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Kernel panic every time I try to install OS X with Clover

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I can't figure Clover out!! I've tried so many times!


Heres what I've done so far:

  • I restored the InstallESD.dmg onto my USB drive formatted as OS X Extended Journaled, GPT using Disk Utility (I also have a MacBook).
  • I then downloaded Clover from here http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/files/Installer/Clover_v2k_r2184.zip/
  • I ran the installer, choose Customise, and ticked: Install boot0af in MBRCloverEFI 64-bits SATA & Drivers64 -> UsbMouseDxe-64
  • I installed it to another USB with a single FAT partition, MBR.
  • I put the fakesmc.kext I got from OSX86.net into the /EFI/kexts/10.8/ folder (I still got the same results without including the kext).


When I boot off the USB and choose to boot of the install USB I get a kernel panic:

<!-- Ususal stuff here, doesn't look as important -->
AppleACPIPlatformExpert::start failed
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80034649c1): "Unable to find driver for this platform: \"ACPI\".\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2050.48.12/iokit/Kernel/IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1514
Debugger called: <panic>
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
<!-- Insert gibberish here -->
BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Unknown
Boot args: ncpi=0x2000 -v root-dmg=file:///BaseSystem.dmg
<!-- Insert the rest of the usual KP gibberish here about the version and kernel and uptime -->

Please help!



My stuff:


Intel i5 4430

8GB DDR3 1600 RAM

Mac OS X 10.8.5 (Mac App Store purchase)

32GB USB 3 Flash Drive


I also have a MacBook to use.

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Remove ioplatformplugin.kext from System/Library/Extensions , rebuild caches and you're good to go.

Thanks for reply, I don't currently have OS X installed on the machine, I only have the USB I created with disk utility.

There is not S/L/E folder on the USB.

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  • 1 year later...

If you try the fix mentioned above without success, it could be your DSDT. Use this boot option (assuming you have Chameleon)   DSDT=NONE

My system was running until I created a DSDT.aml and started having kernel panics with the same symptoms as shown above.

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