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  1. Hi guys, this thread is to show you a new and open source app, created by me, that I called TINU: The name means: TINU Is Not #####, the U refers to a popular software that is used to create Mac OS hackintosh installers (that for good reasons is banned on this forum), but the aim of the name is to explain that this app is a totally different thing from that software and works in a totally different way. This app basically is a graphical interface for the createinstallmedia executable that is inside the Mac OS installer apps, it is capable to create a Mac OS installer on a drive completely vanilla like what you do using the command line method, and also this method is recommended by apple itself. Allows you to create easily a macOS install media without messing around with command line stuff and without using disk utility, all you need to do is use the app and then install clover on the usb drive once TINU has finished or leave it as is you want to use it on a Mac. Features: - Simple to use UI that allows you to easily start the macOS install media creation process - It can work with every Mac OS installer app that has the createinstallmedia executable inside of it's resources folder (including also beta and newly released installers) - You can use any drive or partition you want that can be erased and is at least 7 GB of size - Works on Mac OS recovery, so you can create a macOS install media from a bootable macOS installer or from the macOs recovery - All vanilla, the macOS install medias created with this tool are 100% vanilla, just like you created them using the command line "createinstallmedia" method - Open source, you will know what this program does on your computer and also you can create your own version by downloading and playing with the source code - Does not requires to do anything of special first, just open the program - No need to go in disk utility first, TINU can format your drive for you - Uses recent and more modern APIs and SDKs and Swift 3 language - Transparent graphics style available (use alt + s on the keyboard or View->Use transparent style) - Works using the latest versions of macOS and will also support newer Mac installers out of the box without needing for an update Features that I'd like to add in the future: - Advanced section, to customize your macOS install media - Installer customization: Kernelcache/prelinkedknerel and boot files replacement (a feature that can be handy while dealing with old Macs or with beta installers when you need to mod or change the boot files some times) - Install clover and configure clover - Install kexts inside the kexts folder of clover - Clover drivers customization - Use custom dsdt in clover - integrated pre-made clover config templates database from a remote and open repository - Support for other languages, at least Italian Rquirements: - A computer that runs Mac OS X Yosemite or a more recent version (Mac OS X El Capitan is required to use TINU in a macOS recovery or installer) - A drive or a free partition of at least 7 GB that you want to turn into a macOS/Mac OS X installer - A copy of a macOS/Mac OS X installer app (Maveriks or newer versions are supported) in the /Applications folder or in the root of any storage drive in your machine (excepted the drive or volume you want to turn into your macOS install media) Note that this app is under the GNU GPL v3 license so any reuse of the source code must follow the license's terms TINU 1.1 Stable release: - Download available here: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/releases - Source code: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU TINU 2.0 pre-release: - Source code: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/tree/development - Download available here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/nvzss51qcieynve/TINU.zip Frequently asked questions about TINU: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/wiki/FAQs NOTE: if you have problems with your USB installer of 10.13.4 or newer version not being detected by clover you have to use the latest clover and if it still does not detectets your usb installer you have to remove the invivible file called .IAPhysicalMedia located into the root of the usb installer. This issue is caused by a changement in the apple's createinstallmedia, don't blame TINU for that, tinu does only uses the installer creation method from apple, which has been changed, causing this problem for hackintosh users, this issue should be resolved in the latest versions of clover which will no longer require that you do changements to let your usb dive to be detected, a setting to do this fix automatically in tinu is also comeing in a new pre-release of TINU 2 I leave also some screenshots as well
  2. Run Vanilla OS X El Capitan, Sierra, or High Sierra in VMware Workstation 12 on a Windows Host I wanted to make a simple guide on how to create a vanilla OS X El Capitan virtual machine running on a Windows host. The virtual machine should be useful for testing El Capitan and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh. There are many guides and videos on the net about running OS X on Windows machines using pre-made VMWare disk images but you can never guarantee what else is in there…. I’ve gathered info for this guide from various threads in the Multibooting and Virtualisation section of this forum eg Workstation 11/12, Player 7/12, Fusion 7/8 and ESXi 6 Mac OS X Unlocker 2 by @Donk How to Install OS X 10.x from Snow Leopard to El Capitan in VMware Workstation 10/12, Player 6/8 or ESXi 5/6 by @MSOK HOW TO: Create a bootable El Capitan ISO for VMware Credit and thanks to @Donk, @Albert Nietsnie and @MSOK for all their hard work in creating and testing the VMware Unlocker program. Requirements Intel PC with four or more CPU cores running Windows 7 X64 or later OS (2 or more cores needed for OS X) 4GB or more RAM (2GB or more will be needed for OS X) Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine VMware Workstation 12 or later VMware Unlocker 2.0.7 or later Install OS X El Capitan app and Mac or Hack to prepare installation iso <-- Now, no longer necessary to have previous access to a Mac or Hack by building the Installer.app from scratch - see post#41 16GB or larger exFAT formatted USB stick to transfer El Capitan iso from Mac/Hack to Host PC Prepare Installation ISO on your Mac or Hack 1. On your Mac or Hack, download "Install OS X El Capitan.app" from the App Store into your Applications folder. 2. Unmount any attached install image/InstallESD.dmg (if currently mounted) by rebooting the system or running the hdiutil unmount command in terminal eg 3. Download and unzip the CECI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes…. 4. Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script: cd downloads chmod +x CECI.tool ./CECI.tool 5. At the end of the process, you will have an El Capitan iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later. Update: @shela has created an ISO generating script compatible with OS X 10.6-10.12: create_osx_iso post #362. Install and Patch VMware Workstation 12 on your PC 1. Download and install VMWare Workstation Player 12 or later 2. Download and extract Unlocker 2.0.7 or later to your USB stick… 3. Run the win-install.cmd as administrator by right clicking the file in Windows explorer or run it from an Administrative Command Prompt. Create an El Capitan Virtual Machine 1. Double click on the VMware Workstation 12 Player icon on your desktop and click “Create a New Virtual Machine”. Choose “I will install the operating system later” at the How will you install screen…. 2. Select Apple Mac OS X as the Guest operating system and OS X 10.11 as the version. By default, an OS X 10.11 folder will be created in your Documents\Virtual Machines folder. 3. Under Specify Disk Capacity, you can leave the default 40GB or set a larger value. I personally store the virtual disk as a single file. Click Finish and you will see OS X 10.11 on the Main Screen of Workstation 12. 4. Next, we need to edit the virtual machine settings to map the virtual SATA CD/DVD drive to the El Capitan installation iso we created earlier. 5. To prevent the virtual machine from crashing in Windows, the virtualHW.version set in the vmx configuration file needs to be changed from 12 to 10 (alternatively, the line smc.version = "0" can be added to the file). The OS X 10.11.vmx file can be edited with the WordPad program (navigate to the OS X 10.11 virtual machine folder with Windows Explorer and right click on the file to open in WordPad). 6. For HW10, set USB compatibility to USB 2.0, otherwise your mouse and keyboard might not work in the virtual machine. 7. Finally click “Play virtual machine” Installation of El Capitan Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer: 1. Select language, agree to legal terms 2. Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended. I’ve named the drive Macintosh HD but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan. 3. Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on. 4. After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete and the VM will automatically reboot… 5. At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout. You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish… 6. Create a User Account and select your Time Zone. You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple…. 7. Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop. You should eject the Installation iso now by right clicking and selecting “Eject OS X Base System”. This will allow you to install VMware Tools…. 8. After rebooting, the VM can now be resized or run at full screen resolution. Audio and network/internet should also work OOB. SMBIOS Customization and iMessage Vars To make the Virtual Machine more "Mac like", you can edit the vmx file to add unique identifiers from a real Mac's SMBIOS - eg for an iMac 11,3 SMBIOS, you can enter the following lines.... smbios.