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  1. Are working OOB Geforce GT 210 on Sierra 10.12?

    Sorted it ... In Clover - Under Graphics: added a "VideoPorts" value of "2" (which contained nothing previously) - Under Graphics: added a "NVCAP" value to "04000000000001000e0000000000000700000000" (again previously there was no value)
  2. Are working OOB Geforce GT 210 on Sierra 10.12?

    Hi Guys, Can you help ? I have a EVGA GeForce 210 1024MB DDR3 Video card and I can get it to work but I'm trying to get the VGA port working too, as a 2nd monitor in Sierra but when I plug the DVI AND VGA leads into the card, the screen goes blank when I log in, using Nvidia Web drivers. If I just use the VGA or just use the DVI it works fine. I have found the NCAP field in Clover but it's a text box, what should I put in there ?, will that make my VGA monitor display work at the same time ? Many thanks TK :-)
  3. Hey Ed, Thanks for the super quick reply, but the grey matter is still not functioning that well ! Got it sorted with a fresh copy of this version of Chameleon (Chameleon-2.2svn-r2377.pkg - Attached) Thanks for your help ! Cheers & good talking to you again :-) TK PS - Didn't need to repair any permissions either :-) Chameleon-2.2svn-r2377.pkg.zip
  4. Hi folks, Had a stable copy of Mavericks running on my Microserver for ages. However, I'm trying to change my system disk I have used CCC to copy the partitions (live & backup) but there is no bootloader installed on the new disk. I have used Niresh's ISO CD which allows me to boot (via the new disk), but I cannot for the life of me, remember how to install it onto the new system disk. With Snow Leopard I just used the Cameleon PKG file and installed it onto the system disk but I don't know which package file to use for the Niresh (flaming) bootloader. Can anyone remind me please ? Cheers TK PS - I still have the original 'working' system disk, so can copy it from there if I know what I'm looking for.
  5. 10.10 on Dell Inspiron i3487 desktop...

    Fixed It !! The solution was right under my nose .... I assumed that everything else was ok but if the Ethernet Kext didn't load, maybe the others in the same folder (EFI, Clover, Kexts, 10.10) folder might have not loaded as well. This was the case. Solution: I used "Kext Wizard" to manually load all the kext files from the 10.10 clover folder, on the install USB, into S/L/E on the target drive (Step 5 from the easily repeatable guide in post #2 above) and repaired permissions & rebuild cache. After that, everything worked as expected and now it logs in (from pressing the power button to my desktop) in less than 30 seconds - Not bad ! Cheers TK
  6. 10.10 on Dell Inspiron i3487 desktop...

