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  1. PREFACE I’ve used a 2015 15” MBP as my main system since it was released. I do photo and video editing in the Adobe suite regularly and have been eyeballing the performance of the latest MBP models. I’m on the road all the time, so a laptop is basically my only option. After the whole mess with the CPU VRM hardware flaws being made apparent by the poor power management profile shipped at release with the 2018 i9 MBP I’ve been more weary of the hardware design of MacBooks. That’s before I account for losing all USB-A ports, losing the SD card slot (‽), losing reliability and tactility of the keyboard, and losing the ESC key to the touchbar; if I compare the 2018 MBP to my current 2015. Given these flaws, I have been researching the performance situation comparing the 2018 MBP to the X1 Extreme, XPS 15 9570, and the Razer Blade 15 2018. These are essentially the only options for a road warrior that needs a high quality panel and the best CPU and GPU that can be crammed into around 4lbs (1.8kg). I used to use a ThinkPad T42p and loved it when it was new. So fast forward to now and the release of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. It’s a truly tempting machine for an artist, given that the 4K UHD version offers just about the best color gamut available on any laptop panel. I get back the USB-A ports, get one of the fastest SD slots on any laptop, and get one of the best laptop keyboards on the market. That’s before even considering power management and modularity. I’ve been dabbling in learning Machine Learning, so a system with an nVidia GPU (CUDA) is a bonus on that front as well. For me the best color reproduction on a high resolution display panel was most important. The X1 Extreme has that, so I’ve ordered one. I got it with the fastest i7, base SSD and memory, and have separately purchased two 1TB Samsung 970 Pro M.2 SSDs and 2x16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory (just in case it’s possible to overclock the memory on the X1 Extreme). I got the system for $2,100 from Lenovo USA, and the SSDs ($390 x 2) and memory ($330) from Amazon US for a total of ~$3200. These are easy to install on the X1 Extreme as the bottom cover is easily removed to reveal the M.2 and SODIMM slots. To compare, the 2018 MBP with the fastest i7, 32GB memory, and 2TB SSD is $4400. So I can save $1200 and get a faster system (on all counts) with a better panel and better connectivity by going with the X1 Extreme. The only thing I’m compromising is losing the big beautiful haptic touchpad and a bit more refined hardware aesthetic. Though, to be honest, I’ve kept a big thick dual-layer Tech21 case on my 2015 MBP. So I’ll actually be going down in volume and weight by moving to the more rugged ThinkPad. I think I can live without the touchpad. Oh, by the way, the 4K UHD panel of the X1 Extreme has touch and decent pen support! Another bonus vs. the MacBook. Though I keep a 12.9” iPad Pro around for my pen work and can’t imagine using a laptop similarly. It’s still nice to have a laptop screen actually respond when I go poke at it accidentally after switching back and forth between laptop and iPad. TOPIC So I want macOS with proper discrete GPU support on a 2018 MacBook class laptop. That’s not possible on a pure Hackintosh as things stand, but via a macOS virtual machine it looks like it could work with what looks like some relatively bleeding edge support of PCIe UEFI passthrough. People have been doing this on Linux hosts to Windows VMs with some great success recently: https://gist.github.com/Misairu-G/616f7b2756c488148b7309addc940b28 And it looks like that’s coming for macOS VMs as well: https://github.com/kholia/OSX-KVM/blob/a4fb2fd5aae871bdbc371b0cd31d4d8129d0f9ac/UEFI/README.md The X1 Extreme, XPS 15 9570, and Razer Blade 15 (2018) are essentially direct competition to the 2018 15” MBP. I would really like to see these three systems get some nicely fleshed out guides for getting maxed out compatibility and performance in macOS running in a VM for these systems. When I get my X1 Extreme I’ll start working on it for that one. I will post updates here. I hope to inspire others with the other two systems (or looking to get them) to do similarly. 15” MACBOOK CLASS LAPTOP COMPARISON I chose the X1 Extreme largely because of the excellent 4K UHD HDR panel (100% of 2D AdobeRGB and 85.5% of 3D AdobeRGB, basically unparalleled), good mix of thermal performance and noise management, and overall ruggedness and connectivity. If I were a gamer I would go with the Razer 15, but the fast low-gamut 1080p panel just doesn’t work for my purposes. If I were most concerned with aesthetics or battery life (97Wh battery for it vs 80Wh for X1E) I would go with the XPS 15. I am aware that the second 2018 refresh of the MBP is coming ~Nov 14, with the new AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16 and Vega 20 GPUs, and it looks like the latter might offer up to a 60% performance boost over the Radeon 560X. Maybe it has even given Apple enough time to update the CPU VRM along the way. This could make the performance picture more comparable for the 1050 Ti based X1E and XPS 15. I believe the 1070 Ti based Razer 15 will still win out though. Still, if you compare the fan and heat pipe solution put into the X1E vs the MBP the MBP just looks wimpy in comparison. MBP has smaller fans, less venting, and only one (smaller, thinner) heatpipe. It’s also more difficult to access if you want to put a better thermal paste or liquid metal on it. Put simply, the thermal hardware on the MBP is basically the same design for the last 3 years and it can’t keep up with the hex-core processors. So