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CATALINA INSTALLATION STUCK AT APPLE LOGO WITHOUT ANY PROGRESS BAR

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Hello problem solvers, I have one for you... :)

I cannot get past the Apple logo after I do the initial format of the hard drive in recovery mode followed by installing Catalina.

After the install finishes (in like 5 minutes) the computer restarts.

Whether I choose the pre-boot or the Macintosh HD volume, I then get stuck at the apple logo without seeing any progress bar at all.

I feel that the installation should continue at this point.

Here is a picture I took of the verbose version. Not sure what the errors are pertaining to and what I can do to remedy this problem.

IMG_0336.jpg


Thank you for your very helpful feedback in advance!
 
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Thanks trs96.

I decided to update the motherboard to the latest bios version using q-flash. I also decided to redo the Catalina USB Formatting as per tonymac's instructions.

I re-ran verbose using the USB drive, and this is what I get this time:
IMG_0337.jpeg
 
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I also re-did the BIOS settings from scratch.
 

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I also decided to redo the Catalina USB Formatting as per tonymac's instructions.
Are you still using OpenCore or did you make a Unibeast installer with Clover ?
 
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I made a Unibeast installer with Clover.
 
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I used Opencore to download Catalina.
 

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I made a Unibeast installer with Clover.
Zip up and attach that Clover EFI folder and then we can see what you're doing with it.
 
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Attached.
 

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