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[Guide] Mavericks 10.10.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)

24 November 2014 - 03:41 PM

Run OSX Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780
This tutorial will describe the steps to install Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
The installation goes to the latest version of 10.10, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Yosemite.

A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.


OSX_YOS.jpg

1. Credits/Sources
Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:2. Requirements
Here are the requirements:
  • A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Yosemite for this tutorial
  • A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended.
  • A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger).
  • A copy Yosemite 10.10 GM – If you don’t have a App Store Account, then create one to download OS X Yosemite.
  • 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while.
  • An SSD or HDD to install 10.10 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.10 to.
  • An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works.
  • CLOVER_780.zipThis ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive and hackintosh properly prepared.
Note: number 7 contains the files for clover, you can copy the entire directory to the EFI Partition:

3. My Specs
My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Yosemite because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz
  • 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
  • Western Digital 500GB HDD
  • ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB
  • Intel WG82567LM onboard network
  • Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB)
  • ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard
  • HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display
  • Apple Magic Trackpad
  • Apple Magic Mouse
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard US
4. Download OS X Yosemite
  • Open Mac App Srore.
  • Login with your Apple ID.
  • Download OS X Yosemite.
  • Done!
The Application INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE will appear in /Applications
5. Prepare Bootable USB Drive
This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs clover bootloader to the USB stick.
Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive:
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  • Insert the USB drive.
  • Open up /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.
  • Highlight the USB drive in the left column.
  • Click on the partion tab.
  • Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
  • Click Options...
  • Choose GUID Partition Table.
  • Under Name: type USB (you can rename it later)
  • Under Format : choose Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)
  • Click Apply then Partition.[/b]
  • Go to Applications and find the OS X Yosemite installer.
  • Right click on the installer and choose show package contents
  • Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg, the .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop.
  • Open Terminal and type the following command: open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg.
  • Now, open disk utility and restore your USB drive, NOT the drive, but the volume contained on the drive with the mounted "BaseSystem" NOT the .dmg.
  • Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size.
  • Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size.
    - cp /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
  • Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge.
  • Open Clover package installer.
  • Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location...
  • Choose the USB, now called Yosemite.
  • Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image).
  • Download this zip file.
  • Unzip the flies provided in CLOVER_780.zip.
  • Move all the files in the unzipped /Clover folder to /EFI/EFI/Clover/, Make sure to choose to MERGE these folders or overwrite them
6. Install OS X Yosemite.
This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
  • Shut Down.
  • Enter Bios via tapping F2 during boot.
  • Change SATA Operation to AHCI (Leave the Booting mode on Legacy! UEFI is not support/does not work.)
  • Click Save and reboot
  • Press the F12 key to choose boot device, select USB Drive
  • When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot "Mac OS X from Yosemite".
  • The system will then boot into OS X Installer.
  • For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a-j.
    a. Choose Disk Utility.
    b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
    c. Click Partition tab.
    d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
    e. Click Options...
    f. Choose GUID Partition Table.
    g. Under Name: type YosemiteHD (You can rename it later).
    h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    i. Click Apply then Partition.
    j. Close Disk Utility.
  • When the installer asks you where to install, choose YosemiteHD, or your existing install.
  • Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time.
  • Press the F12 key to choose boot device.
  • When Clover boot screen is visible, Press F4 (this wil dump your dsdt/ssdt, we don't need it for now), choose YosemiteHD.
  • You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OS X Yosemite. Go through that process to setup OS X Yosemite.
  • Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later, go further with the setup process.
  • The setup process will take about 3 minutes.
  • Done.
7. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.10
  • Once in 10.10 go to finder –preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for.
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD
  • Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password.
  • Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere.
  • Close system preferences.
8. Installing Clover on you Hackintosh
These settings will install the bootloader to the system drive's EFI partition automatically as part of the scripting. After completion, the system drive's EFI partition will automatically mount.
A few more changes need to be made to the default Clover installation:
pre2.jpg
  • Run the Clover installer once again, select the following things show in the image below.
  • Open Clover package installer.
  • Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location....
  • Choose the USB, now called YosemiteHD.
  • Hit Customize and install Clover with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image)
  • Download this zip file again.
  • Copy Clover Configurator from the zip (CLOVER_780- Tools) to Application and run it
  • In Clover Configurator (From now on referred to as "CC") go to EFi Tab, click mount and enter your password.
  • Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders.
  • Open Clover Configurator and import config.plist(in EFI/EFI/Clover partiton) and edit these values:
    · SMBIOS: create your new SMBIOS (iMac 9,1) with random Serial Number
  • Then EXPORT config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition
  • Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders.
  • Finished and Reboot your fresh installed OS X
9. Video Fix for HD5450
  • Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop.
  • Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit.
  • Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string>
  • Save and Exit
  • Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit.
  • Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string>
  • Save and Exit
  • Install both kext files with Kext Utility
  • Now reboot.
  • After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI.
10. BOOT 0 ERROR
If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
  • Reboot system back into Yosemite installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE).
  • Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2).
  • Unmount the drive you installed Yosemite on
  • Launch Terminal and execute the following command:
  • dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2
  • Exit Terminal
  • Boot Normally
11. Finished!
You’ve successfully installed OSX Yosemite onto your Dell Optiplex 780.

[Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Latitude E6320 i5

02 March 2014 - 06:04 PM

Run OSX Mavericks on a Dell Latitude E6320
This tutorial will describe the steps to install Mavericks on a Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M.
The installation goes to the latest version of 10.9.2, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Mavericks.

A special thanks goes to Jake Lo from OSX Latitude.com.

I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.


OSX6320.jpg

1. Credits/Sources
Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:2. Requirements
Here are the requirements:
  • A Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M – This is necessary to install OSX Mavericks for this tutorial
  • A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended.
  • A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger).
  • A copy Mavericks 10.9 GM – The method used by this guide requires that you have a copy of the Mavericks Installation app, wich is available for free from the Mac App Store.
  • 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while.
  • An SSD or HDD to install 10.9 to – For me, I used a 250GB partition to install 10.9 to.
  • An Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor – For use with wifi Highly recommended. I use a TP-LINK TL-WN725N adaptor.
  • myHack – myHack is a mac program that modifies the official OS X Mavericks installer, and writes it ontoa USB Drive. You can then use this myHack USB Drive to run the Mavericks installer on a PC, myHack works with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and newer.
  • Install_E6320.zipThis ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared.
Note: The files for number 9 "Install_E6320.zip" contains the following files and directory's :
  • Extra - Chameleon Wizard - Kext Utility - ShowHiddenFiles - MyHack - Wireless app2 - Wlan_TP-LINK – Brightness Fix v1.1 – VoodooHDA Prefpane
3. My Specs
My installation was successfully done on an Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M Laptop computer with the following specs.
NOTE: A Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor is recommended to use the full potential of OS Mavericks because the on board wifi doesn't work.
  • - Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.5GHz, 3MB cache, Dual Core
  • - 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
  • - Western Digital 250GB HDD
  • - INTEL HD3000 Video
  • - Intel 825xx onboard network
  • - Bluetooth radio onboard (works OOB)
  • - IDT 92HDxxx HD audio onboard
  • - TL-WN725N Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor
  • - Apple Magic Trackpad (only @home)
  • - Apple Wireless Keyboard US (only @home)
  • - Apple Magic Mouse
4. Preparing your SSD or HDD for install on a MBR-partitioned drive
If you intent to install OSX86 Mavericks on the same Hard disk as your windows follow the steps below.
For a clean install on a new formatted hard disk go to Chapter 5.
If you’re in Windows 7, you can easily make a new partition on an SSD or HDD via the Disk Management program.
  • Start>Run (or Windows key on your keyboard plus R).
  • diskmgmt.msc (press enter after typing that)
  • Find your drive, right-click on it, and go to Shrink Volume.
  • Wait for it to calculate the amount of space you can make your partition, and enter in your amount (for an exact GB amount, multiple your desired amount of GB times 1024, so a 20GB partition would be 20480MB).
  • Let it make your partition. It will show up as unallocated space.
  • Format the new unallocated space as NTFS and give it a label (mine was Mavericks).
  • Done!
5. Create OS X 10.9 Install Disk (USB)
Start OSX Maqvericks, Mountain (Lion) or Snow Leopard to prepare your USB Flash drive
Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive thru Disk Utility in Mac OS X:
  • Extract the zip file Install_E6320.zip to your Mac OS X desktop
  • If you don't have already installed myHack then copy from folder "Install_E6320" myHack-3.3.1 to your desktop and launch myHack and follow the steps
  • Plug your USB Drive into your computer, and start myHack.
  • Enter your Mac OS X password when the app begins, and setup process will begin.
