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Hi guys,

For the last two days I've been trying to get OSX 10.9 Mavericks installed on my PC;

 

Specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon ll X2 270

GPU: nVIDIA GTS 450

RAM: 2x2GB Kingston DDR3 1033MHz

Motherboard: MSI GF615M-P33 V2

Chipset Model: GeForce 7025

Southbridge Model: nForce 630a

Storage: 160GB 5400RPM IDE(!) HDD (primary)

 

In my bios I have no AHCI option, only IDE and RAID.

On my harddisk I have a Windows partition, a storage partition, and an unformatted partition for OSX.

I'm trying to install it using a thumb drive, on which I wrote the .DMG using Win32DiskImager.

 

The installation keeps getting stuck at at a "still waiting for root device" screen. I've tried the following flags: amd/amd69, ahcidisk=1 debug=8, GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No, USBBusFix=Yes, -f, -x in all combinations, none of them works.

The thing is, last night I got it to work using "amd64 ahcidisk=1 debug=8 GraphicsEnabler=No -f -v". The installation succeded, and the OS was very responsive (way better than Ubuntu), it had sound, networking and everything was working on the first run. This morning however I couldn't get it to start, so I erased the partition and tried to install it again, and this is where I am now. I don't know what else to do...

 

I'll attach some pics.

If you are willing to help, please do so in a way that a beginner can understand.

 

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Phew.. I've done it myself. I'm posting this from within Mavericks :D .

I booted into the USB installer with "amd GraphicsEnabler=No USBBusFix=No -f -v" and into OSX with "GraphicsEnabler=Yes USBBusFix=No ahcidisk=1 debug=8".

I just hope I don't fuck up now.

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Hi guys,

For the last two days I've been trying to get OSX 10.9 Mavericks installed on my PC;

 

Specs:

CPU: AMD Athlon ll X2 270

GPU: nVIDIA GTS 450

RAM: 2x2GB Kingston DDR3 1033MHz

Motherboard: MSI GF615M-P33 V2

Chipset Model: GeForce 7025

Southbridge Model: nForce 630a

Storage: 160GB 5400RPM IDE(!) HDD (primary)

 

In my bios I have no AHCI option, only IDE and RAID.

On my harddisk I have a Windows partition, a storage partition, and an unformatted partition for OSX.

I'm trying to install it using a thumb drive, on which I wrote the .DMG using Win32DiskImager.

 

The installation keeps getting stuck at at a "still waiting for root device" screen. I've tried the following flags: amd/amd69, ahcidisk=1 debug=8, GraphicsEnabler=Yes/No, USBBusFix=Yes, -f, -x in all combinations, none of them works.

The thing is, last night I got it to work using "amd64 ahcidisk=1 debug=8 GraphicsEnabler=No -f -v". The installation succeded, and the OS was very responsive (way better than Ubuntu), it had sound, networking and everything was working on the first run. This morning however I couldn't get it to start, so I erased the partition and tried to install it again, and this is where I am now. I don't know what else to do...

 

I'll attach some pics.

If you are willing to help, please do so in a way that a beginner can understand.

 

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Niresh12495/Imgs_move/master/hackintosh/1407677696__img_20140810_150926.jpg https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Niresh12495/Imgs_move/master/hackintosh/1407677766__img_20140810_151418.jpg

How do you install the thing man.. I reach to the installation without any problem but no hard drives listed in the disk utility. Same Chipset as yours with same CPU. mine is 260... yours is 270. With no AHCI option. Plz help man.. Tried your bootflags but still no hard drives listed. :( 

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How do you install the thing man.. I reach to the installation without any problem but no hard drives listed in the disk utility. Same Chipset as yours with same CPU. mine is 260... yours is 270. With no AHCI option. Plz help man.. Tried your bootflags but still no hard drives listed. :(

I didn't encounter that problem during my installation...

Try the RAID mode and boot with "ahcidisk=1 debug=8" from the USB.

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No, just select Raid mode, and restart the PC. RAID will then install AHCI, and begin to boot from the HD that's configured to boot first. I was able to get Mac OS X on an IDE configuration. 

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I didn't encounter that problem during my installation...

Try the RAID mode and boot with "ahcidisk=1 debug=8" from the USB.

Hi mate. I have tried what you told me to do. I went into the BIOS and checked if there were any options about enabling RAID.

 http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/ShanePunk/IMG_20140910_165433_zps0e3e6180.jpg 

 http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/ShanePunk/IMG_20140910_165525_zps11ce8041.jpg

 http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/ShanePunk/IMG_20140910_165457_zpsc9fa60d4.jpg

 http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/ShanePunk/IMG_20140910_165515_zpse22d5cb3.jpg

 http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y334/ShanePunk/IMG_20140910_165537_zps2f852c24.jpg

 these are the options which I get there. I went to Serial-ATA Raid Config "NV SATA RAID function" was disabled... I enabled it. Then Enabled NV SATA 1 Primary and NV SATA 2 Primary. Because those are the only ports on which two of my hard drives have been connected. Then I booted back into the installation with USB thumb drive made by unibeast. with bootflags "ahcidisk=1 debug=8 GraphicsEnabler=No -f -v npci=0x3000" but still no hard drives in the installation. :( Can you plz briefly tell me how did you actually get the RAID mode enabled. Did I do it correctly? Or is there more to it? Plz mate just a lil help and i'll be saved. Plz reply asap. Thanks in advance. :( 

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No, just select Raid mode, and restart the PC. RAID will then install AHCI, and begin to boot from the HD that's configured to boot first. I was able to get Mac OS X on an IDE configuration. 

 http://i1027.photobu...ps0e3e6180.jpg 

 http://i1027.photobu...zps11ce8041.jpg

 http://i1027.photobu...zpsc9fa60d4.jpg

 http://i1027.photobu...zpse22d5cb3.jpg

 http://i1027.photobu...zps2f852c24.jpg

 these are the options which I get there. I went to Serial-ATA Raid Config "NV SATA RAID function" was disabled... I enabled it. Then Enabled NV SATA 1 Primary and NV SATA 2 Primary. Because those are the only ports on which two of my hard drives have been connected. Then I booted back into the installation with USB thumb drive made by unibeast. with bootflags "ahcidisk=1 debug=8 GraphicsEnabler=No -f -v npci=0x3000" but still no hard drives in the installation.  :(Can you plz briefly tell me how did you actually get the RAID mode enabled. Did I do it correctly? Or is there more to it? Plz mate just a lil help and i'll be saved. Plz reply asap. Thanks in advance.  :(

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I recommend, if you have the means, and the time, and the patience, you create the USB in windows, using WIn32DiskImager and the USB version of the official release. I think this has something to do with things.

Also your bios page looks different from mine. look for a page called "On-Chip ATA devices".

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I recommend, if you have the means, and the time, and the patience, you create the USB in windows, using WIn32DiskImager and the USB version of the official release. I think this has something to do with things.

Also your bios page looks different from mine. look for a page called "On-Chip ATA devices".

Never Mind. I'm running Mavericks 10.9 fully stable now. Used nforce kext to get it detect my hard drives. BTW I can't get the audio to work. I installed various Voodoo kexts but the audio won't show up. The icon is there but no volume on sliding it. Can you suggest me a proper kext? Thanks in advance. 

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