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  1. Foxconn G33M02 From 10.5 to 10.9

    Works On Foxconn G33M02 fine I can use 10.5.8 + 10.6 + 10.7.4 + 10.8.2 + 10.9.0 fine

    496 downloads

    5 comments

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  2. compaq 6820s 10.6.3 instalation

    Hola amigos, aqu? os dejo una mini gu?a y los archivos (casi todos) necesarios para hacer la instalaci?n de snob leopard 10.6.3 en un hp compaq 6820s con gr?fica ati x1350.

    Lo que aqu? escribo es la forma en la que he instalado el m?o y a excepci?n del icono de la bater?a, todo funciona bien (por supuesto le he cambiado la tarjeta wifi que ten?a por una dw1490).

    Bien, empezamos:

    MATERIAL NECESARIO
    - Dvd iatkos s3 v2 (ya que no me funcion? con la versi?n retail).
    - Kext utility.
    - iB{censored} cd.
    - los tres paquetes/archivos que he a?adido al post.

    1. Iniciar con el dvd Iatkos s3 v2, y con la utilidad de discos creamos particiones en GUID. En las opciones de instalaci?n desactivamos TODAS las opciones extras iniciamos la instalaci?n.

    2. Cuando termine la instalaci?n reincidamos con el Boot Cd, y una vez se cargue el men? nos colocamos sobre nuestra unidad en la que se ha instalado snob leopard,.. escribimos "GraphicsEnabler=no" y pulsamos intro. Deber?a comenzar la carga del sistema.

    3. Una vez en el escritorio y con los archivos que he subido en el post m?s Kext utility, hacemos lo siguiente (importante seguir el orden).

    A.- Instalar "2307-6720s_10.6.5_Installer.mpkg.zip". NO REINICIAR TRAS LA INSTALACI?N.

    B.- Instalar "2307-Chameleon-2.1svn-r1806.pkg" con los siguientes extras marcados:
    - Opciones de arranque/resoluci?n/1440x900x32.
    - Opciones de arranque/video/UseAtiROM=yes.
    Instalar y NO REINICIAR.

    C.- Usar kext Utility e instalar el kext "RadeonHD.kext.zip"

    4.- Reiniciar el ordenador sin discos en la unidad y ya deber?a funcionar
    Si el primer arranque no va? probad a iniciar con -v -f? y a la segunda debe ir bien, ? a mi me ha funcionado.

    Espero que os sirva de ayuda, ya me contar?is.

    Saludos y suerte.

    489 downloads

    4 comments

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  3. HP NC6400 (intel) LION 10.7.3 guide

    Hi to all, I have created a new mini guide for LION 10.7.3 installation on this HP NC6400 (intel VGA)

    the guide is post here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=277857&st=0#entry1811445

    Please test and leave a feedback

    my 2 cents

    Bautzen

    1,315 downloads

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  4. Toshiba A200-1FJ ? Lion

    Thanks for your interest, this is my mother-effing package for
    Toshiba A200-1FJ ? Mac OS X 10.7 Lion



    During the week or two I have found most of the drivers that have successfully work on my Toshiba A200-1FJ. Unfortunately, due to the X3100 graphics I am forced to use 32-bit kernel, but at least everything works more or less like it belongs. So this is my configuration:

    ? CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 1.8GHz with speedstep
    ? RAM: 2GB DDR2 667MHz
    ? Graphics: Intel GMA X3100 2a02 000c with QE/CI and even brightness control
    ? Sleep: usually works, but there are rarely problems with wake - any ideas?
    ? Fan: weird, sometimes needs to sleep and wake up to work
    ? Audio: ALC268 with int/ext speakers & int/ext microphone
    ? Wi-Fi: sorry, swap yours bad-ass Intel 4965AGN with cheap Atheros AR5BXB72 AR5008
    ? LAN: probably works, I used this last time at Snow Leopard
    ? Webcam: Chicony 04f2:b008 works, you may need CamTwist.app to use it
    ? Bluetooth: works, even with front switcher, YA RLY
    ? CardReader: Texas Instruments 5in1 104c:803b - MMC and xD don't work, but SD should
    ? PCMCIA/ExpressCard: dunno, but it shows up correctly in system profiler
    ? FireWire: as above - really, anybody use it?
    ? Keyboard: yup, with power/media buttons and some function keys
    ? Touchpad: Alps Glidepoint 10.115 works with tapping and horizontal/vertical scrolling
    ? Mouse: Logitech RX1000 - use USB Overdrive for kickin special keys support

