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When I connect from monitor to video card using HDMI to HDMI, I get a blue screen at desktop. Using HDMI at the monitor and DVI at the video card it works. I would like to use HDMI to HDMI. I am not using any adaptors.

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Hi, is here someone who have Z800 with Mojave or Catalina? I tried download EFI folders from this forum, but there is kernel panic with 10.14.6 installer.

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On 12/11/2019 at 3:45 AM, jogurt79 said:

hi jogurt79  i can help you but need some info from you  

nr 1 attach a screenshot  kernel panic from display 

nr 2   attach your EFI folder and untouched dsdt from your machine

 

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14 hours ago, Rockey12 said:

 

Hi Rockey12,

 

thanks a lot for offer to help me. I attached files you asked for.

 

Now I dont have kernel panic with this last EFI folder (this EFI folder work for me with High Sierra), but after 15 minutes I see what I send (Mojave installer 10.14.6).

DSDT.zip

screenMojave.jpg

EFI.zip

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On 12/12/2019 at 6:37 PM, jogurt79 said:

Hi Rockey12,

 

thanks a lot for offer to help me. I attached files you asked for.

 

Now I dont have kernel panic with this last EFI folder (this EFI folder work for me with High Sierra), but after 15 minutes I see what I send (Mojave installer 10.14.6).

DSDT.zip

 

EFI.zip

 

Hi Rockey12, after update BIOS to version 3.61 I was able to install Catalina 10.15.2 with EFI folder what I attached. Thanks again for offer to help.

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On 9/5/2018 at 9:33 PM, Rockey12 said:

For Z800 user my dsdt u can use as reference i have attached my dsdt +Config.plist + kexts for clover

 

For working Audio i have Attached all the related files u have to put into System Library Extension

 

if u are really interested in native power management u have to read carefully this thread

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/196771-ga-ex58-and-ga-x58a-dsdt-native-power-management-modifications/

For macOS High Sierra Clover Files.zip

Audio AppleHDA+other 2 kext.zip

Hi Rockey, thanks for helping me with your files. I was able to use them as a reference for my 10.12.6 system. I has been great. I recently got my hands on a RX 560 and I would like to try Mojave 10.14.6 or maybe even Catalina 10.15.2 just to see what is like.

 I would like to know if I could use the same files you provided me for High Sierra as a reference or if I need to modify the config.plist differently this time. Regarding kexts files, are there any new ones I need to include on:

 

kexts/10.14

kexts/Other

 

From what I read on previous posts, macOS Catalina requires a change in SMBIOS as it won't boot otherwise on the Z800. What would be your SMBIOS recommendation for a dual socket z800?

 

Thanks again.

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Hi jrv10,

Nice to see you again. i have attached my clover folder it is just for reference because i am no longer using Hp Z800 Bios is dead. at the time i am on fujitsu celsius r670 same configuration but different brand name for Catalina i am using Mac Pro 6.1 SMBios 

use the dosdude1 macOS Catalina Patcher to creat USB with this patcher even you can use MacPro 5.1 SMBios

untitled folder 5.zip

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dsdt modifications is recommended only if you want to use the MacPro6.1 SMBios and this is just graphics part

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Hi Rockey, as always thank you for your time and advice. Very interesting info about the 10.15 patcher for creating the USB, does that mean I only need to install clover into the SSD after macOS is installed? No need clover on the USB?

 

I will start doing the installations of 10.14 and 10.15 and report back.

 

Thank you.

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Sorry jrv10 i forgot to mention, to tell you that we still need clover to boot the macOS the catalina patcher is design for unsupported mac but we can use it for downloading macOS app or creating USB installer

the attached app can help you to create usb drive

Install Disk Creator.zip

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hi guys just want to share with you some recent developments upgraded catalina developer Beta 10.15.3 Beta 1  

if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me

Best regards and Happy Holidays!

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Hi Everybody!

I'll change for a HP Z800 soon.. Which Mac OS can I install onto this PC?

Specifications: X5675 Xeon (single, I'll change for dual later), Nvidia GTX 760, 48 GB ECC 1333 MHz RAM.

Could anyone send an EFI for making a Clover installer? (I don't know if its working without DSDT.aml)

 

Thank you very much, and have a happy New Year!

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15 minutes ago, Rockey12 said:

happy new year:trumpet:

Thank you for your answer! I'll have the PC in a few days, I'll try your install procedure then. Maybe I'll ask for more help.

Happy new year for you too!

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Can you help me how to install Catalina?:weight_lift:

 

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to install macOS Catalina what i did i chose the upgrade method from mojave  to install cat

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Hi Rockey 12,

I tried to make a Catalina USB installer based on the topic installation guides, but I could install it.

With a simple OS upgrade all the functions are working for you, no need for hack?

 

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Nr 1 use separate SSD and install just mojave and upgrade to the latest software update

Nr 2 use MacPro 6.1 

Nr 3 is the DSDT There you need to change  Graphics part from ? to GFX 1

Nr  4 you have to use the  Hackintool to create SSDT-EC.aml SSDT-UIAC.aml USBPorts.kext

Nr 5 you need a separate USB stick to install clover on it and make all the changes you need

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First of all you  need to bypass the installation process  after the installation you can fix all the other stuff

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