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Nicholas
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@mac_editor, Keep up the great work .. Much appreciated .. Also I just tested Windows 11 on a bootable drive through vmware fusion and basically the same issues with getting the egpu to play nicely with windows 10 same problems all over again like with macOS catalina stability .. 

 

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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@nicholas, your issues are not related this thread. Please create a separate topic.

 

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

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2014 15-inch MacBook Pro 750M
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Netcho
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I have an issue creating FAT32 on my internal APFS SSD. That is the one I use to boot into the OS too. I guess the only option would be USB dongle?

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@netcho, what’s the issue?

 

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

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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Netcho
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I cannot create a partition on the internal drive. I can add only AFPS volume.

 

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MacBook Pro 2015 15” 2.5 GHz

 
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@netcho, add a partition, not APFS volume. Click on container disk and add partition from there.

 

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

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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Netcho
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@mac_editor, Like I said, for some reason I cannot 😞 

 

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@netcho, you were doing it wrong the first time (volume != partition). This is a different issue - your APFS container minimum size = total disk size. Hence you cannot add a new partition. You can try this:  https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8501670

Or try:

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If that doesn't work, then yes you'll need a external drive.

 

Author: kryptonitepurge-wranglertbt-flashpurge-nvdaset-eGPU
Insights Into macOS Video Editing Performance

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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Netcho
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@mac_editor, That actually did it. I did 100MB partition size.

 

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Bad kernel panic on boot. Deleted the partition for Kryptonite and still got the panic. Reset Nvram and still got panic. Somehow after many panics I got to my external recovery which also gave panics in the beginning. Hopefully reinstalling the OS on top will fix this panic issue so I can go back to the old and trusted Purge Wrangler. 

no idea what went wrong. I plugged the arguments for AMD under NVRAM, did the SIP on, blessed kriptonite, was able to see kriptonite volume and selected macOS which produced the panic restarts. 

 

***Update: I was able to reinstall the OS on top of my current panic OS and after 30 min all was good. Back to purge wangler until we figure out what went wrong.

 

Here is step by step what I did:

1. Made FAT32 partition with Disk utility. Made the size of it 100MB.

2. Copied the unzipped EFI folder under the new drive.

3. Edited with Text Edit the config file and under NVRAM section edited like this:

"<key>NVRAM</key>

<dict>
<key>Add</key>
<dict>
<key>7C436110-AB2A-4BBB-A880-FE41995C9F82</key>
<dict>
<key>boot-args</key>
<string>krygpu=AMD</string>
</dict>"
4. Blessed the new FAT drive. I still had Purge Wrangler on so before rebooting I uninstalled it and rebooted.
5. I plugged my USB Recovery disk and held Option key(don't ask me but since I originally installed the first release of macOS 11 it never wants to boot into my recovery from the disk and wants to go to online recovery so that is why I have now USB recovery)
6. Enabled SIP
7. Rebooted and went to Kryptonite which was visible now.
8. Choose MacOS disk
9. Panic after panic even panic when trying to boot to my USB recovery.
10. Somehow Recovery under Kryptonite booted
11. Deleted Kryptonite as I read if this partition is gone it will go back to normal.
12. It did not. Panic continued.
13. Reset NVRAM with CMD+Opt+P+R
14. Panic continued.
15. Somehow it went to my USB drive and I was able to reinstall on top of the current OS.
16. Back to normal.
 
@mac_editor Any idea?
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MacBook Pro 2015 15” 2.5 GHz

 
2015 15" MacBook Pro (R9 M370X) [4th,4C,H] + RX Vega 56 @ 16Gbps-TB2>TB3 (Razer Core X) + macOS 10.14.4 [build link]  


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