- Jul 7, 2017
- ASUS Z370 MAXIMUS HERO X
- Mobile Phone
macOS doesn't boot from some external drives. I doubt it will be available to select it in the BIOS, as well.Made a backup with CCC and copied manually the EFI folder on an external FireWire drive.
How can I boot from THIS drive, to make sure everything is working? Using the pref pane startup disk doesn't work. Neither the Clover menu. There, the ext. HD didn't show up.
I've never used an external USB drive to boot from. I wouldn't worry about the monitor fireworks unless it doesn't boot to correctly displayed Desktop.thx for the heads up. And you were totally correct. As soon as I swapted the drive in an USB-casing.... it was recognized. Took me 2 rounds to finally boot up (1st round stopped somewhere in the middle and rebooted automatically).
Apart from being painfully slow, I had an strange encounter during the boot procedure.
At some point (ca. 3/4 until finish), the whole apple bootscreen got scaled down and pushed into the left top corner of the monitor, while the whole left to right bottom part looked like an arty glitch effect. This never happens with my NVMe...
Is THIS the normal RX580 init procedure, and because my normal boot drive is so fast, I didn‘t see it?
thx again for your insight. Stay safe...
No, just used an easy swap USB case (felt like vUSB 1.1 according to the boot time ).I've never used an external USB drive to boot from. I wouldn't worry about the monitor fireworks unless it doesn't boot to correctly displayed Desktop.
BTW, did you checked the drive by connect it to an internal SATA port?
Why do I need this? If I remember correctly, during my direct El Capitan to High Sierra update, I didn't do this kind of step. Is this, because of your z300 MB and I don't need to do it because I'm using a z100 MB? I have made an USB port map SSDT with IORegistryExplorer in the past, do I still need to make these config changes?Now we have to modify the .../EFI/CLOVER/config.plist file to USB Port Limit patch. So, using the Terminal command "diskutil list", find your EFI partition for installation drive and mount the EFI partition using EFI Mounter V3.
Backup up your current config.plist. Now open config.plist in Xcode or PlistEditorPro (my preference) and update your config.plist USB Port Limit patch to:
<string>USB 10.14 by PMHeart,FredWst</string>
g/sPD4MDBQAA <--- Update to this
g/sPkJCQkJCQ <--- Update to this
Note: A simpler way is just to change the Find/Replace data items:
If you use a text editor, do the following:
Find > g32IDw+DpwQAAA== to g/sPD4MDBQAA
Replace > g32ID5CQkJCQkA== to g/sPkJCQkJCQ
If you use a plist editor (PlistEdit Pro or Xcode) or Clover Configurator, do the following:
Find > 837D880F 0F83A704 0000 to 83FB0F0F 83030500 00
Replace > 837D880F 90909090 9090 to 83FB0F90 90909090 90
I would create a USB Mojave Installation thumb drive using the latest UniBeast for Mojave. Copy the MultiBeast for Mojave to your thumb drive Backup your current macOS HS. Booting from the USB thumb drive, install Mojave on top of your HS installation. The run MultiBeast for Mojave with all your system's options. MultiBeast will solve all you worrying about updating all the kexts as MultiBeast will do it for you.Hi Stork,
hope you are safe and sound. I'm entering phase three and have a few "understanding" questions:
I want to make a DIRECT High Sierra 10.13.6 to Mojave 10.14.6 update and a far as I understand your posts it'll go like this:
1.) ran MulitBeast v10.4.0 to just update Clover. I have MultiBeast-11.3.0 Mojave-Edition, will this work too or do I exactly need 10.4.0?
2.) update the network and USB kexts in /Library/Extensions folder. Which are they? I have GenericUSBXHCI.kext, USBInjectAll.kext, SiLabsUSBDriver64.kext but I didn't find any .kexts with network in the name
Normally, yes, Mojave USB port limit is different from the HS version. However, since you have the SSDT, you don't have to chose the MultiBeast for Mojave's USB port limit option. The SSDT takes care of the port limit from one system to another.3.)
Why do I need this? If I remember correctly, during my direct El Capitan to High Sierra update, I didn't do this kind of step. Is this, because of your z300 MB and I don't need to do it because I'm using a z100 MB? I have made an USB port map SSDT with IORegistryExplorer in the past, do I still need to make these config changes?
Welcome. Stay safe yourself and yours.Thx a lot for your time and your help. Stay safe...