UPDATE: Well, once you restore the old Aperture library, iTunes sees it and allows you to sync the iPhone to it.
When you migrate your existing Aperture library to the new Photos app, it does away with all the Aperture Projects. So, all my old organization was gone.
Luckily, there's a way to recover the old Aperture library. In ~/Pictures, all the migration did was to rename the "Aperture Library.aplibrary" file to "Aperture Library.migratedaplibrary". Just Get Info on the file, and modify the extension. Open Aperture, and see all your old stuff return.
I have not figured out how to get the iPhone to revert to syncing with the Aperture library rather than the Photos library. 😡
I upgraded my Hackintosh to Yosemite, last night. It took three tries. My first mistake was to reload my old MultiBeast settings. Turns out, that was not necessary. In particular, there was no need to install network drivers.
In any case, I used the default DSDT-free settings, with the addition of the audio device driver (ALC892).
I waited a few weeks to update my Hackintosh from Mac OS X 10.8.2 to 10.8.3 in order to make sure any issues were dealt with by others. Instead of using Software Update from the App Store, I downloaded the Combo Update package from Apple. Using the Combo Update is the recommended way of updating Hackintoshes. However, there were quite a few reports of successful updates applied by using the App Store updater.
In any case, after applying the update, my Hackintosh would not boot. I basically had to go through the entire build process again. I actually "doubled up" because there is a new version of Unibeast for 10.8.3. So:
Remove graphics card
Use Unibeast 1.5.3 to reinstall Mountain Lion 10.8.2
Boot safe mode (-x) from HD using Unibeast, then re-download Mac OS X installer from App Store.
Download new Unibeast 1.7.0 from Tonymacx86, and create new USB Unibeast flash drive.
Boot from Unibeast 1.7.0 to reinstall Mountain Lion 10.8.3
Reboot from HD using Unibeast, and run Multibeast. At this point, I still couldn't boot from the HD without Unibeast.
Reboot from HD using Unibeast, and install Chimera 2.0.1
Reboot from HD without Unibeast. (Success, finally.)
Turn machine off, reinstall graphics card, and reboot a final time.
Holy smokes. That only took me a week to figure out, after going through many iterations. Well, at least I'm still saving 30% or more compared to a Mac Pro.
I don't get a kickback, but I bought everything from Newegg. They have great service, and prompt delivery.
UEFI settings: Use the default set. Might want to make sure that the first graphics device to be activated is the on-board HD4000. Very important setting: Leave the "execute bit" setting alone, i.e. activated. Double-check against tonymacx86 recommendations.
Use Unibeast and Mac OS X Lion (10.7) installer from the App Store
Do not use GPU card, just the on-board graphics
Hard drive plugged into SATA 3Gbps port on motherboard. The OS can hang if using the 6 Gbps ports.
Boot options -v PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No
Once Lion is installed and boots up, use Multibeast to put in these settings:
UserDSDT or DSDT-Free installation (true for any UEFI board)
Audio: Realtek ALCcxx - ALC892 (see Gigabyte link in hardware list above)
Network: Lnx2Mac's Realtek driver
Miscellaneous: FakeSMC (mandatory)
Bootloader: Chimera (mandatory) -- this will be updated to a newer version later
Create a new admin user, and then run the Migration Assistant to restore data from a Time Machine backup
Reboot from the hard drive using the bootloader on the Unibeast USB drive. Boot options: -v GraphicsEnabler=Yes
Once it seems to be working, power down. Plug in the graphics card, and boot. Now, change the UEFI settings to turn on PEG instead (that's the graphics card). Save settings, and continue booting. I still used the Unibeast bootloader to do this. Boot from the hard drive. Boot settings: -v GraphicsEnabler=No
Once OS is running, open the App Store and buy the Mountain Lion upgrade. Cancel the installation, though. Create a new Unibeast USB drive with Mountain Lion, and repeat the above with rebooting and Multibeast.
Edit the boot settings file /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist so that there is the following pair of lines (Multibeast should have done it, but it's good to check):
The graphics card needs to have that setting, otherwise it will boot to a blank grey screen. From now on, it should boot from the hard drive without needing the Unibeast USB drive.
If it does not boot from the hard drive directly, where it shows error messages like "boot0: GPT, boot0: test", follow the procedure here (Solution 1) to fix it. It involves booting to Unibeast, unmounting the hard drive, and then modifying the hard drive.
So far, one thing does not work, and that is playing iTunes-bought (or free) videos and trailers. These are "protected" videos. It doesn't work within iTunes, nor does it work opening the files with Quicktime Player. So, it seems to be something to do with the DRM.
The fix for the protected video problem is to run iTunes in 32-bit mode. Quit iTunes, and then right-click the iTunes app icon, and select "Get Info". In the info window, there is a checkbox for "Open in 32-bit mode". Check it on, and there you go.
I found also that my Time Machine backups stopped working. It would attempt to do a backup and then stall after a random amount had been saved. The fix is odd: delete the file /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist, and then reboot. Mine had contained old data, artifacts of several reinstallations of the OS. After the reboot, only the two actual Ethernet interfaces were listed. That, for reasons unknown to me, seemed to enable Time Machine to perform backups as expected.
It has been years since I last used QuickSilver, a quick launch (and so much more) utility for Mac OS X. Despite that, I still keep the icon in my Dock. Well, I accidentally clicked it just now, and before I could quit it, it popped up with a window saying it was downloading an update. And then proceeded to also update several of the base plugins.
I hadn’t even noticed that it had been open sourced in 2006. It was created in June 2003 by Blacktree Software, and received rave reviews. It was quick, unobtrusive, and extensible. Apparently, the project languished between 2006 and 2010. Then, development picked up again last year. I’m not sure when the current version was released.
If you have never used QuickSilver, LifeHacker has a brief tutorial. And here is another one with a list of common tasks that can be performed with QuickSilver.