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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. In addition to this, this app provvides also to you some customization features and a better management of the hall macOS isntall media creation process 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, and you can use TINU to install macOS too. - All vanilla, the macOS install medias created with this tool are 100% vanilla, just like you created them using the command line "createinstallmedia" method in the terminal, with also some extra optiona features - 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 - 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) - Clover EFI folder installer Features that are planned for some future versions: - Integrated EFI partition mounter tool (TINU can already mount EFI partitions from version 2.0, but a dedicated section which allows to mount every EFI partition in the system will be added) - 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 device 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 Latest stable TINU release: Download the app: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/releases View the source code: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU 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 by appleitself, causing this problem for hackintosh users some times, 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 present TINU in the adavnced settings, starting from the version 2.0 of the app. I leave also some screenshots as well
  2. macOS-Mojave-XPS13-9350 Hello, this is a simple guide to get OS X 10.14 working on any XPS 13 9350 model This guide uses files from (@syscl) (albeit edited) and full credit to him for the Deploy.sh and DSDT patches. However, his Clover folder is unbootable with Mojave and thus has been redone. However, his Deploy is still retained but edited to remove some DSDT patches that break things on Mojave I did my best to keep the guide simple and for the most part it is, it's inteded for the 6200U non iris but should work with others. (credit @syscl) Issues Wake up via lid is hit or miss (sometimes needs key press) SD Card slot Restarts don't work (endless black screen while turning off but still on) Usage Notes USB Devices eject upon sleep (USB Patches via Deploy were major issue) Changing board number via Clover Config doesn't work always unless serial is changed (No idea..) Audio is controlled via VoodooHDA however prefpane is not nessacary. Never tested USB C anything. Charging should be fine however I'm not sure about others, don't personally use it) What Works Everything else! Setup Notes The new AFPS file system must be used, there is no way to avoid it. Has no noticeable adverse effects except slower boot time It is difficult to repartition AFPS drives and resize them, recommend clean install or you could have one partition smaller than your hard drive that can't be increased unless reformatted Although Volumes will be converted, keep drive as GUID BIOS Settings Set all SATA operation as AHCI Disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot For Coil Whine improvement disable C-States Enable UEFI Booting (Disable Legacy if easily confused) Recommended: Clean Install (Preinstall steps) Download latest Mojave version from Mac App store (Register AppleID as developer, enroll your mac, download the preview from the link onsite or google for detailed instructions. Make Bootable media (google how or download app to do it, it's just a terminal command) Download the Latest Clover revision (currently using r4568) and install it to your USB as UEFI and ESP (no need for drivers) Copy The contents of this Github repository into your EFI folder on the USB (Mount the EFI Partition via clover config, efi mounter, etc.) (No Boot Folder in EFI) If you have the same XPS Model as me you can use stock ACPI patched files (6200u, hd 520, 3200x1800,) if not delete contents of both folders (origin, patched) and will fix later via @syscls modified deploy) Installing Mojave (Clean Install) Boot PC off the USB, select your Installer as your Boot drive from clover menu config is currently set to FAKESERIAL and -v. I believe (@syscl's) deploy generates serial # information Once installer is loaded, go to disk utility and format as a GUID Partition Table with whatever partitions you want (Don't format whole drive to afps make sure it's GUID) Run the Mojave installer to the drive wait for it to finish, then turn off) From Clover, select the name of the Mojave Partition (not preboot, recovery, etc.) and not your USB stick either From here the installation will continue. DO NOT CLICK ON MOUSE OR KEYBOARD (crashes installer shortly after at least for me) Post Install (Clean Install) Reboot off your USB once again, load up your Mojave drive. First Boot will take long, if your using my ACPI files (from @sysl's deploy, edited) and have same model you should have everything out of box (except wifi) Regardless, run through the installer and set it all up. (without acpi) At this point screen should be fine, mouse, keyboard, no wifi should be present or bluetooth. No brightness control as well. go to terminal to mount EFI or via clover Config, EFI Mounter, etc, of both USB and the internal disk Copy and REPLACE the EFI folder from the USB into your hard drive. Unplug your USB and reboot and you should be able to boot without the USB now Turn off PC, boot into clover. Don't select a drive and press F4 and Fn+F4 a few times, wait a few seconds, then boot back to the drive Plug back in the USB, mount it's EFI, and run the modified Deploy Script on your Hard Drive EFI partition After deploy is finished, there will be VoodooI2C error as I deleted it from Kexts, for me it breaks Trackpad and Keyboard. For now will be using VoodooPS2. After Modded Deploy You should have no Internet at this point, the following next steps should resolve that. However, your Brightness, lidsleep, USB, bluetooth should be working Using your favourite Kext Installer (Put it on a USB or something to get it on the PC), install (credit @Rehabman's) FAKEPCIID and FAKEPCIID_Broadcomm texts that are included in the ManualKexts Folder Then run "Sudo kextcache -i /" from terminal, reboot, then run it again. By this point your wifi should be fixed, and everything should be done Post Install Notes Your welcome to transfer whatever other kexts you want to S/L/E, personally I leave them in the CLOVER Folder injected. Doing upgrade via mac app store is similar, just partitioning hard drive is harder. Apart from that same process essentially, not recommended Credits Credit Hackintosher.com for basic patches (although @syscl) covered some Credit to @syscl (clearly...) Credit to @Rehabman Credit to @syscl Kexts, and his contributers. ex. Lidwake.kext (although not fully compatible) Support Your welcome to open any issues on this thread, I personally have little DSDT knowledge so I will do my best to help! Thanks for Reading! - This is a clone from my GitHub, the link to the repository is below with all files https://github.com/tlefko/macOS-Mojave-XPS13-9350 - I would really like to hear everyone's experience trying this guide so please let me know in the comments how it worked for you, if you plan to try it, etc.
