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Hello, is it possible to run Lion or snow leopard with QE/CI on this laptop ?

Processor Speed: Core™ i3-2310M 2.10 GHz

Chipset: Intel HM65 Express

Memory: 4 GB

Display Max. Res. : 1366 x 768

Graphic Controller : NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M

1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor

 

Thank u !

 

 

 

 

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Hi there,

 

should be possible. I have the k53sv-sx178v. The only difference is that in mine has another processor built in (i7 2630qm) an it's got more RAM (8GB).

 

I got a fully working OSX Lion (10.7) incl. full QE/CI.

 

This is how I got it working:

 

Install Lion using this guide:

http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2011/07/xmo...x-107-lion.html

 

When you have successfully created the install-volume replace the kexts on the install-volume for Lion with the ones from "lion_install_volume.zip"

 

When you successfully installed Lion, plug in a usb mouse, for the trackpad won't work OOB. Run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and select "System Utilities > Rebuild Caches + Repair Permissions"

"Drivers & Bootloaders > Kexts & Enablers > Audio > Realtec ALC8xx > Non-DSDT HDAEnabler > ALC 892"

"Drivers & Bootloaders > Kexts & Enablers > Network > Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx Ethernet"

"Drivers & Bootloaders > Kexts & Enablers > Miscellaneous > FakeSMC + FakeSMC Plugins > Motherboard Plugins"

"Drivers & Bootloaders > Kexts & Enablers > Miscellaneous > IOPCIFamilyFix + IOUSBFamily Rollback + NullCPUPowerManagement"

"Bootloaders > Chimera v1.4.1 r877"

"Customization > System Definitions > MacBook Pro > MacBookPro 8,1"

"Customization > Themes > Chameleon RC5 Default"

"OSX86 Software > Kext Helper b7 + ShowAllFiles"

 

Run through [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].

Reboot

 

To get your Trackpad working use kexts in Trackpad.zip

 

 

The integrated HD3000 Graphics work OOB. The NVIDIA won't. I don't think there is a solution yet, 'cause it's the NV Optimus technology, which is unsupported by Apple...

 

For getting Wi-Fi to work i had to replace the built in Card with an Atheros AR5B93. Got it for 20 EUR on ebay. Try searching! When you have replaced your Wi-Fi Card use the AtherosFix (http://www.mediafire.com/?dgno4vlknnm)

 

UPDATE 08-17-2011: When you update to 10.7.1 make sure you delete the AppleHDA.kext before reboot and reboot with -v -f

 

Hope this helps you out a bit! :) If you got any questions, feel free to ask. It took me about 2 weeks of hard work to figure out, which kexts to use and to modify the kexts, that did not work properly for me in their original condition. I still want to write a complete setup - guide for the k53x - Notebook - Series, because there is no one yet I think (besides this little one :superman: ) Would be cool if you share your experiences here.

 

Greetings BlackestEyes

 

lion_install_volume.zip

Trackpad.zip

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@ BlackestEyes

 

Awesome tutorial, just ordered my ASUS k53sv-sx178v today. I`ll definitely give hackintosh a try on this notebook.

 

Just a few questions in advance:

 

Do you still have access to your Windows 7 partition?

Did you install on MBR or GUID Partition table?

Did you install Lion straight or did you install from existing Snow Leopard Partition?

 

I already created a installation DVD for Lion on my Mac. Is there a way to boot this DVD and install it acordingly?

 

Sorry for my questions, just really looking forward to having a completely working hackintosh

By the way, a detailled instruction about the installation process would be fantastic.

 

Thanks

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Do you still have access to your Windows 7 partition?

Did you install on MBR or GUID Partition table?

Did you install Lion straight or did you install from existing Snow Leopard Partition?

 

I already created a installation DVD for Lion on my Mac. Is there a way to boot this DVD and install it acordingly?

 

Hi,

 

Yeah I have access to my Windows 7 - Partition. I created two partitions using the DiskUtil. But you have to install Win7 BEFORE installing Lion. Otherwise you'll have the problem, that [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] won't work any longer and due to the customization with additional kexts needed to boot Lion, the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]-CDs did not work for my Notebook.

 

I used GUID partition table, but MBR should be working, too.

 

When you have successfully created the Install-Volume you can install Lion straight. I did so, because I did not have anything important on my previous install of SL and wanted a fresh and clean Lion.

