Plug in your spare USB drive, move any data on the USB to as safe place, as we will be formatting the drive and deleting all the information on the USB.
Eject your normal USB boot drive, don't want you selecting the wrong USB when we undertake the next steps:
Open Disk Utility:
Select your spare USB drive from the list of devices shown in the left hand column:
Disk Utility window, with only volumes shown
Select View drop down menu and 'Show All Devices'
Select the higher level device for your USB, and Select 'Erase'
Use the settings shown here, select Erase button
Disk Utility will start erasing and re-formatting the drive.
Select 'Done' and close Disk Utiltiy.
Now we come to the Clover installation:
Open the Clover package you downloaded:
Select Continue button
Select Continue button
Select Continue button
Select 'Change Installation Location' button
Select your USB named Clover, select Continue button
Select 'Customisation' button bottom left
Select the top two options only, then select Install button
Enter your password to confim the installation
Select Close button, Clover will now be installed to the USB
Now comes the part where you replace the CLOVER folder on the USB:
Open the new EFI partition visible on your Desktop
Open the EFI folder
Drag and Drop the CLOVER folder I provided to the EFI folder This will replace the CLOVER folder just created on the USB as part of the Clover installation process, which is no use to anyone, with the revised CLOVER folder I provided.
The USB is now ready yto be used to boot your system with the revised CLOVER folder.
Good morning Ed.
I am not using the USB drive to boot the system.
The system boots from the internal HackHD.
It just ALWAYS resides in the rear USB2 port on the machine.
Since the machine is completely built (hardware wise) with no further need to open it up, it is now tucked away behind my desk.
Leaving the USB drive in the rear port saves me from having to crawl back there every time I would need to use it.
Like yesterday, when you asked me to replace the Clover Folder.
I will read through your post above again and get to work creating the new Clover USB drive as soon as I have my morning cuppa rosie lea.
Ed, after you make your tweaks, can I assume that I will need to replace the old EFI partition on the HackHD with the new one you will be creating?
Since the new CloverUSB drive I created this morning boots the machine, is my old "original" Install Mojave USB bootloader obsolete?
Can I erase that? Once everything is working as it should, I normally make a clone of the USB bootloader and put in away for safety.
Following a review of your IOReg I am still a little unsure about your USB setup.
You have four USB ports attached to RP01/IOPP/PXSX, as shown in the scrrenshot below
Possibly the USB ports attached to the Thunderbolt controller on your motherboard, but not showing as such because you do not have a Thunderbolt card intalled. Probably these ports are the identification of the virtual ports from the two physical USB-C ports.
You have 9 No USB2 ports and 4 No USB3 ports attached to the XHC controller. This is a total of 13 ports, you should/can have two more ports, for a total of 15 virtual USB ports active on your system.
You may find these ports are sufficient for your needs and that they work for you just fine at their designated speeds.
Just be aware if you have any intention of adding a compatible WiFi/BT card in the future that you will need to activate one more virtual USB port for the Bluetooth connection. You ahve two spares so it should not be an issue, but you will have to reconfigure your SSDT-UIAC.aml to accomodate the additional USB port.
NVMe drive connections:
The other non-critical ssue I noticed is that one of your NVMe drives is attachd to PEG1/IOPP/GFX0. GFX0 is normally the designation reserved for the dedicated graphics card on an Apple system. If you look in the Hackintool app on the PCI tab, this NVMe drive is probably identified as a Diplay adapter or not identified at all, it is unlikely to be shown as a storage device.
It probably won't stop the drive from working but it is something to note if you have any issues with this PEG1/IOPP/GFX0 component in the future. I assume that this is your Windows drive.
Your other NVMe drive containing your macOS installation is attached to Root Port No 9, and identified as I would expect, RP09/IOPP/PXSX
So nothing really untwoard, just a couple of points to keep in mind for the future.
Only for the Cllover boot screen resolution. The config is set to show the Clover boot screen at 1920x1080, standard Full HD resolution. Shouldn't make the icons and text too small.
It will not effect the screen resolution you have set in macOS. That is controlled via the System Prefereences > Displays tab. The screenshots below show the two optional views you can have when you open the Displays tab:
1. Default for Display, this has no user options available.
2. Scaled, this option allows you to select the screen resolution you want, in your case a much smaller resolution than your TV can display. For me it is set a 2560x1440 for my Dell Monitor
Yes, I am really slipping today, I looked at the wrong motherboard spec and saw a TB connector, with a pair of Type-C USB ports.
The four ports shown in the screenshot are connected to your board's Asmedia 2142 USB controller, not a Thunderbolt controller. I believe there are a couple of new Apple systems that also use this Asmedia 2142 USB controller.
Both Yellow USB3DAC ports are populated with audio USB DAC devices. They both work.
The top RED USB3.1 port has a USB3 hub attached to it.
That is the Patriot Memory
The bottom USB3-C is now populated with a USB-C SSD and shows 10Gb speed.