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CaseySJ

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Hi y’all,

Just curious to know how long boot to log in times are for everyone?

Mines not that great, there’s a couple of long stall points that are proving a real headache to identify.

If you have speedy boot times is there anything specific that you did to solve them?
Do you have any Thunderbolt devices connected? Or any Universal Audio (UAD) applications that start on login?
 
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Hey Casey,

First of all I want to thank you for these most excellent instructions. This is my first time building a PC and my first Hackintosh. I probably couldn't have been able to do this project without your help. Kudos! Picture attached.

The build itself was not particularly difficult. Just watched some YouTube videos beforehand. The worst part was trying to install Windows. For whatever reason the Windows 10 Flash Drive that I bought from Amazon refused to boot. I updated the BIOS to F5, tried multiple combinations of BIOS and basically spent an entire day trying to get Windows to install. The next day I tried a Restore disk from another PC I have and that booted fine [I knew the hardware was working :)]. Spent this day downloading Windows 10 from Microsoft and using a program for the Mac to build a flash install drive. That didn't work either, it would boot and get some kind of error and would not install. Finally at the end of the second day, I built a Windows Install disk on DVD and low and behold, the Windows DVD booted and I was able to install Windows.

The next day I followed your excellent instructions and had Mac OS 10.15.6 installed and running in maybe 1.5 hours. So Mac 1, Windows 0.

Have only had two glitches that I remember. The first was that I was rebooting and the system didn't go the the OpenCore picker, it booted directly into Windows. The second was that I was fiddling around with monitor setting on the monitor and the system seemed to crash. Oh, if I turn on "Wake for Network Access" the machine doesn't appear to go to sleep, but does otherwise [still need to test this a bit more].

Not running anything too advanced at the moment. Mail, Photos, Safari, Calendar, Carbon Copy Cloner, Screen Sharing, AirDrop, TV, Music all seem to work without issues. I'm using a wireless Apple keyboard and wireless Trackpad. No speakers but I can connect my Apple AirPods and watch and hear a move in TV or Safari.

Hardware that I choose if anyone is interested:

NZXT 710i case
Intel i9-10900K CPU
DEEPCOOL Castle 360EX AIO cpu cooler
64GB G.Skill Flare X DDR4 2933 memory
(2) Sabrent Rocket NVMe PCIe SSD's (one for Mac one for Windows)
Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ 5700 XT video card
YOUBO PC Hackintosh WiFi Card BCM94360CD 802.11a/g/n/ac 1750Mbps BT4.0 PCIe Network Adapter [Card itself says it is a Fenvi]
EVGA Supernova 850 T2 power supply
(2) Seagate 750 GB hard disk drives [that I had laying around]
Alienware AW2720HF monitor

I do have a question about Windows if anyone knows the answer. One of the hard drives I use as the clone of the Windows internal SSD [The other for the Mac]. The issue that I have is that in the OpenCore boot screen both drives are label Windows and I would like to somehow rename the cloned drive to "Windows Backup" so that it is distinguishable from the SSD drive. I used Windows "bcdedit" to change the drive identifier, but it still shows up as Windows in OpenCore boot selector. Anyone have any non-lethal suggestions? :).

Sorry for the long post but I'm very excited to be fully up and running with no major problems to speak of and it is all thanks to you and your excellent instructions Casey!

Rand
 

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Do you have any Thunderbolt devices connected? Or any Universal Audio (UAD) applications that start on login?
Hey Casey,

Yeah, got a Twin X Quad and a silver face Apollo with the TB3 card in it. I did think of that but the stalls happen regardless of whether they’re switched on or not.

would that make a difference?
 

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Hello @RandC,

Glad to hear the Macintosh part of the journey was rather uneventful. Windows, however, is easier to install if you have a Windows computer. Simply use Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to create a USB install disk.

Issue 1: OpenCore Picker.
  • First, change the Boot Order in BIOS to the macOS SSD followed by Windows SSD.
  • After logging into macOS, use System Preferences --> Startup Disk to set macOS as the default startup disk.
  • Open your config.plist in OpenCore Configurator and set Misc --> Security --> BootProtect to Bootstrap.
Issue 2: Changing Monitor Settings.
  • Although you did not mention the make/model of your monitor, some settings on the monitor might confuse macOS. For example, changing SST to MST (single stream transport to multi-stream transport) can have adverse consequences. So lock in the desired settings on the monitor and minimize changes.
Issue 3: Name of Windows Disks in OpenCore Picker.
  • OpenCore is still a pre-release software package. It is version 0. You will find several cases where people abbreviate it to 6.0, but it is not version 6! It is still version 0 -- or more precisely, version 0.6.0.
  • Over time it might include the ability to display Windows volume names, but I don't think it supports that at this time.
 

