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  1. Premise: the following explanation is only to exploit the little APFS Recovery (less than 600 MB) embedded inside the APFS File System, so avoiding an external USB Installer, you can't reinstall macOS from here but use just the Utilities (Terminal, DiskUtility) in case of emergency, however as known from a Recovery Terminal can do a lot of things, especially troubleshooting an unbootable macOS. To those who have installed Mojave on APFS file system with a GUID/GPT Scheme (I suppose it will work even on MBR scheme), I have managed to "fix" the "APFS Recovery Volume" to make it bootable from any computer (capable of HighSierra and Mojave) with USB input devices (trackpad, keyboard, USB mouse and so on) responsive, working wifi and everything else, just follow next steps, totally safe and harmless for any Mojave installation, after booting normally from your Mojave APFS Volume, launch Terminal and type:diskutil apfs list{locate your "APFS Recovery Volume" on diskXs3 [for an internal "APFS Container" is typically mounted on disk1s3]} On APFS scheme the "APFS Recovery Volume" is tipically on the 3rd (hidden) partition.diskutil mount diskXs3 open /Volumes/Recoverylanding on Finder, double click on the "random-numbers-letters" folder (it's the gpt UUID folder where Recovery stores itself), once inside rename these files:prelinkedkernel into prelinkedkernelbackup immutablekernel into immutablekernelbackup PlatformSupport.plist into PlatformSupportbackupDon't close this opened Finder window yet, once you renamed those 3 files, now you have to open a new Finder window, then from this new Finder window go into your Mojave path: /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/ while inside this path copy the file prelinkedkernel into the previous Finder window exactly where you renamed those 3 files lastly rename this fresh copied file from prelinkedkernel to immutablekernelNow you have a working APFS Recovery Volume. Note for those who use Clover bootloader in the config.plist you have to don't "Hide" the APFS Preboot and Recovery hidden partition, otherwise you can't use the APFS Recovery.
  2. My HD started dying so I just reinstalled my 10.9 system which ran stable for 2 years + now to a brand new toshiba 3 TB HD but I’m having trouble with partitions. I ran the Mavericks install stick, with disc utility I deleted the blank disk creating one volume (or so I thought) and restored from time machine backup. I have a running system now (starting up from my old clover usb bootstick) but I cant install clover to the HD - it installs to the main hd root instead of the EFI partition. I’m trying with the very old version 2999 - I just want the system up and running again quick exactly as before - but the trouble seems to be the automatically created logical volume group: Core storage made a logical volume I didn’t want, so the EFI partition is on a different disk. Heres the failed clover install log: Clover EFI installer log - Thu Jan 5 21:30:39 CET 2017 Installer version: v2k r2999 EFI bootloader ====================================================== /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *3.0 TB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage 3.0 TB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Boot OS X 134.2 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS Hurx *3.0 TB disk1 /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *2.0 GB disk2 1: Apple_HFS KLEE 1.9 GB disk2s1 /dev/disk3 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *3.0 TB disk3 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk3s1 2: Apple_HFS Dreier 3.0 TB disk3s2 ====================================================== Backing up EFI files Backing up stage2 file /Volumes/Hurx/EFIROOTDIR/boot to /Volumes/Hurx/EFI-Backups/r2999/2017-01-05-21h30/boot Backing up /Volumes/Hurx/EFIROOTDIR/EFI folder to /Volumes/Hurx/EFI-Backups/r2999/2017-01-05-21h30/EFI Stage 2 - Written boot6 (x64) to //boot ====================================================== Installing RC Scripts ====================================================== =========== Clover EFI Installation Finish =========== ====================================================== And here ist diskutil output (disk2 is the usb stick, the rest should be *one* disk): i7:~ maik$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *3.0 TB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage 3.0 TB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Boot OS X 134.2 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS Hurx *3.0 TB disk1 /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *2.0 GB disk2 1: Apple_HFS KLEE 1.9 GB disk2s1 i7:~ maik$ diskutil cs list CoreStorage logical volume groups (1 found) | +-- Logical Volume Group 856C33D6-F164-4CC8-8064-8E2139F8FB35 ========================================================= Name: Hurx Status: Online Size: 3000249008128 B (3.0 TB) Free Space: 0 B (0 | +-< Physical Volume EF576C5E-9EE6-4A99-8BB6-5F2C2145ADD0 | ---------------------------------------------------- | Index: 0 | Disk: disk0s2 | Status: Online | Size: 3000249008128 B (3.0 TB) | +-> Logical Volume Family 67DBEF2B-7D2A-404D-80A8-47FCB7ED8741 ---------------------------------------------------------- Encryption Status: Unlocked Encryption Type: None Conversion Status: NoConversion Conversion Direction: -none- Has Encrypted Extents: No Fully Secure: No Passphrase Required: No | +-> Logical Volume 5B48D2C6-B826-42A1-91A1-B9813D34F291 --------------------------------------------------- Disk: disk1 Status: Online Size (Total): 2999913455616 B (3.0 TB) Conversion Progress: -none- Revertible: No LV Name: Hurx Volume Name: Hurx Content Hint: Apple_HFS It says revertible: no How can I fix this? Why hasn’t this happened on the first install? Is it the disk size? Thanks!
