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Issues Installing on Acer E15 E5-575G-53VG

Flexnard1234

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Hi,

I'm having trouble installing on my laptop.
Here are my bios changes:
  1. Set boot mode to UEFI : Already selected in Bios
  2. Disable secure boot: Done
  3. Sata mode to AHCI: Not available in Bios
  4. Disable Intel Virtualization Support: Not available in Bios
  5. Disable VT for Direct I/O: Not available in Bios
Laptop : Acer Aspire E15 E5-575G-53VG | Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3Ghz with Turbo Boost to 2.8Ghz | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB Dedicated VRAM | 1366x768 | Windows 10 64 Bit | Mojave 10.14
 

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noobsplanet

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Your profile is incomplete, complete it first:

Hi,

I'm having trouble installing on my laptop.
Here are my bios changes:
  1. Set boot mode to UEFI : Already selected in Bios
  2. Disable secure boot: Done
  3. Sata mode to AHCI: Not available in Bios
  4. Disable Intel Virtualization Support: Not available in Bios
  5. Disable VT for Direct I/O: Not available in Bios
Laptop : Acer Aspire E15 E5-575G-53VG | Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3Ghz with Turbo Boost to 2.8Ghz | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 2GB Dedicated VRAM | 1366x768 | Windows 10 64 Bit | Mojave 10.14
Is this your first install? From where did you prepare the USB? Seems like you're using the DSDT for a different system. If so boot without DSDT. Disable the DSDT from the clover boot screen.

Where do I find the Clover folder? On the USB?
You can find clover in your EFI Partition of USB (200 MB). For more information look at the following post.
 

Flexnard1234

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Your profile is incomplete, complete it first:


Is this your first install? From where did you prepare the USB? Seems like you're using the DSDT for a different system. If so boot without DSDT.



You can find clover in your EFI Partition of USB (200 MB). For more information look at the following post.
Okay, I do not have a Clover folder by the looks of it. When was I supposed to install it? The guide didn't say anything about doing that before the installation was complete. This is my first install; I set up the USB on the laptop I'm trying to change.

Where do I disable DSDT? There is an option in settings under ACPI patching that has Debug DSDT but it is already unselected.
 

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Okay, I do not have a Clover folder by the looks of it. When was I supposed to install it? The guide didn't say anything about doing that before the installation was complete. This is my first install; I set up the USB on the laptop I'm trying to change.
Remember every laptop's hardware is different than that of real mac. so, tweaking may be necessary for some laptop. The Hackintosh boot tweaks are done by the cover boot loader and config.plist which will make Hackintosh start. For most of the laptop, our mentioned guide will work as said which has been preconfigured clover. For you, you may need to change the entire clover of edit some on EFI partition of USB to install the system.

Where do I disable DSDT? There is an option in settings under ACPI patching that has Debug DSDT but it is already unselected.
If you're following our guide and used our Hackintosh Image then there's no DSDT present in Clover and hence no meaning to disable. DSDT is located inside /EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched folder, be sure to read the following guide. The Image you posted above doesn't have Clover folder so I guess you mounted the EFI partition of HDD not of USB. For the confirmation, you may eject the USB is still the above files and folder visible? If yes then you've mounded the HDD's EFI.

If you're a professional you may directly place the Clover into above-mounted location inside EFI folder and From the BIOS and Add the Bootloader locate/give path to /EFI/Clover/Cloverx64.efi (Make sure you eject USB while adding so that you won't get confused about multiple Clover location), you can name anything to let's say "Clover HDD". Now set this newly created bootloader to top -> Apply -> Save. That's it. Now you've clover installed already into HDD and you can easily mount it edit it if necessary from widows. Good Luck.

 

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Flexnard1234

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Remember every laptop's hardware is different than that of real mac. so, tweaking may be necessary for some laptop. The Hackintosh boot tweaks are done by the cover boot loader and config.plist which will make Hackintosh start. For most of the laptop, our mentioned guide will work as said which has been preconfigured clover. For you, you may need to change the entire clover of edit some on EFI partition of USB to install the system.


If you're following our guide and used our Hackintosh Image then there's no DSDT present in Clover and hence no meaning to disable. DSDT is located inside /EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched folder, be sure to read the following guide. The Image you posted above doesn't have Clover folder so I guess you mounted the EFI partition of HDD not of USB. For the confirmation, you may eject the USB is still the above files and folder visible? If yes then you've mounded the HDD's EFI.

If you're a professional you may directly place the Clover into above-mounted location inside EFI folder and From the BIOS and Add the Bootloader locate/give path to /EFI/Clover/Cloverx64.efi (Make sure you eject USB while adding so that you won't get confused about multiple Clover location), you can name anything to let's say "Clover HDD". Now set this newly created bootloader to top -> Apply -> Save. That's it. Now you've clover installed already into HDD and you can easily mount it edit it if necessary from widows. Good Luck.

Okay, so after some googling, I found how to mount the EFI partition of the USB. For some reason my computer then did not want to give me permission to access it, so I had to find a workaround for that. During that time however, I created a new stick from my desktop. I tried installation again and had the same problem. I looked in the patched folder and there is no DSDT file like you said. Here is the clover folder. Can I just copy and paste the folder you gave me above and replace the old clover?
 

