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Rowas

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Rowas last won the day on September 2 2012

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  1. I'm using the latest. Everything works perfectly fine with the kexts installed.
  2. I'm just making a quick note here for anyone else who has this issue when trying to boot into Sierra's installation or system. I notice this is a fairly common problem, so this is how I was able to fix it. Just for reference this is how the problem usually goes for people trying to boot into Sierra or Sierra install: Everything will load fine in Verbose, until you're near the end. 'Launchd' will exit with 'code: 1' and then you end up with AppleACPICPU hanging. If you wait long enough, you might see the loading bar and beachball, but nothing will load. My goal is always to use a Vanilla method by following the below steps. This ensures that I end up with a bare system, only adding extra kexts as necessary. After trying to adjust various settings in clover, I had to bite the bullet and look elsewhere to see if a pre-packaged USB installer creator would get me into the Sierra installation. I found one that worked and started there. After getting into Sierra, I installed Clover onto my fresh system and diagnosed why I was having issues by comparing the USB's Clover to my un-configured Sierra Clover. What I found was that these Kexts allowed me to boot into the system just fine: - FakeSMC - NullCPUPowerManagement Install these into 'Other' in Clover's kexts directory and you should be good to go. Additionally, I added the 10.12 ATI Exotic kexts for my HD4850 (Works perfectly fine). For anyone having these similar problems, let me know if this works for you. For your convenience, I've attached them here. Kexts.zip
  3. QE_CI Exotic Patch

    Hey guys. I'm trying to get a Radeon 4850 Card to work on a Mac Pro 2,1 ("8-Core") machine. Previously, it was equipped with an x1900 card. So far, I've managed to install El Capitan by replacing the boot.efi. I installed the kexts to system/library/extensions and repaired permissions using my own system, but the card does not display anything on the Mac Pro. Where is this going wrong?
  4. I switched over to chameleon, and it became slightly different. It loads the bootloader much faster, but I still can't get into the system. If I boot without flags, I can get to the Apple logo, but it stays frozen. It is not the "waiting for root device error" because the sign doesn't come up or anything. If I disable the Execute bit option in BIOS, the computer restarts immediately. I applied the files you uploaded, as well. Did you change anything in your BIOS settings?
  5. Thanks. I gave it a try, but no good. VT-d isn't an option in BIOS, but I tried with EDB on and off. The result is the same.
  6. Specs Dell Optiplex 745 Core 2 Duo 4GB Ram Galaxy Gefore GT 240 I'm attempting to install OSX Yosemite onto my Dell Optiplex 745. However, the problems I describe below have always been the same no matter what version of OSX I am trying to load. The issue I'm having does not seem to be apparent anywhere else. Basically, when I attempt to boot the installer USB, I can get into the bootloader just fine, but it takes a long time (about a minute or so) just to get into the bootloader. Once inside the bootloader, I try to load the installer, and the screen goes black. It doesn't start loading the system at all. It's not a graphics issue, because even without graphics support, you can see the verbose boot before the screen goes black. In this instance, I can tell that it can't get past the bootloader because Ctrl+Alt+Delete causes the system to reboot, which does not happen when it is loading OSX. For reference, I did go into BIOS and set Hard drive to Legacy, turned on usb booting. To try to get around this problem, I attempted to install OSX to the drive externally using my main system and the installer USB. After doing that, I installed Clover to the hard drive. When I attempted to boot directly off the hard drive, it was the exact same situation. Clover took a really long time to load, and when I attempt to boot into OSX, the screen goes black and does not load the system at all. Seeing as this is a Dell desktop, I will cross-post this on Latitude forum to ensure this issue gets documented on their site as well, once the solution is found.
  7. 10.9.2 on Optiplex 755

