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  1. [GUIDE] Fix Insyde H2O BIOS signature (5 beeps on Lenovo) I recently bought a Lenovo L440 laptop to install the Mojave macOS and I replaced the wireless card with the DW1560 because the current one is not compatible. I discovered that there was a whitelist of enabled cards that manufacturers are adopting recently (in my case it uses a Phoenix Insyde BIOS H2O). I searched the BIOS Modding forums and found people who did the patch for me. But after replacing the BIOS I noticed that the computer keep beeping 5 times every time I boot. So, I went deeper into this issue and that's when I figured out how to solve it. Then I created this guide based on the information I found in some Russian forums. Preface When the BIOS integrity test fails, some Intel AMT functionality stops working and a sequence of 5 whistles is issued twice at boot. After modifying to remove whitelist (enable unauthorized WI-FI cards), unlock MSR 0xe2 (hackintosh), enable advanced menu, etc. the BIOS will not pass the integrity test causing this problem. This integrity check is done through the RSA signature of the BIOS block called TCPABIOS (more information below) with the public key in modulus 3 format also stored in the BIOS. This TCPABIOS block stores the checksums of each BIOS volume. What we will do is generate new checksum for those volumes that have been modified, generate a RSA (private and public) key pair, sign that block with the private key, and replace the public key. Tools needed - EFITool NE alpha 54: https://github.com/LongSoft/UEFITool/releases - HxD 2.1.0: https://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/ - OpenSSL: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/openssl.htm (Download -> Binaries) - Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier (FCIV.exe): https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11533 Step by step Let's open the modified BIOS, locate the TCPABIOS block and understand its anatomy. 1. Open the BIOS with HxD (We will use the modded BIOS in the MyDigitalLife.com forum by the Serg008 user for the Lenovo B590 laptop in this guide) 2. Find the word TCPABIOS: 3. The block starts with TCPABIOS and ends before TCPACPUH 4. Anatomy: 54 43 50 41 42 49 4F 53 48 31 38 34 61 31 31 2F 32 36 2F 31 33 49 42 4D 53 45 43 55 52 00 FD 27 34 2A 35 AB 41 26 39 E3 32 E5 B6 8A D6 49 5B 0B 77 F9 82 58 48 00 00 00 CE 18 1F 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 27 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF 83 04 D4 52 52 95 C5 D7 21 55 78 0E 5C AD 47 EE C4 3D 1D C1 EC 69 03 2B 51 A5 42 61 96 22 F9 7B 88 57 B7 A8 9D D0 20 DB 5B 11 10 55 07 84 6C 62 DF FA 2F 6A A8 43 0C 8A 40 AF 79 0D 31 DB 5A 5D C8 2F EB F8 7C 87 B0 A6 3D 2A 88 AE 91 9D 88 E3 AA 85 E3 5A B3 91 7F 28 68 1F BA 92 C4 7E 10 F5 1A 7E 75 A9 6F CE C0 4F BA FA 79 A5 98 2B 50 60 BA 09 73 7B 03 D1 0C 3E A2 9C 44 DF E9 F2 92 34 7B Gray: Name and Block Information Red: Volume Information (Checksum and Header) Blue: Separation of the list of volumes and the block signature Green: Signature of the TCPABIOS block are the last 128 bytes List of Volumes: Each volume has the format: 00 FD 27 34 2A 35 AB 41 26 39 E3 32 E5 B6 8A D6 49 5B 0B 77 F9 82 58 48 00 00 00 CE 18 1F 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 (Prefix 3 bytes + checksum 20 bytes + offset 4 bytes + volume size 6 bytes + end delimiter 6 bytes) The volumes are enumerated and use the first byte in the prefix for this (00 FD 27), starting at 0. The BIOS used in this example has only one volume, but in the case of more than one volume, it would be: 00 FD 27 .., 01 FD 27 ..., 02 FD 27 ... - Checksum is SHA1 calculation of the volume. - Offset is the volume position within the BIOS. The bytes are inverted, in this case it would be 00 00 00 48, equals to 48h - Volume Size is also with the bytes inverted, then: 1F18CEh Then that's it. We need to correct this information (checksum, offset and size) 5. To extract the volumes open the BIOS with the UEFITool and see how to identify the volumes (our example there is only one volume if there were others would also be inside EfiFirmwareFileSystemGuid): In the original BIOS, circled in red we can see our volume. Note that in blue we have offset and green the size. Exactly as we checked up on HxD. In the modified BIOS we see that the size is different: Original: 1F18CEh Modified: 1F12D5h (we'll need this later) 6. Let's extract this volume to calculate the checksum by choosing the "Extract as is ..." 