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  1. I just completed setting up my Opti 755 this afternoon. I installed 10.7.4 using myHack and added some Kexts (NVEnabler64, VoodooHDA, IntelE1000e) to enable my video, sound and network and made a new serial with Champlist. The only thing giving me grief yet is that I still can't log into the Mac App Store I get the "An unknown error has occurred". Any ideas?
  2. Haha!!! Got it!!! I started from scratch and recreated my USB Thumb Drive Installer using myHack and it worked as expected. Graphics/Network and Sleep are working after adding a few Kext files. Now I just have to get the App Store working... I am getting"An unknown error has occured." Below in my SMBios.plist, any ideas as to how I can <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Credits</key> <string>Created with Champlist</string> <key>SMbiosvendor</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <string>MP31.88Z.006C.B05.0802291410</string> <key>SMboardproduct</key> <string>Mac-F42C88C8</string> <key>SMfamily</key> <string>Mac Pro</string> <key>SMproductname</key> <string>MacPro3,1</string> <key>SMserial</key> <string>G8XXXXXXXXX</string> <--- Sorry just masking this. </dict> </plist>
  3. Thanks for the suggestions but so far they aren't working... I updated my USB thumb drive with a different Chameleon release and now I get a different error... Here is what I've done so far... 1) In Disk Utility on my Real Mac I formatted an 8GB Thumb drive into two Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with GUID partitions 6.5GB (For OSX Lion 10.7.4) and 1.5GB (For Supporting Tools) 2) From a purchased Lion 10.7.4 installer via the Mac App Store I mounted InstallESD.dmg from Applications/Install Mac OS X Lion.app/Contents/SharedSupport and ran "open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg" in Terminal. 3) In Disk Utility I selected the 6.5GB partition and chose the Restore Tab. I made "Mac OS X Base System" the Source and "OSX Lion" (the 6.5GB partition) the Destination. 4) After that was finished copying I renamed the partition back to OSX Lion as I prefer that name over "Mac OS X Base System" <-- I tested this without renaming and had the same results. 5) I opened the newly restored partition on the USB thumb drive and went to System/Installation and removed the Packages alias and replaced it with a folder called Packages. 6) In Terminal I typed "open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages" and copied the contents to the new Packages folder I created on the USB Thumb drive 7) I then ran Extra Lion from this Tutorial (http://www.insanelym...howtopic=256729) and then ran Chameleon-2.1svn-r2059 which I had previously downloaded, making sure in both instances to select the USB Thumbdrive as the Destination for installing to. 8) Following that I plugged the USB Thumb drive into the Optiplex 755 MT and power it ON and press F12 to get the Boot Menu. 9) In the Boot Menu I select "USB Device" 10) I choose "hd(0,2) OSX Lion with no option (See attached) <-- this is my USB Thumb drive from above 11) I get the Error "can't find /mach_kernel" (See attached) Any ideas as to why it can't find it? I've attached the Chameleon Installer Log and a screen cap of the Thumb drive contents incase those are helpful. The system installed and booted up fine under Chimera earlier so BIOS settings and hardware should be fine. Chameleon_Installer_Log.txt
  4. But that's just it, I don't think there is a DSDT file anywhere because I haven't installed ANYTHING on the hard drive yet... this is trying to run the OSX installer USB I created to install OSX 10.7.4 on the hard drive.
  5. I am attempting to transition from Chimera to Chameleon because I want to have access to the Mac App Store and also edit my system more easily via Champlist or Chameleon Wizard. Both tools I've looked at won't recognize the Chimera branch of Chameleon and so most of the features I'm looking for are disabled, I realize a lot of this can be done manually but I would prefer the tools. Basically I created a brand new OSX Lion 10.7.4 USB install drive using the following tutorial as a guide... http://www.insanelym...howtopic=256729 ...everything seemed to be going smoothly in setting up the USB drive until I attempted to install OSX Lion from it and got the dreaded "Still waiting for root device" error. As I have said I have OSX currently running on this machine via a [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] install so my BIOS settings should be correct. I have AHCI selected under SATA and I have tried booting with both S.M.A.R.T. On and Off with the same result. I have attached screen grab of the error (see attached). My System is as follows: • Optiplex 755 MT • Q6700 - 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad • 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR2 RAM • EVGA Geforce 8800GT 512GB • 250GB Samsung SATA HardDrive - Stock Any ideas? Is the latest version of Chameleon (Chameleon v2.1svn r1547) not compatible with OSX 10.7.4??? Do I need to find RC5 as mentioned in the tutorial?
