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  1. Lenovo G560, the perfect HackBook I have spent a lot of my early Hackintosh days (2011-2013). looking for a guide for this laptop (it was my first computer, also the only one I had to screw around with). I couldn't find one so I experimented and decided to write one myself. EDIT: My G560 Has recently stopped working, and I have got a new Laptop. This means that I will not be able to provide in-depth assistance to anyone who requires it, however I can always try. Best of Luck, - Matt Disclaimer: This guide works with 10.8.5+. Although, Find specific QE/CI kexts for your version of OS X here. Bear in mind that the ones provided here are for 10.9.5 and 10.9.5 ONLY. Do not attempt to install the QE/CI kexts from this guide on Yosemite or ML. Go to the link above and find the right kext for that iteration. Make sure that you scroll to where it starts saying QECI kexts not just CI. Specs: CPU: Intel Core i3-350M IGFX: Intel HD Graphics (Ironlake) Motherboard/Chipset: Mobile Intel HM55 Express DVD Writer/Reader: Sony Optiarc AD-7585H Display: 1366x768 15.6" WiFi: Atheros AR9285 (With BIOS Hack) HDD: 500GB WD Working Features: Kexts are linked in the next section. QE/CI: Perfect (Slight lag first time Mission Control and Launchpad are opened after boot up. After installing QE/CI kexts) Brightness: Working, although brightness slider inverts after sleep (After downloading and installing the attached DSDT.) DVD RW: Perfect (OOB) Card Reader: Perfect (OOB) WiFi: Perfect (After installing modded IO8211Family.kext) Ethernet: Perfect (After installing the kext found here) Screen Resolution: Perfect (After installing QE/CI kexts) CPU Power Management: Perfect (Generate C-States and P-States in oCBp) Trackpad: Perfect (No multi-touch though after installing modded ApplePS2Controller.kext) Sound: Perfect (After installing VoodooHDA.kext 2.8.4) Guide: Installation: 1. Prepare USB Drive using preferred method 2. Go into /System/Library/Extensions and delete AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext and AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext 3. Install OS X Mavericks normally 4. Set up your new installation. Critical Kexts: Install all kexts with Kext Wizard.app (Sorry I couldn't attach, it was over 10MB; you will have to download it yourself) 1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip 2. Navigate to Critical Kexts 3. Install all to /System/Library/Extensions 4. Reboot Graphics: 1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip (attached) 2. Navigate to QE/CI 3. Use Kext Wizard to install to /System/Library/Extensions 4. Reboot WiFi: 1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip 2. Navigate to WiFi 3. Install IO80211Family.kext into /System/Library/Extensions 4. Reboot Battery and Power Management: 1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip 2. Navigate to Battery 3. Install VoodooBattery and AppleACPIPlatform.kext to /System/Library/Extensions and /Extra/Extensions 4. Reboot Ethernet: 1. Download the kext from the web page here 2. Install to /System/Library/Extensions with Kext Wizard 3. Reboot. Trackpad (With Perfect Drag 'n' Drop) 1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip 2. Navigate to Trackpad 3. Install ApplePS2Controller.kext to /Extra/Extensions 4. Reboot Card Reader works OOB. Brightness 1. Download DSDT.aml.zip 2. Unzip the file 3. Copy DSDT.aml to /Extra 4. Reboot. Also make sure to install the SMBIOS and org.Chameleon.boot.plist attached. ​Happy Hacking! DSDT.aml.zip oCbp and SMBIOS.zip
  2. Hey guys, I've not really installed anything since Mavericks (Mavs is on my main PC, latest I've installed is El Cap) and I need a little help with Mojave. So I've got it installed fine but when I boot into the partition I installed it to I first get a grey screen with the cursor, then after a short while it switches back to the apple loading bar and then back to the grey screen, in a loop. My specs: i7-3770S Z68X-UD3H-B3 (UEFI) R9 270X 2GB (UEFI vBIOS) I don't have any issues on Mavericks but I can't get Mojave working, any ideas? Thanks, - Matt
  3. Turns out my installation was just bugged, reinstalling fixed it. Mojave looks real nice guys!
  4. Thanks for the reply, I'll give it a go. I don't know if it's necessary though considering my iGPU is disabled but I'll try it nonetheless.
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    Where do I start?

    Well there are 2 ways you can go about making a USB installer which I assume is what you're wanting to do. You can use Terminal or make one manually. For someone new to Hackintosh I reckon use Terminal. Here are the Terminal instructions: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201372Note that by using this method you need to install Clover or Chameleon onto the USB afterwards. Just make sure you don't have the High Sierra "Stub" application, you can do this by right clicking on it and selecting "Get Info" and if it's 5+GB you're good to go but if it's only 19MB you need the full installer.
  6. Web drivers support the 8800GT. Give em a go. http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/125379/en-us
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    s.l.server won't complete install

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279088-how-to-patch-any-mac-os-x-restore-dvd-gray-disc-to-work-on-any-computer/Something like this? Good luck, - Matt
  8. Usually an installer error occurs when either your boot device image or your installer app file was damaged or modified. Try creating a new USB with your original image and if that fails re-download the Mavericks install app and try again.
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    Keyboard not working at selecting yosemite zone screen.

