Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Make a bootable USB thumb drive with macOS Mojave for Laptops

This is the first of many series of posts and videos about my personal attempt of Hackintoshing my AsusPro B9440UA laptop with macOS Mojave. In this video I attempt to create a bootable USB stick with the latest RehabMan's version of Clover.

The RehabMan's full guide for booting and running a macOS installer on a laptop can be found here. All credits go to RehabMan himself and the Tonymacx86.com community.

Full details on the AsusPro B9440UA 14" laptop can be found here.
The flash drive I used.

Steps taken in the video as per RehabMan's guide

  1. Plug in the USB thumb drive and use diskutil list command in the Terminal to check the disk identifier for the thumb drive. Mine was the /dev/disk7.
  2. Type this command in the Terminal to start the partitioning: diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk7 2 MBR FAT32 "CLOVER EFI" 200Mi HFS+J "install_osx" R.
  3. Download RehabMan's fork of Clover here
  4. Run the Clover Package installer, and on Choose Install location, select Clover EFI.
  5. Click Customize and enable Install for UEFI booting only. From Themes select Black Green Moody. Click Install.
  6. Download the HFSPlus.efi and copy it to /EFI/Clover/drivers64UEFI.
  7. In /EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other, copy and paste the following kexts: FakeSMC.kext, Lilu.kext, USBInjectAll.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext, and WhateverGreen.kext. Links to the latest releases of these kexts are provided in the RehabMan's guide
  8. Download and paste the raw file of config_HD615_620_630_640_650.plist to /EFI/Clover. Link to all the config.plists in RehabMan's guide.
  9. Download the macOS Mojave Installer to Applications folder.
  10. In Terminal, run the command sudo "/Applications/Install macOS Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia" --volume  /Volumes/install_osx --nointeraction to transfer the macOS Installer to the USB drive.
Stay tuned for the next posts, including how to setup the BIOS, installation, post-install, and how to install on the same drive, while keeping your original Windows 10 partition.

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