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Best Answer theconnactic, 16 July 2013 - 07:55 PM

I'm using UniBeast to install my Mountain Lion 10.8.0 hackintosh.

 

 

That explains everything.

 

If you use Voldemort's black magic, no surprise it eventually turns against you. Go search for relief in his castle if you want to keep on using his tools: perhaps himself or one of his horcruxes could help you better than any good people around here.

 

Now, if you want to try to do things the right way, just start over and follow this tutorial closely:      [Guide] The all-in-one guide to Vanilla OS X (including Chameleon + DSDT) for beginners.    

 

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Hi everybody

 

I'm using ##### to install my Mountain Lion 10.8.0 hackintosh.

 

My PC have the following specs:

 

AzRock DTA-H61 Motherboard

i7 3770 - 3.4 up to 3.9Ghz

The onboard Intel HD4000 (I'm not using, since GeForce430 is a lot better - I work with 3D modeling and its visible the difference)

NVidia GeForce GT430 (Mymax) 1GB RAM

4GBRAM

750GB HDD

 

 

So the problem is: after installing, my OSX just boots in safe mode otherwise it crashes.

This has something to do with graphics. When I used the HD4000 VGA output, it loaded, although the onboard GPU was not even recognized, and did not matter what I do. Stopped looking for solutions with the HD4000 when I did read that the VGA HD4000 won't work in a hackintosh.

So I got this GeForce with a friend. And I see the difference in performance, so I will stay with this.

 

When I boot with -v, it loads everything but freezes, the screen stuck.

When I boot with -v and -x, it loads everything and I can go on with OS X - with the 1024x768 resolution

 

Following this (http://www.osx86.net...working_...html) nothing changes, except that the GPU is recognized by system monitor (before, it was just a NVidia graphics 3MB, something like that), but I'm still stuck in the 1024x768 resolution.

 

So I tried to add strings. PCIRootUID must be 0 (following the terminal command), and GraphicsEnabler does not matter, there is no difference.

 

If I install this GeForce correctly, it will boot up without safe mode, is this the issue?

 

Also I'm not getting the GPU to work, its disturbing

 

Thanks for the help, and sorry for the bad english!



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I'm using UniBeast to install my Mountain Lion 10.8.0 hackintosh.

 

 

That explains everything.

 

If you use Voldemort's black magic, no surprise it eventually turns against you. Go search for relief in his castle if you want to keep on using his tools: perhaps himself or one of his horcruxes could help you better than any good people around here.

 

Now, if you want to try to do things the right way, just start over and follow this tutorial closely:      [Guide] The all-in-one guide to Vanilla OS X (including Chameleon + DSDT) for beginners.    

 

Good luck and welcome to Insanelymac!



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Ok, I will follow this tutorial as soon as I can. I also have read the reason why InsanelyMac does not support them, and I tottaly agree. But there's no way you can help me?

 

I think it's not that hard to get this Geforce working, I'm just not getting it

 

EDIT: Excelent tutorial, really! I will give a look soon! Thank you!



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That explains everything.

 

If you use Voldemort's black magic, no surprise it eventually turns against you. Go search for relief in his castle if you want to keep on using his tools: perhaps himself or one of his horcruxes could help you better than any good people around here.

 

Now, if you want to try to do things the right way, just start over and follow this tutorial closely:      [Guide] The all-in-one guide to Vanilla OS X (including Chameleon + DSDT) for beginners.    

 

Good luck and welcome to Insanelymac!

THANK YOUUUUUU

 

I was able to get the full resolution automatically, but no video acceleration (I don't know if this is because I'm running safe mode).

But I'm still stuck in safe mode! What can it be? Happens the same error.

 

Thank you again!



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Someone can help me?

 

I'm just able to boot in safe mode, with no QE/CI but full resolution. The GeForce was recognized via strings only!

But why the hell I'm only able to boot in safe mode? And I don't remember exactly, but I had a Mac, and I'm almost sure that QE/CI loads in safe mode...

 

I will edit this post and add some photos, just a minute

 

https://www.dropbox....13 16 24 04.jpg this is when I boot in safe mode, just before the login screen

 

https://www.dropbox....13 16 36 22.jpg this is when i boot in normal mode. The screen freezes here

 

Also, I have edited AppleGraphicsPowerManagement. I went to my smbios name string, and edited to the GT430 device & vendor ID. When I boot this way (in safe mode), I get a beautiful screen turned off =(

 

Thank you for the help!

 

 

EDIT: You can close this topic. Since it's a Graphics problem, I opened this topic, with some new things that happened: http://www.insanelym...e/#entry1932906



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Okay! Good to know it partially solved your issue!