even with the Volta 20 GPU making the MBP competitive again on the graphics end, the MBP will still be falling short on the CPU performance plane. This is before we even look at tuning options. Getting into tuning, it’s possible to improve thermal performance of all the laptops in this class by around 15-20% by using either a best in class thermal paste like Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut or (if you’re willing to deal with all the caveats that come with using a conductive fluid that permeates other metals) a liquid metal interface like Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut. The liquid metal gives you the best possible conducting interface, and the paste is more forgiving and easier to apply. Further, it is often possible to stably undervolt the Coffee Lake i7/i9 available in this class of systems to further improve performance, thermals, and power consumption (generally another 10+%). Apple has deliberately made it impossible to undervolt the CPU on the MBP! This has been true since the first Skylake CPUs a few years ago. You used to be able to use a program called Volta to undervolt your CPU on macOS. This is a huge peeve for me and, combined with the general power and thermal underdevelopment, is one of the main reasons I want to get a competitor’s hardware. As a primer, the default voltage of modern CPUs is typically set conservatively high for the sake of production efficiency. With the current generation Coffee Lake CPUs it is commonly possible to set the CPU voltage about 100 to 150mv lower safely. This allows the CPU to run cooler and consume less power. For laptops which are thermally limited (basically everything in this new 6-core 14nm era), this also translates into better performance. It’s a tweak that actually improves reliability of your CPU. So it’s just stupid that Apple has deliberately made this impossible. Shame on them, someone else take my money. Wrapping up, my biggest quibbles with the X1E (before actually getting it) are that the 4K panel’s responsiveness is about the slowest I’ve seen on a modern panel, and it’s just really not suitable for gaming. There’s also what I consider an annoyingly high level of backlight corner bleed that I’m sure will be distracting during blackboxed video viewing. Hopefully these two issues will be fixed in next year’s iteration. FOOTNOTES MacBook i9 Thermal / VRM (below-baseline throttling/thrashing) Issue: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/07/24/throttling-i9-macbook-pro-power-delivery-chip/ https://www.kitguru.net/lifestyle/mobile/apple/matthew-wilson/macbook-pro-2018-throttling-fix/ This was mitigated with software that works around the poor hardware design, but the system would still ultimately perform better if the CPU VRM were redesigned. Non Mac systems with the similar CPUs don’t have this issue and get better sustained performance. MacBook Nov 2018 Refresh with Radeon Vega 16 and Vega 20: https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/11/05/apples-macbook-pro-gets-the-amd-vega-treatment.aspx MacBook Class Laptop Reviews: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme, 4K: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Extreme-i7-4K-HDR-GTX-1050-Ti-Max-Q-Laptop-Review.335608.0.html https://www.ultrabookreview.com/23223-lenovo-x1-extreme-review/ https://youtu.be/vOPeXe1ZE74 https://youtu.be/JgWyGKf_WlM Dell XPS 15 9570, 4K: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-XPS-15-9570-i7-UHD-GTX-1050-Ti-Max-Q-Laptop-Review.332758.0.html Razer Blade 15 2018, 1070 Ti FHD 144Hz: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Razer-Blade-15-i7-8750H-GTX-1070-Max-Q-FHD-Laptop-Review.305426.0.html Best Undervolting Guide (keywords: ThrottleStop, Intel XTU): https://www.ultrabookreview.com/10167-laptop-undervolting-overcloking/ Undervolting Coffee Lake i7/i9 (2018 MacBook class CPU): https://youtu.be/nobnPDtMs-E https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/923876-any-information-about-how-coffee-lake-h-series-undervolts/ Replacing Thermal Paste with Liquid Metal on 2018 MBP: https://youtu.be/iw4gqfrBN4c ... and follow up: https://youtu.be/JNoZNzOQpVw Replacing Thermal Paste with Kryonaut on X1E: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/9fyww7/x1_extreme_repaste_undervolt_tdp_limiter_removed/ Replacing Thermal Paste and Undervolting X1 Carbon: https://youtu.be/FXR5-HwIre8 Replacing Thermal Paste and Undervolting XPS 15 9570: https://youtu.be/ZnFdNGUETSI Possibly over-conservative BIOS update for thermal throttling on X1E: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/9oqax2/xtu_results_with_x1_extreme_with_liquid_metal/ High Sierra (10.13) drivers only for now: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/324195-nvidia-web-driver-updates-for-macos-high-sierra-update-11032018/ nVidia “waiting for Apple’s approval” for Mojave (10.14) macOS driver web release: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/01/nvidia-comment-on-macos-mojave-drivers/ Breadcrumb Links (other things I found researching this): https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/esxi-6-5-osx-with-gpu-passthrough.12680/ https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1432071 https://www.notebookcheck.net/The-Best-Notebook-Displays-As-Reviewed-By-Notebookcheck.120541.0.html
  2. MikixIT

    Problemi DUALBOOT Con Clover

