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  1. The latest issue with APFS comes in the form of introducing an extra 15 seconds of booting time when Trim is enabled. It is currently believed that the filesystem is performing a routine Trim-related cleanup process during this time, which is causing boot times to increase for users who want their SSD’s to benefit from Trim. Trim is an important feature for Solid State Drive performance and longevity. Some users who want to enable Trim on High Sierra may notice an increase in boot time for now. I am convinced this is an unintentional bug in APFS from Apple’s side that should be fixed in an upcoming version of High Sierra.
  2. Not sure if this has been answered but I've got an annoying problem. Every so often I end up with a stack of "UEFI OS" options to click when I'm prompted to select my bootloader. I've noticed that for every restart it will create another and another, right up until my computer freezes, gets stuck at 'press del or f1' and doesn't even post. The worst part is that the only way to fix this is to do a CMOS reset, disconnect all the power cables that connect to my drives and pray for the best. Since I'm in the middle of another OSX installation I'm constantly restarting my PC and in turn getting these UEFI OS' options that don't even work when selected. It's giving me the sh*ts. 15 minutes ago, I tried booting Yosemite but it won't even show on boot selection and if I selected the dreaded UEFI OS, it would take me to a grey apple screen and an endless loading icon. Please help. Intel 4970k Devils Canyon (Haswell Refresh) Intel 4600 HD onboard graphics Asus H97m-e 1150 Mobo Asus Strix 970 Gpu G.Skill 16gb Ram Samsung 120gb 840 Evo Samsung 120gb 850 m.2 (Yosemite) Samsung 250gb 850 Pro (Windows 8.1) WD 4TB Green (Backup Drive)
  3. Hey, I want to use 7 drives on my ASUS X Hero MB. The MB supports up to 6 SATA drives, and also has 2 M.2 slots, so I thought it was possible to run at least 7 drives. Apparently, it isn´t that easy. I have a Samsung 850 EVO MZ-N5E500BW M.2 drive that I use as boot drive. It´s a SATA drive, and from what I can read, using a SATA drive in the M.2 slot will either disable one or two of the other SATA slots, depending on which type of M.2 setup you choose. So now I can only use a total of SIX slots in the machine for storage, which is a huge bummer, since I need the extra SSD drive. I can of course connect the extra SSD drive via an adapter and use an external USB port, but that´s a very impractical solution. QUESTION: Can anyone tell me if it´s possible to somehow connect 7 drives to my ASUS X Hero MB? (Buying a new PCIE M.2 drive is not an option, since the M.2 drive I have is the boot drive, and I don´t wanna F around with cloning, replacing etc) Thanks in advance!
  4. Hi, im leaving Mavericks in my Hackintosh to Sierra. I have toons of plugins and all my music apps stable and working. I want to get this SSD cloned to my other HD. I have tried Carboon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper! But with both programs isn't botable and both copies with the same problem. After of cloning i tried to start the bootloader (I have chimera in this Mavericks) Then tried to start. No Chimera, so i reintalled. Then again i tried to start. At this time, chimera boot and i can select this new clone HD. In normal mode, the Apple logo appear and then crash with this reports: (Image 1 Attached) In verboose mode, the same with this report: (Image 2 Attached) What can i do to get it botable ? Thanks guys!!
  5. So my High Sierra boot partition disappeared after HS GM install which is when I discovered there is no option to install without APFS. Well, that maybe the future but I don't want it. So, I removed it. My setup is a dual boot with Win 8 (I use it about once a month, by accident). My Mac boot disk is disk0s6, 70GB, and I have my user data on disk0s8, about 300GB, not the boot disk. This division allows quicker restores and less-dangerous upgrades as the data is always safe. You may need far more than 70GB depending on your applications so think about it before you do that split. I mention that because you have to destroy your boot disk in order to revert to HFS+; having to restore all of your data every time is both tedious and a little more dangerous than having it safely housed away from what ever APPLE has decided is best for us this week. So here are the steps: 1) Make a local USB Time Machine backup of your boot disk; you can use a network version (make sure it is up-to-date!) but the restore will take HOURS. 2) Install the High Sierra GM onto a bootable USB device 3) Migrate your previous backup onto the new install (if your USB is too small, do step 4 before step 3) 4) Boot into Recovery; using DISK Utility, restore the USB install onto your HFS+ boot partition. I'm staying on HFS+ as long as possible - the world is not ready for APFS and way too much stuff is affected without good alternatives.
