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    pepto reacted to polyzargone in [Guide] El Capitan 10.11.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760) 755 (790) (990)   
    Well you're right. Maybe I should stop bothering to give it a try and go back to something I really care about.
     
    It's amazing how people can just be so selfish ! I mean, you could also try to read and learn some stuff and make your own tests to fix the problem by yourself. You say you're not the official "HDMI tester" but I'm not he official "DSDT expert" around here neither !
     
    This is so easy to report back "It's not working on my system so why don't you go buy an HDMI monitor !" . So easy to just sit on your ¨¨ss and wait for someone to do the job !
     
    Again, do I really have to buy every single computer parts to check that it works on every systems ? You think I'm that rich ? Unfortunately I'm not and that's why I simply ask for help when I can't do the tests by myself.
     
    Is this so hard to boot with an alternative DSDT and try some things ? Come on…
     
    Oh, and I particularly like this one :
     
     
    What do you think I'm trying to do ? Do you seriously think that it's not ?
     
    And saying that HDMI does not work is simply just untrue ! HDMI works but you have problem with display not coming back after sleep which is a very different issue !
     
    OK, now that I've said what I'm thinking, let's move on and try to focus on what this topic is all about : testing. And instead of talking about GFX, let's talk about USB !
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    pepto got a reaction from morpheousman in [Guide] Yosemite 10.10.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Run OSX Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.10, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Yosemite.

    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.




    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Yosemite for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Yosemite 10.10 GM – If you don’t have a App Store Account, then create one to download OS X Yosemite. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.10 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.10 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. CLOVER_780.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive and hackintosh properly prepared. Note: number 7 contains the files for clover, you can copy the entire directory to the EFI Partition:

    3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Yosemite because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Download OS X Yosemite
    Open Mac App Srore. Login with your Apple ID. Download OS X Yosemite. Done! The Application INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE will appear in /Applications
    5. Prepare Bootable USB Drive
    This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs clover bootloader to the USB stick.
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive:

    Insert the USB drive. Open up /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility. Highlight the USB drive in the left column. Click on the partion tab. Click Current and choose 1 Partition. Click Options... Choose GUID Partition Table. Under Name: type USB (you can rename it later) Under Format : choose Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) Click Apply then Partition.[/b] Go to Applications and find the OS X Yosemite installer. Right click on the installer and choose show package contents Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg, the .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop. Open Terminal and type the following command: open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg. Now, open disk utility and restore your USB drive, NOT the drive, but the volume contained on the drive with the mounted "BaseSystem" NOT the .dmg. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size.
    - cp /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location... Choose the USB, now called Yosemite. Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image). Download this zip file. Unzip the flies provided in CLOVER_780.zip. Move all the files in the unzipped /Clover folder to /EFI/EFI/Clover/, Make sure to choose to MERGE these folders or overwrite them 6. Install OS X Yosemite.
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Shut Down. Enter Bios via tapping F2 during boot. Change SATA Operation to AHCI (Leave the Booting mode on Legacy! UEFI is not support/does not work.) Click Save and reboot Press the F12 key to choose boot device, select USB Drive When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot "Mac OS X from Yosemite". The system will then boot into OS X Installer. For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a-j.
    a. Choose Disk Utility.
    b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
    c. Click Partition tab.
    d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
    e. Click Options...
    f. Choose GUID Partition Table.
    g. Under Name: type YosemiteHD (You can rename it later).
    h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    i. Click Apply then Partition.
    j. Close Disk Utility. When the installer asks you where to install, choose YosemiteHD, or your existing install. Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time. Press the F12 key to choose boot device. When Clover boot screen is visible, Press F4 (this wil dump your dsdt/ssdt, we don't need it for now), choose YosemiteHD. You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OS X Yosemite. Go through that process to setup OS X Yosemite. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later, go further with the setup process. The setup process will take about 3 minutes. Done. 7. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.10
    Once in 10.10 go to finder –preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for.
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password. Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere. Close system preferences. 8. Installing Clover on you Hackintosh
    These settings will install the bootloader to the system drive's EFI partition automatically as part of the scripting. After completion, the system drive's EFI partition will automatically mount.
    A few more changes need to be made to the default Clover installation:

    Run the Clover installer once again, select the following things show in the image below. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location.... Choose the USB, now called YosemiteHD. Hit Customize and install Clover with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image) Download this zip file again. Copy Clover Configurator from the zip (CLOVER_780- Tools) to Application and run it In Clover Configurator (From now on referred to as "CC") go to EFi Tab, click mount and enter your password. Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Open Clover Configurator and import config.plist(in EFI/EFI/Clover partiton) and edit these values:
    · SMBIOS: create your new SMBIOS (iMac 9,1) with random Serial Number Then EXPORT config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Finished and Reboot your fresh installed OS X 9. Video Fix for HD5450
    Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 10. BOOT 0 ERROR
    If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
    Reboot system back into Yosemite installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Yosemite on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 11. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed OSX Yosemite onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    run os x Yosemite 10.10.pdf
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    pepto got a reaction from Allan in [Guide] ML 10.8.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Updated 03 october 2013
    - Fixed correct links to files
    - Latest PDF version 2.4 with date 03 october 2013
    Updated 02 october 2013
    - Celebrating 1 year Mountain Lion tutorial 780
    - Added update 10.8.5 steps in the document
    - Videofix must be done manually
    - Latest PDF version 2.4 with date 02 october 2013
    Updated 16 June 2013
    - New Install780.zip with Old VoodooHDA.kext because of audio issues after reboot
    Updated 08 June 2013
    - Added update 10.8.4 steps in the document
    - Added new zip file Videofix1084.zip for update 10.8.4
    - New Install780.zip with new VoodooHDA.kext
    - Latest PDF version 2.3 with date 08 June 2013
    Updated 03 June 2013
    - Text changes in Chapters 6.11, 13.2 and 15.7
    - Added extra text in chapter 15 about skipping parts, depends on wich ML version you are using
    - Latest PDF version 2.2 with date 03 June 2013
    Updated 19 April 2013
    - Added update 10.8.3 steps in the document
    - Added new zip file Videofix1083.zip for update 10.8.3
    - Latest PDF version 2.1 with date 19 April 2013
    Updated 27 Februari 2013
    - Added version number of PDF Document and date stamp of modification
    - Latest PDF version 2.0 with date 27 Februari 2013
    Updated 18 december 2012
    - Some text changes in Chapter 13 about kext utility.app.
    - Thks goes to Pingu for the changes.
    Updated 22 october 2012
    - fixed correct links to Chapters 11.
    - Some text changes in Chapter 7,10,11 and 15.
    - Thks goes to julianarevalo for the changes.
    Updated 08 october 2012
    - fixed correct links to Chapters.
    - Add Numbers to Chapters.
    - Some text changes.
    - New uploaded PDF File.
     
    Run OSX Mountain Lion on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Mountain Lion on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest update 10.8.5, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.
    You can also see my configuration on the OSX86 Wiki Project Page.
    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip files to install Mountain Lion.
     
    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.
     
    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.
     
     

     
    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac OSX86.net Forum member Pingu from Germany for helping me out with the text changes. And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install mountain lion for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Lion. Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended.
    A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy of Mountain Lion 10.8 GM – If you don’t have a Mac Developer Account, then you’ll find torrents of 10.8 around the web. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.8 to – For me, I used a 160GB partition to install 10.8 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 512MB but 1GB or 2GB also works. Boot780.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared. Install780.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your Dell Optiplex Hardware to work with Mountain Lion OSX. Videofix1083.zip – This ZIP file contains kext files for the videofix in 10.8.3( see chapter 15). Videofix1084.zip – This ZIP file contains kext files for the videofix in 10.8.4( see chapter 16). Note: The files for number 8 Boot780.zip contains the following: FakeSMC.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext OSInstall (Not used for my configuration because I use the entire hard disk) OSInstall.mpkg (Not used for my configuration because I use the entire hard disk) Chameleon_2.1svn_r1820_trunk_10.8.pkg ShowHiddenFiles.app Org.Chameleon.Boot.plist The first 3.kext files will fix most kernel panics and bios reset that you might experience while booting. The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.8 onto an MBR-partitioned drive. Lastly, the Chameleon package is the bootloader that we’ll be using, and has been specifically compiled for use with 10.8.
     
