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How to install bootloader themes for your Hackintosh

from: MacBreaker   While the default bootscreen that's installed by Multibeast doesn't look bad, it could definitely be better. Luckily, Chimera (the bootloader that's installed by Easybeast and UserDSDT) has a theming feature built-in, so that you can download custom themes to make your bootscreen just a little more interesting every time you boot up your Hackintosh. Chameleon, the bootloader that Chimera is based off, supports themes as well. Jump ...

Accessing hosts file on Mac OSX

/etc/hosts file on Mac OSX I just put this together to cover a question I was asked recently. Might be useful to someone… Where is the /etc/hosts file in Mac OS X? The hosts file used by Mac OS X is in /etc/. Windows users sometimes have problems finding it since there’s no %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc folder in the Mac OS. UNIX users might not expect /etc/ to be hidden by the Mac ...

Lil Snitch blocking Software Update

from MacRumors, It sounds like you have little snitch blocking software update, as the default is to ask. Check the Little Snitch Configuration and delete the entry for software update, then it will prompt for any connection. If that doesn't work you could try whitelisting software update: Go to the Little Snitch Configuration, click the Plus button, Chose the application (/System/Library/CoreServices/Software Update), allow any server any port any protocol. If you ...

Add a Spacer to the Dock (Snow Leopard)

To add a separator to the left side of the dock (the application side) enter this into the terminal: defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-apps -array-add '{tile-data={}; tile-type="spacer-tile";}' Repeat this step for each separator you would like, and make sure to press Enter each time to execute the command. To add a separator to the right side of the dock (the document side) enter this into the terminal: defaults write com.apple.dock ...

Sabayon 4.2 (Linux)

I finally killed the cat. Not LITERALLY. After all this time of being curious about Linux, I finally made the decision to take the plunge. Finding the right distribution for me was kind of tedious. After months of trying out LiveCDs and installing operating systems, I finally decided on Sabayon. Why Sabayon? Well, for the newby that I am, I had a great experience with the LiveCD and then ...

iATKOS 5i Installation on GA-EP35-DS3R

Hardware: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R motherboard with latest BIOs Corsair XMS2 DDR2 memory (3GB) E4300 Core 2 Duo Processor OCd to 2.4GHz 6 SATA devices (including DVD-R Burner) 1 IDE DVD-R Burner nVidia GeForce 7500 OpenGL Engine (EFI) BIOs settings: SATA Mode AHCI : Disabled CPU Thermal Monitor 2 : Enabled No Execute Memory Protect : Enabled Configuration: Chameleon Apple Decrypt SMBIOS by netkas Disabler.kext Remove PowerManagement.kext OHR Remove Thermal Kext Graphics Update NVKush Intel SATA JMicron NTFS-3G Run Universal Installer Select motherboard: (download from preferences) Check Apply kext package Check Apply DSDT patch Set Boot Timeout to ...

Dual OS Vista Ultimate/OS X Leopard

While there are manuals out there on how to dual boot from a single hard drive, it proved easier for me to just have dedicated hard drives for each operating system and switch through the BIOS menu depending on which I preferred using. I enjoyed great success using the iATKOS 5i 10.5.5 Intel DVD installer for Leopard. I use my machine for a lot of graphics design, internet surfing/research/blogging, media ...

How to show hidden files in OS X

1. Navigate to Applications/Utility/Terminal 2. Open Terminal window 3. Type: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE 4. Press "enter" 5. Type: 
killall Finder 6. Press "enter" 7. Close and reopen finder To reverse the process simply follow the above directions but replace "TRUE" with "FALSE" A neat application to hide personal folders can be found here.

Dual boot Mac OS X & Win XP on a Dell Latitude D600

Machine: Dell Latitude d600, Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz, 988MHz bus, 1GB Ram, Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Controller, TrueMobile 1300 WLAN Mini-PCI Card, 40GB HD 1... First things first: back up everything you don't want to lose! 2... Obtain a copy of JaS 10.4.6.install.dvd.iso or JaS 10.4.7 AMD. Intel RePack or OSX86 10.4.5 AMD/INTEL SSE2 SSE3 iso (all of which may be found on torrent sites) 3... Get a copy of Acronis ...

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