  6. Hello, I have installed High Sierra and I realised that my SSD drive was reformatted to APFS (without problems, I don't believe it). Now I was wondering if there are any tips to make it work better in a Hackintosh, because the performance I think is more or less the same that which HFS+. Thanks guys!
  7. I recently got my XP941 to UEFI boot on my Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5 TH however the device was showing up in System Information as Generic AHCI device. As the XP941 is nearly identical to the flash SSD used in the new Apple iMacs and MacPros I decided to spoof it in DSDT I inserted this code into PCI0 in my DSDT (Bear in mind I have my XP941 on a Lycom adapter in PCI slot 1) might be useful for others with this device.. Device (PCI1) // Rename to appropriate slot number { Name (_ADR, 0x00010000) // _ADR: Address change this depending on appropriate pci bridge address in IORegistryexplorer Device (SSD0) { Name (_ADR, Zero) // _ADR: Address Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) // _DSM: Device-Specific Method { Store (Package (0x02) { "device-id", //spoofs Apple SSD Controller Buffer (0x04) { 0x00, 0x16, 0x00, 0x00 } }, Local0) DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0)) Return (Local0) } } } } Now it looks like this: If this code could be improved please feel free to let me know. I'm also curious to know if something similar could be achieved using Fake id in Clover..
  8. I just bought an SM951 256GB PCIe SSD to replace my XP941. Previously, I had modded my bios to include the Samsung EFI module and I could boot from the XP941. No such luck with the SM951. However, the SM951 is write able in OS X. Anyone try this? Different EFI module needed in bios?
  9. surfermax

    disattivare trim enable

    qualcuno sa se e' meglio disattivare il trim prima di fare l'update con la combo 10.10.4 o non cambia niente e se e' meglio cambiare smbios con un mac mini o imac dato che sto usando un smbios 3.1pro
  10. For the record: Intel DX79TO firmware update to lastest version 2013 16 GB Ram Kingston Video Gigabyte GTX 570 (also used GT 220/440 with same results) Kingston SSD SV300 series 120 GB (bootable) WD 3TB (bootable) Nexxt ION 150 WiFi card USB Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Chameleon latest version at the time Chameleon-2.1-r2258 Displays: 1 HP L1706 and Sony TV HDMI input 1080p No DSDT available for this MB. Working: Built In LAN Video Sound via VoodooHDA WiFi Unknown Working: USB3.0 hasn't worked in all previous versions so I guess it wont work now. Don't have a 3.0 device. BIOS: SATA as usual to AHCI Only needed to change the Front Panel Audio to DISABLE. VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT If you have the Virtual Video Settings in the BIOS (default), booting or first working screen WILL STOP WITH a message like "Kernel kext loading stopped/disabled" or something similar and HANGS forever. Just disable this feature and all is well. TOOK a whole day (30 boots or more) to finally figure this one out. Install: Use myHack 3.3 in USB and then on SSD installed. Video: The video GTX 570, GT440 or GT220 (did it with both) was perfect with GraphicsEnabler=Y in the org.chameleon.boot.plist. Careful where you put the VGA display since there are two vga ports but one is shared by the HDMI so if you have the HDMI and connect to the vga to the shared port you will get a black screen. Use the other vga/dvi+adapter port. Sound: Sound did not work as usual so I tried to install many (at least 6) Realtek ALC892 versions from many sources. None worked for my combination so I used VoodooHDA_2.7.6d2 (also had to try many versions). Then in System Preferences>Sound chose the Line-Out (Green Rear) option. You might want to give it a shot with something else. Haven't tried the Mic. Apparently Video Cards with HDMI have another HDA controller and it causes "confusion". WiFi The very economic wifi card Nexxt Ion 150 $10 (around this part of the world) is actually an Atheros 9285 code. It could work OOB if your IO80211Family.kext has the AirPortAtheros40.kext, otherwise need to install this kext. BOOT only in Verbose Mode Suddenly it would boot only in verbose mode. Finally figured out that the kextcache must be corrupted or something. Throw it away, touch /system/library/extensions and reboot without forced verbose mode. Hope it helps.
