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How to install iATKOS L2 on Asus P8Z68-V PRO Z68+Asus GTX 550 Ti



Just built a custom system using the components listed below and then installed iAtkos L2 using the Customise options also listed below:

Components
Asus P8Z68-V PRO Z68 Socket 1155 8 Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered
Be Quiet 530W Pure Power PSU
WD 1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Caviar Black Hard Drive - 7200rpm 64MB Cache
BitFenix Shinobi Black Mid Tower Case
Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz Socket 1155 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor
LiteOn iHAS224 24x DVD±RW DL RAM & Lightscribe SATA Optical Drive - OEM Black
Microsoft Digital Media Keyboard 3000 - USB
Microsoft Comfort Mouse 4500 5 Button - Wired USB with Bluetrack Technology
HANNS-G HH221DP Full HD TFT LCD 21.5" DVI-D Monitor with Speakers


Asus GTX 550 Ti 1GB
GDDR5 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card






iAtkos Customise Settings used
Bootloader
--- Chameleon 2.1 (default)
Bootloader Options
--- Graphics Enabler (default)
--- Built-in Ethernet (default)
Patches
--- FakeSMC (default)
--- Disabler (default)
--- RTC (default)
--- EvOreboot (default)
Drivers
- Main Hardware
-- SATA/IDE
--- AHCI SATA
- Sound
-- AppleHDA < Checked this Box to select all sub boxes
- USB < Checked this Box to select all sub boxes
- VGA < Left Unchecked; Nothing Selected
- Network
-- Wired
--- Intel Gigabit

I could probably refine this install but as a first install it works well, Screen res is high, network works nicely, sound is good. Boots up fine and quickly, actually faster than my mates G5 with Lion

I think this system would probably run very well with a dsdt.aml modded, unfortunately this system, is destined to be a Windows 7 x64 PC for a customer, I just wanted to see if iATKOS L2 would install ok. I have to say it was a nice straight forward install, I didn't have to put any boot flags in not even -v

oh and all the components came to £850 not a bad price for a New Hackintosh

Update: just checked the customise option GF100 under VGA and that works just as well.

iATKOS L2 Lion 10.7.2: Fix for most common issues ;)

Simple Troubleshooting guide:



At times after installation, your system may not work properly as in - it may restart, not boot at all or hang at a certain point. This is quite normal and there are many ways for it to be fixed. It varies from one case to another case. However this basic troubleshooting guide would help you to fix most of the common problems.


- If you're facing hangs, freezes or kernel panics (which is present as a shutdown symbol on the screen just after boot) type in "-v" (without quotes) in the boot command of the bootloader. This would give you verbose output which is useful for the solution.


- "Waiting for root device" - It means that OS X doesn't see your hard disk or boot device. You can face with this during dvd boot or after system install during hdd boot.

Change your SATA mode from IDE/RAID to ACHI by your BIOS setup and also you need to check other BIOS settings that might be the usual problem, read the "mickey mouse guide" on our forum for BIOS settings. This usually does fixes the problem. If not, then you can try to install using a USB media. You need to restore the L2 image to USB media and install chameleon to it. You can do it on both OS X and Windows systems, search our forum or google for instructions. If still no light, then you may have an incompatible hardware for this OS.


- White or black screen during HDD boot - This means that OS X doesn't see your monitor properly or your graphics card isn't working correctly. Firstly boot with "-x -v" to reach up to GUI, then you can search the internet for the solution for your graphics hardware. Secondly reinstall the OS again, but this time make sure you don't select any graphic drivers. If you can login to GUI, you know what to do so.


- Keep in mind that sometimes certain kext patches may not work for your system even though they are the same chipset but a slight variation may cause it not to work on your PC. The result may be a kernel panic again, reinstall back but this time don't select any funny patches/drivers. This would resolve your problem.

By Ufuk Durgun

iATKOS L2 Lion 10.7.2: Fix for most common issues ;)

Simple Troubleshooting guide:



At times after installation, your system may not work properly as in - it may restart, not boot at all or hang at a certain point. This is quite normal and there are many ways for it to be fixed. It varies from one case to another case. However this basic troubleshooting guide would help you to fix most of the common problems.


- If you're facing hangs, freezes or kernel panics (which is present as a shutdown symbol on the screen just after boot) type in "-v" (without quotes) in the boot command of the bootloader. This would give you verbose output which is useful for the solution.


