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High Sierra Running on GIGABYTE Z270X ULTRA Gaming 1151

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RX 580
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High Sierra Running on GIGABYTE Z270X ULTRA Gaming

Components:
-GIGABYTE Z270X ULTRA Gaming 1151 7th Gen DDR4 2 Way SLI RGB Fusion USB Type C ATX Motherboard
-Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz QuadCore 8MB Cache Processor
-Crucial CT2K8G4DFD8213 16 GB Kit (8 GBx2)
-2x MSI GeForce GT 710 Passive Silent 2 GB Graphics Card
-Samsung (MZ-V6E250BW) 250GB EVO PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
-Antec A30 Dual Heatpipe Intel/AMD CPU Cooler
-Corsair CP-9020098-UK VS Series ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Power Supply Unit, 650 W

New machine so I started from scratch. Followed Tony's guide as always.

STEP 1: Download High Sierra on another machine

STEP 2: Create a Bootable USB Drive with UniBeast
1. Insert the USB drive
2. Open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility
3. Highlight the USB drive in left column
4. Click Erase button
5. For Name: type USB (You can rename it later)
6. For Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
7. Click Erase then Done
8. Download and run UniBeast
9. Click Continue, Continue, Continue, Continue, Agree
10. At Destination Select, choose USB and click Continue
11. At Select OS Installation screen choose High Sierra and click Continue
12. At Bootloader Options screen choose UEFI Boot Mode
13. NO Graphics options needed
14. Verify installation options, then click Continue, enter password and click Install
15. Drag MultiBeast to your completed USB drive.

STEP 3: Recommended BIOS Settings
- Load optimised defaults
- Disable vt-d
- Save and exit

STEP 4: Install macOS High Sierra
Insert the USB in a USB 2.0 port.
1. Turn on the computer
2. F12 to select boot device
3. Choose USB
4. At Clover boot screen -
- Hit space - Boot Verbose
- Arrow down to Clover Options, PCI
- tick "Usb ownership"
- tick "Usb injection"

- return
- choose Boot OS X Install from Install macOS High Sierra

I got stopped here, "...the recovery server could not be contacted" - *plugs in ethernet*

5. When you arrive at the Installer, choose language.
6. For a new installation of macOS, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing.
a. In the top menu bar choose Utilities, and open Disk Utility
b. Highlight your target drive for the High Sierra installation in left column.
c. Click Erase button
d. For Name: I called it HPro
e. For Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
f. Click Erase
g. Close Disk Utility
7. When the installer asks you where to install, choose High Sierra
8. Upon completion, the system will automatically restart.
10. F12 to select boot device
11. Choose USB
12. At the Boot Screen, choose HPro
-Again -
- Hit space - Boot Verbose
- Arrow down to Clover Options, PCI
- tick "Usb ownership"
- tick "Usb injection"
- return

13. Complete macOS installation. The system will automatically reboot.
Mine crashed at one point, I just restarted and booted HPro again (with pci options and verbose) and it continued fine.
-Success!

Then - attached another drive and partitioned it:
64GB - CleanClone
250GB - HProClone
1.66TB - Audio

I installed SuperDuper and cloned to CleanClone. This way I have something I can easily get back to if it all goes wrong, and it's quicker than a reinstall.

STEP 5: Post Installation with MultiBeast
Multibeast Settings:
Quick Start > Clover UEFI Boot Mode
Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC
Drivers > Network > Intel > AppleIntelE1000e v3.3.6 Bootloaders > Clover UEFI Boot Mode
Drivers > USB > Increase Max Port Limit 200 Series

Reboot without USB - works like a champ.

Had a problem where any time I tried to shut down it would reboot.
Downloaded Clover Config, mounted EFI, load config.plist from EFI.
Go to - ACPI section, Fix Shutdown - tick.
Save, reboot.

Clone again with SuperDuper to CleanClone. This way I have a working machine that I can always get back to.

Any clones from now on will go to HProClone, and that'll be my running backup.

I use a Saffire Pro 40 for audio, this is my main studio machine, so I didn't bother with the onboard audio options.

Thanks to Tony & team for developing the tools and making it easier and easier!
 
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