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Ok, neil and minihack. I'll max up ram to 1.5 GB and wait for bleez's advice on installation of Leopard on cube. :)

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I would most likely stop at Tiger and see what you can squeeze in for a GPU without breaking the bank.
That way your speed and performance wont poop out, only other issue I see if you get it all going is flash if your going to wander the interwebs with it.

You'll need to update firmware
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1285?viewlocale=en_US

And if you realy want Leo.
http://www.theevilboss.com/2010/11/installing-leopard-on-g4-cube.html

Other useful bits
http://lowendmac.com/macos.shtml
http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/English-North_American/Macintosh/System/
http://x704.net/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5623
 
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I am using a 10.8 with a Unibeast install and then using the 10.8.2 combo updaate. With this system, I am not using a DSDT.aml file with ML. Why? As I recall when I updated and tried to use the same DSDT that I used for Lion, the system KP'd. Most everything works without one except the sleep and wake from sleep. Also the USB3 ports are problematic.

I am attaching a zipped system profile that you can see everything that is installed.


neil

Hi Neil,
I have the same motherboard (DH61AG - bios ver. 0043 - i3-2125) and I installed ML 10.8.2 via unibeast 1.5.3 and Multibeast 5.1.3 but I can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in........ please help me...
Bios has the UEFI boot enabled but there is no HPET option.
MultiBeast -->EasyBeast Installation and audio ALC892 without DSDT - network driver - Chimera 1.11.1 r1394 - System definition: MacMini.
Thanks in advance for your help
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Hi Neil,
I have the same motherboard (DH61AG - bios ver. 0043 - i3-2125) and I installed ML 10.8.2 via unibeast 1.5.3 and Multibeast 5.1.3 but I can't boot without Flash Drive plugged in........ please help me...
Bios has the UEFI boot enabled but there is no HPET option.
MultiBeast -->EasyBeast Installation and audio ALC892 without DSDT - network driver - Chimera 1.11.1 r1394 - System definition: MacMini.
Thanks in advance for your help
Ultrapatch
Ultrapatch - I will try to help. Go into the System Report via About the Mac and save a report to disk. It defaults to the /Documents. Either post the file in this thread as an attachment or PM me and attach it.

Or up several post is a copy of my system report that you can compare.

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Ultrapatch - I will try to help. Go into the System Report via About the Mac and save a report to disk. It defaults to the /Documents. Either post the file in this thread as an attachment or PM me and attach it.

Or up several post is a copy of my system report that you can compare.

neil
Hello Neil
Here my Mac Mini report.
Have a nice time.
P.S.: which Kernel do you use for this project?
 

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Hello Neil
Here my Mac Mini report.
Have a nice time.
P.S.: which Kernel do you use for this project?
The main thing that I see is that all of my ML installations are "OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)" while yours is "OS X 10.8.2 (12C54)" and different version numbers on several kexts. And the Kernel Version: Darwin 12.2.0 is the same on yours as mine. In summary nothing jumps out as being wrong.

This makes me wonder what your set up is on SSD/HDD. Please use the terminal app and do a "diskutil list" and copy the output to the posting (this is mine):

G4-Cube:~ neil$ diskutil list
/dev/disk0
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *250.1 GB disk0
1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_HFS aMac1 83.4 GB disk0s2
3: Apple_HFS aMac2 83.4 GB disk0s3
4: Apple_HFS aMac3 82.7 GB disk0s4
/dev/disk1
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk1
1: EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1
2: Apple_HFS Data 350.0 GB disk1s2
3: Apple_HFS TimeMachine 149.6 GB disk1s3
G4-Cube:~ neil$

And I am booting to the "aMac1" partition. And note that when you save the posting, the white space in the listing is removed so it will look compact as mine does.

neil
 
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The main thing that I see is that all of my ML installations are "OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)" while yours is "OS X 10.8.2 (12C54)" and different version numbers on several kexts. And the Kernel Version: Darwin 12.2.0 is the same on yours as mine. In summary nothing jumps out as being wrong.

This makes me wonder what your set up is on SSD/HDD. Please use the terminal app and do a "diskutil list" and copy the output to the posting (this is mine):

G4-Cube:~ neil$ diskutil list
/dev/disk0
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *250.1 GB disk0
1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_HFS aMac1 83.4 GB disk0s2
3: Apple_HFS aMac2 83.4 GB disk0s3
4: Apple_HFS aMac3 82.7 GB disk0s4
/dev/disk1
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk1
1: EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1
2: Apple_HFS Data 350.0 GB disk1s2
3: Apple_HFS TimeMachine 149.6 GB disk1s3
G4-Cube:~ neil$

And I am booting to the "aMac1" partition. And note that when you save the posting, the white space in the listing is removed so it will look compact as mine does.

neil
here's my diskutil list; (what about your BIOS configuration? -- and org.chameleon.Boot.plist? I past mine.... is it the same of your MacMini? )

localhost:~ ultrapatch$ diskutil list
/dev/disk0
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *750.2 GB disk0
1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_HFS MacMini 749.8 GB disk0s2
localhost:~ ultrapatch$

--------------------------------------

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>darkwake=0</string>
<key>Legacy Logo</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Timeout</key>
<string>2</string>
<key>UseKernelCache</key>
<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

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ultrapatch - I do not understand why your system is not booting from the hard drive.

