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Hi there.

Soo i was trying install mac at 4 days ago and finnaly today i can. I installed the Leopard and all works fin except the keyboard and ps2 mouse. And then i try a lot to put a .kext with transmac on windows xp cause im dual booting it.When i try to use Transmac i have the error"This drive is read only".

Who i fix this?! This is my first question!

The second i think is more hard. I have a Amilo Pro V3505 with 2gb ram and Intel GMA 945, a Intel Pentium T2130 idk the motherboard i aleardy try find the name but i couldnt with a Atheros ar5007eg wirless adapter.

So i instal iAtkos S3 v2 but when i was booting(after installing) it he boots and starts make the sound of the animation video of snow leopard but THE SCREEN WAS GREY WITHOUT THE APPLE LOGO AND WITHOUT THE MOUSE JUST A GREY SCREEM.

Well i try much flags but when i try GraphicsEnabler=No while the booting appears i recuve the message "you need to restart the computer" and i restart and gives again the same error.

I think is some missing kext graphical but i cant add/remove kexts cause transmac give error!

Thanks in advanced!

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It's best to stay away from distros, you never know exactly what they do and what they add that may not be suitable to your own specific platform.

 

Your laptop is built on Intel 945M chipset and Intel GMA950 graphics. That's old but normally supported OOB in 32bit kernel mode, up to Lion 10.7.5. No support in 64bit kernel mode.

 

I would recommend you:

  1. obtain a genuine copy of retail SL 10.6/10.6.3/10.6.8 (only retail copies have all the necessary installation file)
  2. create a SL USB installer with myHack v3.1.2
  3. attempt a fresh and vanilla installation of SL on your laptop

You should be using good old Chameleon for this platform, so make sure to boot with boot options GraphicsEnabler=Yes arch=i386 (respect the syntax). If you still encounter gray screen, try and post us your extracted raw DSDT for patching.

 

Regarding your Atheros wireless card, what's the exact/reported PCI id of your card (168c:xxx) ? According to Wikidevi's info, AR5007eg card is based on Atheros AR2425 chip and carries id 168c:001c. It can also be referred to as Atheros AR5BHB63 or AR5BXB63. 168c:1c is expected to be supported OOB under SL and Lion because it's in the list of devices supported by the AirPortAtheros and/or AirPortAtheros21 PlugIns of IO80211Family kext. But sometimes, this is not enough and additional mods are required such as re-branding (of card's sub ids) or injection of a compatibility statement in the DSDT associated device. I've also read that AR2425 chip was not supported, only AR2424. So...

 

You could also look to this old stuff here, but if you cannot easily get the card to work, your best option is probably to replace it by a card supported natively in SL and Lion: http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/2120-inventory-of-supported-and-unsupported-wireless-cards/

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It's best to stay away from distros, you never know exactly what they do and what they add that may not be suitable to your own specific platform.

 

Your laptop is built on Intel 945M chipset and Intel GMA950 graphics. That's old but normally supported OOB in 32bit kernel mode, up to Lion 10.7.5. No support in 64bit kernel mode.

 

I would recommend you:

  • obtain a genuine copy of retail SL 10.6/10.6.3/10.6.8 (only retail copies have all the necessary installation file)
  • create a SL USB installer with myHack v3.1.2
  • attempt a fresh and vanilla installation of SL on your laptop
You should be using good old Chameleon for this platform, so make sure to boot with boot options GraphicsEnabler=Yes arch=i386 (respect the syntax). If you still encounter gray screen, try and post us your extracted raw DSDT for patching.

 

Regarding your Atheros wireless card, what's the exact/reported PCI id of your card (168c:xxx) ? According to Wikidevi's info, AR5007eg card is based on Atheros AR2425 chip and carries id 168c:001c. It can also be referred to as Atheros AR5BHB63 or AR5BXB63. 168c:1c is expected to be supported OOB under SL and Lion because it's in the list of devices supported by the AirPortAtheros and/or AirPortAtheros21 PlugIns of IO80211Family kext. But sometimes, this is not enough and additional mods are required such as re-branding (of card's sub ids) or injection of a compatibility statement in the DSDT associated device. I've also read that AR2425 chip was not supported, only AR2424. So...

 

You could also look to this old stuff here, but if you cannot easily get the card to work, your best option is probably to replace it by a card supported natively in SL and Lion: http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/2120-inventory-of-supported-and-unsupported-wireless-cards/

Thanks for the answer!

So i gonna try reinstal witha retail DVD and after i tell.

I have a Intel Wirless Adapter 3945eg but i change it by atheros ar5007eg because i saw that is compatible.

Also i change the cpu, previously it was Intel Dual core T2050 which is the best?!

And did you know to use transmac without that error?!

I remeber somthing im using a old versionof chamelion, can be this the problem?!

