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  1. [GUIDE] Lenovo T61 with Lion 10.7.5

    CoBrA, OK...finally had some free time to do this. I have everything installed. I have a DUAL BOOT Machine with W7 Ultimate and 10.7.5 as per your instructions. One thing..... I have no sound. What did I do wrong? How do I fix it? Much Thanks. *BH*
  2. Sebster, OKAY. I just bought a AR5BXB72 from eBay. Should be here mid-week next week. How goes your OSX LION Guide? I was also looking at CoBrA's guide. Nicely written. Only thing missing is pictures. ;-) *BH*
  3. [GUIDE] Lenovo T61 with Lion 10.7.5

    CoBrA, I have been in another forum with the same process. I am looking to use my old T61 to be a DUAL BOOT OSX/Windows 7. I have installed a SSD (120GB) and currently have Windows 7 installed and working like a champ with the upgraded Wirelss N card (from Lenovo) and the Middleton BIOS - I get WiFi N at 300Mbps. Now I want to get the LION installed and working. I was informed that I need to have Windows 7 installed before I do LION. What say you? Here is what I am curious about: I have found the following differences: Apple Atheros AR5008 AR5418 AR5BXB72 603-9432-A Brand: Atheros Model: AR5BXB72 / AR5008 P/N: 603-9432-A / 607-0368-A / A1181 BIOS: Apple Ver (Use only in Apple Laptop) Wireless Type: 802.11n (XSPAN 300MB) Connectors: 3 ================================== Apple MacBook Pro A1150 Wifi Wireless Card 603-8214-A Brand: Atheros Model: AR5424a / AR5006EXS / AR5BXB6 P/N: 603-8214-A / A1150 / A1181 BIOS: Apple Ver (Fit all laptop brands: DELL, IBM, HP - upgraded BIOS) Wireless Type: 802.11 Super A/G (108MB) Connectors: 2 ---------------------------------------------- My question is, will the 802.11n card (even though it says APPLE ONLY) work in the T-61. I would prefer to make use of the Apple Atheros AR5008 AR5418 AR5BXB72 603-9432-A 3-connectors (the one in Blue) in the T61 to get full wireless speed. Thanks, *BH*
  4. Husaber/Sebster, Wireless Atheros AR5B91-Recommeneded for Upgrade with patched BIOS without whitelist! I have found the following differences: Apple Atheros AR5008 AR5418 AR5BXB72 603-9432-A Brand: Atheros Model: AR5BXB72 / AR5008 P/N: 603-9432-A / 607-0368-A / A1181 BIOS: Apple Ver (Use only in Apple Laptop) Wireless Type: 802.11n (XSPAN 300MB) Connectors: 3 ================================== Apple MacBook Pro A1150 Wifi Wireless Card 603-8214-A Brand: Atheros Model: AR5424a / AR5006EXS / AR5BXB6 P/N: 603-8214-A / A1150 / A1181 BIOS: Apple Ver (Fit all laptop brands: DELL, IBM, HP - upgraded BIOS) Wireless Type: 802.11 Super A/G (108MB) Connectors: 2 ---------------------------------------------- My question is, will the 802.11n card (even though it says APPLE ONLY) work in the T-61. I would prefer to make use of the Apple Atheros AR5008 AR5418 AR5BXB72 603-9432-A 3-connectors (the one in Blue) in the T61 to get full wireless speed. Can anyone give advice before I purchase one? Perhaps I should buy both and try them both - but really hate taking the laptop apart more than I have to to try various cards. Much thanks, *BH*
  5. sebster, I must apologize. I have been away so long. Lots of things all happened at once. Changes at wor, end of fiscal year at work, busy things around the house (with the onset of Spring), and then I forgot to purchase the new WiFi Apple card. The T61 is all ready to go ecept for the WiFi Card. I has Windows 7 installed (I even upgraded the HDD to a SDD - Ghosted the HDD to the SDD). All is great. Loking forward to getting back to this project within the next couple weeks. Hopefully you will still be around. Maybe your guide will be out, too. Much Thanks, *BH*
  6. Sebster, I am going to do all of it again. Thank you for the KEXT and the KEXTWIZARD. I got the APPLE Wireless card, but the morons sent me the two-connector one...not the three---have to send it back. I ultimately want a WIN7 - OSX dual boot machine...going to buy a 120GB or 160GB SSD this weekend...and put in my BlueTooth module....then I can have the best of the best dual boot W7/Hackintosh. ;-) I need to be 100% on the proper procedure for the dual boot....I know I read in the previos posts that the HDD has to be formatted MBR, I take it using the MAC DISK UTIL, and only 2 partitions? or do you need to have 3 or 4, as Windows 7 creates its own hidden partition. And I know it Windows needs to be installed first. *BH* p.s. Would love to test out your guide. As I said earlier, ultimately I would like to have Snow Leopard, not Lion. For what I do, at my job / Lion does not work well when doing SCAN TO FOLDER or even transferring files from a Windows machine to the MAC. I am an educator at my job, and rather than have to move the MACs for training...would rather have the dual boot machine.
