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About MarcoCarlo

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  1. Hi everybody. Following the guide updated for Yosemite I managed to install the OS. HOWEVER, both in case of boot from the usb pendrive and in case of boot from the OS X disk, when booting with no option Chameleon seems to start the boot sequence but after 2-3 seconds goes back to the boot selection screen. The version of Chameleon that I used for the installation on pendrive and on system disk is the one included in the Essential archive for Yosemite linked at the end of this discussion. Conversely, if I boot either support with the -x option, boot completes and I get into the OS When installing and using as boot manager the latest version of Clover, OS X installation boots succesdfully with no -x option (and, on top of it, the integrated Hd4600 graphics of my Haswell processor works 100% with Qe/Ci active). This said, for personal preference (last but not least: because of the available boot themes...) I would prefer to use Chameleon as boot mgr. but, of course, without any need to set the -x option. Any idea why the boot with Chameleon does not start (this happening also for the very initial pendrive boot to kick off the os installer) unless the -x is set? Of course, i followed (to the best of my knowledge...) every single step of the guide taking also care of extracting the kernel from the release file downloaded 2 days ago from apple, since i noted that the one included in the essentials archive has a much earlier date (just to make sure all was 100% compatible with the files in the release dmg Is there anyone who could shed some light on this?
  2. ATI XFX Radeon 5670 Kext For Mavericks 10.9

    I have also XFX Radeon HD 5670 (1Gb GDDR5 RAM) and I could not find any way to make it working on my P7P55D-E MB and my 10.9.2 Vanilla installation. Tried both with default kexts and with others found in many discussions, and I experience exactly the same screen corruption flagged in post #5 above. The only way to boot is using the 'safe' switch -x and, in conjunction GraphicsEnabler=No. Of course, I made sure that the original kexts include the device id for this card (0x68d8 - manufactured 1002), and that the other kexts that I tried (found in many discussions about HD5450) did include such Ids as well and had a compatible build version, but till now no way to get it working. I also tried injecting the card through DSDT, but even those attempts were not successful (by the way, I am not sure I properly patched my system DSDT with the adequate code, as I found two heavily different set of instructions that were recommended for the patch - although none of them worked). Last, my original DSDT extracted from my system before the patch, DOES NOT include any GFX0 device in my PCI0 slot (which is the one where the card is seated). I tend to believe that the source of my problems is there, but I really don't know what to do since I have no special settings for the slot or the graphics features to play with in my bios (and, by the way, the card works great both in windows and Linux, so I assume that the bios setting are indeed ok) Is there anyone (among those who has successfully managed to get the card working not oob but only after the needed tweaking), willing to share the whole set of graphics kexts and chameleon options and/or the text code to patch the system DSDT (including instructions on where to add the patch within the original DSDT)? Thanks very much.
  3. [Guide] [Mavericks & Yosemite] AMD Radeon HD5450

    Dear Dr. Hurt, hoping not to trouble you too much with my question, could you please help me to better understand which "compatible fake-id" I should use (within the code that you provided as a sample in your guide) to inject a compatible fake-Id for my XFX Radeon HD5670 card for its inclusion in the DSDT of my Asus 7P55D-E ? More precisely: based on the fact that the ID of the card detected in my system is 68d81002, should I modify your sample code replacing any occurrence of "0xE0" with "0xD8" or should I use a completely different (btw: which one?) ID that is known to be 'compatible' with my HD5670? I apologize if the question might sound stupid or obvious, but I have spent the last four late evenings trying (unsuccessfully) to have my XFX Radeon HD5670 working in my 10.9.2 Vanilla installation playing in whatever way with Kexts, plist editor and Chameleon boot flags, and I would really like to try a different method to finally manage to activate my card using the DSDT injection approach that you recommended In your guide (currently my problem is not only QE/CI missing, but the whole card not detected, with my system simply showing a generic 5MB monitor...). However, although I initially seemed to understand that I should indeed replace 0xE0 with 0xD0 in your example, I was a quite confused reading your remarks in post#5 about the mistake of adding "own Id" instead of the fake one (and by "own ID" I assume you indeed referred to the correct ID of the peripheral as reported by the system info). Thanks very much for your help.
