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[Guide] Install macOS Sierra 10.12.5 on GA-Z170X-Gaming 5

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On 7/19/2018 at 11:44 PM, Cyberdevs said:

3. Backup your existing EFI folder and keep it on a USB disk

 

I just find out there is also backup folder EFI-backups on Mackintosh HD, where clover does backup every time you install new version. Its done only during update, so it does not have to be current configuration, but should be enough to get MacOS to boot.

So small file changes you can do in EFI shell (which is accessible during boot):

  • PgUp, PgDw - for page scrolling
  • on first page you can see what drives you have FSx (X is number) and you change drive - FSx:
  • for example on my machine was FS0 - EFI and FS2 - Mackintosh HD
  • use classic commands ls, cd, cp

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hey guys, my system using this guide has been working great for awhile now on 10.12.6. now when i select the Boot macOS screen it won't boot into my os anymore just dark screen now. I can only get to to screen where i need to reinstall OSX. 

 

**seemed to get it to boot, selected verbose on options, screen flickered on startup, had to select my nvidia driver and restart** 

 

thanks for this thread

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Did anyone upgrade to Mojave yet on this board? My main system is on sierra still but I have a 2nd ssd which is on high sierra right now. I'd upgrade to mojave on the 2nd disk to test if it is running welll with my audio production tool. 

 

I tried to install it, but when I launched the installer from USB I got a crossed out circle instead of a apple logo.

 

I basically extracted the installer from the app store via terminal command to usb, installed clover on there and replaced the EFI folder on it with the one from the ssd. And copied kexts to the 10.14 folder of course. 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, 5T33Z0 said:

Did anyone upgrade to Mojave yet on this board? My main system is on sierra still but I have a 2nd ssd which is on high sierra right now. I'd upgrade to mojave on the 2nd disk to test if it is running welll with my audio production tool. 

 

I tried to install it, but when I launched the installer from USB I got a crossed out circle instead of a apple logo.

 

I basically extracted the installer from the app store via terminal command to usb, installed clover on there and replaced the EFI folder on it with the one from the ssd. And copied kexts to the 10.14 folder of course. 

Yes macOS Mojave runs pretty well on this board, I have tested all the DP and Beta versions and recently I just upgraded my High Sierra to Mojave without any issues.

You have to update all the kext that you are using to their latest version, update the apps.efi or install ApfsDriverLoader.efi and AppleImageLoader.efi with the latest clover installer.

 

If the audio stops working on audio layout-id=1 you can change it to layout-id=2.

In macOS Mojave there's an issue regarding the Quick Look and Preview that you can read all about how to fix it here:

https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/334881-how-to-fix-quick-look-and-preview-issues-in-mojave/

 

If you encounter any issues I'm here to help out.

 

Just make sure that you backup all your important data before performing the upgrade just in case.

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Thanks for the Info. I am not worried by Audio since I use an external Audio Interface.

 

I also tried a direct upgrade method directly from the App Store which seems to work for some people. I Started the Mojave installer App r, it created the install partition, rebooted into that from the clover screen, the installer starts but then I get an error message that the install resources could not be found...

 

I will check my kexts and efi64 drivers again. BTW, when I did look for the newest kexts I realized that for NVIDIA Users some kext are no longer necessary: mainly nvidiagraphicsfixup and shiki are no longer necessary, since they are now part of whatevergreen.kext. Interesting.

 

Also, for old NVIDIA Cards: I have a GTX560 TI (Fermi?) and those are not supported from High Sierra upwards by metal technology. So in order to get a picture on these old cards you need do some Terminal Stuff
 

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.CoreDisplay useMetal -boolean no
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.CoreDisplay useIOP -boolean no

Source: https://github.com/lvs1974/NvidiaGraphicsFixup/releases/tag/v1.2.4

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I’ve done a fresh install of Mojave on this board without any issues, I used the same config & kexts that I had with 10.13 and 10.14 betas.
Still no iMessage though.


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I used the same EFI for High Sierra and iMessage still works without any issues.

 

Yeah intelgraphicsfixup, nvidiagraphicsfixup and shiki are now part of WhateverGreen.

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maybe that's the problem, luckily my iMessage was working ok from the beginning, I had it on El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and now Mojave.



Can you post your EFI folder please? I think I will try a clean install of the new OS next week when I get home as I have a graphics issue with the Intel integrated GPU ever since I upgraded Clover.

