How can I install OSX (Hackintosh) without keyboard or mouse support?

Mike Hird June 10, 2010

There is no mouse or keyboard support when trying to install OSX (Hackintosh).

Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3, Intel Core i3-530, Nvidia Geforce 9900 GT. Using Empire EFI, and OSX 10.6.3.

Apple opening screen loads, I can choose language by pressing “Enter,” then can go no further, as I have access to neither keyboard, nor mouse. Can you help?

  1. deb
    August 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Urza is dead on. Turning off Legacy USB devices support in BIOS solves it.

    I'd also like to add that using OS X withut dsdt.aml will cause CMOS checksum error with this mobo. The dsdt can be downloaded from:

  2. Urza
    June 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    There are several potential causes of input devices not being recognized during install. One is a lack of proper PS/2 drivers, as the current version of OSX doesn't ship with any. This can be resolved by either including the proper kexts in your Extras/Extensions of the installation media, or by using USB devices to get through it, adding the kexts manually if needed. Another common culprit is the legacy devices support of the board's BIOS. It's worth a few minutes to scan through and toggle off any setting that may exist regarding it. Last but not least, I've found that certain USB keyboards will not be recognized during the install for many OSes (maybe requiring some strange input drivers, hell if I know). If you have another one on-hand, give it a go.

    You also will likely find more relevant help at the insanelymac installation help board:

    OSx86 user for almost three years :)

  3. GeekLad
    June 15, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I used a USB keyboard and mouse. You may run issues if you're using a PS/2 mouse or keyboard. Is that what you're using?

    Probably an important piece of info I neglected to mention, as I was unaware of PS/2 keyboard issues with that particular motherboard, in combination with iBoot.

  4. Jack Cola
    June 11, 2010 at 1:24 am

    I am not sure what the issue is, but try having a read of the below link for a tutorial (until someone else posts an answer)