    Note: The files for number 9 Install780.zip contains the following:
    AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext AppelIntelE1000e.kext ATI5000Injector.kext EFIStudio-1.1.app EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext FakeSMC.kext Kext Utility.app NullCPUPowerManagement.kext VoodooHDA.kext Note: The files for number 10 and 11 Videofix1083.zip and Videofix1084.zip contains the following: AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext ATI5000Controller.kext 3. My Specs My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OS of Mountain Lion because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 160GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 512MB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad 4. Preparing your SSD or HDD for install on a MBR-partitioned drive If you intent to install OSX86 Mountain Lion On the same Hard disk as your windows follow the steps below.
    For a clean install on a new formatted hard disk go to Chapter 5.
    If you’re in Windows 7, you can easily make a new partition on an SSD or HDD via the Disk Managementprogram.
    Start>Run (or Windows key on your keyboard plus R). diskmgmt.msc (press enter after typing that) Find your drive, right-click on it, and go to Shrink Volume. Wait for it to calculate the amount of space you can make your partition, and enter in your amount (for an exact GB amount, multiple your desired amount of GB times 1024, so a 20GB partition would be 20480MB). Let it make your partition. It will show up as unallocated space. Format the new unallocated space as NTFS and give it a label (mine was ML). Done! 5. Formatting your USB drive Start OSX Lion or Snow Leopard to prepare your USB Flash drive
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive via Disk Utility in Mac OS X:
    Extract both zip files (Boot780 and Install780) to your Mac OS x desktop Put USB drive in your Mac Open up Disk Utility. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Erase tab in the middle. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “ML USB”). Click on the Erase… button. Done! Leave Disk Utility open, as you’ll need it later. 6. Preparing your USB drive with 10.8 This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 3.0 flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Mount the DMG for Mountain Lion (will be called Mac OS X Install ESD on your desktop). Show hidden files by running the app ShowHiddenFiles in the folder Boot780 on your desktop. Click on Show Special Files (leave the app ShowHiddenFiles open we need this later). In the folder MAC OS X Install ESD right click on Basesystem.dmg and choose “ open with DiskImageMounter(default) Switch back to Disk Utility. Click on your flash drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Restore button in the middle area. For the source, drag “Mac OS X Base System” from your desktop into the empty Source box. For the destination, drag your USB drive from your desktop into the empty Destination box. Click on “Restore” and type your password. This process will take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive. When it’s finished, you’ll end up with 2 “Mac OS X Base System” drives on your desktop. Figure out which one is your USB copy (you can right-click > Get Info and use the capacity as an indicator), and rename it to MLINSTALLUSB, after that open it up. Once you’ve opened up MLINSTALLUSB (the one that’s your flash drive), go to /System/Installation. You’ll see a symlink for Packages. Remove it. Create a folder called Packages. Open up a window of the original Mac OS X Install ESD drive and copy everything within Packages to the empty Packages folder on your USB drive. Done! 10.8 is now installed onto your USB drive. Now, we need to modify some of the files on it so that it will properly bootup on a PC. 7. Adding the fixed 10.8 files to the USB drive Now, we need to modify some of the files on your USB drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC.
    Open the folder “Boot780” on your Mac OS X desktop. Copy 2 .kext files (FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext) to /System/Library/Extensions on your flash drive. NOTE: The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.8 onto an MBR-partitioned drive, if you install it on the entire hard disk skip step 3 and 4 an go further with step 5.
    Copy the OSInstall file to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/, overwriting the file that’s already there. Copy the OSInstall.mpkg file to /System/Installation/Packages/, overwriting the file that’s already there. Run the Chameleon installation package. Make sure to install this package to your flash drive, and customize the installation so that you have an SMBIOS that best relates to the CPU that’s on your computer (leave the default options checked; just check your SMBIOS imac9.1 for the Dell Optiplex 780). Copy now 3 kext files (FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext) from folder Boot780 to /extra/extensions on your flash drive we need this for Chapter 11, Booting 10.8! . Copy mach_kernel from the root of the Mac OS X Install ESD volume and paste it into the root of your flash drive. Lastly, copy extracted folders (Boot780 and Install780) which you have extracted earlier from the zip files to the root of your flash drive. You’ll need this in Chapter 11. Eject all mounted drives (this is not necessary) Go to ShowHiddenFiles and click hide special files after that close program. Eject your USB Drive Done ! 8. Bios Settings Dell Optiplex 780 Before we boot from the Dell Optiplex we need to optimize the bios for Mountain Lion.
    Start your Dell Optiplex and press F2 to get into the Bios. Go to Boot Sequence and choose on the right for USB Device and click the up arrow so that the USB Device is on top, click on apply to make the setting. Go then to Drives - Sata Operation and choose on the right for Raid Autodetect/AHCI click again on apply and choose exit, now the Bios is ready for installing Mountain Lion. 9. Installing 10.8 from your USB drive Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install 10.8 onto the partition or Hard Drive.
    Boot from your USB drive. Once in Chameleon, highlight your flash drive and add -v to the end, then push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by be patience startup may take a while. Once you get into the installer (assuming your computer didn’t freeze, restart itself, or get a kernel panic), choose your partition or Hard Disk to install 10.8 to. NOTE : when you install it on a partition skip step 5 - 10 see Chapter 4. (If you install Mountain Lion on the entire Hard disk follow the steps below )
    In the installer open up Disk Utility. Click on your Hard Drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Erase tab in the middle. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “ML OSX”). Click on the Erase… button. Done close Disk Utility and go further with the installation process. The installation process will take about 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD. When finished, boot back into your already working copy of Mac OS X. 10. Booting 10.8! Now that everything is finally prepared, you can go ahead and boot into Mountain Lion.
    Boot from your USB drive again your computer won't still be able to boot from the hard drive. Once in Chameleon, highlight your partition that has 10.8 installed. Add -v to it and push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by again be patience startup will take a while. You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for 10.8. Go through that process to setup 10.8. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later in Chapter 13, go further with the installation process. The installation process will take about 25 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD. Done! Proceed to Chapter 11 to install the bootloader to your partition so that you don’t have to rely on using your USB drive to bootup. 11. Installing the bootloader to 10.8 Once in 10.8 go to finder – preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD
    Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere Close system preferences. Copy the folders "Boot780" and "Install780" from your USB Device to your Mac OS X desktop after that open up the Chameleon installation package in folder Boot780, and install Chameleon to your 10.8 partition (while choosing your SMBIOS imac9.1, just like before, This is similar to step 5 in Chapter 7.) . Done! 12. Copy org.chameleon.boot.plist to /extra Starting up Mac OS X for the first time on your Hackintosh can be a very tricky process, which often requires you to set special boot options through the use of boot flags. For those of you who don't know, boot flags are "arguments" (pieces of data that you enter) to change the way that your bootloader runs. The bootloader is the program that boots Mac OS X. Boot flags can set the boot options for Chameleon, and any other boot CD or bootloader for Hackintoshes. Read past the break to learn how to use boot flags.
     
    There are two ways to apply a boot flag: either by typing it into the bootloader before starting up Mac OS X, or by typing it into org.Chameleon.boot.plist, the settings file used by the bootloader.
    See also Chapter Common boot options for Chameleon.
    I have included a org.Chameleon.Boot.Plist for the Dell Optiplex 780
    Open the folder “Boot780.” and copy org.chameleon.Boot.Plist Past org.chameleon.Boot.Plist to /extra on your Hard Disk 13. Install the Kext files for de Dell Optiplex 780 hardware Now, we need to install some Kext files on your Hard Disk drive so that the hardware will work properly on your PC. Open the folder “Install780” and select the following Kext files - AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext
    - AppelIntelE1000e.kext
    - ATI5000Injector.kext
    - EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext
    - FakeSMC.kext
    - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
    - VoodooHDA.kext
    Drag the Kext files (which are mentioned above) over "Kext utility.app" (contained in folder “Install780”) and release the mouse Type your root password and the Kext files will be installed on your Hard disk. Reboot. Once in 10.8 go to System Preferences – Network There will be a message saying “Network device is detected” Choose apply if you want to use DHCP or give a IP Address if you use static IP. Click apply to make the setting active. 14. Update to 10.8.2 Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site. Run the 10.8.2 combo update walk thru the steps. After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system DON’T RESTART. We will fix the video after the update, go to folder Install780 on your desktop. Drag the Kext files AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and ATI5000Injector.kext to Kext Utility and type your password the files will be installed, after install reboot. Now reboot with -v. After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.8.2 The update is finished. 15. Update to 10.8.3 If your "Mac OS X Install ESD" contains already the newest ML Version you don't have to update the system and you can skip step 15.1 to 15.5.
    To check your current version go to "About this Mac".
    Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site. Unpack the Videofix1083.zip to your desktop. Run the 10.8.3 combo update walk thru the steps. After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system DON’T RESTART. Run the Chameleon installation package. Make sure to install this package to your Hard drive, and customize the installation so that you have an SMBIOS that best relates to the CPU that’s on your computer (leave the default options checked; just check your SMBIOS imac9.1 for the Dell Optiplex 780). We will also fix the video, go to folder Videofix1083 on your desktop. Drag the Kext files AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and ATI5000Controller.kext from the Videofix1083 directory to Kext Utility (in folder Install780) and type your password the files will be installed, after install reboot. Now reboot with -v. After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.8.3 The update is finished. 16. Update to 10.8.4 If your "Mac OS X Install ESD" contains already the newest ML Version you don't have to update the system and you can skip step 15.1 to 15.5.
    To check your current version go to "About this Mac".
    Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site. Unpack the Videofix1084.zip to your desktop. Run the 10.8.4 combo update walk thru the steps. After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system DON’T RESTART. Run the Chameleon installation package. Make sure to install this package to your Hard drive, and customize the installation so that you have an SMBIOS that best relates to the CPU that’s on your computer (leave the default options checked; just check your SMBIOS imac9.1 for the Dell Optiplex 780). We will also fix the video, go to folder Videofix1084 on your desktop. Drag the Kext files AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and ATI5000Controller.kext from the Videofix1084 directory to Kext Utility (in folder Install780) and type your password the files will be installed, after install reboot. Now reboot with -v. After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.8.4 The update is finished. 16. Update to 10.8.5 If your "Mac OS X Install ESD" contains already the newest ML Version you don't have to update the system and you can skip this step.
    To check your current version go to "About this Mac".
    Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site. Run the 10.8.5 combo update walk thru the steps. After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system DON’T RESTART. Run the Chameleon installation package. Make sure to install this package to your Hard drive, and customize the installation so that you have an SMBIOS that best relates to the CPU that’s on your computer (leave the default options checked; just check your SMBIOS imac9.1 for the Dell Optiplex 780). We will also fix the video, we will do it manually. Copy the Kext files AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and ATI5000Controller.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to ATI5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450 ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string>
    Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. 11. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key> and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string>
    Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot with -v. After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.8.4 The update is finished. 17. App store and iCloud doesn't work If AppStore and iCloud doesn't work follow the steps below.
    Open up EFI Studio in folder “Install780.” , select Ethernet, select Add Device. On the new window you will see a lot of numbers (Hex String) in the second row. Then clicked write to com.apple.boot.plist. Then go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/apple.com.boot.plist and select the new key and string it added. Now you can add the Hex Strings to your org.chameleon.boot.plist(com.apple.boot.plist) see Chapter 12 which should be in root/extra folder. When you add it manually make sure it is in <key>device-properties</key> <string>Your Hex String here</string> arguments after that. Remove all network devices from System Preferences/Network. Delete in library>preferences>system configuration> NetworkInterfaces.plist file. Finally, Reboot. After reboot, go to System Preferences/Network add devices. Click (Ethernet) FIRST!! Then add the other adapters you use to connect to the internet or Bluetooth. Voila. App Store and iCloud now works. 18. If sound doesn’t work The HDMI from the Ati Radeon 5450 doesn’t work properly so we need to change this to Headphone, follow the step below to make sound work.
    Open System Preferences – Sound – Output – And choose for Headphones. 19. Finished! You’ve successfully installed Mountain Lion OSX onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    Boot780.zip
    Install780.zip
    run os x mountain lion 10.8.pdf
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    Updated 27 februari 2014
    - Added update 10.9.2 steps in the document
    - Latest PDF version 1.2 with date 27 februari 2014
    Updated 21 october 2013
    - Fixed some text true the document
    - Rewrite of chapter 7
    - Added new images for chameleon install and iMessage Error
    - Added section TROUBLESHOOTING
    - Added Boot 0 : ERROR in Troubleshooting
    - Added iMessage Error in Troubleshooting
    - New Install109.zip

    Run OSX Mavericks on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Mavericks on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.9, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Mavericks.

