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  1. SimonT

    Solved > DisplayPort no longer working

    My hackintosh will no longer connect to my monitor when using the DisplayPort connector and I can't figure out the reason. Background My computer and ASUS monitor were working together nicely, along with my Sapphire Pulse RX 580 GPU. But I decided to 'improve' things. I did some tweaks found...
  2. SimonT

    How to get a true 4k monitor

    I'm looking to upgrade my monitor, and ideally want something that can at least get close to the retina screens used in an iMac, 27 inches or bigger, but without spending an arm and a leg. I've been looking at lots of models, and came across a comment on Amazon which made sit back and rethink...
  3. SimonT

    Bootable backup boots but passwords don't work

    I've created a bootable backup using Chronosync (I have paid for the software anyway, and it has this function so use it instead of SuperDuper and CCC). However, Chronosync has created a bootable backup - but one where the passwords for both my main and test account are not recognised. I've...
  4. SimonT

    Can't mount EFI folder of boot drive - 'Device BSD name' seems to be wrong

    For some reason neither EFI Mounter nor Clover Configurator can 'see' the EFI folder on my SSD boot drive. I know it's there because it boots my hackintosh. Clover Config shows 4 partions: Desktop SSD (which has the OS installed); Preboot (no idea why that is there); Recovery; and VM. The...
  5. SimonT

    Overview of all hardware tests

    Is there an overview of hardware tests anywhere? I'm having a problem with random restarts, and think I need to check memory, graphics card etc etc. I've downloaded Memtest for the memory side of things, but what about everything else? If information on all the necessary tools could be put into...
  6. SimonT

    [Solved] Create EFI partition and add whatever needs adding

    I've been having a bit of a nightmare with my system... all sorts of things are wrong. But along the way, trying to fix things, I decided that Clover had become corrupted on my various disks and tried to clear everything from the EFI partitions. In doing so, I seem to have deleted some of them...
  7. SimonT

    How to clean up, remove and reinstall Clover

    I've been having serious problems with my system, which was running fine, but then became completely unbootable. After much research and countless reboots, I've decided the problem was, and is, a corruption (or something) of Clover. I've now got back to the stage where I can boot the system...
  8. SimonT

    [Answered] Disable SIP in system that won't boot

    I have a non-booting system that was working fine yesterday, completely useless today. Keep getting the 'no entry' sign and other failures, from a whole load of different drives, USB installers, clones etc. The problem might be SIP - but how do I disable SIP if I can't get to terminal, can't...
  9. SimonT

    [Solved] Unable to boot, restore, do anything - help!

    I’d like to ask for some help in bringing my hackintosh back to life. It’s gone, overnight, from working to near perfectly to unable to boot into any of the drives or backups, USBs and clones I have available. At the Clover screen I can choose which drive to boot from but whatever option I try...
  10. SimonT

    [Solved] Sierra won't install, reboots to El Cap

    I'm trying to update from El Capitan to Sierra on my hackintosh. I have downloaded the Sierra updater from the app stores, updated Clover to the latest version, checked my computer's profile in about this mac (imac 14,2), but when I go through the installation procedure, it fails and the system...
  11. SimonT

    Multibeast fails - do I need to disable SIP first?

    I'm trying to get audio working (Clover & El Capitan) but whenever I try to install drivers using multibeast (8.0.1) it fails to install. Gives an error message. The log doesn't reveal much - just says it failed. ("installer: The upgrade failed (The Installer encountered an error that caused the...
  12. SimonT

    We need an idiot's guide for upgrade from Yosemite to clover to El Capitan without a clean install

    I'm in the situation that I'm on a golden build running Yosemite installed using multibeast with the chameleon boot loader. I want to upgrade to El Capitan and Clover but I don't want to do a clean install of El Capitan, which will involve wiping everything on my live drive. This creates...
  13. SimonT

    How to install Clover - back to absolute basics please

    I'm experimenting with a move from the current Chimera bootloader and Yosemite to Clover and El Capitan using a test drive. The guides are brilliant and all - but I'm sufficiently stupid that there are still things I can't figure out. And I mean really basic. I've built the Clover USB...
  14. SimonT

    How widespread are the El Capitan USB port issues?

    I'm on Yosemite and multibeast, hesitating over the move to Clover and El Capitan. One of the issues holding me back is reading on here about the issues around USB ports. There's clearly lots of advice and help on here, but I wouldn't claim to understand many of the threads and I suspect fixing...
  15. SimonT

    Simplest way to upgrade to clover and Capitan?

    I'm on Yosemite with multibeast and a machine built earlier this year using components of one of the 'golden builds' detailed here on the site. I'm in no great rush to upgrade to El Capitan. It would be nice to do it now but... I'm thinking the simplest way to upgrade is going to be to wait for...
  16. SimonT

    GA Z97X-UD3H - help please with bios and install

    I'm working on my first build and reached a big problem. Unibeast starts up okay but then hits a kernel panic. I've followed the bios instructions to the letter but can't find anything specific to my board anywhere in the forum - which is odd as it's one of the three recommended boards to use...
  17. SimonT

    Basic question on graphics card compatability

    I've been reading a lot on graphics cards compatibility but could do with an answer to a fairly obvious (possibly dumb) question: Basically, does it matter at all who makes the card? If I go for a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, which is one of those currently recommended, do I really need to also...
  18. SimonT

    Choosing motherboard - which of the 3 'golden build' customac boards to buy?

    I'm about ready to try my first build, taking the plunge etc etc. I have zero experience of putting together a computer from scratch or installing OS X on a hackintosh, but with all the guidance on here and elsewhere, it looks do-able. I'll be buying pretty much everything I need as new, and...
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