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  1. Hello, after installing new hard drive to my functional hackintosh it doesn't shows up in disk utility at all. But, when I boot up Windows 8 on same machine and go to disk management it shows up normally and I can format it and do everything with it normally. Access with file explorer is also possible. I tried formatting it in MBR and GPT format style - no success. I tried formatting it in NTFS and exFAT - no success. I also tried connecting it to another SATA port - no success. Is there something else I can try?
  2. I made my USB boot drive using #####, but when I select it as my boot device, and try to boot, it says: boot0: GPT boot0: test boot0: test boot0: done And it just stops there, with a blinking cursor. I can't get to the installation screen. Does anyone know what problem I'm having, and how I can fix it? Thanks
  3. Bautastein

    Making Windows partition bootable

    Hi The problem is the following: I have a mid 2012 27" iMac with no SuperDrive, and would like to install Windows using dual boot. I have an ISO image of Win7. I see there's an option in Boot Camp Assistant to install it via a USB Flash Drive, but I don't have one. Since I am sick I would have to order it online, and it would take maybe a week, and I'm a little impatient. I see there is an often recommended trick of installing Windows via VMWare to the physical disk, then switch the virtual machine off before it restarts, then restart the mac and boot into the new windows Volume. I don't have VMWare Fusion, but I tried it with VirtualBox instead. I then tried to set the startup volume to the new Windows partition, in System Preferences, and restarted, and got the following message: No Bootable Device --- press any key to continue... The message is taken from memory. So, I reckon there might be three ways from here: 1) Install rEFIt. I see almost all tutorials include this. I'm very squeamish about installing software that has low-level access and makes low-level changes to the system that might have consequences like the machine not booting at all. I'm not sure how much it changes the firmware etc., the stuff that I'm squeamish about. I also couldn't quite determine from the rEFIt/rEFInd websites whether it would solve my problem, and whether it would be necessary. 2) Try installing windows again via VirtualBox, but this time give VirtualBox access to the entire disk. Gulp! I'm squeamish about that too. Until now, I have only given it access to the partition where I want Windows installed, I suspect the Windows installer actually needs to put some boot code into the MBR records too. I suspect I would have to give it access to the entire physical disk for it to work. But, as I understand it, there is a trick that Mac OS X employs to make two partition map types work together. Perhaps there might be incompatibilities that won't be handled by installing Windows via VirtualBox, so that the entire disk could be ruined (or at least the partition tables). Therefore, I thought I'd ask here first. Here is the command I used to create the raw vmdk file for VirtualBox: sudo vboxmanage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ./raw_hd.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/disk0 -partitions 4 By removing the last bit "-partitions 4", I'd give it access to the entire disk. 3) Get VMWare Fusion, and install Windows via it instead, like the tutorials say? Perhaps VirtualBox just ain't up to the task? Or..... maybe I should just accept that squeamishness and hackishness don't go together, and order a USB flash drive online.... Partition Inspector from the rEFIt package (which I didn't install), says: *** Report for internal hard disk *** Current GPT partition table: # Start LBA End LBA Type 1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT) 2 409640 1815536839 Mac OS X HFS+ 3 1815536840 1816806375 Mac OS X Boot 4 1816807424 1953523711 Basic Data Current MBR partition table: # A Start LBA End LBA Type 1 1 409639 ee EFI Protective 2 409640 1815536839 af Mac OS X HFS+ 3 1815536840 1816806375 ab Mac OS X Boot 4 1816807424 1953523711 87 NTFS volume set MBR contents: Boot Code: None Partition at LBA 40: Boot Code: None (Non-system disk message) File System: FAT32 Listed in GPT as partition 1, type EFI System (FAT) Partition at LBA 409640: Boot Code: None File System: HFS Extended (HFS+) Listed in GPT as partition 2, type Mac OS X HFS+ Listed in MBR as partition 2, type af Mac OS X HFS+ Partition at LBA 1815536840: Boot Code: None File System: HFS Extended (HFS+) Listed in GPT as partition 3, type Mac OS X Boot Listed in MBR as partition 3, type ab Mac OS X Boot Partition at LBA 1816807424: Boot Code: Windows BOOTMGR (Vista) File System: NTFS Listed in GPT as partition 4, type Basic Data Listed in MBR as partition 4, type 87 NTFS volume set