  6. I am attempting to transition from Chimera to Chameleon because I want to have access to the Mac App Store and also edit my system more easily via Champlist or Chameleon Wizard. Both tools I've looked at won't recognize the Chimera branch of Chameleon and so most of the features I'm looking for are disabled, I realize a lot of this can be done manually but I would prefer the tools. Basically I created a brand new OSX Lion 10.7.4 USB install drive using the following tutorial as a guide... http://www.insanelym...howtopic=256729 ...everything seemed to be going smoothly in setting up the USB install drive until I attempted to install OSX Lion from it and got the dreaded "Still waiting for root device" error. As I have said I have OSX currently running on this machine via a [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] install so my BIOS settings should be correct. I have AHCI selected under SATA and I have tried booting with both S.M.A.R.T. On and Off with the same result. I have attached screen grab of the error (see attached). My System is as follows: • Optiplex 755 MT • Q6700 - 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad • 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR2 RAM • EVGA Geforce 8800GT 512GB • 250GB Samsung SATA HardDrive - Stock Any ideas? Is the latest version of Chameleon (Chameleon v2.1svn r1547) not compatible with OSX 10.7.4??? Do I need to find RC5 as mentioned in the tutorial?
  7. What can I do if I've already setup my system through Chimera (via ######) rather then Chameleon? Is installing Chameleon over Chimera possible? Am I going to nuke my system and have to start from scratch if I do?
  8. Thanks Husber, I'll give replacing the serial a shot. Question, do you think if I have a serial number from a A1212 MacBook Pro (that has died) could I give it that number. It would be authentic however it wouldn't necessarily match the Mac Pro 3,1 that my system is reporting itself as. Thanks Rampage Dev, I'll give that a look too!
  9. I have just setup an Optiplex 755 specs are below. When I try to login with an Apple ID to be able to access the Mac App store I get the following error "An unknown error has occurred" most people report this issue as an incorrect ethernet adaptor. I've tried several things suggested from installing an AppleIntelE1000e.kext the blowing away the NetworkInterfaces.plist and deleting and rebuilding the network connection under preferences to ensure en0 was the ethernet connection being used and repaired permissions, so far nothing has worked. Optiplex 755 - BIOS A19 - Q6700 - 2.66 GHz Core 2 Quad - 4GB (2x 2GB) Samsung DDR2 Memory - Integrated Intel 82566DM Ethernet (enabled with Intel82566MM.kext and AppleIntelE1000e.kext) - Integrated ADI 1984 High Definition Audio (enabled with VoodooHDA.kext) - EVGA Geforce 8000GT (enabled with NVEnabler64.kext) I've attached some images showing system reports and Preference settings incase they help.
  10. Hello all, Taking a couple Quizes just to post... that's new. Oh well... I suppose it keeps out the riffraff and that's always good. I am attempting my first Hackintosh to use as a PLEX Media server. My first attempt was going ok with a ###### build until I nuked it trying to install some NVIDIA drivers... that's when it dawned on me, I really didn't know what ###### was actually doing and so I am going to try it again but with a more researched and planned approach this time. I'm really glad I ran across this forum, it seems to have a healthy group of people here who know what they are doing. My system is as follows: LION 10.7.4 755MT (Q6700 / BIOS A19 / EVGA 8800GT-512MB) DVD ROM DVD-RW 3rd Party Internal USB Media Card Reader (Which I'd like to get working if possible) Basically I would like to get this machine running as a PLEX Server at an efficient level with the best graphics performance I can get with the NVIDIA card since it will be transcoding and streaming video live over my home network. As I understand it the best approach is to implement as many devices as possible with a properly setup DSDT file, and supplementing that with some KEXT files as needed. Is that correct? I have extracted my DSDT file under Linix (see attached) as I have read it could give a more pure DSDT file than extracting it with the DSDTSE program (even though many say it usually works well too). I still plan on modifying the DSDT.aml file with DSDTSE though. I have also gathered a few KEXT files that seem to be necessary for my system: Intel82566MM.kext IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext AHCIPortInjector.kext Any others that some to mind??? I will admit I've only been working with this stuff for a few days and understanding everything and editing the DSDT file feels a little intimidating so I am hoping someone can help me in figuring this out. I really want to understand what exactly it is I'm doing this time around and this forum seems to be more helpful then others with that. Any tools or direction on the best way to approach this project would be most appreciated. Also if you set it up properly are you able to create an iTunes/iCloud account, run software update, download Mac Apps etc just like on my regular Mac machines? Chris' DSDT.zip
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