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  1. SimonT

    Apple Previews macOS 11.0 Big Sur - Available Fall 2020

    Great article on the reasons behind the move not to "ARM" but to "Apple Silicon" here (and yes, there is a distinction): https://appleinsider.com/articles/20/06/23/why-the-macs-migration-to-apple-silicon-is-bigger-than-arm "In some respects, Apple's use of ARM cores in its SoCs is similar to...
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    Solved > DisplayPort no longer working

    Sajjad - you probably need Pavo to help you rather than me. What I did was very specific as you'll see from the details above. I had made changes to my settings following instructions on this site that were probably out of date or not relevant to my system. Pavo was able to spot where I had gone...
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    Solved > DisplayPort no longer working

    Thanks for your help Pavo - much appreciated. I've made the changes and now have DP working again. Fingers crossed that it stays that way! Thanks again.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Can't mount EFI folder of boot drive - 'Device BSD name' seems to be wrong

    I think I've failed to understand how the new APFS file scheme works. Disk 1 seems to be my boot disk, but disk 4 is somehow the same disk, with the OS and my data on it. Here's the output: diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME...
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    Overview of all hardware tests

    I have a machine that is has quite suddenly become subject to random restarts. One moment everything is working, then black screen and the system is rebooting. This happened almost overnight, and without any changes to system settings etc. To me, that suggests a hardware issue. I have now run...
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    Can't mount EFI folder of boot drive - 'Device BSD name' seems to be wrong

    When I try to mount that 'Preboot' partition using Terminal, I get the following: mount: /dev/disk4s2: unknown special file or file system. And I get the same with the other partitions. Not sure if that is to be expected or not.
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    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...
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    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...
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    [SOLVED] Clover Update r4586 disables OS Boot (Black Screen)

    So, is it safe to upgrade Clover the simple way yet? If not, will it be safe one day soon? Or... is there a way to get around all of these problems if one has a working machine, before doing the upgrade?
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    [Solved] Create EFI partition and add whatever needs adding

    Mohsy, I did it by taking my SSD out of the hackintosh and mounting it as an external drive on my macbook. I then mounted the EFI folder using EFI Mounter and (this is shortening things a bit) I found the backup of the older / original EFI folder which had been created by Clover Configurator...
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    [Solved] Create EFI partition and add whatever needs adding

    Mohsy, to be honest, you'd better take those questions over to that thread because I haven't needed to go through the process myself having inadvertently found a different way to roll back to a 'clean' install of Clover. I don't understand the error message you're getting, but I'm usually...
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    [Solved] Create EFI partition and add whatever needs adding

    Mohsy, I have a Macbook. So I removed the hard drive from my hackintosh and put it into a hard drive enclosure and mounted it on the macbook, then used Terminal from there. If you don't have a second mac, then I agree this is not going to work. I think the first thing you should do, however...
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    [REPORT] issue with clover 4586 - MacOS 10.13.5

    Is there anywhere a clear and comprehensive guide to the correct way to upgrade Clover? If not, could the powers-that-be consider creating one? It's something everyone needs to do at some point, even those of us with minimal technical expertise. There are check boxes to consider, the whole...
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    Hackintosh macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 won't boot after clover ver 4630 update

    Also, see this thread: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/solved-clover-update-r4586-disables-os-boot-black-screen.256050/ Looks like a bunch of people have had similar troubles and found an answer, though it's a long read.
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    Hackintosh macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 won't boot after clover ver 4630 update

    I'm not the right person to give detailed support, as I barely know what I'm doing. But I encountered a very similar problem to yours. Before upgrading to 10.13.6 I attempted to update Clover using Clover Configurator. When I tried to reboot (so the update would take effect) the machine would no...
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    [Solved] Create EFI partition and add whatever needs adding

    Think I have solved my problem. For the record, in case anyone else has a similar issue: Your EFI partition needs to be formatted to FAT32. If it isn't, even erasing the disk and doing a clean install of the OS will not reformat and recreate your EFI partition and the essential components...
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    [Solved] Create EFI partition and add whatever needs adding

    Update... using diskutil I have discovered the disks do have an EFI folder, but I think it's corrupted or wrongly formatted. EFI mounter won't mount them [ "Event Handler Failed (-10000)" ]. This is what diskutil reveals about the USB stick, which has been through the Unibeast creation process...
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