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Are you burning a retail OS X disk to DVD atm? 

I'll have a look at creating a boot CD specific for this system tomorrow. I'll have to find out how to do so, has been a long time ago. Well, plenty of time at work to do so :P

 

Otherwise, google: How to create a boot cd osx86.

That is what i will be doing tomorrow.



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Are you burning a retail OS X disk to DVD atm? 

I'll have a look at creating a boot CD specific for this system tomorrow. I'll have to find out how to do so, has been a long time ago. Well, plenty of time at work to do so :P

 

Otherwise, google: How to create a boot cd osx86.

That is what i will be doing tomorrow.

I'm going to try the SoulTeamDev 10.8.3 that has AMD Support if a sibling will letme. Then I should hopefully beable to mount the USB and make it. If I can't I'll reply back. I really don't want to create a DVD for it but may have to, I'll let you know if the AMD system works, since that has no USB 3.0.



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I'm going to try the SoulTeamDev 10.8.3 that has AMD Support if a sibling will letme. Then I should hopefully beable to mount the USB and make it. If I can't I'll reply back. I really don't want to create a DVD for it but may have to, I'll let you know if the AMD system works, since that has no USB 3.0.

I think i figured out a fix.

 

Update: 5:09AM ET: Nada yet. I've mounted the Virtual Drive that I made the stick to my Computer and backed it up using Paragon Hard Disc Manager Pro 12, I then restore the flash drive to that and replace the files and restart my system, I Can't boot of the flash drive with UEFI and Secure Boot off. I just made a copy of the drive using New Image in Disc Utilities and it's over 5gb and I am taking it to my 10.5.3 system and going to restore it from there, and hopefully it should work. But It seems that I'm at all ends here. The ATI system when using the SoulTeamDev VMWare in which i can Mount the USB Drive, I lose mouse and keyboard. What do you think I should do from here? I'm using an Old 16GB SanDisc Cruizer as my USB drive. It might also help that that windows software I was using was MacDrive 9, that gave me access to the HFS+ partition. 

 

Update 2: I've been up all night trying to make this work, gonna get some sleep. The Restore Image is not working. UGH!

 



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I'm On day 6 of trying to make the USB boot device but I can't do it whatever I do It seems to fail. When using pandora. Lejenk, is there any way to make the Pandora DVD iso fit to a single layer disc or convert it to USB?

 

Are you burning a retail OS X disk to DVD atm?
I'll have a look at creating a boot CD specific for this system tomorrow. I'll have to find out how to do so, has been a long time ago. Well, plenty of time at work to do so :P

Otherwise, google: How to create a boot cd osx86.
That is what i will be doing tomorrow.



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I can finally boot, now to installing. 



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Thanks for this great guide. I just seem to have an issue with my keyboard not picking up with this message while loading:

appleps2keyboard: keyboard probe fail

any help would be much appreciated!

 

edit: so I installed rehabman's voodoops2controller which allows for both my keyboard and trackpad to work.  Unfortunately, the trackpad doesn't fully function as I'm struggling with getting the trackpad to drag items(e.g. dragging windows).  It's as if whenever I move my cursor, the computer thinks that I release the mouse button although I still have it depressed.

 

I also tried the driver here to no avail.  And the version of appleps2controller in this thread allows for my trackpad to work but not my keyboard on my Dell Inspiron 5720.  Thanks again!



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Hi dawntone,

 

Attach the voodoops2controller please, i'll see what i can do. 

 

@Coasterghost,

 

Sorry for the late response, the pandora DVD option should fit on a single layer DVD. Pandora also offers to create an USB installer. A 8gb USB stick is required.



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Hi dawntone,

 

Attach the voodoops2controller please, i'll see what i can do. 

 

@Coasterghost,

 

Sorry for the late response, the pandora DVD option should fit on a single layer DVD. Pandora also offers to create an USB installer. A 8gb USB stick is required.

Lejenk> As much as I appreciate your guide, I too would appreciate any further help with getting both my trackpad and keyboard to work.  I've attached the driver that best works with my Inspiron 5720.  Thank you!

