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Best Answer nawcom, 24 December 2016 - 02:53 PM

Intel Celeron N2840 (Which apparently has an equivalent to HD Graphics 4000?)

 

Equivalent is the wrong word - "based on" is what you're looking for. Unfortunately there's still too many differences between the Ivy Bridge (HD4000) microarchitecture and Silvermont SoC microarchitecture (what yours is part of) that you wouldn't be able to get the HD4000 kexts working for your system.

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Hi,

 

I have so far managed to create a bootable USB with macOS Sierra on and I can't get to the install screen. I can boot to the flash drive and see the clover screen but then it won't boot to an install screen.

 

My Laptop specs are. (Acer Aspire E14 (E5-411-C9KS))

 

Intel Celeron N2840 (Which apparently has an equivalent to HD Graphics 4000?)

4GB DDR3 L Memory.

And the rest isn't important because it has integrated graphics but it is only classed as "Intel HD Graphics" and nothing else.

 

I don't own a mac so I had to create the USB using a .raw file I downloaded which must work because it worked on the tutorial and I followed every step.

 

I have pretty good knowledge of computers but no where near an expert. But if you need any more information, you will need to give me a clue on how to answer your question.

 

Please don't comment if this is stupid or something, I'm only hear to get an answer and to get to the installation screen to install macOS Sierra.

 

Thanks,

Daniel



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Hello and welcome to InsanelyMac!

 

No support for Celeron graphics in any version of OS X.



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Best Answer

Intel Celeron N2840 (Which apparently has an equivalent to HD Graphics 4000?)

 

Equivalent is the wrong word - "based on" is what you're looking for. Unfortunately there's still too many differences between the Ivy Bridge (HD4000) microarchitecture and Silvermont SoC microarchitecture (what yours is part of) that you wouldn't be able to get the HD4000 kexts working for your system.



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OK. Thanks everyone.

 

I don't have my PC with me at the minute because I've moved. But would my actual desktop work:

 

GTX 960

i5-6500 CPU

8GB DDR4 Memory

Gigabyte GA-Z170X Gaming 7 Motherboard?

 

I just want to know for in the future and weather those specs would work?

 

I have a bunch of GPU config files. Is the GTX 960 Gen 1 or Gen 2? Or could someone tell me how to find out?

 

Thanks,

 

Sorry for asking another question.



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Sure you can get this working.

 

 

 

I have a bunch of GPU config files

 

With GTX 960 you'll need to install the Nvidia Web Drivers post-install, so until then you boot with the flag nv_disable=1 to prevent Apple's Nvidia drivers from loading. I don't know what you mean by GPU config files, or Gen1/Gen2. There's none involved. A possible issue you might deal with is with AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext depending on what Mac Model you decide to identify as in Clover. And there's a whole fix related to that if you need it. Enabling the Web Drivers requires that you boot with nvda_drv=1.

 

Here's someone's howto for 10.11 just showing you that it's plenty compatible: http://www.insanelym...ess-hackintosh/

 

It's missing info on installing the Web Drivers but that's simple to do.



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Thanks for the help everyone.







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