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  1. mitchellkza

    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    Thanks timta2 I have tried so many things but not that one. Will try that solution and report if I get it working.
  2. mitchellkza

    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    2. The usb 3.0. It is a big problem for me not to get it work. How can we do it work?? Is a Bios problem, a kext, clover....? Usb 3.0 is going to be an eternal issue for X79 boards, very few people get it to work and the greater majority do not ever get USB 3 to work. At the time X79 came out I don't think Apple had any macbooks or anything with USB 3 ports in them. The BEST solution is to buy a PCI-e USB 3 Card with a chipset that is supported by macOS, install it load, the drivers and voila you will have USB 3. This has been the easiest solution for most people. I can say the same thing for wiFi, just buy a USB wifi dongle that comes with macOS drivers, install and voila WIFI.
  3. The latest web drivers for OSX Sierra 10.12.5 seems to have some problems. Web Drivers OSX Sierra 10.12.5 (378.05.05.15f01) - Apple iBook Author renders blank white pages when opening templates (does not do same with default OSX Driver) - Itunes will not display the Visualizer (does not do the same with default OSX Driver) Anyone else experiencing the same problem? I had the same issue with the web drivers for Sierra 10.12.3 with iBook Author, just renders blank white pages. Other than that everything else works 100%.
  4. mitchellkza

    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    They were re-posted by JD Apolo just a few week ago at this new link https://www.dropbox.... Files.zip?dl=0
  5. @Maldon I must apologize for not getting back to you. Since I last posted we had some serious family problems, my Dad got very ill and has been in hospital for 7 weeks now, been diagnosed with terminal bone cancer so not a good time for us. I will still definitely get to trying your DSDT as soon as life gets back to normal. Certainly still want to get my hack running as best as possible but other things take more importance right now.
  6. mitchellkza

    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    That is truly strange, any way you could try getting a 10.12.1 or 10.12.2 installer?
  7. mitchellkza

    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    What formatting options are you using in Disk Util? (MacOSX Extended Journalled?) Are you using Disk Util from inside the installer or another OSX machine? Have you tried connecting your SSD to a different SATA port? If you right click on the Install Macos Sierra.app what are the permissions on it? Sorry for all the questions, have to try and narrow down what could be wrong here.
  8. mitchellkza

    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    I have really never seen that kind of error before. What kind of HDD is it? Is it possible to try a different one just for testing?
  9. Thanks so much @MaLd0n I have downloaded them and will try them out, taking my short xmas break tomorrow for 4 days, leaving tonight at midnight but I will try Friday when I am back and report back to you. Really appreciate the help
  10. Hi @maldon, thanks for helping, for some reason I never got an email with your offer of assistance so apologies for only replying now. I did clean dump using Clover F4, all files from the ACPI > origin folder attached in zip. ACPI-origin.zip
  11. I thought I would post this here as it is actually very important for anyone creating OSX installers using just about any method and can drive you mad chasing all sorts of crazy install errors, kernel panics and reboots. I had a problem recently where the same steps I had followed for doing well over 70+ installations without any problems suddenly just stopped working. Nothing had changed (or so I thought) and what started happening for the first time ever during my first boot after installation was macOS Sierra crashing and rebooting due to a kernelcache missing error being preceded also by many kext-dev-mode errors due to invalid signatures on all the kext files. Googling that error for hours and hours revealed no results or solutions that helped me. I eventually realized what the culprit may be and decided to see if I was right and indeed I was. I had moved my Install macOS Sierra.app (10.12.1) file from my Applications folder to another hard drive on my system in order to be able to download the 10.12.2 installer. What happened when I moved the installer to my other drive is that the installer took on the permissions of the drive I moved it to. In this case I moved it to one of my Data drives which had permissions set as me being the recursive owner across all files, folders, subfolders, files AND their contents. What happened when I moved the 10.12.1 installer back to Applications is that I could create my Clover installer using U******T but I would suddenly get all these strange errors which I had never had before. I deleted the installer and grabbed a fresh one from the App Store and I could then finally confirm 100% that file permissions had been modified extensively on my installer and this was obviously causing all kexts to be seen as unsigned. So in case anyone runs into strange errors, always make sure you have a clean installer downloaded only from the App Store and if you ever move it to another drive in order to be able to download a newer one, make sure you reset the permissions on it before you create an installer with it. The two screen grabs below will show you how my faulty installer's permissions looked and how a cleanly downloaded installer's permissions should look. In terminal your file permissions for an installer from the App Store should be `drxwr-xr-x 3 root wheel` So if you are creating bootable installers and getting all sorts of strange errors, your installer.app's permissions may be messed.
  12. mitchellkza

    Problem with sandy bridge power management

    Sandy Bridge is an eternal nightmare with power management. It was one of those "in between" architectures that really never made its way into many mac models. Getting the correct system definition seems to be key to getting native power management working but I have yet to achieve this. I have pretty much given up for now to focus on actually working as my hack is running super smooth just no PM.
  13. mitchellkza

    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    Thanks for reposting it JD and once again thanks so much for this brilliant working solution for X79 mobo's and macOS Sierra. I will take my dropbox link down.
  14. mitchellkza

    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    Great thanks, will test with the 7/8/9 USB Drivers and see if I can get them working.
  15. mitchellkza

    Gigabyte X79-UP4 macOS Sierra (SUCCESS)

    Well done, pretty much same steps as I did. - I did not try the USB Drivers 7/8/9 kext yet (did that give you working USB 3 ???) - I left my System Definition as MacPro6,1 and all seems perfect to me. - my onboard sound is working 100% using Toleda's ALC script Keep in mind though I am running the Asus Sabertooth X79 board but post #1's EFI works 100% for my board too.