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
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