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hackerwayne
Feb 17, 2012, 03:58 PM
Deleted, please use latest thread
>http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1325709

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jwm2
Feb 17, 2012, 04:31 PM
Nice i'll have to give it a try later tonight. Will report back with my results.

adsmac1
Feb 17, 2012, 04:46 PM
Thank you

hackerwayne
Feb 17, 2012, 05:44 PM
Thank you

Your welcome. Please spread the news so others can read and try this. Thks

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Nice i'll have to give it a try later tonight. Will report back with my results.

Ive only tested the above method on:
MacBook 2007 MacBook2,1
MacBook 2008 MacBook3,1

Mac Pro 2006 MacPro1,1 (kext not required)
Mac Pro 2007 MacPro2,1 (kext not required)
For ATI graphics card, i do not have a Mac to test them, I believe its the same, try ATIRadeonX1000.kext, ATIRadeonX1000GL.bundle, ATIRadeonX1000VA.bundle and report back.

ciacorp
Feb 18, 2012, 01:46 AM
Is it SOMEHOW possible to install ML on unsupported macs without the need of an supported mac? :) thanks a lot!!

hackerwayne
Feb 18, 2012, 02:10 AM
Is it SOMEHOW possible to install ML on unsupported macs without the need of an supported mac? :) thanks a lot!!

Will try and modify the installer.. at the moment, no.:(

ciacorp
Feb 18, 2012, 02:33 AM
Would be really great. I just updated my MacBook Early 2008 with a new SSD *argh* thanks for your work!

hackerwayne
Feb 18, 2012, 02:56 AM
Would be really great. I just updated my MacBook Early 2008 with a new SSD *argh* thanks for your work!

Well.. It can even run on my mid-2007 MacBook White with 1GB of ram and a 5400RPM Sata HDD.. I don't understand why Apple would wanna discontinue these old but reliable Macs.

Adamov
Feb 21, 2012, 06:16 AM
Is there any possible way to install 10.8 on early MBA'08?

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Well.. It can even run on my mid-2007 MacBook White with 1GB of ram and a 5400RPM Sata HDD.. I don't understand why Apple would wanna discontinue these old but reliable Macs.

It is very simple :) Because if you like the 10.8 very much you will have to buy a new mac :)

hackerwayne
Feb 21, 2012, 04:02 PM
Is there any possible way to install 10.8 on early MBA'08?

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It is very simple :) Because if you like the 10.8 very much you will have to buy a new mac :)

yup! The guide has been modified, and now a compatible Mac isnt required anymore

Adamov
Feb 22, 2012, 11:17 AM
I dont have the SharedSupport folder with the InstallESD.dmg, do you have any idea why is so?

MacManiac76
Feb 22, 2012, 01:17 PM
I dont have the SharedSupport folder with the InstallESD.dmg, do you have any idea why is so?

Because the file you downloaded from a torrent site is already the InstallESD.dmg file, just renamed.

Adamov
Feb 22, 2012, 01:36 PM
Because the file you downloaded from a torrent site is already the InstallESD.dmg file, just renamed.

Thanks a lot :)

MacVidCards
Feb 22, 2012, 01:49 PM
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UPDATE: 2/22/2012 The guide has been modified to fix "Kernals_CL" problem, and a compatible Mac is no longer required :)
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Thank you for putting guide together. I originally installed ML on a Mac Pro 4,1 and then moved the drive to a 1,1 and just added the model & board to the platform support plist.

It would get to desktop but would crash when I tried to use it, allays with that "Kernels_Cl" error. When I did a fresh install that never ran on 4,1 it worked (works) just fine.

I am curious what this error was and how you have fixed it in this guide. Also, you seem to have pulled all the earlier references to "MB White" from this article, but you missed one. I am guessing that you are trying to make it useful for all models.

Adamov
Feb 22, 2012, 04:10 PM
Can you tell me, please, how to instal this kext file? My card is X3100. Thanks

jdreier
Feb 23, 2012, 08:01 AM
I'm glad this thread is here. I've got a mac mini 1,1 that has been upgraded to a c2d processor and the 1,2 firmware that i'll try this one. I'd love to keep my mini going on current osx software.

Graeme43
Feb 23, 2012, 03:51 PM
On a side note... I was browsing Apple's dev area and found this

So according to Apple, Mac OS X 10.8 server would run supported on more Macs than 10.8 client.... hmmm?

1. February 16, 2012 11:13PM UTC

OS X Mountain Lion Seed
Server Release Notes

Minimum System Requirements

You can install this version of Server on any Macintosh server or desktop computer with:
• An Intel Core 2 Duo, i5, i7 or Xeon processor
• At least 2GB of RAM
• At least 20GB of available disk space

http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=325937&d=1330021727

DrNoellyG
Feb 23, 2012, 04:26 PM
On a side note... I was browsing Apple's dev area and found this

So according to Apple, Mac OS X 10.8 server would run supported on more Macs than 10.8 client.... hmmm?

1. February 16, 2012 11:13PM UTC

OS X Mountain Lion Seed
Server Release Notes

Minimum System Requirements

You can install this version of Server on any Macintosh server or desktop computer with:
• An Intel Core 2 Duo, i5, i7 or Xeon processor
• At least 2GB of RAM
• At least 20GB of available disk space

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=325937&d=1330021727)
Great find, thanks!

Adamov
Feb 23, 2012, 04:37 PM
Can you help me, please, to get my IntelGMA X3100 working? Thanks a lot.

Nanasaki
Feb 24, 2012, 12:39 AM
Now, i am getting this error: The additional components needed to install OS*X can't be found. What should i do? Any help?

weckart
Feb 24, 2012, 03:56 AM
9. 2 ways to perform this step:
a) Manually copy and install the right kext.
b) Use kexthelper (skip step 12)


MacBook2,1 - AppleIntelGMA950.kext, AppleIntelGMA950VADriver.bundle, AppleIntelGMA950VLDriver.bundle
MacBook3,1 - AppleIntelGMAX3100.kext, AppleIntelGMAX3100VADriver.bundle, AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext, AppleIntelGMAX3100VLDriver.bundle
MacPro1,1/2,1 - upgrade graphics card to GT210 or HD 5770 No kext required. 7300GT untested!




This step still needs fixing. Compare what you have in your list as required kexts for the GMA950 with what you get in your SLE folder:

I have the following:

AppleIntelGMA950.kext
AppleIntelGMA950GA.plugin
AppleIntelGMA950GLDriver.bundle
AppleIntelGMA950VADriver.bundle

You need all of these plus the AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext to get the Desktop up.

coolio2004
Feb 24, 2012, 04:28 AM
Now, i am getting this error: The additional components needed to install OS*X can't be found. What should i do? Any help?
Follow the guide and search for x3100 64 bit driver from 10.6.2 and you will be nearly happy. What I miss is the lost of smb and afp shares on my MB3.1 late 2007 X3100. Kernel 32 no longer support smb and afp.

Kirkafur
Feb 24, 2012, 07:34 AM
Can anybody comment on whether one would need to go through a process like this every time a system update comes out, or should it work once it is done initially?

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Also, this site confirms that one installs 10.8 Server by downloading and installing an app inside of a 10.8 install already in place. So it seems the requirements for 10.8 stand.

http://www.macstories.net/links/macminicolos-mountain-lion-server-first-impressions/

ZhouFang
Feb 24, 2012, 08:13 AM
Help, it doesn't work, I did everything you said from step 5-7, but still not able to boot into it, I am desperate because I already erased my internal hd now my Mac won't work, so help. On start up it shows a prohibited sign and if I press command-v it says this version of Mac OS x is not supported on this platform Mac-f22788c8:(

freedevil
Feb 24, 2012, 08:42 AM
On a side note... I was browsing Apple's dev area and found this

So according to Apple, Mac OS X 10.8 server would run supported on more Macs than 10.8 client.... hmmm?

1. February 16, 2012 11:13PM UTC

OS X Mountain Lion Seed
Server Release Notes

Minimum System Requirements

You can install this version of Server on any Macintosh server or desktop computer with:
• An Intel Core 2 Duo, i5, i7 or Xeon processor
• At least 2GB of RAM
• At least 20GB of available disk space

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=325937&d=1330021727)

Best news I have heard. I might just run the Server version.

ciacorp
Feb 24, 2012, 08:48 AM
However, there are no stand-alone version of Mac server software anymore (instead "upgrade" via buy @ mac app store)...

Nanasaki
Feb 24, 2012, 10:17 AM
Follow the guide and search for x3100 64 bit driver from 10.6.2 and you will be nearly happy. What I miss is the lost of smb and afp shares on my MB3.1 late 2007 X3100. Kernel 32 no longer support smb and afp.

So, all i need to do is search for x3100 64 bit driver and install it? Or do i have to modify the installer again?

MacManiac76
Feb 24, 2012, 12:29 PM
So, all i need to do is search for x3100 64 bit driver and install it? Or do i have to modify the installer again?

