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    [Solved] Asus VivoPC X A80CJ (GTX 1060) Refuses to Boot 10.12.5 via Clover

    And: got it working. CPUID patch is necessary; also appropriate memory config info in the SMBIOS portion of config.plist. I think this is necessary because this device is unusually single channel and single slot. I'm now going to try with new BIOS 0701, latest Clover, and ALC887 audio...
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    [Solved] Asus VivoPC X A80CJ (GTX 1060) Refuses to Boot 10.12.5 via Clover

    Update: It's a Skylake H110 chipset with a Kaby Lake CPU, i5-7300HQ. https://ark.intel.com/products/90590/Intel-H110-Chipset https://ark.intel.com/products/97456/Intel-Core-i5-7300HQ-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_50-GHz On the old BIOS 0401, I tried two CPUIDs: Real: 0x0906E9 Test1: 0x0506E3...
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    [Solved] Asus VivoPC X A80CJ (GTX 1060) Refuses to Boot 10.12.5 via Clover

    Wow, thanks for pointing that out! Completely missed that this is a 200 series chipset. It's obvious when it's in the product name of the motherboard!
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    [Solved] Asus VivoPC X A80CJ (GTX 1060) Refuses to Boot 10.12.5 via Clover

    VivoPC X Image by nightalon posted May 18, 2017 at 12:38 AM Hi everyone, I thought this new, compact, nifty $800 system with GTX 1060 and Core i5 might make a great single-board, GPU-enabled hackintosh. It turns out I was wrong...so far. Hardware Challenges: Case does not simply snap open...
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    CustoMac Mini 2013: GA-H87N-WIFI - Core i3-4340 - Intel HD 4600

    GA-H87N-WIFI, GA-H87N, HD 4600; Clover Broken after a few boots! Hi all, I wondered if anyone was venturing to use Clover to UEFI boot this machine. In my experience, it worked and then it didn't. Step 1: I succeed in installing 10.9.2 on GA-H87N. Since I'm getting all of the OSes up...
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    Mountain Lion GUIDE - 2012 Sony VAIO S Series (SVS)

    Remaining Problems: 1. The current dsdt_VAIO.dsl is based on the older BIOS version dated 5/2012, whereas my "extracted" DSL shows the date of 9/2012. I am worried that inconsistencies between BIOS version and DSDT version will cause problems in the future. I'm not sure how exactly I can...
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    Mountain Lion GUIDE - 2012 Sony VAIO S Series (SVS)

    New Update: I got this lappie booting MacOS with Clover EFI. The trick is to eliminate the Aptio fix, but keep the LowMem fix. An HFS driver is necessary, as always. I also used the DSDT we've been using. I deleted the "CSM" driver, since I got graphics corruption. That seemed to fix...
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    Mountain Lion GUIDE - 2012 Sony VAIO S Series (SVS)

    Hopefully big news: Over the past 24 hours I succeeded in getting a Z77 Micro-ATX motherboard with hybrid UEFI to boot 10.8.2. It's a pretty involved process, but thankfully we have a fairly functional DSDT at the moment, so that should help. Also, Clover has special considerations for...
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    Mountain Lion GUIDE - 2012 Sony VAIO S Series (SVS)

    OK, so this isn't going to be the cleanest procedure, but I can confirm that I don't need to boot in Safe Mode. 1. First off, download and update your copy of Chameleon Wizard. It has all of the DSDT tools you'll need baked in. 2. There should be a tab that allows you to extract your DSDT...
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    Mountain Lion GUIDE - 2012 Sony VAIO S Series (SVS)

    Some new notes: * I started a new install from scratch. I used the SonyVaio.dsl file and Chameleon Wizard to compile a proper DSDT.aml. Works like a charm with my 1600x900 panel, but brightness is somewhat reduced from the non-accelerated state. I used the "HD4000PlatformId=4" boot flag...
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    Mountain Lion GUIDE - 2012 Sony VAIO S Series (SVS)

    I'm sorry about your installation issues; I had no trouble installing Unibeast and the latest 10.8.2; only I don't get native resolution QI/CE by default. Is there a separate DSDT for 1600x900x32 resolutions? (EDID injection, I imagine) I get kernel panics with this one; system reboots...
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    Mountain Lion GUIDE - 2012 Sony VAIO S Series (SVS)

    Well, the first SVS 13P I ordered had an extremely loud fan, so I sent it back. They didn't tell me that an RMA didn't mean an exchange...so I re-ordered the same model from the Vaio store with an educational discount, about a week later. Should arrive tomorrow, but I have exams all this week...
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    Mountain Lion GUIDE - 2012 Sony VAIO S Series (SVS)

    If you want to go about BIOS-hacking, here's a good resource: http://marcansoft.com/blog/2009/06/enabling-intel-vt-on-the-aspire-8930g/ It gets into the nitty gritty of InsydeH2O and how it's an EFI 2.0 implementation, etc., etc. It seems that the BIOS files are pretty easy to...
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    win7 and ML on the same computer

    To add, yes you can. 1. Don't mess with UEFI for Win7...it's not so well-baked, I don't think. If you're doing Win8, then you can try it with Clover bootloader, but it's not that well-supported by the community yet. 2. GPT is the way to go, but some EFI-enabled systems will try to do a pure...
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    Dell Latitude E6520 Boot Problems

    Same issue on Latitude M4400...very similar model but with a higher specced GPU. I think in ML, Apple dropped support for certain video chipsets, and thus the UI will never load on either model. I left my M4400 on 10.7.4. (Or was it 10.6.8? Not sure.)
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