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[SUCCESS] HP Z600 High Sierra Installation Guide

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Somebody was asking about NVME drives, they should just work, pci-e x4 m.2 NVME adapter, will let you get good performance.

But to boot off NVME, you need to prepare a USB flash drive, and let the HP boot off clover/USB ... I haven't done it, and haven't seen a guide, but that's what I think works fine.
 
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thanks TS for this great guide. When I delete 'AppleHPET.kext' (for usb function) my system reboots/hangs after couple minutes booted in High Sierra. When I keep that file, it does not hang/reboot.. Somebody knows a way to keep AppleHPET and making USB functional?
 
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Ok I'm a total newbie here, on this forum AND on hackintosh-ing, so please be understanding. The guide was perfect with respect to it being the EXACT system I wanted to convert to High Sierra. My main Mac Pro (2,1) I've been using for the past 5 years just bit the biscuit, while I was in the middle of trying to get the Z600 up and running.

On to my question - I've been trying over the past 3 days to get this Drive to boot using your method and instructions. I'm using a 2T SATA drive in a external USB enclosure (to complete all the steps and make it boot-able with the High Sierra installation. After following the steps and unmounting/ejecting the drive I inserted it in the Z600 SATA0 slot (I have another 2T drive in the SATA1 slot/bay which I'll be targeting for the installation. After turning on the system all I get is "Attempting Boot From Hard Drive" and nothing. If I follow all the steps described and use a USB thumb drive, the system boots fine... although fails when it loses the USB just before the installation/setup starts (as expected I believe).

I've double checked that the drive was formatted correctly (GUID) as the first attempt failed due to not doing so correctly. Oh... BIOS is version 3.60, and all settings as per instructions. Tried juggling the boot order as the drives are the same model so tough to figure out which is which. Finally I removed the target drive and left only the boot drive in there... same message "Attempting Boot From Hard Drive", left it for 15 minutes... nada just the cursor flashing.

If anyone out there with a Z600 has any advice no matter how stupid (like I said I'm a newb and therefore could have missed something really simple and obvious for everyone else.)

Thanks!!

Ok actually I modified this post twice. I couldn't find the version r4411 of clover you used, and was using r4586 which is what I got from your link in the post. When I use this I get an error:
This package is incompatible with this version of macOS and may fail to install.
with options to Install Anyway or Cancel Installation.

I then checked around to see if I could get a copy of r4411 (legacy version from this site) which I found but it does not give and ability to change the settings in "Customize" (the button isn't there)... even so still gives the same error r4586 gives. Maybe this is the problem with getting the drive bootable.
 
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Ok I'm a total newbie here, on this forum AND on hackintosh-ing, so please be understanding. The guide was perfect with respect to it being the EXACT system I wanted to convert to High Sierra. My main Mac Pro (2,1) I've been using for the past 5 years just bit the biscuit, while I was in the middle of trying to get the Z600 up and running.

On to my question - I've been trying over the past 3 days to get this Drive to boot using your method and instructions. I'm using a 2T SATA drive in a external USB enclosure (to complete all the steps and make it boot-able with the High Sierra installation. After following the steps and unmounting/ejecting the drive I inserted it in the Z600 SATA0 slot (I have another 2T drive in the SATA1 slot/bay which I'll be targeting for the installation. After turning on the system all I get is "Attempting Boot From Hard Drive" and nothing. If I follow all the steps described and use a USB thumb drive, the system boots fine... although fails when it loses the USB just before the installation/setup starts (as expected I believe).

I've double checked that the drive was formatted correctly (GUID) as the first attempt failed due to not doing so correctly. Oh... BIOS is version 3.60, and all settings as per instructions. Tried juggling the boot order as the drives are the same model so tough to figure out which is which. Finally I removed the target drive and left only the boot drive in there... same message "Attempting Boot From Hard Drive", left it for 15 minutes... nada just the cursor flashing.

If anyone out there with a Z600 has any advice no matter how stupid (like I said I'm a newb and therefore could have missed something really simple and obvious for everyone else.)

Thanks!!

