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Hi guys,

I have created an USB drive with the ML GM Image on it which I now want to use to install OSX on my ultrabook, an Asus UX32VD. However, I am running into a problem - whenever I try to boot the installer, it hangs at "com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib load succeeded" (see the attached picture, the machine was booted with -v cpus=1). I have also tried other args in various combinations such as USBBusFix, setting PCIRootUID to 0 or 1 and disabling GraphicsEnabler, to no avail. The boot volume apparently also isn't recognized, but there are no "Still waiting for root device" messages, which leads me to believe that something else is the problem. The machine only has USB3 ports (w/ Intel controller whose pci class id matches the one in the Apple kext, 0x0c0330, so I don't think that is the problem). I have also tried using a fixed DSDT which I made, and that didn't solve the problem either.

Anybody have any ideas as to why this machine isn't booting? I'll make sure to write up a How-To if I get OSX running on this model.

Thanks in advance :)

EDIT: Sorry, I was in a hurry when writing this post yesterday and didn't notice that the image wasn't uploaded, so here it is: http://imageshack.us...0729195857.jpg/

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Did you try to create your USB stick with "unibe@st" 1.5.1? Create with the last Appstore ML distro.
http://www.tonymacx8...c.html#comments
Let me know since I want to buy this PC.

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Yes, I have also tried to create a stick with the mentioned software (which by the rules isn't allowed here due to its closed-source nature), to no avail. AFAIK the GM dmg matches exactly with the latest AppStore release, except if Apple has changed something in the last few days...

EDIT: Just tried it again with a freshly formatted USB stick, but it still hangs at the same point (and doesn't print any "Still waiting for root device" messages), but I still suspect that this has something to do with the USB3 controller...

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EDIT: Just tried it again with a freshly formatted USB stick, but it still hangs at the same point (and doesn't print any "Still waiting for root device" messages), but I still suspect that this has something to do with the USB3 controller...

I suspect the same as well. I haven't been able to get much farther than you although the last try was after changing the USB3 initialization option in the BIOS and then getting a KP in AppleACPIPlatform.

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The best thing to do would probably be to try and write an image of the OSX installation drive to the internal 32GB SSD. Might try that later tonight and report back with the results...

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The best thing to do would probably be to try and write an image of the OSX installation drive to the internal 32GB SSD. Might try that later tonight and report back with the results...

Interesting idea! I've already got Ubuntu installed there but I can blow that away. I might look into this as well as I've only test installed Windows 7 x64 and Ubuntu x64, both in EFI mode (install/boot). Now, what can write HFS+ journaled volumes? Clonezilla I think but it just does an "image" but that could work.

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Ive got mountain lion running on my UX32VD. I also first thought it might be because of USB3 controller/stick, but its more because of the graphics and other stuff that it gets stuck i think, install boots ups fine with "-x" (and "unibe@ast" adds some KEXTs to /E/E on the USB Stick, I think those help). Here's what I did:

1) Create USB Install Stick of Mountain Lion GM with "unibe@ast" 1.4 (did this 2 weeks or so ago, now "unibe@ast" 1.5 is available, havnt tested that)
2) Installing on 32GB internal SSD, MBR partition layout so patched the USB Install Stick with OSInstall files
3) In order to boot the install I had to add safe boot, so -x on bootscreen, had to use external USB mouse as touchpad wasnt working (or working very badly)
4) After installation is finished I could not boot from mountain lion partition - get stuck like you guys, had to remove all KEXTs from /S/L/E that were related to bluetooth (2 I believe) and more importantly the ones for Gforce/Nvidia (about 5 of them), and also I had to copy some KEXTs from /E/E folder from the "unibe@ast" USB Stick to the mountain lion partition (it needs the NullCPUPowerManagent, FakeSMC and the 2 USB ones at the very least, otherwise im getting stuck on the bootup without -x), after this can boot without -x

Issues:
- HD4000 not working, installed Chimera 1.11 which is supposed to support HD4000, but still doesnt work, can get proper 1920x1080 resolution by adding GraphicsMode to boot.plist
- Wifi not working, since its an Intel Centrino Wifi it will probably never work
- probably other stuff, havnt really done anything with it since without working HD4000 (QE/CI) its pretty useless for me

