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HOW TO: Biostar G31-M7 TE
BIOSTAR G31-M7 TE Mac OS X 10.5.6 How to
Hello everyone i would like to contribute something to hackintosh community. I saw few forum posts about this cheap BIOSTAR board which i use, this board is used worldwide
and i must say its very compatible board, you cant use it for RETAIL installation but it works very well after patches. This step by step “quest” can be used on more boards but for this one specific.
I found many solutions for my hackintosh on this board so i want to share some of my “knowlege” for this mobo, i would like to install 10.4 Tiger to my PC but i dont know how to do it if anyone can help me.. please msg me.. dont know any 10.4 OSX with EFI.
Before we do anything we must gather few things:
1.We need some time
2.We need iPC Mac OS X Universal (don”t know real full name)
1st STEP (BIOS SETTINGS)
Since i tryed to install Mac OS X 10.5.6 on this board many times i know exact combinations and fixes to get it work so we must DISABLE 2 things in BIOS before we start. If we do not disable them we wont be able to boot Mac OS X.
So i wont provide any pictures you guys will have to find them so:
1.Disable EHCI (set it to “disabled” its right down under USB Legacy support)
2.Disable Speedstep its under CPU settings.
Now save and exit bios, you are ready to go.
2nd STEP (SETUP BOOT)
Now you can put your iPC Mac OS X in your DVD drive and before setup press F8
-Now we are booting.. it takes same time boot but it will..
After you enter setup i suppose most of people here know how to use disk utility so start that application from menu and (know its up to you - i have 250 GB hard drive and i format it in 2 Mac Os Journaled partitions) format your hard drive to Mac OS Journaled.
-Now select 1 of them for installation and move to next screen.
-Now do not click INSTALL yet but click customise to add some fixes and drivers and choose:
1.VIDEO: nvinject or nvdarwin with amount of memory your graphics card have (just one of them)
2.SOUND: under submenu OTHER choose Azalia audio (it works)
3.CHIPSET: You need ICH 7 fix so choose that one (i think its 1st on menu selection sorry i dont know full name im writing this manual from my head without any preparation)
4.KERNEL (if you have Intel processor DONT choose anything becouse you will go with default Vanilla kernel if you are AMD user GOOD LUCK!! with Voodoo you may have issues later with DSDT)
5.ETHERNET (Dont choose anything you need RTL8168B and RTL8101E driver for MacOS on intel-based MAC you can download that from Realtek website and install later with OSXtools or Kext Helper)
6.Now most important: FIXES submenu: choose ACPI Fix (because without that you will have problem with Using 10485 buffers... ) also there is Time Machine Legacy FIX if its not under FIXES submenu find it you need it checked also.
7.Applications submenu: you need: EFI Studio, OSX Tools, DSDT patcher GUI ...
THATS IT! Thats all you need to select
Now you can go and click INSTALL... (skip DVD check its useless) after 20-30 minutes of installation you are about to restart, you click restart remove your DVD drive and before you BOOT your Mac os X from hard drive for the first time press F8 on your Chameleon bootloader and again type:
3rd STEP (1st BOOT After installation)
Then press enter and boot it should work .. you see nice Welcome Movie with sound (quality of movie depends if you have selected right Video injector and it should work fine)
By now you should see Finder, Dock and all... go to Applications and find tool named DSDT patcher GUI
Run that App (small window apper) from the left side check radio button Mac OS X
and from the right side choose to apply to your Mac hard drive and confirm that, you should recieve on screen something like Success ... 71 fixes.... applied..
Now you can restart your mac and you will have both CPU cores working.
-You can fix your About this mac with OSXTOOLS
-If you have blue screen with screen resolution changing its possible that if your monitor
cable uses VGA connector get yourself DVI-VGA switch it will do.
AUTHOR: SINAN ZIRIĆ
More user friendly READING AT: G31-M7 te Hackint0sh
Hi, I tried your fix but still have to type cpus=1 to get OS x to boot. I can boot without typing cpus=1 by modifying bios under Advanced > power Configuration and disabling APCI APIC support but by doing this when i run Windows XP I only see one core. Hope you can give more info how you get your system to work. Thanks.
motherboard: Biostar G31-M7 TE
Video: nVidia GeForce 8400 GS
Sweet jeebus that's some fine hand-holdin'...
*Be sure to add ps/2 kbd and mouse support if applicable...
After several hours i'm up and running but appear to only have USB 1 transfer rates from external HDs...
A sacrifice i'm willing to live with at this point...
Good luck yinz...
Last edited by GhostmanOn2nd; 08-18-2009 at 04:11 AM.
(ima nwb :S)i tried installing and when i boot from hdd it just automatically restarts no errors or anything...
g31-m7 te (obv)
80GB HDD (cheap) SATA II
3.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor (old)
i think thats about it =)
sorry for reviving old thread... =(
And PLEASE help me =)
Great mobo, with the bios settings got in this page, I have installed Snow Leopard (10.6.3) via Empire EFI, and after few patches like realtekr1000 kext, vodoohda, and with a extra video card, it works just fine, restart and shutdown just works.
MOBO Biostar G31M7-te
Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz
2 Gb Ram DDR2
250 Gb HDD SATA
DVD r-DL SATA
e-vga 7200gt 256mb
Originally Posted by jazzman746
Can you list the settings you used for the 10.6.3, both BIOS and OSX options ?
Also, which hackintosh distribution did you use?
I can install 10.6 but I get stuck at boot with the apple logo and a the spinning wheel.
I'm using. A celeron D330 and the integrated motherboard video.
I had just purchased a Biostar Viotech 3200+ mobo /vga/cpu combo, at first, I had tried many things to work around getting snow leopard 10.6.3 to install because I only have a powerbook(with Tiger Osx) that don't run Intel programs. Managed to GUID partition on my old powerbook with disk utility. Tiger on PPC will only GUID partition on External Drive for me, it did not work on thumb drive I purchased. External HDD I used was a: 60gb western digital, once I did that, I followed first few steps on how to burn the retail snow leopard onto the GUID Partitioned drive from lifehacker.com. I then removed it from my laptop (PPC Tiger) and searched for the right Chameleon bootloader (don't remember which) and used disk utility on powerbook to burn a copy. the biostar BIOS does not have AHCI function, I didn't have to do anything to it but make sure the boot devices where there. It automatically read the external dvd-rom drive as primary boot (only until os is installed) and the external hdd as hard drive, and internal sata as the 2nd drive. When page loads with the little lizard on the top with option to choose boot from boot cd or boot from the burned os image, have to type -f then choose the OS and press enter. After apple logo and pinwheel running for a few minutes, it got me to the install snow leopard screen on this motherboard. I hope this helps some people who don't have AHCI option on most biostar motherboards. *In addition, only problem I had was the mouse not working, but the keyboard did, I may have to configure it once the installation completes(system preferences>keyboard and mouse), and the screen monitor can be resized if it's not correct after installation under system preferences>displays.
Last edited by Zeryan; 08-17-2011 at 04:47 PM.
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