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Dell Precision M6800 Installation [noob]

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I haven't been apart of the Hackintosh community for a while, but I want to give it a try on my laptop. Here are the specs and my situation. I want to use the laptop's internal display and the discrete NVIDIA graphics. I haven't even had a chance to install the MacOS... I know such a noob!

 

Dell Precision M6800 17"

RAM 8GB

Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz - Haswell

RealTek

DW1550 Bluetooth 4.0 LE

SK hynix SH920 256GB SSD

PNY CS1311 240GV SSD

Intel HD Graphics 4600 - Haswell

NVIDIA Quadro K3100M

Dell Wireless 1550 802.11ac

 

Bios version A23

SMBIOS 2.7

BIOS set to Legacy

SATA set to ACHI

Secure Boot OFF

Virtualization OFF

TM Security OFF

Graphics Switching OFF - Set to discrete only

 

 

I can get to the Clover EFI boot screen.

I choose Install Mac OS High Sierra

CRASH

 

I add flag -v

CRASH - scrambles display

 

I add nv_disabled=1

CRASH - scrambles display

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Post the Clover folder

 

boot with verbose + debug 0x100 mode so you could see where it crashed without restarting

post screenshot

 

Oh, you should use UEFI if able to

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I want to follow your install guide, but the problem is 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 are no longer downloadable in the Mac App Store. However, I was able to download the latest 10.13 High Sierra. It would only download a container file that did not represent the entire installation. I resolved this by downloading 'macOS High Sierra Patcher'. It allows you to receive the actual full installer from Apple directly. So now as I follow the USB guide there are many discrepancies as I try to follow along because the 10.13 installation file directories are vastly different from previous builds. I think we can build a new installation guide together! PS the ShowHiddenFiles app is definitely needed.

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Well now that I am all set up, everything works fine first boot then after I want to confirm everything works and now the USB mouse fails... I can’t win lol.

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I am just adding helpful KEXT / My Clover folder for High Sierra 10.13.4 here for the Dell Precision M6800 with the NVIDIA K3100M 4GB Graphics Card with the fix for blank/black screen included. CLICK THIS --> Dell M6800 Kext

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