Current status: UNSUCCESSFUL
So I have an old Dell XPS 8500 with a Core i7-3770 and 0NW73C motherboard which I’ve been using for several years.
If anybody remembered, this desktop was dubbed “The Pre-built Hackintosh of 2013“, which was the reason why I bought it back then.
I ran Sierra and High Sierra on it for a while, but for the last 2-3 years I only had Windows and Deepin installed. I wanted to put OS X on it once more but was waiting for a proper NVIDIA web driver (it was running a 1050ti), but alas Apple and NVIDIA couldn’t come to an agreement.
So last week I decided to swap out my Gigabyte 1050ti 4GB for a Gigabyte Aorus RX580 8GB (I’m lucky the Green cards hold their values better than Red’s) in hope of better compatibility. However I’m still having troubles getting even the installer to work.
Things I tried:
• Making a vanilla Catalina installer with latest Clover (using this guide)
Result: got to the Apple logo with progress bar, but as soon as the progress fills up I got a blank black screen.
• Making a premade Mojave installer with TonyMac UniBeast Mojave
Result: still got a blank screen but if I wait for it to go to sleep and wake it, I can get to the installer screen with Disk Utility + Install Mojave etc., but clicking on any of the entries will hang the computer.