    Ciao ragazzi! Grazie a questo forum con gente fantastica, sono riuscito a installare OS X e in seguito Win 10 su Clover SULLO STESSO HARD DISK Ho un problema, di solito utilizzo Kali Linux, la famosa versione di linux in usb in live Ora avrei la necessita di dedicargli 15gb di partizione del mio Hard Disk PER INSTALLARLA, e l'ho fatto effettivamente creando una partizione VUOTA tramite utility disco di Sierra. Il problema sorge quando io vado a riavviare il pc e quindi ritrovandomi nella schermata di clover, e vedo sempre il solito OSX e il recovery Osx e al posto di Windows 10, mi trovo la partizione di 15gb che avevo creato per windows(con l'icona di windows) Siccome ho paura di perdere i dati importanti che avevo su windows, non ho continuato installando Kali, ma mi sono fermato e ho eliminato la partizione sempre da utility di Sierra e come per magia, riavvio e Win10 è di nuovo lì dove dovrebbe stare Appena creo la partizione vuota, clover me la sostituisce Che devo fare raga? Io voglio OSX,Win10 (Che già ho) e Kali(Solo 15gb) sullo stesso hard disk Senza perdere dati di Win o Mac Gengik ho visto in precedenti discussioni tue, di andare in GUI da clover config . e togliere Windows da quelli nascosti e l'ho fatto, ma il risultato non cambia. Grazie per la lettura
  3. Hey everyone, I've been having some strange issues trying to triple boot on separate discs with Clover. I installed Clover to my main SSD drive and I've got a Mavericks install on there working flawlessly. I also have a Windows 8.1 install on a separate GPT disk in UEFI-mode. Booting is not a problem after setting the appropriate path in the Clover config. However, I have been ripping my hair out trying to get a properly working Linux install. I have tried: Install to a separate MBR disk and installing grub directly to the MBR (/dev/sda for example), Clover shows the entry but loading the entry just seems to refresh the screen and doesn't do anything, there is also no info displayed when hitting the spacebar Install to a separate MBR disk and installing grub to the ext4 partition (e.g. /dev/sda1), Clover also shows the entry and when I select it, I get the grub bootloader screen with an unresponsive keyboard. Then it seems to try and boot the selected entry but simply restarts the computer. Booting through the BIOS without clover works though. Install to a separate GPT disk, letting the installer (fedora) set everything up the way it wants (in UEFI mode), it creates an EFI partition in FAT32 and puts grub there. Clover can see the partition and booting seems to work very briefly, but the system complains it can't mount the root partition and falls back to initramfs. Booting without clover works fine in this case as well. I have also tried installing grub manually to the EFI partition, but it wouldn't create a grubx64.efi file and the appropriate commands did not seem to work. I would be really grateful if you could give me some advice here! Bootlog: http://pastebin.com/AFtuF1gN config.plist: http://pastebin.com/gf1C0Bp5
  4. Hi all, its been a long time since i post here. I have caugth interested on linux, this time Arch linux and at this point I have no more hackintosh in my machine. So for the pure Arch install, you can use evolution linux, it carry a simple installation to Arch linux, It is a rolling release, Arch linux, in general, it is just one time install and it will update upon demand of your, no newer version. I have cinnamon desktop, and sddm as log in manager, i have yaourt installed and tkpacman for package manager, mate screensaver. So if anyone like to try it, welcome to it. Edit: i use gufw for firewall, ans run as root in terminal:" systemctl enable ufw" to enable and start on startup. Networkmanager to manage network.
  5. Fala galera que ama o mundo Linux! Bem agora temos a possibilidade de conversar/discutir vários assuntos deste maravilhoso SO em português no InsanelyMac. Regras: Não postem material pirata, pornográfico, nem ofenda os outros usuários e suas preferências. Como é um mundo livre temos a oportunidade de aprender cada vez mais, mas não é motivo para brigarmos. E os outros idiomas? Estamos com suporte no idioma Inglês e Português, por hora ainda não temos ninguém para ajudar em outras línguas, se quiser ajudar envie um PM.
  6. Hello, I'm wondering if is there any chance I could run Mac OS X Mavericks on a Linux Virtualbox host with AMD X2 CPU ? Worth a try or it's a dead end anyway ? If not, any advices is welcome !
  7. Olá, Tenho um PC onde instalei Windows 8, Ubuntu 14.04 e OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 (ja funcionando internet e som da P5Q) Windows em um HD e Linux + OS X em outro. 1-Gostaria de saber se o GRUB2 consegue rodar o mavericks sozinho ou se vai conseguir isso apenas em conjunto com o Chameleon. Tentei sem sucesso no grub o seguinte comando: insmod hfsplus set root='(hd0,1)' multiboot /boot Pergunto isso pois segundo instruções do @oldnapalm neste link http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/243344-boot-do-snow-leopard-pelo-grub2/ "O GRUB2 ainda não faz boot do Snow Leopard diretamente, apenas do Leopard" e a duvida é justamente se o Mavericks aceita o boot direto ou não.
  8. I'm not sure how right or wrong my idea is, but I have been wanting to share this with someone for ages now. It may sound crazy and impossible to some but pretty possible to others. Anyway, let this thread be open for discussion. So here is my idea: Creating a really stripped down version of Linux with just the drivers and the modules to run OS X in a virtual environment (Xen or VirtualBox). Linux would disable the need for some drivers on the system, since it would be able to simply interpret all it needs in its own way, acting as one big driver? Such a Linux setup would leave loads of resources for the guest OS to use. I will admit I am unaware of how the main OS deals with the guest OS and its request, such as sound playback, pluggable devices etc. So, would this be possible and useful, at all? Or should I forget it and carry on with my life?
