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All you can do is wait for someone to fix this in the chameleon sourcecode, it seems.


I hope so.

Some people say they have managed to install it manually in safe mode, but I have tried in every way and never got it working.


Yes, I saw some solutions like this:

"Anyway, my solution was to keep on copying boot1h till it stays. Read that thread you mentioned and give it a try
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Go to the folder where chameleon files are:
cd /path_to_the_i386_folder

Check if the boot1h file is still where it should:
dd if=/dev/rdiskXsY of=somefile1h bs=512 count=2

If somefile1h is empty run this again:
dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXsY"


I don't know where on Earth is this boot1h file and I don't know the path to i386 folder.

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I don't know where on Earth is this boot1h file and I don't know the path to i386 folder.

The boot1h file is inside of the i386 file wich you either get by unpacking the chameleon/chimera .pkg or compiling them from their sourcecode. You can find more about doing this if you google it.
I've already tried it though and for me it seems to be a no go. As far as I can see the boot1h seems to have stuck to the drive but simply won't load properly.
If you'd like to I can upload the extracted folder here for you to try.

On another note... I have an Asus K53SC which have a blue USB 3.0 port wich I can't get working in OSX. OSX Immediatly shuts it down at boot because it uses too much power. I believe this is caused by it supporting Asus "Ai Charging" feature for faster charging of the iPhone for example.
Anyone have any fixes for this?

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I've already tried it though and for me it seems to be a no go. As far as I can see the boot1h seems to have stuck to the drive but simply won't load properly.


Maybe we should write to Chimera/Chameleon developers and ask about this problem. At least to know, do they plan adding of 4Kb support at all? Wait or not wait?

If you'd like to I can upload the extracted folder here for you to try.


It would be great, but could you please also attach a little instruction of what I will have to do after downloading the extracted folder?

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What brand is the harddrive? Do you know what size of sectors it has? Older HDD's have a sector of 512 byte while many newer and bigger drives have a sector of 4096 byte (4k). Chameleon (and other bootloaders made from it such as Chimera) have trouble installing to these drives because of the new sector size. See here.

I have an Asus K53SC wich has a 500 GB Western Digital wich is affected by this. I have had to install Chimera to a USB memorystick and set the computer to boot from that instead until someone fixes this problem in the chameleon sourcecode.
I recommend getting something tiny like the Verbatim Store N Go wich I use.

I'm not sure that is your problem for sure, but it sounds like it could be.


I have the new sector size as well and I was able to get my drive to boot chameleon by installing it to the EFI !! Works for now until Chameleon eventually supports the newer Advanced Formated drives 512E (4k sectors)

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Hello to everybody! I hope you can help me with some questions I have.

I recently bought an Asus A53s (k53sv family, and basically the same computer: same processor and graphic card, 4gb of ram) and I'm thinking about installing mac os on it. This is my first hackintosh experience, so i have some questions:

1- acording to what I read in this post, the process is basically installing snow leopard first, and then upgrading it to Lion, which has to be bought as an upgrade in the apple store. Is this correct? If so, there is not another way to installing without having to pay ? (or just keeping snow leopard). This is just a trial and I don't know whether or not I'll keep using mac os, so i wouldn't like to pay for it before trying.

2- Right now, I have both Fedora and Windows 7 installed in my drive. Will I be able to keep them? (I mean keeping them like they are now, without having to erase them and then installing them again. Im specially worried about win7 because my copy is original but I dont have an installation DVD, so if I erase it I'll loose my original copy). I have free disk space to create partitions if needed.

3 - The bootloader is going to be able to run my 3 OS, or I will need to install grub later and configure it manually?

4- Will I be able to keep my data in at least one partition without fear of that partition being destroyed? Or will i need to backup everything in every partition on my HDD?

5 - When I install linux distros, I usually create an install USB. Is it possible to do this with mac os retail DVD, to avoid burning discs? (this last question is not very important, but I don't loose anything asking).

Thanks to everyone in advance :)

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1. You can download the Lion installation file in Snow Leopard and then proceed to make a bootable USB from that to keep the Snow Leopard install. You still have to pay for Lion of course, otherwise you would break the law...

2. That depends on how you have partitioned your disk to begin with. If you go with the default partitioning type, MBR, you can't install OS X straight away. You have to install OS X to a GUID partitioned disk and then clone the install to your MBR partitioned disk. There are workarounds but you'll have to find them yourself.

3. I boot Win7, OS X Lion and Ubuntu 11.04 from the same drive, so yes it will load. You have to install grub to your linux-partition for it to boot though and it has to be installed to EXT3 since the bootloader (chameleon or chimera preferebly) cannot read EXT4 yet.

4. It is always preferred to image your important partitions to another drive. For you especially since you don't have any backup installation discs of your Windows.

5. You can do this with OS X also. But you need OS X 10.6+ to do this. See here.

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Thanks for your answer! :)

Ive been making some trials. This is what i have achieved up to this point:

I only had one DVD-RW, and where I live I wont be able to get more, at least in a few days/weeks, so the tutorial shown up there wasnt useful to me (I would have needed one DVD for the image and another for the install). So, I had to work with what I have. This is what I did:

First, I managed to install Leopard (NOT Snow leopard) on an old netbook. This was quite easy and worked at first try.

Then, I downloaded Iatkos L1 and made a bootable usb from leopard, using Chimera. It was hard, but after a few trials I managed to boot it, erase my hard drive and then install. The first time I did it, my keyboard was not detected after rebooting, so I had to install again, this time enabing the PS/2 fix.