  3. Hi all, I have tried a lot of stuff in order to delete my windows partition and expand the HFS+ partition but so far nothing has worked. I've attached a screenshot of the whole SSD. I disabled Journalling, tried using clonezilla but it wouldn't clone the image to a larger partition. I tried GParted but after deleting all the windows partitions it wouldn't resize the actual HFS+ partition, so I never applied it. Right now my idea is using Carbon Copy Cloner, so I cloned it to a GUID Mac partition of a HDD, but no luck booting from it. I attached the partition table for that. Perhaps I need a dedicated hard drive. I was going to format the SSD and CCC back to it. I had the idea to try and use iPartition from my OSX install USB but don't know how to add apps to it. Would appreciate any pointers!! Thanks, 7L
  4. Update (4/25/16): With the guidance of Slice, I was able to reset the flags on my EFI(disk0s1) partition. Now Clover installer/updater correctly mounts and updates the bootloader in the EFI partition. 1. I dowloaded the most current gparted (v2016) and there is now a new flag called ESP in addition to the boot flag on the disk0s1 EFI partition. 2. Apparently, the older gparted (v2009-2010) I was using wasn't showing me all the flags on the partition. 3. I double checked the technical specs for OSX EFI partitions and there is supposed to be those two flags (boot and ESP) when using gparted to view the drive. 4. I turned both flags off and then rewrote them both back by turning them back on within gparted for the EFI partition (disk0s1). That seemed to do the trick. There may have been some data corruption on the boot sector area. 5. The most current version of clover installer/updater v3438 was able to now mount my EFI partition and update the bootloader correctly. The other possibility is that there was a slight change to the clover installer that resolved my drive mounting issue within the clover installer package. Either way, I am relieved.--------------------- I have been having issues with Clover (most current and slightly older versions) not wanting to install to my hidden EFI partition on my SSD OSX installation drive (disk0s1). I didn't have this issue when i was running Yosemite. Clover updated as it should to my hidden EFI partition and I used UEFI boot without problem. I decided to update my system to El Capitan doing a clean install. I wiped my SSD using Disk Utility. I first errased the drive, reformatted to a new partition (GUID HFS) and created my UEFI USB El Capitan loader. I installed El Capitan to the SSD without issue. After installation, both the EFI and the OSX partition where created properly along with the recovery partition. I rebooted using the UEFI USB and configured OSX after the welcome screen. I then tried to run the latest version of Clover for the UEFI installation and it failed as it couldn't open the EFI hidden partition and install the kexts and Clover. It basically failed to mount the EFI partition and install to the EFI partition. I even mounted the EFI partition on disk0s1 where my OSX install was on my SSD and it didnt create any files or folders in the partition. I did create an EFI folder with everything in my root OSX partition instead (very odd). I double and triple checked that i selected UEFI as I always do and that the drive was indeed the OSX SSD installation drive. I manually mounted disk0s1 EFI partition and it had nothing from clover in it. I wiped the EFI partition and tried again without success. I reloaded my GA-Z97MX Gaming5 firmware v6 again and it still failed to load clover into the EFI partition. It did create a EFI folder in my root directory for OSX with all the correct files but i couldn't boot to it using UEFI (YES- i was selecting UEFI from the menu, i have done this successfully on Mavericks and Yosemite many times before) If I move the folder and files from the root EFI folder to the EFI partition, I can boot OSX using UEFI I used gparted to reformat the SSD and try to do another fresh install of OSX again thinking that Disk Utility didn't get rid of all the old bootloader info. Clover couldn't mount the hidden EFI partition on disk0s1. I could do it manually though. I manually mounted the EFI boot partition for my SSD and moved all the clover/mulitbeast files over there. I was able to again boot UEFI SSD El Capitan. When I try to update clover, it doesn't open