- Oct 24, 2019
- Asus TUF B360M-PLUS Gaming LGA 1151 mATX
- i7 9700
- Asus Radeon RX 580 Dual 8GB OC
I'm so glad that i have read this thread before instal hackintosh. thanks Jay
I would recommend a Sandisk Utra Fit USB3.1 16GB flash drive. Small dongle size is ideal if you are using it as a boot device on a laptop. When the Clover installer asks where you want to install it, select the flash drive instead of your SSD/HDD. Boot to UEFI/BIOS and make the flash your default by setting it as first in the BBS boot order.Sorry for bringing this thread up again.
I'm interested in JayMonkey's advice on running Clover BootLoader from a separate dedicated small SSD or USB flash drive's EFI partition which would permanently be plugged in.
I'm trying in incorporate this method within the guide I'm reading into which has Clover booting from the EFI partition of the macos system disk itself like most guides I've read so far do.
So if I did setup Clover BootLoader to a permanent small SSD or USB flash drive's EFI partition as suggested, would this mean that the EFI partition on my M.2 macos system disk would be left untouched\unmodified ??
Or in other words is there anything I need to do to my macos M.2 drive's EFI partition at all if I installed Clover Bootloader to a small dedicated SSD or USB flash drive's EFI partition to be permanently attached as per JayMonkey's advice here??
Also if I choose a USB 2.0 flash drive instead of a small faster SSD drive, would this speed difference considerably affect my boot times or how nicely Clover BootLoader would work? Or would the difference be minimal?
Appreciate your time, thanx,
I would copy the EFI folder on the flash to the EFI of the SSD as a backup (without installing Clover to the SSD that is all it will be - the drive will still not boot by itself).
Correct - the EFI on the M.2 will not be touched and Clover will not be installed to the M.2.Thanks for the reply & the link Going Bald. LOL you have a very nice username & excellent Keep Right sign.
So if doing it that way does that mean the EFI partition on my M.2 macos drive gets left untouched/unmodified ??
Does that mean theoretically if I unplugged my USB drive & manually booted the M.2 macOS drive from BIOS then it wouldn't work? M.2 drive won't boot by itself?? I think I misunderstood.
Again, thanx for your time,
Are the speed advantages of m.2 great enough to be worth the cost of potentially three SATA slots? I haven’t had the pleasure of using it yet.
It looks like your Z97 has way more than the typical six SATA ports. Does that help skirt the above issue and/or do your m.2 drives still eat up those SATA slots?
do you know of hackintosh friendly 1151 boards that also have those extra SATA slots? I’ve found a couple of boards, but they aren’t listed in the recommended hardware lists.
When the M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled. When the M.2_2 Socket 3 is operating in PCIEX4 mode, SATA port 5. 6 will be disabled.