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  1. Please help me with this 10.9.5 system. Motherboard: Gigabyte 965p-s3 rev3.3, gpu: Ati Radeon HD6450 (dvi/hdmi/vga). Using any of the 3 ports on the 6450 (dvi, hdmi, vga), I see all the white letters on black background during boot but when they complete and it's time for the graphics to start I get a black screen and sometimes a restart after that. Using Clover 4411. Is there any way to get past this?
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Version 10.13.4


    Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.13 installation on MBR partition. To use those patched files you must follow HowTo-10.13.x to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store. The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x MBR patch method, and more patch for 10.13 Firmware check by crazybirdy. What is this patched OSInstaller doing? 1. Patch the MBR check, allow macOS 10.13 installation on MBR partition. 2. Patch the Firmware check, bypass the error of "An error occurred while verifying firmware". 3. This patched MBR OSInstaller method works with both MBR and GPT partition (GPT+recovery). No longer need to set new SMbiosversion, FirmwareFeatures, and FirmwareFeaturesMask with this MBR-patch. If you want to install to GPT, but still get the error of "An error occurred while verifying firmware". All you need to do is, boot the Disk1mbrInstaller, and it will automatically load to install the "GPT-partition/macOS Install Data" which you installed with "Install macOS High Sierra.app" of createinstallmedia installer method at first stage. How to make 10.13 installer for MBR? Read HowTo-10.13.x.txt inside the zip file first, different with 10.12. Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to install in different computer with only one USB partition? Read HowTo Q/A Q8. How to update 10.13.x combo-update to MBR without downloading the full installer app again? Read HowTo Q/A Q9. How to update 10.13.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly? And, need a /Extra/SMBIOS.plist supported with /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist. Set a SMBIOS with Chameleon Wizard. Work fine with Clover r4084+. Work fine with Enoch r2885+. and /Extra/kernel.plist with <key>KernelBooter_kexts</key> <string>Yes</string> If you want to patch MBR by yourself, just read the HowToPatch-10.13.txt inside the zip file.
  5. More info at: http://www.thegroovykosak.blogspot.pt Here is a video I made demonstrating the procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04SLD2Kft60 Download your distro of choice, in my case Ubuntu Gnome edition Once that is done, use the command that follows to convert the iso to img: 
hdiutil convert -format UDRW ~/path/to/target.iso -o ~/path/to/ubuntu.img 
Note: OS X tends to put the .dmg ending on the output file automatically, delete the ".dmg" ending. Run diskutil list to get the current list of devices Insert your flash media Run diskutil list again and determine the device node assigned to your flash media
(e.g. /dev/disk2) Run
 diskutil unmountDisk /dev/diskN 
(replace N with the disk number from the last command; in the previous example, Nwould be 2) Execute the following command while replacing /path/to/downloaded.img with the path where the image file is located; for example, ./ubuntu.img or ./ubuntu.dmg). sudo dd if=/path/to/downloaded.img of=/dev/rdiskN bs=1m Using /dev/rdisk instead of /dev/disk may be faster. Run diskutil eject /dev/diskN and remove your flash media when the command completes Restart your Mac and press Alt while the Mac is restarting to choose the USB-Stick or restart your PC and choose the USb from BIOS. This USB should work for any computer. Note: (If you see the error dd: Invalid number '1m', you are using GNU dd. Use the same command but replace bs=1m with bs=1M. If you see the error dd:/devdiskN: Resource busy, make sure the disk is not in use. Start the Disk Utility.app and unmount (don't eject) the drive. ) Thanks for watching
  6. 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?
  7. Sierra MBR Patch

