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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. Hi, I prepared the bootable installer USB following the instructions at the below page http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/426-el-capitan-mbr-patch When it boots from USB and then it fails with error org.hwsensors.drivers.CPUSensors - library kext org.netkas.driver.FakeSMC not compatible with requested version 1212 Cant load kext org.hwsensors.drivers.CPUSensors - failed to resolve library dependency ​I put the El capital FakeSMC in S/L/E of the USB drive yet same issue. Please help. thanks Sachin
  3. oldnapalm

    Mountain Lion MBR Patch

    Version 10.8.5


    Patched OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstall framework to allow installation on MBR partition. How to use tar zxvf ~/Downloads/MountainLion_10.8.5_MBR_Patch.tar.gz -C /Volumes/"installer volume name"
  4. 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
  5. oldnapalm

    Mountain Lion MBR Patch

    Version 10.8.3


    Patched OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstall framework to allow installation on MBR partition. How to use tar zxvf ~/Downloads/MountainLion_10.8.3_MBR_Patch.tar.gz -C /Volumes/"installer volume name"
  6. 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 !)
  7. Bonjour à tous, Comment désinstaller/effacer une ancienne version de Clover sur un SSD ? Le SSD en question, un Crucial M4, hébergeait auparavant une table de partition GUID., Clover v3766 était installé dans la partition EFI. Une nouvelle table de partition (MBR) a été créée, mais le Clover est toujours actif et impossible à modifier ou mettre à jour vu qu'aucun outil (Utilitaire disque ou FDISK en ligne de commande) ne listent cette mystérieuse partition. Installer une version récente de Clover dans le MBR ne génère pas d'erreur, mais la version 3766 reste active ! Ma question est donc: comment se débarrasser de cette ancienne version de Clover, sans reformater le SSD ? Config: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R v2.0 BIOS FF - Xeon X5675 - 12GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance - SSD Crucial M4 512GB
  8. Here is a new way to install mac os on mbr partition without OSInstall mbr patch. 1.Go into a PE on your pendisk. 2.Convert your mbr harddrive to guid harddrive. There are several tools here. We use diskgenius or disktool in China. 3.You can not go into your windows system now because of the convertion. But you can now install Mac OS X Mavericks. 4.After Installation, reboot and go into your PE on pendisk. (Don't go to OS X now) 5.Convert your guid harddrive to mbr harddrive. And make sure your windows partition is active. 6.Reboot to your windows and you can install Chameleon. 7.Reboot into your Mac OS X Mavericks. Not tested yet....
  9. Hey,guys,I wanna know how to install Supplementary Update(17A405) from App store using MBR For 10.13?It seemed that the update would never be applied when restarting to the desktop next time.Any suggestions to fix this?Thanks very much in advance! Bootloader:Chameleon(10.12.6) + Clover(10.13) + MBR OS: Win 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 + macOS Sierra 10.12.6 + macOS High Sierra 10.13 Processor: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q9650 @3 GHz Motherboard: GA P43T S3L GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2G RAM: 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Sound:Realtek ALC 888 Network: Realtek RTL8168D/8111D
  10. themacmeister

    Cannot hide legacy boot entries in Clover?

    I have tried and tried, but I have duplicate and unwanted entries on Clover boot screen. If I had a full UEFI install of Windows, this would be OK, but I only have MBR install of Windows, and full EFI boot of Clover, and Win7-64 booting from PBR. :-( If it were plain UEFI, I would not have an issue, but it is legacy drives that appear (and duplicate) on main boot screen... Anyone have any ideas (without reinstalling EVERYTHING on Windows drive?). I know I can convert Win7 64 drive to GPT, but will that enable UEFI boot mode for that OS? Thanks in advance...
  11. 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....
  12. oldnapalm

    Mountain Lion MBR Patch

    Version 10.8.4


    Patched OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstall framework to allow installation on MBR partition. How to use tar zxvf ~/Downloads/MountainLion_10.8.4_MBR_Patch.tar.gz -C /Volumes/"installer volume name"
  13. Hi everyone, apologize for my bad english I have a very strange error and after thousands tests i give up and now i'm here to asking help. Quickly, my SL original retail works perfectly on Lenovo G550 in GPT (i've also W7 original in dual boot) mode. Now, i need to reinstall all in MBR (goal is to have SL + W7 + Ubuntu) and the problem is the follow: burned SL image with utility disk on 8gb usb key (write permission enabled) and all is ok... if i try to starts a new installation all works done. If i change OSinstall & OSinstall.mpkg to patch for mbr, the usb installation will stops after the page asking me OS language. Installation progress bar is running, mouse is alive, but system drive and usb key shows no activity. Where is the mistake? I've tried with different files patch but the result is always the same. Startup system is made with chameleon on boot cd, into usbkey i keep only the SL image. This situation drive me crazy! Thanks to all! Ps. If you have, like me, W7 original (purchased two years ago) you need to work with MRB cause all ServicePack installation does't work to be installed on GPT table, don't known why but this is the situation and for the moment seems to be no solutions, the only way is to reinstall W7 image with SP already included and put againg product key at the of installation.
  14. Hello, First off, I have been around the hackintosh scene casually for a while so I'm not completely new. I own an MSI GT683r-242us, which has an intel i7 2630qm processor and two 500gb hdd. Now, currently my two hard drives are striped in RAID 0 configuration with two partitions, one containing my Windows 7 install, and the other is blank storage. This stripe is set up as an MBR partition table. For me, I am forced to run mac on an external hard drive. Here is what i'd like to know: Is it possible for me to access the storage partition of this set up so I can install OSX natively onto my internal hard drives? Is there a way to get disc utility to see the two partitions the my windows machine sees, instead of 3 different drives that are of inconsistent size when compared to the real partitions. Furthermore, if anyone knows a way to backup my windows OS by mirror imagining it so i can disable RAID and use the two hdds independently, (basically, i dont want to have to reinstall everything[possibly norton ghost? i dont know how it works tho])) Thanks a bundle in advance.
  15. oldnapalm

