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  1. Premise: the following explanation is only to exploit the little APFS Recovery (less than 600 MB) embedded inside the APFS File System, so avoiding an external USB Installer, you can't reinstall macOS from here but use just the Utilities (Terminal, DiskUtility) in case of emergency, however as known from a Recovery Terminal can do a lot of things, especially troubleshooting an unbootable macOS. To those who have installed Mojave on APFS file system with a GUID/GPT Scheme (I suppose it will work even on MBR scheme), I have managed to "fix" the "APFS Recovery Volume" to make it bootable from any computer (capable of HighSierra and Mojave) with USB input devices (trackpad, keyboard, USB mouse and so on) responsive, working wifi and everything else, just follow next steps, totally safe and harmless for any Mojave installation, after booting normally from your Mojave APFS Volume, launch Terminal and type:diskutil apfs list{locate your "APFS Recovery Volume" on diskXs3 [for an internal "APFS Container" is typically mounted on disk1s3]} On APFS scheme the "APFS Recovery Volume" is tipically on the 3rd (hidden) partition.diskutil mount diskXs3 open /Volumes/Recoverylanding on Finder, double click on the "random-numbers-letters" folder (it's the gpt UUID folder where Recovery stores itself), once inside rename these files:prelinkedkernel into prelinkedkernelbackup immutablekernel into immutablekernelbackup PlatformSupport.plist into PlatformSupportbackupDon't close this opened Finder window yet, once you renamed those 3 files, now you have to open a new Finder window, then from this new Finder window go into your Mojave path: /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/ while inside this path copy the file prelinkedkernel into the previous Finder window exactly where you renamed those 3 files lastly rename this fresh copied file from prelinkedkernel to immutablekernelNow you have a working APFS Recovery Volume. Note for those who use Clover bootloader in the config.plist you have to don't "Hide" the APFS Preboot and Recovery hidden partition, otherwise you can't use the APFS Recovery.
  2. Hello all, I have three hard drives in my setup: two dedicated to Mac OS X and its backup, and one for Windows. I'm trying to get both OSes (Ubuntu boots via USB) to play nicely. Clover is installed to the EFI partition of the Mac OS X hard drive. It's also set as the default boot device. Mac version here shouldn't matter, and I run Windows 8.1 Pro. I have also applied SSDT and DSDT patches via aml files. I don't know if Clover injects those into non-Mac OSes. When I did a fresh UEFI reinstall of Windows, both the USB installer and the resulting Windows hard drive booted fine from Clover's menu. BUT, once I installed Nvidia's 337.88 WHQL driver or the CUDA 6 driver, Clover boots Windows into a black screen. The spinning wheel is there, but after that the desktop does not load. Booting via the UEFI boot device selection in the BIOS into the Windows Boot Manager makes the graphics work, but then what's the point of installing Clover? What's interesting is that Clover boots Windows not from Clover's EFI file but the Windows's bootmgfw.efi file (or at least that's the theory). So to Windows, it should be the same as booting natively without a Clover layer. But obviously it's not. The screen doesn't work. Anyone know a fix to this? Thanks! *Addition* Monitors are running through a Gigabyte GTX770 4GB, dual display on both DVI slots. Since Windows is going to be mainly for gaming use, I'd prefer if these monitors stay in these slots...
