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UniBeast: Install OS X El Capitan on Any Supported Intel-based PC

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Just a note that Unibeast couldn't recognize my 128GB USB key (which are pretty inexpensive these days). I'm trying again now with a very old and slow 8GB USB key, and it's taking a long time.

Do we know at what size cutoff is?

You need to have at least 7.45 GB of free space on an 8GB or larger USB drive.
That point is made clear at the beginning of the install guide. 16 GB drives are
the ideal choice for this. Very inexpensive nowadays.
 
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View attachment 156026I had no luck to get the installer on my computer. I have a Asus P7P55D-E motherboard, i3 processor, Nvidia GT610 2GB graphic card, Kingston SSD which is work perfect with Yosemite. I boot in verbose mode and I got this and it's stuck on the white screen. Any idea how to solve this? Please help. Thanks


turn off everything in the Clover options uncheck what you don't need.
 
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Is this method working for X99 Systems too? Or do we have to follow some additional steps to get it working? Please let me know as I am planning an X99 Hackintosh Project soon
 
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You need to have at least 7.45 GB of free space on an 8GB or larger USB drive.
That point is made clear at the beginning of the install guide. 16 GB drives are
the ideal choice for this. Very inexpensive nowadays.

What isn't made clear is that there is a cutoff size for the USB, above 32gb and you don't get anywhere, in my experience and dougdirac also it would appear.
 

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What isn't made clear is that there is a cutoff size for the USB, above 32gb and you don't get anywhere, in my experience and dougdirac also it would appear.

It does say that 16 GB is the recommended size. Why not just follow that clear advice and get
a 16 GB flash drive ? They cost less and give you plenty of room.

Purchase a 8GB or larger USB drive. We recommend using a 16GB drive, as some 8GB drives are not large enough to complete Step 2. The method requires 7.45GB free space.

Not sure why it's so difficult to follow these simple instructions in the guide ?
 
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Irrelevant..

LastBootedVolume will do exactly that, boot the last drive you were using. Poster wanted to know how to boot directly into OS X El Capitan automatically, not the last OS he was booting (If multi boot)

And you could literally set the timeout to whatever value you want and it would still auto boot into the system. No need to set it to Zero

I have found that if I don't set the boot drive to LastBootedVolume the Timeout timer does not start counting down which from reading elsewhere is a known issue. Setting the Timeout timer to 0 will bypass the Clover screen which is what I thought questioner wanted.
 
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Take a closer look at the installation guide - third paragraph under "Before you Begin"...

"For the first time tonymacx86.com is recommending Clover as your default bootloader. If you have followed updates until OS X Yosemite using Chimera, check out Clover Basics and Switching Advice."

Follow the link for further instructions on existing Chimera.
 
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My motherboard won't boot with a flash drive so I needed to partition a HDD. Saying 8gb or larger leaves you with options whether its a usb flash drive or HDD. I took that option (50gb, i thought the space would be handy for other files I may need to install at post or at a later date, Java for example), to no avail as it turned out. It would have been good to know what the limit is, especially if you do need to go out and buy a flash drive. Saying 16gb is recommended indicated a minimum size required for successful installation but doesn't suggest that their is an upper limit.

So, here is some clear advice....


"Purchase a usb2 compatible, 16gb flash drive. Using anything else may cause installation issues."


You could add for those that would not take in that clear advice (like me, because I can't use a usb flash drive)...

"If you are going to use a drive that is larger, for compatibility format with a 16gb boot partition, whether its a usb flash drive or HDD."
 
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In big list of solutions el capitan install problems -->System freezes on bootSometimes (not always) booting verbose shows "Service exited with abnormal code: 255"Sometimes freezes on a white/gray screen with spinning beach ballTypically a failure to load FakeSMC.kextTry removing all numbered directories under EFI/CLOVER/kexts and putting FakeSMC.kext into kexts/Other/ (and if that works you can put additional kexts in there too). Putting things in Other/ won't work unless the numbered dirs are removed.If it's still not working, on the Clover screen, try selecting "Boot with injected kexts" and/or ensure config.plist has InjectKexts set to YESIf it's an upgrade and still not working, make sure you have a current version of FakeSMC.kext and/or remove any copy from /System/Library/Extensions/Might also be an unsupported Nvidia card: if so, try booting with nv_disable=1
I tried all the ways you said me and no luck. The screen is stucked on the White colour with the colorised ball and its thinking, never reached the installer. How to get the last FakeSMC file? Please help me. Thanks
 
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Hello, I did legacy flash boot from instructions this post.
could you please help me fix next kernel panic?
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My hardware is
CPU Intel e8500
Motherboard GA-EP35-DS3L
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GeForce 8600 GT
in bios set ACHI and
HPET to 64-bit mode
 
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