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id = "Mac-F2238BAE" hw.model.reflectHost = "FALSE" hw.model = "iMac11,3" serialNumber.reflectHost = "FALSE" serialNumber = "W80#######6" Refer How to spoof real Mac in VMware - Multi-booting and Virtualisation. The critical variables for iMessage/Facetime activation are MLB & ROM. By default, VMware "reflects" the host's MLB and ROM since it assumes you are running the OSX guest on a real Mac host - see post#42 by @Donk. If the host is a Windows PC, the following lines need to be added to the vmx file (requires virtualHW.version 12 and smc.version = "0").... efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE" efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE" system-id.enable = "TRUE" and the MLB, ROM and optionally system-id entered manually eg efi.nvram.var.MLB = "W80######BA1A" (MLB can be 13 or 17 characters long, alphanumeric string) efi.nvram.var.ROM = "<=>?@A" (ROM is entered here as a 6 character ASCII string) uuid.bios = "## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##-## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##" <---Optional (if you want to inject a given system-id hexadecimal value) Note the output for ROM from imessage_debug is a 12 character hexadecimal that needs to be entered here as a 6 character ASCII string eg using an Hex to ASCII converter we find that "3c3d3e3f4041" hex is equivalent to "<=>?@A". Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite . Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware. With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop cd downloads chmod +x CMI.tool ./CMI.tool To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop cd downloads chmod +x CYI.tool ./CYI.tool Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5... Enjoy Update for Sierra 10.12 The above settings still work for macOS Sierra after upgrading to VMware Workstation 12.5 and unlocker 2.0.8 - see post #13. Update for High Sierra 10.13 See post#30 & post#41 which describes how to build "Install macOS High Sierra.app" on the fly from installer files downloaded beforehand in /SharedSupport folder. CECI.zip CYI.tool.zip CMI.tool.zip
  3. Questo è il thread in italiano dedicato alla mia app TINU, l'app open source che ho creato per creare chiavetta di installazione di mac utilizzando il metodo "createinstallmedia". Il nome è l'acronimo di TINU Is Not U (Per le regole del forum devo censurare, ma la U si riferisce ad un programma che piu o meno svolge lo stesso scopo che che per buoni motivi è bandito su questo sito, il punto del metterlo nel nome sta nel sottolineare che la mia app è totalmente divera) L'app è pensata per essere molto semplice ed immediata da usare (con un interfaccia grafica progettata con criteri e metodi usati in ambito professionale per lo sviluppo di applicazioni utente) e per essere molto solida e stabile che funziona sempre al primo colpo (a differenza di altri tool che conosciamo ...) A livello funzionale quest'app non è altro che un interfaccia grafica per il metodo da terminale "createinstallmedia" che viene sfrutatto dalla stessa per creare la chiavetta, quindi le chiavette create con TINU sono chiavette al 100% vanilla come se le aveste create dal terminale, a questo l' applicazione aggiunge funzioni utili come la formattazione automatica della chiavetta USB che si sceglie di usare in formato Mac OS Extended (journaled) (detto anche HFS+) con mapatura di partizione GUID. Tra gli altri vantaggi troviamo il fatto che permette di creare chiavette utilizzando qualunque applicazione di mac che contiene l'eseguibile "createinstallmedia" inclusi installer delle beta ed installer appena rilasciati, e non richiede di fare cose particolari prima come formattare la chiavetta e cambiare lingua al sistema e puo utilizzare applicazioni di mac che si trovano in vaie directory nel sistema e non solo quelle sche stanno in applicazioni ed hanno un nome specifico (nota che l'applicazione di installazione di mac deve essere quella interacche pesa diversi gb e non quella da pochi mb che l'app store puo scaricare alcune volte e che contiene tutto quello che serve per permettere a createinstallmedia di funzionare) l'applicazione è completamente aprta ed open source e trovate qui alcuni link utili: - Scarica l'app: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/releases - Repo github di TINU: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU - FAQs (in inglese): https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/wiki/FAQs - Thread in inglese su tinu (English thread about TINU): http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/326959-tinu-the-macos-install-media-creation-tool-mac-app/ Qui invece ci sono un paio di guide (Anche se l'app è molto facile da usare): - Piccola guida su come usare TINU per un hackintosh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZOZOUt2ErM - Piccola guida su come usare TINU per creare cheiavette per Mac "originali": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZOZOUt2ErM Attualemente è in fase di sviluppo una nuova versione di questa app che verrà rilasciata a breve e che include diverse novità e migliorie importanti. Per chi se lo chiede, il supporto a clover in TINU è pianificato per una versione futura, anche se dei protipi a livvello codice per renderlo possibile, sono gia stati sperimentati con successo. Spero che anche voi del forum italiano aprezzerete questa app come gli utenti del forum inglese, per idee e suggerimenti, siete liberi di esprimervi :-)
  4. Run Vanilla OS X El Capitan, Sierra or High Sierra in VirtualBox 5.0.34 on a Windows Host Following on from my previous guide on how to create a VMware virtual machine running Vanilla OS X El Capitan in Windows, I’ve decided to write a similar guide for creating a VirtualBox El Capitan VM. The virtual machine should be useful for testing El Capitan and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh. There are other tutorials and videos on the net about running OS X on Windows machines using pre-made VMDK disk images but you can never guarantee what else is in there…. I’ve gathered info for this guide from several threads in the Multibooting and Virtualisation section of this forum and also the wider internet eg @colt2 HOW TO: Create a bootable El Capitan ISO for VMware @dsmccombs comment on faking Ivybridge Processor @E:V:A http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=55572430&postcount=6 @Tech Reviews video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7X07U63lwg. VirtualBox Forum: Status of OSX on OSX Requirements Intel PC with four or more CPU cores running Windows 7 X64 or later OS (2 or more cores needed for OS X) 4GB or more RAM (2GB or more will be needed for OS X) Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine Oracle VM VirtualBox v 5.0.34 Install OS X El Capitan app and Mac or Hack to prepare installation iso <-- Now, no longer necessary to have previous access to a Mac or Hack by building the Installer.app from scratch - see post#75 16GB or larger exFAT formatted USB stick to transfer El Capitan iso from Mac/Hack to Host PC Prepare Installation ISO on your Mac or Hack 1. On your Mac or Hack, download "Install OS X El Capitan.app" from the App Store into your Applications folder. 2. Download and unzip the CECI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes. Note: you will need approx 16GB of free space on your hard disk for the script to complete. 3. Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script: cd downloads chmod +x CECI.tool ./CECI.tool 4. At the end of the process, you will have an El Capitan iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later. Create an El Capitan Virtual Machine in VirtualBox 1. Open the VirtualBox program and click the "New" button to create a new VM. 2. Select Mac OS X and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64 -bit) for Operating System type and version. I named my Virtual Machine "El_Capitan", then clicked next... 3. Leave the Memory size at the recommended 2048 MB, then click next. 4. Choose to "Create a virtual hard disk now", then click the create button. 5. For the hard disk file type, the default is VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) but I have selected VMDK for inter-operability with VMWare. Click next... 6. For Storage on physical hard disk, I have chosen the default Dynamically allocated (grows larger to a set limit as you need more disk space). 7. On the File location and size screen, you can set the location of the new virtual hard disk and its size - I recommend changing disk size to 40GB or larger. When you click the create button, you will now see your new VM in the VirtualBox main GUI. 8. Click the settings button on the Main Menu to tweak a few settings.... a. On the System/Motherboard tab in Boot Order, you can uncheck the Floppy Drive (who has these now?) b. On the System/Processor tab, you can increase the allocated CPU cores to 2 c. On the Display tab, you can increase the allocated Video Memory to 128MB d. On the Storage tab, click on the icon of the Optical Drive and select "Choose Virtual Optical Disk File". Navigate and select the El Capitan ISO we created earlier... e. Click the OK button to finalise the VM settings. Patch El Capitan vbox configuration file with DMI Settings from a Mac 1. From the start menu, type cmd and click run as administrator to open an administrative command prompt. 