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Thank you for the great job but doesn't work attached to a samsung tv, is there a workaround for TV monitors?

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I've installed this and Lilu.kext to /Library/Extensions/ using KCPM Utility Pro, rebooted, and they are visible in kextstat. However the Night Shift tab doesn't appear in System Preferences, even though the toggle is visible in Notification Manager.

 

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I've installed this and Lilu.kext to /Library/Extensions/ using KCPM Utility Pro, rebooted, and they are visible in kextstat. However the Night Shift tab doesn't appear in System Preferences, even though the toggle is visible in Notification Manager.

 

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^ same here

 

Hi! Version 2.1 should fix your issue. Thanks for your support. :)

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Hello!

With NightShiftUnlocker.kext in case of the High Sierra updating falls in a panic.

And the system with it normally boots

Can confirm this behavior: with NightShiftUnlocker I got kernel panic when booting the High Sierra installer, but it can boot normally to the OS. I'm trying to update from High Sierra GM to the official release and I had to remove the kext from Clover/Kexts/Other.

 

Is there a boot flag we can use?? or something to prevent from loading on the installer?

 

Cheers!

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Can confirm this behavior: with NightShiftUnlocker I got kernel panic when booting the High Sierra installer, but it can boot normally to the OS. I'm trying to update from High Sierra GM to the official release and I had to remove the kext from Clover/Kexts/Other.

 

Is there a boot flag we can use?? or something to prevent from loading on the installer?

 

Cheers!

Hi,

 

I just upgraded to macOS High Sierra. I will update the code to prevent it from loading during the installation soon.

 

Thanks for your reply and support.

 

Cheers,

FireWolf

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No, thenthank you for such an amazing kext.

 

I now realize that I can force lilu off and thus all the plugins on the installer via a boot arg. Then use lilu normally on a working system.

 

It would be amazing when you update the app and does this normally.

 

I was used to do the hex edit con Corebrightness.framework everytime a new Public Beta came up. This kext makes this process a LOT mot easier.

 

I don't know how to thank you enough.

 

Cheers!

 

EDIT: I meant thank you.

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Works fine here too  :D

 

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As of the KP issue on install: this also happens when booting the recovery partition. NightShiftUnlocker can be disabled with bootarg -nsuoff, so as a workaround I've created custom osxinstall boot entries with -nsuoff as an additional arg

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Thanks.  :thumbsup_anim:

I now have nightshift on my SandyBridge HD3000 Acer 4830T (a.k.a MacBook Pro 8,1).

Used NSUnlocker 2.1 and Lilu 1.1.7

 

Edit: Currently running macOS 10.12.6

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Works fine here too  :D

 

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As of the KP issue on install: this also happens when booting the recovery partition. NightShiftUnlocker can be disabled with bootarg -nsuoff, so as a workaround I've created custom osxinstall boot entries with -nsuoff as an additional arg

 

 

That's the arg I was trying to find!

 

I did remove the kext, upgraded to HS and reinstalled the kext. I could have used -liluoff, too because the other plugin I use is AppleALC and wasn't needed to use the installer/recovery. But now I now.

 

However, it would be fine if the plugin prevents itself from loading on recovery/installers automagically.

 

Cheers!

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Hi,

 

I just upgraded to macOS High Sierra. I will update the code to prevent it from loading during the installation soon.

 

Thanks for your reply and support.

 

Cheers,

FireWolf

I want to add. The same problem with Recovery

Thank you for work!

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Now that Lilu 1.2.0 is out, NightShiftUnlocker doesn't work for me :(

 

I'm hoping this great dev would come out with something amazing.

 

Cheers!

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@AustereJ,

 

All OK here on my desktop (GA-P55aUD3/Intel i5-750/ATI HD 5770), running High Sierra 10.13.1Beta (17B35a).  Using iMac11,3 SMBIOS and with Lilu v1.2.0 & NightShiftUnlocker v2.2 loaded....

 

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Can confirm this behavior: with NightShiftUnlocker I got kernel panic when booting the High Sierra installer, but it can boot normally to the OS. I'm trying to update from High Sierra GM to the official release and I had to remove the kext from Clover/Kexts/Other.

Now, no problems, even if you inject Lilu v1.2.0+NSU v2.2 from Clover /Kexts/10.13 folder when booting into Recovery or Installer.  My boot.log...