the hidden EFI partition or update the files in it. It does, however, create an EFi folder in my OSX root with the new Clover bootloader files there. ------------------------------------------------ Original post: Background facts: I have done this successfully many times with both Mavericks and Yosemite in the past using the Clover UEFI booloader 1. I clicked uefi 2. The hidden EFI partition exists on my SSD (disk0s1) OSX install 3. I tried reformatting the drive using gparted and Disk Utility as was outlined in the guides 4. I tried erasing just the EFI partition and changing the file structure 5. I reloaded my GA-Z97MX Gaming5 v6 firmware 6. I did check off the box for loading Clover as uefi 7. I told Clover to install into the ssd OS X drive (I doubled and triple checked this) 8. I booted everything using Uefi from both my F12 option and BIOS option - I don't Legacy boot 9. I tried the most recent versions of Clover. I also tried an older version of Clover for curiosity. ---------------------- Nothing I do can seem to get Clover to load to the hidden EFI partition on my SSD OSX install (disk0s1) Does anyone have an idea what I need to fix to get Clover to recognize, mount, open, and install to my EFI partition on my SSD (disk0s1)?
  5. I've never posted in a forum like this before, but I have total faith in the people on here. There will be UNENDING appreciation for anyone that can help me out at all. So I have a huge issue going on right now. Basically I cannot get my external hard drive working, which is a huge problem seeing as I cannot apply to graduate school for architecture without the documents on there. I would GREATLY appreciate any help. (Note - I'm not hugely knowledgeable about a lot of the backend tech stuff on computers but am a very fast learner and have a VERY solid grip on how to use macs). Here's the story: I have a 1TB WD external hard drive. I gave it a FAT32 partition so I could transfer documents between my MAC and my PC in my architecture studio. The hard drive was working fine for a while and then last week, I noticed that it gave me an error message saying that I could read documents on the hard drive but I would not be able to copy new documents to the hard drive. Then, the next time I plugged the hard drive into my computer, I got an error message telling me that "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." And I haven't been able to get it to work since. I opened disk utility and the partition's name has changed to disk2s1 from it's original name. Also, disk utility is unable to repair the disk. I downloaded and paid for Stellar Phoenix. It ran for a week and was able to recover some of the files (so I KNOW the files are still there) but I know it didn't even BEGIN to scan the depths of my hard drive because it appeared to freeze at about 5% of the way through the scan (at least I think it was frozen because it was monitoring the same sector for 2 days) and I stopped the scan and recovered some of the files it had detected. These files were recovered to the 2 TB G-Technology hard drive that I have since purchased at the apple store. I then purchased DiskWarrior. DiskWarrior gave me an error message that read: Directory cannot be rebuilt, the file system is unsupported. This disk is not a Macintosh disk. This disk does not appear on the desktop. This disk is 1 TB in size. Disk ID: disk2s1 Sectors: 1,953,458,174 (512 Bytes each) Drive Format: FDisk Partition Scheme File System: MS-DOS/PC Model: WD I cannot for the life of me figure out what this FDisk Partition Scheme means. I used a mac to partition the drive and to prove it, the hard drive was working on the Mac. It's almost as if suddenly, something changed the drive format. After doing extensive searches online, it appears my problem is SIMILAR to this post ->http://forum.voodoop...hp?topic=1593.0 The poster was able to solve the issue, but I don't have the technical understanding to figure out what he did. I attached an image of what the terminal says when I list the drives. If there is ANYONE out there that is willing to help me out, I would truly be endlessly appreciative. This is really an incredibly serious problem for me, and I'm really just ready for this issue to be done with, but I don't want to spend any more money on it, especially if it's something that can be fixed without spending money and I just don't know how to do it.