    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.




    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac Forum member Pingu from Germany for helping me out with the text changes. And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Mavericks for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Mavericks 10.9 GM – If you don’t have a Mac Developer Account, then you’ll find torrents of 10.9 around the web. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.9 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.9 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. Install109.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared. Note: The files for number 8 "Install109.zip" contains the following Directory's (4) and files:
    Kernel - Mach Kernel Kexts - FakeSMC.kext - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext - AppleIntelE1000e.kext - VoodooHDA.kext OSInstall - OSInstall - OSInstall.mpkg (Not used for my configuration because I use the entire hard disk) Utils - Chameleon-2.2svn-r2265 - Chameleon Wizard - Kext Utility - EFI Studio - ShowHiddenFiles The first 3.kext files will fix most kernel panics en bios reset that you might experience while booting.
    The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.9 onto an MBR-partitioned drive ( ! this is not tested, for further info go to insaneleymac forum !).

    3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Mavericks because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Preparing your SSD or HDD for install on a MBR-partitioned drive
    If you intent to install OSX86 Mavericks on the same Hard disk as your windows follow the steps below.
    For a clean install on a new formatted hard disk go to Chapter 5.
    If you’re in Windows 7, you can easily make a new partition on an SSD or HDD via the Disk Management program.
    Start>Run (or Windows key on your keyboard plus R). diskmgmt.msc (press enter after typing that) Find your drive, right-click on it, and go to Shrink Volume. Wait for it to calculate the amount of space you can make your partition, and enter in your amount (for an exact GB amount, multiple your desired amount of GB times 1024, so a 20GB partition would be 20480MB). Let it make your partition. It will show up as unallocated space. Format the new unallocated space as NTFS and give it a label (mine was Mavericks). Done! 5. Formatting your USB drive
    Start OSX Mountain (Lion) or Snow Leopard to prepare your USB Flash drive
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive via Disk Utility in Mac OS X:
    Extract the zip file Install109.zip to your Mac OS x desktop Put USB drive in your Mac Open up Disk Utility. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Erase tab in the middle. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “MAVERICKS USB”). Click on the Erase… button. Done! Leave Disk Utility open, as you’ll need it later. 6. Preparing your USB drive with 10.9
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 3.0 flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Mount the DMG for Mavericks (will be called Mac OS X Install ESD on your desktop). Show hidden files by running the app ShowHiddenFiles in the folder Install109 - Util on your desktop. Click on Show Special Files (leave the app ShowHiddenFiles open we need this later). In the folder MAC OS X Install ESD right click on Basesystem.dmg and choose “ open with DiskImageMounter(default) Switch back to Disk Utility. Click on your flash drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Restore button in the middle area. For the source, drag “Mac OS X Base System” from your desktop into the empty Source box. For the destination, drag your USB drive from your desktop into the empty Destination box. Click on “Restore” and type your password. This process will take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive. When it’s finished, you’ll end up with 2 “Mac OS X Base System” drives on your desktop. Figure out which one is your USB copy (you can right-click > Get Info and use the capacity as an indicator), and rename it to MAVERICKSUSB, after that open it up. Once you’ve opened up MAVERICKSUSB (the one that’s your flash drive), go to /System/Installation. You’ll see a symlink for Packages. Remove it. Create a folder called Packages. Open up a window of the original Mac OS X Install ESD drive and copy everything within Packages to the empty Packages folder on your USB drive. Done! 10.9 is now installed onto your USB drive. Now, we need to modify some of the files on it so that it will properly bootup on a PC. 7. Adding the fixed 10.9 files to the USB drive
    Now, we need to modify some of the files on your USB drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC.

    Open the folder “Instal109 - Kexts” on your Mac OS X desktop. Copy 3 .kext files (FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext) to /System/Library/Extensions on your flash drive.
    NOTE: The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.9 onto an MBR-partitioned drive, if you install it on the entire hard disk skip step 3 and 4 an go further with step 5. Copy the OSInstall file to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/, overwriting the file that’s already there. Copy the OSInstall.mpkg file to /System/Installation/Packages/, overwriting the file that’s already there. Go to the root of your USB drive and create a folder called "Extra". This is used to store configuration files for the chameleon boot loader Run the Chameleon installation package from Install - Utils. Make sure to install this package to your flash drive. Choose in the Chameleon setup for Customize, in the customize screen choose Modules – FileNVRAM ( we need this to make iMessage work) after that go further with the install of Chameleon. Run the Chameleon Wizard click the “SMBios” tab then click "Edit". Now there is a list of “Premade SMBioses”. Look through this list and choose for your Dell Optiplex 780 the iMac9.1.
    Click “Save As” and save it to the /Extra folder we created on the USB stick. Choose Tab Org.Chameleon.boot and set the follow options like in the image below. If the settings are like the image then Click “Save As” and save it to the /Extra folder we created on the USB stick. Copy mach_kernel from the Folder Install109 - Kernel and paste it into the root of your flash drive. Lastly, copy extracted folder (Install109) which you have extracted earlier from the zip file to the root of your flash drive. You’ll need this in Chapter 12 Eject all mounted drives (this is not necessary) Go to ShowHiddenFiles and click hide special files after that close program. Eject your USB Drive Done ! 8. Bios Settings Dell Optiplex 780
    Before we boot from the Dell Optiplex we need to optimize the bios for OSX Mavericks.
    Start your Dell Optiplex and press F2 to get into the Bios. Go to Boot Sequence and choose on the right for USB Device and click the up arrow so that the USB Device is on top, click on apply to make the setting. Go then to Drives - Sata Operation and choose on the right for Raid Autodetect/AHCI click again on apply and choose exit, now the Bios is ready for installing OSX Mavericks. 9. Installing OSX Mavericks from your USB drive
    Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install OSX Mavericks onto the partition or Hard Drive.
    Boot from your USB drive. Once in Chameleon let the boot loader resume (or hit enter to start it manually highlight your flash drive and add -v -f to the end, then push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by be patience startup may take a while.) Once you get into the installer (assuming your computer didn’t freeze, restart itself, or get a kernel panic), choose your partition or Hard Disk to install OSX Mavericks to. NOTE : when you install it on a partition skip step 5 - 10 see Chapter 4.
    (If you install Mavericks on the entire Hard disk follow the steps below ) In the installer open up Disk Utility. Click on your Hard Drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Erase tab in the middle. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “MAVERICKS”). Click on the Erase… button. Done close Disk Utility and go further with the installation process. The installation process will take about 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD. When finished boot to your new OSX Mavericks. 10. Booting OSX Mavericks!
    Now that everything is finally prepared, you can go ahead and boot into OSX Mavericks.
    Boot from your USB drive again your computer won't still be able to boot from the hard drive. 2. Once in Chameleon let the boot loader resume (or hit enter to start it manually highlight your flash drive and add -v -f to the end, then push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by be patience startup may take a while.) You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OSX Mavericks. Go through that process to setup OSX Mavericks. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later in Chapter 12, go further with the installation process. The installation process will take about 3 minutes. Done! Proceed to Chapter 11 to install the bootloader to your partition so that you don’t have to rely on using your USB drive to bootup. 11. Installing the bootloader to 10.9
    Once in 10.9 go to finder – preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere Close system preferences. Navigate to your folder Install109 -Utils and run the chameleon package, install it to your OS X drive. Copy the Extra folder on your USB drive to the root of your HDD (open Finder -> Go -> Computer -> OS X -> paste folder). Done! 12. Install the Kext files for de Dell Optiplex 780 hardware
    Now, we need to install some Kext files on your Hard Disk drive so that the hardware will work properly on your PC. Open the folder “Install109 - Kexts” and select the following Kext files
    - AppelIntelE1000e.kext
    - EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext
    - FakeSMC.kext
    - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
    - VoodooHDA.kext Drag the Kext files (which are mentioned above) over "Kext utility.app" (contained in folder “Install780”) and release the mouse Type your root password and the Kext files will be installed on your Hard disk. Reboot. Once in OSX Mavericks go to System Preferences – Network There will be a message saying “Network device is detected” Choose apply if you want to use DHCP or give a IP Address if you use static IP. Click apply to make the setting active. 13. Installing Video for QE/CI Manually
    Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 14. Update to 10.9.2
    Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site. Run the 10.9.2 combo update walk thru the steps. After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system, CHOOSE RESTART. The Combo Update will be installed on the system and will take about 10 minutes After the install the system boots up normally but video isn't working anymore we will fix this manually like in chapter 13 Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.9.2 The update is finished. TROUBLESHOOTING
    14. BOOT 0 ERROR
    If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
    Reboot system back into Mavericks installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Mavericks on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 15. App store and iCloud doesn't work
    If AppStore and iCloud doesn't work follow the steps below.
    Open up EFI Studio in folder “Install109 - Utils.” , select Ethernet, select Add Device. On the new window you will see a lot of numbers (Hex String) in the second row. Then clicked write to com.apple.boot.plist. Then go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/apple.com.boot.plist and select the new key and string it added. Now you can add the Hex Strings to your org.chameleon.boot.plist(com.apple.boot.plist) see Chapter 12 which should be in root/extra folder. When you add it manually make sure it is in <key>device-properties</key> <string>Your Hex String here</string> arguments after that. Remove all network devices from System Preferences/Network. Delete in library>preferences>system configuration> NetworkInterfaces.plist file. Finally, Reboot. After reboot, go to System Preferences/Network add devices. Click (Ethernet) FIRST!! Then add the other adapters you use to connect to the internet or Bluetooth. Voila. App Store and iCloud now works. 16. iMessage Fix
    Hackintoshes have been unable to log into the Messages app (better known as "iMessage") on OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks. We can now fix the problem using Chameleon bootloader.


