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Dell Inspiron 15R - 5537 - woes, issues, what I've done


Best Answer conedmiro, 31 March 2014 - 11:04 PM

AND WE'RE GOLDEN! 

 

Mounted the EFI Partition from within Mac OS X, used Clover Config and edited the config.plist with TextWrangler - got it to boot without caches which allowed me to use my keyboard/track pad and then edited the config so the actual Clover bootloader would load w/o any errors. 

 

I added the SSDTs and the DSDT and I have Brightness fully working, iMessages working, iCloud fully intact, AND WiFi working!

 

FRESH INSTALL LOOKS AMAZING!

 

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#21
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OK I got the config.plist for my intell 4400 1366x768 from your tonymac thread actually ( THREAD )

 

But now I'm just getting instant reboots no matter what args I use and when I space bar > boot without caches

 

 

 

Should I use any specific mach_kernel to boot past where I'm at? - mine's a haswell board if that makes any difference to the approach?

 

EDIT-------------------

 

Replaced with a couple custom mach_kernels and I boot right back to the BootCache.playlist error



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Where did you put config.plist?



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Well I used Clover to generate an OEM DSDT file and threw that into /Extra/ to test it out - that got me nowhere

 

I then used a patched DSDT from THIS thread, since the mobos are very similar - I also used her version of the FakeSMC.kext - still in the same place.

 

One thread was reading that the BootCache.playlist error meant where I was installing to/from was bad - but it's been the same on multiple USB keys I've set up

 

so at a loss here =(


config.plist is under /EFI/ in the root - not in /EFI/CLOVER/ or /EFI/BOOT/

 

are there any specific changes I need to make to it?

 

THIS is what the current one reads:

 

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com...yList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
<key>GUI</key>
<dict>
<key>Theme</key>
<string>Mavs Style</string>
<key>Mouse</key>
<dict>
<key>Enabled</key>
<false/>
</dict>
<key>Scan</key>
<dict>
<key>Entries</key>
<true/>
<key>Tool</key>
<false/>
<key>Legacy</key>
<false/>
</dict>
<key>Custom</key>
<dict>
<key>Entries</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>FullTitle</key>
<string>UEFI Internal</string>
<key>Hidden</key>
<false/>
<key>Disabled</key>
<true/>
<key>Type</key>
<string>Other</string>
</dict>
</array>
</dict>
</dict>
<key>Graphics</key>
<dict>
<key>DualLink</key>
<integer>0</integer>
<key>ig-platform-id</key>
<string>0x0a260006</string>
<key>Inject</key>
<dict>
<key>Intel</key>
<true/>
<key>ATI</key>
<false/>
<key>NVidia</key>
<false/>
</dict>
</dict>
<key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>
<dict>
<key>AppleRTC</key>
<true/>
<key>KernelPm</key>
<true/>
</dict>
<key>SMBIOS</key>
<dict>
<key>BoardType</key>
<integer>10</integer>
<key>ChassisType</key>
<integer>10</integer>
<key>BiosReleaseDate</key>
<string>05/24/13</string>
<key>Version</key>
<string>1.0</string>
<key>SerialNumber</key>
<string>C02KGM7VF5V8</string>
<key>Manufacturer</key>
<string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string>
<key>BoardManufacturer</key>
<string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string>
<key>ChassisAssetTag</key>
<string>Air-Enclosure</string>
<key>BiosVendor</key>
<string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string>
<key>ChassisManufacturer</key>
<string>Apple Computer, Inc.</string>
<key>BiosVersion</key>
<string>MBA61.88Z.0099.B04.1305241529</string>
<key>Board-ID</key>
<string>Mac-7DF21CB3ED6977E5</string>
<key>Family</key>
<string>MacBook Air</string>
<key>ProductName</key>
<string>MacBookAir6,2</string>
<key>Mobile</key>
<true/>
<key>Trust</key>
<false/>
</dict>
<key>ACPI</key>
<dict>
<key>DSDT</key>
<dict>
<key>Debug</key>
<false/>
<key>ReuseFFFF</key>
<false/>
<key>DropOEM_DSM</key>
<false/>
</dict>
<key>SSDT</key>
<dict>
<key>DropOem</key>
<true/>
<key>Generate</key>
<dict>
<key>PStates</key>
<true/>
<key>CStates</key>
<true/>
</dict>
</dict>
</dict>
<key>Boot</key>
<dict>
<key>Arguments</key>
<string>-gux_defer_usb2</string>
<key>Legacy</key>
<string>LegacyBiosDefault</string>
<key>Log</key>
<false/>
<key>NeverHibernate</key>
<true/>
<key>Timeout</key>
<integer>5</integer>
<key>XMPDetection</key>
<string>Yes</string>
<key>Secure</key>
<false/>
</dict>
<key>Devices</key>
<dict>
<key>USB</key>
<dict>
<key>Inject</key>
<false/>
<key>FixOwnership</key>
<false/>
</dict>
<key>UseIntelHDMI</key>
<false/>
</dict>
<key>DisableDrivers</key>
<array>
<string>VBoxHfs</string>
</array>
<key>SystemParameters</key>
<dict>
<key>InjectKexts</key>
<string>Detect</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</plist>


