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  1. Only boots from USB

    1. Legacy 2. Clover settings said 10.10.11, so changed it to 10.11, but no change. 3. I will look into the EFI - That is a good start. -Thanks! I will work through your ideas and see how it goes.
  2. I have El Capitan installed (upgraded from Yosemite), and everything works great when I insert the USB drive - it boots from the HD, then switches over to the USB loader, and I can boot into El Capitan - all good. If I remove the USB and boot, it goes into Clover (latest version), I can select OSX, it gets to the logo, then goes into panic and reboots. It's fairly quick, but I can see SuperVIAATA compiled by Niresh in the first few lines. I know this isn't much to go on, but any thoughts on how I could get what is going on with the USB Clover to the hard drive? I'm thinking it is driver/kext related, because I tried taking a picture of all the start settings and applying it to the HD Clover start settings for OSX, but it still panicked. In Yosemite, I used Chameleon, and booted directly from the HD. Haven't had the same luck with Clover/El Capitan.
  3. Boot1 Error - Resource busy

    I got past this - now it's giving me a kernel panic, talks about nvcard not recognized, etc. I can still boot from USB. I wish we could just copy settings from the USB stick and be done with it! Edit: For those of you that are wondering - I booted to recovery, mounted the main volume from the disk utility, dropped to shell, copied boot1h from the directory to a local drive/directory, dismounted the main volume, then ran the command.
  4. I have an upgraded hackintosh (El Capitan - Clover) - Everything works great, but I cannot boot directly from the hard drive (boot1 error). I had this issue when I installed Mavericks as well, and I believe the fix is as follows: sudo dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk1s2 Here's where the problem comes in: When I attempt to do this, I get "the resource is busy." I expect this because the drive is the operating system drive. But how do I overcome this? I tried dropping to the clover shell, but that doesn't appear to have the full OS X shell on it. Thoughts?
  5. Chameleon Default boot timeout issue

    Excellent. Thank you!
  6. I installed Yosemite using the v2 Chameleon Yosemite installer from this board with no issues; however, I am having an issue with the timeout on Chameleon. No matter what I do, there is no timeout, it just sits and waits. Any thoughts? The following is my boot.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>ShowInfo</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1920x1080x32</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>No</string> <key>Instant Menu</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Legacy Logo</key> <string>No</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>kext-dev-mode=1 darkwake=0</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Default Partition</key> <string>TLHMac</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>LoginToLion</string> </dict> </plist>
  7. Clover - Non-UEFI

    Well, I wished that worked... The easy Yosemite Chameleon installer installs everything great on the USB drive, but when I boot to it, it goes to a black screen and reboots :/
  8. Clover - Non-UEFI

    Thanks for the tip, but it wasn't working with Clover (and I believe a boot 1 error is a little different than a boot 0, right?). I attempted to use the identical settings as the USB drive for a hard drive install, and that was a no go as well. Right now I am booting from SATA 2... I may try swapping the hard drives and see if that makes a difference. I don't know - it's been frustrating. Yosemite install crashes after the first reboot as well - it goes by too quickly to see why.
  9. Clover - Non-UEFI

    I have been attempting to replace my old Chameleon loader with Clover in preparation for Yosemite. I downloaded Clover R2953, and have attempted to install it with a few different options, and they all end up the same: "Boot 1 Error." I reinstall Chameleon using the Chameleon wizard, and the Boot 1 Error goes away. Given that this motherboard is not UEFI, I don't believe any UEFI options would be useful, so what is the secret sauce to getting Clover installed? It works great from the USB drive I installed Clover on, but once I use the wizard to install it on the hard drive, no dice. On an off note, I think based on images I've seen, that Yosemite is ugly as sin, but I'm betting if you want to stay current with Apple, you're going to need to get on board. I have a hackintosh based on a P6T Deluxe with a Xeon x5660 (12 cores for virtualizing additional machines!), NV GT 610 (originally, it was going to be a Steam streamer), 12 GB of RAM, and 2x 500GB SATA hard drives. Windows 8.1 on one drive (Parallels picked it up and virtualized it), and OSX 10.9.5 on the other.
  10. Won't boot OSX (DualB) without USB...

    That's true, but that brings up a good point as well. If you are thinking that once Yosemite goes RTM that you're going to upgrade, it would probably be best to go GUID. It looks like they got Chameleon up on Yosemite as well with a standard BIOS: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298753-boot-usb-os-x-yosemite-chameleon/
  11. Won't boot OSX (DualB) without USB...

    I'm pretty sure it was GUID (once again, will have to confirm at home). Before the OSX install, I wiped out every partition and created the new partition with the installer defaults, and formatted as Extended Journaled. You are right on the Windows front - if I just disable that drive entirely and work on getting Mac to boot first, I won't need to concern myself with it at this time. Vanilla would look a lot more inviting approaching it from that direction.
  12. Won't boot OSX (DualB) without USB...

