Jump to content
TimeWalker75a

OSX on DELL Vostro 3450 / Inspiron N4110 / XPS L702x UEFI Clover

1,148 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

i can see from debug log, PCH die temp is higher than other, maybe i need a cooling mod. And, when windows 8.1 is out, dell doesn't release the video driver which means it gives up support 14R, fool sh..t. 

I try someone's catalyst driver, works well but brightness doesn't match the right one. so i think i should stay away with windows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement

Yeah, PCH is hotter because DELL uses just a silicon thermal pad on it to make contact with the heatsink.

For me even if I leave the laptop completely idle CPU die can be as low as 39C, while PCH die will be 46C.. and they share same heatsink/heatpipe assembly..

On AMD SG models of both 14R and 3450 the heatsink is massive if you compare it to intel models .. and yet the tems are high for chipset..

 

We are at least lucky to have a heatink on it, 3360 and 3560 (newer generation ivy bridge vostro) have PCH underneath the keyboard just above the touchpad and there's no heatsink on it.. it gets to 60C even if you type in word and fan runs most of the time to cool it down, while it can't actually cool anything down .. becase again, no heatsink. Dell kept the firmware in EC to behave same as on our generation of laptops - if either CPU or PCH get to 57C - enable fan. But since there's no heatsink on PCH these laptops are f*cked to be hot and noisy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this may be unrelated to this thread, but I presume most of us are multi-booting.

I've taken another project as a base to start my own thing (consider  this an alpha?)... currently fan control has been made possible.. Anyone care to try fan override for windows?

sample_image2.png

It will publish GPU temps for AMD models as well. See readme for configuration details. 

 

https://github.com/Dolnor/Dell-SCT-IT8518E-Fan-Control

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tested it but it seen like doesnt control fan because between range of safe temp to trip (52-62) the steady speed sometime stay below 2950 and sometime doesnt.

 

temp.pngtemp1.png

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its not setting custom speed, its not possible on any dell laptop. It catches or should I say tries to catch the fan at the speed that you've pit in the config file. Manual control sometimes resets by EC, hence the fan may unstick, but it will revert to a steady sped when there's an opportunity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have further noticed that the more you read from EC the more garbage information appears there for no reason. I guess this memory space is just too sensitive.. 

I'm now reading the following http://puu.sh/6VRAs.png and it constantly reads gpu temps, chipset temps, cpu temps as 100, fan speeds as 16k rpm etc.. at one point my battery said "no battery installed" even though all the data about it was in ec and it was obviously installed. on second iteration i lost power adapter .. i guess just the fan control would be enough for those who need it .. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this is my testing, and temp is lower than OS X, it causes i use Audible mode. gonna wait for your more mod. BTW, test under windows 8.1.

post-459659-0-33973000-1392434359.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've done some crucial changes to the slim app. the notifyicon text can hold only 64 characters, so it's not much we can utilize- don't go with  profile names.. been looking at baloontips (which can update when you have them show up), but they are ugly.

 

1. config changed, now each setting is a separate entry. no more legacy point entries.

2. some crucial checks for when the fan is not controlled by bios. if fan has locked at a greater speed than requested - give bios control back. if fan speed is 0 and 0 is not requested per profile's config - give bios control back

3. because of changes in 2 I made the fan speed bar colorize depending on the mode. if fan has locked the speed bar will be white, if bios still controls the fan it will be green. if passive mode is used the notifyicon text will say that "Mode: Locked" if fan was locked in off state because there's no bar to report this.

4. if gpu temp is found to be 0 then never again should the program read gpu temp from 0x56 register, because it will produce garbage if done otherwise

5. added possibility to specify -delay XX in the app shortcut to delay the start of the application, since the port driver takes some time to start (with SSD anyway).

I will push the code later at some point. (setting in your shortcut IT8518E-SCT-FC.exe" -delay 15 will delay the app start for 15 second)

 

6WQKG.png 6WQLp.png

 

 

I've done some changes to OSX ACPI tables for fan control .. the one thing that you need is _PTS patch to reset TCTL bit after every power state transition. Also, I should implement additional checks from (2) into the acpi table as well. but you can use it none the less at its current state.  https://github.com/Dolnor/Vostro-3450-Fan-Override (the alt one is the one that locks the fan at 3000rpm, you can change the value if you want). Basically you replace the PollDevc table with this one, all the configuration is done inside this table. Then you just edit the ACPISensors plist for ACPIProbe to math the name PLL0000 and not POLL0000. Then it should work in the same manner as the windows app does (except the checks i've mentioned).

