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  1. I want to build a Hackintosh inside of a Powermac G4 QuickSilver case. Because the Quicksilver cases are beautiful.


    Unfortunately, vanilla Quicksilver cases don't fit PC parts. The Laser Hive sells conversion kits but they require the use of a drill, and I'm confident enough in my abilities to do it myself.


    If anyone has one of these converted cases and is bored with it, I'd like to buy it from you! If anyone would like to convert one for me, I'll buy the finished product from you too! Please tell me what you think a reasonable price would be!

  2. After I use this to install Snow Leopard, is there some trick to getting the VMWare Tools installed? The installation always seems to fail.


    Edit: Never mind me, this had nothing to do with the unlocker. VMWare Tools has an expired certificate and Snow Leopard's installer doesn't let you bypass the error. Remove the certificate by expanding and then repacking the .pkg with pkgutil on the command line.

  3. 17 minutes ago, Hervé said:

    if you Google for GTX 780 in Mavericks, you'll see lots of reports of issues, especially for the Ti model which was poorly supported not to say unsupported, at least with Apple's native drivers. No personal experience on the matter but make sure you run the latest Mavericks 10.9.5 build, then try to install the Nvidia Web Driver applicable for the 10.9.5 build you run.



    Thanks! Unfortunately, I'm on 10.9.5 already, and installing the web driver doesn't seem to have any effect (but, I've confirmed the kexts are getting loaded).


    The reports you're referring to are why I bought a 780 after initially getting a 780 Ti for this project. Although there are some reports of people having trouble with the 780—particularly with regard to CUDA—there seemed to be agreement that the card basically worked. And 780 even those issues were apparently fixed with 10.9.5.


    That said, I'm more than willing to buy a third card if you think there's a substantial chance it will fix the problem. I want to be using the most powerful card I possibly can... if the 780 Ti and 780 are both out, should I get a 770? Or something else?

  4. I really, really like OS X Mavericks. But you can't install it on modern hardware, so I'm trying to use ESXI instead. I want this to feel as "native" as possible, so GPU passthrough is a must!


    I'm using a ESXI 6.7u3 on a Skylake machine, and I'm trying to passthrough either my GTX 780 Ti or my GTX 780 6GB, both of which should theoretically be supported OOTB on Mavericks. Unfortunately, they both behave the exact same way:


    When a boot a High Sierra VM, GPU passthrough works (basically) perfectly. The system outputs to my real monitor via HDMI, and the card appears in System Profiler as either a GTX 780 Ti or a GTX 780 (depending on which one I have installed in my machine). I was also able to run Tomb Raider 2013, so I definitely have full acceleration.


    Unfortunately however, I can't seem to get passthrough working in Mavericks. The VM boots, and my monitor briefly flashes "signal searching" as though something is about to happen, but only black is ever displayed. OS X only shows one display as connected, and my GPU is listed in System Profiler as "nVidia Chip Model".


    I've been more-or-less banging my head against the wall for the past week, and at this point, I'm very stuck. Is there anything else I can try to get my GPU working in Mavericks? What could be different between Mavericks and High Sierra that causes only one to work?


    Please let me know if there are any logs/configs/etc that would be helpful! I'm also more than willing to buy different/more graphics cards if there's a substantial chance it will make a difference, but I'd also like to avoid wantonly burning money :).  Thank you so much!

  5. @wowfunhappy 

    so it works to go to windows. then why dont you create a default volume Clover to boot macOS - that way, macOS can boot and does not require any intervention.


    As I mentioned in my post, macOS is already set as the default. That's why this is so odd.



    From Windows you can use easyuefi to change boot.

    It looks like easyuefi costs $30? I'm not opposed to paying for software, but that's a lot of money for something that really should be happening automatically anyway.

    Edit: The free version won't work on my pro edition of Windows.

  6. Ahhh yeah. Exactly! This one gives me worries as well. Especially Apple QA is not what it used to be, and since  apparently there isn't even a dedicated macOS team anymore, I also think this might not get much better. Actually I  did something I never did before now, and downgraded my OS back to El Capitan. Wasn't much fun, but works much better for me.


    Just curious, what do you not like about Sierra? I've found it to basically be a slicker El Capitan. What features did they remove? I still hate the post-Mavericks UI, but not a lot I can do about that.


