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    [Guide] XiaoMi Mi Notebook Air 13"

    hey man, could you share your EFI please? I have the same model and not having much luck installing HS
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    [Guide] XiaoMi Mi Notebook Air 13"

    Yeah no worries, simple plist edit, successo!!! No worries man, been thinking it through. any help when you can would be awesome Now just stuck at install menu and grey out ssd. Dont think its the boot arg i used -no_compat_check though.
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    [Guide] XiaoMi Mi Notebook Air 13"

    ok so its gets strange now. I fixed error with boot arg -no_compat_check and boots to installer menu but everything is in Italian not sure why. OK I see why, config.plist set to italian. Edit config.plist changed language to English, ok, so now loads installer menu, then formatted to GUID and exit installer, on to install. NOW, I get greyed out, no option to select newly partitioned and formatted 256gb m2. Installer says "macOS Sierra already installed etc." Problem might be is my SSD being regcognized, bad ssdt from filepack 2.0? as they not work for my SSD, suggestions anyone???? Frustrating.
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    [Guide] XiaoMi Mi Notebook Air 13"

    Hi, thanks , some further digging found that, maybe my problem is that my imac still runs Yosemite when I made the Sierra install USB. Dont really want to upgrade but maybe have to now.
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    [Guide] XiaoMi Mi Notebook Air 13"

    Hi, Very noob, sorry Followed the install guide on MiMU by Jahrain and at Clover when no fake ID loaded get in verbose "this version of OSX is not supported etc.." when load the example "0x123456789", I still get same error. I download and installed on my USB the version of Sierra that I just downloaded from Apple. I edited the config.plist as in instructions to include serial number (which Cloud Clover generated). Help?
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    Post install help for 10.6.4 Mini 311 USB issue

    @ marugby123 Brilliant suggestion dude, thanks and solved! USB all fully functioning! I looked for pfix but ended up using myhack --> myfix, which did I guess works in a similar way to pfix - all permissions repaired (disk utility didnt work)!!!!! Thanks again
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    Post install help for 10.6.4 Mini 311 USB issue

    Ion probably can handle 1080 but i had the card lying around and it uses little power and resources, netboook is silent playing @1080 Thanks for the tip I will try this but I followed some advice somewhere that said I'll get kernel panic forever if I install the kexts into s/l/e so maybe I will reinstall into /e/e. I'll try one at a time etc. cheers man
  8. Hi guys, I am hoping someone will take pity on me and my lack of hackintosh tinkering ability. I have managed to install 10.0 --> 10.6.4 via retail dvd/combo update on a usb drive created via netbookmaker and I ran the mini 311 installer by Krappy based on MowgliBook Retail Pack 1.2. I then manually (no errors) installed IOUSBFamily.kext and IOUSBMassstorage.kext into /extra/extensions (left out of mini 311 installer) as I found post install i had unrecognised but semi functioning USB ports (i.e. USB mouse worked but thumb drives did not mount). Problem is the netbook camera and all usb connected devices are recognized under system pro-filer correctly and draw power but do not function. The only USB devices that function are thumb drives, card reader and original bluetooth and my crystal hd card, but no camera, no wifi adapter (not stock but Asus USB), no USB mouse, no anything else Can anyone suggest a fix that an idiot like me could attempt? I have a working mini 311 that was just gathering dust and I even managed to get the Crystal HD card pumping out stutter free 1080p video via XMBC - which is freaking awesome. But can not get any other devices to work in USB other than my thumb drives. If I remove IOUSBMassStorage.kext I lose the ability to mount USB drives which is not desirable but I get partial USB mouse funtion back. I am running 3gb ram, f15 icelord bios, chameleon 2.0.0 RC5. The last attempt to fiddle by replacing DSDT killed my Nvidia qe in OSX. Any help would be awesome!
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    Acer Aspire 5742G [GUIDE]

