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    Mad Audi Scientist reacted to +ira in [pre-release] macOS Big Sur in VMWare   
    Hi everyone,
     
    Finally got a "vanilla" macOS Big Sur running here, no VM, no real Mac install, no pre-build image.
     
    I'll try my best to describe the processes:
     
    Build:
     
    i5 7500
    Gigabyte B250M-D3H
     
    Prep:
     
    I was running the latest Catalina version.
    Enrolled to beta channel.
    Downloaded the 10.16 update.
    First time it got corrupted and the download finished 80% of the way.
    Downloaded it again.
    I tried the createinstallmedia method on a 8GB thumb drive but it would not finish due to the size of the installation being ~10GB.
    So I created a 16GB partition on a spare SSD that I have with High Sierra and ran the createinstallmedia on it.
    I was a long time Clover user, so I had to port my setup to OpenCore.
    I thoroughly followed the dortania OpenCore Desktop guide https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Desktop-Guide/ for my CPU family I didn't use anything from my previous Clover setup except for the SMBIOS information which I ended up generating a new one in later attemps.
     
    This is my current EFI:
    i5-7500-b250m-d3h-EFI.zip
     
    Installation:
    I tried the Install macOS Beta first, it would always give me a black screen but I could see it was doing something either by hearing fan noise or the LED indicator, eventually I would reboot whenever it stop doing whatever it was doing just to find out I didn't Install anything, then I moved on to the install media method.
     
    The install media would lead to a black screen but I found out that if I change sources on my monitor back and forth it would display something eventually in some stages in others it would be just black but I went on whenever I saw activity hoping it was doing something, and it was.
     
    I booted into High Sierra dozen of times between stages until I saw it was not going any further and most of the time it would lead to a pink screen with the Apple logo and a stationary progress bar.
     
    So I did the prelinked kernel on Preboot volume method which you guys (can't remember who, thank you anyway) brought to us from MacRumors on another post and I was pretty sure this was the last attempt.
     
    Tried to boot again. Nothing.
     
    Then I came to the forum and downloaded the EFI posted by @Bios-PC here. (much thanks)
     
    I copied most of the quirks and kexts but kept the specifics of my system.
     
    And......
     
    It booted!
     
    The screen would go black and I had to use the switch sources method but eventually it went ahead and finished installing the system.
     

     
    I hope you guys find this post useful.
    I'm sorry for not being able to pinpoint exactly what was needed to make it work, hopefully the OpenCore\Clover devs can workaround this soon.
     
    Some photos from installation:


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    Mad Audi Scientist reacted to PPCnostalgic in [pre-release] macOS Big Sur in VMWare   
    It's not for "not really expert"....
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    Mad Audi Scientist got a reaction from iCanaro in [pre-release] macOS Big Sur in VMWare   
    Anyone who is getting the OS to run is doing image installs Or installing on external drive on a real Mac just to try out the OS. I guess it’s cool an all, but what’s the fun in that if you can’t boot in to a clean install. Anyhow will keep waiting for the boot loader masters to do their magic till one can do a clean install via external media directly to a hack. “Sergey pamagi nam pajalusta” 
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    Mad Audi Scientist got a reaction from Rocky12 in [pre-release] macOS Big Sur in VMWare   
    Appreciate this my very much. Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing. 
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    Mad Audi Scientist got a reaction from Rocky12 in [pre-release] macOS Big Sur in VMWare   
    Appreciate this my very much. Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing. 
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    Mad Audi Scientist got a reaction from iCanaro in [pre-release] macOS Big Sur in VMWare   
    Anyone who is getting the OS to run is doing image installs Or installing on external drive on a real Mac just to try out the OS. I guess it’s cool an all, but what’s the fun in that if you can’t boot in to a clean install. Anyhow will keep waiting for the boot loader masters to do their magic till one can do a clean install via external media directly to a hack. “Sergey pamagi nam pajalusta” 
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    Mad Audi Scientist got a reaction from luki1979 in [pre-release] macOS Big Sur in VMWare   
    I see well then I’ll wait for a bit more development gets done on the boot loader front till I try playing around as the hardware I would test it on is very similar. I may have to dive in to OC as I’ve been on clover. We will see. ” Slice, gde ti brat Jan? Pamagi nam fse” (in my broken Russian with latin letters.
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    Mad Audi Scientist got a reaction from PPC in Mac mini 2018 smbios - possible desktop hackintosh usage   
    Wish Pike was still around, he would have already had something for us to play with. 
    Will start poking around to see what I can dig up before this week.
     
    By the way Pietro, your TINU app has a lot of promise. I used it to create an installer, I will try using it this week and see how well it works. Thanks for the contribution and all the hard work. Nice video with Paul, can't wait for the next one.
     
    You should be able to get HD630 running without the MacMini SMBios. What have you tried? 
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