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  1. Doesn’t matter OS X is picky with a graphics card installed. Give it a try with igfx only enabled or removing your card. I couldn’t get high sierra to install until I set the igfx option Doesn’t matter whether you intend to pass through or not
  2. Are you using a video card or on-board graphics? If the latter, set integrated graphics in your bios (or remove your video card) and try again. Once installed, you can re-enable and add the drivers
  3. Many thanks for this - that was exactly the reason my install wouldn't boot. Just in case this helps anyone else - the install failed at the same point as before. I discovered it was because I was using the video card output. This was despite using VNC as the graphics option. I switched the graphics chipset to internal in the BIOS and OSX installed. It's now running with the NVidia passed through One last hitch, I was using DisplayPort and DVI to connect two monitors to my card. The system would show the Clover screen, start to boot, then both monitors would turn off just before reaching the OSX login screen. I replaced the DisplayPort with a second DVI and now everything works as expected. Seems a little strange, don't know if I've missed anythimg?
  4. What am I missing? I cannot get High Sierra to install on my unRAID system. It's a bit of a strange tale. I followed GridRunner's video tutorial and created a bootable USB (Which I know works as it appears on an existing clover installation and boots to the select language screen if selected.) A couple of times I have been able to get the VM to boot and start the install process. I erased the secondary drive and selected it for the install. The VM reboots and I select this disc to continue the installation. It then fails with about 15 minutes remaining, stating I cannot install high Sierra on the Mac. Selecting Install from this prompt rolls back fine, but the installation will not get past this point. I have deleted the VM and virtual drives and started again from scratch - recreating the USB boot using the latest version of Clover and copying the config.plist recommended by GridRunner to the efi/clover partition. Now, when I attempt to start the VM, all I see is the Apple logo with no progress bar. (Again this will boot from an existing Clover install) I've tried adding the -v (verbose) flag to clover options but the VM just hangs if I try to add the flag and needs to be force-stopped. Can anyone give me some advice or spot what I've missed? The USB is created from an existing Hackintosh system, rather than a genuine MAC, but I've successfully installed several non-virtualized systems this way. XML from the initial VM <domain type='kvm' xmlns:qemu='http://libvirt.org/schemas/domain/qemu/1.0'> <name>MacOS</name> <uuid>85ce37f6-415c-1852-30cc-aba9597a13e6</uuid> <description>High Sierra</description> <metadata> <vmtemplate xmlns="unraid" name="Linux" icon="linux.png" os="linux"/> </metadata> <memory unit='KiB'>8388608</memory> <currentMemory unit='KiB'>8388608</currentMemory> <memoryBacking> <nosharepages/> </memoryBacking> <vcpu placement='static'>6</vcpu> <cputune> <vcpupin vcpu='0' cpuset='1'/> <vcpupin vcpu='1' cpuset='5'/> <vcpupin vcpu='2' cpuset='2'/> <vcpupin vcpu='3' cpuset='6'/> <vcpupin vcpu='4' cpuset='3'/> <vcpupin vcpu='5' cpuset='7'/> </cputune> <os> <type arch='x86_64' machine='pc-q35-2.9'>hvm</type> <loader readonly='yes' type='pflash'>/usr/share/qemu/ovmf-x64/OVMF_CODE-pure-efi.fd</loader> <nvram>/etc/libvirt/qemu/nvram/85ce37f6-415c-1852-30cc-aba9597a13e6_VARS-pure-efi.fd</nvram> </os> <features> <acpi/> <apic/> </features> <cpu mode='host-passthrough' check='none'> <topology sockets='1' cores='3' threads='2'/> </cpu> <clock offset='utc'> <timer name='rtc' tickpolicy='catchup'/> <timer name='pit' tickpolicy='delay'/> <timer name='hpet' present='no'/> </clock> <on_poweroff>destroy</on_poweroff> <on_reboot>restart</on_reboot> <on_crash>restart</on_crash> <devices> <emulator>/usr/local/sbin/qemu</emulator> <disk type='file' device='disk'> <driver name='qemu' type='raw' cache='writeback'/> <source file='/mnt/disks/WDC_WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0_WD-WCAW34505584/highsierra.img'/> <target dev='hdc' bus='sata'/> <boot order='1'/> <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='2'/> </disk> <disk type='file' device='disk'> <driver name='qemu' type='raw' cache='writeback'/> <source file='/mnt/user/domains/MacOS/vdisk2.img'/> <target dev='hdd' bus='sata'/> <address type='drive' controller='0' bus='0' target='0' unit='3'/> </disk> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-ehci1'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x7'/> </controller> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci1'> <master startport='0'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x0' multifunction='on'/> </controller> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci2'> <master startport='2'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x1'/> </controller> <controller type='usb' index='0' model='ich9-uhci3'> <master startport='4'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x07' function='0x2'/> </controller> <controller type='sata' index='0'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x1f' function='0x2'/> </controller> <controller type='pci' index='0' model='pcie-root'/> <controller type='pci' index='1' model='pcie-root-port'> <model name='pcie-root-port'/> <target chassis='1' port='0x10'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02' function='0x0' multifunction='on'/> </controller> <controller type='pci' index='2' model='pcie-root-port'> <model name='pcie-root-port'/> <target chassis='2' port='0x11'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02' function='0x1'/> </controller> <controller type='pci' index='3' model='pcie-root-port'> <model name='pcie-root-port'/> <target chassis='3' port='0x12'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02' function='0x2'/> </controller> <controller type='pci' index='4' model='pcie-root-port'> <model name='pcie-root-port'/> <target chassis='4' port='0x13'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x02' function='0x3'/> </controller> <controller type='virtio-serial' index='0'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x01' slot='0x00' function='0x0'/> </controller> <interface type='bridge'> <mac address='52:54:00:95:b6:95'/> <source bridge='br0'/> <model type='e1000-82545em'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x02' slot='0x00' function='0x0'/> </interface> <serial type='pty'> <target type='isa-serial' port='0'> <model name='isa-serial'/> </target> </serial> <console type='pty'> <target type='serial' port='0'/> </console> <channel type='unix'> <target type='virtio' name='org.qemu.guest_agent.0'/> <address type='virtio-serial' controller='0' bus='0' port='1'/> </channel> <input type='tablet' bus='usb'> <address type='usb' bus='0' port='1'/> </input> <input type='mouse' bus='ps2'/> <input type='keyboard' bus='ps2'/> <graphics type='vnc' port='-1' autoport='yes' websocket='-1' listen='' keymap='en-gb'> <listen type='address' address=''/> </graphics> <video> <model type='qxl' ram='65536' vram='65536' vgamem='16384' heads='1' primary='yes'/> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x00' slot='0x01' function='0x0'/> </video> <memballoon model='virtio'> <address type='pci' domain='0x0000' bus='0x03' slot='0x00' function='0x0'/> </memballoon> </devices> <qemu:commandline> <qemu:arg value='-usb'/> <qemu:arg value='-device'/> <qemu:arg value='usb-mouse,bus=usb-bus.0'/> <qemu:arg value='-device'/> <qemu:arg value='usb-kbd,bus=usb-bus.0'/> <qemu:arg value='-smbios'/> <qemu:arg value='type=2'/> <qemu:arg value='-cpu'/> <qemu:arg value='Penryn,vendor=GenuineIntel,kvm=on,+invtsc,vmware-cpuid-freq=on,'/> </qemu:commandline> </domain>