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  1. Hi, I installed dual boot Yosemite and Windows 10. I first installed Yosemite and then Windows10. I use single drive of 2TB. 1 for Mac and 1 for Windows. After the first boot after the installation Windows automatically boots itself. When I want to boot Yosemite I must put back my bootable USB with Yosemite on it and make boot from USB option in BIOS and only then can boot the already installed MAC on the first 1TB partition. If there is no USB Windows 10 automatically boots first. How I can make the PC to ask me which OS to boot? Thanks, this community is awesome.
  2. MasterofPuppets

    Need help configuring System

    Hello everyone. I have a custom built computer that I would like to dual boot into Windows 7 Ultimate and Mac OS X 10.8.5 (and then update to latest Yosemite). This is my hardware: 1. AMD FX 8350 2. Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Rev.4 Mobo 3. 8GB Patriot Viper RAM 4. EVGA GeForce GTX 660 3Gb GPU 5. Samsung SSD 120Gb 6. Seagate HDD 2Tb 7. Seagate HDD 160Gb 8. DVD Drive What I want to do: 1. Install Windows 7 Ultimate on the SSD 2. Install OS X Mountain Lion (and then update to Yosemite) on the 160Gb HDD 3. Use the 2Tb HDD as storage for programs,music, documents,etc..., and have it accessible to both OSs I am using the Niresh 10.8.5 Distro DVD. I used the DVD to boot the installer by using "amdfx" at the boot prompt, and it booted to the Installer after about 10 minutes. I formated my 160Gb HDD, customized my installation, and installed OS X on it. After about 30 minutes (The installer time isn't accurate; it stayed on less than one minute reamaing for about 5 minutes), the Install finished. I rebooted my computer and chose to boot from the OS X HDD. It took me to the Apple Screen w/ the spining circle for about a minute, then it went to a gray screen. I restarted the computer, the same thing happened. I looked online, and found this site: Hackintosh Grey Black White Screen Fix I tried it's first suggestion, and it worked. I was able to boot into the OS X User Setup Screen. I created my user account and all of that, and then I was taken to the desktop. However, after I restarted my computer to go install Windows 7, I booted into OS X just to be sure, and it didn't work. I get the grey Apple screen w/ the circle spinning clock wise, and then after about a minute, the hard drive stops being read from. I tried the suggestion again, but that didn't work. Now my questions are: 1. How can successfuly install OS X Moutain Lion? 2. Succesfuly dual boot Windows and Mountain Lion? I don't mind restarting the whole installation process; I just want it to work well. I'm very good with computers, it's just that this whole Hackintosh thing is kind of complex. I sincerely do appreciate your help! Thanks! ----------------------------*Edit 1*------------------------------------------ After 2 ******* days, I managed to get OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 somewhat installed. I used Multibeast, the Yosemite edition. I installed some kexts and some other customizations. However, there are still some problems that I need help on. 1. The graphics are very laggy. When I open the Notification center, it turns somewhat red, and flashes. Going on Safari, esp. websites w/ animations is painfully slow. I suspect this is a driver issue. I had to use the "grafix backup all" command after installing OS X and then booting into SIngle User Mode "-s" 2. The USB ports don't work. They provide power, I verified this because my keyboard has an LED light that is on all of the time, and my flash drive's LED light is on. I can't use any of my 16 USB ports. I suspect this has to do with Multibeast because this has never happend before. If any one can help, I really would appreciate it.
  3. Hi, I have Yosemite and Win 8 on dual boot. Yosemite works well... and I have not booted to Win 8 in last 3 months or so. I have everything I need on OS X, so I would like to take in usage that windows reserved disk space. What is right way to do this? In Disk Utility I can format disks, but I assume I need to modify boot also so I can get faster boot to Yosemite / remove dual boot. I have "standard" Yosemite Zone installation so I have not tweaked etc boot at the moment. Also now on boot it seems to wait... maybe user input if you want to boot to windows... dunno... I have not booted to windows since I installed Yosemite with new boot loader How do I remove this... I suppose it is also gone when I get windows from boot options away? BR JLahtela
  4. Hi all. I will like to post a small tutorial, so maybe somebody can enjoy it and will not have to struggle like I did for 1 week to get thinks right. There are quite a few topics out there how to multi boot with 2 hard drives and so, but what about laptop users who needs to install multiple os and we have only 1 build in HDD. I will not go in huge technical details, it will be more like a roadmap, and I'm sure that there are other solutions out there as well, but this one was which suited me in the best way. PLEASE NOTE, I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY IF YOU BRAKE OR DAMAGE YOUR LAPTOP, NEITHER IF YOU LOOSE DATA. What you will need. 1) Niresh Mavericks installer (either USB HDD, either DVD) 2) An additional boot usb with your favorite Live Linux distro on it. 3) Windows installer CD's First off all, we need to decide how may OS do we want to install and how many partitions we want. I will work with MBR so we are limited to max 4 primary partitions or we can use Extended and Logical partitions. In my cases I needed 4 partitions for 4 OS'es and 1 partition for DATA, which is shared between all the OS. SO let's get started boot the computer using your boot usb, and load Linux live CD. (I used ubuntu) Once you boot up ubuntu, make sure you install "hfsprogs". Once installed, start Gparted to make partitions on you driver. I have made the following paritions (feel free to create them to suite YOUR need). 