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Hello everybody.

 

I installed Clover 2k v2703 onto my 2GB USB stick. When trying to boot it I get "b1t:init", after a few seconds it changes to "b1t:init6" and then my computer reboots. At install I selected "No update for PBR and MBR", "CloverEFI 64Bit SATA", "AppleStyle" as a theme, no drivers and no RC Scripts. The config.plist is attached, I do not use a DSDT.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

attachicon.gifconfig.plist.zip

I may propose that as you set "No update for PBR and MBR" then this sectors already exists.

Remember that b1h from Chameleon is not working with Clover while Clover's one works for both.

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I dont know if is all ok in my config..but everything works..and is quite better than chameleon(i'm in legacy bios).
Thx chameleon for all these years now i got to change!
Welcom clover!
 

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Ok, I lied :) I'm back on Clover, and I finally got all the kinks worked out. For anyone interested, I solved my USB3.0 broken after sleep issue by adding the boot flag -gux_nosleep to my boot arguments. Funny thing is, I had tried this a day or two ago but wherever I was reading it at had it typed out wrong, so obviously it didn't work.

 

Anyhow, I got it all resolved, and I'm dual booting 10.9.3 and 10.10 flawlessly now. Think I'll stick with Clover for awhile ;)

Thanks for all the support here and on other threads guys. 'Preciate it!

Thanks for all the support here and on other threads guys. 'Preciate it!

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Hopefully, im not going to sound like a complete idiot, but i would like to ask for advice as to how to initially boot Clover.

 

Setup:

Z87/Haswell/GUID HDD/USB Instlall

 

Goal:

I would like to make a USB boot-drive and install Yosemite to my HDD.

 

Problem:

How to actually install Clover:

 

1) How to install Clover on my USB pen-drive without formatting and/or deleting the Yosemite installation files?

2) Which mode should i use to boot: UEFI (i have z87 UEFI motherboard), ESP, FAT ?

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Hopefully, im not going to sound like a complete idiot, but i would like to ask for advice as to how to initially boot Clover.

 

Setup:

Z87/Haswell/GUID HDD/USB Instlall

 

Goal:

I would like to make a USB boot-drive and install Yosemite to my HDD.

 

Problem:

How to actually install Clover:

 

1) How to install Clover on my USB pen-drive without formatting and/or deleting the Yosemite installation files?

2) Which mode should i use to boot: UEFI (i have z87 UEFI motherboard), ESP, FAT ?

 

Have a look here.

 

Also, if you haven't already done that, you might want to have a look here, as well.

 

You won't be using the stock 10.9.1 mach_kernel. So don't take that.

 

Images usually speak better than words. So have a look there.

 

Before clicking Install, make sure you select Customize and select the things you want to install. Also, make sure you select the drive you want Clover installed on (in this case, I suppose it's gonna be your Yosemite USB pen drive). So make sure you select that. Otherwise you might be installing it on your current OS.

 

You can use whichever mode you want. You've got everything described for both cases there. If you've got a UEFI motherboard, you can go for UEFI. Both methods should work either way. Just make sure you select the right things for that specific case before clicking Install.

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Thanks, somehow i missed those articles.

 

Another question that i missed was:

 

Which plugins should i install.

 

The thing is: i made a Hackinotsh a while ago for a 775 platform and everything was fixed by a magic DSDT for my board, however im not sure what is not/is not going to work with Z87/Haswell and thus i can't possibly configure Clover flags and plugins.

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Thanks, somehow i missed those articles.

 

Another question that i missed was:

 

Which plugins should i install.

 

The thing is: i made a Hackinotsh a while ago for a 775 platform and everything was fixed by a magic DSDT for my board, however im not sure what is not/is not going to work with Z87/Haswell and thus i can't possibly configure Clover flags and plugins.

Probably all plugins.

The best config is empty config. All flags Clover will set by own calculations if you didn't set them.

Clover Configurator is wrong helping you to fill config. You must NOT FILL it.

All values have three states: a value, zero, and not set. Third one is the best value.

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Thanks, somehow i missed those articles.

 

Another question that i missed was:

 

Which plugins should i install.

 

The thing is: i made a Hackinotsh a while ago for a 775 platform and everything was fixed by a magic DSDT for my board, however im not sure what is not/is not going to work with Z87/Haswell and thus i can't possibly configure Clover flags and plugins.

You might not need any DSDT anymore.