 

bins-it8518e-fc.rar

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thx for great job. just test under windows, works well, but seems dell quits win8.1, so i use os x more than windows. 

 

For alt-ssdt test, i found there are two methods named  "XCNT", "OSYS" under "Platform Profile" of "ACPI Debugging Plugin", so i get :

 

2/15/14 6:21:15.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): [Error] unable to register method "XCNT"

2/15/14 6:21:15.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): [Error] unable to register method "OSYS"
 

But i correct "TAVG","TCTL" instead. then get.... it works.

 

2/15/14 6:36:12.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): method "TAVG" registered

2/15/14 6:36:12.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): method "FCTL" registered
2/15/14 6:36:12.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): TAVG = 57
2/15/14 6:36:12.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): FCTL = 1
2/15/14 6:36:13.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): TAVG = 57
2/15/14 6:36:13.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): FCTL = 1
2/15/14 6:36:15.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): TAVG = 58
2/15/14 6:36:15.000 PM kernel[0]: ACPIProbe (PLLD): FCTL = 1
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There you go .. the behavior coded in is the same as "Audible" profile under Windows.

I will update the "Passive" profile's analog and push this to git when I have time. 

HWMonitor application has been patched to include monitoring for fan control mode. As expected - it's either auto or steady.

 

6X0xt.png

 

osx-fan-control.zip

mirror: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t69jtriziymbtih/osx-fan-control.zip

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow, wonderful, this is what i expect thing when i join hackintosh world. BTW, tw can u upload it to a cloud site? cause download speed is sucks. 

THX. 

 

EDIT:

works now. thanks a lot. 

post-459659-0-00299900-1392475092_thumb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for testing both of the apps. The behavior in OSX is more stable because it directly reads from ACPI and writes by means of ACPI too, while in Windows it requires third party driver to access EC port.. and this driver sometimes writes rubbish data into EC memory space.

 

I will see if I can persuade @kozlek to implement profile switching for acpi probe. 

As in, you could have a set of profiles defined in SSDT. Each profile should have a INVL value defining the update interval in ms and a set of method names that should be polled based on that profile. Then it would be cool to have a button somewhere in HWMonitor's GUI which would report all the parsed profiles from SSDT table and would actually let you chose the profile you want. This will allow to have multiple fan control profiles and profiles for debugging certain things in ACPI tables.

 

P.S. Pushed acpi tables (with comments) and binaries (with HWMonitor patch) to my git.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

I'm getting the following error message when I type 

 

bcfg boot add 3 fs3:\EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi "Clover"

 

bcfg is not recognized as an internal or extenal command, operable program , or batch file

 

My hard disk is fs0 fs1 fs2, while usb drive is fs3

 

Any suggestions how to resolve?

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You are using wrong shell binary that has no bcfg support. The shell you are supposed to use is hidden and will appear when you press F3 in GUI. The stock clover shell binary doesn't know bcfg.

 

Also, don't add clover from USB drive to bcfg, there's no point in doing that. This part is for adding boot entry that points to efi system partition.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. Flashing a UEFI-capable modified BIOS

BIOS images are meant only for Dell Vostro 3450 and Inspiron 14R (both Intel model and AMD Switchable Graphics models) and no other! Vostro 3350 and 3550 use Inyde H2O BIOS, not SecureCore Tiano!

These models use Ami Aptio.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess I stand corrected, I was under the assumption it was insyde. I guess I had it mixed up with some newer gen Vostros then... If even that. Does Dell even use Insyde yet? Or they are still paying premium for SCT and Aptio which both become sh+t after going through Dell's OEM customizations.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great! it working fine, now we know when is controlling by bios, very nice feature. can you set up a red flag on the number when goes over 68 or 70?

 

image.pngimage.png

                                          HWMonitor.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The notifyicon text is rendered all together, so I can't set the color to individual part of it. The notifyicon icon is rendered from a font resource. The font color is plain white, so for it to turn red I'd need to recolor the font and add a secondary resource file. I suppose I could do that, but would it make a dramatic difference? Chances of it exceeding 70C when you are seeing your task bar are slim.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Gorec
      Hi.
      I apologize in advance if I didn't post in the right category and if my title and description aren't specific enough :c
       
      My config in a nutshell:
      CPU: i7 5820k GPU: MSI GTX 1060 3GB RAM: 16 GB MOBO: MSI X99 SLI PLUS I attached RunMe output with all the details of my built.
       
