In this tutorial you can find out how to install retail OS X 10.6.3 64bit on a Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L main board and update to OS X 10.6.7 64bit with NVIDIA 8400GS graphic card (should work on other NVIDIA models)
method: Retail DVD (dual layer) installation
Files you will need:
retail OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 (you can buy it cheap from http://www.apple.com/macosx/ or search torrents and download free)
GA EP41-UD3L EXTRA PACK – download from here or from here.
MOBO: Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L
MOBO integrated Lan: RTL8111C/D(L) (works with linx2mac driver)
MOBO integrated Audio: Realtek ALC888(works with voodoo HDA 2.7.2 driver)
Graphic card: NVIDIA 8400gs (works after editing com.apple.Boot.plist file, check osx86 project for other compatible graphic cards )
CPU: any core2duo or core2quad processor
SATA DVD ROM (Dual Layer) ROM
I would recommend you at least 2GB of memory but you can probably do it with 1GB or even less
This tutorial is for educational purposes only. You, of course, assume all responsibility for choosing to follow this tutorial. Also, OS X EULA states that you can run Snow Leopard on Apple labeled hardware only.
Download GA EP41-UD3L EXTRA PACK and burn “pirate_efi_x_v0.3.iso” to CD (that’s your BOOT CD)
Unplug any hard disk, except one you are using for OSX install… The same thing is with pci cards, remove any pci cards except your graphics card
Turn on your computer, press delete to load bios, choose “LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS” and than change your settings like on pics bellow (not all changes are essentiall, but it’s the way i prefer).
F10 to save and exit.
insert Pirate EFI boot loader CD
Wait for cd to boot, and when booted (OSx86.or.id logo will appear), replace Pirate efi cd with your Retail OS X DVD.
Wait a few seconds and press F5. than choose to install OS X and press enter.
Now, installation starts, wait a few minutes and installation screen will appear.
Choose your language and follow installation…
For OS X newbies, Click here to found out how to install OS X, and how to partition your HDD Drive. Important thing is to select “Guid partition table”…
After Install Succeeded, reboot, replace your OS X retail DVD with Pirate EFI CD and boot from CD again
When booted, select your HDD where you installed your OSX, and press enter.
System should start now with cool graphics, enter your keyboard layout, location and registration and you are ready for the next step.
Unzip GA EP41-UD3L Extra Pack you downloaded earlier, and install Chameleon v2.0-RC5 r700.pkg boot loader, choose chameleon pref panel as well, so it will be easier for u to manage boot from Preferences Panel.
Copy Extra folder from GA EP41-UD3L Extra Pack to OS X root folder.
Put Kext Utility from GA EP41-UD3L Extra Pack on your desktop, double click it to repair permissions to Extra folder kexts.
Restart your system, now u should be able to boot from your HDD.
Install your graphics card (check on http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page)…
In my case (NVIDIA 8400GS 256MB) I needed to add this lines to Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist file (copy com.apple.Boot.plist to your desktop, so you will be able to edit it)
when line is added, save the file and replace your Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist file with the one on your desktop
Install RTL8111C/D(L) (double click RealtekRTL81xx-0_0_67%2B.pkg from GA EP41-UD3L Extra Pack), and restart.
Install Realtek ALC888 (double click VoodooHDA-2.7.2.pkg from GA EP41-UD3L Extra Pack), and restart.
Now your system should be up and ready for use.
You can update it via Software update to 10.6.6
enjoy your new Snow Leopard!!
– Updated via Software update to 10.6.7 without problems