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Pandora's Box beta2

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Pandora's Box is a new Tool that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8 and newly arrived Mavericks 10.9 from either the retail app or its .dmg image file.

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Also included is a post-installation utility to apply additional fixes after installing or updating OS X.

These features are great, but you will see Pandora's Boxbeta2 also adds some additional functionality to the installation process. Since much of the configuration and customization can be done during the OS X installation process, once completed, you can immediate boot into your newly working OS X install without any additional setup.
Pandora's Boxbeta2 is available for download in our Downloads Section

Here is the complete change log from Beta1:
  • Newly designed interface with preference and settings
  • Added HTML Credits System integrated directly into Pandora
  • Added the Help manual (integrated in OS X)
  • Added Sparkle Software (self Update of Pandora's Box)
  • Added support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks DP1
  • Added check for missing MBR patch (to continue in GUID)
  • Fixed bugs with bootloader in post-install
  • Fixed bugs with creating the Recovery HD partition
  • Fixed bug with missing AppleIntelE1000.kext installation
  • Added kernel flags and Intel HD4000 support to the bootloader options
  • Added modules for Enoch bootloader
  • Enlarged Laptop section, with two different kexts for battery support, LegacyAGPM.kext for better power management of Nvidia cards (different for Lion and ML).
  • AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext patch, available during installation
  • Added log system (during installation and post-installation), with "notifications" in ML and Mavericks.
  • Added RTC patch for Mavericks
  • Added GenericUSBXHCI.kext, for Lion, ML and new build for Mavericks
  • Added AppleATIATA.kext (ATI PATA and SATA controllers)
  • Switch from Trim patches to Trim Enabler.app for non-Apple SSD
  • Added latest HWmonitor stuff from kozlek project (FakeSMC.kext, Plugins and HWmonitor.app)
  • Added Rotate Daemon (fix for AMD7000 cards)
  • Added OpenCL patches for Lion and ML in differents cards/OS X versions
  • Added Intel HD4000-HD3000 support on 6/7 Series chipset
  • Added Desktop version of LegacyAGPM.kext for better power management of Nvidia cards (different for Lion and ML).
  • Added Repair permission and rebuild caches on others Volumes
  • Added Backup Hackintosh files function
  • Improve stability on each OS X versions when creating the Pandora System Options (on the fly).
  • Deleted the ACPI folders, now the .aml tables can leave into InsanelyBox directly.
  • Other minor bug fixes
Watch and Participate to the Beta2 Testing here: Pandora's Box (Beta 2 Testing)

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Does this have support for Haswell chipset?



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i can't seem to install it successfully. It keeps saying insulation failed at the end of the process, though it did install Enoch boot loader.



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We have MyHack, KakeWalk, not to mention the tools created by the guys you hate, why the hell do we need another hackintosh install tool??? 



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We have MyHack, KakeWalk, not to mention the tools created by the guys you hate, why the hell do we need another hackintosh install tool???


To paraphrase your message, we have windows, linux, bsd, hpux, solaris... why the heck do we need osx operating system.

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how can i burn to dvd single layer the iso image created by pandora box.

the image says it is 5.8 GB and it can copy to dvd-5 (4.7GB)



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I'm with TommyDaB1g.  I'll call this PandoraBeast from now on.



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Not funny at all.



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I'm with TommyDaB1g.  I'll call this PandoraBeast from now on.

Hi mnfesq,

 

IMHO you and TommyDaB1g are missing the point of Pandora's Box due to not fully understanding that the ethos of IM and its hardworking contributers is totally different from that of the T***M** forum "drivers"........IM is about "giving free and learning for free from one to another, while having fun doing so because of freedom of expression with politeness, and invariably acknowledging and using the work of others with permission for the free benefit of all"....... :thumbsup_anim:

 

The description of Pandora's Box encapsulates this ethos (see red highlighted text):

 

Pandora's Box is a new Tool that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8 and newly arrived Mavericks 10.9 from either the retail app or its .dmg image file.

 

Pandora's Box will hopefully encourage its new users, in the process of creating their own specific installer, to want to learn and understand what Pandora's Box does and how it does it......then be able and wishing to contribute back to IM......  ;)

 

Cheers

verdant



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Hi mnfesq,

 

IMHO you and TommyDaB1g are missing the point of Pandora's Box due to not fully understanding that the ethos of IM and its hardworking contributers is totally different from that of the T***M** forum "drivers"........IM is about "giving free and learning for free from one to another, while having fun doing so because of freedom of expression with politeness, and invariably acknowledging and using the work of others with permission for the free benefit of all"....... :thumbsup_anim:

 

The description of Pandora's Box encapsulates this ethos (see red highlighted text):

 

Pandora's Box is a new Tool that can be used to create your own installer for Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8 and newly arrived Mavericks 10.9 from either the retail app or its .dmg image file.

