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Hello!
First i have to describe my set-up: 1 SSD (El Capitan)+ 1 HDD (Data for El Capitan's SSD) and another 1TB HDD i used for Windows 10.
I have tried to install Sierra 10.12.1 on the 1TB HDD.
I followed all the following instructions https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...ierra-on-any-supported-intel-based-pc.200564/ and as i have the same motherboard and processor (but no Graphic card so i didn't select any option as i only have the Intel HD3000) i stuck to this one for Multibeast config https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...er-ga-z68x-ud3h-b3-v1-3-2500k-gtx-680.204010/

Now i have a very strange problem:
first boot with Unibeast USB went very well, everything worked even better than with my El Capitan SSD (have some graphic glitches and videos issues) so i thought Post install would be painless on the HDD.
When i tried to reboot after the Multibeast Post Install i was stuck to Gigabyte first screen (with options: f12 etc.).
Worst, i couldn't and still can't select any option to try enter the BIOS or select another drive to boot.
I can only disconnect the 1TB HDD and then i can boot in my SSD with El Capitan or go check the BIOS.
As soon as i reconnect the HDD with Sierra (that never rebooted after Multibeast) i'm stuck again and can't get anything beyond the welcoming Gigabyte screen.
I tried all the alternatives: tried the problematic HDD alone (disconnecting all other drives), or with the SSD, or with the other HDD (data for El Capitan), i switched Sata connectors, tried with the USB plugged in with all the above configurations possible= same result, with the Sierra HDD connected i can't do anything.
How can i try to recover the Sierra HDD? it is acting like a "short-circuit" and i am clueless about regaining access to it (to reformate etc.).
Thanks for any help, i read a lot on the forum but didn't find anything similar to this.
 
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So...
Still in a bad situation.
I can reformat the HDD using the Unibeast USB (but only if i connect the sata plug before opening Disk Utility, if i plug the HDD before booting the PC it doesn't boot and doesn't even recognize the Unibeast USB.)
Once reformatted i can download Sierra on the HDD, i can use it without any issues but once i use Multibeast to make it bootable (and i even tried the Legacy mode...) then i am stuck at the Gigabyte screen and can't do anything...
I thought it was the HDD that was dying so i tried on a SSD and now i have another drive that doesn't work... the SSD isn't recognized and blocks the booting too.
Nobody to give me some advice?
what would be the first things to check when a post-install refuses to boot?
 
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I hope your Windows and el Capitan systems are safe and usable.

To make things less complex try the installation with the target SATA HDD and your Sierra USB installer as the only drives connected to the System's Motherboard.

My suggestions at this point are :
  • Shut down the Computer, Power Off, Take the Power Cord off the PSU.
  • Disconnect The el Capitan SSD and el Capitan Data HDD
  • Connect ONLY the HDD where you want to install macOS Sierra and the Sierra USB Installer you have created properly [i.e. all the steps EXACTLY as in the Tonymac Guide including Partition in GUID and Formatting in MacOS Extended (Journaled) schemes and launching Unibeast 7.01 and choosing the newly formatted HDD, UEFI or Legacy Boot mode, and appropriate options for your Video card and when completed drag and drop Multibeast 9.01 on to the USB Installer]
  • Boot the Computer and enter BIOS setup and choose the BIOS Options recommended for your MoBo for Sierra installation according to Tonymac Guide
  • Make your USB installer as firs Boot device and save the boot options and reboot with F-10>Yes
  • Press F12 and Select your Sierra USB Installer and ENTER to reach the Clover boot screen
  • Navigate to Options menu and add Boot Args- : -dart=0 kext-dev-mode=1 -v and then ENTER
  • On Installation screen click >Utilities>Disk Utility and find your Target HDD and select > Partition and Format GUID + MacOS Extended (Journaled)
  • Close disk Utility and go back to Installation screen to Agree to License >Select carefully the Disk just reformatted as the target to install and Customize options and proceed to install
  • The System will AUTOMATICALLY reboot after first part and come to second part to select Region Language Account Creation and finally to Desktop Keyboard recognition'
  • Launch Terminal and run the command > sudo spctl --assess --master-disable >> Password >ENTER
  • Download , Install and Launch Multibeast 9.01 and install Clover UEFI , Kexts and System Definition to the Sierra HDD using Multibeast . ****
  • Don't remove your USB Installer yet
  • Reboot >F12 >USB Installer > Clover Boot Manager > Prior Boot Flags> Boot Sierra HDD > Login
  • Post Install fine tune.
**** Lately I install the MacOs Sierra Update at this stage and then only install Multibeast after updating with version 10.12.1
If problems occur anytime , take an image of the screen to upload here with a synopsis of your steps up to that point and the hardware involved.
 
