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Hi all. Waiting for my order to reach my post box, but on the meanwhile I and doing my reading.

What is the best way to dual-boot or even triple-boot with this board?

 

I want to boot into OSX, Windows 8 and Ubuntu - yes, I have good reasons for these needs.

 

Anyone dual or triple booting with this board? Which approach you going on about it?

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Hi all. Waiting for my order to reach my post box, but on the meanwhile I and doing my reading.

What is the best way to dual-boot or even triple-boot with this board?

 

I want to boot into OSX, Windows 8 and Ubuntu - yes, I have good reasons for these needs.

 

Anyone dual or triple booting with this board? Which approach you going on about it?

Hi.

If u want a nice gui for selecting OS u can install refind.

http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/

I try it on ozmosis and it work great.

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I am doing a reinstall and I would like to do it under UEFI following "Lanceomni" instructions in post #856. I am having trouble because the bios H3A 828 does not give me a "UEFI:" header for the installation USB drive. I formatted the USB drive with GPT and Extended (Journaled) and used the script: 

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction

to create the Mavericks installation USB.  When I boot and select F12 I only see "Install OS X Mavericks." and the default name of USB drive like "Kingston Traveller.." but nothing with a "UEFI:" header for the USB drive.  The hard drive I am going to use for the installation does show up both as "P0 Hard Drive Name" and "UEFI: Hard Drive Name" so I know I have UEFI enabled in the bios. When I am in the boot priority section of the bios there also seems to be no option for selecting a boot priority for "UEFI: USB" in the menu. I have done some internet searches but I can't find any solutions. Can someone please let me know what I am doing wrong?  Thanks.

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Hi all. Waiting for my order to reach my post box, but on the meanwhile I and doing my reading.

What is the best way to dual-boot or even triple-boot with this board?

 

I want to boot into OSX, Windows 8 and Ubuntu - yes, I have good reasons for these needs.

 

Anyone dual or triple booting with this board? Which approach you going on about it?

See post #856

 

I am doing a reinstall and I would like to do it under UEFI following "akindly" instructions in post #856. I am having trouble because the bios H3A 828 does not give me a "UEFI:" header for the installation USB drive. I formatted the USB drive with GPT and Extended (Journaled) and used the script: 

sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Mavericks.app --nointeraction

to create the Mavericks installation USB.  When I boot and select F12 I only see "Install OS X Mavericks." and the default name of USB drive like "Kingston Traveller.." but nothing with a "UEFI:" header for the USB drive.  The hard drive I am going to use for the installation does show up both as "P0 Hard Drive Name" and "UEFI: Hard Drive Name" so I know I have UEFI enabled in the bios. When I am in the boot priority section of the bios there also seems to be no option for selecting a boot priority for "UEFI: USB" in the menu. I have done some internet searches but I can't find any solutions. Can someone please let me know what I am doing wrong?  Thanks.

 

Consider only plugging in the hard drive you want to install to and the USB flash drive.

 

Reflash to 828 to clear settings,

 

enter BIOS and restore defaults,

 

check version from shell.

 

See post #856 for information on the aforementioned items.

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Anyone else have an issue with 828 and the thunderbolt display?
I sometimes get it to work, then sometimes I'll have a bios crash, I come home to find the 'No Sign' white screen (I think somehow linked to a Maverick boot failure; still a work in progress.. Intel raid for windows disks.. was going to install AHCIPortInjector.kext for that) anyway, after the white screen of death, reboot and all I get is a black screen on the thunderbolt display.

Anyway, not to mirror what BBugs was saying, but does anyone else experience these random hiccups?

Anyone care to share their bios settings for the Thunderbolt display?
I've just been using the IGPU as enabled, and as the Int Display,
I also increased the bios wait time to 10 (and previously any setting from 4-9)

Right now I get an image on the display with the intel raid enabled, the raid bios screen comes up, then nothing; tried an HDMI connection both to the mainboard and the 680gtx video card.
if I reflash using Bios flashback (to stock bios) the display will not work, I typically use HDMI so i can flash 828, change the same settings and sometimes it'll work great. I'm sure there is one setting I'm missing that makes it temperamental.

I'll update my sig with my build specs soon,
Motherboard: Z77MX-QUO-AOS (828 bios)
CPU: I7 3770K
GPU: MSI 680 Lightning
Memory: 32GB Corsair Dominator 1600C9
Case: Modded 2010 MacPro

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Anyone else have an issue with 828 and the thunderbolt display?

