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    M.2 NVMe advice needed.

    Thanks a lot for your response once again. And my apologies for having asked this on the wrong board, really struggled to point it on the right one. So, regarding the 2280's, i was recently confused by a chatter somewhere where i read that certain controllers seem to be better than certain others, and i'm struggling to remember which were which, but i think it's a comparison between Phoenix and Phison controllers. The 970 Plus was my top choice so far, but just needed to confirm that it's the best choice compatibility wise. Regarding 2242's, the supposed WWAN port supports all 2242 SSD's, but only the PCIe/NVMe ones are bootable, so that is confirmed, and so is that it seems capped to x1 speed, but that's more than enough for Windows. The problem that i faced with here are brands that i am not familiar with. Kingspec, Netac and Lexar seem to be the biggest names, and just recently stumbled on Toshiba too which i most probably will go with considering it's the only brand i am familiar with. Again, thanks for your input.
  2. Hi peeps, I have stumbled on some confusion regarding the controllers on the M.2 NVMe's, where i've read that some of them are not very reliable. As i am not much familiar with them, i would like to ask you guys for: Good options for a M.2 NVMe (PCIe) SSD in 2280 format with the best compatibility in mind. Capacity and speed are really not that important, as i will use it on a Skylake Laptop (i5-6200U), so anything upgrading from my current M.2 SATA will be a nice boost. This is where i am planning to load macOS at. Any option for a M.2 NVMe (PCIe) SSD in 2242 format. I have a spare M.2 interface where a WWAN card was supposed to be, only for the 2242 format. While it supports only PCIe x1, i plan to load Windows 10 on it. Asking just in case if there are better options "controller" wise, as there doesnt seem to be much brands doing them. Thanks in advance. EDIT: just noticed the sticky thread. I really thought i was on the right place.
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    X299 Skylake-X and RX 580

    Any chance for some assistance? Quite in a desperate situation unfortunately.
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    X299 Skylake-X and RX 580

    Hi guys, I have been running a High Sierra 13.6 build with KGP's Guide for quite a while, until i witnessed a heavy freeze which seemed to have corrupted a complete drive to uselessness. I initially installed KGP's Mojave Guide, which i later found out that my GTX 1050 would make no use for it. Since i ended up on the beginning, i chose to go Mojave again and got myself a RX 580 Nitro+ from Sapphire. I cant make it past to the installer no matter what. It either gives me a KP or goes to the blur screen with the last indicator saying still waiting for root device. From what i am understanding is (clearly pointed in KGPs guide too), that RX 580 does not play well along without an IGPU around, which i obviously dont have with a Skylake-X CPU. In some cases it stops after com.apple.xpc.launchd process, which pretty much made me isolate this to the GPU. My EFI is literary KGP's reference one, only differing with the modified TCS kext for my i9-7900x. Even added Lilu 1.4.1 and WEG 1.3.6 to try out different Shiki options. I also strictly used Mojave 10.14.4 for this as KGP is, well retired. Also note that i have exactly the same issue even if i try out High Sierra 10.13.6 too, for the sake of trying out. I've hit a big wall with this one. Build Summary: i9-7900x Asus Prime X299 Deluxe (B 1503) (configured exactly through KGP's guide, with MSR Disabled). Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB 128 GB 3000mhz DDR4 Empty Samsung 970 PRO waiting on the first M.2. GC Alpine Ridge TB (i know the drills with these).
  5. Hi People, I have suddenly lost the boot entries in clover. This is a nearly identical build built on the guide from KGP's x299 High Sierra My system just crashed, i rebooted, and it wouldnt boot further at all on the first two or three tries (not even single user mode), then the boot entries disappeared completely. The system has been working for nearly two years. As i independently dual boot a Windows 10, i tried some APFS readers for Windows, and they are reporting the "disk structure corrupted or unreadable". Weirdly, the UEFI/BIOS is booting Clover without an issue on the same drive (NVMe SSD) as the MacOS (and Recovery) itself, it obviously sees the Windows on the other Disk too, everything except the neighbour partition where MacOS is. From my point of view, my only option right now would be to grab a NVMe/M.2 Enclosure to get the SSD on it, and grab a new SSD for the new system (may be the time came to grab an AMD card for Mojave too), but do i have any options right now to save the system? I have never faced this issue before. I even tried grabbing the latest EFI package from KGP's github and copied it from USB EFI to SSD EFI through the Terminal on the Installer, but to no avail. Clover does not look to be the issue, but the APFS partitions.
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    Installing Sierra on a Skylake Notebook

    Just gave the latest clover a try, ticked verbose option, booted 10.12.1 USB Install, though im having no whatsoever output, blank screen and no computer activity. Never had this issue before, but i know it still is not kicking into macOS, is this a UEFI Drivers issue? Also, im using the default config.plist.
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    Installing Sierra on a Skylake Notebook

