Hello. I am often enquired about my Acer Aspire 8942G. So I decided to create a topic about this deal.
I use MBR and Mavericks is installed on the second hard disk, which have two partitions. One with Mavericks, the second with NTFS-partitions.
I prefer to install(restore) mac with the help of R-drive image under Windows. But it don't means that you must do so either. Do as you prefer
Note. Usually people start with Chameleon. You should use only two extra kexts, namely FakeSMC and NullCPUPowerManager for the first start.
And use these keys at the Chameleon -v -f GraohicsEnabler=No
Necessary kexts(patched kext and hackintosh kext
Note; S/L/E means System/Library/Extensions I have written it as it occasionally confuses the beginners
Note 2; you can find driver for LAN and sound from previous system here
Graphics, DSDT and FaakeSMC, AppleHDA
1) This patched Framebuffer we use
Personality: AlouattaConnectorInfo count in decimal: 4Disk offset in decimal 5913920000000 02 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 10 00 00 04 - LVDS0000010 00 04 00 00 04 07 00 00 00 00 00 00 12 04 01 02 - DP0000020 00 08 00 00 04 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 11 02 02 01 - HDMI0000030 10 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 03 03 – VGA0000040
Plus you have to use GraphicsInjector or the best solution as I think is VideoBios within DSDT. Only with this method, "Display Sleep" works(I've already give the DSDT with that)
2) My dsdt is big, and it start up many of the equipment. I think it is enough had so as to improve something else, as it were. But you can suggest to me some correction.
For instance, some optimization and so on
Note, if your Acer doesn't boot with my DSDT, than it happens you use a little bit another model with small distinction, For example another processor such as Core i5 instead of i7. It happens because the addressing differs from mine at one place of the DSDT,
Find and correct it, on your DSDT. If you encounter this problem, write about here if you cannot cope with that on you own.
PS I have the DSDT from Acer Asoire 8942G which has Core i5, but I don't lay it out because it is old a little and I should finish it in this case.
I attached correct the Fake for our laptops, it emulates not only SMC, AppleHDAHardwareConfigDriver and ApppleGraphicsPowerManager(correct id) are being put right as well.
It also detects many sensors by means of HWSensors, the other sensors I wasn't be able to make it as it is super very hard but possible. You can read this topic just for the interest
4) See here what patches what made for AppleHDA
Settings of bootloaders. Chameleon, XPC, bareBoot and Clover
You can find settings of bootloader at the folder Extra_files
Note; you must past your serial number. You can use Chameleon Wizaed for it.
Note 2; With Chameleon you should make patch of all kexts manually, in Clover and bareboot these patches are writhen at their settings in order to not repatch drivers after each update.
Though you must replace AppleSmartBatteryManager after each update
Note 3, As you can see at the XPC I use all patches except for Graphics patch. For some reasons, Graphics patch doesn't work at xpc. Hope that developer of this bootloader will solve the problem soon. As a consequence, I make patch of AMD5000Controller manually with the help of hexedit.
That we replace on
These two files are necessary for VoodooPS2Controller, and should be founded in indicated folders
Here is edid, you can use DisplayProductID or DisplayNergeNub, Although being together, they mustn't hinder each other.
See more exactly here
Strugle with out-of-work DVDPlayed caused by BatteryKext
1) Glimmer on LDVS
2) Pops durings waking up with AppleHDA, it happens only in Mavericks
3) VoodooSDHC no longer works completely, at the Mavericks. At the Mountain Lion, it works very buggy.
4) Small spam at the kernel log made by the SmartBattery.
5) Some indicators. Indicator of wifi doesn't work completely. Touchpad indicator can be only switched on/off under Windows.
Background: GPU passthru for ESXi has been broken since Mojave, I am trying to see if a combination of OpenCore and WhateverGreen can fix this.
System : Dell server with E5-2600 V3 series processors, ESXi 6.7u3, unlocker 3.0, AMD RX580 video card. As a baseline I configured passthru for a windows 10 guest and it works perfectly...
Step 1: Configure a Catalina 10.15.4 guest with passthru: system information lists the "display" adapter as a GPU on PCIe, correctly shows vendorID and board ID. Does not detect attached monitor and no video output.
Step2: Install OpenCore, Lilu, and WhateverGreen. System boots to OpenCore boot picker, after timeout or hitting enter the system boots to Catalina. System information now shows "Radeon RX 580" GPU on PCIe, but again does not detect attached monitor and no video output.
Step 3: enabled WhateverGreen debug output. See attached logs. Any help/pointers on what is going on wrong would be appreciated.
New here, I used to do macs but mainly PCs now. So please excuse my ignorance. Mac stores are closed in Arizona, My friend has a circa 2015 Macbook Pro. On startup, the line goes about halfway and then goes to a spinning icon that goes on and off. I did a disk repair and permissions , but it still does the same. So I tried to reload the OS, it says not found, apparently you cannot download Yosemite anymore. So, the rest of my machines are windows. Where do I get Yosemite and how can I build it on a Windows machine that I can have the Mac start up. Help please.
Simple steps to create macOS Installer for Vmware on Linux or Windows
This guide describes how you can create a Vmware image (vmdk) for installing macOS in Vmware. Most tutorials about this topic require an ISO installer file that was typically created in macOS or you have to download some preinstalled image file from unknown source. None of them are ideal. But if you follow the steps below, you will not need to access macOS and will use official and trusted sources.
First of all download gibMacOS from here and set up https://github.com/corpnewt/gibMacOS
Run the script to download the full macOS installer: on Linux:
Install qemu-img converter
on Linux (Debian or Ubuntu):
install qemu-tools package
on Windows use this installer: https://qemu.weilnetz.de/w64/
when you run the installer, it is enough to select the "tools" and "dll library".
Convert the downloaded BaseSystem.dmg to Vmware image
run the following commmand in that directory where BaseSystem.dmg was downloaded (somewhere here: gibMacOS-master/macOS Downloads/publicrelease/061-44387 - 10.15.3 macOS Catalina) on Linux:
qemu-img convert -O vmdk -o compat6 BaseSystem.dmg recovery.vmdk
c:\"Program Files"\qemu\qemu-img convert -O vmdk -o compat6 BaseSystem.dmg recovery.vmdk
Use the previously created image to install macOS in Vmware
I assume you have a patched and working Vmware already. If not, find another guide but in nutshell:
- confirm the VT-x is supported on your Intel machine (if you are on AMD you may not able to virtualize macOS or you need to do more work)
- install VMware Workstation or VMware Workstation Player (free for non-commercial use)
- use an unlocker to patch the Vmware to support macOS guest
currently this works well: https://github.com/BDisp/unlocker/
So when you are here you have a patched Vmware and a Vmware image (recovery.vmdk).
Run Vmware and create a new virtual machine by choosing macOS guest. But add another hard disk as well with selecting to use an existing virtual disk. Browse the recovery.vmdk. You will get a warning about the image is not in the latest format but choose to keep the existing format.
After you installed the macOS, install the vmware tools as well.
Tested on Windows 10 with macOS Catalina 10.15.3 in Vmware 15.5 Player