Contribute
Register

Computer can't be "verified" by Apple.....

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Jul 29, 2010
Messages
20
Motherboard
lion
CPU
i3
Graphics
Geforce 240
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
When tying to buy the Lion OS from Apple, get the message "Your device or computer could not be verified. Contact support for assistance".

Happens every time. For some reason they reject this machine. Never happened with other versions, just Lion.
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2010
Messages
20
Motherboard
lion
CPU
i3
Graphics
Geforce 240
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Thanks for the advice.
However, I can't get permission to save the edited com.apple.boot.plist
no matter what I do.

I've changed "sharing and permissions" in Get Info but that doesn't help.

Is there another way to change permissions in SystemConfiguration?
 

RTK

Joined
Dec 11, 2010
Messages
910
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4 (F9)
CPU
i7-870
Graphics
HD 5770 Batmobile
Login to your Admin account.
 
Joined
Feb 18, 2011
Messages
16
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K
Graphics
NVidia GT120
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
or do it as sudo in terminal

sudo su (login as sudo)
cd /Volumes/<name of partition/ drive>
pico com.apple.boot.plist (open it in an editor)
in the editor you can move around using the arrow keys and edit the file, then press, in succession:
CTRL+X (to quit)
Y (to save)
ENTER (to confirm)

If you can't edit it this way there's nothing to be done :D
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
14
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Copy the file to desktop and edit it there.
Then sudo cp it back into the folder. If you don't know where it is, just drag the file and folder to terminal.
Detail:
sudo cp drag-boot.plist-here drag-des-folder-here
 
Joined
Feb 29, 2012
Messages
5
Motherboard
GA-H61N-USB3
CPU
i5 2500K
Graphics
GT 640
Mac
  1. iMac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Change the permissions of the folder you're saving the file to
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2010
Messages
20
Motherboard
lion
CPU
i3
Graphics
Geforce 240
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Nothing works. Apple is checking the serial number of my system and rejecting it as unknown to them.

Don't know how other non-mac hardware gets past this point but looks like I never will.
 

beelzebozo

Super Moderator
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
3,736
Motherboard
ASUS z170-Deluxe
CPU
i7 - 6700K
Graphics
RX 5700 XT
Mac
  1. iMac
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
gfm6 said:
Nothing works. Apple is checking the serial number of my system and rejecting it as unknown to them.

Don't know how other non-mac hardware gets past this point but looks like I never will.

Do you have the PCIRootUID=1 flag in your org.chameleon.boot.plist?
 
Joined
Jul 29, 2010
Messages
20
Motherboard
lion
CPU
i3
Graphics
Geforce 240
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
No, that file was not included in the .plist.

Is there any place or format that needs to be followed in adding this?

Thanks for the help.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top