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  1. mickeyd453

    Catalina - Install Success

    I have the NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 and it works OOB with no additional kexts required. Ethernet kext depends on the card, i use the stock AppleIntelE1000 ethernet kext on the 980 that has an intel card.
  2. i have a GT 710 and have no issues with Catalina at all
  3. mickeyd453

    Catalina - Install Success

    Not sure where you got the installer from but for my iMac profile I just downloaded directly from software update and all was fine.
  4. Tried to install Catalina on my old trusty Optiplex 980 - Upgraded Clover to 4945 and ran the installer and all went without a hitch, everything works with no modification to existing kexts so BT, WiFi and sound all good. Great job!
  5. mickeyd453

    10.14.3 > 10.14.4 stuck on update

    Just boot back to the running OS rather than the update installer and you should be able to update clover and be good to go.
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    10.14.3 > 10.14.4 stuck on update

    Turned out i needed to update clover - did that and all good. Not sure what specifically change in this update but something clearly did.
  7. I have an i5 that runs 10.14 without issue, pretty much all stock kexts. I just tried to update to 10.14.4 and on the reboot when it boots from the update installer it hangs on the below - Anyone seen this and know what i it might be. I have rebuilt kext cache as i thought that may be it but same problem. thanks IMG_4955.HEIC
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    Cant write to internal SATA HDD

    To close this off - in the end i managed to go back to the unpatched APPLEAHCIPort.kext and via vit9696 patch within clovers 'Kexts to Patch' i managed to get the disk recognized and by adding another small patch i was able to have the internal drives show as internal once more.
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    Cant write to internal SATA HDD

    So more googling led me to the following post This is specific to me as i do have an Intel series 5 SATA controller on this board. What is confusing to me is that this is drive vendor specific as my Intel SSD and all other HDD's that i could test this on worked fine _except_ my WD drives which are my large data drives so for me something specifically related to these drives on this controller. By using the patched AppleAHCIPort.kext i managed to get the machine to recognise these drives and i can use them. I now have a slightly odd issue in that my internal drives show up as external removable drives, which of course they are not, so i need to now work on that. I find it odd that this issue appears so specific to WD drives - i would also like to try and patch this on the fly via clover rather than rolling back a kext.
  10. I have 10.14.1 installed onto a internal 800GB SSD and this runs fine - i have a data drive thats an internal 2TB SATA HDD and its formatted as Mac OS Extended Journalled. The issue is that although the OS 'sees' the drive it cant read it and actually says its unreadable and so needs to be 'initialized'. If i connect this drive to a USB header it can be read and seen without issue. The board is a GA-P55M-UD2 and the bios is set as per many guides on the internet, and it installs and runs an SSD without issue. Am i missing something kext wise related to an internal SATA HDD even though an APFS SSD runs fine? - bit stuck and lost frankly. Couple of screen shots to help explain my issue.
  11. The GT 710 is a 'cheap' card that works well in 10.14
  12. Hi - not really sure what i set to be honest - i seem to remember its just default bios settings with AHCI enabled. Re the clover installer i simply create my install USB with createinstallmedia and then install clover onto that. I dont check install into ESP so the EFI partition is part of the main disk. Apart from that its just standard kexts in the installer. What issues are you having?
  13. success - swapped out the patched com.apple.telemetry.plugin and its booted!
  14. Thanks for the tip - is there anyway to do this in config.plist and leave the com.apple.telemetry.plugin untouched as i note this in that example config.plist <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>Fix Core 2 Due CPU</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> KAcAAIU= </data> <key>InfoPlistPatch</key> <false/> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14,10.14.x</string> <key>Name</key> <string>com.apple.telemetry</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> yAYAAIU= </data> </dict> If not i presume i can just replace my current com.apple.telemetry.plugin with the patched one linked to in that other thread? thanks