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  1. pedrobertella

    OS X on Acer 532h Atom

    OS X on Acer 532h Atom I have a Acer Aspire One 532h, it has a Aton n450 processor, I've been trying to install OS X on it for the past week and I've faced many issues so far. My install has to be via USB, and I don't have a Mac or hackintosh right now. Using Niresh Mountain Lion 10.8.5 DMG file I can easily put the install on a USB drive, however it has Clover, no boot flag or config makes it boot. The laptop just reboots immediately after I hit enter. I tried downloading the 10.8.2 iso, but i'ts a ISO and the guide to put it on USB with Windows doesn't work, so I can't move on. I also want to know if Niresh's 10.8.5 ISO contains a different bootloader from the DMG and the kernel support for atom processors.
  2. !!HELP!! CANT GO BACK TO WINDOWS I just made a second partition on my disk for osX sierra and I installed everything fine it worked fine except no extra drivers were there to install so I had to go back to windows to install them, I just wanted to go back to windows!! BUT I can't I've flipped everything in my bios every time I go into boot settings and select either drive... I get... "Missing Operating System" HELP I have no clue what to do, I've tried system restore but it says I have to specify which installation to use, I've tried bootrec /fixboot but I get "volume doesn't contain a recognized file system....blah blah blah" If anyone has had this problem and solved it please help, I need my computer I have some important stuff I messed up and I was dumb for doing it on this pc I know. HEEEELLLLPPP P.S. I get the error when I run my computer with no USB stick at all
  3. Failed to boot the usb MACOSX El Capitan into my Acer 8951G Laptop: Boots windows all the time I am trying to install El Capitan to my laptop Acer Ethos 8951G laptop. I did my USB boot drive accordig to the OS X El Capitan 10.11 UniBeast 6 Clover Installation Guide . So I made the Boot USB and then I went to the Bios of my Laptop and there is not such "Optimised defaults" so I loaded the default Bios values and saved them. Then I changed the boot order with F12 to boot from the USB stick but nothing happened ... and Windows 7 starts loading up... Iam lost because no matter which method I follow when i try to boot it do not recognize the USB boot drive and runs immediately to windows. Help here what I need to do... Here the specs of my laptop just for you to check if its compatible wth Macos El Capitan or other version: Mainboard : Acer SM81_HR Chipset : Intel HM65 Processor : Intel Core i7 2630QM @ 2000 MHz (max : 2900) Physical Memory : 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR3-SDRAM ) Video Card : Intel® HD Graphics 3000 GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 555M Hard Disk : Seagate ST9750423AS (750GB) DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S Monitor Type : N184H6-L02 - 19 inches Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Network Card : Broadcom BCM43227 802.11b/g/n Bluetooth: Broadcom Fingerprint: EGISTEC USB 3.0: Renesas Webcam: Integrated Speaker: 5.1 Dolby integrated The BIOS of my Laptop is from InsydeH2O and there are only few parametres that can be changed.. It just have: - "Information (sistem and Bios Information not editable)", - "Main" (that haves option Quiet Menu, Network Menu, F12 Boot Menu, D2D Recovery and SATA Mode) - "Security" (boot passwords, etc) - "Boot" ( all devices that can be ordered to boot first (HDD0, HDD1, ATAPI CDROM, USB FDD, USB HDD, NETWORK BOOT, USB CDROM) - "Exit" (save, default values, etc)
  4. Hello, After failing a few hours to create a iso image, involving i. a. a tool to create a iso image and terminal/command-line ways to create a iso out of the downloaded ".app" installation file of the OS El Capitan, I've created a bootable USB-Stick (MacBook Pro - El Cpt.). It appears that Windows does not recognize the file-system on the used USB-Stick, so I used HFSExplorer to extract the files. What can I do with these files to be able to install the OS on VirtualBox ? Or... is there any easier way to install the OS on VirtualBox ? Regards
  5. Anyone willing to help a newbie out? I'm trying to set up a VirtualBox Guest of Mavericks or El Capitan on a Windows Host. I have the InstallESD.dmg files from two separate Macs that I use at work, one Mavericks, one El Capitan. Both are verified bootable, checked with DiskMaker X and booting to the USB Drive. For some reason, I can't just boot from them in a VM like I could Lion (10.7). I'm not sure what I need, but it sounds like a bootloader is necessary, as I keep meeting a EFI screen that won't do anything but tell me the command I just entered was not recognized. I have no clue where to find one, which one is best, or how to use one. Just wondering if anyone can help me with that. A step by step guide would be fantastic. One of my main concerns was my hardware. However, my processor, the E3-1230 V3, is a Haswell-based server processor which, in theory, has the same architecture as a Haswell i7 with no integrated graphics. tonymacx86 lists the i7-4770, 4790, and both K versions as compatible with Hackintosh's, which should mean good new for me. The MSI Z97 Gaming 5 is also on that list, and I have the Z97S SLI Krait Edition. Very similar boards. The GTX 750 Ti is also on the list, which leads me to believe that hardware shouldn't be too much of an issue. Thanks for any help with this. I've been wanting to play with OS X at home for awhile now. Finally having the courage to try and get this done. *EDIT* I forgot to list my specs list... Oops. Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition 16GB (4x4GB) Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 EVGA GTX 750Ti 2GB 256GB ADATA SSD 1TB Seagate SSHD Corsair CX430M NZXT S340 in Whtie
  6. MWF_AL

