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In Topic: Dell XPS 8700 haswell system - 10.9 Mavericks

11 December 2014 - 11:21 PM

Ok, latest update. I was able to make a NEW usb installer using MacPwn-Yosemite and a 10.10 (not 10.10.1) Install OS X Yosemite.app. This time it seemed to totally error out but eventually went ahead and booted to the installer. I installed Yosemite over my 10.9.5 install and it seems to be working now. My troubles may have came from using UB to make my installer. At this point I'm not sure.

In Topic: Dell XPS 8700 haswell system - 10.9 Mavericks

11 December 2014 - 09:23 PM

I managed to get 10.9.3 installed, thank goodness for my roomie having the 10.9.3 app on his computer. After installing 10.9.3 I updated to 10.9.5 without a hitch. So now I'm running 10.9.5.
I tried making a fresh 10.10.1 install USB from the  Install OS X Yosemite.app freshly downloaded form the app store. Making the USB installer went off without a hitch as did installing clover to it. Now armed with an 8GB USB drive I set off to boot and install 10.10.1. Sadly, I've had no luck doing so. I achieved the same results as last time. Hanging shortly after it loads the FakeSMC.kext.
Next I tried running the Install OS X Yosemite.app directly from with in 10.9.5. It did it's thing and prompted me to reboot, which I did. Clover then gave me the new option to boot from my harddrive and install OS X 10.10.1. Again it hung at the same spot.

illuminarok, If you don't mind sharing the knowledge, what did you do to upgrade your 10.9.x to 10.10?

In Topic: Dell XPS 8700 haswell system - 10.9 Mavericks

10 December 2014 - 05:30 AM

Sinister forces are at work O.O


I've been trying to install Yosemite 10.10 on my 8700 for the past few weeks with no luck. Upon booting form the clover bootloader it hangs shortly after loading FakeSMC. I'm sure FakeSMC isn't the problem , but it's the only point of reference I have. It does this no matter what boot flags I've used (-v -x -s or just about anything else). 


My question is, has anyone did a fresh install of Yosemite 10.10 on their 8700? Not an upgrade but a fresh install from the installer. I've had it working but I believe it was via a upgrade NOT a fresh install.

In Topic: Dell XPS 8700 haswell system - 10.9 Mavericks

17 July 2014 - 03:38 AM

Yeah, distros are not the way I'd recommend going. If you can get it figured out you'll learn a lot more form doing it yourself. The knowledge of knowing how to is worth the time invested. Besides, I don't think one of the distress will work because of your Haswell processor. You'll still need either a patched kernel OR clover to get it to boot. If you can find a distro that uses Clover you might be able to squeak by.

In Topic: Dell XPS 8700 haswell system - 10.9 Mavericks

17 July 2014 - 03:27 AM

The Extra directory (in the root of the thumb drive)  is where chameleon keeps it's configuration files. If you're using Clover you won't need it.

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