    These extra processors don't sound like a big deal IMO. Worst case scenario, sleep won't work. Oh no! Whatever will I do when my desktop computer that's designed to always be connected to a power source can't go to sleep!

  7. I use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, so I'm trying to figure out how to reboot into Windows (and then reboot again back into OS X) without actually activating the Clover menu.


    On a real Mac, the following terminal reboots into Windows, and restarting again from windows boots into OS X.

    bless --device /dev/[Windows Partition Identifier] --mount /Volumes/[Windows Volume] --setBoot --nextonly && reboot

    My EFI-boot, Clover-based Hackintosh also reboots into Windows after running this command, but once done I can't seem to get back into OS X (without lugging out my old USB keyboard to activate the Clover menu). For whatever reason, the --nextonly option is getting completely ignored. It goes without saying that I have my mac partition set as the default boot volume in config.plist.


    Any help? Thanks!

  8. I'm looking for a quick/easy way to reboot my computer into Windows from OS X. I do not want to permanently change the default startup OS. I cannot use the Clover boot menu because I use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard.


    On a real Mac, you can change the startup disk via a quick terminal command:


    /usr/sbin/bless -mount /Volumes/BOOTCAMP -setBoot  --nextonly

    Contrary to popular belief, this command works perfectly find under El Capitan, provided SIP is disabled. Alongside an Applescript app or an automator service, you can use this method to make booting into Windows as simple as entering a key command.


    This command does not, however, appear to work under Clover.


    The only method I've found that works under Clover is:


    System Preferences -> Startup Disk -> Lock Icon -> "Bootcamp" -> Restart -> Confirm.


    That's already a lot of clicks, but it's become even worse since I began using Paragon NTFS. Drive's using Paragon's drivers won't show up in the startup disk menu, so the software needs to be disabled first. Thus, the process becomes:


    System Preferences -> Paragon Preference Pane -> Disable Paragon NTFS -> Unmount Bootcamp drive -> Mount Bootcamp drive -> Return to System Preferences Main Menu ->  Startup Disk -> Lock Icon -> "Bootcamp" -> Restart -> Confirm

    The Paragon preference pane has it's own option for changing the startup disk to get around Apple's limitation, but like the Bless command, this option does not seem to work under Clover.


    Suffice to say, booting into Windows has become quite annoying. Surely there's a better method? Perhaps a terminal command to quickly set whatever nvram variable is being changed by the startup disk preference pane? Thank you!

  9. Hello! I think that this is a bug in Clover, so I almost posted in the bug reporting thread, but I'm not 100% sure that it isn't user-error. Let me know if I should repost this in the main thread for bug reports.


    I use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, so choosing which OS to boot into during startup is difficult. My default operating system is OS X, as that's what I generally use, but sometimes I want to boot into Windows to play a game. My Windows partition is named "Bootcamp."


    Just like on a real mac, in order to restart into Windows without permanently changing my default OS, I can go to "System Preferences" -> "Startup Disk", hit the "Bootcamp" icon, and click restart. So far so good.


    On a real Mac, however, it's ALSO possible to change the startup disk via running the following terminal command:

    bless --folder /Volumes/Bootcamp --setBoot --nextonly && reboot
    On my Clover-based Hackintosh machine, this command doesn't work—my computer restarts, but back into OS X instead of Windows.
    Because this command is the basis of a number of 3rd party apps such as Bootchamp and (presumably) the Paragon NTFS Driver Utility, these applications are similarly unable to change the startup disk. Of these two, Paragon is the one that is particularly problematic for me—while the driver is in use, it is impossible to change the startup disk via the built in System Preferences Menu. In order to boot into Windows, I have to disable the Paragon drivers, unmount and remount the Bootcamp partition, change the startup disk, and then remember to re-enable Paragon the next time I boot into OS X. It's not the end of the world, but it is a bit annoying.


    So, am I doing something wrong, or is this in fact a bug in Clover? I can't imagine why the system preferences menu would work, but the terminal command would not.

  10. It has like 6 errors and I can't compile it to add Rehabman's NullEthernet patch.

    You do know you don't need a custom DSDT to use that patch, right? Just put the patched SSDT into your EFI partition (I don't remember the exact path atm, but it's in the readme).


