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ClmJsa
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Hello,

Im using a Mac Mini 2018 with Mac OS Catalina and Windows 10 (1903) + Razer Core X with a Vega 56. With Mac OS the eGpu works just fine but the booting in Windows 10 with the automate-eGPU EFI doesn't work since today. It gets stuck at 'load Windows'.

Any ideas?

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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Ivo Janeček
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Posted by: @ivo_janecek
Posted by: @ivo_janecek

For the first time a tried conect my new box-card and it doesnt work. I am a rookie in this.
My configuration is:

MacBook Pro 13 inc, Mid 2012 Thunderbolt 2
IntelHD Graphics 4000 1536 MB
Catalina 10.15.2

Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8G DDR6
SAPPHIRE GearBox 1 Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Solution

config.plist
<string>boot.efi</string>
<key>MacOSVolumeUUID</key>
<string>034CF024-118C-4EBB-A745-C381609B830D</string>
<key>DefaultVolume</key>

automate-eGPU.efi from 2019-10-21

Some recommendation?

The problem was bad Thundebolt 2 to Th3 adapter and also not original Apple Thunderbolt cable
Now I has original Apple both.
And EGPU works Smile

 

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MacBok Pro (13-inch, Mid2012), Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM
MacOS Catalina
Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8G DDR6
SAPPHIRE GearBox 1 Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Solution


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MiniP
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I'm using a Sonnet Breakaway Puck, from the latest installer instructions it says do not choose the AMD but I should still choose Nvidia, correct?  The previous installation was flawless using with High Sierra on Mac Mini but now want to upgrade to Catalina.  BTW if there is a way to make a contribution via Paypal or some other way I would like to do so.  Its greatly appreciated what you have done.

 

Thanks

 

Mac Mini 2012 i7 Quad Core: Mac Mini 2012 - Sonnet Break Away Puck my signature to give context to my posts


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kautame
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@goalque

Macmini 2012 + Akitio Node + Radeon RX 580 8GB. Everything is working fine with an automate-eGPU USB stick, but since I can't see the boot screen (my Monitors are connected to the Radeon), I always have to wait a few seconds, then click Q and RETURN. Sometimes the boot time is a bit longer and nothing happens (because the video card has not been detected yet and it wasn't time to press Q). I don't use Windows, only Mac OS. Is there a way to really automate the boot so that I don't have to press any button at all?

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Mac mini server (Late 2012)
Akitio Node + Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 580 8GB
Monitors: LG 27UD68 IPS 4K
BenQ E2200HD


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goalque
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@kautame

The text-based boot screen is visible only through the internal display interface, so yes, you always have to type q and enter.

The EFI app is tied to this boot screen and can't be used separately. It is done on purpose to protect others (hackintosh companies) from copying the binary.

automate-eGPU EFIapple_set_os.efi

Mid 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro eGPU Master Thread

 
2018 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + Radeon VII @ 32Gbps-TB3 (ASUS XG Station Pro) + Win10 1809 [build link]  


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Azure
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Hi @goalque

I tried automate-eGPU EFI for the first time yesterday, created the USB stick successfully, option booted, booted OK off the USB stick, hit "q" for the menu, then when I select macOS, the system appears to just hang.  No screen updates (no "saving..." as I've seen other people report), I left it for several minutes but no joy.  Not a big deal as I've been using purge-wrangler (although have had some trouble lately), but thought I'd let you know.

 

macOS 10.13.6

MacBookPro8,2 (Early 2011 15" i7 2.2)

Sonnet Breakaway Box 350 (Apple TB1->TB3 adapter)

Gigabyte Aorus RX580 8GB

MacBookPro8,2 (Early 2011 15" 2720QM, R6750-1GB)
macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
Sonnet Breakaway 350
Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX580 8GB
Apple TB3->TB1 adapter

 
2011 15" MacBook Pro (HD6750M) [2nd,4C,Q] + RX 580 @ 10Gbps-TB1>TB3 (Sonnet Breakaway 350) + macOS 10.13.2 [build link]  


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Anchoricex
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Every time I try to boot from the efi usb, i get sent to the recovery screen with the "unable to verify startup disk" error. 

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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mac_editor
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@anchoricex

Pls add system config. to signature.

"Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed." — Seneca

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance
Launching Apps on Specific (e)GPUs on macOS

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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Mark Marin
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@azure

Same issue I have. I can boot to Windows from the stick, but just hangs if I try to boot to MacOS.

No place to type in the sudo pmset -a gpuswitch 2 and sudo pmset -a gpuswitch 0 because it just freezes (I do not know what these do, or it it has to be booted from the USB to use those commands).

Using the integrated.bat file to link the eGPU to the iGPU just gives me a pattern of white dots moving on a black background. Some say the 2019 15" and 16" MacBook Pros cannot boot to iGPU in Windows - but booting from the USB I have seen the Intel graphics listed but integrated.bat file does not allow me to speed up the internal graphics.

2019 15" MacBook Pro, Razer Core X Chroma, PowerColor Red Devil Radeon 5700 XT


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mac_editor
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@mark_marin

Read main post for Catalina fix.  Based on your signature/system config though, you don’t need this (unless you specifically need Intel GPU in Windows) so not sure why you’re trying. 

"Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed." — Seneca

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance
Launching Apps on Specific (e)GPUs on macOS

Master Threads:
2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
2018 15-inch MacBook Pro

 
2019 13" MacBook Pro [8th,4C,U] + RX Vega 64 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (Mantiz Venus) + macOS 10.14.6 & Win10 [build link]  


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