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I had the same problem on my GX520 this trick lets app store works.

To do this i:
- downloaded EFI Studio, selected Ethernet, selected Add Device. Then clicked write to com.apple.boot.plist.
- Then went to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/apple.com.boot.plist and selected the new key and string it added.
- Then coped this string and pasted into the /Extra/apple.com.boot.plist file and saved.

Then important STEP!
- Remove all network devices from System Preferences/Network.
- Delete deleting library>preferences>system configuration> NetworkInterfaces.plist file.

* Finally, Reboot.

After reboot, go to System Preferences/Network add add devices. Click (Ethernet) FIRST!! Then add the other adapters you use to connect to the internet.

Voila. App Store now works

Hey Pepto, thanks for the fast reply. Sadly this did not work for me. When I try and do the "write to" in efistudio it gives me an error. So what I did was I just copied it straight from the window, which was

<key>PciRoot(0x4)/Pci(0x1c,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>
		<dict>
		<key>built-in</key>
		<string>0x01</string>
		</dict>
and i pasted it in my com.apple.boot.plist, then I did the rest of your steps, but still get teh same error. Thanks

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Hey Pepto, thanks for the fast reply. Sadly this did not work for me. When I try and do the "write to" in efistudio it gives me an error. So what I did was I just copied it straight from the window, which was

<key>PciRoot(0x4)/Pci(0x1c,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>
		<dict>
		<key>built-in</key>
		<string>0x01</string>
		</dict>
and i pasted it in my com.apple.boot.plist, then I did the rest of your steps, but still get teh same error. Thanks


Did you have admin rights !!! and the string you copied is not the right one, mine string is
<key>device-properties</key>
<string>4b00000001000000010000003f0000000100000002010c00d041030a0400000001010600001c0101060000007fff0400160000006200750069006c0074002d0069006e0000000500000001</string>
wich has made efi string maybe you can use it to if you have a GX520 paste it in the plist what i have posted
And remove the string you have added that is not the right one.

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Did you have admin rights !!! and the string you copied is not the right one, mine string is
<key>device-properties</key>
<string>4b00000001000000010000003f0000000100000002010c00d041030a0400000001010600001c0101060000007fff0400160000006200750069006c0074002d0069006e0000000500000001</string>
wich has made efi string maybe you can use it to if you have a GX520 paste it in the plist what i have posted
And remove the string you have added that is not the right one.



Hey Hey...what do ya know! it works. I went back to efistudio and copied the hex string and pasted it in the plist.

THANK YOU! this is why I love the osx hackintosh community! you guys rock. Thanks Pepto!

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Hey Hey...what do ya know! it works. I went back to efistudio and copied the hex string and pasted it in the plist.

THANK YOU! this is why I love the osx hackintosh community! you guys rock. Thanks Pepto!


I am glad it works for you :)

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Just did this, AWESOME GUIDE. thanks. I updated to 10.6.6, wanted to know if appstore update to 10.7.1 is good idea or not.

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okay I have followed the guide right and booted -v
it hangs up on
ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin: :Start - waitForService(resourceMatching(AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement ) timed out

any and all help greatly appreciated

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Got a 100% working gx620... Pentium D 2.8ghz 2 gig RAM, retail Snow Leopard, ##### legacy, got audio, video and ethernet working from "gx520 kexts etc" zip posted on this forum. Other kexts didn't seem to work.

The ethernet address I got by running Ubuntu from a USB stick... then running a boot script that fiddles with the gubbins every time it restarts and makes the ethernet work.

Now using a micro USB to boot (used anval and ##### legacy to create it).

Running Logic very well. Very stable, no crashes or other wierdness. Total cost was £69(Dell) + £5(USB) plus retail Snow Leopard.

Very happy. Thanks for all the help on here.

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Thanks for the guide! I did everything you said in the guide, but I couldn't get my Dell GX620 (Pentium 4 HT 2.80GHz) to boot from USB stick. When attempting to boot from USB stick, it says: "Selected boot device not available - Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility.". How could I fix this?

Edit: Okay, my computer doesn't like the GUID partition table very much. So I made a MBR partition of my USB stick, restored the Snow Leopard install and restarted it. It actually works, but now I get kernel panic. I'll post a picture the kernel panic later. I've uploaded the picture of the kernel panic.

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I have a dell GX620 Pentium D 2.8 I followed the entire guide using a dumb drive and a external hard drive but the computer won't go to the install screen, the boot loader show up but when go to installation restarts the computer.
Any advice?

Thanks

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Just wanted to drop a line in here and let everybody know I'm working on a new guide, that will allow you to install retail.

