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  1. Hello, I am wondering if somebody could help me, I am new to the whole "Hackintosh" system having been a windows fan boy since the day I remember. I have worked In IT the last 9 years but had very limited interaction with OSX and Hackintosh (Managing to Hackintosh a Fuji laptop back in 2011 but not sure how I managed). I am running a Dell E6420. Intel I5 - 2520M 10GB ram 250GB Samsung SSD Nvidia 4200M Alps touchpad Intel Wifi ( I am aware I will need to change this) Intel Ethernet 82579 Unsure on Sound device (But it was working I believe with Voodoo) I have tried to download a pre made distro that I got to boot up, and install on to my laptop. I found a similar Dell post online (Maybe for a E8420?) and downloaded their EFI files, I then just copied this to my usb stick and deleted the existing EFI folder. This got me to the set up my account screen when i realised my touchpad didn't work (Would scroll and click but not move) and then using a USB one I then realised that my keyboard (that was working on the install screen now doesn't work). I then reinstalled it but this time choosing customise and selecting some options for installed KEXTS and this then got my laptop to boot and get to the create account screen but this time I didnt have any network connection. Third time lucky.... Well I then installed again but selected the above and network adaptors (I tried the Nvidia options too but this didn't work) and then I was able to create an account, browse the internet and start playing about seeing what I could get to work. I then downloaded some Clover tool and I was trying to download some KEXTs for the touchpad and I was using a KEXT installer.. This then was my downfall after this I then (as I had flashbacks to years ago) when I realised I had then broken it... Eventually tried to reinstall but this time I was getting errors on install, I recreated the boot usb and still got errors, I then tried multiple boots and then I would just get a hang screen after loading "voodoobootps2?" or just kernel panic. When I was trying all this I had my laptop set to UEFI (I believe this was incorrect), and I could only boot my laptop when I had the USB still installed, I would boot and then select "run OSX" this would boot fine, but I could never get it to work fine. I then on multiple times tried to boot using non UEFI and Legacy but I would always get KP and never work, Only booting with UEFI was my best chance. BIOS Settings had been coppied from dare I say.. a youtube video.. So they could be incorrect. I don't have access to a MAC, I do have a copy ready of HighSierra clean and my "tainted" pre edited version. I was installed the imaging to USB using Transmac. I was using CLOVER.
  2. I upgraded my E6420 hackintosh to High Sierra and I immediately noticed that I'm no longer able to boot from the secondary drive bay. I usually have my Windows drive attached to the primary SATA port and have one of the drive adapters that lets me install a second hard drive in leu of the optical drive. I had my macOS installed there so I can dual boot between the two. With High Sierra that no longer works. When I try to boot macOS from the secondary port it KP's and is garbled so I can't read what it says. When the drives are switched around macOS boots and recognizes another drive is there but complains that it's having trouble reading it. I can boot Windows from the secondary port just fine so it's not a sudden hardware failure. It sounds like I might need to modify my DSDT but I wouldn't have the slightest clue what I need to do. I know High Sierra is still really new but any ideas?
  3. Hello, i'm kinda newbie to the hackintosh world, and today I was wondering if I can turn my dell latitude E6420 into hackintosh, so after viewing some instructional videos on how to install the hackintosh, after installing it and everything was alright I tried to use the Wifi and the integrated mouse "touch pad" so they didn't work and I actually don't know what is the reason for that, but I saw this forum seeking for help! Thanks for your time and sorry for my bad English..
