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  1. Update (4/25/16): With the guidance of Slice, I was able to reset the flags on my EFI(disk0s1) partition. Now Clover installer/updater correctly mounts and updates the bootloader in the EFI partition. 1. I dowloaded the most current gparted (v2016) and there is now a new flag called ESP in addition to the boot flag on the disk0s1 EFI partition. 2. Apparently, the older gparted (v2009-2010) I was using wasn't showing me all the flags on the partition. 3. I double checked the technical specs for OSX EFI partitions and there is supposed to be those two flags (boot and ESP) when using gparted to view the drive. 4. I turned both flags off and then rewrote them both back by turning them back on within gparted for the EFI partition (disk0s1). That seemed to do the trick. There may have been some data corruption on the boot sector area. 5. The most current version of clover installer/updater v3438 was able to now mount my EFI partition and update the bootloader correctly. The other possibility is that there was a slight change to the clover installer that resolved my drive mounting issue within the clover installer package. Either way, I am relieved.
  2. Please read my first post so you understand that I formatted my drives properly, ran Clover properly, Check the terminal commands to check for proper mapping of OSX partitions. I also followed all the plist changes for SIP. IF that wasnt the case, my copy of OSX not only wouldn't install, it also wouldnt boot into OSX. This is not my issue. In plist, among other minor changes, I set: rootless=0 <key>RtVariables</key> <dict> <key>CsrActiveConfig</key> <string>0x3</string> <key>BooterConfig</key> <string>0x28</string> </dict> For curiosity, i reformatted my SSD again and loaded Yosemite to see if I could get Clover to install to the EFI partition and it couldn't. For some reason, Clover can't mount my EFI partition on my SSD no matter which OS version I load or which Clover version I use. If i check or uncheck ESP in Clover, it always creates a EFI root folder in OSX. I have to move the contents over to the EFI partition manually to get UEFI functionality. It makes updating Clover a real pain every time I update Clover and should be automated in its functionality. My SSD drive must have a flag set somewhere that makes Clover not mount the EFI partition. I have no issues mounting the EFI partition manually using Clover Configurator, EFI Mounter, and Terminal commands. It doesn't seem due to the OS or the SSD drive partition formats and disk #'s I reflashed my BIOS firmware many times also. I tried to reflash my Crucial M4 SSD firmware but it says it is the latest and I cant make it repush the firmware. Anyone else have any ideas how to get Clover to recognize and mount my EFI partition so it will load the booloader there automatically?
  3. i tried all many of the older clover installers and none of them could mount the EFI partition. They all create an EFI folder in the root of the OS X partition. I just reformatted my SSD again and tried a fresh install but no luck. I ran terminal "diskutil list" and disk0s1 is EFI as it should be. Here is my clover install log: Clover EFI installer log - Tue Apr 12 19:14:33 PDT 2016 Installer version: v2.3k r3320 EFI bootloader ====================================================== /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *256.1 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage El Capitan 255.2 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 (internal, virtual): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS El Capitan +254.8 GB disk1 Logical Volume on disk0s2 87062435-B34A-4B60-87A5-BDF4C72E52A5 Unencrypted /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *16.0 GB disk2 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk2s1 2: Apple_HFS El Capitan USB Insta... 15.7 GB disk2s2 ====================================================== Installing BootSectors/BootLoader Stage 0 - Don't write any of boot0af, boot0md, boot0ss to / Stage 1 - Don't write any of boot1h2, boot1f32alt, boot1xalt to / ====================================================== =========== Clover EFI Installation Finish =========== ======================================================
