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4 minutes ago, socam77 said:

Since 3 Days I tried many hours to get the installation to work. Read all I got in the forum, and try many things, but don't get HighSierra installed at my device.

My Hardware: 
Optiplex 990 i5-2500k

Bios A24

NVidia GT 220
Samsung EVO 850 SSD

 

The Issue:

I run the High-Sierra installer and first I recreate the partition (tried both APFS and MAC OS Extended (Journaled).

But even if I close the Partition-Tool, start the Installer and open the Install-Log (before I click on the first Install-Stelp), I see some messages like: 
    iMac osinstallersetupd[587]: Target is not convertible to APFS: This Volume is not Mac OS Extended (Journald)

If I format the Disk as APFS, the next Line is: 
    isConvertableToAPFS: was called on a APFS disk.

 

Then some lines later I see:

   Warning: Couldn't find boardID, chipID, & ECID in new namespace, falling back

 

Then I run the Installer ("Next-Step Button) and run the install-process. Here is a Video, what's the output of the log is. https://youtu.be/AG4kwTlemvg
And after short time, the PC reboots.

 

At the next reboot, cloverscreen have 3 entries. My USB-Installer, and two APFS- One is named Install Prebooter from Preboot, the other Install from HighSierra.

If I start the Install from HighSierra, I get a message, macOS could not be installed at your computer

If I open the log, there are errors like Couldn't mount diskimage, and Failed to open installer document

And here is a screenshot of my Folder-Structure of the Installer-Stick.

image.thumb.png.a68b66dfe2529d0ba307072d6c734979.png

Because I thought, the SSD might be the cause of the error, I even try an hdd. But got the same error.


I hope, anybody can help me. It's my first try to get a hackintosh to run, and I thought I had wisely choosed my Harddware. But I'm at the end. Have no clue what else I could try. 

 

video not available 

 

share the complet EFI you have using

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2 hours ago, socam77 said:

Thank you for your response, I've created an new Video-Link (https://youtu.be/AG4kwTlemvg) now to my posting.
What do you mean with share the complete EFI you have using? You mean as Zip-File? You mean the one I've made a screenshot of in the previous Post?

efi_optiplex990.zip

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Your EFI is not good! You have mixed Driver fileVault and driversUEFI

You have also a DSDT patch for Radeon HD

try this EFI and let me known

Change the EFI Folder by this one attaching here

Reboot type F12 select USB Device then boot

Type space bar select Verbose boot then go up then boot to macOS

 

EFI.zip

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I've replaced my /EFI at USB-Stick with yours.
Thats the results: 

  • Booting -v show the output at booting-time
  • at the Moment the GUI is loaded, the Screen becomes light, and the Fan of the GT 220 stops (or runs slower)
  • You can't see anything at the screen, but only that it's light gray (even not the mousepointer). You can wait as long you wan't nothing else happend.

So I tried to put Nvidia to vesa-mode.

  • That starts the GUI in right way.
  • After this, I'd do like before: 
  1. Remove partition
  2. Create a new one.
  3. Start the installer.

But installation abort like before. Here the Video: 

 

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4 minutes ago, socam77 said:

I've replaced my /EFI at USB-Stick with yours.
Thats the results: 

  • Booting -v show the output at booting-time
  • at the Moment the GUI is loaded, the Screen becomes light, and the Fan of the GT 220 stops (or runs slower)
  • You can't see anything at the screen, but only that it's light gray (even not the mousepointer). You can wait as long you wan't nothing else happend.

So I tried to put Nvidia to vesa-mode.

  • That starts the GUI in right way.
  • After this, I'd do like before: 
  1. Remove partition
  2. Create a new one.
  3. Start the installer.

But installation abort like before. Here the Video: 

 

Do you have latest BIOS from Dell for the Optiplex 990

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Just now, socam77 said:

Yes, I have A24, that's the latest one for my optiplex 990 I've found

at clover boot screen type space bar then select disable Nvidia Drivers also verbose boot -v

nv_disable=1

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I did this, that was what I meant with put Nvidia to VESA-Mode. 
If I choose nv_disable=1, I'm able to run the installer, else I only see an lighted-screen without anything on it (even not the mouse-pointer)

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3 minutes ago, socam77 said:

I did this, that was what I meant with put Nvidia to VESA-Mode. 
If I choose nv_disable=1, I'm able to run the installer, else I only see an lighted-screen without anything on it (even not the mouse-pointer)

ok just try to inject Nvidia =false in config.plist

or at clover boot screen go to option /Graphics injector / Inject Nvidia 

deselect this option

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I would rather keep working, but unfortunately I have an appointment now.
@chris111: Thanks a lot for helping hands, I hope we will solve it together.

 

I will be back at 7 pm, then I will report.

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Ok, if I remove Inject Nvidia, the Installer GUI didn't appear. On loading the Installer, the system only reboot.
Should I fully remove the NVidia-Card for the install-process?

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1 hour ago, socam77 said:

Ok, if I remove Inject Nvidia, the Installer GUI didn't appear. On loading the Installer, the system only reboot.
Should I fully remove the NVidia-Card for the install-process?

Are you in the DVI port to the graphics card?

You can try to remove Video card but use the integrate DisplayPort to HDMI screen or DVI

 

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11 minutes ago, socam77 said:

I use the HDMI-Port of the graphics-card. 
The Optiplex 990 doesn't has an integrated hdmi-port as far as I can see.

 

I think yes

its a DiplayPort

 

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You can Buying a  Gigabyte GeForce GT 710 working OOB

 

See my signature

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I've searched the web and forums arround, and found, that GT 220 even should be supported very good.
The pitty is, I don't have a Display-Port Cable, only HDMI: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Definition_Multimedia_Interface
220px-HDMI_connector-male_2_sharp_PNr%C2
And this doesn't fit in there.


