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Holy {censored}. This is one detailed write up. Great job.

 

Thanks  :) and there is more to come, I'm hoping that the guide will be easy to follow for first time hackintoshers. 

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I would love to see the old guide from the ton_ma_ forums.  I can't believe they removed it!  I need all that data in there; the mod's recent post isn't the same information... :( 

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it's a bible! Nice Work!

 

Thanks MaLd0n.  I see you have been very busy on the forums posting great content and helping, excellent!

 

Stunning Work!

 

Cheers, I hope its helps.

 

I would love to see the old guide from the ton_ma_ forums.  I can't believe they removed it!  I need all that data in there; the mod's recent post isn't the same information... :(

 

Hi bluesceens, sorry but I removed the guide from their site. I won't detail reasons why, but apologise for any inconvenience caused. I left a guide in pdf form for followers to download, I thinks it's since been removed.

 

Amazing write-up, indeed

What happened to your post/thread on TM86? Was looking for it for guidance..

- or is this guide complete/the same?

 

Thanks, this guide will be very similar but more in depth. 

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Cool, Glasgood,

 

Can I somehow get that PDF - or will this new guide on InsanelyMac also come as a PDF?  :angel:

 

Hi, it's not a perfectly formatted PDF as I saved the webpage using Safari as a pdf.  When this guide is finished use Safari to export the web page as a pdf. 

 

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I'd like to get the old PDF too - great info in there I need..

 

I appreciate you asking for the old PDF, but I'm not going to encourage or promote the use of specific TM tools from the old guide.  This guide when complete will have near same / similar content and hopefully provide better insight. The guide at this moment has everything you need for a successful build providing you are using the parts in the list. 

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Understood; thanks for answering. 

 

Quick question: given the Asus Z370-G Gaming MATX MB has wifi and bluetooth built in (Realtek, if I'm not mistaken) -- is there any way to get that wifi working, or is the reason you and the chef added a card due to the fact that Realtek isn't supported / working in MacOS?  

 

I added a Crystal Studios somesuch cheapie (Amazon $10) USB bluetooth 'card', but I can't consistently get my BT stuff to work.  For example, I have the Logitech K780/M720 pair, which is made to move seamlessly between two computers' bluetooth connections (ie control two machines by flipping to another BT channel) - it works great on a real iMac 2015 and every PC I've tried (including a W10 PC with that same US Crystal Studios USB bit) but when I put it on the Asus, BT is recognized, but the mouse and keyboard do not pair reliably enough for use.  

 

I'd like to get the Realtek (built-in) stuff working, without USB extras required; is that possible? 

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After a bit of research and googling:

 

1.  The RTL8723BE has no Mac drivers, and the situation isn't likely to change anytime soon.

2.  An option is a Mini-PCIe card - BCM94352HBM.  One would need to buy a PCIe adapter, though, to put into a PC.  The total cost of this is $30 + $20 or so - about $50.  

3.  Seems simplest, given we have a MATX case at our disposal with M2 MB to simply get the M2 version, BCM94352Z, AKA Dell DW1560, and put it in one of the two M2 slots on the motherboard.  The total cost of this is about $30; no card adapter is required, and the antenna from Asus would simply be attached to the M2 card directly.  

Any reason not to pursue this?  If I eventually plan to upgrade to a Samsung 960 1TB drive, I still would have a single M2 slot free; does anyone see any issues with this?  Wireless cabling running through my case, more so than if I plugged something into PCIe, perhaps... 

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After a bit of research and googling:

 

1.  The RTL8723BE has no Mac drivers, and the situation isn't likely to change anytime soon.

2.  An option is a Mini-PCIe card - BCM94352HBM.  One would need to buy a PCIe adapter, though, to put into a PC.  The total cost of this is $30 + $20 or so - about $50.  

3.  Seems simplest, given we have a MATX case at our disposal with M2 MB to simply get the M2 version, BCM94352Z, AKA Dell DW1560, and put it in one of the two M2 slots on the motherboard.  The total cost of this is about $30; no card adapter is required, and the antenna from Asus would simply be attached to the M2 card directly.  

Any reason not to pursue this?  If I eventually plan to upgrade to a Samsung 960 1TB drive, I still would have a single M2 slot free; does anyone see any issues with this?  Wireless cabling running through my case, more so than if I plugged something into PCIe, perhaps... 

 

 

I am using the ABWB 802.11AC WI-FI with Bluetooth 4.0 PCI-Express (PCI-E) BCM943602CS Combo Card in my build, I choose that card so that iMassages, iCloud and Air drop would work. 

Did not know at the time, but I could have used a wifi card from a MacBook Air and placed it in a M.2 adapter, then I could have used the two antennas from the M.2 wifi card that I removed from my Asus board.

The MacBook Air wifi card has two connectors for antenna, if you are looking for a smooth hassle free iCloud, iMessages etc, then I would suggest to get an Apple Wifi card and adapter from ebay.

 

 

 

 

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Fantastic guide, definitely given me the incentive to retire my old GA-Z87X- OC FORCE - this guide will prove invaluable, thank you sir and well done.