  4. Update (4/25/16): With the guidance of Slice, I was able to reset the flags on my EFI(disk0s1) partition. Now Clover installer/updater correctly mounts and updates the bootloader in the EFI partition. 1. I dowloaded the most current gparted (v2016) and there is now a new flag called ESP in addition to the boot flag on the disk0s1 EFI partition. 2. Apparently, the older gparted (v2009-2010) I was using wasn't showing me all the flags on the partition. 3. I double checked the technical specs for OSX EFI partitions and there is supposed to be those two flags (boot and ESP) when using gparted to view the drive. 4. I turned both flags off and then rewrote them both back by turning them back on within gparted for the EFI partition (disk0s1). That seemed to do the trick. There may have been some data corruption on the boot sector area. 5. The most current version of clover installer/updater v3438 was able to now mount my EFI partition and update the bootloader correctly. The other possibility is that there was a slight change to the clover installer that resolved my drive mounting issue within the clover installer package. Either way, I am relieved.--------------------- I have been having issues with Clover (most current and slightly older versions) not wanting to install to my hidden EFI partition on my SSD OSX installation drive (disk0s1). I didn't have this issue when i was running Yosemite. Clover updated as it should to my hidden EFI partition and I used UEFI boot without problem. I decided to update my system to El Capitan doing a clean install. I wiped my SSD using Disk Utility. I first errased the drive, reformatted to a new partition (GUID HFS) and created my UEFI USB El Capitan loader. I installed El Capitan to the SSD without issue. After installation, both the EFI and the OSX partition where created properly along with the recovery partition. I rebooted using the UEFI USB and configured OSX after the welcome screen. I then tried to run the latest version of Clover for the UEFI installation and it failed as it couldn't open the EFI hidden partition and install the kexts and Clover. It basically failed to mount the EFI partition and install to the EFI partition. I even mounted the EFI partition on disk0s1 where my OSX install was on my SSD and it didnt create any files or folders in the partition. I did create an EFI folder with everything in my root OSX partition instead (very odd). I double and triple checked that i selected UEFI as I always do and that the drive was indeed the OSX SSD installation drive. I manually mounted disk0s1 EFI partition and it had nothing from clover in it. I wiped the EFI partition and tried again without success. I reloaded my GA-Z97MX Gaming5 firmware v6 again and it still failed to load clover into the EFI partition. It did create a EFI folder in my root directory for OSX with all the correct files but i couldn't boot to it using UEFI (YES- i was selecting UEFI from the menu, i have done this successfully on Mavericks and Yosemite many times before) If I move the folder and files from the root EFI folder to the EFI partition, I can boot OSX using UEFI I used gparted to reformat the SSD and try to do another fresh install of OSX again thinking that Disk Utility didn't get rid of all the old bootloader info. Clover couldn't mount the hidden EFI partition on disk0s1. I could do it manually though. I manually mounted the EFI boot partition for my SSD and moved all the clover/mulitbeast files over there. I was able to again boot UEFI SSD El Capitan. When I try to update clover, it doesn't open the hidden EFI partition or update the files in it. It does, however, create an EFi folder in my OSX root with the new Clover bootloader files there. ------------------------------------------------ Original post: Background facts: I have done this successfully many times with both Mavericks and Yosemite in the past using the Clover UEFI booloader 1. I clicked uefi 2. The hidden EFI partition exists on my SSD (disk0s1) OSX install 3. I tried reformatting the drive using gparted and Disk Utility as was outlined in the guides 4. I tried erasing just the EFI partition and changing the file structure 5. I reloaded my GA-Z97MX Gaming5 v6 firmware 6. I did check off the box for loading Clover as uefi 7. I told Clover to install into the ssd OS X drive (I doubled and triple checked this) 8. I booted everything using Uefi from both my F12 option and BIOS option - I don't Legacy boot 9. I tried the most recent versions of Clover. I also tried an older version of Clover for curiosity. ---------------------- Nothing I do can seem to get Clover to load to the hidden EFI partition on my SSD OSX install (disk0s1) Does anyone have an idea what I need to fix to get Clover to recognize, mount, open, and install to my EFI partition on my SSD (disk0s1)?
