SFOTT | version 1.4.2 for 10.9.2 Update | get Mavericks back up and Running

la version française… tout en bas ( je sais, je dois installer un plugin multilngue :) )

OK, this is version 1.4.2 of the Sfott script.
so here it is various bugs I din’t target before, and new functions mainly to get 10.9.2 update working.

I won’t speak much on resolved bugs as no one told me (am I the only one to use this for 2 different Macs ? ;) )
Anyway the new functions are :

  • Patch existing system (this is the one you are waiting for the 10.9.2)

  • Update Sfott script and launcher on existing Sfott key

  • Make the booted Sfott Key Volume read and write (needed to save preferences and get the patch “again working for 10.9.2)

I’ll focus here on the Patch existing system and the steps to do to get 10.9.2 on your unsupported Macs.
So you may now know that Apple played with us as the new 10.9.2 update simply reset the boot.efi and the patched .plist files on your System.

1) Get the latest release (1.4.2) of the Sfott script here

2) Install it on your computer and install it on the Sfott key too (simpler – well more Mac friendly than from the script itself)

3) PLEASE BACKUP your System !!!

Always backup your system before any Update especially when using a tweaked one like here with Tiamo’s boot.efi

4) On your Tiamo’s Mavericks System (which should be on 10.9 or 10.9.1)

  • Launch App Store, go to Update and Download and install 10.9.2 Update.

  • Let the Update run

  • your computer will reboot. if you have another System like 10.7 it will finally boot on it. If you have not (I don’t know but you won’t boot on Mavericks for sure)

Note : I first wanted to be a smart guy by choosing my Sfott key just after the reboot. bad Idea it tricked the key.
So you have to let the system boot once after the install and you must not choose yet the Sfott Key.

This install has two rounds. the first one is before the reboot and it does here change the boot.efi and the .plist files.

  • Shutdown your computer.

5) Insert your SFOTT Key and now boot the computer and press the option key (the lat key)

  • choose the Sfott key

6) At the Installer Main window,
go to Menu -> Utilities and choose Terminal

7) now, some notes:
The booted system is read only, this was not a problem until now.
we have to get it read AND write. that way we gain two things :

  • all preferences will then be saved on the key just like it is on the System when you make the key.

  • as those settings are saved Repatching the Mac System will work. (I tried with the booted key in read only but no go – for me )

Ok, now that I’ve explained this, in the Terminal window type

sfott or /usr/sbin/sfott if you like

8) This will first make the Volume read and write.

then it will launch the Sfott script.

Please Note : you’ll have either a spinning wheel or a laggy window until the System just turns to be writable, it’s ok don’t panic and be patient.
wait a bit for the main display to show up – usually after choosing the language.

9 ) As I did it in a hurry you must before trying to Patch your 10.9.2 System do the following.

Go to 3) Settings Menu and

  • Set the computer to add (obviously this will be the current Mac ! – choose option 1) or enter it manually ? )

  • Select the Os X version to: Mavericks (again obvious here)

  • Choose the target System to Re-patch (your current computer System Volume)

  • Eventually choose Tiamo’s verbose boot.efi, Tiamo’s graphic boot.efi is the default

Once all of this is done, you are ready to patch again your existing System

10 ) Go back to Main Menu and choose option 6) Re-Patch Existing System

All should be fine and you’ll be prompt to reboot once done or go back to main menu.
you are now ready to reboot

11) reboot

Eventually press the alt key if you changed settings but normally should not have to.
The second round of the install will run, and when finished you’ll have your System back on track with Tiamo’s boot.efi in place and plist files patched again.

Enjoy

get the download here


OK, voici la version 1.4.2 du script Sfott.

vu le timing je n’ai pas encore traduit les dernières options en français,
Je m’y colle rapidement….

Resolutions de quelques bugs que je n’avais pas vu, et nouvelles fonctions
principalement pour faire fonctionner la mise à jour 10.9.2.