    Edit Niresh Mavericks ISO?

    Alright, here's my dilemma. I'm trying to boot up Niresh Mavericks on an AMD64 desktop (I'm not using Yosemite because it takes 5 minutes to load all the HFS+ files on that one). I've gotten stopped by the infamous "PCI Configuration Begin" hang, and I can't fix it; I've tried pretty much every combination of PCIRootUID=0/1, npci=0x2000/0x3000, pci=no, GraphicsEnabler=Yes, dart=0, -x, and so on with both /amd and /amd64 (this is not an FX system); no luck on any try. I finally found some custom kexts somebody made that are supposed to be able to bypass this. I know they go in the Extra\Extensions folder. But here's where things get tricky; The computer's motherboard doesn't support booting from a USB drive, so I have it burned to a DVDR-DL that I'm booting from; I've got like 50 of these laying around, so I've no worries about burning more. Of course, this means I'm using the ISO file, which can't be edited; only extracted, edited, and then put back together. Problem is, I can't for the life of me get it put back together properly. I'm using PowerISO, although I do also have IMGBurn and Image Master at my disposal. What I've been doing is taking the ISO, backing up the boot information, extracting it, manually extracting the [BOOT] folder with 7zip, putting it back in, adding the kexts, and then putting them all back into PowerISO, making it bootable, and using the boot information from the official ISO. It does create a valid ISO file, but it doesn't actually boot; it just hangs on the boot screen (I've been using VirtualBox to test it, where the normal ISO works fine). To make matters worse, I can't browse the filesystem contents of the disc on my Windows computer, so I can't just edit it directly that way (haven't tried on Linux yet, but I'd assume it's no different). I do have a Mac Mini available, but it has no disc drive, and I don't have any external disc drives to hook up to it. I need some way to add custom kexts to the Niresh ISO file, and still be able to burn it to a disc and have it work.
  7. jroe6

    Trans Mac

    Will trans Mac read my hackintosh hard drive so I can insert kexts into the extra file
  8. 4 downloads

