(or are we?)
Now that our macOS install is fully set up for AMD computers we can finally boot in to it. Reboot your computer one last time and from clover select the option Boot macOS from macOS.
You probably notice that some things are wrong...
Installing clover to your drive
As of now you cannot boot macOS without your USB drive.
We will need to fix that, as nobody wants to keep a USB drive plugged in at all times.
Install Clover as described in Preparing the installer, except this time select your drive as the destination, not your USB. A drive named EFI will appear on your desktop once again. We will need to copy your config and kexts there. But you may notice that the EFI of our USB drive is no longer shown! You will have to mount that yourself, as macOS does not do that by default. To do so run the following commands from a Terminal window:
This will list all the available disks and their partitions. From that wall of text we have to find out what identifier our EFI has. You will have to look for the following things:
- /dev/diskx (external, physical) This indicates an external drive, like our USB drive
- A partition of the type EFI with the name EFI This is the partition we are looking for! Note the identifier that is written next to it.
We can now mount our EFI, you can do that as follows:
sudo diskutil mount disk(x)s(x)
Change the x's to be the same as in your identifier.
You will be prompted to enter your password, and after that a drive named EFI will pop up on your desktop.
Now from this EFI on your USB drive copy the following files and directories to the EFI of your drive:
With this done Clover is installed to your HDD and you will no longer need your HDD to boot!
Installing Nvidia drivers
If you are on any decently modern Nvidia card you will notice that things are running slowly, and when you open up About this mac the wrong graphics card is shown, or has the wrong amount of VRAM. This is because Nvidia cards now require WebDrivers to work properly. These work exactly like drivers on Windows, but are a bit more picky with their requirements. You need to download the drivers for exactly your macOS version, including build. To get your build number do the following:
- Press the Apple in the top left corner
- Click on About this mac
- A window will pop up
- In this window press on Version 10.13.x.
- The build version will show next to it.
You can use this useful guide made by fantomas1 over on InsanelyMac to download the version needed for your specific macOS version.
Fixing Ryzen sound
You may have noticed that you don't have sound on your Ryzen system. This can be fixed by following the following guide.
Use the Semi-Automated setup!
This kext syncs the TSC, improving sync for time, audio and video.
Download it here, and install it as follows:
Open Terminal and run the following command
echo $(($(sysctl -n hw.ncpu) - 1))
Note down the response.
Right click on VoodooTSCSync.kext and select Show package contents. When that is done navigate to Contents and open Info.plist. I recommend the free piece of software Textwrangler for this. Find line 36 or just search for
#CORE. The line above it should say
<key>IOCPUNumber</key>. Now change #CORE with the number you got before. Save the changes, and add the kext to your EFI's kexts/Other.