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ZOTAC G43ITX-A-E Installing Mac OS X 10.6 & Update to 10.6.6

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Hello Everyone!

I'm from Russia and first of all I wish to apologize for my bad English.

I hope this information will be useful.

Not so long ago I have collected a PC based on motherboard ZOTAC G43ITX-A-E and decided to install there Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 from Retail DVD.

I have MacBook Pro MC 374 already almost a year, therefore it was not difficult to me to make a bootable flash drive based on MyHackInstaller and DVD Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 Retail and to install Mac OS on my new PC. But after installation it is necessary to pick up, install and adjust properly working kexts. But I did not manage to find the information about kexts for this motherboard in internet. So, I had to find and modify some kexts by my self. And I managed to install Combo Update 10.6.6. Now everything in Mac OS X 10.6.6 works stably, except for a sleepmode. As for me, it's not very necessary, but If someone will be possible to force to work sleepmode correctly and if he will publish how to force it here it will be very good.

The following are my system specifications:

* Prosessor: Intel DualCore E5200 2.5GHz 2Mb 800MHz FSB

* Memory: 2x1Gb DDR2 PC8500 1066MHz Kingston HyperX

* Video: Palit GeForce GT430 128bit 1024Mb GDDR3

* MB: ZOTAC G43ITX-A-E (Intel G43 + ICH10)

* Sound: Realtek ALC662

* Wi-Fi: Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/n

* Gigabit LAN: Realtek RTL8168D/8111D

* HDD (Mac OS): 3.5’ 160Gb Seagate (ST3160318AS)SataII

* HDD (Win 7): 2.5’ 250Gb Toshiba (MK2555GSXF)SataII

* Case: MiniITX Thermaltake Element Q VL52021N2E 200W Black

All kexts for this motherboard and videocard are laid out on this site and they can be found by search. All kexts, except SleepEnabler.kext I installed with KextHelper 7B in S/L/E. SleepEnabler must be installed in E/E.

After installing Mac OS from Flash Drive I installed MyHackInstaller on Mac OS HDD (to make HDD bootable and to create Extra folder) and installed Chameleon2 RC5 699 (MyHack worked unstable on my PC somehow,but it's Extra is good). After that I added files com.apple.Boot.plist and smbios.plist modified under the configuration of my PC's processor and memory. In this files I have specified that I've got MacPro3,1 beceause with other models that I specified (iMac9,1 -low test results; MacPro4,1 & 5,1 -kernel panic) the system worked not stably. Also in this files I registered LAN and Video by Enabler (1280x1024x32 ; GraphicsEnabler=Yes ; EthernetBuiltIn=Yes). It was enough for installation Combo Update 10.6.6 (I downloaded it from Apple site as a file). Right after installing Combo Update 10.6.6 but before reboot I changed file SleepEnabler.kext by the version for 10.6.6 (also available for downloading on Downloads - Kexts.com). After reboot I installed NVidia Driver Package Retail_256.01.00f03v5.dmg and Natit.kextmodified for my GT430 and after reboot received properly defined and working GT430. Then I installed kexts for Wi-Fi and for ALC662. it was necessary to change a little VooDooHDA.kext for ALC662 to force it work properly. This modified kexts are also avaliable for downloading on Downloads - Kexts.com. For ALC662 in VooDooHDA.kext is necessary to insert 0x3a3e8086 if you'll modify it on your own. Before installing VooDooHDA.kext better remove AppleHDA.kext from S/L/E otherwise probably to receive kernel panic. And I didn't install VooDooHDAPrefPane because the sound level is adjusted without it as it occurs in native system.

So I've got properly working (except Sleep mode - I turned it off - working now to force it) Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6 64 bit System based on Zotac G43ITX-A-E.

If you will have any questions, offers, additions or remarks - please write them in this subject. I'll be glad to answer and help than I can.

Edited by Hoarfrost

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Another method

I'm not good at English.

NVIDIA GT430 & GT415M

1. Install/Update to 10.6.6 > OK Reta

2. Boot...........GraphicsEnabler=no > Enter

3. Install QUADRO MAC OS X DRIVER RELEASE 256 = NO Reta

http://us.download.nvidia.com/Mac/Quadro_Certified/256.01.00f03/Retail_256.01.00f03v5.dmg

screenshot25540426at11.30.56.png

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4. Instal CUDA Toolkit 4.0 =NO Reta

http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/4_0_rc2/drivers/devdriver_4.0.14_macos.dmg1

5. App ...Natit.kext..> HDD Snow > System > Library >>Extensions<< NO Reta ( Kext Helper b7 )

Kexts.com

6. Edit >com.apple.Boot.plist<

<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>

<string>Yes</string>

7. Repair Disk Permissions >>>>>>>>> OK Reta

GT 415M 1GB ok 10.6.7 good Very good QE/CI =1366x768

GT 430 1GB ok 10.6.6 good Very good QE/CI =1680x1050 ( DVI=OK ) VGA-HDMI =Unknown

ASUS P7H55-M LX/USB3

DDR 3 1333 1 =4GB

NVIDIO GT 430 1GB

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With my GT430 1024Mb while using GraphicsEnabler=Yes in com.apple.boot.plist (wihtout using Natit.kext,EFIString & DSDT.aml) I've got only 512Mb of VideoRam instead of 1024Mb.

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Hoarfrost

Thank you very much for your

"Natit.kext for Palit GT430 1Gb 128bit (NEAT4300FHD01)"

10.7.1 Working!!!

Asus P5G41T-M LX

Gigabyte GT430

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