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[Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

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Yeah. i have seen the sniki's guide using hotpatch method.

I am developing an iOS application and must upgrade to Catalina within a day or two. I am running my Mojave on SSD. I have an extra hard disk. So, i am thinking of installing the Catalina to that hard drive, if everything goes well, i will clone the HDD to my SSD. does this sound good @trs96 ?
I'd clone the SSD to the HDD, verify that the HDD boots and works correctly, then install to the SSD. I have to imagine trying to install Catalina and then verify things are working properly would be an exercise in frustration on spinning rust.
 
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Sounds fine to me.

@trs96
i am trying to use the guide by @Sniki. I installed clover bootloader into my bootable USB for Catalina. Selected the option "Install Mac OS Catalina ...", but could not reach the installer. the screen was stuck at apple logo.

i believe Unibeast and Multibeast method is easy to follow and i have used this method in the past to install Mojave.
Is it possible to use this guide with Catalina and Catalina versions of UniBeast and Multibeast ?
 

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Is it possible to use this guide with Catalina and Catalina versions of UniBeast and Multibeast ?
Yes, you can do that but you'll still need to use the custom config.plist instead of the ones generated by those two apps.
 
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@trs96
i am trying to use the guide by @Sniki. I installed clover bootloader into my bootable USB for Catalina. Selected the option "Install Mac OS Catalina ...", but could not reach the installer. the screen was stuck at apple logo.

i believe Unibeast and Multibeast method is easy to follow and i have used this method in the past to install Mojave.
Is it possible to use this guide with Catalina and Catalina versions of UniBeast and Multibeast ?

This was due to my own mistake. i followed the guide carefully second time and successfully did a fresh install of Catalina on my HP 8300. Everything seems to be working fine.

Thanks @trs96 and @Sniki for posting these wonderful guides.

Stay Blessed!
 
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Using Mojave and the latest Macbench, my current HP scores 852 SC and 3223 MC. The BruceX score with FCP 10.4.8 for this stock configuration was 103 sec. I hope those numbers help anyone interested.
 
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How to I install additional drives into HP 8300 Elite MT? Where can I get those screws and the green locking brackets? Is there a simpler way? Thanks.
 
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How to I install additional drives into HP 8300 Elite MT? Where can I get those screws and the green locking brackets? Is there a simpler way? Thanks.
Thank you. How about the green plastic part that locks the drives in position? I searched and searched but cannot find such a part.
 
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