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Mick Mars

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  1. Hi there, I have a Toshiba laptop I wish to install a retail copy of OS X onto. The specs are: Intel Core i5 480m ATI Mobility Radeon 5650 4GB Ram I have tried Empire EFI, Various Custom Boot-132 CDs, USB Bootloaders and so far none have worked. Then I tried a new build of [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], and it got to loading up the retail CD. Then it errored with a code like 0xDEADBEEF which I found out was to do with the GPU. So on Chimera/Chameleon I used "GraphicsEnabler=No -v" and it started loading the CD. I know that there are issues with Mobility Radeon 5650 and OS X however I want to attempt to get it working and then report back on the progress. Anyway, I saw this as a good sign that it would load up. I ripped out the HDD and installed one that had a installed copy of 10.6.6. I started loading the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] disc again with the same command as before, and it got to the OS X Loading screen. It seemed to boot ok, obviously without the relevant kernel extensions and Graphics Enabler off, the screen displays at 1024x768 and there's no wireless. However, ethernet works fine and there is sound. So far, so good. The next thing I try is to get it to boot from the HDD, so I install "Chimera" from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and restart. Here is where the issue is; It doesn't boot. It says its failed to boot from the HDD. I tried downloading and installing the latest version of Chameleon after a full re-install; Same thing. I've tried a few bootloaders and get the same thing every time. Can anybody suggest what I can do from here as I'm trying everything I can think of. Please help!! Cheers
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    Building a Hackintosh

    I've found the easiest way to go is a bootloader called "Kakewalk". I fully supports a few of the Gigabyte Motherboards that you guys have mentioned like the EP45-UD3L. You need a Snow Leopard CD and this bootloader which can either be done on usb or cd (personally found the cd route to be easier). You follow the guide to make the board run as Vanilla as possible and then use the loader CD to boot the Install CD, then when in OSX after the install process, you go back onto the bootloader CD in the Finder and install the Kexts and bootloader on to the HDD and it should all work. Spec of my machine is as follows: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3LR Intel Q6600 2.4 GHZ 8GB 800MHZ DDR2 RAM Nvidia GTX260 896MB 2 Samsung DVD-R Drives 1 Western Digital 1TB HDD (for data) 1 Western Digital 500GB HDD (With OSX loaded) - As 1 TB drives may need to be split or they might not work on a hackintosh properly, I decided to install on the smaller drive Everything works fine, only issue being that the 10.6.3 update broke the sound but I fixed that with a fix I found on this forum for AppleHDA. Other than that, this system has been flawless Search Google for Kakewalk and give that a go. It has worked better than any other distro or method I have used before
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    HP Pavilion p6360uk, seems impossible.

    Right ok then. Next thing would be to download "Empire EFI". There should be an amd release recently. You'll need to download the Empire EFI iso and you'll need a retail snow leopard disk if you can lay your hands on one. It should allow it to install then you'll just need to install any relevent kexts to get the system running properly. Download the kexts for your hardware from kexts.com or the forums. Hope this helps
  4. Mick Mars

    HP Pavilion p6360uk, seems impossible.

    You tried "SnowLeo Mac OSX86 for intel/AMD"? Might do it as it supports multiple chipsets.
  5. Mick Mars

    HP Pavilion p6360uk, seems impossible.

    Does the drive show in disk utility?
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    HP Pavilion p6360uk, seems impossible.

    Hi there, I've been looking at one of these machines. What version of OSX are you trying to use? Leopard or Snow Leopard? Have you tried a custom boot-132 disc and retail disc? If you find the kexts for your motherboard you might be able to get a retail disc booting and installed