If i were you, i would go with the defaults (first) for UEFI case (just select what you see in the screenshot for UEFI case). I don't have an ASUS motherboard so i don't know exactly. But this is what i would do. Start with the defaults.

And make sure you got your Yosemite on a separate partition (just in case).

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Hey Simonej, perhaps you have a different version of the kext in which case it may need to be adjusted. For instance, on 10.9.4 (13E16) I had to change the patch a bit again.

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There is working AppleUSBXHCI 677.4.0 (OS X 10.9.3) patch for Clover (USB3ports)? Or patched kext...

 

 

Maniac10 patch for Clover doesn't' work well for me; http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285157-patched-appleusbxhci-from-os-1082/?p=2004536 (TI chipset AsRock X79)

 

I found one that worked the other day (actually slice linked me to it) but GenericUSBXHCI works just as well.  If you have a problem with it not working after waking up from sleep (I did) just boot with flag -gux_nosleep and it should take care of that problem. 

So quick question about Clover:  do you have to be using UEFI in order to reboot from the Startup Disk menu in Preferences?  

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I'm almost positive I read that as a Clover benefit/feature lol hmm

 

EDIT:  Yea, right here: 

- boot into 10.4 - 10.8 OSX, Windows EFI and Linux EFI
- boot into LegacyOS (WindowsXP, Linux, DOS) by their bootsectors
- this is EFI bootloader so it provides RuntimeServices for OS that impossible for Legacy Bootloaders
- mostly Clover do automatic detection of hardware and set all properties by default. But user can change them by config.plist
- With Clover you may restart into other OS from Startup Disk prefPane
- With Clover you boot your OS X's Recovery HD, impossible for others bootloaders
- config autodetect by OEM product name
- UUID written into config.plist will be the same as in OS
- autopatch OemDSDT for working OSX
- SMBIOS will be corrected to standard 2.6
- ACPI will be corrected to standard 4.0. Custom DSDT will be loaded from booted partition or from EFI folder
- MADT table may be corrected to resolve problem with NMI on some hardware
- ACPI tables loading (SSDT-xx, APIC, BOOT, SLIC, SLIT, SRAT, UEFI...)
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- patch kexts inside kernelcache for unsupported hardware
- extra kexts loading
- security mode for FireWire
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- customizable GUI: themes support, own icons, fonts, animations.
- there is a possibility to implement national languages and fonts. F1 - multilingual help
- saving boot.log in OS and preboot.log from GUI by typing F2
- save original (OEM) ACPI tables by pressing F4
- test DSDT patching with F5
- save videoBIOS into EFI/misc by pressing F6
- saving screenshots from GUI typing F10
- CD/DVD eject by F12 and refresh menu after CD insertion

This looks like an old change log, but it should still apply right? 


"With Clover you may restart into other OS from Startup Disk prefPane"

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Never worked for me, but whatever... I don't see how it could work, it's not like OS X "Startup Disk" can write to Clover config or to nvram.  Maybe others have found a way make it work...

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Never worked for me, but whatever... I don't see how it could work, it's not like OS X "Startup Disk" can write to Clover config or to nvram. Maybe others have found a way make it work...

It doesn't work for me either... That's why I figured it must be a UEFI only thing. When I choose reboot to another OS in my prefPane it's just like a regular reboot lol oh well

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Changing boot device from the Startup Disk pref pane works fine using Clover in UEFI mode, though I'm not sure when using legacy boot mode (I will need to test)

 

It works due to the nvram efi-boot-device variable. You can test it by issuing nvram -p from terminal. Here's mine before making a loading the Startup Disk pref pane and making a change

efi-boot-device <array><dict><key>IOMatch</key><dict><key>IOProviderClass</key><string>IOMedia</string><key>IOPropertyMatch</key><dict><key>UUID</key><string>A9A532E5-2625-4E75-A807-B6642847CBF1</string></dict></dict></dict></array>
and after
efi-boot-device <array><dict><key>IOMatch</key><dict><key>IOProviderClass</key><string>IOMedia</string><key>IOPropertyMatch</key><dict><key>UUID</key><string>47E2A5DE-B075-4993-AFC1-B7867A644A5D</string></dict></dict><key>BLLastBSDName</key><string>disk1s3</string></dict></array>
And looking at my Clovers boot-log from next boot I see
6:538  0:019  GetEfiBootDeviceFromNvram:
6:539  0:000   efi-boot-device-data: PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(3,GPT,47E2A5DE-B075-4993-AFC1-B7867A644A5D,0x224028,0x6C72FC0)

