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About Tristana

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  1. One snag I ran into was that the installer's Disk Utility was really unhappy with my OWC drive, perhaps because it had a separate Windows recovery NTFS partition. When I tried to erase the drive it failed and unmounted it, then wouldn't let me mount it again or use First Aid / Erase. I then erased the Windows recovery partition. I'm guessing a reboot may have lead Disk Utility in the installer working to format the drive, but I decided to pop the drive into my Macbook, used Disk Utility from within macOS and formatted it to HFS+ there. After that, things went smoothly. Was a little confused at first by having to relaunch my macOS install from Clover a few times, but then I remembered that the installer requires some resets. High Sierra is now running on my system! Copied my CLOVER folder from my thumb drive to the mounted EFI on my hard drive. Rebooting is working fine. Now to put it through the works and see what does/doesn't work! Is there any way I can get the bootloader to just boot straight into macOS, btw?
  2. tried again with the full CLOVER zip from you as well as your 3 edit suggestions. Also went ahead and created some fake SMBIOS info. Things seem to be working, thanks!
  3. Thanks MaLd0n, I'll overview my settings and see how they compare. It seems the issue was actually just that I had my flash drive plugged into a USB 3.1 port. Didn't realize the installer didn't have drivers for it. With the single USB 2.0 port on my mobo, things seem to be working. Things are currently sitting at the Apple logo with a 2/3 progress bar. I've attached a pic below. Is this normal? I'm going to let it sit for a while and see if it progresses.
  4. Hello all, When running the High Sierra installer via Clover, I'll initially get a loading bar with an apple logo above it but then a "Prohibited" symbol will appear. I grabbed my Kernel extensions and config.plist from this guide, in addition to using their BIOS settings: http://hackintosher.com/builds/asrock-h270-itxac-hackintosh-build-guide/ ((Admittedly I'm not quite sure what goes into the selection of the specific kexts and the config.plist setup, and given that the guide's mobo has a slightly different chipset I'm not sure if its choices are compatible- resources on doing this yourself would be appreciated if you know of any!)) My hardware setup is as follows: CPU: i5-7600k Mobo: ASRock Z270m Pro4 RAM: Mushkin Blackline 2x8GB DDR4 2400 [in slots A2+B2 as per manual listed priority] GPU: integrated (Intel HD 630) Storage: 480GB OWC SSD in SATA3_1 Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD in SATA3_2 I'm going to search around and try some things, but any help is appreciated!
  5. Update: I got it to work! For some reason my MBP had decided today that it wouldn't boot to the OS anymore (the loading bar beneath the Apple logo would get to 50% then the system would shut down). Tried an NVRAM reset as well as reseating the hardware and connectors, but no dice. Having nothing to lose, I booted into my High Sierra installer, erased the hard drive, and ran the installer. Annnnd... it couldn't connect to the recovery server. Turns out my system time was wrong, probably from the NVRAM reset, so I set the date in Terminal and tried again. Success! The installer did an EFI update, then the High Sierra install and everything seems to be working now. Now I wish I knew *why* it worked (or rather, why it *didn't* on the HD with a prior install). ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  6. Heya, I'm curious if anybody's had and solved issues with installing High Sierra on an official Apple product. I've got a late 2011 Macbook Pro that I've been unable to get it working on. When I first tried installing it, I ran it directly off the Macbook's hard drive. The installer would fail each time I rebooted with message that "the path /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged". Thankfully I already had all the data I cared about backed up (though not as a Time Machine backup I could restore from) as the system was nearly bricked- I could no longer boot into the prior El Capitan install. I tried a bunch of things to no avail: What did end up working was erasing the hard drive with Disk Utility and reinstalling an OS over the internet (I believe it went with Mavericks or Yosemite though I upgraded back to El Capitan thereafter). Last night, I decided to try my hand at installing High Sierra again, not out of a desire to use the new OS so much as not wanting to be defeated. This time, I downloaded the full 5gb+ installer from the app store and created USB install media from it, also creating an El Capitan installer for backup if I needed it. Booting from the High Sierra installer on the USB drive and attempting to install resulted in an error of "This copy of the Install macOS High Sierra.app application is damaged and can't be used to install macOS". Removed the 3rd party RAM I had installed, and tried again- same issue. Tried some other recommend things like restoring my Hosts file to its default state and disabling SIP, no dice. At someone's suggestion, I booted back into El Capitan and then deleted the "InstallInfo.plist" file from the package contents of my High Sierra usb installer. I rebooted back into the installer, and this time I was able to accept Apple's conditions and select a drive to install High Sierra on- however, the installer then fails with the message "The operation couldn't be completed. Permission Denied" So, I'm now stuck without an idea of what to do. My best guess as to why this is happening is that the installer is unhappy with the fact that I'm using a 3rd party hard drive in my Macbook. Unfortunately, I have no idea where in the world my original hard drive currently is. Any ideas on what else to try, or a known work-around? In Googling around, it seems that others have this problem but I haven't found a fix. I'm not *too* bummed as my MBP still works in El Capitan- but now I feel challenged to get High Sierra to work!
  7. Hey all! The Macbook Pro I used as my main computer is on its last legs, so I decided to cobble together some components I had from other builds into a “new” Windows machine. Thing is, even with some settings modifications and tools like RocketDock, I still miss the behaviors and aesthetic of my Mac ;c So, I’ve decided to pursue grabbing a new cpu/mobo/ram combo and building a Hackintosh/Windows hybrid machine. I had a couple questions regarding my boot drive, though. 1. If the motherboard I select supports booting from an NVMe/PCIe M.2 SSD, can I boot macOS High Sierra from it? Will it necessitate a tool like Clover to do so? (I'm currently eyeing the ASRock Z270M Pro4, if that's relevant) 2. If I partition this drive into two parts, can I format them separately for each OS- e.g. HFS+ on one half for macOS, NTFS or exFAT for Windows on the other? If not, can macOS be installed on an exFAT drive?