  4. OK! Sorry for the silent time since my previous post but, to be very honest, yesterday evening I was so excited by the successful results in having the installer working that I focused completely on the finalization of the installation. The 10.9.2 is successfully installed on the hard drive and I can boot from it. A few troubles needed to be sorted out like the lack of the proper kext in S/L/E for my Realtek 8112L onboard Eth controller. Now my system is 'substantially' working but, on top of lacking (as expected) any sound output device (I did not focus yet on this issue till now) I have my graphic card non detected and my boot stops before the splash screen if I have GraphicsEnabler parameter set to Yes. Booting with no graphic enablement let me enter my system, buy the MAC summary reports just a generic Monitor with 5MB of memory with no reference at all to the HD 5670 unit. I Googled till very late last night and found plenty of discussions in many different forums, all (or most) of them stating (or leading to the conclusion) that yes, the HD 5670 should work OOB with QE/CI fully enabled. However, although I tried to install all the possible flavors of kexts suggested within such discussions (by the way: most of them related to HD5450) and although I have made 100% sure that the ID of my card (manufacturer: AMD = 1002; Device Id: 68d8 (Redwood [Radeon HD5670] ) was indeed included in the concerned kexts, there was no way to have the card detected and graphics acceleration activated. At this point in time, having tried (clearly not successfully enough) to build some better knowledge during my long searches yesterday night, I have two different goals in front of me, both of them with almost the same importance: 1) find a quick and dirty way to make my XFX (AMD) Radeon HD 5670 working in my 10.9.2 installation as soon as possible, since THIS friday I need to move my PC to a location where I have no internet connection else than a 14.4 3G modem with a limited monthly data traffic and I would then be quite impaired in downloading stuffs and browsing forums on the internet. 2) improve my knowledge anyway and understand the mechanism making kexts loaded (or not) by the system, especially about those that are governing the graphics and the audio, so that I can eventually build/fix them now and especially in case of any future need. About my first goal, I would be extremely grateful to anyone who might wish to share with me some proven-working kexts (and the relevant instructions about the configuration to set in the Chameleon Wizard) that may activate a XFX Radeon HD 5670 on a 10.9.2 installation About my second goal, I would appreciate as well any hint for finding adequate literature explaining the mechanisms governing the 'injection' of kexts in OS X. I am not scared by possible deep technical documentation since I am familiar with both HW and SW design (including assembler and machine code) but I am really quite new to the OSX world. Thanks to anyone wishing to share hit experience. Marco
  5. Sure I will! I was feeling like such an idiot when I found that the well-known indispensable kext was not there and that I have wasted my rest time yesterday night with multiple attempts to start a system that could never start in that way. Installation is just over. Reboot to USB stick just done; going to copy the two kexts from USB stick to Hard Disk's S/L/E.... Update in few minutes to confirm if the disk installation may finally boot by itself...
  6. Hi, thanks very much for looking at my issue and for replying my help request. Unfortunately, I just tried your recommendation but the system still stops at the same point and the splash screen of the installer does not popup. Any other idea? Thanks Marco EDIT: Since I wanted to double check that I indeed moved the amd5000controller.kext out of S/L/E and not just 'copy' it to a backup folder, I double-checked the S/L/E content. To my surprise, I found both the FakeSMC and the NullCPUPowerManagement kexts missing meaning that possibly I forgot to move them there during my n-th trial of rebuilding the USB stick last night. This proves the principle that when you're very tired would be better going to bed instead of insisting at 2:00 AM to fix some issues... Now (of course, after removing the graphic kext) I could successfully reach the installer splash screen and launch the installation. At the time I'm writing this post, the installer is running on my other (hopefully) new Hackintosh (wish me Good Luck!...) Thanks very much for your help.
