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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    10.15.5 is running as stable on my side as 10.14.6 - that is for 16GB 1600MHz RAM with an LG 1600x900 display. I´m occasionally running Catalina just because I can. Mojave has too many advantages for me.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Ah, thanks for doing my homework. I was playing around with WWAN as my DSL landline is becoming worse and worse. Not that WAN would be an alternative, living in the sticks. Lets see how to get rid of that little bugger again. Done. Its a Vodafone connect thing. Did not work for me anyway.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Experiencing a couple of system crashes here since beginning of May. Can somebody make anything out of it? What is/does the VMBMicroClient? I don´t think I did install anything on my Mojave system recently. Process: VMBMicroClient [462] Path: /Applications/VMBMicroClient.app/Contents/MacOS/VMBMicroClient Identifier: net.novamotum.VMBMicroClient Version: 1.6.0 (820) Code Type: X86 (Native) Parent Process: ??? [1] Responsible: VMBMicroClient [462] User ID: 501 Date/Time: 2020-05-08 11:33:11.061 +0200 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.14.6 (18G4032) Report Version: 12 Anonymous UUID: 02E52FB6-78BE-8208-6ED4-944B0F18B1B7 Time Awake Since Boot: 49 seconds System Integrity Protection: disabled Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (SIGILL) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000 Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY Termination Signal: Illegal instruction: 4 Termination Reason: Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0x4 Terminating Process: exc handler [462] Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Missing required plugin'
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Thanks tluck! Yes it was an easy fix. I just dropped back to the config.plist I am using with Clover/Mojave. I did not look into it, but DualLink may be the culprit, even with the LG display that never needed it in the past. As late adopter the T420 is going to stay with macOS for me as long Apple is using Intel cpu. A low cost solution easy to maintain with three SSD devices when counting the mPCIe slot, hard to beat that. Did collect some spares even, in case a T420 should break due to hardware issues. Your OC boot is a very appreciated addition, I do like the startup chime too. Looking forward to your planned repo updates!
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Afaik there is no other method for upgrading a T420. Create a bootstick with Catalina Patcher 1.44 and the 10.15.5 installer. Add the EFI folder from the repo tluck has on GitHub to the EFI partition of your boot stick. Boot from the stick and install macOS over your existing 10.15.1. Don´t forget to install the patches from the stick and upgrade the EFI of your SSD finally.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I can only thank you again, tluck. You are the greatest! The joined effort on OC is really hilarious too. I did not expect a real competitor to Clover, but here it is. On a side note, is there something out of order with the latest Clover repo from second of June? Getting a black screen here (double checked patches) but OC is booting 10.15.5 just fine.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Please excuse me, if this has been discussed lengthy elsewhere. I can get a T420 with Nvidia Quadro 4200 GPU for about 100 bucks in reasonable condition. Is it possible at all to run macOS with the NV 4200 GPU? I know that switching GPU is a no go with Hackintosh, but is it possible to run with dedicated GPU alone? If so, is there already a config.plist which does just that?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Had a T420s for evaluation, but returned it because of a broken chassis. As far as I recall, RehabMan´s 2015 kext did work for me with the USB3 port. RehabMan-Generic-USB3-2015-1215.zip OS was Mojave methinks, installation was to S/L/E.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I don´t think so. HD3000 is officially unsupported and the gfx issues will be one reason. I have 16GB 1600MHz RAM here with one T420 and do not see any black lines at usual usage. At heavy load with several VMs running, I have rare glitches once in a while. LG made 1600x900 displays are supposed to perform best, but you can´t choose the display manufacturer, even less when buying second hand.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I would tend to backup all files to an external USB drive, either HFS+ or ExFAT formatted and re-initialise the whole 480 GB. But you already considered that, methinks. BTW: I was wrong that updating 10.15.4 would "just work" via combo update, Tetonne. Made a 10.15.4 boot stick finally and upgraded with that one.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Hi Vicy! Did you install Catlina with tluck´s EFI package from a DosDude1 USB stick? Remember to install the patches for MBP 8,1 after macOS installation. You will need to boot from your USB stick to get the patcher running - last item on the startup screen in Utilities.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    The Ricoh card reader for SD cards is connected via PCIe. Sadly Apple never made Kexts for such devices but uses SD Card Readers connected via USB. No way to get the Ricoh thing working in macOS. You may try to look for a JMicron ExpressCard SD plug in which has a kext, but hardware is rare: https://www.transcend-info.com/Support/No-328 Or use a USB connected ExpressCard SD card reader like this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SanDisk-FlashBack-Adapter-Reader-for-SDHC-SD-Memory-Express-Card-New-SDAD-111/274021252674?hash=item3fccf07e42:g:NkYAAOSws0VdiIU8 A lame duck compared to a PCIe connected one, but working oob.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    You "only" need to run the combo update. After restart you will get a black screen (as expected). Reboot from your Catalina boot stick and re-install the patches. Thats all.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    What are you needing Chrome for, after all? I´m using Brave Browser - Chromium engine - no glitches, just working. No unwanted stuff, no tracking…
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Concerning SSD initialising - I seem to recall similar issues with SSD or HDD where DiskUtility refused to do its thing or stalled. Usually Gparted is a good helper in such cases. There are Live CDs to be found online. Gparted so far did handle anything in a mess for me. Depending on the Linux Live version you may need to set your T420 to legacy booting temporarily. For KP, Console.app located at /Applications/Utilities does keep track of everything going on behind the curtains in macOS.
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