7. Use this command to get the checksum of this volume: fciv.exe -sha1 File_Volume_image_FvMainCompact.ffs Now we have the checksum that is 396e0dc987219b4369b1b9e010166302ce635202 8. Replace the information in the TCPABIOS block: Note that the volume size must have the bytes inverted, so if the total is 6 bytes and is 1F12D5h, becomes D5 12 1F 00 00 00 in place of CE 18 1F 00 00 00. If the offset is different, also perform the same process by inverting the bytes. Checksum change from 34 2A 35 AB 41 26 39 E3 32 E5 B6 8A D6 49 5B 0B 77 F9 82 58 to 39 6E 0D C9 87 21 9B 43 69 B1 B9 E0 10 16 63 02 CE 63 52 02 Do this for each volume in the BIOS. 9. Now we need to generate the checksum of the whole TCPABIOS block but without considering the last 131 bytes, that is to dismiss FF FF 83 + 80 bytes from the previous signature. Copy to a new file in HxD and save as tcpabios Use the command to generate the checksum of this block: fciv.exe -sha1 tcpabios Checksum of TCPABIOS block: 0da6715509839a376b0a52e81fdf9683a8e70e52 Create a new file in HxD and add 108 bytes with 00 and paste the checksum at the end and save as tcpabios_hash, thus: 10. Now let's generate the RSA private key with modulus 3: openssl genrsa -3 -out my_key.pem 1024 Sign the file tcpabios_hash: openssl rsautl -inkey my_key.pem -sign -in tcpabios_hash -raw > tcpabios_sign Now enjoy to generate the public key: openssl rsa -in my_key.pem -outform der -pubout -out my_key_pub.der And generate public key modulus 3: openssl rsa -pubin -inform der -in my_key_pub.der -text -noout Copy and paste the key into a text file to use soon. Remove all ":" and put everything on a single line, thus: 11. Open the tcpabios_sign file in HxD, copy the contents and replace the signature at the end of the TCPABIOS block: 12. Now let's locate the location of the public key in the BIOS and replace it. This key starts with 12 04 and ends with 01 03 FF and is after the TCPABBLK block. The key looks like this: 12 04 + 81 bytes + 01 03 FF. Search for 01 03 FF to locate more easily. Verify that before the 81 bytes have bytes 12 04 to make sure you found. Now substitute for the public key that was annotated in the text file previously, thus: Save and you're ready. Your BIOS is signed and ready.
  2. Majed DH

    Acpi error after updating bios

    Hi everyone. I have HP 15-da0xxx series laptop. i got macos mojave installed on it. but I was trying to get my intel graphics working but i couldn't change dmvt preallocation. So I updated the bios (unfortunately). And since then i could not boot any version of clover. I tried two versions that were working and even an installer that worked before is not working: I searched alot about the error and found nothing relared to macos or hackintosh.. would it be solved by patching the dsdt? Any suggestions people ?
  3. Hello everybody! I'm creating an asus bios repo, with MSR0xE2 unlocked and many updates/mods. You can ask me to upload your model without any problem. I'll not edit ANY bios that isn't from asus. (Ex: Already modified bios file / from other manufactor) Here are the modifications that are present: -MSR 0xE2 Unlocked (Apple PM Fix) -CPU MICROCODE UPDATED (Latest Version) -iGPU GOP UPDATED (Integrated GPU UEFI driver) -LAN PXE UPDATED (Intel/Realtek/BCM) -AHCI/RAID UPDATED (Intel/Marvel/JMicron) -ASUS ROG LOGO (From Rampage IV Black) Attention: Some mods aren't available in certain chipsets. Look in my github description. The updates were made with UBU (UEFI bios updater), and MSR unlock & ROG Logo with UEFITool. I only tested with P8Z77-V Deluxe, since I only have this board. But, all the files should be working. Would be great, if who test it post a feedback here. Current supported Asus Models (More coming): LGA1155: -P8Z68 Deluxe -P8Z68-V LX -P8Z77-I Deluxe -P8Z77-I Deluxe/WD -P8Z77-M -P8Z77-V -P8Z77-V Deluxe -P8Z77-V LK -P8Z77-V LX -P8Z77-V Premium -P8Z77-V Pro LGA1150: -ROG G20AJ -Z87 Sabertooth -B85-PRO GAMER -Z97-PRO GAMER -Z97 Gryphon LGA2011: -P9X79 -X99-A II ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As always: I'm not going to take any responsability if you mess your MB up. If it fails, just download the bios file from asus website, rename it, and put into your pendrive. (Rename with the modded bios name) How to Update (ASUS USB Flashback): Download the bios file on my github. (below) Format a pendrive to fat32 Copy the bios file to your pendrive. Shutdown your computer Connect your pendrive into "Usb Flashback" port. (If you can't find, search in yours board manual) Now press the "Usb Flashback" button. Wait until the blue light stop (can take up to 5 minutes) Start your computer, and configure bios again ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Download Repository (Github)
  4. Hello , Just changed my CPU to a E5450 to be able to Run Mojave , but now I can not run not even EL Capitan (it was working well with CORE2DUO) I already flashed a modified bios to be able to recognise the CPU. here some print screens from Verbose : https://photos.app.goo.gl/kqWauSu5GZ9Kogxh7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/F6kL5YbiFBqLcGyz6 AZUS P5K PRO - CPU E5450 - NVIDIA 9600GT - 5G RAM ANY HELP is APPRECIATED Thanks/Obrigado Kromakey
