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Run Vanilla OS X El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave in VirtualBox 5.x.x on a Windows Host

Following on from my previous guide on how to create a VMware virtual machine running Vanilla OS X El Capitan in Windows, I’ve decided to write a similar guide for creating a VirtualBox El Capitan VM. 

 

The virtual machine should be useful for testing El Capitan and also for creating installers for use on a real machine/hackintosh.

 

There are other tutorials and videos on the net about running OS X on Windows machines using pre-made VMDK disk images but you can never guarantee what else is in there….

 

I’ve gathered info for this guide from several threads in the Multibooting and Virtualisation section of this forum and also the wider internet eg

 

@colt2 HOW TO: Create a bootable El Capitan ISO for VMware

@dsmccombs comment on faking Ivybridge Processor

@E:V:A http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=55572430&postcount=6

@Tech Reviews video tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7X07U63lwg.

VirtualBox Forum: Status of OSX on OSX

 

Requirements

  •    Intel PC with four or more CPU cores running Windows 7 X64 or later OS (2 or more cores needed for OS X)
  •    4GB or more RAM (2GB or more will be needed for OS X)
  •    Hard Disk with at least 40GB free for Virtual Machine
  •    Oracle VM VirtualBox v 5.0.34
  •    Install OS X El Capitan app and Mac or Hack to prepare installation iso <-- Now, no longer necessary to have previous access to a Mac or Hack by building the Installer.app from scratch - see post#75
  •    16GB or larger exFAT formatted USB stick to transfer El Capitan iso from Mac/Hack to Host PC

 

Prepare Installation ISO on your Mac or Hack

1.  On your Mac or Hack, download "Install OS X El Capitan.app" from the App Store into your Applications folder.

2.  Download and unzip the CECI.tool (attached to this post) into your ~/Downloads folder. The commands in this executable script are shown below for informational purposes.  Note: you will need approx 16GB of free space on your hard disk for the script to complete.

 

 

 


  #!/bin/bash
 
 # Mount the Installer image
 hdiutil attach /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_app
 
 # Create El Capitan sparseimage of 7316mb with a Single Partition - Apple Partition Map
 hdiutil create -o /tmp/ElCapitan -size 7316m -layout SPUD -fs HFS+J -type SPARSE
 
 # Mount the El Capitan sparseimage
 hdiutil attach /tmp/ElCapitan.sparseimage -noverify -nobrowse -mountpoint /Volumes/install_build
 
 # Restore the Base System into the El Capitan Blank sparseimage
 asr restore -source /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg -target /Volumes/install_build -noprompt -noverify -erase
 
 # Remove Packages link and replace with actual files
 rm /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/Packages
 cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/Packages /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/System/Installation/
 
 # Copy El Capitan installer dependencies
 cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.chunklist /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.chunklist
 cp -rp /Volumes/install_app/BaseSystem.dmg /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/BaseSystem.dmg
 
 # Unmount the installer image
 hdiutil detach /Volumes/install_app
 
 # Unmount the Base System image
 hdiutil detach /Volumes/OS\ X\ Base\ System/
 
 # Optimise Sparseimage Size
 hdiutil compact /tmp/ElCapitan.sparseimage
 hdiutil resize -size min /tmp/ElCapitan.sparseimage
 
 # Convert the ElCapitan spareseimage to ISO/CD master
  hdiutil convert /tmp/ElCapitan.sparseimage -format UDTO -o /tmp/ElCapitan.iso
 
 # Rename the ElCapitan ISO image and move it to the desktop
  mv /tmp/ElCapitan.iso.cdr ~/Desktop/'EC 10.11.0.iso'
 
 # Delete ElCapitan.sparseimage file
  rm -f /tmp/ElCapitan.sparseimage

 

 

3.  Open OS X terminal, then run the following commands to execute the script:

cd downloads
chmod +x CECI.tool
./CECI.tool

4.  At the end of the process, you will have an El Capitan iso on your desktop - copy this onto an exFAT formatted USB for use on the PC Host later.

 

 

Create an El Capitan Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

1.  Open the VirtualBox program and click the "New" button to create a new VM.

 

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2.  Select Mac OS X and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64 -bit) for Operating System type and version.  I named my Virtual Machine "El_Capitan", then clicked next...

 

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3.  Leave the Memory size at the recommended 2048 MB, then click next.

 

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4.  Choose to "Create a virtual hard disk now", then click the create button.

 

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5.  For the hard disk file type, the default is VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) but I have selected VMDK for inter-operability with VMWare.  Click next...

 

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6.  For Storage on physical hard disk, I have chosen the default Dynamically allocated (grows larger to a set limit as you need more disk space).

 

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7.  On the File location and size screen, you can set the location of the new virtual hard disk and its size - I recommend changing disk size to 40GB or larger.  When you click the create button, you will now see your new VM in the VirtualBox main GUI.

 

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8.  Click the settings button on the Main Menu to tweak a few settings....

   a.  On the System/Motherboard tab in Boot Order, you can uncheck the Floppy Drive (who has these now?)

 

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   b.  On the System/Processor tab, you can increase the allocated CPU cores to 2

 

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   c.  On the Display tab, you can increase the allocated Video Memory to 128MB

 

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   d.  On the Storage tab, click on the icon of the Optical Drive and select "Choose Virtual Optical Disk File". 

 

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Navigate and select the El Capitan ISO we created earlier...

 

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   e.  Click the OK button to finalise the VM settings.

 

 

Patch El Capitan vbox configuration file with DMI Settings from a Mac

1.  From the start menu, type cmd and click run as administrator to open an administrative command prompt. 

 

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2.  Choose a Mac Model similar to your host system, then type the following lines, followed by <enter>  after each line.  Make sure you first close all VirtualBox Windows and the VirtualBox program, otherwise any changes you make won't stick...