    Hi sleeperninja42, What distro are you using, retail or other? I (and many others) had nightmares with the retail SL for this laptop. Never got it working! Hated the fact that [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or nawcom had to be booted via cd everytime My advice is use the version listed in my guide and you will have no problems. My knowledge of kernels is rubbish so I can't help you with that - all I know is that I am using the legacy kernel and have not bothered with updating the kernel nor using any other. Why? Cause it works for me Since you swapped out the wifi you should have no problems except maybe for sound. Great little machine for upgrading aye! Good luck with the CPU upgrade Thanks for the info on which wifi you used, might look at that for the future. I would check out the Acer DSDT patcher (see guide) I am pretty sure it will cover your 5742G and your 540m Video Card, (go custom DSDT you won't regret it)
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    Sony Vaio VPCEB4JOE13

    Hi, As far as I know Vaios don't support full OSX graphics period! Its something to do with the Sony proprietary VESA for the monitor and video card (it only talks to Microsoft) I went down this road a year ago with an old Viao trying to install SL. My advice if you MUST have OSX is get another laptop. Sorry to be the barer of bad news.
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    Acer Aspire 5742G [GUIDE]

    Good luck (shouldn't need it as the custom DSDT is the key to happyness ). You should have wifi if its Broadcom no issues there but the Intel video card maybe an issue, last I knew it was tricky but there maybe a easy fix by now.
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    Acer Aspire 5742G [GUIDE]

    All links fixed
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    Acer Aspire 5742G [GUIDE]