  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 per buoni motivi è bandita su questo sito, il punto del metterlo nel nome sta nel sottolineare che la mia app è totalmente diversa) 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, l' applicazione, rispatto al metodo da terminale, aggiunge però funzioni utili come il controllo ed il riconoscimento di errori nel processo, 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, ed anche altre opzioni personalizzabili o disattivabili come l'applicare un icona alla chiavetta di instalalzione. 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 varie directory nel sistema e non solo quelle che stanno nella cartella delle 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 non contiene tutto quello che serve per permettere a createinstallmedia di funzionare) Tra l;e altre cose quest'app è l'unica app di questo genere sviluppata e che continua ad essere sviluppata in Italia ed è anche l'unica completamente open source. Trovate qui alcuni link utili: - Scarica l'app: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/releases - Codice sorgente dell'app: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU - FAQs (Domande fatte di frequente, 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=Ug1yBZybpD4 - Piccola guida su come usare TINU per creare cheiavette per Mac "originali": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZOZOUt2ErM Pianifico molte altre nuove funzioni per future versioni dell'app (vedi il thread in inglese per saperne di più) 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. Hello everyone, it sure has been a while since I last posted here. I'm trying to upgrade my Hackintosh to High Sierra, and right now it's running Sierra which I installed last year. My hardware is a Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mobo with Intel Core i5-2500K. Unfortunately, I can't even run the installer. I have an installer USB stick with Clover 4558 on it, and whenever I try to run the installer from it, I get a KP after an extremely long boot process. There are so many panic messages that flash by so fast, but I think I got everything relevant in these pics.
  5. Dr. Hurt

    iKext (kext installer)

    Version 2.0


    A fast, simple kernel extension (kext) installer that I created for personal use and thought I'd share with you folks here. It's strictly compliant with Apple's guidelines for installing extensions, meaning that it does not force-recreate caches like other kext installer utilities (which gave me some strange issues, and is the reason behind creating this tool). Provided as-is without warranty of any kind. Tested and working perfectly on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  6. Hi I am try to install High Sierra, as per ##### I have have successfully booted from the install usb drive and have booted into "Install macOS High Sierra". I had to add a boot flag (-no_compat_check) to the clover bootloader in order for the usb stick to boot properly. Also, at first I couldn't see the SSD drive in disk utility, but I fixed that by asking disk utility to show all drives. Onto the current problem. I am having major issues trying to install High Sierra to a NVMe SSD. When I run "Install macOS High "Sierra" I get the following error: "The version of macOS installed on this mac is newer than the version you are trying to install. When a new update is available, you can install it from the Updates plane in the Mac App Store. If you want to reinstall macOS, please use macOS recovery." Also, It doesn't matter if the startup volume is formatted as APFS or HFS+. If I format the drive using GPARTED on linux, the installer just says the startup volume doesn't have journaling enable. If I then run disk utility and enable journaling on the startup volume, then go back to the installer, I get the aforementioned error msg. I have the following specs: i9-7900. Asus Prime X299 Deluxe. ADATA 512GB NVMe SSD. How do I fix this issue?
  7. Disk Warrior shot up a hardware error ("5, 1502" whatever that means) with my boot drive yesterday and now I'm wondering, in the process of replacing this drive (because hardware failure will be complete failure with hard drives), if there's a way to create a bootable installer thumb drive with NVIDIA's WebDrivers so I can actually see a screen. Also, I'm hoping that after a clean installation I can use my Time Machine backups to get my system back to where it was? TIA for your patience.
  8. I'm trying to install Yosemite on my HP XW6600 Workstation. Specs: CPU: Dual Intel Xeon E5410 @ 2.3GHz RAM: 16GB GPU: GTX 950 1GB When trying to get to the installer I got a kernel panic saying "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI"\" but I managed to bypass that by booting with "-f -v -x acpi=off" and now I get another KP saying "pmap_steal_memory" and I have no idea what's the cause of this.
