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  1. *****NOW UPDATED FOR YOSEMITE - PLEASE REPORT ANY PROBLEMS IN THE COMMENTS***** *****There are subtle differences in the guide depending on whether you’re using Lion / Mountain Lion or Mavericks***** *****For Lion / ML use the blue line. For Mavericks use the red line. For Yosemite use the green line.***** *****If you're creating the installer for Lion/ML use "Essential 03.08.2012" attachment***** *****Otherwise use the attachment for the version you’re using***** *****This guide will not work for versions of OS X earlier than Lion (10.7)***** The all-in-one guide to vanilla OS X + Chameleon + DSDT for beginners Preface: So I’ve built a few hackintoshes now to the point where I’ve a good idea what I’m doing. I’ve gone the distro way before as well as the vanilla way and I agree fully with the idea that vanilla is better. The problem with it being that I haven’t found a well explained start to finish guide of how to do it without a lot of Googling and combining numerous different guides so my idea is to collate everything into one place for beginners to hopefully understand the process better and build better systems. A lot of the leg-work for this guide has been done by other people; although I’m rewriting most of it if anyone wants credit adding to something I’ve accidentally stolen from them just PM me. Throughout the guide I try to avoid scripts and utilities so you can learn what your doing. If you want a one-click install this is not the guide for you; having said that there is nothing technically complicated that isn’t clearly explained so don’t be scared off if you’re a rookie. If any one has any suggestions on how to improve this guide PM me or mention it on the forum thread. Those who experience problems make sure you’ve read Part 7 before posting to the forum asking for help. Part 1 - Prerequisites 1.0. Basic Requirements: The basic requirements for OS X from Lion onwards are: 1. A Core 2 Duo processor or later 2. 2GB or more RAM 3. 8GB of disk space N.B. For details of specific hardware compatibility see the hardware compatibility list (HCL) in the wiki: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Further to compatible hardware you will need: 1. A working install of OS X (this may be in a virtual machine or a native install) to prepare the installer 2. A flash drive of minimum size 8GB 3. A copy of Lion / ML / Mavericks 4. Patience Note: All essential software / kexts below are in the attachment. 1.1. Essential Software You will need to obtain the following. I suggest you place them all in the same folder along with the essential kexts below for use later: 1. The Chameleon boot loader, the latest version of which can always be found here (You want "The Latest Trunk PKG ~ Standard and Official Revision"): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=231075 2. Chameleon wizard to create a smbios (basically identify your machine as a mac) and to help with bootloader problems http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=257464 3. System info for finding device ID’s for general post-install troubleshooting (Check you get the Mac version). http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=219584 4. DSDT editor for extracting your DSDT once were up and running: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=223205 5. Kext utility for installing additional kexts post-install: http://cvad-mac.narod2.ru/Kext_Utility/ 1.2. Essential Kexts (kernel extensions) 1. FakeSMC – absolutely essential – tricks OS X into thinking it’s a real Mac. http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1643 2. NullCPUPowerManagement – generally required initially to prevent kernel panics, may not be needed once AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement is patched after install. http://www.osx86.net/view/16-nullcpupowermanagement_(32--64-bit).html Part 2 - Creating the installer 2.0. Preparing the USB 1. In your working OS X install open Disk Utility 2. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar 3. Click the “Partition” tab 4. Under “Partition Layout” click “1 Partition” 5. Click Options -> select “GUID Partition Table”; check the format is set to “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)”; name it “USB” and click Apply 2.1. Creating the OS X installer on the USB drive 1. Mount your OS X DMG. If using a copy downloaded from the app store: Navigate to Applications (which is where it will save your downloaded copy of OS X by default) -> right click "Install OS X *version*" and click "Show Package Contents" -> Contents -> SharedSupport -> Double click "InstallESD.dmg" 2. Mount BaseSystem.dmg by typing the following in terminal: open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg open /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg open /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg 3. Go back to disk utility and click on “(Mac )OS X Base System”, click the “Restore” tab then drag and drop “(Mac )OS X Base System” to “source” and your USB to “destination” and click restore then erase. This will take a while. 4. You’ll now have 2 “(Mac )OS X Base Systems present in Finder, right click them and “get info” to determine which is your USB drive (hint: look at the size). 5. Navigate to the one which is your USB drive, open it and go to /System/Installation. Delete the “Packages” link then create a folder called “Packages”. 6. Open a new Finder window and navigate to “(Mac )OS X Install ESD”. Copy everything inside the packages folder to the packages folder you have just created. This will take a while. 7. Copy mach_kernel from “OS X Install ESD” to the root of your USB drive. 7. Use pacifist to extract mach_kernel from “OS X Install ESD/Packages/BaseSystemBinaries.pkg” and copy it to the root of your USB drive (note: this is in the attachment). 7. Use pacifist to extract kernel from “OS X Installed ESD/Packages/Essentials.pkg/System/Library/Kernels/Kernel” and copy it to /System/Library/Kernels/ (You may need to create the “Kernes” folder) (note: this is in the attachment). 8. Copy BaseSystem.chunklist and BaseSystem.dmg from InstallESD.img to the root of your USB drive. Since these files are hidden you must first show hidden files by typing the following in Terminal "defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES" followed by "killall Finder". Once copied you can type "defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO" followed by "killall Finder" to hide hidden files. The terminal will look something like this when you are done: 2.2. Patching the installer for a PC 1. Remember the two kexts we downloaded above? Copy both of them to /System/Library/Extensions on your USB stick. 