    Just install Chameleon using friendly Champlist. Then use included DSDT Auto-Patcher to make your own freaky .dsl, place it in Extra folder on root drive. Feel free to copy my Extra contents and after that you have to deal with drivers separately. All necessary information about kexts are in idividual files, sorted by label, so you know what to do, Kext Wizard is your friend. Have fun!



    little preview of kexts inside package
    last updated on 2011-08-11
    with ? by mestiso


    2,392 downloads

    3 comments

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  5. dell mini 9 osx86 kit

    Kernel and extensions dell mini 9 osx86 kit

    http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=137681476772411909#allposts/postNum=0

    362 downloads

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  6. Kexts for ASUS P5G41T-M LX

    All you need for a perfectly working ASUS P5G41T-M LX! No DSDT required.
    INCLUDED:

    Atheros .kext with WOL
    Radeon HD68XX .kext (ML 10.8)
    Extra folder with all essential .kexts and nothing more
    VoodooHDA patched by me for 5.1 sound output*

    It is recommended to install ML on this motherboard using MyHack, because you can use the included Extra folder during the install so it immediately installs the correct base .kexts.

    Only required for Mountain Lion (not Mavericks):
    To boot to the installer of ML with a HD68XX, you need to replace the ML .kext in S/L/E with the Lion .kext. At boot, type GraphicsEnabler=No and it will go to the installer without problems. When finished installing, use GE=No again and install the included .kext to enable QE/CI.
    *The included VoodooHDA.kext gives all line-out outputs, but rear speakers do not work after creating an aggregate in the audio utility. Front and center do work. If anyone knows how to fix this, please let me know!

    I do not take any credit for the files included in the .zip file (except the VoodooHDA_Patch) and I am not responsible if your computer blows up

    2,611 downloads

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  7. Kakewalk 4.5.0 rev1.1

    Kakewalk is a simple method for installing Mac OS X on a PC.
    The sole purpose of Kakewalk is to make it as easy as possible to install OS X (Lion or Mountain Lion) on your PC. Kakewalk tries to remove all of the painful fiddling and tinkering so that you can get your hackintosh up and running within a few hours.

    A guide is included in the download to help you install Mac OS X with ease. It?s called hackintosh for a reason, so you might run into issues while installing. If you run into any issues then refer to the Help page and/or the Kakewalk forums.

    Required to run: Mac OS X Lion or higher, 64-bit processor

    Compatibility: http://www.kakewalk.se/compatibility/

    Added support for Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
    Last update: 2013/03/18

    Thanks to mrjanek



    Compatabile Motherboards:

    Gigabyte Z77-DS3H
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3LR
    Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3R
    Gigabyte EP43-UD3L
    Gigabyte EP45-DS3R
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3P
    Gigabyte EX58-UD4
    Gigabyte EX58-UD5
    Gigabyte EX58-UD3R
    Gigabyte EX58-UD4P
    Gigabyte X58A-UD7
    Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
    Gigabyte EP45-UD3L
    Gigabyte EP45-DS3L
    Gigabyte G41M-ES2L
    Gigabyte P55M-UD2
    Gigabyte P55-USB3
    Gigabyte H55-USB3
    Gigabyte H55M-S2V
    Gigabyte H57M-USB3
    Gigabyte P67A-UD4
    Gigabyte P67A-UD7
    Gigabyte X58A-UD9
    Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H
    Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
    Gigabyte Z68MX-UD2H-B3
    Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3
    MSI P55M-GD45

    1,874 downloads

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  8. Acer Aspire V3-571G

    So I just bought an Acer Aspire V3-571G and the first thing I planned on doing? Installing Mountain Lion (using paid for retail) obviously.

