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I forgot these operating systems are fussy about punctuation and capital letters.

I was editing the chameleon plist manually trying to get the fx 4800 card working.

my tank:

weighs 50lbs and I use it to heat the bedroom.

Two (2) Intel Xeon (E5440) Quad Core 2.83GHz Processors
4GB RAM / 250GB SATA HDD
nvidia fx4800

osx 10.9.0

UseNvidiaRom=yes

wrong

UseNvidiaROM=Yes

correct but it resets the pc on startup.

chameleon wizard now for all my editing needs but the system won't boot

even with nv_disable=1

mbr hardrive with win7 also

I may have to use macdrive to get into the hardrive to edit.

the video rom is a dump from my card so I know it is kosher.

graphics enabler=yes

VBIOS=yes

btw the webdrive drivers need 10.9.2 so I downloaded the update from apple

tedious,since I don't have high speed internet

it burps and says this hardrive can't be updated.

 

 

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The screen just reboots

got macdrive 9 trial on win7 part of the hardrive and was able to get into the plist in extra.

All I did was remove any video related strings but now osx gets stuck on the dreaded waiting for root device.

I even tried copying a plist from another drive but same thing.

I ended up just swapping drives with another osx 10.9 install

that I can't load web drivers on.I just want to get the rom to load at this stage.

 

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there is even a nvidiagraphicsfixup.kext out there that they said would work on 10.9 but they lied.

you need osx 10.12

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reloaded using the competition "U" loader patched for mbr but it doesn't add a bootloader to the hardrive you have to do that manually.You have to get the settings perfect or it never boots off the hardrive.

I was stuck on the dreaded still waiting for boot device no matter what bootloader commands I tried.

That was osx 10.9.5

Tried many times with niresh 10.9 but it always gets stuck at some point booting off the hardrive.

I really need a pdf of all the settings to print out and check off as I try different settings.

All the previous episodes I had a radeon x1950 video card installed so I wasn't handicapped by the fx 4800 nvidia.

now I am stuck at the create account page which crashes after I type a name.

hpets not set or something no cpu installed.

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the mac rom for the fx 4800 is 148k size vs 64k for the pc.

would be interesting to see how it reacts to the Use NvidiaROM=yes if I ever get to the point again.

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now it crashes at the apple id screen.

1) bootloader defaults

2) no graphics

3)install audio

4)install network(which doesn't work)

5)fake smc defaults

boot flags general dart=0

ncpi=0x2000

use kernel cache=yes

verbose

6)chipset niresh fixed kext

ahci port injector

evoreboot

totally fix still waiting

no laptop drivers

no other optimizations

maybe I have too many cores?

quad with 2 cores each

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@xtgold Still waiting for root device could be fixed with USBBusFix=Yes

To use only one core you could use cpus=1

Could you post a picture of crash at apple id screen?

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went off on a tangent and loaded osx 10.7.2 (l2 distro) on the pc

video card works fine with nvenable selected all resolutions and it detects the monitor.

So the video card does work fine with lion

 

 

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Posted (edited)

on 10.7.2 gathering as much info as I can.

to find the real pci_root value

ioreg -l | grep -15 "AppleACPIPCI\ " | grep UID

which gives me a pci_root value of 4

 

in the various kext files there must be a reference to the vendor and

product id of 0x10de and 0x05fe

I will look into that next.

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value added

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with 10.9.5

geforce.kext edit of the info.plist file

insert after the IOAccelerator string>


 <key>IOPCIClassMatch</key>
            <string>0x03000000&amp;0xff000000</string>
            <key>IOPCIMatch</key>
            <string>0x000010de&amp;0x0000ffff</string>

sort of generic nvidia since the pid is all f's

when watching with the -v in the bootloader gives you:

NVDAStartup official

NVDANV50Hal loaded and registered

init

probe

start

then my setup dies on the waiting for bluetooth controller transport.

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it looks promising during the boot -v phase but mavericks never loads the edited kext

whatever you edit doesn't even show up in the system info yes/no extensions screen,even after fixing with kext utility.

lion used v6.x geforce drivers,mavericks uses v8.x

I was able to rip the nvenabler.pkg from the iatkos l2 install dvd but that made no difference.

I may track down mountain lion drivers to see if they work.

 

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UseKernelCache=No

gets rid of the waiting for root device,cache has to be rebuilt?

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