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I hope your Windows and el Capitan systems are safe and usable.

To make things less complex try the installation with the target SATA HDD and your Sierra USB installer as the only drives connected to the System's Motherboard.

My suggestions at this point are :
  • Shut down the Computer, Power Off, Take the Power Cord off the PSU.
  • Disconnect The el Capitan SSD and el Capitan Data HDD
  • Connect ONLY the HDD where you want to install macOS Sierra and the Sierra USB Installer you have created properly [i.e. all the steps EXACTLY as in the Tonymac Guide including Partition in GUID and Formatting in MacOS Extended (Journaled) schemes and launching Unibeast 7.01 and choosing the newly formatted HDD, UEFI or Legacy Boot mode, and appropriate options for your Video card and when completed drag and drop Multibeast 9.01 on to the USB Installer]
  • Boot the Computer and enter BIOS setup and choose the BIOS Options recommended for your MoBo for Sierra installation according to Tonymac Guide
  • Make your USB installer as firs Boot device and save the boot options and reboot with F-10>Yes
  • Press F12 and Select your Sierra USB Installer and ENTER to reach the Clover boot screen
  • Navigate to Options menu and add Boot Args- : -dart=0 kext-dev-mode=1 -v and then ENTER
  • On Installation screen click >Utilities>Disk Utility and find your Target HDD and select > Partition and Format GUID + MacOS Extended (Journaled)
  • Close disk Utility and go back to Installation screen to Agree to License >Select carefully the Disk just reformatted as the target to install and Customize options and proceed to install
  • The System will AUTOMATICALLY reboot after first part and come to second part to select Region Language Account Creation and finally to Desktop Keyboard recognition'
  • Launch Terminal and run the command > sudo spctl --assess --master-disable >> Password >ENTER
  • Download , Install and Launch Multibeast 9.01 and install Clover UEFI , Kexts and System Definition to the Sierra HDD using Multibeast . ****
  • Don't remove your USB Installer yet
  • Reboot >F12 >USB Installer > Clover Boot Manager > Prior Boot Flags> Boot Sierra HDD > Login
  • Post Install fine tune.
**** Lately I install the MacOs Sierra Update at this stage and then only install Multibeast after updating with version 10.12.1
If problems occur anytime , take an image of the screen to upload here with a synopsis of your steps up to that point and the hardware involved.
Thank you very much!
I will try exactly what you propose (the reboot without removing the USB and terminal sudo I missed those two steps...)
Will go and try so I'll be back after this attempt (no more Windows, it was the HDD, El Capitan was on the SSD... so I must succeed :) )
fingers crossed...
 
