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Author Topic: Booting the 64-bit kernel on the 2006/2007 Mac Pro  (Read 1208389 times)
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« Reply #510 on: July 29, 2012, 02:24:15 AM »

I guess I could wipe one of the 4 hard drives and try a clean install...  the other alternatives I'm considering are 1)starting in target disk mode, cloning from my MacBook Pro, modding the supported machines plist  2)using Pacifist to install packages piece by piece into Lion and just leaving out the supported machine plist (the Lion list would stay in place).

I went with cloning from the MacBook Pro and modding the supported machines plist. After tweaking my extensions a little I have Mountain Lion (the release, not a dev preview) up and running.  Sound works.  Sleep probably won't, I still have my old GeForce 7300 in slot 4 and the system is still reading both the ATI 6870 and Geforce 7300 as occupying slot 1.  Once I'm sure everything else is working I'll set Chameleon to boot the Mountain Lion drive and pull out the GeForce 7300, hopefully that will cure the sleep issue.


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MacPro 1,1: 2 x 3 GHz with 16 GB RAM, OWC SSD, XFX 6870 ZNFC
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« Reply #511 on: July 29, 2012, 02:47:34 AM »

Would it be good to upgrade chameleon too the last build?
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« Reply #512 on: July 29, 2012, 05:24:21 AM »

Would it be good to upgrade chameleon too the last build?

I use r2030 and haven't had any problems so far.
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« Reply #513 on: July 29, 2012, 07:17:32 AM »

Would it be good to upgrade chameleon too the last build?

I use r2030 and haven't had any problems so far.

On that advice I ditched r1921 and upgraded to the latest, r2035. Worked perfectly, startup actually seems more reliable now. No more Finder crashing or empty sidebar issues anymore. I think those were caused by issues loading the kexts for my keyboard & mouse but I'm not sure. Either way with r2035 the issues just disappeared so I'm happy. Now all that's left is figuring out how to get in and out of Windows easily and I'll be back to the convenience level I had with Lion.
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« Reply #514 on: July 30, 2012, 05:06:31 AM »

Same situation, apparently there might have been a better card choice:

What card would that be? As I understand it anything higher than a 4870/90 will lack a bootscreen on a Mac Pro 1,1 because of the EFI32 limitation. I have a reflashed 4870 I can get a bootscreen with but it's dying, causing crashes and generates way too much heat.

The 6870 works great in Win7 and ML, I just don't have a way to conveniently switch between the two operating systems. Booting blind doesn't seem to work for me, I can never get it to do anything if I hold alt without a card that can provide boot screen.

5870 by Apple have a normal boot screen on MP1,1/2,1.
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« Reply #515 on: July 30, 2012, 05:12:57 AM »

Yes, flashed 5770 and 5870 show a boot screen, but only via DVI to VGA adapter.

This is an issue that someone in flashing community could fix, but nobody has yet.
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« Reply #516 on: July 30, 2012, 11:10:10 AM »

any1 else have a problem with is time machiche HDD.

i cant boot if it 's plug.

is there a solution?

Been looking but can't find anything.

Thx for the help.


same here.
workaround: connect your Time Machine disk to one of 2 extra port (below tray 1).
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« Reply #517 on: July 30, 2012, 11:48:28 AM »

So here’s my dilemma. I keep getting a KP that says “Unable to find a driver for this platform “ACPI”…IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1546″

I’m running a MP1,1>2,1, (2 x5355) and an APPLE (ATI Radeon) 5770.

I can’t find a similar KP anywhere else on the web :\ Any suggestions?
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« Reply #518 on: July 30, 2012, 02:29:56 PM »

So here’s my dilemma. I keep getting a KP that says “Unable to find a driver for this platform “ACPI”…IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1546″

I’m running a MP1,1>2,1, (2 x5355) and an APPLE (ATI Radeon) 5770.

I can’t find a similar KP anywhere else on the web :\ Any suggestions?


The system is corrupted?
Repair Disk Permissions. If not work, do a clean install?
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« Reply #519 on: July 30, 2012, 05:03:48 PM »

Would it be good to upgrade chameleon too the last build?

I use r2030 and haven't had any problems so far.

On that advice I ditched r1921 and upgraded to the latest, r2035. Worked perfectly, startup actually seems more reliable now. No more Finder crashing or empty sidebar issues anymore. I think those were caused by issues loading the kexts for my keyboard & mouse but I'm not sure. Either way with r2035 the issues just disappeared so I'm happy. Now all that's left is figuring out how to get in and out of Windows easily and I'll be back to the convenience level I had with Lion.

