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[Guide] ML 10.8.X - Dell Optiplex 780 (760)

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Back at it again. I have a 2nd hard drive with Mountain Lion installed that I was able to do somewhere along this process.


Not sure if I did this right, but I installed Clover on the ML 2nd drive with these options

  • Install Clover in ESP
  • Boot loader: Install boot0af in MBR
  • CloverEFI: 64-Bits SATA 
  • Themes: BootCamp
  • Install RC Scripts on Target Volume
  • Install Clover Preference Pane


then I copied my working El Cap EFI/Clover folder which has kext for 10.11 and 10.8 onto the ML EFI. It does have the working DSDT


When I boot the machine Clover shows the ML drive and allows me to try to boot from it. When I boot ML in verbose mode it displays all the text after a minute or two it boots back into BIOS. But when I boot in SAFE mode it boots ML just fine. Looks like I'm getting closer  :)


Any ideas why it only boots in safe mode????? 

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