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GUIDE Dell XPS m1530 Mac OSX Lion 10.7.2

 

This guide is based on my own experience installing OSX Lion. I didn’t hade any experience with hackintosh, so it might not be done the most efficient way. I got it all running in four hours. If you follow this guide, you can probably do it in less then two.

 

My specs are:

2,10 GHz processor (shouldn’t matter)

3GB RAM (shouldn’t matter)

Broadcom BCM4315 Wireless card (does matter)

 

What doesn’ t work for me:

  • Microphone is too faint to be called working

Files you need:

I also give the links to the download inside de tuturial, but for pre-downloading is this the list:

Lets start!

 

Step zero: Make mac with a mac

If you don’t have a mac installation, we need to create one. The way I did was installing Snow Leopard first. Just get a retail version of sleopard from some site and follow http://www.insanelym...pic=223470&st=0 till you have it booted. When you have: continue with step 1.

 

1: Disabling speedstep

Disable Speedstep in you bios. If you do not you will get random freezes. Which you do not want during an installation.

To do this: 1. Press F2 right after you hit the start button

2. Go to performance settings

3. Disable speedstep

4. Do not enable it again until I say so

 

2: Installing Lion

If you have access to a Mac installation you can use the this guide:

http://tonymacx86.bl...lion-using.html. Do a clean install and after step 3 you should come back here.

 

3: Drivers from custom package, do NOT reboot untill i say so

After that take look at /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist

Change the string of Graphics Mode to your resolution.

Also check out an other file in de /Extra directory. Open smbios.plist

You might want to change the "SMmaximalclock" to your own. Eg for 2,4Ghz, make it 2400.

 

5: Install kext utility and chameleon

  • Put kext utility in your application directory
  • Run the chameleon installer

Run kextutility to repair permissions, then reboot into the bios.

 

4: Enable speedstep

Do step one again, but now you have to enable it offcourse.

 

5: Updating to 10.7.3

Now you should be able to install de 10.7.3 update. Use the Combo update package from the Apple site.

 

6: WiFi for BCM43xx

If you have working WIFI now, you can skip this step. If you have a Intel wireless chip, you’re screwed. If you have a Broadcom chip do this:

To make WIFI work on BCM43xx:

  1. Remove the file /System/Library/Extensions/IO80211Family.kext
     
  2. Add the kext of IO80211Family.kext.zip instead
     
  3. Run KextUtility

 

7: Fix sleep

Open a terminal and execute this command:

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

Problem is that ethernet will not work after recovered from sleep. Better than no sleep at all.

 

Optional:

  • To speed up your graphics a bit: Google for “Nvidia mac driver” and install the latest version.
  • Remove kexts which cause non fatal errors on bootup: If you start in verbose you see some errors caused by non functional kexts. You can remove the following kexts to get rid of the errors and safe some bootup time. Remove these from /System/Library/Extensions: audioAUUC.kext , applehda.kext. Run afterwards kext utility.

I hope you now have a perfectly working install. Leave a reply if you don’t.

 

Thanks to all the people who made this so easy.

 

Edit 19 February 2012: removed ######, because it is not cool.

Edit 2 april 2012: new buildbot link and other trackpad/keyboard kext.

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thank you for the guide,

everything works but the keyboard and touchpad.

any ideas how I can fix that?

thank you

 

Don't have any because mine is working fine. Will look into it though.

 

BTW: wifi doesn't work anymore after update to 7.3.

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For the WiFi problem: Somehow updated the 10.7.3 update the IO80211Family.kext which caused a kernel panic. You need to replace it again after the 7.3 update. Replace it with the one from the first post.

 

For your non working keyboard and touchpad: You can see in the install screenshot from [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] in the first post that the ApplePS2Controller.kext isn't recognized as installed. I might made a mistake recalling everything i have done. (Maybe i got the kext from somewhere else.) I attached the kext i'm using right now.ApplePS2Controller.kext.zip

 

Replace it with the one you have atm. Afterwards run kextutility en reboot.

 

Hope this fixes it. If not, tell me and we will look for a solution.

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hello there buddy

I'm the reference from the osx install, just checking cuz i was about to update; did you try to lower the number of kexts and tried to insert specific dsdt.aml?

 

this is the topic that i am refering to;

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=190780

 

The number of kexts is already pretty low. Right now, the total is 4.

