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Installing macOS Catalina 10.15.4 on Lenovo ThinkPad L440

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There are two version of this laptop:

- 20AS = Chipset QM87, without Express Card (mine).

- 20AT = Chipset HM86, with Express Card.

I strong believe is the same thing...

 


Changelog:

 

03/24/2020 20:30h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.3 update instructions.

 

01/30/2020 23:52h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.3 update instructions.

 

12/11/2019 04:24h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.2 update instructions.

- Replaced IntelMausiEthernet.kext with IntelMausi.kext.

 

11/08/2019 20:30h GMT-0

- Added instructions to swap Command with Option keys in VoodooPS2Controller.kext.

- Added additional FileVault 2 UEFI drivers be more practical.

 

10/30/2019 01:42h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.1 update instructions.

- Replaced AppleALC.kext with VoodooHDA.kext

- No more issues after sleep or misconfiguration with jack sense.

 

10/29/2019 18:18h GMT-0

- Replaced the config.plist with AppleIntelCPUPM = true.

 

10/27/2019 05:37h GMT-0

- Replaced the DW1560 wireless card with BCM94360CS2.

 

10/20/2019 20:47h GMT-0

- Removed AppleBacklightFixup.kext.

- WhateaverGreen now implements backlight since 1.2.5.

 

10/20/2019 18:10h GMT-0

- First version.

 

What works and what does not
 
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4300M -> Tick.png Work. All SpeedStep stages.
- Video Card: Intel HD4600 -> Tick.png Work. QE/CI and Metal.
- Chipset: Intel QM87 -> Tick.png Work.
- Mini DisplayPort -> Tick.png Work. But no audio, yet.

- VGA -> Cross.png Not work. Normal.

- Audio: ALC292 -> Tick.png Work.

- WiFi/Bluetooth: Intel AC 7260 -> Cross.png Not work. Replaced with DW1560 BCM94360CS2 (need whitelist removal).

- Ethernet: Intel I217-LM -> Tick.png Work.

- Card Reader: Realtek RTS5227 -> Cross.png Not work.

- Keyboard and Touchpad -> Tick.png Work.
- Webcam -> Tick.png Work.

- Fingerprint Reader -> Cross.png Not work. Normal.

- USB3.0 -> Tick.png Work.
- Sleep -> Tick.png Work.

- Airdrop, Handoff and Continuity -> Tick.png Work after replaced wireless.

- Instant Hotspot -> Cross.png Not work.

 

 

Extras
 
- FullHD 1920x1080 display upgrade: 

Replaced with AU Optronics B140HAN01.1 30pin eDP (B140HAN01.2 and B140HAN01.3 also compatible).

Apparently same screen as Dell Latitude E6440, E7440, Lenovo Ideapad U430 and E129.

 

- CPU upgrade:

Replaced the stock Intel Core i5 4300M 2.6Ghz (3.3Ghz turbo) 6M cache with Intel Core i7 4700MQ 2.4Ghz (3.4Ghz turbo) 6MB.

I initially had problems with overheating. The processor ran at full load above 90 degrees.

After using a quality thermal paste I can work between 70 and 80 degrees.

Acceptable taking into consideration that the new processor has 47TDP versus 37TDP which is recommended.

I also had no problem consuming the battery while charging. The original 65W source seems to have figured out.

 

- Touchpad upgrade:

Replaced the stock with T460 touchpad.

This is serious: you have to do it! It should be stock. Touchpad with precision and absurd quality!

Just do it!

 

- RAM upgrade:

16GB (2x8GB). No mistery here. Just upgade.

 

- Wireless upgrade:

Previously I have the DW1560 working almost perfectly, now replaced with BCM94360CS2 that is full native supported. 

More info below.

 

Todo

 

- Make DP audio work.

- Make Card Reader work.

- Make trackpad appear in System Preferences

- Make Instant Hotspot work.

 

 

What you need to install

- Running install of macOS
- One USB flash drive of 8GB or bigger
- macOS Catalina install app
- Clover EFI

- Clover Configurator

- Some KEXTs and SSDT patches


How create create the install flash drive
 
Prepare install flash drive


Format the flash drive with GUID partition mapping and name it "Install".

- Open Disk Utility.
- Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
- Select the destination flash drive, then Erase.
- Name: Install, Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and Scheme: GUID Partition Map

 

Create install flash drive

Open terminal and run this command:

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install --nointeraction

This will take about 30 minutes.

