How to Hide Unwanted Volumes in Clover Bootloader


Does your Clover Bootloader boot menu looks
like this? In this video I will show you how to clean
it up and left there only the options you really want or need. Simply how to hide all unwanted volumes and
boot options. I’m Teresa from morgonaut.cloud and I help
people to save money on their Hackintosh builds. I help them simply to build a perfect Hackintosh. If you are new here, then please click that
subscribe button and hit the bell next to it, so you won’t miss any of my future videos. After release of macOS High Sierra and APFS
– the new Apple File System, Hackintosh users noticed some strange named boot options like
Preboot or VM. But it’s not just about macOS High Sierra,
APFS is of course in the latest macOS Mojave too. Also if you dual boot with Windows you can
see some other unwanted boot options in the Clover boot menu. So what about you would want to have just
one icon for macOS and one for Windows? I will show you now really very easy and fast
way how to do it. Let’s have a look now at real life example
on one of my machines running macOS Mojave. I have only one system disk with one system
installed in this machine. But Clover Bootloader shows me in total 4
options. Some FileVault Prebooter from Preboot, Recovery
etc. So let’s boot into the system now. Open the Clover Configurator, mount your system
EFI and open your config.plist. In the left column navigate to GUI section. And look at the top right. Hide Volumes. Bingo 🙂 But what to fill into those fields? We need to find out the correct partition
names. Don’t worry, again it’s very easy. Open Terminal application of your choice (I’ll
use now the native Terminal App) and execute this command: diskutil list. Great, here you can see the exact partition
names. So if my goal would be to hide all boot options
and have only one with the main macOS Mojave boot, I would need to hide Preboot and Recovery
partition. So let’s add new field with the little plus
sign and write into it Preboot. Hit Enter and again the same for the Recovery
partition. Great. Save your config and just reboot your Hackintosh. As you can see in Clover boot menu I have
now only one option to boot, the macOS Mojave itself. If you want revert back and see again all available options, just simply delete those
entries you filled into the Hide field by clicking the minus button, save your config
and reboot. Of course Clover offers lot more options for
hiding and revealing partitions and boot options like direct UUID of disks and disks paths
etc., but I think for 99.9% of people this tutorial will be enough for their needs. If you want to cleanup some Windows partitions,
you can for example disable the “legacy” option in Clover Configurator in your config.plist. So this way you can easily and fast hide unwanted
macOS, Windows boot options in your Clover Bootloader boot menu. If you need any further or deeper help, you
can always reach my personal individual support on my Patreon. I hope you’ve found this tutorial useful,
if so please click on the like button bellow. Watch also my other tutorials. Subscribe to my channel and hit the bell next
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54 comments on “How to Hide Unwanted Volumes in Clover Bootloader”

  1. Olivier Heimerdinger says:

    Thank you so much for your video. Sure I'm fan!
    Hackintosh power

  2. Abdulrahim Allttfou says:

    Hello , i have a big problem: I’ve downloaded the Hackintosh and its working very well but when im trying to show efi partition i couldn’t , do you have a way to that

  3. likang says:

    hello Teresa, I have seen your video PowerMac G4 HACKINTOSH Intel Core i7 tutorial.can you please list the step by step installing this i7?
    Thanks.

  4. bughu says:

    nice . but when Mac OS has an update we need the preboot volume .. will be a problem or not?

  5. Silviu Dascalescu says:

    in theory is perfect. but when it comes to dual boot with windows is not so simple any more. how to hide "boot windows from EFI" while keeping "Boot Microsoft from EFI" is another story. at the end of the day I didn.t manage to keep only macos and windows volumes on clover event though I used the UUID's of my volumes.

  6. ravz12345 says:

    Hi Teresa. I have a dual boot of Mojave and Windows 10 on separate disks. Do you know how to get clover bootloader to boot into windows by default? At the moment I have it set to boot into Mojave after 10 seconds.

    Love your tutorials. They're so simple to follow. Keep up the good work 👍

  7. Irving V says:

    I haven't seen the video and I already liked it! Thank you 🙂

  8. Tomasz Nowicki says:

    Thanks Teresa!

  9. A M says:

    This is exactly what I was looking for thanks !

  10. Lubsoing2011 says:

    Grazie mille! Always very clear and precise.

  11. Jenu Sean says:

    Very useful tutorial
    #Thank You

    then i have small problem
    how to remove boot text from hackintosh mojave.

  12. pau cardnes says:

    Thanks

  13. Luis Tavares says:

    Hy Theresa Thank You for this video, but I would like to go one step ahead. How to set clover to boot automatically

  14. jie chen says:

    hi, i install mojave failed at unsupported CPU, unsupported PCH, detailed at https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/unsupported-cpu-unsupported-pch-on-mojave.269480/ . hope you can help me.

  15. davecc0000 says:

    Very straightforward. Thank you!

    (Music is nice. And distracting. The "listen to music" part of my brain and the "follow instructions" part of my brain are battling!)

    Cheers.

  16. Brian Arias says:

    Hi, i have a question, why my processor appears as unknown in my hackintosh? I did with your guida

  17. DiGiTaL DOPE says:

    Good video. Very helpful!

  18. b. lee says:

    This worked for me, THANKS!

  19. ADELSON ABNEIRO mussacate says:

    tanks a lot……………………..

  20. LCP Nehemías Villanueva Barboza says:

    Excuse me I have a disk called “ install macos Hackintosh hd” it looks like the latest update I had installed”, is it possible to get rid of it? Thank you.

