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Trouble with chameleon boot options for GA-Z77-DS3H mobo

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[SOLVED] Trouble with chameleon boot options for GA-Z77-DS3H mobo

Hey guys. First time posting, but your guides have been a **HUGE** help. I'm currently typing this on my hackintosh and everything is working beautifully, except for one small thing. I've discovered that in order to boot properly, I need to boot with the options "GraphicsEnabler=Yes PciRootUID=0". I know these are the default values, but if I don't enter them explicitly, the display does not work when I boot. All the terminal stuff gets outputted but when it comes time to actually show the white screen with the cursor, the monitor says "no input" and goes to sleep. (Sidenote: I am able to SSH into my hackintosh, so the actual OS is booting without a problem, it's just that the display is not being sent to the video card).

"No problem" I thought, I'll just re-run multibeast with those two boot options checked. Multibeast 5.0.2 only had options GraphicsEnabler=No and PciRootUID=1, so I figured I'd install them, and then go into chameleon.boot.plist and modify those values to Yes and 0 respectively. The problem is that multibeast is saying "Installation failed" whenever I try to install one of the boot options and does not give me more info on the nature of the failure. I've tried installing osx on two separate partitions and the same thing happens in each. So I've got a couple questions and ideas for solving this problem:

-Is it a common problem for multibeast to fail adding boot options? Is there a more advanced troubleshooter or workaround?
-If not, is there some file I can add or modify to manually change the default boot options? (I've been looking around the file directory, I don't seem to have an /Extra folder and I've used "find" for the entire computer and got nothing for chameleon.boot.plist). Where is chameleon actually installed in the file directory?
-Is there another program similar to multibeast that will allow me to add boot options?

Here are my stats:
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H
CPU: i5 3470
GPU: Nvidia 9800 GTX+
HDD: Western Digital connected via SATA
OS: OS X 10.8 (currently upgraded to 10.8.1 without a hiccup, but still the same problem)
Multibeast 5.0.2

Thanks for reading!


EDIT: I solved the problem, now I've got my hackintosh working 100%!!!! Thanks for the help guys. For those of you in the future that have this problem, just go into terminal and create the extra folder yourself if it doesn't exist (mkdir /Extra), then make the plist file (touch org.chameleon.boot.plist), open it up, and paste this in. (You may have to run the terminal commands with sudo).

<?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>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>GraphicsEnabler=Yes PciRootUID=0</string>
</dict>
 

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Hey guys. First time posting, but your guides have been a **HUGE** help. I'm currently typing this on my hackintosh and everything is working beautifully, except for one small thing. I've discovered that in order to boot properly, I need to boot with the options "GraphicsEnabler=Yes PciRootUID=0". I know these are the default values, but if I don't enter them explicitly, the display does not work when I boot. All the terminal stuff gets outputted but when it comes time to actually show the white screen with the cursor, the monitor says "no input" and goes to sleep. (Sidenote: I am able to SSH into my hackintosh, so the actual OS is booting without a problem, it's just that the display is not being sent to the video card).

"No problem" I thought, I'll just re-run multibeast with those two boot options checked. Multibeast 5.0.2 only had options GraphicsEnabler=No and PciRootUID=1, so I figured I'd install them, and then go into chameleon.boot.plist and modify those values to Yes and 0 respectively. The problem is that multibeast is saying "Installation failed" whenever I try to install one of the boot options and does not give me more info on the nature of the failure. I've tried installing osx on two separate partitions and the same thing happens in each. So I've got a couple questions and ideas for solving this problem:

-Is it a common problem for multibeast to fail adding boot options? Is there a more advanced troubleshooter or workaround?
-If not, is there some file I can add or modify to manually change the default boot options? (I've been looking around the file directory, I don't seem to have an /Extra folder and I've used "find" for the entire computer and got nothing for chameleon.boot.plist). Where is chameleon actually installed in the file directory?
-Is there another program similar to multibeast that will allow me to add boot options?

Here are my stats:
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H
CPU: i5 3470
GPU: Nvidia 9800 GTX+
HDD: Western Digital connected via SATA
OS: OS X 10.8 (currently upgraded to 10.8.1 without a hiccup, but still the same problem)
Multibeast 5.0.2

Thanks for reading!
Chameleon wizard is what you want for editing boot.plist if you don't want to just open it in text editor and type in your changes
http://www.osx86.net/view/1713-chameleon_wizard.html
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