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    gpatpandp got a reaction from Api in Nvidia Web Driver updates for macOS High Sierra (UPDATE Dec 12, 2019)   
    Likely due to the "newness" factor I imagine as macOS 10.13 High Sierra is just hitting the scene though in searching, I have not been able to locate yet a comprehensive price range list of (low to mid to high) GPU's that will work right out of the box.    While not completely hopeless, I am beginning to prepare for the likelihood of no Nvidia Web drivers and therefore no practical/functional support for my GTX 960 2GB in 10.13.   And while I have returned the GT 640 1GB back into my rig as it is natively supported in macOS 10.13, should the void of web drivers continue, I will most likely want to upgrade the GT 640 yet once again with something comparable in both specs and price (not much of a gamer) to the GTX 960.    With that said, might anyone have a suggestion ?  
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    gpatpandp got a reaction from polyzargone in [pre-release] macOS High Sierra   
    How completely odd it is that each individuals installation success so far with High Sierra 10.13 seems so random and unique.   With the initial Developer Preview release, I had absolutely no issues with installing it in either HFS+ or APFS on my Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) (and I believe with Clover v4046) on an SSD adjacent to my macOS Sierra 10.12.5 partition.    When using the same USB installer, upgrading to Clover v4084 (different config.plist, DSDT, SSDT, patches etc obviously) and trying both firmware features and new SMBIOS information, nothing worked and I was forced to resort to the "Core.pkg" install method on my HP Envy K series laptop.    After downloading the 10.13 Public Beta release, I wiped the 10.13 DP partition clean on my laptop and tried installing it from scratch though was met with the same firmware obstacles with either formats (HFS+ or APFS).   I attempted the "Core.pkg" install though this time even that failed.   Once however I upgraded Clover from v4084 to v4097, I finally was able to achieve a complete, error free install on my laptop.   On a side note, I noticed that in upgrading to Clover v4097, the Clover boot menu displayed/listed partitions (10.13 recovery etc.) that v4084 did not.
     
    Point being is that to me in carefully sifting through this forum it appears that a definitive, "one size fits all" solution to installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra remains somewhat elusive thus far.
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    gpatpandp got a reaction from polyzargone in [pre-release] macOS High Sierra   
    How completely odd it is that each individuals installation success so far with High Sierra 10.13 seems so random and unique.   With the initial Developer Preview release, I had absolutely no issues with installing it in either HFS+ or APFS on my Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) (and I believe with Clover v4046) on an SSD adjacent to my macOS Sierra 10.12.5 partition.    When using the same USB installer, upgrading to Clover v4084 (different config.plist, DSDT, SSDT, patches etc obviously) and trying both firmware features and new SMBIOS information, nothing worked and I was forced to resort to the "Core.pkg" install method on my HP Envy K series laptop.    After downloading the 10.13 Public Beta release, I wiped the 10.13 DP partition clean on my laptop and tried installing it from scratch though was met with the same firmware obstacles with either formats (HFS+ or APFS).   I attempted the "Core.pkg" install though this time even that failed.   Once however I upgraded Clover from v4084 to v4097, I finally was able to achieve a complete, error free install on my laptop.   On a side note, I noticed that in upgrading to Clover v4097, the Clover boot menu displayed/listed partitions (10.13 recovery etc.) that v4084 did not.
     
    Point being is that to me in carefully sifting through this forum it appears that a definitive, "one size fits all" solution to installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra remains somewhat elusive thus far.
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    gpatpandp got a reaction from stinga11 in [pre-release] macOS High Sierra   
    Rebuild 10.13/APFS Cache:
     
    sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /
     
    Repair 10.13/APFS Permissions...Download App V3.7.2315 here:
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    gpatpandp got a reaction from tarasis in [pre-release] macOS High Sierra   
    Creating the actual installer is as simple as:
    1) Place your "Install macOS 10.13 Beta" app in your applications folder
    2) Designate a drive or partition as your installer
    3) Format & Name it as "NEW"
    4) Open Terminal and paste following command: (the sudo command will require your password)
    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 10.13\ beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/NEW --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 10.13\ beta.app
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    gpatpandp got a reaction from tarasis in [pre-release] macOS High Sierra   
    Creating the actual installer is as simple as:
    1) Place your "Install macOS 10.13 Beta" app in your applications folder
    2) Designate a drive or partition as your installer
    3) Format & Name it as "NEW"
    4) Open Terminal and paste following command: (the sudo command will require your password)
    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 10.13\ beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/NEW --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 10.13\ beta.app
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    gpatpandp got a reaction from jack123529 in OSX 10.10 Dell Latitude E6400   
    I have OS X 10.10 'Yosemite' working quite well on my Dell Latitude e6400 with almost the exact same specs as you accept my CPU: 3.06 GHz and RAM Memory: 8 GB.    I skipped creating an installer and instead removed my Latitudes HD, placed it in an external firewire enclosure and hooked it up to a real Mac Book Pro.   Instead of formatting to MBR, I formatted the entire hard drive in GUID & Mac Extended Journaled.   Once the install was complete, I then installed Clover in "Legacy Mode" where you reformat the invisible Apple EFI partition to Fat32 and install Clover in the ESP while making all the appropriate selections (as pictured).
     
