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ik_ben_Mark

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In Topic: [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790)

01 December 2015 - 03:30 PM

Well, you shouldn't need both AppleIntelE1000e.kext & Intel82566MM.kext. Anyway, who cares if it works :D !


 

Any 5450 with low profile is fine. About performance, I don't think there's much differences between them since they're based on the same chipset. In the list you provided, there's none and they all use passive cooling.

 

While 5450 series are advised in this guide, you can possibly use any low profile GFX card as long as they're not requiring too much power (i.e. : those who need an extra power connector) whether it's from AMD or NVIDIA.

 

For compatibility concerns, you'll have to use Generic DSDT. It should work for most models.

I have two LP graphics cards (don't know the type at the moment) but both didn't fit because the heatsink was too large (both were passive). That's why I was wondering which one I should take considering the size and airflow condition

In Topic: [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790)

01 December 2015 - 08:48 AM

I have an Optiplex 760 SFF (Small Form Factor) and I want to buy a graphics card for it, but I don't know which HD5450 is the best choice by perfomance/size/airflow/etc.

I have the following options:

https://www.megekko....-SL-HM1GD3-L-V2

* https://www.megekko....-SILENT-DI-1GD3

https://www.megekko....5450-MD1GD3H-LP

* https://www.megekko....1GB-DDR3-Silent

 

The ones with the * have a low profile bracket. The other two I don't know yet. I just send the shop a mail with this question.

What is the best card to buy for my optiplex and to run OSx?

 

edit: seller replied

In Topic: [Guide] Yosemite 10.10.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)

30 April 2015 - 03:05 PM

(I have the Optiplex 760 SFF)

 

Okay I managed to destroy the installation of both haha. I could make Windows 8 (or server 2012 R2 in my case, but it is essentially the same) boot while Yosemite installed. Then it boots from the partition where Windows is installed to (and not the EFI partition) But of course Yosemite will only boot when I use an USB-drive.

I can make Yosemite boot with clover, then it boots boots with clover from the EFI partition. Yosemite works fine then but Windows won't boot. I can get the Windows partition in the clover list (when I put scan with Clover Configurator to legacy) but it won't boot Windows cause it will say the MBR is broken or faulty or something like that. I have tried hours to make it both bootable.

 

But now I did something and I can't get Windows to boot again haha.. And I've put so much effort in it to make Server 2012 R2 usable for desktop use, lol. Tried all the fixboot/fixmbr/scanos/rebuildbcd and even the bootsect.exe /NT60 stuff but nothing. Linux boot repair also didn't fix the problem.

 

So my question is, is here anyone who got this Optiplex 760 working with dual boot? I only have place for one harddisk (SFF). I also don't have the \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi, I guess this is because of the lack of UEFI support? What happens if I manually add this file?

I used GUID like mentioned in the guide, why do we need to use this and not MBR?

Would chameleon or something make it possible to use dualboot?

In Topic: [Guide] Yosemite 10.10.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)

26 April 2015 - 10:33 AM

Try "Install boot0ss in MBR" instead of "Install boot0af in MBR". This is the specific boot file when you have both OS X & Windows on the same drive.

thanks, this worked to boot osx without the usb-drive. But now clover won't show the option to boot Windows haha. How can I add the Windows to clover?

In Topic: [Guide] Dell XPS 15 L502X (Early 2011) Snow Leopard Install (possibly L702x too)

24 April 2015 - 02:25 PM

@TimeWalker75a
I now have some time to try things out. I have an Optiplex 760 running Yosemite 10.10.3 so I can make a bootable stick. I have a few questions:

1. Can I just use the same method as I used with my Optiplex 760?http://www.insanelym...tiplex-780-760/
But instead of his Clover files, I'll use your Clover files from your guide. That way I don't need to have two USB-drives
2. What custom clover options should I use for the L502x to install to the USB-installer?


And a third question what's more a general question. I first made an USB-disk with a Mac Mini following the Optiplex guide. Partitioning the USB-disk with GUID and one partition and in the end install Clover to the disk. When I did there was a EFI partition in the end to copy the Clover files to. I tried to repeat these steps on my Optiplex running Yosemite 10.10.3 and an other USB-disk, but every time I tried this, no EFI partition was made. Is this the fault of my hackintosh? My usb-drive? Or something else?
edit: Okay the EFI partition is made, but Yosemite won't show it. I can see the EFI partition when I plug it into a Windows computer. How can I make this EFI partition visable in OS X?

I found how I can mount the EFI partition. I made a stick to try it out but have the lack of time to test it now. I'll report back later when I have tried it.

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