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Solved > Mojave install on MSI Z390, i7-8700K, Vega64, NvmE

P1LGRIM

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Try this config.plist :
I did. Still no improvement.

Guess I'm a hard case. I have two things in mind right now. First: downgrade BIOS. I've read that some guys with MSI boards had success with it, however, I've just updated yesterday and problems were the same as before. Second: try an older version of Clover. Originally, there was Clover v46...(74?) on the stick when created the install media with UniBeast. Do you think that I should try this?
 

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I did some research and found a very detailed thread about a quite similar build (but with 9th Gen CPU). In this thread, the contributor stated, that you need a

MacOS 10.14.2 or 10.14.3 installation file [...] Post-installation procedure defines the system as a Mac Mini 8,1 which is not supported on 10.14.0. If you need to use 10.14.0, just leave your SMBIOS definition as iMac14,2 during the post-install procedure.
As I have 10.14.0 - could this be a problem? And do I only need to change the Product name variable or do I need to change the whole contents of the SMBIOS section?
 
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Success!!! Writing those lines directly from Safari. The problem was... the BIOS. After downgrading to V.10, everything went smoothly! Thanks for directing me through the whole process, @P1LGRIM! I've learned a lot today!
 
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I also experienced the same case. In my case, I tried to install CustMac USB again on the PC where CustMac is already installed. After a lot of troubles, I thought that there is an existing Apfs installed and there is not a suitable driver for installation in CustMac USB boot for installation. Here is a simple solution I used: After clearing both the partitions and the filesystem of the SSD that will be installed with Ubuntu Install-USB, I started installing CustMac. And, Naturally, all the other disks in the computer were off-line, and only one SSD was installed to install CustMac.
 
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