  9. Hi there, I have decided to put a little bit of advice on this idea - how to keep all your files in once place, across all your OSes. This generally has to be a planned choice before you set up your computer: working through this in retrospect can be quite a pain in the neck. The technique here is to use a common partition for everything: Your Documents, Music, Videos, Pictures, etc. Step 1 - Partition your hard drive correctly To have a common partition for all your files, it has to be accessible to all your OSes. This means in the first three partitions of a GPT/GUID formatted hard drive (if you install Windows using UEFI, then you can put it anywhere. However, I would still recommend to keep it at the start of the drive just in case). You also need to ensure that your hard drive is the right format. NTFS will make it read-only by default on Mac and Linux, and generally only be read-write from Windows (yes, there are ways around it, but this is more tricky). HFS+ requires a commercial solution for Windows called MacDrive, and for Linux, it is read-only when the drive is journaled. Ext2/3/4 is generally difficult to set up on Windows and Mac. FAT also has a limitation to maximum file size, and has issues when you create a partition over 32GB. Hence, my personal recommendation is that you format a large partition as exFAT near the start of your hard drive. This can be done in Disk Utility, or if you make a FAT partition, you can then format it later in Windows to exFAT. Step 2 - Configuring your OSes to use the drive Mac and Windows will be able to detect your partition and mount it automatically. Linux? Not immediately. Also, you want to make sure saving things are as easy as possible. I am not an advocate for storing {censored} loads of stuff to the desktop, and I keep things in Documents, Videos, Music, Pictures, Downloads, etc. I will walk through how to make sure that everything works the way you want. ASSUMPTIONS I am assuming first of all that: the partition is the second one on your first hard drive (after EFI boot): On linux, it will be sda2. On mac it will be disk0s2. I am also calling the drive common : you can call it whatever you want. On our exFAT partition, I suggest making it look like this: A folder for your user Folders in that folder of: Documents Downloads Music Pictures Videos Linux exFAT by default is not installed on linux. No problem however, we can easily fix that. Open up a terminal and type in: sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils If it doesnt exist, and you are using ubuntu, try this: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:relan/exfat sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils This will allow you to mount exFAT partitions. Second thing we need is to make sure it mounts on boot. In your terminal, sudo nano /etc/fstab (or use your favourite editor) and put this line at the bottom: /dev/sda2 /common exfat rw,async,umask=0 0 0 (Again, check the assumptions bit I put. Change each bit that is different for you in this line, otherwise it won't work). Make your folder and mount it: sudo mkdir /common mount /common and viola - your common partition is ready in linux. Mapping your folders. This is for convenience purposes - so when you save your files, they will all be in the same place.   cd rm -rf Documents Downloads Music Pictures Videos (NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE THESE FOLDERS ARE EMPTY FIRST! I am not taking responsibility for lost data) (Please check your files first) ln -s /common/<your user here>/Documents ln -s /common/<your user here>/Downloads ln -s /common/<your user here>/Music ln -s /common/<your user here>/Pictures ln -s /common/<your user here>/Videos Now in your home directory, all those folders will link to the common drive on boot. Windows Thankfully Windows will recognise exFAT on boot, and assign it a letter name. All you have to do in this instance is to go through your Windows Libraries in My Computer, and map everything to the drive. If things don't work, you can use this tool here: http://zornsoftware.codenature.info/?page_id=37&did=2 For Windows 8, it does things a bit differently (do the above as well). Open up My Computer, and see the list of folders. You can right click on them, go to properties, and change the paths one by one. Mac Similar to linux, but the partition should auto mount. cd cd rm -rf Documents Downloads Music Pictures Videos (NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE THESE FOLDERS ARE EMPTY FIRST! I am not taking responsibility for lost data) (Please check your files first) ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Documents ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Downloads ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Music ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Pictures ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Videos Other Notes For your web browsers, I suggest manually changing the download location to your common drive. Occasionally, I have had to scan the exFAT partition on windows manually for errors, but hopefully your experiences should be better. Happy multi-booting
  10. BrianHackMac

    Need DSDT for Lenovo B50-70

    Hi, I am trying the following procedure to install Snow Leopard on my new Lenovo B50-70 from a RHEL version of Linux already installed in one partition ... this is just what I need as described in the following post ... I have got it all going except that the OSx that I have put into a HFS+ partition on the drive0 will not boot up, or not seen as a boot partition by the bios. Any suggestions as to why this might fail ... I am guessing that I need to change the DSDT ... if so does anyone have a Lenovo B50-70 DSTD that you are willing to share ??? Linux install process from here -- http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=1072.0 Also where is the DSDT located in the Osx distribution that I can switch ??? Cheers !
  11. Hi I hope someone can please help. My previously working vmware image of Mac OSx no longer boots in Ubuntu 15.10. I've re-applied the unlocker and patches but I can't get it to work. The Apple logo appears and the progress bar gets to half way across (albeit very very slowly) and then gets no further. Is there any way to see the boot process and where it gets stuck or what the error is? Thanks for any help at all.
