Jump to content

[Guide] The all-in-one guide to Vanilla OS X (including Chameleon + DSDT) for beginners (updated for Mavericks!)

Mountain Lion Vanilla OS X Chameleon DSDT Beginner Guide How-to

  • Please log in to reply
815 replies to this topic

#301
Bitcore

Bitcore

    AMD Fanboy

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 146 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Netherlands
  • Interests:Producing Music
thanks a lot!
Awesome tutorial :D

#302
Hamoda

Hamoda

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Gender:Male
Hi every body,

I've managed to install Mac OS X on my HP Pavilion DV6-6V50SE, after that I've moved to step 3.1 "Fixing the OS X install" and opened the Terminal I can't write any commands, it seems like the keyboard is not recognized, any help is appreciated.. Thanks.

#303
Bitcore

Bitcore

    AMD Fanboy

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 146 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Netherlands
  • Interests:Producing Music

Hi every body,

I've managed to install Mac OS X on my HP Pavilion DV6-6V50SE, after that I've moved to step 3.1 "Fixing the OS X install" and opened the Terminal I can't write any commands, it seems like the keyboard is not recognized, any help is appreciated.. Thanks.

USB keyboard? PS2 wont work without patches

#304
Hamoda

Hamoda

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Gender:Male

USB keyboard? PS2 wont work without patches


Actually I've installed Mac OS X on my laptop and I'm using the laptop original keyboard which I think it's USB not PS2.

#305
viethoc

viethoc

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
I have followed the instruction from the first post. However, I couldn't locate the mach_kernel as stated in the following quoted paragraph: "

8. Copy mach_kernel from “Mac OS X Install ESD” to the root of your USB drive".


Obviously, when I tried to boot the USB it failed. I already looked under "Mac OS X Install ESD" but couldn't find the mach_kernel file. Where could it be? (Note: I am installing the Lion (not ML) on my Thinkpad X61 (not tablet) laptop). Thank you for your help.



#306
Hamoda

Hamoda

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
  • Gender:Male

I have followed the instruction from the first post. However, I couldn't locate the mach_kernel as stated in the following quoted paragraph: "
8. Copy mach_kernel from “Mac OS X Install ESD” to the root of your USB drive".

Obviously, when I tried to boot the USB it failed. I already looked under "Mac OS X Install ESD" but couldn't find the mach_kernel file. Where could it be? (Note: I am installing the Lion (not ML) on my Thinkpad X61 (not tablet) laptop). Thank you for your help.

Did you show the hidden files and folders?
mach_kernel is hidden file.

#307
viethoc

viethoc

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
Hamoda:
Thank you for your quick response. I found it hidden.

#308
Lucacanon

Lucacanon

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
Thanks a lot!

I have Panic CPU

maybe my system is too old?
I'm used to have 10.6.8 with some problem really.

MB Intel DQ965GF
Cpu Intel Core2 duo 6420 2.13Ghz
Ram 2GB
VB Ati radeon 5450

I tried some chameleon configurations and kext, but after the kext loading i have kernel panic
in gui mode, display apple logo and over it text all over the screen and the screen becomes darker every time it rewrite
"BSD process name corresponding to current tread: Unknown"

Some one have any ideas???

Thank you all!

#309
hando

hando

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Tech Gadgets. Fitness, Outdoors, Camping, 4wding, Fishing, Cycling, Running, Electronics, Photog...
Hey I'm nearly there...

What does step 4.1 mean?
I'm booting into the usb stick but selecting osx from where?

#310
k3nny

k3nny

    InsanelyMac Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 538 posts
  • Gender:Male

...
What does step 4.1 mean?
I'm booting into the usb stick but selecting osx from where?

Hi, you should have a new entry - representing the new OS X installation - at the boot loader screen when you start from the USB drive.

#311
hando

hando

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Tech Gadgets. Fitness, Outdoors, Camping, 4wding, Fishing, Cycling, Running, Electronics, Photog...
When I select usb booting from the BIOS - (like I have all through this guide) it takes me to the installation screen again.

Once there, I can reinstall, which I did, and it was a total waste of time. Or I can use Utilities, or I can select startup disk, which just re-boots again and gives me the same options back to the BIOS.

If I choose OSX from the BIOS it will not load.... says failed to load SMC driver. This is probably because I removed it using the terminal.

Am I missing something?

#312
k3nny

k3nny

    InsanelyMac Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 538 posts
  • Gender:Male

When I select usb booting from the BIOS - (like I have all through this guide) it takes me to the installation screen again.

