- Jul 30, 2019
Maybe this also helps. I deleted all the temp files and tried again. You can see the folder it created on the USB drive and it's empty...
You can still do it blindly and learn where your HD is with how many arrow keys it takesI've done this & can see the Mojave boot drive (NVMe) but even when I select it in W10 Bootcamp control panel to restart in Mac, it'll boot back into W10.
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Since my graphics card is non-EFI (RX 580) I don't get the boot selection screen.
Use Boot Manager Menu. There's Nothing easier. Disabling SIP seems to mess up booting into it, and when Enabled it seems fine again.While I still can't use the Option key blind at boot, I found that the "Startup Disk" preference panel works just fine. That's not as convenient as choosing the boot drive at startup, but it's more practical than keeping a Windows 10 boot DVD in the SuperDrive at all times.
@greg97 I had a similar problem. IIRC, the path changed a little bit in the latest release of the Bootcamp drivers. Try using Windows Explorer to drill down through some of the Bootcamp5 subfolders. I think I had to actually right click on "setup.exe" in Bootcamp5 and/or Bootcamp61, and then select "Run as administrator."
Thanks for the inspiration @imrazor! I was actually able to follow the instructions from here:@greg97 I had a similar problem. IIRC, the path changed a little bit in the latest release of the Bootcamp drivers. Try using Windows Explorer to drill down through some of the Bootcamp5 subfolders. I think I had to actually right click on "setup.exe" in Bootcamp5 and/or Bootcamp61, and then select "Run as administrator."
Everything went flawlessly...not sure why, since those instructions aren't too much different from post # 214 which are very similar? Anyways, now that I have Windows on my Mac for the first time, just curious if anyone is using any virus protection for Win10? (I used to use Avast on the Mac side, but was told to get rid of it since Macs don't really need it!). Thanks again!NEVERMIND! I did is the hard way... dug into the temp files and put the files where they needed to go - it helped using this: https://www.crystalidea.com/blog/classic-mac-pro-and-windows
I'm currently trying to do this to re-install Windows 10 from a clean slate but I can't get anything to show (I'm using an RX 560) any suggestions? It's a fresh disc. I can hear the superdrive spinning up and down for about a minute but then it slows down and goes silent, still a black screen.Hold "C" is the short key to direct boot from super drive / USB, no EFI card required.
Once the installer GPU driver is loaded. The RX580 will display.
Yeah I'm using a 4,1 flashed to a 5,1; since holding C doesn't really seem to work I assume I can try setting the disk as startup? resetting pram resets it to macOS anywaysI'm assuming you are also on an old Mac Pro given you say you are using an RX560?
It looks like your Mac does think the DVD is bootable if it appears there so if you are wanting to start fresh you could erase the existing Windows drive (perhaps make a clone else where first in case you need to restore it) and remove the Mac disk from the machine. Then try again booting from the optical drive by holding down "C".
It does take an age to boot from the DVD from what I saw.
I'll try it in drivebay 1, the windows SSD is in bay 2; I don't have anything else connected eitherAt least you know the DVD installer is OK. I also formatted the SSD in MacOS before booting from the DVD but although the guide in this thread says the drive can be in any slot I couldn't get it seen when in bay 4 (not sure if this was to do with the the 3.5 to 2.5 adaptor). I ended up removing and disconnecting all drives except the optical drive and moving the new SSD to drive bay 1.
Also worth removing anything other than the mouse and keyboard connected to the Mac if the trouble persists.
Nothing changed when putting it in Bay 1, booting it normally doesn't even engage the superdrive; holding C does, but nothing ever shows up and the disc stops spinning a minute or so after.I'll try it in drivebay 1, the windows SSD is in bay 2; I don't have anything else connected either
If it can work with the macOS SSD in there, you can install Windows with the macOS SSD installed. Just be careful not to format the wrong drive.Yeah I'm using a 4,1 flashed to a 5,1; since holding C doesn't really seem to work I assume I can try setting the disk as startup? resetting pram resets it to macOS anyways
Edit: I formatted the windows SSD (exFat/mbr, I assume it doesn't matter since the windows installer formats as ntfs?), Set the installer disc as startup, turned off the mac, and booted. (I forgot to take out the macOS ssd) the installer did show up in around 5 minutes or so after booting, so I now know it works; but I had to turn the mac back off to take out the macOS SSD.
I re-tried the process and now the installer doesn't show.. a bit stumped here, do I need the macOS drive in it?.. After selecting the installer as startup *in macOS*, turning it off and removing the macOS SSD, it doesn't boot the installer automatically, nor when I hold C. Only when I have the macOS drive in the system..