  3. Greetings! My new Hack appeared to be stable until I decided to use Paragon HFS+ for Windows. At first, there were minor issues during boot every now and then but it was able to repair itself until yesterday when it could not. Long story short, I completely wiped out the disk and reinstalled everything again, pledging to never interact between the two partitions from Windows again. However, when I run Verify Disk in Disk Utility now, it reports: Error: The partition map needs to be repaired because there’s a problem with the EFI system partition’s file system. It can be repaired, which I choose to. Ends alright with nice green text, but when I boot into Windows and back into OS X, the error is present again. (When I choose only the OS X partition, the message is: File system check exit code is 0. That, I believe, doesn't indicate a problem.) My question is whether that's normal behaviour, and if not, what could be causing it and how can it be prevented? Thanks! Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7 Intel i7 4790K Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 One SSD with two primary partitions – OS X, Windows Clover 3142
  4. Hey there mates, I'm about to add an SSD to my rig for Windows and I plan on using my current 1TB drive for storage and games. I was just wondering if I could format that as GUID (or GPT in windows) and allocate 800GB~ for storage (formatted as NTFS) and the other 200GB~ for OS X (formatted as Journaled)? Would that be fine or will I run into a problem? Thanks
  5. Hi there. Previously, I installed Mavericks and Mountain Lion with Niresh's Distros and worked well! I did shrink like 50gigs of storage for Mac installation, created usb with the help of instruction, changed bios settings, and were ready to rock with dual boot support and every time it worked out without an issue! Though I had my old pc that time. But I guess, from EL Capitan, things got messier a bit. Now I have to erase things and install mac first and then windows for dual boot. Also, I bought new pc, so whole bios settings are new to me. Conclusion : I need the latest Hackintosh with proper dual boot with my Windows 10, and I don't want to format nor erase anything on my HDD, and don't wanna format my windows 10. my father does work on this pc, me too, so please make sure nothing goes wrong, no file losing stuff please. I don't have other HDD so please I need the help. I want to install the mac on this existing windows machine. I could barely format windows 10 drive 'C' only and after mac, I will install windows again, but make sure except drive: C, no other drives get any effect at all. And also, as I said, my PC is new, telling the specs of this pc, so please mention the bios settings and drivers stuff if possible. Please help me with Bios settings at least if drivers are not possible. Motherboard: MSI B250M PRO-VH CPU: Core i3 7100 (7th gen) RAM: HyperX 8GB DDR4 2400mhz HDD: 500GB SATA [GPT Partition] GPU: Nvidia 1050 TI 4GB Monitor : ASUS VP228 (1920x1080 Resolution) Another thing, I have ps2 keyboard, will it be ok? Please help. Thanks.
  6. Hey guys, so, I'm trying to get a dual boot running on my 2TB drive, 1.5TB for windows and 500GB for mac os. I've loaded a usb with the mavericks installer as well as clover efi. Put it into my new build, and opened up disk util to split up the partitions, making sure that it was indexed with a GUID partition table. I'm now about to install windows 8 on it, and when choosing the 1.5tb partition to install on, I get the following flags: The one about NTFS was easily solved by just formatting it in the installer. The one about booting to the disk not supported, I thought I must've left some drives on RAID mode or something, but I checked, and they are all set to AHCI, I guess I'll have to deal with that one later. As for the one concerning partition tables, I have no idea, because I created a GPT in disk utility, so I don't know what's going on there. Anyone else had this problem before? Any fixes?
  7. I recently installed OS X 10.9 to my computer, and configured it to dual boot Windows 7 using EasyBCD. Whenever I try to boot OS X from the boot menu, Chameleon doesn't boot the installation. However, a USB with Chameleon will boot the installation just fine. Trying to boot with -v will allow me to see it loading the HFS+ files, but then it reboots, without any sign of verbose text. Booting without verbose gives a half-second flicker of the Apple boot screen before restarting. The computer build is: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Processor: Intel Haswell i7 3.5Ghz Quad Core Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX660 S2 2GB GDDR5
