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[Mini Guide] SL working on Gigabyte G41M-ES2L

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i did everything and now sl does not boot at all!!!!

 

it stops here:

 

 

blah blah ....

Vesa v3.0 14MB (NVIDIA)

Loading Darwin/x86

Loading kernel mach_kernel

Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 42346f0

Loading HFS+ file: [mach_kernel] from 42346f0

 

_

 

 

 

and hags there for ever and ever...... and ever

 

 

my comp is :

pentium e6300 dual core

g41m es2l f4 bios

 

 

leopard works fine

 

tried -x32 does nothing

 

You can go into Console to figure out what is the last thing reported in the log.

FWIW, the boot param for 32 bit is "arch=i386" (no dash, no quotes)

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i get kernel panic when i boot (step seven)

 

i get kernel panic when i boot in single user mode (-s) on snow leopard . I'm doing this from chameleon

 

 

 

 

 

question: where does the dsdt.aml go? do i use the dsdt that the in the download or do i make one with the dsdt generator gui???

 

 

 

please help :rolleyes:

 

EDIT:

 

i heard that you get kernel panic if you boot to chameleon and select sl drive!!!! "you must select the sl drive on bios boot" wtf?? i only have 1 drive and 2 partitions , 1 leopard and the other sl....

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following your guide to get audio working(editing the dsdt) i get compile error :( , but maybe is b/c i'm running 10.6.2

 

/Library/DSDT/DSDTFiles/dsdt.dsl 4584: }, Local0)

DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))

Return (Local0)

}

}

Error 4063 - Object does not exist ^ (DTGP)

 

 

I'M using dsdt se program

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I got it working on mine and I can tell you the best way to do it.

 

First you have to add a video card because the onboard just won't work. I went to Best Buy and bought a GeForce 8400GS for $39 on sale.

 

Files to have prior to install

 

Mac OSX install DVD

RebelEFI

NVEnabler_64 (working with 32 bit for 512mb 8400GS) -

R1000.kext

AppleAzaliaAudio.kext

 

 

Install Mac OSX Leopard using RebelEFI from Psystar

 

Grab the MacLoader_SL kit

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=183751

 

Follow the instructions and you will have it working

 

I can post files if you guys want

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I got it working on mine and I can tell you the best way to do it.

 

First you have to add a video card because the onboard just won't work. I went to Best Buy and bought a GeForce 8400GS for $39 on sale.

 

Files to have prior to install

 

Mac OSX install DVD

RebelEFI

NVEnabler_64 (working with 32 bit for 512mb 8400GS) -

R1000.kext

AppleAzaliaAudio.kext

 

 

Install Mac OSX Leopard using RebelEFI from Psystar

 

Grab the MacLoader_SL kit

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=183751

 

Follow the instructions and you will have it working

 

I can post files if you guys want

dude you paid for rebel efi?

 

 

fyi i didn't even follow this tutorial . There is nothing in this tutorial that was useful except for the provided files (kexts) .

 

I did not have a usb 8gb none the less , and neither i have the dvd . I just did another method to install from dmg that is much much easier than this trust me... this is confusing and takes too much time .

 

this is the tut i followed

http://www.insanelymac.com/2009/08/how-to-...-pc-hackintosh/

with some mods

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You don't have to pay for it. Think of rebel Efi as the bootloader and efi partition creator. You can use it to install OSX and then you create the dsdt file and efi partition using the Macloader_SL.

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i have had everything working for about a month in 10.6.2. now i am trying to add firewire. i tried the pci card recommended in this post. with no luck and also a pci card card that was firewire and usb. the firewire did not show up on either, but on the firewire/usb card the usb worked but not firewire.

 

is there something i need to add specifically for firewire to work?

do i need to start over with the card installed for it to work?

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I've had great luck with this guide and this motherboard. Sound is working (Voodoo audio drivers), sleep is working, video is working.. But I'm really interested in getting the internal NIC to work. I found a SL G31 guide, and downloaded and installed the R1000.kext into SLE with kext helper, but it still says it can't determine the state of en0.. Just can't seem to tell when the cord is plugged in.. Despite the blinking lights in the socket.. What am I doing wrong?

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I've had great luck with this guide and this motherboard. Sound is working (Voodoo audio drivers), sleep is working, video is working.. But I'm really interested in getting the internal NIC to work. I found a SL G31 guide, and downloaded and installed the R1000.kext into SLE with kext helper, but it still says it can't determine the state of en0.. Just can't seem to tell when the cord is plugged in.. Despite the blinking lights in the socket.. What am I doing wrong?

 

i used the RealtekR1000sl.kext updated for snow (hence the "sl") from stellarola

http://stellarola.tumblr.com/post/23732914...xt-post-updated.

 

also use the step "6 to activate bonjour networking" from the Install Guide Support Files from, blackosx: Vanilla Retail 10.6 with Chameleon v2 RC1 for Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L ?

http://www.mediafire.com/?qodenegmymq

 

this combo worked fine for me

hope that helps.

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Ok, excellent, that did the trick. I must have tried a dozen different ones. The Voodoo audio driver distorted my sound horribly, and I never was able to get my modified DSDT to recompile, so I just got a USB audio adapter.. Kinda lame.. Maybe I'll eventually learn how to compile the DSDT.. Seems like I should be able to open the one I have already, change what was supposed to be changed, save it and hit compile.. Yet it's not working out like that..

