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  1. First of all a big thank’s to verdant for this great guide and his continuos help in getting my system up and running with a dsdt.aml file! I would like to post my experience with verdant’s guide wich I followed 98% and also post the mistakes I made so that other users succeed even easier with this great guide. First my system configuration: Motherboard: ASUS P5N32-e SLI (nForce 680i chipset) - BIOS Version 1404 - updated after successful installation to Version 1903 CPU: Q6600 @ 2,4 Ghz RAM: 4GB DDR2 Grafik: Nvidia Gforce 8800 Ultra with 768 MB of RAM HD: 500GB SATA My baseline for this guide was a MacBook Pro - NO hackintosh! I also had no patched DSDT.aml file! I followed Part B Stage 1 und Stage 2 of the guide 100%! Since I didn’t have a hackintosh I booted from the USB device and formatted the disk with the Disk Utility which is part of the install device. To make sure the OS X target HDD ownership is set correctly I started the Terminal from the install USB device and entered the given command (chown 0:0 /Volumes/„Name of the target HD“) After this I started the installation. Rebooting after the fist part of the installation procedure caused the following error: „Still waiting for root device“ So I booted again from the USB device and copied the AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext via Terminal from the USB device to S/L/E of the target HD cp -R /„Name of USB-Device“/System/Library/Extensions/AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext /volumes/„Name of target Hd“/System/Library/Extensions/AppleNForceATA.imk64bit.kext I also moved the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext and AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient.kext out of S/L/E of the target device to prevent a possible kernel panic on boot up: mv /volumes/„name of target hd“/System/Library/Extensions/IntelCPU* /volumes/„name of target hd“/ I then made sure that the NullPowerManagement.kext was present in S/L/E of the target hd device. After this I rebooted from the target hd and completed the install procedure of Mavericks. Verdant supported me with a dsdt.aml file for my system so that I could enable EnhancedIntelSpeedStepping (EISS) in BIOS. Here I made a „stupid“ mistake: I tried to edit the org.chameleon.Boot.plist with textedit (<GeneratePStates><YES> and <GenerateCStates><Yes>). This looked fine but in consequence the file didn’t function properly. After creating a new org.chameleon.Boot.plist with the proper tool the file functioned as it should. Since speed stepping was now active due to the DSDT.aml file I removed the NullCPUPowerManagement.kext from S/L/E and copied the original AppleCPUPowerManagement.kext and AppleCPUPowerManagementClient.kext back into S/L/E. I repaired permissions in S/L/E via Terminal and also repaired the kernel ownership and permissions via chown 0:0 /mach_kernel and chmod 644 /mach_kernel commands in Terminal. Last I deleted all files except excludedkextalert.plist in /System/Library/caches/com.apple.kext.caches/startup/ I rebooted and configured the BIOS settings for EISS and the system booted just as it should Results in Geekbench3 (32bit): MacBookPro @ 3,06 Ghz (mid 2009): Single CPU: 1657 Multi CPU: 2994 Hackintosh Q6600 @ 2,4 Ghz (Hardware from late 2006/early 2007) Single CPU: 1325 Multi CPU: 4469 Again thank’s verdant for the great guide and your help and support!
  2. Hi verdant, I extracted the dsdt.dsl file from my OS X system - sorry for the question, but I can't upload the file. Can you give me a hint on how I can grant you access to the file. After a couple of boot tests I am quite happy that the system boots after shutdown. The only error is a cmos checksum error at the startup. F1 and everything works on as it should. I think this is the error the patched appleRTC.kext should fix. Otherwise everything works except Wifi - but I will figure this out somehow. Can I upgrade the system with another 4GB RAM or will this cause new problems? Thank's for your help!
  3. Hello verdant, I think I found the solution... The problem was caused by the patched AppleRTC.kext or AppleRTC.Mavericks.Patched.kext. I replaced it by the original AppleRTC.kext and the system boots perfectly after shutdown. This means that I will have to fix my (create) a dsdt file. I will extract the file tomorrow and post a download link. Please don't worry and take your time. I'm just so glad that I can finally close the case and boot without the need of clearing cmos every time with the jumper on the mainboard . Thank's again for your help and support! This is really great!
  4. Hi verdant, first of all thank's for your fast reply! The IO80211Family.kext allows me now to connect to a wpa2 network, but the system freezes after connecting. I read in a other forum that this could be because of router settings. I will try different settings and post my results here as soon as I figured it out. Just one question. I looked at the patched file. You entered the vendor and device ID at a certain spot. Does this make the difference here? In my not working .kext I just inserted the vendor and device ID at the beginning of the array. The problem with shutdown still occurs. I couldn't yet downgrade the bios because the asus bios flash tool in the bios doesn't allow me too... I have to get a new USB Stick for this and do it in DOS... Could it be, that a DSDT file would solve the problem without downgrading the bios? And with a patched DSDT file I would then need to use the vanilla AppleRTC.kext or? When I upgrade the bios (any newer version) I get the error applekeystore starting. I can't even boot from the USB Device. Is there a workaround I could do to the running system before I upgrade the bios to avoid this error after upgrading? Thank's again!
  5. Hi verdant, first of all thank's for this great guide. I finally managed to install 10.9.4 (GBR-Partition) on my (old) System. The two problems I have are the following: 1: I can restart the system without any problems, if I shut down the system I have to reset the cmos (jumper or remove battery) in order to start up again. Otherwise the fans go on, but I don't get any BIOS messages or beeps, just a black screen. The Win7 System also installed on a different HD does not have this problem. In a first install I first used the patched appleRTC kext for mavericks and later created a dsdt file - there I completed the first part - changing Device RTC 004 to 002. In a second install I patched the original AppleRTC but it doesn't change anything. My MOBO is a Asus P5N32-e SLI with BIOS Version 1404. Updating the BIOS results in not being able to start from the HD or the USB device - the system halts on "fix applekeystore starting". I tried different boot flags but nothing works. 2: I have a TP-Link Wifi Card (TL WN951N) I managed to patch the IO80211Family.kext (version 21) so my Card is recognized but I can't connect to networks. I do see the network, but I just can't connect. If I swith of WPA2 then I can connect but the system freezes. I tried different combinations also using the AtheroFix.kext without success. The wifi card has the vendor ID pci168c and the device ID 0029 (AR922x). I had to remove the AppleIntelPowerManagement.kext after the first part of the install via Terminal due to a Kernel Panic (http://www.niresh.co/page/osx86.html/hackintosh/articles/fix-no-hpets-available-kernel-extension-in-backtrace-comappledriverappleintelcpupowermanagement) and had to install the AppleNForceATA.kext because of the still waiting for device error. But besides this I followed your guide up to the creation of the dsdt.aml file. I really don't know what else I can try. Thank's for your advice and help.