2. Choose a Mac Model similar to your host system, then type the following lines, followed by <enter> after each line. Make sure you first close all VirtualBox Windows and the VirtualBox program, otherwise any changes you make won't stick... Eg iMac11,3 cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F2238BAE" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 MacBookPro11,3 cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "MacBookPro11,3" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 Macmini6,2 cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "Macmini6,2" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F65AE981FFA204ED" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 3. Optional- For some host systems eg those with Haswell and newer CPUs, you might have to spoof an older CPU to avoid VirtualBox errors. You can try from one of the following if this happens: To spoof Lynnfield i5 750 CPU VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 06100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff To spoof IvyBridge CPU VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 04100800 7fbae3ff bfebfbff or VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 00020800 80000201 178bfbff 4. Close the command prompt window. Installation of El Capitan We are now ready to start the El_Capitan Virtual Machine.... Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer: 1. Select language, agree to legal terms 2. Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended. I named my drive "Macintosh HD" but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan. 3. Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on. 4. After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete. At this point, unmount the El Capitan ISO by clicking the Devices menu from the VM window, click Optical Drives, then choose Remove disk from virtual drive. The VM is now ready to reboot into OS X from the virtual hard drive. 5. At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout. You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish… 6. Create a User Account and select your Time Zone. You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple…. 7. Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop. 8. Network/internet and audio should work OOB but on my system, the sounds were distorted. Unfortunately, there is no QE/CI and the VM resolution will be fixed without the ability to dynamically resize the VM window (no VirtualBox additions for OS X guests atm). Customization with VBoxManage 1. You can change the default resolution of 1024*768 (after shutting down the VM) with the VBoxManage command from the Windows Administrative Command Prompt: cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode N (Where N can be one of 0,1,2,3,4,5) referring to the 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1920x1200 screen resolution respectively. Update: For VirtualBox 5.2.x, the command for changing screen resolution has changed... VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution XxY (where X=Horizontal screen resolution, Y=Vertical screen resolution) eg VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1280x1024 2. Adding serials and other SMBIOS details for the System Information Screen VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemSerial" "W8#######B6" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardSerial" "W8#########1A" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor" "Apple Inc." VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemFamily" "iMac" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion" "IM112.0057.03B" A listing of known issues with Mac OS X guests can be found in the VirtualBox Manual - link https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch14.html. Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite, Snow Leopard from Retail DVD The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite . Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware. With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop cd downloads chmod +x CMI.tool ./CMI.tool To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop cd downloads chmod +x CYI.tool ./CYI.tool Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5... Finally, those without a Mac/Hack to prepare the install media can purchase a retail Snow Leopard DVD directly from Apple and install OSX 10.6.3 on their virtual machines (Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion run quite happily in VirtualBox with 1 CPU, 1-2 GB of RAM and the rest of the settings unchanged from above). Once you update by combo update to SL 10.6.8, you can directly download El Capitan from the App Store for free . UPDATE macOS Sierra 10.12 to 10.12.6: For macOS Sierra, use CSI.tool in post#51. UPDATE macOS High Sierra 17A365: For macOS High Sierra, use CHSI.tool in post#73. Good luck and enjoy CECI.tool.zip CYI.tool.zip CMI.tool.zip
  5. Installation Guide : Hey there and welcome to the ultimate guide how to install Yosemite (10.10) or El Capitan (10.11) on the Lenovo ThinkPad "T410". Before you begin make sure that you are owning the NVIDIA model. (NVS 3100m 256mb / NVS 3100m 512mb) This guide may work for other models like T510, T410s or the T410 with Intel HD but theres no support for them. NO ONE IN THIS FORUM (INCLUDING ME) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS (DATA, MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT…) OCCURRED TO YOU, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE RESPONSIBLE, AND BY FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS YOU AGREE TO TAKE ALL THE RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. THIS INSTALLATION ISN'T WITHOUT RISKS SO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS BEFORE DOING ANY FOOLISH ACTION, BACKUP YOUR DATA! AND FEED YOUR CAT! Photos here are only examples, use your brain! First of all you should know the basics of hackintoshing. (GIYF) You will need Windows on your T410 for the WIFI patch and a working Mac / Hackintosh (running 10.6.8+) to prepare the installation media. Also a 8GB+ USB drive. El Capitan (10.11): Yosemite (10.10):
  6. Thestral

    Installazione Sierra Asus F556U

    Salve sto installando in modalità vanilla macOS Sierra, ho trovato in giro su internet una cartella EFI preconfigurata quindi ho tentato l'installazione, avviando la chiavetta dopo un po di scritte classiche del verbose mi è uscito il logo apple con barra vuota e icona di caricamento in alto a sinistra e resta fermo li. Come faccio a farlo andare avanti? ASUS F556U Intel Core i5 6200U 8GB RAM nVidia 920M(so già che non funzionerà) Intel HD 520 In allegato la cartella EFI: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7VoXYY_E2efTnZIM09USXAyVm8/view?usp=sharing
  7. Hi, this tutorial is about running your physical hackintosh installation in Windows. It's not about setting up a new OS X VM. As always it's very simple once you know, but it however took me a while to figure out the settings, especially using IDE in the VM and using the Clover/EFI partition or not. Luckily, it turned out we have to skip it, so we can leave Clover (or any other bootmanager) untouched. What's the point? If you have to do tasks in Windows, be it mining bitcoins, 3D-rendering, gaming or simply work with a windows-only software, you probably at the same time miss your OS X. The advantages over a simple new virtual machine running with your personal setup are many: Imagine you can use all your data, listen to your iTunes library, use your installed and configured programs and work with your settings. It also comes in handy when you messed up your installation for some reason and want to conveniently fix it. And last but not least don't forget you save the 25GB minimum space for a virtual disk what is probably not sooo insignificant since (I assume) most of us already switched to SSDs and only a few may have picked the models above 500GB because they are still pricy. tl;dr Gain advantages by hooking up your existing Hackintosh installation in a VM and work in your personal OS X environment whenever you like, even under Windows. If you have High Sierra with APFS installed it will most likely not work (yet), because Paragon and probably VMWare don't support the filesystem (yet). That being said, let's get started: 1. Preparing Instructions - do all possible reboots as required while installing - install Paragon HFS+ 11 or above (buy or know where) - install VMWare Player (free for private use) - install Unlocker from Insanelymac (free) 2. in VMWare, set up a new virtual machine - choose "I will install the operation system later" next > - choose "Apple Mac OS X" and "macOS 10.12" next > - choose "Store virtual Disk as a single file" next > and next> - choose 5GB Maximum disk size (we delete it later) and pick "Store in a single file" next > - Finish 3. in VMWare, configure your new machine - click on "Edit the virtual machine settings" - delete your new 5GB virtual Hard Disk (SATA) - click Add... on the bottom, select Hard Disk - select SATA (IDE works, too but I'd prefer SATA in 2017) (UPDATED) - pick "Use a physical disk" - select your harddisk with your OS X installation on it and pick "use individual partitions" - now do not select your UEFI partition, select the partition with your OS X: Example: My Sierra is on my PhysicalDrive 3 which I selected before. As we all know, the EFI partition is always the first partition (0), so my OS X (and probably yours, too) is on the second partition (1). So I check partition 1 and click next and finish. - if all is set and done, close VMWare. 4. check your VMWare .vmx file - replace the green parts with your data and move to "C:\Users\YourWindowsUsername\Documents\Virtual Machines\YourVM-Name\" - open yourVM-name.vmx with the Windows Editor and add the folowing lines only if they are missing: smc.version = "0" firmware = "efi" Click save. 5. VMWare optimization I choose half of my physical RAM, maxed out the graphics RAM and choose half of my physical CPU-Cores in the VM settings. 6. Finalize (UPDATED) Go to your VMWare program folder, right-click on vmplayer.exe and under Preferences > Compatibility > check the "Run as administrator" checkbox on the bottom. And that's it! Screenshots for reference. Now you have your OS X install available in Windows, too. If it asks you for updating the VMWare Tools, click yes or install them with one of the tools in the download section here on insanelymac. You can also add other Harddrives to your VM. What will not work: VMWares unity-mode in Windows - it's not supported for OS X yet. Gaming, the graphic is slow-ish but enough for coding, office, music and all basic tasks.
