Contribute
Register

How to build your own iMac Pro [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Aug 19, 2016
Messages
460
Motherboard
ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe
CPU
i9-7900X
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Thanks! So I don't need to download the vanilla Install High Sierra.app from the app store to create the installer package right?

No... you don't need it :p

Try to delete that new folder on your desktop, run terminal and try step by step
copy, paste enter, copy, paste, enter etc... and I'm sure it will work great without that script,
simple copy/paste and you in few minutes all will be prepared :)
BTW: In some point it will be download 1 big file a little while, but then it will be fast... :)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Aug 19, 2016
Messages
460
Motherboard
ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe
CPU
i9-7900X
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Updating it right now, will report back in an hour! :thumbup:
Can I ask where you found a new version?
I didn't found it on official ASUS page...

btw... @kgp or others
in you EFI folder/ config from 17.01.2018 shared by KGP
SMBIOS -> I found "trust" option checked

Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 20.56.50.png

This is first config when I see this option checked so I wanted to ask if we need that and
for what it is...? :D
 
Joined
Jan 30, 2011
Messages
456
Motherboard
ASUS ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME
CPU
i9-7980XE
Graphics
RX 5700 XT

RuleBreaker01

Banned
Joined
May 31, 2018
Messages
1,201
Can I ask where you found a new version?
I didn't found it on official ASUS page...

btw... @kgp or others
in you EFI folder/ config from 17.01.2018 shared by KGP
SMBIOS -> I found "trust" option checked

View attachment 306654

This is first config when I see this option checked so I wanted to ask if we need that and
for what it is...? :D

Here is the link for newest BIOS 1102,
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-X299-DELUXE/HelpDesk_BIOS/
Incase if you having trouble access to the site or download it, here is the file
Have fun, :thumbup:
 

Attachments

  • PRIME-X299-DELUXE-ASUS-1102.zip
    8.7 MB · Views: 59
Joined
Jan 1, 2011
Messages
167
Motherboard
ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe
CPU
Intel Core i9 7960X
Graphics
AMD Vega Frontier Edition LCS
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Updating it right now, will report back in an hour! :thumbup:

I would not install this new Bios. It contains uCode Update for fixing Meltdown Bug and make more difficult to use Spectre V1 and V2 Bug. But brings, in some cases, big performance drop with it. (ImageEditing nearly 40% less performance). So you will loose a lot of performance and the Spectre Bugs are still not closed.
 
Joined
Jan 16, 2011
Messages
25
Motherboard
Asus PRIME X299-A
CPU
i9 7920x
Graphics
Amd sapphire nitro RX 580 8GB
Mac
  1. iMac
@zhengfu23: I would try to delete the file InstallESDDmg.pkg file from the ./091-33721 folder and relaunch the script. Maybe the file is corrupted and the productbuild command returns an error.

The shell script checks if the file already exists, so if the file is corrupted for any reason you always get an error because it is not re-downloaded again.

So I would try to delete the file and restart the script. If it doesn't work I really don't know how to help.
Which version of MacOS are you using to start the download procedure?
 
Joined
Aug 19, 2016
Messages
460
Motherboard
ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe
CPU
i9-7900X
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I updated my EFI on my usb drive and tried to reinstall another one copy on 2nd SSD ...
- I had few times our beautiful memory allocation error by that "Trust" option in Clover config/SMBIOS

The same error after 1st reboot while I tried to install OS X and the same error when I tried
to boot after installation, so simply I can't recommend "trust" option checked in our configs,
maybe it was little mistake when KGP prepared last EFI... I don't know, but it's good to know what is wrong
if you have the same error with last EFI .. :p

IMG_0467.JPG

.... now, new system is installed and works great at this moment
so it's time for new benchmarks, tests etc. etc.. :D
 
Joined
Aug 19, 2016
Messages
460
Motherboard
ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe
CPU
i9-7900X
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS

kgp

Retired
Joined
May 30, 2014
Messages
6,765
Motherboard
ASUS WS X299 Sage 10G
CPU
i9-7980XE
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I updated my EFI on my usb drive and tried to reinstall another one copy on 2nd SSD ...
- I had few times our beautiful memory allocation error by that "Trust" option in Clover config/SMBIOS

The same error after 1st reboot while I tried to install OS X and the same error when I tried
to boot after installation, so simply I can't recommend "trust" option checked in our configs,
maybe it was little mistake when KGP prepared last EFI... I don't know, but it's good to know what is wrong
if you have the same error with last EFI .. :p

View attachment 306668

.... now, new system is installed and works great at this moment
so it's time for new benchmarks, tests etc. etc.. :D

And why does the trust option work for me? I always use it..
 
Joined
Aug 19, 2016
Messages
460
Motherboard
ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe
CPU
i9-7900X
Graphics
Vega 64
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
  1. iMac
  2. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
And why does the trust option work for me? I always use it..

Maybe it is some difference of Memory sticks or some difference in XMP profiles,
if I remember well, you have manual configuration, maybe it is a reason...
I would like to find answer for that .. if you think that is important detail/option :)

because:
Used to give priority to memory descriptor values found in SMBIOS or SPD. Change if your memory is described incorrectly in Mac.
is still not comprehensible for me, because
it's great to find description, but still I don't know if it's important or not :p
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top