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About curbsidepolymath

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  1. Hi all I've managed to get a working OSX installation, albeit one with many issues to fix. Your help would be immensely appreciated!! My full laptop specs are in my signature. My current set up is a UEFI dual boot on my Samsung NP740U3E-A01SG laptop using Clover, with which I boot Windows 8 and Mavericks 10.9.4. I made my USB installed based on vanilla Mavericks from App Store and then installed Clover on the USB's EFI partition. I also understand that it would be difficult for you guys to help me with so many problems at once, so I have listed them down in priority. The most pressing issue now is the graphics. It would display artifacts which persist until I do a reboot, and the artifacts would appear on random. Sometimes I would be able to boot just fine with perfect graphics, resolution and colour. Other times it would be a mild distortion, so I can still do work on OSX. Yet other times, the artifacts would be so terrible that nothing intelligible can be made out on the screen. Fixes I have tried to no avail: injecting EDID into Clover's config.plist as well as the fix described here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/208410-fixing-scrambledstretched-or-wrong-resolution-laptop-display-problems/ 2. Ethernet. Best I have achieved so far is to have Ethernet connected but unable to get IP address or internet connection. IP address becomes self-assigned and does not result in internet connectivity. Fixes tried: installing Realtek RTL81xx.kext 3. Touchpad. I have installed ApplePS2ElanTouchpad.kext but it is still buggy. When I do a click-drag operation, the pointer will hang and I would have to use the USB mouse. Keyboard however works fine. If I uninstall the ApplePS2Elantouchpad kext, both laptop keyboard and touchpad will not work, requiring the use of USB mouse and keyboard. 4. Sound. Cannot adjust volume nor play soundtracks. 5. Sleep. I read that NullCPUPowerManagement breaks sleep, but is there a way around that? Less important issues to be resolved are: a. Bluetooth remains switched on without the ability to switch off. b. Wireless. Since I am running an Intel wireless card which I know it is unsupported, I have ordered from Ebay a Broadcomm DW1510 to be installed. So I will further update on this point in 3 weeks when it is delivered. Kexts which I have installed: (they are from OSXLatitude Extended Driver Package[EDP] for NP740U3E) ApplePS2ElanTouchpad FakeSMC GenericUSBXHCI Ispcidrv NullCPUPowerManagement Patched_10.7_AppleRTC RealtekRTL81xx My config.plist has been pasted below in code <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>ACPI</key> <dict> <key>DSDT</key> <dict> <key>Debug</key> <false/> <key>DropOEM_DSM</key> <false/> <key>Name</key> <string>DSDT.aml</string> <key>ReuseFFFF</key> <false/> </dict> <key>SSDT</key> <dict> <key>DropOem</key> <false/> <key>Generate</key> <dict> <key>CStates</key> <false/> <key>PStates</key> <false/> </dict> </dict> </dict> <key>Boot</key> <dict> <key>Arguments</key> <string>-v dart=0</string> <key>DefaultVolume</key> <string>MacHDD</string> <key>Legacy</key> <string>PBR</string> <key>Log</key> <true/> <key>Secure</key> <false/> <key>Timeout</key> <integer>10</integer> <key>XMPDetection</key> <false/> </dict> <key>Devices</key> <dict> <key>Audio</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <string>1</string> </dict> <key>FakeID</key> <dict> <key>ATI</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>IMEI</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>IntelGFX</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>LAN</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>NVidia</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>SATA</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>WIFI</key> <string>0x0</string> <key>XHCI</key> <string>0x0</string> </dict> <key>USB</key> <dict> <key>FixOwnership</key> <false/> <key>Inject</key> <false/> </dict> </dict> <key>DisableDrivers</key> <array> <string>Nothing</string> </array> <key>GUI</key> <dict> <key>Hide</key> <array> <string>\EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI</string> <string>Windows</string> </array> <key>Language</key> <string>en:0</string> <key>Mouse</key> <dict> <key>Enabled</key> <true/> <key>Mirror</key> <false/> <key>Speed</key> <integer>8</integer> </dict> <key>Scan</key> <dict> <key>Entries</key> <true/> <key>Legacy</key> <string>First</string> <key>Tool</key> <true/> </dict> <key>Theme</key> <string></string> </dict> <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>CustomEDID</key> <data> AP///////wANrkMTAAAAADQWAQSlHRF4ApOtqVNMliURT1MAAAABAQEBAQEB AQEBAQEBAQEBNjaAoHA4IEAuHiQAJqUQAAAYJCSAoHA4IEAuHiQAJqUQAAAY AAAA/gBDTU4KICAgICAgICAgAAAA/gBOMTMzSFNFLUVBMQogALI= </data> <key>Inject</key> <dict> <key>ATI</key> <false/> <key>Intel</key> <true/> <key>NVidia</key> <false/> </dict> <key>InjectEDID</key> <true/> </dict> <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key> <dict> <key>AppleRTC</key> <true/> <key>AsusAICPUPM</key> <true/> <key>KernelPm</key> <true/> <key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>External icons patch</string> <key>Find</key> <data> RXh0ZXJuYWw= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> SW50ZXJuYWw= </data> </dict> </array> </dict> <key>RtVariables</key> <dict> <key>LogEveryBoot</key> <string>10</string> <key>LogLineCount</key> <integer>3000</integer> <key>MountEFI</key> <string>Yes</string> </dict> <key>SMBIOS</key> <dict> <key>Trust</key> <false/> </dict> <key>SystemParameters</key> <dict> <key>InjectKexts</key> <string>Detect</string> <key>InjectSystemID</key> <true/> </dict> </dict> </plist>
  2. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    Ok since the boot issue has been resolved, I shall post my other issues on a new topic in Post-installation! Please help me out there!
  3. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    I undid the changes i made on the EFI partition and installed Clover on the OSX partition. In actual fact, the Clover installer would install itself on the EFI partition even though the OSX partition was chosen. And I realised that the effects of the installation were basically the same as what I had manually done (copying the files over to EFI and changing bootmgfw.efi). Will update on config.plist and dsdt!
  4. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    Pimentalx86 can I ask which partition do I choose to install Clover on? Thanks!
  5. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    Thanks for the suggestions Pimentelx86. I've actually managed to boot into Clover without the USB by mounting the EFI partition of Windows, copying the Clover files into the EFI partition and then changing the cloverx64.efi to bootmgfw.efi, and bootmgfw.efi to bootmgfw-orig.efi. Thanks everyone for the help so far! Next chapter unfolds, where I have to get this hackintosh as close to full functionality as possible!
  6. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    But I need the USB plugged in in order to get Clover to boot, and subsequently OSX. That's not ideal, so will I be able to boot into Clover straight without a USB if I do what you said?
  7. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    Managed to install OSX from a Clover USB, and successfully booted into OSX in safe mode. However, without the USB plugged in, Windows still boots up. Allan, do you mean for me to erase the EFI partition that currently boots Windows, unmounts it, install clover and remount it?
  8. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    Ok I have successfully installed OSX. However, the partition does not appear on the list of boot options. I think this has to do with the fact that I deleted everything from my HDD before creating 2 empty partitions (one for OSX, one for Windows). I deleted two small partitions, which I think are related to EFI / booting. I'm now recovering my system from a recovery image I created using Samsung's utilities, so I can recover the EFI partition and re-install OSX again. Any other advice? Basically I should not delete any partition which I'm unsure of and is small right?
  9. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    Thanks allan for the prompt replies! Using the dart flag gets me to the installer, but then it would be very unstable and slow and would hang at unpredictable times. I've not gotten past disk utility yet. I am currently using myHack as my boot usb, with the np740u3e package installed as extra. UPDATE: Managed to get the installer to start installing and not freezing, by using bootflags -v -f -x dart=0. It caused my touchpad to stop working, so I plugged in my USB mouse and managed to create partitions with Disk Utility and start the installation! Will update further.
  10. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    I am attempting to install Mavericks now and cannot get past the white apple screen upon booting the usb and grey wheel that stops loading. I tried verbose mode and got a kp. Any suggestions?
  11. Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

