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Why am i getting this problem now? I tried with clover 4369, with the OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi, the OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi, the Test-...efi but all give me the same error.

 

Just to be sure, you mean you tried with OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi + Test-...efi at the same time? Because this is how you should do it, not either one or the other. Test*efi only works together with OsxAptioFixDrv.

 

Then there is also the suggestion from MaLdOn a few posts above. You can try that also. 

 

Good luck!

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If you must run Prime 95 offset your AVX by 2, 512 by 3.

If you only have an 8 pin CPU power cable then don't overclock. 12 pins is ok, 16 is best.

 

I've had nothing but trouble with imac pro 1,1. It slowed my computer down by heaps and won't let me update OS x by app store. I'd wait until it's solid before jumping in. There are no advantages and a lot of issues right now. I've spent a LOT of time with this and so far no good.

 

 

 

These are great suggestions! Thanks a lot. I'll try to tweak the offsets and thus lower the voltage. Other motherboards can get 4.4GHz with 1.15V or less, so the AVX offset might be the issue.

 

And thanks for the heads-up on the iMacPro SMBIOS. I have a test partition just for it, but all this fuss about creating my own installer is too much for now. I am very happy with iMac18,1 (althought technically it should not be the correct CPU architecture for me), so I will only change it if some good gains are to be found.

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Overclocking the X299 motherboard is great compared to the older ones.

For 4.4 you can just change the multiplier and nothing else. For a higher overclock you can change volts but I only bother over 4.6.

Here is my overclock guide for Gigabyte users.

Leave everything else, including mesh, alone. Apart from XMP of course.

Prime 95 was designed for less cores so in my opinion it's not good to run. Too stressful for the modern CPUs. AIDA is better, but not CPU and AVX together.

If you must run Prime 95 offset your AVX by 2, 512 by 3.

If you only have an 8 pin CPU power cable then don't overclock. 12 pins is ok, 16 is best.

 

I've had nothing but trouble with imac pro 1,1. It slowed my computer down by heaps and won't let me update OS x by app store. I'd wait until it's solid before jumping in. There are no advantages and a lot of issues right now. I've spent a LOT of time with this and so far no good.

 

Only Asus motherboards have MSR locked and require bios patching so far as I know. All other motherboards are fine, so either keep away from Asus or get comfortable with bios patching :P

 

Hope this helps

Pete

Pete,

 

Great information here and I'll definitely be taking it on board by changing some of my own settings. I actually noticed boosting the CPU Mesh ratio to 3200MHZ gave me about 1000 points extra on GB  and the relevant equivalent in Cinebench. Is it possible your system is reacting differently to this? 

 

Also, I must ask you if you've managed to get your RAM to show correct XMP speed in Os x. Both Slurpi and I can't seem to get it to register anything higher than 2133Mhz despite the BIOS showing the correct overclocked speed. Maybe there is some sort of kernel patch we've missed or you're aware of? 

 

Thanks again and I'll make some of these changes and see what sort of effect it gives. 

 

S

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Pete,

 

Great information here and I'll definitely be taking it on board by changing some of my own settings. I actually noticed boosting the CPU Mesh ratio to 3200MHZ gave me about 1000 points extra on GB  and the relevant equivalent in Cinebench. Is it possible your system is reacting differently to this? 

 

Also, I must ask you if you've managed to get your RAM to show correct XMP speed in Os x. Both Slurpi and I can't seem to get it to register anything higher than 2133Mhz despite the BIOS showing the correct overclocked speed. Maybe there is some sort of kernel patch we've missed or you're aware of? 

 

Thanks again and I'll make some of these changes and see what sort of effect it gives. 

 

S

 

I'm having the same trouble with RAM. It really bugged me for a while then I found that it was running at 3600, just didn't show it.

About the mesh, I never really noticed but you could be right. At 32 my system just got a bit unstable so I run it at 30 at the moment. It's summer here and hitting 30deg most days :/

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Well that's a relief r.e RAM speed. I've spent a lot of time fannying about on that one. Just to ask though, how can you be sure Os X is running it at correct speed? All the metrics on there Geekbench / Sys Info / AIDA etc show 2133Mhz or did you work it out from Benchmarking performance? 

 

I agree with you about not pushing the system. As Slurpi and I were mentioning getting an extra 3-5% out of the system for the crazy addition to Watts and Thermals doesn't seem worth it to me. 

 

I'm gonna look over your settings now make some changes and also see if I can overclock the RAM a little more and get back with any results. 

 

Thanks again

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Well that's a relief r.e RAM speed. I've spent a lot of time fannying about on that one. Just to ask though, how can you be sure Os X is running it at correct speed? All the metrics on there Geekbench / Sys Info / AIDA etc show 2133Mhz or did you work it out from Benchmarking performance? 

