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About infobat

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  1. This is an excellent resource, thank you so much! I intend on following your instructions shortly. I plan to go through with the Hackintosh installation in two or so weeks when I have more time than right now. I have three questions: 1. I was recently given an Inspiron 5520. Specs are almost identical to yours; the only difference I notice is that it doesn't have the dedicated AMD graphics card. It only has Intel HD Graphics 4000. Not a problem, since, as you mentioned, the AMD graphics doesn't even work. Can you add a link to the specific card you picked up? I've searched for the Atheros AR5B29 online but can't find an actual unit to buy. Does the Atheros AR5B29 adapter also have a Bluetooth radio? Here's some context to this question: Although it has been a while since my last project, this won't be my first Hackintosh. I had a couple USBs lying around with previous installations of Mac OS X, so I tried to boot into a Mavericks stick I had just to see if the project was worth pursuing. It booted better than expected, but essentially nothing but the display and Bluetooth worked. (I had to use a USB keyboard and an Apple Trackpad connected via Bluetooth as the built-in keyboard and trackpad weren't working). The reason I'm bringing this up is because it seems that Bluetooth works natively with whatever adapter is in the computer. I'm currently running on Windows 10. In my Device Manager, it looks like I have drivers for the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230. According to the spec chart, this adapter has a built-in Bluetooth 4.0 radio as well. Am I incorrect in thinking that both the Bluetooth and WiFi radios are on the same chip? Or are they separate? I'm only concerned that if I swap the adapter with a supported WiFi chip (such as the one you mentioned), I may lose Bluetooth if the replacement chip doesn't have both radios. 2. What kext utility did you use? I've used ##### in the past. Edit: looks like it's a bad thing to have used Tony's tool, mul*ibeast. 3. Lastly: Can you expand on this? How do I install it to the ESP and how do I choose boot0ss while installing? Thanks.
  2. Can't boot without USB

    What is the most common installer used here? If this could be an installer issue, I don't mind starting from scratch again, especially since I have my backup drive. I've unsuccessfully tried myHack (wouldn't load the installer) and Kakewalk is not supported by my hardware. As for bootloaders, I've tried Tonymac's Chimera and Chameleon. I'm following all the steps to write it to the MBR, so I can't figure out what's going on.
  3. Can't boot without USB

    I installed my system before I came to this forum, before I knew the rules. I'm just running through what I used to set up my system, and the fact that InsanelyMac looks down upon the installer I used doesn't change the fact that it is what was used. In fact, I tried a few different installers. Tonymac's was the only one that would boot into the installer. This, along with my lack of knowledge of why his material is not approved, is why I went through that installation. The way I see it, booting into the system is no longer an issue regarding what installer was used (since the installation works fine), but rather what bootloader is installed, where it's installed, and how it's installed. This is what I'm asking for help with.
  4. Can't boot without USB

    I also have two SSDs installed: one split up into three partitions (for Mac, Windows, not yet installed, and Ubuntu) and the other being a running version of Mountain Lion for backup in case something goes awry. I've had to use it a few times already, so it's proven it's worth. I also just tried using the latest version of Chameleon. I still can't boot without the USB, although it isn't crashing when booting like Chimera was.
  5. I've successfully installed 10.8.5 using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and have used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to install all my necessary drivers. Everything works perfectly. I can easily boot into the system using the USB but I have not been able to boot without the USB. I just get redirected to my BIOS screen. I have tried countless methods. While trying to install Mountain Lion, I would run into problems when trying to use the 'UserDSDT or DSDT-free installation' option. Chimera was also giving me problems. I decided to install each driver individually and not install Chimera. (I don't know if this is still relevant to my current problem) After further misfortune with bootloaders, I opted to install Ubuntu and use GRUB. Turns out that's not working either. It seems that the MBR isn't even being read at all. I don't really know what info is needed to diagnose this problem, but here's what I'm running: ASUS Maximus VI Hero i7-4770K MSI Geforce GTX 760 Any ideas?