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

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Please try again with the latest Clover EFI from post #1. The only thing you may want to do is add Serial, Board Serial, and UUID to config.plist. You can also try changing system definition to iMacPro1,1 and disable IGPU in BIOS.

Please don't make other changes. In your installer log, I saw that SIP was disabled. My EFI folders have SIP enabled.
Hey again, I've done all of the steps above, but no luck unfortunately. I'm not sure why my SIP was disabled - I followed instructions to turn it back on. It's still refusing to let me select the disk, unfortunately. :( do you have any idea what could be causing this?
 

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Hey again, I've done all of the steps above, but no luck unfortunately. I'm not sure why my SIP was disabled - I followed instructions to turn it back on. It's still refusing to let me select the disk, unfortunately. :( do you have any idea what could be causing this?
If you have other hard drives or SSDs or optical drives installed, try disconnecting them.

Another thing you can do, if you have another Mac or hacintosh, do the install on that computer then transplant the drive in to this Hackintosh.
 
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Hey again, I've done all of the steps above, but no luck unfortunately. I'm not sure why my SIP was disabled - I followed instructions to turn it back on. It's still refusing to let me select the disk, unfortunately. :( do you have any idea what could be causing this?
Is SATA mode set to AHCI in the BIOS/Firmware?
 
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Is SATA mode set to AHCI in the BIOS/Firmware?
Hi Curtis,

Yes it is, unfortunately. Just tried swapping back and forth to no avail, sadly :(. Thanks for checking, though!
 
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If you have other hard drives or SSDs or optical drives installed, try disconnecting them.

Another thing you can do, if you have another Mac or hacintosh, do the install on that computer then transplant the drive in to this Hackintosh.
No luck unfortunately :( Mojave installs just fine, but Catalina seems to be too difficult for my system to handle. Your EFI file is all it should (theoretically) take to get the system working, right?
 
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No luck unfortunately :( Mojave installs just fine, but Catalina seems to be too difficult for my system to handle. Your EFI file is all it should (theoretically) take to get the system working, right?
Yes. The only X factor is the RX 5700 XT... I don't have any experience with that and it seems to be finicky for lots of people.

If you don't have problems installing Mojave, you can just upgrade to Catalina.
 
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@pastrychef What settings (Bios) do you use for the fans.
I would like them to be so quiet as possible but without the nervous up-and down speed when I'm converting video.
Any suggestions?
 

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@pastrychef What settings (Bios) do you use for the fans.
I would like them to be so quiet as possible but without the nervous up-and down speed when I'm converting video.
Any suggestions?
I have my fans set at the default settings. Yes, they can ramp up and down when the system is under load. I noticed this much more after switching my front fan to a Silverstone 180mm. it was much less noticeable with the old Noctua 120mm fans.

I guess you can set the fans to ramp up earlier (when CPU temp is lower) to make the fans stay at a more constant RPM.
 
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If you are already entering the ig-platform-id and/or device-id, I would just keep it there. The Hackintool created info should be the same.

I haven't experienced any problems by populating PCI. I've had it in place for quite a long time now.
Here I'm back after all those Kernel Panic nightmare. The trick to have 2 configs in the Clover EFI didn't work for some reason. I had to boot from USB in order to boot into the OS.

I started checking what entry might caused the KP and I suspected dGPU and its HDMI audio one. My PCI list wasn't fully empty though. It had my dGPU automatically populated by the OS from the beginning.

I paste what Hackintool populated below. After deleting those from the config file, it successfully booted. The Slot string below states "Internal@0,1,0/0,0" but automatically populated entry by the OS is "Slot-1". It seems that caused the KP. If anyone else have an issue like that this info would help. That's why I wanted to report it here.

Code:
            <key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x0)</key>
            <dict>
                <key>AAPL,slot-name</key>
                <string>Internal@0,1,0/0,0</string>
                <key>device_type</key>
                <string>VGA compatible controller</string>
                <key>hda-gfx</key>
                <string>onboard-2</string>
                <key>model</key>
                <string>GK106 [GeForce GTX 650 Ti]</string>
            </dict>
            <key>PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1,0x0)/Pci(0x0,0x1)</key>
            <dict>
                <key>AAPL,slot-name</key>
                <string>Internal@0,1,0/0,1</string>
                <key>device_type</key>
                <string>Audio device</string>
                <key>model</key>
                <string>GK106 HDMI Audio Controller</string>
            </dict>
Other than that I have a question. Under Hardware / SATA/SATA Express the list goes like
Serial-ATA Device Tree
Generic AHCI Controller
KINGSTON...

I saw some of the SS from other people and instead of Generic AHCI Controller, they have their chipset name. In my case it is supposed to be "9 Series Chipset Family SATA Controller [AHCI Mode]" (I got this from under PCI btw). Why do I have Generic instead under SATA/SATA Express?

Also, Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table) is under SATA/SATA Express. But if I check Storage, it says Partition Map Type: Unknown. What do you think? Should I be worried?

Thanks!
 
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Hi @pastrychef

I was looking at your EFI OpenCore 0.5.4, precisely in DeviceProperties your hardware is listed (also). Is it advisable to modify with my hardware or keep yours?
 
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