Mojave flummoxed with GA-Z97X-UD7

akeba78

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#21
install mojave

hello I have a pc with this components:
motherboard ga-797x-ud7 th - BIOS F6
processor i7-4790
32 gb corsair
hdd samsung 860 pro 512 gb
Gigabyte GeForce GTX960
I wanted to install mojave could you please give me a hand giving me all the steps you did?
Please Help ME!
 

Edhawk

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#22
What EFI Folder are you using?
How have you created your macOS Mojave installer?

I can help as I have a very similar build, but you need to help yourself first.
 

akeba78

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#23
hello thanks for your support, I created the usb with the official image of mojave latest release and UniBeast 9.2.0 - Mojave from tonymacx86.
I downloaded:
- Clover EFI Bootloader
- Hackintosher-Mojave-10.14.2-EFI
- Clover Configurator
I replaced the clover folder inside the EFI with the https://hackintosher.com/forums/attachments/clover-zip.3188/from post # 13
And setting the parameter in the Bios F6
  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
  13. Integrated Graphics : Enabled
  14. Graphics: PEG/PCIe Slot 1
  15. Initial Display Output : PCIe 1 Slot
  16. DVMT Pre-Allocated : 128M or higher
I have an nvidia GTX960 video card but I read that I have to temporarily delete it to be able to install mojave. Only after the installation has been performed must the mojave drivers be installed and then the video card be connected.
I add I have a monitor with HDMI output only so all the operations I am doing are done via the HDMI cable connected to the integrated video card.
Can you help me please?
 

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#24
Your motherboard has the following main components:
  1. Audio - Realtek ALC1150 codec
  2. Ethernet - Intel GbE LAN
  3. SATA - Intel Z97 chipset
  4. SATA - Marvell 88SE9172 chipset
  5. USB - Intel Z97 USB controller
    1. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB header)
    2. 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB headers
  6. USB - Renesas USB Controller
    1. 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports on the back panel
Here is a link to the specifications for your motherboard - https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z97X-UD7-TH-rev-10/sp#sp

I have attached a CLOVER Folder for you to use. It has been taken from my working iMac1 system, which uses the same CPU (i7-4790K) and a Z97X-UD5H Gigabyte motherboard. I have adapted the CLOVER folder as follows:
  • Removed the SSDT-EC and SSDT-UIAC from /CLOVER/ACPI/patched, as they are specifically for my system.
  • Added a few kexts that I have installed to /Library/Extensions (/L/E) to /CLOVER/kexts/Other folder, as all I normally have in this folder is a copy of FakeSMC.kext. You should also install all these kexts to /L/E, when you have your system up and running.
  • Reconfigured the iMac 15,1 SMBIOS with a new serial number, MLB, ROM etc. and checked it with Apple Support so it should work with iMessage, iCloud etc.
  • Reset the Intel Graphics as the main GPU as I run mine headless with a RX 580 dGPU.
  • Added the USB port limit patch for Mojave 10.14.2, as this is the version of macOS you are installing.
Replace your current CLOVER folder with the one attached and see how you get on.

Just remember this is a starting point, it may need tweaking to get it working perfectly with your system. You will definitely need to invest some time in getting your USB ports working correctly.

The Nvidia card is going to cause you problems. I tried the High Sierra Nvidia Webdrivers with my GTX980 Ti and it was not good. I ended up buying a PowerColor RX 580, which works perfectly in Mojave and the Catalina Beta.

I have attached a number of helpful apps, that you will need when you are undertaking the post install section on your system. Copy them to the USB installer so they are to hand when you have your system up and running. They need to be copied to the Applications folder on your Hard Drive or SSD.

You can download Kext Beast from Tonymacx86 and also Hackintool App, both will be helpful in getting your system working at its best.
 

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#25
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hello I did everything you wrote start the mac and the prohibition symbol appears.
I started the PC without video card nvidia with the same configuration you posted. Always with the HDMI cable.
it's probably a video card problem. Can I start the mojave installation only with the intel card?
 
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#26
We don't know that it is a video card problem. You need to boot the system in Verbose mode so we can see what is happening,

I have attached a copy of the config.plist from above, with the Verbose (-v) boot argument.

Boot with this config and post a picture of the kernel panic.
 

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#28
Can you confirm which version of macOS Mojave you are installing, 10.14.2, 10.14.5 or 10.14.6?

You need to make sure you are using a USB2 port when installing Mojave.
 

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#31
I installed a USB 2.0 connector as described in the motherboard manual

- 6 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports available through the internal USB headersI started the PC with the USB 2.0 key
but the result is the same
 

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#32
Solved!!!!!
At Clover Boot Screen select Options > PCI devices > USB Ownership and USB Injection

For permanent solution check Inject USB + FixOwnership in Clover's config.plist

I continue with the installation then I try to install the nvidia geforce
 

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#33
Good to hear you are up and running/installing.

You need to change a couple of items in your BIOS:
  1. XHCI Hand-off: Enabled
  2. EHCI Hand-off: Enabled
I am assuming your SATA configuration is set to AHCI not Raid

You may find it pretty problematic installing the Nvidia Drivers and you should expect to have some artefacts and graphic Glitches with the Nvidia WebDrivers. You would honestly be better off installing High Sierra 10.13.6 if you use the Nvidia GTX 960.
 

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#36
it is impossible that there is no way to properly set up the integrated graphics card in hd 4600 there must be a way. :(
 

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#37
You need to have the following in your config.plist for your Intel HD 4600 to work:
  • Devices > FakeID > IntelGFX =0x04128086
  • Graphics > Inject Intel=True
  • Graphics > ig_platform_id=0x0d220003
I have attached a HD4600.plist with these, and only these three settings so you can see what and where they need to go in your config.plist.
 

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#38
ok really work with AppleIntelHD4600Graphics.kext but don't work audio and all usb 3.0 behind motherboard
 

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#40
You only asked about getting the HD4600 fully recognised, so I provided an answer to the question you asked.

With regards the Audio Codec:
  • What have you done to get the Audio working?
  • Have you checked you have selected the correct option for your Audio in the System Preferences > Sound > Outputs tab?
  • Which kexts in relation to your audio codec have you installed? AppleALC and Lilu.kext should be all you need. If you have any VoodooHDA kexts remove them.
  • Which Audio Layout ID have you set in your config.plist?
Screenshot 2019-08-06 at 17.57.56.png

The Screenshot above shows the System Preferences > Sound > Outputs tab from my system, with USB speakers selected.

With regards the USB:
  • Have you added & enabled the USB port limit patches for Mojave 10.14.5 to your config.plist?
  • Have you created a SSDT-UIAC & a SSDT-EC.aml for your system or a USBPorts.kext?
You ask nicely and ask the right questions you get the right answers.
 

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