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karlic posted a topic in Installation GuidesAn Idiot’s (My!) Guide to Installing Mac OS X Sierra 10.12.3 on a Dell Optiplex 780 Small Form Factor Before you begin What you will need: A Dell Optiplex 780 SFF (I did say it’s an idiot’s guide) A Radeon HD5450 Graphics Card (the on-board card is not supposed to work, although it did for me) A USB stick, at least 8GB The following downloads: Clover EFI bootloader from https://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/ Clover Configurator (Vibrant Edition) from http://mackie100projects.altervista.org/download-clover-configurator/ DSDT.aml.zip from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790/ my_Optiplex_config.plist.zip from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790/ AppleALC.kext from https://github.com/vit9696/AppleALC/releases AppleIntelE1000e.kext from https://sourceforge.net/projects/osx86drivers/ FakeSMC.kext from https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-fakesmc-kozlek/downloads USB_Injector.kext from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790/ boot1h from https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/how-do-you-fix-boot0af-error.109717/ What will be useful: A computer with access to the Internet (preferably NOT the Optiplex in case you need to download something halfway through) A camera/phone for taking photos of settings Another USB stick of about 2GB or more. Check BIOS version Shutdown the Optiplex 780 SFF Restart the 780 and watch the boot screen Look at the very bottom of the screen for, “BIOS Revision AXX”, where XX is a number If the number is less than 15, you need to update the BIOS Shut down the Optiplex 780 SFF. Record BIOS settings (in case you break something later on) Restart the 780 and when Dell logo appears keep pressing F2 until you hear a beep Scroll through each of the BIOS settings pages and take a photo for future reference Shutdown the Optiplex 780 SFF. Updating the BIOS (only do this if it is less than version A15) Download O780-A15.exe from here http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/product-support/product/optiplex-780/drivers Download and install unetbootin from here https://unetbootin.github.io Insert a spare USB stick in a USB port (IT WILL BE ERASED) Erase and format the USB stick for MS-DOS Open Disk Utility Select the USB stick Click on Erase Name = USB Format = MS-DOS (FAT) Scheme = Master Boot Record Click on Erase Click Done and quit Disk Utility If it fails the first time, click Done and do step 4. again (the USB stick was still mounted) Run unetbootin Enter your login password, when prompted Select Distribution = FreeDOS Select Version = 1.0 Type = USB Drive Drive = [wherever your USB stick is] Click OK and wait for it to finish Eject USB stick and remove it Re-insert USB stick Copy O780-A15.exe to the USB stick (at the top level, not in a folder) Eject USB stick and remove it Insert USB stick into Optiplex 780 SFF Start the Optiplex 780 SFF and press F12 when Dell logo appears Select USB Device and press Return Select Default and press Return OR wait for it to time out Select FreeDOS Safe Mode and press Return Type C: and press Return Type in DIR and press Return. You should see O780-A15.exe Type in O780-A15.exe and press Return (NB. first is a letter ‘oh’ the second is a number ‘zero’) Press any key when prompted. (If you don’t have an ‘any’ key, just press Return) ;-) Wait for it to finish and restart When the Dell logo appears keep pressing F2 until you hear a beep Scroll through the BIOS settings and check they haven’t changed from those you recorded earlier. Shut down the Optiplex 780 SFF Remove the USB stick. Setting up the BIOS for Hackintosh (Make sure you have a record of current settings) Start the Optiplex 780 SFF When the Dell logo appears keep pressing F2 until you hear a beep Click on Load Defaults Click on OK Click on Yes, if you’re asked about changing SATA settings Select (everything else stays the same): Settings/Drives/Diskette Drive/Disabled Settings/Drives/SATA Operation/RAID Autodetect / AHCI and click Yes Settings/Drives/SMART Reporting/Enable SMART Reporting Settings/System Configuration/Parallel Port/Disable Settings/System Configuration/Serial Port #1/Disable Settings/Performance/Intel SpeedStep/Enable Intel SpeedStep Settings/Performance/C States Control/C States Control Settings/Virtualization Support/Virtualization/Enable intel Virtualization Technology Settings/Power Management/AC Recovery/Last Power State Click Apply Click Exit Shutdown the Optiplex 780 