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You need lilu and whatevergreen (and appleALC if you want HDMI audio) in /Efi/Oz/Darwin/Extensions/Common on disk0. Copy the defaults.plist from IronManJFF on page 166, update it with your serial number and baseboard serial, and save to /Efi/Oz on disk0. Boot your system and spam F12 to bring up the boot select menu. Once it's up, press Command+Option+P+R. This will reset your NVRAM values and load the options defined in the defaults.plist file in the /EFI/Oz folder on disk0. After reboot you should, in theory, be able to boot from your local disk as well as your Mojave installer USB. 

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1 hour ago, jcarnell said:

@pkatzman

 

You need lilu and whatevergreen (and appleALC if you want HDMI audio) in /Efi/Oz/Darwin/Extensions/Common on disk0. Copy the defaults.plist from IronManJFF on page 166, update it with your serial number and baseboard serial, and save to /Efi/Oz on disk0. Boot your system and spam F12 to bring up the boot select menu. Once it's up, press Command+Option+P+R. This will reset your NVRAM values and load the options defined in the defaults.plist file in the /EFI/Oz folder on disk0. After reboot you should, in theory, be able to boot from your local disk as well as your Mojave installer USB. 


Ok thanks. And I need to do this on my new drive that I’ve installed High Sierra or Mojave to, correct? And these extensions are probably somewhere in this thread I’m guessing. I’ve got a little hunting to don

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I take it all back. Something has happened, and for some reason I am no longer able to boot to my high sierra drive, the clone I made of it, or my USB HS/Mojave installer. Crossed out circle. Have verified the suggested kexts are still on the EFI partition of both my boot drive and its clone, but no luck. Very frustrating. 
 

EDIT: Sometimes I don’t get the crossed out circle, just a black screen, and others I get a big text crawl that hangs in various places. 

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Make sure you're Defaults.plist is on the drive connected to SATA0,0, same with Lilu and plug-ins.

Then Command-Option-P-R to reset nvram.

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On 2/11/2020 at 8:28 AM, pkatzman said:

Having some issues, though. I've tried two methods: 1) createinstallmedia to put HS or Mojave on a flash drive, boot from that on AOS mobo and install to SSD, and 2)boot from USB installer on a 2018 macbook pro, install to SSD in USB caddy, then put SSD into AOS rig. 

 

What worked for me was to run the OS installer from the Applications folder of the boot Mac* (I had it copied elsewhere as well in case it self-deleted) and choose the attached SSD as the target disk. The Mac then booted to the new install and I created an admin user.

 

I then removed all the other drives from the QUO and attached the SSD to SATA 0, and a thumb drive with the XMAX-E ROM in one of the USB ports, and rebooted to the UEFI GUI interface (hold down DEL). Then I used the Q-Flash utility to flash the new ROM, which also created the correct file structure on the SSD in the EFI partition.

 

I then removed the SSD from the QUO, put it back on the Mac, and copied over the KernextPatch.plist and defaults.plist into the proper location.**

 

On 2/11/2020 at 8:28 AM, pkatzman said:

I believe I've got a signature built now

 

I took a look and you've got this:

 

GPU: GTX 760

 

Part of your problem may be that Mojave and Catalina do not work with Nvidia GPU (that's why QUO mobo integrated graphics also won't work).   

 

You probably need to buy a Radeon card. There are assorted lists out there of what works. I have Radeon Vega 56, a cheaper option is RX580, and there are others that work.

 

On 2/11/2020 at 8:28 AM, pkatzman said:

I'm guessing this has something to do with my system profile (on my last working setup) being MacPro 3,1 still. What's unclear to me is how to change this

 

The mac type is defined in the defaults.plist file.

 

On 2/11/2020 at 2:20 PM, jcarnell said:

Copy the defaults.plist from IronManJFF on page 166, update it with your serial number and baseboard serial, and save to /Efi/Oz on disk0.

 

BE CAREFUL with the defaults.plist on page 166 -- the forum software inserts weird invisible characters so you can't just copy and paste, it won't work. Copy it then paste it into a text editor (e.g. BBEdit in free mode) and clean up any spurious invisibles before saving it.