    I'm not in front of it right this second, but I'm 90% sure it's: ST3500641AS-RK (for Disk1 - OSX drive) - I'll double check when I get home and update, but given I bought a Seagate 500Gb SATA 3Gbps internal from Best Buy for $50, that's a pretty solid guess. That being the case, we'd be looking at 512 based on the ST3500641AS specs. I went for AHCI (the default config for the machine was already set to AHCI). Disk0 (Windows/boot) is the original... I'd have to dig up what that is. I believe Chameleon Wizard was one of the installs I tried, and I believe it threw an error, but I'll look into it later today. Yeah, I'm guessing that Vanilla is likely the 'best' answer. The only thing that stops me from doing that is having to pull out the key on my W8.1 (I have too many keys and can't figure out which goes to which machine - hello Belarc), and having to figure out what it started out life as (do I need to burn W8, or was it from the W8.1 disc?). Yeah, minor, I know... just a little pain in the butt, but if I can get guaranteed love, then that might be the way to go. I know that my build has been used a few times successfully (that's what prompted me to do this). What kills me is that I have a *perfect* OSX machine up and running, sans boot... Thanks!
  13. OK, so I have read through the guides (and I think I read through them before.) I'd rather not start over if I don't have to (specifically on the Windows side), so here we go... I had W8.1 installed on my machine ("hacknstream" in sig), and decided to make this a dualboot OSX. I purchased a second HD (because I heard this was easier) to install OSX on. I started off with the Niresh ISO that wouldn't boot when burned to USB, so I downloaded the dmg, and while it would boot, I'd always get a panic. So... I mounted the dmg (MacDrive), found some kexts for my PC and copied them in. Failure. I mounted the dmg again, copied kexts from the ISO to the dmg using MacDrive - perfection! Installed OSX, and with my USB still defaulted on boot, I was able to get in, update to 10.9.4, and everything worked beautifully (sound, acceleration, usb, everything). Pulled out the USB, didn't work - straight to Windows. I installed EasyBCD and went to town - 8.1 menu item, 10.9 menu item (MBR). Upon reboot, I had the two options and went for Mac - Chameleon loader (and 2.0 at that?). I hit a key to continue, and it would sit for a while, flash an error for a split second: efi_inject_get_devprop_string NULL trying stringdata (took me many reboots to get it to pause at that). -v option at boot flips through hundreds of kext items, and then just split-second reboots. I made the OSX partition active, still nothing. I've tried modifying the Chameleon bootlist to *almost* match the install dmg (left out the base dmg entry, of course). As an aside, I backup files before playing with them... Booting directly from Disk1 gives me the same thing. So here's where desperation kicks in... I start copying the kexts into OSX and fixing the permissions. No luck. I tried to install 2.2 Chameleon, and while it installed correctly, it also warned me in the logs that Chameleon was installed on Disk0, and that would be the default (how'd that get there?). I got really desperate and started coping over boot and boot.efi from the USB to Disk1. Nada... It appears that no matter what I do, it still goes to that Chameleon 2.0, then won't load. I've destroyed my bootloader for both Windows and OSX several times - no big deal, you just go back and fix it. So where we are today after 30-40 hours is: I'm stuck with the USB for booting. Nothing I seem to do changes that. My OSX runs gorgeously with it, and not at all without it. The only thing I can think of (because I was attached to using EasyBCD for boot) is to install Chameleon on Disk0? I think I tried that once, and it wouldn't let me. If someone thinks that's the solution, I'll try it later tonight again and report back... Help?
  14. Introduce yourself

    Hola! I am a software engineer specializing mostly in Microsoft and web technologies. I have been tinkering with operating systems for 16 or so years? I have gone from the C64, to the first XTs, and pretty much everything in between (ironically skipping everything Apple). I am big into the Android scene, and an XDA member (I don't go by the same SN). I came to these forums in search of an active community, as last weekend I decided to engulf myself in creating a hybrid OS PC comprised of OSX / Windows 8. I started in another forum, and while there were a lot of questions, there were no answers! I have spent upwards of 30-40+ hours in the dregs getting my system to work, by trial and error, and doing the most insane things in desperation (mostly paid off). As you can imagine, even though I am highly skilled in technology, I'm a nub to everything Mac, including this. My system we are working with is a P6T Deluxe / I7 920 with 12GB RAM, 2 500GB HDs, and an NVidia 610. I figured when Steam Streaming came out, I'd use it mostly for that, but now I find myself back on my Shield (which is FAR nicer on the electric bill) on the rare occasions I have time to kill, so I want to do something fun with this aging behemoth before it became cannon fodder (I may get a 5xxx XEON CPU to squeeze another 3-5 years out of it). I'll give the full rundown on how this all went down on my next post (which will be a question). I will tell you upfront that the "Mac" has full graphics acceleration, sound, hdmi sound, USB, and it works great! There's just one thing missing... I'm a Coloradoan. I like to ski. I like long walks on the beach and the wind through my hair.... OK, just kidding (although I do ski). I got a 'D' on my quiz - funny, huh? I have seen the comment about commercial sites. Before I get the axe on the first day, is "N!r3$h" off the table, or is his stuff all good?