VE Version 8 - and Ventura

glennswest

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Had a perfectly running ventura vm with pass thru, and now I get the mac logo with no progress bar movement.
Everything was working before the upgrade in 7.4, then upgrade to 8, and no more mac :(
Any ideas of what would trigger this, and the fix?
 
Im not sure if you're using clover or opencore.
But my first instinct would be to update it.

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Otherwise boot into single user mode, to see what happens actually during the boot process instead of the stupid apple logo.

In clover that was pressing shift+s as far i remember, but could be ctrl+s.

Otherwise clover and opencore use both an configuration plist.
You could enable there logging.
Such a log shows usually the error, what failed to inject, acpi table errors and so on.

At least that's what i would do for debugging.

But im personally running clover, and not as an VM....
I simply use my asus ultrabook, modified even the bios for it, basically edited acpi tables and disabled the msr lock.

However, have fun, osx takes always a lot of nerves and time :)
 
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^%$#$@#$ Bios settings.
When I did my upgrade it hung in middle, and so I had to resume. Ended up with no network.
So I had to reset bios to defaults.
In that process - settings got trashed in bios. The "Intelligent" memory option got turned on, and of course its a "dumb" option, that
disables PCI express passthru in ventura. Fixed now. Will go thru later and photograph all settings.
Happy to have proxmox 8, and ventura running (And typing this).

Now I can check out the "network" issue I was having in 7. Pxeboot time.
 
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^%$#$@#$ Bios settings.
When I did my upgrade it hung in middle, and so I had to resume. Ended up with no network.
So I had to reset bios to defaults.
In that process - settings got trashed in bios. The "Intelligent" memory option got turned on, and of course its a "dumb" option, that
disables PCI express passthru in ventura. Fixed now. Will go thru later and photograph all settings.
Happy to have proxmox 8, and ventura running (And typing this).

Now I can check out the "network" issue I was having in 7. Pxeboot time.
The last thing i would have thought are bios settings:)

Just curious, what are you doing for gpu acceleration? Passthrough an gpu and use sth like whatevergreen or are you using virtio gpu?

Because that's the only thing actually that makes me curious, since macos is almost useless without gpu accel and i never tryed it on proxmox.

Cheers
 
It was 100% bios settings. I need to shutdown and photograph them for reference.
There a "magic" memory mode, that on by default, that is like dos days games that messes up ventura big time.
Turning it off, everything is good.

The whole gpu is passthru completely to the guest, actually I have a separate usb3 card that is passthru as well.
So my keyboard/mice/sound/camera has zero delays. Im running a really fast mac on intel. :)

I love it. The upgrade to 8 was my complication. And I had forgot about the bios changes.

Promox would be even better if they would default all the needed for gpu passthru. There one time changes, but a small debian module could fix those. As there well known.

I have a script even to switch me from mac to windows. Full gpu accelarated gaming on 3 screens :)

I also run a butch of dev vm on the sides.

Hardware choices for osx are key, but lots of things out there, and I've started a presentation on my config.
$120 motherboard, 192gig of ram, and 4tb of pcie gen 4 ssd makes a great machine.
 
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Hello i'm having similar issues. I run an i7-6700T and i want to passthrough my iGPU. On Ubuntu it works without problems but on MacOS12 Monterey it doesnt. I used the NickSherlock Guide and i uses his opencore V20. Can you elaborate more about the BIOS? Is it the Proxmox BIOS(Guest) or the BIOS of the host? How can i acess it. I'm not proficient with the UEFI shell. Thank you for your help!
 

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