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Hackintosh attempt.

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1 Hackintosh attempt. on Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:32 pm


This is were I will post my attempt at hackintoshing my desktop.

PC Specs:

PC:  Asus Essentio CM1730-05  Purchased from BestBuy for $559.99

CPU: AMD Phenom ii X6 1065t 2.9 GHz

Motherboard: M4A78LT-M

GPU: ATI Radeon 3000. This GPU is not supported.  (Ordered EVGA Geforce 9500 GT 1GB DDR2 for upgrade/easy install and Open GL and QE/CI support.  Just use GraphicsEnabler=yes and bam, its fully working. Price:  $54.99.  May need to use the Chameleon 2.0 RC5 boot loader.)

PSU: 500w Power Supply.  (I'll check the full specs later. for the PSU.  I am currently using this computer and the sticker that has the info on it is facing the other side of the PC.)

(If you want more specs please ask)

Attempt one:

Booting off the Iaktos S3 V2 installation disk with no flags.  Hangs at apple logo and fails to boot.

Attempt two:

Boot with busratio=20 cpus=6

Install Iaktos S3 V2.  Boot fails.  (Note:  I tried to but with -v -x -f busratio=20 cpus=6)

Reason:  KP (The Kernel I used was not compatible with my CPU)

Attempt Three:

Same Failure.

Attempt Four:

Install successful.

Second boot successful.  (Note:  Have to boot with busratio =20 cpus=6 or it hangs at the apple logo.)

The audio some what works.  Its very choppy but I think I may have found a fix.  The Graphics card is not supported at all.  Resolution:  1024x768.  The Graphics card is integrated piece of crap.  I attempted to get this graphics working with no luck.

Attempt Five:

Still in the process.  I am right at this moment shrinking my Windows partition to get ready for a dual boot.  May not work properly.  Using GParted on a Ubuntu 9.04 installation disk to shrink the partition.  I am waiting for the Graphics Card to come in the mail so I can install Mac OS X on the unalocated space of the HDD.  (I am going to see if I am able to dual boot Mac OS X first.  This will be part of attempt Five.  Shrinking a 1TB partition to 50% of its full capacity will take up to 3-4 hours.

More News will be on its way.

UPDATE; Shrinking the partition has finished and I am about to see if I can boot back onto Windows.

UPDATE:  Successfully booted into Windows.

UPDATE:  Successful dual boot.  Can boot into Windows and Mac.  Next step: Install new GPU.   New update should be up in 3-5 days.

Update:  Got my Belkin Wireless G adapter working with Mac.  It has the Zydas Chip set.  (Version 4xxxx)  Used custom Wifi Software.  (WLan)  Runs great.  Fast internet. Next Update may not be for 3-5 days.  (Unless I fix my Audio.)

UPDATE:  After Audio fix attempt I got a KP so next will be Attempt 6.  I will update this in 3-5 days.


Attempt 6
FULLY working hackintosh.  Audio works now and everything.  Now the only problem I have is that I can not control the volume.  Thats it.  I mean it thats the only problem.

Shhh, it's Mario.  Don't forget to introduce yourself to our community here and our Discord group here. Very Happy

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