 

 

 


61:045  0:000  Loading boot.efi  status=Success
61:398  0:353   Booter DevicePath: PcieRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1F,0x2)/Sata(0x5,0x0,0x0)/HD(4,GPT,CE5631EB-9997-40A5-9297-F83D648D2C91,0xCED12F8,0x135F20)/\com.apple.recovery.boot\boot.efi
61:398  0:000   Booter LoaderPath: \com.apple.recovery.boot\boot.efi
61:398  0:000  GetOSVersion: 'OSVersion1: 10.13' 'Installer: no' 'OSVersion2: 10.13' 10.13 (17A405)
FSInjectionInstall ...
- Our FSI_SIMPLE_FILE_SYSTEM_PROTOCOL installed on handle: DCD91A18
61:417  0:000  Use origin smbios table type 1 guid.
61:418  0:000  Preparing kexts injection for arch=x86_64 from EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other
61:418  0:000  Extra kext: EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other\RealtekRTL8111.kext
61:487  0:069  Extra kext: EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other\FakeSMC.kext
61:537  0:050    |-- PlugIn kext: EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other\FakeSMC.kext\Contents\PlugIns\IntelCPUMonitor.kext
61:566  0:028    |-- PlugIn kext: EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other\FakeSMC.kext\Contents\PlugIns\HWInfo.kext
61:566  0:000  Preparing kexts injection for arch=x86_64 from EFI\CLOVER\kexts\10.13
61:566  0:000  Extra kext: EFI\CLOVER\kexts\10.13\NightShiftUnlocker.kext
61:609  0:042  Extra kext: EFI\CLOVER\kexts\10.13\Lilu.kext

 

 

 

Thanks for your efforts  :).

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      3. Instructions
      Dump your kernel log and you should also be able to see something simillar to lines below.
       
      // When you insert the HDMI 2.0 cable igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB0] called with controller at 0xffffff81a8680000 and framebuffer at 0xffffff81a868c000. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB0] No LSPCON chip associated with this framebuffer. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB0] Will call the original method. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB0] Returns 0x0. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] called with controller at 0xffffff81a8680000 and framebuffer at 0xffffff81a869a000. igfx @ (DBG) SC:   LSPCON::probe() DInfo: [FB2] Found the LSPCON adapter: Parade PS1750. igfx @ (DBG) SC:   LSPCON::probe() DInfo: [FB2] The current adapter mode is Level Shifter (DP++ to HDMI 1.4). igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] LSPCON driver has detected the onboard chip successfully. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] LSPCON driver has been initialized successfully. igfx @ (DBG) SC: LSPCON::getMode() DInfo: [FB2] The current mode value is 0x00. igfx @ (DBG) SC: LSPCON::getMode() DInfo: [FB2] The current mode value is 0x00. igfx @ (DBG) SC: LSPCON::getMode() DInfo: [FB2] The current mode value is 0x00. igfx @ (DBG) SC: LSPCON::getMode() DInfo: [FB2] The current mode value is 0x01. igfx @ (DBG) SC: LSPCON::setMode() DInfo: [FB2] The new mode is now effective. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] The adapter is running in preferred mode [Protocol Converter (DP++ to HDMI 2.0)]. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] Will call the original method. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] Returns 0x0. // When you remove the HDMI 2.0 cable igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB0] called with controller at 0xffffff81a8680000 and framebuffer at 0xffffff81a868c000. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB0] No LSPCON chip associated with this framebuffer. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB0] Will call the original method. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB0] Returns 0x0. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] called with controller at 0xffffff81a8680000 and framebuffer at 0xffffff81a869a000. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] LSPCON driver (at 0xffffff802ba3afe0) has already been initialized for this framebuffer. igfx @ (DBG) SC: LSPCON::setModeIfNecessary() DInfo: [FB2] The adapter is already running in Protocol Converter (DP++ to HDMI 2.0) mode. No need to update. igfx @ (DBG) SC: LSPCON::wakeUpNativeAUX() DInfo: [FB2] The native AUX channel is up. DPCD Rev = 0x12. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] Will call the original method. igfx @ (DBG) SC:     GetDPCDInfo() DInfo: [FB2] Returns 0x0. Additionally, you can find these properties injected by the driver under the corresponding framebuffer.
      (Only available in DEBUG version)
       
      fw-framebuffer-has-lspcon indicates whether the onboard LSPCON adapter exists or not.
      fw-framebuffer-preferred-lspcon-mode indicates the preferred adapter mode. 1 is PCON, and 0 is LS.
       
