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[Guide] Successful Toshiba Satellite P755 Laptop Install - Mavericks 10.9 (Niresh)
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Hi Everyone, this is my 1st post!
 
First off, thanks to Niresh and the crew for making awesome installs that work!  I tried all the other install options available in the scene but this is the only one that worked for me and nearly everything worked out of the box except for WiFi, and SD card reader, but they do now.
 
I AM NOT A TECHNICAL EXPERT - If you ask me how to fix this or that, I don't know.  I read every forum, and researched all the Hackintosh info I could and spent countless hours learning.  I just now what I did works and wanted to share it here.  You can do things in another way (format/make bootable USB) but I put in this article up documenting what I did and how I did it, and it works.  :D
 
This guide is for Toshiba Satellite Laptop users, in particular those with Intel 2nd generation CPU platforms and P755 series.  My specs are...
 
Toshiba Satellite P755 1004XT [Model - PSAY3L-0PX055]  Purchased in Thailand.
Mobile QuadCore Intel Core i7-2670QM, 2200 MHz HM65, Intel Sandy Bridge
8 Gigs (DDR3-1333 DDR3 SDRAM)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M  (2 GB)
Intel HD Graphics 3000
LG Philips LP156WH4-TLA1 (Monitor)[15.6" LCD]
Intel Cougar Point HDMI @ Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller [b-2]
Realtek ALC269 High Definition Audio Controller
Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
TOSHIBA MK7575GSX ATA Device  (750 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA-II)
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW CT31F ATA Device (DVD)
HID Keyboard Device Standard PS/2 Keyboard HID-compliant mouse
Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad
Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network (WiFi)
Adapter Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (Ethernet)
 
Your system may vary but if you have the same system I have or a Toshiba with specs close to these you may be in luck.  My laptop worked nearly out of the box, except for a few adjustments (WiFI/SD Card Reader) but right now it works flawlessly with all components, sound, both graphics (Intel/nVidia) WiFi, Ethernet, all of it works, with no issues. Here is what I did to get it up and running.
 
Boot info:
I'm using one 750 GB hard disk with two partitions, one for Win 7 x64 and one for MacOSX (this Hackintosh) for dual boot.  I will assume you already know how to create partitions.  If not you need to learn how.  You need two partitions, one for Win 7 x64 and one for Mac.  I named mine WIN7X64 (C:/) and MacOSX (D:/).  The WIN7X64 (C:/) partition already had an existing installation of Windows 7 x64 on it and the other partition (D:/) I used for file storage.  I just moved all the files from the storage drive (D:/) to a Passport drive and made that partition (D:/) my MacOSX drive for this Hackintosh install.
 
Pre Install:
b. Download RehabMan's FakeSMC kext here... http://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-fakesmc-kozlek/downloads
c. Download NullCPUPowerManagement kext here... http://olarila.com/files/10.6/PM/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext.zip
d. Download the Atheros WiFi kext here... http://www.osx86.net/file/372-atheroswifiinjector-kext/  (For AR9002WB-1NG/ or 9285)
e. Download WinDiskImager here... http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
g. Download TransMac here... http://www.acutesyst...mac/tmsetup.zip  (15 day Trial/Used for viewing Mac volumes in Win 7 x64)
 
h. Use BootIce to format your USB stick.  Open the program, Select your USB stick, Click on Parts Manage, then click Repartition.  It will recognize the type of drive it is, partition and format the drive, done.  Ignore any Windows popup that asks you to format it again, just close that window.  Continue...
 
i. Use WinDiskImager to create your USB boot disk with the Niresh (OSX-Mavericks.dmg) you downloaded.  Open WinDiskImager, select your USB drive you just formatted with BootIce, and then click on the little blue folder icon to navigate to where where the Niresh OSX-Mavericks.dmg is.  Click/Open that .dmg file and then click "write" and WinDiskImager will start writing the Niresh DMG file to the USB, which takes about 10 minutes.  If you get an error while writing to the USB drive just repeat the above process and write it again.  Done.
 