  8. Well decided after all this time to build a Discord for Hackintoshers if you join be willing to help and if helped willing to learn https://discord.gg/yA2jd3J
  9. Hi everyone. Thanks to the guides here and here, I was able to install 10.10 (Yosemite) on my laptop Asus K53SD. It wasn't too difficult, but nonetheless there were a few problems along the way that I would like to report, so that others don't have to waste time on them. Mostly it was because I couldn't use neither of the two guides above, but had to do a mix of both. And after installation, there was some DSDT patching to be done. But in the end, the machine is running very well, so I think it is worth to install Yosemite here! Note that I have done another guide for 10.9 here. There are some common procedures, but other steps are so different that I think it is worth doing a new guide. I upgraded from 10.9 to 10.10 and also did a fresh install of 10.10. Both ways work, but I wanted a clean system, so I am running a clean 10.10 installation now. Let's start with the specs of the laptop: Asus K53SD Chipset HM65 CPU i7 2670QM (with 6GB RAM) Integrated Video: Intel HD3000 (with 384MB VRAM) Discrete Video: Nvidia GeForce 610M (with 2GB VRAM) (PCI 1,0,0 VEN 0x10de & DEV 0x1058 & SUBSYS 0x16521043 & REV A1 & CC 030000) The 2 video boards work in Optimus mode, not selectable in BIOS Monitor: 1366x768 Bluetooth: Atheros (VID 0x13d3 & PID 0x3304) WiFi: Atheros AR9002WB-1NG (VID 0x168c & DEV 0x002b & SUBSYS 0x2c371a3b & CC 028000) Ethernet: Atheros AR8151 PCI-E (VID 0x1969 & DEV 0x1083 & SUBSYS 0x18511043 & CC 020000) And: Video camera, audio and mic, USB2 and USB3 ports, VGA and HDMI out. What doesn't work: The Nvidia GeForce 610M, although it can be recognized. The 610 uses Optimus technology, that is not supported on OSX. I was able to detect it on 10.9, with correct memory size and all, but it was never usable, just wasting battery. So in this installation, it stays off and is not recognized. What works but has problems: Bluetooth: it is on and it can pair devices, but I couldn't transfer files to my phone. Audio worked a few times and failed another times. It seems a bit unreliable, probably related to the Fn+F2 cycle keys. Wifi: it works fine when it works, but OSX has difficulties detecting when it is really on. Fn+F2 really change the Wifi on and Off, but OSX is not aware of that. So if Wifi is not working, turn Wifi off on the menu bar, press Fn+F2 once, and turn Wifi on again on the menu bar. Wait a few seconds and check if it is working. Repeat until it is finally recognized. Sound: works with VoodooHDA, but during boot it can cause a bit of feedback. Once you log in, it reads your settings and it is fine. Sometimes the screen is garbled at boot and it gets worse as we work. The only solution is to reboot and hope for a clean screen this time. All the rest works, including sleep and HDMI video. Before we go on a step-by-step installation (see below), here is the list of kext and other software: FakeSMC, inside HWSensors. Elan touchpad kext. Atheros wifi: atheroswlan injector (no original source yet). Sound and mic: Voodoohda. Ethernet driver: Atheros ethernet driver. USB3. Battery kext. Bluetooth. MaciASL to generate a patched DSDT. Clover EFI bootloader. Patched installer for MBR disks. Clover Configurator. DSDT UXCI patch (for USB 3). Now let's get to work. 1. Prepare the internal HD for OSX I used Minitool Partition Wizard to shrink my Windows partition and create space for MacOSX. I also formatted the free space as a primary partition (not logical) with NTFS, so that it shows up in the Installer. If not, I would have to use Disk Utility to format it. An important warning: Disk Utility will mark the formatted partition as active, and will remove the "active" status from the Windows partition. This means that you can't boot Windows without a boot loader, unless you mark the Windows partition as active again. To do this, you have to boot Windows in rescue mode using the installation DVD and on the command line run diskpart. Then do: select disk 0 select part 1 active Since we are on the subject of booting without a boot loader, you might also want to restore the MBR. On the command line, do: bootrec /fixmbr bootrec /fixboot bootrec /rebuildbcd Reboot, and you should be fine. (Remember, these instructions are just in case you want to boot directly in to Windows, removing the OS X boot loader.) 2. Prepare the USB for the installer In OSX, using Disk Utility, partition a USB disk (at leats 8GB) with GPT. Follow section 2.0 of the Vanilla Guide here. 3. Copy the installer to the USB Follow section 2.1 of the Vanilla Guide here, black and green text. Do not follow section 2.2. 4. Patch the installer Uncompress the patched installer for MBR disks (download item 11 above) and follow the instructions in section 2.3 of the Vanilla Guide. You are tricking the installer to use MBR disks, instead of GPT. 5. Install Clover bootloader Install the Clover bootloader you downloaded above. Make sure you press "Change Install Location..." and point to the USB stick. Also press "Customize" and select "Bootloader->Install bootaf in MBR". You can leave all the others as default. Install. 6. Configure Clover Run the Clover Configurator and select the EFI/CLOVER/config.plist file on the USB disk. Make the following changes: Acpi: remove Fix Display. Gui: 1366x768 screen resolution. Save. I also prefer to have a text-only boot and verbose output, but that is not necessary. Copy the following kexts to EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10: atheros trackpad, wifi injector, fakesmc. 7. Copy files Copy all the files you downloaded previously to a folder in the USB, for example "Essentials". You will need them later. 8. Installation You can now reboot to do the installation. Press the ESC key while rebooting and select the USB stick at the boot screen. Make sure you do not use the USB 3 port, it doesn't work with Clover. The installation should start. If you get a screen saying that a keyboard was not detected, simply press the space key a few times. It should go away and the installation should start. Install away. You might need to use Disk Utilities to format your extra partition to HFS+ before being able to install there. 9. Reboot, fix trackpad When the installation is over, reboot to the USB disk again, but at the Clover screen, choose the new OSX installation on the internal disk, not the USB installation. You should boot into your new installed system. Once the setup is over, it's time to fix that trackpad and the bluetooth keyboard setup. Go to the Bluetooth Preference Pane, press Advanced... and deselect the choices there. You should not be bothered anymore about setting up a keyboard. Go to the Trackpad Preference Pane and move the Scrolling speed marked a bit. Two-finger scrolling should now be enabled. 10. Add a bootloader and kexts to the OSX installation With a working trackpad, let's install the missing kexts. Go to the folder on the USB disk that has all the software and start installing: Clover bootloader: install just like you did before (bootaf in MBR), but this time choose the new OSX installation as a target, not the USB. Clover config: repeat the previous choices (remove Fix Display and 1366x768). You might want to play around a bit more, to have a nice theme or to decide on a more correct machine. Kexts: besides the minimal Kexts we did before, there are a few more you should install:The ones that have an installer will be placed in /System/Library/Extensions. The ones that are simply a kext, you can copy them to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10, with the other 3 that should be there already. Atheros ethernet driver. USB 3 Bluetooth VoodooHDA (audio) Battery. Reboot. You should not need to use the USB stick to boot. 11. Sound configuration When you reboot, you'll notice that there is a sound loop occurring: the microphone is on. You can notice that if you tap on the bezel around the screen: the sound will be reproduced by the speakers. To fix this, you need to go to VoodooHDA Preference Pane, select "2: Microphone" and put Monitor at 0%. I also have "Input Gain" at 50% and the other four (Speaker, Mic, iMix and Recording Level) at about 90%. These values seem to remove the feedback loop, but I haven't done any serious recording yet, so I'm not sure these are the best setting. Finally, go to the Users Preference Pane, choose your Login Items and add "VoodooHDASettingsLoader" (it is in the Application Folder). This ensures that your settings are loaded each time you login. 