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FreeNAS Corral Mirror

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The latest release of FreeNAS Corral is BROKEN and will not install.  The error is “scanning for existing boot pools”
The best way around this is to install 10.0.2 and then update!  The installers from 10.0.3-10.0.5 are broken at this time.

FreeNAS.org = Download 10.0.2 ISO

Ultimate update-adblock-dnsmasq.sh for EDGEMAX Ubiquiti ERL3

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This adblock script for the Ubiquiti ERL3 router has been updated to include some of the largest adblock lists around.
I have updated the original file recommended by Ubiquiti to contain more lists. See Pi-Hole.

Login to your ERL3 and edit /config/user-data/update-adblock-dnsmasq.sh

https://gist.github.com/OnlyInAmerica/75e200886e02e7562fa1

If you encounter errors restarting DNSMasq – check tail -f messages -n1000

 

Gigabyte Brix Pro Hackintosh Guide OS X Sierra Clover

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Gigabyte Brix Pro Hackintosh Guide OS X Sierra Clover

Step 1. Create USB Installer

Step 2. Install Clover to USB

Step 3. Add Motherboard Specific Kexts

Step 4. Update config.plist

We need to add the “ig-platform-id” to config.plist so that the Video driver is injected automatically.

ig-platform-id

0x0d220003

Step 5.  Additional Notes – Audio.

To prepare the Brix for Audio, let’s first mount the EFI partition with Clover Configurator

For Audio, the easiest solution (since Brix is quite old now) is to run Audio_ALCinjection.command

 

How to Build a Hackintosh – General Overview

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Those who are unfamiliar with Hackintosh will appreciate this overview of general steps to preparing a machine and running a Hackintosh!  First, always start by resetting your BIOS to default settings.  You want to make sure C-States/Power States are disabled and Disable Frequency Scaling.  Additionally, do not use Intel Raid on your motherboard, as this will not work when trying to install.

Clover Location Choice:

Choosing where to install Clover is critical.  You must decide if you want to boot from a USB key every time or install directly to your Hard Drive.  When installing to your Hard Drive be careful that you know where your Kexts are loading from.  I personally prefer booting off a USB key and the guides are built around this.  Our Install Guides will work without changing your /S/L/E – and should boot perfectly.

Step 1.  Create a bootable installer for macOS

Here we setup macOS Sierra and install it onto the USB key.

Step 2.  Clover Install USB key

Clover is the Bootloader which will allow us to see our hard drive that has OS X installed to it.  We add this after we have created a USB installer in step 1, otherwise it would be overwritten.

Step 3. Add Kexts to the EFI Partition of the device you’ve installed Clover to (USB most likely) for Motherboard

Kexts are like Drivers.  We need these to access certain hardware such as ethernet cards or audio cards.

Step 4.  Install

Configuration after Install

Clover Configurator is used to configure Clover config file easily with a GUI.  First Download and launch Clover Configurator.  Mount your Boot drive that has Clover installed on it.  Click the import button in the bottom left to open you config.xml from /EFI/Clover/

Kext Utility will help you easily install additional Kexts.  After the kext is installed the directory permissions will be re-written automatically.

Asus X99M-WS Hackintosh Guide Sierra OS X

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X99M-WS Hackintosh Guide Sierra OS X

Step 1. Clover Install USB key

Step 2. Create a bootable installer for macOS

Step 3.  Set Bios Options

Secure Boot = Disabled / Other OS

CSM Compatibility Mode = Disabled

for eXHCI handoff – set to Auto

if you don’t you will have boot issues even after restoring optimized defaults.

Sep 3.  Add NVME Kexts to patch to config.plist to allow installer to use NVME drive.

Step 3. Add Asus-X99m-ws-PERFECT-KEXTS

Step 4. Add Audio

To prepare the X99M-WS for Audio, let’s first mount the EFI partition with Clover Configurator

UNRAID Receive Side Scaling

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Receive Side Scaling in UNRAID is currently not possible. This may be a determining factor when considering this for your NAS. Samba 3 supports Multi Channel which allows you to use multiple gigabit Ethernet adapters from mixed manufactures to blast out the stream. You will need RSS support on your adapter to support this, which unfortunately UNRAID does not support, and clearly…should. If you can run RSS between Linux and Windows, then why can’t the Lime guys figure it out too?

Lenovo Thinkpad X230 Hackintosh Guide Sierra OS X

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Lenovo Thinkpad X230 Hackintosh Guide Sierra OS X

Step 1. Clover Install USB key

Step 2. Create a bootable installer for macOS

Step 3. Add Lenovo-Thinkpad-X230-PERFECT-KEXTS

os-x-voodoo-ps2-controller – required for usage of keyboard/mouse

Step 4. Add Audio

To prepare the X230 for Audio, let’s first mount the EFI partition with Clover Configurator

Edit config.plist to Inject Audio ID = “1” – this will allow the Audio_ALCinjection script to inject.

For Audio, the easiest solution (since Brix is quite old now) is to run Audio_ALCinjection.command

Inject Intel = true

Video Ports = 3 (or leave blank if you’re not messing with external monitors, I’m not sure if this does anything with intel and/or with detection but I have it)

ig-platform-id = 0x01660003

Upgrade and Replace Samba 4.6.2 Mac OS X Latest

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Use macports and https://trac.macports.org/ticket/38834
— Solution!! —
Deactivate Kerberos5 in MacPort. To do that open the terminal and run this command.

sudo port -f -d deactivate kerberos5
Then clean up samba4 corrupted installation files, resync the MacPort database and install samba4 again use:

sudo port clean –all samba4
sudo port -d sync
sudo port install -sv samba4

Create a bootable installer for macOS

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https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372

Open Disk Utility and Format/Partition your USB key with a GPT partition table and Untitled as the name.

Then run the following commands in a Terminal:

Example for Sierra:

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app

Example for El Capitan:
sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app

Now you are ready to run Clover!

h87n wifi mackintosh guide

Gigabyte H87N-WiFi Hackintosh Guide OS X Sierra Clover

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Gigabyte H87N-WiFi Hackintosh Guide OS X Sierra Clover

BIOS Settings: Restore to Default and match the following settings:

Choose OtherOS, UEFI ONLY, and Disable Secure Boot.  You should be good to go!

Step 1. Clover Install USB key

Step 2. Create a bootable installer for macOS

Step 3. Add Gigabyte-H87n-WIFI-PERFECT-KEXTS

Step 4. Add Audio

To prepare the Gigabyte H87n-WiFi for Audio, let’s first mount the EFI partition with Clover Configurator

Edit config.plist to Inject Audio ID = “1” – this will allow the Audio_ALCinjection script to inject.

For Audio, the easiest solution (since Brix is quite old now) is to run Audio_ALCinjection.command