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This is my third guide and I finally know my way pretty damn well around Hackintoshes. My latest build has Mavericks working almost perfectly (very minor graphical glitches and no iCoud). I decided to make a guide because there are lots of AMD users dying to get their hands on Mavericks working properly.

 

Before before we start, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. This guide isn’t anything perfect so I do understand if you get lost. I’ve tried my best to correctly put everything you may need in. I will be able to help a lot though so don’t worry if you get lost. 

 

Before we start:

 

This build involves 2 hard drives, OS X being on one and Windows being on the other for dual booting. I have not yet been successful with OS X and Windows on the same hard drive. If you have only one hard drive you can follow this guide to install OS X and then maybe try the dual boot yourself outside the guide. As I said, I don't know how to do this so won't be able to help at all.

 

The build: 

  • AMD Athlon X2 x64 @ 3.3Ghz
  • Biostar A780L Motherboard
  • ATI Radeon HD5770
  • 4GB DDR2 RAM
  • TrendNet TEW-648UBM USB wireless adapter
  • Apple Wired Keyboard

The ingredients:

  • OS X 10.9 Install DMG (download from the AppStore for free or via a torrent for stable speeds)
  • A working Hackintosh or real Mac
  • Pandora Installer (here)
  • 10.9 AMD kernel (here)
  • 8GB flash drive
  • OPTIONAL: Another 8GB flash drive
  • Kexts needed for your build
  • VoodooHDA Installer (here)
  • System.kext bundle (here) (its called AMD _Kernel_And_PM_rel2)
  • MyHack (here)
  • Kext Utiliy (here)

The reason I use two flash drives is just to save my skin. Hackintosh is not perfect so tiny things can really mess it up. I make a flash drive that is identical to the first one with the installer on. This is just incase anything goes wrong with the first one, and this second one I keep in a safe place in case my Hackintosh messes up for any reason. Its entirely up to you to use the second one, it is not needed for the installer at all.

 

Also I uploaded the kernel to Zippyshare cause I honestly cannot remember when page I got it from from THIS thread, and it would take forever to find that again.

 

 

Part 1, easy

 

I call this part easy since it uses MyHack. I did NOT use MyHack, but everyone has been using it to get Mavericks set up so far. I didn’t use MyHack cause when I did this, the beta wasn’t out yet so it did not work with Mavericks at all. You can follow either path. MyHack is easy to use and ‘should’ work. The second part is slightly harder since I can’t remember what I did exactly. 

 

Step 1:

 

Put your flash drive into the Mac and launch disk utility. Format the flash drive with 1 partition, name it anything but make sure its one word for easier access in terminal. Also set the Partition Scheme to GUID, by clicking options near the bottom of the partition screen. Once that is complete you can close Disk Utility for now.

Launch MyHack DMG and put the app into your applications file. Start the application. It will ask you to select what you want to create. Select install and then select OS X Mavericks (10.9). Then select the USB and it will create a bootable USB. It will ask you a few things before you finish, just select YES or NO, depending on your build.

 

Step 2:

 

Open the newly created USB and copy over the following things:

  • AMD Kernel (replace mach_kernel)
  • Folder with any extra kexts you made need
  • VoodooHDA PKG installer
  • System.kext from the pack 

 

Step 3

 

Now go to your system and launch the bios. 

 

Make sure it is set to boot from the USB stick you just created and also make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI. I don’t know exactly which ‘section’ has the SATA mode.

 

Step 4:

 

If all is okay your USB should boot! Press F8 and any key, like space or something, to bring up the chameleon screen. It may also just have very basic text saying ‘Darwin Bootloader’, which is fine too. 

Now we need to do the flags. My flags will be different to yours if your system is different, they are a good place to start though. 

-v USBLegacyOff=Yes npci=0x2000 -f

For the beginning ALWAYS boot with “-v” and “-f”. This enables verbose mode so you see EXACTLY what is happening during the boot process. It also forces the kernel to ignore the kernel cache so it also loads all the kexts properly.

 

To diagnose booting problems (if it does not get to the installer) please please please post A PICTURE of exactly where it hangs / panics. This will help me / other people get it to go passed that point.

 

The initial MAY hang at a line about ‘IOBluetooth Controller’. Leave it for at least 3 minutes. If any lines come after it (normally about mounting) you have a graphics problem so boot with “GraphicsEnabler=No”

 

Step 5:

 

If all is okay you should get to the installer!

