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If you were having the IOAHCIBlockStorage timing issue from this: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/280062-waiting-for-root-device-when-kernel-cache-used-only-with-some-disks-fix/ thread, then the workaround of booting with UseKernelCache=no or -f should have worked. Otherwise, you were having one of the more mundane waiting-for-root-device issues, such as those mentiond in this thread: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=278075

 

With version 0.4 of my patch-ahci-mlion script, you can specify the kext directory to patch. So patch-ahci-mlion.pl -s /Volumes/whatever/System/Library/Extensions -o osx-release-number to patch some partition other than the one you're running. Or simply run the script with no options to patch the current running os (after booting with the kext cache turned off, as shown above).

 

I kind of doubt you were having the IOAHCIBlockStorage problem. If you were, then everyone with that laptop would be.

 

Maybe you just failed to set your disks to AHCI mode per post #18?

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Thanks Bcc,

 

I was so tired last night, I was up almost till 5am EDT. I actually made more progress and figured a few more things out. So here's my status: 

 

OS X install was successful. I mentioned the extra steps I took including mounting the drive externally to finish the install. Turns out it does boot when the drive is installed internally as was my goal. However it only boots about every other time. This morning I even had to cycle it 3 times before it boots. When it hangs, the console doesn't always stop at exactly the same spot, but after the hang, wait 1 min and it confirms still waiting for root device. Now, on the next boot or maybe the third boot after this, It boots right up. My observation is that it's random. I make absolutely no changes yet one time it'll boot and the second it won't.

 

My next idea is to dump and patch my own dsdt instead of using Gendalo's. Reason being that I've worked with T430's for a long time now and I know that the the 2349 is the (correct) model number for the T430, but the last 3 numbers/letters, 2349XXX correspond to package configuration. It may very well be that Gendalo has totally different hardware from me.

 

I read the second link you provided, but it doesn't apply. To answer your questions:

 

1. I am running in AHCI

2. booting with caches off is not any more effective, though theoretically it's supposed to give more time for the disk to detect.

3. I successfully ran your script, within the functional system, not the pre-installed environment. And it quit without patching. I believe the line goes something like nothing to patch or patch already applied.

 

Wether or not the problem is widespread I don't know. I turn up hardly any results searching for anything T430 and OS X related. So apart from Gendalo and myself, I daresay we're the only ones ever trying this. Or at least the only ones who've documented. When I saw that the issue is intermittent, that's when I got a little upset. I still think it's kext related, but I need to rethink my approach. I've covered a lot of ground in just a few nights, but I didn't envision being a pioneer, I thought someone else will have already done this.

 

I've burned through your suggestions Bcc, but I invite you and everyone else to throw more ideas at me. I'll investigate them thoroughly.

 

My other alternative would include switching to an SSD. Gendalo had success with his, but I was hoping to use the resources I have available rather than spend money on this.

I'm also interested in modding my bios to whitelist. This intel 6205 is amazing, but I can't use it in OSX. Ironically, Lenovo flashed a custom part number on the wlan card so even if I take it out, I can't use it in any other computer anyways. I tried. Under windows, I can download the Microsoft driver or the intel one but the inf's have lines in them that specifically exclude this part number. What a racket. So now I have another project open to modify intel's driver and then self sign it somehow, so I can use it. I'm getting really deep with what little I know, but I need all the help I can get.

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Turns out it does boot when the drive is installed internally as was my goal. However it only boots about every other time. This morning I even had to cycle it 3 times before it boots. When it hangs, the console doesn't always stop at exactly the same spot, but after the hang, wait 1 min and it confirms still waiting for root device.

That is the behavior you'd see with the AHCI driver timing bug. Why don't you try my fix and see if it works for you? It doesn't hurt. Or just upgrade to 10.8.4 and you shouldn't see the problem anymore if it is the AHCI driver timing issue.

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Thanks again Bcc,

 

I did try your script:

 

3. I successfully ran your script, within the functional system, not the pre-installed environment. And it quit without patching. I believe the line goes something like nothing to patch or patch already applied.

 

But I like your suggestion about upgrading. I hadn't thought of that. I will try this next. I will post back with my results.

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So success. Updating to 10.8.4 solved my hit-or-miss booting situation. My Lenovo T430 (2349GCU) Hackintosh is a success.

 

Thanks to bcc9 for providing some much needed assistance in understanding my startup issue. Thanks to Gendalo for his original DSDT and EFI folder. Thanks to the developers of Clover EFI, whom I don't know first-hand, but without whose bootloader I would not have been successful. And of course thanks to all of you in this thread whose discussion on T420's was what originally motivated me to try this on my T430.

 

Also, if it makes you guys feel any better, This thread is the only thread of value on the entire internet that provided the information i needed to get this project off the ground. I'n not joking, I spent days Googling my fingers raw for tangible information on T430's or 420's for that matter before I came accross this little gem.

