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[Guide] Dell XPS 15 9560 MacOS 10.14.1 (all models)

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Alright i give up. for the life of me i cannot get Clover to dual boot. I have installed both OS's have a 200mb EFI partition. i can boot up 100% of the time with my USB, works like a charm. But when i install clover to the MacOS drive (With the EFI options) I delete the clover folder on my newly created clover instal, then copy over my clover DIR from my USB, then reboot....and it goes straight to Windows, no clover option at all....So I tried to rename my boot manager file in the EFI Microsoft boot DIR and now clover boots and goes to MacOS but when i choose Windows i blue screen. I have to be missing something...it cant be this hard to get it to dual boot :(
Remember that whatever is in your EFI/Boot directory is the primary Boot manager. This should be clover. It's normal that the file is duplicated inside CLOVER folder.
If you confirm it's there and still doesn't work, go to your Bios and manually choose the file inside EFI/Boot.
 
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I guess i just need these final steps broken down step by step. I have redone my laptop 3 times now following 3 different guides and always get stuck on the final clover steps.
 
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For those that still don't know this trick, I just would like to share this amazing kext that fixed the only thing left unpolished on my macOS: authentication dialogs stuttering, anytime I needed to put my password.

For my surprise, the boot loading bar is now faster in the end, because before it was freezing looking for TouchID hardware.
This should definitely be included in the OP.
Important: worked only in EFI\CLOVER\kexts, no success in Library\Extensions
 
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Hey guys,
I've seen this issue be brought up in the past, but it was always ignored and unanswered.
I am able to boot into the Clover Live USB, but I cannot partition the drive that I want to install macOS on to AFPS. It always gives me the error
" Mounting Disk
Creating a new AFPS container
Unmounting volumes
Unknown error. -110"
I am trying to dual boot with Linux, but I have a 150gb MacOS extended journaled partition set aside for Hackintosh. That is the partition that I am trying to format to AFPS and it is giving me this error in the process.

What can I do to fix this?
 
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iOS
Thank you edbr for the response. I fixed the track pack by changing the permissions and cleaning up the kext cache but i am still not able to get my USB-C port to work. I have a Dell TB15 dock and would love to be able to get my multiple monitors to work. Not sure how to accomplish this as most guides dont really discuss the USB-C, they just say to choose between TB or USB-C. But i am not sure what to do with the .aml files
 
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I've been following this guide and I encountered several problems during the installation. First one was my installation USB not showing up in boot options but I solved it by adding manual entry. Now during the installation my M2 SSD is not detected and whenever I try to install on external drive I receive error about firmware partition missing. Can anyone help me?
 
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Me.blackopp,

I too ran into some issues with my m2. I resolved them by adding the hpfs (something like that, sorry away from pc to verify) driver in clover install to usb. Then my drive was detected.

Is the drive pre formatted? Fat32?
 
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Me.blackopp,

I too ran into some issues with my m2. I resolved them by adding the hpfs (something like that, sorry away from pc to verify) driver in clover install to usb. Then my drive was detected.

Is the drive pre formatted? Fat32?
The external drive was pre formatted but I formatted it with disk utility in the installation...

EDIT:
I just solved the issue. I forgot to format external drive to APFS.
 
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