 

Launch disk utility by clicking on “Utilities” in the menu bar. Format the hard drive you want Mac installed to with a ONE WORD name (its much easier for further steps). Make sure it formats as MAC OS Journaled (extended), and GUID partition table. You can close disk utility and start the install. Be careful not to select the wrong hard drive to install to.

 

When the installer is complete DON’T DON’T DON’T restart. Load up terminal by clicking “Utilities” in the menu bar again. In terminal type in this exactly:

cp /mach_kernel /Volumes/XXX

 where XXX is the name of your hard drive. If it does not work also try 

cp mach_kernel /Volumes/XXX.

Now you can go ahead and restart.

 

Step 6:

 

Go back into your bios utility and choose to boot from the hard drive you just installed Mac to.

 

If everything went correctly do the same as before, by hitting F8 and spacebar a lot, and it should load the chameleon screen. Enter the same flags you used for install. The same rule applies here, if you hang anywhere / kernel panic just post a picture. It may also hang at “IOBluetooth” again.

 

Step 7:

 

If all goes fine, you will be on your Macintosh! Congratulations! We just need to do a bit more before we can fully use this puppy.

 

Load up system profiler by clicking the apple sign in the menu bar, and select “About this Mac”. Then select “System Profiler” from the dialog. IF your CPU clock is something like 3MHz then we need to replace the System kext. If not, then you’re set (but you can replace it anyway for safe keep).

 

To do this, launch kext utility and put in your password. Then drag and drop the “System.kext” from the "AMD _Kernel_And_PM_rel2" zip folder. Wait for it to finish and then reboot.

 

Step 8:

 

Now we just need to make boots more seamless

 

Launch Chameleon Wizard.  Click “org.chameleon.boot.plist” and check any boot flags you need. You can take off “-v”, but for the time being while you install a lot of things, rather keep it on. Also don’t install any themes until you have everything properly set up. Make sure “GUI” is ticked and “Timeout” is greater than 1. Once complete you can save and quit that app.

 

Step 9:

 

You can now reboot just to check that all the boot flags are working correctly. If so, you can move onto install VoodooHDA if you don’t have sound working already and anything else that you may need specific to your system.

 

End:

 

Congrats! If everything went find you will have a fully working Macintosh install! You can go ahead and update now too (I used the Software Updater). You should replace the kernel on your hard drive with the one from the USB after updating (but before rebooting) just to be safe. If you can ’t see ‘mach_kernel’ in your hard drive open Terminal and type this in:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true && killall Finder

 and to reverse that 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean false && killall Finder” 

As I said in the beginning of this guide, if you have ANY problems please feel free to ask my anything. Post pictures if its anything boot related as that will help me a load to diagnose your issue. Also at the end of this guide is some contact information if you feel the need. I do prefer you asking question publicly as some people may have the same problem as you.

 

 

Part 2, difficult

 

The reason I call this part difficult is cause I cannot EXACTLY recall what I did. This is me literally talking out of memory. I am going to re-do what I did, however, as soon as the Mavericks install finishes downloading (again, South African internet is a joke). I will obviously help out as much as I possibly can.

 

Step 1:

 

Okay lets get going. For these few steps you are going to need that working Mac. 

Put your flash drive into the Mac and launch disk utility. Format the flash drive with 1 partition, name it anything but make sure its one word for easier access in terminal. Also set the Partition Scheme to GUID, by clicking options near the bottom of the partition screen. Once that is complete you can close Disk Utility for now.

Step 2:

 

Launch the Pandora.app you just downloaded and select Pandora Installer. It MAY ask you to install a specific theme. Just hit 'y' and enter. It will ask for your sudo password so enter it. The machine will restart so make sure you don't have anything running that needs to be saved. Pandora runs in terminal so don't be startled when that opens.

 

Step 3:

 

Type 1 in the terminal. Pandora will now ask for your sudo password again, so just enter it. Then type 1. Then type in no. Then type 1. Then drag and drop the OS X 10.9 DMG onto that window. Pandora will now copy the contents of OS X 10.9 to the flash drive. I don't know the steps that follow this step (I need to re-downloaded the Install DMG). It was pretty simple though, but feel free to ask if you get lost.

 

Step 4:

 

Copy the AMD kernel you downloaded to the root of the flash drive. It will replace the original mach_kernel so don't worry. Once that is complete we are almost ready to boot! Before you boot, place any kexts that you need for your device in a folder called whatever you want in the root of the flash drive. Also place the VoodooHDA PKG and 'AMD Kernel and REL2.zip' there. This is so you can install them once your system is properly installed.

 

Step 5:

 

Now go to your system and launch the bios. 

 

Make sure it is set to boot from the USB stick you just created and also make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI. I don’t know exactly which ‘section’ has the SATA mode.

