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    pohutakawa got a reaction from Rocky12 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Well, the imac turned out to be a bit munted and jeez they are horrible to work on inside.  I decided not to sink more time or money into that one.
     
    A good deal on a Z440 came up, and over the weekend I've got OpenCore booting Mojave on that nicely.  Following the excellent guide at https://khronokernel-2.gitbook.io/opencore-vanilla-desktop-guide/ made it pretty easy the second time around.  The concerted effort on solid doco for OpenCore is a huge improvement over scratching one's head with some of the Clover setup.  The Haswell-E setting section works properly with the E5-1650v3.
     
    I started with Catalina, and it was running fine except for waking from sleep - I think the AMD GPU support is still a bit problematic there.  Along with several serious gripes about Catalina from people on factory Macs, I also have some older kit in the studio and wasn't prepared to give up 32 bit support just yet.  Sleep and wake seems ok on Mojave.
     
    After making an SSDT for the USB ports the only issue is the onboard Realtek not being found by the OS.  I'm not fussed by this right now because I'll be using external audio I/O.
     
    If I get time I'll see about backporting my OpenCore efforts to the Z400.
     
    For now I'm attaching my EFI and config for the Z440 in case that helps anyone.  Note you'll need to sort out your own entries in the SMBIOS section.  Mine is running an Asus RX570, 32GB RDIMMs and is booting from an intel 760 512GB NVMe SSD.
     
    Cheers
    EFI.zip
    config.plist
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from Rocky12 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Thanks for finding the ALC221 patch Rocky12, I appreciate it.  It's actually set up with a MOTU audio interface in the studio which works fine with their drivers.  If I find a use for the onboard sound at all I'll give it a whirl.
     
    I also did the monthly opencore update to 0.5.7 following their manual and everything's still running fine.
     
    Cheers
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    pohutakawa reacted to Rocky12 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    ALC221  ALC221 Audio Patch to apply to your extracted DSDT
    Code: Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) { If (LEqual (Arg2, Zero)) { Return (Buffer() { 0x03 } ) } Return (Package() { "device-id", Buffer() { 0x20, 0x1E, 0x00, 0x00 }, "layout-id", Buffer() { 11, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00 }, "codec-id", Buffer() { 0x21, 0x02, 0xEC, 0x10 }, "hda-gfx", Buffer() { "onboard-1" }, "name", Buffer() { "pci8086,1e20" }, "built-in", Buffer() { 0x00 }, "PinConfigurations", Buffer() { 0x40, 0x40, 0x2b, 0x00, 0x30, 0x01, 0x10, 0x90, 0x10, 0x30, 0x8b, 0x00, 0x60, 0x90, 0xab, 0x01, 0xe0, 0x00, 0x56, 0x28 }, //"MaximumBootBeepVolume", 77, }) }
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    pohutakawa reacted to Rocky12 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    @pohutakawagood luck and enjoy your new hack
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from Rocky12 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Well, the imac turned out to be a bit munted and jeez they are horrible to work on inside.  I decided not to sink more time or money into that one.
     
    A good deal on a Z440 came up, and over the weekend I've got OpenCore booting Mojave on that nicely.  Following the excellent guide at https://khronokernel-2.gitbook.io/opencore-vanilla-desktop-guide/ made it pretty easy the second time around.  The concerted effort on solid doco for OpenCore is a huge improvement over scratching one's head with some of the Clover setup.  The Haswell-E setting section works properly with the E5-1650v3.
     
    I started with Catalina, and it was running fine except for waking from sleep - I think the AMD GPU support is still a bit problematic there.  Along with several serious gripes about Catalina from people on factory Macs, I also have some older kit in the studio and wasn't prepared to give up 32 bit support just yet.  Sleep and wake seems ok on Mojave.
     
    After making an SSDT for the USB ports the only issue is the onboard Realtek not being found by the OS.  I'm not fussed by this right now because I'll be using external audio I/O.
     
    If I get time I'll see about backporting my OpenCore efforts to the Z400.
     
    For now I'm attaching my EFI and config for the Z440 in case that helps anyone.  Note you'll need to sort out your own entries in the SMBIOS section.  Mine is running an Asus RX570, 32GB RDIMMs and is booting from an intel 760 512GB NVMe SSD.
     