    Hey guys. I'm attempting to install OSX onto my Dell Optiplex 745 as well. The only difference in specs is that it is equipped with a Geforce GT 240 as the video card. The issue I'm having does not seem to be apparent anywhere else. Basically, when I attempt to boot the installer USB, I can get into the bootloader just fine, but it takes a long time (about a minute or so) just to get into the bootloader. Once inside the bootloader, I try to load the installer, and the screen goes black. It doesn't start loading the system at all. It's not a graphics issue, because even without graphics support, you can see the verbose boot before the screen goes black. In this instance, I can tell that it can't get past the bootloader because Ctrl+Alt+Delete causes the system to reboot, which does not happen when it is loading OSX. For reference, I did go into BIOS and set Hard drive to Legacy, turned on usb booting. To try to get around this problem, I attempted to install OSX to the drive externally using my main system and the installer USB. After doing that, I installed Clover to the hard drive. When I attempted to boot directly off the hard drive, it was the exact same situation. Clover took a really long time to load, and when I attempt to boot into OSX, the screen goes black and does not load the system at all. I am doing this to install Yosemite, so I'll be cross-posting on the Yosemite forum, and Latitude forums but this is also valid for previous versions as well because I've noted this problem in the past when I tried loading the Mountain Lion installer using Chameleon.
  8. Updated. Confirmed safe over here. BTW. Make sure to back up your system regularly. I keep my backups in a repository using CCC, ready to restore my system to a working state.
  9. I'm just posting this as a reference to anyone who might find it useful for their own hacks in the future. The main issue I dealt with here was graphics functionality and acceleration. Originally, I attempted to follow the Clover self-creating USB Installer method found here. I downloaded the Yosemite Public Beta 4 app in this scenario. I could not boot into the installation without disabling nvidia drivers. After installation, the system would boot with no video output. After disabling drivers, I would be able to boot in without graphics acceleration (low resolution & no QE/CI). On top of that, the system was ridiculously slow. I would wait 10 minutes just to get past the login screen, and sometimes it would not get past that point. After frustrating over this for days, I went back to square one and started over. I got Yosemite up and running in a few hours. I followed this guide, albeit with a few modified steps. More on that in a bit. ~~~ Here's what you need: > "Install OSX" App downloaded from the app store. I had attempted the first time with Beta 4, but App Store kept giving me errors when I tried to update the installer app to the more recent GM Releases. I had to download the unmodified GM 1 App from a third party. > Your favorite bootloader. Just make sure it's the latest release. > The necessary kexts to boot OS X. This varies, and often times you won't even need to worry about this. Bootloader installers usually take care of this for you. > A working OS X system. ~~~~~ Go ahead and follow Maverick's guide. I followed the guide, but did a few things differently. These are the steps in detail. 1.) Open “OS XInstall ESD” located inside Contents/SharedSupport inside Install OS X App 2.) Format USB Drive to use HFS+ and GUID Partition Table for maximum compatibility ** Maverick's guide calls for MBR, but you don't actually need to use MBR. If you're going full OS X on your system, just use GPT. It'll simplify things. If you're multi-booting, you should probably use MBR and Maverick's guide as there are extra steps involved. 3.) Mount BaseSystem.dmg using the terminal command: open /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg 4.) Restore OS X Base System to the newly formatted USB Drive using Disk Utility 5.) Navigate to the USB Drive —> System/Installation and delete the “Packages” alias 6.) Copy the “Packages” folder from “OS X Install ESD” to where the Packages Alias was 7.) Copy BaseSystem.chunklist and BaseSystem.dmg from Install ESD Root folder (Hidden files) to USB Root folder 8.) Rename USB Drive. Right click on USB Drive in Finder's sidebar to do this. ** Not mandatory, but it helps. 9.) Install Bootloader and load the kexts to boot Installation. **Maverick's guide uses Chameleon, but I find Clover more suited to my tastes. I went to the Clover site to download the latest release and installed it. 10.) Navigate to USB Drive —> System/Library/Extensions and delete AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient.kext **Not sure if this is really necessary, but I went ahead and did this anyway. 11.) Done. Reboot into installation. Graphics worked right out of the box without modification, though on my system, I DID need to use npci=0x2000 MacPro5,1 Full Nvidia injection After booting in, I installed drivers for Realtek Ethernet, Clover on the native drive (also having to fix boot0af error, then boot1 error in succession), Mbox Audio Driver, and backed up my system.
  10. Make sure to update us on how it goes, and include your system specs as well.
  11. I'm not into iPhones because I find them really limiting in the aspects I care about... but I have to say, they are really nice when you see them in person. In a design aspect, I think they look nicer than anything else on the market. Such a shame about the built strength of the plus, but if you wrap that in a hard case, I don't see too much of a problem. If there was a way to have both iOS running alongside Android with no file system restrictions, I think I'd end up getting one.
  12. I'm following up on how I resolved this problem. Basically, I simply waited for Pandora's box to release Beta 2. Turns out they had the enabler I needed in the post installation tools, which I forgot was called ATY_Init.kext. So I went ahead and installed it. Lo and behold, graphics acceleration. So the last thing I simply need to do is refresh the install and start over because I had attempted to restore my old ML installation and installing Mavericks on top of it with the hopes that this would resolve the problem, thus creating a "dirty" install. I always try to keep things as clean as possible. Also, I seem to be having issues accessing some system preferences with the error that it can be loaded due to the machine not being an intel based mac. The error doesn't seem to be consistent, though. So I don't know what to say and as far as anyone is concerned, this thread has been resolved anyways. Thank you very much and I'll post a new thread to resolve any future issues I may have to create more reference material.
  13. I really was hoping that would be it. The file doesn't exist on my 10.9 installation. I tried copying it over from mountain lion and adding the key you suggested. Didn't work.
  14. (success) ASRock z77 pro4

    Did you have to do anything in particular to get your card working completely, or did it work out of the box? Do you have the Nvidia kexts installed in S/L/E?
  15. (success) ASRock z77 pro4

    Do you have full graphics acceleration?
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