Vanilla Mojave Install AppleNVMe Panic When Booting Installer


Board: AsRock Z390 Pro-4
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900k
RAM: Crucial Ballistix DDR4 16 GB
SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1 TB
GPU: onboard graphics until further notice
Wireless: n/a until further notice
OS: 10.14.6 Mojave
Clover r5122, Clover Configurator

Hello, all. First attempt at a Hackintosh that I have put in a retrofitted Power Mac G4 case, and it's going pretty well overall, however, I am attempting a fairly basic Vanilla install and keep running into the same kernel panic upon booting from the install USB:

better display pending

I have been Googling and scouring tonymacx86 forums trying to find solutions via missing or conflicting kexts or drivers and alternate config.plists, but no matter what I try I keep running into the same error. I also have a bootable USB that I set up using UniBeast (first option tried due to reliance on tonymacx86 as a guide for putting the hardware together, don't pillory me) that reaches the installer and installs without any problems, but I switched to attempting a Vanilla install, since it seems to be more unanimously recommended and preferred and has been much cleaner so far. I have tried copying the UniBeast USB's kexts, drivers, and config.plist to the Vanilla USB's EFI to see if that would have an effect, but nothing. I have verified that my SSD's firmware is up to date. My BIOS settings are set to the recommendations as best as I can get them; there are a small handful of settings I have been unable to locate within my BIOS.

I'm uncertain if the problem is some extension or driver specific to one of my components that I've neglected, and a few days of searching has yielded no progress. I've been trying not to defer to forums for help, as I've wanted to figure this out entirely on my own-- and have so far-- but I'm kind of banging my head against the wall at this point. I went into this project knowing very little about how this stuff works, but I've learned a decent amount-- however, I'm still very much a beginner here, and I think I'm beginning to miss the forest for the trees.

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