Installing Mac OS X Mavericks in EUFI mode
Enable UEFI mode and disable secure boot in the BIOS. Make sure hdd is set on AHCI.
- Boot from you're Clover usb;
- In the Clover bootloader, select "Boot OS X Install from Install OS X Mavericks", The installer should work now/continue; (for acer s3 you might need to hit spacebar and use without cache with injected kext).
- Use diskutil to format the drive as GUID. Then create two partitions with one as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for OS X installation, (any size, OS X needs at least 8GB) the second one as free space, choose apply, close disk utility and install Be aware! OS X UEFI install goes in 2 installation steps, first it prepares the hdd, then it will reboot. So after the first reboot, repeat step 2 and the setup will continue.
After the installation completes succesfully, reboot from the Clover USB installer, select the installed OS X partition, (not the installation).
Setup an OS X account
Install latest Clover to the internal hdd/sdd with these custom settings: (if system doesnt work well, I used Clover_v25_r2830.zip). I have a update list in post #2.
- Install for UEFI motherboards;
- Install RC scripts on target volume;
- Install Clover Preference Pane.
- Open Terminal and apply com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1
- Open Disk Utility in OS X ->debug menu ->show all partitions. Now, on the left side you can see the efi from the HDD (clover created that) and you can mount it.
There should be an EFI partition on the dekstop that's hidden by default. Go to the Finder preferences and choose to show the hard disk on the desktop. From this point on we'll call it the main EFI partition.
Add EFI files to the main EFI partition from either EFI_MSI_GT70_2PC.zip, EFI_ACER_S3_391.zip or WORKINGFILES
Copy ONLY (so not the hole EFI folder) but just the dsdt/ssdt's to the /EFI/Clover/AHCI/Patched folder inside the main EFI volume and replace the existing files;
Also copy the kext to the /EFI/Clover/kext/10.9 folder;
Remove excisting *.efi files in /EFI/Clover/DRIVERX64UEFI folder and put youre own working files in it.
Copy the config.plist to /EFI/CLOVER/
If you use any other random file like oem bios for nvidia gpu or something, copy that to its destination (my files dont have that)
Installing kernal extensions
- For GT70 2PC:
Install nvidia latest osx web drivers, or the version that i uploaded in original post. This is to get hdmi working better than os x its drivers.
Install AppleHDA_ALC892L1.kext. Use Kext Wizard or Kext Utility to install it into S/L/E (System/Library/Extensions).
- For Acer S3 391
Install all kext to s/l/e, you can proberly use some in 10.9 folder but i never tested that
- For other systems
Install other kext you still need in s/l/e and dont work in efi/kext/10.9 folder, like applehda.kext
- For n00bs and beginners that used my folder and have WORKINGFOLDER
Just install all kext located in 10.9 folder with kext utility to s/l/e
Generate a fresh serial
- Open clover Configurator;
- Load you're main EFI/Clover/config.plist;
- Go to the SMBIOS tab;
- Hit the magic stick button/image on the right;
- On both left and right drop down boxes choose you're smbios;
- Press both of the shake buttons a couple of time;
- Hit ok --> Copy all data;
- Save the config.plist.
- Copy theme files to you're main /EFI/Clover/themes folder (i got three nice themes in the mavs_themes.zip, provided in the first post);
- Open Clover Configurator;
- Open you're main EFI/Clover/config.plist;
- Go to the GUI tab;
- Set the name of the theme here;
- Save the config.plist.
Spotlight Console spamming
When you mount a FAT32/NTFS or a faulty partition in Mavericks, especially EFI partitions which you will have if you do Dual or Triple boot, Spotlight will try to index your partition and fail, which leads to tons of console errors. To disable spotlight permanently in a specific partition, go to terminal and use the following command:
Recommended system settings
- Go to System Preferences --> Security - General --> Click the lock to make changes --> Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere, confirm and lock again.
- Go to System Preferences --> Trackpad --> Enable Clicking and Dragging, Adjust speed settings of you're trackpad to your likings.
- Go to System Preferences -->Dock --> Enable magnification, and play with sizes.
OS X should now be able to boot from the hdd/sdd without the usb. If you do not see the clover on you're hdd/ssd, boot to the clover boot menu with youre usb installer, you will see two option boxes bellow. Hit space bar on on of it.
You should see something simulair either one of this pictures.
If you look again youll see \Sata in there or \USB. You need the one with \SATA or maybe you have \IDE
Like you would know by know is that you need to select and use Add Clover as UEFI boot option.
After that, the Clover entry should be enabled in youre UEFi bios and you can select it as primairy boot. (in BIOS)
Really easy, go to youre BIOS and go to the Boot tab. Find UEFI Hard Disk Drive BBS options or something simulair to what i have.
Then set Clover as primairy.