Je ne m’étendrais pas sur le bugs (suis-je le seul à utiliser 2 Macs avec ce script ? ;) )
Donc les nouvelles fonctions sont :

  • Patcher un Système Existant (ce que vous attendez pour la 10.9.2)

  • Mise à jour du script Sfott sur la clé Sfott

  • Activer l’écriture sur le Volume de la clé Sfott (necessaire pour sauvegarder les réglages avant de repatcher)

Je vais ici décrire les étapes pour avoir la 10.9.2 fonctionnelle sur votre Mac non-supporté.
Vous savez certainement déjà que Apple a joué avec nous avec la mise à jour 10.9.2 en remplaçant le boot.efi et les fichiers .plist du Système.

1) Téléchargez la nouvelle version 1.4.2 du script Sfott ici

2) Installez la sur votre ordinateur (celui utilisé pour créer la clé) et tant qu’on y est installez le aussi sur la clé Sfott existante

3) SAUVEGARDEZ votre Système !!!!

Toujours faire un Backup de votre système encore plus dans ce cas là avec un système bidouillé avce le boot.efi de Tiamo.

4) Sur votre Système sous Mavericks (10.9 – 10.9.1 – avec le boot.efi de Tiamo)

  • Lancez l’App Store, allez dans Mises à jour et téléchargez puis lancez l’installation de la 10.9.2

  • Laissez l’installation tourner

  • Votre Mac va redemarrer. Si vous avez un autre système comme une 10.7 il va rebooter dessus. Si vous n’avez pas d’autre système… je sais pas mais il ne bootera pas sur Mavericks pour sur.

Note : j’ai d’abord voulu faire le malin en choisissant la clé Sfott au redemarrage. mauvaise idée cela a fait qqe chose j’ai du la refaire.

Donc il faut laisser le systeme redemarrer un fois sans intervention et ne pas choisir la clé Sfott.

L’installation se passe en deux temps. Le premier se fait avant le redemarrage
etchange le boot.efi et les fichiers .plist

  • Eteignez votre Mac

5) inserez votre clé Sfott et demarrez and appuyant sur la touche option (ou alt)

  • Cette fois choisissez la clé Sfott

6) Dans la fenêtre d’installation principale,
Naviguez dans le Menu -> Utilitaires -> Terminal

7) Maintenant, quelques notes :

La clé Sfott est en lecture seule, ce n’etait pas un gros pb jusque là.
Il faut qu’elle soit en lecture écriture afin de sauvegarder les réglages, nous avons ainsi plusieurs avantages :

  • les preferences seront donc sauvegardées sur la clé de la même manière que sur le système utilisé pour créer la clé.

  • une fois ces réglages sauvegardés repatcher le Système fonctionnera. (J’ai essayé avec la clé en lecture seule mais sans succès – pour moi)

Ok, maintenant que les choses sont plus claires, dans la fenêtre du Terminal tapez :

sfott ( ou /usr/sbin/sfott si vous voulez)

8 ) Cela va d’abord passer le Volume en lecture-écriture
puis cela lancera le script sfott.

Note : Vous aurez peut-être la roue qui tourne ou un écran au ralenti le temps que le système bascule en lecture-écriture. donc pas de panique soyez un minimum patient, dans mon cas c’est après le choix de la langue que cela se ralenti et avant l’affichage des avertissements.

9) Etant donné que j’ai codé plutôt rapidement, vous devez,
AVANT d’essayer de patcher le système 10.9.2,
faire les choses suivantes :

Aller dans le menu 3) réglages et

  • Choisir l’ordinateur cible (à priori ce sera l’ordinateur indiqué sinon vous le rentrez à la main)

  • Sélectionner la version du Système (Mavericks evidement )

  • Choisir le Systeme à repatcher (celui sur lequel vous venez d’installer la 10.9.2 )

  • Eventuellement choisir la version verbose du boot.efi de Tiamo, par defaut ce sera la version graphique)

Une fois que tout ceci est fait, vous êtes prêt à patcher votre système sous 10.9.2

10) Retournez dans le menu principal et choisissez l’option 6) Re-patch systeme existant

Tout devrait être OK et vous aurez le choix de rebooter directement ou de retourner dans le menu principal.

