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  1. So here's the solution to my problem: change the system definition! Every time I tried to use the computer, it would work just fine, until I stopped doing anything and just let it idle. Then it would freeze in a few minutes. It was hard finding a solution to this because the internet is full of discussions about *random* freezes and my computer's freezing was not random. Eventually I found a few board postings by people with similar issues and they suggested the problem was power management, caused by an incorrect system definition. Mine was set to iMac12,2. I googled "system definition sandy bridge" and found that the best one to use was iMac12,1. So I changed it to 12,1 and...problem solved! I left home for a couple hours and when I came back it was in sleep mode, just as it should be, and it woke up perfectly normally. I hope this helps anyone having the same problem.
  2. So, I'm having issues now I never had before. My hackintosh works almost perfectly except for one little issue: it can't go to sleep and wake up without crashing somehow. This only started after I installed the latest system update. Four times since then I've let it go to sleep. Twice, it actually did sleep but then froze when waking up. One of the other times it rebooted automatically, so when I returned to the computer the Clover boot screen was up, and the other time it just froze instead of sleeping. Interestingly, it left log files the last two times (when it didn't actually sleep). This is the second one, when it froze. The timestamp is from when the computer was rebooting after I hit the reset button (time on the frozen screen was 5:16, time when I got back to the login screen after reboot was 5:22): {"timestamp":"2018-08-18 19:21:57.93 -0500","bug_type":"211","os_version":"Mac OS X 10.13.6 (17G65)"} {"_marker":"<metadata>","_preferredUserInterfaceLanguage":"en","_userInterfaceLanguage":"en","_userSetRegionFormat":"US","startTimestamp":"2018-08-18T22:56:04Z","version":"1.0"} {"message":{"Uptime":1000,"activations":1,"activeTime":1414,"idleTimeouts":1,"uptime":1758},"name":"comappleosanalyticssystemUsage","uuid":"00866801-81a5-466a-a51e-a24b606ce5f1"} {"message":{"BogusFieldNotActuallyEverUsed":null,"Count":1},"name":"TwoHourHeartbeatCount","uuid":"7ad14604-ce6e-45f3-bd39-5bc186d92049"} {"message":{"BogusFieldNotActuallyEverUsed":null,"Count":1},"name":"OneDayHeartBeatCount","uuid":"a4813163-fd49-44ea-b3e1-e47a015e629c"} {"_marker":"<end-of-file>"} Is this at all related to the problem? My hardware is a Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 with Intel Core i5-2500K. System definition is iMac 12,2. Running the latest version of High Sierra, 10.13.6.
  3. Tom Snow

    Can't install system update

    Finally installed the system update! And at the same time, fixed something else that had confused me. Ever since I installed High Sierra, I always wondered why "Install macOS High Sierra" was still an option at the Clover boot screen even though I had no installer on my computer. Then I found out its purpose yesterday: it's there to complete update installation. So I installed the Combo Update one more time, then rebooted, and then at the Clover boot screen chose "Install macOS High Sierra." That finally did it! It took something like 10 or 15 minutes to install, then rebooted again, and now my system is finally up to date (until Mojave comes out).
  4. Tom Snow

    Can't install system update

    Combo Update didn't work either. I tried 10.13.6 and 10.13.5 and neither fully installed, and I'm still stuck at 10.13.0.
  5. Tom Snow

