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About jondav2006

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  1. I have been hackintoshing for about a year now. Started with a custom distro for SL, then retail for Lion onwards. I did encounter several issues with Lion during installation and post esp. with audio. Comparatively ML seems to be much more stable and has been a dream run so far.
  2. Stuck at whitescreen

    -v is just for verbose. did you also give npci=0x2000 at boot prompt ? also, at what stage does the "whitescreen" show up ? if you have used -v at the time of booting, you should see a bunch of messages. can you post the last message that you see ? or you can also post a pic of the screen before the white screen appears.
  3. Stuck at whitescreen

    Use these kernel flags at boot time (you won't get the white boot screen due to the -v switch): npci=0x2000 -v
  4. have managed to get most of the things working in Mountain Lion with the DSDT & kexts provided originally by JBraddock (BIG thanks to you, sir!). Here's a summary of the functionality: 1. Battery Indicator works. 2. Bluetooth works (shows active in the title bar w/o any new kexts; haven't fully tested it out though). 3. Audio in & out works (doesn't work after resuming from sleep, as JBraddock pointed out earlier). There seems to be a persistent problem with sound assertion (based on boot time messages). Audio doesnt work rightaway at system startup; need to adjust the volume to get it functional. At times, the speakers blip start blipping randomly every few minutes or so; happens only when there is nothing being played. 4. Sleep works. 5. Wi-Fi does _not_ work (Intel 5100 AGN, probably never will as there are no drivers available for it). 6. Multitouch gestures: Only 2-finger scroll (doesn't work perfectly); haven't used the ps2 kexts from JBraddock's 1st post but multitouch still doesnt work beyond an imperfect 2-finger scroll. 7. Brightness slider works; thanks to the Generic Brightness kext from the 1st post. 8. Used Graphics Power Management kext from 1st post and 720p movies look somewhat smoother (no jerks/artifacts unlike earlier). CPU usage though still stays around 20-30% during playback. Not sure though if the latter is a problem. Will post more details, if necessary. Thanks, -J.
  5. Happened with me. Tried a lot of things and then finally recreated the installer partition. Thereafter, the system booted into the installer successfully. Give it a shot and share the results here.
  6. Installed ML on HP HDX 16 using ###### method. Then used Chameleon 2.1 as bootloader. Noted that after install, whenever I updated the boot config file (org.Chameleon.Boot.plist in /Extra) using GUI tools (e.g. Chameleon Wizard), the permissions would change and the system would freeze during booting. Upon closer inspection, I realized that the permissions on the file which allowed the system to boot fully was 666 (rw-rw-rw-). Every time the permission changed to prevent write permission to "group", "others", the system would refuse to boot. Changing them back to 666 (chmod 666 /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist) would allow the system to boot smoothly again. So to everyone who encounter unexplained boot freezes, I would giving this a shot; it may just work out for you. PS: Sorry if this has been covered earlier; didn't search the forums.
  7. Lion 10.7.2 (C43) to 10.7.2 (C73) failed!

    Could be because earlier you installed with an MBR hack and the newer (vanilla) version only supports GPT...
  8. Okay, here's an update: I installed Lion 10.7.2 and while VoodooHDA works it causes coreaudiod process to go nuts. So I decided to use JBraddock's method suggested here (as I have a HDX 16). I extracted the DSDT using DSDTSE tool, added the code for Audio above, compiled it, placed the newly generated DSDT.aml under /Extra and installed AppleHDA.kext using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. I regret to report that this method didn't work for me and the audio didn't get enabled. Any suggestions ?
  9. Lion 10.7.2 on MBR

    I created the installer for 10.7.2 with Nawcom's patch using the guidelines provided in this guide. I get through the pre-installation steps smoothly; only when it starts to copy the files that I get an error saying that there was an error in the (target) disk and aborts. I'll try to post a screen/photo if possible. Has anyone else gotten it working ?
  10. [GUIDE] OSX Lion on non-GUID (works on final too)

    I can confirm Hackintosh2000's statement above - even though the paths are same, the file names from Nawcom's patch and actual Lion dmg are different. Trying to boot by replacing the files (after renaming the files which have different names to those of existing files) causes the boot process to crash halfway and the system resets with no warnings. Even tried myHack; that too does not work.
  11. Here's a good one i found while browsing online: The complete pack can be found here: Hackintosh Wallpapers (deviantart)
  12. HP HDX 16 Keyboard, Trackpad not recognized in Lion

    I'll be damned!! replaced AppleACPIPlatform.kext from SL installation to Lion and voila! I think AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext and ApplePS2Controller.kext may also need to be replaced. I'll be experimenting with this install a few more times and will report back the results over here. Thanks, -J. EDIT: Added desktop screenshot!
  13. HP Envy i7 for the 1st time...

    Despite this advice floating around all over the net, DMG files cannot be opened with PowerISO or UltraISO (and I have tried with the latest versions). Only chance you have is to use TransMac. If you have an existing Mac OS X installation (or access to Mac for that matter), yes, you can setup installer on an HDD partition. If you do not have either, then you need to have a flash drive and Linux (or use dd for windows).
  14. Hi, I have a HP HDX 16 and have tried installing Lion but keyboard and trackpad don't get recognized (for more details, please check http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=268932). Any thoughts ? Thanks, -J.
  15. Hi, I have a HP HDX 16 laptop with the following specs: > Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile P7550 2.26 GHz > Intel ICH9 Mobile Chipset > 4 GB 800 Mhz DDR2 RAM > Seagate Momentus SATA 500 GB HDD > NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512 MB > Optiarc BDROM Drive I recently partitioned the HDD using GUID Partition scheme and installed Snow Leopard on partition 2 (partition 1 is reserved for Windows 7). After that I created a bootable Lion DVD using Regae's method (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=266390) and booted, installed Lion on partition 3. After booting into the installed Lion partition, a window pops up saying that I don't have a keyboard connected (similar to the screenshot posted by mFlorin in this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=75403). I tried installing again, this time using tonymacx86's xMove+[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] method (http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/07/xmove-[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-install-os-x-107-lion.html) on 15.5 GB partition on HDD. This time I noted that the keyboard and trackpad werent recognized in the installation itself (I was able to complete the installation as usual with a wireless USB mouse as in the last iteration). Again after booting into the Lion partition, the keyboard and trackpad won't be recognized. So now I tried using PS2 Controller kexts (once using SL PS2Nub & PS2Controller kexts, then a couple of items from kexts.com) but, at best, I was only able to get the trackpad working (using kext from http://www.kexts.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=1448). Then I added /Extra folder from SL into Lion; now the boot freezes on FakeSMC Successfully initialized (after using a npci=0x2000 kernel flag to get past "PCI Configuration Begin" message). I'm pretty frustrated now; it seems whatever I may try the system is not willing to move past that point. I am also wary of investing any more Benjamins on this project viz. a USB keyboard. Anyone have a good solid advice to get me through this? Thanks, -J.