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[SUCCESS] Gigabyte Designare Z390 (Thunderbolt 3) + i7-9700K + AMD RX 580

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Right, but the "new" LG UltraFine 5K that works with USB-C i.e. iPad Pro and hopefully the Pro Display XDR
I had forgotten about the new 2019 LG UltraFine 5K that supposedly has a Titan Ridge controller, hence it supports DisplayPort over both USB and Thunderbolt. The Pro Display XDR likely has the same controller.
 
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Clover Configurator is downloadable from a handful of sites, which is why the Installation Notes section of the build guide provides the preferred download link (see below). The latest version is 5.7.0.0 and as you can see in the 2nd screenshot, it does contain Fix Headers. If Clover Configurator is downloaded from other sites, it may look very different!

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Hey, I did it exactly like you wrote. Downloaded from https://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-clover-configurator/ (the link from the guide).
But when I open 5.7.0.0 under High Sierra 10.13.6 this shows up:

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Another question: I followed the guide and just finished creating the USB-Stick, updated my BIOS-Settings. And I am at stucked at the:
Begin Installation
Preflight checklist
Because I don't have the "BCM94360CS2 WiFi/BT module" yet. Anything else is ready to install. Do you think it will cause trouble when I install Mac OS and do the Post-Installation without any (suitable) WIFI-Module yet installed?
I ordered the Fenvi FV-T919 and from what I understood it's nativly supported, so as far as I understood there is nothing to add in Post-Installation to make it work. So will I risk anything following your guide without the WIFI-Module?
 

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Hello @baustellen,

Several questions/comments:
  • Are you installing Mojave 10.14.6 or Catalina 10.15.1?
    • If installing Catalina 10.15.1, please use this mini-guide.
  • It's okay to perform the installation without Fenvi FV-T919. When the card arrives, it is just plug-and-play -- no drivers needed.
  • In your signature, please remove "32GB RAM | 1 TB Samsung 970 Pro". According to site rules, signature may include only:
    • Name, Motherboard, CPU, GPU
  • In your Account Details, please enter updated information for:
    • Motherboard (e.g. Gigabyte Designare Z390)
    • CPU (e.g. i9-9900K)
    • Graphics (e.g. Vega 64)
 
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Thanks for this wonderful thread!!! I was out of the game using a real Mac Pro for the last 2 years but jumped back in because of the Designare board looking like an incredible Mac like board. I was just wondering if most people are using iMac 19,1 or iMac Pro 1,1? I'm using iMac 19,1 because I have the i9 9900K and everything seems to be rock solid.
 
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I just tried to update from Mojave 10.4.6 to Catalina 10.5.1. I had updated the Whatevergreen.kext, but the update still failed. There were a few "Service exited with abnormal code: 1" messages before the display turned off. After resetting the computer, the system wouldn't boot anymore and I had to restore from a CCC backup. Any ideas what could have gone wrong?
 
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I tried a few other things unsuccessfully and now I have a bit of a problem: Booting into macOS on the internal hard drive my input devices are not recognized anymore (for whatever reason). I immediately wanted to restore again from the CCC backup only to find out my external backup drive doesn't appear in the Clover boot list anymore. Is there a way to set the boot flag again? I have a working MacBook available.

Edit: I was able to fix it with a different EFI from my installation USB drive. I'm a bit exhausted at the moment and couldn't think properly. :) Catalina still won't install, though.
 
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I tried a few other things unsuccessfully and now I have a bit of a problem: Booting into macOS on the internal hard drive my input devices are not recognized anymore (for whatever reason). I immediately wanted to restore again from the CCC backup only to find out my external backup drive doesn't appear in the Clover boot list anymore. Is there a way to set the boot flag again? I have a working MacBook available.

Edit: I was able to fix it with a different EFI from my installation USB drive. I'm a bit exhausted at the moment and couldn't think properly. :) Catalina still won't install, though.
This might be fixed with a soft CMOS reset, which simply means turn off the computer and flip power switch on the PSU (or pull power cable from the wall) for 10 seconds. When you restart, all of your drives should be visible again.

You said that Catalina boots to a black screen. I take that to mean Clover Boot Menu appears, you select the Catalina volume, the Apple logo (or verbose log messages) appears, but the screen goes blank before the login window.

Is that right?

If so, then:
  • Have you upgraded WhateverGreen in both /CLOVER/kexts/Other and /Library/Extensions?
  • Are you using HDMI or DisplayPort?
  • Does screen come on if you hot plug the video cable (disconnect and reconnect it)?
  • Have you tried adding agdpmod=pikera to Boot Arguments in Clover Configurator?
On the other hand, if Catalina installation itself did not complete, it might be because we just to wait up to 10 minutes or so during certain operations. For example, when it says Service exited with abnormal code, this might be okay (it might be related to an Ethernet port), but we often need to wait 10-15 minutes before the installation automatically resumes.
 
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I thought so too, but before we go further it's best to ensure that EVO Plus firmware is not the issue.
The SSD was already on the latest update. Ready for next steps. Thanks again for the troubleshooting!
 

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The SSD was already on the latest update. Ready for next steps. Thanks again for the troubleshooting!
Okay, so let's recap:
  • You said you're using a Gigabyte Z390 board. What is the exact model name?
  • Mojave 10.14.6 Stage 1 and Stage 2 installations are complete.
  • But the Welcome screen does not appear.
  • You're using HDMI from the RX 580 connected to a POS Westinghouse 43" flat screen TV. :) Your words!
  • Verbose mode is still enabled and the final log entry is about some keybag error.
  • So post-installation is not yet started because that requires login to the system.
  • You are therefore booting off the USB install disk.
Step 1: Insert USB flash disk back in the original Mac. Then:
  • Mount EFI partition of USB install disk
  • Open config.plist with Clover Configurator
  • Remove the -v (verbose) line from Boot Arguments
  • Save the file, eject the USB disk, put it back in the Hackintosh and reboot (Press F12 at BIOS splash screen and boot from the USB flash disk).
  • Instead of the keybag error, do you now get a black screen? If not, describe what you see.
Step 2: Compress and upload the CLOVER folder from EFI partition of the USB install disk.
 
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I'm trying to do a fresh install of 10.15.1. I walked through the mini guide. I done it twice with the usb creation and adjustments to the EFI Folder on the USB drive. Below is as far as I can get. Attached is the config.plist from the usb installer. I hope you can help.
 

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