 

I picked the last generic dsdt (2011/10/29) because I don't see the profit from a specific one.

 

Btw thank you for your snow leopard guide it made the lion installation a lot easier for me.

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oh no mentions, the thing is when u have a ready install it makes everything better (multiple hdd clones etc.) I just finished updating my other machine atm i am tryin to make the same updated hdd work on the m1530... we'll see how it will end.. lol

this {censored} is fun to play with :D

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Thanks again Chatlink. helpful guide. I ordered the mic and will let you know how it goes. I did more research on ebay and they have the mic for $1.21 shipped.

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perfect thx Is there a guide mountain loin Dp2???

 

Maybe, but not from me, because I use the notebook for school and don't want a unstable system.

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Is there a new URL for the latest chameleon .pkg? The link in the OP (http://builds.voodoo...uilds/Xcode4.1/) just throws a 404 error, and I'm having to use the USB stick to boot. After using this chameleon (2.1svn-r1768), I can't get the onboard keyboard or trackpad to work at all with ApplePS2Controller.kext in both /extra/extensions and /system/library/extensions (and yes, I've used kext utility).

 

Other than that, the guide worked great (except freezing during installation, which just needed lots of attempts with speedstep / wifi / BT off and plenty of ventilation, and a good pinch of luck)

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Is there a new URL for the latest chameleon .pkg? The link in the OP (http://builds.voodoo...uilds/Xcode4.1/) just throws a 404 error, and I'm having to use the USB stick to boot. After using this chameleon (2.1svn-r1768), I can't get the onboard keyboard or trackpad to work at all with ApplePS2Controller.kext in both /extra/extensions and /system/library/extensions (and yes, I've used kext utility).

 

Other than that, the guide worked great (except freezing during installation, which just needed lots of attempts with speedstep / wifi / BT off and plenty of ventilation, and a good pinch of luck)

 

I started using some other appleps2controller.kext, which i didn't upload to here :P. I will replace the link in the first post.

 

Here is the new chameleon buildbot link: http://www.meklort.com/. The newest build is r1902.

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Great guide! It took some time but I've finally upgraded from Snow Leopard 10.6.6 to Lion 10.7.3. Thank you for the supplying the Kext files OP.

I've run into a few issues that I haven't been able to fix quite yet. When I reboot or shutdown, the system will sometimes hang with a black screen.

Another issue that I've found is that the trackpad will not allow me to click - I have to click the button at the bottom of the pad. Not a big deal though.

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Great guide! It took some time but I've finally upgraded from Snow Leopard 10.6.6 to Lion 10.7.3. Thank you for the supplying the Kext files OP.

I've run into a few issues that I haven't been able to fix quite yet. When I reboot or shutdown, the system will sometimes hang with a black screen.

Another issue that I've found is that the trackpad will not allow me to click - I have to click the button at the bottom of the pad. Not a big deal though.

 

I have both problems too :P. I only experience the black screen with system changes (kexts or updates eg safari) or with reboot. I know it can be annoying sometimes :(.

 

I didn't really search to fix the clicking behaviour, because the buttons are quite easy to push and you won't click accidentally while typing (which I did very often with windows).

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I have both problems too :P. I only experience the black screen with system changes (kexts or updates eg safari) or with reboot. I know it can be annoying sometimes :(.

 

I didn't really search to fix the clicking behaviour, because the buttons are quite easy to push and you won't click accidentally while typing (which I did very often with windows).

 

I know there was a restart fix implemented in the DSDT in that thread. There are also a few kext files as well (EvOReboot, OSXRestart, etc.) that I may investigate.

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Many thanks 4 your guide....

 

Just some pointers .... if the lion installation hangs disable every option in BIOS except those Already enabled and USB related. Also remove the battery.

I found out after about 20+ frozen installations.

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So, I used this guide with 10.7.3, and have been trying to get this to work for the better part of 2-weeks now. Installation was extremely difficult, with lots and lots of freezes, but I eventually got it on there. The problem I'm having now is getting it to boot up. Sometimes I get "cpu context error", but more often, it just hangs up at some random point in the boot process. I've tried verbose, ignore caches, single user; it doesn't make any difference. It can take anywhere between five and 20 (or more) forced shut-down and restarts before I get to the desktop. Once there, it's pretty stable (mostly), but, getting there....

 

I'm using Chameleon 2.1.

