Z68XP-UD3 Problems

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  1. nikomelzer

    nikomelzer

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    Aug 29, 2012 at 5:01 AM #1
    nikomelzer

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    I need help ... Buy this motherboard to install Lion, but since I not have another mac to prepare the installer in usb need to install snow leopard, my problem is this: when the passing iboot 3.3.0 installer dvd mac osx snow leopard does not go the osx installer screen simply restart again, let me know wath I'm doing wrong my setup is as follows: MOBO: Z68XP-UD3 Bios F10 Ver. CPU: Intel Core i5 3550 VIDEO: XFX GF G210 1Gb MEMORY: 4GB 1600Mhz Vengance PSU : Corsair HX 650 Case: Corsair 550 Obsidean Cooler: H80 Hydro
     
  2. totenkopf4

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    Aug 29, 2012 at 7:59 AM #2
    totenkopf4

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    nikomeizer

    One issue is that the CPU is a Ivy bridge unit - the best CPU to use to get SL up and running on this Board would be a Sandy Bridge - But you could try
    If you could turn off the internal video for this MB then it might help.

    You will need to use some startup switches to get the iBoot to load
    -x -v -f acpi=off PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No

    iBoot and Multibeast - TonyMacx86 guide - this is what you want to use to setup for your install but use jesters969 for the actual install
    http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html
    make sure your bios matchs - settings ahci hpet S3 - and that your downloaded dsdt file version matches your installed bios version - very important. You will need the dsdt file update helper multibeast all on a usb thumb drive

    Read this for update helper. Mac OSC 10.6.8 update - and Update Helper for 15 Sandy Bridge
    http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/06/mac-os-x-1068-update.html
    http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/07/get-ready-for-os-x-lion-update-to-1068.html

    You should follow this modded guide from jester969 once you try to install
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    How to due a sandybridge cpu w compatable hardware OSX hack 10.6.8 build. jester969

    Typical installation steps are:
    1) iBoot + Disk Utility + install Snow Leopard DVD (perform install via DVD) reboot
    you want to use the startup switches here
    2) iBoot + Installed OSX HDD (boot with iBoot and loading OS via newly installed HDD) - get welcome screen ( if you used the -x startup switch no welcome screen)
    3) Run Update Helper and Reboot? (use the -v -f PCRootUID=0)
    4) iBoot + Installed OSX HDD, run combo update 10.6.8 , DO NOT reboot
    5) Run Multibeast and select the options which are required to your board - sound network and System Utilties all options.
    6) Reboot w/out iBoot (use the -v -f PCRootUID=0)

    Audio/Ethernet/DSDT

    DSDT and BIOS firmware must match to the corresponding number.

    Please perform a Google search for this
    " How to use MultiBeast: a comprehensive guide of MultiBeast options " - remove quotes - the daate at the top pf the title will be January 23 2012
    you will see several links related to MultiBeast that will help you with this utility.

    Try and report back ... if you have issues then its the IVY CPU and you should see if you can borrow a Sandy Bridge CPU for OSX10.6 then once you make that USB you can swap out the CPU's and install OSX 10.8 you will not go back to 10.6 w that IVY CPU - also if you want you can download the Apple update 10.6.6 inorder to get to OSX LION or ML as that is the minimum level to do it.
     
  3. nikomelzer

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    Aug 29, 2012 at 9:53 PM #3
    nikomelzer

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    Thank you very much for your answer. lion will be for the same steps? if I change my processor would be easier? The strangest part is that last night I tried several things from these the iboot legacy. I managed to install everything just not boot from the hard drive. I will continue testing and I will be posting my achievements thanks ...
     
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    Aug 30, 2012 at 6:32 AM #4
    totenkopf4

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    nnikomelzer

    yes it would help if you used a sandy bridge cpu

    if you are not booting from the Hard Drive then the Bootloader is not installed when you did multibeast

    Did you find this item I asked you to search for....

    this should explain whats needed also your using the old LEGACY version of IBOOT not a good idea - should use the new one.

    Did you follow jesters969 method and update helper

    If you are getting a kernal panic take picture and post as an attachment,

    ALso you may want to read the items about startup switchs as for sandy bridge (ivy too) some special ones are needed.
    -x -v -f acpi=off PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No

    Something useful about command line switches one needs to know !
    http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/05/bootloader-acpi-flags-while-darwin-bootloader/
    This is from 2008 some of these have changed but it still a good read,
    http://news.metaparadigma.de/osx86-flags-and-parameters-for-darwin-bootloader-104/
     

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