  8. Hello fellows of this great community. I bring to you a way to Hackintosh your shiny new PC or laptop. What happens is that when you buy a computer with Windows pre-installed, specially nowadays, it will most probably come with UEFI technology and GPT partition scheme. All is beautiful, yeah, but what if you suddenly feel like doing some Hackintosh stuff? You have a beautifully working Windows installation, with all the correct default drivers.. Possibly you already lost a bunch of hours on that computer and don’t really feel like backing up every single file (specially if you are like me without any USB 3.0 HDD or USB) That was where I was and so I decided to roll up my sleeves and get the job done! Windows 8.1 or Win 10 PCs come with the following partition layout, since it is the one Microsoft recommends: You will have a Windows recovery tool partition 1st, then your EFI partition, then your MSR, which is not really really needed, and then your Windows NTFS Internal Drive’s Partition. Windows loves this setup, it really does like it, but Mac OS X simply cannot stand it. In Mac OS X, drives for a Hackintosh with Clover should be formatted in GUID (which is GPT but with a 200 or more MB EFI partition) So: With MiniTool Partition Wizard or Easus Partition Master you should perform the following operations: - Delete the small partition in the beginning of the HDD if you have it. It can appear with several names, in my case it was called Other. -Locate a partition that should be right beside the one quoted above, and check its size, if it is around 100-170 MB then that is your EFI. Keep it where it is for the moment. -Right beside the EFI you should have a 300MB partition , which happens to be the MSR. You can safely delete it too. -After that is done, move the EFI partition to the beginning of the HDD, and expand it to around 500 MB, that will leave more than enough space for CLOVER, with your kexts and for Microsoft’s boot loader. -Finally you can resize the Windows partition and create a new one in FAT32 format. Mac OS X will thank you (with its great performance over others, at least in my opinion) and love you for all you just did and accomplished. After all the changes are applied and you boot Windows successfully with the new Partition Layout, you should boot the OSX Installer, and format the FAT32 partition you just created and change it to HFS (Journaled) to install Mac OS X on it You will most probably end up with a setup like mine on this laptop, where : NO NAME, that is the EFI partition created by ASUS, I expanded it to 553 MB disk0s2, that is the Windows NTFS partition Then there is my Macintosh HD, as well as a Recovery HD, created afterwards, with Recovery Partition Creator 3.8 and Install OS X Mavericks .app from AppStore That should be about it, let me know if any doubt arises
  9. I have installed Mac OS X 10.6.3 onto my HDD and then successfully updated to 10.6.8 and have used to [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] option on the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] package. I have installed all my needed kexts and my OSX86 system is stable and works. There is just one problem that i cannot seem to solve, Booting from the Hard Drive. I always need a CD to boot. Now i have a lenovo G770 laptop and have found this very useful guide http://www.dognmonke...dge-laptop.html - It doesnt seem to explain boot from a HDD. I just cannot seem to install the bootloader at all. I literally cannot workout how to go about this. I tried all of the usual ways and still cannot get a bootloader installed onto my HDD. i have run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], the chimera installer, the chameleon 2.0 RC4 installer package and nothing will work. To make sure that each method does not clash with any of the other methods i first made a backup image of my OSX86 system and then everytime i try to install a bootloader and it doesnt work, i erase the HDD and then restore the image as to ensure there are no file conflicts or problems. Here is the type of error i recieve when trying the various methods: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/3/img0054lr.jpg/ Would anyone here know a way for my to boot from CD? Thanks for any input on the issue.
  10. Preface: After a long time trying different methods, this is the one that finally worked. Credits to ctugt for the inspiration. This is a CLI guide for an UEFI motherboard with a GUID partitioned disk. On this configuration, both OS X and Windows require an EFI partition, and it can host all files necessary to boot both OS's, with a little tinkering. The only conflict is with the two files in [EFI partition]/EFI/BOOT/. This will be explained further in step 4. You will require the use of the Clover boot loader. Step 1: Create bootable USB's for both OS X and Windows. I used OS X 10.9.4 and Windows Server 2012 R2, though you can perform the exact same steps on most recent OS X versions and Windows 8 or 8.1 as they are practically the same. Step 2: OS X installation Boot your OS X USB. Select from the menu bar: Utilities -> Terminal. We begin by clearing the partition table (delete all data) on the disk we are going to dual boot from. In most cases this is disk0. In the gpt add commands, replace the size of the partition with your own sizes. Note that the actual size of the partition is roughly half the size shown here (my drive in the example is 256 GB, with 1 200MB partition and 2 128GB partitions). Use the gpt show command if you are uncertain. After creating the GPT, we verify it using gpt show and notice the similarities with the output of diskutil list. Following this, we initialise the partitions with FAT32, JHFSX, and exFAT, respectively. The last two commands mounts the JHFSX partition and installs OS X onto it. diskutil unmountDisk disk0 gpt destroy disk0 diskutil unmountDisk disk0 gpt create -f disk0 diskutil unmountDisk disk0 gpt add -b 34 -s 409600 -t windows disk0 gpt add -b 409634 -s 249854262 -t hfs disk0 gpt add -b 250263896 -s 249854263 -t windows disk0 gpt show disk0 diskutil list disk0 newfs_msdos -F 32 -v EFI disk0s1 newfs_hfs -s -J -v OS\ X disk0s2 newfs_exfat -v Windows disk0s3 diskutil mount disk0s2 installer -pkg /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg -target /Volumes/OS\ X/ -lang en Step 3: Windows installation Boot your Windows USB. Press Shift + F12 at any part of the installation to open a command prompt. The first 4 commands mount the EFI partition for later use. The next 3 commands format the Windows partition as NTFS, which is required for installing Windows onto it. The next 2 commands just verify what we previously did. exit exits from diskpart mode. I am unsure if the c: command really is necessary, but I have not tried without it. Adventure at your own risk. The next command installs Windows onto the disk. If you are installing Windows 8 or 8.1, replace /index:2 with /index:1. The final command creates files necessary for booting Windows. diskpart sel disk 0 sel part 1 assign letter=e sel part 3 format fs=ntfs quick label=Windows assign letter=c list part list vol exit c: dism /apply-image /imagefile:d:\sources\install.wim /index:2 /applydir:c:\ bcdboot c:\windows /s e: Step 4: Configuring the EFI partition for dual boot Boot your OS X USB again. Select from the menu bar: Utilities -> Terminal. These commands remove two conflicting files created by the Windows installer with the bcdboot command we entered earlier. Removing these and replacing them with Clover allows you to boot both OS's. You should be able to boot Windows either from your UEFI boot menu (usually accessed by pressing F12 at startup) or by selecting "Windows EFI Boot" from Clover. diskutil mount disk0s1 diskutil mount disk1s1 cp -rfX /Volumes/EFI\ 1/ /Volumes/EFI/ Step 5: Reinstallation If you ever need to reinstall your OS's, the procedure is much shorter as the disk is already partitioned with the correct EFI files in place, but uses some of the same commands from earlier. For OS X: newfs_hfs -s -J -v OS\ X disk0s2 installer -pkg /System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg -target /Volumes/OS\ X/ -lang en For Windows: diskpart sel disk 0 sel part 3 format fs=ntfs quick label=Windows assign letter=c exit dism /apply-image /imagefile:d:\sources\install.wim /index:2 /applydir:c:\ Thanks for taking the time to read my guide. If anything is unclear, or you have a question regarding something related, please do not be afraid to ask. Good luck! Helpful links: diskutil gpt newfs_msdos newfs_hfs newfs_exfat installer cp diskpart dism bcdboot Example outputs: gpt show disk0: bash-3.2$ gpt show disk0 start size index contents 0 1 PMBR 1 1 Pri GPT header 2 32 Pri GPT table 34 409600 1 GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B 409634 249854262 2 GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC 250263896 249854263 3 GPT part - EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7 500118159 32 Sec GPT table 500118191 1 Sec GPT header diskutil list disk0: bash-3.2$ diskutil list disk0 /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *256.1 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS OS X 127.9 GB disk0s2 3: Microsoft Basic Data Windows 127.9 GB disk0s3
  11. I'm experiencing an issue in Clover; I can boot OS X just fine, but if I try to select any Windows install whether legacy or UEFI it will stop immediately. I don't care about booting my legacy Windows 7 installs, but I do want to use Clover to boot my Windows 10TP Rufus Installer USB stick in EFI mode to have an all GPT disk on my BIOS-only machine. I always make my Windows installers with Rufus in Windows 10TP, from a respective ISO image. I used fusion71au's advice found in post #5 in this thread to get the Windows EFI to show in Clover, but when I hit space and then select 'run bootmgfw.efi', Clover will instantly hang until I press another key, at which point it will 'refresh' back to the Clover boot selection screen. It ALMOST looks like it's loading something, but then you hit another key and it just goes back to the previous screen. Here's what I've tried to get around this: I've tried different USB ports. (tend to stick to my USB 2.0 though) I've tried different USB settings in my BIOS. (not a lot to change.) I've unlocked my BIOS to look for more settings. (still not a lot) I've tried different USB Sticks I've tried to select both GPT for UEFI machines as well as MBR for UEFI and BIOS in Rufus (same result) I've tried this with both the Windows 10TP installer and the Windows 7 installer. (Same result) I've tried several different versions of Clover. Currently have one stick that's running 3168 and one that if I remember correctly is running 2999. (Same result) I'm going to make a video right after I post this, but it feels like I've exhausted every option here. Has anyone experienced something similar while using Clover? I wanna say that this is the last little hurdle I have before finally obtaining an all-GPT, BIOS only machine, and I've been struggling with this one for quite awhile, so even the smallest amount of advice is greatly appreciated. The video I'm going to post here is using Clover r3168 and does not ever show Legacy Windows installs which I do have a couple of, one on each of my two internal HDD's. It doesn't matter for what I'm doing, but regardless I don't know why that is and very well could be inline with the same configuration that is causing Clover to not boot those and other Windows installations. My other stick shows them just fine, but doesn't have a theme. Here's the video: https://youtu.be/t6_4RBuOgbQ I even just started running through, selectinhg 'bootmgr.efi' again and again and just slapped one of the keys to get it to 'refresh'. Any one have any advice for this one?
