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Specs are:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3470 CPU 
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 
Memory: Corsair XMS3 CMX16GX3M2A1600C11 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1600 
Video card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 Windforce 3GB 
2 Hard drives: ADATA 120GB SSD + 500GB SEAGATE SATA 
Power supply: Corsair TX750 V2 750W PSU 

 

Any assistance would be appreciated

 

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I can only boot in safe mode and Graphicsenabler=No...otherwise can't boot. Pls help what should I do? I didn't run ##### yet

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I may be a total noob... But... I do believe for anyone to help further we need a photo of what happens when you try to boot normally.



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the screen reboots and flashes too fast for me to see what happens when I boot with -v



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Well... That's out of what I know how to help with. And I've been googling hackintosh related stuff for about a week trying to get mine working.



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you can try with the on-board graphics in the Bios setting with the first display is

IGFX and

internal display Enable and the

 

 

GraphicsEnabler=No boot flag

 

hope this help you.



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I rather not use the onboard - my monitor only supports dual-link DVI connection



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What kvonlee meant is set you onboard/integrated GPU as primary in bios settings. Your monitor still connected to your AMD. Boot with GE=No or GI=No (Clover) and see the result. One more thing, don't forget to disable Lucid Virtu in bios also.



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No option to set integrated gpu as primary in my bios


I haven't installed a bootloader - let me try that



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Just reinstalled Mavericks on the drive again. I can boot in safe mode and I get full resolution just not full GFX acceleration so I know my video card is supported.

 

However, when I run the latest bootloader of Chameleon - Chameleon 2.2 svn r2266 I reboot without myHack - I get a boot 0 error..please help?



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Your 7950 should works. boot0:error is quite common, just google how to fix it.



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I am returning my SATA drive which has the 4k sectors and going to exchange it for a Crucial SSD. I will try the install again tonight - hopefully Mavericks detects the SSD as the only way to boot into the myHack Mavericks install is with the -x flag - thanks for the help



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Please help
If I use myhack I can only get to the installer with GraphicsEnabler=No -x. I installed Mavericks to my new SSD drive which it detected.

I can also only boot into Mavericks GM with GraphicsEnabler=No -x and if I go to about my Mac it shows I have a 7xxx video card

I have a 7950...please help what should I do?

Should I install a boot loader? If so which one?
Also almost boots with GraphicsEnabler=No ATIConfig=Chutoro -v but doesn't boot past AMDTahitiGraphicsAccerlator device slot1***

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What was happening when you boot without -x ?

 

Have you tried set IGPU to init fist (or as primary) in bios? Make sure you disable Lucid Virtu/Multi-monitor in bios also :)



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If I boot without -x I get memory allocation error and that my amd video card posted

Haven't tried setting the integrated gpu as primary but don't think there is way to do so with my msi board
If I boot without -x I get memory allocation error and that my amd video card posted

Haven't tried setting the integrated gpu as primary but don't think there is way to do so with my msi board

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what happens if you use -x GraphicsEnabler=Yes or add ATY_init?



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I'll test it again in the morning

What do you mean add ATY_init? Is that something I should add to the boot flag

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ATY_init is a ATI kext i used to use until my 6570 was supported in lion natively...



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I shouldn't have to use that kext in mavericks should be natively supported

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Its almost impossible to tell whether something will work in os x.

someone with a gtx 285 couldnt get it to work in Mavericks but it worked in ML.



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Also almost boots with GraphicsEnabler=No ATIConfig=Chutoro -v but doesn't boot past AMDTahitiGraphicsAccerlator device slot1***

 

How about different framebuffer? Aji/Hamachi/Dashimaki/Futomaki. I use the last one for my 7870xt but with GE=Yes (GI=Yes precisely in Clover). Otherwise it will use generic radeon framebuffer.







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