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    Dell Vostro 270s (Ivy Bridge) Mojave Project Stuck

    Thanks for the replies. I've got Mojave working with help from an old nVidia Quadro K600 card I found and took the full height bracket off. Seems quite zippy truth be told. Most things seem to be working, including both the DisplayPort and the DVI connector (2560 x 1440 on the main DisplayPort display too!) however, I can't seem to get the audio to work, nor the internal Wifi or Bluetooth, although I'm not sure it has Bluetooth to be honest. USB 3 works, I'm pretty sure I’m getting GPU acceleration. Ethernet is working. EFI Folder attached. I tried to fumble around with the ALC fix thing but I've got no idea what I'm doing with that and can't make heads or tails of any of the "guides" I've found online. They could just as well be writing in Chinese, I've got no idea what they're talking about or how it's supposed to be used to make it work. Again, the Linux HW probe reports that the Dell Vostro 207s' motherboard's onboard audio is called - Intel Corporation7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller. Here's a link to the Linux details of the driver they use for Mint Debian Linux - http://linux-hardware.org/index.php?id=pci:8086-1e20-1028-0576 If anyone can help me with some layman instructions for getting it to work I would be very grateful indeed! Thanks, MJJ EFI.zip
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    Dell Vostro 270s (Ivy Bridge) Mojave Project Stuck

    Hahahaha, keep seeing the apparently unacceptable U N I B E A S T word automatically change to unifail. Nice one...
  3. Hi all, I have a Dell Vostro 270s desktop. Hardware configuration can be found here - http://linux-hardware.org/?probe=9ed34a7310 In summary it's Intel Core i5-3470S CPU @ 2.90GHz Intel HD Graphics 2500 Dell Inc. Motherboard 0478VN A00 Dell Inc. BIOS A12 03/20/2018 7 Series/C210 Series Intel Chipset Onboard Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller Onboard Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter Intel B75 Express Chipset LPC Controller I’m using a WD 1TB SATA HDD There is a USB 3.0 controller in there with a USB 2.0 one as well that I’m using for the USB Stick. I'm using a 8GB USB stick that I've successfully used many times to install on various Hackintoshes I've built so I know it's ok. I've also tried every USB port on the computer. I tried a unifail install. This got me the flashing underscore. I've tried using the install guide and bootpack from here - https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/11148-wip-dell-vostro-200-st-with-c2d-e8600-geforce-gt730-gt1030-high-sierra-mojave/?tab=comments#comment-86695 This got me also to the flashing underscore. (This required legacy boot.) I tried following these instructions here https://hackintosh.gitbook.io/-r-hackintosh-vanilla-desktop-guide/config.plist-per-hardware/ivy-bridge copying the raw code for the config.plist, and it got the Apple logo, but nothing else. Tried verbose but it didn't give me any clue as to why it stopped. Something about the hardware sensor and then it just stopped progressing. I'm really sorry, but I don't know where to go from here with this one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The unit has no PCI cards, just trying to use the internal Intel graphics on the motherboard. (Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller) I've attached my EFI partition contents zipped. My Config.plist file has a unique SN that I've checked. For this configurations which gives me the flashing underscore, I used the guide for the Vostro 200 desktop above, copying (replacing) the KEXT/Other folder and the ACPI folders as per the instructions. ( I'm not sure if I was meant to merge or replace so I replaced thinking that the poster would have simply copied them rather than going to the trouble of pulling out individual files for a merge to work.) Thanks in advance and looking forward to any and all advice and comments. Regards, MJJ EFI Partition Contents.zip
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    Hi again all. Decided to try and experiment with Sierra instead of Mojave. I really need those external nVidia attached ports to work on this thing. Any advice? I found this - https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/327824-dell-latitude-e6430-full-solution/ but Slice's zip file of a working EFI for both Intel and nVidia has been removed after he changed over to High Sierra and Intel HD only so I'm trying to find something that's going to allow me to run the majority of older Mac OS software versions on a stable platform with external displays using the E6530 laptop they've given me. Thanks again! MJJ
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    How do I do that? Do I open the config.plist file in Clover Configuration tool and check a checkbox somewhere and save it then restart ?
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    Hey Jake, Thanks so much! That's exactly what was wrong with it. How did the BIOS settings change? Was it the act of me accidentally putting it to sleep that caused it? MJJ
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    Hi, Now having a strange problem where a perfectly working system somehow ends up trying to sleep, and then refuses to boot again, with the boot-up progress bar getting to about 80% and then stopping. I've forced power off and restarted in verbose mode and took a photo of the bit where it gets stuck. Any suggestions on how I can fix this without having to wipe it all and start again? Thanks, MJJ
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    Bugger. I suppose there's no way to trick Mojave into believing that it's a supported GPU?
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    Mr Herveé, I've been trying to find out as much as I can about this, and have successfully installed Mojave onto this computer. It's working perfectly, but there is no video output from the HDMI or DVI/DP ports on the docking station. Desperate for a miracle solution, I came across these posts that talk about the HD4000 on the Dell E6xxx platform having multiple output options that are assignable by editing a kext file called AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext These are the posts I'm referring to - https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/2945-guide-for-enabling-vga-dvi-dp-and-hdmi-in-intel-hd4000-gpu/ https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/9623-e6430s-2-external-monitors-output-with-pr03x/ Now, I used this guide to install Clover onto the Mojave installation USB stick - https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/8506-dell-latitude-inspiron-precision-vostro-xps-clover-guide/?tab=comments#comment-87342 Inserting the ACPI and Kext folders (replacing the existing ones) from Jake Lo's post here - https://osxlatitude.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=20830 I edited the config.plist file to create a unique and non-recognised serial number. I ran all the post-install instructions and all seems to be AOK. It's auto-booting into the OS from restart, it's turning off the display, BlueTooth is working, and I have a USB RealTek Wifi dongle that's also working fine. What I'd like to have confirmed is my suspicions that the posts referring to the modification of the AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext do not apply to this laptop with Mojave. Is this true or do I have a chance here to get that HDMI port being driven as a second display from the Intel HD4000 GPU, or does that HDMI port only work with the nVidia GPU? Thanks in advance. MJJ
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    Thanks, Hervé. I'm sorry I didn't find any posts that said that in my searches and wasn't quite sure how much of the stuff from the Sierra and High Sierra builds were applicable to Mojave, but I do know now. I'll see if I can swap this laptop for one with a Kepler based nVidia card instead. You've saved me hours of aimless hunting with that one post, so I really appreciate your help.
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    I should also perhaps mention that the HDMI port is pretty important to me. I need to run two displays if I can. I have the dock with the dual DVI ports and was thinking of using that to get my dual displays if possible, otherwise, I could get away with using the laptop screen and the HDMI port. I'm guessing that this means I have to try and get the nVidia thing working. I've read that it drains the battery and stops sleep. Neither of these things worry me in the slightest. This laptop is always going to be plugged in to AC power and I don't need it to sleep.
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    This is the EFI folder that gets me to the OS X Install page, but with no graphics output to the screen or any of the video outputs on the laptop. EFI Gets to OSX Install Black Screen.zip
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    Mojave on Dell Latitude E6530 - need help with bootpack, etc

