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In Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

13 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

@distortionmusic - if you don't find a real mac you could try cvad's utility to create a clover usb from windows. - just replace the clover folders with the zip files.

In Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

11 April 2014 - 02:11 PM


1) yes this clover bundle will work for T420s in general - the dsdt is probably not right though. so you will need to remove that. there is a config.nodsdt.plist  that you can rename use. It can be used for generating a custom dsdt (you extract the clover patched version) but this all about post installation.


the method to create GUID USB installer i would say is the easiest way to create USB installer. the only tricky part is mounting the EFI.


i am not sure what you mean by mount the application? ... to install you should boot the USB and install from USB.


2) the product id can be obtained by going into the bios (F1 on startup) and looking at the main screen - its called machine type model . in your case will be 4170 something maybe it is 4170CTO. you rename the OEM/Product folder to OEM/4170CTO for example. again, you dont need the OEM folder for installation it is really for post install.

In Topic: Clover General discussion

10 April 2014 - 03:11 PM

@jlfims - I got around this pop problem on my gigabyte H61-USB3 based system with realtek audio by setting my product-id/board-id to model MacPro3,1 which does not use power saving modes for the audio.  pops at boot only. ( if you have HD3000 gfx, this could confuse the system on which graphics (buffers) to use - make sure the snb-platform-id value is explicitly set. (i have it set the dsdt)

In Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

03 April 2014 - 10:55 PM

perhaps you could submit a request with a link the current bios sw. it seems thats how its done? 



In Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

03 April 2014 - 07:54 PM

@tetonne - that is a good post for sure. it has some good information. FWIW, i tried the newer script and it generated the same information for ssdt. which is good i guess that nothing has changed for us on the T420. i will include the newer script for the next bundle post - if and when we need a new one !!!


IMO the T420 is 99.5% as good as real mac.  i say that as i have an OSX problem getting occasionally (once in 3 weeks or so) there is a random ethernet unit hang message and have to reboot.  

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