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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I don't know anything about USB3, because the T420 doesn't have any USB3 ports . However, I can positively say that no one has been able to get the SD card reader working. You can also get the bluetooth assistant to go away by going into bluetooth options and unchecking the option for it to show the configuration when it can't detect a keyboard. Also, is clover ~creating~ /EFI each time? I remember I figured out how to fix this... but not what I remembered... because Monday.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Swapped ACPI and config files in EFI, turned off machine, swapped screen and CPU (and screen cable), turned on machine, reran SSDT command. Amazing. The i7 is noticeably faster with certain tasks. I chose not to put a quad core i7 in (which is possible) because of rumored heat issues and higher TDP on the chip, but I might end up with a T430s soon anyway. An aside: anyone have any issues with the machine taking a long time to shut down or reboot? It hangs for sometimes 10-15 seconds before shutting down for me.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @tluck, Good call on the SSDT and DSDT, I will swap those when I shut it down before swapping the hardware. Parts should be in by Wednesday next week, I'll update with my results :-)
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @tluck, thanks, got rid of my mystery boot options. It was indeed the logical OS volume, but after tinkering with trying to turn filevault on (just boots to black screen, so had to turn it back off), I have one entry now. Query: if I replace my CPU with an i7-2640m and the screen with a 1600x900 panel, will just replacing my config be sufficient?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @tluck, good idea but unfortunately no difference... I might try physically pulling the wifi card later. Will report w/results. **UPDATE** Pulling the wifi card physically did the trick. Was able to install 10.10 via downloaded installer (without needing to remove kext). I did need to install the kexts from tluck's package with kext utility after first booting, but getting wi-fi was as simple as reinserting the wi-fi card! I do have a third mystery boot entry (other than regular boot and recovery) that results in a KP when I choose it... but not overly concerned. Of course, physically altering the machine to install a software update makes me want to switch this machine back to it's wonderful Arch Linux days... but I'll give 10.10 a shot.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Having a little trouble running the 10.10 installer... but through NO FAULT of tluck's package! (It's perfect!) The issue is my wi-fi card. That was my issue the last time I was having KPs. Anyway, when I try to just run the installer, it KP's because I'm using this brcm4352.kext from toleda (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/292542-airport-pcie-half-mini/). No problem, I figure, just remove it and then run the installer... I can't seem to do that. When I remove that kext and revert the IO80211Family.kext to the original form (I use the provided patcher for 5Ghz), I get a KP, backtrace is com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224....... How do I go about debugging this issue? Thanks!
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @Mittles, yeah, I turned VT-x back on after I had the system installed and it works fine! I guess it just messes with the installer...
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @tluck I definitely both have VT-x enabled and use it actively (VMWare Fusion). No problems! Maybe I'm just lucky... but I do think it works on the T420. I figured out my KP without caches issue thanks to your tips, it was a broadcom kext I needed to reinstall. I installed 10.10 on my Mac Mini test machine... I don't know how I feel about the new aesthetic yet. Seems imprecise for some reason, which I don't like.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Tluck, running into a little problem. I updated to 10.9.4, grabbed your pack, and updated the kexts you indicated. It booted fine without caches. I actually hadn't rebooted until yesterday and when I did I got a kernel panic. I can only boot without caches. It's probably a pretty simple fix but I don't really know what Clover is doing with regard to the caches. Any ideas? I use the wireless_half-mini repo to enable my wifi, along with an included patch to get 5ghz working. I think the issue might be related to it, since it edits the brcm4360.kext
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    tluck's right as usual! If you get multiple Windows entries in Clover after you do that, you might have to tweak your Clover config a bit, but you're almost there!
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @tluck it'll use the ESP either way actually, the MSR is literally used for nothing, except some really weird Windows corner cases that no one ever bumps into.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Awesome, I love gdisk. I am glad to know that Disk Utility is an insidious little devil now. (I hate it when software does things without telling me)
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @ Adrenelation, try this; in Disk Utility, delete the FAT partition you created (by going to the whole disk->partition and click the minus with the FAT partition selected), then run a Repair Disk on the entire disk. That should recreate the PMBR. Then, try installing Windows again, it should allow you to create a new partition in the free space. Shows my ignorance here // lack of apple documentation. I messed around with this in my apple VM and noticed that creating a FAT partition automatically converts the PMBR to MBR (but then deleting it as I instruct and running Repair Disk rebuilds it...) Oh, Apple. Edit: BE CAREFUL with the Windows installer, make sure you choose custom and then create a partition in the empty space, otherwise it'll nuke your OSX installation.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @Adrenalation a "protective MBR" is what gdisk calls a GPT partition table, that's what it's supposed to say! In the Windows installer, are you able to access the custom option and change/delete/create partitions?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @Adrenalation Interesting... There are some weird quirks with the Windows UEFI installer that I've run into, where it will not detect a GPT partition table if you try one way but it will work fine another way... I will mess around with this in a VM later, I don't have my windows installation media with me :-)
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