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HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 22:00
by Flint Ironstag
Hello All,

first post, hope I'm in the right forum. I'm here to document my build from start to finish and see if it's viable for me to personally build and maintain a handful of these for a project. At least until Apple release a new Mac Pro.

Z820 non v2 BIOS
2 Xeon E5-2687W (8 core 3.1GHz)
BIOS J63 v03.94, 7/10/2018
32GB RAM DDR3
RX 580
GT 1030
HP Thunderbolt 2 card
240GB SSD (Windows)
1TB SSD (Mojave)
2 300GB 15k spinners for misc.

handful of USB drives for booting, images, etc.

I tried bare metal with ESXi but it kept hanging on install. If this goes well, and we finally get Nvidia drivers, I have a couple of GTX 1070s ready to replace the 580.

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 14 May 2019, 19:45
by luser01
Did you ever find a solution to this? The 2667 and 2687 have an odd issues. I am stuck trying to get my 2667's working, been banging my head for weeks.

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 15 May 2019, 15:16
by Flint Ironstag
No progress, although to be fair I've been just reading and trying stuff. Haven't posted to ask the experts for help. Background:

I need Macs with GPU power to do some forensic work. I paid to have similarly specced Z820 Hackintoshed for the office. It is fast as hell! I wanted to test the feasibility of hackintoshing and maintaining a fleet of them myself. Obviously a no go - too much time and tinkering so far. I'd have to go the paid route again (if I can find the guy).

Have you tried ESXi 6.7?

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 13:26
by Flint Ironstag
Update: I had some more time to tinker with this and finally got it booted to the desktop. A lot of things don't work: ethernet, audio, thunderbolt, internal storage (booting from SSD on USB2). But it's progress. Now I'm this far I'll get reorganized today and seek some help.

What kind of problems are you having?

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 14:32
by MaLd0n
Flint Ironstag, u can extract a original dsdt? i'll check

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 16:47
by Flint Ironstag
Thanks MaLd0n, I did something and now it won't boot :D Let me get back to that spot and I will extract dsdt and post today.

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 19:37
by Flint Ironstag
Send me admins-Mac-Pro.zip
OK I reinstalled and booted to the desktop again. Per the instructions I downloaded the clover 5,6,7,8,9 series folder and replaced my clover folder. I also ran the DSDT and it is attached. System will not boot now. last 3 entries are:

RTC: only single RAM bank (128 bytes)
HID: Legacy shim 2
AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement: (built 23:24:33 Apr 25 2019) Initialization complete

then it hangs.

Thanks in advance! Will drop you some beer money from the office next week.

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 20:15
by MaLd0n
Flint Ironstag, REPLACE FULL EFI, REBOOT, check if work
EFI.zip

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 21:19
by Flint Ironstag
Holy cow that fixed a bunch of stuff. Thank You! I have to run out shortly but will take a deeper look tonight and do some more reading to see what I can fix.

Things working now:
- Asus usb wifi adapter
- ethernet port 0
- airplay to Apple TV
- rear USB3 ports

Things kinda working:
- firewire 400 both ports front & rear (isight & external drives light up, but OS doesn't see them)

Things definitely not working:
- headphone jacks
- ethernet port 1
- front USB3 ports
- PS/2 port for my mechanical keyboard (man I wonder if I have an adapter somewhere)
- any kind of system sound - only airplay works
- HP Thunderbolt 2 card

GeekBench
single 2244
multi 31705
Right in the pack with iMac Pro 8 core and nMP 12 core on multi core

I am stoked! Will make a list and tackle these one at a time. Thanks a million! If I can get this sorted, I may treat myself to a barebones Z840 and build it up.

Thanks again!

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 21:26
by MaLd0n
Flint Ironstag, extract new send_me

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 22:04
by Flint Ironstag
As requested, Sir.
Send me Locus-Solus.zip

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 22:09
by MaLd0n
Flint Ironstag,
audio Realtek ALC262
check here, just inject via clover, reboot and test
[Local Link Removed for Guests]

run Hackintools, go to PCI tab and export one txt, post txt here, i need check hardware

Added in 10 minutes 29 seconds:
one fix
DSDT.aml.zip

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 08 Jun 2019, 23:35
by Flint Ironstag
OK I went through the steps to verify that I have Realtek ALC262 for my own benefit.

I open the resources folder and have layouts: 7,11,12,13, and 28.

I tried 7 first and rebooted. That gave me sound from the internal speaker, but not from any of the jacks. I will try the other 4 before moving on to your next steps.

Thanks again.

Added in 10 minutes 33 seconds:
OK layout 11 worked! I will run Hackintools next and post that export. Thank You!

Added in 22 minutes 42 seconds:
From Hackintools PCI tab export:
pcidevices.txt
Thanks again!

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 09 Jun 2019, 00:22
by MaLd0n
Flint Ironstag, try it for other lan card
AppleIntelE1000e.kext.zip

HP Z820 Mojave - here we go

Posted: 09 Jun 2019, 00:26
by Flint Ironstag
Thanks, I will try it and let you know. I have not done anything with the DSDT.aml.zip file you sent me yet as I'm not sure where it goes. I'm reading and learning as we go!

[edit] firewire rear port is working for hard drives, but the isight is not recognized. It's the original one. Maybe it's not supported in Mojave. No big deal as I have a modern Logitech.

Man, there's a lot of details to get right.