    Mavericks MBR patch

    Version 10.9 DP1


    Patched OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstall framework to allow installation on MBR partition. How to use tar zxvf ~/Downloads/Mavericks_DP1_MBR_Patch.tar.gz -C /Volumes/"installer volume name"
  16. oldnapalm

    Mavericks MBR patch

    Version 10.9 DP4


    Patched OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstall framework to allow installation on MBR partition. How to use tar zxvf ~/Downloads/Mavericks_DP4_MBR_Patch.tar.gz -C /Volumes/"installer volume name"
  17. oldnapalm

    Mavericks MBR patch

    Version 10.9.5


    Patched OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstall framework to allow installation on MBR partition. To use these patched files you must create an installer using this method (Pandora's Box should also work). You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store. After creating the installer, run this command in terminal replacing "installer volume name" by the name of your installer drive. If it contains spaces, surround the name by " or precede each space with \ (you can just drag and drop the drive to terminal when typing the command) sudo tar zxvf ~/Downloads/Mavericks_10.9.5_MBR_Patch.tar.gz -C /Volumes/"installer volume name" If you download with Safari, it will automatically expand the gz, so the command should be sudo tar xvf ~/Downloads/Mavericks_10.9.5_MBR_Patch.tar -C /Volumes/"installer volume name"
  18. 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)
  19. I've booted into Install OS X Yosemite using Legacy Clover(old BIOS, only choice), and after I select 'Install OS X' and then select my partition I get a message that says that the installer cannot install to a non GUID partitioned volume. This is because I have an MBR partition as I also run Windows 7, Now everyone says to use an MBR patch like this one http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/300-yosemite-mbr-patch-1010-dp7/ That say explicitly to take their two files, 'OSInstall.mpkg' and 'OSInstaller.frameworks' and replace them with the files here: OSInstall.mpkg replace to /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg OSInstaller replace to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/OSInstaller.framework/Versions/A/OSInstaller ​When I was using Chameleon, that^ would work great. But my Clover boot loader doesn't even have the same folder structure. It does not have 'OSInstaller' file. It does have 'OSInstall.mpkg' in 'Install OS X Yosemite' > Show Package Contents, and I tried replacing that file with a 'patched' one, but that's only half the files so of course it didn't work. It said that the installer was corrupted and could not install OS X, so I just switched it back and now I'm back to original error message. I have searched the drive a million times, even enabling hidden files and folders and still cannot find the OSInstall.frameworks, and from what I can tell, this is probably the only one you actually need. Somebody has had to have tried this before. Do you HAVE to partition to GUID to use Clover? Am I missing something?
  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. HiDefSolution

    My Computer Won't Boot

    All of a sudden 2 days after installing mavericks upgrade, I was working inside windows and it froze. It was unrecoverable, so I held the power button to reboot. I held Option as I do every time I startup, and no start disks were found. At this point I restarted to allow the machine to boot into OSX and I was greeted with a picture of a folder with a question mark in it. I already bought a new drive, re-installed OSX (Mountain Lion... Mavericks can go pound sand) and re-installed a WinClone image of my bootcamp partition from 10/31. So as of now I am up and running. However, I absolutely must figure out what happened and how I can recover the last 90 days worth of files from the original drive. I ran TestDisk, and it does find a partition - but it doesn't match either of the sizes of the original OSX or Bootcamp partitions. I realize that is a huge red flag, so I have not gone any further in the data recovery process. Any advice or guidance would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks, Greg
  22. is there any way to install OS X mavericks on MBR Partition? i have windows 8.1 OS..so i want to dual boot. but it say that i need to partition to change it into "GUID" but i can't do that, for my personal problem…so how to do it? help plz
  23. I am using Clover Legacy (r3526) to be able to boot from my dual Windows OS partition MBR hard disk (Win 7/Win Vista). I set Win 7 to be the active primary. However when I try to boot from Win 7 partition, I'm stuck at Windows Boot Manager where I no longer have access to my keyboard so I am forced to wait for the count down to run out before it automatically loads Windows 7... I'm sure this very problem has to do with Clover after reading this thread here. I am confused by what to do in order to fix this issue. Any helpful advice is welcome. Thanks
  24. There are tons of guides on the Internet that explain how to patch BaseSystem.dmg, restore it to an external drive and boot from it. But since I don't own such a drive (and my BIOS is fighting with Chameleon so I can't boot from an external hard drive partition) I'm trying to patch the Mac OS X Install ESD.dmg file so that I can upgrade to Mountain Lion from the Lion system on which I'm writing this post. My HD is MBR partitioned, so I unpackaged everything, placed the kexts, replaced OSInstall.mpkg in the Packages folder (without moving it into BaseSystem.dmg) and OSInstall in the Install.framework (that actually is in BaseSystem.dmg), and repacked it all. Still the installer is complaining about non-GPT partition table; I googled around, and it seems BaseSystem.dmg shouldn't be involved in the installation when you're not booting from it (and I'm not), but yet there must be an OSInstall somewhere in the ESD dmg the Installer refers to. Where is it? Or, if you know some other way, how do I patch the app-like installer properly? Thanks in advance.
  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?