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Lost internet access after doing security update yesterday

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I've been lazy with my Hackintosh and not done any updates since I got it working nicely well over a year ago. I did the update from Apple yesterday and now my machine can't access the internet through mail or browser. Says ethernet connected in Systems - Network dialogue. I can log into the router.

Have not done a full backup in a while with SuperDuper so I don't want to revert the whole system. But I do have the whole operating system backed up on another HD partition. So any way to revert the OS back but not lose new files/emails? Is there a updated networking file I need to add?

What are my options?
 

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I've been lazy with my Hackintosh and not done any updates since I got it working nicely well over a year ago. I did the update from Apple yesterday and now my machine can't access the internet through mail or browser. Says ethernet connected in Systems - Network dialogue. I can log into the router.

Have not done a full backup in a while with SuperDuper so I don't want to revert the whole system. But I do have the whole operating system backed up on another HD partition. So any way to revert the OS back but not lose new files/emails? Is there a updated networking file I need to add?

What are my options?
Does you ethernet show up as en0 in System Information? If it does then you could try to delete your existing ethernet settings in System Preferences and then set them up again.
Check System/Library/Extensions to see if you ethernet kext is still in place - if it is but it you still have no ethernet then you might wish to rerun MultiBeast with just that one selection.
MultiBeast can be downloaded from another computer and transferred with a USB flash drive if required.


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Ok, I am back up and running. Panic over. Will do a full backup now.

My ethernet is showing up as en0 and the realtekRL81xx kext is there in the extensions folder.

I had tried rebooting the router and modem a few times and restarting the Hackintosh as normal troubleshooting steps. Changed settings in the network settings preferences, etc.

But in the end it just needed more restarts it seems or perhaps there was a router issue. My hackintosh is the only machine that is physically connected, the rest are true Macs and operate wireless. they had no problems.

Thanks for the help. Appreciate it.
 
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Ok, I am back up and running. Panic over. Will do a full backup now.

My ethernet is showing up as en0 and the realtekRL81xx kext is there in the extensions folder.

I had tried rebooting the router and modem a few times and restarting the Hackintosh as normal troubleshooting steps. Changed settings in the network settings preferences, etc.

But in the end it just needed more restarts it seems or perhaps there was a router issue. My hackintosh is the only machine that is physically connected, the rest are true Macs and operate wireless. they had no problems.

Thanks for the help. Appreciate it.
lucky777s

When you install any system updates to your MAC OS you need to make sure that you run the System Utilities that are in Snow Leopard MultiBeast program in order to "touch" the files and set the permissions so that the kernel will use them.

Also we should use the boot switch "-f" so that it forces the OS to load all Kexts fresh and not use the "cached Kexts" which the OSX creates in order to load faster. As any system update has replaced many files this is important for SL hacks to get to work.

Many times we forget to do this and it can cause problems.

Also in MultiBeast you can use reinstall the Network drivers in the event that "Apple" has made changes in their versions that cause problems.!!!
 
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lucky777s

When you install any system updates to your MAC OS you need to make sure that you run the System Utilities that are in Snow Leopard MultiBeast program in order to "touch" the files and set the permissions so that the kernel will use them.

Also we should use the boot switch "-f" so that it forces the OS to load all Kexts fresh and not use the "cached Kexts" which the OSX creates in order to load faster. As any system update has replaced many files this is important for SL hacks to get to work.

Many times we forget to do this and it can cause problems.

Also in MultiBeast you can use reinstall the Network drivers in the event that "Apple" has made changes in their versions that cause problems.!!!

Thanks for this. Had never heard of doing this before for security updates. Knew about the -f but never quite knew when or how to use it during boot when I did my initial install and ended up not needing it. Will look up a guide for it. I would have just tried the MultiBeast reinstall of drivers unless I found out a new kext was needed for the update.

Hack has been running so well I got complacent. This will smarten me up... for a while.
 
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Thanks for this. Had never heard of doing this before for security updates. Knew about the -f but never quite knew when or how to use it during boot when I did my initial install and ended up not needing it. Will look up a guide for it. I would have just tried the MultiBeast reinstall of drivers unless I found out a new kext was needed for the update.

Hack has been running so well I got complacent. This will smarten me up... for a while.
lucky777s

Been there as well - now have a Tee shirt etc....

In General I don't apply any updates after 10.6.8, cant see the logic -

In general OSX is very safe from attacks based upon the fact that Windows Dominates the computer world.
Which is why hackers attack it - OSX is such a small populations of computers that its not worth the time to invest monies to get a virus or malware made that will cause havoc w OSX.

Why I don't apply updates is that I don't go to those locations (sites) that have such payloads that could hit the OS.

I have a window box for that. :lol:

The use of the -f switch has always a pet peeve switch for me !
And lots of articles have mentioned this setting in the Snow Leo days and referenced it; but its lost its luster w Lion and Mount Lion.

When I did my first one it was three weeks of work for it to be functional.
Below are some links that were important to me during my build:
Here are some old links I keep in a text document .... AKA Oldies but Goodies.

You Tube Videos on Multibeast & iBoot & Best Practice.
His vid on Best Practice - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZl1Gv3J7bg
His vid on Basic Overview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIOJB3EVHaw
His vid on Bootloader flags http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDw3RhLWAjE

From the Legacy Site - we have the listing of the boot options supported by chameleon - Org.chameleon.boot.plist
http://legacy.tonymacx86.com/wiki/index.php/Org.chameleon.Boot.plist

Something usefull about command line switchs one needs to know !
http://www.ihackintosh.com/2009/05/bootloader-acpi-flags-while-darwin-bootloader/
This is from 2008 some of these have changed but it still a good read,
http://news.metaparadigma.de/osx86-flags-and-parameters-for-darwin-bootloader-104/
More on boot options and cache
http://apple2pc.blogspot.com/2008/02/darwin-boot-options.html
 
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