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Current Status: When I tried to install 2019-002, it left me at a black screen (with functional mouse). Upon reboot I have the ‘install’ boot option but it just gives me a ‘stop’ (circle with line through it) and hangs. System starts up fine but will no longer shuts down or restarts properly (always goes to same black screen from above). When sitting at the black screen, there is HDD activity and the mouse works if that matters.

I tried following the email above (using the ‘file vault pre-boot option’) but that left my system non bootable (had to boot from backup drive and reinstall clover to get it bootable again).

Kind of stuck at the moment - any thoughts other than a reinstall. Was planning on doing a clean install of Mojave at some point but am still using NVidia so that is not an immediate option.

That's because you have checked in Clover Boot Options -> Graphics -> Use Nvidia Web Drivers. Unchecked it, let the system run and when you'll be at the desktop with Default MacOS Graphics driver (with a very bad resolution).

Run AGDPFix until appears the message that the system has to restart.

When system restarts again apply Nvidia Web Drivers or wait until the message from Nvidia appear in your screen to install. If the problem with resolution continue, see in Clover Boot Options -> Graphics and check it.

If it doesn't work, send a picture to see what's wrong.
 
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That's because you have checked in Clover Boot Options -> Graphics -> Use Nvidia Web Drivers.
I doubt that's the problem; update worked for me with that box checked (also worked before when updating to Security Update 2019-001). More likely there is a problem with the existing nVidia Web Driver. You could uninstall it before updating, which would set the graphics back to the default MacOS driver, then update the OS, then use the Update function of Web Driver Manager to download and install the latest driver. That MIGHT work.
 
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I doubt that's the problem; update worked for me with that box checked (also worked before when updating to Security Update 2019-001). More likely there is a problem with the existing nVidia Web Driver. You could uninstall it before updating, which would set the graphics back to the default MacOS driver, then update the OS, then use the Update function of Web Driver Manager to download and install the latest driver. That MIGHT work.

It worked for you... and for me, but casuistics made me be cautious. It's not the 1st time that happened to me and a lot of users.

So the problem is that the user just updated. So if the problem is the black screen, my advise is uncheck Nvidia web drivers and restart the system with Mac OS Graphics Driver, at least to check all comes from the Nvidia drivers. Then he will reinstall them and restart the system, but not without execute AGDPfix first.

It has happened to me a lot of times, this time included.

No AGDPfix, no party.


EDIT: the user wrote and now I completely understood everything. Sorry.
 
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To be clear, the system works fine - no graphics issues. I only get the black screen ‘hang’ is when I try to shut down or restart. When the system starts, it fully boots and is fully usable. It is just ‘stuck’ trying to install the update and failing when I reboot/shut down.
 
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To be clear, the system works fine - no graphics issues. I only get the black screen ‘hang’ is when I try to shut down or restart. When the system starts, it fully boots and is fully usable. It is just ‘stuck’ trying to install the update and failing when I reboot/shut down.

Ok, that's different to whatever you've said before (or I misunderstood). It seems to be a problem with Clover. Review your config and, if you have any backup, use it. Something has changed, but I can't tell you what is it (did you update clover? If you didn't, try it).

Or just try to do what the other user wrote you: uninstall completely all Nvidia Drivers and try to restart with Default Mac OS graphic drivers. If the problem are the Nvidia drivers it should be fixed.
 
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casuistics made me be cautious.
New word for me... "Casuistry (/ˈkæzjuɪstri/) is a process of reasoning that seeks to resolve moral problems by extracting or extending theoretical rules from a particular case, and reapplying those rules to new instances. ... The word casuistry derives from the Latin noun casus ("case" or "occurrence")." Not sure how that word applies here, but "whatever."
 
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After starting the 'install' boot option in 'verbose' mode I am suspecting it may be an apfs issue. I have an older x58a system that uses legacy, not uefi boot. Installing Legacy Boot Clover does NOT put the ApfsDriverLoader-64 in place (at least not from either Multibeast or the stand alone Clover installer on this site) and I still have apfs.efi in place.

Is there an equivalent ApfsDriverLoader-64 for legacy boot mode?


Update: I have tried Clover 4630 (from MultiBeast) and Clover 4862 (from the stand alone package). I have also tried uninstalling the NVidia drivers. No change - system no longer shuts down or restarts properly and security patch won't install.
 
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New word for me... "Casuistry (/ˈkæzjuɪstri/) is a process of reasoning that seeks to resolve moral problems by extracting or extending theoretical rules from a particular case, and reapplying those rules to new instances. ... The word casuistry derives from the Latin noun casus ("case" or "occurrence")." Not sure how that word applies here, but "whatever."

Casuistic is a word that comes from a "set of cases". My experiences -or group of cases- do my casuistic (the end "s" of the word has slided).

Hope it helps you.
 
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Have Not had a problem with these updates for a long time. This one is a problem for me though. I'm stuck with 10.13.6 (17G5019). I've tried SU and combo update. Both fail to install the update. Just keeps getting stuck in the process and restarts. I've tried successive times to boot into InstallMacOS and it always fails and restarts. Not sure what to do next. Even when I first restart after downloading the update, the "installing update" bar never moves.
 
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