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[Guide] Vanilla Retail 10.6.x with Chameleon v2 for Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

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i jsut installed a succesfull fresh install from usb disk, did u boot in -x32 into the installer, cus that seems to be important.

 

Yes, I think so. I have included com.apple.boot.plist for 32 bits installer. I think it's OK. Isn`t it?

 

Just in case I bypass my first shown problem, I have understood I should afterwards install chameleon on cham partition. But all these must be done in leopard 10.5.8 system. Only think I don't understand by now is what is the difference between USB and the other method. It seems to be the same.

 

I want additionally comment something strange for me. Apparently blackosx and myself have got same BIOS F10 but here I have seen some differences, but I don't know if they are important.

 

 

 

bioscomparison.th.jpg

 

 

I'll tell you all my progress !!

 

Thanks to all !! :unsure:

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as long a boot is at the root of your install USB it should work. As the picture I have at the bottom of page 4 of mu v2.0 install guide. (or the completed image on page 5)

 

I'm starting to run outta ideas now. Does boot need to have it's own permissions? I can see it visible when I browse the install disc along with Extra, Library and usr. That's the root of the volume right? I have no idea why it keeps KPing...

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i feel a bit lame but i need someone to tell me what i am doing wrong...

 

when i try to place the PC EFI v10.1 boot file in the Chameleon root directory I keep getting the following message, "The item "boot" cannot be replaced because it is invisible".

 

how am i suppose to get the boot file into the root directory?

 

thanks guys.

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i feel a bit lame but i need someone to tell me what i am doing wrong...

 

when i try to place the PC EFI v10.1 boot file in the Chameleon root directory I keep getting the following message, "The item "boot" cannot be replaced because it is invisible".

 

how am i suppose to get the boot file into the root directory?

 

thanks guys.

 

Hi, robotfactory. It is very simple. You should do it with Terminal. I suspect you are trying to copy it directly to chameleon's root.

 

In Terminal, as it is described in blackosx's guide, you should write down following:

 

cd (then a space) then drag the ‘Netkas' boot v10.1 - Add to root of Cham Volume’ folder to the Terminal

mv -f boot /Volumes/Cham/

 

Good Luck :)

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Hi, robotfactory. It is very simple. You should do it with Terminal. I suspect you are trying to copy it directly to chameleon's root.

 

In Terminal, as it is described in blackosx's guide, you should write down following:

 

cd (then a space) then drag the ‘Netkas' boot v10.1 - Add to root of Cham Volume’ folder to the Terminal

mv -f boot /Volumes/Cham/

 

Good Luck ;)

 

got it. thanks. i was dragging the boot file, not the folder.

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Hello blackosx! I've followed your guide to install SL on Asus P5E-VM HDMI mobo and that's what i got when booting into the SL installation - see below. No error is listed but the process just freezes. Do you have an idea about this issue?

 

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Hello blackosx! I've followed your guide to install SL on Asus P5E-VM HDMI mobo and that's what i got when booting into the SL installation - see below. No error is listed but the process just freezes. Do you have an idea about this issue?

 

th_IMG_3398.jpg

 

pic is kinda small and not clickable, so we cant read it ;)

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booted in to SL with no issues at all, however, there are no hard drive icons at all, and in finder, my hard drives show up as external.

 

i know that i have read other threads with other install methods having this issue, but i have not read about anyone here having this issue.

 

has anyone had this issue, if so, is there a known fix for it?

 

thanks!

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Tried installing from usb (without the smbios.plist, platformuuid.kext [even tried without dsdt.aml]) and from IDE drive, both give me a kernel panic ;)

 

Gonna install it with the osinstall.mpkg-way, then I'll fix permissions with the installer-usb-stick. Hope that'll work out finally, spending 3 days already to get this kittie to work :)

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@fragreaver

I take it from your first post masa has helped you get it working? (Well done masa - how did you guess that?)

But then you have another post about a failed install.... Did you have it working then try installing again but it failed?

 

@macastragalos.

Yes, patience is required while you try get it sorted...

For the USB install I added the SMBIOS and PlatformUUID.kext because I had them to hand.

With regard to your DSDT.aml file being shown as a document file rather than a Unix executable file, it should still work.

Yes, your BIOS and my BIOS pictures differ, but I think that's down to the CPU. Mine doesn't support virtualisation.

Installing from USB gives a clean system. Installing from 10.5.X using the OSInstall.mpkg method always installs SL with errors and then needs patching, fixing etc.

Thanks for helping out robotfactory.

 

@YoYelloW

Great news on your succesfull fresh install from USB disk. ;)

 

@Simonia

I have attached 2 screengrabs of my working USB install drive. One showing full directory with permissions, owner etc, and one from the Finder.

 

@robotfactory

Well done on getting it working :P

By default SL doesn't show hard drive icons on the desktop, you need to load finder prefs and turn on view HD's.

