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Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 (v1.5) 1.0

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This .zip pack contains all the files you'll need to get Mac OS X Snow Leopard running on the?Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 perfectly.??

Audio: Realtek ALC889 - OK

LAN: Realtek 811D - OK

SATA: ICH10R - OK (did not check SATA3)

Optical Drive: via SATA - OK

Shutdown / Restart - OK

Sleep - OK

Bios: F6


Just copy the "Extra" folder to the root of the harddisk and install this bootloader. When everything is installed, you'll need to install this kext to get audio working.?


Boot v1.5:

Audio (10.6.3 and above), you will need this kext

DSDT re-designed bigtime (Bios F6 compatible). Shutdown now works everytime.?

Some small tweaks

Boot v1.4:

Internal release

Boot v1.3:

Audio via dsdt (thanks to Conti)

Only 3 kexts!?

Boot v1.2:

Changed bootloader to AsereBLN booter

Updated DSDT for bios F4 (thanks to bomtnguyen)

Removed IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext because of dsdt update

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For the uninitiated among us, the installation goes like this (on a mac):

1) insert a USB stick, open Disk Utility, partition the key as 1 partition selecting GUID Partition Table under options, making the format Mac OS Extended (not 'Journaled' so the key can be accessed under linux installations if required) and give it a name without spaces - mine is called 'USBbootStickKey' here

2) once formatted, and still in Disk Utility, right click (control click) on the new partition in the left hand pane and select 'Information' - write down the Disk Identifier - mine is 'disk5s1'

3) download the zip from here, unzip and copy the resulting folder onto you newly formatted key 'USBbootStickKey'

4) download 'AsereBLN 1.1.9' from this thread - http://www.efixusers.com/showthread.php?t=644 - unzip it and place the resulting folder 'Booter_AsereBLN_v1.1.9' on your desktop

5) open Terminal.app and blindly paste the following in:

(note: sections in brackets are instructions, and not for pasting into Terminal!)

cd (drag the Booter_AsereBLN_v1.1.9 folder into the Terminal window - so it will read something like 'cd /Users/YOURUSERNAME/Desktop/Booter_AsereBLN_v1.1.9' - remeber the space after 'cd')

hit return (cd means 'change directory' and you have now moved to the Asere directory within Terminal)

sudo fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk3 (change rdisk3 to the first part of your Disk Identifier which you wrote down earlier - so if your disk identifier was 'disk5s1' enter 'rdisk5')

hit return

sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk3s2 (again change the disk identifier at the end, this time using the whole thing you wrote down - if it is 'disk5s1' then replace rdisk3s2 with 'rdisk5s1' - dont leave out the 'r')

hit return

sudo cp boot (leave a space and drag your USB stick to the terminal - after doing that mine reads 'sudo cp boot /Volumes/USBbootStickKey')

hit return

Now the key should be ready to boot with! Make sure it is selected as the first boot device in your BIOS settings!

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I am seeing a problem were USB peripherals stop working if the machine is left on overnight - the only solution is to either hard reset or SSH in from another machine and reboot from there.

I was using version 1.3 of this release before without this problem (but with a regular hang on shutdown)

Is anyone else seeing this?

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