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  1. CodeRush

    [UEFIPatch] UEFI patching utility

    PMPatch is obsolete and not supported by me anymore. I have developed the successor of it, UEFIPatch, which is both more universal and reliable, and uses UEFITool's engine for proper UEFI modification. Combined topic about all my UEFITool-based utilities is here, sources and binaries are available on GitHub. Bug reports are welcome. To any new readers of this topic: it's you who takes all the risk of bricking your board, it's you who is responsible for all things that you do to your PC, not me or any other developer out there! BIOS modifications are risky by their nature, please be aware of it and don't blame me if anything is gone wrong for you. Old PMPatch post and FAQ is in spoiler below:
  2. blackosx

    DarwinDumper

    Do you want to quickly find your boot log, or ever wanted to know which version of bootloader is installed on your disk(s), had the need to dump your BIOS from OS X, just curious about your own system setup or been asked to provide your setup information to others when asking for assistance? DarwinDumper is a useful collection of readily available tools, and scripts wrapped in an application framework giving you a convenient method to quickly gather a system overview of your hack or Mac. And rest assured that enabling the privacy option will mask sensitive data like the IOPlatformSerialNumber, IOPlatformUUID, IOMACAddress(s), USB Serial Number(s), SystemSerialNumber, serial-number, fmm-mobileme-token-FMM, MLB and ROM efi vars and CustomUUID in the dumped files and report. Current Version: 3.0.4 The system dumps are saved to a folder or your choice, but defaulting to the same directory as the main application. You can choose to setup a symlink to make it simple to run DarwinDumper from the Terminal. There is an option to create an html report showing a complete overview of the dumps. This report will mostly just contain the text dumps as you'll find in the main dump directory, but for some dumps there is extra processing to try to present the information in a better way. For example, the Disk Partitions and Unique ID's dump will show a visual map of the disk layout, and the DMI Tables (SMBIOS) dump will show the data split by table type. Note: The html report does not contain all files from a complete dump so if seeking assistance for a problem and you wish to send someone a DarwinDump then you will want to send the complete dump directory and not just the .html report file. The following can be read and dumped by DarwinDumper: - ACPI tables. - Audio codec and further info. - Boot loaders and configuration files. - CPU info. - Device-properties. - Disk partition structure / info. - Disk sectors (hex). - DMI (SMBIOS). - EDID. - I/O Kit Registry. - EFI Memory Map. - EFI vars (some). - Kernel information - Kexts - (list of currently loaded kexts). - Memory. - NVRAM (both Apple specific and UEFI firmware variables). - SMC Keys. - LSPCI (PCI vendor & device codes) dumps. - Power (Sleep/Hibernate) settings. - RTC. - System Profiler. - System BIOS. - System Log(s). - Video BIOS. License: DarwinDumper is licensed under GNU General Public License, version 3.0 (GPLv3). Tools included: AnalyseVBIOS Copyright: Not Known. License: Not known Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/211294-information-on-vesa-modes-in-atinvidia-bios/ AppleIntelInfo Copyright: © 2012-2017 Pike R. Alpha. All rights reserved. License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial https://github.com/Piker-Alpha/AppleIntelInfo atomdis Copyright: Michael Larabel @ Phoronix.com License: GPL Version 2 Source: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_atombios_dumper bgrep Copyright 2009 Felix Domke <tmbinc@elitedvb.net>. All rights reserved. Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met: 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL <COPYRIGHT HOLDER> OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. The views and conclusions contained in the software and documentation are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing official policies, either expressed or implied, of the copyright holder. Source: https://github.com/tmbinc/bgrep bdmesg Copyright 2010 by Islam M. Ahmed Zaid. All rights reserved. License: GPL Version 2 Source: http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/source/tree/HEAD/trunk/i386/util/bdmesg.c cmosDumperForOsx Created by rafirafi, revised extensively by STLVNUB License: Information not available Source: http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2432&st=0&p=21522&&do=findComment&comment=21522 csrstat Created by Piker-Alpha Copyright: © 2015-2017) by Pike R. Alpha License: Information not available Source: https://github.com/Piker-Alpha/csrstat dmidecode http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/ License: GPL Version 2 Source: http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2488 dumpACPI Created by blackosx. Idea taken from PHPdev32's MacIASL. Source: https://bitbucket.org/blackosx/dumpacpi edid-decode Created by Adam Jackson, revised by Andy Vandijck License: Information not available Original Source: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/edid-decode Revised Source: http://bit.ly/1qAzqxb fdisk440 Apple Computer, Inc. License: APSL v2.0 Source: http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleonApplications/source/tree/HEAD/trunk/fdisk.tproj FirmwareMemoryMap script Amit Singh (showbootermemorymap) License: Information not available Source: http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2447&st=120&p=19329&&do=findComment&comment=19329 flashrom http://flashrom.org/Flashrom License: GPL Version 2 Source: http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=2485&view=findpost&p=40285 getcodecid Copyright © 2012 AnV Software. All rights reserved. License: Information not available Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285277-getcodecid-command-line-tool-to-detect-codec-id/ getdump Created by fassl?, modifications by Slice and AutumnRain? License: Information not available Source: https://svn.code.sf.net/p/voodoohda/code/tranc/getdump.c gfxutil Copyright 2008 mcmatrix. All rights reserved. License: Information not available http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=q2isd338ihjjpcgbng7tne08pdv7tr4f&topic=64.0 Source: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/222155/gfxutil_source.zip iasl Copyright © 2000 – 2014 Intel Corporation. License: Information not available Source: https://github.com/acpica/acpica ioregwv Apple Computer, Inc. License: APSL v2.0 Source: https://bitbucket.org/blackosx/ioregwv lzma Copyright © 2013 Igor Pavlov. License: GNU Lesser General Public License Source: http://www.7-zip.org/sdk.html lzvn Copyright: © 2014 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. License: APSL Credit: Piker-Alpha, Andy Vandijck, MinusZwei. https://github.com/Piker-Alpha/LZVN MacGap2 Created by Tim Debo. All rights reserved. License: MIT Source: https://github.com/MacGapProject/MacGap2 nvram Apple Computer, Inc. License: APSL v2.0 Source: https://bitbucket.org/blackosx/nvram oclinfo Copyright © 2009 cmf License: GPL Version 2 Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/170796-opencl-info/ pciutils driver (DirectHW.kext) DirectHW is Copyright © 2008-2010 coresystems GmbH License: GPL Version 2 Source: http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2480 pciutils lspci Copyright © 1997--2008 Martin Mares License: GPL Version 2 Source Code: https://kernel.googlesource.com/pub/scm/utils/pciutils/pciutils.git/+/master Macpmem driver (Macpmem.kext) Copyright © 2007-2011 Volatile Systems. Copyright 2013-2014 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved. License: GPL Version 2 Source Code: https://github.com/google/rekall/tree/master/tools/osx/MacPmem]https://github.com/google/rekall/tree/master/tools/osx/MacPmem RadeonDump Created by Dong Luo. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. Modified by Andy Vandijck License: Information not available Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/282794-darwindumper/page__st__120?do=findComment&comment=1920068 radeon_bios_decode Created by Dong Luo. Copyright 2008. All rights reserved. License: Information not available Source: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/282794-darwindumper/page__st__120?do=findComment&comment=1920068 smbios-reader http://www.nongnu.org/dmidecode/ License: GPL Version 2 Source: http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=2208 SMC_util3 Copyright © 2006 devnull License: GPL Version 2 Source: http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=2447&view=findpost&p=23230 VoodooHDA.kext Created by fassl?, modifications by Slice and AutumnRain? License: https://sourceforge.net/p/voodoohda/code/HEAD/tree/tranc/License.h]https://sourceforge.net/p/voodoohda/code/HEAD/tree/tranc/License.h Source: https://sourceforge.net/p/voodoohda/code/HEAD/tree/]https://sourceforge.net/p/voodoohda/code/HEAD/tree/ x86info Written to succeed CPUID by Phil Karn (KA9Q). Contributed to by various people. OS X compatability by Slice License: GPL Version 2 Original Source: https://github.com/kernelslacker/x86info Revised Source: http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=2447&view=findpost&p=41134 Running DarwinDumper from the command line: From Terminal, you can initiate DarwinDumper by running the following script directly. /DarwinDumper.app/Contents/Resources/public/bash/script.sh To help with this, the UI has a Symlink option which you can click to create a symbolic link which points to the above script. DarwinDumper can then be subsequently run from the command-line by loading a new Terminal window and typing darwindumper followed by return. Credits (in alphabetical order): Adam Jackson, Amit Singh, Andy Vandijck, Apple Inc., arsradu, bcc9, blackosx, cmf, DieBuche, dmazar, Dong Luo, droplets, ErmaC, Felix Domke, Google Inc., Intel Corporation, InsanelyDeepak, JrCs, Kabyl, Kynnder, Martin Mareš, mcmatrix, Michael Larabel, Mickey1979, phcoder, Phil Karn, Piker-Alpha, rafirafi, гык-sse2, Slice ,sonotone, STLVNUB, THe KiNG, Trauma, Volatile Systems, xsmile, !Xabbu. DarwinDumper was originally inspired as an open project by Trauma, it has remained an open project and please keep it an open project, so if you make any changes or additions to it then please share your work here. Please report any feedback, requests or bugs. Please note: DarwinDumper v3 requires OS X 10.9 and newer to run in the Finder, though it should work from the command line okay on older OS versions. The following link retains the download for v2.9.9.2 for older OS versions. DarwinDumper Download
  3. As you all might know that it's a great challenge to insert apfs.ffs ( High Sierra Supported) and some other kext drivers into original BIOS Chip on GA-B85m-D3H as the deficiency of BIOS space. Though we can put all our kext and DSDT/SSDT files in EFI drive, I would like to find a better way booting with Ozmosis. I tried to google if there's anyone trying to replace a compatible but larger BIOS chip on B85m-D3H, it seems no results. Although someone sells compatible BIOS chip on eBay (see http://www.ebay.com/itm/171070424707?ul_noapp=true), there is no adequate information about its technical information about this chip. So, anyone so far has any ideas?
  4. Hello Insanelymac, I've successfully installed Mac OS X Sierra on 2 32gb flash drives with them as a JBOD Raid. I can only get into the hackintosh if I use another USB flash drive with Clover installed on it. I've tried using a clover installer however that just installs on my Raid Disk. I've also noticed that when I open clover configurator, there are 2 EFI partitions but both of them were empty. I've tried moving the contents of the EFI on my Raid disk that clover installed but my BIOS does not detect it. Also when I use the other flash drive to boot into clover, there is another volume called "BOOT OS X" right next to my Raid Disk Volume that I use to boot from. I just want to install and boot off of my Raid usb flash drives. Really running out of options, Thanks guys.
