The Perfect Customac Pro - macOS High Sierra 10.13 on X99 - Full Success

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  1. dj_adam21

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    Oct 7, 2017 at 8:31 PM #641
    dj_adam21

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    @mimixa Are your bios settings for cpu especially, the same as in the guide ? I know it's a different mobo but it should not be that different :).
    Also hyper threading is on or off?
     
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    Oct 8, 2017 at 12:12 AM #642
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    Thank you.
     
  3. Obecny

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 12:24 AM #643
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    Is here anyone who can test and confirm that USB-C in asus x99 Deluxe II works with no problems with this guide ?
    I have nothing to test it right now but want to invest in wacom cintiq pro 16 and connect it through usbc, before I do it I would like to hear that usbC is working fine, thanks
     
  4. tftio

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 2:40 AM #644
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    The machine runs Sierra fine (using @kgb outstanding Sierra guide),but I'm having trouble with the WindowServer restart problem, on 10.13 install. My machine:

    ASUS X-99-A II
    i7-5930K
    2xEVGA Maxwell Titan X
    64GB RAM
    1TB Crucial SSD (Sierra's installed here)
    1TB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD (this is the eventual home of 10.13)
    (a bunch of other disks in a ZFS pool: these aren't the problem, because I shut them all off in the BIOS)
    OSXWIFI Bluetooth/802.11 card

    I've got the installer on a USB drive, in the 3.1 slot on the motherboard, and it loads a bunch of stuff (via -v), but then gets to the WindowServer restart thing, and just hangs. I'm not 100% sure which version of High Sierra this is trying to install, and I'm not 100% sure what the problem is. I'm OK with waiting for things to get better, but I sort of wanted to get HS on this box this weekend.

    Note that I'm stalled out well before trying to install the nVidia web drivers, mind.
     
  5. tftio

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 2:52 AM #645
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    OK, actually, I removed one of the Titans, and I was able to get past the hang and start installing the OS onto the Samsung drive. Whoo hoo! Maybe it's time to upgrade from the 2xTitans, as I'm no longer doing heavy duty CUDA development.

    Done. Now I just need a stable build of ZFS and I'm good. Also, will need to upgrade to the nVidia web drivers, but for now, I'm good.
     
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  6. mikjess

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 4:38 AM #646
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    Yes I assume the same. Could it be my mobo, an MSI X99S SLI Krait Edition?? I am running out of ideas.

    Yes, double checked.

    I was previously using your EFI-X99-10.13-Final-Release-031017.zip, now I'm trying EFI-X99-10.13-SU-Release-061017.zip. Removed the NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext_1.1.3.zip kext from USB and SSD now.

    Everytime I reboot and try this from scratch I seem to get different results... it makes me think it's the mobo or my setup...

    PLEASE NOTE: I'm on a MacBook Pro with El Capitan. When I format my SSD with "Disk Utility" it's ofc not APFS. Should I be doing:
    "diskutil apfs convert /dev/diskX"

    From the USB Installer BEFORE attempting to install High Sierra on my SSD? Thanks.

    EDIT -

    If there are any HW recommendations for me to make (minimal if possible) to get a desktop High Sierra install I'm open to recommendations.
     
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  7. cadriel

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 4:45 AM #647
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    I'm having an issue I'm hoping someone can help out with;

    I'm following the guide almost exactly (See below re formatting as APFS);

    Haswell-E X99 system. 1080Ti GPU. Asus X99 Pro / USB 3.1 Mobo. Has been running Sierra fine.

    I've created a USB 3.0 drive that boots into the installer fine. I have formatted my system partition as APFS and installed a clean copy of Clover, along with my working EFI folder to it.

    I go through the 2 initial reboots, and High Sierra seemingly installs fine onto my system drive. However, the third reboot - whereby you should boot off your system drive for the first time hangs at the +++++++.

    I haven't been able to get past this step. Anyone encountered and resolved this?

    Thanks!

    UPDATE:

    I've now tried this using an HFS+ formatted drive with the same result. I can install, but it always fails with the final step.
     
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  8. mimixa

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 7:19 AM #648
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  9. dj_adam21

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 8:12 AM #649
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    Thanks for the pictures , tried with those settings, even used your ssdt for cpu same results ...I can't crack it for some reason :(
     
  10. michaeljeger

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    Oct 8, 2017 at 9:53 AM #650
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    Hi
    I used the guide very successfully, really a great help.
    Now however, using the Migration Assistant to get my data from 10.12.6 to 10.13, System will not boot after migration anymore.
    Anyone with experience what could be the cause?
    Are the old NVIDIA drivers from 10.12.6 also migrated and that could cause the trouble?

    What happens when I reboot is that the system instantly reboots just before entering desktop.

    MB: Asus X99 Deluxe II (bios 1401 unlocked) CPU: Intel i7 6900k GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti, G1 Gaming, 6Gb SSD: Samsung 960 Evo 256 Gb RAM: G.SKILL TRIDENTZ 32GB 2X16GB KIT-3200 Case: Fractal Design Define R5 PCGH Edition (all Noctua Fans) PSU: Be Quiet DARK POWER PRO 11 650W

    Thanks, Mike
     

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