[Solved] Freeze during Catalina Install / Boot

DD9200

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#1
Hi guys,

Hit a dead end trying to update to Catalina. I'm on mojave at the moment running perfectly and never had an issue with updates but can't get Catalina to work. My build is: i7-8700k, Sapphire Pulse RX580 8GB, 32GB Corsair RAM, Asus Strix Z370-F mobo, 2 x 500GB Samsung 970 Evo's (One with Mojave on, one with Windows 10) & a 250GB Samsung 850 Evo with a clone of my Mojave install on.

When I initially installed High Sierra I used Unibeast but wanted to go Vanilla with Catalina so I followed the vanilla guide from Reddit with no luck, then Raine's guide from the forum but again no luck. Decided to just try and update through the normal system update, no luck again when booting from the install macOS part. Just to test it I used my same EFI folder with a Mojave USB and I can boot just Catalina getting some errors.

The image below is where it hangs for me, wanted to upload my EFI folder as well but it said it's too large so here's a link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dM1rYcqgRpz3MoLpKl-CcZevCbw6Rxxn/view?usp=sharing

Any ideas?

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Hackintosher

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#2
Hi guys,

Hit a dead end trying to update to Catalina. I'm on mojave at the moment running perfectly and never had an issue with updates but can't get Catalina to work. My build is: i7-8700k, Sapphire Pulse RX580 8GB, 32GB Corsair RAM, Asus Strix Z370-F mobo, 2 x 500GB Samsung 970 Evo's (One with Mojave on, one with Windows 10) & a 250GB Samsung 850 Evo with a clone of my Mojave install on.

When I initially installed High Sierra I used Unibeast but wanted to go Vanilla with Catalina so I followed the vanilla guide from Reddit with no luck, then Raine's guide from the forum but again no luck. Decided to just try and update through the normal system update, no luck again when booting from the install macOS part. Just to test it I used my same EFI folder with a Mojave USB and I can boot just Catalina getting some errors.

The image below is where it hangs for me, wanted to upload my EFI folder as well but it said it's too large so here's a link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dM1rYcqgRpz3MoLpKl-CcZevCbw6Rxxn/view?usp=sharing

Any ideas?

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I had that same verbose output when I was trying to install Catalina on my ASUS Z370 board and It took me all day to find a work around. It's a combination of .efi and config.plist changes to get the installer to load. I will try and post a fix later this evening or tomorrow on the home page when I have time.
 

DD9200

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#3
I had that same verbose output when I was trying to install Catalina on my ASUS Z370 board and It took me all day to find a work around. It's a combination of .efi and config.plist changes to get the installer to load. I will try and post a fix later this evening or tomorrow on the home page when I have time.
Cheers mate will keep an eye out for it :)
 

Hackintosher

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#5
Actually with the above EFI you might get stuck at ************** with -v
I was loading another config.plist in the bootloader to get around that I'll have to look more into this issue, Ill keep you posted if it doesn't work for you.
 

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#6
Thanks man, I'm away from my hack till Friday but I'll try it out then and let you know it goes!
 

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