12. Fix battery, hdmi, and USB 3 with DSDT patch These should be the last things to fix, and they need a DSDT patch. If you look at the Task Bar, you'll notice that the battery icon is not very accurate. In particular when you disconnect the charger the battery charge drops almost to zero. Another thing that is not working is the HDMI output. Finally, USB 3 isn't working either. You can fix all these issues in one go: Decompress the UXCI patch, called DSDT Editor. You can ignore the editor itself. Simply go to DSDT Editor/Patches/Notebook Core i Sandy Bridge and you'll find there the UHCI.txt patch. You'll need it for the next step. Launch MacIASL. You are looking at the current DSDT table. Don't touch it. Press Patch. Press Open and select the UHCI patch file from point 1.Press Open, Apply and Close. Press Compile. There should be no errors, warnings are fine. USB 3 patch is done, now for the battery and hdmi. Go to Preferences, Sources and add the following URL: http://raw.github.com/RehabMan/Laptop-DSDT-Patch/master Close the pane. Press the Patch button. In the left column, scroll down to "HD3000 Low Resolution" and select it. Press Apply. Go down to "ASUS N55SL" and select it. Press Apply. Press Close. Save the results as ACPI machine language, with the name DSDT.aml (the extension is automatically added), and place it in /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched. Reboot. Battery and hdmi should be fixed now. 13. About sleep Sleep worked out-of-the-box. Fn+F1 puts the machine to sleep, as does closing the lid. However, I had the BIOS patched before, for 10.9, as explained here, on Part 6, point 4. If your machine doesn't sleep, you might have to do that what is explained in point 1 (patching the BIOS). It seems that sleep doesn't work very well with mounted USB drives. Will have to check that. 14. Final thoughts This installation is working very well. There still a few issues with USB 3 and bluetooth. AOnce in a while the machine boots with noise on the screen, that only goes away after a reboot. And if I reboot directly from Windows to OS X without a full shutdown, the fans kick in at max speed and stay like that until a shutdown or I am back in Windows. So to reboot from Windows into OS X, shutdown first. I am willing to live with these shortcomings. I have been working like this for the last 2 weeks and everything is fine. I'll keep updating this thread with relevant stuff that happens. Thanks for reading and I hope this is useful. Thanks to all that contribute to this great community.
  10. I decided to update my Hackintosh from 10.12 to 10.12.5 today. The update went fine but after rebooting, my hackintosh hdd was not showing up in the BIOS. I could boot into it through my original install USB however. I tried updating clover, replacing it with the one on the USB, and copying it to the Mac HD from the EFi partition to be safe. Nothing seems to be working. Any ideas on how to get my Clover up and running again?
  11. Hi everyone! I have a old Dell XPS 410, I was run 10.7.5 and with many attempt to run 10.8. I got great news as it works in 10.8.3 for me, I learn form many sources I will give credit to the place I learn. let begin. To be continue from Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza http://www.insanelym.../page__st__1320 my hardware specific you need to downgrade bios to 1.3 Cpu core2duo 6300 1.8 ghz Ram 3 Gb : 2x1GB, 2x512 Mb Graphic card Nvidia PNY 9800 gtx+ hard drive 1TB. you need MountainLion app fromt he app store 10.8 or 10.8.3 first you create an usb installer like 8 GB at least and follow this guide credit to Still Win Fan http://www.insanelym...thout-usbvideo/ the same for mountain lion. when you done the usb installer. then you install extra folder to that usb installer from myhack from Conti http://myhack.sojugarden.com/guide/ we need to prepare some thing like this for it to able to boot into 10.8 install srceen is put on PciRoot=4 because this guide credit go to oldnapalm http://olarila.com/f....php?f=28&t=154 used text edit to edit org.chameleon.Boot.plist for the PciRoot=4 used chameleon wizard to create a SMBios and place it in extra folder. for the ATA drive to be recognize need kext IOATAFamily.kext from http://www.osx86.net...?do=file&id=319 run myfix from myhack. it is ready to install now. after install success get to desktop then run combo update to 10.8.3 the the rest for you to enjoy you hack I have it running Maverick, this time I found a easy way to tunning to a workable machine, this time I have the graphics to nvidia GT 610 which have a audio over HDMI with voodoo HDA 2.8.2 i have attack the extra filer from my machine, when you created usb installer, I recommend MyHack, then use my hack to install this extra folder to USB installer, this way will help your tune the machine easy. follow the installation to the end, it may not be finish but it is ok. boot up with the usb installer again, don't install, go to utility and then Myhack, then install extra folder from download, done and reboot and enjoy the machine. ---------------------------------------------------------- Yosemite Yosemite Hot the idea from mpalomba3 about running Yosemite on this Dell recently. I start the work and finally it run of ok. due to my hack is not release, this time I use the installer from chris1111 I used the OS X Yosemite Chameleon V2.zip at the link http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/301138-new-usb-installer-os-x-yosemite-chameleon-r2456-v2/?p=2064388 with some tweak and it can run Yosemite. we can begin now. 1- you need the Yosemite from the App Store, go head download it, have a hard drive to make the installer and the boot drive also ( I recomment it because I found it is easy to get it running. portion the hard into 2 partition, one boot drive with big capacity, one install name USB size like 10 GB. 2-the time you run the OS X Yosemite Chameleon V2.zip, if you down load already it is in the Download folder, open it and run it, when it hit to standard install then you can change to the USB location. let it run some time it will let you know it done. it is not ready to run yet, in the extra-10.10-ps-410.zip has 2 kexts copy and paste it to the USB/Sytem/Library/Extention/ . it will as for replacement, yes then copy the org.chameleon.Boot.plist to the USB/Extra/Extentions, now it is ready to boot install. 3, when done the installation, it will reboot, if you good at terminal then boot the installer again, using the terminal copy and paste 2 kext about in USB/Extra/Extensions/ to {boot drive}/System/Library/Extentions/ and make a new cache or similar thing or 3a, you can use the mac before, plug the drive through usb adapter copy and paste 2 attack kexts that to {bootdrive}/System/Library/Extentions/ and and copy the OS X Yosemite Chameleon V.2 to a foldler in the USB-Yosemite and then use the kext wizard app to Maintaince/---System/Library/Extension----Reapair permissions-rebuild cache, copy it is ready. to go by itself. 4 boot to the new install Yosemite, after all registration, add Users, to the desktop, run the OS X Yosemite Chameleon V2 choose the Post install with chameleon, IntelGB Ethernet, nullcpu, fakesmc and what other you need, when installation is done copy the org.chameleon.Boot.plis from extra-10.10-ps-410.zip to {boot}/Extra/ and it is ready. to go. I add to the org.chameleon.Boot.plis boot flag: -v PciRoot=4 Kext-dev-mode=1 dartwake=0 the value 4 of PciRoot because the machine say that, if you found a different and better value then you go for it. the one kext the AppleIntelPIIXATA is require one, the other AppleRTC is modify one at the link of http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298536-applertc-patch-cmos-reset/?hl=%2Bapplertc&do=findComment&comment=2080142 about this machine, Dell XPS 410, 3 GB of Ram, cpu E8600 1.86 Ghz, Asus Fanless GT610/ thank you to Marchrius,chris1111 have the way to run on this old machine, a hobby for me. **** *****update to show 4 drive, ********** I look on the AppleLPC.kext to load or not, and when I add the string <string>pci8086,2812</string> in the AppleLPC.kext, the kext is load and it show 4 drives from port 0 to port 3, this motherboard has 6 Sata drive, other port or drive 4 and 5 I don't know how it go. put the kext AppleLPC.kext in S/L/E and do rebuilt cache, I include the original AppleLPC.Kext also. about the shutdown and Restart, I got a hard time, after a while I found that use terminal to shutdown it work, so when your system need the shutdown and the power led still on for a long time enter inter terminal, for shut down: sudo shutdown -h now for restart: sudo shutdown -r nowand enter your extreme secure password. it from http://www.maclife.com/article/columns/terminal_101_properly_shutting_down_your_mac************about the AHCI port*************after I look close, I don't see the data drive on the system profile, and the system still able to boot the installer and boot to the system, turn out it use ATA drive. so enjoy your hack. Extra for XPS 410.zip extra-10.10-ps-410.zip show-4-drives-Yosemite.zip
