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Ou yeah… is again in da house, and it’s working better than ever 🤘

Varios dolores de cabeza después, Lenovo 330s15ikb 🇨🇳 subido a 20g con catalina osx 🍎

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Running a port of Battle Realms WOTF in Mac OS is literally the BEST of both worlds.

Stuck on this using latest version, any idea what's causing this?

Après une grosse journée a comprendre que je devais pas faire l'installation de Catalina 10.15.2 avec mon GPU branché, l'installation est ok.

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Added in the 500GB SSD she had with mavericks which we used the bootloader and got this far without doing a thing time to wipe it out and get Mojave on this beast


This what she has currently for her old and she wants to stick with it for this new build its a great case

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Episode 1 - Welcome to Hell

Welcome to Hackintosh Hell?  The reason for the question mark is I have managed to get my W3550 Xeon to run OS X.  I would love to say it was straightforward and I just downloaded a vanilla version of Mac OS and with a minor modification I was on my way.

Sadly as anyone who has ran a Hackintosh they will tell you it takes a lot of work.  I wanted originally to install MacOS Catalina.  First I went with a vanilla image from Olarila.  However once Clover booted I kept getting a prompt saying DOES NOT WORK WITH THIS MACHINE then the system would reset.

Ok so I then got the latest version from Niresh of MacOS Catalina and it would start but would get about halfway down the initial script and Kernel Panic due to issues with NullCPU failing to work with the Xeon and freeze so that was off the list.

I was not happy but I was determined not to give up.  I downloaded the Niresh version of OS X High Sierra.  The reason I chose High Sierra over something like MacOS Mojave is I have ran High Sierra on a lower specced machine than the Xeon so I knew it was much more tolerant.

In the past I have tried to install MacOS Mojave and if you don’t install the kexts (Mac OS drivers) using Clover or sometimes even if you do it breaks very easily and locks you out to a black screen and you can’t even use the recovery disk to save it, as it corrupts the whole Clover boot section so it wont boot at all.

So my Xeon is a HP Z400 Workstation with an AMD R9 270X graphics card, a TP-Link USB TN725W USB Wifi adapter, the sound card is onboard and has two parts it has the Intel HDA part for the primary but it also has an internal speaker powered by an ALC626 sound chip.

So I tried to boot the stock Niresh High Sierra image and it would not load it got hung up on the NullCPU similar to the the Niresh Catalina did.

What NullCPU does it fools the Apple installation by making it think it has certain models of CPU but corrects the timing so the installation will work but if it doesn’t know what CPU it’s looking at it will throw it out and stop the installation

A bit of a search around the internet I found someone else had installed OS X on a Z400 workstation and although it wasn’t a complete guide of how toinstall the whole system it did tell me what kexts I needed to get it working.

Apparently I needed a certain version of NullCPU which obviously recognised the Xeon and made the installation move on.  I needed some kexts called IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector and SuperVIAATA to get the hard drive system working as they are drivers to intialise the drive controller and the AHCI to see the actual drives.  It also informed me I would need VOODOOHDA to get my sound card recognised.

Now the caveat with VoodooHDA is yes it gets the primary sound card working so I can have sound providing I plug in either headphones or speakers.  It doesn’t work with the ALC626 to get the internal speaker working.  There will be a way around it but I believe to do so I need to patch a bit of code into the kext.  So at the moment sound will work but only through headphones or speakers.

So I copied these required files into the boot section of the USB Stick which had the Niresh Installer into the EFI/Extras/Extensions directory so it should work.

However Hackintosh uses another file called the DSDT which is basically used to work out what the machine had in the form of ports, sockets etc.  So it can sort out power management and thermal control.

Now you can get on Windows a program called AIDA64 to get such information but as luck would have it the same guide that had the list of drivers for the Z400 also he had supplied a copy of his own DSDT.  Saving a lot of effort as once you have the DSDT information from AIDA64 you normally have to compile it on the Mac with a program called MacIASL before the Hackintosh will use it.

Luckily he saved me having to do that step.  So now having installed the kexts required and copied the DSDT.aml file to the EFI directory.  I was ready to test the USB installer again.

Well this time the installer worked initially fine.  The z400 Xeon has a 240GB SSD and a 1 TB Hard Drive in it.  So using Disk Utility which you have to use otherwise MacOS cant see a drive it can write to.  I set about formatting the drives and then once that’s done.  Exit drive Utility and hopefully the list will now have the newly formatted drives available.