  5. Hi, I'm sharing this information for X58a-UD3R users, hoping that it could help someone. Since mavericks installation last year, my rig (X58a-UD3R with latest BIOS FH, I7-950, dual HD7950) had garbled audio and sound cutoff . Switching from patched HDA to VoodooHDA didn't help. I got used to it and tought it would be fixed with Yosemite... Recently, my rig crashed while exiting sleep mode, so badly that after a few reboot attemps, the system displayed a text message explaining that the mobo was reverting to backup BIOS due to main BIOS corruption The backup version was so old that I couldn't boot using Clover anymore, so I had to flash a more recent one. Integrated flashing utility (Q-Flash) doesn't allow a >1MB BIOS, so I chose the very last one smaller than 1MB : version FF The system got bootable again using Clover and to my great surprise, the audio problems are gone. The problem with BIOS version FH (latest) is that it adds "Dolby Home Theater PCEEv4 support". I think it should be avoided. It may be possible to fix the issue using a DSDT patch, but it's far beyond my knowledge . I'll give a try to BIOS version FG1 (second to last) once I reboot to Windows, but for now, I'm keeping v. FF. Bye. Edit 2014/09/11: typo
  6. There is an utility to analyze Radeon Video Bios http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_atombios_dumper&num=1 My compilation for OSX atomdis.zip Usage ./atomdis c0000.bin F >bios_info.txt where c0000.bin is an BIOS image obtained by Clover with F6. I expected someone found this utility useful.
  7. I just tried to update a Sierra hackintosh to High Sierra, checking the update to APFS checkmark and now after the install, I cannot get to clover and when connecting the disk to a windows pc, it just sees unallocated space. Has the High Sierra installer just wiped the whole disk? Are there issues when using APFS with an MBR disk?
  8. I currently have my machine up and running using the Chimera and Chameleon method, however I learned a few weeks ago that iMessage is never going to work using this method, like it did in older versions of OS X. I'm finding that Clover has a steep learning curve (even though the Boot-loader, and Clover Configurator seem pretty straight forward). All the guides I'm finding online seem to not be working for me, I have been most successful using a mixture of information from TonymacOSX, and Skyline OS X sites. I can get to the Clover boot screen, I select the Yosemite installer, the loading bar gets about half way then the Monitors turn off. I would appreciate if someone would point me in the right direction, this is abit frustrating to me, but I'm not trying to give up... My current configuration with hardware: OS - Yosemite/Windows 7 | Chimera and Chameleon Method Motherboard/ CPU - GA-EX58-UD3R 1.6/1.7 FK | Intel i7 930 Video Card - Nivida GeForce GTX 480 12GB of RAM System drive - 1TB
  9. Hi ! This guide seems to be good, even I couldn't make Mavericks run on my Hackintosh. And I feel that something very important has been forgotten and is what about BIOS settings. As there are too many M.B. out there, some guides are necessaries: what could be and what could not be for a successful installation. I can´t find why I need to take off my video PCI card (Zotac GeForce 9500GT) and to start with -x to begin to boot and connect this site. After beginning with a F7 (run from optimized) or switching CMOS, seting up defaults no USB (with all the steps indicated in the guide) allow me to install Mavericks. I tried to boot the USB with -x instruction and the installer finally appeared, but after a while a message error told me that this computer couldn't run the Installer. So, I´ll appreciate if anyone can make some comments about BIOS, if video cards have to be installed or not, or what another things need to be consider. I have similar troubles with restoring ML on another HDs, even I have made run correctly it, before crushing there´s OS… Thank you at all for any help! Running: MB Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H, with i7 Intel processor, 8GB RAM, WiFi card, extra USB PCI card (5 ports), video PCI card: Zotac GeForce 9500GT, 120 GB HD1, 250 GB HD2, 500 GB HD3. Mouse and keyboard wireless.
  10. Sorry if this isn't the right place to post this, but i didnt really see a better place. Does anyone know where I can find a patched BIOS for the Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2H? I'm using patched BIOSes on my Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L and Asus P8P67-m Pro. Both have served me well and I would like to find a patched BIOS for this one too. I've found one for the ES2L made my cartri, but not the ES2H. Cartri has taken down forum, so finding help there has become hard. Please help if you can. Thanks.
  11. Thatmannoob