  • When myHack prompts you, select “Create OS X Installer” and Create OS X 10.9 Install Disk”.
  • Select your USB Drive as the installation destination (mine is named “E6320”).
  • myHack will ask you for the location of your copy of OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It’s usually faster to “Browse Manually” for the Mavericks installation app.
  • myHack will begin to set up your installer USB Drive. Click “Ok” when myHack asks to erase your USB Drive, so that it can begin the setup process.
  • From here, the setup process is pretty automatic. myHack will erase your USB Drive, copy the contents of the Mavericks installer app onto it, and then modify those contents to be bootable on a PC.
  • Near the end of the process, myHack will ask you whether you want to apply the MBR patch to the USB Drive.
  • Click “Yes” if you plan on installing Mac OS X on a hard drive where windows is already installed or “No” if you wanna installing Mac OS X on the entire hard drive.
  • This entire process should take about 10 – 15 minute, though it may take up an hour if your USB Drive is slow.
6. Adding the Extra folder to your USB drive
Now, we need to put the Extra directory for the E6320 on the USB Drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC.
  • Start myHack, Enter your Mac OS X password when the app begins.
  • When myHack prompts you, select “Install Extra”.
  • myHack will ask you “Select target volume to run myHack on…”, choose your “myHack OS X 10.9 Install Disk” and choose “Ok”.
  • myHack will prompt you “Do you want to use the generic Extra that comes with myHack or specify tour own?” choose “Use My Own” and press “Ok”.
  • Browse to your early extracted “Install_E6320 – Extra” folder on your desktop and choose “Open”.
  • myHack will copy the Extra folder to your “myHack OS X 10.9 Install Disk”.
  • When finished you will see the message "myHack Finished" press ok and Quit to close myHack.
  • Eject all mounted drives (this is not necessary)
  • Eject your USB Drive
  • 10. Done !
7. Bios Settings Dell Latitude E6320
Before we boot from the Dell Latitude we need to optimize the bios for OSX Mavericks.
  • Start your Dell Latitude and press F2 to get into the Bios.
  • In the main screen click on "Load Defaults", the bios will be reset to default settings.
  • Go to General - Boot Sequence and choose on the right for USB Device and click the up arrow so that the USB Device is on top, click on apply to make the setting.
  • Go then to System Configuration - SATA Operation and choose on the right for AHCI click again on apply and choose exit, now the Bios is ready for installing OSX Mavericks.
8. Installing OSX Mavericks from your USB drive
Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install OSX Mavericks onto the partition or Hard Drive.
  • Boot from your USB drive.
  • During boot you will see the message “Eread Bios error” ignore it the USB Drive goes further to boot to the OS X Mavericks Installer.
  • Once you get into the installer (assuming your computer didn’t freeze, restart itself, or get a kernel panic), choose your partition or Hard Disk to install OSX Mavericks to.
  • NOTE : when you install it on a partition skip step 5 - 10 see Chapter 4.
    (If you install Mavericks on the entire Hard disk follow the steps below )
  • In the installer open up Disk Utility.
  • Click on your Hard Drive in the left sidebar.
  • Click on the Erase tab in the middle.
  • Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “MAVERICKS”).
  • Click on the Erase… button.
  • Done close Disk Utility and go further with the installation process.
  • Choose your HDD or Partition to install Mavericks to.
  • The installation process will take about 23 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD.
  • myHack will then ask to remove a couple of unnecessary kext files—click “Yes” for all of them.
  • myHack will also prompt you to install an “Extra” folder.
  • Choose the second option, which lets you install your “Extra” folder.
  • Select the “Extra” folder from your USB Drive, and wait for the installer to finish.
  • When finished remove your USB Drive and boot to your new OSX Mavericks.
9. Booting OSX Mavericks!
Now that everything is finally prepared, you can go ahead and boot into OSX Mavericks.
