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  1. Update Guide - Niresh Mavericks from 10.9.0 to 10.9.5

    @MacHacker : Then kindly enlighten me what this line means.. Software OS X 10.9.5 (13F34) I got a perfectly working Mavericks build and I can install Xcode 6 (which requires 10.9.3 minimum) for all I care.. Tell me what I missed...?
  2. Be a good Hackintosher

    I know you are trying to tell us that learning through Vanilla is fun, but not for everyone... There are a lot of people who want to run OSX but with limited technical knowledge... It might seem simple to you, but Niresh Distros are definitely helping a lot of people, in ways you won't be able to understand... I'm not here for a fight buddy... You made your point and that AIO Guide in insanelymac is brilliant. A very good place to start... And thank you for sharing that link... Over and out @deadman
  3. Be a good Hackintosher

    @deadman : Its a free country buddy... Its ultimately a users choice... There are dozens of hackintoshing forums. insanleymac, tonymac86, hackintoshosx, osxlatitude to name a few. All these forums has active users, and so does Are you saying that all these people using Niresh Mavericks are dumb and lazy..??? And only a vanilla user is a true hackintosher..???!!! Buddy, I will use vanilla when I feel like it. Who the hell are you to say what me or others should choose... Now, thank you for your education. Please leave the forum instead of trolling it... If you don't want to use a distro, then don't. Who is forcing you...???
  4. Use this guide, I have made this for you... And then let me know what happens...
  5. Updating Niresh Mavericks from 10.9.0 to 10.9.5 These methods are tested and verified on my AMD Desktop (Asus M5A97, AMD FX 6100 & ATI Radeon HD 6850) and Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Laptop (3rd Gen i3, Intel HD 4000). Both systems now run on 10.9.5. You can download the Mavericks 10.9.5 Combo Update from this link : If you simply run the updater it will remove all the customization done by the Niresh-Mavericks installer. So first, we need to make sure all our necessary files and kexts are backed up. Before we proceed, make sure you have the Niresh-Mavericks bootable USB or DVD. To be on the safe side, I would recommend creating a Time Machine backup, so that you can restore your working version if something goes wrong. Take a screenshot of Org.chameleon.Boot.plist tab of Chameleon Wizard, just in case if some settings has been disabled by the update. * Open Terminal from Applications and the login as root user by entering following command. sudo i Enter Password. * Next step is making a copy of the Mavericks kernel. To make it easier to understand I'm going to call my Mavericks installed partition as " MAVERICKS " Change " MAVERICKS " with name of your OSX partition when you enter the commands. cp /Volumes/MAVERICKS/mach_kernel /Volumes/MAVERICKS/mach_kernel_ok Please check the spaces after cp and between mach_kernel and /Volumes, it is very important. * Now we must make a copy of Extensions folder. cp R /Volumes/MAVERICKS/System/Library/Extensions /Volumes/MAVERICKS/System/Library/Extensions_ok Please check the spaces between cp & R & /Volumes and also between /Extensions & /Volumes Now that we have backed-up all our settings and kexts, its time to install the Mavericks 10.9.5 Combo Update. Run update package and the installer will take up to 10 minutes to install all new updates and it will reboot. Connect your bootable Mavericks USB or DVD and boot into the installer using these flags. xpcm-free -v You will be booted into the Install Screen. Select Continue, and click on