    Run the Chameleon installation package from Install - Utils. Make sure to install this package to your HDD. Choose in the Chameleon setup for Customize, in the customize screen choose Modules – FileNVRAM after that go further with the install of Chameleon Finally, Reboot Voila. iMessage now works 17. If sound doesn’t work
    The HDMI from the Ati Radeon 5450 doesn’t work properly so we need to change this to Headphone, follow the step below to make sound work.
    Open System Preferences – Sound – Output – And choose for Headphones. 18. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed OSX Mavericks onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    run os x mavericks 10.9.pdf
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    Run OSX Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.10, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Yosemite.

    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.




    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Yosemite for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Yosemite 10.10 GM – If you don’t have a App Store Account, then create one to download OS X Yosemite. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.10 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.10 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. CLOVER_780.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive and hackintosh properly prepared. Note: number 7 contains the files for clover, you can copy the entire directory to the EFI Partition:

    3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Yosemite because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Download OS X Yosemite
    Open Mac App Srore. Login with your Apple ID. Download OS X Yosemite. Done! The Application INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE will appear in /Applications
    5. Prepare Bootable USB Drive
    This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs clover bootloader to the USB stick.
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive:

    Insert the USB drive. Open up /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility. Highlight the USB drive in the left column. Click on the partion tab. Click Current and choose 1 Partition. Click Options... Choose GUID Partition Table. Under Name: type USB (you can rename it later) Under Format : choose Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) Click Apply then Partition.[/b] Go to Applications and find the OS X Yosemite installer. Right click on the installer and choose show package contents Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg, the .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop. Open Terminal and type the following command: open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg. Now, open disk utility and restore your USB drive, NOT the drive, but the volume contained on the drive with the mounted "BaseSystem" NOT the .dmg. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size.
    - cp /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location... Choose the USB, now called Yosemite. Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image). Download this zip file. Unzip the flies provided in CLOVER_780.zip. Move all the files in the unzipped /Clover folder to /EFI/EFI/Clover/, Make sure to choose to MERGE these folders or overwrite them 6. Install OS X Yosemite.
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Shut Down. Enter Bios via tapping F2 during boot. Change SATA Operation to AHCI (Leave the Booting mode on Legacy! UEFI is not support/does not work.) Click Save and reboot Press the F12 key to choose boot device, select USB Drive When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot "Mac OS X from Yosemite". The system will then boot into OS X Installer. For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a-j.
    a. Choose Disk Utility.
    b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
    c. Click Partition tab.
    d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
    e. Click Options...
    f. Choose GUID Partition Table.
    g. Under Name: type YosemiteHD (You can rename it later).
    h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    i. Click Apply then Partition.
    j. Close Disk Utility. When the installer asks you where to install, choose YosemiteHD, or your existing install. Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time. Press the F12 key to choose boot device. When Clover boot screen is visible, Press F4 (this wil dump your dsdt/ssdt, we don't need it for now), choose YosemiteHD. You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OS X Yosemite. Go through that process to setup OS X Yosemite. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later, go further with the setup process. The setup process will take about 3 minutes. Done. 7. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.10
    Once in 10.10 go to finder –preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for.
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password. Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere. Close system preferences. 8. Installing Clover on you Hackintosh
    These settings will install the bootloader to the system drive's EFI partition automatically as part of the scripting. After completion, the system drive's EFI partition will automatically mount.
    A few more changes need to be made to the default Clover installation:

    Run the Clover installer once again, select the following things show in the image below. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location.... Choose the USB, now called YosemiteHD. Hit Customize and install Clover with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image) Download this zip file again. Copy Clover Configurator from the zip (CLOVER_780- Tools) to Application and run it In Clover Configurator (From now on referred to as "CC") go to EFi Tab, click mount and enter your password. Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Open Clover Configurator and import config.plist(in EFI/EFI/Clover partiton) and edit these values:
    · SMBIOS: create your new SMBIOS (iMac 9,1) with random Serial Number Then EXPORT config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Finished and Reboot your fresh installed OS X 9. Video Fix for HD5450
    Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 10. BOOT 0 ERROR
    If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
    Reboot system back into Yosemite installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Yosemite on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 11. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed OSX Yosemite onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    run os x Yosemite 10.10.pdf
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    Run OSX Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.10, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Yosemite.

    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.




    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Yosemite for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Yosemite 10.10 GM – If you don’t have a App Store Account, then create one to download OS X Yosemite. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.10 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.10 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. CLOVER_780.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive and hackintosh properly prepared. Note: number 7 contains the files for clover, you can copy the entire directory to the EFI Partition:

    3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Yosemite because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Download OS X Yosemite
    Open Mac App Srore. Login with your Apple ID. Download OS X Yosemite. Done! The Application INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE will appear in /Applications
    5. Prepare Bootable USB Drive
    This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs clover bootloader to the USB stick.
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive:

    Insert the USB drive. Open up /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility. Highlight the USB drive in the left column. Click on the partion tab. Click Current and choose 1 Partition. Click Options... Choose GUID Partition Table. Under Name: type USB (you can rename it later) Under Format : choose Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) Click Apply then Partition.[/b] Go to Applications and find the OS X Yosemite installer. Right click on the installer and choose show package contents Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg, the .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop. Open Terminal and type the following command: open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg. Now, open disk utility and restore your USB drive, NOT the drive, but the volume contained on the drive with the mounted "BaseSystem" NOT the .dmg. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size.
    - cp /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location... Choose the USB, now called Yosemite. Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image). Download this zip file. Unzip the flies provided in CLOVER_780.zip. Move all the files in the unzipped /Clover folder to /EFI/EFI/Clover/, Make sure to choose to MERGE these folders or overwrite them 6. Install OS X Yosemite.
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Shut Down. Enter Bios via tapping F2 during boot. Change SATA Operation to AHCI (Leave the Booting mode on Legacy! UEFI is not support/does not work.) Click Save and reboot Press the F12 key to choose boot device, select USB Drive When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot "Mac OS X from Yosemite". The system will then boot into OS X Installer. For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a-j.
    a. Choose Disk Utility.
    b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
    c. Click Partition tab.
    d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
    e. Click Options...
    f. Choose GUID Partition Table.
    g. Under Name: type YosemiteHD (You can rename it later).
    h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    i. Click Apply then Partition.
    j. Close Disk Utility. When the installer asks you where to install, choose YosemiteHD, or your existing install. Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time. Press the F12 key to choose boot device. When Clover boot screen is visible, Press F4 (this wil dump your dsdt/ssdt, we don't need it for now), choose YosemiteHD. You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OS X Yosemite. Go through that process to setup OS X Yosemite. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later, go further with the setup process. The setup process will take about 3 minutes. Done. 7. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.10
    Once in 10.10 go to finder –preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for.
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password. Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere. Close system preferences. 8. Installing Clover on you Hackintosh
    These settings will install the bootloader to the system drive's EFI partition automatically as part of the scripting. After completion, the system drive's EFI partition will automatically mount.
    A few more changes need to be made to the default Clover installation:

    Run the Clover installer once again, select the following things show in the image below. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location.... Choose the USB, now called YosemiteHD. Hit Customize and install Clover with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image) Download this zip file again. Copy Clover Configurator from the zip (CLOVER_780- Tools) to Application and run it In Clover Configurator (From now on referred to as "CC") go to EFi Tab, click mount and enter your password. Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Open Clover Configurator and import config.plist(in EFI/EFI/Clover partiton) and edit these values:
    · SMBIOS: create your new SMBIOS (iMac 9,1) with random Serial Number Then EXPORT config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Finished and Reboot your fresh installed OS X 9. Video Fix for HD5450
    Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 10. BOOT 0 ERROR
    If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
    Reboot system back into Yosemite installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Yosemite on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 11. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed OSX Yosemite onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    run os x Yosemite 10.10.pdf
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    pepto got a reaction from morpheousman in [Guide] Yosemite 10.10.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Run OSX Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.10, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Yosemite.

    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.




