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ASUS ROG Strix H370-I install hangs

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This is like trying to solve one of those black box puzzles, where the sides are covered with instructions written in mystical runes that only a few great wizards understand!
Unfortunately we are trying to install macOS which really requires Apple Proprietary hardware, its own Bootloader, and its own Kexts on a non-Mac Motherboard, CPU and other add-on cards built primarily for Windows OS using a Bootloader helper like CLOVER (and others), modified kexts and other software tweaks on a cat and mouse game of chasing the ever-changing Mac Tactics with each of its newer versions.

In this endeavor, nobody knows everything! A lot of us are like the 5 blind men trying to identify and describe an elephant walking around and touching its various body parts!

Just like no single tool like a single Philips Screw driver can help us assemble a Desktop computer on any Computer case , no single tool like Unibeast can create a perfectly booting macOS Installer on all kinds of hardware we choose to create a current Hackintosh!

It is here we need to either self educate by reading or watching other people or ask for help in a Forum like this.

Providing all the information we only have to those providing help to us is like explaining our disease symptoms and all prior test reports to a specialist doctor to get appropriate and prompt medical help.
 
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Installing Clover no, but knowing which magical drivers and kexts to select for which motherboard, that requires knowledge and powers way above a mere entry level noob such as myself! As soon as I find where I put that USB-2 and have a beer, I will give it another go.

And to think, just a week ago I thought that clover was a plant and kexts were some type of crackers!

One does not simply walk into Mordor, nor boots Mojave on an ASUS H370-I.

Thanks again!
 
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copy my efi on your stick and boot
 
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Xdan, I would love to give it a try, where can I find your efi?
 

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@bikenbeer - got the same issue, with the 31min. However, the difference I have is that my drives are listed as APFS... not HFS. I had HFS earlier, before I reformatted the drive as APFS.
 

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There's nothing particularly mystical about installing Clover.View attachment 378927
@Sennen - Thanks for the input. I have figured out how to use the Clover configurator, to adjust a current config.plist on the EFI directory of the USB, that I am building, to boot the new machine. You suggest adding "Install RC scripts on target volume"... was hoping to find this option in the configurator. Or must I re-create the entire EFI folder using above?
 

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@Sennen - Thanks for the input. I have figured out how to use the Clover configurator, to adjust a current config.plist on the EFI directory of the USB, that I am building, to boot the new machine. You suggest adding "Install RC scripts on target volume"... was hoping to find this option in the configurator. Or must I re-create the entire EFI folder using above?
More info -
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The install scripts option is not available? ... and the HFS option you have checked does not even exist...
 
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I've been using the Dids build of Clover but the one on Sourceforge also has the RC scripts option (it has VBoxHfs-64 instead of HFSPlus). The important bit is EmuVariableUefi-64.efi; RC scripts just allows some stuff to persist through reboot and shutdown.
 
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I've been using the Dids build of Clover but the one on Sourceforge also has the RC scripts option (it has VBoxHfs-64 instead of HFSPlus). The important bit is EmuVariableUefi-64.efi; RC scripts just allows some stuff to persist through reboot and shutdown.
Thanks! The EmuVariableUefi -> got me through the 2min / 31 min "hangs". looks like I have Mojave on the main HDD. As described in the doc, not yet bootable on it's own(Multibeast to go). I can start it through the selection from the bootable usb. It is taking me through the final install bits - selecting country / intenet connection etc... However, my keyboard is not being recognized... so I can't type :( ... any clues on what driver I can add / change for that ? Or is this something multibeast does? Chicken and egg? as Mojave is not completely installed...
 
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I found that if I hit the reset and forced a reboot after the installer hung, I could finally get it to boot Mojave. But that brings me to the next problem - what to select in MultiBeast so that it will boot again. Unfortunately I chose poorly, and the reboot hung.
 

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