I'm hoping someone can help define these Kexts for me in terms of what they do, and their hardware specific targets. For example, I know the JMicronATA.kext is a SATA microcontroller extension which affects the behavior of your SATA driven HDDs and optical drives.

Can you explain the following similarly:

ALCinject
AppleACPIPlatform
AppleAHCIPort
AppleHDA
dsmos
IOAHCIFamily
IOATAFamily
Natit
RealtekR1000

Or if you are aware of a resource that describes these, would you be kind enough to point me in that direction.

Incidentally, these kexts are bundled in with Donators' install pack, and I believe Boot 132.

I am trying to put together a comprehensive guide to building a hackintosh geared toward the psuedo, or wannabe, geek audience.

Your contributions to this thread are greatly appreciated.

Ambrose