How Mojave-ready is MacPorts?
dave at horsfall.org
Mon Nov 12 21:40:13 UTC 2018
On Mon, 12 Nov 2018, Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> Since you are talking about the optical drive and 10.6: is your
I take it you mean 10.12.6 (Sierra)? The OS works fine, but Mojave is
officially not supported on this model (and I couldn't install High
> hardware even officially supported? The last OS officially working with
> my MacBook pro from 2009 (hardly different from those from 2012, the
> last ones being sold with optical drives) was 10.11. The fun thing is
> that once I finally decided to upgrade it, I could no longer even
> download 10.11. Yes, I could probably upgrade to 10.12 in one way or
> another, but I would then likely get into troubles with security
> patches, and I could run into performance issues, at which point I would
> probably be better off with hackintosh :)
The model here (after much digging around) is "MC207xx/A, 13" screen,
serno 45008Q7Exxx, late 2009, firmware 6,1 (note the comma)" with 4GB
memory (dealer-installed). I'm told that it can go to 8GB to cut down on
the paging, but it's not a supported configuration (otherwise it would
compete with the MacBook Pro), and I don't feel like futzing around with
the firmware to make it pretend that it's a Pro.
> I replaced the SATA cable only three or four times, I bet it could be
> the same problem at your end (I've never heard of sata cables failing on
> other laptops). But probably not worth fixing if you plan to stop using
> it soon anyway.
The motherboard connector for the SATA cable is broken, hence the external
USB 2.0 drive (and hence is as slow as a wet weekend when active). I was
staying in a hotel at the time, and I suspect a housemaid dropped it (but
no-one would admit to it, of course).
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