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Mojave on Asus Maximus Hero XI Z390 + i9-9900K

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No success so far.


There is no way I can get Mojave (or High Sierra) to install on this rig.


I'd be really grateful for any help.


My config is 
Asus Maximus XI Hero (no WiFi); 
Sapphire triX Radeon R9 290; 
Corsair Pro RGB 2x16GB CMW32GX4M2C3200C16


I am using my R9 290 I had at home because I don't need powerful graphics really.


So what I've done
1) Created USB installation drive using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] -  UEFi option


2) Bios settings
- Updated BIOS to lastest version


- Load Optimised defaults


- applied the following
VT-d, disabled
CFG-Lock, disabled
Secure Boot Mode, disablef
OS Type set to Other OS
XHCI Handoff Enabled
AI Overclocked set to XMP 3200
Extreme twerking enabled
Graphics Primary display set to PCIe
Legacy USB support enabled
Power on by PCI disabled
Fast boot disabled
Boot logo display disabled
Boot option 1 set to UEFI usb installer

Saved and rebooted.


I either get no screen response (stuck in qcode 99 on MB) or stuck on PCI configuration begins.


So what am I doing wrong?


Five hours of trial and error and I gave up on installing from USB.


I am now  installing Mojave from my MacBook Pro to SSD and will use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] before moving the drive over to my PC


The settings I am going to use in [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]


Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode

Drivers > Audio > AppleALC

Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC Plugins
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC HWMonitor Application
Drivers > Misc > Core Graphics Fixup AKA WhateverGreen
Drivers > Network > Intel > IntelMausiEthernet (I used the latest version)
Drivers > USB > Remove XHCI USB Port Limit <--- Adds PMHeart’s patch to remove XHCI USB Port Limit
Drivers > USB > USBInjectAll
Bootloaders -> Clover v2.4k r4xxx UEFI
Customize -> System Definitions > iMac > iMac18,3


If you have any suggestions please help.


Perhaps someone can share their EFI folder for a similar rig?

  • 1 month later...



First off thank you for this info.


Second, any idea if your efi will work on Asus z390-e.  I've searched high and low trying to find steps or efi folders that can help but still having some issues, especially after i tried direct upgrading from high sierra to Mojave.


I've never been able to smoothly run USB on high sierra, so anything would help.



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