  4. Guys, I would like a help for reinstall my Hackintosh, I had it working wihtout the NVIDIA NVS 4200M, but after a several attempts to solve the nvidia problem, now it wont boot anymore. I use to work with the UEFI Clover boot, I have now the lastest version, and the result is black screen after select the HDD. I would like your help for start from the scratch, I have the Sierra retail boot and the lastest clover. The BIOS version is the A23, i7-2640m, Intel HD 3000 and NVS 4200M as mentioned, Boot as UEFI, Sata as AHCI, Optmus enable (for work the Intel HD 3000), 120GB SSD drive, 8GB memory. I apreciate your help. Thanks
  5. E6420, A23 BIOS, NVS 4200M 512, 128 GB SSD with Vanilla macOS Sierra Retail throws a strange show of checkers once it boots to login screen; Boots fine through -> Clover v2.3k_r3763 -> though it does takes some time to initd6, then ++++++++++++++, -> continues alright till end to load NVDAStartup (Stock or WebDriver-367. with NVHAL100 -> Shows apple logo with progress bar and then instead of login screen this happens; <key>Graphics</key> <dict> <key>Inject</key> <dict> <key>ATI</key> <false/> <key>Intel</key> <false/> <key>NVidia</key> <true/> </dict> <key>NvidiaSingle</key> <false/> </dict> and <key>SystemParameters</key> <dict> <key>InjectKexts</key> <string>Detect</string> <key>InjectSystemID</key> <true/> <key>NvidiaWeb</key> <true/> </dict> Any ideas???? Appreciate you all.....
  6. i have Dell Latitude E6420 - you can see my hardware in the photos (sorry for the bad english) I tried to install Mac OS Sierra and i got this .. in the BIOS i changed to ACHI. if you will help i will appreciate it Please Helppppp
  7. For what ever reason the brightness control in the System Preferences no longer works. I think it may be related to these two previous issues that I posted about in the past https://osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/9131-solved-e6420-monitor-sleep-turn-off-on-boot-fresh-install-of-el-capitan/ https://osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/9504-solved-black-screen-on-e6420-sierra-upgrade/ I am using the following DSDT because the one in Jake Lo's Sierra bootpack was not working despite me having updated to the same bios version that the bootpack is meant for, as discussed in the above threads. https://osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/9131-solved-e6420-monitor-sleep-turn-off-on-boot-fresh-install-of-el-capitan/?p=61321 But that DSDT was patched back when I was on El Capitan, do I need a new freshly patched DSDT for Sierra? Also why does the LoRes DSDT in the Sierra bootpack not work for me? This has been an issue for me since El Captain, is there something different about my E6420's monitor? It uses the Intel HD 3000 with the max resolution of 1366x768.
  8. I followed this guide step by step, this my clover setup and got stuck on the bios menu, the UEFI doesn't show a boot list to choose the USB drive. Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/OkdN9Ri.jpg The boot sequence is set to UEFI. But F12 won't show any option to boot via USB, so I added these options on the UEFI Boot sequence: \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI And \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi Both return a black screen. What am I doing wrong?
  9. hello. i decided to upgrade my system and I used Jake Lo's guide: https://osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/8506-dell-latitude-inspiron-precision-el-capitan-clover-guide/&do=findComment&comment=54632 allmost everything works fine when using USB for boot, but when I try to boot from disk, i loose USB-ports. So what is wrong? this is first time using Clover so it's quite confusing how to set up the machine, installer and where to install and copy things. f.e. any help is appreciated stupid questions will follow, maybe some other newbie as me have same questions... so here we go: 1 How do i have to