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Install Guide : Intel Haswell NUC Core i5 (D54250WYK) V2 (Mavericks)

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Broadcom BCM943224HMS device id fix?

Thanks WonkeyDonkey for this amazing tutorial! I followed it last weekend and got my NUC running smoothly. I stayed with Mavericks, as I've experienced major freeze issues with Yosemite on my other (MUCH more compatible) systems, which were miraculously cured by going back to Mavericks.

I have a two-part question though:

First, has anyone experienced issues with their ethernet port? Mine stops working intermittently, on one boot it'll work, the next one it won't. My NUC is dual-boot, and under windows I get "device cannot start error 10" with an exclamation mark in device manager, while in Mavericks it is simply "disconnected".
I am really not sure when it started, but I suspect it was when I updated the BIOS to v. 38 prior to this install. I have since tried downgrading to 37, 35, 28, back to 37 - no difference. It was working perfectly for several months before this change. I do not rule out hardware failure though.

So I figured, whatever, as long as I get a compatible wifi adapter, which brings us to Part 2:

I made the mistake of purchasing the Broadcom BCM943224HMS, which was mentioned in several posts as fully supported. Well, Mavericks doesn't recognize it, and further digging around I found mentions of something called "device id fix" in relation to a Probook laptop, which I am not sure applies here. What is it, and how do I do it? Should I just buy a natively supported card?

Thank you in advance.

My hardware:
D54250WYKH
G. Skill Ripjaws F3-2133C11D-8GRSL
Mushkin Enhanced Atlas MKNSSDAT120GB-V mSata ssd
Broadcom BCM943224HMS half-size (Dell DW 1520) wifi


P.S. Something I wanted to mention for those who may experience what I did during the install. It may be due to my RAM being 2133, but I couldn't get past the flags in Step 7, getting the "freed zone" panic regardless of maxmem setting, so I simply tried -x without any other flags and it worked like a charm.
 

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Thanks WonkeyDonkey for this amazing tutorial! I followed it last weekend and got my NUC running smoothly. I stayed with Mavericks, as I've experienced major freeze issues with Yosemite on my other (MUCH more compatible) systems, which were miraculously cured by going back to Mavericks.

I have a two-part question though:

First, has anyone experienced issues with their ethernet port? Mine stops working intermittently, on one boot it'll work, the next one it won't. My NUC is dual-boot, and under windows I get "device cannot start error 10" with an exclamation mark in device manager, while in Mavericks it is simply "disconnected".
I am really not sure when it started, but I suspect it was when I updated the BIOS to v. 38 prior to this install. I have since tried downgrading to 37, 35, 28, back to 37 - no difference. It was working perfectly for several months before this change. I do not rule out hardware failure though.

So I figured, whatever, as long as I get a compatible wifi adapter, which brings us to Part 2:

I made the mistake of purchasing the Broadcom BCM943224HMS, which was mentioned in several posts as fully supported. Well, Mavericks doesn't recognize it, and further digging around I found mentions of something called "device id fix" in relation to a Probook laptop, which I am not sure applies here. What is it, and how do I do it? Should I just buy a natively supported card?

Thank you in advance.

My hardware:
D54250WYKH
G. Skill Ripjaws F3-2133C11D-8GRSL
Mushkin Enhanced Atlas MKNSSDAT120GB-V mSata ssd
Broadcom BCM943224HMS half-size (Dell DW 1520) wifi


P.S. Something I wanted to mention for those who may experience what I did during the install. It may be due to my RAM being 2133, but I couldn't get past the flags in Step 7, getting the "freed zone" panic regardless of maxmem setting, so I simply tried -x without any other flags and it worked like a charm.
There have been a few Ethernet issues reported, but they seem to be down to the kext versions. Search the thread for this, but if memory serves me right, people got it fixed by using an older version. I can't be 100% sure because although mine configures just fine, I don't use Ethernet at all on my NUC.

You could get the BCM4322 as described at the beginning of the guide. I bought a small bunch of these and found a guide on the net where it was simple enough to change the firmware so that they appear as native Airport Extreme cards. I have used them in many Hackintosh builds and they have always worked 100%. They cost a few pounds too.

As to your memory, I don't think 2133 is officially supported and I have not tried it. If you have it running smoothly though, then that's a bonus for all the NUC users out there. Good work !

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Thanks WonkeyDonkey, yes, it runs fine after I got past that one -x flag. BIOS automatically recognizes it at 1866, but OSX reports as 1600, so not sure what the real speed is.

Any chance you could point me to that guide? Much obliged.


edit: nvm, simply googling BCM4322 airport got me there :)
 
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Happy to report that my BCM943224HMS is now fully functional after following Toleda's guide. Took maybe 10 min total.

One last question, WonkeyDonkey - I assume App Store updates are not possible? Just hate seeing those red "updates are available" notifications...
 

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Happy to report that my BCM943224HMS is now fully functional after following Toleda's guide. Took maybe 10 min total.

One last question, WonkeyDonkey - I assume App Store updates are not possible? Just hate seeing those red "updates are available" notifications...
You can happily do updates from the App Store, but I would always recommend to download the update files manually, run them locally from the machine then reboot.
 
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You can happily do updates from the App Store, but I would always recommend to download the update files manually, run them locally from the machine then reboot.
No go. Both the the App Store, and the downloaded 10.9.5 combo update (Sep 17 2014) produce the same results. Install completes normally, NUC restarts, I get to the usual Chimera interface, then whether I press enter or it auto-loads OSX, regardless, the comp simply reboots instantly. I tried -x and all the flags from this guide, no difference. Verbose mode shows normal loading until sudden reboot. Luckily, I have a full disk image backup, which I can restore at any time, but this is discouraging. Any ideas?
 

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No go. Both the the App Store, and the downloaded 10.9.5 combo update (Sep 17 2014) produce the same results. Install completes normally, NUC restarts, I get to the usual Chimera interface, then whether I press enter or it auto-loads OSX, regardless, the comp simply reboots instantly. I tried -x and all the flags from this guide, no difference. Verbose mode shows normal loading until sudden reboot. Luckily, I have a full disk image backup, which I can restore at any time, but this is discouraging. Any ideas?
You probably need a patched kernel for the version you are updating to. But why an old version of OSX ? Yosemite works really well now and much smoother too.
 
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Is there a sierra version of this guide?
 
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