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  1. Moosehead1

    Realtek ALC650 kext help

    Hi Forum, Does anybody know where I might find a kext that works with the Reatek ALC650 or does anybody know how I can patch my AppleHDA to work with this? My Compaq Presario SR1401NX has iPC OS X 10.5.6 installed,1GB DDR SDRAM with 2.66GHz Intel Celeron D with graphics Intel 82845G Extreme Graphics 64MB (shared memory) works OK (no kext to install) but my sound doesnt work. I tried installing the AC'97 Codec from the customize menu on install but that did not work either . Please help.
  2. Hello I've followed guides for Snow Leopard and Lion but they're not working for me. When i do all the steps for preparing usb installation stick, the drive is not bootable (chamaleon, unibootx, chimera) are not recognising them. Is there anyone who will help me with that? For now I'm using Windows 7 and my netbook has 3GB RAM, unlocked Bios (AHCI support and overclocked FSP). About two weeks ago I've tried with iAtkos SL3, it hangs at the DSDT error (I don't remember whole sentence but it told me that there's no file)
  3. I tried to get to the installer on my brother's pc with specs as follow 4790k, maximus VII gene, 16gb of ddr3 ram(4*4) , 2 random hdds and a 250gb 850 evo but after i boot into clover and select the usb it does the wall of text, gets into the installer, let me(sometimes) select the language and if try to go into disk utility or just to install after a few seconds or instantly it reboots, any idea about how to fix that?
  4. UPDATE: Managed to make Apple Store work for the first time ever! I installed IntelMausiEthernet.kext first so it can be assigned to "en0", then I installed my USB WIFI dongle(Brand: Netis. Chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU8). Tried to patch AppleHDA.kext for my ALC892. I can see 4 outputs and 2 input. Only one input works. Everything else doesn't work. I'm still working on it. Hello, everyone! For those who were having problems installing OS X El Capitan on X99A SLI Plus with Core i7 5820K Haswell-E, here's how I fixed it: First of all, I used the RAW USB image from this link: (thepiratebay is down at the moment, just go to thepiratebay.com and it will redirect to the current domain they're using, then type 'el capitan intel pcs' and download the most seeded file you find at the top of the results.) The thing about this image is that it can be installed via Windows using Win32 Disk Imager, for those who want to install OS X for the first time or their OS X got damaged and it cannot be recovered. I used a version of FakeSMC.kext(see attachments) I found by chance, and I replaced the other FakeSMC.kext stored in the USB EFI partition via Windows. (EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/10.11/) In addition to that, I removed Voodoo PS2 controller kext--just to be safe--because I've been having KPs because of it since 2009 on OS X Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard. For boot args, I used: -v npci=0x2000 I also enabled Haswell-E patch. If I don't replace FakeSMC.kext with the one attached, I get a KP concerning CPUSensors.kext plugin which can be found inside FakeSMC.kext. I hope this helps. (Posting this from OS X El Capitan) FakeSMC.kext.zip
  5. hi i've been looking for a kext for broadcom bcm57785 for mavericks but so far the one i've tried have not worked and uninstalled them i would like the kext so i can have access to the appstore because at the moment im just using wifi and imessage does not want to activate and the appstore is giving me verification error any help would be thankful
  6. Biotekk

    motherboard for x99

    hey, have thoughts to give me a Mac OSX build intel 2011-3 X 99, but it seems that very many choose just gigabyte motherboards are there any specific reason or is it just as well with Asus or MSI motherboard and is there anything special you to think about the choice of motherboard? Then I have a thought concerning m2 Ssd disk, there is support for it in osx? Thanks in Advance
  7. kenny92