11) redemarrez

Eventuellement pressez la touche option (alt) et choisissez votre Système.
La seconde partie et fin de l’installation va avoir lieu. Une fois terminée vous aurez votre Système opérationnel avec le boot.efi de Tiamo et les fichiers plist repatchés.

download ici

Enjoy !

Sfott.1.4.2_Macmini2,1-10.9.2

Olivier
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122 comments on “SFOTT | version 1.4.2 for 10.9.2 Update | get Mavericks back up and Running
  1. Avatar Steven Fransen says:

    Well that was fast I finally got my machine back to 10.9.1 I had to use a new version to make it work. I was using the one from Dec 2013 before and it was not working. I will have to read those steps a few times before I give it a try. Thanks again.
    Steven

  2. Avatar David Hammer says:

    GREAT WORK! Thank you so much for getting this solved so quickly. I am still in awe and very grateful for what you and Tiamo have achieved & your fast action on 10.9.2 really took away my one big worry about keeping my old faithful 2,1 up to date.

    Cheers,
    David

  3. Avatar Macanudo says:

    Bonjour,

    Je suis en 10.9.1. Admettons que je refasse une nouvelle clé (je n’avais pas réussi à utiliser une clé avant, j’avais dû utiliser une partition d’un disque externe). Alors, pour faire une nouvelle clé toute fraiche et qui cette fois devrait me servir (le bug qui m’avait empêché la dernière fois a été corrigé), j’ai juste à télécharger la 1.4.2 depuis mon Mac Pro n’est ce pas? Et suivre les étapes habituelles pour faire une clé, en espérant que cela puisse se faire depuis 10.9.1? (depuis une clé vierge je veux dire…)

    Bon j’essaierai peut être ce week end…

    Sorry I know I should write in english but I was in a hurry. If I encounter problems I’ll describe them in english so everyone can “enjoy”…

    Thanks a lot oem.

    • oem oem says:

      ha some frenchies …

      je dirais que oui que ce sois sur une clé ou une partition interne ou externe.
      d’ailleurs tu pourrais aussi faire la clé(ou disque…) à partir du Mac non supporté, du moment que tu as accès à l’installer.
      et pour ça, si tu te connectes en Ethernet ( pour la rapidité ou alors en super wifi) à ton Mac “supporté” lequel aura donc l’installeur. tu devrais pouvoir le choisir (Lynda.com – ) via le menu.

      Bien que je n’ai pas retesté avec la dernière version (released) du script la création d’une clé (les modifs entre temps ont portés sur autre chose)
      Je l’ai faite à partir d’une 10.9.1 si je ne dis pas de bêtises…

    • Avatar MANUEL PERFEITO says:

      bonjour j’ai installe sur mon mac pro 2.1 2007 10.9.1
      Comment je fais pour la mise a jour 10.9.2

  4. Avatar Steven Fransen says:

    Thanks I am back up and running again.
    Saving me from having to spent money on a new Mac Pro.
    Nothing wrong with my machine on 10.9.2 bad Apple for not fixing the problem.

  5. Avatar Neil Roberts says:

    After successfully patching my Mac Pro 1,1 using my 10.7 drive (I can see that boot.efi in both directories is updated) I’m still not able to reboot into 10.9.2.

    There are 2 items which I think may differ: The name of my volume has a space in it and it’s using a software RAID with SSDs. Do you have any idea of what I might need to do to fix it?

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Neil,

      You say you used a 10.7 drive, so you did install the Sfott pkg on it right ?
      when you say you can reboot into 10.9.2
      – Did you with 10.9 – 10.9.1 ? (I know silly question but just to be sure)
      – Does it boot right back to Lion or does it “not” boot at all and stall at grey logo or shows a forbiden signal ?

      As sherwin comment below have you tried to shutdown – then reboot the computer just to test (it’s the pb he has)

      — I don’t think space in the name could be the pb : well I’ll have to check later on my script – I did use “” for $vars so should not be a trouble , beside my script I don’t think it can be the cause.
      — Software Raid the only reason I could see is a drastic change by Apple but that would be the mess for any Macs not those just unsupported – note: I can’t be sure 100%

      So now to debug :
      the only way is the hard way if I can say :
      I’d use a spare drive/partiton (prefer spare drive – guinea Drive) install 10.9 / 10.9.1 on it. then apply the 10.9.2 and see what happens.
      I also would do that without other drives inside or PCI cards. if it boots ok well, plug back your Soft SSD first and see if you still boot on your spare drive. if not you’r fixed, if yes so we can suspect something went wrong on your system.

