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Problems to install macOS Catalina in Acer Aspire E1-572G

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Acer Aspire E1-572G-74508G50MNKK

The hard drive was completely wiped for an easier install.

The problem

Clover UEFI loads sucessfully and I can boot to Install macOS Catalina 10.15.3.
After around 15-30 seconds after booting to Install macOS Catalina 10.15.3, the error appears.

Lastly, the most important part, the EFI folder.
Tried to make a config.plist as vanilla as possible so probably made something wrong in the process.


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Indeed, your current setup need to be reviewed and Clover config requires several adjustments. Use Clover Configurator app to that effect:


1) ACPI section:

  • you need to add the renaming of USB2 controllers to EH0x; it should be the renaming EHCx to EH0x that you need but you can always extract your ACPI tables to double check.
  • you need to enable FixDarwin7 fix to obtain USB3 support in macOS

2) Devices section:

  • your i7-4500U integrates HD4400 iGPU. Mobile Haswell iGPUs are not natively supported in macOS so you need to fake desktop HD4600 iGPU id 8086:0412 in IntelGFX box. Lilu + WEG kexts will then do the needful.
  • the properties you inject for iGPU device PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) are incorrect for your Haswell mobile platform (wrong layout/ig-platform-id and wrong device id). Remove the entry, you'll add the properties relating to HDMI output later, as/if necessary.

3) Kernel & Kext Patches section:

  • you have a Haswell platform so patch for AppleIntelCPUPM is irrelevant, it's for Sandy Bridge & Ivy Bridge platforms.
  • unless you encountered Lapic KP at boot time, you don't need Kernel LAPIC patch either.
  • KernelPm + AppleRTC patches should be all you need.

4) Rt Variables section:

  • you need to disable SIP in order to be able to inject your add-on kexts. As such, enter 0x67 in CsrActiveConfig field
  • click on the Generate button under ROM field
  • copy the MLB value displayed in the middle black box to the MLB field above

5) System Parameters section:

  • click Generate New under Custom UUID field



On the kexts side:

  • I do not believe you need XHCI_unsupported kext at all. USB3.0 controllers of standard Haswell platforms are normally natively supported as long as you inject Darwin (which the ACPI fix FixDarwin7 will do).
  • I recommend you add Rehabman's kexts FakePCIID + FakePCIID_XHCIMux in order to gain USB2/USB3 multiplexing.
  • you'll have to add Lilu PlugIn AppleALC if you want audio. Your Clover config injects layout #7 but this may need revisiting if it's not the correct one; it totally depends on your Realtek audio Codec and you've not specified which it was. Identify this as/if necessary.


Once your system is up and running, you'll proceed with more detailed fine tuning for items such as card readers, wireless, bluetooth or disabling of the unsupported AMD dGPU.

Edited by Hervé

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Alright, applied all the settings you suggested.



Isn't it better to set CsrActiveConfig to 0x3E7 rather than 0x67?


About the audio, wireless and ethernet here it is:

WLAN = Qualcomm Atheros AR9565 Wireless Adapter
Ethernet = Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Audio = Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller / HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH


Not sure about the double audio but I post both just in case.


Is there anything else to do or I can try to install macOS Catalina?

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