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im sorry but there is nothing mounted sir.

 

nevermind, I could boot using the Clover USB drive anyways. 



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Hi!

 

Since yesterday, I was trying to make my WLAN + BT working. I started by switching my stock WLAN card, BCM4313 (which is not supported since OS X began), into Atheros ar9285 (technically, AR9285 single-chip 1-stream 11n and AR3011 single-chip Bluetooth in one). Unfortunately, this card causes my USB 2.0 and eSATA ports suffer fluctuations. I wasn't able to address this issue by installing the corresponding drivers for this device. Luckily, I have a friend, a technician, who got a couple of broken laptops. I found this BCM943225 (WiFi only, no BT), took it home and tried. At first I wasn't able to make it work but when I restarted, it finally worked! 

 

Now, I finally able to make my hackintosh 88% working, leaving behind bluetooth (1%), boot manager (3%) each and 2 USB 3.0 ports with 8%.

- BT is not a big deal to me since I miraculously use it.

- Booting without the Clover USB is fine, but nothing compares with the hassle-free booting.

- I could use my USB 2.0 and eSATA ports, but every USB port is preferable.

 

I'm on my way reading to make these Renesas USBs 3.0 work.

I'm also waiting for my HDD Caddy to arrive.

 

 

Big thanks to Sir Timewalker75a for the help and guidance to make OS X work on our units.

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Sir Timewalker75a,

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You will get all your USB prorts once you start using the bootloader that you've installed on your hard disk via SCT Package. It's already there and provides patches for USB ports to function properly... All that's needed is for you to add Clover to Boot Manager using SHELL2.efi from EFI/CLOVER/tools on Clover USB.



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Oh I see..

 

Yes sir, I will try to make it work. Hopefully.



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Hi sir. I managed to view the contents of the EFI partition with the help of terminal commands.

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should this be the only file inside EFI?

also, on the shell, I was able to rename the SHELL2.efi to Shell64U.efi, then I was able to access 2.0 Shell.

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But I disobeyed you on the line

rm -r BOOT

since putting -r gives me invalid parameter. I only entered

rm BOOT 

:(

 

the next lines of codes were fine. But I did it on fs0, since I can't do it on other fs. 1,GPT was on fs1 though.

 

 

 

also, how could I clear the entries on the boot manager? I messed up.

 

 

Improvement:

USB 3.0 now working!



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Hi sir. I managed to view the contents of the EFI partition with the help of terminal commands.

 

should this be the only file inside EFI?

also, on the shell, I was able to rename the SHELL2.efi to Shell64U.efi, then I was able to access 2.0 Shell.

 

But I disobeyed you on the line.. 

 

the next lines of codes were fine. But I did it on fs0, since I can't do it on other fs. 1,GPT was on fs1 though.

 

also, how could I clear the entries on the boot manager? I messed up.

 

Hmm.. How come your mounted ESP doesn't have anything related to Clover? oO

It disobeyed one line as -r is a unix flag for directory removal and it should be just rm like you ended up doing .. will correct the line in the first post.

bcfg boot dump  - list all the boot entries
bcfg boot rm entry_no - remove specific entry number.

If I were you I'd re-install SCT package and check the contents of ESP over again.



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Boot manager cleaned.

 

I already did, still nothing.

 

Should I try reinstalling the whole yosemite?

 

Is there anything we can do like copy-pasting into the EFI partition? IDK if the EFI is write capable though, I didn't try.
Or it should go through installation?

 

 

EDIT:

 

ALso I found this in System Preferences

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Might be useful.



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I finally made it through!

 

Since I was able to confirm that the EFI partition is writable, I tried to do the plan I devised learning that EFI partition could be mounted. (credits to this thread /yosemite-desktop-guides/144426-how-install-os-x-yosemite-using-clover.html from tonymac)

 

I just copied the whole CLOVER folder from the Clover USB to the EFI directory on EFI partition, as I learned from the commands that the boot manager should be directed to fetch the .efi file from EFI partition.

 

Restarted, then boom! Clover bootloader installed!

Now, I finally have a fully functional Hackintosh Inspiron N4110. 

Thanks sir TimeWalker!

 

Again,

desert-storm-desert-storm-soldier-war-sm


PS:
Is there anyway to clean up the boot entries in Clover?
It got 4 boot options to choose from, and it's kinda dirty to look at.



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The files on that usb stick are just temporary to get you through the I installatIon, but not for daily use as they lack serial and other proprietary configuration. You are meant to install SCT package, which combines the settings you choose into a proper boot loader configuration...

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But sadly, SCT wasn't good to me. :(

What's your verdict sir?

 

and also my PS above.



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Your ps above is achieved by using custom entries functionality in clover config. You are supposed to create entries that are going to be hidden by default.

I haven't heard a single complaint about SCT not mounting ESP, so I can't tell why it's not good for you particularly. Check the log in Console to have an idea about what happens ..

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Is there an editor for Clover? Clover Configurator seems puzzling for me.

If none, nevermind. Ill live with it.

 

Here's the log.

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Why do I need all messages log if SCT installer was made to have it's own install log?

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Forgive me sir.

 

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I don't see anything wrong here, so it's installed on your ESP. The easiest way to tell is check what version shows in About Clover..

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is it the second screenshot on post 987?

it shows 

 

2922 the current booted revision

and 3241 for the last installed reversion







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