    Dual Boot Clover configuration - Yosemite & Windows 8.1 on two hard drives (Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DH3 & Intel i5 4690 3,5GHz) Disclamer This guide was written only with the purpose to help those who, like me, want strictly to do a trial over the possibility of running OS X Yosemite and Windows 8.1 on a PC hardware configuration. The combination of specific hardware and software installation is merely temporary and exclusively for testing purposes. Moreover, this test is just part of a personal private research project. The procedure required a genuine Machintosh machine. Abstract For complete information about my hardware specific configuration and installation procedure for OS X Yosemite, as well as all the software tools used, please read my previous tutorial - Guide for Hackintosh Yosemite 10.10 installation using Unibeast and Clover (a hard way!). The present guide is an approach to Clover EFI configuration on a PC machine to boot successfully OS X Yosemite, as well as all configuration steps needed to dual boot Yosemite and Windows 8.1. For that purpose I used Clover configurator version 4.19.4.The working method used consisted in editing config.plist Clover configuration file using Clover Configurator software tool. Computer hardware Case: Aerocool Cube Ds White Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DH3 Intel Z97 SK1150 Processor: Intel Haswell i5 4690 3,5GHz Memory: 2 x 4GB Kingston Hyper X Fury DDR3 1600MHz Graphics Card: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD7770 Ethernet: Realtek RTL8111 Audio: Realtek ALC892 Disks: Seagate SSHD 2,5” 500GB + Maxtor HD 1TB Clover configuration for successful booting of OS X Yosemite Clover ACPI Section Clover Boot Section Clover Disable Drivers Section Clover GUI Section In the other Clover Configurator sections, not shown on the pictures, there was no need of changing anything. However, please be aware that this was my case using the specific listed hardware assembling. Each case is a different case. That means the Clover profile configuration for successful booting is specific for each hardware configuration. So, users have to be able to think for themselves to choose the right Clover parameters for their specific hardware assembling. Showing only essential Clover configuration boot entries needed (OS X Yosemite & Windows 8.1) At the beginning I had six boot entries in my Clover boot menu, but I just needed at the most three. The third one is Yosemite HD recovery. After struggling a few hours, I can resume all the work in a few simple steps: Created two custom entries, one for Yosemite and the other one for Windows 8.1 in GUI section – picture #1 bellow; Navigated to the boot section of Clover Configurator and defined Yosemite as the default entry – picture #4 bellow; Hidden all the other useless three boot entries – picture #1 bellow. For the procedure of first step to work you need to go to the Tools, on Clover Configurator, and select Boot.log. After that, just press “Generate log” button on the right and you will be presented with something like you can see on the last picture of this guide (picture #5). The trouble is to look for the right strings for Yosemite and Windows 8.1 volumes. These strings are volume identifiers. When you found it, just Copy / Paste each string to the specific Volume field in the Custom Entries Editor pane, as you can see in pictures #2 and #3 bellow. To access Custom Entries Editor just click over the new custom entries icons. Don’t forget to specify the OS Type and Volume Type, or else the entry will not work. For the procedure on second step, copy the string corresponding to the default OS system you want to define and go to Boot section – picture #4 bellow. Don’t forget the Timeout field. It’s not critical, but the 5 seconds defined by default maybe too short if you choose to load the Windows OS system. At last, third step allows hiding unwanted entries. This was very hard to figure out. There was no way of hiding the unwanted Clover boot entries using the identifier volume strings. Don’t know why, but I executed almost all the options possible using the information in boot.log. Finally I understood that some entries related with Yosemite were stored in BOOTX64.efi located at EFIBoot. Still ended with four entries including an extra Windows useless entry. Even more hard, was to figure out that the useless Windows entry was stored in bootmgr.efi located at EFIMicrosoftBoot. Finally, complete success!!! Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5 Final Thoughts Initially it was impossible to load Windows from the Clover boot menu. I always ended with a black screen. Windows boots fine straight from the UEFI enter of the UEFI system boot menu. With Gigabyte motherboard I just have to press <F12> to access the machine system boot menu. I have to stress out that I have Windows and Yosemite installed in separate hard disks with GPT partition scheme. To avoid kernel panics at the beginning I had to keep integrated Intel graphic card enabled, along dedicated Sapphire AMD Radeon HD7770. Now, that annoying configuration isn’t needed anymore. Yosemite has native support for my AMD graphic card. So, it seems that, when trying to load Windows from Clover boot menu and at a certain point of the loading process, Windows doesn’t know which card to use to display the picture and simply freezes. I read the concerns of other users experiencing the same problem with dual booting Windows and Yosemite. So, in this particular situation, you just have to disable the integrated graphic card in UEFI / BIOS. GOOD LUCK!!!
  9. Hackintosh