2. Run the chameleon installation package and ensure to choose your USB drive as the destination. 3. 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. 4. Open Chameleon wizard, click the “SMBios” tab then click "Edit". Now there is a list of “Premade SMBioses”. Look through this list to see which relates best to your PC (Hint: iMac 12.2 for modern desktops or MacBook Pro 8.3 for modern laptops is a good place to look to start with). Click “Save As” and save it to the /Extra folder we created on the USB stick. N.B. make sure you’ve got a smbios from a Mac which supports your version of OS X, for a list of which do see here: http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/ 5. Use chameleon wizard to generate an “org.chameleon.boot.plist” this is necessary to set the kernel flag “kext-dev-mode=1” which allows us to boot using unsigned kexts. If you already have an org.boot.chameleon.plist you may simply add “kext-dev-mode=1” to your list of kernel flags. If not then use the one from the attachment. Copy this file to the /Extra folder we created on the USB stick. 6. Copy your folder of essential software & kexts to the root of your USB stick. N.B.1: For those with a fully-working Lion / ML install you may omit 2.C.3. & 2.C.4. and use your old /Extra folder (including smbios & org.chameleon.boot.plist & DSDT). N.B.2: ATi6xxx users see step 7.6 now! 2.3. A note for those wishing to boot OS X and Windows on the same HDD (This is not recommended but may be necessary for those installing on laptops) The OS X installer won’t install to an MBR partition scheme which Windows requires so we must patch the installer to allow this. If you intend on dual-booting OS X and Windows 7 then I suggest you install Windows 7 and update to Service Pack 1 before you install OS X to prevent problems updating to SP1 later. How to patch: 1. Download the required files from here: http://www.osx86.net/view/2815-osinstallmbr+osinstall.mpkg_10.8.gm.html 2. On the USB stick navigate to /System/Installation/Packages/. Delete OSInstall.mpkg and replace it with the one you just downloaded. 3. On the USB stick navigate to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/. Delete OSInstall and replace it with the one you just downloaded. Part 3 – Installing OS X 3.1 Installing OS X 1. Stick the USB drive in the computer you wish to install OS X on and boot from your USB drive. If you’re unsure how to do this when your computer first turns on look for a prompt that says “Press X for boot selection menu” (where X is a key) or something of that effect. Common keys are F8 & F12. 2. When Chameleon comes up press enter to boot OS X. The OS X installer should boot. Go to the utilities menu and click disk utility. Select the disk / partition you wish to install OS X to, call it "OS X" and format it as “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” (See Part 2.1. if you’re a bit rusty with disk utility). N.B. For those dual booting on the same HDD as Windows ensure you've got the Partition Scheme set to MBR. 3. Follow the installer to install OS X to the desired partition. 4. Take a well-deserved rest while it installs. 5. Once the installer is finished it will reboot, on reboot boot back into the install USB NOT your OS X install. 3.1 Fixing the OS X install 1. From the installer go to Utilities and Terminal. 2. Type cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ 3. Type: cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ 4. Type reboot NOTE: Include the quotes in the lines above. This assumes your install partition is called “OS X” as I said above. If for whatever reason you called it something else replace “OS X” with whatever you called it (still surrounded by quotation marks). Part 4 – Initial booot 1. Reboot your system and boot to the USB stick again but this time select your OS X install. This should boot you into your installed copy of OS X. 2. Open "System Preferences" go-to "Security and Privacy", click the lock and give it your password then set "Allow applications downloaded from" to anywhere. 3. Navigate to your folder of essential software and run the chameleon package, install it to your OS X drive. 4. Copy the Extra folder on your USB drive to the root of your HDD (open Finder -> Go -> Computer -> OS X -> paste folder). 5. Reboot, remove USB, and let the computer boot from your HDD, select OS X and it should boot straight to OS X. You are not finished! You now need to at least read through step 6! Part 5 – DSDT 5.0 Extraction Although not strictly required it is useful to have a DSDT for your system; with a bit of research and patching it can be used to solve almost all problems you may encounter. For those interested in what it actually is see here: http://wiki.osx86pro.../index.php/DSDT How to create it: 1. Open DSDT Editor 2. Go-to File -> Extract DSDT 3. Go-to to IASL -> Compile (if you get any errors click “Fix Errors”) 4. Go-to IASL -> Save AML as. Save it as “DSDT.aml” in /Extra. 5.1 Common Fixes (coming soon eventually…) Part 6 – Finishing Touches 6.0. A note on non-Mac monitors Most non-Mac monitors will start with the wrong color calibration. To fix this go-to "System Preferences" -> "Displays" -> "Color" -> select "Generic RGB Profile". Further to this, due to Mac monitor having a different dot pitch to normal monitors, LCD font smoothing may make the fonts appear blurred. To turn this off go-to “System Preferences” -> General -> uncheck “Use LCD Font…” (at the bottom). 6.1. Keymaps If you have a British standard keyboard you will need to install the keymaps in the attachment. To do so decompress the attached zip and copy its contents to /Library/Keyboard Layouts then change the keymap by going to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Input Sources. 6.2. org.chameleon.boot.plist If you open Chameleon Wizard you can navigate to “org.chameleon.boot” here you can assign numerous settings which will be useful later as well as setting the default timeout and specifying the location of your SMBios and DSDT if you don’t place them in /Extra. I suggest you ensure the “Ethernet Built In” box is checked then set the "Time Out" to a reasonable figure and then click "Save As' and save it to /Extra (Note: save it as org.chameleon.boot, it automatically appends the .plist extension). When you've saved it you can go to "Theme" and download and apply a theme for the boot loader rather than having the default text boot. Once your system is stable and with all necessary hardware enabled set UseKernelCache=Yes to speed up boot times. 