 

IMPORTANT: If you have not already: Go buy an external HDD and back up your system after each step using Carbon Copy Cloner. Awesome tool, free and definitely saving your back. :D

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Hi BlackestEyes,

 

Sorry for my late reply, but I forgot I opened this topic.

 

So I figured out on my own how to install lion, after 10 times installing I finally managed to run lion, only thing not working is the wireless, sleep and a half working trackpad. Making u full guide for this laptop is a good idea !! The K53SV is a great laptop and is very popular because of its good quality and price ratio. Maybe we can make one together (my english it not to good) ? :angel:

 

So this is how I did it.

 

- Set the boot priority of the cd on top in de bios ( to get into bios, hold F2)

- Burn [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to cd

- Put the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] cd in the laptop, wait for it to load

- Take the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] cd out of the dvd tray and insert your Snow Leopard retail 10.6 dvd, press F5

- Select Snow leopard install dvd en type the command "PCIRootUID=1", press enter

- Open disk utility and format your drive with journal

- Install snow leopard onto the disk

- Before u can boot into snow leopard u must fill in some data. I just filled in a computer name without a password en pressed next on all the other pages.

- Once booted into Snow leopard, I downloaded the 10.6.7 combo update. Installed it, DO NOT REBOOT

- Open [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], select "[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]", "system utilities", "Macbook 8,1 system difinitions", "PCI ROOT ID fix", "instant menu", "chameleon RC5 default"

- Reboot, ( if u can't reboot try using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] cd selection the snow leopard partition with the command PCIRootUID=1)

- If u want Windows 7, make a second partition in MSDOS fat using disk utility.

- Insert your Windows dvd and reboot from the dvd, install Windows 7 on the MSDOS fat partition, but reformat with NTFS.

- After the install u can boot into windows or snow leopard

- Boot into snow leopard, then i downloaded Lion (10.7.1) via the appstore. Following the guide of tonymac with Xmove

- Reboot and choose the installer partition.

- Install lion on the Snow leopard partition (then u get the HD3000 working out of the box).

- Once booted in Lion my keyboard didn't work so I opened [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], selected "system utilities", "Voodoo ps/2 controller", " Lnx2Mac's Realtec installer for ethernet" and " VoodooHDA 0.2.72" for audio.

- Rebooted into lion.

 

 

Working:

Touchepad, but no multi gesture. Installing VoodooPS2Trackpad makes the trackpad total useless.

Ethernet

full QE/CI

keyboard/ brightness keys

sound and mic

 

not working:

wireless

sleep

webcam

 

 

So i installed your trackpad zip next using kext utility and my mouse was flipping i had to reinstall everything :censored2: Does lion detects your trackpad and can u use multi gestures ?

 

 

ALC928 did not work for me.

 

Why did u put the lion_install_volume.zip files in you installer volume ? Also when i try to make a fresh install using the installer partition after the installation is says there is no keyboard, do u get the same error ?

 

On another forum some get the wifi working with atheros fix, but it is not working for me, I do not know where to find the info.plist

 

Also i installed the VoodooBattery.kext using next utility.

 

 

 

 

Thanx for yout respons ;)

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Hi popcornbag,

 

that's right. You won't get the stock Wi-Fi-Card to work. But you can fix it the way I explained just easily and fine: "For getting Wi-Fi to work i had to replace the built in Card with an Atheros AR5B93. Got it for 20 EUR on ebay. Try searching! When you have replaced your Wi-Fi Card use the AtherosFix (http://www.mediafire.com/?dgno4vlknnm)"

 

It took me over 20 trys to figure out the right way to install Lion on this Notebook. As I need my NB for work I had to remove Lion from the HD, but cloned it to my USB-Drive and also put Chimera on it. So when I want to make the Lion roar, I simply plug in my USB-HDD and turn on the Notebook.

 

Great, that you could figure out another way to install Lion. I think your guide is also great for ppl, who don't want a new "from-scratch-install". Awesome work.

 

But let me know, which problems you got with your trackpad, plz. Maybe I can help, as mine works flawlessly!

 

BTW: I think this thread is th first worldwide, which can provide a guide for the K53SV! At least I haven't found any other.

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tried installing your trackpad kexts, however when i went to reboot i couldn't boot, it would hang during boot, according to -v it hangs when this text scrolls: setting , interval 80000 or something like that. As a result i had to boot back into safe mode to remove the AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext. Do you have any other mouse kexts in your extensions folder? Besides the VoodooPS2.kext? Would really love a working MultiTouch Trackpad.