    iTools for Windows and Mac

    Version 1115 Windows, 2.3.3 Mac


    iTools is an Easy Alternative to iTunes with using it you can easily sync Music, Videos, Pictures and Ringtones
  10. Right so after quite some time and a few installs I got my OSX build working (yay) however I have done a few installs now for varies reasons and everytime the System Reserved Partition for Windows (Which you use to boot) keep disappearing and it's really rather annoying. Has anyone else found this problem? And for anyone doing a fresh install maybe install OSX first if you can and if not then make sure you do a back up first (I have a few HD's so luckily I could install windows elsewhere and then back everything up but it's still a pain)
  11. TheAnanas

    Will it work?

    Hi guys, I'm new to the forum. I registered because I'm fed up with Windows and want to change it to OS X. The only problem I have is my fear of bricking my notebook, because after all I still need to work on something. I hope that there is somebody here who could look at my specs and tell me if I should attempt installing Yosemite on my machine. So what I have is an HP notebook with: Intel HD Graphics 4400Intel Core i3-4005U CPU @ 1,7GHz4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM500 GB 5400 rpm SATA Well it's this notebook - http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=J4T67EA&opt=ABU&sel=NTB I don't really know what else to post so I'd be really happy if anyone told me what informations I need to add
  12. Hi all, So near to a breakthrough but I need some help... AMD FX 6300 AMD Radeon R7 260x Gigabyte GA-970-UD3P Existing Windows 7 on local HD Using Yosemite 10.10.1 distro via a USB key, it seemed to install successfully to a seperate HDD but after restarting it just boots into Windows, and I can see in the UEFI/BIOS that boot priority has been altered so that my Yosemite HD is at the top. I have booted into the USB and tried to select the Yosemite HD, and this looks right but when I enter the same bootflags as before: amd64 -v npci=0x3000 ...it says can't find systemlibrarykernelsamd64 and using HFSExplorer, I can see it's there! amd64 is there! If I can find it, why can't it?! I did have the same error when trying to install, BUT I moved the 'amd64' file from the root of the USB and into systemlibrarykernels because that's where it was looking for it. Is that normal? I haven't found anyone else who had to do that but it worked for the install, annoying now it doesn't work to boot. Can anyone please help? Many thanks! Tom
  13. Kiwiz_Clone