  5. ciriousjoker

    Bootloader for legacy BIOS

    TLDR: I'm trying to boot MacOS on a Chromebook without UEFI. I'm stuck at getting the bootloader (Chameleon/Clover) to work. My setup / context: I have an Acer Chromebook Spin 13. Available ports: 2 x USB-C 1 x USB-A 3.0 MicroSD Slot No USB A 2.0 (I've read that Clover has problems with USB 3.0) Firmware: There's no UEFI firmware available and by default, it doesn't even allow booting anything other than ChromeOS. Thanks to MrChromebox (big shoutouts!), I flashed a custom legacy bios that allows me to boot anything linux related. This bios is flashed into the RW_LEGACY section of the existing bootloader (coreboot afaik) and doesn't have any configuration options. If I have to change a setting, I could try compiling his bios payload myself with the specific setting enabled. What I've tried so far: Chameleon attempts: Only selected setting was "Install chameleon on the chosen path", rest was unselected. 1 - Install chameleon first without restoring the basesystem: Output: > boot0: GPT > boot0: done (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE". 2 - Install Chameleon after restoring the base system: Output: > boot0: GPT > boot0: GPT > boot0: doneboot1: /boot <- Exactly like that, no line break in between (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down) I haven't been able to reproduce #2 after wiping the drive and doing the same thing again. Subsequent attempts have resulted in either #1 of either Chameleon or Clover. Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER". Clover attempts: I tried multiple settings and configurations, but all of them boiled down to either one of these. 1 - Doesn't do anything, just hangs at "Booting from usb..." 2 - Boots into the blue/grey mode as shown in the attached images. According to MrChromebox, this could be an old Tianocore DUET It doesn't detect anything (cpu frequency, ram, partitions or disks) I've read pretty much every article, github readme and other types of documentation for coreboot, tianocore, clover, chameleon and MrChromebox' rw_legacy payloads and right now, I'm totally clueless as to what to try next... A few questions that came up: Why does chameleon hang? What is it looking for, /boot was clearly written to the disk by the Chameleon installer? What exactly is the blue/grey image? According to MrChromebox, it could be Tianocore DUET Where does it come from? Clover? The mainboard itself? Why does the blue/grey thing not detect my processor frequency or any partitions/drives? Can I use some sort of DUET bootloader to chainload Clover? If you guys could answer any of them or if you have any other guesses or information as to what's happening, I'd be really happy! Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE.txt Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER.txt
  6. First off, I'd like to thank anyone who would actually take the time to help a noob like me in desperate need of help. So basically I've just finished building my first ever rig. In the last couple of days I've been trying to get MacOS Sierra installed by creating a slew of bootable USBs one using #####, one using clover and a macos sierra installer from the app store. These have been created in a friends macbook pro running sierra. I've made sure to change all my mobo settings following this guide: Link removed My main problem is booting from the usb. While I have had two successful installs, after rebooting my pc, the apple logo turns into a prohibited sign or the bar gets stuck 30 percent of the way. Booting into verbose mode has shows errors like: OsxAptioFixDrv: Starting overrides for \system\library\coreservices\boot.efi Using reloc block: no, hibernate wake:no Error loading kernel cache (0x9) Boot failed, sleeping for 10 seconds before exiting... and sometimes gets stuck here ************************************************************************************ [iGPU] Failed to initialize graphics firmware. Falling back to host-side scheduling [iGPU] Scheduler interface revision = 1: default EL Scheduler ************************************************************************ [iGPU] Graphics accelerator is using scheduler interface system revision 1: Default El Scheduler [iGPU] Scheduler: Multiple channel indexes per command streamer [iGPU]Scheduler: Process CSB using HS [iGPU] Scheduler: PM notify enabled [iGPU] Graphics Address: PPGTT, Separate Address Space [iGPU] MultiForceWake Enabled : Using 3D Drier [iGPU]Scheduler Throttle Cap = 100ms IOConsoleUsers: time(0) 0->0, lin 0, llk1 IOCOnsoleUsers: gIOSxreenLockState 3, hs0 0, bs 0, now 0, sm 0x0 Last but not least, when I do get the system to work briefly, the computer just boots into the BIOS endlessly and I have to reinstall the OS. Any help?
