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[Guide] HP 6300 Pro / HP 8300 Elite - A 100 percent Working and Easily Affordable CustoMac

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hi @watrworld

my system is HP-8300 with GT-710, running on Mac-OS Mojave no issues so far with my gt710 dual monitor works even in 4K @30fps


Ok, I just did the upgrade.

Problem, Clover does not appear to recognize the MAC drive.

Slight panic, but I think Mojave is APFS, no? Is there something I need to add to clover to recognize APFS?

SOLVED:

I downloaded apfs.efi and put in /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/

Up and running in Mojave now!

Thanks!
 
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hmm. I have a really nice install now thanks to this guide. (thanks!)

two things I cannot figure out:

  1. usb charges my gopro (hero 6) but does not mount it as a volume.
  2. the wireless adapter mentioned in this thread does not show up in system preferences.

audio is good, but about half the volume of the winders install on the other harddrive.

i have several other devices plugged into the usb ports (bluetooth/wireless keyboard/mouse) that are working fine. I've swapped devices around front to back with no differences.

any ideas what I've done wrong for mounting the gopro volumes and wireless ?

thanks !
 

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any ideas what I've done wrong for mounting the gopro volumes and wireless ?
Specifically which wireless adapter ? Have you connected the BT cable to the USB 2 (media header) ?
You can try the following SSDT for USB. Place it in Clover/ACPI/patched folder on your system drive.
Reboot and then test out your GoPro again.
 

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Ok, I just did the upgrade.

Problem, Clover does not appear to recognize the MAC drive.

Slight panic, but I think Mojave is APFS, no? Is there something I need to add to clover to recognize APFS?

SOLVED:

I downloaded apfs.efi and put in /EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/

Up and running in Mojave now!

Thanks!

Oops updated to latest 10.14.3 Mojave, and no sound. It was working on 10.14.2. I've re-checked my SSDT setup and all is as specified.

Anyone have any idea? Boot time is also quite long.
 

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Oops updated to latest 10.14.3 Mojave, and no sound. It was working on 10.14.2. I've re-checked my SSDT setup and all is as specified.

Anyone have any idea? Boot time is also quite long.
Are you using AppleALC and Lilu to enable audio ? Voodoo ? Patched DSDT ?
 

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Yes, AppleALC and Lilu.
If you don't have the latest versions you might try updating to those first. Delete the existing ones and then install newer ones with Kextbeast to /L/E rebuild caches.
 
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1 Specifically which wireless adapter ?
2 Have you connected the BT cable to the USB 2 (media header) ?
3 You can try the following SSDT for USB. Place it in Clover/ACPI/patched folder on your system drive.
Reboot and then test out your GoPro again.

1 this is the adapter I purchased and tried: EDUP WiFi Adapter ac600Mbps Wireless USB Adapter 5.8GHz/2.4GHz Dual Band 600Mbps USB Adapter 2dBi External
2 I haven't changed any of the connector locations yet. I must have missed that portion of the install instructions.
3 i'll give that a try today. I've had a decent amount of trouble trying to make sense of the Clover/ssdt terminology so far. generally when I do anything 'new' with clover or chameleon boot loaders, or configuration files, I end up with a non booting system. currently i have two partitions on my hackintosh ssd: first partition= 'testing' and second partition = 'stable'. normally when I screw up the clover/chameleon config and it won't boot the 'testing' partition i'll just copy over the 'stable' partition to 'testing' and try again. the kexts/dsdt/boot stuff is really difficult for me, as I am blindly following instructions with no understanding of what is happening. i need 'why' to get what is happening.
 

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this is the adapter I purchased and tried: EDUP WiFi Adapter ac600Mbps Wireless USB Adapter 5.8GHz/2.4GHz Dual Band 600Mbps USB Adapter 2dBi External
That will work with the correct drivers installed. It's not natively supported.
You could try the TP-link driver (10.13 version) for their WN725N USB dongle. It has the same chip in it.
 
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That will work with the correct drivers installed. It's not natively supported.
You could try the TP-link driver (10.13 version) for their WN725N USB dongle. It has the same chip in it.

man y'all really know your way around this stuff !
that worked splendid, but i ordered another wifi dongle that is said to be supported natively just for fun.

i spent a week using Windows 10 and thought "this isn't too terrible" but whew mac os is soooooo much better to be back in !


I'm REALLY digging this fast and easy to use hack !
 
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