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Attempting Laptop Installation - Help Required ;-;

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I've been attempting for the past few days to install OS X Mountain Lion on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E530 with little success. So much so that I've finally decided I'm probably out of ideas and created this forum post requesting help.


My Laptop Specs are:


Intel Core i3-2328m (Sandy Bridge CPU at 2.2GHZ with support for SSE2 , SSE3 and SSSE3)


500GB Hitachi Z7K500 HDD

Lenovo 627226G Motherboard (Intel HM77 Chipset)

Intel HD Graphics 3000


More Detailed Specs ---> https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-GXUa1I8xyDZU1SdklDSlhER2c


So far , I've attempted to install iAtkos ML2 and ML3U via USB and so far both have worked up until the first sighting of the apple logo then the laptop restarted. In both cases , I was using a separate USB with chameleon bootloader on but in the instance where I tried to use the onboard bootloader on ML3U , I hit enter and the screen simply remained black.


Any help would be much appreciated


Thank you for your time.

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Thank you for the quick reply ,


I probably should've mentioned beforehand that I don't have access to a real Mac so I'd either need help on how to create the USB through Windows or through a virtual machine.

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There should be plenty of tutorial on YouTube on how to create a vm of mac. That's what I first did with a distro of mac then proceeded down the rabbit hole of a vanilla install with clover.


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I've got the Virtual machine set up but I've noticed the USB tool that was linked under "-Create Usb Bootable" only allows for the creation of Yosemite and El Capitan installers. Is there a way I can make a Sierra installer?

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Hey ,


I've followed those instructions and I can now boot into the USB , however when I attempt to load into the installer I get stuck on a black screen with a "-" in the top left corner followed by another black screen with "++++++++++++++++++++++++++" in the top left corner.


Any advice?

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      5. Create folders 10.12 in EFI/Clover/kexts/
      6. Copy your kexts of your Capitan HDD or SSD to EFI/Clover/kexts/10.12/
      Example760/780: these are my kexts for 10.12: 10.12.zip
      7. Now Sierra install on your HDD or SSD (Partitions with Guid scheme)
      after installation:
      8. Terminal (for unsigned apps):
      sudo spctl --master-disable 9. Install Clover on your HDD or SSD (Legacy-Method):
      Install Clover in the ESP
      Bootloader / Install boot0af in the MBR
      CloverEFI / Clover-EFI 64Bit SATA
      Drivers64UEFI / EmuVariableUefi-64
      Drivers64UEFI / OsxAptioFixDrv-64
      Drivers64UEFI / PartitionDxe-64
      Install RC Scripts In Target Volume
      Theme, free choice
      Install Clover Preference Pane
      10. Copy your config.plist, DSDT and folder 10.12 to your Sierra HDD or SSD

      after installation sound:
      Please ask if you have problems with the AppleALC method! It is not hard to get it right.

      optional Audio Optiplex780/760:
      since version 1.0.13.Release (and later) now with appleALC with LayoutID 11 (0B)
      new Codec LayoutID 13 (0D) for 780/760  (autodetect)
      optional Audio Optiplex755:
      trial_AppleALC.kext_Optiplex755.zip LayoutID 28 (1C) please report
      (If no one tries and reports, then nothing comes in the next release of the AppleALC. So far no users for experiments, a pity.)
      optional Audio Optiplex790 and 990:
      since version 1.0.19.Release (and later) now with appleALC with LayoutID 15 (0F)

      new Codec LayoutID 16 (10) for 790/990  (autodetect)
      Night Shift Patch:
      Tested graphics cards with Sierra:
      My XFX one HD5450: with DSDT patch and frame buffer "Shrike" works great with HDMI audio and Sleep in the Optiplex780
      @morpheousman´s HD5450: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-18#entry2369870
      My HD6570: works OOB including HDMI audio
      My Nvidia GT610: works OOB only up to 10.11.6, with Sierra no support
      My EVGA Nvidia GT210: works with Inject Nvidia with Sierra, but no HDMI audio possible
      other User with GT710
      Zotac GeForce GT 1030 2Gig OOB Web Drivers only (@chris1111) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-44#entry2478188 (Optiplex 790)
      Saphire Radeon HD 6670 1 gig - by @chris1111 (Optiplex 790) http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-75#entry2592085
      If you have other graphics cards for Optiplex or for other computers working with Sierra, then please report!
      Tested WLAN:
      PCIe: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 N900 WLAN Dual Band up to 450Mbit/s to 2.4GHz or 5GHz, works OOB as Airport
      PCI: TP-Link TL-WN851ND 300Mbit/s, works as Airport, thanks Maggo AtherosWiFiInjector.kext.zip
      USB: TP-Link TL-WN725N Nano WLAN USB Adapter 150Mbit/s, not as AirPort
      Developer Beta program:
      [How-To] macOS Sierra Developer Beta program without special registration, if anyone is interested!

