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Minghold

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Oct 21, 2022
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How is macOS Mojave Security Update 2021-005 on

- 2006 MBP 15"
- 2007 iMac 20"
- 2008 MBP 15"
- 2010 MBP 13"
- 2011 MBP 13"
Mojave will not run at all (despite OCL/dosdude) on 2007 and most '08 "blackback" imacs, and you wouldn't want to anyway, as these machines are generally too slow (with a pair of 2gb DDR2 ram generally being about the best you can hope for when finding one of these for sale). In my experience, 07s and 8s are able to run El Capitan, but probably should stick with Yosemite if possessing only 2gb of ram. As always, do not run APFS boot-volumes off rotational drives (so use CCC5 to clone Mojave installs into regular MacOS extended-journaled partitions).
 
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Mojave will not run at all (despite OCL/dosdude) on 2007 and most '08 "blackback" imacs, and you wouldn't want to anyway, as these machines are generally too slow (with a pair of 2gb DDR2 ram generally being about the best you can hope for when finding one of these for sale). In my experience, 07s and 8s are able to run El Capitan, but probably should stick with Yosemite if possessing only 2gb of ram. As always, do not run APFS boot-volumes off rotational drives (so use CCC5 to clone Mojave installs into regular MacOS extended-journaled partitions).
Thank you for feedback on quality of life experience of using Mojave on 2007 & 2008 Macs.

Back in the 90s PC games stated min requrements for games was a 486 + 8MB RAM but the experience was junkie.
 

boninmi

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Aug 17, 2011
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I installed Mojave with the dosedude patch on my early 2009 iMac 20" NVDIA GeForce 9400 graphic card on an external disk.
The backlight is a little too dark, and the Monitor Panel has luminosity at the max and does not change anything anyway.
I tried to force rebuilding the patches, but it is no way. No Backlight Control Patch seems avalaible.
Trying to use OCLP, I got a message of corrupted installer while using a new USB drive 32 GB and the installer obtained withe dosedude patcher. Mojave is not avalaible on OCLP patcher.
Is there something else to do or do I accept the situation as it is ? Sorry if the issue as been already mentioned in a post up there.
 

avz

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I tried to force rebuilding the patches, but it is no way.
Force rebuilding the caches?

I have to say that my Late 2008 unibody MacBook with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M is just keep getting better running Mojave on HDD(HFS+). Recently I was even able to watch a YouTube video at 1080p60. Unfortunately I don't have experience with an Early 2009 iMac but it should have similar hardware.
 

boninmi

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Aug 17, 2011
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Force rebuilding the caches?

I have to say that my Late 2008 unibody MacBook with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M is just keep getting better running Mojave on HDD(HFS+). Recently I was even able to watch a YouTube video at 1080p60. Unfortunately I don't have experience with an Early 2009 iMac but it should have similar hardware.
Rebuilding the patches (not the caches) is said in the dosedude document in case of incorrect working .
Mojave works correctly on my iMac, it is only this luminosity issue that is not well. It seems there was a patch for it in the High Sierra version, there is none in the Mojave version.
 

Mad Kat

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Dec 11, 2019
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guys a courtesy
why after installing mojave + patch, when I restart it returns me to USB mode instead of the OS configuration startup screen?
If I'm not mistaken I had changed something in terminal but I don't remember how to reset the boot mode

if I inserted a USB as priority try to go to external not to installed SSD...
I explained myself very badly but I'm sure you understood

thank you so much
 

Mad Kat

macrumors regular
Dec 11, 2019
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I also wanted to ask you two things, in addition to the problem of automatic startup first from USB if inserted instead of the internal SSD

regarding updates it tells me that there is: safari 14.1.2 and security 2021-05, in the case of both, then do I have to reinstall patches from USB with cache forcing?

I should then upgrade to Sonora (since it offers it to me or I'll stop)

p.s. imac 24 from 2008 with ssd and 4gb ram, 3.06 duo processor, geforce 8800 gs

thank you with all my heart
 
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