    Ok, here is my guide to successfully installing OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6 on this Notebook/Laptop. I have been using this install now for over a month with no major issues and without any further fiddling or tweaking. I have only had a couple of KPs. I have never done a guide before so think of it more as the process I used that worked for me and it will work for you if you have the same laptop and specs. One thing I have not explored fully due to my ignorance is booting the kernel in 64bit as I wanted to evaluate Winzip for OS X (only available in 64bit). I am not sure if this version of 10.6 on my hardware is going to allow this without causing all maner of issues. When I have time, I will look into booting the kernel in 64bit. For the time being it boots by default in 32bit and runs very well. I have also not had time to look into the Nvidia issue of recognizing half my video RAM,. If anyone has any ideas for a quick fix let me know and I will add it to this guide. This guide was written shortly after the successful install. Firstly, thanks to all those who made this possible, Incuding the Hazard team, tonymac, Maldon, El Coniglio, oldnapalm and to any others I have not credited. I hope this guide helps those who are noobs to mac software, like me. My system: ACER 5742G - 37464M Intel Core i3-370M Mobile Processor (3MB cache, 2.40 GHz), (busratio 18) Mobile Intel HM55 Express 640GB SATA hard drive, 5400RPM NVIDIA GeForce 420M 4GB RAM The OS: Hazard 10.6.6i for Intel (10.6.0 Legacy Kernel) Install Guide Installing Apple Snow Leopard on Acer 5742G Laptop. THIS WORKS! Having tried unsuccessfully to use the retail SL I gave it one more try with Hazzard 10.6.6i My system is currently installed with SL 10.6.6 and using legacy kernel 10.6.0. Since I used the correct DSDT.aml this time my system is very responsive & hardware has been correctly detected, compared to other attempts to run SL without custom DSDT. I have not updated to 10.6.7 as I am not sure if it will break my install, I know of course its possible. Something to look into when I have time. For now I am very happy with the performance of 10.6.6. I now have a useable system (albeit minus WiFi, Sound). Sleep works! I have bypassed the Wifi and Sound issues with cheap USB alternatives. WiFI For Wifi I am using the Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n Micro USB Wireless Adaptor with the Asus drivers for SL 10.5 that came on disk with the adapter and it works perfectly with 10.6. (about £30 at Argos) The factory Acer card in my version is Atheros and its not going to work! Sound Sound was solved by using a Speedlink USB sound card. You can get these for like a couple of quid from Ebay and it just worked with no extra drivers or fiddling. Having used VoodooHDA 2.72.pkg on previous installs without patched DSDT I was able to get sound but with the mic forced on at startup and I needed to use the Voodoo PrefPanel to turn in off everytime. With this install it caused KP several times and finally when I did get Voodoo installed I only got the mic. Saved by the VoodooHDA-uninstall command The correct DSDT found my onboard sound hardware (intel high def) so maybe someone will eventually develop a driver for it. But for now I have fully working sound via USB. The only downside to the USB fixes mentioned above is the lack of USB ports now since I use external hard drives a lot and the 5742G only comes with 3. Video I have a fully working Nvidia 420M video card recognized by the system, although with only 512 VRAM and not 1GB. Perhaps a future driver with solve this minor issue (to me anyway). Right on to the install. You don’t need a boot cd at all and this is a single OS on a single partition (GUID) not MBR. You will need the following and I have attached these tools: 1. Hazard 10.6.6i burnt to DVD 2. [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] 3.5.1 3. DSDT installer for ACER 4. Modded Nvidia driver http://www.uploadstation.com/file/sn59b2p (DSDT_Auto_Patcher.app.zip) http://www.uploadstation.com/file/kvD9tt2 ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]) http://www.uploadstation.com/file/Gpp7neP (Nvidia Driver) For my Acer I have updated the Bios to 1.18 (but it probably doesn’t matter). Run the install DVD of SL and wait for it to load. you must make sure you have set the correct boot order so the DVD drive is first. At the boot options screen for the install DVD choose F8 then ` backspace and type: -x -v -f cpus=1 busratio=18 (for i370) you will need to find out what you busratio is for other processors. Google is your friend When the install screen finally loads use the Disk Utility to erase and partition the drive to a single partition (GUID) by default and name the disk. I called it OSX. Exit this and the install process will continue. After choosing where to install OSX select “customize” and select the Chameleon 2.0 RC5 bootloader. (Don’t worry about boot options such as Graphic Enabler). My approach was to keep it simple and not add stuff that you probably don’t need or will interfere with post install process). Don’t worry about sound, network, video or laptop drivers. Choose the legacy kernel and the sata driver (introspect probe don’t need sat driver since using DSDT). Since I didn’t recognize my chipset listed I skipped it. Select the patches you require. Sorry this is when it gets a tad hazy for me but it really does not matter but I think I selected most of the patches. Choose the additional fonts and X11. Remember we are going to use DSDT after install to get everything working so keep the install as clean and simple as possible and don’t install graphic enabler or drivers from the install options. Click install and when finished F2 into bios and change boot order back so hard drive comes first. Reboot and you will get the Chameleon boot screen. Here you can select boot options (F8) the up or down arrow if you want. Or just let it boot. Once you get past the first boot bollocks and new user stuff you will get into the nasty 1024x768 desktop. DSDT auto patcher app Run the DSDT auto patcher app and follow instructions and choose your Acer laptop and extract the DSDT.aml file to your desktop and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] will find it later. Don’t move it to another location! [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Now run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to install the latest Chameleon since these later versions contain better hardware support. There is an even a later version but this one in [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] works fine. I selected RC5 prerelease. Now this is very very important! Choose the userDSDT so it will find your DSDT file. Don’t choose anything else other than customization (if you want it) - install. Now I can’t remember if I installed the modded Nvidia drivers before reboot or after I am pretty sure it was after I rebooted after installing [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and DSDT auto patcher. Sit back and enjoy Once Video drivers installed reboot you will have a fully working install of Snow Leopard with full graphics (up to 1366x768) minus the hardware issues mentioned at the start. Enjoy! Now my knowledge of OS X is pretty limited. but learning all the time, so please try to forgive senior moments and other inaccuracies since this is my first install guide. Please let me and others know if changes need to be made to this guide and give me a "thanks" if it worked for you!
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    HP Mini 311 - Support Questions/Requests

    Hi, could someone please just tell which version of OSX leopard or SL patched or vanilla will work on my Mini 311 (ION)? I am a OSX noob so not very technical at all sorry, but I have managed to dual boot with win 7 and 10.5.4 (leo4all) via USB flash drive, but I have no idea how to get qe/ci and higher res or sound or wifi working. Everytime I play with OSXtools or attempt to add a kext I kill my install. All the guides I come accross on the net give great install guides but thats it!!! No mention anywhere of drivers for the ION. Really frustrated as I understand that all the above work on 10.5 and 10.6 (with a bios flash and swap wifi card) so please anyone provide the info so I dont have to keep trying a trillion OSX versions. Thanks
  15. I really appreciate all the efforts ppl make but some of us don't have the knowledge to edit plists (I don't know where to add the vram size) or any other edits. Could you please provide an example to work from so we can ALL try to get our cards working. Thanks
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