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XFX nForce 650i Ultra

Core 2 Quad Q6600

nVIDIA 9600 GSO 1.5 Gb

HDD WD320 SATA

4 Gb Ram

DVD RW SATA

 

The main problem is that i can't see my HDD in disk utility step

 

i boot up with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] image cas i try many boot images but stuck on loading

 

please help

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XFX nForce 650i Ultra

Core 2 Quad Q6600

nVIDIA 9600 GSO 1.5 Gb

HDD WD320 SATA

4 Gb Ram

DVD RW SATA

 

The main problem is that i can't see my HDD in disk utility step

 

i boot up with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] image cas i try many boot images but stuck on loading

 

please help

 

Since you got a 650i nForce chipset, it's going to be a tricky one for you.

 

I suggest you look at this guide. It'll help you installing OS X on your PC.

 

I'm currently running retail 10.6.7 on my nForce 630i, but it sure was a tricky one! This guide helped me a lot!

 

good luck!!

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thanks for replay but i read this guide and try to do the USB flash method but i found it so complex to do

 

i don't understand the Chameleon step i don't know which one should i use RC1 or RC2 or 3 or 4 ;)

 

i think this step who makes USB flash bootable am i right ?

 

so please can any one help me and tell me step by step in short way what should i do ?

 

thanks

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thanks for replay but i read this guide and try to do the USB flash method but i found it so complex to do

 

i don't understand the Chameleon step i don't know which one should i use RC1 or RC2 or 3 or 4 :thumbsup_anim:

 

i think this step who makes USB flash bootable am i right ?

 

so please can any one help me and tell me step by step in short way what should i do ?

 

thanks

 

Your SATA DVDRW will probably stop a successful installation with with a "still waiting for root device" error....

 

So, borrow or get a IDE DVDRW to do the installation and connect it as Master (see post #1).........or try installing OS X to an external USB HDD and then cloning that volume onto your SATA HDD......and use AppleNForceATA_TEST.kext in /S/L/E with your SATA DVDROM.......I assume you have set up your BIOS correctly according to my BIOS template for 650i in post #1....?

 

You can use whichever Chameleon works best for your setup to make your USB flash drive and target OS X volume bootable........suggest you first try RC4 using Dr Hurt's RC4 installer......the guide may appear complicated only because it offers you choices of which Chameleon based bootloader version to use.....

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at the end i got my bootable USB flash drive i used for this dj nitehawk's Pre-Install Automator v1.1 to install Chameleon 2.0 RC3 completely

 

so i remove SATA DVD and only connect SATA HDD and boot with usb flash drive and it's working fine but again i can't see my HDD in disk utility step :thumbsup_anim: i think the problem not in SATA DVD

 

i'm new user i don't know how this work but after i read many guides i think problem about nForce MOBO bios configuration , the Mac OS X retail image , bootloader

 

so the question here ...

 

is this possible to install retail Mac OS X on nForce mobo (650i Ultra) with SATA HDD ?

or i need patched release like iATKOS S3 V2 to get this work ?

is there bootloader like Chameleon for nForce mobo (650i Ultra) ?

 

help :D

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Do you have AppleNForceATA.kext in the extra folder of your usb drive?

 

I installed my system also with USB you don't need distros.

 

@ iLeopod

 

I'm not an nForce owner, I read this in a guide, because I wondered

about what Bios settings needed to be changed. Nearly all guides

for all Hacks say to change to AHCI mode. How about in this 650i case?

 

4.2 – Next, configure SATA to run in AHCI mode in the Integrated Peripherals

menu. You’ll need to set both PCH SATA Control Mode and Onboard

SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode to AHCI.

 

http://www.hackint0sh.org/f181/55136.htm An older distro guide.

 

" 5. Go into BIOS and set these options:

 

* HPET: Enabled

* Jmicron SATA Controller: Disable

* Onboard IEEE1394: Disable [you can enable it after the installation]

....

Download the NForceATA Driver to your desktop [Thanks to medevil]

Open terminal and type the following:

sudo -s

cp -R ~/desktop/AppleNForceATA.kext /system/library/extensions/

chmod -R 755 /system/library/extensions/AppleNForceATA.kext

chown -R root:wheel /system/library/extensions/AppleNForceATA.kext

rm -f /system/library/extensions.*

diskutil repairpermissions / (might take a while, be patient)

exit"

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Im assuming when he's able to boot he has the right bios setting. I had a look at the utility he used to installed chameleon. There is fakesmc and openhaltrestart and ps2 kext but no chipset driver.

 

So just adding ApplNForceAta.kext to extra on USB drive and maybe recreating Extensions.mkext if available is enought.

