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  1. SOLVED: Turns out while trying to avoid APFS conversion and use HFS, i corrupted installation by following common method to modify the minstallconfig.xml located in target volume>macos install data.... Corrupted my installation, method does not work,. All is good . HFS on High Sierra working great. No Apple File Crap System
  2. Hi, Best approach for me was to just boot into USB and run terminal command from USB... WARNING: modifying the minstallconfig.xml in Target>macOS install data corrupted my installation. I highly do not recommend that approach! Here is CMD for high sierra -- Only change the_target_volume to whatever partition trying to install to... /Volumes/"Image Volume/Install macOS High Sierra.app"/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume the_target_volume --converttoapfs NO --agreetolicense
  3. Hi, Dealing with this error, have tried so many things cannot get an installation to work.. It should be noted: I have set minstallconfig .plist in target volume "macos install data" to convertAPFS to false.. I want HFS... I don't think this has any issue to do with this. I tried APFS, no luck either. Here is EFI: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jw6gmvoior6xlsi/AADda1hWKSyUD1Se2DpJUbPKa?dl=0
  4. Hi, Trying to upgrade from Sierra to High Sierra. I format as extended journaled in dusk utility before install and it forces APFS! What is the deal? I don't want APFS. Thanks for any help.
  5. Hi, Must I use NVMe kext patches for high sierra or does it work OBO?? Thank you
  6. Hi, Do I still need trim patch for NVMe?
  7. Hi! I can always count on this forum! Thank you for simple explanation. Works great. NVME drive showing up good.
  8. Hi, How to install NVME drive (CRUCIAL P1) 10.12.6??? Here is guide: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312803-patch-for-using-nvme-under-macos-sierra-is-ready/ No one explains how to actually install the patch in clover. Still working? Then how to apply thanks
  9. Hi, Just curious if the OSX86.net Forum is still active? I noticed a big decrease in traffic to this site in the past year. And I'm not seeing any support for 10.13 on here. Kinda dissapointing as i've always loved this forum for Hackintosh. The members on here have helped with with so many installations across 3 hackintosh builds of mine. Peace!
  10. Ky56, Unfortunately I switched over to an MSI GTX 980 4G card. Running 10.12.5 no problems. 775 is quite old but glad to see you've gotten as far as you have. Define what exactly "refuses to work" means. Where is it hanging in boot? I recommend installing the latest web drivers from Nvidia. To do that, since your locked out of your OS, you'll probably have to do some digging around on the forums to see how to do that. It's probably just a matter of copying over Nvidia kexts. Also, look to see what changes were made to 10.12.5 update in regard to graphics. My last recommendation would be to post on insanelymac forum and see what they think.
  11. Rmantech, Your post was more than sufficient. I would also like you to provide your board revision. That is very very important in hackintoshing and most people overlook this. If you can look inside your build and find it, that would be awesome. Also, mention BIOS version. Overall, great work. I highly recommend getting a GPU to put in there, but you must know that the new GTX 10xx Series graphics cards are not supported in OSX yet. Anything up to a 980 ti will work with Web Drivers or even OOB. About SSDT: Since you are using onboard GPU, i don't know if that changes anything. Im pretty confident that it doesn't. Anyway, you can verify the number of P-States/C-States you have with the following method... See this link: CLICK HERE . Under "How to Test Power Management" (NOTE: Admins could remove link for tony crap purposes - let me know if its removed and ill find another way to get info to you) The kext should output something similar to mine. However, your CPU will obviously have a lower max turbo freq (no OC), But it should as many P-states as you see in my photo. These are the frequencies that your system will run at. P.S. Intel Power Gadget seems to be showing SSDT is working somewhat. However, I too am having kind of a problem with my SSDT. Its working but for some reason when Chrome is open, it maxxes my CPU out. Otherwise, it scales fine. Try quitting all Apps and just waiting a few miinutes to see if CPU scales even lower than the image you provided.. But the apple intel info kext is the best method that shows hard data. Nice work on your build btw.
  12. Rmantech, here is how to generate SSDT. 1. Download the terminal shell script (attached) ssdtPRGen.sh 2. Place on desktop 3. Open terminal 4. Type chmod +x [drag script from desktop to terminal window] (dont type whats in brackets lol) . and hit enter 5. type sudo [drag script from desktop to terminal window] and hit enter 6. Enter password 7. When prompted to copy to /Extra, type n for no 8. When prompted to open SSDT.aml type n 9. After complete, the file is located at MAC SSD>USERS>USERNAME>LIBRARY>SSDTPRGEN FOLDER (file is SSDT.aml) 10. Copy SSDT.aml to Clover/ACPI/Patched BOOM done. Reboot and Verify that it is working.