 

Eg iMac11,3

cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "iMac11,3"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F2238BAE"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1

MacBookPro11,3

cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "MacBookPro11,3"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1

Macmini6,2

cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "Macmini6,2"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-F65AE981FFA204ED"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1

3.  Optional- For some host systems eg those with Haswell and newer CPUs, you might have to spoof an older CPU to avoid VirtualBox errors.  You can try from one of the following if this happens:

To spoof Lynnfield i5 750 CPU

VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000106e5 06100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff

To spoof IvyBridge CPU

VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 04100800 7fbae3ff bfebfbff

or

VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 00020800 80000201 178bfbff

4.  Close the command prompt window.

 

 

Installation of El Capitan

We are now ready to start the El_Capitan Virtual Machine....

 

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Installation should be relatively straight forward, just following the prompts of the OS X installer:

1.  Select language, agree to legal terms

 

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2.  Use Disk Utility from the Utilities Menu to erase and format the virtual hard drive as a single partition GUID Mac OS X Extended.  I named my drive "Macintosh HD" but you can enter whatever you like eg El_Capitan.

 

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3.  Quit DU and choose Macintosh HD to install El Capitan on.

4.  After 20-30 min (depending on how fast your system is), the installation will complete.  At this point, unmount the El Capitan ISO by clicking the Devices menu from the VM window, click Optical Drives, then choose Remove disk from virtual drive.  The VM is now ready to reboot into OS X from the virtual hard drive.

5.  At the welcome screen, choose your country and keyboard layout.  You can skip transfer information, location services and logging in with your Apple ID if you wish…

6.  Create a User Account and select your Time Zone.  You can skip sending diagnostics and usage data to Apple….

7.  Finally, you will arrive at the El Capitan Desktop.

 

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8.  Network/internet and audio should work OOB but on my system, the sounds were distorted.  Unfortunately, there is no QE/CI and the VM resolution will be fixed without the ability to dynamically resize the VM window (no VirtualBox additions for OS X guests atm). 

 

 

Customization with VBoxManage

1.  You can change the default resolution of 1024*768 (after shutting down the VM) with the VBoxManage command from the Windows Administrative Command Prompt:

cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode N (Where N can be one of 0,1,2,3,4,5)

referring to the 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1920x1200 screen resolution respectively.

 

Update:  For VirtualBox 5.2.x, the command for changing screen resolution has changed...

 

VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution XxY (where X=Horizontal screen resolution, Y=Vertical screen resolution)

eg

VBoxManage setextradata "<MyVM>" VBoxInternal2/EfiGraphicsResolution 1280x1024

2.  Adding serials and other SMBIOS details for the System Information Screen

VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemSerial" "W8#######B6"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardSerial" "W8#########1A"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVendor" "Apple Inc."
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemFamily" "iMac"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion" "IM112.0057.03B"

A listing of known issues with Mac OS X guests can be found in the VirtualBox Manual - link https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch14.html.

 

Vanilla Mavericks and Yosemite, Snow Leopard from Retail DVD

The same VM settings for El Capitan will also boot and run vanilla installations of OS X Mavericks and Yosemite :).  Attached to this post are installer scripts to create bootable Mavericks (CMI.tool) and Yosemite (CYI.tool) ISOs for VirtualBox and VMware.

 

With the respective OS X installer apps in the Applications folder, download and run the installer tools using terminal ie

 

To create a Mavericks ISO on your desktop

cd downloads
chmod +x CMI.tool
./CMI.tool

To create a Yosemite ISO on your desktop

cd downloads
chmod +x CYI.tool
./CYI.tool

Here is a screenshot of the VM running Mavericks 10.9.5...

 

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Finally, those without a Mac/Hack to prepare the install media can purchase a retail Snow Leopard DVD directly from Apple and install OSX 10.6.3 on their virtual machines (Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion run quite happily in VirtualBox with 1 CPU, 1-2 GB of RAM and the rest of the settings unchanged from above).  Once you update by combo update to SL 10.6.8, you can directly download El Capitan from the App Store for free :thumbsup_anim:.

 

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UPDATE macOS Sierra 10.12 to 10.12.6: For macOS Sierra, use CSI.tool in post#51.

UPDATE macOS High Sierra 17A365:  For macOS High Sierra, use CHSI.tool in post#73.

UPDATE macOS Mojave Beta:  For macOS Mojave Beta, use CMJI.tool on page 4 of thread.

 

Good luck and enjoy :)

CECI.tool.zip

CYI.tool.zip

CMI.tool.zip

Edited by fusion71au
Update for Mojave Beta

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Clover for VirtualBox OS X Guest <--- Update:  Legacy Clover no longer works in VirtualBox 5.1.x and VirtualBox 5.2.x (causes red screen error).  Need to install in UEFI mode only and press <F12>, select "EFI Hard Drive" from Boot Manager to start VM with Clover

 

Some users may want to install Clover onto their OS X Guest to spoof a Mac more closely and enable MLB & ROM to be injected for iMessage/Facetime activation. 

 

It is possible to install Clover for "UEFI booting only" if you set the Guest to use EFI BIOS but unfortunately, you have to use the <F12> key each time the VM boots up to select "EFI Hard Drive" and start Clover (VirtualBox's EFI Bios seems hardwired to give priority to boot.efi/Mac OS X above all other EFI options.  Even if you change boot priority, it doesn't seem to stick).

 

If you want to use Clover in VirtualBox, its much easier to use VirtualBox's legacy BIOS and install Clover in legacy mode.  During the setup of the Virtual Machine, you can use the same parameters as described in post#1 but uncheck EFI in the "Extended Features" and omit all the VBoxManage efi edits ie

 

Omit the lines which have "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/" but leave in

VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1

If you have already created a VM with the offending lines, you can remove them with VBoxManage eg Open a Windows Administrative Command Prompt and type the following null entries....

cd "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" ""
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" ""
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" ""

Clover Installation

Choose a custom legacy install of Clover into the EFI System Partition as shown below...

