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NavilleZhang
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November 9, 2018 6:24 pm  
Posted by: theitsage

@navillezhang I see you're plugging the eGPU to the left TB3 port under PCIe Controller 1905. What happens when you plug it to the right TB3 port under PCIe Controller 1909? Try uninstalling all AMD and Nvidia graphics drivers first using DDU. Then hot-plug your RTX 2080 Ti eGPU to the right TB3 port closest to the display hinge.

And I've uninstalled AMD drivers with DDU already

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NavilleZhang
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November 9, 2018 7:17 pm  

I did some tests and it seems like as long as I'm using dGPU, plug in the eGPU doesn't result in a bluescreen, only error 12.
My final question is,  again, is it the possible that this eGPU itself is broken. Even speculation is perfectly fine since the return window is closing very soon.

Thanks!

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November 9, 2018 7:20 pm  

@navillezhang Only way to verify that would be to place it in a known-good configuration (such as a PC). Since the GPU isn’t working out for you anyway, might as well return it and try another. There’s also news of 2080 Ti’s failing recently.

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November 9, 2018 8:12 pm  

So, I just tried booting up with my usb stick, disabled all security required, and when I select efi, the screen goes black and I see a piece of code for a split second and then it stays black the entire time. Can't get to the menu to set up..nothing. I'm running on a Imac Pro 18core 128 with Mojave 10.14.1

Please let me know what options I have. My EGPU is a Razer CoreX with a 1080ti card. Thanks in advance.

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November 9, 2018 11:48 pm  
Posted by: Charles Paek

So, I just tried booting up with my usb stick, disabled all security required, and when I select efi, the screen goes black and I see a piece of code for a split second and then it stays black the entire time. Can't get to the menu to set up..nothing. I'm running on a Imac Pro 18core 128 with Mojave 10.14.1

Please let me know what options I have. My EGPU is a Razer CoreX with a 1080ti card. Thanks in advance.

With my iMac Pro, I never needed anything special to make it work with an eGPU under either Windows or macOS, just plugg it that is it (used with a 1080Ti).

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Eightarmedpet
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November 10, 2018 9:38 am  
Posted by: goalque
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Couple of questions...

1. I assume the EFI folder can be put in any FAT32 partition/drive? ie on your boot drive or a larger external (will be trying with the latter once my Core arrives).
2. Any need/want for GUI? Something to make it look as elegant as it works and also ownable? Happy to help if so (port of custom eGPU.io rEFInd theme?).
3. It's no real issue, but any idea why when I first booted using this boot manager Windows had to relearn all my peripherals ("setting up device" notifications popped up) including egpu and I had to reinstall drivers?

I'll try and work out the only getting 4K option myself, assume its Intel driver related.

Sorry for the late reply.

1) Possibly but use other partition name than "EFI".
2) GUI is not possible atm because my text-only boot screen code is written from scratch, not based on rEFInd or other projects. However, GUI would be nice if I have time. I might take a look at this: https://github.com/abdyfranco/next-loader
3) The included apple_set_os.efi does something that makes hardware more accessible, enumeration might be different. Or you used another TB port.

Totally missed this...
I'm having a few irregularities with the boot loader, unable to get it working on my main storage drive, not a massive issue, but an odd one. Also finding it sometimes hangs on "saving" and I gave it a good few mins but it didn't progress, also found sometimes the eGPU isn't detected in W10 so have to boot normally and hot plug then on reboot EFI Boot is fine. I've reverted back to my 1070 for now as things feel safer with Nvidia.
Reg GUI - if you need any help on that just ask.
Also, did you remove the automated version?

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November 10, 2018 9:09 pm  

I can't do it why ?
I can't make it work, I have the usb when I press alt, but when I click it goes to macbook to chose a startup disk... I don't see that interface that you showed me.
I can't install refind too i don't know why. When I had my macbook pro 2016 it was easier. Now I have a 10.14 Mojave MB 2018.

