I'm trying to get a clean install of High Sierra, but didn't manage to get too far... stuck on pre-installer with some errors.
General flow that i've tried, following relevant guides and some success stories:
1. Used [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] to create bootable usb drive.
2. Tried to use different options, UEFI boot mode, Legacy boot mode, with and without Clover configuration...
In legacy mode it restarts after last error, while in uefi it hangs on kextd stall...
Screens with error and clover folder/config attached.
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 EVO
CPU: i7 2600K (not overlocked)
Graphics: Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB
Memory: Kingston 16 GB (2x8gb) 1333MHz
Storage: SSD Samsung 860 EVO 500GB + Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
Are this components compatible with High Sierra? From what i see on other threads, people got it working somehow.
Should i use Legacy boot mode as of advice from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or is possible to get it working with UEFI? Which one is better?
How to get rid of "Unsupported CPU for reporter"?
Any help would be highly appreciated. I'm desperate on wasting time to get it working.
CLOVER DUAL BOOT MOJAVE & WINDOWS 10 GUIDE
INCLUDES MBR / LEGACY BIOS TO GPT / EFI CONVERSION
USING MBR2GPT TOOL
PREREQUISITE: Two physical discs ( SSD’s or HDD’s )
STEP 1 - Clover dual boot configuration
Open config.plist with Clover Configurator
Legacy = PBR Timeout = True ( will remove the Timeout countdown, from Clover boot menu)
Scan / Custom
Entries = True Tool = True Legacy = False ( removes extra Windows 10 entries )
- Preboot ( macOS Preboot )
- Recovery ( macOS Recovery )
So at boot you will have two options: boot macOS Mojave or Windows 10
STEP 2 - Using a drive without Windows 10 installed
Disconnect system drive that contains your macOS Mojave install from computer ( This is so that Windows does not overwrite existing macOS Mojave boot loader )
Proceed with a Windows 10 UEFI install.
After installation reconnect macOS Mojave Drive, the Windows installation should now be detected and usable in Clover.
If Windows 10 is not detected or able to boot, then verify you installed Windows 10 as UEFI and not MBR ----> ( Read step 2 - For a drive with Windows 10 installed )
STEP 2 - Using a drive with Windows 10 already installed
Verify your Windows install is GPT / UEFI or MBR / Legacy BIOS.
If Windows install is GPT UEFI then Windows 10 install is ready to use at Clover boot menu, you should be able to boot into Windows directly from Clover boot screen.
But if Windows drive is detected at Clover boot screen, but when booting Windows you get a black screen with a cursor on the top left,
then this is most likely because Windows drive is MBR ( Legacy BIOS ). You can easily convert MBR to GPT using Windows MBR2GPT tool ( this saves hours work having to reinstall Windows 10 and setting up all your applications again )
If Windows 10 install is MBR / Legacy BIOS then simply convert to GPT / UEFI following instructions below ( read video summary and view video )
** To use Windows 10 MBR2GPT tool you must have Windows 10 version 1703 ( creators update ) or later and less than 3 partitions on
the Windows 10 drive **
Confirm Windows 10 drive is MBR Legacy BIOS ( in Windows Disk Management ) Reboot into Windows PE ( Advanced Startup ) Convert from MBR Legacy BIOS to GPT UEFI ( using commands below ) mbr2gpt /validate mbr2gpt /convert Restart Verify Windows 10 drive has changed to GPT UEFI ( in Windows Disk Management )
After conversion Windows 10 is ready to use at the Clover boot menu
STEP 3 - Stop Windows Boot manager from overriding Clover boot manager
How to stop Windows boot manager from overriding your Hackintosh Clover boot manager when using dual booting between macOS and Windows
[SOLVED] 1st hackintosh, High Sierra installer won't start - "This version of Mac OS X is not supported on this platform"By JackRabbitSlim
This is my first hackintosh. To be completely honest there's still a lot I'm trying to figure out... And considering I can't even get the installer to begin, seems like there's something I'm just not understanding. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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...)
Gigabyte Z390 Designare
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!
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:
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!
Framebuffer patching in Mojave
Binary patching framebuffers using KextsToPatch in Clover is no longer a viable method in Mojave for Skylake and above. Now you need to use Lilu + WhateverGreen.
Not just for Mojave
This method of framebuffer patching is not only required for Mojave we recommend it for all previous and future releases of macOS.
