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Catalina on Clover: automatic boot with timeout won't work

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Hi, in the past I used to be able to set up Clover to run a countdown before booting automatically to the selected drive. I did this by going to Clover Configurator, Boot, setting the Default Boot Volume to "Last Booted" and setting a timeout value (5 seconds). However, this doesn't seem to work any more after I updated Clover. I can't figure out why. Could someone please have a look at my config.plist and let me know what's causing the issue? Happy to share a link to EFI folder if needed. Thanks.

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what ur hardware?

put the name of the SSD in default boot volume. eg.: catalina

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On 8/30/2020 at 1:41 PM, SemoB said:

Hi, in the past I used to be able to set up Clover to run a countdown before booting automatically to the selected drive. I did this by going to Clover Configurator, Boot, setting the Default Boot Volume to "Last Booted" and setting a timeout value (5 seconds). However, this doesn't seem to work any more after I updated Clover. I can't figure out why. Could someone please have a look at my config.plist and let me know what's causing the issue? Happy to share a link to EFI folder if needed. Thanks.

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The entry in the boot plist

 <string>LastBootedVolume</string>

needs to be changed to match the name of the drive your boot is on. Easy way to do this is to copy the name of your boot drive from the desktop and paste it in to replace the LastBootedVolume  in the text.

in my case my drive is called MacOS so I changed the plist from <string>LastBootedVolume</string> to <string>MacOS</string> and this fixed the problem

You can do this in Clover Configurator  or text edit or other text file editor and save your plist.

I always save the plist that works and change the name so I can recover if it does not work.

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On 9/1/2020 at 4:09 AM, YukonKid said:

The entry in the boot plist

 <string>LastBootedVolume</string>

needs to be changed to match the name of the drive your boot is on. Easy way to do this is to copy the name of your boot drive from the desktop and paste it in to replace the LastBootedVolume  in the text.

in my case my drive is called MacOS so I changed the plist from <string>LastBootedVolume</string> to <string>MacOS</string> and this fixed the problem

You can do this in Clover Configurator  or text edit or other text file editor and save your plist.

I always save the plist that works and change the name so I can recover if it does not work.

Thanks Yukon, but I want it to auto-boot into the last booted volume. It used to work OK in the past but I think a Clover update or maybe something I changed broke it. Any pointers?

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