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In Topic: FakeSMC help

17 February 2017 - 08:13 AM

You can put FakeSMC.kext into /Extra/Extensions (Chameleon) or /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.10 (Clover) using Transmac if it's on HFS+ in Windows if you want and there are other ways of accessing it from Windows if you are using an EFI system partition, but that's not what's causing your PCI configuration begin problem. You haven't mentioned your hardware specs so I can't tell what could be causing it. If you aren't booting with boot flag npci=0x2000 or npci=0x3000 you can try those. Some computers need a DSDT patch in order to fix a known issue with Device (PCI0) in which they need to remove Name (_ADR, Zero) and replace it with Name (_UID, Zero) which will cause that same error. There are also other possible causes.


It could be multiple things but FakeSMC isn't causing it.

In Topic: why Linux is much slower than OS X?

17 February 2017 - 08:04 AM

Yep, it is your delusion.

In Topic: Dell Precision 5520

17 February 2017 - 08:01 AM

According to that guide it's referring to the XPS 9550 which uses a Skylake processor. 7820HQ is a Kaby Lake processor which isn't even supported in OS X until Apple releases a Mac that uses a Kaby Lake processor. Here's a clover config.plist which uses a Skylake CPUID to skip the kernel CPUID check and adds the possibility of getting graphics working https://github.com/R...fig_HD620.plist


According to posts on another forum that I shall not mention, someone got laptop HD620 working with this config.plist plus FakePCIID.kext and FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext from the latest here: https://bitbucket.or...ci-id/downloads


Looks like the difference between Skylake and Kaby Lake graphics isn't as much as expected. Any issues you run into in between getting it booting and getting graphics working is something I can't help with since I haven't dealt with a Kaby Lake laptop myself. Now also note that I'm assuming that you have Nvidia Optimus enabled by default on that laptop. If it's something you can turn off in the BIOS then as a result you will use your Quadro M1200 will be your primary graphics card which is apparently based on the Maxwell GM107 chip which Nvidia's Web Drivers support instead of the newer Pascal series, then you could provide support for that instead of Kaby Lake graphics.


Like I said, I'm totally unfamiliar with any of this but this is the information I could find regarding it.


Also something to note is your wireless ac/bt card that your laptop comes with is Intel which isn't supported (Intel 8265 apparently). You'll have to replace it with a supported Broadcom one in order for it to work in OS X.

In Topic: config.plist kext and booting

10 February 2017 - 04:11 PM

Perhaps you're confused on what you're working with. Kexts - kernel extensions - are device drivers for OS X. They're loadable kernel modules which is how most unix-based OSes work these days. The config.plist file is just the configuration file for your Clover bootloader. That's it. They are completely separate things.


If your hardware isn't natively supported by the kexts that come with OS X then you need to use third party ones which is very typical for hackintosh users, especially in audio and LAN card support. And you of course need to include the mandatory FakeSMC.kext since you don't have an SMC chip that real Macs have.

In Topic: Update : get's stuck halfway and show stop sign

02 February 2017 - 02:16 AM

I see you completely changed your original post content including the laptop model info. Please don't do that as my response post now makes ZERO sense. Just post a following message asking about a different laptop model next time.


As for your change - Sandy Bridge CPUs and HD3000 will run fine in 10.10. Some Vaio models have EDID issues with their displays so you'll figure out if you're dealing with that soon enough.


Press space bar when you select the volume to boot and you'll see various options including booting in verbose mode (boot flag -v). You can also edit the config.plist or alter various settings in the config.plist at the boot screen in Options. See: https://clover-wiki....#boot_arguments


A stop sign usually means you got a waiting for root device error. Boot in verbose mode to verify this. You get that when no driver is loaded for the storage controller your boot media is attached to. In your case, it's USB, so you'll have to identify what's stopping the USB kexts from working with your laptop's USB which is unsurprisingly common for laptops. There are various fixes you can try within the Clover config.plist or you can manually patch your laptop's DSDT.

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