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About tafkad

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  1. Hello, Honestly it can be very easy, and I used no DSDT (I tried but I can't get them to compile to an .aml again after I extract them) I have the latest A14 bios on both machines. I will lay out what I think is the quickest and easiest way to succeed (I recently set up another one and have settled on this method here) First go to: http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=3275 And grab - 1. 2 Partition USB method.zip You also need a USB stick of at least 8 Gb's And best to have a USB keyboard and USB mouse handy (I really needed these) Once you can successfully make a USB installer the rest is pretty easy: Step one - Partition the USB stick into 2 partitions, the 1st a small 250Mg one named BOOT and the 2nd all the rest of the space named INS_LEO (names not important) Step two - restore the boot image partition (from the zip file) to the BOOT partition on the USB stick (it is in the 2 Partition USB method.zip from the link above) Step three - follow the instructions to make the INS_LEO Partition with a Lion installer image (that you must have) insert the replacement kexts into the system/library/extensions folder (just delete the ones that are there first then put these in their place) You now have a stick that will boot an M6300 and it has the 2 most important kexts that you need to replace after the install to get it booting If you plan on having WiFi and want the best easy solution buy an Apple BCM94321MC I am using 3 of those cards, 2 in my M6300's and one in my desktop with an adaptor (get s:l:e kexts.zip from the link above and there is an IO80211Family kext for this card in there) all 3 work well and have no problems getting to the App Store (these cards can be bought used for around $10) Boot the USB installer, choose a language, go to disk utilities and partition your hard drive with at least 2 equal size partitions (I chose 50 gigs each but it is up to you) I also made a 3rd partition of about 200 gigs to store image files and software Perform the install onto the first partition - when the install is done do not restart! choose to open a terminal instead - from there you can replace the IOPCIFamily.kext & AppleACPIPlatform.kext These are the only unix commands needed: ls list contents cd navigate pwd Display absolute path to present working directory. rm -rf DIRECTORY Same as rm -r but without asking for confirmations. cp -rf DIR NEWDIR Copy DIR and all its contents to NEWDIR. you need to navigate to /volumes/ and use ls to see all your drives including the Lion USB installer partition if you named your new install something like OSX_01 (for example only, name whatever you like) then the remove commands will go something like this: rm -rf /volumes/OSX_01/system/library/extensions/IOPCIFamily.kext rm -rf /volumes/OSX_01/system/library/extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext and if you named your USB Lion installer partition something like INS_LEO for example the copy commands go something like: cp -rf /volumes/INS_LEO/system/library/extensions/IOPCIFamily.kext /volumes/OSX_01/system/library/extensions/ cp -rf /volumes/INS_LEO/system/library/extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext /volumes/OSX_01/system/library/extensions/ There may be typos so have a list of basic unix commands handy, pwd is handy as you can navigate deep and then enter pwd and get the entire path and copy it so you can paste it (less typing that way) You can do the same for the WiFi kext at this point too if that is the route chosen. Now you can quit the terminal and click the reboot button and boot, then F12 choose USB then when Chameleon starts up again choose the new Lion install partition and type these boot flags: arch=i386 -f -v That should boot the install where you can RUN [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] & install easy beast so you don't need the USB to boot (TIP - once to the desktop eject the usb) I did exactly this and all went perfect, I only have LION 10.7.0 so after I did this I rebooted to make sure it was working then I used the USB stick to reboot the installer where I used Disk utilities to make an image file of the new install before I messed it up, I then restore the image to my 2nd partition to have two working installs I could boot (in case I mess one up also) After that it gets a little tricky to upgrade all the way to 10.7.5 I then booted to the Hard Drive and chose the 2nd partition and upgraded to 10.7.4 but before I rebooted I replaced all 3 kexts (I used the 3 from my s:l:e kexts.zip) again because the upgrades mess up the install if you do not. I also kept track of a few other kexts that I rolled back which I believe are - IONDRVSupport.kext AppleBacklightExpert.kext IOGraphicsFamily.kext AudioAUUC.kext (you may want to copy the S/L/Extensions folder to the desktop or spare partition after you get the first Install booting, then you can compare and roll back from there) I rolled back all 7 kexts I have now listed each time I ran an upgrade before rebooting (not sure if all needed this but I had no issues this way) Once I finally had it to 10.7.5 I was able to get it to boot without the added boot flags and run at 64bit mode - I will attach my final org.chameleon.Boot.plist It may take a few tries - Best of luck! org.chameleon.Boot.plist.zip
  2. This is to let the diehards who don't want to let go of there killer m6300's yet that there is hope for them for a little while longer. I am running 10.7.4 currently using Lion from the app store + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + a few files. This is a method to allow a legitimate install of your purchased download installer but because of the method I had to use I can't give all the details here. I don't want to violate any rules on this great sight and even though this has allowed a legitimate install it is not without some slight tinkering with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] files. A search over at osx86 downloads for m6300 will take you to my guide - http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=3275 the files you need are there. I have tried so hard to do this for the past 6 months and had this m6300 over a year, but was really about to give up. Questions everywhere go unanswered as people can't seem to be bothered to help with an older machine or they just don't have the answers (always just seems to be the same old "try this or that boot flag" response) and I just hope this will help