set up the settings etc to get everything work from HDD? for Latitude E6420 Nvs4200M i used Legacy options - (in the guite: For Exx20 (SandyBridge models), use Legacy - GUID Scheme. Not UEFI) do I have to make USB installer using Legacy or UEFI Boot Sequence in BIOS? or it does not make a difference? When installing Clover (version Clover_v2.3k_r3320) into the USB installer I used only: Install Clover in the ESP Bootloader/Install boot0af in MBR CloverEFI/CloverEFI 64-bits SATA Preference panel is it right? or i need to install RC scripts also? weird, when booting it shows newer version of Clover than 3320. ??? 2. I Used Generic EFI folder (EFI.zip) + E6x20 NVS.zip (downloaded from the same page). It took a while figuring out where to put file in E6x20 NVS.zip. At last i checked original EFI folder before replacing EFI folder for new one - it helped to figure out things a little bit. Still questions: where do i have to put the kexts in folder Other. Leave them as they are (Other folder) or make a 10.11 folder in the USB stick’s EFI partition? /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Others ? or /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.11 ? 3. When installing El Capitan into the harddrive same questions raised: ido i have to install sing Legacy or UEFI Boot Sequence in BIOS? or it does not make a difference? installing Clover into the hard drive i used only: Install Clover in the ESP Bootloader/Install boot0af in MBR CloverEFI/CloverEFI 64-bits SATA Preference panel is it right? or i need to install RC scripts option also? 4. When generating ssdt.aml with ssdtPRGen.sh where do i have copy the ssdt.dsl ? 5. In /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched is dsdt.aml file. how do i generate a new one? or it’s not a must do thing? 6. Where do i have to put config.plist? I modified the one which is on EFI partition (in CLOVER folder). 7. when copying kexts to hard drive: where do i have to put the kexts in folder Other. Leave them as they are (Other folder) or make a 10.11 folder in the USB stick’s EFI partition? P.S. it seems that one of the generators needs internet connection to work properly! 8. When using EFI Mounter app do i have to unmount the volumes before proceeding? anyway, thank you Jake Lo and others for the great installer guides and tips! any help is appreciated. _____ Intel Core i5 2520M (integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000) 8 Gb RAM NVIDIA NVS 4200M HiRes 1600x900 LCD WIFI - Qualcomm Atheros AR3011 (not working yet, using WIFI stick) bios A22 I think it is Sandy bridge version. Optimus is disabled in BIOS.
  10. So I have an E6420 no optimus, low-res (specs in signature L01), and everything is working great...until I plug in external monitor to the HDMI port....then all hell breaks loose. after plugging in hdmi -- native laptop monitor is underscanned. I change the display preferences to turn off mirroring / use hdmi monitor as extra display, restoring built-in lcd resolution. Upon reboot, built-in lcd is black and hdmi display is the only detected display. Shutdown, unplug hdmi cable, reboot and built-in lcd is black screen ... only way i can get a display is by plugging in hdmi cable to external monitor. I caught a screenshot that sort of highlights the issue during same session of hot-plugging the hdmi cable...notice that the resolution is 1920x1080 for the built-in display in system info but of course it can only output 1366x768 E6420-L01__CFG.zip I tried the sierra bootpack from jake's infamous guide (esp since it was patched dsdt for a23 bios) but that didn't even get me to the install screen...I am instead using a LoRes DSDT from others, not sure the exact source, but somewhere on this site. Anyways, I posted my efi directory which contains everything, config.plist / dsdt.aml and native/clean acpi dumps...lemme know if this issue has been solved or how I can go about troubleshooting, thank you!!!
