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UniBeast: Install OS X Mountain Lion on Any Supported Intel-based PC

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Just got my Core i7 3770K / GA-Z77-D3H-MVP Macbeast running beautifully first time (and had the pleasure of watching it outgun my old iMac by a factor of 6 doing a trial Final Cut render. Thanks guys.

There's a couple of lessons that I learned in the process which were fairly tough to find answers for.
The following might help noobs like myself avoid wasting a few hours in the process - you might want to add them to the article.

1) If you're using an Apple Cinema Display (23", but I think it applies to all), it cannot display the resolution of the Gigabyte BIOS screen. You will need to use a more conventional PC monitor, or (my solution) a VGA cable to a flat screen TV to see the BIOS for the first AHCI adjustment and boot order setting. Once you're past the BIOS, you will be fine. The resolution will be very low until you use Multibeast, install Chameleon 1.11 and reboot, then will be fine from then on.

2) Gigabyte motherboards tend to switch off USB3 ports and USB2 ports not directly connected to the motherboard during the Unibeast install. If you plug your UniBeast USB into a front panel USB socket, or a back panel USB socket, the Unibeast install will hang (verbose mode will repeat "Waiting on ROOT device") after a couple of minutes. Plug the USB Unibeast into a rear panel USB2 (black) socket, and you will be good to go.

3) If you're using a Core i7 and internal graphics, make sure you use the most up to date Multibeast. Chameleon Version 1.10 doesn't have the internal graphics driver.

4) To enable USB3 and stop system crashes with USB devices being plugged in, use the Lacie USB3 driver for Mac: http://www.lacie.com/more/index.htm?id=10112
 
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One question for myself: up till now it's widely reported that motherboards with VIA Codec sound chips can't get the sound working with a CustoMac, and USB sound cards are the only solution. Over at OSX86.net, they claim to have a kext pair to get the Mobo sound going for Mountain Lion VIA 2021 Codecs.
http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=3041
I followed the instructions and got nothing. Has anyone looked at this, got any clues?
 
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Article: UniBeast: Install OS X Mountain Lion on Any Supported Intel-based PC

WP_000002 (2).jpgI Installed Mountain lion And installed multibeast from my previous installed lion 10.7.4, workd great but the application are not responding, A system hangs, even shutdown sometime dont work. Installed with amd graphic card 6770 but graphic show 3 mb only.
 
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THANK YOU William56!

I second the problem with USB3.0 on Gigabyte boards, dont use it! I lost days to that problem, just tried the USB 2.0 on the MOB directly and it finally made it to the installer screen thank god. (note it did type in GraphicsEnabler=no at the chamelion screen (with and apple and a USB icon on it).

Gigabyte x58 UD7 Rev 2.0 BIOS 7, Samsung 830 SSD, socket 1366 990x i7 CPU, NVIDIA 670 4gig EVGA version, Arcea 1880i-12 (not primary boot), 24gigs RAM , video card slot one, RAID slot last, SSD primary boot drive in SATA #1
 
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Article: UniBeast: Install OS X Mountain Lion on Any Supported Intel-based PC

I support the USB 2.0 vs 3.0 on a Gigabyte x58 UD7A board, could not get to the installer screen on a USB3 port.

It also requires that I used the "GraphicsEnabler=no", and I add to that line "-x" safe mode seems to get to the installer more reliably. I do use a NVIDIA EVGA GTX 670 card.

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However, I cant seem to get the Mac installer to see my SSD drive, when it asks were to install OSX my choices are blank, no hard drives listed.

I have tried the default intel ICH10 SATA slot zero and one, tried the SATA Marvell 9128 chip slot and the JMicron362 slots, I tried a few different cables.

I tried two SSD's in all of the slots above, the first is a brand new blank Samsung 256GB SSD, unformated,and the MOB sees it during start up. I also tried a Crucial C300 older 60GB drive, it is seen in the MOB bios start up and Camelion sees it as well since it has a windos installation on it, and camelion gives the option to boot windows (I dont use it obviously, I boot from the Unibeast USB)

No other cards installed. Video is in first PcIE slot.

I made sure the MOB BIOS is set to AHCI in all cases.

Any ideas?
 
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hi
based on your note that gigabyte UEFI motherboards don't require a DSDT, what options should i choose in Multibeast? easybeast installation or nothing?!(cuz I've a UEFI mobo)
 
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I followed all the steps and installed Mountain Lion, the problem: safe mode is required for boot.
After the
restart of the system before completing the second part of installation boot from HDD didn't work.
I completed the installation
by typing -x (safe mode) on boot from HDD.
I downloaded Multibeat and choose:
Easybeast Installation
Audio=>Without DSDT=>ALC892 (audio not working but perhaps because of the safe mode)
IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector
Trim Enabler
ElliottForceLegacyRTC
EvOreboot
FakeSMC
NullCPUPowerManagement
hnak's AppleIntelIE1000e Ethernet (works OK)
Chimera v1.11.1r1394
MacPro 3.1


Whatever I try - can't boot without safe mode.

My System:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.90GHz
Motherboard: Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL (H67 Express chipset-based).
On Board Graphic/Audio (no pci cards at all)
12 GB Kingston memory cards (2X4, 2X2)
120GB Intel SSD


Please help me to fix it
 
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Article: UniBeast: Install OS X Mountain Lion on Any Supported Intel-based PC

I followed all the steps and installed Mountain Lion, the problem: safe mode is required for boot.
After the
restart of the system before completing the second part of installation boot from HDD didn't work.
I completed the installation
by typing -x (safe mode) on boot from HDD.
I downloaded Multibeat and choose:
Easybeast Installation
Audio=>Without DSDT=>ALC892 (audio not working but perhaps because of the safe mode)
IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector
Trim Enabler
ElliottForceLegacyRTC
EvOreboot
FakeSMC
NullCPUPowerManagement
hnak's AppleIntelIE1000e Ethernet (works OK)
Chimera v1.11.1r1394
MacPro 3.1


Whatever I try - can't boot without safe mode.

My System:

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.90GHz
Motherboard: Intel® Desktop Board DH67BL (H67 Express chipset-based).
On Board Graphic/Audio (no pci cards at all)
12 GB Kingston memory cards (2X4, 2X2)
120GB Intel SSD


Please help me to fix it
Why not try -v also. Maybe the verbose listing will tell what doesn't load?
 
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