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About new2hacintosh

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  1. [AMD] 10.7.3 Guide - Experimental Only

    The OS installed by following this guide has worked very well. The only thing I cannot get it to do is boot into OS X without typing -legacy -v npci=0x3000 everytime. Is there a way for me to not have to type it EVERYTIME I want to get into the OS then it would be even better!! If I boot into my SL partition and change the boot.plist file by choosing the iAtkos partition, some of the changes work and some of them don't. The first pic shows what my bootplist looks like now. I added the line npci=0x3000 by editing the bootplist in SL then repairing permissions thru disk utility. If I take out the npci=0x2000 line and leave the npci=0x3000 by itself it hangs on bootup. Even though I added the line npci=0x3000 in the bootplist I still have to type the bootflag to get into the OS. If I don't type it the screen looks like the second pic which is some sort of graphics hieroglyphics. If I add the flag legacy=yes to the bootplist by editing thru the SL partition then the system hangs during bootup also. Any and all information/assistance to remedy this situation would be greatly appreciated.
  2. [AMD] 10.7.3 Guide - Experimental Only

    Here is the Finder.app extracted from Mac OS X Lion Developer Preview 2. It has 32 bit support, so you can use it with the AMD kernel for Lion. Copy it to /System/Library/CoreServices. Make sure to repair permissions using Disk Utility before rebooting. I booted into my Snow partition and moved the finder.app file to my iAtkos partition's /System/Library/CoreServices folder...then repaired permissions thru Disk utility like the instructions said. I then rebooted into my iAtkos partition finder now works. I could then get into my Snow partition and install the nic driver from one of the folders where the driver file was located. Now everything works great. In the FAQ section someone asked: Is it possible to replace mach_kernel and finder in Windows? Your response was yes they could....wouldn't they need to repair permissions after that?? Just wondering. I can confirm that It works on a Biostar A780L motherboard using an AMD X3 720 BE (that is unlocked to a quad core X20) running at 3.2 GHz
  3. [AMD] 10.7.3 Guide - Experimental Only

    I am having a GIGANTIC problem. I followed your guide and the install worked perferctly...Kudos to you!!! My issue is with not having finder working at all. Since it is not working I cannot get to any folders(of course) and cannot install any drivers. I partitioned the drive with the "old" drive labeled Snow and the second partition labeled iAtkos. Even when I boot into Snow and install the ethernet driver onto the iAtkos partiton, then boot into iAtkos...I don't have ethernet due to the fact that the network "program" wants me to set it up via dhcp or manual or however. Before I can do any of this it's window closes, erroring out. I have tried placing mucommander and Xfolders into the applications folder but I can't even see the Applications folder in the iAtkos partition to try to install it. I have read posts in this forum explaining that the finder or some program in "DP2" is used instead but is that referring to the finder in Mountain Lions Dev 2 or what exactly is that referring to and how do I get to it/download it for install into my iAtkos partition.
  4. [AMD] 10.7.3 Guide - Experimental Only

    If you still cannot get you ethernet to work try the driver on this site's Network page. It has worked for me on my Gigabyte 970A-UD3 board also. The site that I linked to in the sentence above also shows how the Niresh 10.7.3 V2 version was installed onto the same board with little to no problems!!! Check out its Niresh Success page. Which video driver did you choose during your install?? There should have been an NVidia choice inside the "Customize" menu.
  5. Need to find the right graphics kext

    Check out this site. It may help!!
  6. Need to find the right graphics kext

    I just remembered....there is someone called netkas...he is supposed to be the "Guru" on graphics drivers. I believe it is netkas.org. I hope this helps!!
  7. Need to find the right graphics kext

    Check this site's Helpful links page. It has a graphics card database that may help you.
  8. Need to find the right graphics kext

    You need a better program to tell you what graphics are installed on your system. Try either GPUZ or PC Wizard. Both of them are made by the same company. You find their site here. Also you can try GPUZ. Their site is here. This should at least point you in the right direction as to which graphics (card or onboard) your system has. Correction...both of them are not made by the same company. Anyway these of course are Windows based programs.
  9. iAtkos L2 with VirtualBox - Stuck on Apple Logo

    Check out this site here. You have gotten further than most. I have tried unsuccessfully on 5-6 different motherboards with 4 different CPU's. If you would like to keep trying, xxxx is a page with lots of images/downloads that you can work with.
  10. Lion install on AMD -> stuck at BSD Root: ..

    The problem is (what I have found for the most part) is if you are using an "real" download of Lion from the Apple app store. The chances of getting that to work are slim at best!!! Check out Zackehsoul's explanation here. In my post above I list the link to how I achieved success in installing Niresh's Distro of Lion. I tried at least 4 other boards/cpu combinations before I got this one to work.
  11. Lion install on AMD -> stuck at BSD Root: ..

    Hey I got my Niresh 10.7.3 working on my Gigabyte 970A-UD3 using an FX-8150!!!! Everything works(for the most part) network, video and sound. you can check it out here!!!
  12. I e-mailed the admin of the site that the link did not work properly. He has it fixed now. Also I have had successfully (finally!!!) installing Niresh's 10.7.3 V2 on an AMD system. I will post pics and how I did it tomorrow. I probably will have to start a new thread about it. Have you thought about using a distro like Niresh's Lion. Just asking as I have a perfectly working Snow Leopard Hackintosh on an AMD system running 10.6. When I try combo update 10.6.5 I can no longer boot into it so I have just left it at the 10.6. When you go to the Links page...its now working, check the second link from the top. If you download and use the tool listed there it has kexts that can be installed through its program. My advice would be to use time machine FIRST,THEN make changes.
  13. [HELP] Mac OS X Lion on AMD - Niresh 10.7.3 V2

    This site has a guide to add the AMD Kernel to an installation. The site is in Portugese, which I don't speak or read, so its instructions don't help me. Anyone here understand what the author is talking about. I have the Lion app from the app store and I have Niresh's version also. Has anyone successfully installed Lion on an AMD Machine??? If so any and all assistance to us who have not would be greatly appreciated.
  14. There is a wikipedia Graphics card database. Go to this site and check the "Links" page. The site is a work in progress so don't be too hard on it. It is updated almost daily at this point with help for Hackintosh creators.
  15. The first question I would have for you is which version of Lion are you trying to install?? Are you going to try and install it via USB or Disc or which media are you choosing. Secondly do you have an existing Hackintosh to create a bootable USB Drive? You are going to need an working Mac of some sort in order to create a Flash drive. Do you know anything about adding kext or kernel patching. Check out this thread http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=279291 It may help you get farther than I have as I am not sure how to patch a kernal as there is a kernel that was created (as far as I know it is an ongoing project and not completely working at this time) but is not perfected yet. Sorry about asking about Lion Bob...I meant Snow Leopard. The questions would be the same. You can install 10.6 with the actual Disc,if you have it. I personally tried to use Iatkos about a year ago(the Lion version) without any success at all...I tried it on both AMD and Intel systems but it NEVER worked for me. I installed 10.6.0 using the actual Snow Leopard disc(which I turned into a dmg file) and it was CAKE!!!