  6. Hola Gente... aparezco con el siguiente problema... Después de mucho tiempo de renegar en este mundo fabuloso de hackintosh logre instalar mi primer sistema "iATKOS S3 V2" en mi PC que tiene las siguiente CARACTERISTICAS: -Mother ASUS M4N68T-M LE (crease o no) -Phenom II x2 550 AM3 -2Gb DDR3 Kingston -HDD SATA2 500Gb WD -Lectograbadora CD/DVD IDE -P.V. 9600GSO 512Mb PCI-E -Mouse y Teclado PS/2 El PROBLEMA es el siguiente, instale Snow Leopard(iATKOS S3 V2) sin problemas en una PARTICION LOGICA de 20Gb dentro del Disco de nombre MacOSX(se ve en la imagen adjunta), y la unica forma en que puedo bootear a esta instalacion es desde el Chameleon que trae por defecto el disco de instalación de iATKOS(pulsando f8) y utilizando las flags -v busratio=16 cpus=2. Si no booteo con el cd, salgo directamente en la particion con Windows 7 que tengo tengo como PRIMARIA. Probe las mil y unas(easyBCD, Chameleon RC4,RC5, EFI_v8, Darwin) y no logro poder bootear la particion logica con Snow Leopard salvo usando la forma que comente. Queria saber siel problema que tengo es por el tema de la partición logica o el problema es que me estoy saltando algo y no me doy cuenta... Desde ya muchas gracias. Saludos
  7. Hi! I want to resize my system's partitions, but I have a problem. Many small partitions like EFI, Windows MSR and Recovery and macOS Recovery are between that partitions on screenshot. Can I use easeus Partition Master to shrink Windows 10 partition, move this free space next to macOS partition by gparted and resize macOS partition by DU? My hackintosh is encrypted by FileVault 2. My specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte P85-D3 GPU: GTX 750 Ti CPU: i5-4670 RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1666 MHz Ethernet: Realtek rtl8111 Sound card: ALC887 Disks: GoodRam Iridium Pro 240GB and HDD 1TB 5400 RPM OS: macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and Windows 10 Creators Update. Thanks for help!
  8. Hi everyone, I have a problem completing the installation of Yosemite on my HP envy 15. I followed the guideGuide To Install Yosemite on HP Laptops with Clover UEFIand everything is ok, Yosemite installation boots up but when I have to choose the partition of my drive (I have dedicated only 25gb for Yosemite, formatted in hfs+ with gparted in linux) when I try to format this partition in "OS X extended journaled" I receive this message: "mediakit reports partition (map) too small". Anyone could help me?
  9. Hello nice people, What I wanted to do that is the following : For example on the hackintosh to make a backup on an internal sata disk (remote backup with rsync for example, or something else) . Then if something goes wrong with the hack I should be able to remove this internal hard disk and to connect it to a real mac in USB ,so that I can get back my files (even more better be able to boot). I did the following : I partition (GUID/mac OSX journalisé) an external disk connected in USB to a real mac, it is recognized when the disk is connected via USB on the hackintosh. BUT il the disk is inserted in the hackintosh as internal via SATA, it is not recognized anymore. Furthermore the partition is now MBR/ FDisk_partition_scheme. Only the first partition can be seen on Disk utility (or in terminal with diskutil list) but I cannot mounted it (and seen on the finder). The problem is the same the other way around. I mean partition an internal sata disk on the hack, then remove it and connect it in USB to the real mac. Then it is not recognized ... Why is it so ? Any idea and solution ? Sorry for my english, I hope I made myself clear…. Many thanks Dominique Build : Snow-Leopard OSX 10.6.8 / GigabyteGA-H67MA-UD2H (Rev. B3) F8 / i3-2105 sandybridge
  10. Hi there, I have decided to put a little bit of advice on this idea - how to keep all your files in once place, across all your OSes. This generally has to be a planned choice before you set up your computer: working through this in retrospect can be quite a pain in the neck. The technique here is to use a common partition for everything: Your Documents, Music, Videos, Pictures, etc. Step 1 - Partition your hard drive correctly To have a common partition for all your files, it has to be accessible to all your OSes. This means in the first three partitions of a GPT/GUID formatted hard drive (if you install Windows using UEFI, then you can put it anywhere. However, I would still recommend to keep it at the start of the drive just in case). You also need to ensure that your hard drive is the right format. NTFS will make it read-only by default on Mac and Linux, and generally only be read-write from Windows (yes, there are ways around it, but this is more tricky). HFS+ requires a commercial solution for Windows called MacDrive, and for Linux, it is read-only when the drive is journaled. Ext2/3/4 is generally difficult to set up on Windows and Mac. FAT also has a limitation to maximum file size, and has issues when you create