  12. hey guys, I need the original AppleHDA for Yosemite 10.10.1 because i replaced it (unwanted) If someone has it and want to share it, feel free Greetings, Niklas
  13. Hi. I'm new in the forums, so if this topic already exist, I didn't find it. It may be a dummy question, but I've been searching all around the web for 2 days and I haven't found the right answer. I think for this question I have tu use an example IMPORTANT .. in the next example I DIDN'T USE ANY KIND OF BOOTLOADER 1.- In VMWare the new machine is created as mac, and nothing important to be modified 2.- the installer is created in an already existing (virtual) mac (may be a Niresh one) 3.- In the past .. I used to create an installer (VERY IMPORTANT - to be used in VIRTUAL MACHINES, and AMD CPU), let's say Mavericks installer. I created a new HD (which was used as a USB stick), then I did the restore procedure to get the installer. then the only thing to be replaced was the mach_kernel in root of the installer, so I copied and replaced that kernel for the patched one. then I attached this HD (the installer) to the new Virtual Machine and booted from the HD just created (the installer), and the installer ran without issues. I installed the OS and the last step was boot from the installer again, utilities -> terminal and go to replace the kernel in the root of the new created system. and everything worked nice!!! MY BIG QUESTION: BUT .. in YOSEMITE and EL CAPITAN --- I can't find where is the kernel in the installer just created to be replaced for the patched one!!! please take in account that I'm not using any kind of bootloader!! I created the /System/Library/Kernels directory (in the installer) and dropped the patched kernel there, but didn't work .. it seems like the installer reads the kernel from other source I hope someone can help me. My stuff: OS: Linux (Kubuntu) CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 GPU: Nvidia GTS 250 MB: ASUS m2n sli deluxe RAM: 8GB Thanks Guillermo
  14. So I was looking at my Macs (The real kind) and noticed something I hadn't paid attention to before and that being that using Clover on my Hackintosh with 10.10 or higher (I am using 10.11.4) we in Hackintosh land see a black background in the boot screen (Apple logo, progress bar) as opposed to the more Vanilla kind you get on a native Mac EFI (grey/white background) in the real deal. Is there any way to get that? And a little side note if there's a fix for native resolution within clover when it comes to my setup that'd be pretty nice to know (Samsung UD series 28" 4K/UHD monitor, Gigabyte Z97X-SLI mobo and GTX 970) Everyone loves a non stretched apple
  15. Hello, i have probelm when I install clover on my hdd it isn't boot El Capitan. When I boot from USB it is okey and with HDD It stoped on this line: My specification: MB: Gigabyte P61-USB3-B3 CPU: Intel Core i5 2300 GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX560 RAM: 4GB DDR3 Ethernet: RTL8111E WiFi: none Audio controller: Realtek ALC889 I use clover to config, add kext: FakeSMC and RTL8111. My config.plist: http://pastebin.com/c84g56DS
  16. El Capitan Final - Clover USB Installer. *UEFI and EFI Format a 8GB+ USB with GUID partition mapping and name it Install. Insure the OS X El Capitan.app is in your Application folder. In terminal run the following script. sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction This will take several minutes so be patient, the script will notify you when complete. Now Install Clover to the Install USB. Download Copy FakeSMC (without plugins) to /EFI/Clover/kexts/10.11 (you may need create the 10.11 folder) Boot USB to Clover, highlight "Install OS X El Capitan", hit spacebar and choose "without caches" and install El Capitan. Re-boot to USB and select your SSD or HD to complete the installation. Install Clover to your boot drive. install your kexts to S/L/E or use Clover to inject kexts from EFI/Clover/kexts/10.11 Done Please post Clover questions here. Clover: Thanks Slice and the dev team. Clover Yosemite Edition : Thanks to snatch for giving me the idea EDIT: For anyone having a problem with this process: You might try using the HFSPlus-64.efi (Google it) rather than VBoxHfs-64. Also be certain you're booting from a USB 2.0 port.
  17. Hello, I have a problem getting the installer to load I have done the install method (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/289062-109-mavericks-simple-vanilla-hackintosh-install-guide/) Short desc: the bootloader is Enoch-chameleon r2748, on GPT/HFS+, for legacy bios The issue is when I boot the install usb drive, it starts in verbose, then a gray screen with the rainbow-mouse shows up, and hangs on there. @native resolution. The installation screen doesn't show up I have searched on google before posting I have previously used this method with Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and it worked fine, I think there's somethin wrong with the loading process of it: when i did the same on ML, it worked My Specz: GA z77m D3H motherboard (F14 rom Bios&Uefi modes) Intel i7-2600 SandyBridge (no oc, all settings stock) AMD R7-265 (Sapphire Dual-X) 8GB ram (2x4 1333) Display Dell 22' on main gpu DVI out HD Wd CV green 1Tb/ SSD transcend 64GB Detailed desc. My motherboard series is known to work OOTB, and it does on Yosemite, better on ML. The usb will boot even without kext and other mods, Are added fakesmc, dsdt, acpi patch,libc,libc++ from Enoch. I used cameleon instead of clover (will try when installed on HD) because it crashes on my Virtualbox VM (osx 10.11), also crash creating uefi partitions. Bios settings seems to be correct.. Boot args: >/Kernel (to load original kernel (10.10, also 10.11 works) from usb root/kernel) >/Kernel -F -x -v dart=0 acpi=0 pcirootuid=1 graphicsenabler=no (dont help )
  18. This isn't meant to be a detailed guide, as there are lot of good ones out there - it's a log of the components I used, quick summary of gotcha's and confirmation that they all function perfectly for folks with similar hardware. Relevant components: The board (and onboard components) and CPUs are nearly identical to an actual MacPro 3,1 which results in a hassle free hack. 1 x Intel S5000PSL Server Board 2 x Intel Xeon E5450 (3.0GHz Quad Core) 24GB IBM DDR2-667 FB-DIMMS Boot Disk - 1 x 500GB Samsung 840 Evo SATA SSD Fusion Drive Storage - 1 x 128GB Sandisk v300 SATA SSD + 1 x 2TB Seagate LP SATA HDD 1 X EVGA GeForce GTX760 Preamble: This board was running Lion for the longest while until my video card died - it sat idle for a few years, until I decided this weekend that my MacBook Air 1,1 isn't cutting it anymore (2GB ram and a 80GB PATA drive are sometimes painful). Mainboard, CPUs, memory and HDD made the transition, all other components are new. Will upgrade to Xeon E5/ C602 eventually, when whatever version of Civ is out decides to make this box crawl.. Installation method: Retail Mavericks.app from store, installer created on USB Latest Chameleon applied, Latest FakeSMC dropped in (both from repo's) Use Chameleon Wizard to create a SMBios.plist with a Mac3,1 profile Set SATA controller in BIOS to Legacy (else you'll have the Waiting for root