macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, OC0.6.3 on Dell Optiplex 790 : hackintosh
It has been a number of days and I’ve seen no points.. That is extra a historic publish for anybody attempting to take one among these previous Dells and use it as a Hackintosh. Determine they will discover it in a search.
I attempted doing this in the course of the Large Sur beta launch however was met with failure however on the time we did not have a stable set up course of down. This time I had bother with downloading a purposeful macOS set up and needed to rebuild the installer once more. In any other case the method appeared similar to constructing a config for 10.15.
It really works very effectively with dGPU. I used to be not capable of get the onboard video adapter to work (Intel HD Graphics 2000.) I’ve ran macOS 10.15 prior with no points. This was a contemporary set up on a brand new SSD.
Dell Optiplex 790 (tried on BIOS variations 11 and A22.)
OpenCore 0.6.3 (following this information: https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Set up-Information/config.plist/sandy-bridge.html) It would look sophisticated however should you go LINE BY LINE you may discover success!
*** Essential Word: The Dell BIOS doesn’t learn the EFI partition generated by macOS’s disk utility. It *WILL* crash BIOS and also you will be unable so as to add it to your EFI boot listing.I like to recommend utilizing Home windows diskpart to reformat the partition to fats32 after which drop your EFI on it. You may want to do that twice: As soon as on the set up medium, second on the storage you put in macOS.
Instance on Home windows: diskpart, listing disk, sel disk #, sel par 1, format fs=fats32 fast – I do not advocate utilizing macOS’s diskutil to format; it brought about SSD corruption after I modified the EFI partition. You nonetheless CAN use it later to mount the EFI to repeat/modify your config (sudo diskutil listing, sudo diskutil mount /dev/disk#s# [probably disk0s1])
Suggest you replace to BIOS model A22 should you’re utilizing USB to put in; lesser variations appear to fail with USB boot of OpenCore 0.6.3. For those who do not wish to replace, use an SSD as your installer connected to SATA.
Sandybridge Intel Core i5 @ 3.1GHz
Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB (supported, glad I discovered a use for it!)
SMBIOS iMac 15,1
Audio: layout-id 0F000000
SSDT-EC, SSDT-HPET required
IntelMausi.kext required for onboard networking; should you do not add this you may have points with iCloud.
Do NOT choose TRUE for CustomSMBIOSGuid (information says to do that if Dell, do not.)
I am additionally utilizing Chris1111’s Wi-fi USB Adapter drivers for my RT wifi dongle with no points.
Good luck. If in case you have any points you’ll be able to attain out.