 

EDIT: Yep, works fine using legacy boot too but make sure you have the following rc.script installed:

/etc/rc.shutdown.d/80.save_nvram_plist.local
 
Looking at boot-log from next boot.
4:727  0:000  Loading nvram.plist from Vol 'BackupMAV' - loaded, size=4015
4:742  0:015  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
….
4:742  0:000   Adding Key: efi-boot-device: String: Size = 264, Val = '<array><dict><key>IOMatch</key><dict><key>IOProviderClass</key><string>IOMedia</string><key>IOPropertyMatch</key><dict><key>UUID</key><string>47E2A5DE-B075-4993-AFC1-B7867A644A5D</string></dict></dict><key>BLLastBSDName</key><string>disk2s3</string></dict></array>': Success
4:742  0:000   Adding Key: efi-boot-device-data: Data: Size = 74: Success
…

These test were from 10.9. If using 10.10 then you will need the latest workaround for initiating the rc.scripts as the current method no longer works with 10.10.

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Yosemite DP1 Removes SystemStarter

 

NVRAM script isn't working in Yosemite because of this?

 

A very simple question... How can I load kexts correctly using Clover during OS X installation. For example, I want to load FakeSMC.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ALXEthernet.kext to set iCloud during the installation. I put my kexts in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other but Ethernet kext isn't loading.

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Yosemite DP1 Removes SystemStarter

 

NVRAM script isn't working in Yosemite because of this?

 

A very simple question... How can I load kexts correctly using Clover during OS X installation. For example, I want to load FakeSMC.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ALXEthernet.kext to set iCloud during the installation. I put my kexts in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other but Ethernet kext isn't loading.

u need to inject IONetworkingFamily.kext for ALXEthernet.kext to work.

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@BlackOSX
 
Booting Yosemite with Clover UEFI on Disk0. I have done the patch for rc.scripts. nvram is being created and RT Variables working.

nvram -p

%02%01%0c%00%d0A%03%0a%00%00%00%00%01%01%06%00%02%1f%03%12%0a%00%00%00%ff%ff%00%00%04%01*%00%02%00%00%00(@%06%00%00%00%00%00@%93%b5%1d%00%00%00%00%99n%99%7f%cb%94~E%97~%9a@%91%ca%a5e%02%02%7f%ff%04%00

Restart and the box boots back to Yosemite instead of Mavericks.

nvram-p no change.

%02%01%0c%00%d0A%03%0a%00%00%00%00%01%01%06%00%02%1f%03%12%0a%00%00%00%ff%ff%00%00%04%01*%00%02%00%00%00(@%06%00%00%00%00%00@%93%b5%1d%00%00%00%00%99n%99%7f%cb%94~E%97~%9a@%91%ca%a5e%02%02%7f%ff%04%00

Not a big deal as I've never seen much value in this feature but interested on why it's not working...

 

Regards

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Changing boot device from the Startup Disk pref pane works fine using Clover in UEFI mode, though I'm not sure when using legacy boot mode (I will need to test)

 

It works due to the nvram efi-boot-device variable. You can test it by issuing nvram -p from terminal. Here's mine before making a loading the Startup Disk pref pane and making a change

 

efi-boot-device <array><dict><key>IOMatch</key><dict><key>IOProviderClass</key><string>IOMedia</string><key>IOPropertyMatch</key><dict><key>UUID</key><string>A9A532E5-2625-4E75-A807-B6642847CBF1</string></dict></dict></dict></array>
and after

efi-boot-device <array><dict><key>IOMatch</key><dict><key>IOProviderClass</key><string>IOMedia</string><key>IOPropertyMatch</key><dict><key>UUID</key><string>47E2A5DE-B075-4993-AFC1-B7867A644A5D</string></dict></dict><key>BLLastBSDName</key><string>disk1s3</string></dict></array>
And looking at my Clovers boot-log from next boot I see

6:538  0:019  GetEfiBootDeviceFromNvram:
6:539  0:000   efi-boot-device-data: PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x0,0x0,0x0)\HD(3,GPT,47E2A5DE-B075-4993-AFC1-B7867A644A5D,0x224028,0x6C72FC0)
EDIT: Yep, works fine using legacy boot too but make sure you have the following rc.script installed:

/etc/rc.shutdown.d/80.save_nvram_plist.local

 

Looking at boot-log from next boot.

