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  1. No worries! As far as I can tell from the short time I am testing Sierra right now, everything runs smoothly. No freezing, no hickups, no unexpected behavior... Man, now that I have a working UEFI install I might even get File Vault to work, yay! If something goes wrong I might come back to this thread and cry a bit more, but right now it's all smooth sailing.
  2. Man, you are a lifesaver! With your first EFI folder I managed to run Sierra, but it was very bumpy. The mouse froze every few seconds for one or two seconds and the system was basically unusable. But with the last EFI folder everything is running smoothly now. I cannot thank you enough. You rock! The only minor drawback is that I have to init the iGPU first, but I can live with that. It never occured to me that the R9 290X was the culprit. It did not run very well in Mavericks and ran OOB flawlessly in Yosemite. Now it is acting up again in Sierra... Regardless, it is running now, so thank you very much!
  3. Yeah, I could boot into Sierra! What exactly did you change in the config.plist?
  4. That would be the one on the USB drive since I never got to the point where I install Clover on the SSD. Here you go: EFI.zip
  5. Errm, which one? There is one EFI partition on the installer USB and one on the macOS SSD. I cannot access the latter without OS X running first.
  6. Argh, no luck with cyberdevs's method. I got exactly the same error screen as the one I posted already. Well, with the exception of the changed date, of course, but everything else is exactly the same.
  7. Yes, I did, and I will try that first, of course. :-)
  8. Alright, I am going to go with a GA-Z97P-D3 mainboard. It is a simple Z97 board without unnecessary gimmicks and it is one of the few LGA1150 boards that are sold new. Fingers crossed for a painless installation. :-)
  9. Thanks for your input so far, guys! I really, really don't want to buy a Skylake platform. I'd had to buy a new mainboard, CPU and RAM which would cost me well over the 500€. If I stay with my Haswell setup I just buy a new mainboard for something around 100€ and I'm done. Also, I use a Windows 7 system as a second OS on my machine and Windows 7 does not really like Skylake. It is possible to get it to run, but I rather stay with my running system. So, it looks like Gigabyte mainboards are the way to go right now. Any other suggestions?
  10. Hi guys, as mentioned here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/324332-anybody-managed-to-install-sierra-on-an-msi-z87-g43-board/ my hardware does not like any OS X newer than Yosemite. I am seriously considering buying another mainboard that will not be as picky as my current one. I plan to install Sierra as vanilla as possible (just an USB installer with Clover). So here goes: Which LGA-1150 board did you guys get a vanilla (+ Clover) OS X Sierra to run on smoothly? Extra points if High Sierra is working, too. :-)
  11. Could you elaborate a bit further on the bold parts? Because right now it looks to me like you managed to get direct GPU acceleration in your VM. Edit: Sorry, I am stupid. I checked again what PCI pass-through means and basically it requires VT-d on Intel CPUs, which my lame-ass i7 4770K does not have. Of all the i7 Haswell CPU models that are out there, I got the only one lacking VT-d, argh! Still, I would really like to know how you managed to get pass-through to work. The Hackintosh way of installing Sierra did not work at all on my hardware, so right now I am seriously considering to buy a 4790K or whatever if it means I can do all of my XCode development in the virtualized system.
  12. Hi guys, I'm trying to do a fresh install of Sierra on my system: Z87-G43 board, i7 4770K CPU, R9 290X GPU, 32GB RAM. I had Yosemite running for some time now and wanted to upgrade. Alas, no luck. I created an UEFI USB installer from the Sierra app and added Clover to the USB drive. Clover is configured for installation on UEFI boards and I use the OsxAptioFix2Drv-64. Otherwise, the system won't even start the installation process from the USB drive. Booting the USB drive works, then the installation starts. The designated macOS drive is an SSD in GUID format. First reboot, booting from USB again but this time I tell clover to continue from the macOS SSD. Installation continues for a while. Second reboot, again booting from USB and telling clover to continue from macOS SSD. This time the system hangs after a while, complaining about a timeout at "AppleACPICPU" (see attached image). Did anybody have this problem and solve it? Is there a way to install Sierra on the Z87-G43? Any help is appreciated!
  13. R9 290X Help for mavericks

    You're right of course. :-) I was just excited to see the system at least working quite ok. Still no network or sound, though, so it is far from perfect. The problem with the flickering screen dissolved itself as well. Turns out I just needed to connect via Display Port instead of DVI. I thought I read about problems with DP not working at all but this might have been with netkas' backport under Mavericks.
  14. R9 290X Help for mavericks

    What exactly did you do to force the resolution? Just ticking the correct resolution in monitor settings instead of the default "optimal for this monitor"? I have the same problem with a flickering and black screen. It goes away reliably as soon as I disconnect and reconnect the monitor but I want to avoid that of course. <edit>The monitor is connected via DVI cable.</edit> I installed the official Yosemite Beta with the Special Edition of Clover found in this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/299865-clover-v2k-r2780-special-edition-yosemite-beta/ Apart from the damn screen problem, everything is fine, especially the 290X works OOB like a charm.
  15. R9 290x support in mavricks

    Does this method apply to the R9 290X as well? As far as I can see the thread you linked to dealt with problems on a R9 270. These are just re-labelled Radeon 7xxx. The 290(X) is a different GPU architecture (Hawaii). I am not sure if those are supported in any way in Mavericks by now.