  7. Ingwie Phoenix

    Sony Vaio Duo 11

    Hello everyone! First of all, I'd really like to say thanks to all these that contribute to this "scene" - or as it was said int he quiz, "hobby". Yestarday, I bought a Vaio duo 11 to side with my MacBook and I knew about hackintosh, so I had all the resources - especially, a real mac - just at hand, and tried everything out. Here are my results: Prepairing a usb device with myHack: Works like a charm. But you seriously must make sure you use MBR. Otherwise, it's acting funny. Thus, make sure you DISABLE intel VT and XHPI mode in BIOS. But once that is done, it just...boots. Installing Clover to a GPT formatted drive: Yes, works, but not OOB. To get Clover to boot, do this: 1. Download the Clover EFI package. 2. Start the installer, click "Select volume" and then your volume, then click next. 3. Now click customize. Here, you gotta check "Install to ESP", "Drivers64" and under themes, check the "metal" theme - it's the default. You may check another theme as well so you have an option later. I recommend bootcamp, its very nice for your eyes and if you used a mac before, its just like "Aha!". 4. Now we gotta edit the EFI files. Since a sort of "bug" in the clover installer, it lets the EFI partition stay mounted...which it actually shouldn't imo. Anyway, we can use that fact for something good. ( In case it didn't stay mounted, read my footnotes below. ) Open your Finder, and open the EFI partition. Or, press CMD+SHIFT+G and type /Volumes/EFI and hit ENTER. In there, open the EFI folder and create a new folder called BOOT. In this folder, you'll copy the files CLOVERX64.efi, CLOVERIA32.efi AND the config.plist file. Now rename the CLOVER files into boot - i.e.: BOOTX64.efi. If you installed a different theme, like the bootcamp one, open config.plist BEFORE you copy your files, edit the Theme setting and THEN copy the file into the BOOT folder. 5. You should end up with a structure like this: /Volumes/EFI/ /Volumes/EFI/EFI/ /Volumes/EFI/BOOT/ /Volumes/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi /Volumes/EFI/BOOT/BOOTIA32.efi /Volumes/EFI/BOOT/config.plist /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/......... Now, plug the device into your Vaio, press the ASSIST key, select "Boot from external" and Clover should pop up. However, when I use clover to boot, I get stuck at a "Waiting for root device" message - it obviously waits for a device. Its the same error that occured to some other people, and it is actulyl the only message in which you'll see a piece of XML! However, it looks like it has troubble with some drivers. I sadly don't have all the myHack drivers at hand, nor do I know how to install them myself. By the way, I used an entirely vanilla install of OS X. I used the one I bought from the App Store. Thus, I placed the Extras folder that is put into the drive's root by myhack into my clover folder into kexts/10.8 - of course, i moved the contents of the folder into the one i just mentioned, otherwise it wouldnt work...afaik o.o; As soon as I manage to get this working, Ill inform you. Again, when I legacy-boot Mac with chamelion and the image created by myHack, it works like a charm. I just didnt install it because I dont want to wipe my windows just yet Regards, Ingwie Phoenix EDIT 1 I managed to determine how myHack installed the image...and what mistake I did. You have to restore from InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg first - then copy al the files fromt he root of InstallESD.dmg into the device as well. In other words, merge InstallESD and BaseSystem. Also, use myHack and run myFix to integrate all the missing kexts. that totally worked for me. I am now EFI booiting OS X. Touchscreen - who didnt expect it? - doesnt work. Stylus does, but with some oddities. Wifi isnt recognized yet. I dont know about the rest yet. Also, to boot up, you need to use Safe Mode (3rd entry in Clover when hiting spacebar on the OS X icon.)
  8. Hello everybody, I just passed the full progress from a Windows 10 to a Dual Boot Hackintosh. After a few stupid mistakes it's working now absolutely fine. I have a Radeon 380X I set my iGPU as primary in BIOS. But I experience some issues with sleep mode. The thing is, in OSX it will just stop the video output, when pressing a key it will activate it again, but the PC itself just stays on as in normal mode (no affect). In Windows 10 there isn't the energy saver button in Start Menu. So there's no way of pressing it. By the way Shutdown and Restart work perfect. But, now it's getting interesting, when I boot my Windows through BIOS boot menu, this option is available (if I boot Windows through Clover it's not). I think it's (hopefully) not a big deal, as it's actually working in "pure Windows 10" which I think boots through legacy. I just read through all the "Sleep Issues" Thread and also used the search function but none of them fits to the issues I am experiencing. I was thinking about the "darkmode" bootflag or something with DSDT but as I'm absolutely new I'm really unsure what to do and don't want to destroy my actually running system. Thank you very much for your help! P.S. If any other informations are necessary I'm glad to provide them to you.
