without @dosdude1 or people like @tsialex or @netkas it will be almost impossible if you want to retain all xserve function.Now if only we could achieve this along with dual x5690
How did you go about installing mojave? Im just going through the process now and it wont let me update via the app store and im still running el capitan, i have installed mojave on another ssd via my MP but when i put it in the xserve i cant get it to boot. My xserve and MP are running the same gpus and firmware so i don’t understand why it wont work.I upgraded my xserve to 3.3Ghz 12 Core via 5,1 using multiple Bios versions - latest 220.127.116.11. One thing annoying, the additional memory slots can't be used. 128GB max in Mac OS. But great booting with NVMe, USB-C, and even MXM GPU. Geekbench shows comparable and faster speed than 12 core cMP.
boot with -no_compat_check added to your boot args.How did you go about installing mojave? Im just going through the process now and it wont let me update via the app store and im still running el capitan, i have installed mojave on another ssd via my MP but when i put it in the xserve i cant get it to boot. My xserve and MP are running the same gpus and firmware so i don’t understand why it wont work.
Also you have a great build and that is what i am looking to setup!
Those did not work for me, seems that any “L” don’t even boot.
see here:So i added -no_compact_check and rebooted, now stuck in boot loop. I also reset nvram and still in loop. I am running a gt710 in it though so no boot screen. Do i need to use the gt120 to boot verbose or should my pcie card state not have changed?
I had a look at that thread u linked but couldn’t find what i need to do. I added no compact check to my el captain installation and it resulted in me needing to re install. Am I supposed to add it to the installer? What steps did u take to get it installed. Sorry if i am a bit of a noob and I really appreciate your help.
What firmware tweaking do you intend on doing? And what do you wish to achieve?Hi,
I own an Xserve3,1 single CPU and i want to do some firmware tweeking. Before i do so, i am looking for a way to recover my Xserve in case of bricking... Does anybody knows what type of eeprom is used to store the firmware and where it is located on the logic board ?
Also, i have purchased a 50$ dual CPU brend new logic board for it. This way if the first one is dead i can still use my Xserve.
I like your ambition! But if i may ask, what does the original rom give you vs using the cMp5,1 aside from properly configured ram slots?As some enthusiast member, i am trying to run 6 core Xeon on the original Xserve ROM.