 

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Install bootloader

Download the CloverEFI from official repository (used 5097) and install only with these options on "Install macOS Catalina":

 
- Install for UEFI booting only
- Install Clover in the ESP
- UEFI Drivers - Recommended Drivers - AudioDxe (Just to have nice sound on boot)
- UEFI Drivers - Recommended Drivers - FSInject (I still don't know if it's really necessary)

- UEFI Drivers - File System drivers - ApfsDriverLoader (Support to APFS partitions)

- UEFI Drivers - File System drivers - VBoxHfs (Support HFS/HFS+ partitions)

- UEFI Drivers - Memory fix drivers - AptioMemoryFix (Fix the memory management of de UEFI/BIOS)

 

FileVault 2

 

If you plan to use FileVault 2, you need to download additional drivers, since what comes with Clover is not up to date and use VirtualSMC instead of FakeSMC.

Follow instructions bellow:

 

From current Clover installation, check these options to USB keyboard/mouse work on password screen:

- UEFI Drivers - Human Interface Devices - UsbKbDxe

- UEFI Drivers - Human Interface Devices - UsbMouseDxe

 

After Clover install will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop. Usually the path is /Volumes/EFI/.

 

Download the versions 2.1.0 and 2.0.9 of AppleSupportPkg from: https://github.com/acidanthera/AppleSupportPkg/releases

We need the last version of AppleGenericInput.efi that is inside 2.1.0 and last version of AppleUiSupport.efi that is inside 2.0.9.

OR download attached bellow.

 

Put in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers/UEFI/

 

That's it! FileVault 2 will work without problems.

 

 

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Make things works

 

After Clover install will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop. Usually the path is /Volumes/EFI/.

 

- Replace the /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with mine attached below

- Put SSDT-L440.aml attached below in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/

 

Generate your Serial, MLB and SmUUID

 

- Open the replaced config.plist with Clover Configurator (used 5.6.2.0)

- Go to SMBIOS, click few times in "Generate New" in Serial Number and SmUUID.

 

Copy the Clover Configurator to flash drive because you will need later.

 

Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/

 

- Download the VirtualSMC from here. I used all Kexts and UEFI driver (put VirutalSmc.efi inside /Volumes/EFI/EFI/drivers/UEFI/) from version 1.0.8 (If you followed the steps to enable FileVault 2 above, skip to the next item).

Download the Lilu.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.8.

- Download the VoodooPS2Controller.kext from here. I used version 2.0.4.

- Download the IntelMausi.kext from here. I used the version 1.0.2.

Download the VoodooHDA.kext from here. I used the version 2.9.2. (Need to turn up the volume on Info.plist, more instructions below)

Download the WhateverGreen.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.3.

Download the USBInjectAll.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1108.

 

Important! If you are coming from my previous Mojave guide, please note that I am using some kexts from other repositories / authors.

 

 

Audio volume adjustment

 

- Open the Info.plist inside VoodooHDA.kext/Contents/ with TextEdit.app or any text editor of your choice.

- Change:

<key>PCM</key>
<integer>90</integer>

to:

<key>PCM</key>
<integer>140</integer>

Or, download the versions 2.9.2 attached bellow.

 

 

Keyboard swap Command with Option (optional)

 

- If you prefer, you can swap Command and Option keys, to map Win Key - Command and Alt - Option.

- Change /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/OEM/S400CA/UEFI/kexts/10.15/VoodooPS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns/VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext/Contents/Info.plist:

<key>Swap command and option</key>
<true/>

to:

<key>Swap command and option</key>
<false/>

Or, download the version 2.0.4 already adjusted attached bellow.

 

 

Wifi and Bluetooth (BCM94360CS2 + M2 NGFF adapter)

 

Recently I replaced the DW1560 with BCM94360CS2. Now I have fully wireless and bluetooth working (including Instant Hotspot) without any kexts.

 

See: 

 

 

Wifi and Bluetooth (DW1560 / BCM94352Z)

 

Unfortunately, some notebook manufacturers are currently blocking the replacement of wireless cards. They want you to only use the models sold by them. And of course, none of them from Lenovo for this notebook model is compatible with MacOS.

 

If you try to start with an unauthorized wifi card for them, you will receive a screen error:

1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card.

Since this check is done directly in the BIOS, the only solution is to modify it.

But since nothing is easy in this life, there is one small big problem:

- The BIOS update procedure does not allow you to use modded files as it used to be.

- You will need to physically reach your BIOS on the motherboard and make use of a USB BIOS reader/writer.

