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    EFI Not Mounting

    Hi, if you are not booted in safe mode (-x) then you should be able to mount EFI partition. I assume that you have only one HDD with EFI partition then try the following command sudo diskutil mount EFI to unmount EFI partition you can issue the following command sudo diskutil umount EFI NOTE: sudo temporary switches into 'administrator' account which is required to mound a partition. If nothing else works you always can use live Linux and manually mount required partition and edit configuration file manually (works every time). A good live Linux distributions is Knoppix -- just get 8GB flash drive and you ready to go. osx151212
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    Intel HD Graphics 3000 stuck at here

    Hi, you can try to patch through Clover bootloader if you use it. Go into Options->Graphics->FakeID and try to boot. If it works then use Clover configurator to make the change permanent. NOTE: according following information only starting from HD4000 are supported video cards. It does not mean that it will not work, may be acceleration will not be supported or you have to patch/backport port kext. osx151212
  3. Hello, I have a computer with Mojave and ASUS GeForce GTX 760 2GB video card. MS Windows after installation of proper drivers shows 2GB of VRAM. OSX Mojave shows only 1GB. The video card in Mojave works OOB after installation and does not require any additional driver/kext. Question: Is this normal behavior? What is required to be done so that Mojave was able to use all 2GB of VRAM. osx151212
  4. Hi, the issue has been resolved with following patch <key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>fix IO error ICH10 for 10.13, credit SunKi</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> RYX2D5XCiciD4P5mhcl4D4TSdQs= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> iciD4P5mhckPmMFBCMyQkJCQdQs= </data> </dict> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>fix hotplug ICH10 for 10.13, credit SunKi</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> icglQGACAD1AIAAAdQyB4b9///+Ji1EBAAA= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> kJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJA= </data> </dict> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>External icons patch</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> RXh0ZXJuYWw= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> SW50ZXJuYWw= </data> </dict> </array> Special thanks to crazybirdy, sunKi and all of you out there that make this happens. osx151212
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    Not Find EFI Folder

    Hi, if you have only one EFI partition then you can 'mount' it by issuing following command in terminal sudo diskutil mount EFI <-- you will be asked for your password If you have more than one EFI partition then issue following commands diskutil list <-- see what disks and partitions you have sudo -s -H <-- you will be asked for your password mkdir /Volumes/EFI mount -t msdos /dev/disk?s1 /Volumes/EFI <-- ? you get from first command exit <-- exit superuser priveliges Now you should be able to access your EFI partition in Finder osx151212
  6. Hello, I have P7H55-M LX board which has 6 SATA connectors with WD 80GB or WD 500GB HDDs. I attempt to install Mojave, 'Disk Tool' fails to erase disk with an error 'Unable to write to the last block of the device'. BIOS has limited options - HDDs configured to use AHCI. Some reading gave me several leads to similar problem link 1, link 2, link 3 AppleAHCIPort Find --> 40600200 Replace --> 00000000 In clover bootloader 'Kexts to patch' <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>ALPM IO Error AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> QGACAA== </data> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleAHCIPort</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> AAAAAA== </data> </dict> The patch was added in 'Clover configurator' (config.plist) but the problem did not go away. Some suspicion was born about the disk itself, I tried to use another HDD with same outcome. If the disk is connected to USB port through 'USB to SATA' adapter then disk can be erased in 'Disk Tool' and installation proceed as expected. I believe that the problem related to SATA controller not activated properly or SATA driver does not work with SATA controller. 'Disk Tool' sees SATA HDD but can not use/access it properly. Is there any solution to the problem? NOTE #1: If I boot Knoppix 8.1 from USB then I have no problem to partition the disk. I have attempted to wipe up HDD with zeros few hundred MB of the disk with 'dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/diskX' in Linux -- the problem still persist. In 'Disk Tool' selected 'All drives' and operation to erase drive -- ends with above mentioned error. NOTE #2: Next webpage (in Russian) states that H55 chipsets not much different from ICH10. Thank you, osx151212
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    XFX Radeon HD 5770

