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

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Hello all,

This is my specs:

My Thinkpad X1 Extreme Specifications:
  • Model: Thinhpad X1 Extreme 20MFCTO1WW
  • BIOS: LENOVO N2EET42W (1.24)
  • SMBIOS: post-installation
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8850H vPro 6C12T @2.6GHz
  • iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Wifi: Intel® Wireless AC 9560 160 MHz
  • RAM: 24GB 2666MHz Dual-Channel SODIMM
  • Screen: 15' FlexView Display 3840x2160
  • SSD1: MZNLN256HAJ1-000L7 256GB
  • SSD2: SSD 970 EVO 500GB
  • Ethernet: Intel® Ethernet Connection (7) I219-LM
  • Bluetooth: RFCOMM Protocal TDI
  • Webcam: Integrated Camera
  • Audio: Realtek® Audio
  • UEFEI Support: yes
I attempt to install Clover to USB on a real hardware (i have an old MacBook Pro), this is the USB that i use
View attachment 467625
I chose option 1 in this tutorial, which is:
# repartition /dev/disk2 MBR, two partitions
# first partition, "CLOVER EFI" FAT32, 200MiB
# second partition, "install_osx", HFS+J, remainder
diskutil partitionDisk2 2 MBR FAT32 "CLOVER EFI" 200Mi HFS+J "install_osx" R

I have this error:
View attachment 467626
Then i only tried:
diskutil partitionDisk2 2 MBR FAT32 "CLOVER EFI" 200Mi HFS+J "install_osx" R. And i got this:
View attachment 467627
Everthing was done on a real hardware, not VDIs.

Please help me. Thank you so much for your time.
don't put these in terminal:
# repartition /dev/disk2 MBR, two partitions
# first partition, "CLOVER EFI" FAT32, 200MiB
# second partition, "install_osx", HFS+J, remainder

they are there to tell you what you are doing, you only put this in terminal:
diskutil partitionDisk2 2 MBR FAT32 "CLOVER EFI" 200Mi HFS+J "install_osx" R
 
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HP Folio 9480m CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4310U (Intel® HD Graphics 4400) using config_HD4600_4400_4200.plist Using Mac OS to create a USB.

Did MBR with a FAT32 partition for Clover and a separate HFS+J partition for the OS X installer. using current verison of Clover (not the sourceforge link but rather what it links to when you download it).

These instructions aren't very clear/accurate. I did the GPT option since I'm using GPT (- if using GPT, select the target of the install to "install_osx") but it only gets overwritten when doing createinstallmedia so I choose CLOVER EFI.

There's no drivers64UEFI folder (no mount option) so I put HFSPlus & HPFanReset in /EFI/Clover/drivers/UEFI/. Didn't choose "Install RC scripts on target volume" since it appears to only be used when installing.

I can only boot into cover when choosing boot from external hard drive, not the USB option itself (not sure if that's off). When I try to install it only stays frozen on the Apple logo.

Tried editing bootflag in Clover menu but it only freezes and I can't do it.

Any ideas?
 
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Hi all,
and great thanks to all of you that make it possible to have a hackintosh.

I try hard to get used to all that terms and tools and try to understand how all that works together.
I managed to get a HP notebook 15-da0xxx booting into the install utility.
My actual problem is, that I don't see my hdd in disk utility.

Does anybody have an idea what I should try next?

Problem of that laptop is, he has some of that real bare bios and I cannot verify that SATA is working in AHCI.
However booting that laptop into linux, hwinfo tells me the following.

root@juhp:/home/jgnoss# hwinfo --storage-ctrl
09: PCI 17.0: 0104 RAID bus controller
[Created at pci.386]
Unique ID: abAj.PuK_LSSylZA
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:17.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:17.0
Hardware Class: storage
Model: "Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]"
Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation"
Device: pci 0x282a "82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode]"
SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
SubDevice: pci 0x84a7
Revision: 0x21
Driver: "ahci"
Driver Modules: "ahci"
Memory Range: 0xa4230000-0xa4231fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xa4237000-0xa42370ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0x6080-0x6087 (rw)
I/O Ports: 0x6088-0x608b (rw)
I/O Ports: 0x6060-0x607f (rw)
Memory Range: 0xa4235000-0xa42357ff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 126 (17462 events)
Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d0000282Asv0000103Csd000084A7bc01sc04i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: ahci is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ahci"
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown


root@juhp:/home/jgnoss# hwinfo --ide
19: IDE 00.0: 10600 Disk
[Created at block.245]
Unique ID: 3OOL.fXFeRQcyYHE
Parent ID: abAj.PuK_LSSylZA
SysFS ID: /class/block/sda
SysFS BusID: 0:0:0:0
SysFS Device Link: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:17.0/ata1/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0
Hardware Class: disk
Model: "TOSHIBA MQ04ABF1"
Vendor: "TOSHIBA"
Device: "MQ04ABF1"
Revision: "1C"
Serial ID: "38CRPVF4T"
Driver: "ahci", "sd"
Driver Modules: "ahci", "sd_mod"
Device File: /dev/sda
Device Files: /dev/sda, /dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x5000039862e84406, /dev/disk/by-id/ata-TOSHIBA_MQ04ABF100_38CRPVF4T, /dev/disk/by-path/pci-0000:00:17.0-ata-1
Device Number: block 8:0-8:15
BIOS id: 0x80
Geometry (Logical): CHS 121601/255/63
Size: 1953525168 sectors a 512 bytes
Capacity: 931 GB (1000204886016 bytes)
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #2 (RAID bus controller)
 
