Saturday, 24 March 2012

Hackint0sh OS X Snow Leopard for Sony Vaio Part 1

Mac OS X Snow Leopard install tutorial for Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ
installing OS X and Booting up

Important Note: This guide will teach you how to install Mac OS X on Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ and also this tutorial works on most i3, i5 & i7 Vaios. This tutorial is for single boot Mac OS X only and it will not include dual booting for Mac OS X and Windows 7.

Sony Vaio laptop VPC-EB1S1E/BJ
USB Mouse
iBoot Legacy CD from Tony Mac X86 (Thanks TonyMacX86)
Snow Leopard Retail Install DVD or USB (Buy official version)

Step 1: Put CD in your drive and plug in your USB flash drive

Step 2: Power up your Vaio and wait for CD to boot. (If CD does not boot, check your BIOS settings for boot device order. Make optical disk drive first boot device.)

Step 3: After booting with iBoot Legacy, choose Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install from the menu. (If you are not using USB for OS X install, remove the iBoot Legacy CD and put OS X install DVD than press F5 to refresh iBoot's menu)

Step 4: Use "-v busratio=17 graphicsenabler=no" kernel flags to boot into OS X installation. Simply read kernel logs for error checking, if you come up with an error or stuck at any position use Google for searching solutions.

Step 5: Follow installation steps and use Disk Utility to re-partition your HDD, use GUID partition table.  Uncheck stupid stuff from customize menu.

Step 6: After completion of the installation progress reboot your computer and select Mac OS X disk from iBoot menu, use "-v busratio=17" kernel flags to make the OS boot :)

Step 7: Follow steps to complete your OS X installation process.

Video demonstration of this tutorial shown below:

Part 2 & 3 coming soon, those parts will be about updateing OS X, installing kexts and installing your own bootloader for not using iBoot CD to boot every time.

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  1. USB mouse is not working when the OS startup for installation. i have samelaptopmodel.

    How come ur usbmouse is working?
    i use iboot cd + iATKOS S3 DVD

  2. Use Apple's Retail Snow Leopard DVD or USB, this guide is not for iATKOS S3 v2 DVD =))

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  4. Hello, I am about to follow your tuto on a similar laptop (also vaio VPC-EB) and I wanted details on your usb key with SL on it, is it a unibeast? Or do you simply copy the image on the key? I mean, it has to be a bootable usb key right? Does iBoot detects it simply?
    Thank you for your help

  5. hello my friend, first of all thank you for your amazing guide!
    I have one issue:
    i can't see mac OS image in iboot (i putted it in a usb drive), i see only windows partitions (i have win7 installed). How can i do?

    Plus, what about dual boot guide? Will you make it?
    Thank you anyway for your fantastic job!

  6. Hi,

    first I want to thank you for all work around Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E Mac OSX instalation tutorials. I have that laptop and thinking about instaling Snow Leopard but I mainly use programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and I want to know if this programs working good on Hackintosh. Can you please answer my question?

    Thank you very much.

  7. I constantly use photoshop it works perfectly without any porblems. i didnt try illustrator

  8. Thank you for quick answer.

    And what about power management? I mean, can you set charge till 80% and then stop or something similar?

    Also, I read some rumors that laptop is terribly heating under Mac OS X. What you think about this?

    1. Never tested battery life completely but for sure its shorter than w7 power saver mode. About heating my vaio was not heating too much nearly same as w7 high performance, BUT still you can adjust fan speed with a kernel flag and get noisy full fan speed and a cold laptop "Fn=3" is max fan speed

  9. Hi, i have a vaio vpceb1m1e (its the same but i3)

    The boot stop before language sellect screen...

  10. dude can you update these topics for ML ?
    that would be great
    Thanx anyway

  11. amigo, gracias desde ya por tu ayuda al publicar tu video.. Una consulta, yo instalo snow leopard retail usando iboot legacy 2,7,2, en un vaio con I7, luego de varios intentos logro instalar el snow. Pero llegado el momento de rieniciar, vuelvo a partir con iboot, pero no salgo de ahi no arranca osx.. me puedes ayudar gracias

  12. Hey man,
    thanks for fantastic video tutorial!

    I have a sony vaio VPCEH 1M9E. can you tell if the hackintosh can work on it.

  13. hi friend
    my sony vaio laptop model VPCCA35FN
    Is it possible for me to install mac os x 10.7
    i have os x dvd, iboot cd
    but not able to enter setup
    it shows some error, i think it might because i did'nt changed ACPI in bios.
    Actuall my BIOS was limited, so i cant do ACPI changes.
    Can u please Help Me how to enter installation with booting flags if necessary

  14. hi, thanks for the guide,... i am trying to install SL on my vaio, but i need the right files... can you re-upload it??
    thanks so much