    Okay I've tried following the instructions on creating a USB installer but I ended up with more problems. I used my sister's Macbook Pro to partition the USB for Clover and for the Mac installation. Everything went well until I used Hackintosh Vietnam tool to create the config.plist. 1. Waiting for boot device error 2. Kernel panic. 3. My sister's macbook somehow cannot boot up now, and it must be because of the Vietnam tool. And my sister's laptop (not my Samsung) boots into Clover, even when the USB stick is not connected. Wtf just happened? Did the Vietnam tool overwrite the Macbook's settings when making the config.plist???
  12. Hackintosh Vietnam - Ultimate AIO Tool for Hackintosh

    A beginner here. I ran the installer on my Macbook Pro (which I was not trying to Hackintosh obviously!). It did generate a config.plist. But then my laptop got messed it up. The audio would not work, and then somehow the Clover bootloader comes on whenever I try to reboot the laptop. After selecting boot Macintosh from Macintosh HD, it hangs on the white apple screen. How is all this happening when clover is supposed to be on the USB, which is not plugged into the laptop?
  13. Hi all! First off, I am new to this forum and hackintoshing in general. I've been at it for perhaps 2 days? My goal is to dual boot Mavericks with Windows 8 on my laptop. What I have done so far is to create a bootable USB with Niresh Mavericks 10.9.0. Using Disk Management, I split the SSD hard disk on the laptop to have an additional partition (40GB, from here on referred to OSXpart) for the Mavericks installation. Booting into Niresh installer from BIOS was successful. I erased the OSXpart as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and installed Niresh Mavericks. The trouble is, after installation completes, the computer restarts and boots into Windows. The bootloader (Chameleon) does not boot. Troubleshooting: 1. I tried changing the installation settings to install Clover EFI instead of Chameleon standard, and ended up bricking my computer (one of the guides did mention that there is a well-documented bug of Niresh that ruins the Clover bootloader). The BIOS could not detect the SSD, and could not boot into ANYTHING. I remedied this by deleting all partitions and reinstalling Windows using Samsung's recovery image on my backup external hard drive. 2. I tried changing OSXpart to be the active partition, using Diskpart in cmd. But the error message is "The selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk. The ACTIVE command can only be used on fixed MBR disks" 3. I tried to use Gparted to make OSXpart active. What I did was to change the boot flag of OSXpart to 'boot', and removed the 'boot' flag from the System Reserved partition. Nothing happened. Windows 8 booted as usual. Anyone can help me with regards to this, other than suggesting a total wipe of the HDD and installing vanilla Windows 8? I would really appreciate the help!!! My setup is: Samsung NP740U3E Series 7 Ultra Processor: i5 3427U Motherboard: Samsung NP740U3E-A01SG Bios: American Megatrends P06ABW Ram: 8gb DDR3 Graphics: Intel HD4000