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Hi, placed another wireless card. Now I got my wireless working, thanks a million !

 

 

Still getting problems with the trackpad. The trackpad works like a normal mouse, which is good, but I want multitouch like scrolling and zooming.

 

 

Can u get your elan trackpad work like multitouch ? Could u please explain how, and with files/kext I should install or delete ?

 

Thx !!

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Hi, placed another wireless card. Now I got my wireless working, thanks a million !

 

 

Still getting problems with the trackpad. The trackpad works like a normal mouse, which is good, but I want multitouch like scrolling and zooming.

 

 

Can u get your elan trackpad work like multitouch ? Could u please explain how, and with files/kext I should install or delete ?

 

Thx !!

 

This is what I did as a work around. If you have an iPhone or iPad you can download TouchPad from Edovia, this turns ur iPhone/iPad into a multi touch trackpad. Zoom, 2 finger scroll and tap work, 3 Finger and 4 Finger swiping also works. They are updating the app to support all Lion gestures.

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Is there a setting in the Bios to use Discreet Graphics card only? That will disable the Optimus part which does not work in OSX for sure.

 

Sleep should work with a proper DSDT. My sister will be buying this and I am helping her put OSX Lion on it but I know for a fact Nvidia Optimus does not work on OSX but as long as I can change the setting in the Bios all is good.

 

Does anyone know what this setting is called?

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Is there a setting in the Bios to use Discreet Graphics card only? That will disable the Optimus part which does not work in OSX for sure.

 

Sleep should work with a proper DSDT. My sister will be buying this and I am helping her put OSX Lion on it but I know for a fact Nvidia Optimus does not work on OSX but as long as I can change the setting in the Bios all is good.

 

Does anyone know what this setting is called?

 

to my knowledge there is no such option in the bios. i looked and the bios for this laptop is rather limited. the integrated graphics works fine even thought the Nvidia card does not, only issues i have are no sleep which likely can b fixed with a DSDT but i'm to lazy to do so, multitouch/scrolling, trackpad only works as a mouse.

 

to my knowledge there is no such option in the bios. i looked and the bios for this laptop is rather limited. the integrated graphics works fine even thought the Nvidia card does not, only issues i have are no sleep which likely can b fixed with a DSDT but i'm to lazy to do so, multitouch/scrolling, trackpad only works as a mouse, also if you're laptop comes with the Intel Centrino Wireless N card you will have to find a wireless adapter that is compatible with Lion/SL.

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anyone using 10.6.8 with this laptop? with 10.6.8 here it reboots constantly (vanilla kernel, 10.6.8, sandybridge cpu i7-2630qm,hm65 chipset)

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to my knowledge there is no such option in the bios. i looked and the bios for this laptop is rather limited. the integrated graphics works fine even thought the Nvidia card does not, only issues i have are no sleep which likely can b fixed with a DSDT but i'm to lazy to do so, multitouch/scrolling, trackpad only works as a mouse.

 

 

I was told by Asus Technical support you can disable integrated graphics and enable the Nvidia Discreet Graphics BIOS unless he was thinking in Windows 7. I need to look into this.

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I was told by Asus Technical support you can disable integrated graphics and enable the Nvidia Discreet Graphics BIOS unless he was thinking in Windows 7. I need to look into this.

 

Well my particular laptop isn't the exact same as the posted one, however its the same family so they share similar hardware. Mine is the k53sv-xr1 has an q2630m i7 and nvidia gt540m graphics. The bioses should be very similar if not exactly the same. In my bios there are no options anywhere to disable the nvidia graphics card. Might be different though for different configurations.

 

Also you likely won't be able to use the nvidia graphics card, as far as i know, no one has had any luck getting hardware acceleration on the gt540m. I know one user tried to modify a next that allowed the gt520 series to work however it doesn't work on the 540s. The hd 3000 graphics works out of the box tho with Lion.

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Hi guys,

 

I have a related K53Sv model, SX047D (K53Sv-2410M-S4ENAN-SX047D) with the following hardware:

Intel HM65 Express Chipset

Intel Core i5-2410M (with Intel HD Graphics 3000)

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM

 

Did the following (tnx to popcornbag and tonymac project):

- Restore Snow Leopard retail 10.6.3 to flash drive of 8Gb (from MacOS on another PC)

- Burn [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to DVD

- Set the boot priority to DVD (to get into BIOS, hold F2)

- Put both [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] DVD and flash drive in the laptop and wait for them to load

- Select Snow Leopard Install DVD (in my case - restored DVD is on flash drive) then type the command "PCIRootUID=1" (it took long time to figure this out, I had always had kernel panic before), press enter

- Open Utilities/Disk Utility and divided drive to 3 partitions. Two of them format to MS-DOS (one for Windows 7, one for other data), third format with Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

- Install Snow Leopard onto the third partition

- Once booted into Snow Leopard, I downloaded the 10.6.8 combo update and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].

