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O.K here is the problem. I'm following the instructions I have below. First I want to say thanks to all the very smart people that take time out of their day to help newbies like me. This is my first post. I've spent many hours over the last month just reading. I have the most success with the IPC release. With IDeneb I could get Leopard with a whole bunch of steps but no ethernet, sound or video. With IPC and following the instructions I have listed below. I have a Leopard that boots and runs very fast and has ethernet. Still no audio or video. Instructions say not to install a video driver because of crashes. I've tried both with and without. With video driver(NVDarwin 256mb) during install I get to a screen that shows my motherboard(gforce 630i - nforce7100). But the last line is something like usr/bin something and starting. Left overnight and stayed there. If I don't install video I boot into Leopard just fine. 2 Problems though. I have 2 sound choices. My built-in HDMI or my emu 0404 pci card. There is a beta driver for the emu which I have installed but when I go to sound it shows emu 0404 but says this device has no output or input controlls. I also have tried using EFI studio to get my display working but I try to restart and it just hangs at Apple screen. Also after first install I am only showing 1 core. So I run the GUID patcher and patch dsdt to my leopard partion. Upon restart I get a panic and have to restart manually. Will restart and boot back into Leopard and shows 2 cores. I guess I could leave the patch out and run on only 1 core. It is very fast either way. I am trying to install on my Western Digital drive. Any help with video and sound would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. I just tried Ideneb 10.5.6. Installed but stuck at black screen. I tried to get my specs in my sig but couldn't find out how.
OSX86 on MSI P7N Diamond
BIOS version 1.2
Core2Duo e6400 oc to 2.8 ghz
40gb Seagate 7200.7 SATA HD on internal nForce SATA
IDE DVD on nForce IDE
USB Mouse and Keyboard
EVGA 8800GT 512 Working at 1680x1050 QE/CI Hardware acclerated with EFI String device id 0x061110de (G92)
iPC 10.5.6 DVD
Use USB Keyboard and mouse.
1. Go to BIOS and load fail-safe defaults. Boot from DVD. Press f8 and boot using cpus=1 -v if it wont
2. Partition drive as you like with disk utility in menu at top.
3. Customize Install with ONLY these options:
voodoo kernel 9.5
applenforceata nforce drivers
forcedeth V variation (won't work but enumerates device, may not be necessary)
uuid error fix
dsdt patch (first one in the list)
any apps you want, but definetly DSDTPatcherGUI. You will need this.
DO NOT SELECT ANY VIDEO DRIVERS AT ALL!!! I suspect many failed OSX86 installs fail because of gfx
drivers that work incorrectly or for some reason or another crash the system before it even boots. So
just get your system up and running first, and then add gfx later.
4.Skip DVD check.
5.After Installation restart and boot with -v -f. If it restarts, try cpus=1 -v -f. If you get a kernel
panic about ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin :: Start... error or some crap like that, do this:
Boot using cpus=1 -s . At prompt type:
/sbin/mount -uw /
rm -rf ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin.kext
6. Wait patiently for first boot. Might take ten minutes. If it is slow, the likely reason is that
something on the install is maxing out your cpu processor. Just wait and finish the setup.
7. When you are logged in for the first time, Open Activity Monitor to verify if your cpu is maxed out or
8. If it is, open your Applications folder and run DSDTPatcherGUI. Select Apply DSDT Patch TO: and select
your OSX86 partition. DO NOT SELECT HPET OR ANY OTHER OPTIONS. This seems to fix the maxed out core and
also seems to enable both cores on my Core 2 Duo.
9. Restart and boot with -v. Booting should be much quicker now! Check Activity Monitor again to check
your cpu. Both cores working! Yay!
10. The only issue with the voodoo kernel is that restarting and shutting down leads to kernel panic.
11. You can try vanilla kernel now if you want, but you must use cpus=1. S3 sleep does work but only with vanilla.
12. Install your GFX drivers.
Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1 (build 6001) XFX MG-63MI
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium D 940
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: XFX MG-63MI-7109 2.0
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. V1.2 04/23/2008
Drives Memory Modules c,d
500.11 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
450.59 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GBC-H20L SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
SONY DVD RW DRU-V200A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SD-R5372 ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]
Hitachi HDP725050GLA SCSI Disk Device (500.11 GB) -- drive 1
WDC WD25 00JD-57HBB1 SCSI Disk Device (250.06 GB) -- drive 0 2944
Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB (serial number F09711E9)
Slot 'DIMM1' has 1024 MB (serial number 592327D9)
Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 1) 500.11 GB 450.59 GB free
Lexmark 7100 Series on USB001
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:
ATA Channel 0 [Controller]
ATA Channel 1 [Controller]
NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i [Display adapter]
SAMSUNG [Monitor] (72.3"vis, December 2007)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
E-MU E-DSP Audio
High Definition Audio Device
NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Communications Other Devices
NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Standard PS/2 Keyboard
Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
USB Root Hub (2x)
Generic volume shadow copy