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Rufus  is a Tools to create bootable usb of windows on windows , 

what you want to say , any instruction im able to test and want install windows 8.1 which GPT only in UEFI 

its not making bootable , 

what are the steps ???

 

What exactly do you want? A dual Boot USB Stick with Win and OS X? Or bootable OS X only?

 

You do not need Rufus for both, and actually - using some tricks - it is quite easy to make such a dual boot stick for both Win and OS X (UEFI only!)

 

If interested, I can post how to achieve this.

 

how to load this using clover 

 

 

... by using a custom Entry that points to bootmgr.efi or - maybe even better - to the original boot file (that you must backup before installing clover!)

 

And I also had to add the HFS+ driver or else Clover would not boot from USB stick. Not sure if this still applies tio the latest versions.

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What exactly do you want? A dual Boot USB Stick with Win and OS X? Or bootable OS X only?

 

You do not need Rufus for both, and actually - using some tricks - it is quite easy to make such a dual boot stick for both Win and OS X (UEFI only!)

 

If interested, I can post how to achieve this.

 

... by using a custom Entry that points to bootmgr.efi or - maybe even better - to the original boot file (that you must backup before installing clover!)

 

And I also had to add the HFS+ driver or else Clover would not boot from USB stick. Not sure if this still applies tio the latest versions.

i know whole these ways , iam just trying to achieve windows 8.1 installation GPT on legacy bios pc ,

nothing else 

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I mean this instructions             #46            

You have to start Clover and then choose bootgmr.efi from /EFI/microsoft/...

USB or DVD may not be bootable because we tell about UEFI boot.

But there is a question. If you made USB with Rufus then where will be Clover?

My proposition is to switch to gcc-4.9

Generating DUETEFIMAINFVX64 FV
########################################
########################################
########################################
####################
GUID cross reference file can be found at /Users/slice/src/edk2/Build/Clover/RELEASE_GCC49/FV/Guid.xref

FV Space Information
DUETEFIMAINFVX64 [35%Full] 2752512 total, 969400 used, 1783112 free

- Done -
Build end time: 20:06:38, Feb.13 2015
Build total time: 00:00:32

Compressing DUETEFIMainFv.FV ...
Encoding
Compressing DxeMain.efi ...
Encoding
Compressing DxeIpl.efi ...
Encoding
Generate Loader Image ...
Created /Users/slice/src/edk2/Build/Clover/RELEASE_GCC49/FV/Efildr64
879+0 records in
879+0 records out
450048 bytes transferred in 0.006982 secs (64459709 bytes/sec)
/Users/slice/src/edk2/Build/Clover/RELEASE_GCC49/FV/boot -> /Users/slice/src/edk2/Clover/CloverPackage/CloverV2/Bootloaders/x64/boot6

I done

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Hi Slice - With r3168 I notice VolumeWithLatestNvramPlist is not populated.

 
Clover r3156 bootlog
1:556  0:191  Loading nvram.plist from Vol 'MainSystem' - loaded, size=597
1:558  0:001  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
Clover r3168 bootlog
1:698  0:212  Loading nvram.plist from Vol '' - loaded, size=609
1:707  0:008  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
I haven't tracked down why yet but thought I'd mention it in case you will be able to find the reason sooner.

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Hi Slice - With r3168 I notice VolumeWithLatestNvramPlist is not populated.

 
Clover r3156 bootlog
1:556  0:191  Loading nvram.plist from Vol 'MainSystem' - loaded, size=597
1:558  0:001  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
Clover r3168 bootlog
1:698  0:212  Loading nvram.plist from Vol '' - loaded, size=609
1:707  0:008  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
I haven't tracked down why yet but thought I'd mention it in case you will be able to find the reason sooner.

 

Oh, sorry. Up to monday I have no legacy computer. Now I am at system #1 having real NVRAM.

 

 

i know whole these ways , iam just trying to achieve windows 8.1 installation GPT on legacy bios pc ,

nothing else 

 

If so you have to start legacy Clover and then start Windows from Clover GUI. Entry should point to your /bootmgr.efi

 

 

@InsanelyDeepak + Slice

I'm not expert but i made some test for install Windows (Uefi bios), I always used Rufus my advice is star Rufus USB Win from bios not from clover (only for first installation) because when I started Win8 installation from clover it has created Microsoft folder, needed to start Windows, good for legacy but not for UEFI). You can also create DVD to install Win8 without UEFI mode (I don't know why) and you can see Windows partition from Mac preferences/Boot Disk.

