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Damn, I messed up my Sierra install by installing the latest security update. Now it doesn't boot again. I trief safe mode, vesa for graphics and it just crashes. This drives me nuts. What can I do?

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37 minutes ago, 5T33Z0 said:

Damn, I messed up my Sierra install by installing the latest security update. Now it doesn't boot again. I trief safe mode, vesa for graphics and it just crashes. This drives me nuts. What can I do?

The last security update shouldn't mess anything up.

Can you boot into Mojave? or use Mojave's Clover to boot into Sierra?

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I can boot into Sierra now using Mojaves Clover but now grafics don't really work. Sometimes the do, sometimes don't (I use vesa bootflag at the moment). Now, Mojave no longer boots which I don't care about really, because this was a test. When I remove the mojave disk, the sierra disk does not boot.

 

I would just overwrite the Sierra EFI with the Mojave EFI but in order for my iLok audio plugin activations to be accessible (to activate/deavtivate) I need to have the System to have the same ID as before (RT Varibles, SMBIOS, System info). Otherwise it would register as a new machine and I'd lose activations.

 

Can I duplicate the mojave plist and just paste the old RT Variables and System Info from the Sierra config.plist into that and save it as the new config.plist for sierra? Then I could overwrite the Sierra EFI Folder and drop in the new config with the old system ID. Or is that a bad idea?

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7 minutes ago, 5T33Z0 said:

I can boot into Sierra now using Mojaves Clover but now grafics don't really work. Sometimes the do, sometimes don't (I use vesa bootflag at the moment). Now, Mojave no longer boots which I don't care about really, because this was a test. When I remove the mojave disk, the sierra disk does not boot.

 

I would just overwrite the Sierra EFI with the Mojave EFI but in order for my iLok audio plugin activations to be accessible (to activate/deavtivate) I need to have the System to have the same ID as before (RT Varibles, SMBIOS, System info). Otherwise it would register as a new machine and I'd lose activations.

 

Can I duplicate the mojave plist and just paste the old RT Variables and System Info from the Sierra config.plist into that and save it as the new config.plist for sierra? Then I could overwrite the Sierra EFI Folder and drop in the new config with the old system ID. Or is that a bad idea?

I think all you need to do is to update the clover and the kexts on your Sierra's EFI folder. There's no need to change the config.plist use the same as you did with Sierra.

If you need to update the config.plist just keep the Serial Number, Board Serial Number, MLB and other specific numbers that you use on your Sierra.

Replace the following folder's from Mojave in your Sierra's folder:

/EFI/Clover/DriversUEFI64

/EFI/Clover/Kexts

/EFI/Boot

/EFI/Clover/CLOVERX64.efi

Make sure that you backup your existing EFI folder just in case.

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Okay, I'll try that. In the meantime I managed to get Mojave working again just by disabling the nvidia web inject and removing nvdriv=1 bootfag (I enabled it to boot into Sierra).

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Replacing the Drivers and kexts in the Sierra EFI did not work. So I ended up Replacing it with the Mojave EFI Folder and a modified version of the Config with the Old System Info (RT Vars, SMBIOS, etc).

 

That worked and I can now boot into Sierra (even faster than before) and into Mojave from the Sierra Drive. But the iLok Licenser still recognizes it as a new machine, so I had to contact the plugi vendors to have them reset the old activations.

 

Thanks a lot for your help (again and again). :thumbsup_anim:

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37 minutes ago, 5T33Z0 said:

Replacing the Drivers and kexts in the Sierra EFI did not work. So I ended up Replacing it with the Mojave EFI Folder and a modified version of the Config with the Old System Info (RT Vars, SMBIOS, etc).

 

That worked and I can now boot into Sierra (even faster than before) and into Mojave from the Sierra Drive. But the iLok Licenser still recognizes it as a new machine, so I had to contact the plugi vendors to have them reset the old activations.

 

Thanks a lot for your help (again and again). :thumbsup_anim:

You're welcome, I'm glad that it worked out :)

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Sorry to bother you again, but I just now realized that USB 3 is now no loger working in Sierra. "USBInject" all is present and theres also an Entry in the KextsToPach List in Clover Configirator:


com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find: 837D880F 0F83A704 0000 Replace: 837D880F 90909090 9090

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4 minutes ago, 5T33Z0 said:

Sorry to bother you again, but I just now realized that USB 3 is now no loger working in Sierra. "USBInject" all is present and theres also an Entry in the KextsToPach List in Clover Configirator:


com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI Find: 837D880F 0F83A704 0000 Replace: 837D880F 90909090 9090

This should work.

This is the 10.13.6 USB port limit patch.

Are you using 10.13.6? because this patch only works on 10.13.6

 

For macOS Sierra use this:

com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCIPCI

83BD74FF FFFF10

83BD74FF FFFF1B

Change 15 port limit

10.12.x

Edited by Cyberdevs

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Ahhh, I wonder why it wasn't working at first. Then I had a look at the config file from my old backcup and it seems that for Sierra you just type "AppleUSBXHCIPCI" without the "URL". Now now it's working again. Yay.

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I have a question concerning the GUI section of Clover Configurator. I am trying to hide every partition from the Bootmenu that does not start OSX or Windows. Now, the hide volume function is working fine for the mac partitions like Preboot and Recovery, but for windows not so much.

 

I understand that I can tell clover to only display custom entries only and I know that I have to assign these with the proper Disk UUIDs in order to make them work. Because although I created custom entries, all the other windows entries are still visible on boot.  So which options do I have to enable/disable in the Scan section to make it work?

 

I've searched the web but didn't find a good tutorial yet

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18 minutes ago, 5T33Z0 said:

I have a question concerning the GUI section of Clover Configurator. I am trying to hide every partition from the Bootmenu that does not start OSX or Windows. Now, the hide volume function is working fine for the mac partitions like Preboot and Recovery, but for windows not so much.

