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Ok, I got a tiny bit further :

I used Cover Configurator clicked under fixes ACPI /FixFIREWIRE

Firewire card finally recognized under PCI in System Report but under section Firewire it says
"No Firewireports were found"

This is the System Report output under PCI:

pci104c,8024:

Type: IEEE 1394 Open HCI
Driver Installed: Yes
MSI: No
Bus: PCI
Slot: Firewire@6,0,0
Vendor ID: 0x104c
Device ID: 0x8024
Revision ID: 0x0000

(before it was no PCI card was found on this system)

here is the thing:

I got 2 SSDs, one with this Unibeast installation method / other with Snikis UEFI hotpatch Guide

Neither once installed recognizes the card under PCI, now using the FixFirewire with Clover Configurator it is available on both versions.

I guess Im close to make it work, but I googled a lot looking for a solution on why there are no Firewireports available and cant find anything usefull.

Any ideas?
 

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I guess Im close to make it work, but I googled a lot looking for a solution on why there are no Firewireports available and cant find anything usefull.

Any ideas?
What is the brand and model of the Firewire card you are trying this with ?
 

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Where did you read that this old PCI Firewire card had support in Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave ?
The last testing the manufacturer did was back in Tiger the 2006 version of OS X !
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Well , I just put it into my other PC ( Ga Z77 DS3H) El Capitan / High Sierra ( I have 2 systems on that PC) and it is working, recognized and ports available, My Focusrite Pro 40 is connected and everything, so it is compatible.

I just swaped the working Firewire PCI ( adifferent card vendor) from my GA Z77 into the HP 6300 and same result, recognized but No Firewire ports available
 

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I just swaped the working Firewire PCI ( adifferent card vendor) from my GA Z77 into the HP 6300 and same result, recognized but No Firewire ports available
Sniki has verified the PCI slot working on his HP 8300 system so if you can follow that guide exactly there's no reason it shouldn't work. If you use the High Sierra guide the DSDT patch is required, specifically patches for SMBUS and IRQ. The Clover Configurator config.plist changes will likely not work. You'd need to patch the DSDT.
 
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Ok, a bit of an idiot here.

What is the best way to upgrade to HighSierra? I looked at guide, but confused about:

Copy FakeSMC.kext and any other extra necessary kexts to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/. If you need essential kexts, download them here.

I have working clover with FakeSMC.kext already there? Anything else needed?

Btw, I find native driver for my GT 710 to be the best and they support dual monitor, so Im happy there!
 

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What is the best way to upgrade to HighSierra? I looked at guide, but confused
Sometimes you'll need to use updated newer versions of kexts like FakeSMC and also the Clover bootloader for it to work. You can try it without updating those and see if it works too if you'd like. If not then update what you've already got in kexts/other and the Clover bootloader.
 
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Btw, I find native driver for my GT 710 to be the best and they support dual monitor, so Im happy there!

I completed my install of High Sierra and the GT 710 seems to be working great with dual monitors. Native driver, no nvidia or intel inject, and legacy support disabled in BIOS. So far so good.
 
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