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[Success] Dell Optiplex 7050 SFF Catalina(10.15.1)

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Please note that many memory errors occur in Corei7-7700. We are planning to fix EFI.
Memory panic countermeasures
When memory panic occurs, please uncheck Intel Turbo Boost in BIOS.

☆ There are many parts that have not been verified due to incompleteness.
☆ Since it is incomplete, a question cannot be accepted.

at first
I installed Catalina on Optiplex 7050 SFF.
The graphics card used was GT730.
 If you use the built-in graphic, it becomes a pink screen.
 This issue is unresolved.


Optiplex 7050 SFF this specification
  CPU: intel core i5-7500T
  MEM: DDR4 2400MHz 8GBx2 16GB (MAX 64GB)
  HDD: intelI SSDPEKNW512GB
  Built-in audio: Realtek HDA codec ALC3234
  Built-in network: Intel ~ i219-V Gigabit Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000.
  Internal graphic: intel HD graphic 630/610
  Chipset: Intel Q270
  Graphic card: GT730 / TDP: 25 W
  Power: 180 W

Necessary things and preparation
  1. BIOS settings
    updated to latest SYSTEM BIOS version.
    OptiPlex_7050_1.12.1.exe
    File size: 17.25 MB
    BIOS loads (initializes) the system default and then Please correct the BIOS.
  2. BIOS changes
    ーVideo/Primary Display
     ◉ Intel HD Graphics
      ※ Set to use iMovie
    ーVirtualization Support
     ーーVirtualization
      ⬜︎ Enable Intel Virtualization Technology
     ーーVT for Direct I/O
      ⬜︎ Enable VT for Direct I/O
  3. Download Catalina from Apple.
  4. Create a bootable USB
    Clover_v2.5Kr5071.pkg
  5. Uploaded EFI to reduce kernel panic during installation. Copy to the EFI area of the USB boot disk.
    5-1. Download EFI.zip
    5-2. Mount the EFI of the Install macOS Catalina USB boot drive.
    5-3. Extract the EFI.ZIP file.
       Overwrite EFI folder of the USB boot disk.
    5-4. Unmount the EFI.

    Install Mojave with this USB boot drive.
Work procedure
I referred to Tonymacx86.com.
Step 1: After power on, press F12 to select bootable USB.
    Just boot from the USB boot disk and install.
    Be sure to insert the USB into the USB 2.0 port.
Step 2: Install macOS Catalina on Any Supported Intel-based PC.
    I have omitted the detailed steps above.
Step 3: After installation is complete, install Catalina with Clover configurator Mount the EFI of the SSD (intel SSD).

Step 4. Delete the EFI folder of the SSD (intel SSD) with Catalina installed and EFI.ZIP
    Please paste and unzip.
Step 5. After copying is complete, I installed Catalina with Clover configurator
    Unmount EFI of SSD (intel SSD).
Step 6: Start Kext Utility
     Prepare the permissions.
Step 7. Restart
Step 8. Select and start the SSD (intel SSD) which installed Catalina.
Screen Shot 2019-10-22 at 11.29.24.png


Step 9. Catalina Update
Screen Shot 2019-10-22 at 11.28.58.png


Function whose operation has been confirmed

USB port
: confirmed
  All ports are working.
Screen Shot 2019-10-23 at 15.37.46.png


GT730 Graphic : Unverified
  We confirmed that it works by connecting the HDMI
  output of the GT730 graphic card to the LCD monitor.
  The 2-screen display is unconfirmed.
Screen Shot 2019-10-23 at 16.42.15.png


Optiplex 7050 DVI output : Unverified
  If there is no GT730 graphics card, output from the DVI port.
Optiplex 7050 HDMI output : confirmed
  If there is no GT730 graphics card, output from the HDMI port.
  pink screen.
Screen Shot 2019-10-22 at 11.16.45.png


Sound : confirmed
  Sound was output from the speaker of the LCD monitor built-in HDMI connection.
Screen Shot 2019-10-23 at 16.51.26.png


Built-in speaker : confirmed
  The built-in speakers worked properly.
Front headphone jack : confirmed
  When I connected the headphones, the speakers were muted and sound came out of the headphones.
  It works fine when a microphone is connected.
Ethernet : confirmed
  It was confirmed that communication can be performed by connecting a wired LAN cable.
Screen Shot 2019-10-23 at 16.55.04.png


Bluetooth : confirmed
  It has been confirmed that a commercially available Bluetooth adapter works.
  (The installation operation was unnecessary)
Screen Shot 2019-11-03 at 9.49.01.png


Wireless LAN : confirmed
  It has been confirmed that a commercially available wireless adapter works.(Installation is necessary)
Screen Shot 2019-11-02 at 22.03.22.png


Sleep operation : confirmed
  There is no problem with sleep operation.
  Return is with keyboard touch or mouse.

Caution: Beware of old LCD monitors
  When connecting to an old LCD monitor via HDMI, sound may not be output.
  As HDMI version of LCD monitor with manufacturing date before 2012 is old (Ver 1.3)
  It does not match with HDMI (Ver1.4) of GT730 graphic card.
  This is not a problem with Hackintosh.

※※ How to solve difficult problems
  Rear blue jack (line out) does not work.
  There are still audio problems.
  Linr out can connect an audio DAC to the USB port to get line out.

Please enjoy Hackintosh.

Optiplex 7050 SFF Catalina EFI.zip
 

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NOV,1,2019
Catalina (10.15.1)Update
After the update, after logging in, the mouse icon changed to a round rainbow and the screen appeared to be locked. When the power was forcibly turned off and restarted, it started normally.
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Using the built-in graphics results in a pink screen.
This problem was not solved.
 
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Mitsuhiro san , thatnk you for your guide. I've a 7050 sff with i5 6600. I've just bought an Asus GT730 and tomorrow I'll try to install MacOs . Thank you
 
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