 

@Slice

Advice for C3Latency, in config.plist we need use decimal value or hex value?

You said:

Typical values from native Mac: (IvyBridge)

MacPro5,1 - 17

MacPro6,1 - 67

iMac13,2 - 205

MacBookPro9,2 - 198

but I'm using 0x43 for my E5-1620v2 (MacPro6,1 Smbios) 

 

Advice for Haswell + Macpro Smbios?

Any Mac Haswell standard values?

 

Thanks

 

MacBookPro11,1 with Haswell Intel® Core™ i5-4258U CPU @ 2.40GHz has latency 0x3E9

You may use type for decimal value or type for hex value.

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... that is not working...

 

Clover installer can make USB media to be bootable.

 

Yeah...

I do not know why much users still use these tools (e.g: Rufus) to Hackintosh. 

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clover 3178 boot does not boot up fails. :hysterical:

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I just discovered that I cannot boot in safe mode with OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi. With OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi it works fine. Tried different slide values (0,8,100) but no luck. post-112065-0-52379200-1423865679_thumb.jpg

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Oh, sorry. Up to monday I have no legacy computer. Now I am at system #1 having real NVRAM.

np.

I've run some tests and can confirm there is no problem when testing local builds.

r3177

1:667  0:205  Loading nvram.plist from Vol 'MainSystem' - loaded, size=597
1:669  0:001  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
r3168 I tested earlier was package from SF. Not sure why I get the problem with that.

clover 3178 boot does not boot up fails. :hysterical:

I can confirm r3178 does not get to GUI. It stalls with _ at top left corner of black screen before GUI.

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I am very sorry for remind you about instructions exists             #48            

I've followed your instructions, and the error is gone, but i can't boot without cache, if i choose boot without cache it's booting normaly

I also tried it with Lion from external USB drive where i see the running dots, but the patch it's not working

<dict>
				<key>InfoPlistPatch</key>
                                <true/>
                                <key>Name</key>
                                <string>AppleSDXC</string>
                                <key>Find</key>
				<data>
				cGNpMTRlNCwxNmJj
				</data>
				<key>Replace</key>
				<data>
				cGNpMTIxNyw4MjIx
				</data>
			</dict>

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np.

I've run some tests and can confirm there is no problem when testing local builds.

r3177

1:667  0:205  Loading nvram.plist from Vol 'MainSystem' - loaded, size=597
1:669  0:001  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
r3168 I tested earlier was package from SF. Not sure why I get the problem with that.

I can confirm r3178 does not get to GUI. It stalls with _ at top left corner of black screen before GUI.

Sorry, NULL pointer dereferencing. Corrected in 3180

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Thanks Slice

 

EDIT: r3180 still doesn't get to GUI for me. Last build that works here is r3177.

EDIT2: doh! I had a USB stick connected. Sorry for the misinformation.

 

r3181 fails compiling here with undeclared Macmini51,

 

Latest commit: Line #224 in /edk2/Clover/rEFIt_UEFI/Platform/gma.c

 

-         case Macmini51:

+         case MacMini51:

 

 

r3181 booting fine.

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got a  Question regarding Legacy Boot  Speed (Yosemite), Bios to Clover GUI  on old GA-G33M-DS2R

 

it bothers me for a while now did a lot research to it and couldn´t find anything similar,

 

config.plist is very well adjusted

 

no Debug/Log enabled and wasn´t changed in between the Clover Updates (nor any other changes )

 

in r2967 i had the best success so far , Bios to Clover GUI in 5 seconds  ( was quite acceptable for legacy boot)

 

than i did quite a big jump in revs to like 3094  from here on out until now (3168) im back to long waiting time from Bios to Clover GUI 25 -30 seconds 

 

i did try boot7 made no difference with that ... 

 

for me it seems that a kind of Timeout ( not talking about Boot Timeout within Clover ) was added to MBR Boot  after 2967  ?  

