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  1. Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G - Catalina 10.15 (Note: mine is 55TU version, but the bootpack will work fine with another versions of 591G, for example: V5-591G-71K2, -764Z, -59PU, etc.) Specifications: - Motherboard: USOPP_SLS (Skylake-H PCH) - BIOS: Insyde Corp. v 1.15 - CPU: Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz (Skylake) - GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB (Optimus) & Intel HD Graphics 530 - RAM: SK hynix 4 GB DDR4 (Later I bought + KINGSTON 4 GB) 2133 MHz - WiFi + Bluetooth: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A 5 GHz (Later -> Broadcom BRCM94352Z M.2 5 GHz WiFi + 4.0 Bluetooth) - Audio: Realtek HD Audio: ALC 255 - Ethernet: Realtek RTL8168/8111 - Card Reader: Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader (USB2.0-CRW) - Webcam: HD Webcam - HDD: TOSHIBA MQ01ACF032 320 GB HDD - SSD: SPCC M.2 230 GB SSD - Display: 1366x768 (15.6", Matte) - Battery: 6 cell 56Wh / 5040mAh - Connectors: 1x SD Card Reader 2x USB 3.0 (1x USB Charging), 1x USB 2.0 1x VGA 1x HDMI 1x 3.5mm microphone/audio combined jack connector 1x Ethernet (Rj-45) - Keyboard & Touchpad: Multi-Touch & Multi-gestures ELAN 501 Touchpad, Backlight Keyboard. Working: - Wi-Fi (with BCM94352Z) - Bluetooth hand-off (With BCM94352Z) - Full Graphics enabled on HD 530: ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 (HD 530 Mobile) - Display: if default colour profile is corrupted (blue is not actual blue but purplish) Use "Rec. ITU-R BT. 709-5" Color Profile (System Pref. -> Displays -> Color) - HDMI & VGA Outputs: AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext Clover patch - Audio (ALC 255): (Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack with AppleALC, ALCPlugFix -> layout-id=17) - Ethernet Realtek 8168/8111: RealtekRTL8111.kext - App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud (native) - Integrated webcam (native) - 3.0 USB (native) - Touchpad and Keyboard (ELAN501): Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn-> To fix this try Karabiner (VoodoPS2Controller.kext), - for gestures try SmartTouchpad drivers - Battery info: Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with Kext Utility or other installer. - Sleep Mode - SSD with TRIM enabled (to enable trim, open Terminal and write "sudo trimforce enable") Not working: - Original Wi-Fi (Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A): unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle. - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Optimus not supported. - Card Reader: Unsupported -> Can't really fix because I don't have any SD Card at the moment, maybe can be fixed by adding Prod & Ven IDs to AppleStorageDevices.kext, I never used it anyway. name: "USB2.0-CRW" Prod ID: "0x0129" Ven ID: "0x0bda (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)" For Wi-Fi: - 1st method: You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used TP-Link Archer T1U (5GHz support), TP-Link has official macOS drivers, you just need to install it - 2nd and I think the best method: Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, they're all in my attached zip). You could buy this card from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon Issues: - None BIOS Settings: - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant) - Secure Boot: Disabled - Touchpad: Advanced - Boot mode: UEFI Getting ready for Installation: - Download the install zip (bootpack & postinstall): Click here for Mojave -> Click here for Catalina -> Installation: - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager) - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder - Boot with the Installer USB - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation! For any system kext installation\modification you need to boot with config_debug.plist (or disable SIP manually) Also on Catalina the System folder is read-only, so you need to remount in rw. If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"): ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict> PowerManagement fix: Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13): <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows. Elan SmartTouchpad I only use scrolling, one-, double- & tripletap If you want to try other gestures go to this link for more informations, options (v4.6.5) -> DETAILS ABOUT THE SMART TOUCHPAD DRIVER FEATURES Fn Brightness keys not working with this, tried several things without success. With VoodoPS2Controller it's working, but you'll have no gestures (neither scrolling). Before updating to a new version of Catalina please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics. Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New) Catalina & Windows 10 Dual-Boot: Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only: Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac), Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart, Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install. Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi 5. You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition). Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only: If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope: I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description). (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB) Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac. Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created. Restore from image: select your full system restore image. When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb. When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart. Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi 7. You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS! (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.) IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE: - Make sure you have partitions in GPT - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors. IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc): - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB) IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found): - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI, but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem) - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows: 1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type: diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) 2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type: mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI) Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)! Notes: 2019.10.09: Installed macOS Catalina 10.15 -> Updated Clover, kexts & config.plist -> no problem so far 2019.08.18: Updated to 10.14.6 -> no problem when/after installing 2019.06.01: Updated to 10.14.5 -> no problem when/after installing 2019.04.25: Optimized touchpad scrolling -> updated install files 2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack 2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack. 2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments. 2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip" -> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes). 2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why) 2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication 2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext 2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14. 2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
  2. Apologies if this is in the incorrect forum! This isn't my first hackintosh, but my first post on this forum. It's not a question, it's not even a guide - it's actually just my experiences installing this time around. I ran in to some really common problems, and I'm hoping that perhaps people googling can see how easy they are to deal with. I'm also using it as a thank you to this whole community. If this is any good I'll do a similar one when I replace my Dell Mini (1011) LCD and dual boot it with Xubuntu. Specs (Early 2009 Build - So pretty low-spec): Motherboard: Asus PD5SD2-VM Processor: Intel Celeron Dual Core 2.0Ghz Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT520 1GB RAM: 2x 2GB Crucial DDR2 Modules Hard Disk Drive: SATA Based Optical Disk Drive: SATA Based Wifi USB Adaptor: Asus WL167g V3 Windows 8 Installation I ran the windows installer first as I knew it would probably be rather temperamental with installing on a disk formatted in a way it doesn't expect; however I made a bit of a boo-boo and forgot to make another partition for Mac OS X. (I left half the disk drive unformatted; so essentially free space) The windows 8 installation was done via a USB drive made with WinUSB and was rather uneventful. (If anyone's thinking of trying windows 8; my advice is don't bother. I hate it. It's like a tablet computer had sex with a desktop and it had an inbred child who couldn't make his mind up what he wanted to be.*) I installed my essential apps (Developer tools mainly.) and set forth on the hackintosh journey once more! Lion Installation This is where the first problem occurred: I couldn't make a suitable bootable media. In the past I used my Fedora box and ran 'dd' to transfer the disk image, but this wasn't working this time. I took a punt with Transmac and it paid off - I soon had my DVD burned. I hit the usual 'Waiting for root disk' error - so checked my BIOS and realised I hadn't set my BIOS settings correctly. I soon booted into the DVD and found that Disk Utility couldn't partition the free space on my hard drive; this was quickly fixed by using diskpart from the Windows 8 command line. I know using "distro" hackintosh packages is the source of a huge debate, but I went for iAtkos purely for simplicity. Let me tell you something though; when people say DVD is slower than USB as an installation media - they're on to something! This was a horrifically slow installation; or it seemed like it.* If you're like me though, you'll be pleased to get that far! My second issue with the installation was the dreaded '[PCI Configuration begin]' hang - this was fixed the 'npci=0x2000' boot flag though. When I rebooted post-install everything was working out of the box. Previously, with the same hardware and same OS I had to install VoodooHDA to handle audio; not this time! My mouse didn't want to work during the set-up though, so I had to use my keyboard only - when I eventually booted in to the desktop it worked though. I rebooted to ensure everything was working fine when I hit a snag - F718x: Fintek: Found unsupported chip. I rebooted several times and always hit this before a kernel panic; they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing multiple times expecting a different outcome; and this most