  12. Hello All, I recently came into possession of a MBP with a broken hinge/bezel and decided to throw Mountain Lion and Ubuntu on it. Mountain Lion install was the easy part, took a bit longer than expected, never the less done and over with. I installed rEFIt Partitioned my 500GB drive (100GB for Ubuntu) Used unetbootin on 4 different USB drives (Sandisk 4GB, PNY 4GB, noname 1GB, Corsair 8GB) as I read that Mac hardware doesn't like USB drives often. Got 4 bootable USB drives (working on a separate Win laptop) Burned the x64 ISO to a DVD as well just for safe measure. Restart into the rEFIt menu, run partition tool, and choose Boot Legacy OS from HD/CD/DVD/"ubuntu usb" etc whatever the media is and every time this is done, I get a "missing OS" message and a blinking cursor. I even tried booting the boot img and get to the grub screen choose any one of the 2 install options as well as the live option and just sit staring at a blank screen. Let it sit for hours on one drive and still nothing. Tried holding C to boot off CD instead of rEFIt, cleared NVRAM, reset SMC, MacOSx works flawlessly. Linux installer just will not load. What am I doing wrong here? I cant possibly have THAT bad of luck with USB drives. Thanks for the help. /pyro PS. If anyone has or knows where I can find the hinge for the MBP I would be most appreciative as I don't feel like spending 800$ on the entire display from Apple just for a hinge/bezel
  13. Having problems emptying my trash can after delete about 12GB of junk I had copied from my brother Windows PC hard drive. I was backing up his data so I could completely wipe his PC. After I finished copying back his data to his computer, I just went and dragged the entire HD image to the trash (oops). I have delete large video files and multiple DVD images before in my Mac, but for some reason the trash did not empty this time. I tried Secure empty trash which usually takes care of stubborn deletes. And even after a reboot it still shows I have my trash can filled. I also tried: rm -rf ~/.Trash/* It is not emptying the trash can. Both with and without the "sudo". Any ideas on what to do? I recently upgraded the 10.7.5 supplemental without problems. TIA Currently running OS X 10.7.5 / OS X 10.6.8 / Ubuntu Studio 12.04 / Windows XP Boots to Lion with Chamaleon, 3 internal HD (OSs) & 1 external HD (data)
  14. I'm so close to successfully getting my tripple boot running - shamefully I've been trying to get it running on/off now for a couple months - giving up with frustration. This time around I've had a bit more patience. Can someone look at everything I'm doing and let me know if there's any easy solve that isn't outlined anywhere? Here're the steps I take in setting up my tripple boot: -Re-install Mac OS Lion on Macbook Air 4,2 -Install reFit -Repartition (win = 30GB, Linux=24GB, Swap=6GB) -Install Windows 7 on /dev/sda4 (this is not the bootcamp installer, just plain windows installer) -Install bootcamp drivers in Windows -Sync reFit -Install Xubuntu (ext4, mount at /, grub is on /dev/sda5, swap is /dev/sda6) -Sync reFit At this point I have successfully installed three operating systems, I haven't done any configuration. This is where I get frustrated: when I boot my computer, it goes into reFit successfully. I see three options for booting, Mac, Windows, Linux. Mac and Windows work ok, however, if I select Linux it boots into Windows. Anyone know how to fix this or of any steps I missed? Attached are two pictures, one of "diskutil list" and another of the refit partition analyzer. Any help is really appreciated. Every post I find about tipple boots just seem to work magically without any extra steps. Clearly that's not the case. Any ideas? Thanks!
  15. kosakgroove

    Steganography in Linux

    Hi fellows! I bring a tutorial about steganography, made by myself, the art of concealing things in plain sight! (text files within pictures or sound files) I think this should apply to Mac OS X, there you can use a GUI program called "Steg" This tut is for Linux only! It is a very straightforward process, Hope you learn howto do it and put it to good use hahhaha
  16. More info at: http://www.thegroovykosak.blogspot.pt Here is a video I made demonstrating the procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04SLD2Kft60 Download your distro of choice, in my case Ubuntu Gnome edition Once that is done, use the command that follows to convert the iso to img: 
hdiutil convert -format UDRW ~/path/to/target.iso -o ~/path/to/ubuntu.img 
Note: OS X tends to put the .dmg ending on the output file automatically, delete the ".dmg" ending. Run diskutil list to get the current list of devices Insert your flash media Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media
(e.g. /dev/disk2) Run
 diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN 
(replace N with the disk number from the last command; in the previous example, Nwould be 2) Execute the following command while replacing /path/to/downloaded.img with the path where the image file is located; for example, ./ubuntu.img or ./ubuntu.dmg). sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m Using /dev/rdisk instead of /dev/disk may be faster. Run diskutil eject /dev/diskN and remove your flash media when the command completes Restart your Mac and press Alt while the Mac is restarting to choose the USB-Stick or restart your PC and choose the USb from BIOS. This USB should work for any computer. Note: (If you see the error dd: Invalid number '1m', you are using GNU dd. Use the same command but replace bs=1m with bs=1M. If you see the error dd:/devdiskN: Resource busy, make sure the disk is not in use. Start the Disk Utility.app and unmount (don't eject) the drive. ) Thanks for watching
  17. Sono riuscito proprio poche ore fa ad installare Mountain Lion sul mio computer in firma, solo che ora dovrei sistemare il boot, infatti per ora riesco ad accedere ai tre sistemi operativi in questa maniera: Windows e Linux: Tramite il bootloader realizzato con EasyBCD Mac: Tramite la pennetta USB formattata come MBR e con Chameleon installato. EasyBCD rileva il Mac, però se lo avvio da li mi carica Chameleon 2.0 (sinceramente non so da dove lo va a prendere visto che non l' ho mai installato durante le installazioni del Mac), infatti su quest' ultimo ho installato la versione 2.2 (quella che si trova dentro la pennetta per intenderci, e funziona) solo che non ce la faccio a farlo "pescare" direttamente da EasyBCD. Inoltre ho notato che dalla pennetta rilevo tutto tranne Linux. Lo so che è abbastanza contorta come cosa. Comunque ecco uno schema di come ho settato il mio hard disk: Partizioni primarie: Partizione di sistema Windows (350 MB) NTFS -Attivo- Windows 8.1 (200 GB) NTFS -Avvio- Archivio NTFS (300GB) NTFS Partizioni logiche: Swap Linux (2 GB) Swap Root di Linux (50 GB) EXT4 Mac (Snow Leopard) (30 GB) HFS+ Mac2 (Mountain Lion) (30 GB) HFS+ NB: Allora ho due partizioni per il Mac perchè Snow Leopard mi è servito per installare Mountain Lion. Più che altro vorrei sapere se come ho settato io le partizioni è possibile fare un boot triplo oppure mi conviene cambiare qualcosa. Grazie.
