I'm a total newbie to hackintosh, so take this all with a grain of salt. This is what I've done, and how far I have gotten to this point.
Asus ROG Crossblade Ranger
AMD A10 7870 APU, R7 integrated graphics on cpu.
Bolton 4 chipset
Intel i211 integrated nic
generic sata DSDD Dvdr+w
One 3.5 inch hybrid Seagate ss/hd 1tb drive 7200 rpm
One 2.5 seagate 500 gb drive out of old Dell laptop 7200 rpm
logitech wireless keyboard and mouse, with logi wifi key plugged into
Asus keybot usb 2.0 port in back of mbd.
Ultra Mini USB WirelessLan802.11NAdapter - 1T1R (150Mbps)
One of those little buttons kinda like bluetooth, bought from monoprice.
Cheap, didn't think I'd need it, but after hackintosh build was I wrong.
External 2.1 pci speakers
UEFI bios setup:
In graphics settings, set to IGFX, integrated graphics
In boot settings, changed Windows UEFI os to Other os.
Everything else standard
1tb seagate partitioned with guid, running Ubuntu partition,
1 ntsf partition running Win 10.
several data partitions, keep all essential data on separate partitions from os systems
As UEFI will not recognize grub boot manager, switch os via UEFI boot manager
DL yosemite-zone10.10.1 iso from hackintoshzone
Burn iso image to dsdd 8 gig dvd with Infrarecorder
Boot into atapi dvd with yosemite-zone.iso boot dvd
f8 at boot up prompt
boot: /amd64 npci=0x2000 kext-dev-mode=1 <enter>
Trial and error revealed that my wifi button will run on the 55ebf etcetera All_In_One_Realtek_wifi.kext by
Deepak, I think. This can be gotten from hackintosh zone, along with a bunch of other essential kexts.
The wifi button gives me way better performance than any other wifi device I have at home, whether this
is because of the wifi button, the processor, the on board Intel Lan i211, which has no internal wifi, I can't
tell. I have gotten no lan kext to work the integrated Intel i211 chip. The wifi is clearly visible in sys info
and wifi utility.
I have working sound on VooDoohda installed by Yosemite-zone, through front pci connector. Got white noise,
until I went into VooDoo setup in system preferences and reset port in upper left corner from hdmi to
pci, with second apci driver. Cranked up noise reduction slider way up, it affects the volume so set it where
you want. Set sound setup in sys preferences to pci front speaker. Test in Safari on youtube gives working sound
with reasonable clarity.
Choppy video approaching old dialup days. System info shows graphics through pci, with a whopping 3 megs
vram, although I'm using on board Integrated Graphics from the APU with a 2gb frame buffer. Whether web video
is choppy because of the limited vram and graphics or the wifi connection is hard to tell. Sys info shows no graphics
kext loaded no matter what I try.
Although the dvd drive reads like a champ, I haven't tried writing a disk, it will not play a dvd movie. DVD player app
says the dvd drive is unsupported.
I've tried several graphics kexts, several kernels, several nic kexts and several hdmi kexts, all to no avail, Still get no
further than the basic setup described above. Tried ssdt audio and no go. I do get access to App Store, and dled
10.10.5 update, only to freeze after install at the hackintosh logo with no progress bar.
I tried Install El Capitan .app from get-into-pc with Macpwn, and clover recognizes the board, lists it with apu, memory,
graphics, nic, realtek Alc 1150, along with correct versions and revisions, but will not load el capitan install past Apple
logo with no progress bar, no matter what flags I have tried. #####
will not recognize any el capitan install file I try,
app or dmg.
If anybody has suggestions as to how to get hdmi sound, Realtek ALC1150 chipset, how to get APU graphics to load
more than 3 megs vram, or know of an APU Integrated graphics kext, or can show me an updated Yosemite kernel
that will give me better functionality on any of these fronts, It would be sincerely appreciated.