 

Search out a tutorial on how to use Clover Configurator to create  the serial number and baseboard serial he refers to. You may be able to use the ones you already have, but I didn't know if the serial number I had for my macpro3,1 would work for an imac13,2, so I generated new ones.

 

- - -

 

* In other words NOT booting from the USB drive, booting from the Mac itself. Also, I connected the external drive with the SSD in it directly to a Mac USB port, not through a hub. On my macbookpro9,2 it didn't work unliess connected directly.

 

** Like this:

/EFI  ← This is a separate partition, not the Efi folder on your boot drive you may have left over

    /Efi
        /Oz  ← This will probably eventually be joined by an /APPLE directory
        KernextPatcher.plist   ← May be optional, @IronManJFF put basic functionality into ROM
                /Acpi
                   /Dump
                   /Load
           /Darwin
                /Extensions
                   /Common  ← Put Lilu.kext & Whatevergreen.kext here if needed***
           defaults.plist   ← Declare Mac type here and add generated s/n.

 

*** So far I have not needed them with my Vega 56 GPU since HDMI sound is working on my "clean" SSD install. That may change because my working install is having problems.

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@valiant, and Everyone!!!

 

[NOTE:]

 

The GTX-760 is Kepler!  It IS NATIVE to MacOS AND WILL work in Catalina.

 

Only Maxwell and Pascal Cards WILL NOT work in Mojave and Catalina!

Maxwell and Pascal Cards MUST have NVIDIA Web Drivers.

 

[Card Types Follow:]

 

Maxwell:  GTX-750TI SC/8x0/9x0 Cards

 

Pascal:  GTX-10x0 Cards

 

Turing:  GTX-16x0/RTX-20x0 Cards

 

[NOTE 2:]  Turing Cards WILL NEVER work in ANY MacOS.

 

 

TimeLord04

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I did not know that, thanks.

 

Although the first hit I got searching on Kepler and Mojave included this caveat:

 

 

- Kepler NVIDIA GPUs (GT 640/740, GTX 670/680/780, Quadro K5000) note:
 

If you have a supported NVIDIA Kepler GPU like GTX 680 Mac Edition card, GTX 680 flashed with the Mac Edition firmware, GT 640/740, GTX 670/770/780 or a Quadro K5000 you can't do a USB clean install with it at the moment. The USB installer don't detect that the GPU is a Metal supported card and don't continue the install, it's a bug with Nvidia Kepler GPUs.

 

To do a clean install, do from macOS with two drives - just select your empty one when doing the install.

 

So it looks like it's not quite as straightforward as with a Radeon card.

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Hi!

 

Is there any way of completely deactivating/delete the Ozmosis bootloader from the bios, I just want to use Clover for my old Z77MX-QUO-AOS build. I tried to deactivate Ozmosis with ESC during boot (screen was red) but still can't boot the MacOS Catalina installation with Clover bootloader. I flashed the Z77MXQUOAOS.H2O.167X-XMAX-E.ROM before trying to get Catalina installed. I'm using only integrated HD4000 graphics of the i7-3770k CPU, maybe that's a problem?

 

Thanks in advance for your advice

6rollo6

 

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6 hours ago, jcarnell said:

@TimeLord04

 

I replaced my “compatible” Kepler GTX660ti with an RX580 due to graphical glitches on the former even though the nVidia card technically worked.

In the ability to keep 'more current' than High Sierra, AND still contribute to my Number Crunching Project - SETI@Home,

I WILL be saving for a MacVidCards' Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX-580 8GB Card.  ($349 - USD.)  Due to other priorities,

and limited income, I'm stuck with High Sierra and my current Cards, (in Signature), and CANNOT Upgrade at this time.

 

I hated the 'War' between NVIDIA and Apple, and wish that NVIDIA could have released Web Drivers for Mojave.

Well, that's NEVER happening, they've published it to be so...  So, now I save my money for my RX-580 for my

Hackintosh.  IF I can swing it, I will also get a Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX-580 for the Mac Pro in my Sig.

 

For now, I need to be satisfied that my Systems work, and perform as expected with NVIDIA Cards.

 

I'm NOT trying to swing votes one way or another.  Just stating Fact that the GTX-760, (Kepler), Card

IS NATIVE to MacOS and runs in Mojave and Catalina.  You state that your Kepler 660TI gave you issues,

I accept that, no hardware is perfect, and Apple Drivers are FAR from perfect.

