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This follows my previous guide for macOS Sierra.
0. What works and does not
- CPU power management
- QE/CI on Integrated Intel HD 4000
- HDMI and LVDS output
- Audio: Headphone, speaker, HDMI (?).
- Battery info
Does NOT work
- Internal Wifi. Workaround: USB wifi or replace your internal wifi with a supported mPCI-e card.
- Sleep: does not work with an USB wifi. Workaround: Replace your internal wifi with a supported card.
- VGA out. Workaround: Use an « active » HDMI to VGA adapter. I use this way to connecting my laptop to projectors.
- Discrete AMD GPU
- Card reader. Workaround: Use an external USB card reader.
My Dell Inspiron 15R SE still has the following specs (I haven't upgraded it since Yosemite) :
- Intel Core i7 3632QM with Intel HD Graphic 4000
- 8GB + 4GB RAM (12GB total)
- 128GB Samsung EVO SSD + 1TB HDD
- AMD Radeon 7730M, won't be used by any Hackintosh build
- Full HD 15.4" screen
- A Dell 7520, of course
- An USB Stick, minimum 16GB. Any 16GB should work.
- A pair of USB Mouse / Keyboard during the installation and fixes (you can use your built in keyboard and touchpad later)
- An existing Hackintosh (or a real Mac, if you have any )
- Downloaded «Install macOS Mojave Beta» from App Store.
- A GPT-partitioned hard drive
- A 20GB (minimum) partition as the target.
- Dosdude1's macOS Mojave Patcher
3. Create USB Install. For full guide please see here
- Boot your existing Hackintosh or real Mac.
- First you need to be sure that you have downloaded the app «Install macOS Mojave Beta» from App Store (Developer account is required).
- Use Disk Utilities to partition your USB stick with 1 partition in GPT mode, and choose «OS X Extended (Journaled)» as partition type. Note: don't use any space in label of your disk.
- Run Dosdude1's macOS Mojave Patcher, select the installer app, select usb disk as target.
- Be patient. It's quite slow.
- Download and install Clover Bootloader v4658 to the usb disk, note to install using EFI boot only
- Copy attached config.plist to /Volumes/ESP/EFI/CLOVER/
- Copy attached kexts to /Volumes/ESP/EFI/CLOVER/Other/
- Download NullCPUPowerManagement.kext and put it in /Volumes/ESP/EFI/CLOVER/Other/
- Reboot after finishing creating your USB for installation.
- During boot, press F12 to have boot list. Choose your USB to start. Set ig-platform-id to 0x01660004 to boot the installation.
- It should boot directly to the installation UI. Choose language.
- On top menu, select Utilities and Disk Utility.
- Format your target partition as OS X Extended (Journaled). APFS can be used but it's your own risks
- Exit Disk utility.
- Start Install, choose your newly formatted partition. Follow the instruction. Wait for a while (in my case I waited around 10 minutes).
- It will restart your computer as soon as it finishes the file copy.
- You still need to boot from USB. Hit F12 during boot to show boot list. Choose your USB to start. Set ig-platform-id to 0x01660004, select your installed partition and press Enter.
- You will be able to see user creation. Follow the instructions on screen. When you get to your desktop.
- Reboot, you should be able to use both LVDS and HDMI outputs (with ig-platform-id 01660003) with proper kext and config.plist attached.
Welcome to macOS Mojave!
5. Device fixes
Most of the fixes are included in the attached kext zip.
5.1. CPU Power Management
Works fine with macOS Mojave (official version) as long as you use ssdtPRGen.sh as instructed here. Don't forget to delete NullCPUPowerManagement.kext afterward.
The integrated wifi doesn't work. At all. I used an external wifi dongle TP Link WN725N (v2) for Internet access. After that I replaced the internal wifi with a Atheros AR5B29 and it works natively
If you use this AR5B29, copy the attached AirPortAtheros40.kext into /System/Library/Extensions
After installing High Sierra
I have this problem
Unsupported CPU - Unsupported PCH
Like in the picture
Is that normal or i should to care about it ?
HP Z420 WORKSTATION
Intel Patsburg C600/X79, Intel Sandy Bridge-EP
QUAD CORE INTEL XEON E5-1620 03.60 GHz
RAM: 22 GB ECC RDDR3
GPU: 2GB NVIDIA GTX 730
Making a bootable High Sierra USB Installer Entirely From Scratch in Windows or Linux Mint (without access to Mac or App Store Installer.app)By fusion71au
Making a High Sierra USB Installer Entirely From Scratch in Windows
This is a proof of concept tutorial, to show it's possible to create a vanilla High Sierra installer, entirely from scratch, in Windows (even without App Store downloaded "Install macOS High Sierra.app" from a real Mac ). @PikeRAlpha's link to Apple's Software Catalog provides us with all the URLs necessary to download the needed files directly from Apple instead of some dubious source from the internet...
