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    Developer, experienced with a wide range of web coding languages and platforms, with C# and .Net, and some Java. Anxious to get into XCode and learn iOS development
  1. I am running a VM on virtualbox, on my old amd machine - but have a few problems. The most critical is that i can't connect to the app store or to the apple developers site. (My goal is to use XCode). It looks like my failure to connect is because apple is not accepting the MAC address of the machine - but there may be other problems also. Any ideas on how to get in and access a current copy of xcode?
  2. check out this article - http://www.macbreaker.com/2015/01/virtualbox-yosemite-zone.html. I found it very helpful. With that said, i was able to get the VM hackintosh working - but I can't get it to do what I need. But the advice in the article should get you pretty far along.
  3. cannot get app store to work

    Aleks1 - Thanks for replying. My reason for doing this is that I can't afford a Mac at this time. VMware Workstation seems to be a pretty pricey program - and for just a few more dollars i cn probably get a used mini-mac. It sounds like you are aware of something i am not - perhaps a free or very inexpensive version of VMWare Workstation??? I tried using a free (for non-commercial use) version of VMWare Player - but it did not work for me with Yosemite on an AMD processor. Please let me know if there is something here i am misunderstanding. Ken
  4. Virtualbox VM on AMD I have been able to get a VM going using the Yosemite 10.10.1 .iso file. Have been successful installing with /amd1 and /amd2 bootflags. Have tried with npci=0x2000 and 0x3000, but not sure that they are having an effect for my machine. My computer is: HP desktop with: - AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor - 2.80 GHz. with 6GB RAM. - NVIDIA GeForce 9100 Display Adapter - Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit. The VM is set up with 3GB RAM, a 20GB virtual drive, and 128 MB graphics memory. During the setup of the machine I get a message box asking if I want to fix the app store – and warning that doing this cannot be undone. I have clicked to skip the fix, and I have clicked to do the fix. Either way the VM stops working before anything gets fixed. Any suggestions about what to do when that messagebox appears. (If I click to run the fix I get an instruction to delete any network interfaces and reboot, and then presumably reinstall – but if I delete the network interface I can never get the reboot to work (VM gets stuck). Oher problems too – but will save them for a later message.
  5. I have lots of questions - as is clear below. I am trying to run Yosemite (from the niresh yosemite 10.10.1 iso file) in a virtualbox VM - but it is running REALLY slow, the image rendering is awful, cannot get to the app store, and a slew of other problems. Also - I am logged in using root and niresh, per the screen that came up after loading up the VM - and when i create a new admin user and try to log in as that user, the VM gets stuck and fails to boot up. My main question is this - from what i have read here I am guessing that I need to fix a bunch of the kext files and change some of the boot settings - but i have no idea how to do those things. Are there any instructions or tutorials out there for unsophisticated people like me? Background - and i've put some questions in here if anyone has the patience to answer... I am a fairly new programmer, and want to learn to use xcode, and program with objective-c and swift for iOS. I also rcan't afford to buy a Mac right now - and a Hackintiosh seems like a great solution. But I am having trouble, and really need help (in addition to some very helpful answers I've gotten here in the past, which brought me to where i am). I am trying to run Yosemite in a Virtualbox VM (could not get my computer to recognize the .dmg file - and I like the idea of running inside a VM). My PC is a HP desktop with: - AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor - 2.80 GHz. with 6GB RAM. - NVIDIA GeForce 9100 Display Adapter - Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit. The VM is set up with 4GB RAM, a 40GB virtual drive, and 2 processors. (I've tried 1, 2 and 4 processors, and that setting doesn't seem to affect performance - if anyone has an idea regarding how i should set this, please let me know). The bootflags that worked for the install were "/amd1 npci=0x2000" After formatting the hard drive with the Disk Utitlity, and installing to the hard drive, the installation gets to "about 2 minutes remaining" and then stalls. But when i restart the VM I can boot from the new hard drive. (Is there a way to get it to go all the way and not get stuck at "about 2 minutes remaining"?) So when I boot from that hard drive I don't know what bootflags to use - PLEASE ADVISE. I have tried with npci=0x2000 and npci=0x3000 - but would appreciate advice on this point. After booting from the HD the system is really slow, the graphics are awful the screen is small. Also - the system asks me if i was to fix the App Store app - if i say yes then the system bogs down and gets stuck. FYI - I did all of this with the Mavericks ISO file, which got me further, but found that the newest xcode requires Yosemite or later. Also - I log in initially as root/niresh (per the screen that came up during the install). But when I create a new admin user and try to log in as the new admin user the bootup stalls (I've let it run overnight, and it stays stalled). Lots of things make the VM stall - like trying to connect to or create an iCloud account. Can anyone out there please help me get past all of this? Suggestions for what to do next? Thanks,
  6. stuck at hackintosh splash screen

