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King John

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    InsanelyMac Protégé
  • Birthday 02/24/1995

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    Gaming, Tennis, Soccer, Tinkering, Phones, Computers, "Latest & Greatest Technology", Movies, Americana, WWII & Cold War History, Hockey(Thrashers :( and Flyers), and Programming(C/++, C#, Java, Python)
  1. I Got a New Toy!

    Edit: I have the worst BIOS in the world, the notorious Insyde h2o. Some people have had success patching over the existing BIOS with a hacked version.. but more than 80% have reported hard bricks for their machines... Chameleon doesn't boot either, it gets to the RAM Disk loading, then a blank screen. I'm not sure how to go about this.. frankly im pretty pissed about buying a laptop that only allows for Windows 7 / 8 (7 barely...) Darn, and I was looking forward to experimenting with Ubuntu and Mac OSX... I'm giving Insyde a piece of my mind...
  2. I Got a New Toy!

    So to bump this thread and hopefully get some feedback from the higher ups.. which bootloader should I use? I've always used Voldemort's programs, and without them im just the slightest bit lost..
  3. I Got a New Toy!

    I see, and I wasn't aware the board came with a integrated/dedicated option. I didn't see it anywhere.. must be my attention to detail haha ^^; The Intel HD4000 would be easier to work with, correct?
  4. I Got a New Toy!

    I see, so I did a little reading and I assume that's what prevents my GPU from killing my battery? If so, it might be a little more trouble than what it's worth. I plan on using it for College, so battery life is pretty critical. And the sad part is that it's really all I've ever used. Could you recommend '3rd-party' applications to cover what i've been using? I've been using dark arts since '11 it seems ...
  5. I Got a New Toy!

    First post in awhile.. Honestly I didn't have the time to continue my AMD-hackintosh machine, especially with it being my main computer. Anyways, as the title says, I'm getting a new toy - specifically the Acer Aspire V3-771G-9456 For the unacquainted, this steal of a deal features the following: CPU: Core i7-3632QM @ 2.2Ghz (turbo @ 3.2) GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M RAM: 6 GB DDR3 SDRAM (upgradable to 16GB) Screen: HD+ 1600x900 / 17.3'' Storage: 750GB HDD (optional 2nd HDD/SDD bay included!) Misc: Gigabit Ethernet, BT 4.0 HS, USB3.0, Memory Card Reader (Pretty Standard) First off, what I want to end up with is an acceptable 10.7 or 10.8 machine. So somethings that'll be difficult (I assume): HM77 Express Chipset Third-gen Core i7 Dolby Digital sound option (not really an issue if standard sound works) Full graphics capability And pardon me in advance if this sounds like a guide. I'm more or less passively asking for tips and tricks. This is how I'm planning for it to go down: Install a rough vanilla 10.6.3 base with working LAN drivers. Update to 10.6.8 for App Store Download and install 10.7 to a DVD Install 10.7 vanilla OVER 10.6.8 Update to 10.7.4 (current?) Install Nvidia's Fermi drivers (I believe my card's a fermi-based?) / figure out what's not working. Install multiple Kext packages, rewrite the bootlist for needed flags and pointers ???? profit (possibly fork out $ for 10.8) So of course there's bound to be issues, but I hope to do some self-help for that. I plan on learning DSDT editing, as well as creating drivers for my own system. If you have anything to add, programs to recommend, or any advice to give in general, please feel free to post!
  6. Rolling back ACPI kexts

    So you're saying I should place the 10.6.5 files in /Extra/Extensions? What I'm going to do now is: 1. Reinstall 10.6.5 with a 3 parition scheme (40GB OSX, 8GB Installer, 80GB Windows 8) 2. Boot into it w/ TM's newest image (if you have any other bootloader disks, let me know which one's the best for you) 3. Run the Combo update without running multi.beast. 4. Boot into 10.6.8, download and install the installation files for 10.7.4 5. Boot into the installer 6. Install over 10.6.8 7. Boot into the 10.6.5 installer DVD. 8. Copy over a 10.6.8 IOACPIFamily.kext and an AppleAPCIPlatform.kext into /Extra/Extensions 9. After booting into 10.7.4, edit the /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist 10. Copy the files to /System/Library/Extensions 11. And Obviously do a chmod 755 name.kext and a chown root:wheel name.kext Hopefully this works.
  7. Rolling back ACPI kexts

