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  1. I'm getting the same issue (I started a thread about it but no one replied except this guy). I'd say my computer's set up pretty well as far as compatibility goes. I've got an 8800 GTS, the UD3R, and an Apple wifi card. The actual error shows up in the logs as something like 'Timeout waiting for iokit to be quiet'. There's a few threads about it knocking around on the net but I haven't seen any with a solution. To be honest I keep meaning to get around to wiping it and starting again.
  2. Hi guys, I've had this problem for ages now and it's been stopping me from bothering with my OSX86 install so I've finally decided to come back and try to nail it. About 50% of the time I start my Hackintosh up it takes about 6-7 minutes to boot and when it does I have no wifi, no keyboard, and the mouse moves but won't click on anything and the dock doesn't magnify when I hover over it. After about another five minutes the mouse and keyboard start working but the wifi never starts, it's just as if there's no card installed. Looking though the system log (which I've pasted here: http://pastebin.com/FZGqDrPP) I see a "Timeout waiting for IOKit to be quiet" line which Googling around seems like something others struggle with as well but I've never been able to find a fix that works for me. I suspect there may be something further up in that log as well because it complains about not being able to connect to the internet before the Timeout message. I forget exactly which wifi card I have but it's showing up in About This Mac as an Atheros 9280 (Airport Extreme) and it is something I bought specifically to get it working under OSX. I'd really appreciate any input at all on this as I'm so close to getting this Hackintosh perfect. Thanks.
  3. Hi, I've got Lion working pretty well but I do have a few issues that mostly come down to problematic kexts I think as they worked fine in SL. I keep getting the "Timeout waiting for IOKit to be quiet" error and I'm hoping this can be fixed simply by going back to an SL kext. I also have problems with my sound as the ports seem to be the wrong ways around, again, these worked in SL. I also seem to get a bunch of other kext related errors on a verbose boot sometimes which I'd like to be able to go through and sort out. Problem is I had a bit of a ball-ache getting Lion working and I'd really not want to have to wipe it again just to get a few poxy files. Is there an online resource where I can just download them all and sort it out without all that hassle. I've looked at www.kext.com but there's all sorts of files there including modded ones and no real way of sorting them. Not to mention I couldn't find most of what I wanted on there anyway, modded or not. Failing this, what would also be really good would be a method of extracting them from an SL install image. Cheers guys, I really appreciate any help.
  4. Twinnie

