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Update process from latest EL Capitan

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Tonight I want to try to upgrade to Sierra from the Appstore. I've had previous success with updating through the appstore because my hardware is very compatible with OSX it seems. First I will update to the latest clover of course.

 

I have a GA-H87N-WIFI mainboard with a Intel HD4600 videochip. I use the BCM94352HMB chip for Bluetooth & Wifi.

The Wifi and Bluetooth are my main concern. Will it keep working? Or do I need to fix some stuff after the upgrade process?

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It'll keep working, with the same patches.

 

But I would strongly suggest you retain your existing EC installation as is and make a new dedicated Sierra installation on a different partition instead of an "upgrade". If you screw your Sierra installation, at least you still have your existing working EC build at hand...

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It'll keep working, with the same patches.

 

But I would strongly suggest you retain your existing EC installation as is and make a new dedicated Sierra installation on a different partition instead of an "upgrade". If you screw your Sierra installation, at least you still have your existing working EC build at hand...

 

I always run Carbon Copy Cloner before I do crazy stuff :)

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I always run Carbon Copy Cloner before I do crazy stuff :)

Hey... how did the upgrade process go? I am assuming it didn't work out since you didn't follow this post up... what kind of problems did you run into?

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I've just gone through this (just using the Apple installer) and it mostly went fine; as long as you count only being able to use "Safe Mode" fine :)

 

Initially post install boot wouldn't work as little snitch was broken and messing up APN (was complaining about IPv6 and not able to post a notification - sadly I didn't grab a screen shot to get the exact message). I booted into Safe mode, un-installed little snitch and rebooted again.

 

This time during boot there is a message about busy timeout for IOHDACodecFunction. I think this is because there is a patch in my Clover config, but I can't mount the EFI partition in safe mode (something mounts, but it isn't my real EFI partition). Will have to boot into Windows or the clone of ElCap I have in the morning and edit the config.

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