HCL 10.5.8/Desktops

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DELL Dimension 9200

  • Core Quad 6600 2,4 Ghz
  • 1,5G RAM
  • NVidia 8600 GTS 256MB
  • used iatkos v7 to install and next Retail 10.5.6 whit 10.5.8 Combo Update
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2.0 RC
  • Graphic - EFI String
  • NIC & Audio - use package from iPC 10.5.6 final
  • Almost working - not correkt recognize RAM module and procesor (see as 4,8 unknow).

Dell Dimension 9100

  • Processor: Pentium D. Both cores running.
  • Install Method: iAtkos v7 10.5.7. Use default kernel.
  • Update Method: 10.5.8 Combo Updater, patch device/vendor IDs in same drivers again.
  • Graphics: Dell-branded (00c1) nVidia GeForce 6800 256MB. Use nVidia EFI with VGA/DVI only. Add 0x00c110de to NVDANV40Hal.kext and NVDAResman.kext

(There was some page that said that the EFI string should be generated on 10.5.7 to be correct which is what was done)

  • Sound: Default drivers work.
  • Wireless: Add in PCI WiFI card Vendor,Device 168c,1a added to IO80211Family.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AirPortAtheros.kext

WPA for WiFi cannot be enabled from AirPort GUI. Need to use a terminal command instead: (unfortunately this needs to be done on each boot. Does some one know how to automate this step?)

sudo networksetup -setairportnetwork "your wifi name" "password"

DELL Dimension 4700

2.8Ghz P4 SSE SSE2 ICH6 IntelPro100VE WMP300N (BCM43XG) Nvidia 7300 LE 128MB 100% working:

- ideneb 1.6 LE 10.5.8
  Bootloader: Chameleon 2
  Kernel: Qoopz 9.8.0
  Patches: AppleSMBIOS 800 Mhz
  Fix: CPUS=1_Fix, Seatbelt Fix (had to update to 9.8.0 [1])
  Network: Intel100ProVE, Broadcom Wifi
  Video: NVEnabler w/ Full QE/CI Rotation and resolutions

DELL Dimension 4400

2.0 GHZ Intel P4 Processor


AGP Nvidia FX5200

USB sound adapter

  • Step 1.

Install ipc 10.5.6

   *  iPC 10.5.6 Universal Final
   * Kernel: 9.5.0 voodoo Kernel
   * Chipset Drivers: LegacyAppleIntelPIIATA
   * Audio Drivers: AC97 
   * Fixes and Patches: AppleSMBIOS ToH (Fixes "About This Mac" crash) 
     Seatbelt.Kext 10.5.5 (fixes errors mounting DMG images)
   * Used NVIDIA FX5200 AGP 128MB,installed NVKush.
     had to overwrite coregraphics.framework with 10.5.5 to fix graphical artifacts. 
     Full QE/CI Rotation and resolutions 

Ac97 audio didn't work correctly with onboard audio so I used a usb sound adapter.

Update Chameleon to version 2. 10.5.6 runs great!

---Copy your entire chameleon 2 /extra folder to a usb Flash drive for later.---

  • Step 2. 10.5.8

Keep your 10.5.6 drive and use another drive for 10.5.8

Install Ideneb v1.6 lite edition(10.5.8) Choose the following options...

    * Ideneb main system
    * bootloader: Chameleon 2
    * Kernel: Voodoo 9.5
    * Ideneb x86 essential patches: Apple Decrypt, Disabler
    * Fix: seatbelt Fix
    * Audio: VoodooHDA
    * Ethernet: Intel100proVE
    * Video: NVKUSH
    * cleanup

Then install....

  • Step 3

Boot Ipc 10.5.6 final disc. Unselect EVERYTHING including the base system.

select and install only

    * Chipset Drivers: LegacyAppleIntelPIIATA
    * Fixes and Patches: AppleSMBIOS ToH
  • Step 4

Slave the 10.5.8 drive you just created and boot your iPC 10.5.6 as master. copy the Chameleon 2 /extra folder from your 10.5.6 install or from your usb flash drive to the root of your iDeneb 10.5.8 drive.(same location) Now your 10.5.8 drive should be bootable. :-)

I've tried to update the iPC 10.5.6 installation at least a dozen times using other tutorials with no luck. This was the only way I could get 10.5.8 to run on this system.

good luck!