    Cheers
    EFI.zip
    config.plist
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from Rocky12 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Hey Rocky12, unfortunately I'm sick at the moment.  I'd like to get back to the Z400 when I have the energy.  I'll post back here when that happens.  Clover's actually stuffed on it too now for whatever reason and inexplicably I don't have a good backup, so I'll have a nice puzzle on my hands when I get the time :-)
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from Rocky12 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    I had a crack at Opencore on the Z400.  It's a nice toolchain and will be handy for future hackintosh platforms, but I haven't got to the graphic installer yet.  I did get a login screen for the existing Mojave install, but frozen.
     
    One problem is that OC support starts at Ivy Bridge.  My impression is there's a fair chance it can be cajoled into working with Westmere though.
     
    Back to Clover for the moment.
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    pohutakawa reacted to grubybarti666 in Installing Clover on USB drive   
    Try this one. Format stick with a disk utility make it MS-DOS FAT in Options choose Main Startup Disk.
     
    And then in terminal
     
    diskutil list
      diskutil unmount /dev/rdiskXsY                            rdiskXsY - the X and Y will be your own numbers it take it from diskulit list
     
    newfs_msdos -v Fat32 -F 32 /dev/rdiskXsY
      diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXsY  and then install Clover. If this won't work you should probably use another stick    
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    pohutakawa reacted to fusion71au in Installing Clover on USB drive   
    The message "Can't find volume with the name /Volumes/Untitled 1" can be misleading.  It usually means the Clover installer can't access the EFI partition on the USB drive eg
    if the EFI partition is already mounted when running the installer if the EFI partition is formatted as HFS+ instead of FAT32 eg if you previously installed chameleon to the EFI partition on the USB, the chameleon installer formats the EFI as HFS+ there is no EFI partiton on the USB eg if it has an MBR/"FDisk_partition_scheme" If you have formatted the USB according @grubybarti666's instructions ie as a FAT32 MBR formatted USB, make sure you uncheck the option to install Clover to the ESP (since the USB here lacks an EFI partiton).
     
    PS No harm will be done if you leave unchecked "Install for UEFI booting only".  Even if Clover installs its boot files onto the USB to enable legacy BIOS booting, you can still use the same USB to boot in UEFI mode ie on a machine with UEFI firmware, the boot files will be ignored if the booting mode is set to UEFI.  Some background on the boot process from the Clover wiki.
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from Rocky12 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    One good workaround for sound is the $10-20 Sabrent USB audio cards in a stick from fleabay if you just want stereo input and output.  Class compliant so "just works".
     
    Obviously nice to have the onboard sound working properly.
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    pohutakawa reacted to PPCnostalgic in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    I confirm High Sierra is working fast and stable on my HP Z400. I upgraded from Sierra 10.12.6 running the updater directly from the system, my HD OCZ Vertex 4 256Gb is now APFS and everything is fine.

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    pohutakawa got a reaction from kif.007 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Hope someone can help you out there Rockey12!
     
    For those interested in upgrading from 10.12 to 10.13 in place (no USB stick needed), here's my recipe for the Z800 and Z400.
     
    I chose to give APFS a go on the Z800 with the Samsung EVO 850 primary drive since others had reported it was working ok.  I'd previously run trimforce enable and left it in place.  It seems happy enough at this stage, boots fast and system generally responsive.  Same impression with the Intel 320 SSDs though time will tell.  APFS + SSD makes for a more responsive GUI on both these boxes I found, similar to my MBP.  Other 3rd party SSDs may have issues, you'll need to do your own homework there.  If this is a concern, there are instructions elsewhere on launching the installer to skip APFS and keep HFS which you could add in below.  By default the installer will only convert your system SSD.
     
    I made an image backup of my SSDs first in case I need to revert to HFS+ from APFS.  I would recommend doing the same.  This was the longest part of the process.  I used dd & xz from System Rescue CD to bounce image file dumps to an external USB HDD, any reasonable full imaging method should work.
     
