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Edit: Cleared out my extra questions as I solved them and came back to possibly help others.

 

Thank you very much @HaTTor for your input and reply.

 

It's working!! Some what.

 

I really appreciate the work people have put into these particular machines. I feel like our laptops are still good for a couple years at minimum.

 

For future reference and people coming after me. My specs are as listed in my sig. A couple things before I give a brief overview to share what I learned. Just because Windows 8.1 installs a EFI partition does not mean your system is using UEFI, a bit of Googling made it seem so but it is not. I also do not recommend the modded BIOS for my system, it is unstable.

 

  • Started out with only a Win 8.1 OS on a 160GB hard drive
  • I got started setting up my usb installer and clover.
  • I used Amer's DSDT(EFI\Clover\ACPI\patched) and Config.plist(EFI\Clover\) for my USB.
  • Kexts(EFI\Clover\kexts\10.9\) used pretty much all the ones from Amir's post http://www.insanelym...5-i3/?p=1975123
  • I also mixed some kexts with JL6569's post as well here http://www.insanelym...74#entry1960785
  • After finishing copying over the DSDT, config, and kexts. I used disk utility in OSX setup and partitioned the drive as 2 partitions. 1st partition for mac journaled for Mavericks install, 2nd partition MS Dos. GUID partition table. I then installed Mavericks.

Post install is where I was stuck. Root drive not found. The white background and Apple logo with no spinner, then with spinner, what was crazy is that if I kept booting from my USB install it would boot up. This is what worked for me.

 

After the 2 reboots from USB to finish the install and setup Mac. I installed clover on my Mac partition. I did not use Amer's DSDT, generated my own config file with Clover Configurator, did some very minor adjustments for the GUI. Only 2 kexts used were FakeSMC and RealtekRTL81xx.

 

My Clover install for Mavericks had only these checked in the options

  • Install Clover in the ESP
  • Bootloader -> Install boot0ss in MBR
  • CloverEFI -> CloverEFI 64-bits SATA
  • Themes -> BootCamp (honestly I can't imagine how this would effect anyone's boot up)
  • Install RC scripts on target volume
  • Install Clover Preference Pane

When Installing windows do not directly boot from your Windows USB installer or DVD. Get to the Clover boot screen then select the correct partition or in my case my DVD drive. Windows installer will then recognize and install as UEFI giving a true EFI setup without any hybrid boot partitions. It is truly sweet.

 

Edit: Having the hardest time getting sound to work. Tried extracting my DSDT but my system will not boot with it for some reason. Is there a way to get sound working without DSDT?



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Hi guys

I have been able to yosemite install dp2 on a usb hd and am able to boot into it by clover legacy/efi mode,but can't reach the desktop as I can't enter the user name and pass word as my touchpad and key board are not working.

I am able to boot the install only if I attach a usb mouse.But that can't enter the username/password etc and I am stuck at that step.

If I do not attach the usb mouse the boot stops with the following screen as shown by another poster:.

 

http://www.insanelym...5#entry2030272 

 

 

I have tried putting vodoops2controller.kext. in both the clover/efi /kext folder only and also in that plus s/le together but still no go.

 

I used BOOT USB OS X YOSEMITE V1(Clover/Chameleon to make the install usb. and am using the latest fakesmc.kext and vodoops2controller.kext by rehabman.

 

So what do I do?

Is this a kernel cache issue as to why the ps2 kext is not loading.

My specs are in the signature.

 

Please advise

Thanks

 

Edit:

I had started a thread about this issue in yosemite installation subforum but nobody has replied so I was hoping some of you would be trying yosemite yourself and guide me.



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Hello!

 

Are you booting to your hdd install with ignoring caches and injecting kexts?

 

You must know by yourself, which touchpad brand is installed in your device. Perhaps you need an other or newer version of the kext.

 

Have fun.



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Hello!

 

Are you booting to your hdd install with ignoring caches and injecting kexts?

 

You must know by yourself, which touchpad brand is installed in your device. Perhaps you need an other or newer version of the kext.

 

Have fun.

 

Well its a synaptic touchpad on hp dv6.

 

I am booting to hdd and not using the usekernelcache command and not injecting kexts as that option does not appear in clover options for me.



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Hello!

 

If this option does also not appear, if you are pressing space, then you have to repair your Clover config.plist. You need to inject your kexts til you have installed them on your hdd.

An other solution is to boot your usb installer once again and copy faksmc.kext and the voodoops2.kext over with terminal from it´s S/L/E to S/L/E of your new hdd install. Do it also with genericusbxhcx.kext, if needed. Don´t forget to repair permissions with diskutility.

The easiet solution would be, that you have an other working install on your device, from which you can boot. Boot into it and install with your preffered kextutility the neccessary kext´s on your new install with repairing permissions.

After that boot with ignoring caches to your new install.

 

You should also have a look here: http://clover-wiki.zetam.org/Contents or look here in the developers corner for Clover instructions.

 

Have fun.



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@styrian

 

Thanks ,got it going myself by trial and error, but still contemplating about choosing eft and legacy as it will require reformatting.



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Hello!

 

Whay want you reformat your HDD?

 

Have fun.



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@styrian,

well My ubuntu install got bonked along with my data partiton while trying to install in clover efi with gpt, as you can see from my signature I was tripple booting from one hdd earlier on a mixed gpt mbr with chameleon.

I have sucessfully installed yosemite and win 8.1 with clover efi ,now am reading as how add ubuntu in uefi mode.

 

Also I want to keedp a parttion for my data that I would like to read from all os,so fat32 seems to be the way to go,.

Some people on other threads advise to not use fat 32 on efi gpt disk all together.

Any sugggestions about patitioning.

 

Currently I have installed os x as first ,win 8.1 as second os and plan to install ubuntu as third  in sequential order followed by a partition for my data.



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@Yehia Amer /others

 

I am running a tripple boot with clover on a gpt disk.I have flashed with a modded bios and in the bios settings it says boot efi but no further choices (it is selected by default).

But installing  clover with the option to boot exclusive in uefi mode does not make ithe hard drive to be bootable.

But as blazinsmokey says in post 1501 above clover boots the oses only when its installed with these options-

  • Install Clover in the ESP
  • Bootloader -> Install boot0ss in MBR
  • CloverEFI -> CloverEFI 64-bits SATA
  • Install RC scripts on target volume
  • Install Clover Preference Pane.

So what I am asking is, is it an efi set up or is  it some uefi shell on bios.Why cant we boot with pure uefi install of clover if insyde bios is already uefi supportive.I already have modded bios.

Do we need to make a HP_Tool partion or name EFI partition that and install hp uefi support enviornment tools to it, to make it a pure uefi setup.

 

Any explanations on these above said points.

Also if i chose install  clover to boot  uefi mode (first option in clover installler), then the os does not boot, it says no operating syatem found and I need to install clover with the above shown settings to boot.

Is it ok, meaning we dont have a true efi install because of our bios.

 

Please respond.

Thanks in advance.







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