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10gbe Intel X550 10 Gigabit Ethernet Clover Kext Hackintosh Guide

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Adding 10 gigabit ethernet networking to your hackintosh is now extremely easy. You simply need to add these three kexts to your EFI/CLOVER/KEXTS/OTHER folder and you will have a working card! This method works so far on the following cards:

Supported devices for SmallTreeIntel8254x.kext:

  • 8086:1010 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)
  • 8086:1011 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Fiber)
  • 8086:1012 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Fiber)
  • 8086:101d 82546EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:1026 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:1027 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:1028 82545GM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:105e 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Also covered by AppleIntel8254XEthernet.kext)
  • 8086:105f 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:1079 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:107a 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:107b 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:107c 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:107d 82572EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)
  • 8086:107e 82572EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Fiber)
  • 8086:10a4 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller
  • 8086:10b5 82546GB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)
  • 8086:10b9 82572EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)
  • 8086:10bc 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper)

SmallTreeIntel82576.kext:

  • 8086:1521 I350 Gigabit Network Connection
  • 8086:1522 I350 Gigabit Fiber Network Connection
  • 8086:1533 I210 Gigabit Network Connection (Also covered by AppleIntelI210Ethernet.kext)

SmallTreeIntel8259x.kext:

  • 8086:10c6 82598EB 10-Gigabit AF Dual Port Network Connection
  • 8086:10c7 82598EB 10-Gigabit AF Network Connection
  • 8086:10c8 82598EB 10-Gigabit AT Network Connection
  • 8086:10ec 82598EB 10-Gigabit AT CX4 Network Connection
  • 8086:10d8 82599EB 10 Gigabit Network Connection
  • 8086:10fb 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection
  • 8086:10f1 82598EB 10-Gigabit AF Dual Port Network Connection
  • 8086:151c 82599 10 Gigabit TN Network Connection
  • 8086:150b 82598EB 10-Gigabit AT2 Server Adapter
  • 8086:1528 Ethernet Controller 10-Gigabit X540-AT2
  • 8086:10fc 82599 10 Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection
  • 8086:1560 Ethernet Controller X540

How to Build a Hackintosh – General Overview

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Those who are unfamiliar with Hackintosh will appreciate this overview of general steps to preparing a machine and running a Hackintosh!  First, always start by resetting your BIOS to default settings.  You want to make sure C-States/Power States are disabled and Disable Frequency Scaling.  Additionally, do not use Intel Raid on your motherboard, as this will not work when trying to install.

Clover Location Choice:

Choosing where to install Clover is critical.  You must decide if you want to boot from a USB key every time or install directly to your Hard Drive.  When installing to your Hard Drive be careful that you know where your Kexts are loading from.  I personally prefer booting off a USB key and the guides are built around this.  Our Install Guides will work without changing your /S/L/E – and should boot perfectly.

Step 1.  Create a bootable installer for macOS

Here we setup macOS Sierra and install it onto the USB key.

Step 2.  Clover Install USB key

Clover is the Bootloader which will allow us to see our hard drive that has OS X installed to it.  We add this after we have created a USB installer in step 1, otherwise it would be overwritten.

Step 3. Add Kexts to the EFI Partition of the device you’ve installed Clover to (USB most likely) for Motherboard

Kexts are like Drivers.  We need these to access certain hardware such as ethernet cards or audio cards.

Step 4.  Install

Configuration after Install

Clover Configurator is used to configure Clover config file easily with a GUI.  First Download and launch Clover Configurator.  Mount your Boot drive that has Clover installed on it.  Click the import button in the bottom left to open you config.xml from /EFI/Clover/

Kext Utility will help you easily install additional Kexts.  After the kext is installed the directory permissions will be re-written automatically.

Lenovo Thinkpad X230 Hackintosh Guide Sierra OS X

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Lenovo Thinkpad X230 Hackintosh Guide Sierra OS X

Step 1. Clover Install USB key

Step 2. Create a bootable installer for macOS

Step 3. Add Lenovo-Thinkpad-X230-PERFECT-KEXTS

os-x-voodoo-ps2-controller – required for usage of keyboard/mouse

Step 4. Add Audio

To prepare the X230 for Audio, let’s first mount the EFI partition with Clover Configurator

Edit config.plist to Inject Audio ID = “1” – this will allow the Audio_ALCinjection script to inject.

For Audio, the easiest solution (since Brix is quite old now) is to run Audio_ALCinjection.command

Inject Intel = true

Video Ports = 3 (or leave blank if you’re not messing with external monitors, I’m not sure if this does anything with intel and/or with detection but I have it)

ig-platform-id = 0x01660003