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  1. Nice Hack, a Skylake AIO! For WLAN, Intel cards were never supported and probably never will be. Seems your PCI-e mini card is not that hard to reach, cosider swapping it for a OSX compatible one. Note that your BIOS may have a whitelist of allowed devices, so a non Lenovo branded device may not work at all. As for touchscreen, there are YT videos, if you really need that with macOS.
  2. I may be wrong here, but if my memory serves the ATI HD 3XXX family was last supported in OSX 10.5 32bit. For 10.10 and up you want a HD 5XXX card or better or a matching NVIDIA equivalent. For a server like yours a cheap HD 5450 or HD 6360 should be sufficient. Whether your MacPro will like non Apple branded cards or not, I can´t tell. With Hackintosh, e.g HP HD 5450 or HD 6360 low end cards do work fine with 10.13.
  3. Hi slapbass! From what I gathered your HD5500 has issues with the allocated memory since OSX 10.10. The framebuffer for your GPU has to be edited accordingly. Read here please to get the idea: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/318557-guide-hackintosh-install-el-capitan-10113-on-hp-pavilion-15-hd5500/?hl=%2Bhd+%2B5500+%2Bel+%2Bcapitan Intel WLAN cards never worked in OSX and will never do, as you may know.
  4. When Apple changed the USB cores services for 10.10 and up, many WLAN devices were left behind. In the long run, I would consider one of these known to work: PCIe: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 N900 ( works oob) PCI: TP-Link TL-WN851ND 300Mbit/s (works with AtherosWiFiInjector.kext.zip) You already tried this one, I presume:
  5. If there is no option to disable the dedicated GPU in BIOS a special boot stick made for your laptop will be needed. Such a custom thumb drive is near impossible to create without a working macOS. The USB3 ports will be an issue too, kext for USB3 must be loaded at boot. Any other laptos you have available? A used Lenovo T420 makes a good Hackintosh for example.
  6. Yes, the caravan moves on. Any insight as to whether HFS read ability or HFS+ read/write will still be enabled in APFS? As with BSD, Apple aquired a rather old dog to present it brushed up as soething new: BTRFS. btrfs-features-1405320.pdf Edit: Quote from Apple: macOS High Sierra also maintains complete read-and-write compatibility with previously formatted HFS drives.
  7. Did you already see this page? http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/299911-dell-inspiron-3x21-5x21-clover-install-guide-dell/ The WLAN card does not work with macOS.
  8. Your laptop seems to come with a Intel® HD Graphics 4600 and the GeForce GTX 970M. A Hackintosh can not boot with two active GPU by default. If you can disable the GTX970 in BIOS, you may try with your Intel HD 4600. Best use USB mouse and keyboard until all needed kext are installed. It may be possible to hack it with a lot of skills and labour, but I would not choose such a lappy as first hack. Is this your laptop? Core specs Processor Quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQ RAM 16GB Memory slots (free) 2 (0) Max memory 16GB Size 418.5x287x21.8mm Weight 2.66kg Sound Realtek HD Audio (3x 3.5mm audio jacks) Pointing device Touchpad Display Screen size 17.3in Screen resolution 1,920x1,080 Touchscreen No Graphics adaptor Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M Graphics outputs 2x Mini DisplayPort, HDMI Graphics memory 3GB Storage Total storage 128GB SSD, 1TB hard disk Optical drive type None Ports and expansion USB ports 4x USB3 Bluetooth Yes Networking 802.11ac, gigabit Ethernet Memory card reader SDHC, SDXC Other ports None Miscellaneous Operating system Windows 8.1 Operating system restore option Restore partition
  9. I tried to find the device´s specs. In the past it was possible to edit the AirPort Atheros40 kext. Some footwork will have to be done. Maybe consider swapping the card for a one working with Sierra oob. https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Rivet_Networks_Killer_Wireless-AC_1535 Best look here for some proceedings: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312045-atheros-wireless-driver-os-x-101112-for-unsupported-cards/
  10. Looked at the specs and would recommend to get rid of the RN50. From what I gathered its akin to these: https://www.cnet.com/products/ati-radeon-7000-series/specs/ Swap it for a HD 5450 or 6350 or anything more performant if you need it. Next read the rather good guide here to get the idea: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-1 Disable all the RAID jazz and similar, set the onboard sATA controller to AHCI and give it a go.
