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  1. MikeDece

    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Yeah once, I removed the default 900x600 resolution and adjusted it to fit mine, I was able to get it to the point where it allowed me to use the diskutility tool in order to repartition and whatnot. Once I created the base partition and it copied the files over from the USB to the installation partition, and I'd boot into it, it got about midway before stopping and telling me the `NSLocalizedDescription` error as seen in the following JSON response: 2018-12-05 11:35:49+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: PackageKit: Install Failed: Error Domain=PKInstallErrorDomain Code=110 "An error occurred while extracting files from the package “Core.pkg”." UserInfo={PKInstallPackageSHA256Digest=f6947c0c5ae5d2bd3bf90a557647131c186627831e182a624c8239b5ed9cd2c4, NSLocalizedDescription=An error occurred while extracting files from the package “Core.pkg”., NSFilePath=/Volumes/macOS/.OSInstallSandboxPath/Root, NSURL=Core.pkg -- file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg, PKInstallPackageIdentifier=com.apple.pkg.Core, NSUnderlyingError=0x7fba4786a1f0 {Error Domain=PKXARArchiveErrorDomain Code=101 "archive verify failed" UserInfo={NSURL=file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/Core.pkg#Payload, NSFileOwnerAccountID=0, NSFileHFSTypeCode=0, NSFileSystemFileNumber=462, NSFileExtensionHidden=false, NSFileSystemNumber=16777245, NSFileSize=4460809648, NSFileGroupOwnerAccountID=0, NSFileOwnerAccountName=root, NSFilePosixPermissions=420, NSFileHFSCreatorCode=0, NSFileCreationDate=2018-07-04 19:40:30 +0000, NSFileType=NSFileTypeRegular, NSFileGroupOwnerAccountName=wheel, NSFileReferenceCount=1, NSFileModificationDate=2018-07-04 19:42:05 +0000, NSLocalizedDescription=archive verify failed}}} { NSFilePath = "/Volumes/macOS/.OSInstallSandboxPath/Root"; NSLocalizedDescription = "An error occurred while extracting files from the package \U201cCore.pkg\U201d."; NSURL = "Core.pkg -- file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg"; NSUnderlyingError = "Error Domain=PKXARArchiveErrorDomain Code=101 \"archive verify failed\" UserInfo={NSURL=file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/Core.pkg#Payload, NSFileOwnerAccountID=0, NSFileHFSTypeCode=0, NSFileSystemFileNumber=462, NSFileExtensionHidden=false, NSFileSystemNumber=16777245, NSFileSize=4460809648, NSFileGroupOwnerAccountID=0, NSFileOwnerAccountName=root, NSFilePosixPermissions=420, NSFileHFSCreatorCode=0, NSFileCreationDate=2018-07-04 19:40:30 +0000, NSFileType=NSFileTypeRegular, NSFileGroupOwnerAccountName=wheel, NSFileReferenceCount=1, NSFileModificationDate=2018-07-04 19:42:05 +0000, NSLocalizedDescription=archive verify failed}"; PKInstallPackageIdentifier = "com.apple.pkg.Core"; PKInstallPackageSHA256Digest = f6947c0c5ae5d2bd3bf90a557647131c186627831e182a624c8239b5ed9cd2c4; } There was no prior microsoft install, I had some partition table that wasn't the GPT, on which I had a main partition with a Fedora LLVM partition and an extended partition that contained Gentoo and Ubuntu. When I was going through the install I wiped the entire disk, created a GPT table, and made two formatted HFS+ filesystem partitions from an Ubuntu Live USB, which I later deleted and reformatted from the disk utility tool found in the HighSierra install. After making these posts, I tried to obtain a legitimate MacOS HS installer which I had my friend download for me (since it wasn't letting me do it), verified it, and repeated the process. Got the same result as before. Note: Since I don't have a Mac myself, I used VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04 to run the latest Sierra to create the USB installer for part 1. Apologies for the late response, I gave up on hackintosh and just installed Windows and ElementaryOS. I'd be willing to give it another shot but at the moment I don't see the sensibility if I can't create a proper installer without having access to a Mac.
  2. MikeDece

    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I thought that the error was that they couldn't verify the file or something so I had my friend grab me an authentic installation of High Sierra and tried doing it with that but I got the same error. Although it didn't make much sense, since you should be able to verify files without an internet connection, I tried plugging mine in anyway as a last ditch effort, which also did nothing. The same error as above is what I got.
