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Can't Update - Using Guide "Direct Update to macOS Sierra using Clover"

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I have El Capitan running stable on my Dell, except no image on Webcam. I would like to give Sierra a try, because I was told that my Webcam will work there. Created a 100GB partition for Sierra, made it a clone of my El Capitan boot volume with SuperDuper! (both partitions are now on a 500GB Samsung 750Evo SSD) and booted from the new partition without trouble. Then started to update to Sierra. On Clover boot screen at Clover boot options I can not see anything like "boot without caches" or "inject kext" or any other option that even faintly resembles these commands. I am on CLOVER 3974. My EFI/Clover is fully equipped with all necessary kext, richly patched config.plist, costum UIAC_SSDT.aml and several patched SSDTs.

I was on Clover 3961 when I started to hack my Dell 7537 for El Cap and I ran into this "boot without caches" phantom option problem before. I was told by RehabMan to revert to an older Clover version that had the option. I did that and in fact I could proceed with that, but then again this old version (Clover 3577, to be precise) gave me unsolvable trouble with network loss on lid close and other very ugly flaws and updating back to Clover 3961 did not solve it. All of this got solved BY CHANCE through installing Clover 3974, which I did because I was told to do so in post #1 here on trying to update to Sierra. So El Cap with Clover 3974 is now pristine for the first time and I am not ready to go back to any other Clover version.

OK, so for Sierra I went without the "boot without caches" and "inject kext" Clover options phantoms and actually was able to finish the Sierra install nevertheless, with audio and all network connectivity lost. But it became a actual failure at first reboot attempt; my machine got into a reboot loop, crashing right after the new Sierra boot screen garble, no matter which of the new config.plist patches outlined HERE I applied or put on "disable". On my second try I attached the LAN cable so I could update to 10.12.2... but also after this update (i. e. on auto-reboot while updating) the machine gets into the same crash-and-reboot-loop after the screen garble.

I got quite confusing when I downloaded the newest Clover version as advised in post #1 and then I was told to choose Clover boot options which are actually not there. Please advise what I am missing. And I would be thankful for any advise that could help me surpass the described boot loop.

I am attaching verbose screenshot, EFI/CLOVER with Sierra-ready patched config.plist, ioreg and terminal outputs for the El Cap installation I used.

Thanks.

UPDATE: I removed the Sierra partition and will wait for any input here. But what stayed with me is the second Recovery HD boot option that has been added to my Clover boot screen while trying to install Sierra. Ideas to get rid of this recovery ghost volume would also be much appreciated.
 

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RehabMan

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I have El Capitan running stable on my Dell, except no image on Webcam. I would like to give Sierra a try, because I was told that my Webcam will work there. Created a 100GB partition for Sierra, made it a clone of my El Capitan boot volume with SuperDuper! (both partitions are now on a 500GB Samsung 750Evo SSD) and booted from the new partition without trouble. Then started to update to Sierra. On Clover boot screen at Clover boot options I can not see anything like "boot without caches" or "inject kext" or any other option that even faintly resembles these commands. I am on CLOVER 3974. My EFI/Clover is fully equipped with all necessary kext, richly patched config.plist, costum UIAC_SSDT.aml and several patched SSDTs.

I was on Clover 3961 when I started to hack my Dell 7537 for El Cap and I ran into this "boot without caches" phantom option problem before. I was told by RehabMan to revert to an older Clover version that had the option. I did that and in fact I could proceed with that, but then again this old version (Clover 3577, to be precise) gave me unsolvable trouble with network loss on lid close and other very ugly flaws and updating back to Clover 3961 did not solve it. All of this got solved BY CHANCE through installing Clover 3974, which I did because I was told to do so in post #1 here on trying to update to Sierra. So El Cap with Clover 3974 is now pristine for the first time and I am not ready to go back to any other Clover version.

OK, so for Sierra I went without the "boot without caches" and "inject kext" Clover options phantoms and actually was able to finish the Sierra install nevertheless, with audio and all network connectivity lost. But it became a actual failure at first reboot attempt; my machine got into a reboot loop, crashing right after the new Sierra boot screen garble, no matter which of the new config.plist patches outlined HERE I applied or put on "disable". On my second try I attached the LAN cable so I could update to 10.12.2... but also after this update (i. e. on auto-reboot while updating) the machine gets into the same crash-and-reboot-loop after the screen garble.

I got quite confusing when I downloaded the newest Clover version as advised in post #1 and then I was told to choose Clover boot options which are actually not there. Please advise what I am missing. And I would be thankful for any advise that could help me surpass the described boot loop.

I am attaching verbose screenshot, EFI/CLOVER with Sierra-ready patched config.plist, ioreg and terminal outputs for the El Cap installation I used.

Thanks.

UPDATE: I removed the Sierra partition and will wait for any input here. But what stayed with me is the second Recovery HD boot option that has been added to my Clover boot screen while trying to install Sierra. Ideas to get rid of this recovery ghost volume would also be much appreciated.
Verbose boot photo not readable.
Booting the OS X/macOS installer with fully patched ACPI generally not advisable. Injecting "hda-gfx" without patched AppleHDA components tends to cause issues.
Suggest you use your USB Clover (prepared according to my Clover guide) instead.
 
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