after installing new hard drive to my functional hackintosh it doesn't shows up in disk utility at all.
But, when I boot up Windows 8 on same machine and go to disk management it shows up normally and I can format it and do everything with it normally.
Access with file explorer is also possible.
I tried formatting it in MBR and GPT format style - no success.
I tried formatting it in NTFS and exFAT - no success.
I also tried connecting it to another SATA port - no success.
Today computer suddenly suffered from spinning ball when web browsing, had few apps in the background but nothing heavy on CPU. I waited 5 minutes and had to reboot by pressing off button for longer.
After reboot I was greeted with a question mark folder sign instead of apple logo. Googled the problem and followed apple instructions - boot to recovery mode but computer can't see the SSD. I unplugged and connected the SSD via USB adapter. It booted straight away but obviously slow as f.... I don't have other 2.5" drive to try but I had that DVD drive to SSD adapter so I proceeded and to my surprise Hard Drive works in SuperDrive place just not in it's own.
Can anybody tell me if MacBook Pro have one drive controller?
If so it must be a ribbon cable or port malfunction, but how can it be?
Thanks for any inputs.
This modified AppleAHCIPort.kext makes it possible to Hackintosh laptops and desktops that are locked in RAID SATA mode. I've personally only tested it with the HP m6-1045dx laptop, which uses a classic locked BIOS and HM77 "Panther Point" chipset paired with the Ivy Bridge i5. Based on the nature of the kext, I would say this can work with other computers, just give it a go!
Why do I need this kext?
If your SATA-connected hard drive isn't being detected by the OS X installer and you have no control over SATA mode in BIOS/EFI (ie, IDE, RAID, AHCI modes). Common with the latest (2012 at least and newer) HP laptops, probably the trend for many OEMs these days.
Install via Kext Wizard, probably a good idea to rebuild cache/repair permissions (also via Kext Wizard) while you're at it!
In an old tread all the way back to 2007/2008 many users of this mainboard had problem because of lacking AHCI integration. So the solution to these seemed to be a modded BIOS that was available back then, since this was a very long time ago this file do not excist anymore This is probably a insane question to ask, but do any of you out there have this file ? Probably a higher chance that a meteor strucked the earth OR..... is this problem outdated, maybe there are a much better solution availble?
I did buy an oooold computer to run OSX86 on, without checking the mainboard for comp. issues, what a bummer. Hope anyone can help me.
Hi everyone! this is my first post on the insanelymac forum!
I'm trying to get mavericks running in virtualbox on a lubuntu host. My machine is an intel core i3 laptop with 4gb ram (3.6 usable) and so it struggles a bit. The problem is that even with 2984mb of ram given to the VM (bearing in mind lubuntu only needs a few hundred MB ram to run) it has periods of about 5 minutes where OS X will be unusably slow and even the mouse will only move in small jumps every 2 seconds. Then it will return to normal for 5 minutes and then it will go back to dead slow. This even happens when it's just on the desktop, doing little else.
I'm considering adding more ram to make it 8gb to try and fix this problem, however, my other option is to take the HDD (80gb 5400rpm sata) from my old laptop and attach it via a usb 3 port to my i3 laptop. Then install a proper hackintosh on there (keeping my 4gb ram) instead of running a virtual machine with 8gb. (Btw. don't want to install OS X on my i3 laptop's hard drive because it's not actually mine and I don't want to mess it up).
So which option would you recommend? I could do both but I'd rather just do one.