 

I agree with you about not pushing the system. As Slurpi and I were mentioning getting an extra 3-5% out of the system for the crazy addition to Watts and Thermals doesn't seem worth it to me. 

 

I'm gonna look over your settings now make some changes and also see if I can overclock the RAM a little more and get back with any results. 

 

Thanks again

 

I figured it out when I did a manual RAM o/c the other day. The benches got slower.

I don't know what speed it's doing on XMP, but if you look at the bottom of the Geekbench results, you can see the memory speeds. Mine were faster on XMP.

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That would make sense. Going to check that out now too. 

 

Also, I wanted to ask how you're liking the Vega. I've been on Nvidia (currently 1070) for a few years now and predominantly use it for Da Vinci / Premiere Pro / AFX. 

 

How's performance been for you as I know it's natively supported, have you had any issues? 

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That would make sense. Going to check that out now too. 

 

Also, I wanted to ask how you're liking the Vega. I've been on Nvidia (currently 1070) for a few years now and predominantly use it for Da Vinci / Premiere Pro / AFX. 

 

How's performance been for you as I know it's natively supported, have you had any issues? 

I'll give you the long answer :P

Jury is still out really.

Before I had a fury on Sierra. Before that a 390x. They were both faster, but had less memory.

 

I use it with Archicad - Architectural software.

I'm liking the Vega in the model space! My models use shaders and with 16gb I get nice fluid movement and can have super complicated models.

In the 2D window I sometimes get frustrating lags - Spinning wheel for around 2 seconds, when I move some objects around. This doesn't happen in windows with the same model on the same software so I'm thinking it's the driver.

 

I'm hoping that when the Vega gets into egpu on the real mac pro the drivers will improve.

 

I like being able to update without modding kexts etc, so all in all I think it's an improvement, given that the Fury didn't work on High Sierra anyway. 

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Sounds like you've had one improvement in return for a downside elsewhere although I'm confident you'll be fine with this next update which includes the eGPu. I really want to go Vega also however, in the current GPU market it's not feasible to buy anything and I'm lucky I got my 1070 when I did. 

 

On the subject of overclocking. 

 

I made some of the changes you have on your guide and interestingly I saw quite a large performance drop in both Geekbench and Cine. 

 

Dropping CPU Mesh from 32 to 30 and disabling EIST / C1e halt etc saw my scores go from 5434 / 35224 to 5285 / 33255 in Geekbench and I lost around points in Cine. 

 

 

Not sure if these are just cosmetic either. Power usage with CPU mesh at 32 OC 4.4 XMP1 (3000) is hovering just under the 180w mark which I think is passable for the 8pin cpu plug. 

 

Let's see what 10.13.3 brings. 

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Sounds like you've had one improvement in return for a downside elsewhere although I'm confident you'll be fine with this next update which includes the eGPu. I really want to go Vega also however, in the current GPU market it's not feasible to buy anything and I'm lucky I got my 1070 when I did. 

 

On the subject of overclocking. 

 

I made some of the changes you have on your guide and interestingly I saw quite a large performance drop in both Geekbench and Cine. 

 

Dropping CPU Mesh from 32 to 30 and disabling EIST / C1e halt etc saw my scores go from 5434 / 35224 to 5285 / 33255 in Geekbench and I lost around points in Cine. 

 

 

Not sure if these are just cosmetic either. Power usage with CPU mesh at 32 OC 4.4 XMP1 (3000) is hovering just under the 180w mark which I think is passable for the 8pin cpu plug. 

 

Let's see what 10.13.3 brings. 

 

The EIST in particular helps with stability and temps when it's disabled. If you're not pushing the limits with o/c it's good to keep it enabled. If I run 4.9 I need it disabled. Same with 32 mesh.

It's great you're experimenting and getting the best settings for you! 

One other thing I don't like about the Vega is that the bios is locked, so no bios mods - o/c on the Mac. Hopefully it'll be good in the future, like you say, but for now I guess sticking with what you've got is a good idea.

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Here's my quick update on AVX and iMacPro1,1:

 

No performance changes on iMacPro1,1, unlike Pete. I used basically the same config.plist as for 18,3, but I had to explicitly enable the Nvidia WebDrivers, otherwise they would not be used. Interestingly,  I was able to install and to run the system without the Nvidia drivers with the 1070. But in therms of hardware compatibility, there were no real improvements. I have a couple of USB 3.0 ports that are not recognized with iMac18,3 (couldn't be bothered to implement a patch), and they are still not recognized now. Everything else seems to work as expected. Sleep and wake and restart all seem to work fine.

 

 

About AVX: What a change! I spent a couple of hours doing stability tests, with Cinebench, Geekbench and Prime95, and here's what I found:

Settings:

OC @ 4.4GHz

Core Voltage @ 1.12V (down from 1.21V!)