    Step 1: Don't use a distro. They are hacked copies of Mac OS and are generally loaded with stuff that clogs the OS when you don't need it. Your hardware can easily install OS X without the use of a distro. Try it vanilla using createinstallmedia and Clover rather than Chameleon as Chameleon does not support UEFI.
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    stuck at language screen

    During the freeze, does it show any debug messages if you boot in verbose? It is most likely a kernel panic, and if it is then you will know if the screen turns black and white text appears (provided you boot with -v of course). So is there debug info or is it just a freeze?
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    Loops on boot after update

    Boot with -v and tell us where it reboots.
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    Kernel Panic - AppleACPIPlatform

    Fair enough, well done making it work.
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    Kernel Panic - AppleACPIPlatform

    Yeah Intel's Dothan architecture was released in 2004 so that makes it to date 13 years old. This particular processor has a HUGE TDP of 5.5W, SO MUCH POWWEEERRR. At least it's efficient lol. I reckon Win95-2000 might work OK, but surely you could afford a $50 prebuilt Core 2 Duo Dell to put OS X on? It would be a MUCH better experience than trying to run it on the Pentium. Plus you could do a vanilla installation with no patching and screwing around with the kernel.
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    help me with my asus gl

    We can certainly help, but you're going to have to be a bit more specific about what the issue is. The latest revision of Clover can be found here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/ You will need nVidia Web Drivers for your 1050, and Intel HD 630 can be made to work with the various patches around the place.
  15. Have you guys ever looked at the codenames Intel uses for its products? They're actually really cool, they got stuff like Ironlake, Alpine Ridge, Dragontail Peak, Clover Trail etc. I wanted some original names for the computers I own so I wrote up a little Python Script to mix and match the Intel codenames to see what cool stuff I could get out. Here is the script: prefix = input("Input Prefixes. Will be seperated by spaces: ").split() suffix = input("Input Suffixes. Will be seperated by spaces: ").split() for i in prefix: for s in suffix: if i == s: pass else: print(i, s) Pretty much for prefix you put the first part of the word you want e.g. Iron, Alpine, Ice and for suffix you put a list of suffixes you want e,g, Lake, Ridge, Trail etc. Seperating them by spaces. You can use an online Python executer to run it, I used IDLE but just do it online if you don't want to download stuff. I used these as prefixes for my list: Air Alpine Anchor Apollo Ash Auburn Aubrey Bay Bear Bloom Blue Broad Camino Cannon Canoe Canyon Cave Cherry Clear Clover Cold Copper Crystal Devils Diamond Dragontail Eagle Echo Emerald Forest Fox Frost Ibex Iron Ivy Hawk Kaby Lake Light Lynn Oak Pilot Pine Polar Ralston Red Red-Rock Rock Sandy Sea Shark Shoal Silver Skull Sky Snow South Tiger Tunnel Valley Wolf Wood and these as suffixes for my list: Bay Bridge Canyon Cave Cove Creek Dale Falls Forest Fountain Harbour Hawk Hill Hollow Isle Lake Land Mine Mont Mountain Pass Point Pond Reef Ridge River Trail View Ville Vista Water Well Wood It generated 2038 lines lol Some of my favourite ones it made were Irontrail, Cloverlake, Icewell, Alpine Bay, Dragontail Hollow and Crystal Reef. Attached is the output of the program if you're too lazy to copy and paste some stuff into a python executor. Intel_Codename_Generator_Output.txt
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    ATI RADEON HD 4600

    That kext is for 10.11. Do not expect earlier versions of kexts to work on older versions of OS X such as Sierra. In fact, it was Sierra that changed the AMD Radeon Framebuffer code to add extra 0's for some reason, so they may have changed other stuff with Radeon cards as well. If I were you I would try to find a solution specifically for Sierra and if you can't find anything try it on El Capitan using that kext.
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    Earrly reboot 10.9.5

    Yeah sorry my friend seeing as the 750 Ti is a Maxwell Card rather than the typical 7xx series Kepler architecture it is not compatible with OS X Mavericks. Maxwell support was introduced in 10.10 Yosemite, so if you want to run your computer with full GPU performance you will have to run 10.10 or above. Unless you get yourself a Kepler GPU or one of the 7000 series AMD cards (includes R9 2xx rebrand) you will not be able to run Mavericks.
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    Add a recovery partition on a triple boot drive?

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    VirtualBox on tiger

  20. I believe still waiting for root device occurs when the OS cannot detect either your install media drive or your hard drive, something along those lines. I would recommend downloading and installing the latest IDE kext for 10.4, also if you play around with the settings in IDE it might work (if I recall correctly OS X is quite finicky with how you setup your drives.) I should also add that a distro is short for "distribution" and is a copy of retail Mac OS X that has been patched or modified in such a way that most features work out of the box on PCs. I think if you were to use Tiger, JaS is the most common distro.
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    BitTorent alternative

    I use utorrent on windows, however I agree with Oschly, you can't go wrong with transmission on OS X.
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    AMD Radeon R9 290 Working - Not Display Port

    Therein lies your problem my friend. You see, Baladi has a 6 port decimal count, whereas the R9 290 has only 4. Try Basset, that one seems to have 4 which is the correct number for your card.
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    AMD Radeon R9 290 Working - Not Display Port

    You haven't patched for DP properly, or you haven't specified your Radeon ports. Out of curiousity, what framebuffer are you using? And also what modifications did you make?
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    New Graphic Card on Old Mobo

    There is a tutorial on the site which must not be named. You can find it if you google "GT 210 HDMI Audio" and it is the first one that pops up. Try that and see if it works. Just don't discuss the site here.
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    How to get a GT 730 fully functioning?

    Don't worry about it my friend. The most obvious ways you can tell if you have QE/CI enabled include a translucent menu bar, full VRAM recognised in System Profiler and if you download OpenGL Extensions Viewer and all the information is correct. Also running a game can help determine whether the GPU is running smoothly. - Matt