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« Reply #120 on: November 16, 2011, 02:25:37 PM »

The following is information derived from hyrem's research into the MP11_005D_B00 firmware:

"A quick look tells me that there is very little difference between the 5c.b08 and the 5d.b00 code. Here's the breakdown:

The mp1,1 firmware consists of 5 EFI volumes.

Volume 1: DXE code. The only differences here are the code version string and the ACPI tables. I find it curious that they changed the ACPI tables. When I have more time I'll look into exactly what is different.

Volume 2: DXE code. No difference.

Volume 3: Microcode updates. Added one more processor signature... 06FB, and the microcode update for it.

Volume 4: NVRAM. Nothing here that is very interesting from an EFI perspective.

Volume 5: PEI code. The only difference here is a change to the SEC core module that allows the new processor signature to be recognized.

>From a firmware perspective the 5d.b00 code is identical to the 5c.b08 code.

I don't see any issue that would prevent updating from 5c.b08 to 5d.b00, and subsequently to 2,1.7f.b06. Just for kicks, when I get some time I'll load the 5d.b00 code into my mp and give it a run. I expect it to run just fine."

Excellent work by hyrem above!  Excellent work by MacEFIRom!  Now I feel more confident we can get this working.  Willing to act as a guinea pig for this.  Anyone with ideas how to adapt the script for a 5d.b00 -> 2,1 .7f.b06 firmware upgrade ?  Smiley

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« Reply #121 on: November 16, 2011, 03:52:16 PM »

My most recent panic attack:


Interval Since Last Panic Report:  1003643 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          5
Anonymous UUID:                    4BFF70BB-D04F-45AB-8AF1-0795B6B5885D

Wed Nov 16 08:41:33 2011
panic(cpu 3 caller 0x28fc2e): "TLB invalidation IPI timeout: " "CPU(s) failed to respond to interrupts, unresponsive CPU bitmap: 0x3, NMIPI acks: orig: 0x0, now: 0x0"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/osfmk/i386/pmap.c:3572
Backtrace (CPU 3), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x8afbb958 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x8afbb98c 0x223ce1 0x0)
0x8afbb9a8 : 0x28fc2e (0x59a47c 0x3 0x0 0x0)
0x8afbba18 : 0x29480b (0x84b7a0 0x0 0xdc813d19 0x2a0577)
0x8afbbb48 : 0x29555c (0x84b7a0 0xf5c000 0x0 0xfe807ae0)
0x8afbbbb8 : 0x2615b0 (0x84b7a0 0xf5c000 0x0 0xf5d000)
0x8afbbce8 : 0x261b4b (0xf5d000 0x0 0x1 0x0)
0x8afbbd28 : 0x25a8e7 (0x2c7febc 0xf5c000 0x0 0xf5d000)
0x8afbbd68 : 0x517de0 (0x2c7febc 0xf5c000 0x1000 0x0)
0x8afbbd88 : 0x50674e (0x1f3ccf00 0x0 0x1 0x347)
0x8afbbda8 : 0x506769 (0x1f3ccf00 0x0 0x8afbbdf8 0xe00002f0)
0x8afbbdc8 : 0x570f52 (0x1f3ccf00 0xf5c000 0x0 0x347)
0x8afbbe18 : 0x28c270 (0x12a64300 0x1f62b2b0 0x1fc2baa0 0x1fc2bab8)
0x8afbbe58 : 0x21dbe5 (0x1f62b288 0x1fc2ba84 0x1fe7b8 0xec2b)
0x8afbbe98 : 0x210a86 (0x1f62b200 0x0 0x14a15f80 0x1f677180)
0x8afbbef8 : 0x216f84 (0x1f62b200 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8afbbf78 : 0x295c57 (0x146d4728 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8afbbfc8 : 0x2a256d (0x146d4724 0x0 0x10 0x201c4be4)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: SystemUIServer

