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

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Sure, you may install to the SATA SSD. You can also clone the SATA SSD to the M.2 NVMe SSD once it becomes visible again in macOS.

Cool. I will report back after further troubleshooting. Thanks, again!
 
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@CaseySJ just another positive data point on the OcQuirks plist setup.

My current:

Clover 5103
Updated Lilu WEG ALC
F7 BIOS

It seems to be running stable. I am getting some sleep crashes. (Though no freezes since I did a CMOS reset.)
 

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...I am getting some sleep crashes (though no freezes since I did a CMOS reset)
At the risk of opening up a can of worms :), what "sleep crashes" are you experiencing? And what suggestions have you attempted already?
 
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I somehow screwed up the post installation. I think I may have overwritten my custom EFI folder with the default Clover one. Now, when I try to boot from either the USB or the install, I get this, "ERROR allocating 0x11c85 pages at 0x00000000057cc000 alloc type 2 Couldn't allocate runtime area Boot failed; will sleep for 10 seconds before exiting". I don't have another Mac to check this with. Are there boot flags or other such wizardry I can use get the thing to start up again and fix the EFI folder with Clover Config?
 

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I somehow screwed up the post installation. I think I may have overwritten my custom EFI folder with the default Clover one. Now, when I try to boot from either the USB or the install, I get this, "ERROR allocating 0x11c85 pages at 0x00000000057cc000 alloc type 2 Couldn't allocate runtime area Boot failed; will sleep for 10 seconds before exiting". I don't have another Mac to check this with. Are there boot flags or other such wizardry I can use get the thing to start up again and fix the EFI folder with Clover Config?
  • Are you installing Catalina by following the Catalina Mini-Guide?
  • If so, how did you create the USB install disk if you don't have another Mac?
  • When you try to boot from the USB Install Disk, are you pressing F12 at the BIOS Splash Screen to invoke the BIOS Boot Menu?
    • If so, then you must select the USB flash disk from the BIOS Boot Menu.
    • This should bring you to the Clover Boot Menu.
    • Now you should be able to select Boot macOS from Catalina (if you named the internal SSD "Catalina").
  • If you continue to experience the ERROR allocating xxx pages at xxx, then try the following:
    • Shutdown the system and flip power switch on PSU for 10 seconds. Then flip it back and boot up. Does it get past the error?
    • If not, then perform a CMOS Reset by shorting the two designated pins on motherboard with a flat head screwdriver as explained in the Designare User Manual. This will reset BIOS parameters to factory defaults, so configure them again starting with Save & Exit --> Load Optimized Defaults.
      • Do you still get ERROR allocating ... ?
  • The ERROR allocating ... error is due to an incompatible memory EFI driver in the CLOVER/drivers/UEFIfolder. We cannot use the default one that is installed by the Clover installer. Instead, we use the ZIP file in the Catalina Mini-Guide.
    • If you were able to boot from the USB flash disk before, you should still be able to boot from it (by pressing F12 at BIOS splash screen).
    • So if this works and you can log in to Catalina (assuming you've installed Catalina), then you can mount EFI partition of the Catalina internal SSD and make fixes to the CLOVER/drivers/UEFI folder.
 
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  • Are you installing Catalina by following the Catalina Mini-Guide?
Yes.
  • If so, how did you create the USB install disk if you don't have another Mac?
I'm doing a hardware upgrade from my previous hackintosh. My wife has a PC (using it now)

  • When you try to boot from the USB Install Disk, are you pressing F12 at the BIOS Splash Screen to invoke the BIOS Boot Menu?
    • If so, then you must select the USB flash disk from the BIOS Boot Menu.
    • This should bring you to the Clover Boot Menu.
    • Now you should be able to select Boot macOS from Catalina (if you named the internal SSD "Catalina"}
Yes, I did this.

  • If you continue to experience the ERROR allocating xxx pages at xxx, then try the following:
    • Shutdown the system and flip power switch on PSU for 10 seconds. Then flip it back and boot up. Does it get past the error?
    • If not, then perform a CMOS Reset by shorting the two designated pins on motherboard with a flat head screwdriver as explained in the Designare User Manual. This will reset BIOS parameters to factory defaults, so configure them again starting with Save & Exit --> Load Optimized Defaults.
      • Do you still get ERROR allocating ... ?

This worked, sort of. I shut off the power and reset the CMOS, then fixed the bios settings. Then I tried booting from the ssd. It took about five minutes and I ended up at the screen pictured (a graphic spray). I tried rebooting from the usb, and it chugged along for a while before hanging again.

Do I have a hardware problem? My bios navigation is sluggish and I've been plagued with freezes and forced restarts throughout this process.

EDIT: Just booted the install usb drive, ran disk utility, then tried to reboot and got the ERROR allocating xxx pages at xxx again.
 

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Hello @dlight

Several comments:
  • Are you using Samsung 970 EVO or EVO Plus?
  • Are you using Clover 51xx?
  • How long do you wait when the boot process appears to hang? Sometimes it takes 7 to 10 minutes before it continues by itself.
  • Did you click "Generate" under Clover Configurator --> RtVariables --> ROM?

Thank you for this... turns out this was working the whole time (I think). I got Catalina installed successfully. I don't think I was waiting long enough when it appeared to hang. The strange quirk here is that I couldn't see the installer gui unless I turned my HDMI monitor off and back on. I'm actually still having this issue every time I boot into Catalina from clover. I get the black screen after the Apple logo and my monitor loses signal. The screen remains black until I reboot the monitor, then I get the normal gui! Very strange but I'm glad it's working.

Thank you! (Btw I have the non-plus Samsung Evo)
 

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Yes.

I'm doing a hardware upgrade from my previous hackintosh. My wife has a PC (using it now)

Yes, I did this.

This worked, sort of. I shut off the power and reset the CMOS, then fixed the bios settings. Then I tried booting from the ssd. It took about five minutes and I ended up at the screen pictured (a graphic spray). I tried rebooting from the usb, and it chugged along for a while before hanging again.

Do I have a hardware problem? My bios navigation is sluggish and I've been plagued with freezes and forced restarts throughout this process.

EDIT: Just booted the install usb drive, ran disk utility, then tried to reboot and got the ERROR allocating xxx pages at xxx again.
There may be a hardware issue, but first please try disabling IGPU in BIOS to see if that stabilizes the system.

Also please list all of the hardware components...
 
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There may be a hardware issue, but first please try disabling IGPU in BIOS to see if that stabilizes the system.
No joke, you really are a genius! I disabled internal graphics and booted up from my SSD no sweat. So... what does this mean?

P.S. Just checked, and I didn't overwrite the EFI folder on the USB drive after all.
 
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No joke, you really are a genius! I disabled internal graphics and booted up from my SSD no sweat. So... what does this mean?

P.S. Just checked, and I didn't overwrite the EFI folder on the USB drive after all.

I think I read somewhere it's actually related to the DVMT setting of the iGPU, try setting that to 64MB instead of the default 128MB. Mind you, when you re-enable iGPU, the DVMT setting at first won't appear, you have to get into the BIOS a second time for it to pop up.
 
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