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  1. Hi All! I followed a guide for Clover, and got the installer to boot from USB on my My computer: Lenovo Yoga 730 - 15IKB with 4K and nVidia GTX 1050, Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz - Coffee Lake-U/Y. I installed onto an HFS+ drive, which seems to get converted to APFS - the install seems to go fine from USB. When I restart, to finish the install, the drive shows in Clover (from the USB) with 2 recovery partitions (one is called Apple Recovery, the other is called Apple Recovery HD). I start to boot from the "macos" drive (which is what I named it), to try and finish the installation- this is as far as I get. I tried various options, including safe mode and verbose mode (and tried a dummy platform-id in case the graphics couldn't load - I'm using whatevergreen, and it works well enough to get to the USB installer), but I can't see the part where it fails. In verbose mode, it starts out with text output, but then switches to the apple with a bar mode, gets to where it says "12 minutes remaining" and stalls there (and restarts if I don't set the don't restart on panic option). So the question is, is there a place to look and see a log file? On the "macos" drive (mounted with paragon's apfs windows software), I see only a folder named "macOS Install Data". In there is a log file called "ia.log" (attached if that's useful) - but I'm unable to make any sense of it. Is that the right file to look at? Thanks for any help! Kevin N. ia.log
  2. Hi all, I thought I'd share my experiences getting OSX (Snow Leopard) working on my Shuttle SP35P2 Pro, and possibly get some help correcting the few remaining problems. First, just want to say thanks for all the fantastic information out there - particularly on this forum. It's not always easy to find where to start, but there is no shortage of info. Ok, so to start, I could not get a single install method to work, except using iAtkos S3 v2. [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], various Boot-231 images - nothing else would even boot into the loader (except a boot-231, but that wouldn't get any farther - I do have a retail DVD). I really wanted to go the vanilla route (and I may try it again, now that I have a functional OSX to build images with) but it just wouldn't work. Another oddity, maybe just for this system, I had to put my SATA in IDE mode instead of AHCI to boot at all from any DVD - even with iAtkos. I'd guess an extension in the /Extras/Extensions folder - AppleIntelPIIXATA2.kext - may have been what allowed me to boot with iAtkos in IDE mode (that's a total guess though). I actually think this may have something to do with the latest bios for the SP35P2 Pro - I used to run iDeneb years ago, and that stopped working (in AHCI mode) after updating (but this is all from very old, very fuzzy memory). The weird part is, OSX boots just fine from the HD in AHCI mode after it's installed! So anyway, that got me a completely functional OSX desktop - even the video card (ASUS GeForce 8800GT 512MB) and the front mic port worked (mic was a first for this system). Ok, then I ran the updates, and used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to re-install the kexts. The names of the packages mostly matched the names of the packages in iAtkos, so it wasn't hard to figure out which ones to install though this didn't go without problems. That mostly worked, and I now have a completely updated OSX Snow Leopard system. The two problems I have remaining: 1. The mic port still works, I can hear myself in my headphones, but no app seems to be able to access the thing. I haven't tried all the various versions of VoodooHDA yet though, and honestly, my mic sounds pretty bad on OSX (without the intel drivers on windows too - I suspect the Shuttle could use better shielding around that front connector). I'll just buy a bluetooth mic. 2. The more important problem for me, my video card works - QE is on, etc., 3D works (in a window), but changing the video mode (resolution/refresh, etc.) causes that light blue screen problem (sometimes solid, sometimes 90% transparent). I tried some things to fix this, but really am out of my depth. Any tips? :-) Thanks again! (Somehow, despite the obvious notice, I manage to post this in the wrong forum. Any way to move it?)