    consiglio e aiuto

    salve a tutti ragazzi... son qui a chiedere una mano nello specifico... visto che io sono spratico di hack cose varie mi serve un'aiuto per poter installare montain. la mia configurazione attuale è: I5 2400 3.10ghz boost 3.40ghz scheda madre: H61M-DS2 rev2.0 scheda video: sparkle 285 GTX 1Gb ddr3 due barracuda, uno da 250Gb da 7200rpm, e uno da 500Gb da 7200rpm. consigliatemi la iso più adatta, non sono capace nel comprendere unix, sono sempre stato su windows, ho sempre smanettato con le iso di windows. per me è arabo linux e company. aiutatemi ad infilarmi nelle unix commerciale capace che poi m'invoglio e le studio XD
  8. Hi i'm going to buy a magic mouse and a wireless keyboard ( apple ). What's the most compatible bluetooth adapter to buy? I would like to stay in a budget with a range ~10-20feet and being able to wake-up and to get the peripherals working from boot ( also bios ).
  9. Ok so i begin with my specs : Motherboard : Asus P5QL/EPU Processor : Intel pentium dual core e6600 3,06 GHz Ram : 4 GB DDR2 (i know it suck like the processor) Video card : Geforce GT 220 by nvidia HDrive : Western Digital 500 GB Ok so i think now you need informations of my installation : Snow leopard 10.6.1/10.6.2 by hazard Chameleon RC3 EFI 10.5 Now what works : Sound (rear mic, rear headphones, front mic, front headphone) (VoodooHDA kext modified by me for enable my rear mic) Nvidia GT220 work (nvenabler) Ethernet work by defaut on this board Now what doesn't work : Wireless DWA-510 Pci card (chipset RT61) : so about this card i read a lot of post on insanelymac and other forums but still no device on airport i know ralink created drivers for this card but the drivers doesn't work in snow leopard and leopard too, i saw that these drivers are for usb wifi card only, i tried the atheros fix for this card but nothing :/ so now i try here to get more informations about this card so i hope that i can get my card works under snow leopard 10.6.2 Maybe i can try to modify the dsdt i know nothing about dsdt modification. I have another problem but it s not really important, when i go to "about this mac" -> "more infos" -> "hardware" i see only one core detected but i have a dual core and when i launch the activity monitor tools i see my two cores work together with no problem so i want to know if it s a big problem or not and if i can modify this. P.S : Really i m sorry for my bad english, i m french and if you want more information just reply Thx all .
  10. Allan

    OS X 10.9.2 - Download

    É isso ai galera, finalmente saiu o update do OS X, versão 10.9.2. Download do site oficial da Apple. Versão Normal. Versão Combo. OBS: Lembre-se, se você já usa a versão 10.9.1, pode baixar a versão normal. Agora se está usando a versão 10.9.0 pode baixar a Combo, pois já vem tudo incluso, porem o arquivo é um pouco mais pesado. OBS 2: Se estiver usando 10.9.1 pode instalar a Combo, pois não dá problema algum.
  11. Hey guys, for the past couple of days I've been trying to install Mavericks on my custom rig. I've been able to succsessfully run Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, that's as close as I've come to an install. I have a myHack USB made from my VM, and now I'm trying to install from the USB. Here are my detailed specifications: -Intel Core i7 4960x cpu -3 GTX 780 GPUs -64GB Corsair Vengeance RAM -Asus Rampage IV Extreme motherboard -512GB Plextor M5Pro SSD -2 2tb Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM HDDs I am able to start the boot process from the USB, but when I start to boot the OS itself (even when numerous boot flags), I put the system into verbose boot and it tells me it's reading HFS+ files and then it black screens, I need help and I can't figure out what the problem is... Boot flags I've tried: -v -f -npci 0x2000 and npci 0x3000 -GraphicsEnabler=Yes/GraphicsEnabler=No -x -PCIRootUID=0/PCIRootUID=1 Can someone please help me? Thanks in advance.
  12. i tried to install osx mavericks using vmware 8 / windows 7 ... Ich bypassed the vertualization becuase my computer doesnt support that and when i start the machine i get EFI VMware virtual scsi hard drive (0.0) unsuccessful.. So i deleted the line "firmware=efi" from the .vmx file and i got it to boot but now i get stuck at loading darwin x/86 ... And nothing happens... I tried f8 and then -v and cpus=1 and so on but also nothing happened ... I would be very greatful if you could help me! I really love to get that os! Thanks a lot!
  13. fantomas1