 

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After Clover is installed, you can edit the config.plist with Clover Configurator to remove all injections and patches ---> leave a minimal config.plist but enter your generated/real MLB/ROM in Rt Variables etc.

 

Make sure to include the following -

 

boot arguments: -v usb=0x800 keepsyms=1 -serial=0x1 size=36

GUI Screen Resolution: 1024*768

 

 eg of VirtualBox compatible Minimal Clover config.plist

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>ACPI</key>
	<dict>
		<key>DSDT</key>
		<dict>
			<key>Debug</key>
			<false/>
			<key>DropOEM_DSM</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Name</key>
			<string>DSDT.aml</string>
			<key>ReuseFFFF</key>
			<false/>
		</dict>
		<key>DropTables</key>
		<array>
			<dict>
				<key>Signature</key>
				<string>SSDT</string>
				<key>TableId</key>
				<string>CpuPm</string>
			</dict>
			<dict>
				<key>Signature</key>
				<string>DMAR</string>
			</dict>
			<dict>
				<key>Signature</key>
				<string>SSDT</string>
				<key>TableId</key>
				<string>Cpu0Ist</string>
			</dict>
		</array>
		<key>SSDT</key>
		<dict>
			<key>DropOem</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Generate</key>
			<false/>
		</dict>
	</dict>
	<key>Boot</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Arguments</key>
		<string>-v usb=0x800 keepsyms=1 -serial=0x1 size=36</string>
		<key>Debug</key>
		<false/>
		<key>DefaultLoader</key>
		<string>boot.efi</string>
		<key>DefaultVolume</key>
		<string>LastBootedVolume</string>
		<key>Legacy</key>
		<string>PBR</string>
		<key>Secure</key>
		<false/>
		<key>Timeout</key>
		<integer>5</integer>
		<key>XMPDetection</key>
		<false/>
	</dict>
	<key>Devices</key>
	<dict>
		<key>USB</key>
		<dict>
			<key>FixOwnership</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Inject</key>
			<false/>
		</dict>
	</dict>
	<key>GUI</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Mouse</key>
		<dict>
			<key>DoubleClick</key>
			<integer>500</integer>
			<key>Enabled</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Mirror</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Speed</key>
			<integer>8</integer>
		</dict>
		<key>Scan</key>
		<dict>
			<key>Entries</key>
			<true/>
			<key>Legacy</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Tool</key>
			<true/>
		</dict>
		<key>ScreenResolution</key>
		<string>1024x768</string>
		<key>Theme</key>
		<string>BGM</string>
	</dict>
	<key>Graphics</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Inject</key>
		<dict>
			<key>ATI</key>
			<false/>
			<key>Intel</key>
			<false/>
			<key>NVidia</key>
			<false/>
		</dict>
		<key>NvidiaSingle</key>
		<false/>
	</dict>
	<key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>
	<dict>
		<key>AppleRTC</key>
		<false/>
		<key>AsusAICPUPM</key>
		<false/>
		<key>Debug</key>
		<false/>
		<key>KernelCpu</key>
		<false/>
		<key>KernelHaswellE</key>
		<false/>
		<key>KernelLapic</key>
		<false/>
		<key>KernelPm</key>
		<false/>
	</dict>
	<key>RtVariables</key>
	<dict>
		<key>BooterConfig</key>
		<string>0x28</string>
		<key>CsrActiveConfig</key>
		<string>0x0</string>
		<key>MLB</key>
		<string>C02032109R5DC771H</string>
		<key>ROM</key>
		<string>UseMacAddr0</string>
	</dict>
	<key>SMBIOS</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Manufacturer</key>
		<string>Apple Inc.</string>
		<key>Trust</key>
		<false/>
	</dict>
	<key>SystemParameters</key>
	<dict>
		<key>InjectKexts</key>
		<string>No</string>
		<key>InjectSystemID</key>
		<true/>
	</dict>
</dict>
</plist>

Minimal Clover config.plist.zip

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Thanks for this great guide, actually what I was looking for for weeks. It works also under Virtualbox for Linux, and everything went fine until I tried to install Clover in legacy mode.

It boots fine in UEFI mode, but in legacy I get a kernel panic with "zone_init: kmem_suballoc failed". And the virtual machine goes to "Guru Meditation".

 

Any clues?

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@Gwan,

 

You're right, I get the same error with Clover legacy/El Capitan :no:At the moment with El Capitan and Clover in VirtualBox 5, only UEFI mode works so you have to use F12 on start up of your VM to load Clover first.

 

It seems like a bug/incompatibility with El Capitan only since Clover legacy works on my system to boot Mavericks and Yosemite without issue.

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Is this necessary to do this:

 

 

An alternative model to spoof is MacBookPro11,3 with an IvyBridge i7-3770 CPU - substitute the second to fifth lines above with

VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000306a9 04100800 7fbae3ff bfebfbff
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "MacBookPro11,3"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Mac-2BD1B31983FE1663"

 

on HP Probook 450 G0 packed with:

 

  Name Intel Core i5 3230M   Codename Ivy Bridge   Specification Intel® Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz

 

?????

If not!!!!!!

I am facing an issue, my installation got stuck at DSMOS has arrived. Screenshot attached. Can someone help. 

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@totbatotammo,

 

Not 100% sure about your errors but worth trying the VM with the IvyBridge i7 CPUID or even leaving the --cpuidset  line out.

 

Make sure you have made the El Capitan ISO with a Vanilla app downloaded from the App Store and prepared with the CECI tool.