 

Step 6:

 

If all is okay your USB should boot! Press F8 and any key, like space or something, to bring up the chameleon screen. It may also just have very basic text saying ‘Darwin Bootloader’, which is fine too. 

Now we need to do the flags. My flags will be different to yours if your system is different, they are a good place to start though. 

 

-v USBLegacyOff=Yes npci=0x2000 -f

 

For the beginning ALWAYS boot with “-v” and “-f”. This enables verbose mode so you see EXACTLY what is happening during the boot process. It also forces the kernel to ignore the kernel cache so it also loads all the kexts properly.

 

To diagnose booting problems (if it does not get to the installer) please please please post A PICTURE of exactly where it hangs / panics. This will help me / other people get it to go passed that point.

 

The initial MAY hang at a line about ‘IOBluetooth Controller’. Leave it for at least 3 minutes. If any lines come after it (normally about mounting) you have a graphics problem so boot with “GraphicsEnabler=No”

 

Step 7:

 

If all is okay you should get to the installer!

 

Launch disk utility by clicking on “Utilities” in the menu bar. Format the hard drive you want Mac installed to with a ONE WORD name (its much easier for further steps). Make sure it formats as MAC OS Journaled (extended), and GUID partition table. You can close disk utility and start the install. Be careful not to select the wrong hard drive to install to.

 

When the installer is complete DON’T DON’T DON’T restart. Load up terminal by clicking “Utilities” in the menu bar again. In terminal type in this exactly:

cp /mach_kernel /Volumes/XXX

 where XXX is the name of your hard drive. If it does not work also try 

cp mach_kernel /Volumes/XXX

Now you can go ahead and restart.

 

Step 8:

 

Go back into your bios utility and choose to boot from the hard drive you just installed Mac to.

 

If everything went correctly do the same as before, by hitting F8 and spacebar a lot, and it should load the chameleon screen. Enter the same flags you used for install. The same rule applies here, if you hang anywhere / kernel panic just post a picture. It may also hang at “IOBluetooth” again.

 

Step 9:

 

If all goes fine, you will be on your Macintosh! Congratulations! We just need to do a bit more before we can fully use this puppy.

 

Load up system profiler by clicking the apple sign in the menu bar, and select “About this Mac”. Then select “System Profiler” from the dialog. IF your CPU clock is something like 3MHz then we need to replace the System kext. If not, then you’re set (but you can replace it anyway for safe keep).

 

To do this, launch kext utility and put in your password. Then drag and drop the “System.kext” from the "AMD _Kernel_And_PM_rel2" zip folder. Wait for it to finish and then reboot.

 

Step 10:

 

Now we just need to make boots more seamless

 

Launch Chameleon Wizard.  Click “org.chameleon.boot.plist” and check any boot flags you need. You can take off “-v”, but for the time being while you install a lot of things, rather keep it on. Also don’t install any themes until you have everything properly set up. Make sure “GUI” is ticked and “Timeout” is greater than 1. Once complete you can save and quit that app.

 

Step 11:

 

You can now reboot just to check that all the boot flags are working correctly. If so, you can move onto install VoodooHDA if you don’t have sound working already and anything else that you may need specific to your system.

 

End:

 

Congrats! If everything went find you will have a fully working Macintosh install! You can go ahead and update now too (I used the Software Updater). You should replace the kernel on your hard drive with the one from the USB after updating (but before rebooting) just to be safe. If you can ’t see ‘mach_kernel’ in your hard drive open Terminal and type this in:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true && killall Finder

 and to reverse that 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean false && killall Finder

Credits and Contact

 

Credits go to the guys here at Insanely. Honestly you guys have helped way more than I (and probably anyone) could ever imagine. Also huge thanks to Sinetek, Bronya, Andy, Connattic, and others for their amazing work on the kernel.

Feel free to contact me on:

Email: chris@bojomedia.co.uk

Steam: charlietraplin

Skype: chrismetheridge

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Hi, i tried your guide but i'm getting an error: Ebios read error 0x01

 

What's this?

 

Don't ask for screen, when i used verbose option after load kext, i get a black screen.

if i don't use verbose mode, i get the apple logo but nothing happens.

 

I have two HD, one of 1TB with four partitions (ntfs (windows boot), ntfs(windows), ext4(linux), swap(linux)) and one HD of 80 GB with one partition (fat32).

The problem may come out of there?

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Did you install OSX on fat32 partition? :hysterical: I don't know that is possible.

Are you trying to install it in virtual machine or on hard drive?

