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Alienware 17r3 high sierra [need help]

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i've added the SATA-100-series-unsupported.kext but the same issue prevailed .. i will reupload my current clover with 2 screenshots of where i am currently. one in verbose mode the other just in normal boot mod.
 

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is there any way to get to the installer without having to disable the discrete gpu since i have windows running on my first drive?.

Note:i will try to take a picture of my bios settings ange post it in a few secs.
Your profile says you have dual-GPU.
As per link already provided, no need to even disable the Nvidia... it can be spoofed for installation purposes with a simple SSDT.
Your question implies you didn't read at the provided link.
 
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Your profile says you have dual-GPU.
As per link already provided, no need to even disable the Nvidia... it can be spoofed for installation purposes with a simple SSDT.
Your question implies you didn't read at the provided link.
i apologize , i read it but didn't fully comprehend as there are still a few terms that i am unfamiliar with.
 

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i apologize , i read it but didn't fully comprehend as there are still a few terms that i am unfamiliar with.
Well, you have to start by pressing F4 in Clover to extract your native ACPI files to EFI/Clover/ACPI/origin.
 
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having trouble installing iasl but managed to get the ACPI files.
 

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having trouble installing iasl but managed to get the ACPI files.
Your discrete device path is _SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.
 
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Your discrete device path is _SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.
so do i just paste this method in maciasl

Code:
DefinitionBlock ("", "SSDT", 2, "hack", "spoof", 0)
{
    Method(__SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._DSM, 4)
    {
        If (!Arg2) { Return (Buffer() { 0x03 } ) }
        Return (Package()
        {
            "name", Buffer() { "#display" },
            "IOName", "#display",
            "class-code", Buffer() { 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF },
        })
    }
}
or do i need the rest of the ssdt file aswell
 

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so do i just paste this method in maciasl

Code:
DefinitionBlock ("", "SSDT", 2, "hack", "spoof", 0)
{
    Method(__SB.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP._DSM, 4)
    {
        If (!Arg2) { Return (Buffer() { 0x03 } ) }
        Return (Package()
        {
            "name", Buffer() { "#display" },
            "IOName", "#display",
            "class-code", Buffer() { 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF, 0xFF },
        })
    }
}
or do i need the rest of the ssdt file aswell
That looks workable for SSDT-DiscreteSpoof.aml.
Actually disabling the device is a different guide/different topic and can be addressed post-install.
 
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