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Hi guys, this thread is to show you a new and open source app, created by me, that I called TINU:
The name means: TINU Is Not #####, the U refers to a popular software that is used to create Mac OS hackintosh installers (that for good reasons is banned on this forum), but the aim of the name is to explain that this app is a totally different thing from that software and works in a totally different way.
This app basically is a graphical interface for the createinstallmedia executable that is inside the Mac OS installer apps, it is capable to create a Mac OS installer on a drive completely vanilla like what you do using the command line method, and also this method is recommended by apple itself.
Allows you to create easily a macOS install media without messing around with command line stuff and without using disk utility, all you need to do is use the app and then install clover on the usb drive once TINU has finished or leave it as is you want to use it on a Mac.
- Simple to use UI that allows you to easily start the macOS install media creation process - It can work with every Mac OS installer app that has the createinstallmedia executable inside of it's resources folder (including also beta and newly released installers) - You can use any drive or partition you want that can be erased and is at least 7 GB of size - Works on Mac OS recovery, so you can create a macOS install media from a bootable macOS installer or from the macOs recovery - All vanilla, the macOS install medias created with this tool are 100% vanilla, just like you created them using the command line "createinstallmedia" method - Open source, you will know what this program does on your computer and also you can create your own version by downloading and playing with the source code - Does not requires to do anything of special first, just open the program - No need to go in disk utility first, TINU can format your drive for you - Uses recent and more modern APIs and SDKs and Swift 3 language - Transparent graphics style available (use alt + s on the keyboard or View->Use transparent style) - Works using the latest versions of macOS and will also support newer Mac installers out of the box without needing for an update Features that I'd like to add in the future: - Advanced section, to customize your macOS install media - Installer customization: Kernelcache/prelinkedknerel and boot files replacement (a feature that can be handy while dealing with old Macs or with beta installers when you need to mod or change the boot files some times) - Install clover and configure clover - Install kexts inside the kexts folder of clover - Clover drivers customization - Use custom dsdt in clover - integrated pre-made clover config templates database from a remote and open repository - Support for other languages, at least Italian Rquirements: - A computer that runs Mac OS X Yosemite or a more recent version (Mac OS X El Capitan is required to use TINU in a macOS recovery or installer) - A drive or a free partition of at least 7 GB that you want to turn into a macOS/Mac OS X installer - A copy of a macOS/Mac OS X installer app (Maveriks or newer versions are supported) in the /Applications folder or in the root of any storage drive in your machine (excepted the drive or volume you want to turn into your macOS install media) Note that this app is under the GNU GPL v3 license so any reuse of the source code must follow the license's terms TINU 1.1 Stable release: - Download available here: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/releases - Source code: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU TINU 2.0 pre-release: - Source code: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/tree/development - Download available here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/nvzss51qcieynve/TINU.zip Frequently asked questions about TINU: https://github.com/ITzTravelInTime/TINU/wiki/FAQs NOTE: if you have problems with your USB installer of 10.13.4 or newer version not being detected by clover you have to use the latest clover and if it still does not detectets your usb installer you have to remove the invivible file called .IAPhysicalMedia located into the root of the usb installer. This issue is caused by a changement in the apple's createinstallmedia, don't blame TINU for that, tinu does only uses the installer creation method from apple, which has been changed, causing this problem for hackintosh users, this issue should be resolved in the latest versions of clover which will no longer require that you do changements to let your usb dive to be detected, a setting to do this fix automatically in tinu is also comeing in a new pre-release of TINU 2 I leave also some screenshots as well
I'm Kris! I hope my topic is in a good section.
I am asking you guys for help in this difficult hackintosh problem.
For a very long time I tried to solve it myself but I have no idea how I can solve this problem.
Description of the problem
My problem is that I do not have access to any apple service. I am unable to log into the App Store using my Apple ID. I am unable to log into iCloud account in system preferences. iMessage and Facetime also do not work. Messages that I get when I try to log in: "An error occurred during activation. Try again"
in iMessage: "An error occurred during activation. Try again"
in App Store: "This device or computer can not be verified. Contact the support department for help"
in Face Time: "There was an error during activation. Try again"
In summary, I am unable to log in to any apple network service.
Motherboard: Acer MG43M
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7600 3.06GHz
Graphic card: Gigabyte GeForce 9600GT 515MB
Wi-fi: TP-LINK TL-WN881ND
Ethernet: (not supported)
Audio: (rather, it is not needed here)
My config.plist: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1vlYJC329sz6yuTwFr-k0fOs3rfhKeI6l
MB: Asus X99 A-II
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3200C16D-32GVK (3200MHz, 4x 16GB DIMMs, so Total 64GB) in quad-channel configuration.
