Discuss Acer Extensa 5630 at the Hardware - Hackint0sh.org; Hello, I have acer extensa 5630 with following specs:
dual boot Win Xp and ...
I am very new to this whole hackintosh stuff (took my first stab at it over the weekend) but I will share what I have done so far with my Extensa 5630. I burned 10.6.0 on a DL DVD and then burned Empire EFI on a CD. I booted off the Empire cd and then swapped out to the SL disk. It took about 45mins to load. When it reboots it will fail. You have to put the Empire CD back in and boot from it. This time you select your OSX partition from the menu and it will boot up just fine. At this point you should have a working webcam, basic video at the native 1280x800 and ethernet. Sound and WiFi are still missing. I then ran myHack from the Empire CD which installs the bootloader on your HD so you no longer need to chain load from the Empire CD. In the end I managed to find kexts to get the battery meter, ethernet and onboard sound to work. I still don't have hardware acceleration for video and no WiFi. I backed up all the kext's I used and took notes on exactly what I did to get it running. I can share all this if you would like. My next step is to upgrade to 10.6.2 or 10.6.3. My goal is to get iPhone SDK 3.2 running but it requires 10.6.2+. I haven't had luck upgrading yet.
As far as I know there is no support at all for the X4500 or the Intel 5100 wireless card. That isn't a big deal for what I need it for (xcode).
which 10.6.0 did you use :retail,ideneb,iatkos,other
af far as i understund you got one of internet?
could you pm me link?
is it pre pached?
i have same goal...
i prefer wifi tho because router is downstairs... but always we can buy compatible usb wifi card...
edit-- found something on wifi on google http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin/issues/detail?id=105 --edit
and yes please post what you did
where did you get kext's from?
if you find kext's zip them and share please
hmm i have dilema last time it erased my whole hdd so im thinking of taking my hdd out and using external one! for os x
ps. finally i got my MICRO USB Cable for hdd
ps2. if apple would release iphone sdk for win piracy would go down!
Last edited by asg31; 04-15-2010 at 11:38 PM.
I used an unpatched retail DVD. The magic is in the Empire EFI boot loader.
The version of Empire EFI is used can be downloaded here:
Just burn that ISO on a CD and boot from it. Then after it boots, eject the CD and then put the retail DVD in and wait for it to spin up. Then hit F5 to refresh the list. Then select the DVD from the menu and it will boot into the installer.
I will zip up the kexts I used along with the notes I took and then I will give you a link.
Like you, my goal is to get access to the iPhone SDK. But it requires 10.6.2. I haven't had success upgrading yet. I am going to give it another shot this weekend.
BTW, I have a handful of spare hard drives. I removed my main disk and put in one of my spares. I didn't want to mess with dual booting yet. I may do that later on though. I wish our laptops would boot from the eSATA port. Such a stupid limitation. If you could, I would load OSX on an external 3.5in drive.
Last edited by asg31; 04-19-2010 at 09:12 PM.
Just burn it on a DL DVD. They aren't $40.. they are only $1.25. USD that is.
Last edited by ermax; 04-22-2010 at 05:06 PM.
1st in in new zealand
2nd cant buy then single only 10 pack
so i managed to boot iatkos v7 10.5.7 with no "-v CPU=1 busratio=20 -x -s"
and YES YOU CAN BOOT FROM EXTERNAL HDD THAT'S WHAT I AM DOING
i just need kext for graphics, Ethernet could u up the kext?
- boot- no safe mode
- touch pad -very sensitive
- internal keyboard
- external hdd boot
- dual boot win7-iatkos
- CD drive
- wifi- probably will never get it
- web cam-because graphic card
- graphic card
- screen saver is lagging as hell - graphic card
- DVD player - graphic card
2g is iphone sdk not xcode?
can i download xcode alone?
ps sorry for duble
got x45 graphic driver but it still sux cos it says in for ex imovie that i need graphic card with quarts support
Last edited by asg31; 05-11-2010 at 10:16 AM.
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