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Two questions on installing kexts:

(1) For 10.11+, kexts can be installed by just issuing these two commands back-to-back?
Code:
sudo cp -R /path/to/kextToInstall.kext  /Library/Extensions/
sudo kextcache -i /

(2) Are there some kexts that when installed to /Library/Extensions/ show up in the list of files and directories there as "Contents" rather than as, say, AwesomeKext.kext? Or does seeing "Contents" in the listing indicate that the kext was not installed correctly?
 

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Two questions on installing kexts:

(1) For 10.11+, kexts can be installed by just issuing these two commands back-to-back?
Code:
sudo cp -R /path/to/kextToInstall.kext  /Library/Extensions/
sudo kextcache -i /

First is to install kext.
Second is to rebuild cache.

(2) Are there some kexts that when installed to /Library/Extensions/ show up in the list of files and directories there as "Contents" rather than as, say, AwesomeKext.kext? Or does seeing "Contents" in the listing indicate that the kext was not installed correctly?

If you have a question regarding kextcache output, you would need to attach the output here.
 
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(2) Are there some kexts that when installed to /Library/Extensions/ show up in the list of files and directories there as "Contents" rather than as, say, AwesomeKext.kext? Or does seeing "Contents" in the listing indicate that the kext was not installed correctly?

If you have a question regarding kextcache output, you would need to attach the output here.
I am trying to install ACPIBatteryManagerKext.kext. It appears in /Libary/Extensions/ as "Contents".


Code:
Last login: Wed May 16 13:43:18 on ttys000
wartys-MacBook-Pro:~ Home$ sudo cp -R /Users/Home/Desktop/HighSierraHelperFiles/ACPIBatteryManager.kext/ /Library/Extensions/
Password:

wartys-MacBook-Pro:~ Home$ sudo kextcache -i /

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7f89fb861800 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2Keyboard.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/Contents/PlugIns/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2Keyboard" }

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7f89fb85f770 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2Controller.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/Contents/PlugIns/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2Controller" }

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7f89f8413df0 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2SmartTouchPad" }

KernelCache ID: 1E0D35E4C67C70E48AE2448A6AC75144

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7ff6f1f06c10 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2SmartTouchPad" }

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7ff6f487d050 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2Controller.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/Contents/PlugIns/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2Controller" }

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7ff6f487dc10 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2Keyboard.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/Contents/PlugIns/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2Keyboard" }
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I am trying to install ACPIBatteryManagerKext.kext. It appears in /Libary/Extensions/ as "Contents".


Code:
Last login: Wed May 16 13:43:18 on ttys000
wartys-MacBook-Pro:~ Home$ sudo cp -R /Users/Home/Desktop/HighSierraHelperFiles/ACPIBatteryManager.kext/ /Library/Extensions/
Password:

wartys-MacBook-Pro:~ Home$ sudo kextcache -i /

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7f89fb861800 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2Keyboard.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/Contents/PlugIns/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2Keyboard" }

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7f89fb85f770 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2Controller.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/Contents/PlugIns/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2Controller" }

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7f89f8413df0 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2SmartTouchPad" }

KernelCache ID: 1E0D35E4C67C70E48AE2448A6AC75144

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7ff6f1f06c10 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2SmartTouchPad" }

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7ff6f487d050 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2Controller.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/Contents/PlugIns/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2Controller" }

Kext with invalid signatured (-67062) allowed: <OSKext 0x7ff6f487dc10 [0x7fff9d939af0]> { URL = "ApplePS2Keyboard.kext/ -- file:///Library/Extensions/ApplePS2SmartTouchPad.kext/Contents/PlugIns/", ID = "org.emlydinesh.driver.ApplePS2Keyboard" }
View attachment 331482

You installed it incorrectly.
Now you need to remove that Contents directory:
Code:
sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/Contents

Then install correctly:
Code:
sudo cp -R /Users/Home/Desktop/HighSierraHelperFiles/ACPIBatteryManager.kext /Library/Extensions

There is much difference between (this, wrong):
Code:
sudo cp -R /Users/Home/Desktop/HighSierraHelperFiles/ACPIBatteryManager.kext/ /Library/Extensions

... and (this, correct):
Code:
sudo cp -R /Users/Home/Desktop/HighSierraHelperFiles/ACPIBatteryManager.kext /Library/Extensions

Read 'man cp' for more information.
 
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There is much difference between (this, wrong):
Code:
sudo cp -R /Users/Home/Desktop/HighSierraHelperFiles/ACPIBatteryManager.kext/ /Library/Extensions

... and (this, correct):
Code:
sudo cp -R /Users/Home/Desktop/HighSierraHelperFiles/ACPIBatteryManager.kext /Library/Extensions
I didn't even notice. I was just using Tab-autocomplete.
Thanks. That fixed several problems.
 
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Please help , I followed the instruction to install High Sierra into my Dell Inspiron 5570 laptop, but got failure right after the installation finished.

Attachment is the installation log.
 

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Please help , I followed the instruction to install High Sierra into my Dell Inspiron 5570 laptop, but got failure right after the installation finished.

Attachment is the installation log.

Nothing attached. Open a separate thread with problem reporting files as requested in the FAQ.
 
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