  13. Hi, That's great news, Rmantech. Please post your exact specs. For future reference, you should always post them if you have any questions for forum guys. Also, if you have the same board (assuming you do) i would like you to log your endeavors here. For one, I can help you and two I will benefit from the knowledge, as well as the community. I will answer your SSDT question in a few hours.
  14. Perhaps it is. I don't know much about hibernation. It could just be a feature of notebooks due to the fact that their power efficiency is more critical. I do believe that hibernation can be made possible on any SMBIOS/hackintosh configuration with the right tools. But its just not worth the trouble when my machine is a desktop.
  15. Update: Downloaded and installed 10.12.1 update. All went well... as expected. One issue I had was system would hibernate in the middle of the night. I would awake to find the clover sceen saying 'Mac SSD (hibernated)' and I couldnt wake it from hibernate without rebooting the machine. So the solution here is to disable hibernation. Hibernation is a deep sleep mode that saves even more power than standard sleep mode. Hackintoshes can take on hibernation if you work at it and try an bunch of different solutions. Its not worth the effort. Regular sleep is fine. Not sure which one of these fixed this... But im gonna guess 3 and 4 fixed it. But i would do all of the following. 1) System Pref>Energy>Disable Power Nap 2)System Pref>Energy>Uncheck Wake for Ethernet 3) Enter terminal, type pmset -g and make sure hibernate mode is on 0. If not, change it with terminal 4) Next, go to config.plist and make sure Darkwake=no is checked
  16. Hi all, Specs are in signature... I am receiving shutdowns ever since my update to 10.12.1. By this, I mean the system is 'hibernating' improperly or something.... If I leave my system in sleep over night, it shuts down, then I must reboot in the morning. The clover bootloader says "hibernated" on Mac SSD. darkwake currently set at 8 in clover config but set at 0 according to pmset -g . Also, the new console app is trash! What happened to the old one. I can't find anywhere in this new console that shows me shutdown causes!!!! Also, i would love to upload some files that I put together, but apparently that is not possible with this site!!!! Why do simple tasks like this have to be so difficult?. All I wanna do is remove my previously attached content on other posts. And nowhere can I find that. I have reached my quota. I've deleted attachments before on this forum site. But apparently you guys removed the option?
  17. Update: For information regarding hackintosh overclocking see the following guide: http://www.osx86.net/forums/topic/24129-faq-hackintosh-haswell-cpu-installation-and-overclocking/
  18. Hi! That fixed the issue! It appears the web drivers and cuda don't work together?
  19. [GUIDE] GA-Z97-D3H - GTX650 - MacOS Sierra 10.12 Intro: This is a guide written specifically for the GAZ97D3H on OSX Sierra. It should be noted that this guide will also work for El Cap. This board and build is flawless thanks to the hard work of myself and many forum members on OSX86.net. Thank you. Hardware: GA-Z97-D3H (rev 1.1, latest BIOS) Intel Core i7 4790k (O.C. to 4.6Ghz) EVGA GTX650 1GB 16GB HyperX 1833mhz 120GB PNY Optima SSD Corsair H110i GTX 1TB WD HDD, 320GB HDD MacOS Sierra 10.12 Additional Hardware: This build does not use onboard audio. It also uses a USB wifi dongle. Enabling ALC1150 audio on this board is possible but i HIGHLY recommend just buying the USB audio dongle below. SO much easier. Asus N13 USB Wifi Dongle (been using this since 10.6) Syba Virtual 7 SD-CM-UAUD71 7.1 Audio USB dongle (i have had 3 of these and work OOB) Working: App Store CPU Scaling (speedstep) Graphics Ethernet Wifi Everything Installation: Download Sierra from App store Create a USB (theres plenty of guides around the web that work easily) IMPORTANT: Don't forget to copy FakeSMC.kext to /EFI/Clover/Kexts/10.12 before installing (if '10.12' folder not there, make a new one) Before Installing: Enable the following BIOS features and SAVE the profile in case ever lost.. Disable VT-d Set XHCI to Auto mode Disable IGFX Enable XHCI and EHCI handoff Set SATA Configuration to AHCI Post Install: Install Ethernet kext Download: AppleIntelE1000e.kext.zip Place in ~System/Library/Extension Run Kextutility.app to repair permissions/cache . (not completely required but recommended) Reboot <---- Install Wifi Kext and Preference Pane for USB Dongle This kext is hard to find anymore. I don't use the drivers provided by ASUS on their website. I use another kext because Asus's was giving me proper shutdown problems. (more info: http://www.osx86.net/forums/topic/22716-mini-guide-asus-usb-n13-wifi-hackintosh-dongle/) Download RT2870 kext: RT2870USBWirelessDriver.kext.zip Download DWA140 Pref Pane: DWA-140WirelessUtility.prefPane.zip (this allows us to use the wifi