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In Topic: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 Ultrabook - fixes, mods, tweaks, etc

05 November 2013 - 11:08 PM

Any UX32VD users with a (near) perfect working install of Maverick? Detailed how-to would be really welcome! :)


I'm really hesitant on giving this another shot, but I've already invested quite a lot of time in getting 10.8 smoothly working, but there's was always something not decently working sadly.

In Topic: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 Ultrabook - fixes, mods, tweaks, etc

18 February 2013 - 08:58 AM

Maybe thinking of going back to Windows, and then running a VM for Mac OS.



Most of my work related stuff is PC related, and I guess the next computer I buy will be a MacBook, so I can wait to run OS X as my daily driver. Just tired of not having USB 3.0, consistent sleep, etc.

I've used this blog (link) to get Mountain Lion working nicely with VMWare, so far this seems to run noticeably faster than a native install (you can find my benchmarks on previous pages of native vs vmware) with the only downside that the graphics driver is only average, animations aren't that fluid, but other than that it runs really smooth.

And if you have an Apple Magic Mouse and/or Wireless Keyboard you connect them directly via bluetooth in the VMWare.

I aswell would love to run ML natively on my UX32VD, but right now for me the VMWare install still seems the better option due to performance (CPU only works at maximum 50% of its capacity it seems) and sleep issues on the native install.

In Topic: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 Ultrabook - fixes, mods, tweaks, etc

12 February 2013 - 02:01 AM

Ok I completely redid it, documenting. This is exactly how i proceeded: (mostly based on pippo's howto, UX32VD-R4002H)

Wow, I can't believe it.. it's finally working woohoo! I am so grateful, thank you phelics12, for you writing this guide, it worked right out of the box and it boots extremely fast. Since I have the exact same model UX32VD, I just tried your exact EFI folder and it worked straight away! :)

What I notice so far that isn't (fully) working:
- HDMI out: plugging in the HDMI cable doesn't do anything, rebooting with the cable plugged in gives no screen, only some small artifacts on the left side of the screen
- Performance is still not optimal compared to my VMWare install, I do have 10GB ram available now, but the CPU isn't working 100% when it should, I get the same CPU performance as with the 32-bit kernel of Chameleon (http://www.mediafire...u5t7bt8bvj7qq3a vmware vs native with chameleon, results with clover are very similar to chameleon after running geekbench)
- Sleep is not working for me, it seems to power on again, but the screen doesn't come on

In Topic: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 Ultrabook - fixes, mods, tweaks, etc

11 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

Ok got Clover working, boots OS X in seconds, very nice (I will post some tips for those who still struggle later)

Anyone able to boot a Windows (7) install stick from Clover? It just gives me a black screen which returns to the Clover menu after key input...
(need to install windows from UEFI to install it on GPT)

What else did you do to finally get OS X booting? I'm now stuck at the error you copy-pasted in your previous post :).

In Topic: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A-DB51 Ultrabook - fixes, mods, tweaks, etc

03 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

Yeah, once you mount the EFI directory, you need to copy your EFI files from your USB stick into that partition. In your case, it would be /mnt/EFI.

Basically, if you can mount the EFI partition on the desktop, you can even drag the EFI folder on your USB drive over to the partition (drag the EFI folder so it copies the folder, not just the contents).

I'm not familiar with dual drive setup, but you may want to visit here:


Thanks for the answer, but I still can't get it to work with Clover. I've tried your Clover EFI folder from 2-3 pages back in this topic and also redid the guide on the last page again from both USB and EFI partition on the SSD, but no luck with both methods. When it boots it either hangs at varying statements (in verbose mode, like "Pthread support ABORTS when sync kernel primitives misused") or it just reboots immediately and takes me back to the BIOS screen.

I'm about to give up because it's getting really frustrating :/, no clue what I'm doing wrong, since it seems to work for most of the people here, though I'm no expert in this area, but I thought I followed all the steps correctly that have been given here.

It works just fine in Chameleon, but then it's in 32 bit mode and the CPU can only be utilised for about 50% of its maximum performance, guess I'll have to stick with a VMWare install (with buggy graphics drivers) to do my development in :/.

.. or if someone with a UX32VD i7 could share his up-to-date EFI partition, maybe that could help, although I read it varies strongly based on what setup you have? I just want to try it on a USB stick and boot the Mountain Lion partition on my internal SSD.
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