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caltor726 posted a file in Customization
357 downloadsI have the final YOSEMITE 10.10.5 system working with following specs MODEL : X202E-CT009H CPU: i3-3217U HDD: Hitachi 500GB HDD RAM: 4GB RAM VIDEO: Intel HD4000 (both 0x01660003 and 0x0166000A (no LCD) AUDIO: VIA VT1802 SCREEN: 1368X768 TOUCHPAD: ELantech WIFI : replaced with this one AR9285 —— Everything works including sound (Headphone, mic ,speakers, audio sensors) and HDMI video/audio This might work partially for other VIVOBOOKs with similar configurations. Enjoy !
Time to replace my notebook because it is 7 years old. I was looking for a asus notebook i5 or i7 Can anybody advice me what to buy, budget 600 - 800 euros, where osx lion or mountain lion can be installed? One of the Important items is type video card . I want to setup dual boot with win8 and osx. Pleas advise , as I know how much time it cost when buying the wrong type.
joe_black posted a topic in Installation Guides(Scroll down to my reply for 10.8 install instructions) Installing OS X Snow Leopard on Asus X501A Notebook Hardware that will NOT work: QE Support, Integrated WiFi, Bluetooth* *Bluetooth may work with patched kext. I have not tried. What You Will Need: - Asus X501A/X501A1 Notebook - 2 formatted USB Flash Drives (8GB+) - iATKOS S3 v2 ISO - Actual Mac or Mac running under VM with USB support - TransMac for Windows - "ASUS X501A OSX DRIVERS.zip" kext archive - Mac-compatible USB WiFi Adapter (optional) --- Step 1 - Acquire iATKOS S3 v2 ISO Torrent/web search for this ISO, make sure it is S3 v2. Prepare the ISO to be burned to USB. Step 2 - Prepare USB Flash Drives Installation will require 2 formatted USB flash drives, one with at least 8GB for iATKOS. Using TransMac for Windows, you need to right-click the icon for one of the flash drives and click "Restore For Mac". Select the iATKOS ISO file and let it burn the image to the flash drive. Using a real Mac or Mac running under VM with USB support, you need to burn Chameleon v2.2 bootloader to your other flash drive. This is necessary if you get into boot issues with your OS X installation or issues with dualbooting. This flash drive will save you from not being able to boot. You might be able to use TransMac for this one too, but I highly recommend using a real Mac as much as possible for USB burning. After burning your Chameleon flash drive, make sure it works before you continue! Do not attempt to install OS X without it on this notebook. Now, you should have 2 ready-to-go flash drives, one with iATKOS and one with Chameleon bootloader. Step 3 - Installation Insert both of your flash drives into the notebook and power it on. Keep hitting DELETE (or maybe F2) to get into the BIOS. You need to make sure these options are selected: You can also use ESCAPE and hit Enter Setup. "CSM Support : "Enabled" "Secure Boot Control : "Disabled" "Fast Boot : "Disabled" (might not be an option) "SATA Configuration : "AHCI" Intel Virtualization Technology should also be Enabled. The above BIOS options are required for installation. ... Now we will restart with the saved changes and keep hitting ESCAPE to get boot options. You need to select your Chameleon flash drive (this might be trial and error with 2 of them) While in the Chameleon bootloader, you need to now boot up your iATKOS drive using verbose so hit F8 and type "-v" and then enter. Your iATKOS installer should start. Click on Utilities at the top and then load Disk Utility, format your HDD with MBR and HFS+ for your OS X partition. (MBR required for dualbooting with Windows, if this is OSX only you should probably use GUID) Under Customize, just make sure you have GraphicsEnabler and UUID. Don't install SleepEnabler or pretty much anything else. Nothing else really matters because we're going to install the kexts ourself. In this regard, you could possibly use a retail ISO but I did not try it myself. Install will take approx. 20mins to 60mins... Step 4 - Post-Installation After install, reboot the machine and try booting first without the Chameleon flash drive. Always boot with "-v" for verbose mode until we are positive everything is stable. You MIGHT get stuck on a completely black screen at this point with no errors or log information what-so-ever. If this happens, restart again and boot with your Chameleon flash drive. Under Chameleon boot the other flash drive using "mach_qoopz -v", you should NOW be able to boot OS X. If "mach_qoopz" still fails you should try "mach_kernel_org -v" and that should do the trick. Before installing drivers you should install system definitions for MacBookPro 8,1 for Snow Leopard. This will change your SMBios.plist to trick your machine into thinking it is a real Mac and load your drivers properly. Step 5 - Driver Installation Using Kext Utility you can install all the .kext files in the "ASUS X501A OSX DRIVERS.zip" archive to get hardware working BUT you NEED to backup all the originals just in case. Also, for any reason the trackpad isnt working just reply here and tell me and I'll help you through that. All kexts should be installed to /System/Library/Extensions with disk permissions repaired afterwards. If you are stuck in 1024x768 you will need to use boot flag GraphicsMode=Yes "Graphics Mode"="1366x768x32" which can be added to your boot .plist (search for a guide if you don't know how) so you don't have to type it every time. For WiFI you will need a compatible USB adapter. Full QE will most likely not work. For full USB and webcam support you need to install the USBFamilyRollback kext for Snow Leopard. This will allow your iPod/iPhone and Webcam as well as other devices to work properly. You can now follow other guides to upgrade from 10.6.3 to 10.6.7/10.6.8 properly if you want. The .zip for the drivers is down below in my reply.