    Version Yosemite 10.10.3


    Hi there Here is the QE_CI Patch for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and HD6770 series graphics cards Note: Install the kexts, repair the permissions and rebuild the cache boot with GraphicsEnabler=Yes flag Enjoy! Radeon HD 6770 FULL QE/CI ML/Mavericks/Yosemite
  14. Hey guys! I'm relativly new here, but I figured there are some great people here. I'm looking to virutalize OSX version 10.6.1 on a Windows 7 Ultimate Platform via Virtualbox. I am having some major difficulties and figure this is the place to come. I feel like I have configured everything correctly, because I have combed guide after guide trying each step and none seem to work. Below I'll attach what errors I run into. The OSX errors and faults are greek to me, I've rarely run into problems with OSX. Alas, here is what I see when I try to boot the VM: errors Now, for some information about my PC. I have heard that AMD processors can be the entire reason why it won't install, but that doesn't seem entirely logical to me. CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 RAM: 8gb DDR3 1333 500gb WD drive ATI Radeon 5770 1gb If there is anything else I can provide, please do let me know. Thanks everyone in advance!
  15. Hi, i started a project to bring the task of creating bootable usb on Linux, in a script form. It's similar to Pandora, but i wrote it from scratch. As of now it lacks a GUI, and i lack GUI coding skills . It can be usefuel for: -People without access to a real MAC. -People without Virtualization support in CPU for VM -People with their OS X installation unbootable (you can avoid installing in VM to create Installer, you can create create Installer directly and faster). -People needing to restore their original MAC (not possible yet, in TODO list, i'd need a tester and i'd probably need work with GUID partitioning. I don't know if real MACs can boot MBR USB). -People who want to do it with Linux because they just want to . The script is currently in testing, if you want to try it out please understand i'll take no responsibility for wiped hard drives or data loss, but i'll help you as i can if you experience any problem. However, i made several tests on both Virtual Machines and real Hardware (and different PCs) with no problem at all, using 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9 dmg files. Features: Creates a bootable installation usb drive, starting from dmg files (InstallESD.dmg or Mac OS X Install DVD.dmg). CD to USB is implemented, but not tested. Creates osx86 installation HDD images starting from dmg file, those are suitable for VMs. (SEE NOTES BELOW) Extracts a pkg or mpkg file (using "xar", which is self-compiled by the script) Converts dmg files to img (using "dmg2img", which is self-compiled by the script) After the media is ready, you can re-run the tool to access the management menu. It allows: Kext Management Chameleon Modules Management Kernel Management Chameleon repair/update (Re)apply MBR patch (Re)install Smbios (Re)install DSDT Erase Setup (to wipe ALL the usb data and restore the drive to normal use) Logging to html, with ansi2html utility by running "install_osx_log.sh" with same parameters you'd use with normal one USAGE: NOTE: all the commands below must be used without [] charachers. [] indicate you have to change the content according to your needs and specific case!! NOTE: use ./install_osx_quiet.sh to avoid really verbose output. How to setup files: --Chameleon-- You need obtain the following chameleon core files. boot0 boot1h boot Place them in "chameleon" directory. You can either get those files from "i386" archives, or download the pkg and unpack it sudo ./install_osx.sh <package.pkg> <destdir> Where outputdir is a temporary location (not the "chameleon" folder!). You'll find core files in /Core.pkg/usr/standalone/i386. Move the required files in "chameleon" directory. Nolw you can delete as we don't need it anymore Chameleon dylib modules go to "chameleon/Modules" (example Sata.dylib, Resolution.dylib, etc...). You can manage them with "Manage chameleon Modules" menu option, in case you need to add/remove them later. Chameleon Themes go to "chameleon/Themes" (chameleon will use the theme in folder named "Default" at boot, "chameleon/Themes/Default") --Kexts-- Place any kext (they are seen as directories on Linux) in "extra_kexts" directory. You can manage them with "Manage kexts" menu option, in case you need to add/remove them later. --MBR Patch-- Place the following files in "osinstall_mbr" directory OSInstall OSInstall.mpkg They NEED to match the version on DMG, and the script will check that before copying. I plan to add a way to allow multiple filesets for each installer version. --Kernels-- Place them in "kernels" directory. They are not automatically installed, you need to invoke the management menu to swap mach_kernel or add a new kernel to root. As of now kernels are copied as is. To replace main kernel you need to rename the desired kernel to "mach_kernel". This allows multiple kernels on the same installation media. Example: If you leave the filenames as is and, let's say you have a file named "cust_kernel", you'll have to boot with: "cust_kernel" at chameleon prompt. --Tweaks-- Single tweaks, stored in "tweaks" folder, that can extend the script (i plan to convert some internal function to tweak to make it more light-weight) Example of tweak: "Remove Graphic Kexts" "Restore Graphic Kexts" A tweak is like a plugin. If you want to add a tweak (if you are a developer), you must add the string tweakname="My Tweak" So that it will appear in the menu as "My Tweak" in the above example. A tweak can use functions and variables exported from the main script (with "export") How to extract a pkg/mpkg: sudo ./install_osx.sh [pkgfile] [destdir] How to prepare OSX86 usb run sudo blkid To obtain info about your USB Drive (you need the id, Example /dev/sde) sudo ./install_osx.sh [dmg path] [/dev/sdX] where X is the letter you gathered above How to prepare OSX86 image sudo ./install_osx.sh [dmg path] [dest.img] How to manage images and usb drives (management menu) For USB drives: sudo ./install_osx.sh [/dev/sdX] For images sudo ./install_osx.sh [imagefile] DOWNLOAD and PREPARATION: You can get the script from https://github.com/smx-smx/osx86_linux, using git LATEST VERSION: r23 git clone https://github.com/smx-smx/osx86_linux.git OR: You can use the github "Download ZIP" button To check for script updates, just do git pull In script directory. INSTALL THE FOLLOWING DEPENDENCIES: (post if i forgot a dep) On Ubuntu/Mint: sudo apt-get install cpio hfsprogs tput wget parted udisks qemu-utils build-essential zlib1g-dev sudo apt-get build-dep dmg2img I tested it on Arch Linux aswell, but i don't remember the complete set of dependencies i installed. if i recall correctly: udisks - tput - hfsprogs(AUR) - wget - parted - cpio - qemu - base-devel - zlib If you encounter a regression in my script, you can downgrade with git reset --hard HEAD~[number] Where [number] is the number of updates to rollback, e.g 1 to return to previous version, 2 to roll-back 2 updates and so on. (please post any regression or bug) NOTES WARNING: during my tests i found out the best deal is "img" raw format. If you specify VHD/VMDK/VDI your system may freeze or crash. This is due to software limitations on Linux. To work around this problem, i strongly recommend using "img" output if you need Installation Hard Disk images. The script will ask you if you want to convert to VDI/VMDK/VHD at the end of the process, after all the data has been flushed (Virtualbox required, as it contains the "vboxmanage" command, needed to convert img -> something_else). Looks like the main cause of this problem is combining the FUSE NTFS driver with VDI/VMDK/VHD. You can try VDI/VHD/VMDK and post your result. I'll edit these warnings accordingly. Using the Management Menu with an already created VHD/VDI/VMDK should be fine, as the data to be written is a lot smaller (as osx files are already there) WARNING: When outputting the img, it's better to choose a drive with ext filesystem. AVOID NTFS DRIVES, they may perform very very slow or the script may hang. This is due to the ntfs-3g fuse driver. You can choose an ext4 drive, and move the resulting image at the end of the process. WARNING: Some distributions may spit out errors during cp with "cp preserving permissions not supported". I have that problem on ArchLinux, but not on Mint. I suspect there's a regression in linux hfs+ driver. Anyway it should still work fine. NOTICE: You need a lot of disk space for this script. Example for USB: InstallESD.dmg(5.3G) + InstallESD.img(5.4G) + BaseSystem.img(1.3G) = approx 12GB (only for setup data) Example for VDI: InstallESD.dmg(5.3G) + InstallESD.img(5.4G) + BaseSystem.img(1.3G) + mavericks.img(10G) + mavericks.vdi(6G) = approx 28GB (only for setup data)(18 after removing mavericks.img after conversion) The img files are temporary! The script doesn't delete them so it can create USB pendrives faster the next time you run it. If you plan to use it once, or if you need to free some disk space, you CAN DELETE *.img and leave only the dmg file you started with. Here's a look at the finished product, maverick with img converted to vdi option Real HW, Snow Leopard 10.6 Installers prepared from scratch with Linux and this script only.
  16. Hi there, I've recently set up a successful install of Mavericks 10.9.1 using a *certain* USB loader on my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch, with everything configured to work correctly bar the built-in WiFi, touchscreen and onboard nVidia GPU. However, while everything is running smoothly on the Mac side of things, my pre-installed copy of Windows 8.1 no longer boots from Chimera, notifying me that my boot configuration data is missing. I've pondered that the boot loader I'm using is pointing to the wrong boot partition (rather than the drive which stores Windows that Chimera has detected, along with my Lenovo recovery partition)... However, I'm guessing that my problems may boil down to UEFI, having changed my BIOS settings to Legacy prior to installing Mavericks. I also had to disable Secure Boot to avoid any further issues. Would it be worth reconfiguring my BCD file using Windows 8.1's advanced system recovery, or would that then lead to more problems? Additionally, is it too late to change my boot loader to Clover? I've read that Chimera doesn't support UEFI, but surely I wouldn't receive a BCD error if my Windows partition wasn't detected... Conversely, it may be why I cannot find my System Reserved partition. Obviously, any reinstallations to get my dual-boot config in working order would be my last resort, which is why I'm very hopeful that I'm not the only one to have fallen into this issue. It's taken a lot of time to perfect my Mavericks install! Many thanks for your help in advance. Feel free to ask for any screenshots or further info
  17. So I've run into a bit of an issue that I need help figuring out. I have a Mountain Lion Guest running on my ESXi 5.1 host. The OS is located on a local datastore, but then I have about 6.5TB worth of virtual disks attached to this machine that are stored on an NFS datastore. I would like to migrate all of these disks to a different datastore. Now I know I can usually go an just migrate the disks individually, but Vcenter wont allow me to do this because OS X is not supported(?). Does any one know of a way that I can accomplish this? Thanks!
  18. DustinKazi