As far as I know there is no 64-bit driver for the x3100, that is the whole reason for having to go through this procedure to get ML installed. It's also the reason the 64-bit kernel can't be loaded.

madmacfan
Feb 24, 2012, 12:41 PM
Hi there, I have a late 07 macbook 3,1 which has the GMA X3100 and I have managed to get this to boot into 64bit kernel on lion. I was wondering if I could use the same file I made for 10.7.3 to install ML on top as an upgrade from lion. any help regarding this would be greatly appreciated. thanks

Screenshot here

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/ishot-16.jpg

madmacfan
Feb 24, 2012, 02:14 PM
remove

Nanasaki
Feb 24, 2012, 04:37 PM
As far as I know there is no 64-bit driver for the x3100, that is the whole reason for having to go through this procedure to get ML installed. It's also the reason the 64-bit kernel can't be loaded.

My question is essentially that how could i solve this problem:" The additional components needed to install OS*X can't be found." when installer begin to install Mac OS X. I am getting as far as choosing partition to install after that, installer will try to downloading some stuff. This error pops up after that.

ZhouFang
Feb 24, 2012, 06:00 PM
where can i get or download AppleIntelGMAX3100VLDriver.bundle? dont tell me have to download lion and install it on virtual machine. could somebody email me the bundle? please?

hackerwayne
Feb 24, 2012, 07:24 PM
Help, it doesn't work, I did everything you said from step 5-7, but still not able to boot into it, I am desperate because I already erased my internal hd now my Mac won't work, so help. On start up it shows a prohibited sign and if I press command-v it says this version of Mac OS x is not supported on this platform Mac-f22788c8:(

Add that ID to PlatformSupport.plist

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where can i get or download AppleIntelGMAX3100VLDriver.bundle? dont tell me have to download lion and install it on virtual machine. could somebody email me the bundle? please?

Distributing copyright files is prohibited in this forum. Just google up, you might be able to get them

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My question is essentially that how could i solve this problem:" The additional components needed to install OS*X can't be found." when installer begin to install Mac OS X. I am getting as far as choosing partition to install after that, installer will try to downloading some stuff. This error pops up after that.

You deleted the wrong file during the first few step.. Please check the installer file size, if its less then 3GB that means you did something wrong.

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On a side note... I was browsing Apple's dev area and found this

So according to Apple, Mac OS X 10.8 server would run supported on more Macs than 10.8 client.... hmmm?

1. February 16, 2012 11:13PM UTC

OS X Mountain Lion Seed
Server Release Notes

Minimum System Requirements

You can install this version of Server on any Macintosh server or desktop computer with:
• An Intel Core 2 Duo, i5, i7 or Xeon processor
• At least 2GB of RAM
• At least 20GB of available disk space

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=325937&d=1330021727)

The requirements are almost the same for ML client.. The only thing makes it different is "*64 bit kernel" A Mac needs to have 64bit kernel to run Mountain Lion officially.

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Thank you for putting guide together. I originally installed ML on a Mac Pro 4,1 and then moved the drive to a 1,1 and just added the model & board to the platform support plist.

It would get to desktop but would crash when I tried to use it, allays with that "Kernels_Cl" error. When I did a fresh install that never ran on 4,1 it worked (works) just fine.

I am curious what this error was and how you have fixed it in this guide. Also, you seem to have pulled all the earlier references to "MB White" from this article, but you missed one. I am guessing that you are trying to make it useful for all models.

On the other thread, many others are experiencing the exact same issue. The problem comes from the ML OpenCL didn't initialize properly during boot as somehow it requires a 64 bit kernel. So i tried copying 32bit kernel from Lion, that didn't work (it crashes the installer instantly) so i also copied the Lion OSInstall.mkpg and that pretty much solved the problem for all unsupported Mac Pros with upgraded g. card.. Im still trying to fix the Intel X3100 next issue.

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This step still needs fixing. Compare what you have in your list as required kexts for the GMA950 with what you get in your SLE folder:

I have the following:

AppleIntelGMA950.kext
AppleIntelGMA950GA.plugin
AppleIntelGMA950GLDriver.bundle
AppleIntelGMA950VADriver.bundle

You need all of these plus the AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext to get the Desktop up.

Thanks for the update, ill add that into the list ;)

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Hi there, I have a late 07 macbook 3,1 which has the GMA X3100 and I have managed to get this to boot into 64bit kernel on lion. I was wondering if I could use the same file I made for 10.7.3 to install ML on top as an upgrade from lion. any help regarding this would be greatly appreciated. thanks

Screenshot here

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/ishot-16.jpg

Wow.. How did you manage to boot into x64 kernel?! Can you please post the instructions? Thanks! Btw, the x3100 kext are not included by default in the ML installer, so you might run into problems too.. Please make a full time machine backup before trying anything

madmacfan
Feb 25, 2012, 01:06 AM
Wow.. How did you manage to boot into x64 kernel?! Can you please post the instructions? Thanks! Btw, the x3100 kext are not included by default in the ML installer, so you might run into problems too.. Please make a full time machine backup before trying anything

Hi there. I have made booting up into 64bit kernel on GMA X3100 GPU's easier by creating a patch, that works with lion 10.7.3, but have not yet tested it on ML. I have also included a restore terminal script, in case you encounter any problems. I'll put a link below showing how i did it. Enter the script into your mac with terminal, then reboot and see what is says under 64bit kernel and extensions and report back.

Before intstalling patch download mod.bs (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/GMA%20X3100%2064bit%20patch10.7.3/mod.bspatch) patch file first then continue with typing the commands below into terminal.

Link for patch here
(PS you can just use the second part of the code from "sudo chflags nouchg" should still work)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/GMA%20X3100%2064bit%20patch10.7.3/patch

Restore patch

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/GMA%20X3100%2064bit%20patch10.7.3/restore

coolio2004
Feb 25, 2012, 05:25 AM
I managed to run Lion with 64 bit kernel with 64 bit X3100 drivers Hope this link is ok:http://swegen.blogspot.com/2011/07/bootefi-x64-patch-for-mac-os-x-lion-and.html
But in ML I have only 32 bit kernel. It must be something to do with boot.efi, which is not compatible with ML.

Here some pics. Lion 10.7.3 with 64 bit kernel:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8131532/Bildschirmfoto%202012-02-25%20um%2012.58.02.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8131532/Bildschirmfoto%202012-02-25%20um%2012.58.46.png
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8131532/Bildschirmfoto%202012-02-25%20um%2013.00.47.png

x3100 kext is also loaded as 64 bit in ML:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8131532/Bildschirmfoto%202012-02-25%20um%2013.23.24.png

madmacfan
Feb 25, 2012, 07:10 AM
Yh I noticed that when i installed ML, the kernel and extensions went back to no, meaning 32bit, but GMA x3100 kext was still 64bit. I did set up this mac as dual boot, so I can boot into either lion or ML. when booting back into lion, kernel, extensions and the kext all go back to yes, so there is defo a problem with the boot EFI ML uses. I'm currently working on a patch to fix this issue on ML. Will report back with further progress on this.

coolio2004
Feb 25, 2012, 07:29 AM
This would be great, if you could patch the ml boot.efi. Thanx for your support.
I have same MB3.1,X3100, 4gb DDR2, Dualboot Lion/ML on fast 128 gb SSD.

Nanasaki
Feb 25, 2012, 10:40 PM
[QUOTE=hackerwayne;14380974]Add that ID to PlatformSupport.plist

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Distributing copyright files is prohibited in this forum. Just google up, you might be able to get them

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You deleted the wrong file during the first few step.. Please check the installer file size, if its less then 3GB that means you did something wrong.[COLOR="#808080"]

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The modified installer is 4.13GB. I basically replaced OSInstall.mpkg and EFI32.pkg and deleted the System folder replaced by the one provided on the guid. Not sure step went wrong.

Thank You

ZhouFang
Feb 26, 2012, 12:00 AM
i could not find AppleIntelGMAX3100VLDriver.bundle in lion's system/library/extensions. any ideas where might it be?
thanx

hackerwayne
Feb 26, 2012, 08:56 AM
[QUOTE=hackerwayne;14380974]Add that ID to PlatformSupport.plist

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Distributing copyright files is prohibited in this forum. Just google up, you might be able to get them

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You deleted the wrong file during the first few step.. Please check the installer file size, if its less then 3GB that means you did something wrong.[COLOR="#808080"]

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The modified installer is 4.13GB. I basically replaced OSInstall.mpkg and EFI32.pkg and deleted the System folder replaced by the one provided on the guid. Not sure step went wrong.

Thank You

try copying the files (merging it) from my modified system folder instead of deleting it

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Hi there. I have made booting up into 64bit kernel on GMA X3100 GPU's easier by creating a patch, that works with lion 10.7.3, but have not yet tested it on ML. I have also included a restore terminal script, in case you encounter any problems. I'll put a link below showing how i did it. Enter the script into your mac with terminal, then reboot and see what is says under 64bit kernel and extensions and report back.

Before intstalling patch download mod.bs (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/GMA%20X3100%2064bit%20patch10.7.3/mod.bspatch) patch file first then continue with typing the commands below into terminal.