4:727  0:000  Loading nvram.plist from Vol 'BackupMAV' - loaded, size=4015
4:742  0:015  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
….
4:742  0:000   Adding Key: efi-boot-device: String: Size = 264, Val = '<array><dict><key>IOMatch</key><dict><key>IOProviderClass</key><string>IOMedia</string><key>IOPropertyMatch</key><dict><key>UUID</key><string>47E2A5DE-B075-4993-AFC1-B7867A644A5D</string></dict></dict><key>BLLastBSDName</key><string>disk2s3</string></dict></array>': Success
4:742  0:000   Adding Key: efi-boot-device-data: Data: Size = 74: Success
…
These test were from 10.9. If using 10.10 then you will need the latest workaround for initiating the rc.scripts as the current method no longer works with 10.10.

Where do I find that rc.script?

Never mind, I have it installed... Trying to reboot to different OS now.

Ya mine just restarts to Clover GUI.

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This feature was the first goal in creating the Clover. It works for me since the first version.

Screen Shot 2014-06-14 at 7.23.08.png

blackosx already explained how it works.

I have to say about NVRAM used in the technology.

Legacy Clover (CloverEFI). rc script will create a file nvram.plist after the Restart button pressed and keep information about next drive started.

UEFI Clover with hardware not supporting NVRAM. You should have /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/EmuVariableUefi-64.efi

UEFI Clover with hardware NVRAM. This is my computer #1 in signature. Additional bonus I have is Panic.log. For example

Anonymous UUID:       43065937-BBF0-8F2F-C339-5635BC71CE03

Wed May 28 07:56:29 2014
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80002dbf5e): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f8253ca25, type 13=general protection, registers:
CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x0000000103b83fc8, CR3: 0x000000000fd3405b, CR4: 0x00000000000606e0
RAX: 0x6a5993c096a5009c, RBX: 0x0000000000000001, RCX: 0x000000000000064c, RDX: 0xffffff8000686fd0
RSP: 0xffffff80e7c77ea0, RBP: 0xffffff80e7c77ed0, RSI: 0x0000000000000000, RDI: 0x0000000000000000
R8:  0x0000000000000000, R9:  0x0000000000000010, R10: 0x0000000000000000, R11: 0xffffff8000686fd0
R12: 0xffffff80184015e8, R13: 0xffffff80279e6284, R14: 0xffffff8110cdbb40, R15: 0x0000000000000000
RFL: 0x0000000000010002, RIP: 0xffffff7f8253ca25, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010
Fault CR2: 0x0000000103b83fc8, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x0

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff80e7c83c50 : 0xffffff8000222fa9 
0xffffff80e7c83cd0 : 0xffffff80002dbf5e 
0xffffff80e7c83ea0 : 0xffffff80002f3456 
0xffffff80e7c83ec0 : 0xffffff7f8253ca25 
0xffffff80e7c77ed0 : 0xffffff80002e336e 
0xffffff80e7c77f10 : 0xffffff80002e2c8e 
0xffffff80e7c77f50 : 0xffffff80002e1fd6 
0xffffff80e7c77f80 : 0xffffff80002db51f 
0xffffff80e7c77fd0 : 0xffffff80002f3619 
0xffffff810fa1bde0 : 0xffffff800021a3e7 
0xffffff810fa1be20 : 0xffffff800021baba 
0xffffff810fa1be70 : 0xffffff8000217b9b 
0xffffff810fa1bf10 : 0xffffff8000229627 
0xffffff810fa1bf40 : 0xffffff800021d604 
0xffffff810fa1bf70 : 0xffffff80002c989d 
0xffffff810fa1bfb0 : 0xffffff80002f3c76 
      Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
         com.coresystems.driver.DirectHW(1.3)[46ED721E-1B50-31CA-B1A2-D6F7140E7906]@0xffffff7f8253b000->0xffffff7f8253efff

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: Terminal
Boot args: -v slide=0 

Mac OS version:
13D65

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 13.2.0: Thu Apr 17 23:03:13 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.100.13~1/RELEASE_X86_64
Kernel UUID: ADD73AE6-88B0-32FB-A8BB-4F7C8BE4092E
System model name: iMac12,2 (Mac-942B5BF58194151B)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 13885620970427
last loaded kext at 855277706575: com.apple.filesystems.cd9660	1.4.4 (addr 0xffffff7f8253f000, size 36864)
loaded kexts:
com.coresystems.driver.DirectHW	1.3
org.voodoo.driver.VoodooHDA	2.8.4
org.slice.RadeonMonitor	1.0.0d1

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So what is the end result when you use this feature with legacy boot (not UEFI)? Does your system go through a full reboot and go through bios and then just boot through Clover into the selected OS? Or how does it work...?

