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Huawei Matebook Pro X 2020, won't boot from USB.

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Huawei matebook x pro 2020
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i5-10210U
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GTX MX250
I'm fairly new to the project here, but I got a Matebook through work that I can't resell(clause from buying on staff discount) until March next year, and I need MacOS on it. I googled, and discovered several people have done this with the same machine.
The specs:

intel i5-10210
16GB RAM
512 M.2

I've downloaded Catalina, unibeast and multibeast as per the guide. I followed installation instructions as per the guide, but the laptop doesn't want to recognize the USB drive(tried 3 different ones) in the BIOS. I tried Unibeast with UEFI and Legacy, same story. Doesn't recognize the damn thing as a bootable device. In the BIOS, USB is set to first priority, but doesn't detect it. Being a Matebook Pro X, it needs a USB C to USB dongle attached to connect USB devices and such, so I think that might be the issue, but seeing as other people have made it work, I'm pleading a case nonetheless. Connecting USB C power through the dongle also doesn't affect anything.

I'm out of ideas, and very soon, also out of a macbook that can create the USB drives for me.

Any takers?
 

Feartech

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I'm fairly new to the project here, but I got a Matebook through work that I can't resell(clause from buying on staff discount) until March next year, and I need MacOS on it. I googled, and discovered several people have done this with the same machine.
The specs:

intel i5-10210
16GB RAM
512 M.2

I've downloaded Catalina, unibeast and multibeast as per the guide. I followed installation instructions as per the guide, but the laptop doesn't want to recognize the USB drive(tried 3 different ones) in the BIOS. I tried Unibeast with UEFI and Legacy, same story. Doesn't recognize the damn thing as a bootable device. In the BIOS, USB is set to first priority, but doesn't detect it. Being a Matebook Pro X, it needs a USB C to USB dongle attached to connect USB devices and such, so I think that might be the issue, but seeing as other people have made it work, I'm pleading a case nonetheless. Connecting USB C power through the dongle also doesn't affect anything.

I'm out of ideas, and very soon, also out of a macbook that can create the USB drives for me.

Any takers?
unibeast is for desktop machines

try the guide in my signature
 
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Huawei matebook x pro 2020
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i5-10210U
Graphics
GTX MX250
Holy crap, how did I not notice that at all. Thanks!

I now got further, using every bit of information I could find in your guide that was relevant to my build(Comet Lake). The PC now recognizes the drive, and does in fact boot, however, it's been stuck on a "OC failed to load configuration!".
I figured it may have been because I didn't replace the EFI folder, only copied over the one downloaded, and didn't think much of it. Did redo the whole process, step by step, this time deleting the folder and pasting the downloaded version instead, changing the stuff I needed to in the config.plist, and now it's back to not booting from the USB drive again.

EDIT:
But at least I know now I don't need a mac to do this, so I'm not in a hurry anymore!
 
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Feartech

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  1. iOS
Holy crap, how did I not notice that at all. Thanks!

I now got further, using every bit of information I could find in your guide that was relevant to my build(Comet Lake). The PC now recognizes the drive, and does in fact boot, however, it's been stuck on a "OC failed to load configuration!".
I figured it may have been because I didn't replace the EFI folder, only copied over the one downloaded, and didn't think much of it. Did redo the whole process, step by step, this time deleting the folder and pasting the downloaded version instead, changing the stuff I needed to in the config.plist, and now it's back to not booting from the USB drive again.

EDIT:
But at least I know now I don't need a mac to do this, so I'm not in a hurry anymore!
assuming you also have Intel Graphics? as your Nvidia is not supported

please update your hardware profile to add in your supported Intel Graphics

please read the faq for proper hardware profile setup:
 
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Huawei matebook x pro 2020
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i5-10210U
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GTX MX250
Sorry. It does have Intel graphics, but also Intel integrated, of course.
 
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