  5. Thanks Ray. I finally was avble to use the Kaewalk bootloader. I used the one on the CD I made. For some reason I thought I was using the one from the iso that was created from the dsdt boot but I may have been using the bootloader from the Kakewalk download. When I used the one on the CD everything loaded as I watched it creat the extra files while I had the folder open. I am pretty cool now and everything running smoothly. Loaded the Ati Radeon 4870 kext loader and got all myu resolutions. Loaded the Dlink DWA-556 kext fix and wifi working great. Sleep seems to work. No real major issues. Thanks Kakewalk. I still haven't figured out why I was unable to get a full install using Kakewalk and retail CdD but loading off my 10.5.6 worked fine. Haus
  6. ProjectY Thanks for the ram idea. I had thought about it but figured the ram might be ok because I get no errors when using any other os's. I will try switching bankc though on both dimm's from 1-3 to 2-4. Just a note. I booted into 10.5.6 and used d00m42 guide for the EP45-UD3R by going into the SL DVD and running the OSInstall.mpkg and that loaded flawelessly to my 500gb Sl Sata drive. I tried using his v4 pack bootloader PC EFI 10.1 modded and made my DSDT and did the UUID changes along with LegacyHDA change for my ALC888. I then rebooted to the at drive and the correct bootloader came up and I tried a standard boot and then a -v -x32 boot and I keep getting timed out with the ACPI Power CPU and RTL8??? I then ran the Kakewalk bootloader CD and it loaded and setpup my SL install. I then tried the PC EFI bootloader again and it didn't work. i then ran the Kakewalk CD in verbose and watched it get to the same spot that the other kept freezing and once it got past that point the system fired up to the blue start screen before loading the desktop. Funny thing is that when I load the Kakewalk bootloader to the drive I get the same hangup but when I run it from the CD I can load the SL OS. Any ideas why this might occur? Thanks, Haus
  7. I am looking for some useful advice and or help. I was using iPC 10.5.6 on my old Asus P5n72-T MB with a q6600 over cloacked to 3.0ghz and ddr2-800 ram overclocked to 1066 with two SATA2 HDD and two SATA DVD drives. I put the OSX on an IDE drive. That is the background. I just bought a GA EP45-UD3L board and used all the same hardware but decided to first get everything running in default specs for the chips and board. BTW, I am using a ATI Radeon 4870 512mb standard clocking. I booted up in iPC 10.5.6 with everthing working fine. Amazed me that I didn't need to change a thing between the NVIDIA MCP chip based board and the Intel ICH10 board without any issues and need for kext's ?! I used Kakewalk to create the ISO and burned one at max speed and the other at slow speed just in case. I then made all the BIOS changes recommended in the guide, removed all my extra SATA HDD, USB drives, and USB hardware. I then booted Kakewalk v2.1 bootloader CD I created with no issue. I replaced it with my Retail OSX SL 10.6.0 for $29 which I have used a few times without problem for loading my netbook. It got to the install screen in SL and I formated a 500gb SATA drive to extended journ aled GUID and erased the drive multiple times. I have tried installing SL to the drive 8 times or more. I have gone back and modified the bios each time and disabled ports and tried 32-bit and 64-bit HPET variations. I went to the configuration menu and removed languages, printers and X11. Fort some reason it get about 2/3 of the way through the install but then stops each time giving me an invalid error. I can not figure for the life of me why this happens. Does anyone have any ideas?????????? Lastly, I tired doing the install of the Retail disk while in iPC 10.5.6 and my USB HDD with a retail 10.6.1 and get the same invalid installation error about 2/3's of the way in. I then decided to use the Kakewalk bootloader and boot into my USB HDD that I made for my netbook and that worked fine. So, I decided last nite to image my USB netbook SL 10.6.1 that I made using Netbook Installer 0.8.4 RC1 to my 500gb SATA drive. I first used the bootloader to start us 10.6.1 and then imaged it over to the SATA HDD. I can now boot into the imaged 10.6.1 netbook version without problem. Crazy but hey it works for now. I was then going to use Netbook Installer 0.8.4 RC1 and remove all its custom settings and then run Kakewalk and its bootloader. Does anyone have any ideas? Seems to reason that it shoudl work. Oh, i forgot to mentiopn that i had a imaged USB key with 10.6.0 retail that I used for installing on my netbook so I tried to use it to install to my 500gb SATA drive and got the same invalid error. My thinking on the invalid install error is that it has nothing to do with my retail disk or USB key. I have succesfully imaged the 500gb drive and booted into it with the Kakewalk bootloader so my drive hardware seem to be ok. I am thinking this may be a bios issue. I have the latest F9 bios. I even tried setting the ram to standard clock speeds and played with the virtual, C1, and C2 stuff in adv settings to no avail. I would love to figure out my my retail SL will not do a full install. Does anyone have any ideas on this. Before you respond make sure you understand the extent of variations, elimations of hardware and devices, bios changes, etc, etc. Thanks for any help I can get on this. Although I now have a working 10.6.1 I would like to ultimately do the outlined Kakewalk install method. Thank you in advance. Haus
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