- Open [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Install 10.6.8 update (DO NOT REBOOT when installer asks)

- In [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] select "[url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]", "system utilities", "Macbook 8,1 system difinitions", "PCI ROOT ID fix" (that's for the problem above), "instant menu", "chameleon RC5 default" (exactly the same; btw, tried three times, first two I've got an error while installingm third was OK)

- Reboot

 

And everything seemed going fine but here I've got two problems:

 

1. Booting from HDD I always have:

boot0: GPT

boot0: test

boot0: test

boot0: error

boot0: GPT

boot0: test

boot0: test

boot0: error

 

Partition of MacOS is primary, active. HDD is 640GB, not 1.5TB or 2. What could you advise?

 

2. I can successfully boot from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] DVD only but with -x key, otherwise, I've got white screen or half of screen in rainbows. It came after running [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], not DSDT), before [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] I was able to load it in normal mode (I mean first launch)!

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

P.S. I'll post all my experience later in very precise details, after successful final.

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Booting from HDD I always have:

boot0: GPT

boot0: test

boot0: test

boot0: error

boot0: GPT

boot0: test

boot0: test

boot0: error

 

Partition of MacOS is primary, active. HDD is 640GB, not 1.5TB or 2. What could you advise?

 

What brand is the harddrive? Do you know what size of sectors it has? Older HDD's have a sector of 512 byte while many newer and bigger drives have a sector of 4096 byte (4k). Chameleon (and other bootloaders made from it such as Chimera) have trouble installing to these drives because of the new sector size. See here.

 

I have an Asus K53SC wich has a 500 GB Western Digital wich is affected by this. I have had to install Chimera to a USB memorystick and set the computer to boot from that instead until someone fixes this problem in the chameleon sourcecode.

I recommend getting something tiny like the Verbatim Store N Go wich I use.

 

I'm not sure that is your problem for sure, but it sounds like it could be.

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What brand is the harddrive? Do you know what size of sectors it has? Older HDD's have a sector of 512 byte while many newer and bigger drives have a sector of 4096 byte (4k). Chameleon (and other bootloaders made from it such as Chimera) have trouble installing to these drives because of the new sector size. See here.

 

...

 

Thank you very much for your response! The brand is Hitachi and according to its official website, sector size is "old", 512 byte (the model is HTS547564A9E384): http://www.hitachigst.com/internal-drives/...ravelstar-5k750

 

Maybe I should try Chameleon instead of Chimera, which was installed automatically by [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]?

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Thank you very much for your response! The brand is Hitachi and according to its official website, sector size is "old", 512 byte (the model is HTS547564A9E384): http://www.hitachigst.com/internal-drives/...ravelstar-5k750

 

Maybe I should try Chameleon instead of Chimera, which was installed automatically by [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]?

 

It says in the description that it uses "Advanced Format:

Advanced Format increases the physical sector size on hard drives from 512 bytes to 4096 (4K) bytes, which increases drive capacities and improves error correction capabilities.

The "512e" that the stats show means that it is only emulating 512 byte sectors.

So it appears to be the 4k sector bug you are experiencing.

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It says in the description that it uses "Advanced Format:

 

The "512e" that the stats show means that it is only emulating 512 byte sectors.

So it appears to be the 4k sector bug you are experiencing.

 

How do you think, is there any way (utility or tool of manufacturer, I don't know) to limit sector size and doesn't it sound stupid?

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How do you think, is there any way (utility or tool of manufacturer, I don't know) to limit sector size and doesn't it sound stupid?

 

No, you can't do something like that. Sector size is set in the hardware and you can't change it.

You can read more about it here:

Western Digital’s Advanced Format: The 4K Sector Transition Begins

4K Sector Hard Drive Primer

Are you ready for 4k sector drives?

 

All you can do is wait for someone to fix this in the chameleon sourcecode, it seems.

Some people say they have managed to install it manually in safe mode, but I have tried in every way and never got it working.

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All you can do is wait for someone to fix this in the chameleon sourcecode, it seems.

 

I hope so.

