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[Guide] HP ProBook/EliteBook/Zbook using Clover UEFI hotpatch

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Can you give us a screenshot of the error using verbose boot to install.
Hey prabs99, thank you so much for your reply. I realised that my description is slightly wrong. I'm actually stuck in the installer or to be more precise at the last step(s) of the installation. You know that screen that usually (after a couple of seconds) shows the menu where you choose your country, language settings for the keyboard etc.? This is what doesn't show up. It's the light grey screen and the mouse cursor. The only thing I can do is sit and wait or do a single left click and the cursor disappears. End of line. Nothing else happens. I did manage to get to a full installation though because I was lucky to have the first Mojave version. But using the exact same steps for 10.14.6 simply won't work. But if need be, I will try again to produce the error screen in question. I'm afraid that it won't be a great help because there is no choosing verbose at that stage. :cry:
 
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Hey prabs99, thank you so much for your reply. I realised that my description is slightly wrong. I'm actually stuck in the installer or to be more precise at the last step(s) of the installation. You know that screen that usually (after a couple of seconds) shows the menu where you choose your country, language settings for the keyboard etc.? This is what doesn't show up. It's the light grey screen and the mouse cursor. The only thing I can do is sit and wait or do a single left click and the cursor disappears. End of line. Nothing else happens. I did manage to get to a full installation though because I was lucky to have the first Mojave version. But using the exact same steps for 10.14.6 simply won't work. But if need be, I will try again to produce the error screen in question. I'm afraid that it won't be a great help because there is no choosing verbose at that stage. :cry:
I am guessing you followed the guide. Can you post your EFI folder?
 
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I am guessing you followed the guide. Can you post your EFI folder?
To the letter (at least I hope so) with one exception for a kext which was not included in Rehabman's repository, so I picked it from tonymac's download section. I used rehab man's clover and also tried out Clover_v2.5k_r5070. The result was the same. With ages of waiting for installer to (re-)start I always end up with the grey screen/mouse cursor waiting for the window to pop up where you choose the country/language. The attached EFI is from the rehabman-clover build (Clover_v2.4k_r4701.RM-4963.ca6cca7c).
Thank you so much for having a closer look!
 

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To the letter (at least I hope so) with one exception for a kext which was not included in Rehabman's repository, so I picked it from tonymac's download section. I used rehab man's clover and also tried out Clover_v2.5k_r5070. The result was the same. With ages of waiting for installer to (re-)start I always end up with the grey screen/mouse cursor waiting for the window to pop up where you choose the country/language. The attached EFI is from the rehabman-clover build (Clover_v2.4k_r4701.RM-4963.ca6cca7c).
Thank you so much for having a closer look!
What CPU do you have? What is your DVMT pre alloc?
 
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To the letter (at least I hope so) with one exception for a kext which was not included in Rehabman's repository, so I picked it from tonymac's download section. I used rehab man's clover and also tried out Clover_v2.5k_r5070. The result was the same. With ages of waiting for installer to (re-)start I always end up with the grey screen/mouse cursor waiting for the window to pop up where you choose the country/language. The attached EFI is from the rehabman-clover build (Clover_v2.4k_r4701.RM-4963.ca6cca7c).
Thank you so much for having a closer look!
Also update to the latest clover.
 
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What CPU do you have? What is your DVMT pre alloc?
i5 HD 5500. BIOS is latest 1.52. the DVMT pre alloc question is a tough one. The text says that the video memory size (mine is set to 64 MB) is dealt with via implemented plist patch...which could/should be disabled/enabled after(!?) the installation. But that didn't seem to matter as long as I tried 10.14.0. Why/how could this make a difference when I try to get my beloved fresh and clean vanilla 10.14.6?
And what exactly do you mean by recommending a clover update? Are you driving at the creating of a usb installer with clover 2.5k_r5070? This attempt has already failed. The only combination which let me through the complete set of installation from A-Z was Rehabman's clover build with 10.14.0.

EDIT: prabs99 - you're awesome! I deleted the plist entry for pre alloc. And there you go. It worked! I finally managed to get to the country selection screen and finish the installation properly - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!! BIGGEST BEAR HUG AVAILABLE!!!
 
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i5 HD 5500. BIOS is latest 1.52. the DVMT pre alloc question is a tough one. The text says that the video memory size (mine is set to 64 MB) is dealt with via implemented plist patch...which could/should be disabled/enabled after(!?) the installation. But that didn't seem to matter as long as I tried 10.14.0. Why/how could this make a difference when I try to get my beloved fresh and clean vanilla 10.14.6?
And what exactly do you mean by recommending a clover update? Are you driving at the creating of a usb installer with clover 2.5k_r5070? This attempt has already failed. The only combination which let me through the complete set of installation from A-Z was Rehabman's clover build with 10.14.0.

EDIT: prabs99 - you're awesome! I deleted the plist entry for pre alloc. And there you go. It worked! I finally managed to get to the country selection screen and finish the installation properly - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!! BIGGEST BEAR HUG AVAILABLE!!!
Download the latest clover from the soruceforge website. Version 5070 as of this writing. You want the latest UEFI drivers. Also caution when upgrading to 5070. Before you reboot, verify that all the drivers that you need are in new folder hierarchy.
 
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Dear Rehabman,

in attachment my ioreg file after using USB3 and 2 devices.
My device is an HP Probook 450 G5. I ask you please to have a USB customisation

Regards,

Marco
 

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Dear Rehabman,

in attachment my ioreg file after using USB3 and 2 devices.
My device is an HP Probook 450 G5. I ask you please to have a USB customisation

Regards,

Marco
There is a guide for customizing USB ports. See here
 
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Dear Rehabman,

in attachment my ioreg file after using USB3 and 2 devices.
My device is an HP Probook 450 G5. I ask you please to have a USB customisation

Regards,

Marco
Or try this. Guide
 
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