Hi, first time poster here but been a follower for a while.
So, I've been messing with Mavericks for some time now. I was able to install it a couple of times before (using "amd64 -v" flags) alongside windows/linux on an SSD. It worked fine, except I tried to update it and had problems, and eventually gave up on the whole project for a while. It should probably be mentioned that at the time I was using an EVGA Nvidia 9800 GT as my gpu, and it's the only component I have since changed.
Recently, in preparation for the release of Watch Dogs, I upgraded to a GTX 750 TI and decided to have another go at building a hackintosh, but I'm not able to do it anymore. Now, after each installation, on the first boot I get stuck at "flow_divert_kctl_disconnect (0): disconnecting group 1", and I tried to boot with and without the flash drive, both bootloaders included in the installation customization options, and several boot flags. In non-verbose mode, sometimes I get the apple logo screen frozen, and sometimes there's that additional "stop sign" thingy. I looked this up extensively and there is very very little save for a couple of suggestions for boot flags, of which I tried many combinations: npcis, graphic enablers, rootuids, archs and all those hyphenated consonants, if you pardon my newbness. In BIOS, I changed the controller type to AHCI, enabled HPET (though there's no option for 64 bit, just enable/disable) and disabled virtualization. I also made sure to disconnect all USB devices except for my etekcity mouse and microsoft wireless keyboard, and disconnected all SATAs except the target device from the mobo. And I always wait at least 20 minutes on each attempt (which from what I've read, is probably too much, especially for an SSD?). I'm using a DVI cable, but I tried it with an HDMI as well. Anyways, that's about it. I'm trying to be as descriptive as possible, but once again, this is my first post so sorry if I messed up somehow. And sorry for the crap crop job in that screenshot, didn't notice it until now
Hopefully someone here can help me out. My goal is to use OS X as my primary OS for everyday use, in an SSD, and Windows exclusively for gaming, in a separate HDD. I'd also like to know your opinion on this setup, if possible.
Thanks a lot in advance!
- CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition 965
- Mobo: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 (Rev 1.4)
- GPU: EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB
- SSD: Kingston HyperX 3k SH103S3/240G
- RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
- Power Supply: 500W Corsair CX500
- Tower: NZXT Guardian 921