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
A tool for creating and editing OpenCore configuration files. It's still in a very early stage, so if you find bugs, please let me know.
Important note: Always keep a backup of your current config before opening it with this program. This is alpha software, stuff may break!
Auto-add entries for ACPI files in OC/ACPI/Custom
Auto-add entries for kexts in OC/Kexts
Sort kexts, ACPI files, ACPI patches and Kernel patches
Generate SMBIOS with macserial
EFI partition mounter
Paste ACPI patches in plist format (Clover or OC patches)
convert clover config.plist into OC format
In-app updater (OCC and macserial)
File > new does not work yet (opens, but crashes on save)
Some malformed configs may still cause the program to crash. If that is the case, please upload that config so I can fix the issue
vit9696 for OpenCore and macserial Download-Fritz for OpenCore and for helping me understand the ins and outs of its configuration xmari0 for helping me debug various issues CorpNewt for motivating me to write this app
OpenCore Configurator Source