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    Hackintosh wakes up immediately after sleep (OS X 10.11.6)

    I have a slightly different version of this with my Mojave Hackintosh (now on my spouse's desk). It worked fine when it was on my desk, but now behaves strangely. The symptom: the first time you tell it to sleep, it bounces back to life (except for the screen) immediately. But the second...
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    Catalina + VirtualSMC > monitor CPU/GPU sensors and more

    I have the reverse problem with iStat: I can see all the CPU and disk temp sensors, but only one fan (which one, I wonder? there are at least 4 counting the cpu cooler fan, 7 counting all three GPU fans)... but no "GPU Proximity". I'm using VirtualSMC as of late January. I'll be reading this...
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    AMD Radeon: Sapphire Nitro+ RX 5700XT, 10.15.4, success

    I just (tonight) swapped out my trusty Sapphire RX580 for a shiny new 5700 XT. Apart from the moment of surprise when I realised it needed 2 PCIe power cables (!), it was a smooth swap. What a monster though. Glad I have a large case. I ran one last Heaven benchmark on the 580 after...
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    lost bcfg info after Catalina install, puzzled

    I'm still not entirely clear on how all the intricate mechanisms mesh together in what sequence during boot... wish I had a flow chart! I learned during my first dual-boot configuration (Mojave and Win10) that it was easier and better in the long run to use bcfg to set up a hard-wired entry...
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    Attempt to restore apps to new Catalina boot disk using CCC: FAIL

    Not hearing from anyone, I pay for my silly moment by installing Catalina over again. And waiting hours for Migration Assistant to do the job right, instead of trying to take a shortcut with CCC. Oh well. The takeaway: don't try to use CCC to restore non-Apple files to a new install. Next...
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    Solved > Catalina 10.15.4, ASUS mobo, hang before installer

    @gigamax, yep, I know about EFI partitions and did put the usb stick EFI folder on the Catalina boot drive EFI partition. and I do use Clover Configurator to mount and unmount those EFI puppies. Thanks though. There's something different going on here; I just had to reinstall Catalina (tried...
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    Attempt to restore apps to new Catalina boot disk using CCC: FAIL

    Don't try this at home, kids. As so often before, I got a bit too clever for my own good. Having got a bootable Catalina drive (yay! yay!) I thought it might be quick and simple to use CCC to copy all my installed non-Apple apps, open source software etc from my Mojave disk to my new Catalina...
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    Solved > Catalina 10.15.4, ASUS mobo, hang before installer

    The funny thing was, this one wasn't hours of effort! I almost can't believe it's working. I mean, to get Mojave working was days and nights of intense frustration, endless reboots, endless googling and begging for help and advice (so generously given on this forum, thanks everyone!). And the...
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    Solved > Catalina 10.15.4, ASUS mobo, hang before installer

    I tried a different USB stick and am getting further, even without replacing any EFI folder... we'll see what happens during the painfully slow install process. Thanks for the EFI though, I may need it yet. Why one USB stick works and another doesn't... well... who knows. I did try the repair...
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    Solved > Catalina 10.15.4, ASUS mobo, hang before installer

    Let me make sure I am understanding you correctly, because believe me, if there is a way to get a Hackintosh install wrong I will find it! And I sweated blood to get Mojave working so I'm terrified of breaking it now. You're suggesting I use your EFI folder on my USB boot stick's EFI...
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    Solved > Catalina 10.15.4, ASUS mobo, hang before installer

    I thought I'd have another whack at Catalina, so I attached a spare USB SSD, then created a brand new USB boot stick using the very latest Unibeast to make a bootable stick with the 8GB (!!) latest Catalina from App Store. Thought I'd use the spare SSD for my target disk, so I don't mess up my...
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    Catalina Stalled at end of Apple Installer Progress Bar

    I thought I'd have another whack at Catalina (kinda bored and restless due to StayHome). Got the latest everything, made a fresh USB stick with UniBeast, booted from it... very slow boot, got an Apple logo with progress bar... progress bar reached 100 percent... nothing happening. My plan was...
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    UniBeast takes forever to create USB

    I'm getting transfer speeds of, like, 5MB/s to 9MB/s going to that USB stick when using the new Unibeast to build a Catalina installer. It's a brand-name stick, not some no-name product from China via Ebay. 16GB, not some huge size. Freshly formatted. I did get the monstrous 8GB Catalina...
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    Solved > Unbootable after power hit: internal SSDs corrupted?

    Well my SSDs did not present as "dead" but they certainly thought they were corrupted. Then after sitting overnight with zero to minimal activity, they are miraculously OK today. Very confusing, but from now on I'll know that "cooking" them overnight will probably restore sanity. Glad I...
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    Solved > Unbootable after power hit: internal SSDs corrupted?

    Now this is interesting. Left 'er running all night (booted off external rescue disk) and when I rebooted this evening, presto changeo, the SSD is now bootable again! This tallies with some odd things I have read about SSD's "coming to their senses" after being powered up but idle for a period...
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    Solved > Unbootable after power hit: internal SSDs corrupted?

    @pastrychef yes, I had thought about that. Is it possible with a Hackintosh to implement the "graceful shut down" feature offered by some UPS units? i.e. the UPS detects the power outage, keeps the computer running, but sends a message to the OS to do an orderly shutdown and power off?
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    Solved > Unbootable after power hit: internal SSDs corrupted?

    My KiKi system has lived through many a power outage (our winters are hard on power lines), but from the most recent one it has not recovered. I feared for the mobo at first, because both Win10 and Mojave were no longer bootable. Win10 reported its boot disk damaged, tried to repair, then...
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    Solved > Sleep/wake issue, graphics stutter... possible clue?

    Hi pastrychef, I wrote a response a day or two back, but it went into moderation limbo, dunno why. It's not like I use bad language or anything... Anyway, I didn't find my motherboard audio chip in acidanthera's list. It's not a big deal because the USB audio adapter is working great, though...
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    Solved > Sleep/wake issue, graphics stutter... possible clue?

    Oops not quite out of the woods yet, somehow at the end of all this I've lost my HD Audio output which used to work just fine... [UPDATE] well there's always more than one way to skin a Hack :-) had a spare Soundblaster external USB adapter lying around; so plugged it in and Bingo, USB audio...
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    Solved > Sleep/wake issue, graphics stutter... possible clue?

    First experiment: leave everything alone, except for replacing the shikigva boot args in config.plist: shikigva=32 shiki-id=Mac-7BA5B2D9E42DDD94 Reboot. Try two things: 1) can Preview open a JPG file? Answer: yes! JPGs now open and view normally. 2) what happens on waking up from sleep...
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