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

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Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Xtreme
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BigSur install loop.... i was running well on 6.0 oc final catalina build ... tried to update to Big Sur via oc 6.3 USB drive. I was able to boot ok from usb though i lost my aquantia 10g ethernet and my usb stuff was acting up. So i updated my nvme drive and was able to reboot into catalina ok on 6.3 just with missing USB and ethernet. I decided that could wait, i ran the big sur installer which would run through the normal text message along bottom of apple logo etc and reboot where i would choose the installer and keep going. Here is where i died. The original entry for the catalina installation is gone only the installer shows now, if selected it runs the bar up about a quarter of the way and reboots never going any further. I can load the recovery image and it lets me run disk utility and it says the macOS and associated data partitions are good. It will let me install big sur again but at the conclusion i'm right back at the installer disk icon with no "macOS" partition .... any ideas ? I have unplugged all external drives, internal drives etc and no change. I don't understand how it shows the disk ok in the recovery utility program but won't let you select it inlace of the installer. I can boot from a catalina backup external nmvme disk i'm just not sure how to at least get back to latest catalina.
 

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BigSur install loop.... i was running well on 6.0 oc final catalina build ... tried to update to Big Sur via oc 6.3 USB drive. I was able to boot ok from usb though i lost my aquantia 10g ethernet and my usb stuff was acting up. So i updated my nvme drive and was able to reboot into catalina ok on 6.3 just with missing USB and ethernet. I decided that could wait, i ran the big sur installer which would run through the normal text message along bottom of apple logo etc and reboot where i would choose the installer and keep going. Here is where i died. The original entry for the catalina installation is gone only the installer shows now, if selected it runs the bar up about a quarter of the way and reboots never going any further. I can load the recovery image and it lets me run disk utility and it says the macOS and associated data partitions are good. It will let me install big sur again but at the conclusion i'm right back at the installer disk icon with no "macOS" partition .... any ideas ? I have unplugged all external drives, internal drives etc and no change. I don't understand how it shows the disk ok in the recovery utility program but won't let you select it inlace of the installer. I can boot from a catalina backup external nmvme disk i'm just not sure how to at least get back to latest catalina.
  • First, connect the bootable backup disk and boot from that disk by pressing F12 at BIOS Splash Screen and selecting the backup disk from that menu.
  • When OpenCore appears, boot the internal macOS SSD to see if it works.
    • If the internal disk boots up, then copy the EFI folder from the backup disk to EFI Partition of the internal macOS SSD. This should get you back to OpenCore 0.6.0 (not 6.0). Then copy the same EFI folder to the EFI Partition of your USB flash disk and perform the in-place upgrade to OpenCore 0.6.3 by following the highlighted guide in the screenshot below. Then boot from the USB flash disk (again, press F12 at BIOS Splash Screen and select the USB flash disk from the menu) and select the internal macOS SSD once again to confirm that it works.
    • If the internal disk does not boot, stop and let us know.

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i9-9900K
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Hi guys,

How to boot in safe mode with OC ? I'd like to trouble shoot some audio issues I'm having with Catalina

Thx
 

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Hi guys,

How to boot in safe mode with OC ? I'd like to trouble shoot some audio issues I'm having with Catalina

Thx
turning on the machine and holding down left shift got into safe mode on my hack.....
 
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Hello guys,
I have a problem with spotlight indexation
after installing Big Sur (more than a week ago), indexation never completed, one time it was at 75%
but after a restart its again at this position
Any idea how I can reset this?
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Hi guys,

I have a quick question on BIOS upgrade. I'm currently on F4 version, is it save to upgrade directly to F9i (current latest version), or should I upgrade into something intermediate first? What are your thoughts on that?

Thanks!
 
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Hi guys,

I have a quick question on BIOS upgrade. I'm currently on F4 version, is it save to upgrade directly to F9i (current latest version), or should I upgrade into something intermediate first? What are your thoughts on that?

Thanks!
Theres no mention in Gigabyte website that you can't do that // it is dangerous,
so I think its okay
 

CaseySJ

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Hi guys,

I have a quick question on BIOS upgrade. I'm currently on F4 version, is it save to upgrade directly to F9i (current latest version), or should I upgrade into something intermediate first? What are your thoughts on that?

Thanks!
It’s okay to go straight to F9i. Keep in mind that CFG-Lock needs to be disabled manually in BIOS Setup —> BOOT.
 

CaseySJ

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Hello guys,
I have a problem with spotlight indexation
after installing Big Sur (more than a week ago), indexation never completed, one time it was at 75%
but after a restart its again at this position
Any idea how I can reset this?
View attachment 498669
Is Spotlight indexing any unnecessary drives? We can prevent specific drives from being indexed by going to the Spotlight —> Privacy section in System Preferences.
 
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Is Spotlight indexing any unnecessary drives? We can prevent specific drives from being indexed by going to the Spotlight —> Privacy section in System Preferences.
I've a SSD where I store my music sound and project libraries. I think indexing them will improve Logic's searches in theses libraries.
Do you think this secondary SSD is the problem?
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