 

Some people say they have managed to install it manually in safe mode, but I have tried in every way and never got it working.

 

Yes, I saw some solutions like this:

"Anyway, my solution was to keep on copying boot1h till it stays. Read that thread you mentioned and give it a try

...

 

Go to the folder where chameleon files are:

cd /path_to_the_i386_folder

 

Check if the boot1h file is still where it should:

dd if=/dev/rdiskXsY of=somefile1h bs=512 count=2

 

If somefile1h is empty run this again:

dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdiskXsY"

 

I don't know where on Earth is this boot1h file and I don't know the path to i386 folder.

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I don't know where on Earth is this boot1h file and I don't know the path to i386 folder.

The boot1h file is inside of the i386 file wich you either get by unpacking the chameleon/chimera .pkg or compiling them from their sourcecode. You can find more about doing this if you google it.

I've already tried it though and for me it seems to be a no go. As far as I can see the boot1h seems to have stuck to the drive but simply won't load properly.

If you'd like to I can upload the extracted folder here for you to try.

 

On another note... I have an Asus K53SC which have a blue USB 3.0 port wich I can't get working in OSX. OSX Immediatly shuts it down at boot because it uses too much power. I believe this is caused by it supporting Asus "Ai Charging" feature for faster charging of the iPhone for example.

Anyone have any fixes for this?

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I've already tried it though and for me it seems to be a no go. As far as I can see the boot1h seems to have stuck to the drive but simply won't load properly.

 

Maybe we should write to Chimera/Chameleon developers and ask about this problem. At least to know, do they plan adding of 4Kb support at all? Wait or not wait?

 

If you'd like to I can upload the extracted folder here for you to try.

 

It would be great, but could you please also attach a little instruction of what I will have to do after downloading the extracted folder?

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What brand is the harddrive? Do you know what size of sectors it has? Older HDD's have a sector of 512 byte while many newer and bigger drives have a sector of 4096 byte (4k). Chameleon (and other bootloaders made from it such as Chimera) have trouble installing to these drives because of the new sector size. See here.

 

I have an Asus K53SC wich has a 500 GB Western Digital wich is affected by this. I have had to install Chimera to a USB memorystick and set the computer to boot from that instead until someone fixes this problem in the chameleon sourcecode.

I recommend getting something tiny like the Verbatim Store N Go wich I use.

 

I'm not sure that is your problem for sure, but it sounds like it could be.

 

I have the new sector size as well and I was able to get my drive to boot chameleon by installing it to the EFI !! Works for now until Chameleon eventually supports the newer Advanced Formated drives 512E (4k sectors)

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Hello to everybody! I hope you can help me with some questions I have.

 

I recently bought an Asus A53s (k53sv family, and basically the same computer: same processor and graphic card, 4gb of ram) and I'm thinking about installing mac os on it. This is my first hackintosh experience, so i have some questions:

 

1- acording to what I read in this post, the process is basically installing snow leopard first, and then upgrading it to Lion, which has to be bought as an upgrade in the apple store. Is this correct? If so, there is not another way to installing without having to pay ? (or just keeping snow leopard). This is just a trial and I don't know whether or not I'll keep using mac os, so i wouldn't like to pay for it before trying.

 

2- Right now, I have both Fedora and Windows 7 installed in my drive. Will I be able to keep them? (I mean keeping them like they are now, without having to erase them and then installing them again. Im specially worried about win7 because my copy is original but I dont have an installation DVD, so if I erase it I'll loose my original copy). I have free disk space to create partitions if needed.

 

3 - The bootloader is going to be able to run my 3 OS, or I will need to install grub later and configure it manually?

 

4- Will I be able to keep my data in at least one partition without fear of that partition being destroyed? Or will i need to backup everything in every partition on my HDD?

 

5 - When I install linux distros, I usually create an install USB. Is it possible to do this with mac os retail DVD, to avoid burning discs? (this last question is not very important, but I don't loose anything asking).

