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Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 'Golden Master' GM Candidate to Beta Testers

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There was no option to change the HFS+ to APFS, probably because it is installed on a spinning platter HDD rather than a SSD.

There is a reverse problem. You also don't have the option to opt out of APFS when the High Sierra GM is installed on an SSD. I innocently thought that since the SSD was already running High Sierra using HFS+ I wouldn't have to confront this issue. But nooooooo! I finished the installation, rebooted, and Clover couldn't see High Sierra because the drive was now APFS. My solution was to install the HS GM on my backup HDD, partition the SSD back to HFS+, and clone from the HDD to SSD using Carbon Copy Cloner. The upshot is that a step-by-step process will be needed for many users (like me) on how to install using the App Store so that the APFS.efi is in the right place prior to installing so that Clover can see the APFS drive after installation. I see a lot of instructions on how to do this but none are simple and clear.

That said, HS GM is running just fine on my simple EconoMac II (now) and everything works. :)
 
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I see a lot of instructions on how to do this but none are simple and clear.
There's a guide here, don't know about simple and clear though. Edit: I cleared it up
 
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Suggestions include temporarily disconnecting any Windows-formatted disks, and setting your firmware revision via Clover Configurator and config.plist to a newer firmware version so the firmware check sees "up to date firmware" and skips this piece.

changed the system definition and
disconnect windows hard drive
but still have error

any idea?
 
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changed the system definition and
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but still have error

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Update Clover + update Clover Configurator. Remove BiosVersion, BiosReleaseDate, FirmwareFeatures, FirmwareFeaturesMask from your config. Use the correct system definition for your hardware.
 
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There's a guide here, don't know about simple and clear though. Edit: I cleared it up

Vulgo,

You did clean it up and the instructions are much clearer. Thank you!
 
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apfs.efi is located in the BaseSystem.dmg image of the Install MAC OS X High Sierra Beta.app or created USB installation media, path /usr/standalone/i386, or from another Mac running latest GM, same path.

You can put it in EFI partition with Windows, Recovery tools, LiveLinux CD whatever. Use Google or internal search function, a lot of questions already being asked from Others, and finding solution just 4 words Google and first or second link.
Difficulties and challenges make you become a better Hackintosher.... :)
 
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It is located in the Installation app
/Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra\ Beta.app/Contents/SharedSupport/BaseSystem.dmg -> /usr/standalone/i386/apfs.efi
 
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I see a very no go subject here. look my friend, life is very hard and the most important thing is that you must believe in yourself to go on and find your way by yourself, is not bad to ask for suggestion once or maybe twice but the most important is what you want depends 100% on you, it doesn't matter if you spend nights and nights trying till you eyes pain, because all what you are doing is for you, only you. Then the taste of glory will be very sweet as you cannot imagine especially when you know that you achieved your goal all alone with your pure mind power.
A life lesson for free.
 
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I agree, it works, much better indeed. Upgraded to High Sierra GM 17A362a on APFS - no problems - It is working in all respects except video because Nvidia has as yet not released new drivers for High Sierra. I am using the Sierra 10.12.6 Nvidia drivers, "hacked" to work with High Sierra. Not optimal, but better than nothing.

Greets
wait I dont suppose you'd mind uploading some footage of you using your hacked web drivers?
 
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