 

Working: (Tested)

Display

Ethernet

Graphics (QE/CI)

Software Updates

TrackPad (MButton Scrolling) [it's inverted, but I think Mac is this way on purpose]

TrackPoint

WebCam

 

Not Working:

Restart

Sound

WiFi (Buying http://www.monoprice.com/Product/Index?p_id=8072) [At least temporarily]

 

System Specs:

Intel® Core™ i5-3320M (2.60GHz) processor with dual-cores

Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.30GHz), Hyper-Threading, 3MB cache

2 x 4GB PC3-12800 SO-DIMM's

320GB 7.2Krpm SATAII (3Gb/s) Seagate Momentus Thin (7mm) HD

14in 1600x900 HD+ LED-Backlit LCD

Intel® HD 4000 Graphics

Ultrabay enhanced DVDRW/CD-RW rambo drive

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 (AGN)

Bluetooth 4.0

Intel® 82579LM 1Gb Ethernet

UltraNav

Secure Chip

Fingerprint reader

720p Front-Facing Wide-Angle Low-Light Camera

6c Li-Ion Battery Rated at 3-5.5 Life-Hours

Mac OS X (10.8.4) / Windows 8 / Ubuntu GNU/Linux

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Great news.

Not sure about restart issue. where does it hang?
Sound - should be easy to solve with voodoohda or there is alc269 codec applehda.kext available.
Wifi - have to get usb wifi (like the one you selected). it probably is RTL8191 or RTL8192 based. I have 3 of these in various sizes. they work ok.

or get apple-compatible internal wifi express card  - but then this gets a bit more tricky - first you have to replace the card and 2nd you must use a BIOS with WL removed 

Glad to see new things on this thread!

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@okcakep - as artur-pt points out, the lack of KP on the USB boot is probably due to having nullcpupm kext there.

 

are you booting your HD with Clover or Chameleon. either way, on your HD, you will need to make sure you patch AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement. Clover can do it automatically. 

related to this issue, is making sure you have a proper SSDT - are you dropping the SSDT table and having the bootloader generate a proper table? 

 

you did not give any details on what system your are running on, what OS, what boot loader.  as many of us do, please add a signature to help set the context for the problem.

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Dear Expert thanks for your fast answer,

 

@artur-pt thanks...i'll check..

 

@tluck thanks for your answer,

 

This is my step :

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My system T420 4236CTO

2G RAM

100G HD

VGA Intel 3000 no dual, intel 3000 only

Bios 1.46 version

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From Kogen Mantis setting BIOS

 

Essential:
Config > Serial ATA (SATA) > SATA Controller Mode Option [AHCI]
Security > Memory Protection > Execution Prevention [Enabled]

Security > Intel ® VT-d Feature [Disabled] ---> i dont have this setting

My other settings:
Security > Security Chip > Security Chip [Disabled]
Startup > UEFI/Legacy Boot [Both]
Startup > UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority [UEFI First]

 

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From your guide in post #1

1.

- 8GB+ USB pen-drive
- Legal copy of Mountain Lion install app ( 10.8.3 Golden )
- and an app called Lion Disk Maker
- my custom Clover Package: zip.gif  Clover_v2_r1625k0.pkg.zip 

- Till Making install media bootable on your ThinkPad

- Im replace EFI on pen-drive with T420-EFI-Clover-b1972

- Success, pen-drive ready for the boot

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After that

2.

- Boot from pen-drive -succes with lenovo logo, lion logo

- Format HD with GUID partition ( 2 partition - LION & DATA )

- Install Mountain Lion to -> LION Partition

- +_ 10 minute done

- Reboot

- Chose Mountain Lion from

- No Luck !!!

- Hard shutdown !!! with press shutdown button more than 5 time !!! :)

- Try boot with NoCaches, PCIRootUID=1/0, GraphicsEnabler=No/Yes, npci=0x3000/2000 no luck..!!!

- Hard shutdown, unplug power ( cable & battery ) wait 5 minute

- Luck...can boot to Installation process...:)

What the problem in this part ?????? pls help...

- Installation process +_ 20 minute, chose country, keybord, etc

- Yess...ML 10.8.3 on display

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Step make booting from HD

3.

-Using - Clover Package: zip.gif  Clover_v2_r1625k0.pkg.zip

-Install clover on LION partition

-Mounting EFI,

 - mkdir /Volumes/efi

 - mount -t /dev/disk0s1 /Volumes/efi

-Replace CLOVER in /EFI/CLOVER directory with packet CLOVER in T420-EFI-Clover-b1972

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Customize

4.

-Rename on directory OEM with 4236CTO

-Install dsdt.aml ( from Kogen Mantis ) on EFI/OEM/4236CTO/ACPI/patched/

-Using KextWizard install package from 1. Download Extra Folder: zip.gif  Extra.zip  post #1

-Reboot

 

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No Luck !!! :D

5.

-No Luck boot from HD with anything parameter :)

-Luck boot from Pen-Drive with parameter NoCaches

-But glitch still appear

-No sound -->> Kogen Mantis patch post #22

 

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I hope can solve :)

 

Thank you...

