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This is a hardware compatibility list for 10.4.1 builds. Add in how you got OSx86 running on your system like the sample. Please see the discussion page for proper instructions on how to input your system specs. Also, please contribute to the HCLPart page, which should list a more granular view of compatibility.

This page should be taken with a grain of salt. Even if your computer isn't listed, you should try it if you have a SSE2 or higher processor.

See the x86 software page for programs you can run without Rosetta.
See the Incompatible hardware page for systems which are not compatible.
See the Tips_And_Tricks page for a method to bypass SSE3 and only use SSE2. (Fixes Rosetta and iTunes)

REMEMBER: when using vmware to run OS X, this does not belong on this HCL


Acer Travelmate 4101 WLMi

Installation Method:

Native installation.


Video (ATI X700) at 1024x768 LAN (Broadcom) Touchpad USB Mouse

Not Working:

Wireless (Centrino)

Acer TravelMate 290E


  • Video (1024x768x32, NO QE or CI)
  • LAN
  • WLAN
  • Sound

Not Working:

  • Battery Status
  • Sleep


  • 256MB RAM
  • WLAN requires broadcom patch from forums

Acer TravelMate 240 Series

Intel Celeron 2700 MHz without SSE3, 855GM

Installation Method(s):

  • used tiger-x86.img + SSE2 patches


  • Video Works with Quartz Extreme
  • Realtek LAN
  • Sound works with no config, Volume function keys work like a PowerBook, with display
  • ACPI battery status information works.
  • Brightness control keys work

Notes: Edited AppleIntel830.kext and AppleIntel830GA.plugin, but Quicktime shows weird colors and sometimes freezes the system. Sleep mode freezes system. If you get garbled screen at boot, try cold booting with power-off-time > 15sec.

Acer TravelMate C110 TabletPC

  • Acer Travelmate C110
  • Intel Centrino 1000 MHz
  • Graphics Intel 855GM (0x35828086)

Installation Method(s):

  • tiger-x86.img and SSE2 patches


  • VIdeo, no QE
  • USB
  • FireWire
  • LAN
  • Sound
  • Microphone
  • ACPI Battery Status
  • Brightness Control Keys

Not Working:

  • ACPI Sleep (freezes system)
  • WLAN (2200BG)
  • Bluetooth
  • IRDA
  • Volume function keys
  • TabletPC Functionality

Not Tested:

  • Wacom Drivers
  • QE


  • You must edit AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext and AppleIntel830.kext make sure you change <string>0x????8086</string> to 0x35828086 this will show some color :) Works fine, but slowly (no QE) didn't try to enable Quartz Extreme yet. (AppleIntel830GA.plugin)
  • iTunes hangs frome time to time.

Acer TravelMate 3202XCi

  • Intel Centrino Technology (Intel P-M 725 1.6GHz, 2MB L2) - Dothan, no SSE3
  • 512MB (256x2MB) DDR333 SDRAM
  • Intel 855GME Chipset
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 64MB (M11) - Darwin detected VESA 2.0
  • ICH4/Realtek AC'97 Audio (ALC202)

Installation Method(s):

  • Installed using deadmoo's VMware image, using Windows dd port
  • Dual-booting with Windows XP, using chain loader (WinXP on first partition, OSX on 2nd partition)


  • AC97 Sound
  • Bluetooth (Broadcom, built-in USB)
  • Synaptics Touchpad
  • FireWire
  • Volume Function Keys
  • USB
  • Video (No QE)

Not Working:

  • CardBus
  • DVD Player
  • Broadcom NetXtreme LAN
  • Battery status

Not Tested:

  • IrDA
  • 3-in-1 card reader
  • burning CDs


* deleted TPMACPI.kext, patched with Maxxus's 0.4 SSE3 to SSE2 patch
* Had to delete the PCCard.kext to get it booting
* Deleted all ATI kexts to prevent yellow kernel panic
* No QuartzExtreme & CoreGraphics, No SSE3, iTunes worked, DVD Player refused to start

Acer Aspire 2012 WLMi

Installation Method(s):

  • Used Xbox 360 guide for triple boot
  • Used Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate


  • Video (no QE or GL)
  • Battery and Power Saving

Not working:

  • WLAN (2200BG)
  • Modem


  • Have to delete all ATI extension files under Darwin shell to boot
  • Deleted ATI* extensions

Acer Aspire 1360

Used "Install on A Partition Simple And Accurate" to dual boot between OSX86 and Windows. Boots up quickly and is very responsive.

After applying Maxxuss SSE3->SSE2 patches v0.4 Rosetta works a treat, installing all PPC software I can throw at it (including Cubase SX 1, my "critical app")

Both USB and Firewire work, although Tiger will not recognise some USB devices (this is a problem with Tiger on PPC as well) I'm unsure as to whether deleting this kext file:


was essential to get USB to work, but I did it anyway!

Sound works after using the workaround described in the wiki.

Ethernet is a no go at the moment... installed the "Darwin Tulip" driver to no avail, try editing the config like the sound workaround. This may work, but I haven't tried it yet.

Inbuilt Matshita DVD / CD-RW drive works fine, and after applying the iDVD patch, it writes CDs too (although I've only seen 1x writing speeds)

PCMCIA slots aren't even powered, so any PC cards on your system will not work.

Acer Aspire 1610

Os x can boot from a usb HD. No SSE2 (no rosetta), use the 0.4_1 SSE2->SSE3 patch. Audio working. DVD-rom working, no dvd player due to the missing ATI video driver. Internal Wifi working with the lagnat patch (see the forum under "Drivers"), remember to set the wifi to always on from the lounch manager in windows. Boot in -x mode the first time and then delete the ATI drivers.

Acer Aspire 1691 (X600 Version)

Method: Used Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate

  • 1.6 GHz Pentium M (730) (SSE2)
  • 512MB DDR2 RAM
  • 80 GB Hard Drive (Using a 6.5GB Partition to run OS X)
  • ATI Radeon Mobile X600 (Using it as a VESA device)
  • Intel i810 Onboard sound works (Right out of the box)

(But doesn't do well with iTunes without TPM file)

  • Onboard Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit NIC (Doesn't show up on ifconfig)
  • Firewire works
  • Bluetooth works (just click the button on your aspire ;)

Acer Aspire 1692 WLMi (X700 Version)

(Note: This system seems to be very similar to the Acer Aspire 1694 (X700 Version) mentioned below) Method: Used Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate and then patched with Maxxuss' 0.3 patch, followed by the 0.4_1 SSE3->SSE2 patch.

  • 1.7 GHz Pentium M (740) (SSE2)
  • 512MB DDR RAM (2x256MB)
  • 80 GB Hard Drive (Using a 7GB Partition for OS X)
  • ATI Radeon Mobile X700 64MB - (Appears on bootup as a VESA 3.0 compatible device.) (Runs only at [email protected], but the screen is actually a widescreen with native resolution of 1200x800, would be nice if it ran at that resolution) (Videos play fine, the Visualization in iTunes the and screenscaver work fine, but are kind of sluggish in fullscreen mode)
  • Conexant AC-97 Onboard sound works.
  • Onboard Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit NIC (Doesn't work, the en0 device shows up in System Profiler on Network but I can't activate it on network settings and it doesn't show up on ifconfig)
  • Matshita UJ-845D DVD Burner (Working as a CD/DVD Reader and CDRW Drive - Can't get the DVD Burning feature working at all (tested on Roxio Toast 6.1.1) - Says the DVD isn't writable even if it's an empty disc)
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG (Doesn't Work - Isn't detected)
  • Built-in Microphone works (haven't tested properly)
  • Synaptics Trackpad (Working - Double tapping works (but you have to enable it in the keyboard/trackpad settings in System Preferences) Scrolling on the edge of the pad doesn't work)
  • Onboard Conexant Modem (Doesn't Work - Isn't detected)
  • Onboard Bluetooth works
  • Onboard InfraRed (Not Tested)
  • USB works
  • FireWire (Not tested, should work though)
  • Battery Monitor Doesn't work (It Doesn't detect the battery)

Special Keys/Key Combinations Tested

  • Volume Control Through FN Key + up & down Keys - Working
  • LCD Brightness Control Through FN Key + <- & -> Keys - Working
  • Special Key Combinations FN + F1,F2,F3 & F5 - Not working
  • Special Key Combinations FN + F4 (Sleep), FN + F6 (LCD Off/On), FN + F7 (Trackpad Off/On), FN + F8 (Mute/Unmute) - Working
  • 4 special keys atop the keyboard do not work.

Acer Aspire 1694 WLMi (X700 Version)

Method: Used the deadmoo image, modified with the latest SSE3->SSE2 patches. While using dd on gentoo it somehow didn't skip the first 63 blocks so had to compensate the 63 blocks on grub's chainloader command (chainloader +63 instead of chainloader +1).

This notebook is about 2 months old.

  • 2.0 GHz Pentium M (760) (SSE2)
  • 1024MB DDR2 RAM
  • 100 GB Hard Drive (Using a 10GB Partition to run OS X - UPDATE: Used This Guide to expand the partition to the full 10GB worked perfectly)
  • ATI Radeon Mobile X700 (Still haven't found a way to use ati drivers (not sure if they even exist for osx86) so I'm using it as a VESA device) (UPDATE: Visualizations work in itunes and screensaver also work, but very sluggish in fullscreen)
  • Conexant AC-97 Onboard sound works.
  • Onboard Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit NIC (Doesn't work, the en0 device shows up in System Profiler on Network but I can't activate it on network settings and it doesn't show up on ifconfig)
  • Matshita UJ-845D DVD Burner (Working as a CD/DVD Reader and CDRW Drive - Can't get the DVD Burning feature working at all (tested on Roxio Toast 6.1.1) - Says the DVD isn't writable even if it's an empty disc)
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG (Doesn't Work - Isn't detected)
  • Synaptics Trackpad (Working - Double Tapping on Pad doesn't act as double click,Scroll Button Doesn't work)
  • Onboard Conexant Modem (Doesn't Work - Isn't detected)
  • Onboard Bluetooth works
  • Onboard InfraRed (Not Tested)
  • USB works
  • FireWire works
  • Battery Monitor Doesn't work (It Doesn't detect the battery)

Special Keys/Key Combinations Tested

  • Volume Control Through FN Key + up & down Keys - Working
  • LCD Brightness Control Through FN Key + <- & -> Keys - Working
  • Special Key Combinations FN + F1,F2,F3 & F5 - Not working
  • Special Key Combinations FN + F4 (Sleep), FN + F6 (LCD Off/On), FN + F7 (Trackpad Off/On), FN + F8 (Mute/Unmute) - Working

== Acer TravelMate 8000 (8004Lmi Version) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> [8100series ]

Method: deadmoo image patched on winXP DVD-burn, clean install on new HDD, no additional drivers.

 * Intel Pentium M735 (1.7Ghz)  - works SSE2 mode                                       [...]
 * Intel 855GME chipset
 * Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG - not working                                              [Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG - not working]
 * ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 (128Mb) - Quite quick and snappy despite no HW acceleration [mobility x700 working on 1024*768]
 * 512 Mb DDR
 * Broadcom NetXtreme 10/100/1000 - not working                                         [not working]
 * Ambit T60M665 Onboard bluetooth - working                                            [not working]
 * Onboard firewire - seems to work, fw0 device appears and no error messages, but not tested. 
 * AC97 sound - working                                                                 [Realtek High Definition Audio -- not working]
                 USE !USB-Headset, works!
 * Onboard combo card reader, detected but I didn't manage to read a MMC memory card.   [me too]
 * USB controller - working (USB WLAN device D-link DWL-G122 vB1 tested OK)             [works fine]

Misc info

  * Volume up-down via 'Fn'-keys works, OSX volume lever follows the setting.
  * OSX Battery indicator works, changes from bat-symbol to wall-symbol upon inserting AC adapter, not sure if remaining power calculation works.
  * Pressing the sleep/standby button (Fn-Zz) causes a "kernel[0]: System Doze" event to appear in /var/log/system.log but nothing happens,
    except that the mouse cursor goes away. Pressing any key brings it back again.

Alienware Area-51m

About two years old. P4 2.8GHz, no SSE3. Typical VMware image install. VESA driver, ATI Radeon Mobility 9600 isn't supported (had to delete an associated kext to get it to boot entirely). C-Media sound is not working. No wifi, firewire works, USB untested.

Alienware Area 51m

 * dd if=tiger-x86-flat.img of=/dev/hda1 bs=512 skip=63
 * Uniwill 766 chipset
 * Pentium 4 3.4 GHz, no SSE3
 * SiS7012 on-board sound (not detected, therefore no sound output)
 * nVidia FX Go 5600 (functional)
 * 1680x1050 native res lcd only runs at 1024x768
 * No built in WiFi, modem untested
 * Realtek 8169 Gigabit Ethernet (works)
 * FireWire untested, USB2 built in, USB mouse works, USB keyboard works

Built in keyboard completely unresponsive, had to plug in USB keyboard which did work fine. Graphical artifacts present, especially noticable when tooltips disappear or typing into the Finder search box (top right of any Finder window). CPU usage by System was high, deleting /System/Library/Extensions/AppleTPMACPI.kext rendered system unbootable, it sat at the initial white Apple logo 'loading' style screen and moved no further.

Alienware Sentia 3200

* 2GHz Pentium M (755) Centrino (SSE2)
* 855GME Integrated Graphics
* AC97 (Via I think)

Used Knoppix Live CD to resize existing partition (QTparted), then followed the 'Simple and Accurate' guide to format the new partition, and dd deadmoo image over from XP. Chain(0) for dual boot (looking to use second power button on Sentia to boot directly to OS X - need to speak to contacts at Alienware for this). Had to use "-x -v platform=X86PC" to boot in at first.

Ethernet worked straightaway (no wireless yet). Applied Maxxuss' All patches for SSE2. Did NOT apply updated oah750d - applying seems to cause instability in lots of apps. Copied over the AppleAC97Audio.kext from Darwin iso to get sound working. Edited all AppleIntel830 related kext files (and AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext to use 0x35828086, and removed all AppleIntel915 files. This fixed both resolution (1280x800 + QE !!) and not having to boot safemode.

Seems very stable, useable, and fast. Firefox, Thunderbird, MS Office, MSN Messenger, iTunes, Quicktime, USB, 3in1 card reader.... Nice!

AMD Athlon64 3000+ (S754, 130nm)

I used a guide no longer present here, all using Windows.

EDIT! THE GUIDE IS STILL HERE ===>>> Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate

This guide tells you everything, I removed the majority of my explanation cause it's in this guide. I'll leave the step-by-step usage of diskpart, might be useful. The guide is not explaining diskpart very in-depth so take a close look at how I did it, if you can't figure it out from the guide (like I did).

I have 1 hard drive (disk 0), and 3 partitions (5GB NTFS, 60GB NTFS, 10GB NTFS) I want Tiger on my 3rd partition. The 3rd partition's type has to be changed from NTFS to AF. Use diskpart, Start -> Run -> diskpart. The commands (for me) in diskpart are as follows:

  • list disk (lists disks, only disk 0 for me)
  • select disk 0 (tells diskpart to start working with disk 0)
  • list partition (lists partitions on disk 0)
  • select partition 3 (tells diskpart to work with partition 3, 'the tiger partition')
  • delete partition 3 (since it's still NTFS, I delete it first)
  • create partition primary id=af (creates a new primary partition, using all available space and the type is AF)
  • DONE


  • AMD Athlon64 3000+
  • Asus K8V
  • Sapphire Radeon 9600XT
  • 1GB RAM

Sound doesn't seem to work. Didn't test LAN yet. However, OS X runs smoothly and with the SSE3 -> SSE2 patches I can run iTunes and everything. Works in normal and save mode. Normal mode worked after removing all ATI* drivers from some location in OS X. Don't recall, but you can find it somewhere.

AMS E-Cube

  • AMS E-Cube EG65
  • Intel Celeron D 2.26 mhz (478)
  • Graphics Intel Extreme 2 Onboard. (Patched now using QE only works using Win Xp warm boot)
  • AC '97 Onboard Sound

Installation Method(s):

  • Marklar-Tiger w/Release Patch-1.iso (4gb torrent) choosed SSE3 during set up installation.
  • 10.4.1~3 (600mb update torrent)
  • Maxxus V0.5 SSE3 partial patch fixed my PC' s sleep problems.

-Partitioned HD in Disk Utility before Installation. 120GB HD = 60GB Mac OS & 60GB Freespace. Then Installed Win Xp on Freespace after OSX86. Inserted Win'98 CD choose "fdisk" and set OSX86 partition as active partiton. Now Can dual boot and choose in Darwin loader start up menu.


  • Video
  • USB 2.0
  • LAN
  • Sound (USB & Onaboard)
  • QE Patched now using the "Shuttle 865 method" for 2572 machine ID. (QE only works using Win Xp warm boot.)
  • Sleep Function. Now works with MaxxusV0.5 SSE3 partial patch.

Not Working:

  • Real Apple USB Keyboard not recognized in Bios.
  • No Core Graphics

Not Tested:

  • Firewire should be fine according to loader & Apple System Profiler.

Notes: With that release of Tiger w/ patches & 10.4.3 updater. I also patched the graphics .kext to enable QE. I really didn't have to do anything but throw out 1 file to get the system up and fast running. Everything is quick and zippy. Sleep function works with Maxxus V.05 SSE3 partial patch. Faster than my G4 Tower.

Asus 845GE-V

Fully works.

kextstat |grep Intel

  29    0 0xd8d4e000 0x7000     0x6000     com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA (1.6) <28 23 11>
  44    0 0xd8c2b000 0xa000     0x9000     com.apple.driver.AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics (2.0.0) <43 11>
  47    0 0xd8c3b000 0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleAC97AudioIntelICH (1.0.0) <46 23 11>
  54    0 0xd9135000 0x21000    0x20000    com.apple.driver.AppleIntel830 (4.0.0) <52 43 23 11>

load com.apple.driver.AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics will add Quartz Extreme Support.

kextstat |grep -i AC97

  46    1 0xd8cf0000 0xd000     0xc000     com.apple.driver.AppleAC97Audio (1.0.0) <45 11>
  47    0 0xd8c3b000 0x4000     0x3000     com.apple.driver.AppleAC97AudioIntelICH (1.0.0) <46 23 11>

Besure to use *mic* port to output sound. Funny. I got this info from a lunux forum. But it does work.

Acer TravelMate 240 Series

Intel Celeron 2700 MHz without SSE3, 855GM

Installation Method(s):

  • used tiger-x86.img + SSE2 patches


  • Video Works with Quartz Extreme
  • Realtek LAN
  • Sound works with no config, Volume function keys work like a PowerBook, with display
  • ACPI battery status information works.
  • Brightness control keys work

Notes: Edited AppleIntel830.kext and AppleIntel830GA.plugin, but Quicktime shows weird colors and sometimes freezes the system. Sleep mode freezes system. If you get garbled screen at boot, try cold booting with power-off-time > 15sec.

ASUS Pundit PH3 Barebone

Method: Used Marklar ISO patched with 'R1' installer patch from OSx86 forum. This creates an actual install DVD, which delivered a perfect install from scratch on HD.

This must be the ultimate MacIntel... Bought this machine to be a HTPC, but for now it will be my Mac. Based on the i915G chipset, it is very close to the Apple developer system. I put in a Pentium 4 Prescott '630', which has advanced speedstep management, execute disable etc. At 3 GHz with 1 Gb RAM, my MacIntel flies. Added a Pioneer 110D DVD burner, which is of course recognized as 'Apple Superdrive'. Heh.

As was to be expected, absolutely everything works. USB, FireWire, Audio (including SPDIF), LAN, you name it. I added a Silicon Image ADD2 card to get a DVI output and a Bluetooth dongle, so now I'm better equipped than a Mac Mini (with much greater speed) for far less money.

And if this developer OS X ever ceases to be... It'll become a Windows XP MCE machine anyway.

ASUS Pundit R350 Barebone

Method: I used the DVD ISO for an easiest installation. System works. The Chipset is an ATI RS 350 L with an integrated card ATI Radeon 9100. I put on this a P4 1.7Ghz with 384Mo DDR. There is no QE. Otherwise, PS2, Firewire, USB2, LAN is working except the integrated sound chipset. (I dont know why). As far as I am a beginner, I think that this PC gonna be a MCE for my family, because of the lack of sound. Small contribution from a French guy.

ASUS L3800s

Method: Installed Mac in PearPC, Darwin in VMWare, and dd to hard disk partition (Boot with GRUB).

  • System works fine

IMPORTANT: in order to run OS you need to substitute Apple ATA driver with the OpenDarwin version need to copy directory /System/Library/Extensions/IOATAFamily.kext from OpenDarwin to Apple.

I found that OSX runs only with platform=X86PC option!

ASUS L4500R (Notebook)

Create a primary partition using diskpart in Windows.
Use dd for Windows to copy a Tiger image file to the partition that I created.
Use chain0 to have dual boot.

What I did after installation:
Removing the followings files that located in System/Library/Extensions
All ATI*

I had also installed the v0.5 Maxxuss patches.


  • Intel Pentium M Banias 1.6GHz (SSE2)
  • 512 MB RAM (DDR 333)
  • Hitachi IC25N040ATMR04 40GB Harddisk
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP with 128 MB RAM (Shared memory)
  • Toshiba SDR2512 DVD ROM/CD RW combo
    • Not working
  • Sound MAX Integrated Digital Audio
    • Still not working after following the Audio guide.
  • Agere System AC'97 Modem v21340
    • Not working
  • Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller (Ethernet)
    • Detected but not yet tested
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
    • Not working
  • Built-in PS/2 Keyboard
    • Works out of box
  • ALPS Touch Pad
    • Not works out of box. After removing System/Library/Extesion/ApplePS2Controller.kext/Contents/Plugins/ApplePS2Trackpad.kext it works fine including scrolling and right clicking, although it is not detected by the system...
  • USB
    • Works out of box
  • USB Mouse
    • Works out of box
  • Ricoh PCMCIA CardBus Controller
    • Not Working
  • Infrared Port
    • Not Working
  • OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller (Firewire400)
    • Works out of box
  • Built-in Mic
    • Not working
  • APCI
    • Battery level not shown
    • Sleep mode works fine

Xbench Result: 22.4

Any ideas to make more hardware to work?

Asus M6800N Notebook

Installed first patched DVD (doesn't work native) within vmware and dd'ed it to a partition. Installed Linux for triple-booting via grub. For the state my OSx86 is now in, i did following steps:

  • removing all ATI kext's
  • removing TPMACPI.kext
  • removing AppleFPMemDriver.kext (most important)
  • copying AppleAC97 kext from darwin and adding device- and vendor-ID in ist info.plist

My specs:

  • 1.5 GHz Pentium M Banias (SSE2)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • ATI Radeon Mobile 9600
    • Works only in Vesa 2.0 mode
  • 1400x1050 (SXGA+) display - works in native resolution
  • Intel 855 PM chipset
  • SigmaTel C-Major AC97 Soundcard- works fine
  • Toshiba DVD/CDRW combo SD-R2512 - burning works
  • Synaptics Touchpad - works
  • Firewire IEE 1394 - not tested yet, but is recognised by system
  • AC97 SoftModem - doesn't work (and will never, i think)
  • Broadcom NetLink Gigabit LAN - doesn't work
  • Intel 2100B WLAN - doesn't work
  • ACPI
    • Battery level is shown
    • Power button works
    • Suspend mode not tested yet

Asus S5N/M5N

used dd method with deadmoo's image. worked out of the box (-x -v to boot). sound doesn't seem to work - didn't look into it tho. After using the SSE2 patches everything seems to work. Performance is ok here (pentium-m 1.6ghz, 512mb).

Asus A3E (A3000E) Notebook

I used the Generic x86 Install DVD. Installs and runs without any problem. Applied new version of the SSE3 patch and the 10.4.3 upgrade. Works flawlessly.

  • 1.4 Ghz Celeron M (SSE2)
  • 768 Mb RAM
  • Intel 915G Video - VESA 3.0, Quartz Extreme and Core Image work great after Kext edit.
  • Realtek RTL8139 100Mb Ethernet - Works
  • Intel HD sound - Works
  • USB - Works
  • Touchpad - Works
  • Firewire Ricoh R5C552 onboard chip - Works
  • CD/DVD combo drive - Detected and works
  • SD/Multicard reader - Works
  • PCCARD bridge - Works
  • ACPI - Fully working
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG - Not working
  • Onboard modem - Not tested
  • Infrared - Not tested
  • Integrated USB webcam - Not detected, but might work with drivers?

Probably the best Laptop for OSX x86. Everything works except the integrated webcam!

Asus S5N/M5N

used dd method with deadmoo's image. worked out of the box (-x -v to boot). sound doesn't seem to work - didn't look into it tho. After using the SSE2 patches everything seems to work. Performance is ok here (pentium-m 1.6ghz, 512mb).

Asus V6000 Notebook

I used the dd method with deadmoo's image. I have the V6VA20 version, but I believe all V6 (and W3) will work because they got the same hardware, only RAM and CPU speed change.

  • 2.0 Ghz Pentium M sonoma (SSE2)
  • 1 Go RAM
  • Intel ICH6 motherboard chipset
  • ATI Radeon X600 Mobility PCI-Express
    • Working with VESA 2.0
  • Marvell Yukon GigaEthernet - Not working
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG - Not working
  • Intel AC'97 (ICH6) sound - Works
  • USB - Works
  • Touchpad - Works
  • Bluetooth Thosiba onboard chip - Works (you must turn it on before MacOS starts)
  • Firewire Ricoh R5C552 onboard chip - Works
  • DVD burner - Works
  • SD/Multicard reader - not tested (but not listed in system profiler)
  • PCCARD bridge - Works
  • ACPI - Fully working
  • Onboard modem - Not tested
  • Infrared - Not tested

This notebook works with OSx86, the major problem is the network, i could'nt find any PCMCIA card which work, the only way to have network at this point is Ethernet Over Firewire.

Asus Z9000 Notebook

Method: imaged from a VMWare image I created from the devkit & Darwin, but I screwed up the dd operation and as a result I have very little free space.

This notebook is about one and a half years old. Stars indicate nonworking hardware:

  • 1.7 GHz Pentium M (SSE2)
  • 768 MB RAM
  • 15 GB Hard Drive
  • ATI Radeon 9100 Mobile
    • It doesn't appear this is set up correctly, as I cannot change screen resolutions and so much as previewing a screensaver causes a crash of the preferences dialog.
  • Onboard sound does not work
  • Onboard NIC
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
    • ust doesn't go, but this didn't surprise me as others have had problems so far.
  • Onboard modem not tested
  • USB
  • FireWire

Pretty much the same for the Asus Z9100 the only thing which crashes is the international settings...

Clevo D400V/470V

Installation Method:

  • dd to disk with tiger-x86-flat.img.

Intel Mobile P4 3.06/SSE2 SiS 648FX Chipset


  • Video (ATI 9600Pro Mobile/M11) at 1024x768, sadly not native 1440x900, had to remove the ATI*.kexts before it would work without safe mode.
  • LAN (Realtek 8169 Gigabit onboard)
  • USB (not very well, doesn't detect everything)
  • Firewire

Not Working:

  • Onboard sound (Realtek AC97, tried AC97 Patch but doesn't work)
  • Onboard modem

Native installation doesn't seem to like my lappie, hangs with "still waiting for root device" no matter what I do. DD'ing the image over a second partition on the hd worked fine, though.

Compal CL56

(Note: This laptop is sold under many names - mine is a Zepto 4200, but the hardware is identical.)

Method: deadmoos VMWare patched for OS X, currently triple booting xp, linux and os x using grub. dd'ed using bs=512 and skip=63, had to change the id of my partition to "af". don't worry if it say's unknown, should still work.

Hardware: 1400x1050 LCD - 1.7 pentium-m dothan - 512mb pc2700 - 60gb 7200rpm - ATI Radeon 9700 mobility

I had to boot in safe mode and the video doesn't seem to be supported. Make sure you that if you are using an external harddrive that it is off when you attemp to boot or else it might not work. -marc

Method: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Install_On_A_Partition_Simple_And_Accurate
Installed it via Windows cmd prompt (with "bs=32256 skip=1 --progress" takes 5-10 minutes, just as good). I deleted (made backups first, just in case) all the files in /System/Library/Extensions starting with AppleIntel* and ATI* and it boots up without Safe Mode enabled. Not sure if the AppleIntel thing did any good, but the ATI definetely did, since (I suppose) the drivers conflict at bootup. Then I added:
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
in the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist - and now sound and everything works - very smooth!
Also, I've noticed that the touchpad seems to have a weird problem - everytime I try to use it, it will disconnect the keyboard and the touchpad it self at some point (I think I've used it for 1 minute without crashing), so it is not really of any use. UPDATE (17/11-05): It only happens when I'm logged ind. Try to log out, move you curser around as much as you like - no problem, works perfect. Log in and it doesn't work again. Makes no sense. Could anyone explain this?
I use an external bluetooth module, which only works if you plug it in AFTER bootup has finnished. Otherwise you can't use it, not even plug it out and in again. - Johs

Compaq Presario 2544ea

Method : Maklar Tiger Iso patched with Bender12 Generic patch and Maxxus' patch then.

Hardware :

  • 2,66GHz Pentium 4 (sse2 only)
  • ATI RS200M AGP chipset
  • 2x256MB Ram
  • ATI IGP 340M (Radeon Mobility M7)
  • 40GB 7200rpm HD (clean HFS partition)
  • Teac CD-RW/DVD-Rom Combo
  • National Semiconductor Ethernet
  • Conexant HSF modem
  • ALI 5451 Sound
  • M-Audio Audiophile USB audio card
  • Broadcom Wirelees

No sound for the two devices (wating for M-Audio to release x86 drivers) No modem No Wirelss 1024x768 resolution I have to boot with "platform=X86PC" command Most applications work correctly

== Compaq EVO N610c == by Cele_82

Intel P4M without SSE3, Chipset 845

Installation Method(s):

  • used tiger-x86.img + SSE2 patches + remove AppleTPMACPI.kext


  • LAN
  • Sound works(sample rate must set to 48KHZ), Volume function keys work like a PowerBook, with display
  • ACPI battery status information works.
  • Brightness control keys work

Not Working:

  • WLAN Multiport W200 Module

Not Tested

  • PCMCIA Slots

Notes: In power options set CPU mode to Automatic instead of Maximum Performance.

Compaq EVO N1000c

Method: Ubuntu (AF requiered)

CPU: P4 1.8ghz (SSE2) RAM: 256mb Working: Sound, network, mic, nice graphique, screen, keyboard, totch pad, toutch stik, USB etc, everything detected and work at full speed, faster than windows :)

Method: Native Install Generic OSX86 Install

CPU: P4 1.7ghz (SSE2) RAM: 256mb Install failed first time around but I continued the install after a reboot and it took fine. Everything is working except for the sound and the Compaq 802.11b PCMIA card. Any ideas as to how to get the sound working? Soundmax internal card.

Compaq Evo N1000v

Everything Works. Dell Wireless pci 1300 card (with a few Tweaks). Shows 512 ram under About this Mac (but only 256 in Sysem Profiler). But it is running with 512 as the Activity Moniter shows, So im thinking this is only a minor glitch. No joy with internal modem. Still to fix Graphics issue, works fine but no acceleration.

Compaq Evo N1020V

Method: deadmoos VMWare patched for OS X, dual boot with XP. Patched with maxxuss's patch.


  • 1024x768 15" LCD
  • 2.4 GHz Pentium 4
  • 512Mb PC2100
  • 40gb 7200rpm
  • CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
  • ATI IGP 340M (Radeon Mobility M7)
  • NIC: RealTek (RTL-8139) 10/100
  • Modem: Conexant HSF 56k HSFi
  • Sound: ACER ALI 5451
  • Wireless: ASUS WL-167g

NIC works. Graphics works in VESA mode at 1024x768. Sound doesn't work. There is an AC97 (ALI 5451) but the southbridge seems to be unsupported in Apple's AC97 driver. Wireless doesn't work. Modem not tested. Boots using platform=X86PC. With maxxuss's patch, powerpc applications work flawlessly. Update: Reinstalled using patched DVD. Now it shows battery level, and no longer needs to boot with platform=X86PC (it was necessary for speed reasons). ASUS Wireless USB thumb works with ralink 2500 driver.