  7. First things first..... Sebster you are the BOMB! Thank you for touhing it out with me...but no less of a thank you to Husaber for the files and the instructions....I have a partially working T61 Hackintosh. OK....here is where I am stuck now here: - When you are on Lion 10.7.4 you have to copy again Extra folder to HDD Lion and run again Chameleon package(this time need to install to Lion HDD directory) -After finish this 2 step run terminal and start this command: sudo kextcache -v 1 -a i386 -a x86_64 -m /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/Extensions.mkext -z /System/Library/Extensions/ - Now you are ready to restart the OSX without USB Pen, USB Keyboard and USB Mouse I have made it to the steps above...and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. I got the software to install...and it will boot only with the flashdrive in the machine...and I put my other USB drive in where I had placed the downloads from the bottom of message 1...and re-ran the CHAMELEON TOOL and told it to install the HDD....but it will still not boot from the HDD. Also the HDD is not showing anywhere but in the DISK UTILITY, is not in the FINDER. The other thing is that the internal WIRED network adapter is not working. I have gotten the sound to work, but nothing else...yet. I have not gotten the APPLE WIRELESS card yet - so I will go through the process again. I am simply trying to get the process down pat. :-) Any ideas? *BH*
  8. I brought one of the MAC's home with me from work to try and figure out this error I am getting trying to run the app to bypass the OSX CANNOT BE INSTALLED ON THIS SYSTEM error. Thanks, *BH*
  9. Sebster, OK -- latest problem - following your steps: 1. Download and Install this to your flash drive using a Macintosh Computer OSInstall(MBR)+OSInstall.mpkg(10.7.4).zip I downloaded and opened this on the same MAC that I used to build the flashdrive. I ran the .mpkg file ... and it ran on this machine. I pointed the INSTALL TO the flash drive...and it have me an error INSTALL FAILED - THE INSTALLER COULD NOT LOCATE THE DATA IT NEEDED TO INSTALL THE SOFTWARE. I clicked CLOSE and the program exits. 2. Go to System/Library/CoreServices and delete the file PlatformSupport.plist Never made it this far....but I take it that you mean delete this file from the flashdrive. Thanks, *BH*
  10. Sebster, Thanks for the info. I know I had seen it somewhere...was not sure where. I will have to do this on the computer at the office. My old MAC at the house is running 10.5, and is a PowerPC CPU...the attachement will not run on it...gives an error. Will let you know, *BH*
  11. Husaber and Sebster, Well I am making progress after Sebster's step-by-step method for UNHIDING those things (which is not in the first posting of the guide)....not a problem though - I learn by doing. I got a bootable flash drive with the XENOMORPH heads from ALIEN (KEWL BY THE WAY). I put it into my T61 after I GHOSTED my HDD with Windows 7 (so I can put it back as needed)...and with my old APPLE KB and MOU attached to the laptop...booted from the flash drive. Got the ALIENS, then the grey APPLE screen...I thought I was good...then looked like I was going to get the disk manager to format the HDD....and BANG Message "OSX CANNOT BE INSTALLED ON THIS SYSTEM" message. I took a picture if you wanna see it. Tried 4 times - same result each time (last time was restore BIOS defaults, and make sure AHCI was enabled...cannot get past that screen. What did I do wrong? Thanks, *BH*
  12. Husaber and Sebster, I am now on one of the office MAC MINI machines. I have tried following the steps again...... I am not 100% MAC illiterate, but I do not get it: 1) You say format the USB drive...that I can do I with DISK UTILITY. I created 1 partition GUID - MAC Extended OS (journaled). Then you say VIEW HIDDEN FILES. I just formatted it. There is nothing to view (is there?) 2) Next you say to open the LION Install ESD and find the .dmg for BASE INSTALL (something like that. I do not see anything like that in there. In the PACKAGES folder...there is something with that name...but it is a .pkg file. So I did a RESTORE or the InstallESD.DMG to the jump drive...is that right? I will wait for your reply. *BH( p.s. SKyPE is not an option here at the office....it is blocked at the corporate firewall.
  13. Husaber, I was not going to put ML on the TP61.... I meant using one of the ones we have in the office to build the USB flash drive. ;-) I do not really even want LION on the TP61 -- would rather have SNOW LEOPARD, but I could not get my flash drive build with that OS to even boot in the T61...so I am gonna try your instructions. I ordered one of those APPLE Wireless cards you recommended - I guess I will be waiting on my build - it will not be here until 4 APR 2013. *BH*
  14. Husaber, Thank you for that. Those MAC wireless cards will work with my UNLOCKED BIOS? What about this one? 0NJ449 NJ449 BROADCOM WIRELESS N CARD MINI-PCI-E BCM94321MC http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-0NJ449-NJ449-BROADCOM-WIRELESS-N-CARD-MINI-PCI-E-BCM94321MC-/350681233300?pt=US_Internal_Network_Cards&hash=item51a63af794 Do you think it would be better to make my USB drive on one of the MACs here in the office that are already running LION or MOUNTAIN LION rather than using my VERY SLOW 10.5 machine? Thanks again, *BH*
  15. Husaber, Thank you for your reply...but I had looked out there already. I am going to attempt your steps this weekend with 10.7.4 on my T61. I will see how I fare. I do have a question.... is ONLY the BCM4311 (Broadcom WiFi card supported under OSX)? That is a Wireless G card - and I need Wireless N for my home...I have turned off Wireless G for my home network, as everything in my home is Wireless N. Do you know of a BROADCOM adapter which may work which does support Wireless N? Do you happen to know why the new (purchased from eBay Lenovo 3000 V200 Wireless WiFi Card 42T0865 -- INTEL 4965AGN ) card does not work? Looking forward to diving into your procedure this weekend to see if I can have a new hackintosh for Easter. *BH*
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