Contribute
Register

[Guide] El Capitan on the Intel Skylake NUC

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Sep 1, 2014
Messages
2,955
Motherboard
GA-H87N-WIFI
CPU
i7-4790S
Graphics
GT 740
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Windows dual boot: Would there be any advantage to install Windows on the 2nd drive slot (M.2) vs same drive as OSX is installed? I'm up for trying it on this SYH, but I would like to know beforehand.

The general advice is that it's easier to install on separate drives -- just disconnect each one while the other is installing and applying initial OS updates, and make sure to install Windows in UEFI mode if OS X is installed in UEFI mode.

That said, I have only done the single-drive install myself.
 
Joined
Jan 19, 2016
Messages
2
CPU
i3
Graphics
hd 6000
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
HI,

I have a really weird problem that i cannot know why it is happening.

The guid is working fine for me until I get to Selecting the proper drive to install the OSX on. It only shows the Installer USB Thumb and nothing else at all although I have 260 GB M.2 Samsung and 500 GB toshiba 2.5 internal drive into the NUC6I3SYH.

the solution to continue the installation was to plug in an external drive and to install the OS X on. it appeared at once as i plugged it into the NUC. why do the internals do not appear at all?

Then I installed the OSX on the external drive and it works fine.

it works fine but of course i need to install on the M.2 or the internal Drive.

can you help me with this.

by the way I did not provide the NVMe for OSX while configuring the Installer because i think my M.2 is not a NVMe. is it?
 
Joined
Sep 1, 2014
Messages
2,955
Motherboard
GA-H87N-WIFI
CPU
i7-4790S
Graphics
GT 740
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
The Samsung drive should have said whether it was NVMe or not. They have at least 2 NVMe models and at least 2 non-NVMe models in the m.2 form factor, so you haven't given us enough information to say.

However, I believe the m.2 slot may be inactive by default in the 33 bios, so make sure to enable that.

Not sure why the 2.5" drive wouldn't show, but I'd double-check all BIOS settings to be sure.
 
Joined
Jan 5, 2016
Messages
1
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Thank you for the excellent guide. I would not have
been to get El Capitan working on my NUC 6I3SYH.
However I decided to upgrade my BIOS to the latest
version and could not boot windows nor OSX afterwards.
I noticed that my m.2 ssd was no longer showing up
and found that INTEL have decided that m.2 now needs
to be enabled in the BIOS config.
Enabling it allowed me to boot into Windows again,
however trying to boot OSX, I noticed all the clover boot
options have gone.?

Any ideas how I can easily restore these settings ?

Once again, many thanks for your excellent work.:thumbup:
 
Joined
Sep 1, 2014
Messages
2,955
Motherboard
GA-H87N-WIFI
CPU
i7-4790S
Graphics
GT 740
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
Maybe make sure UEFI boot is enabled in BIOS, and use your BIOS hotkey to select a boot device and pick UEFI:YourSSD?

Request: All of you please let me know whether anyone has the NUC working with OS X with BIOS 33, just to be sure. Thanks!
 
Joined
Jun 5, 2015
Messages
9
Motherboard
Intel NUC 6i5SYH
CPU
i5 Skylake 6260U
Graphics
Intel Iris Graphics 540
Mac
  1. Mac mini
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
HI,

I have a really weird problem that i cannot know why it is happening.

The guid is working fine for me until I get to Selecting the proper drive to install the OSX on. It only shows the Installer USB Thumb and nothing else at all although I have 260 GB M.2 Samsung and 500 GB toshiba 2.5 internal drive into the NUC6I3SYH.

the solution to continue the installation was to plug in an external drive and to install the OS X on. it appeared at once as i plugged it into the NUC. why do the internals do not appear at all?

Then I installed the OSX on the external drive and it works fine.

it works fine but of course i need to install on the M.2 or the internal Drive.

can you help me with this.

by the way I did not provide the NVMe for OSX while configuring the Installer because i think my M.2 is not a NVMe. is it?

Regarding the Samsung M.2 drive it is necessary to know which model you are referring to. I had a similar situation with the Samsung 950 Pro M.2 that was not detected in the OSX disk utility while I could use it in windows 10 setup.
I was able to solve the problem easily by using the NVME driver as indicated in the first page of this guide. In this way I was able to install OSX into the M.2 Samsung SSD and everything is working properly.
 
Joined
Dec 17, 2011
Messages
47
Motherboard
Intel NUC6i3SKY
CPU
i3-6100U
Graphics
HD 520
Request: All of you please let me know whether anyone has the NUC working with OS X with BIOS 33, just to be sure. Thanks!
Working for me since day 1.

But I have another problem.
I installed Chrome on Mac OS, but if I try to add the 1password extension (https://agilebits.com/onepassword/extensions) the whole Mac OS X logs out. I don't know why. Safari is working fine. It could be possible, due to the true crypt container for one user. Could someone else verify this bug?
 
Joined
Sep 1, 2014
Messages
2,955
Motherboard
GA-H87N-WIFI
CPU
i7-4790S
Graphics
GT 740
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
  2. Mac mini
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
If you run Console.app and look on the left under System Diagnostic Reports do you see any WindowServer crash reports? Or any others from about the right time as the auto-logout?
 
Joined
Feb 14, 2016
Messages
2
Motherboard
NUC
CPU
i3-6100U
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 520
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Request: All of you please let me know whether anyone has the NUC working with OS X with BIOS 33, just to be sure. Thanks!

No problems running OSX with BIOS 33 other than the issues everyone has with graphics.
 
Joined
Feb 16, 2016
Messages
3
Motherboard
XPS 13 9350
CPU
Intel Core i7-6560U
Graphics
Intel Iris 540
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Hello guys!
I see that one of the Intel Skylake NUC has an Iris 540 as integrated gpu.
I have the same card on my Dell XPS 9350, and I'm trying to get graphics acceleration.
How did you patch DSDT/SSDT in order to achieve that?
Thanks
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top