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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Thanks tluck! Just did the dummy install with the hwsensors.pkg, nothing else. As said before, the hwsensors installer went through without hickup and PS2 devices did work, HWMonitor from Applications did work too. So far, so good. After restart however, my PS2 devices were dead, the OS booted fine otherwise. This happened to me with Sierra and now with Catalina. Maybe I´m missing something or its just a random issue on my side?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Comrades, I already told you about my problems with HWSensors.6.26.1443.unsigned.pkg from tluck´s Utility folder in his Clover package. Usually I´m a big follower of hardware monitoring. HWSensors did break T420´s PS2 keyboard and mouse in Sierra and right now in Catalina again. I could install RehaMan´s VoodooPS2Controller.kext 2018-1008 via USB mouse and keyboard app. Now, I do have a workaround, but feel somewhat "bad" about it, as PS2 devices where working like a charm before installing the above .pkg. I feel there must be a solution to get back PS2 via Clover - but how? Did anybody else loose his PS2 devices after installing HWSensors?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Sorry mate, I was thinking about the WWAN slot near the RAM at the bottom, not the WLAN WiFi slot, which you do need to populate with some WiFi card of course. Some mPCIe SSDs from China might be considered, as 2nd or 3rd drive. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vaseky-Mini-1-8-mSATA-SSD-256G-MLC-Solid-State-Drive-for-Desktop-Notebook-PC/114000223395?hash=item1a8af15ca3:g:tAwAAOSwyutcorpZ I´m using one of the 128GB devices to test drive Catalina.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Maybe over cautious, but I prefer to keep a working and bootable Sierra instance on a 128BG SSD. CarbonCopyCloner does perfect macOS clones, just add tluck´s Clover files to EFI/EFI and everything should work. Do you have a 1600x900 display as well? To determine the display manufacturer, I found it easiest to boot from a Knoppix Live DVD and run hwinfo from Terminal. The manufacturer may not be that important with 1600x900 displays as tluck´s config.EDID-2e2.plist is working for me with both AUO and LG display. Office 2011 is working up to 10.14 Mojave, except for the nag screen about apps unsupported in future. I did not know that Office 365 became unsupported in Sierra, no surprise though. In case you do consider Office 2011 or CarbonCopyCloner best send a PM. In the long run, it may be wise to switch to Open Office or Keynote-Numbers-Pages. For Mojave you should best install macOS from scratch onto a blank SSD. Maybe consider a m-PCIe SSD too, if you do not need a WWAN card at all. When creating a boot stick with Mojave Patcher, don´t forget to add tluck´s Clover package to the USB´s EFI partition. After booting from the ready made USB stick, best format the target SSD as APFS, then let the macOS installer do its thing. Boot from SSD to get through the Apple quest and complete installation. (this is with a mediocre 16MB graphics, but it works) Finally boot from the USB stick again and run the Mojave Patcher from Utilities, select a MBP 8,1 if this is not there by default. At next boot from SSD, GPU support should work. For your WLAN, please read here: Many here are using Broadcom WLAN, as its hassle free. The devices are about € 3,- from China meanwhile: DELL DW1510 Wireless-N Wlan Half-Mini WIFI Card BCM94322HM8L
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    Any drivers for JMicron JMB38X?

