This is to report a success (!) in installing macOS Big Sur Beta 6 (version 20A5364e) on my system MSI X299 SLI Plus with Intel i9 9940X using OpenCore 0.6.1. I followed the main OpenCore guide here:
Make sure you look for the Skylake-X or HEDT sections.
The SMBIOS is for the iMacPro1,1.
There were two main issues that had to be taken care of:
* I needed the kernel argument
otherwise USB would not work.
* I had to replace the precompiled SSDT-AWAC with my own RTC SSDT, as explained here: https://dortania.github.io/Getting-Started-With-ACPI/Universal/awac-methods/manual.html#rtc0-method
The problem is that my SSDT does not have any AWAC to be patched. A sign that I needed this was that booting into the installer hanged around loading Lilu or some of the SMC extras.
The path to replace in the provided SSDT-RTC0 is:
** PCI0 -> PC00
** LPCB -> LPC0
This is probably specific to my motherboard. Instead of using the SSDT-AWAC, I use my own RTC0 like this:
DefinitionBlock ("", "SSDT", 2, "ACDT", "RTC0", 0x00000000)
External (_SB_.PC00.LPC0, DeviceObj) // (from opcode)
Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0B00")) // _HID: Hardware ID
Name (_CRS, ResourceTemplate () // _CRS: Current Resource Settings
0x0070, // Range Minimum
0x0070, // Range Maximum
0x01, // Alignment
0x08, // Length
Method (_STA, 0, NotSerialized) // _STA: Status
If (_OSI ("Darwin"))
Only the lines:
External (_SB_.PC00.LPC0, DeviceObj) // (from opcode)
are different from the original SSDT-RTC0 here: https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/blob/master/Docs/AcpiSamples/SSDT-RTC0.dsl
By following the guide above and implementing these two differences, I was able to install macOS Big Sur beta 6.
Big thanks to the amazing OpenCore team for allowing this. Not only the complete tools, files, binaries, are fantastic, but the manual is amazing!
I apologies for the broadcast message but i have decided to reinstall my Hackintosh machine using Catalina 10.15.6 and .... I'm stuck at "PCI configuration begin"..
My configuration is:
Asus X99 Deluxe
Core i7 5960x
32 Gb memory
Knowing that my graphic card would not be fully recognised in Catalina i have also tried to install High Sierra but I managed to get exactly to the same point and i have therefore decided to give another try to Catalina and .... I'm still stuck.
(FYI I had managed to install 10.8 on my machine a while ago but a few things have changed since then and I may be missing a trick).
In a nutshell I believe my issue is linked to this message that i'm getting:
Waiting on <dict ID="0"><key>IOProviderClass</key><string ID="1">IOResources</string><key>IOResourcesMatch</key><string ID="2">boot-uuid-media</string></dict>
I tried all options (with/without flags and with/without kext) but i think that my issue is between my DSDT, SSDT and config.plist files.
Any help would be much appreciated!
I have attached my EFI folder and the print screen with the error message.
In this thread, I have fully documented the installation of macOS Catalina on my HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini. It is a PERFECT HackMini8,1 and is running very well for me without any issues. I hope this documentation helps you to install macOS on your hack. Please leave feedback if you think there is anything I can improve and let me know if you have any questions.
This is my first "modern" hack supporting UEFI and my first hack using Clover "on-the-fly" patches. My previous hacks
Laptop: Thinkpad T61 / Nvidia NVS 140m
Laptop: Dell Latitude E6410 / Nvidia G3100m
Desktop: Gigabyte G31 / GeForce 9600
Desktop: Biostar TH55HD / Sapphire Pulse RX580 (Google "Catalina Biostar TH55HD" and look for user name deeveedee)
are all perfectly running Catalina and I patched them all "manually" - all DSDT patches applied with MaciSL with virtually no Clover on-the-fly patching and all booted Legacy Clover. This UEFI hack was MUCH easier and took about 20 hours vs. a combined hundreds of hours for the old hacks. I wanted a hack that was a little more future proof and I think this is it. I hope you enjoy this as much as I am enjoying it. It is a perfect MacMini8,1.
My system specs
HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini (I7-8700T / UHD 630 / Q370 Chipset / 32GB DDR4 RAM)
3 x DP Ports (connected to monitors using DP -> DVI adapters)
6 x USB 3.1
1 x USB Type-C 3.1
2 x NVMe SSD (M.2 PCIe x4 2280/2230 combo ports)
1 x SATA6 SSD
1 x Intel Ethernet RJ-45
Conexant CX20632 Audio Codec
Unsupported M.2 PCIe x1 2230 Intel Wi-Fi. A possible solution is here, but I am NOT offering any support for this.
macOS Installation Important: You MUST BE LOGGED-IN to download attachments from this forum
See macOS installation steps here
See Known Issues here for additional installation steps that may not yet be included in my attached config files
See CLOVER (UEFI) installation later in this first post
See BIOS configuration in attached BIOS configuration PDF document
See EFI and /L/E kexts in attached EliteDesk.zip archive
See how I developed my installation methodology here
See references here
See instructions here for installing two M.2 2280 NVMe SSDs and one SATA HD / SSD
What is not working
What is not tested
USB c 3.1 port (I have partially tested the USB 3 functionality of the port and it seems to be working fine with the SSDT-UIAC.aml in the attached EliteDesk800.zip archive)
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth (intentional since I have not yet replaced my Intel card). A possible solution is here, but I am not offering any support for this.
What is working
Everything not mentioned above
Sleep / Wake
Multiple displays with IGPU graphics acceleration, hot pluggable display ports and DP->DVI adapters
USB 3.1 ports
Audio (internal speaker and headphone jack)
Auto-sensing headphone jack automatically switches to internal speaker when headphones removed
Known Issues and their solutions - see here
BIOS Version / Configuration
Version: 02.11.01 Rev.A or 02.12.00 Rev.A
See attached BIOS configuration in PDF document "HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini BIOS Configuration.pdf"
Intel ME must be enabled for proper sleep / wake of UHD 630
Clover for UEFI booting only
Install Clover in the ESP
File System drivers
Memory fix drivers
OcQuirks (replaces AptioMemoryFix)
Install RC scripts on target volume
Choose your desired theme
Install Clover Preference Pane (option not available when installing on USB thumb drive)
UHD 630 Framebuffer Patching
See here to understand my graphics properties for use with WhateverGreen.kext
Read this to see my attempt at graphics patching without WhateverGreen.kext (WEG) to get a better understanding of what WEG is doing
Clover (UEFI) r5122
IntelMausi.kext 1.0.3 (acidanthera version, not IntelMausiEthernet)
Credits To be provided
HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Mini BIOS Configuration.pdf
EliteDesk800 G4 Mini - Rev 1.2.zip