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  1. The conversion CANNOT be avoided if you have flash storage. I chose the box on Beta 1 and had HFS+ on my flash storage thru out the Beta but the GM has no such check box for flash storage. If you get a box then you do NOT have Apple recognized FLASH storage. Another option might be to cripple the KEXT for flash storage until after the install ... unfortunately, I'm out of town for two weeks so I'll have to get back to y'all about that ...
  2. So my High Sierra boot partition disappeared after HS GM install which is when I discovered there is no option to install without APFS. Well, that maybe the future but I don't want it. So, I removed it. My setup is a dual boot with Win 8 (I use it about once a month, by accident). My Mac boot disk is disk0s6, 70GB, and I have my user data on disk0s8, about 300GB, not the boot disk. This division allows quicker restores and less-dangerous upgrades as the data is always safe. You may need far more than 70GB depending on your applications so think about it before you do that split. I mention that because you have to destroy your boot disk in order to revert to HFS+; having to restore all of your data every time is both tedious and a little more dangerous than having it safely housed away from what ever APPLE has decided is best for us this week. So here are the steps: 1) Make a local USB Time Machine backup of your boot disk; you can use a network version (make sure it is up-to-date!) but the restore will take HOURS. 2) Install the High Sierra GM onto a bootable USB device 3) Migrate your previous backup onto the new install (if your USB is too small, do step 4 before step 3) 4) Boot into Recovery; using DISK Utility, restore the USB install onto your HFS+ boot partition. I'm staying on HFS+ as long as possible - the world is not ready for APFS and way too much stuff is affected without good alternatives.
  3. Dell Inspiron 7548 (2), Dual boot Windoz (for maint only), SSD (1T and 512G), macOS 10.13 Beta 2

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    [pre-release] macOS High Sierra

    Beta 2 install issue For those of you having difficulties installing with message /System/Installation/Packages/macOSUpd10.13.pkg not found, build one. You'll find the macOSUpd10.13.pkg in the install libraries after the updoad. Just copy the Macinstall version into the path and do the install as normal.
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    [pre-release] macOS High Sierra

    Dell Inspiron 7548 currently booting HS Beta DP1 from SanDisk 64GB USB3 PCIe configuration failure - AirPortBrcmNIC - AirPortBrcm4360 AirPort Extreme Fix BCM94352Z (Lenovo NGFF) (14e4:43b1) - credit to Neo.aka.Darkman; my configuration still failed with his fix but just had to duplicate the three fixes for com.apple.driver.AirPort.BrcmNIC and change the kext to com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4360 - so now 9 patches instead of 6.
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    Intel HD Graphics 5500 - Need some help

    I'm running a Dell 7548 w/HD5500 and NO freezes. DVMT = 64MB via FireWolf's set_var explanation and a modification I made to FB16160002: This modification will reduce your potential displays to 2; one LVDS reported as BUILT-in and one HDMI and is quite stable. I have tested it on 10.10.3, 10.10.4, 10.11 Beta1 and 10.11 Beta 2. I have two virtually identical 7548's running this patch apparently, at the moment, flawlessly. I also discovered that the version of VoodooPS2 you are running seems to make a difference although I cannot prove it; I'm running the 2015-05-02 version. Hibernate does cause a scrambled screen on restore on the built-in screen only; I set a hot-corner for display sleep and just sleep the display for a second to restore.
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    No acceleration on nVidia GT650m on Mountain Lion 10.8

    No - DSDT's are machine specific and at best it won't work but damage could result in rare cases. It is always best to extract your machine's DSDT and modify it for what you need.
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    No acceleration on nVidia GT650m on Mountain Lion 10.8

    I have a similar issue - the machine is otherwise fully functional and I am running 10.8.3 (12D78) but no graphics. If you boot with NVDAStartup.kext and without GeForce.kext, the machine actually does boot but you need a second mac to share the screen and the maximum display will be 16?? by 1080. As I have my L702x hackint0sh with a nice second monitor attached, I run mine thatI way some times. I have tried Clover but the results are not better - I believe the Ubuntu folks had similar issues and it required a kernel fix but I have NOT verified that nor been able to track it down. I would like to get a copy of the Mac VBIOS from a GT650M in a MBP or iMAC to use and I could really use a clear explanation of the source and reason behind the CVGDisplayxxx and etc. messages. At this stage, I wish I could turn my HD4000 back on
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    Help for Dell 7720 (2828,3D edition)

