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    Where to get Tiger ten years later?

    Actually I was thinking of Tiger too for my old T60 (GMA950 only) some time ago. MacBooks 1,1 had very similar specs so it should run with 10.4 all right. Macintoshgarden has some flavors of Tiger X86 hosted by now, same for Leopard which would be an option too. Is there any chance you might upload JAS 10.4 and kalyway leo to Macintoshgarden or another place you might prefer notsnsone? I think it´s absolutely worth preserving the old hacks where possible. If others have locally stored pre Nawcom SL hacks, please do share! I´m aware of the fact that both Tiger and Leopard (Server) do run fine with VMWare Fusion on a Mojave host. Running on real hardware is a nice addition and it might give some life to the outdated GMA950 rigs. Writing HD HFS floppies for vintage Macs is a needful thing too.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Slightly off-topic, but for all of you wanting to renew the touch-pad of your T420, here is an offer from a German seller: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-T420-Handauflage-Palmrest-Keyboard-bezel-Original/263995876149?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 I got two of those working just fine. It was time to replace the worn out "mouse" buttons anyway. Also, the Broadcom WLAN cards became really affordable too: https://www.ebay.de/itm/New-Half-Mini-Wireless-Wifi-Network-Card-for-DW1510-PW934-BCM94322HM8L-Gree-M1H6/302570350476?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Edit 1: Sigh, old hardware does fail. The Conexant 20672 sound chip of my i5-2540 T420 seems to be fried. Windows can´t find an audio device any more, headphone jack is dead. macOS can´t find an output device either, but headphone jack still works. Edit 2: Its not the Conexant sound chip which passed away. I´m a happy camper again. Seems my latest W10 update killed the sound device for what reason ever. As to why macOS is tangled by this too remains a mystery to me. Anyway, installing the latest chipset driver from Intel enables sound again. This Intel page has the package I did install: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/20775/Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-INF-Update-Utility- (I´ll attach the chipset driver DL below too.) Edit 3: Be prepared for a missing sound device again, if you let MS do another "upgrade". Keep the chipset driver in reach as you will need it again after upgrade. It may be worth a thought to disable upgrades altogether and stop W10 from phoning home. See attached file OOSU10. MS updates may be questionable, the "repair" function does nothing about the missing device. Looking at the Sound control panel in W10 shows nothing. Conexant driver install quits, as there is no matching hardware found. Not exactly the customer experience MS is targeting to, I hope. According to HWInfo, the Windows build in question is Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 17134.471 (1803/RS4), just to let you know, in case you get hit by the same update feature. IntelChipset.7z OOSU10.7z
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Thats what I was asking myself either. So far my two DW 1510 were working oob since ElCap IIRC. If a config.plist edit would show the card as Apple instead of "Third-Party Wireless Card" it might be nice to have. If channel 12 and 13 in the 2.4GHz band could be enabled that way, it would be a real improvement. (I doubt that, flashing the card will be needed - not worth the hassle, I would suppose.) MBP 8.1 / 9.1 On my side, re-enabling Preview is bettering things a lot. However, I feel that a config.plist with MBP8.1 or MBP9.1 slows down things compared to MBP11.1. E.g. opening "About This Mac" or inserting a text string here by copy/paste seems to lag for a second or so. Which setting do you use or like best for Mojave?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Good you got your hack working so far, namisloc! Did you repair/refresh kext cashes fequently? If no, use Kext Utility to maintain system files after any changes you made to your hack. I´ll attach Kext Utility, just in case. Sierra is probably the best OS for a T420. If you have a spare SSD, you may always clone what you got and upgrade the clone to HS or Mojave, if you feel the need. A Atheros WLAN mPCIe should work as Airport. I´m using these, as they are supported OOB: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-DW1510-Wireless-N-Wlan-Half-Mini-WIFI-Card-BCM94322HM8L-Dual-brand-0PW934/271557237987?epid=28023372237&hash=item3f3a129ce3:g:6oEAAOSwXeJXeTIW:rk:2:pf:0 Why your trackpad does not show up, remains a riddle to me. I have got a 4336-5U2 with everything working. EDIT: Went back to Sierra and the Trackpad setting there is not found either. Lenovo Trackpoint and Touchpad, do work though. Kext Utility.app.zip
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Yup, such graphic glitches are annoying. If its just Firefox, Brave is the better, faster, non tracking, ad blocking browser.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Hi bxe! Got exactly the same T420 config as the one you posted. Did you install Mojave over your existing El Cap? I recall some black screens and freezes during the Mojave upgrade, but things are working fine since (booting with -v). I´m using tluck´s 1600x900config.plist renamed to config.plist. The only issue I found so far is Preview not opening jpg files. I did assign jpg files to "XnView MP MacOSX" but Finder displays the ever spinning cartwheel when clicking a jpg just the same. I had a system freeze yesterday after inserting a SD card from a camera - tons of JPEG on it of course. My guess is that Finder/Preview tries to access the metal API, which is unsupported by our SandyBridge iGPU. Other apps may call for metal too, thus freezing the hack, could you share the QT file in question eventually?