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Hey guys

I'm having a clover related issue upon installing Sierra.

I download the image and run it, it goes to reboot, but I'm missing the clover boot option to boot from OS Installation, there is only 1 option to boot off the system drive El Capitan instal, so I'm stuck in a loop where I can't trigger the Sierra installation.

Any advice on what the likely issue could be here?mi don't really want to clean install everything is possible!

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Most likely a bug, same here.

Make a USB Installer and install to same HD, you should not loose anything.

 

Alternately, if you have a Time Machine backup, you can import your user settings from it when you do a Clean Install. 



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Made a DVD and installed straight over El Crappo,

A few apps not compatible but rest AOK, user settings, home folder etc.



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I put the Sierra Installation app into my applications folder and upgraded from El Capitan to Sierra without any glitches.  When I first booted into Sierra, sound and wifi did not work.  I had to rebuild kext caches and reboot.  Then, I got wifi and sound back.  It was pretty simple and took about 30 minutes total installing on a SSD.



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I download the image and run it, it goes to reboot, but I'm missing the clover boot option to boot from OS Installation, there is only 1 option to boot off the system drive El Capitan instal, so I'm stuck in a loop where I can't trigger the Sierra installation.

Any advice on what the likely issue could be here?mi don't really want to clean install everything is possible!

Cheers

 

Do you have something in GUI > Hide Volumes in config.plist ? If so, remove all of them and you should see "Boot Mac OS X Install from xxx" on next reboot.

 

Also, make sure you put FakeSMC.kext in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.12 folder or Other (create those if needed).



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Hi,

 

I have a system based on what seen here:

 

http://www.insanelym...ac-zbox-ie-750/

 

I have macOS 10.11 installed now.

I want to upgrade to 10.12 (macOS Sierra).

 

I was wondering if there a guide how to do it.

 

Thank You.



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from my experience it has to do with the version of clover.

for me v34... is not able to "see" the Sierra installation boot option while v37... can



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@pduke,

 

So it means all I have to do is to update Clover?



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worked for me so you can try. but make a back up first ;)



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You didn't even move things to a different folder on Clover folder?

 

Like creating 10.12 folder or something?



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my case is a bit different. i am booting from a USB cause my mobo does not see mac hdds as bootable....

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i run the sierra upgrade > restart > and if i use an older version clover USB i can't see the sierra installer partition, while with a new version i can see it.

 

yesterday for example i managed to install sierra into a new HDD using  v37 clover USB and the install partition i had from my upgrade.

 

just make a USB with latest clover, boot from it and check if you see the partition. then you will know if clover version is the answer

 

in addition, i try to always be careful, i try to never compromise a hackintosh install that runs fine. so i would make a clone of my el capitan to a new HDD and i would do all the testing there.



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I was just wondering if I need to create new folders in my EFI folder.

 

Like 10.12 or "Other".







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