  7. Hi everybody, I would also like to join the multitude of members of this community who are sincerely grateful to rockinron_1 for his crystal clear guide. However, I seem to be unfortunately unable to progress with my 10.9.2 installation after creating the USB installer stick. More precisely, although I apparently followed the guide step-by-step (indeed, applying the Mavericks' specific instructions in red whenever this was needed), and although I now repeated a few times all the steps to create the installer stick (formatting it with a GUID partition scheme and trying also with the MBR one), I am not able to get to the initial/main OSX installer splash screen. In facts, after the usual initial lines displayed on the screen when booting the installer stick in verbose mode, everything gets always stuck after the line <<*** [iOBluetoothHCIController][searchForTransportEventTimeOutHandler] -- Missing Bluetooth Controller Transport!>> I am sure that the system is not completely frozen, both because I see the screen scrolling adding blank lines if I hit the enter key, and because if I remove the USB stick the display shows a message telling that the computer is waiting for the installer stick... My current bare system, after removing any extra board and disk, is: MB: Asus P7P55D-E CPU: I5-670 RAM: 4*2GB 1333 GPU: XFX Radeon HD 5670 HD: 200GB Maxtor I tried using, in whatever combination, all the usual boot flags (-f npci=0x2000/0x3000, PCIRootUID=0/1, cpus=1, maxmem=4096, Graphicsenabler=No/Yes...) Even when using the -x flag the installer boot stops still at the same exact point. Among the many attempted troubleshooting actions I did also: Download again a couple of times the 10.9.2 package from the apple site just to exclude from the possible root causes any incomplete download issue Extract the mach_kernel file from the packages/BaseSystemBinaries.pkg in the downloaded 10.9.2 instead of using the one included in the Essential zip for Mavericks attached to this guide (to make sure that its version is 100% compatible with the 10.9 version I am trying to install). Preventively remove any other card in my system else than my display adapter (see bare system details above) Repeatedly restore system default in my bios and ensured that AHCI was enabled. Obviously, make deem sure that I copied in the /S/L/E stick directories the FakeSMC and NullCPUPowerManagement Kexts make deem sure I saved a suitable SMBios settings selecting, in this sense, the iMAC 12.3 configuration that indeed seems to best match my hardware Still, I am not able to go any further than the above mentioned <<*** [iOBluetoothHCIController][searchForTransportEventTimeOutHandler] -- Missing Bluetooth Controller Transport!>> line where the log stops on screen.... For the sake of clarity, I must highlight that previous attempts to install 10.9.2 using "### other" methods available on the web let me successfully start the Apple OS X installer (10.9.2) and to execute it up to its completion (including the usual post-installation steps like bootloader installer on the OS disk) and successfully boot (still with issues like sound and QE/CI missing and a need to use several flags) from the OS X installed drive, so I am quite sure that my bare system is potentially OK to install 10.9.2. This said, I would indeed like to be able to successfully go through the steps described in this guide since it looks much much more promising to reach a fully working installation with the system I have. To this extent, any help and suggestion about something else to try would be much appreciated. By the way, all the above said I just have a lost-minute doubt that I would be happy to clear (to make sure that I did not really overlook any crucial step while preparing the usb stick): step 2.1.3 of the tutorial states <<Go back to disk utility and click on “(Mac )OS X Base System”, click the “Restore” tab then drag and drop “(Mac )OS X Base System” to “source” and your USB to “destination” and click restore then erase. This will take a while>> What's the meaning of the 'erase' directive? I don't find any "erase" button not any option that could be selected in the disk utility restore section. I initially thought that the "restore than erase" could be the label of the restore button in disk utility, but this is not the case... Thanks very much for your patience going through my long and verbose post (sorry about this...). Marco