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[Guide] Lenovo IdeaPad U330/U430/U530 using Clover UEFI

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which of these will pass the U330 whitelist?
Assuming the DW1550 is a BCM94352 all will probably work.
You will find out when you install the card and attempt to power up the laptop.
 
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one more thing, sorry...
Lenovo IdeaPad U330 = Lenovo IdeaPad 330?
 

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one more thing, sorry...
Lenovo IdeaPad U330 = Lenovo IdeaPad 330?
No. The Ideapad 330 is a much newer model (with much later CPU generation).

This guide is for the Haswell (4th gen Intel Core i-series) u330/etc.
 
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Hi, one of my sons were using U430p when he was in college, but he didn't use it anymore. So, I got it from him (well, I bought it for him anyway, though), and followed the instructions to install 10.14 (I replaced WiFi+BT card with BCM94352HMB). The installation went fine (well, after a few trials...) and I was using it for a while. Thank you very much, RehabMan, to put things together. I really appreciate it.

Then, I noticed there was an update to 10.14.1, and I also read that decnova had no problem in updating to 10.14.1. So, I tried. I followed the "System updates" section, but I'm sure I missed something. Anyway, the update itself went fine. 10.14.1 was booted and I was able to use it (I ran ./install_downloads.sh). But, when I turned off my U430p and then turned it back on, the Clover boot menu doesn't show my boot drive. So, MacOS can't be booted up.

I used the USB drive which I used to install 10.14 initially, and Disk Utility shows my boot drive, but it's grayed out. I have 512MB HD in my U430p, and after 10.14 was installed, I divided the HD into 2 partitions; boot drive, and backup drive (for Time Machine, and Disk Utility shows this volume properly). The boot drive is APFS and backup drive is Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I'm not sure, but I think I screwed up something to do with APFS...

At this time, should I install 10.14 from scratch again? Or, is there a way for the Clover boot menu to see the boot drive? I'm sorry, but I need your help.

Thank you very much!
 

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Hi, one of my sons were using U430p when he was in college, but he didn't use it anymore. So, I got it from him (well, I bought it for him anyway, though), and followed the instructions to install 10.14 (I replaced WiFi+BT card with BCM94352HMB). The installation went fine (well, after a few trials...) and I was using it for a while. Thank you very much, RehabMan, to put things together. I really appreciate it.

Then, I noticed there was an update to 10.14.1, and I also read that decnova had no problem in updating to 10.14.1. So, I tried. I followed the "System updates" section, but I'm sure I missed something. Anyway, the update itself went fine. 10.14.1 was booted and I was able to use it (I ran ./install_downloads.sh). But, when I turned off my U430p and then turned it back on, the Clover boot menu doesn't show my boot drive. So, MacOS can't be booted up.

I used the USB drive which I used to install 10.14 initially, and Disk Utility shows my boot drive, but it's grayed out. I have 512MB HD in my U430p, and after 10.14 was installed, I divided the HD into 2 partitions; boot drive, and backup drive (for Time Machine, and Disk Utility shows this volume properly). The boot drive is APFS and backup drive is Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I'm not sure, but I think I screwed up something to do with APFS...

At this time, should I install 10.14 from scratch again? Or, is there a way for the Clover boot menu to see the boot drive? I'm sorry, but I need your help.

Thank you very much!
Just guessing... (you didn't provide problem reporting files, as per post #1).

Your drivers64UEFI is probably wrong (probably missing ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi).
Read the guide:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/
 
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Just guessing... (you didn't provide problem reporting files, as per post #1).

Your drivers64UEFI is probably wrong (probably missing ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi).
Read the guide:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/
Sorry, I read it the Problem Reporting" section, but I was not sure what I can provide with my situation...

I remember ApfsDeiverLoader-64.efi was selected by default in my case, but, of course, it could be wrong. How can I install Clover again to my hard drive under my situation? I mean I can't get to the MacOS UI...

Is it possible to mount EFI from Terminal which is available under the Utilities menu in macOS Utilities when I boot from USB, and then check if ApfsDriverLoader is there or not (and if not, copying it)?

Thank you.
 

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Sorry, I read it the Problem Reporting" section, but I was not sure what I can provide with my situation...

I remember ApfsDeiverLoader-64.efi was selected by default in my case, but, of course, it could be wrong. How can I install Clover again to my hard drive under my situation? I mean I can't get to the MacOS UI...

Is it possible to mount EFI from Terminal which is available under the Utilities menu in macOS Utilities when I boot from USB, and then check if ApfsDriverLoader is there or not (and if not, copying it)?

Thank you.
Prepare USB according to the guide:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/

Then boot with the resulting USB. Then, check and/or fix your EFI on the main system drive...
 
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Prepare USB according to the guide:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/

Then boot with the resulting USB. Then, check and/or fix your EFI on the main system drive...
I already have a USB which was prepared according to the guide.

When I booted with USB, Clover boot menu is displayed, and then macOS Utilities screen is displayed. I'm sorry, but I don't understand what you mean "check and/or fix your EFI on the main system drive...". I mean I don't know how I can check and/or fix my EFI on the main system drive either from the Clover boot menu or from the macOS Utilities screen.

It would be great if you can elaborate. Thank you!
 

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I already have a USB which was prepared according to the guide.

When I booted with USB, Clover boot menu is displayed, and then macOS Utilities screen is displayed.
Boot your main partition with the USB, not the installer.
 
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