But do you think it's caused of the graphics-card... even if the errors are thrown notice for the apfs-filesystem at the harddrive?

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On 10/5/2018 at 4:48 AM, morpheousman said:

 

 

I ordered a Gigabyte Geforce 710 2GB for my 790 i-7 core.

 

A few days ago, I started testing with an Optiplex 9020 SFF, i-5 Core.  (about $160 US on eBay).

 

I have it running Mojave on the internal HD 4600 Graphics, no graphics card needed!  :thumbsup_anim:

 

Using AppleALC device ID 15, with MacPeets Dell T20 patch.

 

Everything is working except HDMI audio. 

I am having a heck of a time not getting stripes on my 9020, could I get your config.plist? as well as drivers list or something?

thanks!! In a PM or on here.. :)

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8 hours ago, chris1111 said:

I don't know about this graphics card ?

Its better to buy a GT 710 working from Sierra to Mojave OOB

And the build-in HD2000 didn't work at HighSierra, right?

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49 minutes ago, socam77 said:

And the build-in HD2000 didn't work at HighSierra, right?

Your CPU is i5-2500k this is Intel HD 3000 Graphics, I have the same CPU

its work under Sierra and High Sierra with the integrate GPU; that's why I told you testing boot to the IGPU

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9 hours ago, theandrewgordon said:

I am having a heck of a time not getting stripes on my 9020, could I get your config.plist? as well as drivers list or something?

thanks!! In a PM or on here.. :)

here is my efi folder/ config.plist... It still has a stock serial in there, so I am not too worried about it... Just trying to get my display to work for starts.

EFI.zip

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@chris1111

I don't have i5-2500k like you, mine is i5-2400k 3,1 Ghz, which has an HD2000

https://ark.intel.com/products/52207/Intel-Core-i5-2400-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_40-GHz

 

But anyway, I found a trick.
I've booted with your EFI, then the screen comes light. Wait...wait...wait, the screen comes darker and stay this way (nevertheless how long you wait).
So  I've unplugged and replugged the HDMI-Cable and I see the Installer now (Language-Selection). (BTW, in really nice high-resolution)

But bad news is, that there is still the "device is not convertible to APFS" error.
So what could I try next to try? 

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This is what you write 

My Hardware: 
Optiplex 990 i5-2500k

Bios A24

NVidia GT 220
Samsung EVO 850 SSD

 

 

For your last questions 

You have to formate the drive in Disk Utility 

 

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My fail, have checked the CPU again, its an i5-2400k. 

I've formatted the disk nearly 50 Times... to apfs or to hfs+. 
I've even tried to changed my ssd with an hdd, Same error, all the time.
Have no clue, what else I could do.
 

 

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What is your install méthode for the creation of USB ? Your Install macOS High Sierra is from Mac appstore?

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Download didn't work for full-download, but only the 22MB installer. So I start the installation and first Step of Installer is to download the stuff. 
Before starting the real installation-Process I quit the installer. 
Than I've created a Package on CLI described here:  https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372

Do you think the Install-ISO might me broken? Should I try to create an new ISO and try again?
BTW: Might my Hardware also work with Mojave

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      See here for instruction (thanks black.dragon74 and Jake Lo !!) Please add these 2 patches to ACPI\DSDT\Patches in your config.plist in order to avoid not responding applications after sleep: (added in "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip") HECI to IMEI 48454349 494d4549 EC0 to EC 4543305f 45435f5f Before updating to a new version of High Sierra please update kexts to new versions to avoid kernel panics Note: No need for "IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup.kext" so you should delete it. Not working:
      Original Wi-Fi: Qualcomm Atheros QCNFA344A unsupported, you need switch to BCM94352Z or just use a mini usb wifi dongle. NVIDIA GTX 950M: Optimus not supported. Card Reader: Unsupported For WiFi:
      You can choose an external USB wifi dongle (I used tp-link Archer T1U (5GHz support), Tp-link have official macOS drivers, you just need to install it (OR)Replace your M.2 Qualcomm Card with a compatible BCM94352Z card (you will have hand-off Bluetooth too), just install the kext I wrote above I'll attach my EFI folder for anyone who want to install High Sierra (acer_aspire_v5_591g_55tu_hs.zip).
      *REUPLOADED updated CLOVER folder, attached as "v5_591g_55tu_updated_CLOVER.zip" (uploaded to OSXLatitude forum, can't upload here).
       
      I'm using High Sierra in Dual-boot with Windows 8.1. To do this in a clean install or with Windows installed first try my little minimal guide:
       
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive):
      1. Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it's no matter what), 1 for Mac), 
      2. Install Mac, boot with your USB, *mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder, copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,
      3. Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install. 
      4. Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:
      bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi 5. You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive):
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (you can search for it).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
      1. Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.
      2. Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.
      3. Restore from image: select your full system restore image.
      4. When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.
      5. Do Step 2. from "*" from clean install dual-boot above. but KEEP "Microsoft" FOLDER IN IT!
      6. Do Step 4. from clean install dual-boot above.
      7. You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (I only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      Make sure you have partitions in GPT The best version for restore method is Windows 8.1. It's using 200 MB EFI. Windows 10 using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. You can use with Windows 10, just ignore the errors IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT installer IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found)
      It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem) You also could "mount" the EFI from windows, for that open cmd and type: diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition, to manage files download totalcmd or explorer++ (run as admin)) remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) Here is a video from dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive):
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Q8uPkwcWQ
      Here some pictures:




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