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Thanks zenlion! Now that you've figured out the installation bits, I'm sure we can get the HD4000 graphics going with some DSDT magic. I've already been studying the MacBookAir5,2 (June 2012) ACPI tables against the UX32VD :)

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1) Create USB Install Stick of Mountain Lion GM with "unibe@ast" 1.4 (did this 2 weeks or so ago, now "unibe@ast" 1.5 is available, havnt tested that)

Zenlion, can you post 1.4? There is no archive of this and using 1.5.2 (latest), I can't boot past the PCI configuration stuff. No errors, it just hangs there... Also, how much RAM did you have installed during installation? I've got 10GB any I tried the maxmem=2048 flag but I may just physically put it back to 4GB to see if that helps.
Thanks!

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use this boot flag: npci=0x2000

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use this boot flag: npci=0x2000

Doesn't help, neither does 0x3000.

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Doesn't help, neither does 0x3000.


boot with -v and post photo

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Ok, I found UB 1.4.0 and I can boot to the installer now so there is something with 1.5 that hangs the boot. Looks like I have reboot and partition the free space with GParted as the Disk Utility has hung at "Preparing to partition disk" step...

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boot with -v and post photo

Hello, I am having the same problems as gsly. I have replaced the HDD with a Crucial M4 256GB. I just prepared a USB 2.0 flash drive with UB 1.4 and the ML app I downloaded from the App Store. When I boot with -v I get the following screen, Attached File  2012-08-04 17.43.46.jpg   1.6MB   201 downloads I did take the picture before it went to the dreaded, "Still waiting for root device." That seems to be the message I have gotten the most often. Previously, I have tried about every boot flag known to man and downloaded a lot of kexts that have to do with USB and installed them onto S/L/E on the flash drive with KextWizard. I have also tried building my own installer and used UB 1.5 and myhack and none of them worked either. The only way I have gotten to the installer was if I write a boot image to the built-in SanDisk SSD and set the BIOS to boot from it. I want to install OSX to the SSD, so that doesn't really do much for me. Thanks for any help you can provide. Since I can boot to the installer from the SSD, it leads me to believe the problem is definitely related to the USB ports. Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Ok, OSX is installed and I can boot from UB 1.4.0 install USB stick, but the Apple installer blew away the contents of the EFI system partition (bad Apple). I just have to restore the copy I made on the 32GB SDD. Interestingly, as I previously installed Windows and Ubuntu in EFI mode, Windows 7 was still able to (automatically) boot from the via the EFI copy! That is one benefit to going full EFI/GPT as MBR would have been broken :)

Hello, I am having the same problems as gsly. I have replaced the HDD with a Crucial M4 256GB. I just prepared a USB 2.0 flash drive with UB 1.4 and the ML app I downloaded from the App Store. When I boot with -v I get the following screen, Attached File  2012-08-04 17.43.46.jpg   1.6MB   201 downloads I did take the picture before it went to the dreaded, "Still waiting for root device." That seems to be the message I have gotten the most often. Previously, I have tried about every boot flag known to man and downloaded a lot of kexts that have to do with USB and installed them onto S/L/E on the flash drive with KextWizard. I have also tried building my own installer and used UB 1.5 and myhack and none of them worked either. The only way I have gotten to the installer was if I write a boot image to the built-in SanDisk SSD and set the BIOS to boot from it. I want to install OSX to the SSD, so that doesn't really do much for me. Thanks for any help you can provide. Since I can boot to the installer from the SSD, it leads me to believe the problem is definitely related to the USB ports. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Use the -x (safe mode) with UB 1.4/ML GM and you should be able to boot. Forget UB 1.5.2 as it just hangs. I also didn't have any luck with myHack or even compiling and using the latest Chameleon on myHack.

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Ok, OSX is installed and I can boot from UB 1.4.0 install USB stick, but the Apple installer blew away the contents of the EFI system partition (bad Apple). I just have to restore the copy I made on the 32GB SDD. Interestingly, as I previously installed Windows and Ubuntu in EFI mode, Windows 7 was still able to (automatically) boot from the via the EFI copy! That is one benefit to going full EFI/GPT as MBR would have been broken :)


Use the -x (safe mode) with UB 1.4/ML GM and you should be able to boot. Forget UB 1.5.2 as it just hangs. I also didn't have any luck with myHack or even compiling and using the latest Chameleon on myHack.


