• Hackintosh Megathread - "Educational Purposes" Edition
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Using that option didn't do anything. I felt as if I got further with it enabled, as it actually threw stuff out into verbose this time, but then rebooted right after. I've been researching around, and I think now-a-days it would be more suitable to use ModCD to boot up OS X rather than Chameleon. I think my issue is directly related to Chameleon, because Darwin never actually starts. [editline]30th May 2012[/editline] I just don't have the luxury of getting a DVD or USB big enough to burn a Vanilla OSX disk. :(
I have always used Nawcom's CD for booting.
Any particular hackintosh distro I should opt for with this hardware? [img]http://brettjones.me/i/desktop.png[/img] (Graphics card is an AMD Radeon HD 6970).
You might be able to get away with Kakewalk, although you need access to a mac for that and your motherboard isn't explicitly listed as compatible.
A pair of 'hackers' have defaced the iaktos website. [url]http://iatkos.me/[/url] They act like they're 12.
I always just torrented iAtkos But that's silly.
I've just crawled over every single page of the internet looking for a Dell D620 boot image for Snow Leopard, the guy that made the guide for this particular laptop doesn't seem to be active anymore and his links were broken, but I finally found it. I'll post back with my progress on the install. It's a pain in the arse finding a version that works with GMA950's, so I'm happy.
Uh, Snow Leopard is a 6.4gb DMG or a 7.5GB ISO, I have no dual layer DVDs and my 8GB flash drive was stolen. Hopefully my iPod Touch will work as a bootable drive otherwise I'm fucked.
Got 10.7.2 working on my main rig, awesome.
For those of you who are sworn to hackintoshing like I am [url]http://mupromo.com/[/url] I can vouch personally that this is worth it for Parallels and ScreenFlow alone
Update on my Hackintosh, running a quick reinstall to fix some compatibility errors and I'm good. Using iATKOS L2 on an Asus P8Z68-V LX with an i5 2500k and 8GB of 1600mhz DDR3. Mainly using drivers off the iATKOS DVD save for the Realtek ethernet drivers and AC887 audio drivers on Multibeast. Sadly I can't find the wireless drivers I need so I'm just using my laptop as a network bridge, works flawlessly.
Starting on a Dell Latitude D620 hackintosh now, if anybody needs my bootpack or post install fixes then just ask, I know that these laptops are a pain in the arse to do.
Will a hackintosh work with a generic eMachines motherboard and Intel core 2 duo with a hd radeon 5670?
Really hoping the new nVidia w/Optimus kexts in 10.7.4 can be patched for other laptops. The nVidia card is the only thing keeping me from using OS X as primary OS on my Dell. There's talk of it being possible in a thread on InsanelyMac, but the guy that investigates and does the work won't be able to start until July D:
does this follow requirements? [IMG]http://puu.sh/BeYX[/IMG] [editline]16th June 2012[/editline] also, is there any risk in losing windows 7? I want to dual boot
I would really like to get this running on my machine, as I haven't been able to try OS X out yet. But I imagine it being great, so I would like to give it a try. Also, will I lose my Windows 7 setup by doing this? Here's my specs, hoping for the best! [img]http://i.imgur.com/1vJ3E.png[/img]
[url]http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page[/url] Decide which version you're going to install, click components, and see if your motherboard comes up. Even if you can't find it you can still have a go at trying an installation. It isn't as easy as "put a DVD in and press install" so nobody can really say that your build is definitely going to work flawlessly.
Fuck yes, I come under the requirements. I'm pretty happy
[QUOTE=Protocol7;36221664]For those of you who are sworn to hackintoshing like I am [url]http://mupromo.com/[/url] I can vouch personally that this is worth it for Parallels and ScreenFlow alone[/QUOTE] Was kinda iffy about getting this since I've been using a completely legally downloaded version of Parallels for ages but I feel like when I get my new retina display macbook it'll be easier just to use the official version and update it rather then waiting for a crack to come out. Meh I'll get it why not might as well.
