Configuration / Boot
At this section you can add "Boot Flags" and "Kernel Flags" to be used by the system... Here we will list only Clover's proprietary "Boot Flags", different flags, like for example, npci=0x2000, npci=0x3000, darkwake=0, etc..., should work as expected...
-v- Verbose Boot.
-s- Boot OS X into Single User Mode.
-x- Boot OS X into SafeBoot (Safe Mode).
MountEFI=yes/diskX- Mount EFI partition at every boot or from disk X (X = disk number).
LogLineCount=0- Set maximum number of lines for log file, default 0 (no Limit).
LogLocation=PATH- Set the path for the log files to be saved.
LogEveryBoot=Yes/No- Save log files at every boot.
Necessary for loading old versions of Windows and Linux. Greatly depends on hardware and BIOS. Several algorithms were developed to allow customisation:
LegacyBiosDefault- for UEFI BIOS variants containing protocol LegacyBios
PBRtest- PBR boot algorithm
PBR- Another PBR boot algorithm
Additionally for UEFI boot you may specify which HDD to boot (not only the first one).
<key>Legacy</key> <string>LegacyBiosDefault</string> <key>LegacyBiosDefaultEntry</key> <integer>2</integer>
The boot loader will pause for 5 seconds after starting before automatically loading an operating system. If a key is pressed during this period of time, the countdown is stopped. Options:
0- GUI is not invoked, the OS is loaded instantly
-1- GUI is invoked, automatic OS loading is turned off
Clover must have be able to find a default entry for it to automatically boot into an OS see DefaultVolume below.
NOTE: If the Timeout integer is set to
0, hold any key when powering on to invoke the bootloader GUI.
DefaultVolume is used to specify which entry is the default boot entry in Clover GUI. See also DefaultLoader. It can be set to:
LastBootedVolume- The last booted volume will be set as default one in Clover GUI.
OS X Startup Disk can be used to reboot into another volume, but for the following reboot
DefaultVolume will be used again.
In addition to DefaultVolume above, the path of the loader can be specified as DefaultLoader. This provides more precise default entry selection for Volumes that have multiple Loaders. The value can be the complete path or a unique portion like like file name.
Ignores the setting of Startup Disk panel and allows booting into the same operating system at all times.
Formerly known as "Log" before revision 3064
If you are unable to boot into the Clover you can use this setting to produces a debug output to
/EFI/CLOVER/misc/debug.log. This log then can be assessed to find out what the problem is. !WARNING turning on this log will dramatically increase loading time as it has to write the log to the disk as it goes. So please be patient and give plenty of time before reseting your computer.
Similar to setting
* nvram.plist will be searched only until first occurrence
* does not search for the best video mode
* does not load themes and graphics
* no chance to enter the GUI
Having this parameter enabled might not really have any big effect.
Instead, you can try a custom compilation: * disable GUI in CloverEFI (3 seconds difference) * only search for Sata0 drivers (9 seconds difference)
<key>XMPDetection</key> <true/> OR <false/> OR <string>Yes/No</string>
Detect best eXtreme Memory Profile when detecting memory or disable XMP detection.
Secure Boot protocol, a contorversial subject, will restrict the booting process to signed binaries only. By enabling this option in your BIOS, booting of many operating systems won't be possible anymore, except Windows 8, 2013 and some Linux distributions.
The aim is to use Clover while Secure Boot is enabled. Clover's binary will need to be signed and a certificate to be loaded.
Development here is not finished.
Disables the hibernation state detection.
<key>CustomLogo</key> <true/> OR <false/> OR <string>Apple/Alternate/Theme/None/Path</string> OR <data>PNG/BMP/ICNS base64 data</data>
Enable the drawing of the custom boot logo.
true- Uses the default boot style, Apple.
false- Disables custom boot logo.
Apple- Use the default gray on gray apple logo.
Alternate- Use the alternate white on black apple logo.
Theme- Use the theme boot screen for entry type - NOT IMPLEMENTED.
None- Use no logo only background color, gray if not specified by custom entry.
Path- A file path to load a custom image from
<data>- A base64 encoded PNG, BMP, or ICNS data.
If no option is specified then the boot screen will be drawn only for >= 10.10 Yosemite, so it remains compatible with previous behavior.
CustomLogo key can also be used under GUI/Custom/Entries in conjunction with BootBgColor for a different screen for every OS. However, the graphics output protocol is not in anyway modified so if the OS draws after it is started then it is after the boot screen is drawn and will overwrite the custom logo, at least for now.
Last edited by Maniac10 (Maniac10), 2015-01-25 16:29:08