    Hello duffs, Ok, I tried your config_new.plist -- the computer boots with 'Apple logo' on the screen and progress bar at 0%. (I can ssh into the computer). For fullness of the test I have connected the monitor to all three connectors DVI, DVI, HDMI (cable HDMI to DVI). I have saved ioreg for GFX0 and dmesg output which you will find attached to this message. What is interesting, I have a config file with nothing related for video card. When the computer boots I see progress bar to go upto 40-45% (probably upto the point when card switches into graphics mode), when the computer rebooted or shut down on the screen I see a rotating circle (what typical when graphics card working in graphics mode). Well this card is real puzzle, I read that XFX deviate from suggested design and with some cards people had problems. ---- Quote ------------------------------------------------------------ Definition of the term 'Reference Design / Layout'The "reference design" is the PCB design AMD publishes when releasing a new card. Vendors like Sapphire or XFX can then decide to use this reference design for their cards or develop their own (somehow improved or cheaper) board layout.In the past Apple has included Framebuffers for AMDs reference layouts which usually provide full functionality for those cards.For the future this is quite unlikely, because Apple has abandoned the classic MacPro, which was the only Mac using standard PCI cards.The physical ports of a card are no sufficient criterion to decide whether it's a reference card or not. It's a good hint though, and the best you can get without dumping the cards vBIOS, so I'll include this information in the compatibility chart.My personal opinion on this: If you need multi screen support (especially Eyefinity = more than 2) and don’t want to risk any trouble, get something as close to the reference layout as possible. If you're happy with one screen, get any variant you'd like to have, in most cases it will do the job just fine. ---- End quote ----------------------------------------------------- Thank you for help, osx151212 config.plist dmesg.txt ioreg.txt
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    XFX Radeon HD 5770

    Hi Duffs, I attempted to boot the computer without clover patching for video card with 'WhateverGreen.kext' [SMBIOS Mac5,1] -- got screen with debug text [-v option] and nothing else. Still can ssh into computer remotely. dmesg has following message kPEDDisableScreen 1 bool IOAccelDisplayMachine2::display_mode_did_change(uint32_t): vendor driver return false As I mentioned earlier 'WhateverGreen' documentation does not guaranty to work with video cards which do not have EFI GOP [my case]. osx151212 dmesg.txt
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    XFX Radeon HD 5770

    Hi Duffs, I applied suggested 'patched' connectors into config_vervet.plist (see attachments) -- at boot I see 'Apple' logo with progress bar at 0%. I can ssh into the computer and run commands -- please see attachment for debugging information. I am running out of ideas how to troubleshoot/resolve the issue with XFX Radeon HD 5770. Kexts are loaded, ioreg has reference to Vervet, dmesg states that 'ATY, Vervet: Not usable'. Please check that clover patch for AMD5000Controller applied correctly in config_verver.plist (it is first time when I use it -- I hope that I did it right). NOTE: I have booted the computer with config_vervet.plist configuration file, issued commands touch /System/Library/Extensions touch /Library/Extensions kextcache -Boot -U / and then reboot the computer. I believe that clover on this boot should be able to patch AMD5000Controller on the fly -- still no luck. I wonder if SMBIOS I have chosen can affect AMD5000Controller.kext? osx151212 config_vervet.plist dmesg.log ioreg.log kextstat.log
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    XFX Radeon HD 5770

