WDC WD3200AVJS-63B6A0 partitioned GPT, 60G Mint Linux, 200G Users, 60G MacOS 10.6.8,
I've been using a naughty bootloader, with dsts, intending to move to MyHack.
Snow Leopard went in fine first go, has run fine for years (?). I chucked Ubuntu off the *nix volume because I got tired of it breaking drivers at upgrades. I agreed with those who said Lion was Apple's Vista. Now I would like to try 10.8 on a separate volume, not a direct upgrade yet. But the Appstore tells me,
We could not complete your purchase
We could not complete your purchase. OS X
Mountain Lion is not compatible with this computer.
System profiler tells me I have a MacPro 3,1 I used Champlist to assign plausible bootrom and s/nr values, extract attached. I read somewhere that amongst the ML install requirement is a need for S/L/E/AppleSMC.kext version at least 4. My "real" version is 3.1.0d5, but I do have /Extra/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext v.4.2.0. Now looking too deep I get confused, see the SystemProfiler extract which says SMC Version(system): 1.25f4. Alrighty, do ioreg -l -w0 |grep SMC and the result is attached.
The AppStore appears to d/l and run the installer Preflight check before letting you buy. Conveniently it leaves a copy at
The "Distribution" xml script extracted is also attached here, zipped.
Have I fallen off the edge of the upgrade cycle? Is there something simple stupid I've missed?