Also cut and paste the text from the guide to avoid typing/syntax errors.

 

To determine whether the problem lies with your VirtualBox settings or your installer ISO, you can always try the ISO on VMware instead of VirtualBox :).

 

Edit:

Make sure you close all VirtualBox Windows and the VirtualBox program before you patch the vbox configuration file with VBoxManage, otherwise any changes you make won't stick.

 

Also try a different Mac model if iMac doesn't work eg

 

MacBookPro11,3

MacBookPro8,2

Macmini6,2

 

You can confirm the Mac model being used during verbose boot - look for the prefix to the line

 

###.local.com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (MyListenerSocket)

 

where ### will be iMac, MacBookPro, Macmini etc.

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I too am stuck on DSMO has arrived as well. I'm installing Yosemite.

Went back and tried Lynnfield and Ivy bridge patches. I've even tried Clover following your instructions closely.

 

Quite the puzzle.

 

 

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Hi pals!

 

I'm followed this guide but without a luck.

 

I have tried this approach on two different machines:

Core i3 + 4Gb RAM win 7

Core i5 + 16Gb RAM win 8

 

I've tried either to make ISO manually (on my MBP), using CECI.tool and finally I've downloaded VDI from TechReviews.

 

In all cases I see default pointer or spinning rainbow ball on black screen, so it seems installation indeed loads and works but for some unknown reason it fails to start UI properly.  Can you suggest something?  I would be very happy if I manage to run El Cap as guest system on my office windows machine.

 

P.S. I had installed Hackintosh successfully several times in past, but in case of office machine I can go only virtual box way.

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May I ask what the main drawbacks are for this?

 

I'm thinking of doing this for my 80 year old uncle to have iMessage on his PC running Windows 10 as he also uses an iPhone & iPad (but has a Windows PC...very new one too)

 

Would iMessage work on a virtual ElCap install?

Perhaps Photos too?

 

Thx all

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The good news: Mac OSX EC boots and works in VB on my Laptop.

 

The problem: 1024x768 is a postage stamp on my monitor(okay, a large postage stamp) and is too cramped to get anything done.

 

The attempted solution: Installed Clover.

 

The result: Mac OSX EC boots in 1920x1200, which now makes OSX too big for my 1920x1080 monitor.

 

I've been fiddling with the config.plist and vbox file, but no matter what I try Clover is stuck at 1920x1200. I can't even make it go to a low resolution like 1024x768. Am I missing something? Before it's suggested, I'm avoiding the "EfiGopMode" method since it doesn't provide a 16:9 aspect option.

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I have Internet on my El Capitan Virtual Box but I can't login to my App store account. When I try, the Spinning pinwheel turn undefinitely. Any idea ?

 

Edit : 

 

I added serials and other SMBIOS details for the System Information Screen like mentionned in the guide and it seems to work now. I didn't know it was for this purpose, sorry. 

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The good news: Mac OSX EC boots and works in VB on my Laptop.

 

The problem: 1024x768 is a postage stamp on my monitor(okay, a large postage stamp) and is too cramped to get anything done.

 

The attempted solution: Installed Clover.

 

The result: Mac OSX EC boots in 1920x1200, which now makes OSX too big for my 1920x1080 monitor.

 

I've been fiddling with the config.plist and vbox file, but no matter what I try Clover is stuck at 1920x1200. I can't even make it go to a low resolution like 1024x768. Am I missing something? Before it's suggested, I'm avoiding the "EfiGopMode" method since it doesn't provide a 16:9 aspect option.

 

Did you try :

VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode" N (Where N can be one of 0,1,2,3,4,5)

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Did you try :

VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode" N (Where N can be one of 0,1,2,3,4,5)

 

Before it's suggested, I'm avoiding the "EfiGopMode" method since it doesn't provide a 16:9 aspect option.

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Well it's in the manual chapter 9.8.1: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch09.html#idp46730497496080

VBoxManage setextradata "VM name" "CustomVideoMode1" "1400x1050x16"

You have to change "VM name" by your real VM name (put it in "") then change the "1400x1050x16" to whatever res you would like, for eg: "1920x1080x32".

Write a feedback if it worked.

Thanks :D

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Well it's in the manual chapter 9.8.1: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch09.html#idp46730497496080

VBoxManage setextradata "VM name" "CustomVideoMode1" "1400x1050x16"

You have to change "VM name" by your real VM name (put it in "") then change the "1400x1050x16" to whatever res you would like, for eg: "1920x1080x32".

Write a feedback if it worked.

Thanks :D

Already tried that and it didn't work. :(

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Thank you so much for this post!

 

Too bad virtual box doesn't support guest additions for OSX to setup native shared folders between host and guest.

 

I'm only left with options like SMB or NFS but both seem to be bottle necking in speeds by the network adapter type options (i.e. Intel PRO/1000 MT Server), I would really like faster than gigabit internet adapters.

 

After getting an NFS share between host and guest, I am only transferring at 12 MB/s :(

 

Darn this would have been absolutely awesome. So close!

 

I'm going to snoop around and see if there's any chance to activate PCI pass through.

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Very best guide so far. Thank you.

 

Here are my working cpuidset:

 

(on HP i7 15.6in laptop, vbox 5.0.2, in EFI mode, with osx 10.9-10-11)

::MacBookPro8,2 with an IvyBridge i7-3770 CPU
VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "El_Capitan" --cpuidset 00000001 000006fb 00000800 80000209 078bfbff
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "MacBookPro8,2"
VBoxManage setextradata "El_Capitan" "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Iloveapple"
 

Few more that you may test: 

# unknown cpu
00000001 000206a7 02100800 1fbae3bf bfebfbff
# only for new i3/i5/i7 ivy bridge processor
00000001 000306a9 00020800 80000201 178bfbff
# MacBookPro11,3 with an IvyBridge i7-3770 CPU
00000001 000306a9 04100800 7fbae3ff bfebfbff
# iMac11,3 (27-inch, Mid 2010)
00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff
In my tests, some of the cpuid's gave errors like "vbox error", DSMOS and disk errors. I kept testing until one worked.