And your orange icons will be fixed when you add IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext to /E/E

 

@Tigerbull

Did the link that noob766 sent you, help you at all?

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@robotfactory

Well done on getting it working ;)

By default SL doesn't show hard drive icons on the desktop, you need to load finder prefs and turn on view HD's.

And your orange icons will be fixed when you add IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext to /E/E

 

reboot fixed everything...now the test of time will tell how stable my install is. thanks again blackosx!

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Hi Blackosx,

 

First of all thank you so much for your incredible guides! Without support from forum members like yourself we would never get anywhere! I appreciate your hard work and effort!

 

I have followed both of your guides;SL install and DSDT. I have a few questions;

 

RE: DSDT creation & edit

 

Page 3 - If the DSDT does use HDEF... Do I simply copy and paste the DSDT.aml into the Cham /Extra folder or do I need a special installer? AND also for the LegacyHDA Kext, do I need to use a kext installer or just copy & paste in the Cham /Extra/Extensions folder?

 

Page 4 - How would I put the DSDT.aml at my root system partition. I have it in the cham /Extra folder now, is there a preference? Is it supposed to go in the cham partition or snow leopard partition?

 

If I'm starting off with a fresh DSDT.aml created using ACPI do I still need to do the steps listed on page 4 under "All you need to do know is a final bit of work"... including rebuilding Extensions.mkext?

 

If yes, how do I rebuild Extensions.mkext?

 

Page 5 - CMOS fix - your pictorial and description isn't clear if I have to change both 4's to 2's or just 1 of them. Please clarify.

 

RE: Snow Leopard install guide

 

Page 13 - Cham's /Extra folder should look something like this... The pictorial shows SMBIOS.plist in the /Extra/Extensions folder yet in your instructions you say to put it in the /Extra folder. Please clarify the proper folder for the SMBIOS.plist.

 

Thanks!

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I am still struggling with x64, but have x86 (x32) working perfectly stable according to the steps in the guide. My only remaining problem is Time Machine backups start but hang on the processing changes stage and never complete.

 

Anyone else having TM problems?

 

Here's where I tell you all about my stupid mistake because I hope it will help someone. I had a ton of KPs initially and got several working installs that would KP after a random time. I discovered that my install disk image did _not_ have the correct MD5 sum. All my random KPs went away when I got a good image. So for those having trouble with random KPs, I would check that your image is good just to make sure. As blackosx posted earlier, the correct md5 sum should be:

 

1d1fb7eca55470143c153f7f902b4ada

 

Test your image with "md5 imagename.dmg" in terminal.

 

Once past the bad image problem, I setup the Cham partition, duplicated the install image to a HDD partition (which is what the original Apple developer release notes recommends plus I do not have a flash drive), booted to the DVD HDD partition using the cham partition, and installed to a different blank partition. Along with all of blackosx's kexts, and a dsdt.aml which I made from Gigabyte's original f10 BIOS files, I have everything working except graphics and TM.

 

I solved the graphics problem for a bios patched XFX Geforce 7950 GT 512 using an EFI string in com.apple.boot.plist which was hard to track down. EFI Studio does not have my card, and I was not making progress with the DSDT method which blackosx recommends (probably due to my newbness with DSDT). I found a working string in devzero's discontinued utility here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...aded&start=

 

Or here's the bare string:

	<key>device-properties</key>
<string>b20200000100000001000000a60200001000000002010c00d041030a010000000101060000010
101060000007fff04001e00000072006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e0000000e
0000004746582d535452494e4722000000400030002c006400650076006900630065005f007400790
07000650000000b000000646973706c6179100000004e005600430041005000000018000000040000
00000003000c000000000000070000000024000000400030002c00630061006e002d0068006f00740
02d0070006c00750067000000040000000e0000006e0061006d00650000000b000000646973706c61
7914000000400030002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61792d41100
000006d006f00640065006c000000130000004765466f72636520373935302047540e0000004e0056
0050004d0000002000000001000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000140
00000400031002c006e0061006d0065000000120000004e5644412c446973706c61792d4220000000
400031002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e0000004e5644412c4e564d6
16320000000400030002c0063006f006d00700061007400690062006c00650000000e0000004e5644
412c4e564d616322000000400031002c006400650076006900630065005f007400790070006500000
00b000000646973706c6179220000004100410050004c002c0067007200610079002d007000610067
0065000000080000000100000024000000400031002c00630061006e002d0068006f0074002d00700
06c00750067000000040000001c0000006400650076006900630065005f0074007900700065000000
0f0000004e5644412c506172656e741200000049004f004e0061006d00650000000b0000006469737
06c6179</string>

 

I know the graphics string is not related to this mainboard thread, but I had a hard time finding it so hope it helps 7950GT owners. KVKush is also confirmed to work in x32 mode but needs to be in the S/L/E folder not in Extra.