  9. Hello! I'm new to the conecpt of Hackintosh and trying to perform my first installation on my HP EliteBook Revolve 810. I'm running in to problems right at the beginning of booting the installation. My touchscreen laptop has the following specification: CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3437U @ 1.9 GHz RAM: 8 GB 1600 MHz SODIMM HDD: 256 GB SSD m-SATA GPU: Integrated Intel HD4000 I have used the following guide http://www.tonymacx8...l-based-pc.html ([url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] & [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]). I have also tried different boot flags such as, -x GraphicsEnabler=No, -x GraphicsEnabler=Yes, PCIRootUID=0, PCIRootUID=1 etc and nothing seems to work... I have also used the verbose boot mode to see what is going wrong. I attatch to images which are the last two I managed to take before the screen went black. What is the error for SMC meaning? /Philip
  10. 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
  11. Acer Aspire M5-583P-XXXX using Clover This guide will remain a work in progress as long as updates are pushed out and kinks are ironed out. If you have the same laptop, feel free to share your input if something could be improved on. I will update this guide as best as I can for future updates, fixes, etc. Working: • Graphics - Intel HD 4400 via DSDT patch, FakePCIID method, and Clover injection • Touchscreen • Display Brightness - via RehabMan's SSDT patch and ACPIBacklight method • Built-in Camera • Airport • Sound - HDMI Audio, headphone, microphone, and function keys (vol +/vol -) are functional • HDMI port • Trackpad • Sleep/Wake up • Battery • All USB ports including the USB3 port in the back Let's get started! Things you will need before getting started include: • 8GB+ USB flash drive For the main installation of Clover and Yosemite • * Atheros AR5B95 WiFi card (no built-in bluetooth) The installed Intel WiFi + Bluetooth card will NOT work on OS X • A working installation of OS X (be it an actual Mac or Hackintosh) To set up all necessary files * I chose to install the Atheros AR5B95 WiFi card because I had a spare laptop that was not being used. I swapped the cards out based off of convenience. You can choose any Yosemite compatible WiFi card from this guide here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/network/104850-guide-airport-pcie-half-mini-v2.html If you choose my route and you go with the Atheros AR5B95, the process of installing is as easy as plug n’ play. There’s no unlocking the BIOS or any of that. If you choose to go another route and choose a different WiFi card, please post your results and directions here. I will try to make this the one stop solution for this laptop. Preparing the OS X Yosemite USB Installer 1. You will need to download the Yosemite image from the App Store For this installation, we will be using the 10.10.4 version of Yosemite. 2. Once the Yosemite image has downloaded, it will appear in your Applications folder. Verify to make sure it’s there and the size (5.68 GB) is correct. 3. Launch Disk Utility and select your flash drive (make sure you’re selecting the overall drive, not a selected partition). • Go to the Partition tab • In the ‘Partition Layout:’ section, click ‘Current’ and select 2 Partitions • Still in the ‘Partition Layout’ section, select partition ‘UNTITLED 1’ • Moving to the right side, in the ‘Partition Information’ section, type CLOVER for the name • For the format, leave as MS-DOS (FAT) • For the size, enter 0.3 • Click the ‘Options…’ button and select GUID Partition Table • In the ‘Partition Layout:’ section, now select the ‘UNTITLED 2’ partition • Back to the right side, in the ‘Partition Information’ section, type YOSEMITE for the name • For the format, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) • For the size, leave as is (values will be different here because of different flash drive sizes) • Click the ‘Options…’ button and select GUID Partition Table • Click the ‘Apply’ button to begin formatting You will see the process begin and your newly formatted partitions will be mounted automatically. • You can now close Disk Utility 4. Now it's time to download and run my OS X USB FD Configurator application. Download my OS X USB FD Configurator application here: https://github.com/delioroman/OS-X-Yosemite-on-Acer-Aspire-M5-583P-XXXX-using-Clover Screenshots: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT: In order for OS X USB FD Configurator to work properly, it must be placed in your user directory (~). An easy way to locate this folder is to: • Select Finder in the Dock • On the top menu bar click ‘Go’ • Then click ‘Go to Folder…’ Type in: ~ • Press Enter You will see a new window pop up with folders such as ‘Documents’, ‘Downloads’, and ‘Music’. You’re in the right folder. Extract the .zip file to that location alongside all of those folders. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I created OS X USB FD Configurator to automate the process for you. It will: • Configure the Clover EFI boot loader onto the CLOVER partition All patched files will be automatically installed onto the partition as well. • Install the ‘Install OS X Yosemite’ image onto the YOSEMITE partition. Follow the directions given to you by OS X USB FD Configurator. After my application is done, you will have a ready to be booted OS X Yosemite Installer. I wrote this application specifically for the Acer Aspire M5-583P-XXXX. Don’t use this for any other laptop, it may not boot properly. Installing OS X Yosemite Now it’s time to begin the installation process! Now that our USB drive is ready to be booted, we have to set some things up in the BIOS. 1. Boot the laptop and tap F2 until you are presented with the BIOS screen. • In the ‘Main’ tab, make sure ‘F12 Boot Menu’ is Enabled and ‘SATA Mode’ is set to AHCI Mode. • In the ‘Boot’ tab, make sure ‘Secure Boot:’ is set to Disabled. This will allow Clover to launch successfully. • Now, go to the ‘Exit’ tab and select Exit Saving Changes. The laptop will now reboot. 2. When the laptop reboots, be sure to tap on the F12 button until you’re presented with the ‘Boot Manager’ screen. Select the flash drive in which you've created. 3. When you select the USB drive, you will be presented with Clover. Select the partition ‘YOSEMITE’ and press Enter to begin the boot process! Be patient during the boot process. It may seem like it got stuck, but don’t worry, you will soon be presented with the OS X installer screen. When you are greeted with the Welcome screen of OS X, be sure to select your preferred language to use during the installation process. By the way, your touchscreen should be working! Give it a test run. 4. Now you’ll be presented with the OS X logo stating “To set up installation of OS X, click Continue” We’re not going to click Continue just yet. Go to ‘Utilities’ at the top and select Disk Utility. 5. Select your laptops internal hard drive (NOT the usb drive). • Select the Partition tab. • Make sure 1 Partition is selected • Name your drive whatever you wish (ex: Macintosh HD is the default name for all Mac primary partitions). • Make sure the Format is set to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) • Click the ‘Options…’ button and select GUID Partition Table and click ‘OK’. • Click the ‘Apply’ button to begin the format process. • Once formatting is complete, you can now close Disk Utility. 6. Now, we can press the ‘Continue’ button. From here to the end of installation it should be self explanatory for you. Follow the directions and be sure to select your newly formatted hard drive as your installation destination. Installation will take a while so go ahead and grab a bite to eat! Booting Yosemite for the very first time 1. Once installation is complete you will be prompted to restart your computer. Restart and tap the F12 button upon reboot. Select the USB flash drive and you will be prompted with Clover, once again. This time, you will see a new addition which is your new installation of Yosemite. Select that drive and press enter. You will now boot Yosemite from your hard drive for the first time! 2. Once your OS X has fully booted, follow the remaining directions to set up your new ‘Mac’. After you have finished, you will then be presented with the Yosemite desktop. I’m sure you’re pretty excited at this point. We only have a couple more things to do to finalize our installation. Post Installation 1. Now it's time to format our EFI partition. Go to: Applications/Utilities/Terminal (a Spotlight search will work too) Type in: diskutil This will list ALL drives and partitions recognized by OS X. In here we will be looking for our ‘EFI’ partition. It will be located under the ‘IDENTIFIER’ section. Be absolutely sure you select the correct partition. * For example, let's say EFI was disk0s2 Now copy/paste or type in the following in Terminal: sudo newfs_msdos -v EFI -F 32 /dev/rdisk0s2 Press Enter and wait till Terminal completes. 2. It's now time to run my OS X Post Installation Configurator package to finalize the installation. Download my OS X Post Installation Configurator package here: https://github.com/delioroman/OS-X-Yosemite-on-Acer-Aspire-M5-583P-XXXX-using-Clover My package installer installs the following: • patched EFI folder • Clover Configurator • Kext Utility My post installer will install ALL necessary files to get Graphics, Network, Sound, etc, working. DSDT and SSDT patches will also be installed as well. Reconfiguring the BIOS The very last step is to set the BIOS back up. I don't believe this step is absolutely necessary. I did it just for piece of mind. If your laptop boots the main HD with Clover, with no problems, then you're good to go. If you still wish to continue, you're more than welcome. In this step we will point BIOS to the BOOTX64.efi file. This will add Clover as a trusted executable. Reboot the laptop and tap F2 Go to the 'Security' tab Select 'Set Supervisor Password' and set a password you will not forget. Keep it simple. A 4-digit password will be more than enough. Now select 'Select a UEFI file as trusted for executing' and press Enter Navigate to the BOOTX64.efi file in the EFI partition Go to the 'Exit' tab and select Exit Saving Changes Congrats! You are done!