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@glasgood

My ASUS X Hero has onboard wifi and bluetooth.

Ingot this version of the MB because I figured/was hoping an onboard solution would work better.

Any idea if I can make it work, or if I have to get another, external card(s)?

Thanks! :)

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My ASUS X Hero has onboard wifi and bluetooth.

Ingot this version of the MB because I figured/was hoping an onboard solution would work better.

Any idea if I can make it work, or if I have to get another, external card(s)?

Thanks! :)

Here's how to tell what you have: 

 

1.  Go to the Asus page for your hardware. 

2.  Find the Support section, Drivers section, and select Windows 10 64 bit. 

3.  Find the driver for Wifi.  Google the driver version. 

4.  The first hit is a Realtek RTL8723BE in Google.  That's what you have.  Nobody can make the Realtek Wifi work in OS X. 

 

So - buy what's been tried in this thread, or the OS X Wifi threads.  The Dell 1830, 1550, 1560 models seem to work.  I'm just debating the best form factor and wifi antenna adapter now.

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Here's how to tell what you have:

 

1. Go to the Asus page for your hardware.

2. Find the Support section, Drivers section, and select Windows 10 64 bit.

3. Find the driver for Wifi. Google the driver version.

4. The first hit is a Realtek RTL8723BE in Google. That's what you have. Nobody can make the Realtek Wifi work in OS X.

 

So - buy what's been tried in this thread, or the OS X Wifi threads. The Dell 1830, 1550, 1560 models seem to work. I'm just debating the best form factor and wifi antenna adapter now.

Hi Bluescreens,

Thanks - however, I dont quite understand what you mean:

Firstly, as far as I can tell, there are several versions of Realtek drivers for my MB - and secondly AFAIK there are plenty of working Realtek drivers/kexts out there (unless Im much mistaken Im using one in my current Hackintosh), so just to clarify:

 

Are you talking about the SPECIFIC drivers not working under OS X (8723BE, 8822BE and others I found), or are you telling me that Realtek wifi in general doesnt work on OS X?

Thanks! :)

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Hi Bluescreens,

Thanks - however, I dont quite understand what you mean:

Firstly, as far as I can tell, there are several versions of Realtek srivers for my MB - and secondly AFAIK there are plenty of working Realtek drivers/kexts out there (unless Im much mistaken Im using one in my current Hackintosh), so just to clarify:

 

Are you talking about the SPECIFIC drivers bot working under OS X (8723BE, 8822BE and others I found), or are you telling me that Realtek wifi in general doesnt work on OS X?

Thanks! :)

 

Look at the latest wifi driver on the Asus website.  Google that number.  That tells you what hardware you have.  Google that, and you can see nobody can make it work with MacOS.  

 

So we're stuck coming up with another solution.  I'm trying to find something that works reliably, has 3 antenna (1300 mbps max) on the PCIe adapter card side, and has the Bluetooth USB wiring on-board, if that's in fact required.  So many questions.... it's very unclear right now.  :( 

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OK, so I finally made a decision.  I bought this: 

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Wireless-1830-ABGNAC-WLAN-BT-NGFF-Card-BCM943602BAED-GKCG2-For-XPS-15-9550/282120771022?hash=item41afb555ce:g:XT4AAOSwCfdXpeEg

 

and this:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Set-BCM94360CD-BCM94331CD-to-PCI-E-1X-Adapter-4-x-Wireless-Antenna-USB-Cable/172990944818?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

 

I'm hoping it will all work - with Handoff, iPhone calling, etc.  The adapter card is PCIe 1x, and it has the cabling required for the Bluetooth linkage to the motherboard's internal USB header.  Hope it works!  I should know in about a month.  :) 

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Fantastic guide, definitely given me the incentive to retire my old GA-Z87X- OC FORCE - this guide will prove invaluable, thank you sir and well done.

 

Thank you,  great performance on the new Coffee Lake ! 

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Look at the latest wifi driver on the Asus website.  Google that number.  That tells you what hardware you have.  Google that, and you can see nobody can make it work with MacOS.  

 

So we're stuck coming up with another solution.  I'm trying to find something that works reliably, has 3 antenna (1300 mbps max) on the PCIe adapter card side, and has the Bluetooth USB wiring on-board, if that's in fact required.  So many questions.... it's very unclear right now.  :(

OK, I´m very confused - if you are right.

Like I said: There are plenty of builds on the unmentionable hackintosh forum using Realtek wifi, from what I can tell - so I´m not sure why it´s not doable.

Perhaps High Sierra demands a different solution?

