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 Frank says:

    when i choose installer it finds it but then only gives the #1 option to abort mavericks

  2. Avatar Maverick says:

    I did make a bootable clone of my 10.9.1 into an external HD (after Sfott 1.4.2 was installed to the original HD).

    Would it be the easier for me to:
    1. install 1.4.3 to my original boot disk of 10.9.1 osx
    2. create a bootable clone of the hd to external drive
    3. update the system 10.9.2 via system update
    4. let that reboot by itself (should I have the clone ext hd attached at the time of reboot? will that automatically boot to my clone as my original HD is not ready (not patched) for boot up yet?)
    5. boot into the clone and perform patching to the original HD.

    Did I miss anything?

    I will wait for the 1.4.3. Thanks again.

  3. oem oem says:

    Just to say That I did update the script (1.4.3) and remove a bit of code.

    So if this was the culprit (I really really think so – 99,99% – , but I have to test tomorrow to check it and be 100% sure) then no more “invisible Spotlight killer file”.

    http://oemden.com/?p=828

    cheers

  4. Avatar Robert says:

    I have created a Mavericks 10.9.2 key (PNY 8GB) for my Mac Pro (2006 1,1 updated to 2,1 with 10.6.8). Unfortunately, the USB key simply doesn’t appear as a startup disk option using either the preferences pane or the Option boot menu. This occurs regardless of which USB port I plug the key into. Is there a step missing needed to get the USB key to be bootable?

    Thanks for the great work! I’m hoping to get this old MP back on track so I can avoid replacing a perfectly fine system!

    Robert

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Robert,

      I know that for I don’t know, what reason ?!!? some USB keys just don’t show…
      I on my Guinea Macpro1,1 must plug the USB Guinea Hard Disc in the front Panel, if I plug it on the Back Panel it just does not show up. same occurs for the Keyboard/mouse. must be on the front panel.

      Hopelfully in my case Rear USB panel works and the Key shows up.

      Some other have been ‘forced’ to use an internal Partition / or drive to make the key as it was a no go with there USB key just like you.

      So I’d say you should give a try if you can on either just another Key or a partition Volume internal…

      FYI : I do make My test a on PNY USB key (ultra mini thin one) of 16Gb

  5. Avatar &e says:

    I made the mistake of updating to 10.9.2 via the App Store before I realized I was on my MacPro 1,1 instead of my Macbook Pro. Short answer; it didn’t work. Installed successfully, just can’t boot.

    Tried replacing the new boot file with the Tiamo version; wasn’t surprised, that did work.

    Came back to the source (here) and tried to do the patch – skipping the install of 10.9.2 – since that was already preformed. That didn’t work either. Boots off the SFOTT disk but just wants to install Mavericks from there.

    Now, unless there’s another avenue to work around this, I’m thinking I need to revert to a backup running 10.9.1 and restart the process in the order listed above.

    • oem oem says:

      Hey,

      Download latest 1.4.3 SFOTT script from the main page and install it on your key and/or your laptop.
      you can either start your MacPro1,1 in target mode, plug it in your macbook then form here patch it again.
      or simply (after installing SFOTT on the key to update the script – no need to make the key again for now) boot from the key.

      If you boot from the key, follow instructions here : http://oemden.com/?p=791 if you do it ni target mode from your mbp then start at step 9)… rematch.

      you should be able to re-patch your existing 10.9.2 System with Tiamo’s boot.efi again.
      then round two of the install will continue and finish by logging you in back again….

      I don’t see why you could not boot again after patching. there are some privileges on the boot.efi (it is most likely the /usr one that is modified)

      If that’s what you already have done, then yep I think you should install “again” 10.9.1, run the install, let it boot and fail, reboot from the key, re-patch, reboot and let the final steps of 10.9.2 update and you normally should be good to go.

      You could also remake a key from the 10.9.2 installer downloaded from you MacBookPro. I did not tried it yet but one did (in the comments) if I’m not wrong.

      I would first give a try to re-patch again before going back to 10.9.1…. either from the key or via target mode…

  6. Avatar Felix says:

    Hi Oem,
    first of all thank u both, Tiamo and u for the hard work and make us much longer and easier our Macpro lifes.

    I just want to make u 2 questions:

    1) Is it possible to install Mavericks 10.9.2 in Snow Leopard using SFOTT 1.4.2 without have installed previously Mavericks 10.9.1?