certainly was driving me insane. I managed to boot in to single user mode however, and remove the kext that was causing the issue... mount / cd /System/Library/Extensions/SuperIOFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/ rm -rf F718x.kext reboot Upon another restart I was finally in a working environment. I was still having to use that npci boot flag though - so I edited the chameleon boot.plist file like so.. $ cd /Extra/ $ sudo nano org.chameleon.Boot.plist ... <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v npci=0x2000</string> … Next up was installing the drivers for my ASUS WL167g V3 - this was flawless, simply using the drivers from the ASUS website. This little USB adaptor cost a mere 7GBP - and I love it like a mother loves her child. So now I had a working system; but there was still one little hitch - I was running 10.7.2 when I really wanted to be running the latest and greatest 10.7.4; so now for the real part I was dreading… updating! I downloaded the combo update from the apple website and ran it; whilst it was running I generally twiddled my thumbs, played with my gum where a wisdom tooth has rudely decided to penetrate and hoped for the best.. It wasn't the best time to be thinking 'Oh {censored}, wasn't I going to make an image of my partition as soon as I got this system running?'! When the update was finished installing I ran ######, at this point I will admit - I didn't know what to actually install. After all - everything worked out of the box to begin with, and I don't know exactly what voodoo magic was making my system work! Still, I decided now would be a good time to install the NVidia support for GT5** cards, some bootloader themes and FakeSMC just incase it was messed up during the update. I then rebooted and prayed for the best... Uh oh! 'IntelCPUMonitor: can't add key to fake SMC device' and a kernel panic. I booted up in Single User Mode and removed the IntelCPUMonitor.kext before restarting and re-running ###### - installing FakeSMC and FakeSMC plugins again. I also went and deleted F718x.kext again, as ###### re-installed it as one of the FakeSMC plugins. This time AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement was throwing kernel panics. I figured that NullCPUPowerManagement was doing a job and they might be clashing, so I moved ApplePUPowerManagement to another directory in single user mode. Reboot.. and the same. I went and laid in bed, it was 0430 and I was admitting defeat. I laid there cursing every damn .kext file that existed. Then, a sudden rush of excitement came over me, and being a persistent son of a {censored} I marched over to my PC and fixed it once and for all. I booted into Single user mode and placed AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext back in it's rightful place and removed IntelCPUMonitor. Reboot… it works. Flawlessly. I chuckled to myself as though I had defeated an army that was trying to ruin my attempts at world domination. I then set about finally installing xCode, Chrome, Github and some more geekery before declaring a job well done. Last step? Updating the OSx86 10.7.0 HCL of course! In the next episode Marmite discovers that his Windows 8 partition now won't boot - due to a Boot Configuration Data (BCD) issue. Will our protagonist fix it? Will he use EasyBCD? What about those annoying niggles such as keyboard layouts? Stay tuned for post-installation gossip.. Lessons Learnt: - Partition your hard drive completely at the beginning, even if you create the second partition in FAT32 or NTFS - Disk Utility will be able to erase these partitions, but will not be able to create a new partition from free space! - Create a restore point in Windows; this is obvious but it didn't occur to me. Windows WILL {censored} and moan when you boot in to it again; and if it's windows 8 you have no choice but to let it roll back to a previous restore point. - Updates. Can. Be. A. Pain. In. The. Ass. (If not handled correctly! Prior googling would've led me to see this was actually quite a common problem I experienced.) -The OSX86/hackintosh community is second to none. Often with some of the best technical discussions I've seen on the internet; much of it due to many people who are only too willing to lend a hand and try and troubleshoot when the original poster won't even utter a thank you; on behalf of all those posters who have forgot to say Thanks, or have argued with the advice they've received, I'd like to say Thanks. It's not often you can spend 5 seconds on google and almost definitely get an answer to a query. Issues - all of which can be fixed when I get around to it no doubt: - My RAM isn't picked up correctly; 333Mhz apparently - but this is a minor issue! - Similarly, upon booting the System partition of Windows 8 is auto-mounted; a bit annoying - Booting without -v gives me a kernel panic…!? *My girlfriend went as far as being 'Oh, Macs look awful and confusing - I'd never spend money on a mac when a PC is so cheaper' to 'Wow, that's just convinced me to go Mac when that is out.' when she saw Windows 8. **As a side note on installation times, when I was working as an ACMT at an AASP I was taught that on a Leopard installation it was not unusual to wait up to an hour for the installer to move from the '40 minute' mark. I'm not sure if this is still the case today (I'm no longer an ACMT) but that's a little factoid that may come in useful!
