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Today, I'll be showing you how to hackintosh the Samsung Q430-11 ( http://reviews.cnet.com/sc/34121948-2-440-OVR-1.gif ...
[HowTo] Install Snow Leopard (10.6.7) on a Samnsung Q430-11
Today, I'll be showing you how to hackintosh the Samsung Q430-11 (http://reviews.cnet.com/sc/34121948-2-440-OVR-1.gif photo credit goes to CNET). It's a beautiful machine that looks like a Mac, and is fully functional (minus sleep, I'm still trying to get it to work, until then, set your machine only to dim the display, not actually sleep) as a hackintosh.
Things you'll need-
-Windows Recovery disk (Assuming you didn't wipe Windows, and kept it as your first partition. This is for just in case something goes wrong.)
-SnowLeo Mac OSx86 for Intel/AMD 32/64 MBR/GUID (Distro we will use to install 10.6. I recommend buying a Snow Leopard retail disk too, to support Apple, and have a license for SL.)
-Mac OS X Combo Update 10.6.6 (directly from Apple)*
-Mac OS X Update 10.6.7 (directly from Apple)*
-VoodooHDA.kext (Audio kext)*
-VoodooBattery.kext (This is available from the distro, but keep it anyway... I accidentally left it unchecked once This is for the battery status.)*
-Kext Utility (Make sure to find a SL compatible version!)*
-An external hard disk (for backup purposes, if you don't have anything you need to backup, you don't need one.)
-Your WiFi card device ID. For the AR9285 on my notebook, its 168C, 2B.*
-2-4 hours of time.
-The willingness to reinstall SL multiple times if needed.
This is the one and only warning I will give you- YOU MAY HAVE TO WIPE EVERYTHING ON YOUR COMPUTER, AND LOSE EVERYTHING. SO BACK EVERYTHING UP! Be warned.
*WARNING NUMERO TWO*
Do NOT let your HackBook sleep ANYTIME in this tutorial. If it does, scroll down to the last section, and be prepared for 20 minutes of work.
I am NOT responsible for any damages you, ANYTHING you own, or anything anyone else owns.
This guide has been tested on my machine (A Samsung Q430-11, image in first paragraph) and 99% works. You CAN do this on GPT or MBR machines WITH Windows 7 preinstalled. However, you will probably break its ability to boot somewhere within this tutorial. That's why I said you will need a recovery disk for this. I suppose you've already partitioned your disk up for this.
My partition map-
100MB Windows RE (NTFS)
100GB Windows (NTFS)
160GB Mac OS X (HFS+)
-40GB (Ext4 for Ubuntu, I will not be covering this in this guide)
-50GB (NTFS, Sharing)
-150GB (unallocated, for other Linux distros, again, not covered)
~-Before you Install-~
1) Burn the SnowLeo distro to a DVD. It should fit on a single layer DVD. Burn it at a slow speed, and with a good burner.
2) Backup your hard disk.
3) Put all the post install files (marked with an asterisk) on a flash drive, or keep them in a folder on your Windows install. Mac can read from NTFS/FAT32.
4) Make sure your BIOS settings are correct. On this computer, you will not need to change anything, except for AHCI mode. Located under Advanced, change this from Auto to Manual, and change it to Enabled. This will make sure Mac can recognize your HD. You will still be able to boot into Windows, no worries.
5) Pop in your install disk, and boot with the flags "busratio=17 -v -x". This is imperative, or the install disk will NOT boot.
^For those who are curious, the -v flag tells the computer to boot in verbose mode, and the -x flag tells the computer to start in Safe Mode.
6) The CD boot will take a while. Read a book or something while it boots.
7) You should now be at the installer screen! Select your language (the installer is English only), and enter into Disk Utilities. This is found in the Utilities tab.
8) Format your Mac partition (here on out called Mac) to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) unless another FS. For some reason, the installer will NOT mount NTFS drives on boot. Just mount them manually using Disk Utility. On MBR drives, you will NOT be able to create a partition or resize them without converting to GPT. You can only format them.
9) Select an install location.
10) On the next screen, select the "Customize" button.
