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lemmyc

Yosemite installed, but drive not recognised on boot

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I installed Yosemite using the guide here : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/301138-new-usb-installer-os-x-yosemite-chameleon-r2437/

 

All is well except booting - I have to boot using the usb installer. If I set my new Yosemite drive as the first bootable drive in the bios, it is ignored (no messages) and the next available drive boots instead.

 

What I've tried so far:

  • Setting Start Disk to the Yosemite drive using the built-in Mac tool Start Disk.
  • Setting partition active on Yosemite drive.
  • Installing most recent chameleon (v2.3 r2437) on new Yosemite drive.
  • Rebuilding kext caches.

Setup:

Gigabyte EX58-UD5

i7 2.67GHz

6GB RAM

GeForce 9800GT 512MB

SSD Boot drive

 

I am using a DSDT.aml file which I found for my motherboard, which fixes a problem with the resetting of CMOS.

That worked fine on Mavericks - I don't know if it needs to be updated for Yosemite.

org.chameleon.Boot.plist:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"><plist version="1.0"><dict><key>DSDT</key><string>/Extra/DSDT.aml</string><key>EthernetBuiltIn</key><string>Yes</string><key>Graphics Mode</key><string>1900x1200x32</string><key>GraphicsEnabler</key><string>Yes</string><key>Kernel Flags</key><string>kext-dev-mode=1</string><key>PciRoot</key><string>1</string><key>ShowInfo</key><string>Yes</string><key>Theme</key><string>Choose_Your_OS</string><key>Timeout</key><string>4</string>     <key>UseKernelCache</key><string>Yes</string></dict></plist> 
Any suggestions - should I be looking at Clover instead?

Or is this just a simpler problem to do with making my boot drive properly active?

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Ok, it's a boot0 error problem. The error messages were going past too quickly for me to see them. I tried the solution of doing dd with boot1h from a usb installer to the unmounted Yosemite partition, but it didn't work.

Any recommendations on how to proceed?

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