[NTLK] Easy Connection to Hackintosh

Akasaka Ryuunosuke vladkorotnev at gmail.com
Tue May 9 03:48:03 EDT 2017

I did a build on GA-Z77-DS3H (the most common Hackintosh board) with a custom BIOS and apparently either some default driver or some of those I installed got the onboard serial hooked up to the OS. (I didn't install any driver specifically for serial).  I just had to connect a 10pin-header-to-DB9 backplate extracted from an old defunct 386 to the mainboard and screw it onto the case. That port now works fine with modems, flash programmers and Newts :-)

The OS is 10.9.5 and the software is NewTen-Intel. 

// Ak.R.

iOS/Mac/Windows & Web developer
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> On 09 May 2017, at 11:59, Jon Glass <jonglass at usa.net> wrote:
>> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 12:34 AM Noah Leon <moosefuel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I recently picked up a MessagePad 2100 (my first, I’ve only ever had the
>> 2000), and another E-Mate. It came with a couple of PC-type serial cables.
>> I never connect my Newt to my Macbook because of the drivers and dongles
>> mess that it is, but I connected the serial cable to a PC running MacOS
>> which I put together for fun, and it works flawlessly. I can now sync using
>> the wonderful NCX, great for backups and installing packages. Just thought
>> I’d mention installing MacOS might be a good way for you folks who use a PC
>> to connect ;-)
> How does one get a serial port in a modern PC? I recently built a gMac (my
> new name for Hackintoshes--generic Mac), and none of the boards I looked
> that that seemed to support the gMac had serial ports. PS-2 ports, yes, but
> not serial. Are there cards one can add? This sounds very intriguing and
> enticing!
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