Link for patch here
(PS you can just use the second part of the code from "sudo chflags nouchg" should still work)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/GMA%20X3100%2064bit%20patch10.7.3/patch

Restore patch

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/GMA%20X3100%2064bit%20patch10.7.3/restore

Cool.. Thanks for the update, ill try that later

nicklad
Feb 26, 2012, 11:54 AM
The 64-bit KEXT for the GMA X3100 is incomplete and was only present in 10.6.2 by accident. It does not support Core Image (CI) or Quartz Extreme (QI). It is very much a regression over what you will get running Lion on the same machine with a 32-bit Kernel.

It is very possible that Apple will decide to support the GMA X3100 with a fully working 64-bit KEXT by the time Mountain Lion ships in machines that have a 64-bit EFI.

hackerwayne
Feb 26, 2012, 12:20 PM
The 64-bit KEXT for the GMA X3100 is incomplete and was only present in 10.6.2 by accident. It does not support Core Image (CI) or Quartz Extreme (QI). It is very much a regression over what you will get running Lion on the same machine with a 32-bit Kernel.

It is very possible that Apple will decide to support the GMA X3100 with a fully working 64-bit KEXT by the time Mountain Lion ships in machines that have a 64-bit EFI.

I dont think Apple will do that, since no machine supports EFI64 uses X3100.. maybe those guys at hackintosh forums will

nicklad
Feb 26, 2012, 01:59 PM
I dont think Apple will do that, since no machine supports EFI64 uses X3100.. maybe those guys at hackintosh forums will

As far as I'm aware, that's not the case.

IIRC, the MacBook3,1 and MacBook4,1 both have 64-bit EFIs.

(In much the same way that the MacBookPro3,1 and MacBookPro4,1 do...)

This can be checked, of course, with:

ioreg -l -p IODeviceTree | grep firmware-abi

hybrid62
Feb 26, 2012, 06:38 PM
anybody have have the kexts drivers for ati x1600

Recal
Feb 27, 2012, 12:12 PM
Been searching for a while on a way to do this for 10.7 final retail. would this be relatively the same or is dev only?

nicklad
Feb 27, 2012, 01:14 PM
Been searching for a while on a way to do this for 10.7 final retail. would this be relatively the same or is dev only?

Why on earth would you want to do this? If you have a GMA X3100 based machine, at the moment, you'll lose Core Image and Quartz Extreme support...

hybrid62
Feb 27, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Has anybody gotten the ati x1600 graphic driver to work on mountain lion and what are the steps...right now I got it to boot to desktop.

thegr8john
Feb 27, 2012, 04:47 PM
Hi there, I have a late 07 macbook 3,1 which has the GMA X3100 and I have managed to get this to boot into 64bit kernel on lion. I was wondering if I could use the same file I made for 10.7.3 to install ML on top as an upgrade from lion. any help regarding this would be greatly appreciated. thanks

Screenshot here

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/ishot-16.jpg


Hello,

Could you please let me know how you were able to get native resolution, and the guide to install Lion? Also, can you provide the kext you installed to get the X3100 working?

I have the Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919 with upgraded T7300 and Broadcom WiFi.

Thanks so much in advance!!

nicklad
Feb 27, 2012, 05:31 PM
Hello,

Could you please let me know how you were able to get native resolution, and the guide to install Lion? Also, can you provide the kext you installed to get the X3100 working?

I have the Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919 with upgraded T7300 and Broadcom WiFi.

Thanks so much in advance!!

He's using the 10.6.2 KEXT which is available in many places on the Web. Look at the screenshot and you'll see that the menu bar isn't translucent - neither Core Image or Quartz Extreme work with this KEXT and it's unstable.

What's the aversion to running your machine with a 32-bit kernel?

Recal
Feb 28, 2012, 01:05 AM
Why on earth would you want to do this? If you have a GMA X3100 based machine, at the moment, you'll lose Core Image and Quartz Extreme support...

sorry, I have a few macbooks. a 1,1 and a 2007 which I cant remember. and one that will run it which is an ...09 one? anyway, I see tons of vids of people running 10.7 on their *unsupported* mac but its always the dev version. little help plox :D

madmacfan
Feb 28, 2012, 07:58 AM
Hello,

Could you please let me know how you were able to get native resolution, and the guide to install Lion? Also, can you provide the kext you installed to get the X3100 working?

I have the Toshiba Satellite L305-S5919 with upgraded T7300 and Broadcom WiFi.

Thanks so much in advance!!

Hi there. Yes I was able to achieve native resolution using the method I posted back in post 34. Install Lion as you normally would,(use multibeast to install on hackintosh) then update to 10.7.3 with combo updater and then apply 10.7.3 stand alone installer over the top of the combo update, or the patch won't work. The 64bit kext is contained within the mod.bs file. to install, download the linked mod.bs file in post 34 and follow the terminal instructions exactly as you see them, then reboot the mac or hackintosh.

If you're using a Pc, for a hackintosh setup, I recommend using multibeast, to install lion, and then proceed with the steps mentioned here and in post 34. The 10.7.3 stand alone installer can be found here (http://*****.com/) .Download is called 10.7.3 delta update (Build 11d50)

I'm still working on a patch to get the GMA X3100 GPU to boot ML into 64bit kernel. As yet i've had no success, and i'm currently dissecting the boot.efi file ML uses, to find an exploit. Will report back when I have more progress on this.

Recal
Feb 28, 2012, 08:43 PM
Hi there. Yes I was able to achieve native resolution using the method I posted back in post 34. Install Lion as you normally would,(use multibeast to install on hackintosh) then update to 10.7.3 with combo updater and then apply 10.7.3 stand alone installer over the top of the combo update, or the patch won't work. The 64bit kext is contained within the mod.bs file. to install, download the linked mod.bs file in post 34 and follow the terminal instructions exactly as you see them, then reboot the mac or hackintosh.

If you're using a Pc, for a hackintosh setup, I recommend using multibeast, to install lion, and then proceed with the steps mentioned here and in post 34. The 10.7.3 stand alone installer can be found here (http://*****.com/) .Download is called 10.7.3 delta update (Build 11d50)

I'm still working on a patch to get the GMA X3100 GPU to boot ML into 64bit kernel. As yet i've had no success, and i'm currently dissecting the boot.efi file ML uses, to find an exploit. Will report back when I have more progress on this.

can I use this same method with 10.7?

Michelasso
Feb 29, 2012, 05:22 AM
Can anyone pass the "Waiting for DSMOS…." message using the kernel 64 bits in the MacBook2,1 (the one with GMA 950)?

The kernel does start in 64 bits mode. It's just the DSMOS is for "Don't Steal MacOS". A stupid check for non Apple HW with a decryption for some applications.

madmacfan
Feb 29, 2012, 07:31 AM
can I use this same method with 10.7?

Hi there.
Reading your previous post on page 2, I gather that you wish to install 10.7 on a unsupported macbook 1,1.
If you are looking to install lion on an unsupported mac, then download 10.7 lion

The 64bit patch and kext have only been tested on macs that are running 10.7.3 build 11D50, and have the GMA X3100 GPU. I have not tested this with the GMA 950 GPU.

Only use Multibeast and Xmove, if you wish to install 10.7 on a PC, to create a Hackintosh setup.

Kirkafur
Feb 29, 2012, 08:01 AM
Let me make sure I've got this right.

Right now, the X3100 GPU MacBooks can boot using this method but cannot use Quartz Extreme and other graphical services. Right?

Also, once this process is used to install 10.8, will anything special need to be done when updates come out? When DP2 or 10.8.1 or what have you is rolled out, would a user be able to just upgrade without any further work?

Thanks, and I hope this ends up being something doable and worth it. :)

Recal
Feb 29, 2012, 01:44 PM
Hi there.
Hi there.
Reading your previous post on page 2, I gather that you wish to install 10.7 on a unsupported macbook 1,1.
If you are looking to install lion on an unsupported mac, then download 10.7 lion

The 64bit patch and kext have only been tested on macs that are running 10.7.3 build 11D50, and have the GMA X3100 GPU. I have not tested this with the GMA 950 GPU.

Only use Multibeast and Xmove, if you wish to install 10.7 on a PC, to create a Hackintosh setup.

I have tried this before, unless you mean delete it straight from the dmg file. the way I have done it is install on supported mac. delete platformsupport.plist , move hard drive over to unsupported mac. big X when booting. this is the only way I have seen it done. what am I missing?! and thanks

madmacfan
Feb 29, 2012, 02:05 PM
Let me make sure I've got this right.

Right now, the X3100 GPU MacBooks can boot using this method but cannot use Quartz Extreme and other graphical services. Right?

Currently as it stands, the answer to this is yes, for those running snow leopard and lion in 64bit kernel mode. although we do still get full graphics acceleration, using launchpad and mission control.

Also, once this process is used to install 10.8, will anything special need to be done when updates come out? When DP2 or 10.8.1 or what have you is rolled out, would a user be able to just upgrade without any further work

No, As it stands, no further work is currently required, with regard to future updates.

madmacfan
Feb 29, 2012, 02:21 PM
I have tried this before, unless you mean delete it straight from the dmg file. the way I have done it is install on supported mac. delete platformsupport.plist , move hard drive over to unsupported mac. big X when booting. this is the only way I have seen it done. what am I missing?! and thanks

Hi there. Yes if you are installing 10.7 lion on an unsupported mac, You delete the platform support.plist directly from the system folder contained on the 10.7 lion install DMG before you install on the supported mac. If problems still occur after this, hold down the keys 3 and 2 as you hear the startup chime, until the apple logo appears. This will force lion to boot into 32bit mode.