  11. Did you follow Qwels suggestion? When macOS initialises a storage device with GUID partition map, a hidden EFI partition is created. Clover uses this partiton for its magic. As you seem to be able to boot from USB stick, you probably forgot to move the Clover files to your main drive´s EFI partition. Mount the USB´s EFI, copy the EFI folder to your desktop. Eject the USB EFI Mount the HDD´s EFI Copy over the EFI folder from your desktop. To mount EFI, you may proeed like this in Terminal: (Taken from The Mac Admin)
  12. I never got my Optiplex 745 working with OSX. Did not try that hard and gave up as I have other choices like a Lenovo T420 and Optiplex 780. The crux with the 745 is the sATA controller not supporting AHCI properly from factory. You may try a kernel extension adding that feature like this one: In case this does not do the trick other similar kexts will be floating around on the net. Some users also reported the Optiplex 745 woking with Clover oob. Maybe I´ll try myself if I find a spare 745 on flea bay cheap. Don´t want to mess with the 745 running as .ts recorder/player. My wife won´t be amused about that. (crazy prices being asked here for old 745 MT here meanwhile) Off topic: A Xeon X3210 works fine with a 745, found one for EUR 7,45 on flea bay the other day. A cooler with copper heat pipes is highly recommended. DT and MT should be fine, SFF and USFF not.
  13. I have a E8400 Optiplex 780 still running with Sierra. I´m using a cheap HP HD 5450 and HD 6350 which are sufficient for office tasks or other not too GPU demanding tasks. Here is a guide for Clover bootloader and the Optiplex PCs, maybe you can use a few things from there: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312656-guide-macos-sierra-1012-dell-optiplex-780-760-755-790-990/page-1 2GB RAM is the bare minimum for Sierra, best upgrade to 4GB and maybe consider a small SSD as boot drive too. As you managed to install Sierra, you already have overcome the biggest obstacles, a macOS compatible PCI-e graphics card should cure most issues with your hack. The kext for your LAN chip is here: Always install kexts with kext utility and do repair permissions before restarting. Kext Utility.app.zip
  14. Just for the records, I meanwhile lost my icloud access totally. First it was the same issue as hackintosh0505 reported, permanent queries to give user/pass. That cured it for a while. Next came two factor authentification and I sumitted my cell phone number. From that day I could not access the icloud account any more. For 15th of June apllication dedicated passwords are reqired for icloud, so they say. Not for me, thanks thats it. Too bad Gockel is coming up with the same "improvements" it seems. Your account has been accessed by an unsafe app blah, blah... Was that really you signing in with MacBook so and so... I´m inclined to agree with TpwUK. Conserve what you want macOS or OSX wise (for instance I still got a 10.6.8 instance on an old Optiplex 780) and switch to another OS for anything internet related. Windows 10 is not that bad, and there are tons of GNU/Linux builds. You may know that W10-64 does still run the "free" Adobe CS2 suite plus BasiliskII Build 142 to read/write HFS floppies and Mac SCSI devices. A historical joke that we have to use Windows to access vintage Mac stuff. With Apple´s AFS file system ante portas, I can´t see much reasons for using macOS at all, unless you are a XCode developer. Just my 2 EUR cents.
  15. I would give your notebook a whirl with El Capitan or Sierra, can´t harm to try. There are comments over at Insanelymac about the HD 4000 GPU since 2013, so it should work basicsally. Whether the peripherals like webcam, card reader, camera etc. will work or not, I can´t tell. The Clover boot loader is evolving great and auto detects tons of hardware. To get the OS is a hen/egg problem. Though Apple is offering new OS for free, its near impossible to DL without a working macOS. If you already have a Yosemite instance running you should get the recent OS download ofered. A virtual machine may be worth a thought too. Here is a link to another Vivobook to give you the idea - lots of reading and consideration. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/312773-guide-el-capitan-10115-on-asus-vivobook-s400c-s400ca-ca178h/?hl=%2Basus+%2Bvivobook#entry2402952 Good luck!