    So yes, I have mostly everything up and running so far on this machine and I just want to share the files and kexts I have used & made to make this Acer usable on a daily basis.

    The download is just a Zip archive full of goodies, enjoy!

    MD5 = 15ee2ae3a2b00316b79d5bf3270594aa

    If you need any help please give me an email, or private message.

    [Please note that I am using "Legacy Bios" instead of "UEFI" - I have Windows 8 Pro installed on the same machine and I don't really notice the difference in terms of speed.]

    2,250 downloads

    7 comments

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  9. GA-P35-DS3L

    Setup:


    - GA-P35-DS3L rev.10 F9: ALC888 | RTL8168 | ICH9 (disguised as native ICH10)
    - Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.0 GHz (stock Vcore overclock)
    - Palit GTS250 512Mb 256Bit: VGA/DVI+(HDMI not working)
    - 3Gb DDR2 667Mb Memory (2x1024 + 2x512)
    - mPCIE - to - PCI-E x1 adapter holding AR9285
    - Apple Bluetooth Module 820-1829-A

    See Readme.txt for complete details on whats included in the archive.

    Basically this includes:
    - Configured XPC Bootloader of version 0.92.3 (latest build capable of running Mavericks)
    - Set of kernel extensions (see Readme) to get your ALC888, RTL8168 and JMicron IDE controller working
    - DSDT.aml for P35-DSL3 with all the essential fixes (dating back to 2009... also includes ARPT)
    - SSDT-1.aml (_CST) and SSDT-2.aml (_PSS) for overclocked Q6600 (@3.0GHz)
    - Monitoring widget for use in conjunction with the included FakeSMC, this will let you see the following: http://puu.sh/3I69e.png

    725 downloads

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  10. GenericUSBXHCI USB 3.0 v 1.2.4

    Support for most chips. Who on board two different chip and one of them is running natively, I advise in advance to register IOPCIPrimaryMatch
    Topic is discussed Here

    7,133 downloads

    24 comments

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  11. Asus N55SF Mountain Lion

    This is my first experience with an Hackintosh. I've working hard and now i'm really glad to share with you my experience. Sorry for my bad english, i'm italian. Greeting from Verona!.

    Mount the attacched dmg:
    Kext goes in S/L/E
    Extra in /...

    So this is what is working:
    i7 2630qm with turbo boost (multiplier goes from 8x to 26x )
    HD3000, full HD resolution with duallink patch. QE/CI support with vanilla kext (device id 0116 8086, not 0126)
    Realtek ALC663 with voodooHDA, patched for 1c20 8086 (intel audio controller) and 10de 0bee (ALC663)
    USB 3.0 ASM1042 (1b21 1042)
    Wifi and Bluetooth Atheros AR5B195 AR3011 with Airport and Airdrop support
    Synaptics trackpad with two finger scrolling
    FN Keys, with volume+/volume-/mute/play/pause keys (device PNP0C14)
    Sleep state, wakeup with all device working
    Battery management
    Sd card reader

    Not working/issue:
    Backlight is set at 100% after wakeup. Pressing FN+F2 will set backlight at the same state before sleep.
    Webcam is not working with native application (photo boot, FaceTime). If you want to make it working you need to open FaceTime then open a webpage and allow Flash Player to access your webcam and microphone (for example, taking a picture from facebook page or testing your webcam at http://testwebcam.com) then the webcam video stream will show up.
    Booting on verbose mode "SNB Framebuffer did not show up, unload" appear, it does this twice, and takes 30-45 seconds each. Without -v flag, system take the same time to bootup, even with kernelcache set on boot.plist.

    Unknow working device:
    HDMI and VGA out, not tested
    multitouch gesture with synaptics trackpad

    If you have any solution for the issues described above, or if you have any problem about my configuration, please write here. Bye!

    1,568 downloads

    24 comments

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  12. usbit - Tool to create USB images in Windows

    With this tool you can create USB images in Windows. You can also restore USB images with this tool. It's a very handy tool, cause people without a running Mac OS X version can restore Mac OS X USB images via this tool!

