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Links:. If you have OS X Yosemite up and running on your 2006/2007 Mac Pro with Pike's boot loader, this is how to make sure OS X Yosemite updates (like the ) don't break your ability to boot Yosemite:. prerequisite: an installed and working OS X Yosemite system with Pike's boot.efi. install the script. reboot twice as the second boot is when the PikeYoseFix script is fully installed and executes!
Once the PikeYoseFix script is installed, it does not need to be installed again and it should be safe to install future OS X updates. It automatically runs at every system shutdown re-copying Pike's boot.efi to the proper locations just in case something like an OS X update overwrote it. If you don't have PikeYoseFix script installed, or if you have OS X installed on a Fusion drive where the PikeYoseFix script doesn't work properly, you should disable 'Install OS X updates' and 'Install system data files and security updates' in System Preferences App Store so that OS X doesn't automatically install any future updates that may overwrite Pike's boot.efi. Lastly, if Pike's boot.efi boot loader was overwritten after an OS X update because you didn't take the precaution of installing the PikeYoseFix script, and you have a folder with question mark on boot, to restore the ability to boot. If you find Pike's boot loader valuable in keeping your 2006/2007 Mac up-to-date, please consider as a thank you and to encourage future continued development. He's had a with hardware and been developing all this time without access to an actual 2006/2007 Mac Pro! His donation page is in euros, where, and PayPal will show the actual conversion used at time of donation.
I know any amount is highly appreciated. Even if you don't donate, you may consider simply thanking him via a comment, as he's done a lot of work without asking for anything in return or benefiting from this project. How can these Macs run Yosemite? These 64-bit Mac Pros and Xserves have 32 firmware and can't natively boot OS X Yosemite 'out-of-the-box', but are easily capable of running it with a different boot loader. Once a new boot loader is used to launch the native 64-bit Yosemite, OS X 10.10 boots and works normally exactly as it does on a 2008 or newer with EFI64 firmware. Background: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard was the first OS X version with optional support for a, allowing.
However, even if they had capable of running the 64-bit kernel. When Apple dropped the 32-bit kernel entirely from OS X, starting with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, EFI32 Macs no longer had an Apple-supported mechanism to boot newer OS X versions. The last version of OS X officially supported by Apple on the original 2006 Mac Pro MA356LL/A (MacPro1,1), and Xserve (Late 2006) MA409LL/A (Xserve1,1) models was OS X 10.7 Lion, and then only when booted with a 32-bit kernel due to their EFI32 firmware.
However, these Macs were the most and upgradable EFI32 models and have a, so the user community has been keeping them running with 64-bit kernels and newer OS X releases using a variety of methods. Two approaches that can be used to boot OS X 10.10 Yosemite on unsupported Mac Pro models: Piker-Alpha bootloader (preferred approach) This method, a fork of, uses a replacement native EFI32 that EFI64 calls from the 64-bit OS X kernel to the EFI32 firmware.
Additional information about Pike's boot.efi is available at. There are two variations available, one with a legacy light grey background/dark grey Apple logo boot screen boot.efi that blends with the native EFI32 pre-boot screen (2008-2012 Mac Pro-style), and a new black background/white Apple logo boot screen boot.efi (2013 Mac Pro-style). The simplest install on a 2006/2007 Mac Pro is a that can be.
Those who want to manually build their own bootable USB flash drive installer can follow the to installing Yosemite using the Piker-Alpha boot.efi. In addition, there is a pre-release version of the script to automate the creation of a bootable USB flash drive to install Yosemite using Pike's boot.efi with a, although the current beta. Another simplified installation approach is to use a second Yosemite-supported Mac and install Yosemite to the 2006/2007 Mac Pro's drive. This may be done either by attaching the 2006/2007 Mac Pro's drive as an external drive by placing the 2006/2007 Mac Pro in. Then, after installation, copy Pike's EFI32 boot.efi to that drive's /usr/standalone/i386 and /System/Library/CoreServices/ directories overwriting the stock Apple EFI64 boot.efi and repair permissions. That drive should now be bootable on a 2006/2007 Mac Pro, although sometimes it still. With Pike's boot.efi, holding Command-R to start the OS X that gets installed with Yosemite is supported, although holding Option/Alt at boot and selecting the 'Recovery HD' may not work until the.
