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pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD Vega 56

pastrychef

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Thank you for your insight. In relooking Vega 64's on eBay, they all look like reference cards...good news there. Gigabyte and MSI as well as Sapphire make reference cards. WRT 2+ slot width, I'll confirm but the Sapphire Vega 64 Nitro+ is definitely 2 1/2 slots wide. I'm not looking for that much power. <fingers-crossed>The "regular" Sapphire Vega 64 (as well as the MSI and Gigabyte reference cards) is more than adequate. </fingers-crossed>
You can always play with the power tables using VGTab to try and extract a bit more performance out of Vega cards...
 
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You can create your USB installer using the methods outlined here. Then copy the EFI folder over to the USB flash drive when done.
It took a while, but the machine is all assembled! Kinda nervous to turn it on... anyway I followed the method and created my Sierra USB installer. Sorry, I am a little dense - there are several EFI folders in your post, and none are for Sierra. Which one would you recommend I use?

I do want to get to Mojave right away, so do you think there a more direct way at this point?

Asus ROG strix z370-g
XFX Radeon RX 580
i9
Sliger Cerberus X
 

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It took a while, but the machine is all assembled! Kinda nervous to turn it on... anyway I followed the method and created my Sierra USB installer. Sorry, I am a little dense - there are several EFI folders in your post, and none are for Sierra. Which one would you recommend I use?

I do want to get to Mojave right away, so do you think there a more direct way at this point?

Asus ROG strix z370-g
XFX Radeon RX 580
i9
Sliger Cerberus X
It took a while, but the machine is all assembled! Kinda nervous to turn it on... anyway I followed the method and created my Sierra USB installer. Sorry, I am a little dense - there are several EFI folders in your post, and none are for Sierra. Which one would you recommend I use?

I do want to get to Mojave right away, so do you think there a more direct way at this point?

Asus ROG strix z370-g
XFX Radeon RX 580
i9
Sliger Cerberus X
EFI r4.3.2 should work. I never personally tried with Sierra, but two other users reported success.

If you come across any problems, please boot in to verbose mode and take a picture of the kernel panic and post here.

Unless there's a specific reason you need Sierra, I highly suggest updating to High Sierra or, better yet, Mojave. Thing run better with each update...
 
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EFI r4.3.2 should work. I never personally tried with Sierra, but two other users reported success.

If you come across any problems, please boot in to verbose mode and take a picture of the kernel panic and post here.

Unless there's a specific reason you need Sierra, I highly suggest updating to High Sierra or, better yet, Mojave. Thing run better with each update...
Thank you again for the help. I do intend to run Mojave - I was going for Sierra at your suggestion, since I was unable to download a full installer for HS. I have full installers for Sierra and Mojave.

If I could go straight to Mojave that would be great, but I don't mind if I need to update after install.

I see that one of your EFI folders linked is for Mojave? I am a bit lost, not sure what is the difference between the AsAmiShim efi, vs the several unified EFI zips linked to the guide, and precisely where these go.

Currently, yay it turns on! It's quieter than I expected. Noctua fans and a big silent wings on the cooler.

Got all my bios settings adjusted. But I can't get it to boot from the USB. The custom EFI folder, I just drag it into the top directory of the USB? Or do I need to sudo mount the USB's EFI partition and place the files there?
 

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Thank you again for the help. I do intend to run Mojave - I was going for Sierra at your suggestion, since I was unable to download a full installer for HS. I have full installers for Sierra and Mojave.

If I could go straight to Mojave that would be great, but I don't mind if I need to update after install.

I see that one of your EFI folders linked is for Mojave? I am a bit lost, not sure what is the difference between the AsAmiShim efi, vs the several unified EFI zips linked to the guide, and precisely where these go.

Currently, yay it turns on! It's quieter than I expected. Noctua fans and a big silent wings on the cooler.

Got all my bios settings adjusted. But I can't get it to boot from the USB. The custom EFI folder, I just drag it into the top directory of the USB? Or do I need to sudo mount the USB's EFI partition and place the files there?
Under all circumstances, the EFI folders must go to the EFI partition of your USB flash drive.

If you want to start with Sierra, use EFI r4.3.2.

If you want to start with Mojave, use EFI r4.5.3.
  1. Create your USB macOS installer using whichever method you like.
  2. When done, mount the EFI partition of the USB flash drive and copy the EFI folder to it.
  3. Boot from USB macOS installer and install macOS.
 