11) Pick only the following extra options (only if you're using my machine, adjust accordingly if you have a different one)-
-VoodooBattery (Battery Indicator)
-chocolate kernel (ESSENTIAL, otherwise your machine will give you a kernel panic)
12) Hit the install button. It's okay to skip the disk verification. This will take around 15-20 minutes.
13) When it's done, pop out the install disk, and check your BIOS for the proper settings.
14) Boot into your new HackBook Pro with the flags "busratio=17 -v -x". Now, set up your Mac and that stuff. When you're finally at your desktop, copy the Mac OS X 10.6.6 Combo Update from your flash drive/Windows partition. **Do NOT restart your computer until you have updated. This will cause the next boot to be incredibly laggy and buggy, regardless of boot flags.**
~-Upgrading to 10.6.6/7-~
15) Click on the installer. Follow the instructions of the installer. Hit install.
16) The system will give you a kernel panic. DO NOT PANIC! Your system is fine. Do a hard reboot (hold power for a few seconds, then let go).
17) Boot into Mac using the flags "mach_kernel -v -x -F". Your system will appear to boot, but it will reboot again. At this point, you'll probably cursing your brains out at me. Relax, it's part of the process.
18) Boot into Mac yet again using the flags "mach_kernel -v -x -s -F". You will be booted into single user mode. Run the following commands-
/sbin/mount -uw /
19) Type in "exit" to continue booting Mac OS X.
20) Congratulations! You are now on Mac OS X 10.6.6, with support for a vanilla kernel! Only a few more steps to get everything (minus sleep) working on your HackBook!
21) If you want to upgrade to 10.6.7, simply upgrade using Apple's official update that you downloaded earlier. This should go without a hitch, unlike the 10.6.6 update. You may skip this step, but I recommend it.
22) Boot using the flag "mach_kernel". You now have a HackBook Pro running 10.6.7! Congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back
23) Change your root password. This isn't needed, but it sure will take the annoyance out of editing kexts and other core files. This is done by running the following commands in Terminal-
*type your root password here*
24) You will notice you have no WiFi or Ethernet or Sound To fix WiFi/Ethernet, login on your root account. You do this by logging out of your account, and going to Other Users.
25) Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions.
26) Find "IO80211Family.kext", right click on it, and hit "Show Package Contents".
27) Go to /Contents/Plugins.
28) Open up AirPortAtheros.kext. Go to /Contents/Plugins.
29) Open up Info.plist here. You can do this using the built in plist editor, but I prefer text edit, because I'm old school like that
30) Find the array "IONameMatch". Substitute your device ID for one of those. This most likely will NOT work unless you have my WiFi card (Atheros AR9285).
31) Do the same for AirPortAtheros21.kext.
32) Run KextUtility ONCE. It will most likely give you an error. This is normal, hit Quit. It did what we wanted it to do.
33) Shut down your computer, and cross your fingers!
34) Boot with the flag "mach_kernel". We won't have to use this flag for much longer, bear with me.
35). There should be a new AirPort card detected! Hooray! This will take a while to start up the first time. Be patient. After you get your card recognized, set it up using Network Diagnostics, or the Network pane in Preferences.
36) Now, to get Audio working. Get VoodooHDA.kext from your flash drive, or download the installer from the Internet. To install the raw kext, simply drag and drop it over Kext Utility.app. To install it through the installer, simply mount the dmg, and install it through there. Don't reboot yet though! Logout of your account and-
37) Login as root.
38) Go to /Extra.
39) Open up com.apple.Boot in TextEdit, or Plist viewer, whichever one you prefer.
40) Find the line that says <string>chocolate_kernel</string> and change it to <string>mach_kernel</string>. This will tell the bootloader to load the vanilla kernel instead of the custom kernel we had to use on 10.6, because 10.6 didn't support the Core i5. However, 10.6.6/10.6.7 support it, so we can use the vanilla kernel.
41) Now, power off your computer, and boot with the flags "-v -F". You will be greeted with an incredibly horrendous screeching noise. This is feedback from the mic. Thank god there's a way to fix this. For now though, when you get into the login screen, mute the speakers. The Fn keys should work.
~-Horrendous Screeching Sound Fix!-~
42) Login as root.
