Most Common Problems With Hackintoshes

Many Hackintosh users running Mac OS X have been unable to get this working, instead tried Several methods,Forum ,Tricks ,though on less wide of a scale. There is no single, definite solution to Hackintosh, but several possible workarounds are available. Hackintosh is not Easy But it’s more Better than other OS’S ,it takes takes Bunch of patiences and Lots of Times .This My effort to collect all or Common Error which should come when you are trying to install .
There are several solutions to the Most Common Error ,Please Read Before Posting.

Most Common Problems With Hackintoshes

Hi Everyone Here is Guide Most Common Problem With Hackintosh’s ,when a Noob or Newbie wants to Install OSX and faced Problems ,creates a new thread and waiting for reply ,this will help you in getting Solutions.
Preface:-So I’ve built a few hackintoshes now to the point where I’ve a good idea what I’m doing.The problem with it being that I haven’t found a well explained start to finish guide of how to do it without a lot of Googling and combining numerous different guides so my idea is to collate everything into one place for beginners to hopefully understand get better systems. although I’m rewriting most of it if anyone wants credit adding to something I’ve accidentally stolen from them just PM me.If any one has any suggestions on how to improve this guide PM me or mention it on the forum thread.


  • How to Uninstall Kexts Using Single User Mode
  • Stuck at Apple logo fix
  • Installation Issue: Hanging at 1 Minute Left
  • Kernel Panic Issue : AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement
  • KerneL Panic Issue : AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB
  • KerneL Panic Issue : AppleIntelHDGraphics
  • boot0 : Error
  • Stuck at : Missing Bluetooth Controller Transport
  • stuck at [IOBluetoothHCIController][start] — completed
  • Infinite restart loop
  • iMessage login
  • Stuck at [PCI Configuration Begin]
  •; Kernel Panic Issue
  • Lan-Freeze issue
  • Making Mac partition bootable
  • PS2 Mouse & Keyboard issue
  • Mach Reboot
  • Crashing When Opening: About This Computer
  • USB Devices not working
  • How to: Install Error loop at account creation
  • Stuck “Waiting for root device”
  • P-State Stepper Error 18 at step 2 on CPU X Possible Fix
  • FakeSMC :  [Fatal] failed to initialize SMC device
  • Fix  Mac App Store Error

How to Uninstall Kexts Using Single User Mode

Issue :how to delete or uninstall kexts in Single user mode or using Terminal
Solution : Whenever you faced a Kernel Panic or Error related to particular kexts use these steps :following
Boot with -s will let you to Command line Interface of Mac OS X
1.After the system loads a blinking cursor will appear. This indicates that you may start t
yping in commands.
2.Replace name_of_the_kext.kext with the name of your kext you wish to remove
3.Type the commands below, press enter after finish entering each line:
mount – uw /
cd /System/Library/Extensions
rm -rf name_of_the_kext.kext
sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/*
shutdown -r now

Stuck at Apple logo fix

Issue:Stuck at Apple logo fix
Solution : If you have just installed OS X for the first time and your Hackintosh is getting stuck at the white screen with the Apple logo and the spinner is spinning endlessly try using -v -x boot flags.
You should normally boot with safe mode the first time around along with verbose mode to see the last line of code just in case it gets stuck.It’s always best practice to use integrated graphics, especially with the new CPU’s, to minimize problems.

Installation Issue: Hanging at 1 Minute Left
Issue: Installer hangs at about “1 minute left”

Solution: Once the installer hangs at 1 min left, Reboot back into the DVD installation in the same manor as before. Do NOT format the drive, Relabel or enter the disk utility at all. Continue through the installation, this time it will finish installing successfully, and quicker as it will only install the missing files.

KernelPanicIssue : AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement

Issue:Kernel Panic Issue :AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement
Solution: If You Got Kernel Panic on/about AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement make you have NullCPUPowerManagement.Kext Is Installed .Then use Following Commands :

Step 1: Boot in Single User mode by interrupting the Chameleon bootstrap and enter -s boot flag, having highlighted the targeted OS X partition to boot from.

Step 2: Shortly afterwards, you will be given the possibility to enter your own commands.
You need write access to the partition, so we start with these commands:fsck -fymount -uw /
Step 3: Go to the directory where you installed the /System/Library/Extensions/orcd /Extra/Extensions
Step 4: Remove the kext you just installed.rm -rf example.kext
Step 5: Remove caches.rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/
Step 6: Clear nvram.nvram -d boot-args
Step 7: shutdown pc by following command:
shutdown -r now 
The system will automatically reboot upon completion and it should normally work again!

KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB

Issue:KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB
Solution: If You got Kernel Panic or Kernel Extensions Backtraces thats due to your IntelHD Graphics so you will need to delete those Kexts use Above Commands:
fsck -fy
mount -uw /
mkdir /kext_backup
cd /System/Library/Extensions
mv AppleIntelHD* AppleIntelSNB* ATI* GeForce* NVDA* /kext_backup
Solution:2:You Can do a fresh Install of Niresh Mac OSX When installing make sure you have Selected kext in Graphisc/backup/move graphics will boot fine after getting working OSX you can install or Enable your Graphics

KerneL Panic Issue : AppleIntelHDGraphics

Issue: KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelHDGraphics
Solution:Similar to Issue:KerneL Panic Issue :AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB
Issue : boot0 = error
Solution::If you installed Mavericks or ML and after installing Chameleon you get “boot0: error” when booting from HD, here’s a way to fix it.
Download Chameleon binaries ( and copy boot1h to the root of the USB installer.http://www.niresh124…4-chameleon-22/
If you installed via DVD you can use Disk Utility to restore the ISO to an USB drive, then install Chameleon to it (to make it bootable).
Boot from the USB, open Terminal (Utilities menu) and run
diskutil list
Look for the IDENTIFIER of the OS X partition and run (replace diskXsY by the identifier)
diskutil unmount diskXsY
cd /
dd if=boot1h of=/dev/diskXsY bs=4096
Solution:2:Most of time you have not installed a Bootloader or Your bootloader is messed with windows/linux bootloader ,install a bootloader will fix your problem always install latest Chameleon Bootloader
Solution:3:Download and install Chameleon Wizard ,Update it to the latest version if prompted.Click on the Install tab at the top.See Screenshot: Then based on your current setup choose the appropriate install method. I have OS X on a standalone drive and Windows on it’s own drive so my install method would be Boot1h. They are pretty self explanatory. Make sure the correct Target partition is selected and then click the install button. Now once you restart you should no longer see the previous boot0 errors.

Stuck:MissingBluetooth Controller Transport

Issue:Stuck at:Missing Bluetooth Controller Transport
Solution:you will need to remove the AppleIntelHD* and AppleIntelF* kexts from the installation on the hard drive ,You can do this from single user mode (-s)
Boot -s. When you see the prompt “root:”, then:
Type: mount -uw /
Type: cd /System/Library/Extensions
Type : mkdir intel_back
Type: mv AppleIntelHD* AppleIntelF* intel_back/
Type: touch ../ExtensionsReboot -v


Issue:stuck at [IOBluetoothHCIController][start] — completed
Solution:If you have a CPU that does not end in a K, aka unlocked versions, then check your BIOS and look for something called Vt-d and Disable it. This is known to cause issues with OS X while providing no benefit to OS X.
Another issue might be if you are using a VGA cable for your monitor. It’s known to not work unless you do some kext editing, so if p
ossible use HDMI or DVI.As always, I’ve found it best to use IGFX whenever possible

Infinite restart loop

Issue: Infinite restart loop

Solution:This is super frustrating isn’t it? Darwin will load to a certain point, and then just instantly restart. You can’t tell what caused the restart because it happens so fast.

Chances are this was a kernel panic, and your bootloader is set to instantly restart on panic. To solve this you should ditch your bootloader and install a new one. Which one you choose is dependant on your version of OSX, and your hardware.

iMessage login

Issue:iMessage login
Solution:Open Finder, and go to /Extra in your main hard drive. Inside this “Extra” folder, create a folder named “Modules”. If you already have a folder named “Modules”, then just open the currently existing folder. Then, download FileNVRAM.dylib.

Stuck at [PCI Configuration Begin]

Issue:Stuck at [PCI Configuration Begin]
Solution:If you find your Hackintosh getting stuck at [PCI Configuration Begin] you should be able to fix this using thenpci=0x3000 boot flag for Mountain Lion. If you are running Lion you would use the npci=0x2000 boot flag.; Kernel Panic Issue
Issue: System stops on Kernel Panic during boot.
Solution:This is caused by the GeForce Kexts that are installed by default. The issue is resolved by removing the GeForce kexts at boot, and it can be done as followed:
boot with -smount -uw /
rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce.kext
rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/Ge*.kext
rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/NV*kext

Lan-Freeze issue

This is well known and should be fixed in Release V.2.
For now you can use the cpus=1 option at boot load, or permanently put it in the bootloader:
sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/
And replace the current string with this one:
Kernel Flags-v -legacy cpus=1
If your board has got 2 LAN Ports, then do not use the nForce one.
Install the proper drivers for your second Port, for example Marvell Yukon, and use it instead of nForce LAN. Also delete forcedeth.kext after you installed the drivers.
This will fix the Problem.
Also you can consider using Wi-Fi, which works as well.

Making Mac partition bootable

Issue: After passing various installation obstacles, the bootload hangs at a blinking cursor “_” .