 

So what you need to do:

1. Disassembly your laptop;
2. Dump your BIOS with an USB BIOS reader with SOIC8 clip (to not desolder from the motherboard);
3. Patch it (Ask on UEFI hack forums over there to someone patch for you. Every dump is unique, so mine don't work to you.);
4. Fix RSA signature;
5. Reflash BIOS;

6. Replace wireless card;

7. Remount your laptop;
8. Done.

 

To fix a Modded BIOS to remove the 5 beeps on boot, you need this guide: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/337333-guide-fix-insyde-h2o-bios-signature-5-beeps-on-lenovo (traduzido: pt-BR)

 

 

After replaced the wireless card. Download those Kexts and put in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.15/

 

Download the AirportBrcmFixup.kext from here. I used the version 2.0.3. (To enable Wireless)

Download the BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext from here. I used the version 2019-10-17. (To enable Bluetooth)

Download the BT4LEContinuityFixup.kext from here. I used the version 1.1.4. (To enable Handoff and Continuity)

 

Keep in mind that the bluetooth kexts are currently in development and the official releases will be available in future in the repository: https://github.com/acidanthera/BrcmPatchRAM/releases

 

 

Now you can start the installation without problem (I guess).

 

 

How install

 

UEFI Setup Configuration and Installation

UEFI configuration
 

My BIOS is the latest: 1.93 (J4ET93WW) 


- Shutdown and insert the flash drive.
- Power on with F1 pressed to enter BIOS setup.
- Change value: Config - Intel(R) AMT - Intel(R) AMT Control to DISABLED

- Change value: Security - Security Chip to DISABLED

- Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Intel(R) AT Module Activation to DISABLED

- Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Computrace to DISABLED

- Change value: Security - Secure Boot to DISABLED

- Change value: Startup - UEFI/Legacy Boot to BOTH, Legacy First and CSM Support = Yes

- Save & Exit Setup (F10)

 

- Now, hold the F12

- In the list, select your flash drive.

Choose the flash drive (white icon).

 

The installer will start. 


Format destination disk

Format the disk with GUID partition mapping and name it "Macintosh".

- Select Disk Utility in the list, then press Continue.
- Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
- Select the destination Disk, then Erase.
- Name: HD, Format: APFS and Scheme: GUID Partition Map

Close Disk Utility.

Select "Install macOS", then Continue.
Follow instructions in screen.

After install
 

After first part install the system will reboot. Maybe you have to press F12 again and select the flash drive.
 

Choose the internal disk (gray hdd icon) if not already selected.


The second part of the installation will begin. This will take 16 minutes.


 

Post installation
 
When the second part of install finish, the system will reboot again.

After performing the user initial setup and go to the desktop, you need to make the system disk bootable.

Open the Clover Configurator from flash drive that you copied before.

Mount and open the flash drive EFI partition. (Inside Clover Configurator, Mount EFI -> Select flash drive in Efi Partitions list -> Mount Partition -> Open Partition)

 

Copy the EFI folder to desktop.

 

Go back to Clover Configurator, unmount the EFI partition of the flash drive and mount and open the EFI partition of internal disk.

 

Move the EFI folder from Desktop to EFI partition of the internal disk.

 

Eject the flash drive.

 

Move all Kexts from EFI partition of internal disk to /Library/Extensions and make kext cache, with those commands in Terminal:

sudo mv -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.15/* /Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions
sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions
sudo kextcache -i /

Restart the system.

 

 

It's done!

 

 

System Updates

 

10.15.1

 

Updated without changing or updating anything.

 

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10.15.2

 

Before install, update the following kexts:

- VirtualSMC.kext and all kexts and VirtualSmc.efi. I used version 1.0.9.

- Lilu.kext. I used version 1.4.0.

WhateverGreen.kext. I used version 1.3.5.

- AppleALC.kext. I used version 1.4.4.

- VoodooPS2Controller.kext. I used version 2.1.0.

(all download links above)

 

Download the latest CLOVERX64.efi.zip build. I used version 5100.

Mount EFI partition and unzip to:

- /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/CLOVERX64.efi

- /Volumes/EFI/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi (rename the copy of CLOVERX64.efi to BOOTX64.efi

 

Install update. Will reboot at least four time.

 

 

10.15.3

 

Updated with success without changing anything.

 

 

10.15.4

Before install, update the following kexts:

- Lilu.kext. I used version 1.4.2.

WhateverGreen.kext. I used version 1.3.7.

- VirtualSMC.kext. I used version 1.3.7.

- VoodooP2Controller.kext. I used versions 2.1.2.

(all download links above)

 

Download the latest CLOVER installer. I used version 5107.

- Install respecting the configuration mentioned above in "Install bootloader" section.