    16,175 downloads

    2 comments

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  13. Asus P5G41T-M LX2/BR

    Install MB{censored} 3.x, select bootloader "Chameleon RC5 rev 699", MacPro 3,1.
    Copy Extra to Volumes/"Mac" (MacintoshiHD), Copy files "S/L/E" to "System/Library/Extensions", repair permissions and reboot system.
    Hardware: C2D E7500 + Asus P5G41T-M LX2/BR + 9500GT 1GB nVidia Zogis, sleep OK!

    1,848 downloads

    3 comments

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  14. Lenovo ThinkPad T61 (7665_DN3) Perfect Hackbook Bundle

    This is Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Perfect Hackbook Bundle (updated version)

    This package contains all you need to let run ThinkPad T61 (7665_DN3) perfectly as a real MacBook!
    It contains a quick installation guide in PDF to install OS X 10.9 Mavericks on ThinkPad T61..

    This guide shows steps to install OS X on ThinkPad T61 from Windows OS very easily!!

    Everything works!!

    Sleep, Dual Screens, Sound, UltraNav, Shutdown, Speedstep, battery life about 3 hours with 10.9 Mavericks!
    (Even 4 hours battery [extended battery] with edited SMBIOS.Plist with extra optimized battery life SMBios profile!)

    But this is low-profile:

    (CPU speed = around 546Mhz)
    (GPU memory = 100 Mhz)

    And a lot of extra info and tweaks inside package!

    Made on ThinkHack Pro®

    Brought you by ProtocolX™

    3,448 downloads

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  15. Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 pack

    Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 tool pack is all-in-one post-installation pack designed specifically for this motherboard and Lion 10.7. Fully patched set of DSDT files is included, additional drivers, definitions + several useful applications...


    Other Post Installation Tool Packs

    Don�t forget to check this page for future updates!

    8,309 downloads

    83 comments

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  16. Lenovo U510 & Yosemite 10.10.1

    Here You Have the full pack for the U510 =)
    Info: There is nothing "broken"! I don´t support the BCM94322****
    Please first read, then downloaded it!
    Update Pack for 10.10.2 Aviable =)
    Included with BCM4352HBM Files
    Enjoy =)
    (Speedstep ist only with Clover 2795 and the Bootflag -xcpm working!
    New Files are FakeSMC and VoodooPS2 from Rehabman. / Thank´s you Guys!
    For boot without "Still Waiting for Root Device": delete from IOUSBFamily.kext/Plugins/ ->AppleUSBXHCI.kext<-
    And for now Trim Enabler is making "S.w.f.r.d." Panic!
    You must use "kext-dev-mode=Yes"for Working Sound and Battery.)
    Have Fun =)
    With Yosemite Works MaciASL no longer meet for precautions!
    Update to Clover!
    For the New Version you need only Take this in the Configurator
    a SSDT (my is generate by Clover the SSDT_6x.aml)
    in ACPI:
    - Drop OEM
    - Generate P-State
    - Generate C-STate
    Tested with Clover v2k_3065!
    Have Fun Guy´s =)
    And here my Other for WiFi BCM4352HBM:
    http://www.hackintoshosx.com/files/file/4352-mini-pci-bcm4352hbm-fully-working-with-handoff/
    at next time is coming a updated file with files for Wifi Card included =)

    1,092 downloads

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  17. Asus a43sj 10.8 kexts pack

    So.. this is working kexts file for Asus A43SJ on Mountain Lion.
    i get the kexts mostly from OSX86.net and for the touchpad driver on {censored}.com. .Ijust pack it together for this particular laptop. DSDT patched by me.
    spec:

    Asus A43SJ
    Core i3 2330M 2.2GHz
    Nvidia GeForce GT520M 1GB
    Wifi & Bluetooth : AR9002WB / AR9285
    Realtek Ethernet
    2GB RAM
    500GB HDD
    Elantech Touchpad