When I first obtained this computer, I looked for an OS X guide, due to being fairly new to the Hackintosh game (outside of Netbooks, anyway), and found this guide, and didn't care for it's install method. I'm now sitting on 10.6.8 and am writing a new guide to install from a USB stick with a retail image on it, and I'll have all the latest patches and updates that have been posted in the thread in one neat package. Only setback I've had, is I can't get the stock kernel to work, but it's not like that stops me from running OS X, so look for it in the next few weeks.

Just did this, AWESOME GUIDE. thanks. I updated to 10.6.6, wanted to know if appstore update to 10.7.1 is good idea or not.


No, 10.7 requires a 64-bit processor which you do not have

ALSO: Sorry for the double post

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Greetings all,

I hope this post finds you in good health and better spirits.

I am experiencing some problems with my onboard audio in 64 bit mode. I have used Dellmantt's build with all the provided kexts and have consistently ran into kernel panics whenever a sound is played or I adjust the volume in 64-bit. I can verify that the problem is with the onboard audio since the rest of the system works fine when I disable the onboard audio in the BIOS. I am using the AppleAC97Audio.kext that is provided in this thread and it works fine if I use 'arch=i386' so I am assuming it is not a hardware issue. My setup is as follows:

Dell Optiplex GX620
BIOS Version A11
Pentium D CPU 3.0 GHz
4GB 400MHz DDR2 RAM
80GB SATA HDD
ZOTAC NVIDIA 8400GS 1GB Video Card (VGA/DVI/HDMI) - (modded NVDANV50Hal.kext)
Netgear WPN311 Wireless Card (AtherosFix.kext, IO80211Familly.kext)
Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (nawcom legacy kernel)

The crash information seems to have something to do with PowerManagement, but I can't seem to locate any information regarding this issue with the Intel AC97 Chipset. Here's what I see in the crash log (summarized):

Process: configd [13]
Path: /usr/libexec/configd
Identifier: configd
Version: ??? (???)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [1]

Date/Time: 2011-11-16 06:22:14.895 -0800
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
Report Version: 6

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: 0x000000000000000d, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 3

Thread 3 Crashed:
0 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff881c2efc CFGetTypeID + 12
1 ...nfiguration.PowerManagement 0x00000001000ab51e PowerSourcesHaveChanged + 1054
2 ...nfiguration.PowerManagement 0x00000001000ab968 PowerSourcesHaveChanged + 2152
3 com.apple.framework.IOKit 0x00007fff8613f65e IODispatchCalloutFromCFMessage + 354
4 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8821565e __CFMachPortPerform + 366
5 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff881ed6b1 __CFRunLoopRun + 5201
6 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff881ebd8f CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575
7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff881ebb16 CFRunLoopRun + 70
8 ...nfiguration.PowerManagement 0x00000001000ac3a1 _io_pm_force_active_settings + 2271
9 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff86c47fd6 _pthread_start + 331
10 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff86c47e89 thread_start + 13

Thread 3 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
rax: 0x0000000000000007 rbx: 0x00000001004ef000 rcx: 0x0000000100102330 rdx: 0x000000010051ee50
rdi: 0x00000001004ef000 rsi: 0x0000000000000011 rbp: 0x00000001007bb0b0 rsp: 0x00000001007bb0a0
r8: 0xfefefefefefefeff r9: 0x8080808080808080 r10: 0x00000001007bb180 r11: 0x8080808080808080
r12: 0x00000001004ef000 r13: 0x0000000000000011 r14: 0x00000001005088b0 r15: 0x0000000100505bd0
rip: 0x00007fff881c2efc rfl: 0x0000000000010206 cr2: 0x00000001004ef009


My issue there is that FCP X doesn't seem to like the i386 architecture and won't launch, otherwise I wouldn't be asking for assistance. I couldn't find any information on if it was possible to launch FCP X in i386 mode either. I'm up for either solution if possible.

If anyone else has experienced this or has any suggestions to try, it would be greatly appreciated.

Huge thanks to all for this thread (especially Dellmantt) and all the great information in it!

--Arch

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Just wanted to update, major delay, external HDD case died, lost 2 TB of data as a result. Drive is fine, now using it as internal, starting from scratch. (This will actually help in the long run methinks)

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Greetings all,

I figured it out. I have no idea how I missed this in the last month. Instead of using arch=x86_64, I added -v arch=i386 -force64 to the /Extra/com.apple.Boot.plist file and everything works.

Thanks again to everyone for this thread and all the work that went into it.

--Arch

Greetings all,

I hope this post finds you in good health and better spirits.