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Hey Casey,

Yeah, got a Twin X Quad and a silver face Apollo with the TB3 card in it. I did think of that but the stalls happen regardless of whether they’re switched on or not.

would that make a difference?
Understood. Can you quantify the stalls and describe where in the startup sequence they're occurring. For example:
  • From power-up to Gigabyte splash screen. How much time?
  • From splash screen to OpenCore Picker menu. How much time?
  • From OpenCore to macOS Login window. How much time?
  • From Login window to when computer is fully responsive and usable. How much time?
 
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Hello @RandC,

Glad to hear the Macintosh part of the journey was rather uneventful. Windows, however, is easier to install if you have a Windows computer. Simply use Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to create a USB install disk.

Issue 1: OpenCore Picker.
  • First, change the Boot Order in BIOS to the macOS SSD followed by Windows SSD.
  • After logging into macOS, use System Preferences --> Startup Disk to set macOS as the default startup disk.
  • Open your config.plist in OpenCore Configurator and set Misc --> Security --> BootProtect to Bootstrap.
Issue 2: Changing Monitor Settings.
  • Although you did not mention the make/model of your monitor, some settings on the monitor might confuse macOS. For example, changing SST to MST (single stream transport to multi-stream transport) can have adverse consequences. So lock in the desired settings on the monitor and minimize changes.
Issue 3: Name of Windows Disks in OpenCore Picker.
  • OpenCore is still a pre-release software package. It is version 0. You will find several cases where people abbreviate it to 6.0, but it is not version 6! It is still version 0 -- or more precisely, version 0.6.0.
  • Over time it might include the ability to display Windows volume names, but I don't think it supports that at this time.

Thanks Casey. OpenCore picker does default to Mac OS X and I had set BootProtect to Bootstrap. I didn't use Media Creation Tool, but Disk Utility to convert the iso file to a cdr file and then burned that file to DVD. That booted and installed Windows. Thanks for the info about OpenCore Picker. I have to try to remember which Windows disk I boot from and which is the backup :). Shouldn't need to boot into Windows much anyway thankfully.
 
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I want to buy vision g, I have Fenvi FV-HB1200 card also Asus xg-c100c 10 gbit Ethernet. Will 10 gbit card work on vision G plugged in the 3 rd pci, I have Radeon vii. On my old z170 asus 10 gbit works only in the second pci slot when it is shared with gpu on x8
 
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Hello @PoloX,

Welcome to the forum, and good choice to build a Vision D Hackintosh!

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus is compatible now because of new firmware. In the rare event that your EVO Plus comes with old firmware, it can be upgraded through a self-booting USB flash disk or by using Samsung Magician software for Windows.

At this time I would suggest avoiding Western Digital Black (WD Black) NVMe SSD. Other than that you should be okay.

Hey there - I purchased the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro (both 1TB and 2TB) and have been very happy. They are a great price on Amazon and have very good specs and benchmarks.
 
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Anyone else has crashes when macos goes to sleep ?

Noticed it's happening each time:

Code:
Sleep Wake failure in EFI

Failure code:: 0xffffffff 0x0000001f

Please IGNORE the below stackshot

================================================================
Date/Time:        2020-08-13 16:19:49 -0400
OS Version:       ??? ??? (Build ???)
Architecture:     x86_64
Report Version:   29

Data Source:      Stackshots
Shared Cache:     0x9770000 C50414D1-6CF0-3B52-A827-D6D20EB99B42

Event:            Sleep Wake Failure
Duration:         0.00s
Steps:            1

Boot args:        keepsyms=1 dart=0 debug=0x100 agdpmod=pikera alcid=11 shikigva=80

Time Awake Since Boot: 14s



Process:          swd [271]
Architecture:     x86_64
Footprint:        468 KB
Start time:       2020-08-13 16:19:49 -0400
End time:         2020-08-13 16:19:49 -0400
Num samples:      1 (1)

  Thread 0x957    1 sample (1)    priority 4 (base 4)
  <thread QoS background (requested background), thread darwinbg, process darwinbg, IO tier 2>
  1  start + 1 (libdyld.dylib + 109769) [0x7fff70790cc9] 1
    1  ??? [0x100f5c454] 1
      1  ??? [0x100f5c1dd] 1
        1  __stack_snapshot_with_config + 10 (libsystem_kernel.dylib + 135862) [0x7fff708f22b6] 1
         *1  ??? [0xffffff80002c1206] 1
           *1  ??? [0xffffff8000984c37] 1
             *1  ??? [0xffffff800089d7c1] 1
               *1  ??? [0xffffff80002e49e7] (running) 1

  Binary Images:
        0x7fff70776000 -     0x7fff707acfff  libdyld.dylib (750.6)               <24C41E8B-6B33-30C7-94C9-02D2BD051D66>  /usr/lib/system/libdyld.dylib
        0x7fff708d1000 -     0x7fff708fdfff  libsystem_kernel.dylib (6153.141.1) <2B6311E6-6240-3EF7-8C87-475B66F7452C>  /usr/lib/system/libsystem_kernel.dylib
 
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