SFF. Creating Sierra install USB stick On a Mac, open the App Store, search for macOS Sierra Click Download on the macOS Sierra entry Wait for it to download (times vary, but when it prompts to begin installing, close it down) Format a spare USB stick with 8GB or more free space (IT WILL BE ERASED) Open Disk Utility Select the USB stick Click on Erase Name = USB Format = Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Scheme = GUID Partition Map Click on Erase Click Done and quit Disk Utility If it fails the first time, click Done and do step 4. again (the USB stick was still mounted) Open Terminal Copy these lines and paste into Terminal:sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction Enter your login password and press Return Go and make a cup of tea. Now you can begin Make the USB stick Hackintosh ready Run Clover_v2.4k_r4012.pkg (the numbers will vary depending on when you downloaded it) Click Continue, Click Continue Click Change Install Location… <— YOU MUST DO THIS! Select Install macOS Sierra Click Continue Click Customize <— YOU MUST DO THIS! Select (all others are should be UNselected): Bootloader/Install boot0af in the MBR CloverEFI/Clover-EFI 64Bit SATA Drivers64UEFI/EmuVariableUefi-64 Drivers64UEFI/OsxAptioFixDrv-64 <— There is NO ‘2’ in this Drivers64UEFI/PartitionDxe-64 Click Install Enter your login password Click Install Software Click Close Run Clover Configurator (Vibrant Edition) Open config.plist Select Gui Select Language and change it to match your own Select Screen Resolution and change it to match your own Select SMBIOS and click the Magic Wand (right-hand side) Select the left-most icon Select iMac (10,1) - Core 2 Duo Select each of the (2) shake buttons Select System Parameters Click Generate New Select File/Save Close Clover Configurator (Vibrant Edition) Copy config.plist to /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/ Click Authenticate Click replace Enter your login password Click OK Copy DSDT.aml to /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ Click Authenticate Enter your login password Click OK Copy: AppleALC.kext, AppleIntelE1000e.kext, FakeSMC.kext, and USB_Injector.kex to: /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.12/ Click Authenticate Enter your login password Click OK Copy boot1h to /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/ (this will only be used if you have problems) Click Authenticate Enter your login password Click OK Copy Clover_v2.4k_r4012.pkg to /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/ Click Authenticate Enter your login password Click OK Eject the USB stick Install macOS Sierra. Install Sierra on your Optiplex 780 SFF Remove any disks other than the one you intend to install onto (prevents accidents) Install the HD5450 graphics card and other devices you intend to use (USB mouse, keyboard, etc) Insert the USB stick Install macOS Sierra Start the Optiplex 780 SFF and press F12 when Dell logo appears Select USB Device and press Return Select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS Sierra and press Return The screen appears to freeze, be patient Test your reading speed as the console text scrolls past ;-) Select Disk Utility and click Continue Select your target disk and click Erase Name = Sierra Format = Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Scheme = GUID Partition Map Click Erase Click Done Close Disk Utility Select Install MacOS and click Continue Click: Continue Agree Agree Select the Sierra disk and click Install After about 30 mins (during which the screen may go blank) the Optiplex 780 SFF will reboot and again after another 30 mins IF it hangs, switch off Start the Optiplex 780 SFF and press F12 when Dell logo appears Select USB Device and press Return Select Boot macOS Install from Sierra and press Return Select your country and keyboard and click Continue after each Click Continue Click Continue and Don’t Use Select Don’t Sign in, Continue, and Skip Click Agree and Agree Enter your details and click Continue Select your time zone and click Continue DEselect Send diagnostics & usage date to Apple and click Continue Click Continue Click Continue and press the key next to the Shift key, then click Done Open Terminal and type in sudo spctl --master-disable and press Return Enter your login password and press Return Run Clover_v2.4k_r4012 from the USB stick /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra Click Continue, Click Continue Click Change Install Location… <— YOU MUST DO THIS! Select Install macOS Sierra Click Continue Click Customize <— YOU MUST DO THIS! Select (all others are should be UNselected): Bootloader/Install boot0af in the MBR CloverEFI/Clover-EFI 64Bit SATA Drivers64UEFI/EmuVariableUefi-64 Drivers64UEFI/OsxAptioFixDrv-64 <— There is NO ‘2’ in this Drivers64UEFI/PartitionDxe-64 Install RC scripts on target volume Install Clover Preference Pane Click Install Enter your login password Click Install Software Click Close Copy: /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/config.plist to /EFI/Clover/ /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/DSDT.aml to /EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched/ /Volumes/Install\ macOS\ Sierra/EFI/Clover/kexts/10.12/* to /EFI/Clover/kexts/10.12/ Shut down the Optiplex 780 SFF and remove the USB stick Start the Optiplex 780 SFF. IF it hangs with boot0af: error, switch off and reinsert the USB stick. Start the Optiplex 780 SFF and press F12 when Dell logo appears Select USB Device and press Return Select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS Sierra and press Return Be patient Use the top menu to open Terminal Type in: mount And press Return Look for /Volumes/Sierra and note the entry to the left, which will be /dev/diskXsY, where X and Y are numbers Type in: cd /Volumes/Image\ Volume umount /dev/diskXsY sudo dd if=boot1h of=/dev/diskXsY bs=4096 shutdown -h now where X and Y are the numbers from above and pressing Return after each line Remove the USB stick and start the Optiplex 780 SFF Enjoy your Hackintosh. I had to visit System Preferences | Sound | Output and select HDMI to hear any sound
gygabyte666 posted a topic in Complete Desktops***Use EXTREME CAUTION when using either my Mountain Lion (10.8.x) or Lion (10.7.x) org.chameleon.Boot.plist without checking it first. It is setup to use kernel/boot caches which was disabled by default from Lion onward and will cause BOOT FAILURE if your E/E kexts aren't moved into S/L/E before the mkext rebuild. If your install isn't setup to use kernel/boot caches or you have no intention of using them, simply remove these lines from the plist and you'll be fine. The drawback from not using the caches is that your booting time will take longer: <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> You've been warned.*** By using the advise or files from this thread, you assume full responsibility for your actions and their results. I cannot be held responsible for any potential damage to your system or loss of data. Just sayin' ;-p The issues with this system using either Mountain Lion (10.8.x), Lion (10.7.x), or Snow Leopard (10.6.x) have been resolved with the help from people in this thread and through many, many hours/days of trial and error on my part. To anyone with this system setup, I have provided zip archive(s) with all the files that I have either previously used or currently use on my Mac partition(s). They have been tested working on either 10.8-10.8.2, 10.7.3-4 or 10.6.8 and are all ready to use, just unzip them, apply them where they should be, repair permissions and rebuild mkext as needed and reboot. The only issue I that couldn't be fixed is the random restart BIOS hang where the Dell splash boot-up screen will "hang" or "freeze" once the loading bar reaches full. CTRL+ALT_DEL doesn't fix this, the only way to resolve it is to press the power button to shut the tower off and then on again. This only seems to happen when rebooting from a Mac install. I can confirm that the BIOS hang doesn't happen after a reboot from a Tiger install. I might look further into this later. Lastly, My system is running BIOS rev A05 during all tests. So I can't confirm the dsdt provided working on anything but that BIOS rev. It may also not function properly if used on a different size chassis of the 760, such as the full size model or ultra slim form factor model. Thanks for everyone's help! Download the zip archive(s) here: Full (contains everything for all OSs) = Opti760_3Kitties.zip Mountain Lion (10.8-10.8.2) = Opti760-MountainLion.zip Lion (10.7.3-4) = Opti760-Lion.zip Snow Leopard (10.6.8) = Opti760-SnowLeopard.zip Last updated: 11/26/12 ORIGINAL POST: Soooooo basically, I suck at this. I'm horribly unconfident in every aspect of DSDT creation/modification. I'm ashamed to admit but in all the years i've been tweaking and playing around with OSX86 I have NEVER been able to really figure out how to deal with using/editing DSDT files. My experience lies only with "dirty" hacks, through modification of current system files, or adding in new ones. I have looked up and tried out more tuts than I care to count, each had their own specific way of going