    Hello duffs, I used following instruction to patch AMD5000Controller.kext [I attach output of the commands to this post] and my patch looks somewhat different Output of amd-personality.php for AMD5000Controller.kext / Vervet frame buffer -------------------------AMD5000Controller.kext------------------------- Vervet (4) @ 0x1af1c0 DP, DVI-D, DVI-SL, HDMI 000400000004000000710000000000001204040200000000 040000001400000000710000000000000112010400000000 000200001400000000710000000000000000060300000000 000800000002000000710000000000002205050100000000 Output of radeon_bios_decode ATOM BIOS Rom: SubsystemVendorID: 0x1682 SubsystemID: 0x2990 IOBaseAddress: 0xe000 Filename: 577ZNFA5.BIN BIOS Bootup Message: JUNIPER BIOS UCODEv:126 PCI ID: 1002:68b8 Connector at index 0 Type [@offset 44664]: DisplayPort (10) Encoder [@offset 44668]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21) i2cid [@offset 44784]: 0x91, OSX senseid: 0x2 HotPlugID: 4 Connector at index 1 Type [@offset 44674]: HDMI-A (11) Encoder [@offset 44678]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (0x21) i2cid [@offset 44811]: 0x90, OSX senseid: 0x1 HotPlugID: 5 Connector at index 2 Type [@offset 44684]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 44688]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (0x20) i2cid [@offset 44848]: 0x93, OSX senseid: 0x4 HotPlugID: 1 Connector at index 3 Type [@offset 44694]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 44698]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC2 (0x16) i2cid [@offset 44848]: 0x93, OSX senseid: 0x4 HotPlugID: 1 Connector at index 4 Type [@offset 44704]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 44708]: INTERNAL_UNIPHY (0x1e) i2cid [@offset 44885]: 0x92, OSX senseid: 0x3 HotPlugID: 6 Connector at index 5 Type [@offset 44714]: DVI-I (2) Encoder [@offset 44718]: INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (0x15) i2cid [@offset 44885]: 0x92, OSX senseid: 0x3 HotPlugID: 6 Output of redsock_bios_decoder 577ZNFA5.BIN: JUNIPER BIOS UCODEv:126 ^M Subsystem Vendor ID: 1682 Subsystem ID: 2990 Object Header Structure Size: 384 Connector Object Table Offset: 52 Router Object Table Offset: 0 Encoder Object Table Offset: 111 Display Path Table Offset: 12 Connector Object Id [19] which is [DISPLAY_PORT] encoder obj id [0x21] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (osx txmit 0x12 [duallink 0x2] enc 0x4)] linkb: false Connector Object Id [12] which is [HDMI_TYPE_A] encoder obj id [0x21] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY2 (osx txmit 0x22 [duallink 0x2] enc 0x5)] linkb: true Connector Object Id [2] which is [DVI_I] encoder obj id [0x20] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY1 (osx txmit 0x11 [duallink 0x1] enc 0x2)] linkb: false Connector Object Id [2] which is [DVI_I] encoder obj id [0x16] which is [INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC2] linkb: false Connector Object Id [2] which is [DVI_I] encoder obj id [0x1e] which is [INTERNAL_UNIPHY (osx txmit 0x10 [duallink 0x0] enc 0x0)] linkb: false Connector Object Id [2] which is [DVI_I] encoder obj id [0x15] which is [INTERNAL_KLDSCP_DAC1 (osx txmit 0x00 enc 