  3. MikeDece

    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    As a follow up to my previous post, it was in fact just the config.plist that needed to be renamed. However, when I got to step 1.5 where you boot into the actual partition, I was given the "macOS could not be installed on your computer" error yet again. This time I realized that you can open the bash shell so I did that and found what seems to be the relevant error message in /private/var/log/install.log. /private/var/log/install.log 2018-12-05 11:34:47+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: PackageKit: ----- Begin install ----- 2018-12-05 11:34:47+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: PackageKit: request=PKInstallRequest <3 packages, destination=/Volumes/macOS> 2018-12-05 11:34:47+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: PackageKit: packages=( "PKLeopardPackage <id=com.apple.pkg.Core, version=10.13.6.1.1.1530695593, url=file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/Core.pkg>", "PKLeopardPackage <id=com.apple.pkg.EmbeddedOSFirmware, version=10.13.6.1.1.1530695593, url=file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/EmbeddedOSFirmware.pkg>", "PKLeopardPackage <id=com.apple.pkg.SecureBoot, version=10.13.6.1.1.1530695593, url=file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/SecureBoot.pkg>" ) 2018-12-05 11:34:47+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: Evaluating 1 disks 2018-12-05 11:34:47+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: Evaluating <SKDisk 0x7fba46b98990: { Volume Name: "OS X Base System" BSD Name: disk22s1 Mount point: /Volumes/OS X Base System 1 Role: kSKDiskRoleLegacyMacData Type: kSKDiskTypeHFS isValid: YES volumeUUID: A9B8826A-0097-3FBF-90D1-31A71529AF8B}> 2018-12-05 11:34:47+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: Warning: Couldn't find boardID, chipID, & ECID in new namespace, falling back 2018-12-05 11:34:47+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: Warning: Couldn't find boardID, chipID, & ECID in new namespace, falling back 2018-12-05 11:34:47+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: OS X Base System is a valid target. 2018-12-05 11:35:46+00 MacBook-Pro Installer Progress[180]: Status is "Installation is in progress. Calculating time remaining…" 2018-12-05 11:35:49+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: PackageKit: Install Failed: Error Domain=PKInstallErrorDomain Code=110 "An error occurred while extracting files from the package “Core.pkg”." UserInfo={PKInstallPackageSHA256Digest=f6947c0c5ae5d2bd3bf90a557647131c186627831e182a624c8239b5ed9cd2c4, NSLocalizedDescription=An error occurred while extracting files from the package “Core.pkg”., NSFilePath=/Volumes/macOS/.OSInstallSandboxPath/Root, NSURL=Core.pkg -- file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg, PKInstallPackageIdentifier=com.apple.pkg.Core, NSUnderlyingError=0x7fba4786a1f0 {Error Domain=PKXARArchiveErrorDomain Code=101 "archive verify failed" UserInfo={NSURL=file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/Core.pkg#Payload, NSFileOwnerAccountID=0, NSFileHFSTypeCode=0, NSFileSystemFileNumber=462, NSFileExtensionHidden=false, NSFileSystemNumber=16777245, NSFileSize=4460809648, NSFileGroupOwnerAccountID=0, NSFileOwnerAccountName=root, NSFilePosixPermissions=420, NSFileHFSCreatorCode=0, NSFileCreationDate=2018-07-04 19:40:30 +0000, NSFileType=NSFileTypeRegular, NSFileGroupOwnerAccountName=wheel, NSFileReferenceCount=1, NSFileModificationDate=2018-07-04 19:42:05 +0000, NSLocalizedDescription=archive verify failed}}} { NSFilePath = "/Volumes/macOS/.OSInstallSandboxPath/Root"; NSLocalizedDescription = "An error occurred while extracting files from the package \U201cCore.pkg\U201d."; NSURL = "Core.pkg -- file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg"; NSUnderlyingError = "Error Domain=PKXARArchiveErrorDomain Code=101 \"archive verify failed\" UserInfo={NSURL=file:///Volumes/InstallESD/Packages/Core.pkg#Payload, NSFileOwnerAccountID=0, NSFileHFSTypeCode=0, NSFileSystemFileNumber=462, NSFileExtensionHidden=false, NSFileSystemNumber=16777245, NSFileSize=4460809648, NSFileGroupOwnerAccountID=0, NSFileOwnerAccountName=root, NSFilePosixPermissions=420, NSFileHFSCreatorCode=0, NSFileCreationDate=2018-07-04 19:40:30 +0000, NSFileType=NSFileTypeRegular, NSFileGroupOwnerAccountName=wheel, NSFileReferenceCount=1, NSFileModificationDate=2018-07-04 19:42:05 +0000, NSLocalizedDescription=archive verify failed}"; PKInstallPackageIdentifier = "com.apple.pkg.Core"; PKInstallPackageSHA256Digest = f6947c0c5ae5d2bd3bf90a557647131c186627831e182a624c8239b5ed9cd2c4; } 2018-12-05 11:35:49+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: OSIInstallElement <OSIInstallElement: 0x7fba444c8f60> errored out: Error Domain=PKInstallErrorDomain Code=110 "An error occurred installing macOS. To use Apple Diagnostics to check your Mac hardware, shut down, press the power button, and immediately hold the ‘D’ key until diagnostics begins." UserInfo={NSLocalizedDescription=An error occurred installing macOS. To use Apple Diagnostics to check your Mac hardware, shut down, press the power button, and immediately hold the ‘D’ key until diagnostics begins.