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QUOTE (iLeopod @ May 22 2011, 11:09 AM) post_snapback.gifSo just adding ApplNForceAta.kext to extra on USB drive and maybe recreating Extensions.mkext if available is enought.

 

how i add ApplNForceAta.kext to my USB

 

 

recreating Extensions.mkext ?

 

iLeopod assumes you changed your Bios settings to start with, but I

don't think that is safe to assume. Did you change your Bios first?

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@ Msaleh

 

See my BIOS settings template for your 650i chipset MOBO BIOS here........ ;)

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Download: /Extra/Extensions Place it in /Extra/Extensions .

 

Download: http://cl.ly/6t9V

Go to Maintenance tab and select Extra and select your usb drive as target disk.

 

Then u should able to see your drives in Disk utility

 

Now we are talking :) finaly i found my HDD

 

first i canouldn't find /Extra/Extensions path in the retail image but i found this in iATKOS S3 V2

 

so ... i put first file in iATKOS image and restore it to my USB Flash

 

after that i ran the wizard and made my USB as target

 

i tried to boot with USB Flash but it doesn't work so i installed dj nitehawk's Pre-Install Automator v1.1 to install Chameleon 2.0 RC3 completely

 

the installation started but after some time stoped ... this is what i got

 

errorgw.jpg

 

i think the error in CPU .... i'm not sure

 

but it's good start

 

here my Bios so please help in config ...

 

mainnq.jpg

 

advancedbiosfeatures.jpg

 

advancedchipsetfeatures.jpg

 

integratedperipherals.jpg

 

idfanctionsetup.jpg

 

raidconfig.jpg

 

usbconfig.jpg

 

powermanagementsetup.jpg

 

pnppciconfigurations.jpg

 

 

 

now i need ...

 

help with MOBO Bios Configration

 

 

waiting for your comment ... thanks much iLeopod

 

 

 

 

 

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@ Msaleh

 

As for your kernel panic:

 

The system panics with the following message type in the kernel panic log:

 

panic(cpu X caller 0xXXXXXXXX): getPhysicalSegment() out of 32b range
0xXXXXXXXX, len 0xXXXX, class IOGeneralMemoryDescriptor.......

 

because I believe that getPhysicalSegment returns a 32 bit address but because the physical memory address cannot fit in 32 bits a panic occurs.....which invariably happens when more than 3GB of RAM is installed on the MOBO.....

 

Have you installed slashack's AppleNForceATA v0.1 kext yet?......if not, then you should do so because it supports 64bit memory addressing.......

 

Even with slashack's AppleNForceATA v0.1 kext installed, which should enable use of your 4GB RAM without any problems for 99% of the time (BUT will not allow the use of your SATA DVDRW), there still seem to be some apps that cause memory addressing kernel panics either during installation or during large data file transfers e.g. video/audio files......

 

If you temporarily boot manually with -v cpus=1 maxmem=2048 when installing the app, or for doing large data file transfers e.g. video/audio files......and then afterwards, you reboot as normal.......everything is generally OK again, including making full use of all CPU cores by running applications now using the transferred data...... ;)

 

It is not as bad as you think.....data transfers do not need all 4 cores running at 100%, since it is the MCP that is controlling the data transfer rate from USB/Firewire/eSATA/SATA/IDE to SATA/IDE and vice versa.... :)

 

With MeDevil's AppleNForceATA_TEST kext and maxmem=3072 in com.apple.Boot.plist curing the SAM Multimedia: READ or WRITE failed that the kext is engineered to, you will be able to read from DVDs but may well not be able to write to DVDs using the SATA DVDRW.....

 

As for your BIOS:

 

NVIDIA GPU Ex [Disabled]

 

RAID Enable [Enabled]

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ok...

 

now i add Extra folder from iATKOS image to Retail image and restore the Retail image to USB Flash Drive

 

this is my Extra Content ...

 

22142257.jpg

 

i boot up with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD and open disk utilitly

 

yeah i see my HDD with Retail Image few day ago i can't do this

 

i creat partition but it takes all disk space i try to make it 40 G but disk utility don't accept

 

my MOBO Bios is Defult but i get this error i know this is Kernal Panic

 

dsc00371i.jpg

 

but don't know it's Ram or CPU or SATA

 

i'm sure now all errors i've got from my Bios configuration and 4 GB Ram and 4 Core CPU

 

all i need here ...

 

1- Right Bootloadr for nForce MOBO

 

2- Bios Configuration i put all my Bios Pics up for help

 

3- Right Kext files for my nForce 650i Ultra

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ok...

 

now i add Extra folder from iATKOS image to Retail image and restore the Retail image to USB Flash Drive

 

this is my Extra Content ...