 

I understand that I can tell clover to only display custom entries only and I know that I have to assign these with the proper Disk UUIDs in order to make them work. Because although I created custom entries, all the other windows entries are still visible on boot.  So which options do I have to enable/disable in the Scan section to make it work?

 

I've searched the web but didn't find a good tutorial yet

Take a look at this post it might help you:

https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/326494-how-to-make-clover-default-bootloader-after-installing-windows-on-uefi/?do=findComment&comment=2485555

 

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Mojave is playing dirty if it cannot go online to verify apps you install!

 

So, the first thing I always do when I setup a new System is installing Little snitch, then I disable Gatekeeper and DMG Verification. Then I install my apps and everything is fine. Usuallly…

 

But in Mojave, even though gatekeeper is disabled the system wants to verify instatalled apps online first. And since I told Little Snitch "No, you don't go online to verify my apps you little peasant!", system Replies, "I think this app is broken, shall I move it to the trash bin for you" in other words it's telling me "Okay a**hole, if you don't let me go online to check thiss s*** you can't use it – go ef yourself". ;)

 

Did I miss something about the gatekeeper or is there some terminal wizardry I have to do to bypass this block?

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3 minutes ago, 5T33Z0 said:

Mojave is playing dirty if it cannot go online to verify apps you install!

 

So, the first thing I always do when I setup a new System is installing Little snitch, then I disable Gatekeeper and DMG Verification. Then I install my apps and everything is fine. Usuallly…

 

But in Mojave, even though gatekeeper is disabled the system wants to verify instatalled apps online first. And since I told Little Snitch "No, you don't go online to verify my apps you little peasant!", system Replies, "I think this app is broken, shall I move it to the trash bin for you" in other words it's telling me "Okay a**hole, if you don't let me go online to check thiss s*** you can't use it – go ef yourself". ;)

 

Did I miss something about the gatekeeper or is there some terminal wizardry I have to do to bypass this block?

There are new security features in Mojave and even if you disable the Gatekeeper you'll be prompted with the same alerts and windows. You need to right click on many DMG files or apps and then select Open as if Gatekeeper is still enabled.

Until we know more about these security changes and how to disable them, this is how to use them on Mojave at least for now.

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I see. I think they are trying to force more and more users into getting apps from app store. Because the unverified author thing even comes up after setting "The Unarchiver" up as the primary file unpacker.

 

For me, this is digital disenfranchisement – all under the guise of "security". This is my computer, I tell it what to do and not the other way around! So annyong.

 

For now this is the main reason of not switching over to Mojave as my main system.

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A few days ago I updated Safari to version 12 on Sierra. After that, the Finder crashes everytimre I highlight a .webloc File (Link). Only right clicking works for now to open it. I have seen people having the sam issue in the comments of this article:

 

https://tidbits.com/2018/10/01/safari-12-crashes-spotlight-in-sierra-heres-the-fix/

 

But I haven't found any solution or workaround to fix this.

 

Anybody else experiencing the same issue?

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Anyone updated to Mojave here? Any special steps needed? Or do I follow the same installation steps as High Sierra with updated Kexts?

Same steps just update kexts and clover.


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On 10/22/2018 at 12:55 AM, SavageAUS said:


Same steps just update kexts and clover.


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I update my cover using last configurations from main post.

and press to update in App Store. 
It don't work. to update to Mojave ( installer refuse to continue).
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What I do wrong ?  

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12 hours ago, novasdream said:



I update my cover using last configurations from main post.

and press to update in App Store. 
It don't work. to update to Mojave ( installer refuse to continue).
error.thumb.jpeg.65e9c014e24676cdf98e8b570686053e.jpeg
What I do wrong ?  

Try downloading the update / installer again.

Make sure kexts are up to date.

Make sure smbios information is up to date.

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Hi! 

Did somebody experience the problem using parallels for linux OS? 

Trying to boot several distros and got same error every time, but if I using VmWare all work as expected. 

 

I think maybe its DSDT error? I don't modify mine. 

Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 21.57.30.png

Clover.zip

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looking to go from my working system 10.12.6 to High Sierra. Is it difficult to upgrade?  I have a current 1080 ti nvidia card thats working 

fine. 

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looking to go from my working system 10.12.6 to High Sierra. Is it difficult to upgrade?  I have a current 1080 ti nvidia card thats working 

fine. 

Just make sure you update kexts and clover and should be good to go. It’s Mojave that doesn’t have nvidia drivers yet.

 

 

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      2020.04.22: Deleted unnecessary boot-args, can boot without any custom boot-args (except agdpmod=pikera for RX 5700), updated bootpack
      2020.04.20: Deleted unnecessary lines from config.plist, updated bootpack
      2020.04.17: Replaced FakeSMC with VirtualSMC because FakeSMC is outdated (to see your frequencies use Intel Power Gadget) -> Removed unnecessary kexts, Updated all necessary kexts, updated Clover to v5112, updated bootpack, enabled SIP, deleted bootcamp theme
      2020.03.26: Updated to 10.15.4 -> Updated WhateverGreen, Lilu -> Updated Clover to v5107
      2020.03.23: Removed "EmuVariableUefi.efi" -> deleted, caused false nvram map, now it's native, updated Clover to v5106
      2020.02.11: Updated to 10.15.3 -> No problem when/after installing
      2020.01.19: Added ASUS HyperKit NVMe SSD to the "What is working" list
      2020.01.12: Tested system with OC, added more informations to BIOS settings
      2020.01.11: Added SmallTreeIntel82576.kext for 2nd Ethernet, Tested Ethernet ports
      2020.01.11: First upload
       
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