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Hi all,

I just installed iAtkos ML3 (ML 10.8.3) onto my desktop and got it working fine once it's booted. The problem is booting.


Using the USB stick I used to install iAtkos, I can use whatever bootloader came with the iAtkos USB stick to boot, and everything works fine (except sleep mode, but I doubt that's relevant).


When I try and boot from the bootloader on the HDD I installed OSX on, however, I get this text when trying to boot...




I've tried installing other boot loaders to no avail, exactly the same thing each time :(


Any ideas for a fix?


All replies are greatly appreciated! :)




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Sorry, the picture you posted is broken for me... Is it the boot0 error? If so it's because it's a 4kb sector hard drive. http://myhack.sojugarden.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275

Thanks for the response! :)

Could be, but it doesn't say error anywhere. It says:

"Boot0: GPT

Boot0: Test

Boot0: Test

Boot0: Done" 

which I assume means there were no errors, and then after that there's a bunch of random text.


I'll re-upload the image :) http://i.imgur.com/YinLifL.png




EDIT - Oh, and I doubt it's the HDD because the HDD I installed it to is one I salvaged from my old iMac, and formatted in the disk tool in the OSX installer.

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Yeah that's the error I was referring to. Basically this happens with newer "advanced format" aka 4k sector hard drives, which a lot of newer drives are. I've had the same problem with a lot of drives. Chameleon doesn't handle them properly so you have to manually write boot1h to do drive and specify a 4k block sector. So you have a few options:1. Follow the instructions in the link to manually write boot1h to the drive2. Use clover bootloader instead of chameleonOr 3. I'm pretty sure MyFix included in MyHack has an automatic fix for this.


Edit: sorry Luke, I assumed you had the same error because of the boot0 thing, but since it doesn't actually say error I believe you're right and it's a different problem. Can you post your specs?


Edit 2: This looks like the solution to your problem: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285599-chameleon-stuck-at-boot0done-with-hd-7770-on-1083/ otherwise try putting your graphics card into a different slot or if you have integrated graphics try setting them as primary. I Googled boot0: done scrambled text and found several different links referring to your exact issue. All of them were with an ati 7xxx card.


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Yeah that's the error I was referring to. Basically this happens with newer "advanced format" aka 4k sector hard drives, which a lot of newer drives are. I've had the same problem with a lot of drives. Chameleon doesn't handle them properly so you have to manually write boot1h to do drive and specify a 4k block sector. So you have a few options:1. Follow the instructions in the link to manually write boot1h to the drive2. Use clover bootloader instead of chameleonOr 3. I'm pretty sure MyFix included in MyHack has an automatic fix for this.


Edit: sorry Luke, I assumed you had the same error because of the boot0 thing, but since it doesn't actually say error I believe you're right and it's a different problem. Can you post your specs?


Edit 2: This looks like the solution to your problem: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285599-chameleon-stuck-at-boot0done-with-hd-7770-on-1083/ otherwise try putting your graphics card into a different slot or if you have integrated graphics try setting them as primary. I Googled boot0: done scrambled text and found several different links referring to your exact issue. All of them were with an ati 7xxx card.

Sure, I'm using a 3570K @ stock, 8GB of Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600Mhz, a Sapphire 7970 Vapor X, and a GIGABYTE Z77-D3H. It all worked flawlessly with 10.8.2 :)


Than you very much for the link, looks like a jackpot, will try now! :)





Sorry it took me so long to reply, by the way :P

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      If you have a different motherboard you can use IORegistryExplorer for port discovery and eliminate some ports to get below the 15 port limit. You can create an SSDT for port limit to use with USBInjectAll.kext. Or, If you are not keen on creating the SSDT file, then you can use "uia_exclude=" boot flag in config.plist and have USBInjectAll.kext exclude those ports.
      Rehabman has a great guide on port discovery & SSDT. >>Creating a Custom SSDT for USBInjectAll.kext
      When you know what ports you want to eliminate, then you would set custom boot flags using "uia_exclude=" in config.plist.  USBInjectAll.kext would then ignore those ports listed by "uia_exclude=" boot flag.
      Example: using "uia_exclude=" boot flag to keep USB port below 15
      If you have Asus Z370-G as per this guide then don't use custom boot flags  as it's already done with SSDT-UIAC.aml
      Disable Ports Limit Patch:

      My ABWB 802.11AC WI-FI with Bluetooth card is installed in motherboard slot: PCIE_X1_2 
      the ABWB 802.11AC WI-FI with Bluetooth card USB cable is attached on internal USB1112 header (HS12) on the motherboard.
      If you have a Wifi card with Bluetooth in a  different PCIE slot then remove SSDT-UIAC.aml from 
      EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/PATCHED and download SSDT-UIAC-ALL.dsl and change HS12 for appropriate port and save 
      SSDT-UIAC-ALL.dsl as ACPI Machine Language Binary and place file in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/PATCHED.

      This worked for me on my first attempt, I suggest using an Apple WiFi  card for hassle free iMessages etc...
      I'm using an original >> Apple BCM943602CS WIFI+bluetooth module and adapter, this has native support in macOS High Sierra and needs no kexts / drivers. It works out of the box! 
      If you can't get a hold of this card used in this build, then try sourcing a PCIe adapter and fitting an iMac WiFi card to it.
      Purchase adapter on >> Ebay or Amazon 
      Apple iMac WiFi card, part Number >> 607-8967

      Or use a MacBook Air WiFi card & adapter, it would directly replace the Asus Wifi card and free up PCIe slots.

