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I know that this is an old subject but it's where I am currently at.

 

Maybe I'm an idiot but I've had no problems installing Mavericks to El Cap on this D630 but not Sierra. I've read almost anything that I can find but obviously I'm missing something. My problem seems to be when I install Enoch it creates an Extra folder which I didn't notice with other installs. So now do I replace, merge, or keep the Extra folder with with the Bootpack Extra. Different results but none want to properly boot. Thanks

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Assuming your system has core2duo and Nvidia graphics, check out Hervé guide here. Replace the Extra folder with his attached at the end of the guide.

 

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Ok thanks I will replace. I used the one at the beginning. It's been a few weeks since I tried and if I remember correctly there wasn't a startup menu giving me a choice and which if any flags to enter. I will give it another go... Thanks Again

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You have and thank you very much. As I said I don't know what I'm doing this time that is different. I actually remade the El Cap usb to see what I did wrong and it came out fine. The only difference that I noticed was the Enoch version creates an Extra folder on the usb unlike the previous version. At least that's what happened to me. I have reread your guide over and over thinking I missed something for Sierra different than the others.

 

I have to change the board because of graphics failure. I've baked it once and heat gunned it once. Both times it failed again though the board temp remained quite low. Found a seller on eBay with brand new boards for sale. So I'll get to it within the next couple days. I'm currently using my backup, a Presario V3000 with Mavericks and Mac Mini GMA950 drivers.

 

Basically creating the usb has been the problem. It panics or I don't get a menu. Will keep at it.

 

Again, thanks very much for all your work for us who aren't up to the task.

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58 minutes ago, Bronxteck said:

maybe you need a prelinkedkernel or need to generate one for sierra?

 

Yeah that's something different for this install isn't it? This is probably it. I better read the guide again thoroughly. Thanks

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Enoch, like Chameleon, does indeed create an /Extra folder on the destination disk if it does not exist. If it already does, it may just update it if required. Nothing new and nothing different here.

 

But it does not matter since you'll then overwrite this /Extra folder with the bootpack I posted.

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Hello again, well after much troubleshooting I have discovered that there seems to be a problem with d630 10.12 bootpack Extra folder. I was able to install fresh using the upgrade route after updating Enoch on El Cap. 

 

Problem was that after accomplishing this it was right back to no startup menu to use boot flags and since I can’t use flags no startup. So I got the idea to try the El Cap Extra since I was able to boot up Sierra startup with El Cap install usb. 

 

With the El Cap Extra folder on Sierra usb I get the startup menu. To be sure I then replaced it with the Sierra boot pack extra folder and no go. 

 

Weird huh?

 

Edit: Needless to say, it will not let me install Sierra because smbios says it’s MBP 5,1 but when I use the one from 10.12 Extra making it 7,1 it hangs.

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