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  1. Requirements: macOS Sierra/High Sierra downloaded from the App Store A PC or Virtual Machine running Mac OS X 10.7 or later Clover Bootloader Clover Configurator My m6700 has 32GB RAM, nVidia K3000m, Intel HD4000, 500GB Samsung SSD, 2x Seagate 2TB Hard Drives, Atheros AR9285 Wifi Card. These instructions should work with other configurations but you may need to get a compatible Wifi card. First thing to do is download the following: macOS Sierra/High Sierra from the App Store Clover Bootloader v2.4k r4220 Clover Configurator (included in m6700.zip) Attached m6700.zip file below You need to have a computer or virtual machine running Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Now we can began. The first thing is to prepare a USB drive for the macOS Installer. Open up Disk Utilities, click on the USB drive then click on Erase. For a Name use USB, Format use Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Scheme use GUID and then click apply. Now to make the USB drive a bootable USB drive. If you want to install Sierra use Terminal & type the following command: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app –nointeraction If you want to install High Sierra use Terminal & type the following command: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app –nointeraction Once the process is finished your USB Drive is named Install macOS Sierra or Install macOS High Sierra which ever one you choose. Now open Clover Bootloader, click continue 2 times, Change Install Location and choose the USB Drive. Click Install. Open the USB Drive in finder and delete the replace the EFI Folder with the EFI Folder included with m6700.zip. Copy the m6700 folder to the USB drive. Now comes the fun part. Boot the m6700 with the USB attached. First hit F2 to enter the BIOS. Set the SATA to AHCI, Enable Optimus and disable Secure Boot. Click apply and reboot. On reboot hit F12 to enter the boot menu, select USB drive and hit enter. If you get an error message that there is an Invalid Partition Table, just hit enter and it will boot up. At the Clover screen select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS Sierra or High Sierra. Congrats in a little while you will be greeted with the install screen. At the install screen click Continue twice, choose your hard drive to install to. If you do not see a drive to install to, go to the menu bar click Utilities then Disk Utilities. Click on the drive you wish to install macOS Sierra to. Go to Erase. For a Name use macOS, Format use Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Scheme use GUID and then click apply. Now install macOS Sierra. After the install is finished leave the USB drive attached and reboot. On reboot hit F12 to enter the boot menu, select USB drive and hit enter. If you get an error message that there is an Invalid Partition Table, just hit enter and it will boot up. At the Clover screen select macOS and it will boot up to the setup screen. Once you get to the Desktop open Clover Bootloader and install Clover. Once Clover is installed copy the EFI folder from the USB drive to macOS drive. To get the sound working copy AppleHDA_IDT.kext from the m6700 folder to System/Library/Extensions use the kext Utility to repair permissions. Next run Carillon Installer-2. Now you are set with a nice Mac Book Pro. Enjoy. Dell m6700.zip
  2. Dell Precision m6700 OSX installation

    RocketMandrake I wrote an install guide and posted it to OSXLatitude
  3. Dell Precision m6700 OSX installation

    If anybody is still interested in running the macOS on a m6700, I have macOS Sierra on my m6700. The specs are 3840qm cpu, 32GB Memory, nVidia K3000m, 2x Seagate 2tB drives, 500GB Samsung SSD. Sierra is running nicely. The only 2 things not working are sound & sleep.
  4. [SUCCESS] Asus P9X79 Pro - 3930k - GTX 670

    I finally got my P9X79 Pro up and going. If anybody needs help I don't mind helping. My Specs: Intel E5-4640 Xeon cpu (8-cores 16-threads) P9X79 Pro motherboard 16GB RAM G.Skill RipJaws EVGA GTX 660 2GB video card Mac OS X 10.9 Vanilla install
  5. Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Mac Install Guide

    STLVNUB is correct. After checking my boot Chameloen is not using UEFI. I will be switching over to Clover. Thanks for showing where to look. coolchris get a nVidia card & you will be suprised at this motherboard will do. I have had problems with Intel graphics except for the GMA 950 that is on my Atom motherboard (have Lion installed, wish I could get ML installed). My hack has been up and running since Sept. and it is rock solid.
  6. Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Mac Install Guide

