So you've been reading the forum on this brand new boot loader called OpenCore hoping to try it out but you take one look at the configurations PDF and take a step back in shock at the complexity! Well if you've been feeling a bit intimidated by the DOCS well you've come to the right place:
OpenCore Vanilla Desktop Guide
If you have any issues or suggestions please feel free to comment
OpenCorePkg / Documentation / Configuration Template / Bugtracker
Discussion and installation should be done in a separate thread! This thread is for development only!
Current status as of April 2019:
Support for UEFI and DuetPkg (legacy) booting
APFS and HFS+ compatibility
ACPI patcher (adding, dropping, binary patching, relocation)
Apple-compatible bless implementation
DataHub and SMBIOS generation
Symbolic kext and kernel patcher
Direct kext injection/patching/blocking within prelinkedkernel
Installation/Recovery/FileVault 2 support
Configuration in config.plist with open documentation
Simple boot picker for quick launch
Direct boot from dmg images
Known defects live here.
For those, who are not familiar with the history, OpenCore is a project initially born in HermitCrabs Lab that unfortunately almost died before its birth. This release is both a rebirth and a complete rewrite of OpenCore, which brings a number of new ideas, and tries to preserve the smart moves incorporated by iNDi and his team. Other than that, I wish to express my deepest words of gratitude to Acidanthera and WWHC members: your participation was and remains the key for project success, and you are simply the best.
Can I propose a new subforum be created for the new OpenCorePkg OpenCore front end being created by vit9696 and others, it is a fantastic piece of work:
Even at version 0.1 it runs my Mojave 10.14.4 setup very nearly flawlessly. It consists of a 10KB bootstrap BootX64.efi and a 200KB OpenCore.efi OS loader. All configuration is done using a very well documented config.plist
Hi, first of all, I'd like to extend my hearty thanks to the team's hard work. The reason why I don't post this topic in OpenCore Discussion room because I don't have access to reply in that room.
I successfully boot into macOS, but when I choose BOOTCAMP Windows, the boot loader returns a critical error. `IgnoreForWindows` option do not work for me.
Also, when I first come in OpenCore boot page, it shows `OCS: Failed to parse real field of type 1`, and quickly disappears.
Here's my config.plist, and hope for suggestions.
P.S. My device is running in UEFI mode.