 

Many thanks to blackosx for a great guide and the significant time to help us all in this thread!

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@robotfactory

This is great news. Thanks for letting me know, well done :)

 

 

@flyguyjake

Thanks :)

Yes, you can option-drag (copy) the DSDT.aml to /Cham/Extra.

LegacyHDA.kext again, option-drag (copy) to /Cham/Extra/Extensions.

 

Page 4 of DSDT guide reads.... • Add the DSDT.aml file to /Extra (Like you have in first option)

"All you need to do know is a final bit of work"... was written for users who followed this guide after following my 10.5.7 guide.

 

Page 5 of DSDT guide... Just change the number that is in RED. So make the the Length read 0x02.

 

Page 13 of Snow Leopard install guide...SMBIOS.plist is in /Extra (look at the indent)

 

 

@HMiller

Thanks for reporting your success too. Well done :D

Strange you can't get 64-bit working but hey, 32-bit is all you really need for most things.

And also strange for you TimeMachine.. If anybody else can help with this then please do.

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Yep, blackosx, it were the gfx drivers (damn you, ati *shakes fist to the sky*). After that it booted.

 

But about 30secs after logging in I got kp'd, so I wanted to try an USB-installation, but it didn't work out (kernel panic about a minute after it starts copying). So I tried again...and again..and again. And now it works perfectly. No Kernel panic since 30 minutes, posting from 10.6 now.

 

All I gotta get to work now is graphics (9400GT is on it's way, yay!) and sound...won't work, somehow :)

VoodooHDA.kext is in /Extra, but nothing here...

 

tnx to everyone who helped so far! you're great! :)

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I think it would help very much to know everyone's system here, especially graphics card, CPU, Memory type and quantity and any additional hardware, so that we can work together in small similar groups.

Otherwise everone will work harder.

 

What do you all think ? :)

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Yep, blackosx, it were the gfx drivers (damn you, ati *shakes fist to the sky*). After that it booted.

 

But about 30secs after logging in I got kp'd, so I wanted to try an USB-installation, but it didn't work out (kernel panic about a minute after it starts copying). So I tried again...and again..and again. And now it works perfectly. No Kernel panic since 30 minutes, posting from 10.6 now.

 

All I gotta get to work now is graphics (9400GT is on it's way, yay!) and sound...won't work, somehow :D

VoodooHDA.kext is in /Extra, but nothing here...

 

tnx to everyone who helped so far! you're great! :D

I am happy you got it working too. :D It is so frustrating when it doesn't....

Netkas is the master at getting video cards working, but hopefully your 9400GT will slot straight in.

Sound?... that's annoying.. I know you won't want to hear this, but Keep playing with it and you will sort it. :D

 

I think it would help very much to know everyone's system here, especially graphics card, CPU, Memory type and quantity and any additional hardware, so that we can work together in small similar groups.

Otherwise everone will work harder.

 

What do you all think ? :)

Sig's always help for quickly identifying solutions for others. So yes.

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Updated my signature :)

 

Seems like AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext don't work for me anymore *sigh*.

Gotta give DSDT.aml-editing a try..guess this is gonna be a long night =(

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Updated my signature :)

 

Seems like AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext don't work for me anymore *sigh*.

Gotta give DSDT.aml-editing a try..guess this is gonna be a long night =(

Nice one fragreaver ;)

Give DSDT.aml a go. It's not difficult to do, but it's just a bit trial and error to get right (it might take maybe 10 attempts)? I found it easier to write down each option as I made one so I knew what I had tried :)

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Yeah, but right now I got no access to windows....*duh* :<

 

Got sound working accidently right now but it sounded kinda metallic. Not like in Leopard... :/

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Yeah, but right now I got no access to windows....*duh* :<

Ah.. that's a problem..

You can always try fassl's DSDT patcher which is an OS X app, but I have never used it.

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:) Gigabyte EP35 DS3L. F5 bios

 

Followed the guide of blackosx. Everything is working

 

Intial kernel panic was due to AppleintelCPUmanagement kext. After removing this no more KP. Alos removed nullpower kext from extra folder

 

USB keyboard, mouse works

Sleep, restart shut down, perfect

time machine working

USB sound

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After three days of installation hustling I'm now finally finished :D Sound works now flawlessly (using this kext from the 10.6 HCL). After so much struggling I'm fine with that way... :)

 

- Kitteh boots in record time (for me, about 20secs from hitting the power button)

- Sound works

- USB works

- Network works

- 64bit works without KPs - scratch that...kp'ed just now :D

 

 

Its. Just. Awesome :D

 

Only thing that doesn't work are screenshots...I hear the noise, but there are no images. Guess that's the missing gfx driver...

 

On to the application installing, change settings and so on! :) thanks blackosx and masma for the help. Without the GFX hint I'd probably still stuck at that damn smcplugin :D

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