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Hello Gurus,

 

I am out of luck to get my usb boot. I will start with specs :

 

Laptop : Fujitsu lifebook AH531-GFO

USB Pendrive : Sandisk cruze blade 8 gb

 

1. Tried with win32diskimager to write .dmg to usb drive. It just gives me a flash screen and laptop starts with windows again.

2. Tried BDutility.exe to see if my usb disk is bootable and it boots fine.

3 Tried 2 pendrives one with clover (BDutility) to boot into clover and then tried to boot with 8gb (written with win32diskimager) but it just hangs on a black screen, need to restart using power button.

4. Restored the dmg using virtual mvericks vmware, but not bootable again.

5. Tried dmg2img but it says dmg corrupted, I double checked with utorrent and it says 100% completed.

 

Any help will be much appreciated.

 

One thing I noticed that some times sandisk usb are not bootable but to ensure it I used BDUtility on my 8gb cruze and it booted fine into clover.

 

Thanks all.

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@ There is also another tool known as USBIT

but if you have legacy boot support turn it on & turn off uefi 

but please do mention the os x version that you're trying

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Thanks some one replied.

 

@KingMaker, I have usbit, but it is not recognizing the usb flash drive (8 gb).

I have BIOS, not uefi.

Thanx

 

[edit] : Trying to boot mavericks.

Also is there any way to change the bootloader of niresh mavericks and use clover instead as pendrive boots fine with clover.

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yep ,you can use Bootdiskutility as and also Transmac alternative to USBIT or Win32diskimager ,transmac will give you write access to usb drive

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yep ,you can use Bootdiskutility as and also Transmac alternative to USBIT or Win32diskimager ,transmac will give you write access to usb drive

I guess I am not clear enough in my question.

 

My pendrive is not booting using win32, and 2 pendrives method. Also using vmware it failed to boot. But I can boot into clover using BDU so I want this clover bootloader into niresh (replacing the niresh own's bootloader with clover).

 

My pendrive also shows as fixed drive rather removal device, is it a problem?

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just only boot with bdu usb and select niresh usb thats it ,,,better use transmac and after restore check files are there ???

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just only boot with bdu usb and select niresh usb thats it ,,,better use transmac and after restore check files are there ???

I did the BDU method and can go to clover but after selecting niresh usb, it gets stuck on a black screen (left for 20 mins).

 

Trying transmac now, will post results.

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when you got screen press o from keyboard and add -v in flags then select niresh usb 

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when you got screen press o from keyboard and add -v in flags then select niresh usb 

Hmm transmac gave same result, stuck with a blackscreen.

 

[edit] : Saw your suggestion, but press 'o' where? on clover and then -v? then selecting niresh usb right?

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Same, set boot flag -v but no progress. Just a blackscreen. Trying different pendrive this time. Will update.

 

[update] : corrupted the other pendrive (apacer), ordered HP v229g. Hope will get till tuesday.

 

Thanks.

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@Deepak,

 

You are in India, will you please kindly tell me where to buy a super dvd which can be used to burn the mavericks.iso?

 

I searched all websites but no luck. Can I burn it on 2 dvd (i know it sounds silly but nth is impossible theory).?

 

[update] : Borrowed an 8gb sony storage media (now its a removal device in win 7) but got same result. Blackscreen :(

 

Well how to change .dmg file to iso? dmg2iso says its corrupted :(

 

 

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you can try on any dual layer DVD or as far my experience HP pendrives are not good to use for hackintosh ,,now i'm using Scandisk Cruzer and i have tested it on Transcend ,Strontium ,Sony works perfect 

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you can try on any dual layer DVD or as far my experience HP pendrives are not good to use for hackintosh ,,now i'm using Scandisk Cruzer and i have tested it on Transcend ,Strontium ,Sony works perfect 

Should I add a video?

If it helps to understand my prob.

 

I cant even start USB booting as soon I select usb, it stucks on a black screen :(

 

[update] : Tried Ubuntu on usb (sony), n it works fine as bootable media.

 

I have a legacy bios, plz help!

 

[update] : downloading ML 10.8.5 iso to burn on dvd and check if it boots. Will post the result.

 

[update] : ML 10.8.5 boots but only to stuck at bootcachecontrol bla bla unable to open......playlist

 

BIOS virtualization is set off, tried GraphicsEnabler=Yes and NO both. Tried -x along with too.

 

Nothing worked till.

 

[update] : Installed ML 10.8.5 perfectly just cant boot without -x flag, and by using this flag cant mount any drive/pendrive. Not much of use.

 

without -x it stucks on ntfs volume ....3.1 (2 times)

 

Some one said to delete all AppleIntelHDxx.kext I did but it didnt solve the prob.

 

Should I post it in ML section?

 

I am looking for more help :(

 

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I have the same notebook ah532 g21 fujitsu

Notebook not boot with hfs based images. Solution is simple.

1-Install 7zip your windows os.

2- open image osx1.9.dmg with 7zip inside the dmg file , there is *.img file

3- install win32 disk imager

4- plug usb

5- run win32 disk imager and write the img file to the usb

6- prepare bios boot with usb

7- start your machine

8-it will boot

 

but your intel wireless N  2230  not run. I am still trying to prepare kext for  wireless

 

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@ How did you finally get it to be recognized by the laptop? I am having the same issue. The PC directly boots to Windows. All BIOS options have been properly configured.

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Me too, I have the same problem with toshiba satellite a665-s6050. I can't reach boot menu however I can do that on my pc with the same niresh edition and with the same usb flash. So where is the problem?!! what shall we do please?!

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please help. I can't even reach the boot menu despite many attempts. However, I do reach the menu boot with the same installer flash on another pc.

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Yes, exactly,even I can't reach to Vesa, the 1st thing come in niresh dos somethings like that ..for me nothing showing...I tried transmac to restore , doesn't work .i tried BD utility .exe.can manage see clover n also can see Yosemite usb but when I click , it's all blank dark , no vesa or nothing to add command, just blank . Tried usb bit also same ..my flash drive is sand disk cruzer8GB . I tried another distro ex aitkos distro . Can manage to go but it's only ML ..I need Yosemite .pls I how to solve this ..still can boot Yosemite zone..

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