  12. This is a brief guide on how to create a vanilla El Capitan (also same process for Sierra) OS X Installer USB with an updated prelinked kernel containing FakeSMC. It is tailored for those users who want to understand the “nuts and bolts” of how to create an installer and also to help brush up on their terminal skills (rather than have one made for them with the numerous automated “tools” available or even Apple’s createinstallmedia) : Specifically, it is also a “Proof of Concept” which shows that installation is possible without even having to rely on boot loader kext injection. Prerequisites Existing Yosemite installation (or Mavericks - see post#4 for steps 7,8) “Install OS X El Capitan.app" downloaded to the Applications folder Pacifist FakeSMC.kext - Slice or Kozlek branch Bootloader - Clover or Chameleon 8GB or larger USB drive (16GB recommended), formatted HFS+ (MBR or GUID) named “Installer” Procedure 1. Boot into Yosemite with the kext-dev-mode=1 boot flag 2. Open OS X terminal and type the following lines, followed by <Enter> after each line. The image restore and file copying may take a while to complete, and at the end of the process, the Installer volume is renamed to “OS X Base System".... sudo -s hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg asr restore -source /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/Installer -erase -format HFS+ -noprompt -noverify rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages cp -av /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation cp -av /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System diskutil unmount /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD exit 3. Right click on the “OS X Base System” Volume and click “Get Info” 4. Click on the lock icon and untick “Ignore ownership on this volume” 5. Extract/Copy the El Capitan Kernels folder into /System/Library/ of the USB with Pacifist. NB It is found in the "Essentials.pkg" in /System/Installation/Packages 6. Delete or Rename the original /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel —> OG.prelinkedkernel 7. Copy FakeSMC.kext and other necessary kexts (e.g. VoodooPS2Controller.kext for laptops) into the /Library/Extensions folder of the installer USB using Finder. 8. Back in terminal, type the following lines, followed by <Enter> after each line to rebuild the prelinkedkernel….. sudo -s chmod -R 755 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/Library/Extensions chown -R 0:0 /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/Library/Extensions touch /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Library/Extensions kextcache -u /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System exit Any errors should be noted but the output below is normal e.g. 9. Install your Bootloader targeting the OS X Base System volume 10. Boot your system with the USB without injected kexts into the OS X Installer GUI.... Post Install The original prelinked kernel in a fresh install of El Capitan will also lack FakeSMC ie it will only be linked to Apple signed kexts. In order to boot into El Capitan the first time around without boot loader kext injection, the PLK needs to be rebuilt for the El Capitan volume like we did for the installer: 1. Boot into Yosemite with the kext-dev-mode=1 boot flag 2. Delete or Rename the original /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel for the El Capitan volume —> OG.prelinkedkernel 3. Copy FakeSMC.kext and other necessary kexts (e.g. VoodooPS2Controller.kext for laptops) into the /Library/Extensions folder of El Capitan using Finder 4. Back in terminal, type the following lines, followed by <Enter> after each line to rebuild the prelinkedkernel. In this example, the El Capitan volume is named "El_Capitan" - change if you have named it something else... sudo -s chmod -R 755 /Volumes/El_Capitan/Library/Extensions chown -R 0:0 /Volumes/El_Capitan/Library/Extensions touch /Volumes/El_Capitan/System/Library/Extensions kextcache -u /Volumes/El_Capitan exit 5. Install your Bootloader targeting the El Capitan volume. This step is only necessary if you are installing El Capitan on a new drive without existing boot loader (not required if installing on a disk with existing boot loader beside Yosemite). 6. Reboot your system without injected kexts into El Capitan! Other links The All-In-One Guide to Vanilla OS X for beginners Updates for Sierra and High Sierra Custom Prelinkedkernel Generator Tool I have made a custom prelinkedkernel generator "PLK.tool" for Sierra + El Capitan. Instructions: 1. Download and extract the attached BaseSystem_PLK.tool.zip into your ~/Downloads folder. 2. Copy any extra kexts necessary for booting your hack to ~/Downloads/BaseSystem/ExtraKexts (e.g. FakeSMC, VoodooPS2Controller), making sure SIP is disabled. 3. Copy BaseSystem.dmg to ~/Downloads/BaseSystem 4. Open terminal and run the following commands... cd ~/Downloads/BaseSystem chmod +x PLK.tool ./PLK.tool ---> supply your admin password ---> will place your new custom prelinkedkernel on the desktop. macOS High Sierra bypass Firmware and MBR checks in post#13. BaseSystem_PLK.tool_ElCap.zip BaseSystem_PLK.tool_Sierra.zip BaseSystem_PLK.tool_Mojave.zip
  13. I seem to have a problem with my Mountain Lion install. Everything works fine, and what doesn't is usually fixed by now. Except for this. I've been trying to update OS X to 10.8.3 (or 10.8.4) but it just won't get past the hard drive selection screen. Why? It seems to have an error "evaluating JavaScript in the package". I've searched for a solution. People suggested to delete ServerVersion.plist but I don't have that in my install at all. Some suggested to go into Safe Mode - nope. People thought that others with the same problem had a corrupt download - nope, Pacifist seems to load it just fine. Can someone help? (It seems to be a software issue. I'm using OS X 10.8)
  14. Hello Community, I am encountering a strange problem. I want to do a clean vanilla install of 10.7 Lion, but the installer quits on me after kext load. As soon as the kext load is done I see a flicker of the Apple boot screen and then the system restarts. Seems like some missing kernel, but I suppose I'm wrong. I tried distros and I made my own boot drive. No difference. The weird thing is, a couple of weeks ago, I did the same without any problems. I tried to upgrade to 10.8, but the graphics don't seem to like me there. So I opted for a clean new install of 10.7 The 10.8 installer loads up fine, the 10.7 Installer doesn't. I had a Bios update then, reverted back to the old one, but it didn't work either. Any input is very well appreciated. Thanks!
