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Upgrade failure from 10.14.6+ to 10.15.3 SOLVED!!

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Jul 15, 2017
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z270XP-SLI
CPU
i7-7700K
Graphics
RX 570
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I finally got my upgrade from 10.14.6+ working.

Clover_v2.5k_r5104

I did remove all kexts from /L/E (and rebuild caches using Hackintool), including the AppleAHCIPortHotplug.kext that Hackintool installed for Hot Swapping SATA drives.

kexts in Clover/other are:
USBInjectAll.kext
XHCI-unsupported.kext
Z270XPSLISATAControllers.kext
WhateverGreen.kext
AppleALC.kext
Lilu.kext
AppleAHCIPortHotplug.kext
FakeSMC.kext
IntelMausi.kext

UEFI drivers are:
FSInject.efi
FwRuntimeServices.efi
OcQuirks.efi (from OcQuirks rev 17)
OcQuirks.plist
VBoxHfs.efi
ApfsDriverLoader.efi

ACPI/patched contains a an aml created for my motherboard to manage USB ports. I already had the EC device required by Catalina.
SSDT-USB.aml

My config.plist, that I thought caused the upgrade failure, remained exactly the same as on 10.14.6+.

I did install to a new SSD, gave it a dummy name and password, and used, the Migration Assistant (in Application/Utilities) to bring in Everything.

Note that the Migration Assistant will also bring in any kexts in /L/E - and these kexts apparently caused my upgrade problems (before I moved them to Clover/other), so ... you need to remove them Before using the Migration Assistant (as my first Migration failed to boot with all my kexts in /L/E).
 
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