    2) I really want to try and install Mavericks using your patch but I am worried about how my Macpro 1.1 2×2.66 / 13GB RAM / ATI Radeon HD 5770 performance will be. I am a motion graphics designer, and the main software that I use are After Effects and Cinema 4D. Do you think should I install Mavericks? Any advantage or disadvantage in perfomance?

    Thanks in advance!

    • oem oem says:

      Hi Felix,

      1) It should be. I do code some parts in 10.6.8 during lunch time at work…. and did most of the creation key processes on that system.

      Concerning 10.9.2 it should work but I do have tested the Key creation in deep with the installer yet.

      Some have had troubles, but other have succeeded. I must try myself to give a positive feedback. I’ve downloaded the 10.9.2 installer this morning to create a new from that installer. I should have time to do this and I’ll test today.

      2) I can’t give you ultra valid feedback about graphic cards.
      still I did a little search and here are relevant posts concerning the 5770 card

      http://oemden.com/?p=556#comment-25

      http://oemden.com/?p=589#comment-32

      http://oemden.com/?p=556#comment-52

      and a mini thread from here
      http://oemden.com/?page_id=585#comment-162
      http://oemden.com/?page_id=585#comment-169
      http://oemden.com/?page_id=585#comment-170
      to
      http://oemden.com/?page_id=585#comment-171

      so it seems yes it should go.

      I’d recommend as I always do, to first try on a dedicated GUINEA Volume/System, then if all is OK move for real. but I would not attempt it on my “production” system.

      my best

      • Avatar Felix says:

        Many thanks for your quick response yesterday.

        Just for telling u the installation process ran very smoothly ;)

        After I created the key using Sfott 1.4.3, I rebooted from it, I formatted and renamed the target disk for Mavericks 10.9.2 from the installer. And after 20 min aprox everything was done, you are a legend!

        The only issue I saw at the moment was I couldnt desactivate Bluetooth, but after restart again it was indeed off, such a mystery.

        In terms of perfomance I couldnt install yet any pro software or make a benchmark test but when I do I will let you know. But just running the system takes nearly 2 GB more of RAM Memory.

        So following your advices I think I am going to keep two different systems, SnowLeopard and Mavericks, one for working and one for procrastinating. But I still must to find the right way to synchronise both systems in terms of Agenda, iCal… because my experience with iCloud was bad two years ago (maybe now they improved it)

        Well Oen, thanks again for such a great work and help.

        All the best.

        • oem oem says:

          Hey Felix

          Glad you work it out.

          I know iCloud sometimes isn’t perfect, but I’ m on it since @mac.com (meaning before iCloud, me.com, etc…) and never had issues.
          The only thing is always do a Backup from Menus before the first Sync on each “device/computer”.
          The Main reason I use it is for the sync of contacts/calendars/agendas and find my iphone of course.

          So you could give a try. it will be a bit more painful in the snowleo Side as me.com if OFF now. but doable I think.

          My best

  7. Avatar weirdbeardmt says:

    Hi oem.

    Just wanted to say that on my Mac 1,1 (2 x 2,66, 256gb SSD as primary, and 2x2TB in RAID as secondary storage, 14gb RAM, standard graphics card) your script worked perfectly to get 10.9 installed (by way of upgrade from 10.6.8). I hit the problem with 10.9.2 but again, your script fixed this for me no problems.

    The only issues I’ve encountered so far are:

    1) Poor graphics performance in Safari and Chrome. I’m not too worried about this as the machine is really only a virtual host and file server. May upgrade the graphics card at some point anyway.

    2) The main issue is that now the system won’t sleep. The screen goes black, but never actually sleeps. Have you experienced this?

    Thanks…

    • oem oem says:

      Hi,

      So,
      that’s great the script was useful :) always nice to hear it.

      For the 1) point :
      you’re right, at sometime you may want to consider a new graphic card.
      The trigger event for me would be when you’d like to take control via ARD via Internet….
      but it’s mostly the connection that plays a role, anyway poor graphic is less painful for a server as you intend it to be.

      for the 2) point :
      I’ve not much experience on that, the Guinea mini is on Lion most of the time… and the Macpro1,1 also as it is a computer @work and I don’t have “power” on it.
      I mostly do tests during lunch time on it.
      could be related to videocard or some bluetooth. I’d go in system profiler => report to see what is “not” recognised to get clues on it.

