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[Success] Latitude E7470 Installation problems

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Hey, 

I'm very new to the topic of hackintosh and want to try it just for fun.

 

I have an old Dell Latitude E7470 and want to install Catalina. 

 

I followed the guide of Jake Lo and took his bootpack for the E7470. But it stucks at the very beginning after trying to start the macOS installation.

 

I tried a few things, but nothing did change anything. 

 

Thank you for your help,

David

 

ps: I knew there are some Problems with the brightness and the wireless cards, but first want to install Catalina and face these problems afterwards. 

 

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Thank you for your response, the Version of the Catalina Installer is 15.4.01,  I don't know witch version of MacOS it is. 

 

Thank you, I will try the EFI folder and the bootpack 

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That's the fresh version 10.15.4. See the recommendations posted in our News article of March 24th.

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Just tried upgrading my Broadwell system with Clover v5103 and encounter the same error starting [EB|....which is different from any KP error I had ever seen before

Replacing Clover files with v5107 resolved the issue

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All those [EB]... are not errors; it's something new that spawns from 10.15.4 when we boot in verbose mode, no matter the Clover version.

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Thank you, the EFI folder and bootpack worked and got me into the installation menu. 

 

After that I could install MacOS to the SSD and it finished the installation.

 

At the "final restart" it stuck at the end of loading, I attached the photos of it.

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are you still booting from the usb installer and then selecting the newly installed drive?

try adding this to boot arg by going to Option from the Clover gui's main menu

-igfxvesa

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Nice, that worked! Post installation worked well too.

Looking forward to replace the wireless card to have wifi and bluetooth and get the SD Card Reader working.

 

Just got a few graphical problems:

 

1. In Safari and Finder there are some some problems with multiple tabs, see photos 

2. I can not adjust the brightness of the internal screen.

Are there any "out of the box" fixes, that I can try ?

 

Thank you very much for your help. 

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So I assumed you have installed Clover and copy the Clover folder over from the USB installer?

The reason graphics issue is due to booting with -igfxvesa. Have you tried booting without that switch?

Make sure to build kextcache before rebooting.

 sudo kextcache -i /

 

SD Card reader is not supported yet, there's development of a kext but has long been idle.

Replace your wifi with a DW1560, DW1830 or DW1820a (with patches)

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