- "Waiting for root device" - It means that OS X doesn't see your hard disk or boot device. You can face with this during dvd boot or after system install during hdd boot.

Change your SATA mode from IDE/RAID to ACHI by your BIOS setup and also you need to check other BIOS settings that might be the usual problem, read the "mickey mouse guide" on our forum for BIOS settings. This usually does fixes the problem. If not, then you can try to install using a USB media. You need to restore the L2 image to USB media and install chameleon to it. You can do it on both OS X and Windows systems, search our forum or google for instructions. If still no light, then you may have an incompatible hardware for this OS.


- White or black screen during HDD boot - This means that OS X doesn't see your monitor properly or your graphics card isn't working correctly. Firstly boot with "-x -v" to reach up to GUI, then you can search the internet for the solution for your graphics hardware. Secondly reinstall the OS again, but this time make sure you don't select any graphic drivers. If you can login to GUI, you know what to do so.


- Keep in mind that sometimes certain kext patches may not work for your system even though they are the same chipset but a slight variation may cause it not to work on your PC. The result may be a kernel panic again, reinstall back but this time don't select any funny patches/drivers. This would resolve your problem.

By Ufuk Durgun

Surround 5.1 audio [ Fix #1 ]


You should definitely read through it, but here’s the gist for movies that contain AC3 audio files:
Install a copy of the free Perian QuickTime plug-in on your Mac. String an optical cable between your Mac and a compatible receiver. Launch Audio Midi Setup (found in the Utilities folder) and in the audio output area select Digital Out from the Source pop-up menu and 48000.0Hz and 2ch–16-bit in the Format area.
Launch the Terminal app and enter 

defaults write com.cod3r.a52codec attemptPassthrough 1
 Press Return.

If iTunes is running, quit and relaunch it.
Locate the movie you want to view, and play it with iTunes’ Volume slider set to its highest level. Also be sure that the equalizer is off. Place your cursor over the movie so that the on-screen controls appear, click on the small bubble icon, and choose the surround sound track. With a little luck, iTunes should now play the movie with surround-sound audio.

source:

How to install iATKOS L2 on eMachine M350 Mini Netbook [Guide]




Here are the steps to installing iAtkos L2 onto an eMachine M350 mini netbook.

1. Burn the image of the iAtkos L2 onto a usb
2. Boot using the iAtkos L2 dvd with the usb attached and then select the usb to boot right off of it
3. Select your language
4. Using the Disk Utilities partition your HD. In this case I used MBR but you can use GUID if you like
5. Use the follow for installattion
   *Chameleon 2.0
   *Graphics Enabler
   *PCI Root-1
   *32 bit
   *Built in Ethernet
   *Fake SMC
   *Disabler
   *RTC 32-Bit
   *EvoReboot
   *IOPCI Family
   *Atom Kernel
   *AHCI SATA
   *Voodoo HDA 2.2
   *USB 2.0
   *Voodoo keyboard and mouse
   *Select all wifi boxes
6. Your install will last about 12 minutes.
7. The 1024x600 display settings will be automatically detected but will have no hardware acceleration and will run natively.
8. Enjoy iATKOS L2!!!
9. I am currently waiting for someone to come up with the Video Kext which is a GMA 3150 which has caused several headaches in the past editions of iAtkos v2 S3 and so on. But for some reason iAtkos L2 detected the correct display setting but like I said before only natively.
10. Any comments please feel free to e-mail me.
11. Copied from iATKOS.tk

How to install iATKOS L2 on eMachine M350 Mini Netbook [Guide]


Here are the steps to installing iAtkos L2 onto an eMachine M350 mini netbook.