  18. 1) Install OS X ( and Windows ) format HDD ( Or SSD ) As GUID ( GPT) And 2) use cgdisk create EXT4 and Swap partition for Arch linux dont erase (mkfs.vfat ) EFi partiton 3) Install Arch Linux ( ) 3.1) Partition disk and mount partition # use "blkid" command to get info about your diskpart # replace /dev/sd[X][Y] aka /dev/sda2 ( /dev/sd[X][Y] are EXT4 root partition ) # erase partition as EXT4 for install Linux mkfs.ext4 /dev/sd[X][Y] mount /dev/sd[X][Y] /mnt # make boot directory for install grub EFI mkdir /mnt/boot mount /dev/sd[X]1 /mnt/boot # if you want separate home partition form root partition you must mount it too # separate home partition is optional # replace /dev/sd[X][U] aka /dev/sda3 ( /dev/sd[X][U] are swap partition ) mkfs.ext4 /dev/sd[X][U] mkdir /mnt/home mount /dev/sd[X][U] /mnt/home # replace /dev/sd[X][Z] aka /dev/sda4 ( /dev/sd[X][Z] are swap partition ) # erase partition as swap for Linux swap filesystem mkswap /dev/sd[X][Z] swapon /dev/sd[X][Z] 3.2) replace pacstrap arguments to pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel grub-efi-x86_64 3.3 ) generate fstab file genfstab -Up /mnt >> /mnt/etc/fstab 3.3.1) edit fstab for custom mount point ( Optional ) nano /mnt/etc/fstab 3.4) change root into new installation for configure arch-chroot /mnt 3.5) set language and local nano /etc/locale.gen # I use en_US.UTF-8 locale-gen echo LANG=en_US.UTF-8 > /etc/locale.conf export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 3.6 set time time config locate in /usr/share/zoneinfo/ aka like /usr/share/zoneinfo/[ Zone ]/[ Sub Zone ] # list Zone ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/ # link Time zone config file aka ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/[ Zone] /[ SubZone] /etc/localtime ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime #configure Clock hwclock --systohc --utc 3.7) setting network # type your hostname and save with nano editor touch /etc/hostname nano /etc/hostname # start dhcp service systemctl enable dhcpcd.service systemctl start dhcpcd.service 3.8) Setting Pacman repositories nano /etc/pacman.conf # remove # front line of [multilib] aka [multilib] Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist 3.9 User Management 3.9.1) Set Root Password And Config sudo # set root user password passwd pacman -Sy sudo # Edit visudo to allow user use root privilege EDITOR=nano visudo # remove '#' front of line #%wheel ALL=(ALL) ALL and save 3.9.2) Create User # replace [ USERNAME ] as name you want to create useradd -m -g users -G wheel,storage,network,power -s /bin/bash [ USERNAME ] # set Password for [ USERNAME ] passwd [ USERNAME ] 3.10 install Grub EFI ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB ) # install os-prober efibootmgr dosfstools pacman -Sy os-prober efibootmgr dosfstools # install grub EFI to EFI partition mount as /boot grub-install --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot --bootloader-id=grub --boot-directory=/boot/EFI --recheck --debug # generate grub config file grub-mkconfig -o /boot/EFI/grub/grub.cfg # Sometime grub generate as grub.cfg.new #if grub generate config as grub.cfg.new mv /boot/EFI/grub/grub.cfg.new /boot/EFI/grub/grub.cfg # edit linux kernel boot image part with nano # edit from /boot/initramfs-linux.img or /initramfs-linux.img to /EFI/grub/kernel/initramfs-linux.img # edit from /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img or /initramfs-linux-fallback.img to /EFI/grub/kernel/initramfs-linux-fallback.img # edit from /boot/vmlinuz-linux or /vmlinuz-linux to /EFI/grub/kernel/vmlinuz-linux #save nano /boot/EFI/grub/grub.cfg #move linux kernel and boot image to grub directory mkdir /boot/EFI/grub/kernel mv /boot/initramfs-linux*.img /boot/EFI/grub/kernel mv /boot/vmlinuz-linux /boot/EFI/grub/kernel 3.11) Exit and Reboot exit umount -R /mnt shutdown -r now 3.12 ) install X 3.12.1) login with user create on installation progress not login with root sudo pacman -Syyu # install xorg server sudo pacman -S xorg-server xorg-server-utils xorg-xinit mesa # install Driver for laptop sudo pacman -S xf86-input-synaptics #install Graphics Driver # Open Source Driver for ATI sudo pacman -S xf86-video-ati lib32-ati-dri #You can find Graphics driver for your system on https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xorg 3.13) install desktop environment you can install only twm and