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Clover Basics and Switching Advice

Discussion in 'Apple Guides' started by gabriel casovo, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. gabriel casovo

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    How to Create a Test USB for Clover using UniBeast
    We have done a lot of testing transitioning systems from Chimera to Clover. The best method to assure maximum success is to test out Clover first by creating a bootable OS X El Capitan Installer USB.

    1. Read through our installation guide and do steps 1 and 2.
    2. Boot your system using the freshly created USB
    3. At at the Clover boot screen, choose your existing Yosemite installation.

    The default USB is not a permanent solution- some things normally used may not work with the USB such as iMessage or App Store. The idea here is to test out the system to make sure it boots normally. At this point you can move to Clover on the existing OS X Yosemite installation, or update to OS X El Capitan by following the rest of the guide.


    resizing your partition in Disk Utility

    Run Disk Utility and click on your system disk (the disk itself, not the partition under it). Then click on the Partition tab. If you move the slider that adjusts the partition up and then back to where it was, the "Apply" button becomes active (it starts greyed out). You can now click "Apply"

    With the drive now free of extra files, you are now ready to perform an installation of El Capitan directly over your existing Yosemite system drive using our default Installation Guide.

    Plist Edit Pro.

    1. Mount EFI if Clover installed to the EFI partition
    2. Open /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist in any text editor
    3. Save file

    EFI Mounter v3

    How to Set Clover to Automatically Boot System Drive
    If post-installation is complete, set your system drive to auto-boot from Clover boot screen with a timeout setting in config.plist

    1. Mount EFI if Clover installed to the EFI partition
    2. Open /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist in any text editor
    3. Navigate to Boot/DefaultVolume and add your drive's name
    4. Navigate to Boot/Timeout and enter a number in seconds (setting 0 will require hitting return to boot)
    5. Save file and reboot

    How to Remove Extra Clover UEFI Boot Options
    If you have extra UEFI boot options in BIOS, remove them easily with Clover's UEFI shell. Boot into Clover then choose UEFI shell. Then use the bfgr command to eliminate each extra UEFI option.

    1. Boot into Clover
    2. Click on Clover UEFI Shell
    3. Type: bcfg boot dump
    4. Type: bcfg boot rm XX (where XX is 00, 01, 02 etc.. anything that's not a physical hard drive)

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