  8. Avatar Simon says:

    I just tried this to fix my broken 10.9.2 update but in my case the SFOTT installer previously created for Mavericks didn’t have curl or wget or anything like that (it DID have most other commands), so I had to append my actual drive bin folder to the path variable so that your script could use them (otherwise the download / unzip etc fails).

    Why would a standard SFOTT key (from a Mavericks installer) not have the relevant commands in like curl or wget?

    I’m up and running now but I’d ideally like my SFOTT key to be fixed for next time.

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Simon,

      You are right, curl is actually not copied by the script as I … simply forgot to do so – I missed that (obvious) one but not the ditto called in the same function !.
      In fact the BaseSystem.dmg is ultra “basic” system and most tools used in the script are not on it, that’s why they are copied in some steps when creating the key.
      I’ll add curl for sure as you pointed it. Sorry for that.
      Concerning, wget, it is simply not available on Os X releases…
      Glad you figure out to copy it and have 10.9.2 running.

      Thanks for the report. This is indeed a very good point !

      Please note (but I’ve got to check further) that all shouls be in the /tmp/SixtyFourOnThirtyTwo folder on the key (the boot.efi) avoiding the need to download stuff.
      Either it did not “see them” on the tmp working folder (so I’ve got to check the script) or the folder and its content were not copied (so again I’ve got to check the script)

      I’ll check this out and publish a new release ASAP…

      Cheers

  9. Avatar SGBae says:

    Hi oem.

    My Mac have 2,1 (2 x 3Ghz,14Gb RAM, X1900-XT 256M Original Card).
    I get new Mac after upgrading Lion with SFOTT.
    Otherwise, Problem is revealed. It is that new OS detect graphic card memory to 6Mb, so machine is slow.
    Should I have What to do?

    OS 10.9.2succesed wanted to upgrade SFOTT | version 1.4.2 for 10.9.2 Update

    your script worked perfectly to get 10.9 installed (by way of upgrade from 10.6.8). I hit the problem with 10.9.2 but again, your script fixed this for me no problems.

    The only issues I’ve encountered so far are:

    1) Poor graphics performance in Safari and Chrome. I’m not too worried about this as the machine is really only a virtual host and file server. May upgrade the graphics card at some point anyway.

    2) The main issue is that now the system won’t sleep. The screen goes black, but never actually sleeps. Have you experienced this?

    Thanks…

    • oem oem says:

      Hello SGBae,

      Glad the script worked for you for 10.9 and 10.9.2

      for 1) I’m don’t know if it was you but someone else did the same setup.

      The only trouble I could see concerning graphics could be ARD connections. If over LAN connection it could do it, but over a WAN connection then it could be a bit more laggy.

      Concerning 2) I know others have had troubles too. if you plan to use it as a server then this should not be a trouble, I’ve not really had opportunity to go on hard testing as I can not play much with the guinea MacPro1,1 on which I try the script and install.

  10. Avatar SGBae says:

    Hi oem.

    My Mac have 2,1 (2 x 3Ghz,14Gb RAM, X1900-XT 256M Original Card).
    I get new Mac after upgrading Lion with SFOTT.
    Otherwise, Problem is revealed. It is that new OS detect graphic card memory to 6Mb, so machine is slow.
    Should I have hat to do?

    Thank you..

    • oem oem says:

      Hey

      I’m not fluent enough to understand the phrase “Should I have hat to do” ? :-)

      Concerning your graphic card and the 6mb detected, well this surely means you may have to get a compatible Mavericks graphic card if you really want to use graphic card…

  11. Avatar Shawn Goodin says:

    Hi oem,

    Any clues on how to create a recovery partition on a Mac Pro 1.1? When I tried one of those other tools, it died while trying to locate mach_kernel. I used the SFOTT thumb drive as the source for this tool (Recovery Partition 3.7).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks for a great script!

    Shawn

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Shawn,

      I’m not too late for my Recovery Utility I’ve over giga late. I did not code much (at all) last month.
      I’ve got to go back on coding for this, I’ve got many ideas so I’ve got many Tests to do.
      and I’ll be carefull for the mach_kernel you’re trouble your pointing…

      that being said, hmm don’t have much solution until I release either included or as another tool My recovery Stuff…

      I’ll let you know, May will be a coding month as I’ll have free time.