Try to disconnect 1TB Drive and connect only 80GB Drive and format it for HFS+ and then install OSX (And the best option is GUID partition. You can use MBR but I recommend teh GUID).

Try to use PCIRootUID=1

Good Luck ;)

 

EDIT: By the way - the guide is perfectly good and working 100% :)

Edited by tragediana150

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My 80GB Hard drive use GUID partition scheme. I want to install OSX on this hard drive (not virtual machine), I thought I could format it in HFS+ using Disk Utility.

Or I have to format it before run the installer?

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Yes. When i use the command line of this guide : -v USBLegacyOff=Yes npci=0x2000 -f (GraphicsEnabler=No)

 

I see the loading of all kext then i get a black screen.

 

When I don't use verbose mode, I see the loading indicator, then the error message is displayed: ebios read error ...

 

I didn't even try to unplug my hard drive 1TB. 
I don't have access to my computer at the moment.

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The black screen is after what kext loaded? Maybe graphics kexts? Because if this is graphics kexts, try to delete every graphics kext and then try to boot to Installer (make a backup before delete).

1. Try to boot without -f

2. boot with -x -v

3. boot with -x -f -v

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I can't know which module is involved. Logs appear too fast.

 

I did a test : I unplug all hard drive and all device, except keyboard ( :P ) I get the same error : Ebios read error : Controller or Device error block ...

 

So, maybe a problem with my mobo...

 

 

EDIT : Whatever options I use, I either a black screen or the apple logo or Chameleon with the error:  ebios read error controller or device error block ...

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Hey guys,

 

I've followed this guide and attempted to install 10.9 on VMWare. Everything runs smoothly till I reach the OS X Installer screen.

 

Once there the mouse runs around like crazy, and I can't click on Continue. Keyboard works fine. I was able to open Disk Utility using Ctrl+Fn2. But then again I can't select any partitions changes without a working mouse.

 

Any ideas? Please help !

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Hello

could some one upload 10.9 AMD kernel

and AMD _Kernel_And_PM_rel2

in a different source than Zippyshare

Or give a link where I can found hem

I just want to try !!!

 

thanks

---------------------------

I think I found it

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/281450-mavericks-kernel-testing-on-amd-formerly-mountain-lion-kernel-testing-on-amd/page-263

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Hello, thank you very much for making this guide.
 
I am up to step 4 but before I get to the installer I am getting an "Invalid user opcode 64" error. Screenshot
 
My specs are:
ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+
AMD A10-7850K
ATI R9 270X
Corsiar 256GB SSD
 
I am grateful for any help you can give me with this.

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Thought I'd give this a shot on a old machine I had. It boots as far as a dark grey screen with a mouse and doesn't do anything else. Any thoughts on whats going on?

 

Build:

Athlon 64 X2 4200+

ASRock K10N78M

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I used the mach_kernel above, success install 10.9 frest with myhack, safari doesn't work well, Chrome is good, have qe/ci

 

my hardware

cpu AMD A6-5400K black

motherboard MSI A55M-E33

Ram 4 GB corsair(2x2Gb)

graphics Asus GT610 fanless

 

Smbios iMac 12,1 

 

will try to see 10.9.3 is work or not, will post report later.

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This is my third guide and I finally know my way pretty damn well around Hackintoshes. My latest build has Mavericks working almost perfectly (very minor graphical glitches and no iCoud). I decided to make a guide because there are lots of AMD users dying to get their hands on Mavericks working properly.

 

Before before we start, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. This guide isn’t anything perfect so I do understand if you get lost. I’ve tried my best to correctly put everything you may need in. I will be able to help a lot though so don’t worry if you get lost. 

 

Before we start:

 

This build involves 2 hard drives, OS X being on one and Windows being on the other for dual booting. I have not yet been successful with OS X and Windows on the same hard drive. If you have only one hard drive you can follow this guide to install OS X and then maybe try the dual boot yourself outside the guide. As I said, I don't know how to do this so won't be able to help at all.

 

The build: 

  • AMD Athlon X2 x64 @ 3.3Ghz
  • Biostar A780L Motherboard
  • ATI Radeon HD5770
  • 4GB DDR2 RAM
  • TrendNet TEW-648UBM USB wireless adapter
  • Apple Wired Keyboard

The ingredients:

  • OS X 10.9 Install DMG (download from the AppStore for free or via a torrent for stable speeds)
  • A working Hackintosh or real Mac
  • Pandora Installer (here)
  • 10.9 AMD kernel (here)
  • 8GB flash drive
  • OPTIONAL: Another 8GB flash drive
  • Kexts needed for your build
  • VoodooHDA Installer (here)
  • System.kext bundle (here) (its called AMD _Kernel_And_PM_rel2)
  • MyHack (here)
  • Kext Utiliy (here)

The reason I use two flash drives is just to save my skin. Hackintosh is not perfect so tiny things can really mess it up. I make a flash drive that is identical to the first one with the installer on. This is just incase anything goes wrong with the first one, and this second one I keep in a safe place in case my Hackintosh messes up for any reason. Its entirely up to you to use the second one, it is not needed for the installer at all.