Coffee Lake Users
Please note that the new WhateverGreen will not work with fake Kaby Lake platform-id's. You will need to have either macOS 10.14 Beta 4 (18A336e) or macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G2112). The latter is a special build only available to MacBookPro15,1 or MacBookPro15,2 board id's. You can create a macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G2112) installer by running installinstallmacos.py. (Update: vit9696 added back ability to fake Kaby Lake platform-id's)
Lilu + WhateverGreen
WhateverGreen is going to replace all the other video patching plugins for Lilu (it currently has merged WhateverGreen, IntelGraphicsFixup, NvidiaGraphicsFixup, Shiki and CoreDisplayFixup). Others will likely follow (such as AppleALC, HibernationFixup and IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup). This is aiming to be the all-in-one solution for video.
2. Turn off all graphics injections in Clover:
3. Disable DSDT Clover fixes:
4. Disable UseIntelHDMI
5. Remove boot argument: -disablegfxfirmware
6. Remove any IGPU and HDMI entries from:
7. Remove any IGPU and HDMI related SSDT and DSDT from:
8. Renaming GFX0 -> IGPU
- WhateverGreen will do this automatically (see caveat below)
- Be aware that WhateverGreen does not rename all instances of GFX0 -> IGPU but should be okay in most cases
- You may need to include Clover GFX0 -> IGPU rename for other kexts or ACPI patching that require it
Compile Lilu + WhateverGreen
Download WhateverGreen. Make sure you place the debug version of Lilu into the root of WhateverGreen before you compile. Install Lilu and WhateverGreen kext's into the usual place. Compile WhateverGreen as debug if you want to view debug output.
Having trouble compiling?
If you're having trouble compiling you can download the official release binaries or download my (unsupported) build_lilu.sh shell script and run it in a folder to download and build Lilu + WhateverGreen using Xcode automatically. I recommend you try the debug versions first (place them into Clover's EFI/Clover/kexts/Other folder).
Get the device path of your IGPU:
Download and use the gfxutil tool like so:
$ ./gfxutil -f IGPU DevicePath = PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) ig-platform-id
For the AAPL,ig-platform-id (AAPL,snb-platform-id for Sandy Bridge) entry Clover requires this value to be in Data format so you need to reverse the bytes. So if you want your platform-id to be 0x3EA50009 first reverse the bytes (0900A53E) then use Xcode's plist editor to add the values to Clover's config.plist.
What ig-platform-id should I use for my system?
You should choose one that is the closest match to your system. I recommend you do some research on this before choosing one. See post #2 for available options. More info can be found here.
You can determine the generation of your CPU by the first digit after the hyphen.
- Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2760QM (Gen 2)
- Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5257U CPU @ 2.70GHz (Gen 5)
- Intel(R) Core(TM) m3-6Y30 (Gen 6)
- Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8350U (Gen 8)
Spoofing Intel CPU Gen
If you need to spoof a different Intel CPU generation you can use the lilucpu=N boot flag. The N refers to the following Intel generations:
4 SandyBridge 5 IvyBridge 6 Haswell 7 Broadwell 8 Skylake 9 KabyLake 10 CoffeeLake To spoof a CPU you will need to set a valid device-id in your GPU entry in Devices/Properties for the appropriate Intel generation.
Eg. Spoofing Skylake (lilucpu=8 boot flag with device-id=0x16190000), Kaby Lake (lilucpu=9 boot flag with device-id=0x12590000).
Here are some recommended frames:
Gen 2: Sandy Bridge (Intel HD Graphics 2000/3000)
- Support started with OS X 10.7.x and ended with macOS 10.13.6
- Metal support is not available
- device-id: 0x0102 0x0106 0x010A 0x0112 0x0116 0x0122 0x0126
- AAPL,snb-platform-id (desktop): 0x00030010 (default)
- AAPL,snb-platform-id (laptop): 0x00010000 (default)
Gen 3: Ivy Bridge (Intel HD Graphics 2500/4000)
- Support started with OS X 10.8.x
- device-id: 0x0152 0x0156 0x0162 0x0166
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x0166000A (default), 0x01620005
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x01660003 (default), 0x01660009, 0x01660004
Gen 4: Haswell (Intel HD Graphics 4200-5200)
- Support started with OS X 10.9.x
- device-id: 0x0D26 0x0A26 0x0A2E 0x0D22 0x0412
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x0D220003 (default)
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x0A160000 (default), 0x0A260005 (recommended)
Gen 5: Broadwell (Intel HD Graphics 5300-6300)
- Support started with OS X 10.10.2
- device-id: 0x0BD1 0x0BD2 0x0BD3 0x1606 0x160E 0x1616 0x161E 0x1626 0x1622 0x1612 0x162B
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x16220007 (default)
