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  1. Hi guys, I am creating this topic to discuss an idea I had about a way to force the Mac OS installer to not install using apfs. So we know that apfs does not runs well on drives not made by apple because it's designed to run on apple firmware, so error correcting features will not work and this will cause data corruption and data lose over the long period of time, so some people will like more to not use apfs and avoid all that problems, but apple has integrated an ssd detection mechanism that will force to upgrade to apfs if an ssd is detected, so my idea is to create a kext that is loaded before the system initializes sata devices and then forces the system to detect all sata and nvme devices as hard drives, I think that is possible, but I do not know iokit so much well to do it, so I am creating this thread, to ask if it's possible to create something like that using io kit and other system libraries to create a kext the could work with clover kext injection and force the system to see all the ssd as hard drives, and also other idea for the kext is that it will enable itself to run only when you are booting into a Mac OS installer, maybe that could be also done using a clover kext to patch string directly on the sata family kext, so what do you think about my idea? is there someone that could help me to create the kext or a clover patch? Thank you for checking out my thread, I hope that we will find a solution soon PS: I know that there re things like scripts and commands to install without apfs, but my aim is to create a method that lets the users to tone perform any special task inside the Mac OS installer
  2. 2 weeks ago, I wanted to install Snow Leopard on an unsupported mac (not enough RAM). I totally know how to patch the installation script for that, but I'm a lazy guy and I was already bored just about thinking of it. So I started to fiddle with terminal with an idea in mind, then I found a way to force the installation without a single patch, the installation DVD/USB key/DMG/partition/whatever stays 100% untouched. - Just let the installer boot as usual, once the interface pops, it will quickly say that OSX can't be installed on this mac. - Just click OK, you're back to the interface - Launch terminal - Type : /System/Library/CoreServices/Installer.app/Contents/MacOS/Installer - The installation tool is launching and a window is asking you what to Open - Select /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.pkg (notice it's the pkg, not the mpkg one) - The installation starts, but the mpkg file that contains the check scripts has been bypassed I tested this on Snow Leopard but considering the installation architecture has not changed much considering that, it should work as good on all others OSX including latest. I did many things at once so I don't quite remember if that method went to its end, and if the volume was made bootable properly, because the mpkg we bypass may also contain the blessing scripts and other necessary stuff executed on the end. If that's the case, this stuff might still not be mandatory in certain cases, and power users still have terminal to do it manually. Please test and report, or just enjoy
  3. I have only JUST managed to get OSX86 installed on my laptop, and that was by installing Tiger. However, after all this, there is one last problem. The resolution... It is stuck at 1024x768 and wont let me make it larger OR smaller for that matter. My computer screens resolution SHOULD be at 1280x800. It also says this so im unsure what i should be doing >.< ive googled around for a kext but nothings coming up :'( I also tried to edit the com.apple.boot.plist but thats dont nothing also What SHOULD i do XD
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