CPU: i7 6800k @4.0Ghz
GPUs: GTX 1080 Ti and GTX 1060 3GB
(each one a monitor, because I can't get DVI to run parallel with DP on the 1080Ti, and my second monitor only has DVI/VGA)
OS: High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88) / Clover revision: 4392
I occasionally have system crashes and suspect that it is related to RAM. However, this RAM is completely new, and a run with MemTest86+ from the USB stick showed no errors. However, if I use Memtest on MacOS, I get a bunch of error messages, but sometimes none (I restart the computer between tests).
As I just discovered, my RAM is not on the recommended vendor list of my motherboard, nor is it on the manufacturer side of the RAM. I have read several times that the RAM may not have been tested by the manufacturer on this platform. Not a single X99 motherboard is listed for this RAM.
So I also suspect that my RAM is not compatible.
But if that were the case, how could it sometimes work completely error-free?
During RAM tests in summer 2017 (a slightly different setup, 4x8GB but still G.Skill Ripjaws V) I had no errors at Memtest under MacOS, if I remember correctly. At that time it ran under Sierra 10.12.6. AptioMemoryFix.efi could also cause problems.
I am appreciative for any help!
Here is an excerpt from a faulty test.
It is noticeable that it is always the same address during the test, but a different one after each test.
Memtest version 4.22 (64-bit) Copyright (C) 2004 Charles Cazabon Copyright (C) 2004-2008 Tony Scaminaci (Macintosh port) Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2 only Mac OS X 10.13.2 (17C88) running in multiuser mode Memory Page Size: 4096 System has 12 Intel core(s) with SSE Requested memory: 57232MB (60012990464 bytes) Available memory: 57232MB (60012990464 bytes) Allocated memory: 57232MB (60012990464 bytes) at local address 0x00000001033e1000 Attempting memory lock... locked successfully Partitioning memory into 2 comparison buffers... Buffer A: 28616MB (30006495232 bytes) starts at local address 0x00000001033e1000 Buffer B: 28616MB (30006495232 bytes) starts at local address 0x00000007ffc4d800 Running 1 test sequence... (CTRL-C to quit) Test sequence 1 of 1: Running tests on full 57232MB region... Stuck Address : ok Linear PRN : testing 7 of 16 FAILURE! Data mismatch at local address 0x0000000e88133d30 Expected Data: 0xc4c340079ac9a645, Actual Data: 0xc4c3400788468846 Running comparison tests using 28616MB buffers... Random Value : ok Compare XOR : ok Compare SUB : ok Compare MUL : ok Compare DIV : ok Compare OR : ok Compare AND : ok Sequential Increment: ok Solid Bits : ok Block Sequential : testing 80 of 256 FAILURE! Data mismatch at local BUFA address 0x000000078b8c7530, BUFB address 0x0000000e88133d30 BUFA Data: 0x4f4f4f4f4f4f4f4f, BUFB Data: 0x4f4f4f4f88468846 Checkerboard : testing 3 of 64 FAILURE! Data mismatch at local BUFA address 0x000000078b8c7530, BUFB address 0x0000000e88133d30 BUFA Data: 0x5555555555555555, BUFB Data: 0x5555555588468846 Bit Spread : testing 1 of 128 FAILURE! Data mismatch at local BUFA address 0x000000078b8c7530, BUFB address 0x0000000e88133d30 BUFA Data: 0x0000000000000005, BUFB Data: 0x0000000088468846 Bit Flip : testing 74 of 512 FAILURE! Data mismatch at local BUFA address 0x000000078b8c7530, BUFB address 0x0000000e88133d30 BUFA Data: 0x0000000000000200, BUFB Data: 0x0000000088468846 Walking Ones : testing 40 of 128 Clover Files attached
Hello. I am trying to install 10.13.4 to Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB. I have already well working on same drive 250 GB 10.13.2. Installation starting, I see progress bar, next as usual restarting and coninuing installation. And in one minute (estimated time still did not appear) I have this error...
Mac OS could not be installed on your computer
Unable to complete operation (if I've translated correctly). (com.apple.osinstall, error -3)
I've attached original log file I've saved from there and also attaching it into the spoiler below, screen photo is under the spoiler. Have no idea what it could be, apfs.efi is latest version for 10.13.4, fakesmc is latest, other clover files and config are just the same as on working 10.13.2, clover version latest 4439 (10.13.2 loading well from this efi also). Please help, anybody know what it can be?
Installer Log 04-08-18.txt