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Mountain Lion GA-Z77X-UD5H Mostly Works (Disk Utility, GTX470, USB3 Reboot)

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Motherboard
Supermicro X10SAT, 32GB Crucial ECC 1600, TC Electronic Impact Twin
CPU
Xeon E3-1275 V3
Graphics
eVGA GTX 680 4GB reference
Mac
Classic Mac
PowerBook
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Android
I rebuilt my hackintosh with the GA-Z77X-UD5H and an i3570K based on information from TonyMac. To my elation I was up and running fully in 2 hours. However I have several minor issues I am not sure how to correct.
1) Disk utility gives rainbow wheel and never opens.
2) USB3 disks will not mount, although other USB devices in the USB3 ports work like mice or thumbsticks. Of course I can't use disk utility to see if they are working and a partition is the issue.
3) Periodically if the system sleeps it will wake with no video. It always does this if it goes to sleep at the logon screen.
4) Clock resets if I boot into Windows

Can anyone help?

Full system specs:
i7-3570K at stock
GA-Z77X-UD5H
Samsung 830 256 GB (10.8)
OCZ Vertex II 120 GB (Win 7)
Slimline Slotloader DVD-RW
16GB DDR3 2133 Mushkin Redline 996997
2x eVGA GTX 470 with an SLI connector
Sonnet Allegro FW800 card
TC Electronic Impact Twin

I had several issues getting Multibeast 5.0.2 to work correctly. I kept getting "the installation failed", so I ended up having to run it over and over and install different items each time. I discovered that the problem had to do with the way that Chameleon was installing. It kept installing the file Extra/smbios.plist but the boot customizations wanted to write to org.chameleon.Boot.plist. So to get around it I created the org.chameleon.Boot.plist manually:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>SMfamily</key>
	<string>iMac</string>
	<key>SMproductname</key>
	<string>iMac12,2</string>
	<key>SMboardproduct</key>
	<string>Mac-942B59F58194171B</string>
	<key>SMserial</key>
	<string>C02FT7U2DHJP</string>
	<key>SMbiosversion</key>
	<string>MultiBeast.tonymacx86.com</string>
	<key>PCIRootUID</key>
	<string>0</string>
	<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
        <key>GenerateCStates</key>
        <string>Yes</string>
        <key>GeneratePStates</key>
        <string>Yes</string>
        <key>UseKernelCache</key>
        <string>Yes</string>
	<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>
This is the sum of the remaining Multibeast settings:

Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > Audio > Realtek ALC8xx > Without DSDT > ALC898
Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > Disk > IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector
Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > Disk > TRIM Enabler
Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > Graphics > NVIDIA GTX 470 / 480 /560Ti 448 Cores / 570 /580 Support > 10.8.0 OpenCL Enabler
Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > Miscellaneous > EvOreboot
Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > Miscellaneous > FakeSMC
Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > Miscellaneous > FakeSMC Plugins > Motherboard Plugins
Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > Miscellaneous > FakeSMC Plugins > NVIDIA GeForce Plugin
Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > Miscellaneous > FakeSMC Plugins > HWMonitor Application
Drivers & Bootloaders > Drivers > hnak's AppleIntelE1000e Ethernet
Drivers & Bootloaders > Bootloaders > Chimera v1.11.1 r1394
Customization > System Definitions > iMac > iMac 12,2
Themes > Chameleon 2.0 Default


I also had the issue where every reboot, whether or not the boot disk was using UEFI or Legacy BIOS mode I would get this error printed 4 times before booting correctly:
Code:
EBIOS Read Error: Error 0x31
     Block 0x0 Sectors 0
Which was corrected when I changed XHCI mode from 'Smart Auto' to 'Auto' in Bios.
 
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Motherboard
ASUS X99 A-II
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i7-5820K (4.2 OC)
Graphics
2x RX 580
Mobile Phone
Android
1) I have that error once, I temporally fixed it by manually (pressing the eject button on the drive) ejecting the DVD drive and close it.

I found latter a kext in multibeast that allow the detection on sata and esata drives (3rdParty SATA and ESATA). That fixed my spinning wheel perfectly.

2) I downloaded the LaCie USB3 driver and that gave me full functionality on USB3 slots.
http://www.lacie.com/more/index.htm?id=10112

3) Not sure how help you there, but on my Sapphire 6870 sleep worked, but not with my GTX 670, not sure if it is related to nVidia.

4) I have the same trouble on there, still looking for a solution.
 
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Motherboard
Asus X299 Prime Deluxe
CPU
i7 4930K
Graphics
GTX 1080 Ti
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
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Messages
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Motherboard
Supermicro X10SAT, 32GB Crucial ECC 1600, TC Electronic Impact Twin
CPU
Xeon E3-1275 V3
Graphics
eVGA GTX 680 4GB reference
Mac
Classic Mac
PowerBook
Mobile Phone
Android
I haven't used the IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector, all my drives show up correctly without it.

I don't think you need it.
I removed IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector kext. The system seems to have not needed it but I still get the rainbow wheel in disk utility.

I'm getting better at command line for mac disks now :)
 
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Motherboard
Gigabyte Z87X UD3H
CPU
i7-4770K
Graphics
GTX 970
Mobile Phone
iOS
I removed IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector kext. The system seems to have not needed it but I still get the rainbow wheel in disk utility.

I'm getting better at command line for mac disks now :)
I had had the rainbow wheel in disk utility, when one of my drives wasn't doing what it should. Try unplugging drives and see if it loads then.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Motherboard
Supermicro X10SAT, 32GB Crucial ECC 1600, TC Electronic Impact Twin
CPU
Xeon E3-1275 V3
Graphics
eVGA GTX 680 4GB reference
Mac
Classic Mac
PowerBook
Mobile Phone
Android
My sleep problems appear to be caused by hardware. One or both of the video cards has bad vram. On the PC side I've had to clock down the memory to 1450 MHz to prevent video error. Unfortunately I can't afford a replacement just yet.
 
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