      Some background:
      I have my Hackintosh for about half a year. That time I managed to make it works and fix major issues, but some of them left unresolved since then and I ignored them until now.
      I use my Hackintosh for Adobe projects (PR, AE, PS, IL, AU and a lot more) - most of them connected with video editing of course browsing with Chrome and other small tasks.
       
      Problems:
      Random restarts - this is the biggest one. I'm starting to work on bigger and bigger projects and at this time I think I can't allow this to happen that often. In the past, they happened like once a day or a couple of times a week. However, now it's just frustrating when it happens even 5 or more times a day. I've tried to observe and find out what can be the cause but I haven't managed to find any connections. I thought it happens when Premiere or another app is using GPU, but I haven't seen increased usage when it restarts. I think that it can be connected with GPU, memory or PSU or... meh, anything else. I don't have resources to check if it'll work with other components. There should be some fix for this. I will really appreciate any help with this :c Restart instead of shutdown & sleep doesn't work. I've tried to look through some Google results for this and tried many solutions (as you can see in attached Clover folder), but I think the right one for many of these issues is to make my own DSDT. Glitches, freezes and other things while encoding a video. It happens very often when I try to do this. Maybe it is an issue with GPU or (hopefully) only with GPU drivers which can be fixed with some patch. Today my headphones stopped working. I have a multi-output device configured in the Audio MIDI Setup app which includes my headphones (HyperX Cloud via USB) and Soundflowerbed virtual audio device for capturing system audio. Today while I was trying (like 15 times) to encode a video in Media Encoder in the background and watch video on YouTube I stopped hearing anything from my system. Of course, it restarted a couple of times as always, but even this didn't solve this. If I plug them directly with mini jack (not via USB Soundcard which was in the box and which I always used) in the front IO or the back I only hear some loud noise It takes EX-Fat formatted volumes a few minutes to mount after each restart. I found a workaround to format it with NTFS since I have Tuxera installed and I will reformat these volumes when I will find time for this, but maybe there is some fix for this. GPU is a little bit hot. HW Monitor shows it is only 45-55 degrees, but for my hand is a little bit hot, idk. Also related to GPU - glitch after POST but before entering Clover boot menu. It is a black screen with little white squared glitches for a few seconds. Maybe it indicates the GPU drivers are loading, but maybe it shouldn't be like this. And if I can ask about that - I can't make all applications hide on startup. I, obviously, have "Hide" checkbox checked on every login item in settings, but it doesn't work, none of the apps is hidden in the dock. Is there a way to fix this? Also a small but annoying problem - I can't turn off permanently Mojave update notification (since I tried to install it, and I had to reverse to High Sierra because I had a black screen and I didn't have time for repairing all of them. Tags are not working in Finder - every time I tag a file or folder and make a change in it (for example save a text file) the tag disappears.  
      So, with knowing all of that, is there a way to make a proper DSDT file for my Hackintosh? I tried to look through some guides on how to make it but I think I reached my abilities to understand how Mac OS works and what all of these things are, so I'm asking you guys politely, would someone like to help me? At least with these random restarts? :/
      I really begin to think that I'm a newbie in configuring all of that Clover things - even after what I managed to do with my PC. Help me, pleease... :c
       
      If you have any questions post it below, I will really appreciate any help <3
      Send me MBP-Gorec.home.zip
    • By rtke333
      Acer Aspire V15 V5-591G - Mojave 10.14.4
       