Compaq x1000 (specifically x1010us)

Method: using deadmoos VMWare patched for OS X, dual booting XP and OS X with darwin. No second drive necessary -- just using 2nd created partition changed to "AF". Basically following this guide ([1]) to the letter.


  • Processor-- Intel Pentium M (1.6 GHz)
  • RAM installed-- 512 MB DDR SDRAM
  • Hard drive-- 60 GB IDE
  • CD / DVD type-- CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
  • Input device-- Keyboard, Touchpad
  • Display-- 15.4 in TFT active matrix
  • Max resolution-- 1280 x 800 (ATI Mobility 9200)
  • Audio output-- Sound card
  • Networking type-- Network adapter
  • Modem-- 56 Kbps Fax / modem

Everything works except the built in Intel wireless networking. Hardwire through the ethernet port works fine as does the display, sound, and touchpad. I've got half a mind to buy an Airport to get a fully funtional Powerbook!

nurv: Does the except include the ATI graphics card? I just want to get 1280x800 but I can't see how! Does any one knows how to do that?

I have been unable to get either of the network adapters working (I have an x1000, not a x1010 or anything else, an x1000). I was also unable to get the screen to go to a resolution of 1280x800. Other than that the OS runs very fast and is very capable.

iTunes, Safari, and others work using the SSE3 -> SSE2 patch. I'm going to try to install iLife and see if I can't get Garageband running.

Compaq Presario V2140

Method: Followed this guide to add OSX to a multiboot system.


  • 1280x 768" LCD
  • intel 82852 Graphics Controller
  • 1.5 GHz Pentium M
  • NIC: RealTek (RTL-8139) 10/100
  • Wireless: Intel PRO 2200BG

NIC works, Wireless doesn't. Only booted in safe mode at first, but after removing the i915* and i830* kexts it now boots in normal mode. Applied maxxuss's patch and now all PPC apps work great.

Compaq R3000Z (R3140US) [Athlon64 3000+]

Method: Using Xplode's guide, everything went fine. I even made it dual boot with my Gentoo 2005 AMD64 installation, using Grub.


  • Processor-- Athlon64 3000+ 1.8Ghz
  • RAM installed-- 768 MB DDR SDRAM
  • Hard drive-- 60 GB IDE
  • CD / DVD type-- DVD+RW
  • Input device-- Keyboard, Touchpad
  • Display-- 15.4 in TFT active matrix
  • Max resolution-- 1280 x 800 (NVidia GeForce4 MX)
  • Audio output-- AC97 Chipset
  • Networking type-- Realtek RTL 8139 Internal Card
  • Modem-- 56 Kbps Fax / modem
  • Wireless-- Broadcom

Everything works, with some flaws. First, for the network card to work, I need to boot with platform=X86PC - this used to happen in Linux too, and was solved using apic=off. I tried the same on OS X, and it didn't work. When I boot with platform=X86PC, I lose all the ACPI functions (like CPU Throttling), and I can't shutdown - I always need to reboot, then turn off the computer.

The network card only transmits information when I move my mouse - yeah. And it must be the mouse, not the trackpad. Weirdo.

The internal Wireless adapter (broadcom) works with the hack listed on the forums.

The only thing that I truly miss is a NVidia kext. Please apple, just this one! ;)

-- ebf

edit by someone else it's not yet possible to have a widescreen res on a nvidia card. btw, i navagated to this site using the touchpad, and i can shutdown just fine.

Custom AMD [Athlon 3700+ (San Diego); Gigabyte GA-K8N]

Method: OK! I got SOUND TO WORK AND SO DOES ITUNES! Here's how I did it! I've also got ethernet working because I had a spare PCI 3com card in the closet, but it only runs at 10mbit/s. See Audio for the instructions for ALC850 codecs.

Now that us AMD guys have sound working, let's try getting our nvidia/ati chips to load up high resolutions!

Hardware: Gigabyte GA-K8N (nForce4 Audio ALC850), AMD Athlon San Diego 3700+, 3com 3c900

Comments: I have yet to have the 2 gigabit cards running NOR can I run above 1280x1024

Custom AMD [Athlon 64; Abit NF8]

Method: deadmoo image to HD via dd port for windows

Hardware: AMD Athlon64, Abit NF8 motherboard, 1 Gb PC3200 RAM, nVidia GeForce FX 5500 8x AGP video

Comments: Onboard sound seems to work, still no ethernet, no 2d acceleration.

--Errandwolfe 22:51, 11 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Using the Pro version of the motherboard I couldn't get the audio to work with any code I found. Which did you use? Windows says only nVidia audio stuff providing no code!

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3000+]

Method: Wrote VMWare .img to second physical hard drive using:

dd bs=1048576 if=tiger-x86-flat.img of=\\.\PhysicalDrive1

Rebooted computer, hit F11 when prompted to go into special boot menu, selected the second drive to boot from. So far am only able to boot in -x (safe mode). Used -s mode to change passwords.


AMD64 3000+ (not sure what motherboard) 1 GB RAM 2 IDE hard drives (WinXP on the first / OSX on the second) Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller RADEON 9800 PRO AGP (0x4E48), ATI Technologies Inc. compatible 3Com EtherLink XL 10/100 PCI TX NIC (3C905B-TX)


Only 1024x768 video is available, probably due to safe mode. Sound is not working. This is SSE2 only, so Rosetta does not work. Not sure what motherboard I have in here

Venice Core and later have SSE3

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 2800+ (NewCastle); MSI K8T Neo]

Method: Dual boot Native (Using Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate)

Hardware: Althon 64 2800+ (NewCastle), MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R, 1GB A-Data RAM, 60 GB HDD, Nvidia Geforce 5700 (VESA 3.0)

Comments: Onboard Realtek RTL8169/8110 network works, onboard audio worked, but only with left channel. Would not recongise PS/2 keyboard (mouse is USB) but worked fine when booting with -v -s. Rosetta works just fine after applying SSE2 patch. CoreGraphics patch made dock menu much smoother.

Update: Using both PS/2 mouse and keyboard works fine.

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 2800+ (NewCastle); MSI K8T Neo]

Method: Dual boot Native (Using Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate)

Hardware: Althon 64 2800+ (NewCastle), MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R, 512MB DDR3200 RAM, 10 GB HDD, Radeon 9200 (VESA 2.0)

Comments: Onboard Realtek RTL8169/8110 network works, onboard audio worked, but only with left channel. Everything appears to work flawlessly except the sound. Tried messing with balance settings with no success.

Bought an external USB Sound Blaster Live! Sound Card to supplement the onboard sound issues.

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3000+ (Winchester); MSI Neo2 Platinum]

Method: xplOde's Native Hard Drive Guide

Hardware: AMD Athlon64 3000+ (Winchester core) 1GB RAM MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (nForce3) Leadtek 6600GT (Vesa 3.0)

OSX recognized the 1Gbit onboard NIC as a realtek nic. OSX cannot recognize the 10/100Mbit onboard NIC. Will test audio and rest of hardware soon. Safari was very unstable, but Firefox works great.

Update: Safari is stable for me with additional SSE3 patches. Audio, firewire works. Sound is fuzzy for me, but could be an electrical problem. Rosetta works with patches.

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0Ghz @ 2.45 (Winchester); MSI K8N-Neo2 Platinum

Method: Native Install


  • Amd64 s939 Winchester 3200+ 2ghz @ 2.45ghz
  • Msi K8n-Neo2 Platinum M/Board
  • Pc3200 Corsair Twin 1g
  • Liteon Cd-Burner
  • Pioneer Dvr-108


  • Boots Normal & Safe Mode
  • Sound Works, Usb Works, Giga Lan Works, Firewire Works
  • Coregraphics Patch & Sse3->sse2 patch
  • Runs all PPC Applications
  • Graphics Dont Work [Radeon9600 Pro 128mb]
  • XBENCH 74.44 all tests
  • Cheers, HoZy

EDIT: Whoever Edited Mine, I'll Kill You!

I edited yours

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3000+ (Winchester); MSI Neo4 Ultra MSI]

Method: VMware

Hardware: AMD 64 3000+ Winchester, Neo4 Ultra MSI, 1.5GB kingston Value Ram, 20 GB Fire...somthing ATA, Geforce 6600GT PCI-E, sound works, have Realtek Ethernet added :)

Comments: Wrote the Noob Guide http://www.research.gwgaming.net/wiki/index.php?title=Install_%28Wizard%29

Have sound working by following the AC97 guide, adding it in the Nforce section, and the ICH5 section too...

--N/A 14:25, 11 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3000+; DFI LanParty NF4]

Method: Native install using VMWare and the DVD.


  • Working:
    • AMD Athlon64 3000+ (SSE-2 Only) with Maxxuss All-Inclusive Patches
    • DFI LanParty NF4 Ultra D
    • 1 GB VData DDR3200
    • Realtek ALC850 (Works after I changed the dev\vendor id to: 0x005910de and reloaded the kext)
    • GeForce 6600GT 128M PCIex (No Acceleration, Vesa 3.0)
    • FireWire Working
    • USB Logitech Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard, and MX1000 Mouse. (All Buttons on the Mouse work, Media Keys not tested)
  • Not Working:
    • Marvel Yukon Gigabit Integrated Lan
    • NVidia NForce Ethernet Controller
    • Rosetta Doesn't Work. (even with Maxxuss 0.2 Patches...)
    • Conceptronic R54i (Ralink 2500 Based) Wireless Card

Boots native from a Seagate 80Gb IDE HD, and from VMWare as Well (from the Seagate HD also).

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3000+ (Venice); Chaintech VNF4]

Method: Connected the hard drive to a Mac for the installation, used Pacifist

Hardware: Athlon 64 3000+ (Venice) 512MB RAM Chaintech VNF4 (nForce 4) ABit RX300SE (Radeon X300SE PCIe, VESA 2.0)

The onboard NIC was not recognized, but a Realtek 8139 based PCI ethernet card worked just fine. Kernel panics with errors from the Radeon 9700 driver if you attempt to boot in something else than safe mode. Had to install the PS/2 keyboard/mouse driver from Darwin because I use a PS/2 keyboard/mouse. System is pretty fast, despite using VESA 2.0 video. Haven't tested the audio yet.

--==:: *Addition by Sentertainment.net* ::==-- Method: Patched Generic DVD

Hardware: 19" FujiPlus LCD Athlon 64 3000+ (Venice, OC'ed .5ghz, stable) 2x512MB RAM (1 GB) Chaintech VNF4 (nForce 4) Toshiba 16x Dual-Layer DVD+RW Chaintech GeForce 6200 PCIe

No NIC. No Sound, I've heard some AC'97 chipsets work with new drivers...and others have no supporrt No SATA. PS2 Devices work perfect w/ patched DVD. Only Video mode of 1024x768, but I've heard it can be fixed with some effort. No QE acceleration, but it is said to be in-the-works. System says "Burn Support: Yes (unsupported)" for the DVD+RW, so I'm guessing it will not burn disks. The system runs great, had it on an Old 3gb IDE HD and the system still seemed faster than a single-cpu G4! Just get the sound, NIC,

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3000+ (Winchester); Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9]

Method: Created own VMWare image, used Windows port of 'dd' to write to a 120GB Maxtor IDE drive. Rebooted and changed the boot device to this drive, booted straight away.

Hardware: AMD64 Winchester 3000+ @ 1.8GHz, Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-9, 120GB IDE Maxtor HDD, (SATA isn't recognised by OSX), ATi Radeon X700 Pro PCIe, Apple USB keyboard.

Comments: Boots fine into OSX, which is incredibly stable. USB works fine. No sound, built in ethernet does not work. (Network is available over Firewire). Cannot run native PPC apps, presumably Rosetta is crashing. Quartz Extreme is not supported, so no gfx acceleration. DeerPark Alpha for x86 works fine.

If you use an unpatched version of coregraphics, rosetta should run. You are running a SSE2 patched version right now.

It doesn't work with an unpatched CoreGraphics unfortunately. I tried it, and OSX wouldn't boot.

Custom INTEL [Pentium 4 LGA 775 3GHz, Intel Desktop Board D915GLVG]

  • Hardware
    • Onboard VGA (GMA900)
    • Sound ALC860
    • 10/100 Intel® 82562GZ LAN

Native Using Deadmoo image (using dd) + Maxxuss-SSE3-to-SSE2_v0.4.iso patchçççç

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Sounds are amazing :)

System stability running for 2x24hours

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3000+; Asus K8N]

Motherboard Link: http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket754/k8n/overview.htm Asus K8N]
Method: Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate,
Installed on the second partition of the second harddrive (/dev/hdc2).


  • USB works fine, but not PS/2.
    • The keyboard is detected if pluged to USB ;-)
    • Mouse works
  • Serial ATA does not work (/dev/hdc is my ata Drive)
  • AI Audio (8-channel Audio) does work
  • built-in Ethernet does not work :-(
  • everything seems very slow (compared to KDE). I believe the NVIDIA drivers of the graphic card are not loaded properly.
  • system pretty unstable.

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3000+] Gigabyte K8NS PRO

Method: 1) Created a 10GB partition on a Maxtor 40 GB Hard Drive. (using DISKPART) 2)Mounted the .img file through knoppix 4.8 (E:\tiger-x86>dd if=tiger-x86-flat.img of=\\ \Device\Harddisk0\Partition2 bs=512 skip=63) 3)Configured boot.ini like this C:\chain0="Mac OS x86" from a darwin image. 4)booted into OSX

Hardware: CPU: AMDAthlon 63 3000+ Mobo: Gigabyte K8NS PRO (nforce 3 chipset) Memory: Corsair 512 MB Graphics Card: ati radeon 9800 pro sapphire. Ehernet Card: Marvell 88E8001

Comments: It runs really slow. I had problems with the keyboard and mouse at first, but i sloved that after rebooting. Dosn't support the ethernet card, no internet. iTunes Safari work great (well i mean there is no internet so i don't know how well Safari works, but it runs. lets see. Oh yea when booting into darwin i had to -x and then boot in orelse it dosn't work. I used this guide: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Install_On_A_Partition_Simple_And_Accurate


Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3200+ (Winchester); ASUS A8N SLI Socket 939]

Method: dd a deadmoo image I'd played with in VMware 5 onto an old WD parallel ATA (10GB). Did this in Linux FC4. Didn't do anything to the image apart from installing SSE3->SSE2 conversions which is apparently already on there.

Hardware (working):

  • Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester core S939
  • ASUS A8N SLI Mobo (no sound yet)
  • 1GB Kingmax HyperX Ram PC3200
  • ASUS EN6600GT vid card
  • Pioneer DVR109 DVD burner
  • iPod mini, 4GB, Gen1
  • Hitachi 2.5" 20GB USB external drive (through Astone ISO100 cage)

Hardware (not working):

  • Realtek NIC (installed tulip.kext and about to see results)
  • On board gigabit LAN
  • On board sound

Comments: Tried to do this with an external Hitachi 20GB laptop drive connected via USB first (hadn't loaded image into VMware yet but I'm not sure this matters), booted to the white mac page then said I had to reboot. Might try again soon. About to boot into OS X to try and get sound and networking, will return with results. USB works, got both my external drive and an ipod to load straight into iTunes. Make sure you remove AppleTPMACPI.kext from /System/Library/Extensions to stop it searching for the mac chip that's in the intel machines, otherwise it will run UBER slow.

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3200+ (Venice); ASUS A8V Deluxe]

Method: blank physical drive attached raw to a deadmoo vmware session, singled deadmoo with -s, fsck, mount, dd if=/dev/rdisk0 of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=4086 from inside VMWare. Rebooted off the physical disk into bliss.

Hardware: AMD64 Venice 3200+ at 2.4GHz, Asus A8V Deluxe, 200GB PATA on VIA IDE (no sata love), GeForce 6800, Intel Fiber GB seen as AppleIntel8254XEthernet

Comments: Runs very well, not one crash, using x86 Deerpark and Thunderbird. No audio yet and USB is borked. Video is VESA 1280x1024x32 (type "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32" at the darwin boot prompt) and works well enough. Rosetta was segfaulting, but I have SSE3, so I copied over the unpatched CoreGraphics from mactel and Rosetta is working now.

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3200+; ASUS K8V Deluxe]

Method: Wrote .img file onto a spare hard drive. The command used, from Windows, was dd if=c:\tiger.img of=\\.\PhysicalDisk1. I restarted and changed BIOS to boot off the secondary drive. It worked fine.

Hardware: AMD64 3200+ at 2.4GHz, Asus K8V Deluxe, 60GB PATA drive for OSX, 80GB PATA for Windows and Linux, 250GB SATA on VIA SATA controller for Windows, GeForce 5900, 1GB RAM

Comments: Runs OK, not great, I think I need to do some tweaking. Video card drivers seem to be wrong, among other things. As I said, tweaking will probably resolve the issues. I was surprised when not only my PATA drive's NTFS partition read OK, but my SATA drive worked as well. Onboard ethernet is a no-go.

From another user: Working great for me, after I made these changes: -- Disabled the onboard ethernet, installed a PCI ethernet card -- Replaced my video card (ATI AIW 9600 bad, ATI AIW 8500DV good, NVidia Geforce FX5200 good) -- Deleted file /System/Library/Extensions/AppleTPMACPI.kext -- Installed SSE3->SSE2 patch

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3200+ (Winchester); Gigabyte K8NS-Ultra 939]

Method: Triple Boot XP, Ubuntu, OSX x86 Native (Followed Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate)

Hardware: Athlon 64 3200+ (Winchester), Gigabyte K8NS-Ultra 939, 512MB PC3200, Nvidia Geforce4 MX440-8x 128MB

Comments: Partitioned with DISKPART, Installed with DD for Windows. Sound comes through Logitech USB Headset, no onboard sound or network. SSE2 0.3 Patches worked fine, and runs very smoothly afterwards.

Additional Gigabyte K8NS-Ultra 939 motherboard details:

Method: Using "Generic.Install.DVD"

Audio available through method described in "macx86installpreview2" using the Device ID: 4A4B and Vendor ID: 1002

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3500+ (Newcastle); Abit AV8]

Method: dd'd the VMware image to hard drive

Hardware: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (Newcastle), Abit AV8, 512MB DDR333, GeForce 5700 Ultra

Comments: Used the guide from 360hacker.net. Normal boot works fine, a little slow to boot but fast when logged in. 2D accel doesn't work as expose et al are a little jerky. Onboard ethernet doesn't work, neither did a PCI Realtek 8029 card. Onboard sound doesn't seem to work.

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3500+; MSI RS480]

Method: Native using Deadmoo image, 'Simple and Accurate' to copy to partition 5 on second disk, and copied Chain0 to Win XP partition to boot. Using Maxxuss 0.4 SSE2/3 patch.

  • Note, the guide says this will not work on an extended partition, but it boots fine for me.


  • AMD Athlon 64 3500
  • 1GB memory
  • On board RealtekRTL 8169 Ethernet claims it loads correctly, but haven't tested.
  • On board AC97 (RealtekALC658C) won't work at all
  • On board Radeon X200 works OK, but only VESA 2. Can't change resolution as monitor won't support the defaulted refresh rate.
  • USB half works (see below)
  • Doesn't see my SATA (first) hard drive, but recognises the other partitions on my IDE drive.

Comments: Needed to disable USB in the BIOS to get it to recognise the PS/2 keyboard and mouse, but the USB continued to work (for storage card, etc.) for a few re-boots, then mysteriously stopped working. Removed the ApplieIntel*.kext, though I'm not sure it was necessary. Also removed the TPM kext, as it was using 90% CPU Tried to install my Thomson Speedtouch USB ADSL modem, but it fails to load as it notices that the processor is not PowerPC (but why should it check?)

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3500+ (Venice); Chaintech VNF4 Ultra]

Method: Native using xplodenet.com and deadmoo's image

Hardware: AMD Athlon 64 Venice 3500+ Chaintech VNF4 Ultra 1 GB OCZ DDR3200 Realtek ALC850 (Works Great!) GeForce 6600GT 128M PCIex (No Acceleration, Vesa 3.0) D-Link PCI 10/100 Ethernet Card NVidia NForce Ethernet Controller (Not Working) NVidia SATA Doesn't Work, IDE does 160 gb sata *not yet*, 12 gb ide drive Can't get dual-monitors working at the moment. -ehntoo

Custom AMD [Duron 1800; Z7S8X-MX]

Method: deadmoo image to HD via dd port for windows

Hardware: AMD Duron 1800, A7S8X-MX motherboard, 1 Gb PC3200 RAM, Hard drives: (1)SATA 80 GB -Windows XP (2) IDE Drives: 13Gb IDE - Test OS X Drive and 120 Gb Storage Drive, nVidia GeForce FX 5500 8x AGP video

Comments: Crashes almost immediatly, fails the CPU call

Additional comments: Personally, I'm shocked you cant run OS X on a Duron. ITs such a great processor.

--Errandwolfe 22:51, 11 Aug 2005 (CDT)

It doesn't have SSE2. Same with the Athlon XPs. 16:30, 17 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Custom AMD [XP1800]

Hardware: AMD XP1800, 512K SDRAM, 40 GB IDE hard drive, ATI Rage Fury 16MB

Comments: Won't boot up at all, verbose mode gives "kdp-poll: no debugger device" error. From above, processor might not have SSE2 so that explains why it won't boot.

Custom AMD [Opteron 2GHz x 2; Tyan S2885]

Method: native boot using a ghost image from deadmoo's VMWare image (Tpm extension removed)

Hardware: 2 x 246 Opterons 2GHZ each, 2GD ECC DDR RAM, motherboard is a Tyan S2885, onboard gigabit ethernet not recognized, Realtek (model?) pci card for ethernet, onboard sound doesn't work = Soundmax?, NVidia Quadro FX 4000 vesa 3, resolution = 1024x768-16 million colours. 80gb WD IDE hd.

Comments: Sound doesn't work, no sse3 (will edit when troy core opterons are found), and nvidia drivers not loading properly.

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 3200+ Venice; Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe]

Method: Native install from Marklar-Tiger-patched.iso

Hardware: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ "Venice" on socket 939 overclocked to 2.2GHz, Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, 1GB DDR 400 @ 440, nVidia GeForce 6600GT PCIe 128MB, 40GB WD ATA hard drive, Lite-On DVD+/-RW DL, Seagate 250GB SATA, Seagate 100GB USB2, ALC850 7.1 audio, nForce 4 GigE, Marvell GigE

Comments: Booted and installed fine, but I can't get past registration as it seems my PS/2 keyboard is unsupported. Would not see my SATA drive, but the IDE and USB2 drives were offered as targets for installation. Networking was not functional. GeForce recognized as VESA 3.0.

Custom AMD [Sempron 2600+; Gigabyte GA-K8VT800 rev. 2]

Method: I used the deadmoo image; made a new 6,5 GB partition type AF and dd'd the imgage to the partition

Hardware: AMD Sempron 2600+ @ 1,6GHz, GigaByte GA-K8VT800 rev. 2, 40GB IDE Maxtor HD, GeForce MX 4000 AGP, Trust USB mouse, Logitech Access PS/2 keyboard

Comments: Boots OK, but I needed to delete the AppleTPMACPI.kext file to make it run fast. I did it, and now it boots in about 15 seconds and runs super fast. Since my processor is SSE2, I applied the Maxxuss patches and now I can use Rosetta etc... with no problems. . My CD-burner (LG) doesn't get recognized, even when I apply that German patch (forgot the name). I can READ Cd's though.

Custom AMD [Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Athlon64 with SSE3]

Method: Patched intall DVD, then updated to hacked 10.4.3 update immediately after install

Hardware: Athlon64 X2 4400+ CPU, 1 gig dual channel RAM, Soltek SL-K8TPro-939 motherboard with Via K8T800 Pro chipset and Via 8237 southbridge, ATI Radeon 9200 SE AGP 8x (VESA 2.0), Benq 16x IDE DVD burner, 2 IDE 120 gig drives, 250 gig SATA drive as main install, USB sound.

Comments: Installed to SATA drive, I use the other two IDE drives for additional storage. I have dual channel memory, so when Darwin boots, it says 1 gig of RAM, and when you check the Activity Monitor is says 1 gig, but About This Mac and the System Profiler say 2 gigs of RAM. The Athlon X2 shows up as two CPUs like it is supposed to, and for sound I am using an outboard mixer, the Alesis MultiMix 8 USB, which is a mixer that has a USB port so it can be used as a USB soundcard as well -- this works just fine with OSx86.

XBench Score: 79.80

Custom Intel [Celeron Celeron - NOT D! - (2.6GHz)]

Method: Used Ubuntu (dd) method

Hardware: Intel Celeron 2.4Ghz (NOT D!) 512MB RAM ASUS board ATI Graphics

There are some problems with visual artifacts, just got it up and running though and haven't had the time to look for and ATI graphics fix. The non-D Celerons don't run the SS3 instruction set, so if you use a non-D processor you won't be able to run iTunes and the other apps that use SS3.

Custom Intel [Celeron Celeron D (2.4GHz); GigaByte GA-8PE800]

Method: Used Ubuntu (dd) method

Hardware: Intel Celeron D 2.4Ghz 512MB RAM GeForce2 MX GigaByte GA-8PE800

Everything worked out of the box. The only problem has been system stability. Video card is not accelerated.

/// Hi, didnt' you have any video problems?

Custom Intel [Celeron D (2.4GHZ); Elitegroup 661FX-M (SiS661FX NB, SiS964/964L SB)]

Install method: dd'd the deadmoo vmware image to partition (dual boot using chain0).

Hardware: Audio/Video/USB/Firewire/ethernet onboard, AHA2940 Controller for old CD Burner, IDE drive, SiS661FX Northbridge, SiS964/964L Southbridge.

Graphics: Vesa works (onboard card), but obviously no CoreImage or Quartz ...

Sound: after changing Vendor and Device ID in the AC97 kernel extension the kext loads without error. However, as soon as the sound device is used (for example System Preferences -> Audio) the system crashes.

Onboard ethernet: doesn't work


  • Doesn't like USB devices connected during boot. However, they work fine when plugged in after booting.
  • Need to give bootoption platform=ACPI or platform=X86PC
  • Using deadmoo image need to re-patch Coregraphics back from SSE2 to SSE3 for rosetta to work. This is described in http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=538 .

Custom Intel [Celeron D 330J; D915BGUXL Intel Motherboard]

Method: dd'd the VMware image to hard drive, then followed Luther Blissets instructions in this post: [2] (about 2/3rds of the way down) to perform a native install.

Hardware: Intel Celeron D 330J, D915BGUXL Intel Motherboard, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, Onboard video & sound, USB Keyboard and Mouse

Comments: The machine locked up completely once, when I attached the speaker cable while the machine was running. It has been 100% solid otherwise. Have not tested Line-in or Mic ports, but if you test, I suggest attaching while machine is off.  :)

Custom Intel [Celeron D 330 (2.66 GHz); ASUS Spresso 112]

Method : Unbuntu Live CD with VMWare flat file.

Hardware : Asus Spresso 112 (P4P8T MoBo) Celeron D 330 (2.66 Ghz) SSE3, 512 Mb RAM, 120 Gb Maxtor, NEC 3540 DVD-RW, Intel 865 and ATI Radeon 9000, Onboard Sound, Onboard LAN.

Comments: First installation worked only in Safe Mode (-x). I tried to disable SATA as suggested. No Luck. Then I added the ATI Radeon 9000 AGP I had (instead of the onboard Intel 865) and it worked in normal mode !! Rosetta is still not working but as I have SSE3 I might copy the original files back. Sound is working, LAN is working, USB2 is working.

Update (16-08-05) : Rosetta is working now that I have reinstalled the original CoreGraphics file.

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (1.4GHz); Intel D850GB board]

Method: dd'ed tiger-x86-flat.img to physical drive using OS X terminal, removed AppleTPMACPI.kext, then added the Rosetta-compatible SSE3 emulating kernel patch.

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4, 1.4 GHz, 384MB PC800 RDRAM, 400MHz FSB, NVidia TnT2 32MB AGP 4x, 6GB ATA, Intel PCI ethernet card

Comments: This is probably the very lowest x86 hardware capable of running OS X, but it actually runs fairly quickly. NVidia TnT2 functions as a generic adapter at 1024x768, but no QE. Sound works. USB works. Motherboard LAN does not work, but an Intel-based PCI ethernet card works. Native apps run fine, and the SSE2 Rosetta patch works okay for small programs like Stuffit Expander. (But it is way too slow to play music in iTunes with the SSE3 emulating kernel.)

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (1.6GHz); Intel D845HV board]

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4 1.6 CPU (SSE2); Intel D845HV; 384MB RAM; ATI 8500LE 128MB; 3Com 3C905CX-TXM; Maxtor 60GB Hard Drive

Method: Used the generic install DVD to install image to hard drive. Installation would not begin - long story short - SAM errors indicated that the image did not like my DVD ROM. After swapping DVD ROMs, installation finished in a matter of 15 minutes.

Comments: After this I then installed a copy of SuSe 9.3 with Grub as the boot loader. Both partitions play nice with each other.

Did not need to remove ATI kext files, 3D acceleration was working well...I had tested magnification on the dock and it worked nice (I could even play chess). I needed to install the AC97 kext file (it was missing). iTunes worked after this change.

Updated to 10.4.3 with new update image. System now responds even faster!!

Installed Adium, Chicken on the VNC, and SNES9x - all work well.




Custom Intel [Pentium IV, (1.7GHz); Intel D850MV board]

Method: Downloaded the deadmoo image from a torrent, then dd'ed the image to a 6.5G hard drive that was connected as primary slave, from my host OS (debian GNU/Linux 3.1), then I switched the 6.5 drive to primary master and disconnected my drive with debian on it, and booted into OS X, with -x. Hangs on normal boot. (Later fixed this by removing all the ATI extensions) Now that It goes into normal mode, my sound works. Removed the TPM kernel module, and added the maxxuss patches version 0.4, and rosetta is working fine on my SSE2 processor.

Hardware: Intel Pentium IV, 1.7GHz, 512M PC800 RDRAM, 400MHz FSB, Intel 850 Northbridge, ICH2 southbridge, ATI Rage128GL AGP 4x, 6.5G ATA Disk, Onboard Ethernet Disabled, DEC 21041 Tulip NIC.

Comments: Tiger runs quite smoothly on this hardware setup, and I noticed quite an improvement with stability after applying the maxxuss patch set 0.4, safari isn't crashing on site it just didn't like before. My onboard sound, nor my Sound Blaster (ENS1371-based), are working. (They now work after removing the ATI kernel extensions so that I could boot without -x) Ethernet works great with the DEC card, I actually got the card out of an old macintosh because my onboard ethernet on this board didn't really have much support for a while, except on one OS I didn't use, but this card works with anything i've come across.

Custom Intel PIV (1.8 Ghz) 512 Mb. RAM M/Board MSI 645 Combo

Method: dd'd the VMware image to a 20 GB IDE hard drive

Hardware: Intel PIV (SSE2 Only), MSI 645 Combo Mainboard, 512MB DDR333, GeForce 2, Realtek 8139 Ethernet Card

Comments: Everything works, etcept for the sound, that is based on Realtek ALC650 (tried the guides and everything, still nuthingggg, if you're able to make it work, contact me on irc). Works very fast. I'm about to try the rosetta patches for sse2, but i'm starting to miss my music :-(. Safari very unstable, Deep Park (firefox) works great. Colloquy irc client also works very well.

-SaLaSa- 04:37, 17 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Custom Intel [P4 Northwood [email protected], Jetway 845GPROL]

Method: dd'd the deadmoo image to 6.4GB ATA33 HDD under Windows XP.

Hardware: P4 Northwood 1.8A at 2.4GHz, Jetway 845GPROL, GeForce256 32MB, 2x256MB DDR400, Pioneer 16X DVD-ROM, Asus 48x24x52x CD-RW.

