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  1. Hi guys, Great to see you are helping each other. Unfortunately, I won't be able to finish this guide, as I got really busy with other things in my life (new job, new projects and now mainly using gentoo Linux as my main OS) and also because I do not own that Z400 Workstation anymore. It was glad to help this community! So, I invite any of you to start, if needed, a new thread and copy the guide I've created to make it evolve. If you do create a new thread, please let me know in a private message (I won't follow this thread anymore) so I can add your thread link in the main post. Best Regards, - chatdeau
  2. Hi guys, Just a quick message to let you know that I have many personnal stuff to workaround at the moment and I should be able to come back to help you and add more info to this guide within about a week or so. I also plan to make at least 2 other guides for 2 additionnal hackintosh setups. For those trying to install Yosemite with Clover, I'd try the same version that Rockey12 said is using (2 replies before this one), as the recent versions seem to be somehow problematic with our Workstations (at least with my Z400). See you soon. - chatdeau
  3. I might try that eventually, but as clover works fine without my former dsdt.aml with no issue graphics, I don't think it's pertinent to do so now. Could you tell me what version of clover you are using please? the version I have boots fine, but won't have USB working at all, whatever settings I use (with/without patches/injection/custom dsdt.aml). Thanks, - chatdeau
  4. It's a bit early to mention all the benefits in the specific case of Z400, but for now I can say the boot time is reduced quite a lot. I've just tried a DSDT file I just patched tho, but I get a black screen. I'm wondering if there's anything wrong with my patches or if it has something to do with my version of iasl to recompile it. Investigating ... - chatdeau
  5. Good news guys, I finally managed to boot Yosemite using Clover. It's really faster than with Chameleon. Thanks to Rockey12, I've got some inspiration for my new config.plist But hold on, because I pretty much have to redo all relevant DSDT patches manually, as my former dsdt.aml won't work with Clover. -chatdeau EDIT : @Rockey12 - Note that I did not use any of your modified kext, so you should be able to boot as well with original ones.
  6. According to the title of this thread, it's Yosemite ;-) I'll first complete this guide for Yosemite. Once I'm satisfied with it, I'll probably try pretty much the same with El Captain (and most probably create another guide). - chatdeau
  7. Thanks for that, I'll give this a try (of course, adapting it to my setup). Will report really soon. - chatdeau
  8. I never had to use a patched AppleACPIPlatform.kext as I've always installed OS X the vanilla way (never wanted to use "magical" installers), so it's already the original. Normally, I shouldn't have to use a patched kernel neither, as I didn't have to patch it when using Chameleon. I've just received some advices. Will try those and report if there's anything successful. - chatdeau
  9. Hi guys, Please, take a look at the actual state of my guide (don't forget to Follow this thread!). If you can provide some help (I'm quite specific already at the beginning of the guide, written in red), it would help me a lot. Also, don't hesitate to ask questions, as it helps me to make it well structured. As mentionned in that red section of my guide, I'm having issues migrating from Chameleon to Clover (I've created a duplicate installation so that I can provide Clover instructions as well as Chameleon one). For now, here's my config.plist.zip (be aware that I've set it up for a W3690 CPU, so before using it yourself, please change CPU values to yours), but I'm getting a kernel panic with this message : "Unable to find driver for this platform" See this picture (sorry, cell camera sucks) : If you have any clues or advices as to how to avoid that KP, please let me/us know. Thanks, - chatdeau
  10. ****************************************************************************************************************************** IF YOU WANT A RAW COPY (THAT INCLUDES ACTUAL FORMATTING) OF THIS UNFINISHED GUIDE, ASK ME THROUGH PRIVATE MESSAGE, THEN MODIFY IT AND SEND IT BACK TO ME THROUGH PRIVATE MESSAGE, IT'LL BE A PLEASURE TO UPDATE IT, BUT I'M NOT ACTIVE HERE ANYMORE -- ALSO, IF YOU KNOW HOW TO HAVE THIS THREAD'S OWNERSHIP CHANGED AND WANT TO OWN IT, LET ME KNOW HOW TO PROCEED AS I DO NOT WISH TO KEEP IT FOR ME, THANKS! ****************************************************************************************************************************** Hi, I'm starting this new topic in the hope to, progessively, create a guide for a vanilla (as much as possible) OS X Installation