gnome or kde , openbox , xfce 1) TWM sudo pacman -Syyu sudo pacman -S xorg-twm xorg-xclock xterm 2) Gnome shell #install gnome-shell and extra package and GDM login service sudo pacman -Syyu sudo pacman -S gnome gnome-extra gdm # Fixed Internet account can't create sudo pacman -S telepathy 3) KDE sudo pacman -Syyu sudo pacman -S kde sudo pacman -S kdeplasma-applets-plasma-nm 3.14) Use Network Manager # stop and disable dhcp service first sudo systemctl stop dhcpcd.service sudo systemctl disable dhcpcd.service # start and enable NetworkManager Service sudo systemctl enable NetworkManager.service sudo systemctl start NetworkManager.service 3.15 fixed Alway mute sound on reboot sudo pacman -S alsa-utils alsamixer Sset Master unmute 3.16 Start X 1) Start GDM for Gnome sudo systemctl enable gdm.service sudo systemctl start gdm.service 2) or KDM for KDE sudo systemctl enable kdm.service sudo systemctl start kdm.service 4) After you login with X please reboot before do something wrong 5) Boot Arch Linux From Clover GUI ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Clover ) get / (root partition) UUID for edit config.plist sudo blkid Example Result /dev/sdb1: LABEL="EFI" UUID="67E3-17ED" TYPE="vfat" PARTLABEL="EFI System Partition" PARTUUID="d4c343a2-68b7-4fe2-8c1b-204b726eb8a6" /dev/sdb2: UUID="4e4dc638-d034-37e3-a959-92f10488de69" LABEL="Macintosh HD" TYPE="hfsplus" PARTLABEL="Macintosh HD" PARTUUID="bd99b720-c9e5-4be5-ab3c-13d82d2ba35d" /dev/sdb3: UUID="60b41e4f-20b4-309e-a64f-e36ddf5bfadc" LABEL="Recovery HD" TYPE="hfsplus" PARTLABEL="Recovery HD" PARTUUID="089a612f-41f4-42f5-b73a-01ced4ec1519" /dev/sdb4: UUID="ff12c3a3-5bae-38c2-8354-48e1ce11e84d" LABEL="BACKUP" TYPE="hfsplus" PARTLABEL="Apple_HFS_Untitled_2" PARTUUID="9f8fb724-8e71-41aa-874f-88e50dabb0c6" /dev/sdb5: LABEL="exBackup" UUID="1AB8BBD1B8BBA9A1" TYPE="ntfs" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="0f44d606-59b7-4de7-96ce-1531f65de882" /dev/sdb6: UUID="0b78483f-2400-4a91-8bd7-b03017020d9d" TYPE="swap" PARTLABEL="swap" PARTUUID="99d660f9-fbc7-45e1-8e91-bf33cfc12773" /dev/sdb7: UUID="afbf8c6d-c48b-410c-8dab-daea739b2940" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="Arch Linux" PARTUUID="f81b563f-ce9e-4449-9305-01c536b057db" Add Custom Entry to config.plist. replace afbf8c6d-c48b-410c-8dab-daea739b2940 as your UUID get from blkid. Custom enties have to section first for normal boot second for fallback boot. <key>Custom</key> <dict> <key>Entries</key> <array> <dict> <key>AddArguments</key> <string>root=UUID=afbf8c6d-c48b-410c-8dab-daea739b2940 rw add_efi_memmap initrd=/EFI/grub/kernel/initramfs-linux.img</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>FullTitle</key> <string>Arch Linux</string> <key>Hidden</key> <false/> <key>Ignore</key> <false/> <key>Path</key> <string>/EFI/grub/kernel/vmlinuz-linux</string> <key>Type</key> <string>Linux</string> <key>Volume</key> <string>EFI</string> <key>VolumeType</key> <string>Internal</string> </dict> <dict> <key>AddArguments</key> <string>root=UUID=afbf8c6d-c48b-410c-8dab-daea739b2940 rw add_efi_memmap initrd=/EFI/grub/kernel/initramfs-linux-fallback.img</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>FullTitle</key> <string>Arch Linux (Fallback)</string> <key>Hidden</key> <false/> <key>Hotkey</key> <string>f</string> <key>Ignore</key> <false/> <key>Path</key> <string>/EFI/grub/kernel/vmlinuz-linux</string> <key>Type</key> <string>Linux</string> <key>Volume</key> <string>EFI</string> <key>VolumeType</key> <string>Internal</string> </dict> </array> </dict>
  19. Hey! I can´t get in my Lion 10.7.4 anymore and I don´t have a working installer atm, so I decided to create one using linux! I created a hfs+ partition and restored BaseSystem/InstallESD files, copied FakeSMC NullPower etc. from a unpacked myhack and installed latest chameleon 2107(?)on it. I also replaced the kernel with the one, which always worked on the installer for me (R:A:W:86)! With a myhack-created installer I simply copied the kernel and started with "-v -f busratio=155 npci=0x2000". If I do the same now, it boots up fine until a KP comes up which says: hfs_lock locking against myself! It seems to be something with the installer, as I get the same error on another pc! http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1936/20130201153300.jpg Any idea? Thanks!!
  20. kvonlinee

    SolydXK OS is a fine tune xfce.