Comments: It boots normally. All applications in Tiger work fine. Onboard CMI9738 sound does not work. Onboard RTL8139 ethernet works. Quartz Extreme & Core Image is not supported, but the dock animations are as fast as my 1.33GHz G4 iBook. Darwin says that my video card memory is 4MB. SSE3->SSE2 patch works, as I can run iTunes. CD burning works. I have a Zoom USB ADSL modem (it runs Conexant engine under the hood) and it works on the iBook but kextload says the driver is compiled for the PowerPC, so I can't use it on OSX86. If anybody has drivers for my not supported devices, please contact me at ] phalanx31 at gmail dot com. [

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (1.8GHz {2.29GHz OC}); ECS L4S8A2F (SiS 648)]

Method: Installed via VMware and copied all files via Darwin to the Physical Drive

Hardware: Intel P4 1.8 @ 2.29Ghz(Northwood), 512MB DDR333, GF4 MX440 64MB, 2x 80GB Seagate ATA100, 9.1GB Seagate ATA66, ECS L4S8A2F (SiS 648) MoBo

Comments: Native, xplOde's Guide, cannot use (onboard SiS900 LAN and SiS7012 Sound) Networking but can Surf the Internet via Dial-up (Using Serial Modem (IC+ 56k Modem) ), Boot to Desktop FAST!, Only thing that didn't boot (Still Waiting for Root Device) natively cause of I booted it in Secondary IDE which in VMware should be Primary Master, and when I opened system preferences my onboard Firewire was detected so I can hook up my iPod (if I had one.. :( )

-- october|omicron 14:41, 12 Aug 2005 (PHT-Manila), Last Update: 09:14, 4 Sept. 2005

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (2.0GHz)]

Method: Native install via dd-ing the VMware image to disk

Hardware: 2.0Ghz P4 (no SSE3), Radeon 9600xt 256MB 512MB RAM

Comments: Having the Radeon causes normal booting to kernel panic. Safemode boot works fine. Removing the Radeon and using onboard video let normal boot work fine. Boot was slow, but it moved with very good speed once booted. It was obvious that 2D accel wasn't working, as things like xpose (however you spell it) and dock zooming were jittery.

Method: Native install via dd-ing tiger-x86-flat.img to extra IDE drive

Hardware: 2.0GHz P4 @ 2.2GHz (no SSE3), nVidia GeForce FX5500, 512MB Ram

Comments: SSE3 functions do not work, having troubles patching. Graphics are top notch. Speed is terrific after deleting AppleTCMP (or whatever) file. Boot sometimes fails at anytime during any screen.

ASUS P4P800 Deluxe P4 Northwood 2.4C kingmax 512 X2 双敏5200 西数80G 我今天试装了~按了F8 -V后进到 kdp_poll: no debugger device 到这就没反应了~ 但是我到我表弟那里装就没这问题呀~他都是只有网卡没 调解器呀~ 他的配置是c4 2.4 Intel原装865主板 512内存 主板没网卡 但装有8139网卡 还有就是我们都是用同一个硬盘来装的~~ 还有奇怪的就是在他那里装完~能用了再批装有OS的硬盘接上我的也能用~~不知为什么就是死在 kdp_poll: no debugger device 这~

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 Northwood 2.0Ghz(2.4GHz); ASUS P4B266]

Hardware: Custom Intel P4 Overclocked 2.0(2.4 Ghz), Asus p4b266, 512MB PC2100 Kingston Value Ram, EVGA Nvida Geforce 6600 GT, Realtek 8139 Ethernet Card

Method: Used Xplode's method(pearpc, vmware, ultraiso, spare HD) to install natively

Comments: Everything works, except for the sound. iTunes starts but no sound. I'm using the Maxxuss patches(because of the sse2 processor. Safari is EXTREMLY unstable (along with colliloquy). Aim is sluggish, im using ichat instead. ALSO, on this mainboard i had to disable the parallel ports because apple would not boot with them on so....TURN IT OFF IN YOUR BIOS.

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (non-Prescott) 2.8GHz]

Hardware: Intel 2.8Ghz non-prescot (SSE2 only) CPU, 1GB TwinMOS (2 * 512Mb paired), On-board Ethernet, Sound blaster player

Method: deadmoo's image installed onto 20Gb IBM DeskStar HD. Used SUSE 9.2 live DVD, dd, and a samba share.

Comments: I initially used my ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, which needed my to boot in what I believe is safe mode (-x), otherwise I got the error message when the apple was onscreen. I then tried with an Nvidia GEForce 5200 128Mb grapics card, which booted fine even when not using save mode. So it looks like NVidia (not surprisingly) is working properly on UNIX-like systems.

The following was the same for each card.

Working: NIC, display (1024 only), PS2 keyboard and mouse iTunes

Not working:' USB Mouse and Keyboard stops working after a minute or two, audio (I think).

I also conducted some patching using the instructions at here - but I had not tried iTunes pre-patch, I assumed it would not work. The USB keyboard came with an older Mac G4

Custom Intel (P4 2.4ghz Northwood, AOpen AX4B-533 Tube)

Method: Used 12" PB G4 to install Tiger to external firewire drive, backed up the image using disk utility, moved the drive to the Intel system (connected this time using ATA cable), installed Darwin from CD, moved the hard drive back to the mac (using firewire enclosure) and restored the drive image (without reformatting), applied TPM patch and core graphics patches.

Hardware: 2.4ghz Northwood P4, 1gb DDR 266, AOpen AX4B-533 Tube motherboard, M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard, 30gb IBM Travelstar, Pioneer 16x DVD-ROM, .

What works: it boots.

What doesn't work: sound, quartz extreme, DVD drive, Rosetta, network, PS2 mouse, USB 2.0 (after disabling the USB controller in the bios, it worked like magic and the USB ports worked).

Comments: I use Gigastudio 160 2.5. I disconnected all hard drives except for the drive I installed Tiger onto. When I plugged my original stuff back in, gigastudio did not work and I had to reinstall the drivers for the M-Audio sound card. Sound card works again under WXP, but then I tried booting from the OSx86 drive again, then moved back to XP. M-Audio sound card didn't work again. Had to re-install drivers the 2nd time. Under OSx86 the finder kept relaunching/crashing.

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 Prescott (2.4GHz); Intel 865PERL]

Method: WinDD with DeadMoo flat image

Hardware: P4 Prescott 2.4, Intel 865PERL, 1GB RAM, WD 80GB ATA100, NVIDIA GeForce440MX

Comments: Works Perfectly. Onboard Sound works. 3Com 3C905 NIC card works. No need for -x at boot. No problems at all!

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 C (2.6GHz); ASUS P4P800]

Method: Old 8 gig drive in Linux box, deadmoo VMWare image on XP box, dd'ed across Samba. Shut down P4 box, plug in this drive (and unplug the others) and reboot.

Hardware: P4 Northwood 2.6C, Asus P4P800, 1GB RAM, WD 8GB ATA33, NVIDIA FX5600Pro

Comments: Booting on the system initially with my Radeon 9800Pro caused it to give me the yellow reboot screen at the gray apple -- safe mode worked, however. Watching the boot process told me it was dying at the video portion, so I dug up my NVIDIA card, slapped it in and it worked great. A fellow in the IRC channel saw the same problem -- so I can fairly safely confirm that the 9800Pro is not an option (yet). Motherboard sound works (SB Live does not) and built-in networking does not work.

Custom Intel [P4 Northwood 2.8Ghz, MSI 875P Neo, ATI 9600 Pro]

Method: Tiger_for_x86pc_(by_Viper).iso found on thePiratebay. Per Viper, It includes a SSE3 to SSE2 patch and others hacks. I found it missing the AC97audio.kext files.

Comments: Installing and Runing Native was Easy. Just burn the ISO to dvd, installed on non-formatted non-partitioned 40gig Harddrive as primary. Set bios to boot from cd/dvd. The installation went smooth. On the first install I did get a SAM error using my Samsung DVD-ROM. So I did the install using my NEC DVD-RW. Networking worked right away. Video problem, had to remove all ATI kext files so Tiger would boot in normal mode. Sound works. Downloaded ac97audio files http://www.osx86filecenter.com/?p=7 and used sudo command to install. http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=102382&page=18&pp=15 USB works! WOW, it even see's my Logitech MOMO Racing Wheel. Also see's Microsoft Sidewinder and logitech trackball. System Preferences does see the 1394 Firewire on the motherboard, but I have no devices to test. Windows network printing works. System CPU utilization very low with AppleTPMACPI.kext still in the Extensions folder.

Hardware: Intel P4 2.8Ghz SSE2 only, MSI 875 Neo motherboard with ICH5R Southbridge, onboard Intel 82547EI Pro/1000 NIC, with AC97 RealTek ALC850 Audio, ATI Radeon 9600 Pro video, Geil 512 DDR-SDRAM (PC3200 200mhz) CAS2, NEC DVD-RW ND-3520A, Samsung DVD-ROM SD616T, onboard 1394 port, AMI Bios

Performance: System boots really fast! iTunes opens, connects, streams media fine. Safari fast. System runs stable. Able to run iTunes, with multiple Safari windows opened, along with monitor, terminal, system preferences. Able to Dual boot system from XP back to Tiger using bios multi-boot options during post. (F11) (HD setup, XP is master, Tiger is slave) Success with burning cd's using the Tiger generic burn program.

Unresolved Problems: Core-image & Quartz Extreme do not work. ATI kext drivers do not work which is a common problem with all the OSX86 builds. Was unable to get flash macromedia plug-in to work with Safari :( Possible that Safari needs software update as fix for flash install.


Custom Intel [Pentium 4 Prescott(3.0GHz {3.8GHz OC}); ASUS P5GD2 (Intel 915P)

Method: deadmoo image to HD via DD

Hardware: ASUS P5GD2(Intel 915P), Pentium 4 Prescott [email protected], 512MB DDR2, GeForce 6600

Comments: Booted right away. I applied the patch with the original CoreGraphics. After that, everything ran great. Onboard Marvell gigabit ethernet didn't work, threw in an old 3c905 and it picked it up right away. Onboard sound didn't work until I added the platform=x86 flag. Photoshop runs, but crashes randomly. Other than having no video acceleration, it runs perfectly. I downloaded some random Mac programs, everything works just as well as if it was a real Mac. Boots fast, very responsive.

Custom Intel [P4-3.2, Intel GMA900]

Method: dd'd the VMware image to hard drive & applied the core-image patch...

Hardware: Intel P4 3,2Ghz on MSI-7058, 1Gb DDR2 Ram, Integrated Intel GMA900 Video

Comments: Normal boot works fine, disabled COM-port's in BIOS make's the boot very fast. Core-image & Quartz Extreme do work! (system profiler shows 'supperted') and Dashboard does the ripple-effets (!) Onboard ethernet works, Onboard sound works, but the main volume can't be adjusted. iTunes works (#4.9), every application i tried did til so far (office 2004, photoshop cs, msn messenger 5)



Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (2.6GHz {3.2GHz OC}); ASUS P4P800 (Intel 865)

Method: deadmoo image to HD via dd port for windows, and native install with dvd patch

Hardware: Asus P4P800 (Intel 865), [email protected] P4 (Northwood), 1024MB DDR Dual Channel, Geforce 2 MX400

Comments: I had to remove ATI kexts in order to boot with my Radeon 9600 XT (my old geforce worked with no problems). Radeon showed VESA 2.0 on the bootloader, on the contrary geforce shows VESA 3.0. Also, I have to disable USB 2.0 support in the bios. On board sound worked perfect with darwin´s kext, onboard 3com gigabit ethernet didn´t worked, but a cheap Realtek nic worked fine (RTL8139D chipset). The system runs very fast taking in mind you dont have 2d acceleration. Recently I reinstalled using a patched developer dvd. Installation worked perfect, but I had also to remove the kexts from ATI and install ac97 darwin´s kexts. Also this installation made Screensavers panel work. VooD

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 2.8E (Prescott)] MSI 865PE Neo2-P (Intel 865)

Hardware: MSI 865PE-Neo2, P4 2.8GHz (Prescott), 1024MB DDR Dual Channel (2x512), MSI Radeon 9800XT (R360), 160Gb SATA, 3com 3c905, SB Audigy2 ZS, LG DVD-RW GWA-4164B

Method: Marklar-tiger.iso image patched with "Generic Patch Release 1", burnt and installed via bootable dvd

Comments: No magic. Just applied the patch directly to the image (before burning). Then installed with the DVD on a clean disk. Installation went fine, no probls. System VERY, VERY fast. In fact, bootup is about 10 times faster than windoze on same machine.

Rosetta working and stable. iTunes opens, connects, streams media, but I can't play because Audigy2 ZS isn't working yet. As soon as I have time, I'll remove the Audigy board and enable the onboard Realtek AC'97 to see if it works.

Radeon is recognized as VESA 2.0, no need to remove kext's using the method I used. Only need to change screen resolution (defaults to 1024x768) in com.apple.Boot.plist (my LCD is 1280x1024 native). Added the property "Graphics Mode", string, 1280x1024x24 (used 24bit colors instead of 32bit because I saw somewhere -don't remember- that it may be faster).

Some curious hardware Info for this machine: P4 2.8E (prescott) + MSI mobo + Audigy2 ZS + 3com 3c905: While the Audigy board doesn't work, it's firewire ports are recognized and suposed to be working, in the System Profiler, under 'PCI Cards' I found this:


 Type:	Ethernet Controller
 Bus:	PCI
 Slot:	PCI5
 Vendor ID:	0x10b7
 Device ID:	0x9200
 Subsystem Vendor ID:	0x10b7
 Subsystem ID:	0x1000
 Revision ID:	0x0078


 Type:	IEEE 1394 Open HCI
 Bus:	PCI
 Slot:	PCI4
 Vendor ID:	0x1102
 Device ID:	0x4001
 Subsystem Vendor ID:	0x1102
 Subsystem ID:	0x0010
 Revision ID:	0x0004

The 'ethernet' device is located on slot PCI5 and the device 'pci1102,4001' (Audigy) on slot PCI4.

Also, my DVD burner was found (it's listed by the System Profiler) but I didn't tried to burn anything yet.

Rosetta-dependent applications installed: IE 5.0 for Mac, Firefox 1.0.6, MSN Messenger Problems found in these apps: NONE!!!


Custom Intel [Pentium 4 520 (2.8GHz); Intel D915GUX Board]

Method: used vmware-image copied to disk1 to boot up and install/patch on disk2 for a fast and native install

Hardware: Intel P4 520 (2.8GHz), Intel D915GUX Board, 1024MB DDR2, IGA900, 2x 80GB Seagate SATA, SATA DVD-RW

Works: QuartzExtreme, CoreImage, Rosetta

Doesn't work: Sound, LAN

native install boot (c) stullek

Custom Intel [Celeron D 336 (2.8GHz); Intel D915GUXL Board]

Method: used Marklar Tiger from this tutorial: http://www.i-hacked.com/content/view/202/42/

Hardware: Intel Celeron D 336 (2.8GHz), Intel D915GUXL Board, 512MB DDR2, IGA900, 1x 40GB IBM ATA, ATA Pioneer 110D DVD-RW

Works: QuartzExtreme, CoreImage, Rosetta

Doesn't work: Just sound

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (3.0GHz, SSE3); ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe Motherboard (Intel 865 Chipset)]

Method: (Native) DD'd Curtis/Deadmoo's image to a 120GB internal IDE hard drive using this: http://www.techzone.5gigs.com/guides/computers/macosx86/main.html stratagey, which I had no problems with.

System Information:

Intel Pentium 4 Processor @ 3.0GHz w/SSE3 compatibility

512MB Corsair PC3200 RAM

Radeon 9550 Graphics Card (VESA 2.0, therfore I cannot change the size of my desktop or refresh rates)

120GB Hard Drive - Windows XP currently installed here

120GB Hard Drive - OSX86 currently installed here

I boot by hitting F8 during POST to bring up my boot selection menu (it isn't GRUB or LILO or anything, just the stock boot selector that came with the motherboard) which will take me into Darwin. From there I simply hit enter to start the OS, I do NOT boot into safe mode or single user mode, and I do not get a login screen for one reason or another. My boot time, last I clocked, from the time I see the grey Apple logo to the time I see my desktop and can use everything was 8 (Eight) seconds, which runs circles around my iBook G3 (it's an old Icebox [G3, 20GB, 384MB RAM, OS 10.3.9)


USB - Have used an external hard drive

Keyboard and mouse are also USB


CD Burning/Reading

Sound - worked without having to be patched

Using iTunes, other Rosetta apps


Using Ethernet, though I know it will not work seeing as I have a Marvell 88E8001 Giabit Ethernet Controller. I'm going to get a PCI NIC to remedy this.

Currently working on fixing:

Turning Rosetta on - Big bold note: The reason that Rosetta and it's accompanying apps do not work is because the Deadmoo image has support for it patched out. In order to re-enable this, you need to download the unpatched version, which can be found in the hardware section of the forums, and easier in the IRC channel. Before it, no apps would run for me, iTunes, Photoshop installs, ect., however after I am completely able to run all apps. It takes minimal amount of time, and as long as you are careful it is pretty failsafe. A must for all deadmoo imagers.

Method: Native Install via Generic Tiger x86 Install DVD with release 1 Patch. SSE3 Enabled + Additional Extensions.

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4 3.2Ghz with HT (Socket 478) ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe Motherboard (Intel 865) 1GB DDR-400 (2 x 512MB Dual Channel, Linear Mode) nVidia GeForce 5200FX 128MB Hitachi 160GB SATA - disabled Seagate 160GB SATA - disabled Maxtor 80GB 7200rpm ATA Seagate 160GB 7200rpm ATA Seagate 20GB 5400 ATA Teac DV-W516GB Dual Layer DVD Writer

Successful Native Install!

Notes: OSX won't install properly unless i disable my SATA drives. If you own the same motherboard, you can disable your SATA by performing the following operations. Just set it to "Compatibility Mode", and select "P-ATA Only".

I don't know if it's a hard choice whether to have a S-ATA drive only or P-ATA drives. Anyway, OSX was capable of mounting my NTFS partitions.

Display is locked to 1024x768.

The P4P800 E-Deluxe motherboard has a Marvell Yukon 1GB Ethernet. Sadly, it's not yet supported by this OS build. I had to install a dirt cheat Realtek RTL8139C 10/100 Ethernet Card to get my Internet connection up.

iTunes and Quicktime 7 work like a charm. iPhoto is able to pull in pics from my digital camera. Now in the process of installing other apps from my brother's Mac.

Bottom line... OSX Tiger flies on the Pentium 4! I love it!

-- mikazuki5

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (2.8GHz); Abit IS7-E (Intel Chipset)]

Method: Generic, DVD Installation

Hardware : P4 2.8 GHz with HT SSE2 Only, 512 Ram, Abit IS7-E MB Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti 4200 with Creative SB live

Comments: Actually I had an Asus P4P800X mb, it couldn't boot up the DVD. Finally I discovered that the bios used couldn't recognize the dvd (American Megatrans). So I decided to switch to my other mb, which is this Abit IS7-E (Bios : Phoenix). I am glad to say that not only does it manage to boot up the Generic Installation DVD + Patches flawlessly, in fact everything works perfectly fast. No problems with partitioning. However, this Abit motherboard has an integrated network port which isn't recognizable in windows and mac (requires driver). It's a 3com integrated network. I hope that someone might release a Mac version of this network driver. Thanks.
--[[User:Wahkiz] Website : www.wahkiz.com

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (3.0GHz); Abit IS7-V MB (Intel Chipset)]

Method: Native

Hardware: P4 3.0 GHZ with HT SSE2 SSE3, 1 Gig Ram, Abit IS7-V MB (Intel Chipset), Nvidia 5600

Comments: I DD'd the VMware image to my spare harddrive. Runs flawlessly. Sound and NIC work.

--[[User:Nicroma] 13:55, 12 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (3.2GHz); ASUS P4C800E-Deluxe]

Method: deadmoos VMware image, winhex it to drive. install XP on remaining disk. acronis OS Selector to dual boot.

Hardware: P4 Northwood 3.2Ghz with HT (HT doesn't seem to work) ASUS P4C800E-Deluxe (LAN works, Audio USED to.... now it stopped) PS/2 Keyboard and mouse (USB mouse stops PS/2 support completely) ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128. (Yellow Reboot Screen, Works In Safe Mode) ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128. (Works, VESA 2.0 mode) ATI Rage 3d 4mb PCI (VESA 2.0, seems to work as well as the 9000?) Nvidia TNT2 32MB (comp wouldn't turn on. unrelated to OSX) 1024MB DDR400 ram


Custom AMD Athlon XP 2800+ 2.8GHz asus a7n8x-x 256MB of ram NvidiaGeforce 3

Darwin boots fine, after switching to a USB keyboard, I can use single user mode but nothing more yet, using the unpatched version of deadmoo's tiger-x86.tar.bz2 tarball, ill check back latter and see what else i can achieve.

--It works on Athlon XP? Can you run any programs in it? I'm not sure if I heard right, but AFAIK it doesn't due to a lack of SSE3 support.

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (2.4GHz); ASUS P4B533 (Intel i845E)]

Method: Created a 6.5GB partition at the end of my drive with PartitionMagic. I Set it to primary with type set as AF. I used the Windows port of DD to move tiger-x86-flat.img to the new partition. Used chain0 with the Windows bootloader, and after getting into safe mode once everything worked fine.

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4 2.40GHz (SSE2, v0.4 Patch Installed), 1.5GB Ram, ASUS P4B533 Motherboard with Intel i845E chipset, Creative Labs Sound Blaster Extigy (USB), NVIDIA GeForce 256.

Comments: Everything works great and FAST! Allot better then I thought it would have. Maxxuss SSE3 Emulation v0.4 installed. Sound works, but its a bit choppy. Sometimes after a while of playback (~6 Minutes) the sound just decides to give. Sometimes around the menus I get green-purple lines, probably something with video drivers.

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (1.7GHz); ASUS P4S533 (SIS 645DX)]

Method: Native boot from patched DVD onto 40GB Maxtor Drive. Used a Windows box to prep the image, following instructions provided. Needed "Platform=X86PC -x" and removal of a 3Com PCI card to install.

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4 1.70 GHz (SSE2, v0.4 Patch Installed), 512MB Ram, ASUS P4S533 w/SIS645DX chipset (Bios ver. 1006), onboard sound (CMedia 8738), NVIDIA Geforce MX400 w/64Mb Ram, 3Com 3C905TX PCI Network, Maxtor D740X-6L 40GB HDD (5400RPM?), Pioneer DVD Drive.

Comments: It works well after some fiddling. I have the DVD-Rom Drive and the Hard Drive on seperate channels. Easy install (after figuring out kernel arguments). Need to use "Platform=X86PC" to boot successfully. Sound works well (no stuttering, even under heavy load), although it is stuck at 100% volume. Slow hard disk makes for long load times. Graphics act strange above 1024x768 (goes to B/W mode), and are decent but not blazing. Seems to be reliable (ran for +7hr without problems).

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 630 (3.5GHz); Gigabyte 8-IPE-755/g i865 & SATA]

Method: dd'd deadmoo image to partition, added partition to win boot loader.

PS/2 Keyboard working w/Darwin ISO kext & NO USB Mouse SSE3 working, but iTunes takes lots of cpu power and music constantly chops! Linksys NC100 working with Tuilip from Darwin ISO Integrated Sound ac97 alc850, recgonizes 6 out of 8 output channels

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (3.2GHz); MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum]

Method: xplode (Using PearPC, VMWare, Darwin iso)

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz (SSE3 Functional) Integrated Broadcom NetXtreme Gb Ethernet Netgear FA311 ATI Radeon X800 XT Integrated Sound (ICH6R AC97) Soundblaster PCI 512 Note: Ancient sound card and NIC used in attempts to get some functionality

What Works: All software that came pre-loaded Sound - using integrated sound Video - 1280x1024x32 by passing boot arguments Network - Using Netgear FA311 and driver found online Hyperthreading - Shows as enabled in system profiler

What does not Work: Video Acceleration - ATI driver does not recognize non-mac-edition X800 XT Sound - Using Soundblaster PCI 512 Network - Using integrated network adapter IDE RAID SATA

Comments: Everything runs smoothly, boots very fast. Doesn't play nice with Windows XP's clock. Can't get the clock correct in both OS's at the same time.

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 (3.4GHz {3.58GHz OC}); ASUS P5AD2-E Deluxe]

Method:Native install using dd for windows and the SIMPLE DUAL BOOT GUIDE by br0adband

Hardware: Pentium IV 3.4Ghz @ 3.58 Ghz (HT ON and Stable) Asus P5AD2-E DELUXE Intel High definition audio Integrated LAN Marvel yukon 10/100/1000 Mbps(Not Working) Integrated LAN Marvel yukon 10/100 Mbps(Not Working) NIC Fast Ethernet PCI RTL8139 Realtek 10 Mbps 2xDDR2 512 MB @533Mhz MAXTOR S-ATA 160GB Hard Disk Club3D Geforce 6 6600GT 128MB PCI-E (running with default drivers)

Comments: Stable, good loocking and fast, Hyper threating working nicely, minor screen problems fixed applaying the SSE3 patch for my CPU.GUI can be seen about 15 seconds after the booting. Internet works thanks to the RTL8139 Ethernet Device. VESA 3.0 for my GPU.

Custom Intel [Pentium D 830; ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe(945P)]

Method:Native install using dd for windows and xplode method

Hardware: Pentium D 830, ASUS P5LD2 Deluxe(945P), onboard sound ALC 882, onboard network marvell, 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, ATI Radeon X850XT PE.

Comments: slow boot speed at Darwin/x86. but fast after show gray apple screen. working is stable but not support sound, video, network. system profiler is recognize number of cpu 1 but activity monitor show 2cpu and confirmed that osx for intel is use 2cpu.

Custom Intel [Pentium D 820 (2.8 Ghz); Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro]

Method: Native install

Hardware: Pentium D 820, Gigabyte GA-8I945P Pro, onboard sound/ethernet, 2x512 mb DDR2, Gigabyte 6600GT (GV-NX66T128D).

Comments: Booted from an external hard drive. Everything load but my USB mouse and my keyboard doesn't work (for the moment).

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 630 (3.0GHz), ASUS P5GD1-VM (i915G)

Installation: Used "Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate" guide to install deadmoo vmware image onto existing partition from windows, and use windows bootloader to dual boot as per guide. windows (and boot) is on sata drive. said sata drive is selected as first boot device in bios. osx installed onto ide hard drive, drive must be plugged into intel chipset port (100/66/33) not 8211F port (133/100) to be able to boot osx. working on fix.

restored original CoreGraphics file as I have SSE3 processor. http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=538&st=0&p=3221&#entry3221

moved AppleIntel830.kext out of extensions folder so that proper AppleIntel915.kext driver used - enables QE and coregraphics, very fast gui now and full selection of resolutions available. (onboard video). http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=338

onboard sound, ethernet, usb all work. Using ps2 keyboard and usb mouse. - Corona

I have the same configuration. native install with Maxxuss patch test3. All work perfectly (except second IDE). But I can use sound only for stereo output. SPDIF, mic & front connectors doesn`t work (no sound input devices). Does anybody have any solution? Also I've tested some periferials on this MB: Tecom Bluetooth USB Dongle - works! (no activity led, but data is sending and recieving) Epson CX6400 USB - works! Sony Ericsson K750i - Camera, GPRS all wors perfectly! Logitech Wireless Desktop - works as USB and PS/2. - NafNaf

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 531 (3.0GHz); Intel D915GMH Board]

Method: used pearpc to create an install .img then vmware install of Darwin patching in darwin commands then installing macos x on top. I use this guide http://www.xplodenet.com/blog/

Hardware: Intel P4 531 (3GHz), Intel D915GMH Board, 1536 MB DDR1, GMA900, 1x120GB Seagate SATA, 1x80 WDC WD800JB ide On board audio (intel audio) Ps2 keyboard mx510 logitech mouse.

Works: QuartzExtreme, CoreImage, Rosetta

Had to remove AppleIntel830.kext - AppleIntel830GA.plugin - AppleIntel830GLDriver.bundle for quartz to work.

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 3 GHz Prescott; Asus P4S800D-E Deluxe]

Method: marklar-tiger.iso patched, DVD created, native install from DVD, with the SSE3 patch disabled (customized install)

The install took 45 minutes. After Install appeared the restart message. I rebooted and have chosen once the -x option for the safe mode. Unfortunately only one install succeeded, the others ran into a system that's only running in safe mode.

Hardware: Intel P4 3 GHz, Asus P4S800D-E Deluxe, 1 GB DDR, WD SATA Raptor 36 Gb, IBM 80 GB IDE HD, Philips DVD burner, Radeon 9800 Pro, Soundblaster Live 5.1

Works: Developer tools, nearly everything, but some apps are hanging a bit before starting.

Graphics in 1024x768 24 Bit

Doesn't work: SATA (SIS 180), LAN (Marvell Gbit LAN), DVD burning, Audio

Mysterious: sometime my BIOS tells me: Overclocking failed when doing a reboot from the OSX, and the DVD access is terrible slow,

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 2.4 GHz Non-Prescott; Gigabyte GA8S655FX-L]

Method: install on a Prescott Sytem from patched marklar-tiger.iso , but SSE3->SSE2 Patch enabled, default install except most of the printer drivers

Hardware: Intel P4 2,4 GHz, Gigabyte Ga655FX-L, 512 MB DDR, IBM 7 GB IDE HD, Philips LG DVDrom+CD burner, Nvidia Geforce 5200, 3c905c-TX+Onboard Lan (Realtek 8139)

Doesn't work: SATA (SIS 180,181), Sound not recognised

Some remarks: Hangs sometimes when opening apps, Chess doesn't update screen, and hangs with 80% CPU load, maybe a rosetta patch problem.

The Graphics work fine with 1280x1024x24 but only with the bootup parameter "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x24", otherwise it runs in 800x600

Custom Intel P4 3.73EE

Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE Mobo
925XE Chipset
BFG 6600GT-OC PCI-E Edition
Sound not recognized (by default, gonna try and tweak it right away)
Installed with the DD from windows, of the Deadmoo image, used Maxxuss's 0.5 SSE3 patch, and replaced CoreGraphics for the speed boost.
Remapped the Apple Key so that the actual freakin apple key works, rather then having to hit the windows key for command.
Thing suddenly died on me today, last night was fine, now when I boot -v it says that it can't enable /system/library/etc etc/Loginwindow.app Not sure what happened but it just keeps screaming this at me over and over, so I'm gonna create a Install CD release 1 and test that out.

Custom Intel [Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz Northwood; Abit IC7-G]

Method: HDD Enclosure hooked up to Mac Mini -> dd deadmoo image -> HDD back into IC7-G

Hardware: Intel P4 3.0Ghz Northwood (SSE2), Abit IC7-G, 3GB DDR, ATI 9800 Pro, 120GB SATA Seagate HDD

Comments: Couldn't get double boot windows method to work; kept getting boot errors, it was like diskpart wasn't making an HFS+ partition even though the id=af parameter was specified. Instead I used a Mac Mini and HDD enclosure to move the deadmoo image. Worked perfectly.

Turned off RAID ROM and set OnChip RAID to IDE mode and Combined Mode in BIOS. Once booted into safe mode (use -x at boot prompt) was able to remove ATI extensions, then normal boot worked. Using another drive in HDD enclosure with Darwin I was able to use Restore to get entire HDD space for OS.

Dell Dimension 2400

Method: native boot using a ghost image from deadmoo's VMWare image (Tpm extension removed)

Hardware: Dell Dimension 2400, Pentium 4 2.66GHZ, motherboard is a Intel 865, onboard ethernet (broadcom 4400) works, onboard video works but on produces a 800x600 with 16 colours (Intel Extreme Graphics 2), onboard sound works =Soundmax?, ATI Radeon 9250 vesa 2 works using default driver, resolution = 1024x768-16 million colours.30gb Seagate ata hard disk

Comments: No complaints here would work better if we could find a graphics card that works, Thanks to the below person who wrote that guide - koll2786

Onboard Video Solution:

Onboard video does work fine. Just change the AGP buffer in the Bios from 1 MB to 8 MB (it is 1 MB by default for some reason). After doing this, the video still won't work correctly in normal mode, so boot into safe mode (-x) and delete the Intel Mac video kext's.*** Now when booting into normal mode, everything should work fine (video, sound, and networking).

      • what do you mean by "Intel Mac video kext's"? How do I delete them?

Update: Deleted all kexts in extensions folder with Intel in the name, deleted the 2 chache extensions, still no luck. When you say everything works fine, are you talking about the 3 color grayscale?

Okay, here we go for the video: - Set the BIOS to 8MB instead of 1MB. - Start in safe mode (-x at boot). - ssh into the box and sudo -s. - Move all AppleIntel830 and AppleIntel915 out of the Extensions folder (i.e. back them up somewhere). - Edit AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext/Contents/Info.plist so that the value for IOPCIMatch is 0x25628086 i.e.

<key>IOPCIMatch</key> <string>0x25628086</string>

- Edit /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist to change the kernel flags for the resolution i.e.