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So, i did all the steps you recommended:
  • Shut down the Computer, Power Off, Take the Power Cord off the PSU.
  • Disconnect The el Capitan SSD and el Capitan Data HDD
  • Connect ONLY the HDD where you want to install macOS Sierra and the Sierra USB Installer you have created properly [i.e. all the steps EXACTLY as in the Tonymac Guide including Partition in GUID and Formatting in MacOS Extended (Journaled) schemes and launching Unibeast 7.01 and choosing the newly formatted HDD, UEFI or Legacy Boot mode, and appropriate options for your Video card and when completed drag and drop Multibeast 9.01 on to the USB Installer]
  • Boot the Computer and enter BIOS setup and choose the BIOS Options recommended for your MoBo for Sierra installation according to Tonymac Guide
  • Make your USB installer as firs Boot device and save the boot options and reboot with F-10>Yes
  • Press F12 and Select your Sierra USB Installer and ENTER to reach the Clover boot screen
  • Navigate to Options menu and add Boot Args- : -dart=0 kext-dev-mode=1 -v and then ENTER
  • On Installation screen click >Utilities>Disk Utility and find your Target HDD and select > Partition and Format GUID + MacOS Extended (Journaled)
  • Close disk Utility and go back to Installation screen to Agree to License >Select carefully the Disk just reformatted as the target to install and Customize options and proceed to install
  • The System will AUTOMATICALLY reboot after first part and come to second part to select Region Language Account Creation and finally to Desktop Keyboard recognition'
  • Launch Terminal and run the command > sudo spctl --assess --master-disable >> Password >ENTER
  • Download , Install and Launch Multibeast 9.01 and install Clover UEFI , Kexts and System Definition to the Sierra HDD using Multibeast . ****
  • Don't remove your USB Installer yet
  • Reboot ... But in no way i can select: >F12 >USB Installer > Clover Boot Manager as i am stuck at the Gygabite screen again with the options f12 etc (that i can't use, system seems frozen).
I've spent at least 24 hours in the last 4 days, trying all i could and i can't find a solution.
At least i can boot in my 10.8.2 system and have access to a working pc.
I wonder if i shouldn't try installing the bootloader with Clover instead of Multibeast?
I can't find an easy tutorial about it though, is it even possible to replace Multibeast by a Clover post install ?(maybe i'm wrong about that?)
The more frustrating thing being that Sierra on the Unibeast USB is working 100% (i check the EFI partition on the SSD and it's all right...)and as soon as i try a reboot after that simple post-install activity i can't access any drive... :banghead:
I swear if Apple had released a new Mac Mini i would have bought it right away, so that my Hackintosh would have been a hobby without any urge (now it's quiet the opposite, and anytime i try a new install i jeopardize my only access to internet with my back up system)
Thanks anyway for your help ;)
 
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If you are unable to use the hotkey F12 to select your Installer USB from the Boot menu usually displayed because of an 'unyielding Gigabyte Splash screen' standing in the way, you have to "Reset CMOS" > Load Optimized Default BIOS and reconfigure BIOS Options.

  • Force Shut down
  • Unplug the Power
  • Discharge any residual current on the board by pressing On/Off button of the Case.
  • Locate CMOS jumper on the Motherboard >'Short' the Pins with a Flat Screw driver head under good illumination for 10-20 seconds.
  • Reconnect the Power Cord and Power On the Computer to restart.
  • Wait for monitor screen to display " Load Optimized Default >Reboot (Not Boot)"
  • During Reboot press, Del key to enter BIOS
  • Reconfigure BIOS for "hackintoshing" making sure the Year-Month Date and time are current to your Geographic zone.
If you want to use Clover EFI Bootloader instead of Multibeast All-in-one tool:

  1. Download the latest from the Internet site.
  2. Launch the Clover Package you downloaded
  3. Point your Sierra HDD to the Clover Installer
  4. Choose the options for UEFI or Legacy
  5. Complete the installation
  6. Find the EFI on the Desktop
  7. Open EFI>EFI>Clover
    1. >kext>Other and copy and paste FAKESMC.kext and your Ethernet kext
    2. Drivers64UEFI and make sure you have FSInject-64.efi, OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi, OsxFatBinaryDrv-64.efi, VBoxHfs-64.efi
If you don't want to bother reinstalling Clover downloaded from the Net as your USB Installer worked flawlessly with the same Multibeast that seemed to have failed you, an easier method is to replace the EFI folder of your Current Sierra HD that had failed with a 'healthy EFI" from your USB Installer that has worked.

