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new High Sierra installation on an old PC

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Hi there, I'm trying to install High Sierra 10.13.6 18G66 on this hardware

 

Motherboard: Packard Bell imedia S3810 (Avvio BIOS only - no UEFI support)
CPU: Intel Core i3 540 2C/4T @ 3.1GHz
RAM: 4x2GB 1333MHz
SSD: Samsung 840 250GB
GPU: Nvidia GT710 1GB
Audio: ALC 662 (layout 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17)
Ethernet: RTL8111

 

EFI:

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Uxf3wTCd9PKMQgES3NIvjS5_0DH4AA_n/view?usp=sharing

 

But I'm stuck here 

 

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I can attach ACPI dump from Debian 10 (you can find them either in the origin folder or the attached .zip

 

The BIOS settings are very restrictive, I could only disable fast boot according to the recommended bios options i can find on this forum... Here are the screenshots:

 

https://postimg.cc/hXb0Mw71

https://postimg.cc/xNMm8Jv3

https://postimg.cc/tsy315mZ

https://postimg.cc/DmvmbN2K

https://postimg.cc/061y5WtF

https://postimg.cc/SXLNn63s

https://postimg.cc/vDt9J9mG

https://postimg.cc/D4nvQSVg

 

 

 

 

EFI_i3_540.zip

ACPI_dump_linux.zip

Edited by 1Ale1

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Only a couple of things to revisit:

1) You probably need to use the SMBIOS of an iMac model fitted with an nVidia GPU; it's not the case of iMac11,x models (nor of iMac12,x models). Opt either for iMac10,1 (C2D) or iMac13,2 (Ivy Bridge), knowing that only the latter will allow you to install Mojave.

2) NullCPUPowerManagement kext is not required, especially as you have properly configured Clover to generate P States + C States; get rid of it.

 

Give the following Clover config a try once you've removed NullCPUPM kext.

config.plist.zip

 

You also need to ensure that your GT710 is a Kepler (GK208) model, not a Fermi (GF119) one because support for the latter stops at El Capitan. Also note that VGA output is highly unlikely to be supported OOB and would most probably require you to inject a specific NVCAP value through Clover. There are several threads on the forum about this, including very recent ones, so don't hesitate to use the forum Search facility as/if required.

Edited by Hervé

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Thanks a lot Hervé, I will perform the necessary tests and let you know whether if that pc is going to be able to handle mojave as well. I know for sure that the GT710 is Kepler and supports Mojave (I have another PC with 10.14.6 18G103 installed with that GPU and it works fine as a natively supported AMD graphics card, so I'm sure about that)

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Ok, I swapped the config.plist with yours (iMac 13,2 if I'm not wrong) but I have the same kext stall[0] as you can read from here.

I deleted nullcpuPM.kext too

What could cause that problem? Is there any way to overcome that acpi error? 

 

Thanks

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