  11. Hi, I recently tried to upgrade my El Captain installation to Sierra after noticing that Jake Lo had updated his guide to include an e6420 bootpack for Sierra. From what I can tell things are working so far except for one major thing. The screen does not work, it’s a black screen and I can only use the laptop via the hdmi out. I do not think this is a bios issue this time, because I saw that the bootpack was for bios version a23, so I updated my bios to a23 beforehand. My monitor’s resolution is 1366x768 and I am using the DSDT-LoRes from the new bootpack, but it would appear that the resolution that is being output, at least via hdmi, is 1360x768, maybe this is the reason why I am getting a black screen? I’ve attached a picture of my tv saying that the resolution is 1360x768, just to show where I got that number from. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  12. Hi everyone! Now I'm trying to arrange dell e6420 with sierra. i've installed the osx sierra (with -x -v flags in clover - other variant didn't start the installation). Now i've got some troubles - i've installed Clover to ssd partition 'n made the default boot volume. Clover starts, and when i use -v flag i've got the fault, system does'n boot - picture attached. Also i've attached the clover folder (just in case). Nevertheless i can boot from usb stick. In this case keyboard and integrate mouse aren't work, sound is missed, wifi is working (i've changed the wifi card to the right one) and there is some artifacts with screen. Will someone help me out? will be very appriciate. CLOVER.zip
  13. Hello All, first of thanks to all here at OSXLATITUDE. Thanks to you im now on my third Hackintosh. They have given me lots of joy I used the guide posted here by Jake Lo and was able to get EL CAPITAN 10.11.6 running on my E6420. it runs very smooth and fast and i have triple boot option with Clover. (Linux, OSX, Windows)... I know windows... but i need it for work. issue I'm having is that I'm experiencing freezes on OSX but ONLY when minimizing a window. right now i have only seen it while minimizing Safari, so i have been using chrome instead, but every so often im now getting it on chrome as well. when i hit minimize, the windows starts mimizing and freezes half way through, and then it goes all the way down. (see attached picture) I wonder if anyone can shed some light on this issue. is there a log of some sort i can share to try and understand this issue ? I wonder if it has anything to do with the triple boot and that i had to go to linux and load a program to keep all 3 partitions in sync since the drive became GPT/MBR Hybrid. as per the guide for the triple boot i had to load "gptsync", which makes the partitions stay in sync. I only mention this because thats an old guide (2010) and while everything works it may be outdated and maybe causing the issue. any thoughts ? Specs: Dell E6420 8GB RAM 525 GB Crucial SSD intel i7 2.8Ghz 1600x900 Display Using the bootpack EFI from the guide posted here.
  14. Hello I've decided to try my hand at installing OS X on my E6420 for the 2nd time. I just installed El Capitan 10.11.5 using Jake Lo's guide. Everything appears to be fully functional except for one thing, my laptop monitor will always turn off during boot. The system is running fine in the background but my monitor just turns off for whatever reason. Unplugging and repluging the charger is my current work around. This works when have access to a wall outlet, but otherwise I am stuck with the monitor off. I am using the e6420 bootpack with the DSDT-LowRes.aml as my display's resolution is 1366x768. Also I do not have optimus on my laptop.
  15. Upgraded my E6420 to Sierra. Got my BCM94352 working after some difficulties. For some reason Clover's FakeID is not working and had to switch to the FakeID kexts. One of the problems I ran into while upgrading is that the VoodooPS2Controller.kext needed to be updated. Was getting a panic on it. That resulted in the touchpad ceasing to function. That and I need to figure out how to get the audio working again. Other than the trackpad and audio I have a functioning system. Fortunately Bluetooth never stopped working and I have a Magic Mouse until I can get the trackpad working again.
  16. Hi friends, I have yosimete on Dell E6420(i7-2720qm,nvs 4200m) and when I try to open the install it's fail. please see pics, Thanks!!
  17. I just ran into the problem after updating my Hackintosh E6420 from 10.11.3 to 10.11.4. I updated by the dmg file from Apple server today. I am using Clover legacy bootloader. First, there is no audio after updated. Second, I can't boot into El Capitan without using boot parameters -v -cpus=1. If I boot without these parameters, there will be kernel panic and restart automatically. Have anyone experienced the same problem? Let's discuss.
  18. I recently installed Capitan on my E6420 which has a NVS 4200m with 512MB using the E6420 bootpack and DSDT from this guide . Everything seems to be ok accept my NVS 4200M shows that its using only 256MB instead of 512MB. Can anyone help me with this?