For that you have to mount the EFI folder of USB installer using Clover Configurator or EFI Mounter V3 downloaded to the desktop and launching and "mounting the EFI"

Then Copy the EFI of USB to the EFI-EFI of the Sierra HDD.

Finally my 2¢:
Creating a mac out of a non-mac hardware is like chiseling a granite into a diamond! Once we feel we are hitting our head against the wall, the game is over! Unyielding determination and a great passion are the only tools that must have made the people behind Unibeast , Multibeast and a host of other great gems we use freely, to succeed to help the rest of us.

Good luck
 
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If you are unable to use the hotkey F12 to select your Installer USB from the Boot menu usually displayed because of an 'unyielding Gigabyte Splash screen' standing in the way, you have to "Reset CMOS" > Load Optimized Default BIOS and reconfigure BIOS Options.

  • Force Shut down
  • Unplug the Power
  • Discharge any residual current on the board by pressing On/Off button of the Case.
  • Locate CMOS jumper on the Motherboard >'Short' the Pins with a Flat Screw driver head under good illumination for 10-20 seconds.
  • Reconnect the Power Cord and Power On the Computer to restart.
  • Wait for monitor screen to display " Load Optimized Default >Reboot (Not Boot)"
  • During Reboot press, Del key to enter BIOS
  • Reconfigure BIOS for "hackintoshing" making sure the Year-Month Date and time are current to your Geographic zone.
If you want to use Clover EFI Bootloader instead of Multibeast All-in-one tool:

  1. Download the latest from the Internet site.
  2. Launch the Clover Package you downloaded
  3. Point your Sierra HDD to the Clover Installer
  4. Choose the options for UEFI or Legacy
  5. Complete the installation
  6. Find the EFI on the Desktop
  7. Open EFI>EFI>Clover
    1. >kext>Other and copy and paste FAKESMC.kext and your Ethernet kext
    2. Drivers64UEFI and make sure you have FSInject-64.efi, OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi, OsxFatBinaryDrv-64.efi, VBoxHfs-64.efi
If you don't want to bother reinstalling Clover downloaded from the Net as your USB Installer worked flawlessly with the same Multibeast that seemed to have failed you, an easier method is to replace the EFI folder of your Current Sierra HD that had failed with a 'healthy EFI" from your USB Installer that has worked.

For that you have to mount the EFI folder of USB installer using Clover Configurator or EFI Mounter V3 downloaded to the desktop and launching and "mounting the EFI"

Then Copy the EFI of USB to the EFI-EFI of the Sierra HDD.

Finally my 2¢:
Creating a mac out of a non-mac hardware is like chiseling a granite into a diamond! Once we feel we are hitting our head against the wall, the game is over! Unyielding determination and a great passion are the only tools that must have made the people behind Unibeast , Multibeast and a host of other great gems we use freely, to succeed to help the rest of us.

Good luck
Thank you for the exhaustive step by step for the 2 situations!
The copy/paste of the EFI, i've already done that (as i remembered using that method in another hack) but same result: stuck at gigabyte screen.
Will try the CMOS "move".
I think i will reflash the BIOS too, as i have more than 60 boot option device :eek: (surely something that goes in the way when you reboot...)
Your 2¢ are plain good sense, my frustration wasn't in any case about all the great work that has been done for free, i truly admire those people both for their ability and open-mindedness.
To make it short: 2 thoughts collided in my tired mind, my frustration (+fear to lose everything, even if i knew the Cons of the Hackintosh i.e. be ready to put everything in play at any update) and the fact that i wanted for more than 2 years to buy a legit Apple product (to be able to back up in that kind of situation, but those Mac minis are really indecent at that tag price... they already were 2 years ago).
So, i'm going to try those 2 things (CMOS and flashing the BIOS) but before that let me thank you again for your time and very precious advices.
Cheers!
 
