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  1. To get back to E6520 installation issues on High Sierra, I had the setup working and backed up the working clover config at that time (attached, I believe this is the combined folders of the base clover+ E6520_Optimus_A19.zip from the Guide. I am on A20 and HS which are the differences though previously worked) though I'm lost with this again. UEFI was used to install the Hackintosh though used Legacy boot to get into HS. I got assistance with Hackintoshing a different notebook using Mojave (Gigabyte Sabre 17 with HD 630) that does not support dedicated GPUs, only discrete GPU whereas this Latitude only worked with the dedicated Nvidia GPU (though by boot flags included 'nv_disable=1'). *** With Optimus enabled, What should the boot flags contain? What drivers are essential? *** If possible, what changes are needed to use Mojave? Currently I'm trying to reinstall HS and get the error on the installer window "OSInstall.pkg appears to be missing or damaged" Installer is using UEFI boot. Only with Optimus enabled am I able to reach the installer windows that shows the error above, Tried boot flags with and without "nv_disable=1" and both get the windows above EMUVariable is not present in driverUEFI64 and drivers64. My Google-foo hasn't got me any further with other troubleshooting, any assistance is appreciated. CLOVER.zip
  2. Holy .... Just switched that config.plist file and I was able to boot into HS. I used UEFI boot to install the disk though there was no boot option when going back to the Clover when booting using UEFI. Using Legacy boot it it boots directly into HS. Thanks so much for looking into it. Trying to put together necessary kexts to run normally and will try to boot with a non-distro.
  3. So I'm STILL struggling to hackintosh my E6520 in this OP. I've re-downloaded HS as the last suggestion for me and that also didn't help resolve my issues. Also lost the last EFI folder setup that got my into the installer and completed an installation and haven't been able to replicate it. Haven't got anywhere using clover for either legacy or UEFI boot. On the E6520 I went back to a distro and I'm able to boot to the installer though when installing to a HDD, I get an 'assertion failed' error at almost 90% of the installation then the pc reboots. I've cleaned up my folders in EFI as well as the kexts, also verified that I've got the latest HFSplus.efi files. When I get back to clover using the same flash drive, I only see the installer and disk utility shows that HDD has approximately 9GB used space out of 1TB. I've attached the current efi\clover folder now used on the Latitude E6520 and would appreciate it if someone could take a look at it (E6520, i7-2620M Sandy Bridge, Intel HD 3000, NVidia NVS 4200M). I'm sure there will still be a lot of things wrong with it and with the config.plist as well. Still can't wrap my mind around all the different configurations required for the Hackintosh. Running HS in a VM is still not very performance efficient. CLOVER.zip
  4. I'm trying to download the package again, that's 10.13.4 from the app store. When I launch the installer and need to select the drive, all drives are greyed out (flash drive, current VM hard disk, other HDD) as I hover over any I get the message 'You may not install to this volume because the computer is missing a firmware partition'. WTF This is a Sierra VM that installed the macOS installer version 13.3.01 just fine. ... Attempted a High Sierra VM and that allowed the installer to start fine.
  5. So this time around using the terminal to install HS for HFS+ executed without any error though I still get 'OSInstall.mpkg not found' as the result. Been trying a bunch of other methods and started from scratch again though no luck. Changed SMBIOS again to a MBP 10,1,reset BIOS time which was 2 minutes ahead Going to try a different HDD for the sake of it and check if downgrading BIOS to A19 is possible. Since we've ruled out the EFI folder, I'm not sure what could be the issue hardware-wise.
  6. Yep, I get the same output. I recall attempting the HFS+ route though when running the command in terminal on step 4 from the guide I was getting an error, I can’t recall the error though
  7. Looks like the path defaults to the one you mentioned above. I only ever have the installer flash and blank mac formatted drive connected when installing. Another thread mentioned in addition to removing the emuvariable, one should make sure to check the smbios version is a device that’s supported for High Sierra, so I set it to a mac mini 5,2 since it has the same processor as my laptop I.e. i7-2620M though it still didn’t work @Jake, if you have access to an E6520 would it be possible for you to test the EFI folder I attached in one of my posts? To rule out the EFI config and determine if it’s something with my laptop/drive etc Or what would you suggest is a more viable macOS version to attempt a hackintosh?
