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Dual Boot advice for X99 Deluxe II 6950x

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Asus Rampage V5 Edition 10
CPU
i7 6850k
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GTX 1080ti
I have attached my EFI folder, pics of my bios settings and also pics of my clover configuration.

1) My EFI folder is pretty much exactly the same as KGP on the link bellow

https://github.com/KGP/X99-EFI-Folder-Distributions/blob/master/EFI-X99-10.13.6-Release-iMacPro1,1-141018.zip

2) I have also followed his guide to make a USB truncated 15 port .kext, that is in my EFI folder as well as some sddts that were also provided in KGPs post

You are welcome to use mine but please note that on my Asus x99 deluxe ii I only have the USB3_12 port and the USB1112 connector actually connected to the mother board. USB3_34 is not plugged in. The USB 3.1 ports are not going through the USB bus but are shared with the PCIe bus. Also on my motherboard HS10 is shared with the bluetooth module

3) I’ve added a bluetooth injector .ktext that I found from another user who distributed his x99 deluxe ii files on GitHub

https://github.com/Toooorch/X99-Deluxe-II

4) In KGPs Imac Pro to x99 guide Section C-7.) To avoid CPU thread TSC desynchronisation errors during boot

I have made my own TSCAdjustRest.kext file for a Broadwell 6950x with an IOCPU Number of 19 (20 threads -1)
In you case with a 5930 this number should be 11 (12 threads - 1), so you can use mine and modify accordingly.

5) in the ACPI section of clover all the DSDT patches are unticked (enabled). In your case you don’t have a 10 core CPU so there might be some changes there.

6) In Kernel and Patches for you Haswell-E/EP standard FakeCPUID: not required, natively supported, leave it blank

UPDATE: Worth mentioning that in my EFI/Kext folder you will find Unsolid.kext which forces High Sierra to use HFS+ format install and updates instead of Apples AFSP, however this must be removed once the install is completed in order for your SSDs to show up as Medium Type = Solid State and show Trim Support = Yes in the System report under System Information in OSX as well as About This Mac / Storage. If you don't remove this .kext, OSX seems to see the drive as regular SATA drives and not SSD. This doesn't affect write and read speed of the SSDs though but this may impact the Trim functions of the Kernel patch enabled in Clover.

Hi #Ozamal, I stumbled on this thread and noticed you also have successfully implemented the unsolid.kext into your EFI to, I presume, maintain your original HFS+ system disk. I wanted to know if you have been successful in updating to High Sierra 10.13.6 SU and all the other 2019-20 Security updates whilst maintaining your HFS+ file structure?

I recently reluctantly migrated to High Sierra using KGP's great guide and i'm also successfully running the Unsolid.kext due to the fact that my two internal RAIDS are massive and I don't have the free space to back them all up so have been also using the unsolid.kext to keep everything in HFS+ and now trying to update beyond the initial 10.13.6 installation to the latest security update to be able to access the recent Nvidia webdriver 387.10.10.10.40.135 that is reportedly working well with the 1080ti graphics card.

I'd really appreciate any insights you may have.
Cheers
 
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Asus X99 Deluxe II-2101
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i7-6950X
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Sapphire Vega 64 Liquid
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  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Hi #Ozamal, I stumbled on this thread and noticed you also have successfully implemented the unsolid.kext into your EFI to, I presume, maintain your original HFS+ system disk. I wanted to know if you have been successful in updating to High Sierra 10.13.6 SU and all the other 2019-20 Security updates whilst maintaining your HFS+ file structure?

I recently reluctantly migrated to High Sierra using KGP's great guide and i'm also successfully running the Unsolid.kext due to the fact that my two internal RAIDS are massive and I don't have the free space to back them all up so have been also using the unsolid.kext to keep everything in HFS+ and now trying to update beyond the initial 10.13.6 installation to the latest security update to be able to access the recent Nvidia webdriver 387.10.10.10.40.135 that is reportedly working well with the 1080ti graphics card.

I'd really appreciate any insights you may have.
Cheers
Hey mate. I have not touched that system since them and I', still using HFS+ on all my drives. It has been working perfectly and I'm not going to update anything up until I absolutely have too. Like you I have thought about it... and I have a huge amount of drive formatted in HFS+ and a GTX 1070.... but to be honest the next time I'll do this is when I get a new system installed. Right now I'm probably looking at virtualisation running opencore with the next AMD Threadripper next gen in a year time or so. That way I can get the next gen nvidia cards for PC and an AMD card for OSX and run them both at the same time. Catalina is by far the worst MacOS in a decade and I don't want to go there right now. I can still do anything I need to do in the mean time. I'll wait it out and and save my pennies until I can invest in the next best things. Sorry I can't help, but if you have your system working right now, maybe not worth trying to fix something that is not broken.
 
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Appreciate your feedback. My other dilemma is to try to successfully get any Nvidia web driver loaded so I can actually use my graphics card properly. So far every driver file will not install as they seem to be specifically for particular HIgh Sierra updates. Curious to know which driver you used for 10.13.6?
 
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Appreciate your feedback. My other dilemma is to try to successfully get any Nvidia web driver loaded so I can actually use my graphics card properly. So far every driver file will not install as they seem to be specifically for particular HIgh Sierra updates. Curious to know which driver you used for 10.13.6?

Which version of 10.13.6 do you have? You can then download the correct web driver from HERE for your version.
 
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Asus Rampage V5 Edition 10
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i7 6850k
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GTX 1080ti
Which version of 10.13.6 do you have? You can then download the correct web driver from HERE for your version.

Thanks Ploddles,

I ended up successfully installing a web driver through some great tools brew.sh and webdriver.sh as my version is 10.13.6 (17G66) which crazily is not officially supported by Nvidia Web drivers and due to the fact that my Install is on a HFS+ file system through the Unsolid.kext there doesn't seem to be a way to add the updates. Anyway all good now, and everything's working well cheers.
 
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Motherboard
Asus X99 Deluxe II-2101
CPU
i7-6950X
Graphics
Sapphire Vega 64 Liquid
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
So no 2101 is not unlocked for 0xe2 bit 15 still shows as 1. However mine is still built off of the 1901 bios and updated past the 2101 for microcode and drivers for the board. I will also be posting a fully unlocked bios for this board later this week. You just flash that by flashback. (See the note in my post on Win-raid if you have issues).
So check this one with ubu and you can see the update. I'll also include a setup tool folder for you. As for the CPU. Doesn't matter I try to make all modes universal to the board.
@BeatPC sorry to revive an old thread but do you have the unlocked bios for the asus deluxe ii x99? The link you posted a while back does not work anymore... I need to reflashed my bios and I have lost my bios cap file
 
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