  4. Hey Guys, I wanted to write a short guide on how to chainload Chameleon or legacy Clover from the Windows Bootloader using EasyBCD/Grub4DOS. This maybe useful for people who are reluctant to touch their legacy Windows installation and want to keep their OSX installed and separate on a new GPT Hard Disk. A common scenario would be to have an existing legacy install of Windows on a MBR partitoned hard drive. After installing OSX and then a bootloader (Chameleon or legacy Clover) on a separate GUID hard drive, you can still give the original Windows drive first boot priority in the BIOS and chainload to Chameleon/Clover from the Windows Boot Manager when required. Eg Below is the current disk/partition arrangement for my legacy BIOS (Non UEFI) desktop rig: Gigabyte P55aUD3/Intel i5 750/AMD Radeon HD 5770 diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *120.0 GB disk0 1: Windows_NTFS System Reserved 104.9 MB disk0s1 2: Windows_NTFS WIN7_X64SSD 119.9 GB disk0s2 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *2.0 TB disk1 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Microsoft Basic Data TSH_DATA 1.7 TB disk1s2 3: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 133.6 GB disk1s3 4: Microsoft Reserved 133.2 MB disk1s4 5: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk1s5 6: Microsoft Basic Data WINDOWS 134.1 GB disk1s6 Windows 7 X64 is installed in legacy mode on an MBR 120GB SSD booted by the Windows Bootloader. OSX Yosemite and Windows 7 X64 are installed in UEFI mode and booted by legacy CloverEFI on the 2TB GPT Hard Disk. The SSD (and therefore the Windows Boot Manager) has first priority in the BIOS but I can also choose the GPT Hard Drive by pressing F12 during the BIOS post to boot Yosemite and UEFI Windows via Clover. Procedure Requirements 1. Existing install of legacy Windows on a MBR partitioned hard drive 2. OSX installed on a separate hard drive booted with Chameleon or legacy Clover 3. EasyBCD 2.2 Install Grub4DOS to enable chain loading 1. Open EasyBCD 2.2 and click on the BCD Backup/Repair button to save the current boot configuration data to somewhere safe. 2. Click the Add New Entry button and select the NeoGrub tab in the Operating Systems section a. Click the Install Button b. Click the Configure Button 3. Notepad should open Grub4DOS's menu.lst file (located in C:\NST\menu.lst) and you can now add the following lines to chainload the OSX bootloader from the MBR of the second hard drive.... chainloader (hd1)+1 rootnoverify (hd1) boot Notes: For GRUB, (hd0) represents the first disk, (hd1) the second disk, (hd2) the third etc. So chainloader (hd1) is used to boot the MBR of the second hard disk. The "+" symbol is used to specify a blocklist - in this case +1 is the first sector of the device (hd1). To chainload to a Partition Boot Record (PBR) on the second hard drive, a similar entry could be used eg to boot to the first partition on the second hard drive... root (hd1,0) chainloader (hd1,0)+1 boot 4. Close Notepad. 5. Click the Edit Boot Menu button to Rename your new menu entry from the default "NeoGrub Bootloader" eg I've named mine "Clover" since I use Clover but you can name it "Chameleon" if you use Chameleon. You can also move an entry up/down, set a timeout etc. 6. Finally, click Save Settings, exit EasyBCD and reboot the computer. Select Clover/Chameleon from the Windows Boot Manager to chainload Clover/Chameleon and boot into OSX....
  5. Hi, Im in a confusing situation. I own a PC running Windows 7 Pro x86 which has an MBR partitioned 250 gig HDD. I want to dual boot mac os x 10.8 and windows 7. My mobo seems to be compatible for mac as well as GPT. So how to install mac os x retail without losing any DATA. I heard about Partition Manager which safely transforms MBR to GPT safely. So after converting to GPT how can I do a Dual Boot with Chimera\Chaemeleon ???????? Waiting for a noob friendly reply I bought this older bold for only hackintoshing (Hopeful !)
