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[Success] Hackintosh on a Dell Optiplex 3040 SFF Mojave(10.14.5)

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I was getting same kernel panics like poster above. Double checked all. Note I am using onboard Intel 530 graphics and do not have an external card. Also, I am installing Mojave 10.14.5 directly and have the latest Dell BIOS. I finally fixed it by looking at the DVMT preallocation guide by RehabMan on this site. In particular I think you are missing one property in your config.plist. I added framebuffer-fbmem=<00009000>. Now it boots and I have 1536MB video memory.
can you upload your config.plist file? or your entire EFI? I'm not sure how to edit the frame buffer you mentioned.
 
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can you upload your config.plist file? or your entire EFI? I'm not sure how to edit the frame buffer you mentioned.
Start with the files in post#7. I have my serial number in my plist so don't want to give it out. Its easy to add this using Clover Configurator. Open your plist (mount EFI first) and go to Devices tab. In the bottom pane choose Properties (instead of Arbitrary). You should see a list for your graphics card device (PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)). You should see the following entries:
AAPL,ig-platform-id=00001219
frame buffer-patch-enable=01000000
frame buffer-stolenmem=00003001

So click the + sign below this pane and add
framebuffer-fbmem for key and 00009000 for value.

You need to do this for install USB and the final install on the main drive.

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Start with the files in post#7. I have my serial number in my plist so don't want to give it out. Its easy to add this using Clover Configurator. Open your plist (mount EFI first) and go to Devices tab. In the bottom pane choose Properties (instead of Arbitrary). You should see a list for your graphics card device (PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)). You should see the following entries:
AAPL,ig-platform-id=00001219
frame buffer-patch-enable=01000000
frame buffer-stolenmem=00003001

So click the + sign below this pane and add
framebuffer-fbmem for key and 00009000 for value.

You need to do this for install USB and the final install on the main drive.

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I followed what you said now I am getting a bunch of jumbled up characters on the screen and a circle with a cross through it. I'm not really sure what I am doing wrong as I have followed this guide perfectly. It is worth noting that I am installing Mojave 10.14.3, not sure if it would matter if I had 10.14.5
 

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I got that too. You have to be careful when installing to your hard drive. The install will reboot several times. Once it rebooted when it said 30 minutes remaining. You need to make sure you are pressing F12 and choosing the USB to continue the install. If it boots from the hard drive, it won't be ready yet and will fail. Hard drive seemed to be the default on my BIOS boot menu, not USB. You could use Dell's BIOS Boot Sequence menu and move the USB to the top.

So press F12 at each reboot and choose the USB disk to boot from. This will bring you to the Clover Bootloader. Choose the option "Boot macOS Install from [HDD partition name]. Don't choose "Boot macOS install from [USB partition name]" anymore. You only do that on first boot with USB. At about the 3rd reboot, Clover will present more choices. Choose "Boot FileVault Preloader from Preload". This must be new to Mojave 10.14.3/5.

In summary press F12 and boot with USB until you have gone through all the setup (choosing language, iCloud, password, etc) and installed Clover, kexts into Library/Extensions and updated the plist.config on your hard drive's EFI partition. Follow post 1 instructions carefully. I also find Rehabman's guide for installing Clover for laptops useful for this whole process, start to finish.
 
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I was getting same kernel panics like poster above. Double checked all. Note I am using onboard Intel 530 graphics and do not have an external card. Also, I am installing Mojave 10.14.5 directly and have the latest Dell BIOS. I finally fixed it by looking at the DVMT preallocation guide by RehabMan on this site. In particular I think you are missing one property in your config.plist. I added framebuffer-fbmem=<00009000>. Now it boots and I have 1536MB video memory.
Very great.
I admire you for publishing the results you have solved.
 
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I got that too. You have to be careful when installing to your hard drive. The install will reboot several times. Once it rebooted when it said 30 minutes remaining. You need to make sure you are pressing F12 and choosing the USB to continue the install. If it boots from the hard drive, it won't be ready yet and will fail. Hard drive seemed to be the default on my BIOS boot menu, not USB. You could use Dell's BIOS Boot Sequence menu and move the USB to the top.

