Jump to content
InsanelyMac Forum
rvxtm

How to add kexts to install USB drive ?

Recommended Posts

I have a question for some time, and i never found a answer, here is the problem, i need 4 kexts: my audio, lan and sata (icons fix) to work, and fakesmc.

 

Usualy i put this kexts in the /Extra/Extensions of the install USB (with the kernel patcher plugin for chameleon) but MacMan's "RealtekRTL81xx.kext" does not load when i boot the OS after install (for the first time) unless i put it in S/L/E from another install partition.

 

So my problem is how to insert this kexts directly into the install so that they are copied to S/L/E directly with the install, so when the system boots for the first time, it has the kexts.

 

And i've tried to copy the 4 kexts in S/L/E on the installer USB , but the installer does not copy them to the disk.

 

This is not a major inconvenience, but i would like to have LAN at the first boot so i can set up iCloud and all the stores there from the start.

 

 

Hope you guys understand my problem, not a native english speaker here so it may sound awkward.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement

I just can't believe none knows how to do a slipstream of the kexts in the installer of Mountain Lion or Lion. The info the liked page is outdated, from my knowdlege in the newest versions of OS X the "mkext" idea is outdated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can read the according man pages at "man kextutil" and find out how this is done.

 

I believe you would need to work with "-e, "-k", and "-r". Never tried it myself though, yet.

 

EDIT:

Alternatively you can place the required kext and all its dependencies into /E/E/.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hello

 

what be installed in is the packages.. the system in the installer is only to boot the instalattion..

 

good hack

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

E/E does not work corectly with all kexts ... The realtek lan kext will not load if placed in E/E (i know i need the kernelpatcher module with chameleon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any idea what dependencies does macman's lnx2mac realtek kext uses ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would suggest installing OSX on two different partitions of your HD. One would be a test partition and the other the main working partition. Install both from the USB installer. Boot into the Test install from the USB stick and add the necessary kexts into E/E and S/L/E. Obviously, you will not have internet, audio, etc on the Test partition at this boot. You can also install your desired kexts into the appropriate places on the Main partition.

 

Now when you boot into the Main partition you will have ethernet, audio, etc. when you do the setup. Once done you could delete the Test partition if desired.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Posts

    • It seems nice that chris1111 provided a patch, but I can't -- in good conscience -- download a random binary file from github and run it on my system.    What is so proprietary about his patch that he can't include source? I think I'll wait until the updated driver comes out before I update...  Does anyone know where to look for updates to the webdriver from Nvidia? I've ever found a page that lists them, just links to the actual files to download, and that root is not 'browsable'. I'd like to monitor that site to see when a version is updated for the 17E202 build. Once that is released, I can update OSX and should be fine.  
    • hey MaLd0n  It's been a while since I used clover, so a lot of things went rusty. Can you please look at my setup and guide/help what should be done next?  https://fex.net/354949878474?fileId=441517695   Current setup:  GA-Z97X-UD3H Xeon e3 1245v3  Msi GTX 1050ti Gaming X
    • Hi @fabiosun and thank's for your patience with an old and stubborn man.   I am 100 % sure that my MSR 0xE2 register is unlocked thank's to you.   My system is 100% stable and I haven't had one kp with this configuration in the last two weeks.    I'm now running without TSCAdjustReseat.kext and I can't se any issues in performance with or without that kext. What I however can se is that the amount of total energy consumed during the test-cycle are 10 times higher without the kext (three times Cinebench CPU and two times Luxmark open CL) as you can see in the output from my AppleIntelInfo.kext attached in my earlier post.   I have tested running Cinebench five times in a row with or without TSC kext and have exactly the same performance (see attached files). Temperature is not a problem at all.   Everything seems to be fine so I guess I have to wait and see if upcoming 10.13.5 maybe recognise Intel Xeon w series processor as native.     
    • Tried with HPET enabled and disabled so I don't think it's that. I'd tried with bus ratio before to no effect but wouldn't hurt to try again. The clock runs at the correct speed.
    • could be an HPET / TSC Sync issue. does your system clock slow down or run faster then it should. also check cpu and buss ratios.


×