So i updated to High Sierra 10.13 (17A405) from Sierra, installed the latest NVIDIA Web Drivers 318.104.22.168.15.120 and everything seemed to be working apart from sound which i fixed also, i updated for the sole purpose that the new web drivers allow me to use FCPX with no Metal engine issues and now 3D text is visible and i can edit with no problems however, while downloading content i would say the computer had been running for about 1 hour or a little more and it did this, see picture below (attached)
Because i was downloading several files and i assumed they where still running in the background i left it like that as i estimated another 30 mins would be enough for my content to download until i hard restarted the computer to see if that brought it back, i didnt touch it but it restarted it self and rebooted back into OSX and it looks back to normal now, has anyone had this problem? is there a fix? this would be a pain if i was in the middle of editing a project and i suppose i wont be editing on the hackintosh until i can assure that this wont happen.
This guide makes an installation of macOS 10.12 Sierra on a real MacPro3,1 or other unsupported Mac's or Hackintosh's possible!
Edit: Update for GM post #9
What we need for this:
Atom.app or Atom Beta.App
Flat Package Editor.app (from /Developer/Applications/Utilities/PackageMaker.app/Contents/Resources/)
Download Install 10.12 Developer Preview.app
(All files are intended for MacPro3,1, possibly you have a grudge here your BoardID)
USB flash drive creation ( 8GB / Created flash drive with the BaseSystem.dmg method! does not work with the createinstallmedia method! ):
1. Restore BaseSystem.dmg from the InstallShield Developer 10.12 Preview.app out of your Program Files folder with the disk utility on the USB flash drive
2. Delete the simlink packages under "/Volumes/USB/System/Installation/"
3. Copy the original package folder from the Install 10.12 Developer Preview.app to "/Volumes/USB/System/Installation/"
3.1 optional: install Clover (only for Hackintosh and this Method)
4. Replace the InstallableMachines.plist in /Volumes/USB/System/Installation/Packages/ with from Archiv1.zip
5. Replace the PlatformSupport.plist in /Volumes/USB/System/Library/Core Services/ with from Archiv1.zip
6. Copy the OSInstall.mpkg from /Volumes/USB/System/Installation/Packages/ to the desktop
7. Open this by right-clicking the Flat Package Editor
8. Delete the file "Distribution" and replace with file from Archiv1.zip
(Previously open possibly this file with Atom.app and edit your BoardID after)
9. Replace now the OSInstall.mpkg in /Volumes/USB/System/Installation/Packages/ with the file from the desktop
10. Now you can start, the Mac reboots with pinned Alt key and select your USB flash drive. Make here the installation on a free selected by you partition. The installation starts, then the computer reboots.
11. While it is booting Alt hold, so it will not boot into fresh Sierra. Instead, choose your example Capitan and ride high order.
12. Go here now in the Finder to the fresh Sierra HDD in /Volumes/Sierra/System/Library/Core Services/ and replacing there the file "PlatformSupport.plist" from the Archiv2.zip
13. That's it, do restart in the fresh Sierra and let the installation run through to the end.
Slice for the Clover Bootloader
Developers of Atom.app and Flat Package Editor.app
and all the others
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