a partition over 32GB. Hence, my personal recommendation is that you format a large partition as exFAT near the start of your hard drive. This can be done in Disk Utility, or if you make a FAT partition, you can then format it later in Windows to exFAT. Step 2 - Configuring your OSes to use the drive Mac and Windows will be able to detect your partition and mount it automatically. Linux? Not immediately. Also, you want to make sure saving things are as easy as possible. I am not an advocate for storing {censored} loads of stuff to the desktop, and I keep things in Documents, Videos, Music, Pictures, Downloads, etc. I will walk through how to make sure that everything works the way you want. ASSUMPTIONS I am assuming first of all that: the partition is the second one on your first hard drive (after EFI boot): On linux, it will be sda2. On mac it will be disk0s2. I am also calling the drive common : you can call it whatever you want. On our exFAT partition, I suggest making it look like this: A folder for your user Folders in that folder of: Documents Downloads Music Pictures Videos Linux exFAT by default is not installed on linux. No problem however, we can easily fix that. Open up a terminal and type in: sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils If it doesnt exist, and you are using ubuntu, try this: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:relan/exfat sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils This will allow you to mount exFAT partitions. Second thing we need is to make sure it mounts on boot. In your terminal, sudo nano /etc/fstab (or use your favourite editor) and put this line at the bottom: /dev/sda2 /common exfat rw,async,umask=0 0 0 (Again, check the assumptions bit I put. Change each bit that is different for you in this line, otherwise it won't work). Make your folder and mount it: sudo mkdir /common mount /common and viola - your common partition is ready in linux. Mapping your folders. This is for convenience purposes - so when you save your files, they will all be in the same place.   cd rm -rf Documents Downloads Music Pictures Videos (NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE THESE FOLDERS ARE EMPTY FIRST! I am not taking responsibility for lost data) (Please check your files first) ln -s /common/<your user here>/Documents ln -s /common/<your user here>/Downloads ln -s /common/<your user here>/Music ln -s /common/<your user here>/Pictures ln -s /common/<your user here>/Videos Now in your home directory, all those folders will link to the common drive on boot. Windows Thankfully Windows will recognise exFAT on boot, and assign it a letter name. All you have to do in this instance is to go through your Windows Libraries in My Computer, and map everything to the drive. If things don't work, you can use this tool here: http://zornsoftware.codenature.info/?page_id=37&did=2 For Windows 8, it does things a bit differently (do the above as well). Open up My Computer, and see the list of folders. You can right click on them, go to properties, and change the paths one by one. Mac Similar to linux, but the partition should auto mount. cd cd rm -rf Documents Downloads Music Pictures Videos (NOTE: PLEASE MAKE SURE THESE FOLDERS ARE EMPTY FIRST! I am not taking responsibility for lost data) (Please check your files first) ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Documents ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Downloads ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Music ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Pictures ln -s /Volumes/common/<your user here>/Videos Other Notes For your web browsers, I suggest manually changing the download location to your common drive. Occasionally, I have had to scan the exFAT partition on windows manually for errors, but hopefully your experiences should be better. Happy multi-booting
  11. Hello everyone, I had sierra os running nice and clean (still needed some work to get wifi to work) and I decided to install windows into a second partition in the same hard drive. I used the official microsoft media creator to make a bootable usb and, even though the install failed, it still managed to mess up my sierra installation. Now, when I select macOS Sierra in clover it will give me a Kernel Panic: Please help
  12. Salve a tutti ragazzi! Sono sempre stato desideroso di provare OSX e oggi preso dalla curiosità ho provato a installare yosemite. Adesso il problema sta proprio nelle partizioni. Ogni qual volta cerco di formattare o installare su una partizione OSX la utility disco mi avvisa dello spazio insufficiente. Dopo aver fatto varie ricerche ho finalmente scoperto che lo spazio manca sulla partizione EFI. Partizione che non riesco a capire come allargare, visto che su windows è praticamente intoccabile (provati vari sw) e con gparted non ho idea di come muovermi. Vi metto lo screen qui sotto, la efi è la partizione sda1. Spero che qualcuno di voi possa aiutarmi!
