Comments on: Hackintosh – it’s alive! http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/ don't panic() Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:13:29 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.7 By: cantankerouscoder http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-293 Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:48:55 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-293 I’m fairly sure what’s in smbios.plist has nothing to do with how Mac OS actually uses the machine.

I’ve never used Easybcd. Chameleon does what I want, but I suppose it’s something to consider for the future.

Sorry, I misread what you said. Regardless, getting the hpet to work correctly did require a dsdt change, as there was a section covering it inside the dsdt.

I never did use the onboard ethernet for this motherboard. It does not work out of the box & does require a 3rd-party driver (which I discussed in another post — it appears to be a different driver than the one you’re using). I use a wireless card (DWA 556) which *does* work out of the box, with no additional drivers. There’s source out there for the realtek driver — if I ever manage to install ethernet in my house near where my workstation is, then yeah, I’ll probably break down & fix the driver myself.

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By: Stephen Harris http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-290 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 23:15:23 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-290 To close this off. I booted up today and the self-assigned message was gone, it now said connected and had a DNS server and my Router’s IP address etc. Mail worked. I guess the polling for the DHCP server isn’t all that efficient. I wish I knew how to start the search connection to the server manually.It now says 12GB 667 Mhz DDR2 Sdram instead of DDR3 at a faster Mhz. Well, still something to learn.

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By: Stephen Harris http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-289 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 06:45:01 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-289 I also installed to two drives, Windows 7 second. I only used 6GB of ram for the SL install because I had read that there were installation problems if you used 12GB. For the Win7 install I inserted the additional 6GB. I have had this recognized afterwards, as 4GB of ddr2, 12GB of ddr2 and 12GB of ddr3. I have never edited the symbios file. I don’t know if it can be automatically regenerated after reading the bios. I’m not sure that what is reported actually had to do with what the machine uses.

I formatted the Mac drive with disk utility, GUID partition table and into one partition. It created an EFI, the main drive, and a 128mb partition even though I selected one partition. At first I had to use Iboot to boot SL. Then I ran Cameleon and can boot directly from the hard drive now. That means something was written to the hard drive. I believe that is what Easybcd reads. I can dual boot using Easybcd. I used to dual boot win xp and ubuntu. I used the dd command to put the 512 bytes in a .bin file on my Windows C: drive. It was simple to add Ubuntu to the XP boot.ini I think Easybcd boots SL from a file on the Mac hard drive, not the MBR. “Systems that support EFI require that the boot partition must reside on a GPT disk. Other hard disks can be either MBR or GPT.”
“When I boot chameleon, i see 3 choices — mac os, the system partition (which is the boot partition), and the windows data partition. This is how Windows 7 installs. Are you seeing something else?”

That is what I see when I use the iboot boot disk which now identifies itself as Chameleon RC.4. I have gotten an error from trying to boot the Win7 drive from there. I use Easybcd which boots directly to Win7 or to SL, = Chameleon, F8 gives me the option of booting to Windows Data, Windows Reserved or Snow Leopard. I think the Win 7 boot files are actually located on the Windows Reserved partition. Anyway, I don’t experiment with that anymore because something failed to work.
I’m not aware of describing power problems. The tutorial had me change the bios to AHCI, enable sata and esata, and put HPET into 64 bit mode. I thought HPET was related to power, maybe not. It was in the Power Management section of the bios.
My question was, what kext did you use to enable the onboard ethernet,
en0 and en1 so that you could connect to the internet? You said you used a vanilla kext. Which one is it, for this motherboard, it should be a RealTex and some number after RL? I think that Chameleon, since it was installed before Windows was installed probably points to the wrong Win partition. But I don’t care, I already have a solution.

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By: cantankerouscoder http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-288 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:57:16 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-288 The amount of ram reported in “About this Mac” actually has only to do with what you put in your smbios.plist file. There’s some way to get it to auto-detect, but I didn’t do that — I just edited my smbios file. (I have 6GB of DDR3).

Regarding Chameleon, I’m multi-booting with no troubles, but I’m using a 2nd drive. If you’re using MBR partitioning, that can definitely throw a wrench in to things. If you’re using GPT partitioning, I’ve heard of people having issues booting windows (7, presumably — vista can’t boot from GPT partitions) with that, too. I’m not sure what “automatic detection” you’re referring to here. When I boot chameleon, i see 3 choices — mac os, the system partition (which is the boot partition), and the windows data partition. This is how Windows 7 installs. Are you seeing something else?

I haven’t had the issues with power management you describe. To get power management to work reliably, however, you have to supply a modified dsdt, which I described in my other post.

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By: Stephen Harris http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-286 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 08:44:49 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-286 I have the same motherboard except the bios is FB and Revision 2.0 and the i7-950. I used the MultiBeast tutorial because it enjoyed the most success. I’ve had trouble with the Ethernet. At first no En’s, then it wouldn’t connect to the internet because of a self-assigned IP address. I spent hours on different combinations. Finally, I connected and could do email, and I locked it. After a later reboot I lost the connection and it now reported 4GB of ddr2 ram instead of 12GB of ddr3 ram. I used RL8169 for the kext? Also I can dual boot with Easybcd, as I installed Windows second. I do get a Chameleon boot screen but it doesn’t boot to the smaller Windows boot partition, that is, no automatic detection. It misses ntldr. I turned off xxxHPET in Power Management in the bios. Hackintosh reminds me of the Redhat 6 days.
My video worked, I think it was Nvidia enabler.

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By: Steven Vance http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-283 Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:23:23 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-283 Thanks for your insight on using the 32-bit Mac OS kernel over the 64-bit kernel. My Hackintosh is now in a great state and I don’t want to modify it unless there’s good reason to. I’ve had too many crashes and such because of the wrong kernel, wrong kernel flags, or the wrong choice in drivers.

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By: cantankerouscoder http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-177 Wed, 05 May 2010 15:08:03 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-177 I’ve made a new post with the diffs for my modified DSDT, as well as information about which kexts I had to use. Only FakeSMC 2.5 was actually required, but I also have VoodooHDA for sound, OpenHaltRestart to get it to reboot — only shutdown would work otherwise, and a null driver to get OS X to recognize my SATA ports as internal rather than external so that I didn’t have orange icons for hard drives. The last 2, however, are more convenience rather than functionality.

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By: kingofthelair http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-176 Wed, 05 May 2010 12:33:09 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-176 I would be interested in this dsdt as well. I have a rig based on this board ordered & should get it Fri or Mon.

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By: cantankerouscoder http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-175 Mon, 03 May 2010 11:54:07 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-175 I’ll post the diffs to my disassembled dsdt later this week. I’m using an openhaltrestart kext because I could only get restart (not shutdown) to work, and fakesmc 2.5. Otherwise I’m not using non-vanilla kexts.

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By: visor http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/2010/03/08/hackintosh-its-alive/comment-page-1/#comment-174 Mon, 03 May 2010 07:49:05 +0000 http://www.cantankerouscoder.org/?p=217#comment-174 Your Hackint0sh sounds useful – in fact, I have the x58a-ud5 also. Are you likely to make your DSDT and/or kexts available to download?

TIA

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