AVX: -2

AVX 512: -2

 

Cinebench maintains the score at around 1920 (I even had a run with 1930, but I was not able to reproduce). However, the temps go down by 9C, to around 91C. Great improvement! 

Because the score doesn't change, I suspect it does not use AVX.

 

Geekbench goes a bit lower: 5499/35888. I used to have 55xx/36xxx. So not much of a difference, but this makes me assume that some of the tests use AVX.

 

Prime95 is stable, at least for the 20 min I let it run the Torture Test (one pass of all 4 tests). Temps are also lower by about 5C, but it does use AVX all the time, so performance is at 4.2GHz. There was one test that still had a bit of throttling.

 

So all in all, very good results, what an improvement in the temps! Besides the suggestion from surfinchina to lower the AVX, I suspect the new BIOS version also helps on stability.

 

I still want to test further. I haven't found the lower voltage that maintains stability yet, I didn't have time. I know I can't leave it on auto with 4.4GHz, that I tried and didn't work.

 

I also tested how low I can go:

* Auto voltage at 44x is too unstable. The system reboots as soon as I try Cinebench.

* 1.11V is a bit stable. The system rebooted only after 5 min of Prime95. It worked through Cinebench and Geekbench without any apparent issue.

 

Also, tests on Windows were very similar, except for Prime95. There the temps were too high, and the processor was throttling down to 3.7GHz half of the time.

 

Once I have a more definite answer on voltages for this minimal OC, and when I move to iMacPro1,1, I'll update the main two post to reflect that.

 

Thanks for all the help!

 

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On another news, I just noticed that KGP started his massive guide here too: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/331658-how-to-build-your-own-imac-pro-successful-buildextended-guide/

 

I wonder how it will work out. I hope it doesn't burst into flames so quickly this time ;-)

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Hmm, i tried today with a new USB stick from sandisk. I do everything you mentioned in the first post and i think everything the same as my last time, but whatever i do, i keep getting a "Does printf work??" error.

 

I also searched online and downloaded a complete EFI/Boot And EFI/CLOVER folder but after the first message (when in this case "Does printf work??" comes, now the pc just shuts down).

 

I have no idea what i can do again. I feel frustrated because it has worked before on the same hardware...

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@slurpi 

 

Nice work on those benchmarks. I haven't done any further testing on my system as it's been performing well and yet to crash although, I have noticed one strange issue I've seen floating about the Mac community (real as well as hackintosh) which is the 10.13.2 supplemental update doesn't 'really' install. It says it has but when I come back to the comp a day or two later it's back in the App store. I've tried the combo updater / sudo from terminal and the offical app store but all fail in the same way. I have to say that High Sierra appears to be Apple's most buggy (and insecure) OS to date. I hope they sort their {censored} out this year. I blame diversity hires over people who can actually do their job. Rant aside, I long for the beauty that was Snow Leopard / Mavericks. 

 

Bbuster. Sounds like you're having a hard time there and I feel for you. Not sure what other suggestions I can give as you've probably tried everything. Unless it's a dodgy mother board (unlikely) or a dodgy boot disk I'm not sure. 

 

All I can say is I've seen the "printf" error myself numerous times and just contined to restart until it went away. If you get past the inital install ( before the first reboot) I think I had to change either USB location once to get past the PrintF or, I might even have gone from KGP's install on the other Hackintosh site, and used my own USB which was a legit vanilla High Sierra install to get past that stage. 

Sorry to not be of more help and good luck. 

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Hmm, i tried today with a new USB stick from sandisk. I do everything you mentioned in the first post and i think everything the same as my last time, but whatever i do, i keep getting a "Does printf work??" error.

 

I feel your frustration.

 

Have you tried the new AptioFix drivers that have appeared in the mean time:

 

OSXAptioFix3Drv.efi or AptioMemoryFix.efi

 

Others have said it works for them.

 

Also, do you remember to boot from off (not just reboot) between tries? And did you remove slide= parameter from you kernel options?

 

I had to go back to OSXAptioFixDrv.efi + Test.efi, I started getting errors again with just OSXAptioFixDrv.efi...

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Thanks, i have tried multiple times but it always gives that message, my complete system is a few weeks old and my SSD is only 1 week old so i don't think that hardware can cause this problem.

 

I always turn off my pc, sometimes i power off my power supply for a minute and try again but still the same error. I did all the combinations with OSXAptioFixDrv, OSXAptioFix2Drv, Test.efi etc, but nothing worked.

 

I am going to search the OSXAptioFix3Drv and AptioMemoryFix and see if that helps. I don't use slide=..., it worked without this before as well and i don't know how to calculate

 

Do you have a suggestion where to download OSXAptioFix3Drv and AptioMemoryFix? I can search but i am afraid i use the wrong ones.

