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About DiscoStew

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  1. Will using Ozmosis work to upgrade my (almost) flawless Mountain Lion build? My specs are: GA-Z77X-UD5H w/ FW14 ; INTEL I7-3770K; GEFORCE 660TI; FUSION DRIVE (INTEL 335 SERIES 240GB SSD + 1T SEAGATE); PATRIOT VIPER 1600MHZ 16GB (2X8); It is my understanding that FW14 is the firmware of choice for this type of install?!
  2. I am wanting to move up to Maverick from Mountain Lion on my Hackintosh, but I am not sure how to proceed. My current install is glitchy (can't get screen resolution to match my monitor {1920x1080} and I always need to manually enter GE=NO to get a successful boot). To top things off, I don't know if I set-up my Fusion drive properly and don't know if there is a way to test Fusion to make sure it is working. It is worth noting that I started this Hacintosh last year, and then put it aside since it was glitchy. So there is nothing that I need to worry about saving from the HDD fusion if I need to "unfuse" or delete my Fusion set-up. My hardware is as follows (also in my signature below): GA-Z77X-UD5H; INTEL I7-3770K; GEFORCE 660TI; FUSION DRIVE (INTEL 335 SERIES 240GB SSD + 1T SEAGATE); PATRIOT VIPER 1600MHZ 16GB (2X8); My questions are: 1) How can I test my Fusion set-up to know that it is working properly? 2) Do I need to, or should I, delete my current ML install before doing the Maverick install? 3) Do I need a custom DSDT for my mobo? (I was under the impression that this mobo didn't need one...please correct me if I'm wrong) 4) What installer seems to work best? (there seems to be more branches of installers available than what I remember last year) I started following the guide by iFire and ios9 ( http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/296469-noobs-guide-how-to-install-os-x-mavericks-from-scratch-in-progress) but am not sure about instaling over ML...or wipe the Fusion HDD clean first. Cheer, Stew
  3. Where do i get the "kexts to Solve problems" folder as seen in the video for part III? I am trying to follow this tutorial to the tee. Cheers, Stew
  4. Ummm...I think I have a problem ...well, another problem. Name : FUAppleFUsion Type : Logical Volume Group Disk Status : Online Total Capacity : 1.24 TB (1,239,574,347,776 Bytes) Free Space : 90 KB (90,112 Bytes) Physical Backing : disk0s2,disk1s2 Note the "Free Space" of only 90 KB. I think something has gone sour with my Fusion Set-up. What should I do next?
  5. Thanks iFire Is there a way I can test my Fusion set-up to make sure it is functioning properly? I would like to keep it set that way...as long as I know it's working properly and not causing more isues. IF my Fusion is working correctly, should I reformat my fusion drive and start vanilla install? Is there a way to do this like an "Upgrade install?" I have nothing on there that needs to be kept (since I never used this hackintosh ;( ) so wiping it clean is an option. Thanks for the help
  6. Sorry for digging up my old post (from a year ago), but I had put this project aside and am now getting back to it. My problem still persists. I still need to manually enter GE=No to get a successful boot. I have tried the above mentioned commands, but still no love on startup. I tried the code that iFire provided, but still nothing How can I delete everything, including my Fusion setup and start over? If i have to do it all again, I might as well use Mavericks instead on Mountain Lion.
  7. Howdy Hackintoshers I sat my hackintosh aside for a while after getting stressed with it not working out as I hoped it would. But now I finally decided to get back to it, but I need to get everything back to zero so I can start fresh. My system will not boot to the desktop, so I need some guidance on how to delete everything (incuding my Fusion set-up). Cheers, Stew ps...I still have my USB stick with OSX Mountain Lion installer. My hardware list is in my signature footer.