    wait - i got a little farther - i turns out that I needed to install the virtualbox extensions pack. Now I get to the install section 0- but get stuck when it asks me to select a drive for the OS - the only drive showing is named Yosemite Zone, and the system tells me that it doesn't have enough free memory to install. Ideas?
  7. stuck at hackintosh splash screen

    Thanks both imputazz and kotyari4. I need a few more hints, if you (or anyone else reading this) can help. Following iimputazz's note, I checked my bios again and found that: - I could not find an HPET setting in the BIOS. - The SATA is set as AHCI - I could not find Executive Disable Bit or XD Technology setting. - Virtualization Technology is already enabled (did that when i first started on this project). - I could not find a USB Legacy setting. - I could not find a UEFI setting (could it be in the boot menu instead of BIOS?) Regarding kotyari4's comment: "When you booting from your virtual drive u need to start with boothloader (Chamelion or Clover). " I cannot see how to make that happen. I have never used VMWare or Virtualbox before, so I am pretty sure I am missing something. The steps to set up a VM seems pretty simple - until i need to get it to boot using the Niresh .dmg or .iso file. And i cannot find any specific instructions in the site regarding the steps to do this - are there instructions somewhere, or a Youtube instruction video - that anyone out there can direct me to? Please...
  8. stuck at hackintosh splash screen

    Sorry in advance for a question that may seem stupid. Do you know of anywhere I can find instructions for creating a VM in virtualbox that starts with Chamelion and then load the OS? I think i understand the idea - but I don't know how to do it and haven't found any instructions. It appears that for a VM I need to use the ISO file (rather than the DMG) and i have created VMs that are pointed at those files, but neither works or even gets very far. With VMWare Player I get a splash screen. With virtualbox i see a long list of commandline instructions with a bunch of responses that read like a long list of failures. If you know of a step-by-step or other instructions I'd be very appreciative.
  9. stuck at hackintosh splash screen

    I googled that flag and see that it make ssense to use. Thanks. But I I need some more guidance in how to use the flag. Are you suggesting that i use it on a USB Flash Drive that i boot from? If so, any idea how to add the flag when creating a boot drive using Win32DiskImager (as recommended inn the ionstallation page on this site)? Or are you suggesting tnat i use that bootflag with a VM? (I'm not sure how to do that - the first VM I did i got a command line prompt for entering bootflags - but then I made another and there was no command line prompt. And one more question - I saw a posting elsewhere that suggested using the following boot flag string: npci=0x2000 nvda_drv=1 -f kext-dev-mode=1 Do you recommend using all of those flags? And what about adding amd or amd64? Thanks again.
  10. Using an HP desktop with: AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor - 2.80 GHz. with 6GB RAM. NVIDIA GeForce 9100 Display Adapter Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit. I was unable to boot the system from a USB flash drive, wither with the .dmg file or the .iso file. (The system ignores the usb, and goes straight to a windows boot). So I created a VM, using VMware Player version 6.0.6 build-2700073. (I am not sure if this is the right version to use - it was recommended by a comp sci lecturer. But I feel like i am flying blind, and one of my querstions is whether i need a different VM platform, or if i should forget the VM route altogether, and go back to trying to get the system to boot from USB.) I set up a VM using the Yosemite .iso file. The VM opens to the Hackintosh splash page, and never gets further. The VM settings are: 4GB Memory 2 Processor 20GB Hard Disk (IDE) CD/DVD (IDE) - using the Yosemite .iso file Network Adapter NAT Sound Card - Auto Detect Display - Autodetect The OS shows as Other-64-bit Suggestions for what to do next?
  11. cannot boot up machine

