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Sure you can boot fine with r4223. Slice start to enhance syscls work from r4233. I saw artur_pt doesnt has kexts loaded from "Other" dir. As far as I can remember, "Other" dir designed / should act like 'Common' folder (so Clover should read it no matter what), not just as a fallback when OS ver undetected. So, during test you can put your mandatory kext eg: FakeSMC in "Other" dir, also in OSVer dir for the rest of your kexts, to make sure Clover can read / load / disable em all / each.

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since 4239 folder Other case-sentitive

wont boot with lowercase o letter

 

Maybe because of this >>>. Try to change StrStr to StriStr.

 

I've got a dumb question, but could this be a clover problem? https://github.com/Piker-Alpha/HandyScripts/issues/7

 

IMHO you should ask the developer, he should 'watch' their project to get notified for incoming bug report.

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Maybe because of this >>>. Try to change StrStr to StriStr.

 

 

IMHO you should ask the developer, he should 'watch' their project to get notified for incoming bug report.

.. and how about this? (has no different for boot though). TIA.  :)

 

 
#EDIT: "CLOVER" but sometimes "Clover".

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There is no problem. You have two solutions:

1. Update BIOS to newer version.

2. Don't update BIOS. Add Clover Boot Option by second button in low row in Clover GUI. Then sure that you can boot from file /EFI/CLOVER/CLOVERX64.EFI.

Then delete file /EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.EFI.

Boot options will never propagate any more.

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Sure you can boot fine with r4223. Slice start to enhance syscls work from r4233. I saw artur_pt doesnt has kexts loaded from "Other" dir. As far as I can remember, "Other" dir designed / should act like 'Common' folder (so Clover should read it no matter what), not just as a fallback when OS ver undetected. So, during test you can put your mandatory kext eg: FakeSMC in "Other" dir, also in OSVer dir for the rest of your kexts, to make sure Clover can read / load / disable em all / each.

 

'Common' folder (so Clover should read it no matter what), not just as a fallback when OS ver undetected.

- i saw this case. lion 10.7.5 app image and use DiskMakerX304 to make usb installer.

then boot 10.7.5 usb installer made by diskmakerx304. then format disk and install. and reboot.

clover can't detect 10.7.5 version(shown null). i check install files. but there are  any version info files in installed disk(to install 10.7.5, 2nd stage).

i used clover r4232. so i have to put fakesmc other folder. then i can install 10.7.5.

ofc restore basesystem.dmg method is no problem. diskmakerx304 method is rare case. but no need restore dmg and package folder.

 

so need to consider other folder with each os version.

also i saw fakesmc 3.4.1 and 3.5.0 difference(old osx support). need to confirm proper combination for old osx.

 

sorry for my bad english.

 

here is evidence

post-980913-0-48755800-1507393100_thumb.png

 

thanks in advance

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hello

 

i prefer don't use other folder

 

but if need also load the kext in there .. is my case .. I just renamed other folder in EFI/Clover/Kexts

 

once again nice work Slice

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#EDIT: "CLOVER" but sometimes "Clover".

 

\EFI\CLOVER should be fine.

But azlvda seems to have "other" instead of "Other" kext folder & Clover refused to read em.

 

- i saw this case.

 

Really not sure man, so Clover only read "Other" folder but not your "10.7" folder? Maybe other ppl here like can help you..

*** Maybe your installer SystemVersion.plist is in another place (check your "mac OS X Install Data" / IABootFilesSystemVersion.plist).

Edited by cecekpawon

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\EFI\CLOVER should be fine.

But azlvda seems to have "other" instead of "Other" kext folder & Clover refused to read em.

 

 

Really not sure man, so Clover only read "Other" folder but not your "10.7" folder? Maybe other ppl here like can help you..

 

Sorry for bad english.
Right. My mistakes above reply.
 
I have 10.7 with essential kexts. I used each os version folder for boot osx before.
Just found rare case.
 
if i put fakesmc3.5.0 in other folder and fakesmc3.4.1 in 10.7 folder, clover first read other folder and 10.7 folder.
then clover read two fakesmc. So i wonder last loaded fakesmc3.4.1 instead of 3.5.0 when os booting?

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Sorry to step into the discussion but may i suggest this ( -nehalem_error_disable ) boot arg being added to Clover / Configurator  ( so people get to know it ) , which i accidently discovered today by digging around AppleTyMCEDriver binary

 

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right hand side top to bottom:

 

 -nehalem_error_disable  disables the AppleTyMCEDriver 

 

offcourse works perfect in 10.13( dunno about older Versions ) and gets rid of the panic on MacPro4,1 and 5,1 at the ECC ram check.

 

Pls ignore this if it is old cheese but i couldnt find anything about it so i thought id share it.

 

And it is a nice addition to the other workarounds to this old little problem.

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\EFI\CLOVER should be fine.

But azlvda seems to have "other" instead of "Other" kext folder & Clover refused to read em.

 

 

Really not sure man, so Clover only read "Other" folder but not your "10.7" folder? Maybe other ppl here like can help you..

*** Maybe your installer SystemVersion.plist is in another place (check your "mac OS X Install Data" / IABootFilesSystemVersion.plist).

I remembered old problem with FAT32 driver usually present in UEFI BIOSes.

They may works differently and not as you expected.

Other can be accounted as 8+3 DOS name or as Windows 95 long name and just will not work.

For this case I keep in my drivers64UEFI folder this good driver

Fat-64.efi.zip

but users usually ignore it.

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I remembered old problem with FAT32 driver usually present in UEFI BIOSes.

They may works differently and not as you expected.

Other can be accounted as 8+3 DOS name or as Windows 95 long name and just will not work.