 

Thanks again!

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Do you have a suggestion where to download OSXAptioFix3Drv and AptioMemoryFix? I can search but i am afraid i use the wrong ones.

 

 

 

Its included in the recent clover installer. Try AptioMemoryFix first. It calculates slide automatically so you won't need the slide setting. It worked for me. 

 

I got that message (print blabla) after upgrading to 10.13.2. I had to update my AptioFix in order to boot again. Just keep in my mind, that there has been done a lot of work on Aptio Fix the last weeks. It was crucial to keep your files updated in order to profit from  the  stability improvements.

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Bbuster. Are you on the same MB as Slurpi? I didn't see your setup I think unless you posted it much earlier on. 

 

The reason I ask is I didn't have to use some of these Aptiofix's mentioned above. Other than some graphics nonsense I think the vanilla install worked for me in the end although KGP's well documented build was the first methond that got me booted and running a stable High Sierra. 

 

Might be worth mentioning that there are a few different versions of HS floating around. My build number is different to Slurpi's for example and up until now it won't let me update to the 10.13.2 supplemental update even though I thought it had. Maybe these different build numbers are causing some problem but that's a long shot. 

 

You said you got something booting before, any chance you can replicate it and we start from that point? 

Best of luck . 

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Hi slurpi, good thread

 

could I ask if you can put here the terminal output of these commands?

 

It is useful if you are using ImacPro1.1 to see how x299 interacts with xcpm and others things

 

sysctl -n machdep.xcpm.vectors_loaded_count

kextstat|grep -y x86plat
kextstat|grep -y appleintelcpu
sysctl machdep.xcpm.mode
 
Thank you
 

Here's my quick update on AVX and iMacPro1,1:

 

No performance changes on iMacPro1,1, unlike Pete. I used basically the same config.plist as for 18,3, but I had to explicitly enable the Nvidia WebDrivers, otherwise they would not be used. Interestingly,  I was able to install and to run the system without the Nvidia drivers with the 1070. But in therms of hardware compatibility, there were no real improvements. I have a couple of USB 3.0 ports that are not recognized with iMac18,3 (couldn't be bothered to implement a patch), and they are still not recognized now. Everything else seems to work as expected. Sleep and wake and restart all seem to work fine.

 

 

About AVX: What a change! I spent a couple of hours doing stability tests, with Cinebench, Geekbench and Prime95, and here's what I found:

Settings:

OC @ 4.4GHz

Core Voltage @ 1.12V (down from 1.21V!)

AVX: -2

AVX 512: -2

 

Cinebench maintains the score at around 1920 (I even had a run with 1930, but I was not able to reproduce). However, the temps go down by 9C, to around 91C. Great improvement! 

Because the score doesn't change, I suspect it does not use AVX.

 

Geekbench goes a bit lower: 5499/35888. I used to have 55xx/36xxx. So not much of a difference, but this makes me assume that some of the tests use AVX.

 

Prime95 is stable, at least for the 20 min I let it run the Torture Test (one pass of all 4 tests). Temps are also lower by about 5C, but it does use AVX all the time, so performance is at 4.2GHz. There was one test that still had a bit of throttling.

 

So all in all, very good results, what an improvement in the temps! Besides the suggestion from surfinchina to lower the AVX, I suspect the new BIOS version also helps on stability.

 

I still want to test further. I haven't found the lower voltage that maintains stability yet, I didn't have time. I know I can't leave it on auto with 4.4GHz, that I tried and didn't work.

 

I also tested how low I can go:

* Auto voltage at 44x is too unstable. The system reboots as soon as I try Cinebench.

* 1.11V is a bit stable. The system rebooted only after 5 min of Prime95. It worked through Cinebench and Geekbench without any apparent issue.

 

Also, tests on Windows were very similar, except for Prime95. There the temps were too high, and the processor was throttling down to 3.7GHz half of the time.

 

Once I have a more definite answer on voltages for this minimal OC, and when I move to iMacPro1,1, I'll update the main two post to reflect that.

 

Thanks for all the help!

 

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On another news, I just noticed that KGP started his massive guide here too: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/331658-how-to-build-your-own-imac-pro-successful-buildextended-guide/

 

I wonder how it will work out. I hope it doesn't burst into flames so quickly this time ;-)

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Its included in the recent clover installer. Try AptioMemoryFix first. It calculates slide automatically so you won't need the slide setting. It worked for me. 

 

I got that message (print blabla) after upgrading to 10.13.2. I had to update my AptioFix in order to boot again. Just keep in my mind, that there has been done a lot of work on Aptio Fix the last weeks. It was crucial to keep your files updated in order to profit from  the  stability improvements.

