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First off, I would like to thank all of the hard work and dedication that goes into these distros. Secondly, I have a scenario that I seem to not be able to work through. I would like to reach out to the community for some input.

Goal: Install 10.8.5 on a VHD in Virtualbox on a laptop with an Amd Turion processor. 


System specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A02
Processor: AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-75 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
File System: NTFS
      Model: WDC WD3200BEVT-00A23T0 ATA Device


I am curious as to what arguments should be used, 

What has been used with no success: amd -v, kernel=amd -v, kernel=amd -v -x.


What happens that stops me:

Completely black screen with no output, even when using -v

tsc_init: EFI not supported!...... (even though EFI has been disabled in Vbox)

numerous other errors that I cannot recollect


The same results are achieved using VMware on this laptop as well.


Any input would be appreciated, thank you for your time.


Note: I have tried multiple Niresh Distros, all usually resulting in some sort of Kernel Panic or stop error using Virtualbox or VMware.

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Guest PowerLion1
I too had the problem of it not going past a black screen (AMD Phenomâ„¢ II X4 910e Processor) until I found out that apparently it's an issue with the USB.
On the boot screen make sure that the following is entered:
amd -v USBBusFix=Yes
That will get you past the black screen and also allow you to see if there are any other issues.  Note that may seem to lockup in (-v) verbose mode in around 4 spots, but it should continue into the GUI portion of the setup.
Also note that the after reboot it will take several minutes before the setup continues.
Update: After testing it out, it seems to work with a few minor exceptions.
DO NOT go to "About This Mac", it will crash the system.
DO NOT use the LaunchPad, the system will freeze.
You might have to wait around 3 minutes from when the login screen appears before the mouse/keyboard become responsive.
Enjoy your Vackintosh!
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Thank you for your input, helpful but not in my case. The furthest I get is a "type 14=page fault": Here is a screen-shot of the kernel panic:

Any other helpful boot options or arguments that can be used for an AMD Turion X2 processor laptop running 10.8.5 in Virtual Box?


Or just for AMD Athlon Turion X2 processors in general?



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Guest PowerLion1

Seems like VirtualBox 4.3.x doesn't like Mac OS X (same lockup spot as you have).


Use VirtualBox 4.2.x with the boot flags amd -v USBBusFix=Yes and it will work just as I stated before.

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Virtualbox and vmware are the most hompatible software (or hardware, i don't know hot to say it).

And, if you don't want to install it, you can look for a torrent called 'OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 Retail VMware Image' (In

After you download, open the .vmxf file and you're done. Maybe you'll need to restablish the ram. Then turn it on and the system should load perfectly.

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