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  1. It's been a while since I've Hackintoshed in any capacity, but I remember that VMware Fusion on my desktop automatically detected my primary Windows drive (not a partition) and let me start into it with no problems whatsoever.
  2. I have a 100% working install on a GA-X58-USB3. Processor is an i7 950, GPU is a GTX 560 Ti. myHack creates the basic stuff, and then install the official Realtek 81xx network kext, AppleHDA, HDA Rollback, and the non-DSDT enabler for the 892 in the current Lion version of Mu|tibeast.
  3. I'm getting a Clevo P150EM next month, and I want to know whether it is compatible with OS X. I know that its predecessor, the P150HM, was compatible to a degree, but with the new H77 mobo in the Clevos I don't know whether it'll work. It's not too high a priority for me, since I'm probably going to be using Windows on it mostly, but it'd be nice to know for general browsing and whatnot.
  4. So I decided to get back into Hackintoshing not long ago, and I figured I would install it on my PC. I obtained a hard drive for OS X, installed it, and put Chimera (a branch of Chameleon) on there. Chimera successfully sees and boots my OS X installation and the Windows 7 installation on the other drive in the system. No problems there. Things got messy when I tried installing Windows 8, though. I partitioned about 160 GB off of my Windows 7 drive and installed Windows 8 on there through a Powershell script (it would install Windows 8 to a VHD or a partition directly from the ISO, no rebooting required). I then ran bcdboot.exe on the Windows 8 partition, and shut down. Chimera sees the Windows 8 partition alongside my other partitions, but when I try booting it it hangs at a black screen and eventually reboots. I can still start into OS X and Windows 7. How can I get Chimera to boot Windows 8? Should I install another version of Chameleon over Chimera?
  5. TheAppleFreak

    Realtek ALC892 audio issues

    I'm running on a GA-X58-USB3, 10.7.2, installed via [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and everything else working through [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]/GTX 5xx Enabler, but the ALC892 driver isn't working for me. I tried using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] audio kexts, with and without the DSDT enablers, yet it didn't work. Does anyone know whether I'll have any success with VoodooHDA? I tried installing it last night through [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] but I had a kernel panic halfway through and now the install won't power on.
  6. TheAppleFreak

    Lion installation via USB stick using Chameleon

    I've worked with the Optiplex 755 before, and unfortunately I don't think that there are any working kexts for the GMA 3100 or the ADI 198x. I wasn't able to get either working over the course of a week. You might be out of luck :/
  7. I was just reading through the 2011 Macbook Air review on MacWorld, and I got a little intrigued about Apple releasing a Thunderbolt compatible iPhone or iPod Touch. As you all know, the iPhone uses USB 2.0 for charging and data synchronization, which can be painfully slow when synchronizing large amounts of data. As you all know as well, Apple and Intel collaborated on Thunderbolt which has transfer speeds well above that of USB 3.0 and Firewire. Since Apple has a new data transfer protocol that they want to promote, and since they have an extremely popular range of devices still using an old protocol, why not upgrade the next generation of iP@ds and iPhones to use Thunderbolt? Because of the market proliferation of the iDevices, other PC and accessory manufacturers would be pressured into supporting the new standard, which would make sense for Apple and Intel as (I think) they would get royalties for Thunderbolt use. In addition, Apple has been a proponent of their iDevices being post-PC devices, and an idea that I had would be to use the iDevices as a mobile Home folder for OS X. It would make sense financially, and once again could push the adoption of Thunderbolt as well as their Thunderbolt-compatible computers. In a future version of Lion and iOS would be a program that would copy the user's Home folder to a special area on the iDevice. Apps would have APIs to allow access to the user's Library and Documents folder, and any files that an iPhone app would create or modify would be saved in a special App folder in the Home folder. Perhaps a file browser, not so different from the Finder, would allow for browsing and launching from the Documents directory. When someone wants to do some editing on a Mac, they plug the device into the Mac via a Thunderbolt cable (USB 2.0 wouldn't be supported because of the transfer speeds) and OS X would see the Home Folder and allow login from it. It would allow the iDevice to truly become "post-PC." Thoughts?
  8. TheAppleFreak

    Snow Leopard on Dell Optiplex 745

    Okay, I know it's a bit of a necropost, but fate has once again made me try to Hackintosh this computer. One of my coworkers at my summer job wants me to hack one of these for some video editing, so I'm gonna need full QE/CI support. I'd much rather like to use a vanilla installation, but if it's not possible on this hardware I understand. What kexts and notes regarding the installation would I need?
  9. TheAppleFreak

    Lion Final vs Lion GM

    I'm pretty sure for some users the build number on the GM was actually higher than the retail (mine, for example, was 11A494 while the GM was 11A511), but other than that there shouldn't be any major noticeable differences between the GM and retail.
  10. TheAppleFreak

    Supported Graphics cards with Full QE/QI

    I can confirm on my machine that the eVGA GTX 460 SE (1 GB version) does NOT have QE/CI. This is with GraphicsEnabler=Yes, GraphicsEnabler=No, and with and without the official NVIDIA drivers installed.
  11. TheAppleFreak

    Will Lion work with the following parts:

    Unless you're operating under budget, I'd recommend bumping up some of those parts and making it an Intel build. Looking at Newegg, a lot of these parts are quite old and obsolete. For general purpose computing, you can build any of the listed builds here and have 100% compatibility and Lion compatibility. Choose the one that fits your budget the best. http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/06/bui...e-customac.html
  12. TheAppleFreak

    The NSPanel Thread

    I don't expect the compatibility to stay intact when the retail comes out, but has anyone actually fooled around with Lion and HUD'd anything? If anything, I'd like to have the menu bar, About This Mac, the Logoff/Shutdown/Restart, and Terminal reskinned.
  13. Well, after fooling around with the dev preview on my real Mac, I was wondering whether I could successfully Hackintosh my other two computers. Said computers are a two-year old Dell Mini 10v (1011) and a six-month old rig with a Gigabyte GA-X58-USB3 board with an i7-950 (no overclocking). There don't appear to be any threads on MyDellMini regarding the Lion preview on the 10v, and tomymacx86 put a ban on such threads. So... is it possible? I'm not unfamiliar with OSx86, as I'm typing this on the 10v running 10.5.8, so advanced instructions won't be alien to me.
  14. TheAppleFreak

    OS X 10.7 is Lion

    I'm currently downloading Lion; I'll post some information after I'm finished with the installation on my Realmac.
  15. TheAppleFreak

    Show Your OS X Desktop!

    This is one of my more recent wallpapers. I have *checks* 185 wallpapers circulating on my two screens every five minutes on this machine (genuine Mac); I have a slightly different set rotating on my other machine (Dell Mini 10v Hackintosh).