Hackintosh Kext Wizard

This tutorial on how to setup the GA-VM900M is only for advanced builders. Do note that if your specs are different ie. different graphics cards, the results will be different.

Proceed at your own risk!

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Hardware

  • Motherboard: Gigabye GA-VM900M Rev 1.0 (Bios F7A)
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz E6300
  • RAM: 2x 2GB 677 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Graphics: GV-N94TOC-1GI (1GB DDR2, Nvidia 9400 GT)
  • Harddisk: Western Digital Green 1TB 5400RPM
  • Do note: your optical drive needs to be a SATA, not an IDE drive.

Software

Steps:

Setup up the BIOS settings:
Check out the screenshots of the BIOS settings below:

  • Insert the iAtkos DVD into the DVD drive.
  • Once at the installation page, choose language, click next.
  • Utilities > Disk Utility.
  • Click on Partition tab.
  • Select Volume Scheme > 2 Partitions
  • Adjust the size of the 2 partitions accordingly to how much you need. Usually I would set the first partition to about atleast 160GB and the second partition to be where the rest of the overall disk space. I do this because I store my files on the second partition, just in case anything happens to the first partition, I wouldnt have to erase the second partition.
  • Click on Options…
  • Select GUID Partition Table or Master Boot Record.
  • I chose the GUID Partition Table as I will only be using OS X as the only operation system. If you are intending of having Windows installed, select Master Boot Record.
  • Click Ok.
  • Close Disk Utility.
  • Click Continue.
  • Click next.
  • Select the first partition, then click on Customize.

Use the following settings to select the options for customizing your VM900M hackintosh setup.

Bootloader > AnVAL Loader
Patches > /Extra directory
Patches > fakesmc
Patches > Disabler
Patches > RTC > RTC
Patches > EVO Reboot
Drivers > Main Hardware > SATA/IDE > VIA SATA/IDE
Drivers > Main Hardware > SATA/IDE > AHCI IDE
Drivers > Main Hardware > Sound > Voodoo HDA
Drivers > Main Hardware > Sound > Apple HDA 10.6.2
Drivers > Main Hardware > NTFS-3G

  • Click Ok.
  • Click Install.
  • Now go out for a cup of coffee. Once installation is done, eject the iAtkos DVD. We don’t need it anymore. Enjoy the introduction screen 🙂
  • Go through the setup, everything else is up to you to decide but you will need a password.
  • Click continue to reach the desktop.
  • Click Finder > Preferences.
  • Under the General tab, show Hard disks.
  • Under the Sidebar tab, tick [your name]’s iMac
  • Close Finder Preferences window.
  • Click View > Show View Options.
  • Tick Show item info
  • Arrange by: Kind
  • Restart your hackintosh.
  • Launch Kext Wizard.
  • Click on the Installation tab.

Browse for NVEnabler.kext and set destination to System/Library/Extensions and hit install.

Click on the Maintenance tab, and select:

  • Extra
  • System/Library/Extensions Execute!

Close Kext Wizard and restart your hackintosh. You now have access to a list of resolutions and full QE/CI.

Updating from 10.6.3 to 10.6.7 Wolfenstein 3d mac.

Hackintosh kext utility
  • Delete Caches folder on Library
  • Delete Caches folder on System/Library
  • Run Disk Utility and click Repair disk permissions
  • Restart
  • Go to System Preferences and click Energy Saver. Drag the two sliders to Never.
  • Untick Put the hard disk… and Allow power button…
  • BackUp IOUSBFamily.kext and IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext from System/Library/Extensions folder
  • Install 10.6.7 UpdateCombo, after update don’t restart yet.
  • Launch Kext Wizard.
  • Click on the Installation tab.
  • Browse for IOUSBFamily.kext and IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext that you have backed up and set destination to System/Library/Extensions and hit install.
  • Click on the Maintenance tab, and select: Extra & System/Library/Extensions. Click Execute!
  • Quit Kext Wizard, and restart computer.

Updating from 10.6.7 to 10.6.8

  • Delete Caches folder on Library
  • Delete Caches folder on System/Library
  • Run Disk Utility and click Repair disk permissions
  • Restart
  • BackUp AppleACPIPlatform.kext, IOPCIFamily.kext, IOUSBFamily.kext & IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext from System/Library/Extensions folder
  • Install 10.6.8 UpdateCombo, after update don’t restart yet.
  • Launch Kext Wizard.
  • Click on the Installation tab.
  • Browse for AppleACPIPlatform.kext, IOPCIFamily.kext, IOUSBFamily.kext & IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext that you have backed up and set destination to System/Library/Extensions and hit install.
  • Click on the Maintenance tab, and select: Extra & System/Library/Extensions. Click Execute!
  • Quit Kext Wizard, and restart computer.

Audio Fix

  • Go to Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup
  • Change Format “2ch-24bit Integer” to “2ch-16bit Integer

Kext Installer

LAN Fix

Hackintosh Kext Download

  • Download VIARhine kext here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/226597-viarhine-snow-leopard-ready-64-bits/
  • Install kext using Kext Wizard and do the usual Maintenance just like before
  • Restart and enjoy!

Your VM900M Hackintosh is now complete!

Notes:

  1. While updating from 10.6.7 to 10.6.8, my hackintosh hanged, leaving me no choice but to reinstall OS X from the start.
  2. As long as you are using any Core 2 Duo processor that is compatible with the VM900M motherboard, you do not need to install any processor kernels.
  3. The NVEnabler.kext that is linked has been proven to be successful in detecting my 9400 GT graphics card. Other graphics card is at your own risk, which you can do so but need to prepare to perform some trial and error to find the most compatible kext.

Hackintosh Kext Utility

References