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  1. SAC12345

    Thanks for all the fish.

    Thanks to all the developers who allowed me to use OSX for all these years but I am done with it now. The more Apple has moved to lock it down the more I have grown to dislike them. It appears I was correct in my thinking when in December last year when they broke the printer drivers and messed...
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    SSD "BIOS" name change

    Boot with an Ubuntu live Linux USB disk then if the efibootmgr is not installed installed it using the command line in Terminal sudo apt update then sudo apt install efibootmgr. Once installed use it to check the disk boot order efibootmgr -v in the Terminal. After this use the -L option to add...
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    Success with Gigabyte H370M DS3H +i5-8400 coffee lake

    I would think Apple has finally dropped the support for that card they have been dropping the nvidia cards for ages now, with each release fewer are supported. Get a supported ATI card to use. I have a cheap at the time rx560 I put in my machine, with the crazy prices now who knows how much they...
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    Why won't Lubuntu USB boot up on my MacBook?

    Well only other idea I have is install from/on another machine. Do the install on the SSD while it is in another machine then put it into the Mac, that is how I got Debian onto my MacPro 1,1 that has the crippled 32bit EFI as well on an IDE drive I put in it, my 5,1 it just booted the Ubuntu...
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    Why won't Lubuntu USB boot up on my MacBook?

    Then use the try lubuntu option and open a Terminal and use something like the below to see how it the system is seeing the drive(s). root@ubuntu:~# fdisk -l /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 119.24 GiB, 128035676160 bytes, 250069680 sectors Disk model: SATA SSD Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512...
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    Why won't Lubuntu USB boot up on my MacBook?

    When you get to the disk formatting step you should be able to tell the difference in the size of the drives. If you choose the easy you do nothing option use whole disk, it will show screen with two different drives you know the size you put in, I would think it is not identical to the one...
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    Why won't Lubuntu USB boot up on my MacBook?

    Sure just wipe it and start over then if wanted, though there again installing the lubuntu-desktop package on a rescued install will give you both of them to use if you wanted. You get to select which to use at the login screen allowing to switch between them. Edit: And you could go for the...
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    Why won't Lubuntu USB boot up on my MacBook?

    Yes that would give you GRUB back on it, if you install to the HDD when doing the fresh install it will find the already present install on the SSD and put entry in the GRUB menu for it too. Then you can have two installs one for a backup and one you use all the time. Honestly though the...
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    Why won't Lubuntu USB boot up on my MacBook?

    The Option key is part of the EFI firmware in the machine it is always there. Clonezilla never installed GRUB to the new drive the link below explains how to do it after the fact. Though who knows if it will work with the broken EFI in the machine, you may have to do fresh install. The no OS is...
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    Why won't Lubuntu USB boot up on my MacBook?

    I see no mention of holding down the Option key to actually get the chance to boot from the USB stick from the boot picker screen, without that step you are never going to see any result. Edit: Oh and depending on whether the Mac has a full 64bit EFI you may need a special hybrid boot USB stick...
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    Success with Gigabyte H370M DS3H +i5-8400 coffee lake

    Good to read you got it done, if wanting to update to the 0.7.8 which is the latest it is a simple matter of one key to add, I forget which one at the moment. But a program like DiffMerge will show the one needed when doing a comparision with the sample.plist to find the missing one.
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    Newegg, Fresh or Rotten?

    Neither had I with Newegg until this last time. I too buy a lot of my parts from both, Amazon can be quite the rip off as well on their pricing if not careful you had better search around on the exact model you want to buy. And not on their website it will never list the cheapest for you. My...
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    Newegg, Fresh or Rotten?

    They tried to rip me off on their price guarantee for the Black Friday promotion last year. Luckily I had made screen shots of the offer and the prices in effect for the low it got to, they are scummy weasels as far as I am concerned. Dozens of messages it took to finally get them to honor it...
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    NVME Samsung 970 EVO SSD drive stuck in read-only mode

    Seems like the symptoms of a dead drive. To test my theory create a Linux boot USB and do a test install with it. If it fails to allow the drive to be partitioned as well it is time to buy new one for the machine. And as I see now I am about to post about them being junk for use with OSX it can...
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    macOS Catalina Security Update 2022-001

    The security update is fine, the Safari is garbage. If you use any websites with Javascipt, they will not load, and the Brother printer update if offered is another piece of trash if you have one on them. At least that was my experience with the breakage on my computer when installing them.
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    Installing kexts After regular upgrade of Catalina

    Below are the link I visit every time the Open Core is updated to get the latest .kext I download to use. It is simple matter of clicking on the release link for each to get the latest version to use. I did not realize you are using the clover, you may want to try a guide using the Open Core it...
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    Installing kexts After regular upgrade of Catalina

    Forget that bad advice those .kext go into your EFI folder in the EFI partition on your drive. MacUser2525:~$ ls- l /Volumes/Sea_To_Do/Programs/Hackintosh/New_Installs/iMac_19,1_9600k/EFI_OC77_iMac19,1_Mine_mausi/OC/Kexts/ total 0 drwxr-xr-x 3 MacUser2525 staff 102 10 Jan 18:42...
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    Motherboard advice

    No opinion on the motherboard take the one with the best support on the forum you can find. This means working EFI folder for the OS you will run. You have enough listed I am certain one of them will have been used in a so called golden build with plenty of instructions and support. My concern...
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    Success with Gigabyte H370M DS3H +i5-8400 coffee lake

    Try the attached 0.7.7 OC folder you need to replace the Replace in the config.plist with your settings you use now for the serial, MLB and SystemUUID as I removed them from my working configuration. It is setup as iMac19,1 using the intel for computing tasks with my rx560 providing the...
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    Success with Gigabyte H370M DS3H +i5-8400 coffee lake

    Are you using this motherboard? As your system listed does not say you are. Adding a -v to the boot-args will give you a boot using text so you get some actual information on where it fails not a graphic that tell you nothing.
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