device… error), disable on-board video. Boot flags "npci=0x2000 DropSSDT=yes" Install, reboot, install Chameleon+FakeSMC, rejoice! What works out-of-box: Everything! PM natively supported (although these Xeons don't clock down that much just to 2GHz) Shutdown/ reboot works NICs natively supported What does not work: Sleep - this is not because of OSX, the main board DOES NOT support the S3 state (server board). I spent $40 on "Power Manager" to get it to shutdown after inactivity, but someone smarter could probably write a script. There's an Intel S5000XVN workstation board which uses identical components and does support S3 (untested, YMMV). For some reason it won't boot in AHCI mode without the "-f" flag - it seems like the kernel cache doesn't cache the AHCIPortInjector.kext (maybe because it's only a plist?). It would be irritating if I was booting from a HDD, but with an SDD it barely adds 5 seconds to boot. Tweaks: If you have SSDs like me and want TRIM, you'll need to fix up the storage controller. Drop in AHCIPortInjector.kext (from repo) to get the Intel ESB south bridge detected properly, add "-f" to your boot flags, change Storage controller to AHCI in BIOS, and away you go. Use TRIM Enabler/ TRIM script to get TRIM for generic SSDs Use "BuiltInEthernet=Yes" to get rid of any annoying AppStore errors - this can also be fixed by adding them to the DSDT under PCIQ (tested, works). I'm running it without a DSDT though and all is well. Installed nVidia drivers for my card to get some flakiness with my 144Hz monitor sorted. Summary: Extremely easy install Low maintenance build - upgraded from 10.9.0 to 10.9.4 without issues. Don't expect to have any ever, since all the hardware is natively supported. If you have this hardware lying around (or can get it free/cheap), it makes for a nifty, zippy low-maintenance workstation. I wouldn't recommend spending more than $300 though for board/CPUs/memory. As with all Intel server boards, the boots are slow - all their server boards take about 45sec just to do the BIOS POST. It's also a bit of a power hog (80W x 2 for 8-cores) - probably better alternatives out there if you're buying new gear. I'm not bothering to post any files since everything I used was directly from the repos, but will if requested. ~trini
  19. *****Full version of this guide now here***** *****NO PM SUPPORT, REPLY TO THIS GUIDE OR THE GUIDE BELOW***** **********(PM's don't help other people in the community)********** I'm sure we're all itching to give Mavericks a go so here's the install process: The process is mostly the same as with Lion/ML except a few subtle differences. Any problems with the below please don't hesitate to let me know. installation troubleshooting thread here: http://www.insanelym...roubleshooting/ Essential Software All included as an attachment below (use the V2 attachment). Creating the installer 1. Prepare your USB as GUID partition map with a HFS+ partition. 2. Mount your Mavericks DMG (Right click on “Install OS X 10.9 Developer Preview” then its in /Contents/Shared Support/InstallESD.dmg) 3. Mount BaseSystem.dmg by typing the following in terminal: open /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg 4. Restore “OS X Base System” to your USB 5. Navigate to /System/Installation your USB drive Delete the “Packages” link then copy the Packages folder from “OS X Install ESD” to this location. 6. Use pacifist to extract mach_kernel from /OS X Install ESD/Packages/BaseSystemBinaries.pkg to the root of your USB drive. (Note: This is in the attachment). 7. Copy essential kexts to /System/Library/Extensions on your USB stick. 8. Install chameleon to the USB drive 9. Create the extra folder for the USB (copy your old one over) 10. Copy your folder of essential software & kexts to your USB stick. Installing OS X 1. Install OS X. After install boot back into the installer then: 2. From the installer go to Utilities and Terminal. 3. Type cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ 4. Type: cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ (Note: the above assume you called the partition you've installed OS X to OS X). 5. Type reboot Part 4 – Initial boot 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 ML (any problems here try booting with -v -x -f before posting to the forum). 2. Install chameleon to your OS X drive. 3. Copy your Extra folder over. 4. Reboot & enjoy! Screenshot: Essential DP1 V2.zip
  20. System: Asus P8P67 LE + Core i7 2600k Install Method: Used a MacBook Pro and a SATA to USB adapter to do a direct target install Used THIS Chameleon (2.2 svn r2246) Used THESE FakeSMC & AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement kexts BIOS is patched via Bios Repo Status: CPU: Works great. Benchmarks reveal no loss of performance GPU: Works out of the box. Full resolution + multi monitor support. Ethernet: Fixed with lnx2mac's RTL81xx kext. Audio: Fixed with AppleHDA.kext for ALC892. Apps: App store & messaging works out of the box. Sleep: Works out of the box even with NullCPU and no SleepEnabler. Due to patched BIOS. USB 3.0: Does not work out of the box.
  21. OS X 10.10 Yosemite (DP1) Installation Guide 1. Requirements a. Clover Bootloader - Build 2695. This is necessary for this guide. b. An 8GB or bigger USB drive c. Access to a Mac, preferably your current Hackintosh d. (Optional) A separate partition to install the DP on, as it is not recommended to install this as you daily driver. 2. Obtain a copy of Yosemite 10.10 DP1 - there are multiple files floating around the internet or you can use your developer account on Apple's website. 3. Navigate to where the "Install Yosemite 10.10.app" file is located. Right click on it and select "Show package contents". Go to Contents/SharedSupport and mount "InstallESD.dmg". 3a. Go into Terminal and type the following, and a "BaseSystem" partition should mount on your desktop. 4. Using Disk Utility, restore the "Base System" to your MBR-formatted flashdrive. 5. After the restore is complete, you can unmount the "Base System" from the DMG file and rename your USB to "Installer" or similar. 6. On your newly-imaged installer, navigate to System/Installation and delete the alias to "Packages". Open the previously-mounted "OS X Install ESD" and copy the "Packages" folder to where you deleted the alias (System/Installation). 7. Fire up Terminal, and enter the following: 8. Copy any extensions you need for booting onto the drive. Everyone needs FakeSMC, many need NullCpuPowerManagement. Copy these .kext files from /System/Library/Extensions to System/Library/Extensions on your installer USB. 9. Unmount the installer USB, and install Clover if you do not already use it (Warning: If you are installing this OS over your current Mavericks install in a FULL WIPE, make sure to install Clover onto the USB key so you can use it to boot after the Install) 10. Boot into Clover, and go into "options". Change the boot-args to "-v kext-dev-mode=1" and anything else you need for booting, such as cpus=1 or similar. Exit back to the main menu using the escape key. 11. Select your installer USB and boot it in Clover. 12. Install the OS, but do not reboot after it's done. 13. Open Disk Utility and identify your OS disk identifer: eg disk3s1, disk 1s2, etc. 14. Open Terminal and run the following: and copy your third-party kexts using CP as shown: cp /System/Library/Extensions/XX.kext/ /Volumes/HD/System/Library/Extensions/XX.kext so, if I wanted to copy FakeSMC.kext: cp /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext/ /Volumes/HD/System/Library/FakeSMC.kext 15. Close Terminal and reboot into the Yosemite partition, using the same boot-args as before 16. Removed, redundant step. 17. At this point, the system should boot. You may now install anything else you need (kexts, drivers) and begin using the system. 17a. Edit Clover's configuration file to include any boot-args you need. It is located in /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist. Editing info is here. You will, at the minimum, need to add kext-dev-mode=1 18. Note: This is a DEVELOPMENT operating system. Do not expect the same stability as Mavericks or any other stable release. Enjoy! 19. This is my first guide, so if anything is incorrect or redundant feel free to point it out and I will edit it!