 

Thanks to everyone in advance :)

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    • I've commited the actual code, later I'll make it as first example. Taken from edk2, I'm making this to work with: struct EDID_BLOCK { var Header : [UInt8] = [UInt8](repeating: 0, count: 8) //EDID header "00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00" var ManufactureName : UInt16 = 0 //EISA 3-character ID var ProductCode : UInt16 = 0 //Vendor assigned code var SerialNumber : UInt32 = 0 //32-bit serial number var WeekOfManufacture : UInt8 = 0 //Week number var YearOfManufacture : UInt8 = 0 //Year var EdidVersion : UInt8 = 0 //EDID Structure Version var EdidRevision : UInt8 = 0 //EDID Structure Revision var VideoInputDefinition : UInt8 = 0 var MaxHorizontalImageSize : UInt8 = 0 //cm var MaxVerticalImageSize : UInt8 = 0 //cm var DisplayTransferCharacteristic : UInt8 = 0 var FeatureSupport : UInt8 = 0 var RedGreenLowBits : UInt8 = 0 //Rx1 Rx0 Ry1 Ry0 Gx1 Gx0 Gy1Gy0 var BlueWhiteLowBits : UInt8 = 0 //Bx1 Bx0 By1 By0 Wx1 Wx0 Wy1 Wy0 var RedX : UInt8 = 0 //Red-x Bits 9 - 2 var RedY : UInt8 = 0 //Red-y Bits 9 - 2 var GreenX : UInt8 = 0 //Green-x Bits 9 - 2 var GreenY : UInt8 = 0 //Green-y Bits 9 - 2 var BlueX : UInt8 = 0 //Blue-x Bits 9 - 2 var BlueY : UInt8 = 0 //Blue-y Bits 9 - 2 var WhiteX : UInt8 = 0 //White-x Bits 9 - 2 var WhiteY : UInt8 = 0 //White-x Bits 9 - 2 var EstablishedTimings : [UInt8] = [UInt8](repeating: 0, count: 3) var StandardTimingIdentification : [UInt8] = [UInt8](repeating: 0, count: 16) var DetailedTimingDescriptions : [UInt8] = [UInt8](repeating: 0, count: 72) var ExtensionFlag : UInt8 = 0 //Number of (optional) 128-byte EDID extension blocks to follow var Checksum : UInt8 = 0 } typealias EDID = EDID_BLOCK ...let you know
    • Wrong    No need to connect any TB device before booting the system. The TBEX 3 get's fully automatically initialised and implemented by OSX as soon a TB or TB XHC USB device will be connected to the already operational macOS system.   >>> https://youtu.be/JSNp75UOfq4 <<<   Give it a try with my SSDT-X299-iMacPro.aml properly adapted to your system    Full TB Hot Plug Functionality!    Maybe you also need an update to SMBIOS iMacPro1,1 in addition?   Cheers,   KGP
    • Hi @KGP-iMacPro, finally after more than a month some progress! Unfortunately this is not the definitive answer, but it poses other questions.
      What I did not say yesterday, is that once the THB_C cable is removed the Thunderbolt PCI card is not loaded by the system at startup. But if I have a device connected and turned on before boot the PCI card is recognized and loaded correctly, but not only, in this way you have the hotplug of all devices! To make it work, add "PCI-Thunderbolt One" to PXSX/BR1A. It works either with Arbitrary inject or with _DSM method on SSDT (better because the devices can be implemented on the PCI system info).   I use a Thunderbolt dock that turns on when I turn on the computer (to be precise, since I use Fix Shutdown, never turns off like my USB devices), and then the Thunderbolt PCI card is charged every time the computer is started and all the devices after the dock are hotpluggable.   Based on the original Apple SSDT of an iMac18,3, I realized this: SSDT-TB3 V3.zip (Updated version)
      However I do not know if it works correctly on both Thunderbolt ports and USB-C devices. I will do some more tests when we have the final solution.

      Obviously as I said, this is not a solution, but it makes clear that the problems with the hotplug derive from the functions that add the THB_C cable, so we are faced with two ways:
      1- Finding the way to make the PCI card load from the system even without a connected THB_C cable
      2- Understand what features this cable provides and whether it can be found in ACPI paths to include it in the SSDT    
    • Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.3 USB Installer Boot Into USB DIrectly Enter Exit Option Menu. Clover Boot Menu Not Showing. Plz Help .................     My System Specification :

      CPU : Core i5 6400
      MB : Asus H110M-CS
      RAM : 8GB DDR 4
      HDD : WD 1TB For Windows And WD 500 GB For Hackintosh
      Bootloader : Clover
    • I think I found a way to use an nvidia helper card... On the internet they say if you cut the end of the PCI-e x1 slot, an x16 PCI-e video card will work in it. I have an 8600gt which works OOB in high sierra, but I'm not sure if I can set it as primary since in bios I have only PEG/PCI or PCI/PEG primary video. Maybe I can set it as primary from DSDT or clover?
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