 

Thanks, i found it. When i start the installer i see that it tries to get the correct slide but i see 256 times:

 

Slide xxx at xxxxxx:xxxxxxx cannot be used!

Slide xxx at xxxxxx:xxxxxxx cannot be used!

Slide xxx at xxxxxx:xxx....

 

 

I made a movie about it (https://streamable.com/s4h7e)

Is this the problem of my failure? And did i setup my BIOS wrong?

 

 

 

Bbuster. Are you on the same MB as Slurpi? I didn't see your setup I think unless you posted it much earlier on. 

 

The reason I ask is I didn't have to use some of these Aptiofix's mentioned above. Other than some graphics nonsense I think the vanilla install worked for me in the end although KGP's well documented build was the first methond that got me booted and running a stable High Sierra. 

 

Might be worth mentioning that there are a few different versions of HS floating around. My build number is different to Slurpi's for example and up until now it won't let me update to the 10.13.2 supplemental update even though I thought it had. Maybe these different build numbers are causing some problem but that's a long shot. 

 

You said you got something booting before, any chance you can replicate it and we start from that point? 

Best of luck . 

 

My build is:

 

MSI X299 SLI Plus

Intel I7-7820x

MSI GTX 1080 ti (for installation MSI GT 720 2GB)

Corsair DDR4 Vengeance RGB 4x8GB 3000

Samsung 850 EVO (250gb)

Corsair H100i - V2

 

 

Can i see what High Sierra Installation version i have on my computer?

 

I tried replicate everything as before but i must do something wrong because everything i thought i did before doesn't work anymore.

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Did you try to reflash your current BIOS? 

 

  1. Save your BIOS profile/settings on a FAT32 formatted USB stick
  2. Set BIOS to default
  3. Reflash current BIOS
  4. Do your settings BIOS Settings or load from your USB stick. This will work only if you maintain BIOS Version.
  5. Try to disable as many unnecessary devices in BIOS as possible. Serial Port, Bluetooth Device etc.

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 You'll see the different build numbers on this article which assumes you've made it into an install of course. You might be able to do it from the Clover terminal using sw_vers -productVersion 

 

Did you get the APFS.efi loaded onto your USB Installer also? If I remember I had issues once getting past the first install stage (reboot one) without that file as I'd installed the OS into APFS with no partition for EFI. Not sure if that would give you the "PrintF" message but it's worth noting. If you select APFS option without any EFI partition I believe you can't boot again. One of the more experienced members may know for sure though. 

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@bbuster

if you have no tried yet try these two things

1) in boot clover menu press O and in booting insert

slide=128

if also this produce previous result try to enter in your bios and if you have in boot tab 4G option try to enable/disable

 

If you check aptiomemoryfix efi thread you can find some useful infos

 

Thanks, i found it. When i start the installer i see that it tries to get the correct slide but i see 256 times:

Slide xxx at xxxxxx:xxxxxxx cannot be used!

Slide xxx at xxxxxx:xxxxxxx cannot be used!

Slide xxx at xxxxxx:xxx....

 

 

I made a movie about it (https://streamable.com/s4h7e)

Is this the problem of my failure? And did i setup my BIOS wrong?

 

 

 

 

My build is:

 

MSI X299 SLI Plus

Intel I7-7820x

MSI GTX 1080 ti (for installation MSI GT 720 2GB)

Corsair DDR4 Vengeance RGB 4x8GB 3000

Samsung 850 EVO (250gb)

Corsair H100i - V2

 

 

Can i see what High Sierra Installation version i have on my computer?

 

I tried replicate everything as before but i must do something wrong because everything i thought i did before doesn't work anymore.


for understand which installation you have 


slide message is normal debug..reset no!

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Wow thanks! I resetted everything to factory settings but that didn't work, now it seems to work again!

I installed the same version (150). There are newer versions but i am not sure that will make things worse (slurpi installed it with the same firmware)

 

but that didn't complete my build :(
 

Now i get the next 2 screens. The first one seems okay but it stays there for a few seconds (10 / 15 seconds i guess). Then i see the next image.

IMG_8548.jpg

 

 

IMG_8547.jpg

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Wow, i used a different usb port and i am in the installer now! Let's hope i don't screw this one up

Thanks!

 

 

Installation succesfull!

Do i need to do the same things i did to my usb drive (install clover, clover configurator, copy kext, drivers64UEFI etc) on my SSD where Mac OS is installed on?

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      I've specced the machine based on a multiple successful builds I've seen in various vanilla forums.
      I've set the recommended BIOS, double-checked, but can't even get to an installer screen despite following a Vanilla guide from a popular hackintosh youtuber.
      (Not sure if her links can be mentioned, posted etc... Just playing it safe since this is my 1st post...)
       