Dell Dimension 4550

  • Pentium 4 2.53Ghz, 1.5GB Ram
  • Most Dimension's Audio Doesn't Work (Creative SB Live)- Use USB Sound Card you can get these for as little as $9.99.
  • Standard Vid Card- ATI Radeon 128 Pro doesn't have QE or CI- Nvidia 5200 FX 128 works with NVKUSH
  • GUID
  • iDeneb v1.6 10.5.8- Kernal = 9.5.0 Voodoo or linux extracted pentium compatable kernel or 9.8.0 (less stable)- Fix= ICHxFixed, Seatbelt Fix, 1=CPUs fix- Audio= Choose all if you plan on changing the sound card- Video=N/A- Ethernet = Intel100VE
  • Need to reinstall smbios.kext (for about this mac) after install
  • For no torrent and more languages: connect internal hdd to another mac or hackintosh using an ide case. Partition disk and erase as guid. install the leopard onto that hard drive. using osx86 tools install kernel and fixes (cpus=1 is just a change in the com.apple.boot plist) also install ethernet kext, dsmos, and smbios. using pacafist install the 10.5.8 combo update. reinstall the 9.5.0 or 9.8.0 (quopt or something like that) kernel. install either the newest chameleon or pc efi. install nvkush. put back in and boot into a more legal version of a hackintosh :D
  • Sleep requires major dsdt patching but will work.
  • Had disk mounting problems with the non-vanilla 9.8.0 kernel.
  • 9.5.0 Voodoo kernel will cause problems when playing .aif music in iTunes
  • Urban terror, COD 2, Bioshock and GTA (cider port) work great but Halo has major lag but who plays Halo, parallels/virtual box doesn't work because no virtualization technology but vmware fusion works (running win. xp). Too slow for major editing in final cut pro, but iMovie works fine. iWork works fine as with most iLife suites. No adobe apps like photoshop because Pentium isn't multicore, but runs adobe cs4 fine in win xp in vmware fusion.
      • Besides very minor problems, this is a great hackintosh and also the bootup time is only 15 seconds (will explain my hack later)!!!

Broadcome 43xx wireless cards work natively!!

Dell Dimension 3000

  • iDeneb V 1.6_1058 Lite Edition
  • Kernel: 9.8.0 (Forget the name will update lator vanella won't work)
  • Fixes and Patches: SMBIOS Enabler, Seatbelt.Kext 10.5.5 (fixes errors mounting DMG images) Kept all necesary fixes and patches checked
  • Bootloader: Chameleon v1.0.12 (V2 won't work)
  • Chipset Drivers: ICH x Fixed
  • Network Intel100ProVE
  • Audio Drivers: Not available in this version.

No QE/CI with on-board Intel EG2 82865G, but it works with default drivers. (1024x768 only)

Dell Optiplex GX620

  • Works 100% (except sleep, dsdt patch might fix that tho)
  • Pentium D 3.2ghz
  • 2GB RAM
  • 250GB MBR HFS+
  • GMA 950, AC97 Audio, BCM5751 enet
  • I installed ideneb 1.6 with following options.
* ICHX Fixed
* Qoopz 9.8.0
* AppleBCM5751
* Seatbelt fix
* Intel GMA 950 Desktop
* all default patches
* mouse lag fix

I just went by instinct, some other configs might work. At this point, everything except Audio worked. I downloaded appleac97audio.kext here. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=88597 If you already have it, you don't need it. Then, I modified the file per instructions here. http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCL_10.4.6/Desktops#Dell_Optiplex_GX520.2FGX620 Basically, i went in to AppleAC97Audio.kext/contents/plugins/AppleAC97AudioIntelICH.kext/Contents/Info.plist (before I added the kext) and found line:


and made it look like this: <string>AppleAC97AudioIntelICH</string>

 <string>0x27de8086 0x266e8086</string>

and then added the kext. I used kexthelper b7, but adding the kext manually and flushing caches would work too. Now audio works, including front outputs Problems: DMG seatbelt problem, apparently ideneb 1.6 doesn't have qoopz seatbelt fix. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=148566 here you can find the appropiate file (for qoopz 9.8.0, the 10.5.8 seatbelt.kext) and how to install it. After this, my machine has no more kernel panics.

HP Pavilion a300n

  • Intel Celeron 2.68 ghz
  • used iatkos v7 to install
  • onboard audio (needed to install apple ac97audio.kext)
  • 768 mb of ram
  • 40 gb sta ide HD
  • 30 gb WD HD(for XP)
    • bootloader - chameleon v2
    • Kernel 9.7.0voodoo
    • ps/2 mouse and keyboard installed

everything works perfectly. on board network worked right after first install shows up as macpro 2.48 ghz intel core solo. 100% perfect in functionality. . .

Dell Optiplex GX280

  • Intel P4 3.4ghz w/HT
  • Used iDeneb v1.6 10.5.8 Lite to install
  • Onboard Audio ( had to install via OSx86 Tools and use AppleAC97audio.kext)
  • Onboard NIC (During Install: Ethernet - Broadcom - AppleBCM571) (No MAC Address but works fine)
  • 1gb DDR2
  • 40gb Sata HD
  • NEC DVD Burner
  • Onboard Video (During Install: Video - Intel - GMA950 - GMA950 Desktop)
    • Bootloader - Chameleon V2
    • Kernel - 9.5.0 VooDoo
    • Fix - Seatbelt Fix
    • Chipset - ICHx Fixed

Everything works great, Haven't found anything other than the MAC Address of the onboard NIC. Video is a little sluggish when screen saver is on, but I figure its cause of the weak onboard video. HT is turned ON in Bios, Shows up as 2x 3.46 ghz Intel Core Solo.

