- Feb 21, 2010
- Asus Rog Strix Z390 Gaming E
- 5700 XT
- Mobile Phone
Nice job on the install recap!How to "Create Clean install Catalina 10.15 bootable USB for Hackintosh" using Leesureone's post 901 on page 91.
Works for upgrade from Mojave 10.14 to Catalina 10.15 too. I own Intel Nuc8i7BEH. Read Note at bottom of post about in place upgrade from Mojave to Catalina.
All I did was create a normal Catalina USB install bootable drive used to install on a normal Mac. I used "Apple Support's" Guide https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201372 I like this as it is a simple format.
Rename USB to MyVolume and paste the command for Catalina into TERMINAL. Attached Pic for formatting USB. Make sure to name the USB "MyVolume" for the below terminal Command to find the correct volume ie: USB to copy the Catalina install app correctly.
Catalina Terminal Command to create bootable USB:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume
This creates a USB and it has an "EMPTY" EFI partition.
Go to post #901 on page 91 and download his attachment at the bottom of his post named "EFINUC8Cat.zip"
Unzip EFINUC8Cat.zip. Use Clover Configurator https://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-clover-configurator/
Mount your USB EFI partition and copy Leesureone's EFI folder in finder to the USB EFI Partition.
That is it. You now have a CLEAN CATALINA 10.15 install USB if you ever just want to start again. Also it will work to boot into your Catalina install in the event you update clover incorrectly and your OS is not bootable.
To be clear after I CLEAN INSTALLED Catalina yesterday I installed nothing extra. No Clover Bootloader as Clover 5070 is already installed. No Rehabman scripts. No Multibeast post install etc etc. The ONLY thing needed to be done if not done already was to use "Clover Configurator" to make a unique serial number so icloud etc works.
The only thing if you are new to Nuc Hackintosh's is to follow Rehabman's BIOS SETTINGS part of the guide.
Again Thanks so much to Leesureone for ALL his hard work in posting a working and updated EFI folder for Mojave and Catalina. All the magic and why the above is so simple is due to his hard work and experience.
NOTE UPGRADE NOT CLEAN INSTALL: If you have Mojave running on your Hackintosh already and want to upgrade to Catalina just mount your Mojave EFI partition using Clover Configurator and DELETE YOUR EFI FOLDER COMPLETLY and copy and paste in finder Leesureone's EFI folder to the NOW empty EFI partition in finder. Then download and run the Catalina Final install from within Mojave like you own a "Real Mac".
I already had already successfully upgraded Mojave to Catalina as in place upgrade. The REASON I wanted to do a clean install of Catalina was to test what was the bear minimum steps required to get a working NUC Hackintosh. As post 901 states the start of this guide is no longer up to date and following it will no longer work. Like many I followed the guide and was ready to throw my NUC out the window until I read the end of this guide and found many posts referring to post 901. I hope this has helped other novices like me to get a NUC Hackintosh up and running with very few steps to follow.