I had to make a separate thread so I can create a quick breakdown and progress of each hardware component on this laptop as I am running 10.8.
It's always a good idea to have a DVD of ML in a safe spot where you're able to grab it so it won't get scratched up potentially overtime. Some versions of ML are standalone and will require at least a bootloader to prepare installation process. If you legally own a version of ML that's scratched up, there are several things you can do to ensure you do have a working copy. Scratch remover? Good luck with that.
First thing's first when you're preparing the installer. Even if you have to pull an ISO off of your ML dvd and modify it that way to burn to a DVD-RW, do it. On the other hand, assuming you have the ML installer on a USB (which I strongly recommend), you can go into it using MacDrive (Windows) and access that way. There are suspicious kexts on the installer, and if's it's not deleted, the installer will keep repeating the phrase "Still waiting for root device".
>> Delete all kexts in S/L/E related to Intel HD Graphics 4000 drivers! (AppleIntelHD* and AppleIntelSNB*)
>> Delete the folder "com.apple.kext.caches" in S/L/Caches/ just to be safe.
Once your ML USB installer is ready to go, you should be able to go through Disk Utility if necessary and prepare your HDD for installation and what-not. Most distros do have a bootloader installer at the OSX installation screen, but the one I had seemed to be a clean no-distro version with just "essential system software". No kexts, patches, fixes, bootloaders, none of that the way it would be in a distro.
Post-installation, working components:
WLAN: USB - Belkin Basic Wireless Adapter F7D1101v1
Search and Install "WL_349v3_352v3_353_356___Driver_1075_UI_1.7.8" Use "Wireless Network Utility" app to manage all wi-fi connections since it seems impossible to put a wi-fi status icon up at the menu bar.
Mouse: USB - PS/2 (Cherry Gentix JM-0300) (v. 192F, p. 0416)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (more stable when not using GraphicsEnabler flag or supporting kexts)
Keyboard - may need kexts
Trackpad (Synaptics) - may need kexts
Audio - High Definition Audio Device (v. 10EC, d. 0269), no HDMI output.
You have to search and install "2746-VoodooHDA-v2.8.4+Lion", most likely found here. I have a backup if you can't find it. Requires possible reboot after installation.
Battery (d. 0C0A)
Post-installation, failed/pending components:
WLAN: Built in - Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (v. 10EC, d. 8176)
So far, the only boot flag I been using is the "Graphics Mode" after I can't find any plists in the Chameleon bootloader I had at the time. Hopefully, I should be able to play around with my 320GB drive safely this time. I do not know what hardware (failed or working) that any DSDT fixes will apply toward, so I chose not to use DSDT just to be safe.
I moved the kexts for Battery and Audio to the working components list. I have dual-booted OS X 10.8 (no, not the latest) and Windows 8.1 where Windows is the primary boot loader and Chameleon is more likely secondary (isoemu/avlgo). I made sure my SSD was GPT, then I installed OS X first and Windows second. I installed Chameleon Bootloader for Windows so that Chameleon will appear as an option to boot going into ML. I took the latest iso image of Chameleon from its website, renamed it to "wowpc.iso" and placed it in the root drive (C:) in Windows. I edited the "org.chameleon.boot.plist" within wowpc.iso so that it will always include the string Graphics Mode="1600x900x32" at iso startup - finally, I don't have to type it every time. As of this very moment, I am able to freely boot into both Windows and OS X 10.8 without any major problems. The following updates are confirmed to the best of my knowledge and thank you for reading.