  9. Hello people from OSx86 I have this computer wich have Windows 8.1 installed on it, and I want to dual boot with OS X Mavericks, here is the specs: Intel Core i5 2400 MB Asus P8H67 8GB RAM 320 HDD 1TB HDD GeForce GTX 460 SC 1GB I've been looking around YouTube, Google and many other places for tutorials for dual booting those operating systems, but all of them say that I must install first the OS X, then Windows on it. But I have a lot of files and settings on my Windows partition, and I don't want to lose them. Is there a way to install OS X on my PC without formatting my Windows?
  10. System is Mojave 1.341. Hardware is GA-Z97-HD3/i3/15 gb DDR3 2133/GTX 660 When I set the correct time in bios it is changed to an incorrect value upon reboot. Time remains correct in Mojave desktop. Both bios and desktop are configured to use 24 hr. time instead of AM/PM. I changed the CMOS battery and it made no difference. No other bios parameters are affected, just the time. Latest bios is installed I believe. In researching this the only hits that turned up had to do with dual boot Mac OS/Windows or dual boot Linux/Windows. This is not a dual boot machine. Any idea as to why this is happening? Thanks
  11. Hi, A couple of months ago I built a hackintosh for a friend. Here are the details: Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-B150M-D3H Processor: Intel - Core i7-6700K Graphics card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 960 I managed to get everything up and running with clover, until he performed some updates a couple of days ago and broke the install somehow. After the update, the bar under the apple logo got stuck at around 90%, verbose log showed: busy timeout[0], (240s), kextd wait(0): "AppleACPICPU" I thought it could be CPU related and wanted to make sure that vt-d was disabled, but somehow I was unable to change it, so I updated the BIOS to f24b and then changed vt-d to disabled. Unfortunately, I do not even get to the bar now, and only get to the following output with -v OsxAptioFix2Drv: Starting overrides for \System\Library\CoreServices\boot.efi Using reloc block: no, hibernate wake: no ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ and after a couple of seconds the computer reboots. I then tried updating clover (using my own hackintosh install), using OsxAptioFixDrv, copying HFSplus.efi from my own machine but nothing helped. Does anybody have an idea what could have gotten wrong? My best guess would be that the bios update changed all settings back to the default values, but I tried changing a lot of them to no avail. This is my bios config: BIOS Bootup NumLock State On Security Option System Full Screen LOGO Show Enabled Fast Boot Disabled Windows 8/10 Features Other OS LAN PXE Boot Option ROM Disabled Storage Boot Option Control UEFI Other PCI devices UEFI Peripherals Initial Display Output PCIe 1 Slot Above 4G Decoding Disabled Ambient LED Off Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT) Disabled OffBoard SATA Controller ConfigurationNo PCIe SATA Controllers / PCIe SSDs are Present Trusted Computing Security Device Support Enable NO Security Device Found Super IO Configuration Serial Port Disabled Parallel Port Enabled Intel® Bios Guard TechnologyIntel Bios Guard Support Disabled Network Stack configuartionNetwork Stack Disabled NVMe ConfigurationNo NVME Device Found USB Configuration Legacy USB Support Enabled XHCI Hand-off Enabled USB Mass Storage Driver Support Enabled Port 60/64 Emulation Enabled SATA And RST Configuration SATA Controller(s) Enabled SATA Mode Selection AHCI Aggressive LPM Support Enabled Chipset VT-d Disabled Internal Graphics Auto Audio Controller Enabled PcH Lan Controller Enabled Wake on LAN Enabled Disabled High Precision Timer Enabled IOAPIC 24-119 Entries Enabled Another guess was that the NVidia web drivers may not be compatible with the update and tried booting with the internal graphics to update them, but it was not successful either. I am fiddling with the BIOS for a very long time now and cannot get it to boot, I am desperate and cannot fix it. Any ideas are very very appreciated. Thank you!
