Archive for June 2023

Unable to finish Catalina install - ASUS z490 & i5 10400 with iGPU

Can someone give me some advice on this current install? I'm using "EFI for Catalina" from @Middleman and I can't seem to finish. The install gets to about 2 minutes left and then restarts. I attached an image below of the message that flashes before restarting. After it reboots, if I select my Samsung SSD I am installing to, it will throw up what I'm guessing is an error (2nd image attached). I keep getting that same error if I continue selecting my SSD drive at boot.


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Author: szalayfilm

How to Prepare for Big Sur

As many people have been running system-definitions - the model of Apple Mac your Hackintosh is emulating - which will no-longer be supported under Big Sur, if you would like to upgrade when the time comes you will need make some changes to your config.plist.

I've been happily running system-definition iMac14,2 for many years but this is an old Mac model which will not be supported going forward with Big Sur. So I need to prepare now.

To get this thread started I'll show you what I...

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Author: UtterDisbelief

AMD Radeon RX 580 Updated preparing for BigSur - Opencore update.

It's been a long time since I immersed myself in this world. I needed to upgrade from high sierra, but then pandemic times came, there was no GPU available and I had to stick to the issues with the old software, but NOW, finally! I already changed my GPU to a Radeon RX 580 and I'm preparing for the os update (I'm scared! hahaha).

First, I need to change my system definition (Clover), from iMac 14.2 to iMac 15.1

I have some guides here to follow, but I need to know how I can backup my boot...

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Author: Alcatraz6

Random OCB: Start Image startup

Hello my catalina system is working quite well, however I randomly have this message at statup (screen attached)... a little stressful, has anyone experienced this before ?

Here are some general steps you can take to troubleshoot this issue:

Check Your Config.plist: This file contains all the settings for OpenCore. Ensure that it's properly configured for your system. Using a tool like ProperTree or OpenCore Configurator can help validate your configuration.

Update OpenCore and Kexts: Make sure you're using the latest version of OpenCore and that all your kexts (kernel extensions) are up to date. Sometimes, issues are fixed in newer releases.

Verify Boot Arguments: Check the boot arguments in your config.plist to ensure they're appropriate for your system and there aren't any typos or incorrect settings.

Check ACPI Patches: If you're using any ACPI patches, make sure they are correct and necessary for your system.

NVRAM Reset: Sometimes, clearing NVRAM can resolve boot issues. You can do this from the OpenCore boot picker if you have the option enabled.

Review the OpenCore Guide: The OpenCore Install Guide is an invaluable resource. Review the guide to ensure all steps were followed correctly for your specific system.

Seek Help from the Community: Hackintosh communities like r/hackintosh on Reddit or forums like and InsanelyMac can be very helpful. Provide them with details about your hardware, your OpenCore version, and the steps you've taken to troubleshoot.

Author: lozlab

Stuck at boot


Anyone that can help med I'm stuck at boot an can't boot in safe mode either.
I am running Clover boot loader with internal graphics on Catalina.

Everything worked perfectly for a long time until my kids turn of the power to my pc then the bios got messed up but got it working again by updating the bios and then it worked for a while and now I hade to do a hard restart because nothing was working and know I get get in anymore.


Author: peste

MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 reboots at "Pausing 5 secs..." (clover 5123) or at "[EB|#WL|8] 0x01 0x03 22 0x0E" (OpenCore).

Motherboard: H61MLV2 VER.9.0
CPU: Intel E3-1230 v2
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
The attached screenshot shows the clover log. I am using clover 5123 because a higher version of clover results in a blank screen. Can someone please help me?

Author: CuitePiglin

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

I am trying to install BigSur on Microsoft Surface pro 4.
I made it work up to the install screen but can't make it work keyboard and track pad.
It work in clover but when it boot up the bigsur Recovery keyboard/track-pad does not work.
I have 1 USB so another keyboard and mouse out of option and my docking station also don't work on it.
i got the product id and vendor info but can't find the info how to add in it?

Model: Surface Pro 4
Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation

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Author: shaz385

Feedback and Suggestions for Mojave Build Upgrade

Hi there. I am currently on Mojave 10.14.5 and more and more sites and programs are telling me nothing under 10.15 will be supported. Safari stopped working on a ton of sites long ago, Plex as well, Chrome just popped up the other day saying no more upgrades, etc. This computer used to be my daily driver, Plex server, and security center, and now it's just a Plex server as my M1 Mac Mini does my daily driver stuff. I am looking to do 1 more upgrade and then be done with it since this isn't...

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Author: hackintoshhelp2020

resoltution stuck at 1280x760

Hey i have downloaded Mac os big sur on my sandy bridge system But there is a problem its stuck at 1280x760p and yes i have tryed disable display app but it doesnt work and every other resize app doesnt work either.... could anyone help me?

Author: NicolasH