A few days ago I faced a problem - installed ocquirks and it somehow breaks my prelinked kernel. System won't boot then, and I spent more than a day restoring from the netatalk backup to copy working prelinked kernel directory from the backup to the s/l
So, my question is - how to relink prelinked kernel without that? I found boot args -f UseKernelCache=No but it didn't work. I was able to boot to the recovery, if that can help.
I have been using clover to install and configuration my Hackintosh High Sierra 10.13.6. It's been a struggle and a pain. Can't restart/shutdown/wake from sleep. Random freezes. When freeze happens mouse works but in loading state. UI and open apps freeze not the mouse. I can make the apps smaller and move them.
I haven't used any DSDT nor SSDT. Tried 5 or 6 of them from others but sometimes i end up not booting. Could someone explain me do i even need them and why? Do i need DSDT or SSDT or both?
I'm going to try to install everything OpenCore. The first thing is i can't use a method that needs an internet while installing MacOS cause my ethernet/internet only works when i install MacOS. So i can't use the images i need full installation. Okay i have the full installation for 10.13.6. I need to use a version 10.13.4-6 versions cause application Sketch needs the newer one High Sierra 10.13.4++ version.
Can you tell me? Can i use same kexts from Clover on OpenCore? Secondly how can i install full USB MacOS installer? (High Sierra 10.13.6 version i have is 7gb i think thats it) Is there a version of AMDHigh Sierra version made from the community for 10.13.4++ version? If i use the normal 10.13.6 High Sierra should i use this AMD 10.13.6 Kernel when i have installed the MacOS or some other kernel that's better for my system? https://github.com/Shaneee/AMD-High-Sierra-XNU/releases Whats the best version of High Sierra to use for Ryzen and Nvidia system?
My steps so far:
Set up Catalina install USB exactly according to Plain Vanilla guide.
Disconnect my Windows drive in PC, so that only the empty Hard Drive is connected to Motherboard.
Boot to USB, select Install Catalina option. BIOS set to UEFI, Safe mode Off.
Always get stuck at the same IOconsoleUsers: GIOScreenLockState point.
Tried -radvesa, -radoff, nv-disable=0 boot options (separately), and disabling BIOS virtualization (vt-d) -> NO luck. This from the top search result https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/comments/b5a6ry/ioconsoleusersgioscreenlockstate_3_blackscreen/
Screen pics attached. Here are the last couple of lines that could be important:
GTrace synchronization point 4
Adding ADGP mode validate property
hmm.. mismatch sizes 3100 vs 20
IOConsoleUsers: time(0) 0->0, lin 0, llk 1,
IOconsoleUsers: gIOScreenLockState 3, hs 0, bs 0, now 0, sm 0x0
Please give me some ideas what else might work. Thank you.
Other details of Clover and Desktop PC below:
Clover USB specs
OS installer used: Catalina (10.15)
Clover revision: 5103
Target Desktop specs: Dell Inspiron 3847 (64 bit)
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460, 3.2 GHz, 4 cores
GPU: Intel HD 4600
Motherboard: Dell 088DT1 (version A01)
Chipset: Intel H81
Install method: with USB, configured with Clover, 100% following Plain Vanilla guide for Desktops
RAM: 12 GB, 2 slots
Hard drive for installation: SATA HDD 4TB, by HGST
WLAN: AR9565 (atheros)
Audio: Realtek ALC661 (not 100% sure this is correct)