 

Also I uploaded the kernel to Zippyshare cause I honestly cannot remember when page I got it from from THIS thread, and it would take forever to find that again.

 

 

Part 1, easy

 

I call this part easy since it uses MyHack. I did NOT use MyHack, but everyone has been using it to get Mavericks set up so far. I didn’t use MyHack cause when I did this, the beta wasn’t out yet so it did not work with Mavericks at all. You can follow either path. MyHack is easy to use and ‘should’ work. The second part is slightly harder since I can’t remember what I did exactly. 

 

Step 1:

 

Put your flash drive into the Mac and launch disk utility. Format the flash drive with 1 partition, name it anything but make sure its one word for easier access in terminal. Also set the Partition Scheme to GUID, by clicking options near the bottom of the partition screen. Once that is complete you can close Disk Utility for now.

Launch MyHack DMG and put the app into your applications file. Start the application. It will ask you to select what you want to create. Select install and then select OS X Mavericks (10.9). Then select the USB and it will create a bootable USB. It will ask you a few things before you finish, just select YES or NO, depending on your build.

 

Step 2:

 

Open the newly created USB and copy over the following things:

  • AMD Kernel (replace mach_kernel)
  • Folder with any extra kexts you made need
  • VoodooHDA PKG installer
  • System.kext from the pack 

 

Step 3

 

Now go to your system and launch the bios. 

 

Make sure it is set to boot from the USB stick you just created and also make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI. I don’t know exactly which ‘section’ has the SATA mode.

 

Step 4:

 

If all is okay your USB should boot! Press F8 and any key, like space or something, to bring up the chameleon screen. It may also just have very basic text saying ‘Darwin Bootloader’, which is fine too. 

Now we need to do the flags. My flags will be different to yours if your system is different, they are a good place to start though. 

-v USBLegacyOff=Yes npci=0x2000 -f

For the beginning ALWAYS boot with “-v” and “-f”. This enables verbose mode so you see EXACTLY what is happening during the boot process. It also forces the kernel to ignore the kernel cache so it also loads all the kexts properly.

 

To diagnose booting problems (if it does not get to the installer) please please please post A PICTURE of exactly where it hangs / panics. This will help me / other people get it to go passed that point.

 

The initial MAY hang at a line about ‘IOBluetooth Controller’. Leave it for at least 3 minutes. If any lines come after it (normally about mounting) you have a graphics problem so boot with “GraphicsEnabler=No”

 

Step 5:

 

If all is okay you should get to the installer!

 

Launch disk utility by clicking on “Utilities” in the menu bar. Format the hard drive you want Mac installed to with a ONE WORD name (its much easier for further steps). Make sure it formats as MAC OS Journaled (extended), and GUID partition table. You can close disk utility and start the install. Be careful not to select the wrong hard drive to install to.

 

When the installer is complete DON’T DON’T DON’T restart. Load up terminal by clicking “Utilities” in the menu bar again. In terminal type in this exactly:

cp /mach_kernel /Volumes/XXX

 where XXX is the name of your hard drive. If it does not work also try 

cp mach_kernel /Volumes/XXX.

Now you can go ahead and restart.

 

Step 6:

 

Go back into your bios utility and choose to boot from the hard drive you just installed Mac to.

 

If everything went correctly do the same as before, by hitting F8 and spacebar a lot, and it should load the chameleon screen. Enter the same flags you used for install. The same rule applies here, if you hang anywhere / kernel panic just post a picture. It may also hang at “IOBluetooth” again.

 

Step 7:

 

If all goes fine, you will be on your Macintosh! Congratulations! We just need to do a bit more before we can fully use this puppy.

 

Load up system profiler by clicking the apple sign in the menu bar, and select “About this Mac”. Then select “System Profiler” from the dialog. IF your CPU clock is something like 3MHz then we need to replace the System kext. If not, then you’re set (but you can replace it anyway for safe keep).

 

To do this, launch kext utility and put in your password. Then drag and drop the “System.kext” from the "AMD _Kernel_And_PM_rel2" zip folder. Wait for it to finish and then reboot.