Mac OS version:
10K549

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 50401689479232
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx   423.91.27 (addr 0xf57000, size 0x1900544) - last unloaded 248991054787
loaded kexts:
com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower   1.5.1
com.iospirit.driver.rbiokithelper   1.18.1
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor   1.9.3d0 - last loaded 60181731645
com.apple.filesystems.autofs   2.1.0
com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs   1.6.3
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient   3.5.7
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl   1.0.20
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA   2.0.5f14
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC   1.57
com.apple.GeForce   6.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays   289
com.apple.filesystems.ntfs   3.4
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X   7.0.0
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver   1.1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleMCEDriver   1.1.9
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMeromProfile   19
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin   4.7.0a1
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC   1.5.1
com.apple.driver.Oxford_Semi   2.6.1
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient   2.6.8
com.apple.BootCache   31.1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib   1.0.0d1
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage   1.6.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet   2.1.3b1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI   4.7.3
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224   428.42.4
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort   2.1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA   2.5.1
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM   1.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI   4.2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons   1.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC   1.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET   1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS   1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC   1.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC   1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient   142.6.0
com.apple.security.sandbox   1
com.apple.security.quarantine   0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall   2.1.14
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement   142.6.0
com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDMouse   162
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse   162
com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver   2.4.5f3
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction   17
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib   2.0.5f14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction   14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction   20
com.apple.nvidia.nv40hal   6.3.6
com.apple.NVDAResman   6.3.6
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport   2.2.1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBAudio   2.7.6f6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver   4.2.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface   74.2
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily   10.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily   1.8.3fc2
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib   1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController   2.0.5f14
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily   2.2.1
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily   2.0.5f14
com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily   41
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC   3.1.0d5
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily   4.7.0a1
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP   2.0.3
com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.4.5f3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice   2.6.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite   3.9.0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport   2.1.0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSBP2   4.0.6
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice   2.6.8
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily   1.6.1
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter   402.1
com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport   2.5.1
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily   2.6.8
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily   4.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient   4.2.4
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family   320.1
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily   1.10
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily   2.0.6
com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily   2.5.1
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime   1.4.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily   1.6.6
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily   1.1
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch   1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet   6
com.apple.driver.DiskImages   289
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily   1.6.3
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform   1.3.6
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily   2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily   1.3.0
Model: MacPro1,1, BootROM MP11.005D.B00, 8 processors, 2.66 GHz, 12 GB, SMC 1.7f10
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, PCIe, 32768 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x87), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.42.4)
Bluetooth: Version 2.4.5f3, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Built-in Ethernet 1, Ethernet, en0
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en2
PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-1
Serial ATA Device: ST3500630AS P, 465.76 GB
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD20EARS-60MVWB0, 1.82 TB
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD1000FYPS-01ZKB0, 931.51 GB
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0, 298.09 GB
Parallel ATA Device: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A
Parallel ATA Device: PIONEER DVD-RW  DVR-110D
USB Device: Hub, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x911d, 0xfd300000 / 3
USB Device: Apple Cinema Display, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x921d, 0xfd330000 / 4
USB Device: iPhone, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x12a0, 0xfd200000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8206, 0x5d200000 / 3
USB Device: SoundSticks, 0x05fc  (Harman International), 0x7849, 0x5d100000 / 2
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: Pro CF Reader/Writer, Lexar, Up to 800 Mb/sec
FireWire Device: built-in_hub, Up to 800 Mb/sec
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
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« Reply #122 on: November 16, 2011, 07:25:56 PM »

Hi,

FYI: after the FW-Upgrade i did a test with the ASD 3S108 (which was ok for MacPro 1.1), but now it doesn't boot from, just a deny sign (half crossed circle) on the screen. I plan to do another test with ADS 3S116, which should cover MacPro 2.1. Will report then.