 

( also gave  AppleHFS Drivers a shot  which i guess was useless since the efi gets loaded later )  

 

and nothing suspicious in the log either 

 

any ideas 

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hello Silce Why do I Compile. like this?  Clover_v2k_r3182/3183.pkg<<<<

0:100  0:100  MemLog inited, TSC freq: 3392140641
0:100  0:000  
0:100  0:000  Now is 14.2.2015,  23:43:45 (GMT+2047)
0:100  0:000  Starting Clover rev 3182:3183 on American Megatrends EFI
0:100  0:000  SelfDevicePath=PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x1,0xFFFF,0x0)\HD(1,GPT,35D60090-2276-45C3-ADC0-26A072C67ABF,0x28,0x64000) @8FC2D198
0:100  0:000  SelfDirPath = \EFI\BOOT
0:100  0:000  Total Memory Slots Count = 4
0:100  0:000  Type 17 Index = 0
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Speed = 2200MHz
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Size = 8192MB
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Bank/Device = BANK 0 ChannelA-DIMM0
0:100  0:000  Type 17 Index = 1

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Clover3183

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/56771347/Clover3183.jpg

0:100  0:100  MemLog inited, TSC freq: 3403352453
0:100  0:000  
0:100  0:000  Now is 14.2.2015,  17:39:43 (GMT+2047)
0:100  0:000  Starting Clover rev 3183 on American Megatrends EFI
0:100  0:000  SelfDevicePath=PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x1,0xFFFF,0x0)\HD(1,GPT,0863F066-65A6-46F9-B747-72F25E463E02,0x28,0x64000) @DB846C18
0:100  0:000  SelfDirPath = \EFI\BOOT
0:100  0:000  Total Memory Slots Count = 4
0:100  0:000  Type 17 Index = 0
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Speed = 1600MHz
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Size = 8192MB

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Clover3183

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/56771347/Clover3183.jpg

0:100  0:100  MemLog inited, TSC freq: 3403352453
0:100  0:000  
0:100  0:000  Now is 14.2.2015,  17:39:43 (GMT+2047)
0:100  0:000  Starting Clover rev 3183 on American Megatrends EFI
0:100  0:000  SelfDevicePath=PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x1,0xFFFF,0x0)\HD(1,GPT,0863F066-65A6-46F9-B747-72F25E463E02,0x28,0x64000) @DB846C18
0:100  0:000  SelfDirPath = \EFI\BOOT
0:100  0:000  Total Memory Slots Count = 4
0:100  0:000  Type 17 Index = 0
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Speed = 1600MHz
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Size = 8192MB

Can you upload a the original file Your for me or not.?? thank

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Hi Slice

 
I notice I can choose to boot the embedded theme from config.plist but not from nvram.plist. Is this intentional or a bug?
 
Using: r3181
 
embedded theme in nvram.plist
1:698  0:001  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
1:698  0:000   Adding Key: Clover.Theme: Size = 8, Data: 65 6D 62 65 64 64 65 64 
1:698  0:000  theme embedded chosen from nvram is absent, get first theme
1:698  0:000  no default theme, get random theme theme.plist
1:699  0:000  Using theme 'hmf' (EFI\CLOVER\themes\hmf)
1:699  0:000  OS main and drive as badge
1:699  0:000  Font EFI\CLOVER\font\(null) is not loaded, using default
1:699  0:000  Choosing theme hmf
embedded theme in config.plist
0:991  0:000  Found theme directory: BGM
0:992  0:000  Found theme directory: BGM256
0:993  0:001  Found theme directory: black_green
0:993  0:000  Found theme directory: hmf
0:994  0:000  Found theme directory: ios7
0:995  0:000  Found theme directory: metal
0:996  0:000  Found theme directory: Minimalism Orange
0:996  0:000  Found theme directory: newyear
0:998  0:001  Found theme directory: red
0:999  0:000  Found theme directory: Simple Theme Light
1:000  0:000  Default theme: embedded
1:642  0:000  no themes available, using embedded
1:642  0:000  Choosing theme <null string>

 

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Hi Slice

 
I notice I can choose to boot the embedded theme from config.plist but not from nvram.plist. Is this intentional or a bug?
 
