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About mcolinp

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  1. Asus P8Z77-V LK

    My back panel USB Ports have suddenly stopped working with USB 2.0 devices; (The Lower Ports). This was not a problem for me up till now; any suggestions? I did have the Zenith GenericUSB kext installed . . .
  2. Asus P8Z77-V LK

    Thanks guys. I did get sound working; Only after I did a fresh install again; then ran the script you pointed me to here: https://github.com/t...udio_RealtekALC There must have been some residual junk floating around in S/L/E that I was unaware of. Thanks again.
  3. Asus P8Z77-V LK

    So I did reinstall a backup copy of a vanilla AppleHDA.kext. I had not yet wiped out the VooDooHDA.kext; but did after reading your response. I looked at the link you gave for injecting the audio property string; and I am still unsure where this should be inserted. Can this be entered into the config.plist? At this point I do not have a DSDT file . . . I tried to use the Patches developed by PJALM; and I got two errors when compiling. I have left a message on his board to try and sort that out. If you could give me just a little more detail on where/how-to add the Audio Property I would really appreciate it. Thanks for your help. After looking further at my "config.plist" I discovered this is already there: </dict> <key>Devices</key> <dict> <key>Audio</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <string>Detect</string> -Which is confusing; considering that the IORegistry does not have what it needs . . .
  4. Asus P8Z77-V LK

    Sorry for not giving more details . . . When I tried the method you are referring to; I would try and run the script, which would fail with this message: "S/L/E/AppleHDA.kext is not native Install native AppleHDA.kext No system files were changed To save a Copy to this Terminal session: Terminal/Shell/Export Text As ... logout [Process completed]" I believe it is because the registry is missing the "layout-id" you described. I opened my registry with IORegistryExplorer; and I tried to search for: "layout-id", which returned no results. I am not sure where to properly insert it. I did have mild success with VoodooHDA; but the sound quality is terrible. It has a constant HISS in the background . . . Thanks for your help! -EDIT- I reinstalled the original AppleHDA.kext from a backup. Then I ran the script again. It returned this: "No audio codec detected To save a Copy to this Terminal session: Terminal/Shell/Export Text As ... logout [Process completed]" Which points to the missing registry entry you mentioned . . . .
  5. Asus P8Z77-V LK

    Got it booting fine; but still having issues with sound. I tried the Toleda Piker Alpha method as well . . . no-go . . .
  6. Asus P8Z77-V LK

    Thanks, I will give it a shot. Though I have to do comeplete backups of all the data from my three OS Drives; before I take the plunge . . . (Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 Preview / Mac OSX 10.10 Previous Build)
  7. Asus P8Z77-V LK