  12. Avatar PedroF says:

    Hi Oem

    Jus did yesterday the final installation on my Mac pro 1.1 2.66 and it works perfectly.

    So far the only thing that I can’t figure out to put working is the imessages that is not able to register with my icloud id. (already try most of the solutions on google search…)

    Another strange thing is I lost the configuration on my Graphic board (Sapphire Radeon HD 5770) display as Radeon 5000 and can’t make the mac to recognize the correct model (install the os with the original board and then change it to the 5770, etc

    Any suggestion?

    Congratulation for your amazing work.

    Pedro

    • oem oem says:

      Hi Pedro,

      – iMessage is somtimes due to Recovery Partition. do you have one ?

      – Another comment suggested that the account must have a valid CB….

      – here is another hint : http://krypted.com/mac-os-x/facetime-failing-in-os-x-mavericks-10-9-with-the-server-encountered-an-error-verifying-registration/

      For the Graphic Card, I’ve not dug at all on this yet….
      I do have the same card on my guinea MacPro1,1 but I have not checked what is says for the card.
      I do not have the patched Mavericks with me so I can’t try to check….

      I’d buy a compatible graphic card to get a real accelerated video and be able to use Mavericks in good conditions.

      • Avatar PedroF says:

        Hi Oem

        Regarding the messages, it worked, I had a credit card there and i changed to another one and it worked. But as soon I remove the credit card info it returns to inactive… well it’s apple doing their business…

        Regarding the graphic card, I don’t know but since it´s working I will worry about that later on…

        Thanks a lot for your help

        • oem oem says:

          Hi Pedro,

          thx for the feedback here.
          OK so this confirms the first comment I’ve got on this. Need a CB to get iMessages working !

          Enjoy your Mavericks Mac

          cheers

          • Avatar Ensure says:

            May I ask what is “CB”?

          • oem oem says:

            Haha !

            LOL well I’m french, and even if I try to do, write and speak a good english I sometimes forgot basics ;)

            So, CB is “Carte Bleue” meaing literally “Blue Card” and simply “Credit Card” !

            In other english words you need a valid Credit Card.

  13. Avatar Jeroen says:

    I want to update my Mac Pro 1.1 from 10.6.8 to 10.9.2. So I followed the steps from this video;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF05shc-e2E

    But when I boot from the key the gray applelogo appears with the spinning wheel for more then half an hour. Must I wait longer?

    Or must I change the Tiamo’s boot.efi mode to verbose?

    Thank you..

    • oem oem says:

      Hi Jeroen,

      Ok so you have trouble. I did create a Key from a 10.6.8 System so this should not be the cause.

      It seems from my experience that your USB stick is somehow failing. I’ve had this trouble too.

      Try to change the port from front to back panel if you used the front panel to plug the Stick.
      Also even If I’ve let the step by step menu you’d better use the auto run.

      You also should use the Dummy option (in extra Menu) to create a dummy key. This will save you lots of time by avoiding the copy of all the pkgs…
      If you reach the installer screen once booted from the dummy key then reboot, relaucnh the script and convert the dummy key to real key.

      If you still have trouble, I’d suggest using an internal disc and/or Partition as it has saved many and allowed them to go on installation with failing USB keys.

      Also you really should use a spare disc to install Mavericks. fresh install is always recommended and never ever use that on your existing System.
      Of course you DO HAVE a Clone/backup of your existing system anyway, right ?.
      remember that we’re dealing with your files here….

      I should make some videos too, has this one does not show all late possibilities and options (like the dummy Key) I’ve added since it has been aired on youtube.

  14. Avatar MP says:

    Thanks again for the help!! OK so (I haven’t read every post.. but a lot of them) and I’m still struggling. I have a Mac Pro 1.1 that got updated by our office assistant (not knowing it got hacked to run mavericks.. so we can run FCPX).

    I have a Mac Pro 4.1 that I moved the HDD (from the 1.1) to and it finished the installer thinking that might do the trick.. didn’t work.. just got blinking folder ?. So I ran the 1.1 HDD off the 4.1, replaced the Boot.efi again in both places (usr & CoreServices) and ran the updated utility Terminal Apple Script from my Pro 4.1 and replaced the plist that it created with my Board ID. Tried to reboot in the 1.1, nothing but a ? again. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks again!

