Discussion in 'High Sierra Desktop Support' started by tonymacx86, Sep 25, 2017.
Ok Thank you
I have two Western Digital drives that no longer work in High Sierra, really strange, they both get "Unable to write to the last block of the device" errors when trying to format. No other issues with the 5 other drives in my system. Not sure what kind of SATA controller my Asrock Z75 Pro has.
Hey Amblin thank you so much apparently I though that EFI was other EFI (A little dumb thing because that was the only HDD that was connected to my PC). Anyway thanks High Sierra is running smooth.
Did you try AppleAHCIPort.kext (or the Clover patch in the file comments)?
That totally fixed it!!!
Cannot tell too many interesting facts ... I had to remove one pair of memory modules and the graphics card to boot into the firmware screen, then did all the known corrections there (including setting memory to XMP profile), then had to figure out how to correct the old Sierra config.plist settings within the Clover boot menu, as High Sierra boot got stuck every time ... I needed at least 20 reboots to get to a successful boot, then finally arrived in macOS, changed all the relevant settings in config.plist, and had many more reboots to refine it. Strangely the USB works fine with the old uia-exclude-setting, whereas none of the newer methods worked.
I don't like that childish looking "racing" interface of the new Gigabyte firmware, but still I would recommend it highly:
1. There are no excessive boot entries anymore.
2. On F5 I couldn't get my 6700K below 1100 MHz idle – on F22a it's 800 MHz. (Could be due to OC before, though.)
On High Sierra I removed all the rubbish, as I do always:
iTunes, iBooks, Photos, Maps, Messages, Notes, Reminders, Stickies, Time Machine.
Now I feel "clean" again.
Though, I still haven't found a way to replace the disgusting Microslut FAT format of the EFI partition – any ideas about that?!?
After updating, I can't boot my hackintosh. I have done the copy paste of FakeSMC and apfs.efi. When I press boot Mac from my SSD, it only shows the Apple logo with a progress bar for only a second, and then it restarts.
It would be useful to add some information after booting with "-v" boot parameter (verbose mode), but what you describe may just be a kernel panic. I had the same thing after upgrading. The update finished, but then I couldn't boot my Mac anymore. After booting into single user mode (-s), I looked at the panic log files in /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports and saw that the panic caused by a leftover kext for the Intel e1000 network adapter. After removing it from /System/Library/Extensions, I managed to boot into the preboot partition that was created during the upgrade (not my original mac partition). And ONLY THEN could I boot into my regular partition. Everything was just fine from then (installed nvidia web drivers etc.). One thing that bothers me is that the preboot partition still exists. I guess i could delete it but I don't care too much for it.
I upgraded with a 1080 card installed, didn’t have to disconnect anything.
I trully wait UNIBEAST and MULTIBEAST for High Sierra ... hope to come soon ... for now it is a pain to do it !!!
Only way I did it was upgrading ...
Can't do a clean install at all ... too hard for me ...
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