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Need a full noob step-by-step guide to installing yosemite on my PC
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Need a full noob step-by-step guide to installing yosemite on my PC

so here's my current setup:

CPU:
Core i5 4460 [ 4th generation (haswell) ]   http://ark.intel.com/products/80817/Intel-Core-i5-4460-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_40-GHz

 

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-P81-D3 [ socket 1150 - H81 Express Chipset ]  http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5268#ov

 

RAM:
8 GB DDR3 (single piece) [Kingston HyperX 1600MHz]            http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-FURY-1600MHz-DDR3/dp/B00J8E92M6

 

Graphics:
Nvidia GeForce GT-520 http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-520/specifications

 

HDD:
Western Digital Blue 1 TB 


Wireless:
TP-Link TL-WN751ND    http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-11_TL-WN751ND.html

 

well here's the problem:

I booted up the niresh 10.9 (without any boot flags) and everything went well except for the last minute of installation it suddenly said: Installation Failed !
reboot leaves a corrupt partition with no data on it.

tried to repeat it with the same results.

 

so I tried with 10.10.1 hackintosh zone version. the same except the final error was related to "GraphicsEnabler" so i rebooted with GraphicsEnabler=No and everything went fine until it gave me the same "Installation Failed" without giving me any cause.

so I rebooted it and chose the OSX installation partition, and to my surprise it was there... installed and running. even though it said "Installation Failed"
however, while trying to install the kext for my Wireless Card, It went well, but once I typed my WiFi password and clicked "connect" everything FROZE. so I hard-reset it. and i wouldn't boot up again giving me some fatal errors in the boot screen.

so... how do I get a "Installed Successfully" in the first place ???

Please Help.

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Boot Yosemite with the boot flags 

/haswell -x -v xpcm-free and the others required to bypass those errors, like your graphics card. This is how I completed my install.

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any chance you could give me a full list of boot flags i could try ?
and what each of them exactly means and does ?

thanks

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When you boot with Chameleon, type a question mark to see all the boot flags and what they do, hope that helps

 

 

~ZacharyX8

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thanks, I totally forgot about the "?" thing.

now let's go do some studying and research ! :D

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