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this board re-lives.  10.10.3 guide coming soon!  Running very nice with 10.10.3, IGP Graphics, and Q9550 CPU



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this board re-lives.  10.10.3 guide coming soon!  Running very nice with 10.10.3, IGP Graphics, and Q9550 CPU

 

could you provide some details, please?



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Full working with 10.10.5
Intel Xeon E5450 771 CPU, 8GB RAM

Setup:
1,Insatll Clover Bootloader on USB driver
2, Unzip the attached file into OEM folder

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hi,

 

Here is how I got 10.11.2 installed on to new second drive using the existing install on this system.

 

what you'll need:

El Capitan installer

the latest un*beast installer for 10.11

enoch installer

audio kext - see attachment

kernel kext - see attachment

files for /Extra - see attachment

second hdd/ssd

 

Attached File  Extra.zip   50.68KB   18 downloads

Attached File  Kernels.zip   4.19MB   17 downloads

Attached File  Kexts.zip   1.73MB   21 downloads

 

so I used a second hdd/ssd instead of a usb key as I had problems with this board booting from usb.

 

  1. on the second drive create two partitions:
    1. size the second partition at 9G and call it beast
    2. leave the first partition with the remainder and call it El Cap
  2. run un*beast installer:
    1. select the beast partition we just made
    2. select the El Capitan installer
    3. select UEFI Clover installer - we'll remove this later
    4. install
  3. once un*beast completes:
    1. find the device called "EFI" in finder side-bar
    2. remove everything in EFI directory leaving the EFI directory empty
  4. run the enoch installer
    1. select the beast device
    2. use standard install
  5. once enoch installer completes:
    1. copy over contents of the Extras attachment to /Volumes/beast/Extra/
    2. copy over the Kernels directory to /Volumes/beast/System/Library/
  6. reboot
  7. now on reboot you need to have your second drive selected as the boot device
    1. do this using the Esc key and selecting your second drive
    2. or switch the data cables around so that the second drive is now the first
    3. or switch boot order in bios
  8. at the boot prompt select beast to boot from
  9. run through installer and be sure to select El Cap as the install destination
  10. on reboot be sure that the second drive is the active one
  11. select El Cap from the boot menu
  12. run through first time setup
  13. once logged in
    1. use diskutil to delete beast partition
    2. run enoch installer and select El Cap as the destination drive and use standard install
    3. once enoch is complete repeat step 5 but this time use /Extra/ and /System/Library as the destinations
    4. copy over the kexts from the attachment to /Library/Extenstions/
    5. rename /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext to /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext.bak
  14. reboot
  15. ensure that your new drive is the active one
  16. at the boot menu  select El Cap and boot
  17. you should have working audio now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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ok noticed that the front USB ports weren't working. Read around online and found that it was due to SUB port restrictions. I edited 

 

/System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBHostFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBEHCIPCI.kext/Contents/Info.plist 

 

and removed the port-count and ports from both <key>Macmini4,1.....  sections

 

see http://www.insanelym...tan-1011/page-1for more details on how get USB ports working

 

Better idea, instead of modifying the original kext that may get replaced on updates, lets copy the plugin to /L/E/ and add in the missing ports

 

attached is an updated kext that should be placed in /L/E/ I've added the missing ports to macmini4 since that is the system definition I use

 

Attached File  AppleUSBEHCIPCI.kext.zip   27.89KB   10 downloads

 

 



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Ok

 

I finally have built-in graphics working using the kexts from post 795 (linked off first post), here's what I've copied

 

cd /System/Library/Extensions/AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext/Contents/
cp Info.plist Info.plist.org
cp /Users/yozik/Downloads/10.8.2SLEEP/System/Library/Extensions/AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext/Contents/Info.plist .
cd /Library/Extensions/
cp -R /Users/yozik/Downloads/10.8.2SLEEP/System/Library/Extensions/_OverrideNVDA* .

 

cp -R /Users/yozik/Downloads/10.8.2SLEEP/System/Library/Extensions/Natit.kext . 
 
I also installed the nvidia web driver from nvidia's website - 346.03.04f02
 
 
I've set GraphicsEnabler to No 
 
I've removed the external graphics card and all is well


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Yozik, thanks a bunch for sharing how you managed to install 10.11 on this board. Since I crashed the working 10.6.8 system on this board I'm gonna try to install the latest mac os 10.12 with the onbaord graphics card since I don't have anything else. Will post how it went.



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Yozik, thanks a bunch for sharing how you managed to install 10.11 on this board. Since I crashed the working 10.6.8 system on this board I'm gonna try to install the latest mac os 10.12 with the onbaord graphics card since I don't have anything else. Will post how it went.

 

sure thing

 

Let us know how the 10.12 install goes. I have been hesitant to update to 10.12 as the current install works well. Not sure I want to fight with audio kext if for some reason the one I have now doesn't work with 10.12.



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Soo, I managed to install 10.12 on this board with the onboard graphics card. I screwed up my sound a while ago (physically), probably by using a wrong voodoo patch on 10.6.8 for years. I now have sound through airplay, bluetooth and a usb sound card ordered for less than €1. Everything else seems to work just fine. Here's what I did:
  • I installed mac os sierra on a hard drive with an other working computer (old 2,5inch drive with a legit macbook in my case)
  • I ran m*litib*ast on that drive, selecting legacy boot, inject Nvidia
  • I copied the files from mail_hxm (thanks for sharing) in post #843 to the efi drive EFI/CLOVER, except the config.plist file. System wouldn't boot with his config.plist. Probably because no nvidia injection. Someone could try to add that but I choose the easiest way
  • Put the hard drive in the zotac machine, boot from that drive, everything works for me (except the build in wifi, but that never worked for me)
Edit: my dad updated this machine by accident. I get a screen with a mouse cursor only and it blinks when pressing some keys. I don't know why but it's supposed to show the login screen but it doesn't show. So after updating and rebooting you get a weird screen with cursor only. Just type your password and press enter and you have your screen back. So it even updates sort of fine.

Edit 2: after weeks of trial and error (and waiting for sata to usb cable) I finally figured something out. I was unable to start from my terabyte drive although I exactly duplicated the steps from the drive that I can boot from. Finally found the solution for al this misserie. I had to switch the sata ports...
So if anyone ecounters weird booting problems. Try a different sata port

Sorry yozik, no updates on the sound. But the appleHDA fixes work on any system update in my experiences.





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