  13. Denicio


    Version v1.04


    QuickESP is a minimalistic and discreet ESP/EFI Mounter application. It's simple! Click to mount, and re-click to unmount. The Preferences pane enables you to configure the following: Enable Advanced View. Shows additional information about all discovered ESP volumes. This is helpful when you have multiple SSD/HDD installed on your system. Also you will be able to distinguish between drives with identical names. Open ESP folder on Finder. After mounting an ESP volume, its respective folder will open on Finder. This is a convenient time-saver. Autostart. Automatically launch the application on login. Make sure you have copied QuickESP.app into your /Applications folder. Credits: Dennis Koluris (a.k.a Denicio), Rick Patrick for the HDRV icon.
  14. Okay, so i've had a stable hackintosh going on Clover UEFI for about a month or two now. It dual boots windows 8.1 and OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. Now that the update for Yosemite has been released, I really wanna make a partition on my hard drive for backing up my current Installation of yosemite. I have Yosemite on a separate 120 GB SSD, and windows 8.1 installed on a 1TB hard drive. How would I accomplish this? Thank you.
  15. Somehow the partition map on one of my secondary drives got corrupted and now my computer won't get past the AHCI POST. If I clear the CMOS directly on the motherboard, I can get to the BIOS setup but not otherwise. If I switch to IDE, I can boot into my Lion install drive, but then the drives aren't detected. Can anyone think of a way for me to be able to wipe that drive somehow so I can boot? Thanks in advance.
  16. Hello guys! I've always been intrigued by how it could run OSX on a PC and now out of curiosity I tried to install Yosemite on my Asus F550C. Now the problem is in the partitions. Whenever I try to format or install OSX on one partition the disk utility tells me about insufficient space on disk. After doing some research I finally discovered that the space is lacking on the EFI partition which is of 100mb Partition (efi) that can not figure out how to expand, because on windows is almost untouchable (tested various sw) and with gparted I have no idea how to move. I'd like to keep intact recovery partition and the partition of windows. As I had done in the past with Linux I put the screen below, the efi is the partition sda1. I hope some of you can help me! And sorry for my english!
  17. I was trying to repair permissions today on my Mac so I ran the Disk Utility's First Aid on my drive and it said that there was an Invalid Index Key and that my disk was corrupt and I needed to run the first aid in Recovery mode. So I opened in recovery mode and ran the first aid and it tried to fix the B-Tree of the catalog file, however there wasn't enough disk space to do this. Then it tried to restore the disk to it's original state on mount but it couldn't do this either, I'm guessing because of lack of disk space. (I had about 13GB of free space at this time) Sorry I didn't get any screenshots or anything but that is basically what happened. Now the disk is greyed out in disk utility and I can't reinstall mac os x because I would need to erase all of the data on the drive and I don't want to lose the files I have on it. So what I thought I could try is delete my BOOTCAMP partition, which is about 100GB, and then merge the free space into the problem partition so that I can run fsck -fy in single user mode to try to repair the volume which now will have enough space to complete the operation. However the option to delete the BOOTCAMP partition is disabled in Disk Utility. So I did some research and found another post on AskDifferent that explained how to delete a partition from terminal (in recovery mode) by first unmounting the physical disk using diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk0 and then deleting the partition using gpt remove. Now I tried to unmount the disk using that command and even with the force wildcard but it said: The volume with PID 0 from the list provided by diskutil list is called GUID_partition_scheme. This is as far as I got through searching for solutions online. I need help deleting the BOOTCAMP partition and merging with the greyed out Mac HD partition so that I can run fsck to hopefully restore my mac os to working order. At the moment I can't boot into the OS and can only boot into recovery mode or single user mode. Hopefully I will atleast be able to retrieve files from the HD if all else fails.
