This was an easy one. I’ve recently installed macOS Catalina 10.15.2 on my desktop PC. The specs are Gigabyte GA-B150M-VP, i5-6600K CPU, Team Elite 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz Memory, and Radeon™ RX 580 GPU alongside a boot SSD for macOS and shared HDD storage for macOS and Windows. This is a test set-up and I won’t tweak this build for the latest versions of Clover or macOS.
A word of warning; you should modify the EFI (a lot) if your system specs are different. Ethernet isn’t working for me for the time being. Downgrading Clover would fix that. But I use a nano-USB adapter for WiFi. I’m content with that. Everything else should work out of the box if you have the specs as mine.
- Proceed with caution. Don’t blame me if you didn’t back up.
- Delete VoodooHDA from Kexts/Other, if the AppleALC Kext is working.
- The guide is not applicable to Opencore bootloader. Go ahead though, if you know what you’re doing.
Download The X79 Hackintosh EFI Pack
My EFI folder is applicable for Vanilla approach and SSD hot-swap (just replace/paste EFI folder – not recommended though.) If things go south, use the clover settings from Hackintosher’s ASUS Z170 EFI Pack. But then you’ve to tweak settings a bit more.
What Doesn’t Work?
- Ethernet (For the time being. Catalina broke the ethernet for me. I use a WiFi adapter anyway. So no plans to fix it real soon.)
- FaceTime/iMessage (It will work after SMBIOS edits. You should do that.)
- Guide to create a bootable macOS Catalina USB install drive (on macOS)
- Guide to create a bootable macOS Catalina USB install drive (on Windows)
Post USB preparation
- Install Clover to the USB flash drive.
- Use Clover Configurator (macOS) or DiskGenius (Windows) to mount the EFI folder within the USB flash drive.
- Paste my /EFI folder to the EFI partition.