  6. Install Windows 8 UEFI on Legacy BIOS with Clover (and Dual boot with Yosemite) In this tutorial I am going to explain how to install Windows 8 on a Legacy BIOS in UEFI mode (Yes! It's possible!!) using Clover and dual boot with Yosemite. Technically this tutorial should work for Windows 7 and Mavericks also, but I haven't tried. What you get? You have a machine with Legacy BIOS and at the end of tutorial, you would have Yosemite OS X and Windows 8.1, in UEFI mode, on a GPT partition with Clover as Bootloader. Isn't that amazing? This tutorial covers installation of both Yosemite and Windows 8. Why GPT/UEFI? You can have multiple Recovery Partitions in GPT Depending on BIOS, sometimes Clover doesn't play well in Non-UEFI. You may face all sorts of weird boot/BCD errors GPT can support more than 2TB space (MBR cannot) You can have upto 128 partitions (woot!) in GPT (as opposed ONLY 4 primary partitions in MBR/Hybrid MBR partition scheme) GPT disk provides greater reliability due to replication and cyclical redundancy check (CRC) protection of the partition table. UEFI enables better use of bigger hard drives. Technical changes abound in UEFI. UEFI has room for more useful and usable features than could ever be crammed into the BIOS. Among these are cryptography, network authentication, support for extensions stored on non-volatile media, an integrated boot manager, and even a shell environment for running other EFI applications such as diagnostic utilities or flash updates. In addition, both the architecture and the drivers are CPU-independent, which opens the door to a wider variety of processors (including those using the ARM architecture, for example). GPT/UEFI is the future ;-) Credits: A big thanks to fusion71au, he guided me and helped me to install UEFI Windows on my laptop and made it possible. In fact, this tutorial is actually combination of several of his posts (check Sources section). Prerequisites: - A pendrive of 200MB (or more) for test Clover config (optional) - Two pendrives of 8GB (or more), one for OS X and another for Windows installation media. OR a single pen drive of 16GB (or more). - A running OS X machine in real Mac or Hackintosh or as virtual OS. - Install OS X Yosemite.app downloaded and present in Applications - Windows 8 ISO - Latest Clover, Clover Configurator, Kext Wizard, Rufus, HFSPlus.efi and FakeSMC.kext (and other kexts based on your machine) Downloads: - Clover - Clover Configurator - Kext Wizard - Rufus - HFSPlus.efi Test Clover Config (Optional): This is an optional part and only applies to people who already have a hackintosh running. And also for first time users of Clover. Feel free to skip it if it doesn't apply to you. Before installing Yosmite/Clover, it's better to test Clover on currently installed Hackintosh. First, it saves all the trouble of post-installation and second, you will be proceeding to install Yosemite once you have confirmed everything is working properly (and no dirty surprises). For this, you do NOT need to install Clover on your current HDD, it may mess up your current installation. Idea is to install Clover on a different HDD(or a test HDD) and without harming current installation. Plug in the 200MB (or more) pen drive. Open disk utility, select this drive, under Erase tab choose Format as MS-DOS(FAT) and give name CLOVER(or whatever you want) and hit Erase: Go to Partition tab, select 1 Partition in Partition Layout, Give name as CLOVER, format as MS-DOS(FAT). Click Options at the bottom and select Master Boot Record. Hit Apply. Your drive is formatted properly now. It can have Clover installed for test USB drive. Run Clover and change install location to this drive, CLOVER and customize by selecting Bootloader > Install boot0ss in MBR, CloverEFI > CloverEFI 64-bits SATA and Drivers64UEFI > EmuVariableUefi-64. Perform installation: Clover is installed to the drive. However you need to copy few more files. You will need config.plist, DSDT.aml which are specific to your system. - Put config.plist in EFI/CLOVER directory - Put DSDT.aml in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched - Put HFSPlus.efi in EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 & EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI - Delete VBoxHfs-64.efi in EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 & EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI - Put FakeSMC.kext and other kexts required in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10 That's all and your Clover test drive is ready! Now boot using this USB and boot into your Hackintosh. Make sure everything working and once confirmed, proceed next to installation of Yosemite. Creating Installation Media: We will prepare a single USB drive which can be used to install Yosemite, Windows (and even Ubuntu if you fancy!). We have will format this to GPT, create 2 partitions, one