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Anyone had any success with a bios based board and High Sierra? When i boot the installer on my board with Clover 4084 the machine boots but about 15 seconds into the boot it just simply reboots and in verbose mode its too fast to see what happens.

 

I have all the normal kexts in kexts/Other including FakeSMC but i wonder if for a bios board kext injection is not working?

 

Any clues?



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if you have sierra installed on that board then there is no reason why high sierra is not going to work on that board

if you are using the same kexts that you use in sierra and you are trying to boot high sierra then it should work too

of course we have to update the kexts later on

for a beta and for a quick test

do not use kext drivers

do not use or install, lan, sound, wifi etc

only after you are successfully booting HS

 

here are a few things you need to check

if you are using an nmve drive, there is a rumor that they are now support it with out having to patch ionvmefamily.kext

but i don't know if the drive is bootable, so for now install HS on a sata ssd drive

 

are you using APFS or HFS+

for now do not use APFS

after you find out how to setup and boot the system then you can try and test APFS

 

i think you just have a incompatibility problem with the kernel depending on your system and cpu

this is some times normal on betas

some times kernels require patching, specially early versions

some times you can't boot beta 1 but you can boot and install beta 2 etc

i wouldn't worry so much for now

but if by golden master you can't install HS then i would worry a little

 

to answer your question i think that if you have sierra installed then you shouldn't have no problem

but if you are trying to install HS and you never installed sierra or any other mac os version

meaning this is your first attempt to install on a hackintosh then that is most likely the problem

 

you just need the right settings, patience, trial and error

verify your flags

 

speaking for myself

i recently installed sierra on a bios board , no EUFI board and sierra is working flawlessly on that board

i haven't tried HS yet because is too early for me

most of the time i wait till version 4 or 6

 

i'm sure that if you have sierra installed in that board then HS has to work

good luck

sorry for my bad english


forgot to mentioned

remember you are in the testing phase

i strongly suggest that you download the latest version of fakesmc

there are 2 versions

pick any of those 2

if one don't work then try the other one

do not install any plugins, just install the fakesmc kext alone

 

if you think that clover is not properly injecting the kexts

simply install the kext to S/L or S/L/E

see if it boots from there



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Strange thing... i tried on 2 X99 systems and both can install, however on the MSI X99A Raider (with E5-2696v3, 48GB DDR4 ECC, GTX970) High Sierra partition does not show up (tried different HD's, and AFPS and HFS+) on my other X99 (Asus ROG STrix X99 Gaming, E5-27683v3 with 32GB DDR 3200 RAM) it installs fine, i can select after installation in Clover, but it keep on rebooting when the RX580 comes in. 

On my old computer stuff that i am selling it worked (MSI Z97 PC MAte, i7-4770, 32GB DDR3 with RX580) 



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Hi. The board in question is in an optiplex 980 and it runs sierra flawlessly. The kexts I am using for the install are the same as for the running sierra.

I have not changed my clover config from sierra as I don't think I have to not have I altered clover at all as I am on 4084 and using HFS.

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Never mind - got it working.

 

Seems my 10.13 download wasn't good as I re-downloaded it and it was fine.

 

All good here on an Optiplex 980 with an i5, 16GB of RAM and a 2GB GT 710



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and I just did an App Store update to beta 2 and all is still fine!



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macOS 10.13 beta 2  (17A291j)



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i knew it had to work

so to install high sierra the board doesn't has to be EUFI

it can be a bios board as long as is compatible

 

so this means that i can install high sierra in my neighbor PC

he has sierra installed right now

 

so he is going be extremely happy to hear the good news

thanks for the info

:thumbsup_anim:


Strange thing... i tried on 2 X99 systems and both can install, however on the MSI X99A Raider (with E5-2696v3, 48GB DDR4 ECC, GTX970) High Sierra partition does not show up (tried different HD's, and AFPS and HFS+) on my other X99 (Asus ROG STrix X99 Gaming, E5-27683v3 with 32GB DDR 3200 RAM) it installs fine, i can select after installation in Clover, but it keep on rebooting when the RX580 comes in. 

On my old computer stuff that i am selling it worked (MSI Z97 PC MAte, i7-4770, 32GB DDR3 with RX580) 

what you mentioned there is normal "compatibility" that's why we always have to research when building a hackintosh due to the different chipsets etc

different system require different configurations

but this is normal in the hackintosh world

most likely later you can get those boards to work too

once you find out and figure out what going on

i really wish we can just use one universal configuration for all boards

but we always have to add or remove kext for other boards to work

simply because they are different boards and have different CPU'S etc

not only that but some times we have to change system definition "smbios" for some boards to work properly

because an specific smbios might be more compatible than other smbios for that specific board



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i knew it had to work

so to install high sierra the board doesn't has to be EUFI

it can be a bios board as long as is compatible

 

so this means that i can install high sierra in my neighbor PC

he has sierra installed right now

 

so he is going be extremely happy to hear the good news

thanks for the info

:thumbsup_anim:

 

Yes works perfect - exactly the same clover config and kexts as Sierra working perfect on bios board with HighSierra Beta 2







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