 

Here's the windows script I use to boot in EFI mode:

osx_efi_launch.bat 

@echo off
set VM_NAME=%1

::echo 'configuring cpuid and extradata for %VM_NAME%'
set MANAGE="C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe"
set VBOX="C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe"


:: MacBookPro8,2 with an IvyBridge i7-3770 CPU
%MANAGE% modifyvm %VM_NAME% --cpuidset 00000001 000006fb 00000800 80000209 078bfbff
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct" "MacBookPro8,2"
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct" "Iloveapple"

%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion" "1.0"
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey" "ourhardworkbythesewordsguardedpleasedontsteal(c)AppleComputerInc"
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC" 1

%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% VBoxInternal2/EfiGopMode 4
:: 0 640x480
:: 1 800x600
:: 2 1024x768
:: 3 1280x1024
:: 4 1440x900
:: 5 1920x1200

::%MANAGE% showvminfo %VM_NAME%
::pause
start "" %VBOX% --startvm %VM_NAME%
 

Then I simply create as many shortcuts as I need, in which I modify the target according to the VM name.

d:\path\to\scrpit\osx_efi_launch.bat VIRTUAL_MACHINE_NAME
 

Script to remove extra data (useful when testing): 

@echo off
set VM_NAME=%1

set MANAGE="C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe"
set VBOX="C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VirtualBox.exe"

:: note CPUID will be taken out from the .vbox file
:: %MANAGE% modifyvm %VM_NAME% --cpuidset 0
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemProduct"
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiSystemVersion"
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/efi/0/Config/DmiBoardProduct"
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/DeviceKey"
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "VBoxInternal/Devices/smc/0/Config/GetKeyFromRealSMC"
%MANAGE% setextradata %VM_NAME% "CustomVideoMode1"

pause
Hope it helps someone. :)

I've been fiddling with the config.plist and vbox file, but no matter what I try Clover is stuck at 1920x1200. I can't even make it go to a low resolution like 1024x768. Am I missing something? Before it's suggested, I'm avoiding the "EfiGopMode" method since it doesn't provide a 16:9 aspect option.

According to my test, the cpuid used may override the EfiGopMode. For example this one

# iMac11,3 (27-inch, Mid 2010)
00000001 000106e5 00100800 0098e3fd bfebfbff

would bypass my EfiGopMode=4, while others did not.

 

Worth the try.

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I followed all the instructions exactly but every time I start it I get stuck here:

QDKemzo.png

 

I got same problem here..

but I still can not get into installation of el capitan step. it showing these error every time I start the installation.

 

I have tried to change the cpuidset become those that listed by clauden, still always error.

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probably caused the graphics card these problems, if the system should get stuck here:  “....Waiting for DSMOS” or “....DSMOS has arrived” .... ...or "IOBluetooth ....missing bluetooth...."

boot with your recent bootargs but in singel user mode as: -s .........   (if a dsdt is used, then boot with: DSDT=NO)

 

fsck -fy               (press the enter key)


mount -uw /                 (press the enter key)

mkdir /backup                      (write these and press the enter key)

cd /System/Library/Extensions                            (write these and press the enter key)

mv AppleIntelHD* AppleIntelSNB* AMDRadeon* ATI* GeForce* NVDA* /backup        (write these and press the enter key)

rm ../Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache      (write these and press the enter key)

reboot              (press the enter key)

 

 

alternatively:

connect the USB flash disk or your external HDD to an runnable OS X system

and remove all graphics drivers, as described above from S/L/E, then fix the permissions and reboot.

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probably caused the graphics card these problems, if the system should get stuck here:  “....Waiting for DSMOS” or “....DSMOS has arrived” .... ...or "IOBluetooth ....missing bluetooth...."
boot with your recent bootargs but in singel user mode as: -s .........   (if a dsdt is used, then boot with: DSDT=NO)
 
fsck -fy               (press the enter key)
mount -uw /                 (press the enter key)
mkdir /backup                      (write these and press the enter key)
cd /System/Library/Extensions                            (write these and press the enter key)
mv AppleIntelHD* AppleIntelSNB* AMDRadeon* ATI* GeForce* NVDA* /backup        (write these and press the enter key)
rm ../Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache      (write these and press the enter key)
reboot              (press the enter key)
 
 
alternatively:
connect the USB flash disk or your external HDD to an runnable OS X system
and remove all graphics drivers, as described above from S/L/E, then fix the permissions and reboot.

 

 

I have no idea what you mean by this? What console do I type those commands in?

So I did everything the same except instead of using the SATA optical drive I used an IDE one to mount the .iso

 

It gets to here:

S0W6wRp.png

 

Then this happens:

vgeLOtg.png

 

About every 2 mins a new blank line appears and no matter how long I leave it is never progresses.

 

Does this method not work for the 10 Dec 2015 build of El Capitan?

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      apfs.efi-10.13.5_No_Log.zip
      C_I_M.zip
       
      apfs.efi-10.14-beta1_No_Log.zip
    • By fantomas1
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      Mise à jour 12/07/2018
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      La sortie de macOS 10.14 Beta m'oblige à mettre ce topic à jour. Plus de détails dans ce post.
       

       

       
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      Mise à jour 09/06/2017
       
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      La sortie de macOS 10.13 Beta m'oblige à mettre ce topic à jour. Plus de détails dans ce post.
       

       
       
       
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      Mise à jour 15/06/2016
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      Une petite mise à jour du topic pour confirmer le bon fonctionnement du patch à la volé de Clover (r3561) avec macOS Sierra.
       