Utilities in the toolbar and select Terminal. Run following commands to restore working kernel and extensions. * Here we rename the updated kernel. mv /Volumes/MAVERICKS/mach_kernel /Volumes/MAVERICKS/mach_kernel_bad * Now we are going to replace it with our working mach_kernel backup file. cp /Volumes/MAVERICKS/mach_kernel_ok /Volumes/MAVERICKS/mach_kernel * Now we are renaming the Extensions folder. mv /Volumes/MAVERICKS/System/Library/Extensions /Volumes/MAVERICKS/System/Library/Extensions_bad * Now we are going to replace it with our own copy of Extensions mv /Volumes/MAVERICKS/System/Library/Extensions_ok /Volumes/MAVERICKS/System/Library/Extensions Type exit, hit Enter and close the Terminal. Now remove USB/DVD and reboot the system. Now select your Mavericks installed partition and add the following boot flags if required. -x -v -f Enter your account password and login to your desktop. Open Kext Wizard from the Applications folder. Use it to Repair Permissions and Rebuild System Caches. It will take a while to complete. After it is done, open Chameleon Wizard and check whether any options has been unselected in Org.chameleon.Boot.plist tab. If some options and removed, check them again using the screenshot and save them.. From the first tab of Chameleon Wizard, select Built-In and Boot0hfs and click execute. (Installing the boot loader again may not be necessary, but I'm not taking any chances.) Now restart your Desktop/Laptop and if you are lucky and followed the steps exactly you will be booted into OSX Mavericks 10.9.5. Click the Apple Logo and select About This Mac to check whether the Update worked or not. Now you can remove the bad kernel and extensions folder, they are not needed anymore. [ Note : iOS Developers can use Xcode 6 with 10.9.3 Update, Yosemite is not required. And you can keep your copy of Xcode 5 as well, just rename it as Xcode 5.) Credits : soulskater (Its his guide, I simply made it a bit more easier to understand) Please point out if there are any errors in this Guide.
  6. Oh oh...!!! The updates has to be done in a particular manner.... I believe you have just updated using the 10.9.5 update.dmg file..... I'l post the step by step process to update your hackintosh, but I'm afraid you have messed up your installation... I would recommend you to do a clean install and set your hackintosh as it were before the update... You might be able to make it work with out reinstalling, but to be on the safe side do a clean Install...
  7. You are welcome... For the drivers part, download Chameleon Wizard (not boot loader) in this website and open it. Select Builtin and select Boot0hfs and click install. And in the second tab (org.chameleon.Boot.plist) select the boot flags you used and save it. You don't have to use -s flag anymore... Post a screen shot of your remaining problems.
  8. You didn't tell us what steps you have done so far, or what flags you have used. Here is what you must do, You will need to remove the AppleIntelHD* and AppleIntelF* kexts from the installation on the hard drive. You can do this from single user mode (-s). Boot using the flag " -s " from your Mavericks Installation instead of your USB (Niresh-Mavericks) Now you will enter the Single User Mode. When you see the prompt "root:", type these commands one by one and press Enter. * Type: mount -uw / * Type: cd /System/Library/Extensions * Type : mkdir intel_back * Type: mv AppleIntelHD* AppleIntelF* intel_back/ * Type: touch ../Extension * Type: reboot After rebooting, boot from Mavericks Installation using the flags you earlier used. And let us know the result. (Credits : Hackintosh Mumbai)
  9. Be a good Hackintosher