2006/2007 Mac Pros do not support Internet Recovery. After an booting from a, there has since been so Fusion Drives may have to be created manually before installing Yosemite. While this method is preferred because it's a native EFI boot, there is some risk is that installing future Yosemite updates could overwrite Pike's EFI32 boot.efi if Apple were to update the stock EFI64 boot.efi. This would be unusual, but it has happened in a few previous OS X updates and is. If this were to happen, the system would no longer be natively bootable on a 2006/2007 Mac Pro until it had Apple's stock boot.efi replaced with Pike's boot.efi again.
A simple approach to help protect against this is. “” boot loader This method uses a boot loader to load the stock 64-bit OS X kernel while emulating EFI. Note that the, so it can't directly use this approach. The boot loader was used in 's original approach to. Chameleon has since been updated to, and the boot loader was always capable of booting Yosemite since it boots using the stock OS X boot.efi boot loader which in turn loads the Yosemite kernel. After an initial successful report which used Clover, along with an. A full Mac Pro hardware to support audio and the SATA ports has been posted.
Booting with Chameleon/Clover is sometimes preferable in configurations with otherwise-unsupported hardware that needs to be initialized and usable in OS X, such as. Support for in Yosemite to allow, and with iOS 8 devices: The original (///) and options from Apple. Several vendors, including, sell new add-on hardware kits to retrofit older Mac Pros with and that to. There have been reports of after replacing WiFi and Bluetooth hardware to enable Handoff. There has been a of an causing a.
If you experience issues with the built-in USB ports under Yosemite, you may also consider removing or upgrading your Bluetooth card. In Yosemite, both and from OS X with an iPhone work with a 2006/2007 Mac Pro and are not dependent on.
Unsupported original legacy graphics cards vs.: Yosemite does not include device drivers for the original NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, ATI Radeon X1900 XT, and NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics cards that shipped with these Mac Pros, nor the ATI Radeon X1300 that shipped with the Xserve (Late 2006), so they do not work properly in Yosemite. These graphics cards display issues such as a very sluggish with no / support, no support (for DVD Player, Geekbench and other programs), graphics artifacts, mouse tearing, inability to change resolutions, bad refresh rates, and other system instabilities.
If you need normal graphics support in Yosemite, you will need a newer PCIe graphics card, with popular options being the Apple ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit for Mac Pro, or many different options of stock and Mac-' PC cards. Many, but not all, modern stock non-flashed PC graphics cards with AMD (for / support) or (for /OpenCL/OpenGL support) work 'plug and play' with Yosemite in 2006/2007 Mac Pros, although the display will remain off until after the OS X Desktop initializes. This means you won't see anything during the boot process. Compatible properly-Mac-flashed PC cards offer two benefits over stock non-flashed PC cards: allowing a normal boot screen just like a Mac-specific graphics card, and better compatibility in OS X with the card's capabilities/performance/ports. Most, but not all, Mac-flashed ATI/AMD cards have firmware that work in all PCIe-based 2006-2012 Mac Pro models with either EFI32 or EFI64. All newer Mac-flashed Nvidia cards have EFI64 firmware and will act like non-flashed PC cards with no boot screens in EFI32-based 2006/2007 Mac Pros, except for older Mac-flashed Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT/9800 GT/GT 120 cards with EFI32 firmware. Good: The least expensive Yosemite-compatible recommended graphics card that can provide boot screens in any 2006-2012 Mac Pro is a, which was Apple's branding for the.
Better: Other more powerful graphics cards that can provide boot screens in a 2006/2007 Mac Pro are AMD such as a properly Mac-flashed / (similar memory architecture and clocks as the AMD FirePro D500 but with more cores) or better yet a (with the same as the AMD FirePro D700) based on. Best: Currently, the highest-performing graphics card that can provide boot screens in a 2006/2007 Mac Pro is a / (10-15% faster clocks from the AMD Radeon 7970). This does not include the.
MacVidCards sells a. Note that if for some reason you still need to boot OS X Lion or early Mountain Lion versions that all AMD Tahiti-based cards (7950/7970 and R9 280/280X) are only properly supported by OS X 10.8.3 or higher, although there are that may work in a 2006/2007 Mac Pro when used with tiamo's boot loader.
Note also that the 2006/2007 Mac Pro has PCIe 1.1 expansion slots, with the bottom double-wide slot capable of being configured to use a maximum 2.5 link speed when configured as a x16 lane graphics slot. Yosemite's, located in /System/Library/Core Services, supports the 2006-2007 Mac Pro to configure the number of lanes available in each slot. PCIe 2.0/3.0 cards that can run at 5.0 GT/s link speed in 2008-2012 Mac Pros can work in 2006/2007 Mac Pros, but only with a PCIe 1.1 maximum 2.5 GT/s link speed. None of these options are officially supported in these Mac Pros by AMD, Apple, or Nvidia, but can work with either the Piker-Alpha or Chameleon/Clover boot loaders.