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Okay, so after some googling, I found how to mount the EFI partition of the USB. For some reason my computer then did not want to give me permission to access it, so I had to find a workaround for that. During that time however, I created a new stick from my desktop. I tried installation again and had the same problem. I looked in the patched folder and there is no DSDT file like you said. Here is the clover folder. Can I just copy and paste the folder you gave me above and replace the old clover?
Yes you can delete the old one and place with the above clover that I attached but make sure you make a backup before replacing it. And boot with -v boot argument if you get an error attach the image.
 

Flexnard1234

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Yes you can delete the old one and place with the above clover that I attached but make sure you make a backup before replacing it. And boot with -v boot argument if you get an error attach the image.
Okay, worked perfectly, but I don’t see OS X Journalized in the list. I may have moved the wrong folder. Inside the zip, there is the first clover folder and the MACOSX folder. Inside the Mac folder, there's another clover folder and a 1kb clover file. Which was I supposed to use?
 

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Okay, worked perfectly, but I don’t see OS X Journalized in the list. I may have moved the wrong folder. Inside the zip, there is the first clover folder and the MACOSX folder. Inside the Mac folder, there's another clover folder and a 1kb clover file. Which was I supposed to use?
You need to go with APFS. APFS is a new file system by Apple introduced from High Sierra and is a replacement for HFS+ file system.
Go with APFS.
 

Flexnard1234

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You need to go with APFS. APFS is a new file system by Apple introduced from High Sierra and is a replacement for HFS+ file system.
Go with APFS.
I actually figured out a workaround. I went into partition and partitioned the drive into OS X Journalized then went and erased the drive into OS X Journalized. But on par with how its been going, I've run into yet another issue. I'm trying to disable my Nvidia card using the guide in the FAQ. I'm creating a SSDt, but I am having issues with it. The commands aren't working in the guide. Currently, the only thing I have done is install CLOVER to make it bootable from hard drive. I pressed Fn+F4 and F4 at the clover screen, but I didn't get any indication that anything worked.

Also, to install the keyboard and trackpad fix, do I just copy and paste the Voodoo kext into the Other folder or the Extensions folder? I tried following the guide, but when I do ls -l | "Rehab" it does not show RehabMan-Voodoo-2017-1130. The guide says my Other folder should be empty, but it's not. There is no .plist in the download.

okay, so I ran sudo kextcache -I / and I got the attached image.

Update: I deleted the Apple PS2 kexts and removed the kexts from the CLOVER folder and installed them in the Extensions folder. This made the laptop unbootable from HDD, so I booted from USB. The keyboard worked but not the trackpad. I restored kexts to the CLOVER folder, and the laptop is now bootable from HDD, and the keyboard no longer works. Is there something conflicting in the CLOVER kexts? I attached an image of my CLOVER kexts.
 

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I actually figured out a workaround. I went into partition and partitioned the drive into OS X Journalized then went and erased the drive into OS X Journalized. But on par with how its been going, I've run into yet another issue. I'm trying to disable my Nvidia card using the guide in the FAQ. I'm creating an SSDT, but I am having issues with it. The commands aren't working in the guide. Currently, the only thing I have done is install CLOVER to make it bootable from hard drive. I pressed Fn+F4 and F4 at the clover screen, but I didn't get any indication that anything worked.
That's glad to hear you successfully installed Hackintosh in your laptop. As per your signuature, we don't see any other Graphics card on your system but as per system specification of your laptop, you should have Intel HD 520? Did you forget to mention it? please be sure to update your signature whenever your system updates.

As per the attachment you've posted above for generating SSDT.aml you got output command not found so instead you should use sudo ./ssdtPRGen.sh , also I have corrected in the guide as well, thanks for your info. when you press the keys you won't get any message or any indication, just boot normally and once the boot is complete mount the EFI partition and check inside Clover -> ACPI -> origin folder then you should be able to see the generated ACPI files.

Also, to install the keyboard and trackpad fix, do I just copy and paste the Voodoo kext into the Other folder or the Extensions folder? I tried following the guide, but when I do ls -l | "Rehab" it does not show RehabMan-Voodoo-2017-1130. The guide says my Other folder should be empty, but it's not. There is no .plist in the download.

okay, so I ran sudo kextcache -I / and I got the attached image.
In FAQ I guess I mentioned that Kext should be installed in either S/L/E/ or L/E/ or Clover/Kext/Other/ right? Installing kext to Clover/Kexts/Other/ is good idea because it don't need any special permission and kext can be just copied and paste inside this folder to install but however installing kext to S/L/E/ or L/E/ requires special permission to install kext so use KextWizard to install the kext or manually copy and paste the paste and give proper permission to those kexts. Your above-installed kext are rejected due to the improper file system.


Update: I deleted the Apple PS2 kexts and removed the kexts from the CLOVER folder and installed them in the Extensions folder. This made the laptop unbootable from HDD, so I booted from USB. The keyboard worked but not the trackpad. I restored kexts to the CLOVER folder, and the laptop is now bootable from HDD, and the keyboard no longer works. Is there something conflicting in the CLOVER kexts? I attached an image of my CLOVER kexts.
This may be because of the duplication of Kexts, If you are so much confused on this which location to choose to install kext then just go with Clover/Kexts/Other/ folder to install kext.
 
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