 

FYI: I´m running Intel I218V2 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet with IntelMausiEthernet.kext

 

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      - Integrated webcam(native)
      - 3.0 USB (native)
      - Touchpad and Keyboard(ELAN501): Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn-> To fix this try Karabiner (VoodoPS2Controller.kext), - for gestures try SmartTouchpad drivers
      - Battery info:Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with Kext Utility or other installer.
      - Sleep Mode
      - SSD with TRIM enabled (to enable trim, open Terminal and write "sudo trimforce enable")
      Not working:
      - Original Wi-Fi (Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A):  unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle.
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Optimus not supported.
      - Card Reader: Unsupported -> Can't really fix because I don't have any SD Card at the moment, maybe can be fixed by adding Prod & Ven IDs to AppleStorageDevices.kext, I never used it anyway. name: "USB2.0-CRW" Prod ID: "0x0129" Ven ID: "0x0bda  (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)"
      For Wi-Fi:
      - 1st method:You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used TP-Link Archer T1U (5GHz support), TP-Link has official macOS drivers, you just need to install it
      -2nd and I think the best method:Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Zcard (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, they're all in my attached zip). You could buy this card from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon
       
      Issues:
      - None
      BIOS Settings:
      - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)
      - Secure Boot: Disabled
      - Touchpad: Advanced
      - Boot mode:UEFI
      Getting ready for Installation:
      - Download the install zip (bootpack & postinstall): Click here -> acer_aspire_v591g_installfiles.zip
      Installation:
      - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager)
      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
       
      Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict>  
      PowerManagement  fix:
      Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13):

      <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows.
       

       
      Before updating to a new version of Mojave please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
      Mojave & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   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), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (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
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      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:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode 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)
      Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI
      remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI)
      2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI)
      Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI
      mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI)
      Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip"-> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
    • By ciriousjoker
      TLDR:
      I'm trying to boot MacOS on a Chromebook without UEFI. I'm stuck at getting the bootloader (Chameleon/Clover) to work.  
      My setup / context:
      I have an Acer Chromebook Spin 13.
      Available ports:
      2 x USB-C 1 x USB-A 3.0 MicroSD Slot No USB A 2.0 (I've read that Clover has problems with USB 3.0) Firmware:
      There's no UEFI firmware available and by default, it doesn't even allow booting anything other than ChromeOS. Thanks to MrChromebox (big shoutouts!), I flashed a custom legacy bios that allows me to boot anything linux related. This bios is flashed into the RW_LEGACY section of the existing bootloader (coreboot afaik) and doesn't have any configuration options. If I have to change a setting, I could try compiling his bios payload myself with the specific setting enabled.  
      What I've tried so far:
      Chameleon attempts:
      Only selected setting was "Install chameleon on the chosen path", rest was unselected.
       
      1 - Install chameleon first without restoring the basesystem:
      Output:
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: done
      (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down
      Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE".
       
      2 - Install Chameleon after restoring the base system:
      Output:
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: doneboot1: /boot       <- Exactly like that, no line break in between
      (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down)
       
      I haven't been able to reproduce #2 after wiping the drive and doing the same thing again. Subsequent attempts have resulted in either #1 of either Chameleon or Clover.
      Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER".
       
      Clover attempts:
      I tried multiple settings and configurations, but all of them boiled down to either one of these.
       
      1 - Doesn't do anything, just hangs at "Booting from usb..."
      2 - Boots into the blue/grey mode as shown in the attached images.
      According to MrChromebox, this could be an old Tianocore DUET It doesn't detect anything (cpu frequency, ram, partitions or disks)  
      I've read pretty much every article, github readme and other types of documentation for coreboot, tianocore, clover, chameleon and MrChromebox' rw_legacy payloads and right now, I'm totally clueless as to what to try next...
       
      A few questions that came up:
      Why does chameleon hang? What is it looking for, /boot was clearly written to the disk by the Chameleon installer? What exactly is the blue/grey image? According to MrChromebox, it could be Tianocore DUET Where does it come from? Clover? The mainboard itself? Why does the blue/grey thing not detect my processor frequency or any partitions/drives? Can I use some sort of DUET bootloader to chainload Clover?  
      If you guys could answer any of them or if you have any other guesses or information as to what's happening, I'd be really happy!
      Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE.txt
      Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER.txt





    • By outdoormagic
      Short Version:
      I have two drives with the exact same EFI folder (and I can boot into Clover from either one), shouldn't I be able to boot into MacOS from either one?
       
      More Detail:
      I've done a few hacks so far and this never happened. (Gigabyte z370 / 8700k / Vega, Asus z390 / i5-9600k / 1080). Now, I'm setting up a ThinkPad X1 Gen 6. (Yes, I do expect problems on laptops, but that's not the question).
       
      Mojave 10.14.4 now boots from the internal SSD. So far, so good. Here's the problem.
       
      I installed Mojave on a USB drive (for backup / rescue) and copied the entire EFI partition of my boot drive to the EFI partition on the USB drive. So... I should be able to boot from the USB drive, right? Wrong. Ran Clover installer on the USB itself. Same outcome.
       
      With F12, I can boot from the USB into Clover and select the OS on the USB. The boot sequence hangs on End Random Seed, but before the usual '++++++++' line.
      So, boot into Clover on internal boot drive, then select OS on USB. Same thing.
       
      Read the forums, I saw the posts about AptioMemoryFix, so I tried the various other drivers on the USB. No go.
       
      I haven't found the solution yet to the USB boot issue, but what puzzles me is that if I have two drives with the exact same EFI folder (and I can boot into Clover from either one), shouldn't I be able to boot into MacOS from either one?
       
       
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