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[Guide] Simple & fully functioning install of El Capitan to Gigabyte Z77-DS3H

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After many restarts I know what to do to have a fully functioning install of El Capitan.

Here is what I did:
[Update from October 13th]

1. Cloned my Yosemite 10.10.5 system from my SSD to an internal hd as backup.
2. Made a PDF file from the manual "UniBeast: Install OS X El Capitan on Any Supported Intel-based PC" from tonymacx86, and following his instructions.
3. Deleted some more old kexts from my old Yosemite installation at /System/Library/Extension that tonymacx86 adviced to kill in "Clover Basics and Switching Advice" because they gathered since longer times and are useless.
4. Build an USB stick with Unibeast 6.0 like tonymac advised it in his manual.
5. Moved the PDF (the manual) and all the tools I needed to this USB stick. The tools list:
5a. "UniBeast/ Install OS X El Capitan on Any Supported Intel-based PC.pdf"
5b. "Clover_v2.3k_r3270_UEFI.pkg"
5c. "CustoMac Essentials.pkg"
5d. "Clover Configurator.app"
5e. "audio_cloverALC-110_v1.0g.command"
5f. "EFI Mounter-v2.app"
6. Took a second SSD, booted from the USB Stick. Then erased the SSD with Disk Utility and installed El Capitan on the new formatted SSD.
7. Rebooted to this SSD via Clover with USB Stick still in its place.
8. Run Clover_v2.3k_r3270_UEFI.pkg
9. Run CustoMac Essentials.pkg
10. Open the EFI volume of the SSD via EFI Mounter-v2.app (check the disk # first with disk utility).
11. Run Clover Configurator.app and set the mac model (iMac 13.2, see tonymac86s manual point 5.8, makes sleep and sound without problems)
12. Run audio_cloverALC-110_v1.0g.command with "y" - rerun it several times.
13. Open /Library/Extension on the new SSD and copying the new kexts
FakeSMC.kextApple
IntelE1000e.kext
AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext
RealtekRTL8111.kext
from there to /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.11
14. Not all this kexts are needed for the Z77-DS3H. Therefore all but FakeSMC.kext and realtekALC.kext are deleted (Update: use "RealtekRTL8111.kext" meanwhile).
15. Now the kext for ethernet "ALXEthernet.kext" is copied from the EFI partition of the USB stick (use EFI Mounter-v2.app) to the EFI partition of the new El Capitan SSD (Update: use "RealtekRTL8111.kext" meanwhile).
16. In /E/C/k/10.11 now are this three kexts:
ALXEthernet.kext
FakeSMC.kext
realtekALC.kext
(Update: newest versions of F
akeSMC, RealtekRTL8111 and USBinjectAll)17. Shut down, pull the USB stick and boot El Capitan.
18. Copy the information (data, User and programs) from the Yosemite installation with migration assistant (but attention: I first transferred the configuration info too and this blocks waking up from sleep. Therefore I skipped this in a second try and all went fine).

Ready.
Sleep is working with audio and super high speed with USB 3.0 too.

Update Feb. 22.: In /E/C/k/10.11 now are this 3 kexts:
FakeSMC
RealtekRTL8111
USBinjectAll
 
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Simple & fully functioning install of El Capitan to Gigabyte Z77-DS3H

would be great!
 
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I simples cant get indo install screen. It. gets stuck at beach ball on gray screen.

Boto args: dart=0 kext-dev-node=1 HDAEnabler=Yes HDEFLayoutID=01000000
Current on yosemite 10.10.5
Ga-z77-ds3h with nvidia 670 card

Does anyone with saem problem?

What are your bios settings?
 
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=> bsalvador

1. You don't read the rules, did you? This is a guides sub forum, not one for help.

2. Would you please be so kind to fill out the mobo part in your profile correctly or is this so difficult?

3. I described a new installation, not an upgrade.

4. BIOS? Read the manuals please...
 
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Hi Kiu77 ,
I tested the same with my motherboard Z77 - DS3H . Everything was working with the installation guide published on tonymacx86 except Message and USB3. I can not connect with my AppleID account.
Do you have the same problem ?
 
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This is a guides sub forum, not one for help.
 
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That's why I asked if you had the same problem, not if you had a solution...
And for me, it is the interest of a forum to be able to share our experinces
and not just to say I did it.
But I could be wrong ...
 

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That's why I asked if you had the same problem, not if you had a solution...
And for me, it is the interest of a forum to be able to share our experinces
and not just to say I did it.
But I could be wrong ...
Only if it relates to kiu77's in post 1.
 
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That's why I asked if you had the same problem, not if you had a solution...

Well, if you read you see that my installation works completely...
I only can tell this. Maybe you want to try my method on a second drive?
It's very simple to replicate.

iMessage etc. is a completely different theme. You have to search explicitly for this.
 
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