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Everything with 10.7.2 & iCloud seems ok on my system! apart from 1 problem. Find My Mac.

I can select this option in iCloud no problem and them go and locate my mac at www.icloud.com BUT when every time I reboot Find My Mac is unselected.... I have an Apple Recovery partition and have installed the HD recovery update with 10.7.2 no problems but this is bugging me!

Works fine on my Macbook pro

any ideas?

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Everything with 10.7.2 & iCloud seems ok on my system! apart from 1 problem. Find My Mac.

I can select this option in iCloud no problem and them go and locate my mac at www.icloud.com BUT when every time I reboot Find My Mac is unselected.... I have an Apple Recovery partition and have installed the HD recovery update with 10.7.2 no problems but this is bugging me!

Works fine on my Macbook pro

any ideas?

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How did you get the Recovery Partition?

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How did you get the Recovery Partition?

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I followed this instruction as on the youtube video to get the recovery partition.

http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

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I followed this instruction as on the youtube video to get the recovery partition.

http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded

Thanks for this! Can you boot from the recovery partition?

edit: I created the recovery hd, but in iCloud it still says no recovery hd...
edit2: can't install recovery hd update, I get an error :/

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weird, mine is installed ok, and installed the recovery update ok. BUT aim m having a problem! I turn Find My Mac on in iCloud then when I reboot its turns itself off.... weird!

I haven't tried booting into it..... I take it it won't work anyway as it has a boot.efi.

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I wanted to try it to see if I get this "unselecting" problem too.

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i can't update it but iCloud works great.

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weird, mine is installed ok, and installed the recovery update ok. BUT aim m having a problem! I turn Find My Mac on in iCloud then when I reboot its turns itself off.... weird!

I haven't tried booting into it..... I take it it won't work anyway as it has a boot.efi.

I suspect that what may be happening is this.
If you have it Recovery HD etc. and you can select Find My Mac in iCloud then Recovery HD is certainly being used.

Then 1 of 2 things may happen:

1. As the Recovery HD is NOT normally visible from any system, some sort of configuration file is written to it.
You could check this by enabling the option and then checking before reboot.

2.Its more than likely put into the NVRAM as a boot parameter.

1.Then when you reboot it actually loads the Recovery HD and sets up Find My Mac and then continues to load as normal.
2. Reboot reads the NVRAM and sets a flag in Recover HD and continues...

Of course on a real Mac all this happens but on a hack it just reboots to your normal system and the setting gets turned off.

More than likely its number 2 though.

Could be a future option for Chameleon if we can find out what it actually does.

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Chameleon SVN2.1-r1618+ solves this problem, but not on RAID volumes-tested and verified.

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Chameleon SVN2.1-r1618+ solves this problem, but not on RAID volumes-tested and verified.


What THIS problem does it fix.
It Makes a Recovery HD and enables you to use Find My Mac, I highly doubt it.

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Hi,
i wanna try Find my Mac , but i don't want to create a Recovery HD on my Hacintosh because is useless (we can not use it because it doesn't boot , etc.)

So my question is " Can we create a Fake "Recovery HD" only to get Find my Mac enabled ?"

I would try this way ...
0) Create a 10Mb partition and rename "Recovery HD"
1) create a folder on it "com.apple.recovery.boot"
2) copy on it boot.efi,com.apple.Boot.plist,kernelcache, PlatformSupport.plist, SystemVersion.plist
3) create a zero file BaseSystem.dmg
4) set type to partition "Apple_Boot" from terminal with
asr adjust -target /dev/diskXsX -settype "Apple_Boot"

I will post my results ...

PippoX0

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Hi,
i wanna try Find my Mac , but i don't want to create a Recovery HD on my Hacintosh because is useless (we can not use it because it doesn't boot , etc.)

So my question is " Can we create a Fake "Recovery HD" only to get Find my Mac enabled ?"

I would try this way ...
0) Create a 10Mb partition and rename "Recovery HD"
1) create a folder on it "com.apple.recovery.boot"
2) copy on it boot.efi,com.apple.Boot.plist,kernelcache, PlatformSupport.plist, SystemVersion.plist
3) create a zero file BaseSystem.dmg
4) set type to partition "Apple_Boot" from terminal with
asr adjust -target /dev/diskXsX -settype "Apple_Boot"

I will post my results ...

