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Tutorial: OS X Snow Leopard on Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L rev. 1.1

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after setting up my Hackintosh I decided to post my procedure, hoping it might be of some use to others. I wanted to setup a rather cheap Hackintosh as I don't need bleeding edge components. Todays hardware has already been powerful enough for some years to accomplish most tasks. So I decided not to go with a Core-i processor but with an older Core2Duo. So this is the setup I built:


- motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L rev. 1.1

- CPU: Core2Duo E8400

- 2 x 2 GB Ram

- ASUS GeForce 210 (512 MB) (EN210 SILENT)


(You might get this for approx. 150 Euro used and set up a very nice Hackintosh.)


So here is my installation procedure:


I use Tonymac's i Boot and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method (here is a link for those how don't know: http://tonymacx86.bl...ac-os-x-on.html). The installation was even working having two screens plugged in (HDMI and DVI), but only DVI was showing a picture.


1. Boot your PC using the i Boot 3.2 CD for Snow Leopard

2. Follow the insctructions by Tonymac (see above link)

3. Install 10.6.3 via DVD - during installation you can partition you HDD and adjust the software to be installed (I deselected additional languages and printer drivers)

4. Install and wait for reboot

5. Your PC will not boot right now so you still have to use the i Boot CD to start up your installation

6. OS X will guide you through the configuration of your newly installed OS

7. Right know you will have only some basic functionality e.g. no QE/CI, we will fix this

8. Install Comboupdate from Apple to bring your OS X from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 - do not reboot

9. Now you have to copy a file to your desktop, is teh DSDT.aml for your system (I attached the file, I found this file on root86.org and am very grateful for this file as it's the core of your custom Mac)

10. Run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] (if it crashes just restart the programm) and select:

- User DSDT Install

- System Utilities

- OSX86 Software -> KextHelper b7

11. Copy one the kext EvOreboot.kext to /Extra/Extensions (again found on root86) - without shutdown will now work proberly

12. Now you can reboot your PC


QE/CI will now be working with the above used graphics card thanks to the correct dsdt.aml file.


But sound is still not working correctly. You need to copy two kexts to your system using kexthelper. Those kexts are AppleHDA.kext (extracted from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and legacyALC883.kext (from root86). I attached both kexts in the audio kext zip-file. You only might need to configure the output port of you sound card using the systemsettings.


Now you should have a fully functional Hackintosh. With QE/CI, Sound, Sleep and everything offered by the hardware.





Audio kexts.zip

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