I'd like to be able to jump back and forth between 10.10 and 10.9.3 with the prefpane, but I'm not ready to make the jump to upgrading my board to UEFI boot... Haha

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So what is the end result when you use this feature with legacy boot (not UEFI)? Does your system go through a full reboot and go through bios and then just boot through Clover into the selected OS? Or how does it work...?

I'd like to be able to jump back and forth between 10.10 and 10.9.3 with the prefpane, but I'm not ready to make the jump to upgrading my board to UEFI boot... Haha

Yes, exactly as you said.

I have two systems 10.7.5 and 10.9.3. I can choose one in Startup Disk and reboot. I can go out and wait what is happen.

The computer goes through full restart, bios, then CloverGUI, timeout set to 5 seconds, then start the OS chosen in Startup DIsk.

I am lazy to show you the Video, trust me, it occurs.

It works for both legacy Clover and UEFI Clover. Tested and always works with all Clover versions on all 4 my computers.

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      - RAM:SK hynix 4 GB DDR4 (Later I bought + KINGSTON 4 GB) 2133 MHz
      - WiFi + Bluetooth:Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A 5 GHz (Later -> Broadcom BRCM94352Z M.2 5 GHz WiFi + 4.0 Bluetooth)
      - Audio:Realtek HD Audio: ALC 255 
      - Ethernet: Realtek RTL8168/8111
      - Card Reader:Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader (USB2.0-CRW)
      - Webcam:HD Webcam
      - HDD:TOSHIBA MQ01ACF032 320 GB HDD
      - SSD:SPCC M.2 230 GB SSD
      - Display:1366x768 (15.6", Matte)
      - Battery: 6 cell 56Wh / 5040mAh
      - Connectors: 
      1x SD Card Reader 2x USB 3.0 (1x USB Charging), 1x USB 2.0 1x VGA 1x HDMI 1x 3.5mm microphone/audio combined jack connector 1x Ethernet (Rj-45) - Keyboard & Touchpad:Multi-Touch & Multi-gestures ELAN 501 Touchpad, Backlight Keyboard.
      Working:  
      - Wi-Fi (with BCM94352Z)
      - Bluetooth hand-off (With BCM94352Z)
      -Full Graphics enabled on HD 530: ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 (HD 530 Mobile)
      - Display: if default colour profile is corrupted (blue is not actual blue but purplish) Use "Rec. ITU-R BT. 709-5" Color Profile (System Pref. -> Displays -> Color)
      -HDMI & VGA Outputs: AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext Clover patch
      - Audio (ALC 255):(Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack with AppleALC, ALCPlugFix -> layout-id=17)
      - Ethernet Realtek 8168/8111: RealtekRTL8111.kext
      - App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud(native)
      - Integrated webcam(native)
      - 3.0 USB (native)
      - Touchpad and Keyboard(ELAN501): Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn-> To fix this try Karabiner (VoodoPS2Controller.kext), - for gestures try SmartTouchpad drivers
      - Battery info:Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with Kext Utility or other installer.
      - Sleep Mode
      - SSD with TRIM enabled (to enable trim, open Terminal and write "sudo trimforce enable")
      Not working:
      - Original Wi-Fi (Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A):  unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle.
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Optimus not supported.
      - Card Reader: Unsupported -> Can't really fix because I don't have any SD Card at the moment, maybe can be fixed by adding Prod & Ven IDs to AppleStorageDevices.kext, I never used it anyway. name: "USB2.0-CRW" Prod ID: "0x0129" Ven ID: "0x0bda  (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)"
      For Wi-Fi:
      - 1st method:You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used TP-Link Archer T1U (5GHz support), TP-Link has official macOS drivers, you just need to install it
      -2nd and I think the best method:Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Zcard (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, they're all in my attached zip). You could buy this card from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon
       
      Issues:
      - None
      BIOS Settings:
      - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)
      - Secure Boot: Disabled
      - Touchpad: Advanced
      - Boot mode:UEFI
      Getting ready for Installation:
      - Download the install zip (bootpack & postinstall): Click here -> acer_aspire_v591g_installfiles.zip
      Installation:
      - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager)
      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
       
      Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict>  
      PowerManagement  fix:
      Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13):

      <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows.
       