IMessage/FaceTime note: Regardless of approach used, most users after installing Yosemite as a security precaution. When trying to login, they receive an iMessage Registration validation code. The solution is to, provide the, explain that Yosemite was installed and that iMessage isn't working and provide the validation code.
Apple then unblocks the Mac Pro, allowing iMessage and FaceTime login immediately and in the future without other issues. I tried nvram boot-args, touch and kextcache after replacing boot.efi, single user and safe boot no dice.
In verbose mode it seems to load boot.efi and it stucks on loading Extensions.mkext. Curious thing is that simple replacement of boot.efi didn't make my YOS HDD bootable again in 5,1. I had to use touch on CoreServices and kextcache on whole volume (like Mr.Zarniwoop said), then it worked normally in a 5,1. One thing I didn't try is clean install my YOS partition has migrated user account and apps from 10.9. But it shouldn't matter because it works on a 5,1 and only difference is boot efi. Title Refresh Extensions cache after upgrading Mac OS X Summary Recreating the Extensions cache files has, in certain cases, successfully cured unstable system behavior.
This behavior has been noted after upgrading Mac OS X and may include Kernel Panics. The procedure involves deleted the Extension caches: '/System/Library/Extensions.kextcache” '/System/Library/Extensions.mkext' Discussion In Terminal.app execute the following commands. Your administrator password will be required. Sudo rm /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache sudo rm /System/Library/Extensions.mkext reboot Once deleted, new cache files will be created during reboot.
Click to expand.Yeah, the problem is, that there's no Extensions.mkext in location you pointed. In 10.8 and 10.9 it supposed to be in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/, but in 10.10 it isn't there as well (at least in clean install). I tried clean install without change: still gets stuck on loading Extensions.mkext from directory I mentioned above. I'm almost 100% positive that's boot.efi incompatibility.
When GM will be released, we will need Tiamo or another genius, I think. OS itself did not impress me much: disgusting UI, poor performance (OGL and OCL). But it's only DP1. I don't have much hope for UI, but performance should be improven in upcoming releases.
Yeah, the problem is, that there's no Extensions.mkext in location you pointed. In 10.8 and 10.9 it supposed to be in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/, but in 10.10 it isn't there as well (at least in clean install). I tried clean install without change: still gets stuck on loading Extensions.mkext from directory I mentioned above. I'm almost 100% positive that's boot.efi incompatibility.
When GM will be released, we will need Tiamo or another genius, I think. OS itself did not impress me much: disgusting UI, poor performance (OGL and OCL). But it's only DP1. I don't have much hope for UI, but performance should be improven in upcoming releases. Click to expand.I wonder if that boot.efi looks for /machkernel? What if you copied /Library/Kernels/kernel to /machkernel?
I suspect that might give different results but still hang due to kernel extension differences between Mavericks and Yosemite. I bet you're right and we'll need a new tiamo-style EFI32 64-bit thunking bootloader for Yosemite. We have tiamo's source code as a start at least. I always wondered if it was based upon unreleased internal Apple code? I have higher hopes for a Chameleon (or perhaps Clover) bootloader Yosemite install for a 2006/2007 Mac Pro as a first step before we get a clean tiamo-style bootloader. I wonder if that boot.efi looks for /machkernel? What if you copied /Library/Kernels/kernel to /machkernel?
I suspect that might give different results but still hang due to kernel extension differences between Mavericks and Yosemite. I bet you're right and we'll need a new tiamo-style EFI32 64-bit thunking bootloader for Yosemite. We have tiamo's source code as a start at least. I always wondered if it was based upon unreleased internal Apple code?
I have higher hopes for a Chameleon (or perhaps Clover) bootloader Yosemite install for a 2006/2007 Mac Pro as a first step before we get a clean tiamo-style bootloader. Click to expand.Black screen was something unrelated, the Chameleon BIOs thing comes up, flashes 'boot options' then reboots the computer. I havent even gotten the installer to boot, so no Yose yet. Haven't tried that Chem loader. Will try after this Clover test.
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EDIT: Got a nice progress bar after this Clover test, still loading, then kernel panic. Also, I need /machkernel again. The biggest problem is that Chameleon needs the kernel, but the kernel has been moved and I don't think just moving and renaming will fix that.