<key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>platform=X86PC "Graphics Mode"[email protected]</string>

- Restart the computer.

You should now have a readable display.

Edit- Question - Sounds good but the BIOS on my Dell Dimension 2300 does not have an option to change video settings.

Edit - More information on getting 845 GPU working at: http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=1942

Dell Dimension 2400

Method: native boot using dd from VMWare image (TPM extension removed)

Hardware: Dell Dimension 2400, Pentium 4 2.8GHZ (Northwood), motherboard is Intel 845GV chipset, onboard ethernet (Realtek) works, onboard video (Intel Extreme 2) is garbled, onboard sound untested, ATI Radeon VE 32MB PCI card reports VESA 2.0 works fine at 1024x768 millions of colors, 40GB Western Digital 7200RPM ATA-100 hard drive.

Comments: On board video did was garbled but still somewhat readable. I tried safe mode and manually setting the resolutions, color depth and refresh rate, but to no avail. I had to install an ATI Radeon VE 32MB PCI Video Card (mobo has no AGP slots!).

NOTE: See above post; upping AGP memory buffer from 1MB to 8MB in BIOS allows the onboard video to work perfectly.

NOTE: Be sure to remove the AppleTPMACPI.kext kernel extension from your /System/Library/Extensions directory if OS X is running slowly.

Dell Dimension 2400

Method: Native boot installed using the OSX installer on some DVD I downloaded that was about 4GB.

Hardware: Dell Dimension 2400, Pentium 4 2.8GHZ (Northwood), motherboard is Intel 845GV chipset, onboard ethernet (Realtek) works, onboard video works, onboard sound did not work at install - fix is below, mac reports video as "VGA-Compatible Controller" works fine at 1024x768 millions of colors, CD burning works.

Comments: On board video works well, it required that the video buffer be changed from 1MB to 8MB in BIOS. Audio is AC97. To get that working I had to find and download appleac97audio.kext and put it in the directory with the other kext files. everything works

I am now dual booting with windows XP. The OSX install will not install on a partition that it did not create so you have to repartition the whole hard drive when installing using disk utility.

Dell Dimension 2400

Pentium 4 2.8GHz (Northwood)
Intel i845G Chipset


  • Deadmoo's image, Darwin 8.0.1, restore image in VMWare to a Secondary 10GB HDD, Maxxuss 0.5c patch
  • Appended 0x25628086 > AppleIntel830*kext, AppleIntel915*.kext but it does not work (kextload -t) except AppleIntelIntergratedGraphics.kext
  • Appended Graphics Mode=1400x1050x32 in com.apple.Boot.plist
  • Deleted AppleTPMACPI.kext


  • On board video works but has to increase the AGP buffer to 8MB (as above)
  • Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet
  • AC97


  • Had to delete AppleIntel830*kext, AppleIntel915*.kext because it will freeze the system when you go to Screen Saver Preference.
  • Core Image & QE Not supported

Dell Dimension 3000

Method: Patched phe*nix iso (deselected SSE2 patch) => native

Hardware: 2.66GHz Celeron D (SSE3), 512MB DDR RAM, 865G Intel graphics, A02 BIOS

Everything works: iTunes, Safari, Quartz Extreme, network, sound, USB optical mouse.

Compared to my D505 this was a breeze to set up. Used the patched DVD installer and installed to a second hard drive. Copied across the Intel830* and AC97 kexts from a Darwin 8.01 CD, and changed the IOPCIMatch string in AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics to 0x25728086. Did the standard chmod, chown, touch, repair permissions.

Rebooted, and everything works. It even reports itself as an ADP2,1. Lovely.

To get sound to come out of stereo speakers, go to Utilities, Audio MIDI Setup, and select the AC97 output (Properties for... second item). Select 6 channel (6ch-16bit) and click Configure Speakers. Set left to channel 3 and right to channel 6. Apply, then Done. Hooray! Sound!

MrV, 01 Sep 2005

Same machine, originally NTFS partitions. Patched DVD installer used. Can't mount and reformat partitions. So have to re-partition the whole drive with Disk Utility into two partitions. After that install is no flaw. Didn't select or deselect anything other the what defaults there. Also installed recently updated OS X 10.4 updates. Followed the instruction above to make the stereo sound coming out. Seems all native apps (except DVD player) work great.

Also installed windows XP on the second partition by deleting and formating this partition using XP install CD. After that, in XP, activated the OS X partition. Then when booting has the option to choose booting partition. Sweet!!

Forry, Nov. 6, 2005

Dell Dimension 4400

Used the deadmoo image(tiger-x86-flat.img), dd at DOS command prompt to copy to spare 15 GB drive. Used SpeedBoost and Maxxuss SSE3 tweaks. My computer specs are below. System is very responsive, most stuff works.

Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 1.60GHz (Willamette), SSE2 support Total Memory : 640MB DDR-SDRAM Vid Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 Audio : SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio (WORKS!) Network Adapter : CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (DOESN'T WORK)

Confirmed by NRG-753, works on Dell 4400 with 1.7Ghz P4, 512MB DDR, and Geforce 2 MX400. All working including PCI network card which came with the system.

Dell Dimension 4550

Method: Deadmoo image with Linux fdisk/dd method. Patches Needed: Maxxuss 0.4, TCMACPI deletion

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.53 GHz with SS2 RAM: 256MB Video Card: ATI Radeon 9250 (VESA 1280x1024x32) Audio Card: Intel Integrated AC'97 Network: Intel EtherExpress PRO100/VE

Dell Dimension 4600

FIRST PERSON: Method: Native => VMware flat image dd to hard disk.
Hardware: Dimension 4600, 2.8 Ghz p4 (SSE2), oem intel video, ~760MB ram
Comments: Would not boot when using "Slave Drive" option off bios boot menu. When I took out the primary drive and tried again (using osx drive as single+master), worked using 'safe mode' ("-x"). Slow booting, couple boot loader errors, runs though with working ehternet and usb.

I also used a 4600, dded from vmware. Everything works right now except sound, and rossetta, but they will eventually! Edit: reloaded from vmware image, and everything works except rossetta now!

Method: Native => VMware flat image dd to hard disk.
Hardware: Dimension 4600, 2.8 Ghz p4 (SSE2, SSE3), nVidia Fx5200 Ultra, 2GB ram
Comments: Everything seems to work, but then freezes. XBennch v1.2 reports in at 30ish. Will do further testing.

SECOND PERSON: Method: Native --> flat.img to native Hardware: Dimension 4600, 3.0GHZ P4 (SSE3), Geforce FX 5200, 1024MB Ram Comments: No matter what I do, I cannot manage to get this machine to load to a larger parition. Xbench scores of about 40.1

Dell Dimension 4600

Method: Native => VMware flat image dd (deadmoo´s) to hard disk.
Hardware: Dimension 4600, 3.0 Ghz p4 (SSE3), ATI 9800, 1 GB RAM Comments: Everything works except Quarts

    • Trix to get it running**

1. Startup parameters-trick (mod file for res and -v) 2. ATI-hack (delete files) 3. AC97 audio-hack (mod file and load) 4. Changed back to orginal CoreGraphics file from Dev DVD (replace file) 5. Speed-boost-trick (delete file) 6. HD-trick (booted Knoppix-LiveCD and added second partition)

All info can be found in wiki and forum

I have not tried the VM Ware image on anything. I downloaded the "Generic-Tiger.iso" . It Is a bootable install cd. I am posting this on a dell dim 4600 now and it works pretty good so far. No Sound, (SB Live) and video not right. GeForce 5200 restrict to 1024. THe machine is SSE2, not 3 but is working great with the patch that was a part of the install process. If I can get the vid to work right, I will be in hog heaven.

Dell Dimension 4700

Method: Darwin with PearPC image.
Hardware: Dimension 4700, 2.8 Ghz P4 (SSE3), Intel GMA 900, SATA, 512MB ram
Comments: Works excellent. Everything works.

Everything works except video. Still have an issue with the graphics not being Quartz Extreme and Core graphics enabled.

<-- not sure about the pearpc image, but with deadmoo's, simply delete AppleIntel830.kext from your system/libarary/extensions folder (dell 4700 uses 915 chipset and but 830 gets loaded first). There are guides on how to get coregraphics working.

Dell 4700C also works

Method: Native with darwin

Hardware: Dimension 4700C, 2.8 Ghz P4 (SSE3), ATI X300, SATA, 512MB RAM

<---- I have a 4700 running ok (deadmoo, native, patched) but I'm still getting lock ups randomly after 5 or ten minutes after loading. It seems to happen with Firefox or Itunes.

Dell Dimension 8100

Method: VMware imaged with dd to hard drive

Hardware: Dell Dimension 8100, 1.5ghz Pentium4, 512MB Ram, ATI Radeon 7000.

Comments: I just used the dd command and imaged the VMWare image to my hard drive. Graphics are broken. The video card is not supported I'm afraid. i tried to add a graphic here but uploading is dead. Check the visual here. I need to find another graphics card to use. But it looks like the Radeon 7000 isn't going to work.

--Jon Maddox 14:50, 11 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Method: Native installation with patched Generic Install DVD.

Hardware: Dell Dimension 8100, 1.7ghz Pentium4, 512MB RD-Ram. Maxtor 6E040L0, ATA133, 40 GB, 7200RPM.

Dell PS/2 Keyboard RT7D20 fully working. Dell (Logitech) Optical USB Mouse M-UR69 fully working, even scroll wheel.

Does work with Geforce3 Ti500 64 MB or GeforceFX5200 64 MB but only at 1024x768x32 and 60 hz. No OpenGL, Quartz Extreme or Core Image. Does work with ATI Radeon 7500 All-in-Wonder if you first remove all ATI extensions from the System, but only at 1024x768x32 and 60 hz.

Does not work with Creative Soundblaster Live 5.1. Does work with C-Media 8738 PCI Sound Card if you install KEXT. (http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/HCLPart#Sound)

Integrated Ethernet works!

Does work with LG GSA-4040B DVD burner. Thanks to Patchburn.

OSX and bundled programs works flawlessly. Even iTunes... Darwine working acceptable. VLC universal binary drops frames if full screen. (Unaccelerated graphics..) Warcraft 3 does not work due to missing Open GL Starcraft does not work.

Tested 11 Sept 2005

Dell Dimension 8200

Method: VMWare dd to hard drive

Hardware: Dell DImension 8200, 1.8GHz Pentium 4 (Willamette), 512MB RDRAM, ATI Radeon 9600 Pro

Comments: This machine has been heavily modified from Dell spec, but still contains the original motherboard and processor, which seem to work fine. Sound is good, two channel, USB works great, all my hard drives are found, and it basically just works fine in general with the SSE2 patch, although the old WIlamette core is a bit slow on Rosetta. Dell spec NIC card is supported as well, Intel PRO/100+.

Method: From windows xp, dd to 2nd hard drive

Hardware: Dell Dimension 8200, 2.4GHz P4 (SSE2 only), 256MB RDRAM, nVidia GeForce4 MX 440 (64MB)

Comments: Works pretty well with the SpeedBoost fix (search this wiki for details). No sound. Having trouble with the ethernet. USB thumbdrive worked. Was able to see files on the winxp hard drive. Have not yet tried the SSE2 -> SSE3 patch yet.

Dell Dimension 8300

Method: Native

Hardware: Intel 875P, 2.6GHz P4, 1024MB DDR, nVidia FX5200, SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio, Intel Pro/100 VE Network

Comments: Had to disable internal SATA in the BIOS to get it to boot off the IDE. Initially I had an ATI Radeon X800 in the AGP slot, and it would turn the screen green and put up the kernel panic message during boot. I swapped out the ATI for the nVidia FX5200 which came with the 8300 and then it booted. No native graphics driver, so the main screen was mirrored on my secondary display and it wouldn't set any other resolution other than 1024x768. Safari crashed when I surfed to osx86project.org, oddly enough. The keyboard identifier assistant tried to identify my keyboard, but never worked right. I have an Apple USB keyboard (which doesn't work with the BIOS) and a PS/2 keyboard plugged in. While it didn't identify what the keyboard was, both keyboards worked fine. Sound was DOA.

Another user's Experience...
Method: Native, Installed from Marklar DVD image

Hardware: Intel 875P, 3.0GHz, 1024MB PC3200, Quantum 30GB ATA100, nVidia GeForce FX 5200, AC97 Integrated Audio, Integrated Network

Comments: Installed easily off DVD drive, partitioned and formatted IDE drive. Would only show resolution of 1024x768, but finding the kext files for nVidia supported up to 1280x1024. Still cannot get native resolution of widesreen monitor and may not be possible without 915 chipset.
The keyboard assistant also prompted me to identify the keyboard, but it did so without any problems. The only keys apparent not to work are the Home, End, PgUp and PgDown (Dell USB Keyboard). The audio volume keys work to control system volume too.
Sound worked immediatly after install as did Network. Obviously QuartzExtreme did not function, but most screen effects are fluid and acceptably fast.

Resources: Check forums for nVidia kext files and installation instructions.

Dell Dimension 8400

Method: Native

Hardware: Intel 925X, 3.2GHz P4 (Prescott), 1024MB DDR2, ATI Radeon X800GT PCIe, Sound Blaster Audigy 2ZS, Broadcom NetXtreme GigE onboard

Comments: This supports SSE3 natively so all I did was patch for TPM. In the BIOS, set "SATA Operation" to "RAID Autodetect/ATA", AHCI does not work. It did hang for a moment with the "Still waiting for root device" error, but will eventually (within about 1min 30secs) pick up again and load the installer. The onboard NIC and the Audigy card did not work. The onboard sound did.

More Comments:

Same here. I have an NVidia 6600 GT PCI-X and it works ok, highest resolution available is 1024x768. Or at least thats the highest I have been able to obtain.

Older 8400 with 2.26GHz Northwood works. only SSE2. 512MB, Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440 (not accelerated)

    Sound does not work (Turtle Beach Santa Cruz). 
    Ethernet Linksys LNE100 v5 requires tulip port but works.
    Safari crashes intermittently. Firefox port (Deer Run Alpha 2) does not.
    Booting of OS X off 3rd HD with BootMagic works nicely.

Another success:

Dimension 8400 Pentium® 4 Processor 630 with HT Technology (3GHz, 800 FSB), Memory 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 400MHz (2x512M), Video Card 128MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon™ X300 SE, Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM).

Comments: Did Native install, also changed BIOS from "SATA Operation" to "RAID Autodetect/ATA". Had to boot OSX with "-x" option (safe mode). The onboard NIC did not work nor did the integrated sound. Can only access 6GB of hard disk space for some reason.

Dell Dimension 9000

Method: Patched install DVD => native on USB2 drive

Hardware: Pentium 531 3GHz, 512MB DDR2 RAM, ATI X300 PCI-E, (945P ICH-8)

No joy with getting SATA to work yet. Changing modes (AHCI, ATA, Combination) do not make any difference.

However, installing to a USB2 HDD works fine.

After booting in safe mode (-x) and rm ATI* it does boot. However, no sound, networking, 1280x1024 or QE as yet. Despite this it is very quick, faster than the Dimension 3000.

MrV, 2 Sept 2005 (reinserted 14 Nov - why was it deleted?)

Dell Inspiron 510m

Hardware: Pentium-m 735 1.7Ghz Dothan, 1Gb DDR RAM 333Mhz, 60GB Hitachi 5400rpm, DVD+RW 4x, Intell 855GM graphics, sxga+ screen (1400x1050).


  • Get vmware 5.0 and tiger-x86.tar.bz2
  • dd the image to a primary partition in the hd.
  • Configure grub or boot.ini to boot osx.
  • Configure vmware so it boots from phisical drive, and set maxxis SSE3->SSE2 patche iso as cdrom. boot osx inside.
  • Once inside execute maxxis script.
  • Delete or move to another directory the following:

/System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntel915*kext /System/Library/Extensions/AppleTCMACPI* /System/Library/Extensions/IOPCCard* /System/Library/Extensions/AppleFPMemDriver.kext

  • Edit the Info.plist of the AppleIntel830.kext to make it work properly. Change the 0x25828086 to 0x35828086 in the 915 portion of the AppleIntel830.kext->Info.plist and then remove the 0x35828086 from the 830 portion of the AppleIntel830.kext->Info.plist. I also changed AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext plist from 0x25828086 to 0x35828086. ( Taken from 700m's in this page )
  • You have to switch off minipci wireless on the bios because if not the kernel takes all cpu time trying to do something and the system runs much slower. It doesn't work by only using Fn+F2. ( Only needed for native, not vmware )

What works:

  • 1400x1050 screen, no accelerated ( I have just booted from power off and works at full resolution) EDITED!
  • DVD+RW detected as read-write capable, I only tried reading succesfully worked.
  • ACPI battery works, suspend/resume doesn't.
  • Ethernet network works fine.
  • Firewire detected but not tested.
  • Audio. In/Out, volume....
  • External usb hard disk working fine.
  • Touchpad. Only moves and buttons, no touch-click emulation.
  • Usb mouse works perfectly even the wheel by deleting AppleFPMemDriver. EDITED!
  • In general the system is pretty fast, quicktime and exposé aren't perfect due to acceleration lack.

Thanks to everyone who discovered all these tricks, I just read and tried them :)

ADDED ON Sept 24, 05

If you want SSE3 support on this machine, you need to install this patch, AFTER installing the coregraphics files. Quicktime, iPOD visualization, etc don't work. But otherwise the other applications seem to work fine.

Dell Inspiron 600m

Method: Used VMWare to boot up OSX as secondary drive (primary was physical drive). Then booted OSX image into linux (cd was in drive). Copied contents of secondary harddrive)OSX to second partition of physical drive. Follow the guide here http://www.360hacker.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=237&postdays=0&postorder=asc Hardware: Pentium M at 1.6GHZ, 512MB DDR, 40GB HD, DVD drive, broadcom NIC, Radeon 9000 mobility graphics

Sound works, ethernet works, video works well.. pretty much has done VERY well.

However, some Inspiron 600m users cannot get broadcom NIC to be detected.

For 1400x1050 resolution, delete all ATI* kext from /System/Library/Extensions.

(another user added) Same technique as above, everything works great, maxxuss allinone patch v4 once booted to OSx in Vmware, before copying to native drive. I only have 1024x786 res, so no need to delete ATI* kext. No problem either, as noted above. Does not recognize DVD writer (looking into that) PS2 keyboard and mouse plugged in threw a usb adapter are not recognized. USB hard drive works great. Hardware: Pentium M at 1.6GHZ, 384MB DDR, 40GB HD, DVD+-RW drive, broadcom NIC, Radeon 9000 mobility graphics

---(yet another 600m user)---

Method: Generic install patch over marklar's iso. Sound did not work at first, but the 'audio' page in the wiki was very helpful. Intel 2200BG wireless does not work, but Broadcom ethernet works perfectly.

  • Pentium M 1.5ghz
  • 768mb RAM
  • 40gb HD
  • 14.1" SXGA+ (1400x1050) with Radeon 9000 (deleted ATI*.kext and modified a config file [dont remember which one] to get native LCD resolution)
  • Broadcom gigabit ethernet (only tested to 100mbit, no gigabit hardware. 100mbit is flawless though)

  • Applied the SSE3 -> SSE2 patch, iTunes, VLC, Adium, and AbiWord work flawlessly, albeit graphically not as responsive as the rest of the OS because of Rosetta.
  • Screen Savers do not work, and I do not know why.
  • Power Management (suspend) does not work...perhaps it was just not one of the things Apple included in the OSX86 developer build.
  • Battery meter works.
  • Dashboard works, but the animation is slow when you hit F12. Moving widgets is fine, and *THEIR* animations are fine, but the animation of them fading in when you hit F12 is very choppy.

Network Audio and Modem not working, also the Airport.

Dell Inspiron 700m


Boot up using a Linux LiveCD, and use "dd" to ghost the .IMG file back onto a partition

  • Method1: Use whole hard disk
    • dd if=./tiger-x86-flat.img of=/dev/hda bs=1M
  • Method2: Use a specific partition
    • dd if=./tiger-x86-flat.img of=/dev/hda2 ibs=512 skip=63 obs=1M


  • Pentium M at 1.6GHz, 512MB DDR, 20GB 4200RPM HD, DVD drive, Broadcom 440x NIC, Intel 855 Graphics
  • Pentium M @ 1.8 GHz, 512 MB DDR, 40 GB 5400RMP HD, CD+/-RW/DVD-ROM drive, Broadcom 440x NIC, Intel 855 Graphics


  • Got it to dual boot with XP by putting it on HDA2 and XP on HDA1 using Live CD and Grub boot loader.
  • For me: OS X on /dev/hda2, Windows XP on /dev/hda1, using Windows bootloader with C:\chain0="Mac OS X x86" entry in boot.ini (Get the chain0 from the Darwin 8.0.1 install CD)

Booting with platform=ACPI or platform=X86PC seems to speed things up a bit.

  • Intel 2200b/g wireless - FAIL.
  • Sleep - OK
  • SD Card Reader - FAIL. (no response when card inserted)
  • Wake from sleep - FAIL.
  • Fn+Volume up and down - OK.
  • Fn+Brightness up and down - OK.
  • iCal - OK.
  • Safari - crashes a lot.
  • iTunes - FAIL.

Otherwise system runs well.

I also got it working on a 700m with similar specs, had to use -x. Touchpad scroll, command keys also do not seem to work. Got it dual booting with Ubuntu (wiped out my Windows partition to install OSX) using dd.

Speed up a natively installed OS X installation

  • cd /System/Library/Extensions
  • sudo rm -rf AppleTPMACPI.kext
  • Restart ..now you don't have to use safe boot

Video Fix - run native @ 1280x800

edited by DJ Code Red

For 855GM Intel chipsets (Dell 700m has this for integrated video), you can modify the Info.plist of the to make it work properly

AppleIntel830.kext -> Info.plist Change the 0x25828086 to 0x35828086 in the 915 portion Remove the 0x35828086 from the 830 portion

AppleIntel830.kext -> Info.plist Change the 0x25828086 to 0x35828086 in the 915 portion

AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext -> Info.plist Change the 0x25828086 to 0x35828086

I modified AppleIntel830.kext->Info.plist and AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext against your instructions. does not work. It reported an error, said two packages not properly installed. ?! Any sugguestion?

Audio Fix
You'll need the Darwin 8.01 CD. Here's how:
1) Open terminal
2) Type:
sudo cp -rf /Volumes/[Name of your Darwin CD]/System/Library/Extensions/AppleAC97Audio.kext /System/Library/Extensions
(enter your password)
3) Restart ..now audio works

Fix to bypass Safe Mode
1) Ok, this is how to get rid of having to do -x:
cd /System/Library/Extensions
sudo rm -rf AppleIntel9*
2) Restart ..now you don't have to use safe boot

User 2

I have everything working, wireless, sound etc. I had to delete all ati*.kext files to get to boot without safe mode. -- Which wireless? I have Intel2200B/G and no luck. Wireless is probably the only thing keeping me from switching 100%. It is the Dell trumobile card, not the intel.

User 3

Followed all the stuff here and pretty much running 100% Running on second partition which was installed using dd if=./tiger-x86-flat.img of=/dev/hda2 ibs=512 skip=63. Dual booting XP (which was installed first) using the chain0 method. Had to turn on safe mode until all the files it suggests deleting above were deleted then it booted fine. Screen res, SSE2-SSE3 patch and wireless (although very flaky) up and running using the search fucntion in the forums here. Looks great!

User 4

Used straight up bootable DVD install of it on my 700m, cant figure out how to get the 1280X800 to work, sound doesnt work, wireless doesnt work(Using the Intel2200 A/B/G).


Installed the VMWARE Image.....worked fine. though had to use -x. Havent tried the wireless or ethernet yet. But will post soon I dont have the darwin cd and in no mood to download that too. so can somebody pls send me that kext from the darwin 8.01 cd to [email protected] Also the video fix works. I can send u the modified kext's if needed or give detailed instructions over IM. Oh ya and Dual booting with XP. Pls someone send me the sound kext if u got it working. My iTunes works perfect (USED THE SSE2 Patch) along with preview etc

EDIT Got Sound to work, battery to display simply removed safe boot and made all the graphic kext mods. Note if u make these modifications DONOT Also LAN and NET sharing works..................wow i love u steve jobs, the apple team, deadmoo, maxxus and evrybody else whose helping ppl out regarding MAC OSX86. Hmmmm though if i close my lid my desktop doesnot come back

cd /System/Library/Extensions
sudo rm -rf AppleIntel9*

Instead as the first guy said change 0x25828086 to 0x35828086

Dell Inspiron 1100

Method: dd'd the deadmoo image to the hard disk (secondary master on this machine)

Hardware: Celeron 2.0GHz, Intel 845GL graphics and chipset, 512MB memory, Broadcom BCM4400 ethernet

What Works: Sound, network, video (unaccelerated).

Graphics: If you get tiny 800x600xgreyscale graphics no matter what mode you set, don't waste days fiddling with OS X's video drivers. Instead, go into the machine's BIOS and set "UMA Memory" to 8MB instead of 1MB. The only catch now is that I can only boot into safe mode. Something is hanging the machine on boot in normal mode. I don't think it's related to the video chipset or drivers. I'll try to track down what's causing the hang soon. If you don't have the option of setting the UMA Memory to 8MB you need to update your BIOS to revision A29 or higher.

What doesn't work: USB. At least, not the mouse. Oddly enough, it looks like Darwin finds the mouse as the mouse's LED kicks on during boot, but by the time Aqua is loaded, it has shut off again. I'll try some other USB devices soon.

To get the USB mouse working, go into the "/System/Library/Extensions" delete the files "AppleFPMemDriver.kext" this seem to work on computer that have usb mouse problem.

I figured out how to fix not booting into safe mode: All you have to do, is delete all the drivers in /System/Library/Extensions/ that begin with AppleIntel. For some reason, it kept it hanging at startup once it started the login window and was about to load the GUI. -plasm

//**// This is my first Wiki Edit and my first install of OSx86 \\**\\

Edited by jer2eydevil88(atnospam)gmail.com if you have questions about my install.

I used Br0adbands patcher to modify the marklar-tiger.iso and booted right up off the disc. For some reason the installer DVD hates my laptop and the installer is greyscale because I have no video option for 1mb instead of 8mb.

Picture one of laptop screen h**p://img367.imageshack.us/img367/3924/screenieosx13ph.jpg

Picture two of entire laptop h**p://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1531/screenieosx28pp.jpg

And yes I did skip the dvd check after taking the pictures.

Specs Intel 2.4ghz P4 478pin 400mhz FSB 512mb ram 30gb hard drive Linksys 802.11g Wifi card that I'll update the status of as I get it going.

Update: I started a thread in the forum regarding my status and progress on getting things to work.

I purchased an 802.11g D-Link USB Adapter DWL-G122 Ver. b1 using the drivers supplied in the forums it works flawlessly as does the utility.


plasm here, I installed the generic DVD through VMware (mounting a physical image and using DaemonTools to mount the ISO, but its a native install not a virtual one). Install went smoothly, MUCH faster than the deadmoo image. Everything is working, except i had to do the same steps to make video work as the deadmoo image Only problem is the audio, but downloading the AppleAC97Audio.kext and doing a kextload will fix it. Installed the "10.4.3 update", makes it run even faster. --plasm :)

//**// I'm not sure if this will work the same for 1100 \\**\\

I got the video to work on my Inspiron 1150 by editing the kernel extension for the Intel internal graphics card as suggested on some other computers. I also installed the SSE3 patch and it worked.

I'm not sure if this will work the same on the 1100.

Dell Inspiron 1200

Method: Booted from the Generic Install DVD that had a bunch of patches and stuff included on it already. Used the disk utility to wipe the windows install that was on the drive already and reformatted it to apple journaling FS.

Hardware: Default lowest-end Inspiron 1200, with 256MB OCZ Ram added on for a total of 512MB.

Not working: USB (sorta, see below), Sound, Printing. Unsure of: wireless functionality, graphics capability. Video in VLC fullscreen is choppy. System fails to come alive after lid is closed.

Working: Pretty much everything else. Display running at 1024x768x32 (What it was on my windows install).

Comments: The disk utility detected my USB hard drive during installation, however no USB works anymore now that it's fully installed. I've installed no patches or further kext's myself as of yet. System seems to run fine and stable.

Update: USB works after turning off USB emulation in the bios, trashing AppleFPMemDriver.kext, and rebooting.

Sound works after doing the following: taking the AppleAC97Audio.kext from darwin, copying it to the /System/Library/Extensions/ directory. Then do: chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAC97Audio.kext and kextcache -k /System/Library/Extensions/ .

Dell Inspiron 4150

Method: My own dual boot installation method which has its own wiki page here:

Simple Dual Boot

Hardware: Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop, Mobile Pentium 4-M 1.7 GHz 512KB L2, 1GB DDR2100 CAS2 latency, 40GB 5400 rpm Hitachi/IBM hard drive, ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 16MB DDR running at 1024x768x24 with "Graphics Mode"="1024x768x24" boot time option for increased desktop interface rendering speed, 3Com 3C920 Integrated 10/100 NIC, Intel AC97 audio, Microsoft Blue Optical Mouse

Comments: From the very first install of the VMWare .img file to the bare drive everything works natively except the USB mouse for some reason (although it works with a USB > PS/2 adapter just fine) and the Lucent WinModem which I don't use anyway. Everything else is working just fine, NIC, sound, etc. No issues to speak of.

Working on creating an installer DVD just for this laptop but as of posting this wiki edit I still have no luck. Haven't installed the updated CoreGraphics patch either to remove/fix those visual glitches from the fading menus but I may do that on the next install.

Also, using the SpeedBoost I was told about I gained a huge jump in performance due to the CPU not constantly being pegged at close to 100%. And of course, the 24 bit mode for desktop color has it's own benefits.

bb 08/16/2005 8:37PM Eastern time

(Please forgive me if I'm missing some Wiki etiquitte on this post, as it is my first Wiki post ever!)

Hardware: Dell Inspiron 4150, Pentium 4-M 2.0 ghz, 512 mb DDR2100 RAM, 40GB HD, Radeon 7500 32MB graphics, Integrated 3C920, Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG (Centrino), Intel AC97 Audio, Synaptics Touchpad.

Installed worked flawlessly, machine booted without a hitch. OSX does not see the MiniPCI wireless card or the audio. Internal Touchpad works great. Windows and Alt keys feel swapped (Alt = Apple key, Windows key doesn't appear to be used). Processor does not support SSE3, so no Rosetta. Have not tried SSE2 patch, but will post results after testing.

Would love to do greater than 1024x768 resolution!!

rar 08/19/2005 12:01AM PDT

Dell Inspiron 5100

Hardware: Pentium 4 2.8Ghz, 512mb RAM, ATI Raeon Mobility 7500C 32mb (1024x768).

Installed on second windows partition... had to use WINGRUB to get partition to boot. Originally had HFS+ Error but realised it was due to skipping blocks once loaded image in VMWARE... bad idea, only skip= OUTSIDE vmware!

Had to remove ATI* from /Extensions... video would lock up right before login screen... maybe due to 32bit? Works fine with Vesa2.0 tho.

Had to copy the Darwin AC97 drivers across then add my device/vendor ID to every chunk in the contents... couldn't be bothered which exact one was required.

Runs lovely now.. just wish I had multiple-monitors hooked up.

Dell Inspiron 5100

Hardware: Pentium 4 2.4Ghz, 386mb RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility 7500c 32mb (1024x768).

I installed on a second partition that was created with diskpart using the af attribute, then coppied over to the partition using dd if=tiger.img of=//?/Device/Harddisk0/Partition2 bs=32256 skip=1 --progress. Took about 20mins or so, then I dual booted using the windows boot loader by downloading a chain0 file from the forums from around. Restarted and had to use -x and -v but works great otherwise, the op is fast and runs great, needed the patches though for sse3, but after that itunes works, the only thing i need is to get ac97 working but other wise it was easy.

Dell Inspiron 6150

Hardware: Pentium 4 Prescott With Hypethreading SSE2 SSE3 (2.8 Ghz), 512MB Ram, GeforceFX5200 64 MB (1024x768), Broadcom 4400 Ethernet, Sigmatel AC97 Audio (ICH4).

