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How to extend the iMac Pro to X99 [Successful Build/Extended Guide]

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Thanks for your reply. Please find the EFI.zip
 

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Thanks for your reply. Please find the EFI.zip
Did you patch your motherboard BIOS Firmware? Do you have locked or unlocked MSR register?
 
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Yes I have followed your guide for patching and unlocking. Is there any way to verify MSR is unlocked ?
 

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Yes I have followed your guide for patching and unlocking. Is there any way to verify MSR is unlocked ?
Just a few minor and not substantial modifications in your EFI-Folder attached below.

Your issue must be caused by something else. EFI-Folder looks fine, provided that you did not apply yet any post installation procedure.
 

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With your new EFI Folder copied to the USB Stick and the SSD, I've got some new. Instead of getting a KP, I'm stuck at the famous [PCI Configuration begin]. :)
 

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With your new EFI Folder copied to the USB Stick and the SSD, I've got some new. Instead of getting a KP, I'm stuck at the famous [PCI Configuration begin]. :)
Maybe your MSR is still locked. Try to check kernelpm and enable xcpm core scope kernel patch just for testing.
 
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Nope, same results. :(
I just changed the config.plist from the USB stick only, not on the SSD, should I ?

But I got different result with your new EFI Folder, please check attached picts.
 

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Nope, same results. :(
I just changed the config.plist from the USB stick only, not on the SSD, should I ?

But I got different result with your new EFI Folder, please check attached picts.
Still kernel panics.. i am not able to provide further help based in the available inormation.

Try to reformat macOS destination drive.
 
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I'm unable to boot anymore with your version of EFI folder you sent me, I have to add the arg "npci=0X2000" to boot correctly.
I've reformat the macOS destination drive (through my macbook pro, not from the Disk Utility from the installer) and copy the EFI Folder from my USB stick to this disk, do you confirm EFI folders have to be identical both on USB stick and macOS destination drive ?

And I got kernel panic again :(
 

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I'm unable to boot anymore with your version of EFI folder you sent me, I have to add the arg "npci=0X2000" to boot correctly.
I've reformat the macOS destination drive (through my macbook pro, not from the Disk Utility from the installer) and copy the EFI Folder from my USB stick to this disk, do you confirm EFI folders have to be identical both on USB stick and macOS destination drive ?

And I got kernel panic again :(
Yes.. same EFI-Folder for everything.
I don’t understand one thing. If you are able to boot your system with the EFI on the flash USB Flash drive installer durumg the first step of the macOS installation, why you are not able to boot your system with the same EFI on the same USB Flash drive installer also in the second step of the macOS installation?
 
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