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03-14-2010, 03:46 PM
Re: HOW TO: Make DVD Player work with an external DVD drive
by LeMaurien19 Â» Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:55 am
^This is actually defunct already by hackintosh standards, at least on Snow Leopard, that is.
There's a better way - you can actually use DVDPlayer without internal/external drive. I can attest to this working on Snow Leopard both on my 1000 (when it was alive) and my current 311 - EFI boot.
Check which Mac your Mini is camouflaging as - the fact that you get the error when launching DVDPlayer.app tells me it's anything but a MacBook Air. The gist of it all is making your Mini be recognized by Snow Leo as a MacBook Air. You do this by :
(assuming you're on EFI boot)
1. mount EFI partion - you can use UpdateEFI from the insanelywind forums - "Basic Changes"
2. edit your smbios.plist - incorporate MacBookAir elements. You can see this guide for more details.
3. save changes to the plist.
4. since you're going MacBookAir, I suggest installing a MacBookAir fakesmc.kext - not much different from normal fakesmc.kext - it just displays the current SMC version for real MBA's which is a nice aesthetic touch.
5. hit "Finish" button on UpdateEFI.app
6. restart machine. you should now have a MacBook Air 2,1 and DVDPlayer.app should launch without complaints
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Join Date: Dec 2009
03-15-2010, 05:38 AM
Just been playing with SMBIOS on my 10v. I followed this guide:
[GUIDE]Creating your own SMBIOS.plist | Prasys' Blog
First, I tried it with the MacBook Air example he had given. It indeed changed it to a MacBook Air in System Profiler and the little computer icon changed as well. Since I haven't an external drive, I couldn't really test any further. I can't imagine it doing much though since it's only a cosmetic type of thing.
I also created a custom "MacBook mini" SMBIOS plist using the new 13 inch MacBook Pro details (I find the 10v looks extremely close to the same as that) and now have System Profiler showing all the "correct" info.
It should also be noted that changing this seems to create an "Unsupported Device" error in NetbookInstaller. It still gives you an option to continue, however. I can't see it creating any problems, but I suppose there's always a possibility.
If you're looking for something that is a little more... legitimate?, like in the link/guide above, try reading this guide.
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