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x16260006 (default)
Gen 6: Skylake (Intel HD Graphics 510-580)
- Support started with OS X 10.11.4
- device-id: 0x1916 0x191E 0x1926 0x1927 0x1912 0x1932 0x1902 0x1917 0x193B 0x191B
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x19120000 (default)
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x19160000 (default)
Gen 7: Kaby Lake (Intel HD Graphics 610-650)
- Support started with macOS 10.12.6
- device-id: 0x5912 0x5916 0x591B 0x591C 0x591E 0x5926 0x5927 0x5923 0x87C0
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x59160000 (default)
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x591B0000 (default)
Gen 8: Coffee Lake (Intel UHD Graphics 630)
- Support started with macOS 10.13.6 (17G2112) / 10.14 beta 4 (18A336e)
- device-id: 0x3E9B 0x3EA5 0x3EA6 0x3E92 0x3E91 0x3E98
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (desktop): 0x3EA50000 (default), 0x3E9B0007 (recommended)
- AAPL,ig-platform-id (laptop): 0x3EA50009 (default)
WhateverGreen does most of the work automatically for you and in most cases you do not need any extra Framebuffer Patching. At the minimum though you should choose an ig-platform-id suitable for your system and place it in config.plist/Devices/Properties like this:
Here are some reasons why you might need extra Framebuffer Patching:
- Setting DVMT for those who can't set it above 32 MB in BIOS (framebuffer-stolenmem / framebuffer-fbmem)
- Setting higher VRAM for 4K users who experience graphical glitches (framebuffer-unifiedmem)
- Disabling eGPU (disable-external-gpu)
- Enable pixel clock patch for 4K support (enable-hdmi20)
- Disabling connectors to enable sleep (framebuffer-pipecount / framebuffer-portcount / framebuffer-conX-type=-1)
- Removing CNConnectorAlwaysConnected flag for eDP laptop screens on < 10.13.6 (framebuffer-con0-flags=0x00000090)
- Changing connector types to match your systems ports (framebuffer-conX-type)
Framebuffer Patching Types
We have three different types of patches:
1. Arbitrary (Recommended)
framebuffer-patch-enable (required to enable below) framebuffer-framebufferid (optional; defaults to current platform-id) (all below are optional) framebuffer-mobile framebuffer-pipecount framebuffer-portcount framebuffer-memorycount framebuffer-stolenmem framebuffer-fbmem framebuffer-unifiedmem framebuffer-cursormem (Haswell only) framebuffer-camellia framebuffer-flags framebuffer-conX-enable (required to enable below) framebuffer-conX-index framebuffer-conX-busid framebuffer-conX-pipe framebuffer-conX-type framebuffer-conX-flags 2. All Data
framebuffer-conX-enable (required to enable below) framebuffer-conX-alldata 3. Find / Replace
framebuffer-patchX-enable (required to enable below) framebuffer-patchX-framebufferid (optional; defaults to current platform-id) framebuffer-patchX-find framebuffer-patchX-replace framebuffer-patchX-count (optional; defaults to 1) You should place your patches in config.plist/Devices/Properties in Clover config.plist.
Here are some example patches:
- 32MB BIOS, 19MB stolen (framebuffer) 9MB fbmem (cursor) 2048MB unifiedmem (vram)
- Pipe / Port Count 3 to 2
- Connector 1 DP to HDMI
- Connector 2 Disable
Here is an example of the All Data method:
Here is an example of the Find / Replace method:
There are two ways to dump your framebuffer data (both require WhateverGreen + Lilu debug versions):
1. Using -igfxdump boot flag to dump IGPU framebuffer kext to /AppleIntelFramebuffer_X_Y (root of your boot drive)
There are several ways of reading this dump:
- Using 010 Editor along with the IntelFramebuffer.bt template
- Using Hackintool File->Open menu
2. Using -igfxfbdump boot flag to dump native and patched framebuffer table to ioreg at IOService:/IOResources/WhateverGreen
There are several ways of reading this dump:
- Using dump_platformlist.sh shell script
- Using Hackintool File->Import->IOReg Dump menu
3. Using Hackintool Framebuffer->macOS 10.14 menu
To get debug output from Lilu use the -liludbgall liludump=60 boot flags. You will need to compile Lilu and WhateverGreen as debug for both of these flags to work. Log files should be located at /var/log/Lilu_*.
To view debug paste the following into Terminal (weglog.txt will output to your home directory):
log show --predicate 'process == "kernel" AND (eventMessage CONTAINS "WhateverGreen" OR eventMessage CONTAINS "Lilu")' --style syslog --source --last boot >weglog.txt Getting Help
To help the users of this forum diagnose issues with your configuration please generate a Lilu debug log and then run gen_debug.sh to generate a folder of debug files you can attach to a forum post requesting help.
- vit9696 and lvs1974 for WhateverGreen (Full Credits) and Lilu (Full Credits)
- Andrey1970 for his guide on applelife.ru
- RehabMan for all data patching method, ioreg framebuffer dump and other contributions