6.3. NullCPUPowerManagement Currently we have NullCPUPowerManagement.kext installed. This disables speed-stepping and thus sleep (by disabling AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext) so we need to remove it for a better system. Unfortunately not all system’s will work with the version that comes with OS X. The first thing to do is to try your system without it, to do this simply navigate to /System/Library/Extensions on your OS X drive and delete it then reboot. It’s possible you will see a kernel panic on reboot, if this is the case you will need to reinstall the kext by following Part 3.1.1&3.1.2. If your system panics on boot then you require a patched version of AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement; reading round the forum should allow you to obtain this relatively easily. 6.4. Device Compatibility At this point it’s very likely you will have some devices not working. The best way to get devices working is through DSDT edits rather than by adding kernel extensions; often additional kernel extensions will have to be re-installed after updates whereas DSDT edit are permanent. To enable devices by using additional kexts: Run the “System Info” app we downloaded and click File -> check compatibility. This will let you see which devices are working and which aren’t. You can Google your vendor & device ID to find info about making them work. Once you find a kext that appears to be compatible for your hardware drag and drop it onto kext utility to install it. Example: If your Wi-Fi isn’t working you can look for your Wi-Fi device and find its device / vendor ID’s in my case its vendor ID is 168c and its device ID is 002a so Googling for “168c:002a kext” would return results about making the device work. 6.5. Finder grid view (windows explorer behaviour) To make finder sort files in a grid by default open Finder, navigate to your root folder of the OS X install. Go-to View -> Show View options -> Arrange by "Name" -> Click "Use As Defaults" Part 7 – Common Errors & Basic Diagnostics 7.0. Boot0:Error Boot0 error is most likely caused by incorrectly installing chameleon or having a drive with 4k-sector allocation. Try to reinstall chameleon (use the latest version!), if that doesn’t work see here: http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/02/hackintosh-boot0-error.html 7.1. Boot flags When the chameleon screen boots you can specify kernel arguments to attempt to solve problems you may be having. When you see the boot-loader pop up press any key and ensure your OS X install is highlighted. You can then type any combination of kernel flags (with a space between them) to try to boot OS X / diagnose problems. For a complete list of kernel flags see here: http://www.osx86.net/guides-tutorials/10747-guide-chameleon-bootloader-basics.html A few of the more common ones are: 1. –v verbose mode. If the system panics take a screen shot of the panic when you have typed this at boot and post it to the forums. It will help people diagnose your problems but won’t fix any problems. 2. –x safe boot (like windows safe mode – minimal drivers). 3. –f boot without the kernel cache (useful if you’ve installed kexts without rebuilding the kext cache – if you’ve used kext utility you shouldn’t have to use this). 4. –npci=0x2000 (or –npci=0x3000) fixes the “PCI configuration Begin” error. 5. PCIRootUID=0 solves problems for some NVIDIA graphics card users (if it doesn't solve your issue try =1 instead). 6. GraphicsEnabler=Yes (or GraphicsEnabler=No) add support for some non-OS X graphics cards. 7. Note: The arch=i386 boot flag is now depreciated due to ML’s 64-bit only kernel. 7.2. The console The console gives you a verbose output of any and all errors the system may encounter. It's particularly useful if you've a system which won't stay in sleep mode. Go-to Applications -> Utilities -> Console to open it. 7.3. App store "Your device or computer could not be recognised..." error. App-store requires a MAC address to verify your computer (any address, it doesn't have to be an apple one) hence you MUST have a working Ethernet or Airport card for App Store to work. The problem is if you've enabled network hardware after first boot OS X won't update its caches. The fix: Ensure "ethernet buit in" is checked in your org.chameleon.boot.plist. Go to system preferences and delete all the devices in the network section. Navigate to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration and delete com.apple.airport.preferences.plist and networkinterfaces.plist and com.apple.boot.plist. Reboot then add your network interfaces in system preferences. Check app-store is now working. 7.4 Motherboard POST Freeze I your motherboard freezes during POST (you don’t even get past the BIOS screen) it’s possible your BIOS isn’t compatible with the GUID partition table of the USB we created the installer on. To fix this in step 2.0.5 select MBR instead of GUID. Note: If you make it to the OS X boot-loader this is not your problem and will not fix any issues other than hanging at POST. For more information see here: http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/bios.html 7.5 When posting to the forum asking for help When posting to the forum asking for help if the installer / installation won’t boot please post a screenshot of where it stops – I suggest you post this to a new thread in a suitable place in the forum rather than this guide. 7.6 ATi6xxx card white screen error There is a know permissions error in Mountain Lion regarding the ATi6000Controller kext causing white screen. To fix this: Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions on your install USB and copy ATi6000Ccontroller to your folder of essential kexts. Delete ATi6000Controller from /S/L/E. Install OS X (note: you will only have basic graphics support). After install (at the end of step 4) you can drag & drop the kext onto kextutility then reboot to enable your card. Part 8 - Useful Tips 8.0. To show or hide hidden files: In the terminal type: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES or defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO Followed by killall Finder 8.1. Spaces in terminal When using the terminal spaces must be preceded by \ or the file or folder name placed in quotations e.g.: open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg or open /Volumes/"Mac OS X Install ESD"/BaseSystem.dmg Part 9 – References Massive credit goes to this guide here: http://thetecherra.com/2012/07/10/tutorial-run-os-x-mountain-lion-10-8-gm-on-a-pc-hackintoshosx86-video/ and this guide here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=277015 Part 10 – Change-log v2.3 - 25/07/2012 - Minor update to include InstallESD location from app-store. v2.4 - 27/07/2012 - Minor updates regarding Gringo Vermelho’s post. v2.5 - 03/08/2012 - Minor updates and touch-ups. v2.6 - 22/08/2012 - Addition of UseKernelCache=Yes plus key-maps and a few minor tweaks. v3.0 – 24/10/2012 – Addition of screenshots v3.1 – 03/12/2012 – British keyboard layout added v4.0 – 07/10/2013 – Updates so guide complies with Mavericks install procedure v4.2 – 10/11/2013 – Ironed out differences between Lion/ML and Mavericks v4.3 – 16/10/2014 – Added Yosemite support Essential - 03.08.12.zip Keyboard Layouts.zip Essential - Mavericks GM - 7.10.2013.zip Mavericks Install Guide - v0 - Quick Ref.pdf Mavericks install Guide - v4.2 - With Sreenshots.pdf Vanilla OS X Install Guide - v4.3 - With Sreenshots.pdf