  19. Hello! I have installed El Capitan in my E6420 following Jake Lo's "Dell Latitude / Inspiron El Capitan Clover Guide". (used E6220 bootpack). I still have to fine-tune installation but I have one doubt regarding Clover boot: Why I can only boot legacy? Even enabling UEFI in BIOS I can´t see UEFI boot entry after pressing F12.... My plans are to dual boot Windows 10, so partition must be GPT pure... Thx
  20. First off, thanks for providing this amazing resource ladies and gentlemen. It's much appreciated! I'm a long time Linux user and am taking my first step into installing OS X onto older hardware. I've run into some difficulty and am hoping for some pointers. I have a Dell E6420, A21 BIOS, i5-2540M CPU, 4GB RAM, Intel HD3000 graphics, 1600x900 Resolution, 250GB SSD. I followed the wonderful instructions in the following post using the E6220 boot pack: https://osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/8506-dell-latitude-inspiron-el-capitan-clover-guide/ However, I get stuck at one of two places: 1) With the stock + E6220 boot pack I get a kernel panic with message "pmLock: waited too long". 2) If I add NullCPUPM kext then I get a black screen that slowly turns all white. I did try to add DualLink into the Clover config. I've been trying different things from the forums, but with less success. I still have yet to see an installer screen. I do appreciate whatever time you can spare to help me get up to speed. I apologize If I'm missing something obvious, but this is all pretty new to me.
  21. First of all here are my system specs: Dell Latitude e6420 Intel Core i7 2720QM 16 GB RAM NVS 4200m I had mavericks installed with everything working using chameleon, the dsdt from here http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/342-latitude-e6420-nvs-4200-dsdtaml/ kexts from here https://osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/6192-guide-mavericks-on-dell-latitude-e6420/ and an ssdt from here https://osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/5943-dell-latitude-e6520-e6420-with-optimus-enabled-mavericks/ I had to switch to clover to do the upgrade, and it installed fine. The issue is that now it kernel panics when I try to boot it. Here is a picture I managed to grab before it turned off: Does anyone know what is wrong?
  22. hi! i installed Yosemite 10.10.1 with this Jake Lo's method . after installing the kexts and using this DSTD (E6420/E6520 Optimus Disabled = DSDT-NVS.aml ; uncheck Optimus in BIOS) screen goes black. i can only get picture with nv_disable=1. Optimus is disabled. I need help. Intel Core i5 2520M (integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000) 8 Gb RAM NVIDIA NVS 4200M HiRes 1600x900 LCD WIFI - Qualcomm Atheros AR3011 (not working yet, using WIFI stick) bios A22
  23. New to this website but pretty much here for the same reasons as everyone else. I want to turn my Dell Latitude E6420 into a Hackintosh but I am having issue installing OS X Yosemite from a bootable USB. I get stuck on a white screen and when I try to access the BIOS menu to unlock and enable legacy boot I am asked for an Administrative Password. Did anyone with a E6420 have this same issue as well? If so what did you have to do?
  24. This is for the model E6420 with the Intel 3000 Graphics Card, could someone who uses the Nvidia version please post their findings on it. Thank you all. Although this guide is made for the i3-quad core, 8GB RAM, v3 ALPS, it has been extended to other types, just read through the thread. Credits @Jake Lo - DSDT patches for HDMI audio, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB Patching for VGA and HDMI video output, the boot pack, Patching AppleHDA and finding the HDAEnabler trick in chameleon for audio, a lot of help with just about everything @Stork - Starting the research thread and figuring out the original stuff back on Lion (: @Bronxteck - User Support @RehabMan @BpedMan @sontrg @Yeahoon and myself - Work on the VoodooPS2 Project for ALPS, its come a long way and is still in development here: https://osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/2545-new-touchpad-driver-for-e6520-alps/ @All - Debuging and helping out, without all of us, we wouldn’t be this far Myself (: - VoodooSDHC, Writing the guide, getting Deep Sleep Working 1. (Optional) Install alternative Wifi Card if you have Intel card 2. On a Mac or Hackintosh, download Mavericks from the Mac App Store, DO NOT INSTALL!!! 