 

Install update. Will reboot at least four time.

 

 

 


And last but not least


I would like to thank the following community members, by making these dream possible:
@crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX, @LexHimself, @brumas, @"Sniki", @Mieze, @headkaze and all others members involved directly or indirectly.

 

 

Attachments

 

 

SSDT-L440.aml

config.plist

VoodooHDA.kext.zip

VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip

Filevault 2 additional drivers.zip

Edited by ludufre

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Hi @Sergo_51, I really didn't understood you. Are you having problems with Bluetooth, is that it? You can use the BrcmPatch3 kexts like in my guide above:

 

On 10/20/2019 at 4:29 PM, ludufre said:

Download the BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext from here. I used the version 2019-10-17. (To enable Bluetooth)

 

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Hi @ludufre

 

I cannot reach installer with your guide. Mojave guide works perfectly. I don't have modded bios. 

 

Error: 

AMF: Only 255/256 slide values are usable!
Valid slides: 1-255
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Any sugestion? 

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Hi @Helda, my mistake!

 

My bios have MSR unlocked so I don't need the flag AppleIntelCPUPM = true, but a non-modded BIOS need this enabled.

 

I updated the config.plist in the guide. Change the flag with Clover Configurator or download the config.plist again.

 

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10/30/2019 01:42h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.1 update instructions.

- Replaced AppleALC.kext with VoodooHDA.kext

- No more issues after sleep or misconfiguration with jack sense.

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Hi @ludufre

 

I hadn't time to try it. 

 

Now i try your fix with AppleIntelCPUPM = true. Still same error. Any another sugestion?

 

Thanks for your relply

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12/11/2019 04:24h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.2 update instructions.

- Replaced IntelMausiEthernet.kext with IntelMausi.kext.

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On 12/11/2019 at 5:31 AM, ludufre said:

12/11/2019 04:24h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.2 update instructions.

- Replaced IntelMausiEthernet.kext with IntelMausi.kext.

Thanks for the guide! Successfully installed on my Lenovo L440.:)

However, there are a couple of questions:
1. How to connect a 4k monitor? When I connect the same monitor to this laptop on Windows or Linux, the resolution is 3840x2160 (60 hz), and here it is only 2560x 1600 (60hz)
2. The touchpad does not work at all. How to turn it on?

Thanks!

Edited yesterday at 12:54 AM by amorshel

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On 10/30/2019 at 2:06 AM, Helda said:

AMF: Only 255/256 slide values are usable! Valid slides: 1-255

 

Hello, how do you solve it?

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1 hour ago, hmaca said:

我已经重新下载了,但是仍然有问题。我正在使用clover5103。这是我的efi软件包。你能帮我看看问题吗?

 

 

English, please. Send me your EFI folder.

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      issue:
      Each time I tried to log back into the desktop from sleep, I would get a black screen very shortly after I entered the desktop.
      And black screen will last from a few seconds to a few minutes, no exact lasting time.
      Keyboards and mouse are still working during black screen, I can see the operations after the monitor works again.
       
      It connects LG monitor via DP port and I tried to modified the dp version between 1.2 and 1.4, got the same issue.
       
      Attached my entire OC folder, I'm so appreciated if someone could help me check it out, or tell me what point I should be focus on.
       
      Thanks in advance!
       
      P.S. Here is my PC summary: Dell Optiplex 7060 MFF
       
      CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8100 CPU @ 3.60GHz; 8th Gen, Coffee Lake GPU Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 RAM Team Group 32 GB (2 × 16GB), 2400 MHz, DDR4 Chipset
      Intel 300 Series LPC (Q370) – A306 Audio Realtek ALC255/3234 (Codec ID: 0x10EC0255) Ethernet Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-LM WiFi/BT M.2 BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n Storage Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB USB Ports Type-C × 1,USB 3.0 × 5 Video Output DP × 2 Monitor LG 4K 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
      BIOS v1.4.2 OC.zip
    • By mavifree
      Sir 
       
      I am new in Hackintosh and i try to make my hp laptop a hackintosh but am not able to boot in Installation menu i don't know why please help as am new in hackintosh world so i really need your help if some can. I really be very thankful to you. Please Help me.
       
      installation stuck at (Please go to https://panic.apple.com to report this panic)
       
      MY Laptop Specs :
       
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      Laptop : HP cs2082tx
      Mobo : HP84C1
      Southbridge : Coffee Lake-U/Y PCH
      CPU : Intel Core i5 8265U @ 1.60GHz Kaby Lake- U/Y
      Ram : 8 Gb
      HDD : 256GB SSD & 1TB HDD
      Graphics : Intel UHD Graphic 620 with nvidia MX250
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      And here is the screenshot attachment and my EFI folder:
       