for OS X and another for Windows installation files. This drive needs to be more than 16GB so that it can have all three installation files. Erase the USB drive, using Disk Utility. Make 3 partitions for OS X (call it Yosemite), Windows (call it WIN81) and Ubuntu. Select OS X Partition as Mac OS Extended Journaled, Windows partition as MS-DOS(FAT) and Ubuntu partition as ext4. (If you don't want Ubuntu, make only two partitions). Make sure you are giving 7GB (or more) for each OS X and Windows installation partitions. Select ‘GPT (GUID Partition Table)’ under Options. Mount Windows 8 installation ISO and copy Windows 8 installation files to this FAT32 Windows Partition, WIN81. Install Clover into the EFI partition of this USB by targeting the OSX partition and customize by selecting Install Clover in the ESP, Bootloader > Install boot0ss in MBR, CloverEFI > CloverEFI 64-bits SATA and Drivers64UEFI > EmuVariableUefi-64. Perform installation: Once clover is installed EFI partition will be mounted automatically. Open it and now you need put few more files. You will need config.plist, DSDT.aml which are specific to your system. - Put config.plist in EFI/CLOVER directory - Put DSDT.aml in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched - Put HFSPlus.efi in EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 & EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI - Delete VBoxHfs-64.efi in EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 & EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI - Put FakeSMC.kext and other kexts required in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10 Now we need to copy Yosemite installation file to USB drive. Make sure /Applications/Install OS X Yosemite.app exists and run following in terminal: sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Yosemite --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --no interactionAbove command assumes your partition for OS X installation files is named as Yosemite. Your USB installation drive is ready. This can be used to install both Yosemite and Windows 8. Installation of Yosemite: We will create appropriate partitions and install Yosemite. NOTE: The Yosemite Installation section here is very concise and brief. You should actually refer to the thread relevant your machine/laptop. For starters, check this All In One Guides of Hackintosh. Next, try either here or here. It'd be better if you post all your Yosemite installation doubts in those threads/forums. Boot with USB drive, Clover should be loaded. Click on ‘Install Yosemite from Install Yosemite’. Installation setup should appear. Use Disk Utility from Utilities and format the target drive. Create 2 partitions, for first partition where OS X will be installed, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled). Leave second partition as Free Space (and Windows installation will format it properly) Proceed to Yosemite installation. Once done, it will reboot. Boot again using the USB and boot into Clover. Click on ‘Install Yosemite from Install Yosemite’ to complete the installation. Post installation and setup of Clover: So far I have covered installation of Yosemite. Now post installation, we will install Clover and all required kexts. At the end of this section Yosemite will be ready to use and kicking. Boot with USB drive, into Clover Menu. Select Yosemite(or whatever name you gave), to boot into freshly installed Yosemite Install Clover into the EFI partition of the HDD by targeting the Yosemite partition (or whatever you called it) and customize by selecting Install Clover in the ESP, Bootloader > Install boot0ss in MBR, CloverEFI > CloverEFI 64-bits SATA, Drivers64UEFI > EmuVariableUefi-64, Install RC Scripts on target volume and Install Clover Preference Pane. Perform installation: Once clover is installed, EFI partition will be mounted automatically. Open it and now you need put few more files. You will need config.plist, DSDT.aml which are specific to your system. - Put config.plist in EFI/CLOVER directory - Put DSDT.aml in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched - Put HFSPlus.efi in EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 & EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI - Delete VBoxHfs-64.efi in EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 & EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI - Put FakeSMC.kext and other kexts required in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10 Installation of Windows 8: Boot into your machine with HDD's Clover and select Boot UEFI external from WIN81, hit spacebar, select and enter Run bootx64.efi. It should load into Windows installation. (image credits: fusion71au) Proceed Windows installation and complete it. Now you have Windows 8 UEFI on a Legacy BIOS! Extras/Troubleshooting (Optional): Sometimes you want to mount EFI partition