  2. I have a lenovo g780 with a core i5 processor. I have been trying to install mountain lion for a while now. Everything I tried I get still waiting for root device error. So i finally tried to make a vanilla usb using http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/280756-guide-the-all-in-one-guide-to-vanilla-os-x-mountain-lion-chameleon-dsdt-for-beginners/ I still get still waiting for root device error. My bios is set to ahci. The only other mode is compatible and i tried that and it still didnt work. Help. Please
  3. While most of the VMWare guest hardware is virtualized, the guest VM CPU reflects the same CPU features the physical host CPU has. This guide details the additional work that is needed to run OS X 10.8-10.12 with an AMD CPU under VMWare. If your AMD CPU supports SSE3 and SSSE3 (and SSE4.1 for OS X 10.12): The installation should be pretty simple: 1. Install VMWare Workstation 8.0.6 / 9.0.4 / 10.0.4 / Player 6.0.4. 2. Run VMWare Unlocker 1.3.0. 3. Prepare an installation ISO from the untouched 10.8 (Mountain Lion) DMG using dmg2img. 4. Create a new VM (select "Mac OS X 10.8" as the guest operating system). 5. Set your 'number of cores per processor' to 1 (the number of processors can be set to more than one). 6. A. For OS X 10.8-10.11: Open the .vmx file of the virtual machine and add the following lines: cpuid.0.eax="0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1011" cpuid.0.ebx="0111:0101:0110:1110:0110:0101:0100:0111" cpuid.0.ecx="0110:1100:0110:0101:0111:0100:0110:1110" cpuid.0.edx="0100:1001:0110:0101:0110:1110:0110:1001" cpuid.1.eax="0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0110:1111:0001" cpuid.1.ebx="0000:0010:0000:0001:0000:1000:0000:0000" cpuid.1.ecx="1000:0010:1001:1000:0010:0010:0000:0011" cpuid.1.edx="0000:1111:1010:1011:1111:1011:1111:1111" (this will identify the guest CPU as an Intel Core 2 Merom, and will help you avoid the 'The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.' error) 6. B. For OS X 10.12 Sierra: cpuid.0.eax="0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:1011" cpuid.0.ebx="0111:0101:0110:1110:0110:0101:0100:0111" cpuid.0.ecx="0110:1100:0110:0101:0111:0100:0110:1110" cpuid.0.edx="0100:1001:0110:0101:0110:1110:0110:1001" cpuid.1.eax="0000:0000:0000:0001:0000:0110:0111:0001" cpuid.1.ebx="0000:0010:0000:0001:0000:1000:0000:0000" cpuid.1.ecx="1000:0010:1001:1000:0010:0010:0000:0011" cpuid.1.edx="0000:1111:1010:1011:1111:1011:1111:1111" (this will identify the guest CPU as an Intel Core 2 Penryn which supports SSE4.1) 7. If your Hardware compatibibility is set to Workstation 9.0 (virtualHW.version = "9") or 10, you must also add the following line: featureCompat.enable = "FALSE" 8. You can now boot from the ISO and proceed with the installation. 9. Even though I could complete the installation without a hitch with my A8-5600K, a few applications consistently crashed (e.g. Grapher), this was resolved by replacing the kernel with a modified kernel that emulates all missing SSE3 / SSSE3 instructions (see below). If your AMD CPU does not support SSSE3: You need to replace the kernel with one that has SSSE3 emulation (see below), the easiest way to do it is to use another computer that has SSSE3 to create the virtual disk and replace the kernel. 1. After you have a working OS X machine, update to 10.8.5, make a copy of the virtual disk and attach it to the same VM. 2. Change the os settings to show hidden files (see here), and delete the hidden 'mach_kernel' from the root folder of the attached disk. (alternatively, use the terminal to perform this, e.g. 'sudo chflags nohidden mach_kernel' or 'sudo rm mach_kernel') 3. Put the modified kernel (see below) instead of the one you just deleted (use the same file name). 4. Delete the old kernel cache by deleting the content of the '/System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/' directory. 5. Optionally: hide back the kernel (with 'sudo chflags hidden mach_kernel'). 6. Create a new VM, update the .vmx files to include the 8 cpuid.* lines from above. 7. You can now use the attached disk to boot OS X 10.8.5 from a VM hosted with an older AMD CPU that does not support SSSE3. Tested With A8-5600K, A8-3850 and VMWare Workstation 8.0.6 / 9.0.4 / 10.0.4 / Player 6.0.4 Modified Kernel: For your convenience, I have created a modified 10.8.5 kernel (a.k.a. xnu-2050.48.11) specifically to be used with VMWare, and attached it to this post. The only modification to this kernel is that it includes OpEmu3, the SSE3 and SSSE3 emulator created by Sinetek and AnV (thanks guys!). This emulator is only used when necessary (i.e. if your CPU support a specific instruction, the emulator will not be used to execute it). The source code to OpEmu3 is available here and my adaptaion to 10.8.5 is available here. 10.8.5-OpEmu3.zip
  4. What I had already tried Add Credit Card details Reinstall OS X Restarted New serial number Reset password etc. How to fix it? Contact Apple Support Start telling him/her about the problem as soon as he/she says hello. ESPECIALLY about the pop-up and the customer code. Give legit details. Even serial number. Keep telling him/her you are looking at the right place. He/She will say it's invalid. Confirm it again. Eventually, ask him/her to drop it/why does he/she needs it?I asked, and she said to know what Mac I was using. I gave her all the info she could want(Keep Champlist and everymac.com open) He/She'll ask you to repeat the Customer Code. Do it. He/She'll ask you your ID. Give him/her the correct one(The one that you're entering in the Messages app). He/She'll tell you that he/she needs to confirm that you're a real person, and will ask you to answer the security questions that you answered when you created the account(Like "Where did your parents meet?"/"What was your childhood name?"). You'll need to get at least one right(I think). He/She'll ask you to reboot. Do it. He/She'll tell you not to worry. Don't. Voila! You'll be able to login just fine. THANK HIM/HER. So, I think this issue was caused because I had changed so many Serial Numbers that Apple flagged me as a bot. Once I verified my identity, all was well! It worked fine for me, so just sharing. If you've got some problem, feel free to ask, although I've got exams the whole month so probably won't be able to help. Even so, I'll try to.