on Z400/Z600/Z800 Workstations. I invite you to participate in the comments so that this topic becomes an easy-to-follow guide. The idea of doing this emerged from information exchanged with other members (proteinshake, MacPeet, zhangtemplar, MacUser2525, nitelava & apav) in topic titled "Fix my HP! Just a few random DSDT-edits to improve your HacMac experience." originally created by proteinshake. Main goals of this guide Explain manual procedures; Avoid "magical" utilities, but don't ignore them (they can sometimes be time/life savers); Make you become independent & aware of the inner mechanics of creating a functional Hackintosh, so that you can repeat & adapt those procedures for future hackintosh projects. *** AS THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS TOPIC, I WILL NEED SOME HELP TO GATHER ACCURATE INFORMATION *** HELP NEEDED, PLEASE READ THIS SECTION, THANKS! As I only own a Z400 Workstation, I'd need you (those who own Z600 and Z800 Workstations) to send me your lspci output. To do so, you have 2 options: Boot with a Linux LiveCD (see the Tools/Utilities/kexts or other useful links section at the bottom of this post); If you already have an OSX version installed, you'll need to install lspci (see the Tools/Utilities/kexts or other useful links section at the bottom of this post). Type the following command : lspci -nnvv >~/Desktop/lspci-nnvv_output.txt If you are using Linux, please also type this command (before creating the following, make sure you updated your BIOS to v03.57) : sudo cat /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/DSDT >~/Desktop/DSDT.aml OR: sudo cat /proc/acpi/dsdt >~/Desktop/DSDT.aml (whichever works for you) Copy those files to a USB flash drive, send them to yourself by email or whatever other method you want. Then, reply to this topic mentionning which workstation you have, and attach the file(s) created above. ALSO, if you got Clover to boot your Z400 / Z600 / Z800 Worktation, PLEASE send us your config.plist so that we can have a starting point. I'm trying to switch from Chameleon to Clover, but I'm still unable to fix a Kernel Panic I have; I will report it with a screenshot soon in the comments, maybe some of you might know why I get it. Requirements Another Mac or Hackintosh machine; 8GB+ USB flash drive; BIOS updated to latest version (v03.57, 2013-09-20 release, found HERE); This is mandatory for 2 reasons : patched DSDT files included in this guide will not work (properly) if you use a different BIOS version; that latest BIOS version fixes possible erratic behaviours with Xeon 3600 & 5600 CPU series. Z400/Z600/Z800 specific files (see Z400/Z600/Z800 specific information sections further below). BIOS setup instructions (eventually, there will be screenshots) You must set your hard drive controller to AHCI+RAID mode, else you won't be able to use your SATA devices. ... Generic instructions (for all downloads/credits, see Tools/Utilities/kexts or other useful links & All attached files sections at the bottom of this post) Get a copy of Yosemite Installer from the AppStore; Create a Yosemite boot DVD or USB (USB recommended); Partition & format the USB Flash Drive : Put your USB Flash Drive in a USB port; Open Disk Utility; Select your USB Flash Drive disk in the left pane; Click on the "Partition" tab in the right pane; Change "Partition Scheme" to 1; Click on "Options" at the bottom; Make sur you select GUID (first one) and click on OK; Give it a name, let's say Yosemite-Installer for the sake of this guide; Change "Format" to "Extended Mac OS (journaled)" (AFTER THIS STEP, YOU'LL ERASE YOUR USB Flash Drive, so make a backup first if you have important data on it!); Click on "Apply"; Create a USB Flash Drive with Yosemite Installer on it; Open Terminal; Copy/Paste the following command (make sure to verify the path names as they might differ slightly on your setup) - it will ask for your user password to elevate the command at root permission level : sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/YosemiteInstaller --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --nointeraction Wait until it's completed (takes about 20 minutes, depending on your setup and USB speed); Into your volume's /System/Library/Extensions folder, copy the following kernel extensions (kext) : AHCIPortInjector_v1.0.0_Micky1979.kext.zip & IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector_v1.0.0_Micky1979.kext.zip - Those extensions make OS X detect your SATA controller. You'll get the "Waiting for root device..." message if you don't install those. (Couldn't yet find official page nor original thread for those, please let me know if you found it - credits seem to go to Micky1979); FakeSMC_v6.16.1372_netkas.kext.zip - emulates Apple's SMC chip found on Apple motherboards; NullCPUPowerManagement_v1.0.0d2_tgwbd.kext.zip - prevents kernel panic of genuine Apple Power Management; (optional for the install disk, this is to get sound working) VoodooHDA_v2.87.kext.zip (autumnrain, slice2009) - The file attached here is version 2.87 with a tweaked Info.plist to fix noise & volume issues for our workstations. According to my tests, HDADisabler kext is not needed (probably because original unpatched AppleHDA won't detect our Realtek ALC262 chipset). Now, let's rebuild that target volume's kernel cache with the following command : kextcache -f -update-volume /Volumes/YosemiteInstall Create the Extra folder on your Yosemite's install disk : mkdir -p /Volumes/YosemiteInstaller/Extra Install a bootloader Chameleon ... Clover ... ... Z400 specific information Instructions ... Files BIOS v03.57 - released on 2013-09-20 (latest realease known as of 20150711) dsdt-Z400-BIOS_v03.57-untouched.dsl.zip - Grabbed using Ubuntu LiveCD (this is NOT the patched DSDT); My latest patched DSDT files (USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!) dsdt-shdw_chatdeau-20150710-27-various_fixes.zip (includes both aml & commented dsl files); org.chameleon.Boot.plist.zip (not using SSDT with that version); For those who would know how to properly patch AppleHDA, here are the needed information files : AppleHDA_patch_request_ALC262.zip; lspci -nnvv output : Z400_lspci-nnvv.txt. Known problems Unable to find a working AppleHDA patch for Realtek ALC262 (sound is working using VoodooHDA with tweaked Info.plist, see Generic instructions section above); USB Mass Storage devices are ejected upon wake (PLEASE let us know if you know who to fix this!); Impossible to boot without -f flag in Chameleon, unless ALL kexts are in /System/Library/Extensions (which is not really a problem); ... Links ... Z600 specific information Instructions ... Files ... Known problems ... Links ... Z800 specific information Instructions ... Files ... Known problems ... Links ... Processor specific information Files Generated SSDT for Intel Xeon W3690 using Piker-Alpha's beta ssdtPRGen.sh script (USE THIS SSDT AT YOUR OWN RISK!) : ssdt-shdw_chatdeau-W3690.zip; Generated SSDT for Intel i7-930 (probably using Piker-Alpha's ssdtPRGen.sh script), found "somewhere" (UNTESTED - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!) : ssdt_i7-930.dsl.zip. Links Intel® Core™ i7-930 Processor (8M Cache, 2.80 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI); Intel® Xeon® Processor W3690 (12M Cache, 3.46 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI); List of Macintosh models grouped by CPU type; Tools/Utilities/kexts or other useful links (not always OSx86 specific) Kernel Extensions (kexts) : AppleUSBXHCI.kext [patched] - "This is used for none-Intel chipset USB3.0 controllers. The AppleUSBXHCI.kext is based on Zenith432's patch."; GenericUSBXHCI (Zenith432) - "Open Source USB 3.0 xHC driver for OS X 10.7.5 - 10.10"; HWSensors [includes FakeSMC.kext] (blusseau, kozlek, slice2009) - "HWSensors is a software bundle that includes drivers and applications that allow you to access information from hardware sensors available on your Mac."; NullCPUPowerManagement.kext (tgwbd) - "[Plays] a couple of tricks with the IOKit service registration process to ensure it takes over the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement match category on its IOResources provider nub"; VoodooHDA (autumnrain, slice2009) - "VoodooHDA is an open source audio driver for devices compliant with the Intel High Definition Audio specification. It is intended as a replacement for AppleHDA on Mac OS X with support for a wide range of audio controllers and codecs."; Kext tools : Kext Wizard (janek202) - Repairs kext permissions & rebuilds kernel caches; Bootloaders : Chameleon (ErmaC, Kabyl, Tamás Kosárszky, JrCs, etc.) - "Chameleon is a Darwin/XNU boot loader based on Apple's boot-132."; Chameleon Wizard (janek202) - "helps to install, update and download latests revs of this bootloader"; Clover Configurator (mackie100) - Helps you configure Clover Bootloader options; Clover EFI bootloader (apianti, blackosx, blusseau, dmazar, slice2009) - "EFI-based bootloader for BIOS-based computers created as a replacement to EDK2/Duet bootloader"; Clover third-party tools - Clover FixDsdtMask Calculator (cvad) & Clover builder (cvad); Clover Utilities (blusseau, kozlek, slice2009) - "Preference pane for Clover bootloader". Audio / HDA : Apple Hardware Dumps (tea blog) - Dumps of system information from original Apple computers (ioreg, acpi, lspci, audio codec dump, etc.); HDA Wizard for Mountain Lion (janek202) - Tool that helps you patch AppleHDA (apparently works with Yosemite); it was not yet possible to use this to successfully patch AppleHDA for Z400/Z600/Z800 Realtek ALC262 chipset (using VoodooHDA for now, see attachments in the Generic instructions section). Power