    Initially, the only kext files I used in getting Yosemite to boot were the ethernet kext, the new slice/netkas FakeSMC.kext and NullPowerManagemnet.kext.   My EFI/Clover/kexts/other folder now contains only those * as pictured * as I have since found the NullPowerManagement.kext is not needed.    As I first mentioned, I was happy to discover that OS X 10.10 runs rather well on my E6400 with several notable exceptions.   As my Intel WiFi does not even work in Mavericks, I had been using a USB wireless adapter with a Ralink driver installed however that driver is not working in Yosemite so I am using an ethernet connection for internet.  VoodooHDA 2.8.5 provides sound but it is very lack luster (alot of crackling and of poor quality) so I have instead hooked up a USB Audio Interface for audio.   VoodooBattery is also quite sporadic but it's the best I have been able to find as the patched AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext does not work for me in Mavericks either.
     
    Aside from that and for such an early release, I am actually surprised how smooth and stable Yosemite operates.  It took a bit of effort though I was even able to get both iMessages and FaceTime to work as well !   I am generally quite satisfied that my Latitude e6400 continues to be compatible with Apple's latest OS X releases and I am looking forward to seeing it run Yosemite once further improvements/developments and updates are made.



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    gpatpandp got a reaction from robi62 in OSX 10.10 Dell Latitude E6400   
    Just a follow-up to my post/instructions on the previous page(s) of this very same thread.   Everything as I have explained/offered remains golden as far as the Dell Latitude E6400 and now OS X 10.10 Yosemite Final.   Including a pic for all those so called expert "know it all - know nothing" advisors who ignorantly told me this would not even be possible when I originally had questions and sought help.   Then when I figured it out myself, these same individuals continued to doubt me swearing I would NEVER make it to the final Yosemite version.   Who is laughing now ?

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    gpatpandp got a reaction from howoarang in OSX 10.10 Dell Latitude E6400   
    1. Clover_v2k_r2953
    2. Patched for the Audio: IDT 92HD71 Codec
    3. Yes, 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo T9900 CPU
     
    *Note: Neglected to mention another functional improvement since my last instructional post is the addition of the VoodooSDHC.kext patched by "slice" which enables the PCI Card Reader in the Dell Latitude E6400.
    VoodooHDA.kext.zip
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    gpatpandp got a reaction from howoarang in OSX 10.10 Dell Latitude E6400   
    1. Clover_v2k_r2953
    2. Patched for the Audio: IDT 92HD71 Codec
    3. Yes, 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo T9900 CPU
     
    *Note: Neglected to mention another functional improvement since my last instructional post is the addition of the VoodooSDHC.kext patched by "slice" which enables the PCI Card Reader in the Dell Latitude E6400.
    VoodooHDA.kext.zip
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    gpatpandp got a reaction from howoarang in OSX 10.10 Dell Latitude E6400   
    Since my initial post, here my basic original outline here has successfully booted every Yosemite release including the current Public Beta 2 release.   Installing Clover in the "ESP" (legacy mode) is a simple as running the diskutil list command in Terminal to find out what the exact partition identifier name and number (ex: disk0s1) is of the default created Apple "EFI" partition once you have installed OS X 10.10 (shown in "Pic").   Then simply use the listed EFI partition identifier as shown in this following terminal command: sudo newfs_msdos -v EFI -F 32 /dev/rdisk0s1.
     
    Once terminal properly re-formats the EFI partition, download and install Clover in the "ESP" while checking all the boxes as shown in both Pic _1 & Pic_2.     Create both a DSDT.aml and a SSDT.aml with DSDT Editor and place each in the "patched" folder of your Clover installation (Complete path: EFI  Partition/EFI Folder/Clover Folder/ACPI Folder/patched folder).
     
    Then download and install the following listed kexts shown in Pic_4 and place them in your Clover install in the "other" folder (Complete path: EFI  Partition/EFI Folder/Clover Folder/kexts folder/other folder).   NOTE: A significant change since my initial post earlier in this thread is the addition/inclusion of the VoodooHDA.kext v.2.7.3 that was patched specifically for the IDT Audio Codec that exist as the Sound Card in my Latitude E6400.   It has worked perfectly in every OS X 10.10 Yosemite version I have installed it in.
     
    Another significant edit to my initial post in this thread is a simple hardware part acquisition/installation that is so inexpensive and easy to perform given that once completed, you will have a natively/internally read Apple Airport WiFi card in your E6400 its a "no brainer".   Simply go to the infamous auction site and pick up a WLAN PW934 DW 1510 WiFi Card and install it in your E6400 laptop and bingo...you now have a perfectly working native/read by OS X 10.10 as an official Apple AirPort WiFi Card.
     
    Enjoy your fully functional Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop running the very latest OS X 10.10 "Yosemite".




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