    - Download "Install MacOS High Sierra" from App shop
    - Use ESP Mounter to mount EFI partition
    - Copy existing EFI folder to desktop
    - Download latest Clover & run it
    - Choose system volume
    - Press Customise - choose "Install Clover in the ESP" if you have an ESP partition (check for EFI partition with 'diskutil list' in terminal).  Clover should remember your other settings.  Then install it on the system's boot volume.
    - Copy your kexts (all my relevant ones were and are in 'kexts/other') and config.plist from Desktop/EFI to the new EFI/CLOVER.  Also if you have one CLOVER/ACPI/Patched/dsdt.aml to the new EFI as well.
    - Right click and open contents of /Applications/Install High Sierra/and mount SharedSupport/basesystem.dmg then copy /usr/standalone/i386/apfs.efi to new EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 (for legacy boot, appropriate for Z800 and Z400) and EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI for newer boot (or just copy into both)
    - Unmount basesystem.dmg
    - Export any ZFS pools
    - Run the installer.  It will say it needs to install firmware...let it do its thing.
    - Choose your usual MacOS volume in Clover when it reboots
    - When it reboots the second time, choose MacOS Installer in Clover, log in, the installer will pop up in a few moments, click through it as usual...
    - Next reboot ignore the two 'preboot' options and choose MacOS
    - Nvidia web drivers will prompt to download an update, do so and reboot
    - You should be right from here.  Install at will latest ZFS, MacPorts, what-have-you &c &c.
     
    Hope this helps someone.  I'm finding APFS on SSD makes a noticeable and pleasant difference.  Cheers!
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from kif.007 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Hope someone can help you out there Rockey12!
     
    For those interested in upgrading from 10.12 to 10.13 in place (no USB stick needed), here's my recipe for the Z800 and Z400.
     
    I chose to give APFS a go on the Z800 with the Samsung EVO 850 primary drive since others had reported it was working ok.  I'd previously run trimforce enable and left it in place.  It seems happy enough at this stage, boots fast and system generally responsive.  Same impression with the Intel 320 SSDs though time will tell.  APFS + SSD makes for a more responsive GUI on both these boxes I found, similar to my MBP.  Other 3rd party SSDs may have issues, you'll need to do your own homework there.  If this is a concern, there are instructions elsewhere on launching the installer to skip APFS and keep HFS which you could add in below.  By default the installer will only convert your system SSD.
     
    I made an image backup of my SSDs first in case I need to revert to HFS+ from APFS.  I would recommend doing the same.  This was the longest part of the process.  I used dd & xz from System Rescue CD to bounce image file dumps to an external USB HDD, any reasonable full imaging method should work.
     
    - Download "Install MacOS High Sierra" from App shop
    - Use ESP Mounter to mount EFI partition
    - Copy existing EFI folder to desktop
    - Download latest Clover & run it
    - Choose system volume
    - Press Customise - choose "Install Clover in the ESP" if you have an ESP partition (check for EFI partition with 'diskutil list' in terminal).  Clover should remember your other settings.  Then install it on the system's boot volume.
    - Copy your kexts (all my relevant ones were and are in 'kexts/other') and config.plist from Desktop/EFI to the new EFI/CLOVER.  Also if you have one CLOVER/ACPI/Patched/dsdt.aml to the new EFI as well.
    - Right click and open contents of /Applications/Install High Sierra/and mount SharedSupport/basesystem.dmg then copy /usr/standalone/i386/apfs.efi to new EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 (for legacy boot, appropriate for Z800 and Z400) and EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI for newer boot (or just copy into both)
    - Unmount basesystem.dmg
    - Export any ZFS pools
    - Run the installer.  It will say it needs to install firmware...let it do its thing.
    - Choose your usual MacOS volume in Clover when it reboots
    - When it reboots the second time, choose MacOS Installer in Clover, log in, the installer will pop up in a few moments, click through it as usual...
    - Next reboot ignore the two 'preboot' options and choose MacOS
    - Nvidia web drivers will prompt to download an update, do so and reboot
    - You should be right from here.  Install at will latest ZFS, MacPorts, what-have-you &c &c.
     
    Hope this helps someone.  I'm finding APFS on SSD makes a noticeable and pleasant difference.  Cheers!
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from kif.007 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Hope someone can help you out there Rockey12!
     
