Jump to content
Welcome to InsanelyMac Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Sign in to follow this  

Need help getting ML 10.8 to boot

10 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts



I was running 10.8 on this machine, changed video cards last week and boom, it crashed and never recovered. I am now trying to put 10.8 back on using the thumb drive method. It installs but when I go to boot it up it crashes, usually an smc error...I took a pic..Any help would be appreciated. This machine will take 10.7.4 which I am on now...

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok used 10.7.4 to boot from and edited from it to the drive 10.8 was on..Got it booting with multi..But its locking up every time at the same point, create an account..Ideas?

Thanks so far

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

K got it to work..Any idea what Kext I would need to get the sound working so I can get spdif out on an alc889 codec in mountain lion 10.8..I know the hdmi out of my 5770 won't work..Can't figure that one out..

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well got it all fixed..Seems that all I had to do was simple, run multi when done, pick the dsdt for my board, and the smbios for 3.1 and alc889 non-dsdt driver and the alc889hda driver..not the rollback one or the dsdt one. Booted and boom worked...Had to trick out some of the pciroot and npci to get it all running , but after 20 reboots, it all loads 20 times in a row..Thanks..


Heres the stats I finally got running..



i7 2600

16gb DDR3

20gb SSD built in to Mobo

2x500gb Hybrid Momentus Drives

PowerColor 5770 1gb Video

Antec 900 Case


2TB Time Capsule backup

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.