       
       
      THE BUILD:

      Gigabyte Z390 Designare
      i9 9900k
      Sapphire Radeon RX580 Pulse - 8 GB
      G.Skill TridentZ 3200 - 64 GB
      Samsung EVO 840 (This is a scrap drive. Planned on using it to get the build running first, then cloning my MP 5,1 HS image after.)
      Other Stuff: Bluetooth, USB, iGPU, etc not important yet... Current goal is just to get the machine booting... I'll focus on WIFI/BT etc after...
       
      I've tried multiple SMBIOS profiles, (listed below). All of them prevent me from even booting the installer with the message below.
      At this point I'm wondering if the issue is HS related, or if there's a step that, although obvious to some, isn't obvious to me and overlooking somehow.
       
      Message returned when attempting to boot the installer. (Pic attached):
       
      This version of Mac OS X is not supported on this platform!
      Reason: Mac-AA95B1DDAB278B95
       
      I also get an error when I click update in Clover saying: Package is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install
      ^ Seems like this indicates I've missed a step or done something wrong?
       
      Here's a list of the complete steps I've taken so far:
       
      Double-checked BIOS settings according to each build.
      Built a vanilla installer based on the video I mentioned above, steps listed below... (I've done this twice now, confirming I followed the steps in the guide.)
       
      Vanilla Installer Steps:
      Wiped and formatted my thumb drive with GUID Partition, HFS Extended (Journaled) Used terminal to create a bootable installer from a 10.13.6 installer I downloaded last june/july. Installed Clover Bootloader onto the Install macOS High Sierra partition of the thumb drive, and ticked: Clover for UEFI booting only, Install Clover into the ESP, VBox HFS-64, APFSDriverLoader-64, AptioMemoryFix-64 (leaving everything else unticked.)  
      Clover Configurator Steps:
      Mounted the Thumb Drive's EFI folder, opened C.C. and "downloaded" Lilu, WhateverGreen, & FakeSMC to the Other folder, & installed sensors. Deleted the default plist and manually created one using the Coffee Lake 'sample plist' from r/Vanilla Hackintosh Desktop Guide. Copy plist to the mounted EFI folder.  
      Open the plist with CC and did the following:
      Confirmed the following flags were set in CC's Boot section - Verbose (-v), dart=0, debug=0x100, & keepsyms=1 Tried 5 different SMBIOS profiles - iMac 18,1 ,  iMac 18,3 ,  iMac 19,1 , iMacPro 1,1 , and MacBookPro 15,1.  
      All result in the same Mac OS X is not supported on this platform message. The one suggestion I've found so far that seemed like it might work was to add the boot argument:
       -no_compat_check
       
      Same results, installer won't start and I get the same message...
       
      Seems like there must be something I've missed or I've done something wrong... I've spent the weekend searching, reading, etc, no luck so far...
       
      A few questions:
       
      I made the installer on my MacBook, not the build I'm trying to hack. Could this be related to the issue?            (I.e. - Does the vanilla method mean you need to create your SMBIOS profile on the actual machine you'll be Hackintoshing?)
       
      Is there a 9900k or Sapphire RX580 compatibility patch needed for 10.13 I haven't seen mentioned in the Mojave builds?  
      Does the Clover update message package is incompatible with this version of OS X and may fail to install indicate something isn't right with my installer setup?  
       
      Please excuse me if anything above isn't clear, I'm brand new to all this and frankly I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around a lot of it!
       

    • By fusion71au
      Making a High Sierra USB Installer Entirely From Scratch in Windows
      This is a proof of concept tutorial, to show it's possible to create a vanilla High Sierra installer, entirely from scratch, in Windows (even without App Store downloaded "Install macOS High Sierra.app" from a real Mac ).  @PikeRAlpha's link to Apple's Software Catalog provides us with all the URLs necessary to download the needed files directly from Apple instead of some dubious source from the internet...
       

      Pre-Requisites
      8GB or larger USB drive Boot Disk Utility v2.1.2017rev021b from @CVAD TransMac (free 15 day trial) Paragon Hard Disk Manager Free Download Installer Files Directly from Apple
      1)  Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
      BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist (Hint - search page for "InstallESD" to find its URL and others nearby)

      to a folder named "SharedSupport" on your Windows NTFS drive.  A browser download manager (eg Chrono for Chrome, dTA for FireFox) is handy since InstallESD is >4GB ---> allows you to pause/resume interrupted download...