    • oem oem says:

      Hi,

      Not sure I got all you did but from what I understand :

      if you have a functionnal MacPro4,1 :
      Plug the “1,1 HDD” onto it (via USB, FireWire, or internal).

      Launch the Sfott script from your working MacPro4,1 System.

      in Settings :
      – Choose the HDD1,1 Disc as the target Existing System to “re-Patch”

      – Enter correct board-id and Model for MacPro1,1 you’ll have to do it manually as you’re on a Macpro4,1.
      here the correct info for Macpro1,1
      BoardIDMP11: Mac-F4208DC8
      ModelMP11: MacPro1,1

      – Choose the Target Os Version “Mavericks” (should not be needed though)

      Then go on and choose Repatch Exsiting System.

      Your HDD1,1 should now be “re-Patched”.

      Put it back on your MacPro1,1 and reboot.

      You should now be booting fine…

  15. Avatar Tony Chicago says:

    Hi all, so I’ve read all threads, watched youtube instructions, and obtained the correct hardware and am about to do this to my MacPro 1,1. One question which I hope hasn’t been answered…

    Do I first have to find a 10.9.1 Mavericks image to install with THEN upgrade to 10.9.2? OR can I go straight from 10.7.5 to 10.9.2 using the tools provided?

    The reason I ask is because since I’m just now trying this, the only version available from the App store to download is 10.9.2.

    Thanks for all your hard work, we really appreciate it!

    System:
    macpro 1,1 on 10.7.5 – 2×2.66 dual core xeon
    5gb RAM – 120 GB SSD as primary – 16gb flash drive
    nvidia 7300GT AND nvidia 8800GT (for use once mavericks is installed)

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Tony,

      you can go on with 10.9.2 directly. It will save you the hassle of the 10.9.2 update “breaking out the tiamo boot.efi trick” and the need to repatch the existing system for the update to run and finish fine.
      So just go on with 10.9.2 from start and you’ll be good to go.

      From what I read of your config, you should be good. I’ve got less processor, but same NVIDIA 7300GT and it went fine.
      I also have more RAM but that should not matter. One point though on RAM : 5GB is “weird” as you should have paired RAM.

      Ok writing it just shows me I’m stupid you surely have like 4x1G + 2x 512M – or 2×2 + 2×512 !!!
      if you do have paired RAM then don’t worry on my stupid note, but If you don’t have paired RAM I’d stick to Paired RAM at least for the Install itself.

      Last note : for your 16 Gb – you could firstly make two partitions on it 2x8Gb so you can also use 8Gb as a flash drive… this should not cause any trouble.

      Enjoy !
      Don’t hesitate to report back your success / failure (but you won’t fail ;) )

      Cheers

      Oliver

      • Avatar Tony Chicago says:

        Reporting Success:
        Hey Oliver just wanted to let you know I did it last night with the above specs and it worked flawlessly with NO hiccups. I think what really helped me was watching along with the youtube video that someone posted(?) on how to use your tool and again everything worked as designed.

        Note about the video card: For those who HAVENT gotten a new card yet; the upgrade will actually work, you will be able to boot into OXS however when you open certain apps / videos / etc the screen goes black and pixelates so for 9 out of 10 reasons people use a mac, you will need to upgrade.

        Oliver my question to you or just a gen question to everyone: If I get the 8800GT do i HAVE to get the Mac version? and if I don’t get the mac version do I then have to use nvidia flash to change the firmware or will apple figure out the drivers on its own? (I’m aware of the issue where I won’t get a boot logo regardless which I”m fine with).

        Thanks again Oliver for your help, great tool and worked great the FIRST time around.

        • oem oem says:

          Hey Tony,

          That was fast ! glad you made it first shot :-)

          Concerning your question about the 8800GT I think you can go on whatever the version with Mavericks. But you’d better check out first here:
          http://oemden.com/?page_id=585 in the comments at the end. or here http://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/1rsp3q/install_mavericks_on_older_mac_pro_11_21_20062007/

          It seems some did it successfully but I’d read on to be sure. concerning Mac version I’m quite sure it’s ok, concerning “PC” version I think it’s good too but you would not have the boot screen and ail have video feedback once booted (meaning keep the original Card at hand in case you have to troubleshoot issues… so you do have boot video feedback. once all is ok, then (some) PC video card are working and 8800 is appearing to be one of them.

