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thingi

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  1. This part of the forums is for real macs not hackintoshes.......Having said that I can enlighten you on some stuff to help you on your way to getting FileVault2 to work. What I can tell you is that even though FileVault2 claims to be 'complete disk' encryption this is actually untrue! Technically it's complete 'partition' encryption instead (the efi & recovery partitions are NOT encrypted). Once FileVault2 has been enabled on startup my mac boots the FileVault Login Screen from the recovery partition. This looks just like the normal Lion login screen but it comes up prior to booting rather than afterwards. The file vault GUI then unlocks the Lion partition and allow the system to continue booting into Lion. I suggest you post any further questions regarding hackintosh filevault2 usage in the appropriate forum - a competent hackintosh user can hopefully give you a better answer since I don't know if it's even possible to use FileVault2 via Chameleon (it doesn't look like a huge amount of work would be required to get it to work though). thingi
  2. Simple answer = 'No' Complicated answer = 'Yes' (probably) After running the app in this thread against your Lion Installer downloaded from the App Store you can run an upgrade on your current Lion installation. This will actually perform an upgrade from Lion-to-Lion but strange things happened - I didn't get a recovery partition but the actual upgrade left Lion in a good state after it had completed. After running the App you could in theory install Lion to an external drive, unhide the recovery partition and back it up to a dmg via something like 'super duper'. You could then repartition your Lion drive and add a partition of at least 500mb and then restore the super duper image to it. You'd probably need to change the partition type of the recovery partition via the command line (terminal). This is all theory though, I've not actually done it - I just bit the bullet and re-installed Lion with my App on a blank internal drive. thingi
  3. Lion does have a few issues at this point Glad you fixed your Finder problem though From past experience it'll probably be the .4 release of Lion before it's really solid. I should have said in my last post that I too have some choppiness in LaunchPad - but I don't like it or use it! I use mission control a lot though and it's great with a magic mouse. All I can say is be warned - I have an external Firewire drive which was formatted as three partition. All I did was reformat one of them and the whole drive got repartitioned into one big one and lost 750Gb of Video and Tunes. Thank goodness I had a backup of the critical stuff. Another issue I've come across is with the new file versioning - I can't say I'm impressed, was using Automator and it crashed as soon as I saved a version of a file - loosing my file changes in the process. It's not that Versioning isn't a good idea but it is a bit flaky imho. thingi
  4. That's really weird - My Mini is an Early 2006 with a Core2Duo T7400. Boot ROM Version: MM11.0055.B08 & SMC Version (system): 1.3f4. I'm running full Quartz Extreme and also have QuartzGL enabled (its in Xcode free from the app store now :-) with no issues whatsoever. Most happy about the QuartzGL working properly with Flash11 beta since QuartzGL broke around 10.5.5/Flash 10 releases on Snow Leopard. Is your Lion kernel somehow running in 64bit mode? What does Activity Monitor say it is 'Intel' or 'Intel (64bit)'.... What happens if you hold down 3 & 2 on startup? thingi
  5. I've sent you a PM - will look into the issue and get back to you - I suspect it's a build number issue. Thingi
  6. Updated Patcher - compatible with more Mac's now Due to my old method not supporting FileVault and the hassles some have had due to different Lion builds I've written a little app to take the stress out of installing Lion on a machine upgraded to a Core2Duo. Step 1 - Patching the Installer Run the patcher and select the 'Install Mac OS X Lion' app downloaded from the app store (works with any Lion build from DP4 onwards). Step 2 - Installing Lion Then run the Lion Installer from within Snow Leopard. After rebooting and loading the 2nd stage installer it will give you a warning about your system not being a supported mac…. Just click 'OK' and install to your chosen HDD/partition. Step 3 - Making Lion bootable Boot your machine with any OSX Install Disc or previous version of MacOS on any partition/external drive). Open terminal and delete the following file:- "/Volumes/'name of your new lion partition'/System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist" Step 4 - Making the Recovery Partition bootable Mounting the recovery partition. In the terminal type 'distil list' and make a note of the 'Apple_Boot Recovery HD' partition number and the disk it's on (it will usually be partition 3 on disk 0). Then run the following command 'distil mount /dev/disk0s3' (obviously using your disk and recovery partition numbers!) Then in the terminal type 'sudo rm -rf /Volumes/Recovery\ HD/PlatformSupport.plist' Now you can boot Lion and also use the Lion Recovery partition Enjoy Thingi Core2Duo_Lion_Patcher_v1.2.zip
