May I ask OC install questions here? Or is there a better place I should take them?
Successes so far:
Built OC install USB using debug versions for OC and all my kexts.
Reflashed mobo FW to the latest version (Z390APRW.F12, 2021/11/29)
Updated to "optimized" settings
Reset NVRAM via config.plist (Misc -> Security -> AllowNvramReset -> True) and OC ClearNvram feature
Able to get to the OC picker and choose USB with Install macOS Monterey
Stuck on [EB|#LOG:EXITBS:START] (the very first troubleshooting issue under Kernal Issues
I've gone through all the possible issues listed here https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore...rnel-issues.html#stuck-on-eb-log-exitbs-start
, but so far nothing seems to be wrong and all the trial and error I've done has gotten me no further.
Under Booter Issues, I've tried setting DevirtualiseMmio = True and False. I think it should be True for my Z390, although when I look in my OC log I don't see any "OCABC: Mimo..." entries. Not even "OCABC: MMIO devirt start". I thought there would be some. I do have two entries in my Booter -> MimoWhitelist; one for "Haswell: SB_RCBA is a 0x4 page memory region, containing SPI_BASE at 0x3800 (SPI_BASE_ADDRESS)", and one for "Generic: PCI root is a 0x1000 page memory region used by some types of firmware"
I've also tried SetupVirtualMap = True and False. I think this one should be True as well for my Z390 mb
I looked at EnableWriteUnprotector, but my settings there match what should be for FW supporting MAT, and my OC log indicates "MAT support is 1" - not surprising for my 2021 FW.
Under Kernel Patch Issues I checked and my setting for AppleXcpmCfgLock (True) and AppleCpuPmCfgLock (False) make sense for my Coffee Lake CPU, so I didn't mess with these.
I'm not using Big Sur, and I am getting to both of my display screens, and also not seeing a "max_cpus_from_firmware not yet initialized" message, so I don't think I'd need AvoidRuntimeDefrag = True.
Under UEFI Issues, my ProvideConsoleGop = True since I'm using OC 0.8.5