I sometimes get it to work, then sometimes I'll have a bios crash, I come home to find the 'No Sign' white screen (I think somehow linked to a Maverick boot failure; still a work in progress.. Intel raid for windows disks.. was going to install AHCIPortInjector.kext for that) anyway, after the white screen of death, reboot and all I get is a black screen on the thunderbolt display.

 

Anyway, not to mirror what BBugs was saying, but does anyone else experience these random hiccups?

 

Anyone care to share their bios settings for the Thunderbolt display?
I've just been using the IGPU as enabled, and as the Int Display,

I also increased the bios wait time to 10 (and previously any setting from 4-9)

 

Right now I get an image on the display with the intel raid enabled, the raid bios screen comes up, then nothing; tried an HDMI connection both to the mainboard and the 680gtx video card.

if I reflash using Bios flashback (to stock bios) the display will not work, I typically use HDMI so i can flash 828, change the same settings and sometimes it'll work great. I'm sure there is one setting I'm missing that makes it temperamental.

 

I'll update my sig with my build specs soon,

Motherboard: Z77MX-QUO-AOS (828 bios)

CPU: I7 3770K

GPU: MSI 680 Lightning

Memory: 32GB Corsair Dominator 1600C9

Case: Modded 2010 MacPro

You cannout use Intel Raid with OS X.

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@electroshock: I use the Ozmosis bootloader on my board and entries aren't prefixed with UEFI: for supported partitions. The bootloader just displays the volume label instead. So you're not doing anything wrong. I'm pretty sure it only shows UEFI volumes anyway.

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You cannout use Intel Raid with OS X.

Yep, OS X is just a single drive; no Raid

I'm in the process of switching my windows disks to a single drive; then I'll get rid of the need for the Kext.

 

The display is my main issue; I know there are a magic combination of settings in the bios to make it work each and every time; Right now I just mess with what I know worked in the past; but still no go.

 

Cheers.

 

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Yep, OS X is just a single drive; no Raid

I'm in the process of switching my windows disks to a single drive; then I'll get rid of the need for the Kext.

 

The display is my main issue; I know there are a magic combination of settings in the bios to make it work each and every time; Right now I just mess with what I know worked in the past; but still no go.

 

Cheers.

 

I have no idea in what "language"you are talking...

 

Anyway there is no magic combination for tunderbolt display. it was explained here several times, I don't get why people can easy remember the sh** from this topic(i.e, what BBugs was saying) but not the good stuff.

I will explain for the last time what is needed to set in BIOS:

Set BIOS Features/Display Boot Option ROM Control to Legacy Only

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See post #856

 

 

Consider only plugging in the hard drive you want to install to and the USB flash drive.

 

Reflash to 828 to clear settings,

 

enter BIOS and restore defaults,

 

check version from shell.

 

See post #856 for information on the aforementioned items.

Thanks Lanceomni, reflashing the 828 bios and F7 did the trick. Interesting the option that came up was "UEFI: USB USB Hard Drive" and this option only appeared when I had a second USB plugged in that contained the flash bios. With the OS X 10.9 installation USB plugged in alone the options were "Install Mavericks 10.9" and "P2: Kingston Travaller".  Plugging back in the second bios USB brought back the "UEFI: USB USB Hard Drive" option. Selecting this caused the bios to find and load the Mavericks installation USB drive. This maybe an issue limited to Kingston USB drives?  I only mention this in case someone else sees the same boot options. In any case OS X 10.9 loaded fine after hanging up at the "installation complete in about 1 second" message for about 20 mins. The UEFI installation now allows the computer to fully shutoff when pressing the power button before under Bios the computer would shut down but then reboot after a couple of seconds forcing me to shutoff the power supply.

 

When doing the Windows 7 installation should I unplug the OS X drive and boot using Windows PE to format the separate hard drive to the GPT format? I believe Windows PE will then allow me to load the Windows image file off the DVD.  I don't see a UEFI option for the DVD drive so I am thinking this may be the best way to proceed.

 

I also corrected my post above to correctly reference Lanceomni rather than akindly.for post #856.