 

Is this some problem in the SMBios? DSDT? This laptop was running quite well on 10.6.7....

 

Thanks!

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So, I used this guide with 10.7.3, and have been trying to get this to work for the better part of 2-weeks now. Installation was extremely difficult, with lots and lots of freezes, but I eventually got it on there. The problem I'm having now is getting it to boot up. Sometimes I get "cpu context error", but more often, it just hangs up at some random point in the boot process. I've tried verbose, ignore caches, single user; it doesn't make any difference. It can take anywhere between five and 20 (or more) forced shut-down and restarts before I get to the desktop. Once there, it's pretty stable (mostly), but, getting there....

 

I'm using Chameleon 2.1.

 

Is this some problem in the SMBios? DSDT? This laptop was running quite well on 10.6.7....

 

Thanks!

 

I can't guess what your problem is without the appropriate information. Post as much relevant information as possible.

 

Eg include your dsdt and smbios for a start. And which chameleon build are you using?

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"I can't guess what your problem is without the appropriate information. Post as much relevant information as possible. Eg include your dsdt and smbios for a start. And which chameleon build are you using?"

 

Sorry I didn't give enough information. But, I think I know what it is now. I disabled VoodooBattery and now it boots quickly, and reliably. SO, I guess my real question is: Is there a battery monitor kext that works, and allow the computer to boot?

 

I'm using the DSDT and the smbios from the links above. BTW, thanks for this write-up. Many were the times I almost gave up on the install, only to look back at this post, thinking, "No, I know this can be done!"

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"I can't guess what your problem is without the appropriate information. Post as much relevant information as possible. Eg include your dsdt and smbios for a start. And which chameleon build are you using?"

 

Sorry I didn't give enough information. But, I think I know what it is now. I disabled VoodooBattery and now it boots quickly, and reliably. SO, I guess my real question is: Is there a battery monitor kext that works, and allow the computer to boot?

 

I'm using the DSDT and the smbios from the links above. BTW, thanks for this write-up. Many were the times I almost gave up on the install, only to look back at this post, thinking, "No, I know this can be done!"

 

Did you look in the kernel log?

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Thank you for the guide :-)

 

Everything works except sleep :-( ,Works once an after reboot on sleep. Somebody can help me to fix that? :-)

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How did you install the 10.7.4 update? I used software update and could no longer boot? Did you use combo update? Did you just install and it worked or did you have to do anything post install to get it working again? e.g. broadcom wireless kext reinstall? I am keen to get mine up to 10.7.4. thx

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How did you install the 10.7.4 update? I used software update and could no longer boot? Did you use combo update? Did you just install and it worked or did you have to do anything post install to get it working again? e.g. broadcom wireless kext reinstall? I am keen to get mine up to 10.7.4. thx

 

I don't use OSX anymore and use ubuntu now, so i didn't update.

 

Could you start up in verbose and see where it goes wrong? Type -v on startup in chameleon to do so.