  12. Could someone please give me a 0zmosis. APFS.ffs file. as I've experienced a hard wear fault and lost my files and stuff. and didn't back up as often as I should have Best Regards Baldy
  13. Hello everyone, I've currently got a fresh install of OSX Mavericks on a SATA lll internal drive connected to my PC but i can't get it to boot. Does anyone know of the process that i need to follow? I've tried disabling my windows boot default drive and i can hear it reading the WD drive but for an unknown reason (to me) it doesn't like it. Can anyone help? Many thanks, Danielt My PC: Asus vanguard B85 Motherboard Intel i7-4770k Asus GTX 780 WD 1tb SATA lll (Mavericks) Samsung SATAlll SSD 250GB (Windows) Corsair 16GB RAM
  14. Hello folks, In an old tread all the way back to 2007/2008 many users of this mainboard had problem because of lacking AHCI integration. So the solution to these seemed to be a modded BIOS that was available back then, since this was a very long time ago this file do not excist anymore This is probably a insane question to ask, but do any of you out there have this file ? Probably a higher chance that a meteor strucked the earth OR..... is this problem outdated, maybe there are a much better solution availble? I did buy an oooold computer to run OSX86 on, without checking the mainboard for comp. issues, what a bummer. Hope anyone can help me. Esimacio
  15. Hey guys, new to InsanelyMac, seems like a great community. I recently got a EVGA GTX 780. I do a lot of gaming, which was my primary reason for that choice, but I also do some Adobe work on my OSX install. Understanding the known bugs with this card and 10.8.3, I determined that they would not affect my work that much (really just wanted that CUDA!). So I got it working on OSX, and obviously W7 fine, using the nVidia web drivers. OSX recognized it by name a details in system info and I was getting excited!! Then reality set in...After trying to enable CUDA using terminal commands I found on several sites, I realized even though the computer knew it was a 780, it wasn't truly recognizing it. When I would use GPU Sniffer for enabling CUDA for AE, I wasn't getting the same info as many others. It wasn't giving me the dialogue "Name: GTX 7xx...." but rather something like "Engine: Nvidia GTX 780 OpenGL Engine....". So I was unable to get that working and could not find a real reason or anyone else experiencing the same issue. Then on Windows, thinking it might be a BIOS or GPU firmware incompatibility, I tried installing the latest firmware for the 780. In the prompt for installation, at the "finding devices..." it determined I had no compatible devices....even though I had the latest GPU drivers installed and could max out all my games and tweak the card using the nvidia control panel. Now, my question is...Is this in fact a motherboard/BIOS incompatibility? My current MOBO is the GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 w/ UEFI U1h. They released an updated UEFI, U1l, in march '13, but I can't find any info if that is a GPU/7xx series compatibility update or something. Does anyone have any info on this matter? Really don't want to have to upgrade my MOBO and potentially my CPU if I don't have to. Thanks! P.S. This might also be a clue to the culprit....since upgrading my GPU, the MOBO splash screen hangs for about a minute or so on boot until finally going into the normal selection screen...I can't access BIOS either, if I try, my screen goes black once the spalsh screen moves on.
  16. Every time I try to install clover on my hard drive or change files in the EFI partition, bios hangs after restart- the screen stays on but is all black. Here is the scenario: I am currently running Yosemite beta 6 with clover, no problems. I wanted to install the final Yosemite release on a second hard drive to backup stuff before I migrate my main drive over. I have done this many times before without issue. Now out of the blue, when I install Yosemite on the new drive followed by installing clover, my computer will hang at bios. Here is what I know- The hdd's are good and work fine. I have tried 3 different known working drives with different sata cables and different sata ports on the mobo, and the problem exists across all of them. The drives work fine and have no problem up until I try to install or change files on the EFI partition. I have installed OS X and clover on 2 of these drives in the past with no problems. After installing clover or copying files to the EFI partition, and restart the computer, bios hangs right as it should be looking for sata drives to boot from. I never get to a list of drives and I can't even go into bios settings as my pc just hangs right after the bios logo appears. The only way to get out of this is to physically unplug my hdd from the sata port. Then the computer will boot up like normal, no problems. If I then power down and plug the drive back in, bios hangs again. I found that hooking the drive up to usb after boot allows me to access it. When I plug the drive in with usb, both Windows and OS X see the drive as corrupted and needing to be formatted. If I format the drive, all appears fine and the drive works no problem, up until I mess with the EFI partition at which point bios hangs. Like I said, i currently have a working Yosemite b6 drive that works fine, but I am scared that if I do any changes to the bootloader, it will get screwed up too. Right now I am kind of in limbo and am clueless as to whats going on. My computer has never had issues like this, so I am hoping it isn't a motherboard issue because I don't want to buy new parts at this point. Help would be much appreciated! My specs- gigabyte z77x-up5-th, i7 3770k, 16 gb ram, gtx 670.
