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Sup guys.

I have managed to install OS X Maverick 10.9 on my ThinkPad E430 without any additional settings.

But now, I need some info about what to do next!


Also, I can only boot using "-v -x -f GraphicsEnabler=No"


I believe that I need to install drivers for my Intel HD Graphics 4000.

I am going to right now.

But, I think that -f has something to do with the CPU.

I don't know but I think I've read about it somewhere.


A total newbie here.


My question is: Now, I only have to find the drivers and try to install and I will not need to do "-v -x -f GraphicsEnabler=No" again?


Or do I have to edit something to have it always enabled?


Also, what exactly are -v -x -f for?

I believe that -v is for safe boot and -f is something about the CPU, but I am not sure.

-x I have no idea.


With the info, I might be able to find why I need to write them for it to boot properly.



Also, my specs:


ThinkPad E430 with:



Intel HD Graphics 4000

Intel Core i5-2450M processor (dual-core, 2.50GHz, 3MB Cache)

HDD: 500GB (5400rpm)

Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230

ThinkPad UltraNav™ TrackPoint® with multigesture touchpad


I don't want you guys searching drivers for me, that would be horrible.

But, rules are rules, so, I am just placing them here (my specs).


Also, it may help to know why I need "-v -f -x GraphicsEnabler=No" everytime.




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Hi mate !


Here it is for your bootflags :




So yeah, there is something with ur graphic card obviously, make sure you installed your Intel kexts in "/System/Library/Extensions" using "Kext Wizard", and Repair permissions and Rebuild cache, it could helps. Installing ur graphic cards should remove some bootflags hopefully. But if there is still problems, you can edit your "Org.chameleon.Boot.plist" using "Chameleon Wizard" if you got Chameleon Bootloader or the Clover Configurator if you got Clover, to boot everytime with a bootflag.


Hope it will help you.

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Man, thanks a lot for your help!

And I've been trying since this morning to install everything. What an adventure.

I had to re-install it 4 times now, because, I messed it up.

But, well! Living and learning!


I've bookmarked that bootflag page because it is awesome.

And by the way, what do you think about using Multibeast? 

I am going to try it now. I found a page that could give me a little help with it. 


I don't know if I feel bad about so many mistakes.

I feel like experiencing Windows 98 for the first time again.


So many broken machines...


See ya soon again with more news!

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Ahah indeed yeah, it's quite an adventure

Yeah you can use Multibeast, it's a great tool.


So what about the graphic card, is it working ?

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So what about the graphic card, is it working ?

Man, still nothing.

I think I am doing it wrong.


I am giving up for a while of installing it on my ThinkPad. I am going to try it on my Desktop. I think he is more compatible.

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