I am experiencing some problems with my onboard audio in 64 bit mode. I have used Dellmantt's build with all the provided kexts and have consistently ran into kernel panics whenever a sound is played or I adjust the volume in 64-bit. I can verify that the problem is with the onboard audio since the rest of the system works fine when I disable the onboard audio in the BIOS. I am using the AppleAC97Audio.kext that is provided in this thread and it works fine if I use 'arch=i386' so I am assuming it is not a hardware issue. My setup is as follows:

Dell Optiplex GX620
BIOS Version A11
Pentium D CPU 3.0 GHz
4GB 400MHz DDR2 RAM
80GB SATA HDD
ZOTAC NVIDIA 8400GS 1GB Video Card (VGA/DVI/HDMI) - (modded NVDANV50Hal.kext)
Netgear WPN311 Wireless Card (AtherosFix.kext, IO80211Familly.kext)
Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (nawcom legacy kernel)

The crash information seems to have something to do with PowerManagement, but I can't seem to locate any information regarding this issue with the Intel AC97 Chipset. Here's what I see in the crash log (summarized):

Process: configd [13]
Path: /usr/libexec/configd
Identifier: configd
Version: ??? (???)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [1]

Date/Time: 2011-11-16 06:22:14.895 -0800
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)
Report Version: 6

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: 0x000000000000000d, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 3

Thread 3 Crashed:
0 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff881c2efc CFGetTypeID + 12
1 ...nfiguration.PowerManagement 0x00000001000ab51e PowerSourcesHaveChanged + 1054
2 ...nfiguration.PowerManagement 0x00000001000ab968 PowerSourcesHaveChanged + 2152
3 com.apple.framework.IOKit 0x00007fff8613f65e IODispatchCalloutFromCFMessage + 354
4 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff8821565e __CFMachPortPerform + 366
5 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff881ed6b1 __CFRunLoopRun + 5201
6 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff881ebd8f CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 575
7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff881ebb16 CFRunLoopRun + 70
8 ...nfiguration.PowerManagement 0x00000001000ac3a1 _io_pm_force_active_settings + 2271
9 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff86c47fd6 _pthread_start + 331
10 libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff86c47e89 thread_start + 13

Thread 3 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
rax: 0x0000000000000007 rbx: 0x00000001004ef000 rcx: 0x0000000100102330 rdx: 0x000000010051ee50
rdi: 0x00000001004ef000 rsi: 0x0000000000000011 rbp: 0x00000001007bb0b0 rsp: 0x00000001007bb0a0
r8: 0xfefefefefefefeff r9: 0x8080808080808080 r10: 0x00000001007bb180 r11: 0x8080808080808080
r12: 0x00000001004ef000 r13: 0x0000000000000011 r14: 0x00000001005088b0 r15: 0x0000000100505bd0
rip: 0x00007fff881c2efc rfl: 0x0000000000010206 cr2: 0x00000001004ef009


My issue there is that FCP X doesn't seem to like the i386 architecture and won't launch, otherwise I wouldn't be asking for assistance. I couldn't find any information on if it was possible to launch FCP X in i386 mode either. I'm up for either solution if possible.

If anyone else has experienced this or has any suggestions to try, it would be greatly appreciated.

Huge thanks to all for this thread (especially Dellmantt) and all the great information in it!

--Arch



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for 10.6.8 try in dsdt
Device (PCI0) under it the _UID should be Zero not 0x01

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I installed 10.6.8 on a GX620. The method is a little different http://www.insanelym...howtopic=275293

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I installed 10.6.8 on a GX620. The method is a little different http://www.insanelym...howtopic=275293

thats legacy kernel replacement.. because of pentium d not coreduo
my way is vanilla

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Cerastez, on 01 February 2012 - 09:05 PM, said:

I installed 10.6.8 on a GX620. The method is a little different http://www.insanelym...howtopic=275293
thats legacy kernel replacement.. because of pentium d not coreduo
my way is vanilla

LatinMcG: I am following the process that is outline at Cerastez's link. Do you happen to know if, since I have the Pentium 4 HT and not the Pentium D or CoreDuo, the vanilla kernel could be used?

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nah likely it wil need legacy kernel if its not core duo at least.

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nah likely it wil need legacy kernel if its not core duo at least.



Not quite

There is a way of doing it.

OS X Lion can run on 32bit because OS X has a built in compatibility box for legacy apps/kernel for: (photoshop 32-bit).

The only problem is that you need to *FOOL* the lion installer to install, then remove the CPU restrictions on the lion.

Hope that helps.

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Is there any possibility to run lion on gx520....?





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