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High Sierra installer doesn't see SSD drives @ ASUS P5K-PRO XEON E5450

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Hello friends, 

 

High Sierra installer doesn't recognize any SATA SSD drives on my machine.

 

Both SSD drives show up in BIOS and Clover.

 

I can even do a boot from Clover when I select an SSD drive (but I need to do a fresh install, that's why I ask this question).

 

How do I make High Sierra recognize SSD?

 

I am running necro setup ASUS P5K-PRO (775 socket) with XEON E5450 on board. Latest BIOS is 1303 with 771 socket microcodes and AHCI support added. AHCI enabled for both SATA drives.


I am using FakeSMCNullCPUPowerManagement kexts.

Command line argument I need to boot to installer is ncpi=0x2000


One drive is brand new, the other one works fine on another machine.

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hello

 

did u try this

<dict>
                <key>Comment</key>
                <string>fix IO error for 10.13, credit SunKi</string>
                <key>MatchOS</key>
                <string>10.13.x</string>
                <key>Disabled</key>
                <false/>
                <key>Name</key>
                <string>AppleAHCIPort</string>
                <key>Find</key>
                <data>RYX2D5XCiciD4P5mhcl4D4TSdQs=</data>
                <key>Replace</key>
                <data>iciD4P5mhckPmMFBCMyQkJCQdQs=</data>
            </dict>
            <dict>
                <key>Comment</key>
                <string>fix hotplug for 10.13, credit SunKi</string>
                <key>MatchOS</key>
                <string>10.13.x</string>
                <key>Disabled</key>
                <false/>
                <key>Name</key>
                <string>AppleAHCIPort</string>
                <key>Find</key>
                <data>icglQGACAD1AIAAAdQyB4b9///+Ji1EBAAA=</data>
                <key>Replace</key>
                <data>kJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJCQkJA=</data>
            </dict>

kexttopatch in clover

 

good hack

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Thank you, I will try that. Just wanted to add that my SSD drive appears in a diskutil list output in the installer.

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Thank you very much for your cooperation.

 

The solution turned out to be really simple. I had to format SSD to HFS+ GUID on another machine after that installer's disk utility was able to recognize my SSD.

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