 
HERE WE GO!
 
1. Installing:  
 
MAKE SURE NO OTHER DRIVES OR DEVICES ARE PLUGGED INTO USB PORTS (mouse okay). Put the Niresh USB stick you made into your computer, power on, and then hit f12 or whatever key it is that allows you to select the boot device in your BIOS and select boot from the USB drive.  
 
2. The Niresh menu will pop up.  IMPORTANT:  Select the USB drive OSX and then hit the space bar and use these boot flags...
 
cpus=1 -f -v          (<<<--- If you don't use those flags the installer will hang)
 
3. Hit the <Enter> key.  
 
You will see the program loading in verbose mode going through all the stuff and then it will get to [AGPM] something... and appear to halt, it doesn't.  It just takes a couple of minutes to get past this part (3-5 minutes in my case) so just wait.  You will then get to the installer screen.  Select your language and click the arrow and wait until you see the menu bar on top (or it may appear before that) but don't continue through the install just yet.  For me, I had to select my language first before the menu bar appeared at the top of the screen, but maybe for you it will appear right away.
 
4. You will see the menu bar at the top of the screen.  Go to Utilities/Disk Manager and use the Disk Manager to format (erase) your already created MacOSX partition, mine is named MacOSX [D:/MacOSX].  Select your Mac partition and format it (erase) as Journaled mode.  When it has finished formatting, close Disk Manager and then continue on with the setup install package.  It takes about 30 minutes.  When it is done, it may try to automatically reboot, don't reboot into the new Hackintosh install yet.  Shut down.
 
5. Boot into Windows and open Windows Explorer.  You will see the Mac drive there (mine is called MacOSX)...
 
 
winexp.jpg
 
 
Note: If you don't see the MacOSX drive in Explorer, open Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management and select your MacOSX partition by right clicking on it and then choose Change/Assign a drive letter.  It will then appear in Explorer.
 
Working in Exporer now, go to your MacOSX drive and navigate to System/Library/Extensions...
 
 
winexp2.jpg
 
and copy (replace) the three following kexts... NullCPUPowerManagement.kext and FakeSMC.kext AtherosWiFiInjector.kext (that you already downloaded before) into the Extensions folder.  
 
<Edit:> Also download these files to enable your SD Card reader.  Mine is a JMicron JMB38X.  The following kexts were used to enable my card reader which works perfectly.
 
HSSDBlockStorage.kext and JMB38X.kext from here... http://www.osx86.net/file/1424-jmicron-sd-mmc-card-jm38x/
 
I installed these in this order using the Super Speed Kext Utility from here... http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/140647-latest-kext-utility-mavericks-super-speed-edition/
 
1. VoodooSDHC.kext
2. JMB38X.kext
3. HSSDBlockStorage.kext
 
You can try and add them in this step, or do it from within Mavericks with the Kext Utility, either way should work, but I am holding to exactly how I did it and that works.  You can try any way you want.
</Edit>
 
Shut down and reboot.
 
6. Upon reboot you will need to hit a key to stop the automatic Niresh boot-loader.  Now you will have some boot options in the Niresh boot-loader of what you can load.  Select the MacOSX HD (or whatever you named your Mac partition) and then press the space bar.  At the bottom of the screen you'll see a small window to type in boot flags (boot X:).  Type in these boot flags...
 
cpus=1 -f -v
 
Then hit <Enter>
 
The verbose boot process will go again and then you'll get to the Mavericks account setup screen, so go through all that.  In my case the screen was all chopped up and full of artifacts but I just clicked around and got through and got my account setup. 
 
NOTE: This is due to the fact the new install hasn't been completed and the kext files and all the permissions will need to be updated before it works right.  Go ahead and finish the account creation process.
 