       
       
       
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      Mise à jour 24/08/2015
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      ok, très bien,
       
      comme pour la HD6770, la nouvelle méthode du patch à la volé est de nouveau fonctionnel et avec les dernières versions de Clover.
       
      pour ma part, je suis sur El Capitan DB7 et Clover r3259
       

       
       
      par contre, je suis toujours obligé de m’aider de l’astuce avec FakeSMC pour que mes kexts soient toujours chargés, mais au moins cela marche.   
       
       
       
       
      et pour config.plist, cela donne ça :
       

       
       
      ceci est juste un exemple avec ma HD4830, il va de soi que vous devez mettre Device-ID de votre carte graphique !!!
       
       
       
       
       
      Salut à tou(te)s
       
      Comme certain(e)s le savent, les cartes graphiques dites "Exotiques" ne sont pas supportés par le système d'exploitation d'Apple.
      En sus d'ajouter l'identifient de la carte graphique (Device ID) dans l'Info.plist du ou des kexts concernés, il faut aussi interagir sur la partie "binaire" du kext par le biais du "patching".
       
      Dans notre cas, les cartes graphiques exotiques sont les cartes AMD (anciennement ATI) de la série HD 48xx, et plus précisément les HD 4830, HD4850, HD4870x2 et HD4890.*
       
      Donc le but est de faire fonctionner ces cartes graphiques de manière stable et fluide en activant QE_CI, chose nécessaire pour en profiter pleinement du système d'exploitation.
       
      * Juste avant de commencer, vous l'avez peut-être remarqué, la HD4870 n'est pas sur la liste suscitée et pour cause c'est que cette carte graphique est nativement supportée par le système d'exploitation d'Apple. Son Device ID est 0x94401002 que vous pouvez trouvé dans l'Info.plist des kexts concernés et c'est celui-ci que nous allons utiliser afin de le remplacer par le Device ID de notre carte graphique.
       
      ** Ce tuto est fait pour fonctionner sous OS X Mavericks, mais il doit fonctionner aussi avec les autres. La seule chose différente c'est l'adresse binaire à patcher.    
       
       
      Très bien, comme le titre le suggère, nous allons voir comment faire reconnaître ces cartes graphiques sous Clover et obtenir par la même un QE_CI activé et parfaitement fonctionnelle.
       
      Je vais utiliser ma Sapphire HD4830 512 MB GDDR3 PCI-E (comme cobaye    ) pour ce test et qui a pour Device ID 0x944c1002.
       
      Pour que ce test réussisse, nous allons donc utiliser ces 2 kexts, à savoir AMD4800Controller.kext (pour la partie QE) et ATIRadeonX2000.kext (pour la partie CI) et allons ajouter notre Device ID dans l'Info.plist. via le tweak "KernelAndKextPatches"
       
      Donc les valeurs à entrer dans notre config.plist sont celle-ci :
      <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>     <array>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>AMD4800Controller</string>             <key>InfoPlistPatch</key>             <string>Yes</string>             <key>Find</key>             <string>0x94401002</string>             <key>Replace</key>             <string>0x944C1002</string>         </dict>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string>             <key>InfoPlistPatch</key>             <string>Yes</string>             <key>Find</key>             <string>0x94401002</string>             <key>Replace</key>             <string>0x944C1002</string>         </dict>     </array> Comme vous pouvez le voir, la clé "InfoPlistPatch" sert à injecter notre Device ID "uniquement" dans Info.plist, sans y toucher à la partie "binaire" de nos kexts. La clé "Find" a pour fonction de trouver le Device ID que l'on veut remplacer par le notre en utilisant la clé "Replace".
       
      Très bien, maintenant comme nous l'avons dit au début de ce tutoriel, ajouter notre Device ID n'est pas suffisant pour faire fonctionner pleinement notre carte graphique, il faut encore interagir sur la partie "binaire" de nos kexts. Dans notre cas, il va falloir agir uniquement sur un kext, çàd sur ATIRadeonX2000.kext et plus particulièrement sur ATIRadeonX2000.kext/Contents/MacOS/ATIRadeonX2000
       
      Et pour cela, nous allons faire comme ceci :
      <key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict>     <key>Name</key>     <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string>     <key>Find</key>     <data>0F8394010000</data>     <key>Replace</key>     <data>909090909090</data> </dict> </array> Là nous pouvons voir que la clé "InfoPlistPatch" n'est pas utilisée et donc ces valeurs n'auront aucun effet sur l'Info.plist mais agiront uniquement au niveau de la partie "binaire". 
       
      Et voici les valeurs en leur forme complète que vous devrez ajouter dans votre config.plist
      <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key>     <array>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>AMD4800Controller</string>             <key>InfoPlistPatch</key>             <string>Yes</string>             <key>Find</key>             <string>0x94401002</string>             <key>Replace</key>             <string>0x944C1002</string>         </dict>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string>             <key>InfoPlistPatch</key>             <string>Yes</string>             <key>Find</key>             <string>0x94401002</string>             <key>Replace</key>             <string>0x944C1002</string>         </dict>         <dict>             <key>Name</key>             <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string>             <key>Find</key>             <data>0F8394010000</data>             <key>Replace</key>             <data>909090909090</data>        </dict>     </array> Très bien, maintenant il ne nous reste plus qu'à autoriser l'injection des kexts, sans quoi le patch ne fonctionnera pas. Et nous allons le faire via le tweak "InjectKexts" comme ceci :
      <key>SystemParameters</key> --> clé principale <dict>       <key>InjectSystemID</key>       <true/>       <key>InjectKexts</key> --> sous clé       <string>Yes</string> </dict>  
       
      Si certain(e)s d'entre vous préfèrent utiliser le logiciel "Clover Configurator" pour plus de facilité, voici comment entrer ces valeurs :
       
      Allez sur l'onglet "Kernel And Kext Patches" et faites comme ceci :
       
       
       
      *Ne faites pas attention sur le majuscule/minuscule, cela ne fait aucune différence
       
       
      Et pour injecter les kexts, aller sur l'onglet "System Parameters" et mettez l'option Inject Kexts sur Yes comme ceci :
       

       
       
      Voilà, vous n'avez plus qu'à enregistrer les ajustements, redémarrer votre pc et apprécier le résultat.
       