I just tried r2035 which did restore recognition of my 2,1 and its serial number (before it was showing as an iMac with a serial number as SMESRLNUMBR) but now my 6870 is only displaying one monitor (of my two). This is the first time since I started the 10.8 process that both monitors haven't been recognized. Any suggestions?

Also, with r2035 it now is recognizing the drive in the org.chameleon.Boot at startup automatically. It had yet to do that with r1921. And this is the first time, including 10.7 and 10.6 that it's listing the video card as 6870 and not 6XXX.
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« Reply #520 on: July 30, 2012, 05:43:00 PM »

Would it be good to upgrade chameleon too the last build?

I use r2030 and haven't had any problems so far.

On that advice I ditched r1921 and upgraded to the latest, r2035. Worked perfectly, startup actually seems more reliable now. No more Finder crashing or empty sidebar issues anymore. I think those were caused by issues loading the kexts for my keyboard & mouse but I'm not sure. Either way with r2035 the issues just disappeared so I'm happy. Now all that's left is figuring out how to get in and out of Windows easily and I'll be back to the convenience level I had with Lion.

I just tried r2035 which did restore recognition of my 2,1 and its serial number (before it was showing as an iMac with a serial number as SMESRLNUMBR) but now my 6870 is only displaying one monitor (of my two). This is the first time since I started the 10.8 process that both monitors haven't been recognized. Any suggestions?

Also, with r2035 it now is recognizing the drive in the org.chameleon.Boot at startup automatically. It had yet to do that with r1921. And this is the first time, including 10.7 and 10.6 that it's listing the video card as 6870 and not 6XXX.


Subsequent reboots seemed to "fix" the dual monitors issue. Even though I made no adjustments.
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« Reply #521 on: July 30, 2012, 08:24:35 PM »

Can anyone please explain what is going on here?

http://swegen.blogspot.de/2011/07/bo...-lion-and.html

will the patch (x64patch-10.8-dp1.tbz) for ML make 1,1 64it EFI? what is the difference with Chameleon?

thanks in advance.
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« Reply #522 on: July 30, 2012, 09:28:12 PM »

meh, you post broken link on a second forum....
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« Reply #523 on: July 30, 2012, 10:41:32 PM »

Amoulay: the proper link is: http://swegen.blogspot.de/2011/07/bootefi-x64-patch-for-mac-os-x-lion-and.html

All this 'patch' does is boot your mac in 64bit kexts, but only if you have a mac pro 3,1-5,1. The mac pro 1,1 and 2,1 do not have a 64bit efi chip on the motherboard, so it is impossible to activate and run it, only but via software emulation (grub and chameleon mbr legacy-bootdisk).
I have tried this patch on my macpro 1,1 and it does nothing, no 64bit kernel&extensions boot.
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« Reply #524 on: July 31, 2012, 12:16:56 AM »

I have tried this patch on my macpro 1,1 and it does nothing, no 64bit kernel&extensions boot.

My impression of this patch (which I think is at the center of the "[GUIDE] SUCCESS! Install 10.8 on OLD unsupported Mac" thread on MacRumors) is that it patches the ML OS X kernel, 64-bit and all, to allow booting from an EFI32 boot.  At least that's what it appears to describe in the forum?  If so, it's unlikely to survive an OS X software update that would deliver a new kernel, although I'd think it likely you could restore the old patched kernel with little downside or wait for a new patched kernel.

I'm not sure if this is preferable to a legacy mode/Chameleon boot at the heart of this thread, which allows for an unpatched Apple kernel and is likely to survive software updates.  Most of the issues in MacRumors patched kernel thread are from strange/goofy 64-bit kexts they're using for devices where Apple supplied only 32-bit kexts previously such as the Intel GMA 950 or X3100.  I imagine the sound issues described in the MacRumors thread and other issues are purely from certain things not being initialized properly that would normally be initialized by EFI64, most of which is done with the legacy mode/Chameleon boot either directly in Chameleon or through the DSDT.aml file.

Bit of a warning though, all this is from skimming the forum, I have not tried it so I may be missing the point entirely about what it's doing or how it works.
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2006 MacPro1,1 (w/2,1 EFI firmware) - 2x 3GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Clovertown" X5365 CPUs - MSI R9 280X Gaming 3GB (w/Mac EFI firmware) - Mac OS X w/64-bit kernel
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