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everdone last won the day on May 1 2012

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  1. For those with this board and othe X58 variants upgrading to High Sierra is relatively easy. You need a working ElCapitan or Sierra install. You need to be using Clover (injecting kexts) and have an uncomplicated video card (no special drivers required). You also cannot be using a Western Digital hard drive (High Sierra will not see a WD HD on these Gigabyte boards - why I don't know). Download the latest version of Clover (I used 4392). Clone your working install to another HD (NOT WD). Install Clover to this HD. In EFI/Clover/Kexts add a 10.13 folder (if not present) and copy all the kexts from your working install to that folder. Disconnect your working install HD, connect the 'new' HD and boot your computer (set the config.plist in the Clover folder to boot automatically from this HD). Go to the App store and download the 'Install High Sierra' file to the Applications folder on your cloned HD. Open the High Sierra installer and let the computer do its work. Once started (past the install on this HD step) the installation will run just like on an actual Mac with no interaction required. Depending on the amount of data and applications on your install the installation will require from 30 minutes to just over an hour - settle back with your favorite beverage until the install finishes.
  2. Yes, as if on a Real Mac. It goes like this: I assume you are injecting kexts with Clover. Go to the Clover folder on the working hack (using UEFI, it should be in EFI partition) Open the Clover folder and then the Kext folder. In the Kext folder there will be folders for 10.9 and 10.10 (Maverick and Yosemite), make a new folder and name it: 10.12. Copy the kexts in the 10.10 folder and paste into 10.12. Go to the Sierra Install app and open it. Select the desired install location and continue. The installer will run for a minute or so and then the computer will reboot. When you arrive at the Clover boot screen, tap the left or right arrow key and select "boot OSX Install" to boot. Tap the space bar and select the desired boot options (I usually use 'verbose' to track what is happening). have the boot process continue. The usual verbose mode text will appear, the screen will go black and eventually the Mac install window will appear. This will progress for a while (20 minutes or so) and the computer will reboot. At the Clover boot screen again tap an arrow key. Then select "boot Sierra from (your hd name)". Set the verbose flag and continue to boot. Screen will eventually go black after the verbose text and a window will appear that says in effect "continuing to install". Once that is finished the screen will again go dark, run for awhile and then the Apple initial setup screen will appear. You can now proceed with a 'virgin' setup or migrate your information from one of your other Mac OS installs. During the time the screen is dark during the install process observe the HD activity light, as long as it is flashing the install process is continuing. If the activity light stops flashing with only a pulse every 30 seconds or so then the install is 'hung' and you need to start over (this rarely happens).
  3. Have you tried installing without using the USB? You can install directly from either of your existing El Cap or Yose installs and not use a USB based installer.
  4. Strange installation problem...

    when updating to ElCapitan from Yose via the AppStore (using Clover boot loader) the normal process is the Install begins and then the computer restarts. At the resulting Clover screen select to boot from OS Install (not Yose). The boot process will proceed and should end with El Capitan installed over Yose. I have done several installs this way and had no problem installing on top of an existing installation. The only thing that will not work is an app that will not work in the new OS (need a later/updated version of the app).
  5. See here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/303615-guide-install-windows-8-uefi-on-legacy-bios-with-clover-and-dual-boot-with-yosemite/ The method will work for El Capitan and Win10 although the guide is written for Yose and Win8.
  6. It is possible to do that, but .... If Windows was installed with no thought to later installing Mac OS the drive is likely formatted as MBR not GUID. The Mac installer will not install to a MBR drive without modifying the installer (there are a number of threads indicating how to modify the installer). Other that modifying the Mac installer another approach is to install Mac OS to a different HD that is GUID and then cloning that install to a partition on the MBR Windows HD. (Mac will run from MBR drive but will not install).
  7. Yes, an easy install directly from the AppStore using Clover boot loader. As previously stated make a backup of your present install (because accidents do happen). Update Clover to the latest version (I know 2370 works). Get El Capitan Install from the App Store. In the Clover folder on your HD navigate to the Kexts folder and copy kexts in 10.10 folder to 10.11 folder. Add Rootless=0 as a boot flag in the "config.plist" in the Clover folder. Double click El Capitan in Applications. Install will begin. After a couple of minutes the computer will reboot. At the Clover boot screen select "OS X Install from (HD Name)". Computer will boot into the install process. At this point you can take a break while the computer runs it will reboot a couple of times during the install process. Assuming you have Clover set to boot into your HD automatically, you have nothing to do until the install is complete - takes about 45 minutes from double click on El Capitan Install until the computer finishes the install and boots into El Capitan. You can accomplish a clean install using basically the same procedure by installing to a second HD on your computer. Updated Clover, copy kexts to 10.11 folder, modify config.plist and copy El Capitan Install to the new HD. Double click on that El Capitan (new HD). At the Clover screen select "OS X Install on (new HD name)". At the next reboot, at the Clover screen select "boot OS X from (new HD name"). Once the installation is complete install Clover to the new HD (10.11 folder kexts and modified config.plist) and you are done.
  8. Update Clover. I got the '255' error until I updated to Clover 2370.
  9. Mavericks to Yosemite Problem

