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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    As an experiment, there are like 1000 application folders in Catalina. My drive is called OSX and the install split it into OSX and OSX Data - a new thing. I migrated my data and all the apps went into OSX/system/applications There is also OSX/Applications, OSX Data/Device/Applications and all the other Application folders in the OSX/Users/User or shared or public/Applications. I'm in Mojave and not able to try it out, but just copy some Applications from where you find them into the various folders to see which one is linked to Launchpad. There's also double up User folders (minus the users) all over the place. It is a beta I guess...
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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    No it's not mate. It's my next move I guess. When I get back to NZ tomorrow and get some time... Your's is disabled?
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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    Only thing I'm having trouble with now is a few minutes wait at the very end of the verbose string - A millisecond of apple logo, blank screen for a few minutes then the apple logo for a few seconds then I'm in. Would this normally be GPU issues? It's fine with Mojave. I'm wondering if it's the Optimus nVidia GPU which is buggering it around. Anybody tried Catalina with one of these GPUs in their laptop? Once it's going it seems fine and the UHD630 iGPU is working ok.
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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    Worked for my TP link T2U nano as well, even though it's not on the supported list. Thanks! And working on my TP Archer T2U nano. Thanks Chris You could put that wifi adapter on the supported list. If you like.
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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    I tried too. The file structure is way different - it makes a smallish system volume and another data volume. Some of my data went over ok but it wiped out all the apps. This was an update from the sys prefs. So I did a clean install still using sys prefs update and then migrated my stuff from Mojave. Seems ok but I'm getting a 5 minute wait between verbose boot and the apple logo just before the boot finish. On warm boot only. Cold boot seems fast the few times I've tried it. On the Zenbook only because I'm on holiday in China right now lol. So I think the new 2 volume method makes straight updates a bit useless. Clean install with migrate is good. I tried too. The file structure is way different - it makes a smallish system volume and another data volume. Some of my data went over ok but it wiped out all the apps. This was an update from the sys prefs. So I did a clean install still using sys prefs update and then migrated my stuff from Mojave. Seems ok but I'm getting a 5 minute wait between verbose boot and the apple logo just before the boot finish. On warm boot only. Cold boot seems fast the few times I've tried it. On the Zenbook only because I'm on holiday in China right now lol. So I think the new 2 volume method makes straight updates a bit useless. Clean install with migrate is good.
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    [pre-release] macOS Catalina

    Here's a weird thing. Not that I've got it going (ACPI stall, then get to the apple logo then blank screen) but what it has done is split my volume up into the OS and data. But the data has some other stuff in it - screenshot: No sign of the apps that were installed previous. So just to be clear, I had a few volumes - OSX, OSXbac and OSXHS now I have four - OSX and OSX data, OSXbak and OSXHS. I'll try a clean install now This is on my Zenbook
  7. New hack on my Asus Zenbook. It has a cool (in windows anyway) trackpad that works as a 2nd screen and so I was never confident of it working. I've tried all the kexts I can find and a DSDT and pinning it, but to no avail. Anyway, it works for a few seconds after boot but only if I've restarted from windows, so I'm guessing that it would work, but some kext or process that's loading after boot is stopping it. My question is, how do I find out what kexts are loading after boot? Is there a post boot log somewhere?? Then I can work through them and maybe disable that kext... Thanks
  8. Thanks! It only starts in safe mode now, won't start normally or in single user mode. Battery works I've attached the runme zip Send me petes-Mac-Pro-2.zip
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.5

    Ahh. I'm a bit slow lol. I do have a lot of Chrome crashes though. And a couple of kernel panics. Loving the lack of coil whine though!
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.5