Ok actually I modified this post twice. I couldn't find the version r4411 of clover you used, and was using r4586 which is what I got from your link in the post. When I use this I get an error:
This package is incompatible with this version of macOS and may fail to install.
with options to Install Anyway or Cancel Installation.

I then checked around to see if I could get a copy of r4411 (legacy version from this site) which I found but it does not give and ability to change the settings in "Customize" (the button isn't there)... even so still gives the same error r4586 gives. Maybe this is the problem with getting the drive bootable.

Hi did you figure out what is wrong because I’m having the same problem with my z600, it’s stuck at the Attempting Boot from Hard Drive. If you figured it out please let me know.
 

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@Zakram, please update your profile (personal details) with your Motherboard, CPU and iGPU or Graphics Card(s).
If you have a prebuilt computer enter make and model instead of motherboard.
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@Zakram, please update your profile (personal details) with your Motherboard, CPU and iGPU or Graphics Card(s).
If you have a prebuilt computer enter make and model instead of motherboard.
Hi @BreBo, I have now updated my profile and yes it’s a prebuilt system being the HP Z600.
 
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thanks TS for this great guide. When I delete 'AppleHPET.kext' (for usb function) my system reboots/hangs after couple minutes booted in High Sierra. When I keep that file, it does not hang/reboot.. Somebody knows a way to keep AppleHPET and making USB functional?
Ensure you don't have any USB peripherals plugged in whilst performing the action. See if that helps. Although it shouldn't reboot like that - I've done it tons of times and never had a reboot.
 
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Ok I'm a total newbie here, on this forum AND on hackintosh-ing, so please be understanding. The guide was perfect with respect to it being the EXACT system I wanted to convert to High Sierra. My main Mac Pro (2,1) I've been using for the past 5 years just bit the biscuit, while I was in the middle of trying to get the Z600 up and running.

On to my question - I've been trying over the past 3 days to get this Drive to boot using your method and instructions. I'm using a 2T SATA drive in a external USB enclosure (to complete all the steps and make it boot-able with the High Sierra installation. After following the steps and unmounting/ejecting the drive I inserted it in the Z600 SATA0 slot (I have another 2T drive in the SATA1 slot/bay which I'll be targeting for the installation. After turning on the system all I get is "Attempting Boot From Hard Drive" and nothing. If I follow all the steps described and use a USB thumb drive, the system boots fine... although fails when it loses the USB just before the installation/setup starts (as expected I believe).

I've double checked that the drive was formatted correctly (GUID) as the first attempt failed due to not doing so correctly. Oh... BIOS is version 3.60, and all settings as per instructions. Tried juggling the boot order as the drives are the same model so tough to figure out which is which. Finally I removed the target drive and left only the boot drive in there... same message "Attempting Boot From Hard Drive", left it for 15 minutes... nada just the cursor flashing.

If anyone out there with a Z600 has any advice no matter how stupid (like I said I'm a newb and therefore could have missed something really simple and obvious for everyone else.)

Thanks!!

Ok actually I modified this post twice. I couldn't find the version r4411 of clover you used, and was using r4586 which is what I got from your link in the post. When I use this I get an error:
This package is incompatible with this version of macOS and may fail to install.
with options to Install Anyway or Cancel Installation.

I then checked around to see if I could get a copy of r4411 (legacy version from this site) which I found but it does not give and ability to change the settings in "Customize" (the button isn't there)... even so still gives the same error r4586 gives. Maybe this is the problem with getting the drive bootable.
1. Your hard drive used for the install far too big. That will cause issues.
2. the adapter used in the process is a JMICRON adapter. Ensure its a JMICRON USB adapter that you're using.
 
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Hi d4vinder, thanks for the awesome guide!
I'm trying it out on a Hp Z400V2 (X5675 - 12gb Ram - GTX1070)
I get to the install screen whitout any problems, nevertheless when I try to install macOS, I get the message I need to update the firmware to the latest version. Any idea how to bypass this screen ?
Thanks in advance !
Ensure your BIOS is updated to that version mentioned in the guide.
 
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Will the z600 work with High Sierra and a GT 210 Video Card?
 
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