    Asus CM6850

    Okay so I have an ASUS CM6850 so far OX ML is running amazing on it...except for the usual like sleep and i need a DSDT for my PC the board is a P8H67-M PRO and theres a DSDT for that board which thats what my board is but Asus branded the board model ID in the EFI bios with CM6850 so my question is there any way to force flash an EFI Bios or somehow decompile a .ROM and change the Model ID because EZ Flash or BUpdater both say Model ID Different from current rom?? If anyone could change the model ID for me let me know :/
  12. Brizor93

    The missing element...

    After a period of over two months, it appears that I finally managed to come close to getting a functional Hackintosh laptop. A success that I would ascribe to a persevering nature. In order to do so, I had to use a tutorial that I found on the net which requires the use of a 8GB+ flash drive, "iAtkos L2' and "Chimera 1.8." However, after finalizing the making of the bootable flash drive, my computer seems to indicate that something is still missing. As I try to boot up from the prepared USB, the chimera interface shows up. Then, I proceed by selecting the iAtkos image in verbose mode. And once I do so, the apple logo appears for a brief period time (less than a second) and then shows the screen shown in the attached thumbnail. As a result, I'm seeking the assistance of this forum to help me find a solution. Thanks in advance.
  13. Hello all... So I had a 100% working --bluetooth, web drivers, sound, handoff, everything!--- dual boot (Windows, High Sierra 10.13) system a few days ago running clover boot loader and these specs : Gigabyte z170x-ud3 (F6 Bios) i7 6700k gtx980ti In my infinite wisdom, I decided to update my BIOS to F23b. Upon rebooting, I get a kernel panic about 75% of the way into the boot and auto restart. From my searches for this issue, it appears I need the EmuVariableUEFI option now because of NVRAM support? My issue is, how do I install this variable into my previously working system without being able to boot into it? Is it even possible, or am I hosed and need to do a clean install? Note:*** I can actually boot into a backup/cloned drive I have of 10.12.6, but when I try to use clover configurator to install the EmuVariable on the HS drive, it doesn't recognize the new apple file system as a EFI to mount (shows up greyed out, no partition recognized)? Any help would be much appreciated
  14. jancarlos1597

    Bios MSI Krait Gaming Z170A

    Version .40

    67 downloads

    Modified bios for MSI Z170A Krait Gaming
  15. WillyRokks

    BIOS Trouble

    Hi everyone, I've built my first Hackintosh today but I've had some trouble getting to the first [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] screen. I think it's a matter of incorrect BIOS because they system can run windows (on a different HDD) my board is a Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 with an i7 2600k, Corsair Vengeance, OZC Agility 3, GeForce GTX 260 (i know this card isn't 100% compatible). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Will
  16. I need help! I have read guides about installing mac on this motherboard, and they all mentioned a modified BIOS, but ALL the links are broken. Can anyone send me the appropriate file? I have downgraded my BIOS to 2.0, but I don't know if that is enough. I have installed 10.6.3 on a bootable USB stick (with myhack). Does anyone know the highest Snow Leopard version this motherboard supports? Thanks.
  17. WillyRokks

