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chatdeau posted a topic in Installation Guides****************************************************************************************************************************** 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
I have successfully installed Mavericks (10.9.1) to my HP Z800. Specification 2x Intel Xeon E5520 @ 2.26GHz Four Cores Eight Threads; 96 GB 1066 MHZ ECC DDR3; Nvidia GTX 760; Intel Rapid raid storage; LSI SAS controller; 1×128 GB SSD and 4x2TB HDD; Procedure Get your Mavericks 10.9.1. This is must, after 10.9.1 the support to LSI SAS controller is removed; On your Mac, use myHack (you can get it http://myhack.sojugarden.com/guide/) to create a USB installer, for which you will need at 8GB stick; Change hardware settings of HP Z800 to make all your SSD and HDD connected to SAS port instead of SATA port (which won’t be recognized). Remove unnecessary component from HP Z800. Change the bios setting of HP Z800 to disable vt-d and make sure booting from LSI is enabled (press ctrl+c during booting to access LSI interface); Insert your USB installer to HP Z800 and use following boot flag “GraphicsEnabler=no PCIRootUID=0 -v -f”. The first two flags we used for the GTX 760 graphic card and “-f” disable kernel cache; Follow the install instruction of the Apple. Approaching to completion, myHack will indicate you to remove some kexts, press “yes” to all of them; After installation is completed, remove the USB installer from HP Z800; Boot HP Z800 to the Mavericks just installed and follow all the instruction; In your system, change boot flag in /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist Benchmark
Hi, guys, help is needed. I am trying to install Yosemite (14a389) to my HP z800 workstation, which has two Intel Xeon E5520 CPU and 96 GB ram. However, I am stuck at this screen and followed by a black screen (the screen is totally off). To install it, I have installed only one SSD (tried on both SATA and SAS port, which is recognized by bios) and Nvidia GTX 760. For install, I used the latest chamelon (on a USB thumb drive) for boot and another SSD for install file disk. Boot arguments: 1. -v -f kext-dev-mode=1 2. -v -f kext-dev-mode=1 npci=0x2000 The hardware specs: Chipset Intel 5520 2x Intel Xeon E5520, 2.26 GHz, 8 MB cache, 1066 MHz Memory, 5.86 GT/s QPI, 80W 96 GB (12x8 GB) DDR3-1333 ECC Registered RAM 2-CPU Nvidia GTX 760 Thanks!