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My Pandora ISO is 4.93 gb. Currently when I run the installer it pickups NO Hard drive when I said screw it and burned that ISo to my 4.7gb dvd and then using a cloned USB drive from my virtual machine.Now I just have to get the right blend of kexts. I'm not installing clover till I get the right blend or should I install clover? It appears that even sofar my eithernet does not work, but that might a faulty cable on my end 



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Lejenk, thank for your great guide. When I apply your DSDT.aml to my 7720 (3D display variant), it reports several C-States/P-States errors and hung on boot up. Then I extracted my own copy with DSDT Editor on both Mountain Lion and Windows 8. I found that they are a lot more simpler than your version. There is no OPOF() and _PS3() methods on _SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP. I suspect that something went wrong.
I am trying to disable 650m because Optimus always kicks in for the 3D-variant. No HD4000 is detected (with whatever methods I've tried) as it always says that NVIDIA is the only display card from the system report.
Would you kindly suggest me how to proceed? Many thanks!

I found that I also need to replace the kexts in /System/Library/Extensions on the usb drive in order to bypass the waiting for root disk situation.

Hello idpdystem2!

 

I have read this total topic, because of thinking about also to buy the 3D variant of the 17R SE. It seems, that you are the only one left over with it. I hope you have not given up.

 

I have read many other threads about mobile Kepler cards built in by various costumers. Apple uses this cards, i think, all wired to the mainboard, in MacBook Pro and IMac models.

We all here with our PC hardware dupe with help of FakeSMC an bootloaders the Mac OSX, that we have real Apple devices.

 

By using SMBioses of MacBook Pro or IMac assumes OSX, that it is running on this hardware with it's in an other way than on the mobile Kepler cards, we use in our lappies, give connector adresses. If this cards are built in with the Optimus and therefore muxless switched only by the operating software,  assumes OSX to run on this given fixed adresses and does the gfx-output by using the framebuffer of the integrated Intel graphics variants.

 

But this is on the 17R SE 7720 3D, as on other 3D able Laptops, not the case. The display ports are directly connected with the mobil cards in the same way as they are soldered on all graphics-cards for desktop computers with various adressings. But our port-adresses, as before mentioned, differ from the fixed adresses of Apple products with their buildt in Kepler graphics solutions. I am sure about this, because there is on the Nvida homepage an overview with mobil Kepler cards.

In the list of series 6, with manufactorers with their produced models, for each of them, if optimus is activated, 3D TV Play and 3D Vison able. For all various cards with 3D Vison abillity is Optimus as not activated listed, exept for some models of Dell.  But this is for certain wrong and a mistake of Nvida. As common known, can optimus at this times not handle 3Vision and 3D 120 hz display panels. Any of

 

I for myself see two possibilities, but there could be more, for solving this inconveniece.

On one side to patch the bios adresses of laptop cards to the Apple used one's in DSDT's and on the other side to use the not fixed  graphics adressing of Apple desktop models.

 

The first way, to find a solution, is in my humble opinion harder and lasts longer because of reverse-engeering of compiled code and has be done with the Vbios of each in Laptop used card and with it's corresponding Apple model.

The second method of resolution seems to me easier and faster. We should try to use the not fixed adressing for gfx output of Mac Pro's and let the bootloader do the work for us. Even if this does not work out of the box,  because of a to bootloader unkown gfx card, editing a DSDT with the needed infos is not so complicated as the first suggested way, to solve our common problem.

Even if there are problems, because there is no MacPro with HM7x chipset, with Cpu Powermangement and Speedstepping, these should bee easier, perhaps in the same way as for Sandybridge chipset, to solve.

Problems with battery-life don't matter for me so much, because I plan to use the 17R SE 7720 as desktop replacement.

 

Here is an DSDT-edit for the GT 650m, done by RampageDev. Thanks and credits to him for this. But attention: It is  from a 17R SE 7720 non 3D model (Optimus on board). I don't know, if the with questionmark´s signed lines must be corrected or not. I have changed the model name form "GTX 650m" to "GT 650m".