  3. Hello InsanelyMac community ! I hope you are fine in the end of Olympics Games I send this message to ask you some questions in order to make my first Hackintosh as serenely as possible. I also make 5 hours of research about my configuration but it was too confused ... One said that we need to flash the BIOS because he need more power, another said that we don't really need to flash the BIOS... I don't know how to do, moreover flash my BIOS make me so scared to make something bad so I really need your help ! I own a PC with configuration as : - Motherboard : ASUS Maximus V Formula/Thunder FX - Graphics card : ASUS GTX 680 TOP - Processor : Intel 3770K 3.50 GHz - Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 - Hard Disk Drive : Seagate Barracuda 1 TO (6GB/s SATA III) ...Do you think, that configuration is capable to work with Mountain Lion ? ...All parts will be fully recognized ? ...What do I have to do first of all ? Install Snow Leopard, then Lion, then Mountain Lion ? ...Do I have to use iATKOS ? Or the original DVD of SL,Lion and ML ? ...What options do I have to check to get the best recognition ? (Especially in a program if you know what i mean ) ...Basically I would like to dual-boot with Windows 7 and Mountain Lion. It's possible to do with the following configuration : SSD = Windows 7 ; HDD = Mountain Lion ? If it isn't possible I think I'll put it on an external hard drive. That's a lot of questions in a row ! I admit it ! But I would be very grateful if these questions find their answers In awaiting a response as soon as possible, thank you infinitely in advance. Best Regards, - Shadow Phoenix
  4. Recently transition from ###### to Clover. All work great on my raging Dell530 (with Quad-core Xeon E5450). I can triple boot Snow-Leopard, Mavericks or Yosemite. Really love the way clover does dynamic patching. Decided to add a second drive that had the original Dell-installed Windows Vista. Question for the community: Is it even possible to boot legacy Vista on the second drive using Clover ? I ask because I cannot. I have searched and all topics discuss UEFI boot which is OK for Win7 and up. Vista does not support UEFI boot. And this good old Dell only has BIOS. Clover GUI lists two new partitions after the Recovery HD partition. The last one is called "Boot Windows from OS" (screenshot0): When I hit enter, the screen clears to black and Clover windows badge is displayed but does not boot. If I hit enter again, I see the Clover GUI again. It just will not boot Vista. Disk details are as shown: OSX-YS-Pro:~ MacNB$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS OSX-SL 803.3 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_HFS OSX-MV 153.3 GB disk0s3 4: Apple_HFS OSX-YS 42.4 GB disk0s4 5: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s5 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *750.2 GB disk1 1: DOS_FAT_16 DellUtility 74.0 MB disk1s1 2: Windows_NTFS RECOVERY 10.7 GB disk1s2 3: Windows_NTFS OS 739.3 GB disk1s3 OSX-YS-Pro:~ MacNB$ OSX-YS-Pro:~ MacNB$ sudo fdisk440 /dev/disk1 Password: Disk: /dev/disk1 geometry: 91201/255/63 [1465149168 sectors] Signature: 0xAA55 Starting Ending #: id cyl hd sec - cyl hd sec [ start - size] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1: 06 0 1 1 - 8 254 63 [ 63 - 144522] DOS > 32MB 2: 07 9 13 5 - 1023 254 63 [ 145408 - 20971520] NTFS *3: 07 1023 254 63 - 1023 254 63 [ 21116928 - 1444028416] NTFS 4: 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 [ 0 - 0] unused OSX-YS-Pro:~ MacNB$ FDISK shows that the 3rd partition is ACTIVE on the Vista drive (disk1). Clover is installed on EFI partition on the OS X drive (disk0). Config.plist attached. debug.log attached. If I boot from a Chameleon USB-stick, I can select the OS partition and it boots, but Clover does not. Edit: I can boot Vista via the BIOS by hitting F12 and selecting the vista hdd. screenshot0.bmp MacNB-debug.log.zip MacNB-config.plist.zip MacNB-530-Generic.zip
  5. I have an HP Media Center m1180n PC. I want to install either Snow Leopard or Lion on it (along with Tiger just to do it). Can they run on my PC? This is what I have: ACPI-enabled ASUS motherboard with AMI BIOS v3.28 (1/23/2006) 32-bit unicore 2-threaded Pentium IV @ 3.4GHz (supports MMX and SSE1-3) 1GB DDR1 RAM RADEON X300 graphics card (it's horrible; was supposed to be a GeForce 9600 GTX but the power box couldn't power it) no floppy drive a generic CD/DVD drive numerous USB 2.0 ports and a firewire port a generic High Definition Audio Device (which I'm guessing means I have an on-board sound card) a PCI Soft Modem a WinTV TV tuner card a USB Logitech laser mouse a standard Dell PS/2 keyboard an IDE 240GB hard drive with 3 partitions: 26GB for Vista, 200GB for XP, 6GB reserved as an OEM recovery partiton also connected is a 465GB SATA hard drive that is used to store user data on. Used to be a Vista drive on a now-dead PC and still contains the OS files on it a media expansion bay Should OSx86 be able to run on this at native speed? What is the highest Mac OS X version that can run on this? Also, is it possible to dual-boot OSx86 with my current triboot configuration (Vista, XP, Windows XP Recovery Console and probably soon, Debian)? Thanks, WindozeNT EDIT: I had no choice in the hardware and currently am unable to upgrade any of it. This was basically a hand-me-down PC.