Using: r3181
 
embedded theme in nvram.plist
1:698  0:001  PutNvramPlistToRtVars ...
1:698  0:000   Adding Key: Clover.Theme: Size = 8, Data: 65 6D 62 65 64 64 65 64 
1:698  0:000  theme embedded chosen from nvram is absent, get first theme
1:698  0:000  no default theme, get random theme theme.plist
1:699  0:000  Using theme 'hmf' (EFI\CLOVER\themes\hmf)
1:699  0:000  OS main and drive as badge
1:699  0:000  Font EFI\CLOVER\font\(null) is not loaded, using default
1:699  0:000  Choosing theme hmf
embedded theme in config.plist
0:991  0:000  Found theme directory: BGM
0:992  0:000  Found theme directory: BGM256
0:993  0:001  Found theme directory: black_green
0:993  0:000  Found theme directory: hmf
0:994  0:000  Found theme directory: ios7
0:995  0:000  Found theme directory: metal
0:996  0:000  Found theme directory: Minimalism Orange
0:996  0:000  Found theme directory: newyear
0:998  0:001  Found theme directory: red
0:999  0:000  Found theme directory: Simple Theme Light
1:000  0:000  Default theme: embedded
1:642  0:000  no themes available, using embedded
1:642  0:000  Choosing theme <null string>

 

This is a bug. I will study it tomorrow. Weekend now.

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hi guys,

since I updated from Clover 2976 to 3128, Clover "scan entries" for 30 seconds before the boot menu is loaded. I haven't changed anything in my config file. Is there a new option I have to deactivate?

Thanks

hi again,

 

I just wanted to report back that this issue got way better with the new 3168 version. It's down to ~5-10 seconds now. (I have to stop the time next time to get a exact time).

I haven't changed anything in my config - so whatever you were doing - thanks!

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I haven't changed anything in my config - so whatever you were doing - thanks!

Took out the busy wait loops.

 

Literally.

 

It's either 3157 if using AHCI, or 3164 if using IDE.

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Took out the busy wait loops.

 

Literally.

 

It's either 3157 if using AHCI, or 3164 if using IDE.

cool. The last version I used where the wait time still was high, was version 3156. I'm using AHCI - so yeah, that must be it :)

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Is it a question that answered here?     #46  

Have tried several times,find that it's impossible to install EFI windows to GPT and MBR partition scheme on legacy BIOS based PC use legacy clover.Because SATA is inseparable,Microsoft won't let EFI windows install to MBR and Legacy BIOS PC's GPT by limitation.And clover also not friendly for legacy BIOS based PC because clover is pure EFI that cannot USB clover cannot boot MBR windows.

So my method is unplug SSD SATA cable and insall MBR windows to HDD,then plug back and boot clover to MBR windows.But I cannot activate windows by using SLIC.aml,so I use DAZ loader.

By the way,how to backup my bootable Yosemite installer with clover installed to DMG so that I can send to another people on internet to let him 1:1 copy use Win32DiskImager and boot it to install Yosemite?

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It's not impossible - I have it set up that way. It's difficult because Microsoft's tools for setting it up are 'braindead'.

You need two files on the Windows system partition.
\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD

the first is the Windows efi bootloader which is on the install DVD or somewhere in the Windows folder.

The 2nd is boot configuration database. Normal M$ tool to construct it is called BCDBOOT. On Windows 8, this tool let's you cross-construct an EFI-suitable BCD from a legacy-booted Windows. On Windows 7, it doesn't. It only constructs BCD for the type of Windows you have booted. So you can construct manually with BCDEDIT.

This is what a BCD for legacy Windows boot looks like.

 

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=<some-drive-letter>:
path                    \bootmgr
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  <some-locale>
default                 {default}
displayorder            {default}
timeout                 <some-timeout>

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {default}
device                  partition=<some-drive-letter>:
path                    \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description             <some-Windows>
locale                  <some-locale>
osdevice                partition=<some-drive-letter>:
systemroot              \Windows

 



This is what a BCD for EFI Windows boot looks like.

 

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=<some-drive-letter>:
path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  <some-locale>
default                 {default}
displayorder            {default}
timeout                 <some-timeout>

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier              {default}
device                  partition=<some-drive-letter>:
path                    \Windows\System32\winload.efi
description             <some-Windows>
locale                  <some-locale>
osdevice                partition=<some-drive-letter>:
systemroot              \Windows

 



See the difference?

You can't load SLIC.aml from Clover if you chain-boot Windows in Legacy, because Clover doesn't patch ACPI tables in this sequence. DAZ boot loader (AKA grub4dos) patches ACPI tables to install SLIC.aml. If you chain-boot Windows in EFI mode, Clover patches ACPI tables and loads SLIC.aml.
 

