Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Hackintosh for 4K Video Editing (on a Budget) Part 3 - Installing High Sierra

This is our new custom build PC with dual boot of Windows 10 and MacOS High Sierra. Watch the full guide for a successful and fully working Hackintosh. This guide provides for an easy and stress-free installation without problems.




This is Part 3 that guides you through the installation of High Sierra.

Instructions

  1. If you are going to dual-boot, it's best that you install Windows 10 first, preferably on a separate SSD drive.
  2. Insert your bootable High Sierra disk created in Part 2 and restart your computer.
  3. Press F12 for the Boot menu to appear, and select Enter setup for the BIOS Settings.
  4. Navigate to the Chipset tab, and set the Internal Graphics to Disabled.
  5. Save and exit. Press F12 again and select to boot from your USB disk.
  6. Click on the gears icon to enter the Clover Options. Then click on PCI Device, and enable USB Ownership and USB Injection. You need to do this just before you select the boot with the High Sierra installation every time your computer reboots, until Multibeast drivers are installed. Then you no longer need to do that.
  7. Click Return twice to go back to the Boot selection. Click on External to start the installation.
  8. Select your preferred language and click the arrow to proceed.
  9. Select Disk Utility and click Continue.
  10. Click the View menu, and enable Show All Devices. You need to format the whole drive, not a partition of the drive.
  11. Under the Internal list on the left, make sure you select the correct SSD drive before you proceed. You wouldn't want to accidentally erase your Windows 10 partition, would you? Select the actual drive (you can tell by its name, for instance "Samsung SSD 860").
  12. Click the Erase button. Put a desired name on your partition.
  13. On the Format drop-down list, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
  14. On the Scheme, select GUID Partition Map and click the Erase button.
  15. Close Disk Utility to go back to the macOS Utilities options. Click on Install MacOS and click Continue twice.
  16. Click on Agree twice.
  17. Select your new GUID partition that you have named, and click Install.
  18. At this point, it might take a while, and your computer will restart quite a few times. As we said on Step 6, every time it restarts, you need to enable USB Ownership and USB Injection before booting. 
  19. The External selection for boot up was only at the beginning. Now every time it reboots during installation, after performing step 6, you need to select the HFS drive, the one that says at the bottom "Boot MacOS Install from Mac" as you hover on it.
  20. When the installation is done and it restarts, you might get confused to see 3 different HFS volumes. After you perform Step 6, hover on each one until you see boot macOS from (name of your drive). Do NOT boot from a Prebooter volume, nor from the Recovery volume.
  21. Due to the VoiceOver feature during installation, you might notice a slight delay, almost like the computer has crashed or stuck. It hasn't. Give it a couple of seconds for the VoiceOver window to appear, and click on Skip.
  22. Now select your country and click Continue.
  23. Choose a Keyboard Layout and click Continue. If you don't see your desired keyboard layout, click on Show All to see the whole list.
  24. On How do you Connect? click Local Network (Ethernet) and click Continue 4 times.
  25. Enter your Apple ID (email) and password and click Continue. You might need your iPhone or another Apple device on hand if you have 2-factor Authentication enabled to enter the 6-pin code.
  26. Click Agree twice.
  27. Type a password for your Local account and click Continue.
  28. Click Enable Location Services on this Mac and click Continue.
  29. Uncheck the Share Mac Analytics with Apple and click Continue.
  30. I personally unchecked the Store files from Documents and Desktop in iCloud Drive because I use OneDrive. This is up to your preference. Click Continue.
  31. Follow the instructions to setup your keyboard at the Keyboard Assistant window.
Now you are ready for part 4 to install the Drivers, and then you're all set!

Credits go to tonymacx86.com for providing their Unibeast and Multibeast software and related drivers and tools.

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