      2)  Rename InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg
      3)  Edit InstallInfo.plist with WordPad/text editor to remove the chunklistURL and chunklistid keys for InstallESD, and renaming it from InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg (example of edited file attached to this post)...
      Note:  You can verify the SHA1 checksum of your InstallESD.dmg and BaseSystem.dmg with the correct ones at this website.
      Boot Disk Utility to format the Installer USB and Restore OS X Base System HFS partition
      1.  Format USB with BDU & latest Clover ---> creates boot files in CLOVER partition + second FAT partition
      2.  Extract 4.hfs from \SharedSupport\BaseSystem.dmg with BDU --> save to it's local folder
      3.  Restore 4.hfs to USB second partition with BDU --->  2nd partition becomes bootable "OS X Base System"
      Paragon Hard Disk Manager to extend HFS Partition to its Full Extent
      Open Paragon Partition Manager Free and resize the second partition of the USB drive to the full size allowed.  Don't forget to apply the changes at the end...
      Transmac to Copy "SharedSupport" folder to OS X Base System
      1.  Open the TransMac program and navigate to the HFS+ Volume/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents folder.  Right click anywhere in the empty space on the RHS pane and select "Copy Here"...
      2.  In the next stage, select the "SharedSupport" folder we created above as the "Files and Folders to be copied to the Mac Volume"...
      Clover Settings
      Clover configuration is required now.  The default config.plist (in the Clover FAT32 partition of the USB) maybe sufficient to boot your machine if you’re lucky.  If not, look at the Clover Wiki, Clover Instructions and Clover Configuration Thread for pointers and edit /EFI/Clover/config.plist accordingly with Wordpad or Notepad.
      The location of the important configuration files for Clover are summarized below
      config.plist--->EFI/CLOVER folder DSDT.aml with or without SSDT.aml--->EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched (don't need one if your DSDT is auto patched by Clover in config.plist) Kexts eg FakeSMC, NullCPUPowerManagement --->EFI/CLOVER/kexts/<osx version> or /Other. NB BootDiskUtility by default already has FakeSMC.kext installed here.  You may need to add VoodooPS2Controller for your laptop keyboard/trackpad to work. If UEFI booting, you will most likely need one of the OsxAptioFixDrv-64 drivers copied from /EFI/CLOVER/drivers-off/drivers64UEFI to /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI. If you want to use the installer to run High Sierra in Windows on VMware, you can follow my guide to set up the Virtual Machine and replace Clover's default config with EFI_Clover for VMware (which is compatible to run in VMware).  In the screenshots below, I have attached the USB Installer (in this case PhysicalDrive7) to my macOS Virtual Machine.  Reboot the system to the USB installer to install High Sierra ...
      What happens if we don't have access to TransMac or Paragon Hard Disk Manager?
      Not a problem, as long as we get "OS X Base System" bootable, we can launch terminal from the Utilities Menu to copy the SharedSupport folder over to the Installer app.  In essence, we will build the full installer app = 5GB+ on the target HD eg "Macintosh HD", by copying both the "small" installer app = 15MB (on "OS X Base System") and the SharedSupport folder from the NTFS volume (mounted in this example on /Volumes/DATA)...
      -bash-3.2# cd / -bash-3.2# cp -R Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/ -bash-3.2# cp -R /Volumes/DATA/SharedSupport /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/  
      ...then start installation with the startosinstall utility...
      -bash-3.2# /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD --converttoapfs NO --applicationpath /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app  
      The above steps can be automated with the attached "startosinstall.command" script, which will assemble "Install macOS High Sierra.app" on "Macintosh HD" and launch the startosinstall utility targeting the "Macintosh HD" volume.  Copy/download to "Macintosh HD", then run in terminal (after attaching DATA USB with /Shared Support folder)...
      cd "/Volumes/Macintosh HD" chmod +x startosinstall.command ./startosinstall.command Updated Download Links for macOS Mojave 10.14.5_18F132
      Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
      BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist  
      Note: In Mojave, Apple has removed the --converttoapfs NO and --applicationpath arguments from the startosinstall utility....
       
      eg to use startosinstall for the above section "What happens if we don't have access to TransMac or Paragon Hard Disk Manager?", the syntax is now
      -bash-3.2# /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD  
      This basically means that for Mojave, the default installation will always convert the target volume to the apfs file system.
       
       
      startosinstall.command.zip
      InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.13.6.zip
      InstallInfo.plist_edited_10.14.5.zip
       
       
    • By lk_lima
      Olá Pessoal ,
       
      Tenho um Sony Vaio VPCEH e instalei o high sierra ,está tudo funcionando beleza o problema é que o boot está muito lento (cerca de 1 minuto e meio) quando uso a kext de bateria ACPIBatteryManager.kext do RehabMan ,quanto removo ela o boot não demora mais que 30s já tentei todas as versão da kext disponível no repositório . Anexei minhas informações e DSDT.
       
      Sony Vaio VPCEH 
      CPU: i5-2520M
      RAM:8 GB DDR3
      GPU: Intel HD3000
      MacBook Pro de Lucas.ioreg
      DSDT.aml
    • By rtke333
      Hi!