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      Rename Device (AC) -> Device (ADP1) Remove UID from Device (HPET) Add compatible ID "PNP0C01" to Device (HPET) Change ADP1:_STA from 0x0F to 0xFFFFFFFF Enable Ambient Light Sensor and renamed to Device (ALS0) from Device (ALS) Add compatible ID "smc-als" to ALS0 Rename LID -> LID0 Change "name" definitions to Buffers in _DSM methods Rename Device (PBTN) to PWRB Rename Device (SBTN) to SLPB Sleep / Wake does not work with the basic DSDT edits.  I have discovered that Sleep / Wake can be made to work by adding discrete graphics _OFF and _ON methods to _PTS and _WAK methods respectively (borrowed the concept and code from a working E6430 DSDT: Credit here: https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/9248-working-sleep-on-intel-hd-and-nvidia-nvs-on-dell-latitude-e6430-optimus-enabled-or-disabled/page/6/. The Clover boot arg should be changed to "darkwake=0" for reasons explained by @holyfield in this thread.  Leaving this for historical purposes: LCD screen is blank when waking laptop by opening lid (screen is not blank when waking with power button).  Solution is to add darkwake=8 to CLOVER boot args.  Thank you @Hervé for this tip.  
      Brief Installation Guide:
      Configure BIOS (version A17) as follows (leave default unless listed here): Boot Sequence: USB, Internal HDD, CD/DVD, Modular Bay HDD; Boot List Option: Legacy; Integrated NIC: Enabled; Parallel Port: Disabled; Serial Port: Disabled; SATA Operation: AHCI; Misc Devices: Enable Modular Bay, Camera, External USB, Microphone, Media Card and 1394; Latitude ON Reader: Disabled; Keyboard Illumination: Auto ALS and Input; Ambient Light Sensor: Enabled; OROM Keyboard Access: Disable; TPM Security: Disable; Computrace: Deactivate; CPU XD Support: Enable; Performance: Enable all options; Power Management: Disable Wake on AC, Disable Wake on LAN/WAN, Express Charge: Standard, Charge Behavior: Enabled; Keypad: Fn Key Only; Mouse/Touchpad: Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse; USB Emulation: Enable Legacy; Fn Key Emulation: Disabled; Fastboot: Thorough; Virtualization: Enable Intel Virtualization, Disable VT for Direct I/O, Disable Trusted Execution; Wireless Switch: Bluetooth and WLAN; Wireless Device Enable: Bluetooth and WLAN;  Create your MacOS installer USB (Use DosDude's Mojave Patcher for Mojave) (start with High Sierra and not Mojave if you're new to hackintosh). Install CLOVER (Legacy) on installer USB using attached EFI as your guide for patched ACPI, kexts and config.plist Install MacOS to your SSD.  When you run DosDude's Mojave Patcher, DO NOT install LegacyUSBInjector.kext - you're going to use Rehabman's USBInjectAll.kext.  Also, do not install the DosDude SIP kext (you're using CLOVER to manage SIP). Install the following kexts in /Library/Extensions:  ACPIBatteryManager.kext, AirportBrcmFixup.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakeSMC.kext, FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext, FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext, FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext, FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext, IntelMausiEthernet.kext, Lilu.kext, USBInjectAll.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext (the "Refined ALPS Touchpad driver," not the original), VoodooSDHC.kext (configured as shown here). Switch Command and Option keys to compensate for Refined ALPS driver issue (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys).  Also change keyboard type to ISO European to fix the [ ` ~ ] key (to the left of the "1" (one) key. Install VoodooHDA Install HWMonitor application  
      Tips for Improved Performance (on this and other older systems)
      System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results: Uncheck all options System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy: Add all Volumes System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce motion" System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce transparency"  
      Other tips
      If your fan is always running and temps are good, try pressing Fn + z After applying Mojave updates, HWMonitor may not display discrete graphics attributes.  On systems with multiple displays, a second (or third display) may not be active after applying the Mojave update.  The solution to this is to run "sudo kextcache -i /" (in a terminal window) and reboot.  This will usually fix the issue.  If the issue is not fixed, run DosDude's Post Install Utility, apply the Legacy Graphics Patch, reboot and then run "sudo kextcache -i /" if necessary.  
      Screenshots
       
       
      Credits
      In addition to those mentioned in this first post and in subsequent posts in this thread, much of this solution for the Latitude E6410 was made possible by the numerous contributions of @RehabMan.  I hope he's doing well, wherever he is.  Hopefully he has long since forgotten what a PIA I was (and still am) as I was (and still am) learning hackOS.  
       
      E6410-Mojave-v4.zip
    • By tonyx86
      This thread for installing Catalina on the Dell Latitude E6410 WITH NVIDIA GRAPHICS (BIOS A17, NVidia 3100m) will help you install a fresh installation of Catalina on your Dell Latitude E6410, it will help you upgrade from 10.15.2 to 10.15.x (if you originally installed Catalina from this thread) and it will also help you upgrade from Mojave 10.14.6 if you have already installed Mojave by following the instructions here.  The instructions in this first post assume that you are installing Catalina in an APFS container.  If you are curious about the evolution of this solution and how sleep/wake was solved, review the Mojave installation thread.
       
      Important: This Thread is NOT intended to help you install macOS on a Latitude E6410 with Intel HD Graphics (without Nvidia graphics).  The DSDT attached to this first post (in E6410-Catalina.zip) is VERY SPECIFIC to the Nvidia graphics implementation and has not been edited for HD Graphics - there are elements required for HD Graphics that are missing from the attached DSDT and there are DSDT mods that have not been tested with HD Graphics.  Also, the kexts attached to this first post are specific to a Broadcom Wi-Fi card which must replace the original Intel Wi-Fi card.
       