8GB or larger USB drive Boot Disk Utility v2.1.2017rev021b from @CVAD TransMac (free 15 day trial) Paragon Hard Disk Manager Free Download Installer Files Directly from Apple
1) Browse Apple's Regular Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist (Hint - search page for "InstallESD" to find its URL and others nearby)
to a folder named "SharedSupport" on your Windows NTFS drive. A browser download manager (eg Chrono for Chrome, dTA for FireFox) is handy since InstallESD is >4GB ---> allows you to pause/resume interrupted download...
2) Rename InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg
3) Edit InstallInfo.plist with WordPad/text editor to remove the chunklistURL and chunklistid keys for InstallESD, and renaming it from InstallESDDmg.pkg to InstallESD.dmg (example of edited file attached to this post)...
Note: You can verify the SHA1 checksum of your InstallESD.dmg and BaseSystem.dmg with the correct ones at this website.
Boot Disk Utility to format the Installer USB and Restore OS X Base System HFS partition
1. Format USB with BDU & latest Clover ---> creates boot files in CLOVER partition + second FAT partition
2. Extract 4.hfs from \SharedSupport\BaseSystem.dmg with BDU --> save to it's local folder
3. Restore 4.hfs to USB second partition with BDU ---> 2nd partition becomes bootable "OS X Base System"
Paragon Hard Disk Manager to extend HFS Partition to its Full Extent
Open Paragon Partition Manager Free and resize the second partition of the USB drive to the full size allowed. Don't forget to apply the changes at the end...
Transmac to Copy "SharedSupport" folder to OS X Base System
1. Open the TransMac program and navigate to the HFS+ Volume/Install macOS High Sierra.app/Contents folder. Right click anywhere in the empty space on the RHS pane and select "Copy Here"...
2. In the next stage, select the "SharedSupport" folder we created above as the "Files and Folders to be copied to the Mac Volume"...
Clover configuration is required now. The default config.plist (in the Clover FAT32 partition of the USB) maybe sufficient to boot your machine if you’re lucky. If not, look at the Clover Wiki, Clover Instructions and Clover Configuration Thread for pointers and edit /EFI/Clover/config.plist accordingly with Wordpad or Notepad.
The location of the important configuration files for Clover are summarized below
config.plist--->EFI/CLOVER folder DSDT.aml with or without SSDT.aml--->EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched (don't need one if your DSDT is auto patched by Clover in config.plist) Kexts eg FakeSMC, NullCPUPowerManagement --->EFI/CLOVER/kexts/<osx version> or /Other. NB BootDiskUtility by default already has FakeSMC.kext installed here. You may need to add VoodooPS2Controller for your laptop keyboard/trackpad to work. If UEFI booting, you will most likely need one of the OsxAptioFixDrv-64 drivers copied from /EFI/CLOVER/drivers-off/drivers64UEFI to /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI. If you want to use the installer to run High Sierra in Windows on VMware, you can follow my guide to set up the Virtual Machine and replace Clover's default config with EFI_Clover for VMware (which is compatible to run in VMware). In the screenshots below, I have attached the USB Installer (in this case PhysicalDrive7) to my macOS Virtual Machine. Reboot the system to the USB installer to install High Sierra ...
What happens if we don't have access to TransMac or Paragon Hard Disk Manager?
Not a problem, as long as we get "OS X Base System" bootable, we can launch terminal from the Utilities Menu to copy the SharedSupport folder over to the Installer app. In essence, we will build the full installer app = 5GB+ on the target HD eg "Macintosh HD", by copying both the "small" installer app = 15MB (on "OS X Base System") and the SharedSupport folder from the NTFS volume (mounted in this example on /Volumes/DATA)...
-bash-3.2# cd / -bash-3.2# cp -R Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/ -bash-3.2# cp -R /Volumes/DATA/SharedSupport /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/
...then start installation with the startosinstall utility...
-bash-3.2# /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/startosinstall --volume /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD --converttoapfs NO --applicationpath /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app
The above steps can be automated with the attached "startosinstall.command" script, which will assemble "Install macOS High Sierra.app" on "Macintosh HD" and launch the startosinstall utility targeting the "Macintosh HD" volume. Copy/download to "Macintosh HD", then run in terminal (after attaching DATA USB with /Shared Support folder)...
cd "/Volumes/Macintosh HD" chmod +x startosinstall.command ./startosinstall.command Updated Download Links for macOS Mojave 10.14GM
Browse Apple's Developer Beta Software Catalog and find the URLs to download the following 6 installer files...
BaseSystem.dmg BaseSystem.chunklist InstallInfo.plist InstallESDDmg.pkg AppleDiagnostics.dmg AppleDiagnostics.chunklist
My desktop hackintosh cannot enter the Sleep Mode.
I mean it can enter the sleep mode for a few seconds and it will automatically wake up itself.
How can I fix this issue.
Thanks for your help.
My BIOS / APM capture:
My system preference / Energy Saver capture:
Im looking for a dmg file for Dell XPS 13 9343 included clover + driver... for transmac restore
ps: im super newbie