    How to boot windows again

    I have been trying to install Yosemite on a hardrive partition on my dell Inspiron laptop. I installed it however when trying to boot I get an error: boot0ss: error. I now just want to get back to windows however I have no idea how to select which hd partition it boots from. I can only choose to boot from hd or usb. I have seen some solutions which include changing settings in the os but since I have no running os I can't do that. How do I boot windows again?
  14. When following your tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy3hiwNIgg4 I get the attached error. Why do you believe this is happening? Anything not compatible on my specs? I'd really appreciate if anyone could reply to me. Thanks in advance These below are my PC specs. Computer Manufacturer : MegaWare Model : H55H-CM Chassis Manufacturer : MegaWare Type : Desktop Can be locked : No Version : 1.0 Power Cord(s) : 1 Serial Number : MH0310C******* Asset Tag : T0042201001 Boot-up State : Safe Power State : Safe Thermal State : Safe Security State : External Interface Locked-out Mainboard Manufacturer : MegaWare Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No Multi-Processing (MPS) Version : 1.10 Model : MW-H55H-CM Type : Mainboard Version : 1.0 Serial Number : 0000**** BIOS : 64-0100-001131-00101111-111610-LfdHvdImc Mainboard Properties Removable : No Replaceable : Yes Hot Swap : No On-board Devices To Be Filled By O.E.M. : Video Adapter (Enabled) To Be Filled By O.E.M. : SCSI Adapter (Disabled) Chipset Model : ECS Core (Arrandale) DRAM Controller OEM Device Name : Intel Core (Arrandale) DRAM Controller Revision : B9 Bus : Intel CSI (Quick Path) Front Side Bus Speed : 144MHz Width : 20-bit / 20-bit HTT - Hyper-Threading Technology : Yes SLI Technology : Yes Crossfire Technology : Yes Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 576MB/s Maximum Power : 18.000W Chipset 1 Hub Interface Type : DMI (Direct Media Interface) Version : 1.00 No. Ports : 4 In/Out Width : 4-bit / 4-bit Duplex : Yes Multiplier : 3x Speed : 100MHz Logical/Chipset Memory Banks Bank 0 : 2GB DIMM DDR3 9-9-9-24 4-33-10-5 1T Bank 2 : 2GB DIMM DDR3 9-9-9-24 4-33-10-5 1T Bank 6 : 2GB DIMM DDR3 9-9-9-24 4-33-10-5 1T Shared Memory : 66MB Maximum Memory : 16GB Supported Memory Types : DIMM DDR3 Channels : 2 Width : 128-bit Memory Bus Speed : 2x 720MHz (1.44GHz) Maximum Memory Speed : 2x 667MHz (1.33GHz) Multiplier : 5x Integrated in Processor : Yes FMAX - Fast Memory Access Support : Yes Fixed Hole Present : Yes Maximum Memory Bus Bandwidth : 22.5GB/s APIC 1 Version : 2.00 Multiplier : 1/2x Maximum Interrupts : 24 IRQ Handler Engaged : Yes Enhanced Support : Yes System Bus(es) on Hub 1 Version : 2.30 System Bus 0 : PCI System Bus 1 : PCIe 2.00 x1 2.5Gbps System Bus 2 : PCI66 System Bus 255 : PCI LPC Hub Controller 1 Model : ECS H55 LPC Interface Controller OEM Device Name : Intel H55 LPC Interface Controller Revision : A7 ACPI Power Management Enabled : Yes Advanced TCO Mode Support : Yes Advanced TCO Mode Enabled : No High Precision Timer Enabled : Yes No. Precision Timers : 8 System Timer : 14.32MHz Delayed Transaction Enabled : Yes Disk Controller Model : ECS P55/PM55/3400 4 port SATA IDE Controller OEM Device Name : Intel P55/PM55/3400 4 port SATA IDE Controller Interface : ATA Revision : A7 Channels : 4 Disk Controller Model : ECS P55/PM55/3400 2 port SATA IDE Controller OEM Device Name : Intel P55/PM55/3400 2 port SATA IDE Controller Interface : SATA Revision : A7 Maximum SATA Mode : G2 / SATA300 RAID Support : Yes RAID Enabled : No Channels : 2 Audio Device Model : ECS P55/PM55/3400 High Definition Audio OEM Device Name : Intel P55/PM55/3400 High Definition Audio Revision : A7 Type : HD (High-Definition) Audio Version : 1.00 No. In / Out / Bi-Directional Streams : 4 / 4 / 0 No. Serial Data Streams : 1 vmware-2.zip
  15. Hi, i have a question. Can i run mac os mountain lion 10.8.5 on this ultrabook? And how i make dualboot with Windows 7? PC spec.: AMD A4-4355 processor 2 core 1,9GHz, 4GB Ram, AMD radeon hd 7400g graphics HDD 500GB. Thank you for answers.
  16. 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
  17. Hey fellows I'm doing the 10.8.2 installation of Niresh to my 8GB USB. I've followed all the steps and checked the AHCI instead of SATA and such.So I move on to the booting, when i press a button so i get the boot options If i just press enter with no boot "commands", I stuck at the Apple logo screen, no loadin circle or anything just the gray apple, I've waited 15 mins but nothing happens. So if I try booting with the booting command -v I get a black screen after some text that I'll try to show you, the text is very blurry but you might see what it says: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2kzccaqp581odv9/bild.PNG Here's my specc: System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K 3.4 GHz (Haswell) Graphics: Gigabyte GTX Geforce 660 Other Hardware: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) CL9 1600Mhz VENGEANCE LP Thanks a lot!
  18. hase091