  8. Unfortunately the above EFI config still hasn’t worked Logs attached from startup disk & image of the files on the disk, named 'hackOS': Mar 29 23:24:59 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[545]: Installer Info install requested but we're not dmg booted Mar 29 23:24:59 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[545]: mountDiskImageWithURLString: /Volumes/hackOS/macOS Install Data/InstallESDDmg.pkg Mar 29 23:24:59 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[545]: Couldn't mount disk image! (error code 2) Mar 29 23:24:59 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[545]: Couldn't mount the payload dmg (/Volumes/hackOS/macOS Install Data/InstallESDDmg.pkg): Error Domain=NSOSStatusErrorDomain Code=2 "kCFHostErrorUnknown / kCFStreamErrorSOCKS4SubDomainResponse / kCFStreamErrorSOCKS5BadState / kCFStreamErrorDomainMacOSStatus / siInitVBLQsErr / dsAddressErr / scCommErr / ENOENT: Query the kCFGetAddrInfoFailureKey to get the value returned from getaddrinfo; lookup in netdb.h / Error code is the status code returned by the server / / OSStatus type from Carbon APIs; interpret using <MacTypes.h> / VBLqueues for all slots could not be initialized. / address error / communications error, operation timeout / No such file or directory" Mar 29 23:24:59 MacBook-Pro OSInstaller[545]: Failed to open installer document ​ For this recent attempt I generated the installer flash drive fresh, from the very first step of the guide for UEFI boot. Should the file 'InstallESDDmg.pkg' be in the EFI / drivers64 folders? Installer Log 29-Mar-2018.txt
  9. No reason that it shouldn't be kept I just haven't seen any results with it and Jake Lo reported he successfully hackintoshed an E6520 using UEFI. I've attached my current EFI folder, I've only now noticed that in drivers64 & drivers64UEFI I've had the file 'apfs-64.efi' though no 'apps.efi' and not sure if that could've been the issue as Bronxteck has mentioned. Current EFI folder following the guide here: Generic EFI - from guide + Bootpack + Removed EmuVariableUefi-64.efi from /EFI/Clover/drivers64UEFI (used clover configurator to disable it) + added apfs.efi - from https://github.com/darkhandz/XPS15-9550-Sierra/blob/master/CLOVER-Install/drivers64UEFI/apfs.efi EFI.zip
  10. I’ve got two drives in my laptop, replaced the disk drive with my HDD and got an SSD in the primary spot. I’m going to dedicate a drive to the Hackintosh and not dual boot. I got UEFI boot working, every time trying to add a boot option BIOS would hang, I kept restarting and trying again, on the 7th attempt I was able to browse the EFI folder and select efi/boot/bootx64.efi and boot into clover. Result, same issue of OSInstall.mpkg missing. I’ll remove the variable now and test (I removed it on a previous attempt though was still using Legacy boot) As well as update the apfs.efi file
  11. After using the installer, and allowing it multiple reboots, I return to the exact same screen where I'm required to install macOS to a disk, I've done that 3 times and the resulting disk has 500MB used space, so that isn't the correct approach in my case with Legacy boot. @Bronxteck It may be that I need an updated APFS.efi as some users report that the latest version does not show the verbose logging when booting up. Currently booting into the installer takes 3-5 minutes of verbose logging until I get to the Apple logo with progress bar _________ Apologies the 'Install macOS High Sierra' app downloaded from the App Store is 5.21GB not the installer size, I'm using a 64GB flash drive. I'm going to find a way to get UEFI boot working again on BIOS A20 (or go back to A07/A08 if possible).
  12. So essentially 'Step 1' needs to be repeated a number of times before I can boot from the 'final disk'. I'll attempt that.
  13. The latest BIOS variation for my E6520 is A20, which is installed. I had UEFI boot working on A07, I've since upgraded to A08 then A20. If you could clarify for me, the installer we create is approximately 5GB right, when installing macOS to the disk you want to boot from, that disk should be more than 5GB is size when the installer unpacks, correct? My installer takes about a minute after selecting the disk to 'install' then automatically reboots and when I come around to Clover Boot menu again, the new disk is available for me to boot from. When booting from it, Disk Utility shows that used space on the disk is approx 800*MB*, am I missing something? After creating this *new disk, do I need go back to the mac where I created the *installer disk add the boot-pack with kexts, APFS.efi and all to the *new disk EFI folder (if it has one)?
  14. I already owe you more than a coffee Jake, though I can't seem to get it to work. Still haven't been able to get the laptop to recognize the UEFI installer on boot. (UEFI boot is set on BIOS) Also, when manually adding a boot option for UEFI, the BIOS hangs when viewing the items on the 'directory' and I have to force shutdown the PC. All the following approaches did not give any different result from "/System/Installation/Packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing' when booting up from the 'final disk'. Though when I get that message on the 'final disk' then open Disk Utility, it shows that the disk/partition size is only ~800mb. When using the disk 'install .. High Sierra' the installation to the disk takes less than a minute. So recently, with legacy boot, created the installer flash drive the Vanilla way Installed Clover then -added the boot-pack suggested above to the existing EFI folder - X -ripped that EFI folder, used the generic EFI folder in the guide here and added the boot-pack - X Once booted from 'install .. High Sierra' in Disk Utility I formatted the disk in - APFS - MacOS Extended assuming it may have been a formatting issue with the disk. Other forums suggest that the file is under a 'tmp' directory, on terminal even with enabling 'AppleShowAllFiles' I'm unable to locate the mpkg file Any assistance is appreciated.