about it and NONE of them were very helpful. They all seemed to only cater to one specific motherboard type while leaving everyone else with a different board in the complete dark. Being lost to begin with, the last thing I planned to do was make guesses and risk completely f***ing up my hardware in the process. So yeah, I need help. I would probably benefit most from learning from the work of others on MY own DSDT, not someone else's. So, I will provide two one DSDT file below, extracted from my system, completely unaltered. dsdt-Optiplex760-Untouched.zip The second will be one that I tried to edit (and probably failed miserably), this should be used as examination from someone more skilled at DSDT patching to assess if I did it right or was completely wrong about it. I only want a few patches applied because most everything on my system is working great! At least, according to my testing anyway. I was planning on applying the following patches but need help: -RTC reset fix for CMOS. -GeForce device/NVCAP injection (see below for code, originally referenced here) -SpeedStep enabling (never attempted, I think it might be dangerous) -Audio fix for ADI 198x (if exists, although i'm content with using current VoodooHDA solution) -Sleep/Hibernate fix (should one exist, this one is VERY low priority) -Network/Ethernet fix (also low priority, i'm currently using AppleIntelE1000e as a fix) EVGA GeForce 6200 512MB PCI NVCAP: 0400000000000300040000000000000700000000 **This code was extracted using Everest Win7x64, then using NVCAP Maker v1.4. That's really it. Most everything else important seems to function as expected. If someone with long time experience in creating/editting DSDT files reads this, I hope you'll considering helping me. I'm eager to learn this but not so eager to destroy hardware through constant trial & error, which is all I have going for me right now. So if anyone can and is willing to help, please try and do so. I will really appreciate it! If more info is needed i'll do my best to get it to you ASAP. Thanks for the read. UPDATE: So, I decided to try to test out my edited DSDT linked above to see if it made any difference. Low and behold it appears I actually might have fixed a couple things. After testing it out and rebooting the first thing i noticed was that my RTC fix worked! My BIOS no longer resets after a reboot! I previously needed ElliottForceLegacyRTC to fix that. Then, I tried out my tiny graphic fix (to try to make sure my PCI was correctly read as 0. That seems to have worked too. Before the edits, I needed to use NVEnabler to get my 6200 to give me the black screen before the login screen, now it does it by simply adding the GraphicsEnabler flag. Lastly, I did a rough fix to my PIC & TMR and planned to edit my HPET which never was done because I didn't know what I was doing and didn't wanna risk frying my CPU. Still, I edited both PIC & TMR and tried to see if I could get my system booted without the need for the NullCPUPowerManagement kext and it actually worked too! Although, to be fair, I am pretty sure I didn't need to edit anything to get my CPU to work without NullCPUPM before. I just had it in my E/E folder to be safe. Either way, i'm completely baffled by the fact that my half-assed attempt at a DSDT edit ended in slight success, especially since it gave me a s***-ton of errors while building. I still have a few fixes I REALLY need help with though. I don't have an audio fix, a sleep fix, a speedstep fix, an ethernet fix, or a GeForce injection. So please, if anyone has anything that might be able to help me, i'm all ears! UPDATE#2: Tried adding in the Nvidia NVCAP injection linked above without success. Back to square one since QE/CI + Full resolution is STILL the only important thing missing from my system. I also keep getting a crapload of errors while rebuilding my DSDT for testing, which I can only imagine might lead to unforeseen problems later on potentially. UPDATE#3: Installed SnowLeo on a USB HDD to test with to see if the 6200 would even work on that. Long story short, no it doesn't. That means I would have to go back as far as Leo just to get this stupid card to have full QE/CI. So I decided an upgrade was in order, after much discussion with Gringo, another forum member who was very helpful in the decision process, I have purchased a 9500 GT that should arrive within a few days. Hopefully my luck with QE/CI will change once I give the new card a try. Nothing could be worse than the slow ass, outdated, PCI-based 6200 I have been testing with. Will keep the thread posted on progress.