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Hello, newbie hackintosher is here, so go easy on me ;)

It passed almost two weeks from when I first decided to install macOS on my mini pc from aliexpress. It was not easy task, but at the
end I've got Mojave installed and could login into OS.
Here I list the list of post-install problems:
-Network was not working, but after I injected Realtek RTL8111 kext, it works.
-Wi-fi does not work, since I've got Intel card. Later I'll replace this with broadcom supported one.
-No UHD 630 acceleration, since the sysinfo shows only 6Mb VRAM
-Very slow boot.

I'll return to graphics problem later, on a separate topic in appropriate forum, but now I want to solve the slow booting problem.
For this I want help from community, and thanks in beforehand.

Here is an excerpt from debug log, which I think is shows the problem, after GUI ready it takes more than 3 minutes until I can use the GUI,
i.e., the GUI responds to the keyboard and/or mouse.

9:807 0:200 === [ GetEfiBootDeviceFromNvram ] =========================
9:949 0:141 - found entry 3. 'Boot macOS from Mojave', Volume 'Mojave', DevicePath 'PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x1D,0x0)\Pci(0x0,0x0)\NVMe(0x1,37-30-84-92-19-A7-79-64)\HD(2,GPT,E51AD9ED-A7CC-4864-A207-4EC974E87204,0x64028,0x77359260)\VenMedia(BE74FCF7-0B7C-49F3-9147-01F4042E6842,FD5A636517FB68398471C6B5F4CD5508)\System\Library\CoreServices\boot.efii'
9:954 0:005 DefaultIndex=3 and MainMenu.EntryCount=9
10:032 0:078 GUI ready
215:637 205:604 === [ StartLoader ] =======================================
215:840 0:202 Finally: ExternalClock=26MHz BusSpeed=100380kHz CPUFreq=2208MHz PIS: hw.busfrequency=104000000Hz
215:849 0:009 Loading boot.efi status=Success
215:940 0:091 GetOSVersion: 10.14.4 (18E226)

Attached are config.plist and debug.log
 

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P1LGRIM

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I want to solve the slow booting problem


Deselect Debug in your config.plist

Debug.png
 
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Thank you for a tip, but it does not make difference. I've tried this first. Reading Clover book didn't help either. ;)
I do not understand why there is a huge time difference between GUI ready and actual boot.
If something going on with clover, how to find out that? Log does not show this.
Clover book says GUI/Scan/Entries my take a lot of time scanning every possible boot option, but I couldn't boot disabling Scan and adding my own Custom entry.
 

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Thank you for a tip, but it does not make difference.
Of course it makes a difference.
With Debug selected a log file is created which greatly adds to the boot time.
If you deselect it then there is no log file and the system boots much faster.

Debug is enabled in the config.plist that you uploaded.
 
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Of course it makes a difference.
With Debug selected a log file is created which greatly adds to the boot time.
If you deselect it then there is no log file and the system boots much faster.

Debug is enabled in the config.plist that you uploaded.
I didn't express myself clearly, did I?
Even with debug disabled in config.plist there are tremendous delay between when GUI shows up and when I can actually control the GUI. Is that clear now?
In uploaded config file there is a debug option enabled.
 
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Ok, here goes the config file with Debug disabled.
Following are times from iPhone stopwatch:
-from turning on the computer and showing up the GUI - ~3-4 seconds
-start of boot process - 3 mins 28 seconds
-login screen appears - 48 seconds

I've -v switch enabled, so during the boot process I watch many text outs on the screen.
 

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Can someone hit me by a clue-stick, please?

I'm fighting for graphics acceleration also, and this slow boot killing my enthusiasm.

More details of my mini pc are (maybe relevant):
-EGlobal mini pc from China
-S200 motherboard, there are very few setting in the BIOS, which is AMI Bios
-32Gb RAM
-1TB nvme drive
-One DP and one HDMI output

Mojave 10.14.4 installed a sole OS. Used UniBeast method.
And after installation used MultiBeast.
 

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Have you tried using a desktop SMBIOS instead of laptop ?
 
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Have you tried using a desktop SMBIOS instead of laptop ?
To be honest, I don't know what are these different SMBIOSes for desktop and laptop. I've used the Mojave installation Guide. Let me dig forum and find out what are they.
Thanks, I'll get back soon.
 
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Have you tried using a desktop SMBIOS instead of laptop ?
I think, I figured out about the SMBIOS thing being for laptop or desktop.
Tried SMBIOS for iMac18,1, the same result...the boot is slow.
 
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