    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Yosemite for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Yosemite 10.10 GM – If you don’t have a App Store Account, then create one to download OS X Yosemite. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.10 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.10 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. CLOVER_780.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive and hackintosh properly prepared. Note: number 7 contains the files for clover, you can copy the entire directory to the EFI Partition:

    3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Yosemite because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Download OS X Yosemite
    Open Mac App Srore. Login with your Apple ID. Download OS X Yosemite. Done! The Application INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE will appear in /Applications
    5. Prepare Bootable USB Drive
    This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs clover bootloader to the USB stick.
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive:

    Insert the USB drive. Open up /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility. Highlight the USB drive in the left column. Click on the partion tab. Click Current and choose 1 Partition. Click Options... Choose GUID Partition Table. Under Name: type USB (you can rename it later) Under Format : choose Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) Click Apply then Partition.[/b] Go to Applications and find the OS X Yosemite installer. Right click on the installer and choose show package contents Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg, the .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop. Open Terminal and type the following command: open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg. Now, open disk utility and restore your USB drive, NOT the drive, but the volume contained on the drive with the mounted "BaseSystem" NOT the .dmg. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size.
    - cp /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location... Choose the USB, now called Yosemite. Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image). Download this zip file. Unzip the flies provided in CLOVER_780.zip. Move all the files in the unzipped /Clover folder to /EFI/EFI/Clover/, Make sure to choose to MERGE these folders or overwrite them 6. Install OS X Yosemite.
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Shut Down. Enter Bios via tapping F2 during boot. Change SATA Operation to AHCI (Leave the Booting mode on Legacy! UEFI is not support/does not work.) Click Save and reboot Press the F12 key to choose boot device, select USB Drive When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot "Mac OS X from Yosemite". The system will then boot into OS X Installer. For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a-j.
    a. Choose Disk Utility.
    b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
    c. Click Partition tab.
    d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
    e. Click Options...
    f. Choose GUID Partition Table.
    g. Under Name: type YosemiteHD (You can rename it later).
    h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    i. Click Apply then Partition.
    j. Close Disk Utility. When the installer asks you where to install, choose YosemiteHD, or your existing install. Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time. Press the F12 key to choose boot device. When Clover boot screen is visible, Press F4 (this wil dump your dsdt/ssdt, we don't need it for now), choose YosemiteHD. You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OS X Yosemite. Go through that process to setup OS X Yosemite. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later, go further with the setup process. The setup process will take about 3 minutes. Done. 7. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.10
    Once in 10.10 go to finder –preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for.
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password. Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere. Close system preferences. 8. Installing Clover on you Hackintosh
    These settings will install the bootloader to the system drive's EFI partition automatically as part of the scripting. After completion, the system drive's EFI partition will automatically mount.
    A few more changes need to be made to the default Clover installation:

    Run the Clover installer once again, select the following things show in the image below. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location.... Choose the USB, now called YosemiteHD. Hit Customize and install Clover with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image) Download this zip file again. Copy Clover Configurator from the zip (CLOVER_780- Tools) to Application and run it In Clover Configurator (From now on referred to as "CC") go to EFi Tab, click mount and enter your password. Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Open Clover Configurator and import config.plist(in EFI/EFI/Clover partiton) and edit these values:
    · SMBIOS: create your new SMBIOS (iMac 9,1) with random Serial Number Then EXPORT config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Finished and Reboot your fresh installed OS X 9. Video Fix for HD5450
    Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 10. BOOT 0 ERROR
    If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
    Reboot system back into Yosemite installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Yosemite on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 11. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed OSX Yosemite onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    run os x Yosemite 10.10.pdf
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    Oke Guys i have finished my install guide, i will make a new topic when some people have used my guide and they are satisfied.
    Use it and let me now if you encounterd some problems.
    run os x Yosemite 10.10.pdf
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    Just what i was thinking off, i will give it a try
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    Run OSX Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.10, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Yosemite.

    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.




    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Yosemite for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Yosemite 10.10 GM – If you don’t have a App Store Account, then create one to download OS X Yosemite. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.10 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.10 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. CLOVER_780.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive and hackintosh properly prepared. Note: number 7 contains the files for clover, you can copy the entire directory to the EFI Partition:

    3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Yosemite because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Download OS X Yosemite
    Open Mac App Srore. Login with your Apple ID. Download OS X Yosemite. Done! The Application INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE will appear in /Applications
    5. Prepare Bootable USB Drive
    This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs clover bootloader to the USB stick.
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive:

    Insert the USB drive. Open up /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility. Highlight the USB drive in the left column. Click on the partion tab. Click Current and choose 1 Partition. Click Options... Choose GUID Partition Table. Under Name: type USB (you can rename it later) Under Format : choose Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) Click Apply then Partition.[/b] Go to Applications and find the OS X Yosemite installer. Right click on the installer and choose show package contents Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg, the .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop. Open Terminal and type the following command: open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg. Now, open disk utility and restore your USB drive, NOT the drive, but the volume contained on the drive with the mounted "BaseSystem" NOT the .dmg. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size.
    - cp /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location... Choose the USB, now called Yosemite. Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image). Download this zip file. Unzip the flies provided in CLOVER_780.zip. Move all the files in the unzipped /Clover folder to /EFI/EFI/Clover/, Make sure to choose to MERGE these folders or overwrite them 6. Install OS X Yosemite.
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Shut Down. Enter Bios via tapping F2 during boot. Change SATA Operation to AHCI (Leave the Booting mode on Legacy! UEFI is not support/does not work.) Click Save and reboot Press the F12 key to choose boot device, select USB Drive When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot "Mac OS X from Yosemite". The system will then boot into OS X Installer. For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a-j.
    a. Choose Disk Utility.
    b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
    c. Click Partition tab.
    d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
    e. Click Options...
    f. Choose GUID Partition Table.
    g. Under Name: type YosemiteHD (You can rename it later).
    h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    i. Click Apply then Partition.
    j. Close Disk Utility. When the installer asks you where to install, choose YosemiteHD, or your existing install. Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time. Press the F12 key to choose boot device. When Clover boot screen is visible, Press F4 (this wil dump your dsdt/ssdt, we don't need it for now), choose YosemiteHD. You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OS X Yosemite. Go through that process to setup OS X Yosemite. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later, go further with the setup process. The setup process will take about 3 minutes. Done. 7. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.10
    Once in 10.10 go to finder –preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for.
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password. Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere. Close system preferences. 8. Installing Clover on you Hackintosh
    These settings will install the bootloader to the system drive's EFI partition automatically as part of the scripting. After completion, the system drive's EFI partition will automatically mount.
    A few more changes need to be made to the default Clover installation:

    Run the Clover installer once again, select the following things show in the image below. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location.... Choose the USB, now called YosemiteHD. Hit Customize and install Clover with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image) Download this zip file again. Copy Clover Configurator from the zip (CLOVER_780- Tools) to Application and run it In Clover Configurator (From now on referred to as "CC") go to EFi Tab, click mount and enter your password. Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Open Clover Configurator and import config.plist(in EFI/EFI/Clover partiton) and edit these values:
    · SMBIOS: create your new SMBIOS (iMac 9,1) with random Serial Number Then EXPORT config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Finished and Reboot your fresh installed OS X 9. Video Fix for HD5450
    Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 10. BOOT 0 ERROR
    If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
    Reboot system back into Yosemite installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Yosemite on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 11. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed OSX Yosemite onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    run os x Yosemite 10.10.pdf
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    pepto got a reaction from TRAUCO1958 in [Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Hello Mark i have made a new Bootable USB Stick with myHack 3.3.1 which boot without problems for the Dell 780.
    You must create the stick with myHack. If you wanna know howto make a bootable stick with myHack follow my tutorial for the Latitude E6320 but keep in mind that you use the extra for the optiplex 780.
    You can find the link here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/296488-guide-mavericks-109x-dell-latitude-e6320-i5/
     
    I will also change the tutorial for the 780 for use with myHack but it will take a while.
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    pepto got a reaction from chebbi54 in [Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Updated 27 februari 2014
    - Added update 10.9.2 steps in the document
    - Latest PDF version 1.2 with date 27 februari 2014
    Updated 21 october 2013
    - Fixed some text true the document
    - Rewrite of chapter 7
    - Added new images for chameleon install and iMessage Error
    - Added section TROUBLESHOOTING
    - Added Boot 0 : ERROR in Troubleshooting
    - Added iMessage Error in Troubleshooting
    - New Install109.zip

    Run OSX Mavericks on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Mavericks on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.9, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Mavericks.

    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.




    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac Forum member Pingu from Germany for helping me out with the text changes. And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Mavericks for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Mavericks 10.9 GM – If you don’t have a Mac Developer Account, then you’ll find torrents of 10.9 around the web. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.9 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.9 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. Install109.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared. Note: The files for number 8 "Install109.zip" contains the following Directory's (4) and files:
    Kernel - Mach Kernel Kexts - FakeSMC.kext - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext - EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext - AppleIntelE1000e.kext - VoodooHDA.kext OSInstall - OSInstall - OSInstall.mpkg (Not used for my configuration because I use the entire hard disk) Utils - Chameleon-2.2svn-r2265 - Chameleon Wizard - Kext Utility - EFI Studio - ShowHiddenFiles The first 3.kext files will fix most kernel panics en bios reset that you might experience while booting.
    The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.9 onto an MBR-partitioned drive ( ! this is not tested, for further info go to insaneleymac forum !).

