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    Default How can I change "Mac" to "MacPro 3.1"?

    I'd better offer some elaboration. Quick pertinent info will be in bold.

    In accordance with a guide I was using from a forum which seems to be kaput, I managed to install a vanilla 10.5.6. I was also able to update to 10.5.7 and get resolution change and QE/CI working on my Sapphire HD4870. This was done through the use of the script, the choice of the older Chameleon bootloader (v1012, rather than v2.0 RC1 which 10.5.7 simply didn't like), and some fiddling with the DVI ports (10.5.7 evidently only liked outputting on port 2).

    Basically, things are working. But System Profiler isn't. Under "hardware," all it tells me is that it can't get any info to show me. CPU-X thinks my CPU (a stock Core i7 920, 133Mhz x 20) is 400Mhz x 30.

    Now, prior to the apparent death of the forum where this had been a topic, the speculation was that the 10.5.7 update was being tailored to one's particular Mac. So an update on a MacPro 3.1 would differ from that on a MacPro 4.1. Another fellow had changed his system identifier to "MacPro3,1" and fixed his memory type from "19" to "24" and he reported accurate system information under 10.5.7.

    So here's what I'm getting at. I've reinstalled 10.5.6 for the umpteenth time, and I would like to fix my system information before again updating to 10.5.7. Currently, my "Model Name" in System Profiler is "Mac", and that's not going to do. The problem? I can't figure out just from where this info is being fetched! It was supposedly in a file called smbios.plist. Well, I can tell you, this file does not exist on my drive. I went so far as to create a thorough text file:

    ls -Ral >files.txt

    just to be sure OSX wasn't hiding it somewhere. It wasn't. Oh, and this particular script does not make use of EFI, so it's not hiding there. Obviously, the info is hiding somewhere else, and until I discover where, I won't be able to change my Mac's model name to MacPro3,1 and I therefore won't be able to update without corrupting my system's info.

    Anyone have a guess? ;p



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    Try this application out here. It allows you to edit 'about my mac'. Im not sure if it lets you change the Model Name though. But its worth a shot.

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    Thanks. It seems this isn't the tool for this particular job. Apparently, what I need to find is a .plist text file which contains things like:

    <key>memory-type</key>
    <string>DDR2</string>
    <key>model</key>
    <string>MacPro3,1</string>

    I need to edit the text appropriately, save it, and reboot. Who knew that OSX conjures its system info from thin air? ;p

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    Perhaps this?
    Sorry for using Google Cache, but i think Insanelymac is down...

    If not i think you need a custom SmBios which causes some apps to stop working. If you have gots applications with serial numbers based on your machine id they may ask for a new serial...
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    I believe a custom smbios may be precisely what I need to modify. I see you have noticed that InsanelyMac is down. That was the home of the script I made use of. They've been down for close to two days now, so I'm guessing they're gone for good. Since it's pretty clear by now that the script's author is the only one who could have explained how to force my installation to report MacPro3,1, I suppose I may be stuck with "400Mhz x 30" indefinitely.


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    Well, I figured out a solution. I edited the com.apple.boot.plist which was part of the install script, and added the following to the kernel key:

    macmodel=MacPro3,1

    I then reinstalled 10.5.6. I am positive the string was added to the boot plist because the script has the option of checking a given volume's boot plist, and sure enough there it is. Nonetheless, my Mac model still shows up as "Mac". And the Model Identifier, bizarrely, shows up as EX58-UD5 (the model of my motherboard). So.. I don't know. InsanelyMac is still down after close to THREE days so it's obviously gone for good. My only real hope is for somebody familiar with Chameleon v1012 to chime in and explain why my macmodel setting isn't having any effect at all.

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    Hey Asterra, this is AdamNJ77 from the "OTHER" website that has been down. We were talking and I had basically the same system as you. I did a clean install to start with and I wanted to quote something DigitalDreamer said that I did when I installed it that may have helped mine work perfect. I hope this helps:

    "We should be able to just toss the LegacyAppleAHCIPort.kext, then.
    With the kexts in /Extra, it doesn't matter what order you install. The patched kexts in /Extra basically stays the same, so the script shouldn't have much of a role in this update. Just remove your kernel and System.kext from the script folder, so that they don't overwrite the new files and get installed.
    You should be able to run without the LegacyAppleAHCIPort.kext, however."

    I just removed those two from the installer script folder and did everything else normally. Then once it was installed I booted and did the 10.5.7 combo update. One thing though, I used Chameleon 2.0. After the combo update I edited, I then edited everything changing my name to MacPro3,1, and the memory code to 24. I don't know if you're happy with your installation now but if not maybe one more try would be in order? I don't know much about this stuff at all and I managed to do it so maybe if you follow those instructions above you will have better luck. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck, and if there is anything I can answer for you please don't hesitate to ask. Have a good day
    Last edited by AdamNJ77; 05-18-2009 at 11:43 AM.

 

 

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