    Can't install system update

    It was 10.13.0. Thanks for the tip, I'll check out Combo Update next.
  6. Hello everyone, I recently updated my Sandy Bridge machine (Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mobo with Intel Core i5-2500K), built in 2012, to High Sierra. The installation happened much more smoothly than previous updates and my system works mostly fine, except for one thing...the App Store is telling me I need to install the High Sierra 10.13.6 update which requires a system restart. I have downloaded this update, installed it, and restarted the computer several times, and yet nothing happens and the system is not updated. Does anyone know what's going on here?
  7. Success so far...I followed both solutions (copying nullcpupowermanagement.kext to kexts/other and checking AppleIntelCPUPM in Clover Configurator) and the installer booted and installed High Sierra. After installing, it booted correctly which pleasantly surprised me because every other time I upgraded, I always had to deal with KPs and get solutions from the forum. But now I'm running High Sierra just fine! Except, the audio doesn't work and Seamonkey, my preferred browser, always crashes anytime I use it. However, these are Clover problems which I've encountered on previous upgrades and should be easily fixed.
  8. Thanks! I'll get to that as soon as I can, and let everyone know the results.
  9. Hello everyone, it sure has been a while since I last posted here. I'm trying to upgrade my Hackintosh to High Sierra, and right now it's running Sierra which I installed last year. My hardware is a Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mobo with Intel Core i5-2500K. Unfortunately, I can't even run the installer. I have an installer USB stick with Clover 4558 on it, and whenever I try to run the installer from it, I get a KP after an extremely long boot process. There are so many panic messages that flash by so fast, but I think I got everything relevant in these pics.
  10. I don't know if you had the same problem I did, but it may have been Lilu.kext. If that was the issue, I have a thread documenting my quest to fix it here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/332734-kernel-panic-after-security-update-cant-boot-into-recovery/
  11. Success! I had to delete and copy everything in Terminal (that was a real pain) but I did it. I had to manually create all the subdirectories and painstakingly copy the files into those directories. After that, from the /System/Library/Extensions directory: chmod -R 755 Lilu.kext chown -R root:wheel Lilu.kext I restarted the computer after that and it booted normally.
  12. It looks like I might be able to fix it. I just found my "Install macOS Sierra" bootable USB and was able to boot the computer off of that. Now I'll try to replace the Lilu.kext and I'll let you know if that works.
  13. Hello everyone, ever since installing the security update at the end of January, I've been having two issues. The first is the kernel panic that happens every time I try to boot. After much research, here and elsewhere, I learned that the issue is Lilu.kext which I did not update prior to installing the security update. So now I have the latest version downloaded to a USB drive, but I cannot copy it to the hackintosh... Every time I try to boot into Recovery, the system just locks up. So I tried replacing the file via the UEFI shell and again from Kali, and in both cases I couldn't because both OS's see the Mac's file system as "read-only." I did some research on how to fix Recovery and found that I need to put FakeSMC.kext in the /EFI/CLOVER/Kexts/Other directory on the Recovery HD, which I cannot do for the same reason I can't replace the Lilu file (the HD is read-only to all other OS's). I tried booting off my old Snow Leopard CD, and that doesn't work either; every time I try it just quits mid-boot, resets the computer and reboots into Clover. Can anyone give me any suggestions? I'm out of ideas at this point.
  14. Tom Snow

    Everything works...but no audio

    Success! I downloaded Clover Configurator, opened config.plist with it, and made exactly the change shown in your screenshot. I have audio now! There was a problem at first: when I first rebooted after changing the configuration, the sound worked but objects on the screen flickered, and the computer froze up while playing a video. I rebooted again, and now everything works fine.
  15. So after many problems over the last few weeks I FINALLY got my five-year-old Hackintosh running Sierra. Only problem: no sound. The computer doesn't detect any audio devices. My hardware is a Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 mobo with Intel Core i5-2500K, and under Mountain Lion and Yosemite I used the Realtek ALC889 codec. I should add that when I installed Yosemite I had this same problem, and to fix it I had to install an old driver that was made for Mavericks. That was using the post-installation tool from that other Hackintosh site; I'm trying not to use anything from there for my Sierra installation. I used Kext Utility to install AppleALC and Lilu, but this made no difference. My computer also won't accept DSDTs; every time I've put a DSDT in CLOVER/ACPI/patched, the computer always kernel panicked on boot with "expected 4 threads but only found 5 for die 0." So, I don't think a DSDT is the solution.