Terms

  • Bootloader: A piece of software that loads the operating system.
  • Clover: This is the bootloader that we will be using. We need this for a few important things. Most importantly:
    • macOS installs on a partition formatted in either APFS or HFS+. A standard (UEFI) BIOS cannot read from these formats.
    • It injects kexts on boot.
    • Handles passing information like the SMBIOS to macOS
    • and a lot more.
  • Kext: A combination of Kernel Extension. These are additions to the macOS kernel which you can think of like drivers on windows.

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