    BIOS Trouble

    Hi everyone, I've build my first Hackintosh today but I've had some trouble getting to the first [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] screen. I think its a matter of incorrect BIOS because the system can run windows (on a different HDD) my board is a gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 with an i7 2600k, Corsair Vengeance, OCZ Agility 3, GeForce GTX 260 (i know this card isn't 100% compatible). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Will
  18. Hey guys, When trying to boot my HP DV6 (Specs in signature) from my Chameleon 2,3 USB boot loader I get a GenericUSBXHCI::CreateRootHubDevice Bus 14 already taken error. My BIOS is unlocked using Donovan6000s F1.B unlock, and I'm using a DSDT I found for a DV6/DV7 that seems to be working (GenericUSBHXCI gives a message about not loading if I'm not using a DSDT) So far, I've tried RehabMan's GenerichUSBXHCI, Patched Yosemite Beta AppleUSBXCHI, vanilla AppleUSBXCHI, and Maverick's GenericUSBHXCI found in this thread. I've attached two pictures which might be relevant; the first one being of when the USB is initially mounted and this next one a picture of the actual error message. I'm booting with -v; USBBusFix=Yes stops the installer while it's still on the Chameleon mesh background, and -x seems to make the screen go black within 30 seconds. I've tried the UHCI and EHCI flags, but get the same result in my screenshots. I'm not entirely well versed in this message and I can't find too much about it, so if anyone could provide some insight it would definitely be appreciated. I'm wondering if making my own DSDT could help, but I'm hesitant to take the time to do the DSDT if it's not even a variable. It's worth noting that my USB ports are working, I plugged in another USB just to see what would happen and verbose showed the filesystem etc. It just seems that each port I try has 'Bus 14 Already Taken'
  19. Hey guys, getting ready to lay the groundwork for a Windows 10/Yosemite dual boot here. I have a 2011 HP DV6 with a 256gb SSD and a 1tb hybrid drive, and it's worth noting that I have an older style BIOS only system, so native UEFI/GPT booting is not an option for me. I've been doing a lot of research recently into GPT and MBR type disk formats, and obviously GPT looks all around better. I don't really care which one I use, as long as it is not a hybrid MBR. Ideally all of my disks are one or the other even if they're different, just not a mix of the two. So.. As far as I can tell, here are my options: 1. Install Windows 10 MBR style, then install Yosemite using the 'Yosemite MBR Patch'. My question about the patch is this, will it force OS X to use MBR or will it just install OS X on a GPT style partition, creating a hybrid MBR? I'm assuming that it does create a hybrid, but this is something that I could not find any kind of documentation for at all. Could somebody clarify this? 2. Use a DUET bootloader (Clover) to boot a Windows installer, tricking Windows into thinking I'm using a UEFI system and therefore allowing me to install to GPT. This would require DUET to boot either OS, and I'm ok with that.. 3. Install Windows 10 MBR style, use 'gptgen' to safely convert the drive to GPT and then install Yosemite, forever relying on DUET to boot. 4. Place the MBR boot files in a ~200mb partition on the 1TB hybrid drive instead of keeping them on the startup disk itself, creating an all GPT disk while still retaining the original boot settings. The downside to this one is that I may want more than 4 partitions on the 1tb drive, and that will never be a possibility if it has an MBR partition(as far as I can tell). But I COULD, I think, have an all GPT drive as my OS drive, and an all MBR drive for the data. As per this guide. Well, not exactly. In the guide the guy is using a USB stick, I would just use a small MBR partition on the 1tb secondary drive. I think for this one I would also need to install EFI on to the GPT disk to get into Clover? Can anyone clarify/expand on this? I can't find any other solutions for this other than these 4 - if you know of one, please let me know! Additional information: As of right now, the SSD has a fresh copy of Windows 10 on it, and the 1tb has both Yosemite and Windows 7 on separate partitions. It's a dirty, dirty hybrid MBR, and will be wiped soon in favor of all GPT or MBR. I could of course make things easy and install one OS to one drive, but I can't get over how great it would be to have both taking advantage of SSD speeds. I would also love to keep Windows 10 Fast Boot around, as it makes my boot times into Windows like 3 seconds, but if I understand right this isn't really possible using Clover. tl;dr I should have bought a UEFI machine I didn't really clarify, but I'd like to know what some more technical people have to say about this, or if there are any major advantages/disadvantages that I'm not seeing here. I know about the 4 partition limit on MBR disks, it's not a super big concern of mine as I don't think I'll need more than that on each of my drives. Which one of these is the best for this situation, or which one of these have you found the most success with in a similar situation?(Dual booting a BIOS only machine)
  20. buttcrap