manually. There are two ways: - If you are paranoid using Terminal, download Clover Configurator. It will ask to mount EFI partition when you open it. And you can also mount manually, see the sidebar at left side, under Tools, Mount EFI. - By default, all partitions are not visible in Disk Utility. If you enable Debug Menu, you get an option to show all partitions. To enable, run the following in Terminal: defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUDebugMenuEnabled 1Then you should see an extra Debug Menu in the Disk Utility: If the Windows ISO size is more than 4GB, then most probably /source/install.wim size will be more than 4GB and copying it to FAT partition will fail. For this we have to split this file. - Boot into Windows 8, create a new directory called wim in C:\ drive. Copy install.wim to C:\wim directory. - Open command prompt in admin mode and run following: Dism /Split-Image /ImageFile:c:\wim\install.wim /SWMFile:c:\wim\install.swm /FileSize:3500- You should now see two files in C:\wim directory. - Replace install.wim by these two files. Now you can copy Windows installation ISO files to FAT partition of the USB. When you want to install Windows, in Clover menu, if nothing happens when you click on Windows Installation in clover, then you have to copy bootmgfw.efi into WIN81/efi/microsoft/boot - Use 7-zip in Windows, open install.wim navigate to sources/install.wim/1/Windows/Boot/EFI/bootmgfw.efi and extract bootmgfw.efi (you don't need to extract this big ass file) - Rename cdboot.efi in WIN81/efi/microsoft/boot directory to cdboot.BAK - Copy bootmgfw.efi into WIN81/efi/microsoft/boot Now boot again with this drive. This time select Run bootmgfw.efi in options (as opposed to Run bootx64.efi), now it should boot fine into Windows 8 installation. Even after following above advice, still Windows installation gives some error, then prepare Windows 8 installation media on a separate USB drive using Rufus. You can find instructions here. Use this USB drive instead and perform installation. In Clover installations, you do NOT need to install Drivers64UEFI > EmuVariableUefi-64, it's not necessary for legacy BIOS. However my setup wouldn't work without it and I have no idea why. Since it does not affect the installation, I have included it anyway. Instead of CloverEFI 64-bits SATA, you could try installing CloverEFI 64-bits BiosBlockIO to speed up boot. However it may not work on few machines. So make sure you have test USB drive handy (first section of this tutorial). Disk partitioning guides: How to convert a Hybrid MBR drive to GPT and How to Convert MBR Windows to UEFI Windows Without Reinstalling - link. Sources: Following posts immensely helped me and you should probably read them if you want to learn more: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Why GPT/UEFI? 1, 2, 3, 4. BiosBlockIO to speedup! - 1, 2. Clover Wiki. Clover Instructions. Sample Configurations. PS: I have also attached PDF and HTML formats of this same tutorial.Guide.html Guide.pdf
  7. myHack doesn't validate my system volume and i can't proceed with OS X installation. The OS volume is currently running a UEFI Windows installation on GPT drive. BIOS has AHCI and UEFI boot enabled. I used myHack 3.3.1 and Mountain Lion InstallESD.dmg Thoughts???
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. Hi, At the beggining sorry for my bad english Let's get started from tell you about what I'm planning to do: - (GPT, UEFI) SSD 128 GB - Windows 8.1 (One system on disk installed in UEFI Mode) - (GPT) HDD 2 TB - OS X 10.9.4 (140 GB partition HFS+) and Data (1 TB partition NTFS) and rest is unallocated space. I am using Clover EFI as Bootloader (I Have motherboard with Z77 Chipset, 1155 LGA Processor and it has UEFI BIOS (so it has no errors)) Everything works fine (I Installed OS X and Windows (In this order), Update OS X, Install Kext, Install Bootloader) But Clover show me too many partitions (4 Windows partitions and One normal OS X partition) When I want create shared partition between my systems I run Disk Utility in OS X and Create partition NTFS (I Installed Paragon NTFS). So … everything may work, but When I go to Windows Disk Management, it has show unallocated space What I would Except: |--- OS X (140GB) ---||----------------------------------------------------- DATA (NTFS) ---||--- Unallocated space (rest) ---|| What was created: |--- OS X (140GB) ---||---- Unallocated space (Less than 1GB) ---||--- DATA (NTFS) ---||--- Unallocated space (rest) ---|| I Think, you understand me. And I Think, that OS X partitioning is different than Windows. When I Create 600 GB Data partition in OS X, in Windows shows me 560 GB … Is that possible to create NTFS partition beside HFS+ OS X partition? I don't want exFAT because I have multiple files where single file size is more than 16GB, I will prefer NTFS... Greetings.