      This first post will be modified to reflect lessons learned and to reflect the most current working state of my Latitude E6410 (with NVidia 3100m discrete graphics) running Catalina.  Issues, observations and performance tips are recorded toward the bottom of this first post.  My recommended CLOVER configuration is specified toward the bottom of this first post.
       
      *** If you want help with your installation, please post your issue along with problem reporting files generated using @black.dragon74's problem reporting tool.  Google 'GENERATE PROPER PROBLEM REPORTING FILES black.dragon74' to find it. ***.  If Catalina's Read-Only protections block your installation of black.dragon74's gen_debug script, please copy the attached gen_debug script to your Desktop, change script properties with the terminal command 'chmod a+x ~/Desktop/gen_debug' and run the script from your Desktop.
       
      My system is as follows:
      Dell Latitude E6410 (I7-620m, Nvidia 3100M, 8GB DDR3, 512GB SSD, 1440x900 display, BIOS: A17) Wi-Fi: Broadcom BCM 94352HMB (replaced original Wi-Fi card) BIOS (version A17) configured as follows (leave default unless listed here): Boot Sequence: USB, Internal HDD, CD/DVD, Modular Bay HDD; Boot List Option: Legacy; Integrated NIC:Enabled; Parallel Port: Disabled; Serial Port: Disabled; SATA Operation: AHCI; Misc Devices: Enable Modular Bay, Camera, External USB, Microphone, Media Card and 1394; Latitude ON Reader: Disabled; Keyboard Illumination: Auto ALS and Input; Ambient Light Sensor: Enabled; OROM Keyboard Access: Disable; TPM Security: Disable; Computrace:Deactivate; CPU XD Support: Enable; Performance: Enable all options; Power Management: Disable Wake on AC, Disable Wake on LAN/WAN, Express Charge: Standard, Charge Behavior: Enabled; Keypad: Fn Key Only; Mouse/Touchpad: Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse; USB Emulation: Enable Legacy; Fn Key Emulation: Disabled; Fastboot: Thorough; Virtualization: Enable Intel Virtualization, Disable VT for Direct I/O, Disable Trusted Execution; Wireless Switch: Bluetooth and WLAN; Wireless Device Enable: Bluetooth and WLAN;   
      Versions of the software used in this installation are listed below the installation steps.  EFI and kexts for Catalina are attached to this first post in E6410-Catalina.zip.  CLOVER configuration is specified below the installation steps.
       
      Wi-Fi connection to an Access Point is delayed when using AppleALC for sound.  Do not use Apple ALC.  Use VoodooHDA pkg 2.9.2 v15 for sound.
       
      Steps to install Catalina on a Dell Latitude E6410 (BIOS A17, NVidia 3100m)
       
      If you want to upgrade to 10.15.5, see instructions at this post.
       
      If you want to upgrade to 10.15.4, see instructions at this post.  
       
      Follow instructions below for 10.15.2 and 10.15.3.
       