    Issues Booting Windows in Clover

    I can't seem to track down an issue I'm having booting into ANY Windows installation using Clover. The laptop I'm attempting to dual boot is a BIOS only, with an unlocked Insyde H20 F1.B. It has two hard drives, but rather than use one for each OS, I'm partitioning the first one and using the second one as a shared ExFat drive between Yosemite/Windows 10 TP. The reason I'm setting it up like this is because my first drive is an SSD, second one a hybrid. Because the machine is BIOS only, in order to use a GPT style startup disk (as opposed to the less attractive MBR) I need to load the Windows installer via Clover, to avoid getting an error message about how Windows can't install. The whole goal is to avoid using MBR/hybrid MBR at all. In addition to the Windows USB installer(this one is actually in GPT format) I have, I also have one Windows 10 TP partition currently on the startup drive using MBR, and an old Windows 7 install on my secondary HDD, also using MBR. So I definitely need a Clover USB drive that will be able to boot into Windows pretty consistently, as once I'm using all GPT on my old BIOS only machine I cannot rely on the Windows bootloader at all. None of the Windows installations will boot using Clover. I select them, press enter, and they show a box. Waiting doesn't seem to do anything. I initially tried this using the latest Clover, r3193, and when it didn't work I tried r3185... It continued like that for a while, I'm pretty sure I've tested all versions of 2.3 by now. On some versions of Clover, none of the Windows drives will even show up! I've tried various versions on 3 different USB sticks I have, and when they do show the Windows it will immediately show a square if I try to boot into them, and I have to hold hard reboot. I have a good functioning installation of OS X on the 2nd HDD, so I have an edited DSDT.aml and config.plist that has native power management etc. No matter if the DSDT is there or not the behavior is exactly the same. I do have LegacyBIOSDefault on, and I've tried exploring PBR to no avail. When making the USB, I make sure to select 'Install boot0af in MBR' under Bootloader, and Clover EFI 64 bits Sata, and I typically don't mess with any of the other options. I tried BiosBlock once, but Clover never booted. I'm new to Clover, and obviously, I am missing something here. I've tried looking everywhere to see what I'm doing wrong, but this one is stumping me. Any ideas? It is booting OS X beautifully though
  21. Hi! I have an UEFI bios (got it to install Yosemite on my Dell Inspiron laptop). Got an HDD with an old Mavericks system and an SSD with W7 and Yosemite. Today Clover suddenly stopped detecting my Yosemite and I couldn't boot into W7 as well (got "A disk read error occured" message). SSD was detected in BIOS, and I could boot into Mavericks on my SSD. I could see the SSD partitions fine, checked them with Disk Utility. Everything seems ok. Then eventually BIOS stopped seeing my SSD after a few reboots, and after trying to boot with the Yosemite install stick it stopped seeing any Clover boot options, I can't even boot into my HDD system. I haven't done anything suspicious before that happened, just installed USB WLAN card drivers on W7 and rebooted. Tried resetting BIOS options to default. My laptop model is Dell Inspiron N5110. Everything was working fine for months. Thank you!
  22. So I recently made a bootable USB with OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 on it. I didn't change anything on the USB. I just formatted it under Disk Utilities, made a bootable USB with [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and that's it. I put the USB in one of my USB-ports of the PC and I boot directly from the USB in UEFI-Bootmode. Coming in the Bootmenu I choose the USB to boot from. The Apple logo comes for like 4-5 seconds. After that the following message pops up at the upper display: "panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff8004d1caa6): „zone_init: kmem_suballoc failed“«Library Caches com.apple.xbx Sources xnu xnu3248". Just some miliseconds later it reboots. I changed almost everything. I booted with "nv_disable=1" "-x" "-v"... Here's a video how it looks like. I recorded it so yeah... My Specs: CPU: Intel i5-4460 @ 3.20 GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 RAM: 1x8GB DDR3 Motherboard: Medion H81H3-EM2 (I know. Self-build PC is better...) In the BIOS i just turned off Intel Virtualization Technology and choose UEFI-bootmode. That's it...
  23. Clover is a great boot loader, however, some people are still having problems. I think a lot of this has to do with the design of the systems. Many have extra backup internal hard drives or partitions with legacy boot loaders or previous Clover systems. While this may have been fine in the past, with Clover and the newer OS X's, this does not work on many motherboards. Often it happens that Clover and El Capitan (or Yosemite) will install and seem to work fine, but then degenerate to an unusable state. I chased this problem for quite a while before I found the solution (see Source #1 below). Look at the boot options list in your BIOS. If you see entries that are not physical drives, it is likely that you are encountering some form of this problem. First, remove all of the extra boot entries. 