  11. Guys have you suffer from any error like Windows can not be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks If any then this is your will surely help you to install Windows ON GPT Partition Table. After moving to Mac OS X completely sometime i Realize that i need windows for some reasons which i am going explain it here but the moral of the story is that Windows is needed for some reasons. Windows with GUID Partition Table on Non-UEFI platform is very difficult, task to handle, But what if we want to use Windows on GPT with Legacy or non -UEFI platform then this guide is surely help you out. Disk utility Creates Hybrid Disk Partition which Windows will not allow to install on so we need to converts those partitions Hybrid Partition to PURE (protective you can say ) so download this tool from the given link Solution; - DOWNLOAD Latest Version of tool to avoid any trouble [ Download ] See following is the example of converting Hybrid partition to pure one here i have disk1 which i just formatted with disk utility Last login: Fri Feb 6 18:01:24 on ttys000 Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *128.0 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh SSD 63.5 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 4: Microsoft Basic Data WIN SSD 63.7 GB disk0s4 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk1 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Microsoft Basic Data WIN HD 60.0 GB disk1s2 3: Microsoft Basic Data MAC HD 50.0 GB disk1s3 4: Microsoft Basic Data SOFTWARE 402.9 GB disk1s4 5: Microsoft Basic Data MAC DATA 487.1 GB disk1s5 Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ sudo gdisk /dev/disk1 Password: GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.10 Warning: Devices opened with shared lock will not have their partition table automatically reloaded! Partition table scan: MBR: hybrid BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: present Found valid GPT with hybrid MBR; using GPT. Command (? for help): ? Note:-Read followings character and there respective works b GPT backing up the data to a file c change a partition's name d delete a partition i show detailed information on a partition l list known partition types n add a new partition o create a new empty GUID partition table (GPT) p print the partition table q quit without saving changes r recovery and transformation options (experts only) s sort partitions t change a partition's type code v verify disk w write table to disk and exit x extra functionality (experts only) ? print this menu Last login: Sat Feb 7 21:16:23 on console Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *128.0 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh SSD 63.5 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 4: Microsoft Reserved 134.2 MB disk0s4 5: Microsoft Basic Data WINDOWS 63.5 GB disk0s5 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk1 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk1s1 2: Microsoft Basic Data WIN HD 60.0 GB disk1s2 3: Microsoft Basic Data MAC HD 50.0 GB disk1s3 4: Microsoft Basic Data SOFTWARE 402.9 GB disk1s4 5: Microsoft Basic Data MAC DATA 487.1 GB disk1s5 /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk2 1: Windows_NTFS Seasons 73.4 GB disk2s1 2: Windows_NTFS DATA 52.4 GB disk2s2 3: Windows_NTFS SOFT 314.6 GB disk2s3 4: Windows_NTFS MOVIES 559.8 GB disk2s5 Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ sudo gdisk /dev/disk1 Password: GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.10 Warning: Devices opened with shared lock will not have their partition table automatically reloaded! Partition table scan: MBR: hybrid BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: present Found valid GPT with hybrid MBR; using GPT. Command (? for help): p Disk /dev/disk1: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): F9DEFE0A-A99F-49A3-B2F1-FED24B20D3B7 Partition table holds up to 128 entries First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134 Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries Total free space is 3437 sectors (1.7 MiB) Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 40 409639 200.0 MiB EF00 EFI System Partition 2 411648 117598207 55.9 GiB 0700 WIN HD 3 117598208 215252991 46.6 GiB 0700 MAC HD 4 215252992 1002184703 375.2 GiB 0700 SOFTWARE 5 1002184704 1953523711 453.6 GiB 0700 MAC DATA Command (? for help): d Partition number (1-5): 2 Command (? for help): n Partition number (2-128, default 2): 2 First sector (34-1953525134, default = 409640) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: Last sector (409640-117598207, default = 117598207) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: Current type is 'Apple HFS/HFS+' Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = AF00): 0700 Changed type of partition to 'Microsoft basic data' Command (? for help): p Disk /dev/disk1: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): F9DEFE0A-A99F-49A3-B2F1-FED24B20D3B7 Partition table holds up to 128 entries First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134 Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries Total free space is 1429 sectors (714.5 KiB) Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 40 409639 200.0 MiB EF00 EFI System Partition 2 409640 117598207 55.9 GiB 0700 Microsoft basic data 3 117598208 215252991 46.6 GiB 0700 MAC HD 4 215252992 1002184703 375.2 GiB 0700 SOFTWARE 