Method: dd'ed deadmoo's vmware image

Installed and booted perfectly. Unpatched it for re-enabling SSE3 support. First issues: Sound and video run slow. I tried all the possible methods for sound, including the vendor and id one. Finally got it working by editing /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist file,

I opened it at looked for the part that says: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>Whatever</string>

and replace the line just after <key>Kernel Flags</key> with <string>platform=X86PC</string>

I saved changes and i rebooted.Sound worked.But video... video seems to go slow, but if it is less than half of the size of the screen, runs ok.

Dell Inspiron 6000

Hardware: Pentium M 730 (1.6Ghz) 2MB L2, 1GB DDR2, 60GB 5400RPM Hitachi, Intel 915M graphics, WSXGA+ screen (1680x1050x32).

Install process: 1. Download image (tiger-x86-flat.tar.bz2). Unzip. Untar. Place image on root of C: drive in windows xp. it's on the /dev/sda1 partition (40GB) 2. Boot off Knoppix cd. Run cfdisk, change the type of the second partition (/dev/sda5) to "AF" Write changes to disk. 3. mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1 4. dd if=/mnt/sda1/tiger-x86-flat.img of=/dev/hda5 ibs=512 obs=1M skip=63 5. Wait. 6. Download the darwin boot thingy, and add the Mac OS X entry to the boot.ini file. 7. Reboot 8. Select Mac OS X from the list, OS X boots, all is good.

Notes: Screen cannot get higher than 1280x1024, and widescreen resolutions don't work.

Inspiron 6000 - User 2 Harware: Pentium-M 760 (2.0GHz) 2MB L2, 1GB DDR2, 60GB 7200RPM Hitachi, ATI x300 128MB graphics, WSXGA+ screen.

Original partitions 20GB and 36GB - Used Partition Magic to resize the 36GB partition to 30GB. Created a 6.0 GB partition between 20GB and 30GB partitions. Installed Ghost 2003 for XP. Set program to copy Ghost 2003 image from alt.binaries.comp on the 6GB drive. Computer restars, then copies image. Restarts XP, copies chain0 to C drive. Edit boot.ini. Reboot. Select Mac OS X from list - 20 seconds later, I'm up. Installed SSE3 to SSE2 patch 0.4.1. Everything is super stable. iTunes works. Ethernet works. I'm surfing the web! Nice!!

Inspiron 6000 - User 3 Hardware: Pentium-M 730 (1.6Ghz) 2MB L2, 512MB DDR2, 40GB 5400RPM Fujitsu, ATI x300 128MB graphics, WUXGA+ screen.

Successful installation using guide: Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate (See guides on this site.) Created a 6GB partion, dd image over to new drive. (Took over 2 hours) Copied chain0 file to root of C, edit'd boot.ini file. Reboot. Select Mac OSX and I'm golden! Also installed the latest SSE2 patch 0.4.1. Wired Network is connecting fine, no wireless. CD burning works, but only at 4x. iTunes, Safari and Mail all work. Downloaded Firefox and that works just fine as well.

Additional comments. Per the user forums here, I added "Graphics Mode"="1600x1200x32" to the com.apple.Boot.plist between the <string></string> section and I'm running at 16x12x32 no problem. Do a ?video before booting with options to get supported resolutions.

USB Mouse. Again, per the users forums, to get USB Mouse support for a Microsoft Intellimouse Optical, I use the -s boot option, wait for the command line then plug in the mouse. Type exit, and once I'm in OSX I have USB Mouse support. No scroll wheel or side buttons. But left and right work fine.

Inspiron 6000 - User 4 Hardware: Pentium-M 730 (1.6Ghz) 2MB L2, 1024MB DDR2, 60GB 7200RPM Fujitsu, ATI x300 64MB graphics, WSXGA+ screen Per the users above everything works. I loaded a sound driver that works. I downloaded the darwin cd from opensource.apple.com The x86 darwin iso. In the /system/library/extensions/appleAC97Audio.kext. What you do is open up a terminal and copy this folder into /system/library/extensions/ and then chmod it to 755 and make sure its ownership looks like the rest of the .kext files. Reboot and even the buttons on the front of the laptop work to control sound mute,up,down volume!!!!

Im using the generic dvd install. Comes pre patched for sse2.

Inspiron 6000 - User 5 Hardware: Pentium-M 730 (1.6Ghz) 2MB L2, 512MB DDR2, 40GB, ATI x300 64MB graphics, WXGA screen, 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write, Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915 Internal Wireless

I used a generic install DVD that came patched for SSE2. Mac OS X recognized my hard drive, CD/DVD burner, and ethernet right off the bat. I added the AppleAC97Audio kernel extension (discussed elsewhere on this site), after which sound worked perfectly.

I have been unable to use wireless, or to get my screen to run at native resolution (1280x800x32). I tried applying several of the modifications discussed on this wiki and on the forums to get 1280x800 enabled, but to no avail. Apple's System Profiler just lists my display as a "VGA-Compatible Controller" from ATI and says "No Kext loaded."

Dell Inspiron 8200

Method: Native boot, using dd tiger-x86-flat.img to a partition as described in the Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate. I'm dual-boot with linux, using Grub. Hit an "HFS+ Partition Error", but that was corrected by using fdisk to set the partition type to 'af'. CPU usage was pegged at 90% until I removee AppleTPMACPI.kext (as described in the Wiki "SpeedBoost" Guide). I encountered stability problems until I removed the *.otf fonts from /System/Library/Fonts.

Hardware: Dell Inspiron 8200, Intel Pentium 4 Mobility 1.6 GHz with SSE2 (no SSE3).

Comments: Have to boot into "Safe" mode using the "-x" option, otherwise I get a hang. Networking, built-in keyboard, and build-in touchpad work. External USB mouse I tried did not work, and sound so far does not work (have not tried the AC'97 fix described on the wiki)

Second User, update 2:

Hardware: I8200, [email protected],0G, Ati Radeon 9000 Mobility, UXGA Panel

Method: Native boot via "dd tiger-x86-flat.img ...", triple booting with Win XP and Ubuntu via Windows-Bootmanager or Grub.

Booting in regular mode. After removing AppleTPMACPI and applying SSE2-Patch V4 it runs impressively fast, Coreimage&Quartz Extreme not working though. Setting resolution to 1600x1200x32 at boot works fine. Sound works out of the box, keyboard, trackpad flawless, ITunes works, MS Office works as fast as it does on my PB, really cool !

Truemobile 1450 & 1150 are working via Darwin Workaround, though not with WPA yet. USB works with hiroya's hint. After that BT works using a D-Link DBT-120 USB-Dongle, USB Memory sticks work just fine.

Third User:

Hardware: Inspiron 8200 P4-M 2GHz, 512MB, 40GB, ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 video, 1600x1200 15", DVD/CD-RW, 3com 3c905 10/100 ethernet, D-Link 520 WLAN

Method: http://www.shuddertrix.90megs.com/wiki/index.php/Simple_Dual_Boot. Booted native OSx86 from tiger-x86-flat.img with dd. Ghost'ed original WinXP partition which is being restored as we speak onto second partition on disk. Will use Darwin bootloader if it works.

Experience: Had some trouble getting the Inspiron to boot after dd the tiger onto it. Removed power and battery and re-seated drive which made it boot fine. Can't change resolution in OS X, but will try bootloader method. Experience random crashes in Safari when going to pages like www.stuffit.com. Also crashed trying to connect to Windows fileserver. Maybe I need some patches?

Was not able to restore WinXP partition due to errors on drive. Replaced drive and reinstalled OS X using dd first, then Windows XP onto the rest of the disk. Booted with 98 disk to run fdisk and set OS X partition active for dual boot.

Patched OS X using Maxxus v0.4.1 patch ISO and Safari, iTunes etc works flawlessly now. Wireless not supported. Edited boot parameters to start OS X in 1600x1200x32 mode. Sound ok. Network ok. Video ok. CD/DVD-ROM ok. Firewire ok. USB and IRDA not tested yet. Floppy not tested yet. Automatically mounts XP partition for read-access. Speed seems fine.

Thanks to deadmoo and maxxus and this forum and wiki. Excellent job people!

fourth user (updated):


  • Inspiron 8200, P4-M (SSE2), 2GHz, 512MB, 40GB Hitachi_DK23EB, ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 64MB, UXGA 1600x1200
  • Chipset: i845D Rev 04
  • Southbridge: 82801CAM (ICH3-M)
  • BIOS: A08 12/10/2002
  • Sound: Intel 82801CA/CAM AC'97
  • Network: 3Com 3C920 (10/100)
  • Firewire: Internal 1394
  • PCMCIA: PCI-4451 CardBus
  • USB: Intel 82801CA/CAM (2482, 2487)


  • dd tiger-x86-flat.img, dualboot with XP, all done within XP (no VMware, linux-boot)
  • boot with -x, delete AppleTPMACPI.kext
  • maxxuss v0.4
  • delete System/Library/Extensions/AppleFPMemDriver.kext to get USB working

Running System: Hardware:

  • native boot with platform=X86PC
  • 1024x768 (by choice)
  • sound working
  • ethernet working
  • touchpad / "stick" working
  • keyboard working
  • CD Working, CD-Burn not tested, DVD-Player NOT (yet) WORKING
  • USB-mouse


  • Inluded software (ITunes, mail, safari)
  • XBench (ca 27)
  • Windows Media Player
  • MSN Messenger
  • Firefox
  • DeerPark Alpha (intelmac)
  • Microsoft Office 2004 (Word, Excel, Endourage, Powerpoint)
  • Poisoned (P2P)
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2


  • resize/expand MAC Partition
  • get USB working done! see installation
  • wait for gfx card driver solution

thx to all you guys and big KUDOS to deadmoo, maxxuss and specially to the guys who will get the gfx-card drivers working! ;-)

Dell Inspiron 8500

Method: Native Boot. DD'd to main hard drive from tiger-x86 vmware image from my iPod via Ubuntu Live-CD

Hardware: Intel Pentium 4-M 2.4GHz, Intel 845M Chipset, 1024MB RAM, 60GB Hard Drive, 64MB Nvidia GeForce4 4200Go, Broadcom BCM4400 Ethernet, Intel Pro/2200BG Wireless Ethernet, Sigmatel C-Major Audio.

Comments: Flawless, easy install. Boots very quickly (<20 seconds). Working great in 1280x1024x32, if anyone knows how to make it run at full 1680x1050x32 res, I'll be a very happy man ;). Sound and Wired Ethernet work great, but wireless is unsupported and thus doesn't even get detected. Patched using the SSE2 stuff and rosetta is now also working like it should. USB is only half working. USB2 based hard drives are working perfectly, but USB mice and keyboards (Ones on the HCL) aren't working at all.

Update: Now Triple-booting with Windows XP and Debian Linux using the Grub boot loader.

Update2: Booted natively from hacked DVD. Installed fine w/ any problems at all.

Dell Inspiron 8600

Method: Native dual-booting with WinXP
Hardware: Pentium-M 1.7GHz, 512Mb RAM, Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo.
Installation Method: Used VMWare image and added second vmware hard drive which pointed directly at a partition. Then used DD to copy the drive.

If you goto /System/Library/Extensions/ and remove the ATIRadeon9700GLDriver.bundle/ directory, you no longer need to boot in safe mode. Sound/NIC work, maximum resolution using the standard non-accelerated driver is 1600x1200x24. <p> USB mouse works by performing the following;
1) Make sure USB mouse is unplugged.
2) Boot into safe mode.
3) At the prompt, plug in your USB mouse.
4) Type 'exit' to let the system boot into full mode.

Dell Inspiron 8600

Method: Native boot (ubuntu version)

Hardware: Pentium-M 1.6GHz, 512MB RAM, Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo.

Comments: Posting from OSx86 :D, so ethernet/internet works fine. Runs pretty fast but I have to safe boot, so there's no graphics acceleration.

Dell Inspiron 8600

Method : Native Boot (ubuntu) Hardware: Pentium-M 1.6ghz, 768mb RAM, Geforce 5200togo.

Comments: Works like an absolute dream! It boots faster than XP (roughly 15 seconds from Darwin), and seems very stable. Ethernet/USB are supported fully, so no probs with surfing the net. The resolution is locked to 1024 and 60hz, which isn't too bad and certainly usable. I've also tried a native install on a p4 3ghz system, and the laptop owned it!!!! Just wish I had SSE3.


Dell Inspiron 8600 (2)

Method : Native Boot (using Suse 9.2 linux to install, and using it's grub bootloader) Hardware: Pentium-M 1.7ghz, 2GB RAM, Geforce 5200togo.

Comments: I used suse linux and dd (takes a few minutes) to copy the tiger-x86 image to a primary partition. I had my drive partitioned as follows: hda1:Win Xp, hda2: AF format hda4: linux swap hda5: reiserfs (hda3: extended). I did a fresh install of suse to allow os x to boot (hda,0,1 chainloader +1, image type: other) All three operating systems work! Windows XP, OSX, and Suse Linux. OS X runs in 1024x768, which isn't bad. The speed is very fast. Wireless card is detected, but won't work with networking. Sound works for me! It booted normally, without the need for safe mode. --

You can go upto 1280x1024 @60hz by passing "Graphics Mode"="[email protected]" during boot process.

As mentioned above it's stable and works pretty fast. NO sound or Wireless. Until audio + wireless + screen resolution are fixed I wouldn't call it practical for daily use

Dell Inspiron 8600 (3)

Method: deadmoo image non-linux install, dual boot with existing Win XP partition, and using the Windows Bootloader.

Hardware: Dell Inspiron 8600, Pentium-M 1.4Ghz, 512MB Ram, 40GB Hard Drive, Geforce5200togo, Sigmatel Audio, On-Board Lan, Centrino Wireless.

Comments: Applied Rosetta patches for SSE3->SSE2, iTunes works, Sigmatel audio works 100%, Wired Lan works, no wireless, no graphics acceleration. USB Mouse works, could only work when it was plugged in at the login screen, safe-mode & non-safe mode, took a few minutes to initialise and start working.

There is a solution for that which also gets the scroll to work. Just follow the instructions on this link: http://www.notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=102382&page=18&pp=15

Or go to /System/Library/Extensions and delete AppleFPMemDriver.kext

It works!! Even the scroll wheel.

Dell Inspiron 9100

(Note: The Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 are the same base model.)

Method: deadmoo image, dual boot with existing Win XP partition.


  • Dell Inspiron 9100
  • i865 Chipset
  • P4 3.4Ghz HT & SSE3
  • 1GB PC3200
  • 60GB Hitachi Drive
  • ATI Radeon Mobility 9800 Pro
  • AC97 and Broadcom Lan.

Comments: No video acceleration 1600x1200 max res. No wireless. Otherwise working well.

Dell Inspiron 9200

Method: Native boot, using dd tiger-x86-flat.img to a partition using Gentoo Live CD. dual-boot with WinXP, using Grub.

Hardware: Dell Inspiron 9200:

    * Intel Centrino 1.6 GHz with SSE2
    * ATI Radeon 9700 Mobility
    * 17" with Native 1400x900 Max Resolution
    * AC'97 Audio builtin
    * Intel PRO/100 VE network
HCL: What Works:
    * LAN (Ethernet)
    * ATI Graphics Card(in VESA mode @ 1024x768x32). removed /System/Library/Extensions/ATIRadeon*.kext to boot without -x switch)
    * AC'97 Audio (Only when I was able to run without -x ie, normal mode)
    * SSE3->SSE2 patches to run PPC Apps in RosettaSSE3 and PPC Application (ie, iTunes, VLC, FireFox PPC Version though they crash 
      occasionally) via Rosetta
What does not work:
    * Wireless - There are rumors about freebsd NDIS Wrapper for windows drivers hack .. still nothing concrete though



    * ATI Graphics Card (the CORE drivers do not work. It just hangs at boot time. If I force using "Graphics Mode"="[email protected]" 
      It will boot but I would get barely readable graphics. Very corrupted indeed..Unusable). But it works just fine if I force 
      VESA mode as stated above
What I haven't tried yet:
    * CD/DVD
    * USB
    * FireWire

I will update this space when I get around to testing those and if I find solutions to the not working areas.


Dell Inspiron 9300

Method: deadmoo image, triple boot with WinXP and Suse 9.3 (tried dd'ing in XP just doesnt work, dd'd in Suse and I had OSX up in minutes).

Hardware: 1.6 Ghz Pentium M, 1 GIG Ram, 80GB hard disk, dvd+-rw, ATI X300 Mobility Radeon, AC97, Broadcom Lan.

Comments: In VESA video, no wireless, everything else fine and BLAAZING FAST.

Method: deadmoo image, Dual Boot with XP and grub.

Hardware: 1.7 Ghz Pentium M, 1 GIG Ram, 60GB hard disk, cd+-rw, NVIDIA 6800 Go, AC97, Intel 2200 BG wireless, Broadcom Lan.

Comments: 1024x768 maximum resolution, no wireless (i'll try to fix this), usb doesn't work for the moment, very fast!

Method: deadmoo image, Triple boot (SourceMage, XP, OSX) with Grub

Hardware: 1.86 Ghz Pentium M, 1 GIG Ram, 80GB hard disk (SATA), dvd-rw, NVIDIA 6800 Go, AC97, Intel 2200 BG Wireless, Broadcom Lan.

Comments: 1280x1024x32 max res, no wireless yet, bluetooth works, usb works, ultra fast!

Confirmed: Hardware: 1.6 Ghz Pentium M, 756MB Ram, 80GB hard disk, dvd, ATI X300, Intel 2200 BG wireless, Broadcom Lan. Dual boot: XP on partition 1, OSX86 on Partition 2. Failed to boot after DD, had to turn off all devices in bios, boot successfull, reabled all devices in bios, perfect reboot now. No USB, No wireless, front vol control button works, Roseta works after SSE3 to SSE2 patch; everything else is fast.

Mouse fix: Boot to OSX with no USB mouse, after normal boot, plug in mouse, 1 of 2 of my usb mouse works using this method.

      • revised for release 1 DVD

Method: Got the DVD torrent, patched it with new release 1 and installed on second drive running on USB 15gb mac partition, with seperate NTFS partition for WinXP backup and also a FAT32 partition for file swapping between XP and OSx

Hardware: Dell 9300 1.73MHz 2GB Dual ram, 256mb Nvidia, 2915 wireless, broadcom ethernet

Dual boot: Physically put a drive internal into laptop for OSx installation, then transferred to USB case, and later transferred this to second internal hard drive bay. My Xbench internal was 47, same drive in USB case was 39. Installed XP on (another drive) the main hard drive which I leave as primary internal. Works a treat. Xbench increased to 56 after the 10.4.3 patch was applied. Also running Nvidia Alpha1 patch.

Applications: working and actively using Itunes, Microsoft office, Iwork etc Comments: I love it! Still running in low res though and wired internet only. Hopefully get nvidia driver and wireless driver soon.

         I am a consumer, I WILL PURCHASE the commercial product for whatever machine I have at the time a future version gets released.

The rev 1 dvd applies the USB and sound issues, both work.

Dell Inspiron XPS

(Note: The Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 are the same base model.)

Method: Markler dmg/iso with patch, burned to a CD.


  • Pentium 3.4ghz HT(SSE3)
  • 1gb PC-3200 RAM
  • Radeon 9700 Mobility
  • Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet
  • Broadcom 1350 Wireless b/g
  • Sigmatel C-Major Audio
  • Touchpad and pointer stick


  • Everything except those noted in partial and not working.
  • USB Mouse (Logitech MX510), touch pad, and pointer stick. No individual settings for each.
  • Firewire

Partially Working:

  • Sigmatel C-Major Audio works, but is choppy and cuts out during playback in iTunes(PPC) and Quicktime(Intel). When the laptop first came out, the drivers for Windows XP had the same choppy playback. A driver update fixed the problem for Windows. User Alexia speculates that the Sigmatel C-Major audio chip has a flawed AC97 implementation.
  • Radeon 9700 Mobility(No hardware accelerated drivers obviously. VESA 2.0 mode.)

Not Working:

  • Sleep - It seems to turn off the hard drive and some other power management parts of the laptop, but the LCD and fans stay on.

--Alexia 17:47, 5 November 2005 (CST)

Dell Latitude C640

1) Deadmoo's image over samba using a Knoppix CD.
2) Boot into single user mode (-s)
3) Reset passwords
4) rm /System/Library/Extensions/AppleTPMACPI.kext

Hardware: Pentium 4 - M 2.0GHz, 256MD DDR SDRAM, ATI Radeon 7500

Comments: Everything works, short of of the standard stuff: Safari (Crashes on like 1/2 of every website), iTunes (No SSE3 = No Rosetta), and the menus scramble around the edges when they fade out. Also, I've noticed that on long drop down boxes (time-zone selection, for example) the items are all messed up... when you mouse over each item it will redraw and be fine, though. The Radeon is running with VESA 2.0, no Quartz Extreme.

Update: Patched mach_kernel and CoreGraphics with the files from The_Archive. Rosetta seems to be working, iTunes loads, and plays fine. Tested music shares over a network, everything is perfect. Safari still crashes... but instead of simply closing like it used to, it now invokes a kernel panic. Menus no longer scramble when they fade, drop-down boxes are still pooched when you hit the scroll up\down buttons.

Update 2: Safari is now functional. Instructions are located at Tips_And_Tricks

Update 3: Got my Dell Truemobile 1350 working... wireless Internet!!!

Update 4: iTunes 5.0 works perfectly fine (although they didn't compile it as a universal binary... bastards). I expanded my 6GB deadmoo image to 13GB. I have it dual booting with Windows XP. GarageBand and MS Office work find. I got my battery timer working, I had to rewrite the driver for it... here's the link: http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?act=ST&f=11&t=2237&st=0#entry14573

Dell Latitude C640

Hardware: P4 2.4 G 256MB DDR ATI 7500 10gig Belkin USB Wireless

Method: Native Patched DVD

1. Installed (without developer tools) in about 20 minutes. Booted fine. 2. No sound, No USB, everything else worked fine. Safari, iTunes, Preview, MS Word and Excel. 3. Removed AppleFPmem.kext, rebooted and USB works, Belkin USB wifi working 4. Installed Maxx sound patch, rebooted and sound now working. 5. Changed "Graphics Mode"="1024x768x24" better video performance now, genie effect is smooth

This is a very good setup. With only 256M of memory, barely have any spinning beach balls!

Dell Latitude C840


  • Pentium 4 M 2Ghz
  • 512MB DDR RAM
  • GeForce4 440 Go 32MB
  • 3Com 3C920 Ethernet (3C905SC-TX Compatible)
  • Intel 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller
  • DELL TrueMobile 1150 Wireless Mini PCI Card

40GB Harddisk (3 partition)

  • Windows XP (10GB)
  • MacOSX x86 (7GB)
  • Other Data (20GB+)

1) Using Deadmoo's image downloaded to external harddisk.
2) dd using Windows XP into 7GB's partition (tooks almost 2 hours dd'ed from external HDD thru USB 2.0)
3) Boot MacOSX x86
4) Configure dual-boot using boot.ini + chain0 method
5) Patch the OSX with Maxxuss' 0.5 patch, removing AppleTPMACPI.kext and speed optimization
6) Download and install Darwine


  • Video (GeForce4 440 32M) - WORKS without acceleration, limited to 1024x768
  • Sound (Intel 82801CA/CAM AC'97) - WORKS, produced stereo sound
  • USB - WORKS after quick fix after removing the .kext file
  • Networks (3Com 3C920) - WORKS
  • Wireless (DELL Truemobile - will be update) - detected, but NOT WORK
  • Firewire - UNTESTED cos no device to test. Should be okey cos it detected in networking list.
  • CD-RW - WORKS, but burning UNTESTED - will be update
  • ISSC-based Bluetooth USB dongle - WORKS, now can use GPRS to bluetooth's nokia
  • PCMCIA port (Texas Instruments PCI-4451) - WORKS

Everything works fine. Play the MacOSX for 2 days without booting into windows! Will be update soon. Current project, installing Darwine, to run Windows apps into OSX.

Dell Latitude D400

Method : Deadmoo's image => partition

Hardware : Pentium-M 1.5Ghz, 1GB, Intel 855GM graphic chipset

Video: Works, need to change x25828086 to x35828086 in System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext/Contents/Info.plist. Then mv all other AppleIntel* kexts out of the Extensions directory. Sound: Works Wired Ethernet: Works Wireless: Working with the solution found on this board for Broadcom chip Bluetooth: Not working

Dell Latitude D410

Method : tiger-x86-flat.img => windows dd to second partition


System: Pentium-M 1.86Ghz, 1GB - ok
Video: Intel 915 - ok
Sound: sigmaTel C-Major - ok
Wired Ethernet BCM5755: not working, but leds are blinking
Wireless: Intel 2200BG - not working
Bluetooth: ok
USB: Intel 82801FB (UHCI) - partially working
Cardbus: Texas Instruments pcixx21/x515 - not working

video: works "out of the box", shadow problems disappeared after 0.4 Maxxuss patch. I didn't yet get QE to work, see http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=889
network: I tried loading AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext for the Broadcom network nic, it did load successfully but I can't get the interface to show up in the control panel or as en0 in ifconfig. update: It turned out that there's no driver.. see http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=1357
usb: After loading the AppleOpticalMouse kext the mouse started blinking, but didnt work - strange! By the way: kextload -i -t <*.kext> is cooler, it loads modules interactively.

Photoshop cs 2 -> Rosetta rocks with SSE2 patch! Office 2004 iTunes and every app included in the img Chess works with QE

--donfelipe 26 Aug 2005

Dell Latitude D505

Method: Deadmoo's image => Partition via VMWare over LAN => Maxxuss 0.4.1 via VMWare => Native

Hardware: Pentium-M 1.6GHz, 512MB DDR RAM, Intel 855GM graphics

Everything works (including Safari and iTunes), including QE [check edit 2]. Wireless will not work, and if enabled in the BIOS kernel_task will eat up as much CPU as it can [edit 1]. USB drives will hotplug. Change the time to GMT, otherwise you'll have an hour's difference between XP and OSX.

This was a b*tch to get working. Thanks to others posting who have similar hardware but different setups running.

Turn off MiniPCI and wireless in the BIOS. For some reason, this stops the kernel_task eating CPU, and then everything is amazingly quick when we go native.

First, I booted from a Kanotix live CD in VMWare with my physical hdd as HD1, and mounted the Deadmoo image over the network. I dd'd this to a partition on the drive. Now the fun part. It won't boot native yet, so make a new boot.ini entry for chain0. Boot the virtual machine again with the physical drive, and boot into Mac OS X (don't need any options). Change the curtis password, root password ('passwd root' on a terminal) and add a new account if you want.

Get to /System/Library/Extensions and delete (or move) all Intel915 kexts (leave the Intel830 kexts there for QE, see edit 2). I also moved Apple16x80Serial.kext and the three AppleUSB* kexts, all ATI*, and all *PCCard* kexts (may not actually have to remove any of these). Most importantly, remove all IOFirewire* kexts, otherwise the system won't get very far at all. I also removed AppleTPMCPA.kext

To get rid of the graphics glitches, I patched with Maxxuss's 0.4.1, installing the kernel and all three patched files.

I edited AppleIntelInternalGraphics.kext/Contents/Info.plist to get the graphics working. Change the IOPCIMatch string to 0x35828086.

For good measure, open a terminal and touch /System/Library/Extensions/. This should make Mac OS reload all necessary kexts, rather than using a cached version. If you want to make certain, delete /System/Library/Extensions.mkext and Extensions.cache.

Now we can try a native boot. The first reboot will take forever, but in theory you should get the blue startup screen with a mouse cursor. I kept moving the mouse about, and eventually got a login box [this may be different if MiniPCI is disabled]. No username and password work here, so just reboot. This next boot will be much faster, and will log in just the same as the first time in VMWare.

Voila! Working native Mac OS X Tiger, with working sound and wired networking.

Remember to do a Repair Permissions with Disk Utility

MrV, 29 Aug 2005.

-Edit 1 Fixed kernel_task burning up CPU by turning off MiniPCI in the BIOS. Very odd, but everything goes like stink now.

-Edit 2 QE will work, but the method is a little strange. If you boot into OSX from cold, the drivers will not load correctly and the display will corrupt badly. If you first boot into Windows, then reboot into OSX everything works perfectly, including QE. If you don't want or need QE, remove the Intel830 kexts from /System/Library/Extensions/. OSX will use the plain 2D drivers instead.

-Edit 3 ACPI works, so you will get a battery monitor etc. Don't bother editing the Boot.plist or adding platform=X86PC to the Darwin boot prompt.

MrV, 30 Aug 2005.

Dell Latitude D510

Method : Deadmoo's image => partition

Hardware : Pentium-M 1.6Ghz, 512MB DDR2 RAM, Intel 915GMS graphic chipset (GMA900!)

Comments : Everything seems to work, from the Ethernet to the sound! The only problem is with the transparency, it's a bit borked around the alpha'd image, like the guy with his borked graphics somewhere up in this page, but only around the windows. Can't use my keyboard correctly, I can't open the International Panel.

--Gobelet 3:22p, 16 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Dell Latitude D600

Method: After breaking my MBR with PartitionMagic, DDed deadmoo's image using the Windows port of DD and the chain0 file. Ran the Maxxus SSE2 patch three times before I finally got it to work without killing the OS x86 installation.


  • Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz
  • 40GB Toshiba 5200 RPM HDD
  • DVD/CD-RW Drive
  • Broadcom 57xx Gigabit NIC
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2200 B/G MiniPCI card
  • Conexant modem
  • Alps touchpad and track stick devices
  • ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 32MB
  • Ports : 1 Serial, 1 Parallel, 2 USB 2.0, 1 O2Micro PCMCIA


  • Deleted all ati*.kext files to get 1400x1050x32 working on the display. Edited the com.Apple.boot.plist file to make it boot into SXGA+ every time.
  • I had to run the Maxxus SSE2 patch three times. I finally ran it with Y on the first question, 3 on the second, and N on the last one (the extra TPM patch). Otherwise, it would freeze and kill the OS x86 install, forcing me to reimage the entire thing.
  • I deleted the AppleFPMemDriver.kext, which allowed my USB wireless mouse to function correctly.
  • The PCMCIA Compact Flash adapter I use as a jump drive/floppy disk was also easily recognized.
  • After running the Maxxus patch, I installed the Apple software for my iPod, and iTunes recognized it easily.
  • Installed StuffIt Expander 8.0 and MS Office 2004 without incident, as well.
  • Trying to use PartitionMagic on my laptop's hard drive (which, therefore, is its boot volume), was a really bad idea. It took me the better part of twelve hours to get it to the point where the Windows XP CD would recognize my XP installation and perform a repair install. It's still a little janky.
  • I bluescreened twice when DDing deadmoo's image on three separate occasions. The first time, I re-DDed it. The second time, I tried booting into OS x86 anyhow (since it was a re-image), and it worked. The third time, I tried booting into OS x86, but it gave a CPU failure error in verbose mode and shut off my computer.
  • Ethernet works, although I have to reboot my laptop to renew the IP address (if I'm not plugged in when I boot the computer)
  • Wireless, of course, doesn't work at all. I'm thinking about getting a USB wireless adapter...
  • Modem isn't detected at all, although in the Network Preferences pane, it does see my serial port.
  • OS X recognizes my optical drive is capable of burning CDs, although I haven't yet tried to do so.
  • Recently, I had kernel panic twice in a row, although that may have something to do with my laptop's motherboard having severe problems..

Dell Latitude D600

Method: DD'd .IMG file via Knoppix over 10/100baseT LAN

Hardware: Pentium M at 1.6GHz, 256MB DDR, 20GB 4200RPM HD, DVD/CD-RW drive, Broadcom gigabit NIC, ATI Radeon 9200 mobile

Comments: Dell screws with these things by adding a FAT16 partition at the start of the drive. If you do one of these, make sure that you delete that partition first, THEN use DD to write the image to the drive. This'll leave you with enough room left over on the drive to make a nice swap disk/data drive.

Sound works, USB 2 works, Ethernet works, video works quite nicely. The OS boots in about 20 seconds (it's nearl as fast as BeOS 5 VIMBA on a PII-300) and Safari borks itself on launch, as does iTunes (no SSE3), but iCal seems to work okay. I haven't tested the built-in wireless; I'll do that when I get to work.


The wireless card on the motherboard fails to work. If you're using this, get an Airport card.

--Takeshi Dojaku 10:15, 12 Aug 2005 (CDT)


Update (October 1st, 2005, 5:04 PM CST):

CD burning works quite nicely through Disk Utility. Wireless works with the updated drivers. USB works nicely (tested with a 200GB LaCie external hard drive). Video is giving me issues - I can't switch resolutions out of 1024x768 to play older games like EV Nova.

