> <key>SMmanufacter</key> <key>SMproductname</key> <key>SMserial</key> because in OS X Lion 10.8 /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist, there is a list of Supported Board IDs: Mac-F2268DC8 Mac-F22C86C8 Mac-F22587C8 Mac-F2218FA9 Mac-F2218EA9 Mac-F42D86A9 Mac-F22C8AC8 Mac-F22586C8 Mac-942B59F58194171B Mac-F226BEC8 Mac-F4218FC8 Mac-942459F5819B171B Mac-7BA5B2794B2CDB12 Mac-F4218EC8 Mac-F2208EC8 Mac-F22C89C8 Mac-F22587A1 Mac-F221DCC8 Mac-F42388C8 Mac-F223BEC8 Mac-F4238CC8 Mac-F222BEC8 Mac-F227BEC8 Mac-F4208AC8 Mac-F22788A9 Mac-F4238BC8 Mac-F221BEC8 Mac-C08A6BB70A942AC2 Mac-8ED6AF5B48C039E1 Mac-F2238AC8 Mac-F4208EAA Mac-F22788C8 Mac-F2268EC8 Mac-F2218EC8 Mac-F22589C8 Mac-F4228EC8 Mac-F22788AA Mac-F42C86C8 Mac-F4208CA9 Mac-942C5DF58193131B Mac-F2238BAE Mac-F42289C8 Mac-F2268CC8 Mac-F4208DC8 Mac-F2218FC8 Mac-742912EFDBEE19B3 Mac-F4208DA9 Mac-F42D89C8 Mac-F4208CAA Mac-F42D89A9 Mac-F2268AC8 Mac-F42C89C8 Mac-942452F5819B1C1B Mac-F42786A9 Mac-F42D88C8 Mac-F42187C8 Mac-94245B3640C91C81 Mac-F42D86C8 Mac-4BC72D62AD45599E Mac-F2268DAE Mac-F42C8CC8 Mac-F42C88C8 Mac-94245A3940C91C80 Mac-F42386C8 Mac-942B5BF58194151B Mac-F42189C8 Recommendation: Use the very useful Extra Folder Installer prepared by MaLd0n: Extra_Lion.pkg.zip and run the Installer with the Extra Folder option UNCHECKED but CHECK the smbios.plist option that is applicable to your CPU: iMac9,1 -> Intel Core 2 Duo ("Penryn") iMac10,1 -> Intel Core 2 Duo ("Wolfdale") iMac11,1 -> Core i5, or Core i7 ("Nehalem") iMac11,2 -> Intel Core i3 or Core i5 ("Clarkdale") iMac11,3 -> Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 ("Clarkdale, Lynnfield") iMac12,1 -> Intel Core i5 or Core i7 ("Sandy Bridge") iMac12,2 -> Intel Core i5 or Core i7 ("Sandy Bridge") MacBook2,1 -> Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile ("Merom") / Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 MacBook4,1 -> Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile ("Penryn") / Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 MacBookPro4,1 -> Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile ("Penryn") / NVIDIA GeForce MacBookPro6,1 -> Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Mobile ("Arrandale") / NVIDIA GeForce and Intel HD Graphics MacBookPro8,1 -> Intel Core i5 or Core i7 Mobile ("Sandy Bridge") / Intel HD Graphics 3000 MacBookPro8,3 -> Intel Core i7 Mobile ("Sandy Bridge") / AMD Radeon HD and Intel HD 3000 Graphics MacPro3,1 -> Intel Xeon 5400 series ("Harpertown") / Use for Core2Quad MacPro4,1 -> Intel Xeon 3500 or 5500 series ("Bloomfield, Gainestown") / Use for Core i Nehalem/ Quad Core HT / Line 9xx MacPro5,1 -> Intel Xeon W3530, W3565, W3680, E5620, X5650, or X5670 ("Bloomfield, Westmere") / Use for Core i Nehalem/ Quad or Six Core HT / Line 9xx I have found that without the correct SMBIOS.plist details, i.e. all the details recognisable as 'valid' by the Apple App Store, it is not possible to purchase and download the Install Mac OS X Lion app from the App Store, even though other software can be purchased and downloaded via the App Store using a 'validated' Apple ID...... For example, I have found that using SMBIOS.plist details for a MacPro2,1 with my Core2Quad Q6600 CPU, which results in my OSx86 / Hacintosh PC being recognised by Geekbench as a Mac: did not enable the purchase and download of the Install Mac OS X Lion app, whereas using 'valid' SMBIOS.plist details for a MacPro3,1 (thanks to MaLd0n), which results in my OSx86 / Hackintosh PC being recognised by Geekbench as a Hackintosh: did enable the purchase and download of the Install Mac OS X Lion app.....! So, a OSx86 / Hackintosh PC being recognised by Geekbench as a Hackintosh is not necessarily an obstacle to being able to purchase and download the Install Mac OS X Lion app from the Apple App Store........ Step 2: Make sure you have the latest version of Snow Leopard or Lion. While Apple have recommended using the latest version OS X Snow Leopard version, which is 10.6.8 (make sure you run Software Update, so that the recently released Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update is installed; alternatively, you can download and run the standalone Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1.....the same advice to use the standalone Update Combo applies if you are running OS X Lion, i.e. MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.4.dmg. However, some IM members have had problems with 10.6.8 but success with 10.6.7 when attempting to purchase and download the Install Mac OS X Lion app.....so, if 10.6.8 does not work for you, try 10.6.7, or even 10.6.6.....the same advice applies if you are running OS X Lion. Step 3: Download OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store. Before attempting to purchase and download the Install Mac OS X Lion app from the Apple App Store, you should check the following: That you can enter your Apple ID and password and have it accepted....... If you have problem, then follow the procedure recommended by Apple.....the procedure has worked for me on an Ethernet connection..... [ii] That you can start the process of purchasing software from the App Store...... [iii] Read Section 1 of Part B. of this guide (in post #1) If and [ii] are achievable and [iii] has been done, then you should hopefully be able to open the Mac App Store from your Dock to buy and download Install OS X Mountain.app BUT DO NOT click on the “Install OS X Mountain Lion” installer app icon that will show up in the Dock......If you still have problems then try the following: [1] Go to System Preferences, then to Network......select your Network Service i.e. Ethernet or AirPort in the sidebar and click the '-' tab at the sidebar bottom, which will delete the service [2] Modify your org.chameleon.Boot.plist by adding in