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[Guide] Booting the OS X installer on LAPTOPS with Clover

RehabMan

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some minutes after selecting the install icon(bo verbosth in verbos and non) i face splash or broken.in verbos i saw it wrote something like no bluetooth detected and splash came up.:banghead:
Boot verbose, show photo. Post EFI/Clover folder as ZIP (omit 'themes' folder).
 

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I have used every possible combination of boot flags to start up el capital but I am still unable to boot up el capital installation. I have the latest clover installed
Boot verbose, show photo. Post EFI/Clover folder as ZIP (omit 'themes' folder).
 

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You did not follow the guide correctly:
- drivers64UEFI is missing OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi.
- GenericUSBXHCI.kext may not be a good choice (you should focus on using USB2 flash media in USB2 port)
- your profile does not include screen resolution. Therefore, no way to know if your config.plist is correct.

But "still waiting for root device" indicates a USB problem. Try all USB2 ports, use USB2 media.

See also additional USB solutions: http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-laptop-support/173616-guide-10-11-usb-changes-solutions.html
 
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You did not follow the guide correctly:
- drivers64UEFI is missing OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi.
- GenericUSBXHCI.kext may not be a good choice (you should focus on using USB2 flash media in USB2 port)
- your profile does not include screen resolution. Therefore, no way to know if your config.plist is correct.

But "still waiting for root device" indicates a USB problem. Try all USB2 ports, use USB2 media.

See also additional USB solutions: http://www.tonymacx86.com/el-capitan-laptop-support/173616-guide-10-11-usb-changes-solutions.html
i have removed config.plist and added "config_HD3000_1366x768" and renamed it to config.plist. did i find something wrong?
my laptop has just one usb2 and 2 usb3 ports.
 

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i have removed config.plist and added "config_HD3000_1366x768" and renamed it to config.plist. did i find something wrong?
No idea... As written in my previous response, your profile does not provide information on your screen resolution.

Read post #1 regarding the correct way to place hardware details in your profile.

my laptop has just one usb2 and 2 usb3 ports.
The USB3 ports are not likely to be supported. Use only the USB2 port.
 

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I was able to boot into el capital, set up my keyboard, choose language, set up internet. I get past the internet set up screen and then a dark gray screen appears then the spinning car wheel and then my computer restarts. My laptop restarts everytime i boot into my target hard drive.
No need to setup internet when in the installer (unnecessary risk).

Boot verbose, show photo. Post EFI/Clover folder as ZIP (omit 'themes' folder).
 

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I got past that internet setup screen, after I selected this mac does not connect to ethernet.
Make sure you have the correct Ethernet drivers installed. See links in FAQ.

Also, during post-installation part of the guide, when installing clover to the hard drive, do I select the same options for clover hard drive as I did for clover USB ?
Yes. All setup must be the same (config.plist, HFSPlus.efi, drivers64UEFI, kexts, etc).
 
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Finally I installed OS X Yosemite on my Dell Vostro 3450 after changes DropOem, CStates/PStates to true in config.plist file. But installation from USB flash drive loads only on USB 3 port. Thanks RehabMan for instructions.

Now I have another question. In my system after installation not working audio, wifi, brightness, battery status. How to fix them? Maybe someone can help me with that and connect to my computer with teamviewer. Of course not for free, I pay for service.

Thanks.
 

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I see, i did not know that. I have only selected the same files for clover but ai did not do config.plist and HFSaplus.efi and drivers64UEFI. By the way, to get into el capitan installation, I had to do the entire guide formatting my USB using UEFI GPT partition instead of legacy MBR. I so not understand why but UEFI seemed to work even though i have a legacy bios laptop.
Not possible to boot UEFI if your BIOS doesn't have it. Seems as if you're misinformed about your BIOS capabilities.

Also, I have yosemite installed with wifi but the graphics is very laggy and choppy like an old 1998 computer. I have a AMD R7 260X on my deaktop. I installed 2 kexts (forgot from where) and ai have full QECI and 1080p display. But the problem is the choppy GPU responsiveness. I managed to get smooth graphics working with full QECI and 1080p resolution but I forgot what boot flags I used. In insanelymac chat, a user told me to take out safe mode -x which I did and that time it worked perfectly, I just dont know what combination of boot flags made the desktop graphics work perfectly before. The desktop build was intel core i7 3930k AMD R7 260X and intel c606 chipset GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI Any guidance ?
Desktop build off-topic, irrelevant.

Post ioreg as ZIP: http://www.tonymacx86.com/audio/58368-guide-how-make-copy-ioreg.html. Please, use the IORegistryExplorer v2.1 attached to the post! DO NOT reply with an ioreg from any other version of IORegistryExplorer.app.

Also, post EFI/Clover folder as ZIP (press F4 at main Clover screen before collecting). Please eliminate 'themes' directory, especially if you have an overabundance of themes installed.
 
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