} 2018-12-05 11:35:49+00 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[552]: ------- Install Failed ------- From the looks of it it seems like it needs to verify something and wasn't able to. I'v attached the rest of install.log if there's anything else that I might be missing. I suspect that me not downloading the correct version probably did this, so I'm gonna try reinstalling with a version that I got directly from Apple (not sure why I didn't before). install.log
  4. MikeDece

    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I've been having an issue with the install process, and I don't know if anyone has had it before so I'll outline it as verbosely as I can. The Issue: When I try to install macOS High Sierra when booting through clover, I wait a long time for the black apple loading screen, which starts about halfway and then turns completely black about 3/4ths of the way there, at which point it seems to be doing something with my USB drive for a little bit, but then I let it sit there for a half hour and it just idles and I can't tell what it does. When I try to run the installer in verbose mode, it will run for a while, and then at a certain point it completely clears and gives me a black screen. Since I try to have faith in the process, I let it continue, however it does nothing but go to sleep something like 15 minutes after the black screen appears. I wake it up by pressing the power button and it continues to be black. I can tell that there is feedback from the system because the USB flashes in discrete steps rather than flowing on and off when it idles. When I try pressing key combinations like win+space or alt+q, the USB Flashes in responses, but nothing appears on the screen. The mute mic utility button at the top left corner can be turned on and off, but the microphone can't. If I press fn+F4, the computer just immediately suspends, and can be woken up by pressing the power button. This all tells me that there is a live filesystem running on my USB, so it's some kind of graphics issue. When loading into clover, I am presented with a single option, that is, my MacOS USB Installer. I don't change any of the configs, but do run the installation USB in verbose mode. When clover loads up, I don't have a working TrackPoint/Touchpad as the one seen in this video of an installation of High Sierra 10.12.3 on an X220. The config file that I'm booting up with is the default config.plist. Since I can't get into the installer I figured that maybe I'm supposed to format my HDD ahead of time. I used an ubuntu 18.04 Live USB to delete the existing MSDOS partition table and replace it with a GPT Partition table, and created the partitions as outlined in step 1.4, using HFS+ as the Filesystem. That obviously did nothing for me, but it's something that I've tried. I'm also going to try using different configs and mess around in the settings a bit and so I will update. Contextual Information: The bootable is being created onto a 32GB SanDisk Cruzer, in a VM running macOS Sierra version 10.12. The High Sierra Installer App I'm using is version 13.6.02 which I use as directed in the installation guide tluck made. I'm using his latest revision that's up on his GitHub to place into my EFI directory. I followed all the steps in part 1, all the way up to 1.5, which is where I stopped. I didn't use the clover configuration tool that is referenced, as I wanted to do it completely as follows, and feel as though I'm probably missing some information. Relevant Specifications: Model: ThinkPad T420 CPU: i5 2520m @2.50Ghz UEFI BIOS Version: 1.46 (83ET76WW) Embedded Ctrl. Version: 1.20 (83HT30WW) LCD Resolution: 1366x768 Graphics Chip: Dell HD3000 BIOS Settings: At the time of writing this, my BIOS settings are as needed in the original post, with the sole difference being: UEFI/Legacy Boot [Both] UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority [UEFI First] Update: I changed my config.plist to remove the alt-configurations listed at the bottom and replaced the default 960x600 with 1366x768 and then I ran the clover configuration package and it worked! I'm pretty sure it was the config.plist that changed it though and not the configuration but it's still great. Will continue updating if I run into any issues. Update 2: I got the installer to write to my main partition and try to install to it, however I got the "macOS could not be installed on your computer" error, and I have a feeling it's because of running the clover configuration
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