      Make sure that your system matches my system description above (including BIOS version, Wi-Fi card, BIOS settings) If performing an upgrade from Mojave or a previous version of Catalina, backup your Mojave or Catalina partition! (Carbon Copy or similar) Download Catalina Installer Download DosDude Catalina Patcher Use DosDude Patcher to create Catalina USB Installer Delete LegacyUSBInjector.kext (we're using @RehabMan's USBInjectAll.kext with custom SSDT) and delete SIPManager.kext (CLOVER is managing SIP) from Catalina USB Installer's /Library/Extensions folder Copy all but the FakeSMC sensor kexts in E6410-Catalina.zip (attached) LE folder to the Catalina USB Installer /Library/Extensions (copy all kexts (including FakeSMC.kext) but not the FakeSMC sensor kexts) Install CLOVER Bootloader (Legacy) on USB Installer using the EFI in the E6410-Catalina.zip (attached).  Use the CLOVER configuration specified below.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Reset your Latitude E6410 NVRAM by doing the following (this may be important if you're making changes to your existing EFI and won't hurt anything if you're not making any changes) turn-off your laptop remove A/C power and main battery press and hold the power button for 30 seconds restore A/C power and battery Boot your Latitude E6410 from the Catalina USB Installer that you created in steps 5-8. Select "Reinstall macOS" (note that I have existing installations of Mojave and High Sierra on my Latitude E6410, so it's possible that this menu item changes to "Install macOS" if you don't have any previous macOS installations). Select your Catalina destination partition (which will be your Mojave or previous Catalina partition if you are upgrading) After the Catalina Installer reboots the first time, boot from the "macOS Installer" partition on the disk that you selected as your Catalina destination (not the macOS installer on the USB) After the Catalina Installer reboots the second time, boot the Catalina macOS Installer on the USB Select the Post Install Patcher utility Select only the following Post Install Patches (no other patches / options) Install Patch Updater Legacy Video After the Post Install Patcher reboots,  boot from the newly installed (or upgraded) Catalina partition and complete the macOS configuration Remove these kexts (if they exist) from /Library/Extensions: LegacyUSBInjector.kext, LegacyUSBVideoSupport.kext and SIPManager.kext If you are performing a fresh installation of Catalina: Install CLOVER (LEGACY - NOT UEFI) on your boot disk and configure EFI using files in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip.  Use the CLOVER configuration below.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Install all kexts in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip LE folder to your /Library/Extensions folder. Copy HWMonitor from the application folder in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip to your Applications folder. Install VoodooHDA (I installed using the Classic method) Skip to Step 21 If you are upgrading from a previous version of Catalina using the instructions from this thread or from Mojave that you installed using the instructions here: Replace 3rd-party kexts in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other with those in the attached EFI folder.   Replace EFI/Clover config.plist with the attached config.plist (Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values) Replace EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched with the files in the attached EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched Replace 3rd-party kexts in /Library/Extensions with those in the attached LE folder Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions Re-install VoodooHDA if necessary (I installed using the Classic method for Catalina) Ensure PROPER kext installation: If you're manually installing kexts in /Library/Extensions, make sure that you execute the following (in terminal) cd /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel *.kext sudo chmod -R 755 *.kext sudo kextcache -i / After you execute 'sudo kextcache -i /' you should observe that ALL kexts are allowed.  If not, your kext directory attributes are probably incorrect.  Repeat kext installation and try again. Reboot from your new/upgraded Catalina partition Welcome to macOS Catalina! Change the keyboard type to ISO (System Preferences > Keyboard > Change Keyboard Type) Swap the Command and Option keys (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys) Set hibernatemode: In terminal, execute sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 sudo rm -f /var/vm/sleepimage sudo touch /var/vm/sleepimage sudo chflags schg /var/vm/sleepimage  
      Version Info at the time of this writing:
      Catalina Installer 10.15.5.02 CLOVER r5118 DosDude Catalina Patcher: v1.4.4 Lilu.kext 1.4.5 AirportBrcmFixup.kext 2.0.6 BrcmFirmwareData.kext 2.5.3 BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext 2.5.3 BrcmPatchRAM3.kext 2.5.3 IntelMausi.kext 1.0.3 (Not IntelMausiEthernet.kext)
      EFICheckDisabler.kext 0.5
      VoodooHDA.kext 2.9.2 v15 (NOT AppleALC)
       