    I am looking to download your files as well. I just purchased this board as a replacement for an older Gigabyte build (GA-Z77X-UP7) that went on the fritz. Since I have never built anything with this board; your guide seemed to be the best place to start . . .
  8. Whenever I type "-x" before booting from the installer media (From inside the Hacboot Chameleon gui); It complains that it cannot find mach kernal . . . . If I don't type "-x"; it will show verbose up to when it would normally switch to the Graphical Installer gui. It then proceeds to display the spinning beach ball of doom and does nothing . . . I have tired this; still does not get me past the verbose stage described above in last reply to other poster . . . I have been doing other reading on Virtualbox; and it seems that there are some unresolved instabilities within Virtualbox on Windows 8.1. Not sure if this is 100% the culprit, but it is starting to look suspect . . .
  9. Well . . . I was able to get the Hackboot iso to work and to load the Mavericks installer. However; It works perfect on a Mac host (Virtualbox installed on OSX), but the installer does not load when I try it on a Windows host. It seems to hang for some reason before the Graphic UI for the Installer loads. I suppose I need to make some adjustments in the Kexts or something, but I am at a loss at the moment . . .
  10. Ok; So I figured it out; and wanted to give an update, in-case anyone is reading this because of the same issue. It took me some playing around to realize that the window for the virtual machine would allow me to change iso's by clicking on the cd/DVD icon and choosing the other disk. This seemingly equates to a virtual equivelant of ejecting a physical cd, and then putting in another cd, or DVD. And f5 works to refresh the new disk as a boot option.
  11. I have been looking through this post (as well as many others); your method for loading Mavericks into Virtualbox, definitly seems to be the most likely way to get it to work. I am having a hard time with Step 3: specifically where it says: "Link HackBoot_Mav.iso to DVD emulation" . . . Could you elaborate on this step possibly? I would greatly appreciate it. I have downloaded your Hackboot_Mav.iso; though I cannot figure out how to get it to load another iso to boot the installer. The other methods I have tried many other methods, which have all had various kernal panics; and I have never successfully gotten to the installer from within Virtualbox. I have built many more than one Hackintosh, and I am trying to get a VM setup for specific reasons. It seems to be more difficult than I had expected. -EDIT- I have tried the F5 key; incase you were wondering. Though it does not do anything for me, so I am not sure what is wrong.
  12. I thought many of you might be looking to put the newest Bootcamp drivers on your machines (Which now officially support Windows 8). The current file can be downloaded here: http://support.apple...1638��-��Though make sure you are getting the latest by doing a google search for Apple Bootcamp Support; open page: then find a link to "Downloads" to find the most recent. After I had gotten these files I tried to load them onto a CD first; and found they did not fit. Then I tried loading them on a USB; and also found that they would not install. The following quick guide will get you up and running: 1) Take the folder from the zip archive (currently; BootCamp5.0.5033), and place it and its sub folders & Files at the root of your "C: Drive". -Where the Program Files and System Folder are loacted. 2) Go to the Start Screen (the new Windows 8 feature with all the Tiles and app launchers); find the tile for the "Command Prompt": Right-Click on it. 3) At the bottom of the screen click on the icon that says "Run as Administrator" 4) After the Command Prompt Launches; type this in the command Window: C: -Hit Return- then: cd BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp -Hit Return- then: setup.exe -Hit Return- This will launch the installer with the "elevated Priveledges" which it will tell you it needs in an error prompt using other methods which do not work. The Updated Drivers bring the Apple Keyboard sound screen icons back to Windows 8; which were missing, even though the keyboard worked with the old drivers. I Hope others find this useful. My Post was a modified version of info I had found here: http://www.iphoting....based-Macs.html But updated to reflect the changes in Windows 8 new "Start Screen" behavior, vs. the Start Menu of previous Windows releases. If the Drivers change in the future; just make sure you update the file/folder paths as you direct the Command Prompt to find the setup file. -Another Note: You can delete the folder you placed at the root of your C: drive after installation is completed and successfull.
  13. So I usually do a Chameleon install to a USB stick which the computer boots first then choose a hard-drive/Operating-system from there . . . I have had lots of issues getting my computer to sleep with this configuration; and some posts I have looked at blame the USB Legacy Detect Mode in BIOS to cause havoc when it comes to sleep. So; I decided to try and simply run the computer with the .finalize only on the OSX hard-drive, (before I also did ./finalize to the USB stick; then deleted the extra folder and boot from the Hard drive, since I was booting chameleon from the USB stick). The trouble I am having now is that I cannot for the life of me, get the computer to boot into graphics mode with the apple boot logo. I have tried many suggested edits in my org.chameleon.boot.plist, to no avail. What am I missing? here is what my org.chameleon.Boot.plist entries look like: <key>Boot Graphics<key> <string>Yes<string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1680x1050x32</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>CSTUsingSystemIO</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>DropSSDT</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v darkwake=0</string>
  14. Ok, So the C-States, & P-States messages I got during booting the install usb, goes away after running the "./finalize" command. Though full sleep still does not work. Display sleeps, but not the computer; even if I let it time itself out to sleep instead of choosing "sleep" from the apple menu.
  15. So I don't understand why I am getting these errors. This guide is specifically for my Board; the same as Tseug's; GA-P35-DS4 It seems strange to me that this is happening. If I do as you are suggesting it would sidestep the issue but not resolve it. As it currently stands: the installation works; but I don't understand why I can't get CPU states to work for sleep, etc. Is there not some way to define the CPU in the org.chameleon.Boot.plist? Tseug; do you have any advice for this?