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[Guide] Booting the OS X installer on LAPTOPS with Clover

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SOLVED (See below)

This is my first time using your version of Clover. First of all, thank you for your work on this.

I am attempting to install Mojave on my Lenovo T440s using Sniki's guide (https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-lenovo-thinkpad-t440s.244798/page-13#post-1823234). I followed your guide to create the Bootable USB, including the kexts recommended by Sniki for my hardware.

Mojave installs fine, and I have access to the desktop. My next step would be to start figuring out how to make work the few things not working yet (audio, etc.), but I am not being able to boot into my Mojave desktop without the Clover USB.
After installation, a ran Clover again and installed on the disk, as directed. I copied all the needed kexts (from the USB) to /Library/Extensions, and ran 'sudo kextcache -i /', but when I boot without the USB plugged in, I see the Clover boot menu, and when I select "Boot macOS from MacOSX" (MacOSX is my HDD partition) it shows the white apple for about a secod, and reboots again (loads BIOS screen).

I just checked and the same thing happens if I choose "Boot FileVault Prebooter from Preboot" or "Boot Recovery from Recovery". When I choose "Boot macOS Install Prebooter from Preboot", I get a Forbidden icon.

If I try to boot again with the USB connected, and I choose "Boot macOS from MacOSX", the laptop boots fine into my previous Mojave desktop.

Can you please provide some insight into what I am missing, or what I am doing wrong?

Thank you


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UPDATE: Never mind. I found a post with the solution (https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-lenovo-thinkpad-t440s.244798/post-1915430), and that worked for me :) Thanks anyways.
 
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# copy installer image sudo "/Applications/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia" --volume /Volumes/install_osx --nointeraction # rename sudo diskutil rename "Install macOS Sierra" install_osx
You might want to change "Install macOS Sierra" to "Install macOS High Sierra" if you are installing High Sierra.
 
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Im having a hard time booting the installer.

I can get to the clover menu just fine, but once I click boot macos from osx_install, my screen just goes glowin black and hangs there regardless of the verbose boot flag being present or not. Its just black, no boot log whatsoever.

Things I tried so far:

* Creating the USB both ways (MBR & GPT).
* Completely removing any previous OS installs.
* Adding the igplatformsi recommended on this thread here.
* Tried booting with GraphicsEnabler=YES/NO IGPEnabler=Yes/No.

Any clue as to what could be going on here? Last year I was able to install HS with no issues so the system should be compatible (I reverted back to win since I had no compatible wifi card). Im now trying Mojave though.

As per your usual threads, I tried to find your "problem reporting files", but I found none at the bottom of the thread, please let me know what can I do in my end to provide whatever you need.

Target laptop: SamsungNP550P5C - 6GB RAM - i7 3610QM (HD 4000) - NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M (I think) with Optimus technology. Afaik neither Optimus nor this nvidia card is supported, so goal is driving the whole system via integrated graphics.

Thanks.

EDIT: Booting without inject nvidia, intel nor amd gives me the attached kernel panic. Hopefully that sheds some light into whatever is going on here?
 

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Im having a hard time booting the installer.

I can get to the clover menu just fine, but once I click boot macos from osx_install, my screen just goes glowin black and hangs there regardless of the verbose boot flag being present or not. Its just black, no boot log whatsoever.

Things I tried so far:

* Creating the USB both ways (MBR & GPT).
* Completely removing any previous OS installs.
* Adding the igplatformsi recommended on this thread here.

Any clue as to what could be going on here? Last year I was able to install HS with no issues so the system should be compatible (I reverted back to win since I had no compatible wifi card). Im now trying Mojave though.

As per your usual threads, I tried to find your "problem reporting files", but I found none at the bottom of the thread, please let me know what can I do in my end to provide whatever you need.

Target laptop: SamsungNP550P5C - 6GB RAM - i7 3610QM (HD 4000) - NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 630M (I think) with Optimus technology. Afaik neither Optimus nor this nvidia card is supported, so goal is driving the whole system via integrated graphics.

Thanks.

EDIT: Went to lunch and just left the system with the black screen, I came back and the attached log was being displayed in the screen. Hopefully that sheds some light into whatever is going on here?
try OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi instead of AptioMemoryFix.efi
 
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btw, try to boot with (-v)
 
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