    MSI MPOWER Z87 Help

    Hello! I'm new to all this "hackintosh" business so please pardon my lack of knowledge So Here's the build I'd like to install OS X 10.9 (or 10.8 if 10.9 wont work): Processor: Intel Core i7-4770k Graphics Card: MSI Twin Frozr GTX 660 Ti (The MSI version of Nvidia's version of the GTX 660 Ti?) Memory: Patriot Viper 32GB (4x 8GB cards) Motherboard: MSI MPOWER Z87 Chipet (Does have the UEFI thing) DVD Drive: ASUS 24x DVD Burner DRW-24B1ST HDD: 1 or 2 TB (Don't think it matters) Case: Corsair (7 Fans! lol) (Don't think this matters either) I built it with the best that I could get, thinking that it would be better so that OS X would run really fast So will my hardware support? and what boot flags (I read some of the instructions) should I use? Will provide everything necessary to get this baby working xD Thanks! DustinKazi P.S. Could I also possibly install Xcode and iLife on it (via the DMG files that I found)?
  19. Hello, im trying to get mac osx to work on my laptop. this laptop has a i5 2.5ghz and a intel hd 3000. i dont know much about mac (windows user all my life) but my class uses it for projects and i would like to have a way to work on a project at home if needed. any help is appreciated, and if i can dual boot it with windows 7 then that would be great. just tell me how we should start. should i give my service number for dell? so you can see a basic idea of my specs (some laptops from this model dont have the same parts as others)
  20. Angelo_

    usb 3.0s?

    HI, i've installed high sierra a while ago and never really used it that much but i got bored of w10 so i've decided to use it as my daily driver for a while and i noticed that usb 3.0 ports don't work with usb 3 devices and only with usb 2.0 devices(capped at the 480mb/s limit of usb 2.0), is there a way to get past that? i couldn't find it in this forum, i don't need the speed that much for right now(even tho i might since i shoot in raw and usb 2.0 is slow for file transfer of big photos or videos i take on holidays or on days off) but i'd like to at least be able to use the usb 3.0s with my usb 3 devices and hub. Hope that i write this post correctly, english is not my main language. ps i don't need because i'm on lan but does it exist a driver/kext for intel wifi/bluetooth combo integrated in my z87 mpower(centrino 2200) ? bluetooth works already.
  21. UPDATE: Redid 10.10.4 install with latest Install OS X Yosemite app... USB made with a tonymac tool. Installed clover to ESP with PBR boot (1st PBR option in Clover installer) to support existing legacy Win7-64bit. All working except Sleep (never use it) and USB3.0 can be temperamental due to Firewire/IRQ issue (solvable via DSDT patch). When I get the time, I will be creating and patching my own DSDT with the Firewire/IRQ fix, which will fix GenericUSBXHCI issue. Using NVIDIA web drivers, but regular drivers work fine too... I have SpeedStep working up to max turbo, Graphics PM working too OOTB (thanks to NVIDIA web drivers I think). Altogether, a raging success. Managed to shoe-horn the 1TB HDD into my case, and use up ALL my 6 SATA ports (2xSATA3.0, 4xSATA2.0)... phew, not bad. I just did a fresh install (upgrade did NOT go well -- too many tweaks for Mavericks ruined it). I now have Chameleon 4.0 booting everything off the hard drive. SpeedStep working with GenerateCPUStates (P&C), but still require NullCPUPM kext to boot (otherwise stepping errors occur). I have a newly created SSDT, but I am afraid if it doesn't work, I'll never be able to fix it :-/ Only just started this, but I am going to call this 90% successful off the bat. I have NVIDIA GTX 660 working with NVIDIA drivers (web drivers), keyboard, mouse, still have USB errors (might try USBBusFix, although it is not mentioned anywhere for Yosemite). It will certainly work if I disable USB Legacy mode in BIOS, but then I cannot dual boot More news as it comes to hand.
  22. miki1996

