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New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

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Nope, pretty sure Windows was installed in UEFI mode - actually, 100% sure. I took extra care about that. Confirmation comes via the BIOS: With "UEFI only" for boot options, I get Windows Bootloader in the BIOS.

 

I issued the command but I could not reboot until now. Going to reboot and then I comeback and report.


K, that did the trick - it is now sticking. No idea why it did not before. BUT... when I press F12, the order is still the old one and not same as in the BIOS, but this is now not worrying for me.

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On StartupDisk PreferencePane, if Windows was installed in UEFI mode, scroll till you find it...

For F12 boot order blame Gigabyte/AMI, I guess is your first Gigabyte UEFI board...

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Does anybody know how you get the EFI partition to show in the finder with the boot plist? I'm thinking to change my smbios, but it's a hell to do via the terminal.

 

 

Still need Terminal but once done you can use Disk Utility to mount it.

 

http://macs.about.com/od/usingyourmac/qt/Enable-Disk-Utilitys-Debug-Menu.htm

 

Alternatively one extra command in Terminal when mounted in Terminal it shows up in Finder automatically.

 

 

mkdir /tmp/efi
sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1 /tmp/efi

 

If not the first disk in the system then you change the disk0s1 to the correct number diskutil list will give you the output needed.

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Is there a way to find out with boot plist the system is using? And there is a EFI-partition with Microsoft Windows data on it. Is it fair to assume that that EFI portion is used by the bios, as the computer always boots in Windows first? If I want to assess Mac OS X I need to manually select the OS X SSD in the bios. 

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Is there a way to find out with boot plist the system is using? And there is a EFI-partition with Microsoft Windows data on it. Is it fair to assume that that EFI portion is used by the bios, as the computer always boots in Windows first? If I want to assess Mac OS X I need to manually select the OS X SSD in the bios. 

 

 

The Ozmosis loader uses the first FAT formatted partition in the system it finds for its files and loading them this is as seen by it as to the order of the drives in the system according to the BIOS. To boot OSX in this situation by default either choose the EDK shell using the F12 menu the last one in the list (only real one there) then bcfg mv 3 0 to move the third option to the first in the boot listing I think is the command or in OSX System Preferences -> Startup Disk choosing the OSX install there and rebooting will make it default. Oh and the DPCI Manager gives you a log viewer in its Misc option I believe it is this will show you what was used/disk it was loaded from. Another idea bcfg boot dump I think is the command to get listing of the boot order according to it if my memory serves me well, which a quick Google on it shows me it does.

 

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface

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There are 2 situations, pre 1479 and after.

Before using AppleHda SPDIF was working but with no encoded digital

With latest BIOS you do not have to do anything for audio, everything works OOTB, but you have to care a bit and read this topic to find that...

King I have problems with 1479 and HDMI audio over internal graphics card. It works with 849 bios by default, but it doesn't with 1479.I tried disable/enable Voodoo in nvram, but it still doesn't work. If I reflash back to 849 HDMI works. Any input?

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King I have problems with 1479 and HDMI audio over internal graphics card. It works with 849 bios by default, but it doesn't with 1479.I tried disable/enable Voodoo in nvram, but it still doesn't work. If I reflash back to 849 HDMI works. Any input?

For IGPU HDMI/DP audio internal VoodooHda must be disabled by NVRAM command as explained earlier.

After this AppleHDA must be patched as with 894 BIOS ONLY if is original, using package or manual commands.

If you do exactly like this, you will have everything working.

If works with 894, then you didn't disabled proper VoodooHda, and I can't know for sure w/o any kind of dump.

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Hi all,

 

I updated my QUO motherboard to the latest BIOS.

But still no luck. I can't use two monitors on the same card nor two graphic cards.

Is there a manual somewhere on these bios and how they work ?

I'm not talking about the changelog.

 

Since I upgraded, it's even worth, the BIOS won't save any setting I change...

 

I don't mind reading a lot of documentation but please could someone point me to this documentation ? 