The SSE3 - SSE2 patch worked WONDERFULLY on this.


--Takeshi Dojaku 5:06, 1 Oct 2005 (CDT)

Dell Latitude D600

Method: Just say no to VMware. Native install is the only way to go. Used the DD method on Unbuntu Live CD and deadmoo's image.

Hardware: Dell Latitude D600, 1.6 GHz Pent M. 1 gig of Ram. Radeon 9000 Mobility.

Comments: Normal boot works better than safe boot. Faster than my current G4 Powerbook. No iTunes and I guess no software installs due to SSE2. Safari craps out when I go to mozilla page and a bunch of other pages. Havn't figured that out yet. Sounds works, Video works perfect.

-No network drivers

Dell Latitude D600

Method: Gentoo DD Install of deadmoo's image, triple booting with XP and Gentoo using Grub chainloading

Hardware: Dell Latitude D600, 1.6 GHz Pentium M, 1 GB RAM, Radeon 9000 Mobility, Broadcom Tigon3 NIC


* SSE3->SSE2 on the Tips_And_Tricks page works fine, iTunes works (and updates!)
* Firefox runs =)
* Apparently the Safari bug is fixed by the SSE3->SSE2 patch
* Sound/Video/NIC works
  * You have to get rid off all the ATI*kext in your /System/Library/Extensions directory in order to 
    get the full 1400x1050x32 (this forces VESA mode).  
    This also means you don't have to use the -x flag for safe mode bootup.
  * Even the little volume control buttons work =)
  * http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=1263&st=0
* No luck with sleep/resume.

Dell Latitude D600

Method: DD'd .IMG file via Windows DD via usb HDD

Hardware: Pentium M at 1.6GHz, 1GB DDR, 60GB 5400RPM HD, DVD/CD-RW drive, Broadcom gigabit NIC, ATI Radeon 9200 mobile

Comments: Screen resolution in 1400x1050, dell wireless 1400 working, aim working, itunes works, msoffice 2k4 works. 3d Hearts Deluxe demo works

Not Working: usb mouse, 100/1000 broadcom ethernet

Change Username/Password

1. startup single user mode with -s
2. /sbin/fsck -fy
3. /sbin/mount -uw /
4. mv /var/db/netinfo/local.nidb /var/db/netinfo/local.old
5. rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
6. restart

1400x1050 resolution 1. delete ATI named extension files in the extensions folder
2. open terminal
3. sudo pico /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
4. add <key>Graphics Mode</key>
5. add <string>1400x1050x32</string>
6. reboot

Wireless 1. find link in forum for AppleAirPort2.bz2 and foo.c (missing functions)
2. extract AppleAirPort2
3. open terminal
4. sudo gcc_select 4.0
5. sudo chown -R root:wheel ./AppleAirPort2
6. sudo cp -r ./AppleAirPort2 /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirPort2.kext/Contents/MacOS/
7. sudo kextload -t /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAirport2.kext
it should say Extension Loaded, if not then you did something wrong, i had to start from scratch again and it worked the 2nd time around, rebooted and then the wireless icon shows up on the top taskbar

Dell Latitude D600

Method : Used Diskpart to create the HFS+ partition and then used Windows DD HERE to duplicate the tiger-x86-flat.img file to the partition.

Booting method : Used the Chain0 file from the developer kit that can be found HERE. (Place Chain0 at the root of your Windows partition, and add the line C:\chain0="Mac OS x86" to your C:\boot.ini file).

Hardware : Pentium M at 1.6GHz, 512MB DDR, 60GB 5400RPM HD, DVD/CD-RW drive, Broadcom Gigabit NIC, ATI Radeon 9200 mobile.

Comments : All default apps including iTunes work. Default ethernet works ! Buttons to adjust volume and power work, as well as the "fn" key.

Not Working : Logitech MX500 USB mouse.

[USB mouse works (for me) removing AppleFPMemDriver.kext -- ap 2005-09-12]

[^ Thank you, will try as soon as I get it working again. Trying to add a D: drive before DDing was my problem, will try again the good old fashioned way, and then hope that I can add it without major fuckups. -- Original Author]

Dell Latitude D600

Same guy as the one right above this. I reinstalled with the generic DVD install; it was so much easier! I had some minor glitches where I thought that it wouldn't work (the file sizes were off), but when I burned the DVD (I'm stubborn) the file sizes went back to normal and it worked fine.

HOWEVER: Default internet does NOT work. I don't credit this to the DVD method as I had previously redone the dd method and internet didn't work. I am trying to make it work, but it doesn't seem like it will be easy. Oh well, I really just wanted to see if I could do it in a different way :P.

EDIT: I got internet to work! I was using a cat 5 cable that my laptop didn't like (but my desktop had no problem with...?). I recommend the DVD install to everyone; it is harder to make the DVD than to do the install with dd, but in the long run, what's cooler than an OSx86 install DVD?

Dell Latitude D610

Method: dd and slackware boot.

Hardware: Dell Latitude D610, 2.0 GHz Pent M, 1 gig of Ram, Radeon Mobility X300.

Works: SATA, IDE, Graphics in 1400x1025 (VESA), Sound, Bluetooth(Detected atleast)

Fails to work: USB, LAN card (pciid 14e4:1677 Broadcom BCM5751), WLAN (pciid 8086:4220 - Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG/Dell Wireless 1450 Dual Band WLAN MiniPCI Card -awen), PCMCIA/PcCard, ACPI (Rebooting, sleeping, shuting down results in hanging.)

Comments: Normal boot works fine, with the hardware limitation. All in all, a really wonderful OS.

[USB works fine for me once applefpmemdriver.kext is removed. -ashandore 9/24] [Wireless works using the Belkin f5d7050 usb adapter and ralink rt2500 driver - ashandore 9/27]

Dell Latitude D800

I used a Bart PE boot CD with network support. I connected to a drive on my network and then used the Forensic Acquisition Utilities DD to write the deadmoo image from the network drive to the PhysicalDrive0. I installed a few patch/hacks since Safari kept crashing and I installed the SSE3 to SSE2 emulator. Audio worked immediately. I was able to do the "1280x1024x32" hack as well. The native resolution is "1920x1200" but I wasn't able to go that high.

The built-in Dell TrueMobile 1300 wireless NIC isn't recognized, but the Broadcom 100baseT is.

Problems I have seen: any snapshot utility distorts the colors, adding a blue tint. I'll try this again as 1024x768, but it definitely happened in 1280x1024. The Preview app doesn't preview any of the screen captures I made using SnapZ Pro or Constrictor, which otherwise worked.

Dell Latitude X300

Method: dd and ubunto boot

Hardware: Dell Latitude X300, 1.2 GHz Pent M, 384 MB RAM, Intel 82852/82855 Graphics

Works: Video, Bluetooth, LAN, Sound, Video, Wireless

Fails: Sleep, Resume

Comments: - Need to remove from /System/Library/Extension--> ATI* and AppleTPM - Video (3582) should be moved into AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics from 830 to 915 (see forum) - AppleIntel915* remains on /System/Library/Extension

edited: No need of "-x", sound now works, Video now supported, no QE neither CoreImages

edited2: Wireless works!!! Use the patched AppleAirport2 driver found at the forum. Just copy to the proper directory and reboot as manually kextload doesn't work. The same driver should work for many recent Dell laptops (Dell 1450 WLAN).

edited3: Same results with a Bender Patched DVD :)

edit4: QE works if you use the Darwin 8.0.1 drivers and boot into XP before booting into OS X: rm all AppleIntel* drivers from /System/Library/Extensions cp the AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext into /System/Library/Extensions go into that bundle and edit Info.plist so that the IOPCIMatch key has the 0x35828086 string cp the AppleIntel830* drivers into /System/Library/Extensions chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/* chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/* rm /System/Library/Extensions.mkext rm /System/Library/Extensions.kextcache reboot into windows XP and then reboot into OS X - you should have QE Support

using platform=ACPI on boot starts the power management stuff, but doesnt seem to be fully working yet.

Dell Optiplex GX240

P4 1.5GHz, 512Mb RAM, 20Gb WD IDE Disk, ATI Graphics (think it is a Rage Pro).

Works but is slightly unstable. Installed using CentOS4.1 onto /dev/hda3 (8Gb partition of 20Gb disk). Added boot config to /boot/grub/grub.conf - booted first time, no problems.

For the record, installing using "tar -jOxf tiger-x86.tar.bz2 tiger-x86/tiger-x86-flat.img | dd of=/dev/hda3 bs=512 skip=63" worked a treat but did take over an hour.

Issues so far

Safari works fine for google and some simple websites, but [www.mozilla.org], [www.skype.com/download] and anything with (I suspect) flash or fancy content crashes it, consistently.

Suspend / Sleep just crashed the OS, power-button reset job!

Skype doesn't work, it attempts to load, then fails with no error. Firefox installed, but won't load, again no (unfriendly) errors reported.

It's a bit slow, but the graphics card has only 16Mb of VRAM, and the processor isn't the quickest, so I wasn't expecting much!

Overall, useable for testing out, but not for real-world yet, good work all the same.

Dell OptiPlex GX270

Method: Native install using Deadmoo's image dd'ed to drive from Ubuntu Linux (dual boot)

Hardware: Dell Optiplex GX270, 2.4Ghz P4 (SSE2). 512MB of Ram. i855 graphics (requires you do remove the i830 kexts to boot correctly). Intel e1000 ethernet. Intel sound.

Comments: Boots fast. With Maxxuss patches everything runs. Ethernet works, Sound works great. Video works using Vesa 3.0 once you nuke the kexts that interfere with the i855 card. Very stable once this is done.

== Dell OptiPlex GX270 == HELP!!!!

DD'd image to second partition using Dual Boot guide and Ubuntu and Vmware. Getting Gray Scale graphics when it boots. Set the video buffer 8MB and removed the Intel915 and Intel830 kexts. Still getting gray scale. Anyone come across this.

[edit] also having the same problem, would really like a response on how-to fix.

09-29-05-I removed all AppleIntel*.kext as suggested but still having problem with Gray Scale. Any help would really appreciate.

Dell OptiPlex GX280

Method: Native install using Apple x86 Dev Kit (pheNIX) + rosetta patch

Hardware: Dell Dimension GX280, Pentium 4 3.4GHZ, Intel 915G, Onboard Soundmax Audio, Onboard Video (GMA 900) all works out of the box. Installed the rest of the patches from OS X, post install. Onboard Broadcom Gigabit network card does not work. Replaced it with a Netgear GA311 PCI card.

Comments: Very stable setup.

Comments: Please document the "patches from OS X, post install"

Thank you

Remove AppleIntel830* from /System/Library/Extensions

Remove ATI* from same location

Now Quartz Extreme and CoreImages work! Best setup between several computers, only thing missing is networkcard, replaced by a 3COM

SoundCard works just out of the box.

I recommend to run Maxxuss v.03 patch and install everything EXCEPT kernel_mach, that way you will have non patched (TPM only) system

This setup absolutely is the best. Going for an additional PC at Dell :)

Just realize enabling CoreImages and Quartz Extreme now the switch between users is being animated thru the famous "cube" Very happy

<--Second install type on same machine-->

Install from DVD (Marklar), just needs patched oah750d, got it from deadmoo's which bwt is the same found as "better patched", installing from there requires to copy AppleAC97.kext from Darwin CD. Everything else works just fine!!!

Question: What about sound? Any patches to make it work? Or did it work out of the box? Does System Profiler see your soundcard?

edit->You need to copy AppleAC97 from Darwin CD to /System/Library/Extensions for sound to work.

<--Third install type on GX280-->

Method: Used Marklar patched with Release 1 updater by Bender/Broadband

System installed very fast. Using the release 1 patch everything worked without addition work on my part; except for the network card which I replaced with a 3Com 100/10 card. This includes full CoreImages and Quartz Extreme! Will update if any new problems arise.

Big Thanks to bender/broadband for their hard work! THANKS!

Dell Optiplex GX620

Method: Native install, dd if=tiger-x86-flat.img of=/dev/sda1 bs=512 skip=63

Hardware: Dell Optiplex GX620, Pentium 4 (EM64T) 3.8 Ghz, Radeon X800, onboard Broadcom BCM57xx ethernet, onboard AC97 audio

Comments: Radeon causes the system to hang during boot (probably because of PCIE), -x fixes this problem. I had to go into the BIOS and change SATA operation to "Combination". System was very slow until I deleted /System/Library/Extensions/AppleTPMACPI.kext as noted in the SpeedBoost guide. Onboard ethernet did not work, installed a 3com 3c59x PCI card which worked. The system boots slower than my other, slower (2.53Ghz P4) machine. Still need to test the audio, don't have any speakers currently.

Dell PE SC420

Method: VMware image cloned to spare HD using WinHex

Hardware: Celeron D 2.53ghz, Intel MB, 512MB, 80gig SATA, 8mb Intel video VESA 3.0

Comments: Downloaded tarball and unpacked using winrar. Cloned to spare 20gn IDE hard drive using method above. Performance is very good, even with the Celeron CPU. Graphics performance is smooth with some occasional artifacts. This is suprising since the integrated 8mb video doesn't support Quartz Extreme.

--User:ccmg 1:25, 18 Aug 2005 (CDT)

Dell Precision 370

Method: dd'd the VMware image to a 40 GB IDE hard drive

Hardware: Intel P4 3.06GHz (SSE3) w/ HT, 1024MB, ATI FireGL V3100, Onboard Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5751, Onboard Intel 82801 ICH6 AC97 sound

Comments: Everything works, except for the onboard NIC and sound. The sound chip is detected by OS X and the Sound settings can be tweaked, but no sound can be heard through speakers or headphones. By passing the Graphics Mode=1280x1024 this resolution works. Runs very fast, boot time is 15 sec and (2) CPU's are detected. With the CoreGraphics patch I can run iTunes, Photoshop CS2, MS Office 2004, FireFox 1.06, Thunderbird 1.06, pretty much any OS X app. The Halo demo dies upon startup. If anyone has any ideas for the sound, please post.

Dell Precision 670

  • Intel Xeon 3.6GHz 2MB-L2 CPU (Nocona Core) (SSE3 compatible)
  • 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-SDRAM ECC PC3200 Ram
  • Intel E7525 Chipset
  • Nvidia QUADRO NVS 280
  • SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
  • Intel PRO/1000 MTW Network Connection

Installation Method(s):

  • Installed using original pheNIX image patched with the release1 patch.
  • Dual-booting with Windows XP, using chain loader (WinXP on first partition, OSX on 2nd partition)
  • Updated successfully to 10.4.3 using the 10.4.1 --> 10.4.3 patch


  • Sound
  • Bluetooth (Microsoft Bluetooth Adapter)
  • Network card
  • USB
  • DVD/CDRW (cd burning in itunes works)
  • Video (No QE)
  • 14-in-1 card reader

Not Working:

  • Nothing so far

Not Tested:

  • firewire
  • microphone input


* all adobe creative suite 2 products work
* all mac office 2004 programs work
* garageband works
* itunes + pearlyrics works
* safari and firefox works
* bittorrent works
* cyberduck works

DELL Precision M20 Workstation

Installation Method: Intel 915 Chipset

  • Native installation in one partition
   p1: etc3 (linux boot)
   p2: xfs (linux native)
   p3: ufs plus (for tiger-x86)
   p4: linux swap
   Boot Loader: grub
  • it's really a very fast boot, about 20+ seconds from pressing powerbutton to fullly display desktop


  • Video, ATI FireGL V3100, vesa 3.0 compitable, no Quartz Extreme, [email protected] by "Graphics Mode" flag
  • Sigmental AC97 Sound (driver from forum)
  • Touchpad works
  • USB works (by removing AppleTPM*.kext), including Logitech USB optical mouse, USB flash memory
  • Bluetooth works well(Dell Truemobile 350 Bluetooth Module)
  • SATA Intel 82801FBM SATA Controller, Toshiba 60Giga 7200 rpm HDD

Not working:

  • Broadcom BCM5751 NIC
  • Intel 2915ABG Wireless Adapter is detected (using the driver from forum), but still cant work properly

user: aquino 14 Nov 2005

Dell Precision M60 Laptop

Method : Native Boot from curtis img, used dd.exe, no need for linux. Hardware: Pentium-M 1.7ghz, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro FX 700.

Comments: Working very well, update the kernal with the new mach_kernal and the sound worked! Resolution locked to 1024, cannot change it, laptop supports up to 1920x1200. Everything was running super fast, GUI is working with hardware acceleration really well. Speech recognition even works. iTunes, no go, msn for mac 4 and 5 dont work, VLC wont work, Firefox wont work. Eternet 1gb lan working, usb working, even the vol up, vol down works.

Dell Precision M70 Laptop

Method : Marklar-tiger.iso + release1 patch. DVD native install.
Hardware: Pentium-M 2.13ghz, 2GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro FX 1400Go.

Comments: Working well, and the speed is acceptable! Resolution locked to 1280 even i use the boot parameter to order it use "1920x1200". Something is the same as the M60 above. I will post more if i find more.

Dell Poweredge 400SC Server

Method : DDed within Windows XP/Pro SP2 using Deadmoo image, a fresh 160GB WD IDE hard drive, and the SSE2 Rosetta patch.

Hardware :

  • Pentium 4 2.8GHz HT (875 chipset, I think)
  • 2GB dual-channel DDR SDRAM
  • ATI Radeon All-In-Wonder 9600
  • Turtle Beach Santa Cruz 5.1
  • 4-port PCI firewire
  • NEC 2400A dual-layer DVD-RW
  • Samsung DVD-ROM
  • Intel Pro/1000 gigabit integrated NIC
  • SoundMAX integrated audio
  • Promise Ultra ATA-133 PCI IDE two-channel controller card

Comments :

  • I needed to remove all the ATI*.kext files to stop kernel panic upon boot.
  • Sound doesn't work at all with the Turtle Beach card.
  • I've read that my integrated sound should work. However, OS x86 doesn't detect it at all in the System Profiler.
  • Video works at 1024x768, although I'm running two Samsung 710n 17" LCD displays. When I set "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x24" at the Darwin boot prompt, Darwin proceeds, but my monitor turns off and displays an error about my AGP card not being set at "optimum resolution", which it tells me is 1280x1024 @ 60Hz. I've tried every 1280x1024 color depth option available from the info aquired by running ?video, but I still can't get any of it to work. Any ideas would be appreciated.
  • The Samsung DVD and NEC DVD-RW both work fine, as does StuffIt Expander 8.2 and MS Office 2004.
  • My Windows boot volume is attached to an ATA-133 PCI controller card, which OS x86 doesn't recognize at all. I can, however, access the NTFS partition of the OS x86 volume without any problems.
  • Ethernet worked fine without doing anything janky.

I also have a Dell Latitude D600 laptop that I will be installing on - I'll post when that's done. :)

Dell XPS Gen4

Method: native install using Marklar patched DVD on external 80GB USB HDD (raid disks deactived in the Bios)


  • Intel P4 3,4GHz
  • 2GB dual-layer DDR SDRAM
  • ATI Radeon x500
  • Creative Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS
  • Dell Wireless 1450 USB 2.0 Adapter (Broadcom chip)


  • Just like everyone else no acceleration for Radeon (VESA v3: 1280x1024 boot param, runs very smoothly) and no sound out of Audigy
  • What's annoying is the USB Adapter not working. Is recognized in the System Profiler but won't work w/ any of the methods found in the forum.

I started a thread here in case somebody has a hint.

ECS Elitegroup G551

Method: deadmoo to hda1, 3 more partitions with Ubuntu. Starting OSx86 by Grub


  • Pentium-M 1.3 GHz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
  • Intel IPW2100 WLAN
  • Realtek 8139 based LAN
  • AC'97 Audio
  • 40GB disc space - 6GB used by OSx86


  • boots quickly using normal boot mode without any params
  • patched with latest SSE2 patches -> working and stable Rosetta (iTunes, Safari... working perfectly)
  • LAN: working
  • Audio: working
  • ACPI (battery, throttling): working
  • WLAN: not working due to missing driver support for Intel Centrino IPW2100
  • USB: working (Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse, MSI Bluetooth dongle)
  • Graphics: VESA v2 at 1024x768 (no driver), runs pretty fast


  • system is working fast and stable with nearly all features except wireless :)

ECS Elitegroup G736

Method: dd deadmoo to hda1 - Maxxuss v 0.4 for sse2 - recompiled usb ethernet drivers USBAx8817x


  • Pentium4 3 GHz 800Mhz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
  • SiS 900 based LAN
  • SiS AC'97 Audio
  • 40GB disc space - 6GB used by OSx86


  • boots quickly using normal boot mode without any params
  • patched with Maxxus 0.4 SSE2 patches -> working and stable Rosetta (iTunes, Safari... working perfectly)
  • LAN: working with NETGEAR FA120 USB with recompiled OSX Drivers using XCODE 2.0
  • Audio: NOT WORKING
  • ACPI (battery, throttling): working
  • USB: working USB disk, Bluetooth Digicom Dongle, NETGEAR FA120
  • Graphics: VESA v2 at 1400x1050 (no driver), runs pretty fast

eMachines M5105

  • Intel Celeron2.4(p4 style) SSE2 768MB DDR
  • Native installation
  • boots normally, initial boot in VESA800x600, delete all AppleIntel* files 'EXEPT' AppleIntel830 & AppleIntelIntegrategraphics and must modify PCI address line to 0x35828086
  • Sound works great
  • Touchpad works, scrollbars do not.
  • USB works
  • Wired Ethernet works
  • Shows Battery info

eMachines M6805

Method: native, single disk install to a 7.5gb partition using VMWare and the chain0 file for booting.

Hardware: AMD64 3000+, 512mb of RAM, ATI Mobility 9600 64mb, Realtek audio.

Comments: Pretty simple following the single disk guide. I had to delete the AppleIntel and ATI kexts to get it to boot without being in safemode. 1024x768 only and no networking support which really sucks. It's pretty snappy for no video acceleration.

eMachines T3958

  • Intel Celeron D 340 2.93 SSE3 512MB DDR
  • Intel 845 Chipset
  • Native installation (patched install DVD)
  • boots normally
  • Sound works great
  • USB works
  • Wired Ethernet works

eMachines T5010

  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Processor 516
  • Hard Drive: Maxtor 80GB IDE
  • Optical Drives: 16x DVD±RW Drive
  • Video: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
  • Sound: Intel High Definition Audio (Sound Problems)
  • Network: Intel PRO 10/100Mbps
  • Ports/Other: USB/Firewire
  • More Detailed Information: http://www.emachines.com/products/products.html?prod=eMachines_T5010

Comments: No problems with installation. The only thing that bothers me is the sound doesn't work most of the time. Sometimes it works when you go into Windows XP and go back to Mac, then it stops working again. Other than the sound, everything else seems to be fine. (The SATA hard drive that came with the computer was not tested.) -XP1

eMachines Titan 2.4Ghz P4 (NOT Celeron)

Full specs: Pentium 4 2.4Ghz (845G/GV Chipset) 512MB DDR RAM 333Mhz Ricoh DVD+RW Drive Geforce 4 Ti4200 64MB/Intel Extreme 2 Onboard

Method: dd'd the tiger-x86-flat img onto my spare hard drive from cmd in windows, changed the drive to master and my windows drive to slave, booted up perfectly with no hitches or glitches and left no stitches (even geeks can rhyme).

Everything works (rosetta etc.) and the only bit of hardware that doesn't is my Sagem [email protected] 800 usb modem. The Tiger drivers installed fine but the kext loads up

Fujitsu Siemens Model ID: DT4-D1534

Method: Tiger with patch release1

Working: All , you only need to tweak Sound and 3D Video support.

Fujitsu Siemens Model ID: DT5-D1844

Method: Tiger with patch release1

Working: Not the ethernet card

Fujitsu Lifebook C2330

after patching with MAXXUSS, network patch (tulip), and the speedboost mod, everything except audio works...also no quartz.

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P7010

Method: native on second partition, Dev Kit Installer DVD Mac OSX v10.4.1

Working: video (currently only 1024x768x32), network, usb, firewire, internal mousepad, for sound read http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=3441

Not Working: modem, wireless

Fujitsu Lifebook S6210

Method: Dual boot WindowsXP and OSX. 6.6 GB partition, dd, and using chain0 for booting.

Hardware: Intel 855GME Integrated Graphics

Working: Must boot using -x switch into safe mode. Ethernet (can surf with Safari), USB devices, keyboard, trackpad working. Patched with the Maxxuss-SSE2-and-AntiTPM so iTunes loads without problem.

Not Working: modem, wireless, video (several people have suggested some fixes. Will report back on any luck), sound (again, fixes to kext files have suggested it can work).

Fujitsu Lifebook S6220

Method : using deadmoos VMWare patched for OS X, dual booting XP and OS X with darwin (resized to 15gb). No second drive necessary -- created a 2nd 15gb partition changed to "AF" alongside the existing 6gb tiger-x86 partition. Basically following this guide

enlarging hfs+ partition

Specification / Hardware

CPU : Pentium M 1.6GHz 2MB L2 Cache

Memory : 512MB DDR333 Single channel

Video : Intel Integrated Graphics Accelerator

LCD Panel : 1024x768 60Hz

Sound : Onboard Intel AC97

Network : Intel PRO/1000 MT & Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG

ComboDrive : Toshiba DVD Combo drive

Comments : Had to delete all AppleIntel extensions to avoid safebooting. Every piece of hardware works natively.

What doesn't work : wireless network does NOT work.

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook T3010 Tablet PC

Method: native on second partition, and SSE2 patch 0.4

Working: Video ( leave only AppleIntelIntegrated... to support for dual view and mirror on external monitor), network, USB (external DVD-RW)

Not Working: modem, wireless

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook T4010 Tablet PC

Method: Patched Dev Kit Installer DVD, install on second partition. Dualbooting Windows works fine. Patching AppeIntel*.kext

Working: Video (with QE after patching), Network, Battery status, Keyboard and Touchpad out of the box

Not Working: modem, wireless

Fujitsu Siemens SCALEO 700

Method: native, following METHOD 2a of Vinc0r's Guide

Windows XP and Fedora Core 4 were already installed on the hard disk (120 GB), so I added a second hard disk (40 GB) and copied the VMware image on it with WinHex. Then I added a new entry in the bootloader (GNU GRUB) to the new OS (hda1,0).

Hardware: Pentium 4 CPU 2.53GHz, 512 MB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX, Realtek AC'97 Audio

Comments: Took a long time to boot, then didn't seem very fast. I'll complete this entry as soon as I can test the system more thouroughly.

Fujitsu Siemens SCALEO P

Method : Native (dd from Ubuntu Live CD) Hardware : A8NE-FM / AMD 64 3200+ (Newcastle so without SSE3) / 1GB of RAM / ATI Radeon X600 Pro 256 MB / Nforce4 Integrated Audio

Sound works great, LAN works (not NIC but with Netgear FA311 Adapter), SSE3 patched, FireWire is recognized

Problem : Have to boot with PS2 mouse and kebouard and without USB support in BIOS.

XBench Score : 45

Fujitsu Siemens SCALEO X

Method: Specific parts of the "Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate"-method using a Deadmoo iso patched with bender & br0adband release1 patch.

  • Windows XP already installed on primary disk.
  • Prepared an extra (10Gb) disk, which I put where the CD-drive used to be, from windows using Diskpart.
  • Disconnected WinXP disk (the cables just to be sure not mess things up).
  • Installed OSX86 on to the new HD with bootable DVD with no problems.
  • Reconnected the WinXP drive cables.
  • Added a new entry in the boot.ini on my WinXP drive and copied the "chain0" to C:\ root.
  • Now dual-booting.

Hardware: Pentium 4 CPU 3.4GHz, 1024 MB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, SB Live Audio(Not working). Got network working with the "Network Tulip"-guide.


  • Running Graphics at 1280x1024x32 with the "Graphics Mode" command at boot. When I added that to the "com.apple.Boot.plist" based on the Tips & Tricks guide, things broke down and I had to reinstall OSX86. But I'm back up again.
  • Have not tried Realtek AC'97 Audio which might be built in on the mobo. So no sound for now.

Gateway M250X

Pentium-M 2Ghz, 1Gb RAM, 533Mhz FSB

  • Dual booting OSX x86 with Windows XP Professional
  • Native install using deadmoo image and "Accurate guide to install on a partition"
  • USB works
  • Firewire works
  • Sound (Conexant AMC Audio) has no output. Mic works though...
  • Wireless does not work -- using Belkin USB Wireless G Adapter
  • Broadcom Gigabit NIC (wired) does not work
  • 1280x768 Widescreen Resolution Works
  • QE Works
  • Short boot time (15 seconds)

AMD"S rule sucka'ssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Gateway 420GR

Method: Native install following xplodenet.com guide using Apple Developer DVD

Hardware: Intel D915GAG Motherboard, Intel 515 Pentium 4 2.93Ghz, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900, 512mb Dual Channel DDR, Onboard LAN, Onboard RealTek Sound, 160gig SATA HDD(Windows XP), 20gig IDE HDD(OSx86), DVD Burner.

Comments: As far as I can tell everything works, Rosetta included. Runs Very smoothly and has only crashed twice when trying to use Fetch to connect to my FTP server.

Gateway 200arc

Method: DD's to a 2nd partition, used chain0 boot loader and skip=63

Hardware: Intel Centrino 1.4ghz with 256 megs or RAM, integrated video card

  • Deleted all of the AppleIntel.kext files to get it to boot up normally.
  • everything worked no problems with the exception of the "Duh" components (wireless and video acceleration)
  • To get the energy managment to function, I had to edit the com.apple.Boot.plist (I think that's the one) to boot with the platform=ACPI or platform=X86PC, and then it only works if it boots off battery power.


Gateway 3550GZ

Used Release 1 patched DVD for a native install.

  • Sound installs (Patched AC97) but nothing is heard. have to reboot the system a few times to get a usable boot with this driver installed. Volume rocker switch works.
  • BCM440x works fine.
  • Used AppleIntel830 stuff from darwin 8.1.0, patched for 855GME.
  • QE and OpenGL work fine.
  • System does not fully sleep and never resumes from it, either.

Gateway 4530GZ

Used Release 1 patched dvd for a native install. Installed Maxxuss 0.5c patches and everyting is peachy.


  • QE and 3D (AppleIntel830*.kext from 8.0.1; need to boot windows first to enable QE)
  • RTL8139 onboard NIC
  • DVD+-RW

Not working:

Not tested:

  • Integrated card reader.

Also tried: Booting from a Knoppix LiveCD and dd'd the deadmoo image on a USB drive to the laptop harddisk. Could not boot anything except safe mode until I moved /System/Library/Extentions/AppleIntel830GA.plugin to my user's home directory.

Notes: I also installed Windows XP SP2 on the remaining drive space, then used the Ultimate Boot CD and Extended Fdisk to set the Darwin partition to Active. I can dual boot both.

Gateway E4600

Method: dd from Ubuntu Live CD to primary Hard Drive

Hardware: Intel D850GB Motherboard (i850 chipset), Intel Pentium 4 1.3GHz (Willamette), AGP ATI Rage 128, PCI 3Com 3C905C-TXM NIC (Broadcom 5904 chipset), 256MB (2x 128MB) RDRAM, 20GB Quantum Hard Drive.

Comments: Booted fine from tiger-x86.img native install. Intalled Maxxuss 0.3 Kernel and repaired permissions. Safari crashes, no Rosetta, stable otherwise. 1024x768 display, artifacts when closing menus. Ruined install trying to resolve the 6GB partition limit from the VMWare image, will try native modified DevKit install next.

Gateway 7426GX Notebook

Method: Native dual boot using deadmoo image. I installed original CoreGraphics back for SSE3 support.

Hardware: AMD Athlon 64-bit mobile 3700+ (Venice), 1GB ram, ATI Mobility Radeon 9550, Realtek AC97 audio, Via Rhine II 10/100 ethernet adapter, Broadcom 802.11b/g, Firewire, 100GB HDD, 6-in-1 card reader, TSSTcorp TS-L532A Double Layer DVD Writer.

Comments: Installed original CoreGraphics back for Rosetta SSE3 support. Rosetta runs fast. Sound works, but no 10/100 or wireless networking. I haven't tried firewire, but it was detected and should work. I will try firewire as a networking device soon. I also haven't tried the built-in memory card reader. DVD drive works, but I haven't tried burning anything. The Laptop is widescreen, but I can't use the native resolution of 1280x800. Resolution is 1024x768 and stretched.

