Well, i had to write a little tutorial on how to do this: http://www.insanelym...tion-guide-wip/
Just a copy/paste from that topic, so the guide does contain some information that is not present or irrelevant.
It needs editing, perhaps a lot, but i thought i would post it here.
Why? I will explain.
Clover comes with an installer package, and people will drop folders on the web everywhere (System specific), but never a descent tutorial on how to actually UEFI boot can be found (perhaps i did not look into this enough)
Personally the installer package did not make it possible for me to add the option in the bios, nor boot my OS X installation anymore, that is mainly the reason why i wrote this poor excuse of a guide
I tried every option on the installer, could not make it work, so i figured, let's do it manually. Read about what UEFI can and can not do, went through the Clover documentation, although, i did not understand much about it, until i actually got it to boot.
To install it to the EFI partition, i took information from the Chameleon guide, found here: http://forum.voodoop...x.php/topic,649
and modified it to suit my BIOS's needs. (MSDOS filesystem)
I hope someone will take the time to modify this tutorial, to make it beginner friendly, or just remove it, if something like this already exists.
The screenshots are from a Phoenix Bios, don't know about the others.
How to install Clover and add it to the UEFI Boot menu:
- Be careful when replacing the current boot loader, your system may become unbootable if you skip a step, or do not pay attention!
To UEFI boot Clover, we need to install it to a FAT32 partition, UEFI will only find partitions in this format.
I recommend to test Clover on a USB stick formatted in FAT32, and just copy the files to it, before actually replacing the current bootloader.
First we need to find the HDD that has OS X installed on a GUID partition table, and look for the EFI partition. Open terminal and type:
sudo -s type password diskutil list
I have Clover already installed on disk0s1, for this guide i will install it to disk1s1, which is my spare HDD, also formatted to GPT.
We need to apply a new filesystem to the EFI partition, remember to replace the X corresponding to your disk setup.
In terminal enter:
newfs_msdos -v EFI /dev/diskXsX
It will give an error, you can ignore it. The EFI partition has been formatted to FAT32 and can now be recognized by UEFI.
Now it is time to mount the EFI partition and copy the needed files. Type the following into terminal, remember tot replace the X's:
mkdir /Volumes/EFI mount_msdos /dev/diskXsX /Volumes/EFI
Go to finder, on the left hand side, you will now have a disk called EFI.
Now download the Clover_Package.zip, if not done already. After extraction, you will have a folder called EFI, copy the folder with all the contents to the EFI partition.
Go back to terminal and type the following, replace the X's:
umount -f /dev/diskXsX rm -rf /Volumes/EFI
Now Clover has been installed to the EFI partition, now it is time to add the boot option to the UEFI boot menu.
- Restart your system and press F2 multiple times, you should now enter the bios.
- Go to the Boot options tab, use the arrow keys. (What keys you can use, are described at the bottom of the screen.)
- My setup will probably differ from yours, change them accordingly, select add boot option and press enter.
- Now enter a name, i use Clover, press tab, and select either HDD (If you have Clover installed to the EFI partition) or USB (if you have installed Clover to a USB device on a FAT32 partition), you can select it with the arrow keys. Now press tab and enter: EFI\BOOT\Cloverx64.efi
Press tab again, select ok, and press Enter.
- Clover has now been added to the boot menu. Move up with the arrow keys until Clover is highlighted, press +. Press F10 and Enter. (Or follow the screens)
- The system will now reboot, and Clover should load. Select the OS X partition and press Enter, OS X will boot.