Guide to Installing OS X Mavericks – Haswell (A walk through of how I installed OS X on the following build):
Case: Carbide 300R
CPU: Intel i7 4770K
Mobo: Asus z87-Deluxe
GPU: Asus GTX660 ti
PSU: Corsair CX 600m
HDD: Some 500Gb @7200rpm drive
Ram: 2x4Gb Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz
Disk Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST
Cooler: Currently Stock (waiting on Swiftech H220 to be back in stock)
1. Flash patched BIOS, I found my patched BIOS from this topic in the forum:
b. I believe there is a tool that CodeRush has designed that can provide patched BIOS for most systems. If it doesn’t work for you send him a message, he is very amicable and helpful.
c. Flash the new BIOS
d. Load your BIOS and make sure you have the settings shown in the pdf on this page: http://www.fichier-z...05/26/asus-pdf/
2. After flashing the BIOS, got an 8GB flash drive, place in USB in functioning Mac and open disk utility.
a. In disk utility go to the partition tab. In the drop down menu labeled “current” select “1 partition”, then underneath the visual representation of the drive click options and select Master Boot Record. Note: This is a point of contention, many people were telling me to choose GUID Partition, but for whatever reason I was unable to get my computer to boot from a flash drive formatted in that manner. Name your flash drive “usb” and select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) as the format. Click apply, and wait.
3. Download Mavericks Installer
a. Right click the icon, click show package contents
b. Contents > SharedSupport > Installer ESD
4. Now start this installer, generously provided by user Christ1111: http://www.osx86.net...cksmbr.pkg.html
a. If you need visual support you can see his video:http://www.youtube.c...player_embedded
5. As you go through the installer, be sure to click change install location and select “usb”. Then, choose personalize and select PC or Laptop, based on your machine. Be sure to leave the “Packages Post Installer” checked.
a. Run this installer! You totally got this! It’s going to take some time get something to drink!
6. Once the installer has completed you will eject the flash drive and plug it into the computer that you are going to hackintosh.
7. As it boots choose the flash drive as your boot device and then be sure to select the flash drive (“usb”) from the bootloader. You may need to use boot flags to get into the installer, some common ones:
a. –v: reveals the processes that are running as you boot.
b. GraphicsEnabler = No: disables onboard graphics
c. –x: boots in safe mode
d. see this link for a more extensive list: http://www.macbreake...t-flags_29.html
8. Once you are in the installer at the top of the screen open disk utility.
a. In disk utility select the drive that you want to install OS X on.
b. Go to the partition tab, select one partition, now choose MBR (this may work with GUID, but I did not format that way) and again format to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), click apply.
c. Note: Around this part of the process my Windows boot got messed up from my other hard drive, I have included at the end the instructions that I followed to get Windows up and running again.*
d. Quit disk utility and go to the OSX installation. Now, click personalize. Be sure to select the proper boxes from your system (if you have any questions about this do a little Googling first, but then feel free to ask!) Then you should be good to go. Install away!
e. Once install is complete reboot, remove the flash drive and choose your hard drive from the boot loader.
9. You may have issues getting the boot loader to work without the flash drive; I know that I did! So, if you do, try the following:
a. Reboot system back into Mavericks installer.
b. Run Disk Utility and un mount the drive you installed OS Lion on.
c. Launch Terminal and execute the following command:
d. Code: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2
e. Exit Terminal
f. Boot Normally
You will need drivers to get certain parts of your board, again, I refer you to the Googles and then the forum!
11. My board has a Realtek LAN port which I was able to get functioning using this tool: http://www.insanelym...ealtek-rtl8111/
a. I still don’t have functional wifi, or Bluetooth at this point.
* 1. Booting from OS X Lion installer, opening terminal, typing following commands
(use that to locate the SYSTEM partition number, in my case disk0s1)
fdisk -e /dev/disk0
(use the beginning part of disk0s1 - disk0)
(use the number after s in diskutil list)
2. Boot from Windows 7 Installation Disk; select your language, then click next; select Repair your Computer in the bottom left corner of the install Window; let the installer do it's thing