3. Extract the E6420.zip onto the desktop 4. Download the most recent MyHack and open and drag it to Applications, enter your sudo password, select “Create OS X 5. Installerâ€, then choose “Create OS X 10.9 Install Diskâ€, choose the USB drive you wish to use. 6. Rerun myHack and choose install extra, choose Extra, wait for all processes to finish 7. Reopen myHack and run myFix (quick) on your usb drive. 8. Push F2 during BIOS to enter setup, change SATA to AHCI, change fast boot to on, enable USB boot, apply and exit 9. Plug in your MyHack USB and push F12 at BIOS and select USB 10. Click continue on the first screen then Utilities ==> Disk Utility ==> Pick the highest level of your Hard Disk and got to the “Erase†tab and choose “Mac OS X Extended Journaled†and click “options†and select “Guid Partition Table†then click erase 11. Continue the installer, select yes to all options 12. After it installs click restart 13. Boot to the USB again and this time select “Mac OS X†14. Follow Setup Assistant 15. When you get to the desktop, Extract the E6420.zip 16. Now run the EDP installer from the Installers folder 17. Install necessary add ons to OS X that EDP asks for 18. Install Chameleon 2.2 (In installers) 19. Use Mac AppStore to update to 10.9.2 (or 10.9.4/5 if you want) (a must for audio to work) 20. (Recommended) Run the FakeSMC installer in the Installers folder 21. Open the VoodooPS2 Terminal.text and copy its contents into terminal and hit enter, then copy the VoodooPS2Daemon to /usr/bin 22. Open my Hack and run MyFix (Full), reboot. 23. (Optional) There are many programs in the “Installers†folder, you can install these programs if you want to, they helped me out immensely. 24. iGlasses app in the zip file get PhotoBooth Working 25.For Multitouch Gestures go to System Preferences ==> Keyboard ==> Shortcuts ==> Mission Control ==> Now chose the action you want (i.e. show dashboard) and click in the shortcut box, and do the gesture you want (it will show some weird keys, ignore it). 26. For Proper Keyboard, go to System Preferences ==> Keyboard ==> Modifier Keys ==> change Command Key to Option Key, and Option key to Command Key. 27. If you experience shutdown\restart issues, open your org.chameleon.boot.plist in textedit and change use kernel cache to no. 28. To get iCloud and Find my Mac working, download recoveryhd updater from osx86 (can't post link due to their download limits) and run it, reboot, check the icloud check boxes in system prefs. I will let you decide here... you can either have SD card functionality or Deep Sleep (normal sleep works either way), due to a conflict with the VoodooSDHC.kext in the attached extra folder, to get SD card reader working, just copy attached VoodooSDHC.kext to /Extra/Extensions and run myFix (quick) Congrats! Not Working Finger Print Reader (No clue how to fix… help would be appreciated) Headphone Jack (Temporary due to 10.9.2 breaking AppleHDA patches, will be fixed soon) This was caused on my model by a loose screw above the hard drive screws. Working Wifi (Athertos AR9281, recognized as native Airport Extreme oob, if you want one, the ebay auction is linked in my signature) Sleep Keyboard USB Bluetooth App Store and iMessage Screen Brightness Battery Percentage Boots Flag-Less (We are lucky) Display and Screen Resolution Audio Audio buttons and audio control HDMI (Auto Detection works!) QE/CI Network Switch Docking Port eSata Deep Sleep Free Fall Data (Can’t turn off) Smart Card Reader Express Card Reader Most Multitouch Gestures (3 and 4 fingers work) Webcam (Photo Booth as well) All Apple Logins (iMessage, etc.) VGA output (No Auto-detection) Find my Mac and iCloud Conflicts/Choices SD Card Reader (Use of the VoodooSDHC kext causes deep sleep to fail entirely, and after normal sleep, the reader refuses to mount cards) Installers.zip Extra.zip VoodooSDHC.kext.zip
  25. So, im a totall newbie in this hackintosh stuff, i got the installation working but keyboard and mouse doesnt work, also i dont know how to apply DSDT or ssdt and all that stuff, so can someone help me? a step-by-step post installation guide would be great Has Intel Core i7 Ivy or sandy i think, 4gb ram and HD graphics 3000 (i think this one doesnt have nvidia) Thanks
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