  12. Copyright © ctugt 2014 - end of time Beginners guide to UEFI Triple/Dual boot OS X, Windows and Linux (Kali) on an single true-gpt ssd Working files for MSI GT70 2PC and ACER S3 391 If you own the MSI GT60/70 Series and my files didnt work out for you, you can still try the guide from slayer2333 here mavs_styles.zip This guide should work on OS X Mavericks, Windows 8.1 and Linux Distros with EFI support Attention: Before executing anything READ the full posts first! This will prevent any unnecessarily mistakes and questions. Disconnect all other ssd/hdd/usb drives, just to be sure you don't mess it up! Keep it disconnected until you're done with everything! Uploaded files are sorted by post. So multiple posts have attachments needed for that step. (my old notebook) Good Luck Index Post #02 - MSIGT70 2PC Specifcations, Updates and current log Post #03 - Acer S3 391 Specifcations Post #04 - Preperations for other systems then the MSIGT70 2PC Post #05 - Create OS X Mavericks / Windows / Kali Linux installer usb's Post #06 - Installing Mac OS X Mavericks EUFI mode Post #07 - Installing Windows 8.1 UEFI Mode Post #08 - Fix Clover bootloader to dual boot OS X Mavericks / Windows 8.1 from ssd/hdd Post #09 - Installing Linux/Kali UEFI Mode Post #10- Fix Clover bootloader to triple boot OS X Mavericks / Windows 8.1 / Linux (Kali) from ssd/hdd Post #11 - Image and Recovery Post #12 - F.A.Q - Frequently Asked Questions Useful Guides Exstract dsdt/ssdt correctly. Newbies guide / Fist Google Hit. Sync time between multiple OS The all-in-one Guide made by rockinron_1 AIO Guide for Hackingt0sh made by pokenguyen Yet another guide for Clover. Requirements/Downloads Clover Bootloader / Clover Configurator / Clover Instructions DiskmakerX Kext Wizard / Kext Utility Macrium Reflect BDUtility MacDrive This wasn't possible for me without the following people Thanks to Joseph51423, panpansh, Poco, for helping me understand clover Thanks to Download-Fritz for other support Thanks to Enzo for letting me patch his original Chameleon's theme to a clover version Special thanks to thevoiceover and pokenguyen The most gratitude to EMlyDinEsH (Elan driver creator and DSDT specialist) s.e.o tags: How to get UEFI dual/triple booting on UEFI, Dual boot from EFI, Triple boot from EFI, How to install os x mavericks to a msi gamer notebook, Install osx on msi notebook
  13. Greetings! I've sucessfully installed Yosemite on my new machine (GB Z97X, i7 4790K) using Clover in UEFI mode so it's time to install Windows to run some games, however when I boot from Windows install USB drive, the ruddy windows tell me that they can not use the free partition because it's MBR instead of GPT, which it isn't. Disk Utility in OS X clearly shows it's GPT: Partition Map Scheme : GUID Partition Table Disk Identifier : disk0 Media Name : Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512GB Media Can you tell what's going on and how to fix it, please? Thanks!
  14. I'm making some progress now on my first Hackintosh build, and I have successfully installed and booted Mountain Lion on my system. I am wanting to have the option to boot to Windows 7 on a second partition. Here's what I've done: Partitioned my Hackintosh hard drive with a GUID map, 1 HFS+ partition (successfully installed OSX 10.8 here), 1 FAT partition Used CloneZilla to copy my current Windows 7 Bootcamp partition from my MacBook Pro to the FAT parition on my Hackintosh drive Powered up Hackintosh, selected Windows partition from Chameleon bootloader, got "A disk read error occurred" and had to restart computer. I did some research, and everything I've read suggests using gptsync to turn the partition map into a hybrid GUID/MBR, so I did this. Everybody suggesting this had installed Windows from a Windows installer instead of copying from a disk image. Tried booting Windows again, got the same Chameleon error. Now, I could try installing Windows using an installer instead of the disk image. However, this would take some work (I don't have a Windows 7 disk, so I would have to download the installer from Digital River or install XP and use my Windows 7 upgrade). So if there's something I'm overlooking that would make this work from the image copy, I'd love to know about it.