      Debug Output
      To get debug output from Lilu use the -liludbgall liludump=60 boot flags. You will need to compile Lilu and WhateverGreen as debug for both of these flags to work. Log files should be located at /var/log/Lilu_*.
       
      To view debug paste the following into Terminal (weglog.txt will output to your home directory):
      log show --predicate 'process == "kernel" AND (eventMessage CONTAINS "WhateverGreen" OR eventMessage CONTAINS "Lilu")' --style syslog --source --last boot >weglog.txt Getting Help

      To help the users of this forum diagnose issues with your configuration please generate a Lilu debug log and then run gen_debug.sh to generate a folder of debug files you can attach to a forum post requesting help.

      Credits
      - vit9696 and lvs1974 for WhateverGreen (Full Credits) and Lilu (Full Credits)
      - Andrey1970 for his guide on applelife.ru
      - RehabMan for all data patching method, ioreg framebuffer dump and other contributions
       


    • By fusion71au
      Run Vanilla OS X El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave in VirtualBox 5.x.x on a Windows Host
      Following on from my previous guide on how to create a VMware virtual machine running Vanilla OS X El Capitan in Windows, I’ve decided to write a similar guide for creating a VirtualBox El Capitan VM. 
       
      The virtual machine should be useful for testing El Capitan and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh.
       
      There are other tutorials and videos on the net about running OS X on Windows machines using pre-made VMDK disk images but you can never guarantee what else is in there….
       
      I’ve gathered info for this guide from several threads in the Multibooting and Virtualisation section of this forum and also the wider internet eg
       
      @colt2 HOW TO: Create a bootable El Capitan ISO for VMware
      @dsmccombs comment on faking Ivybridge Processor
      @E:V:A http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=55572430&postcount=6
      @Tech Reviews video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7X07U63lwg.
      VirtualBox Forum: Status of OSX on OSX
       
      Requirements
         Intel PC with four or more CPU cores running Windows 7 X64 or later OS (2 or more cores needed for OS X)    4GB or more RAM (2GB or more will be needed for OS X)    Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine    Oracle VM VirtualBox v 5.0.34    Install OS X El Capitan app and Mac or Hack to prepare installation iso <-- Now, no longer necessary to have previous access to a Mac or Hack by building the Installer.app from scratch - see post#75    16GB or larger exFAT formatted USB stick to transfer El Capitan iso from Mac/Hack to Host PC  
      Prepare Installation ISO on your Mac or Hack
      1.  On your Mac or Hack, download "Install OS X El Capitan.app" from the App Store into your Applications folder.
      2.  Download and unzip the CECI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes.  Note: you will need approx 16GB of free space on your hard disk for the script to complete.
       
       
       
      3.  Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script:
      cd downloads chmod +x CECI.tool ./CECI.tool 4.  At the end of the process, you will have an El Capitan iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later.
       
       
      Create an El Capitan Virtual Machine in VirtualBox
      1.  Open the VirtualBox program and click the "New" button to create a new VM.
       

       
      2.  Select Mac OS X and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64 -bit) for Operating System type and version.  I named my Virtual Machine "El_Capitan", then clicked next...
       

       
      3.  Leave the Memory size at the recommended 2048 MB, then click next.
       

       
      4.  Choose to "Create a virtual hard disk now", then click the create button.
       

       
      5.  For the hard disk file type, the default is VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) but I have selected VMDK for inter-operability with VMWare.  Click next...
       

       
      6.  For Storage on physical hard disk, I have chosen the default Dynamically allocated (grows larger to a set limit as you need more disk space).
       

       
      7.  On the File location and size screen, you can set the location of the new virtual hard disk and its size - I recommend changing disk size to 40GB or larger.  When you click the create button, you will now see your new VM in the VirtualBox main GUI.
       