    For those interested in upgrading from 10.12 to 10.13 in place (no USB stick needed), here's my recipe for the Z800 and Z400.
     
    I chose to give APFS a go on the Z800 with the Samsung EVO 850 primary drive since others had reported it was working ok.  I'd previously run trimforce enable and left it in place.  It seems happy enough at this stage, boots fast and system generally responsive.  Same impression with the Intel 320 SSDs though time will tell.  APFS + SSD makes for a more responsive GUI on both these boxes I found, similar to my MBP.  Other 3rd party SSDs may have issues, you'll need to do your own homework there.  If this is a concern, there are instructions elsewhere on launching the installer to skip APFS and keep HFS which you could add in below.  By default the installer will only convert your system SSD.
     
    I made an image backup of my SSDs first in case I need to revert to HFS+ from APFS.  I would recommend doing the same.  This was the longest part of the process.  I used dd & xz from System Rescue CD to bounce image file dumps to an external USB HDD, any reasonable full imaging method should work.
     
    - Download "Install MacOS High Sierra" from App shop
    - Use ESP Mounter to mount EFI partition
    - Copy existing EFI folder to desktop
    - Download latest Clover & run it
    - Choose system volume
    - Press Customise - choose "Install Clover in the ESP" if you have an ESP partition (check for EFI partition with 'diskutil list' in terminal).  Clover should remember your other settings.  Then install it on the system's boot volume.
    - Copy your kexts (all my relevant ones were and are in 'kexts/other') and config.plist from Desktop/EFI to the new EFI/CLOVER.  Also if you have one CLOVER/ACPI/Patched/dsdt.aml to the new EFI as well.
    - Right click and open contents of /Applications/Install High Sierra/and mount SharedSupport/basesystem.dmg then copy /usr/standalone/i386/apfs.efi to new EFI/CLOVER/drivers64 (for legacy boot, appropriate for Z800 and Z400) and EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI for newer boot (or just copy into both)
    - Unmount basesystem.dmg
    - Export any ZFS pools
    - Run the installer.  It will say it needs to install firmware...let it do its thing.
    - Choose your usual MacOS volume in Clover when it reboots
    - When it reboots the second time, choose MacOS Installer in Clover, log in, the installer will pop up in a few moments, click through it as usual...
    - Next reboot ignore the two 'preboot' options and choose MacOS
    - Nvidia web drivers will prompt to download an update, do so and reboot
    - You should be right from here.  Install at will latest ZFS, MacPorts, what-have-you &c &c.
     
    Hope this helps someone.  I'm finding APFS on SSD makes a noticeable and pleasant difference.  Cheers!
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from madmaxisback in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Thanks very much for posting this, ZorroZZ.  My Z800 with 3.60 BIOS and EVGA GTX770 is doing pretty well with El Capitan after following this guide.
     
    Only one real hitch so far - as soon as I send the box to sleep, it wakes up after two or three seconds.  OSX Console says this is due to UHC1, UHC5.  I've disabled all "Wake on LAN/USB" settings in the BIOS but this persists.  Is there a further DSDT patch I need to apply?
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from Rocky12 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Hi Dharam,
     
    With GTX 7xx series the Nvidia drivers are "baked in" to OSX already.  I have a GTX 770 and simply omitted the step of installing the Nvidia web drivers.  Works fine, including 3D acceleration in X-Plane, Portal etc etc.
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from madmaxisback in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Thanks very much for posting this, ZorroZZ.  My Z800 with 3.60 BIOS and EVGA GTX770 is doing pretty well with El Capitan after following this guide.
     
    Only one real hitch so far - as soon as I send the box to sleep, it wakes up after two or three seconds.  OSX Console says this is due to UHC1, UHC5.  I've disabled all "Wake on LAN/USB" settings in the BIOS but this persists.  Is there a further DSDT patch I need to apply?
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    pohutakawa reacted to kino69 in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Thanks very much for posting this, ZorroZZ.  My Z800 with 3.60 BIOS and ATI 7970 is doing pretty well with El Capitan after following this guide.
    Dual xeon x5680
     
    You are all great people....and this forum is perfect. So nice stuff to share.
    Sorry for my bad english and have a nice day.
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from madmaxisback in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Thanks very much for posting this, ZorroZZ.  My Z800 with 3.60 BIOS and EVGA GTX770 is doing pretty well with El Capitan after following this guide.
     
