Make bootable USB Flash Disk for MAC OS X with Latest Clover bootloader revision fast and easy by one click! under OS Windows.
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I am really at my wits end here. I am hoping someone on here with more experience with UEFI and boot loaders might be able to provide insight into an otherwise inexplicable problem I am having with a brand-new system built around the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS. My gut tells me the problem is somehow related to UEFI settings, Secure boot, or some combination, but I really have no idea if that is the case.
The problem is two-fold. First, my system will only boot to a device (e.g., USB stick) under two conditions: 1) no SATA drive is plugged in or 2) when a specific SSD is plugged in (I'll refer to this as SSD1). I have three other hard drives that otherwise work (I have tested them in another system). None of them have Windows installed, though some do have existing data partitions. One of the three is a brand-new, never-been-used 1TB SSD. If I plug in any of these three other hard drives, the system will reboot immediately after POST. However, if SSD1 is plugged in it will boot to a USB stick - UEFI or Legacy, doesn't matter.
Secondly, if I attempt to create a partition, run a surface test, or install an OS to SSD1, the system immediately reboots. I can format SSD1, change volume sizes, run a surface scan, but only in a live linux environment - if I plug SSD1 into another machine as a secondary data drive (i.e., I boot to my primary boot volume), the other machine will blue screen when loading into Windows. If it is attached to this new machine, it will boot to a USB stick just fine.
I have also enabled Hot Plug, which allows me to access SATA drives that I plug in after boot. If I hot plug the brand-new 1TB SSD during a live linux distro, the drive shows up and I can see its properties. However, if I try to do something like create a partition or run a surface test, the machine will also immediately reboot.
Does anyone have any idea as to what might cause this? The only thing that I can think of that explains both problems is some kind of secure boot-like security feature, but I haven't been able to figure out how to confirm whether that is the case. In 20 years of building computers I have never even heard of anything like this. I am new to EFI systems, however, so I'm quite out of my element - this is the first EFI-based system I've set up.
Script file to clone and help build Clover or Opencore repos
Script will create link to itself in /usr/local/bin/bob
Script SHOULD fix up any stray bobs you may have.
Then you only need to type bob. and a parameter
"a" for ACID repo, official
"d" for ACID repo DUET build
"c" for CLOVER
"e" to erase UDK Folder
Easier typing bob than.....usual stuff
YOU WILL NEED TO cmod+x THE SCRIPT
Vector themes for Clover are new and currently still under development. Setting out to re-create my BGM theme to vector I realised there was some learning needed in order to create a theme.svg file for Clover to use. As SVG files are text based, I quickly realised that they could be manipulated from the command line and looking at the Clovy theme I decided to break it down in to parts for creating other themes.
As a result, I've been working on Clover SVG Theme Builder
The idea is to allow a theme designer to work on individual images and not worry about the required overall file structure which Clover expects. The designer can populate a Theme directory with a settings file and individual .svg files and let the script generate a final theme.svg file for using with Clover.
I've created a basic sample theme to help demonstrate the script. https://bitbucket.org/blackosx/cloversvgthemebuilder/downloads/Theme.zip
The Theme directory contains Adobe Illustrator and SVG files for each image in the required folder structure for the script.
Using this sample theme, the script will generate this theme from the files.
The idea is these can be used to build new themes and I'm currently using it to build my BGM_SVG theme.
I can imagine far more complicated themes will be generated in the future, but for now I hope this may serve to help kickstart basic vector theme development.
• Clover's SVG theme development is still underway and things are likely to change so this script and it's supporting template file will need to change with Clover.
• I've only tested this using SVG files saved from Adobe Illustrator using the following settings, for files from other apps may need added support.
• For the script to correctly inject SVG code in to the template, each SVG image must contain a group of elements.
• Font files are currently not included in the final theme file but this can be an option.
• In time, maybe other templates can be added which have different layouts??
These are early days, so I'll update this post when necessary.