 

 

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@okcakep

 

the T420-EFI-Clover zip file should have everything you need to get up and running - custom kexts matching the included newer dsdt.aml.  you wont need to install kogens package or extra zip files.

i had some problems with kogens dsdt when i tested it at one point (audio issues primarily)

 

you should be able to get running with slight modification in your steps 3 and 4 above. reread my post (closely at bottom) -            #241             it has some instructions on how to install/replace your ESP (/Volumes/EFI) entirely /EFI/Boot /EFI/Clover (need both inititially) - instead of using the older 1625 version kogen packaged up.

 

without the OEM folder matching,  this should allow you to boot up using a totally vanilla OSX. (not everything works of course). But from there, then you can complete the customization - install/replace the kexts in the zip 10.8-SLE into your /S/L/E directory. (i have all the kexts in /EFI zip kext folder in my /S/L/E.)

then you can rename the 4236AT9 and make any mods to match your CPU and display -  1600x900 vs low-res. 

 

do you have 2.5Ghz i5 CPU? if not, you need modify the config.plist CPU section to match in the OEM folder.

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10.8.5 ok here.

 

Install, before reboot, put kexts in SLE

repair

reboot

 

 

to update config

in the OS start the Terminal and enter:

/usr/local/bin/clover-genconfig >config.plist
 
new config structure config is required 
not so easy to update
here is mine

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10.8.5 ok here

 

 

to update config

in the OS start the Terminal and enter:

/usr/local/bin/clover-genconfig >config.plist
 
new config structure config is required 
not so easy to update
 
config configurator doesn't allow to import config.plist to customize it

 

Hi Tetonne-

Any special instructions to upgrade to 10.8.5? Did you have to restore any of the custom kexts?

 

Thanks,

AJ

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Done...using chrome for MAC

Using 10.8.4 ( after upgrade ) no issue

 

@Tluck, how to get VGA out ?

I'll try with your post #325 :)

Wait for update

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T420 users. 

 

2 quick things .... and will update a final/new 10.8.5 zip using clover 2082 later on when I get it stabilized.

 

1) 10.8.5 Update: took awhile but building a successful 10.8.5 installer was not obvious! (vs using the combo update process).  There is an issue with BlueTooth that kept hanging me up. In the end, i was successful in making a Clover UEFI ML Disk tool (Lion Disk Maker) installer for 10.8.5 as well as a "you-nibeest" MBR installer. essentially I had to disable BT in the BIOS to get these to work. Then later on reenable BT and then I had to edit the BT kext (which seems to change in 10.8.5)

/System/Library/Extensions/IOBluetoothFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport.kext/Info.plist - change 8532 to 8575. 

 

2) Clover 2082 Update: quite a bit changed in the layout of the config.plist structures, so i will repost with this version soon too! They moved and expanded some of the variable structures. i still seem to need to need a custom ssdt.aml but it does a lot better job on figuring out the CPU and and bus speeds automatically. i now get SpeedSteps 31x and 32x! (dont recall those from before).

 

Bottom line. 10.8.5 does replace a few of the custom kexts so be prepared to replace them. I will look at patching up the AppleHDA for 10.8.5 as well. but for a quick fix, rollback works.

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Tluck,

 

I'm interested in testing both the 10.8.5 update and the Clover update on my T430. So It you have something I can test, please let me know. I tried using a plain install of the new Clover but was unable to boot with my current config. I haven't applied the 10.8.5 update either. I don't have any custom kexts loaded in OSX so I don't think that the update will break it, but how does it affect the custom kexts I load through clover? I'm still figuring out clover.


Great news.

Not sure about restart issue. where does it hang?
Sound - should be easy to solve with voodoohda or there is alc269 codec applehda.kext available.
Wifi - have to get usb wifi (like the one you selected). it probably is RTL8191 or RTL8192 based. I have 3 of these in various sizes. they work ok.

or get apple-compatible internal wifi express card  - but then this gets a bit more tricky - first you have to replace the card and 2nd you must use a BIOS with WL removed 

Glad to see new things on this thread!

Also @Tluck

 

It hangs after the system unloads. the console outputs all of the kill messages and then the console itself unloads, but then it hangs at the black. Backlight's still on, and the fan's running but I assume that the system is down at that point. I remember someone mentioning something about this earlier in the thread, but it might have been related to a different machine. How would I log the events at the end of system life? I'm sure there is some additional output after the display output unloads but before the full system shutdown. I have no experience in system shutdown process. I'm operating on the assumption that it's opposite of the boot process.

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It hangs after the system unloads. the console outputs all of the kill messages and then the console itself unloads, but then it hangs at the black. Backlight's still on, and the fan's running but I assume that the system is down at that point. I remember someone mentioning something about this earlier in the thread, but it might have been related to a different machine. How would I log the events at the end of system life? I'm sure there is some additional output after the display output unloads but before the full system shutdown. I have no experience in system shutdown process. I'm operating on the assumption that it's opposite of the boot process.