    -Installation using Latest Myhack (use generic option).
    -boot system with -v -x (for the first time only)
    -use kext utility to install kexts.
    -put dsdt.aml in root directory "/"
    -edit NVDAGF100hal.kext to work properly in /S/L/E ( otherwise you'll get stuck at boot). you just need to add this line in info.plist of NVDAGF100hal.kext. under IOPCIPrimaryMatch :

    0x105010de&0xffe0ffff

    -repair permission
    -reboot
    -to avoid random KP. boot with UseKernelCache=No

    Enjoy

    screenshot :
    http://imageshack.us/a/img694/9657/desk1j.png

    http://imageshack.us/a/img571/8526/dekstopz.png
    UPDATE: 100% working ( bluetooth, sound,mic sleep,restart,shutdown, fn Key, wifi, lan , Graphics NVidia GT520m).


    Thanks @harimurtie for sound and mic !

    Use final_dsdt.aml instead of the one in Asus-A43SJ-ML.zip


    NVDAGF100Hal.kext uploaded for those who need it.

    2,777 downloads

    35 comments

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  18. Lenovo G780 i7 Ivy bridge Kexts+Extra

    All kexts and files needed to proper install and boot G780 with ivy bridge i7 (only for 17" 1600x900 - patched dsdt with dual link). Maybe will work for 15" too. Who knows....

    Pre-install: update to latest bios 5ECN96WW, disable nvidia in bios (or you need to delete all NV* kexts from /S/L/E), Disable UEFI, select everything whats possible to Legacy mode

    1. Create installer with myhack 3.2 beta 8
    2. replace the Extra folder with this one.
    3. Install all kexts from /Extra/Extensions to /S/L/E using kext wizard (yes you will have them duplicated but thats ok). Repair permissions and rebuild cache
    4. Connect USB to port located on right side where the optical drive is.
    5. No boot options needed (-f = if you did not rebuild the cache). Full resolution with QE/CI installer will appear. Install Mac OS
    6. Reboot, boot from installer, selected installed disk and use "-x -f USBLegacyOff=Yes"
    7. Copy Extra folder from installdisk to installed ML
    8. install all kexts from /Extra/Extensions to /S/L/E and delete the /Extra/Extensions folder. Repair permissions, rebuild cache.
    9. Boot and enjoy.

    Update to 10.8.5: Use Combo update, rollback AppleACPIPlatform from this file

    Not working: Wifi, FN Brightness, Nvidia, touchpad after wakeup

    PS: In case you don't have QE/CL try different efi string injection for the HD4000. If the USB disk wont appear in boot menu restart using CTRL+ALT+DEL. This laptop does POST boot so fast that my USB HDD won't make it at first time after turning on using power button.

    597 downloads

    17 comments

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  19. Package HP DV6 with HD 5650

    This is a package for HP Pavilion DV6.

    System features:
    Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM
    RAM: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphics: Ati Mobility Radeon 5650 1024 MB
    Lan: Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
    WiFi: Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n Wireless Network Adapter
    HDD: Hitachi HTS725050A9A364
    DVDROM: HP DVDRAM GT30L
    Trackpad: Synaptics

    http://www.subeimagenes.com/thumb/captura1-819834.tiff

    Install Mountain Lion OSx 10.8.5 with your prefered method, then you use the package.
    In package file you have instructions, see you this.

    All work, it haven't any error. Graphics with QE/CI.
    DSDT edited by myself with zero errors...

    http://www.subeimagenes.com/thumb/captura2-819836.tiff
    http://www.subeimagenes.com/thumb/captura3-819853.tiff
    http://www.subeimagenes.com/thumb/captura4-819841.tiff

    Enjoy.

    654 downloads

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  20. Asus K53SC Mountain Lion Package

    Hello,

    This is my Mountain Lion Package.