If you are wanting to install ML 10.8, then the process is slightly different, as deleting the platform support.plist from the 10.8 installer, will almost certainly cause kernel panics at boot. To get around this, you have to edit the platform support.plist file to include both the model id and board id of your mac.

If you get the "big x", after installing ML 10.8 DP1 turn off the mac, and turn it back on while holding down cmd v. Make a note of the code, where it says a reason of why it couldn't boot, Go over to the supported mac, navigate to library/coreservices and track down the platform support.plist file, Then add the code you noted down to the platform support.plist file. (Note everything must stay in alphabetical and numerical order) Transfer back to the unsupported mac and the problem will be resolved.

To avoid permissions issues when editing files in the coreservices folder. open the library folder, navigate to coreservices, cilck on it once, but do not open it yet, press down cmd i, the info box will pop up, scroll down to the bottom of that window, click the padlock at the bottom right of the window, enter your system password, then click on everyone and change the option to read and write. You may also want to do the same process to the platformsupport.plist file.

Recal
Feb 29, 2012, 06:00 PM
Hi there. Yes if you are installing 10.7 lion on an unsupported mac, You delete the platform support.plist directly from the system folder contained on the 10.7 lion install DMG before you install on the supported mac. If problems still occur after this, hold down the keys 3 and 2 as you hear the startup chime, until the apple logo appears. This will force lion to boot into 32bit mode.

If you are wanting to install ML 10.8, then the process is slightly different, as deleting the platform support.plist from the 10.8 installer, will almost certainly cause kernel panics at boot. To get around this, you have to edit the platform support.plist file to include both the model id and board id of your mac.

If you get the "big x", after installing ML 10.8 DP1 turn off the mac, and turn it back on while holding down cmd v. Make a note of the code, where it says a reason of why it couldn't boot, Go over to the supported mac, navigate to library/coreservices and track down the platform support.plist file, Then add the code you noted down to the platform support.plist file. (Note everything must stay in alphabetical and numerical order) Transfer back to the unsupported mac and the problem will be resolved.

To avoid permissions issues when editing files in the coreservices folder. open the library folder, navigate to coreservices, cilck on it once, but do not open it yet, press down cmd i, the info box will pop up, scroll down to the bottom of that window, click the padlock at the bottom right of the window, enter your system password, then click on everyone and change the option to read and write. You may also want to do the same process to the platformsupport.plist file.

ugh. you are an hero. this has been bugging me for the better part of 2 weeks in between class loads. I have 3 macs torn apart ..one im trying to sell after I do this and another to send to a friend. I mainly fix pc's and decided to get into the mac refurbishing business. hardware is not a problem. its just trying to implement pc knowledge and critical analysis to mac! urg. thank you again. I will update you after I do this tonight :)

Kirkafur
Feb 29, 2012, 06:09 PM
Currently as it stands, the answer to this is yes, for those running snow leopard and lion in 64bit kernel mode. although we do still get full graphics acceleration, using launchpad and mission control.


Thanks for answering!
So, does your answer imply that graphics work swimmingly? What, if anything, is missing or glitchy? If I were to install 10.8 on my X3100 Mac, what graphical issues should I anticipate?

coolio2004
Mar 1, 2012, 08:28 AM
e.g VLC doesnt work with 64 bit x3100 kext because there is no ci/qe. As long we havnt a 64 bit kernel it make no sense for me using ML, cause no shares like smb or afp work with 32 bit kernel.

hackerwayne
Mar 8, 2012, 05:02 PM
e.g VLC doesnt work with 64 bit x3100 kext because there is no ci/qe. As long we havnt a 64 bit kernel it make no sense for me using ML, cause no shares like smb or afp work with 32 bit kernel.

im currently finding new ways to force 32bit kexts to run. Was a bit bz for the past few days =)

Kirkafur
Mar 8, 2012, 10:31 PM
Groovy. Hopefully they don't drop the 32 bit kernel for the final release. If the requirements include 64 bit bootability, I'd be surprised if the 32 bit kernel survived to the GM.

hackerwayne
Mar 9, 2012, 04:10 PM
sorry, I have a few macbooks. a 1,1 and a 2007 which I cant remember. and one that will run it which is an ...09 one? anyway, I see tons of vids of people running 10.7 on their *unsupported* mac but its always the dev version. little help plox :D

There is simply no hope for people who wants to run Lion on thier Core Duo system as the OS itself requires 64bit support. But for us, there is simply no point to not let 64bit capable system to run Mountain Lion just because the EFI/BIOS does not support 64bit. There is also no point for Apple to make 64bit EFI as a requirement other then intentionally drop support for older Macs. If Apple wants, they can anytime make an upgrade for our old Macs to support 64bit EFI. I don't mind paying even if they are charging for that upgrade.

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Groovy. Hopefully they don't drop the 32 bit kernel for the final release. If the requirements include 64 bit bootability, I'd be surprised if the 32 bit kernel survived to the GM.

Lets hope for the best, even if the kernel didnt survive, we can anytime patch Lions 32bit kernel. Unlike Core Duo on Lion, our CPU supports 64 bit.

madmacfan
Mar 17, 2012, 11:30 AM
Ok folks, I have finally got around to modding the GMA X3100 64 bit patch to work with 10.8 DP1. This should also work with those already on DP2, but I haven't tested it with DP2 yet, will do this evening when I upgrade from DP1

GMA X3100 mod.bs file is here (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/x64patch-10.8-dp1/mod.bspatch)

GMA X3100 64 bit patch for 10.8 DP1 is here (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/41388906/x64patch-10.8-dp1/patch) .right click and select download linked file. Open with terminal, type in your system password, reboot and you're good to go.

Mad Mac Maniac
Mar 17, 2012, 02:25 PM
Well.. It can even run on my mid-2007 MacBook White with 1GB of ram and a 5400RPM Sata HDD.. I don't understand why Apple would wanna discontinue these old but reliable Macs.

So how is the performance on your Macbook compared to Lion? I have a late 2007 MacBook3,1 and when ML is released I would like to upgrade as long as everything works great.

madmacfan
Mar 17, 2012, 02:58 PM
So how is the performance on your Macbook compared to Lion? I have a late 2007 MacBook3,1 and when ML is released I would like to upgrade as long as everything works great.

I currently have my mac set up as dual boot, so I can boot into either ML or Lion. I also have a late 2007 Core 2 Duo Macbook 3,1 and ML is certainly more responsive than lion on this mac. it seems faster to boot than lion, and My battery life has slightly increased when using ML. I've not yet encountered any issues with running ML on my macbook, (No beach balls at all), and it seems rather solid.

Mad Mac Maniac
Mar 17, 2012, 06:04 PM
I currently have my mac set up as dual boot, so I can boot into either ML or Lion. I also have a late 2007 Core 2 Duo Macbook 3,1 and ML is certainly more responsive than lion on this mac. it seems faster to boot than lion, and My battery life has slightly increased when using ML. I've not yet encountered any issues with running ML on my macbook, (No beach balls at all), and it seems rather solid.

Nice. Then I'll definitely be using this, or some other, trick when ML is officially released. 2 questions.

How do upgrades work from that point? Is it a hassle like a jb iPhone or is it just business as usual?

will this trick actually allow me to purchase ML or would I need to illegally download? I would prefer to purchase. I don't own a ML compatible Mac although I will probably be purchasing one this year

seclusion
Mar 17, 2012, 06:35 PM
I have a fully supported Mac Pro (3.1)
What I have is a Tascam FW 1884 sound card / controller that has only 32 bit drivers. Tascam has ceased development for it.
Anyone know if I can force DP 2 to boot the 32 bit sound card driver?
Or am I pooched?

Thanks
B

madmacfan
Mar 18, 2012, 07:52 AM
Nice. Then I'll definitely be using this, or some other, trick when ML is officially released. 2 questions.

How do upgrades work from that point? Is it a hassle like a jb iPhone or is it just business as usual?

will this trick actually allow me to purchase ML or would I need to illegally download? I would prefer to purchase. I don't own a ML compatible Mac although I will probably be purchasing one this year

OK upgrading when ML is officially released will be relatively business as usual, as for being able to purchase the ML installer dmg legit on unsupported hardware, remains to be seen, as it hasn't been released in the mac app store yet, and will require some degree of modification to be able to run on unsupported MacBooks when the final build is eventually released.

EMMERICK
Mar 29, 2012, 06:54 PM
Ok so when i downloaded a mac os x 10.8 torrent file it was already the installesd.dmg so then i bring it to desktop when i open terminal and type in *remove $* command not found how to i get the installesdhacked.dmg to show up on my desktop please help message me on emm3rickbulatao@gmail.com or on here thanks and goodbye

Senseotech
Mar 29, 2012, 07:27 PM
I've read the whole thread, and it appears that the X1600 work hasn't been mentioned in quite a while :( Is there anyone out there working on it so those of us with MacbookPro 2,2's can run ML?

