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  1. Joseph51423

    Gateway FX7026

    Hello, this is a simple tutorial on how to install OS X Mountain Lion and/or OS X Mavericks on a Gateway FX 7026 using a USB/flashdrive. 1. Using a friends Mac, or using OS X in VMware, download myhack from the internet. Download the Mountain Lion.dmg or Mavericks.dmg file from the Mac App Store or anywhere you can get it that is safe trustworthy source. Using myhack is probably the easiest way and is pretty self explanatory. 2. Once you get Mountain Lion/Mavericks installed on your USB using myhack. You'll want to reboot and then go to your bios. In the bios you'll want to change a few options. Change your hard drives to AHCI, set the usb as first boot, and turn HPET 64-bit mode on. If your computer bios does not have an option to turn HPET 64-bit mode on but it has an option to turn on HPET, turn that on because its basically the same thing. 3. Save the changes you made in the bios and reboot with USB plugged in. You should see the Chameleon boot loader. From there you'll want to choose OS X. (If the computer does not boot to the USB first, you might need to manually boot to the USB by pressing either F2, F10, F12, DEL, etc. Options vary from computer to computer.) Booting to OS X may take a long time. It can take up to 15-20 minutes so be patient. Once your in the OS X installation process, just follow the install screen. When it gives you an option to choose the hard drive where you'll install OS X, you will see that there is no option to choose any of the hard drives. This is because your HD's (hard drives) are not formatted correctly for OS X. You'll want to click on the Utilities menu at the top of the screen and choose Disk Utility. In Disk Utility, you'll need to either partition or format the HD. Either way, you'll need to make sure the hard drive is formatted under Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Once your done with this, quit Disk Utility and then finish up the installation. When its done you will need to restart. But this time, instead of booting to the OS X installation, you'll need to boot to the new HD/partition OS X was just installed on. Once your booted into OS X, you'll need to finish up the install process such as choosing main language, setting up iCloud accounts, getting wifi working, etc. 4. When your all done with the install process, you'll see the home screen of OS X. But were not done yet, some users might face a problem where they cannot boot to OS X without using the USB installer they made. So try and see if yours works or not. Just reboot without the USB and see if OS X appears when you boot the computer without the USB. If it does not, then just plug the USB back in, boot to OS X using that, and then go on to step 5. 5. To get the boot loader installed so you can boot to OS X without the USB. You'll need to install a boot loader such as Chameleon or Clover. I recommend Chameleon for first time users because it is a easier to get working. What you'll need to do is go online and download the newest version of Chameleon and install it. Installing the Chameleon boot loader is not complicated. Once you download the Chameleon boot loader, it will download as a dmg file. Just double click the dmg file and follow the install steps. Self explanatory. Pretty simple, huh?
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    Gateway FX7026

    Been a long time since I've been on here (a few months, roughly), and a long time since this post. Remember you pretty well, especially you and your hyped up Core 2 Quad Q6600 with the OC'd 3.3GHz using aluminum foil (I think). Hope you're still on here and regularly active. I know you're a bit younger than I was at the time, hope you kept with nerd field and would love to see your progression.
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    Can't boot into Mountain Lion

    Clover is a little bit harder to get working on some systems especially if its your first hackintosh. What Im gonna recommend is you making a Mountain Lion bootable usb using myhack which will put Chameleon on it. Once you get the system bootable without the flash drive and you get familiar with the system then you can try installing Clover as your boot loader.
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    iAtkos ML2 black screen with nVidia drivers

    This can be frustrating but because your using iAtkos which is a distro; its hard to know what exactly the problem is because most moderators/supervisors/etc, will tell you not to use any type of OS X distro. I can only point you in the direction t go download OS X from the Mac App Store.
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    mobo question

    It looks like it'll work. Although I remembering helping someone in the chatroom who was having distorted sound with his Sound Blaster audio. You never know until you try.
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    Site and forum layout broken

    Ed. Im mainly in the chatroom and Ive been having a bunch of issues. Profile pics won't show, messages in the chatroom will display multiple times, the whole site loads really slow for me and sometimes not all. (Although refreshing the page a few times sometimes fixes it) And the option to kick, ban, start private chat box is located at the bottom right of the screen sometimes even though I didnt click someones name. (Im talking about the box that appears when you click on someones name)
  7. What your really going to want to do is 1, just see if your hardware is compatible. Try to make sure it's compatible out of the box, even if you have to pay a little bit more. It just makes the experience more easier. 2, start reading about Kexts, modules, etc, because these might be needed to get curtain problems with OS X resolved. Hackintoshing is not really the hardest thing to do, it's just sometimes very time consuming and frustrating. Two other mental things you'll need is patience, and the ability to just take a breather and think about something if it's not going as you planned. Like I said, hackintoshing can be very time consuming so you need patience. And keeping a clear mind and taking a breather can be very helpful if you are stuck on something.
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    InsanelyMac Wallpaper

    Looken good!
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    HP EliteBook 8540p 10.9 Mavericks Guide

    Your welcome for entertaining
  10. Hello, my name is Joe. Im having a lot of trouble with iAtkos ML2. My first problem was installing to my computer for the first time. I took me a litte over 30 trys using bootflags to finally get to the installation screen. I entered a bunch of bootflags that I can't remember. I entered -v to see what line of text it stopped at and it stopped at "BootCacheControl: can't open var/db/BootCache.playlist: 2 No such file or directory" On my last attempt I entered a boot flag which I can't remember what it was but it finally got me to the installation setup. I set up everything how I want and installed and restarted when finished. When it booted back into iAtkos everything was running pretty good. I decided to install Kexts. I used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], but I can't remember which Kexts I used but I dont think they were not correct. When I rebooted, it went to the Apple logo then 3 seconds after a grey screen dropped from the top to the bottom then displayed a messaging saying that I need to restart my computer. The message was displayed in about 5 other languages too. No matter how many times I restarted it did the same thing. So I reformatted my hard drive that iAtkos was on so I could install it fresh again. The problem now is that it won't boot to the installation screen. It stops on line "BootCacheControl: Can't open var/db/BootCache.playlist: 2 No such file or directory", Any help would be greatly appreciated. Computer specs Gateway FX7026 Intel Core 2 quad 2.50GHz Intel DG33SXGT motherboard 8GB DDR2 RAM two 300GB SDD hard drives NVIDIA GeForce 210 (Codename GT216) Graphics card Thank you
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    iAtkos ML2 install on Gateway FX7026

    @dcai777: Thank you for replying. Are you sure that might be the problem? Will it proceed Rven if it "pauses/stops" on the "Unable to find..." line? My next problem is when it up opens up the bootloader it gives me two options, boot into iAtkos ML2 or Windows. When I choose iAtkos ML2 it goes to the Apple logo and then restarts. Also, do you think I should unplug my NVIDIA GeForce 210 graphics card and plug my monitor through VGA in the slot on my motherboard? Could the graphics card be the problem? Sorry if these questions could be self answered but Im going completely crazy on this. Like 10-16 hours a day for 2 weeks working on this crazy.
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    Introduce yourself.

    Hello, my names Joe Hello, my names Joe. I'm new to install OS X on hackintosh but I'm not new to figuring out complex problems in windows. I'm trying to switch to Mac OS X without the hefty price. (I hate windows though)