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« Reply #123 on: November 17, 2011, 06:45:21 PM »

Hmm,
did a test with ASH 3S116, first it looks good, booting from the DVD and loading the rrogram (looks like a old System 9 one, long time ago :-))
But sadly, it complaints "..does not support this machine (MacPro2,1/Mac-F4208DC8).

Hmm, maybe it' the ATI-4870 which official is not supported by Apple! Anybody did a try? 

Bye
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« Reply #124 on: November 17, 2011, 11:52:56 PM »

Hmm,
did a test with ASH 3S116, first it looks good, booting from the DVD and loading the rrogram (looks like a old System 9 one, long time ago :-))
But sadly, it complaints "..does not support this machine (MacPro2,1/Mac-F4208DC8).

Hmm, maybe it' the ATI-4870 which official is not supported by Apple! Anybody did a try? 

Bye

  I have the ATi 4870 in my Mac modded to 2,1.  But then the 4870 came from Apple, not a PC flashed unit.
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« Reply #125 on: November 18, 2011, 05:59:07 PM »

My most recent panic attack:


Interval Since Last Panic Report:  1003643 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          5
Anonymous UUID:                    4BFF70BB-D04F-45AB-8AF1-0795B6B5885D

Wed Nov 16 08:41:33 2011
panic(cpu 3 caller 0x28fc2e): "TLB invalidation IPI timeout: " "CPU(s) failed to respond to interrupts, unresponsive CPU bitmap: 0x3, NMIPI acks: orig: 0x0, now: 0x0"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/osfmk/i386/pmap.c:3572

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: SystemUIServer

Mac OS version:
10K549

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 50401689479232

sweetspud! You don't have to post the whole backtrace with loaded/unloaded kexts, etc. It's not an app issue (as witnessed by the backtrace always being different, and the BSD process name corresponding to current thread portion changing), and it's not a kernel extension issue. It's even lower-level than that. The important part is the part I've bolded in your report and the "failing to respond to interrupts" issue seems to be more a 10.6.8/10.7.0-.1 problem with the X5355s. See here for some more people in the same boat

Again, try upgrading/doing a clean install to 10.7.2 as I suggested the last time you posted your kernel panic. Judging by the posted uptime between panics you wouldn't have to run the system for more than a couple days to see if it still panics.
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« Reply #126 on: November 18, 2011, 07:14:17 PM »

Mr. C!

Thanks for the info.  I am not an expert on this material so I appreciate all the help I can get.

Thank you!
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« Reply #127 on: November 18, 2011, 07:21:40 PM »

Hmm,
did a test with ASD 3S116, first it looks good, booting from the DVD and loading the rrogram (looks like a old System 9 one, long time ago :-))
But sadly, it complaints "..does not support this machine (MacPro2,1/Mac-F4208DC8).

Hmm, maybe it' the ATI-4870 which official is not supported by Apple! Anybody did a try? 
 

Ok, finally solved it, basically one thing:
1. A real MacPro 2.1 is identified as Mac-F4208DA9.
2. Using ASD 3S116 you have to modify one file, just double the line which contains "Mac-F4208DC8" inside Configs/ASD.config, replace the code with Mac-F4208DA9, don't change the rest of the line!

Now booting & starting works, i just did successful a profile.

bye
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« Reply #128 on: November 18, 2011, 09:02:18 PM »

"Runes", how do you do it?  Could you please post additional details?

Thanks!!!
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« Reply #129 on: November 21, 2011, 05:01:15 PM »

 Just wanted to report success on upgrading the MP11.005D.B00 to MP21 firmware  Smiley.  I have been working on this for four consecutive days and am seeing flashes of light behind my eyeballs  Shocked so Im gonna get some rest but promise to report on this tomorrow, retracing my steps to help the rest of us out  Wink.  It took a lot of tinkering withthe files and resources provided on this forum but eventually its worked so theres some relief for us.  Thanks again everyone and apolgies to those I kept bugging with PMs  Cheesy
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« Reply #130 on: November 21, 2011, 05:56:07 PM »

grammataki,

That is GREAT news!! I have been following this for several months now hoping someone will be able to make it happen. After you get some rest I would love to hear some details and directions on how to make this happen.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #131 on: November 21, 2011, 09:37:47 PM »

Go grammataki!!