Gateway 820GM

Method: Used Win dd, with a little help from partition magic and diskpart from guide in this wiki.

Hardware: Intel D915GSE Motherboard (i915/i915G chipset), Intel Pentium 4 530 Prescott 3.0Ghz with Hyperthreading, ATI RADEON X300 Series, Marvell Yukon PCI-E ASF Gigabit Ethernet Controller, Hawking HW54G Wireless-G USB Adapter, 2.0GB (4x512MB) DDRAM, 250GB Western Digital SATA, 20GB Maxtor EIDE, 250GB Maxtor EIDE, ATA-133 PCI Controller.

Comments: Installation went smooth after RTFM, installed tiger-x86.img native. I booted normally to MACOSX and it immediately told me to reboot. I rebooted with -x and right before logon screen the computer shut-off. I then went into bios and shut off everything including CD/DVD drives (left SATA HDD on of course) and rebooted with -x, with no problems. I then went back to figure out what had shutdown the computer in the bios and re-enabled everything slowly - switching on something-saving-booting to macos and eventually turned everything on...maybe a temporary glitch..weird. I can't get Audio card to work, default audio card for this system is: REALTEK HD Audio and used VendorID=10EC and DeviceID=0880. MACOSX works like a champ on this computer (in safemode only) both CD/DVD and DVDRW drive works fine too. Haven't burned one yet tho, just read.

HP Compaq DC5100

Method: Used Win dd, Patched DVD installer

Hardware: Intel 915G Chipset, GM 900 Video(2582 devid), AC97 Audio,Gigabit Broadcom ethernet, P4 3.2gzh CPU

Comments: Installed using DD works out of the box also works with Patched DVD installer(series 1). Working:Video, QE, CI, All resolutions,Sound,Ethernet(buggy don't know why sometimes works sometimes not)

HP Compaq dc7100

Method: dd from Windows XP with VMWare image onto USB Drive.

Hardware: Videocard: Onboard Intel (Works). Sound: AC97 Onboard - Intel (Doesnt show in system info) SATA: Intel (Works). Network: Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit doesnt work correctly, yet. ;-(

Method: Native installation with patched Generic Install DVD.

HP PS/2 Keyboard Not working. Was working on Deadmoos image?! Microsoft Optical wireless Mouse fully working, even scroll wheel.

Graphics fully functional.

No sound. ;-( Soundmax AC97. Should be able to get it working cause Deadmoos image produced sound on the same machine. Maybe someone smarter than me can help?

Integrated Ethernet doesnt work. 3Com 3c905b functional. Surfing VERY fast with Safari!

OSX and bundled programs works flawlessly. Even iTunes... Darwine working acceptable. VLC universal binary display is green like the famous XVID yuv bug.

Tested by Dickus 13 Sept 2005

HP Compaq NC4000

Method: I used dd from WinXP to copy the image to an 2.5" laptop disk. After copying I replaced my XP disk with the OSX one.

Hardware: The videocard is an ATI but VESA drivers are used. Ethernet works (1gbit Broadcom eXtreme) and Bluetooth is detected and seems to work, except for the bluetooth notification LED. Wireless (atheros) is not detected and I couldn't check the sound because my internal soundcard is broken. I don't know how well ACPI worked, the fan seemed to stay on high rotation but it also could be because of all the graphical fluff ;)

Trying to boot the image from USB (supported by bios) give a warning after a few seconds, asking to press power or reboot button, so only way is to replace the disk.

Update. Maethod: Works with bootable DVD with patched OAH750D. No network support. Sound can be copied over from Darwin CD.

Quote:"Sound can be copied over from Darwin CD." Can Someone Elaborate on this, I have the nc6000 below. --Khaled 06:34, 5 Sep 2005 (CDT)

HP Compaq nc6000

  • Native installation
  • Boots normally, used maxxmus SSE2 Patch to get Rosetta working
  • Sound work fine after installation of Darwin AC97.kext
  • Centrino NIC (wireless) does not work
  • Broadcom NIC (wired) works
  • Touchpad works
  • Usb mouse works
  • DVD/CDRW works

HP Compaq nc6000

Installed deadmoo's image with a linux Live-CD and dd on hda, and add then a hda2 FAT32 partition. Installed SSE3 emulation with MAXXUSS v0.5 patches. Delete the ATI & TPM extensions.

- USB2, network card, VESA 2.0 1024*768/32bit, touchpad, CD-DVD Combo (read DVD, burn CDs) & sound are working.

- WLAN, bluetooth, 56kmodem, are not working (LAN is enough for me).

- Internal cardreader & IR : are not tested (no hardware for a test).

P.S: sound was only working after I delete the ATI extensions. Only when I don't need anymore to boot with "-x" I have sound on a nc6000!

HP Compaq NC6000

Method: Used Install On A Partition Simple And Accurate + Maxxuss 4.0 patch + remove ATI drivers.

Everything works Great! (Video, Audio, Ethernet, USB). Only complaint, external video only mirrors. (For now!)

Method: Used Linux Recovery CD to shrink my XP partition, created an additional primary partition and laid down deadmoo. It all worked pretty well; had to remove ATI drivers & TPM; installed the SSE2/SSE3 patches. It's all solid now. PS/2 Mouse does not work when in docking station, but USB mouse does work. Will drive decent resolutions on external monitor. VESA drivers only for now but that's good enough for me. Audio and ethernet worked out of the box; even the mute and volume buttons on the front of the system work! Trackpad/touchpoint works, too.

Comment: Good, I have one of those that I want to install ;) Kjhassan 09:25, 4 Sep 2005 (CDT)

HP compaq nc6220

  • Native installation w/ SSE2 patch
  • Volume keys work just as they do on a real Mac.
  • Touchpad works and is detected as touchpad
  • USB works (tested with USB2 HDD, Canon SD110)
  • Sound work fine after installation of AppleAudioAC97.kext
  • Screen Brightness adjustment works, but without onscreen indications (seems to be low level BIOS function). Same with ambient light sensor/autodimming
  • DVD/CDRW works with Patchburn
  • Intel GMA 900 Graphics work with patch if you boot up with an external monitor or TV attached. Otherwise the system hangs at a blue screen. Otherwise you can specify "Graphics Mode"="1400x1050x32" at bootup but you will be using the generic graphics driver.
  • Intel 2200BG (centrino) wireless does not work (some of these series ship with BCM WiFi I think)
  • Power management seems to work (except for sleep) out of the box except it cannot determine time to drain/time to charge. Applying patch obtained from these forums solves this issue.
  • Onboard network BCM5750A1M does not work
  • SmartCard and SD card readers not tested
  • Agree Systems AC'97 Modem not tested (probably only USB modems work, like on a real mac)
  • TrackPoint not tested

HP Compaq NC8000

Removed ATI drivers.

Used AppleAC97Audio.kext for sound (stereo). Volume and mute buttons works.

Turned off RSS in Safari.

Had to boot with platform=X86PC.

1024x768, 1280x1024 and 1400x1050 in VESA works.

Fan rotates in full speed.

No drivers for WLAN.

HP Compaq nx5000


  • Intel Pentium M Processor 1.5 GHz
  • Intel 855GM chipset
  • 15.0-inch TFT XGA
  • Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2
  • 768MB RAM

Installation method:

  • Deadmoo's / Ubuntu / VMWare / 6.5 GB / Maxxuss 0.5c patch / Dual boot with Windows XP
  • Removed/deleted AppleIntel830*.kext, AppleIntel915*.kext, AppleTPMACPI.kext, ATI*kext, GeForce*kext, NVD*kext
  • Appended 0x35828086 > AppleIntelIntergratedGraphics.kext.

Tested & DOES WORK:

  • Broadcom 440X 10/100
  • CD-RW (Read & Burn)
  • AC97 sound (volume & mute button work)
  • USB
  • MSI PC2PC Bluetooth
  • Brightness button key Fn-F9/F10 work
  • External Monitor/Display
  • Vesa v3.0 - 1024x768x32

Component that currently DOES NOT work:

  • PCMCIA Slot (Texas Instruments PCI 6xx0/7xx0 Cardbus). Inserted a 'Fried' Orinoco Silver PC Card but there is NO power/signal LED light indicating that the system does not even power on the slot.
  • WLAN (Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 3B)

NOT tested:

  • Modem, IrDA, SD Card Reader, Parallel, Serial, Firewire, S-Video, DVD-ROM


  • Battery indicator in status menu show Percentage or Icon only (cannot show time i.e. Calculating...)
  • Shutdown normally via Apple menu DOES NOT works with (with X86PC param). It will show an endless spinning wheel on a blue background. Have to manually press the Power button once to shutdown.
  • Sleep DOES NOT wake up the screen and the system will be halted due to no QE nor CI.
  • Had to remove/delete AppleIntel830.kext & AppleIntel915.kext because both were not working except AppleIntelIntergratedGraphics.kext (kextload -t) or it will freeze the system when you go to the Screen Saver Preference.

HP Compaq nx7000

All the hardware components work except Wifi, modem, PCMCIA

Graphics Mode cannot be set the native resolution of 1680x1050, it only works with 1024x768 and 1280x1024(ATI 9200 mobile).

No problem running PowerPc apps.

HP Compaq nx9020

Method: Sliced 6GB partition from Windows using Partition Magic, then using Linux and dd (skip=63 bs=512 if I remember right) wrote deadmoo's image directly to hda2 without any external hdd.


  • Celeron M 1.4 GHz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Intel Extreme 2 (82852/855GM) graphics
  • Realtek 8139 LAN
  • AC'97 Audio (Intel ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M)
  • Pioneer DVR-K05 DVD-burner
  • Broadcom BCM4306


  • Boot hangs so must use safe mode (-x) when booting first time. Problem is caused by OSX trying to load wrong extensions for display (AppleIntel830.kext). Then delete AppleIntel8* and AppleIntel9* extensions so that they won't be loaded at startup. You can edit AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics extension and do 0x25828086 -> 0x35828086 patch to Info.plist after which you get multiple resolution support. However, no acceleration. No luck with 830 or 915 neither.
  • Added SSE3 emulation with MAXXUSS v0.4 patches -> Safari and iTunes works without problems
  • LAN: working out-of-the-box
  • Audio: working out-of-the-box
  • ACPI: sleep does not seem to work, don't know about other features
  • WLAN: no luck
  • USB: working out-of-the-box
  • Graphics: VESA v3 at 1024x768, no problems, but no acceleration


  • Pretty decent laptop for OSX except if you need WLAN. Some nx9020 are equipped with Intel WLAN and you can perhaps upgrade to Intels WLAN so you may have luck them.

HP Compaq TC1100 TabletPC

Hardware: Pentium-M 1GHz, 512Mb RAM, 40Gb HDD

Method: Install DVD patched with Release1 Patcher. I installed OSX to an USB HDD from my main PC (an Athlon 3800+), then booted the USB HDD from my TC1100 TabletPC without problems.

Works: Sound, Video (in VESA mode), Bluetooth, Ethernet, Battery, Detachable keyboard

Does not work: Wireless LAN (Intel Centrino standard), digitizer+stylus, Sleep mode, Power saving seems not to work, because the fan spins up and remains on constantly.

HP Compaq Presario R3360US Laptop

Method: Modified xplodenet w/diskpart - Fresh install on a 6.5 GB Partition


  • Intel P4 3.00 GHz w/ Hyperthreading & SSE3 Compatible
  • 75 GB Hard Drive (15GB XP, 6.5 GB OSX, ~53 GB NTFS Partitions)
  • CD/DVD R/RW not working (yet)
  • 1024x768 (on widescreen)
  • LAN: Working
  • USB: Working
  • WLAN: Working (with modified airport file)
  • RAM: 512MB


  • So far, working pretty well. Deadmoo's method did not work because of unrecognized hardware (froze looking for debugger). I modified xplodenet's method to work on a partition, and now I have it dual booting with XP Pro SP2 and OSX86

HP Compaq R3000z series (AMD) Laptop

Method: Dual boot using deadmoo's image, vmware, ubuntu, and dd. Hardware:

AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Clawhammer core- no SEE3

nForce 3 chipset

60 gb hd

nVidia GeForce4 Go 440

Broadcom Wireless

Some cheap Soundmax audio hardware

Status: Full audio support, even the mute button lights up when mute is on

Video- no support, sometimes able to specify res via VESA, but most of the time no

Quicktime works

iTunes works

Full usb support, able to synch with iPod

Wireless works

Finder Crashed entire system if used, thou it worked before the maxxius patches

Internal keyboard and mouse support, thou the first time i booted up the system didn't recongnize the keyboard.

Lan's kinda screwy, it have its ip address but no internet. Btw, someone spell check this

HP Compaq x6000

Method: Ubuntu linux dd install (deadmoo).

Hardware: Intel P4 520 2.8ghz CPU (SSE2, SSE3), 512 mb DDR2 RAM, 60gb 7200rpm Hard Drive, ATI x600 256mb Video Card.

Loads and boots with no problems (no need for -x switch). Display stuck at 1024x768. Sound, Onboard LAN, firewire and USB work fine. No WLAN. iTunes does not work, though safari works and the CPU has SSE3 support so Rosetta should be working. Maybe somebody can offer assistance to get itunes working? The OS boots in under 10 seconds from darwin screen. Inside the OS system seems to run exceptionally well with a minor display glitch around some menu options (only when they try to fade away)

UPDATE!!! Got Itunes working and fixed graphic glitch by following below. Apparently SSE3 does not work completely on this laptop (maybe a chipset issue) I replaced all of the SSE3 files and now iTunes works perfectly. Pulled from http://www.shuddertrix.90megs.com/wiki/index.php/Real_Native

Maxxuss v 0.4 : [5]

Just download it and then:

1. Burn CD or simply mount it in your Mac OS X system
2. Open Terminal.app
3. Use "cd" command to get into the CD, e.g. "cd /Volumes/MAXXUSS0.4/"
4. Type "sudo ./install.sh"
5. Follow the instructions
6. Restart Mac OS X
7. Enjoy.

HP Omnibook XT1500

Method: Generic installation DVD

The installation works fine out of the "box", with support for the Radeon 7500, bluetooth, networking, trackpad, SD card, Firewire and USB. There is no audio, though and I can't get my PCMCIA Wifi card to work.

Performs relatively well but no support for iTunes

HP Pavilion A1020N

HP Pavilion A1020N Desktop PC [Intel Pentium 4 3.06 GHz (Prescott); ASUS PTGD-LA (Goldfish3-GL8E)]

Method: dd'd the VMware image to 6.5GB parition on a 200 GB Seagate SATA hard drive


  • Intel Pentium4 519 3.06 GHz - Socket LGA775 (Prescott SSE3 support)
  • ASUS PTGD-LA (Goldfish3-GL8E) motherboard (Intel 915GV chipset)
  • 512MB DDR400, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 video
  • Serial ATA 200GB Seagate Hard Drive
  • HP 640c 6x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL LightScribe drive
  • ASUS 48X CDROM Drive
  • Realtek ALC 880 chipset for Onboard sound
  • USB works (not tested Firewire yet)

Comments: A little slow to boot up, but works great once started. The video starts up in VESA 3.0 mode and supports Quartz extreme, 3D acceleration & OpenGL. Onboard sound and ethernet works great. HP DVD Writer works only if I disconnect the ASUS Cdrom drive. PS/2 keyboard and mouse works fine. Rosetta works after restoring unpatched coregraphics. SATA controller is very well supported. I ran Xbench on this machine and a iMac 2gz machine they have very close cumulative score. But my PC beats the iMac on every individual test except the CPU score.

HP Pavilion 564A

Method: Deadmoo to native

After dd'ing the image, I applied the new Maxxus all inclusive patches.

Hardware: 2ghz Celeron, 512mb DDR, 30gb Hard Drive(ATA), AC97 Sound, Realtek 8139 Network Card, Intel 845 Graphics, USB Bluetooth Dongle

Comments: Works flawlessly after applying new patches. Sound, Bluetooth, Video(had to remove intel kext's), USB Mouse, all works without issue, as does networking. No hardware has any problems.

HP Pavilion 734.uk

Method: Cloned VMware image to hard drive using dd

Hardware: 2666Mhz Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood, A80532) CPU, Realtek RTL8139 Ethernet (on-board), Intel 82801DB ICH4 AC97 Audio (on-board), nVidia GeForce 4 MX 440 Graphics Card, MSI MS-6577 Motherboard, Maxtor 92720U8 (80 GB, 5400 rpm) Hard Drive

Click here for official product specification page.

Comments: Safari crashes a lot. USB mouse did not work (PS/2 adapter fixed this). Other than that, everything was running very smoothly, including sound and network.

--Dowe 19:30, 14 Aug 2005 (GMT)

HP Pavilion DV1000 Laptop (Entertainment Notebook PC edition)

Method: orig. DVD installed on mac, Darwin 8.1 installed on PC, Copied system with asr (Apple System Restore)

Hardware: Pentium M 1.86 (SSE2), 1024 MB ram, Video: Intel 915 with GMA900, Intel Bluetooth, Intel Centrino Wireless, TSST Corp DVD Burner (with Litescribe), FW 400 USB 2.0, Multicard-Reader

Comments: With MAXXUS0.4 everything works besides the WireLess & the Cardreader! Quartz Extreme (1280x768) & CoreImage work with the external monitor trick & patching as stated in the forum. Bluetooth works!

edit: another, slightly different config. below:

HP Pavilion DV100 (dv1049cl)

Method: Native DVD install from Bender/Broadband's Release 1 patch applied to Marklar-Tiger.dmg (smooth as silk)

Hardware: Pentium M 1.4 (SSE2), 512MB ram, Video: Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME 64MB (sadly, no QE/CI), Intel Centrino Built-In Ethernet (wireless adapter not showing up), FW400, USB2.0, Multi-card Reader, DVD Burner (don't know what model exactly, and don't really want to boot into WindexPEE to find out!) :-)

Comments: MAXXUS0.4.1 applied as part of Bender/Broadband's patch. Works like a champ, notebook keyboard and trackpad works, ethernet, audio (mic input shows metering, but not hearing the input from the output. don't know if that's normal for mac, but will try some recording and update this) I also want to try MAXXUS0.5. I will update as I do.

HP Pavilion DV1066 Laptop

Installed natively on this laptop, Dual Booting with Win XP.
DD'd Deadmoo's image to a second Primary partition
Patched with the SSE3 emulation for SSE2 processor.

Runs 1280x768x30 once you edit 2 kexts (AppleIntel830.kext, AppleIntelIntergratedGraphics.kext)
Ethernet, USB, Firewire, Sound, Trackpad, DVD all work
Wireless does NOT work.

HP Pavilion DV4000 Laptop

Method: deadmoo image for VMware

Hardware: Pentium M 1.73 GHz, 512MB ram, video: Mobile Intel915GM

Comments: Loads up somewhat slowly, and is pretty sluggish in the OS, probably due to only the 512MB ram and slower processor. Both my wireless internet and ethernet internet connections do not work. Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG and ealtekRTL8139.

== HP Pavilion DV4030 Laptop(Soopaman) ==

Method: tiger-x86-flat.img, Maxxuss.4 and native resolution(1280x800) patch

Hardware: Pentium M 1.6 GHz, 512MB ram...

Comments: Only thing not working is the Intel Pro(centrino) wireless card

HP Pavilion DV4000 Laptop

Centrino 2.13ghz, 256mb RAM, ATI X600 (stuck at 1024x768), no audio at the moment working on that still...

Method: [email protected]'s generic dvd, after install I updated to the maxxuss 0.5c I got a big speed increase and stability has greatly improved.

Comments: I am waiting on a 1gig stick of RAM but for one or two applications OS X still flies. No wifi, sound and lack of widescreen resolution make it a fun but rather unusable platform. I have my pc with 4 partitions and it was a pain in the arse to get HP Quickplay to work with all these partitions. Using bootmagic 8.0 to switch between OS X and XP SP/2 with no problems.

I am typing this to you right now from OS X 86 on this laptop.

HP Pavilion DV4000 Laptop

Centrino 1.7, 1 Gb RAM, Intel 930 graphics, (stuck at 1024x768 for now), everything else works beautifuly with SUSE Linux 10, I'm impressed! Wireless and other things that gave me problems with other laptops have not been an issue with SUSE Linux 10 and this laptop, I guess I will be having the graphics fixed in no time at all, or at least I hope so!

[email protected]


HP Pavilion DV4005

Method: dd .img file from hdd onto laptop hdd using an enclosure.

Hardware: Pentium M 1.5GHz, 512MB DDR, 60GB 4200RPM HD, DVD drive, Realtek 835(?) NIC, Intel 915G graphics, SoundMAX sound

Comments: Everything except wireless works. Everything - sound, network, firewire, usb 2.0, CD writing. Running it normally (not -x or -v) at 1024x768; native resolution, however, is 1280x768. Other then that, no complaints (other then the lack of SSE3 instructions, but what can you do). -bg

HP Pavillion zd7000

Method: dd .img file from hdd via vmware to second partition

Hardware: Pentium 4 3.06 w/HT, 512MB, 60GB, DVD/CDRW combo drive, Broadcom Nic, Nvidia GeForce GO5600.

Comments: Used the instructions from the 360 forum and everything worked out of the box. Havent gotten the wireless to work yet, and the display wont run in 1440x900 which is its native. Everything is speedy and is dual booting.


Second opinion: Method: XP native methods (decompress and extract with cygwin utils, create tiger partition with DISKPART, dd with dd for windows

Hardware: Pentium 4 2.6 GHz, 512MB, 60GB, DVD/CDRW combo, Realtek wired ethernet, Broadcom WLAN, NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go 64MB

Comments: Basically same as above. Safari seems jealous, as it crashes when trying to access the Firefox download page.  :)

Any ideas on getting the WLAN and non-mirrored dual display working? That would make it useful.

UPDATE: WLAN works (since it's based on Broadcom) using the method outlined here: http://forum.osx86project.org/lofiversion/index.php/t1263.html

HP Pavillion zd8000

Method: Resize Windows XP Partition to make space for second partition. Create new af parition for OS X image and then dd .img file extracted on first partition to second partition. Use WinGrub to boot between the two paritions, although the windows boot manager can be used as well.

Hardware: Intel i915 Main board, Pentium 4 3Ghz w/HT, 1GB Ram, 80GB, DL DVD-R/CDRW drive, 10/100 NIC, Broadcom WLAN, ATI Mobility Radeon X600

Comments: Almost everything worked out of the box. Havent gotten the wireless to work yet even thought I have loaded the upadted AppleAirPort2.kext driver that should support all Broadcom WLAN cards. The wired NIC works great. The display won't run in anything but 1024x768, since OS X uses the VESA 2.0 driver, because the ATI x600 is not directly supported.

Everything is speedy and dual booting is working fine. Howeever if someone knows how to change the default partition that the Darwin bootloader wants to boot that woulod be useful. Mine always want to boot the first partition, and I would like to make it use the second partition by default.

Version 5 of the SSE2/SSE3 and TPM patches worked great.

HP Pavilion ZT1175

Method: Dynebolic Live CD, deadmoo's Vmware image, installed with "dd" from an external USB hard drive.

"My Friend Ernie's" Hardware: Mobile Pentium 4 - 1.4 GHz 256MB RAM VIA chipset S3 ProSavage graphics (VESA 3.0)

Sound works, but AC97 sound plays back a little too fast. (See iMic section, below, for the easiest and best-sounding solution), Ethernet works, Toshiba SD-1202 Combo drive supported as burner; FireWire works, USB works, IBM USB mouse works, Sandisk USB drive works. Graphics okay in standard mode (millions of colors, but no CoreImage support). Quite fast; boots in about 20 seconds. No graphics artifacts when pulling down menus after applying Maxxus' SSE2 patches. (Recommended.) Safari seems stable, iTunes works, Deer Park works (try the brushed metal skin!).

DVDs play (!) with the universal binary version of VLC. Use the "Disc >VIDEO_TS folder" feature, and browse to the VIDEO_TS folder on your DVD disc, or rip the contents to your hard drive and view it from there.

Chess gets a bit funky when rotating the game board. (Shrink the window for better performance.) Speech playback is much better when iMic is the audio device. Overall, much better than expected! Formatted the unused portion of the hard disk after installing the 6GB partition by booting from Dynebolic Live CD and using cfdisk and the AF format option (as described in the forums here), then using Disk Utility to format it and a Journaled HFS+ volume. The resulting partition then shows up in the Darwin boot options.

Also tried Griffin iMic. It plays sound and music without the "plays too fast" problem of the AC97 device, and with better fidelity, as well.

Flash plugin tested successfully in Safari (x86), PPC version of Firefox. Also tested successfully: Graviton (game) widget, Breakout (game) widget. Don't use the updated oah750d patch -- it made "my friend Ernie's" system less stable.

HP Pavilion ZT3020EA

Method: ubuntu Live CD dd Vmware image

Hardware: Pentium M 1.5 ghz 512 Ram Intel 855pm chipset Radeon Mobility 9200

Very fast compared to the mac mini with similar specs in normal mode but safari is unstable and the graphics are slow and no wireless!

HP Pavilion ZT3280

Method: Boot from Linux Live CD and dd image directly to a partition skiping first 63 sectors (dd bs=512 skip=63 if=tiger.img of=/dev/hda3)

Hardware: Pentium M at 1.6Gz, 1GBM, 80GBHD, DVD+RW

Comments: Everything was fine. just need to setup a new partition with at least 6GB free. Any partition tool will work. I use Paragon Partition Manager.

Almost Everything works. No Wireless, no iTunes and Safari is buggy.

Apple rules!!! Esquilo.

HP Pavilion zv5000 (5160us) Laptop

Method: Used the 360 hacker forum dual boot guide XP/OSX. Patched with MAXXUSS 0.4, replaced ApplePS2Controller.kext with patched one from xpl0de's site, booted ACPI for battery.

Hardware: - Pentium 4 2.80GHz(Northwood) - 1 GB RAM, 60.0 GB HD (partitioned for dual boot) - Realtek 8139 Ethernet Card - Broadcom 802.11 b/g WLAN - SoundMAX Digital Integrated Audio - 128MB Shared ATI Radeon MOBILITY 9000/9100 IGP AGP (VESA 2.0) - ALPS Pointing Device - more specs at HP.com

Comments: - NO sound.. but my sound card name is AWFULLY close to the supported SoundMAX Digital Integrated Audio (AC97)..hmmm, even tried the audio guide on this site for AC97 cards..no luck.. probably because my vender ID (1002) is also the video card and modem ID also.. so there must be a conflict.. (checked in DXDiag) - NO video accel - NO built-in CD drive (probably because it is on the secondary IDE channel?)

- YES ethernet card works like a charm - YES touchpad and laptop keyboard work after using xpl0de's patched ApplePS2Controller.kext in his patches.rar file..no trackpad - WIRELESS WORKS NOW (Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN recognized as AirPort. Check out this tutorial [6]) - YES USB seems to work (using Logitech Cordless Desktop Optical Black).. scroll wheel works, even USB drives - YES PC Card slot works (can read CompactFlash)

After applying MAXXUSS 0.4 (applied BEFORE removing AppleTPMACPI.kext) - iTunes & Safari loads and works (flash plugin for safari works if 'Open using Rosetta' is enabled) - iTunes5 also works

Boots only normally and with platform=ACPI.. anything with X86PC it will freeze. did manage to boot up x86pc before but was slow and had cd drive recognized.


Method: Daedmoo's tiger-x86-flat.img dd to third harddisk, booting chain0 on disk C with Windows bootloader (dualboot with WindowsXP), Maxxuss TPM & SSE patch 0.5

Specification / Hardware:

* CPU Interface Pentium 4 (Socket 423) 1500MHz (Northwood), SSE2
* Frontside Bus 400 MHz
* Chipset Intel 850
* Memory  non-ECC PC800 RAMBUS 768MB
* Hard disc drives Ultra ATA-100 20+60 GB 5400 RPM
* Graphics nVidia GeForce2 GTS 32MB AGP 4x 1.5v (VESA3)
* Network Intel Pro 100 - works 
* Built-in Sound - works
* USB - works
* HP LJ5000N Printer - works via TCP/IP
* External DVD/RW Sony DRU510 works via USB
* Liteon ATA CD-ROM - works

IBM NetVista 6833-25U

Method: Generic install DVD.

Instalation was fairly boring, no hangups. Since this is a Pre-Prescott P4, SSE2 patches were enabled in the installer. AppleAC97 was copied from the Darwin 8.0.1 CD to enable sound (which worked without having to edit the kext file). Machine stutters in iTunes when playing CD and trying to run a few other apps, otherwise fairly decent. Native apps load quickly, but PPC Binaries are a bit slow.

The 6832 seems the same hardware-wise, so it should also work.

Specification / Hardware:

 * CPU: Pentium 4 1.3gHz
 * Memory: 256mB RAMBUS
 * HDD: Seagate 20gB 5400RPM PATA
 * Video: nVidia TNT2 64mB AGP
 * Sound: Built-In Intel (Uses AC97)
 * USB: Untested
 * Network: Accton 10/100 PCI
 * Optical: H-L DVD Reader PATA

(Full specs and info at: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/quickPath.do?quickPathEntry=683325u)

IBM Thinkcentre M50 8189-CTO

Method: dd tiger-x86-flat.img to third harddisk, booting with GRUB (system also runs Fedora, WinXP)

Specification / Hardware

  • Chipset : Intel 865G
  • CPU : Prescott 2.8 GHz
  • Video : onboard Intel Extreme Graphics 2
  • Memory : 512MB

I Removed AppleTPMACI.kext (100% CPU), put Original CoreGraphics (CoreGraphics.orig found in Maxxus 0.4). I tried Maxxus's better TPMpatched oah750d but itunes crashed a lot. I Went back to Deadmoo's image oah750d which works fine.

Onboard Network and sound worked out of the box (ACPI Platform)

Did some tuning for Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 to get QuarkXtreme working at all resolutions. Very important; QE works only if you have at least 16 Mo video memory. So don't forget to change the Video memory in the Bios to 32 Mo.

I added <string>0x25728086</string> everywhere in:

  • AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext/Contents/Info.plist
  • AppleIntel830.kext/Contents/Info.plist
  • AppleIntel830GA.plugin/Contents/Info.plist
  • AppleIntel915.kext/Contents/Info.plist
  • AppleIntel915GA.plugin/Contents/Info.plist

All kext load according to kextstat, QE supported at all resolutions but Core Image is not supported though.

Everything else works beautifully...



 P4-M 2.0GHz
 Radeon 7500
 Intel PRO/100 VE NIC
 Intel 82801CA/CAM AC'97 Audio Controller

Boot parameter:

 -platform=X86PC "Graphics Mode&;amp;quot;="1280x1024x32"


 Dreamoo image with SSE3 patch 0.4 applied. 


 Everything works includes LAN and Audio.
 USB thumb drive also worked.


 Enable ACPI causes kernel panic and lock from time to time.
 Prism and Broadcom based wifi PCMCIA card don't work.
 PCMCIA firewire card doesn't work.


Native using dd from Deadmoos VMWare image. Video, Audio worked well. No Ethernet (Broadcom Nextreme GigE), no WiFi, no Bluetooth. Ethernet with PCMCIA RT8139 Card Works!

IBM Thinkpad X31

Method: native, using the deadmoo VMware image

Hardware: Pentium M 1.6 GHz 768MB ram, video: Radeon Mobility M6

Comments: Just wrote the image to a spare HD. Boots up first try without booting in 'safe mode' or anything. Sound works though iTunes doesn't. I think this is releated to SSE3 and Rosetta. I didn't patch anything yet. It is FAST. Boots up in about 45 seconds. Network works great (Intel Pro 100).

Method: native, using Marklar-tiger-release1 DVD

Hardware: Pentium M 1.3 GHz, 512MB ram, video: Radeon Mobility M6

Comments: After reboot when install finished, Sound, Network(Intel pro 10/100) works fine.

But the video card no QE no CI support.

IBM Thinkpad X40

Method: native, using the deadmoo VMWare image

Hardware: Pentium M 1.4Ghz, 1.25GB DDR SDRAM, Dual Batteries, video: Intel 85x

Ethernet: Works Sound: Works USB: Works Firewire: Works Bluetooth: Untested

Runs very well. Performs faster than it did under vmware on an opteron 150 workstation.