      Now that I write back, I remember that it is the 10.9.2 combo that was installed.

      Note that I also only select the update (or combo update) in the App Store. then I – eventually – select others updates….
      but just to say I do first System Updates then I apply others “minor” Software /security updates, even for Supported Computers.

      Last and silly did you go back in 10.7 then System Pref / startup disc => your RAID-SSD ? so you bless the system again ?

      THis is weird for sure I don’t know if I can help but all above is what I would do to figure things out.

      • Avatar Neil Roberts says:

        I installed sfott on the 10.7 drive and re-patched my system several times and tried rebooting into the 10.9.2 system. I was upgrading from 10.9.1.

        When I hold option to pick my boot partition, I can select the software raid and it will freeze for a few seconds before booting back into the 10.7 drive.

      • Avatar Neil Roberts says:

        I don’t know if it helps, but this is what I see when I boot to single user mode: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qksunnjubyx6cn8/singleuser.png

        • oem oem says:

          Hey Neil,

          Ok looking at your pic it talk about kernel cache.
          you may want to erase the kernel cache – I can’t give you the right commands right now, but as you have a valid system at hand
          you could while in 10.7 rename it (so you don’t trash it in case it does not changes anything and you can rename it back.)

          So in /System/Library/Caches you’ll have a com.apple.kext.caches folder.
          try to rename the Startup folder inside it (like startup_back) and try to reboot. you also have another folder inside labeled Directories (on the 10.6.8 I’m running right now actually – so maybe not in 10.7 – 10.8 – 10.9 ++)

          Once done reboot it will rebuild the extensions cache. Maybe can fix your trouble…

          • Avatar Neil Roberts says:

            Mac Pro 1,1 is now running 10.9.2! I downloaded the full installer on another Mac, created a boot disk from it, and ran the installer. It looks like when you run the Mavericks installer on a disk where Mavericks is already installed, it says “Repair” instead of “Install” or “Update”. I ran the repair and the system is up and running again as if nothing happened.

          • oem oem says:

            Hey Neil,
            That’s good news and good info too.

            means that the installer Key does work with 10.9 – 10.9.1 and 10.9.2 Install app.
            I think I’m going to prepare a post like tips and tricks and/or troubleshooting from a comments compilation.
            I’ve got a heavy week-end but I’ll try to do that ASAP.

            thanks for the feedback that was a good tip to know.

  6. Avatar Sherwin says:

    Great work on the update! I have a question, every time I restart my computer, it hangs on the grey Apple logo startup window. I have to power off the computer, and then power it back up for it to get to the desktop.

    It did this for the 10.9.1 patch, too. I’m running the MacPro 1,1

    Do you have any idea what might be causing the problem? Again, this happens when I try to restart my computer. I have to power it off, then power it back on for it to actually get to my desktop.

    • oem oem says:

      Hey Sherwin thx.

      This is strange indeed. As it’s the morning, I’m not 100% brain functional right now, I don’t see why. I’ll try to remember if I’ve had this kind of trouble previously on Macs and I’ll come back if so.

      If I understand well :
      10.9 : no trouble to restart
      10.9.1 : trouble to restart
      10.9.2 : trouble to restart

      Again I’d clone the system on a spare drive and boot on it, go in System pref / Startup Disc / choose the spare.
      then I’d see if this changes anything. if not I’d wipe the spare drive then try to install 10.9 and update it and see if it changes anything….
      As said to Neil above, the hard way it is but in my experience it is sometimes faster to do that way than trying tons of manipulations on the pb (software or hardware) just to eliminate things.