If this was my system, I would use a spare drive to hack around with as follows:

Partition the spare drive into several small partitions of 30GB (at least two partitions) so you can clone both ways.

I would download the latest ML package from the AppStore.

Use all the latest tools from TonyMacX86 (it appears that you already have them).

Install to the first partition and first boot the new installation using the USB installer. Run only Easybeast first time around.

Eject the USB and reboot to the hard drive... this is where you have a problem.

Then if the system still goes into black screen of death or KPs or just halts before reaching the desktop;
I would reboot using the USB installer.

Clone partition one to partition two using Superduper!.

Install Kext Wizard.app and ShowAllFiles.app and set show all files.

I would copy the /Extra (in total) from the USB installer to your root replacing your original /Extra directory.

And run KextWizard to repair permissions and rebuild caches.

Eject the USB installer and reboot.

This is the TEST... does it boot from the hard drive?

If yes then you can start removing things from the /Extra folder and rebooting until you find the key item that is causing the boot issue. (Note that the /Extra is unusual in that it contain a /Extensions sub directory that you will want to remove; however you may need to keep it for now and remove one kext at a time from it.)

If the system still does not boot... well I am out of ideas, and your are stuck with the USB device to boot.

And remember to clone your good progress to partition number 2 so you have a fall back.

Good luck and let me know if you try the above and how it turns out.
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ultrapatch - I do not understand why your system is not booting from the hard drive.

If this was my system, I would use a spare drive to hack around with as follows:

Partition the spare drive into several small partitions of 30GB (at least two partitions) so you can clone both ways.

I would download the latest ML package from the AppStore.

Use all the latest tools from TonyMacX86 (it appears that you already have them).

Install to the first partition and first boot the new installation using the USB installer. Run only Easybeast first time around.

Eject the USB and reboot to the hard drive... this is where you have a problem.

Then if the system still goes into black screen of death or KPs or just halts before reaching the desktop;
I would reboot using the USB installer.

Clone partition one to partition two using Superduper!.

Install Kext Wizard.app and ShowAllFiles.app and set show all files.

I would copy the /Extra (in total) from the USB installer to your root replacing your original /Extra directory.

And run KextWizard to repair permissions and rebuild caches.

Eject the USB installer and reboot.

This is the TEST... does it boot from the hard drive?

If yes then you can start removing things from the /Extra folder and rebooting until you find the key item that is causing the boot issue. (Note that the /Extra is unusual in that it contain a /Extensions sub directory that you will want to remove; however you may need to keep it for now and remove one kext at a time from it.)

If the system still does not boot... well I am out of ideas, and your are stuck with the USB device to boot.

And remember to clone your good progress to partition number 2 so you have a fall back.

Good luck and let me know if you try the above and how it turns out.
neil
TEST done, but no luck, my friend. :(
Do you have the same BIOS version? (ver. .0043). Maybe there's any issue on my BIOS configuration.....
I've tried with Xmove but no luck at all.... the same black screen..... :(
 
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Ultrapatch. I have the same board and cpu. Here are my install notes:

Intel Cube Build - October 2012


- Intel Core i3 2125 Dual Core LGA1155 3.3Ghz Sandy Bridge - $140 NCIX
- Intel DH61AG H61 Express chipset - $120 NCIX
- 2x4GB Kingston DDR3-1333 204pin SODIMM - $38 NCIX
- GELID Slim Silence Iplus Heatpipe CPU Cooler Heatsink - $25 NCIX
- DELL PA-19 230Watt 19.5VDC Power Supply - $35 Amazon [[Could probably substitute a PA-15]]
- Seagate Momentus 320GB 5400RPM 2.5" SATA SSD - $45 NCIX
- Kingston 128GB SSDNOW 200 2.5" SATA HDD - $85 NCIX
- PowerMac G4 Cube used - $61 ebay
- Novus Polish 8oz - $36 http://www.novuspolish.com
- Scythe 2.5 Twin Mounter 2X2.5IN HDD/SSD 3.5IN Drive Bay Mounting Kit - $10 NCIX
- Broadcom BCM94322 4322 half mini PCI wireless wifi card

Instructions to install Max OSX
-------------------------------
1) Flashed bios to 0.43 The board came with 0.23. Needed to create bootable USB with DOS.


2) Used "Install OS X Mountain Lion.app" v10.8.2 and built a UniBeast USB Installer on a 16GB USB Flash Drive
You will need UniBeast - Mountain Lion to create the USB Installer.
Building the UinBeast installer took about 15 minutes.

