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(Success) installation On HP XW8600 Mountain Lion

Joined
Sep 19, 2013
Messages
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Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Got everything working. Here's what I did:

1. Download Moutain Lion
2. Download Unibeast
3. Create boot USB by formatting USB to 1 partition, master boot record, mac Journaled
4. Boot computer from USB
5. On Chimera window, -v (Verbose Mode)
6. Open Disk Utility, partition OS drive to GUID and Mac Journaled
7. Install Mountain Lion
8. Fill out setup (DO NOT RESTART YET)
9. Run Multi Beast (Easy DSDT + Mac Pro 3.1)
10. Repair Disk Permissions (Kext Wizard)
11. Restart


Ethernet
1. Install Broadcom BCM5722D kext with Kext Wizard
2. Repair Permissions and Cache
3. Restart
4. Delete all networks under system preferences
5. Library/Preferences/System Configuration and delete NetworkInterfaces.plist - Empty Trash
6. Restart
7. Re-add Ethernet to Network
8. Repair Permissions and Cache






******* NEVER USE KEXT UTILITY OR ANYTHING *******


******* ONLY USE KEXT WIZARD *******

Broadcom: http://cl.ly/8WBg
Kext Wizard: http://www.osx86.net/files/file/294-kext-wizard/
 
Joined
Jul 11, 2012
Messages
22
Motherboard
10.8.3, 10.9
CPU
C2D p8400, i5-480m, Dual X5450 Xeon
Graphics
gt9600m, m460gtx, 275GTX
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hi,

I know its been a while, but I just build this XW8600 Hackintosh with 10.8.5 using unibeast 5.5..
All works fine (well, except sleep but who cares..) include Audio, Ethernet, USB, ShutDown/Restart.

Only one thing is strange, I cant boot from the HD itself, only when the USB Thumb is in before booting the system. that is, Chimera is installed (latest version) on the HD, In the bios its set to Separate IDE, and configed to be the first HD (and Only).
But when the USB thumb is not present, I get the "error GPT/Test..." screen when it comes to the point when he should turn to the boot HD.

Any Idea here?
You use SATA drive?
Try BLUE SATA port on your motherboard (Main Boot Port), set your Boot Order correctly.
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2017
Messages
1
Why hello there. I've just sucessfully completed the installation on the xw8600 and solved the problem with the onboard ethernet. You need to install the Broadcom kexts that can be downloaded from here. The source code is here and the original driver's author thread is here. For installation Kext Wizard is recommended.
Hi can anyone here help me to install Mac OS on my xw8600, not a tech head but can manage if I get step by step guidance or someone local can help me?
Thanks
 
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