Wednesday, June 17, 2009

If Hackintosh Reboots Constantly After OSX86 Install

Installing the OS X on your PC is difficult till first install. Successful OSX86 installation is depends on various combinations like right Distro, BIOS Settings, Hardware, Patch Selection etc. Most common problem for first time installer is my hackintosh reboots after installation finishes. For first time peoples make sure to read and understand the post given below and our OSX86 Basics section. We always recommend to install on a clean hard disk. If you are suffering from endless reboot after leopard hackintosh install, then follow these steps to solve it.

1. Check your BIOS setup and use the following setting if available :

Set Core Mutil-Proccessing disable (if all goes well set enabled)
Set ACPI 2.0 Support to yes
Set ACPI APIC Support to enable
Set CPU Internal Thermal Control to Disabled or Auto
Set the Max CPUID Value Limit to Disabled
Set the “Execute Disable Function” to Enabled
XD (eXecution Disabled) Disabled
Set ATA/IDE Mode Settings:

Set Configure SATA as: AHCI
Set S.M.A.R.T: Enabled
IDE Settings:

Set ATA/IDE Mode: Legacy
Set Configure SATA as: IDE
Set S.M.A.R.T: Disabled

2. Try to Boot using some Darwin Bootloader Switches (or combinations of them):
rd=diskXsY (where X is the number of the leopard drive starting from 0 and Y is the number
of Leopard partition starting from 1 example: rd=disk0s1)

3. if you are using kalyway 10.5.1 then try “TOHKERNEL” at the darwin boot prompt it will boot TOH kernel instead of the vanilla one (this solution is mostly for when the DVD reboots befor getting to the graphical install screen).

4. Make sure you have at least SSE2 Processor.

5. Reinstall OSX86 with minimum options in customization.

6. Remove hardware parts you don’t need for the install process (like PCI cards, 1.44, USB deices etc.)

7. Try to install OSX86 on a blank Hard Disk.

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