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Mojave OS install Freezing

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Mar 18, 2020
Messages
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Motherboard
Asrock z370 gaming Fatality ITX
CPU
i7-8700
Graphics
RX 560
I am running into the installer freezing at the Apple logo with "About X minutes remaining...". I've seen 10, 9, and 7 minute freezes (if that matters).

I've tried multiple guides, using Unibeast and using a "Vanilla" install.

Hardware

Processor:
- i7 8700

Graphics:
- Intel UHD 630

Motherboard:
- Z370 Asrock Fatality Gaming ITX

Ram:
- 2x 16GB DDR4 GSkill

Power supply:
- 150w Pico (Temporary)
- Will be replaced with a 550w Flex ATX PSU

Drive:
- WD Black 500GB NVME
- Also tried a 120GB Kingston SSD

BIOS Settings
  • VT-d - disabled
  • Secure Boot Mode - disabled
  • XHCI Handoff - enabled
  • Fast Boot - disabled
  • CSM Support - disabled
  • SATA Mode Selection - AHCI
Clover Settings

Drivers
  • ApfsDriverLoader
  • AptioMemoryFix
  • - HFSPlus
Kexts
  • AppleALC
  • IntelMausi
  • Lilu
  • SMCProcessor
  • SMCSuperIO
  • USBInjectAll
  • VirtualSMC
  • WhateverGreen
Screenshots


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Install Steps
  • Formatted Drive:
    • APFS, GUID Partition Map
  • Reboots twice into "Preboot"
  • Freezes at "About X minutes remaining..."
Fix Attempts
  • Change out "AptioMemoryFix" driver
    • Many guides specify to use a different memory driver. Even using a different one on the second boot after the initial install (before preboot).
    • Tried these combinations with:
      • OsxAptioFixDrv
      • OsxAptioFix3Drv
      • OsxLowMemFixDrv
    • No luck
  • Use different USB stick
    • The first attempt was made with a USB 2.0 stick
    • Attempted as well with a different USB 3.0 stick, no luck
  • Install to a different drive
    • The install was first tried on an NVME drive
    • Attempted with a regular SSD as well, no luck
  • Hard resetting the machine and trying preboot again, until it hypothetically eventually works
    • I've attempted this 8 times in a row, only for it to freeze every time.
    • Do I need more patience?
  • Wait longer
    • I've left it overnight, no luck.

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If anyone has any more suggestions that would be wonderful.
Let me know if I can provide more details.
 
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