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maverick 10.9 on alienware m17x r5 Problems

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I'm new to this forum and I'm trying to install a Niresh Maverick 10.9 using a DVD on an Alienware M17x r5.


These are the specs of my laptop


CPU- Intel Core i7 4800MQ @ 2.70GHz Haswell
SSD1- 238GB Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series
HDD1- 698GB Western Digital WDC WD7500BPKT-75PK4T0 
RAM- 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
GPU- 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M (Dell)
Monitor 1920x1080
BIOS- Alienware A09
Motherboard- Alienware 068R5X (U3E1)
Audio- Realtek High Definition
CAMERA- Integrated camera
WiFi- Broadcom 802.11ac (chip 4352)
Ethernet- Killer e2200 Gigabit ethernet 


Nvidia Optimus based machine and i cannot disable nor force it to use one graphic processor



THese are my bios settings for the installation


Trying to boot the installation normally, I get it rebooting always after the apple logo.
Booting using: -x -v  gives the same problem.
Booting using: amd64 -v    gives me this error:   BootCacheControl: Unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist: 2 no such file or directory
Booting using: amd64 -vx still give the same error 
If i use an external HDMI monitor;  it get stuck immediately after choosing to boot DVD.
I made sure every devices is unplugged from the laptop but still no luck.

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Try to boot with GraphicsEnabler=No , xpcm-free -v , -s / combine them maybe

Or Google for bootdisk utility and macpwn , don't use distro ... Make the installer on 2 usb (1gb and 8gb) , it should work . If this doesn't work try with an iAtkos distro or google for your problem . Succes/Cheers :)


P.S :http://www.macbreaker.com/2012/01/list-of-common-hackintosh-boot-flags_29.html

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