Saturday, 31 March 2012

Hackint0sh OS X Snow Leopard for Sony Vaio Part 2

Mac OS X Snow Leopard install tutorial for Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ;
This tutorial is going to show you how to install bootloader, kexts and resolution fix of your hackintosh OS X.
Also if you choose to do a DUAL BOOT installation for MAC OS X and WINDOWS 7 this tutorial will still help you to install kexts and update them...


Before begin what you need to have:
1- Working Sony Vaio with OS X Snow Leopard installed (Boot up by iBoot-Legacy CD)
2- MyHack Installer 1.0 RC4.1
3- All kexts files for your laptop (Download links for VPC-EB1S1E/BJ will be given)
4- MultiBeast installer for Snow Leopard from TonyMacX86 (version I have used is 3.7.2)
5- KextBeast kext installer from TonyMacX86


Part 2 Installing kexts and bootloader

Step 1: Boot up your OS X with iBoot-Legacy CD (don't forget to use kernel flags "-v busratio=17")

Step 2: Unzip and install myHack Installer;
From customize menu check boxes of "Chocolate Kernel","PS2Controller" and leave all others at default state.

Step 3: Unzip kext files which are supported at the and of this guide, copy kext files to your desktop (only copy  kexts from pre-update folder)

Step 4: Run KextBeast and install the kext files which are located on your desktop.

Step 5: Run MultiBeast and install the following packages (Check boxes)
 "System Utilities", "OSx86 Software", "Customization-System Definitions-MacBookPro-MacBookPro 8.1"

Step 6: Eject iBoot-Legacy CD and restart your laptop. You will able to see your new bootloader and you will able to select OS X (don't forget to boot up with kernel flags)

Step 7: Fix resolution and kernel flags by editing "com.apple.Boot.plist" from "/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/". Open plist file with text editor and do changes for busratio and graphics mode. your plist file should have been something like below.

<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>busratio=17</string>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1366x768x32</string>
</dict>
</plist>

After editing plist you should have a fixed resolution for your Vaio and kernel flags no longer required to boot up the OS X.



Important note:
If you manage to complete these steps without an error, now you will have a working Sony Vaio with Sound, Wifi, bluetooth, Trackpad mouse, webcam and USB connection. Graphics resolution can be fixed by editing plist but complete graphics fix will be after combo update in part 3.

Part 3 Coming soon...

Download links:
Keepware_hackintosh_guide_files.zip
Don't forget to download KextBeast and MultiBeast from TonyMacX86



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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Hackint0sh OS X Snow Leopard for Sony Vaio Part 1

Mac OS X Snow Leopard install tutorial for Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ
installing OS X and Booting up

Important Note: This guide will teach you how to install Mac OS X on Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ and also this tutorial works on most i3, i5 & i7 Vaios. This tutorial is for single boot Mac OS X only and it will not include dual booting for Mac OS X and Windows 7.

Requirements:
Sony Vaio laptop VPC-EB1S1E/BJ
USB Mouse
iBoot Legacy CD from Tony Mac X86 (Thanks TonyMacX86)
Snow Leopard Retail Install DVD or USB (Buy official version)

Step 1: Put CD in your drive and plug in your USB flash drive

Step 2: Power up your Vaio and wait for CD to boot. (If CD does not boot, check your BIOS settings for boot device order. Make optical disk drive first boot device.)

Step 3: After booting with iBoot Legacy, choose Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install from the menu. (If you are not using USB for OS X install, remove the iBoot Legacy CD and put OS X install DVD than press F5 to refresh iBoot's menu)

Step 4: Use "-v busratio=17 graphicsenabler=no" kernel flags to boot into OS X installation. Simply read kernel logs for error checking, if you come up with an error or stuck at any position use Google for searching solutions.

Step 5: Follow installation steps and use Disk Utility to re-partition your HDD, use GUID partition table.  Uncheck stupid stuff from customize menu.

Step 6: After completion of the installation progress reboot your computer and select Mac OS X disk from iBoot menu, use "-v busratio=17" kernel flags to make the OS boot :)

Step 7: Follow steps to complete your OS X installation process.

Video demonstration of this tutorial shown below:



Part 2 & 3 coming soon, those parts will be about updateing OS X, installing kexts and installing your own bootloader for not using iBoot CD to boot every time.

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