       
      Before updating to a new version of Mojave please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
      Mojave & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      - Make sure you have partitions in GPT
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem)
      - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart
      list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4)
      sel vol 4
      list part(Select System type partition, for example 2)
      sel part 2
      assign letter=b(This will "mount" your EFI partition)
      Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI
      remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI)
      2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI)
      Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI
      mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI)
      Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip"-> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
    • By ciriousjoker
      TLDR:
      I'm trying to boot MacOS on a Chromebook without UEFI. I'm stuck at getting the bootloader (Chameleon/Clover) to work.  
      My setup / context:
      I have an Acer Chromebook Spin 13.
      Available ports:
      2 x USB-C 1 x USB-A 3.0 MicroSD Slot No USB A 2.0 (I've read that Clover has problems with USB 3.0) Firmware:
      There's no UEFI firmware available and by default, it doesn't even allow booting anything other than ChromeOS. Thanks to MrChromebox (big shoutouts!), I flashed a custom legacy bios that allows me to boot anything linux related. This bios is flashed into the RW_LEGACY section of the existing bootloader (coreboot afaik) and doesn't have any configuration options. If I have to change a setting, I could try compiling his bios payload myself with the specific setting enabled.  
      What I've tried so far:
      Chameleon attempts:
      Only selected setting was "Install chameleon on the chosen path", rest was unselected.
       
      1 - Install chameleon first without restoring the basesystem:
      Output:
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: done
      (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down
      Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE".
       
      2 - Install Chameleon after restoring the base system:
      Output:
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: doneboot1: /boot       <- Exactly like that, no line break in between
      (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down)
       
      I haven't been able to reproduce #2 after wiping the drive and doing the same thing again. Subsequent attempts have resulted in either #1 of either Chameleon or Clover.
      Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER".
       
      Clover attempts:
      I tried multiple settings and configurations, but all of them boiled down to either one of these.
       
      1 - Doesn't do anything, just hangs at "Booting from usb..."
      2 - Boots into the blue/grey mode as shown in the attached images.
      According to MrChromebox, this could be an old Tianocore DUET It doesn't detect anything (cpu frequency, ram, partitions or disks)  
      I've read pretty much every article, github readme and other types of documentation for coreboot, tianocore, clover, chameleon and MrChromebox' rw_legacy payloads and right now, I'm totally clueless as to what to try next...
       
      A few questions that came up:
      Why does chameleon hang? What is it looking for, /boot was clearly written to the disk by the Chameleon installer? What exactly is the blue/grey image? According to MrChromebox, it could be Tianocore DUET Where does it come from? Clover? The mainboard itself? Why does the blue/grey thing not detect my processor frequency or any partitions/drives? Can I use some sort of DUET bootloader to chainload Clover?  
      If you guys could answer any of them or if you have any other guesses or information as to what's happening, I'd be really happy!
      Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE.txt
      Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER.txt





    • By outdoormagic
      Short Version:
      I have two drives with the exact same EFI folder (and I can boot into Clover from either one), shouldn't I be able to boot into MacOS from either one?
       
      More Detail:
      I've done a few hacks so far and this never happened. (Gigabyte z370 / 8700k / Vega, Asus z390 / i5-9600k / 1080). Now, I'm setting up a ThinkPad X1 Gen 6. (Yes, I do expect problems on laptops, but that's not the question).
       
      Mojave 10.14.4 now boots from the internal SSD. So far, so good. Here's the problem.
       
      I installed Mojave on a USB drive (for backup / rescue) and copied the entire EFI partition of my boot drive to the EFI partition on the USB drive. So... I should be able to boot from the USB drive, right? Wrong. Ran Clover installer on the USB itself. Same outcome.
       
      With F12, I can boot from the USB into Clover and select the OS on the USB. The boot sequence hangs on End Random Seed, but before the usual '++++++++' line.
      So, boot into Clover on internal boot drive, then select OS on USB. Same thing.
       
      Read the forums, I saw the posts about AptioMemoryFix, so I tried the various other drivers on the USB. No go.
       
      I haven't found the solution yet to the USB boot issue, but what puzzles me is that if I have two drives with the exact same EFI folder (and I can boot into Clover from either one), shouldn't I be able to boot into MacOS from either one?
       
       
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