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boot0/GPT error, "boot1h" fix did not work

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Hello.

 

After a long time, I decided to dive in to Hackintoshes again.

 

Today, I successfully installed iAtkos ML2 on my HP HPE170f desktop. Everything works great, it's incredibly smooth, and has been a lot of fun to use.

 

After installing, I updated to 10.8.3 using the built-in updater (after seeing someone else have success with it). It worked a treat for me.

 

I didn't realize though until an hour ago that I was still booting off the iAtkos USB I made, so I decided to remove it, received a one-line error "boot0:error".

 

I Googled, and found the guide that you will most likely tell me to try; the one where you pull out the boot1h file out of the Chameleon or Chimera pkg, drop it on a second USB, reboot into the installer, unmount, dd= , the whole shebang. Each time I do it, it tells me it has successfully copied.

 

The error has now changed slightly, instead of just one line telling me boot0 error, there are also a few lines that say "GPT". But it will always stop there.

 

Things to note:

  • Before messing with the boot1h fix, I attempted to manually install Chimera (once through the tool that as I understand is not acceptable to mention around here, and once through the standalone installer)
  • After getting frustrated with the repeated error, I also tried to directly install Chameleon.
  • I made sure the USB that I stored the boot1h file on was formatted to HFS+
  • The boot1h file was placed at the root of the USB stick.
  • I have a 1TB Hitachi drive. I have no idea what the current sector size is (or how to tell).

This is quite literally the only slight stumbling block on my way to Hackintosh perfection. I am very, very pleased at the way it's running, and to be honest, this isn't really a huge problem, but it is an annoyance that any time I restart or turn on (not that I do often) that I need to have the USB installer present.

 

If any more information is needed, please let me know. I feel that I have covered everything thus far. but it's possible I missed something.

 

Thank you all for your time.

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Re do the fix. It will work if done properly.

 

I've done the fix no less than ten times. I used the iATKOS installer, unmounted in the disk utility, used the terminal, took note of what I named the device and what the hard drive's identifier was, everything. I'm not new to the command line at all. I get successful record processing messages each time.

 

Not at all!

 

Well this seems promising :). I'll try it out and let you all know.

 

I grabbed the Clover package from here: http://clover.inmac.org/

 

I used the latest package (r1211) and installed it. When I rebooted, the GPT errors were gone, but that blasted boot0 error came right back :(.

 

I apologize, I wish I knew better what I was doing. I've spent hours getting things in Linux to work, but I don't even know where to start with this.

 

Do I need to do the boot1h fix with Clover as well? If so, is it a different file?

 

I'm also concerned that my upgrade to 10.8.3 might be an issue. I appreciate all of you helping me, I'm very grateful for these amazing tools that people have given us for free.

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Clover won't give you the Boot 0 error: Chameleon is taking over somehow. Clover will give you a "7" before its GUI shows up. Do the following:

 

1) take the smallest USB stick you got;

2) Format it as fat32;

3) Install Clover on it;

4) Boot from it, correct settings using instructions given in Clover forums on Insanelymac;

5) Using Disk Utility, resize your partitions a little: that will make Chameleon go away for good (you better have your system saved in a back up before doing that only for double precaution);

6) Put the EFI folder from Clover boot stick on the root of your HDD;

7) Enjoy!

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Clover won't give you the Boot 0 error: Chameleon is taking over somehow. Clover will give you a "7" before its GUI shows up. Do the following:

 

1) take the smallest USB stick you got;

2) Format it as fat32;

3) Install Clover on it;

4) Boot from it, correct settings using instructions given in Clover forums on Insanelymac;

5) Using Disk Utility, resize your partitions a little: that will make Chameleon go away for good (you better have your system saved in a back up before doing that only for double precaution);

6) Put the EFI folder from Clover boot stick on the root of your HDD;

7) Enjoy!

