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I am first time to here and gonna install macOS on my desktop.
I tried using unibeast but nothing happened.

My specs are like below:

Motherboard : ASRock B85M Pro3
CPU: QuadCore Intel Corei7-4790
GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Memory: 32GB

Am i able to install macOS?
 

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I am first time to here and gonna install macOS on my desktop.
I tried using unibeast but nothing happened.

My specs are like below:

Motherboard : ASRock B85M Pro3
CPU: QuadCore Intel Corei7-4790
GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Memory: 32GB

Am i able to install macOS?

(1) If you want to use your graphics card, you should be able to install and run MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 using Nvidia web drivers. Your GTX 750 Ti is not supported on Mojave and later due to lack of Nvidia drivers.

(2) If you remove your graphics card and use the CPU integrated graphics of the i7 CPU, you should be able to install and run later MacOS versions, up to the current Big Sur.
 
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(1) If you want to use your graphics card, you should be able to install and run MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 using Nvidia web drivers. Your GTX 750 Ti is not supported on Mojave and later due to lack of Nvidia drivers.

(2) If you remove your graphics card and use the CPU integrated graphics of the i7 CPU, you should be able to install and run later MacOS versions, up to the current Big Sur.
High Sierra, using the Nvidia Web Drivers.

Thanks for your help!
I've removed graphic card and tried installing Big Sur.
It was going well but occur errors on '12 minutes remain'.

This is my EFI and install log.
What am I wrong?
 

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You may have a problem with the macOS application you used to create the USB installer. You may need to delete the existing application, download a new one from the Apple Servers and recreate your Big Sur macOS USB installer.

You have 4 x kexts in your /OC/Kexts folder that are not needed with a Haswell system:
  1. AppleMCEReporterDisabler.kext
  2. CpuTscSync.kext
  3. CtlnaAHCIPort.kext
  4. XHCI-unsupported.kext
These can all be deleted and removed from the config.plist, as they do nothing useful for a Haswell system.

Your config.plist is missing a number of common and for a Haswell system essential ACPI patches.

USB rename patches:
  • EHC1 to EH01
  • EHC2 to EH02
  • XHCI to XHC
RTC/IRQ patches - SSDT-HPET.aml is also required for these patches to work correctly.
  • HPET _CRS to XCRS Rename
  • RTC IRQ 8 Patch
  • TIMR IRQ 0 Patch

You have the DeviceProperties framebuffer-fbmem set with the Type String, it should be Data.

If you are using an SSD you need to enable the Kernel > Quirk > ThirdPartyDrives.

You are using the boot argument -igfxvesa, which forces the Intel GPU to use VESA mode, i.e. no acceleration. Why? The HD4600 Device properties are set correctly for full acceleration, using this boot argument makes no sense.

You have posted a copy of your config.plist with the Serial Number etc. visible. This is not wise. I would recommend you Generate a new iMac14,4 SMBIOS for your system and stop using the current one. As some git will no doubt use your EFI on their own system without knowing how to or bothering to change the SMBIOS data before they use/steal it.
 
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You may have a problem with the macOS application you used to create the USB installer. You may need to delete the existing application, download a new one from the Apple Servers and recreate your Big Sur macOS USB installer.

You have 4 x kexts in your /OC/Kexts folder that are not needed with a Haswell system:
  1. AppleMCEReporterDisabler.kext
  2. CpuTscSync.kext
  3. CtlnaAHCIPort.kext
  4. XHCI-unsupported.kext
These can all be deleted and removed from the config.plist, as they do nothing useful for a Haswell system.

Your config.plist is missing a number of common and for a Haswell system essential ACPI patches.

USB rename patches:
  • EHC1 to EH01
  • EHC2 to EH02
  • XHCI to XHC
RTC/IRQ patches - SSDT-HPET.aml is also required for these patches to work correctly.
  • HPET _CRS to XCRS Rename
  • RTC IRQ 8 Patch
  • TIMR IRQ 0 Patch

You have the DeviceProperties framebuffer-fbmem set with the Type String, it should be Data.

If you are using an SSD you need to enable the Kernel > Quirk > ThirdPartyDrives.

You are using the boot argument -igfxvesa, which forces the Intel GPU to use VESA mode, i.e. no acceleration. Why? The HD4600 Device properties are set correctly for full acceleration, using this boot argument makes no sense.

You have posted a copy of your config.plist with the Serial Number etc. visible. This is not wise. I would recommend you Generate a new iMac14,4 SMBIOS for your system and stop using the current one. As some git will no doubt use your EFI on their own system without knowing how to or bothering to change the SMBIOS data before they use/steal it.
Thank you so much for your help!
I've changed some config file setting but Big Sur didn't installed yet.
Also without -igfxvesa boot arg, i couldn't move to mac install interface.
With -igfxvesa and Catalina i could install Hakintosh.
Then i upgraded it to Big Sur and it works well.

But i found another problem that there is only one resolution 1024 * 768.

Do you know what is the problem?
 

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Yes, the boot argument igfxvesa forces the IGPU to use VESA mode, which reduces the functionality of the IGPU, I.e no acceleration, and the resolutions it can use.

You need to discover what is causing you to have to use that boot argument, as you should not be using it under normal circumstances.
 
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Yes, the boot argument igfxvesa forces the IGPU to use VESA mode, which reduces the functionality of the IGPU, I.e no acceleration, and the resolutions it can use.

You need to discover what is causing you to have to use that boot argument, as you should not be using it under normal circumstances.
I see..
Is there any other way without reinstall hackintosh?
 

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Replace your current OpenCore EFI folder with the one attached. This is a copy of my main Hack's EFI folder using OC 0.7.1, but with some minor amendments to take in to account your setup.

You need to add the MLB, ROM, Serial Number and SystemUUID to the config.plist for it to work for your system.

See if this gets you booting Big Sur.
 

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