OS X Yosemite installer shows blank/black screen when using Clover

This is a heads up for everybody with an Nvidia GTX 760 (other Nvidia cards may be affected as well) trying to install OS X Yosemite 10.10 using Clover on a Hackintosh. If you’re getting a blank/black screen at the start of the installation, try to add the boot flag nv_disable=1. My screen was getting dark just after the installer displayed DSMOS has arrived when using the -v verbose boot flag. It always happened right after the installer was switching from text mode to graphics mode.

        <key>Boot</key>
        <dict>
                <key>Arguments</key>
                <string>dart=0 -v kext-dev-mode=1 nv_disable=1</string>
        ...(more)

Once OS X Yosemite has been installed, the nv_disable boot flag is no longer required and should be removed.

8 thoughts on “OS X Yosemite installer shows blank/black screen when using Clover

  1. Seriously, I don’t comment on many sites ever but I had to say thank you so much for this. It totally worked! You rock!

  2. After I press F8 to choose the USB stick, the screen turns black with a a strange symbol at the top left corner..it looks like a upside m down capital T….Help!

  3. Thank you so much, after all I finally managed to get the installation screen. But I have another question:
    You say that this boot flag should be removed after the installation. Can you explain how?

  4. Hey duderino

    Thanks for helping me out! I was wondering why me screen went black. The flag resolved my issue, YEHAW BABEH!

    See you on the other side,
    Peroni

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