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  1. Hello everyone, I was able to install macOS Sierra 10.12.6 a few months ago successfully with working audio, internet, etc. But now I want to upgrade to High Sierra and am not sure whether or not it will be compatible with my system. (Tried to do it using a High Sierra USB. Wouldn't boot into installer, showed "+++++++++++++" or something.) My specs are: Dell Optiplex 3010 Intel Core i3-3240 @ 3.40GHz (HD2500 Integrated Graphics) 4GB of RAM NVIDIA Quadro FX1800 (Want to use this GPU, have an extra Radeon HD7470 somewhere that I can also use in this if needed) Conexant CX20641 Audio Realtek RTL8111E Ethernet So, can I upgrade to High Sierra? Please let me know. EDIT: I kept getting this error: (See attached image) Thanks -Discount_Mac
  2. An 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
  3. What kexts you have and which version of Mavericks?
  4. I have perfectly functioning OS X 10.11 hack on this machine. It's used primarily for Logic Pro X (70% of the time), then everyday web surf, some gaming (Mac Native) and Final Cut / iMovie demo projects. In that order. It has been all good until i jumped from 1280x1024 to 1920x1080 monitors. Now, it's all choppy(er), games and video editing, and CPU is much more utilized in some applications (YT 1080p videos for instance). I would like to upgrade GT220 to something that will still run on stock PSU (300W) and not spend too much, since I'm saving for new machine, but cannot tell if its gonna be in the next few months or a year. Main contenders, for now, are second hand ASUS nVidia GTX650 and Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 (50 euros each) or new GT 730 of some kind (about 75 euros)... I would like to hear you opinions, first if possible, on these two cards (GTX650 and HD7750), and anything else if comes to your mind! Btw, im not using this PC for Windows or any other application rather than OS X.
  5. Hello, I'm planned to buy a Dell Optiplex 7440 with a integrated touchscreen to build a photobooth for events. http://www.dell.com/fr/entreprise/p/optiplex-24-7000-aio/pd Dell say the touchscreen is a HID USB compliant device with Windows, but if it a real HID device, I try to believe it can be work on OSX installation, isn't it ? Is there any confirmation about that from your experience ? If I can avoid a Touch Base driver (very buggy driver) to use this touch screen, it can be great. I'm not need a multitouch screen so HID management as a simply mouse can be enough. I found very old topic about ModBook (Macbook transform to touchscreen laptop), so it's not the same challenge... Thank for any response aout this ...
  6. Hi people! I'm trying to install macOS Sierra on a Dell Optiplex 380. It was perfectly running on OS X Lion until last month. I created a bootable USB of sierra (downloaded from AppStore), but when I try to boot for the installation I have a kernel panic. How can I resolve this issue? I used "dart=0 graphicsenabler=yes -v" as bootflags on clover. There's my specs CPU: Intel Pentium E5800 3.20GHz RAM: 2GB DDR3 (for now, hope to upgrade to 6GB in 2017) HDD: 250GB seagate GRAPHICS: nVidia Quadro FX1800 768MB I also attached a photo of my Kernel Panic Thanks to anyone who will try to help
  7. Hi all, I have a Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop that I turned into a Hackintosh. Everything is okay so far, other then a few things; I cannot buy a Wifi adapter at this point in time because my router is far away from my Hackintosh and long range adapters are very expensive, far more then I want to spend. I have a MGM Electronics WiFi USB (Part number 831-3397) laying around, is it compatible with macOS Sierra? It worked on Windows 7 when it was installed. I also created my installer with a universal beast that is titled 7.0.1, and the Clover version is 3766. I have a bunch of kexts and configs that do not work well with the latest version on Clover, and when booting, sends me into a kernel panic. Is there anyway I can install 3766 to my HDD, or do I have to use a new set of configs? I used this setup: CLOVER.zip Can someone help me install Clover to my hard drive and have these files work for it? Thank you all so much in advance
