I have been trying to get my "old" computer running completely on Sierra for a few weeks now (before Christmas). I had been on Snow Leopard for 6 or 7 years. Was a fast setup then. Will build new rig in next couple months... anyhow.
I have a stable running Sierra. No freezes, have internet, sound, video. Have 2 issues main issues;
Issue 1 - Clover cannot detect Windows 10. Clover cannot auto-boot.
> Sierra is on SSD > Windows 10 & Snow Leopard are on different partitions of WD 2TB HDD
> Connected to Intel SATA 0, 1, 2, 3 slots
> Upon boot, Clover only displays the 2 apple drives; OS X Sierra & Recovery (does not auto boot)
> Here's the strange thing. When I navigate to EXIT CLOVER, Clover resets/refreshes/reboots. Now it can see all the attached drives.
> From here, I can select Windows or Sierra. Not the best experience.
Issue 2 - OS X does not shut down.
> So many people that have this issue. On Shutdown, screen goes black, systems just hangs.
What I've tried.
> Pressing F2 at First Clover boot (the 2 drives) and also on second iteration (all drives displaying). This shows the preboot.log. Seems the first time, Scanning doesn't work for some reason.
> I have attached preboot1 and reboot 2 for context.
> Clover Configurator - I have selected FixShutdown and Halt Enabler in ACPI. Doesn't do anything for Shutdown.
> Scan is set to Legacy. Timeout set to 3 seconds.
> DefaultBootVolume set to LastBootedVolume
1. 2 screens; Volumes from Finder / the 2 screens from Clover.
2. preboot logs
So many thanks for anyone willing to take a look and help me troubleshoot. Been tinkering over 2 weeks now.
I am running El Capitan using clover on HP Laptop (Intel Core i5 CPU 4210U, HD4400, SSD 480GB) i want to install Windows 10 on my MS-DOS (FAT) partition for dual boot. I boot windows 10 using UEFI and at formatting Win Partition it does not give me next option to install window then i used these codes to format it into ntfs using Command prompt on windows installation,
select disk 0
select partition x (x is the partition for Windows)
format fs=ntfs label="Windows" quick
But after using these codes when i enter to select partition for Win10 installation it shows me partition as "System" and unable to format it. Any further guide to sort it out. Thank You for your consideration.
Update: Despite 99% of the research I did suggesting the cause was a corrupt boot sector/MBR, the issue appears to be isolated to my Clover boot loader because upon attempting to boot with a Chimera USB Win 7 booted perfectly fine.
Background: I have a machine that was previously dual booting legacy El Capitan and Windows 7 off of the same drive on a non-UEFI board.
Issue: When I try to boot the Win 7 entry through Clover I get a "Disk Read Error".
Possible causes: The El Capitan install is a recent fresh replacement of the Mavericks install. I will try to retrace my steps that may have caused this but the troubleshooting took place about a month ago and was a lengthy process.
1. If I recall correctly, upon first installing the new El Capitan, Clover was not loading off the drive and instead I was getting a Windows boot menu. To remedy this I think I had to switch the Boot0 to AF or SS. After that I can say with certainty the system was booting both OSs fine.
2. Then there was an issue at some point where the EFI was improperly formatted as HFSJ so I had to set it back to FAT32 and I think at this point the dual booting was still in tact.
3. At a later point I tried to format the EFI again in order to troubleshoot another issue but accidentally improperly formatted it. In order to fix that I found a post on Stack Exchange that detailed out to swap the EFI out from starting to ending byte with the EFI from my boot USB.
4. I reset my BIOS to factory defaults.
These are the possible things that may have caused this issue but I'm not sure.
• Is my boot partition damaged?
• Is there BIOS or Clover setting causing this issue?
• Is there a possible way to examine the boot partition or see a detailed log that may hint at what is causing the "Disk Read Error"?
• Is there any possible way I can repair this with out having to install both OSs from scratch?
For the last couple weeks I have been trying to find the "perfect" guide to dual-boot. I came across with SO many methods (tonymac,niresh,myhack,iAtkos,and about 100 000 other methods) that I'm very confused.
Here is my problem: I'd like to dual-boot windows and mavericks on the same drive, but from what I read during my researches, they mentioned multiple times reinstalling Windows. So I'd like to know if there is any way to do this without losing my data or if there's not and then I have to backup all my system.
I have mavericks running smoothly in vmware workstation 10 if that's of any use.
My computer specs are the following:
OS name Microsoft Windows 8.1 Version 6.3.9600 Compilation 9600 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Model X55A x64-based PC SKU system ASUS-NotebookSKU Processor Intel® Pentium® CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 2 cores, 2 logic processors Date/Bios version American Megatrends Inc. X55A.415, 09/11/2012 SMBIOS 2.7 BIOS mode UEFI
If you could me to a guide telling what to do after the USB creation, I would appreciate.
Thanks in advance!
ps: sorry if I'm on the wrong section and sorry for bad english :s