It's a bug with UEFI firmware (Tiano) that only happens when booting UEFI Clover. The bug is as old as the option to boot UEFI Clover (dating all the way back to June 2012). There wasn't any solution to this problem and more and more people (even on desktop machines) are getting this issue. One of the developers (apianti) has promised to look into the issue, but without logs and memmap dumps (DarwinDumper) from both CloverEFI and UEFI Clover from same machine there is no way it can be solved. Developers need debug material to work with (this is how immediate restart after sleep issue on AMI Aptio was solved on desktop boards).

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Thanks TimeWalker,

 

I wish people were this helpful offline as well  :lol:

 

Now pardon my ignorance:

What is the difference between CloverEFI and UEFI Clover? I was not aware of the distinction. Are you referring to Clover being able to boot in both EFI mode and legacy mode? Or am I way off the mark here?

 

Sorry in advance...


@All

 

I've noticed significant differences between UEFI vendors. I am wondering if others have had similar encounters. The UEFI on my ASUS K55A allows me to directly boot from any fat32 partition where it finds /boot/EFI/bootx64.efi or /EFI/bootx64.efi Boot sectors are not required at all. I first noticed this when I converted a Win8 install from MBR with BIOS boot to GPT with UEFI boot. It was super simple and didn't require copying boot sectors. I can also add UEFI boot options to my Boot menu as I want. I can actually install multiple bootx64.efi's in the same partition and create a separate Boot option for each one. I thought this was pretty cool. However, on my T430 which presumably is more advanced, has no such options.

 

Any thoughts?

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@bryan G - 

 

CloverEFI means essentially booting by MBR to the Clover GUI vs using UEFI directly to bring up the Clover GUI

 

 

(BIOS MBR -> boot0->boot1->boot->CloverX64.efi) versus

 direct UEFI (UEFI -> CloverX64.efi). 

 

on the laptop, if i select a GPT disk to boot, it will scan the ESP partition and look for /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi - which is exactly the same thing as /EFI/CLOVER/Cloverx86.efi. 

however, if i select boot from a MBR formatted disk, then it will look in the MBR for boot0. 

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Updated 8-Oct-2013 - This old and pretty out of date -  moved on to Mavericks and Yosemite (10.9 and later) here Clover UEFI on T420 Guide

 

Attached is a current full /EFI pack for T420 on Clover and OSX 10.8.5 (12F45)

 

see instructions from post 486

 

Update 4-Oct-2013

  • Revised DSDT
    • for Shutdown hang (thanks to TimeWalker75a)
    • for native ACPIPlatform kext - no need to rollback or patch AppleACPIPlatform.kext - can use unmodified v1.8 from 10.8.5 (see notes below).
    • made a change/fix to reset LEDs upon wakeup.
  • Updated Clover to b2165 b2184
  • Updated AppleIntelE1000e.kext
  • Updated FakeSMC
  • Updated VoodooPS2Controller
  • Added Patched AICPUPM kext for Chameleon compatibility.

Attached is a current full /EFI pack for T420 on Clover and OSX 10.8.5 (12F45)

  • Updated config.plist for Clover 2k
  • OEM 4236AT9 is for 1600x900 i5-2520M (with ssdt.aml)
  • OEM 4236Y33 is for 1366x768 
  • Removed CPU sections from the config.plist (as Clover compute Bus Speed ok now - check it though! should be around 99676 - 99700 
  • Kext Bundle for 10.8.4 is post #241

ACPI Notes:

  • the new DSDT conforms (more) to the native unmodified kexts ACPI spec... so dont have to replace the AppleACPIPlatform.kext. 
  • native AppleACPIPlatform.kext v1.8 (10.8.5)  some issues with Power button lights after wake. - fixed with new DSDT.
  • native AppleACPIPlatform.kext v1.7 (10.8.4) works but does not wake as well when you have external eSATA/USB drives. 

Notes:

there are 2 kext folders 

10.8 (which are good for vanilla boot) before using OEM folder and/or modified kexts are in place.

  • FakeSMC.kext (v5.2.877) - Kozlek's core hack mechanism + plugins - Note: Follow link to download full package - so you can install HWMonitor.app etc (just select Plugins ACPI and CPU)
  • VoodooPS2Controller.kext (v1.8.8) - RehabMans's PS2 Keyboad/Trackpad -   Note: Follow link to get full package and installation instructions to install daemon may still be subject to random sleep/wake issues... versions 1.8.5+ are proving to be more reliable.
  • AppleIntelE1000e.kext (v2.5.4) - gigE - goes in /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns

10.8-SLE which can be combined with above and will replace your /S/L/E versions.

  • AppleHDA.kext (v2.4.7 patched from 10.8.5)- for full audio support - note: requires matching DSDT sections using Conexant Codec and layoutID 12.
  • AppleACPIPlatform.kext (v1.7) - upgraded to ErmaC's Patched ML kext for sleep/wake + battery
  • ACPIBatteryManager.kext (v1.40) VoodooBattery.kext - Rehabman's kext configured for v3 ACPI per his instructions to show/track battery info on menu bar - requires rollback AppleACPIPlatform.kext
  • BroadcomBluetoothHostControllerUSBTransport.kext (v4.1.7 with patched Info.plist from 10.8.5) - adds ProductID 8575 to make BT work! Put/replace one in /S/L/E/IOBluetoothFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns
  • IOAHCIBlockStorageInjector.kext -  makes DVD an internal device so iDVD player works. 

