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20) Q: What is "Natit"?

A: Open Source clone Titan Omni started by dm_webd. Made to correctly injecto several values ​​of your graphics card into .kext (drivers) ATI NVIDIA or Apple so they can be recognized and enable graphics acceleration (QE/CI). It allows dual display and many other features to work.

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21) Q: What is "Aty_init.kext"?

A: This is a generic graphical injector, which allows the default framebuffer for your graphics card to be applied. It was created by Netkas.



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22) Q: What is "com.apple.Boot.plist" / "org.chameleon.Boot.plist"?

A: When you install the bootloader "chameleon", this file is automatically installed in Extra folder located on the root of your Mac OS X. This is a list with different instructions apply when you start your operating system.

Easily editable, you can edit it with TextEdit and add different startup commands, such as

<key>Kernel Flags</key
<string>arch=i386</string>

 

to start the kernel (core) 32-bit Snow Leopard.

Under Lion:
 

<key>arch</key>
<string>i386<string>

 

*Mountain Lion does not support running 32bit kernel*



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23) Q: What. "DS_Store"?

A: .DS_Store (Desktop Services Store) is a hidden file created on systems running Mac OS X.

This holds and saves custom attributes/view options for displaying folders/files or image files. It is the equivalent of the desktop.ini file on Windows systems.

By default, Mac OS X automatically creates this file in every folder that is accessed, even in remote files. After several criticisms on the part of users, these files can be disabled for network folders.



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23) Q: MBR, GPT, what is it and what are the differences?

A: On the PC, there are two types of partition map:

The MBR (Master Boot Record) and GPT (GUID Partition Table).

The MBR is mainly used on PCs that do not have EFI (Extensible Firmware Environment) but rather the traditional BIOS. It is therefore a type of partitioning more "universal" than the EFI because it is recognized by almost all OS, whether 32 or 64 bits. The downside is that the MBR does not create more than 4 Primary partitions per disk and each partition can not exceed more than 2 TB of data. In most cases, this does not really pose a problem, but it can sometimes be useful to create such partitions.

GPT is "limited" than 128 partitions, the size of which can exceed far more than 2TB. Short, there is enough to see it coming. However, booting an OS using GPT requires a motherboard that supports the EFI and all the OS does not necessarily support the EFI (including 32-bit OS). However, it is possible to simulate an EFI (Chameleon and Clover are made ​​for that). Another advantage, the risk of overwriting the MBR and thus making his in-bootable OS is reduced.

On Hackintosh, when installing Mac OS X, you have the choice between these two types of partitioning. GPT is the native format of Mac OS X but depending on your installation, you must choose one or the other.

If your hard drive is blank, you can choose GPT and partition as you see fit. If you have other partitions or a Windows installation or else on your disk, you should choose the MBR because this partitioning will not erase other partitions already present (unlike the GPT).


It is why there are "MBR patches" for installations of Mac OS X Hackintosh.

 

 

2014-original by polyzargone







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