 

Good Luck to all with whatever choices are made for each individual and each individuals' Systems.

 

 

God Bless,

 

 

TimeLord04

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So i haven't been talking about my build for a while, because I've been trying to get my main user account working properly, and this involves backing up a couple of large hard drives, so everything takes at least a day.

 

By the way, other than that, the QUO + Vega 56 is running like a top. Smooth, faster than my laptop, everything works, including sleeping to the point the fans turn off*, then waking from sleep.

 

THANK YOU THANK YOU thank you so much for all the help I've gotten here making that happen.

 

But...

 

That's all only true for the clean reference install, not Mojave-over-Yosemite.

 

Using Migration Assistant I migrated the applications, then the user accounts one by one from the backup, testing them each time to make sure I got HDMI sound and that the display weirdness (black tabs that display blocky tearing when you pass the mouse pointer over them) wasn't happening.

 

I got the accounts transferred over properly (I think...), then transferred the Other Files category last. For some reason, that reintroduced the sound and video problems, so I had to reformat the boot fusion drive and do it all again. Each of those loops took 4 days. The fusion drive is currently backing up (Carbon Copy Cloner has been running for 42 hours and is still not done (USB3 external is so much slower than SATA internal)). So for my last 8 or 9 days I've basically just been watching assorted progress bars crawl by.

 

In anticipation of troublehshooting:

 

I would like to know if there's some way to make a list of everything installed in the System & Library of a successful install, then compare it to the problem install (if it is a problem this time - I'm going to leave out the Others category to do by hand). That way maybe I can isolate what's causing the problem. I assume I have some video driver conflict, but I don't know how to find it.

 

How can I do that?

 

Thanks.

 

* I bought some Bitfenix ASUS Aura RGB fans on sale, with a controller. They work just fine as PWM fans run off the motherboard headers, but as soon as I plug in the RGB controller they ramp up to full speed - it seems like the controller overrides the PWM. I have had no luck even finding a forum to discuss that sort of problem, but in all fairness I don't think it's a hackintosh thing, I think it's an RGB-with-Z77 thing. Google has not been my friend, yet. If anyone else has experience with -that- sort of thing, I'm all ears.

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23 hours ago, 6rollo6 said:

Hi!

 

Is there any way of completely deactivating/delete the Ozmosis bootloader from the bios, I just want to use Clover for my old Z77MX-QUO-AOS build. I tried to deactivate Ozmosis with ESC during boot (screen was red) but still can't boot the MacOS Catalina installation with Clover bootloader. I flashed the Z77MXQUOAOS.H2O.167X-XMAX-E.ROM before trying to get Catalina installed. I'm using only integrated HD4000 graphics of the i7-3770k CPU, maybe that's a problem?

 

Thanks in advance for your advice

6rollo6

 

 

Flash back to original firmware before using Clover...the link is on the wiki http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Z77MX-QUO-AOS

 

But if you want Catalina with Ozmosis ..you might want to check this first .. 

 

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On 2/13/2020 at 10:29 PM, valiant said:

** Like this:

/EFI  ← This is a separate partition, not the Efi folder on your boot drive you may have left over

    /Efi
        /Oz  ← This will probably eventually be joined by an /APPLE directory
        KernextPatcher.plist   ← May be optional, @IronManJFF put basic functionality into ROM
                /Acpi
                   /Dump
                   /Load
           /Darwin
                /Extensions
                   /Common  ← Put Lilu.kext & Whatevergreen.kext here if needed***
           defaults.plist   ← Declare Mac type here and add generated s/n.

 

To be clear, if you want to override KernextPatcher.plist or DBounce.plist they go into /EFI  not /EFI/Oz

/EFI  ← This is a separate partition, not the Efi folder on your boot drive you may have left over
    /Efi
        KernextPatcher.plist, DBounce.plist   ← May be optional, @IronManJFF put basic functionality into ROM
        /Oz  ← This will probably eventually be joined by an /APPLE directory
           Defaults.plist   ← Declare Mac type here and add generated s/n.
           /Acpi
              /Dump
              /Load
           /Darwin
              /Extensions
                /Common  ← Put Lilu.kext & Whatevergreen.kext here if needed***

 

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12 hours ago, IronManJFF said:

 

Flash back to original firmware before using Clover...the link is on the wiki http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Z77MX-QUO-AOS

 

Oh it's that easy? :lol: I didn't remember there was a original firmware for the QUO-AOS board without the Ozmosis component, well it's already long time ago I purchased the board...

