EFI - Check

Edhawk

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Sorry, I’ve been admitted to hospital due to on-going health issues. I won’t be looking at anything till I know what’s happening with my health.
 
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Abdo

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Gosh, you get better Edward. It will be nothing. Cheering for you.
 

Edhawk

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Thanks Abdo.
 
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Kawshal

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Hi I am a new member planing to build a Hackintosh. I enjoyed this thread and thanks for many valuable information and contribution provided by Edhawk & Abdo. I hope Edhawk is feeling better now. Its better to go easy with Beers for a while ;) Anyways hope to have you back soon.
In the meantime, I was wondering how your system is performing now Abdo. If its going well I would like to build the same config to avoid any unnecessary pain. Would you be kind enough to let me know your current config and required files for a smooth operation if possible? Thanks in advance. Get well soon Edhawk. We miss you :)
 

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No problem @Kawshal

Here's my setup:

Z390 Designare
64GB - Ram - Corsair - 3000Mhz
I9 9900k
Samsung M2 Pro 512 x 2 (1 for Mac and 1 for Windows)
Shaphire 580RX
Thermaltake x31 case
Corsair HX1000i font
5 SSD Raid 0 - use SoftRaid (10TB total)
2 Dell Monitor - UP2716D
Logitech - Camera - C920
Mouse and Keyboard - Apple - Black (Magic Mouse 2 and Keyboard 2)

External:
1 Thunderbay OWC - Thundebolt 2 (4 HD 4TB Seagate) - Raid 0
1 Dock OWC - Thunderbolt 2

I attach my EFI - You just have to enter - Serial Number // SmUUID // Board Serial Number.
 

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Kawshal

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No problem @Kawshal

Here's my setup:

Z390 Designare
64GB - Ram - Corsair - 3000Mhz
I9 9900k
Samsung M2 Pro 512 x 2 (1 for Mac and 1 for Windows)
Shaphire 580RX
Thermaltake x31 case
Corsair HX1000i font
5 SSD Raid 0 - use SoftRaid (10TB total)
2 Dell Monitor - UP2716D
Logitech - Camera - C920
Mouse and Keyboard - Apple - Black (Magic Mouse 2 and Keyboard 2)

External:
1 Thunderbay OWC - Thundebolt 2 (4 HD 4TB Seagate) - Raid 0
1 Dock OWC - Thunderbolt 2

I attach my EFI - You just have to enter - Serial Number // SmUUID // Board Serial Number.
Thanks a lot @Abdo . It is very kind of you. I won't need to use iMessenger or iCloud. This is purely for Video Editing. However I would like to know more about how you setup your RAID 0. I have never used it since I thought it was risky. Also will be using Samsung 970 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD. Do I need to change anything in the config file coz of this? You were right about Teressa from the YOUTUBE channel :)
 

Abdo

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The Samsung should work perfectly. I raid and use SoftRAid.
It is very simple and easy to configure, you can download the full 30 day trial version.
I recommend mounting and unmounting Raid, creating and recreating even to understand how it works.
 

Kawshal

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Thanks @Abdo. Thats a relief. About the SoftRaid I wonder why to use external drive setup when you are having enough space in your build to have it internally. I see that they have 2 version for external and internal. However since you have a custom built one unlike a iMac why use external enclosures?
 

Edhawk

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@hongquan2009

Try this CLOVER folder in place of your existing CLOVER folder, it has been revised for your Skylake system.
 

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Pascha

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@Edhawk

Thanks for the useful files you put through here. I have a problem with my sleep/turning off my screen, it does not awake after screen dims. It should be the SSD problem, do you have any suggestion for my vega 64 SSDT ?

Thanks
 

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@Pacha, it won't be an issue caused by the SSD. It is more likely to be an issue with how your Vega 64 is initiated, as the GFX card is not getting reinitialised after sleep.

It could also be an issue with how sleep/hibernation is setup on your hack. I would suggest you try out the following Terminal commands to disable Hibernation and fix other Sleep/hibernation issues:


Disable Hibernation

Hibernation (suspend to disk or S4 sleep) is not supported on hackintosh.

You should disable it with the following terminal commands:

Code:​
sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0
sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage
sudo mkdir /var/vm/sleepimage

Always check your hibernatemode after updates and disable it. System updates tend to re-enable it, although the trick above (making sleepimage a directory) tends to help.

And it may be a good idea to disable the other hibernation related options:

Code:​
sudo pmset -a standby 0
sudo pmset -a autopoweroff 0

See if that helps.

If this doesn't help can you attache a copy of your CLOVER folder and I will look and see if any other tweaks are required regarding the Vega 64.
 

Edhawk

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@Pascha from a quick review of your Clover folder I would recommend the following:

Remove unnecessary kexts from /CLOVER/kexts/Other
  • IntelBacklight.kext
  • IntelGraphicsFixup.kext
The first kext is for a laptop, the second kext has been subsumed in to WhateverGreen.kext

Remove driver from /CLOVER/drivers64UEFI
  • AudioDxe-64.efi
Removing this driver is likely to make your system boot faster.

Your config.plist needs some editing as it has a number of errors and missing entries. I will have a look at this tomorrow, if I can.
 
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hey guys I'm at a standstill feels like I've tried everything, after i tell clover to boot usb installer its just a black screen any help would be much appreciated. trying to install catalina. i haven't really messed with bios (F8) too much because every time i change something i lose my video and have to reset cmos so pretty much running stock. xmp 1/ other os/

I just tried abdo efi from this page something is working I've got pink lines apple logo loading which takes me to a small box in the middle of the screen that says startup disc. Weird but I'll take it for now.

z390 designare
i9900k
radeon vii
64g hyperx
 

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Edhawk

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@dirtymonkey
Before you go any further you need to make sure your Bios settings are correct.

Change the following settings:
  1. Virtualization : Enabled
  2. VT-d : Disabled
  3. XHCI Hand-Off : Enabled
  4. Legacy USB Support: Auto/Enabled
  5. IO SerialPort : Disabled
  6. Network Stack : Disabled
  7. XMP Profile : Auto / Profile 1/Enabled
  8. UEFI Booting set to Enabled and set Priority over Legacy
  9. Secure Boot : Disabled
  10. Fast Boot : Disabled
  11. OS Type: Other OS
  12. Wake on LAN : Disabled
Dedicated Graphics + Integrated graphics card:
  1. Integrated Graphics : Enabled
  2. Graphics: PEG/PCIe Slot 1
  3. Initial Display Output : PCIe 1 Slot
  4. DVMT Pre-Allocated : 128M or higher
Double check that all items above are set correctly.

You also need to set your macOS drive as the priority boot drive, i.e. first boot drive.

I will have a look at your EFI folder but if you haven't set your bios correctly I am probably wasting my time.
 

Edhawk

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Here is a CLOVER folder for you to try with your system. It is based on OP's system but tweaked specifically for your system.

Try it, after dealing with your Bios settings, and let me know how you get on.
 

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Thanks Ed i'll get my bios sorted tonight and give the efi a go after that. I appreciate your help!