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Under all circumstances, the EFI folders must go to the EFI partition of your USB flash drive.

If you want to start with Sierra, use EFI r4.3.2.

If you want to start with Mojave, use EFI r4.5.3.
  1. Create your USB macOS installer using whichever method you like.
  2. When done, mount the EFI partition of the USB flash drive and copy the EFI folder to it.
  3. Boot from USB macOS installer and install macOS.
Making progress - I made a Mojave installer with UniBeast, swapped the EFI folders and started up to the USB. I got the Apple! But it hangs about 2/3 of the way. I don't see a kernel panic but this is as far as it gets. "Forcing CS_RUNTIME for entitlement ..."
 

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pastrychef

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Making progress - I made a Mojave installer with UniBeast, swapped the EFI folders and started up to the USB. I got the Apple! But it hangs about 2/3 of the way. I don't see a kernel panic but this is as far as it gets. "Forcing CS_RUNTIME for entitlement ..."
You are getting the gIOScreenLockState 3 error. You have two options:

Disable IGPU in BIOS until installation is done, then edit config.plist.
Edit config.plist now then finish macOS installation.

In both cases, you need to add the following to config.plist:
Screen Shot 2019-01-06 at 12.05.32 AM.png
 
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I've been having this system crash every 3 to 4 days, and I can't figure it out. I could be just browsing the web and the system will just reboot. I could also be away from my commuter with the display asleep but on my return, I saw the system had restarted itself. All crashes appear to be similar.

I've pasted the relevents parts of my sys log. it looks like it's AMD driver based.

Just wondering if anyone else has seen this.

my config.sys and clover directory is based on the most recent versions I downloaded here.

Only difference would be my vgtab and the fact that I'm run a Dell 5K up2715k.

Nick


<Mu co

*** Panic Report ***
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80054dd16d): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f8638e5b6, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0xffffff80691a002e, CR3: 0x0000000011a3e000, CR4: 0x00000000003626e0
RAX: 0xffffff80691a0020, RBX: 0xffffff804c3dace0, RCX: 0x0000000000000000, RDX: 0xffffff804832b000
RSP: 0xffffff83a40e3c30, RBP: 0xffffff83a40e3c50, RSI: 0xffffff80691a0020, RDI: 0xffffff804832b000
R8: 0x0000000000000001, R9: 0xffffff804b6731c0, R10: 0xffffffffdeae63ee, R11: 0xffffff804c3dace0
R12: 0xffffff8343537000, R13: 0xffffff804c3dace0, R14: 0xffffff7f886822f0, R15: 0x0000000000000000
RFL: 0x0000000000010203, RIP: 0xffffff7f8638e5b6, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010
Fault CR2: 0xffffff80691a002e, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x0, PL: 0, VF: 1