      That’s why I also prefer for Os X clients taht are not managed with tools to as much as possible have the Users Home Dir and datas on another drive (I say drive not partition)
      if the system has trouble (soft/hard) then Users datas are not in trouble, and the other way if users drive fails System is saved. – boot in admin and restore a backup (as everybody has a backup :)
      and not to speak of tons of Music movies that would take hours to clone back just for some gig for the System…. trust me I’ve lost hours and hours in such cases :)

      Ok so, this won’t help you much on your trouble.
      I’ll let my brain finish to start, and body get some coffee and think of something that could help you better…
      cheers

  7. Avatar DJ Habett says:

    9.1 went fine but right now I’m stuck in the 9.2 updates circle
    I still have a few things to check before stating that I can’t get 1.4.2 to work for me.

    In the meantime I just want to know if there’s anything I can do to prevent this king of messages/Warnings ?

    1) osascript Adobe Version is in the place,
    Let’s Check if CS5 or less
    CS5

    2) osascript[10991:507] Error loading /Library/ScriptingAdditions/QXPScriptingAdditions.osax/Contents/MacOS/QXPScriptingAdditions: dlopen(/Library/ScriptingAdditions/QXPScriptingAdditions.osax/Contents/MacOS/QXPScriptingAdditions, 262): no suitable image found. Did find:
    /Library/ScriptingAdditions/QXPScriptingAdditions.osax/Contents/MacOS/QXPScriptingAdditions: mach-o, but wrong architecture
    osascript: OpenScripting.framework – scripting addition “/Library/ScriptingAdditions/QXPScriptingAdditions.osax” declares no loadable handlers.

    All the best (from France))

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Habbet,

      Well this was meant to “prevent” osascript bug as previous CS3 CS4 additions from adobe did bug osascript…

      Am I right to guess you’ve got Quark X Press installed ??

      if so, I’ll send you a command line, and then I’ll add another line, as this is kinda of the same bug I had with CS3.

  8. Avatar DJ Habett says:

    I also have this one, when I try to check for updates:

    Selectionner une option: 4
    Recherche de mise à jour
    la version en ligne de Sfott est: v1.3.9.7
    la version locale actuelle de Sfott est: v1.4.2
    Hello Master Still coding ?

    • oem oem says:

      Hehehe….

      just forgot to update the online file, wich I do after uploading dmg. corrected now ;)
      thx.

  9. Avatar DJ Habett says:

    Last one for now : I’vedone the 10.9.2 update but then when I try to launch sfott from the terminal, I get this error:

    line 24: [: ==: unary operator expected

    • oem oem says:

      hmmmm…

      I’ll have to check on that one….
      weird as line 24 is a comment…

      I’ll give a shot to the script on 10.9.2 and I did not do it actually

  10. Avatar DJ Habett says:

    It’s now functional under 10.9.2 as I’ve been fiddling with the scripts.

    Merci *Beaucoup* à Vous !

    • oem oem says:

      OK great !

      can you email eventually the tweaks you did…

      I guess you bypassed the osascript stuff, if you did something with the line 24 error and solved it, that would appreciated to get your solution.

      • Avatar DJ Habett says:

        Le formulaire de mail dans la section contact ne marche pas à priori depuis mon safari ((

        • oem oem says:

          grrrr

          je viens d’envoyer un email du coup..
          je checkerai ça plus tard avec un Safari plus récent que celui de mon 10.6.8 du taff.

  11. Avatar roney says:

    Tried this yesterday night. It must have booted from the wrong drive at the last step though, because after a long install I ended up with 10.9.1 — back to square one. Anyway, it got me thinking, and I wonder if the following sequence would work:

    – It’s Mac Pro 1.1 with two drives: ‘SYSTEM’ with 10.9.1/tiamo; and ‘CLONE’ which is a bootable clone (and backup) of SYSTEM
    – boot in SYSTEM
    – set startup volume to CLONE
    – go to App Store / Updates, load and run 10.9.2 updater
    -> machine should reboot automatically into CLONE after first part of update
    – download and install the SFOTT folder on CLONE (it’s already there, actually)
    – run the SFOTT script directly from CLONE, make the appropriate selections (current computer, 10.9.2, target=SYSTEM)
    ->run the re-patch on SYSTEM, exit script
    – set startup volume to SYSTEM
    – reboot
    -> machine should reboot into SYSTEM, complete the install, and reboot to 10.9.2

    Does that make sense?

    roney

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Roney,

      you should not alter the startup volume before launching the update as when rebooting it will – it may mess things up.