the following: <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> If you have a PIC NIC installed it may also be necessary to add an entry in org.chameleon.Boot.plist for PCIRootUID because a MOBO may have pciroot=0 or pciroot=1, shown here for pciroot=1: <key>PCIRootUID</key> <string>1</string> To find your pciroot value, use this command in Terminal: ioreg -l | grep -15 "AppleACPIPCI" | grep "_UID" which should give "_UID" = "1" or "_UID" = "0". [3] Reboot into OS X Lion and again go to System Preferences > Network......but now click the '+' tab at the sidebar bottom, to add a new Network Service named Ethernet (en0) for your LAN service..... I have a PIC NIC that is connected to the internet under the Network Service name 'Ethernet Adaptor (en0)' but is seen as built-in......System Profiler says against Ethernet Cards: This computer does not appear to have any PCI Ethernet cards installed. I wish you the same success I had in purchasing and downloading the Install Mac OS X Lion app from the Apple App Store...... Posted Image If you have problems with using <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> and/or <key>PCIRootUID</key> <string>1</string> then go to post #4 Issue 2 Setting up Builtin Ethernet / LAN0 / (en0) ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Part B. Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive OS X Lion 10.8 Installer ************************************************************* 1. You will need: [1] Access to a working Mac or Hack x86 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or OS X Lion 10.7.4 (I am assuming that you already have OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or OS X Lion 10.7.4 installed and running) [2] A 8GB USB flash drive (memory stick) [3] To be able to purchase and download OS X Mountain Lion from the Apple App Store. See Part A. [4] To download my "verdant_Mountain Lion_Support_Files_v1.0.zip" folder The “Install OS X Mountain.app” installer app icon will show up in the Dock. If it does, then the installer should also show up in your Applications folder. * DO NOT click on the icon NOR right-click on the icon and select Open * DO NOT double-click on its icon in the Applications folder 2. Extracting Necessary Files from Lion Installer App [1] Boot into Snow Leopard or OS X Lion and go to the Applications folder and find Install OS X Mountain.app WITHOUT clicking on the icon NOR right-click on the icon and selecting Open [2] Unhide all files via a Terminal command: *********************************************************** Terminal commands to show/hide hidden and system files: To show hidden and system files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder To hide hidden and system files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder *********************************************************** Or, you can download and run TinkerTool......select the Finder options: 'Show hidden and system files' option and then click Relaunch Finder to unhide......and deselect the Finder options: 'Show hidden and system files' option and then click Relaunch Finder to hide...... [3] Right-click on the Install OS X Mountain.app installer icon and select Show Package Contents. Open the Contents folder and the SharedSupport folder within it, and look for InstallESD.dmg [4] Open i.e. mount InstallESD.dmg and look for BaseSystem.dmg……LEAVE the Mac OS X Install ESD window open……. 3. Preparing the USB flash drive as a Mac bootable device volume [1] Plug in the USB flash drive and then using the Snow Leopard or Lion Disk Utility, partition/format it as a single GPT/HFS+ volume named OSX_Lion_USB_Installer (or your chosen name without spaces) as follows: In the Disk Utility sidebar, highlight your USB flash drive device icon In the Disk Utility main window, click on the Partition tab and select to partition as 1 volume, using a name with no spaces and format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)…… Then click on Options button -> select GUID Partition Table (GPT) -> click Apply Doing this will make the USB flash drive bootable on a Mac. Note that this operation will erase everything on the drive. 4. Installing necessary /Extra/ and /Extra/Extensions/ directory files and the Chameleon v2.1svn r2042 bootloader onto the partitioned/formatted USB flash drive [1] In the Disk Utility main window, click on the Restore tab to load the BaseSystem.dmg onto the OSX_Lion_USB_Installer volume.....doing this puts a base OS X Lion system on the USB flash drive volume…… Choose the BaseSystem.dmg file as the Source by 'drag and dropping' it from the Mac OS X Install ESD window into the Source Window (note that a '+ in green circle' appears momentarily) Choose your USB flash drive volume icon as the Destination by 'drag and dropping' it from the Disk Utility sidebar into the Destination window (note that a '+ in green circle' appears momentarily). Click the Apply button and it will create your bootable USB drive. Note that Erase destination checkbox will be ticked by default. The USB flash drive device name will be automatically changed to Mac OS X Base System in the sidebar…… [2] On the USB flash drive volume, open the System folder and double-click on the Installation folder within it…..this opens an Installation folder window…. Right-click on the Packages alias icon and select Move to Trash Go to the open Mac OS X Install ESD window and 'drag and drop' the Packages folder in the window into the open Installation folder window……the 3.85 GB Packages folder will take about 10 or minutes to copy over…… Also 'drag and drop' the mach_kernel file from the open Mac OS X Install ESD window into the into the USB flash drive volume's / directory…….i.e. into the open Mac OS X Base System Window…… [3] Note that the USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume /System/Library/Extensions/ folder does not contain all the graphics kexts that the installed OS X Mountain Lion /System/Library/Extensions/ does. The Mac OS X Base System volume /System/Library/Extensions/ folder is missing the following kexts, bundles and plugins, as well as the BJUSBLoad.kext: AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext AMDRadeonVADriver.bundle AMDRadeonX3000GLDriver.bundle AppleIntelHD3000Graphics.kext AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsGA.plugin AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsGLDriver.bundle AppleIntelHD3000GraphicsVADriver.bundle AppleIntelHD4000Graphics.kext AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsGA.plugin AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsGLDriver.bundle AppleIntelHD4000GraphicsVADriver.bundle AppleIntelHDGraphicsGLDriver.bundle AppleIntelIVBVA.bundle ATIRadeonX2000GA.plugin ATIRadeonX2000GLDriver.bundle ATIRadeonX2000VADriver.bundle GeForce.kext GeForceGA.plugin GeForceGLDriver.bundle GeForceVADriver.bundle Thus, depending on your installed graphics card i.e. nVidia or ATI, you may need to use Pacifist v3.0.8 to extract the relevant kexts, bundles and plugin from /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages/Essentials.pkg into the USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume /System/Library/Extensions/ folder, in order for your GPU and display to function properly when booting from the Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive OS X Lion 10.8 Installer, i.e. not present you with a black display screen at worst, or less worse, an incorrect and fixed display resolution, on reaching the OS X Lion Installer window. Since I have an Inno3D GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card, I had to extract the following files into my USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume /System/Library/Extensions/ folder so that booting the USB installer did not just present me with a black display screen on reaching the OS X Lion Installer window: GeForce.kext GeForceGA.plugin GeForceGLDriver.bundle GeForceVADriver.bundle Please be note that being able to use GraphicsEnabler=Yes in org.chameleon.Boot.plist for the same graphics card under different OS X versions via different Chameleon bootloader versions/revisions is not a given. For example, with my Inno3D GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card, to get full CI/QE and changeable display resolutions, the situation is as follows: OS X Leopard 10.5.8 - GraphicsEnabler=No and NVEnabler.kext OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 - GraphicsEnabler=Yes and so no NVinjector kext such as NVEnabler64.kext OS X Lion 10.7.4 - GraphicsEnabler=No and NVEnabler64.kext OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.0 - GraphicsEnabler=No and either a <key>device-properties</key> custom hex entry in org.chameleon.Boot.plist, that I generated using OSX86 Tools, or NVEnabler 64.kext For help with: 1. ATI graphics cards go here 2. nVidia graphics cards go to post #3 in this topic for single nVidia graphics card use 3. Multiple nVidia graphics card(s) and/or displays go here. 4. For help with mixed multiple ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......as are aqua-mac, netkas, and others....... [4] Run the Chameleon-2.1svn-r2042.pkg installer (in the verdant_Mountain Lion_Support_Files_v1.0 folder) and click on the Continue button in the Chameleon v2.1svn r2042 Bootloader Installer window…….then click Continue and Continue again and Agree…..then in the Standard Install window click Change Install Location and select the USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume in the Select a Destination window and click Continue……then click Install…..after a hopefully successful install, click Close.... [5] Go back to the open Mac OS X Base System Window……the Chameleon bootloader installer should have created the /Extra/ and /Extra/Extensions/ directories or folders……BUT you may have to create them manually afterward (as I did)…… [6] Copy across from your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard or Lion system, your MOBO's OS X DSDT.aml file into the open target HDD OS X Lion System Window, i.e. the target HDD volume's / directory……. [7] Copy across from your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard or Lion system, or from the verdant_Mountain Lion_Support_Files_v1.0 folder, into /Extra/ on the USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume, the following .plist files: smbios.plist for MacPro3,1 (use the one from MaLd0n's Lion installation via USB stick using Chameleon, DP4, GM and FINAL topic…….), or whatever MacProx,y designation matches your CPU.... org.chameleon.Boot.plist (assuming that you are using a recent/current Chameleon boot loader version later than v2.0 r11xx, or a version 2.1 revision) Also copy across (if you wish) your Chameleon bootloader Themes folder from your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard or Lion system, or from the folder.... [8] Copy the following kexts in /Extra/Extensions/ on your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard or Lion system, or from the verdant_Mountain Lion_Support_Files_v1.0 folder, into /Extra/Extensions/ on the USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume... FakeSMC.kext EvOreboot.