Have tried several times,find that it's impossible to install EFI windows to GPT and MBR partition scheme on legacy BIOS based PC use legacy clover.Because SATA is inseparable,Microsoft won't let EFI windows install to MBR and Legacy BIOS PC's GPT by limitation.And clover also not friendly for legacy BIOS based PC because clover is pure EFI that cannot USB clover cannot boot MBR windows.
So my method is unplug SSD SATA cable and insall MBR windows to HDD,then plug back and boot clover to MBR windows.But I cannot activate windows by using SLIC.aml,so I use DAZ loader.

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hello Silce Why do I Compile. like this?  Clover_v2k_r3182/3183.pkg

0:100  0:100  MemLog inited, TSC freq: 3392140641
0:100  0:000  
0:100  0:000  Now is 14.2.2015,  23:43:45 (GMT+2047)
0:100  0:000  Starting Clover rev 3182:3183 on American Megatrends EFI
0:100  0:000  SelfDevicePath=PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1F,0x2)\Sata(0x1,0xFFFF,0x0)\HD(1,GPT,35D60090-2276-45C3-ADC0-26A072C67ABF,0x28,0x64000) @8FC2D198
0:100  0:000  SelfDirPath = \EFI\BOOT
0:100  0:000  Total Memory Slots Count = 4
0:100  0:000  Type 17 Index = 0
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Speed = 2200MHz
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Size = 8192MB
0:100  0:000  SmbiosTable.Type17->Bank/Device = BANK 0 ChannelA-DIMM0
0:100  0:000  Type 17 Index = 1

 

You can not. First value is revision updated, second value is committed. 

So this line "Clover rev 3182:3183" can be only at developer with committing ability.

 

 

 

Hi Slice

 
I notice I can choose to boot the embedded theme from config.plist but not from nvram.plist. Is this intentional or a bug?
 
 

 

Hey blackosx,

How can you set embedded theme in nvram.plist?

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      Running DarwinDumper from the command line:
      From Terminal, you can initiate DarwinDumper by running the following script directly.
       
       
       
      /DarwinDumper.app/Contents/Resources/public/bash/script.sh To help with this, the UI has a Symlink option which you can click to create a symbolic link which points to the above script. DarwinDumper can then be subsequently run from the command-line by loading a new Terminal window and typing darwindumper followed by return.

      Credits (in alphabetical order):
      Adam Jackson, Amit Singh, Andy Vandijck, Apple Inc., arsradu, bcc9, blackosx, cmf, DieBuche, dmazar, Dong Luo, droplets, ErmaC, Felix Domke, Google Inc., Intel Corporation, InsanelyDeepak, JrCs, Kabyl, Kynnder, Martin Mareš, mcmatrix, Michael Larabel, Mickey1979, phcoder, Phil Karn, Piker-Alpha, rafirafi, гык-sse2, Slice ,sonotone, STLVNUB, THe KiNG, Trauma, Volatile Systems, xsmile, !Xabbu.
       
      DarwinDumper was originally inspired as an open project by Trauma, it has remained an open project and please keep it an open project, so if you make any changes or additions to it then please share your work here.
       
      Please report any feedback, requests or bugs.
       
      Please note:
      DarwinDumper v3 requires OS X 10.9 and newer to run in the Finder, though it should work from the command line okay on older OS versions.

      The following link retains the download for v2.9.9.2 for older OS versions.

      DarwinDumper Download
    • By miliuco
      Install macOS 10.15 Catalina on Gigabyte P55-USB3 with Radeon RX 580 graphics card using a USB device created with the createinstallmedia command and Clover as bootloader. Instructions to install macOS 10.14 Mojave on this computer are almost identical, replacing Catalina app with Mojave, so this article is suitable for both versions of macOS. The Gigabyte P55-USB3 motherboard (and some others from the same brand with the P55 / H55 chipset) have made it easy to build a hackintosh and install macOS since 10 years ago. Although it is an old motherboard, the behavior with Mojave or Catalina is very good after changing the classic hard drive (HDD) for a solid state drive (SSD).