  22. All Credit's Go to Scellow Download-fritz and pjalm oh and sj without them we would be no where on 10.10 and thanks to you to slice netkas iMessage Fix How to make a bootable usb via windows using vmware https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK6VTiyyQKo made it as simple as i could if there are any errors please post below thanks and i will edit this post http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/299309-newest-clover-release/ <newest clover v2 so new way of making a bootable 10.10 script for bootable usb https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3y5hldpEFDYcFZSY1pEcEFDWXc/view?usp=sharing Usb Script for 10.9 os x https://www.sendspace.com/file/hqsj4f make sure your os x 10.10 is in your apps folder make sure your usb is named USB and the file is on your desktop open up term type sudo bash then drag create_usb.sh into term and hit enter and enter your password and let it run also last thing the newest image http://imgur.com/I088enI is of how to get iMessage and FaceTime and iCloud working also if you want out of the box network and sound then put your kexts in this folder http://i.imgur.com/XKTphmT.jpg and do what is shown in clover and for kicks and {censored} here is a sample of my config i use
  23. Download-Fritz

    IOGraphicsFamily kernel panic

    Hey guys, Since either Developer Preview 2 or 3 I have a strange problem - a kernel panic occurs on each shutdown and each restart. In addition to that CMOS gets cleared on each shutdown (not on restart). The whole dump is available below. If anyone has the same problem, please provide info on which version of OS X it first happened, if it still happened in the latest you tried and which boot loader incl. version you use. It happened for me since DP2 or 3 all the way through to DP6, beta inclusive. I used quite a few Clover builds, v2795 and onwards. I didn't try the builds since v2800, but there is no sign that any of these could fix the problem (I will try them later, of course, probably in the evening); not even that Clover is the cause of the problem. I might do some experiments with some DPs and Clover versions and will update the thread if I succeed. In mean time please share you experiences. Thank you! Full KP: http://www.pastebin.com/HwM0dyEr
  24. JPCanaverde

    [Help] Darwin on Eee PC 901

    Hi everyone. I can't manage to boot or install a copy of Darwin on my Asus Eee PC 901. I want Darwin, not OS X, because it's more lightweight and I only need it to serve as an AFP file server. I turned to Darwin because I couldn't find a single NAS OS or any *nix distro that supported HFS, which is my disk's file format. This PC doesn't have a working internal hard drive, so I'm gonna need to install it onto a USB drive. I managed to boot PureDarwin (restored in my Mac to an USB drive) using a SD card with GRUB installed (Chameleon didn't even detect the Darwin partition). However, it hangs on "Using 5242 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers". I also tried "darwinx86-801.iso" from Apple, but when I boot that using GRUB, it just shows a blinking underscore for a few seconds, and then restarts. What can I do to use Darwin on this machine? It must be possible, considering it even runs full-blown Snow Leopard. (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/186596-guide-retail-snow-leopard-install-on-eeepc-901/) Thanks.
  25. First Post. First Hackintosh. First Vanilla Install. Took a few tries but now the system is up and running smoothly and blazing fast. Love it. System Specs 
Intel Core i7 4770k Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H (BIOS F7) MSI GTX 660 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD All other peripherals pretty much standard. I already had Windows up and running on another HDD. 1. BIOS Settings - Disabled all HDDs except the drive for Mac installation - Ensured that SATA controllers were set to AHCI and not IDE - Disabled Onboard Video (Monitors are connected to the GTX 660) - Intel Virtualization Disabled - XHCI Auto - XHCI & EHCI handoffs set to enabled - No other changes 2. Preparing the USB Installer I used this guide : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/280756-guide-the-all-in-one-guide-to-vanilla-os-x-including-chameleon-dsdt-for-beginners/ It is the best out there for a plain vanilla install. Followed it closely but deviated from the process a bit while patching the installer (Step 2C onwards). - Did not use NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - Downloaded FakeSMC.kext v5.3.820 by kozlek with autoupdate disabled - Downloaded AppleIntelE1000e.kext v2.5.4c by hnak for ethernet - Downloaded GenericUSBXHCI.kext v1.2.6d2 by Zenith432 for USB 3.0 - Copied all three files to /System/Library/Extensions/ folder of the USB drive [ Attached all three Kexts to this post - KEXTs.zip] - Followed the remaining steps in Step 2C of the guide above. - Installed Chameleon 2.2svn r2255 to make the USB drive bootable (Newer versions of Chameleon 2.2 caused issues for me so I would advise you stick with r2255). - Used Chameleon Wizard and used iMac 13.2 profile in it to generate my SMBios.plist and placed it in the Extra folder of USB. - Created an Org.chameleon.Boot.plist file for the USB Installer with the following arguments and placed it in the Extra folder of the USB drive. [ Attached to this post Org.chameleon.Boot.plist-USB.zip ] -v -f dart=0
 GraphicsEnabler=No EthernetBuiltIn=Yes RestartFix=No 3. Installation USB booted up and installation went smoothly. Once it was complete, restarted and booted once again into the USB and launched the Terminal Utility of the installer to copy the above 3 kexts into the installation with the following commands: cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/“Your Mac Partition Name”/System/Library/Extensions/ cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelE1000e.kext /Volumes/"Your Mac Partition Name"/System/Library/Extensions/ cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/GenericUSBXHCI.kext /Volumes/"Your Mac Partition Name"/System/Library/Extensions/ reboot (If your Mac OS partition has a spaces in the name keep the quotes in the above commands). Restarted system and this time booted into OS X installation. Ethernet and USB 3.0 working (Tested speeds). Audio not working. 4. Post Installation & Audio Fix Installing Chamelon on Mac Partition - Installed Chameleon 2.2svn r2255 to the Mac Partition using Chameleon Wizard - Created a folder called Extra in the root of the Mac partition and copied into this the SMBios.plist file from the /USB/Extra folder - Created an Org.chameleon.Boot.plist file for the OS with the following arguments. GraphicsEnabler=No EthernetBuiltIn=Yes You can customize this of course. Just make sure you specify the above two arguments. [ Attached mine to this post - Org.chameleon.Boot.plist-MAC.zip ]. To fix Audio I used toleda’s solution. Go to your System Preferences and under Security ensure that programs from sources other than App Store can be installed. Download HDAEnabler1.kext from here : https://github.com/toleda/audio_kext_enabler Copy it into the folder /System/Library/Extensions of your Mac partition Open shell and type the following commands. cd /Volumes/"Your Mac Partition Name"/System/Library/Extensions sudo chmod -R 755 HDAEnabler1.kext sudo chown -R root:wheel HDAEnabler1.kext You will be asked for your password at some point. Enter it. Now download this by clicking on the "Download Zip" on the right: https://github.com/toleda/audio_ALC898 Extract the zip in the downloads folder (DO NOT MOVE IT). Double-click audio_alc898-85_patch.command to execute it. If you are asked for password enter it. If you get the following output then it was a success: Prepare Desktop/audio_ALC898 ... Archive: 898.zip creating: 898/ inflating: 898/Info-84.plist inflating: 898/Info-85.plist extracting: 898/layout1.xml.zlib extracting: 898/layout2.xml.zlib extracting: 898/layout3.xml.zlib inflating: 898/Platforms.xml.zlib Install files ... Password: Patch binary ... Fix permissions ... Kernel cache... Finished, restart required. logout Restart computer to complete installation The boot arguments for installer from here were incredibly helpful. PENDING: Create a patched DSDT. Any advice on this is appreciated. UPDATE: Sept 26 2013 Following issues come up frequently: Sleep/wake problem where the system freezes while waking up (no display either). Random complete system hangs where everything just freezes Prolonged waits and temporary freezes with the wheel spinning away to glory or the mouse not moving. ​Repaired permissions and also ran kext utility. Issues continue. Chipping away..will update once I have a stable system. KEXTs.zip org.chameleon.Boot.plist-USB.zip org.chameleon.Boot.plist-MAC.zip