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  1. yeah, agreed, using flags at prompt won't make permament system changes. And for #6, that happened to me a couple of times. Installing a boot loader won't overwrite the existing one. i was forced to reinstall but didn't loose any system files. Thank You for your feedback!
  2. Hello All! i compiled a list of my top 5 don'ts when building a hackintosh. I will add to this post as my knowledge widens Dont's 1. NEVER EVER randomly install a kext that you do know anything about. This could be an audio, video, Ethernet, or graphics Kext. Always look for user feedback or build a backup machine 2. NEVER update your mac to a system update(for example 10.8.3) provided from Apple until the hackintosh developers give you the all clear. System updatesmay cause kernel panics and you might have to reformat your drive. You will loose all data unless you created a back up 3. Do NOT install random bootloaders unless you absolutely have to. Different bootloaders come with different flags which may lead to an unbootable system 4. Do NOT use a hacked distribution of OSX from tormenting websites. You are bound to run into errors of all sorts such as the "unknown error" error when signing into the app store or icloud or you may experience graphical glitches with your gfx card 5. Try not to experiment with your system files unless you know what you are doing. For example, adding flags to your bootloader or editing a plis file.
  3. Hey Conti, Can you send me a copy of the beta? I would love to help test it for you. About the problem, didn't Apple refresh their Mac Units with the intel 4000? It should work out of the box, technically speaking
  4. Yes, I have a working installation. Problem is I can't get my native resolution[with a clean chameleon], Ethernet or sound to work. The keyboard and trackpad also does not work. But for those I used a USB Keyboard and mouse. I used Myhack to install Chameleon but it installed an old version for some reason. My battery died mid-way while installing 10.6 on my usb which corrupted the entire system. I'll try the command you suggested and report back. Thank You Conti!
  5. Update 1: December 11 2012 5:56PM EST- I tried to remove the files using rm -f with no luck. Either that or the file was not deleted. I used the flag "-s" at bootup and used the terminal at the Snow Leopard installation screen. I also used the flags that you told me to use. The problem still exists. The preboot also cannot be opened with PowerISO Update 2: I removed the files you told me to but I the bootloader was not able to boot to the Install DVD. Any alternatives?
  6. Thank You Conti! I will do those steps and report back! To remove the files, I have to -s into the system and cd and rm the files right? Would it be better to boot into a clean bootloader[latest chameleon] instead? If this works, you'll save me 1.x grand. As for my gfx card it is the: Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
  7. Tried that already. -v is just verbose. Thank you though. *Calls Conti...* He's the pro of all pros
  8. i came across this problem after successfully installing OSX 10.6.3. As you can see in the video, the system boots fine but sleeps after the apple logo. This is after the reboot from the installation successful screen and booting into the desktop. I will say that it is a hit or miss that when i press my power button the screen turns on. I also will say that I had a successful install before with my native res but with no ethernet and sound. Restart and shutdown worked. The problem was that i didn't have access to another computer so i had to reinstall Windows 7, get the files and try again. After my second attempt, I ran the myfix app(full fix) and installed chamelon. This unfortanetly broke some working features. The resolution resorted back to 1024x768x32. I tried running mutibeast(big mistake) which crashed and crippled the system. I tried a ton of flags. I'll list them below 1. busratio=20 cpus=1 -v -x -f 2. GraphicsEnabler=No/Yes 3. USBBusFix=No/Yes 4. -x 5. -f 6. PciRoot=1 7. PCIRootUID=0 8. no flags http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taYnKWsAo8M&feature=plcp sorry for the upside down video. Thank You! Note thie is a retail installlation I used this bootloader with some preinstalled items[File reuploaded to Skydrive] https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=6 ... 0Cen1L-cI0 Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family Intel® Core2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz 4GB DDR3 RAM Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Dell Laptop Model Dell XPS m1330 [2008]
  9. I recorded and uploaded a video showing what happens. Since I reinstalled Windows, I now face the problem of reaching the welcome screen for installtation process http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taYnKWsAo8M&feature=plcp P.S Sorry about the upside down video
  10. The boot loader does matter. I loaded chameleon on a cd and was able to get to the welcome screen but with no keyboard and mouse support. I think the fix for this is to use a USB keyboard and mouse. I can also confirm that tonycrap's I software is complete shit. Thank you! Edit the installation was successful! Only problem was I didn't ave the my hack file. Doing a second attempt now
  11. On it now. Which boot loader should i use? Thank you!! Edit: I used the flag you gave me and the system couldn't get past loading a kext. The problem might be the boot loader I used. I'm going to test chameleon, empire efi and a couple of other boot loaders. If I am unsuccessful , ill just buy a Mac.
  12. Hey Conti! Today I decided to try and install OSX on my Dell XPS m1330 laptop. I posted the specs in another post but for reference i'll repost them here. Here is what happens. After entering the flags "busratio=20 cpus=1 -v -x -f", the system goes through the usual loading kexts thing and then the last line i think is "systemShutdown false". After that it flashes a greyish white screen. My laptop display then turns off and dies. This is similar to what happened when i tried to fix the mac app store problem. My computer would restart and sleep. Do you know a fix for this? I am using the retail 10.6.3 disc from apple. Thank You! Let me know if you need more information. Here are my specs Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family Intel® Core2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz 4GB DDR3 RAM Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Dell Laptop Model Dell XPS m1330 [2008]
  13. hey Conti! While trying to install OSX 10.5.2 [in order to use myhack], This message was spammed across my screen: "USB NOTIFICATION: THE DEVICE "EHCI" root Hub stimulation @ 0xfa000000 has caused an over... issue..." I used Empire EFI for the bootloader. Let me know if you need more information
  14. From my personal experience, this flag works in [most] cases. I call it the golden flag: busratio = 20 cpus=1 -v -f -x Make sure you press F8 at boot and use the bootloader EmpireEFI. The -f flag for me fixes my frozen desktop. The -v flag boots into verbose mode, so you can easily diagnose kernel panics The -x flag boots into single user/safe mode. Let me now if the flag works and Good Luck!
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