 

Step 8:

 

Now we just need to make boots more seamless

 

Launch Chameleon Wizard.  Click “org.chameleon.boot.plist” and check any boot flags you need. You can take off “-v”, but for the time being while you install a lot of things, rather keep it on. Also don’t install any themes until you have everything properly set up. Make sure “GUI” is ticked and “Timeout” is greater than 1. Once complete you can save and quit that app.

 

Step 9:

 

You can now reboot just to check that all the boot flags are working correctly. If so, you can move onto install VoodooHDA if you don’t have sound working already and anything else that you may need specific to your system.

 

End:

 

Congrats! If everything went find you will have a fully working Macintosh install! You can go ahead and update now too (I used the Software Updater). You should replace the kernel on your hard drive with the one from the USB after updating (but before rebooting) just to be safe. If you can ’t see ‘mach_kernel’ in your hard drive open Terminal and type this in:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true && killall Finder

 and to reverse that 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean false && killall Finder” 

As I said in the beginning of this guide, if you have ANY problems please feel free to ask my anything. Post pictures if its anything boot related as that will help me a load to diagnose your issue. Also at the end of this guide is some contact information if you feel the need. I do prefer you asking question publicly as some people may have the same problem as you.

 

 

Part 2, difficult

 

The reason I call this part difficult is cause I cannot EXACTLY recall what I did. This is me literally talking out of memory. I am going to re-do what I did, however, as soon as the Mavericks install finishes downloading (again, South African internet is a joke). I will obviously help out as much as I possibly can.

 

Step 1:

 

Okay lets get going. For these few steps you are going to need that working Mac. 

 

Put your flash drive into the Mac and launch disk utility. Format the flash drive with 1 partition, name it anything but make sure its one word for easier access in terminal. Also set the Partition Scheme to GUID, by clicking options near the bottom of the partition screen. Once that is complete you can close Disk Utility for now.

 

Step 2:

 

Launch the Pandora.app you just downloaded and select Pandora Installer. It MAY ask you to install a specific theme. Just hit 'y' and enter. It will ask for your sudo password so enter it. The machine will restart so make sure you don't have anything running that needs to be saved. Pandora runs in terminal so don't be startled when that opens.

 

Step 3:

 

Type 1 in the terminal. Pandora will now ask for your sudo password again, so just enter it. Then type 1. Then type in no. Then type 1. Then drag and drop the OS X 10.9 DMG onto that window. Pandora will now copy the contents of OS X 10.9 to the flash drive. I don't know the steps that follow this step (I need to re-downloaded the Install DMG). It was pretty simple though, but feel free to ask if you get lost.

 

Step 4:

 

Copy the AMD kernel you downloaded to the root of the flash drive. It will replace the original mach_kernel so don't worry. Once that is complete we are almost ready to boot! Before you boot, place any kexts that you need for your device in a folder called whatever you want in the root of the flash drive. Also place the VoodooHDA PKG and 'AMD Kernel and REL2.zip' there. This is so you can install them once your system is properly installed.

 

Step 5:

 

Now go to your system and launch the bios. 

 

Make sure it is set to boot from the USB stick you just created and also make sure the SATA mode is set to AHCI. I don’t know exactly which ‘section’ has the SATA mode.

 

Step 6:

 

If all is okay your USB should boot! Press F8 and any key, like space or something, to bring up the chameleon screen. It may also just have very basic text saying ‘Darwin Bootloader’, which is fine too. 

Now we need to do the flags. My flags will be different to yours if your system is different, they are a good place to start though. 

 

-v USBLegacyOff=Yes npci=0x2000 -f

 

For the beginning ALWAYS boot with “-v” and “-f”. This enables verbose mode so you see EXACTLY what is happening during the boot process. It also forces the kernel to ignore the kernel cache so it also loads all the kexts properly.

 

To diagnose booting problems (if it does not get to the installer) please please please post A PICTURE of exactly where it hangs / panics. This will help me / other people get it to go passed that point.

 

The initial MAY hang at a line about ‘IOBluetooth Controller’. Leave it for at least 3 minutes. If any lines come after it (normally about mounting) you have a graphics problem so boot with “GraphicsEnabler=No”

 

Step 7:

 

If all is okay you should get to the installer!

 

Launch disk utility by clicking on “Utilities” in the menu bar. Format the hard drive you want Mac installed to with a ONE WORD name (its much easier for further steps). Make sure it formats as MAC OS Journaled (extended), and GUID partition table. You can close disk utility and start the install. Be careful not to select the wrong hard drive to install to.

