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Stork's MyHero II Build: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z370 HERO X - i7-8700K - AMD RX 580

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Gang, I've installed Catalina 10.15.5 and am starting to run it through its paces. It seems to be stable for my use. Although I must admit, I have some old 32bit apps that need to updated or replace. I'll be updating Post #1 soon.

Short Version of the Installation.
:ch: Prepare the UniBeast USB Installation drive per the tonymacx86 guide:

:ch: Download the latest versions of Luli & WhatEverGreen (See Forum's Downloads > Kexts section). Mount the USB Installation drive's EFI file and copy the two kexts to .../CLOVER/kexts/other/ folder replace the two current ones. Also download SSDT-ECUSBX SSDT and place it in the .../CLOVER/ACPI/patched/ folder. (Note: unlike the two kexts, this SSDT is not needed for later.)

:ch: Backup your macOS installation drive if you are going to install Catalina on top of it. Before backing up, update all your apps, scripts, etc., as Catalina will move all 32bit apps and scripts to a holding folder.

:ch: Move all the kexts in the /Library/Extensions/ folder to .../CLOVER/kexts/other/ folder. See tony's guide on what to move here:

:ch: Boot into the BIOS and set the Boot drive to be the USB Installation drive. Save and boot into the Clover Boot Menu. Choose the USB Installation drive. Once in the installer, choose either Disk Utility to format the target drive if you are doing a fresh install and/or choose to install macOS from the window. Now sit back and watch as it will take about 20 minutes.

:ch: At the Desktop, either download MultiBeast for Catalina or copy it from your USB Installation USB to the Applications folder. Run MultiBeast with the following selections:

:ch: Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode​
:ch: Drivers > Audio > AppleALC​
:ch: Drivers > Misc > VirtualSMC​
:ch: Drivers > Misc > VirtualSMC Plugins​
:ch: Drivers > Misc > HWMonitorSMC2 HWMonitor Application​
:ch: Drivers > Network > Intel > IntelMausi (I used the latest version)​
:ch: Drivers > USB > Remove XHCI USB Port Limit <--- Adds PMHeart’s patch to remove XHCI USB Port Limit​
:ch: Drivers > USB > USBInjectAll​
:ch: (Optional) Bootloaders -> Clover UEFI Boot Mode + Emulated NVRAM​
:ch: (Optional) Customize -> Graphics Configuration -> NVIDIA Web Drivers Boot Flag <--- Required for use of Nvidia drivers​
:ch: Customize -> System Definitions > iMac > iMac18,3​
:ch: Graphics -> Inject ATI <--- For use with RX 580​
:ch: Build <--- To see your full configuration​
:ch: Save <--- Save your MultiBeast configuration file somewhere convenient​
:ch: Click on the Install button in the MultiBeast window bottom right hand corner and wait for MultiBeast to finish.​
MultiBeast for Cat Build.png
:ch: Install
:ch: After the MultiBeast installation is complete, Reboot into the BIOS and change your Boot drive to the Catalina drive. Save and boot into Clover selecting your Catalina drive.
:ch: Done!
 
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Hello @Stork, given this your passage to Catalina we can finally say that we have an authoritative reference again on this configuration, related to Catalina, in fact.
So here is a fresh fresh question from me: what do you think of the 10.15.6 just released in the official version? It should be the final release, in theory (except for additional updates).
Do you think you will update soon or have you already done so?
I'm still at 10.15.4 because I didn't trust the many problems I saw on the .5 and since from .3 to .4 I had lost a little bit, I didn't want to go any worse, but I hope that with this definitive everything will solve, at least I can have the full version. Also because I don't think that the move to Big Sur will be something that can be tackled so lightly, at least as regards the official work installations.

Thank you :)
 

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@Simon70
I have 10.15.6 on a test drive, and I'm enjoying it except for all my 32bit apps I have to replace. However, I'm still booting into Mojave until I resolve my 32 bit app problems.

So, I recommend you update to 10.15.6. It's stable...finally.
 
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@Simon70
I have 10.15.6 on a test drive, and I'm enjoying it except for all my 32bit apps I have to replace. However, I'm still booting into Mojave until I resolve my 32 bit app problems.

So, I recommend you update to 10.15.6. It's stable...finally.
Thanks for the quick reassurance :thumbup:
Then soon I will try the update.

A grateful greeting. :)
 
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Information that can be useful for those who use this configuration:
updated to 10.15.6, after backing up and updating Clover (5119) and basic kext (ALC, Lilu, WEG) to the latest versions.

Everything as if it were an original Mac, from the request for an update on the system preferences to the return to the updated system, without any necessary intervention.

At a first check everything seems to be working properly and also my personal problem with the USB-C port with a hub attached that crashed the system on waking up from sleep seems to have gone away (I have tried only one sleep and wake, for now).

No problem with video ports (the DP cable was attached and remained where it was).

I hope it will be encouraging to go to the final version for those like me who were a little intimidated by the problems read on .5 and wanted to stop at .4, waiting for better and reassuring news (thanks again @Stork!).

:thumbup:

edit:

Unfortunately, at the second wake after sleep, the usual crash arrived.
So ,I have to infer that it's not a .4 bug problem like Chimiel had suggested, but it's related to something else.

I'll have to look for why this hub makes me this joke.

The first step I will take is to connect it to a USB-A port, as soon as I find an adapter ...
 
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With the use of a USB-c to USB-a adapter it seems that I managed to understand that the problem of the crash on waking is due to the use of one of the two ports related to the external controller (which is seen as such) of our moterboard (red USB-a port and USB-c port).
The first thing I tried was to connect the panic USB-c hub to the red USB-a port (right through the adapter) and I got the exact same behavior, then I connected the hub to one of the USB-a blue (the internal ones in the list of 15 declared with USBPorts.kext) and the problem seems to have disappeared. I tried to do several sleeps and wakes, but it is stable and functional.
It seems as if that controller (or at least as it has been managed in MacOX since 10.15.4, because before it had no problems), don't like a hub that activates both the HS and the SS function in the same port, because the first connection (empty hub) had only activated the function HS and did not give problems, then I tried to attack a USB3.0 stick that also activated the SS function (all seen with Hackintool and with the system info) and upon awakening the crash occurred.
Once activated the SS function from the hub remains active even if the USBDisk is disconnected and the refresh is done.
I ask @UtterDisbelief, which I greet and thank, if by chance reading this, from the behavior, he manages to deduce something.
However it seems that thanks to a small USB-c/USB-a adapter I have returned to full functionality in comfort, without having to disconnect and reattach the cable (or disable sleep), every time I need to read an SDcard.
I'd like to know if anyone else using the HERO X has encountered the same problem or something similar, now that the behavior is a little more defined.
Greetings to all
 
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