    3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Mavericks because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Preparing your SSD or HDD for install on a MBR-partitioned drive
    If you intent to install OSX86 Mavericks on the same Hard disk as your windows follow the steps below.
    For a clean install on a new formatted hard disk go to Chapter 5.
    If you’re in Windows 7, you can easily make a new partition on an SSD or HDD via the Disk Management program.
    Start>Run (or Windows key on your keyboard plus R). diskmgmt.msc (press enter after typing that) Find your drive, right-click on it, and go to Shrink Volume. Wait for it to calculate the amount of space you can make your partition, and enter in your amount (for an exact GB amount, multiple your desired amount of GB times 1024, so a 20GB partition would be 20480MB). Let it make your partition. It will show up as unallocated space. Format the new unallocated space as NTFS and give it a label (mine was Mavericks). Done! 5. Formatting your USB drive
    Start OSX Mountain (Lion) or Snow Leopard to prepare your USB Flash drive
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive via Disk Utility in Mac OS X:
    Extract the zip file Install109.zip to your Mac OS x desktop Put USB drive in your Mac Open up Disk Utility. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Erase tab in the middle. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “MAVERICKS USB”). Click on the Erase… button. Done! Leave Disk Utility open, as you’ll need it later. 6. Preparing your USB drive with 10.9
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 3.0 flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Mount the DMG for Mavericks (will be called Mac OS X Install ESD on your desktop). Show hidden files by running the app ShowHiddenFiles in the folder Install109 - Util on your desktop. Click on Show Special Files (leave the app ShowHiddenFiles open we need this later). In the folder MAC OS X Install ESD right click on Basesystem.dmg and choose “ open with DiskImageMounter(default) Switch back to Disk Utility. Click on your flash drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Restore button in the middle area. For the source, drag “Mac OS X Base System” from your desktop into the empty Source box. For the destination, drag your USB drive from your desktop into the empty Destination box. Click on “Restore” and type your password. This process will take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive. When it’s finished, you’ll end up with 2 “Mac OS X Base System” drives on your desktop. Figure out which one is your USB copy (you can right-click > Get Info and use the capacity as an indicator), and rename it to MAVERICKSUSB, after that open it up. Once you’ve opened up MAVERICKSUSB (the one that’s your flash drive), go to /System/Installation. You’ll see a symlink for Packages. Remove it. Create a folder called Packages. Open up a window of the original Mac OS X Install ESD drive and copy everything within Packages to the empty Packages folder on your USB drive. Done! 10.9 is now installed onto your USB drive. Now, we need to modify some of the files on it so that it will properly bootup on a PC. 7. Adding the fixed 10.9 files to the USB drive
    Now, we need to modify some of the files on your USB drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC.

    Open the folder “Instal109 - Kexts” on your Mac OS X desktop. Copy 3 .kext files (FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext) to /System/Library/Extensions on your flash drive.
    NOTE: The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.9 onto an MBR-partitioned drive, if you install it on the entire hard disk skip step 3 and 4 an go further with step 5. Copy the OSInstall file to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/, overwriting the file that’s already there. Copy the OSInstall.mpkg file to /System/Installation/Packages/, overwriting the file that’s already there. Go to the root of your USB drive and create a folder called "Extra". This is used to store configuration files for the chameleon boot loader Run the Chameleon installation package from Install - Utils. Make sure to install this package to your flash drive. Choose in the Chameleon setup for Customize, in the customize screen choose Modules – FileNVRAM ( we need this to make iMessage work) after that go further with the install of Chameleon. Run the Chameleon Wizard click the “SMBios” tab then click "Edit". Now there is a list of “Premade SMBioses”. Look through this list and choose for your Dell Optiplex 780 the iMac9.1.
    Click “Save As” and save it to the /Extra folder we created on the USB stick. Choose Tab Org.Chameleon.boot and set the follow options like in the image below. If the settings are like the image then Click “Save As” and save it to the /Extra folder we created on the USB stick. Copy mach_kernel from the Folder Install109 - Kernel and paste it into the root of your flash drive. Lastly, copy extracted folder (Install109) which you have extracted earlier from the zip file to the root of your flash drive. You’ll need this in Chapter 12 Eject all mounted drives (this is not necessary) Go to ShowHiddenFiles and click hide special files after that close program. Eject your USB Drive Done ! 8. Bios Settings Dell Optiplex 780
    Before we boot from the Dell Optiplex we need to optimize the bios for OSX Mavericks.
    Start your Dell Optiplex and press F2 to get into the Bios. Go to Boot Sequence and choose on the right for USB Device and click the up arrow so that the USB Device is on top, click on apply to make the setting. Go then to Drives - Sata Operation and choose on the right for Raid Autodetect/AHCI click again on apply and choose exit, now the Bios is ready for installing OSX Mavericks. 9. Installing OSX Mavericks from your USB drive
    Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install OSX Mavericks onto the partition or Hard Drive.
    Boot from your USB drive. Once in Chameleon let the boot loader resume (or hit enter to start it manually highlight your flash drive and add -v -f to the end, then push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by be patience startup may take a while.) Once you get into the installer (assuming your computer didn’t freeze, restart itself, or get a kernel panic), choose your partition or Hard Disk to install OSX Mavericks to. NOTE : when you install it on a partition skip step 5 - 10 see Chapter 4.
    (If you install Mavericks on the entire Hard disk follow the steps below ) In the installer open up Disk Utility. Click on your Hard Drive in the left sidebar. Click on the Erase tab in the middle. Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “MAVERICKS”). Click on the Erase… button. Done close Disk Utility and go further with the installation process. The installation process will take about 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD. When finished boot to your new OSX Mavericks. 10. Booting OSX Mavericks!
    Now that everything is finally prepared, you can go ahead and boot into OSX Mavericks.
    Boot from your USB drive again your computer won't still be able to boot from the hard drive. 2. Once in Chameleon let the boot loader resume (or hit enter to start it manually highlight your flash drive and add -v -f to the end, then push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by be patience startup may take a while.) You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OSX Mavericks. Go through that process to setup OSX Mavericks. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later in Chapter 12, go further with the installation process. The installation process will take about 3 minutes. Done! Proceed to Chapter 11 to install the bootloader to your partition so that you don’t have to rely on using your USB drive to bootup. 11. Installing the bootloader to 10.9
    Once in 10.9 go to finder – preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere Close system preferences. Navigate to your folder Install109 -Utils and run the chameleon package, install it to your OS X drive. Copy the Extra folder on your USB drive to the root of your HDD (open Finder -> Go -> Computer -> OS X -> paste folder). Done! 12. Install the Kext files for de Dell Optiplex 780 hardware
    Now, we need to install some Kext files on your Hard Disk drive so that the hardware will work properly on your PC. Open the folder “Install109 - Kexts” and select the following Kext files
    - AppelIntelE1000e.kext
    - EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext
    - FakeSMC.kext
    - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
    - VoodooHDA.kext Drag the Kext files (which are mentioned above) over "Kext utility.app" (contained in folder “Install780”) and release the mouse Type your root password and the Kext files will be installed on your Hard disk. Reboot. Once in OSX Mavericks go to System Preferences – Network There will be a message saying “Network device is detected” Choose apply if you want to use DHCP or give a IP Address if you use static IP. Click apply to make the setting active. 13. Installing Video for QE/CI Manually
    Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 14. Update to 10.9.2
    Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site. Run the 10.9.2 combo update walk thru the steps. After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system, CHOOSE RESTART. The Combo Update will be installed on the system and will take about 10 minutes After the install the system boots up normally but video isn't working anymore we will fix this manually like in chapter 13 Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.9.2 The update is finished. TROUBLESHOOTING
    14. BOOT 0 ERROR
    If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
    Reboot system back into Mavericks installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Mavericks on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 15. App store and iCloud doesn't work
    If AppStore and iCloud doesn't work follow the steps below.
    Open up EFI Studio in folder “Install109 - Utils.” , select Ethernet, select Add Device. On the new window you will see a lot of numbers (Hex String) in the second row. Then clicked write to com.apple.boot.plist. Then go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/apple.com.boot.plist and select the new key and string it added. Now you can add the Hex Strings to your org.chameleon.boot.plist(com.apple.boot.plist) see Chapter 12 which should be in root/extra folder. When you add it manually make sure it is in <key>device-properties</key> <string>Your Hex String here</string> arguments after that. Remove all network devices from System Preferences/Network. Delete in library>preferences>system configuration> NetworkInterfaces.plist file. Finally, Reboot. After reboot, go to System Preferences/Network add devices. Click (Ethernet) FIRST!! Then add the other adapters you use to connect to the internet or Bluetooth. Voila. App Store and iCloud now works. 16. iMessage Fix
    Hackintoshes have been unable to log into the Messages app (better known as "iMessage") on OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks. We can now fix the problem using Chameleon bootloader.


    Run the Chameleon installation package from Install - Utils. Make sure to install this package to your HDD. Choose in the Chameleon setup for Customize, in the customize screen choose Modules – FileNVRAM after that go further with the install of Chameleon Finally, Reboot Voila. iMessage now works 17. If sound doesn’t work
    The HDMI from the Ati Radeon 5450 doesn’t work properly so we need to change this to Headphone, follow the step below to make sound work.
    Open System Preferences – Sound – Output – And choose for Headphones. 18. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed OSX Mavericks onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    run os x mavericks 10.9.pdf
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    pepto got a reaction from morpheousman in [Guide] Yosemite 10.10.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Run OSX Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.10, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Yosemite.

    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.




