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  1. I've got both Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard installed on my hard drive, but I can't boot from the hard drive no matter what I try! To install Mountain Lion, I used the MyHack 3.3 Guide, which used to be located at myhack.sojugarden.com but is now available only from the WayBack machine at the following url: Archived MyHack 3.3 Guide. This worked perfectly, including being able to boot from the hard drive (although it only supported a MyHack, text-only boot screen). But since the MyHack OSX Installer creation tool doesn't work for a Snow Leopard install, I used the "regae" boot CD and installer guide, located on this very site at: [GUIDE] Lion Retail & Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on ASUS P8P67 Deluxe B3. Although that assumed a different and older motherboard than mine (an ASUS P5WDG2 WS Pro), the Snow Leopard install worked fine, except that it would not boot from the hard drive. (By the way, I did not upgrade from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 as the guide calls for because after trying to upgrade to 10.6.8 the system would not boot at all). I was advised to install Chameleon on both the Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion partitions, so that I could once again boot from the hard drive, but no matter which version I install, I simply cannot boot from the hard drive. Instead, I always see the messages: Now, please don't ask or tell me to forget about using Snow Leopard, because I absolutely need it because it is the last version that includes Rosetta (the PPC emulator), which I definitely need. In the past, I've also tried to install Clover, but afterwards I could never get Clover to boot from the hard drive either. By the way, my Hackintosh system requires a legacy BIOS and does not support UEFI. Please help me solve this problem
  2. Hello, again, sir! Well, I searched and found a version of Chameleon (downloaded from HackintoshOSX.com at Chameleon 2.2 svn r2327) that specifically claimed to support both Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. After installing it in ML, nothing would boot anymore off the hard drive, exactly as happened the last time I tried installing Chameleon. I booted from the regae Boot CD and ran it on SL as well, but that doesn't boot from the hard drive either. When I try, I get the following messages: In your previous message, you said that SL is old, but that's irrelevant since I definitely need Snow Leopard, since that's the last version that included Rosetta. That's one of the two primary reasons I wanted a Hackintosh in the first place (the second is to try to develop an OSX version of a small app I've already developed for Windows). So, what can you tell me about Hackintosh bootloaders? Where is it (or they?) written on a GPT-formatted hard drive? I'm meticulous about making clone backups (using Carbon Copy Cloner) every time I make any non-trivial changes, but this is the very first time that even after a full CCC restore of my main ML partition, it still won't boot from the hard drive. How can I restore the previous boot loader or install a new one that actually boots? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update: I tried installing three other versions of Chameleon, but they all produced the exact same "boot0:GPT/boot0:error" messages as before. I also tried replacing the file named 'boot' in the root of the ML boot disk with an old backup, but that didn't make any difference (apparently there are other files or hidden data involved). I've been searching for detailed info on exactly what files are related to a bootloader and where they are stored, but so far I've found nothing that actually provides those details! There's supposed to be some good documentation at Topic: Documentation for Chameleon 2.0 RC, but apparently only members can read it. I tried registering, but I still haven't received any registration email (a too-common problem I've had with some hackintosh sites!) I have no idea what to try next!
  3. Dear Regi Yassin, are you still around? I have a question on this guide for you. Please respond.
  4. Dear Mentor PimentelX86, I've successfully installed Snow Leopard (though I'll still need to ask for additional help)! For whatever reason, the most recent USB wouldn't boot. It was so cool that it offered to boot using either Clover or Chameleon. But when I tried Clover it ended up in a loop complaining that it was still waiting for the root disk (or was it boot disk?), and when I tried Chameleon it reported some "bug" messages and just stalled. Since there's no way I'm ever going to pester you for everything, I searched around for alternatives. Eventually I found -- on this very site -- a boot CD that worked perfectly and allowed me to install SL without a hitch. It's called the Regae boot CD, and the guide for using it is here: [GUIDE] Lion Retail & Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on ASUS P8P67 Deluxe B3. My Hackintosh is based on an ASUS mobo (not the same one), so it looked viable -- and it worked! But with somewhat mixed success. The good news is that my main Mountain Lion partition still boots exactly the same as before, so obviously the boot loader on that partition wasn't interfered with. The less good news is that that Chameleon/MyHack boot loader on the ML partition won't boot Snow Leopard, and so the only way to boot into SL is to use the Regae boot CD. However, earlier you offered the sage advice to: I'm going to do that now, but note that the last time I tried installing Chameleon on top of my MyHack ML partition, I could no longer boot from the hard disk. I probably did something wrong during the Chameleon re-install, so I'll be more careful this time. The last problem I'll mention here is that, although when I boot into ML the display is crystal clear, when I boot from SL the screen is almost illegible because of all the "snow" covering the screen. Do you have any advice as to how to apply whatever it is from ML that produces a clean screen and carry it over to SL? Is it some kext, or SMBIOS, or what? Thanks again, my wise friend!