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Well I used Clover to generate an OEM DSDT file and threw that into /Extra/ to test it out - that got me nowhere

 

I then used a patched DSDT from THIS thread, since the mobos are very similar - I also used her version of the FakeSMC.kext - still in the same place.

 

One thread was reading that the BootCache.playlist error meant where I was installing to/from was bad - but it's been the same on multiple USB keys I've set up

 

so at a loss here =(


config.plist is under /EFI/ in the root - not in /EFI/CLOVER/ or /EFI/BOOT/

 

are there any specific changes I need to make to it?

Please follow the guide exactly, config.plist has to be put in /EFI/Clover/, or it will not work. The same as dsdt.aml!



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Damn, I don't know how I missed that - I'll be at my laptop in 30 - I'll report back with any new information, Thank you once again!



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I think the guide for Inspiron 7000 can be applied to your laptop too. They are quite similar.



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Scratch that, laptop was in the car - I put the config.plist in /EFI/CLOVER - made it so i only had the boot options for the Mavericks USB + Windows UEFI boot

 

but it still took me to a missing bootcache.playlist error when i rocked -f -v

 

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I tried it spacebar > without caches

 

also UYseKernelCache=No, GraphicsEnabler= Yes/No

 

what should I specifically use?



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Recreate your mavericks installer usb, your modified mach_kernel maybe the culprit.



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on it!



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Alright! Got past the Apple logo, chose my language then *boom* install failed, but it won't let me save the log - I took pictures and I'm trying to upload them now, any ideas what that could mean?



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no you can't patch the installer for mbr installation, it crashes the installer if you use myHack



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Alright! Got past the Apple logo, chose my language then *boom* install failed, but it won't let me save the log - I took pictures and I'm trying to upload them now, any ideas what that could mean?

Something wrong with your installer, I always prefer vanilla installer.



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Got it working sir! Thank you oh so very much!

 

so my Atheros 9565 is useless basically? I'm about to order a usb mini wifi card to make up for it.

 

Now i'm following your 7000 guide so as to make them both bootable without the usb key -> is that the best way to do it?



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Got it working sir! Thank you oh so very much!

 

so my Atheros 9565 is useless basically? I'm about to order a usb mini wifi card to make up for it.

 

Now i'm following your 7000 guide so as to make them both bootable without the usb key -> is that the best way to do it?

 

I think you can see it as reference because your dsdt may be different, for example the decompile dsdt.dsl will have lots of Zero Zero Zero errors, you need to delete them manually.
 



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wait, that confuses me =( sorry...

 

I need to delete what for what? Is that above post in regards to the Atheros wifi?

 

OH! and for the boot to install then crash, I had to manually patch it for MBR boot, that's what got it to go!



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delete errors when you edit your dsdt.



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ah ok, I won't be able to patch anything till I get my wifi working, so I'll post back here in a bit and keep you posted!

 

thank you so much for all of your time man!



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added 3/11 ----------------------------------------------

 

OK so graphics are displaying properly somewhat, I've gotten sound to work and I think sleep is working [it's on and off]

 

one thing I can't get to work so far is my Brightness - my intel 4400 is seen but under display properties, is only registering as Generic Graphics

 

what's a good way to get around this??



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what about with fn-f key for brightness?



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Open the ssdt containing your HD4400 and apply the brightness patch for haswell, then install ACPIBacklight?







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