- Mar 3, 2014
- Gigabyte Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI
- RX 580
- Classic Mac
Everything that makes my PC run macOS is done on the EFI partition. My main macOS system partition has nothing "hackintosh" on it.Great for Macs, but AFAIK Hackintoshes require modification of the system itself, no? How does one do that on a read-only volume? (Also, I dislike APFS and much prefer the old HFS+ file system.)
/Library/Extensions/ has to remain accessible for 3rd party device drivers.IIRC Apple's "Apple Graphics Device Policy" had to be modified to solve graphics problems with some Nvidia cards (just from memory). Also a few System/Library/Extensions needed to be added way back when, although maybe now /Library is the repository for everything Hack-related; hopefully that will be retained as read/write. And what about Toleda's audio fixes? Do those reside completely in the boot loader? I recall some very fancy changes made by Terminal.
How did you manage to get rid of it? The only way I could get rid of it on a friend's computer was by wiping the drive and reinstalling macOS.I've rescued many Mac users from a certain app (that starts with M and ends with r) taking over their MBP, Mac Mini or iMac. (I'm not spelling out the full name for liability reasons.) You probably know what I'm talking about. It's a utility that promises to clean up your Mac, protect it and make it faster. It really does a lot of damage to system files and removing it with brute force techniques often leaves the Mac un-bootable. Eventually a clean install is needed to fix it completely. So in this scenario it will be a good thing that malware can't modify the Catalina system files. I'm all for it.