      (Note: mine is 55TU version, but the bootpack will work fine with another versions of 591G, for example: V5-591G-71K2, -764Z, -59PU, etc.)
      Specifications:
      - Motherboard: USOPP_SLS (Skylake-H PCH)
      - BIOS:Insyde Corp. v 1.15
      - CPU:Intel Core i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz (Skylake)
      - GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M 2 GB (Optimus) & Intel HD Graphics 530
      - RAM:SK hynix 4 GB DDR4 (Later I bought + KINGSTON 4 GB) 2133 MHz
      - WiFi + Bluetooth:Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A 5 GHz (Later -> Broadcom BRCM94352Z M.2 5 GHz WiFi + 4.0 Bluetooth)
      - Audio:Realtek HD Audio: ALC 255 
      - Ethernet: Realtek RTL8168/8111
      - Card Reader:Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader (USB2.0-CRW)
      - Webcam:HD Webcam
      - HDD:TOSHIBA MQ01ACF032 320 GB HDD
      - SSD:SPCC M.2 230 GB SSD
      - Display:1366x768 (15.6", Matte)
      - Battery: 6 cell 56Wh / 5040mAh
      - Connectors: 
      1x SD Card Reader 2x USB 3.0 (1x USB Charging), 1x USB 2.0 1x VGA 1x HDMI 1x 3.5mm microphone/audio combined jack connector 1x Ethernet (Rj-45) - Keyboard & Touchpad:Multi-Touch & Multi-gestures ELAN 501 Touchpad, Backlight Keyboard.
      Working:  
      - Wi-Fi (with BCM94352Z)
      - Bluetooth hand-off (With BCM94352Z)
      -Full Graphics enabled on HD 530: ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 (HD 530 Mobile)
      - Display: if default colour profile is corrupted (blue is not actual blue but purplish) Use "Rec. ITU-R BT. 709-5" Color Profile (System Pref. -> Displays -> Color)
      -HDMI & VGA Outputs: AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext Clover patch
      - Audio (ALC 255):(Internal Speakers, Internal Microphone, Headphone jack with AppleALC, ALCPlugFix -> layout-id=17)
      - Ethernet Realtek 8168/8111: RealtekRTL8111.kext
      - App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, iCloud(native)
      - Integrated webcam(native)
      - 3.0 USB (native)
      - Touchpad and Keyboard(ELAN501): Fn keys are good, the weird thing is the Brightness key. On my keyboard it's Pause Break:Br-up, Fn+F12:Br-dwn-> To fix this try Karabiner (VoodoPS2Controller.kext), - for gestures try SmartTouchpad drivers
      - Battery info:Install ACPIBatteryManager.kext with Kext Utility or other installer.
      - Sleep Mode
      - SSD with TRIM enabled (to enable trim, open Terminal and write "sudo trimforce enable")
      Not working:
      - Original Wi-Fi (Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A):  unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle.
      - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M: Optimus not supported.
      - Card Reader: Unsupported -> Can't really fix because I don't have any SD Card at the moment, maybe can be fixed by adding Prod & Ven IDs to AppleStorageDevices.kext, I never used it anyway. name: "USB2.0-CRW" Prod ID: "0x0129" Ven ID: "0x0bda  (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)"
      For Wi-Fi:
      - 1st method:You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used TP-Link Archer T1U (5GHz support), TP-Link has official macOS drivers, you just need to install it
      -2nd and I think the best method:Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Zcard (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kexts (enabled with BrcmFirmwareData.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakePCIID.kext, FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext, they're all in my attached zip). You could buy this card from ebay, aliexpress, or amazon
       
      Issues:
      - None
      BIOS Settings:
      - BIOS version 1.15 (irrelevant)
      - Secure Boot: Disabled
      - Touchpad: Advanced
      - Boot mode:UEFI
      Getting ready for Installation:
      - Download the install zip (bootpack & postinstall): Click here -> acer_aspire_v591g_installfiles.zip
      Installation:
      - Create an installer with any method you know (- Mac: createinstallmedia - Windows: Transmac, Vmware, Win32diskimager)
      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
       
      Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict>  
      PowerManagement  fix:
      Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13):

      <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows.
       

       
      Before updating to a new version of Mojave please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
      Mojave & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      - Make sure you have partitions in GPT
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem)
      - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart
      list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4)
      sel vol 4
      list part(Select System type partition, for example 2)
      sel part 2
      assign letter=b(This will "mount" your EFI partition)
      Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI
      remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI)
      2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI)
      Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI
      mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI)
      Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip"-> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
    • By ciriousjoker
      TLDR:
      I'm trying to boot MacOS on a Chromebook without UEFI. I'm stuck at getting the bootloader (Chameleon/Clover) to work.  
      My setup / context:
      I have an Acer Chromebook Spin 13.
      Available ports:
      2 x USB-C 1 x USB-A 3.0 MicroSD Slot No USB A 2.0 (I've read that Clover has problems with USB 3.0) Firmware:
      There's no UEFI firmware available and by default, it doesn't even allow booting anything other than ChromeOS. Thanks to MrChromebox (big shoutouts!), I flashed a custom legacy bios that allows me to boot anything linux related. This bios is flashed into the RW_LEGACY section of the existing bootloader (coreboot afaik) and doesn't have any configuration options. If I have to change a setting, I could try compiling his bios payload myself with the specific setting enabled.  
      What I've tried so far:
      Chameleon attempts:
      Only selected setting was "Install chameleon on the chosen path", rest was unselected.
       