ZhouFang
Mar 30, 2012, 12:48 AM
i did everything u said and replaced system folder and when I try to boot into installation disk it just boots right back into recovery disk. why? and I can't connect to the internet in the recovery disk and icons are missing:(:(:(

Embio
Mar 30, 2012, 06:03 AM
Ok so when i downloaded a mac os x 10.8 torrent file it was already the installesd.dmg so then i bring it to desktop when i open terminal and type in *remove $* command not found how to i get the installesdhacked.dmg to show up on my desktop please help message me on emm3rickbulatao@gmail.com or on here thanks and goodbye

No one here will help you with torrented copies of software.

stop being cheap.

blow45
Apr 6, 2012, 07:31 PM
sorry if it's been mentioned before, is the last gen of the white imacs, the 24" one unsupported too?:confused:

freedevil
Apr 7, 2012, 05:35 AM
sorry if it's been mentioned before, is the last gen of the white imacs, the 24" one unsupported too?:confused:

Yepp.

ZhouFang
Apr 10, 2012, 11:54 AM
this method does not seem to work on dev preview 2. has anyone successfully installed dev preview 2 on their unsupported device yet? or do i have to install dev preview 1 first and update it through appstore? help plz. oh and i also tried swich the boot.efi to that of lion's which just made it quit to recovery partition, and if i swich the kernelcache to that of lion's it just gave me a kernel panic. what should i do?

blow45
Apr 12, 2012, 03:30 PM
Yepp.

ahhh shhhhhuuussss... I guess we are stuck with lion's bugs then...

chukkar
Apr 15, 2012, 10:04 PM
Hello

I am trying to install Lion on my macmini 1,1 upgraded with a core 2 do.

I set the mini to target mode on a supported imac, then installed Lion to the mini's drive.

I deleted the plist file, then booted up the mini. I got the circle with the X in it. I did the cmd-v, saw my mac type of Mac-F4208EC8. I booted it back into target mode, and added Mac-F4208EC8 to the plist.

I then rebooted the mini, and made it through a successful boot. After it fully booted, I got a black screen of death / kernel panic. Now my macmini won't boot at all. I get power but no display.

EDIT: I ended up holding my power button on boot up for about 30 seconds and that brought it back to life. So far so good. Software updated installed successfully.

SirVikon
Apr 19, 2012, 03:11 PM
I have an old MP 1,1 (updated to 2,1) with new CPU´s in it (now 8Cores@2,66).

Will there be a relatively easy way to install ML on this machine? I have also a new MBAir and there i can download ML from AppStore and i don't want two different OS X at home ...

Will an install be possible if i ran my MP in 64bit kernel? There is a guide on netkas. I think, that will be possible to do for me but i dont want to change the system after each SoftwareUpdate (e.g. 10.8.x).

Many thanks folks

ciacorp
Apr 20, 2012, 12:32 AM
Has someone a guide for installing Developer Preview 3 on older Macs?

I've tried hackerwayne's guide, however it didn't work with DP3...

ciacorp
Apr 21, 2012, 09:19 AM
No ideas, guys? :(

Senseotech
Apr 21, 2012, 12:39 PM
No ideas, guys? :(

Its been out less than a week and technically only to registered developers under an NDA...:rolleyes:

SirVikon
Apr 23, 2012, 06:07 PM
I got it :)

on netkas in the Thread about the 64bit kernel on old Mac Pro is the solution :)

ML works fine on my Mac Pro

sim667
Apr 24, 2012, 04:19 AM
Im assuming my 1.67ghz powerbook g4 would be too slow to do this on?

Im trying to find a way to get traktor pro on it :(

nicklad
Apr 24, 2012, 06:12 AM
Im assuming my 1.67ghz powerbook g4 would be too slow to do this on?

Im trying to find a way to get traktor pro on it :(

What you're discussing is completely unrelated to this thread, but:

http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72895&highlight=ppc

Summary: No, it's not possible as they aren't compiling for PPC.

sim667
Apr 30, 2012, 06:23 AM
What you're discussing is completely unrelated to this thread, but:

http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72895&highlight=ppc

Summary: No, it's not possible as they aren't compiling for PPC.

I was talking about running mountain lion on an older mac, and seeing if it could cope with traktor within that.

Bascially I need a new mac.... but they're soooooo very expensive :(

Senseotech
Apr 30, 2012, 06:28 AM
I was talking about running mountain lion on an older mac, and seeing if it could cope with traktor within that.

Bascially I need a new mac.... but they're soooooo very expensive :(

The same reasoning applies though, Mountain Lion (or even Lion and Snow Leopard for that matter) is on x86, so old PowerPC Macs are out of the equation.

sim667
May 1, 2012, 02:23 PM
The same reasoning applies though, Mountain Lion (or even Lion and Snow Leopard for that matter) is on x86, so old PowerPC Macs are out of the equation.

Oh i see.

Im just going to buy a 13 inch macbook :)

VishnuB
May 2, 2012, 09:51 AM
SirVikon, could you please provide a link for that post on netkas? I'm having trouble finding it. madmacfan (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=670523) has provided a guide to installing ML DP2 on unsupported Macs with GMA X3100 GPU (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14563420&postcount=156), but it doesn't mention anything about DP3. Do you think the method is the same? And if not, how would I go about installing DP3 on my MacBook? Here are my specifications:

Model: White 13MacBook (Early 2008)
Firmware: MacBook4,1
GPU: Intel GMA X3100
Current OS: ML DP1 (installed through hackerwayne's guide (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14341245&postcount=22))

nathang906
May 11, 2012, 04:46 AM
when i went to go install, it restarted and when it booted back up i got a circle with a line through it, I did everything exactly as it was laid out. I don't know how to make it work.

I have a black macbook 2,1 mid 2007 with Intel GMA 950

freespeed
May 11, 2012, 02:32 PM
Anyone having issues with Mail crashing?

-iMac Mid-2007 Core 2 Duo

joehero
May 12, 2012, 01:41 PM
So I have a Mac Pro 1,1 with a Core Duo and the x1600. It seems this guide will work for me, but I can't get my hands on an unmodified DP 1. Am I SOL without DP1 from Apple? The ***** fixed copy doesn't have any of the folders to modify and wont boot.

ALec108
Jun 18, 2012, 08:33 AM
Thank you hackerwayne for this post !! ;)
I confirm that it works perfectly with Macbook 2.1 late 2006 (Oh YEAH !! :D)
(only with DeveloperPreview1, I can't install from the DP2 or DP3)

For everyone who wants to try it on an old Macbook, use TimeMachine before! be sure to have the DP1 and follow hackerwayne's procedure step by step, it will work!

Can someone tell me what version of the gma950 kext is compatible with the MountainLion ?
i tried the SnowLeopard & the Lion versions without any result.. if someone has a solution or can upload the good kexts I'll be really grateful

:apple: :apple: :apple:

ALec108
Jun 18, 2012, 08:53 AM
when i went to go install, it restarted and when it booted back up i got a circle with a line through it, I did everything exactly as it was laid out. I don't know how to make it work.

I have a black macbook 2,1 mid 2007 with Intel GMA 950

Are you sure to have used the MountainLion DeveloperPreview 1 (12a128p) ?

use TimeMachine before to try this (i had to install ML 3times before it works perfectly, an update conflict made my lose my pointer and I crashed the second install with a wrong kext for the gma950)

i'm sorry but i think that you have to retry the procedure from scratch.. courage my friend i'm sure that it will work on your Macbook too!

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Has someone a guide for installing Developer Preview 3 on older Macs?

I've tried hackerwayne's guide, however it didn't work with DP3...

Installing directly the DP3 doesn't work, I'll try to install the DP3 over the DP1 (with a few modifications of the *.dmg)
I'll tell you if i suceed and how

Mad Mac Maniac
Jun 18, 2012, 09:50 AM
Do any of the multitouch gestures work on unsupported Macs? I assume that the 3/4 finger gestures don't work, but does the 2 finger swipe to reveal notification center work?

blow45
Jul 9, 2012, 09:16 PM
any news on this and the gm?

JBasco20
Jul 10, 2012, 10:09 PM
i tried this with the GM release on my Mac Pro 1.1 and i keep getting the additional components needed to install os x can't be found.... Any idea's???? i have double checked everything and i followed the directions exactly...

huntson
Jul 10, 2012, 11:58 PM
i tried this with the GM release on my Mac Pro 1.1 and i keep getting the additional components needed to install os x can't be found.... Any idea's???? i have double checked everything and i followed the directions exactly...

Bump. I tried the same thin on my 1.1 and it comes back with the same error. Specifically in console it says:

7/11/12 12:52:24.967 AM Install OS X Mountain Lion: Could not find package ref in any source for: com.apple.pkg.SIUResources

allan.nyholm
Jul 11, 2012, 05:23 AM
Bump. I tried the same thin on my 1.1 and it comes back with the same error. Specifically in console it says:

7/11/12 12:52:24.967 AM Install OS X Mountain Lion: Could not find package ref in any source for: com.apple.pkg.SIUResources

This is write about my experience: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=15223182&postcount=249

The link goes to post 249 in another similar thread.