       
      MAIS ... seulement voilà ... il y a un problème ... 
       
      Quoi ? 
       
      Initialement, les kexts ne sont pas présents dans le kernelcache à cause de "OSBundleRequired=Safe Boot" (ils ne sont pas chargés en local par défaut mais en mode sans échec) et donc le patchage "à la volé" (on the fly) ne fonctionnera pas.
       
      Donc quoi, tout ça pour rien ?
       
      Non, bien-sûr, voici l'astuce pour remédier à cela :
       
      Dans un premier temps, il vous faut booter l'OS sans kernelcache. Si vous utiliser Clover Configurator, il vous suffit juste de cocher l'option "No Caches" dans l'onglet "System and Parameters" ou bien vous le faites directement dans votre config.plist :
      <key>SystemParameters</key> <dict>       <key>InjectSystemID</key>       <true/>       <key>InjectKexts</key>       <string>Yes</string>       <key>NoCaches</key>       <true/> </dict> Ceci aura donc pour effet de bloquer kernelcache et obliger boot.efi de charger le kernel et les kexts séparément. Clover et FSInject vont ensuite intercepter tous les chargements des kexts par boot.efi et changer "OSBundleRequired=Safe Boot" en "OSBundleRequired=Root" à la volé (on the fly) et forceront boot .efi à charger les kexts. Et ensuite dans un second temps, Clover va patcher l'Info.plist de ces deux kexts et la partie binaire de ATIRadeonX2000, kernel va les charger et ils seront rattachés à votre carte graphique.
       
      Une fois ceci fait (donc les kexts utilisés), il vous suffit de faire sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions. Ceci créera un nouveau kernelcache qui cette fois-ci contiendra vos kexts utilisés. Ensuite il ne vous reste plus qu'à redémarrer normalement (en décochant l'option No Caches dans Clover Configurator) et le patch fonctionnera à merveille.
       
       
      Oui, mais ... là aussi ...
       
      Quoi encore ?
       
      Seulement voilà, pour une raison ou une autre, il peut arriver que kernelcache se reconstruit tout seul et le patch "à la volé" ne fonctionne plus.
       
      Alors je fais quoi moi en attendant ?
       
      L'astuce la plus efficace pour le moment est d'injecter les infos de vos kexts à l'intérieur de l'Info.plist de FakeSMC.kext comme des IOKitPersonalities additionnels.
       
      ????Kézako????
       
      Ces infos vous les trouverez dans l'Info.plist de ces 2 kexts, sous IOKitPersonalities. Les voici :
       
      Pour AMD4800Controller.kext
      <key>Controller</key> <dict>         <key>ATY,Cardinal</key>         <dict>                 <key>aty_config</key>                 <dict>                         <key>CFG_NO_PP</key>                         <true/>                 </dict>          </dict>          <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key>          <string>com.apple.kext.AMD4800Controller</string>          <key>IOClass</key>          <string>AMD4800Controller</string>          <key>IOMatchCategory</key>          <string>IOFramebuffer</string>          <key>IOName</key>          <string>AMD4800Controller</string>          <key>IOPCIMatch</key>          <string>0x94401002 0x944a1002</string>          <key>IOProbeScore</key>          <integer>65050</integer>          <key>IOProviderClass</key>          <string>IOPCIDevice</string>         <key>aty_config</key>          <dict>                 <key>CFG_NO_PP</key>                  <false/>                  <key>CFG_PAA</key>                  <integer>0</integer>                  <key>CFG_USE_USCN</key>                  <false/>          </dict>          <key>aty_properties</key>          <dict>                  <key>PP_GFXClockGatingEnabled</key>                  <integer>1</integer>          </dict> </dict> Et pour ATIRadeonX2000.kext
      <key>ATIRadeonX2000</key> <dict>         <key>ATIEnableWideBlitSupport</key>         <true/> <key>ATIUseTearingWideBlit</key> <false/> <key>CFBundleIdentifier</key> <string>com.apple.ATIRadeonX2000</string> <key>GpuDebugPolicy</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>IOCFPlugInTypes</key> <dict> <key>ACCF0000-0000-0000-0000-000a2789904e</key> <string>ATIRadeonX2000GA.plugin</string> </dict> <key>IOClass</key> <string>ATIRadeonX2000</string> <key>IODVDBundleName</key> <string>ATIRadeonX2000VADriver</string> <key>IOKitDebug</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>IOMatchCategory</key> <string>IOAccelerator</string> <key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x94001002 0x94011002 0x94021002 0x94031002 0x95811002 0x95831002 0x95881002 0x94c81002 0x94c91002 0x95001002 0x95011002 0x95051002 0x95071002 0x95041002 0x95061002 0x95981002 0x94881002 0x95991002 0x95911002 0x95931002 0x94401002 0x94421002 0x944A1002 0x945A1002 0x94901002 0x949E1002 0x94801002 0x95401002 0x95411002 0x954E1002 0x954F1002 0x95521002 0x95531002 0x94a01002</string> <key>IOProviderClass</key> <string>IOPCIDevice</string> <key>IOSourceVersion</key> <string>8.24.11</string> <key>IOVARendererID</key> <integer>16908288</integer> <key>sensor-properties</key> <array> <dict> <key>device_type</key> <data> Z3B1LXNlbnNvcg== </data> <key>location</key> <string>GPU</string> <key>name</key> <string>gpu-sensor</string> <key>polling-period</key> <data> AAAAAQAAAAA= </data> <key>reg</key> <data> AAAAAg== </data> <key>sample-period</key> <data> AAAAAACYmAA= </data> <key>sensor-id</key> <data> AAAABg== </data> <key>version</key> <data> AAAAAg== </data> <key>zone</key> <data> AAAAAg== </data> </dict> </array </dict>  
      Et voici donc l'Info.plist de FakeSMC.kext dans son intégrité, vous pouvez jeter un oeil, histoire de voir à quoi cela ressemble :
       