    Asus K53SC Model:
    Intel Core i3 2330M 2.2GHz Proccessor
    Intel HD3000 + 520MX Graphics
    HITACHI 640GB HD
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Atheros AR5B195 Wireless Combo(AR9285 Wifi + AR3011 BlueTooth)
    Realtek Gigabit LAN + Audio ALC 269 + USB Card Reader
    Asus Webcam VGA (Camtwist App)
    ELAN TouchPad
    Asmedia USB 3.0
    HDMI With Audio
    VGA and Sleep
    Elan Touchpad with Multitouch(see at the bottom link)

    Among these few issues
    1. GT520MX - No Optimus Graphics switching
    2. Realtek Card Reader (PID:0139) is not working.


    Other than above everything is working even Native Speedstep and Power management.
    I'm using Chameleon Bootloader.

    Update: New PS2 Controller kext which is newer and smooth.
    After Sleep press ALT button to get the keys work as alphabets since it changes to symbols in sleep.

    Update#2: Fixed and Updated New USB3.0 Kexts

    Update#3: Fixed HDMI audio and VGA

    Update#4: Fixed Audio issue after sleep with AppleHDA (Re-uploaded with bug Fixing)

    Update#5: Fixed FN Keys Audio(F10+F11+F12) and Media Keys(Arrows) with a WMI driver port from linux.

    Update#6: Updated Kexts and DSDT - 07/09/12

    Update#7 Ported the driver for the elan touchpad from linux.

    Update#8 Fixed the SSDT's for i5 and i7 Processor Speedstepping and Powermgmt (files are inside the zip)

    Update#9 Updated Kext files to most recent version along with my touchpad driver and WMI driver. (10/24/12)

    My other post which may help other

    http://www.osx86.net/view/2958-asmedia_usb_3.0_chip1042_fully_working_...html

    http://www.osx86.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=2628

    For Guide go here: http://www.{censored}.com/mountain-lion-laptop-support/62178-asus_k53sc_mountain_lion_guide.html

    AppleHDA ALC269 Audio : http://www.{censored}.com/10-7-laptop-support/51019-update-alc-269-patch-applehda-may-work-idea-others.html

    Elantech Touchpad Driver(Only for V3 hardware) for Mac OSX :
    http://www.{censored}.com/mountain-lion-laptop-support/74051-elantech-touchpad-driver-mac-osx.html

    Hope it helps some.

    6,699 downloads

    25 comments

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  21. Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H pack

    Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H light pack is all-in-one post-installation tool designed specifically for this motherboard and UEFI BIOS. There are no additional DSDT files in the pack because of UEFI, however you'll find all necessary drivers, system definitions + several useful applications...



    Other Post Installation Tool Packs
    Don't forget to check this page for future updates!

    10,074 downloads

    49 comments

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  22. Asus P8H61-M LX3 Plus R2.0 package

    This is a package for Asus P8H61-M LX3 Plus R2.0 with nVidia GTX 550 Ti & VIA VT1708S audio.
    Tested in OSx 10.9.1

    System Specifications:
    Board: Asus P8H61-M LX3 Plus R2.0-Bios 1105
    Processor: Intel Core i3-3220 3.30 GHz
    RAM: Kingston 4GB
    Graphics: nVidia GTX 550 Ti 1GB
    Audio: VIA VT1708S
    Network: Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

    All work properly, DSDT edited by myself with 0 errors. kext edited by myself too.

    Enjoy it.

    1,858 downloads

    3 comments

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  23. Asus X53sv/K53sv

    This is all need kexts to make OS X 10.9 full work on Asus X53sv/K53sv. Only card reader and nvidia card (optimus) doesn't work. Rest work perfectlly. Package include DSDT and SSDT file. Nvidia card kill on dsdt.

    1,023 downloads

    1 comment

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  24. DELL M6300 LION USB Package

    This is a guide for how I installed OS X LION onto a Dell Precision M6300 - There is no way to know if this will work for you and if you decide to try it you do so at your own risk