Now you configure the setup and I of course made sure I selected the kexts from the list which I knew I had installed earlier or I knew it would fail.  Installed a few other pieces like ensuring the version of Clover I installed was the EFI version.

There is three versions of Clover… They are Standard, UEFI and EFI.  Now Standard will boot MBR drives aka Microsoft formatted drives, UEFI is used to start those who use Windows 10 machines which have an UEFI boot loader to start Mac OS and EFI is for those systems that use non Windows 10 Secure boot loaders.  Both UEFI and EFI will only boot if your disk is formatted to the GUID partition type.

The main differences between MBR and GUID is MBR will only allow 4 drives in 2 channels.  One master and one slave on each channel.  Where as GUID is designed to be much more open and will allow many more sub drives so RAID and the likes can be used.

There is also a boot manager called Chameleon it also has the same three versions but was pretty much used by older versions of Mac OS Hackintosh builds and is seen as bit outdated.  However if you have issues with Clover the Chameleon has more legacy code in it for older hardware so it may solve your issues.

Initial install it ran for about a minute then failed giving me an Error 0.  This confused me so I checked made sure i had the kexts installed where they should etc.  All fine.  Ok off to the Internet we go…

This was a known issue with High Sierra on new machines as it sees the current date and fails.  So to get it running I had to first reformat the discs using Disc Utility then open a terminal and set the date and time to before the 24th December 2018 then it would install the software.

So finally I got it to install fine, it then restarted the machine.  I removed the USB stick and sure enough I got a boot menu.

Loading into OS X High Sierra it got all the way through the boot loader and I managed to set up my account, ignored setting up wifi at the time being as I didn’t have the driver yet.  Sure enough I now had a semi working setup.

I could sign in I had a dock with the preinstalled software and it actually allowed me to use it.

As I said I am using a USB Wifi dongle to access the internet and a quick search of the TP-Link website found a driver that claimed it worked with OS X Mavericks which is an earlier version than High Sierra but it still works.

To install addition kexts you first need to open the Clover Configurator which was installed by the Niresh installer and mount the EFI partition.   This is when I found the system for some reason had done something quirky.

The main OS block was on the SSD but the EFI partition for some reason had installed itself on the 1TB Hard drive.  Now this obviously wasn’t a huge problem as the machine did boot but we will come back to this as it causes a problem which I still have not managed to sort but we will come back to that shortly.

once I got the EFI mounted from the hard drive I copied the kext for the Wifi dongle, I also installed a Bluetooth dongle so I had already found the kext for that so I placed them both into the Extra folder as I had with the USB stick and then restarted.

Both Wifi and Bluetooth work after the initial setup of entering my Wifi access key. So now I could install software by downloading it from the internet.

I installed Firefox and Thunderbird with no issue.  However when I tried to add my gmail email accounts it kept failing the security access.  I discovered this had been fixed in later versions of High Sierra.

So currently I was running the base High Sierra (10.13) but they fixed the issue in the next update (10.13.2) however I knew that High Sierra got to version 10.13.6 before they moved to Mojave.

Now normally you go get the Combo Update version of the last version and it includes all the bug fixes from the previous versions an the version you get too, so off I went and downloaded the 10.13.6 Combo update from Apple.

Now what you normally do is install the update and as Clover keeps your existing setup it can normally just update.  IF it updates one of thge kexts you use you may have to go into recovery mode and copy back the kexts it has overwritten.

Also depending on the version you may have to tell Clover to update certain kexts to work a certain way  which it can do before boot.

However this is when I found out my issue with the EFI partition being on the wrong drive from the OS.  Somehow the existing Clover could run the base version fine but when it tried to run the update it ignored the existing EFI on the other base and refused to reload.

The only way it would load is if you ignore the Mac Install version which it uses to update and select the main drive which of course just reboots back to the original 10.13 base version updating absolutely nothing.

So it seems due to the way it has set itself up I can’t seem to get the system to update to the later versions. I’m sure there is a solution somewhere I am just yet to solve that. So although I have Internet, I can’t access email.

Now the video modes are currently fixed due to just running the base DSDT profile however if I want to use the AMD R9 270X I need to install certain kexts which I have done but apparently you also need to add the file information to the DSDT.

