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Boot / UEFI setting on ASRock z390 Phantom Gaming ITX/AC

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I’ve been following this thread. I have the same board. I had the same problems until I reflashed to 1.2 and then erased my 970 Evo SSD in setup before loading. Now I made it to the macOS utilities screen and I’m lost. I went into disk utility and formatted the ssd so it would show up to install Mojave on. Now my computer has restarted a few times while installing onto the formatted SSD.
 
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@ammulder I didn't want to hijack the thread, but the info may prove useful to @Lulujam. I am, actually, typing from my Hackintosh. I haven't gone through the post installation yet.
ammulder said:
Post-Install Configuration:
  1. Using the same Clover installer you used for the flash drive, install Clover to the system drive. Select the same options as before, but this time also check Install RC scripts on target volume.
    • It again leaves the EFI partition (on the system drive) mounted.
  2. Also mount the EFI partition from the flash drive. I identify the EFI partition from Terminal with "diskutil list" and mount it with "sudo diskutil mount /dev/diskNs1" where diskN is the identifier for the USB drive, as shown by "diskutil list". After that a second "EFI" shows up in the Finder sidebar. The one with the eject symbol and the same icon as "Install macOS Mojave" is the flash drive, the other is the system drive.
  3. Replace the config.plist that Clover generated on the system drive with the one from the flash drive.
  4. Copy the kexts IntelMausiEthernet, FakeSMC, Lilu, WhateverGreen, and USBInjectAll from the flash drive EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other to the system drive EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other
  5. Add the AppleALC kext to that directory on the system drive for audio support
  6. If you did the wireless swap, also add the AirportBrcmFixup kext to that directory on the system drive
  7. To get USB3 configured, see the USB addendum below (install the AML I provide or one of your design into EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/ on the system drive)
  8. Eject the USB flash drive and Reboot
  9. You should boot into Mojave successfully, with audio working (and wireless as well, if you swapped the wireless board)
My computer won't boot without the flash drive, I created from your guide, installed. I do have current Geekbench score. Plus other details from my build with screenshots. Should I create a new thread discussing my build and what works and what doesn't? Thank you for your help! and thanks to everyone at this site! This is my first Hackintosh so, naturally, I decided to go with a harder board for my first crack at it. Here is a quick list of my components.

Hardware:
  • ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX
  • i5-8400
  • 16 GB DDR4-3000 Vengeance LPX
  • 970 Evo 500 GB M.2
  • Fractal Design - Node 202
  • Corsair - SF 600 W
 

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@Greek07, you should be able to install Clover to the system drive and configure it just like you configured the USB Flash drive (except in the Clover install be sure to select EmuVariableUefi-64 and Install RC scripts to target volume), and then you should be able to boot without the flash drive.

In any case, you are more than welcome to post about your system and what's working or not. :)
 
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@ammulder Thank you very much. I will try that. Extremely noob question, where would be the proper place to start the thread? I've been researching and reading up, on this site for about a year now, and I just became a member and I am still not very sure where I should post this build. Your guides made this build happen :). My next purchase is the RX 580.
Thanks again!
 
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@Greek07, you should be able to install Clover to the system drive and configure it just like you configured the USB Flash drive (except in the Clover install be sure to select EmuVariableUefi-64 and Install RC scripts to target volume), and then you should be able to boot without the flash drive.

In any case, you are more than welcome to post about your system and what's working or not. :)
I had to format my system drive to allow the OS to install. The disk is formatted as APFS and I would like it to be HFS+, like the flash drive and I read the Evo performs faster in that format. If I configure, using your guide, will it format it to HFS+ and do I still check off, in the clover install,
  • clover for UEFI booting only
  • install clover for ESP
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I think with a SSD in Mojave, you don't have much of an option except APFS. I'm pretty sure it will convert an HFS+ volume to APFS during the installation, and I'm not aware of any workaround (there was a workaround in High Sierra, but I heard they removed it in Mojave). In any case, you should definitely use UEFI not legacy in your Clover config. The settings in my guide should support both HFS+ and APFS.

If you want to post a step-by-step sort of thing for your build, you can post it to Mojave Desktop Guides. If you just want to post notes on a successful build, you can post it here in Mojave Desktop Support named like [SUCCESS] ASRock (...), or you could post in the User Builds forum.
 
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Thanks again for your help and for the advice! I will get around to doing the post install configuration later, my girlfriend is going to kill me if I don't step away from the computer, and I will let you know how everything goes. Also, I may need some more help, down the road, when I grab my graphics card.:)
 
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@ammulder could I get away with installing my Sapphire Pulse RX 580 in my Fractal Node case without two case fans for a couple of days? I won't push the system. I was really concerned about it arriving today and I forgot to order the fans. I ordered it yesterday morning and, for some reason, Amazon kept giving me a guaranteed date of Tuesday, even after selecting one day. It must have been from the storms.
 
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had the exact same issue.

you HAVE TO use BIOS 1.2

download it, put in on a fat32 drive and update it within the bios
 
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