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Catalina on my Asus Z87-Plus (Have to ditch GTX960 for now)

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Dec 28, 2016
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Motherboard
Asus Z87-Plus
CPU
i5-4460
Graphics
GTX 960
UPDATE 2020-02-19

Tools I used:

Opencore:
https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/releases
AppleSupport Package
https://github.com/acidanthera/AppleSupportPkg/releases
ProperTree Plist editor
VirtualSMC
Lilu
https://github.com/acidanthera/Lilu/releases
WhateverGreen
AppleALC
IntelMausiEthernet
MountEFI tool
https://github.com/corpnewt/MountEFI
SSDTTime tool
https://github.com/corpnewt/SSDTTime
Z87-Plus manual
https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/Z87-PLUS/E7831_Z87-PLUS.pdf

Not needed, if you use SSDTTime tool with the original DSDT:
SSDT-PLUG
https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/blob/master/Docs/AcpiSamples/SSDT-PLUG.dsl
SSDT-EC
https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/blob/master/Docs/AcpiSamples/SSDT-EC.dsl



Unfortunately it's a no-go so far.

Catalina is installed on another SSD, but there is no way to boot it at the moment. I am getting Kernel Panic.

I triple-checked all settings for now, also back on the working High Sierra box - mounted the EFI of the SSD with Catalina on and copied the USB stick's EFI to the SSD. This way it's faster with testing.

I am about to disable some kexts one by one, see if that helps.

Found a Z87X install that was successful so it seems:
although it is a Gigabyte motherboard.



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I'll keep adding to the top.

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ORIGINAL Submission 2020-02-18

Ok, here's a thing.

Trying out OpenCore - might be a bit off topic, but I managed to use Mojave on this machine with the Core i5 4460's integrated gpu and it was brilliant. I need the NVidia card for some games I play with.

Let's get started.

STEP 1


GibMacOS:
  • Download the full macOS installer
  • Run BuildmacOSInstallApp then drag and drop the macOS Downloads folder found in GibMacOS
Ok, I have the Catalina installer from the Appstore downloaded to Applications, there is no any folder in GibMacOS apart from Scripts, so this step I am skipping...

STEP 2

Next we'll want to format our USB HFS+/MacOS Journaled with GUID partition map, must be 12GB for macOS Catalina.as-is recommended to name it MyVolume as the script below can be used as-is.

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STEP 3

Next run the createinstallmedia command provided by Apple, note that the command is made for USB's formatted with the name MyVolume:

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume
 
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