      Clover.rar
    • By miliuco
      Install macOS 10.15 Catalina on Gigabyte P55-USB3 with Radeon RX 580 graphics card using a USB device created with the createinstallmedia command and Clover as bootloader. Instructions to install macOS 10.14 Mojave on this computer are almost identical, replacing Catalina app with Mojave, so this article is suitable for both versions of macOS. The Gigabyte P55-USB3 motherboard (and some others from the same brand with the P55 / H55 chipset) have made it easy to build a hackintosh and install macOS since 10 years ago. Although it is an old motherboard, the behavior with Mojave or Catalina is very good after changing the classic hard drive (HDD) for a solid state drive (SSD).

      Components of the hackintosh
      Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 motherboard: P55 chipset, 1156 socket, ALC892 audio, Gigabit RTL8111D network, DDR3 RAM Intel Core i5-750 processor for socket 1156: 4 cores, 8MB cache, clock rate 2.66 GHz Fenvi FV-T919 wireless + Bluetooth card: PCI-Express, wifi is ac type, detected by macOS as Airport and Apple Bluetooth Radeon RX 580 8 GB graphics card: works OOB but with a few details to be considered, it has its own article.  
      Previous requirements
      Install macOS Catalina app in /Applications folder USB flash drive with at least 16GB prepared from Disk Utility with MBR partition scheme and formatted as Mac Os Plus (on older Gigabyte boards like mine, USB sticks partitioned with GUID scheme instead of MBR usually hang the system when booting) Recent version of Clover (I have used r5117) Recent versions of Lilu (at least 1.4.4) and WhateverGreen (at least 1.3.9) to fine-tune the behavior of the graphics card Recent version of RealtekRTL8111 (I have used 2.2.2) FaceSMC version 6.26-322 (newer versions disable automatic mounting of USB devices on my system).  
      Create install USB
      Run this command from Terminal (assuming the target device is called USB):
      Bash: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app
      Clover must be installed on the USB memory, I choose the following options:
      Bootloader > Install boot0af on the MBR CloverEFi > CloverEFI 64-bit SATA BIOS Drivers, 64 bit > Recommended drivers > FSInject + SMCHelper + XhciDxe BIOS Drivers, 64 bit > File System drivers > ApfsDriverLoader Install RC scripts on selected volume Optional RC scripts > Disable sleep proxy client.  
      You have to copy 4 kexts to the EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other folder of the USB device: FaceSMC 6.26-322, Lilu 1.4.4, WhateverGreen 1.3.9 and RealtekRTL8111 2.2.2. Regarding the config.plist file, the most significant is:
      Boot > kext-dev-mode = 1 in Boot arguments GUI > Theme embedded, EmbeddedThemeType Dark, Screen Resolution 1920x1080, Preboot in Hide Volume Graphics > blank, nothing is checked except if foxbox solution is used to have more than 2 connectors enabled RT Variables > 0x28 in BooterConfig and 0x67 in CsrActiveConfig SMBios > iMac14,2 Sytem Parameters> Yes in Inject Kexts and check Inject System ID.  
      Install macOS Catalina

      Boot from the USB device and choose Install macOS from Install macOS Catalina. The installation program runs until the PC restarts. Here choose Install macOS from HDD (the name of the volume you are installing macOS on). With RX 580 graphics card, the screen goes black in this second phase of the installation, it is a phase in which the user has nothing to do until the PC is restarted so you can let it work until the Clover menu again. You have to choose Boot macOS from HDDto boot the installed system from the hard disk, the screen is recovered and you can configure the account and the initial options. From this moment the screen works fine.

      In summary:
      Boot from USB > Clover menu > Install macOS from Install macOS Catalina > screen works fine Boot from USB > Clover menu > Install macOS from HDD > black screen Boot from USB > Clover menu > Boot macOS from HDD > screen works fine.  
      Install Clover and kexts on the hard drive

      Clover needs to be installed on the disk where we just installed macOS. Options are the same as when installing it on the USB memory. You also have to copy the 4 kexts (FaceSMC 6.26-322, Lilu 1.4.4, WhateverGreen 1.3.9 and RealtekRTL8111 2.2.2) into the EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other folder on the EFI partition of the disk. And review the config.plist file remembering the comments for the USB.

      If everything goes well, the computer starts from the hard disk with a running copy of macOS Catalina.
       
       

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