Sleep is working.. That's sooo nice. :(

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Ok, excellent, that did the trick. I must have tried a dozen different ones. The Voodoo audio driver distorted my sound horribly, and I never was able to get my modified DSDT to recompile, so I just got a USB audio adapter.. Kinda lame.. Maybe I'll eventually learn how to compile the DSDT.. Seems like I should be able to open the one I have already, change what was supposed to be changed, save it and hit compile.. Yet it's not working out like that..

Sleep is working.. That's sooo nice. :P

 

for DSDT i used this guide: DSDT Guide for GA-EP45-DS3L

from this thred:Using DSDT on the GA-EP45-DS3L

 

the key for me was flashing the bios with the latest version "F6" found here:

http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Motherboard...=3022#anchor_os

 

and then start fresh using the guide and the bios "F6" file. you cant use a random DSDT. too many variables. different hardware installed in different slots with different bios versions. so you really need to make your own. the guide makes it pretty easy. it just seems a lot more complicated than it really is.

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Hi.. I've got everything working except of sound. I followed all guide, installed alc88b kext, changed dsdt, but it still doesn't recognize audio. :( Do you have any suggestions?

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Hi.. I've got everything working except of sound. I followed all guide, installed alc88b kext, changed dsdt, but it still doesn't recognize audio. :D Do you have any suggestions?

 

 

I had the same problem. Ended up giving up and luckily had a USB audio adapter in a drawer that works great with SL right out of the box.

 

for audio i am using the LegacyHDA_ALC888B.kext with the LegacyHDAPlatformDriver.kext

 

here is a zip of the extensions i used:

http://rapidshare.com/files/328297715/G41M...L_kext.zip.html

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And have you made any different changes in DSDT in comparsion with the first post?

 

for dsdt I used all manual fixes from: Using DSDT on the GA-EP45-DS3L

and the audio fix in the first post of this thread from iRobie

 

Do those go in SLE or EE?

 

from my understanding you can put the kext in to either the "SL/extensions" or the "extra/ extensions". i use the "extra/extensions" just for the sake of tidiness. but make sure you run the mkexttool.app with the kext in the "extra/extensions" folder and put the resulting "extensions.mkext" file in the "extra" folder, not the extra/extensions".

 

mkexttool is here: http://insanelymac.blogspot.com/2008/12/mk...from-pcwiz.html

 

i have everything working (except the firewire card still) using this method.

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Just a note.. I have this board working in 64bit mode with 4gb of ram. :) Got tired of my Abit board not sleeping, so I swapped it out for another one of these boards. All I changed was my dsdt and I was good to go with this board on my previous install. :) Time to update my sig.. ;)

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I've got one going pretty good, with one major issue. I get the 8152 error in netflix, I believe because of the onboard network card not being recognized as built-in. I have EthernetBuiltIn set to yes, and I have the R1000SL.kext. I tried PC_EFI 10.5, and Chameleon RC4. It is set as en0, but not built-in.

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I am in a reallygood mood right now I just got my hackintosh running on snowleopard with the g41m. I have all of you guys out in hackland to thank for all the hard work you do to allow noobs like me to be able to do this. This forum is great I didn't have to post one question everything I needed to know was already out there waiting for me to find it:) I have learned alot about macs and building computers in the last two months now I'm gonna start working on my dsdt which looks alittle intemidating. Anyway sorry to waste space just thought I'd say thanks.

 

If this helps anyone, I got sound working on snow leopard 10.6.0 on g41m installing the appleazaliaaudio package and then doing this

 

nano AppleAzaliaAudio.kext/Contents/Info.plist

 

<key>Realtek ALC880/ALC860 Codec Driver</key>

........

<key>IOHDAudioCodecVendorID</key>

<string>0x10ec0887 0x10ecffff 0x11d4ffff 0x14f1ffff 0x8384ffff</string>

 

 

I added the 0x010ec0887 to the begining of the string, it only gives you outputs but that's better than nothing until you find the complete fix. I could get the legacy kext to work for me:(

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followed this guide to install Leo on G41M-ES2L http://www.an43.com/osx/install2.htm (clearer than any other guides ive seen) Leo works like a charm. most of the guides written about g41m-es2l direct you to some other guides for some other motherboards and say just follow that guide to get it going but that guide is for other motherboard with different chipsets/kexts and settings .. that dont help us noobs one bit.. all guides should be written like http://www.an43.com/osx/install2.htm / just my 2 noobish cents

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followed this guide to install Leo on G41M-ES2L http://www.an43.com/osx/install2.htm (clearer than any other guides ive seen) Leo works like a charm. most of the guides written about g41m-es2l direct you to some other guides for some other motherboards and say just follow that guide to get it going but that guide is for other motherboard with different chipsets/kexts and settings .. that dont help us noobs one bit.. all guides should be written like http://www.an43.com/osx/install2.htm / just my 2 noobish cents

Any idiot can install Leopard.. This thread is about Snow Leopard. Whole different animal.

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Any idiot can install Leopard.. This thread is about Snow Leopard. Whole different animal.

True but

This step is what took me the most time: getting things working on Leopard, before working on Snow Leopard

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