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Installed Mac OS X Retail Successfully  

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Hey Guys you wont believe this.... But I did a XBench on IDeneb and MAC OS X Retail and the score obtained by IDeneb was higher than MAC OS X Retail...

 

So it's useless to install a Retail Mac OSX?

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So it's useless to install a Retail Mac OSX?

 

Don't jump into any conclusion....Check the benchmarking on your system and then Decide........ Just a moment ago I did XBench on both the system and found that MAC OS X Retail is faster than IDeneb............ So the conclusion is that don't trust Xbench.............

 

I Like MAC OS X Retail.................We can update the system without any problem and it is stable as well.... So it is not useless...............Also it gives you the feeling of real MAC OS X......................

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I get stuck at booting the Retail image. When I'm booting with -x -F I'm able to see the wallpaper and also to move the mouse. But after some seconds it freezes. :)

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I get stuck at booting the Retail image. When I'm booting with -x -F I'm able to see the wallpaper and also to move the mouse. But after some seconds it freezes. :(

 

St. Peter had the same issue.....

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&...t&p=1024052

 

The solution is you should Boot with your Bootable USB Flash Drive.

 

See Step 5 to create the USB Flash Drive if you have not created it yet.

 

I have two sata hard drives set up in a fakeraid/dmraid 0 array, is it possible to install os x on to one partition on the array? Haven't seen any docs on this, so before I try this guide, I need to know if that works ;)

 

Not Sure........

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Oh, I have probably skipped that. I'll give it a try.

 

Okay, it also freezes when I'm booting with the usb flash drive. I tried to re-restore the image, but I run into the same problem when booting.

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Done with P5Q-EM + mod bios and update to 10.5.6, Lan detect by os, Sound work with your kext. thx!

But my Asus 7600GS 512MB (mod bios) not work with your driver (but full work EQ on ideneb) , now trying another method.

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Done with P5Q-EM + mod bios and update to 10.5.6, Lan detect by os, Sound work with your kext. thx!

But my Asus 7600GS 512MB (mod bios) not work with your driver (but full work EQ on ideneb) , now trying another method.

 

Did you install both the package from here

http://diabolik1605.com/DHF/

NVKUSH INSTALLER AND NVIDIA KEXT INSTALLER.

 

I INSTALLD BOTH OF THEM.............

 

Anyway Congrats...

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1st time, I install nVIDIA Kext installer first but not work, than intall NVKUSH, still not work.

2nd time, reinstall Retail OSX than install NVKUSH only, done!!!! EQ support! It really faster than ideneb!

 

Did you install both the package from here

http://diabolik1605.com/DHF/

NVKUSH INSTALLER AND NVIDIA KEXT INSTALLER.

 

I INSTALLD BOTH OF THEM.............

 

Anyway Congrats...

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A question, do I need manual select a OSX partition to boot every time I start computer?

Can I made it auto boot into OSX? Now every time my computer start, I need type 80 (for first disc) and select 2nd partition for startup.

Can do it with edit syslinux.cfg file on FAT32 partition?

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A question, do I need manual select a OSX partition to boot every time I start computer?

Can I made it auto boot into OSX? Now every time my computer start, I need type 80 (for first disc) and select 2nd partition for startup.

Can do it with edit syslinux.cfg file on FAT32 partition?

 

I got this from here. For more help click on this link,...........

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=115064

 

If you want your OSX to start automatically, open syslinux.cfg, right after DEFAULT.... add APPEND biosdev=<your hdd id> (Ex: APPEND biosdev=81)

So your syslinux.cfg should looks like this:

 

CODEPROMPT 0

TIMEOUT 0

DEFAULT /mboot.c32 /boot --- /initrd.img

APPEND biosdev=81

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Finally I also got it running. I really don't know what was wrong ...

 

You have a vote, dude :blink:

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Finally I also got it running. I really don't know what was wrong ...

 

You have a vote, dude :)

 

Congrats Man....................................

 

I was cracking my head as what might have been the problem. Good to know that the problem is solved ...................................... :blink:

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I'll give this little guide a try on my P5QL Pro thanks to Apple not announcing a new Mac Mini. :rolleyes:

 

I'll be sure to drop by with some results once I'm done!

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Robert I think you made a great job, but, now you have had experience on both OSX with the same hardware, what would you suggest to those who have iDeneb already installed?

Could be useful reinstalling everything with a retail?

 

I think no... anyway I'm not saying this guide is useless new users can use it :(

What's your experience?

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Yes, it start OSX automatically, but only for boot with a flash drive.

 

This cfg on flash drive work well with OSX auto startup:

PROMPT 0

TIMEOUT 0

DEFAULT /mboot.c32 /boot --- /initrd.img

APPEND biosdev=81

 

on my HDD's first Fat32 partition, cfg is:

PROMPT 0

TIMEOUT 0

DEFAULT /mboot.c32 /boot --- /initrd.img

APPEND biosdev=80

 

When my computer start with HDD, it auto load my first HDD (80), but it stop at select partition.

Any idea?

 

I got this from here. For more help click on this link,...........

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=115064

 

If you want your OSX to start automatically, open syslinux.cfg, right after DEFAULT.... add APPEND biosdev=<your hdd id> (Ex: APPEND biosdev=81)

So your syslinux.cfg should looks like this:

 

CODE

 

PROMPT 0

TIMEOUT 0

DEFAULT /mboot.c32 /boot --- /initrd.img

APPEND biosdev=81

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I wanted to add that I'm now able to get into boot-132 through Grub (an so dual-boot with Linux works).

 

Just copied the boot-132 files to my linux-boot-partition (ext2-formated in my case). Then I added following lines to my /grub/menu.lst:

 

title Mac OSX

kernel /macosx/boot

modulenounzip /macosx/initrd.img

 

I put the boot-132 files into the /macosx folder on my boot-partition of course.

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Hi RoberT_XeS

 

I've got P5Q-EM and would to try your Easy steps... P5Q-EM but can't find patched BIOS for that mobo.

Can you help me, please?

Thanks.

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everytime I tried to boot from the USB-Stick I got a "boot error"

 

I tried it many times but its always the same. The USB stick is set as active and I did everything like in the Tutorial but I don't know what went wrong!

I'm using Win Vista.

 

 

1st: Downloaded the 2 .rar files and unzipped them to C:\1

2nd: Run CMD and did everthing as shown in Tut

3rd: Copied the files on the Stick

4th: Boot Error.

 

Whats wrong?

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everytime I tried to boot from the USB-Stick I got a "boot error"

 

I tried it many times but its always the same. The USB stick is set as active and I did everything like in the Tutorial but I don't know what went wrong!

I'm using Win Vista.

 

 

1st: Downloaded the 2 .rar files and unzipped them to C:\1

2nd: Run CMD and did everthing as shown in Tut

3rd: Copied the files on the Stick

4th: Boot Error.

 

Whats wrong?

 

While trying to create the Bootable USB Flash drive try to use the following command

 

SYSLINUX.EXE -ma R: if your drive letter is R

 

You can get more help from here

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=115064

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Wow. It is a great instruction. B)

 

I am confused whether I have to buy p5k or p5q. :wacko:

 

There is a very good and simple instruction for installing osx retail 10.5.6 for p5k.

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=79096

 

Can I use their method for p5q? If so, I will buy p5q.

 

The procedure explained here is too much complicated for me to follow, and I don't have floppy disk.

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