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    patched kernel 10.11.x Pentium / Celeron / ATOM Kernel

    I'm about to test this on HP-15 touchscreen laptop. Intel Pentium N3710. I will probably try clover bootloader first. I'll probably have to spoof the CPUID so thanks for posting that link above
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    Dell Inspiron 1526

    I know this is an old forum, but I am replying anyways. This is my third Hackintosh, and I wouldn't recommend it except for the fact that almost everything works, relatively easy. I used the iPC 10.5.6 Patched PPF7 for Intel/AMD SSE2/SSE3 support. This worked where the JaS 10.4.8 would not. I have to boot the installer with -v and -x I think, but oftentimes I get KP; I also use -v -f and that works I think. All I did was the following: Graphics patches - none Audio patches - none (I used a codec dump and AppleHDAPatcher v1.2) Kernel - 9.5.0 Voodoo Kernel Final USB - none (seems to work fine, recognizes my built in-camera too) PS/2 - Needs one of those PS/2 patches, cause w/o them you get no KB&Mouse Chipset - AppleNForceATA Fixes and patches - probably needs something but seems okay w/o any I hope this helps somebody, because there really isn't a lot of information on this laptop. I would definately like to know how to get the X1270 video working; I have read that some people get external displays working but the laptop screen then stays black. Maybe they should try booting with PCIRootUID=1 ? or 0? And if anyone knows the simplest way to get 10.6 on a laptop like this, feel free to post it. I haven't read enough into what to use quite yet.
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    Biostar H55 HD

    On your first boot you need to use the "-f" flag. I would use "-v -f -s PCIRootUID=1" Single user mode is important for making sure permissions are set correctly. It will pause during the boot sequence, and give you a > prompt. Type "/sbin/fsck -fy" then after that finishes type "/sbin/mount -uw /". That will finish, then type "logout" to continue the boot. Also, pretty sure you need the HPET turned ON in BIOS, otherwise you get problems with ElliotForceLegacyRTC.kext I think
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    Biostar H55 HD

    Reinstalled Snow Leopard, downloaded and updated to 10.6.3 with no problem. Rebooted with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] in drive. If only there was a way to get [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] onto a Bootable SD card.... Anyways, boots fine; [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] installs Chamelion <sic> 2 RC5, but it doesn't seem to boot back into the Mac on its own. Added in my Radeon 4350HD 512MB in an attempt to get it working on this setup too.... Using Windows program to rip my own DSDT to then install w/ [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], will tell how that works or not
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    Biostar H55 HD

    Just tried updating to 10.6.4, now I cannot boot back into OS X even with -x for safe mode. I keep stopping on a "SAM Multimedia failed READ or WRITE" or something like that. I had deleted AppleHDA.kext as recommended by the original poster, but I don't think VoodooHDA installed correctly. I needed the IntelATA kext that was also provided, and I put the kexts onto the desktop and ran [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] to install them, then did the combo update. Then I ran [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], selected [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] option, and nothing else except for Flush Caches and Verify Permissions options. No avail. Any help as to what I am doing wrong would be greatly appreciated. Should I update to 10.6.7? Does that have a kext for a Radeon 4350 HD? Should I use a DSDT?
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    Biostar H55 HD

    Hello everybody, I am an expert PC technician, but this is my first time with a custom Mac install. I also have the BioStar TH55B-HD motherboard, and and have scoured the internet high and low for ways to get this thing working. I understand most people use the P55 chipset, but some of us just don't need the added expense or features of the P55. With that said, I don't notice any USB issues at all. I used the "[url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] Supported" and Retail 10.6.0 DVD to get the install, then Combo Update to 10.6.3. Each time I update to 10.6.6 I am rewarded with a kernel panic related to IOUSBFamily.kext With 10.6.3, every thing works absolutely fine out of the box, except for the fact that anytime I try to run [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], regardless of if I have a DSDT (I tried downloading the original one posted, and used some program to convert that to .aml format) or not, I can NEVER BOOT BACK INTO OS X. Another thing that doesn't work is the "Core Audio" for GarageBand The problem is something that is probably simple to most people, but since most people have the P55 there are some differences that are probably not apparent. That said, every time I boot my system, I boot with the [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] CD in the drive. All I want to do is boot without that, for a somewhat "vanilla" Mac. To really be slick, I want to be able to copy [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] onto an SD card, make it bootable, and use it as my bootloader. Any help using [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] for this board is appreciated, as is help updating to 10.6.6, and getting my Radeon 4350 to work.... Thanks to everybody for the countless hours of hard work involved in all this. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say "thank you" Edit *5/16/11* In response to the original poster; I have no USB issues. In response to the person with the question about the ALC662 audio, my audio works fine out of box, but some programs (i.e. GarageBand) won't recognize my hardware as using "Core Audio". In response to the person with the CPU management issue, I never messed with mine, and everything seems to work fine. I check my temps with the BIOS, and everything looks fine. In response to anyone who can't get their system to boot, I have to use PCIRootUID=1 otherwise I get no video. I have found NO SOLUTION for the inability to upgrade to 10.6.6 or 10.6.7 without seeing Kernel panics each time. Also, the Intel HD graphics do not have the best kexts available (read: no resolution switching or dual monitor). [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] also does nothing for me, and the bootloader it installs doesn't allow me to boot into Mac without resetting my CMOS values. Each time I boot with it, I have to redo my CMOS settings, and it is very, very frustrating. I have tried downloading and using a DSDT with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], to no avail; and I have also experimented a little with another program called DTDSE, again, to no avail. I would not recommend this motherboard and CPU platform for someone interested in unlocking the full potential of what OSx86 has to offer. People seem to have good success with GigaByte boards.... If you know how to get full QE/CI support for my Intel HD graphics, I would appreciate some help. If you know how to update to 10.6.4 or higher without kernel panics, please help me with that also