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

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It might be possible to accomplish your goal by introducing an ACPI patch in Clover that renames PCI0.PEG1 to PCI0.PXSX. This will need to be tested, of course, because WhateverGreen and/or Mojave might still be able to detect device-id and vendor-id, and therefore try to attach a graphics driver.

@CaseySJ, I stumbled across the attached, and I would like to know from you if this is a valid solution to my booting conundrum between High Sierra (using GTX 1080/config.plist) and Mojave (using UHD 630/config_IGPU.plist). If you agree, then it confirms that the most elegant solutions are also the simplest.

Cheers.
 

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Hi. Many thanks for your brilliant guide.
When pasting the copied code for 'Inject Audio Layout 16 only'

Do I need to paste after this:
<key>Properties</key>
HERE.....

Or after this:
<key>Properties</key>
<dict>
HERE....

Thanks in advance
 
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Thanks a lot for your reply.

I hope I'm not too much off topic ,but am I wrong to think that Windows would add the same folder (/ Microsoft) if I had a third SSD with a Linux distribution in a triple boot UEFI mode (macOS / Windows 10 / Linux)?
I can't answer as I have never "permanently" installed Linux. I've only used it from a Live CD.

I would encourage you to try it. what I would do:

--install only the drive that you will install windows on. (you will leave this drive installed when you add your second drive, for Mac, you will leave both drives installed when you add your third drive, for Linux.)
--enter BIOS and make the settings recommended in the guide in post #1, EXCEPT for in Windows 8/10 selection choose Windows 8/10. (when you have finished the windows installation and move on to Mojave installation you will change that to Other OS)
--assuming you have already downloaded windows 10 and have prepared a boot usb disk, insert that and boot from the USB disk. install windows, which will do a couple of automatic reboots.
--when the windows install is complete, shut down, unplug the power from the wall, and install your Mac drive.
--boot into the BIOS setup and change the Windows 8/10 selection to Other OS. at this time, also enter the Boot section of BIOS and choose your Mac drive as the first drive to boot. (of course in the next step you will temporarily boot from the USB install drive)
--boot from your Mac install USB drive and install Mac, selecting your Mac drive as the target. (from the clover screen you will notice one or more Windows boot choices which you can ignore for now)
--as the guide notes, there will be a couple of reboots during the install process. follow the guide to make sure you select the correct Clover boot choice for the reboots.
--when Mac is fully installed and configured (all the post-install steps from the guide) then reboot. now we'll try running windows.
--at the clover screen, there may be more than one windows boot option. choose the one that says something like Boot Microsoft from Microsoft EFI or words to that effect. if all goes well you will boot into windows.
--now you are on your own to power down, unplug power, install your Linux drive, and install Linux. if we're lucky, when you reboot after Linux installation is complete, you'll be booting from your Mac drive, which contains Clover, and you'll now see an additional boot selection on the clover screen for Linux.

since you installed Windows first, with no Mac drive present, windows had nowhere to install that pesky /Microsoft folder to mess up our booting into Mac. you can verify that after you have Mac up and running by mounting the EFI partition and see that /EFI only contains /BOOT and /CLOVER (and maybe /APPLE).

however, as CaseySJ noted earlier, when you install the upcoming Spring '19 windows update, the installer will create that /Microsoft folder so you'll need to follow the procedure to rename one of the files in that folder as I described in a previous post.

later today I'll try the linux installation myself and I'll edit this post depending on what I learn. right now, though, it's the first day in a week without rain so I have a day's worth of yard and garden work to do.

ken
 
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@CaseySJ, I stumbled across the attached, and I would like to know from you if this is a valid solution to my booting conundrum between High Sierra (using GTX 1080/config.plist) and Mojave (using UHD 630/config_IGPU.plist). If you agree, then it confirms that the most elegant solutions are also the simplest.

Cheers.
a wise man once told me that an "elegant solution" is not one that you can't add anything more to, but instead is one that you can't remove anything more from.
 

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... I got the impression that 10.14 Mojave was just generally much more difficult to get working fully functional, etc., like from that video where the guy spent a bunch of effort on Mojave, and then gave up and went to High Sierra. GPU considerations aside, have you seen people struggling with Mojave for this Z390 motherboard? Would you would recommend I avoid it and use High Serra instead? Or do you think maybe his experience perhaps not typical? Thanks again
99.99% of the people commenting in this thread have installed Mojave on this system. So I’m really not sure where you’re getting the impression that it’s more difficult than High Sierra! A sample size of one should not tilt the decision. That’s like reading one bad review on Amazon despite 200 positive ones and giving 99% weight to that one bad review and 1% weight to the 200 good reviews. :)
 

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@CaseySJ, I stumbled across the attached, and I would like to know from you if this is a valid solution to my booting conundrum between High Sierra (using GTX 1080/config.plist) and Mojave (using UHD 630/config_IGPU.plist). If you agree, then it confirms that the most elegant solutions are also the simplest.
My eyes have never landed on that spot in Clover Configurator until now! It definitely looks promising. Please try it and let us know the outcome.
 

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Hi. Many thanks for your brilliant guide.
When pasting the copied code for 'Inject Audio Layout 16 only'

Do I need to paste after this:
<key>Properties</key>
HERE.....

Or after this:
<key>Properties</key>
<dict>

HERE....

Thanks in advance
After the second one highlighted in red. Please ensure that each <dict> statement is terminated by a closing </dict> statement further down the file.
 
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Are you able to upload your entire EFI folder? I already have a good working installation of Mojave on a Gigabyte Z370 HD3 and planning on upgrading the board to the Designare. I will not be going through a reinstallation, so just replacing the current EFI folder and making small changes is the best solution for me. Thanks!
 

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Are you able to upload your entire EFI folder? I already have a good working installation of Mojave on a Gigabyte Z370 HD3 and planning on upgrading the board to the Designare. I will not be going through a reinstallation, so just replacing the current EFI folder and making small changes is the best solution for me. Thanks!
Handing over an EFI folder has the effect of turning it into a black box. You’ll not know how it was configured or why. And the instant something breaks, you’ll start sweating because you will not have qualified yourself to be your own first line of defense.

A Hackintosh comes with no warranty, no tech support, no promises. The build guide contains a lot of screenshots — it’s mostly an illustrated walkthrough with some commentary at each step. It doesn’t take long and the time you invest can pay dividends in the future. If you’re only thinking about the immediate short term with no regard for the long term, then I cannot help you.
 
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Hello CaseySJ.

Thank you for your excellent guide! I just wanted to let people know that following your guide to the letter (with some obvious omissions like the TB, wifi and BT work and the custom Designare post-installation files), I have been able to perform a flawless fresh install of 10.14.4 on my system using 18.3:

Gigabyte Aorus Pro (non-wifi/bt)
i9-9900K
Sapphire RX580 Pulse
Vengeance 32G 3000MHz
Samsung EVO 970 250G
Noctua DH-15
EVGA P2 750W
Fractal Design R6

After making a custom USB SSDT, everything works (except proper USB ejection during sleep and that my RGB lights on my board don't turn off on shutdown but ONLY IF I have put the computer to sleep at some point first). In hindsight, this was the easiest install I've ever done thanks to your guide.

Cheers! :clap:
 
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