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext AppleRTC.MLion.Patched.kext AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext AD1998b.FIX.kext or VoodooHDA.kext (for AD1998b) if this is the audio chipset/codec of your nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO You may also have AppleHDA.10.6.2.kext, FakeSMC.kext and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /Extra/Extensions/. Note the later versions/revisions of FakeSMC.kext v3.0 and later by mojodojo can function from /Extra/Extensions/ or from /System/Library/Extensions/ but be aware that earlier versions/revisions of FakeSMC.kext can only function from /System/Library/Extensions/ - hence step [8] below: [9] If you have AppleHDA.10.6.2.kext, FakeSMC.kext and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/Extensions/ on your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard or Lion system, then these need to copied from there, or from the verdant_Mountain Lion_Support_Files_v1.0 folder, into /System/Library/Extensions/ on the USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume…… [10] Having added AppleHDA.10.6.2.kext, FakeSMC.kext and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext to /System/Library/Extensions/ on the USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume, you need to use Terminal to reset the kexts ownership and permissions and rebuild the kernelcache file etc.....alternatively, you can use janek202's Kext Wizard for a Terminal-free life....... In Terminal type: sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions sudo touch /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions followed by sudo chflags nouchg /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi exit [11] Close all open folders within the Mac OS X Base System folder and in the Terminal type: sudo chown -R 0:0 /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Base\ System [12] Close Terminal and then go to /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup and delete the files within Startup…. IOKitPersonalities_i386.ioplist.gz IOKitPersonalities_x86_64.ioplist.gz kernelcache KextPropertyValues_OSBundleHelper_i386.plist.gz KextPropertyValues_OSBundleHelper_x86_64.plist.gz [13] Close the Mac OS X Base System Window and boot from the USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume by pressing F8 at boot-up to bring up the PC BIOS "Boot Menu", then selecting the USB Mac OS X Base System Flash Drive and pressing Enter. [14] If you experience the [PCI configuration begin] error on booting from the USB Mac OS X Base System Flash Drive installer, then see post #4, which gives four proposed solutions to this error....... ************************************************************* This guide is being typed up in OS X Lion from this point onward......so far I have not experienced any problems e.g. freezes etc. during hours of use...... Here are my system details: 1. Software Info: System Version: OS X 10.8 (12A269) Kernel Version: Darwin 12.0.0 Boot Volume: S1TB_GPT_OSX64_10.8 Boot Mode: Normal Secure Virtual Memory: Enabled Time since boot: 1:02 2. Hardware Info: Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro3,1 Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 3.00 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 Cache: 8 MB Memory: 6 GB Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz Boot ROM Version: MP31.006C.B05 SMC Version (system): 1.30f3 Hardware UUID: 25D0A764-DBE0-54C4-8E7F-7D481F6B1BB9 3. Loaded non-vanilla, i.e. non-Apple Kexts from /System/Library/Extensions via UseKernelCache=Yes ACPIMonitor.kext AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext AppleRTC.MLion.Patched.kext AppleRTL8169Ethernet.kext EvOreboot.kext FakeSMC.kext IntelCPUMonitor.kext IntelThermal.kext nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext NVClockX.kext SuperIOFamily.kext VoodooHDA.kext *************************************************************
  4. nForce OS X Mavericks (OS X 10.9) APP STORE DOWNLOAD INSTALL GUIDE on a Series 6 or 7 nForce chipset / Intel CPU MOBO ************************************************************* GUIDE CONTENTS ************************************************************* OS X Mavericks 10.9 FREE RETAIL is now running on my Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus nForce 650i MOBO, after installing to both MBR and GPT internal HDDs via my USB flash drive set up for GPT or MBR installation.... So, my Install Guide is now UNDER CONSTRUCTION starting with Post #1......being typed from OS X Mavericks....... Apologies for the slow completion of the guide but I have little free time and that is only on weekends...... Thanks verdant NOTE - Text in Black in this Install Guide is not to be followed yet as part of the Install Guide as it is subject to re-writing and/or removal where no longer valid or relevant etc. Post #1 - How to Prepare for Installing OS X Mavericks on a HDD Introduction Download Links Acknowledgements Methods for [1] Enabling the download of OS X Mavericks 10.9 FREE RETAIL from the Apple App Store - to follow [2] Making a USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR Installer for OS X Mavericks 10.9: Part A. Enabling Snow Leopard running in 64bit mode, or Lion or Mountain Lion running in default 64bit mode on an nForce MOBO for downloading OS X Mavericks FREE RETAIL from the Apple App Store

 Part B. Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive OS X Mavericks 10.9 GPT/MBR Installer Post #2 - How to Install OS X Mavericks on a HDD USB and DVD Installer Methods for Installing OS X Mavericks on a HDD Volume (GPT or MBR): Part C. Installing a Bootable OS X Mavericks (OS X 10.9) System on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using a Bootable GPT/MBR USB Flash Drive Installer Part D. Cloning a Bootable OX Mavericks 10.9 system installed on a GPT/HFS+ HDD (e.g. external USB HDD) to an internal HDD MBR/HFS+ OS X target volume 
