Hi, I've an old machine (see the signature) that I want to use for xcode , when I'm too lazy to take my macbook pro. I tried install Sierra, and worked surprisingly well, but sadly it doesn't support the latest version of xcode. I tried to update to High Sierra, but in the first boot everything goes black. So I tried a clean install, and had the same result. Tried Mojave with the telemetry plugin hack (as I've not SSSE 4.2), and the installation went smooth, but in the first login, I've a mouse pointer (which moves!) over a blinking screen, gray and black, and seems stuck. Tried several SMBIOS, changing the Display port, HDMI, LILU with WhateverGreen, but with these 2 the verbose freezes pretty soon (if needed I can make a screenshot). So I know that this card should work OOB, but I've also seen that several people had this problem, but honestly I didn't figured it out how to continue. My pc doesn't have any integrated gpu.
Please help me, I'm stuck!
This is not intended to be a complete and comprehensive installation guide. There are many installation guides on the forum and installing macOS is no different from installing on other desktop builds. Rather, this is supplemental information specific to the my hardware listed below. I hope you find this information useful and this will save you a little time.
- Video: 4K x 60Hz on BENQ-BL2711U + Full HD x 60Hz on LG TV 42LF650V
- Sound: audio jack + HDMI audio on both monitors
- Wi-Fi (out of the box)
- USB2 && USB3 ports
- Bluetooth (out of the box)
What does not work?
- Sleep mode: not tested / I don't need
BIOS Configuration, what's important: Bios Version: 126.96.36.199
Legacy USB Support: [Enabled]
XHCI Hand-off: [Enabled]
EHCI Hand-off: [Enabled]
USB Mass Storage Driver Support: [Enabled]
Active Processor Cores: [All]
Serial Port: [Disabled]
Intel(R) VT-d : [Disabled]
Launch CSM: [Enabled]
Boot option filter: [UEFI only]
Launch Storage OpROM policy : [UEFI only]
Launch Video OpROM policy : [UEFI only]
Here is what I used to install and configure the system:
Clover: make with Clover Builder https://github.com/Dids/clover-builder/releases
USB: https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-usb-inject-all/downloads + PMHeart/DalianSky patches
CPU Power management: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/324270-sandy-bridge-e-ivy-bridge-e-power-management-1013-appstore-release
Clover version: v2.5k r5088
You can get the configuration file and the necessary kexts from the link at the end of the message
Note: you must insert your own SeralNumber && MLB && ROM && SmUUID in the config.plist file.
How to use
To make a bootable flash drive, you can use my EFI directory (link at the end of the message). Tested for Mojave 10.14.6 installation.