      Components of the hackintosh
      Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 motherboard: P55 chipset, 1156 socket, ALC892 audio, Gigabit RTL8111D network, DDR3 RAM Intel Core i5-750 processor for socket 1156: 4 cores, 8MB cache, clock rate 2.66 GHz Fenvi FV-T919 wireless + Bluetooth card: PCI-Express, wifi is ac type, detected by macOS as Airport and Apple Bluetooth Radeon RX 580 8 GB graphics card: works OOB but with a few details to be considered, it has its own article.  
      Previous requirements
      Install macOS Catalina app in /Applications folder USB flash drive with at least 16GB prepared from Disk Utility with MBR partition scheme and formatted as Mac Os Plus (on older Gigabyte boards like mine, USB sticks partitioned with GUID scheme instead of MBR usually hang the system when booting) Recent version of Clover (I have used r5117) Recent versions of Lilu (at least 1.4.4) and WhateverGreen (at least 1.3.9) to fine-tune the behavior of the graphics card Recent version of RealtekRTL8111 (I have used 2.2.2) FaceSMC version 6.26-322 (newer versions disable automatic mounting of USB devices on my system).  
      Create install USB
      Run this command from Terminal (assuming the target device is called USB):
      Bash: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app
      Clover must be installed on the USB memory, I choose the following options:
      Bootloader > Install boot0af on the MBR CloverEFi > CloverEFI 64-bit SATA BIOS Drivers, 64 bit > Recommended drivers > FSInject + SMCHelper + XhciDxe BIOS Drivers, 64 bit > File System drivers > ApfsDriverLoader Install RC scripts on selected volume Optional RC scripts > Disable sleep proxy client.  
      You have to copy 4 kexts to the EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other folder of the USB device: FaceSMC 6.26-322, Lilu 1.4.4, WhateverGreen 1.3.9 and RealtekRTL8111 2.2.2. Regarding the config.plist file, the most significant is:
      Boot > kext-dev-mode = 1 in Boot arguments GUI > Theme embedded, EmbeddedThemeType Dark, Screen Resolution 1920x1080, Preboot in Hide Volume Graphics > blank, nothing is checked except if foxbox solution is used to have more than 2 connectors enabled RT Variables > 0x28 in BooterConfig and 0x67 in CsrActiveConfig SMBios > iMac14,2 Sytem Parameters> Yes in Inject Kexts and check Inject System ID.  
      Install macOS Catalina

      Boot from the USB device and choose Install macOS from Install macOS Catalina. The installation program runs until the PC restarts. Here choose Install macOS from HDD (the name of the volume you are installing macOS on). With RX 580 graphics card, the screen goes black in this second phase of the installation, it is a phase in which the user has nothing to do until the PC is restarted so you can let it work until the Clover menu again. You have to choose Boot macOS from HDDto boot the installed system from the hard disk, the screen is recovered and you can configure the account and the initial options. From this moment the screen works fine.

      In summary:
      Boot from USB > Clover menu > Install macOS from Install macOS Catalina > screen works fine Boot from USB > Clover menu > Install macOS from HDD > black screen Boot from USB > Clover menu > Boot macOS from HDD > screen works fine.  
      Install Clover and kexts on the hard drive

      Clover needs to be installed on the disk where we just installed macOS. Options are the same as when installing it on the USB memory. You also have to copy the 4 kexts (FaceSMC 6.26-322, Lilu 1.4.4, WhateverGreen 1.3.9 and RealtekRTL8111 2.2.2) into the EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other folder on the EFI partition of the disk. And review the config.plist file remembering the comments for the USB.

      If everything goes well, the computer starts from the hard disk with a running copy of macOS Catalina.
       
       

    • By miliuco
      Radeon RX 580 8 GB graphics card on macOS High Sierra (as of 10.13.6), Mojave and Catalina on the P55-USB3 board: excellent performance with acceleration (Metal) OOB, no need for drivers (kexts), with 3 drawbacks, one has to do with the boot of the operating system (a solution is proposed), another with the number of rear connectors enabled (a solution is proposed) and another that only affects to one phase of the Mojave or Catalina installation (without clear solution for now).

      I have placed the XFX AMD Radeon RX-580 P8DFD6 8GB Triple X Edition GDDR5, 256BIT, DVI + HDMI + 3DP graphics card on a 10 year old motherboard (Gigabyte P55-USB3) in order to update the hackintosh to 10.14 Mojave and 10.15 Catalina because the card that I have used in past years, Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 1GB, has stopped working after 10.13.6 High Sierra since this was the last version for which Nvidia published the alternate web drivers that were necessary for the card to work well with graphic acceleration.

