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Simone Bellini

Installation in stuck completely at 8 minutes left


Hi everyone and thank you so much for the help!

First of all excuse me for my bad English speaking,

I would really like to tag every problem of mine with a number because I think it's easier for me (and maybe also for you) to u dertand quickly what we are talking about)

I'm trying to install Yosemite in my PC (following the specs) with a usb created with Yosemite zone (10.10.1) and TransMac.

CPU Intel core i5 4690K

GPU R9 280X from sapphire (but at the moment I'my using the integrated hd 4600 from Intel because it causes less problem in the installation then I will try to adapt the system for the R9)

MoBo Asrock z97 extreme 4

Hdd sea gate barracuda 1tb with two partition one for windows (installed in gpt) and one for the Mac

I have no dvd reader

I have a wireless adapter use by dlink

My Audio card is integrated in the mobo I don't know the model I think it' she purity sound 2

My first problem (1) is that when I try to install Yosemite the installation stuck at 8 min left and in the log I can read something like extracting Essential. Pkg: when it freezes (I can t move noting mouse was stopPed)I keep it running for half an hour but nothing happened .this is the biggest problem.

At the moment I'm starting the installer with -X because if I don't it get a kernel panic.

2) I would like to know if it is better to install the system with the integrated gpu and then move to the dedicated or start all with the R9 dedicated .

3) what Smbios shuold I use? iMac 15,2 is o.not in the option of naresh preferences

4) what shuold I install to fix my wifi card? (I'll give you the precise model as soon as possible)

Thank you so much experts, this is my first hack and I'm so excited, and thank you for the fantastic release!

Hope you could help me, please.

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Hey dude,did you manage to get over this with?im stuck at the same kernel panic as you.pls help if u made it through.:)

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For anyone else with a similar problem, I'll update it here.


To solve this...

  • Use MacPro3,1 as your SMBIOS
  • use /amd as your kernal



Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

Gigabyte G1.SNIPER H6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
PNY GeForce GTX 960 2GB XLR8 Elite OC Video Card
So I assume my PC is compatible, at least I've gotten the installer to run. Hopefully this time it will not freeze to the point of not being able to move my cursor.


Although I have a Haswell core, I used /amd and used MacPro3,1 as my SMBIOS and now I am at 3 minutes remaining. Hopefully it won't freeze. Then I will check to see if I have the same panic.

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