~pcwiz got a reaction from tummeng in OSX86Tools Final Release is Here
What more can I say? The much awaited Final Release of OSx86 Tools is here for the public. This version features everything that's been worked on so hard for the last few months by me, other developers and testers. What it has in a nutshell:
- We've reached final release, shall we talk more?
- Pretty much all bugs (hopefully) have been fixed
- New GUI for FDISK/EFI by ColdStart
- New refreshed GUI version of Boot Editor
- Tools to generate and manipulate EFI strings
- Major Download and Install Drivers feature for 1 click driver installation
New users can download the final release from our Google Code downloads page here. And existing users of OSX86Tools builds 140 through 149 can use the automatic updater to download and install the latest update. Please give me time to update the OSx86 Tools website with the news If you experience any bugs or problems with OSx86 Tools please post here and I'll see what I can do. Most likely if many bugs are reported I'll have to make an emergency 1.1 release. Hope you all enjoy~
EDIT: Lol my comment to check the Credits was removed as "blog spam". Note to mod: I wasn't trying to spam, I was trying to give proper credit to the people that deserve it because I'm not the only one to thank
~pcwiz got a reaction from garbage911 in Noobs: Back up your kexts before upgrades !
How about I do the guide
Here is the guide for you n00bs that wish to backup your kexts:
Open Terminal and type in these commands:
sudo -s [enter password] cp -r /System/Library/Extensions /System/Library/Extensions.backup cp -r /mach_kernel /mach_kernel.backup
And thats about it Here is how you restore the backup from Terminal:
sudo -s [enter password] cp -r /System/Library/Extensions.backup /System/Library/Extensions cp -r /mach_kernel.backup /mach_kernel
If you are restoring from single user mode (-s at F8 prompt), its the same commands except type in this command before you do the above commands:
mount -uw /
Kindly correct me if I am wrong
~pcwiz got a reaction from Stanwell Park in [How OS X/OSx86 Works] Flowcharts
dahmooser (with me) has released an excellent set of flowcharts that easily explain how Mac OS X, and also Mac OSx86 work. These flowcharts explain everything, from how it boots, what parts the kernel and the kexts come into, what is layered on top of the Darwin core to make OS X what it is, and everything. For a beginner looking into learning the basics of OSx86 and OS X on the technical side, these charts will help a ton.
A ZIP containing the flowcharts in PDF and the original MS Visio project file (if you want to make changes) can be downloaded here.