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Success: Catalina on Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH

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Okay. Weird update. So I had installed 10.15.2 and a day ago it was unstable. I've just rebuild the kexts in the kernel using: sudo kextcache -i /

The machine has now been up for 4 hours and for the first time since having a Catalina install it appears to be stable. Fingers crossed
 
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Sorry to be slow to get to this. Here are my important BIOS settings. Please let me know if you want to know more of them:

Advanced Memory Settings (X.M.P): Profile1

BIOS
Fast Boot: Disabled
Windows 8/10 Features: Other OS
Other PCI devices: UEFI

PERIPHERALS
Initial Display Output: PCIe 1 Slot
Super IO Configuration - Serial Port: Disabled
USB Configuration - Legacy USB Support: Enabled
- XHCI Hand-off: Enabled

CHIPSET
VT-d: Disabled

POWER
Platform Power Management: Disabled
Dear Rheneas: Thanks for this. My BIOS settings are the same as yours basically. And weirdly, following the upgrade to 10.15.2 and a reset of the kexts in the kernel my machine is now stable.. been up for 10 hours no crashes.. pleased to report! Best regards, Carl
 
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SOLVED MY ISSUE: Just to add to this thread. Further diagnosis indicated that it was the DVD r/w drive that was causing 'random power downs' in Catalina. There is a patch which Trizel has put together for Clover, the discussion and patch can be found here. This is worth anyone who has a Catalina Hackintosh experiencing random shutdowns that has a DVD r/w or optical drive connected via SATA looking at:


And for ease Tizel's patch is here:

Add patch manually on KernelToPatch

Find : 636F6D2E 6170706C 65005F5F 6B65726E 656C5F5F 00
Replace : 6E6F742E 6170706C 65005F5F 6B65726E 656C5F5F 00
Comment : Disable power state change timeout kernel panic (10.15+)
MatchOS : 10.15.x
 
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Everything working just like it was in Mojave. All I did was update to the most recent stable Clover release as well as Lilu and WhateverGreen kexts and updated from the app store. Zero issues whatsoever.
Could I ask you to please share the EFI Folder?
 

CDT

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Gigabyte Z170X-Ultra Gaming (F22 Bios Update)
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i7 6700 Skylake
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Any tips on using MultiBeast to set up the boot loader? I can get into Catalina using the USB to boot, but after using MultiBeast my system just hangs when booting from the SSD... Thanks
 
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