      What is not working (that was working in Mojave)
      SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext which caused system freeze on wake)  
      Known Issues and Their Solutions
      (Solved - no further work required) Clover r5118 requires the config.plist key <key>NoDefaultProperties</key><false> to permit macOS to boot with Clover's "Inject Nvidia" = True.  See details here.  config.plist in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive includes this change. (Solved - no further work required) EFICheck is loaded.  Solution is to install EFICheckDisabler.kext which you can get here.  EFICheck.kext is included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive. (Solved - no further work required) Some users experience display issues.  The solution is to remove Device (PNLF) from the DSDT.  Use the attached DSDT.  Removal of PNLF will disable sleep on lid closure.  Device (PNLF) can be added without modifying the DSDT by enabling the Clover PNLF ACPI patch.  The attached Clover config.plist enables the PNLF DSDT patch.  Disable the Clover PNLF patch if you experience display issues. (Solved - no further work required) USB sleep/wake power IORegistry keys are not injected (not included in Mojave's or Catalina's IOUSBHostFamily.kext).  Solution is to added SSDT-USBX.aml to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched.  The attached SSDT-USBX.aml includes USB sleep/wake properties for MacBookPro6,2 from High Sierra 10.13.6 IOUSBHostFamily.kext. (No solution yet) Brightness slider does not work in System Preferences > Displays.  Brightness is easily controlled with Dell brightness keys.  There is some work on this later in this thread, but I will not be solving this as I'm content with the Dell brightness keys (and Ambient Light Sensor works to auto-adjust brightness). (No intention to solve) Display Settings in System Preferences are "garbled" when bright slider is visible.  This is a known issue with the legacy graphics patch and does not affect laptop operation. I continue to refine the DSDT and CLOVER config.plist to optimize my Latitude E6410 for multi-booting between various macOS versions (High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina at the time of this writing). If you upgrade your Latitude E6410 EFI using my attached EFI, you may find that your Latitude E6410 is stuck in a boot-loop that ends in a white screen and reboots.  Clear your system by doing the following: turn off your laptop, remove A/C power, remove the main battery, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, restore A/C power and battery, boot normally.  I have only found this to be necessary (very rarely) after making an EFI change, but you may find it helpful if making kext changes in /Library/Extensions as well. (Solved - no further work required) Brcm firmware does not update when using BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext in /Library/Extensions.  Solution is to install BrcmFirmwareData.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext in E/C/k/O with Clover "Inject Kexts" = YES. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop does not sleep when closing lid.  Solution appears to be a combination of adding Notify (LID0) code to Method (BTNV) and adding Device (PNLF) in the DSDT. I am using the same EFI for High Sierra 10.13.6, Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.3 and it works in all three macOSes. (No solution yet) No SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext) - I read somewhere that there is a solution that does not require any kexts (just a DSDT edit).  Haven't yet implemented this fix. (Not a problem that needs to be solved - leaving for historical purposes.  I am running Catalina without this.) - IOHWControl does not load under GFX0 (as observed in IORegistryExplorer).  Solution (if it needs to be solved) is to install AppleHWSensor.kext from a DosDude-patched Mojave /S/L/E in Catalina's /L/E.  Copy and install your own or use the kext attached to this post. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi connection is delayed until a minute or so after boot - Use VoodooHDA and NOT AppleALC (Solved - no further work required) External USB ports do not work after waking from sleep (S3) - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Boot and shut-down time of Catalina is slower than Mojave - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi is not immediately available at OS startup - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop freezes on wake - Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions  
      Tips for Improved Performance (on this and other older systems)
      System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results: Uncheck all options System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy: Add all Volumes System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce motion" System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce transparency"  
      Other tips
      If your fan is always running and temps are good, try pressing Fn + z (I haven't noticed this issue for a while since I completed DSDT edits for Mojave, but keeping this here for historical purposes)  
      CLOVER Installation: Use these configuration options (Install Clover LEGACY - NOT UEFI)
      Install Clover in the ESP Boot Sectors Install boot0af in MBR Clover for BIOS (LEGACY - NOT UEFI) booting Clover EFI 64-bits SATA BIOS Drivers, 64-bit Recommended drivers FSInject File System drivers ApfsDriverLoader Install RC scripts on target volume Themes Choose your desired theme Install Clover Preference Pane After clicking "Continue", if prompted with "This Clover package is incompatible with this version of macOS," install anyway  
      After CLOVER installation is complete Copy the following from the attached E6410-Catalina.zip ACPI patched contents config.plist (change XX-MASKED-XX values to your own) kexts/Other (remove all other kext folders) Remove christmas and new year folders from themes (if present)  
      Screenshots
       
      Credits
      Thanks to those who contributed to my Mojave solution and to the DosDude team (for the incredible macOS patchers), I think this Catalina installation was the easiest macOS installation that I have experienced (so far).  Many thanks to @Slice and his team for the incredible work on CLOVER and for continuing to support old legacy systems like this.  Also, thanks to @Mieze and @headkaze and others I'm sure for maintaining the Brcm kexts.  And finally, I still prefer to manually apply patches to the DSDTs in my systems.  CLOVER offers extensive patching functionality, but I'm old-school and like to have an error-free, fully-patched DSDT with a simple CLOVER config.plist.  I think that this manual DSDT patching approach (which required an extensive review and debugging of the original unpatched DSDT in this thread) is the reason that this Latitude E6410 is such a perfect MacBookPro6,2.  Thank you @RehabMan for being a great teacher and for always insisting on problem reporting files .
       
       
      AppleHWSensor.kext.zip
      gen_debug
      E6410 Catalina-5v2.zip
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