​10.8-Chameleon - extra patched kexts for use with Chameleon 

  • AppleIntelCPUPM.kext (patched v214.0.0 from 10.8.5) - not really necessary to install/replace with clover since it does the patching. Optional Install in /S/L/E for Chameleon compatibility.

 

The DSDT (in OEM) has some new mods in the IGPU are that seem to remove glitches/hangs on either Clover or Chameleon - go figure?! And there is generic/low-res dsdt for non-1600x900 users to try.

 

Basic instructions and notes:

  1. install vanilla 10.8.5 to GUID formated disk - use USB or other method
    1. You can use this zip to build a clover based USB built by Lion Disk Maker - or other method create an Installer
    2. Note: you may need to disable BlueTooth in the BIOS to install 10.8.5 directly. Enable later when you boot up.
  2. install standard Clover into ESP - use link to download from sourceforge.
  3. mount ESP on /Volumes/ESP and replace /Volume/ESP/EFI with contents in zip
  4. boot up vanilla 10.8.5 with clover - this will use the kexts and "top" level config.plist (rename OEM to OEM.NU for now)
  5. now install kexts from ESP or zip to boot drive into /S/L/E (from /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.8 and 10.8-SLE) or use myhack method. see notes above
  6. here is the tricky part - fix OEM folder to match your system 
  7. DO NOT just hastily rename the folder OEM to match your productID -  you may need to modify some things to make it compatible with your specific model details.
    • If you have 1600x900 LCD, you can probably just use items as is - that is rename 4236AT9 to match your product name.
    • If you have 1366x768 LCD, you can probably just use items as is - that is rename 4236Y33 to match your product name.  Note: if you have similar CPU as i5-2520, the SSDT.aml from 4236AT9 may work for you (copy from 4326AT9/ACPI/patched)

Update: There is just a slight differences between these 2 config.plist files now - really just about the LCD resolution and EDID injection for high-res.

T420_UEFI-Clover-b3025_10.8.5.zip

Edited by tluck

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Thanks, so far everything T420 related has been useful in figuring out T430 stuff. So anything I can use from you guys is always helpful.

 

Also, I believe that I've just confirmed that Gendalo's and my DSDT's are identical. Unless I did something wrong: I dumped my DSDT.aml using Clover. I decompiled it and Gendalo's with a DSDT utility, and then made plain text's from them so I could plug them in to a text file comparator and they came up equal. So, unless I did something wrong, for which there is lately a large possibility, I think they are the same. Both of our machines are 2349XXX so is it likely that they would share the same DSDT?

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@Bryan - good to know! generally the dsdt will be similar on each model. each BIOS update may tweak minor stuff.

 

Note: the source dsdt.dsl from the T420 is in the zip - marked with comments (look for tjl )

 

yeah I too used Clover and its capability to patch the DSDT. I booted up without my custom DSDT using fixmask 0xFFFF and extracted the DSDT using EVO DSDT. then hand edited/retrofitted some other fixes from other folks. many of the edits/fixes etc in the T420 dsdt should apply.

 

The zip is back on the post above.

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      Credits: RehabMan, Shmilee, vusun123, TimeWalker, Mieze from which, much of their work and help is/was was used to get the T460 to this point.
      Devices and aspects working:
      Ethernet -  Intel I219LM is enabled via IntelMausiEthernext.kext WiFi/BT - substitute the Intel WiFi/BT with a compatible Broadcom or Atheros chip Audio - ALC293 codec implemented via AppleALC.kext (old AppleHDA_ALC293 and CodecCommander kexts are not needed) PS2 - ClickPad + TrackPoint + all 3 buttons - using a modified VoodooPS2Controller to support new layouts - and added some custom Fn key maps based on 440/450 dsdt USB - implemented via custom SSDT + USBInjectAll kext. All USB3/USB2 ports are intel-based and work -  3 external USB and internal Camera, BT, etc  Sleep/Wake - the sleepwatcher package and custom sleep/wake scripts are used to help with sleep/wake for BT and PS2 devices. Note: have not tried to implement the SD card reader - no driver found.
      ACPI Files
      New Installation - Steps and Details
      Part 1 - OS Installation
      Part 2- Post OS Installation and Setup
      Notes on Custom Kexts
       