kext through preferences) Install RT2870.kext at ~System/Library/Extensions Install DWA140 Pre Pane at ~System/Library/Preference Panes Repair permissions/caches with kextutility.app REBOOT <--- Install Clover Bootloader to Installation Drive Download Clover Bootloader at sourcefourge.net Run through installer with these settings: (see attached images) DONT REBOOT YET Download my config file: config.plist Install config.plist at EFI/Clover Install FAKESMC.kext at EFI/Clover/Kexts/10.12 (again, make a 10.12 folder if it's missing) Reboot CHECKUP Check to see if TRIM support is enabled in System Information (it should be, if not, see below)Check 'About This Mac' to make sure everything is recognized If not enabled, see guide: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/298507-enable-trim-on-non-apple-ssd/ Download DPCI Manager application (google) and run it. Under Status>model interface, you should see two items (one for ethernet, one for RT2870 ASUS USB) If the ethernet device is listed as 'en 0' then App store will work If the wifi is 'en 0' then app store will not work Verify App Store is working if not, navigate to MAC SSD/Library/Preferences/System Configuration Delete network interfaces.plist Reboot and App Store should work, also DPCI manager would show 'En 0' for ethernet. Generate SSDT SSDTs are required to enable CPU scaling - More info: http://www.osx86.net/forums/topic/24129-faq-4790k-haswell-how-to-install-on-a-hackintosh/ Place SSDT.aml at EFI/Clover/ACPI/Patched Optional: Install Nvidia Web Drivers Download nvidia web drivers from Nvidia's site (not gpu specific) Make sure nvda_drv=1 kernel flag is selected in config.plist (use clover configurator app) - this allows the web drivers to load - if you used my config, it is already enabled Notes: *my config file attached has two strings under Kernel and Kext Patches > KextsToPatch.... one is trim enabler and the other im not totally sure what it is but keep it *If wanting to enable onboard alc1150 audio see my guide here for El Cap: http://www.osx86.net/forums/topic/23733-success-ga-z97-d3h-gtx650-el-capitan-1011-clover/ Issues: Really no issues are present with this build which is astonishing and the result of many OS X generations of fiddling around. That is not to say that the occasional KP won't happen. But overall, this is as close to stable as a hackintosh can get. I'm amazed. FAQ: DO I NEED TO INSTALL NVIDIA WEB DRIVERS? Answer is no, but they can fix long boot times (experienced this before and it fixed it) and if "About This Mac" is reading 'GTX 650 1023 MB' it will also fix that (sometimes) DO I NEED SSDT? YES. It allows the CPU to be efficient HOW TO OVERCLOCK? Overclocking must be done via the UEFI bios menu. CPU Test and Prime 95 and Intel Power Gadget are good apps to use HOW TO MONITOR TEMPS and STUFF? Monitor temps with the app HWMonitor. Download the app and install the sensors at System/Library/Extensions HOW TO ENABLE iMESSAGE? I'm an android guy so i dont use iMessage, but if for some reason it isn't working after using this guide to enable App Store, then do some research. Its quite a complex subject but can be done! DO BIOS VERSIONS MATTER? Bios should be latest revision - but i have used 3 versions with this board and all work well. Performance: Geekbench 64bit: 19589 score APPRECIATION: Thanks to all who has helped in the past. OSX86.net , forums members DMOS and Kyndder, as well as many others in the community. Thank you. I will update this thread. Hit me up for questions. I get push notifications to my phone.
  20. Hi, I need some assistance getting CUDA enabled on my EVGA GTX650 1024mb card DeVinici Resolve tells me CUDA is not working on my card... so what did i do? installed the CUDA and web drivers form Nvidias site... NOPE. Not working. Neither is "CUDA Z" when I launch the app.. Says not Cuda support found. How the hell do you enable this? p.s. the web drivers are working. Thankss!
  21. Martin - Thanks for the reply. But I fixed this issue by changing my Network BSD name to "En0" ...it was on "EN02"... no need to go through all the trouble listed in the iMessage guide you recommended.
  22. Hi, I would feel much safer submitting a donation under paypal. How secure is the website? Do the admins have access to financial credentials at checkout?
  23. Hi guys, So i copied over my config. I've successfuly installed Sierra. Absolutely flawless transfer from el Capitan to 10.12. Only issue i am having is my appstore is not working! Im getting the "device not verified" thing when I sign in. Awhile back I had an OSX86.net member (kyndder) generate some kind of hex key for my config file. But apparently its no longer working. Can someone help me fix this issue? My ethernet kext is installed and OSX recognizes my ethernet chip... My config file attached. Please review! Thanks a million! p.s. Let me know if you need any other files.
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