    ACPI Kernel Panic

    Hello to the community, I had to open a thread due to an error that is making me becoming crazy. I tried to install OS X on my AMD Toshiba Satellite L650D-101 (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion) with every boot flag I know. The installation doesn't start, It freezes on a Kernel Panic "Unable to find driver for this platform "ACPI"... etcetera. I tried iAtkos L2, iAntares 10.6.3, Retail 10.6, Retail 10.8.2, but each of these distros gives me that Kernel Panic. My Toshiba's processor is an AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320 2,10GHz. It has 4GB of Ram and a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145. All the post-installation comes after, the "only" problem for now is to get in the installation menu. Thanks in advance
  23. Hello everyone. I'm taking on the daunting task of writing a PPC kernel for Snow Leopard. I would like to write one for Mavericks in the future, but I think that in terms of compatibility, SL is a better starting point. I hope to support 32 bit and 64 bit PPC CPUs, but I'll probably start with 32 bit. I'm not making any guarentees that this will run without bugs or that I will finish it, but if I manage to get a PPC mac booting in 10.6.x even only in single user mode, I'll release it somewhere to have help. I'm aware that I also need to write kexts for this as well. I decided to post here because Tonymacx86 would give me the boot for talking about PPC and 10.5. Anyway, I'll keep this thread updated if I get anywhere. For those curious as to where I'm starting, here are my very basic starting plans: 1. Buy a chargers for the millions of iBook's I have lying around or buy a Powermac G5 2. Explore the 10.5.8 kernel 3. Explore the 10.5.8 kexts 4. Copy compatible kexts from 10.5 to 10.6 5. See what happens 6. Explore issues and fix kernel 7. Test a ton of stuff 8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 millions of times Anyway, those are my plans. BTW, I'm no n00b at this type of stuff. I'm very farmiliar with hackintoshing and writing kexts and the like. That's not to say this is gonna be easy. School is busy, so IDK when Imma work on this. I already have machines running Mavericks, and have the install discs for 10.5. I also have an Intel MBP capable of running 10.5 (IDK why I'd really need it for this) and an f load of iBooks. I'll probably find a PowerMac G5 for really cheap or for free. Wish me luck! Cheers, JellyT0ast (Yeah ignore my real U/N lol) P.S.: If you are interested in helping, let me know EDIT: I'm aware I might need to use an alternate bootloader other than the built in EFI. If I need to, I'll use either Chameleon or Clover.
  24. Updated 27 februari 2014 - Added update 10.9.2 steps in the document - Latest PDF version 1.2 with date 27 februari 2014 Updated 21 october 2013 - Fixed some text true the document - Rewrite of chapter 7 - Added new images for chameleon install and iMessage Error - Added section TROUBLESHOOTING - Added Boot 0 : ERROR in Troubleshooting - Added iMessage Error in Troubleshooting - New Install109.zip Run OSX Mavericks on a Dell Optiplex 780 This tutorial will describe the steps to install Mavericks on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760). The installation goes to the latest version of 10.9, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible. If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial. I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Mavericks. A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial. I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English. 1. Credits/Sources Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide: Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac Forum member Pingu from Germany for helping me out with the text changes. And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements Here are the requirements: A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Mavericks for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion. Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Mavericks 10.9 GM – If you don’t have a Mac Developer Account, then you’ll find torrents of 10.9 around the web. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.9 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.9 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. Install109.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared. Note: The files for number 8 "Install109.zip" contains the following Directory's (4) and files: Kernel - Mach Kernel Kexts - FakeSMC.kext - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext - AppleIntelE1000e.kext - VoodooHDA.kext OSInstall - OSInstall - OSInstall.mpkg (Not used for my configuration because I use the entire hard disk) Utils - Chameleon-2.2svn-r2265 - Chameleon Wizard - Kext Utility - EFI Studio - ShowHiddenFiles The first 3.kext files will fix most kernel panics en bios reset that you might experience while booting. The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.9 onto an MBR-partitioned drive ( ! this is not tested, for further info go to insaneleymac forum !). 3. My Specs My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs. NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Mavericks because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI. Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Preparing your SSD or HDD for install on a MBR-partitioned drive If you intent to install OSX86 Mavericks on the same Hard disk as your windows follow the steps below. For a clean install on a new formatted hard disk go to Chapter 5. If you’re in Windows 7, you can easily make a new partition on an SSD or HDD via the Disk Management program. Start>Run (or Windows key on your keyboard plus R). diskmgmt.msc (press enter after typing that) Find your drive, right-click on it, and go to Shrink Volume. Wait for it to calculate the amount of space you can make your partition, and enter in your amount (for an exact GB amount, multiple your desired amount of GB times 1024, so a 20GB partition would be 20480MB). Let it make your partition. It will show up as unallocated space. Format the new unallocated space as NTFS and give it a label (mine was Mavericks). Done! 5. Formatting your USB drive Start OSX Mountain (Lion) or Snow Leopard to prepare your USB Flash drive Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive via Disk Utility in Mac OS X: Extract the zip file Install109.zip to your Mac OS x desktop Put USB drive in your Mac Open up Disk Utility. