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Hi,

I've just bought an HP Intel I210-T1 as I understood this to be a NIC that works out of the box, but unfortunately, it is not working for me (the card never appears in Network preferences)

Looking at the bootlog, the device is correctly identified
Code:
2:332  0:000  PCI (00|03:00.00) : 8086 1533 class=020000
2:333  0:000   - LAN: 1 Vendor=Intel

Running
Code:
sudo log show --predicate "processID == 0" --info --last 2h| grep -i I210
gives the following messages:
Code:
2018-10-16 14:13:05.458309+0100 0x630      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelI210Ethernet) AppleIntelI210::start - Built Jun 21 2018 23:13:50
2018-10-16 14:13:05.477463+0100 0x630      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelI210Ethernet)  start: NVM Checksum incorrect
2018-10-16 14:13:05.506975+0100 0x630      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelI210Ethernet)  start: resetHW failed

I'm not sure what the NVM checksum message means, but I've updated the flash using the Intel bootutil utility.

I've had a go at pulling together debug information using the great "install_tools.sh" script - hopefully I've done this correctly.

So as far as I can see, everything is working OK except the driver is not getting loaded! I'm at the end of my knowledge now and would really appreciate any help you are able to give.

Thanks
Gary
 

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IntelIGBkext?
I did try AppleIGB on its own and in conjunction with AppleIntelE1000e, but AppleIGB consistently caused kernel panics.
 

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I did try AppleIGB on its own and in conjunction with AppleIntelE1000e, but AppleIGB consistently caused kernel panics.

Did you try with intelmausi and iGB? There was a combo of two that I think was reported working?
 
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I've just tried with that AppleIGB and IntelMausi - this also resulted in a kernel panic during boot.
 
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I'm still on 10.13.6, I was holding off updating to 10.14 until I'd sorted out the NIC. Do you think there is any benefit of updating ie is it likely to fix this problem.

I've also booted into Ubuntu live and the network card was recognised and worked which rules out a hardware problem (I think).
 

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I'm still on 10.13.6, I was holding off updating to 10.14 until I'd sorted out the NIC. Do you think there is any benefit of updating ie is it likely to fix this problem.

I've also booted into Ubuntu live and the network card was recognised and worked which rules out a hardware problem (I think).

Where are you using the Kexts?

If placed in clover/Kexts/Other folder then in Clover System Preferences section you want to set Inject Kexts = Yes.

If using in Library/Extensions folder on main drive partition then you want to set to Inject Kexts = Detect
 

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Check into these.

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Hi,
Thanks for the quick response.

I've been adding the kext into Library/Extensions and Inject Kexts is set to Detect.

I did try the smalltree drivers along with FakePCI... This did not seem to detect the drivers (at least I couldn't find any mention in the logs), but I did not patch the IONetworkingFamily.kext where the mapping of the PCI to the Apple I210 kext seems to occur. I'm not sure of the priority order from which directory the kexts are loaded.
 
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Hi,

Any chance the Intel I210-T1 works in Catalina? By OOB I understand as no kext required, but this thread implies differently?
I am considering buying a used I210-T1 card to be used in my hackintosh, so any advise is very appreciated.

Thanks.
 
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