 

When the installer is complete DON’T DON’T DON’T restart. Load up terminal by clicking “Utilities” in the menu bar again. In terminal type in this exactly:

cp /mach_kernel /Volumes/XXX

 where XXX is the name of your hard drive. If it does not work also try 

cp mach_kernel /Volumes/XXX

Now you can go ahead and restart.

 

Step 8:

 

Go back into your bios utility and choose to boot from the hard drive you just installed Mac to.

 

If everything went correctly do the same as before, by hitting F8 and spacebar a lot, and it should load the chameleon screen. Enter the same flags you used for install. The same rule applies here, if you hang anywhere / kernel panic just post a picture. It may also hang at “IOBluetooth” again.

 

Step 9:

 

If all goes fine, you will be on your Macintosh! Congratulations! We just need to do a bit more before we can fully use this puppy.

 

Load up system profiler by clicking the apple sign in the menu bar, and select “About this Mac”. Then select “System Profiler” from the dialog. IF your CPU clock is something like 3MHz then we need to replace the System kext. If not, then you’re set (but you can replace it anyway for safe keep).

 

To do this, launch kext utility and put in your password. Then drag and drop the “System.kext” from the "AMD _Kernel_And_PM_rel2" zip folder. Wait for it to finish and then reboot.

 

Step 10:

 

Now we just need to make boots more seamless

 

Launch Chameleon Wizard.  Click “org.chameleon.boot.plist” and check any boot flags you need. You can take off “-v”, but for the time being while you install a lot of things, rather keep it on. Also don’t install any themes until you have everything properly set up. Make sure “GUI” is ticked and “Timeout” is greater than 1. Once complete you can save and quit that app.

 

Step 11:

 

You can now reboot just to check that all the boot flags are working correctly. If so, you can move onto install VoodooHDA if you don’t have sound working already and anything else that you may need specific to your system.

 

End:

 

Congrats! If everything went find you will have a fully working Macintosh install! You can go ahead and update now too (I used the Software Updater). You should replace the kernel on your hard drive with the one from the USB after updating (but before rebooting) just to be safe. If you can ’t see ‘mach_kernel’ in your hard drive open Terminal and type this in:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true && killall Finder

 and to reverse that 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean false && killall Finder

Credits and Contact

 

Credits go to the guys here at Insanely. Honestly you guys have helped way more than I (and probably anyone) could ever imagine. Also huge thanks to Sinetek, Bronya, Andy, Connattic, and others for their amazing work on the kernel.

 

Feel free to contact me on:

 

Email: chris@bojomedia.co.uk

Steam: charlietraplin

Skype: chrismetheridge

Hi Chris Etheridge ... I just wanted to ask that is there a way to get it work without AHCI support? 

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I am trying this install on my ECS xxxxx motherboard which has an Athlon II X2 250 CPU.  When I boot from the flash drive the boot stops at the line

 

pci (build 20:04:33 Aug 17 2014) , flags 0x63008 , pfm64 (44 CPU) 0xfff80000000 , 0x80000000 [pci configuration begin]

 

and the DVD drive tray opens.

 

Any suggestions?


Ooops - that's an ECS IC780M-A motherboard.

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Hey so I tried your method and I ran into a kernal panic. I have two questions. First which flags soould/do I need I am running a amd phenome II x6 1090T and my motherboard is an msi 870-g45. I have a gtx 770 4gb graphics card. Second question is do I need any of the kext files and if so where exactly am I supposed to put them on the usb drive once OSX Mavericks is installed on it? Thanks.

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Redit says this is for the 990fx series like the crosshairV....an excellent board if not for the UEFI Linux boot problems it presents. (You go ahead and TRY Debian or Fedora, you...)So has anyone done it with the 990fx? This tut wasnt written with one. It would be nice for screaming systems like mine(9590) to bring OSX to the table with 10.9.Glad someone finally got around to an updated tut, AMD has been lacking one since people decided to boot vanilla installer discs on Intel hardware. I have one issue though....cant you make the usb image into a DL DVD?It would be great if someone could repack an ISO image.Weve needed one for years.Sort of has a chicken and egg problem otherwise.Suppose you could make a HFS on a USB stick via Linux though....might need to franken copy the rest of the files over that the installer uses to prep the USB stick...I love my hackintosh and the early AMD ISOs showed promise but boards have changed much since.AMD no longer uses ICH controllers.