    I have the same machine - it is running in safe mode only at the moment. I have to remove the nVidia NVDAGK100HAL.kext to get it to boot; some say the GeForce.kext is the issue; frankly, that might be better so I am still researching this. I am modifying my DSDT for the 650M although in the long term that should not be necessary. The Dell device ID is NOT the same as the Apple one and we have more memory so we can expect issues for a while until this gets worked out. I have working keyboard and trackpad - my biggest issue at the moment is no ethernet; although somebody said it works, mine does not. Without an internet connection which will work in safe mode, I am stuck at the moment. I have pulled the SSDTs and the DSDT from Win 8 using AIDA64 and got a listing of all devices so the numbers and ports can be determined. Audio should work; it doesn't because kexts still do not load; the built-in Ethernet is supported and the kext loads but some little thing is not right - says not connected and in the IOReg is identical to my working L702x except the active connection type is blank which makes sense based upon what I am seeing. I'll update as I make progress - if anybody has the onboard ethernet working, please let me know. If anybody has a working GT 650M, please let me know. I installed the Retina package to get the latest drivers but that didn't help and it wouldn't complete boot even in safe mode. C'est la vie.
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    Need help - cuda-z can't see my card - device emulation cpu

    On my L702x w/GT550M, I copy a known card from a similar mac machine and use it in my system definition. In my case, in the info.plist in the AGPM.kext, the MBP6,2 has an entry for a 0x0a29 nVidia device. I copy that child, using PlistEditPro, to the MBP8,3 and rename it to 0x0dd6 which is my device. While I 'see' no difference, it eliminates a message in the LOG that occurs about 30 times a second when I'm streaming video and activates my CUDA for BOINC. Steve
  11. I hesitate to post a patcher as it is not mine. The addresses which appear to be equivalent in the AICPUPM 167.2.0 are: 9D1A 9DE2 9E60 9EA9 A764 <--<< I pulled this out (changed back to 0F30) as it does not appear to be a wrmsr ... A816 A8F4 AF40 1130A 113E8 This whole process won't take more than 10 minutes if you follow my instructions: http://www.suavetech.com/0xed/0xed.html 1) Download the 0xED.app editor from link above. 2) Place a copy of the entire AICPUPM.kext on your desktop. 3) Open the 0xED (you can do this from you Downloads folder if you wish) editor and using the File menu, open the binary inside the kext (the Open will drill down into the kext just like it was a normal folder) (Picture 1, below). 4) Go to the Edit menu, Write Mode and set to Overwrite 5) Type each address into the Go To Offset box 6) Verify that the two bytes are 0f30 (this means your address was correct) and type 9090 (just type, the cursor will advance for you) (Picture 2, below). 7) Repeat steps 5 & 6 nine times (I find that AF64 is not a necessary address but it works either way) 8) Press the big red save button - the binary will be replaced in the kext. 9) Exit 0xED.app 10) Install the kext with Kext Helper b7.app or whatever you use. Finished! Picture 1: Picture 2: As flAked is the author, if you have issues, it is probably best to wait for him to respond. You use these at your risk as I have limited knowledge on the subject.
  12. 10.7.3 (11D16) is out for dev and manually modifying 167.2.0 with 'like' changes which you made to 167.0.0 yields a bootable and executable machine but I'm stuck in sslloooww. Just one PState; the good news is my machine runs much cooler Is your patcher something you intend to update? I realize I am early but I was enjoying the POWER and now I feel, well, slightly lethargic. When I say 'like', I calculated an offset from the 'first' in the new module to the 'first' in the old module and changed all of the wrmsr with matching (6, I believe) and nearly matching (4) locations. I ended up with the same changed versus unchanged (strings 00000f30 vs 00009090) in the same order (I think, my editor seemed a bit dodgey ). Anyway, GeneratePStates/CStates doesn't help the cause, either. I am running a Dell L702x with a i7-2630QM so it may be they've done something to cripple it but I just wanted you to know, if it's still an active task on your radar. Thanks so much for your work - it is awesome!
  13. When you get a chance, we'll probably need just a bit more: MOBO (I assume this is a desktop) CPU installer method and drivers (kexts) used (VoodooPS2 or Apple or ...) memory Personally, I'm laptop guy so I probably won't be a lot of help but it is a process; seldom does it just run right out of the box. Did you modify your DSDT? Is this the first install or did you just do a Video card replacement? And anything else you can think of that might have changed ... Personally, I have three real Macs and I have three hackintosh laptops (Dells; E1705, 1525 and a L702x w/everything working except qe/cl on my video, still looking for that) so I'm fairly familiar with the process. Good luck!
  14. Another option would be to move the 1030N over to the WIFI slot and connect those antennas (black/white) to keep the bluetooth and then use the Dell 1510 for Wireless.
  15. My L702x (no HD graphics so that issue is moot) now has ALC665 audio working, USB2.0 ports work (after boot - I haven't tried to boot from them yet), Bluetooth (via the Centrino 1030N) and the FERMI freezes seem to have stopped although I can take no credit for that. My DSDTs are attached the so you can extract the differences and attempt to fill in some of your gaps. I use an app called p4merge which will mark the differences between DSDTs and make cutting and pasting much easier. Audio was pulled from the L701x topic version 3 zip file. I used an new app from EvOS86 team called DSDTFixer to do initial mods. I will eventually write this up but I am trying to finish video first; I've got 1920x1080 but no QE/CL. You should ignore the included ioreg listing ...