    Hi, I'm so ridiculously close and then it all goes a bit Pete Tong ! Everything works, except for the Ethernet Kext (even though it's in the EFI Clover Kexts 10.10 folder, but using Kext Wizard to get it into S/L/E works brilliantly. Then it's good all the way to signing into Yosemite on my SSD but with the reliance on the USB boot stick I make the right changes to the config file (using Clover configurator) and change the boot disk from LastDiskBooted to SSD (the name of my OSX Primary Disk Drive in step 19 and then reboot and change the BIOS to UEFI an boot without the USB stick. It's all fine, it's gets the Clover Boot Disk startup screen, where i add the '-v' flag and also check the Kernel flags. At this point it's got the allowkexts ticked, the Kernel PM ticked, Apple RTC ticked but also the other intel PM kext ticked (I'm not sure why), anyhow, I try to boot past it and it's fine until it loads the ethernet driver then it produces a bug error (se epics) and pretty much freezes. After that I can get back in via the USB bootloader stick until it completely gives up ! I just need help on the last hurdle from taking away the reliance on the USB stick to load the OS. I have tried 3 times and each time if fails at the same point. I have a USB audio card and also an additional SATA controller but as these work under the USB bootloader, I cannot see why it would cause issues under the SSD boot loader. Please can I have some help/advice ... I'm so close it hurts !!!!! Many thanks TK PS - The Realtek ALC662VD audio (rear line-out working with patched version of VooDooHDA injected at Clover boot -- link ) link takes me to a zip file which cannot bedownloaded (not sure if this is contributing to my problem), as I download the other audio kexts in the Tonymac instructions, but ultimately, just use the USB sound.
  7. Incorrect Time - Workaround Hi all, i've been really struggling with my system time ever since going to 10.9.4 (Mavericks) on my N36L It was so bad that I was losing about 4 hours in 24 ! So I've made a bit of an ugly workaround:- 1. I found the command to update the time from Terminal from the command line, then I managed to do it without asking for the password, separately "echo YOURPASSWORD | sudo -S ntpdate -u uk.pool.ntp.org" - Obviously you need to enter your password to get it to work without further prompts. 2. The next thing I did was to create a shell script in Automator (New workflow) using this Shell: /Bin/Bash (from the dropdown) and then echo YOURPASSWORD | sudo -S ntpdate -u uk.pool.ntp.org exit 3. I saved it as an app. Now I could run the app and it would fix the time, without promting for username or password. Admittedly, you could find out my password (not great) if you looked inside this file. 4. Lastly, I downloaded a free scheduling program from here http://www.macscheduler.net/ and set it to run the time fix app I created every 15 mins. I'm sure there are better ways to do this (much better ways) but at least I have found a workaround and have fixed the incorrect time issue .. If anyone knows a better way, then I am all ears .. just thought I'd share what I learned and I need to make this solution more secure !! Cheers TK :-) Notice I had to enter my password
  8. Can someone help me out please, I've googled for England, but can't figure how to make a CD which boots and runs Cameleon-2.2svn-r2377.pkg This is because, if I (accidently) knacker Niresh's bootloader, the only way I can get it back is by booting another mac, attaching my system disk to it's usb (with connectors and wires everywhere) and then run the pkg to install on the original disk. When I had Snow Leopard, I just downloaded and burnt the Chameleon ISO file, but there doesn't seem to be one for the version I need (see top of my post) Any help / pointers appreciated. Thanks very much ! TK
  9. Thanks Ed, This made a big difference The time was a couple of mins out over a 24hr period (instead of 2 hours out - over the same period) Will continue to monitor :-) Cheers TK
  10. A while back I had time sync issues on SL and I have the same thing on Mavericks If I have the "sync time " selected to European time, my MicroServer loses time until I go back into the Date &Time Preferences (and then TAB) and suddenly the time fixes itself. Is anyone else getting this ? Does anyone know who to work around it ? I seem to recall creating a program using automator that updated the time every hour, I will see if I can trace my steps ! Cheers TK
  11. Not exactly sure why but i've been getting EBIOS read error: Media Error - messages when I boot my machine ... I have identified the disk that's causing the problem. However, I cannot get the bootloader to load so that I can boot from another disk and sort it Will find my SL install disk and see if I can get to Disk Utility from there and sort it out. Once I have, I will boot off another disk, backup the data (I have a recent copy so it's not the end of the world) and then re-format it. The fun never stops ! **Update ** in the end I booted from my SL disk and tried to repair the disk about 20 times, until I was able to copy files off and re-format it. On to the next issue ...
  12. Hi Ed, When I boot normally, I get the bootmenu (set to my disk/partition of choice) with a few secs to de-select it. Thne I get to choose from any of the others or add boot flags. Have I answered your question correctly ? - not sure if I have but that's what I get. In the case of Mavericks, I got the Niresh boot menu instead of the chameleon one, but every since booting back to SL the Niresh bootloader has stopped working and I have to use his install image (USB) to get it to load into Mavericks successfully (as it refuses to load, if I select the Mavericks image from the Chameleon boot loader). Cheers Tahir
  13. Thanks Splonk, My machine now recognises the video card :-) but .. I still can't change the resolution (I can the refresh rate only) and the graphics are still jerky/flickery Here's a copy of my Chameleon boot plist file but I will have another bash at this tomorrow Cheers TK <key>Timeout</key> <string>3</string> <key>Default Partition</key> <string>hd(0,1)</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>AtiPorts</key> <string>3</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>"1920x1080x32"</string> <key>AtiConfig</key> <string>Eulemur</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>InstantMenu</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Kernel</key> <string>AMD_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-f npci=0x2000</string> <key>PciRoot</key> <string>1</string> restored from basic copy and copied the two modified AMD5000 and ATIX3000 kexts files, put the latest (above) Org.Chameleon plist into the Extra Folder, repaired the permissons in the S/L/E folder using Kext utility, rebooted and it still didn't work ! :-( So I did the following:- 1. Restored the original AMD5000 and ATIX3000 kext files into S/L/E then selected "show package contents" and manually edited the info.plist file to add 0x68f9 (after the IOPCIMatch bit of the AMD5000 kext and after the Cedar bit of the ATIX300 - replacing the previous value) 2. Moved the <key>AtiPorts</key> <string>3</string> key so that it was below the <key>AtiConfig</key> <string>Eulemur</string> key (not sure this achieved anything 3. Repaired the S/L/E folders from Kext wizard and re-booted when completed. Low and behold it worked. Also, when I checked, I had a 1024mb of Video RAM (as I previously thought it was 512mb) :-) The only thing that doesn't work is that I cannot manually change the resolution to anything other than the resolution in my plist file. However, will try removing it from the plist, rebooting and seeing what happens. Now taking backups as I've finally got a stable base platform to work from - Thanks Ed, Splonk & Janitor ** Was all going too well today - when I tried to backup using CCC it complains about a com.apple.documentationVersions plist file should I be concerned ?, can I just delete it and copy it from an earlier backup or will it re-create ?? *** Cheers TK Deleted the plist files in the com.apple.documentationVersions (in the 1 and 2 subfolders) and the backups run error free. Apparently, they are meant to keep versions of documents. Will read up/ experiment to see if they re-create ! Hope I haven't done anything serious !!
  14. Thanks Ed, Just my luck when I think I'm making progress, things get complicated. I did a bit of searching and found a page that Niresh owned that told me to download 2 files (AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext) for the 0x68f9 whic is my ATI/Radeon 5450 512mb Graphics card. It also told me to amend the Chameleon plist file in the Extra folder to add the following:- <key>AtiConfig</key> <string>Eulemur</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> Then copy the two files in the S/L/E folder and then using Kext Wizard, I should repair permissions on the S/L/E folder Did all of this, re-booted but it made no difference Tried it again but this time I used Kext Utility to install the two kext files, repair and reboot again (I also took out the lines from your plist file that stated the screen resolution required Reboot and still no joy, I still have a 3mb graphics card according to my OS Any ideas why ?, I was so confident that it was gonna work this time :-( Might re-download the files from another site and re-try but as far as I can tell, that SHOUD have worked. Any ideas oh great one ? Cheers TK
  15. Cheers Will play about after I've made my first backup .. time to roll out CCC (my fav) I think I might have to install the ATI kext(s) I did when using SL to get my Graphics card to work Incidentally, I'm running on 8GB RAM quite happily ! :-) Not trying to run before I can walk but where are the locations of and how do you replace the old system.kext and sandbox.kext after running the 10.9.4 update ? Just wanted to ask before I forgot :-) Cheers TK