      Copies the com.apple.seeding.plist file to / Library / Preferences / (not S/L/P)
      and open Terminal:
      sudo softwareupdate --set-catalog https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.12seed-10.12-10.11-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz see AppStore/Updates

      Credits/Sources - Thanks to all mentioned users: InsanelyMac.com & root86.com @Slice and all others for the Clover Bootloader @vit9696 and @vandroiy2012 for AppleALC and Lilu @pepto, @polyzargone, @morpheousman, @Chris1111, @owbp, @ricoc90 and all others for all Optiplex 780 (760) Guides!    
      have fun    Optiplex
    • By gengik84
      Uno dei tre Requisiti:
      Hack funzionante Mac vero Macchina virtuale Impostazioni Bios per il boot:
      Cercate una voce  del tipo “Sata Mode”e settatela  in AHCI
      Secure Boot: disabilitare o altri sistemi operativi
      CSM: UEFI o LEGACY, oppure a secondo del tipo di installazione
      VT-x / VT-d disable
      *Nota: Secure boot e csm valido solo per bios UEFI
      Materiale Occorrente 
      "OS X (Versione App.Store)”
      USB 8GB  *nota: nel caso di usb superiori dovrà essere partizionata, in modo da avere una partizione su cui "lavoreremo,di questa dimensione
      kext Wizard 
      Bootloader Clover_2.3k_r xxx:                   http: //sourceforge.n.../cloverefiboot/
      Clover Configurator:                                    http: //mackie100proj...a.org/download/
      FakeSmc.kext:                                             http://www.hwsensors.com/releases 
      In allegato,a fondo pagina troverete un "pacchetto" contenente : ShowAllfiles, Kext Wizard, FakeSmc.kext: 
      App alternative:
      ESP Mounter Pro: per montare la partizione EFI
      Vi illustrerò tre metodi per creare la usb, ma sono ben distinti… quindi usatene soltanto uno
      Metodo 1: “Install Mac_OS_X.command” Metodo 2: “Create Install Media di Apple” Metodo 3:  Metodo Manuale Alla fine delle preparazione dell’installer, tutti i metodi necessitano l’installazione del Bootloader Clover sulla a vostra USB.
      PUNTO 1: che la vostra usb sia stata preventivamente nominata USB (caratteri maiuscoli) Tabella di partizione GUID e la formattazione in  Mac esteso Journaled.
      PUNTO 2: che l’installer di OSX si trovi in Applicazioni
      Utility Disco 
      Selezionate la pendrive, andate su “partizione”, selezionate “1 partizione”, impostate Mac OS esteso journaled e date il nome USB, poi in basso cliccate su opzioni e scegliete Tabella partizione (GUID), poi “applica”.

      Riporto nuovamente l’operazione sopra citata adoperando dal nuovo Utility Disco introdotto su El Capitan.
      Rimane ovviamente invariato nome della usb in ==>> USB (maiuscolo), la formattazione in Mac esteso Journaled e sia la mappa partizione in GUID
      Da utility disco selezionate la usb, cliccate su inizializza.
      dal menù a tendina scegliete la relative impostazioni

      Procedura effettua da High Sierra è la stessa della precedente, l'unica attenzione e operazione da aggiungere in primis  è cliccare nel menù a tendina in alto sulla sinistra di utility disco e selezionare "mostra tutti i dispositivi"

        METODO 1: "Install_Mac_OS_X.Command" Lo script che trovate allegato in fondo alla guida permette la creazione dell’installer in maniera automatica
      Include la possibilità di scelta di tre versioni di osx
      Yosemite El Capitan Sierra Il risultato finale è come quello del metodo "manuale" descritto nella guida, per cui l'installazione avverrà in un solo passaggio, non in due come con il metodo createinstallmedia. 
      Offre inoltre la possibilità di inserire un kernel patchato, utile, per esempio, per chi usa AMD.
      Rimane invariato il nome dato alla usb in USB, mappa partizione e tipo di formattazione
      Se la vostra usb non sarà rinominata nel modo corretto, verrete avvisati dal terminale, quindi non dovrete far altro che apportare la relativa modifica e rilanciare nuovamente lo script

      Nel caso che la usb fosse ok, avrete allo stesso modo conferma dal terminale, quindi non dovrete far altro che selezionare la relativa opzione a seconda dell’installer che vorrete creare

      L'installer una volta completato è nominato "Install Mac_OS_X"

