2018 13 MBP with Akitio and Vega 64 - Catalina broke bootcamp support

2018 13 MBP with Akitio and Vega 64 - Catalina broke bootcamp support  


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Joined: 1 year ago

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to report my experience with Catalina. My setup has been solid on the official versions of OSX; I have been using a maxed out 2018 13in MBP with an Akitio Node and a Vega 64. I was utilizing Goalque's automate egpu script installed onto a usb thumb drive, and everything worked great.

Ever since I updated to Catalina, no matter what I do I can't get into bootcamp with an EGPU. Goalque's boot manager always says "egpu not connected" no matter whether I hot or cold plug, and if I try booting windows anyway with it, windows just hangs on the loading screen. I can only boot windows with the egpu totally disconnected.

Has anyone else experienced this, and is there a way around it?


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Joined: 3 years ago

Give rEFInd a try... it’s fallen out of favour but it’s been rock solid for me. Different Macbook to me, but still...

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@paradoxical3 You can try reformatting the drive/volume that contains automate-eGPU EFI then reinstall it. Likely there’s changes within bootable variables the current automate-eGPU EFI loader couldn’t resolve which causes the boot hang.


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