43) Go to /System/Library/Extensions and open up VoodooHDA.kext. We're going to fix that horrendous noise.
44) Go to /Contents, and open up Info.plist in your favorite plist viewer.
45) Find the key "MixerValues". Make sure the stuff underneath it matches this screenshot-
46) Run KextUtility once, or your HackBook will refuse to boot.
~-Crackling Sound Fix-~
47) Finally! When you boot back, you'll be greeted with no screeching whatsoever, and nice sound ^_^ Now however, you'll most likely get a small crackling noise if you put your speakers up high enough, and if the sound is a high enough pitch. To fix this-
48) Open up Audio MIDI Setup.
49) Find your speaker in the sidebar. Select it.
50) Change the first drop down box under Format to 48000Hz and the second one to 2ch 16bit. (c)
Last edited by heythereitsv; 04-04-2011 at 04:23 AM.
-PART TWO, READ PART ONE FIRST DOWN BELOW-
51) Now, to prevent your system from going to sleep, which is required, or else your computer will refuse to boot afterwards. Go to the Energy Saver preference pane.
52) Set "Computer Sleep" to never on both Battery and AC Adapter. You can still use the display sleep option however. (c)
~-Just in case (preventive measures)-~
53) If your computer does go to sleep, you're screwed. Your HackBook will refuse to boot at all, and you have to go through a somewhat lengthy process to repair it. So, to prevent this, login as root, and do the following-
54) Open up terminal, and run the following-
55) Next, delete sleepimage from /var/vm.
pmset hibernatemode 0
pmset lidwake 0
56) And that's it! Now, if you accidentally put your HackBook to sleep, you can just do a hard reset, and it'll be back to normal.
~-If your computer does go to sleep, and doesn't wake up...-~
56) Boot up using the installer DVD. I hope you saved it! Open up Disk Utilities, and click Repair Disk Permissions and Repair Disk. Do this multiple times, just to ensure it really was done.
57) You should be able to boot into your HackBook again. Do the preventive measures (Terminal commands and Energy Saver Preferences), so this never happens again.
~-If you forgot to install VoodooBattery-~
58) Drag and drop over KextUtility. Reboot. Done
~-WOOHOO YOU'RE DONE!-~
59) There is no step 59. YOU'RE DONE List of things that work (with some modification)-
-Graphics Card (Full Support at native resolution)
-Webcam (Yay Skype )
-(Built In) Keyboard/Mouse
Things that don't work-
-Two finger gestures (don't bother, probably never will work, even though the trackpad has support for them)
-Sleep (trying to find a way for it to work)
-Display brightness (locked to either full or lowest, depending if you have it plugged in on boot)
-Sound is locked until you actually ask it to play sound (ex, it will not play sound until you start playing a song/YT video)
-WiFi is very slow to connect on some boots, seems to be random and on boots when you install new kexts
-BIOS will reset itself on reboots, so you will have to specify BIOS settings on boot... it's pretty annoying, but only if you turn off your computer often
~-Frequent Questions and Answers-~
I intend to answer questions before they get asked. Why? Because I'm lazy xD
Q: Why do I get an HFS+ Partition error or a No Operating System Error?
A: This is because the Mac OS X partition is not set to active. To do this, boot up into the Windows Recovery disk, and get to a command prompt. Now type the following (anything after a # are sidenotes- don't type these in!)-
Q: Why doesn't my computer go to Chameleon on a reboot?
select disk X #Replace X with your HD number. Should be 0 if you have one HD.
select partition X #Replace X with your Mac OS X install partition.
active #This makes it active.
exit #Exits out of diskpart
exit #Exits out of command prompt
A: This is because your Mac OS X partition is not flagged as the boot partition. To do this, download the gPartED live CD, or use an Ubuntu install disk to access gPartED. Now, right click on your Mac OS X disk, and hit "Manage Flags". Now check the "boot" option. This will tell your computer to select Mac OS X when booting, instead of Windows.
Q: My computer's battery drains out quickly? Is there a fix for this?
A: This is something that was solved by VoodooPower in Leopard, but that is sadly incompatible with Snow Leopard (64 bit anyway). So this is something you'll have to live with.