  17. Hello Every Body, UPDATED FOR 10.6.8 LATEST VERSION. Need Testers for 10.7 & 10.6.x This is my first Topic, and i hope this can help. I decided to install a vanilla OSX in ASUS P5KPL-AM SE. But i found a lot of problems here Then, The only way to do it, it's to fixe the DSDT, this is my FIXED one for you. Fixes for most problems for Snow Leopard 10.6.* and LION 10.7 not Tested BIOS VERSION 702 Sleep/Wak, SpeedSteep, UHCI/EHCI, SATA/PATA, RTC, and mooooore. Please : Test it and give back, we need confirmations and/or problems to be fixed, ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MAC MODEL : Mac Pro 5.1 OS Version : Latest Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Bootloader : XPC UEFI Bootloader. The only one tested. Kernel Flag's : -v npci=0×2000 PCI DEVICES DETECTED : N10/ICH7 Serial ATA Controller. nVidia GeForce 210 OpenGL Engine -1Gb DDR3- (in my case). Kexts Used : Only 3 Kexts for now Sound not tested yet but it seems works with Ptached AppleHDA and 888/887 Kexts, or Use VoodooHDA, Or an older Patched AppleHDA Only. fakesmc.kext Not Needed but it's preferable RealtekR1000SL.kext in S/L/E VoodooHDA.kext in S/L/E IOATAFamily.kext / patched IOPCIFamily.kext / patched but need one that can works great on 32 bit this work perfect on 64 bit. NullCPUPowerManagement.kext Please Remove AppleTyMCE if you Got Kernel Panic. Sorry for my bad english. -------------------------------------- UPDATED : 11/01/2012 Added Somes SMC devices (ALS0 And SMS0). Added Somes DATA to SATA Device. Sound Fixed and now fully implemented, Works Great with VoodooHDA in S/L/E AND/OR ALC 887/888 Kexts in XPC Extra_Kexts Folder. OnBoard GFX ADDED. NEED to be Tested. P0P1 Changed to PEGP and External GFX Works like a charme Now, in my case (nVidia GeForce 210 OpenGL Engine -1Gb DDR3-). HDAU Device for GFX HDMI Injected and works Great. MCHC Device Injected for (Intel G31/G33/P31/P35 Chipset - Memory Controller Hub) with all Infos RTC Only single RAM Bank (128 bytes). Removed. No More pcixxxx,xxxx Devices in IOReg Dump, All Devices are detected. P0P4 & P0P5 Changed to PEX4 & PEX5 for more Compatibility. Ethernet Device Chanded From GIGE to LAN (it's not a Gigabit One) Fast Ethernet Cottroller. And a lot of Fixes and improvements in this build. -------------------------------------- UPDATED : 24/12/2011 SMBus Device Controller Added like a real Mac. Bug's fixed on USB "UHCI/EHCI". Bug's fixed on ATA/ATAPI & SATA/AHCI fixes end improvements. Some Devices are changed for Mac compatibility, HUB0/LPCB. P0P2 wrong Adresses fixed to P0P1. HDEF now are great and complete, and fixed Store (Package (0x1E) WARNING. it must be 0x14 PCI0 corrected for 10.6.8/10.7. Fixed some Sleep issues. And a lot of Fixes and improvements in this build. -------------------------------------- UPDATED : 27/12/2011 Shutdown Fixed. RTC works Great. DTGP Method added. Some Mistaks Corrected. SpeedSteep Fully working. Sleep/WAK are Fully Fixed. A Lot of USB Problems Fixed. LPC fixed, Dev & Ven ID Injected. All Devices Changed Like a real mac. IDE are fully working without problems. Added some Devices For full compatibility. Fixe the Network and all related things. (Injected and it's a GIGE now) Sound injected by adding HDEF device for ALC662 ALC887/888b (not tested yet). Corrected (Kext Load's now and pin's Detected) Fixed some things in UHCI/EHCI and SATA/PATA (IDE0). (Ven & Dev ID's injected). The Full Working HPET implemented no more needs for hacks. -------------------------------------- NEXT : FIXE ALL BUGS IF WE FOUND IT. RELEASE A BIOS READY TO FLASH. -------------------------------------- NEED's : A Perfect 640 x 480 BMP Apple Splash Image with 300Ko Only. I Have it with 301Ko DIMM / What you think about the best Apple Product that we can use with this mobo? (iMac,Mac Pro OR ...) And what version can we use. (I Use MacPro5,1 & it Works Great) -------------------------------------- Network Added just wait i will be attach it soon here. DONE DSDT_FIXED.zip OSX.bmp 600ko.bmp
  18. I am dual booting windows and OSX Elcapitan 10.11.1 on my build with following a) i5-6600 b ) gigabyte z170x-UD5, with modified f4 bios to disable the IOAPIC c) internal graphics HD530 d) 8gb Crucial ddr4 2133 mhz e) windows (micron 1J1) and OSX (OCZ ARC 100) on 2 separate SSDs Every time I reboot my computer whether windows or OSX there is a new boot option added to my BiOS. When there are too many boot options on the BiOS when I press F12 to boot from my USB it just resets and restarts the computer. I go into the bios and try to change the boot order to boot from USB, I am not allowed to do it. what I tried: a) I disabled the sata port connected to the OSX SSD. Then restarted the computer but my motherboard BIOS does not see the SSD and I cannot reenable the SSD without having to clear the CMOS. b ) The only way to reset this was to remove the OSX boot SSD and boot to BIOS and then shut the computer and reconnect the OSX SSD back. I could not find a solution to this online and am thinking this is related to clover bootloader. While not a terrible inconvenience, any help in solving this will be greatly appreciated. Screen shots of the bios are attached.
