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#2442984 Mac os High sierra installation attempts

Posted by rlf on 12 June 2017 - 02:53 PM

try the genericusbxhci kext and the fakepciid kext with fakepciid the fakepciid for xhci (you need both the standard and the xhci version of fake pciid)Thanks.  I finally had to use Rehabman's USBInjectAll kext.  Now dealing with graphics problems.

#2220855 The Dune Case: A Cylindrical PC Case

Posted by rlf on 05 March 2016 - 05:25 PM

Hi all,I have only one big concern (in terms of building mackintosh with that case) - how I will fit WIFI/bluetooth card (I am using the original Apple cards through PCIe adapters)? Many of the boards do have PCIe extension slot but the card then is inserted vertically (found only one board from MSI where the card goes parallel to it). Right angle adapter:  http://www.moddiy.co...Riser-Card.htmlExtension cable - many to choose on eBay:

#2173778 El Capitan - installation help needed

Posted by rlf on 05 October 2015 - 07:39 PM

On Yosemite or earlier: Insert the USB drive.Open Disk Utility.On the left pane, select the USB drive.  Click on the drive, not any partitions that might be on it.On the right side, click on Partition.In the pop-up menu, select 1 partition.Set it to Mac OS Extended JournaledClick the Options button and select GUIDClick on the Apply button. Run the Clover installer.Select the USB drive, click ContinueClick on the Customize buttonSelect Bootloader -> Install boot0af in MBRSelect Themes -> (whatever you like)Click the Install button Reboot the computerUse the UEFI/Bios selector to select the USB drive to boot (F11, F12, F8, whatever it is on your computer)Boot the USB drive

#2173441 Skylake/Z170 compatibility?

Posted by rlf on 05 October 2015 - 05:46 AM

Windows and Linux are designed to be installed on a combination of assorted hardware.  OSX is designed only to run on the specific hardware combinations built by Apple.  They only contain drivers for the limited set of hardware that Apple produces and for some 3rd party peripherals which they have approved.  The kernel in OSX is compiled for specific processors.  It is not built to run on the combined assortment of hardware that makes up a typical PC.  Since Apple has not yet produced a machine with Skylake they have not compiled the kernel to support it nor to support the Z170 chipset. Edit: an article 3 weeks ago on Slashdot about how Linus Torvalds made new releases to make Linux compatible with Skylake and R9 video: Mr. Torvalds has released Linux 4.3-rc1 this weekend. He characterized the release as "not particularly small — pretty average in size, in fact. Everything looks fairly normal, in fact, with about 70% of the changes being drivers, 1...

#2153329 No rootless=0 mode for final release ?

Posted by rlf on 15 July 2015 - 12:06 AM

In El Capitan, go run this: /System/Library/CoreServices/Security Configuration.app

#2141273 Avoid SourceForge - Nefarious Activity

Posted by rlf on 03 June 2015 - 01:03 PM

At least one popular hackintosh item, Clover, is hosted on SourceForge.  SourceForge has started to do bad things to some accounts.  Unauthorized ads and adding malware to developer's packages. Here is a story on Gimp, a graphics tool like a poor-man's Photoshop:  http://arstechnica.c...n-malvertising/ Here is the story on Nmap, a utility to map out and perform actions over a network:  http://seclists.org/...dev/2015/q2/194

#2095842 Report : Asus Z97i-Plus + GTX 770 + Yosemite 10.10

Posted by rlf on 17 December 2014 - 11:23 PM

Audio after sleep:  https://github.com/D...Codec-Commander

#1983370 Chimera question

Posted by rlf on 09 January 2014 - 07:14 AM

Yes and no.  Different versions of OSX can have different icons (Lion, Mountain Lion, Mav, etc) but otherwise it is pretty much determined by format of the partitions (FAT, NTFS, EXT3, etc) except there is determination of OpenBSD and FreeBSD. You can review the slightly out of date theme guide on this page: http://forum.voodoop.../board,7.0.htmland the default icons for Chameleon in the repository: http://forge.voodoop.../themes/default

#1982911 Cheap graphic card for 10.9, any suggestion?

Posted by rlf on 07 January 2014 - 10:31 PM

The AMD HD 5450 can be found for a low price. You can make it work using this guide:  http://www.insanelym...-radeon-hd5450/

#1979589 I need some help with terminal in the OS X installer

Posted by rlf on 28 December 2013 - 08:31 AM

cp -f /mach_kernel "/Volumes/MAC OS X/"  <== use the quotes

#1979570 Anybody here experienced with iAtkos boot manager?

Posted by rlf on 28 December 2013 - 04:41 AM

 Modify the file "org.chameleon.Boot.plist" found in the /Extra folder. Add a section like this: <key>Hide Partition</key><string>partition1;partition2</string> The two partitions you are hiding are separated by a semi-colon and can be identified in one of three ways: hd(x,y) where x is the number of the disk starting with zero and y is the number of the partition starting with 1like <string>hd(0,3);hd(1,2)</string> OR a UUID - in Disk Utility perform a Get Info on the partition you want to hide and record the UUID numberlike <string>C59780FD-929A-3962-9BFC-2CFEC82B7B35;4F70CD4D-CEAC-39B2-B64C-CEF12C375F3D</string> OR "name of partition in quotes"like <string>"Win 8";"System Reserved"</string>

#1970281 Ethernet card Marvell Yukon 88E8056 - 10.9 - After two weeks I need help

Posted by rlf on 21 November 2013 - 12:12 PM

I looked through your log file and there is not a single word in there about ethernet.  Nothing.  If you didn't mention it, there would be no evidence that it even existed. But there are a lot of "problems" noted in the log.  And for a fresh installation, you have a lot of "{censored}" installed already. You have several things related to hardware sensors.  You have sensor kexts in FakeSMC.kext.  You have the Bresink monitoring package (with kexts) and you have iStat.  None of them are playing nice. You have things like Private Eye, Radio Silence, TechToolPro that are not working.  Mail and Calendar have problems.  iCloud and iMessages have problems.  Plex, Adobe Acrobat and Google Update don't have problems but log a lot of items. There are problems trying to install things in your upper menu bar - Clock and Volume.  If this is the log of a failed boot, why are menu items even involved? My suggestion - find...

#1965759 Laptop - Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p - 10.9 - Mavericks

Posted by rlf on 09 November 2013 - 12:13 PM

You need the modified kernel to get around the reboot problem.  Then you will have a graphics problem.  The Nvidia card will not work.  You need the integrated GPU.  In another forum, a user had to physically remove the Nvidia card through the Ultrabay in order to enable the onboard HD 4600 GPU.

#1964943 Mavericks and i5 4670k (Haswell) + Z87 INSTALLATION PROBLEM

Posted by rlf on 07 November 2013 - 04:33 PM

No, MBR is fine but is only needed with dual-boot of Windows or Linux.

#1964935 Mavericks and i5 4670k (Haswell) + Z87 INSTALLATION PROBLEM

Posted by rlf on 07 November 2013 - 04:24 PM


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