      If your plan is to take advantage of one the two 10.9.1 system to run SFOTT / Re-pacth Existing system (which sound clever ;) ) and then avoid the need of a USB key and the launching from Terminal of the key and all I said… then

      It’s Mac Pro 1.1 with two drives: ‘SYSTEM’ with 10.9.1/tiamo; and ‘CLONE’ which is a bootable clone (and backup) of SYSTEM

      – boot in SYSTEM

      •• DON’T Change startup volume to CLONE

      – go to App Store / Updates, load and run 10.9.2 updater

      -> machine should reboot automatically into CLONE after first part of update

      •• Well, Yes because it won’t boot from the SYSTEM after the first part but I think you should let it try first.
      •• I kinda did that (but choosed the USB key) first and it messed up my key. so I guess that it could mess BOTH systems.
      •• I think of a sort of script in PRAM or kind of that does things at boot, so if you choose your CLONE this could end like my Key did.
      •• And so, this is why I recommend to let the system reboot once, and let it “fail”
      •• Just let the SYSTEM reboot once and “fail”, as you have an other System at hand it should boot onto automatically.
      •• if not just press alt key to choose CLONE partition or USB Key.

      – download and install the SFOTT folder on CLONE (it’s already there, actually)
      •• Yes if you plan to use the CLONE instead of the USBKey install it BEFORE update.

      – run the SFOTT script directly from CLONE, make the appropriate selections (current computer, 10.9.2, target=SYSTEM)
      ->run the re-patch on SYSTEM, exit script
      •• YES

      – •• You DID NOT changed the startup volume so it is already “SYSTEM”

      – reboot

      -> Machine should reboot into SYSTEM, complete the install, and continue to 10.9.2
      •• Exactly note it won’t reboot but just continue after “part” 2 of the install….

      I’ll figure a text to suggest to use an alternative existing System or choose the USB Sfott Key. Nice suggestion.

      you should be good to go.

      • Avatar roney says:

        Ok, I gave it a shot and all went smoothly, running 10.9.2 now. Many thanks to everyone contributing tools and advice!

        Incidentally, I did have a major problem after the update that gave me a hard time to solve. I can’t tell, however, whether it had anything to do with the Mavericks hack. FWIW: I noticed that in Mail, smart mailboxes had stopped working, then the entire search in Mail, and actually all of Spotlight was dead. None of the tricks using Spotlight prefs and Terminal (mdutil) worked. Eventually, I had to yank a weird invisible file from the root of the system drive to get it back up. As I said, this may have been completely unrelated to the 10.9 upgrade.

  12. Avatar Macanudo says:

    Hi everyone.
    This is my experience; you’ll see it’s really weird.

    So I was in 10.9.1 and I tried to make a new key. Why? Because I haven’t been able to boot from a pendrive, but only from an external disc partition. I wanted to make key the right way on a USB pendrive. So I followed steps 1) to 5). And there once again the pendrive was not bootable. So I thought doing exactly the thing I’ve done before, which is to use a partition instead of a pendrive.

    In the meanwhile I made a backup of my HD system. In the process of making the key using the external partition, I turned all settings correctly and then, not really on purpose, I went to 6) Re-Patch Existing System and I did it.
    Not to long after my computer restarted in 10.9.2!!
    IT WORKED OUT!!!!
    I’M NOW ON 10.9.2

    The strange thing is that I skipped most steps, especially the Terminal trick you explained on 7) 8) 9). Beside I actually never made a key on my partition. It is just like I created a partition only to indicate it on the settings options. In fact if I compare this partition to an other, which actually contain SFOTT, it is sensibly lighter.

    This is marvelous, for now…

    Still there’s a trouble but I don’t really know if it is link to this process. Spotlight is not working cois not considering some folders, like the first two in Spotlight Preferences (applications and System Preferences).
    It annoys me. Have you any clue? Is it because I screwed something up during the update process?

    Thank you.

    • oem oem says:

      Finished work.