I configure the pendrive inside of a virtual machine by restore the dvd image to a partition inside the pendrive, next i go to windows xp and put the boot archive and the Extras folder, based on this can anyone give me the necessary kexts to snow leopard and my configurations?

One more thing, should snow leopard retail be booted by a pendrive of 8gb?!

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Snow Leopard installer can be booted off an 8GB USB key, yes.

 

There is not much to differ between the Pentium T2130 and the Core Duo T2050. Both are old low-end Yonah-generation FSB-533 CPUs running at speeds < 2GHz and with small L2 cache. In other words, they're poor performers by todays' standards and were average in their days. Being 32bit CPUs, they limit your Hackintosh possibilities to Snow Leopard. Lion requires a 64bit Core 2 Duo CPU minimum, even if it's to run Lion in 32bit kernel mode... Ideally, if it's supported by your laptop (and it would seem to be the case - make sure to have the latest BIOS), you should opt for a FSB-667 Merom CPU with a larger L2 cache such as the T7200, T7400 or T7600. Those should be available for peanuts on the 2nd hand market.

 

I've no personal experience with Transmac so cannot comment.

 

Re: Chameleon, what old version would you be trying to use? If you now divert to myHack with a retail SL DVD or image, you'll be sorted because myHack installs the necessary Chameleon bootloader version.

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Snow Leopard installer can be booted off an 8GB USB key, yes.

 

There is not much to differ between the Pentium T2130 and the Core Duo T2050. Both are old low-end Yonah-generation FSB-533 CPUs running at speeds < 2GHz and with small L2 cache. In other words, they're poor performers by todays' standards and were average in their days. Being 32bit CPUs, they limit your Hackintosh possibilities to Snow Leopard. Lion requires a 64bit Core 2 Duo CPU minimum, even if it's to run Lion in 32bit kernel mode... Ideally, if it's supported by your laptop (and it would seem to be the case - make sure to have the latest BIOS), you should opt for a FSB-667 Merom CPU with a larger L2 cache such as the T7200, T7400 or T7600. Those should be available for peanuts on the 2nd hand market.

 

I've no personal experience with Transmac so cannot comment.

 

Re: Chameleon, what old version would you be trying to use? If you now divert to myHack with a retail SL DVD or image, you'll be sorted because myHack installs the necessary Chameleon bootloader version.

Well the version is 2.0 rc4 i think, i download today snow leopard but i cant put on pendrive because its more than 7,2gbs and my pendrive just have 7,2gb (He should have 8gbs). I try to erase the languages and just left my language and english but i cant because transmac dont let me erase nothing!(i think that i find a solution i gonna post back).

About cpu i cant update cause im very young and i dont have money maybe later.

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To give you an idea, you can get a T7200 for about $1, a T7400 for about $3 and a T7600 for about $15. ^_^

Ok i gonna think about it.

Im trying to remove languages but i cant!

What i can do to remove files that i dont use and slim the instalation?

I gonna use DropDMG to make the .dmg read/write.

PS: Idk if my parents let me buy it...

And also my windows xp instalation was giving me problems soo i change the wirless adapter to the normal and now is fine. (Now i have Intel 3945EG).

Also my BIOS dont support VT-x, and my CPU should, but i try with symcmos and the value is changed but VT-x dont work(i saw on internet the value for my computer). If i buy T7400 should he support VT-x with symcmos?!

I search on internet for Snow Leopard Amilo Pro V3505 and i find 2 guys saying the samething that me but he asks who to do and stop answering so i think maybe is intel gma 950 because he also had a different CPU and he install a retailed DVD 10.6.3!

I find something! Someone who had a Amilo Pro V3505 says that he just need to select smbios 667, and all chipset drivers. Should i try with iAtkos S3 V2?

About the CPUs can you tell me a lowcost CPU 64 bits Quadcore?!

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No QuadCore possible for this laptop.

Ok, should i use T7400 ?! Cause my father tell me that i just gonna spend money.

If i change to a T7400 my laptop obviously become more faster. I use laptop to games like Crossfire, for word and a few more programs. The programs gonna be much more faster or just a little bit?

And can you tell me where i find the esscencial kexts? Remeber i had a ps2 keyboard and mouse.

And if i buy should High Sierra work?

I cant use myhack because its unssported on my virtual machine (mac 10.4). I aleardy try update the version but i cant do it on a virtual box.

Resume:

Should i buy T7400 ( which is the performance difference, it is compatible with my motherboard and if is were i find whit the compatiblity)

Essencials kexts for snow leopard.

Another way to install myhack without a mac.

I have a Fujitsu Amilo Pro V3505 WL2

Thanks for you attention!