 Part E. Installing a Bootable OS X Mavericks 10.9 system on either a GPT Partitioned Hard Drive Volume OR a MBR Partitioned Hard Drive Volume Using verdant's OS X Mavericks 10.9 Dual Layer DVD GPT/MBR Installer Post #3 - nVidia Graphics Card Operation in OS X Mavericks Getting an nVidia graphics card working in Mavericks Generating and Modifying an EFI Graphics String for Mavericks Indications that Core Image (CI) and Quartz Extreme (QE) are both enabled in Mavericks Obtaining the NVCAP data string from your nVidia graphics card BIOS via Windows Inserting nVidia Graphics Card Hardware Matching Device ID into nVidia Graphics Kexts Post #4 - Generating and Modifying the OS X Mavericks DSDT.aml File for Your Own nForce MOBO Device (RTC) fix for the CMOS Reset issue DTGP Method patch to enable use of other patches in the DSDT.aml file Device (HPET) fix to enable the removal of NullCPUPowerManagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions/ or /System/Library/Extensions/ and the loading of AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext Device (LPCB) patch insertion into the DSDT.aml file to enable Native Power Management in OS X Mavericks Device (TMR) and Device (PIC) fixes to prevent audio "stuttering" when Native Power Management in OS X is enabled, i.e. after SpeedStepping with C-states is enabled Post #5 - How to Enable Natural Power Management ("vanilla SpeedStepping") in OS X Mountain Lion (and OS X Lion and OS X Snow Leopard) on an nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO Post #6 - OS X Mavericks Installation / Boot / Operation Issues Issue 1. [PCI configuration begin] bootup error - proposed solutions Issue 2. Setting up Builtin Ethernet manually / LAN0 / (en0) - proposed solutions Post #7 - Getting Audio Working in OS X Mavericks Asus SupremeFX II Audio Card (Analog Devices AD1988B 8-Channel High Definition Audio chipset/CODEC) Post #8 - Peripheral Devices on nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBOs Device 1. Asmedia 106x SATA Controller Ver 0.95 AHCI Mode Issue 1. Displayed in System Report as "Generic AHCI Standard Controller:" and "Vendor: Generic" Issue 2. Updating the ASM1061 firmware from version 0.89 to version 0.95 and then 0.95.1 Issue 3. Resolvable Issues when the Asmedia SATA Controller is connected to one or more SATA Optical Drives ************************************************************* INTRODUCTION ************************************************************* ************************************************************* DOWNLOADS ************************************************************* Insanelymac Download Link for verdant_Mavericks_Support_Files_v1.0 verdant_Mavericks_Support_Files_v1.0.zip verdant_Mavericks_Support_Files_v1.0 Contents >> 64bit Kexts for /System/Library/Extensions/ ACPIMonitor.kext AD1998b.FIX.kext AppleHDA.1062.kext AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext AppleRTC.Mavericks.Patched.kext EvOreboot.kext FakeSMC.kext IntelCPUMonitor.kext IntelThermal.kext nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext NVClockX.kext NVEnabler 64.kext SuperIOFamily.kext VoodooHDA.kext (patched for AD1988B by oldnapalm) >> Applications Chameleon Wizard Kext Wizard SMC Monitor >> Chameleon Bootloader Chameleon Bootloader Insanelymac Download Link >> Changelog for verdant_Mountain_LIon_Support_Files_v1.0.rtf >> CUDA 5.5.28 cudadriver-5.5.28-macos.dmg - this is the image file for v5.5.28 CUDADriver.pkg >> EFI Graphics String Apps EFIStudio_GTX.zip EFIStudio.1.1.zip OSX86Tools_1.0.150.zip plist_gfxutil.zip >> FakeSMC FakeSMC (3.1.0) - Revision 493. Made by mojodojo Release 10.6 - only use the HWSensor kexts appropriate for your hardware SMC_Stat_i - this is a SMC monitor menu bar app >> MaLd0n Extra Folder Extra_Folder.zip - this is the .zip file for MaLd0n's Extra Folder.pkg >> Pure 64bit Extra Kexts AHCIPortInjector.kext AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext ApplePS2Keyboard.kext ApplePS2Mouse.kext ApplePS2Trackpad.kext ATAPortInjector.kext AtherosFix.kext FakeSMC.kext JMicron36xATA.kext JMicron36xSATA.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext ************************************************************* ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ************************************************************* PLEASE NOTE that ALL CREDIT goes (in no particular order and both historically and currently) the original developers of the included applications/kexts/bootloaders and boot files etc: In /System/Library/Extensions/ NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - David Elliott AD1998b.FIX.kext - THe KiNG AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext - MeDevil for original kext AND imk for the working 64bit version EvOreboot.kext - EvO Team FakeSMC.kext – netkas, Slice nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext – eno VoodooHDA patched for AD1988B - oldnalpalm In boot sector, / and in /Extra/ Chameleon 2.2 svn r2266 Thanks to everyone involved in the development of Chameleon 2.2 svn r2266, making it a compatible bootloader for Mavericks......! Chameleon Developers Team : http://forum.voodooprojects.org zef, Turbo, dfe, netkas, mackerintel, mercurysquad, fassl, Kabyl, Crazor, Dense, kaitek, iNDi, munky, JrCs, asereBLN, rekursor, mozodojo, meklort, AnV, valv, AzimutZ, Slice, cosmo1t, cparm, Conti With thanks to : bumby, kalyway, Krazubu, Eddie11c, JaS, fassl, XyZ, SMF, flama, Galaxy, sckevyn, MasterChief, smith@@, blackosx, DHP, nawcom, scorpius, macman, dmazar Chameleon 2.2 svn r2266 Package : kalyway, AzimutZ, blackosx, ErmaC (who submitted the Chameleon 2.2 svn r2266 Installer PKG and Binaries format (Manual install) to IM Downloads), scrax, JrCs Thanks also to MaLd0n for the MacPro3,1 SMBIOS.plist Thanks also to oldnapalm for the Mavericks MBR patch 10.9 GM (13A603) Apologies to anyone I have forgotten, or do not know to mention, or have yet to mention in the above credits...... ************************************************************* ************************************************************* Part B. Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer ************************************************************* Stage 1 - Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer 1. You will need: [1] Access to a working Mac or Hack x86 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.x or OS X Lion 10.7.x or OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x (I am assuming that you already have OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or OS X Lion 10.7.5 or OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 installed and running) [2] A 8GB USB flash drive (memory stick) [3] To be able to download OS X Mavericks (FREE RETAIL) from the Apple App Store. See Part A. [4] To download my "verdant_Mavericks_Support_Files_v1.0.zip" folder The “Install OS X Mavericks.app” installer app icon will show up in the Dock. If it does, then the installer should also show up in your Applications folder. * DO NOT click on the icon NOR right-click on the icon and select Open * DO NOT double-click on its icon in the Applications folder 2. Extracting Necessary Files from Mavericks Installer App [1] Boot into Snow Leopard or OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion and go to the Applications folder and find Install OS X Mavericks.app WITHOUT clicking on the icon NOR right-click on the icon and selecting Open [2] Unhide all files via a Terminal command: *********************************************************** Terminal commands to show/hide hidden and system files: To show hidden and system files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder To hide hidden and system files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE killall Finder *********************************************************** Or, you can download and run TinkerTool ......select the Finder options: 'Show hidden and system files' option and then click Relaunch Finder to unhide......and deselect the Finder options: 'Show hidden and system files' option and then click Relaunch Finder to hide...... [3] Right-click on the Install OS X Mavericks.app installer icon and select Show Package Contents. Open the Contents folder and the SharedSupport folder within it, and look for InstallESD.dmg [4] Open i.e. mount InstallESD.dmg and look for BaseSystem.dmg……LEAVE the Mac OS X Install ESD window open……. 3. Preparing the USB flash drive as a Mac bootable device volume [1] Plug in the USB flash drive and then using the Snow Leopard or Lion or Mountain Lion Disk Utility, partition/format it as a single GPT/HFS+ volume named OSX_Lion_USB_Installer (or your chosen name without spaces) as follows: In the Disk Utility sidebar, highlight your USB flash drive device icon In the Disk Utility main window, click on the Partition tab and select to partition as 1 volume, using a name with no spaces and format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)…… Then click on Options button -> select GUID Partition Table (GPT) -> click Apply Doing this will make the USB flash drive bootable on a Mac. Note that this operation will erase everything on the drive. 4. Installing necessary /Extra/ and directory files and the Chameleon 2.2 svn r22662 bootloader onto the partitioned/formatted USB flash drive [1] In the Disk Utility main window, click on the Restore tab to load the BaseSystem.dmg onto the OSX_Mavericks_USB_Installer volume.....doing this puts a base OS X Mavericks system on the USB flash drive volume…… Choose the BaseSystem.dmg file as the Source by 'drag and dropping' it from the Mac OS X Install ESD window into the Source Window (note that a '+ in green circle' appears momentarily) Choose your USB flash drive volume icon as the Destination by 'drag and dropping' it from the Disk Utility sidebar into the Destination window (note that a '+ in green circle' appears momentarily). Click the Apply button and it will create your bootable USB drive. Note that Erase destination checkbox will be ticked by default, or applied by default. The USB flash drive device name will be automatically changed to OS X Base System in the sidebar…… [2] On the USB flash drive volume, open the System folder and double-click on the Installation folder within it…..this opens an Installation folder window…. Right-click on the Packages alias icon and select Move to Trash Go to the open Mac OS X Install ESD window and 'drag and drop' the Packages folder in the window into the open Installation folder window……the 4.8 GB Packages folder will take about 10 or so minutes to copy over…… Now go to the open Mac OS X Install ESD window and open the Packages folder in the window, and locate the BaseSystemBinaries.pkg. Use Pacifist (current version is Pacifist 3.2.2) to extract the mach_kernel file from the BaseSystemBinaries.pkg to the root directory, i.e. / of the OS X Base System USB flash drive volume....i.e. into the open OS X Base System Window…… [3] Note that the USB flash drive OS X Base System volume /System/Library/Extensions/ folder does not contain all the graphics kexts that the installed OS X Mavericks /System/Library/Extensions/ does. The OS X Base System volume /System/Library/Extensions/ folder is missing the following kexts, bundles and plugins: Thus, depending on your installed graphics card i.e. nVidia or ATI, you may need to use Pacifist to extract the relevant kexts, bundles and plugin from /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages/Essentials.pkg into the USB flash drive OS X Base System volume /System/Library/Extensions/ folder, in order for your GPU and display to function properly when booting from the Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer, i.e. not present you with a black display screen at worst, or less worse, an incorrect and fixed display