I'm lost.

 

Thanks

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@bunbury. I would burn in the BIOS again if you can't save changes. Until you have that working as designed, you can't rely on anything else. This may be no help at all, but with BIOS 1479 and all the defaults, I run 2 screens using the 2 DVI connectors on a Sapphire 5770 Vapor-X.

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@bunbury. I would burn in the BIOS again if you can't save changes. Until you have that working as designed, you can't rely on anything else. This may be no help at all, but with BIOS 1479 and all the defaults, I run 2 screens using the 2 DVI connectors on a Sapphire 5770 Vapor-X.

 

Ok I finally burnt it correctly (I don't know what went wrong but now it's working.

How do you run 2 screens ? Did you do something in particular ?

When I boot I have the Bios on both screens, the Apple logo on both screens but then one disappears before the login screen.

Any idea ?

You can start reading this topic and http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/forum/484-ozmosis/, there is no other documentation.

 

Thanks. But this is for uploading kext in the bios part and have them used by the ozmosis boot loader (in H3B)

So ok it's useful but that does not really help me.

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Thanks. But this is for uploading kext in the bios part and have them used by the ozmosis boot loader (in H3B)

So ok it's useful but that does not really help me.

That proves you only read the first post...

Who will bother to read will have something to learn.

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Ok I finally burnt it correctly (I don't know what went wrong but now it's working.

How do you run 2 screens ? Did you do something in particular ?

When I boot I have the Bios on both screens, the Apple logo on both screens but then one disappears before the login screen.

Any idea ?

all the BIOS settings are defaults I think, both screens using DVI to DVI, no adaptors.

 

As TheKing says, if you read through the ozmosis thread, there is stuff about changing the default framebuffer in the BIOS or by settings in nvram. You may also find some help over on netkas's forum.

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QUO Board & Filevault : anyone using it, is it safe to turn on ? I've read that Clover and Chimera cannot handle it .. does the same hold true for Ozmosis ?

 

Another question : Could one use any other Ivy Bridge CPU like a i3 or Pentium with the QUO board ? I have a spare QUO board and am wondering if I could theritically use it by adding a few low cost components

 

Thanks

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If the power management is not functional, you can rebuilt the kext cache with the following commands:

kextcache -prelinked-kernel

kextcache -system-caches

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I've bought a QUO motherboard via Kickstarter and then other 2 for varius reasons. It's more than an year that I've 2 workings workstations and I've made a lot of money out of those. Configurations are in my signature.

I work as DataWrangler shooting HD/4K/6K RAW files with cinema cameras and I've try to use hackintosh instead of regular Apple machine for years before QUO and I never been able to confiugure a valid computer using a bootloader to run OSX. I just need it very stable, I don't care about iMessage or iWhatever but there's no room for mistakes or downtimes on my job.

 

I need to offload up to 2/3TB a day from SSD cards up to 512GB as fast as possible (eSata/USB3/TB/miniSAS via TB readers involved), making multiple copies (with ShotPut Pro) and run DaVinci Resolve to transcode the clips to some lighter codec in AppleProRes or DNxHD MXF.

I do understand that the real benefit of the QUO motherboard is the BIOS and not the motherboard itself, that is too little for me.

 

I've bought and I'm trying to configure a new machine based on a GA-Z87X-UD7 TH with a i7-4770K and a EVGA 780 6GB because I need at least 2 PCI3 16x (GPU & RedRocket), 2 PCI 1x (WiFi & HD-SDI monitor out) and TB2 funcionality for a external RAID (as the ARECA 8050T2) but I'm far to have the time and the knowledge to do it without voldemort unstable {censored}. I don't care to reboot twice for TB but I would like avoid to have to boot in Win 8.1.

There's someone capable of write the right BIOS for this machine that what to help me? Donations are not the problem, funcionality and stability are.

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Reopened. Please do not attempt to restart the previous discussion. I have life outside of the forum, so I don't enjoy being dragged in to deal with a mountain of personal attacks disrupting a thread.