    I don't have it on my Vega FE. No igpu (X299) And why is my metal - supported line different now??? Metal: Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily2 v1
  11. Firstly, this is not a guide, although it probably contains enough information to get your X299 hackintosh working. I'm not some flash software guy so you won't get good answers if you ask something technical. Secondly, huge credit to fabiosun. This is his X99 clover and it worked on my X299. So this is just a starting point and I'm looking forward to your help to make it better This was the easiest Hackintosh I have ever made! As background, my last hack was an X99 i7-5960x, with an R9 Nano and helper card. First hack was an X58 with xeon 6 core cpu X299 HackinCAD specs: Gigabyte X299 Aorus Gaming 9 i9-7900x Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Samsung NVME 960 evo (1tb) and backup Samsung 850 evo (1tb) SSD 32Gb 4x8gb Gskill DDR4 RGB (colourful!) EKWB 420 + 360 rad for cooling (which is really necessary for this CPU) Method: On my X99 hack I copied the whole EFI onto the most current Clover bootloader EFI. I pretty well stripped out the kexts and patches from that EFI and made a new and vanilla High Sierra install. Things to watch - Something on my previous HS install was borking it, possibly some modified kexts in S/L/E to do with my Nano, hence the new install. I used migration assistant after that, so all good. HWSensors in the plugins folder in FakeSMC was causing kp, had to remove. Still no Power management. The i9-7900 is sitting on full noise, using 140 watts and 60 deg even with my loop! I'm working on this but as I've pointed out, I'm not very technical, just stubborn. It's winter here and the CPU is warming my entire office, so it's not all bad. I have to use the normal heater now. Full speedstep working! Thanks again fabiosun The vega worked oob. I have nothing flagged or ticked. Boot screen is good, clover menu good. No boot to black or helper or igpu. BUT! It's less than half as fast in Cinebench as my old Nano. I'm hoping it'll get better as the drivers mature. My only boot flags are -V and npci=0x2000. This is how to do it (in pictures): Note 1: Some of the patches, efis and kexts might not be needed, I haven't tested them all yet. Note 2: Kernel patches to do with power management didn't work and can be removed. Note 3: I've since changed back to Mac Pro 6,1 with no issues. Since updated the SMBIOS to iMac 19,1 - you'll see it in the clover attachment. I've removed ALL of the kext and kernel patches and some of the kexts. Next up I'll do an overclock, now that idle has gone from 61 to 21 degrees. edit: head on over to guides to see my "How to overclock the skylake x" now running at 4.8Ghz http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/327056-guide-how-to-overclock-your-skylake-x/ After that I'll test the drivers. edit: drivers pruned down, still no patches and now no speedstep kext, still have 10 speedsteps. Check in the clover attachment for kexts and drivers. CLOVER.zip (refined and updated 12 Sept 2017)
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.4

    Mine's sticking at the same place. After no issues with updates for all of Mojave...
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    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    This one. It's pretty usual for the vega. I don't know if it interferes with the powerplay table because I don't use any of that stuff. VegaGraphicsFixup.kext.zip
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    Corsair iCUE (MacOS) Now Available as Open Beta!

    Thanks blazin! I was running the old CUE as an alpha / beta for ages but they never released it. This one works well on my K95 without the latest firmware update, although I did update it some time ago to V 3.0.5. As you can see it picked up my old macro key assignments just fine.
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    Killer Wireless-AC 1535

    Hi, I've had my Gigabyte X299 aorus 9 for a while now and would quite like to get the Wi-Fi going. Are there any kexts around for the Killer Wireless-AC 1535? Or any in the pipeline?? Or any way I can fake another wi fi card? Thanks in advance
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2

    Beta 2. No problems on the rig described in the sig.
  17. I remember back in the day when they moved from RISC to CISC chip. I think the last RISC they used was 68040? Anyway, after they moved it pretty well signalled the end of ARMs desktop computer chips and all manner of other computers stagnated - like Atari, Commodore, Acorn and I guess a few others. It'd be a MASSIVE undertaking to now develop a RISC chip to rival the i7 or i9 intel and to put it into production, just for Apple. Apples reasons for making the change originally still stand (mainly hitching a ride on the continued development of CISC, low price (comparatively speaking) because of high volume and compatibility of the various 'support' chips). So I'll believe it when I see it. For now I think it's just some Apple guy taking a trip down memory lane...
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    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    Yes true, but the root cause of the fan issues (in my opinion) is that it's not using a discrete GPU as such, and uses a propriety cooling system with small and high speed fans.
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.2

    They're not alone. Every time I start up windoze in my VM it updates the os... Anyway... Straightforward update. I haven't checked anything but all the USB ports I use are still working, as is my GPU
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    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    I've got an EK block on my card, so get no spin up. And just for the record, it's a Vega FE and works OOB on HS and Mojave - excepting I need the fixup kext to allow for 2 monitors on DP. What I was inferring with the original post is that Apple hasn't yet optimised the drivers for use without igpu because at the moment there isn't such an Apple machine. When there is such a machine (the new Mac Pro), they will make changes. I noticed this back in the day when I had an X58 on SMBIOS 6,1 and after that an X99 and finally my current X299. This might all only be great news for those of us without igpu on our motherboards.
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    Vega Frontier Edition on High Sierra

    It'll be interesting to see if a new Mac Pro with no igpu and probably shipping with the Vega will impact on the OS and the functionality of the drivers. The smbios 6,1 is still the best in some ways because of the lack of integrated GPU, but a refresh of this with a new Mac Pro release will def be welcome to the hackintosh community...
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave 10.14.1

    All good here
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    macOS Mojave - It's out!

    Has anyone else had an update as soon as they installed it?
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    [pre-release] macOS Mojave

    I tried onboard and adapters and got the same speed. So I use one of the onboard sockets now. My mobo has 3 onboard sockets and came with an adapter (Gigabyte Aorus 9 (X299)) so I use the one that's fastest and has best airflow. I only have one GPU though, and no other PCIE devices and the i9 7900 has heaps of spare whossnames.
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