1. Burn the image of the iAtkos L2 onto a usb
2. Boot using the iAtkos L2 dvd with the usb attached and then select the usb to boot right off of it
3. Select your language
4. Using the Disk Utilities partition your HD. In this case I used MBR but you can use GUID if you like
5. Use the follow for installattion
   *Chameleon 2.0
   *Graphics Enabler
   *PCI Root-1
   *32 bit
   *Built in Ethernet
   *Fake SMC
   *Disabler
   *RTC 32-Bit
   *EvoReboot
   *IOPCI Family
   *Atom Kernel
   *AHCI SATA
   *Voodoo HDA 2.2
   *USB 2.0
   *Voodoo keyboard and mouse
   *Select all wifi boxes
6. Your install will last about 12 minutes.
7. The 1024x600 display settings will be automatically detected but will have no hardware acceleration and will run natively.
8. Enjoy iATKOS L2!!!
9. I am currently waiting for someone to come up with the Video Kext which is a GMA 3150 which has caused several headaches in the past editions of iAtkos v2 S3 and so on. But for some reason iAtkos L2 detected the correct display setting but like I said before only natively.
10. Any comments please feel free to e-mail me.
11. Copied from tonymacx64.blogspot.com.com

Multiboot with iATKOS L2 Lion 10.7.2

iATKOS L2 Multiboot:


iATKOS L2 has no integrated procedure for multibooting but preparing a multiboot GPT or MBR system with this release is easy.

Here is a ''How To'' for GPT and MBR triple boot including Mac-Win-Linux. iATKOS L2, Debian GNU/Linux DVD and Windows7 DVD installers are used in this example.


- MBR (Master Boot Record) triple boot -

- Nearly all PC's work on MBR partitioned harddisks, check it with Disk Utility, if so do no touch it. If it is GPT then you need to repartition your harddisk by loosing all the data in it. Click to partitioning options, select MBR and do the partitioning.

- Create 3 or more partitions by using iATKOS Disk Utility or Parted Magic Live CD. Mac OS Extended Journaled (HFS+) format for OS X target, MS-DOS (Fat32) for the others. OS targets must be one of the first 3 partitions creating with Disk Utility.

- Add boot flag to Windows or Linux target and install the operating systems in any order you like.
For windows, make sure the windows target disk is the first preceding disk by your BIOS, unplug the other harddisks if needed. This is a general windows issue.
For linux, do not install linux bootloader to MBR, install it to linux root.

- Boot iATKOS L2 and install OS X to target as usual.

- If Windows fails to load then you may need to repair Windows (win7 or vista) (mostly you will not face this issue): Add boot flag to Windows partition, boot Windows DVD, select repair, add boot flag to OS X partition.

- You can also add boot flag to Linux partition to use Linux bootloader for multiboot manipulation if you want to.

Now you have triple boot on MBR.

Note: Adding boot flag to MBR partitions: Boot Parted Magic Live CD, right click to partition, select flags and click to boot.


- GPT (Guid Partition Table) triple boot -

- Check the partition table type with Disk Utility. If it is not GPT then repartition the drive and change the partition map scheme to GPT by pressing partition options. You will loose all the data on target disk by repartitioning.

- Create 3 or more partitions by using iATKOS Disk Utility. Mac OS Extended Journaled (HFS+) format for OS X target, MS-DOS (Fat32) for the others. Windows and Linux targets should be of the first 3 partitions.

- Boot Windows Media and install it to its FAT32 target.

- Boot iATKOS L2 and install OS X to target as usual. You have dual-boot with OS X and windows right now.

- Boot Linux media and install the operating system (OS) to its FAT32 target.
Do not install the linux bootloader to MBR, install it linux root.
Do not change the boot flags.
Do not modify the partition table, it can be risky for some distros, just erase the target and do the install.
Use grub2.

- Now you can boot to OS X and Linux using OSX86 bootloader which boots by default, but windows fails at this stage because Linux installation broke the hybrid GPT, so we will bring it back on this step.
Boot iATKOS L2 and enter "gptsync /dev/diskX" command on terminal. X is the BSD number of your target disk, run disk utility and right click on your disk, you will see it.

Now you have triple boot on GPT. By default OS X bootloader will take the control by these steps. It can boot all of them by just selecting. If you want linux or windows to take the control of multibooting then go on reading, it is described below.

All the OS' are independent by this way, you can re-install each of them one by one when needed. You just need to care about 2 things:
- gptsync will be needed after Linux re-install
- you need to re-install OS X bootloader after Windows re-install. Boot iATKOS L2, install the bootloader using terminal. If you use linux for multibooting then this step is not necessary.

There are more combinations to make multiboot work on especially on GPT. If you know the procedures as well, there is no thing like an uncoverable multiboot error. i.e. keep in mind that hybrid GPT may fail when dealing with linux stuff, then windows will not boot. Do not use parted magic live cd for Hybrid GPT, it breaks Hybrid GPT causing an unbootable windows.