 

If you feel something is out of line, please report the post and let us handle it. Don't add fuel to the fire by replying.

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I do understand that the real benefit of the QUO motherboard is the BIOS and not the motherboard itself, that is too little for me.

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Happy to see that are users satisfied with  this board that post here. :)

As for the quoted part of your post, you are wrong, this motherboard works very easy with other boot-loaders like Chameleon/XPC/Clover.

The motherboard components works OOTB, you don't need to flash anything to get them working.

Where OZ BIOS make the difference, is that user have to do nothing else after flash then install OS and run, total n00b proof, while on other boot-loaders you have to configure long mile configs, stuff that should be boot-loader job to handle automate, at least most of it, as OZ does.

 

However making a bios for the board you asked is not as easy as making a pie, some think that slapping some file there and there will do it, they ignore/do not know about ACPI/SMBios part or other BIOS modules that are modified/patched, and a serious developer will work on board itself, not on "blind".

Since you raised the donation flag, I am pretty sure you will get some offers, just make sure you don't get half backed ;)

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But is there a need to reassure there are happy users out there? ;)

I for one, am pretty happy with my board. I had built hacks before and it was always a pain to get all the correct kexts going and every update was done without any idea if it would reboot without issues.

This board is what it is: An easy way to build a hackintosh with little or no user tweaks needed. It is just that simple.

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But is there a need to reassure there are happy users out there? ;)

I for one, am pretty happy with my board. I had built hacks before and it was always a pain to get all the correct kexts going and every update was done without any idea if it would reboot without issues.

This board is what it is: An easy way to build a hackintosh with little or no user tweaks needed. It is just that simple.

@ jaco2k

Yes, indeed, it may be useful to reaffirm that there are happy users of this board. I, for my part, have this board running happily since September 2013. I had no whatsoever experience in hackintosh before. True to say I had a long experience in building and servicing my pcs and other's but nothing with Macs. I made my first installation of OS X quite nervously, but succeeded. Small problems were solved with the help of many of the members of this forum. Since that, I upgraded to Mavericks, then to Yosemite without great problems and I am really satisfied with my computer. Since then, I continued in Hackintoshing with two Laptops. 

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Hello,

 

I'm building my first Hackintosh with this Quo mobo purchased 3 weeks ago. I took a Be Quiet Silent Base 800 case, a Corsair RM 750 power unit, an I7 3770 (not k), 2 X 8go G skill Ripjaws ram , a Thermalright CPU fan, a Radeon Sapphire HD 7950 with the bios flashed as Mac Edition, 2 X SSd Micron 256 Go: one cloned from my MacPro rev 5.1 with Yosemite, the other with Win 8, and a broadcom BCM94360 CD Wifi/Bt4.0 PCI card . For the FW 800 headers, I found an Asus P5AD2 bracket with two IEEE 1394B ports and RJ45 without use here.

It works great with sound, wifi, BT, HDMI, the only one problem was when the plastic slot of the 16 X PCI  socket went off with the graphic card when I took it out... I got a new slot on ebay, and I'll fix this problem later: 164 pins to sold on the mobo is not a funny passtime. I put the GPU in the 8X slot, and I'm not sure to see any difference with 16X ?

Now, I want to have a graphic interface for choosing the boot disk. The Quo Legacy folder downloaded contains a version of chameleon. How can I install it? I don't need any Ktext for sound or OSX install; I just need the bootmanager so I don't think that I need chameleon wizzard to do that. Thanks for any help.

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Not sure what do you want:

1. Install Chameleon boot-loader?

2. Have a GUI to chose what to boot like Chameleon have?

 

If 1, then just download latest Chameleon package installer and install, the legacy folder you got is kinda outdated...

If 2, then all you have to do is to flash latest hacked BIOS and press HOME key at boot up, or setup your Defaults.plist to enable GUI at every boot like was explained here or on Ozmosis topic.

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