# Getting a copy of our DSDT

So to start, we'll need to get a copy of your DSDT from your firmware. The easiest way is grabbing the DSDT.aml SSDTTime dumped for us earlier but here are some other options:

# From Windows

  • SSDTTime

    • Supports both Windows and Linux for DSDT dumping
    • 4. Dump DSDT - Automatically dump the system DSDT
  • acpidump.exe

    • In command prompt run path/to/acpidump.exe -b -n DSDT -z, this will dump your DSDT as a .dat file. Rename this to DSDT.aml
  • Do note that all ACPI patches from clover/OpenCore will be applied to the DSDT with the above 2 methods

# From Linux

  • SSDTTime
    • Supports both Windows and Linux for DSDT dumping
    • 4. Dump DSDT - Automatically dump the system DSDT
  • Do note that all ACPI patches from clover/OpenCore will be applied to the DSDT with the above method

# From Clover

For those with Clover installed previously, this is a simple way to get your ACPI tables:

  • F4 in Clover Boot menu
    • DSDT can be found in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin, the folder must exist before dumping

# From OpenCore

With OpenCore, we have 2 options:

# SysReport Quirk

With OpenCore 0.5.9, we have a new quirk called SysReport which will actually dump our DSDT automatically when hitting the boot screen. The main issues are:

  • You already need a bootable OpenCore USB to get this dump
  • This also requires a DEBUG version of 0.5.9

For the latter, you just need to replace the following files with DEBUG version:

  • EFI/BOOT/
    • BOOTx64.efi
  • EFI/OC/Bootstrap/
    • Bootstrap.efi
  • EFI/OC/Drivers/
    • OpenRuntime.efi
  • EFI/OC/
    • OpenCore.efi

For the former, you can actually skip the ACPI section, return to the OpenCore guide and finish making the USB. Once booted to the picker, you can shut off the PC and check your USB:

And voila! You have a DSDT! Now you can continue on with making SSDTs

# UEFI Shell

For this, we'll want ti grab acpidump.efi and add this to EFI/OC/Tools and in your config under Misc -> Tools with the argument: -b -n DSDT -z and select this option in OpenCore's picker.

If OpenCore is having issues running acpidump.efi from the boot picker, you can call it from the shell with OpenShell(reminder to add to both EFI/OC/Tools and in your config under Misc -> Tools ):

shell> fs0: // replace with proper drive
fs0:\> dir  // to verify this is the right directory
   Directory of fs0:\
   01/01/01 3:30p EFI
fs0:\> cd EFI\OC\Tools
fs0:\EFI\OC\Tools> acpidump.efi -b -n DSDT -z		

Once done, you should find your DSDT in the EFI/OC/Tools folder with a .dat extension. Rename this DSDT.dat file to DSDT.aml to help us down the line

Last Updated: 7/17/2020, 11:04:23 PM