So if you’ve been keeping up to date (pun intended), you’ll know that MacOS 10.15.3 is now a thing, that appears to just be a few bugfixes. So that won’t be a problem right, the Hackintoshes can update just fine, right?
Well it’s all fun and games until the computer doesn’t recognize its boot device.
Furthermore, it’s the very definition of “corrupt BIOS”, where I can select a boot device, but any boot device causes it to just completely lock up, and requires a hard reset to actually do anything.
Welcome to Hackintoshing, where it feels like every step of the way you’re trying to bash a circular peg into a triangular hole. Better still, once I got a new T440 ready and hardware swapped over, well, this is all I see:
IOConsoleUsers: time(0) 0->0, lin 0, llk 1, IOConsoleUsers: gIOScreenLockState 3, hs 0, bs 0, now 0, sm 0x0
For those unfamiliar, this is MacOS refusing to load because… well heck if I’ll ever know. Nothing fixed it. Time Machine didn’t fix it. Restoring external backups didn’t fix it. Reinstalling didn’t fix it. What did? Wiping and reinstalling. I’m on a completely fresh install as I write this, I’m just glad I have Time Machine for my user data, and meticulous notes for everything else to put it back to working order.
See, I’ve seen OS updating fail, but I’ve never seen an update fail this spectacularly. To quote my friend, “it’s almost like they want you to buy a MacBook or something.” Huh, I wonder. But no, I will find a way to make it work. It may take time, but it will work.