  15. Hello all, This is not my first hackintosh build, but I've never seen this error before. I'm installing Mavericks onto a Lenovo Y510P laptop. Thank You,
  16. I, like many users with notebook hackintoshes have many custom patched kexts and even a few scripts that we need to run to get our system working that aren't present in the main post-install utilities because they're custom and can't be. Which program(s) are used to make this kind of a macpoison-like program?
  17. Hello Insanely Community! I read the rules and come back... as I told you! Hope you will understand my english and my problems… I’m french ! I’m actually running with Mavericks 10.9.5, installed with other tools than Clover… I can’t say anymore about them !! I’m still trying to install El Capitan with the original and only one Clover, with the legacy way. My mother card doesn’t support the UEFI (my configuration, pretty old is at the end of this message) I made my USB key « INSTALLER » following this tutorial : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/307003-clover-os-x-el-capitan-usb/ Everything work nice… I have my « INSTALLER » USB KEY » and my « APP » folder on my desktop, as you can see on the attached image. And now? what should I do? my questions are : 1- when do I have to run the clover configurator? and how? don’t understand how to use it… 2 - what about the kexts? my DSDT.aml? do I have to copy them somewhere? 3 - how do I create my config.plist? which one do I have to replace? 4 - is my hardware too old? 5 - which version of « Clover OS X El Capitan » should I use to create my USB Installer? V5 or V7? I used the V5… 6 - The V7 has an option : HSFPLUS.efi. Do I have have to use it or not? see images attached 7 - what do I do with all the other application in the APP folder? see images attached 8 - do I have to tick only the "app" option in the installer clover OS x El Capitan? personnaly I would have tick some other option... but i preferred to follow the tutorial seriously... see images attached I had to download the Clover Configurator for 10.9.5… the one in the APP folder works only with 10.10. Can anyone tell me the steps I have to follow to finish my EL CAPITAN instal? I read that clover was a « smart » software which will detect my hardware and create the config.plist alone… is tha right? what do I have to do for that? At this moment i’m totally blocked, and waiting for advices from your community before doing something wrong. Hope you will take the time to read my message and gave me some answers to my questions. Thanks, Marco my configuration : Gigabyte GA-P61-USB3-B3 - BIOS F11 - no UEFI MOTHER CARD Intel I5 2500 SKT 1155 - QUAD - 3,3/3,7 GHZ - Graphic HD 3000 Box Nvidia geforce GT 740 MSI 2 Go DDR3 500Go seagate 16Mo SSD OCZ 120 Go RAM 2x4Go ddr3 1333 dual channel
  18. Hello everyone! I am trying to install El Capitan 10.11.4 on my laptop Asus X751LX using Clover. I managed to succesfully reach the install with no problems, but when I go to Disk Utility in order to prepare my HD, it simply isn't on the list. The only drive it sees is the usb I'm using as installer. Here are my PCI devices: And this is what I see when I do "diskutil list" in terminal I attach my EFI folder with config.plist inside and other stuff. Any Ideas? EFI.zip
  19. Hello everybody, I have a Toshiba Satellite C660 with this hardware: - CPU Intel i5 2410M - Chipset: HM65 - NVIDIA GeForce 315M I've tried to install OS X 10.11 with no luck. I've prepared everything following the guide and using Clover Legacy as bootloader. Whenever I try to boot from USB with "-v" it hangs with an underscore for a while after I select the USB to boot from. After about 1 minute it starts loading stuff but it won't go after that. It keeps displaying something new occasionally but after 10 minutes it hangs on "Waiting for DSMOS...". It seems something related with FakeSMC.kext but it's already on "EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other". I don't know what to do. I hope someone will be wanting to help me
  20. Hi there! So I got a OSX install USB. I boot from it, Clover shows. In there are options to boot from Windows or the install usb. I boot from the install usb. After a minute or two of the apple logo with the spinning circle I come back to clover. I try the install USB again, it comes back to clover again. What should I try? By the way I'm following this guide: http://cloverboot.weebly.com/install-osx.html And where it shows the apple logo screen, it comes back to the clover screen after a minute or so. Thank you so much!! Intel i7 4790 Gigabyte Z97X-SLI MSI Nvidia 960 4GB 8GB Corsair RAM Windows 10
  21. Obviously, I know it has something to do with CPU power management or FakeSMC not initiating for some reason, but I've tried: Replacing FakeSMC with a new fresh one from RehabMan's repo booting with almost every flag i can think of trying to use a clean install from the terminal and with clover Using Pandora's Box to create the installer My specs are: Intel Core i3 - 4360 NVIDIA Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 OC Edition (OC'd a bit) powering 2 monitors, 1 HDMI and 1 DVI. GA-Z97M-DS3H My machine is currently running 10.11.5 on El Capitan, and I've ran Yosemite on it before, so obviously it is capable, but I'm pretty confused at to why my machine won't boot the installer. The only issues I've ever run into were having to set up CodecCommander for my current Install using Clover. I'm booting UEFI btw. If anyone could help me out I'd really appreciate it. I can provide anything you need such as IOReg, etc.