Someone had provided such online but when I tried to add it to the DSDT it would no longer compile through MacIASL so I have not managed to get it fully use the AMD Radeon card.

If you have a Nvidia card it would be equally as fiddly but the driver is a lot more comprehensive.  However if you have an Nvidia card you can’t run either Mojave or Catalina natively as they stopped supplying drivers due to disagreement between Nvidia and Apple.

In time someone will have figured how to hack the High Sierra drivers in to work with these and probably already have in some way.  

Any way getting back on track.  I still have not figured how to get the AMD stuff patched into the DSDT.  You can get Clover to do it but I have no idea how and I found a program called DSDT Injector which when i tried to run it said it needed Java 6 or higher.

I installed Java 8 and it still complained of needing Java 6 or higher so I could not inject the AMD code into the DSDT.  I’m confused so basically the video driver is running at 1650x1080 due to the DSDT but its in VESA mode.

Basically a very basic graphics driver which has o access to OpenGL/Metal so it can’t be used to play games or do major graphic work.

And thats where we are at this moment.  I installed WriteRoom 3 which this whole episode was typed in as it doesn’t use Open GL as it’s a minimalist word processor

The Hackintosh is working but obviously there is still issues I need to solve.  Hopefully you will join me on my further journey to try and iron out the issues or figure if I can install Mojave or Catalina.

Sorry this has been a bit long winded but it was a bit of an uphill climb to get it where it is now and i let you know how I got here.  Until next time… Take care.

Macworld August 1987

While this issue’s cover illustration might be seen as anticipating “Hackintoshes,” the “three paths to connectivity” inside amounted to networking hardware, coprocessor cards, and floppy disk compatibility to be added to 68K-powered Macs themselves. The editorial and several columns touched on Apple spinning off its application software developers into the company that would be called Claris after having to hand an advanced database over to a third party (and lose their “software evangelist” Guy Kawasaki).


NVIDIA-Support bleibt aus. Wie geht es weiter?

Seit vielen Jahren verwende ich mit meinem Intel-PC die Möglichkeit, das Macintosh Betriebssystem als zusätzliches OS auf einem Windows PC installieren zu können (”Hackintosh”). Allerdings ist die Installationsroutine gegenüber einem “Setup” wesentlich komplexer. Die Hardwarekomponenten müssen kompatibel sein, die Clover Bootloader auf dem Stand der Zeit, die config.plist benötigt die “richtigen” Parameter. Keine einfache Aufgabe, die Geduld und mehrfache Installationsversuche erfordert.

Als NVIDIA Grafikkarten Nutzer konnte ich bislang auf auch für den Hackintosh gelieferte Treiber zugreifen und die entspr. Grafikmöglichkeiten nutzen. Mit 10.14. Mojave werden die NVIDA-Treiber leider nicht mehr aktualisiert. Wie soll man reagieren? Auf AMD Produkte wie RX 580, Vega 64 umschalten? Alle neue Produkte wie Geforce 2080 oder AMD 5700 sind aufgrund der “Architektur” derzeit nicht mehr mit dem Hackintosh kompatibel. 

Alte Geforce 1080Ti Game 11GB (2017) sind nicht mehr auf dem Markt zu erhalten, die neuen Produkte (2018) sind nicht unbedingt schneller, aber wesentlich teurer. Abzocke? Das ist jedenfalls eine problematische Verschlechterung für User, die auf ihrem PC einen Mac betreiben wollen…

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British Scareways - the hack at British airways


Here is the scope:

BA has not revealed any technical details about the breach, but cyber-security experts have some suggestions of possible methods used.

Names, email addresses and credit card details including card numbers, expiry dates and three-digit CVV codes were stolen by the hackers.

Let me tell you this, there are 2 possible methods I can see at present

My main cause for suspicion is an SQL injection attack 💉 (just incase you was wondering.

An SQL injection is a computer attack in which malicious code is embedded in a poorly-designed application and then passed to the backend database. The malicious data then produces database query results or actions that should never have been executed.

if the database has been compromised this way its prone for a full dump, hence the reason they have everything. BUT! any company worth thier salt, especially British airways will have salted \ hashed their input, rendering it useless after the “use once” transaction.

In cryptography, a salt is random data that is used as an additional input to a one-way function that “hashes” data, a password or passphrase. Salts are closely related to the concept of nonce.