      FakeSMC_Info.plist.zip
       
      Et pour les moins casse-têtes, voici FakeSMC.kext modifié que j'utilise pour charger les 2 kexts :
       
      FakeSMC.kext.zip
       
       
      Voilà, avec ceci, vous n'aurez plus besoin de savoir si oui ou non les kexts sont dans le kernelcache.
       
       
      Crédits attribués à :
       
      netkas  pour son incontournable QE_CI Exotic patch (même s'il n'importe plus son support)
       
      Slice  & co. pour leur bébé nommé Clover
       
      dmazar  pour son astuce avec FakeSMC.kext   (pour plus d'info, voir ici)
       
      duffs (rarement ici, plus sur le site de netkas) pour son astuce de comment patcher la partie binaire avec Clover, ce fût lors de la sortie de OS X Mavericks DP1
       
      nyolc8  pour le support de QE_CI Exotic patch pour Mavericks
       
      fantomas1  pour ......... pour ... quoi déjà ? Ah ben non ... non ... pour rien ...
    • By fantomas1
      hi people  
       
      you can use this thread to link / talk about of the future Nvidia Web Driver updates for El Capitan
       
      10.11.6
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f16 --> build 15G22010 (thanks to BreBo)  New!
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f15 --> build 15G21013 (thanks to BreBo) 
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f14 --> build 15G20015 (thanks to DMCrimson)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f13 --> build 15G20015 (thanks to Louvier)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f12 --> build 15G19009 (thanks to WeBeRiO)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f11 --> build 15G18013 (thanks to BreBo)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f10 --> build 15G17023 (thanks to Badruzeus)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f09 --> build 15G1611 (thanks to Badruzeus)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f08 --> build 15G1510 (thanks to Badruzeus)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f07 --> build 15G1421 (thanks to bb1045)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f06 --> build 15G1217 (thanks to bb1045)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f05 --> build 15G1212 (thanks to WeBeRiO)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f04 --> build 15G1108 (see this post)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f03 --> build 15G1004 (thanks to BreBo)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f02 --> build 15G31 (thanks to Moviemakergr)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15f01 --> build 15G31 (thanks to WeBeRiO)
      [uPDATE_3]Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.15b01 --> build 15G24b (thanks to DMCrimson)
       
      10.11.5
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.10f02 --> build 15F34 (thanks to marcozardi)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.10f01 --> build 15F34 (thanks to WeBeRiO)
      [uPDATE_2] Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.10b01 --> build 15F31a (see this post)
       
      10.11.4
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.06f01 --> build 15E65 (see this post)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.06b01 --> build 15E (see this post)
       
      10.11.3
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.05f02 --> second release for build 15D21 (thanks to Fljagd)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.05f01  --> build 15D21 (see this post)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.05b02 --> build 15D (see this post)
       
      10.11.2
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.04f02 --> second public release (see this post)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.04f01 --> build 15C50 (see this post)  
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.04b02 --> build 15C48a (see this post) 
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.04b01 --> build 15C47a (see this post)
       
      10.11.1
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.03f02 --> second public release (see this post) 
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.03f01 --> build 15B42 (thanks to jperkins909)
       
      10.11.0
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.02f02 --> build 15A284 (thanks to MTWomg)
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.02f01 --> build 15A284 (see this post)
       
      DP
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.01b07 --> GM/DB/PB6/DB7/PB5 (thanks to BreBo) 
      Nvidia Web Driver - 346.03.01b06 --> build 15A (thanks to MTWomg) 
    • By Slice
      Now I want to add vector graphics support in Clover. See rev 4560 and later.
      It is not working yet but designers may begin to create Vector Themes.
      It supposed to consist of SVG elements and has design size. It will be rendered to any screen size scaled from design size.
       
      What application in macOS can create SVG graphics?
      Inkscape is not working in macOS 10.11+. Pity.
      LibreOffice Draw works with SVG but buggy.
      Boxy SVG cost 10$ but looks good enough. It creates the best in simplicity files and have more then enough features.
      Illustrator is good but expensive.
       
      How to improve SVG file?
      Clover has restricted support for SVG. It is your job to make compatible file and as small as possible to speedup rendering.
      Some helps:
      Help:Inkscape – From invalid to valid SVG Inkscape files
      From invalid to valid SVG Adobe Illustrator files
      From invalid to valid SVG files of other editors: BKchem, ChemDraw and CorelDRAW
      Help:Illustrator – Assistance with creating and saving SVG images in Adobe Illustrator that will pass W3C validation
      User:Quibik/Cleaning up SVG files manually
      Later I will write own instructions specific to Clover abilities.
       
      How to create SVG fonts?
      You can google to find ready-to-use SVG fonts.  I found some problems with too beaty fonts: slow rendering and overflow crash. Be careful.
      You can get ttf or otf fonts and convert them into svg by using online WEB services. Not a problem to google.
      But then I want to find a way to simplify the font to reduce a size and speedup rendering.
      You can create own font by FontForge It is opensource and available for Windows, Mac and GNU+Linux. It creates otf font which you can convert to svg font.
       
       
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