Now, After a reboot, Im stuck because a message tells me that there is no mouse connected. Wich is silly, because, although my trackpad doesnt work, i have a USB mouse and Im actually able to move the cursor.. but I get stuck at hat message anyway. It also shows one pop-up message saying that one USB device was draining to much power and because of that it had been disconnected, but im able to move the USB mouse before and after that pop-up. I think that last message has to do with the USB 3.0, because fedora used to show a warning about overcurrent conditions too.

Also, everytime I boot (both the installer and the first boot) I have to do it with " PCIRootUID=1 -v -x " or else it will hang at different stages.

Now, what can I do from here? I dont mind using another image/method if its needed, but it has to be done with only what I have here:

- What I have: 1 DVD-RW, 2 USB sticks, a netbook with OS X 10.5 leopard, an USB mouse.

- What I DONT have: More than one DVD, an external keyboard, OS X 10.6 or higher. Sadly, I´ve been unable to upgrade the netbook to 10.6, so any process that requires snow leopard its not posible either.

Thanks in advance, any help would be really appreciated :D

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In case it helps, this was my hardware according to lspci:



00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller [8086:0104] (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port [8086:0101] (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0116] (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 [8086:1c3a] (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1c2d] (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1c20] (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1c10] (rev b5)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:1c12] (rev b5)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:1c16] (rev b5)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:1c1a] (rev b5)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1c26] (rev 05)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller [8086:1c49] (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:1c03] (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller [8086:1c22] (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GF106 [GeForce GT 555M SDDR3] [10de:0df4] (rev a1)
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 100 [8086:08ae]
04:00.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller [1b21:1042]
05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 06)

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I'm planning to buy the Asus K53sv-sx513V, very similar with some upgraded parts.
Apparently, the "K53sv-SX..." models are mainly for the european market, they have different names in the US market (K53sv-A1, B1...) and I can't find an exact equivalent to this computer.

What battery life do you get on Mac OS X with your K53sv hackintoshed laptops ?
And what about HDMI ?

This will be my first Hackintosh project, I hope it will work well !

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in A43SV VX270D, what kind of sound card, the dev id is 1c20, I try to inject ALC8xx enabler but there is no something happen so I use voodooHDA, it can hear the sound but it's not so good.

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Hi there,

should be possible. I have the k53sv-sx178v. The only difference is that in mine has another processor built in (i7 2630qm) an it's got more RAM (8GB).

I got a fully working OSX Lion (10.7) incl. full QE/CI.

This is how I got it working:

Install Lion using this guide:
http://tonymacx86.bl...x-107-lion.html

When you have successfully created the install-volume replace the kexts on the install-volume for Lion with the ones from "lion_install_volume.zip"


When you successfully installed Lion, plug in a usb mouse, for the trackpad won't work OOB. Run ###### and select "System Utilities > Rebuild Caches + Repair Permissions"
"Drivers & Bootloaders > Kexts & Enablers > Audio > Realtec ALC8xx > Non-DSDT HDAEnabler > ALC 892"
"Drivers & Bootloaders > Kexts & Enablers > Network > Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx Ethernet"
"Drivers & Bootloaders > Kexts & Enablers > Miscellaneous > FakeSMC + FakeSMC Plugins > Motherboard Plugins"
"Drivers & Bootloaders > Kexts & Enablers > Miscellaneous > IOPCIFamilyFix + IOUSBFamily Rollback + NullCPUPowerManagement"
"Bootloaders > Chimera v1.4.1 r877"
"Customization > System Definitions > MacBook Pro > MacBookPro 8,1"
"Customization > Themes > Chameleon RC5 Default"
"OSX86 Software > Kext Helper b7 + ShowAllFiles"

Run through ######.
Reboot

To get your Trackpad working use kexts in Trackpad.zip


The integrated HD3000 Graphics work OOB. The NVIDIA won't. I don't think there is a solution yet, 'cause it's the NV Optimus technology, which is unsupported by Apple...

For getting Wi-Fi to work i had to replace the built in Card with an Atheros AR5B93. Got it for 20 EUR on ebay. Try searching! When you have replaced your Wi-Fi Card use the AtherosFix (http://www.mediafire.com/?dgno4vlknnm)

UPDATE 08-17-2011: When you update to 10.7.1 make sure you delete the AppleHDA.kext before reboot and reboot with -v -f

Hope this helps you out a bit! :) If you got any questions, feel free to ask. It took me about 2 weeks of hard work to figure out, which kexts to use and to modify the kexts, that did not work properly for me in their original condition. I still want to write a complete setup - guide for the k53x - Notebook - Series, because there is no one yet I think (besides this little one :) ) Would be cool if you share your experiences here.

Greetings BlackestEyes




I have a problem, when I update to 10.6.8 from 10.6, my system does kernel panic, dunno what the problem is, tried -x, graphicsenablerr=no, -v -f but in vain.

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To install Chameleon to the 4k advanced format drive of this notebook just install Chameleon normally into the target partition, then you need to boot from the usb dongle you installed lion, copy the boot1h file I attach to the root of the USB dongle, then open terminal in the installer environment and type:

diskutil list

write down the disk you have installed lion to, for me it was disk6s3, then type (let's say the Usb volume is named Installer and the Lion volume you installed is called LionHD):

cd /Volumes/Installer


unmount the volume you want to install chameleon (I suppose where Lion is actually installed)

umount /Volumes/LionHD

Install Chameleon boot1h

dd if=boot1h of=/dev/diskXsY, where X is 6 and Y is 3, for me!

Notice you don't use rdiskXsY, since it generates problems so that boot1h file isn't properly installed within Chameleon Installation normal routine. It worked for me without using Linux boot disks

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