The primary function of salts is to defend against dictionary attacks or against its hashed equivalent, a pre-computed rainbow table attack.

This is pretty probable BUT…..!!!

The website is using 3rd party applications some of which are Java, their is a potential to run a .js (Java hook)

If you was curious.

In programming, a hook is a place and usually an interface provided in packaged code that allows a programmer to insert customized programming. For example, a programmer might want to provide code that analyzed how often a particular logic path was taken within a program.

If it was possible to get a hook on the website via a 3rd party application then the data is comprised at input level and the point of exploit lays at a security flaw in the actual browsers / apps used and not the website this is all doable through the beef framework. Again if you are curios:

What is BeEF?

BeEF is short for The Browser Exploitation Framework. It is a penetration testing tool that focuses on the web browser.

Amid growing concerns about web-borne attacks against clients, including mobile clients, BeEF allows the professional penetration tester to assess the actual security posture of a target environment by using client-side attack vectors.

Unlike other security frameworks, BeEF looks past the hardened network perimeter and client system, and examines exploitability within the context of the one open door: the web browser. BeEF will hook one or more web browsers and use them as beachheads for launching directed command modules and further attacks against the system from within the browser context.

As this Poe (point of exploit) your own web browser actually acts as the vulnerability.

So I think it was one of these but I’m looking into a third option, a new technique I’ll keep you posted as it develops.

Research continues.

Stay frosty ❄⛄



Hackintosh - Vídeo Completo Passo-a-Passo em Notebook Acer


Behold! My new computer setup is done! I didn’t want to give up my drafting table… Also I’m using a 43" 4k TV as a monitor (lol) which is just so extra but whatever.

Still waiting on a Bluetooth/WiFi card, but for now I have to use the shitty wired keyboard and mouse it came with. Once it’s Hackintoshed I’ll be able to use my wireless trackpad and keyboard.

And thanks to the mount (and my tiny ass room) I can actually use my computer from my bed now 🤣

Hackintosh Joy?

The world of Hackintosh is strange world full of pitfalls and traps and is not recommended for one to run blindly into. However it is one I decided to take upon recently.

Well I say blindly that is not true I did Hackintosh a machine several years ago with Snow Leopard, and before that I had attempted to run OS X 10.2 and using Pear PC from Prasys which was more like a Bochs kind of emulator rather than a Hackintosh.

So for those not in the know what a Hackintosh is… It is the process of getting a PC to run the Mac OS X operating systems.  Rather than an actual Apple Mac machine.  Is it illegal, yes as you are violating the terms of the licensing agreement of the MacOS which quite categorically states that the OS must be installed on Apple hardware.

So while I await for the letters of cease and desist from Apple and they send the lawyers after me (don’t think they will really).  I will explain my fun and games I had to get things running.

First I need to inform you the PC I set this up on is a Dell Optiplex 780 (so definitely not an Apple).  Which has an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93 Ghz E6600 processor, A Nvidia GeForce GT710 1GB Graphics card, 8 GB DDR3 Ram, A USB Wi-Fi card, USB Bluetooth Adapter and onboard sound.  The software was being installed on an external 1TB Toshiba hard drive connected via USB.

Ok so I had read that the best way to create a boot USB stick was to setup a Snow Leopard installation and then using that as base to then write the Mac OS X Sierra (which I chose to use as High Sierra was still in beta at the time) because it would support my Nvidia graphics card and others probably wouldn’t.

First make sure BIOS is set to use ACPI which it wasn’t.  So sorted that and saved.

So I downloaded a boot.iso and burned it to CD.  Dug out my Show Leopard DVD (Yes I have an actual DVD) and installed it to the PC.  Normally you have to reformat your drive to set it to GPT but I for some reason had done that previously to the drive so I just had to clear the existing partitions and create a Mac HFS+ Journaled one.  Luckily the SL installer disc had the Disc Utility app for this reason. After installation it reboots.

After install I had to keep the boot CD in as there was no readable boot loader for the PC yet on the external drive. So load boot CD, select new Mac drive and wait for it to load.

First you have to install the FakeSMC and NullCPUPowerManagement ones which make the OSX think it’s a genuine Mac and stops the CPU from being recognised.  I had downloaded few tools such as Kext Helper and others on a USB stick separate from the one I wanted to write the Mac OS on.

