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    << Solved >> SATA vanished…

    For anyone with a similar issue, the BIOS refresh had reset to defaults and MacOS needs the SATA interface to be in AHCI mode rather than IDE mode - switched in the BIOS and SATA has re-appeared in System Report.
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    << Solved >> SATA vanished…

    Weird one, aren’t they all! Everything working fine then flashed the BIOS (to the same version it transpires!) and installed a pair of Xeon 5690’s. Re-fit drives, I boot into Clover via a SATA SSD and have a SATA archive drive, both detected in the BIOS. Clover then installs the NVMe driver...
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    Any suggestions appreciated - suddenly hanging on boot

    Booted normally today. So seems to have fixed itself. Only suggestion I can make for others is to enter Recovery and it appears that Time Machine makes snapshot backups which it saves locally (not on a Time Capsule) and restoring to a point prior to the problem appearing, appears to have solved...
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    Any suggestions appreciated - suddenly hanging on boot

    Boot into Recovery and even though I have a Time Capsule connected, the Recovery App could only see the recent Time Machine snapshots located on my normal boot drive. If I wind back to Dec 22nd then the Hackintosh boots fine and everything appears to work. If I then reset, I get the same effect...
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    CPU Fan: Idle at 1k RPM, Is This Normal? (Very loud)

    I was just about to suggest that. Circa 1000rpm is basic tickover / normal operation. Normal PC fans run up to 5000rpm when things get warm, more likely a bearing issue as you discovered. Glad its sorted.
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    Any suggestions appreciated - suddenly hanging on boot

    p.s. Its not exactly hanging, just not reaching the OSX sign in screen.
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    Any suggestions appreciated - suddenly hanging on boot

    Hi, just recovering from COVID (not recommended) so my brain isn't functioning correctly at the moment, any pointers on where to start? High Sierra, boots through Clover fine, Apple symbol, progress bar updates, 3 monitors all go black, then where I would normally get the familiar sign in...
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    How To Remove The G5 Upper Shelf

    The groove the C-clip hooks into can catch on the two nylon washers as you push the pin out (into the case). Just waggling the pin sorts that out. The pin connects the rear catch to the plastic rail.
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    How To Remove The G5 Upper Shelf

    Just finger nail on one side and flat blade screwdriver on the other and push the C-Clip off the pin. I’ve done 3 and none very tight (it’s only a thin and small C-Clip). The grey rail just drops off once all fasteners are removed.
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    NVMe SSD for H97M-itx Motherboard

    It does mean you need another (SATA or USB) device that has Clover on, which just has Clover. That then finds your NVMe device.
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    NVMe SSD for H97M-itx Motherboard

    Normally your computer BIOS points at the drive/partition that then boots the operating system (Windows / macOS etc). In a Clover based Hackintosh Clover sits in-between the BIOS and the Operating System. So your BIOS needs to point at the partition that has Clover on it. Clover effectively...
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    NVMe SSD for H97M-itx Motherboard

    The BIOS doesn't need to support is as the Clover NVMe driver doesn't use the BIOS and neither does macOS.
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    NVMe SSD for H97M-itx Motherboard

    100% do it. Especially as you have PCIe 3.0. I have PCIe 2.0 and get 1500+ MB/s Read/Write (Corsair Force MP510 SSD 960GB or thereabouts). It doesn't matter if your BIOS natively supports NVMe drives on the PCI bus or not, because Clover is your boot software then macOS is your operating system...
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    [Guide] How to hide unwanted volumes on Clover boot menu

    Very simple, but very good idea - that makes a lot of sense. Clover may not like the spaces and enclosing in quotes makes sure they are included. Good idea thanks.
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    [Guide] How to hide unwanted volumes on Clover boot menu

    I know what you mean, but can't complain given Clover is infinitely lovely compared with its cost :-)
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