7. Mavericks starts loading... Screen may still look wrong but just go on letting Mavericks load.  DON'T CLICK OR TOUCH ANYTHING!!!  The Niresh install program starts running (with Indian pop music playing) and repairs all the permissions and cache.  At this point I had a funky looking screen still with a few weird looking artifacts all along the dock but it still worked and the Niresh updater finished.  Remember, don't click or touch anything until it is fully completed and your hard disk light shows no activity.  Takes 10 minutes or so.  When it is all done, shut down.
 
Note:  If the Niresh final setup crashes don't worry, just reboot as above with the same flags and when mavericks loads the Niresh final system configuration will finish.  This happened on my system where the final configuration was running and the I got a black screen... kext unloading, or something like that.  I just rebooted and it all finished on the second attempt.  This may have had something to do with permissions, I don't really know.
 
STOP!!!  Once your Mavericks final configuration completed, don't start using it yet.  Shut down, and boot back into Windows 7.  Go to the MacOSX volume again in Windows Explorer and open the Extra folder (in the root of the drive).  Then open up the file called smbios.plist to edit its contents.  I use Edit Pad Pro (right click/send to/Edit Pad Pro).  Replace the contents of that file with this...
 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    <key>SMbiosvendor</key>
    <string>AppleInc.</string>
    <key>SMbiosversion</key>
    <string>MBP81.88Z.0047.B1E.1109091244</string>
    <key>SMboardproduct</key>
    <string>Mac-94245A3940C91C80</string>
    <key>SMfamily</key>
    <string>MacBookPro</string>
    <key>SMmanufacturer</key>
    <string>AppleInc.</string>
    <key>SMproductname</key>
    <string>MacBookPro8,2</string>
    <key>SMserial</key>
    <string>C02GM530DF8X</string>
</dict>
</plist>
 
and then save the file.  Be sure to make a copy of the original first!
 
Note:  You need to have an smbios.plist file that matches as closely to the computer you have in order for it to work properly.  I tried several different ones *MacBook Pro 8,2/8,3 and so on) but this is the one that worked.  You may have to experiment with different ones.  Where to get them?  Google it!  I found all of them at Every Mac.
 
8. After you alter the smbios.plist file, shut down, power up, and then reboot the MacOSX partition again, remembering to use the flags.
 
(cpus=1 -f -v )
 
9. Upon reboot my system was working perfectly! (I thought).  It all works, Sound, Screen Saver, Sleep, HW Monitor, all of it.  Wait... except the WiFi.  Why?  We already installed that kext through Windows Explorer.  If the same thing happened to you and you got no WiFi after installing initially, no problem...
 
10. Open up Kext Wizard and click the Installation tab, navigate to your Windows 7 drive (I can see my drive C:/ in my Mac install in the Computer tab) and locate the AtherosWiFiInjector.kext on your Windows 7 drive and install it with the Kext Wizard.  If you can't open your Windows drive from within your Mac install, then shut down, go back into Windows, copy the AtherosWiFiInjector.kext file to a USB drive, boot back into MacOSX (with flags) and then use the Kext Wizard to install the file from the USB stick.  After it finishes installing click on maintenance and repair tab in the Kext Wizard and choose the repair all permissions in System and Cache folders option.  When that process is complete, shut down, reboot as before, and don't forget the FLAGS!
 
Note: I use Windows Explorer to copy all the kext files I need to the Desktop on my Mavericks drive (D:/MacOSX).  I created a folder on the Mac Desktop (In Explorer it is found under Users/My user name/Desktop/ and I use that folder to copy things from my PC to the Mac.  This is very useful and it works both ways because I can access my Windows partitions from Mavericks and copy/paste/transfer files Win-Mac or Mac-Win.
 
11. SUCCESS!!!
 
If you are like me, you have a fully functional Toshiba Satellite P755 running MacOSX Mavericks! 
 
My laptop works flawlessly, it all works, videos in QT, screen saver, YouTube, Skype, WiFi, sound, ethernet, everything.  I didn't try the HDMI but I never use it so I am not worried about that, but it shows up in System Info correctly.  The only thing I haven't figured out is how to boot without having to use the flags ( (cpus=1 -f -v ) but the way it is is fine with me because it works!  Right now I have a perfectly dual booting Win/Mac and everything works so I'll leave it at that until I read enough on how to get it to boot right without having to use the flags.  Maybe Niresh or one of the other excellent crew here can make some suggestions, but right now I have a system that works.
 