Next you have to setup the sound so I used a kext called VoodooHDA which is probably the most used sound driver in the Hackintosh world.  Now I had to install a bootloader that the PC would see.  In this case I used Chameleon only because I had used it last time I setup my SL rig and it worked.

Ok time to rebuild all the extension caches etc so it will see the drivers. Reboot all magical and working. This is all going very well.  Found a disc I had with the Wifi driver (I remember it took me ages to find the right one and had to download about five different versions until I found the one that worked) so I saved time trawling around the net again.

Installed it using Kext Helper etc…Reboot, setup Wifi and it works a treat…

So far, so darned good then huh?  Magic, well as I said I had installed Snow Leopard on a previous machine so doing this one was pretty straightforward.

However for all it can see the Nvidia card it can’t use it as there is no driver for it.  So limited to what SL can do and no games will run as it’s using a VESA driver.  Most games need Quartz Extreme which allows the usage of Open GL.

So I attempt to get OS X Sierra but for some reason although I have upgraded the system to 10.6.8 and the App Store app is installed by Software Update.  Which was fun as after the Combo update you have to reinstall half of the kexts as it has updated several which you don’t want it to.

I could sit and list step by step how you do it but to be honest unless you are doing this, why bother also there are loads of guides which tell you how to do this if you do a minor Google search.  Lets just say I did it and the App Store would not connect and I could not sign in using my Apple account ID for some unknown reason so I could not download OS X Sierra direct from the App Store as all the guides instructed.

Hmmm… things are going a bit wonky…

Ok off to the Internet… Various distributions exist although most of the OSX86 websites will admit it, try to get people to avoid them.  You can get ones made for a price and ones that are free.  I was genuinely going to try and get it from the Apple App Store but it wouldn’t let me in.

So after a scout about I download the Sierra Hackintosh Zone distro from Niresh (I will not include links but it’s not exactly hard to find).  There are others out there but this is the one I went for.

Apparently you put it in a directory on the Hackintosh and run the Restore Sierra app that you also have to download from them. Try this and sod all happens.

Other way is to go back to Windows and use a program called TransMac which is what I did.  Transmac is not freeware but you can trial it 15 days so all good.  To buy it’s about $60.  I’m in the UK so probably about £45 for a tool I may never use again we shall see.

So I managed to write the Sierra Setup USB drive without using the Snow Leopard setup, so installing it and setting up drivers for it was a complete waste of time.  Fun, nostalgic but ultimately useless.

Now as it’s a distro most of the kexts are built into the setup installer and all you have to do is customise it to use the ones it has.  You can update them later yourself.

So I set it off installing after erasing the now redundant SL from the partition.  I set it to boot using the Clover Bootloader as I heard it makes upgrading to things such as High Sierra much easier.

Installs fine and boot is set by the installer so all good.  Now the fun begins.   I have got to install a few drivers such as Wifi and Graphics.  Sound drivers (later version of VoodooHDA) were in the distro setup so that’s ok,  don’t have set them up.

Right first I attempt to install the graphics driver.  I have it on the flash drive used earlier.  Insert it and first problem arises.    It does not come up on the desktop.  SL it had come up fine not in Sierra.  I check the System Information and yes it can see it, but is not mounting it.

Right not a great start.  Especially as both drivers are on that flash drive.

Back to Windows… Transmac the drivers across to the Sierra drive.  This program is proving more useful than I thought.  Right restart into Sierra and install drivers.

Graphics Driver installs fine its a PKG (Mac equivalent of an MSI file)file so after asking for my password it installer using the standard Apple Installer app.

However the Wifi driver is a kext (also its from Mavericks so not sure it will even work) so luckily this distro has already installed a tool called Kext Wizard (the Sierra equivalent of Kext Helper used with SL).  Install kext and reinstall caches etc. time to reboot to see if this works.

System starts but when it gets to the part where you login it now just turns off the monitor to you can’t go any further.  Oh not good.

Now if Snow Leopard had an issue like that I could use the boot CD to get back in with this one I can’t it seems.

Ok rerun setup, erase hard drive, reinstall OS and start again.  Back to where I was before I installed the two previous drivers.  Thinking it was the Nvidia driver after it was the screen.  I thought fine I will install the Wifi driver then I can see if I can find an updated Nvidia driver online once the setup is done.  So install kext etc… Reboot

Once again it locks up at screen to login by disabling video.  Oh ok then must be the Wifi kext thats the issue well it is supposed to be for Mavericks so obviously it is throwing things although it is rumoured to work.  Time to reinstall again.