Hope you can help me how to install this on my Macbook 🙂

Thanks

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November 10, 2018 9:13 pm  

@eightarmedpet It's there and was updated a little since you last used it:

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/automate-egpu-efi-egpu-boot-manager-for-macos-and-windows/paged/7/#post-46528

I made a request for this to be linked on the first page but hasn't been done yet.

@antony_marques Ensure Secure Boot is disabled and boot from external media is allowed on your 2018 MBP. Google how to change that if not aware. You can use purge-wrangler.sh alternatively (still secure boot must be disabled).

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
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November 10, 2018 9:14 pm  

I have the sip disable it's what you meant ? 
I need to check purge-wrangler.sh then. I can't really do it don't know why

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November 11, 2018 12:02 am  
Posted by: mac_editor

@antony_marques Secure Boot is different from SIP.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208330

Ok thanks I entered ! But when I plug-in egpu it doesn’t detect it right way.. I know we should type the commands but it’s on the efi ? Because I can’t do nothing there. Tried to login on Mac by the efi usb and it’s frozen. I pressed R and now it has detected the egpu but I can't still type the commands

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November 11, 2018 12:50 am  
Posted by: Antony Marques

Ok thanks I entered ! But when I plug-in egpu it doesn’t detect it right way.. I know we should type the commands but it’s on the efi ? Because I can’t do nothing there. Tried to login on Mac by the efi usb and it’s frozen. I pressed R and now it has detected the egpu but I can't still type the commands

Not sure what you're trying to do here and what commands you are referring to. Create the EFI disk (name it something other than EFI), select it on boot, and choose macOS. Then plug in eGPU, log out/log in if needed.

You can use this to create EFI disk:

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/automate-egpu-efi-egpu-boot-manager-for-macos-and-windows/paged/7/#post-46528  

purge-wrangler.shpurge-nvda.shset-eGPU.shautomate-eGPU EFI Installer
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November 11, 2018 2:08 am  

Ok to clarify, I had a old efi that was causing me freezing when loading Mac OS X. I can get in os x at least now.
My question was related to if I should or my egpu when connecting efi or after login mac os x (it wasn't clear in text). But I saw other posts and i know now it's after login in OS X
After all these hours still didn't worked, installed purge but it doesn't have my drivers for mojave, but still tried it anyway nothing happened. I tried the mud settings even if I haven't dedicated egpu. nothing. All I get it's a black screen in my external monitor.
Egpu is working behind but nothing happens. Tried different ways even with apple.set, nothing. Tried connected before boot efi, it says he recognise my egpu but had the same problem black screen too (But only external monitor, internal is great). Got an idea what could I being doing wrong ? Mac 10.14.1 Mojave Macbook pro 2018 13inch

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November 11, 2018 6:57 am  

@antony_marques Wait for NVIDIA drivers on Mojave or use High Sierra. Old EFI does not support 2018 MBP.

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November 11, 2018 8:41 am  
Posted by: mac_editor

@antony_marques Wait for NVIDIA drivers on Mojave or use High Sierra. Old EFI does not support 2018 MBP.

Oh ok so it is the drivers fault it means you don’t have Mojave’s ? Thanks 🙂 and good work. What’s the difference of using automate for windows , it’s more fast ?

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November 12, 2018 8:00 am  

Ok, I give up. There is no way I can make a Radeon card to work on my 13" rMBP mid-2014. I cannot bypass error Code 12. I tried all workarounds that I've found in this forum and outside, and I cannot waste more time. I will just swap cards to a nVidia if I need to play in Windows (NVidia cards work fine just disabling the iSight camera, no DSDT modification is even needed) and stick to Radeon under macOS.
If anyone has a new idea on how to make Radeon cards to be assigned Large Memory resources, I'm all ears 🙂

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November 12, 2018 9:24 am  
Posted by: mac_editor

@eightarmedpet It's there and was updated a little since you last used it:

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/automate-egpu-efi-egpu-boot-manager-for-macos-and-windows/paged/7/#post-46528

I made a request for this to be linked on the first page but hasn't been done yet.

@antony_marques Ensure Secure Boot is disabled and boot from external media is allowed on your 2018 MBP. Google how to change that if not aware. You can use purge-wrangler.sh alternatively (still secure boot must be disabled).