    That said lets begin. I picked this M6300 Core 2 extreme x9000 up about a year and a half ago with the intention of installing OS X on it. It turned out to be quite the challenge. No method of installing Snow Leopard worked at all (not even iB{censored}+SL retail DVD) and the only way I found that would work was to use an older 10.6.3 Distro (I wanted it to be a Vanilla install but it just would not cooperate with me at all and as such I will not mention the name of this release) It easily upgraded via the online update all the way to 10.6.7 but totally refused 10.6.8. I did many web searches all the way from start to finish and was only able to find small clues about this machine and OS X. It seems everyone has had the troubles I have had but no one has documented any real procedure to get where I have reached. The install I used was a recommendation of a few posts I found by people with the m6300, and just last week I finally found a post that shed light on the way to get 10.6.8 running which ended up quite simple (though was a battle to get my BCM94321MC woking again and I am not sure exactly how I did it for 10.6.8) I then found a post via another post about the m6400 model as well explaining how to make a custom bootable USB for other Dell models (I will try to add as many links as I can) This led me to experiment and come up with a LION USB stick that finally booted on my m6300 !!! I am hoping someone here with real skills can help figure out a way to make this USB boot on an m6300 using just the right files from U{censored} (I tried a few ways and got very close - the spinning beach ball for a curser at the pre login white screen after the apple logo) and I've had no luck whatsoever making a bootable Mountain Lion USB that boots on an M6300

    First:

    Make sure you have backed up and made image files of any partition you wish to work with. I found what was best for me was 3 partitions, 2 at 50 gigs each and 1 large one to store image files. You will also need a USB drive 6g +
    and a copy of LION bought from the app store. Last you will need "some files* (I hate to suggest this but until someone can figure out why this works and an alternate way to make it happen this is all I can suggest) oh yes and a ton of patience?


    First Link to get the power reboot working and a big clue on two important kext files you need to hang on to before Upgrading:

    http://www.{censored}.com/snow-leopard-laptop-support/18015-dell-precision-m6300-working-mostly.html

    (post #8 by sling00 is what you want to read)


    This 2nd link has some good info that will help you understand what to do:

    http://www.{censored}.com/lion-laptop-support/23514-installing-lion-dell-inspiron-1720-1520-version-2-a.html

    (post #1 is what you want to read)

    This link led me to the previous link and is the one that gave me my final Idea:

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/258845-dell-precision-m6400-osx-lion/

    (post #4 is the one to read)


    My Final solution was to make a standard LION U{censored} drive and modify it just ever so slightly (with a few files from the original installer that was the only one that ever made it all the way through the boot sequence) and a few older kext files. Here is how I did it:

    My machine needed the power reboot fix and this I did first (in 10.6.8) by extracting my DSDT and adding the small edit to it from the first post I linked above, I also had to at times use various boot flags to get back on during the whole process and needed to use MB{censored} a bit to fine tune and to get my DSDT edit to work again - This is where the patience comes in - Research Chimera commands

    --> Follow the method for making a U{censored} USB drive. Then open it and go to the Extra folder at root and delete the contents and replace them with the contents of the Extra folder I am providing. Then navigate to /usr/standalone/ and delete the file "boot caches.plist" and the folder "i386" also replace these items (this step may be able to be fine tuned and or changed to use less or different files as well). The 3 kexts I am including came from SL 10.6.7/8 Two are described in that first post I linked and the 3rd is just in case your WiFi is troubling you. Replace these into /S/L/E/ folder and for good measure drop the extensions folder on "kext utility" and let it do it's thing and will make a file in /S/L/ called "Extensions.mkext" - also do this with the /E/E/ folder <--

    I've added a picture from the original install disk to illustrate the path to locate and replace the key files for the folders "extra" and "standalone" just in case it is not clear, as to the kexts to put in s/l/e I think you will know where that is and if not maybe should not attempt this

    This was all I had to do and then reboot, *presto* very quickly to the installer (you can select to boot from the stick or let your HD boot it's loader and select the stick there). I used disk utilities to erase my first disk to install on and continued with a fresh install. I used a couple boot flags after this to get to the desktop (think it was just arch=i386 -f -v) and checked everything - USB,Audio,Graphics etc and fixed as needed with MB{censored}, then made sure I could get it to reboot without flags and then made the first image of the 10.7 install. I repeated this procedure multiple times to test it, made an image of the USB stick and restored it to a different stick and it all worked well for me again.