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ACK! Three failures for Yosemite, cant guarantee support in Mavericks. Its geting hard to find images that work. I have a CrosshairV in one system, use a Samsung w AMD APU in another (laptop) and the third is an Acer POS AMD APU from WalMart. Video cards vary. The tower has 2xHD7850 Radeons. I either get the following:

1) stuck at boot spinner loading text and zero boot loaded(Tower)

2) graphical boot options but kernel reboots on load (laptop with external HDD written to, then inserted as master HD) --no option to specify settings, must use preselected options

 

3) bootloader works in text mode but kernel reboots on load

I cant get around the kernel reboots.Ive tried every option I can think of. (GraphicsEnabler=No UseKernelCache=No PciRoot=1 -v -f -x) This issue has persisted since the initial so called AMD releases from Leopard/Snow Leopard.

Ive only gotten the Intel builds to work in the past.(GNT945 mobo and 3+Ghz CPU)

Id like to figure out where the kernel loading issue is coming from.

 

What makes this more complex is the laptop wont boot USB devices and the Tower doesnt like UEFI partitions on hard drives.ASUS wont fix the UEFI issue.

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I have been struggling with the "post Read: kernel load; instant reboot" too. Redid the MyHack 3 times so far. Tried to follow instructions to the letter where possible. Used cpus=1 and busratio=12 (in my case) npci=0x2000 -v to install, same to attempt boot. Had to dual boot into SL to cp the kernel, then came back. there was no option for me to try in the installer, it just rebooted me with some terminal flash. Only one time the installer seemed to actually finish.

I had the same issue, but worse with lion, never got to its installer, ever.

 

anyone know of a solution. I have SL up and can access the drive to work within it.

Bios settings as recommended , sata on ahci.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Dual-Core 2.4 GHz Socket AM2 ALiveSATA2-GLAN with a humble 2gb of ddr2-800  NVidia GeForce GT610 1GB pcie graphics

 

ACK! Three failures for Yosemite, cant guarantee support in Mavericks. Its geting hard to find images that work. I have a CrosshairV in one system, use a Samsung w AMD APU in another (laptop) and the third is an Acer POS AMD APU from WalMart. Video cards vary. The tower has 2xHD7850 Radeons. I either get the following:

1) stuck at boot spinner loading text and zero boot loaded(Tower)

2) graphical boot options but kernel reboots on load (laptop with external HDD written to, then inserted as master HD) --no option to specify settings, must use preselected options

 

3) bootloader works in text mode but kernel reboots on load

I cant get around the kernel reboots.Ive tried every option I can think of. (GraphicsEnabler=No UseKernelCache=No PciRoot=1 -v -f -x) This issue has persisted since the initial so called AMD releases from Leopard/Snow Leopard.

Ive only gotten the Intel builds to work in the past.(GNT945 mobo and 3+Ghz CPU)

Id like to figure out where the kernel loading issue is coming from.

 

What makes this more complex is the laptop wont boot USB devices and the Tower doesnt like UEFI partitions on hard drives.ASUS wont fix the UEFI issue.

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After a few FAILs, I got it. Smooth and Clean. Only a few hours, left to get sound on the alc887, but all else looking good. Had to finally use PCIRootUID=1 in addition to the others, usblegacyoff didn't seem to matter one way or the other for me.

 

SYS: ASRock AliveSata2-Glan MOBO; AMD Athlon64 x2 4600+; 2gb DDR2 @800; nVidia GeForce GT 610 video; Seagate sata 80gig drive. Wireless USB mouse and KB; Pair of small Dell LCD monitors.

 

Onboard ALC887 7.1 HDA      SOUND ON, used The Voodoo kexts. Could use more volume, but good.

 

LAN (RTL8111) driver was RealtekRTL8111-Binary 2.0.0 by Mieze  Flawless

 

Nvidia: OOB 100% using vga and dvi with  vga adapter 

 

Installed clean retail vanilla, with MyHack and I used chameleon installer to fix things up (from snow leo). also Kext wizard was handy for setting the permissions on disk (again from snow leo)

 

todo: see ata drives in finder

 

Once the missing boot flag was in, EASIEST OS X ever on my amd's ty for the Tute

 

Current Booting boot-plist kernel boot flags = cpus=1 busratio=12 npci=0x2000 PCIRootUID=1 -f

 

current smbios settings:

 

SMbiosdate = 10/07/10

SMbiosvendor = Apple Inc.
SMbiosversion = MP51.88Z.007F.B03.1010071432
SMboardproduct = Mac-F221BEC8
SMfamily = Mac Pro
SMmanufacturer = Apple Inc.
SMproductname = MacPro6,2
SMserial = **********
SMsystemversion = 1.0

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