Feel free to comment and ask questions on this guide! I spent an hour and half writing this. I wrote this from memory, so if I got anything wrong, please tell me! Thank you
I'll upload a RTF version of this tutorial later, so you can read it while hackintoshing your laptop without WiFi
*This was all typed from my working HackBook.
Last edited by heythereitsv; 04-16-2011 at 12:29 AM.
Hey thanks for your guide! I have the samsung q430 too! I was able to install the Mac OSX, however, in step 13-14, I cannot put the command "busratio=17 -v -x" After installation, I take the disk out; however, one time I got no operating system message. How did you go about this step? I am somewhat stuck here...
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Your Mac partition is probably not set as active. To fix this, boot into the Windows Recovery Disk, and get into a command prompt. When there, type in the following (sidenotes indicated with a #, don't type these!)
Originally Posted by crapster505
With this, you probably broke your Windows boot. Simply do the same thing for Windows.
select disk 0 #or whatever disk yours is, if you have one HD, it'll be 0
select partition X #replace X with the number your partition is
thanks for the response... For the boot partition #, is it listed in disk management in windoiws? I did get pass this step using iboot, which was nice, however, I got stuck at step 19. I typed in exit, however, I was still at the black screen... Does it take a while to boot?
I've tried the iboot method all the way to step 19, but I keep getting stuck at the black screen. I found out my mac partition was on the 5th. However, every time I reinstall the mac OSX, after it reboots I can never get the bootloader to load up unless I use iboot. I tried your command prompt thing, however, I still got the wrong message... I am using the same distro.... What do you think it could be? When I see the disk partition in windows, the mac partition shows that there is 126 gigabytes free out of 126 gigabytes, yet the mac OSX is installed. Thanks for answering these questions! I am really looking forward to getting this done!
nice tutorial, i have a q430 also but i have a core i5 520m ( busratio=18) nvidia gt 330m wifi broadcom, ethernet marvell yukon, in this moment im installing mac osx from a retail dvd sl, but i have a few question: (excuse my bad english, im spanish)
-. wish bootloader i should use? rigth now im iboot.
-. i cant understan the part of using mach_kernel vainilla.
every time that i tried to install, using p55 boot, whit busratio=18 cpus=1 -v -f i can install, but i get a panic kernel whit combo updates,(10.6.3) now im gonna try whit the 10.6.6, but still instaling.
tell u later if i resolve the problem of update.
and thanks for the tutorial.
No problemo! And for booting without the iBoot disk, simply use multibeast
Originally Posted by gaspaar
I do believe it is not, simply use diskpart to list your partitions, with the command "list" without the quotes. Also, the reason why Chameleon never shows up is because the Mac OS X disk is not set as the boot disk. Use the Linux tool gPartED to assign the boot flag to Mac OS X. I'm also pretty sure there's a command line utility if you boot into single user mode in Mac to do this.
Originally Posted by crapster505
hi again, i got snoleo( the same that u post ) i can install and everything, but when im gonna do the combo update does panic kernel. says this " please contact someone with a photo, ... que apologize for the inconvenience.
panic(cpu 2caller 0x5a0fba28):"AppleSMCPDRC::starr - unrecognized device type\n"@/sourceCache/IOPlatformPluginFamily/IOPlatformPluginFamily-340.2.20/APCI_SMC_PLatformPlugin/AppleSMCPDRC.cpp:60
Debugger called: <panic>
Backtrace (CPU2).Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack )
0x528fbd98 : 0x21ad06 (0x5db0b84 0x528fbdcc 0x223162 0x0 )debugger called : <doble panic>
ands continius like the 2 last lines.
Who could be the error?. in run the boot from cd first time, the hit f8 ( without dvd inside ) and i put this: busratio=18 -v -x
my differences with the q430-11 is the proce i have core i5 520m, and the wifi i have a broadcomm, the rest is the same.
Anywone can help meeeeeeee??
Last edited by gaspaar; 04-17-2011 at 08:42 PM.
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ive tried reinstall whith hiperthread disable, but when im gonna update to 10.6.6 in the end jumps the panic kernel, any ideas?
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