  19. 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?
  20. Hi, first of all here are my specs: Acer Aspire 5750G Intel Core i7 2630QM 4GB DDR3 RAM nVidia GeForce GT 540M Optimus Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics 640GB HDD I was mucking around with the BIOS and managed to disable the nVidia card and allocate no VRAM to the Intel HD Graphics hence turning off both graphics cards... So now my laptop does not show any screen, I have tried restoring the BIOS with a USB and FN + ESC but that did not work. As I have been trying to re-install the BIOS I think I may now have a corrupt one. I am now looking at shorting the CMOS Jumper but not sure how and if this will work?! I have found diffrent threads online saying to do this with a screwdriver and others not to use one. I'm wondering what other peoples view is on this, as currently I have no system!!! Thank you
  21. Attackofwow

    How do I flash the bios

    How do i flash a bios to a different rev? Im quite a noobie at flashing the bios The reason is because I need to change the bios to AHCI but I Cant because the option is not there. So I want to flash the bios to a diffrent rev so I can make hackintosh run.
  22. Hi everybody. I'm trying to run MacOS High Sierra on tis configuration: i5-6600 ASRock h170 Fatal1ty Performance RX 480 8gb The problem is that I'm not familiar with ASRock motherboards and their BIOS. Can anyone help me setting it up? Thanks to everyone who will help.
  23. LucasBTeles

    Confusão na instalação

    Olá povo bonito, venho aqui porque ando lendo muito na internet sobre hackintosh e eticéteras. Em grande parte de tutoriais na internet diz para antes da instalação ir na bios e mudar as configs para iniciar o computador pelo cd ou usb. Até aí tudo bem. O grande problema é que também diz que é necessario configurar a bios para trocar o modo do hd de ide para ahci ou de ahci para ide, uns dizem uma coisa outros outra. Na minha bios simplesmente NÃO TINHA essas opções de IDE, AHCI e etc. Atualizei a bios e NADA. Mas e aí? Vai funcionar sem trocar essas opções? Vai dar problema na inicialização? Tá tudo de boa e não precisa mexer em nada? O que eu faço?
  24. Hi ! I am trying to install El Capitan on my MSI GE72 2QF Apache Pro laptop, I can boot to the installer by using nv_disable=1 and I managed to install the system correctly. After that I tried to enable support for the Intel HD 5600 but failed to do so. The main reason is that the bios does not allow setting the DVMT pre-allocated memory, I searched for a hacked bios but couldn't find one, I tried myself but failed to flash my modified bios so I pathed AppleIntelBDWGraphicsFramebuffer, but it does not boot if I try to enable the intel graphics. I am probably doing something wrong but I don't know what, I hope you will. Thanks !
  25. Hi Guys, I'm trying to install El Capitan on the following system: Processor: Intel Core i7 2600 Motherboard: Asus P8H77-M Storage: 120GB Samsung 840 Evo SSD / 500GB Seagate 7200RPM HDD Wireless: Asus PCE-AC66 PCI-E Wireless Card Graphics: Asus GTX 660 Ti DCII OC Edition I've managed to get graphics working okay previously, as well as WiFi, to some extent. My main problem is with the motherboard - I couldn't get USB 3 to work, or sleep, or speedstep, all features that I was under the impression DSDT patches and/or BIOS patches (both things I'm happy with doing if someone could help a little... please!) I'm not keen on using a patch that disables power management entirely, I'd rather use one that adds support, if that's possible. I only use Windows for the odd game when I'm not working, so transitioning to Mac OS X, with some degree of stability, is what I'm looking to do. Thank you in advance