 

So I'm about to try this today. I happened to open up the "Customize" settings and I noticed that by default it's installing the UEFI bootloader. Does that matter? I don't have a UEFI mobo.

 

Can you clarify what you mean by "resize my partitions"? Do you mean just decrease the partition size by a few megs?

 

Thank you for your patience with me, I genuinely appreciate it.

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Clover won't give you the Boot 0 error: Chameleon is taking over somehow. Clover will give you a "7" before its GUI shows up. Do the following:

 

1) take the smallest USB stick you got;

2) Format it as fat32;

3) Install Clover on it;

4) Boot from it, correct settings using instructions given in Clover forums on Insanelymac;

5) Using Disk Utility, resize your partitions a little: that will make Chameleon go away for good (you better have your system saved in a back up before doing that only for double precaution);

6) Put the EFI folder from Clover boot stick on the root of your HDD;

7) Enjoy!

 

Hello again, I've been banging my head against the wall trying to get this to work. I formated as FAT32 and tried to install Clover, but I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor.

 

Also, I'm unsure what you mean by "correct settings using instructions given in Clover forums on Insanelymac;". I

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Hi liquidsolistice, I'm in the same boat, tried boot1h method and it's not working.

 

However, I noticed an interesting thing : after I used 'dd' command then booting into OS x using USB installer, I couln't find boot1h in my root OS x installation drive (using ls in terminal), maybe it didn't get copied properly.

I'm going to disable journaling and try to use linux to dd boot1h and post back results.

 

[Edit] : I used linux's dd, still the same result "boot0 error", and it seems that dd command copy only records into disk starting from 0.

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Another update, I got my problem fixed, my mac os x partition was a logical one, ( I checked before and thought it was primary, and that caused me to waste one whole day trying to figure this out :wallbash: ) so all I did was to change it to primary using MiniTool Partition Wizard under Windows and that fixed boot0 error.

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Another update, I got my problem fixed, my mac os x partition was a logical one, ( I checked before and thought it was primary, and that caused me to waste one whole day trying to figure this out :wallbash: ) so all I did was to change it to primary using MiniTool Partition Wizard under Windows and that fixed boot0 error.

 

DAMN it. Was that what it was? I never bothered to check that (and I'm pretty sure I made it a logical partition).

 

I gave up and got rid of OS X because I thought it was an MBR vs GPT issue and that you couldn't properly install bootloaders for OS X on an MBR partition.

 

I guess I need to give this a shot again when I have some time. Do you know if your partition table is MBR or GPT?

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Logical partitions (which are found within extended partitions) are only used in MBR partition table, so mine is MBR.

 

:turbin: You got rid of os x because of this insignificant detail, I hope you saved your working kexts and DSDT and other configs.

 

Well, I think this should be added in ALL CAPS in every boot0 error solution tutorial. I'm pretty sure a lot of people are doing the same mistake, and it's not mentioned in any tutorial I stumbled upon, all they mention is the 'dd' command and 'boot1h'.

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Logical partitions (which are found within extended partitions) are only used in MBR partition table, so mine is MBR.

 

:turbin: You got rid of os x because of this insignificant details, I hope you saved your working kexts and DSDT and other configs.

 

Well, I think this should be added in ALL CAPS in every boot0 error solution tutorial. I'm pretty sure a lot of people are doing the same mistake, and it's not mentioned in any tutorial I stumbled upon, all they mention is the 'dd' command and 'boot1h'.

 

Oh, there was nothing to my install. With iAtkos, all I need to check is the NVidia drivers and everything else works perfectly out of the box, no special stuff needed. I guess I got lucky that way ;). I'll install it again later on and give that a shot.

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Oh, there was nothing to my install. With iAtkos, all I need to check is the NVidia drivers and everything else works perfectly out of the box, no special stuff needed. I guess I got lucky that way ;). I'll install it again later on and give that a shot.

 

Okey, don't forget to update us and mark the thread as [solved] if it's the case.

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