Ahh cheers for the reply... I may give it another go, although I now have the original working on 2 different USB's which is promising, I was worried my first (successful) attempt was somehow a fluke I'd never be able to reproduce!

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November 13, 2018 9:38 am  

Non responses for,my question : with the boot EFI it can seems that we can’t choose what partition to boot from ? 

I didn’t find anything about that in the forum, I read several topics about the Pure EFI stuff 🙂

Regards

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November 13, 2018 9:47 am  
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Non responses for,my question : with the boot EFI it can seems that we can’t choose what partition to boot from ? 

I didn’t find anything about that in the forum, I read several topics about the Pure EFI stuff 🙂

Regards

Multiple partitions are not supported. Only one for macOS and one for Windows.

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/automate-egpu-efi-egpu-boot-manager-for-macos-and-windows/#post-45468

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November 13, 2018 1:34 pm  

Can anyone confirm this solution works for iMac @ Bootcamp mode ?
Reading through all the pages - can't find any confirmation.

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November 13, 2018 3:36 pm  

Thanx Goalque,

I will make my test this week-end then, some backup to do... I will try the EFI solution with the hack to get Mojave on unsuported hardware.

Regards

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November 15, 2018 10:06 am  

After not using my eGPU for a week its no longer working for me... nothing has changed, nothing has been updated... but when I boot using the EFI boot loader the eGPU isn't detected (nothing in Device manager).
It's fixable by booting normally and hot plugging, but even after that if I go back to using the EFI bootloader the eFGPU isn't recognised.

Anyone any ideas what could be causing this?

It felt more stable when using my AMD card (now sold), I was using it for about a week solid with no issues, could this have anything to do with it? Does the Bootloader read your system on first run and then stick to those settings?

Edit: So wiped and reformatted the USB as per these instructions after having the USB hang on "Saving" part of boot (think I formatted it wrong). Booted back up just fine with reformatted USB but again no eGPU detection. Unplugged and replugged the Core and it was detected and no BSOD (so maybe hot plugging works now). 

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November 15, 2018 11:31 am  

Everything works for me but the EFI doesn't actually detect the eGPU. I don't think it's an issue but I thought it was worth sharing.

Running a 13" MBP tb 2016 with a Venus Mantiz (Not updated firmware because its a hassle on Bootcamp afaik) and an RX 580 LE (macOS 10.14 recognizes it as a RX 580 so the Limited Edition shouldn't cause any issues.

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November 15, 2018 11:48 am  
Posted by: Stormbreaker

Everything works for me but the EFI doesn't actually detect the eGPU. I don't think it's an issue but I thought it was worth sharing.

Running a 13" MBP tb 2016 with a Venus Mantiz (Not updated firmware because its a hassle on Bootcamp afaik) and an RX 580 LE (macOS 10.14 recognizes it as a RX 580 so the Limited Edition shouldn't cause any issues.

Mine isn't detected either, but it never is and works fine. You had any issues with error 12?

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touchbar + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder3) + Win10
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November 15, 2018 2:48 pm  
Posted by: Eightarmedpet
Posted by: Stormbreaker

Everything works for me but the EFI doesn't actually detect the eGPU. I don't think it's an issue but I thought it was worth sharing.

Running a 13" MBP tb 2016 with a Venus Mantiz (Not updated firmware because its a hassle on Bootcamp afaik) and an RX 580 LE (macOS 10.14 recognizes it as a RX 580 so the Limited Edition shouldn't cause any issues.

Mine isn't detected either, but it never is and works fine. You had any issues with error 12?

I had to Disable port #10 - 9D19 following this guide  https://egpu.io/forums/pc-setup/2016-macbook-pro-solving-egpu-error-12-in-windows-10/

I used an older version of the EFI fix before replacing it with this one but besides that I never had any issues with error 12 afterwards

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November 17, 2018 4:06 pm  

Hi @goalque, thank you a lot of your EFI-solution! Unfortunately, after couple of weeks, today something  crushed my MBP. The monitor went black and never lit again. Nothing worked for me, I just could not boot (or couldn't see it because of black internal display). Recovery Mode (CMD+R), something that alway worked with all my MacBooks before, was just not possible.