0x10?)] linkb: false It is a little bit confusing as output commands has 6 connectors and 'personality' Vervet has only 4 (matching number of physical connectors on video card). Ok, lets construct connectors which consist of 4 groups 2 digits (transmitter, encoder, hotplug id, sense id) 12040402 : DP (Display Port) 22050501 : HDMI 11020104 : DVI-DL (DVI Dual Link) 10000603 : DVI-DL (DVI Dual Link) Now Connector type must be defined onnector Type LVDS 0 × 00000002 = 02 00 00 00 Note: Laptop Monitor Connector Type DVIDL 0 × 00000004 = 04 00 00 00 Note: Dual Link DVI Connector Type VGA 0 × 00000010 = 10 00 00 00 Connector Type SV 0 × 00000080 = 08 00 00 00 Connector Type DP = 0 × 00000400 = 00 04 00 00 Connector Type HDMI 0 × 00000800 = 00 08 00 00 Connector Type DVISL 0 × 00000200 = 00 02 00 00 Note: Single Link DVI 00040000 : DP 00080000 : HDMI 04000000 : DVI-DL 04000000 : DVI-DL Control flags 0×0002 : LVDS ControlFlag : 0×0040 and 0×0100 0×0004 : DVI-DL ControlFlag : 0×0016, 0×0014, and 0×0214 0×0010 : VGA ControlFlag : 0×0010 0×0080 : S-Video ControlFlag : 0×0002 0×0200 : DVI-SL ControlFlag : 0×0014, 0×0214, and 0×0204 0×0400 : DisplayPort ControlFlag : 0×0100, 0×0104, 0×0304, 0×0604, and 0×0400 0×0800 : HDMI ControlFlag : 0×0204 Translated in to standard control flags: Connector Type DP 04 03 00 00 Connector Type HDMI 04 02 00 00 Connector Type DVIDL 14 02 00 00 Connector Type DVISL 04 02 00 00 Connector Type S-VD 02 00 00 00 Connector Type LVDS 00 01 00 00 04030000 : DP 04020000 : HDMI 14020000 : DVI-DL 14020000 : DVI-DL Feature block -- following the instructions it is not fully understood block. It is mentioned that last two digits should be zerroed and digits 5-6 define port activation order. Ok copy our 'Vervet' block and modify it to reflect our changes Original 'Vervet' frame buffer connectors Vervet (4) @ 0x1af1c0 DP, DVI-D, DVI-SL, HDMI 000400000004000000710000000000001204040200000000 040000001400000000710000000000000112010400000000 000200001400000000710000000000000000060300000000 000800000002000000710000000000002205050100000000 Modified to this point Vervet (4) @ 0x1af1c0 DP, DVI-D, DVI-SL, HDMI 000400000403000000710400000000001204040200000000 : DP activate #4 000800000402000000710300000000002205050100000000 : HDMI activate #3 040000001402000000710100000000001102010400000000 : DVI-DL activate #1 040000001402000000710200000000001000060300000000 : DVI-DL activate #2 Legend : 000400000403000000710000000000001204040200000000 : DP 1. Connector type 2. Control flags 3. Feature block 4. Reserved future use 5. Transmitter, Encoder, Hotplug ID, Sense ID 6. Reserved future use Our 'calculation' agree on most position except control flags for HDMI port [mine 0402][yours 0400]. Please confirm that my 'calculation' is correct (at least based on the instruction mentioned earlier). AMD5000Controller.kext does not honor activation order, this field utilized in controllers starting with AMD7000Controller.kext Thank you, osx151212 amd-personality.php amd-personality.txt radeon_bios_decode radeon_bios_decode.txt redsock_bios_decoder redsock_bios_decoder.txt c0000.bin
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    XFX Radeon HD 5770

