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First Hackintosh - stuck at the Apple logo screen

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Hello everyone


I've been trying to assemble my first Hackintosh. Here is my build


Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 Ghz Ivy
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid-State SATA 6.0Gb/s SSD
Crucial 16GB kit (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz
EZ-cool K-660B ATX
(No GPU)


So far, I haven't managed to pass Apple logo screen. The process apparently stops there and the spinning circle appears. I've installed Mountain Lion on a USB drive with UniBeast by following the instructions on this page. The only thing I can think of is that there might be some issues with the BIOS settings. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
 
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When Unibeast first boots up check your boot options. If you see two Apple boot up options and one of them doesn't work try the other. If neither work then try reformatting the drive and reinstalling Unibeast. Otherwise I'm duped.
 
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Thank you for your reply

I've tried both of your suggestions, but unfortunately it didn't work.
 
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What Ivan is asking is if you got to the Chimera screen (it has an apple with eyes at top.) If you have two disks on the screen, then it means that you are at least partially loaded.

Choose the drive, not the USB stick. Hit any key and a dialogue box will open below, type in: -v -x PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No

What this should do is boot you into using safe and verbose mode. Where the computer stops tells a lot. If it stops with text on the screen take a picture and post it here.

This could also boot you into OS X where you need to install MultiBeast. Your hardware is identical to mine, so I should be able to steer you right. You probably have problems with BIOS, but we'll get to them.
 

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Hello everyone


I've been trying to assemble my first Hackintosh. Here is my build


Intel Core i7 3770 3.4 Ghz Ivy
Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid-State SATA 6.0Gb/s SSD
Crucial 16GB kit (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz
EZ-cool K-660B ATX
(No GPU)


So far, I haven't managed to pass Apple logo screen. The process apparently stops there and the spinning circle appears. I've installed Mountain Lion on a USB drive with UniBeast by following the instructions on this page. The only thing I can think of is that there might be some issues with the BIOS settings. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
http://www.tonymacx86.com/99-quick-guide-configuring-uefi-gigabyte-s-7-series-lga-1155-boards.html
 
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Hi again guys

Thank you, both beelzebozo and UrbanBard, very much for your responses. Your advice helped me through the installation process. So far I've gained access to Mac Os. However, I've yet to unleash the awesome power of MultiBeast (currently ethernet, internal graphics and audio not working). Do you guys have any advice for me or maybe a link to a guide that I might follow? :)

Again, thank you so much for your help :)
 
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What Ivan is asking is if you got to the Chimera screen (it has an apple with eyes at top.) If you have two disks on the screen, then it means that you are at least partially loaded.

Choose the drive, not the USB stick. Hit any key and a dialogue box will open below, type in: -v -x PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No

What this should do is boot you into using safe and verbose mode. Where the computer stops tells a lot. If it stops with text on the screen take a picture and post it here.

This could also boot you into OS X where you need to install MultiBeast. Your hardware is identical to mine, so I should be able to steer you right. You probably have problems with BIOS, but we'll get to them.
This is awesome!!! Same issue I was having. Question is, do I have to boot like this everytime, or will Multibeast take care of this issue?
 
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Choose the drive, not the USB stick. Hit any key and a dialogue box will open below, type in: -v -x PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=No
Thanks a lot, this work for me too.

i just finished building my first Hackintosh and struck after finish unibeast process. Now all things work perfectly.

Thanks again.
 
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hi there im a little new to this and im haveing the same problem. I can get it to boot to safe mode with the (-v -x)
and load up multibeast but i cant get it to boot without the (-v -x) dont no where im going wrong.
what should i be selecting in multibeast so that my ssd cant boot without safe mode in. if i use "boot verboss" it says err "see pic it easier"

is it something to do with "cpu id" / power management
my cpu is i5-3570 (not "k") think this is where i am going wrong every one seem to have "k" version
Please help if you can and thanks for help previously :clap:
 

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hi there im a little new to this and im haveing the same problem. I can get it to boot to safe mode with the (-v -x)
and load up multibeast but i cant get it to boot without the (-v -x) dont no where im going wrong.
Same problem. Help would be much appreciated!
 
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