      The new RX 580 card needs considerably more space than the old one although it fits perfectly in an ATX case, and requires an additional power connector. It has 2 big fans that most of the time are stopped, at least in my case. In macOS it works perfectly, even with Metal acceleration, without additional drivers and without extra settings in Clover. But it has drawbacks that I comment below.

      Alterations during startup

      During the boot of the operating system, when the screen goes from the basic driver to the AMD driver, 2 artifacts appear randomly, they are very short in duration (from one to a few seconds):
      Very short flashing white screen that may or may not be accompanied by purple lines The fans runs for a few seconds (the noise is clearly audible). This behavior is solved with the installation of 2 kexts, Lilu and WhateverGreen. Lilu is an extension created by acidantheraand vit9696 among others whose function is to help to patch kexts, processes and libraries during macOS boot. It is accompanied by specific plugins for the task required, for example WhateverGreen that injects necessary patches for certain AMD, Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. It is mandatory to have both extensions together, one of them separately does not correct the problem.
      I have installed Lilu 1.4.4 and WhateverGreen 1.3.9 in the EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other folder of the EFI partition and artifacts have disappeared. Remember that these 2 extensions are not necessary for the card to work properly, if you tolerate those very brief distortions of the screen or the noise of the fans running for a few seconds, you can live without Lilu and WhateverGreen.

      Note: authors recommend that when using Lilu and WhateverGreen with Radeon cards, NO graphic settings have to be added to Clover (Inject ATI, etc.).

      Note: these alterations, especially the brief white screen and less frequently purple lines and fan noise, are also seen in Windows and some real Macs with the same card.

      Alteration during macOS installation

      Boot from USB > Clover menu > Install macOS from Install macOS Catalina > screen works fine
      Boot from USB > Clover menu > Install macOS from MacintoshHD > black screen
      Booting from USB > Clover menu > Boot macOS from MacintoshHD > screen works fine.

      In the first and third stages, screen works fine. In the second stage the screen goes black although the installation continues. The user has nothing to do at this moment so you can leave the PC working until the Clover menu is shown again, the screen is recovered, the initial account options can be configured and you can enter into the newly installed system with correct resolution and acceleration.
      This behavior is not corrected even by placing Lilu and WhateverGreen into the USB device. At least in my case I have not found a solution for it. Yo can install macOS perfectly with that drawback of not seeing how it progresses during the second phase of the installation.

      Only 2 connectors of the 5 available work

      This card has 3 Display Port (DP) ports, 1 HDMI port and 1 DVI port. In my case, only 2 DP work, those that are further from the HDMI connector. It is enough if you use a single monitor or 2 monitors that can be connected by DP. But if you want to have 3 or more connected devices or some of them only have HDMI, it is necessary to enable the 5 connectors or at least 4 of them since the DVI is obsolete and does not allow resolutions as high as DP and HDMI.
      User foxbox has proposed a solution in a thread titled [Solved] Sapphire RX 580 Nitro + SE | black screen on HDMI and DVI. Must inject from Clover a modification to the Orinoco framebuffer (which is used in the RX 580 card) so that the 5 connectors lack a fixedly assigned address and, instead, receive it dynamically. This change is made from the KextsToPatch section of Clover. Read the post from foxbox.
      This has to be accompanied by 3 changes in the Graphics section of Clover: Orinoco in FB Name / Inject ATI / 5 in Video Ports. I have tested this solution in macOS Catalina and it effectively enables the 5 ports of the card but, since I only use 1 monitor, I have removed it and I am with Lilu and WhateverGreen.
       

    • By zazman
      Bonjour,
       
      Je rencontre un souci depuis la dernière maj supplémentaire catalina 10.15.4, même chose pour la 10.15.5 aujourd'hui : après le début de l'update, lorsque le pc redémarre, je ne vois pas le volume d'installation dans les volumes de l'écran de boot clover (v5118). j'ai juste Preboot dans les volumes cachés au démarrage, et j'ai essayé de les afficher, le préboot de l'install apparait bien mais le boot n'aboutit jamais par ce biais. du coup, je suis bloqué en 10.15.4. Auriez-vous une idée du problème ?
    • By y010204025
      Perhaps it was the first NEC (Lenovo) Lavie Z HZ550 to install hackintosh. I hope more people who like Lavie Z series can experience Hackintosh at HZ550. She is really great.
       
