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In Topic: Supported Graphics cards with Full QE/QI

26 July 2011 - 07:41 PM

My Gigabyte HD4850 works with GraphicsEnabler=Yes and the legacyATI4800Controller.kext from Netkas' site added to the installer thumb drive's /System/Library/Extensions directory.


In Topic: Network card doesn't work

26 July 2011 - 04:37 PM

When I had Snow Leopard, I ordered a gigabit network card that was plug and play.


It is a Rosewill Realtek based card and I put it in the machine and it was recognized and worked well since.

Now that I upgraded to Lion, it doesn't even recognize the card. Thankfully my on board NIC still works but it is not Gigabit.

As a part of the upgrade, I had to change a bunch of Extra/Extensions on my boot partition and I am not sure which one caused it. Any pointers would be appreciated.

I suspect my problem with App Store is also because of this. I have added the EthernetBuiltin=Yes to the com.boot.apple.plist in my Chameleon partition. But I still get unable to login.

You could always try the 10.6 driver from Realtek's website:


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In Topic: [GUIDE] Scripted Yosemite/Mavericks Install on Gigabyte Mobos

26 July 2011 - 12:49 AM


Thanks for the script. I have to admit, I installed Lion over my existing snow leopard install instead of to a different disk. I figured I could always restore from my cloned external drive if there were any problems.

Btw, I had an issue with the lion install where it would seemingly stop with a message like "Device in Slot--1 instead of putting up the graphic of the apple at the start of the install. What I had forgotten is that by default, Apple doesn't support the ATI HD4850 and that you need to either edit the Info.plist of the ATI4800Controller.kext with the 0x94421002 string or you need to keep an additional kext in /S/L/E called something like LegacyATI4800Controller.kext with that string. When I remembered, I copied my LegacyATI4800Controller.kext to /S/L/E on the usb thumb drive I was using as the installer and after I rebooted, I got the install graphic and I was able to install.

Thanks again.

In Topic: [GUIDE] Scripted Yosemite/Mavericks Install on Gigabyte Mobos

24 July 2011 - 02:31 PM


I am reading the instructions for installing lion and I think I am missing something:

  • Select a boot drive from the list of the storage devices and create the boot disk, skipping EFI strings setup. No other steps are needed to prepare this boot drive. However, you may install a DSDT patch file, if you wish.
  • Restart and boot into new drive, "Mac OS X Base System."
  • Install Lion on drive of your choice.
  • Boot back into your current Snow Leopard system.
  • Run HackInstaller and select your Lion install drive as your target drive (menu #12)
The instructions all seem straight forward, but, what if someone wants to use the install to upgrade to lion? If they select the drive they have snow leopard on, they won't be able to boot back into the current Snow Leopard system. Is this only for installing to a different drive then the existing one?

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