      Configure iMessages with the Clover Configurator
       SMBIOS / Generate New SMBIOS Profile for iMac 18,3  Check >> Serial number generated is not in use!"
           3.   System Parameters / Custom UUID ( Generate New )

           4.    Rt Variables / ROM ( Generate from SMBIOS or System )

      Windows drivers for Apple WiFi and Bluetooth devices.
      If you are dual booting with Windows and you are using an Apple WiFi / Bluetooth card like the one suggested above.
      Then chances are you won't have Windows drivers. 
      The drivers can be obtained by downloading Windows support from Bootcamp.
      Launchpad / Other ---> Bootcamp Assistant.  
      "About my Mac" will show CPU as unknown.

      Fix :
      Download >>TextWrangler ( use Text Wrangler, as other editors output code differently )
           1.    Copy and paste command into Terminal to open English.lproj directory:
      open . /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/
            2.   Edit AppleSystemInfo.strings using Text Wrangler.


       Edit from:
      <key>UnknownCPUKind</key> <string>Unknown</string>          Edit to:
      <key>UnknownCPUKind</key> <string>3,2 GHz Intel Core i7-8700(6-Cores)</string>
      There is now no need for ssdtPRgen.sh generated SSDT.aml for Haswell CPU and newer. 
      Power management can be configured in config.plist with Clover Configurator.
      Acpi / Generate Options / PluginType = True ( tick )
           2.  Boot / Argument / -xcmp = True ( tick )

      Test Power Management using Piker-Alpha's AppleIntelInfo.kext
      Compile source or >> download >> AppleIntelInfo.kext.zip 
      Use AppleIntelInfo.kext as per Piker-Alpha's  >> instructions
      1. Save AppleIntelInfo.kext to desktop.
      2. Using Terminal and change directory to Desktop
      cd Desktop/ 3. Enter following commands and press Enter.
      sudo chown -R root:wheel AppleIntelInfo.kext sudo chmod -R 755 AppleIntelInfo.kext sudo kextload AppleIntelInfo.kext 3. View output
      sudo cat /tmp/AppleIntelInfo.dat sudo kextunload AppleIntelInfo.kext

      Using ESP Pro or Terminal, mount EFI / ESP partition and place kexts RehabMan-FakeSMC-2017-1017 package into Clover / Kexts / Extra folder. Shutdown and restart computer. Copy and Paste HWMonitor App to Applications / Utilities.
      Download >> RehabMan-FakeSMC-2017-1017 package ( from RehabMan )

      Any  unrecognised System Memory ( Dual Channel setup etc ) can easily be set with the Clover Configurator.

      Make Backup
      1. Download and install >> Carbon Copy Cloner CCC5 
      2. Attach an external USB drive.
      3. Use Disk Utility and format external drive, create GUID partition map and APFS volume named Hackintosh.
      *Give Backup a different name from your main system drive to avoid confusion when performing a restore. So, my drive is Macintosh & backup is Hackintosh *

      4. Open Carbon Copy Cloner.
      5. Set Source as your High Sierra system drive, my drive is named Macintosh.
      6. Set Destination as your external USB drive named Hackintosh.

      7. Click Clone button.
      Restore Backup
      1. Attach macOS High Sierra Installer USB drive.
      2. Attach external USB backup drive that contains the bootable backup you made.
      3. Boot PC and press F8 and boot from external macOS High Sierra Installer USB drive.
      4. From Clover boot menu choose Boot macOS from Hackintosh.

      5. It may take a few minutes to boot High Sierra from your external USB drive.
      6. Launch Carbon Copy Cloner.
      7. Source should be external USB drive named Hackintosh.
      8. Destination should be your High Sierra installation drive. I named my drive Macintosh. 

      9. Click Clone button.
      Test Backup
      1. Follow steps 1 to 4 from Restore Backup.
      Thanks to MaLdon for taking the time to produce the DSDT for the Asus Strix Z370-G, the list of the patches can be viewed at the download link below.
      ** Only use the DSDT if you have the Asus Z370-G Strix Motherboard with BIOS update ver 0430 **
      Download DSDT here from >> MaLd0n  Place DSDT.aml inside EFI / Clover / ACPI / patched folder Open config.plist with Clover Configurator In Clover Configurator  Acpi /  Generate Options / set PluginType as False ( no check ) Reboot computer System Report before:

      System Report after:



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      This is EFI-based bootloader for BIOS-based computers created as a replacement to EDK2/Duet bootloader http://www.tianocore.org.
      To compile it needs to place Clover sources into edk2/ folder.
      using UEFI BIOS or own CloverEFI
      default boot after timeout into previous chosen OS
      customizable GUI: themes support, own icons, fonts, background image, animated pictures, mouse pointers.
      F1 - multilingual help, depending on language in config
      saving preboot.log from GUI by typing F2 and system.log for debug
      save original (OEM) ACPI tables by pressing F4
      test DSDT patching with F5
      save videoBIOS into EFI/misc by pressing F6
      saving screenshots from GUI typing F10
      CD/DVD eject by F12 and refresh menu after CD insertion
      change GUI resolution by PgUp/PgDown
      save BOOT0000 option to NVRAM (like bcfg in Shell)
      call to Shell.efi
      native screen resolution in GUI
      scroll bar if screen resolution is too low for menu
      theme database http://clover-wiki.zetam.org/Theme-database
      Clover wiki: http://clover-wiki.zetam.org/Home
      Clover on ProjectOSX : http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2562
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