  5. Nemorosus

    Toshiba L855-14J (10.8.X)

    Hello there guys. Almost a year ago I got myself a new laptop, previously owning also a Hackintosh-compatible Fujitsu Ah530, this time the Toshiba Satellite L855-14J, made for the European market. Today I'm going to show you how to install Mountain Lion on your laptop and going to share few links that are crucial for your installation. First, let me show you my specs: CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4Ghz (up to 3.4Ghz) RAM: 4GB VGA: AMD Radeon 7670M with 2GB of vRAM WIFI: Atheros AR9485 From all of these, the only hardware that is not compatible is the WiFi card, and I fixed this by replacing mine with my older laptop which had a Atheros AR9285. Unfortunately, there is no kext or anything that helps the 9485 to work. Also keep in mind that the audio card only works with Mountain Lion. The kexts, modifications, and everything else for that card do not apply for Mavericks, and if you want the sound card to work, you will need an external one unfortunately. On Mountain Lion even the jack recognition works, so it switches to the active output automatically (speakers or headphones). Microphone doesn't work, but external one does so... Yeah. First, there are two ways of installing Mountain Lion on your laptop that will work. Keep in mind that we will use Clover for our installation, because none of the other bootloaders will work. You can install with iAtkos ML3U, or a bootable usb with the needed kexts, and Mountain Lion from the App Store. Both of these methods work just fine, but the first one is already loaded with the needed kexts, and everything will work outside the box, minus the graphics card, which we will install the last. *For iAtkos* This laptop is highly compatible with osx86. It works really nicely, and when selecting features on iAtkos, do not choose too much. Audio and network from drivers only, both of them which will work after installation. If for some reason iAtkos does not boot at all, you will need a second USB that is no bigger than 512MB. Just for the bootloader, we won't need this after some time. Check out this thread on how to install Clover from Windows OS. Boot up the USB, and select the other USB (insert it after) and go ahead with the installation. *For AppStore USB* If you choose the longer way, than check out this thread on AppleLife.ru! This will show you the kexts needed, but keep in mind that that is a L850-13R, which is a different model, and not all things work (sleep for example works there, but not on the L855). After you installed Mountain Lion on your hard disk, the next step is to install Clover. The configuration file that is linked below is for version 1995, but you will notice that if you install that version, you will receive boot0 error. To fix this issue, download the latest Clover, install it, and than reinstall 1995. Than it will boot up properly from your hard drive. If you have trouble installing clover, PM me. Now install the kexts needed (if iAtkos none than PS/2, and if AppStore, check out the AppleLife.ru thread), and proceed with installing the graphics card. Graphics card will work with QE/CI, HDMI port, but the VGA output doesn't work. * Try out kexts (even those on AppleLife.ru) for the battery meter. My laptop is plugged in power without a battery, so I don't really need it that much. So I'm assuming that you already have v1995 of Clover. Download EFI Mounter and mount the EFI partition. Replace the config.plist file with the one attached here. Reboot. Enjoy Mountain Lion. Credit for config.plist file goes to freeuser16 from AppleLife.ru! Thank you. Screenshot (from HDMI port monitor, running 1080p): config.plist.zip
  6. Hi everyone! First, please forgive my English, is not my native language, so, Grammar Nazis are welcome to make an appearance here. Now to the main thing. A friend needs OSX for work, but he doesn´t has the budget to buy even the cheapest apple product, so I took his Packard Bell and started with this little project. Notebook specifications: CPU: Intel I5-450M RAM: 8GB DDR3 Video: Intel GMA HD <-Not sure about this...I know is a decent HD video card, but not sure about the model. Please let me know if it is vital info and I will ask the owner and update this. HDD: 320GB. + usual Notebook stuff like webcam, bluetooth, atheros chipset on the wifi hardware, realtek sound, etc. It´s a pretty nice PC, I guess it should be enough to run mountain lion...maybe I´m wrong. I tried with iDeneb 1.3 and didn´t work. stuck at instalation, Then i tried iAtkos L2 and managed to install, but got stuck in a nice apple loading screen. Before I jumped from my balcony, i saw this strange post in a obscure blog about the Niresh 12495 hackintosh. So I give it a try. Installed witouth troubles, but stuck in the apple logo again. I tried a -v boot and manage to see where it got stuck (couldn´t do that on iatkos or ideneb by the way). Captures at the end of this post. Lastly, I tried a -v -s -x boot. I got a console, so when i tried to input a help command, i realized the keyboard wasn´t working. It works in the boot screen, but when the console boots i guess is waiting for a bluetooth or a ps/2 keyboard, it doesn´t recognize nor the Notebook keyboard or a usb keyboard. So, should I give up? any advice will be welcomed warmly. Please don´t be shy and let me know if I can do anything else to help understand the issue. Kindest Regards from Chile. Screenshots (made with a cellphone cam)
  7. I got my D-Link DWL-G122 working perfectly in ML 10.8.5 i downloaded this from RALink official page. RTUSB D2870- UI- installation: first i removed USB dongle from slot, installed drivers from dmg file restarted, pluged the USBdongle and it worked! going to test it for few days and report here! (USBdongle : D-link DWL-G122 H/W Ver.E1 F/W ver. 5.00)
  8. I'm trying to get Mountain Lion 10.8.3 to work on my AMD computer, but I get to this screen and am unsure of what to do: Below is the information of my system: CPU MAINBOARD SPD GRAPHICS If it makes any difference, I am using an SSD on C:\ Drive and a HDD on F:\
