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Chris Lawson last won the day on January 5 2014

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    Alberta, Canada
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    PC Hardware Specialist, Certified Windows 8 specialist, Photography and multimedia.

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  1. Success!

    Here is my updated boot.chameleon.plist file, so you know what flags I run: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"><plist version="1.0"><dict><key>Default Partition</key><string>hd(0,1)</string><key>EthernetBuiltIn</key><string>Yes</string><key>Hide Partition</key><string>hd(1,2) hd(1,4) hd(1,5) hd(2,1) hd(2,4)</string><key>Kernel Flags</key><string>npci=0x2000 dart=0</string><key>SMBIOS</key><string>/Extra/smbios.plist</string><key>Systemid</key><string>2577272E-A43A-4A6D-AB61-66F50BE93D70</string><key>Theme</key><string>Blackosx_Button</string><key>Timeout</key><string>10</string><key>UseKernelCache</key><string>Yes</string><key>busratio</key><string>16.5</string></dict></plist>
  2. Success!

    Hello: I had the same problem off the start. Try to match my bios settings as close as possible, or even message me or post your bios settings and I will try to help you. Thanks.
  3. Success!

    Hello: I have a HP blu-ray drive. What kind of drive is yours? See if you can find the model number. Thanks
  4. Through many trials I have found a way to dual boot Mac OS X and Linux through Chameleon. This is the easiest way for 95% of the Linux Distros. OS X does not recognize the GRUB bootloader or BIOS. OS X will also not read ext3 or ext4 file systems without a third-party application. GRUB and GRUB2 recognize OS X, but we want to boot everything through Chameleon. 1. Install Mac OS X and Chameleon. Or if you already have OS X and Windows as per Deepak's dual boot guide, go to the next step. 2. When installing the distro of your choice, always choose "I wish to do something else" or create the partitions yourself. 3. First, create a 250MB FAT32, FAT16, ExFAT, vFAT, or even FAT partition. I made mine FAT32. Make sure it is a PRIMARY partition. Set the mount point to /dos or /windows, it doesn't matter. 4. Second, create your linux files system (ext3 or ext4) partition, and set your mountpoint to /. Also, create a swapfile partition afterwards, if you wish. 5. Set the GRUB bootloader to install to the FAT32 partition you just made. So if your system is on /dev/sda, and your FAT32 partition /dev/sda1 - install GRUB bootloader there. 6. You will get error messages about not installing a GRUB bios, or that the bootloader won't work there. Ignore them and carry on, letting the system install. When done, the system will reboot. 7. Chameleon will boot up and the FAT32 partition will show up, If it doesn't, just re-install Chameleon through Chameleon Wizard. 8. Rename the FAT 32 partition to whatever you wish. You can now use that to boot into Linux. Note that it will bring you to the GRUB menu. If you wish to skip that menu you must edit the TIMEOUT command. I'll provide a link for GRUB2, grub is similar. http://linuxpoison.blogspot.ca/2010/11/how-to-change-grub-2-default-timeout.html Enjoy your dual or multi-boot system! Stragen.
  5. Stragen's Build

    I just want to say "WOW!" and "WTF?" -I ran Uniengine's Heaven Graphical Benchmark on both systems. Both settings exactly the same. -OS X Mavericks score: 641 -Windows 8.1 score: 619 This means that the kernel programming and kext in the OSX is more attuned to the hardware of my graphics card. Wow.
  6. Stragen's Build

    No Problem. Here is my org.chameleon.plist file: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"><plist version="1.0"><dict><key>Credits</key><string>Niresh</string><key>EthernetBuiltIn</key><string>y</string><key>GraphicsEnabler</key><string>y</string><key>Kernel Flags</key><string>npci=0x2000 dart=0</string><key>Timeout</key><string>15</string><key>UseKernelCache</key><string>y</string></dict></plist> The only flags I used during install were amd64 -v. If anyone wants to know what all the boot flags mean, I used this resource to figure them out. http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/01/list-of-common-hackintosh-boot-flags_29.html
  7. 2 more suggestions - Disable HPET, and turn the Init Display first to Auto. I'll keep researching.
  8. Stragen's Build

    Well, thought I would add to the successful builds. AMD Phenom II 955 X4 BE C2 @3.66GHz ASUS M4A87TD - EVO Mobo G.skill Ripjaws DDR3 PC1333 Ram underclocked to 1200MHz for tighter timings. Gigabyte HD6850OC - 1Gb DDR 5 Samsung Syncmaster T240 24" HDMI Display 2X Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - For Windows 8.1 2X Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - For OS X Mavericks Running AMD's 10.9 Kernel Revision 6 by Andy Vandijck. Thanks again to Niresh!
  9. Try those settings as I described, use amd64 -v and see what happens Note: if you still get a black screen, add GraphicsEnabler=No to that line.
  10. Help Stuck At SMC: successfully initialized

    Post your system specs and if possible, your BIOS settings and I will see if I can help.
  11. Post your BIOS settings and I will see if I can help you.
  12. Success!

    Yeah, seems like the newer the OS, the easier it is to install and autoconfigure. That's what I've taken away from it. Enjoy, I know I am. I use Win 8 for games and OSX for everything else.
  13. Did you try PCIRootUID=0 or PCIRootUID=1? If you can, maybe post a shot of your BIOS PCI section if the above doesn't work. Stragen.
  14. Success!

    Sorta. Every time I installed Mavericks I got a reboot or a freeze, until I turned of ACPI 2.0 in the BIOS. Like I said, 2 weeks of trouble shooting. I did have snow leopard on my system before this (it's what I started with on this whole os x adventure) but it wouldn't recognize my video card, no matter what I did. So I tried Mountain Lion with no success, then Mavericks. That memory error looks like it's trying to allocate too much memory. You could try maxmem=4096 to see if that would help.
  15. Success!

    From someone who has the same board and uses on board graphics as you... Might work. "When I change VRAM share for VGA on bios (like: 128MB or 256) or change boot order (GraphicsEnabler = Yes), the results are "PANIC". But i set 512MB for VGA and GraphicsEnabler=No, i can get in my mac os"
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