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[Solved] Installer reboots at "2 minutes remaining"

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Hi everyone,

I am installing Mojave 10.14 release on a legacy 775 motherboard PC:

Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6
Core 2 Extreme QX9770
4 x Kingston DDR2 800ghz Ram
Galaxy GTX460 1GB
120GB SSD Leven JS500120C

I pulled out 2 mechanical HDDs before installation, when I reach the macOS installer booting from the usb drive, I format the SSD to HFS+ / GUID and start the installation process, but the installer reboots at "About 2 minutes remaining", I captured the verbose mode screen before it shutdown in just half a second. (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f2UtVAS6CajXQI0-CNMSi1RGVNHhEopw/view?usp=sharing)

The installer did copy files to the SSD and generate a boot entry in clover, but when I boot from it, it still stuck at "less than a minute remaining" and can't finish the installation process. I guess the reason is the installer is not yet completed to copy all the required installation files to the SSD. So I was thinking am I messed up with the clover bootloader, or my graphic card gtx480 is already too old too support Mojave? Thank you!

Attached is the clover config.plist

config.plist

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There's a known issue with Core2 platforms; it was discussed in various discussions when Mojave betas got out. Remeber that Mojave does not support any Mac model prior to 2012 (except Mac Pro)...

Eg: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macos-10-14-mojave-on-unsupported-macs-thread.2121473/

https://www.apple.com/macos/how-to-upgrade/#hardware-requirements

 

You'll have to do a search because I can't recall all the details but Dodsdude1's patcher normally takes care of that.

 

I understand that all Core2 platforms require removal of /S/L/UserEventsPlugins/com.apple.telemetry.plugin by or replacement by High Sierra's version. I can confirm this was the case with Mojave beta on my old C2D Dell Latitude D630 laptop.

https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/10726-macos-1014-mojave-betas-releases/?tab=comments#comment-83099

 

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hi Hervé

yes I tried using Dodsdude1's patcher and I installed mojave successfully, thank you!
Hoever I still need to enable some of the the legacy hacks inside the patcher, the problem probably relates to com.apple.telemetry.plugin. I also read that macruqmor post before since I got a mid-2010 13" MacBook pro, but i don't know this can be applied to hackintoshes as well.
If I didn't enable any of the hacks, mojave would reboot when entering 2nd stage apple boot logo.
Now I am going to solve tons of audio, graphics and lan kext, many thanks.

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Help,

I'm wanna try to install newer version of macOS on my old PC, then i'm download mojave from AppStore then create bootable using mojave patcher program from dosdude and clover then.

 

After succsesfull booting from USB then open disk utility hard drive not showing/detect on there and when os install also (only flashdisk installer showing), before i'm tried make bootable previous version macos and this same problem :'( also

 

But i'm not faced this problem on installer from distro hackintosh zone in Yosemite-Sierra 

 

Now i'm using Sierra zone for while....

 

please anyone explain how to fix this. 

my PC specification :

Intel Core 2 duo e8500

Asus p5k

nVidia 9500gt

 

thanks,

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On 10/1/2018 at 10:21 AM, winipcfg said:

[...] but the installer reboots at "About 2 minutes remaining"

 

For what it's worth, the reboot during setup issue occurs on my (supported) setup as well. The USB installer always reboots at the "two minutes remaining" mark. If you boot this entry (with the USB clover), it will launch and then reboot again after a minute. When you boot it a third time, the setup will launch again, and this time, finish until the end. It does mean an unattended install is no longer possible since you need to be around when it reboots to select the proper boot device (your USB installation media) and the proper Volume.

 

This occurs for me with High Sierra and Mojave, it didn't before. It does not seem related to the APFS conversion as it still occurs when installing over an APFS drive.

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I have a similar problem, but I don't see any error message. The installer just goes black at two minutes. I thought that was intended. Or is it supposed to run until 100% and only then reboot?

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I don't know, for me the High Sierra and Mojave installers just reboots. As I said if you boot whatever was installed by then, the installer picks it up and continues (after rebooting one more time), then it continues to 100% and the resulting install is fine. Apple does say the installation of Mojave can cause your Mac to reboot multiple times during install so I suppose it is normal. It is only an issue on Hacks since we need to boot the right Clover partition (USB media) and select the correct Volume (USB or Installation Target drive), that part would be automatic on a real Mac system.

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