1) Primary NTFS (for windows XP) 2) Primary HFS+ (for mac) 3) Extended - Logical (Ext4 - For Linux) 4) Extended - Logical (Ntfs - For Windows 8) 5) Extended - Logical (NTFS - For Shared DATA) 6) Extended - Logical (FAT32- hidden - A backup copy of my laptop restore partition) - I will not cover now how to save and restore this. Once this is done, you can already install Linux on the partition designed for it, if you do not wish to use linux, than don't install it. Here you should only boot in linux - which is ok Once done, reboot, and install windows XP on the primary partion. After this step you should only boot in XP - which is ok. Than install Window 8 as well. At this point your computer should only boot in windows 8, which is fine. In windows 8 download and install EasyBCD (free boot management software) In EasyBCD create a boot option for Windows XP, for Windows 8 and for Linux, restart your computer and check if you can boot in all 3 OS'es till now. If all is OK as it should be, we will boot up the OS X installer, if you have problems with booting OS X please search the forum for you specific problem, Niresh DVD and USB image worked out of the box on my test machines. Once you reach the installer, open Disk Utils, and select the HFS partition we created a few steps back. Enable Journaling on it, than close Disk Util, and in the installer select this partition and carry on with the install as normal. After the installation is complete, your system will reboot, make sure you do not remove the OS X installer media, boot from it, and instead of selecting the installer (partition or DVD) select the HDD where you installed the Mac OS (above example, will be HD(0,2) ) Let Mac installer finish all the Post installation settings, than reboot, and remove the installer media. If everything went well, you will either have a boot0 error either Mac os will be loaded... which is absolutely fine. Now take the boot USB with the Live linux and boot it up. Start Gpart, and change the boot flag from Mac partition to Windows 8 partition, than restart your computer. The previously created EasyBCD os selector should come up, start Windows 8, and than run EasyBCD. In EasyBcd go to add a new entry, but do NOT add Mac, since it will not work (that is only a small iso of chameleon boot loader). Select NeoGrub and press the install button. Once NeoGrub is installed press the Configure button. A notepad should open, where you can input and configure more boot options for EasyBcd. You can use this to create multiple boot options, but we only need to boot up our MAC OS so no need to go into to much details. Type in the following lines in the opened notepad, at the end of the file. kernel (hd0,0)/nst/cdboot boot Save and close notepad. NeoGrub is a version of Grub4Dos, so we tell grub4dos to use a kernel and boot it up. Normally on your first partition there should be a folder called NST already. Save the attached file in that folder. IF there is no NST folder, make sure you create an NST folder on you first partition and save the attached file there. Of course you can save the file in other places as well but than you need to adjust the neogrub loader accordingly. Save and close easybcd, and restart your computer. On the OS select menu you should have a NeoGrub bootloader option now. Select it and hit enter. If all was done nicely than you should be in the Niresh boot loader now, where you cun just press enter on the Mac partition to boot up mac. Attention the cdboot file is NOT my work, neither my merit, i just extracted it from Niresh ISO. Attached cdboot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3JzGHdrovJVQm5yYmlleUsya0E/edit?usp=sharing Hope some of you will find this helpful. Emil
  5. Hi I want to know if I can dual boot Maverick and Windows 8.1 Here's my config: Motherboard: Asus P5K Prenium CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.40 Ghz GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7800 series If you need more information ask me
  6. himtam

    First Time Hackintosh

    Hello, I'm new to macs and hackintoshes, This is my first dual boot hackintosh build and managed to install Niresh mavericks using a USB key on a secondary hard disk drive. However, when i reboot, i manage to get the "system uptime in nanoseconds error". I have looked around forums and tried various methods people have suggested, but for a few days I have unable to get rid of this error and only manage to boot into my system when i boot from the USB. Keep in mind, I greatly appreciate any help you guys offer, but I am fairly new to hackintoshs and that sort or programming, so I might request to clarify certain steps if i cannot figure them out. That being said, I do know the basics. Aside from that, everything works, my drivers installed correctly, my internet, my resolution, just at times i get the static buzzing noise but i was able to fix that through system preferences. Thank you very much, and any help would be greatly appreciated.