  21. Critycal says:

    I put the wrong entries, and I can't see my high sierra, is there a way to see it again

  22. Benjamin Fellner says:

    Thanks damn much. 👌

  23. Vincent Ryu says:

    Hi, my Recovery is not showing(I didn’t hide it l even try to add it back manually )anymore, what to do to get it back?

  24. ahmed sultan says:

    worked, need additional help , additional HDD called install still their,

  25. Alan Xu says:

    how to hide window boot?

    i know i can hide windows drive coz i am not booting from it.
    but the EFI and recovery drive in windows 10 doesnt have name, both are untitled.
    i do manage to find the UUID but doesnt work. there is always one extra boot show up.

    now i have 3

    windows
    macOS
    windows boot from efi

    the third one doesnt work. coz when i select this and press enter, there ant much info, and if i enter again, just black sreen with flashing cursor.

  26. Felipe Borba says:

    Thanks!

  27. ImJustaGuy94 says:

    if you hit F3 while in the Clover boot menu, it'll show your hidden drives

  28. wizardhunt69 says:

    This was super easy to make it work, Thanks so much.

  29. Martin Krause says:

    Hey, nice tutorial ! Can u maybe help me out with my hackintosh ? I just can't get my GTX 1060 working probably on my B360 mainboard. I have MacOS 13.6. installed. The onboard UHD630 graphics finally works, but not the NVIDIA one. I have tried many things, but it wont show anything more then Log in screen with realy low brightness. The picture comes and goes off again and I simply cant log in. Maybe it has something to do with the Framebuffer ? I dont know how to handle them. I would very much appreciate your help :)))

  30. Prasanna Nadagoud says:

    I am facing problem with dual boot, I was using dual boot Windows 10 pro and Hackintosh sierra edition, Now I upgraded windows 10 from 1607 build to 1809 build version on two separate drives. one hard-disk is installed Hackintosh and another hard-disk installed windows 10 pro (as you suggested one the video), after clean install windows 10 pro, I am unable to boot from clover boot loader, how I can configure both windows and Hackintish sierra on clover boot loader. Hackitosh sieera is working fine, but I am facing the problem with windows 10 pro, kindly suggest me.

  31. The Ice W1tch says:

    I looked around else where for this fix, many other tutorials were about going in the config list in text edit to manually do it. Subscribed. Thank you. This was very straight forward and no mumbo jumbo.

  32. Aloisio Spadeto says:

    Where're you from ? Russia? Your accent is really nice. Btw, thanks.

  33. A Andrew says:

    Hi I need help so bad. My system efi doesn't t work because of the apfs container. so no boot options are populating in the clover boot loader when booting up. Please please can you advise me further?

  34. Mahmood Alkhatib says:

    Hi , How to hide other icons like option, about,.. etc . I saw your screen is showing drives only .. Thank you

  35. Tintu Kuruvilla says:

    Appreciate the efforts and it was really useful

  36. Ryan Sandlin says:

    If I hide VM and Preboot my OSX boot disk disappears as well. Any idea why?

  37. a-2000 says:

    Is there a way to hide Windows volumes as well?

  38. brendon firth says:

    This worked for me. I just have one drive left to hide. Its a microsoft reserved partition thats 16mb. Problem is it's nameless.

  39. medo zakaria says:

    Please can you help me to install macOS mojave 10.14.6 on my dell laptop (core i3 , intel hd 3000 graphics)

  40. Saulo R-O says:

    Hi Miss. How do i do to start mac os mojave right into the logo apple without the inicial screen from clover? Thanks a lot. Have a good day.

  41. Ahmed Sarker says:

    Hi, thanks for this video. It worked! If you could make a video on how to change drive icon in High Sierra, that would be helpful because I've tried changing it from drive info and copy-pasting the image and that didn't work.

  42. GET OUT TV says:

    Wahhh thank you verymuch

  43. Asrar Sheikh says:

    After hiding macintosh stuck on apple logo, any idea to restoration

  44. Александр Лукьянов says:

    Thanks for simple and clear explanation.

  45. Danny Poetry says:

    Morgonaut Thank you for the video I would like to ask you I have the opposite problem after installing Catalina and transferring and replacing the EFI of the usb installer on the Hard drive cause I would like to boot the hard disk without the help of the usb. I can’t see the UEFI hardisc in bios only the hardisc name as if the EFI of the hardisk is hidden. is there a way to configure to be able to show The hardisk UEFI? Thanks

  46. xzmaz says:

    No Luck for me! I have uefi boot. Legacy disable. I can boot mac. I can boot windows 10 form efi boot. But I have 3 more windows icons to boot. Fake volumes. they came with windows uefi install.

  47. Tyler Durden says:

    Do you have video tutorial for dual boot windows and macOS on same ssd?

  48. Tyler Durden says:

    Just a note, when you disable legacy, it will hide all windows volumes except the windows boot drive
    So you can still boot windows from clover.

  49. Jim Egberts says:

    thanks for your video, i remove unwanted macos volume but i cant remove unwanted windows volume

  50. Cristian L says:

    Thanks

  51. H2O Gaming says:

    thnx

  52. Alexander Tschernetzki says:

    Hi Theresa, thanks for your helpful tutorials, for MacOS partitions it works very well, but I still can't hide my windows 10 recovery portion and more, in my case I have 4 windows partitions in clover and still can't hide them, hope you can help me. best regards Alex

  53. Normala says:

    Thank you, worked on Mojave.

  54. mark joeven orpilla says:

    great tutoria

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