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Niresh Mavericks installed, but computer always boots Windows 8

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Hi all! First off, I am new to this forum and hackintoshing in general. I've been at it for perhaps 2 days?

 

My goal is to dual boot Mavericks with Windows 8 on my laptop.

 

What I have done so far is to create a bootable USB with Niresh Mavericks 10.9.0. Using Disk Management, I split the SSD hard disk on the laptop to have an additional partition (40GB, from here on referred to OSXpart) for the Mavericks installation. Booting into Niresh installer from BIOS was successful. I erased the OSXpart as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and installed Niresh Mavericks. The trouble is, after installation completes, the computer restarts and boots into Windows. The bootloader (Chameleon) does not boot.

 

Troubleshooting:

1. I tried changing the installation settings to install Clover EFI instead of Chameleon standard, and ended up bricking my computer (one of the guides did mention that there is a well-documented bug of Niresh that ruins the Clover bootloader). The BIOS could not detect the SSD, and could not boot into ANYTHING. I remedied this by deleting all partitions and reinstalling Windows using Samsung's recovery image on my backup external hard drive.

 

2. I tried changing OSXpart to be the active partition, using Diskpart in cmd. But the error message is "The selected disk is not a fixed MBR disk. The ACTIVE command can only be used on fixed MBR disks"

 

3. I tried to use Gparted to make OSXpart active. What I did was to change the boot flag of OSXpart to 'boot', and removed the 'boot' flag from the System Reserved partition. Nothing happened. Windows 8 booted as usual.

 

Anyone can help me with regards to this, other than suggesting a total wipe of the HDD and installing vanilla Windows 8? I would really appreciate the help!!!

 

My setup is:

 

Samsung NP740U3E Series 7 Ultra

Processor: i5 3427U

Motherboard: Samsung NP740U3E-A01SG

Bios: American Megatrends P06ABW

Ram: 8gb DDR3

Graphics: Intel HD4000

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Okay I've tried following the instructions on creating a USB installer but I ended up with more problems. 

 

I used my sister's Macbook Pro to partition the USB for Clover and for the Mac installation. Everything went well until I used Hackintosh Vietnam tool to create the config.plist.

 

1. Waiting for boot device error

2. Kernel panic.

3. My sister's macbook somehow cannot boot up now, and it must be because of the Vietnam tool. And my sister's laptop (not my Samsung)  boots into Clover, even when the USB stick is not connected. Wtf just happened? Did the Vietnam tool overwrite the Macbook's settings when making the config.plist???

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In your Hackintosh, use this settings for your BIOS:

 

  • ATA/IDE Mode : Native
  • Configure SATA as : AHCI
  • S.M.A.R.T. : Enabled

And boot with -v, if you have a KP, take a photo and upload here.

 

Never use tools to Hackintosh on a Macintosh.

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I am attempting to install Mavericks now and cannot get past the white apple screen upon booting the usb and grey wheel that stops loading. I tried verbose mode and got a kp. Any suggestions?

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Thanks allan for the prompt replies! Using the dart flag gets me to the installer, but then it would be very unstable and slow and would hang at unpredictable times. I've not gotten past disk utility yet. I am currently using myHack as my boot usb, with the np740u3e package installed as extra.

 

UPDATE: Managed to get the installer to start installing and not freezing, by using bootflags -v -f -x dart=0. It caused my touchpad to stop working, so I plugged in my USB mouse and managed to create partitions with Disk Utility and start the installation! Will update further.

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Ok I have successfully installed OSX. However, the partition does not appear on the list of boot options. I think this has to do with the fact that I deleted everything from my HDD before creating 2 empty partitions (one for OSX, one for Windows). I deleted two small partitions, which I think are related to EFI / booting. I'm now recovering my system from a recovery image I created using Samsung's utilities, so I can recover the EFI partition and re-install OSX again. 

 

Any other advice? Basically I should not delete any partition which I'm unsure of and is small right?

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Just edit the EFI partition. And install the Clover.

 

For erase EFI, use this:

diskutil list
sudo newfs_msdos -v EFI -F 32 /dev/rdisk0s1

Mount the EFI

mkdir /Volumes/EFI
sudo mount_msdos /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/EFI

Note, before you install Clover, unmount EFI.

sudo umount -f /Volumes/EFI

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Managed to install OSX from a Clover USB, and successfully booted into OSX in safe mode. However, without the USB plugged in, Windows still boots up.

 

Allan, do you mean for me to erase the EFI partition that currently boots Windows, unmounts it, install clover and remount it?

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Hello

 

Look... if System don't charge OSX, only jump to windows 8, you need adjust your usb installer... maybe a problem in config.plist if you used Clover to make it, or a problem in boot.plist if you use chameleon...

 

This Guide AIO teach about hoiw make your usb installer... but you need pur FakeSMC and NullCPUPM in EFI/Clover/kexts/10.9(Clover) or Extra/Extensions(Chameleon)....

If not system will just jump...

 

Bios configs: http://olarila.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1804

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Thanks for the suggestions Pimentelx86. I've actually managed to boot into Clover without the USB by mounting the EFI partition of Windows, copying the Clover files into the EFI partition and then changing the cloverx64.efi to bootmgfw.efi, and bootmgfw.efi to bootmgfw-orig.efi. Thanks everyone for the help so far! Next chapter unfolds, where I have to get this hackintosh as close to full functionality as possible! 

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Hello

 

Next Step is install bootloader in HDD...

 

Clover: sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/

Install in UEFI mode, because i think your mobo has UEFI, but check this before...

 

And install FakeSMC... put after you config.plist in here(upload) to configure :)

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I undid the changes i made on the EFI partition and installed Clover on the OSX partition. In actual fact, the Clover installer would install itself on the EFI partition even though the OSX partition was chosen. And I realised that the effects of the installation were basically the same as what I had manually done (copying the files over to EFI and changing bootmgfw.efi). Will update on config.plist and dsdt!

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Okay I've tried following the instructions on creating a USB installer but I ended up with more problems. 

 

I used my sister's Macbook Pro to partition the USB for Clover and for the Mac installation. Everything went well until I used Hackintosh Vietnam tool to create the config.plist.

 

1. Waiting for boot device error

2. Kernel panic.

3. My sister's macbook somehow cannot boot up now, and it must be because of the Vietnam tool. And my sister's laptop (not my Samsung)  boots into Clover, even when the USB stick is not connected. Wtf just happened? Did the Vietnam tool overwrite the Macbook's settings when making the config.plist???

If you only select Clover Config, my tool won't modify anything to your files at all. You must have selected Clover UEFI or others, and it messed up your drive.

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