  22. Mountain Lion USB Installer Creator Creates a USB installer for OS X Mountain Lion. Must be run as root. User is required to supply the path to InstallESD.dmg or have Install OS X Mountain Lion.app sitting in /Applications. Default kernel is vanilla, use '-c amd' to install AnV RC4 amd_kernel as mach_kernel. You can modify the kit or use '-k <path>' to customize the installer: - Chameleon can be updated by replacing the files in Chameleon/i386. - /Extra is copied over from Chameleon/Extra, so files added or changed there will be copied to the new system for you. - Extensions get copied to /System/Library/Extensions from the Extensions folder. - Launch daemons are installed from LaunchDaemons to /Library/LaunchDaemons. - Custom actions can be executed at the end of the installation by modifying the bash script postinstall.sh. The script is sourced by bless, so the environment includes the log function and various useful variables. See the script for more information. - If you use the option to install an AMD kernel, you can replace amd_kernel in the kit and it will get installed as mach_kernel on the installer and the installed system. That way you can use some other legacy kernel instead of the stock default. - usr gets copied to /usr on the installer, but not the installed system. This can still be useful if you want to use a utility in Terminal that isn't available on the installer by default. - The whole kit gets copied to /opt/kit on the installer. Again, probably only useful to advanced users. The '-y' option is great when you don't want to sit around watching for any prompts that might pop up (also for scripts) The '-v' option gives lots of nice progress reporting while copying files, for those that get paranoid when a utility sits with no output for a while. Give your USB volume a fancy custom label with the '-l' option. Ozlog is some ridiculous display of jumping through hoops to monitor the bless hijack on the installer, and probably doesn't deserve to be included with this utility. It may be useful to someone, but consider these options seriously advanced. It should be harmless, but is generally useless. If you want to use it, run `netcat -l 1234' on the host specified by '-a' to see the log. It is only used when bless is called, at the very end of the install process. Check out the log function at the top of usr/sbin/bless for an example of how to use the installer side. So, why would you want to monitor bless? Bless is what screws up some other installer utilities and causes them to say "Installation Failed" at the end, even though the system is still installed successfully. If you look in the kit at usr/sbin/, you'll see that there is a bash script there called bless. This script is the bless hijack, and it tricks the installer into succeeding! It also installs Chameleon, /Extra, ensures the amd_kernel replaces mach_kernel, copies over kexts, etc. This script replaces the stock bless and therefore gets called at the end of the installation. If you had something special you wanted your installer to do, you could put it in kit/ and modify bless to call your script or whatever else you can imagine would be neat. Bonus tip: You can use the following command to create a blank dmg. hdiutil create -size 5g -format UDWR -attach installer.dmg The output will list a device (like /dev/disk1) that you can use as the argument to this utility. Then you'll have a .dmg you can keep, and restore to a USB drive whenever you need it, instead of having to rebuild it with this program. hack:~ oz$ sudo ./mlusbcreator Usage: mlusbcreator [-h] mlusbcreator [-vy] [-k KIT] [-e ESD] [-l LABEL] [-c amd|intel] [-o -a ADDRESS [-p PORT]] target Options: -h, --help show this help message and exit -v, --verbose display more info when copying files -y, --yes automatically answer yes to all questions (useful for scripting) -k KIT, --kit=KIT custom path to the hack kit (default: ./kit) -e ESD, --esd=ESD custom path to InstallESD.dmg (default: /Applications/Install OS X Mountain Lion.app/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg) -l LABEL, --label=LABEL custom label for the USB volume (default: Mountain Lion USB Installer) -o, --ozlogd enable remote logging of bless hijack, requires -a and -p -a ADDRESS, --address=ADDRESS ip address to send log messages to -p PORT, --port=PORT custom port to sent log messages to (default: 1234) -c CPU, --cpu=CPU explicitly set cpu type of target system (default: intel) Brought to you by oz and SS01 Example usage: hack:~ oz$ sudo ./mlusbcreator -y --verbose --esd=InstallESD.dmg --cpu=amd /dev/disk1 Get the latest version at http://oz.freqlabs.com/osx86/mlusb.zip
