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Kernel Panic with Serial/Parallel Card

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I just installed Yosemite with Chameleon and my system keeps giving me a kernel panic during boot or immediately after booting into the desktop. I removed the serial/parallel card I have installed and now it boots fine. Is there any way to fix this problem because I am dual booting OSX 10.10 and Win7 and I need the serial/parallel for one of my devices that I use in Windows. Is there a way to disable the serial/parallel card with boot flags on boot into OSX because I would prefer not to have to remove my card everytime I boot into Mac. My specs are below:

i5-4690K
Gigabyte GA-Z97MX Gaming 5
OCZ Arc 100
Corsair Vengeance (2x4GB)
StarTech Serial/Parallel (removed at the moment)

I installed Yosemite following the guide at:
http://lifehacker.com/the-always-up-to-date-guide-to-building-a-hackintosh-o-5841604

Rebuilt cache and repaired permissions.

With the offending card, booting with -x flag works, but it makes the computer screen choppy and I am not sure what other effects booting into safe mode will have on applications I use in the future.

Thanks.
 
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I just installed Yosemite with Chameleon and my system keeps giving me a kernel panic during boot or immediately after booting into the desktop. I removed the serial/parallel card I have installed and now it boots fine. Is there any way to fix this problem because I am dual booting OSX 10.10 and Win7 and I need the serial/parallel for my windows installation. Is there a way to disable the serial/parallel card with boot flags on boot into OSX because I would prefer not to have to remove my card everytime I boot into Mac. My specs are below:

i5-4690K
Gigabyte GA-Z97MX Gaming 5
OCZ Arc 100
Corsair Vengeance (2x4GB)
StarTech Serial/Parallel (removed at the moment)

I installed Yosemite following the guide at:
http://lifehacker.com/the-always-up-to-date-guide-to-building-a-hackintosh-o-5841604

Rebuilt cache and repaired permissions.

With the offending card, booting with -x flag works, but it makes the computer screen choppy and I am not sure what other effects booting into safe mode will have on applications I use in the future.

Thanks.
Why do you need a serial / parallel card to dual-boot? I triple boot and I don't need a serial / parallel card ... :crazy:

Follow the guides on this forum for more accurate results...
 
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I dont need the Serial/Parallel Card for dual boot. I need it in my windows because I have a couple serial/parallel devices that need it.
Ah, alright. In that case I think you can try Disabler.kext. What I think it does is disables the device of any Product ID / Vendor ID you input, although I'm not sure as I've never used it before..
 
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Not really sure how to work this. All the disabler kext files seem to be for specific devices or motherboards or something. I am not sure becuase I am a novice, but I am not sure how I would make my own kext to stop the kernel panics.

The verbose boot shows:
IMG_0690.jpg

The lines in the red boxes dont show up unless I plug in my serial/parallel card.

If I boot normally (not verbose), the kernel panic i get is below:
IMG_0689.jpg

If anybody could shine some light on this situation, that would be great. Thanks.
 
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Ok I may have solved the problem. I just deleted the "IOSerialFamily.kext" file from the extensions folder.
I was going to recommend doing that, but looks like you found that on your own! :D
 
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When you remove kexts from S/L/E you should rebuild cache and repair permissions, FYI.
:thumbup:

P.S. (Off-topic) How's the i5-4690K working for you? I'm thinking of getting it for a gaming-oriented build but wanted to get the opinion of people that have it in their systems ...:lol:
 
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When you remove kexts from S/L/E you should rebuild cache and repair permissions, FYI.
:thumbup:

P.S. (Off-topic) How's the i5-4690K working for you? I'm thinking of getting it for a gaming-oriented build but wanted to get the opinion of people that have it in their systems ...:lol:
good point. the kext removal just ended up delaying a kernel panic so i just removed the serial/parallel card for now. i will rebuild cache and repair permissions and check again.

the i5 is good. havent run it through anything intensive because ive just been trying to set up the system. however, i sort of regret not spending 50 dollars more and just getting the 4790. it would probably be a better investment. although for gaming i dont think its as important.
 
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good point. the kext removal just ended up delaying a kernel panic so i just removed the serial/parallel card for now. i will rebuild cache and repair permissions and check again.

the i5 is good. havent run it through anything intensive because ive just been trying to set up the system. however, i sort of regret not spending 50 dollars more and just getting the 4790. it would probably be a better investment. although for gaming i dont think its as important.
Thanks for the advice / tip! :D

You can try to remove the method in your DSDT that has the serial / parallel code to disable it (in theory), but I don't think that'll work as the serial / parallel card is plug-and-play PCI right? :think:
 
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