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In Topic: (HELP) How to install El Capitan on Asus K750LN Laptop (i7 4510U Haswell ULT...

09 June 2016 - 12:21 AM

Hi InsanelyMac, someone of you had successfully installed El Capitan on an Asus K750LN? I've tried many times to Install it, with distros like EL PWN and with pure Vanilla Installation, unfortunatelly for me with no good results.


I may not have this exact computer, but if me or anyone else is able to help you, we need to know more than "no good results".  I believe you're new here and to the Hackintosh scene in general, but without specifics of what happens, no one will know how to help you.  What exactly is not good?  What have you tried to search for?  Judging by your CPU, there should be no issues with booting OS X's vanilla (stock) kernel.  For each install method you use, I would recommend answering these questions as far as you're able:


  1. Are you able to boot to the Clover/Chameleon boot screen?
  2. What boot flags are you using/tried to use?
  3. Are you able to begin the OS X boot process?
  4. Are you able to reach the installation/language selection screen?
  5. Did you use disk utility to format the partition you want to install OS X on as Mac OS Extended (Journaled)?
  6. After formatting, are you able to select that partition?
  7. If it's a distro, what install options are you using?  (Did you click customize before install?)
  8. How does the installer finish?  Does it succeed?  If it fails, what is the reason it gives you?  (Believe it or not, some reasons the install may fail may be because of using PC hardware and would not fail on a Mac.  If this is true, the install may have succeeded, and you should try to boot the install anyway)
  9. When you reboot, are you attempting to boot off of your hard drive or the bootable Install USB?  Depending on your vanilla install method, you may need to boot off of the USB to boot into OS X?
  10. Are you able to select the partition you installed OS X on?
  11. Are you able to boot and complete setup?

If the issue arises after this stage, you best post in the Post-Installation forum instead.


As a side note, you don't need to post all the specs you posted... it looks like there's some Windows-related DLL's in there as well.  Generally, what is most affected by OS X installs are motherboard/computer model if not custom-built with its chipset info, CPU, and Graphics Card.  However, graphics is NOT as important when installing OS X and may need additional fixing in post-install.  Additional helpful info (most not important when installing, but network adapters may need additional fixing in post as well) includes the amount of RAM, HDD/SSD, and any network adapters, but we don't need to know as much as what you posted.

In Topic: AMD El Capitan (@Slice)

25 April 2016 - 02:40 AM

Chameleon, which is probably the only bootloader of the oldest origin, has always simply booted OS X without boot.efi.  Keep in mind, Chameleon is based off of Boot-132 modifications, which has been around since the days of OS X 10.5 Leopard.  In these days, emulating EFI was necessary, but true EFI emulation was a mere fantasy.  boot.efi is simply the stock Apple bootloader and is a regular UEFI application.  Chameleon is unable to load that because it isn't true EFI emulation.  Rather, it uses the same boot process as the Darwin bootloader, with Chameleon itself reading com.apple.Boot.plist (injecting the info provided in org.chameleon.Boot.plist) and then loading the kernel and extensions, but with the ability to "simulate" the small amount of EFI needed directly in the kernel.  Chameleon remains unaffected by boot.efi.  In fact, some earlier installations replaced that file with the "boot" file needed for Chameleon.


Clover, on the other hand, is a full-fledged UEFI bootloader and can emulate UEFI on BIOS-based computers.  As such, Clover can have no problems loading boot.efi.  In fact, Clover simply creates the conditions necessary for boot.efi to take over and load the kernel and extensions.  Chances are, Apple's stock bootloader is the problem.  If replacing the boot.efi file from Yosemite enables Clover to boot El Capitan on AMD systems (I wouldn't know... Left the Hackintosh scene a while ago because I'm typing this on my real Macbook Pro now), you've essentially downgraded the bootloader.  It would be like using NTLDR (the XP bootloader) to load Windows 7 instead of it's native bootloader (BCD).  It's possible, but for most scenarios unnecessary unless you're dual booting Windows XP and Windows 7.  Windows aside, I do believe that boot.efi is the culprit from what you demonstrated.  As to why, you'll need to figure that out on your own.  However, I hope this clears up as to why Chameleon can boot El Capitan without replacing boot.efi while Clover can't.  I wish you the best of luck!

In Topic: Next Apple OS will be for ARM CPUs!

01 April 2016 - 06:59 PM

As much as I expect this to be an April Fools joke, I would predict Apple would at some point full-out merge iOS and OS X.  Both are Darwin-based operating systems developed by Apple, Windows 10/Windows RT from Microsoft merging the mobile and desktop platforms into one OS ecosystem, and Android supporting both ARM mobile devices and x86 desktop computers before anyone else did, so it's inevitable that Apple would have to adapt to this practice to compete with others.  It likely won't be the next OS release, but I predict it will be in the not-too-distant future.

In Topic: [GUIDE] 1st Generation Intel HD Graphics QE/CI

05 January 2016 - 10:47 PM

Guys, I'm making this official... I will no longer be following this thread.  I have since gotten a new MacBook Pro (well, refurbished), and that's on top of my cousin's older MacBook I had gotten last year.  Due to hard drive issues on the HP computer that I had Hackintoshed that had this GPU, I am no longer using it.  As such, I am no longer willing to support or follow developments in the Intel HD Graphics Hackintosh field.


While installing OS X on a PC had been of interest to me (mainly when I still was a PC person), I no longer have the need to be using it.  All I really did was contribute information from other people and help put together another guide on creating the Resolution module for Chameleon.  RemC only provided a way so that you don't have to manually put in your EDID information directly into the source code for it to work.  The compiled module and the source code is already public if you still are in need of using it.  Furthermore, I had since stopped using the Chameleon boot loader altogether in favor of Clover.  I also was then an advocate to patch the framebuffer on-the-fly, as the framebuffer's patching was now the primary focus of enabling Intel HD Graphics (assuming you had LVDS support, which I did).  We now have accomplished that, too.


While installing OS X on PCs may continue to be a hobby of mine, I don't really have a computer that needs to do that myself.  I am not a programmer, let alone a developer, so I wouldn't be able to do much to help further developments anyways.  Between the framebuffer being the key issue, and being able to patch both the VBIOS and framebuffer on-the-fly in Clover anyway (which is, IMO, a more advanced, superior bootloader to Chameleon).


Now, this does not mean I'll be leaving InsanelyMac... My account will remain open.  I may post about things here and there, get help for OS X or other technology-related things here.  You have been a really kind and helpful group of people.  I wouldn't have gotten OS X on a lot of my PCs without your help.  But between school and other interests, I simply don't have the time, energy, or reason to keep up with this.  I wish all of you the best of luck!

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