Recent content by dbmuzz

  1. dbmuzz

    G4 Quicksilver conversion to 2019 PowerMac i9 with LED Logo in Space Grey (Updated)

    Dang JBarnette. Amazing. I wish you were local. I'd want to just come and hang out with you for a day and learn all this stuff. (On the off chance you are local, I think I have a couple of old old towers in my garage that I would donate to the cause or maybe mess with myself to update them to...
  2. dbmuzz

    [SUCCESS] El Capitan on a Gigabyte Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

    Unfortunately, I didn't keep this computer and I ended up selling it, so I can't be of any further help. I never tried to get sound running on it so have no idea... It seems really strange to me that an external USB sound card would also have dropouts. Very strange.
  3. dbmuzz

    First boot = prohibited, subsequent boots = fine

    I never solved it and have since given up on it and moved to another system. See Terse451's response above, which included some useful tips to try.
  4. dbmuzz

    Can't install El Cap: reboot after Apple logo

    Unfortunately, I don't have any further advice. I documented it as thoroughly as I could above. Try starting from scratch (reset the BIOS to its factory defaults, then make all the changes recommended). Make sure you're using a USB2 flash drive in a USB2 port (not USB3). That's all I can think of...
  5. dbmuzz

    Totally screwed it up, can't install anything...

    Update: a different USB drive fixed it (I believe). The old USB drive was a USB3 drive, while the new one that worked was a USB2 drive (I believe). Both were plugged into USB2 ports at all times, though. I also went back through the instructions, specifically, those listed in this other thread...
  6. dbmuzz

    First boot = prohibited, subsequent boots = fine

    I'm doing a new build with an MSI Z170A-G45 Gaming and 6700k (disregard the other build in my sidebar). I've got El Capitan installed thanks to the tips in this guide (http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/10-11-4-skylake-starter-guide.193628/). There's just one oddity. The first time I boot up the...
  7. dbmuzz

    10.11.4+ Skylake Starter Guide

    Thanks so much for this guide! I'm following this thread and, using its tips, FINALLY got my new MSI Z170A-G45 Gaming motherboard with 6700k processor working. It's finicky though, and I'm encountering roadblocks at every step. First question: I've got 4 x 16GB chips of RAM in there, but About...
  8. dbmuzz

    Totally screwed it up, can't install anything...

    Guys, I am totally stuck here. When I boot this computer, it goes straight to Clover, no matter what. I physically removed the drive and wiped it (on a Mac). Then I put it back in the PC. I went into Clover and removed all boot entries, then restarted. It still goes into Clover. I tried...
  9. dbmuzz

    [SUCCESS] El Capitan on a Gigabyte Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

    (Again, I'm an amateur.) Just to clarify, when you say "booting from the USB works fine" you're actually using a full installation of El Cap on the USB stick? (As opposed to the El Capitan installer -- most of us use Unibeast to create an El Capitan installer USB stick to get the installation...
  10. dbmuzz

    Totally screwed it up, can't install anything...

    I tried that. If you check my other thread (http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/stuck-at-post-installation-probably-simple.191972/) you'll see that I tried everything to boot to the USB as step 5 mentioned, but I couldn't get it to work.
  11. dbmuzz

    Totally screwed it up, can't install anything...

    (Ignore build in sidebar) Mobo: MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING CPU: 6700k (Skylake) Following the master El Capitan install guide (http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/u...upported-intel-based-pc.172672/#install_elcap) First I followed the main guide, but after step 4, I got stuck. El Capitan had...
  12. dbmuzz

    [SUCCESS] El Capitan on a Gigabyte Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

    Not sure. I'm a layperson with Hackintoshes so may not be of much help. But looking at the log, it looks like either something USB or Firewire is tripping it up. You might try going into the BIOS and checking if there are any options with the USB handling...
  13. dbmuzz

    Hackintosh just shows 8gb ram instead of 16gb

    When you boot into the BIOS, how much RAM does the BIOS report you have?
  14. dbmuzz

    Stuck at post-installation (probably simple...)

    Doing a brand new build (not the one in my sidebar). Mobo: MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING CPU: 6700k (Skylake) Following the master El Capitan install guide (http://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unibeast-install-os-x-el-capitan-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.172672/#install_elcap) Successfully got all the...
Top