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@FireWolf3 years ago

08/12
09:47
OS X OS X El Capitan Skylake

Skylake Intel HD Graphics Family, Processors and new Macs & Hackintosh

Last week, Intel has released two new Skylake-S processors which are Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i7-6700K. Other locked processors such as i5-6600, i5-6500, i5-6400 can also be found.

Now even more 6th Gen Intel Core processors have been revealed such as Intel Core i7-6600U, i7-6500U, i5-6300U, i5-6200U, i3-6100U, Pentium 4405U, Celeron 3955U, Celeron 3855U, according to the FanlessTech.

So first I would like to post some detailed information about Skylake’s integrated graphics, aka Intel Gen 9 Graphics.

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Skylake Intel HD Graphics Family, Processors and new Macs & Hackintosh

@FireWolf3 years ago

07/27
19:12
OS X OS X El Capitan

RepairPermissions V2.0 – With repairing permissions on OS X El Capitan's whole disk supported

RepairPermissions V2.x has been deprecated.

Please use RepairPermission V3 instead.

V1.0 was not released publicly and was integrated in my FireWolf OS X PE because the only job it did was running

diskutil repairPermissions.

However, repairPermissions verb was discarded in the new DiskManagement.framework of OS X El Capitan.

So this is a new version of RepairPermissions command line tool.

 

Introduction:

RepairPermissions is an easy command line tool to repair the permissions of an OS X system volume.

 

Update Logs:

V2.0.1

Resolve an issue that RepairPermissions may not function properly under OS X Mavericks.

V2.0:

1. Repairing permissions on OS X El Capitan’s whole disk is now supported.

2. Repairing permissions under normal OS X, OS X Single-user mode, OS X Recovery is fully supported.

 

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RepairPermissions V2.0 – With repairing permissions on OS X El Capitan's whole disk supported

@FireWolf3 years ago

06/9
08:10
OS X OS X El Capitan

Installation Notes: Install OS X El Capitan 10.11 on Hackintosh

Update @ 2015.06.10

Slice updated Clover to rev3224, I will test whether it supports the first two method.

I will post the feedback later and make a detailed guide.

Thanks for following.


 

After downloading the full installer package from the Mac App Store, I quickly tried to install this new OS X 10.11 system on my hackintosh build.

Brief hardware configurations of this test machine:

CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.93GHz
RAM: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3
Motherboard: MSI H55M-P32
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX460
LAN: Realtek RTL8111D/8168D
Sound: ALC888 (Legacy)

 

So far, OS X El Capitan 10.11 is working fine on my computer and you can take this post as a short tutorial.

Since it is obvious that Clover cannot fully support or recognize this new OS, we have to place our essential 3rd-party kernel extensions in /EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other.

So first, put the essential kernel extensions such as FakeSMC.kext into Clover’s /EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other

Basically, there are three ways to install the new-released system. However, the first two methods will end up with failure.

(1) Method 1: Upgrade directly from the current OS X.

Directly run the installer “Install OS X 10.11 Developer Beta.app” and select the target disk to begin the first installation stage.

After rebooting the system, you may find that Clover fails to inject 3rd-party kexts such as FakeSMC.kext even though you use boot with injected kexts mode.

(2) Method 2: Create a bootable installer by createinstallmedia command line tool

When using “createinstallmedia” command line tool from the OS X 10.11 installer package to create a bootable OS X 10.11 installer, you will be notified that Failed to copy the PrelinkedKernel because this file does not exist. PrelinkedKernel is just the previous kernel cache file “kernelcache” but located at /System/Library/PrelinkedKernel/ now. You can manually fix this issue by copying PrelinkedKernel to ./IABootFiles directory of your target bootable disk. However, after you reboot to Clover, you will find that Clover cannot find this bootable installer. (aka. Clover needs to be modified to support OS X El Capitan)

(3) Method 3: Create a custom installer

The third method is as usual. Mount the InstallESD.dmg and then mount the BaseSystem.dmg inside it.

Use Disk Utility to restore the BaseSystem.dmg to your USB stick or a hard drive partition and delete the alias named Packages in /System/Installation.

Then copy the Packages folder located at InstallESD.dmg to /System/Installation on your USB stick or hard drive partition.

Finally copy the BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist and Payload folder to the root directory of your USB stick or hard drive partition.

Then reboot to Clover, select your USB stick and boot with injected kexts, and you will see the OS X 10.11 installer.

 

Here are some screenshots during the OS X El Capitan installation:

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And here is my desktop with System Information.

BTW, the new desktop wallpapers are awesome.

 

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And yes, this is the redesigned Disk Utility, wow, nothing to say……

 

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So far, the power management and speed-steps for i3-530 works fine with MacPro3,1 SMBios definition.

GTX460 works great with Clover’s Inject Nvidia = True.

ALC888 legacy version is also working by recreating a patched AppleHDA.

RTL8111D/8168D works with Rehabman’s RTL8111.kext.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to leave comments.

I will approve your comments as quickly as I could.

Also I am considering to create a short video on how to create a custom bootable installer for Hackintosh.

For real Macs users, you can directly upgrade your OS by clicking the installer package downloaded from the Mac App Store or use createinstallmedia to create a bootable usb stick. (Be sure to fix the PrelinkedKernel missing isses!!!)

 

Installation Notes: Install OS X El Capitan 10.11 on Hackintosh