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Asus P5GC-MX/1333 MacOS X Lion (detailed instruction)


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Detailed instructions for installing MacOS X 10.7.2 iATKOS L2 on this motherboard.

 

Computer Configuration:

 

CPU - Intel Dual Core E2160 (works)

RAM - 3GB (works, installing more RAM on this motherboard does not make sense because it sees a maximum of 3.4 GB)

SATA - ICH7 (works, but does not display the name of the controller in System Profiler) - SATA HDD and SATA DVD-RW

VIDEO - Intel GMA950 64MB (works, no Quartz Extreme - the restriction of the system itself, the rest of the acceleration, 3D, Video Acceleration - working correctly)

LAN - Attasinc L2 Ethernet (works)

USB - works full-speed USB 2.0

SLEEP / REBOOT / SHUTDOWN - works

 

additionally installed PCI USB 2.0 controller NEC, PCI WiFi controller TP-LINK WN851ND, USB Bluetooth Adapter D-Link 122 - works

Keyboard and Mouse - Apple USB Keyboard alluminium, Apple USB Mighty Mouse

 

version of the BIOS - 3.14

 

1. Setting the jumpers and the BIOS

1.1 on a motherboard switch the jumper USBPWR to position 2-3 (for the correct exit from sleep mode)

1.2 set up the BIOS

 

- MAIN - IDE CONFIGURATION

ONBOARD IDE OPERATION MODE - ENHANCED MODE

ENHANCED MODE SUPPORT ON - SATA + PATA

IDE DETECT TIME - 5 SEC

 

- ADVANCED - USB CONFIGURATION

ESB FUNCTION - ENABLE

LEGACY USB SUPPORT - ENABLE (otherwise the keyboard does not work during Bootloader'a)

USB 2.0 CONTROLLER - HIGHSPEED

BIOS EHCI HAND-OFF - ENABLE

 

- ADVANCED - ADVANCED PCI / PNP SETTINGS

PLUG AND PLAY O / S - NO

PCI LATENCY TIMER - 64 or 128

 

- POWER

SUSPEND MODE - S3 ONLY

ACPI 2.0 SUPPORT - ENABLE

ACPI APIC SUPPORT - ENABLE

 

2. Installation of the system - no difference from a flash drive or optical drive.

2.1 use Disk Utility to format MacOS Extended (Journaled) partition type GUID

2.2 set up an additional installation options

 

- Item BOOTLOADER

CHAMELEON 2.1

 

- Item BOOTLOADER OPTIONS

GRAPHICS ENABLER

BUILT-IN ETHERNET

ORIGINAL APPLE LOGO

(Attention! if you are installing the system on the GMA 950 video card DO NOT ENABLE 32 BIT PATCH - otherwise the eternal boot is guaranteed, to resolve you should switch to 64bit mode or use -F switch of the Bootloader)

 

- Item PATCHES

FAKESMC

DISABLER

RTC

EVOREBOOT

IO PCI FAMILY (not sure that necessarily - but I did)

 

- Item DRIVERS - HARDWARE SENSORS

CPU

MOTHERBOARD

 

with the given parameters you should pass the correct installation of the end of which the computer restarts

 

2.3 copy extra.zip contents to a folder Extra in the root of Hard Drive

 

2.4 install the system kexts from the archive s-l-e.zip

 

2.5 remove kext AppleHPET.kext out of the folder System/Library/Extensions (if you do not - possible bugs in the USB, although I have not seen, and definitely buggy bottom PCI-slot motherboard (that's what I saw in person)

 

2.6 rebuild caches using Kext Utility (Google to help)

 

2.7 audit Bootloader configuration

 

- Item BOOT FLAGS

TIME OUT - 5

 

- Item PERIPHERALS

GRAPHICS ENABLER

LEGACY LOGO

ETHERNET BUILT-IN

 

- Item ADVANCED

ARCH - I386 (set this value if you are using integrated GMA 950 video, if you are working through a PCI Express card - may need to set the X86_64)

RESTARTFIX

GENERATE P-STATES

GENERATE C-STATES

 

2.8 turn off the computer, wait 10 seconds and turn on the computer - to get the correct load on the system - there will be sound, video acceleration, network. then check that all devices are functioning properly, pay special attention to the work of lower-PCI-slot and USB port

 

2.9 with DSDT AutoPatcher GUI (Google to help) create dsdt.aml file in the root of the boot disk and put this point to him in Bootloader BIOS - reboot the computer, check the correctness of the operation.

Extra.zip

S-L-E.zip

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I have tried updating from 10.7.2 to 10.7.5 sleepenabler deleting and restoring permissions and not working to me. Just get to start it with-F. I get an error unsupported kernel Fintek chip in the log. I tested with 10.7.3 applesmc.kext for me but neither works. I'll reinstall and see what happens.

 

Thanks

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I have tried updating from 10.7.2 to 10.7.5 sleepenabler deleting and restoring permissions and not working to me. Just get to start it with-F. I get an error unsupported kernel Fintek chip in the log. I tested with 10.7.3 applesmc.kext for me but neither works. I'll reinstall and see what happens.

 

Thanks

 

I had an fintek 718x generating logs, I removed the plugin from the package(as the package comes with 4 or 5, not all boards have them) and resent the kext with a kext tool. being using 10.7.5 for a while now, all good...

 

good Luck!

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I was contemplating selling off this motherboard, but decided to do some quick research to see what Hackintosh progress had been made.  I'm glad that I did!  If you are interested in a custom DSDT for this board.  I have not tested it -- like I said, I just decided to do some research today.  If you'd like to look through the post and try it out, you can have a look here:

 

P5GC-MX/1333 DSDT

  • 2 months later...

I have this board with 2GB ram and 10.7.2 and I tried to add another 2GB module but I get error. What should I do to add memory?

 

Thanks

I've solved deleting dsdt file, repairing disk permissions osx disk installer (iATKOS L2) and booting with the flags -v - x -f.

Thanks anyway

  • 2 years later...

I have tried updating from 10.7.2 to 10.7.5 sleepenabler deleting and restoring permissions and not working to me. Just get to start it with-F. I get an error unsupported kernel Fintek chip in the log. I tested with 10.7.3 applesmc.kext for me but neither works. I'll reinstall and see what happens.

 

Thanks

work for me, thanks

P%GC MX 1333 iAtkosl2 10.7.2 upgrade for 10.7.5, really works

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