    Version 10.12.6


    Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.12 installation on MBR partition. To use those patched files you must follow HowTo-10.12.x to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store. The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x patch method How to make 10.12 installer for MBR? Open Install macOS Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg first. 1. Restore BaseSystem.dmg to HFS partition and rename the partition’s name as macOSMBR as /Volumes/macOSMBR/ 2. Copy InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg to /Volumes/macOSMBR/ 3. Copy InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.chunklist to /Volumes/macOSMBR/ 4. Copy InstallESD.dmg/AppleDiagnostics.dmg to /Volumes/macOSMBR/ 5. Copy InstallESD.dmg/AppleDiagnostics.chunklist to /Volumes/macOSMBR/ 6. Remove /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Installation/Packages 7. Copy InstallESD.dmg/Packages to /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Installation/Packages 8.OSInstaller replace to /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/OSInstaller.framework/Versions/A/OSInstaller 9. Copy InstallESD.dmg/Packages/Essentials.pkg/System/Library/Kernels/kernel to /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Library/Kernels/kernel (use Pacifist v3.2.14 to access the contents of Essentials.pkg, and make directory /System/Library/Kernels first.) (Need kernel only if you use Chameleon with -f to boot the installer disk, needn't with Clover.) 10. Boot to /Volumes/macOSMBR/ to install macOS. And, need a /Extra/SMBIOS.plist supported with /Volumes/macOSMBR/System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist. Set a SMBIOS with Chameleon Wizard. Work fine with Enoch r2839+ and /Extra/kernel.plist with <key>KernelBooter_kexts</key> <string>Yes</string> https://postimg.org/image/bnmdi8cdl/ If you want to patch MBR by yourself, here is the patch code, works on 10.12.0~10.12.6 perl -pi -e "s|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\x0F\x84\x91\x00\x00\x00\x48|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\x90\xE9\x91\x00\x00\x00\x48|g" OSInstaller codesign -f -s - OSInstaller
  8. 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
  9. Hi I have been trying to get my hackintosh working for a few days now with no luck. I have followed the following guide using clover: http://osxarena.com/2015/10/guide-install-mac-osx-el-capitan-on-hackintosh-pc-with-clover-vanilla-installation-method/ I have legacy bios with MBR HDD I have managed to get into clover bootloader and at first I was getting a ACPI kernel panic, but after disabling DSDT fixes that problem was cured. However, near the end of the Apple loading screen a white/orange screen appears (i could kind of see a rainbow cursor why i could move). Since it was a graphics issue I tried disabling inject intel and instead this time it just shutdown (no restart) at around 4/5 of the loading bar. I am not exactly sure how I should be configuring my config.plist, I have tried reading the clover wiki but it is too complicated for me :/. I have also tried existing configs but when I use those I just freeze even before the clover bootloader. im running 1366x768 res intel HD graphics (driver info doesnt show me exact one) Note: My sister whose Mac im using is starting to get irritated, and im running out of bribes Also lmk if I should provide more information, screenshots w/ verbose etc Thanks in advance
  10. Hi, I have prepared the USB installer using http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/426-el-capitan-mbr-patch/ And now when boot using all the combinations of boot flag ( USBBusFix=Yes PCIRootUID=0 -v -x -f IGPEnabler=No, GraphicsEnabler=Yes npci=0x3000) Each time it gets stuck at Still waiting for the root device Please help, Does below would help http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/306777-guide-usb-fix-el-capitan-1011/ thanks Sachin
  11. 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
  12. 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!!
  13. Hello everyone, i want to ask something about kernel panic. I got this kernel panic after i tried to install clover bootloader on my HDD (MBR type, el capitan installed with MBR patch). Here's the picture of it: Before, i always use usb to boot into my el capitan, because whenever i tried to install clover on my HDD it always got error. And somehow last time i try to install clover r3330 on my HDD it got succeed , so i restart my el capitan. But, after i restart the boot option from hdd still not showing (still boot to windows directly), and i try to boot from usbdrive clover, it got KP like the picture above. How to fix that problem? Thanks before ---- Lenovo z480 core i7 3610QM ivy bridge intel HD4000 ---- Edited 2: Already fix the problem, i am very ashame that the cause i still use voodooHDA but not the appleHDADisabler is not present, that's why it becomes error. Thank you everyone
  14. I have a question regarding Clover's boot loader. I have 3 SSDs, one for Mac, one for Windows, and one for Data. When the boot loader loads, I have one Mac partition and 4 Windows partitions (the 4 include Windows OS, Windows System Reserved, an unknown Windows partition, and Data). Is there any way I can minimize it to just 1 Mac and 1 Windows partition? I've done some research, and realized that it has something to do with adding a string with a UUID. The thing is, the 3 partitions that I want to be hidden are not on a GPT drive. They are instead in the MBR partition style. So the UUID is not the same as the examples I've found online. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Note: I've attached my bootlog just in case. If you need any additional info, please let me know. Thanks in advance! bootlog.log.txt
  15. 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...
  16. Hi guys, i'm new here, if this thread isn't in the right section please move it. Well, i'm not new to hackintosh but i'm facing a new problem and i don't wanna ruin things. Basicly Windows 7 installation delete Chamaleon boot loader at pc start, now i can access to Yosemite only using the USB (wich contain yosemite installation), I wanna install Chameleon bootloader back. this was the configuration before ruin things. Dual boot with Yosemite 10.10.0 and Windows 7 HP x64 actually like this Now with the USB boot it loads like this, with the USB being "Yosemite Zone" I ruined thing when for other reason I had to install Win7 again, so at installation part i didn't touched System partition (100 MB), delete only the partion with old Win and installed the new one while leaving OSX partition untouched. At the boot the PC just load directly Windows 7 without showing Chamaleon. The first time i tried to boot OSX with the USB the boot failed with screen errors, so next usb boot i insert "-x -f -v" and then the OSX booted fine. Turn off the pc tried the USB boot this time without any arguments just select OSX partition and it actually worked fine. How can I install back Chamaleon bootloader back without messing up thing while keeping both OSX and Windows partition selection at boot?? Tried with EasyBCD but it didn't work. Thanks!
  17. El Capitan MBR Patch