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don't put these in terminal:
# repartition /dev/disk2 MBR, two partitions
# first partition, "CLOVER EFI" FAT32, 200MiB
# second partition, "install_osx", HFS+J, remainder

they are there to tell you what you are doing, you only put this in terminal:
diskutil partitionDisk2 2 MBR FAT32 "CLOVER EFI" 200Mi HFS+J "install_osx" R

I tried that too and got the error, which i attached in the original post (I screenshot my original post so you don't have to look for it)

1589657585685.png
 

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I tried that too and got the error, which i attached in the original post (I screenshot my original post so you don't have to look for it)

View attachment 469991
your image doesn't tell me much....

also your hardware profile needs sorting out properly


please read the faq for proper hardware profile setup:
 
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Hello all,

This is my specs:

My Thinkpad X1 Extreme Specifications:
  • Model: Thinhpad X1 Extreme 20MFCTO1WW
  • BIOS: LENOVO N2EET42W (1.24)
  • SMBIOS: post-installation
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8850H vPro 6C12T @2.6GHz
  • iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Wifi: Intel® Wireless AC 9560 160 MHz
  • RAM: 24GB 2666MHz Dual-Channel SODIMM
  • Screen: 15' FlexView Display 3840x2160
  • SSD1: MZNLN256HAJ1-000L7 256GB
  • SSD2: SSD 970 EVO 500GB
  • Ethernet: Intel® Ethernet Connection (7) I219-LM
  • Bluetooth: RFCOMM Protocal TDI
  • Webcam: Integrated Camera
  • Audio: Realtek® Audio
  • UEFEI Support: yes
I attempt to install Clover to USB on a real hardware (i have an old MacBook Pro), this is the USB that i use
View attachment 467625
I chose option 1 in this tutorial, which is:
# repartition /dev/disk2 MBR, two partitions
# first partition, "CLOVER EFI" FAT32, 200MiB
# second partition, "install_osx", HFS+J, remainder
diskutil partitionDisk2 2 MBR FAT32 "CLOVER EFI" 200Mi HFS+J "install_osx" R

I have this error:
View attachment 467626
Then i only tried:
diskutil partitionDisk2 2 MBR FAT32 "CLOVER EFI" 200Mi HFS+J "install_osx" R. And i got this:
View attachment 467627
Everthing was done on a real hardware, not VDIs.

Please help me. Thank you so much for your time.
your image doesn't tell me much....

also your hardware profile needs sorting out properly


please read the faq for proper hardware profile setup:

This is my original post.
I have tried this command alone: diskutil partitionDisk2 2 MBR FAT32 "CLOVER EFI" 200Mi HFS+J "install_osx" R, this error pops up after i hit enter.
1589671667155.png
 
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I think i successfully installed Clover to the USB.
Thank you all for your help. I just re-run the command, somehow it worked.

1589727116560.png
 
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your first image, you were trying to wipe the wrong drive
It was disk2 when i first attempted to install it, then of course it was not a succeed. Then i posted it on here, come back, insert it back in, it show disk 4. You can see it in my original post.
 
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My Thinkpad X1 Extreme Specifications:
  • Model: Thinhpad X1 Extreme 20MFCTO1WW
  • BIOS: LENOVO N2EET42W (1.24)
  • SMBIOS: post-installation
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8850H vPro 6C12T @2.6GHz
  • iGPU: Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • Wifi: Intel® Wireless AC 9560 160 MHz
  • RAM: 24GB 2666MHz Dual-Channel SODIMM
  • Screen: 15' FlexView Display 3840x2160
  • SSD1: MZNLN256HAJ1-000L7 256GB
  • SSD2: SSD 970 EVO 500GB
  • Ethernet: Intel® Ethernet Connection (7) I219-LM
  • Bluetooth: RFCOMM Protocal TDI
  • Webcam: Integrated Camera
  • Audio: Realtek® Audio
  • UEFEI Support: yes
Hello, i posted my configuration just in case. This is my 1st Hackintosh project. As my previous post, i have successfully install Clover bootloader to USB. Before attempting to boot Catalina to my X1 Extreme, i have a question to ask: are either of my SSD even compatible to boot Catalina?

Thank you all.
 
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