  5. Got it! My gratitude and respect for you can't be exceeded, Maestro!
  6. Hey, big thanks, PimentelX86, for following through with me!! Is this a great board, or what? I'm so glad you asked, because I've got a very puzzling problem with MyHack this time. When I ran MyHack 3.3 to create the bootable USB install disk for ML, it worked perfectly. After it completed the ML USB prep, when I looked at the contents of the USB drive, there were plenty of files visible, and the installation went smoothly. But when I ran MyHack to create a bootable USB install disk for Snow Leopard, it only appears to run OK. There are no error messages produced during the MyHack run, and it took more than an hour to transfer something to the USB drive, but after it finished and I looked at the USB drive, there were zero visible files! Not only that, I couldn't boot from it, either. The most baffling aspect of all is the weird fact that while creating the SL install, MyHack never prompted me for the location of the Snow Leopard install image. At the point I expected this prompt, instead it always reports: Looking for OS X 10.6 Installation Volume... OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard Install DVD found. What's so weird about that? Well, it says that even when there's no such thing anywhere on any of my partitions or DVD drives (even after I explicitly deleted it)! And there's not even the tiniest detectable pause before the second line (DVD found) appears. Since it's acting kinda delusional about that part, it's no real surprise that the USB drive ends up with no files on it... I'm going to investigate the archived MyHack site yet again to see what I might have done wrong or how to fix the problem, but do you mind if I ask another noob question? Since MyHack doesn't seem to work right for installing Snow Leopard (at least so far), can you recommend a different method for me? One that installs on a GPT partition with a non-UEFI BIOS (and does NOT use any TonyMacx86 or other justifiably banned stuff)? Thanks again!
  7. My endless thanks to you, Master PimentelX86, for your very helpful reply! I knew how to create a new partition, but your advice as to what to do about the bootloaders is priceless. Please enjoy a virtual pint or three on me!
  8. Noob here , Recently, I finally managed to install Mountain Lion (10.8) on my Hackintosh using a MyHack 3.3 installation guide and tools. The MyHack site, which used to be located at myhack.sojugarden.com, is dead, so I had to get everything I needed from the WayBack Machine (one 2012 copy of the archived site can be found here: http://web.archive.org/web/20120624005309/http://myhack.sojugarden.com). What I didn't know until later was that Mountain Lion no longer provides Rosetta, the PPC app emulator, which I wish to use on occasion. So now I also need to install Snow Leopard (10.6), which includes Rosetta. I want to install SL on a different partition on my main GPT hard drive. But how do I do that? All of the Snow Leopard Hackintosh install guides assume you're installing it from scratch on an empty disk and includes things such as installing a boot loader. But if I understand correctly (and I certainly may not!), that could easily screw up my main Mountain Lion installation. When I boot up Mountain Lion, the top of the boot screen reads: "Darwin/x86 Boot v5.0.132 | Chameleon svn2266 | MyHack 3.3". I tried installing the latest version of Chameleon, but afterwards it would no longer boot from the hard drive (something to do with MyHack??), so I used Carbon Copy Cloner to restore a cloned backup and now it's booting again. What would I have to do differently if I want to install Snow Leopard on it's own partition without causing Mountain Lion boot problems? Thanks for your help, folks!