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This is an old laptop with old hardware and limited power for today. As far as Mac OS is concerned, you cannot install any recent versions like Sierra 10.12 or High Sierra 10.13. At present, the best you can get is Snow Leopard 10.6 and, if you ever upgrade to a Merom T7x00, you would normally be able to run Lion 10.7. But that's where the buck stops.

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So isn't necessary for me to buy T7400?!Which is best T2130 or T2050. Can i use T7300?

And should i use chameleon bootloader?!

And what kexts should i put on Extras folder?

Thanks!

Ok now i had that kernel panic!

I gonna try reinstal without any additiinal kext.

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Forget i finnally could do it.

I just make a bootabel image of iAtkos S3 V2 and unslect all option and just select ps2 controler efi.. and audio and thats it!

Thabks for your attecion!

Just an off topic ask could you tell me if is compatible T7500?

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T7500 is FSB-800 Merom Core2Duo so no, it's not suited for your laptop. You'd need a 965GM chipset to support CPUs with an 800MHz FSB. Your 945PM chipset only supports C2D with FSB-533 and FSB-667.

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      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Internal Graphics -> Enabled (Disabled If Using SMBios 1,1)
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Pre-Allocated -> 64M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> DVMT Total GFX0-Allocated -> 256M
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Aperture Size -> 256MB
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Wifi -> Disabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Audio Controller -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> Above 4G Decoding -> Enabled
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration -> Legacy USB Support -> Auto
      • Settings -> IO Ports -> USB Configuration -> XHCI Hands-off -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Miscellaneous -> Software Guard Extensions (SGX) -> Disabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> Platform Power Management -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> ErP -> Enabled
      • Settings -> Platform Power -> RC6(Render Standby) -> Enabled
       
      • Save & Exit → Save & Exit Setup
       
       
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    • By ngochoaic3
      Hi everyone, 
      I hava a dell precision m4700 with option dgpu amd firepro m4000, The Intel HD4000 Graphic is disable, i can't enable it on to install Hackintosh
      I'd like to enable it on and ask you for setting custom connectors to get the internal display to work, and enable the iGPU in order to get things like AirPlay screen mirroring to work
      Could you help me?
    • By tonyx86
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      In this thread, I have fully documented the installation of macOS Catalina on my HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini. It is a PERFECT HackMini8,1 and is running very well for me without any issues. I hope this documentation helps you to install macOS on your hack. Please leave feedback if you think there is anything I can improve and let me know if you have any questions.
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      Background
      This is my first "modern" hack supporting UEFI and my first hack using Clover "on-the-fly" patches.  My previous hacks
      Laptop: Thinkpad T61 / Nvidia NVS 140m Laptop: Dell Latitude E6410 / Nvidia G3100m Desktop: Gigabyte G31 / GeForce 9600 Desktop: Biostar TH55HD / Sapphire Pulse RX580 (Google "Catalina Biostar TH55HD" and look for user name deeveedee)  
      are all perfectly running Catalina and I patched them all "manually" - all DSDT patches applied with MaciSL with virtually no Clover on-the-fly patching and all booted Legacy Clover.  This UEFI hack was MUCH easier and took about 20 hours vs. a combined hundreds of hours for the old hacks.  I wanted a hack that was a little more future proof and I think this is it.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I am enjoying it.  It is a perfect MacMini8,1.
       

       
      My system specs
      HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini (I7-8700T / UHD 630 / Q370 Chipset / 32GB DDR4 RAM) 3 x DP Ports (connected to monitors using DP -> DVI adapters) 6 x USB 3.1 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 2 x NVMe SSD (M.2 PCIe x4 2280/2230 combo ports) 1 x SATA6 SSD 1 x Intel Ethernet RJ-45 Conexant CX20632 Audio Codec Unsupported M.2 PCIe x1 2230 Intel Wi-Fi.  A possible solution is here, but I am NOT offering any support for this.  
      macOS Installation 
      Important: You MUST BE LOGGED-IN to download attachments from this forum
      See macOS installation steps here See Known Issues here for additional installation steps that may not yet be included in my attached config files See CLOVER (UEFI) installation later in this first post
      See BIOS configuration in attached BIOS configuration PDF document
      See EFI and /L/E kexts in attached EliteDesk.zip archive See how I developed my installation methodology here See references here See instructions here for installing two M.2 2280 NVMe SSDs and one SATA HD / SSD  
      What is not working
      Microphone port  
      What is not tested
      USB c 3.1 port (I have partially tested the USB 3 functionality of the port and it seems to be working fine with the SSDT-UIAC.aml in the attached EliteDesk800.zip archive) Wi-Fi / Bluetooth (intentional since I have not yet replaced my Intel card). A possible solution is here, but I am not offering any support for this.
       