For this case I keep in my drivers64UEFI folder this good driver

attachicon.gifFat-64.efi.zip

but users usually ignore it.

I always select this drivers since is release  ;)

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0:840  0:000  skipping kext injection (not requested)

0:840  0:000  Preparing kexts injection for arch=x86_64 from EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other

0:840  0:000  Preparing kexts injection for arch=x86_64 from EFI\CLOVER\kexts\10.12

 

If kext injection is disabled in plist, why is it scanning/preparing kexts?

I think it should be skipped in this situation thereby saving time and IO. If user forces injection in Clover UI, then scan.

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0:840  0:000  skipping kext injection (not requested)

0:840  0:000  Preparing kexts injection for arch=x86_64 from EFI\CLOVER\kexts\Other

0:840  0:000  Preparing kexts injection for arch=x86_64 from EFI\CLOVER\kexts\10.12

 

If kext injection is disabled in plist, why is it scanning/preparing kexts?

I think it should be skipped in this situation thereby saving time and IO. If user forces injection in Clover UI, then scan.

There is a contradiction. If you don't want scanning when injection disabled then you will not be able to enable one of them.

So yes, I preferred always scan kexts folders but let user to choose what to inject or not.

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Commits r4243: with or with without CloverX64.efi-4243, Clover get OSversion 10.12 when I boot from USB pen drive (10.13 only) and HDD Sierra connected: Kextd stall on AppleACPICPU and black screen

 

Commits r4243: with or with without CloverX64.efi-4243, Clover get OSversion 10.13.1 when I boot from HDD High Sierra (10.13 only) and HDD Sierra connected. Kextd stall on AppleACPICPU

 

 

Commits r4243 HDD 10.13.1 alone (10.13 folder only): with or  without CloverX64.efi-4243: No Injection -----> "Thinning failed" error. 

 

Here, new kext management don't work with 10.13 folder only

 

 

I don't understand why these issues?

 

@Matgen84,

 

I have a feeling the problem might be due to the XCODE toolchain used to compile Clover.  

 

Can you try booting with the attached r4243 compiled with GCC5.3 in Linux Mint 18.1?

 

As another test, can you also try r4238 with @cecekpawon's changes from post#14767?

r4243_GCC53.zip

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Where should I keep my kext after Post installation CLOVER/kexts/other or S/L? Somebody is saying keep it in CLOVER/kexts/other but somebody saying after the post installation move to all kexts to S/L. I really confused where to keep my kexts after post installation?

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Where should I keep my kext after Post installation CLOVER/kexts/other or S/L? Somebody is saying keep it in CLOVER/kexts/other but somebody saying after the post installation move to all kexts to S/L. I really confused where to keep my kexts after post installation?

It is your choice. My opinion that CLOVER/kexts/other  is good for testing and S/L/E is a kexts home where they should live forever and they will appear in cache so will be loaded much faster.

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i found one on official r4243.

first i don't have any kext files in others folder and -v bootargs option.

 

just go to Clover Gui, Select High Sierra disk with space bar, go to kext inject management, enter 10.13 folder.

i can see my kexts list. exit 10.13 folder and go other folder, i see there is no kexts files.

exit other folder, then without -v, boot high sierra disk. i can't boot. 

 

i see this " +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ "line with apple logo.

 

if -v option, i can boot. strange.

 

 

EDIT1.

i used r4232 version before. there is no problem. i followed same above written process. in syscl's method, kext inject management just located in options.

syscl's kext inject management is perfect working. i tested it.

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On my Skylake rig, if i highlight Sierra drive, press spacebar, select verbose -v then boot macOS with selected options the machine boots like its missing EmuVariableUEFI (Yes i have it) as when the OS loads i have no graphics acceleration etc.. I take it this isn't by design?

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@Matgen84,

 

I have a feeling the problem might be due to the XCODE toolchain used to compile Clover.  

 

Can you try booting with the attached r4243 compiled with GCC5.3 in Linux Mint 18.1?

 

As another test, can you also try r4238 with @cecekpawon's changes from post#14767?

Hi @fusion71au

 

r4243 compiled with GCC53--------->graphics issue on a part of Clover menu GUI

r4238 patched------------------------->kextd stall AppleACPICPU. Bad getOSVersion: 10.12 instead of 10.13 when booting from High Sierra USB pen drive and Sierra HDD connected

 

I do not have any luck at the moment  :)

 

Edit!  test with release Clover r4233 on SourceForge. Boot from USB 10.13 with HDD Sierra connected:

 

Bad getOSversion : 10.12 instead of 10.13 ----- Other folder inject 3 times. Don't see 10.13 folder for injection. See attached file

preboot_Cloverr4233_USB+HDD-connected.log.zip

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All Clover versions will not load kexts from 10.13 if the system reported 10.12.

// version in boot.efi appears as "Mac OS X 10.?"

I  have "getOS 10.12" when I boot from USB 10.13 with HDD 10.12 connected to my system. Why?

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Thank you Slice for your answer

for my unsupported CPU (Xeon 2696 V4) best clover release are 4184 and 4210. Now I am using 4210

with 4220 in my case performances are low because a previously working patch useful for people like me with EIST enabled on BIOS is not working in 4220

with 4233, with more ssd disk attache with different rev of high sierra I have a very weird behavior in useful function (kext management).

In my case, in it I can see many duplicates of same kext

4233 also produce some randomly reboot if I use High Sierra after using Windows 10

 

Commit 4185 already reverted to the state of 4184.

Check latest Clover and provide debug.log.

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Hello guys, good morning.

 

It's still necessary use the "NTFS.efi" at drivers64UEFI folder in dual-boot UEFI systems? It's a mandatory, to be more specific?

 

Thanks  :)

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      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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