I had to go to a service Center and they had to reset the PRAM/NVRAM completely in order to make the display run again.

Now is my question: I still want to use the nVidia Card under MacOSX. If I use one of the other solutions (like purge-wrangler, macos-egpu), can they have the same effect? It looks to me that they alter more the MacOSX System but won't affect the booting itself?

Am I correct with this?
Thank you very much for some advice!

PS: Please be aware, this is no complain at all, I was very happy with your solution! Thank you.

PS2: It may be important that today there was an update of nVidia driver and I did update those drivers half an hour before the display went black.

2018 15" MBP & 2013 13" MBP connected to RTX2080Ti GTX1080Ti GTX1080 Vega56 RX580 R9-290 GTX680


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November 17, 2018 5:02 pm  

@oliverb Thanks for the report. I don't know what you did, what macOS version, or what Mac model you were using. I see from your post history that it may be either 2015 13" MBP or 2018 15" MBP.

The 2015 13" MBP firmware blocks all newer Nvidia cards during the POST, therefore it's always recommended to boot without the eGPU plugged in.

https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/mbp-egpu-detection-issues/#post-34

If it was a 2018 MBP, I hope you read the instructions: If you happen to have a T2 chip equipped Mac, check that you have checked "No Security" and "Allow booting from external media".

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November 17, 2018 5:32 pm  

@goalque, thank you for you reply!

Actually, we just have found the reason for the problems  and it has nothing to do with your EFI-Loader, which works so well!

It was just: The display brightness was set very, very dark and once you shutdown your MPB Touchpad (!) in this state, it stays dark! What a nonsense! An NVRAM/PRAM helps and of course that wasn't related at all with your great software!

After some more time I found out, that the effect was nevetheless caused by the bootloader. Some it just "destroys" the internal display

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November 17, 2018 7:43 pm  
Posted by: Stormbreaker

Running a 13" MBP tb 2016 with a Venus Mantiz (Not updated firmware because its a hassle on Bootcamp afaik) and an RX 580 LE (macOS 10.14 recognizes it as a RX 580 so the Limited Edition shouldn't cause any issues.

Stormbreaker
I tried to run the firmware update tool from W10 on bootcamp, it gave an error 0x208 SDK NOT FOUND but Ithought it was because I had not managed to install the eGPU. Probably it was, but if you say it is complicated I will try to find a PC with Thunderbolt 3.
Or there is any other solution ? A firmware tool on Mac does not exist?

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November 17, 2018 8:15 pm  

Ok, so it’s not working for me.
When I boot it with the EFI usb I hit the Q key and then what do I need to do next?

Because when I select ‘Load Mac Os’ and hit enter. It says: ‘Saving...’ for ages. So basically it freezes?

When I restart my Macbook again in EFI mode with the EGPU already connected it shows my EGPU in the first screen. But also then it freezes when  I select and enter ‘Load Mac OS’.

So what am I doing wrong?
The previous method from Goalque worked like a charm but I had a clean install on my mac lately so need to make my EGPU get to work again.

Hopefully somebody can help me out asap.

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), 10.13.6 (17G65), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Box 550W


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November 17, 2018 8:45 pm  
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Ok, so it’s not working for me.
When I boot it with the EFI usb I hit the Q key and then what do I need to do next?

Because when I select ‘Load Mac Os’ and hit enter. It says: ‘Saving...’ for ages. So basically it freezes?

When I restart my Macbook again in EFI mode with the EGPU already connected it shows my EGPU in the first screen. But also then it freezes when  I select and enter ‘Load Mac OS’.

So what am I doing wrong?
The previous method from Goalque worked like a charm but I had a clean install on my mac lately so need to make my EGPU get to work again.

Hopefully somebody can help me out asap.

I had the same problem, mine was due to me formatting the USB wrong, following these instructions fixed the issue.

2017 13" MacBook Pro Touchbar + [email protected] (AKiTiO Thunder3) + Win10
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November 17, 2018 8:53 pm  

Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply 🙂
Works like a charm again!