  18. I have been trying to make a hackintosh out of my laptop (Specs at bottom) using the retail 10.6.x disk and so far nothing has worked completely. I have had the most success with iAtkos S3 V2 but still remain stuck at the installation screen. I have been using iB`oot Legacy and notice that at the boot screen, it shows 2 harddisks with no names. When I finally get to the installation screen and load up Disk Utility it shows - 750 GB SATA -disk0s1 (greyed) -disk0s2 (greyed) -disk0s3 (greyed) -disk0s4 (greyed) When I go under the Partition tab, I cannot change any of the current partitions in any way. Yet when I load Disk management in Windows 7, it only shows - Disk 0 -System (199 MB) -C (200 GB) -Unallocated (498.44 GB) And in System Information it shows Partition Disk #0, Partition #0 Partition Size 992.50 KB (1,016,320 bytes) Partition Starting Offset 32,256 bytes Partition Disk #0, Partition #1 Partition Size 199.00 MB (208,666,624 bytes) Partition Starting Offset 1,048,576 bytes Partition Disk #0, Partition #2 Partition Size 200.00 GB (214,748,364,800 bytes) Partition Starting Offset 209,715,200 bytes Partition Disk #0, Partition #3 Partition Size 498.44 GB (535,197,245,440 bytes) Partition Starting Offset 214,958,080,000 bytes I am willing to erase my entire harddrive if I need to but would like to possibly try to avoid that. I have already searched around on Google and been trying everything to get this to work for a few weeks but I have not made any progress. Any help will be appreciated! HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 2nd generation Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.2 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) [CPU-Z says its Sandy Bridge] 1 GB AMD Radeon HD 7470M GDDR5 Discrete Graphics 8 GB DDR 3 System Memory (2 Dimm) 750 GB 7200 rpm HDD So far from my post from http://www.tonymacx8...hp?f=34&t=54651 I have been only told to reformat everything, install snow leopard, and then windows 7 (I don't have a genuine W7 disk from HP but I have the pirated version). I would like to eventually try to upgrade to Lion but that is something to worry about later. I wanted to see if anyone has had the same problem or found alternate ways since I have not been given any option but to go in blind reformatting and erasing my HD and risk having an unbootable laptop for a few days. The reason why I have not been able to install Lion is because of the "PMAP_steal_memory" panic with already several arguments running for boot.
  19. Hello all. I have an HP dv5tse running 32-bit Windows 7 with Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 processor, which is currently running Windows 7 Ultimate brilliantly. I've made a 20 GB unallocated partition using EASEUS Partition Manager, and I'd like to install Snow Leopard on that partition. I'd prefer to install Snow Leopard on the existing setup rather than do a clean install of Snow Leopard and then install Windows. I've made a 16 GB flash drive with an image of the Snow Leopard retail DVD (using TransMac) and ModUSB (installed using Snow Leopard on VMware). However, when I try to boot from this USB, my laptop doesn't recognize it and bypasses it and boots from the hard drive. How can I install Snow Leopard onto this second 20 GB partition? Any info is appreciated. Thanks.
  20. Hello guys i have a question about boot1 error with clover on a 500GB sata 4k HDD. I have searched yesterday the forum but i can't find a good solution for it and tried different solutions. This is my situation and steps wich i follow I am using my entire HDD for OSX and i have formatted the HDD in disk utility as GPT. Then i have installed OSX Mavericks on the harddrive. After that i installed the nessecary kext files for my configuration Then i install Clover on the HDD with the following setting. Bootloader - Install boot0af in MBR CloverEFI - CloverEFI 64-bits SATA After that i reboot the without my USB stick then i get a Boot0af:ERROR (this comes maybe because my drive is a 4K HDD) For the Boot0af:ERROR i start up with my USB to install and in terminal i use the command.dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 (for chameleon this works and the HDD starts with OSX) After that i try to boot with my HDD then i get the Boot1:ERROR I have tried several methodes but the are all for the boot0 error. And when i install chameleon the computer starts up without a boot1:ERROR. What have i done wrong must i format my drive with a EFI Fat32 Partition on a GPT with clover ?? I have also done the steps above on a 80GB HDD wich i use as TEST and there i have no problem with boot errors. I know it has to do with 4K HDD. Can somebody help me out please.
  21. zen_rain

    Installing Windows 8

    On a Mac Pro (early 2008), I'm installing Windows 8 on its own new drive with OSX 10.8.2. Boot camp works normally, then I get to the Windows 8 installer. It requires formatting the drive, as expected, but after formatting throws this error after clicking "Next:" "We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files." The only option after that is to quit the installer. Back in 10.8.2, the drive is labelled "Untitled," is read-only, and formatted for NTFS. Any ideas on how to get Windows 8 to realize that the drive it just formatted is available? Thanks! -J