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In Topic: NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M on Leopard

02 May 2010 - 11:53 AM

Happy to try but I have "no clue" as to were to start. If you could give a couple of pointers on what to do...

(btw, removing NVDAResman, adding NVEnabler and enabling GraphicsEnabler seems to have given a reasonable boost but still not fully accelerated).

Ok so I am looking for the 8600M efi string but cannot find it. Someone has a post/url I can get it from?

Then I assume its a case of setting it via EFI Studio?

Will need a backup plan if all fails.

I'm in the same position as you regarding the graphics. I can perhaps help with the backup plan.

The easiest solution I know of is to use an external USB drive, to clone a copy of your OSX installation to it and to make it bootable. This way you can (if you're paranoid about making mistakes) remove your hard drive from your laptop and boot it only off the backup image on the USB drive and start experimenting. If it breaks, simply restore the image again using your working laptop.

The basic procedure:

Obtain a copy of Chameleon RC4 and Netkas's PC EFI 10.6. Create a folder somewhere on your drive and unzip the archives there. You'll need it later to make the USB drive bootable.

Log into your Hackintosh, free up as much space as possible before starting (move data elsewhere). Empty the Trashcan. Then start Disk Utility and perform a Repair Disk Permissions.

Reboot the laptop off an installation DVD, (I think in my case I used IPC 10.5.6 or perhaps Hazard's one, it doesn't really matter which you use).

Instead of installing, start Disk Utility. Now's also a good time to attach the external USB drive which will be reformatted / overwritten. Format it to MacOS Journaled.

Select your Hackintosh system drive in Disk Utility's lefthand pane. Click on File, New, Disk Image from Disk0. You can give it whatever name you like, the "save to" location should be the USB Drive.

Image format - choose compressed
Encryption - None
Save it.
This will take some time to complete depending on the size of your installation. (Better to free up as much space as possible before starting).

Once this is done remove the Installer DVD, boot your working Hackintosh system again. Copy the Hackintosh disk image on the USB drive (the dmg) to your Hackintosh desktop. (You'll obviously need enough remaining space on your local drive for it to fit.)

Now start Disk Utility again in the running system. Click on "Images" in the top menu bar, select "Scan Image for Restore". This will take some time to complete. Once it's done, click on the "restore" tab and click on Image and select the image you just scanned.

For Destination, select your USB drive, drag it into destination. Leave "Erase destination" ticked. The restore operation will overwrite your USB drive with the image you created before. Click Restore.

Once this is complete you'll need to install Chameleon on the USB drive to make it bootable.

Open a Terminal. Type df -k
It should give you a clue what disks are on your system, for example:

/dev/disk0s1 (local harddrive)
/dev/disk1s1 (USB drive)

or whatever.

disk0 should be your local drive, disk1 should be your USB drive.

cd to your chameleon installer files and install boot0 to the MBR of the USB drive:

sudo fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk1

Install boot1h to the USB drive bootsector:

sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk1s1

Copy Netkas EFI boot (NOT the Chameleon one) to the root of your USB drive:

sudo cp boot /the_path_of_your_USB drive (look for whatever /dev/disk1s1 is set to)

Shutdown Hackintosh, remove internal harddrive, reboot with USB drive attached. It should now boot from USB and run the OS off the USB drive. If anything gets messed up during experimentation just restore the image again using the same procedure.

In Topic: NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M on Leopard

19 April 2010 - 11:29 AM

any joy yet on the NVS 140 on 10.6? :)

In Topic: Logic Studio is working in my Hackintosh!

18 April 2010 - 01:35 PM

Personally, i wouldn't even think about installing logic before sorting out graphics card issues and other necessary fixes, just as i wouldn't think about installing SL before checking hardware compatibility.

If one can afford the luxury of sorting out graphics issues beforehand then yes, fine.

However, when you have a laptop where no QE solution exists, then the workaround methods are the only ones which matter.

Thanks to the guys who posted solutions for Logic install for non QE cards! (Pacifist install method and some others).

In Topic: rsyncx download

18 May 2009 - 09:40 PM

I've been searching the web for backup programs for Mac OS X and repeatedly came across people recommending rsyncx for such a task.

It comes up in all of my searches but all of the links appear to be broken and the website of the developer doesn't seem to exist even though there are link to that site also.

I did find one link that actually worked and I was able to download the program, but it is asking for a registration code even though the program is supposedly freeware.

Can anyone help me out with this or recommend a good program for backing up multiple Macs over a network?

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Download it from here


You'll also need stuffit to expand the .sit file

I used this method in the past to clone / restore my OSX installations (with Tiger). Not sure if it still works with Leopard


Good luck

In Topic: AD1984 used in Thinkpad X61 and L61 computers

14 May 2009 - 12:25 AM

Thank you Priitv8!!! Also thanks to grandflash for the simplified instructions! Audio out (speakers and headphone jack) working great on a Lenovo R61 with ХхХ_10.5.6_FinalV2 distro

The plagiarised installation instructions from previous posts and some of my own:

To start, remove all of the following kexts from the /System/Library/Extentions folder:

Some of these kexts may not be present if you have never attempted to use audio before. After you remove these kexts, delete Extentions.mkext in /System/Library. Then, restart the PC

Download the archiv.zip file from grandflash's post
Use OSX86Tools (Find it with Google) to install the AppleAzaliaAudio.kext and reboot
Use OSX86Tools to install AppleHDA.kext and reboot

Use OSX86Tools to import the efi-string.plist like so:

"Import HEX / PLIST", "Import File", Select the efi-string.plist, Apply the changes and reboot.
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