    To get familiar with Clover install it to a USB flash drive. (I assume that all the necessary kexts are installed in S/L/E on the Mavericks drive) Format the USB drive using Apple GUID then run the clover installer and install the boot loader to the USB. Then use the USB drive to boot into your Maverick install (hit F12 at startup to access the BIOS boot menu and select the USB drive from the list of harddisks). When installing Clover to the USB you will not use anything UEFI and do not install to the EFI partition. You can choose whatever Theme you like and can experiment with the other options to see what they do. Once you have Clover installed to the USB drive, select the USB as boot source. When the computer is booting from Clover you can select the OS to boot into from the Clover boot page. You do not have to change anything on the Mavericks install to boot from Clover on the USB drive (chameleon will be ignored). If you are using Clover version 2953 or later you do not need to do anything special to update Maverick to Yosemite. Simply place the Yosemite installer in the Applications folder, double click the installer and let it run. The installer will run for a minute or so and the computer will reboot. When the computer reboots into the Clover boot screen, use the arrow keys to select "boot OS X Install from (your HD name)". The installer with run and when the computer reboots (your HD) will not contain Yosemite. Obviously, you want to use a clone of your Mavericks install for this process. Edit: if you use VoodooHDA kext for audio remove it from S/L/E before installing Yosemite. AppleHDA (which will be installed with Yosemite) and voodooHDA do not play together (Panic will ensue). After install remove AppleHDA kext and reinstall voodooHDA.
  10. Your laptop is likely an ASUS. If so, they do not recognize a HD formatted with Apple GUID. When you ran the USB installer you probably set the HD as GUID with HFS+ formatted partition. ASUS doesn't recognize that as you discovered. The HD needs to be formatted MBR, HFS+ for the Apple partition. Unfortunately, the Mac installer will not install to MBR without modification of the installer. For my ASUS I cloned an existing Mac installation to the laptop HD which had been formatted MBR, HFS+. I installed kexts known to be required for Mac on the laptop and installed the HD into the laptop.
  11. When you boot the 'new' computer, when the count down bar appears hit the space bar to pause the boot then type "-v -f GraphicsEnabler=yes" (without the quotes) then tap Return. If that stops at the same point reboot and enter the same commands except set GE=no. Your primary problem on the 'new' computer is video. The OS must recognize the video card and load the drivers for that card. there are different techniques used for ATI cards than for Nvidia (different 'inject' methods). You need to find what works for your video card. Once video works you will likely need different kexts for audio and ethernet and will probably need to change the Mac model number to match the different CPU. When I begin a new Hack I normally start with a clone of a working Hack. While the HD is still connected to the 'doner' machine i adjust the kexts model number and boot plist to reflect what I suspect is required for the new configuration. If I am lucky the HD boots first time in the new computer!
  12. Clover General discussion

    During installation of Clover to the USB do a 'custom' install and select one the BIOS methods in lieu of the 'standard' UEFI method. Also select one of the Themes during the custom install so it will look 'prettier'. Given your video card you will need to make a change to the 'config.plist' file in the CLOVER folder. In the Boot section under Graphics it is set to inject Intel video, change that to 'false' and change Invidia to 'true'
  13. If other efforts fail, one can add a bootloader to the script by downloading the binary files (i386 folder), placing that folder into a folder with an appropriate name (such as Chameleon r2378) and copying that folder to the Bootloaders folder in '~extra' inside Hackinstaller. When you run hackinstaller and select 'bootloader' your added bootloader version will appear in the selection list.
  14. You are almost to the Desktop, you just need to get your graphics card to work. Try GraphicsEnabler=Yes as a boot flag, if that doesn't work try GrpahicsEnabler=No. If that deosn't work search for ways to get your graphics card to work in the ATI Graphics section of this site.
  15. Your present Windows install is totally fubar!! I would start over completely. The process is relatively simple since you have one HD for Mac and one for Windows. Work on one HD at a time, that is, disconnect the HD you are not working with. You can begin with the Windows install. With the Mac HD disconnected install Windows. Partition that HD as desired and install Windows in a normal fashion. Once the install is complete, run Windows Update to get Windows up to speed. Once you are happy with Windows, disconnect its HD, connect the Mac HD and proceed with the MacOS install. There are a number of utilities available on this site to aid in installing Mac that are much better than what you used, I use DigitalDreamers HackInstaller Utility (see his guide in Tutorials section). Before wiping your present Mac install create a USB installer using his (or some other utility). If you know what kexts you need to make your board work you can customize the kext folders in DD's script using those kexts to make the new install as painless as possible. Reinstall mac complete with bootloader and tailored kexts. When you connect both HDs, set the Mac HD as first boot. When the bootloader screen appears you can pause the boot and select which OS to boot. If you have Data or applications you wish to save copy those to your external drive before the rebuild.