    Hi, I've installed yosemite on an hp dv6690el (external hdd); all works perfectly on osx, eccept wifi. I noticed that the setup changed my bios... at the first boot on windows (internal hdd) after the setup of yosemite, i had a bad surprise. When the wifi is ON, windows tells me that the wifi is "deactivated"... when i put it OFF, it tells me that the wifi is "disabled" i have solved this problem one time by doing an update of my bios with the official setup. Now, i've tried to log on Osx, shutdown, log on Windows and it gives me the same problem!! i've tried to update again the bios but with no luck.. How to restore my old bios or make the wifi works on windows? Thanks alot
  19. Hi, So I noticed that on the newest Yosemite install guide it looks like Niresh(?) is installing Yosemite to a separate partition. Also, he's selecting the format that he says is most similar to Windows. Does this mean it can be installed on a separate partition and be dual booted with Windows? Thanks, rekrom12
  20. I saw some other post about amd systems not booting but I think my situation is a bit special. I have two disk: 120GB SSD Windows 1TB Hard Drive 700GB Mass storage for windows 120GB Mac OSX 80GB Ubuntu Linux 10GB Linux partition 4MB Linux partition Rig Specs FX-8350 GTX 760 Asus Sabertooth 990fx I would like to know how can I boot into my linux partition. I clicked the hard drive and the windows buttons on the mac osx start menu/ boot manager and they both said it was missing something (boot something) and ctr, alt, delete to restart. Then when I tried to boot into mac osx it would just crash. I am new to hackintoshes but very experienced with computers. I will post pictures sometime tomorrow to better show my problem. All help is greatly appreciated.
  21. Hello guys, I am a litte confused. Everyone is saying that you should install os x first and windows afterward. I have got two partitions. On the first one win7 is installed and I don't want to use all my data. I want to install os x on my second partition. So do I just have to install os x and with the chameleon boot loader I can make my win7 partition choosable again when my laptop is booting? Thanks!!
  22. Vijai Chander

    Help installing triple boot

    Hello all, I'm pretty new to hackintosh. I plan to install mac on my laptop along with my windows 8.1, Ubuntu 14.04. I prefer to install mavericks. Can somebody guide me on how to set up my laptop for triple boot successfully? Also, my HDD doesnt have any primary partitions left. Could I still install mac os on a logic drive? My laptop specs: Asus x550LD XX082D Intel I7 4500U 8GB 1600Mhz 1TB HDD Nvidia geforce 820M Ralink RT3900 wireless card Asus TouchPad mouse. Regards, Vijai
  23. 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
  24. I built a hackintosh compatible pc,but my bootable drive didn't work after many trys on a random persons mac . (I don't own a mac so creating a mac install was a pain) so I gave up and installed windows 8 after months of planning. I came across niresh and read on another forum it is possible to install the niresh distro on computer already running win. My original tries were on unibeast but I came across niresh, so why not give it a shot! I'm really new to this so please bear with me and help! - CPU ( Intel Core i5 4670k ) - Graphic Card (Asus GTX 760 2gb gddr5) - MotherBoard (Gigabyte GA-UD3H Z87) - RAM (Corsair Vengeance Pro 8gb) - Ethernet (on board) - Audio Card (-) (p.s this is mean't to be a dual boot pc on the same hdd, but I do have an external WD My passport 500 gb external hardrive.)
  25. Tomáš Lipovský

    Problem with booting

    Hey! I installed Niresh 10.9 to my ssd where I had Windows. The installation was successful, but when I'm booting, I muss boot over USB. When I don't boot over USB, starts boot loader from old deleted windows. Right now i'm writing this from Niresh booted from USB and everything work perfectly except bootloader. Can please somebody help me?
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