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    Are you loading it in verbose mode using the -v boot flag? Or is it happening after the GUI has loaded? I'm pretty sure that all of the stuff that needs to be done on a Mac can be done using a combination on Linux and MacDrive for Windows. There's probably a way of accessing and editing an HFS+ partition completely in Linux but I haven't found a decent solution yet.
  5. Hi guys, hoping someone here can help me out, I'm having two problems which just won't leave me alone. 1. Sound doesn't work. Following this guide exactly and I just can't get it working. I have exactly the same motherboard used for this guide but the best I can get is having the devices listed (digital out, line in, line in, line out) but no sound coming out. Most of the time with my fiddling I just don't get anything listed. 2. Sometimes when I start my computer (but every time over the last few reboots) when I start up the computer I have no wifi and the mouse and keyboard won't work. The keyboard does nothing, the mouse will move around but I can't click on anything and the dock doesn't zoom when I hover over it. It works eventually and the dock starts hovering and I can click and stuff but the wifi still doesn't work. The wifi should work fine, it normally does, and it's an Apple Airport Extreme card. I've read of people having similar issues where they get an error message that says "Timeout waiting for IOKit to be quiet" but, assuming that comes in through a verbose boot screen, I'm not seeing that although I'm assuming for now that that is my issue but I don't see why no one else in this thread has the same problem. I've gotten to the point now where I've fiddled that much a reinstall might be in order but I'd love it if someone could help me just get this working. Thanks. *Edit* Fiddling round with this I've just realised that my sound is working but it's coming out of the wrong port. Rather than coming out of the line out port it's coming out of the c/sub port. At least I don't think it's supposed to be doing that, normally I just go for the lime green one and it works.
  6. Cheers guys, reinstalling as using MBR made it work straight away. For some reason my EFI partition seems to have disappeared when looking at it using "diskutil list" but to be honest I'm not too fussed about that, I'll just make sure to back up my Extras folder and I should be fine. If I can get the sound working and updates installed then I'll have my most successful Hackintosh so far.
  7. Well to be honest the whole EFI thing is something that I've never been to clear about. My Hackinstosh has usually worked when I've followed instruction and stuff and EFI is just some word I've heard knocking around of which I only have a "theoretical" understanding. My board is a GA-EP45-UD3R Rev 1.1 and from what the Wikipedia page says about uEFI I'm assuming I have it as my board is probably late 2009 or thereabouts. I've actually changed my motherboard lately from an nForce jobby so I thought that might be why my chainloading wasn't working now but I did use GUID this time rather than MBR just because it was the way things seemed to be going. Might I have better luck with MBR then?
  8. Well I fixed the problem with the wonky disk orders. It was a case of installing Intel Rapid Storage Technology (I'm on a P45) and it didn't fix it. I have four HDs in my computer: HD1 - Windows HD2 - Archive HD3 - Mac OS HD4 - Ubuntu It dawned on me last night that obviously I can just use the boot menu to get to the Chameleon I've been trying to use (got a kernel panic from it but I can probably fix that) but after buying a new wifi card and motherboard I was really hoping to get it close to perfection and having to do a workaround with the boot would really bother me, especially since I remote into my computer a lot and I was planning on using iReboot to be able to switch operating system remotely. @verdant When you get to Chameleon did you just use chain0 or did you get the BCD to actually boot another drive from scratch?
  9. Well in my efforts to get it working I actually have Chameleon on my Mac partition as well as the EFI partition and I'll use whichever one I can get working. I have considered using Chameleon for my main boot manager but Windows is the only really stable part of my computer and having to make sure OS X was working just to edit my boot menu would bother me, especially as Windows is by and far my main OS. Now I don't really know a lot about chain loading, is it in no way possible to use the Windows 7 BCD just to tell the computer to boot using a different HD instead (I don't think it is)? What I think may be part of the problem is that the order of my disks comes up differently in Windows as it does in Mac. When in Mac they come up in the same order as they're in my SATA ports: Windows Archive (Just an NTFS drive for dropping files into, no boot sector or anything) Mac OS X Ubuntu In Windows they come up wrong for some reason: Mac OS X Archive Windows Ubuntu Is it likely that chain0 would be respecting the disk order from the Windows layout and moving from Windows then moving onwards from that and ending, not looping around to try and boot the Mac drive. It's not the extended partition on the Ubuntu drive causing it to fail (i.e. that whole rule where you can't have the Mac partition after an extended partition) because it still fails with the Ubuntu partition removed. Thanks for the help so far.
  10. EasyBCD creates it's own folder in your root Windows drive, on mine it's at the path c:\nst and inside there there's an nst_mac.iso, it's a bootable iso that contains Chameleon. You can read more about it from the developer (Computer Guru) here: http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6327&page=1 I want it installed on the EFI partition so I can image it when it's working and if I stuff up my OSX86 (I do that a lot) I can just whack my old EFI image to make my booting easy as it's always the bit I have trouble with and I like to keep things modular like this.
  11. I'm having problem getting Hackintosh to boot without using a CD or USB, namely because I seem to require a more up-to-date version of Chameleon but I'm getting a chain booting error and while I can get to 'normal' Chameleon using EasyBCD it uses an old version of Chameleon for it's weird workaround way which doesn't work for my comp. I tried updating to the latest beta version of EasyBCS which supposedly uses a more recent version of Chameleon but that still isn't recent enough, not to mention I'd rather have a Hackintosh as close to vanilla as possible. I followed some instruction I found to manually install Chameleon but I'm still getting a chain boot error, I'm not sure if that's because I didn't install properly or what but the instructions did seem to be pretty out of date. I've used a piece of software to sort of mount my EFI partition (I think it does it by imaging the EFI partition and mounting it, which I'm led to believe is a common way of doing it). This would be ideal for me to use the Chameleon installer but the installer doesn't find the EFI partition that I mounted (or whatever) and I can't seem to find a way of manually forcing it to install to the place I choose, it'll only use the drives it lists. Can anyone help me out getting Chameleon onto my EFI partition and get rid of the chain booting error please? Thanks.
  12. Sorry to have to make a begging thread to throw in with all the other but I've been working on this for ages and I haven't really gotten anywhere. I'm installing from a USB using the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R and I'm following the guide on here which reports that no one else is having my problem, at least not anyone who's posted in that thread. The things I've tried (in assorted combinations) are: -x cpus=1 npci=0x2000 graphicsenabler=no Removing other hard drives and DVD drive All sorts of Chameleon versions Removing PCI cards Disabling sound Copying various kexts from my SL install I didn't fiddle with a lot of the files because a few zipz were provided in the guide that should contain everything I need. The graphics card is an 8800GTS which has always worked fine so I left it in here. The final text I'm getting is as follows, I always get an instant reboot a split second after this text so this is ripped from me filming the final moments. If anyone can go through it and just find a clue for me to chase up, I'm really not sure where to go from where I am. Thanks.
  13. Hi Guys, following this guide to the letter (I think) but I'm having trouble getting the installer to boot. I've experienced several different causes for it stopping in my efforts to fix it but there does seem to be an element of randomness in it, sometimes it gets stuck on some PCI Configuration thing, though a restart and reseating of the USb stick seems to fix this. Other than that I either get a kernel panic or a quick restart without any prompt. When I was getting the kernel panics it seemed to mention drivers for my sound and my wifi so I've disabled the sound and removed the wifi card and it seems to have narrowed it down to the auto-reboot thing. I've managed to film it and provided a screenshot of the last bit of text before the screen blacks out but I can't really see anything that would indicate to me what's going wrong. If anyone could take a look I'd appreciate it.
  14. Twinnie

    What network cards work?

    The whole LAN thing's really awkward for me as it means picking up my whole PC along with keyboard and everything and taking it downstairs to where my router is and setting it all up just to download a driver. I'm lumbered with this using my current wifi card (another Broadcom job) and I was hoping to find some mythical wifi card that will work in Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS OOTB. Sounds like Broadcom will always present a problem with Ubuntu and from what I've googled Atheros cards are problematic in Mac OS. Anyone know of anything else, or even specific Broadcom or Atheros cards I can rely on? Wireless N ones? Thanks.
  15. Twinnie

    What network cards work?

    Any idea how it (or any other Apple mini pci card) works in Ubuntu? I assume it works fine in Windows.