 

Question: is your monitor VGA-only? OSX seems not to like VGA: try to use the DVI-D or HDMI ports.

 

Question 2: did you try simply using GraphicsEnabler=Yes (or No, if yes fails)? Obviously with no EFI strings and no patched AGPM...

 

Question 3: did you try simply installing these drivers, and only then boot with GE=Yes (or No): http://www.nvidia.co...03-driver.html? Again, with no EFI strings or patched AGPM.

 

If it's not enough to switch ports, install drivers and/or use GE=No (or Yes), i have an idea, but it will only be helpful if you have two monitors:

 

1) Enable the Intel HD4000 via DSDT as shown here (Toleda posts): http://www.insanelym...-the-same-time/. Delete all strings for the Geforce. If you're using NVEnabler, move it to the trash and repair permissions. If you patched AGPM, put the vanilla version back and trash the patched one;

2) Intal these drivers: http://www.nvidia.co...f03-driver.html

3) Hook both screens, one on the IGPU, other on your Geforce, and reboot;

4) Set the IGPU as primary, always turned on in the BIOS;

5) Add GraphicsEnabler=No to your boot flags;

6) Cross fingers: both screens should give you QE/CI.

 

Then you have to remember to always open the modeling software on the screen hooked on the Geforce card. Good luck!



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Okay! Good to know it partially solved your issue!

 

Question: is your monitor VGA-only? OSX seems not to like VGA: try to use the DVI-D or HDMI ports.

 

Question 2: did you try simply using GraphicsEnabler=Yes (or No, if yes fails)? Obviously with no EFI strings and no patched AGPM...

 

Question 3: did you try simply installing these drivers, and only then boot with GE=Yes (or No): http://www.nvidia.co...03-driver.html? Again, with no EFI strings or patched AGPM.

 

If it's not enough to switch ports, install drivers and/or use GE=No (or Yes), i have an idea, but it will only be helpful if you have two monitors:

 

1) Enable the Intel HD4000 via DSDT as shown here (Toleda posts): http://www.insanelym...-the-same-time/. Delete all strings for the Geforce. If you're using NVEnabler, move it to the trash and repair permissions. If you patched AGPM, put the vanilla version back and trash the patched one;

2) Intal these drivers: http://www.nvidia.co...f03-driver.html

3) Hook both screens, one on the IGPU, other on your Geforce, and reboot;

4) Set the IGPU as primary, always turned on in the BIOS;

5) Add GraphicsEnabler=No to your boot flags;

6) Cross fingers: both screens should give you QE/CI.

 

Then you have to remember to always open the modeling software on the screen hooked on the Geforce card. Good luck!

Hi! Help me, this is a big headache!

 

Q1 - There's no difference between VGA or DVI (until now. I will change)

 

Q2 - With graphics enabler I get the resolution and the device is recognized, but no QE/CI, and every graphic thing seems very slow.

 

Q3 - When I try to install it, it says "This computer will not support this NVIDIA graphics solution."

 

I would try these steps, but I don't have two screens =(

 

I have posted more things in the new topic: http://www.insanelym...e/#entry1932906



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Extract and install the drivers from the package using an app called Pacifist. The GT430 should be pretty straightforward, since it's a Fermi card.

 

One last idea: try Clover EFI (or UEFI, if your mobo supports it) bootloader: it has the fame of auto-detecting difficult cards. Simply install Clover on a FAT-formatted USB stick to avoid lose your current bootloader, and boot from the USB stick. More info here: http://www.insanelym...2-instructions/ and help here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/284656-clover-general-discussion/

 

All the best!



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Extract and install the drivers from the package using an app called Pacifist. The GT430 should be pretty straightforward, since it's a Fermi card.

 

One last idea: try Clover EFI (or UEFI, if your mobo supports it) bootloader: it has the fame of auto-detecting difficult cards. Simply install Clover on a FAT-formatted USB stick to avoid lose your current bootloader, and boot from the USB stick. More info here: http://www.insanelym...2-instructions/ and help here: http://www.insanelym...ral-discussion/

 

All the best!

Hi! Installing the NVidiadrivers from the package led me to the same frozen error than booting without safe mode. What can be going on?



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SOOOLVED

 

I booted in windows and I repaired HD4000 was still turned on. So I disabled all its features in BIOS and here we go!

 

I could not boot without safe mode because IntelHD4000 kexts was loading and for sure led to a KP

 

Now the GeForce is 100% working!

 

EDIT: I guess it's good to explain this in the official guide for those who has HDxxxx + PCI GPU







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