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  1. IronMann

    [SUCCESS] blouse's "Hack Pro" :: i9-9900K + Z390 Aorus Pro + Vega 64 + TB3 + USB3 :: 100% working

    I found my problem. Through experimenting with a couple of bulk copies of data in my hack, I started noticing that my backup SSD was often the "star of the show". This SSD (a non M.2 device) is APFS formatted. I reformatted it to MAC OS extended. I've since tried about 5 different bulk...
  2. IronMann

    [SUCCESS] blouse's "Hack Pro" :: i9-9900K + Z390 Aorus Pro + Vega 64 + TB3 + USB3 :: 100% working

    @psedog - So your config.plist worked for me straight out of the box. And SSDT seems to be working too. Will be testing more extensively over next few days but so far looks promising. MANY THANKS!
  3. IronMann

    [SUCCESS] blouse's "Hack Pro" :: i9-9900K + Z390 Aorus Pro + Vega 64 + TB3 + USB3 :: 100% working

    @psedog - hey thanks! Will try the items in your thread. If I want to use your SSDT file do I need to make any edits becuase my GPU is the Sapphire pulse or can I just use it as is? I appreciate the guidance!
  4. IronMann

    [SUCCESS] blouse's "Hack Pro" :: i9-9900K + Z390 Aorus Pro + Vega 64 + TB3 + USB3 :: 100% working

    @blouse - I also just built out a Z390 auros pro wifi with i9 and 32gb. 970 EVO m2. Single Radeon Sapphire Pulse. I've got one odd issue that I can reliably produce. My system freezes during large/bulk IO operations. Example. If I copy 30gb or so worth of files from a USB disk to my...
  5. IronMann

    Slow boot Mojave

    If this is still a problem for you (or others who come after you), try the following which worked for me. I disabled the built in graphics on my motherboard. Mojave boots in 15 seconds now (used to be 85 seconds).
  6. IronMann

    Clover doesn’t see/won’t boot my customac anymore.

    Had been working fine for over two years. Last night I powered it up, and clover no longer saw/booted my MAC OS. It only showed me the recovery partition (with the big Red Cross on it). I tried booting that - and it comes up ok. But the only options it gives me are to reinstall MAC OS...
  7. IronMann

    Copy MAC encryped disk files to another MAC?

    My hackintosh stopped working today after running solid for a couple of years. Just won't boot. At this point I just want to copy files over to some other safe place. But the drive is MAC OS encrypted. I have the encryption key. Can I just mount the drive in a USB SATA enclosure and copy...
  8. IronMann

    Need help. Intermittent error allocating...

    This has been a pain in the ass upgrade. But in retrospect I made some mistakes in the process. - I didn't erase/repartition the HD prior to USB install. So even though the USB install worked ok, the drive would never boot by itself etc. Once I erased and reinstalled, I completed the...
  9. IronMann

    Stuck on MAC Logo

    try erasing/reformatting the target hard drive prior to starting your USB install process.
  10. IronMann

    Need help. Intermittent error allocating...

    Disabled the onboard intel graphics on my mobo and now everything is fine.
  11. IronMann

    Prohibited Sign AFTER Successful El Capitan Install

    You might want to throw in the -v flag so you can get some msgs back around where's it's crapping out. I had a similar thing happening to me that I just fixed. I disabled the onboard integrated graphics on my mobo and it's been booting fine since.
  12. IronMann

    Need help. Intermittent error allocating...

    Couldn't allocate runtime area. Boot failed. The odd thing is that it will eventually work ok after I restart about 2x. No issues once it's up and running. What would cause that - and what can I do about it. It's a pain to have to keep recycling until I get a good boot. Any help is...
  13. IronMann

    error allocating 0x126cf pages 0x00000000056ce000

    what boot flags are you using and did you at least have nv_disable=1 specified?
  14. IronMann

    El Capitan 10.11.4 - panic at "starting darwin x86_64"

    Update. I disabled SIP and now it just restarts the machine just before it's about to launch El Capitan. This reminds me vaguely of a build I did a couple of years ago on an hp laptop where I had to copy the Mach kernel from the USB to the hard disk to get it to launch properly. note that I...
  15. IronMann

    El Capitan 10.11.4 - panic at "starting darwin x86_64"

    I couldn't resolve my installation problem with updating in place from Yosemite to El Capitan 10.11.4. So I went with a USB install instead - which seemed to work. But I can't boot from the OSX instance on my ssd. I get a panic just after it says, "starting darwin x64" Not sure what...
  16. IronMann

    El Capitan install won't resume after restart

    I have a working Yosemite hackentosh that I just tried updating in place via App Store update. Download finished and I ran the install. I agree to terms, press continue etc. says it'll reboot automatically. But when it restarts, the install doesn't resume at all. I've tried 3x now...
  17. IronMann

    NAS device on network - poor performance from my home grown Mac.

    It's a Western Digital MyCloud that I've got all my music and movies on. It's perfectly good from either Windows or Ubuntu. But I've also got a macbook air and it's extremely slow against it also. The device is an SMB device. I hadn't tried connecting through other protocols but once I...
  18. IronMann

    NAS device on network - poor performance from my home grown Mac.

    I've basically got a 32 gig 8 core beast of a machine running Yosemite 10.10 but I get something like 2 and 4 megabytes per second write/read going up against a NAS device that's Ethernet connected to a 1 gigabit port on my network router. By contrast, my wife's windows machine gets closer to...
  19. IronMann

    ga-z97x-ud7-th post install questions

    First, this was the smoothest build process ever. Everything installed on first attempt and I could boot successfully after establishing my settings via Multi-Beast. No hunting/pecking for kexts. My questions... Do I need to worry about setting P-states and C-States bootflags? If yes, to...
  20. IronMann

    GA-Z97X-UD7-TH - on SSD. 70 seconds to boot?

    I did this. System boots in 30 seconds versus 70. But now my system will freeze at random intervals after I login. It doesn't seem to be triggered by any one thing (eg: has happened while browsing, using Finder, editing a text file etc). Sometimes it's immediately after I login...
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