Management : Intel Power Gadget (Jun De Vega @ Intel) - "Intel® Power Gadget is a software-based power usage monitoring tool enabled for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors or later.". [Note : This won't work with Nehalem processors. I use (and prefer) HWSensors' HWMonitor]. DSDT / SSDT / binary patching : Apple Hardware Dumps (tea blog) - Dumps of system information from original Apple computers (ioreg, acpi, lspci, audio codec dump, etc.); ACPICA iASL & Intel ACPI Tools 20150619 / github repository (ACPICA) - "The ACPI Component Architecture (ACPICA) project provides an operating system (OS)-independent reference implementation of the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Specification (ACPI)."; HexPatcher (EvOSX86) - Universal / generic hex patcher for any kind of Mac OS X binary; MaciASL (phpdev32) - "A native AML compiler and IDE for OS X, with syntax coloring, tree navigation, automated patching, online patch file repositories, and iASL binary updates."; ssdtPRGen.sh Beta (Piker-Alpha) - "Script to generate a SSDT for Power Management". Hardware / system information : DPCIManager (phpdev32) - "DPCIManager lists all of the PCI devices attached to your machine, along with their PCI IDs, vendor name, and device name. It will also retrieve the kext loaded for that device, important when troubleshooting."; lspci v1.1 (EvOSX86) - "lspci is a command on Unix-like operating systems that prints ("lists") detailed information about all PCI buses and devices in the system. It is based on a common portable library libpci which offers access to the PCI configuration space on a variety of operating systems". Misc : Ubuntu Desktop LiveCD; Yosemite in the AppStore; XtraFinder (Tran Ky Nam Software) - "[Adds] Tabs and features to Mac Finder". All attached files (oldest is first, newest is last) AppleHDA_patch_request_ALC262.zip AHCIPortInjector_v1.0.0_Micky1979.kext.zip IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector_v1.0.0_Micky1979.kext.zip NullCPUPowerManagement_v1.0.0d2_tgwbd.kext.zip VoodooHDA_v2.87.kext.zip FakeSMC_v6.16.1372_netkas.kext.zip dsdt-Z400-BIOS_v03.57-untouched.dsl.zip dsdt-shdw_chatdeau-20150710-27-various_fixes.zip ssdt-shdw_chatdeau-W3690.zip ssdt_i7-930.dsl.zip org.chameleon.Boot.plist.zip Z400_lspci-nnvv.txt ... more to come! - chatdeau
  11. Hi guys, I'm going to start another topic, specifically for HP Z400 / Z600 / Z800 Workstations. CLICK HERE to get to it. Regards, chatdeau
  12. AppleHDA ALC262 for Fujitsu Esprimo P3510 Yosemite

    Hi MacPeet! Thanks for this upload, I'm going to give it a try on the HP Z400. Could you please include, here, the full procedure you went through to have this working? Also, could you include you HDEF device please? It would also be great to get the output of lspci -nnvv for device/subsystem IDs. Thanks & Regards, chatdeau
  13. Hi guys, I'm still tinkering with the DSDT. I've made some progress, as sleep works better/faster, but it's still not properly handling USB Mass Storage devices (they get ejected when coming back from sleep). I've removed many unused devices, disabled unreferenced functions, made some optimization, etc. I've also made a request on github to eventually integrate SSDT for my processors and participating to another thread about that along with MacUser2525. Probably later on tonight I'll upload another version of my DSDT, if ever it might help anyone else and also if you're interested to participate in optimizing it with me. Note that I'm optimizing it for Z400. I've compared it with the one for Z800 ; it's almost identical, except a few parts of the DSDT, and (important to note), the LPCB device-id declared in _DSM Method is not the same for the Z400 and the Z800. Use caution when adapting to your Workstation and verify every device's address so that it matches the ones from your lspci output. I've been testing many AppleHDA version up to now, without much success, but I still have several ones to try, so I'm going to give some feedback about that as well. Cheers! EDIT 1 : I've also just updated to most recent HWSensors 6.16.1372 (which includes FakeSMC with plugins).
  14. Thanks for the info MacUser2525. I've also been tinkering for a while, especially to find the "Low Frequency Mode" values that don't seem listed anywhere (or at least, not with that exact vocabulary, or maybe it needs to be calculated using other values such as the multiplier and buss speed, as you seem to say), so i decided to create an issue on Piker-Alpha's github. Let's see what comes out of that request.
  15. Could you please share the procedure you went through, step by step, so that I (and others) can try it? I'd like to try that for both my W3690 & i7-930 processors. Also, does it panic if you remove your NullCPU kext? Thanks, chatdeau
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