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Help with Asus B85-PLUS Niresh 10.9 install
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Hello, 

 

I am having issues installing Mavericks on my new custom built PC.

 

System specs: (I hope this is enough)

 

UEFI Motherboard: Asus B85-PLUS

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.50GHz (Haswell)

GPU: (Built in) Intel HD Graphics 4600

HDD: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 120 GB

RAM 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance

 

Installation media:

 

Niresh Mavericks 10.9.iso burned to a USB flash drive

 

The problem:

 

When I launch my installation media from my USB, a black screen appears and there is a single grey underscore flashing in the top left corner. I waited on this screen for 10 mins, nothing happens. I cant do anything, no ctrl + alt + del to restart, nothing.

 

Thanks in advance for your time

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Yes it will not boot (win 7), but what you have to do it throw your win 7 repair disk, and repair the win 7 (automatic repair). And it should boot fine.

 

Locking this thread. Feel free to create new if you run into and issue again.

 

One more thing, as you have a Haswell processor so if your USB reboots in loop, use boot flag xpcm-free.

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.iso is for DVD.

 

Please read guide before you start.

 

Download .dmg and prepare your USB.

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I'm sorry, I didn't know that burning an iso to a USB would cause an issue. Thanks for your suggestion, I'm now downloading OSX-Mavericks.dmg

 

While this topic is still open, could you suggest any kexts to install after installation?

 

Edit:

 

Also, I have windows 7 installed on another HDD, when I plug this in, will it work as a multiboot automatically? Or do I have to set it up? (I dont have another SATA cable at the moment)

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