  11. Using Clover and trying to install El capitan from a USB flash drive prepared using the terminal command listed elsewhere. Boots up all the way to install screen and seriously pretends to install progress bar and all, while the HDD snoozes merrily. No drive activity LED at all. As the installer finished it reboots and I can see there's nothing on the drive. Several attempts, same results. Completely different hardware, same results. Different USB same results. Same thing happened a year back on Yosemite. I don't remember how I solved it. The one common thing is the El Capitan download from Apple. So friends any ideas and suggestions please.
  12. I need 3 OS's to choose from: OSX, Win7 64bit, WinXP 32bit. I want to have each on a separate SSD. I like the idea of 3 hard drives instead of partitions because of the aspect of control. But I don't hear of people doing this so I'm worried there's a good reason for that. I thought of installing a power switch on the power cable of each to control if they are powered up. That will be my way of selecting what OS I want. All my data will reside on a separate Sata hard drive. I'm worried that I won't be able to access all my data at times though. Now I use Win7 and XP and there seem to be conflicts at times: Sometimes some areas are not accessible. Not sure why. I need to understand this of course before going forward. Because of virus/malware risks in downloading, I thought it best to use OS X for viewing downloaded content. For old applications and hardware that aren't Mac compatible I'll need Win XP 32bit. For newer apps/hardware that aren't Mac compatible Win7 64bit should be ideal. I have no knowledge on bootloaders or whatever tells the system what to boot. I'd like to have whatever controls that on my separate Sata data drive of course. Or could I put that on all 3 hard drives? Maybe I should just run 2 systems with a video switch: 1 for OS X and another for WinXP and Win7! Opinions? Surely these issues arise in many people's systems.
  13. BuildtheNUC

    Intel Next Unit of Computing

    Yes, I am new to the concept of installing the MAC OS on a pc. I have had a lot of friends talk with me about it, but I have never tried. I would like to try it on an Intel NUC. Gigabyte and Asus both have these units under their name, but I am an authorized Intel Partner and the NUC looks like a prime candidate. Would anyone like to work with me on this endeavor?
  14. Today computer suddenly suffered from spinning ball when web browsing, had few apps in the background but nothing heavy on CPU. I waited 5 minutes and had to reboot by pressing off button for longer. After reboot I was greeted with a question mark folder sign instead of apple logo. Googled the problem and followed apple instructions - boot to recovery mode but computer can't see the SSD. I unplugged and connected the SSD via USB adapter. It booted straight away but obviously slow as f.... I don't have other 2.5" drive to try but I had that DVD drive to SSD adapter so I proceeded and to my surprise Hard Drive works in SuperDrive place just not in it's own. Can anybody tell me if MacBook Pro have one drive controller? If so it must be a ribbon cable or port malfunction, but how can it be? Thanks for any inputs. L79
  15. 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
  16. Hello, good people! I just successfully installed 10.8.3 on a i7-2600k/Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 (BIOS v. 10, "Touch BIOS") using a USB 3 external HDD and everything works just fine, except for one annoying thing: this computer have also Windows 7, installed on a RAID array using two SSD disks, and when i try to boot it from Chameleon, i get a "no bootmngr" message. I have to resort to hit F12 and change the boot order to access Windows. How do i solve this? RAID is not a realm where i really feel comfortable. Another question, albeit related to the first: if i clone the OSX installation from the external HDD to an internal one, will it be able to boot, despite SATA mode being set as RAID? Or OSX and Windows RAID arrays cannot share the same space? t! All the besr
  17. ...it shouldn't be this hard! I am trying to clone a functional Hackintosh HDD (OSX 10.6.7) to a new OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD on my Dell Mini 10v, using Carbon Copy Cloner and various bootloaders (tried one after another) to properly prepare the new drive. CCC cloned just fine, but when inserted into the Dell, the SSD gets stuck at the Apple logo / icon. When loading Mulitbeast w/ Chimera: Apple Logo is stretched, like it's not displaying correctly. No spinning pinwheel. Booting with a -v flag starts verbose mode (with a grey background screen), but then quickly disappears into a black screen and freezes with no verbosity. I think the last several lines that are displayed before blackness starts with "UHCI Controller: ..." When loading NetbookInstaller 0.8.5pre, the Apple logo is correctly displayed and I get a pinwheel, but it stays like that indefinitely. I am, however, able to boot in verbose mode. Here is the screenshot where it freezes. I have also tried several Chameleon bootloaders, but none work. I was expecting to use some of the great software many of you have written and contributed to, so I'm baffled as to why this won't work. Ideas? Thanks very much in advance, you Gods of Hack. `Tom
