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This is not an extract from Clover. Press F4 in Clover and provide all DSDT/SSDT files from ACPI/origin.

Clover F4 extraction doesn't work. No files in ACPI/origin. Does it work the same if I boot from a USB key?
 

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Clover F4 extraction doesn't work. No files in ACPI/origin. Does it work the same if I boot from a USB key?

Perhaps you're not pressing F4. On some computers, F4 is actually Fn+F4 (depends on BIOS setting).
 
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I've tried both.

More possibilities for your mistake...

- it is possible you deleted the ACPI/origin directory (clover will not create it, although the Clover installer does)
- it is possible you're not looking at the EFI/Clover you used to boot the machine

If you're booting from your HDD, be aware that the EFI partition is not automatically mounted. Read the FAQ for instructions on mounting EFI.
 
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More possibilities for your mistake...

- it is possible you deleted the ACPI/origin directory (clover will not create it, although the Clover installer does)
- it is possible you're not looking at the EFI/Clover you used to boot the machine

If you're booting from your HDD, be aware that the EFI partition is not automatically mounted. Read the FAQ for instructions on mounting EFI.

ACPI/origin directory is still there.
Screenshot_1.png

I'm booting from USB installation key since I can't install Clover in the HDD EFI partition because I can only boot in safe mode. One thing that I could try is to read the HDD with my other Mac and copy Clover manually from the USB key to the EFI partition. Although I don't know if this is a suitable way...

I can't mount EFI partitions in my hackintosh since i can only boot in safe mode and fat mounting is disabled.
 

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ACPI/origin directory is still there.
View attachment 186303

In that image, you didn't have the folder open. Impossible to tell if there is any files there.

I'm booting from USB installation key since I can't install Clover in the HDD EFI partition because I can only boot in safe mode.

Note that you must press F4 and Fn+F4 at when booting from that EFI/Clover. Clover will only write to the boot EFI. If you're booting from USB, you'll find the resulting files there, not on your HDD/SSD EFI.

I'm booting from USB installation key since I can't install Clover in the HDD EFI partition because I can only boot in safe mode.

You can probably boot only in safe mode because your config.plist is wrong (it probably doesn't have the HECI->IMEI rename, or other problems).

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

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Note the ACPI files you previously provided have unusual errors when disassembled properly with refs.txt as per guide.

I just wonder whether they are a clean set (it depends a lot on the specifics of config.plist).
 
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In that image, you didn't have the folder open. Impossible to tell if there is any files there.



Note that you must press F4 and Fn+F4 at when booting from that EFI/Clover. Clover will only write to the boot EFI. If you're booting from USB, you'll find the resulting files there, not on your HDD/SSD EFI.



You can probably boot only in safe mode because your config.plist is wrong (it probably doesn't have the HECI->IMEI rename, or other problems).

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

EFI/Clover folder is posted in post #5. No changes since then. And since I boot from USB key I expect to find the files in the USB EFI partition.

Verbose photo is barely impossible to catch. I will try tomorrow with my DSLR.

APCI/origin folder opened. Here you are:
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EFI/Clover folder is posted in post #5. No changes since then. And since I boot from USB key I expect to find the files in the USB EFI partition.

The config.plist there lacks the HECI->IMEI rename. It was added to my guide files yesterday.

APCI/origin folder opened. Here you are:
View attachment 186307

It likely means you didn't boot from that EFI/Clover and press F4.
 
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The config.plist there lacks the HECI->IMEI rename. It was added to my guide files yesterday.

I used the new config.plist DSDT dictionary (Copy-Paste to my config.plist) but still unrecognised graphics and no boot unless -x flag is applied.

It likely means you didn't boot from that EFI/Clover and press F4.

My USB key was dead and was read-only. I threw it in the garbage can and started over. Here are DSDTs exctracted with F4.
 

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I used the new config.plist DSDT dictionary (Copy-Paste to my config.plist) but still unrecognised graphics and no boot unless -x flag is applied.



My USB key was dead and was read-only. I threw it in the garbage can and started over. Here are DSDTs exctracted with F4.

Did you set DVMT-prealloc to 64mb?

What happens when you boot (without safe mode)?

There is no unusual problems with these ACPI files. I disassembled with refs.txt per guide:

Code:
iasl -da -dl -fe refs.txt DSDT.aml SSDT*.aml

The resulting DSDT.dsl has no errors. SSDT-0.dsl, no errors. SSDT-1.dsl no errors after "Remove _DSM methods". SSDT-2.dsl, SSDT-3, SSDT-4, SSDT-12, SSDT-13, all no errors.
 
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