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1 hour ago, f00b4r said:

Can you post your EFI folder please? I think I will try a clean install of the new OS next week when I get home as I have a graphics issue with the Intel integrated GPU ever since I upgraded Clover.

 

 

Sure, I will post my latest working EFI folder in couple of days, I'm on a trip and I don't have access to my SkyLake rig right now.

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When updating to Mojave I had to update matherboard to latest bios. Without this update it was crashing during install. 

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Ok guys, as promised here's my EFI folder for macOS Mojave with clover revision r4679

You need to add the serial numbers, MLB, and other private data. Just reselect the iMac17,1 SMBIOS to generate the new data.

 

Cheers

 

EFI - GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 - MacOS Mojave.zip

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Cheers.
I'm out the the country for a few days but will try it when I get back, do you know if anything needs adding/removing for using the 530 IGPU only?

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5 minutes ago, f00b4r said:

Cheers.
I'm out the the country for a few days but will try it when I get back, do you know if anything needs adding/removing for using the 530 IGPU only?

No the config.plist is already set for Intel HD 530

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13 hours ago, Cyberdevs said:

Ok guys, as promised here's my EFI folder for macOS Mojave with clover revision r4679

You need to add the serial numbers, MLB, and other private data. Just reselect the iMac17,1 SMBIOS to generate the new data. 

 

Cheers

 

EFI - GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 - MacOS Mojave.zip

 

Great. Thank you. After I create the new Serial, MLB etc and save the config, do I have to replace or merge the EFI Folder on the Boot Stick with yours?

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10 minutes ago, 5T33Z0 said:

Great. Thank you. After I create the new Serial, MLB etc and save the config, do I have to replace or merge the EFI Folder on the Boot Stick with yours?

You can replace your EFI with mine but you might need to add your own DSDT/SSDT files, or just replace the config.plist, kexts and the drivers if you like.

 

Just make sure you backup your own EFI before replacing it.

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I always run into problems after the installation files are copied from the USB Stick to the SSD. Once I reboot and select the Mojave SSD to continue the installtion I get a screen after the boot process saying, "We could not install because we could not locate the install resources."

 

I saved an install log. It's odd that it says "Failed to locate product at /Volumes/Hackintosh SSD/macOS Install Data" when this SSD is my main drive which runs Sierra. Shouldn't the installer be looking for this install Data on the Mojave SSD or the USB installer instead??

 

Install Log

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You can detach other hard disk and only keep your Mojave SSD, boot with the installer and erase the SSD and do a clean install. If that works out then there might be an issue with having multiple hard disks attached (I did the upgrade with multiple hard disks attached without any issues though)

 

Then once the macOS is installed correctly attach the hard disk and use the macOS's Migration Assistant to copy your existing user and apps demo macOS Sierra.

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Thanks again. Detaching the main SSD actually worked. I am trying to mount the EFI Partition on the Mojave Disk now to copy the EFI Folder over from the Bootstick. But Clover Configurator seems to not be able to do it any more. I tried EPP Mounter Pro as well but that also can't do it.


EDIT: Nevermind. I upated Clover Config twice (1st update gets you to 5.0 and the 2nd to 5.2.0.1) and then it worked. :)

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So, after Mojave install was finished and booting fine, I reattached my main SSD with Sierra on it, booted into that and now I have no network connectity in there any longer. :( How do I fix that now? I didn't change anything in that EFI Folder.

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1 hour ago, 5T33Z0 said:

So, after Mojave install was finished and booting fine, I reattached my main SSD with Sierra on it, booted into that and now I have no network connectity in there any longer. :( How do I fix that now? I didn't change anything in that EFI Folder.

Are you positive that you booted from the correct EFI for macOS Mojave? you can use the same folder for Sierra and Mojave, just update the kexts.

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After I removed the mojave disk and booted into sierra, networking was working fine again. My guess is that the machine boots from the EFI folder of the Mojave Disk if that's connected. I will check the boot drive order in the bios again. Last time I checked the Sierra Drive was still no 1 in the list. But maybe it dropped into 2nd place after detaching it.

 

I will make a backup of the mojave efi folder and the replace it with the sierra efi folder and then add in specific patches from the mojave config if necessary. I think there was something about usbxhi or something.

 

For Mojave I used your efi folder as a basis. I wonder why the grafics work because i have intel hd grafics disabled in the bios. I thought GeForce would not work since there are no drivers available yet. Or is it utilizing software rendering? It doesn't fell like that though.The card is definitely recognized by the system in the "About this mac" section. Hackintoshing can be mysterious at times... ;)

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