      Could anyone help me installing High Sierra on this system?
      I succesfully installed Sierra before on this system with help of Jake Lo (thanks!!), I just wondering if could High sierra possible to installed on this system?
      Boot stopped at this. I'll attach my Clover folder and a picture from boot.
      UEFI enabled, and for skylake I used IntelGraphicsDVMTfixup and IntelGraphicsFixup kexts. My bios is very limited and does not have any option to change dvmt prealloc or anything else.
      Everything works fine on Sierra.
      Here is my system:
       
      THIS TOPIC IS OUTDATED AND WILL NO LONGER UPDATED.
      PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK FOR GUIDE & UPDATED FILES:
      https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/338103-guide-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-mojave-windows/
       


      Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G-55TU
       
      (Note: Bootpack works fine with another versions of 591G, for example: V5-591G-71K2, -764Z, -59PU, etc.)

      Mobo: Skylake USOPP_SLS
      Bios: Insyde corp latest version
      CPU: Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.30 GHz (Skylake)
      GPU: Geforce GTX 950M 2 GB (optimus, disabled), Intel HD 530
      Ram: 8 GB DDR4 (4+4 GB)
      Wifi: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A, Replaced to BCM94352Z
      Ethernet: Realtek 8168B/8111B
      Audio: ALC 255 (layout-3 fix)
      Card Reader: Realtek
      HDD: 1 TB
      Dual-boot with Windows 10

      Any help appreciated!

      UPDATE! (2017.10.30)
      UPDATE! (2017.11.09)
      UPDATE! (2018.02.01)

      Successfully installed High Sierra 10.13, 10.13.1, 10.13.3
      SEE THIS POST: #49 IF YOU THINK YOUR CPU IS HOT (60+°C) OR NOT GOING UNDER 1.3GHz FREQUENCY WHEN IDLE
      (Original OSXLatitude post link: http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/10077-success-acer-aspire-v-15-v5-591g-55tu-high-sierra-dual-boot-windows/)
      Working:
      Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with BCM94352z: (enabled with BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, install them with Kext Utility or another kext installer) (Original WiFi is Qualcomm Atheros, unsupported but BT works) Hand-off with BCM94352z Full Graphics enabled on HD 530, HDMI, VGA. ALC 255 Audio: (Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack (microphone not tested) with layout-3 fix (you can use AppleHDAPatcher) Ethernet Realtek 8168B/8111B App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud (native) Integrated webcam (native) 3.0 USB (native) Touchpad and Keyboard: Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn. (VoodoPS2Controller.kext) Battery info: Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with kext utility or other installer. Sleep Mode: In High Sierra sleep mode not worked for me natively. Inject custom EDID to fix the blank screen after wake from sleep
      See here for instruction (thanks black.dragon74 and Jake Lo !!) Please add these 2 patches to ACPI\DSDT\Patches in your config.plist in order to avoid not responding applications after sleep: (added in "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip") HECI to IMEI 48454349 494d4549 EC0 to EC 4543305f 45435f5f Before updating to a new version of High Sierra please update kexts to new versions to avoid kernel panics Note: No need for "IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup.kext" so you should delete it. Not working:
      Original Wi-Fi: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle. NVIDIA GTX 950M: Optimus not supported. Card Reader: Unsupported For WiFi:
      You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used tp-link Archer T1U (5GHz support), Tp-link have official macOS drivers, you just need to install it (OR)Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kext I wrote above I'll attach my EFI folder for anyone who want to install High Sierra (acer_aspire_v5_591g_55tu_hs.zip).
      *REUPLOADED updated CLOVER folder, attached as "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip" (uploaded to OSXLatitude forum, can't upload here).
       
      I'm using High Sierra in Dual-boot with Windows 8.1. To do this in a clean install or with Windows installed first try my little minimal guide:
       
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive):
      1. Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it's no matter what), 1 for Mac), 
      2. Install Mac, boot with your USB, *mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder, copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,
      3. Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install. 
      4. Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:
      bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi 5. You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive):
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (you can search for it).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
      1. Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.
      2. Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.
      3. Restore from image: select your full system restore image.
      4. When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.
      5. Do Step 2. from "*" from clean install dual-boot above. but KEEP "Microsoft" FOLDER IN IT!
      6. Do Step 4. from clean install dual-boot above.
      7. You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (I only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      Make sure you have partitions in GPT The best version for restore method is Windows 8.1. It's using 200 MB EFI. Windows 10 using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. You can use with Windows 10, just ignore the errors IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT installer IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found)
      It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem) You also could "mount" the EFI from windows, for that open cmd and type: diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition, to manage files download totalcmd or explorer++ (run as admin)) remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) Here is a video from dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive):
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Q8uPkwcWQ
      Here some pictures:




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