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Cannot boot from drive after installing El Capitan




Asus Z170X Premium Motherboard

i5 6600K 

Asus Strix R9 380 4GB

4x8GB DDR4-3200

Samsung Evo 256GB


I was able to install El Capitan on my PC. However I cannot get it to boot from hard drive. I have tried running ##### and Post Installation tools. But every time, I end up with Error allocating pages... Error loading kernel cache. I have tried replacing the config in my HDD EFI with the one in USB installation drive. Still same problem. I have spent over 3 days now trying to get this new motherboard working and I feel like I am so close but can't get it.


Can someone please please please help?

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Im having a similar issue as well, I got El Capitan installed and after the computer restarts, it's stuck in a boot loop. I even used the same boot flags I used to get it installed. Here are my system specs, any help would be appreciated.

Intel i7 5280K 3.3 Mhz


Nvidia 980 Ti Superclocked 6GB

8 GB Ram

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Really sorry for this delay, Finally done with everything. Here is the complete guide.

First of all, I changed my GPU to Nvidia (I returned the R9 :) because nvidia seemed easy to install). I actually bought both from Fry's and tested which worked easily. 

For your problem:

In my case, after I installed Nvidia on my Mobo, the display was going blank because GPU itself was shutting off, I could see the fans stopped rotating. This happened right after the initial Verbose Boot sequence. I was able to boot successfully with Nvidia loaded as the Graphics driver in El Capitan if I used my USB drive. Which led me thinking that I must have missed something in my EFI on the Boot Drive. So I removed my nvidia card and booted with the On board Intel HD 530. Next I copied over everything my from USB's EFI and made these changes also given in the guide: 

  1. Replace the EFI in your drive with the one in your USB
  2. Under ACPI, check "Fix Shutdown" as I was getting kernel panics upon restarting the system.
  3. Use Clover Configurator to open your config.plist from boot drive and make these changes
    • Under boot, change the default volume setting to the name of your boot drive volume. It will be set to PCIE by default (in my case, I changed it from PCIE to Macintosh)
    • Change the Bootloader setting below it to BOOTX64.efi


It might solve your problem as well, so give it a shot.

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