Hackintosh: Day 4 – Mission Complete

I’ve been a bit negligent on writing up this last post, largely because I thought I had a problem that, in the end, didn’t exist.

When I left you last, my audio wasn’t working, my video was full of artifacts and the video card wasn’t enabled, instead showing 7MB of VRAM. I am pleased to announce that a few more hours of work set me straight and everything is now up and running as I’d like. I still don’t have audio running through HDMI, but I can’t say for sure whether that’s an option on the setup I’m running. I may try to play with a few more things, but I’m so happy with the setup at the moment that I’m not really interested in playing with much else.

So what happened?

Well, I found the post called Ramblings of  a Hackintosher – A (Sorta) Brief Vanilla Install Guide by Reddit user CorpNewt. This install method didn’t work for me because it creates a UEFI USB, while I needed a legacy BIOS boot drive. What I was able to do, however, was follow the parts that detailed how to set up Clover (the Haswell configurations worked on Ivy Bridge) and the config.plist, find and install the necessary kext files, and that was all there was to it.

For the record, the following kext files and drivers worked for my setup, outside of the standard files listed on the guide:

Hope this helps anyone coming behind me, looking to replicate what I’ve managed to do.

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