  9. Hi all, I am using Macs at home, and with Xmas and a few free days coming up I'd like to give a Hackintosh a try. While I have Mountain Lion installed on my 24in iMac (2.8 GHz C2D) I much prefer Snow Leo and might actually downgrade my iMac. Now my question is: what hardware should I use to run Snow Leo 10.6.8 AND Mountain Lion? I read that Snow Leo does not support Ivy Bridge, so the newest PCs and Mainboards are out. I was thinking of a Core i7 2700K or faster processor - any recommendations? I also want to install a LOT of hard disks (probably eight 2 TB drives), preferably in a RAID 5 configuration. Optical drive is not important. I have no interest in gaming but I do have an interest in programming (for Mac/Win/Linux) so as startup drive I'd like to use a partitioned 256 GB SSD so that I can start in MacOS 10.6.8, Mac 10.8.2, Win 7, or Ubuntu Linux. Any advice on what I should get or where I could find that info? That Snow Leo does not support Ivy Bridge makes me a bit hesitant on what else I might not know which could throw a spanner in the works. Thanks in advance! Markus
  10. Hi, guys! I have core i3-3225(with hd4000 onboard) processor and I'm going to buy other components and install Mountain Lion. But I'm new and not sure that all component compatible to 10.8. my spec: Processor: Core i3-3225(HD4000) Motherboard: ASUS P8B75-M (B75 chipset) Memory: Corsair Value Select 2x8Gb - 1333 or Kingston HyperX 2x8Gb - 1600 Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2Tb [ST2000DM001] or WD Caviar Green IntelliPower 2Tb [WD20EZRX] Without graphic card Please check my configuration and give me advice if something incompatible.
  11. Hello, my hackintosh is unusable right now and I am really at a loss what to do. All problems started with 10.8.2 after I changed my graphics card to an Asus Direct CU II 2GB 660 ti. Since then I'm getting random sort-of-freezes or a scrambled screens, whenever I stat an OpenGL Application after waking my hack from sleep. With native drivers sometimes wakeup after sleep only gave me a black screen. The new Nvidia drivers solved that issue, but freezes still remain. If the screen freezes in an OpenGL Applications (eg. Starcraft 2), I still can move the cursor. I tried may possible solutions, even extracted, patched and compiled my DSDT a second time. I installed the new Nvidia drivers, applied the OpenCL-Fix. Even reinstalled from scratch. Nothing seems to help. It definitly is a graphics card/driver issue, as before swapping the card, my hackintosh would run supersmooth. The graphics card itself is not broke, as I'm running on windows right now and have no freezes, even when playing demanding games such as BF3. Sleep is also no problem here. The console show this error message when the screen freezes or scrambles after sleep. 9/17/12 8:22:59.000 AM kernel[0]: NVDA(OpenGL): Channel exception! exception type = 0xd = GR: SW Notify Error NVDA(OpenGL): Channel exception! exception type = 0x1f = Fifo: MMU Any help would be grately appreciated, as I really would like to boot up and work with my hack again Cheers Maroder
  12. Salve a tutti! Dopo un sacco di tempo che non scrivo, rieccomi a porvi un altro quesito. Ho il notebook in titolo, e vorrei installare mountain lion; Seguendo guide di portatili simili, sono riuscito ad ottenere un USB con bootloader Chameleon (tramite kakewalk e successivamente installato Chameleon) e sistema operativo, ma non riesco a schiodarmi dalla schermata della mela; nel senso che, avviando in -v, ciò che ottengo è un riavvio... qual'è il problema? Allego il report di everest. Report.txt
  13. ErmaC

    Mountain Lion 10.8.5 Beta

    Apple ha reso disponibile per gli sviluppatori la prima beta della futura versione di Mountain Lion 10.8.5 targata 12F9 Ipotizzo che inizi ad arrivare il supporto per l'hardware HASWELL come sembra aver fatto già la comparsa in alcuni "modelli" di MacBookAir… http://netkas.org/?p=1284 ErmaC
  14. Good evening ladies and gentlemen, iCloud, FaceTime and AppStore works perfectly ! My problem is that iMessages not working. I tested different solutions like delete Networking preferences and interfaces. Add my PlatformUUId into the nvram*.plist file. I have the FileNVRAM in the module folder with the latest chameleon r2258. Error message : Your Apple ID "xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com" can not be used to configure iMessage at the moment. If it is a new Apple ID, there is no need to create another. To use this Apple ID with iMessage, contact the assistance of the iMessage app with the code below. Client code: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx This is the message original message in French : Votre identifiant Apple « xxxxxxxxxx@gmail.com » ne peut pas être utilisé pour configurer iMessage à l'heure actuelle. S'il s'agit d'un nouvel identifiant Apple, il est inutile d'en créer un autre. Pour utiliser cet identifiant Apple avec iMessage, contactez l'assistance de l'app iMessage avec le code ci-dessous. Code client : xxxx-xxxx-xxxx Last information : My account work perfectly on my Macbook. Waiting to hear from you I wish you happy holidays
  15. Ciao a tutti, Chiedo un consiglio per un curioso problema che mi si presenta su un sistema come da titolo. Ho usato MyHack 3.x per l'installazione e tutto va alla perfezione. Uso i driver Lnx4Mac per Lan Realteck e Voodoo per l'audio Via. Arrivo all'aggiornamento ML 10.8.4 regolare e rete, audio e grafica vanno perfettamente. Ora vorrei collegare il mio account iCloud. Uso il sistema qui descritto. Funziona sempre, ma questa volta, al primo riavvio prima di re inserire la rete nuova, la grafica si spegne. Parte Cameleon, il sistema si avvia ma non si accende la grafica. Se non tocco org.chameleon.Boot.plist tutto regolare, appena lo modifico per aggiungere i parametri della scheda di rete come da tutorial, il sistema si avvia ma la grafica non si avvia. Ho provato tutte le combinazioni di -x, -f, -F PCIRoot o GraphicsEnable=Yes No Maybe che di solito funzionano con le Nvidia ma nulla. Appena ripristino il sistema tutto riparte. Come posso accedere per eventualmente ripristinare una versione precedente dei file modificati? Grazie
