Which of these two motherboards would give less hassle in a Hackintosh build - requiring fewer after install fixes/updates to get everything working in Mojave or High Sierra?
These are the only two Asus models that I can afford, fit the form factor in my build, and already have had a BIOS upgrade by Asus to 9th-generation - if I want to replace the CPU with an i9 in the future (for now I'll be using i7-8700 or even i3-8350k but I want to future proof a bit)
Hi guys. Just wanted to say this is my new favorite forum for mac hacks
I'm trying to get mojave to work, and using the guide's (moderator made, on the front page) clover folder I ALMOST got it! T.T
There's something still wrong tho. lol.
- Install to a HDD formated as case-sensitive APFS goes black at 2 minutes remaining. Is it supposed to fill the progress bar 100%? If so then I have a problem.
- Assuming the install went well, I tried to boot to "MacOS Prebooter" from clover screen and got that error.
I have a Z170m ASUS, awesome board. I'm sure it can be done. With Intel 6700k.
Latest clover. Guide's clover config!!
What do you guys think?
- mobo config problem
- other hardware thing (I have many harddrives connected?)
- clover config
- need some driver/kext
- something else
PS: I've tried upgrading with the App store download on a Sierra system to arrive in the same screen, with the same error.
I'll also spend some time today searching the forums. Just busy atm, and thanks for any help or tips!!
Elan PS2 Track Pad - [ACPI\VEN_ETD&DEV_0675 - system device -PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D23&SUBSYS_383117AA&REV_21]
Realtek Network - [PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_383317AA&REV_07]
SATA Controller - [PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D03&SUBSYS_382F17AA&REV_21]
USB 3.0 XHC - [PCI\VEN_808
--- Using Clover *
--- I'll attach it below.
I can't quite get it to install, and i've been going in circles for months now ...
I'll attach everything I have so far including, verbose pics, clover preboot, Clover folder, etc.
Here are some photos of the verbose text leading up to the installer, if maybe there is something useful in here?
And now photos of the installer
Above is an image of the Installer log, (the main pop up window loads from about 10 mins and stops arbitrarily at 2 minutes left, every time) of the nearly hundred attempts i have made, this is the final screen i get, pretty much no matter what i do.
Sometimes the the order of what it says is different , but the main things of interest are:
"Target is not convertible to APFS: This volume is not formatted as Mac OS Extended journaled."
"Warning: Couldn't find Board ID, Chip ID, & ECID in new namespace, falling back"
"Unable to get fs for null"
" NO native mechanism to verify Applediagnostics.chunklist"
" NO native mechanism to verify Installfa.plist"
" NO native mechanism to verify Basesystem.dmg"
" NO native mechanism to verify AppleDiagnostics.dmg"
" NO native mechanism to verify InstallESD.dmg"
" NO native mechanism to verify Basesystem.chumklist"
I have tried many many ... many .. different combinations of kexts, drivers, copies of clover, forks of clover - different copies of drivers and kexts from different sources.. including from all the official repositories.
* I am not trying to install with APFS - the drive i am using is a spinning HDD - so i don't understand the first line quote above.
* I am using a usb2 slot - there is only two on this machine - 1- usb2 and 1- usb3
* As you'll see in the Clover folder i'm using APFSdriverloader. - so the installer should detect the installer-APFS-thing - and see it should be HFS+ ?? no?
I'll detail the procedures:
I wiped the Target HDD drive with a live linux USB.
i prepair the USB with Createinstallmedia method, install clover to the EFI on usb, load kexts and drivers (I've been recently attempting with the Plist from a 'certain other site' Ton*****86) As it has the dvmt preallocation patch and other bits - i'm of course open to ANY other files/pLists .. this is just the one i've been experimenting with lately.)
Add ' -v ' in clover options to see the verbose output
in the installer (acts sketchy sorta, delayed and sluggish) i use DiskUtility to erase the drive 'Macos extended journaled'
Make initial selections, agree to license and begin install.
it proceeds to 2 minutes left every time, and hangs. many times i've left it for hours, and even overnight.
I'm honestly not kidding, it's nearly 100 times ive' tried this, i've downloaded high sierra from the app store 5 times to rule out that, i've used countless combinations of everything .. i'm almost completely burned out.
If anyone can shed some light i'll be VERY thankful!... I'm ready to go in a completely new direction...please please please help
I'll put the Clover in the next post because i ran out of space in this one......
Here is the latest clover i've been using, with the preboot, and DSDT/SSDT (F2 & F4) in it.
I'm really hoping someone has the experience and ability to help me iron out the last remaining issue on my build.
The motherboard is: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 and I'm running a Alpine Ridge thunderbolt card (Revision 2). I've gotten everything working for the most part with the exception of Thunderbolt hotplug. This is the last piece of the puzzle. I've tried so many different DSDT/SSDT's, cable plugged in, and unplugged, without any luck at all.
I've managed to get my Focusrite Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt working and it's showing up under the PCI section. It works great, until I shut the device off and turn it back on. I'd really like to try to get this hotplug issue sorted out, but I've had absolutely no luck so far.
I've managed to get the Alpine Ridge NHI and USB controllers showing up in the PCI section too, but for some reason, the USB lists a bunch of ',,,,,,,,' after the name.
I'll be the first to admit - I don't really know a whole lot about what I'm doing with this stuff, but I've attached relevant files in hopes someone more experienced and knowledable can help me get this working.