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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

Installation:

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.?


Changelog:

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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