Can anyone still tell me please about the dangers of upgrading and losing Windows? This is the one thing stopping me, I can't risk to lose my work and games because as much as I want this I will still need to dual boot to windows every so often
[QUOTE=fruxodaily;36372565]Can anyone still tell me please about the dangers of upgrading and losing Windows? This is the one thing stopping me, I can't risk to lose my work and games because as much as I want this I will still need to dual boot to windows every so often[/QUOTE] Well you should back up all your stuff obviously, but the best case scenario for installing OSX to prevent damage to windows would to be to install it to a separate physical drive if at all possible.
[QUOTE=michaeldim;36372813]Well you should back up all your stuff obviously, but the best case scenario for installing OSX to prevent damage to windows would to be to install it to a separate physical drive if at all possible.[/QUOTE] I only have one drive, my parents are thinking of buying a 1TB hard drive because we need to shift their old computer files to another drive. I think I'll wait until I get a job so I can buy OSX and get another hard drive.
Can anyone recommend me a good laptop for Hackintoshing? I'm looking for at least an i5 and a good screen between 13 and 15 inch. I'm not too bothered about the hard drive and memory as I can upgrade the RAM myself and will be putting in a SSD my self. I'm looking to pay some where between £500-£600
Sorry to bump this. but i got a question but is it true that if you try updating your hackintosh with mac os x update will it break it?
I Have the same motherboard as you i really want to install os x on my computer can you explain how you did it:smile:
If you're using custom kexts it can sometimes break the hackintosh when you update
How well are synaptic touchpads supported? On a hackintosh laptop can you do any of the multitouch commands? Going to test later tonight if I can get Mountain Lion running on my Sager Np9150. Chose this over a macbook pro for the price per $. Quad i7m, 16gb of ram and a gtx 670m should wreck osx.
[QUOTE=robotman5;36706220]Sorry to bump this. but i got a question but is it true that if you try updating your hackintosh with mac os x update will it break it?[/QUOTE] I haven't had any problems with OS X updates in Lion or Snow Leopard. However, it seems that the preferred method is that instead of updating through OS X updates, you download the update combos from Apple's site. [editline]11th August 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Bonzai11;37181612]How well are synaptic touchpads supported? On a hackintosh laptop can you do any of the multitouch commands? Going to test later tonight if I can get Mountain Lion running on my Sager Np9150. Chose this over a macbook pro for the price per $. Quad i7m, 16gb of ram and a gtx 670m should wreck osx.[/QUOTE] There's some Synaptic kexts that supposedly support it, but I unfortunately don't have any laptop to try this on. I can't find any guides for that laptop, so I'd suggest the UniBeast method. I've had a lot of success with it. Unfortunately, though, you [i]need[/i] a working OS X install to do it. You could possibly do this in a virtual machine. [editline]11th August 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=bbroecker37;37181282]I Have the same motherboard as you i really want to install os x on my computer can you explain how you did it:smile:[/QUOTE] I updated the OP with my new build. Unfortuantely, I ditched the ASUS motherboard and AMD processor because it's quite a pain to get AMD builds functioning with OS X (at least for me). I spent a [i]lot[/i] of time on that, and when I finally got it working with chocolate_kernel on Snow Leopard, I would still get occasional kernel panics and I never really knew why. If you're serious about making a hackintosh, I unfortunately have to recommend you get an Intel processor/motherboard. Then, you can use the vanilla (stock) OS X kernel, instead of a patched and modified one.
P8Z68-V LX, i5 2500k, 8GB DDR3 and 1 GTX560 TI on 10.7.4 running completely flawlessly, I love it. If anyone is on similar specs and wants to know how I got everything working then let me know.
Sorry for the bump. But I just installed 10.7.2 on my notebook. :dance: Everything is working fine, except the graphics saying I have an "Unknown nVidia card". I'm using an NVEnabler kext, which has a string called "model", but it doesn't work when I inject the name of the card. I've also tried to use the Chameleon graphics enabler, which worked fine, except for the fact that it doesn't support the notebook's native resolution.
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