  16. Hello, This is my first attempt at building a Hackintosh system, and I am running into some problems. Perhaps somebody with more experience could point me in the right direction. My current build is as follows: Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Processor: AMD FX-8350 Memory: G.Skill Trident X DDR3 2400 2x8GB (non-ECC, Unbuffered) Video: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 I used myHack to install OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) on an SSD, GUID partition map, HFS+ format. It took some work to figure out how to even get the installer to boot. I used the following boot flags: -v npci=x2000 GraphicsEnabler=No -nossse3bit arch=x86_64 USBBusFix=Yes I had to replace the included kernel with the AMD FX Kernel 10.8.x from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/13-amd-fx-kernel/ After installation, I used the terminal from the installer disk to copy the AMD kernel to the new Macintosh HD, and booted using the same flags. It has seemed to hang up on the login screen, giving me the following messages: com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.UserEventAgent-LoginWindow Stopping job... com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.UserEventAgent-LoginWindow Sent job SIGKILL... com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.universalaccessd Stopping job... com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.universalaccessd Sent job SIGKILL... com.apple.launchd 1 com.apple.coreservices.appleid.authentication Stopping job... It just continually flashes this screen. So any suggestions for getting past this? Meanwhile, it's bedtime for me, but I will get back to work on this tomorrow.
  17. Hello all, I have successfully installed 10.8 on a partition on my HP ENVY dv6-7247cl and am able to update to 10.8.1. After using the 10.8.2 delta update or the 10.8.4 combo update, however, I encounter "Still waiting for root device" when attempting to boot. Though I have scoured forums all over the internet, I cannot identify the cause or find a solution. Any help for this inexperienced hackintosher would be greatly appreciated! Edit: Managed to install 10.9 DP1 on another partition, but I still get "Still waiting for root device." If anyone could offer some ideas, that would be fantastic. Below are what I figure are the important specs as reported using AIDA64; if any more information is needed, please ask. TatsuArekku Specs: Motherboard: CPU Type Mobile QuadCore Intel Core i7-3630QM, 3300 MHz (33 x 100) Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC Motherboard Chipset Intel Panther Point HM77, Intel Ivy Bridge System Memory 8087 MB (DDR3-1600 DDR3 SDRAM) DIMM1: Samsung M471B5273CH0-CK0 4 GB DDR3-1600 DDR3 SDRAM (11-11-11-28 @ 800 MHz) (10-10-10-27 @ 761 MHz) (9-9-9-24 @ 685 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-19 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-16 @ 457 MHz) (5-5-5-14 @ 380 MHz) DIMM3: Samsung M471B5273CH0-CK0 4 GB DDR3-1600 DDR3 SDRAM (11-11-11-28 @ 800 MHz) (10-10-10-27 @ 761 MHz) (9-9-9-24 @ 685 MHz) (8-8-8-22 @ 609 MHz) (7-7-7-19 @ 533 MHz) (6-6-6-16 @ 457 MHz) (5-5-5-14 @ 380 MHz) BIOS Type Insyde (01/22/2013) Display: Video Adapter Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB) Video Adapter Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB) Video Adapter Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (2112 MB) 3D Accelerator Intel HD Graphics 4000 Monitor Generic PnP Monitor [NoDB] Multimedia: Audio Adapter IDT 92HD91BXX @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [C-1] Audio Adapter Intel Panther Point HDMI @ Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [C-1] Storage: Storage Controller Intel® ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E SATA RAID Controller Storage Controller Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller Disk Drive ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB (750 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II) Optical Drive hp DVD RW AD-7760H (DVD+R9:6x, DVD-R9:6x, DVD+RW:8x/8x, DVD-RW:8x/6x, DVD-RAM:5x, DVD-ROM:8x, CD:24x/24x/24x DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM) SMART Hard Disks Status OK DMI: DMI BIOS Vendor Insyde DMI BIOS Version F.24 DMI System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard DMI System Product HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC DMI System Version 0888110021305910000620100 DMI System Serial Number 2CE23715WY DMI System UUID A9BBEE60-FE6911E1-AD15E0F7-C46E7012 DMI Motherboard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard DMI Motherboard Product 1819 DMI Motherboard Version 52.23 DMI Motherboard Serial Number PCUTQ2B2D3G4SR DMI Chassis Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard DMI Chassis Version Chassis Version DMI Chassis Serial Number Chassis Serial Number DMI Chassis Asset Tag Chassis Asset Tag DMI Chassis Type Notebook
  18. Hi, so after losing some files recently I started looking into setting up Time Machine on a couple of laptops, so that they back up to an SMB share on a low power Windows 7 Embedded box I have. After reading various articles on the internet and an old guide on this forum for Snow Leopard (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/184462-guide-106-snow-leopard-time-machine-backup-to-network-share/) I have been able to get backups working via these steps: Created sparsebundle called “Backup” for my machine, moved it across to the Windows share the backup will go to. Changed the setting to allow Time Machine backups to unsupported devices. Opened and mounted the sparsebundle via SMB in Finder Run tmutil to set Time Machine to backup to this mounted sparsebundle, eg. /Volumes/Backup The problem I have is that unless I manually mount the sparsebundle, Time Machine just says it will backup when the backup device is next connected, is there a way of getting Time Machine to automatically mount the sparsebundle whenever it wants to make a backup, and then unmounting it when finished? As an attempted work around I created an AppleScript app to run the process of mounting the sparsebundle on logon, which appeared to work, but whenever my machine goes to sleep the backup share is disconnected. It isn’t a massive problem for me, but my partner doesn’t shut their laptop down much (just closes lid), so this would lead to backups not being taken on this machine often. I also saw that in some guides it says to name the sparsebundle machinename_macaddress, but no explanation as to why this has to be done, is this something that could help me? Do you have any other advice or things to try to get this automated? Thanks
  19. It's been what a year since I dropped $30 on Lion? Now I'm supposed to drop another $30 for Mountain Lion? What am I getting for the expense and hassle of upgrading to Mountain Lion, Twitter integration?! If this keeps happening Cupertino is going to make Windows look even cheaper. They are also cutting the legs out from under hardware from 2009! Anyone else underwhelmed by this annoucment? Am I missing something?