    Compuforce I have updated my post and added a new download link With all of the files and screen shots of my BIOS. Also started working on 4 more Hackintoshes: Dell Precision M6300, Dell Optiplex 745, Dell Optiplex 780 & an Intel BOXD945GCLF Atom Mini-ITX motherboard. Will be trying to get 10.8.2 on all.
  7. tafkad I just picked up a M6300 & came accross your post. I have been doing Hackintoshes since 2007 and the M6300 looks to be a bear. Can you post or send you DSDT to me & what version of BIOS are you using.
  8. Mitchell Don't know about the T7400 but the 690 runs Lion and Mountain Lion great. I have the kexts needed for Mountain Lion and the 690. The only thing I counld not get to work was the sound.
  9. Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Mac Install Guide

    Compuforce From what I can see everything will work but your video. Most nVidia will work out of the box. Just get the GT 640, plug it in and go. STLVNUB You can use Chameleon with UEFI. There is no set up or anything. Also Mac OS seems to run better with UEFI. Compuforce If you need to know the BIOS settings for the Z77-DS3H email me and I will email screen shot back of the BIOS setting. Plan on reworking this post to include the setting. If you need help email or PM me.
  10. UPDATED!!!! Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Hackintosh Mac OS X 10.8.0 Build This guide is for the build that I have done and is specific to the hardware I choosen to use. I am not saying that this guide can not be used with other hardware configurations, just it will work 100% with the hardware below. A DSDT is not require if you boot the drive with UEFI, the GT 640 is works without any extra kexts. The Hardware: I have searched the internet looking for the best parts to build a Hackintosh That would be 100% working and as Vanilla as possible. So on with the show. Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H motherboard Intel i5-3450 Quad-Core at 3.1GHz Corsair CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler 16GB Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Edition DDR3 1600 RAM Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GT 640 2GB video card OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III SSD – Mac OS X 10.8.2 Drive Seagate ST31000528AS 1TB Hard Drive – Windows 7 Drive Maxtor STM31000340AS 1TB Hard Drive – Storage Drive OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus Case BenQ RL2450HT MLG Pro Circuit Tournament Monitor You will also need the following: A working install of OS X An 8GB or larger USB drive Download Mac OS X Mountain Lion from the appstore NOTE: All essential utilities, kexts and Extra folder listed in 1.B, 1.C & 1.D can be downloaded here. The zip file contains all the software, kexts & Extra listed above. I have also included this guide and screen shots of the BIOS settings for the Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H motherboard. 1.B. Essential Software You will need to obtain the following. I suggest you place them all in the same folder along with the essential kexts below for use later: 1. The Chameleon boot loader, the latest version of which can always be found here (You want "The Latest Trunk PKG ~ Standard and Official Revision"): 2. Chameleon wizard to create a smbios (basically identify your machine as a mac) and to help with bootloader problems 3. System info for finding device ID’s for general post-install troubleshooting (Check you get the Mac version). 4. DSDT editor for extracting your DSDT once were up and running: 5. Kext utility for installing additional kexts. 6. Wizzard is used for showing/hidding hidden files. 1.C. Essential Kexts (kernel extensions) 1. FakeSMC.kext – absolutely essential – tricks OS X into thinking it’s a real Mac 2. NullCPUPowerManagement.kext – generally required initially to prevent kernel panics, may not be needed once AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement is patched after install. 3. VoodooHDA.kext – required for audio. 4. AtherosL1cEthernet.kext – required of network. Part 2 - Creating the installer 2.A. Preparing the USB 1. In your working OS X install open Disk Utility 2. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar 3. Click the “Partition” tab 4. Under “Partition Layout” click “1 Partition” 5. Click Options -> select “GUID Partition Table”; check the format is set to “Mac OS X Extended (Journeled)”; name it “USB” 6. Click Apply 2.B. Creating the OS X installer on the USB drive 1. Show hidden files in finder by opening Terminal (in utilities) and typing (copy / pasting) the following: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES then killall Finder 2. Mount your Mountain Lion DMG. If using a copy downloaded from the app store: Navigate to Applications (which is where it will save your downloaded copy of ML by default) -> right click "Install OS X Mountain Lion" and click "Show Package Contents" -> Contents -> SharedSupport -> Double click "InstallESD.dmg" 3. Mount BaseSystem.dmg by typing the following in terminal: open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg 4. Go back to disk utility and click on “Mac OS X Base System”, click the “Restore” tab then drag and drop your USB to “destination” and click restore then erase. This will take a while. 