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    Transplant Strategy (AHCI kext)

    The Dell Optiplex 390, which lacks AHCI: has taken up too much time to attempt to install. If a Dell OptiPlex 3010 is outfitted with HS, isthere any reason why it can not be patched with the AHCI kexts and tranplanted to the Optiplex 390? The Optiplex 390 does not feature AHCI, the link...
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    Which .kext files enable AHCI for Dell Optiplex 390?

    Context (Macbook Air 2011 El Capitan 10.11.6) The Optiplex 390 does not feature AHCI, the link below indicates kexts must be written to Unibeast's (flash drive) System/Library/Extension AHCIInjector.kext AppleAHCIPort.kext AppleStorageDrivers.kext IOATAFamily.kext JMicron36xAHCIEnabler.kext...
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    Unibeast 8.3.1 unable to locate /Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra

    @MacMan: Agreed, not sure why '/Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra' is already mounted when booting without USB-flashdrive. I suspect that this is the mounting point that Apple positions the install files for upgrading a Macbook. QUESTIONS If I were to amount whatever is mounted to...
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    Unibeast 8.3.1 unable to locate /Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra

    What are the steps required to make the USB device bootable? After several cycles of: Erasing the USB Flash drive with Disk Utility Applying the Unibeast process It seems that the Unibeast process remounts the USB device to: /Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra 1 I am able to list files...
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    Unibeast 8.3.1 unable to locate /Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra

    Thanks for the prompt response. I have logged an attempt to follow your instructions, please indicate if I understood it correctly. Steps comprise: 1) reformatting the USB drive 2) rebooting El Capitan macbook Users-MacBook-Air:~ user$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity...
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    Unibeast 8.3.1 unable to locate /Volumes/Install macOS High Sierra

    Macbook Air to outfit Sandisk USB with High Sierra via Unibeast 8.3.1. Boot loader hangs: vi ~/Library/Logs/UniBeast.log 11/20/18 20:49:58 - Starting UniBeast 8.3.1-20180412 11/20/18 20:51:49 - Copying Files... 11/20/18 21:10:14 - Installing Bootloader... 11/20/18 21:10:15 - installer: Error...
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    1st Hack - Cannot even boot installer :(

    It may be helpful to eliminate your USB stick and desktop as the source of the problem by demonstrating to yourself that you can outfit the USB with Ubuntu or sysRescueCD and booting it up on your desktop.
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    WD Blue 1TB M.2 SSD for only $130.00

    If only I could upgrade the drive in my 2011 Macbook Air with this puppy!
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    How much memory does a complete install occupy?

    Thanks for the nudge. Questions or suggestions to advance the mission are always appreciated. Edits to any of the OP questions are also encouraged.
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    How much memory does a complete install occupy?

    GOAL ==== Complete the Unibeast 8.3.2 High Sierra 'installation' phase (see screenshot below) and confirm by reaching the 'summary' phase. Unibeast 8.3.2 High Sierra 'installation' phase continues to run after 60+ minutes and has not reached ' summary' phase. My reading indicates that the...
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