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

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Hi again, I am getting boot failures that seem to be associated with USB connected its happened with both USB 2 and USB 3, but happens more often with USB 3. (USB 3 the old school square type)

If I have something plugged into the USB - doest matter what device, could be USB stick or my USB Hub, I will get a boot failure.

When I unplugged suspected device and turn off/on it then boots up.

Also, it happened again just now and I unplugged all the USB I have connected - BUT still it failed on boot 3 times before mysteriously starting up.

Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks for your help.
 
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CaseySJ

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Hi again, I am getting boot failures that seem to be associated with USB connected its happened with both USB 2 and USB 3, but happens more often with USB 3. (USB 3 the old school square type)

If I have something plugged into the USB - doest matter what device, could be USB stick or my USB Hub, I will get a boot failure.

When I unplugged suspected device and turn off/on it then boots up.

Also, it happened again just now and I unplugged all the USB I have connected - BUT still it failed on boot 3 times before mysteriously starting up.

Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks for your help.
  • Are you running 10.14.5?
  • Do you have any other operating systems installed? For example, if Windows is installed, you could see if that boots up fine with USB devices connected.
  • Also double-check all of your BIOS settings and ensure that BIOS vF6 is still installed.
  • I can audit your CLOVER configuration. For this you may remove serial numbers from SMBIOS section of config.plist and compress/upload the CLOVER folder on your Mojave SSD (EFI partition). Also upload a screenshot of your /Library/Extensions folder.
 
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Hi CaseySJ, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your very thorough guide. I had my Designare setup with a very vanilla 10.14.x running with some minor frustrations that I was able to sort out with extensive google searches. After finding this guide I went back through and did some comparisons and was able to get that pesky 2nd ethernet port and overall wonkiness with pci-e and usb sorted. So thank you for that!

I haven't updated to 10.14.5 yet due to a no entry boot issue but I have a feeling my configuration and EFI folder are both a little bit off. No worries though since I'm replacing a failing SSD with an NVMe which I will do a fresh install on. Glad I found your posted guide as it will make it easier to reinstall as my notes on the original install were not exactly the cleanest (or mentally sound).
 

CaseySJ

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Hello @soneill, good luck with the fresh installation on the NVMe. Should you need any help during or after your build, just let us know. Remember to take your time as you go through the screenshot-by-screenshot guide because in this endeavor minor errors can have major consequences! :)
 

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407805


The game’s afoot!

MacOS 10.15.0 (Tahoe?)

MacPro 2019?
6K Thunderbolt Display?
 

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I'm all pumped up for some new Animoji ! Seriously, I could care less. I'll watch to see if the next MP gets revealed.
 

CaseySJ

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Just wanted to thank you for all of the hard work that you put into creating this. I had never built a PC before, and after following this guide step by step I now have a fully functioning Hackintosh!!
Awesome — glad to hear it!

Your first post: Welcome to the forum.
 

CaseySJ

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I'm all pumped up for some new Animoji ! Seriously, I could care less. I'll watch to see if the next MP gets revealed.
Okay, I must... ;)

You “could care less” or “couldn’t care less”?

I for one couldn’t care less about little icons, be they static or animated.

But what is the symbolism behind the unicorn? Something imaginary? So another repeat of AirPower, but this time with the MacPro? Why am I having a glass-half-empty moment?!!?
 
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