           Device (PEGP)
            {
                Name (_ADR, 0x00010000)
                Method (_PRW, 0, NotSerialized)
                {
                    Return (GPRW (0x09, 0x04))
                }
                Method (_PRT, 0, NotSerialized)
                {
                    If (PICM)
                    {
                        Return (AR02 ())
                    }
                    Return (PR02 ())
                }
                Device (GFX0)
                {
                    Name (_ADR, Zero)
                    Name (_SUN, One)
                    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
                    {
                        Store (Package (0x1E)
                            {
                                "AAPL,slot-name", 
                                "PCI x16", 
                                "@0,compatible", 
                                Buffer (0x0B)
                                {
                                    "NVDA,NVMac"
                                }, 
                                "@0,connector-type", 
                                Buffer (0x04)
                                {
                                     0x00, 0x08, 0x00, 0x00
                                }, 
                                "@0,device_type", 
                                Buffer (0x08)
                                {
                                    "display"
                                }, 
                                "@0,name", 
                                Buffer (0x0F)
                                {
                                    "NVDA,Display-A"
                                }, 
                                "@1,compatible", 
                                Buffer (0x0B)
                                {
                                    "NVDA,NVMac"
                                }, 
                                "@1,connector-type", 
                                Buffer (0x04)
                                {
                                     0x00, 0x08, 0x00, 0x00
                                }, 
                                "@1,device_type", 
                                Buffer (0x08)
                                {
                                    "display"
                                }, 
                                "@1,name", 
                                Buffer (0x0F)
                                {
                                    "NVDA,Display-B"
                                }, 
                                "NVCAP", 
                                Buffer (0x18)
                                {
                                    /* 0000 */   0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x03, 0x00, "?"
                                    /* 0008 */   0x0C, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x0A, "?" 
                                    /* 0010 */   0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00                          "?"
                                }, 
                                "VRAM,totalsize", 
                                Buffer (0x04)
                                {
                                     0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0xC0
                                }, 
                                "device_type", 
                                Buffer (0x0C)
                                {
                                    "NVDA,Parent"
                                }, 
                                "model", 
                                Buffer (0x11)
                                {
                                    "GeForce GT 650M"
                                }, 
                                "rom-revision", 
                                Buffer (0x1E)
                                {
                                    "nVidia GT 650M OpenGL Engine"
                                }, 
                                "hda-gfx", 
                                Buffer (0x0A)
                                {
                                    "onboard-1"
                                }
                            }, Local0)
                        DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
                        Return (Local0)
                    }
                }
                Device (HDAU)
                {
                    Name (_ADR, One)
                    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
                    {
                        Store (Package (0x02)
                            {
                                "hda-gfx", 
                                Buffer (0x0A)
                                {
                                    "onboard-1"
                                }
                            }, Local0)
                        DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
                        Return (Local0)
                    }
                }
            }
            
            "------------------------------------------------------------"
            
            Device (B0D4)

I hope my thougts can help a litte. I wish to get some answers an espacally results of trying to switch to SmBios of a MacPro, even if it is necessary to install temporary NullCpuPowermanagement.kext.

 

At last but not least I want to note, that on mobile workstations, like Dell Precision M6600 and Lenovo Thinkpad (I know, that these are Fermi cards), switching to SMBios of MacPro 3,1 have  successfully loaded the framebuffer and got them to wark with QE/CI.

 

Have fun!

 

PS: Sorry for my being a bit :offtopic: I hope it get no :tomato: :whistle:



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Lejenk> As much as I appreciate your guide, I too would appreciate any further help with getting both my trackpad and keyboard to work.  I've attached the driver that best works with my Inspiron 5720.  Thank you!

Hi dawntodon, 

This is a topic for the 7720, i do not have a lot of time, did some edits on the controllers, but i have no clue, sorry. Could work for your notebook, but it broke my trackpad and keyboard, so i think it does not work for you also, because 1 of them should have worked on my system.

 

My Pandora ISO is 4.93 gb. Currently when I run the installer it pickups NO Hard drive when I said screw it and burned that ISo to my 4.7gb dvd and then using a cloned USB drive from my virtual machine.Now I just have to get the right blend of kexts. I'm not installing clover till I get the right blend or should I install clover? It appears that even sofar my eithernet does not work, but that might a faulty cable on my end 

Hi Coasterghost,

 

The ethernet, it could be due to the settings, check this: http://www.insanelym...-realtek-8105e/

Only the description, not the kexts.

