Posts Tagged ‘efi’

[MacOS] Save Energy by Using Deep Sleep aka Hibernation

Looking at the situation in Japan at these days, it seems overdue to begin worrying about all our energy consuming devices. As a MacOS user we are used to some quite convenient features. Like just clicking sleep and the system goes to sleep. What most of us don’t realize at this point is, that sleep […]

[MacOS] Chameleon On USB: Mounting USB Stick Correctly

Inserting USB sticks to your Mac OS X based system makes Mac OS X mount the stick without assigning certain permissions like owners, or groups. I. How things get mounted on Mac OS The mount command on the terminal returns most likely some lines, like that: testuser$ mount /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs […]

[MacOS] Update 10.6.2 to Break Intel Atom CPU Support

According to Stellarolla’s blog the upcoming Snow Leopard update 10.6.2 and the Leopard update 10.5.9 will most likely break Intel Atom support. Thus rendering hackintosh installations on netbooks inoperable. Although Apple does not provide products shipping with Intel Atom CPUs, the Mac OS kernel did support those. Now with the growing amount of hackintoshs it […]

[MacOS] Psystar Release Rebel EFI

As of yesterday the notorious Mac Clone manufacturer Psystar has released a commercial software called Rebel EFI. Rebel EFI prepares a normal PC to allow for the installation of Mac OS. After downloading Rebel EFI, [..] users simply insert a retail copy of the Snow Leopard DVD, follow the installation procedures and then install the […]

[MacOS] Psystar Accounces OEM Licensing Program

As of yesterday the Miami based company Psystar, which is still in legal trouble with Apple, announced to license their virtualization technology to third party manufacturers. Computers preloaded with Psystar’s DUBL (Darwin Universal Boot Loader) would allow to make “systems Mac OS X compatible. Psystar’s virtualization technology, specifically engineered for Snow Leopard, allows for seamless […]

[MacOS] rEFIt 0.13 released

The boot menu and maintenance toolkit for EFI based Intel Macs has been updated to version 0.13. rEFIt basically allows to explore the EFI environment and supports installation and booting of many operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It also supports booting from external drives. The update 0.13 supports the newest […]

[MacOS] EPOS I. – EFI Post Install for White-Box PCs

We were working quite some time on this. Now here is EPOS I. – the “EFI Post Install” Script for white-box PCs that are almost hardware compatible with Apple’s devices “EPOS I.” is an “EFI Post Install” Script What does it do? EPOS helps installing retail DVD’s of Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on […]

[MacOS] Boot native MacOS X with EFI-X USB Dongle

Update 26.06.2008: Read latest news about EFI-X here… Update 22.06.2008: Read latest news about EFI-X here… The newest on the market is announced to be released on 23. June. It is called EFI-X and seems to be quite a revolution. Technically it is a small USB dongle that contains a bootloader. That bootloader allows booting […]