      Potete adesso passare ad installare il bootloader Clover bella vostra usb 
      Metodo 2 
      L'intento è quello di usare la procedura fornitaci direttamente da Apple, "createinstallmedia", introdotta  con Mavericks. 
      Tale metodo prevede l’uso del terminale che via via se ne sta perdendo il “valore e l’uso”
      Inizialmente per i neofiti potrà sembrare problematico ma alla fine non è così.
      Durante il post installazione alcune operazioni ne richiedono l’ uso.
      Perciò mi sono chiesto perchè, qualora uno volesse, non far conoscere da subito un po’ questo “strumento”???
      Per favorirvi vi ho allegato i comandi già  “pronti”, i quali li potrete copiare ed incollare sul terminale.
      A questo punto aprite il terminale, copiate ed incollate il comando sottostante e premete invio, digitate la vostra password e premete nuovamente invio.
      Comando per creare USB con Yosemite:
      sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --nointeraction  
      Comando per creare USB con El Capitan
      sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction Comando per creare USB con Sierra 
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/ --nointeraction Per creare USB con Hight Sierra usate --> C_I_M
      Alternativa: potete usare anche lo script che ho fatto --> C_I_M.zip
      Funziona con il drag & drop sul terminale, in questo caso non vi è necessità che la usb sia nominata in un determinato modo ed essendo basato su create install media ovviamente funziona da 10.9 a 10.13.... 

      Potete adesso passare ad installare il bootloader Clover sulla vostra usb.
      Avendo usato questo metodo l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      METODO "MANUALE"....  (lascio per futura memoria)
      Copiate OS X  sulla scrivania
      Aprite ShowAllfiles per visualizzare i file nascosti. 
      Doppio click su SHOW
      Senza questa operazione non vedrete i file nascosti.

      OS X  tasto destro - Mostra contenuto pacchetto - Contenuti - Shared Support - InstallESD.dmg
      Doppio click su InstallESD.dmg
      Tasto destro del mouse sopra BaseSystem.dmg, apri.

      Tramite Utily Disco, da sinistra selezionate BaseSystem.dmg e cliccate su ripristina: 
      su Sorgente mettete "OS X BaseSystem" e su Destinazione la penna usb.
      Cliccate su Ripristina.

      Stessa procedura Fatta da EL Capitan
      Selezionate OS X Base System, poi in alto su File, modifica e poi su ripristina.
      Selezionate successivamente come destinazione USB

      Finito il processo la vostra usb sarà nominata OS X BaseSystem , per praticità rinominatela USB o comunque un nome diverso  a vostro piacimento.
      Recatevi in InstallESD.dmg” (all’ interno della app) selezionate e copiate la cartella Packages in System/Installation della USB, eliminando il collegamento esistente.
      Copiate BaseSystem.dmg e BaseSystem.chunklist, che trovate in InstallESD.dmg,  nella root  (radice)della USB. 

      **Nota:** Installazione in UEFI  dipenderà dalla scheda madre in vostro possesso, quindi se non supporta tale opzione , il bootloader dovrà essere installato in  modalità Legacy.
       Vi invito, qualora non sapeste questa informazione, a recarvi nel sito ufficiale del produttore e controllare le informazioni a riguardo
      Fatto questo dobbiamo installare  Clover sulla usb.
      A seconda del tipo di Bios o al tipo di installazione che vogliamo fare UEFI o Legacy avremo ovviamente configurazioni diverse in questa fase.
      Lanciate il pkg.

      Cambiate la destinazione di installazione ad USB oppure Install Mac_OS_X (a secondo del tipo di creazione eseguita)
      Successivamente clicchiamo su "Ad Hoc"
      Per Installazione UEFI
      Mettete i flag   : Installazione solo per avvio UEFI
                               : installare Clover nella ESP
                               : Driver64UEFI  selezionate OsxAptioFixDrv-64
                             *  :Se nel vostro sistema è presente una scheda grafica (discreta) della serie 9xx nVidia selezionate OsxAptioFix2Drv-64 al posto di  OsxAptioFixDrv-64 *
      ** OsxAptioFix2Drv :E' necessario per poter impostare CsrActiveConfig= 0x3 **
      ***OsxAptioFix3Drv oppure AptioMemory devono essere usati su hardware Skylake o successivi perché permettono alla nvram di lavorare correttamente
           (mi raccomando o uno o l'altro)
      Proseguite con l’installazione.


      ** Ricordate che avrete accesso a questa cartella dopo aver montato la partizione EFI**
      Per installazione Legacy
      Mettete i vari Flag come da foto.