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Hi namisloc. I would assume that you did hit several obstacles at one time. My thoughts: - A macOS Hackintosh can not boot with two active GPU. Did you disable the NV graphics in BIOS? - HD 3000 IvyBridge laptops are incompatible with 10.14 Mojave. - Your boot volume should be empty and clean for installation. Best use a Gparted Live CD to swipe clean your HDD/SSD. If I was in your place, I would step back to a Snow Leopard machine and prepare a bootable USB device for 10.11/10.12/10.13 from there. Snow Leo still runs fine on Core2Duo rigs. You may install with Nawcoms Mod CD and a SL retail DVD from the Internet Archive. A virtual machine running 10.6 Server is another option of course. As you got macOS on your boot USB device with tlucks EFI package, you may install on your T420. Of course tluck´s EFI package has to be copied to your HDD/SSD to boot from it. Remember that the Clover package must be installed onto the hidden EFI partition EFI/EFI/Clover. The EFI partition is automatically created by macOS DiskUtility when initialising your HDD/SSD as HFS drive. (Use a GPT partition table at this step.) As you got e.g 10.12 on your T420 and booting with tlucks EFI package, you may DL 10.14 from the app store, as the T420 pretends to be a MBP late 2013 which is supported for Mojave upgrades. Mojave will only work with the new APFS file system. You can only format your HDD as APFS as you already got Mojave. When upgrading to Mojave from an earlier macOS, your HDD/SSD will be converted to APFS by force. The procedure may fail for several reasons: Too little room on the given device, Mojave dislikes the drive, its a Monday, etc. Either way, be aware that the upgrade will take a really long time and may fail several times. It may be recommendable to start a new thread for your work. Most of us here already had several macOS versions on their T420 and do read here only for fine tuning.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Thanks tluck, I was thinking of the T420S, USB3 will be an issue there too. Also I´m curious whether somebody succeeded flashing BIOS for whitelist removal. Presumably PFLASH (DOS) would do the job.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Some sort of off topic, but I saw the T420s being sold at affordable prices. Did anybody succeed with a T420s hackintosh? The specs are looking similar, except for USB3, there also seems to be modded BIOS available for whitelist removal.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Tetonne, did you really boot into DOS? No GUI, no Windows (10), just the DOS prompt A:∖ on an empty black screen. Its a miracle to me how you should have got 1.49 when you had 1.52. When I tried (long ago) PFLASH from DOS was the only way to downgrade BIOS. Usually you could only upgrade to a higher version from the Windows command line. As I never had BIOS 1.52 things may be different by now or something is locked. Please bear with me asking the above, maybe I got something wrong.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Sorry to hear about your mischief MikeDece. As you mentioned your T60, mine is still running Snow Leopard 10.6.7. I recall installation was brain dead simple with the use of Nawcoms Mod CD and a SL retail DVD. You may know that Internet Archive is hosting SL retail DVDs: https://archive.org/details/cd-roms?and[]=snow+leopard&sin= I could dig out Nawcoms Mod CD for sure. Note that Nawcoms Mod will only work with a 10.6.0 or 10.6.3 retail DVD - not with the grey DVDs. Such install would give you basic Intel "Mac" sort of. From there, you could follow the guide to set up a bootable thumb drive with Clover / Sierra. Other than using your T60, setting up 10.6 Server via virtualisation is possible too. I cant tell how to do that in GNU/Linux. Its easy enough on a Mac with VMWare Fusion, but thats another hen-egg problem for you.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    So yeah, the procedure seems to be still doable. Looks like I did not want to delete anything I had found, though it is not needed to get the downgrade done. Follow these simple steps: 1. Grab a USB stick and format it FAT32 with the hidden DOS system files on it. I think I used HPUSBDisk.exe and the files from usbdos.zip while running some Windows OS. 2. Copy over all needed files. You will need at least PFLASH.exe, B146.FL1, B146M.FL1 and the TP directory with the winflash.exe. 3. Boot from your USB device into DOS. 4. Type in: PFLASH /sa B146.FL1 (This should downgrade your T420 to BIOS 1.46) 5. Boot into Windows again, open a DOS window and navigate to USB/TP/bios_mod. 6. Type in: winflash /sa B146M.FL1 From the winflash GUI, select "Flash BIOS only" then click on the "Flash" button. That should be it - reboot and enjoy your modded BIOS. You may have guessed that M stands for the modded BIOS you finally want. Besides the whitelist removal, some AMT features are also disabled with the mod. Good luck! For the rare possibility that you already ditched all your Windows installer DVDs: The Internet Archive has one here: https://archive.org/details/HPOperatingSystemDVDWindows7ProfessionalSP164-bit650434-DN32012 No serial needed, but the install is not a "genuine" W7 of course. HPUSBDisk.exe usbdos.zip OpenMe.iso
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    It has been some time since I downgraded my second T420, memory does not better with age either. Basically you have to create a thumb drive which boots into DOS. As you got that, you copy over the files I pointed to, onto that thumb drive. Then after DOS boot, you downgrade with the DOS utility (everything else failed on my side) At last you flash the patched 1.46 (with whitelist removed) in Windows. I´ll look through my writing to check what still makes sense to me.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Your HD3000 kexts are not loaded Bacon, thats why the graphics are reported as 5MB. I had exactly that output too when starting the Mojave quest. Be sure to run Kext Utility (again) after installing the HD3000 kexts to S/L/E. As the system cache files have been refreshed, your setup should work - hopefully. Your screenshots are showing the HD3000 kexts in EFI/EFI/Clover/10.14 if I´m not mistaken. Is that for backup purposes?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Hi pcace! Here is the type of card I bought years ago, the chipset specs can be seen on the pictures. https://www.amazon.com/Brand-PW934-Half-Size-Wireless-802-11AGN/dp/B00B5A0NGU/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1542746683&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=dell+1510+m+pci-e
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