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[GUIDE] Clover UEFI and Legacy in Lenovo G480


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This tutorial is for installing Clover UEFI in Lenovo G480.

1 - To install the operating system in UEFI mode, your BIOS needs to have the UEFI Boot option and it needs to be activated.



2 - Note that UEFI/EFI when this option is active, appears before the name of the drive.



Format a USB drive as FAT32 and install Clover in it.


You need to have at least this in drivers / EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI folder.



After you have installed, create the EFI/BOOT folder on the flash drive and copy the file to EFI/CLOVER/CLOVERX64.efi EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi


Start the system by USB drive to test the UEFI boot.


If everything went right, and with everything working, it's time to install the Clover EFI.


For that EFI has to be formatted in FAT32.

The "x" is the number of your EFI partition.


To format the EFI partition as FAT32:

diskutil list
sudo newfs_msdos -v EFI -F 32 /dev/diskXs1

Now mount the EFI:

mkdir /Volumes/EFI
sudo mount_msdos /dev/diskXs1 /Volumes/EFI

Create a folder EFI on the EFI partition.


Copy the EFI/Clover pen drive to folder EFI partition.


Reboot with the flash drive inserted. In Clover menu, go to Clover Boot Options and select Add as UEFI boot option. Now you will be able to boot Clover from EFI partition without the pen drive, in UEFI mode.


[This option will only appear if the UEFI mode is activated]

From now you can not start without the pen drive at Clover EFI partition in UEFI mode.


An afterthought, when all set, delete the folders of other drivers drivers32UEFI, drivers32 and drivers64.


What Works

USB 3.0/2.0

HDMI video and audio.



What Doesn't Work



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Clover Legacy


This second tutorial is for those who want to use without changing the Clover EFI partition.




An OSX testing, create a partition with another OSX, I recommend not using the main, because if it goes wrong you have to go back to.

Clover - Download the current version.

Lots of patience ....


Before installing recommend making a Penboot with Clover, try to boot with the image of OSX because you can use it later on, and try to climb the main OS X that you use in the machine, to see if it loads the system correctly, and what adjustments need to do next.


Create your Penboot (Legacy) with these settings.


Installing Clover Legacy

If you want to do as I did follow what I scored on the screen below.

* The theme is your choice.

* For some BIOS  the pen must be partitioned in MBR



Set the Config-plist. Put these basic settings.



Place the basic kexts to boot CLOVER/kexts/10x (from 10.6 to 10.9 is, is your choice, depending on the OS X that will configure/use).

Use the kexts:

To power management.



Only for notebooks or if you use PS/2 keyboard and mouse





To avoid problems when using Penboot not place the DSDT (neither pure or patched).

Let Clover use the original BIOS, hence apply the patches that are required for your machine.


Configure your SMBIOS in Clover you only put in the information, it does not take an SMBIOS file.

Ok if the system up, and everything went well, then it's time to install Clover in HD.


* Previously, if you used the Chameleon, delete the file (boot) and Extra folder, delete the main OSX.

* I recommend Chameleon save files if you install the Clover and disliked or had any problem and want to go back. 

Install Clover in HD as the picture below:



If you used DSDT, place the same in CLOVER/ACPI/patched. 

Clover automatically generates the states then in your config-plist select P and C States. 



But if you want to use your SSDT place on CLOVER/ACPI/patched and clear the P and C states.


To avoid problems let clean config.plist, select only what you are sure you will use.

* Do not place the patches in config.plist that are already present in the DSDT, it generates conflict in the boot.


Now some things will be equal to what you did in Penboot as:




Except in the kext (kexts) folder, put in S / L / E as always the kexts that are necessary for your OS X.


The End Result

Notebook fast, stable, excellent for basic work. Games average, and advanced. 


Thanks and credits

Credits for extraordinary aid Pernacabeluda Artur-pt and the Mirone Olarila forum, and Slice and Apianti the ProjectOSX forum.

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