Great work!!

Looking forward!!

Thanks VERY much!!
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« Reply #132 on: November 22, 2011, 02:02:44 PM »

Ok heres how to update your MP11_005D_00B ROM:

First of all I used MacEFIRoms instructions  so credit there and to a couple other places which helped me understand the procedure (Ill list these after completing my method write up)

As according to Mr Cobalts gathered researh "PS - Perhaps MacEFI's last post here will help us? We could add the right CRC and 005D ROM strings to the EFIUpdaterApp.efi program included on Apple's EFI 1.2 disk image and give it a whirl..." and reference to this link http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,874.msg7183.html#msg7183 I was able to understand a little better what was happing to get things moving along.

I focussed on doing exaclty what MacEFIRom indicated, that is, add the right CRC and 005D ROM strings to the EFIUpdaterApp.efi!

To get started I needed access to the MP11.0055.08B and MP21.007F.B06 efi updater files.  The latter was in the Apple EFI updater 1.2 download (double click click the Apple download, open in pacifist,  then double click the Archive.pax file and navigate through the folders), the former was the issue as I didnt have it (it was inside the Mac but I needed to extarct it somehow).  The rEFIt program was the key.  I installed it, and used the dumpfv command to dump my EFI (check carefully how to do this ask if not sure).  I dont think it was a completely clean EFI with residual information about my system but noneless it was extracted and i had a file called firmware.fd which I renamed to LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B.

Next I had to figure out the CRC32 ids for this file and the LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B and LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B files.  I used the SuperSFV program which is very easy to use and understand.  so I extracted all 3 files CRC32 ids .  The problem was I couldnt understand how to identify these CRC checks in the efi app and how LSB MSB fit into the whole thing.  The following link helped clarify the whole thing (please review and ask if you are still not sure):  lolof's post here http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,874.msg7183.html#msg7183

Ok so at this stage I could understand and begin to idenify the CRC32 checks in the EfiUpdaterApp2.efi file.
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« Reply #133 on: November 22, 2011, 02:38:23 PM »

followed MacEFIRoms instruction on the above link, and found and replaced the CRC32s in the right file.  Which file I hear you all ask???  Well this is where I confused myself over something so simple but eventually figured it out.  First look at this:

LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B or MP11.88Z.005C.B08.0707021221 CRC32- 28 63 52 90 (but changing from LSBtoMSB this becomes 90 52 63 28)

LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B or MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0709141354 CRC32 -1D 49 EA 41 (41 EA 49 1D)

LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B or MP21.88Z.007F.B06.0707021348 CRC32 - FB BA F0 FB (FB F0 BA FB)

(the 3 set bits highlighted in red are the year/month/day/hours/minutes of production)

Firstly took a new untouched LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B file and renamed it to LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B, and put this inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app.  Next I took the EFIUpdaterApp2.efi file inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app app and threw it in Hexfiend (another invaluable program I forgot to mention!)  Opening it up, I first looked for instances of the CRC32 checks.  Since Apple did not have reference to the MP11_005D_00B ROM I looked for instances of the MP11_005C_08B ROM.  I succeeded here by locating 10 such instances of 90 52 63 28 and replacing them with LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B CRC32 check id -> FB F0 BA FB (there were 5 instancesin the 32bit section and 5 in the 64bit section, 10 all up).  Next there were two instances of version strings I had to change.  I simply chose the first MP11_005C rom reference and replaced it with my version MP11_005D_00B (becareful u do this in the right format with correct periods, and in two places).  I saved this file which was inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app and removed the LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B file and replaced it with the LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B file from before (remember this is the MP21_007F_06B file disguised by name as the MP11_005D_00B).
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« Reply #134 on: November 22, 2011, 03:30:21 PM »

