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  1. Any UX32VD users with a (near) perfect working install of Maverick? Detailed how-to would be really welcome! I'm really hesitant on giving this another shot, but I've already invested quite a lot of time in getting 10.8 smoothly working, but there's was always something not decently working sadly.
  2. I've used this blog (link) to get Mountain Lion working nicely with VMWare, so far this seems to run noticeably faster than a native install (you can find my benchmarks on previous pages of native vs vmware) with the only downside that the graphics driver is only average, animations aren't that fluid, but other than that it runs really smooth. And if you have an Apple Magic Mouse and/or Wireless Keyboard you connect them directly via bluetooth in the VMWare. I aswell would love to run ML natively on my UX32VD, but right now for me the VMWare install still seems the better option due to performance (CPU only works at maximum 50% of its capacity it seems) and sleep issues on the native install.
  3. Wow, I can't believe it.. it's finally working woohoo! I am so grateful, thank you phelics12, for you writing this guide, it worked right out of the box and it boots extremely fast. Since I have the exact same model UX32VD, I just tried your exact EFI folder and it worked straight away! What I notice so far that isn't (fully) working: - HDMI out: plugging in the HDMI cable doesn't do anything, rebooting with the cable plugged in gives no screen, only some small artifacts on the left side of the screen - Performance is still not optimal compared to my VMWare install, I do have 10GB ram available now, but the CPU isn't working 100% when it should, I get the same CPU performance as with the 32-bit kernel of Chameleon (http://www.mediafire...u5t7bt8bvj7qq3a vmware vs native with chameleon, results with clover are very similar to chameleon after running geekbench) - Sleep is not working for me, it seems to power on again, but the screen doesn't come on
  4. What else did you do to finally get OS X booting? I'm now stuck at the error you copy-pasted in your previous post .
  5. Thanks for the answer, but I still can't get it to work with Clover. I've tried your Clover EFI folder from 2-3 pages back in this topic and also redid the guide on the last page again from both USB and EFI partition on the SSD, but no luck with both methods. When it boots it either hangs at varying statements (in verbose mode, like "Pthread support ABORTS when sync kernel primitives misused") or it just reboots immediately and takes me back to the BIOS screen. I'm about to give up because it's getting really frustrating :/, no clue what I'm doing wrong, since it seems to work for most of the people here, though I'm no expert in this area, but I thought I followed all the steps correctly that have been given here. It works just fine in Chameleon, but then it's in 32 bit mode and the CPU can only be utilised for about 50% of its maximum performance, guess I'll have to stick with a VMWare install (with buggy graphics drivers) to do my development in :/. .. or if someone with a UX32VD i7 could share his up-to-date EFI partition, maybe that could help, although I read it varies strongly based on what setup you have? I just want to try it on a USB stick and boot the Mountain Lion partition on my internal SSD.
  6. Thanks for the guide, but I'm really struggling to get it working, I've been trying for hours to get Clover running but without results, I don't understand what I am doing wrong. I add Clover to the boot option as I should but I always get a black screen and nothing happens. I've got some questions that could help me: Where is the EFI partition located? Is it on the internal SSD (disk1s1) or the HDD (disk0s1), in your guide it says disk0 so it should be the HDD, although when you add it as a boot option in the BIOS you say select the iSSD, so shouldn't it be disk1s1 that you need to format and mount and do all the config on? Plus, isn't there a step missing in the guide where you copy the EFI folder to the EFI partition? "----# diskutil list ----# sudo newfs_msdos -v Fat32 -F 32 /dev/disk0s1" and then in the next step you say "mount_msdos /dev/disk0s1 /mnt cd /mnt/EFI/drivers64UEFI" and assume that there are files there, while you have just formatted that drive before? I was confused and assumed you had to copy the EFI files installed on your Mountain Lion partition to the EFI partition, correct? My setup is as following: disk 0: Recovery Partition (300MB) / EFI System Partition / Windows 8 partition disk 1 (iSSD): EFI System Partition (200MB) / OS X 10.8 Edit: I've now tried solving it by putting the EFI folder on an USB stick and I can finally get into Clover, but starting OSX just hangs immediately.. I so badly want to get this working in 64 bit, but I've been stuck for hours now :/. Has someone who has it working already benchmarked it? Does it actually run pretty much twice as fast now (as it should be) compared to Chameleon method?
  7. When you boot up 10.8 in safe mode (-x flag) for the first time you need to first install the 10.8.2 combo update (which can be found on the Apple website for example) before you do anything else and reboot the system. Check the guide on the previous page. Thanks a lot for this handy tip, I didn't know this existed! I've been looking for various ways aswell to stop the irritating fan popping in periodically, drives me crazy when I'm in a quiet room and I knew the Zenbook is capable of just passive cooling when it's not being used intensively.
  8. Deleting the wrong kext didn't cause any problems since it was eventually being overwritten normally in your step number 6 in your guide . I've succesfully also installed 10.8.2 with your guide, though I've found that the performance of the laptop isn't really optimal yet. I've also got a VMWare Mountain Lion install under Windows 8 and I get a Geekbench benchmark score of about 6500 and on my native Mountain Lion install (= result of your guide) I only get about 4500. I've included a side by side comparison of the benchmarks of both systems running on 10.8.2. Any idea what might cause this? benchmark comparison image (VMWare install vs native install): http://www.mediafire...u5t7bt8bvj7qq3a It seems the CPU is only being used 50% at full load, as Geekbench states that there seems to only be "one processor", although the i7 is a dualcore of course . Wrong kexts?
  9. Hey Thomas2111, I finally got it up and running thanks to your guide. The only mistake is the name of the kext, which is incorrect: AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext doesn't exist in that location. I think it should be AppleACPIPlatform.kext? I deleted that instead and everything seems to work fine so far. Now I'm retrying your guide with the 10.8.2 combo update . Thanks a lot for the great guide!!
  10. This is awesome news! Even the geforce? Wow.. thank you SO MUCH Thomas2111, I'm trying this now, will report my results .
  11. Hey Kev, Did you also manage to get the external display working correctly (through HDMI)? I'm also a software engineering student currently in my last year and right now I'm running OSX under VMWare, but it's not ideal, I would love to get OSX fully functioning native, because I need it to work on my master thesis for various frameworks which don't work under Windows correctly and I'm not a huge fan of Ubuntu . + if anyone could pinpoint me how I would install OSX on the cache SSD while already having a working Windows 8 install on the regular drive, which bootloader should I choose? I've got a UX32VD, but I think it doesn't matter much though. And is the Dell card the best alternative for the wireless card or are there other options aswell?