 

22142257.jpg

 

i boot up with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD and open disk utilitly

 

yeah i see my HDD with Retail Image few day ago i can't do this

 

i creat partition but it takes all disk space i try to make it 40 G but disk utility don't accept

 

my MOBO Bios is Defult but i get this error i know this is Kernal Panic

 

dsc00371i.jpg

 

but don't know it's Ram or CPU or SATA

 

i'm sure now all errors i've got from my Bios configuration and 4 GB Ram and 4 Core CPU

 

all i need here ...

 

1- Right Bootloadr for nForce MOBO

 

2- Bios Configuration i put all my Bios Pics up for help

 

3- Right Kext files for my nForce 650i Ultra

 

You are going round in circles, mixing non-nForce guides/kexts with nForce guides/kexts......... :)

 

If you are happy with a cut-down distro SL install, then follow http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;showentry=816, otherwise if you want a full Retail SL install then follow the guide in post #1 of this thread as outlined below:

 

For convenience, you would need access to OS X Leopard on an Intel Mac to:

 

1. Generate a RTC patched DSDT.aml file for SL [Part B]

 

2. Produce a USB flash drive installer employing an image file of your Retail Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD [Part C]

 

3. Use Disk Utility to get the UUID for your target SL OS X volume

 

4. Establish OS X target HDD ownership

 

5. Run EFIStudio or OSx86Tools to generate the graphics string for your graphics card

 

6. Install Chameleon 2.0 RC3 (or RC4 or RC5) onto your target SL OS X volume and in the process generate a /Extra directory.....

 

Then

 

Read PART C if you want to produce a USB flash drive installer employing an image file of your Retail Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD......

 

and then

 

Read PART D if you want to install from a USB flash drive to a GPT HDD volume.....

 

OR

 

Read PART E if you want to install from a USB flash drive to a MBR HDD volume.....

 

BUT

 

Read PART F if you want to install from a Retail Snow Leopard Mac OS X Install DVD disc to a GPT HDD volume using my nForceSLBoot132DVD......

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You are going round in circles, mixing non-nForce guides/kexts with nForce guides/kexts......... :happymac:

 

you are right 100% in this ...

 

i don't know what is good for me i'll read all guide and see the best

 

thanks for advice verdant

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ok ...

 

now i try to get my DSDT.aml for my MOBO but it tells me that

 

For this you need Leopard running on the PC onto which you plan to install Snow Leopard.....

 

how ... :happymac:

i think that what i trying to make for 7 days ago that install Mac OS X Snow leopard

 

i found utility called ACPI Patcher i can run it from windows is this will gets me the right DSDT.aml

 

Help :)

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ok ...

 

now i try to get my DSDT.aml for my MOBO but it tells me that

 

For this you need Leopard running on the PC onto which you plan to install Snow Leopard.....

 

how ... :wacko:

i think that what i trying to make for 7 days ago that install Mac OS X Snow leopard

 

i found utility called ACPI Patcher i can run it from windows is this will gets me the right DSDT.aml

 

Help :(

 

 

You can try using koalala's DSDT patcher in Windows or use fassl's DSDT Patcher in OS X......... or extract the dsdt.dsl file when running Windows (using DSDTSE for XP) and then extract the dsdt.dsl file when running OS X (using DSDTSE for OS X)......because Leopard is helpful when installing SL, I would recommend installing Leopard on a small volume......

 

I would set up 2 OS X volumes (first as Main and 2nd as Backup.....so that you always have a working OS X system to fix the other....) of equal size, of say at least 40GB.....it all depends on how much space you wish to use for OS X and whether or not you set up a separate Archive volume for all your documents, music and video files etc.

 

If Windows and OS X are on separate HDDs, then install Chameleon on each OS X volume and EasyBCD on the Windows volume......this way you can boot into OS X when booting Windows HDD and boot into Windows when booting OS X HDD......then:

 

1. Use a Leopard OS X Install DVD distro (see my blog for Leopard install guides) to set up the two OS X volumes and install Leopard onto the 2nd OS X volume.......

 

2. Assuming you can boot into a working Leopard system on the PC you want to install Snow Leopard onto and once SL is working 100% on the 1st OS X volume, you can then clone it onto the 2nd OS X volume overwriting the Leopard system........I use Carbon Copy Cloner for cloning......and install Chameleon again on the 2nd OS X volume......

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dsc00372gx.jpg

 

 

We made big success here .... :)

 

1-restore Mac OS X SL Retail image to Usb Flash Drive with TransMac on windows 7

 

2-boot with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and install Mac OS on another USB Flash Drive ( MOBO Bios Defult ;) )

 

3-now i have Mac OS X SL installed on USB Flash Drive

 

4-i made my DSDT.aml file ... ( this is the important step )

 

5-i put all suggested kext files from Snow_Support_Files_V2.3

 

6-finally i installed Mac OS X SL on my SATA HDD

 

 

Now..