  9. *I DID IT!!* Nevermind, gentlemen, I pretty much entirely succeeded! Not only was I able to install Mountain Lion with ease, the following are working great: -The system profiler reports I'm running on a Mac Pro (3,1) as I wanted, with full mobo ,CPU, and RAM support! - My XFX nVidia GT 240X is not only working perfectly, all the "snow" I had before is completely gone! And I can change resolutions, too!! - This thing is pretty fast, too! I spent several days googling for Mountain Lion install guides and tips, in the process of which I read around 100 web pages with generally conflicting recommendations and advice. It was driving me crazy ! I found just a few odd references to something call MyHack that looked very promising, but the main web site for it,"myhack.sojugarden.com", is dead. I don't know what happened to the man running that site, but perhaps he gave up out of frustration because so few people donated anything at all. I sure as hell would, and I will if there's any way to do so! So I turned to the WayBack Machine, I found all that site and the installation guide I ended up using. I was able to download MyHack from macdownload.informer.com myhack 3.3 I ran MyHack on the Snow Leopard I had previously installed. It requires "Mac OS X Install ESD.dmg", in this case for Mountain Lion, and it creates a bootable USB flash drive for the Mountain Lion install. One thing that was never made explicit to me elsewhere, no matter how much I read, is that no matter what installation guide or technique you use to install ML or later, you MUST use a USB drive. I tried a few bootable CDs, but while they worked for Snow Leopard, they didn't work for ML. Anyway, it took much longer than I would have expected to create the bootable flash drive, and it took so long to boot that I almost gave up and rebooted... The only tiny complaint I had was that the screen resolution during the boot and install was set so ridiculously high that I could barely read anything through the snow! MyHack asked several questions during the install that suggested disabling certain things, but since I couldn't fully make out what those questions were, I just went with the defaults. Apparently, those were the correct answers, since it's working great! There's no sound, and under the Audio tab in the System Profiler, the entry is completely blank. I might see what I can do, but I honestly don't care if I have audio or not. Well, enough blabbing... My exceptionally strong and sincere thanks go out to jamiethemorris for his repeated help and his willingness to stick with me, to alexanderq for his response, and finally to MyHack's developer for such an exceptionally valuable tool!
  10. Okay, perhaps I've asked for too much. I want to start over from scratch, and I don't want to use ANYTHING from tony. I now have a Mountain Lion disk image and have burned it to a DVD. I've seen a large number of Mountain Lion-related guides on several sites, but the only simple guides use tonyx86's stuff, which as I said I will not use. But everything else I've found has assumed the user has far greater hackintosh knowledge than I currently possess! Would someone please offer suggestions for a noob like myself to install Mountain Lion (on the hardware listed in my sig), create/modify a DSDT, and SMBIOS, and all the other necessary stuff, and that will use the Clover bootloader? Thanks!
  11. Well, since Clover apparently didn't create an SMBIOS.plist file, I found and downloaded something called Lizard Snow and Lion AIO Management 1.0. It's designed to work with an already-existing SMBIOS.plist file that was generated by Chameleon (which I don't want to use because I want to stay with Clover), but when I ran it, I discovered that it will create one itself! Here are the options I selected from within Lizard: Smbios Options: Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro3,1 Manufacturer: <blank> CPU Type: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU Speed: <blank> FSB Speed: <blank> Boot ROM Version: MP31.88Z.006C.B02.080121250 SMBIOS Version <blank> Serial Number: Auto-generated BIOS Date: <blank> I had no idea what to enter for those blank lines, nor did I know what Boot ROM version to select, so I kept it at the default value. This did create a SMBIOS file, which I've uploaded and attached. By the way, I still can't boot from the hard drive! For whatever reason (maybe because I still have to use the Nawcom Mod CD to boot?), About This Mac says my Model Identifier is: "OSX86Hack1,1" (I've attached a text version of my System Profile data). What should I do now? smbios.plist.zip My System Profile 25-July-14.txt
  12. OK, so I found and downloaded Vietnam Tool v 1.7.4. The web page states that Snow Leopard 10.6.3 is not supported, but it ran fine anyway. These are the install options I selected: > Chameleon - NOTHING selected -> Clover: Install Clover UEFI Config->CPU: Core 2 Duo Desktop -> SSDT: "Generate" -> Graphics: nVidia -> Kexts->System: FakeSMC v5 -> Fixes: NONE -> Tools: Clover Configurator 4.7 DPCIManager Kext Utility Kext Wizard MacIASL XtraFinder During the installation, I got several error dialogs complaining about AC97 Audio-related kexts, but I figure they're not important, at least at this stage. After installation, when I tried to reboot from the hard drive I got the same old "boot0ss:error" message. So it looks like I'm no farther ahead. I'd like to request more help, please.
