Easy, Repeatable Dell 8700 Clover Install Guide (Yosemite OS X 10.10)

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  1. praneeth22

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    Oct 18, 2014 at 11:32 PM #1
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    Detailed Step by Step Yosemite 10.10 Install Guide Clover UEFI / GTX 760 / ALC 898 / Realtek RTL8111

    ​I was able to setup two Dell XPS 8700 systems flawlessly with the following steps. Everything except built-in Wifi should work. The systems had stock hardware except for upgraded Nvidia graphics (GTX 760) which should not impact the success of the following steps:

    1) If you haven't done so already, download OS X Yosemite in App Store on a Mac or another hackintosh.

    2) As mentioned in the Pinned Yosemite Clover install thread create a USB stick:


    Start Disk Utility, Select the USB Drive (not the partition the drive itself), Go to the Partition tab. select Current, then 1 Partition. Choose MAC OS Extended (Journaled), select Options, GUID partition mapping (Important) and name it Install. (I tried with both USB Stick and External USB drive with success) The command in terminal shown below can take a long time depending on the speed of your USB drive (10-30mins). I recommend using a better USB stick to avoid pulling your hair out during this process.

    Ensure the OS X Yosemite.app is in your Application folder.

     
  2. justslm

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    Oct 19, 2014 at 5:25 PM #2
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    Hi! I installed yosemite on mine yesterday, and do you have any issue with restart and shutdown the computer? If I do shutdown, it will have a kernel panic and it will actually restart the computer again.

    I am using GTX650 card and as far as i see the panic report, it is somehow related to apple's graphic kext.

    Everything else works perfectly tho.:confused:
     
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    Oct 19, 2014 at 6:12 PM #3
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    i have not had any unexpected restarts or shutdowns. And no kernel panics either. However, I haven't done much that is graphics intensive. I have three monitors hooked up, two to the GTX 760 Displayport and VGA and a third to the built in board's HDMI port. They all work flawlessly so far.

    Are you using Clover?
     
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    Oct 19, 2014 at 6:40 PM #4
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    Yes, I am using clover:). My XPS 8700 have been running on Yosemite for 24+ hrs now. I guess I will redo the installation when the OS actually broke. lol.:thumbup:
     
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    Oct 19, 2014 at 11:52 PM #5
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    hi praneeth22, i think something goes wrong with my SMBIOS setting, would it be possible for you to upload a copy of your clover config file?:rolleyes: Thank you
     
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    Oct 20, 2014 at 1:43 AM #6
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    Here's my config file: [REMOVED]

    I didn't change anything other than the couple of things mentioned in the post though. Hope it helps.
     
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    Thank you!:)
     
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    Oct 20, 2014 at 7:28 AM #8
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    Did you install USB 3.0 kexts? That has been the culprit for some who experienced instability. I did not install it and my 3.0 ports seem to be fine with the Apple drivers.
     
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    Oct 20, 2014 at 5:44 PM #9
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    Yes, I did! Let me remove that little quick and I will come back to you.:thumbup:


    Update:
    Still not working after I removed the GenericUSB kext.

    here is the panic report:
    Code (Text):
    *** Panic Report ***panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff800041e80a): Kernel trap at 0xffffff80008ea780, type 14=page fault, registers:
    CR0: 0x000000008001003b, CR2: 0x00000000000001d8, CR3: 0x000000000100a001, CR4: 0x00000000001626e0
    RAX: 0x0000000000000000, RBX: 0xffffff803081c380, RCX: 0x0000000001000000, RDX: 0xffffff800935af78
    RSP: 0xffffff82cc5e3270, RBP: 0xffffff82cc5e3270, RSI: 0xffffff803081c380, RDI: 0xffffff80334dd000
    R8:  0xffffff800935af10, R9:  0xffffff82d07cb000, R10: 0xffffff800935af00, R11: 0x0000009b9383f24f
    R12: 0xffffff80333ee008, R13: 0xffffff80334e7108, R14: 0xffffff803037bb40, R15: 0xffffff803081c380
    RFL: 0x0000000000010286, RIP: 0xffffff80008ea780, CS:  0x0000000000000008, SS:  0x0000000000000010
    Fault CR2: 0x00000000000001d8, Error code: 0x0000000000000000, Fault CPU: 0x0


    Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address
    0xffffff82cc5e2f20 : 0xffffff800033a811
    0xffffff82cc5e2fa0 : 0xffffff800041e80a
    0xffffff82cc5e3160 : 0xffffff800043a443
    0xffffff82cc5e3180 : 0xffffff80008ea780
    0xffffff82cc5e3270 : 0xffffff80008e9ad7
    0xffffff82cc5e32a0 : 0xffffff80008e9a37
    0xffffff82cc5e32d0 : 0xffffff7f80ec9278
    0xffffff82cc5e32f0 : 0xffffff7f80ee6380
    0xffffff82cc5e3360 : 0xffffff7f80ee576b
    0xffffff82cc5e3400 : 0xffffff7f80eedf81
    0xffffff82cc5e34d0 : 0xffffff7f80f16803
    0xffffff82cc5e36d0 : 0xffffff7f80f18140
    0xffffff82cc5e37b0 : 0xffffff7f8109c5d6
    0xffffff82cc5e3880 : 0xffffff7f8109b44c
    0xffffff82cc5e38a0 : 0xffffff7f810ad48b
    0xffffff82cc5e3a70 : 0xffffff7f80ec378b
    0xffffff82cc5e3b00 : 0xffffff7f80eaf8d6
    0xffffff82cc5e3b70 : 0xffffff7f80e6fa76
    0xffffff82cc5e3bb0 : 0xffffff80008b16d5
    0xffffff82cc5e3c10 : 0xffffff8000928239
    0xffffff82cc5e3c70 : 0xffffff80008bb329
    0xffffff82cc5e3cb0 : 0xffffff8000917993
    0xffffff82cc5e3d90 : 0xffffff80008ef26c
    0xffffff82cc5e3dd0 : 0xffffff8000422b82
    0xffffff82cc5e3de0 : 0xffffff80003471c5
    0xffffff82cc5e3df0 : 0xffffff80007d891f
    0xffffff82cc5e3ec0 : 0xffffff80007e9799
    0xffffff82cc5e3f50 : 0xffffff800084dcb2
    0xffffff82cc5e3fb0 : 0xffffff800043ac46
          Kernel Extensions in backtrace:
             com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[6D99A3BE-D531-3780-880B-13F2FC894A4A]@0xffffff7f80e64000->0xffffff7f80eaafff
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[766FC23F-452C-3B74-951C-598BB17BCF06]@0xffffff7f80b24000
             com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.4.1)[F4738C55-B507-3627-A9CA-3D29A5230A03]@0xffffff7f80eab000->0xffffff7f80ebafff
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[6D99A3BE-D531-3780-880B-13F2FC894A4A]@0xffffff7f80e64000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[766FC23F-452C-3B74-951C-598BB17BCF06]@0xffffff7f80b24000
             com.apple.nvidia.driver.NVDAResman(10.0)[53CC0E05-7382-336C-8239-AE884D6CA71A]@0xffffff7f80ec1000->0xffffff7f81141fff
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.9)[766FC23F-452C-3B74-951C-598BB17BCF06]@0xffffff7f80b24000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.4.1)[F4738C55-B507-3627-A9CA-3D29A5230A03]@0xffffff7f80eab000
                dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.4.1)[6D99A3BE-D531-3780-880B-13F2FC894A4A]@0xffffff7f80e64000
                dependency: com.apple.AppleGraphicsDeviceControl(3.7.21)[4700601D-3FEB-3B86-B2BA-8D71AF84D1C4]@0xffffff7f80ebb000


    BSD process name corresponding to current thread: launchd
    Boot args: kext-dev-mode=1 slide=0


     
    :crazy:
    Well.. I think something did go wrong with the AppleGraphics kext?
     
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    Oct 20, 2014 at 7:50 PM #10
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    You didn't install any graphics kexts right? This is just what came with the Yosemite install? From what I see online the Gtx 650 should just work with the built in nvidia kext with graphicsenabler=no. You might also want to try installing the latest nVidia Web driver I think just using the installer.

    Good luck. You may need help from someone who got that card working successfully.
    don't think you need slide=0 anymore.

    I had problems with the network driver on first install and spent a day working on it. But turned out a clean install just fixed the issue (erase existing first). And then minimize third party kexts to just fakesmc and network and try.

    That might be the next thing to try.
     

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