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compaqtosh last won the day on May 27 2012

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  1. HP G72

    Long quote removed I finally figured out how to install Mac OS X 10.6.3. I had to use "-cpus=1 busratio=15" to boot from Empire EFI / Nawsom boot CD and then insert my retail Mac OS X 10.6.3 DVD (only $27 from Amazon.com). Tried to update to 10.6.5 and can't boot up anymore due to the IOUSBFamily.kext and IOMassStorage.kext??? Now stuck with 10.6.4 for now. Still haven't figured out how to boot without "-cpus=1 busratio=15" every time yet... I read a way to boot without the "-cpus=..." somewhere but can't remember where. The other problems I have are stuck with only 1024x768??? screen resolution, no wifi, and no iTunes and other applications not working.
  2. SUCCESS! I finally got Mac OS X 10.6.3 installed and be able to boot up. However, I can only boot up using -cpus=1 busratio=15 ever time I start the computer Anyone with any suggestions?
  3. Ok, I think I am not able to successfully boot from the boot CD and into the Mac OS X Install DVD because the CD probably does not support my graphic card. It is an Intel HD graphics card. Every time I boot up it ends at "DSMOS has arrived". Now I need a patch for DSMOS and/or I need the correct dsdt.aml file for my computer. UPDATE I finally got the installation DVD booted up by using EMPIRE EFI /NAWSOM boot CD. The boot process was still not smooth but I figured out what was wrong. My CPU is too new and my Mac OS X 10.6.3 Installation DVD doesn't support it. I was able to install Mac OS X 10.6.3:) Now I just can't boot:( Again, it has to do with my CPU. I need Mac OS X 10.6.4 and later to support my CPU and Intel HD Graphics. Now on to the 10.6.5 combo update! If you have a newer i3 or i5 or i7 Intel processor you will need to type:"-cpus=1 busratio=#" to boot up from the boot CD. The # is whatever your busratio is. Go find out from intel.com for your processor. BTW, a restore Mac OS X 10.6 DVD won't work. It has to be a retail DVD. I bought mine for only $27.
  4. Hi all you Mac fans. I recently bought a new HP G72-B62US laptop on Black Friday from Office Depot. The laptop is not the most powerful but I just want a nice big screen laptop with a 10-key keyboard to make work easier when entering numbers... Anyway, I've been trying several different methods to install Mac OS X 10.6 on this laptop and nothing works. I've tried the USB flash drive method and it doesn't boot. I've tried the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], Chameleon, and Mammoth's boot cd, and they all got me to the bootloader to select what to startup, such as Mac OS X Install DVD, Mac OS X Install USB flash drive, Windows, Recovery... but when ever I select the Mac OS Install DVD or Mac OS Install USB flash drive it would get to the gray apple screen and then get a message saying something like "Restart your computer by holding the power button" or something like that in several different languages. What is wrong with my computer or what I am doing wrong? I can boot from my old Compaq laptop, currently running Mac OS X 10.5.6, using the bootloader CD and switching to the Mac OS X 10.6.3 Install DVD method. But the Installer won't let me install Mac OS X... I get a message saying something like "Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer." I am suspecting my hardware is too new and there is no boot software instruction written for my computer yet. Or my BIOS is the problem. Or DSDT is incompatible with my hardware. What is DSDT anyway and how do I get the DSDT file for my hardware? My spec is: HP G72-B62US Intel Pentium P6100 dual core processor @ 2Ghz 4BG RAM 250GB 7200RPM Hard Drive HDMI port 3 USB ports 5-in-1 media card slot Dual layer DVD burner with lightscribe 17" LED screen Intel HD Graphic Any ideas what I am doing wrong or not doing? I've been following these instructions and none of them work: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=221653 http://lifehacker.com/5672051/how-to-build...ight-easy-steps Please HELP!!!
  5. HP G72

    Hi there. Can you post step by step how you went about to actually install Mac OS X 10.6 on your HP G72 laptop? I read your post but I am not technical and have no idea what you are talking about with all the technical things you do... I recently bought an HP G72-B62US laptop. I've tried installing Mac OS X with the Install DVD and the USB flash drive method and they don't work. It'll boot from the Chameleon boot loader or [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or Mammoth 1.5 boot CD but whenever I get to the gray screen I get the "Reboot your computer by pressing and holding the power button" or something like that. I don't know what I is wrong because I've followed the install instructions from different methods and they all failed to fully boot up on my computer. My spec is this: HP G72-B62US Intel Pentium P6100 dual core @ 2Ghz 4GB RAM 250GB 7200 RPM Hard drive Intel HD Graphic 3 USB ports 1 HDMI port 1 Media card read slot InsydeH2o BIOS version F.32 I have a 3 year-old Compaq with Mac OS X 10.5.8 on it and I can boot up from the Mac OS X 10.6 Install DVD, but just not my HP G72. However, it still won't let me install Mac OS X 10.6 on my Compaq because I get an error message from the installer that "Mac OS X can't be installed on this computer..." What am I doing wrong? Thanks your your input.
  6. Install on the Compaq C714NR?

    1) I don't know the technical side of Mac either. To install or remove the kext files you need to do that in Terminal and also have the required kext files on a flash drive so you can copy them over to the hard drive. You can use the kext files from the Brazil Mac patch, except the Natit.kext. That I don't remember where I got it from. Try netkas.org??? for that Natit,kext extension. Just read more of this forum to figure out what to do in Terminal. The guides above will help. Your other installs probably don't require Terminal because they were heavily modified. When you are installing it my way you are getting a more genuine Mac with almost no modifications at all, except the added kext extensions and the removal of some. 2) Read some more of this forum to figure out how to use Terminal. I can't help you there cause I don't know much about Terminal. 3) EFI_v80 is not included in Brazil Mac. You can find out where to download this somewhere on this forum. I am running 1GB of ram and I would definitely recommend Leopard over vista. Leopard is faster and it doesn't have retarded pop-ups like "... are you sure you want to run this program..." every time you open something and click through a few warnings before you can open the program. Also Leopard doesn't have trash software included with the OS. When I have more time I'm going to install XP on the computer and dual boot
  7. Install on the Compaq C714NR?