5. You’ll now have 2 “Mac OS X Base System”s present in Finder, right click them and “get info” to determine which is your USB drive (hint: look at the size). 6. Navigate to the one which is your USB drive, open it and go to /System/Installation. Delete the “Packages” link then create a folder called “Packages”. 7. Open a new Finder window and navigate to “Mac OS X Install ESD”. Copy everything inside the packages folder to the packages folder you have just created. This will take a while. 8. Copy mach_kernel from “Mac OS X Install ESD” to the root of your USB drive. 2.C. Patching the installer for a PC: 1. Copying the following kexts to /System/Library/Extensions on the USB stick: FakeSMC.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext VoodooHDA.kext AtherosL1cEthernet.kext Note: You may have to rename or delete AppleTyMCEDriver.kext only on the USB stick: AppleTyMCEDriver.kext → AppleTyMCEDriver.kext.old 2. Run the chameleon installation package and ensure to choose your USB drive as the destination. 3. 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. 4. Open Chameleon wizard, click the “SMBios” tab then click "Edit". Now there is a list of “Premade SMBioses”. Look through this list to see which relates best to your PC (Hint: iMac 12.2 for modern desktops or MacBook Pro 8.3 for modern laptops is a good place to look to start with). Click “Save As” and save it to the /Extra folder we created on the USB stick. Note: I have included the org.chameleon.Boot.plist and the SMBios.plist All ready set up for the GA-Z77DS3H motherboard & nVidia GT 640 video card. Just copy the Extra folder in the zip file to the root of the USB drive. 5. Copy the folder of Essential Software & Extra folder to the root of your USB stick. 2.D Hide hidden Files 4. Hide hidden files in finder by opening Terminal and typing: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO then killall Finder Part 3 – Installing OS X: Please note: Parts 6.2 & 6.3 & 6.4 below are very important to a good build; just because you make it to the desktop in the next few steps doesn't mean your hacking is over. 3.A Installing OS X 1. Stick the USB drive in the computer you wish to install ML on and boot from your USB drive. If you’re unsure how to do this when your computer first turns on look for a prompt that says “Press X for boot selection menu” (where X is a key) or something of that effect. Common keys are F8 & F12. 2. When Chameleon comes up press enter to boot OS X. The OS X installer should boot. Go to the utilities menu and click disk utility. Select the disk / partition you wish to install OS X to, call it "OS X" and format it as “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” (See Part 2.A. if you’re a bit rusty with disk utility). N.B. For those dual booting on the same HDD as Windows ensure you've got the Partition Scheme as MBR. 3. Follow the installer to install OS X to the desired partition. 4. Once the installer is finished it will reboot, on reboot boot back into the install USB - NOT OS X! 3.B Fixing the OS X install 1. From the installer go to Utilities and Terminal. 2. Type cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ 3. Type cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/VoodooHDA.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ 4. Type cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/AtherosL1cEthernet.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ 4. Type reboot NOTE: Include the quotes in the lines above. This assumes your install partition is called “OS X” as I said above. If for whatever reason you called it something else replace “OS X” with whatever you called it. Part 4 – Booting ML 1. Reboot your system and boot to the USB stick again but this time select your OS X install. This should boot you into your installed copy of ML. 2. Open "System Preferences" go-to "Security and Privacy", click the lock and give it your password then set "Allow applications downloaded from" to anywhere. 3. Navigate to your folder of essential software on the USB drive and run the chameleon package, install it to your OS X drive. 4. Copy the Extra folder on your USB drive to the root of your HDD (open Finder -> Go -> Computer -> OS X -> paste folder). 5. Reboot and let the computer boot from your HDD, select OS X and it should boot straight to ML.
  11. Have you though about going with a Dell Workstation. The Precision 490, T5400 & T7500 workstations will all run Mac OS X 10.7.2. The nice thing about the Dells is that Foxconn makes the motherboards for both the Dells & the Mac Pros. I put my 490 together for about $500.
  12. Installing Snow Leopard On A Dell Precision 490

