Successfully installed Mountain Lion onto the following spec Hackintosh using Kakewalk 4.5:
8GB USB Stick
Mountain Lion from MAS
BIOS & DSDT: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (F12)
MOBO: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (F12)
CPU: Core i5-2500K
GPU: XFX 6870 Black Edition
RAM: 16GB HyperX 1600Mhz Grey Edition
Boot HD: 128GB Samsung 830 SSD
Monitor 1: Dell U2711 via Dual DVI
Monitor 2: Dell U2411 via MDP to DVI cable
I will update with more details later, if you have any questions/problems with a similar build let me know below.
Everything works except sleep (haven't tested) but SleepEnabler.kext caused Kernel Panic with a Kernel Mismatch error. There maybe a newer revision but I haven't checked yet.
White Screen of Death:
If you get a white/grey screen with black cursor when running the Kakewalk installer and have an ATI 6xxx GPU open the Kakewalk stick; Backup and delete the following kext:
You should now be able to proceed with installer then re-add the kext using Kext Wizard or another tool.
This isn't essential but it's a good idea to use the most up to date FakeSMC.kext
Audio & Ethernet:
Install the following two kexts to System/Library/Extensions using a kext installer such as Kext Wizard then reboot. (The Audio kext is for Realtek ALC889, if you have a different MOBO you may need a different audio kext).
The Last SleepEnabler kext I had from Lion causes kernel panic at boot with a mismatch error. I haven't checked for a ML update as of yet.
After install the MLion ,when the apple logo appear on the screen then the computer reboot, in a loop. What shall i do to resolve the problem.
Hard to say without knowing the full specs of your Hackintosh. Most likely culprit imo is probably incorrect BIOS settings though.
MOBO: GA-Z68Xp-UD3R (F4)
GPU: HIS 6850
RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz
Boot HD: 128GB SSD
Monitor 1: Dell U2413
Did you guys use Multibeast? I get computer freezes and I am not sure what I am doing wrong.
No go after several attempted work around on z68xp-ud3 here
Thanx, it worked. I removed ATI6000 and deleted kernel flag, now it works like charm except sound problem. I can't solve it. I did it as you did and I got the same mothercard with you. Can you please write the steps for soundcard more detailed ?
I'm running into the Apple Logo with the spinner. It just sits there for like 2 minutes then a "no entry" sign comes up over the logo. I have the exact same setup as you, same motherboard but the stock AMD 6870. Any help is appreciated.
@subair You would be better served with your own thread to help troubleshoot as your specs are considerably different to mine.
I believe I was stuck at the same point. My problem was that I had
ATI6000Controller.kext re-installed with Kext Wizard, but I installed
That doesn't seem to work. I re-installed ATI6000Controller.kext into
System/Library/Extensions - where it originally was - and all worked
I still have trouble getting Audio to work.
My board is a GA-Z68X-UD2H-B3 (F11) not the UD3H which is the basis for this thread.
Apart from that, same graphics, same CPU. ALC889 should be the same on my board, but still no luck.
I will try the DSDT file for my board next. Maybe that helps.
@Emacs Try adding the following kext to your Extra folder: http://ge.tt/7GVXITL a long with the one included in the OP in S/L/E. Reboot then recheck sound outputs in Audio MIDI Utility.
@AWSMHI, I can get ML to install OK. I can boot only from USB-Key and selecting install HDD. Seems to stick at PCI configuration part when I run -v. Also, Step 4 of the instructions dont seem to make any sense. In particular line 6;Step 4 - Running KakewalkBoot from your thumb stick. Make sure to select the harddrive you just installed MacOS X to and hit enter.1. Once your installation is up and running open Finder - This works2. Navigate to your thumb stick - This works3. Start Kakewalk - This works4. Select Install Kakewalk - This works5. Select your motherboard - This works as it displays by default6. Select the harddrive you just installed Mac OS X to - I do this but it says cannot find ML installation files????7. When the installer has !nished restart your computer.8. Remove your USB stick and boot from your Mac OS X harddrive!The other issue is no Sound. I don't even get any audio devices in the hadrware list. When I re-install Lion all is well and Audio works.I'd appreciate if you could help as I have had Zero response to ANY of my posts on this board.Thanks in advanceColin
Anyone tried the U1h UEFI BIOS?
Yes, I have and Kakewalk does not successfully boot with the UEFI firmware and you cannot downgrade to the non-UEFI firmware again. Now in all fairness Kakewalk 4.5 never booted from the stick for me and I used iBoot and then selected the Kakewalk stick, but that fails with a kernel panic. So I'm trapped with no running OS.
Is there any hope that Kakewalk will eventually support UEFI firmware?
Well, other methods work for me (Unibeast) but USB 3.0 and Audio is still not working.Waiting for Kakewalk still...
I have a similar system but with Ivy Bridge 3770K CPU. Not working yet for Ivy Bridge i think.
@ArthursC I would head over to Tonymacx86 and download Chimera 1.11.0 and try running that in place of Step 6. Then do a system repair and see if you can now boot without USB.
Well, there is a way to go back from UEFI to regular (AWARD) BIOS.Process is almost the same like it was with flashing ithttp://www.mediafire.com/file/44l4l5nb3ch2wr2/efi2awd.zip
Thank you. I just received that tool from the Gigabyte Support crew and reverted my board successfully back to F13 and my old 4.1.1 Kakewalk stick booted and installed Lion again.
I have the same board as the OP, but a 6870 Card installed that is causing important apps like Ableton Live to crash. Is there a utility to fix its frame buffer?
Look into ATY_Init
Fixed the Crashing Apps issue by changing Graphics Enabler to 'Yes'.
I got everything working (including sleep, USB 3.0 and sound).Go to tonymac and find my thread there. I made a real simple step-by-step tutorial for Z68X-UD3H-B3 + i5 2500k + 6850You won't get it fully working without UniBeast and MultiBeast. Not until new Kakewalk comes out.