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  21. Okay, so I have a triple boot system and I'm having a range of problems with clover first off 1) it's not even showing up! the PC boots automatically into Windows, and when I select one of the TWO(?) "Mac OS X"s from my motherboard's boot picker it just boots me into Windows as well. I tried a fix to change bootmgfw.efi in EFI/Microsoft to cloverx64.efi but this just kept windows from booting and only allowed me to boot up Mac. 2) there are several options for Windows, like four. how do I hide the options I don't need? I can't seem to be able to do it from Clover Configurator so can someone please help? 3) Arch Linux is not showing up at all under Clover. Note to you guys: I'd really like to NOT have to setup Arch all over again. Any help would be so appreciated! My main complaint about these forums is that it seems I can hardly ever get a reply.. so break the cycle! Thank you. P.S. If nobody knows a fix, I feel like maybe uninstalling Clover first and then trying a fresh reinstall might work. Anyone know how to do this without breaking my system? :~D
  22. Hi, I've successfully installed Yosemite on a Toshiba Laptop (R30-A), as the laptop is my working machine and was already running GNU/Linux, I installed OS/X on a logical partition, here's the setup: Device Boot Start End #cyls #blocks Id System /dev/sda1 0+ 607- 608- 4881408 83 Linux <-- /boot /dev/sda2 607+ 28813- 28206- 226561025 5 Extended /dev/sda3 * 28813+ 60801- 31988- 256942080 af HFS / HFS+ <-- OS/X /dev/sda4 0 - 0 0 0 Empty /dev/sda5 607+ 28570- 27963- 224608256 83 Linux /dev/sda6 28570+ 28813- 243- 1951744 83 Linux To achieve this setup, I kept grub as the main bootloader, and added the following entry: $ cat /etc/grub.d/40_custom #!/bin/sh exec tail -n +3 $0 # This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the # menu entries you want to add after this comment. Be careful not to change # the 'exec tail' line above. menuentry 'Mac OS X (Clover)' { insmod hfsplus set root='(hd0,3)' chainloader /EFI/BOOT/boot1h2 } The issue is that this setup mostly works. In fact, most of the time, when I choose to boot OS/X, boot1h2 will load, but just before changing the resolution to get into Clover, the screen remains black, instantly after seeing a "5" on the top left corner of the screen. There's one method to make this method work every time: when getting to the Grub menu, type 'e' to edit the OS/X section, wait about 5 seconds, and boot using Ctrl-X. This makes me think of a filesystem reading delay problem but I'm not 100% sure. To get certain this was not a graphical setup issue I added <key>TextOnly</key> to Clover's config.plist. Didn't change anything. Any ideas on how to fix this?
  23. I run VMWare workstation 10.0 on my laptop under Debian GNU/Linux (wheezy.) Amongst others, I had a VM containing Mac OS X originally 10.7 then upgraded up to 10.9. Everything went swimmingly for a while until one day I accidently started up to many VMs and the host machine ran out of RAM and froze solid. I had no option except to power off the machine without doing a proper shutdown. Most of the VMs survived after fscks or the native equivalent with only minor damage. The OS X one is not so good. It seems to boot and gets as far as the login screen but neither the mouse nor the keyboard work. If you leave it long enough it will go to the screensaver so something must be working. I thought I would try booting in single user mode to investigate further but I can't seem to get there. My understanding is that I have to press command (Windows key in my case) + s during boot to enable this right? I don't know if I have the wrong key sequence or VMWare is swallowing it or what. I don't know what else to do. Does anyone have advice for how to fix this?
  24. Copyright © ctugt 2014 - end of time Beginners guide to UEFI Triple/Dual boot OS X, Windows and Linux (Kali) on an single true-gpt ssd Working files for MSI GT70 2PC and ACER S3 391 If you own the MSI GT60/70 Series and my files didnt work out for you, you can still try the guide from slayer2333 here mavs_styles.zip This guide should work on OS X Mavericks, Windows 8.1 and Linux Distros with EFI support Attention: Before executing anything READ the full posts first! This will prevent any unnecessarily mistakes and questions. Disconnect all other ssd/hdd/usb drives, just to be sure you don't mess it up! Keep it disconnected until you're done with everything! Uploaded files are sorted by post. So multiple posts have attachments needed for that step. (my old notebook) Good Luck Index Post #02 - MSIGT70 2PC Specifcations, Updates and current log Post #03 - Acer S3 391 Specifcations Post #04 - Preperations for other systems then the MSIGT70 2PC Post #05 - Create OS X Mavericks / Windows / Kali Linux installer usb's Post #06 - Installing Mac OS X Mavericks EUFI mode Post #07 - Installing Windows 8.1 UEFI Mode Post #08 - Fix Clover bootloader to dual boot OS X Mavericks / Windows 8.1 from ssd/hdd Post #09 - Installing Linux/Kali UEFI Mode Post #10- Fix Clover bootloader to triple boot OS X Mavericks / Windows 8.1 / Linux (Kali) from ssd/hdd Post #11 - Image and Recovery Post #12 - F.A.Q - Frequently Asked Questions Useful Guides Exstract dsdt/ssdt correctly. Newbies guide / Fist Google Hit. Sync time between multiple OS The all-in-one Guide made by rockinron_1 AIO Guide for Hackingt0sh made by pokenguyen Yet another guide for Clover. Requirements/Downloads Clover Bootloader / Clover Configurator / Clover Instructions DiskmakerX Kext Wizard / Kext Utility Macrium Reflect BDUtility MacDrive This wasn't possible for me without the following people Thanks to Joseph51423, panpansh, Poco, for helping me understand clover Thanks to Download-Fritz for other support Thanks to Enzo for letting me patch his original Chameleon's theme to a clover version Special thanks to thevoiceover and pokenguyen The most gratitude to EMlyDinEsH (Elan driver creator and DSDT specialist) s.e.o tags: How to get UEFI dual/triple booting on UEFI, Dual boot from EFI, Triple boot from EFI, How to install os x mavericks to a msi gamer notebook, Install osx on msi notebook