Basically you should take the SIUResources.pkg from your Lion installer and include that together with all the other packages in the folder named Packages. Nothing else was done for me to get to where I describe. Well, it's not the only thing - I did follow the instructions and got what I needed. Now I have a Mountain Lion partition that just needs to boot into the actual installer.

JBasco20
Jul 11, 2012, 07:22 AM
This is write about my experience: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=15223182&postcount=249

The link goes to post 249 in another similar thread.

Basically you should take the SIUResources.pkg from your Lion installer and include that together with all the other packages in the folder named Packages. Nothing else was done for me to get to where I describe. Well, it's not the only thing - I did follow the instructions and got what I needed. Now I have a Mountain Lion partition that just needs to boot into the actual installer.

mine doesnt tell me what is missing.... it just says its missing some required components...

Tonewheel
Jul 11, 2012, 08:47 AM
Best news I have heard. I might just run the Server version.

Can you do that?

JBasco20
Jul 11, 2012, 11:05 AM
i tried this with the GM release on my Mac Pro 1.1 and i keep getting the additional components needed to install os x can't be found.... Any idea's???? i have double checked everything and i followed the directions exactly...


Anyone have any idea's???

Senseotech
Jul 11, 2012, 12:15 PM
Can you do that?

Nope, won't work. To run ML Server, you have to install and run ML first, then install the Server.app package; the requirements for ML Server are at at least identical to ML if not greater.

antony34
Jul 11, 2012, 11:57 PM
Anyone tested GM at MacBook4,1??

dead.xx
Jul 13, 2012, 05:56 AM
Anyone tested GM at MacBook4,1??

I did, and this is the patch (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=348094&d=1342349396) i made for gm. follow this posts (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1404548) will make gm installed.

edit: the patch has been updated to make it possible to install mountain lion on a mac that has cpu upgraded to 64bit while the efi is still 32bit.

Embio
Jul 13, 2012, 06:11 AM
dead xx - do sleep and brightness also work?

dead.xx
Jul 13, 2012, 06:16 PM
dead xx - do sleep and brightness also work?

nope. i guess they have something to do with the video driver which is still a problem.

Embio
Jul 13, 2012, 08:18 PM
I shall try your patch tomorrow with my MacBook 2,1 and also a core 2 duo upgraded iMac :-)

The iMac would function just fine as a server actually - if I can get it to work I will be insanely grateful!

Senseotech
Jul 13, 2012, 09:29 PM
I love the concept of this to give some life to an older Macbook, late 2007 (3,1). The one fear I have is that I'll have to spend time every time a 10.8.X release hits and screws up the kernel or the video kext.

Icy1007
Jul 13, 2012, 10:07 PM
There are a bunch of features in ML that won't work correctly if you put it on an unsupported Mac.

antony34
Jul 14, 2012, 03:40 AM
I did, and this is the patch i made for gm. follow the old posts and use this patch will make gm installed. sound can be fixed by installing the AppleHDA.kext from Lion. but qe/ci is still the real problem. is there anyone can port Linux Graphics Drivers from Intel (http://intellinuxgraphics.org/download.html) to OSX?

PS: boot.efi in this patch is for x64 only since mountain lion contains only 64bit kernel now. so the size is smaller then the original one. and do not try to install mountain lion on a 32bit cpu mac. it will not work.

Thanks for your information!!!
Let me try it after backups MacBook.

Embio
Jul 14, 2012, 06:30 AM
There are a bunch of features in ML that won't work correctly if you put it on an unsupported Mac.

Incredibly valuable input there. I'm glad you told me this. Is the same true of my hackintoshes? Hope not!

Senseotech
Jul 14, 2012, 09:53 AM
Incredibly valuable input there. I'm glad you told me this. Is the same true of my hackintoshes? Hope not!

No and no. Done right, a hackintosh (and this hack for unsupported models) gives you a full, regular OS X just like everyone else. Barring hardware specific features like AirPlay Mirroring, everything is there.

Embio
Jul 14, 2012, 09:59 AM
No and no. Done right, a hackintosh (and this hack for unsupported models) gives you a full, regular OS X just like everyone else. Barring hardware specific features like AirPlay Mirroring, everything is there.

sorry, meant this comment to be really sarcastic against the other guy :rolleyes:

Senseotech
Jul 14, 2012, 10:04 AM
sorry, meant this comment to be really sarcastic against the other guy :rolleyes:

I had thought so, but at the same time, now that posts can't be down voted, I felt like someone needed to reply to say how BS the pos was so people don't get the wrong idea.

kawasakiguru
Jul 15, 2012, 01:51 AM
Hello, I have tried all the tricks on this thread but I still can't boot the 10.8 external installation drive. I get the 'stop' sign for a moment and then it boots to my internal Lion partition. I will be grateful if someone figures out the hack with the GM release and Macbook2,1 or 4,1. Thanks for your efforts.

rezzo
Jul 15, 2012, 11:24 AM
I did, and this is the patch (http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=348094&d=1342349396) i made for gm. follow this posts (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1404548) will make gm installed.

edit: the patch has been updated to make it possible to install mountain lion on a mac that has cpu upgraded to 64bit while the efi is still 32bit.
Thanks! I will try install this in my MacBook2,1.

guitar.maniac
Jul 15, 2012, 03:57 PM
Bump. I tried the same thin on my 1.1 and it comes back with the same error. Specifically in console it says:

7/11/12 12:52:24.967 AM Install OS X Mountain Lion: Could not find package ref in any source for: com.apple.pkg.SIUResources

I'm from Ukraine, and sorry for my english.. :)
On the installing process i have error "Could not find package: com.apple.pkg.SIUResources", and i found this package from Lion (10.7), and include it on the InstallESDhacked.dmg in folder Packages.
After this modifications, process instalation begin, but after reboot i see "slashed circle" symbol, and boot in 10.7 :(

benguild
Jul 15, 2012, 06:45 PM
I feel like as soon as these machines are updated to 10.8.1+ they'll stop working.

Mad Mac Maniac
Jul 24, 2012, 09:26 PM
Is this worth a shot?

TAJones99
Jul 25, 2012, 05:59 AM
I will be trying on my MacBook pro late 2006 2.33 ghz Ati X1600

AnonMac50
Jul 25, 2012, 06:32 AM
No and no. Done right, a hackintosh (and this hack for unsupported models) gives you a full, regular OS X just like everyone else. Barring hardware specific features like AirPlay Mirroring, everything is there.

Actually some Hackintoshes do,have AirPlay Mirroring.

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I would love to try this on an unsupported computer, but the only unsupported computer, I plan to keep on Leopard.

BeamWalker
Jul 25, 2012, 06:47 AM
Did anyone try that on an iMac 5,1 ?

tmoney468
Jul 25, 2012, 08:19 AM
I will be trying on my MacBook pro late 2006 2.33 ghz Ati X1600

I have the exact same 17" MBP, and I really want to install ML on my laptop :/

Let me know how it goes.

james341
Jul 25, 2012, 08:32 AM
Na

sega dude
Jul 25, 2012, 11:01 AM
Will this work on the final release released today? (6/25/12)

Buddygor
Jul 25, 2012, 02:34 PM
Sadly, up until this week I have run on by an original iMac g4(!), and am happily soon getting a late 2006 MacBook, almost exact as the mid 2007 one you used! I am excited to do this now that I don't need a supported Mac, but I have a couple questions-

-Will this last forever, or will future app/OS X updates break the hack and ruin my system, or are these kexts and mods things Apple doesn't update?

-Will it run good? How does it run on your system? Choppy or smooth? I've gladly heard that the actual release of ML today is much less RAM intensive than Lion! Let's hope for the best!

Someone please answer my questions!

LOVE YOUR POST,
Noah
;):D:p:cool::confused::eek::mad::):(:o:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:

T'hain Esh Kelch
Jul 25, 2012, 03:17 PM
I have a late 2006 macbook pro
can i install the new AppleStore Mountain Lion on my mac?

No.

John.B
Jul 25, 2012, 03:29 PM
I would love to try this on an unsupported computer, but the only unsupported computer, I plan to keep on Leopard.

Install to an external drive?

