# Booting OpenCore and macOS

Now we finally get to boot OpenCore!

Reboot machine while holding Option to select the EFI Boot entry with the OpenCore icon (holding the Control key will make this the default boot entry):

  • This will be the Mac Boot Picker

Now that you've loaded OpenCore, now select Install macOS!:

  • This will be the OpenCore Picker

After plenty of verbose booting, you will reach the installer screen! From there it's just like any normal macOS install. For an example of how the boot process looks, see the following video:

MacBookPro11,3 Note: When booting macOS Monterey, you'll need to boot into safe mode if acceleration patches are not installed yet. Otherwise you'll hit a black screen due to missing Nvidia drivers. (opens new window)

  • Safe Mode can be started by holding Shift+Enter when selecting macOS Monterey in OCLP's Boot Menu.

# Once installed and booting, head to Post-Installation