So press F12 at each reboot and choose the USB disk to boot from. This will bring you to the Clover Bootloader. Choose the option "Boot macOS Install from [HDD partition name]. Don't choose "Boot macOS install from [USB partition name]" anymore. You only do that on first boot with USB. At about the 3rd reboot, Clover will present more choices. Choose "Boot FileVault Preloader from Preload". This must be new to Mojave 10.14.3/5.

In summary press F12 and boot with USB until you have gone through all the setup (choosing language, iCloud, password, etc) and installed Clover, kexts into Library/Extensions and updated the plist.config on your hard drive's EFI partition. Follow post 1 instructions carefully. I also find Rehabman's guide for installing Clover for laptops useful for this whole process, start to finish.
I'm not even able to get it to load to the installer. I create the USB drive following tonymacs instructions and load up the config.plist file and the suggested kexts. I then put the USB drive into the Dell and boot it up, clover launches and I click the install button then I keep getting the same error windows but I never see the macOS install. I must be doing something wrong.
 
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I'm not even able to get it to load to the installer. I create the USB drive following tonymacs instructions and load up the config.plist file and the suggested kexts. I then put the USB drive into the Dell and boot it up, clover launches and I click the install button then I keep getting the same error windows but I never see the macOS install. I must be doing something wrong.
I thought in various ways but I can not understand the cause of panic.
The BIOS has been reconfirmed and there is no problem.
There is no problem in EFI of USB boot disk.
If these two points do not matter, 100% installation should be successful.
The version of Mojave has been tested with 10.14.1. After that, we are upgrading the version, but we have not verified that each version can be installed. Is this a problem?
Is the version of Mojave 10.14.1?

Is a USB boot disk inserted in the USB 2.0 port?
It will reboot several times during installation. When restarting, the crowbar menu is displayed, but the devices to be activated are shaded. If a USB boot disk is not selected, you need to select a USB boot disk.
How many times after rebooting is it to panic?
 
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Are you creating the USB disk on a Mac or Hackintosh (and not in another environment)?
I have attached my EFI Folder. It overcomes the kernel panic from the low video memory allocation on this machine as I mentioned above and it has other differences than post 7.

I use the right upper USB port on the front panel. I am installing Mojave 10.14.5 downloaded from the App Store in the past week. If this is still not working you might try one of the other guides like Rehabman's guide (it is for laptops so adjust accordingly, won't need as many kexts) or a vanilla desktop clover guide.
 

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I thought in various ways but I can not understand the cause of panic.
The BIOS has been reconfirmed and there is no problem.
There is no problem in EFI of USB boot disk.
If these two points do not matter, 100% installation should be successful.
The version of Mojave has been tested with 10.14.1. After that, we are upgrading the version, but we have not verified that each version can be installed. Is this a problem?
Is the version of Mojave 10.14.1?

Is a USB boot disk inserted in the USB 2.0 port?
It will reboot several times during installation. When restarting, the crowbar menu is displayed, but the devices to be activated are shaded. If a USB boot disk is not selected, you need to select a USB boot disk.
How many times after rebooting is it to panic?
I am using 10.14.3 and 10.14.5 both created from a 2017 MacBook Pro which is running Mojave. I have tried installing from every USB port front and back with no success. I cannot even get the Dell to boot to the MacOS install menu. When I plug in the USB and turn on the computer it loads clover, then tries to load to the installer but I ket the same screen. I can load a video showing what I am doing if that helps.
 
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I am using 10.14.3 and 10.14.5 both created from a 2017 MacBook Pro which is running Mojave. I have tried installing from every USB port front and back with no success. I cannot even get the Dell to boot to the MacOS install menu. When I plug in the USB and turn on the computer it loads clover, then tries to load to the installer but I ket the same screen. I can load a video showing what I am doing if that helps.
We have published the installation procedure of Mojave 10.14.1 on Optiplex 3040 SFF. Although 10.14.1 demonstrates the installation, it has been closely watched that the version upgrade will be performed normally thereafter. I was convinced that a new installation can be installed even if it is upgraded, but that may be wrong. I'm wondering if I should be obliged to verify if a new installation is possible after each version upgrade.
For the current latest version 10.14.5, please verify your new installation and wait a while. We will report the results a few days later.
 
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