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Dell Precision m6700 Sierra/High Sierra Install Guide

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Requirements:

macOS Sierra/High Sierra downloaded from the App Store

A PC or Virtual Machine running Mac OS X 10.7 or later

Clover Bootloader

Clover Configurator

 

My m6700 has 32GB RAM, nVidia K3000m, Intel HD4000, 500GB Samsung SSD, 2x Seagate 2TB Hard Drives, Atheros AR9285 Wifi Card. These instructions should work with other configurations but you may need to get a compatible Wifi card.

 

First thing to do is download the following:

macOS Sierra/High Sierra from the App Store

Clover Bootloader v2.4k r4220

Clover Configurator (included in m6700.zip)

Attached m6700.zip file below

 

You need to have a computer or virtual machine running Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Now we can began. The first thing is to prepare a USB drive for the macOS Installer. Open up Disk Utilities, click on the USB drive then click on Erase. For a Name use USB, Format use Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Scheme use GUID and then click apply.

 

Now to make the USB drive a bootable USB drive. If you want to install Sierra use Terminal & type the following command:

 

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app –nointeraction

 

If you want to install High Sierra use Terminal & type the following command:

 

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app –nointeraction

 

Once the process is finished your USB Drive is named Install macOS Sierra or Install macOS High Sierra which ever one you choose. Now open Clover Bootloader, click continue 2 times, Change Install Location and choose the USB Drive. Click Install. Open the USB Drive in finder and delete the replace the EFI Folder with the EFI Folder included with m6700.zip. Copy the m6700 folder to the USB drive.

 

Now comes the fun part. Boot the m6700 with the USB attached. First hit F2 to enter the BIOS. Set the SATA to AHCI, Enable Optimus and disable Secure Boot. Click apply and reboot. On reboot hit F12 to enter the boot menu, select USB drive and hit enter. If you get an error message that there is an Invalid Partition Table, just hit enter and it will boot up. At the Clover screen select Boot OS X Install from Install macOS Sierra or High Sierra. Congrats in a little while you will be greeted with the install screen.

 

At the install screen click Continue twice, choose your hard drive to install to. If you do not see a drive to install to, go to the menu bar click Utilities then Disk Utilities. Click on the drive you wish to install macOS Sierra to. Go to Erase. For a Name use macOS, Format use Mac OS Extended (Journaled), Scheme use GUID and then click apply. Now install macOS Sierra.

 

After the install is finished leave the USB drive attached and reboot. On reboot hit F12 to enter the boot menu, select USB drive and hit enter. If you get an error message that there is an Invalid Partition Table, just hit enter and it will boot up. At the Clover screen select macOS and it will boot up to the setup screen. Once you get to the Desktop open Clover Bootloader and install Clover. Once Clover is installed copy the EFI folder from the USB drive to macOS drive. To get the sound working copy AppleHDA_IDT.kext from the m6700 folder to System/Library/Extensions use the kext Utility to repair permissions. Next run Carillon Installer-2. Now you are set with a nice Mac Book Pro. Enjoy.

Dell m6700.zip

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Man! Great guide! I was able to install  Mac OS Sierra on my M6700, but I can't get the USB 3.0 ports to work properly. In the system report there are no Usb 3.0 or ports listed. Did managed to get them working properly? :D

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