  20. Ciao, ho questo problema: Aggiornando a Mountain Lion 10.8.4 la mia periferica Tp-Link TL-WN881ND 300 Mbps Wireless N PCI Express Adapter ha smesso di funzionare, o per meglio dire che funziona ma appare la scritta che ho messo in allegato. Come posso fare per risolvere questo problema? Senza titolo.tiff
  21. Hej... I am trying to install Mountain Lion on a T430. I never built a Hackintosh before, and I'm a bit overwhelmed. I followed the instructions in this link: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=280756 which I found here on the forum, then looked around for a few kexts and managed to get the laptop keyboard and the trackpad working. It's booting and running smoothly now (with Chameleon), but... I still have two big problems: audio and wi-fi internet (I tried by installing the RealtekRTL81xx kext, but either that is not enough, or not right at all.) Can anyone help me getting them to work? Anything would be appreciated (a tip for kexts, explanation how to do it with DSDT - I still don't even know what that does -, a new installation with M u l t i B e a s t &c - which so far I didn't use - or whatever.) Also interesting would be to get full graphic support (which I just read about a lot, but how will I know when I have that - I mean, I can see things on my monitor already, so something is working) and also using the built-in camera (I read about a different ThinkPad that it only works together with CamTwist, which would be fine, I guess.) But really important are internet and sound, of course - can someone help with that? Some other info... "System Info" tells me I have the following: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (Network Controller) Intel 7 Series / C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (Audio device) Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Ethernet Controller) Intel 7 Series / C210 Series Chipset Family KT Controller (Communication Controller / Serial Controller) NVIDEA GF108 High Definition Audio Controller (Audio device) NVIDEA GF108 Quadro NVS 5400M (Display Controller / VGA compatible Controller) ... and some other things - I can list them all, if someone things he can help me and needs to know about them, of course. I'm still trying around, but I'm completely new to this and most of the time I don't know what I'm doing. It's just try and error, but it's not a creative process, I know too little about all the steps or relations, so if I'd ever be halfway there or almost have it or just persue a dead end, I'd never know, it's all the same to me... So please - if someone could turn me in the right direction, that would be great! UPDATE: I have it identified as MacBook Pro 6.1 - should I use MacBook Pro 8.1 ? And can I still change that now?
  22. Guys do you recommend a laptop that does not cost an exaggeration No more than 800 Euro where I am able to do a good hack. I'd like a poratile where the video card is compatible with mountain.
  23. DaggarHawke

    MIDI detection

    Strange and deeply frustrating thing happening in my brand new Hack build, intended for audio production: My MIDI interface, a Unitor 8mkII and my Novation Launchpad are being detected by the system profiler under USB ports, but NOT being detected by applications such as Audio MIDI setup or Ableton Live. I installed OSX via tonymac's method of ##### ML 1.7.0 and ##### 5.2.1. My system definition is iMac 13,1 since this seems to be the profile that actually matches my hardware the best. I know certainly that it's not a cable issue, since the devices are being detected in the Sys Profiler and on my Macbook Pro. I know that it's not an inherent issue of drivers since Audio MIDI set up does detect these devices perfectly well in OS10.8.2 on my Macbook Pro. I know that it's not a universal problem of MIDI device detection on my Hackintosh because Audio MIDI setup detects another device, my Keystation 88, perfectly well. I know it isn't an issue of ports, since I've swapped the ports for each device; the K88 always is always detected and the other devices are not. Please, any help troubleshooting this would be greatly appreciated!! ___ PS. my boot time is very slow and geek bench score about 3000 points lower on OSX ML than on Windows 8 for the same machine... if anyone wants to make suggestions or point to resources on this it'd be appreciated. thank you
  24. Hello, sorry for my english, I'm from Brazil... I have a hack a much longer, around 2, 3 years. I've used Lion, them a updated to 10.8.2 which always work 100%, and now I'm getting a problem: my iMessage does't work. It worked, but when I activated my account on my new iPhone (2 months ago), the iMessage just STOP... now I'm get that message (in image attached). PS: iCloud and Facetime works. If someone knows something about that, please, reply here. THANKS!