Monday, May 21, 2012

TUTORIAL : Interested to use Mac on your laptop?

1 week, 7 days, 84 hours, 5040 minutes, 302400 seconds. 

Above is the time I used during my semester break doing my dream project. Hackintosh. For those who missed my previous post, Hackintosh is about installing Mac OS on an ordinary laptop. Which in my case, ASUS A43s. The installation is not impossible, but it is sure a very hard thing to do. Installing Windows and Linux is way easier than Mac OS. Bootflags, kernel panic, kext, hardware, boot loader are few things that you have to bare in mind to install Mac OS. 

Mac OS 10.7.3 with my laptop specs written there.  

FYI, this is 3rd attempt in installing Mac OS. A slight error in choosing Kext or in Windows we call them drivers will cause kernel panic that can cause you difficulty in booting the OS. 

Before installing, visit this website to know your computer specs and compatibility. 

...and many other websites which you can search for it on Google

Things you should have before installing Mac OS. 

1. Blank disc. 
2. Mac OS X installation file (can burn it on USB or CD)
3. iBoot
4. Multibeast
5. Patience - You may have to redo the process for several times.

Steps to follow ; 

1. Check your hardware compatibility at the websites I have given above. 
2. Change your SATA configuration on BIOS to ACHI, there will be option to choose, between ACHI and IDE. Choose ACHI . 
  • Entering BIOS menu maybe different with other computer, I use F2 to enter BIOS, other computer may use Esc, Del or others. Better google it first !
3. Change boot order priority to DVD to the first boot. 
4. Burn iBoot to the blank disc. 
5. Restart computer and mount iBoot. 
6. When you reach the iBoot menu, swap the iBoot cd with the Mac OS cd. Press F5. 

7. You may have to use some boot flags to boot into the cd. Example of popular boot flags is PCUIDRoot=1, -v, -x, -s, -f. To enter the boot flag, just type the value. Press Enter when finish. 
8. When prompted to the Welcome screen, click Utility on the top menu and click the Disk Utility. 

9. Set the Format to Mac OS Extended Journal and format the drive. Close the window and proceed to the installation.
10. Installation is around 20 minutes, but can be longer, depends on your system. 
11. After finish installation, put your iBoot cd back in the tray and choose hard drive in the iBoot menu.  
12. You may have to use the boot flags to boot into the hard drive because there are some hardware that Mac don't support and you have to manually install Kext using Multibeast. 

Post installation (compulsory) ; 
1. After success booting, set up your Mac. 
2. Open up your Multibeast, which you have to download it and put it in a usb drive or cd. 
3. Carefully select your Kext, error in selecting your Kext can cause your Hackintosh to have kernel panic and you may have to reinstall it back. 
4. The most important thing is to select boot loader, you have to install the boot loader to ensure that you don't need to use the iBoot cd every time want to start your computer . 
5. Restart . Your Hackintosh is now ready to be used. Have fun :) 

If you have any problems, just leave some comments in the comment section, I will try to assist if I can, feel free to use google to search for any problem if there's any. 

Thanks for reading ! Have a great day :) 


Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hye !

After all those success in Windows 7, 8, Linux, and Backtrack, I will be now focusing on Project Hackintosh :D

For those who have not hear about Hackintosh before, Hackintosh is installing Mac OS on an ordinary computer, can be Acer, Asus, HP, Dell and etc. And here I am, will be trying to install this OS to my beloved laptop ! 

Model : Asus A43S, Intel i3 2.1 gHz. 4GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GT520M

Hopefully this project will be a success, Estimated time to start is after final exam which is on 8th May until 10th May. 

If this project success, I will post the screenshot and also will share the method like my previous Tutorial of Installing Windows 8 . click [here] . Screenshot off Linux coming later. 

Thanks for reading :)

" Kau Sahabat Kau Teman "

A simple post for my friends and readers, it has been a very long time since my last post. Too busy with study perhaps. Enjoy ;) 

Kau Sahabat Kau Teman

Telah tiba saat waktu kau tinggalkan kami
Kerana takdir Yang Maha Esa telah menetapkan
Sedih rasanya hati ini bila mengenangkan
Kau sahabatku kau teman sejati

Tulus ikhlasmu luhur budimu
Bagai tiada pengganti
Senyum tawamu juga katamu
Menghiburkan kami
Memori indah kita bersama
Terus bersemadi
Kau sahabatku kau teman sejati

Sudah ditakdirkan kau pergi dulu
Di saat kau masih diperlukan
Tuhan lebih menyayangi dirimu
Ku pasrah di atas kehendak Yang Esa

Ya Allah
Tempatkannya di tempat yang mulia
Tempat yang diKau janjikan nikmat
Untuk hambaMu

Akan kuteruskan perjuangan ini
Walau kutahu kau tiada di sisi

Perjuangan kita masih jauh beribu batu
Selagi roh masih di jasad hidup diteruskan
Sedih rasa hati ini mengenangkan dikau
Bagai semalam kau bersama kami

Moga amanlah dan bahgia dikau di sana
Setangkai doa juga Fatihah terus kukirimkan
Moga di sana kau bersama para solihin
Kau sahabatku kau teman sejati

Telah tiba saat waktu kau tinggalkan kami
Kerana takdir Yang Maha Esa telah menetapkan
Sedih rasanya hati ini bila mengenangkan
Kau sahabatku kau teman sejati

Munsyid : Hijjaz

One song which never fail to make me touched. A very good song with a very deep meaning. I dedicate this to all my friends out there. May you guys always excel in your life and achieve your goals :)

Good luck for friends having exam, lets pray for our success ! and also Happy Birthday to Eqin if you read this post.