  15. Well, Thank you all! I got it to boot to the install screen, formatted the drive to GPT/GUID & the partition to GPT/*AFS* I also tried GPT/HFS. (Now there's two additional options available in Clover boot menu, 'PreBoot' & the named partition I created) Though when I boot from either boot options from above, where High Sierra is 'installed on' I get the error: "macOS could not be installed on your computer. The path /System/Installation/packages/OSInstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged." Anyone know how to solve this? ^^ I found this with no final solution: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/forums/topic/329228-the-path-systeminstallationpackagesosinstallmpkg-appears-to-be-missing-or-damaged-on-updating-mac-os/
  16. @Bronxtech I haven't though I will surely check them out. Yes, on the distro build with legacy boot, when 'still waiting for root device' comes up changing the port does get it started after a couple minutes though it used to get stuck at some other point. Creating a fresh installer I get stuck at some other point in Legacy/Uefi when the ports cut power. @Jake Lo Thanks a million, I'm creating a new USB now to test. All these previous issues occurred on BIOS A07, I since updated to A08 then A20 with no different results. Is Optimus enabled in Clover when configuring the UEFI boot? I haven't come across these configurations, are they BIOS / Clover or other settings? (BTW when using Clover I don't get the 'Customize installation' option) 'XD CPU support' 'Full QE/CI with HD 3000' Could you please elaborate? Thank you all for your time
  17. Hey Bronx So I was able to get a proper bootable disk eventually though still get stuck before getting into OS X. While logging in verbose mode the prohibited sign comes about, it seems the USB ports still lose power since the light on my flash drive turns off and haven't found a solution to it. Followed guides to use Legacy/UEFI, the different file system types AFS/HFS and it hasn't had a different outcome either way. Is it appropriate to request an actual EFI folder for the platform in the forum? Dell E6520 i7-2620M I got this far a few weeks back and just got discouraged with the amount of time that was wasted up to that point, I would still like to get it working since I'm well into the Apple ecosystem just without a Mac and not necessarily going to go out of my way to get one.
  18. Eventually went with distros I could find online, the Hackintosh Zone one was the only one that even got me to Clover boot screen and with an attempt to actually install OSX. Others either didn't even get to a working Clover bootloader or had an unusable OSX installer partition. Still not solved.
  19. Thanks for the swift advice Bronx. I did try creating a bootable usb from within VMs. I tried both a High Sierra VM (latest I could find) & Sierra beta. Apparently if you're not on the latest version, it will first update your current version before you're able to download the OS dmg. It downloads, attempts updates, does its restarts but ends up back at where it was before attempting the upgrade. I downloaded the dmg from elsewhere online, used a shared folder to put it on the VM, though either Clover couldn't be installed or I'd get the error saying the OS X installer was not available/up to date which took me back to the paragraph above. (No issues with formatting the flash drive etc) Tried whatever suggestions there are online to bypass the installer issue which didn't work, i.e. changing time/date, editing the receipt file in the package details of the installer. Placed the dmg in the 'applications' folder and ran a command to install it to the flash drive, didn't work. With UEFI and verbose enabled, the last few lines show errors to the effect of 'Apple usb xxx no input received' 'voodoo driver ...' tried applying relevant kexts and config.plist options relative to fixing the usb ports being turned off during boot and attempting to use either HD3000 or NVidia graphics. To. No. Avail. SATA mode is set to AHCI and all the other BIOS settings every Hackintosh video mentions. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated. Got a brand new, large SSD and would prefer to Hackintosh sooner rather than later.
  20. A first-time Hackintosher needing some assistance. Could anyone assist with the necessary kexts and config.plist required to get to boot? Two weeks in and I'll take anything I can get right now even if it's for Sierra, HFS or APFS. LAPTOP specs: Dell Latitude E6520 - i7-2620M - 8GB RAM - HD3000 - NVS 4200 - Crucial 525GB SSD - WD 250GB HDD Finally got a bootable High Sierra image from Hackintosh Zone and able to boot into clover, though get stuck during boot using either legacy or UEFI. Using Legacy I get the 'Still waiting for root device error' - Applied the USBBusFix flag, aptiofix to no avail with UEFI I get the prohibited sign (Verbose mode does reveal some other error) FakeSMC is added. I've tried the Sandy-Bridge config.plist as well as generic ones for legacy & UEFI to no avail I've attached my current EFI folder, EFI_CLOVER.zip
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