 

Pandora's Box will hopefully encourage its new users, in the process of creating their own specific installer, to want to learn and understand what Pandora's Box does and how it does it......then be able and wishing to contribute back to IM......  ;)

 

Cheers

verdant

 

I certainly mean no disrespect for the intelligence and hard work of the creators but, in my humble opinion, the side-effect of tools like these is that it makes it possible to install OS X on a PC with little or no knowledge of how OS X works and what changes need to be made to make it operate properly on a PC.  For me, OSx86 has always been about learning, not having cool toys.  I've said before that if I spent half the time I spend on OSx86 working, I could have bought 3 MacBookPros by now.  For app developers that want the experience of combining all the tools necessary to install OS X on a PC into a single app, I respect their intentions but do not like the adverse effects this causes.  Back in the early 2000's, I used to be a video ripper and had my own release group.  I ripped hundreds of videos using software and methods that took me months to develop.  Now, any fool can rip a video by pressing one or two buttons on a free app and make as good, if not better, rips than I used to make.  I don't oppose progress but now video ripping is only really understood by the people that make the apps, not the people who rip the videos.  Whenever we make things easier for people, with the best of intentions, we take away their need to learn.  I guess it's inevitable but I'm an old guy so I can gripe about it if I want to.  In the meantime, I will continue to install OS X manually and will continue to help people on this and other forums but only if I don't have to spoon-feed them and substitute my knowledge and experience for theirs.



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I would like to add, the difference with Pandora, if you want to learn, you can. It's open source, you just have to make an effort to find the files.

Now, i agree, making it easy for the newbies is not the best idea, they will not learn anything, because all they need is provided. 

 

But look at it from another angle. Most people trying to install OS X will end up here, on IM, seeking for an answer. How would you like to answer the same questions day in, day out? 

But this is not the main reason Pandora has been created. It is there to promote various sollutions, that have been contributed to the community, and give credit where it belongs. 

 

"It's just another tool" No! It depends on your point of view.


I'm with TommyDaB1g.  I'll call this PandoraBeast from now on.

Shame on you.



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I would like to add, the difference with Pandora, if you want to learn, you can. It's open source, you just have to make an effort to find the files.

Now, i agree, making it easy for the newbies is not the best idea, they will not learn anything, because all they need is provided. 

 

But look at it from another angle. Most people trying to install OS X will end up here, on IM, seeking for an answer. How would you like to answer the same questions day in, day out? 

But this is not the main reason Pandora has been created. It is there to promote various sollutions, that have been contributed to the community, and give credit where it belongs. 

 

"It's just another tool" No! It depends on your point of view.


Shame on you.

 

Well, at least I don't fear being permanently banned here.



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No need to. Another reason to not compare it with a beast. 



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I certainly mean no disrespect for the intelligence and hard work of the creators but, in my humble opinion, the side-effect of tools like these is that it makes it possible to install OS X on a PC with little or no knowledge of how OS X works and what changes need to be made to make it operate properly on a PC.  For me, OSx86 has always been about learning, not having cool toys.  I've said before that if I spent half the time I spend on OSx86 working, I could have bought 3 MacBookPros by now.  For app developers that want the experience of combining all the tools necessary to install OS X on a PC into a single app, I respect their intentions but do not like the adverse effects this causes.  Back in the early 2000's, I used to be a video ripper and had my own release group.  I ripped hundreds of videos using software and methods that took me months to develop.  Now, any fool can rip a video by pressing one or two buttons on a free app and make as good, if not better, rips than I used to make.  I don't oppose progress but now video ripping is only really understood by the people that make the apps, not the people who rip the videos.  Whenever we make things easier for people, with the best of intentions, we take away their need to learn.  I guess it's inevitable but I'm an old guy so I can gripe about it if I want to.  In the meantime, I will continue to install OS X manually and will continue to help people on this and other forums but only if I don't have to spoon-feed them and substitute my knowledge and experience for theirs.

There are fewer and fewer doers and more and more consumers of what doers do.  Eventually, this will hit the critical point when there won't be enough doers and consumers will just have to make do.



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Very nice works guys !!!  :thumbsup_anim:



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what does  post installation do? i was on Mbeast and chimera until i found out this and got so excited to see all these star ratings. so i downloaded and installed hoping to fix my OpenCL issue with my gtx 780 that doesnt seem to be enabled. i dont know what happened but now i cant see the whole boot screen. i get a black screen and bang, am on the desktop. what can i do to enable OpenCL on GTX 780 3gb for mac?



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Great work again guys!!!



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A COMPREHENSIVE WORK !!!!

 

many people working on this, congratulations on your work.  :moil:

 

thanks.








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