I know loads of users has been successful in installing Mountain Lion on this hardware (See my signature), however not me!
Whatever I try in whatever way I never manage to boot up a GUI (except maybe two times in safe mode),
the framebuffer is left uninitialized and the boot up procedure is left hanging at;
[IOBluetoothHCIController][start] -- completed
First of all I updated my EFI firmware to 2.70 (cstate writeable patched by Samisnake).
Second, I unplugged my Radeon HD 5770 Video Adapter and all other harddrives not needed for this installation.
Third, I cleared the CMOS completely and changed ONLY these settings in the EFI UI:
- North Bridge Configuration
- Share memory - 64MB
- Render Standby - Disabled
- Storage Configuration
- Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T - Enabled
- SATA2_2 (The port which my target harddrive is plugged in on)
- Hot Plug - Disabled
- Intel® Rapid Start Technology
- Intel® Rapid Start Technology - Disabled
- Super IO Configuration
- Serial Port - Disabled
- North Bridge Configuration
I managed to get all installers I've tried to boot with the flags -v -f PCIRootUID=0 and the installation goes well and all,
however I can't manage to boot up my system after installation.
At first I tried with a ##### built installer, which failed to boot my final installation.
Then I tried an installer built with myHack 3.2 Beta 8, which not only failed to boot my installation but also failed to install Chameleon.
So after 10 hours of fiddling with those two installers, researching and going at again (think I might've reinstalled ML about 30 times now)
I decided to roll my own Vanilla ML installation flash drive, just to be sure EXACTLY what I'm including and what might cause it.
So I followed this guide with a few minor differences;
- In step 2.C.4 I went with a MacMini6,1 SMBios default as recommended on various threads with similar hardware.
- Since I've already got working CPU Power Management from the patched EFI firmware I didn't bother using NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
- I'm using Chameleon v2.2svn 2247
Now, I don't know the policy on this board for posting SMBios configs and such so i posted both org.chameleon.Boot.plist and SMBios.plist here.
Trying to boot without the Kernel Cache (-f gives me);
Kext com.apple.iokit.IOAcceleratorFamily - library kext com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicFamily not found. Can't load kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD4000Graphics - failed to resolve library dependencies. Kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD4000Graphics failed to load (0xdc00800e). Failed to load kext com.apple.driver.AppleIntelHD4000Graphics (error 0xdc00800e). Couldn't alloc class "IntelAccelerator" Kext com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController - library kext com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicFamily not found. Can't load kext com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController - failed to resolve library dependencies. Kext com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController failed to load (0xdc00800e). Failed to load kext com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController (error 0xdc00800e). Couldn't alloc class "AppleHDAController"