How To Fix No Bootable Device Insert Boot Disk On Hackintosh OS X

no bootable device hackintosh

I ran some updates on my hackintosh (a PC running the Apple OS X operating system) and was prompted to restart to finish installing updates.

But when the computer restarted I was presented with a black screen and the error: “No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key”.

Not good.

It seemed that the updates had broken something. Now I had a backup (always make a backup) but I wanted to see if there was a way to fix this issue. And after messing around for a few hours I found an extremely simple fix.

The Fix:

This fix assumes that your hackintosh is using the Chimera Bootloader and you used the Multibeast method of setting it up. If you used a different method this will not work and will make things worse.

Disclaimer: This worked for me, I don’t guarantee it’ll work for you. It might make things worse or make you end up losing data. Use these instructions at your own risk. 

  1. Download and created a GParted LiveCD
  2. Boot from the GParted LiveCD. In the menu choose “Local Operating System In Hard Drive”
  3. The PC should now boot to OS X. But don’t rejoice. It isn’t fixed and you’d need to use the GParted CD every single time.
  4. Once you’re in OS X run Multibeast
  5. Go to the “Bootloaders” Tab and select “Chimera v4.0.0”
  6. Then go to the “Build” Tab and click on Install in the lower right.

Once the process finished eject the GParted CD from your CD/DVD drive and restart your computer.

It should now boot just fine.

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