      ** Ricordate che avrete accesso a questa cartella dopo aver montato la partizione EFI**
      Impostazione per config.plist:
      Con clover configurator “montate” la partizione EFI della usb.
      1) Per fare questo nel menù di sinistra, cliccate su “Mount EFI”
      2) individuate la partizione relativa alla vostra usb, a questo punto montiamo la relativa partizione EFI  selezionando l’apposito pulsante “Mount Partition”

      3) Successivamente cliccate su “Open Partition”.. recatevi in EFI/Clover ed aprite il config.plist
      4) Sezione ACPI: Disabilitate tutti i fix sia del menù 1 che del menù 2

      5) Sezione BOOT: Sole se si sta installando Yosemite mettete il flag su kext-dev-mode=1
      *Nota: potete inserire anche il flag verbose che servirà per vedere possibili blocchi in fase di boot.
      Risulta utile quando si chiede aiuto sul forum postando la foto di tale schermata.
      Avremo la stessa funzione premendo la barra spaziatrice al boot di Clover, selezionando avvio in verbose mode.
      6) Sezione RT Variables: Se si sta installando El Capitan oppure Sierra, aggiungere i valori: BooterConfig= 0x28, CsrActiveConfig= 0x67

      7) Sezione System Parameters: Su inject kext mettete YES
      Nota: Su El Capitan, è stato introdotto SIP (System Integrity Protection)
      L’aggiunta di  righe sopra citate comporta la totale disattivazione di questa sicurezza.
      Questo ci permette di installare, far caricare kext di terze parti e riparare permessi.
      Se volete sapere di più a riguardo vi rimetto a questo topic: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/307398-info-considerazioni-sulla-sicurezza-di-1011/
      Una volta installato e configurato il nostro osx, giusta operazione da fare sarà quella di riabilitare tale protezione.
      Impostando il valore CsrActiveConfig su 0x1 si avrà questo risultato
      Questo valore così messo, ha la stessa funzione di kext-dev-mode=1 nei precedenti osx, ma ormai obsoleto in questa versione.
      SIP parzialmente abilitata: Impostando il valore CsrActiveConfig su 0x3 si  avrà questo risultato
             Apple Internal: disabled
             Kext Signing: disabled
             Filesystem Protections: disabled
             Debugging Restrictions: enabled
             DTrace Restrictions: enabled
             NVRAM Protections: enabled
             BaseSystem Verification: enabled
      SIP parzialmente abilitata
      Apple Internal: disabled
             Kext Signing: disabled
             Filesystem Protections: disabled
             Debugging Restrictions: enabled
             DTrace Restrictions: enabled
             NVRAM Protections: enabled
             BaseSystem Verification: enabled
      SIP Disabilitata Impostando il valore CsrActiveConfig su 0x67

      Apple Internal: disabled
             Kext Signing: disabled
             Filesystem Protections: disabled
             Debugging Restrictions: disable
             DTrace Restrictions: disable
             NVRAM Protections: disable
             BaseSystem Verification: disable
      Impostando il valore CsrActiveConfig su 0x0 avremo questo risultato e SIP totalmente abilitata
      Per controllare ad installazione fatta lo stato di SIP, recarsi sul terminale e digitare questo comando: csrutil status
      Recatevi in EFI/Clover/kext/10.x 
      X= alla versione di osx che state installando. Per esempio se installerete Yosemite dovrete recarvi nella cartella 10.10, con El Capitan in 10.11….ecc
      Se non ci fosse tale cartella, createla e nominatela voi a “modo”.
      Copiatevi all’interno FakeSmc.kext
      *Nota se venite già da altre vostre configurazioni, oltre kext sopra citato ,potete mettere gli altri necessari per il vostro hardware
      Stessa cosa se avete DSDT e/o SSDT potete copiarli in EFI/Clover/Acpi/Patched
      Per High Sierra:
      scaricare il driver apfs.efi a fine guida,collocarlo:
      EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
      Per chi volesse continuare ad usare HFS vi rimando a questo post:
        Come installare High Sierra in HFS direttamente dalla usb  
      Utenti Laptop:  Nel 99% è obbligatorio disattivare la grafica discreta Nvidia/Amd per installare questo nuovo osx
                                     Quindi aggiungete --> SSDT-Disable_DGPU.aml.zip
                                     in EFI/Clover/acpi/Patched della usb
      Fatto questo avrete la vostra USB bootable per installare OSX.
      ………Non scordatevi Fakesmc.kext da mettere nella relativa cartella…. senza il quale non farete mai il Boot......
      *NOTA: se usato il terminale per la creazione della usb, l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      **NOTA** Se avete processori Broadwell,Skylake o Kabylake...usate FakeSmc.kext e relativi sensors che trovate all'interno del secondo pacchetto.. (potete usarlo anche sui precedenti senza problemi, essendo una versione più aggiornata ha ulteriore supporto per le cpu più recenti)
      Update: Fakesmc e sensors versione 6.26
      Post installazione... post #2           
       Buon Hack….. 
      Aggiornamento:Install_Mac_OS_X.command.zip (compatibile da 10.10 a 10.12)
      le info le trovate a questo post
      Ringrazio @Ciro82 che mi ha aiutato nel preparare questa guida.
      Pacchetto-Fake+Sensors 6.26.1440.zip