Dell Optiplex GX270

  • Intel Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz
  • Used iDeneb v1.6 10.5.8 Lite to install (Initially had to use safe mode to use OSx86)
  • Onboard Audio ( had to install via OSx86 Tools and use AppleAC97audio.kext)
    • Used the Leo4Allv2 (10.5.2) extensions to fix most problems
  • Onboard NIC (During Install: Ethernet - Broadcom - AppleBCM571) (No MAC Address but works fine)
  • 2gb DDR2
  • 250gb Sata HD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 5200 using Kush
  • Bootloader - Chameleon V2
  • Kernel - 9.5.0 VooDoo (Appears as "Darwin" in System Profiler)
  • Used GenericATA and ICHxxx fix

Shows up as 2.8 Intel Core Solo> Graphics

Dell Vostro 200 Slim Tower

  • Intel G33 chipset, Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
  • iPC 10.5.6, vanilla kernel
  • ICH10 SATA driver packaged in iPC
  • LAN: Used Realtek 8110SC-based card, detected as RTL8169 (driver included with retail Leopard)
  • Had to use IONetworkingFamily fix so "open" Terminal command would work without error message - this is the same as the Time Machine not working issue, I believe
  • Audio: ALC888 driver packaged in iPC
  • Onboard GMX3100 video works, albeit without QE/CI, and resolution limited. Added an NVIDIA 8400GS PCIe which works with QE/CI at full resolution after specifying correct NVCAP (which varies among manufacturers, even with same GPU)
  • Sleep/power-down/reboot do not work - all hang
  • Was able to update to 10.5.7 using Software Update; only had to reinstall ALC888 driver and IONetworkingFamily fix
  • Was able to subsequently update to 10.5.8 using Software Update; as before, had to reinstall ALC888 driver and IONetworkingFamily fix and all is well . . . . .

Dell Vostro 200 Slim Tower

  • Intel G33 chipset, Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
  • iPC 10.5.6 kernel
  • ICH10 SATA driver packaged in iPC
  • Onboard LAN not working
  • LAN: Used a 20 usd adapter USB to LAN that works on macs (worked out of the box)If you know what driver works post it below :)
  • Audio: ALC888 driver packaged in iPC
  • ATI Radeon 2400HD pro ePCI driver not listed in the iPC list. but resolution have to be loaded from start up did not work on OSX (tried many solutions but no luck)
  • Ditched the Radeon and bought a 35 USD WinFast GeForce PX8400 GS TDH All works but Quartz Extreme:Not Supported You need NVinject 0.2.0 for dual head Not the Works with NVinject 0.2.1
  • Was able to update to 10.5.8 using Software Update and you should
only had to reinstall ALC888 driver from the DVD iPC, easy... just locate it and double click . .
  • shut down not working it will restart... anyone has a suggestion about this? . . . . .

Packard Bell


   * iPC 10.5.6 Universal Final
   * Kernel: Default
   * Video: Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT, Nvdarwin 512Mb
   * Audio Driver: ALC888
   * Chipset: Via
   * DVD: Philips DVD8801
   * Ram: 2*1024 Mb DDR2 3200
   * Firewire: Default
   * USB: Default
   * Keyboard: Packard Bell USB
   * Mouse: Logitech wireless USB
   * Network: Via VT6105L, use Via Rhine driver
   * Stability: no problems 

Before update: Added to com.apple.Boot.plist <key>Graphics Mode</key><string>1440x900x32</string> to have native resolution on my monitor. Also had to use seatbelt.kext version 10.5.5. Took a backup of all the kext files. Downloaded the iDeneb Combo upgrade 768 Mb. Installed it, copyed the backup kext files back. First restart run with the -v -f mode to make sure all kext files loaded. Everything works. . . . . . .

Compaq Evo D510

  • iDeneb 10.5.8
  • Kernel: Qoopz
  • Video: None (resolution at 1024x768, cant change)
  • Audio driver: AC97 (need to install from the net after install)
  • Chipset: I installed all apart from SAS, SiliconMotion and Nvidia ones, dont know which one it needs, sorry!
  • CD Drive: Works fine
  • Ram: I have 2x1024mb sticks instsalled, works fine
  • USB: Works fine
  • Keyboard: I have the apple USB keyboard, no problems
  • Network: I installed both the intel drivers, works fine, although you have to boot -f every time for it to work
  • Bootloader: Chameleon v1.0.12 (Chameleon v2 refused to boot)
  • Problems: Clicking 'About this mac' force logs you out to the login screen, losing any unsaved work. Apart from that, pretty good Hackintosh machine....
  • Note: The seatbelt fix on the install DVD doesn't work, download and install this instead of it: http://rapidshare.com/files/272585439/seatbelt_1058.zip
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