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In Topic: Can't boot without HDMI-cable connected to internal graphics card?

22 June 2017 - 12:38 AM

Ouch. What I understand about this situation is with some motherboard's firmware, it requires you to have an actual monitor plugged into the primary display port that you have selected in the BIOS/UEFI firmware, which in your case it's IGFX. I have personally not had to deal with this problem as I've always used Nvidia which does not have this requirement of setting your primary display in the BIOS/UEFI to IGFX or IGPU, but from what I understand this is a thing with AMD graphics.


I think it has mainly been those small Intel NUC boxes that had a display plug in requirement in the UEFI which people would get around by using some kind of loopback device. Though, what was commonly used was either upgrading or rolling back the UEFI firmware to a version that no longer required a display to be plugged in. Since you haven't mentioned your motherboard model (other than being Gigabyte) I cannot search for that, so if you're up to it you can see what you can find.


There are also various HDMI display emulators plug ins that you can buy for under 10 USD but I have never used them myself. Google "CompuLab Display Emulator" for one. I have never used it so I cannot promise you anything.


As you can see I'm a retired developer and have no experience with dealing with present day AMD graphics cards, but I felt like telling you what I think regardless. Good luck on getting past this challenge.

In Topic: ASUS ZenBook (UX510UW-RB71) Ever Been Hackintoshed?

12 June 2017 - 01:38 AM

i stated this on the irc channel so i'll say it here - i can't find anything specific to your model but skylake zenbooks have been done before in osx86. looking at the specs i can say it's worth the energy to go through with it assuming you're alright with not being able to use the nvidia graphics. When it comes to laptops, replacing the wifi isn't new and it's pretty inexpensive.


if i were in your shoes and had interest in buying this, i'd probably try and decide which is important - using macOS as my only OS for everything, or selectively using macOS and moving my needs that require Nvidia dedicated graphics to Windows (or Linux via bumblebee software).


Even as someone who can use my dedicated graphics in both macOS and Windows, i still choose Windows for certain things like games. I got into wine etc. over a decade ago and ended up just falling back to running Windows on a separate partition for the best performance for the vast majority of apps. This is probably why in this day I don't necessarily relate to people who are looking for an "all or nothing" solution with osx86. You're hacking at an OS to run on hardware in combination with firmware that it wasn't necessarily designed to run on.


I think this isn't a bad pick for an osx86 laptop when I looked into it. If you can afford it, I say go for it.

In Topic: Row of plus signs

09 June 2017 - 01:40 PM

what configuration are you using for clover? i'd start with this one 



In Topic: [pre-release] macOS High Sierra

09 June 2017 - 03:43 AM


Something I found interesting in this 10.13 beta install - the installer's OS lacked HD3000 kexts in BaseSystem.dmg's /S/L/E as well as in its kernelcache, yet looking inside its Core.pkg contents that it installs, the updated HD3000 kexts are there.

As a result i followed the BaseSystem.dmg technique of making the install media so I could add those HD3000 drivers. Not sure if it looked at a checksum but as I started going forward with the install, it ended up forcing itself to go down a process of redownloading BaseSystem.dmg and copying to the partition I wanted to install 10.13 to for it to boot by itself and continue with the main install process. Needing an internet connection and redownloading the dmg appeared to be an unskippable process. Trying to boot that up resulted in a screwed up display as it was booting from the vanilla BaseSystem.dmg it downloaded.

I decided to try installing the 10.13 pkgs from 10.12 install media which just requires you to delete the previous pkgs in the Packages folder and replace them with the 10.13 ones, and that went completely smooth. No 10.13 firmware checks or any other new issues you run into, however it meant you're installing it to HFS+ only and I was planning on doing that anyway. This is an old laptop and it boots best in legacy mode, so getting this new OS version running is good enough.


After booting up 10.13, I noticed that by using 10.12 install media it seemed to have preserved some of the older 10.12 kexts in /System/Library/Extensions on the 10.13 partition post-install, so I just deleted all the kexts in there and extracted the Extensions folder from 10.13 Core.pkg that I used to put those in place so I could make sure I was using all 10.13 kexts as shown in the pic above, then made sure that kernelcache and prelinkedkernel was rebuilt.

Well that's my story on getting it running on my Dell Latitude E6420 craptop

e: I haven't found any issues on the installed OS so far but I wouldn't necessarily recommend following this technique just yet

In Topic: Intel Atom x5 z8300 BIOS Issues

26 March 2017 - 01:00 PM

Computers with Intel Atom SoCs in them which Intel started making in 2012 aren't recommended since there's no graphics support with those. Apple never used Intel SoCs so they didn't need to make drivers for it. This is why you can't find much help installing OS X on them.

The CPU isn't supported either but you can patch the kernel for that. I don't think it's really worth your time though as you'll end up with a disappointing result. Sorry :(
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