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Maveriks on i7 Hashwell keeps rebooting
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Hello,
 
I don't seem to have any kind of success getting this to work and I've spend hours and hours on forums and blogs. At this point any piece of advice would be helpful. I'm trying to install the latest Niresh release on my laptop. Here is the configuration:
 
Laptop ASUS N750JV-T4042D

Processor: Intel Core i7-4700HQ, Haswell/ID8C49, 2,4 GHz, 3,4 GHz Turbo
Motherboard Chipset: Mobile Intel HM86 Chipset
Graphics (GPU): NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 4GB DDR3-1600
Network Devices: Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a/b/g/n 2x2
RAM: 8GB DDR 3, 1600 MHz
Sound: SonicMaster, Bang & Olufsen ICEpower 2.1
HDD: 1TB, 5400 rpm

Others:Bluetooth 4.0, card reader, webcam
 
I've checked online and my laptop is supposed to work with OS X Mavericks but now I'm not so sure. Is this compatible?
 
I'm using the ISO version on a DVD and after I get to the boot screen and use -v to continue I get the following screens (first s1 then s2) and then it just restarts and that's it. It keeps doing that every time. (This happens before the installation)

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First try -x and if it doesnt help then remove this .kext. You may need a patched DSDT for this kext to work.

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Thank you for your answer.

 

I tried your suggestion and got another error. Printscreen attached. After I press a key it goes back to the boot screen.

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I tried that too and got the same screen as in my previous post but then I noticed you typed XCPM and in the download section I remembered it was XPCM so I switched to that and typed the following command:

xpcm-free -v -f -x 

and I didn't get that error anymore. A lot of data was appearing on the screen and after 3 - 4 pages or so I got the s4.jpg screen and then the s5 and s6.

 

s4:

http://prntscr.com/39jw69

 

and then:

s5 and s6

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Yeh my mistake :P When you get this screen, press space bar 3-5 times.

 

Actually xpcm and xcpm both are flags and i interchanged one for other. xcpm is a flag for pathed kernel.

 

Happy hacking.

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Ok, it worked. I have installed and I'm just one step away from promised land :D

 

After the install I have restarted and got the boot screen with the Maveriks partition. I chose that but it got stuck at the Apple logo.

 

When I installed I used the following settings. Considering my laptop configuration in the initial post can you look at the following screens and tell me what would you have done different in the settings before installing? and what should I do now being stuck at the Apple logo? thanks!

 

Settings:

http://prntscr.com/39mpth

http://prntscr.com/39mrm1

http://prntscr.com/39mrvy

http://prntscr.com/39ms5m

http://prntscr.com/39msg7

http://prntscr.com/39msps

 

Apple logo stuck:

http://prntscr.com/39mt9z

 

 

P.S. I apologize for the quality of the screens.

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Start with -v -f (small f and not capital F)

 

Get a pic where it stuck.

 

Then try to boot with

-x -v -f

 

If it boots then :

Goto About This mac->More Info->System Report->Graphics/Display and get a screenshot.

Post it back.

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You need to boot with xpcm.

 

Try again xpcm and above flags.

 

And remember when you boot once, always remember the boot flags by which you can boot for safety.

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I'm getting xpcm not found like in this screen and after I press any key it goes back to the boot screen. So what I used with the DVD is not working on the installed one.

http://prntscr.com/39ovnr

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I am very tired to goto into detail but probably you can do from here your self or I will explain tomorrow if you need.

 

Goto here :

 

http://www.hackintosh.zone/file/245-patched-mach-kernel-for-haswell/

 

Download the patched kernel.

 

Now you need 1 extra USB (apart from Installer USB) and a Windows Pc.

 

Using TransMac in windows format the extra pendrive as HFS+ and put the downloaded kernel here.

 

Insert this USB into Hackintosh laptop.

 

Now boot with installer as you want to install using xpcm flag.

 

At the format/HDD selection screen, goto Terminal

 

and follow these command :

 

mv /Volumes/<OSX HDD name>/mach_kernel <gap of one space> /Volumes/<OSX HDD name>/mach_kernel.old

 

cp /Volumes/<new USB name>/mach_kernel <gap of one space> /Volumes/<OSX HDD name>/

 

chown -R root:wheel /Volumes/mach_kernel

chmod -R 644 /Volumes/mach_kernel

 

Then reboot and use

 

all combinations of :

-v -f GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No PCIRootUID=Yes/No

 

Or use -x if needed at last.

 

I am sure it will boot now.

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I executed those commands without errors and after I restarted it still does not seem to work.

 

Combinations:

-v -f GraphicsEnabler=Yes PCIRootUID=Yes

-v -f GraphicsEnabler=No PCIRootUID=No

-v -f GraphicsEnabler=No PCIRootUID=Yes

-v -f GraphicsEnabler=Yes PCIRootUID=No

-v -f -x

 

 

http://prntscr.com/39w03u

http://prntscr.com/39vz1t

http://prntscr.com/39vyrn

http://prntscr.com/39w0ni

 

All look the same exept this one: -v -f GraphicsEnabler=Yes PCIRootUID=Yes, which shows the screen below.

http://prntscr.com/39vzet

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Again my fault, as I said I was very sleepy last night :(

 

It should be PCIRootUID=1 or 0, not Yes/No

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I am not sure about this .kext. Did you touch the battery configuration while installing?

 

-x boot flag may help.

 

In windows PC delete this AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext using TransMac (plz backup it for later use) from USB installer.

 

and boot.

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Yes I did select "Enable Battery Percentage". Here are all that I selected in the Customize section when I installed:

 

Settings:

http://prntscr.com/39mpth

http://prntscr.com/39mrm1

http://prntscr.com/39mrvy

http://prntscr.com/39ms5m

http://prntscr.com/39msg7

http://prntscr.com/39msps

 

 

And this is the one related to Battery

http://prntscr.com/39msg7

 

I will test with -x flag.

Update: tested and no luck. Moving on.

 

Do I remove that from the USB installer and then install again?

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I have installed again without the battery management and now it worked:

-v -f -x GraphicsEnabler=Yes PCIRootUID=0

http://prntscr.com/3a7gxv

 

:cool:

 

 

I have a lot of things not working (e.g display resolution, mousepad and internet, and so on) but I'm in. I will try to solve them one by one and I will open other topics if I run into trouble. 

 

Thank you for all your help :smile:

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