    Video of the boot log can be downloaded from here - (100MB) - https://app.box.com/s/jnlu5u91jm3jzvh8tme9zz0l5tcftai9
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    Bootpack mojave E6230

    Done. https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/11344-mojave-on-dell-latitude-e6530-need-help-with-bootpack-etc/
  15. Hi there, Used Jake Lo's guide from here - https://osxlatitude.com/forums/topic/8506-dell-latitude-inspiron-precision-vostro-xps-clover-guide/?tab=comments#comment-87342 to create my bootloader, but can't seem to wade through the volumes of information out there to find my way to a bootloader, config.plist or list of kexts to get this thing to go. I stumbled across someone asking for a bootloader for a E6230 and Jake referred him to one that he did for someone else back in October 2018, and I tried that and got a lot further than ever before, but unfortunately after a few pages of console post logs on the screen, the screen goes black. I tried connecting a HDMI screen to the port but there was nothing there. Also tried connecting a display to the SVGA port and again, nothing. Although, pressing the keys at random caused the automatic accessibility assistant to start talking me through what was on the screen, so I'm thinking that it booted far enough to get to the OS X install page, but just couldn't drive my Intel or nVidia display cards or display. I tried changing the graphics injection setting from the Intel to the nVidia and get the same result, including the Accessibility Assistant talking to me, so I know it's getting as far as the OS X install window, but the screen is still black. Hardware configuration can be viewed here - http://linux-hardware.org/?probe=906439ca69 I have recorded video of the screen so that you can see if there are any logs that might help that pop up while it's doing its thing. I'll post a link to that when it's finished transcoding. Thanks in advance for all and any help, suggestions, comments, anything! Regards, MrJJ
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