    I'm a newbie and very stuck getting installed - i would really appreciate some help. The PC I am using has an AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor - 2.80 GHz. with 6GB RAM. The Display Adapter is NVIDIA GeForce 9100 The OS is Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit. I tried following the instruction post and the video instructions for installing on AMD machine, and failed miserably. I was unable to get the computer to boot from the USB, with either the .dmg or the .iso file on it (put on the USB flash drive by means of Win32DiskImager, per the instructions text and video). So I set up a VM using VMware Player version 6.0.6 build-2700073. (I am not sure if this is the right version to use - it was recommended by a comp sci lecturer). I set up a VM using the Yosemite .iso file. In the initial install i used an amd64 bootflag. The VM opens to the Hackintosh splash page, and never gets further. The VM settings are: 4GB Memory 1 Processor 8GB Hard Disk (IDE) CD/DVD (IDE) - using the Yosemite .iso file Network Adapter NAT Sound Card - Auto Detect Display - Autodetect The OS shows as Other-64-bit Please help. My goal is to get a machine going that i can use to load XCode for some coding. If anyone seeing this has any ideas of what i am doing wrong, and what I should do instead, please let me know.
  12. Cannot boot up

    I'm a newbie and very stuck getting installed - i would really appreciate some help. The PC I am using has an AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor - 2.80 GHz. with 6GB RAM. The Display Adapter is NVIDIA GeForce 9100 The OS is Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit. I tried following the instruction post and the video instructions for installing on AMD machine, and failed miserably. I was unable to get the computer to boot from the USB, with either the .dmg or the .iso file on it (put on the USB flash drive by means of Win32DiskImager, per the instructions text and video). So I set up a VM using VMware Player version 6.0.6 build-2700073. (I am not sure if this is the right version to use - it was recommended by a comp sci lecturer). I set up a VM using the Yosemite .iso file. In the initial install i used an amd64 bootflag. The VM opens to the Hackintosh splash page, and never gets further. The VM settings are: 4GB Memory 1 Processor 8GB Hard Disk (IDE) CD/DVD (IDE) - using the Yosemite .iso file Network Adapter NAT Sound Card - Auto Detect Display - Autodetect The OS shows as Other-64-bit Please help. My goal is to get a machine going that i can use to load XCode for some coding. If anyone seeing this has any ideas of what i am doing wrong, and what I should do instead, please let me know.
  13. I'm a newbie and very stuck getting installed - i would really appreciate some help. The PC I am using has an AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor - 2.80 GHz. with 6GB RAM. The Display Adapter is NVIDIA GeForce 9100 The OS is Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit. I tried following the instruction post and the video instructions for installing on AMD machine, and failed miserably. I was unable to get the computer to boot from the USB, with either the .dmg or the .iso file on it (put on the USB flash drive by means of Win32DiskImager, per the instructions text and video). So I set up a VM using VMware Player version 6.0.6 build-2700073. (I am not sure if this is the right version to use - it was recommended by a comp sci lecturer). I set up a VM using the Yosemite .iso file. In the initial install i used an amd64 bootflag. The VM opens to the Hackintosh splash page, and never gets further. The VM settings are: 4GB Memory 1 Processor 8GB Hard Disk (IDE) CD/DVD (IDE) - using the Yosemite .iso file Network Adapter NAT Sound Card - Auto Detect Display - Autodetect The OS shows as Other-64-bit Please help. My goal is to get a machine going that i can use to load XCode for some coding. If anyone seeing this has any ideas of what i am doing wrong, and what I should do instead, please let me know.
  14. iso vs dmg install

    Update - I was able to create a new virtual machine (that boots using the ISO file) that opens to the Hackintosh splash screen - and gets no further. Again - any ideas for getting to the next stage would be appreciated.
  15. iso vs dmg install

    Please help me get past the problem I am having trying to follow the instructions article for installing the Niresh install to a Windows (AMD64) machine. The instructions article says to install from a USB with the DMG file - but that fails to happen, and i suspect it it because the dmg format is a compressed archive. Should i be extracting the files and then putting them on a USB, and try again, or should i use the ISO? Are there any instructions available for installing from the ISO? (The comments with the file suggest it needs to be opened from a virtual machine - but I am not sure that is the case.) Detailed instructions would help me a lot (I am a newbie as is probably obvious). Thanks.
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