Ok so at this stage I had the two important files EfiUpdaterApp2.efi and then disguised LOCKED file inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app (you may need to compress this .pax file again).  I also took one copy of each of these two files and put them on the desktop.  I then placed the MacProEFIUpdater.app file and put it in Applications/Utilities/  The two files I put on the desktop I placed inside /Volumes/MacHD/System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware Updates/MacProEFIUpdate/    If the last folder doesnt exist, you will need to make it up.  I put the two files in there.  I was nearly there.

Next I had to bless the efi updater in Terminal, so again looked through MacEFIROms scripts and .sh files and figured the following would work:

sudo bless -mount / -firmware /Volumes/MacPro/System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware\ Updates/MacProEFIUpdate/EfiUpdaterApp2.efi -payload /Volumes/MacPro/System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware\ Updates/MacProEFIUpdate/LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B.fd -options "-x efi-apple-payload0-data" --verbose

I did try making a script and following advice there but just couldnt get ti to work so did it manually.  But I kept getting an error message

EFI found at IODeviceTree:/efi
GPT detected
No auxiliary booter partition required
System partition found
Returning booter information dictionary:
<CFBasicHash 0x1002020f0 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{type = mutable dict, count = 3,
entries =>
   0 : <CFString 0x100019a60 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "System Partitions"} = <CFArray 0x100202520 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{type = immutable, count = 1, values = (
   0 : <CFString 0x1002022d0 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "disk0s1"}
)}
   1 : <CFString 0x10001a2a0 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "Data Partitions"} = <CFArray 0x100202570 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{type = immutable, count = 1, values = (
   0 : <CFString 0x7fff710c09b0 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "disk0s2"}
)}
   2 : <CFString 0x100019a20 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "Auxiliary Partitions"} = <CFArray 0x100202270 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{type = immutable, count = 0, values = ()}
}

Substituting ESP disk0s1
Mounting at /Volumes/bless.61Wo
Executing "/sbin/mount"
mount_msdos: /dev/disk0s1: Permission denied
Returned 18176
/sbin/mount returned non-0 exit status
Failed to determine auxiliary partition mountpoint for /
Error while writing firmware updater for EFI


It was something related to my RAID array I finally figured out and came across this site through another post https://discussions.apple.com/message/5475692?messageID=5475692#5475692  the second last post has some instructions on adjusting the drive parameters so I used the following in terminal sudo dd if=/dev/disk0s1 of=/dev/disk3s1 and voila!  I got past the last hurdle! I reinput the terminal command and bang bang it wrote the efi in preparation for the update upon the next boot.  I shut it all down, then started up with the power button hold down technique and the apple sign with progress bar appeared and stayed.  I took about a minute or so and then rebooted.  As with others it only recognised one processor but another restart and PRAM reset and all was fiine.  One kernel panic a few hours later but probably cause I was multitasking Smiley

I apologise for the exteded, convoluted prose piece on my methodology but feel it is important for others who are in a position I was and deseprate to get this upgraded for one reason or another.    I really hope this helps the rest of you get ur machines sorted.  Anyone with issues, feel free to ask and Ill do my best to guide you (no spoonfeeding though).  To the moderators, if u feel I have violated any aplle copyright in these psots let me know and ill remove/adjust any offending parts.  I will check all the links I have referenced and give more thanks tomorrow.  Well, thats it folks, I have a 2,1 MacPro firmware mac, with x5355 quadcores (I even have original 2,1 heatsinks I bought for better cooling).  Only thing now is the SMS update for even better thermal control.  I heard this one is a bit nastier so I will rest a few weeks before even thinking of looking at it again and maybe leave it to MacEFIRom and other experts.  Ok bedtime again.  Good luck !!!! Smiley
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