  7. A few peeps have been having some issues following the Video guide and steps needed posted previously, here's a step-by-step guide for installing Lion on any coreduo mac upgraded with a core2duo:- Step 1: Create a new partition for the installer (I suggest you use an 8Gb usb stick). Using Disk Utility, create a new partition to install Lion from • Name: LionInstaller • Size: 6 GB (or bigger) • Format: Mac OS X Extended • Encryption: none • Partitions: Single partition - Apple Partition Map • Image Format: DVD/CD master Step 2: Mount the Lion installer image. It's inside the 'Install Mac OS X Lion' app in the SharedSupport folder. It mounts as 'Mac OS X Install ESD'. Step 3: Mount the Base System image. The Lion installer image contains some hidden files, to get to them you'll need to use the terminal or in Pathfinder (which is easier for newbies) choose 'Show Invisible Files' from the View menu. One of these hidden files is BaseSystem.dmg which will be used to boot the system. Step 4: Copy the base system. The entire contents of the base system needs to be copied to your 'LionInstaller' partition. Use the 'Restore' feature in Disk Utility. Once that is finished, you can eject the BaseSystem image, it is no longer needed (if you chose to "Erase destination", your installer image will now be called 'Mac OS X Base System'. Rename it back to 'LionInstaller'. Step 5: Copy the installation Packages. Before the packages can be copied from the Lion installer image, there's a symbolic link in your 'LionInstaller' partition that needs to be deleted. $ sudo rm "/Volumes/LionInstaller/System/Installation/Packages" 

$ sudo cp -R "/Volumes/Mac OS X Install ESD/Packages /Volumes/LionInstaller/System/Installation/Packages" The copy (cp) command will take a few minutes since it's copying 3.2Gb of data to your LionInstaller partition. (alternatively you can use Pathfinder to drag and drop the Packages folder from the "Mac OS X Install ESD" into "/LionInstaller/System/Installation/") Step 6: Delete the PlatformSupport.plist file This needs to be done to allow the 'LionInstaller' partition to boot properly $ sudo rm "/Volumes/LionInstaller/System/Library/CoreServices/com.apple.recovery.boot/PlatformSupport.plist" Step 7: Copy the OSInstall.mpkg to your 'LionInstaller' partition. Unzip the attached file and then replace the OSInstall.mpkg in "/Volumes/LionInstaller/System/Installation/Packages" Step 8: Install Lion Reboot your machine and hold down 'alt' and choose to boot from 'LionInstaller'. Install Lion (or upgrade Snow Leopard - it's your choice but I always advise fresh installs so you may need to erase your current snow leopard partition in Disk Utility... obviously backup any files you want to keep to another partition first though!!!!!). Step 9: After the installer has completed reboot your machine back into the 'LionInstaller' Your machine will refuse to boot into the Lion you've just installed because a file needs to be deleted before it'll work. Open terminal and then delete the following file "/Volumes/'name of your new lion partition'/System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist" Step 11: Reboot your machine into Lion Thingi OSInstall.mpkg.zip
  8. It's still possible to install the Lion GM on a old mini with a C2D upgrade :-) First of all you need to mount the Mac OS X Install ESD dmg which is inside the 'Install Mac OS X Lion' app in the SharedSupport folder. Then follow this guide:- (approx first 6mins of the Video - no need for messing with kexts & boot loaders). Next you'll need to replace '/system/installation/packages/OSInstall.mpkg' and add the frameworks to your installer partition / usb stick / hdd with the replacement attached to this post. The OSInstall.mpkg wasn't made by me, I can't remember where I got it from, some linky on this board if I remember correctly though). Once that's done you'll need to delete all instances of 'PlatformSupport.plist' from your new installer partition. Then install Lion in the standard way, boot into your old OS, delete the 'PlatformSupport.plist' from your freshly installed Lion partition (it's in 'System/Library/CoreServices') - then Lion will boot just fine :-) Thingi System.zip