Thanks. I tried -x, which I had tried before but forgot to mention, and I got the same message. So I grabbed a different flash drive and remade it again with UB 1.4 and ML. I followed zenlion's directions to the letter through #3 and got the same result. Here's another screenshot when I booted with -x -v. Attached File  2012-08-04 19.13.13.jpg   517.08KB   114 downloads

Any other ideas? I have been messing around with this for a few days and I am about out of ideas.

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I also upgraded to 10GB Ram and replaced the harddisk for a Crucial M4, so these are not things that make it not work. I used a USB 3.0 Stick to install, not sure if that matters. When creating the install with UB 1.4 I think I ticked the "Laptop Support" option, that might matter.

Once ML is installed I created /Extra/Extensions on the ML partition and copied the following KEXTs from the USB Stick to it:
FakeSMC.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
IOUSBFamily.kext
IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext

Then also removed the following KEXTs from /System/Library/Extensions:
GeForce.kext
NVDAGF100Hal.kext
NVDAGK100Hal.kext
NVDANV50Hal.kext
NVDAResman.kext
IOBluetoothFamily.kext
IOBluetoothHIDDriver.kext

After adding the above KEXTs to /E/E and removing the others from /S/L/E Im able to boot into the ML partition without -x. I have no idea if adding/removing these KEXTs is the right way to do it, just made it work for me without -x, but its probably not the ideal solution.

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I have GA H55N usb3 - ati 5770- and installed ML 10.8 (on 10.7.2 iatkos install no problem) als np after up to 10.7.4
1st problem:
-"USBMSC Identifier (non-unique)" and then "Still waiting for root device..."

solved with throwed away
IOUSBFamily.kext and
IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext
IOBluetoothFamily.kext
IOBluetoothHIDDriver.kext
dont know which one is responsible

2nd i got stuck with:
"com.apple.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib load succeeded"
solved with above throwed away:

GeForce.kext
NVDAGF100Hal.kext
NVDAGK100Hal.kext
NVDANV50Hal.kext
NVDAResman.kext
IOBluetoothFamily.kext
IOBluetoothHIDDriver.kext

i used and installed
IOUSBFamily.kext and
IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext

and
FakeSMC.kext
NullCPUPowerManagement.kext

is normal 2install

from the 10.8 installer USB stick

later i will find out which one is reponsible
i use chameleon bootloader 1856 hbmt fix

so its driver problem and can be solved

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Thanks. I tried -x, which I had tried before but forgot to mention, and I got the same message. So I grabbed a different flash drive and remade it again with UB 1.4 and ML. I followed zenlion's directions to the letter through #3 and got the same result. Here's another screenshot when I booted with -x -v. Attached File  2012-08-04 19.13.13.jpg   517.08KB   114 downloads

Any other ideas? I have been messing around with this for a few days and I am about out of ideas.


try this :#30

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decided to tinker around with it a bit more:

- Keyboard wasnt working (I didnt even notice before! doh!), moved AppleACPIPlatform.kext / AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext and ApplePS2Controller.kext from UB Stick to /E/E on ML partition, this enables keyboard again for me

- Got HD4000 working by adding the following to /E/org.chameleon.Boot.plist (I installed Chimera 1.11, with GraphicsEnabler=Yes its supposed to make HD4000 work but that didnt work for me, with the string below in plist it works for me):

<key>device-properties</key>
<string>7f0000000100000001000000730000000200000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000027fff04002c0000004100410050004c002c00690067002d0070006c006100740066006f0072006d002d006900640000000800000002006601140000006800640061002d0067006600780000000d0000006f6e626f6172642d31</string>

- Used an app called EasyTether to get Network up by tethering to an Android Phone, it fails the install at the end when installing the EasyTether.dmg, but it works anyway

Thats about as far as I can take it, this is my first hackintosh attempt and I have no clue where to look further, DSDT etc? Theres probably many things not working at this stage, but its a basic system with graphics enabled and network, hoping someone can help with the rest





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