    • By Abhiabhash
      I have a lenovo laptop with pentium 2020M 2.4ghz with 4gb ddr3 ram intel graphics and 500gb wd hdd i wanted to install hackintosh on my pentium for editing purposes beacuse windows sucks so can you please tell me how can i install it and which version should i install
    • By gengik84
      Ciro82==>>Thanks
      Uno dei tre Requisiti:
      Hack funzionante Mac vero Macchina virtuale Impostazioni Bios per il boot:
      Cercate una voce  del tipo “Sata Mode”e settatela  in AHCI
      Secure Boot: disabilitare o altri sistemi operativi
      CSM: UEFI o LEGACY, oppure a secondo del tipo di installazione
      VT-x / VT-d disable
      *Nota: Secure boot e csm valido solo per bios UEFI
      Materiale Occorrente 
      "OS X (Versione App.Store)”
      USB 8GB  *nota: nel caso di usb superiori dovrà essere partizionata, in modo da avere una partizione su cui "lavoreremo,di questa dimensione
      ShowAllfiles 
      kext Wizard 
      Bootloader Clover_2.3k_r xxx:                   http: //sourceforge.n.../cloverefiboot/
      Clover Configurator:                                    http: //mackie100proj...a.org/download/
      FakeSmc.kext:                                            https://github.com/kozlek/HWSensors/releases
      In allegato,a fondo pagina troverete un "pacchetto" contenente : ShowAllfiles, Kext Wizard, FakeSmc.kext: 
      App alternative:
      ESP Mounter Pro: per montare la partizione EFI
      Vi illustrerò tre metodi per creare la usb, ma sono ben distinti… quindi usatene soltanto uno
      Metodo 1: “Install Mac_OS_X.command” Metodo 2: “Create Install Media di Apple” Metodo 3:  Metodo Manuale Alla fine delle preparazione dell’installer, tutti i metodi necessitano l’installazione del Bootloader Clover sulla a vostra USB.
      “CONDIZIONI OBBLIGATORIE”
      PUNTO 1: che la vostra usb sia stata preventivamente nominata USB (caratteri maiuscoli) Tabella di partizione GUID e la formattazione in  Mac esteso Journaled.
      PUNTO 2: che l’installer di OSX si trovi in Applicazioni
      Utility Disco 
      Selezionate la pendrive, andate su “partizione”, selezionate “1 partizione”, impostate Mac OS esteso journaled e date il nome USB, poi in basso cliccate su opzioni e scegliete Tabella partizione (GUID), poi “applica”.
      Immagine 
      Riporto nuovamente l’operazione sopra citata adoperando dal nuovo Utility Disco introdotto su El Capitan.
      Rimane ovviamente invariato nome della usb in ==>> USB (maiuscolo), la formattazione in Mac esteso Journaled e sia la mappa partizione in GUID
      Da utility disco selezionate la usb, cliccate su inizializza.
      dal menù a tendina scegliete la relative impostazioni
      Immagine  
      Procedura effettua da High Sierra è la stessa della precedente, l'unica attenzione e operazione da aggiungere in primis  è cliccare nel menù a tendina in alto sulla sinistra di utility disco e selezionare "mostra tutti i dispositivi"
      Immagine 
       
      =====================
        METODO 1: "Install_Mac_OS_X.Command" Lo script che trovate allegato in fondo alla guida permette la creazione dell’installer in maniera automatica
      Include la possibilità di scelta di tre versioni di osx
      Yosemite El Capitan Sierra Il risultato finale è come quello del metodo "manuale" descritto nella guida, per cui l'installazione avverrà in un solo passaggio, non in due come con il metodo createinstallmedia. 
      Offre inoltre la possibilità di inserire un kernel patchato, utile, per esempio, per chi usa AMD.
      Rimane invariato il nome dato alla usb in USB, mappa partizione e tipo di formattazione
      Se la vostra usb non sarà rinominata nel modo corretto, verrete avvisati dal terminale, quindi non dovrete far altro che apportare la relativa modifica e rilanciare nuovamente lo script
      Esempio
      ===========================
      Metodo 2 
      L'intento è quello di usare la procedura fornitaci direttamente da Apple, "createinstallmedia", introdotta  con Mavericks. 
      Tale metodo prevede l’uso del terminale che via via se ne sta perdendo il “valore e l’uso”
      Inizialmente per i neofiti potrà sembrare problematico ma alla fine non è così.
      Durante il post installazione alcune operazioni ne richiedono l’ uso.
      Perciò mi sono chiesto perchè, qualora uno volesse, non far conoscere da subito un po’ questo “strumento”???
      Per favorirvi vi ho allegato i comandi già  “pronti”, i quali li potrete copiare ed incollare sul terminale.
      A questo punto aprite il terminale, copiate ed incollate il comando sottostante e premete invio, digitate la vostra password e premete nuovamente invio.
      Comando per creare USB con Yosemite:
      sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --nointeraction  
      Comando per creare USB con El Capitan
      sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction Comando per creare USB con Sierra 
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/ --nointeraction Per creare USB con Hight Sierra o Mojave usate --> C_I_M (aggiornato per 10.14)
       
