GA-X79-UP4; i7 3820; 32gb RAM; Nvidia 970
Trying to upgrade my working Sierra 10.12.6 to High Sierra 10.13.3.
My previous hack is based on Rampagedevs x79.dmg. I've tried several combinations of dropping MATS/BGRT table from ACPI fixes which is recommended for Gigabyte boards and also checked the "fix headers" option there. I've included my zipped Clover folder from EFI. Each try ends with Mach Reboot. Any help appreciated and thank you in advance.
I use this setup (X79 Deluxe - 4930K - HD6870) as an audio rig. It all works fine, I'm only experiencing stability issues with everything USB (audio sound card, MIDI controllers). Logic Pro X keeps randomly losing sync with them.
I installed GenericUSBXHCI (v1.2.11) from the rampagedev X79 dmg. Has anyone successfully used other USB kexts? I mostly use USB 2 ports.
(Mistakenly posted in 'Installation Guides' at first)
A couple of weeks back I took the plunge and upgraded my system from Yosemite (10.10.5) to Sierra 10.12.6. Reason for doing that was that I wanted to upgrade my graphics card from a GTX 960 to a GTX 1060. I followed Rampagedev's procedure and used his DMG to upgrade. I also installed the nvidia web driver 378.05.05, and I installed an Intel 750 PCIe NVME SSD, using Pikeralpha's NVME patch and included the NVME drivers from a Gigabyte Z97 board on the GA-X79-UD3, as the X79 board originally does not support NVME.
So, I can boot from the Intel SSD, but it takes about 3 or random 4 kernel panics and reboots before I get to a login prompt. Once logged in everything works fine and the system is stable. I saw the same behaviour when everything was still on a SATA SSD, so I do not suspect the NVME drivers and patches to be the culprit. The KPs can happen at different stages during boot, sometimes even when I am logging in. But once logged in, everything is ok.
Another thing that bothers me is USB3. I installed USBXHCI_FL1009.kext, also from the Rampagedev DMG, but the results are flaky. A USB3 USB-stick is recognised, as is my card reader, but an external (bus-powered) USB3 drive from Seagate is completely ignored when inserted. I did turn off USB3 during the upgrade, but it is switched back on now.
The original install was with Mavericks, and I upgraded that too to Yosemite. I never tried a clean install as that would take a lot of work to migrate and relicense all my apps.
So, in terms of system goodies:
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD3
CPU: Intel 4930k
OS: Sierra 10.12.6
Nvidia web driver: 378.05.05
GPU: MSI GTX1060 3GB
Boot drive: Intel 750 NVME PCIe SSD
Anyone that can help to solve the kernel panics and the USB3 issue?
Enclosed my complete EFI folder, IOreg, ACPI tables and kextstat.txt.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Send me Toms MacPro.zip
Here's my EFI (change them to just EFI and put at your EFI partition):
1. Burn macOS Sierra your usual way. Put this EFI folder to your EFI installer partition. Upon installation bootup, change the nv_drv=1 to nv_disable=1 until installation completes etc.
2. When you first get to your desktop (still with nv_disable=1), run the AGDPFix program to get full resolution for your NVIDIA card. (If after booting, the screen is black, hard restart then make sure to change the nv_drv=1 to nv_disable=1)
3. To enable audio, mount your EFI partition then drag the audio_clover file to Terminal. Reboot and everything should work now. Congratulations!
Everything works (USB3, SATA, Audio, Video, etc) (Sleep I'm not really sure as I seldom leave my Hack on when not in use)
I hope this could help some people to save you guys time and energy from figuring it out. Cheers!
Hi to all! I have been reading your forum for months and I must thank you for all the help so far. And…. this is my first post. The past 6-7 months my interest about hackintosh rekindled. I managed fairly easy (thanx to forum support!) to setup OSX on a q9550 coe2quad on an MSI p45 platinum with 8gb ram. First I put on a mavericks zone since I had no mac to access the app store. Downloaded el Capitan and I went straight to a vanilla install which worked like a dream. 1st try all working. Then sierra went out, upgraded it, liked it and fresh installed it on a SSD. Since then the system is working like a charm! But …. This is not my main machine.
I have a: CPU: e5 2670 v1 Motherboard: x79 taken from a Lenovo Eraser X700 (ridiculous I know!!!) RAM: 16GB gskill GPU: XFX 280X ……-probably one of the worst combination of components I could choose for hackintosh -…..
But it is steady and super fast with my Win10 installation. I also occasionally replace the XFX with a 9600GT for testing purposes when hackintoshing… 16 core on Sierra is the main goal. So I am struggling for months.(ok when i manage to find some free time to experiment)
3 major problems 1. The system when it boots with clover kills all USB ports and goes to “waiting for boot device”.no keyboard, no mouse and no USB boot disk. With chameleon cpus=1 fixes the problem but not in clover. Also npci=0x2000 is needed when booting with 280X but not with 9600GT I have read many many articles about such problems but nothing seems to work. I think I need a tailored solution but I still do not have the skills. 2. The well known XFX ROM problem. But I found some posts where load VBios is working. still, clover do not recognize my ASUS roms….what am i doing wrong? 3. It never recognized any HDD as a boot disk. None! Chameleon , clover,GUI, MBR nothing. I am able to boot ONLY from USB sticks. this i think can be left for later but i am writing it down in case it points somewhere
I am not going to list all the testing I have done, just where I am now. (before all below, I tried hundreds of Yosemite and el Capitan installations) - I managed to install Yosemite zone with chameleon and the 9600GT on. Works great although a bit heavy. But I need the latest OSX and my xfx on if possible - I installed clover (along with chameleon) and managed to boot with it on legacy -not UEFI. - I downloaded sierra from appstore and started the upgrade process so now I have a partition “macOS installer” - I created a sierra USB boot disk - and returned to using my XFX280X cause with 9600GT I can ‘t boot with UEFI and off course this is the card I want to use… obviously.
Booting UEFI from SIERRA USB I can : a. Select the sierra installation partition on my Yosemite HDD. with cpus=1 + npci=0x2000 it loads to SIERRA installation screen in full 1920x1200 res, but my USBs are DEAD and I have no mouse or keyboard to click CONTINUE!!!
I tried all ports and 2 USB extensions I have . Nothing, all dead. Unfortunately, my cheap chinese PCie USB 3 card is dead. Could this be a solution I don’t know. I also have tried all clover possible settings. I am really sorry I don’t post one by one, but this has been done through various weeks and I am lost into million of retries and configurations. If can get pass this problem I think I will manage to put the correct DDST and have a working system. But I am out of ideas.
b. Select Sierra installation USB with cpus=1 and npci=0x2000 which results in …dead USB ports…. Back to zero On both situations I have tried PCIRootUID 1/0 UseKernelCache, USBBusFIX but nothing changes. I pasted FakeSMC.kext to /Clover/Kexts/10.11 and 10.10 Tried Fakecpuid as well but I get a panic i also tried to load Vbios, put some ASUS 280X roms , renaming them to 1002-6798.rom in /EFI/CLOVER/ROM but clover doesn’t seem to read them since I can’t see any details on Graphics settings screen.
Ok i understand this is kind of chaotic but I really feel I need some help here. So If anybody has any ideas or suggestions on how to proceed(or start fresh with a certain target in mind(!!)) with this thing , I would be really grateful.