I guess flashing any of the two versions F2N or F3A would be OK or what would you recommend? Thank you very much for your help, it's well appreciated!

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Either works or you can invoke the backup firmware (F2N) ...

 

To invoke the board's Backup Firmware (in case you brick it while flashing BIOS)

Method #1
Turn off power via AC main switch on PSU.
Press and hold the ATX power switch then switch the PSU back on while still holding ATX power switch.
Hold the power button until the PC starts and shuts down again.
Release the ATX Power switch, wait 5 secs and press it again.
Backup Firmware should kick in. If not, repeat.

Method #2
1. Shut your PC down 
2. Hold the power AND the reset button for about 10 sec, then release. 
3. Backup BIOS should kick in anytime soon now.

 

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On 2/15/2020 at 11:17 AM, IronManJFF said:

To be clear, if you want to override KernextPatcher.plist or DBounce.plist they go into /EFI  not /EFI/Oz

 

Ah, yes, it wasn't as clear as it could be, was it.

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Well, I confirmed that it was something in the Other Files category that caused the audio and video glitches. No idea what, but at this point it's easier to re-register apps than to troubleshoot my Mojave-over-Yosemite install. It seems that somewhere in the Other Files category are also the licensing files for my registered software.

 

To be clear, this is a -me- problem -- there's no reason to believe anyone else would have the same problems installing Mojave over a working Yosemite install. I just recommend to anyone doing so that they have a good solid backup in place.

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Here's a weird one.

 

In the Finder you can choose to view networked volumes in the sidebar (turn it on in Finder Prefs  -> Sidebar -> Locations -> Connected Servers).

 

On my MacBook Pro, it works what I consider to be normally -- the other Macs on my network that have sharing turned on show up individually in the sidebar of the Finder as something I can click on and mount. As you can see, the Finder sidebar shows both the Network and the two other Macs on the network.

 

View from laptop

laptop-network-view.jpg.ab18785468e81ed46a9d241ef5096d61.jpg

 

However, on the Quo Mojave working install (Mojave over Yosemite) of my primary user account, that does not happen. No sign of networked Macs in the sidebar. However, if I set my Finder prefs to show the host computer (Finder Prefs -> Sidebar -> Locations -> 'Macname'), if I click on that then there's a list of the mounted volumes, and the Network one as well. But if I select that, it displays nothing, i.e. no Macs on the network.

 

View from Quo primary user

quo-main-user.jpg.8ec4696d5425516f74eb97faaa6a6a43.jpg

 

That is weird enough, but there's more...

 

If I change to a different user (not a reboot, just Fast User Switching) then the Network shows up in the sidebar, it lists the available Macs on the network, and I can log into accounts on there.

 

View from Quo admin user

quo-other-user.jpg.6da4fa1dd62f0af88df747cc7a04dd6d.jpg

 

Another thing that has me puzzled is the reference boot drive also does not show the actual volumes in the sidebar, just the Network link. That is different behaviour from the laptop.

 

View from vanilla boot

quo-vanilla-install.png.b14b29bfa74115d3327e44b9f2084661.png

 

I'd like to get this working - I use CCC to back up over the network, but if I can't mount remote Macs, I can't back up to them.

 

Any ideas of how to fix this? Specifically how to get networked Macs to be seen in the Finder so I can back up to them?

 

Thanks.

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Do this for each user that experience issue

Check Finder preferences

  1. In the Finder 937fa92677a2c49a18fa81070e5d8419.png on your Mac, choose Finder > Preferences.

  2. Click General, then make sure the “Connected servers” checkbox is selected.

  3. Click Sidebar, then make sure the “Connected servers” checkbox is selected.

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I made progress (firmware & config)  ....more to come...

Spoiler

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Issues:

Not reading fan sensors ...  Fixed HW Monitor is not compatible with VirtualSMC using HWMonitorSMC read sensors correctly

Black screen on cold boot in Mojave 10.14.6 ( restart or logon/loggof using screen sharing fixes it ?!? )

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