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November 18, 2018 5:14 pm  
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Posted by: Stormbreaker

Running a 13" MBP tb 2016 with a Venus Mantiz (Not updated firmware because its a hassle on Bootcamp afaik) and an RX 580 LE (macOS 10.14 recognizes it as a RX 580 so the Limited Edition shouldn't cause any issues.

Stormbreaker
I tried to run the firmware update tool from W10 on bootcamp, it gave an error 0x208 SDK NOT FOUND but Ithought it was because I had not managed to install the eGPU. Probably it was, but if you say it is complicated I will try to find a PC with Thunderbolt 3.
Or there is any other solution ? A firmware tool on Mac does not exist?

This issue was solved using a setup installer application hidden in the folders. It is evident that the SDK library needs to be installed first.
Bootcamp is till not recognising the eGPU but at least I can start the TB Software.

Mac Mini 2012 i7, Mac book Pro 2016 15" with TB, eGPU Galax/KFA2


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November 20, 2018 9:07 am  

Hi @goalque,

Thanks for all effort.
I have bought the eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 570 to use with my MacBook Air 13' - mid 2013 using the Bootcamp.

I have done this steps:

1) Boot from the external USB drive (hold down the Option key and select "EFI Boot"), eGPU disconnected.

2) Hot plug the eGPU after logged in. Your script detected the eGPU:


 

3) I have press q and then put ON in the Launch in startup ON/OFF option and press Load Windows:

 

3- Window start and ..... freeze. The mouse and keyboard not work. I can't login because the keyboard and mouse not work. For test purposes I have removed the login option... to pass that part and ... the windows login... I see the desktop all icons but the keyboard and mouse NOT respond! Is like ..... freeze... no complete freeze because the clock change.... I cant do anything.

hummm.... other test. I have change the config.plist:

Edit config.plist

<key>MuxSetting</key>
<integer>1</integer>


nope. Same problem.... 

When I boot from the USB drive -> EFI Boot the windows ALWAYS have that problem "freeze" ...  with or without eGPU connected!!
My suspicion is that it is some "EFI Boot" option that is blocking the system. It's not from eGPU because, like I have said, I have tested with or without eGPU connected!

I have also tried this :
https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/thunderbolt-3-egpu-with-late-2016-macbook-pro/#post-49
(your steps to create one EFI Shell...)

AND I have always the same problem : keyboard and mouse NOT respond! Is like ..... freeze... no complete freeze because the clock change...
I dont know if helps but... one note... this eGPU not need external monitor... but for test purposes I have also connect one and I get a black screen of that external monitor.
I have tried all kind of things and nothing 🙁

Any idea how can solve Windows problem? 

About the mac OSX:
From MacOSX - High Sierra... I have already used the AMD script to enable it on my macbook air because I didnt have seen this post before.
https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/script-enable-egpu-on-tb1-2-macs-on-macos-10-13-4/  
https://egpu.io/forums/mac-setup/script-enable-egpu-on-tb1-2-macs-on-macos-10-13-4/paged/15/#post-37553

and it work great.

 

I did uninstall anything... because everythig is working ....
Now, I have follow those steps to work on Windows Bootcamp.

Any idea how can solve Windows problem? 

[UPDATE]
I have notice that if I delete the file apple_set_os.efi windows will not freeze!
I dont have here my eGPU.... I will update this post today after testing it....

[UPDATE 2] Now with your without the file apple_set_os.efi  ... freeze always in this screen:

 

Note, in the begining I always have this screen that show very fast:

 

How to clean this.... nothing work.... always freeze where... before works but had that windows problem... now... without any change, I get the problem. ?!?!?! What to do ?

Many thanks,
Ricardo Figueira

Macbook Air (1,3 GHz Intel Core i5 mid-2013) | Memory: 8GB, High Sierra | eGFX Breakaway Puck Radeon RX 570


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November 20, 2018 8:52 pm  

@ricardo_figueira

AFAIK, apple_set_os interface doesn't exist on Macs released before Late 2013. I'm afraid this app will not help you in any way on Windows.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi
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