      What is working
      Everything not mentioned above Sleep / Wake Multiple displays with IGPU graphics acceleration, hot pluggable display ports and DP->DVI adapters USB 3.1 ports Audio (internal speaker and headphone jack) Ethernet Auto-sensing headphone jack automatically switches to internal speaker when headphones removed  
      Known Issues and their solutions - see here
       
      BIOS Version / Configuration
      Version: 02.11.01 Rev.A See attached BIOS configuration in PDF document "HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini BIOS Configuration.pdf" Intel ME must be enabled for proper sleep / wake of UHD 630
       
      Clover Configuration
      Clover for UEFI booting only Install Clover in the ESP UEFI Drivers Recommended drivers DataHubDxe FSInject SMCHelper File System drivers ApfsDriverLoader VBoxHfs Memory fix drivers AptioMemoryFix Additional drivers NvmExpressDxe Install RC scripts on target volume Themes Choose your desired theme Install Clover Preference Pane (option not available when installing on USB thumb drive)  
      UHD 630 Framebuffer Patching
      See here and here to understand my graphics properties for use with WhateverGreen.kext Read this to see my attempt at graphics patching without WhateverGreen.kext (WEG) to get a better understanding of what WEG is doing
       
      Current Versions
      Catalina 10.15.6 Clover (UEFI) r5119 Lilu.kext 1.4.5 WhateverGreen.kext 1.4.0 AppleALC.kext 1.5.0 IntelMausi 1.0.3 (Not IntelMausiEthernet)  
      Credits To be provided
       
      ScreenShots
       
       
      HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini BIOS Configuration.pdf
       
      EliteDesk800 G4 Mini - Rev 1.0.zip
    • By tlefko
      News
      In light of the recent WWDC, we will begin testing the functionality of our EFI on macOS 11 for this device with the latest developer preview Version Info
      Features and Overview
      Now Compatible with 10.15.6 Please leave feedback with issues or w/o Comitted to Updating up to OS 11 Multitouch Trackpad Support 4K @60 Hz Fixed Bluetooth and Wifi Stability Issues Preformance and Power Management Additional Patches for 4K Display updated for 15.6 rev 1 Sleep Wake is functional for some models ----if screen glitches on wake or reopen lid. If this is a bother just disable sleep. This is issue is resolved in Big Sur Bugs
      Some models may experience screen split in half. If so disable. USB devices eject (external) No Internal Mic What Works
      Everything minus sleep issue above, internal microphone. (audio is fine, headphones / usb mic fine, just not laptop mic) POST
      run sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
      Description
      This esentially an ultra-simplistic version that is stable without the use of a deploy or complicated file installations and copies. You can easily view all the DSDT patches along with configuration files for the bootloader as they are all documented clearly in the files. This does include a copy of Clover, which of course I do not contribute to and am only responsible for the provided files, patches, and kext placements This guide provides a working setup with little knowledge of the topic and without "optimization" (because often they can break things). But, it is fully functional and preforms properly and is stable.
      Unsupported Wifi
      Make sure you are using DW1560 or 1820a for wifi or else there is a risk of KP. If not using remove BRCM kexts from CLOVER>kexts>other Styling
      This guide is designed to be literally as thorough as possible to appeal all types of users. It does not cover complex topics like undervolting etc etc only to provide a completely functional system
      Notes
      Never tested USB C except for charging, USB, works great (not sure about DispOut) 4K model has sleep wake issues occasionally, 1080P is fully functional BIOS
      Disable Secure Boot Disable Vt-d Recommended: Clean Install (Preinstall steps)
      Format a USB (16GB) as Journaled and then proceed to download the latest Catalina Installer Patcher Application. Download the latest Catalina installer from within the Patcher App, and select to download a new copy and install to your USB device Download the clover configurator application and mount the EFI of the USB partition, then copy the contents of the Files linked above to A new EFI Folder (that you create) within the EFI partition. ** This is because the App Store installers will often not download a full installer, just an truncated version that downloads the installer files from the interent while installing. Thus, they're not bootable from a USB as they're not complete. That is why you should use this method to make sure the installer is usable for bootable media.
      Boot From USB
      Use f9, copy EFI folder to efi partition of your usb. after installation complete copy EFI to your ssd. Boot Entry Setup
      Reccomend using windows to find a tool to add a UEFI bios entry to boot EFI/Boot/bootx64 Credits
      @MaLd0n for DSDT Patches and support (HUGE SHOUTOUT) Original Kexts Authors Clover Headphones and Audio
      All audio from speakers should work perfectly along with Bluetooth and USB audio Finished!
      Congratulations, there really aren't any more steps that are required. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
      Donations
      Send me a coffee lefkotyler@gmail.com
      EFI Catalina.zip
       
      **for latest releases and faster replies please refer to GitHub https://github.com/tlefko/HP-ENVY-13-2020-Catalina
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