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  1. 1. Have you successfully installed a working, bootable Lion system?

    • Yes, on a Series 7 (750i, 780i, or 790i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the USB flash drive installer method
      15
    • Yes, on a Series 6 (650i or 680i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the USB flash drive installer method
      13
    • Yes, on a Series 6 (610i or 630i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the USB flash drive installer method
      0
    • Yes, on a Series 7 (750i, 780i, or 790i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the verdant_nForce_OSX_Lion_Installer_DVD_Booter
      0
    • Yes, on a Series 6 (650i or 680i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the verdant_nForce_OSX_Lion_Installer_DVD_Booter
      3
    • Yes, on a Series 6 (610i or 630i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using the verdant_nForce_OSX_Lion_Installer_DVD_Booter
      0
    • Yes, on a Series 7 (750i, 780i, or 790i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using Snow Leopard from an Installer volume to another HDD/volume
      1
    • Yes, on a Series 6 (650i or 680i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using Snow Leopard from an Installer volume to another HDD/volume
      2
    • Yes, on a Series 6 (610i or 630i) nForce chipset Intel CPU MOBO, using Snow Leopard from an Installer volume to another HDD/volume
      0
    • No, none of the above methods has worked for me
      6
    • I have sold or plan to sell my nForce chipset MOBO to go over to the "light" side....Intel chipset MOBO.....
      1
    • I have sold or plan to sell my nForce chipset MOBO to buy a "real" Mac
      1
    • Are you running 10.7.x successfully , having auto-updated without any problems?
      7
    • Are all the standard Apple applications running OK?
      10
  2. 2. Would you say that your Lion system is working to your satisfaction (e.g. compared to Snow Leopard)

    • 100% on
      17
    • Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i
      5
    • Series 6 - 650i, 680i
      9
    • 90% on
      7
    • Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i
      5
    • Series 6 - 650i or 680i
      5
    • 80% on
      4
    • Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i
      2
    • Series 6 - 650i or 680i
      3
    • 70% on
      1
    • Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i
      0
    • Series 6 - 650i or 680i
      0
    • 60% on
      0
    • Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i
      0
    • Series 6 - 650i or 680i
      1
    • 50% on
      1
    • Series 7 - 750i, 780i, or 790i
      1
    • Series 6 - 650i or 680i
      0
    • < 50% on
      0
    • Acceptably on 610i or 630i
      0
  3. 3. Is your Lion system working 100% on

    • SATA HDD
      33
    • SATA DVDRW including burning disks
      6
    • PATA (IDE) HDD
      8
    • PATA (IDE) DVDRW including burning disks
      9
    • Video
      25
    • Onboard LAN (Ethernet)
      26
    • USB devices (mounting/unmounting), plus USB keyboard and USB mouse
      28
    • Firewire
      10
    • PS/2 keyboard and mouse
      6
    • Audio including Front Panel headphones and microphone
      14
    • Audio except Front Panel headphones
      4
    • Audio except Front Panel microphone
      5
    • Sleep including waking from sleep
      6
    • PCI NIC
      4
    • eSATA
      3
    • Bluetooth
      10
    • WiFi
      11
    • Time Machine
      8
    • Overclocking
      12
    • Auto Software Update e.g. to 10.7.x
      17

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@Verdant

 

I realize this now I should not have mixed, but in my case, I got OSX 10.8.2 installed and running smoothly. Also got the audio working via VoodooHDA.

 

I followed your steps to create and patch a DSDT, now sitting on the desktop. But when I tired to boot straight from the hard drive, I get "Waiting for root device" and I have to restart and boot from the USB installer.

 

Otherwise things are up and running smoothly, thank you so much for the help!

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@ brandoc0mmand0

 

Have you installed a Chameleon v2.0 or v2.1 bootloader on your OS X system HDD.....?

 

Have you put imk's 64bit AppleNForceATA.kext in your HDD OS X system's /Extra directory or in /System/Library/Extensions directory......?

 

Your patched DSDT.aml file should go in the OS X root directory i.e. / or in the /Extra directory.......I always put my DSDT.aml file in /

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@ brandoc0mmand0

 

First of all, after putting imk's 64bit AppleNForceATA.kext in S/L/E, you need to use Terminal to reset the kexts ownership and permissions and rebuild the kernelcache file……alternatively, you can use janek202's Kext Wizard for a Terminal-free life.......

 

In Terminal type:

 

sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions

sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions

sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions

exit

 

Have you done this?

 

If yes, then first save a copy of ApplePolicyControl.kext before deleting it from /System/Library/Extensions/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/Contents/PlugIns

 

BTW does your DSDT.aml file compile without any errors and/or warnings?

 

Finally, if you are now running only OS X 10.8.2, then please switch to posting in my OS X Mountain Lion topic.

 

Thanks

verdant

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trying to instal lion on evga 790i from scratch. i have another hack running 10.6.8 but could never get lion running on it. im on a budget and from what i can see this newer board will run up into ml. so is there any decent guides that can help with a fresh install on this board? ive setup iatkos l2 disc on usb stick and when the installer runs it wont show my hdd. only shows my flashdrive. any help would be appreciated. 

the board is evga 790i ultra with nvidia gt 8600 gc (1gb) core 2 quad 2.4ghz and 2 gb ddr3

 

 

 

 

 

 

oops. see some good answers right on this very page. will try that stuff tonight.

Edited by GaryThePCGuy

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@ GaryThePCGuy

 

Your 790i nForce MOBO will run OS X 10.9 Mavericks too......see my OS X 10.9 Mavericks retail install guide........ :thumbsup_anim:


@ GaryThePCGuy

 

Your 790i nForce MOBO will run OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9 Mavericks too......see my nForce 10.8.x and 10.9.x retail install guides........ :thumbsup_anim:

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Hey there,

 

I finally managed to install OS X Lion on my P5N32-SLi Board (using my Laptop - my PC did not load the CD). Now Macintosh is running quite slowly on an external Drive (using a HDD-adaptor), because otherwise I got Kernel Panic.

Is it possible to run OS X from an internal Drive? Which kexts do I need?

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@ Stylep

 

Yes, OS X can run from an internal HDD........see post #1 Parts A to D for example, and Parts E and F for installation via a DVD.......

 

You need at least the following kexts 

 

FakeSMC.kext

AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext
EvOreboot.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext (not required if OS X power management is set up)

 

See post #1.....

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@ Stylep

 

Glad to help......:)

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