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[Guide] Installing macOS Mojave (10.14.2) on Intel NUCi5BEH using Clover UEFI

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Good people,

I need help or some advice. I was successful to get a functional version of Mojave on my NUC8i5BEH2 (2x8BG Crucial RAM, 500 GB MX500 SSD, clover 4920). It was working fine (apart from 4K glitches via HDMI port)... until this Thursday. Since then I do not have normal wired Ethernet is I load from SSD (I get a lot of packets lost and my ping time starts with norma 14-16 ms and then goes up to 5 s(!) with lots of lost packets). Very strangely, I get normal stable ethernet if I boot from the USB but as soon as I eject my installation USB with clover everything goes south. It is a very strange behaviour.

So far I have tried everything:
* upgrading BIOS from v51 tp v56 (had to downgrade to install)
* reset BIOS back to defaults and reconfiguring it
* Several time clean installation following this guide
* Update of the IntelMausiInternet.kext
* Update of other kexts
* UEFI folders and configs from other sources: LittleBlack's (from this thread) along with different post-installation and UEFI files from the Sarkui's guide from Gthub
* Leaving NUC without power plug for hours
* Rebuilding kext cash, removing all network configuration in MacOS
* Enabling Fixregions and/or Fixlan in Clover Configurator

I am about to give up as it cost me a lot of time which I do not have. Really thinking moving to Win10 and forget about MacOS with this setup... Am I missing something?
 

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Good people,

I need help or some advice. I was successful to get a functional version of Mojave on my NUC8i5BEH2 (2x8BG Crucial RAM, 500 GB MX500 SSD, clover 4920). It was working fine (apart from 4K glitches via HDMI port)... until this Thursday. Since then I do not have normal wired Ethernet is I load from SSD (I get a lot of packets lost and my ping time starts with norma 14-16 ms and then goes up to 5 s(!) with lots of lost packets). Very strangely, I get normal stable ethernet if I boot from the USB but as soon as I eject my installation USB with clover everything goes south. It is a very strange behaviour.

So far I have tried everything:
* upgrading BIOS from v51 tp v56 (had to downgrade to install)
* reset BIOS back to defaults and reconfiguring it
* Several time clean installation following this guide
* Update of the IntelMausiInternet.kext
* Update of other kexts
* UEFI folders and configs from other sources: LittleBlack's (from this thread) along with different post-installation and UEFI files from the Sarkui's guide from Gthub
* Leaving NUC without power plug for hours
* Rebuilding kext cash, removing all network configuration in MacOS
* Enabling Fixregions and/or Fixlan in Clover Configurator

I am about to give up as it cost me a lot of time which I do not have. Really thinking moving to Win10 and forget about MacOS with this setup... Am I missing something?
If it just started happening without you making any changes to the software then it sounds like your ISP or maybe your router (but a router going out would be unusual) is acting up. It not your bios version for sure. You can try my EFI folder but I can't imagine it doing anything to change internet connectivity. If you try it you might need to apply the fix regions patch depending where you live. You will also have to configure continuity.
 

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@Leesureone

Thank you for the zip but it had no effect. I checked fixregions once and then together with fixLAN, but behaviour is exactly as before. I give up, will test hardware with Windows, but do not expect problems there.
 
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That's cool, I've never needed to do anything in the bios beyond the original recommendations in the guide but that's great to know. Wondering if there are different distributions of these depending on what continent you live on. Regardless maybe that simple change does it for @sulfum!
 
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Hey

Trying to setup my first hackintosh.

I have the NUC8i7BEH and I've followed the directions twice, and rebuilt my USB drive twice to install Mojave.

So far the farthest I've made is step 7 and somewhat part of step 8.

Every time I boot the into Clover and boot into my partition, it give me the apple logo and the loading bar. After a min or two the screen goes to the grey install screen with the mouse icon moving around. But after a few seconds the whole system just reboots and it a continuous cycle if I choose to boot into my partition.