      I’m going back home and I’ll read carefully and edit the comment in a moment.

      rapidly, Some steps may be skipped.
      AS suggested by roney below and by you, yes a second “vaild” system can be use to Repacth the 10.9.2 updted one… easier than booting from the key.

      I did the “key steps” considering some only have “one” system at hand…

      anyway I’ll read this in the upcoming hour and come back.

      cheers

    • Avatar Craig says:

      Thanks a lot OEM and thanks too for your suggestion to re-patch. I did the same thing you did knowing what problem you ran into with Spotlight but I had to do it your way because I had a job to finish on my computer so here I am, my computer is booted and I have the same problem you do with Spotlight.

      For my own procedure, I just selected the option to re-patch as I was getting frustrated that it was taking ages to get things working again and I wasn’t having any success. It did the magic, my PC is booted but I have the spotlight problem.

      Thanks and I look forward to a fix from OEM.

  13. Avatar Benerus says:

    oem,
    We have this on a MP 1,1 right now, going to do the 10.9.2 update today.
    Anyone tried this on a macbook 2,1? Should be just like the mini.

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Benerus,

      With some reserves I think that most macbook won’t do the trick.
      I’ve not been really to date on that particular issue.
      Effectively the mini did fine.

      What’s quite sure is that coreduo won’t work at all are they are 32bit, for others core2duo it depends on the video etc.
      But as I said above I didn’t really followed those stuff.

      I’ll dig a bit more on that with the Mini2,1 just so we know “the hardware” like boards, processor, video and see what eventually matches with the macbook.

      here (http://oemden.com/?p=556#comment-186) a comment that explains it…

  14. Avatar Macanudo says:

    Thank you so much anyway.
    Now that I’ve read different experiences, I feel kind of lucky. After all it works quite well!!
    Have you any idea about my Spotlight trouble?

    Cheers

    • oem oem says:

      I’ll take a deeper look at it this week-end…
      I’ve got snippets of Spotlight command line that may help a bit.

      • Avatar Macanudo says:

        Thanks.
        Actually what is happening exactly is that spotlight doesn’t look into my System HD, which is not too much a problem as I’ve my User Home on another HD. It’s just annoying when I’m calling an application.

      • Avatar Ed Arnold says:

        Hi, and firstly, thank you for all your hard work. I too am suffering with spotlight trouble (Mac Pro 2,1). I’ve tried many different terminal commands to wipe and rebuild the index, and I can rebuild for additional drives but not my system. Applications are not launching, and the terminal command to re-enable indexing and searching fails.
        Thanks

      • Avatar Craig says:

        Thanks a lot OEM, you are a life saver. I have the same problem too. Greatly appreciate your help and looking forward to your suggestion.

    • Avatar Ed Arnold says:

      Solution (for me at least)!!!
      Forcing Spotlight to reindex using ‘sudo mdutil -E /’ and ‘sudo mdutil -i on /’ was still returning an error for me, with all volumes except my boot drive (containing applications) working fine. Also, I couldn’t manually add my boot volume to the index.

      Here’s what I did to fix it:
      Show hidden files using ‘defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE’

      Go to your unindexed volume and you’ll spot the file ‘.metadata_never_index’

      Get rid of it using terminal command ‘sudo rm -f /Volumes/*yourvolume*/.metadata_never_index’

      (You need to replace *yourvolume* with e.g. /Macintosh HD/ of course)

      Hide hidden files again: ‘defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FLASE’

      Reboot and wait for spotlight to index the volume, and BOOM!

      Hope it works for you as well.

      • oem oem says:

        Hello Ed,

        Was on long week-end… with lots of comments about Spotlight.

        Reading your comment and the command ‘sudo rm -f /Volumes/*yourvolume*/.metadata_never_index’ pointed me to a clue.
        I do create the invisible file .metadata_never_index on some steps.

        I’ve made a little change and I’ll test it tomorrow morning on my test System.

        Note : you don’t need to have the Finder to show invisble files to get rid of this file.

        I continue on reading comment then I’ll warn on a New post.

        cheers.