those that still have one of these boxes get some more time out of it. I would love it if some HT Guru could take the time to figure out how I did this and discover a better way to make it happen not to mention that I would love to install ML on the m6300 but it appears that changes in the installer since lion make this very hard to figure out for someone like me. Been a silent viewer here over a year and learned so much from all the great minds, best of luck to all. UPDATE: Decided to try to get to 10.7.5 and was successful - I had to do some fixing to make it happen: rolled back 8 kexts to be safe (most likely more than needed) which were new ones from the update + the IOUSBFamily, IOUSBMassStorageClass & IO80211Family from my 10.6.7 image with permission repair - a couple flag boots and then I replaced 5 of those kexts with ones from my 10.7.4 partition with repair and then all booted as normal... so far so good UPDATE 2: After some more experimenting with boot flags been able to get it booting and stable at 64 bit 10.7.5 and changed my smbios.plist file to an iMac 7.1 from the MacPro 3.1 so I am going to try upping my RAM now to 8g and see how it goes. This is the 2nd forum I have posted this to in hopes to get the word out to as many M6300 users as I can and to help further exploring methods to keep using these laptops
  3. Thank you for the tip on the card - got one from the same eBay seller for my Dell M6300 and it works great under 10.6.7 and Win 7 strait out of the box for both. I had been using an RTL8187 usb card and in the system network panel it still uses that name for the card, but in the utilities network panel it shows it as an "Wireless Network Adapter (802.11 a/b/g/n)" and the Realtek is not a draft N card. I've attached a picture to show all 3 windows with the card info. Was a bit of an experience getting the M6300 to work but it is a great machine for this, nice graphics card and with the X9000 CPU it is a great audio machine (RME babyface soundcard) Thank you again and thanks to all in this forum for the helpful info everywhere! (I know the guide topic has been moved but this was the only relevant spot to reply to what you wrote)
  4. Hello, This is my first forum post and not sure where to put it but I hope it helps some people out as I saw a lot of posts at many forums from people having problems with the same hardware I am using. Moderators can feel free to move it if needed. I am a long time computer user (IRC user too) going back to the first Mac computers and mostly use the computer for multitrack audio recording (guitar, bass, vox etc) I just recently upgraded my Toshiba a205 laptop with a T9300 CPU and 4 gigs of ram and wanted to get the most from my RME Babyface audio card. I have wanted to test the Mac again for audio work for quite some time and have just made the journey over. It was a long and hard process as I wanted to set up a dual boot of OS X and Windows (sorry for saying that) so that I could migrate my work over. I also have some other hardware like a USB 3.0 express add-on card (and a WD 1 terabyte 3.0 drive) a Realtek 8187L wireless USB card. The process to get everything up and running was not clear so I wanted to pass on what I found. 1. Realtek 8187L - works great 2. USB 3.0 card - works great 3. Chicony USB 2.0 camera - actually working and in Skype 4. RME Babyface - Rocks of course Dual boot without bootcamp and with installing Win 7 1st - working fine booting from HD, I was able to install windows 1st and make a partition unformatted (that I went ahead and set to active with Partition Wizard Home Edition 5.2) and use the Hazard 10.6.6 install DVD (no I don't know where to get this) The trick was as it seems to pay attention, when you get to the OS X install screen use disk utility to format the disk for Mac OS Extended (Journaled) after you format close the utility and choose this drive to install on *STOP* do not install. Look to the left and see the "options" button to customize the installation and push it! There you will be taken to magic land where you will find many drivers and options (quite similar to the ones in the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] package) I used the Chameleon RC4 loader and as many other things as I needed but for sure not all things offered. After this you can get on with the install and when it asks to reboot it should skip right on by the windows boot-loader and offer to load OS X. Then you can set it all up the way you want. The 8187L works right out of the box at this point and the USB 3.0 card (not a lacie card either in this case) The Chicony Cam was a little trickier (but maybe not, we all might over think this one) I am using 1. camtwist to load the camera then 2. ManyCam to load camtwist then 3. Skype to load ManyCam My recipient of my video call could see me even when the video preview stopped working during the call. Granted this camera is not great and the picture looks noisy and delayed out of sync (though the person on the other end said it was not so bad and in sync) All the forums I read for all of my hardware had no real final solutions so I am offering hope for Toshiba laptop users because I nearly gave up the first couple days and many attempts into this adventure. After setting up OS X I used a boot-disk (made with minitool's Partition Wizard Home Edition 5.2) and booted the app and used it to set the 100 mg system reserved partition to active / boot then rebooted. Back to windows to install easyBCD which I ran and added an entry for OS X (MBR) (yes it chose the system reserved partition and I let it) then for fun I installed iReboot so I can use it to choose the next OS and boot (the the win boot-loader works fine showing both OS choices). A lot of people were saying I had to install OS X 1st and on the 2nd primary partition, which I tried several times and failed (though this may still work with the right technique). However I did find one forum suggesting windows 1st then OS X, and everyone suggested easyBCD, which finally worked on my last attempt. I have a 100 mg system reserved partition then a 45 g primary with OS X then a 35 g primary with Win 7 then 2x 55 g logical partitions and a final 100 g logical partition. Not exactly sure how I succeeded but I learned a lot real fast and am on my way, already notice that OS X makes way better use of my hardware with lower temps everywhere and way better performance. Add low latency glitch free multitrack audio that never performed so good, everything really sounds better. Hope this helps at least one person, peace. Use Reaper audio