resolution, on reaching the OS X Mavericks Installer window. Since I have an Inno3D GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card, I had to extract the following files into my USB flash drive OS X Base System volume /System/Library/Extensions/ folder, so that booting the USB installer did not just present me with a black display screen on reaching the OS X Mavericks Installer window: GeForce.kext GeForceGA.plugin GeForceGLDriver.bundle GeForceVADriver.bundle Please be note that being able to use GraphicsEnabler=Yes in org.chameleon.Boot.plist for the same graphics card under different OS X versions via different Chameleon bootloader versions/revisions is not a given. For example, with my Inno3D GeForce 9800GT 512MB graphics card, to get full CI/QE and changeable display resolutions, the situation is as follows: OS X Leopard 10.5.8 - GraphicsEnabler=No and NVEnabler.kext OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 - GraphicsEnabler=Yes and so no NVinjector kext such as NVEnabler64.kext OS X Lion 10.7.5 - GraphicsEnabler=No and NVEnabler64.kext OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 - GraphicsEnabler=No and either a <key>device-properties</key> custom hex entry in org.chameleon.Boot.plist, that I generated using OSX86 Tools, or NVEnabler 64.kext, or DSDT GFX0 section patch. OS X Mavericks 10.9 - GraphicsEnabler=No and a DSDT GFX0 section patch. For help with: 1. ATI graphics cards go here 2. nVidia graphics cards go to post #3 in this topic for single nVidia graphics card use 3. Multiple nVidia graphics card(s) and/or displays go here. 4. For help with mixed multiple ATI and/or nVidia graphics cards and /or multiple displays, Google is your friend......as are aqua-mac, netkas, and others....... [4] Run the Chameleon 2.2 svn r2266.pkg installer (download from link given above) and click on the Continue button in the Chameleon 2.2 svn r22662 Bootloader Installer window…….then click Continue and Continue again and Agree…..then in the Standard Install window click Change Install Location and select the USB flash drive OS X Base System volume in the Select a Destination window and click Continue……then click Install…..after a hopefully successful install, click Close.... [5] Go back to the open OS X Base System Window……the Chameleon bootloader installer should have created the /Extra/ folder……BUT you may have to create them manually afterward (as I did)…… [6] Copy across from your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard, or Lion, or Mountain Lion system, your MOBO's OS X DSDT.aml file into the open target HDD OS X Mavericks window, i.e. the target HDD volume's root i.e. / directory……. [7] Copy across from your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard, or Lion, or Mountain Lion system, or from the verdant_Mavericks_Support_Files_v1.0 folder, into /Extra/ on the USB flash drive Mac OS X Base System volume, the following .plist files: smbios.plist for MacPro3,1 (use the one from MaLd0n's Lion installation via USB stick using Chameleon, DP4, GM and FINAL topic…….), or whatever MacProx,y designation matches your CPU.... org.chameleon.Boot.plist (assuming that you are using a recent/current Chameleon boot loader version later than v2.0 r11xx, or a version 2.1 or 2.2 revision) modules folder (containing e.g. FileNVRAM.dylib) Also copy across (if you wish) your Chameleon bootloader Themes folder from your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard, or Lion, or Mountain Lion system...... [8] Copy the following kexts in /Extra/Extensions/ on your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard, or in /System/Library/Extensions/ on your Lion system, or Mountain Lion System, or from the verdant_Mavericks_Support_Files_v1.0 folder, into /System/Library/Extensions on the USB flash drive OS X Base System volume... FakeSMC.kext EvOreboot.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - ONLY if you are NOT booting your USB OS X Base System Flash Drive installer with your MOBOs DSDT.aml file, that is patched for OS X Natural Power Management, in the root directory AppleRTC.Mavericks.Patched.kext AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext AD1998b.FIX.kext or VoodooHDA.kext (for AD1998b) - ONLY if this is the audio chipset/codec of your nForce chipset + Intel CPU MOBO You may also have AppleHDA.10.6.2.kext, FakeSMC.kext and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in in /Extra/Extensions/ on your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard, or in /System/Library/Extensions/ on your Lion system, or Mountain Lion System.... Note the later versions/revisions of FakeSMC.kext v3.0 and later by mojodojo can function from /Extra/Extensions/ or from /System/Library/Extensions/ but be aware that earlier versions/revisions of FakeSMC.kext can only function from /System/Library/Extensions/ - hence step [9] below: [9] If you have AppleHDA.10.6.2.kext, FakeSMC.kext and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext in /System/Library/Extensions/ on your running 64bit mode Snow Leopard, or Lion, or Mountain Lion system, then these need to copied from there, or from the verdant_Mavericks_Support_Files_v1.0 folder, into /System/Library/Extensions/ on the USB flash drive OS X Base System volume…… [10] Having added AppleHDA.10.6.2.kext, FakeSMC.kext and nForceLAN.0.64.5.kext to /System/Library/Extensions/ on the USB flash drive OS X Base System volume, you need to use Terminal to reset the kexts ownership and permissions and rebuild the kernelcache file etc.....alternatively, you can use janek202's Kext Wizard for a Terminal-free life....... In Terminal type: sudo chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions sudo chmod -R 755 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions sudo touch /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions followed by sudo chflags nouchg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/CoreServices/boot.efi [11] Close all open folders within the OS X Base System folder and in the Terminal type: sudo chown -R 0:0 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System [12] Close Terminal and then go to /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup and delete all the files within Startup, e.g. kernelcache [13] Close the OS X Base System Window and boot from the USB flash drive OS X Base System volume by pressing F8 at boot-up to bring up the PC BIOS "Boot Menu", then selecting the USB OS X Base System Flash Drive and pressing Enter. [14] At the Chameleon boot prompt, type -v -f and press Enter. [15] If you experience the [PCI configuration begin] error on booting from the USB OS X Base System Flash Drive installer, then see post #4, which gives four proposed solutions to this error....... Stage 2 - Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer The following procedure assumes that you have already followed "Part B. Making a Bootable GPT Partitioned USB Flash Drive GPT/MBR OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer" Stage 1 of this guide, and so now have a working bootable GPT USB Flash Drive GPT OS X Mavericks 10.9 Installer...... In order for you to install OS X Mavericks 10.9 onto your target HDD volume partitioned/formatted as MBR/HFS+, you need to use a modified OSInstall.mpkg package and OSInstall Unix executable file in place of the ones that the OS X Mavericks Installer on your bootable GPT USB Flash Drive Installer uses for installing OS X Mavericks to a target HDD volume partitioned/formatted as GPT/HFS+ ...... I have used as the starting point, the OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstall framework which have been MBR patched for OS X Mavericks by oldnapalm (based on nawcom's preceding work). However, I have then modified the OSInstall.mpkg in order to remove the Board-ID and RAM checks, and add some Custom Install Options too. verdant Patched oldnapalm MBR Modified OS X Mavericks OSInstall Package.zip Step 1. Inserting the verdant patched oldnapalm MBR modified OS X Mavericks OSInstall.mpkg package and the oldnapalm MBR modified OS X Mavericks OSInstall Unix executable file in place of the ones included in the downloaded OS X Mavericks Installer on your bootable GPT USB Flash Drive Installer. Download and unarchive (i) the Mavericks MBR patch 10.9 GM (13A603) ….the unarchived folder contains the MBR modified OS X Mavericks OSInstall.mpkg package and OSInstall Unix executable file, and (ii) the verdant Patched OSInstall.mpkg Mavericks v2.zip file.....the unarchived folder contains the verdant patched oldnapalm MBR modified OS X Mavericks OSInstall.mpkg package. The procedure for installing the verdant patched oldnapalm MBR modified OS X Mavericks OSInstall.mpkg package and the oldnapalm MBR modified OSInstall Unix executable file on your bootable GPT USB Flash Drive Installer in place of the original OS X Mavericks Installer versions is as follows: 1. Unhide the hidden and systems files on your OS X Mountain Lion USB Flash Drive Installer, named OS X Base System, using Terminal commands or Tinker Tool (see Part C. above) 2. Go to Terminal and then: [1] Either type: cd /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages or type cd and press the 'Space Bar', and then having navigated to System, then to Installation, then to Packages, 'drag and drop' the Packages folder into Terminal…… [2] Type the following: sudo mv OSInstall.mpkg OSInstall.mpkg.GPT ls Note that you have now renamed the original file as shown by the 'ls' command….. [3] Either type: cd /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A or type cd and press the 'Space Bar', and then having navigated to System, then to Library, then to PrivateFrameworks, then to Install.framework, then to Frameworks, then to OSInstall.framework, then to Versions, and finally to the A folder, 'drag and drop' the A folder into Terminal…… [4] Type the following: sudo mv OSInstall OSInstall.GPT ls exit Note that you have now renamed the original file as shown by the 'ls' command….. **************************************************** As a reminder if ever you wish to revert back to the original GPT installer versions......simply rename the original files by removing the .GPT extensions after having renamed the patched files with the .MBR extension, via Terminal: cd /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages sudo mv OSInstall.mpkg OSInstall.mpkg.MBR sudo mv OSInstall.mpkg.GPT OSInstall.mpkg followed by cd /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A sudo mv OSInstall OSInstall.MBR sudo mv OSInstall.GPT OSInstall exit **************************************************** 3. Then either 'drag and drop' the chosen version of OSInstall.mpkg into /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages .....(or use the 'cp' command via Terminal): sudo cp -p -R /Users/"User Name"/Desktop/verdant\ Patched\ oldnapalm\ MBR\ Modified\ OS\ X\ Mavericks\ OSInstall\ Package/OSInstall.mpkg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages 4. Then 'drag and drop' OSInstall into /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A......(or use the 'cp' command via Terminal): sudo cp -p -R /Users/"User Name"/Desktop/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/OSInstall /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A 5. Close all windows....... 6. Now follow Part C. in Post #2 to install OS X Mavericks onto your target HDD volume partitioned/formatted as either GPT/HFS+ or as MBR/HFS+ : *************************************************************
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