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Hey, although I had a very good Windows and Linux background, I have felt the same 5 years ago with Mountain Lion on a new System and did not know how to get help through various forums (basically my fault not providing details of the system assuming that these experts could read my mind!!!!!!!). I stopped asking any questions and read everything this Forum and its very bright and dedicated Administrators ,Moderators and enthusiastic contributors had been writing day in and day out and kept on experimenting on my computer and finally succeeding to get the joy of victory. Needless to say I could build all the post ML macs on many different MoBo/CPU/Graphics combos based on the knowledge I got from this site supplemented by learning more and more about less and less. Since then whenever I get a free time, I try to help those asking questions as a way of returning what I got from this Forum and its great folks.
 
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Hey, although I had a very good Windows and Linux background, I have felt the same 5 years ago with Mountain Lion on a new System and did not know how to get help through various forums (basically my fault not providing details of the system assuming that these experts could read my mind!!!!!!!). I stopped asking any questions and read everything this Forum and its very bright and dedicated Administrators ,Moderators and enthusiastic contributors had been writing day in and day out and kept on experimenting on my computer and finally succeeding to get the joy of victory. Needless to say I could build all the post ML macs on many different MoBo/CPU/Graphics combos based on the knowledge I got from this site supplemented by learning more and more about less and less. Since then whenever I get a free time, I try to help those asking questions as a way of returning what I got from this Forum and its great folks.
As far as i am concern, Mountain Lion and Snow leopard were my most stable Hackintoshs, but there are so many configurations out there that anyone has his own preferences and bad experiences.
I don't deny there's a certain pleasure to learn a few things about such complicated structures but i must admit that i always come back to the "get your hands dirty" with a lot of apprehension, i'm more of a "if it ain't broke don't fix it" and even "if it ain't perfect try to get used to it, before you do worse" :) ...not that i don't like to help but i usually forget very quickly what i learned when it comes to fixing kexts etc. so i don't feel like being able to give a hand, i'd be of very bad advice i think.
But once i focus again on it and all come back in mind i usually succeed, it's the first time that i have such a massive problem (i tried a myriad of things from Bios experiments to trying to reconnect the drive during the installation-that last one permitted me to recover the SSD and the HDD that were otherwise blocking the boot...).
I am enjoying my 10.8.2 back up, and will try later your CMOS move (+flashing the BIOS).
I hope i could be helpful to you too one of these days, your suggestions gave me some more to investigate ;)
 
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Just to update (after a few hours without internet access :) ) :
no progress, even after doing the CMOS "move" (that worked because i had the message on the starting screen, but i keep having more than 60 boot devices options....).
Next i wanted to update my motherboard Bios (already UEFi but there's a new one) to delete all those boot devices options, but i have no access to a Windows machine (and my attempt to burn an ISO failed because my Mountain Lion can't see the DVD drive...).
By the way, i always succeed at using Unibeast and making a Sierra install but as always i can't reboot (the new drive blocking the booting process at Gigabyte welcoming screen).

I can access my Mountain Lion back-up with Dark=0 and nv-disable=1 so i tried to change the config.plist with Clover configurator to add those two options before rebooting my Sierra install.... same result: blocked.
What should i try to add with Clover? i can't see cpu=1 (if it would be of any help)?

Also i read on another thread relating to booting problems after Multibeast Post-install that it might be due to a EFI partition mounted alongside Mac OS (and not invisible as it should be since UEFI? sorry if i didn't understand that bit well, but my mind could only relate to the same booting problem after Multibeast use).

So i'm still on my ML back-up and need to find a Windows machine to extract the BIOS update files (i may be wrong but i think that a fresh new motherboard BIOS would eliminate that booting problem...)
 
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