      I found HZ550 & HZ750 on the Chinese website, which is amazing. It weighs only 790g, 13.3 inches, and the standard 2k screen, which is too attractive to me. I am a Hackintosh enthusiast. I think HZ550 or HZ750 with MacOS is the best Unfortunately, the Lavie Z series is not listed in China, only exists in the Japanese and American markets, and in the Japanese market is the NEC brand, while the American market uses the Lenovo logo.
       
      Fortunately, I got an HZ550 from Taobao. Yes, not HZ750. In comparison, HZ750 has more touch screens and 360 ° flip. These are hard to attract me. More importantly, HZ750 is about 200g heavier than HZ550 That's why I chose HZ550. Well, because he is only 2,000 RMB.
       
      The specific introduction can refer to NEC Japan official website:http://nec-lavie.jp/products/hz13b/
       
      The HZ550 hardware list I obtained:
                                    
                       -/+:.          ningnan@ningnandeMacBook-Air
                      :++++.          OS: 64bit Mac OS X 10.15.5 19F96
                     /+++/.           Kernel: x86_64 Darwin 19.5.0
             .:-::- .+/:-``.::-       Uptime: 19m
          .:/++++++/::::/++++++/:`    Packages: 1
        .:///////////////////////:`   Shell: zsh 5.7.1
        ////////////////////////`     Resolution: 3840x2160
       -+++++++++++++++++++++++`      DE: Aqua
       /++++++++++++++++++++++/       WM: Quartz Compositor
       /sssssssssssssssssssssss.      WM Theme: Blue (Dark)
       :ssssssssssssssssssssssss-     Disk: 11G / 108G (12%)
        osssssssssssssssssssssssso/`  CPU: Intel Core i7-5500U @ 2.40GHz
        `syyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy+`  GPU: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
         `ossssssssssssssssssssss/    RAM: 4376MiB / 8192MiB
           :ooooooooooooooooooo+.    
            `:+oo+/:-..-:/+o+/-     
       
       
      Advantages: small size, light weight, 2K screen, 8G memory, 512g SSD, keyboard feels good, and wireless network card can be replaced, which is unimaginable in today's thin and light books.
      Disadvantages: The sound is small, almost the same as the mosquitoes.
       
      Ok, bragging is over!
      In order to use the wireless network, I changed the wireless network card from inter 7265 to BCM94352ZAE. Some people called it DW1560. It is uncomfortable that in China, this card and his elder brother DW1830 were hyped to a high price of 480RMB. of. Fortunately, I bought it early, and this card is also very stable under win10, and there is no high delay and outage. The hard disk should be PM951 of Samsung, not PM981, which is lucky.   Before installing Hackintosh: You need to prepare a 16G U disk, SanDisk is not a rough choice for making MacOS installation disk, I used the latest MacOS Catalina 10.15.5, got config.plist from Rehabman, and put together an EFI, the latest version of clover and kext drivers. Thanks to Rehabman and the developers of the Black Apple community. I do n’t like that OC team very much.
      Make an installation disk: If you have a computer running MacOS, you can use the command line to make it, if you do n’t have a computer running MacOS, you can try VMware, I know that the insanelymac forum allows discussion, or use ether to write the image to U disk, use the EFI I provided to boot into the installation process.   BIOS setting: Press F12 at boot to enter the BIOS settings, Tab switches to "Security-Secure boot", set to "DISable", this is what we need, and switch to "Boot -Boot devices", set the U disk as the first boot item You can directly enter the clover guide interface, please follow it for google it.
      It is worth noting that the remaining space of your EFI partition needs to be greater than 200M, otherwise, the disk format will be wrong. In addition, the format partition format is APFS, do not choose to encrypt, your data is not valuable, at least you must have this awareness of Hackintosh, the file safe is also the same, do not enable, do not use to find your mac, otherwise, change the machine, OK .   Fortunately, no additional ssdt patch is required. All the patch functions are implemented through clover. The flat Apple is turned on. This is to solve the problem of the flower screen. You can find a solution yourself.
      Experience your black apple, this will bring a better experience than MacBook Pro. EFI_HZ550.zip
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