    Only one real hitch so far - as soon as I send the box to sleep, it wakes up after two or three seconds.  OSX Console says this is due to UHC1, UHC5.  I've disabled all "Wake on LAN/USB" settings in the BIOS but this persists.  Is there a further DSDT patch I need to apply?
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    pohutakawa got a reaction from madmaxisback in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    Thanks very much for posting this, ZorroZZ.  My Z800 with 3.60 BIOS and EVGA GTX770 is doing pretty well with El Capitan after following this guide.
     
    Only one real hitch so far - as soon as I send the box to sleep, it wakes up after two or three seconds.  OSX Console says this is due to UHC1, UHC5.  I've disabled all "Wake on LAN/USB" settings in the BIOS but this persists.  Is there a further DSDT patch I need to apply?
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    pohutakawa reacted to ZorroZZ in HP Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations OS X 10.10.x/10.11.x Installation   
    I just finished my installation guid for Z800 with BIOS 3.60 thanks to Rockey12
     
    Feel free to test and validate if working for you.
     
    My El Capitan installation procedure for Z800 with BIOS 3.60
     
    HW Specification : 
    HP Z800  with BIOS version : 3.60
    CPU: x2 6-core X5650 @ 2.67 GHz
    RAM: 24 GB
    GFX:  EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti, 3GB, 3072MB,GDDR5 384bit
    SSD: 256 GB  SSD: CrosAir Force GT
    Monitor: Samsung 4K, 3840 x 2160 Resolution (UHD)
     
    Before you begin ensure that you have a running OSX installation with following tools:
    “Easy Universal Installer Eng.” “Clover Configurator” “ESP Mounter Pro 1.0” "Kext Utility" Start by downloading the following:
     OS X El Capitan through “AppStore”  Bootloader “Clover 3577 (latest)”  Patched DSDT for Z800  mac pixel clock patch for nVidia, located in /mac-pixel-clock-patch-V2-master/NVIDIA-patcher.command (Read the instructions before applying this fix)  Kext’s: “LegacyAppleAHCIPortIntelICHx.kext & AppleHDA  & CodecCommander.kext” Nvidia drivers or other  
    Create El Capitan Installation media on a USB (16Gb or more)
    Start “Easy Universal Installer Eng.” and create the USB El Capitan installation media. ( ) Install latest “Clover 3577” on to your USB (10.11 INSTALLER) and choose “Customized” and only check the following:"Bootloader/Install boot0af in MBR"
    "CloverEFI/CloverEFI 64-bits SATA"
    Start the installation process and if you get a compatibility warning just continue the installation anyway When finished mount the USB 10.11 INSTALLER’s EFI partition using “ESP Mounter Pro 1.0”              Copy EFI folder from "10.11INSTALLER/" to mounted EFI partition "EFI/" Copy downloaded DSDT to "EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACAPI/Patched/" Copy “LegacyAppleAHCIPortIntelICHx.kext” to "EFI/EFI/CLOVER/KEXTS/10.11/" Start Clover Configurator and open config.plist in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ Go to  options and check  -v and nv_disable=1 and save Now you are done with the USB installation media next is to install the OSX El Capitan  
    Install OSX El Capitan
     
    Boot on USB, Install El Capitan, Reboot using the USB but this time choose the HDD with newly installed El Capitan Install Clover to your HDD El Capitan partition, same as before Mount USB 10.11 INSTALLER’s EFI partition and copy the EFI folder to your desktop, un-mount when done Now mount the HDD El Capitan EFI partition and copy the EFI folder from your desktop to mounted EFI partition "EFI/" Install this Kexts using Kext Utility "AppleHDA  & CodecCommander.kext" Install nVidia drivers Reboot without the USB and all should be working except for graphics and the wrong amount of RAM Start Clover configurator and first go to "BOOT"  and uncheck “nv_disable=1” and check “nvda_drv=1” next go to "SMBIOS" and manually add the memory setup of your RAM by adding each slot and memory HW spec. Reboot and now all should be working…
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