 

how i boot from my HDD ?

 

Note : i use Chameleon 2.0 RC3 for making the bootable usb installation drive

 

 

 

big thank for you verdant

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@Msaleh

 

If Windows and OS X on same HDD, use EasyBCD 2.02 as your bootloader in Windows to boot OS X too

 

If Windows and OS X on separate HDDs, install Chameleon bootloader on OS X HDD and EasyBCD 2.02 on Windows HDD

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ok ... we done here

 

let's go through drivers ... :P

 

i don't know if my nVidia 9600 GSO work or not , i got only 1024*768 resolution but graphic look good

 

Note: in system info it detect 32mb only from Video memory ( nVIDIA 9600 GSO 1.5 G )

 

and my onboard LAN Card ( Ethernet 802.3 ) doesn't work i try to install nForceLAN_0.64.6.mpkg but in system info i don't see any Ethernet card

 

so...

 

i need to change my resolution because my monitor is 23 inch i see everything Big

 

and need to join home wired network and get internet work

 

 

i think this is the final step :D

 

thanks

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ok ... we done here

 

let's go through drivers ... :P

 

i don't know if my nVidia 9600 GSO work or not , i got only 1024*768 resolution but graphic look good

 

Note: in system info it detect 32mb only from Video memory ( nVIDIA 9600 GSO 1.5 G )

 

and my onboard LAN Card ( Ethernet 802.3 ) doesn't work i try to install nForceLAN_0.64.6.mpkg but in system info i don't see any Ethernet card

 

so...

 

i need to change my resolution because my monitor is 23 inch i see everything Big

 

and need to join home wired network and get internet work

 

 

i think this is the final step :D

 

thanks

 

Networking: Extract 0.64.5 nForceLAN.kext using Pacifist and install it in /S/L/E/ using Kext helper b7........

 

Video: From my nForce SL Retail Install GUIDE

 

The 3 easiest methods for getting an nVidia graphics card working in Snow Leopard are as follows (easiest first).

 

1. Chameleon 2.0 GraphicsEnabler option via com.apple.Boot.plist:

 

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>

<string>Yes</string>

 

2. Hexadecimal graphics string option via com.apple.Boot.plist:

 

<key>device-properties</key>

<string>"for example, 6c0200000100000001000000600200000d00000002010c.." </string>

 

where the graphics string is generated by EFIStudio v1.1 or OSx86Tools.....

 

3. NVEnabler injector kext, Injector kext, which enables TV-OUT and injects 2nd display operation very well......

 

The NVEnabler.kext (32bit/64bit) is not just another injector kext because it does on-the-fly ROM patching to give a more stable output configuration.......but you still need to insert your graphics card(s) Device ID into the Info.plist files of the NVDAResman.kext and the NVDANV40hal.kext or NVDANV50hal.kext (to see which of these kexts you need to modify to suit your graphics card(s), look at the list of Snow Leopard supported nVidia cards in post 1.......the older NVDANV30Hal, NVDANV20Hal and NVDANV10Hal kexts are not present in Snow Leopard.....).

Important: The methods above are mutually exclusive......use only one at a time. Undo any changes you make before you try something different.

 

If you still have video resolution switching problems, then try connecting your display cable connector to the other port on your video card.....

 

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Networking: Extract 0.64.5 nForceLAN.kext using Pacifist and install it in /S/L/E/ using Kext helper b7........

 

ok ...

 

it's work %100 for me :D

i extract using Pacifist and install it too with the same utility because Kext helper after put the kext file the install still not active

and OSX86Tools can't select the Kext file it show like hidden file

 

 

and for nVIDIA i use XDarwin Nvidia Installer V 1.1 OSX.mpkg it's work on 9800GX2 drivers now i use full high resolution 1920*1080 :D and 512 mb Video memory

 

for Audio it's work by default after install SL Retail DVD 10.6.3 ( ALC 885 Codecs )

 

thanks much verdant for help

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ok ...

 

it's work %100 for me :D

i extract using Pacifist and install it too with the same utility because Kext helper after put the kext file the install still not active

and OSX86Tools can't select the Kext file it show like hidden file

 

 

and for nVIDIA i use XDarwin Nvidia Installer V 1.1 OSX.mpkg it's work on 9800GX2 drivers now i use full high resolution 1920*1080 :D and 512 mb Video memory

 

for Audio it's work by default after install SL Retail DVD 10.6.3 ( ALC 885 Codecs )

 

thanks much verdant for help

 

Glad to help....... :) Assume you have full CI/QE video now......?

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