    • Avatar roney says:

      My Spotlight also went crazy after the update. Specifically, it was disabled on the system volume and no way to turn it on. I finally found a solution here:

      http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/24401/spotlight-reports-indexing-and-searching-disabled-in-lion

      With invisible files made visible, I deleted a file called ‘.metadata_never_index’ at the root level, then enabled Spotlight with ‘sudo mdutil -i on /’. Took a couple of hours to reindex, now everything is back to normal. Not sure if this is applicable to your case.

  15. Avatar dnlbrv says:

    Hallo,
    Amazing!! Mavericks 10.9.2 run in a Mac Pro 1,1. Thanxs a lot!!

    Only one problem, the computer don’t go to sleep. Any suggestion?
    Thanxs.

  16. Avatar dnlbrv says:

    Problem solved! Thanxs again!

    • Avatar Ron says:

      How did you get sleep working?

      • oem oem says:

        Hello Ron,

        Can’t tell you as I don’t daily use an Unsupported Mac with Tiamo’s boot.efi.

        I usually only test that the install goes fine on my MacMini2,1 an the MacPro1,1 when I get a chance to test on it.
        I won’t be much help dealing with sleep or kext – the after part I would say. It is a big deal with (too) many configurations I can’t really test on my own.
        I’d say Macrumors would be the best place to dig infos.

  17. Avatar Bret says:

    I’m running a MacPro 1,1 with 10.7.5. I installed scott 1.4.2 into utilities. Then ran it and did all the options in terminal and chose a Mavericks 10.9.2 installer which I had downloaded from my iMac and placed into my Apps folder. Can’t download a mavericks installer on my 1,1 of course. sfott did whatever it does (make a key?) onto my USB stick which now comes up as SFOTT.

    Then your instructions just end. What next? I’m guessing that you run the Mavericks installer off the USB stick? But now, after running the installer on the stick, I press continue, and I just get an error saying “Could not find installation information for this machine. Contact AppleCare.” What the heck?

    If I try to run the installer in my apps folder, it just says it can’t be installed on this machine. Which is expected.

    How to get rid of this error? Am I doing this right?

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Bret,

      you must boot from the key to get install done…

      launching installer from your Desktop won’t work.

  18. Avatar Mac User says:

    Updated to 10.9.2 and still can’t get iMessage running :( am I doing something wrong is iMessage working for others? What can I do to get it running. Or could it be a bug??

    -Thanks

    • oem oem says:

      Hello,

      Usually this is a Recovery (non existence) issue. If you do have a Recovery Partition well… I don’t know for now.

  19. Avatar Richard says:

    After the success of the update, Spotlight is broken.

    sudo mdutil -vs /
    /:
    Indexing and searching disabled.

    sudo mdutil -i /
    Error: unexpected indexing state (/)

    I try to repair permission, delete cache.

    Problem persist with spotlight :(

    P.S. One other problem that was solve by repair permission and or delete cache was sudo execute without asking for password

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Richard

      This is most likely a bug from me – did code a big too quickly and did not notice the bug before “others” do…

      look at here : http://oemden.com/?p=815, or read previous comments especialy the one from Ed.
      you don’t have to make invisible files visible to get rid of the file ‘.metadata_never_index’

    • Avatar Craig says:

      Simply reboot the system after deleting the mertadata file and running that terminal command.

      Worked for me.

  20. Avatar Maverick says:

    Hi. Thanks for the work. I am so glad to be able to keep my Mac Pro… On the step that you mentioned to

    2) Install it on your computer and install it on the Sfott key too (simpler – well more Mac friendly than from the script itself)

    Am I repatching the Key that I had to install the 10.9.1 to begin with, or do I need to create a fresh one?

    • oem oem says:

      Hello,

      this is just so the script gets updated on the key and so you can patch your System with the key booted.
      If you only have one system at hand, this would be the way to go. if you have another system at hand like a clone or a 10.7, then you can run the script from that partition if you like.

      To answer the question you don’t need to recreate the whole key, just update the script on it and you’re good to go.
      Please note that 1.4.2 have a bug with spotlight.
      take a look here : http://oemden.com/?p=815

      or get the 1.4.3 version of script. should be online in some minutes.

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