  8. Hi everyone! My pc specs are these: Dell Optiplex 3010 SFF mobo: Dell 042P49 cpu: i3-3240 gpu: hd2500 (will be added a new gt710 next week) USB created with HackintoshZone restoreSierra from my macbook pro. So, I've installed from usb after setting up (I hope correctly) the bios (legacy, uefi doesn't work properly I think) and, even if I've restarted after waiting so long when it said "less than a minute remaining", I can boot just fine into Sierra in my SSD ("Hackintosh") selecting, when I start/restart the pc, boot from Hackintosh. Everything works fine except graphics (I know hd2500 is not supported so I just bought an used gt710 that will arrive next week), audio (it worked 2 times after setting with clover configurator, then it stopped) and ethernet (I think it's faulty, anyway I've a wifi dongle that works fine). BUT if the usb created with restoreSierra.pkg is not connected I can see Clover bootloader but I can't see my SSD "Hackintosh" which is the drive Sierra is installed in. I'm pretty sure something in post installation (Clover configurator -> Boot secton) is missing, these are the steps I made after the automatic initial setup: Mount EFI partition of SSD (since is not mounted by default) Install Clover EFI in order to install Clover Legacy. Copy EFI folder from HZ usb Delete EFI folder from EFI partition of SSD Paste EFI folder from HZ to EFI partition of SSD When I restart the pc w/o usb plugged I can't see the SSD, the space over the rounded icons is empty except from BOOT from EFI (and if select it it reload the same thing). I hope someone could help me, this is my first step in hackintosh world Have a nice day
  9. ***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.
  10. i need to know what patches and fixes i need to select for installing XxX 10.4.11 on my Dell Optiplex GX270. i got it right the first time and booted just fine, but i needed to do it again, because of a driver i installed didnt work. the second time i tryed to install it, it crashed, because i forgot what i selected. anybody know what i need? also, what driver to i need for my geforce fx5200 card?
  11. Hi all. I have successfully installed Mavericks 10.9 with MyHack but can't boot after. Can someone provides me with kext needed to load an Optiplex 755 with Mavericks 10.9 so I'll install them on the HD. Best regards, Cyber
  12. 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
  13. I am using myHack, no special kext in extra folder with 10.9 Mavericks installer. I have to boot with npci=0x3000.
  14. This is a guide for installing Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on a Dell Optiplex GX280. Everything will work when you are finished except the onboard ethernet. You will have quartz extreme, sleep and sound. You will need to install a compatible ethernet card to have a fully functional system. **********************Specs***************************** 2.53GHz Intel Celeron microprocessor. The chipset was an Intel 915 Grantsdale Express with a data bus speed of 533.0MHz. integrated Intel Extreme Graphics Accelerator audio AC97 driver from Realtek 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub [8086:2580] (rev 04) 00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express Root Port [8086:2581] (rev 04) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2582] (rev 04) 00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation 82915G Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2782] (rev 04) 00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2660] (rev 04) 00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2662] (rev 04) 00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 [8086:2658] (rev 04) 00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 [8086:2659] (rev 04) 00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 [8086:265a] (rev 04) 00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 [8086:265b] (rev 04) 00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c] (rev 04) 00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev d4) 00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:266e] (rev 04) 00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:2640] (rev 04) 00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller [8086:2651] (rev 04) 00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:266a] (rev 04) 02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express [14e4:1677] (rev 01) *************************************************** Boot into your bios (F2 key) and make sure that your SATA Operation is set to Combination and that your Video Memory size is set to 8MB. Change the boot order so that you boot off your optical drive first. You will need to collect some things before you get started: • A retail Snow Leopard installer disk, I used 10.6.3 • Nawcoms ModCD 0.3.2 • A kext installer utility • legacy_kernel-10.6.8.v2.pkg (attached) • MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.8.dmg from Apples website • AppleAC97Audio.kext(attached) • AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext(attached) • ElliottAppleIntelGMA950LegacyEnabler.kext (attached) • AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext (attached) Burn the Nawcoms ModCD 0.3.2 image to a CD Put everything else on a flashdrive, CD, external hard drive or whatever works for you. They will need to be copied to your GX280 later on. Put your Nawcoms ModCD 0.3.2 in your optical drive. Reboot When you see the