5 1002184704 1953523711 453.6 GiB 0700 MAC DATA Command (? for help): d Partition number (1-5): 3 Command (? for help): n Partition number (3-128, default 3): 3 First sector (34-1953525134, default = 117598208) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: Last sector (117598208-215252991, default = 215252991) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: Current type is 'Apple HFS/HFS+' Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = AF00): 0700 Changed type of partition to 'Microsoft basic data' Command (? for help): p Disk /dev/disk1: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): F9DEFE0A-A99F-49A3-B2F1-FED24B20D3B7 Partition table holds up to 128 entries First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134 Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries Total free space is 1429 sectors (714.5 KiB) Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 40 409639 200.0 MiB EF00 EFI System Partition 2 409640 117598207 55.9 GiB 0700 Microsoft basic data 3 117598208 215252991 46.6 GiB 0700 Microsoft basic data 4 215252992 1002184703 375.2 GiB 0700 SOFTWARE 5 1002184704 1953523711 453.6 GiB 0700 MAC DATA Command (? for help): d Partition number (1-5): 4 Command (? for help): n Partition number (4-128, default 4): 4 First sector (34-1953525134, default = 215252992) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: Last sector (215252992-1002184703, default = 1002184703) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: Current type is 'Apple HFS/HFS+' Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = AF00): 0700 Changed type of partition to 'Microsoft basic data' Command (? for help): p Disk /dev/disk1: 1953525168 sectors, 931.5 GiB Logical sector size: 512 bytes Disk identifier (GUID): F9DEFE0A-A99F-49A3-B2F1-FED24B20D3B7 Partition table holds up to 128 entries First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 1953525134 Partitions will be aligned on 8-sector boundaries Total free space is 1429 sectors (714.5 KiB) Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name 1 40 409639 200.0 MiB EF00 EFI System Partition 2 409640 117598207 55.9 GiB 0700 Microsoft basic data 3 117598208 215252991 46.6 GiB 0700 Microsoft basic data 4 215252992 1002184703 375.2 GiB 0700 Microsoft basic data 5 1002184704 1953523711 453.6 GiB 0700 MAC DATA Command (? for help): d Partition number (1-5): 5 Command (? for help): n Partition number (5-128, default 5): 5 First sector (34-1953525134, default = 1002184704) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: Last sector (1002184704-1953525134, default = 1953525134) or {+-}size{KMGTP}: Current type is 'Apple HFS/HFS+' Hex code or GUID (L to show codes, Enter = AF00): 0700 Changed type of partition to 'Microsoft basic data' Command (? for help): w Final checks complete. About to write GPT data. THIS WILL OVERWRITE EXISTING PARTITIONS!! Do you want to proceed? (Y/N): Y OK; writing new GUID partition table (GPT) to /dev/disk1. Warning: Devices opened with shared lock will not have their partition table automatically reloaded! Warning: The kernel may continue to use old or deleted partitions. You should reboot or remove the drive. The operation has completed successfully. Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ sudo gdisk /dev/disk1 GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.10 Warning: Devices opened with shared lock will not have their partition table automatically reloaded! Partition table scan: MBR: protective BSD: not present APM: not present GPT: present Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT. Command (? for help): q Pratiks-MacBook-Pro:~ TechFertile$ Done now Just restart the system and boot windows in EFI / UEFI mode and install the windows This is guide is the just an Example of converting Hybrid GPT partition to Pure GPT Partition or protective you can say Source is here http://www.hackintoshmumbai.com/2015/03/convert-hybrid-gpt-partition-to-pure.html
  12. 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?
  13. Hey guys, I was wondering if it would be possible for me to use clover to be able to boot windows and have it see a full 4tb HDD on legacy hardware? I have used a UEFI enabled computer to install Windows on the 4TB hard drive, but obviously when I plug that drive into the non-uefi computer it won't load. I was wondering if I could use clover to make it work? I tried using a mac with a HDD caddy to install clover to it, but I think it says that clover couldn't be installed to that drive. Yet when I format that drive in apple's disk manager then I am able to install clover to the drive. I believe I need to somehow do a "protective mbr" or "hybrid mbr" as the motherboard is non-uefi so it won't read a GPT disk, so I need to probably have clover install into a MBR partition on the disk so it can then start the GPT partition that contains windows (I can have different partitioning schemes on one drive right?) So far: I have been able to successfully boot up the UEFI version of windows in the legacy boot hardware by using a USB drive with clover on it. The computer starts up, loads up clover and then I select to boot off the drive and it loads up no problem. Thing is I need to do is somehow have the 4tb drive contain clover. I've been working on this for a couple days, if anyone can point me the right way I would extremely appreciate it!!
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