Pendora
Jul 25, 2012, 04:02 PM
I have installed ML on a Macbook2,1 with the 10.6.2 drivers. It does not work completely but until i have a new Mac good enough.
But I have a very strange problem. App Store and Message won't let me log in. App Store says it can not verify my Mac and Message says it has a problem logging me in.
Both applications work on my Mac Mini witch is support by ML.
Has anyone else have the same problem on a non supported Mac?

hughjasswhole
Jul 25, 2012, 04:29 PM
I have a late 2006 macbook pro
can i install the new AppleStore Mountain Lion on my mac?
is there some other instruction for the just out version?
i tried to download it from the apple store but it says that i can't run it on my mac.
this is my mac :

Image (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uycYHdS-bk8/UAkFLN8SLOI/AAAAAAAAAgc/UDr8k__X6UM/s612/Screen%2520Shot%25202012-06-14%2520at%25207.16.41%2520AM.png)

Image (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8NN8AO3uRYo/UAkFLZlPc8I/AAAAAAAAAgg/E0360IoLpAU/s720/Screen%2520Shot%25202012-06-14%2520at%25207.16.59%2520AM.png)

I have this exact same machine (MacBookPro2,2) I installed mountain lion on an external drive for testing. It seemed to run fine and just as speedy as Lion except no proper video driver for the X1600. So at this point it is pretty useless. I tried installing the drivers from lion, I tried installing the hackintosh drivers, no joy. So other than no video acceleration it runs good. I have a feeling someone will fix us up a video driver so be hopeful. Sound worked after installing audio driver from lion. I didn't spend a whole lot of time with it but here are some other things I noticed didnt work: Screen brightness keys, keyboard backlight, sleep from apple menu, and sleep with the lid closed (that was the one that really made me think that Lion is the end for this MacBookPro).

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You do have to use a hacked installer, but it is very easy.

I tried three methods and this is the only one that worked for me.

http://att.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1404548

hackerwayne
Jul 25, 2012, 07:15 PM
Heres some bad news for X1600 and X1900 owners (MBP2,1, iMac4,1, 5,1)

1. Mountain Lion does NOT support 32bit kernel in the final release. (LP64 only, arch=i386, "3" and "2" on start-up won't work)

2. A highly required kext ATI1600Controller.kext does not support 64bit. Try loading it by going into Single User Mode, navigate to /system/library/extensions and type kextload ATI1600controller.kext. It will give you a nasty error.

3. Because of the reason above, Mountain Lion will only display Radeon X1600 8MB in about this Mac.

4. OpenGL, QE/CI don't work. Only frame buffer.

Solution.
1. Get ML to boot in i386/32bit kernel extension mode.
2. Find a 64bit version of ATI1600Controller.kext (not likely to be able to)
3. Try to load 32bit kernel extensions in LP64 kernel.

x13gamer
Jul 25, 2012, 07:26 PM
Heres some bad news for X1600 and X1900 owners (MBP2,1, iMac4,1, 5,1)

1. Mountain Lion does NOT support 32bit kernel in the final release. (LP64 only, arch=i386, "3" and "2" on start-up won't work)

2. A highly required kext ATI1600Controller.kext does not support 64bit. Try loading it by going into Single User Mode, navigate to /system/library/extensions and type kextload ATI1600controller.kext. It will give you a nasty error.

3. Because of the reason above, Mountain Lion will only display Radeon X1600 8MB in about this Mac.

4. OpenGL, QE/CI don't work. Only frame buffer.

Solution.
1. Get ML to boot in i386/32bit kernel extension mode.
2. Find a 64bit version of ATI1600Controller.kext (not likely to be able to)
3. Try to load 32bit kernel extensions in LP64 kernel.

So will there be any chance this will get sorted out in the next few days and will allow those of us running late 06' MBP to run it?

SiskoKid
Jul 25, 2012, 07:53 PM
This process doesn't work for me at all. I have the full final version of Mountain Lion not the preview which may be why this is so different.

I have Mountain Lion DMG that I downloaded from my laptop. I have an old Mac Pro 1,1 that has a newer graphics card (Radeon HD 4870) and I wanna try this process.

When I right click the app in the dmg, right off the bat I can't navigate to any folder called Shared Support or file named InstallESD.dmg

After a while I figured maybe the .app in the official Mountain Lion .dmg is the InstallESD.dmg so I went ahead and ran my terminal on it. It does nothing of note to it, and I can't navigate to any Packages Directory.

Any help on this would be rad or maybe an update to how to do this with a final Mountain Lion release.

Buddygor
Jul 25, 2012, 08:11 PM
I really want to do this. Like I said in my previous post, I am finally getting an Intel mac :rolleyes:, and don't want it to be behind already. I might be mistaken, but HackerWayne, remember the old LeopardAssist app that told the Leopard installer that the Mac was 867MHz. Perhaps it just won't run, but if we make the installer think it's a higher GPU like the NVidia 9200M, or maybe even tell it it's a Late 2008 MacBook (in my late 2006 MacBook's case). Again, I'm no hacker, and maybe there is another way around, but hopefully we can get something here. Thanks a lot for the original post, and maybe you can find another way to keep up with this final build.

If there is a way, maybe some newbie instructions?

Thanks a TON all of you guys!
Noah Budgor
:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::p

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Just re-read your post HackerWayne, and you say bad news for X100 chipsets. Does that mean that my MacBook's GMA 950 will work, or is that even more unsupported :p.

hughjasswhole
Jul 25, 2012, 08:18 PM
Installing is the easy part. No major workaround. It is the video card driver. It simply doesn't work in 64 bit. Someone needs to adapt one.

It's like putting diesel in a gas engine. It doesn't work. :P

Buddygor
Jul 25, 2012, 08:25 PM
Installing is the easy part. No major workaround. It is the video card driver. It simply doesn't work in 64 bit. Someone needs to adapt one.

It's like putting diesel in a gas engine. It doesn't work. :P

Hmm... dang it... Maybe stick to Lion.. but I want iMessages and Notification Center and Twitter/FaceBook integration and the new Safari (unless that's coming in an update) and all that. Sadly, it doesn't look like that's happening. Maybe the next hack is to get those on Lion! Well, hopefully we can sort this out.

Noah Budgor

hughjasswhole
Jul 25, 2012, 08:36 PM
[/COLOR]Just re-read your post HackerWayne, and you say bad news for X100 chipsets. Does that mean that my MacBook's GMA 950 will work, or is that even more unsupported :p.

Ya....funny kind of....It seems that the GMA950 is doable and our better X1600s aren't

Of course it needs to be a Core2Duo MacBook. Still has to be 64 bit.

Install it anyways and check it out....Works good enough for a test drive.

Xsanda
Jul 26, 2012, 01:36 AM
I have a MacBook Air 1,1
what kexts do I need to use?
Thanks!

danpwright
Jul 26, 2012, 03:09 AM
Dear all,

I have been following this thread with great interest, having successfully already installed OS X.7 Lion on my Mac Mini (early 2006 with upgraded processor) within a week of it coming out thanks to this forum. Whilst that only involved a firewire install from another mac and then editing of the platformsupport.plist, it seems this next upgrade might be a little harder to do.

From what I can gather, I need:

1. A USB flash pen installer (hacked)
2. Certain kext files to copy and paste to System/Library/Extensions
3. To copy and paste the serial of my mac to platformsupport.plist

I have a Mac Mini 1,1; Intel 950 GMA. Core 2 duo processor (upgraded)

Any help much appreciated!

Buddygor
Jul 26, 2012, 08:55 AM
Ya....funny kind of....It seems that the GMA950 is doable and our better X1600s aren't

Of course it needs to be a Core2Duo MacBook. Still has to be 64 bit.

Install it anyways and check it out....Works good enough for a test drive.

Great! it's the higher-end 2GHz C2D, so I'm good there. So what your saying is that the GMA 950 has no problems like the X1600? Does it already have drivers or what? And do I just use the original post or something specia for the public release?

Thanks!
Noah Budgor

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Ya....funny kind of....It seems that the GMA950 is doable and our better X1600s aren't

Of course it needs to be a Core2Duo MacBook. Still has to be 64 bit.

Install it anyways and check it out....Works good enough for a test drive.

Oh and another thing- IS my MacBook 64-bit? It's a late 2006 and EveryMac says it's 32-bit, but all C2Ds are 64-bit right? Let's hope so! Also, MacTracker says it's a 64-bit Merom chip. Maybe it's a 64-bit processor, but OS X won't let it run 64-bit processes or somewhat? Hmm. Again, let's hope :D

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A THIRD thing, I would want to use ML as my only OS. Is that practical, or not? Would it be buggy it break with updates?

hughjasswhole
Jul 26, 2012, 04:35 PM
Buggy and subject to breaks. This upgrade is probably more than Apple just crossing off the bottom macs because the performance wasn't up to par and leaving us to find a workaround. What I have here seems more like a hackintosh with having to mess with the kexts and whatnot, which is fun and all but not what I want in my production machine. I will keep watching with great interest, hopefully someone will come out with a sweet driver for the X1600.

ps--that being said, Apple could have included all that crap that my MacBookPro needed, THANKS FOR NOTHING APPLE, JERKOFFS!!! (just kidding) :P

Buddygor
Jul 26, 2012, 07:43 PM
Alright, I guess I'm sticking with Lion. :(

Noah

Mautz001
Jul 27, 2012, 04:16 AM
Hay pendora, how did you installed it? I always get an error with the boot.efi. Used this method:
http://att.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1404548


Is there any other way to install it on MacBook2,1?


Thanks :)

sorryiwasdreami
Jul 27, 2012, 12:16 PM
Dear all,

I have been following this thread with great interest, having successfully already installed OS X.7 Lion on my Mac Mini (early 2006 with upgraded processor) within a week of it coming out thanks to this forum. Whilst that only involved a firewire install from another mac and then editing of the platformsupport.plist, it seems this next upgrade might be a little harder to do.