  • Thanks to myHack, you should be able to boot to OS X Mavericks from your laptop’s hard drive immediately.
  • You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OSX Mavericks. Go through that process to setup OSX Mavericks.
  • Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet".
  • The installation process will take about 3 minutes.
  • Done!.
10. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.9
  • Once in 10.9 go to finder – preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD
  • Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password
  • Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere
  • Close system preferences.
11. Install Wlan driver for the TL-WN725N
The wireless lan on the Dell E6320 doesn’t work, therefore I use a Wireless N USB Nano Adaptor from TP-LINK.
The software is straight forward and installs without problems, the only thing is that after login the wireless
app starts up and you have must close it every time, therefore I have made a script to launch the program
after login and close it after 5 seconds.
  • For installing the driver go to the folder “Install_E6320 – Wlan_TP-LINK”.
  • Launch the Installer.pkg and install the software, after install you will get the message to restart.
  • Choose restart to restart you laptop.
  • After restart the software will start the Wireless App.
  • Choose you desired network and add it to your profile.
  • Now we can install the login script.
  • Go to “System Preferences – Users & Groups”, go to tab Login Items.
  • Choose the + sign and browse to the folder “Install_E6320” and choose “Wireless App2”.
  • Close System Preferences.
12. Install Brightness Fix
You can install the brightness fix for the E6320 so that your laptop boots with the desired brightness
  • Go to your Install_E6320 folder on your desktop and copy the folder “BrightnessFix_v1.1” to your desktop.
  • You can adjust your brightness settings before install, open the folder “BrightnessFix_v1.1” you will se a file called “brightnessFix.plist” open it with textedit and you will see a value at <String> 0,5.
  • You can adjust the setting from 0,0 till 1,0, when you have set your value save the file ( I have set the value to 0,8).
  • Run the installer to install the brightness fix, after installing reboot your laptop to see it works.
13. Enable find my Mac in iCloud
To make full advantage of you Hackintosh you can enable Find My Mac in iCloud.
(doesn’t work with TP-LINK Wireless lan Nano adaptor)
  • Download the Rocvery HD Updater for Mavrick 10.9 from Mega to your desktop.
  • Open “Recovery_HD_Updater_10.9_13A603”.
  • Run RecoveryHDUpdater.command, you will get a message that it will open a script choose “Open” , and a new window will be opening.
  • Read the text in the window “ Please drag in DESTINATION disk for Recovery HD partition and press Enter:”
  • Drag you HDD in the window, enter your Mac OS X password and the script will running, you will see a lot of text fly by after installing you will see the tex “ Process completed” close terminal and reboot.
  • 6. After login you can enable “Find My Mac” in “System Preferences – iCloud”.
14. Install VoodooHDA Prefpane
You can install the VoodooHDA Prefpane for adjust your sound settings.
  • Go to folder “Install_E6320 and run program VoodooHDA.prefpane.
  • You will be ask to install it for a single user or for everyone, choose what you want.
  • After install you will see in “System Preferences” a icon VoodooHDA.
  • Now you can adjust your volume settings
15. Update to 10.9.2
If your "Mac OS X Install App" contains already the newest Mavericks Version you don't have to update the system and you can skip this step.
To check your current version go to "About this Mac".
  • 1. Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site.
  • 2. Run the 10.9.2 combo update walk thru the steps.
  • 3. After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system, CHOOSE RESTART.
  • 4. During reboot the update will be installing this take about 10 minutes.
  • 5. After the reboot check “About this Mac” you will see version “10.9.2”
16. Finished!
You’ve successfully installed OSX Mavericks onto your Dell Latitude E6320.
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