 

@styrian: 

Thank you for your input, but the 650m will not work in OS X. This is because of the dual graphics. The Intel HD4000 is our primary controller, and we can not disable it in the bios. This is why we have to disable the card. OS X does not support switching between graphic cards, at least, not on notebooks.

I just noticed, you have changed the model from GTX 650m to GT 650m, there is a difference between the two cards :)



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Lejenk, let me first just say THANK YOU!  I am a geek of sorts and have been doing computer work for 20 years, but I ran into a problem last night when I upgraded to 10.8.5 on one of my 3 7720's ...  no USB 3.0 port is working anymore.

 

Please help if you can, I would greatly appreciate it.  I must admit though that I wouldn't have made it this far without THIS thread, so thank you again and thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

 

I'm sticking with 10.8.4 on my other two until we figure this one out for sure.

 

Update:  Never mind, I re-registered those kext files for the USB ports this morning yet again and they started working just fine.  This is something that I didn't have to do to go from 10.8.3 to 10.8.4, so anyways, problem solved.


Edited by diggitydru, 13 September 2013 - 02:26 PM.


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Hi,

 

I have not installed 10.8.5 yet, it's not available in software update yet, and i only have one system. 

Just for the reference, the USB 3.0 ports should work on OSX default. Only USB 2.0 compatibility will not. Is that what you where talking about? 

 

Please explain the steps also, i'm short on time atm.

 

Thank you.



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Hi,

 

I have not installed 10.8.5 yet, it's not available in software update yet, and i only have one system. 

Just for the reference, the USB 3.0 ports should work on OSX default. Only USB 2.0 compatibility will not. Is that what you where talking about? 

 

Please explain the steps also, i'm short on time atm.

 

Thank you.

Hello,

 

10.8.5 didn't recognize any of my USB 2.0 devices, I have not tried USB 3.0 devices on those ports though, so I'm not sure if they work OOB.  

 

I used Kext Wizard to install your modified USB kexts and the USB 2.0 devices now work just fine.  I have an Atheros Killer 1202 WiFi + BT 4.0 card internally and use a D-Link DWA-131 for my MAC OS's WiFi, so I MUST have USB 2.0 connectivity.

 

Otherwise, 10.8.5 steps for upgrading are the normal:  Install 10.8.5, before rebooting the machine, delete all GeForce kexts, rebuild, reboot.

 

RUNS GREAT!

 

Thanks again!



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Haven't yet been brave enough to dual boot. I've just got 10.8.5 and 10.9 DP8 VMs at the moment. Might consider it when Mavericks is formally released this year, but will see if this can be installed on a Hackintosh.



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@amh10

It can, only Mavericks and Clover seems to be a problem (I only tested DP2). Chameleon and Mavericks boots fine. 

 

@diggitydru

Thanks for the information, will update tomorrow. 



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Now i am on Mavericks :-)) most works fine: I used MyHack to create an USB Stick with the downloaded Installtions Files.

I only modified the USB Kext to boot :-) after boot Problems i used the USB 2.0 Kext which helped me with my ML installtion.

I removed from the Stick IOUSB.kext and IOUSBFamily.kext in the Folder System/Library/Extentions/ and copied the USB 2.0

to that location. I installed Mavericks over the ML installation, no clean install, so the drivers are working fine :-)

I only installed Sound Kext and need PowerManagement Kext because Battery Symbol is shown but doesn't show the battery level.

Webcam doesn't work need to find out what Kext must be installed :-( My Edimax Nano Wifi Dongle works great. Sleep hangs need

to install some kext.



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Thanks. Will we see an iAktos port of Mavericks?



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Hi I am new to hackintosh.. and having a hard time to install mavericks on my laptop(Dell inspiron 14r 5421) please help

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You should make an own topic for your request in section Notebooks and discribe there, which problems you have by doing an install on your device.

 

Please put your hardware in your signature, like many others have done here. You should get then easier proper support.

 

Have fun.







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