  13. jamiethemorris, I can't thank you enough! I really appreciate you sticking with me on this! Thanks for the very helpful info that I don't need to use an MBR-partitioned disk after all. One of the other reasons I thought I had to use MBR was when I saw the Clover install options: "Install boot0ss/boot0af in MBR". Anyway, I tried changing from "CloverEFI 64-bits SATA" to "CloverEFI 64-bits BIOSBLockIO", but after I rebooted I still got the message "boot0ss:error". I'm guessing that this was a left-over effect of previous Clover installs. What about the idea of me starting over from scratch, and re-install Snow Leopard with a (non-MBR) Boot CD I found earlier, Clover ISO Boot CD (X64 and IA32) v2k r2671? Or can you suggest a better boot CD, if the whole "starting over from scratch" idea has merit? When it came to the Clover Wiki Page about SMBIOS you pointed me to, I'm afraid I couldn't find a file named anyhing like "SMBIOS" anywhere on my disk, so obviously I can't change it. Was Clover supposed to create this file? Moving on, you ask: "How are you creating your config.plist?" Since I'm too ignorant to create one from scratch, I'm using whatever the Clover installer created, with just a very few changes. I only changed Boot->Log to True, and changed Graphics->Inject->NVidia to True (and Graphics->Inject->Intel to False). You then ask: "Why doesn't the app store work, what does it say?" This is probably another area where my ignorance is fouling me up. The way I understand it, before you can download a later version of OSX you have to download & install something called the "Apple Store App". I'm told that that app comes pre-installed with later versions of OSX, but is NOT available for Snow Leopard (10.6.3). I googled all over the place, but I couldn't find one for Snow Leopard. I want to stay legal, so I just sent a support request to Apple asking me how to download the Mountain Lion dvd image file or obtain it some other way. Thanks for the entirely-new-to-me concept of modifying an apps' package contents! Wow! As a Windows (and old MacOS 8) user, I never would have known that was even possible! It most likely comes from OSX's heritage as NextStep/Mach, but I was never familiar with UNIX or it's derivatives. Unfortunately, although changing the minimum system version worked fine, after that it came up with a new complaint: "You can't open the application Clover Configurator 2 because it is not supported on this type of Mac." So much for that otherwise good idea... I'm going to look up "Pokenguyen's Hackintosh Vietnam tool", and see what I can do with that. Thanks again, wise sir!
  14. Dear most respected gentlemen (to beseech and refer to you as "gods", however appropriate, seems a little much ) The first several pages of the Clover Wiki that you both directed me to were marvelously clear and understandable, at least after some additional external reading to educate myself a bit more. But then I found myself confused... Since my Hackintosh's desktop mobo doesn't support UEFI, and therefore doesn't support GPT disks either, I figured I needed to use an MBR partitioned drive to install OSX. The only boot CD I could find that supported MBR installations and was also compatible with Snow Leopard (10.6.3) was an old Nawcom Mod CD, which worked fine. Then I downloaded Clover_v2k_r2774. After reading the first few pages of the Clover Wiki, I followed the instructions at Clover Wiki: Installation for "option A". I tried a Standard install first, but afterwards it wouldn't boot. So then I chose a Custom install. The options I selected were: -> Bootloader: Install boot0ss in MBR (I later tried boot0af, but that failed too) -> Clover EFI: CloverEFI 64-bits SATA -> Drivers64: Ps2MouseDxe-64 + UsbMouseDxe-64 -> Install RC scripts on target volume -> Install Clover Preference Pane But I couldn't boot from the hard drive. I always got a message reading either: "error: boot0ss" or "error: boot0af". So then I read and re-read and re-read the Configuration page, but unlike earlier pages, that page really doesn't provide any actual guidance for a newb like myself. So now I'm completely lost, with no idea what to do next! Would you gentlemen be so kind as to either guide me yourselves or direct me to some truly newbie-level instructions/guides? I've googled like crazy, but everything I've been about to find has been way over my tiny little head ! Not only do I want to change from a MacBookPro 5,1 profile to a MacPro 3,1 profile, but I need to install a multi-resolution nVidia driver for my GT 240 -and- locate and install a driver for my old Adaptec PCI SCSI card so I can read some old removable SCSI ORB and ZIP disks that were created by MacOS 8 (yes, ancient history indeed!) So, alexanderq, I'd be happy to upload/post some log files for you, if you would let me know the paths to the boot log or other logs you'd like to see. (By the way, I downloaded and tried to run DarwinDumper, but I couldn't figure out how to actually produce a dump or report file -- the Reports folder was empty afterwards). Now, in response to jamiethemorris's last post, when I downloaded and tried to run Clover Configurator 4.10.0, it came up with a message that says it requires OSX 10.8 or later. I thought about trying to install a later version of OSX, but although I already paid for a later version, I can't download it because Snow Leopard can't use the Apple Store app to download it! I don't suppose there's any other way to download it? Anyway, now I'm stuck, and in desperate need of wiser and more knowledgeable minds... Please take pity on my lowly newbie self...
  15. Dear jamiethemorris, When I followed your link to Clover Configurator 4.10.0, on the right hand side of the page it read: "Compatible with 10.6.x Snow Leopard: No". However, I am trying to install Snow Leopard 10.6.3! What should I do?