I have the boot.plist with the 3 gtx 280's running with 2X GTX-285 cards in slot 1 and 5. If i want to run the GT-120 I have (It is a Apple card) can I edit the in.plist and change the card name to GT-120 and the Vram size? I have Plist edit pro should I edit it and then make a new sibling?
Should I be using a PC version of the GT-120 (or similar) instead of the Mac card?
You will need a new bios to run 3 cards with this board. You can use PC cards & Mac cards in a hackintosh but only Mac cards in a Mac. You can change the plist as you say to get your cards to show in system profiler.
Hey all ! I'm totally new to the forum, and to hackintoshs in general, I'm having kind of a tough one here: When I boot on the P6T7_BOOOTER, or on iBoot, I see the choice of boot disks, but if I chose a mac installed HDD, or a mac DVD, I get "hanged". The little clockwise thing turns, while device is accessed, and then nothing for for a while, then I get the mac BSOD.
I tried following the iBoot protocol (<4gb ram, no usb devices, only GFX card, etc...)
Here is my setup: 920 D0, P6T7 811, 12Gb RAM, GTX480 (slot1), Adaptec 5805 (slot 5), Auzentech X-Fi (slot 6) FW800 (slot 7). CPU&GPU watercooled. I plan to add one or two GTX480 some time later, as well as a 980X upgrade in the near future.
Any help will be much appreciated.
BTW, I had a hard time making the USB install key as per instructions, not sure I did it right. Maybe someone could update the walkthrough on that one because there some things to figure out ?
GTX480 will give you a kernel panic unless you have installed the mac quadro drivers from the nvidia site or this forum. You need 10.6.5 or later otherwise use a different video card. Hard drives must be set to AHCI in the bios.
Hey all, I've finally succeeded in booting to OS X. Using method 2 and adding packages manually to usb install key failed.
Just a few guidelines to those who may try in the future:
First, just in case, update BIOS to latest version. Follow method 1 to install, but when installation completes, do NOT reboot. Install 10.6.6 Combo Update ; then install Official Nvidia Quadro 4000 Mac drivers. Insert disk in Hackintosh, and boot off P6T7_BOOTER key.
Note: Seems to me OSX boots better off SATA port 0 on ICH10R, others did not always work. If you have a partition on your system with special characters, like é or ö, rename them ! Display of the P6T7_BOOTER menu will be garbled !
Finally, to my great sadness, other disk drives are awfully slow / buggy. It seems it is an ATA issue or something, but resolving this seems a bit out of my reach. Anyone here has had the same problem ? Only SATA port 0 is ok
Ok, so I figured from other threads this was an IRQ interrupt or something, so figured it had something to do with the BIOS. So I fiddled around with the ACPI settings with no success. Reading the other P6T7 from here, I learnt a BIOS fix was done, so I updated it with the .rom provided in P6T7_BOOTER, now SATA works !!!
Weird thing, though: HDaudio didn't work at all, previously, now it shows up in system profiler, but not in sound prefs...