    And what is seriously your problem..??? If you don't like distros, then don't use them... Why laugh at other who use them..???
  10. Be a good Hackintosher

    Buddy, just because you are good at what you do, don't expect everyone else to be... Yeah, you might know how to make a hackintosh from scratch using a vanilla installation.. Well, good for you... Well, I'm still learning and Niresh distros currently my best option for a hackintosh... But not everyone who wants a hackintosh out there is a tech savvy... So yeah Niresh Distros are god send for us.... It a choice buddy, distros or others... Who the hell are you to choose for others, huh.??? Leave us, the poor and stupid noobs to our pathetic existence and go and find some higher purpose..!!! We will choose what to use, noob or not.. Thanks for your education... Now you may go....
  11. There are few things that you must make sure in BIOS before you start Hackintoshing. 1. Make sure SATA mode of Hard Disk is set to AHCI instead of IDE. 2. Set BIOS Mode to Legacy from EFI/UEFI. 3. Enable HPET and set its value to “64” in BIOS. 4. Enable Virtualization in BIOS. (Some guides say disable, both cases worked for me) 5. Enable USB Legacy. 6. Make your First Boot Device to USB HDD. 7. Make sure you unplug all other USB Devices and other Internal Hard Drives. You haven't explained what you did so far and what are the errors you are getting. Be precise and explain step by step. Then it will be easy for the community to find mistakes. As a start, try these boot flags -v GraphicsEnabler=No PCIRootUID=1 npci=0x2000 Check the Mavericks Installation Guide by Niresh in this website and check Mac Breakers guide on how to Install Niresh Mavericks. Try these out and tell us what happens. Incase of errors, try to take some clear photos of your screen and post it here.
  12. I have solved the problem myself... The issue was with my partitions, I have created 4 partitions in exFat from Disk Management Windows. Then I installed using the above mentioned steps and it worked like a charm...!!!
  13. Hey guys, I have a completely working Niresh Mavericks build and I have successfully updated it to 10.9.5 with out any issues. Everything was working fine. This is the report to my build and how I did it. I have fixed sound and multiboot after posting this and I have USB tethered my Android tablet to OSX using for internet access. Minus wifi, it was a damn cool build. And I have backed it up using Time Machine as well. Then I bought an SSD and shifted Windows 7 to it and I wanted to dual boot Mavericks and Yosemite in my 200 GB Samsung HDD. So I went into STUPID MODE, formatted the entire hard drive and deleted the Time Machine backup as well... How nice of me. I have only added an identical 4GB RAM stick to my build after posting this. When I tried to install Mavericks first, it fails at 100% with an error message. "Install Failed" "OSX could not be installed on your computer" Here is a screenshot. I tried to Dirty Flash it by installing over and over in the same partition with same boot flags, but result is same. *** One thing I must point out is, when I booted into USB, I could only see Disk (0,1) Niresh-Mavericks *** But I was supposed to see my HDD as well, right..??? As Disk (1,1) My Desktop Build: AMD FX 6100 3.3 Ghz Asus M5A97 MoBo ATI Radeon HD 6850 GPU *1 GB GDDR5* GSkill RipJawsX 4GBx2 DDR3 RAM *1600Mhz* Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Cooler Master GX 550W PSU (PFC=Yes) Iball Nirantar UPS (1000 VA, 600W, Simulated Sine wave, Maximum Transfer Time:14ms) Logitech G100 Gaming Combo Razer Goliathus Mouse Pad Microsoft XBox Controller Samsung 200 GB 7200 RPM HDD *OSX Boot Drive* Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB SATA III SSD *Windows Boot Drive* WD Green 2.0 TB 5400 RPM HDD *Storage* WD Green 3.0 TB 5400 RPM HDD *Storage* AOC 22" e2243Fw2k LED Monitor *DVI-HDMI Cable Used* Logitech C110 Webcam Altec Lansing 2.1 Speakers *HDMI Audio Out* LianLi Lancool Dragonlord Cabinet TP-Link TD-W8951ND Wireless Router TP-Link TL-WN721N Wireless Adapter Here is what I did * Removed all other HDD and USB devices * BIOS Settings AMD Virtualization : On SATA Mode : AHCI HPET : Enabled USB Boot : Legacy * Booted using Niresh Mavericks USB Flags used : amdfx GraphicsEnabler=No PCIRootUID=1 -v * Booted into Install Screen * Using Disk utility made two 90 GB Partitions in Mac OS Extended (Journalled) File System, One as MAVERICKS and other as YOSEMITE * Set Partition Table as MBR (Tried GUID Partition Table on reinstall as well) * Closed disk utility, selected Mavericks partition and clicked customize and unchecked GraphicsEnabler=Yes * Clicked Install * After 20 mins or so, I encountered this error. Any suggestions.??? I have created a new Mavericks USB and created 2 partitions from disk management in Windows 7 on the 200 GB HDD. Trying to do a clean Install now. And will this error occur if BIOS Time is incorrect. I had to manually adjust BIOS date and time, and even after that error occurs. So help me out guys. Thank you.
  14. Be a good Hackintosher

    @deadman : No buddy, I don't... I don't know who makes AMD kernels for this distro or how this back door is working... And yeah, I over reacted... And I apologize... Its just that, I haven't seen anyone making this complaint about Niresh Distros in any forums... Be it here or insanelymac or anywhere else... He just trolled about how crude Niresh Distros are... And I have a made at least 2 dozen hackintoshes, 90% working builds... And please point out to me, any other releases which work on AMD builds... Maybe he didn't patch those kernels, but he did a good job in packing all of it into a single package. And he has made it really easy to use. Its just hard for me to believe that with all the experienced hackintoshers in this forum, Niresh managed to put a backdoor in his distro and no one else has noticed this so far....!!!
  15. HP Pavilion 15-e051se not starting after installing OSX Yosemite

    I'l let you know after resetting CMOS battery.

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