      Funziona con il drag & drop sul terminale, in questo caso non vi è necessità che la usb sia nominata in un determinato modo ed essendo basato su create install media ovviamente funziona da 10.9 a 10.14.... 
      BENE…IL PROCESSO DI CREAZIONE E’ INIZIATO…
      AVREMO CIRCA 20/30 MINUTI DI TEMPO LIBERO A CUI DEDICARSI A CIO’ CHE VOGLIAMO………………………………………..  
      COLGO L’OCCASIONE PER FARVI NOTARE LA VELOCITA’ E LA SICUREZZA DI QUESTO METODO
      CONFRONTATE QUESTO CON IL TERZO METODO E NOTERETE CHE CON UN SOLO PASSAGGIO, OSSIA IL COMANDO DATO AL TERMINALE, FACCIAMO IN UNA SINGOLA OPERAZIONE TUTTI I VARI STEP DESCRITTI SULL’ ALTRO METODO.
      DETTO QUESTO, MOLTO IMPORTANTE E’ SOTTOLINEARE CHE COSI’ FACENDO EVITEREMO ERRORI  DI DISTRAZIONE RIGUARDO AI PASSAGGI O FRAINTENDIMENTI.
      Immagine 
      Potete adesso passare ad installare il bootloader Clover sulla vostra usb.
      *NOTA*:
      Avendo usato questo metodo l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      =========================
      METODO "MANUALE"....  (lascio per futura memoria-Compatibile fino a 10.12)
      ==========================
      Bootloader
      **Nota:** Installazione in UEFI  dipenderà dalla scheda madre in vostro possesso, quindi se non supporta tale opzione , il bootloader dovrà essere installato in  modalità Legacy.
       Vi invito, qualora non sapeste questa informazione, a recarvi nel sito ufficiale del produttore e controllare le informazioni a riguardo
      Fatto questo dobbiamo installare  Clover sulla usb.
      A seconda del tipo di Bios o al tipo di installazione che vogliamo fare UEFI o Legacy avremo ovviamente configurazioni diverse in questa fase.
      Lanciate il pkg.
      Immagine 

       
      Cambiate la destinazione di installazione ad USB oppure Install Mac_OS_X (a secondo del tipo di creazione eseguita)
      Successivamente clicchiamo su "Ad Hoc"
      Per Installazione UEFI
      Mettete i flag   : Installazione solo per avvio UEFI
                               : installare Clover nella ESP
                               : Driver64UEFI  AptioMemory --> (consigliato) 
                               : Driver64UEFI  ApfsDriverLoader --> (consigliato) --> sostituisce l'uso del driver apfs.efi
                               : Selezionate l'altri driver come da successiva immagine,
       
      *Nota: Altri driver che si possono usare  al suo posto  sono:
       informazioni 
       
      Proseguite con l’installazione.
      Immagine 
      ** Ricordate che avrete accesso a questa cartella dopo aver montato la partizione EFI**
      ===========================
      Per installazione Legacy
      Immagine 
      ===========================
      Impostazione per config.plist:
      Con clover configurator “montate” la partizione EFI della usb.
      1) Per fare questo nel menù di sinistra, cliccate su “Mount EFI”
      2) individuate la partizione relativa alla vostra usb, a questo punto montiamo la relativa partizione EFI  selezionando l’apposito pulsante “Mount Partition”
      Immagine 
      3) Successivamente cliccate su “Open Partition”.. recatevi in EFI/Clover ed aprite il config.plist
      4) Sezione ACPI: Disabilitate tutti i fix sia del menù 1 che del menù 2
      Immagine 
      5) Sezione BOOT: Sole se si sta installando Yosemite mettete il flag su kext-dev-mode=1
      Immagine 
      6) Sezione RT Variables: Se si sta installando El Capitan oppure Sierra, aggiungere i valori: BooterConfig= 0x28, CsrActiveConfig= 0x67
      Immagine 
      7) Sezione System Parameters: Su inject kext mettete YES
      Immagine 
      ===========================
      Nota: Su El Capitan, è stato introdotto SIP (System Integrity Protection)
      Info:
      ===========================
      Recatevi in EFI/Clover/kext/10.x 
      X= alla versione di osx che state installando. Per esempio se installerete Yosemite dovrete recarvi nella cartella 10.10, con El Capitan in 10.11….ecc
      Se non ci fosse tale cartella, createla e nominatela voi a “modo”.
      Copiatevi all’interno FakeSmc.kext
      *Nota se venite già da altre vostre configurazioni, oltre kext sopra citato ,potete mettere gli altri necessari per il vostro hardware
      Stessa cosa se avete DSDT e/o SSDT potete copiarli in EFI/Clover/Acpi/Patched
      Immagine 
      
      Per High Sierra:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
       
      Per chi volesse continuare ad usare HFS vi rimando a questo post:
        Come installare High Sierra in HFS direttamente dalla usb  
      Utenti Laptop:  Nel 99% è obbligatorio disattivare la grafica discreta Nvidia/Amd per installare questo nuovo osx
                                     Quindi aggiungete --> SSDT-Disable_DGPU.aml.zip
                                     in EFI/Clover/acpi/Patched della usb
      --------------------------------------------------------------------
      Per Mojave:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi per 10.14 a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
      Versione di clover non antecedente a V_4015
      Volete usare HFS?
      E' possibile fare un installazione diretta su altro disco o partizione, nel caso può essere usato anche per effettuare aggiornamenti...
      nel caso guardate...
       Mojave in HFS 
       Oppure direttamente da usb  
       
