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I've got this system up and running and it seems to be a decent hackable system for <$500.  I got a 2nd 1TB hard drive and use Clover to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Yosemite.

 

Here are the specs:

 

Intel core i5 Haswell CPU (works OOB)

8GB DDR3 RAM (works OOB)

1TB hard drive (works OOB)

Intel HD4600 Graphics (works OOB with HDMI w/ CI/QE, haven't tried VGA)

DVD-RW (works OOB)

8-1 Media Card Reader (works OOB)

Realtek 8111G Ethernet (works with RehabMan's kext injected at Clover boot)

Realtek ALC662VD audio (rear line-out working with patched version of VooDooHDA injected at Clover boot -- link )

 

Dell/Atheros 1705 Wifi B/G/N + Bluetooth 4.0 (not working.  WiFi not recognized, Bluetooth will pair but won't connect devices)

iMessage/Facetime (Still troubleshooting)

Sleep (haven't tried)

 

 

I'd really like to get Bluetooth working, and it's very close but I'm not sure what's wrong.  The system will see bluetooth devices and pair with them correctly, but the connection gets lost after pairing.

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Just bought this desktop for an insane price and installed 10.10 on it following most of the steps in the "Easy, Repeatable Dell 8700 Clover Install Guide".

 

It was a fresh install, and fairly simple, especially following the Dell 8700 steps. huskerphile's additional kext suggestions came in handy as well. 

 

Aside from that, the WiFi on my machine is also not working, and the Bluetooth is recognized, but is unusable.

 

Will update as things progress...

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update (03/02/2015)

 

Fixed Sleep (& Wifi) by switching out the Dell 1705 card with an older mini-pcie wifi card (that is the functional equivalent of an older-gen airport card (AR928x)).

 

I will potentially be switching out this card for another one that also has bluetooth and is mac compatible. 

 

Also, as a note, previously I mentioned a guide for the Dell XPS 8700 but after re-doing my clover configuration, I realized I barely had to make any changes to the default Clover configuration to get the hackintosh up and running.

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Hi,

 

I'm so ridiculously close and then it all goes a bit Pete Tong !

 

Everything works, except for the Ethernet Kext (even though it's in the EFI Clover Kexts 10.10 folder, but using Kext Wizard to get it into S/L/E works brilliantly.

 

Then it's good all the way to signing into Yosemite on my SSD but with the reliance on the USB boot stick

 

I make the right changes to the config file (using Clover configurator) and change the boot disk from LastDiskBooted to SSD (the name of my OSX Primary Disk Drive in step 19 and then reboot and change the BIOS to UEFI an boot without the USB stick.

 

It's all fine, it's gets the Clover Boot Disk startup screen, where i add the '-v' flag and also check the Kernel flags. At this point it's got the allowkexts ticked, the Kernel PM ticked, Apple RTC ticked but also the other intel PM kext ticked (I'm not sure why), anyhow, I try to boot past it and it's fine until it loads the ethernet driver then it produces a bug error (se epics) and pretty much freezes.

 

After that I can get back in via the USB bootloader stick until it completely gives up !

 

I just need help on the last hurdle from taking away the reliance on the USB stick to load the OS.

 

I have tried 3 times and each time if fails at the same point. I have a USB audio card and also an additional SATA controller but as these work under the USB bootloader, I cannot see why it would cause issues under the SSD boot loader.

 

Please can I have some help/advice ... I'm so close it hurts !!!!!

 

Many thanks

 

TK

 

PS - The Realtek ALC662VD audio (rear line-out working with patched version of VooDooHDA injected at Clover boot -- link ) link takes me to a zip file which cannot bedownloaded (not sure if this is contributing to my problem), as I download the other audio kexts in the Tonymac instructions, but ultimately, just use the USB sound.

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Fixed It !! :D

 

The solution was right under my nose ....

 

 

Everything works, except for the Ethernet Kext (even though it's in the EFI Clover Kexts 10.10 folder, but using Kext Wizard to get it into S/L/E works brilliantly.

I assumed that everything else was ok but if the Ethernet Kext didn't load, maybe the others in the same folder (EFI, Clover, Kexts, 10.10) folder might have not loaded as well. This was the case.

 

Solution: I used "Kext Wizard" to manually load all the kext files from the 10.10 clover folder, on the install USB, into S/L/E on the target drive (Step 5 from the easily repeatable guide in post #2 above) and repaired permissions & rebuild cache. 

 

After that, everything worked as expected and now it logs in (from pressing the power button to my desktop) in less than 30 seconds - Not bad !

 

Cheers

 

TK :)

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Do you guys have a config.plist for this computer? I have the same computer but I need to get a config.plist.

 

Thanks...

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