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UniBeast 9.0.0 / Mojave / USB

ammulder

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I get the stop sign booting to the UniBeast drive to install, and in verbose mode, I see a message along the lines of "XHC: too many ports, not enabling the remaining 11 ports". The final text gets fuzzed but I think it's the message along the lines of "still waiting on root device".

So I think the stop sign is because macOS can't find my USB stick, and I think that means the USBInjectAll kext and/or port limit patch is not set up correctly on the UniBeast stick to enable all USB ports?
 

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There is no USBInjectAll in UniBeast. The port patch is Mojave specific and was tested on numerous systems with no issues.

What system was this on?
 

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Hmm. It's my AsRock 370 (Fatal1ty Mini-ITX, I need to look up the exact model). But there was USBInjectAll in the kexts/Other. Maybe it was left over from previous use of the USB stick? I will clear out the EFI partition on the USB and try again.
 

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ASrock motherboards are tricky.

When tonymacx86 was testing UniBeast 9.0 on his ASrock he had issues booting.

I don't remember what he had to do to get it to boot.
 

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It worked OK* when I cleaned out the USB EFI partition and re-did it, so I am guessing it was the leftover USBInjectAll and/or other stuff.

FWIW I didn't wipe the whole stick because the Mojave Disk Utility doesn't seem to let you erase the whole drive (only one partition at a time, but it doesn't show the EFI partition as an option)... I was too lazy to look up the diskutil command, and I guess it bit me. It might be worth discussing in the install guide -- unless I'm missing something the Disk Utility procedure given just isn't available in Mojave.

* And I've gotten into the installer, now showing "6 minutes remaining". I take that as a good sign, but it's not done yet. :)
 

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I've found to really erase a disk now you select the device to erase and then change the partition map from GPT to MBR and format as MS-DOS, then format again as GPT, HFS+.
 

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Ah, it looks like the key in the Mojave Disk Utility is to hit View / Show All Devices. Then you can select the thumb drive and hit Erase instead of only selecting the existing partition and hitting Erase.
 
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