    I don't want to dissuade you from creating a custom DSDT, just be aware that if your goal is to get NullEthernet working, there is a muuuuuch easier method.



    Also, I'd skip the 6700k unless energy usage is an issue. The 5820k is a lot better at multi-tasked, hyper-threaded applications and the i5 is cheaper. 

    6700k still has better single core performance than the 5820k, though. If you want the best IPC possible, while still maintaining significantly better multi-core performance than the 6600k, the 6700k seems like a good choice.

  11. Sorry for the triple post, but I feel that it's warranted given new information:


    I have—through pure and simple luck—discovered a fix. Adding the boot argument "debug=yes" allows my system to boot up without problems, even if my USB adapter is not connected.


    ...I suppose I should be happy that everything works now, but to be honest I'm kind of weirded out. I don't like not understanding stuff like this. As far as I can tell, "debug=yes" isn't actually a real boot argument... so what is it changing? If anyone has a theory as to why this worked, I'd really appreciate it.

  12. Okay, so after booting into Windows and then soft-rebooting back into OS X, bluetooth works (despite the fact that I have no BT kexts installed, i guess the FW stays loaded) and performance is much, MUCH better. My mouse is usable functional now!


    Strangely, the Firmware version listed in About This Mac is the same as when I loaded the firmware via kexts: v14 c5575. What?!


    (Also, I can't seem to pair my Apple Keyboard, but one problem at a time).

  13. Hi! I like many others have a AzureWave AW-CE123H. Wifi works fine, but bluetooth has issues.


    Bluetooth technically works. The computer detects my bluetooth device, and I'm able to pair with my mouse and keyboard. However, the quality of my connection is awful. Both my keyboard and mouse show an RSSI of less than -90 dmb, and the mouse in particular is extremely laggy and erratic.


    I originally thought that hardware/environmental factors were to blame, except that both the keyboard and mouse work PERFECTLY under Windows, with the exact same hardware under the same conditions.


    What could be going on here? I've tried using BrcmPatchRAM2+BrcmFirmwareData as well as BrcmBluetoothInjector (not at the same time, of course), and both give the same results.

  14. Hello! I am having a really odd problem. If I try to start up my computer without my Azio BTD-V201 USB Buetooth Adapter connected, it will kernel panic on boot.




    If my bluetooth adapter is connected during the startup process, everything works fine. I can even disconnect my bluetooth adapter once OS X has finished starting up.




    This has been happening since I installed Hackintosh a few weeks ago, although it was never really a problem until now, because I just bought a PCIe bluetooth card I want to use instead. This card works fine, but only if I plug in my old USB bluetooth adapter during boot, and unplug the adapter afterwards to make OS X switch over to internal bluetooth.


    What could be happening? I tried googling "IOBluetoothHostControllerUARTTransport" and zero results came up. :/

  15. Can confirm—ethernet seems to be working great!


    Edit: I'm not sure if this is normal OS X behavior or not, but I figured it's worth mentioning: When I first added the ethernet interface in System Preferences -> Network, OS X insisted that the ethernet cable was unplugged. This did not change until I hit "apply".

  16. While I never ran memtest, I know that the extra ram was working because Dolphin is able to load far more custom textures into memory. I'm going to try memtest now.


    Edit: Huh, memtest DOES seem to be acting strange. It refuses to test more than 1200 mb—anything more than that it says is "too large"—but there should be several gigabytes free according to activity monitor.


    All tests pass, but given that it's only testing memory regions below the 4gb marker, I'm not sure what that tells us.


    (I'm using the command line version of memtest)


    Edit2: Booted into single user mode and ran memtest there. It was able to test nearly all of my 8GB and all tests passed without issue.

  17. OMG, I fixed it. It was such an easy fix, I can't believe I couldn't figure it out until now.


    In Clover Configurator, I added the following (click the plus sign):




    Obviously, change these values based on your RAM.


    YOU MUST FILL IN ALL VALUES. It's okay to put in "Unknown" for some fields (I did, as you can see), but everything must be filled in. This is what stopped it from working when I first tried several days ago.


    (I'm sure you could accomplish the same thing with textEdit instead of Clover Configurator.)