  9. Hi Everybody, The following will be of use to people who have upgraded their old Mac Mini's from a Core-Solo or Core-Duo to a Core2Duo and want to run Lion. 1. If you already have 10.6.6 installed create a new partition for Lion via disk utility. 2. Mount the Lion DMG and run the Lion Installer (make sure you select the Lion Partition you just made). 3. The machine will reboot and Lion installer will go through phase 2 of the install (but it will refuse to boot at this point). 4. Boot back into Snow Leopard and Navigate to '/System/Library/CoreServices' on the Lion partition. 5. Open the 'PlatformSupport.plist' file with sudo permissions in nano/vi and add the following string '<string>Mac-F4208EC8</string>'. 6. Save the file and reboot into Lovely Lion (it really, really needs a Magic Mouse or TrackPad to use the new features properly - a standard mouse doesn't do it justice). If you want to boot the Lion DVD dmg image from a Flash drive or external HDD then you must to do the following:- 1. Restore the DMG to your install disc target. 2. Go into /System/Library/CoreServices of the install disc you just created and open the 'PlatformSupport.plist' in with vi/nano in the terminal (using sudo so you can save it). 3. Add the following platform string to the list already there '<string>Mac-F4208EC8</string>' and then save the file. 4. Boot the machine using the install disc you just created and Install Lion. 5. Not too sure here but I'm assuming Lion installed from a modded external drive will boot ok after the second part of the Lion Installer has completed, if it doesn't boot from an external Snow Leopard installation (or Snow Leopard Partition on your hdd) and makes the changes above. thingi :-)
  10. Hi, My oc'd intel mac mini finally blew up the other day so I'm having to use my N110 netbook with my 23" monitor at the moment (which isn't that bad at all really :-) I'm running 10.6.4 with Quartz Extreme and the external monitor is running fine at 1680x1050, the trouble is that I've not quite got enough performance for all flash to run properly on the external screen. My gma950 is overclocked to 400mhz which helps a bit but I'd like to dedicate all the Video memory to the external display. I'm also using my bt apple keyboard (old white style) & a magic mouse so closing the netbook lid is a no-go since 'clamshell mode' only works by waking from usb as far as I can tell (don't even know if clamshell mode is possible on a osx86 + I had enough hassle getting sleep to work properly anyway). So the question is how to I enable a 'clamshell' like mode and output to the external display only with the lid open? I'd be reasonably happy with a dsdt mod / kext hack to permanently disable the internal video as I can put up booting into a different partition for when I'm away from my desk. please help! thingi
  11. What's working and what's not

    Beta 2 of Fusion 2 works in Snow Leopard :-) thingi
  12. I'm currently running Leopard Server in Snow Leopard via VMware!! Fusion2 beta 1 used to just bounce in the dock but Beta 2 of Fusion 2 (build 2.0b2) works fine :-) Leopard Server runs very well in a vm. Software Quartz Image works pretty well, shame about no Quartz Extreme acceleration (vesa 2 driver) or audio - anyone got a kext for a SoundBlaster AudioPCI 128 (ES1371) card? thingi
  13. 1. Tied into a year long contact (about four months left). 2. Cheap (due to the bargin I stuck with em' last year 20mb bb for £17.50 with no caps but no more than 4gb between 4pm and midnight each day or the connection drops to 4mb til two hours after midnight. Some customers were very unhappy but Transmission has lovely preferences and I can vnc back to my mac while at work whenever I want anyway:-) 3. The nearest local exchange is quite close but it's limited to 8mb. From the distance from the exchange I'd get about 6.5mbps. No date for 24mb. 4. For the amount I download a slow ADSL line without nasty caps would be about 25 quid a month + I'd have to change my phone line and get skanked on rip off line rental too. The UK sucks when it comes to net access. The free deals aren't free and the alternative's I've got are of limited appeal. thingi
  14. I will send an email but I don't expect a reply. Thought the site had been taken down or was under a sustained DoS attack, but after using google to check out for any news/posting of problems tried a proxy on a hunch. My ISP are evil, Tech Support is telephone only and is actually charged for unless you prove a connection problem is their fault (but changing soon due to a customer revolt). On top of that they've just jumped into bed with a spyware company of old:- http://www.badphorm.co.uk/page.php?2 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/02/29/phorm_roundup/ thingi
  15. Hi, My ISP is VirginMedia in the uk (20mb cable). It would appear that they are blocking all traffic to http://www.osx86project.org/, http://www.insanelymac.com/ and http://forum.insanelymac.com/ IP's. The only way I can get to the above sites is via an external proxy. Its been like this for a couple of weeks now! thingi
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