    I followed the different guides here and figured things out by trial and error (I've been messing around with this for a week and a half before succeeding). I don't know the commands in Terminal. I just typed in what some people wrote in their guides. As for .kext, they are extension files. Somehow they will make or break your system. Look for the EFI 8 and GUID guide by I_AM_ME.
  8. Install on the Compaq C714NR?

    Forgot to add that that performance is quite good. I think it is running faster than Vista. I think startup time is about 20 seconds from the time you push the power button to have it startup and have everything working. Vista took noticeably a lot longer to boot to the desktop and even then you still can't use anything for another 30 seconds or so. Comparing this to my 1.8Ghz PowerPC G5 iMac I think this computer is a little bit faster. My iMac is still running Mac OS 10.4.11 so this comparison is not comparing apple to apple. I have no plans to upgrade my iMac until I clean out and backup my documents. However, I can say that my iMac is still running faster than Windows Vista on this Compaq. This computer is running pretty hot. Is this normal? The left side of the computer is hot. Is this the CPU heating up or the hard drive? Is anyone experiencing this running Vista?
  9. Install on the Compaq C714NR?

    Well, i finally got my HP Compaq Presario C714NR working. It has been a rough week and a half but I finally got this laptop running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. I am excited to say that I am writing this on my new hackintosh. hehe Here is what I did to get it to work: Step One Make a patched Install DVD with the Brazil Mac patch. Step Two Boot up the patched DVD by hitting F8 and boot with option -X (or else it won't boot for me - just a gray apple screen with that spinning thing that goes on forever) Step Three Open Disk Utility and erase/partition the hard drive and format it to GUID. Unmount drive and then quit and open Terminal. In Terminal install pc_efi_v80 and reboot (you can find more information about this from the thread started by I_am_me). Step Four Follow Step Two to boot computer again. Then Install Mac OS X. Be sure to deselect the optional stuff like extra languages, x11, printer drivers... It will reboot at the end. Step Five Booting from the DVD again, now open Terminal and install extra extensions and remove some other extensions. Add: dsmos.kext - to get the system working Natit.kext - to get video on laptop or you will end up with a blue screen (don't use the one from the BrazilMac patch, it doesn't fix the blue screen. I got the video working one time and then decided to erase everything and start out fresh again but then ended up not getting video because I used a different, older Natit,kext) AppleAzaliaAudio.kext ? - for audio ACPIPS2Nub.kext ? - for keyboard and mouse to work AppleACPIPS2Controller.kext ? - for keyboard and mouse maybe more .kext's but don't remember Remove: AppleEFIRuntime.kext - my system won't get pass the gray Apple boot up screen with this, I think. Optional Removal: AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext - Don't know if this is the real problem anymore. I got video going with the Natit.kext extension. I read this is useless for the Intel GMA X3100 video card so I removed it. My computer is still fine without it. Replace: AppleSMBIOS.kext - the one installed with the system is fine but it doesn't display some information correctly in the System Profiler. I replaced it with the one in the pc_efi_v80 file. After all the removals/replacements/additions now you have to reboot and take out the DVD. You should now boot up normally and get a cool intro video and then the setup assistant. Step Six Enjoy your new HP Compaq Mac. Problems with this Hackintosh *The OS thinks my computer is a Desktop Mac Pro. *The system is running pretty normally I guess but sometimes there is a frame freeze for a second or two. I wonder if this has to do with removing the AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext? *The computer is running very hot. I think it was running cooler when I was using Windows Vista. I can't compare this because I don't have Vista anymore. I can't install Vista without erasing the whole hard drive because the computer doesn't come with a Vista Install DVD. You have to make your own Restore DVD, which is ghetto. *The wifi on/off button doesn't really work. You can use it to turn wifi off but you can't use it to turn it on. You can do both in Vista with the on/off wifi button, i think. *The trackpad doesn't show up as a trackpad but rather a regular two button mouse. The horizontal and vertical scrolling feature of this computer doesn't work with Mac OS X. Also I can't tap the trackpad to click. Anyone knows a fix? *The audio out for the headphone doesn't work. Don't know about audio in cause I haven't tried. Also the built-in mic doesn't work with OS X. These are things that I find are not working right now but hopefully I can find a fix. Keep me up to date guys. EDIT: Also remove the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext. I find that my computer is running 4 degrees lower without this extensions and performace is not affected.
  10. Install on the Compaq C714NR?

    Yeh! Whoohoo! I got it working. After doing some research here I finally figured out what is wrong with the blue screen. It is caused by the AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext and/or all the AppleIntelGMAX3100 extensions. Will add how I did it later. Time to have some fun on my new HP Compaq Mac Pro! HEHE
  11. Install on the Compaq C714NR?

    I have the same computer that I bought from Best Buy for $400 exactly a week ago. Anyway, I've been hacking this thing everyday since the day I got it. I've tried the EFI_v8 method, the EFI_v5 method with the BrazilMac Patched DVD, just the BrazilMac Method... and nothing is working. The closest I've gotten it to work is getting it to boot to the blue screen. The Kalyway CD doesn't work with my computer so that method won't do here. If you can, I would appreciate it if you can tell us step by step to how you got it working.