      Fatto questo avrete la vostra USB bootable per installare OSX.
      ………Non scordatevi Fakesmc.kext da mettere nella relativa cartella…. senza il quale non farete mai il Boot......
      *NOTA: se usato il terminale per la creazione della usb, l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      **NOTA** Se avete processori Broadwell,Skylake o Kabylake...usate FakeSmc.kext e relativi sensors che trovate all'interno del secondo pacchetto.. (potete usarlo anche sui precedenti senza problemi, essendo una versione più aggiornata ha ulteriore supporto per le cpu più recenti)
      Update: Fakesmc e sensors versione 6.26
      Post installazione... post #2           
       Buon Hack….. 
      Aggiornamento:Install_Mac_OS_X.command.zip (compatibile da 10.10 a 10.12)
      le info le trovate a questo post
      Ringrazio @Ciro82 che mi ha aiutato nel preparare questa guida.
      Pacchetto.zip
      Pacchetto-2.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13-NoLog.zip
      Pacchetto-Fake+Sensors 6.26.1440.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.1-No_LOG.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.2_No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.3-No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.4-No_Log.zip
      apfs.efi-10.13.5_No_Log.zip
      C_I_M.zip
       
      apfs.efi-10.14-beta1_No_Log.zip






    • By tbianco
      Ho comprato da poco un Acer Aspire 5750G e girando su internet ho trovato la cartella efi che garantiva quasi tutto funzionante perfino il wifi (https://github.com/zipippino/HighSierraAspire5750G).
      Allora felicissimo installo macOS e a parte incappare in errori stupidi, riesco a fare tutto, ma quando sono riuscito ad installare clover Legacy e sostituendo la roba con la 'mia' efi clover si avvia ma macOS no, semplicemente non carica (si nota anche pk la spia dell'hdd che dice se è in attivitá è spenta.
      Qualcuno può aiutarmi?
    • By RougeOne
      Budget Workstation MacOS 10.14.1 build: z370 AORUS Gaming 5 - i5-8600K - RX 580 - UHD 630
      flawless iGPU/dGPU integration, fast FCPX editing/rendering, great overall performance for ~$1200 / ~£1000
       
      I'm gonna come straight out and admit it - I used newb tools which are considered taboo on InsanelyMac, and so this isn't so much an installation guide as it is a green flag to anyone considering the same hardware. My first and previous Hackintosh project was just over ten years ago and this site was massively helpful, so this is my (very small) way of giving back.
       
      EFI DIRECTORY
      http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=97606131925137056003
       
      HARDWARE
      CPU: Intel i5-8600K 3.6GHz hexacore (contains UHD 630 iGPU)
      CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock Slim (no paste needed, and fan facing front)
      Mobo: GIGABYTE z370 AORUS Gaming 5 (WIFI)
      RAM: 1x 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX C16 2666MHz (in first slot)
      GFX Card: Sapphire RX 580 NITRO+ SE
      SATA: used ports 0, 1, 3, 5 (HDD problems when connected to port 4)
      HDD: generic
      DVD Drive: generic
      PSU: EVGA 500W Semi Modular (but you should get 650W!)
      Case: CoolerMaster CM590 III
      Fans: 2x stock case fans (one sucky on front, one blowy on back), 3x be quiet! BL046 120mm fans (two blowy on top, one sucky on front). Airflow near-perfectly balanced.
       
      ADVICE
      With the Clover configuration, you want to pay close attention to all things relating to graphics. There are some specific settings for ACPI, Boot, Devices and Graphics which should be copied exactly in order to get the iGPU and dGPU to work in perfect harmony. For instance, make sure you use ig-platform-id 59120003 rather than 59120000 if you want FCPX to be usable. With the right settings, FCPX will not only run, but run flawlessly.
       
      I was not able to figure out how to make NVRAM/PRAM behave itself, and I got errors when I tried to issue relevant commands. As a result, I could not get iMessage to work properly. It worked precisely once, on my first installation attempt. This Clover configuration therefore has no consideration whatsoever toward iMessage reliability - if you can get NVRAM/PRAM working properly on this hardware, please do edit the config as you see fit.
       
      Onboard WiFi does not work. There is no driver for it. I'm using wired ethernet to a bridge router as it was cheaper than getting a compatible PCI card.
       
      Audio is working well after I installed the z370 audio patch, then the ALC1220 codecs, then AppleALC.
       
      With kexts for generic 3rd party SATA and generic 3rd party eSATA, my HDDs and DVD drive work perfectly well.
       
      Sleep/Wake functions run perfectly. iCloud functions run perfectly. Shutdown leaves the mobo LEDs on, annoyingly.
       
      Overall, this system appears to run about as well under MacOS 10.14 Mojave as it does under Windows 7. I would solidly recommend this build to anyone looking to build a computer for workstation purposes, on a budget.
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