  6. Hi! Could anyone help me installing High Sierra on this system? I succesfully installed Sierra before on this system with help of Jake Lo (thanks!!), I just wondering if could High sierra possible to installed on this system? Boot stopped at this. I'll attach my Clover folder and a picture from boot. UEFI enabled, and for skylake I used IntelGraphicsDVMTfixup and IntelGraphicsFixup kexts. My bios is very limited and does not have any option to change dvmt prealloc or anything else. Everything works fine on Sierra. Here is my system: THIS TOPIC IS OUTDATED AND WILL NO LONGER UPDATED. PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK FOR GUIDE & UPDATED FILES: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/338103-guide-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-mojave-windows/ Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G-55TU (Note: Bootpack works fine with another versions of 591G, for example: V5-591G-71K2, -764Z, -59PU, etc.) Mobo: Skylake USOPP_SLS Bios: Insyde corp latest version CPU: Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.30 GHz (Skylake) GPU: Geforce GTX 950M 2 GB (optimus, disabled), Intel HD 530 Ram: 8 GB DDR4 (4+4 GB) Wifi: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A, Replaced to BCM94352Z Ethernet: Realtek 8168B/8111B Audio: ALC 255 (layout-3 fix) Card Reader: Realtek HDD: 1 TB Dual-boot with Windows 10 Any help appreciated! UPDATE! (2017.10.30) UPDATE! (2017.11.09) UPDATE! (2018.02.01) Successfully installed High Sierra 10.13, 10.13.1, 10.13.3 SEE THIS POST: #49 IF YOU THINK YOUR CPU IS HOT (60+°C) OR NOT GOING UNDER 1.3GHz FREQUENCY WHEN IDLE (Original OSXLatitude post link: http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/10077-success-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-55tu-high-sierra-dual-boot-windows/) Working: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with BCM94352z: (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, install them with Kext Utility or another kext installer) (Original WiFi is Qualcomm Atheros, unsupported but BT works) Hand-off with BCM94352z Full Graphics enabled on HD 530, HDMI, VGA. ALC 255 Audio: (Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack (microphone not tested) with layout-3 fix (you can use AppleHDAPatcher) Ethernet Realtek 8168B/8111B App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud (native) Integrated webcam (native) 3.0 USB (native) Touchpad and Keyboard: Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn. (VoodoPS2Controller.kext) Battery info: Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with kext utility or other installer. Sleep Mode: In High Sierra sleep mode not worked for me natively. Inject custom EDID to fix the blank screen after wake from sleep See here for instruction (thanks black.dragon74 and Jake Lo !!) Please add these 2 patches to ACPI\DSDT\Patches in your config.plist in order to avoid not responding applications after sleep: (added in "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip") HECI to IMEI 48454349 494d4549 EC0 to EC 4543305f 45435f5f Before updating to a new version of High Sierra please update kexts to new versions to avoid kernel panics Note: No need for "IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup.kext" so you should delete it. Not working: Original Wi-Fi: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle. NVIDIA GTX 950M: Optimus not supported. Card Reader: Unsupported For WiFi: You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used tp-link Archer T1U (5GHz support), Tp-link have official macOS drivers, you just need to install it (OR)Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kext I wrote above I'll attach my EFI folder for anyone who want to install High Sierra (acer_aspire_v5_591g_55tu_hs.zip). *REUPLOADED updated CLOVER folder, attached as "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip" (uploaded to OSXLatitude forum, can't upload here). I'm using High Sierra in Dual-boot with Windows 8.1. To do this in a clean install or with Windows installed first try my little minimal guide: Dual-boot clean install (on one drive): 1. Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it's no matter what), 1 for Mac), 2. Install Mac, boot with your USB, *mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder, copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart, 3. Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install. 4. Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type: bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi 5. You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition). Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive): If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope: You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (you can search for it). (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB) 1. Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac. 2. Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created. 3. Restore from image: select your full system restore image. 4. When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb. 5. Do Step 2. from "*" from clean install dual-boot above. but KEEP "Microsoft" FOLDER IN IT! 6. Do Step 4. from clean install dual-boot above. 7. You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS! (I only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.) IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE: Make sure you have partitions in GPT The best version for restore method is Windows 8.1. It's using 200 MB EFI. Windows 10 using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. You can use with Windows 10, just ignore the errors IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc): Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT installer IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found) It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI, but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem) You also could "mount" the EFI from windows, for that open cmd and type: diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition, to manage files download totalcmd or explorer++ (run as admin)) remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) Here is a video from dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Q8uPkwcWQ Here some pictures:
  7. Hi, I need to upgrade my Windows OS from Vista(x64) to Windows 7(x64) on a dual-boot computer. I didn't build the computer myself, and don't want to screw up the Macintosh side when I do the upgrade. This is not Apple hardware. When I boot up I am pressented with a non-windows boot menu, which lists OS X Leopard and Windows Vista. I'm trying to understand if this boot menu is launching from the OS X hard drive. If I disconnect the power and SATA cables from the OS X hard drive, I don't see any boot menu, and the computer boots directly into Windows. Would a Windows upgrade install be as easy as unplugging the OS X drive and running the installer, or am I missing something? Thanks in advance, Drew Here is an image of my disc management in Vista:
  8. Hi, It's my first post. I do did some search work and read the wiki knowledge, but I am not sure if it is possible to install MAC OS along with Windows 7 on my ACER Aspire One D260? I'm not good at English, I did not get all the information to my question from the wiki peages. So if you have any suggestion or intructions, please make it more detail. Thanks you all.
  9. Hello guys. As some of you know, the option fast startup cause some problems in dual-boot Hacks, this happens because the Hibernation mode. But is possible you keep the fast startup on, and disable Hibernation: 1 - powercfg /h /type reduced This command line will reduce the size of hiberfile.sys file, in simple words, will cut the file in the half. Some people recommend solve that by using this command line bellow: 2 - powercfg /hibernate off But if you do that, you'll disable Hibernation and Fast Startup. Use the first command line in Command Prompt (Admin) above (1º), and you'll enjoy this great resource in your dual-boot.
  10. Greetings! I've sucessfully installed Yosemite on my new machine (GB Z97X, i7 4790K) using Clover in UEFI mode so it's time to install Windows to run some games, however when I boot from Windows install USB drive, the ruddy windows tell me that they can not use the free partition because it's MBR instead of GPT, which it isn't. Disk Utility in OS X clearly shows it's GPT: Partition Map Scheme : GUID Partition Table Disk Identifier : disk0 Media Name : Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB Media Can you tell what's going on and how to fix it, please? Thanks!
  11. Installing OS X Lion on my Thinkpad T520i was a real adventure lasting about 2 weeks, but I managed to make it boot from MBR partitioned disk, using ######'s [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] option which installed Chimera boot loader. So everything works OK in the boot process, and now I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 so I can have both systems dual-booting from HD. I see there's rEFIt program, but I suppose it works only with GPT partitions, and mine is MBR partitioned. More, I was reading people have problems with it (especially after updating Ubuntu), maybe rEFIind fork is the solution, but still I'm asking for help, don't wanna go through restoring my OS X installation afterwards... I already have a free space reserved for Ubuntu installation, is there any tested and proven method I can install Ubuntu 12.04 in my environment, so I can boot both systems from same hard disk... Thanks! I just noticed ###### in my previous message turned to ######? Why is that? Is it banned or something?? ) Please don't mind if I look stupid, I'm completely new in Mac world...
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