       
      8.  Click the settings button on the Main Menu to tweak a few settings....
         a.  On the System/Motherboard tab in Boot Order, you can uncheck the Floppy Drive (who has these now?)
       

       
         b.  On the System/Processor tab, you can increase the allocated CPU cores to 2
       

       
         c.  On the Display tab, you can increase the allocated Video Memory to 128MB
       

       
         d.  On the Storage tab, click on the icon of the Optical Drive and select "Choose Virtual Optical Disk File". 
       

       
      Navigate and select the El Capitan ISO we created earlier...
       

       
         e.  Click the OK button to finalise the VM settings.
       
       
      Patch El Capitan vbox configuration file with DMI Settings from a Mac
      1.  From the start menu, type cmd and click run as administrator to open an administrative command prompt. 
       

       
      2.  Choose a Mac Model similar to your host system, then type the following lines, followed by <enter>  after each line.  Make sure you first close all VirtualBox Windows and the VirtualBox program, otherwise any changes you make won't stick...
       
      Eg iMac11,3
      cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F2238BAE" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 MacBookPro11,3
      cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "MacBookPro11,3" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 Macmini6,2
      cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "Macmini6,2" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F65AE981FFA204ED" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1 3.  Optional- For some host systems eg those with Haswell and newer CPUs, you might have to spoof an older CPU to avoid VirtualBox errors.  You can try from one of the following if this happens:

      To spoof Lynnfield i5 750 CPU
      VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 06100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff To spoof IvyBridge CPU
      VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 04100800 7fbae3ff bfebfbff or
      VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 00020800 80000201 178bfbff 4.  Close the command prompt window.
       
       
      Installation of El Capitan
      We are now ready to start the El_Capitan Virtual Machine....
       



       
      Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer:
      1.  Select language, agree to legal terms
       

       
      2.  Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended.  I named my drive "Macintosh HD" but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan.
       

       
      3.  Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on.
      4.  After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete.  At this point, unmount the El Capitan ISO by clicking the Devices menu from the VM window, click Optical Drives, then choose Remove disk from virtual drive.  The VM is now ready to reboot into OS X from the virtual hard drive.
      5.  At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout.  You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish…
      6.  Create a User Account and select your Time Zone.  You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple….
      7.  Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop.
       

       
      8.  Network/internet and audio should work OOB but on my system, the sounds were distorted.  Unfortunately, there is no QE/CI and the VM resolution will be fixed without the ability to dynamically resize the VM window (no VirtualBox additions for OS X guests atm). 
       
       
      Customization with VBoxManage
      1.  You can change the default resolution of 1024*768 (after shutting down the VM) with the VBoxManage command from the Windows Administrative Command Prompt:
      cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode N (Where N can be one of 0,1,2,3,4,5) referring to the 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1920x1200 screen resolution respectively.
       
      Update:  For VirtualBox 5.2.x, the command for changing screen resolution has changed...
       
      VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution XxY (where X=Horizontal screen resolution, Y=Vertical screen resolution)
      eg
      VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1280x1024 2.  Adding serials and other SMBIOS details for the System Information Screen
      VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemSerial" "W8#######B6" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardSerial" "W8#########1A" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor" "Apple Inc." VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemFamily" "iMac" VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion" "IM112.0057.03B" A listing of known issues with Mac OS X guests can be found in the VirtualBox Manual - link https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch14.html.
       
      Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite, Snow Leopard from Retail DVD
      The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite .  Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware.
       
      With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie
       
      To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop
      cd downloads chmod +x CMI.tool ./CMI.tool To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop
      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.
      UPDATE macOS Catalina Beta DP3_19A501i:  For Catalina, @jpz4085 has made an automated batch file to create a Catalina VM in Windows with iMac 14,2 SMBIOS.  You can still use my macOS_iso_creator.tool on page 5 to make an installer ISO to attach to the VM.
       
       
       
      Good luck and enjoy
      CECI.tool.zip
      CYI.tool.zip
      CMI.tool.zip
    • By monw3d
      hey everybody
       
      as title said lilu causing very long boot 5-6 mins on SSD
      my EFI is up to date and set properly, only usb3 not working looking for kext
       
      OS 10.14.5
      my mobo p61a-d3 with i5 2400
      when -liluoff is used bood time is under 30 seconds
       
      i have tried lilu 1.2.6 to 1.3.3 same results
       
      how can i get lilu bootlog?
      i dont know how to solve this problem
       
      edit - usb3 fixed and working
    • By fusion71au
      Run Vanilla OS X El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave in VMware Workstation on a Windows Host
       
      I wanted to make a simple guide on how to create a vanilla OS X El Capitan virtual machine running on a Windows host.  The virtual machine should be useful for testing El Capitan and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh.
       
