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No, no ElliottForceLegacyLegacyRTC.kext in System/Library/Extensions. Nothing even close to that name. Where else can I look? Should I just try booting?

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No, no ElliottForceLegacyLegacyRTC.kext in System/Library/Extensions. Nothing even close to that name. Where else can I look? Should I just try booting?


Copy the legacy kernel and preboot.dmg from the mod cd to the Extra folder on the install drive

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I tried booting... and guess what? Install prompt! Wow! Thanks.

However, it can't find my HDD. Is there any way I can fix this/do I need to jump my hard drive/is it a driver problem?

Also, I can't find the legacy kernel on Nawcom's ModCD with 7zip or my VMware install. I have hidden files & folders on, but still nothing. What sort of file is it? Whereabouts would it be?

Thanks again,

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I tried booting... and guess what? Install prompt! Wow! Thanks.

However, it can't find my HDD. Is there any way I can fix this/do I need to jump my hard drive/is it a driver problem?

Also, I can't find the legacy kernel on Nawcom's ModCD with 7zip or my VMware install. I have hidden files & folders on, but still nothing. What sort of file is it? Whereabouts would it be?

Thanks again,

Alistair




Add this file to the S/L/E folder on your install USB and add -f to your boot flags,


Attached File  JMicron36xATA.kext.zip   50.03KB   10 downloads

Here is the legacy kernel,

Attached File  legacy_kernel.zip   5.43MB   10 downloads

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The same kernel panic occurs with the 'ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext'. I can't find this kext anywhere on the USB drive to delete it. I've looked in /Extras/Extensions and S/L/E.

Also, I don't seem to be able to boot into the legacy kernel, even though I have -v -f /legacy_kernel as my boot flag. I also tried without the slash, but nothing.

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If you have added the legacy kernel to your USB then boot without the mod cd and type the following,

legacy_kernel arch=i386 -force64 -f -v

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This time, it seems like all the kexts load, but then I get a blank screen. Nothing but the backlight.

Thanks so much for persevering :)

Alistair

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This time, it seems like all the kexts load, but then I get a blank screen. Nothing but the backlight.

Thanks so much for persevering :)

Alistair


Try adding either GraphicsEnabler=Yes or GraphicsEnabler=No

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Nope - still the black screen. Sorry.

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OK try,

legacy_kernel arch=i386 -f -v

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legacy_kernel arch=i386 -force64 -f -v npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1

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The first one gives me the same kernel panic, and the second one gives me the same black screen.

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The first one gives me the same kernel panic, and the second one gives me the same black screen.


Ok boot with the following,

legacy_kernel arch=i386 -force64 -s and when you can type the following line by line,

mount -uw /

cd System/Library/Extensions

mkdir IntelBack

mv AppleIntelHD* IntelBack/

mv AppleIntelSNB* IntelBack/

exit

Thanks to treyhamilton25 if that works.

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Ok boot with the following,

legacy_kernel arch=i386 -force64 -s and when you can type the following line by line,


When I boot with that there's no 'typing interface', just a blank screen that appears for 2 secs or so, then the computer reboots.

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Add -f to the boot flags and try again

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Blank screen again I'm afraid.

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Any suggestions, anyone? Should I open a new topic? I'm not too sure of the etiquette... has this thread strayed too far from the original question?

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Try deleting the GeForce kext located in System/ Library/Extensions and the nvdresman one

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No kexts with filenames relating to 'NVidia' or 'GForce' or 'nvdresman' in S/L/E, but there is an 'NVSMU.kext'. There's a 'NVEnabler64.kext' in Extra/Extensions...?

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No kexts with filenames relating to 'NVidia' or 'GForce' or 'nvdresman' in S/L/E, but there is an 'NVSMU.kext'. There's a 'NVEnabler64.kext' in Extra/Extensions...?


Delete NVEnabler and add these kexts to System/Library/Extensions,

http://www.mediafire.com/?jwpp950810mf199


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Still nothing. Sorry.





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