Clover in Z77N-WIFI
First: Giacomo, THANKS for THESE tutorials!!!! They really helped me to start to get an idea of what the clover install implies.
I managed to set up 10.10.3 on Z77N mobo with the following:
- initial giacomo's tutorial on the Prodigy-cased Z77N-build
- tony's Guide w/ your files => the LAN-kext didnt work, I had to rename it from ...8111.kext ...81xx.kext
- giacomo's guide
- build DSDT with source http://maciasl.sourceforge.net/pjalm/repos/gigabyte/
- Audio: I had to use Audio ID 1, not 3
So far, the result is REALLY smooth
The only problem I have:
I set up the Yosimite test system on a seperate HD. When everything was working, cloned it to the SSD. Then I mounted the SSD's EFI-Partition, reformated it, installed Clover on it and eventually put the correct config-file, kexts and DSDT+SSDT.
So far, so good.
When I booted from the SSD using the Boot-Choser (F12) the screen stayed black. I thought: well, clover-installation went wrong, so I restarted.
And then something VERY awkward happened: I had HUGE difficulties to enter the BIOS. No chance to get into Boot Options via F12, no way to get into BIOS without permanently hitting Delete. If I did try "normally" nothing happened, the screens were on but simply stayed black. I finally managed (by permamently holding delete) and booted into Clover on my original test install, this one went well.
However, an another restart the same happened. It was almost impossible to enter the BIOS, instead the screens were on but simply stayed black.
Could this have something to do with NO MBR-based hard drive in the hacky any more? I only have EFI-based volumes now.
Any help would be HUGELY appreciated!!!
As for the entire guide: I patched together screenshots and commands through Evernote and put it into a pdf. As it exceeds the forums max. file size I left it in my dropbox. @giacomo: tell me if you don't approve (copyright, etc.)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/366fzy7cnxyyy6o/Clover Gigabyte Z77N.pdf?dl=0