    I'll try it I just rolled back my two kexts mentioned previously. Still no difference as of yet, but I'll keep trying. I don't think I rebuilt Extensions.mkext right though... the mkext builder is way too over my head.
  8. Rolling back ACPI kexts

    Tried it. that bootflag doesn't work. At best, it gives me a black screen. I waited around for 3-5 minutes with no progress. His CPU is a Core i5 2500K, so it shouldn't take 3 minutes tops.
  9. Rolling back ACPI kexts

    Hey everyone, I've been installing OSX on my father's computer for Photoshop and the likes. So far the install's been really smooth, up until I installed Lion. What I run into is that his Graphics card (A Nvidia GTX 550 Ti) causes a Begin PCI Configuration hang. I've figured out that I need to replace two kexts dealing with ACPI. (Apple and the IO I believe) However, I don't have the slightest idea on how to remove and replace the files from a 10.6.5 Vanilla SL DVD into my 10.7.4 install on my HDD. If someone could give me a terminal command real quick for mounting the the partition "Apple OSX", replacing the ACPI kexts, and then any other necessary commands, it'd be much appreciated. I believe the two files I need to replace are AppleACPIPlatform.kext and IOACPIFamily.kext
  10. I'm really confused. I've tried litterly every exploit in the book. -blackra1n -limera1n -Absinthe -RedSn0w -Sn0wBreeze Nothing's worked. It's a M540A or something-another model iPod Touch 4G running 5.1.1 Every exploit I try, it either hangs or tells me "it's done", but doesn't show Cydia. Last time I jailbroke an iPod, it was a 2nd Gen iTouch, and you had to do a custom .ipaw recovery (like Sn0wbreeze), and that worked fine after I found Blackra1n. This one just REFUSES to work at all. Anyone have any suggestions? This is really getting on my neves... Oh, and Absinthe doesn't work. It hangs on my system.
  11. Working work in progress!

    Ah {censored}, somehow I managed to Chmod 0 an entire kext. -__- You'd think sudo chmod 755 saidkext.kext would fix the problem, but it just changes the permissions of the kext file, not the files inside. if anyone has a script or manual terminal commands for fixing and entire kext(and it's sub contents), that'd be awesome. Edit: Nevermind, I figured it out: sudo chmod -R -L 755 IO80211Family.kext
  12. Working work in progress!

    Thanks guys I guess i am.. I just bought it because the i7 was a cool $100 more than the FX-8150. Who can argue with more power for less money? And I definitely will stick with the S/L/E. I like that better than the E/E route. I managed to kill a DVD R/W, but I'll hopefully have 10.7.x up before 3. ...holy {censored} its already 2:30...
  13. Working work in progress!

    Hm. I guess my post didn't go through. However, I found something out. If I took off the Maxcpu argument, it would KP consistently with CPU6 (either physical core 6 or core 7, im unsure. So in the spirit of realism, i've dumbed it down to 4. This should keep it consistent with a core i5 or i7. Though the core i7 has 8 threads and 4 cores, while the Fx-8150 has 8 cores and 8 threads. so far system boot time is !$#$ fast! 3 seconds from boot string to loading page.. and this is with no enablers I also think im able to utilize all 16 GB memory. Woopie!
  14. Working work in progress!

    Sorry, I didn't mean to sound like i was grouping the two together. What I really meant was "Whats a good all-in-one kext solution (like [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url]) for AMD systems. However, i found out that I can actually use some of the kexts included in that app. Then, "What's a good DSDT patcher?" @Gringo Yes, I do have the new FX-8150 with the Bulldozer Arch, so I will most deffinitely be trying that out! Especially if Lion supports what I got. I bought it off the App store though, so lets hope that's not a hamper. My computer last time would give me the dreaded authetication error, way back before anyone knew how to solve it ><.
  15. Hackintosh noob help please?

    Yes, I believe Chameleon does boot Windows 7. Only Windows 8 has issues. Technically speaking, it's only illegal if you share(upload) something. Downloading it is completely legal. That being said, it's heavily frowned upon. I don't solicit the use of pirated operating systems (And I certainly paid well over $2000 for my two OEM Windows 7 Ultimate Edition DVD's ) If you're planning on doing light gaming, why not use Ubuntu? Humble Bundle actually came out not too long ago for it. Thats Amneisa, Bastalion, and others. Really good games. Eclipse is also a good choice for programming C++, among others. And on their Software network, you're bound to find a ton of C++ compilers. Pair that with Wine for testing Windows interfaces (and running your favorite Windows apps) and you're all set! Plus, it will run on a GUID parition table.