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Installing OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) on T60

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Installing OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) on T60

#1 Post by RistoE » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:54 pm

Install on the way. Lets see how it goes.
This T60 is C2D7200 with Intel graphics and 2*2GB memory.

I'm following this guide:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/374-unibeast- ... ed-pc.html

I already had 10.6.8 installed so starting is easy. Using 32GB USB stick.
Findings so far:
- Unibeast can not operate on large partitions so I had to set 4 partitions (8GB)
- First start from USB install stick did not progress from "choose language" screen. Everything seemed to be fine but it did not take any selection.
- Second start with "-x" started fine but I needed external mouse now.
- Installing now: "Time remaining: About 23 minutes" but I belive it will take much more...
- Progress bar on end and "Time remaining: Less than a minute", usb blinking slowly. Not using hd, not sure what is going on...
- Finally: "The installation is complete", hd spinning now. Still doing something.
- Installer Log has 637 rows of which 368 are some kind of errors but only 7 of them after the "PackageKit: ----- End install -----"
- hd light is still red all the time. I asked it to boot from the top menu.
- booting OSX 10.9.0 for the first time and without any flags.
- "Welcome" screen!
- "How Do You Connect?" has Wi-Fi network grayed. This needs to be fixed.
- "Setting Up Your Mac..."
- On desktop now. During installation and boot I was able to use kaybord but now it is saying "Bluetooth Keyboard Setup" "There isn't keyboard connected." But still it seems the keyboard works.
- This far this was very easy :D

- Trackpoing works! I did not expect that
- Screen backlight can be adjusted. This did not work on my 10.6
- Seems it did not like about multibeast, said it is from "unknow programmer" or something... ...ok, seems this is normal and I need to follow the instructions...

Will report more after some playing and sleep!

- Multibeast works after changing security settings and setting USB as first boot device in BIOS.
- VoodooHDA v2.8.4 (from Multibeast) fixed audio
- Intel - hnak's AppleIntelE1000e v2.5.4d (from Multibeast) fixed wired internet
- I have AR5212 wlan, need Maverics compatible kext for that now... should be possible:
1)http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/ ... s-problem/
2)But I'm going to add 168c:1014 type into a copied IO80211Family.kext. Reading that simple injection still works in Mavericks. Example: http://www.osx86.net/files/file/198-ar9 ... 9-13a476u/ Info: http://infinitemac.com/f36/snow-leopard ... rev-t4840/
- Bluetooth keyboard setup window kept coming up. Easy fix was in advanced settings under bluetooth in System Preferences.
- Need to look at hibernation, seeing "Header real size 200 Incorrect image signature" message during boot. This should help: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/ ... al-memory/
- There are some kind of lock ups which I did not see before before. Now installing Mavericks to another partition so I can compare. There was no need to start installation with "-x" flag. I needed the press space bar couple of time when osx was waiting for bluetooth devices and I was able to start the Installation. Installation took 59 minutes.

- These "lock ups" are some kind of short "sleeps" or something. They e.g. cut download of a web page or if you write something, the first letters come but the rest are in somekind of buffer. What is funny the buffer gets to screen when i press mouse key. I don't continue with any other settings before I solve the cause (probably something trival but I need info).

- I'm reading that Intel integrated graphics (GMA950) is not supported. The has been a hack for 10.8 but not for 10.9, at least at the moments.
- I will move the hard drive to Thinkpad T400 and continue on that. However, I already know that there is no fix/kext for my wlan card (Intel 5100). Anyway...

- Now I'm reading that old 64bit GMA950 kext from 10.6.2 works so I have to try again: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread. ... 09&page=17
600E (P3-850Mhz), 3*T60 (3*T7200), T400 (8600Mhz/8GB/SSD120GB), T420 (4180-CA3 with Samsung 850 mSATA 250GB)

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Re: Installing OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) on T60

#2 Post by wtztony » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:06 am


Would you please show me some hint 64bit GMA945 kext for T60?

I follow you step to move my T60 C2D to Mavericks with myhack.app, but when I open Safari or dmg, the screen

often become transparent and shrink, I lost control of it.


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