      There are many guides and videos on the net about running OS X on Windows machines using pre-made VMWare disk images but you can never guarantee what else is in there….
       
      I’ve gathered info for this guide from various threads in the Multibooting and Virtualisation section of this forum eg
       
      Workstation 11/12, Player 7/12, Fusion 7/8 and ESXi 6 Mac OS X Unlocker 2 by @Donk How to Install OS X 10.x from Snow Leopard to El Capitan in VMware Workstation 10/12, Player 6/8 or ESXi 5/6 by @MSOK HOW TO: Create a bootable El Capitan ISO for VMware Credit and thanks to @Donk, @Albert Nietsnie and @MSOK for all their hard work in creating and testing the VMware Unlocker program.
       
      Requirements
      Intel PC with four or more CPU cores running Windows 7 X64 or later OS (2 or more cores needed for OS X) 4GB or more RAM (2GB or more will be needed for OS X) Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine VMware Workstation 12 or later VMware Unlocker 2.0.7 or later Install OS X El Capitan app and Mac or Hack to prepare installation iso <-- Now, no longer necessary to have previous access to a Mac or Hack by building the Installer.app from scratch - see post#41 16GB or larger exFAT formatted USB stick to transfer El Capitan iso from Mac/Hack to Host PC Prepare Installation ISO on your Mac or Hack
      1.  On your Mac or Hack, download "Install OS X El Capitan.app" from the App Store into your Applications folder.
      2.  Unmount any attached install image/InstallESD.dmg (if currently mounted) by rebooting the system or running the hdiutil unmount command in terminal eg
       
      3.  Download and unzip the CECI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes….
       
       
       
      4.  Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script:
      cd downloads chmod +x CECI.tool ./CECI.tool 5.  At the end of the process, you will have an El Capitan iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later.
       
      Updates:
      @shela has created an ISO generating script compatible with OS X 10.6-10.12: create_osx_iso post #362.
      See post#30 for macOS_iso_cim.tool script to create ISO for macOS 10.13+ using Apple's createinstallmedia utility.
       
      Install and Patch VMware Workstation 12 on your PC
      1.  Download and install VMWare Workstation Player 12 or later
      2.  Download and extract Unlocker 2.0.7 or later to your USB stick…
      3.  Run the win-install.cmd as administrator by right clicking the file in Windows explorer or run it from an Administrative Command Prompt.
       



       
      Create an El Capitan Virtual Machine
      1.  Double click on the VMware Workstation 12 Player icon on your desktop and click “Create a New Virtual Machine”.  Choose “I will install the operating system later” at the How will you install screen….
       

      2.  Select Apple Mac OS X as the Guest operating system and OS X 10.11 as the version.  By default, an OS X 10.11 folder will be created in your Documents\Virtual Machines folder.
       


      3.  Under Specify Disk Capacity, you can leave the default 40GB or set a larger value.  I personally store the virtual disk as a single file.  Click Finish and you will see OS X 10.11 on the Main Screen of Workstation 12.
       


      4.  Next, we need to edit the virtual machine settings to map the virtual SATA CD/DVD drive to the El Capitan installation iso we created earlier.
       


       
      5.  To prevent the virtual machine from crashing in Windows, the virtualHW.version set in the vmx configuration file needs to be changed from 12 to 10 (alternatively, the line smc.version = "0" can be added to the file).  The OS X 10.11.vmx file can be edited with the WordPad program (navigate to the OS X 10.11 virtual machine folder with Windows Explorer and right click on the file to open in WordPad).
       


       
      6.  For HW10, set USB compatibility to USB 2.0, otherwise your mouse and keyboard might not work in the virtual machine.
       

      7.  Finally click “Play virtual machine”
       

      Installation of El Capitan
      Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer:
      1.  Select language, agree to legal terms
       

      2.  Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended.  I’ve named the drive Macintosh HD but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan.
       



      3.  Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on.
       

      4.  After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete and the VM will automatically reboot…
       

      5.  At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout.  You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish…
       


      6.  Create a User Account and select your Time Zone.  You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple….
       


      7.  Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop.  You should eject the Installation iso now by right clicking and selecting “Eject OS X Base System”.  This will allow you to install VMware Tools….
       



