- Jul 18, 2011
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[size=+2]Samsung Series 7 Chronos • 95% Complete • Mac OS X v10.8.2[/size]
I'm beginning works on installing 10.8 on the 700z. I will use this thread as a general resource/progress dumping area so feel free to contribute if you own a machine in this series. The 15" 700z is likely quite similar so if you have any queries, I might be able to help you out.
Before we begin, I have harvested some general system specifications from a rudimentary installation. My exact model is the NP700Z7C-S01US. Here's what we have.
|Processor||Intel Core i7 3615Qm|
|Ethernet/LAN||Realtek GBE 8168B/8111B |
|Audio||Realtek ALC 269 |
|Trackpad||Elantech PS/2 Smart-Pad|
Here's a dump of the the EDID tables incase manual injection is required in the DSDT.
00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 0D AF 20 17 00 00 00 00 02 15 01 03 80 26 15 78 0A D8 95 A3 55 4D 9D 27 0F 50 54 00 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 3C 37 80 BB 70 38 26 40 30 20 35 00 7E D7 10 00 00 18 00 00 00 FE 00 4E 31 37 33 48 47 45 2D 4C 31 31 0A 20 00 00 00 DE 00 43 4D 4F 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FE 00 4E 31 37 33 48 47 45 2D 4C 31 31 0A 20 00 3D
Currently, I have nothing but a standard installation running on this machine. I will update this post with regular progress. The table below will be updated as things are fixed.
|Processor (with speed-stepping)||✓|
I finally got a replacement board for my machine and after a little more work, I've brought functionality to a point that's ready for mass consumption. At the moment, effectively 95% of the system is in fully working order. The only things left to fix (or more so, tweak) are trackpad scrolling and keyboard backlight. I spent some time tweaking the Gen 3 USB bus and it is now fully compatible with 2.0 and 1.1 specification devices. There are now also no more XHC related wakes as an added bonus. All four ports work at their rated speeds. Lid sleep has been fixed and the machine no longer wakes mid cycle and USB devices now work after sleep with no unmount issues. I also have not been able to get display out working but that's not imperative right now. Again, this is all from tests I've done with my machine so please report any bugs you run into.
BEFORE COMMENCING ANYTHING ELSE, CONFIGURE THE BIOS AS FOLLOWS
- Everything enabled EXCEPT for Battery Life extension (Optional, should still work), USB charge/S3 wake and turbo control (again optional)
- AHCI MUST be enabled
- PXE ROM shouldn't change anything up to you.
Once you have completed this, you may continue
1. Create a Unibeast boot drive as per usual.
2. Replace the DSDT.aml, boot.plist and smbios.plist files with the ones from the installation package. This will vastly simplify the install process as all the boot flags will be set and will also allow the use of the USB 3.0 ports natively. You may also want to copy over the Installation Package folder so you don't need to copy it after installing. You can also download the 10.8.2 combo update .dmg and Multibeast and place them in the unibeast drive as well.
3. OPTIONAL STEP FOR DUAL BOOT ONLY. Open up disk utility and select the internal drive. You need to install Windows before installing Mac OS. Set the partition table scheme to GPT and set the sizes for your partitions. Mac OS X MUST be installed on partition one. Format the first as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and the second as FAT. Restart into the Windows installer and proceed as normal. Install Mac OS once you have finished with Windows.
4. After installation, go through the setup assistant and create your account. Once you're on the desktop firstly, update to 10.8.2 but don't restart.
5. Next, copy over the Extra folder from the Installation package.
6. Open up Multibeast (you will need to allow it in system preferences) and select the following options.
✓ Disk -> TRIM Enabler -> 10.8.1+ TRIM Patch (If you plan on using the internal 8GB SSD for temporary storage)
✓ Miscellaneous -> FakeSMC
✓ Miscellaneous -> FakeSMC Plugins (If you want HW Monitor)
✓ Network -> Realtek Lnx2Mac's RealtekRTL81xx
DON'T select the AICPUPowerManagement patch as this version of MultiBeast does something funny with the way it sets permissions in /S/L/E. It will cause the system to hang at the Apple screen with a cursor and will remain so until you repair permissions. I have included a patched AICPUPM.kext in the installation package.
7. DON'T reboot just yet. You also need to copy over the kexts in the installation package. You can either copy them through finder or through terminal, but you MUST set the permissions for them to load afterwards. Enter the following commands to set the correct permissions.
- cd /S*/L*/Ex* - sudo chmod -R 755 NameOfKext.kext - sudo chown -R root:wheel NameOfKext.kext.
Upon reboot you should have a fully functioning system.
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