    QE/CI are both enabled.
  13. Installing Snow Leopard On A Dell Precision 490

    I just bought a Rosewill RC-400 card and it works great. I will also be post a installing on to a Dell 620.
  14. I decided to write this guide for the Dell 490 to try and help others get their 490 running. I have a put together a zip file that contains a 490Boot.iso, a Dell Precision 490 patched DSDT.aml file, a smbios.kext file and some extras all in one place so you do not have to hunt all over the internet to find them. The specs of my 490 is as follows: 2x Xeon 5150 2.66GHz processors (shows in System Profiler as Dual-Core Xeons) 4GB RAM (plan to upgrade to 16GB later) Gigabyte nVidia GeForce 8400GS (you will need to edit com.apple.Boot.plist if you have a different card) STAC9200 on board audio (audio out works with VoodooHDA.kext) Rosewill RC-400 Gigabit network card 250GB Western Digital SATA Windows drive 160GB Western Digital SATA Ubuntu Linux drive 400GB Western Digital SATA Mac OS X 10.6.5 drive The DSDT.aml has already been patched for the SATA, HPET & RTC issues. The smbios.kext will need to be edited with info to match your 490, such as cpu speed, memory & serial number. The com.apple.Boot.plist will need to be edited if you do not have a nVidia 8400GS video card. The first thing you need to do is download the Dell 490 Install here, unzip the package and burn the 490Boot.iso to a CD, you can do this under Mac OS X or Windows. If you do this under Windows copy the rest of the files to a USB drive or burn to a CD. Boot from the 490Boot CD and at the boot prompt screen swap the boot disk with the retail Mac OS X install disk (just buy it). Wait for a few seconds and press F5 to refresh the prompt screen. Click on the OS X Install DVD and follow the prompts to install. My 400GB hard drive is partitioned to a 100GB Mac system drive & a 300GB Work drive. When the Mac OS X installation has finished reboot with the 490Boot CD disk and at the boot prompt screen choose your Mac hard drive to boot from. After filling out the info Apple wants you to fill out you will come to the desktop. The first thing that needs to be done is to install Chameleon 2 R5 r693 to your Mac hard drive. Once that is done you will need access to the files you downloaded and put on a USB drive or burned to a CD. Copy the DSDT.aml file to the root of your Mac drive, I also have it in the Extra/Extensions folder. Copy the com.apple.Boot.plist & the smbios.plist to the Extra folder on you Mac drive. If you look there is a folder named Extra Extensions, you will need to copy all of the kexts in that folder to the Extra/Extensions folder on you Mac hard drive. To get the sound working open the Kexts folder in the 490 package and copy VoodooHDA.kext to System/Library/Extensions folder. Now go to the Apps folder in the 490 Install package and unzip Kext_Utility.zip and copy to your desktop. Double click Kext Utility and enter your password. When Kext Utility is finished eject the 490Boot CD and reboot your computer. I have not received my Rosewill network card yet so this install does not have network support yet. The Dell 490 Install package is 140MB, I have decided to include extra kexts, guides and some great FREEWARE utilities in the package to help with making your Hackintosh more enjoyable.
  15. SL on a Dell Precision 490

    I have SL running on my 490 and I have uploaded a boot disk here. With this disk you should be able to boot and install SL on to the SATA drives.