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iD1L

I got the same problems while trying to install it on my amd pc too, the installation stopped

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Zadet

Same issue, stuck with "2 min left" (not to mention it starts at 16 minutes left and takes ~1hour to get to 2min).

 

I tried changing the following:

- /amd and /amd64 kernels,

- disabling network and Audio kexts in Customize,

- adding VBoxManage modifyvm <Name of virtual machine> --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 00020800 80000201 178bfbff

- larger disk size (60 GB) then I intend to use

- PIIX3 and ICH9 chipsets

- 1 and 2 cores

- NAT/Bridged network

- VirtualBox 4.3.18 as well as 4.3.20

 

nothing helps.

 

I've noticed disk activity almost stops by this point, only network activity is shown (the opposite goes for 16->3min).

Running Windows 8.1 on AMD Phenom X4, 8 GB RAM.

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Risha S Changmai

i tried on VMware Workstation 11 on ubuntu and the install was fine. only the ui is so much laggy i cant do anything in it.

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bacoms

Same here trying to install Yosemite Zone under VirtualBox V4.3.20 r96996 using the same guide as I used to successfully install Niresh's Mavericks a few weeks ago.

 

Installation looks good but stalls with 2 minutes remaining.

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grant

Nice post @Zadet!

 

Here is the log at the time it freezes.  Apparently the install can't handle "Hackintosh.Zone.Post-Script.9u5y2B"

 

I think I found this in the .ISO  (/Packes/Fix/Post.Script) but the files are binary and I have no idea how to analyze them.

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ThrilaGames

I think I have found a fix for the problem.

 

Ok, when it is stuck press the Host key (default is Right Ctrl) + R

This will bring up the reset option.

Click 'Reset'

Ok now boot into the hard disk that you installed yosemite on.

It should load!

 

This worked for me!

 

I've edited this and I am sorry that this didn't work for everyone. I will try and find a way to fix it ASAP!

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grant

I think I have found a fix or the problem.

 

Ok, when it is stuck press the Host key (default is Right Ctrl) + R

This will bring up the reset option.

Click 'Reset'

Ok now boot into the hard disk that you installed yosemite on.

It should load!

 

This worked for me!

 

Unfortunately, resetting after the install sticks doesn't work for me (i tried it many times with both the .ISO + .VDI installs last night).   The loading progress bar would slow down and then stop at ~50% complete

 

Would be very curious to see what happens for others.

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grant

right now I am attempting to re-install after the reset.  (as per the help guide "stuck at 1 minute left").  

 

Installation Issue: Hanging at 1 Minute Left
Issue: Installer hangs at about "1 minute left"

Solution: Once the installer hangs at 1 min left, Reboot back into the DVD installation in the same manor as before. Do NOT format the drive, Relabel or enter the disk utility at all. Continue through the installation, this time it will finish installing successfully, and quicker as it will only install the missing files.

 

 

Hasn't proven true with this .ISO, the 2nd install attempt is going as slowly as the first.

 

Edit:  2nd install attempt fails, at ~6 minutes it says a package cannot be installed and insists machine must be restarted.

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madebysoren

I think I have found a fix or the problem.

 

Ok, when it is stuck press the Host key (default is Right Ctrl) + R

This will bring up the reset option.

Click 'Reset'

Ok now boot into the hard disk that you installed yosemite on.

It should load!

 

This worked for me!

This worked for me as well. Thanks!

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ThrilaGames

I will try and find another solution for the guys it didn't work for. Ok.

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erlopeez

I'm also having the same issue here. 2 minutes left. My VM was created with 20GB, with operating system Mac OS X (64 bit). VB version: 4.3.12

I feel this is becoming a common issue. Has someone found a solution to this? 

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erlopeez

I'm also having the same issue here. 2 minutes left. My VM was created with 20GB, with operating system Mac OS X (64 bit). VB version: 4.3.12

I feel this is becoming a common issue. Has someone found a solution to this? 

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ThrilaGames

I've thought of something but im not sure if it works.

When you get to the boot screen type '-x -v'

then press enter and then see what happens.

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grant

I just tried the latest ISO and everything is exactly the same.

 

If people have got it working after a reboot, maybe you could give us some details about how you configured your virtual machine.

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erlopeez
ThrilaGames, on 
04 Dec 2014 - 5:32 PM, said:

I've thought of something but im not sure if it works.
When you get to the boot screen type '-x -v'
then press enter and then see what happens.

Unfortunately this didn't work for me :/

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nsarakas

I'm also in the same boat. I have tried reinstalling multiple times with different options and always get stuck at 2 mins when it is doing Hackintosh.Zone.Post-Script.blahblah

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grant

I've thought of something but im not sure if it works.

When you get to the boot screen type '-x -v'

then press enter and then see what happens.

 

Let me start off by thanking you for the suggestion.  I think if this problem is going to get solved, it's because people keep pressing random buttons until something works, OR, we'll somehow catch the attention of Niresh or another wizard and they will fix this black magic for us.

 

What i've learned about "-v -x":

 

-v = verbose mode, i.e., it will display a log of what's going on while booting up instead of the pretty screen.  This will not ever affect whether something works, but is very useful for troubleshooting ... if you have the capability to play with your install.    Unless we are going to deconstruct Niresh's hard work & build a new boot media, there's very few options we can play with and none of them seem relevant to the problems we're seeing.

 

-x = safe mode.   I assume this is like windows safe mode where only the bare minimum of drivers are loaded to ensure a bad driver doesn't crash the computer.  Unless I really misunderstand the install process, it should by definition already be in "safe" mode because there are not yet any drivers installed for it to attempt to load & crash on.

 

I suspect "-v -x" has become kind of a catch-all answer to "fix" things for people who don't understand their install and have inadvertently installed a bad driver.

 

Ordinarily I'd be happy to use "-x" to boot a VirtualBox instance of OSX  (as obviously I am only concerned about the performance & hardware compatibility of my host system).   I tried it and will put results in next post.

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grant

"-v -x" test, doesn't work:

 

Steps:

1. Regular Yosemite-Zone.iso" install attempted (using .torrent dated Dec 3rd)

2. Install freezes at 2 minutes left ("blah blah post-install.blah")

3. Reset the VM

4. Given 3 options to boot

  • en(0,0) (Installer) Yosemite Zone
  • hd(0,2) (Installer) MyHardDisk
  • hd(0,3) (Installer) Recovery HD

5. HIghlight the 2nd option (MyHardDisk), type "-v -x", press enter

6. VM chugs away for a while and eventually freezes on: "Resetting IOCatalogue."

 

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grant

I also tried using a mavericks install and upgrading via a few different ways:

 

1. pgrade to yosemite from the app store.

Result:  computer shuts down but nothing is installed

2. uppgrade to yosemite using a "MacPwn" usb drive

Result: the USB drive will not boot in the VM  (it displays a "6" briefly before the VM loads a bios simulator).   I confirmed the USB key will boot on a real mac

3. Create a virtual Yosemite upgrade disk using some "clover" instructions I found on another site

Result: The virtual disk displays a confusing mix of niresh/clover boot options (I presume related to various partitions on the 2 virtual drives) but all of them lead to either a reboot or a blank screen

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ThrilaGames

Ok try this.

Download the latest version of the iso from the url: Yosemite Zone

 

Then put it in virtualbox. Ok now make the virtual hard disk a vhd. Then install it onto that.

This might work.

 

The other way is to get the mavericks iso and then once installed onto the hard disk download MacPwn and that will give you instructions to update to Yosemite.

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