  8. Alright....finally had a chance to try some of the suggestions that were made here. First I tried iFire's suggestion: new-host-5:~ FUApple$ diskutil eraseVolume "HFS+" "EFI" /dev/disk0s1 Started erase on disk0s1 Unmounting disk Error: -5344: MediaKit reports not enough space on device for requested operation So I'm not sure what was suppose to happen Cheers, Stew
  9. Sorry for being a noob on this stuff, but will the eraseVolume ruin my fusion set-up? If I can't get everything up to speed by the end of this weekend I will probably restart everything from scratch. (ie un-fuse my fusion drive/reformat everything/start again). Since once I get this issue solved, I still need to sort out some other minor bugs like wake from sleep. Cheers, Stew
  10. @Lejenk Thanks for the reply I wasn't sure if there was something more I needed to do. I haven't had a chance to work on my Hackintosh this week. I will try it and report back. Cheers, Stew
  11. Thanks for the replies. I am not sure what meknb was suggesting I do. (Sorry, but I am not knowledgable about the use of Console and what the different commands are) So for ease of describing what I should be doing, here is what i saw in the console, but don't have a clue what to do next. The drive named PANDA is my USB boot loader. Disk2 is my fusion drive named "FUsedFUApple" Last login: Sun Apr 21 13:21:30 on ttys000 new-host-5:~ FUApple$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *240.1 GB disk0 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage 239.7 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Boot OS X 134.2 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk1 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage 999.9 GB disk1s2 3: Apple_Boot Boot OS X 134.2 MB disk1s3 /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS FUsedFUApple *1.2 TB disk2 /dev/disk3 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *15.7 GB disk3 1: Apple_HFS Panda 15.7 GB disk3s1 new-host-5:~ FUApple$ mkdir /Volumes/efi mkdir: /Volumes/efi: File exists new-host-5:~ FUApple$ sudo mount_hfs /dev/disk0s1 usage: mount_hfs [-xw] [-u user] [-g group] [-m mask] [-e encoding] [-t tbuffer-size] [-j] [-c] [-o options] special-device filesystem-node -j disables journaling; -c disables group-commit for journaling new-host-5:~ FUApple$ So what do I do next in console? Cheers, Stew
  12. @3.14r2 I don't think there is....but after several dozen installs/reformats/reinstalls....I can't say for sure. The only plist i have worked with is in my EXTRAS folder. Is there a way for me to search my hackintosh for a possible second instance? I guess I could edit something else on that plist and see what happens (just to make sure that it is the plist the boot sequence is looking at)...any suggestions as to what would be editable and not destructive to all the hours of swearing I have put into this build? I also plan to try setting things up using the IGFX instead of the 660Ti. This way I might be able to tell if it is my graphics card as the issue or something else. Thoughts? Cheers, Stew
  13. I have that in the org.chameleon.boot.plist. I have checked and rechecked for any typos, yet it doesn't seem to work. I have done no DSDT edits. From the "Other Guys" site, I was under the impression that the mobo I have did not need any DSDT edits. Could someone point me in the right direction on this? I will check that out tonight I hope I can get this all resolved over the weekend. Cheers, Stew
  14. Howdy Folks When I first decided to build my own Hackintosh, I (admittedly) used the methods and resources from the "Other guys" website. Unfortunately, getting help from that forum has been nearly non-existent. So on to my question....Will I be able to use the software and guides from insanelymac to finish getting my hackintosh up and running? Or will I have to reformat my fusion drive and start again from scratch? My hardware is in my signature.... My only outstanding ML issues are: 1) Must manually enter GraphicsEnabler=No to get a full boot (or else it freezes after the Apple logo screen tries to transition to the login screen) GE=No is in my boot.plist 2) Wake from sleep not working I'm hoping to get these issues resolved without wiping everything clean and starting again...been at this for over 3 weeks and still can't get decent support from the "Other Guys" website. So i decided to come to Insanelymac for a better product and support. Feel free to ask me for more info if it will help. Cheers, Stew
  15. Howdy Folks, I am having a few small problems that I hope someone can help me to resolve. PROBLEM 1) I have to always interrupt my boot to set GE=No. If i don't, then I will get the white splash screen with the apple logo, and then freeze on a plain white screen instead of getting the login screen. I do have GraphicsEnabler=No in my boot list. My bios is set to PEG and not IGFX. I have my hackintosh connected to a TV (via HDMI) instead of a monitor, and have noticed that my 660Ti momentarily stops sending a signal (at the transition from the Apple logo screen). This is evident since the TV display will suddenly show "HDMI1" as though it had lost, and then suddenly found, a signal. PROBLEM 2) Wake from sleep not working. To be honest, I haven't spent too much time working on this issue yet. I figure that getting Issue #1 looked after first was more important. I don't know if its worth noting this or not, but I also have my drives set in a Fusion set-up. Cheers, Stew