screen with the white phone, eject the Nawcoms ModCD 0.3.2. Put your Snow Leopard installer disk in your optical drive. Hit the F5 key. The Snow Leopard installer disk should appear on screen. Use the arrow keys to select the Snow Leopard installer disk and hit Enter. There will be some text on the screen. When asked, press any key to continue. The screen will go black , there will be allot of white text (this may take awhile) and then you should get the gray Apple start up screen. When the first window comes up, select your language , and hit the arrow button. ************************Format your Drive*************************** Go up to the tool bar and under Utilities, select Disk Utility. When Disk Utility opens, highlight your hard drive and select the Partition Tab. Select the number of partitions that you want. Name them and make certain that their format is Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Hit the Options button and choose GUID Partition Table. Hit the Apply button, when the window pops up hit Partition. **My keyboard was not functioning at this point and I could not change the name of the hard drive. I was using a USB keyboard. When the partitioning is done, quit Disk Utility. ************************Basic System Installation*************************** Continue with the Snow Leopard installation. The button sequence is Continue, Agree, Select the hard drive you are installing on and hit the Customize button. In the Customize window, expand the CUSTOM OPTIONS line by clicking on the little triangle. Check Legacy Kernal Check ElliotLegacyRTC Fix Check Apple PS2 Check AppleIntelPIIXATA under Chipsets Uncheck AppleAC97Audio. under Audio Uncheck Autodetected Wired LAN support under Networking Check GraphicsEnabler Hit the OK button. Hit the Install button. The install will take about 45 minutes. It will seem like the install has frozen, the progress bar won't move, but don't worry it is installing, just leave it alone. Let the GX280 restart. You will need to go through the set-up process. This is where you enter your address and time zone as well as other information. It is a well guided process, just follow the instructions, I won't go through the details here. *************************************************** Eject the retail Snow Leopard installer disk Copy the following files to your GX280 • A kext installer utility • legacy_kernel-10.6.8.v2.pkg • MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.8.dmg from Apples website • AppleAC97Audio.kext • AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext • ElliottAppleIntelGMA950LegacyEnabler.kext • AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext ************************Update to 10.6.8*************************** Open the MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.8.dmg. Hit Continue, Continue, Continue, Agree and Install. Authenticate with your password and let it install. DO NOT RESTART when installation finishes. Drag the installation window off to one side and leave it alone. Open the Legacy Kernel 10.6.8 package and install it. Hit Continue, Continue, Continue, and Install. When the installation has finished hit Close. Open your root directory and then open System/Library/Extensions scroll down until you find ATI300Contorller.kext. Highlight every kext that starts with ATI. Right click and select "Move to Trash." You will have to authenticate with your password to throw the ATI kexts away. Restart your computer. You should see the start up screen, the gray apple screen and then you are running 10.6.8! ************************Fix the Audio, Video and the About this Mac crashing *************************** Use your kext installing utility to install the following: • AppleAC97Audio.kext <--fixes the audio • AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext <--fixes the video • ElliottAppleIntelGMA950LegacyEnabler.kext <--fixes the video • AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext <--fixes the About this Mac crashes ************************Ethernet*************************** I could not get the built in ethernet to work. Some people have used the following, but it didn't work for me. http://www.insanelym...blem-sometimes/ or this http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/155590-broadcom-5751-applebcm5751ethernetkext/page__hl__+gx280?do=findComment&comment=1715195 ************************Updating*************************** Use Software Update to update your system and applications *************************************************************** AppleAC97Audio.kext.zip AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext.zip AppleSMBIOSEFI.kext.zip ElliottAppleIntelGMA950LegacyEnabler.kext.zip legacy_kernel-10.6.8.v2.pkg.zip
  15. 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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