    I am aware that this is an old thread, but i´m on the same boat. My Transcend TS-RDF1 SD card reader was working flawlessly all the way from 10.6 to 10.14. 10.15.1 breaks something. The installer is not working any more. It is possible to install the JMB38X.kext with Kext Utility after mounting the system partition as read/write. Afterwards the card reader device is seen by the OS, but no SD card is mounted in spite of that. The about screen looks exactly as with Mojave, kext is loaded, but nothing. Does anybody have a working solution for Catalina? Attached are installer and kext working with 10.14, though you will have those already. I´m under the impression that the card reader was working with 10.15.0 after upgrading from 10.14.6, but I may be wrong here. TSRDF1_Mac.zip JMB38X.kext.zip
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Found a small PCI-e SSD and installed 10.15.1 on it with CAT Patcher and the latest Clover package tluck has on GitHub. The OS runs fine so far, but the installer for my JMicron SD card reader refuses to work. Any thoughts how or where I could place the kext to get it loaded? JMB38X.kext.zip The SSD is one of these, but it won´t matter for kext install. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vaseky-128G-Mini-mSATA-3-1-8-Inch-SSD-Hard-Drive-Disk-Storage-Solid-State-for-PC/401927475375?hash=item5d94be90af:g:NCgAAOSwLm1dqzBm Edit1: Managed to mount system partition read/write and installed kext to S/L/E. Wish me some luck that it will load. Kext in EFI/EFI/Clover/kexts/others did not work for the SD card reader. Edit2: No luck so far. Device is seen by the OS, but no SD card is mounted.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @Malpa73 : That depends on whether you have the patched BIOS with whitelist removal for 1.5.2. I´m running my T420 rigs with 1.48 whitelist and some ME stuff removed. I don´t see any reason for upgrading as everything is working on my side.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Where in the world are you located, davidian? Snail mail goods are often destroyed by EMF inspection, sadly. I may have 10.14.4 stored locally, but would have to look for it. Isoriver seems to have 10.14.1, so they say, you should be able to go to 10.14.4 via combo update. https://isoriver.com/macos-mojave-10-14-download/ https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1996?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US Archive.org has something too: https://archive.org/details/MacOSMojave10.14BySYSNETTECHSolutionsFullVersion
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Thanks for doing all that testing, great work! Did you use 10.15.1 already or an earlier build?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Good you got things sorted, davidian - mostly. Presumably you may upgrade the usual way via AppStore. You will have to re-install the patches from your boot stick methinks, as soon as S/L/E was overwritten by upgrading.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Exactly davidian. DU quits with an error "The disk could not be initialised" or so. The HHD was sitting in the same Ultrabay as the SSD which did boot 10.14/10.15. The HDD is a unused 160GB Hitachi one, 5400 RPM, 8 MB Cache, SATA II, IIRC. No dice. This is a pict of the device not working in macOS. Maybe an issue that this HDD was manufactured before AF became common? Good thought to try with an earlier OSX / macOS.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Bad news, a dying SSD. What brand, how many years in use, may I ask? I tried installing 10.15 onto an old SATA II 160GB HDD and even could not initialise it via macOS. Windows does format it and Crystal Disk says the drive is in good condition. Could it be DiskUtility became picky with spinning disks?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    As of today, AppStore is distributing macOS 15.0.33. Maybe time to give the OS another go? Fixes from 0.32 to 0.33 will not be huge, presumably.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Sure I tried re-installing patches, but no dice. The CAT installer licence mentioned macOS pre-release, but I don´t recall the exact wording. The version.plist says this: <key>BuildAliasOf</key> <string>InstallAssistant</string> <key>BuildVersion</key> <string>9</string> <key>CFBundleShortVersionString</key> <string>15.0.32</string> <key>CFBundleVersion</key> <string>15032</string> <key>ProjectName</key> <string>InstallAssistant</string> <key>SourceVersion</key> <string>1426001005000000</string> Is that the same version you are running? Good to know that our T420´s do still work with your Clover package and the patcher, basically.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Yes, thanks for caring, tluck. Sound and everything else is working with my clean install. Maybe I did something stupid during all those upgrades (from Sierra) and forgot about it meanwhile. I´m hardly using the dock, but might look into that too. The one and only riddle right now: I got 10.15 on internal SSD and 10.14 in the extension bay (same type of SSD). 10.14 boots fine from the extension bay. When booting from the internal drive, the OS takes ages to load and stops on a black screen. If I force quit and remove the caddie, booting from the internal drive works as expected. Strange, but not a problem really.
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