0. You COULD try to reflash the BIOS and you MAY be done. This worked on my 6 series board, but not on my current 9 series. If it works for you, skip to the second section on preventing the problem from happening again. If this does not work, or if you really don't want to have to flash the BIOS, then continue. 1. Disconnect all drives except one with only one instance of Clover. If you only have a partitioned drive with ANY backups on the partitions, it is probably best to boot with only the Clover Install USB stick and no other drives attached. 2. Boot your system and press the right arrow key when the Clover boot loader appears. 2b. If you cannot get to Clover, reset your CMOS and try again, this time going into the BIOS and selecting your physical drive for boot override. DO NOT touch any other entries at this point as it may lock the BIOS and you will need to reset the CMOS and start over again. It SHOULD work, so keep trying – I don't know another way. 3. Use the right and left arrow keys to select the Clover UEFI Shell and hit enter. The following screen should appear, and either let it time out, or press a key: 4. At the Shell> prompt type bcfg boot dump the results should look something like this: 5. You need to remove any entry that is not a physical hard drive. As far as I know, if it is a real physical disk, it will list as DevPath - HD. The code to remove an entry looks like this: bcfg boot rm XX where XX is the Option number. In this example, I remove Option 02 with bcfg boot rm 02 If you have a LOT of bogus entries, it is best to do just a few, and then type the command bcfg boot dump again before repeating the process. When I first did this on my ASUS H97 board, I had at least 10 entries to clear so it took several iterations of this process. 6. When your have removed all entries that are not physical hard drives, type exit and press the return key. This will get you back to the main Clover screen. At this point, I would choose restart from the Clover choices and enter the BIOS to check if your work was successful. Second, rethink your system design and backup scheme to prevent this from happening again. • Design your system so that there is only one disk (an SSD if you like speed) that has an EFI partition that contains the Clover boot loader. Of course in OS X, all (I think) formatted drives will have an EFI partition, but you do not want two EFI partitions that contain ANY boot loader – that includes Clover, Chameleon, Chimera or whatever. • On some boards, it may help to set the boot options for all devices to UEFI Only (didn't make a difference on my board, but did speed up boot time). • Currently, I have a 250 GB M.2 SSD as my boot disk, and the others are just for data. For backups I use EXTERNAL DISKS, so that I don't reencounter the same problems. The external drives are connected only when I need to backup. [i am working on a GUIDE for Clonezilla.] External USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 drive enclosures are quite reasonably priced at the moment, so I encourage you to do this as well. I think you could use Time Machine for data backup, but I have no experience with this. • Currently I am only running Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. It would be great to hear about successful system designs in the same way I am discussing here from others who are also running Windows, Linux or other versions of Mac OS X Source #1 - Thanks to trioset
  24. I currently have my machine up and running using the Chimera and Chameleon method, however I learned a few weeks ago that iMessage is never going to working using this method, like it did in older versions of OS X. I'm finding that Clover has a steep learning curve (even though the Boot-loader, and Clover Configurator seem pretty straight forward). All the guides I'm finding online seem to not be working for me, I have been most successful using a mixture of information from TonymacOSX, and Skyline OS X sites. I can get to the Clover boot screen, I select the Yosemite installer, the loading bar gets about half way then the Monitors turn off. I would appreciate if someone would point me in the right direction, this is abit frustrating to me, but I"m not trying to give up... My curent configuration with hardware. OS - Yosemite/Windows 7 | Chimera and Chameleon Method Motherboard/ CPU - GA-EX58-UD3R 1.6/1.7 FK | Intel i7 930 Video Card - Nivida GeForce GTX 480 12GB of RAM System drive - 1TB
  25. I have a laptop SSHD that's failing SMART. I know, I know, I should replace it, but I'm fully backed up and wouldn't be using Clover if I wasn't on the cheap... Gonna use this drive till it doesn't spin anymore lol Anyways, I have 2 SATA bays on my laptop after an optical disk delete. I keep the failing drive in the second one, and I notice that if it's plugged in at all Clover will hang indefinitely, not even making it to the GUI. It's very consistent; if the drive in it is NOT going to make it, but once you take it out it goes back to absolutely killing it. I know I shouldn't expect to much, but this drive still performs fantastic in Windows/OS X if used in an external drive bay over USB 3.0. I'm just surprised that it doesn't ever boot, considering this drive still performs solidly externally still. It makes me think that there may be more going on here than Clover just having trouble reading the drive - does Clover do any kind of hardware or SMART test? Could my BIOS be detecting that the drive is failing and blocking access to it? I do plan to replace this drive anyways, but have any of you guys seen anything like this?
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