    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Yosemite for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Yosemite 10.10 GM – If you don’t have a App Store Account, then create one to download OS X Yosemite. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.10 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.10 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. CLOVER_780.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive and hackintosh properly prepared. Note: number 7 contains the files for clover, you can copy the entire directory to the EFI Partition:

    3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Yosemite because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Download OS X Yosemite
    Open Mac App Srore. Login with your Apple ID. Download OS X Yosemite. Done! The Application INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE will appear in /Applications
    5. Prepare Bootable USB Drive
    This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs clover bootloader to the USB stick.
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive:

    Insert the USB drive. Open up /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility. Highlight the USB drive in the left column. Click on the partion tab. Click Current and choose 1 Partition. Click Options... Choose GUID Partition Table. Under Name: type USB (you can rename it later) Under Format : choose Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) Click Apply then Partition.[/b] Go to Applications and find the OS X Yosemite installer. Right click on the installer and choose show package contents Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg, the .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop. Open Terminal and type the following command: open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg. Now, open disk utility and restore your USB drive, NOT the drive, but the volume contained on the drive with the mounted "BaseSystem" NOT the .dmg. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size.
    - cp /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location... Choose the USB, now called Yosemite. Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image). Download this zip file. Unzip the flies provided in CLOVER_780.zip. Move all the files in the unzipped /Clover folder to /EFI/EFI/Clover/, Make sure to choose to MERGE these folders or overwrite them 6. Install OS X Yosemite.
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Shut Down. Enter Bios via tapping F2 during boot. Change SATA Operation to AHCI (Leave the Booting mode on Legacy! UEFI is not support/does not work.) Click Save and reboot Press the F12 key to choose boot device, select USB Drive When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot "Mac OS X from Yosemite". The system will then boot into OS X Installer. For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a-j.
    a. Choose Disk Utility.
    b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
    c. Click Partition tab.
    d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
    e. Click Options...
    f. Choose GUID Partition Table.
    g. Under Name: type YosemiteHD (You can rename it later).
    h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    i. Click Apply then Partition.
    j. Close Disk Utility. When the installer asks you where to install, choose YosemiteHD, or your existing install. Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time. Press the F12 key to choose boot device. When Clover boot screen is visible, Press F4 (this wil dump your dsdt/ssdt, we don't need it for now), choose YosemiteHD. You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OS X Yosemite. Go through that process to setup OS X Yosemite. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later, go further with the setup process. The setup process will take about 3 minutes. Done. 7. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.10
    Once in 10.10 go to finder –preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for.
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password. Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere. Close system preferences. 8. Installing Clover on you Hackintosh
    These settings will install the bootloader to the system drive's EFI partition automatically as part of the scripting. After completion, the system drive's EFI partition will automatically mount.
    A few more changes need to be made to the default Clover installation:

    Run the Clover installer once again, select the following things show in the image below. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location.... Choose the USB, now called YosemiteHD. Hit Customize and install Clover with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image) Download this zip file again. Copy Clover Configurator from the zip (CLOVER_780- Tools) to Application and run it In Clover Configurator (From now on referred to as "CC") go to EFi Tab, click mount and enter your password. Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Open Clover Configurator and import config.plist(in EFI/EFI/Clover partiton) and edit these values:
    · SMBIOS: create your new SMBIOS (iMac 9,1) with random Serial Number Then EXPORT config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Finished and Reboot your fresh installed OS X 9. Video Fix for HD5450
    Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 10. BOOT 0 ERROR
    If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
    Reboot system back into Yosemite installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Yosemite on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 11. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed OSX Yosemite onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    run os x Yosemite 10.10.pdf
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    Thanks guys i will change it as soon as possible
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    Thanks guys i will change it as soon as possible
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    Since we have not been able to get in touch with pepto for quite some time now, Polyzargon and I feel that he would most likely not mind if we edited his guide for him.
     
    This was the last message I received from pepto:
     
    pepto, on 06 Dec 2014 - 07:54 AM, said:
    Dear morpheousman is see you and polyzargone are replying in my topic. I wanna tell you That i am pleased you help me out.
    I am very Busy at the moment and i Will change the guide when i have time. Many thhanks again.
     
    For now, we will try to keep his guide up to date for him here.
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    Run OS X Yosemite 10.10.X on a Dell Optiplex 780 (760)
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.10, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.
     
    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Yosemite.
     
    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.
     
    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.
     
     

     
     
    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Yosemite for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion. Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Yosemite 10.10 GM – If you don’t have a App Store Account, then create one to download OS X Yosemite. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.10 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.10 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI. HD5450 Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. This Optiplex 780-760 Clover file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive and hackintosh properly prepared. 3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Yosemite because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Download OS X Yosemite
    Open Mac App Srore. Login with your Apple ID. Download OS X Yosemite. Done! The Application INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE will appear in /Applications
    5. Prepare Bootable USB Drive
    This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs clover bootloader to the USB stick.
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive:
    Insert the USB drive. Open up /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility. Highlight the USB drive in the left column. Click on the partion tab. Click Current and choose 1 Partition. Click Options... Choose GUID Partition Table. Under Name: type USB (you can rename it later) Under Format : choose Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) Click Apply then Partition. Go to Applications and find the OS X Yosemite installer. Right click on the installer and choose show package contents Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg, the .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop. Open Terminal and type the following command: open /Volumes/"OS X Install ESD"/BaseSystem.dmg Now, open the disk utility and restore the volume you previously named "USB" with the mounted BaseSystem. Once done, you will end up with two "OS X BaseSystem". Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size. Type the following commands in Terminal:  cp "/Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg" /Volumes/Yosemite/ cp -a "/Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist" /Volumes/Yosemite/ rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages           18.   The last Command will take some time to complete. Time to grab a cold drink!   Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge. Open Clover package installer, and double-click on installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location... Choose the USB, now called Yosemite. Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings: ( see images below). After installation of the Clover Bootloader, the EFI Partition of the USB Drive should be mounted on your Desktop. Download this Optiplex 780-760 Clover file and unzip. Copy the Clover folder from the unzipped  Clover760-780.zip to the USB  > EFI Partition > EFI Folder.  Make sure to Choose To Replace the Clover Folder. Copy the entire Clover 760-780.zip, and Clover Installer files over to the Root of the USB Drive, so you will have them available after first boot.  

     
    Choose Destination Partition: Yosemite
     

     
    Install Clover in ESP, Install boot0af in MBR, CloverEFI 64-Bits SATA
     
    6. Install OS X Yosemite.
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
     
    1.     Shut down computer.
    2.     Power on unit while tapping F2 Key. Enter BIOS, change SATA operation to AHCI.
    3.     Save and reboot.
    4.     Press the F12 key to choose boot device, select USB device.
    5.     When clover boot screen is visible, choose boot “Mac OS  X from Yosemite”.
    6.     The system will then boot into OS X installer.
    7.     For a new installation of OS X, you must erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing.
            If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a – j.
    a.     Choose Disk Utility.
    b.     Highlight your target drive for Yosemite installation in the left column.
    c.      Click Partition tab.
    d.     Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
    e.     Click Options…
    f.      Choose GUID Partition Table.
    g.     Under name: Type YosemiteHD, (you can change it later).
    h.     Under Format: Choose Mac OS Extended (Jornaled).
    i.       Click Apply then Partition.
    j.       Close Disk Utility.
    8.     When the installer asks you where to install, choose YosemiteHD.
    9.     Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time.
    10.  Press F12 Key to choose the boot device.
    11.  When the Clover Boot screen is visible, Choose YosemiteHD.
    12.  You will eventually get to the setup screens for OS X Yosemite. Go through the setup process to setup OS X Yosemite.
    13.  Choose at, “How do I connect to the internet”… “MY Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet”, we will fix this later, go further with the setup process.
    14.  The setup process will take about 3 minutes.
    15. Done!
     
    7. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.10
    Once in 10.10 go to finder –preferences –General and choose in "show these items on the desktop" - Hard Disk - External Disk - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security & Privacy click on the lock icon in the lower-left corner and type your password. Under, "Allow apps downloaded from", click on "Anywhere" Close system preferences. 8. Installing The Clover Bootloader on Your Hackintosh
                                                                                                                                                                              
           Copy the Clover Installer from the root of your Yosemite USB Installer to your Desktop.
    Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location.... Choose your HD, now called YosemiteHD. Hit Customize and install Clover with the following Custom Install settings: (see images below) After installation of the Clover Bootloader, the EFI Partition of your YosemiteHD should be mounted on your Desktop. Copy the Clover folder from the Clover 760-780.zip file into your YosemiteHD EFI Partition > EFI Folder. Make sure to choose to Replace the Clover folder. In Tools Folder of Clover 760-780.zip, Open Clover Configurator. Click File, Open File, and Select config.plist in EFI/EFI/Clover.  Click on SMBIOS in right-side pane, and create your new SMBIOS, (iMac 10,1) with Random Serial Number.  Close Clover Configurator, Save changes. Finished! Now, Remove the USB Installer and Reboot into OS X Yosemite  :}
     
    Choose Destination Partition: YosemiteHD
     

     
    Install Clover in ESP, Install boot0af in MBR, CloverEFI 64-Bits SATA
     

     
    Expand Themes, Select BootCamp
     

     
    Install RC Scripts In Target Volume, Install Clover Preference Pane
     

     
    EFI Partition Mounted On Desktop After Clover Install To YosemiteHD
     

     
    Open EFI Partition
     

     
    Open EFI Folder Inside EFI Partition, Replace Clover Folder
     
    9. Video For HD5450
     
           The DSDT in EFI/EFI/Clover/ACPI/Patched is already edited for HD5450 Video.
           Video should be 100% functional if you are using an HD5450 Video Card.  
     
           Important: Using the included DSDT with a Video Card other than an HD5450 may cause system conflicts. Pressing F4 at the Clover Boot Menu
           will temporarily dump the DSDT. If needed, remove the DSDT from EFI /EFI /Clover /ACPI/Patched.
            
           
    10. AppleHDA Sound and HDMI Sound For HD5450
     
            There are Two Methods: Clover Injection-Method, and Non-Injection Method.
           
            Clover injection method will not require reinstallation of the AppleHDA.kext after a System Update. Non-Injection Method requires kext reinstall after updates.
            Each Method Requires a properly edited, matching Clover config.plist. For More Info see the readme in the AppleHDA Sound Folder..
     
              1. Open AppleHDA Sound folder that is inside the Kext Folder in The Opltiplex 760-780 Clover zip.
              2, For Injection-Method: Use Kext Utility to install the AppleHDA.Kext from the Injection-Method folder. The Clover config.plist in EFI/EFI/Clover is already set for Injection Method Sound.
                  Check to be sure that RealtecALC.kext is in EFI/EFI/Clover/Kexts/10.10, it should be already preinstalled. 
                  AppleHDA.kext MUST be installed in S/L/E.  Nowhere else.
              3. For Non-Injection Method: Install AppleHDASound.kext from the Non-Injection Method Folder, and install Matching Clover Config.plist from the same folder.
              4. Sound may not work until you install System Update to 10.10.4.
     
