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Hey guys, Krishna21 here!

On this lovely day we're going to be installing Snow Leopard on the motherboard GA-H55M-D2H by Gigabyte. I'll cut right to it.


What you'll need:


1) The latest [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Boot CD.

2) A flash drive, 2GB should work. I used 4GB.

3) Your motherboard's BIOS should be F3.


Start by putting [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], 10.6.7 Combo Update, ALC888b.zip, Lnx2Mac, and the DSDT file on the flash drive. The download links are at the end of the post!



Begin booting off of the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD. Once you are there, take it out, put the Snow Leopard DVD in and push F5. You should see the Snow Leopard DVD show up; use the arrow keys to get it, and type "-v" when its highlighted. Push enter.


You should now be in the Snow Leopard Setup Utility. Format your drive as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)", and for "Options" put "GUID Partition Table". You can set the amount of partitions to however many you'd like.


Install Snow Leopard! After it's done, reboot with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD in the drive. This time, highlight the hard drive you installed [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to, type -v and push enter. You should enter the Post-Setup Utility (Intro movie/accounts all that good stuff.) Go through that.


Once you are on your desktop, open the folder "System", "Library", and "Extensions".

Find "AppleHDA.kext", right click, and click "move to trash."


Copy the DSDT.aml from the USB Drive onto the desktop.


Launch the Mac OS X 10.6.7 Combo Update. Let it install. When it is finished, do not reboot. go onto the next step!


Launch "[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]" from the flash drive.


Select the following for [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]:



Install. After it's done, open the Lnx2Mac Driver and install that as well. Reboot.


When it's done, and your back in OS X, Copy "ALC888b.kext" into /Extra/Extensions. Also remove "Extensions.mkext" from /Extra.


Put "HDAEnabler.Kext" from the USB Drive on the desktop, and open "Kext Utility", and let it run.






[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] from be obtained from the TonyMacx86 Site itself. It's requested from them we do not publicly post the links. Sorry!


OS X 10.6.7 Combo can be obtained from Apple's website.


Lnx2Mac: https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B2RpaAfDQsme...xjroB&hl=en


ALC888b: http://www.tonymacx86.com/download/file.php?id=3775


DSDT: Must be obtained from TonyMacx86's DSDT Database!





All of TonyMacx86, ty628659, A7llaman.

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Oh, I have not tested onboard video--I use a NVIDIA 8400GS.


It's a cheap solution, only $40 :(



Edit: 301 posts! yay. lol.


So there wasn't any extra troubleshooting to get the 8600gs working?


Can someone list a few LOW POWER cards that will work with this motherboard. I'd like to be able to play HD video (on one display) but that would be the extent of the power needed, but it's for a media server that will be on 24/7 so i'd like something that uses little power and runs cool.


Any ideas?


I guess the onboard video would be ideal, but as i understand it that's not possible?


Thanks in advance.

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First i just wanted to thank Krishna21. Following this guide i was able to get my hackintosh up & running. I still haven't tested it completely, but it seems to be pretty stable. (i did have a problem with the video being garbled, but I was running it through an hdmi receiver. I disconnected it and ran it directly through to the monitor and video seems to be ok)


I ended up using a nvidia 8500GT, which seemed to be recognized after i followed all the steps. My processor is an i3 2.93ghz.


One question i did have is that Krishna21 just says to "Copy "ALC888b.kext" into /Extra/Extensions" which i did, but there are also 2 other .kext files in the folder (GigabyteALC888bautoHP.kext & GigabyteALC88b6Ch.kext). Should i also copy those into the extra/extensions folder? I noticed played around in midi setup app that i can only do 2channel audio through the digital out...perhaps the 6channel.kext will give me 6 channel sound?


also, one other issue. When i ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] there was a message saying that installation failed....but everything seems to be running ok. Should i be concerned? should i run it once again?


Thanks in advance

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