  18. Hi there, so I am preparing my boot setup and have a question with booting several OS on separate drives. I will be using either the R4E or one of the WS boards from Asus. So, especially when I want to have an emergeny partition I am under the impression that it would be better to install OS X and windows 7 on two separate drives. Now, with doing this I would need three SATA III ports (additional data SSD, but no RAID). But of course with the X79 chipset I only have two "native" Intel SATA III ports. Since the windows installation is not that important for me, the plan is to attach both OS X and Data SSDs to the (more performant and reliable?) intel port, and boot Windows from a "non native" SATA III port. (ASMedia or Marvel Controller, depending on the selected board) Now the question: would this setup cause any problems, with one bootable SSD hooked to the secondary controller?
  19. Gutz_Otoole

    Upgrading Boot Drive

    I'm considering an upgrade to my hardware, specifically I wish to replace my current boot drive, a 1TB Seagate HDD, with a 240GB SSD. I intend to use the Disk Utility to clone the existing HDD (233GB used) onto the new SDD (240GB capacity). I realize that after formating the usable capacity of the SDD will be somewhat less than 240GB, therefore I'll offload about 70GB of data, mainly video and audio files, before attempting the cloning operation. My hackintosh was originally set up using the iAtkos ML2 installer, and currently dual boots Windows 7 and OSX from separate drives. Since the initial installation I've upgraded OS X incrementally to 10.9.1. My question to the forum: Does anybody anticipate any complications that I haven't noticed? I'm wondering about volume names and how that might affect the bootloader.
  20. I've been running 10.8.4 for a couple weeks now, and today when I booted it took a long time (roughly 1:30) to reach the desktop. When I finally reached the desktop, I was met with my cursor stuck in the top left and my keyboard and mouse being unresponsive for about 4 minutes before they finally kicked it. Random spurts of beach balls while I try to get some work done. I have a SSD which is why this is so worrying. TRIM is enabled, but I don't know where to go from here. Applications are taking a stupid long time to start. EDIT: FireWire card is the problem. SYBA UW-1394PCI-A01 is the card. Where do I go from here? My options are there being some kind of fix for this or modifying Aloha's cable to put the ground elsewhere in the case (where?) My system: i5 3570K GTX 660 GA Z77-DS3H SanDisk Extreme II 128GB
  21. Hey Guys, i've just bought my first hackintosh build. my hardware specs: Intel Core i7-2600k Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 Gigabyte Radeon HD6870 1GB GDDR5 My SSD is an OCZ Agility 3, I created a bootable usb stick using ######, but when the system starts the ssd isn't detected in the hardware list? Any advices on that? Thx a lot
  22. The title pretty much says it all, I'm getting KP on boot and can't get past the OSX ("apple") white loading screen. Removed my old drive and used Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) to clone to a newer (5 mo. old) Corsair GT SSD. Old drive booted w/o problems or KP - all kexts and needed files working as needed. I didn't install the bootloader to this SSD yet - I had planned to do that after initially booting using ######/######. I used ###### to successfully load the bootloader where the new drive with my old OSX install was recognized. I attempted to boot this using several flags but all have so far resulted in KP. Didn't have a chance to go through verbose mode yet however (only had a few minutes to test late last night). Is there something obvious which I might be overlooking?? I read something about 4K format issue in one post but I don't really understand what that issue is or what it might cause. Thanks all in advance, I'll be checking in later today and updating this evening as I get a chance to work on this.
  23. 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)
  24. 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
  25. 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!