    11. Ethernet: 
     
           Install Intel82566MM.kext that is inside Ethernet Folder. 
            AppleIntelE1000.kext can be used if you have problems with your Ethernet, it works better for some people.
           
    12. iMessage & FaceTime Fix
     
        You will need MLB and Rom numbers from a legit Mac device that is on the mac server.
        Run iMessage debug on a iMac, Macbook, etc, and make a copy and paste of the Terminal Output.
     
        1.  Open Clover Configurator
        2.  Mount EFI Partition
        3.  Import config.plist from EFI/EFI/CLOVER (File, Import Configuration, browse to config.plist and select).
        4   In Clover Configurator Click on RT Variables, Enter Rom and MLB values from iMessage output from valid imac device. Click on calculate.
        5   Save changes to config.plist
        6   Reboot, Sign into iMessage
     
        iMessage and FaceTime should now both be working.  
     
    13. Updating To 10.10.5
     
        1.  Download the  !0.10.5 Combo Update. Download
        2.  Install Update
        3.  Computer Will Reboot After Update is Complete
        4.  For Injection-Method Sound, No Updates to Kexts Should Be Necessary
        5.  For AppleHDA Sound, (non-injection Method) use Kext Utility to Reinstall AppleHDA.kext. Reboot!
     
     
     
       A HUGE Thanks to MacPeet For AppleHDMA Sound Fix!  
       Clover Config.plist and DSDT Courtesy of Jake Lo and PolyZargone.           
     
      Optiplex 780-760 Clover
    Run OS X Yosemite 10.10.X on a Dell Optiplex 780 (760).pdf
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    [update]

     

    This post is now irrelevant !

     

    See post #2 for the REALLY up-to-date GUIDE !

     



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    Run OSX Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780
    This tutorial will describe the steps to install Yosemite on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
    The installation goes to the latest version of 10.10, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
    If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

    I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Yosemite.

    A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

    I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.




    1. Credits/Sources
    Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
    Tech Erra OSX86 Wiki InsanelyMac And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community. 2. Requirements
    Here are the requirements:
    A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install OSX Yosemite for this tutorial A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended. A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger). A copy Yosemite 10.10 GM – If you don’t have a App Store Account, then create one to download OS X Yosemite. 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while. An SSD or HDD to install 10.10 to – For me, I used a 500GB partition to install 10.10 to. An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 1GB but 512MB or 2GB also works. CLOVER_780.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive and hackintosh properly prepared. Note: number 7 contains the files for clover, you can copy the entire directory to the EFI Partition:

    3. My Specs
    My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
    NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OSX Yosemite because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM Western Digital 500GB HDD ATI RADEON HD5450 1GB Intel WG82567LM onboard network Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB) ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display Apple Magic Trackpad Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard US 4. Download OS X Yosemite
    Open Mac App Srore. Login with your Apple ID. Download OS X Yosemite. Done! The Application INSTALL OS X YOSEMITE will appear in /Applications
    5. Prepare Bootable USB Drive
    This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs clover bootloader to the USB stick.
    Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive:

    Insert the USB drive. Open up /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility. Highlight the USB drive in the left column. Click on the partion tab. Click Current and choose 1 Partition. Click Options... Choose GUID Partition Table. Under Name: type USB (you can rename it later) Under Format : choose Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) Click Apply then Partition.[/b] Go to Applications and find the OS X Yosemite installer. Right click on the installer and choose show package contents Navigate to Contents/Shared Support and double click on the InstallESD.dmg, the .dmg should now mount and appear on your desktop. Open Terminal and type the following command: open /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg. Now, open disk utility and restore your USB drive, NOT the drive, but the volume contained on the drive with the mounted "BaseSystem" NOT the .dmg. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size. Rename your USB drive to Yosemite. (not the dmg) You can tell which drive is the USB from the size.
    - cp /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS X Install ESD/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/Yosemite/
    - rm /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages
    - cp -a /Volumes/OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/Yosemite/System/Installation/Packages Download the latest version of Clover from sourceforge. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location... Choose the USB, now called Yosemite. Hit Customize and install Clover to the same USB with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image). Download this zip file. Unzip the flies provided in CLOVER_780.zip. Move all the files in the unzipped /Clover folder to /EFI/EFI/Clover/, Make sure to choose to MERGE these folders or overwrite them 6. Install OS X Yosemite.
    This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
    Shut Down. Enter Bios via tapping F2 during boot. Change SATA Operation to AHCI (Leave the Booting mode on Legacy! UEFI is not support/does not work.) Click Save and reboot Press the F12 key to choose boot device, select USB Drive When Clover boot screen is visible, choose Boot "Mac OS X from Yosemite". The system will then boot into OS X Installer. For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a-j.
    a. Choose Disk Utility.
    b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.
    c. Click Partition tab.
    d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition.
    e. Click Options...
    f. Choose GUID Partition Table.
    g. Under Name: type YosemiteHD (You can rename it later).
    h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    i. Click Apply then Partition.
    j. Close Disk Utility. When the installer asks you where to install, choose YosemiteHD, or your existing install. Upon completion, system will restart a 1st time. Press the F12 key to choose boot device. When Clover boot screen is visible, Press F4 (this wil dump your dsdt/ssdt, we don't need it for now), choose YosemiteHD. You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OS X Yosemite. Go through that process to setup OS X Yosemite. Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later, go further with the setup process. The setup process will take about 3 minutes. Done. 7. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.10
    Once in 10.10 go to finder –preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for.
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password. Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere. Close system preferences. 8. Installing Clover on you Hackintosh
    These settings will install the bootloader to the system drive's EFI partition automatically as part of the scripting. After completion, the system drive's EFI partition will automatically mount.
    A few more changes need to be made to the default Clover installation:

    Run the Clover installer once again, select the following things show in the image below. Open Clover package installer. Hit Continue, Continue, Change Install Location.... Choose the USB, now called YosemiteHD. Hit Customize and install Clover with the following Custom Install settings: ( see image) Download this zip file again. Copy Clover Configurator from the zip (CLOVER_780- Tools) to Application and run it In Clover Configurator (From now on referred to as "CC") go to EFi Tab, click mount and enter your password. Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Open Clover Configurator and import config.plist(in EFI/EFI/Clover partiton) and edit these values:
    · SMBIOS: create your new SMBIOS (iMac 9,1) with random Serial Number Then EXPORT config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ of EFI partition Move the folder /Clover from the unzipped to your hard drives /EFI/EFI/Clover/ location, make sure to choose to MERGE these folders. Finished and Reboot your fresh installed OS X 9. Video Fix for HD5450
    Copy the Kext files AMD5000Controller.kext and AMDRadeonX3000.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop. Go to AMD5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string> Save and Exit Go to AMDRadeonX3000.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string> Save and Exit Install both kext files with Kext Utility Now reboot. After Reboot the video card must be working with QE/CI. 10. BOOT 0 ERROR
    If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following
    Reboot system back into Yosemite installer (USB)FLASH DRIVE). Run Disk Utility find the Disk Identifier (eg. disk0s2). Unmount the drive you installed Yosemite on Launch Terminal and execute the following command: dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 Exit Terminal Boot Normally 11. Finished!
    You’ve successfully installed OSX Yosemite onto your Dell Optiplex 780.
    run os x Yosemite 10.10.pdf
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    pepto got a reaction from morpheousman in [Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Oke Guys i have finished my install guide, i will make a new topic when some people have used my guide and they are satisfied.
    Use it and let me now if you encounterd some problems.
    run os x Yosemite 10.10.pdf
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    pepto got a reaction from polyzargone in [Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    No not other tricks but what i describe in my tutorial you can use i have also a 5450 from dell and he had a different vendor ID not the one i describe in my tutorial. So always check in system profiler thats all.
    The tutorial for Yosemite will take longer, i have tested also with Chameleon but i will switch to clover because its now more stable. And i am also sick this week the flu caught me.
    And i also celebrate the 100.000 views this weekend amazing
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    pepto got a reaction from real_randal in [Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Please be patience, i have finished the tutorial but i must test it if everything works what i discribe and if the files are correct. Maybe saturday or sunday will be the day that the tutorial is online.
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    pepto got a reaction from morpheousman in [Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Oke i have it running now Yosemite on a Optiplex 780. The tutorial will come later for who wanna install it now here are some links and files.
     
    For the tutorial to make a USB drive and install clover read this http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/6935-guide-e6420-os-x-yosemite-10100-finalgm-3pb-4/
     
    Also i have put my clover directory, copy the folder to the EFI wich are mention in the tutorial and merge the files.
    Don't use the files from the tutorial in place of that use my files.
    Also the optiplex must be connected to the internet but choose after first boot this computer is not connected to the internet.
     
    This is a quick guide for now i will be working for a tutorial as soon as possible.
    CLOVER.zip
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    pepto got a reaction from snakeman in [Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Oke guys here some news about Yosemite.
    I have Yosemite running on my Dell Laptop E6320 and i will start as soon as i can to the 760/780 and after that the 790/990.
    I will make use of clover or maybe chameleon depends when MyHack V4 will be released, so be patience.
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    pepto got a reaction from snakeman in [Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Oke guys here some news about Yosemite.
    I have Yosemite running on my Dell Laptop E6320 and i will start as soon as i can to the 760/780 and after that the 790/990.
    I will make use of clover or maybe chameleon depends when MyHack V4 will be released, so be patience.
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    pepto reacted to snakeman in [Guide] Mavericks 10.9.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)   
    Quick update!   I have it working on my Optiplex 760 restored from the depths of H____ I saw you guys were having fun, so I decided to give it a try.  I'm not a great writer so sorry no guide.  But, basically I followed pepto routines and subbed Yosemite for Mavericks.  Guys I like Clover.  I wish I could figure out Legacy Windows 7 boot now, for some triple boot action!
     
     
     
     
    snakeman,
     
    Rock time again! Time to hibernate its getting cold!
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