PippoX0


Exelent idea pippox0 :)
Post result, please!

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Your recovery HD will need to be more than 10mbs! the files that go on it are huge, On a real mac the Recovery HD is 650mbs.

I have got the Proper Recovery HD, its set as a Apple_Boot partition type. everything works ok.. BUT

Find my mac un ticks itself every time you restart you Computer.

When we install Lion on a Hackintosh is don't create the Recovery HD at all. When you install Lion on a real mac it makes a Recovery HD no problem. After we install Lion on our hacks we then have to go and make a Recovery HD.

I suspect that there is some sort of config file somewhere that keeps turning Find My Mac off since this Recovery HD wasn't made when we installed Lion..... could this be the case?

Exelent idea pippox0 :)
Post result, please!



I have done all this! 4 times.... with the same results. Find My Mac turns itself off after a reboot. But works find when ticked in iCloud.

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Just had a thought!

The way iI installed Lion was this way:

1. Have a working Snow Leopard install
2. Install Lion with Xmove from Tonymacx86
3. Make a Installer partition where Xmove installed all the Lion install data
4. Boot from this installer partition
5. Install Lion over Snow Leopard

I wonder if we added a few things in there we could get it closer to the real mac install by doing this...

1. Have a working Snow Leopard install
2. Install Lion with Xmove from Tonymacx86
3. Make a Installer partition where Xmove installed all the Lion install data
4. Boot from this installer partition
5. Make the Apple Recovery Partition first
6. Install Lion over Snow Leopard

I wonder if this would get rid of our little problem....... It seems that Find My Mac is un ticking itself on reboot because there is something missing. Maybe a config file of some sort... Maybe when we install Lion with NO Recovery HD lion misses some config files out?

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Hey, Logicpro8_user

i am Logicpro9 user :gun:

I have a question? I see, you have the EMU 0404 ... Work under Lion? Did they make a new driver or the card work without mixer control? Thanks!

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Slightly off topic! hahaha I am a Logicpro9_user now to! but can't change my name! hahah

Yes EMU 0404 Driver is working under Lion no problem. Grab the new one (kXAudioDriver-1.11b0.dmg) here

No mixer controls! YET!

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@ Logicpro9_user

Can you check Console log and see if anything happens when you:
1) open iCloud Prefpane
2) tick Find My Mac


1)
on mine I don't have Recovery HD but Console log says this whenever I open iCloud Prefpanel

20/10/11 4:05:37.339 AM System Preferences: WARNING: Unabled to get booter disk for <DADisk 0x400343c40 [0x7fff782c1f40]>{id = /dev/disk0s2}: Unable to find boot helper partition.

the disk0s2 is my Lion install, I don't run raid.
The log message may actually refer to that fact as the message
when you click on more says it don't work with raid.
Its checking boot helper partition for raid or something else??

2)
If you tick Find My Mac there could be a different message, and may give a clue as to why it un ticks on reboot.

If we can sort this out, it probably would come in handy.

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Ok so I tired this first without the Apple Recovery HD and i get this msg in the system log:

System Preferences: WARNING: Unabled to get booter disk for <DADisk 0x400343c40 [0x7fff782c1f40]>{id = /dev/disk0s2}: Unable to find boot helper partition.

So this is the same as you...

Now I try it with the Recovery HD and Nothing in the system log about anything to do with the Recovery HD/Find My Mac or anything about iCloud.

I tried ticking the Find My Mac, unpicking it, closing it down, reopening it etc etc over and over and the system log shows nothing now....

weird!

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Ok so I tired this first without the Apple Recovery HD and i get this msg in the system log:

System Preferences: WARNING: Unabled to get booter disk for <DADisk 0x400343c40 [0x7fff782c1f40]>{id = /dev/disk0s2}: Unable to find boot helper partition.

So this is the same as you...

Now I try it with the Recovery HD and Nothing in the system log about anything to do with the Recovery HD/Find My Mac or anything about iCloud.

I tried ticking the Find My Mac, unpicking it, closing it down, reopening it etc etc over and over and the system log shows nothing now....

weird!


Ok, explains why you can tick/untick, must be why I can't.

Just for my info when you say "Now I try it...." what exactly do you mean??





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