This time I retried the Nvidia driver which worked but when ever I restarted it defaulted back to not using it.   Ok Clover Configurator you turn it on using a switch.  Just mount the EFI and change a few settings in the plist file.

Well Configurator won’t mount the EFI no matter how much you try.  So it won’t set the switch.  Also every time I reboot my PC it is destroying the BIOS setup and I have to reset it which is becoming annoying.

Ok so not working well.  I discover the BIOS issue is because the Real Time clock or RTC as better known is throwing out the bios settings.

Drop to Windows, download RTC fix for 10.12, Transmac to Sierra drive and restart.  Turns out its a kext.  Install kext, rebuild caches etc… Reboot, locked out of video driver again.  Why?  this was supposed to be for this version.

Turns out that MacOS Sierra has a system to prevent tampering with system files called SIP (System Integrity Protection) stopping me from installing kexts.  I can turn it off using Clover (remember the configurator tool does not work, so no I can’t).  Getting frustrated at this point and close down for the night.  Feeling annoyed and beaten by the Hackintosh.

Ok reinstall for what feels like the millionth time but this time I check to see if there is a Chameleon option rather than Clover.  Yes there is known as the Chameleon Enoch bootloader.

Start up so install Nvidia driver.  Set up switch using Chameleon Wizard and sure enough it works first time.  Ok so now I try RTC kext using Kext Wizard, you know the drill by now… restart but this time it works it lets me back in and the driver has installed.   Install prefpane(basically a control panel setting screen) and setup Wifi… it works.

Ok Install RTC driver, upgrade VoodooHDA to latest version.  Try to get software  App Store, sign in won’t work.  Test signing in with iTunes works fine. Time to go internet reading.

Find out this is common.  Apparently you need to remove the drivers under network and its configuration plist and Reboot, then next time it should reset the Ethernet driver to En0 and all should work.  Handy as I need to reboot for the kexts to be loaded.

RTC patch works as I don’t have reset my BIOS.  Thanks for that small mercy.  Sound is working still after update.  Right try App Store still no joy.  I decide to forgo the App Store and just download apps the normal way which seems to work.

Now the sound has this buzzing going on every time it loads.  It works just has this constant buzz.  I discover I have missed installing the prefpane.  Ok so I do now I discover it is using a setting called Speaker which is never used as far as I have ascertained.  By muting it the buzzing stops, however sound in the rest of OS is fine.  However when I restart the setting does not save and the buzzing is back.

My own fault as a few pages on in the thread where I got the prefpane, it supplies you an app to put in startup which keeps the settings.  Which once installed and set to load automatically has done it’s job like a trooper.

So now install a few things such as Steam and test games such as Terraria, Starbound and Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY edition to challenge the driver.  All work perfectly fine.

Installed MacJournal and Writeroom which I own from Macheist Nanobundles and I upgraded Writeroom 2 to 3 and bought the new license when I had a G5 a while ago.  In fact this whole report has been written using WriteRoom 3 on the Hackintosh.

So that brings to today.  I still have not solved the App Store issue but for now it is functional enough to do stuff on.  Sod it… Eventually I might need the App Store but as of yet.  Most stuff is downloadable from outside it still.

One day I might figure what is wrong… It might need something upgrading or resetting to access the App Store but I am damned if I know what it is.

Installed Audacity and connected my Blue Snowball mic via USB.  It found it and it works.  also now the USB drives will detect and display.  It seems Chameleon does not cause the issues that Clover did.

I am sure people will complain that Clover is the superior product, and in many ways it probably is, but if it does not work very well then I will kick it to the kerb.  Faster than anything for a thing I know and have proved to work.

Maybe the latest version of Clover has fixed many of these issues but I don’t care.  In time I may consider trying to move to High Sierra and once again the claim is it’s easier with Clover.  Well that will have to wait and see.

As for TransMac it seems a useful tool would I invest in it.  If I was going to use a Hackintosh regularly then why not it seems quite useful.

Someone who has done the Clover setup which works are probably wanting to beat me up for being stupid.  Well you are probably right but I don’t care.  They can also sort out the App store issue too.  Good for you have a Gold star.

For now it works ok, while not perfect so I leave it at that… Nanoo Nanoo!