Once again, thanks and gratitude to the Niresh crew!
 
I hope this guide was useful and you have the same success I did!
 
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HI Duey

 

Your 750gb Hard Disk is partitioned into 2 partitions: one for W7 and one for mavericks....but the disk is formatted in mbr or in gpt(guid partition tab)???

Thanks for answering. :)

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@AngelDaniel niresh work on both MBR & GPT ...don't worry 

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Hi, when I go to utility disk to erase partition in mac os journaled, I obtain this error: "volume initialization failed with error. Impossibile modify partition map."

I have a 500 gb disk with 4 partition... the first three are in ntfs: one for win 7 ,one for reserved for system (thi is also a default partition for w7), the third partition is for Data always in NTFS..in the fourth partition, which i rename MAC OS X ,I wanted to install Mavericks...actually this is in fat 32... Anyone can help me to erase this partition in mac os journaled??? Or the only one solution is to erase the disk in GPT ,losing all partitions( including win 7 and data) and create the Mac os journaled partition??? anyone knows the solution???

Thanks fir answering !!!

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Hi, duey can you tell me what do you choose for the setup configuration??? In particular, graphic section, boot loader flags(use kernel cache is of default) and chipset driver( ahci 3 rd party sata?)now i am trying on an external HDD ....

Thanks for answering!

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Hi, when I go to utility disk to erase partition in mac os journaled, I obtain this error: "volume initialization failed with error. Impossibile modify partition map."

I have a 500 gb disk with 4 partition... the first three are in ntfs: one for win 7 ,one for reserved for system (thi is also a default partition for w7), the third partition is for Data always in NTFS..in the fourth partition, which i rename MAC OS X ,I wanted to install Mavericks...actually this is in fat 32... Anyone can help me to erase this partition in mac os journaled??? Or the only one solution is to erase the disk in GPT ,losing all partitions( including win 7 and data) and create the Mac os journaled partition??? anyone knows the solution???

Thanks fir answering !!!

simply goto windows create a partition using windows DiskManagement ,,then try installation ,,

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Hi, duey can you tell me what do you choose for the setup configuration??? In particular, graphic section, boot loader flags(use kernel cache is of default) and chipset driver( ahci 3 rd party sata?)now i am trying on an external HDD ....

Thanks for answering!

it's toltally depend upon your hardware ???what you have ??

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it's toltally depend upon your hardware ???what you have ??

MY Specs:

Intel® Core™ i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz

Toshiba Satellite P755 10-X TOSHIBA PEQAA

Northbridge Intel Sandy Bridge 09

Southbridge Intel HM65 B2

Socket 988B rPGA

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2Gb + Intel HD Graphics 3000

RAM 8Gb

Audio:Realtek ALC 269

Wifi:AR9002WB

500gb hdd seagate (7200 rpm).

my pc is very similar to that of Duey

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every option is available for hardware but you need  to look up in Customize ..and your nvidia graphics will not work need to use hd3000 only 

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I installed w7 then i installed maverick in 2 different partition in the same hdd...when i finish the installation ,i reboot and mavericks goes, but if i select windows 7 ...it gives me an error : BOOTMGR IS MISSING...how can i solve the problem???

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Has anyone found a way to automatically initialize the boot flags? (boot mac OS without the need of writing cpus=1 -f -v)

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Has anyone found a way to automatically initialize the boot flags? (boot mac OS without the need of writing cpus=1 -f -v)

You can use chameleon wizard or u can go in extra folder/org.chameleon.Boot.plist and modify file adding bootflags with text edit...

 

<key>Kernel Flags</key>

<string>cpus=1 -f -v</string>

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Anyone can tell me how to boot with all 4 cores , without system crash?

anyone has tried the VoodooTSSynx.kext?

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