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I'm trying to install Mavericks on an old MacPro1,1 (This one), and I need the correct board ID to properly configure the USB install. I currently do not have any OS installed on the HDD, so I cann't access terminal in order to find the board ID.

Does anybody know the board ID for this model?

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  • I am not sure Mavericks will work with that hardware. – Ruskes Sep 17 '14 at 23:01
  • Mavericks will work on the MacPro 1,1 and MacPro 2,1. Google "Tiamo boot.efi hack" or "64 on 32", I prefer 64on32 because they make a nice terminal script that will help create a thumbdrive installer. Source: I just bought a 1,1 for $100 and installed Mavericks via thumbdrive. – self.name Oct 16 '15 at 0:08
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For the Mac Pro 1,1 and 2,1 you will need to add "Mac-F4208DC8","Mac-F4208DA9". If you are not using a Mac Pro then you will need to get your board ID by entering this command in terminal: ioreg -lp IOService | grep board-id

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  • Thanks for the 2 most requested board ID's (64on32 and Tiamo hackable) and a bigger thank you for the terminal command. – self.name Oct 16 '15 at 0:05
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To install Mavericks, you need one of these Macs:

iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later),
MacBook Pro (15-inch or 17-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
Mac mini (Early 2009 or later)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
Xserve (Early 2009) 

Your Mac also needs:

OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard v10.6.8 already installed
2 GB or more of memory
8 GB or more of available space

Yours is 2006 model!

Since you can not see the logic board ID, you have to open the computer and find the label.

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According to MacTracker, the highest OS that computer can handle is OS 10.6.8. So your best bet is a 10.6 install DVD.

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use this to get the board ID for any mac: I didnt write it, I poached it from somewhere....(just paste in the terminal as one line.

var_ID=$(ioreg -p IODeviceTree -r -n / -d 1 | grep board-id);var_ID=${var_ID##*<\"};var_ID=${var_ID%%\">};echo $var_ID

chris

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