Can someone recommend what steps I need to do next to troubleshoot this issue?

Thanks
Hi @joshuat

Ok let me clear that up sorry if it was misleading. Note that I'm also a noob so if this doesn't work for you, probably it's above my skill.

From what I can see you have the EXACT same problem I had. It is because from what I understand you need to use the latest version of Clover for it to work with Mac OSX 10.14.4 (Rehabman's version won't work).

If you installed 10.14.2 instead it would have worked with the steps in this guide I think.

Since this guide doesn't show how to use a newer version of Clover and that I don't know how, I simply used Littleblacks EFI folder which DOES use a newer version of Clover. So go up to Step 7 following the exact steps of this guide.

Then before starting Step 8, (backup first) completely overwrite the EFI folder on your USB with Littleblack's EFI folder.

Also note that I have a NUC8i5 and not NUC8i7, so you might want to then after overwrite the PLIST provided in Littleblack's folder with the PLIST for NUC8i7.

Hope this helps and you successfully install MACOSX.
 
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Hi @joshuat

Ok let me clear that up sorry if it was misleading. Note that I'm also a noob so if this doesn't work for you, probably it's above my skill.

From what I can see you have the EXACT same problem I had. It is because from what I understand you need to use the latest version of Clover for it to work with Mac OSX 10.14.4 (Rehabman's version won't work).

If you installed 10.14.2 instead it would have worked with the steps in this guide I think.

Since this guide doesn't show how to use a newer version of Clover and that I don't know how, I simply used Littleblacks EFI folder which DOES use a newer version of Clover. So go up to Step 7 following the exact steps of this guide.

Then before starting Step 8, (backup first) completely overwrite the EFI folder on your USB with Littleblack's EFI folder.

Also note that I have a NUC8i5 and not NUC8i7, so you might want to then after overwrite the PLIST provided in Littleblack's folder with the PLIST for NUC8i7.

Hope this helps and you successfully install MACOSX.
To update the version of clover on your USB drive just download the latest version and run the clover installer with your usb drive as the target (by default it will chose your hard drive which you can do as well). You can also use Clover Configurator to check the version of clover installed and update that way. Your config.plist and kexts should be saved and drivers will be added or updated as needed.
 
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To update the version of clover on your USB drive just download the latest version and run the clover installer with your usb drive as the target (by default it will chose your hard drive which you can do as well). You can also use Clover Configurator to check the version of clover installed and update that way. Your config.plist and kexts should be saved and drivers will be added or updated as needed.
Not knowing what to checkboxes to check in the new Clover (they don't 100% match with Rehabman's clover) and being a total noob, using an existant EFI folder really helped. It could be cool if somebody could post detailed instructions equivalent to Step "Installing Clover UEFI on USB" in this guide, but with the new Clover.
 
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Not knowing what to checkboxes to check in the new Clover (they don't 100% match with Rehabman's clover) and being a total noob, using an existant EFI folder really helped. It could be cool if somebody could post detailed instructions equivalent to Step "Installing Clover UEFI on USB" in this guide, but with the new Clover.
I think this guide pretty much spells it out, it tells you what boxes to tick and then shows which drivers and Kexts to load into the appropriate folders. It tells you to choose “Customize” instead of “Standard” and verify the target drive. It may help you to verify the same or similar drivers are being installed as default by opening/ expanding the various options boxes before clicking install. Maybe there is some trial and error, as with all thing Hackintosh, but familiarizing yourself with the process is one of the first steps to moving out of noob town. :thumbup:
 
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Not knowing what to checkboxes to check in the new Clover (they don't 100% match with Rehabman's clover) and being a total noob, using an existant EFI folder really helped. It could be cool if somebody could post detailed instructions equivalent to Step "Installing Clover UEFI on USB" in this guide, but with the new Clover.
Here is a shot of the clover install screen, match the drivers specified in the expanded view.
 

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