Boot with the DVD and use -s at boot load.
Mentioned with Kalway release: the bootloader does not like seperate disk names. Use a single word as name.
Release 10.5.2 R2 has a problem booting if EFI and GUID are choosen
sudo -sfdisk -e /dev/rdiskX —>(X is the number of your HD,
if you have only on its 0)updatef X —>(X is the number of the partition where you installed Leopard)
PS/2 Mouse & Keyboard issue
after installing Leopard , boot again from the install dvd and after choosing your language, choose “terminal” from the menu bar: then enter this command:
cp -Rf /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext /Volumes/leopard//System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext
NOTE: replace /Volumes/Mac OSX according to the name you gave at your Mac OSX partition
Also worth considering: use of USB keybords/mice during installation issues.
This is a big issue for acer laptop users – Mostly aspire 5000 – 5300 series

Mach Reboot

The problem is due to a non suitable kernel for your processor. If you have a SSE2-only processor,Mostly for AMD CPU Users
Solution:Use the Latest Kernel for your CPU ,Download kernel replace with original allways workss
Crashing When Opening: About This Computer
Issue: OS suddenly crashes, and reloads back to desktop when user attempts to open “About this Computer”
Resolution: Download these
· (IONetworkingFamily.kext) => NO NEED BUT YOU CAN DO
and place them into /system/library/extensions/. If it asks to replace, hit Yes. After that Open Terminal Utility. Then type:
(Note: After each line hit return to execute command)
Solution: With this tip I’m not saying that you are going to make your USB devices to work, but it is worth the try.
– Restart your PC and go into BIOS menu. Go to USB configuration section. Set USB Controller = Enabled. Set USB 2.0 Support = Enabled. Set Legacy USB Support = Disabled.
– Save changes and reboot.
– Boot into Leopard just with -v (don’t use -legacy flag).
– If it works, edit and remove -legacy flag, if exists.
Solution:2: download IOUSBFamily.kext extension (located here, in Utilities & Resources) that may work for you. Always make a backup copy of the extension that you are going to replace. If it doesn’t work, boot in single user mode and restore the old one

How to : Install Error loop at account creation

Issue: Upon install, the process hangs in an infinite (?) loop circling between chosing language and creating / transferring an user acount (“Do you already own a mac?”).
According to the forum, the problem seems to be connected to problems concerning the network card.
Solution 1: Importing an account from an existing (Tiger) installation.
Solution 2: Booting with the flag “Graphics Mode”=”640x480x32”. The resulting low screen-resolution prevents the setup screen, thus skipping the “loop”. As one is not able to create a new username, only the default “admin” is created. This can be changed later on.
Solution 3: Some people reported success with disabling the network card in the bios or disconnecting the cable.
Solution 4: Boot using “-s” flag then type ->

Stuck “Waiting for root device”

Issue:Upon booting DVD installer you see a message “waiting for root device…” This is a known issue that comes up quite frequently. Your IDE or SATA chipset may not be supported by the installer. Unfortunately there is no easy fix for this problem. You must have a working install of OSX to do this.
Solution 1: Find a known working kext for your specific chipset.(Google is your friend)
Create a folder named Extensions on your Desktop
Unpack Extensions.mkext from the Leopard.ISO in this folder
Remove the MeDevil’s kext(AppleNforceATA.kext)

Replace with the one known to work for your chipset

Fix the permissions on your new file
and place the newly created Extensions.mkext into the ISO and burn it to DVD and try again.
Issue:P-State Stepper Error 18 at step 2 on CPU X Possible Fix
Solution: If you are using Wrong DSDT or which doesn’t support you Motherboard Bios then you will get this Error. once you used a correct patched DSDT with Bios Version then you will get your system working .
FakeSMC: [Fatal] failed to initialize SMC device
Issue:FakeSMC: (Fatal) failed to initialize SMC device
Solution: Reinstall OSX Make sure you have Installed FakeSMC.Kext and checked SMC plugin ,will solve your issue.
flow_divert_kctl_disconnect (0): disconnecting group 1
Issue:flow_divert_kctl_disconnect (0): disconnecting group 1
Solution: boot with flag GraphicsEnabler=Yes ,always solves this issue.
Fix Mac App Store error
Issue:Your device or computer could not be verified. Contact support for assistance.
Solution:1: Go to /Extra in your main hard drive and open the text file org.Chameleon.boot.plist with TextEdit. This is the configuration file for the Chimera bootloader (which UserDSDT uses). Add this string to the part of the file between and :
Then reboot. If this doesn’t solve the errors, proceed to the next solution.
Solution:2: If neither of the above solutions fix the issue, open the System Preferences app and go to the Network section. On the left-hand column in the Network section, select each of the items and remove it by clicking the minus sign on the bottom of the column.
Then, go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration in your main hard drive and delete NetworkInterfaces.plist. Or alternatively, drag it to the desktop (as a backup, in case things go wrong).
By removing all of the Network items in System Preferences and deleting NetworkInterfaces.plist, you have effectively reset the network configuration for Mac OS X. Reboot (you may have to reconfigure your internet connection afterwards).
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