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Original Post (Italian) : http://www.insanelym...l-dire-vanilla/

 

Generally speaking, we say something is Vanilla when it's as "pure" as its producer did in computing world. (The term Vanilla is mainly used in an unix environment to indicate that the Kernel is without any modifications) Regardless of the fact that it's really difficult to have a hardware which is 100% compatible with the operating systems from Apple(AKA OS X or Mac ), so we use the word "Vanilla" to describe that the kernel of the operating system is pure. And here are some examples:

 

- Let's say I have a real Macintosh: I have a system 100% Vanilla .. Why ?

For the simple fact that the hardware is fully compatible, and therefore the software (Kernel, Kext, Applications) did not require modification (in other words patch).

 

- I have a Intel Hackintosh: I have a system almost 100% Vanilla .. Why ?

The reasons may be due to the fact that even though some minor changes to the software (and its various components ) need to be made.

 

- I have a AMD Hackintosh:I would not have a Vanilla .. Why ?

The reasons are due to the fact that the Apple hardware does not provide support for AMD processors (currently only Intel and PPC),so it's impossible for us to use a Vanilla kernel.

 

What does "patch" mean?

It means that you have to make changes (eg to a Kext)

 

What does "binpatch" mean?

It means that you must make changes to the binaries (applications, generically commands)

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      cd downloads chmod +x CYI.tool ./CYI.tool Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5...
       

       
      Finally, those without a Mac/Hack to prepare the install media can purchase a retail Snow Leopard DVD directly from Apple and install OSX 10.6.3 on their virtual machines (Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion run quite happily in VirtualBox with 1 CPU, 1-2 GB of RAM and the rest of the settings unchanged from above).  Once you update by combo update to SL 10.6.8, you can directly download El Capitan from the App Store for free .
       

       
      UPDATE macOS Sierra 10.12 to 10.12.6: For macOS Sierra, use CSI.tool in post#51.
      UPDATE macOS High Sierra 17A365:  For macOS High Sierra, use CHSI.tool in post#73.
      UPDATE macOS Mojave 18A391:  For macOS Mojave or High Sierra, use macOS_iso_creator.tool on page 4 of thread.
       
      Good luck and enjoy
      CECI.tool.zip
      CYI.tool.zip
      CMI.tool.zip
    • By ITzTravelInTime
      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 :-)
       

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