    I was able to update to 10.7.4 but needed a spare USB keyboard to get to the desktop the first time (good to have and a USB mouse) I use one partition as a sort of base station to do any repairs or rescues from and when I have finally gotten it all working make my image file (I make one every step of the way too in case I mess up and need to go back a step or so) There was multiple times it seemed messed up, but one or two boots with some flags / then w/o and it was working again - or I would need to boot the other partition and do a little disk utility repairs then boot with and or w/o flags. I wish I understood more and could better explain the process but I am just learning as I go so best of luck to you all.


    IMPORTANT NOTES UPDATE:

    I just repeated this to recreate this process as I wanted to get a fresh partition to 10.7.5 booting in 64bit (already achieved, want to recreate)

    1st - You must have an external usb keyboard handy (I used my LION 10.7 image to create my boot sticks, I am not sure what will happen with an updated version of the LION installer say 10.7.2 etc)

    2nd - You must have at least one of the following conditions:

    a) 2 partitions, one with a working Snow Leopard install to work from on reboots

    a working OS X computer and a way to mount extra hard drives, so you can remove your HD from the m6300 and do the install and initial setup there

    c) possibly a working windows machine with a virtual machine running OS X to do initial setup from

    d) a good understanding of basic unix commands to work from the terminal

    THE INITIAL SETUP IS EVERYTHING & AS FOLLOWS:

    You have 2 choices when making a USB LION installer to use on the M6300 - both require the replacement of the content in the 2 folders "extra" & "standalone" for them to boot

    CHOICE 1)

    If you choose to go with the non-U{censored} USB stick that has a boot partition and an install partition this USB stick should boot and let you install quite easily

    CHOICE 2)

    If you use the U{censored} USB method and try to reboot from the stick you may encounter an error when you get past the "choose a language" screen - it may tell you that you can not install OS X on this machine but can restore an image or restart - you can however get to Disk Utilities and take advantage of that while you are there, if you get this error you will need to not boot from the stick but instead boot your HD with the working Snow Leopard install and use that Chimera boot loader screen to select your USB LION installer, this is how it was for me (make sure you have a working Snow Leopard install with an updated Chimera Bootloader)

    Either Way:

    When I got done installing 10.7 LION I had to reboot my working partition of Snow Leopard and run the LION MB{censored} from there where I selected "EasyBeast" only then "Continue" then "Change Location" (which is sort of goofy with MB{censored} that it does not let you select location first) which takes you back a screen where you have to select "EasyBeast" again so you can continue and install on the correct partition where your new LION install is.

    This is followed by the first boot attempt to get to the LION setup screens - I use --> arch=i386 -f -v <-- as my 3 boot flags and I was taken to the set up screens, and this is where I had to have a USB keyboard plugged in because if I did not then the first screen says I "do not have a keyboard" (no amount of monkeying around with MB{censored} and or kexts was able to get around this for me, though maybe you can) you can easily set up lion after this and get to the desktop (or at least I did)

    If you have a 10.7 only installer like me and have to use the update combos you will have to be prepared to replace certain kexts again as well as use boot flags to get back to the desktop. I can not stress how very important a separate working partition with SL in advance is, unless you are able to figure out other ways. In the end when I got 10.7.5 up and going in 32 bit the hardest thing after that was getting the right combo of boot flags together to allow me a stable 64 bit boot (I also ended up using an iMac 7.1 smbios definition since I have the core 2 extreme CPU though the Mac Pro 3.1 was working, it just seemed to run a little cooler idle with the iMac)

    I also found that Chameleon Wizard was a very handy tool for me since I am not very skilled at this whole process, very quick and easy to use with lots of tools all in one spot

    If you want to use the Non-U{censored} method I have uploaded a separate file called "2 Partition USB method" inside is the instructions and everything you need to make the USB boot drive except the LION Install App from the app store (you must provide this yourself for either method described) I also had to use the kexts from my s:l:e.zip after the install to make my LION partition boot for either method.

    This should be enough to get you going and hopefully someone can come up with a way to install ML on the M6300 next! Good luck!

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