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Yosemite install guide on Lenovo D30 rev 4354

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Hi Everyone,

First I would like to thank the wonderful tonymac community without which this would not have been possible. I managed to install OS X Yosemite on my Lenovo D30 rev 4354 so I thought I would write a quick guide to help those willing to do the same. I tried to install El Capitan but I failed to so far, I will update this guide if I finally succeed.

This guide gives no guarantee whatsoever, you're on your own, these steps worked for my so they may help you

What does not work:
- sleep does not look to work properly, when I woke up back the machine I had to unplug and replug the keyboard and mouse to get them recognized again so disable the computer sleep to avoid this issue

What you need:
- a Lenovo D30 rev 4354 (haven't tried with the other revisions)
- a USB key prepared with Unibeast 5.1.0 (using Chimera and not Clover)
- multibeast yosemite edition 7.5.0
- an hassle free graphics card, I personnaly use a GeForce GTX 770

known issue:
- Yosemite does not seem to be able to handle too many CPUs so disable hyperthreading in the bios, there is a thread talking about this issue here:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-...-precision-t7600-yosemite-install-issues.html

The motherboard has two sets of SATA controller:
- Intel C602
- C600 / X79

I only managed to install the drivers for the second one with:
Intel Generic AHCI SATA
That means that I had to connect the drive to one of the Orange SATA connectors on the motherboard to get the disk recognized by the installer.

Install steps:
1) disconnect all the hard disks in your machine but the target disk, and make sure the target disk is connected to one of the Orange SATA connectors on the motherboard
2) disable VT-d (not VT) in the bios (F1 key to enter the bios menu)
3) prepare the USB key with Unibeast
4) start multibeast with the USB key as a target
- click on Quick Start
- select EasyBeast
- click on driver
-> Audio, select VoodooHDA v2.8.7
-> click disk and select "Intel Generic AHCI SATA"
-> click network and select AppleIntelIE1000e v3.2.4.2
- go to Build, select the USB key and click install

4) boot from the USB key (F12 key to select boot device)
5) boot with the following options: -v npci=0x2000 GraphicsEnabler=Yes
(the last option assumes you have a similar video card to mine)
6) proceed to the install of Yosemite
7) Do the same as 4 but with the Mac OS hard drive as a target
8) Update the kernel flags in your /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist file, here is the content of mine:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
	<string>No</string>
	<key>IGPEnabler</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Kernel Flags</key>
        <string>kext-dev-mode=1 -v npci=0x2000</string>
	<key>Legacy Logo</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Timeout</key>
	<string>2</string>
        <key>UseKernelCache</key>
        <string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

If you have more than 128GB of RAM, add the following flag to the Kernel Flags, yosemite does not seem to be capable to handle more memory:
Code:
maxmem=131072

Once you have triple checked everything has been done properly, reboot, then to get the sound working (assuming you are using the motherboard line-out connector), go to the system preferences
-> Voodoo hda, select the output that enables the line-out connection (bottom combo box), then select line-out in the top combo-box
-> go to the sound section of the system preferences panel, and make sure line-out is selected in the output tab

Please post a message here if you succeeded, I would love to hear from you,

Cheers

Update: I managed to get the sound working, added it to the guide
 

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I also have a D30. The install went through with no problems but after the Multibeast install, I got no video and couldn't' recover from the USB install disk and had to reinstall

By adding this to my boot.plist.file:

<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<string>kext-dev-mode=1 -v npci=0x2000</string>

I am now able to boot from my hard drive. Everything is working except audio. The driver you chose isn't on the Mavericks driver list.

Thanks!
 
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This is great! I will definitely be referencing this thread in the next few weeks. I'm actually doing a few single cpu builds with like an S30 or z420 or T3600, but then I'll be doing two that are dual cpu builds [D30/z620/T5600]. So I'll more likely be following your guide.

A quick question though. Any reason you didn't use clover?

Thanks!
 
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