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Thanks Lanceomni, reflashing the 828 bios and F7 did the trick. Interesting the option that came up was "UEFI: USB USB Hard Drive" and this option only appeared when I had a second USB plugged in that contained the flash bios. With the OS X 10.9 installation USB plugged in alone the options were "Install Mavericks 10.9" and "P2: Kingston Travaller".  Plugging back in the second bios USB brought back the "UEFI: USB USB Hard Drive" option. Selecting this caused the bios to find and load the Mavericks installation USB drive. This maybe an issue limited to Kingston USB drives?  I only mention this in case someone else sees the same boot options. In any case OS X 10.9 loaded fine after hanging up at the "installation complete in about 1 second" message for about 20 mins. The UEFI installation now allows the computer to fully shutoff when pressing the power button before under Bios the computer would shut down but then reboot after a couple of seconds forcing me to shutoff the power supply.

 

When doing the Windows 7 installation should I unplug the OS X drive and boot using Windows PE to format the separate hard drive to the GPT format? I believe Windows PE will then allow me to load the Windows image file off the DVD.  I don't see a UEFI option for the DVD drive so I am thinking this may be the best way to proceed.

 

I also corrected my post above to correctly reference Lanceomni rather than akindly.for post #856.

I have no experience with Preinstallation Environment installs. I would consider researching "Windows PE UEFI" for how to install. Just make sure that the install steps do not format your drive, if same is OSX install.

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@All

I have a problem since installation that I can not solve yet though it does not impairs my use of my computer since I have a graphic card installed. When I first installed my system, I did not put my graphic card in and used the internal video of the chip. System worked fine. Video was set automatically to full definition. I then tried to change the definition of the screen. It resulted in a unreadable screen with multiple windows and I was unable to get back to original state, being unable to read what the screen showed. I then installed my video card and since then I can use my computer. But if I try to use the internal graphic, I still got the same problem. Is there a way to correct the situation ? Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance

 

B.L.

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@ Bernard Leclerc

The resolution change on HD4000 is a known bug on desktop CPU's, the only "fix" is to sleep/wake the computer before you change the resolution.

There is another fix but if that is applied will lead to NO HDMI/DP AUDIO, let me guess, you do not want it...

 

P.S. Even if the screen is unreadable, if you press the power button the conputer will sleep(assuming you didn't changed the power options...) then on wake you will be able to do the modifications you want.

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@ Bernard Leclerc

The resolution change on HD4000 is a known bug on desktop CPU's, the only "fix" is to sleep/wake the computer before you change the resolution.

There is another fix but if that is applied will lead to NO HDMI/DP AUDIO, let me guess, you do not want it...

 

P.S. Even if the screen is unreadable, if you press the power button the conputer will sleep(assuming you didn't changed the power options...) then on wake you will be able to do the modifications you want.

Thanks  for the info and the suggestion,  I'll try that.

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I did a quick search and could not find anything on this topic. 

 

As I have posted before, I have been using my Quo with a mini-display port Apple Display without issue. Today I had the chance to try a real thunderbolt display, and although the display is working correctly, some of the on-board devices including the built-in USB hub are not. I also have no sound coming out through the display speakers, but this is not an audio drive issue as the sound plays well though airplay. See this screenshot from the system report.  

 

Any ideas on how I can get them to work?

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I decided to try a CCCd copy of snow leo 10.6.8 on this one and it works. Funny sidenote is when I first plugged in my harddrive and booted up Win started to install! Aparently the harddrive I bought cheap on sale actually could have programs left on them and in my case it was some oem version of Fujitsu Win 7 Professional. And this mobo just picked it up and it works too lol.

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Anyone able to get imessage to work in the most current update? 

I haven't unfortunately.  It was working with 820, but both my systems are now 828 and I haven't been able to fix it by deleting the plist or changing the serial number

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Hi.

If u want a nice gui for selecting OS u can install refind.

http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/

I try it on ozmosis and it work great.

How did you get it installed? Not working with my ozmosis 828 build on either of my boards!

 

 

The Bootcd (reFind) works fine though, which I thought was strange,

 

 

snakeman

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I haven't unfortunately.  It was working with 820, but both my systems are now 828 and I haven't been able to fix it by deleting the plist or changing the serial number

I'm on 828M, and extending the BaseBoardSerial to 17 chars didn't work on its own, but deleting the plist as well worked for me.

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I do not know if this is posted here before but if not this is what I found out. If you get strange distorted video after installing a videocard and or altering the video settings in bios (820m) just let the computer go to sleep. When you wake it up video will be back to "normal" at least it did for me.

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