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff83a40e3700 : 0xffffff80053af82d mach_kernel : _handle_debugger_trap + 0x47d
0xffffff83a40e3750 : 0xffffff80054eb795 mach_kernel : _kdp_i386_trap + 0x155
0xffffff83a40e3790 : 0xffffff80054dcf4a mach_kernel : _kernel_trap + 0x50a
0xffffff83a40e3800 : 0xffffff800535cae0 mach_kernel : _return_from_trap + 0xe0
0xffffff83a40e3820 : 0xffffff80053af247 mach_kernel : _panic_trap_to_debugger + 0x197
0xffffff83a40e3940 : 0xffffff80053af093 mach_kernel : _panic + 0x63
0xffffff83a40e39b0 : 0xffffff80054dd16d mach_kernel : _kernel_trap + 0x72d
0xffffff83a40e3b20 : 0xffffff800535cae0 mach_kernel : _return_from_trap + 0xe0
0xffffff83a40e3b40 : 0xffffff7f8638e5b6 com.apple.kext.AMDSupport : __ZN26AtiUpstreamMessageParserV220calculateMessageSizeEPv + 0x36
0xffffff83a40e3c50 : 0xffffff7f8638e84b com.apple.kext.AMDSupport : __ZN26AtiUpstreamMessageParserV214processMessageEP12ATIConnectorP17HdcpStatusMessage + 0x10b
0xffffff83a40e3d10 : 0xffffff7f8638e670 com.apple.kext.AMDSupport : __ZN26AtiUpstreamMessageParserV212writeMessageEjP12ATIConnectorPv + 0x70
0xffffff83a40e3d90 : 0xffffff7f88682522 com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer : __ZN14AMDFramebuffer27deferredHdcpUpstreamHandlerEP8OSObjectP22IOInterruptEventSourcei + 0x202
0xffffff83a40e3e00 : 0xffffff7f88682312 com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer : __ZN14AMDFramebuffer26delayedHdcpUpstreamHandlerEP8OSObjectP18IOTimerEventSource + 0x22
0xffffff83a40e3e20 : 0xffffff8005a5fa77 mach_kernel : __ZN18IOTimerEventSource15timeoutSignaledEPvS0_ + 0x87
0xffffff83a40e3e90 : 0xffffff8005a5f999 mach_kernel : __ZN18IOTimerEventSource17timeoutAndReleaseEPvS0_ + 0x99
0xffffff83a40e3ec0 : 0xffffff80053ee265 mach_kernel : _thread_call_delayed_timer + 0xef5
0xffffff83a40e3f40 : 0xffffff80053ede05 mach_kernel : _thread_call_delayed_timer + 0xa95
0xffffff83a40e3fa0 : 0xffffff800535c0ce mach_kernel : _call_continuation + 0x2e
Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
com.apple.kext.AMDSupport(2.0.8)[1F016B89-26FE-3139-9C8A-BB584A244CF4]@0xffffff7f86325000->0xffffff7f86522fff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[7706F483-87AE-3F44-BCCA-09C156F4E031]@0xffffff7f862b7000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[54C3F778-4B95-3093-A51D-D761607C96CB]@0xffffff7f85c95000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(530.60)[9E233908-09E1-332E-AE9B-CB27D514707B]@0xffffff7f862c0000
dependency: com.apple.AppleGraphicsDeviceControl(3.30.14)[61BA5741-B8B8-32F6-A4D1-051861B0294D]@0xffffff7f86319000
com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer(2.0.8)[687618F1-7597-392E-B00D-1558E0018606]@0xffffff7f88660000->0xffffff7f8869cfff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[7706F483-87AE-3F44-BCCA-09C156F4E031]@0xffffff7f862b7000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[54C3F778-4B95-3093-A51D-D761607C96CB]@0xffffff7f85c95000
dependency: com.apple.kext.AMDSupport(2.0.8)[1F016B89-26FE-3139-9C8A-BB584A244CF4]@0xffffff7f86325000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(530.60)[9E233908-09E1-332E-AE9B-CB27D514707B]@0xffffff7f862c0000
 

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I've been having this system crash every 3 to 4 days, and I can't figure it out. I could be just browsing the web and the system will just reboot. I could also be away from my commuter with the display asleep but on my return, I saw the system had restarted itself. All crashes appear to be similar.

I've pasted the relevents parts of my sys log. it looks like it's AMD driver based.

Just wondering if anyone else has seen this.

my config.sys and clover directory is based on the most recent versions I downloaded here.

Only difference would be my vgtab and the fact that I'm run a Dell 5K up2715k.

Nick


<Mu co

*** Panic Report ***
panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80054dd16d): Kernel trap at 0xffffff7f8638e5b6, type 14=page fault, registers:
CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0xffffff80691a002e, CR3: 0x0000000011a3e000, CR4: 0x00000000003626e0
RAX: 0xffffff80691a0020, RBX: 0xffffff804c3dace0, RCX: 0x0000000000000000, RDX: 0xffffff804832b000
RSP: 0xffffff83a40e3c30, RBP: 0xffffff83a40e3c50, RSI: 0xffffff80691a0020, RDI: 0xffffff804832b000
R8: 0x0000000000000001, R9: 0xffffff804b6731c0, R10: 0xffffffffdeae63ee, R11: 0xffffff804c3dace0
R12: 0xffffff8343537000, R13: 0xffffff804c3dace0, R14: 0xffffff7f886822f0, R15: 0x0000000000000000
RFL: 0x0000000000010203, RIP: 0xffffff7f8638e5b6, CS: 0x0000000000000008, SS: 0x0000000000000010
Fault CR2: 0xffffff80691a002e, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x0, PL: 0, VF: 1

Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
0xffffff83a40e3700 : 0xffffff80053af82d mach_kernel : _handle_debugger_trap + 0x47d
0xffffff83a40e3750 : 0xffffff80054eb795 mach_kernel : _kdp_i386_trap + 0x155
0xffffff83a40e3790 : 0xffffff80054dcf4a mach_kernel : _kernel_trap + 0x50a
0xffffff83a40e3800 : 0xffffff800535cae0 mach_kernel : _return_from_trap + 0xe0
0xffffff83a40e3820 : 0xffffff80053af247 mach_kernel : _panic_trap_to_debugger + 0x197
0xffffff83a40e3940 : 0xffffff80053af093 mach_kernel : _panic + 0x63
0xffffff83a40e39b0 : 0xffffff80054dd16d mach_kernel : _kernel_trap + 0x72d
0xffffff83a40e3b20 : 0xffffff800535cae0 mach_kernel : _return_from_trap + 0xe0
0xffffff83a40e3b40 : 0xffffff7f8638e5b6 com.apple.kext.AMDSupport : __ZN26AtiUpstreamMessageParserV220calculateMessageSizeEPv + 0x36
0xffffff83a40e3c50 : 0xffffff7f8638e84b com.apple.kext.AMDSupport : __ZN26AtiUpstreamMessageParserV214processMessageEP12ATIConnectorP17HdcpStatusMessage + 0x10b
0xffffff83a40e3d10 : 0xffffff7f8638e670 com.apple.kext.AMDSupport : __ZN26AtiUpstreamMessageParserV212writeMessageEjP12ATIConnectorPv + 0x70
0xffffff83a40e3d90 : 0xffffff7f88682522 com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer : __ZN14AMDFramebuffer27deferredHdcpUpstreamHandlerEP8OSObjectP22IOInterruptEventSourcei + 0x202
0xffffff83a40e3e00 : 0xffffff7f88682312 com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer : __ZN14AMDFramebuffer26delayedHdcpUpstreamHandlerEP8OSObjectP18IOTimerEventSource + 0x22
0xffffff83a40e3e20 : 0xffffff8005a5fa77 mach_kernel : __ZN18IOTimerEventSource15timeoutSignaledEPvS0_ + 0x87
0xffffff83a40e3e90 : 0xffffff8005a5f999 mach_kernel : __ZN18IOTimerEventSource17timeoutAndReleaseEPvS0_ + 0x99
0xffffff83a40e3ec0 : 0xffffff80053ee265 mach_kernel : _thread_call_delayed_timer + 0xef5
0xffffff83a40e3f40 : 0xffffff80053ede05 mach_kernel : _thread_call_delayed_timer + 0xa95
0xffffff83a40e3fa0 : 0xffffff800535c0ce mach_kernel : _call_continuation + 0x2e
Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
com.apple.kext.AMDSupport(2.0.8)[1F016B89-26FE-3139-9C8A-BB584A244CF4]@0xffffff7f86325000->0xffffff7f86522fff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[7706F483-87AE-3F44-BCCA-09C156F4E031]@0xffffff7f862b7000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[54C3F778-4B95-3093-A51D-D761607C96CB]@0xffffff7f85c95000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(530.60)[9E233908-09E1-332E-AE9B-CB27D514707B]@0xffffff7f862c0000
dependency: com.apple.AppleGraphicsDeviceControl(3.30.14)[61BA5741-B8B8-32F6-A4D1-051861B0294D]@0xffffff7f86319000
com.apple.kext.AMDFramebuffer(2.0.8)[687618F1-7597-392E-B00D-1558E0018606]@0xffffff7f88660000->0xffffff7f8869cfff
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily(1.4)[7706F483-87AE-3F44-BCCA-09C156F4E031]@0xffffff7f862b7000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[54C3F778-4B95-3093-A51D-D761607C96CB]@0xffffff7f85c95000
dependency: com.apple.kext.AMDSupport(2.0.8)[1F016B89-26FE-3139-9C8A-BB584A244CF4]@0xffffff7f86325000
dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(530.60)[9E233908-09E1-332E-AE9B-CB27D514707B]@0xffffff7f862c0000
It definitely looks like it's related to the video card. Are you using two DisplayPort cables to drive the 5K monitor?

You can try removing the VGTab kext to see if it still crashes.
 
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Yes, I'm using 2 display port cables, it's amazing it used to be such a pain with Nvidia, the 2 sides of the screen would not sync, etc.. it now just works... From my google searches I've seen some real Mac's get this error also. Will keep on searching, if I do find a resolution I will post it. Thanks
 
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