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Slice is glad to present a new EFI bootloader.
CLOVER
Now version 2 rEFIt based.


It is open source based on different projects: Chameleon, rEFIt, XNU, VirtualBox. The main is EDK2 latest revision.
I also want to thank all who help Slice with the development. Credits and copyrights remain in the sources.
http://cloverefiboot.sourceforge.net/

Main features:

Spoiler


If you have a question please provide outputs from DarwinDumper (formed from Trauma tool). Thanks Trauma!
Continued by blackosx and STLVNUB.

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Edited by fantomas1, 18 March 2014 - 07:43 PM.
new update / references added


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To begin with, congratulations to all of you, this project is fantastic!!!!!

Last night I tried the installer on my Lappy, but I can only see at boot "GPT, boot0, boot0, DONE", or something like that.

For those who have already installed the bootloader (Chameleon) there are specific warnings?

My partions on GPT disk:

Efi
osx 10.8.1
osx 10.8.0


Another curiosity, we can change now the APIC.aml table, for override the original, to surpass the Local Apic error for Insyde BIOSes? Is possible with this bootloader?


As soon as I can, experiment on USB key, and report results!

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This is not an explanation or manual Clover, this is a masterclass in Hackintosh, use Clover long time but really it was not until now that I begin to understand what is really, congratulations on your work, sorry mi english

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Excellent job on the setting up this topic Fabio & Slice.

Clover has grown and expanded incredibly this year and it now supports a wealth of options, many of which I don't use either because my hardware doesn't require them, or my setup already had the required patches applied. Because of that, and also the pace of development, I've missed out on the learning, experimenting and understanding of some of Clovers options and with the previous available documentation being either the Russian PDF at AppleLife, or one of the hundreds of posts at projectosx your opening posts here make a welcome resource.

Keep up the great work :)

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Excellent work and explanation of Clover :)

Thanks ErmaC & Slice

Fabio

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Hi people, and thank you for your efforts !
I followed this tutorial :

How to install InstallESD.dmg to GPT. since r480.

First, you need to Restore InstallESD.dmg to disk by using Disk Utility.
Then, follow the stage 1 and stage 2 to install 10.7.x or 10.8.x to GPT, and auto-create the Recovery HD used for iCloud.

Stage 1

1.Remove kernelcache in InstallESD.dmg/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist.
<key>Kernel Cache</key> remove this line.
<string>xxxxxxxxxxxxx</string> remove this line.
2.Copy BaseSystem.dmg/System/Library/Extensions to partition of InstallESD.dmg and add other kexts (FakeSMC.kext).
3.Clover select to "Boot Mac OS X with extra kexts (skips cache)", and follow the installation with restart first time.

Stage 2

1.Remove kernelcache in target partition's /OS X Install Data/com.apple.Boot.plist.
<key>Kernel Cache</key> remove this line.
<string>xxxxxxxxxxxxx</string> remove this line.
( 10.7.x is /Mac OS X Install Data/com.apple.Boot.plist )
2.Copy InstallESD.dmg/System/Library/CoreServices and /mach_kernel to target partition's / .
3.Copy BaseSystem.dmg/System/Library/Extensions to target partition's / and add other kexts (FakeSMC.kext).
4.Boot to "OS X Install" with "Boot Mac OS X with extra kexts (skips cache)" and finish the installation.
(10.7.x is "Mac OS X Install")


I completed stage 1 (the installation), after restart i can't seem to detect my HFS+ drive on clover unless i change AHCI to IDE in my bios sata configuration. Once it is detected, it is stuck at [PCI Configuration Begin].
Tried FixDsdtMask = 0x0000 = Fail
npci=0x3000 PCIRootUID=0 GraphicsEnabler=Yes = fail
I did not change the smbios or anything else except doing a clean installation and following the above steps. So for stage 2, do i perform all these steps from the shell or any other way (like from windows partition for instance)?
I have an Asus G53JW-A1 with nvidia 460m GTX 1.5 Gb memory, and its working pretty well with Chameleon, but was just hoping to get something more Vanilla with your masterpiece and achieve better ACPI integration (Battery, Brightness control,...).
Please let me know .

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@slayer2333 see at post #9, under AHCI timeout by bcc9,

kext editing (or use an injector), not dsdt fix


EDIT

or something like this?

<key>0</key>
   <dict>
	    <key>Name</key>
	    <string>IOAHCIBlockStorage</string>
	    <key>Find</key>
	    <string>example in bcc9 script</string>
	    <key>Replace</key>
	    <string>example in bcc9 script</string>
   </dict>

???? :|

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CloverGrower Needs major update to comply with the New svn changes.
So, all versions <=3.1 DO NOT WORK....


edit:
CloverGrower V3.2 AVAILABLE
See Post 2

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Hi Slice.
I have absolutely no experience with ATI card (I don't have one).

One question related to Ati injector...
I see in the source only the "generic" Device ID like this:
{ 0x688D, 0x00000000, CHIP_FAMILY_CYPRESS,"AMD FireStream 9350",kZonalis},

Any reason for not add the specific SubId?
I have a lot of it... if you wont also add it...

Fabio

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I tried the last versione of Clover and i found this problem.

Boot Clover .
Press "O" .
Enable "Turbo" .


When i want to exit from menu and try to boot Clover Freeze. I'm alone?

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Hi Fabio,
It works without any knowledge about specific SubsystemID.
Dunno about NVidia but sure about ATI algorithm. It works also for Mobile Radeons.

I tried the last versione of Clover and i found this problem.



When i want to exit from menu and try to boot Clover Freeze. I'm alone?

I think the "Turbo" is a dangerous characteristic but I can't make a proof if it is allowed.

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the turbo option never rip on my system froze always load both from the USB pen as from the EFI partition, better turbo set frequency from table SSDT

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hello

@slice

the customedid key for me don't work, clover loads the key, but result in nothing if don't apply the fix in file

/System/Library/Displays/Overrides/DisplayVendorID-756e6b6e/DisplayProductID-717

i don't have graphics at all, only black screen.

good hack

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hello

@slice

the customedid key for me don't work, clover loads the key, but result in nothing if don't apply the fix in file

/System/Library/Displays/Overrides/DisplayVendorID-756e6b6e/DisplayProductID-717

i don't have graphics at all, only black screen.

good hack

This is something that I don't know.

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Hi all, this is a very great job , but i dont unterstound , i have two answer , wich is config.plist of edited?
http://www.mediafire...4jiib4fupsd4n3d

The first or second in OEM folder

and why is slow between the boot done to get to the screen shots of the theme?

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Slice, I've set SMBios to Mac Pro 5,1, but after booting from Clover, it is always become iMac12,1.
What can I do if I want to force it to identify the system as MacPro5,1?

This is the config.plist which I'm using now.


.
.
<key>SMBIOS </key>
<dict>
<key>BiosReleaseDate</key>
<string>03/21/12</string>
<key>BiosVendor</key>
.
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-Problem Solved-

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See if removing that space after SMBIOS helps.

<key>SMBIOS </key>



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See if removing that space after SMBIOS helps.

<key>SMBIOS </key>

Thank you very much. Problem solved... :)

It's hard to notice the space in Xcode....

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Does this bootloader works (now) with an ASUS UEFI MB?

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Can anyone give me an example about how to hide partition in Clover?
I don't understand what the introduction means.

What should I key for "VolumeString" and "String or it's part from boot.log?"

Is VolumeString the name of partition or something like disk2s1 or the UUID of the partition?





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