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Erase tab in the middle. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “MAVERICKS USB”). Click on the Erase… button. Done! Leave Disk Utility open, as you’ll need it later. 6. Preparing your USB drive with 10.9 This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 3.0 flash drive will help things out quite a bit. Mount the DMG for Mavericks (will be called Mac OS X Install ESD on your desktop). Show hidden files by running the app ShowHiddenFiles in the folder Install109 - Util on your desktop. Click on Show Special Files (leave the app ShowHiddenFiles open we need this later). In the folder MAC OS X Install ESD right click on Basesystem.dmg and choose “ open with DiskImageMounter(default) Switch back to Disk Utility. Click on your flash drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Restore button in the middle area. For the source, drag “Mac OS X Base System” from your desktop into the empty Source box. For the destination, drag your USB drive from your desktop into the empty Destination box. Click on “Restore” and type your password. This process will take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive. When it’s finished, you’ll end up with 2 “Mac OS X Base System” drives on your desktop. Figure out which one is your USB copy (you can right-click > Get Info and use the capacity as an indicator), and rename it to MAVERICKSUSB, after that open it up. Once you’ve opened up MAVERICKSUSB (the one that’s your flash drive), go to /System/Installation. You’ll see a symlink for Packages. Remove it. Create a folder called Packages. Open up a window of the original Mac OS X Install ESD drive and copy everything within Packages to the empty Packages folder on your USB drive. Done! 10.9 is now installed onto your USB drive. Now, we need to modify some of the files on it so that it will properly bootup on a PC. 7. Adding the fixed 10.9 files to the USB drive Now, we need to modify some of the files on your USB drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC. Open the folder “Instal109 - Kexts” on your Mac OS X desktop. Copy 3 .kext files (FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext) to /System/Library/Extensions on your flash drive. NOTE: The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.9 onto an MBR-partitioned drive, if you install it on the entire hard disk skip step 3 and 4 an go further with step 5. Copy the OSInstall file to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/, overwriting the file that’s already there. Copy the OSInstall.mpkg file to /System/Installation/Packages/, overwriting the file that’s already there. Go to the root of your USB drive and create a folder called "Extra". This is used to store configuration files for the chameleon boot loader Run the Chameleon installation package from Install - Utils. Make sure to install this package to your flash drive. Choose in the Chameleon setup for Customize, in the customize screen choose Modules – FileNVRAM ( we need this to make iMessage work) after that go further with the install of Chameleon. Run the Chameleon Wizard click the “SMBios” tab then click "Edit". Now there is a list of “Premade SMBioses”. Look through this list and choose for your Dell Optiplex 780 the iMac9.1. Click “Save As” and save it to the /Extra folder we created on the USB stick. Choose Tab Org.Chameleon.boot and set the follow options like in the image below. If the settings are like the image then Click “Save As” and save it to the /Extra folder we created on the USB stick. Copy mach_kernel from the Folder Install109 - Kernel and paste it into the root of your flash drive. Lastly, copy extracted folder (Install109) which you have extracted earlier from the zip file to the root of your flash drive. You’ll need this in Chapter 12 Eject all mounted drives (this is not necessary) Go to ShowHiddenFiles and click hide special files after that close program. Eject your USB Drive Done ! 8. Bios Settings Dell Optiplex 780 Before we boot from the Dell Optiplex we need to optimize the bios for OSX Mavericks. Start your Dell Optiplex and press F2 to get into the Bios. Go to Boot Sequence and choose on the right for USB Device and click the up arrow so that the USB Device is on top, click on apply to make the setting. Go then to Drives - Sata Operation and choose on the right for Raid Autodetect/AHCI click again on apply and choose exit, now the Bios is ready for installing OSX Mavericks. 9. Installing OSX Mavericks from your USB drive Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install OSX Mavericks onto the partition or Hard Drive. Boot from your USB drive. Once in Chameleon let the boot loader resume (or hit enter to start it manually highlight your flash drive and add -v -f to the end, then push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by be patience startup may take a while.) Once you get into the installer (assuming your computer didn’t freeze, restart itself, or get a kernel panic), choose your partition or Hard Disk to install OSX Mavericks to. NOTE : when you install it on a partition skip step 5 - 10 see Chapter 4. (If you install Mavericks on the entire Hard disk follow the steps below ) In the installer open up Disk Utility. Click on your Hard Drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Erase tab in the middle. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “MAVERICKS”). Click on the Erase… button. Done close Disk Utility and go further with the installation process. The installation process will take about 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD. When finished boot to your new OSX Mavericks. 10. Booting OSX Mavericks! Now that everything is finally prepared, you can go ahead and boot into OSX Mavericks. Boot from your USB drive again your computer won't still be able to boot from the hard drive. 2. Once in Chameleon let the boot loader resume (or hit enter to start it manually highlight your flash drive and add -v -f to the end, then push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by be patience startup may take a while.) You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OSX Mavericks. Go through that process to setup OSX Mavericks. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later in Chapter 12, go further with the installation process. The installation process will take about 3 minutes. Done! Proceed to Chapter 11 to install the bootloader to your partition so that you don’t have to rely on using your USB drive to bootup. 11. Installing the bootloader to 10.9 Once in 10.9 go to finder – preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for - Hard Disk - External Disk - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere Close system preferences. Navigate to your folder Install109 -Utils and run the chameleon package, install it to your OS X drive. Copy the Extra folder on your USB drive to the root of your HDD (open Finder -> Go -> Computer -> OS X -> paste folder). Done! 12. Install the Kext files for de Dell Optiplex 780 hardware Now, we need to install some Kext files on your Hard Disk drive so that the hardware will work properly on your PC. Open the folder “Install109 - Kexts” and select the following Kext files - AppelIntelE1000e.kext - EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext - FakeSMC.kext - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - VoodooHDA.kext Drag the Kext files (which are mentioned above) over "Kext utility.app" (contained in folder “Install780”) and release the mouse Type your root password and the Kext files will be installed on your Hard disk. Reboot. Once in OSX Mavericks go to System Preferences – Network There will be a message saying “Network device is detected” Choose apply if you want to use DHCP or give a IP Address if you use static IP. Click apply to make the setting active. 13. Installing Video for QE/CI Manually Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450 ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002) <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key> and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450 ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002) add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 14. Update to 10.9.2 Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site. Run the 10.9.2 combo update walk thru the steps. After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system, CHOOSE RESTART. The Combo Update will be installed on the system and will take about 10 minutes After the install the system boots up normally but video isn't working anymore we will fix this manually like in chapter 13 Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450 ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002) <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key> and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450 ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002) add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.9.2 The update is finished. TROUBLESHOOTING 14. BOOT 0 ERROR If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following Reboot system back into Mavericks installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Mavericks on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 15. App store and iCloud doesn't work If AppStore and iCloud doesn't work follow the steps below. Open up EFI Studio in folder “Install109 - Utils.” , select Ethernet, select Add Device. On the new window you will see a lot of numbers (Hex String) in the second row. Then clicked write to com.apple.boot.plist. Then go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/apple.com.boot.plist and select the new key and string it added. Now you can add the Hex Strings to your org.chameleon.boot.plist(com.apple.boot.plist) see Chapter 12 which should be in root/extra folder. When you add it manually make sure it is in <key>device-properties</key> <string>Your Hex String here</string> arguments after that. Remove all network devices from System Preferences/Network. Delete in library>preferences>system configuration> NetworkInterfaces.plist file. Finally, Reboot. After reboot, go to System Preferences/Network add devices. Click (Ethernet) FIRST!! Then add the other adapters you use to connect to the internet or Bluetooth. Voila. App Store and iCloud now works. 16. iMessage Fix Hackintoshes have been unable to log into the Messages app (better known as "iMessage") on OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks. We can now fix the problem using Chameleon bootloader. Run the Chameleon installation package from Install - Utils. Make sure to install this package to your HDD. Choose in the Chameleon setup for Customize, in the customize screen choose Modules – FileNVRAM after that go further with the install of Chameleon Finally, Reboot Voila. iMessage now works 17. If sound doesn’t work The HDMI from the Ati Radeon 5450 doesn’t work properly so we need to change this to Headphone, follow the step below to make sound work. Open System Preferences – Sound – Output – And choose for Headphones. 18. Finished! You’ve successfully installed OSX Mavericks onto your Dell Optiplex 780. run os x mavericks 10.9.pdf
  25. Hi, I am gonna to buy wifi card, since my Dell M660 does not have supported card. If there is list of supported cards please give link to that. Thanks