      1 - Install chameleon first without restoring the basesystem:
      Output:
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: done
      (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down
      Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE".
       
      2 - Install Chameleon after restoring the base system:
      Output:
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: GPT
      > boot0: doneboot1: /boot       <- Exactly like that, no line break in between
      (hangs; pressing power button once shuts down)
       
      I haven't been able to reproduce #2 after wiping the drive and doing the same thing again. Subsequent attempts have resulted in either #1 of either Chameleon or Clover.
      Chameleon installation log is attached as "Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER".
       
      Clover attempts:
      I tried multiple settings and configurations, but all of them boiled down to either one of these.
       
      1 - Doesn't do anything, just hangs at "Booting from usb..."
      2 - Boots into the blue/grey mode as shown in the attached images.
      According to MrChromebox, this could be an old Tianocore DUET It doesn't detect anything (cpu frequency, ram, partitions or disks)  
      I've read pretty much every article, github readme and other types of documentation for coreboot, tianocore, clover, chameleon and MrChromebox' rw_legacy payloads and right now, I'm totally clueless as to what to try next...
       
      A few questions that came up:
      Why does chameleon hang? What is it looking for, /boot was clearly written to the disk by the Chameleon installer? What exactly is the blue/grey image? According to MrChromebox, it could be Tianocore DUET Where does it come from? Clover? The mainboard itself? Why does the blue/grey thing not detect my processor frequency or any partitions/drives? Can I use some sort of DUET bootloader to chainload Clover?  
      If you guys could answer any of them or if you have any other guesses or information as to what's happening, I'd be really happy!
      Chameleon_Installer_Log_BEFORE.txt
      Chameleon_Installer_Log_AFTER.txt





    • By outdoormagic
      Short Version:
      I have two drives with the exact same EFI folder (and I can boot into Clover from either one), shouldn't I be able to boot into MacOS from either one?
       
      More Detail:
      I've done a few hacks so far and this never happened. (Gigabyte z370 / 8700k / Vega, Asus z390 / i5-9600k / 1080). Now, I'm setting up a ThinkPad X1 Gen 6. (Yes, I do expect problems on laptops, but that's not the question).
       
      Mojave 10.14.4 now boots from the internal SSD. So far, so good. Here's the problem.
       
      I installed Mojave on a USB drive (for backup / rescue) and copied the entire EFI partition of my boot drive to the EFI partition on the USB drive. So... I should be able to boot from the USB drive, right? Wrong. Ran Clover installer on the USB itself. Same outcome.
       
      With F12, I can boot from the USB into Clover and select the OS on the USB. The boot sequence hangs on End Random Seed, but before the usual '++++++++' line.
      So, boot into Clover on internal boot drive, then select OS on USB. Same thing.
       
      Read the forums, I saw the posts about AptioMemoryFix, so I tried the various other drivers on the USB. No go.
       
      I haven't found the solution yet to the USB boot issue, but what puzzles me is that if I have two drives with the exact same EFI folder (and I can boot into Clover from either one), shouldn't I be able to boot into MacOS from either one?
       
       
    • By fusion71au
      Clover r4914 ISO compiled with GCC and minimal config.plist compatible for use in VMWare Workstation.
       
      Tested with unlocked Workstation 15 running OSX 10.9 -->10.14 guest in Windows X64 host.
       
      Installation
      1. Download and unzip "EFI_Clover_r4914 for VMware.zip". Mount Clover-v2.4k-4914-X64.iso by double clicking on it.
      2. Mount your VM's EFI System Partition eg in terminal
      sudo diskutil mount disk0s1   3. Copy EFI folder from step 1 into the EFI partition
      4. Shutdown the VM, add bios.bootDelay = "3000" to your VM's vmx file
      5. Reboot your VM, press <F2> to access the VMware Boot Manager and add CLOVERX64.efi to the boot menu.
       
      Substitute your own unique and valid MLB and ROM variables in the /EFI/CLOVER/config.plist (Rt Variables section) to activate iMessage/Facetime on your VM.
×