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 21 
 on: June 10, 2018, 06:41:55 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by Rominator
Hmm, if I try to install Mojave i get the message: "not possible to install on this computer"
I've a MacPro4.1 flashed to 5.1

Is i a bug or feature Huh


PLease take a moment and read first post.

 22 
 on: June 10, 2018, 06:31:54 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by lowrider
^^^^Mojave is not yet ready for a cMP 5,1.  That capability will bo coming later for machines that have been upgraded with a metal capable GPU.

Lou

 23 
 on: June 10, 2018, 05:19:04 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by Zodi
Hmm, if I try to install Mojave i get the message: "not possible to install on this computer"
I've a MacPro4.1 flashed to 5.1

Is i a bug or feature Huh

  Modellname:   Mac Pro
  Modell-Identifizierung:   MacPro5,1
  Prozessortyp:   6-Core Intel Xeon
  Prozessorgeschwindigkeit:   3,06 GHz
  Anzahl der Prozessoren:   2
  Gesamtanzahl der Kerne:   12
  L2-Cache (pro Kern):   256 KB
  L3-Cache (pro Prozessor):   12 MB
  Speicher:   48 GB
  Geschwindigkeit für Prozessorverbindungstyp:   6,4 GT/s
  Boot-ROM-Version:   MP51.0087.B00
  SMC-Version (System):   1.39f5
  SMC-Version (Prozessormodul):   1.39f5

 24 
 on: June 10, 2018, 04:55:29 PM 
Started by eVasilis - Last post by Fangio
Is there any BIOS (firmware) update inside Mojave?

Yup 087, same as in HS 10.13.5 installer.

 25 
 on: June 10, 2018, 01:45:02 PM 
Started by eVasilis - Last post by Spacedust
Is there any BIOS (firmware) update inside Mojave?

 26 
 on: June 09, 2018, 09:48:05 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by LightBulbFun
very nice work Smiley

pretty cool to see you where able to update the microcode of your Xserve3,1

im not too surprised that it did not enable Westmere support sadly.

I recommend you check out my first Microcode thread here https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/updating-a-mac-pro-s-cpu-microcode.2114187/ for some more info on it all

we need to find where in the Macs EFI the CPU "support code" resides we should be able to "port" that over from the MP5,1 to enable Westmere CPUs on the Xserve3,1

also pretty cool you got NVMe booting working too Smiley someone should mod a MacPro3,1 then install 4 NVMe drives on a Squid card for shits and giggles  Grin

BTW if you really want to go off the Deep end you could try flashing the Xserve3,1 to a MacPro5,1... https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/going-off-the-firmware-deep-end.2121762/

also finally it should be possible to Boot windows on an Xserve3,1 I have a quick n dirty guide here: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/instal-actual-not-virtual-windows-on-x-serve.1974421/#post-22940424 sadly I only own an Xserve1,1 and on there windows is BSODing on something but as im booting Blind I cant tell what its crashing on (I even disconnected the SAS controller and it still BSODs on something...)


 27 
 on: June 09, 2018, 07:53:22 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by netkas
this is probably it: APFS Jump Start Driver
file with guid CFFB32F4-C2A8-48BB-A0EB-6C3CCA3FE847 in mbp114 firmware
9kb

but you would want to extract it from mp5,1 firmware for best compatibility

open mp's efi in uefitool, search for text apfs, here it is

 28 
 on: June 09, 2018, 06:38:03 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by netkas
/usr/standalone/i386/apfs.efi

on your 10.13 filesystem

but it's too big to be embeded into firmware

in new efis, apple has a module which loads apfs.efi from disk container, verifies signature and runs it

 29 
 on: June 09, 2018, 01:34:23 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by Rominator
I used Dosdude's patcher app for High Sierra and installed High Sierra onto an old NVME drive I got when we hosted a driver. A Samsung 512 Mg .

I did the post install patcher applications and choose it as boot drive.

Didn't work.

So I took my Microcode updated X-Serve Boot rom and added the NVME DXE per Dosdude's tool. I then rebooted, and got into my BRAND NEW FRESH NVME INTSALL of High Sierra. Worked on next boot, it had already been selected, machine had defaulted to other drives since it couldn't
 "see" NVME before that boot.

Now it sees it just fine. Booted up smooth and fast. So in 1 day I confirmed both new microcode update and NVME via bootrom. These guys have done the Mac world a huge favor.

I did have one problem, my High Sierra installer and NVME drive were both PCIE, so I had to use an MXM GPU. The GT120 is weak knee'd and doesn't work in Mojave. So I slid in our new GTX660M. Boot screens and Metal Family 1.4. Nice little card. And another first, a "new" Nvidia MXM card, trying to think of any iMac models that might need such a card...

So, I confirm 28/30 Microcode and NVME fixes work in X-Serve 3,1 bootrom. Easy, simple, and fast. DOSDUDE has done some impressive and beneficial work. My junky old X-Serve feels a whole lot newer and more relevant all of a sudden.

Now to go through the pix from photo shoot today of eGPU 1080Ti for Pre-Sales that were supposed to start 5 hours ago.

Yikes !


 30 
 on: June 09, 2018, 12:22:42 PM 
Started by Rominator - Last post by Rominator
Crucial Detail, don't use h9827**'s "new microcode" file with my old one.

Follow his instructions, but use Dosdude's file from his post.

0087-ws30-nh28-MP51-microcode-block.bin

Is the same but I agree with Dosdude including what looks like a header, while h98 has left it off.

They should probably agree on a format and all stick to it. Right now using h98's file on Dosdude's fix or vice versa is an issue, they are different lengths due to missing header.

So replace my previous linked file with DOSDUDES file of the above name per h98's instructions using hex editor. Copy and paste twice, save, flash.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/gulftown-westmere-nehalem-microcode-update-guide.2122246/#post-26137406

Thanks to Dosdude and lightbulbfun and h982** for their pioneering effort in this.

Working on NVME now, will post screens with Mojave on X-Serve

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