Usually you should see a menu where you can select the system you want to boot and you should also be able to change the boot arguments like -v for verbose boot etc.

If I choose OSX from the BIOS it will not load.... says failed to load SMC driver. This is probably because I removed it using the terminal.

That's normal because you need to emulate the SMC which is done with the FakeSMC extension which in turn is added to OS X by the Chameleon boot manager.

You need to find a way to reach the Chameleon menu. Maybe you didn't get the newest version? (http://www.insanelym...ameleon-22-svn/)

#313
hando

hando

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Tech Gadgets. Fitness, Outdoors, Camping, 4wding, Fishing, Cycling, Running, Electronics, Photog...
Thanks for your input so far....

I'm still having trouble with step 4.1 and I've posted some screen shots for you to see.

This is the first screen I see after turning the computer on. I press F12 here. (If I don't, I go straight to the third photo).

Posted Image

So after pressing F12 I get this screen. Here I choose UEFI: USB USB HARD DRIVE.

Posted Image

Then I get this screen. If I choose OSX Base System, I get the installer. If I choose OS X then I get the error (see next pic)
Here is where I type boot flags -v PCIRootUID=1 GraphicsEnabler=no USBbusFix=yes
Posted Image

So here is where it gets stuck.

Posted Image

It can't locate the SMC driver and I believe that is what I removed (FakeSMC.kext) in the terminal in step 3.1 - 3. So I understand what you mean that is normal.

My Chameleon is 2.2-r2191 I believe that is the latest. Is that the one you mean?

I really appreciate the help so far. Please keep it coming, I'm nearly there!!
Thanks
hando

Edited by hando, 07 May 2013 - 12:51 AM.


#314
k3nny

k3nny

    InsanelyMac Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 538 posts
  • Gender:Male
Oh, I see. Thanks for the pictures. 3B describes the copy process, not the delete process. As long as you entered the commands as described, you should have copied the FakeSMC into your new OS X installation.
I believe the problem is the kernel cache which currently stores all extensions (to speed up the boot process) but the FakeSMC.
Add -f to your boot arguments, it will disable the cache and load all extensions from /S/L/E directly.

PS: Forget what I said about Chameleon adding the FakeSMC. It is possible but not part of this guide.

#315
iFIRE

iFIRE

    InsanelyMacaholic

  • Moderators
  • 3,769 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bcn-Spain
Yours boot flag are wrong, only -v is ok!!! :P

#316
rockinron_1

rockinron_1

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • FAQ Team
  • 394 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
hando:

Double check you have instaled FakeSMC correctly (do step 3.B again).

Then as iFire says boot with only -v
If that doesn't work try booting with -v -f GraphicsEnabler=Yes

In both cases post a screenshot if it fails to boot

#317
iAmXavi

iAmXavi

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts
I'm having problems with creating restoring Mac OS X Base System to the USB Stick. It says Could not restore. I opened the log and it says Checksum failed. What should I do?

#318
rockinron_1

rockinron_1

    InsanelyMac Sage

  • FAQ Team
  • 394 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK

I'm having problems with creating restoring Mac OS X Base System to the USB Stick. It says Could not restore. I opened the log and it says Checksum failed. What should I do?


Redownload the image and try again

#319
iAmXavi

iAmXavi

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts
The image is not the problem. I restored it once, then I made some mistakes, so I decided to start the guide from the beginning. Now, when I restore it gives me that error.

Solved! I just unchecked "Erase Destination" in DiskUtility ;) Now, I have a problem with Chameleon Installer. It gets stuck on "Writing package receipt".

#320
hando

hando

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 13 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Tech Gadgets. Fitness, Outdoors, Camping, 4wding, Fishing, Cycling, Running, Electronics, Photog...
Many thanks. It worked with just -v

However I realised that when I used terminal I didn't recognise the space after .kext and I just went on typing. So that probably didn't help :) Anyway, I re-typed it in correctly, and now with a working ML I'm very pleased and relieved.

I can't wait to get into the DSDT and iron out some of the problems.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Mountain Lion, Vanilla OS X, Chameleon, DSDT, Beginner, Guide, How-to


13 user(s) are reading this topic

4 members, 9 guests, 0 anonymous users


© 2014 InsanelyMac  |   News  |   Forum  |   Downloads  |   OSx86 Wiki  |   Mac Netbook  |   PHP hosting by CatN  |   Designed by Ed Gain  |   Logo by irfan  |   Privacy Policy