    No worries, this is at least my 5th machine that i "hackintosh" with. I am very comfortable with clover in UEFI environment. Got the USB with clover ready, only looking for some tips for config.plist and if any mandatory kext is needed. I did all the steps of the above with El Capitan, hence my awful experience, although it booted fine with just gui artifacts and an unsupported wifi card, it just didnt feel as stable as my 1st gen i5 Dell hackie. Keep us posted please. Although, even when i install clover, i do it completely manual, i never go for the installer, i use the clover iso images and manually twiddle with the EFI partition (most of the time, in Windows).
  8. Hi guys, Im trying to load Sierra on my Lenovo e560 (i5-6200u, intel hd 520), from my El Capitan trial, getting it to work was a hellish task, although i've read Sierra is a bit better in this case. What are the "must-do" cases for Skylake, especially for the Notebooks. Mandatory kexts? PS, i've searched, but i seriously could not find any compiled page with all the necessities.
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    Bootdisk Utility

    cvad, quick question. I have a weird working laptop that seems to be able to only boot from the main hard drive. nothing else boots, no matter what i change on the bios. Anyway, i have a UEFI/GPT Winodws 10 on it, with the usual Windows 10 GPT layout (non-standard, EFI is 2nd partition, and just 100MB). While i have managed to create an installer on the disk itself, it successfully injected the Windows Boot Manager to the UEFI boot list. So, i grabbed a Clover ISO and copied it's content on the EFI partition where the windows boot manager is, however, it is not detected (remember, whatever i change in bios, it doesnt stick). I was thinkinh, can BDU somehow detect internal EFI partition and actually load Clover there (very optionally) and also inject UEFI entries through Windows? It seems there is no way to get Clover on the boot list.
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    [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410 Nvidia El Capitan Clover [ENG]

    eSata worked for me, both in the laptop interface and the dock.
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    [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410 Nvidia El Capitan Clover [ENG]

    and i can confirm that, i've found 128GB's but they are PATA/IDE, and all the advertised mPCIe SATA SSD's are mSata. And the sellers have used this confusion a lot, and still do. I was about to order from alibaba, and on the last second i noticed the msata in a different specs page, but the title did not mention it. Very unfortunate indeed, i cannot see the point of the absence of such technology. Actually i meant the hardware specs from dell, there seem to be a few submodels of e6410, some have i7 some i5, some have nvidia gpu's and some dont. nvm, having a headache here and things are flying off me. i'll PM you my dsdt laster as we seem to have a similar device (except wifi), also, are you using Clover right?
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    [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410 Nvidia El Capitan Clover [ENG]

    can you share the specs of your e6410? @ thread I just read that the ENCR (Latitude ON) and WWAN mPCIe interfaces have no white-listing, many people report having Windows running smoothly on it mPCIe SSD's. Does OS X support booting there? Those tiny cards have their own SATA Controllers inside, should the be normally visible to OS X/Clover just like it was for the BIOS/UEFI right?
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    [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410 Nvidia El Capitan Clover [ENG]

    The machine i have, used to be from a bankrupted organization. I knew the IT guy i got it from and told me that he had to change the disk at least once a year. I did read a few threads at the dell community forums as well, mainly with bios 03 version. Ironically, he used one for himself and said that SSD weren't affected. Sounds a lot like a power failure. Of course, i may be wrong, but in the last 2 years, i had 3 disks dying inside it, but it never came in to my mind that only the Main HDD slot is where the victims lay.
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    [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410 Nvidia El Capitan Clover [ENG]

    I dont have an SSD at all, but people noticed the different behaviour between SSD and HDD...a lot of e6410 owners report magnetic disks degrading way too rapidly. I switched the disks as i wanted to see if OS X has any benefit of detecting itself as Internal and not External, so the problems came a few weeks after i put it on the HDD Shelf.
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    [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410 Nvidia El Capitan Clover [ENG]

    I have a very general question regarding this machine, and i just research and found some supporting reports...bare with me. People, whom received the E6410 with Bios 03 (probably the earliest versions), have reported damaged disks, and quite consistently...after a few bios updates, apparently the symptom rared but did not disappear. I had the laptop with a 300GB disk inside, after 3 months of windows on it, voila, huge delays in response, and every second boot wouldnt make it, but no errors, typical I/O issues from hard drives. Later on, i got a 500GB on it, and as i described earlier, i got rid of the Optical drive and got a caddy to use a 2nd HDD. Loaded OS X most of the time there, and never had problems, while after a while, the Windows on 500GB started to behave weird once again. Being annoyed by the fact that the Optical sata interface (where the caddy is) is detected as external, i took the risk and switched the HDD's locations, OS X on official HDD place, Windows on caddy. Guess what, last night i watched Deadpool, shut down the machine, turned it on again in the morning, just to see that El capitan wont boot (recovery partition works, so does the EFI as clover loads). A report i read is that SSDs are not affected... anyone suffered something similar, Dell officially does not acknowledge this bug. EDIT: neither Recovery nor USB booting fixes this, Disk Utility is going more retarded with every release, but even FSCK is useless as it cant fix the issue
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