    Hello, some reading on 'Whatevergreen' kext caught the following statement by my eye ---- Quote ---------------------------------------------------------------- What are the hardware requirements for WhateverGreen? Full UEFI without CSM. You are strongly recommended to flash a UEFI-compatible ROM unless your card already has it. Failing to do so will quite likely result in issues in multi-monitor configurations and possibly even in single-monitor configurations. It may stil work for non-UEFI motherboards, try at your own risk. There are known issues when using 2 or more GPUs in multi-monitor configurations. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- My video card XFX Radeon HD 5770 as of this moment is not EFI ready (I did not patch VBIOS yet). NOTE #1: VBIOS for XFX Radeon HD5770 (Juniper) is included as attachment to this post. NOTE #2: I am on 'Legacy' computer P5KPL-VM, E8400, 4GB DDR2 800MHz, latest BIOS, clover bootloader -- OSX El Capitan/ Sierra/ High Sierra osx151212 c0000.bin
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    XFX Radeon HD 5770

    Hello, I've booted the computer [Sierra, clover ATI patch, Vervet, no Lilu/Whatevergreen kext] with iMac11,2 SMBIOS to look at dmesg and ioreg output [ssh into the hackintosh]. bash-3.2# dmesg | egrep -i 'AGPM|GFX0|IGPU|ATY|Vervet' [AGPM Controller] build gpuDict by GPU GFX0. AGPM::start - publish fMinPowerState = 0 fMaxPowerState = 3 ATY,Vervet: Not usable ATY,Vervet: Not usable ATY,Vervet: Not usable For some reason 'Vervet' frameboofer is 'Not usable' what causes graphics mode fail. bash-3.2# kextstat | grep AMD 77 1 0xffffff7f82187000 0x14c000 0x14c000 com.apple.kext.AMDSupport (1.4.4) DE6DDF10-212A-31AC-9866-AD498B159045 <76 73 12 11 7 5 4 3 1> 78 0 0xffffff7f829bd000 0x769000 0x769000 com.apple.kext.AMD5000Controller (1.4.4) 8E382918-AE78-3092-9DCB-E7D4C35895BB <77 73 12 11 5 4 3 1> 81 0 0xffffff7f82382000 0x608000 0x608000 com.apple.AMDRadeonX3000 (1.4.4) 9BA87B01-1C6A-3F8C-98DA-A56416DD21C2 <80 79 73 12 7 5 4 3 1> bash-3.2# Please see attached files. Any clue what is wrong and how to debug the problem is greatly appreciated. osx151212 dmesg.txt ioreg_gfx0.txt
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    XFX Radeon HD 5770

    Hello ricoc90, yesterday late night I figured out that Mac5,1 has ECC memory and AppleTyMCEDriver error related to memory ECC. Thank you for provided options to go around AppleTyMCEDriver error. I've tried -nehalem_error_disable option -- as result got black screen with 'progress bar' line and no 'Apple' logo. I believe that the computer booted but no graphics output. Can it be somehow be related to framebuffer? I tried clover patch with frame buffer 'Vervet', 'Uakari', 'Alouatta' (4 ports) -- there is no difference. Clover AMDcontroller framebuffers I read on this issue and according following link 'Radeon HD 5770' supposedly should work OOB (my understanding is that Mac5,1 has this card installed in [with Apple VBIOS] -- I decided to give a try Mac5,1 SMBIOS because there was other error message in log [dmesg] about AGPM -- graphics card power management [ioreg shows that I have GFX0 and AGPM expects IGPU]). Radeon Compatibility Guide - ATI/AMD Graphics Cards My experimentation lead me to believe that somehow the problem probably related to framebuffer connectors be incorrect in framebuffer and not matching VBIOS. I've attempted to patch framebuffer connectors [Vervet] (through clover kext patch) but without success -- I am not sure that I did it right, if somebody could check it out then it would be great help. This video card works well in Linux (Knoppix) and Windows 10 -- I do not have enough experience with Radeon HD cards in OSX (I had a success with Radeon HD 5450 through clover patch). At some point I even read on VBIOS EFI patching but I believe that in my case it will not resolve the issue (although it might be desirable if the card get used with real Mac). AMD and Nvidia GOP update (VBIOS EFI patching) I have tried iMac11,2 SMBIOS which has IGPU to avoid dmesg AGPM message -- still no graphics mode working. NOTE: I have tried to disable clover AMD Graphic patching and utilize as alternative Lilu and WhatEverGreen kexts with -v flag -- I can see on the screen boot process but no 'Apple' logo and progress bar appear, I believe that the computer boot successfully but without graphics mode (I did not try connect to HDMI connector). INFO: XFX Radeon HD 5770 with 4 connectors [ 2xDVI, HDMI, DP] osx151212
  14. Hi, I have P5KPL-AM mainboard and to make the computer sleep you need to change jumper position for USB Keyboard/Mouse power [PS2_USBPW14] (see Manual English version page 1-9) P5KPL-AM SE Manual (English version) It is quite common situation on old ASUS mainboards (I had it first time on P5GC-MX/1333 board). NOTE: GeForce 240 does not support 'Metal' in Mojave (try to play DVD to see manifestation of the problem). You can replace video card with GTX650 Ti (Kepler microarchitecture 600 series cards should work) or GTX710 (with 700 series you should be on alert for example 750 Ti has Maxwell core which is not supported, you need a video card with Kepler core) 1. Metal (API) 2. Supported GPUs 3. Kepler (microarchitecture) GeForce 600 series (look for code name starting with GK.... -- GeForce Kepler) GeForce 700 series (look for code name starting with GK.... -- GeForce Kepler) osx151212
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