  23. Guide to Installing OS X Mavericks – Haswell (A walk through of how I installed OS X on the following build): Case: Carbide 300R CPU: Intel i7 4770K Mobo: Asus z87-Deluxe GPU: Asus GTX660 ti PSU: Corsair CX 600m HDD: Some 500Gb @7200rpm drive Ram: 2x4Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz Disk Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST Cooler: Currently Stock (waiting on Swiftech H220 to be back in stock) Installation: 1. Flash patched BIOS, I found my patched BIOS from this topic in the forum: a. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285444-pmpatch-uefi-patching-utility/ b. I believe there is a tool that CodeRush has designed that can provide patched BIOS for most systems. If it doesn’t work for you send him a message, he is very amicable and helpful. c. Flash the new BIOS d. Load your BIOS and make sure you have the settings shown in the pdf on this page: http://www.fichier-zip.com/2013/05/26/asus-pdf/ 2. After flashing the BIOS, got an 8GB flash drive, place in USB in functioning Mac and open disk utility. a. In disk utility go to the partition tab. In the drop down menu labeled “current” select “1 partition”, then underneath the visual representation of the drive click options and select Master Boot Record. Note: This is a point of contention, many people were telling me to choose GUID Partition, but for whatever reason I was unable to get my computer to boot from a flash drive formatted in that manner. Name your flash drive “usb” and select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the format. Click apply, and wait. 3. Download Mavericks Installer a. Right click the icon, click show package contents b. Contents > SharedSupport > Installer ESD 4. Now start this installer, generously provided by user Christ1111: http://www.osx86.net/view/3963-boot_z87-haswell_os_x_mavericksmbr.pkg.html a. If you need visual support you can see his video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4DB5zvmkjM&feature=player_embedded 5. As you go through the installer, be sure to click change install location and select “usb”. Then, choose personalize and select PC or Laptop, based on your machine. Be sure to leave the “Packages Post Installer” checked. a. Run this installer! You totally got this! It’s going to take some time get something to drink! 6. Once the installer has completed you will eject the flash drive and plug it into the computer that you are going to hackintosh. 7. As it boots choose the flash drive as your boot device and then be sure to select the flash drive (“usb”) from the bootloader. You may need to use boot flags to get into the installer, some common ones: a. –v: reveals the processes that are running as you boot. b. GraphicsEnabler = No: disables onboard graphics c. –x: boots in safe mode d. see this link for a more extensive list: http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/01/list-of-common-hackintosh-boot-flags_29.html 8. Once you are in the installer at the top of the screen open disk utility. a. In disk utility select the drive that you want to install OS X on. b. Go to the partition tab, select one partition, now choose MBR (this may work with GUID, but I did not format that way) and again format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), click apply. c. Note: Around this part of the process my Windows boot got messed up from my other hard drive, I have included at the end the instructions that I followed to get Windows up and running again.* d. Quit disk utility and go to the OSX installation. Now, click personalize. Be sure to select the proper boxes from your system (if you have any questions about this do a little Googling first, but then feel free to ask!) Then you should be good to go. Install away! e. Once install is complete reboot, remove the flash drive and choose your hard drive from the boot loader. 9. You may have issues getting the boot loader to work without the flash drive; I know that I did! So, if you do, try the following: a. Reboot system back into Mavericks installer. b. Run Disk Utility and un mount the drive you installed OS Lion on. c. Launch Terminal and execute the following command: d. Code: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 e. Exit Terminal f. Boot Normally You will need drivers to get certain parts of your board, again, I refer you to the Googles and then the forum! 10. 11. My board has a Realtek LAN port which I was able to get functioning using this tool: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/287161-new-driver-for-realtek-rtl8111/ a. I still don’t have functional wifi, or Bluetooth at this point. * 1. Booting from OS X Lion installer, opening terminal, typing following commands diskutil list (use that to locate the SYSTEM partition number, in my case disk0s1) fdisk -e /dev/disk0 (use the beginning part of disk0s1 - disk0) flag 1 (use the number after s in diskutil list) update write y quit reboot 2. Boot from Windows 7 Installation Disk; select your language, then click next; select Repair your Computer in the bottom left corner of the install Window; let the installer do it's thing 3. Reboot
  24. I am trying to build a custom installer for my pc, HP Pavillion P6230it, totally from scratch (retail OS X, FakeSMC.kext and NullCPUPowerManagement.kext). In order to get it working I am comparing with Niresh's installer, which actually boots fine given npci=0x3000. Well, it gets stuck after disks check, when it should say DSMOS has arrived. So I started kinda reverse engineering Niresh's thing, and found out that if I replace its /S/L/E with mine it stucks at the same point. Then, just to be sure, I replaced /S/L/E in my installer with his, tried to boot it and, surprise, it's not working either. How is it possible?
  25. Hi all - I just purchased the HP Omen 15 gaming notebook and I can't seem to get any of the Yosemite installations to boot via USB. Upon choosing the USB drive, I'm taken to a secondary bootloader (perhaps non-UEFI?) and the drive disappears from the device list. I'm not sure where to go from here, but this laptop would be really cool to have OSX running on. Here are my hardware specs: Intel Core i7-4710HQ @ 2.5GHz 8.00GB RAM GeForce GTX 860M 2GB Windows 8