  16. Avatar Beau says:

    Hi i followed your instructions but ended up back on 10.9.1 i dont know what to do?!

  17. Avatar Tony Chicago says:

    anyone tried going from to the new 10,9,3 from 10,9,2 on their Mac Pro 1.1?

  18. Avatar Vic says:

    Hi Oliver,
    I am trying to install 10.9.2 on my MacPro1,1 with the firmware upgraded to 2,1. the board_id is Mac-F4208DC8, 4GB of RAM, currently running 10.6.8.
    After creating a USB key the system does not show the USB drive in the boot choices. I created a key on a spare SATA drive and it is appearing as a boot device, but when I try to boot from it the machine just hangs unresponsive. Do I need to install Mavericks on the spare drive using my Macbook Pro?

    Please let me know if it is possible to work around this problem.

    Thank you,

    Vic

    • oem oem says:

      Hi Vic,

      So, with 10.6.8 the USB drive won’t show up in Pref pane. And it “should” show up as is, in late 10.7 and +
      ( I’ve been working on this trying to figure what actions to add. So far I’ve succeeded making it appear in 10.6.8 I have to include this in the script now.
      I still have to test a bit as I’ve been using two different methods.. and have to be sure only one is needed.. lot of testing to come.)

      Now, concerning the “not showing up issue”, are you talking of the Preferences pane or boot manager (aka when holding the alt-option key at boot ) ?
      if pref pane, well this is the behavior I started my preply with.
      If it is when using the alt-option key (that it is not showing) well : USB gives issues for sure. either it is ok first shot or it is troublesome. I don’t know what is causing such behaviour.
      the Key USB controller ? autopower. sometimes switching USB slot do the trick sometimes not. it depends I myself have had such issues.

      Now if you have a spare SAT that will be the best choice (considering USB issue you do have)

      But if you still have trouble, and considering the late answers I gave in comments lately I’d go for the video.
      What graphic card do you have ?

      One thing is sure, MacPro1,1 & MacPro2,1 should be the easiest to get Mavericks on with Tiamo’s boot.efi as many can be added or removed.

      I also would remove any third party hardware if possible to get started and add them back when Mavericks is up and running.

      • Avatar Vic says:

        Thank you, Oliver! The problem was related to that particular Mac Pro. I was able to install Mavericks on another one with no problem at all. I will replace the video card on the faulty one and see see what happens.
        Thanks again for your work.


        Vic

        • oem oem says:

          Hi Vic,

          Ok good to know that, don’t hesitate to report back.

          cheers

          • Avatar Vic says:

            After replacing the original video card with ATI Radeon 5770 the installation went smoothly.
            Thanks!


            Vic

  19. Avatar Joe says:

    Hello All,

    iMessage and FaceTime stopped working when i deleted my user account. (I had other problem, i couldn’t make screenshot, this problem solved, but since i did this my FaceTime and iMessage doesn’t working. It say call apple support, blah, blah… I tried to reinstall mavericks 10.9, same as 10.9.x. I have recovery partition, etc… blacklisted my mp 2,1? I tried this: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1635984
    I used mp serial, but i tried my macbook pro serial, whatever, same effect: Nothing.

    Any idea guys?

    Thank you :)

    • oem oem says:

      HeyJoe,

      But you must have a recovery Partition for iMessage and FaceTime to work.

      Usually the iCloud account needs a valid Credit card.

  20. Avatar Namek says:

    Thank you for your software! Just to report back: installed 10.9 and then 10.9.3 combo update, then re-patched. All works.

    I have Macmini2,1 so as you noted there is no wifi. Ethernet works. I tried some kexts for wifi but the only result I could get was to list wifi networks but when I want to connect – error appears. GMA950 is glitching too. Got any ideas?

    • oem oem says:

      Hi Namek,

      thanks to report back.

      unless changing the wifi card you “won’t make it”… I have one in a mbpro 17″ which has died I’ll try to see if I can swap it into the mni and see what happens then.
      For the video, you wont have good video for sure… the mini would mostly be useful for file sharing or some non graphic tasks…

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