This computer was bought from a local store as a finished build configuration for less than 500 Euros. I didn’t intend to create Hackintosh so I didn’t care about components at first, but computer had a some kind of BIOS error and I couldn’t shutdown from ubuntu 12.04, than I tried Ubuntu 10.04 with the same result. After that I tried Windows 7 and computer was still unable to shutdown.
Then I read on some forum that fix is to put out and back BIOS battery. And voila computer was able to shutdown like normal. Interesting thing is that this happened on a new mainboard, with the default BIOS settings… so I asume it’s a some kind of Asus mainboard bug. Continue reading How to Install Retail Mac Os X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion on Asus P8B75-M LX + update to 10.8.4
MyHack is quite popular hackintosh installation tool, functionality is more less the same as tonymacx86’s Unibeast + Multibeast installation method. This method is fairly simple and straightforward, no terminal or coding required, just use this simple tool graphical interface to create your own bootable USB installer. Continue reading How to create bootable Mountain Lion 10.8.2 USB installer using myHack
GA Z77-DS3H is quite good and not so expensive mainboard for Hackintosh systems running Os X 10.7 or later. It’s not OOB since you will need to add and remove some kexts to make it fully functional + set up your bios. This new generation of motherboard uses UEFI Bios so DSDT.aml in not needed anymore. All you will need is a few extra kexts for your Network, Audio and Serial-ATA interface… Also this tutorial includes setup for Nvidia GTX 650 graphics card, which is used instead of default CPU’s Intel HD 2500 graphics.
Continue reading How to Install Retail Mac Os X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion on Gigabyte GA Z77-DS3H + update to 10.8.3
DSDT.aml (Differentiated System Description Table) is a file used to tell OS X how to locate and enable features of your computer mainboard without checking of BIOS. It can be placed at the root of your system hard drive or in /Extra folder which depends on your installation method.
It’s possible to tweak Os X system in all sorts of ways by changing lines of code in the DSDT.aml file. Unfortunately, you can’t just open this file in TextEdit. First you must extract your DSDT.aml, convert it to DSDT.dsl, then edit it and recompile it to DSDT.aml. To make it easy there is a GUI application that allows you to do all of this in one editor.
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Updated to Mountain Lion 10.8.3 without any significant problems. Check bottom of the post for detailed info!
Gigabyte GA P41T-D3P is very cheap motherboard and it’s perfect solution if you wanna use your older socket 775 CPU with a newer DDR3 memory to build a low budget hackintosh. Actually its cheaper to buy new motherboard + 2x4GB DDR3 memory modules than just 2x4GB DDR2 memory modules which are very expensive this days. This tutorial will show you how to setup your BIOS, and install OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion on this specific motherboard, but it should work for most intel based Gigabyte main boards and core2duo or later processors. You just need to find exact hardware you use, and than select specific drivers and (if u use) DSDT.aml for your main board.
Continue reading Installation of Retail OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion on Gigabyte GA P41T-D3P + update to 10.8.3
This tutorial shows how to install Retail Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 64 bit on a PC based computer. It’s made specific for the Gigabyte GA EP41-UD3L main board, but most of tutorial should work for most intel based main boards and core2duo or later processors. You just need to know exact hardware you use, and than select specific drivers and (if u use) DSDT.aml for your main board. Mountain Lion does not support 32 bit mode anymore…
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