From what I can gather, I need:

1. A USB flash pen installer (hacked)
2. Certain kext files to copy and paste to System/Library/Extensions
3. To copy and paste the serial of my mac to platformsupport.plist

I have a Mac Mini 1,1; Intel 950 GMA. Core 2 duo processor (upgraded)

Any help much appreciated!

I second this. Any help would be fantastic on 2006 mac mini 1,1 upgraded to 2,1 with 10.7.4

aerSq
Jul 27, 2012, 09:40 PM
Help, it doesn't work, I did everything you said from step 5-7, but still not able to boot into it, I am desperate because I already erased my internal hd now my Mac won't work, so help. On start up it shows a prohibited sign and if I press command-v it says this version of Mac OS x is not supported on this platform Mac-f22788c8:(
You didn't follow the instructions if you didn't backup first... If you did backup just restore from your backup. If not you may just need to go back to your operating system from before such as Lion or Snow Leopard.

Vo3Dyx
Jul 28, 2012, 03:49 AM
Whats the current progress with x3100 driver? Installing ML is not a big deal, but its useless without graphical acceleration

ariel1matrix
Jul 28, 2012, 12:14 PM
I have this kinde problem:
http://zapisz.net/images/675_zrzut_ekranu_2012_07_28_o_19.0.png
"Can not find the additional components required to install OS X."

I have a macbook 3.1 with C2D and X3100, the system from Appstore.

EnricoBaradJ
Jul 28, 2012, 01:44 PM
edit: delete this message please

Buddygor
Jul 28, 2012, 04:01 PM
Hey guys. So, everyone seems to say ML will install, but no accelerated graphics on X3100. One person also said the GMA 950 is good to go, so if I installed ML, would it work fine w/o accelerated graphics until a fix comes around, or do the graphics already work or what?

drfdr
Jul 28, 2012, 04:40 PM
When i tried to install Mountain Lion on mac mini 1,1 it says that my Mac Mini is unsupported. What should I do?

EnricoBaradJ
Jul 28, 2012, 05:50 PM
edit: delete this message pls ^^

hackertc
Jul 29, 2012, 08:29 AM
I am interested on the OSInstall.mpkg more exactly the distribution file
i want to know what are the differences between the original file and the patched version, can someone provide me the original version of this file?
Im trying to adapt this guide to the latest release (i have the latest distribution file but it has big changes between them) i noticed the adding of efi32 in there but there are some changes from:
10.8.0.1.1.1306847324 to 10.7.0.1.1.1306847324
PS: in meantime im trying to use the patched file with the latest OSX release to see if it works
(i have mac pro 1,1 with Ati 4890)

AshtonTS
Jul 29, 2012, 08:47 PM
I am interested on the OSInstall.mpkg more exactly the distribution file
i want to know what are the differences between the original file and the patched version, can someone provide me the original version of this file?
Im trying to adapt this guide to the latest release (i have the latest distribution file but it has big changes between them) i noticed the adding of efi32 in there but there are some changes from:
10.8.0.1.1.1306847324 to 10.7.0.1.1.1306847324
PS: in meantime im trying to use the patched file with the latest OSX release to see if it works
(i have mac pro 1,1 with Ati 4890)

It should still work with the latest release....

ariel1matrix
Jul 30, 2012, 03:40 AM
I have this kinde problem:
Image (http://zapisz.net/images/675_zrzut_ekranu_2012_07_28_o_19.0.png)
"Can not find the additional components required to install OS X."

I have a macbook 3.1 with C2D and X3100, the system from Appstore.

somebody help me please?

EnricoBaradJ
Jul 30, 2012, 08:35 AM
Follow the post #22 of this thread
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1325709&goto=newpost

hackerwayne
Jul 30, 2012, 09:58 AM
How to close the thread? Just use this one >http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1325709&goto=newpost

this thread was a duplicate created months ago.

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Whats the current progress with x3100 driver? Installing ML is not a big deal, but its useless without graphical acceleration

Its fixed, no more graphics issue. See the other thread and follow post #22

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somebody help me please?

Follow the other thread post #22

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Hey guys. So, everyone seems to say ML will install, but no accelerated graphics on X3100. One person also said the GMA 950 is good to go, so if I installed ML, would it work fine w/o accelerated graphics until a fix comes around, or do the graphics already work or what?

GMA X3100 is fully supported, please check the other thread post #22.

pulker
Jul 30, 2012, 10:13 AM
Hackerwayne, is it possible to have graphics acceleration with x3100, but without having to reinstall ML? I'm asking, because when i have installed ML i have overwrited Lion, so i can't apply the guide as writed on post #22...

Shame on me!

I'm using a MacBook4,1. If you can give me another solution, I'll appreciate. You have done a good job.

mono1986
Jul 30, 2012, 10:17 AM
i have problem in download
i was download afret pause and shat down when i want to resume i cant .. after a restart and try it show just download and no resume ..
help me .. i download 3 gb and now .. !! :(

Yetiritter
Aug 1, 2012, 08:19 AM
Hi!

I also tried to install Mountain Lion on my MacBook (Mid 2007). I obtained an image from the final version and followed all steps.

Now I have the following problem:

The steps 1 - 7 are working well. But when I try to reboot my Mac from the new "OSX install" flash drive, I all the time get a prohibition sign and Lion starts again from my SSD (Before I delete Lion I want to test the installation of Mountain Lion on a second partition). :confused:

I also pressed "cmd + V" to get an information about what he`s doing while booting! I saw, that there are some error messages but couldn`t identify them (boot process is too fast for reading).

I saw that hackerwayne successfully installed Mountain Lion on an identical MacBook. Do I need something special for this device?

The only one thing which could be is, that in the "Packages" folder the "SIUResources.pkg" was absent. So I downloaded it from Internet and added it because I got the message that Mountain Lion can`t be installed because of some missing files before.

But now I have the problem with the prohibition sign and don`t know what to do!

I really become desperated now! :mad:

Can anybody help me please?

Many thanks in advance! ;)

darkfader
Aug 1, 2012, 06:41 PM
But now I have the problem with the prohibition sign and don`t know what to do!
If you're trying it on a MacBook3,1 there is also 94245A3940C91C80 to try as board ID. Still installing, so I don't know if it'll work totally, but at least the installer started.
Edit: It seems like http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1325709 post #22 already has it in the zip file.

Yetiritter
Aug 2, 2012, 06:24 AM
Thank you for the information! :)

crazyface
Aug 2, 2012, 06:40 PM
Hi folks, firstly I'd like to thank y'all for the fantastic tutorials and the mountain of information spewed across this thread, this is greatly appreciated. However, after several attempts using multiple tutorials I'm still getting the famous no entry icon. I'm assuming my macbook 1,1 is just too old, I believe it's only 32bit, which is most likely the problem. Can anyone confirm this indeed is the reason so I can give up with the knowledge that I failed through no fault of my own? Thanks in advance.

golf25radioman
Aug 3, 2012, 03:27 PM
Installing is the easy part. No major workaround. It is the video card driver. It simply doesn't work in 64 bit. Someone needs to adapt one.

It's like putting diesel in a gas engine. It doesn't work. :P

A post suggesting a graphics card to solve this issue, in the Apple Store. It's not cheap, but considering what a "supported Mac Pro" would cost... I have not installed it or tried the ML "hack" install, but will let you all know. Right now there are more pressing issues (deadlines) that have precedence; will get back to it soon.

Tom

crospa
Aug 21, 2012, 09:41 AM
After installing on my imac with Intel 950, the kext for the videocard not loading at boot... every time when i click on the launchpad the system freeze and i need to restart forcely... there are a fix for this problem?

hackertc
Aug 28, 2012, 05:28 PM
It should still work with the latest release....

Really? Did you try that? The Final Version does not work with any of the available tutorials because apple removed or added something from or to the installation... that's why i want to know the differences. How do you explain that the build 12A128p (GM) Presented in this thread works and the 12A269 (FV) does not work anymore? Firs i though that i missed something in reading i thing over 30 tutorials out there, but basically 2: one based on chameleon boot and one with including efi32.pkg and some old system folder (where all the difference is that you get more mac models in the allow boot bla bla bla).

hackerwayne
Sep 3, 2012, 06:20 PM
After installing on my imac with Intel 950, the kext for the videocard not loading at boot... every time when i click on the launchpad the system freeze and i need to restart forcely... there are a fix for this problem?

Not at the moment, Quartz Extreme isnt working for GMA 950

Dirka41
Sep 4, 2012, 11:53 PM
i upgraded to mountain lion :( and now my imac wont detect my external harddrive or my hdtv through dvi connection?? ive tried all the PRAM reset still doesnt work?/ whats going on here? :(

samapal
Mar 17, 2013, 04:30 AM
Hi there, i have bought on eBay macbook core 2 duo 2.14Ghz mid 2007. Now it has snow leopard. I have a few questions.
1. What the best way for installing ML on my device from SL?
2. Now device have 2gb ram. Need I upgraded it to 4gb?
3. Maybe the best will bay and install lion or mountain lion will better on old device?