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Update Directly to macOS Catalina

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Asus Z170i
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Upgrade from Mojave 10.14.4 to Catalina 10.15.5.
At first I've got problem with a stuck at apfs_module_start: 1683
Solved this by adding to Clover/ACPI/Patched SSDT-ECUSBX.amii file (here)
Then there were lots of rebooting. It took about an hour.
After upgrading I made everything by this guide (macOS Catalina Cleanup: Remove Kexts From /Library/Extensions and Recache)
Next I've installed via Multibeast 12 all post-installation items.

Everything works except Wi Fi (need BCM94360CS2 Airport card with adapter for my mobo) and sleep mode (my Hackintosh falls asleep and then I have to reboot it to wake it).

Also after deleting FakeSMC sensors from /Library/Extensions my iStat lost ability to monitor temperature.
 
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HD 630
Very smooth upgrade from High Sierra. Lots of rebooting and waiting. It probably took 45 minutes.
Wow, I was on High Sierra and I was just too worried it wouldn't go well, so I wiped it and started from scratch and installed Catalina. It wasn't clear to me how the APFS conversion would go, plus I wanted to switch to using mostly Lilu and it's add-ons. So, I just started over and I'll try to keep it updated better. It's working great, though. I'm down to trying to solve minor issues like the sleep stuff.

I'm really impressed with how far the Hackintosh community has come in the last couple of years. The process of getting a working unit has become much simpler. It's taking very few kexts to get it up and running and most are within the Lilu ecosphere.
 

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