    Version 10.11.6


    Patched OSInstall.mpkg and OSInstaller.framework to allow OS X 10.11 installation on MBR partition. To use those patched files you must follow HowTo-10.11.x to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store. The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x patch method How to make 10.11 installer for MBR? Open /Applications/Install OS X El Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg first. 1. Restore BaseSystem.dmg to HFS partition and rename the partition’s name as OSXMBR as /Volumes/OSXMBR/ 2. Copy InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.dmg to /Volumes/OSXMBR/ 3. Copy InstallESD.dmg/BaseSystem.chunklist to /Volumes/OSXMBR/ 4. Copy InstallESD.dmg/AppleDiagnostics.dmg to /Volumes/OSXMBR/ 5. Copy InstallESD.dmg/AppleDiagnostics.chunklist to /Volumes/OSXMBR/ 6. Remove /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Installation/Packages 7. Copy InstallESD.dmg/Packages to /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Installation/Packages 8. OSInstall.mpkg replace to /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg OSInstaller replace to /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/OSInstaller.framework/Versions/A/OSInstaller 9. Copy InstallESD.dmg/Packages/Essentials.pkg/System/Library/Kernels/kernel to /Volumes/OSXMBR/System/Library/Kernels/kernel (use Pacifist v3.2.14 to access the contents of Essentials.pkg, and make directory /System/Library/Kernels first.) (Need kernel only if you use Chameleon with -f to boot the installer disk, needn't with Clover.) 10. Boot to /Volumes/OSXMBR/ to install Mac OS X. Work fine with Clover Work fine with Enoch and /Extra/kernel.plist with <key>KernelBooter_kexts</key> <string>Yes</string> If you want to patch MBR by yourself, here is the patch code, works on 10.11.0 ~ 10.11.6 perl -pi -e 's|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\x74\x5F\x48\x8B\x85|\x48\x8B\x78\x28\x48\x85\xFF\xEB\x5F\x48\x8B\x85|g' OSInstaller codesign -f -s - OSInstaller
  18. 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?
  19. 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?
  20. 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. 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)
  22. 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....
  23. 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?
  24. 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
  25. 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!