3) Enter PC Bios and Load Defaults, then ensure SATA mode is set to AHCI
BIOS settings:
Main -> All Default Settings

Configuration/Onboard Devices
Enhanced Consumer ID -> Disable
Audio -> Enable
Front Panel Audio -> Auto
HDMI/DisplayPort Audio -> Enable
Internal SPDIF/DMIC header -> SPDIF Out
LAN -> Enable
USB -> All Enabled
Num Lock -> On
SATA Drives
Chipset SATA -> Enable
Chipset SATA Mode -> AHCI
eSATA Ports -> Enable
S.M.A.R.T. -> Enable
SATA Port 0 -> HDD
SATA Port 1 -> SSD
eSATA Port -> Not Installed
mSATA Port -> Not Installed
Hot Plug Capability -> Disable (Both 0 and 1)
eSATA Port Hot Plug Capability -> Enable
mSATA Port Hot Plug Capability -> Disable
Hard Disk Pre-Delay -> 5s
Video
Integrated Graphics Device -> Always Enable
IGD DVMT Memory -> Maximum DVMT
Primary Video Adaptor -> Int Graphics (IGD)
IDG Primary Video Port -> Auto
No Video Detected Error Beeps -> Enable
All-in-One Chassis -> None
IGD Flat Panel -> Disable
Fans
CPU Fan -> CPU, Auto, 250, 30, 100
SYSTEM Fan -> System, Auto, 250, 20, 100

Performance -> All Defaults
Security -> All Defaults

Power
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology -> Enable
Processor C States -> Enable
System Power Options
After Power Failure -> Stay Off
Wake On LAN from S4/S5 -> Stay Off
Deep S4/S5 -> Disable
S3 State Indicator -> Blink
Wake System from S5 -> Disable
PCIe ASPM Support -> Enable
Flash Update Sleep Delay -> Disable

Boot
Boot Menu Type -> Advanced
Boot Drive Order -> P4, P1
Boot to Optical Devices -> Disable
Boot to Removable Devices -> Disable
Boot to Network -> Disable
USB Boot -> Disable
Boot USB Devices First -> Disable
UEFI Boot -> Enable
BIOS Setup Auto Entry -> Disable
Fast Boot
General Optimization -> Disable
USB Optimization -> Disable
Video Optimization -> Disable
Boot Display Options -> All Defaults

4) Insert the USB stick into a USB 2.0 port and boot and install onto PC


Making a large HD (greater than 1TB) bootable (not needed if HD is 1TB or less)
[ I did not do this as my drives were under 1TB ]
---------------------------------------------
5) If installing onto a HD that is over 1TB, do the following:
XX) Reboot the USB stick, and choose to boot into the Lion installation.

XX) Open up System Profiler and determine the install drive's BSD Name.

1) Reboot the USB stick and choose USB

2) Run Disk Utility and unmount the drive you installed OS Lion on.

3) Get the drive device name of your target volume from Disk Utility by selecting the volume and clicking Info.
*** Make VERY certain that you are looking at the correct volume ***

4) Launch Terminal and execute the following command:
dd if=/Volumes/USB/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2
NOTE: (replace "USB" with your actual volume name of your UniBeast volume)
(replace "disk0s2" with your unix drive name... looked up in System Profiler/Serial-ATA...BSD Name)

NOTE: If you get a "Resource Busy" error, you forgot step 4 (Unmount!)

5) Quit Terminal

---------------------------------------------
6) Reboot the USB stick, and choose to boot into the Mountain Lion Installation.

8) Using Safari on the install, Download and Run MultiBeast (or have it ready on the USB stick)
Use MultiBeast 5.0.2 to install the following

- EasyBeast (installs Chimera 1.11
EvOReboot.kext
FakeSMC.kext
LegacyAppleRTC.kext
AppleRTC.kext
JMicron36xATA.kext
JMicronATA.kext
ACHI3rdParty.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext

- Kexts & Enablers/Network/hnak's Apple1000eEthernet
- System Profile Mac Mini
- Hardware temp monitors
- Realtek ALC8XX/Without DSDT/ALC892

*** if system hangs, then reboot using -v GraphicsEnabler=No and install the System Profile Mac Mini. (Press down arrow at boot time)

9) Reboot, Set Boot order in BIOS

Software Installed
------------------
- Trim Enabler
- Temperature Monitor
- TextWrangler
- GeekBench


Tuning
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- I had to add the following lines to /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist to fix resolution at startup
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1280x1024x32@60</string>


- To solve Auto Restart after Shut Down
I set Power/Wake From LAN to Stay Off in the BIOS

- Installed Realtek ALC8XX/Without DSDT/ALC892 to get audio working.
Hooked amp to green output jack
Selected "Internal Speakers" as output device in Sound control panel


Working So Far
---------------


Sleep/Wake - No (cycle power switch to wake?)
Shutdown/Restart - Yes
Networking - Ethernet - Yes
Sound - Yes
Graphics - HD3000 - Yes
Mac App Store - Yes
iCloud - Yes
USB 3.0 - Not Tested
USB Cube Speakers - Low volume
Networking - WiFi - Yes
Bluetooth - Yes






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