      8.  After rebooting, the VM can now be resized or run at full screen resolution.  Audio and network/internet should also work OOB.
       

       
      SMBIOS Customization and iMessage Vars
      To make the Virtual Machine more "Mac like", you can edit the vmx file to add unique identifiers from a real Mac's SMBIOS -
      eg for an iMac 11,3 SMBIOS, you can enter the following lines....
      smbios.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id.reflectHost = "FALSE" board-id = "Mac-F2238BAE" hw.model.reflectHost = "FALSE" hw.model = "iMac11,3" serialNumber.reflectHost = "FALSE" serialNumber = "W80#######6" Refer How to spoof real Mac in VMware - Multi-booting and Virtualisation.
       
      The critical variables for iMessage/Facetime activation are MLB & ROM.  By default, VMware "reflects" the host's MLB and ROM since it assumes you are running the OSX guest on a real Mac host - see post#42 by @Donk.
       
      If the host is a Windows PC, the following lines need to be added to the vmx file (requires virtualHW.version 12 and smc.version = "0")....
      efi.nvram.var.ROM.reflectHost = "FALSE" efi.nvram.var.MLB.reflectHost = "FALSE" system-id.enable = "TRUE" and the MLB, ROM and optionally system-id entered manually eg
      efi.nvram.var.MLB = "W80######BA1A" (MLB can be 13 or 17 characters long, alphanumeric string) efi.nvram.var.ROM = "<=>?@A" (ROM is entered here as a 6 character ASCII string) uuid.bios = "## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##-## ## ## ## ## ## ## ##" <---Optional (if you want to inject a given system-id hexadecimal value) Note the output for ROM from imessage_debug is a 12 character hexadecimal that needs to be entered here as a 6 character ASCII string eg using an Hex to ASCII converter we find that "3c3d3e3f4041" hex is equivalent to   "<=>?@A".
       
      Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite
      The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite .  Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware.
       
      With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie
       
      To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop
      cd downloads chmod +x CMI.tool ./CMI.tool To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop
      cd downloads chmod +x CYI.tool ./CYI.tool Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5...
       

       
      Enjoy
       
      Update for macOS 10.12 Sierra
      The above settings still work for macOS Sierra after upgrading to VMware Workstation 12.5 and unlocker 2.0.8 - see post #13.
       
      Update for macOS 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave
      See post#30 for macOS_iso_cim.tool script to create ISO for macOS using Apple's createinstallmedia utility.
      Post#41 describes how to build "Install macOS ******.app" on the fly from installer files downloaded beforehand in /SharedSupport folder.
       
      Update for macOS 10.15beta Catalina
      See post Update for macOS Catalina 10.15beta
       
      CECI.zip
      CYI.tool.zip
      CMI.tool.zip
    • By IPN96
      Ciao tutti mi scuso per il disturbo. il mio laptop con macos sierra sta dando parecchi problemi di performance, io produco musica al pc, il software che uso è logic pro. appena apro il sofwatre la ram si riempie quasi tutta rallentando globalmente il sistema e appena provo ad utilizzare qualsiasi plugin il pc si blocca e poi il sofware va in crash.
      Ho anche notato che ultimamente la ram tende a riempirsi anche durante le operazioni piu semplici come vedere un video su youtube o navigare su internet, sto pensando di retrocedere a windows anche se mi dispice e sarebbe un lavoro assai lungo.
       
      note extra:
      1) Il mio laptop ha il dual boot con windows 10 pro
      2) Il mio pc ha sempre avuto problemi di instabilita con windows 10 pur essenso l'os originalmente installato, mi è stato consigliato di passare a windows vista e aggiornarlo con gli official e unofficlal updates per renderlo agibile con le apps piu moderne anche se non sono convinto
      3) vi lascio tutte le info e le caratteristiche. grazie Isach @gengik84 @MARZILLO @iCanaro
       
      Sistema operativo Mac osx sierra 10.12.6 
      Modello laptop : Asus N551jx-cn043t (2015)
      Il resto è nella screen 

      questo è lo staso della memoria senza nessuna app aperta a parte google

      non so se vanno bene ma ho inserito anche queste screen




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