Yes I can confirm, after trying many things none worked. Downgraded the bios to 1.2.4 and everything ok now.
May be somebody here can debug the whole process with our sample laptops ? As I am worried the lower bios has some series security issues.
Hey, I shall share my files once I remove my battery....I honestly think there is something that Dell has messed up, if you go to the bios detail link I shared in my first post, the date now say Released on 06 Feb 2018 without changing the version number. Clearly the same version was there...
Unfortunately I did not find any solution yet. 'Preloader.efi' did not work. As of moment I am out of any ideas. At least a couple of others are facing the same issue.
Well in order to boot to the USB installer or from SSD, I have to disconnect my battery from the laptop and run the laptop only on AC power. Otherwise, it stucks on the following two lines,
Seems like everything is working great. I believe your patch for Dell Inspiron 7xxx contains my battery patch as well (as I have noticed pre-bios problem).
patched DSDT is working but as soon as I connect my battery to board, the same famous two lines mentioned earlier in this thread.
ok I did a CMOS reset hoping that it would fix BIOS incorrect time issue but it didn't. Interestingly during the assembling I tried to and able to boot pass those famous two lines ! All i had to do was remove the battery from the board and run the laptop on ACPI.
Since it was giving my ACPI...
I have re-downloaded the Mac installer and re-created the usb but still the same. I will send you the clover files from USB shortly.
One more thing I noticed that wrong time in BIOS. So if I fixed it, it keeps the time but windows time gets wrong and if I sync in windows then BIOS time gets...
None of the above worked. I have three usb sticks, two USB2 and one USB3 but none worked. I was though able to boot the installer on my HP 4540s though.
I have even downgraded my BIOS to last stable 1.2.5 but still the same error.
Thinking to remove all ssd and put only one back in to try...