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So, hello guys!  :)

 

I successfully managed installed Snow Leopard before on my old Dell Latitude E6500, although it took me 6 months... This time I have a better laptop, and I want to get Mavericks running here.

 

I made a Mavericks bootable USB using myHack, but it didn't work. I got stuck at "Still waiting for root input". I followed the instructions at myHack page but they were of no help.

 

P.S, that appears at installation. Without -v added, I'm just stuck at the Apple logo with the rotating loading thing, and then there's a big circle with / inside it, and that's all.

 

Can someone please help me with that?

 

My specifications:

 

Processor: Intel Core i7-3632QM

RAM: 8 GB DDR3

Graphics: Dual Graphics, Intel Ivybridge and AMD Radeon 7730M

 

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7, dual booting using GRUB.

 

Let me know if you need any more details.

 

Thanks in advance.  :)



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hello

 

only works intel hd4000

 

and to boot u must find the right ig-platform-id for the graphics

 

or remove from installer

 

appleintelhd*

 

http://www.insanelym...ig-platform-id/

 

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hello

 

only works intel hd4000

 

and to boot u must find the right ig-platform-id for the graphics

 

or remove from installer

 

appleintelhd*

 

http://www.insanelym...ig-platform-id/

 

good hack

 

I'm lost. Shouldn't this be post-installing? :/ Why does this happen with the installer itself?



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hello

 

if u gonna see in the installer it have the kext..

 

and u must do it again after install

 

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I followed your advice and deleted the AppleIntelHD* kexts, now I'm stuck with "Still waiting for root device" problem. Here's a picture.

 

k8TTDCK.jpg

 

I followed myHack's guide which advised to add USBBusFix=Yes as a boot flag, that was the result. Still stuck at "Still waiting for root device"...

 

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I got over the problem by using these boot flags.

 

npci=x2000 -v -x UseKernelCache=No cpus=1

 

Now I'm stuck with a kernel panic...

 

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hello

 

boot

 

-f -v npci=x2000 GraphicsEnabler=No

 

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hello

 

boot

 

-f -v npci=x2000 GraphicsEnabler=No

 

good hack

 

I tried that already, didn't work.

 

I followed this guide though, http://www.insanelym...20-ml-10821083/ . I reached the installer screen successfully and I was able to choose the language, but then the installer crashed with a log file that I couldn't save. I'm gonna try using myHack to "remove problematic extensions" and then try again. If it didn't work I'll take a picture and post it here.

 

Also, thanks!  :)



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It didn't work. Here are some of the error lines.

Language Chooser[349]: Could not read prev-lang:kbd to set keyboard

Unknown[350]: Setting boot completed.

Language Chooser[349]: Could not write to /var/log/CDIS.custom

Unknown[367]: Launching the Installer Crash Log Viewer



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Here's a photo.

 

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I followed that tutorial again, using Pandora this time. I was able to get to the installer screen, but my keyboard didn't work. However, I wasn't able to install as I used an MBR partition table. I'm going to install the kexts that allow it to be installed on MBR and try again.

 

Regarding the keyboard issue, any help with that?



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Alright, I've been able to boot again using the Pandora installer, and ONLY the IOUSBFamily.kext and IOUSBMassStorage.kext files from the USB.zip file in the topic linked above, however, I got stuck with a kernel panic as I booted.

 

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Installer log file is attached.

 

Thanks :)

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Following this article, http://www.insanelym...allation-guide/ , I copied the perl code, booted into my installation USB, and patched the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext on the Mac OS X partition. Nothing changed.



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hello

 

have u try again ?

 

cpus=1

 

and try to remove from installer all

 

AMDRadeon* and ATI*

 

AppleIntelHD*, AppleIntelSNB* and AppleIntelFramebuffer*

 

and maybe u must use a usb kext for usb 3

 

     GenericUSBXHCI USB 3.0 driver for OS X with source    

 

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That didn't work. It's still the same.

 

I'm not using any USB 3 port while booting so I don't think that's a problem, I didn't download it for that reason.



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I've repaired permissions using the disk utility (although I supposedly configured them correctly. However, I was able to boot successfully.

 

Now I'm stuck with a problem where neither my keyboard nor my mouse work. I've tried repairing permissions again, but that was of no use. How can I make the thing load ApplePS2Controller, which I copied (and I configured its permissions) from the USB?


I've recently tried booting with UseKernelCache=No or -f or -x. Any of these flags cause AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement kernel panic. I believe I'm lost.



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Any help, please?



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hello

 

try to use this kext

 

http://www.mediafire...Family.kext.zip

 

boot

 

-f

 

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I gave up trying to install Mavericks, but now I can't even install Mountain Lion.

 

Using stakeout5.com guide, I ended up with a kernel panic. Using MyHack, I ended up with a kernel panic, too. Pandora doesn't work and it closes after copying OSInstall.mpkg

 

I'm frustrated. Isn't there any possible way to make this work?



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