(Taken from other posts here...)

Initially requires -x to boot properly

No Safemode Fix:
1. Boot with -x to get into the system
2. cd /System/Library/Extensions
3. sudo rm -rf AppleIntel*
; 4. Restart ..now you don't have to use safe boot

IBM Thinkpad X41 Tablet

Method: native, using the deadmoo VMWare image and chain0/boot.ini bootload

Hardware: Pentium M 758 1.5GHz, 512MB RAM, Video: Intel 915

Ethernet: Doesn't work, Broadcom 5751M NetXtreme Gigabit
Wireless: Doesn't work, Intel 2915ABG
Sound: Works
USB: Works
Bluetooth: Works
Digitizer: Doesn't work natively, haven't tried to fix it yet.

Boots way faster than XP. I wasn't able to get it to boot off an external USB drive, had to partition and install it on the main hard drive. Sleep does not work. Sounds like it turns off the hard drive, but the system remains on.

No longer able to boot after installing SSE3->SSE2 patch v0.5, boots to multilingual-screen-of-death.

IBM Thinkpad A31p

Method: native, using the deadmoo VMware image

Hardware: Mobile P4 2GHz 512MB ram, video: Radeon Mobility

Comments: Exact same comments as above. Ethernet: Works Sound: Works Usb (1.1) works Firewire: Works This proc does not support SSE3 so the user experience is not good enough for me. XP is faster on this hardware. It boots fine, although Safari crashes often, unlike some other boxen I have tried.

Method: native, using the Patched Install DVD

Hardware: Mobile P4 1.8GHz 512MB ram, Video FireGL7800

Comments: Exact same comment as above. Ethernet : works Wireless : not works Sound  : not works (Not detected) USB  : Onboard 1.1 was works FireWire : works

MAXXUSS Patch is works fine!

Note 1: Native resolution 1600 x 1200 Method: Install prompt F8, use "Graphics Mode"=1600x1200x32; after install, set graphics mode again, then you get a native resolution of 1600x1200. Note 2: Internal sound works after install on A31p 2653-R9H.

IBM Thinkpad T30

Method: native on separate partition (/dev/hda2), using deadmoo image, boot magic (boot loader)

Hardware OK :

Pentium M 2.0 Ghz (SSE2 only, with maxxuss patches and without AppleTPMACPI.kext files), Radeon Mobility 7500, Intel Pro 100 VE ethernet, Onboard Intel AC97 Sound, HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4160N ComboDrive (CDRW/DVD/DVD RAM), USB memory key (64MB, 128MB, 256MB), Trackpoint/Touchpad, PCMCIA 1GB Microdrive (directly with iPhoto)

File system : FAT16, FAT32, NTFS (read only), EXT3 (Not OK)

Hardware Not OK :

External USB keyboard, USB mouses (IBM ScrollPoint III/IBM Travel Optical), PCMCIA 3Com ethernet card (3CXFE575), IBM token Ring PC card (of course)

IBM ThinkPad T40

Method: native on separate partition (/dev/hdc2), using chain0 from NTLoader fot booting, with MAXXUSS 0.5c

Hardware: 1.5 Ghz Pentium M/Centrino (SSE2 only), 1GB RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 - 32MB (Vesa 2.0), Intel Gigabit Ethernet card, USB 2.0, PCMCIA-Microdrive4GB

Comments: Works well, screen at 1024x768, real LCD resolution. Ethernet (Intel e1000) and UltraNav (Trackpoint/Touchpad) worked. Microdrive works good - directly from iPhoto. No sound from Onboard Intel AC'97. Testing in progress...

IBM Thinkpad T40p

Method: native on separate partition, using deadmoo image, grub

Hardware: 1.6 Ghz Pentium M (SSE2 only), 512MB Ram, Radeon FireGL 9000, Intel Gigabit ethernet

Comments: Worked well, Radeon at 1280x1024 or 1024x768, real LCD resolution (1400x1050) messes up the screen. Ethernet (Intel e1000), sound and UltraNav (Trackpoint/Touchpad) worked. I did not get Rosetta to function properly and Safari and System Preferences where quite unstable (also with maxxuss v0.1 kernel). After some hard resets now it fails to boot, and in single user mode fsck fails with "invalid sibling link". I will retry with installing from the dev-dvd, in hope of better stability.

IBM Thinkpad T41 Example 1

Method: native, using deadmoo image

Hardware: 1.4 Ghz Pentium M, 768MB Ram, Radeon Mobility 7500, Intel Gigabit ethernet

Comments: Works very well, very fast, when using the platform=X86PC switch, or by removing the AppleTPMACPI.kext. Video works fine, sound works, but doesnt show in the installed hardware. ethernet works, wireless card (intel 2100 802.11b) does not. the Card slots, and USB2 work as well. system does lock up when coming out of sleep mode though.

IBM Thinkpad T41 Example 2

Method: native, using deadmoo image

Hardware: 1.5GHz Pentium M, 512MB RAM, Radeon Mobility 9000, Intel Gigabit Network, IBM A/B/G wireless

Comments: Works well, as stated in the first example, works quickly after removing the kext file. Video works w/o Quartx Extreme

IBM Thinkpad T41 Example 3

Method: Patched DVD, installed on external USB2 hard drive

Hardware: 1.7GHz Pentium M, 1 GB RAM, Radeon Mobility 9000, Intel Pro/1000 Ethernet, IBM 802.11a/b/g wireless, bluetooth

Comments: No problems booting from an external USB2 hard drive. Just press F12 at the IBM ThinkPad screen during boot to display a menu of available boot devices (the boot list).

Ethernet works fine.

The Radeon Mobility 9000 is not identified as such, so Quartz Extreme doesn't work. Video works fine though in VESA 2.0 mode with a resolution of 1024x768. It's also possible to increase that to 1280x1024 by specifying "Graphics Mode"="1280x1024x32" in the boot uptions. With boot options specifing a graphics mode of 1400x1050x32 (the native LCD resolution), everything seems to work okay until the desktop appears, but then everything on the screen appears slanted and the display becomes unreadable. EDIT: Removing ATI*.kext from /System/Library/Extensions fixed this problem and allowed the native resolution of 1400x1050x32 to work. Once I figured this out, I added the following key to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

       <key>Graphics Mode</key>

Sound works, but only after adding AppleAC97Audio.kext kernel extension file to /System/Library/Extensions and adding the sound card's device/vendor id (0x24c58086) to the /System/Library/Extensions/AppleAC97Audio.kext/Contents/Plugins/AppleAC97AudioIntelICH.kext/Contents/Info.plist file. Audio control buttons (down/up/mute) work fine. EDIT: It was not actually necessary to add the device/vendor ID to the Info.plist file.

Bluetooth works. Fn-F5 toggles it on and off. Wireless ethernet (802.11a/b/g) does not work.

Video output switching (between the ThinkPad's LCD and an attached external VGA display) works fine using Fn-F7. However, dual display on both screens at the same time does not work. Fn-F3 should turn off the display, but this does not work. LCD brightnes controls (Fn-Home and Fn-End) work, as does the keyboard light (Fn-PgUp).

Sleep function does not work fully. Activating the sleep function only causes the hard disk to spin down. Closing the screen of the ThinkPad causes the hard disk to spin down and the screen to turn off.

The AccessIBM button does nothing. There is no option/Windows key on the keyboard, so it might be nice to find a way to map the AccessIBM key to Option. PageBack and PageForward keys (the gray keys that fill in the gaps above the inverted T of the arrow keys) do not work. The AltGr key on the ThinkPad's (non-US) keyboard would normally allow access to alternate national characters. Instead, it is mapped to Command.

IBM IEEE 1394 (FireWire) PC card causes hang during boot. Removing it and restarting eliminates the hang. EDIT: Now the FireWire card works fine, and connected FireWire drives (including an iPod) show up without any problems. I suppose the original hang was caused by something else.

USB hub & IBM USB scroll wheel mouse work fine.

IBM Thinkpad T41p (2373-GEU)

Method: native, using deadmoo image / deleting /System/Library/Extensions/AppleTPMACPI.kext / Maxxuss patch V 0.4

Hardware: 1.7GHz Pemtium M, 1024MB RAM, ATI Mobility FIREGL T2 128MB RAM, Intel Gigabit Network (e1000), Atheros A/B/G wireless

Comments: fast boot (<20 sec to x-login-prompt), very stable (in oppsite to older patches), a lot of ppc-sw runs without crashing, Atheros 802.11 a/b/g WLAN radio is not detected. Bluetooth does work, including DUN with Treo 650!

Using Maxxuss patch 0.2 and the orginal deadmoo oah patch the system is perfectly stable for Rosetta apps. adding the line pci8066,3341 to AppleI386PCI.kext allows the CPU-AGP bridge to load, which allows the ATI driver to load for the Mobility FireGL, but you end up with a purple tinged display and no CoreImage/Quartz. Further information in this thread http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=840 Which covers the ATI Radeon 9600 Mobile, to which the Mobility FireGL is basicly a clone of. Normal VESA 2.0 display only allows 1024x768x32 even though LCD supports 1400x1050. Seems to work faster if you delete AppleTPM*.kext and ATI*.kext.
Maxxus patch 0.4 works beautifully. Audio (iTunes) works fine, can sync with iPod.

IBM Thinkpad T42

Method: native, using deadmoo image and latest patches

Hardware: 1.7GHz Pemtium M, 512MB RAM, Radeon Mobility 9600, Intel Gigabit Network, IBM wireless

Comments: Runs smoothly after removing ATI kext files, Video works at 1400x1050 w/o Quartx Extreme, Sound works, Wired network works.

  • Note: Don't forget to apply the speed up tricks described in this wiki ([7])or the system will be slow as a snail!*

IBM Thinkpad T42 2373-KA6

Method : native, using deadmoo VMware image and maxxus's patches in this topic

Specification / Hardware

CPU : Pentium M 1.6GHz 2MB L2 Cache
Memory : 768MB DDR333 Single channel
Video : ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 32MB
LCD Panel : 1024x768 60Hz
Sound : Onboard Intel AC97
Network : Intel PRO/1000 MT & Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
ComboDrive : HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4242N

works well with maxxus's patches and speedboost trick, some graphics glitch (maybe the vesa driver) w/o Quartz extreme
Sound works, wired network works, CD burner works, wireless network NOT work.

IBM Thinkpad T42p (2373Q1G)

Method: native

CPU: Pentium M 2.1GHz 2MB L2 Cache
Memory: 2GB
Video: ATI FireGL Mobility T2 (Device ID: 0x4E54, Vendor ID: 0x1002)
Sound: AC97 (Device ID: 0x245C, Vendor ID: 0x8086)
Network: Intel Corp. 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet (Device ID: 0x101E, Vendor ID: 0x8086)

Applied patches: Maxxuss 0.5c. I had to remove ATI* from /System/Library/Extensions in order to be able to boot without -x at boot prompt owtherwise
the system hangs on boot. Screen resolution 1600x1200x32 as specified on boot prompt works fine at accurate speed. VGA bus type is recognized to be AGP.
Wired network works out of the box. Bluetooth works. Sound works. USB works. No wireless network (Atheros).

IBM Thinkpad R40

Method: native on separate hard drive, using deadmoo image, and latest maxxuss patches (v0.4) without AppleTPMACPI.kext, dd

Hardware OK :

Pentium M 1.3 Ghz (SSE2 only),384MB, Radeon Mobility 7500 16MB, Intel Pro 100 VE ethernet, Onboard Intel AC97 Sound, , Trackpoint/Touchpad, USB mouse

File system : FAT32

Hardware Not OK :

ibm wireless a/b/g

IBM Thinkpad R40e 2684-52m

Method : native, using using deadmoo image and latest patches (v0.4)

Specification / Hardware
CPU : Celeron 1.7GHz (SSE2)
Memory : 512MB
Video : ATI Mobility Radeon 16MB
LCD : 1027 x 768
Sound : SoundMax Integrated Audio
Network : Broadcom 57xx

Boots up very quickly and runs smoothly. Did not need safe mode. No audio or wired network. USB1.1 works - external drives appear on desktop. Does not have built in USB2 and Belkin Cardbus USB2 card not recognised (no OSX drivers exist, let alone OSX-x86 drivers).

IBM Thinkpad R50e

Method : native, using deadmoo image and latest patches (v0.4_1)

Specification / Hardware
CPU : Pentium M 1.6GHz (SSE2)
Memory : 256MB
Video : Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller
LCD : 1027 x 768
Sound : SoundMax Integrated Digital Audio
Network1 : Intel Pro/100 VE network conection
Network2 : TP-LINK 11G Wireless Adapter
  • Boots up quickly and runs smoothly. Needs safe mode.
  • No audio.
  • Built in network runs perfictly.
  • TP-LINK 11G Wireless Adapter does not work.(Could recognize the card, but could not work.)

fuck you, all you said was fucken wrong

IBM Thinkpad R50 1829-7RG


  • Pentium M Banias 1,5 without SSE3
  • Intel 855i Chipset, IHC4
  • ATI Radeon 9000 Mobility 32 MB (Vesa 2.0 mode)
  • Intel 2100B WLAN (no go)
  • Intel/Broadcom Gigabit Network (works)
  • Soundmax Digital Audio (works)
  • IBM Bluetooth II (works)
  • Teac 255 Combo CDRW (works)

Installed from patched DEV-DVD (Release 1) + Maxxus 0.5c to a primary partition of my USB harddrive. Except specific ATI support and wirless everything worked out of the box, includig sound. Screen resolution set to 1400*1050 is awesome. PPC apps work quite fast, photoshop & co are really usable.

fuck you

IBM Thinkpad R51

Method  : Dual Boot using 'VMWare' technique, using deadmoo image

Specification / Hardware
CPU      : Intel Pentium 715 (1.5GHz, 2MB) (SSE2)
Memory   : 768MB
Video    : Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller
LCD      : 14.1 TFT @ 1024 x 768
Sound    : Analog Devices AD1981B AC97 Soft Audio (AC'97 2.2 Compatible)
Optical  : 24x/24x/24x/8x CD-RW/DVD - detected as a CD-R and -RW
Network1 : 10/100 network conection
Network2 : Intel 802.11 b/g Wireless Adapter (MPCI)
  • Boots up and runs. Needs safe mode. Runs even better with platform=X86PC and safe mode.
  • No audio.
  • Built in network runs perfectly.
  • Wireless Adapter does not work. (Could not even recognize the card.)
  • Sometimes does not shutdown properly... (endless spinning cheeze grater at end)

IBM Thinkpad R52

Method : using patched install dvd install in vmware then dd to physical hdd partition

Hardware CPU : Intel Pentium M 1.74Ghz (SSE2) Memory: 1.2G Video : Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 (GMA 900) Network: BCM5751M NetXtreme® Gigabit Ethernet Controller Wireless: Intel 802.11 b/g

After dd, the native boot will hang after ICH6 .

Back to vmware, delete IOPCCardFamiliy.kext in /System/.../extensions/ dd again, then native boot ok!

Video only working in vesa mode. (after modify device id in AppleIntel910.kext ... OSX will see GMA900 video card but without QE coreimage support)

Sound working the Mic also working(After copy AppleAC97Audio.kext from darwin iso)

Network (wired & wireless) not working

Firewire (detected but not tested)

USB working

LG LS70 Express

Method: dd tiger-x86-flat.img to partition, booting with M$ bootloader via chain0 file.

Hardware: Pentium M 1.73 GHz, 512 MB RAM, Intel i915 chipset, ICH6 audio(Intel HD Audio) and SATA, 60 GB SATA HDD, ATI X600 mobility, Intel pro wireless b/g, Marvell Yukon Gigabit NIC, Synaptics Touchpad.

  • OS : works OK.
  • Graphics : currently using vesa 2.0 (1024x768)
  • Sound : OK
  • Keyboard : Didn't work when I installed OSX. Patched with babaev ps2 patch and now works fine.
  • Touchpad : OK
  • Rosetta : works with Maxxus v.0.4 patch
  • Ethernet : FAIL
  • Wireless : FAIL
  • USBstick : mountable

LG LW40 Express

Method: dd tiger-x86-flat.img to partition, booting with GRUB (system also runs Linux, WinXP)

Hardware: Pentium-M 1.6Ghz, 512MB RAM, Marvel Yukon Ethernet, Intel PRO/Wireless 2915 a/b/g, Intel 915GM Graphics, Intel ICH6 High Definition Audio, Synaptics Touchpad.


  • OS runs fine
  • Rosetta works SSE3 patches
  • Accelerated graphics
  • Touchpad
  • Sound
  • Battery info, resume, etc


  • Keyboard does not respond (not even Fn keys - any ides, email me [email protected]).
  • Resolution is only 1024x800 (ie, 4:3 ratio on a widescreen). Possible fix may be using something like 915resolution at boot, as needed under linux.
  • Wifi and Ethernet does not work

MSI Megabook 260 (aka ALDI Subnotebook)

Repartitioned the manufacturer's shit with Partition Magic to make room for a new 6gig primary partition, put in the deadmoo image and booted using Grub. Works, but:

  • Screen resolution is only 1024x786, Millions of colors. The notebook has Intel 915GM graphics, does any1 know how to get the native 1280x800?
  • The builtin AirPort is not detected.

MSI Megabook S270

CPU: AMD Turion64 MT-28 RAM: 1024MB (128 allocated to Graphic Card) Graphic Card: ATI XPRESS X200 Native resolution: 1280 x 800

Used Partition Magic 8 to free up 7050MB at the end of the 80GB Samsung HDD. Used diskpart to create a partition of AF type with that unallocated space. then: dd if=tiger-x86-flat.img of=\\?\Device\Harddisk0\Partition2 bs=32256 skip=1 --progress

[Update] I decided to reinstall from scratch. It is still hugely slow to boot (in verbose boot I can see tons of line for about 10 minutes). I tried to remove the TMP kext but it don't seem to make any difference.

Ethernet is functioning correctly.

Packard Bell EasyNote B3221

Method: deadmoo image in second partition, dual boot with XP using chain0, patched with maxxus.

video: no accelerated
sound: only left channel.
burner: OK
touchpad: ok
batery: ok
no works ethernet.
no works wireless.

Panasonic Let's Note CF-W2D

Panasonic Let's Note R3

Video: no accelerated
Ethernet: ok
Touchpad: ok
Battery: ok
Sound: untested
Wireless: nope

NOTE: AppleAC97IntelICH(ICH4) recognize Audio(Sigmatel). But output have gone SoundInput(Stereo Mix).

Sager NP8880

This is a generic laptop with radeon 7500 gfx, p4 2.4ghz w/SSE2, 512mb RAM, Realtek 8139 Ethernet card, ac97 sound.

Method: native, using the 6gb deadmoo image which I expanded to 10gb. Dual boot with winxp using winxp bootloader and chain0 file.

Installing the sse2->sse3 patch (Maxxus 0.2) in osx freezes the kernel on reboot, but it worked ok replacing the files in windows with macdrive. Sound and ethernet work on installation with no problems. With the sse2 patch, only the dvd player doesn't work, though many apps quit unexpectedly. Usb and firewire both work. The graphics card does not run quartz extreme.

Sager NP4750

DeadMoo's Native Install with tripple boot (GRUB) XP Prox64 and Fedora Core 4 (64)

  • AMD Athlon 64 3400+
  • ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 Pro (works once the ATI Kexts are removed)
  • Ethernet Works
  • USB Works
  • AC'97 Sound Works
  • Wireless Gigabyte Card (Atheros Based) does not work
  • Needs the SSE3 Patch for Rosetta

Sager NP9880

3.2. ghz 64 bit, raid hd's, dvd, cd burner, Nvidia 6800 ultra pci express, no sound, no wireless. Ethernet works. Works booting from external hd on usb. Have not tried installed internally. No special startup options.

Samsung P10

  • Intel Pentium-M 1600
  • ATI Radeon M7 onboard
  • Fujitsu MHT2060AT
  • + Native installation (patched install DVD)
  • + Boots normally
  • + Sound works not
  • + Wired LAN works (Intel Pro/100 VE)
  • + USB works
  • + 1024*768 native screen resolution works
  • - Wireless LAN doesn't work

Samsung P35

Method : native using deadmoo image, Dual-Boot (GRUB) with WinXP

Hardware : 1,6 GHz Pentium M, 512 MB Ram, Video : Radeon 9700 Mobility

Darwin Startup Options : -x "Graphics Mode"="1400x1050x32"

Comments : runs well in save mode (the "-x" option ...), no wlan, no sound

Samsung V25 Laptop P4 2.66Ghz

VMWare under Windows XP
  • Samsung V25 Laptop
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.66Ghz (SSE2 max)
  • Intel 845GV Chipset
  • 512MB SDR-SDRAM Shared
  • 40GB HDD
  • Intel 845GV Graphics 8MB Shared
  • AC97 Audio Codec and LAN
Install while slow was successful, attempted to go for native dual boot but unable to do so due to single HDD. May try DD method to move to partition at later date. O/S works though can not run PPC software of course, always crashes when accessing Language System Preferences. Simple graphics effects like Genie and Exposé are ok. Some glitches when doing menu and transparency effects, also unable to render 3D animations. Audio and network non-functional.


Samsung X20 XVM 1600 II

Method: dd using Knoppix


  • Pentium M 1,6 Ghz
  • 512 MB DDR2 System Memory (2*256 Dual Channel)
  • i915 Chipset
  • ATI X600


  • + Boots normally
  • + VGA works using 1400*1050 Resolution
  • + Sound works
  • + Firewire works
  • + USB works
  • - Ethernet does NOT work
  • - Wireless LAN does NOT work

So everything ok but no network at all (crap)

Shuttle XPC SB51G

Method: Apple.OS.X.x86.10.4.Generic.Install.DVD

Native install finished in about an hour time.

Hardware: Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz(SSE2 Only), 512MB

Sound: Using USB soundsticks perfectly Onboard AC'97 card should work, not tested.

Video: onboard I835 QE enabled with kext's as explained here http://forum.osx86project.org/index.php?showtopic=1942

Network: onboard RTL8139 working fine

In the BIOS turn off "USB keyboard support" otherwise USB mouse + keyboard won't work as soon as OS X is booted. PS/2 stuff seems to work fine.

PATA 60 GB HD working up to speed

Bootflags: -v "Graphics Mode"=1280x1024x32 platform=ACPI

Boot time was 30 secs, after 10.4.3 update 24 secs.

- SirMac

Shuttle XPC SB81P


Method: native using deadmoo image in ATA HDD

Hardware: Pentium4 3.0Ghz(SSE2 only) ,1024MB

Video:GMA900 works fine.

Sound: not work

Ethernet:Brodcom giga chip not work( use another 3com 3c905 works fine)

Mouse: Logitech PS/2 Mouse works

Keyboard: PS/2 Keyboard works

SATA: works fine

USB: works

Software:SSE2 patched, itunes,firefox works fine.

Shuttle SB61G2v3

Method: use dd for windows with deadmoo image onto SATA drive (native install).

Hardware: Pentium 4 3.0Ghz (SSE2 Only), 512MB RAM, Intel 865G/ICH5 Chipset.

Video: Intel Extreme Graphics 2 onboard, only 1024x768 res. (Also Radeon 9600pro AGP - have not tested yet).

USB/Firewire: Untested.

SATA: No problems.

Audio: Realtek ALC650 appears to work fine, need to patch to run iTunes to fully test.

Network: Realtek 8100c LAN works fine, Trying to find a way to work Netgear WG311v2 PCI Wifi.

Shuttle SB61G2 Reflexion ver.

Method: 1. Native install using deadmoo image and dd in ubuntu live. 2. Patched deadmoo dev. DVD iso Generic OSx86 Install DVD Patcher v.3

Hardware: P4c 2.4ghz overclocked to 3ghz (sse2) , 256MB RAM, Intel 865G/ICH5 Chipset

Video: Nvidia geforce 4 ti4200 (1024x768 only, no QE support) Have yet to test built in video.

USB/Firewire: USB Mouse and keyboard works. Windows formated ipod gen 4 through firewire also works.

SATA: Works great. Seagate SATA drive used for first install method.

Audio: AC'97 works in 1st install method. Fresh DVD install requires setup.

Network: Built in Realtek adapter works.

Comments: First install method was sse2 patched. Installing on a fresh harddrive with the dev dvd took really long. Pioneer 107d detected and supported. Haven't been able to test burning cds or dvds yet. Also the built in usb 2.0 prisim 3 wireless dongle isn't detected.

Sony VAIO FS550

Technique: Native DD image install

Equipment: Sony Vaio FS550 Pent M 1.6GHz 1536MB

Annotation: Installed works nicely! (no Widescreen,no WiFi,no QE) HD realtek sound works only sometimes. Used Partition magic to make 6.5gb unallocated space. Diskpart to create partition into AF. DD the Tigerx86.img to partition. Sucessful dual boot. (two ways) Made apple partition active with fdisk also edited boot.ini in windows with chain0 in root to dual boot. Patched and works smoothly.. sound will randomly work on some boots with no chages made.

Note 9/7/05 - Got the Audio working fine with Maxxus update v0.5c MMOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Sony VAIO FS258E

Technique: Native DD image install with Ubuntu Live Hardware:1.5 Celeron M 512MB. Intel 915GM DVD RW

Swapped the orginal 80GB HDD with a spare 10GB and installed on that. Ran fine first boot. Safari Crashes after a few page renders, USB, Firewire and DVD all detected. Ethernet ok laptop/mobile Power management also working. No widescreen resolution, or WIFI, haven't applied updates or attempted to fix

Sony VAIO FS115B

Method: use dd from Slax distri from deadmoo image to an empty partition

Hardware: Pentium M 1.6GHz, 1GB, Video Card Intel 915

Comments: The OS boots up, but only 1024x768 resolution, no widescreen for now. Ethernet ok. Sound card is sometimes detected. Working on the issue. Cannot figure out to enable 1280x800?

Not Working:

  • Wireless (Centrino)



  • Pentium 4 SS2 compatible
  • 512 Mb
  • Video ATI Radeon IGP (1024x768)
  • Realtek LAN
  • ACPI Battery Status
  • Mouse USB
  • Touchpad
  • CD/DVD ( I need to test CD burn )

Not working :

  • Sound
  • Memory Stick

Comments: I love my mac. I've used the routine on http://www.andrewescobar.com/archive/2005/10/01/mac-on-intel-installation (thanks a lot man), all works fine, incredible. You forget to say that the root (deadmoo user) password is "bovinity".

Sony VAIO PCG-K33 (applies to all K series)

Method: used dd right from windows into fresh 6 gig Mac partition. I also tried the install DVD, it installed but failed to boot.

Hardware: Pentium 4 Mobile 3.06 Ghz (SSE3 compatible), 512 MBshared RAM, Radeon IGP 345M

Comments: OS X boots up with ease (I am currently [and successfully] triple booting XP Home, Vista beta 1, and OS X). Resolution stuck at 1024x768, no luck with any other resoultions (the LCD is 1280x800). Sound doesnt work, ethernet works, no WiFi, touchpad works but w/o tap-clicking. I have a crazy issue where OS X forgets that it setup the ethernet port, so it has to detect another port so I have like 12 ethernet ports, all created from one.

Sony VAIO S150

Method: use dd from within VMWare to clone mounted deadmoo image to an empty partition

Hardware: Pentium M 1.6GHz, 512MB, ATI Radeon Mobility 9200

Comments: The OS boots up, but only 1024x768 resolution, no widescreen for now. Ethernet seems to work fine as well. Sound card is detected, but speakers are silent. I am guessing this is because the external-amplifier is probably not muted.

Sony Vaio S260

Method: VMWare Workstation/XP Pro

Hardware: Pentium M @ 1.7ghz, 512mb (456 used by VMW), 60gb hd

Comments: Ran from included VMWare files. Just poking around the UI, it runs rather zippily. Loading programs and stuff takes some time. No sound. Glitchy graphics at times, like when menus disappear after clicking a menu item.

Sony VAIO S360

Method: Partition magic to resize primary partition, diskpart to set the type, dd to write the image, Windows bootloader, no special startup params

Hardware: Pentium M 1.7GHz, 512MB, 80GB HD, ATI Radeon Mobility 9600

Comments: OSX boots up, but only 1024x768 resolution, no widescreen or wireless for now. Ethernet works normally. Sound card is detected, but speakers are silent. Rosetta patch has been applied. Safari and itunes function.

Method2: Parition Magic to resize primary partition, Bender's Release 1 DVD boot disk.

Comments: Works, but only in 1024x768 resolution. No wireless. Sound works, but can get the volume high enough. Need to connect external powered speakers and crank up the volume on external speakers to get sound. Preview doesn't work, but other things seems to work ok. No crashes, but don't install iTunes 5. It hosed it.

Sony Vaio S480

Method: Partition magic to resize primary partition, diskpart to set the type, dd to write the image, Windows bootloader, no special startup params

Hardware: Pentium M @ 2.0ghz, 1GB RAM, 100GB HDD, GeForce Go 6200

Comment: I installed onto a partition using the above tools. No wiping Windows, running native, no boot params in OS X, everything just worked (so far, except wireless, and no widescreen). Took approx 2 hours total. Didn't even need to burn a CD or use a Live Linux distro.

Sony Vaio TX1XP

Method: DVD install, write over the restore partition, grub as bootloader for triplebooting Mac OS X / Gentoo Linux / Windows XP

Hardware: Pentium M ULV @ 1.2GHz, 1GB RAM, 60GB HDD, Intel 900GMA, Intel PRO/100 network, AC97 Sound, Intel 2915 (ipw2200) WiFi, WXGA 11.1" 1366x768 LCD

HCL: Lan and sound work, graphics have Quartz Extreme & CoreImage once the AppleIntel915.kext is patched with the correct hardware ID but needs an external monitor to boot (crashes otherwise, see forum). 1024x768 but no way to get 1366x768. DVD Writer recognized but not tested. Bluetooth works.

Notes: Wireless not recognized, have to wait for a 3rd party driver.

Sony Vaio Z1-WAMP

Method: Both VMWare and Justin Nolan's dual-boot method here: http://www.360hacker.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=237

Hardware: Pentium M 1.7GHz, 512Mb RAM, 100gb HDD (not stock), Yamaha AC-XG Sound, Intel PRO/100 VE network

HCL: Both LAN and sound work fine. SSE3->SSE2 patches available from this site work as well. Video will go into a higher display mode using the "Graphics Mode"=hxwxd method at boot. However, only up to 1280x1024x32 are available. 1400x1050x32 not supported (boots, but display isn't readable). Bluetooth works fully (tested with SonyEricsson T610). Battery and powersaving fully functional.

NCL: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200B/G connection. Not detected whatsoever.

I got 1400 resolution by native install!


Method: dd from windows of tiger-x6 vmware img then dual boot via boot.ini method

Hardware:Pentium4 2.66 ghz HT, 1Go DDR400 RAM, 120gb hdd(windows)+ 20Go HDD(OSX x86 + Share disk), Soundmax AC'97 onboard soundcard, Nvidia Gforce FX5700.(Motherboard : Asus P4SD-VX)

Comments: Works perfectly sse3->sse2 patches.(maxxus 0.5) and coregraphics patches. Rosetta is ok Boot time = 15 seconds vesa 3.0 mode ([email protected]) Nice Workstion all is working (Bluetooth, LAN, Sound, IDE controler, DVDr, Firewire) Still waiting for Quark extreme and coreimage on Nvidia Gforce card ;-)


Method: DD from ubuntu disc of tiger-x86-flat.img by deadmoo. HArdware is Pentium Mobile 1.6Ghz. 512 Mb Ram, USB Microsoft optical mouse, microphone, On Board AC97 Sound. ATI Mobils 9200 64 MB Graphics Card.

Comments : All seems to work really well. Patched using SSE3-SSE2 patch. MaxxusV 0.5 no coregraphics. Forget skype use 'GIZMO PROJECT' Rosetta is working very well. Boot time is 24 seconds. Vesa mode 3.0 1024x768x32. Sony full brightness working too. Looks lovely. DVD writer recognised but not tested. Try Gizmo Project as replacement for Skype cos it works very very very well. Microsoft Office 2004 works faultlessly.

Toshiba Satellite 1410

  • 1.79ghz Mobile Intel Celeron, 256mb ram
  • SSE3/PPC apps work well with patch installed
  • Native installation with deadmoo image
  • Boots in safe-mode and normal mode after deleting AppleIntel*.kext files
  • Ethernet works
  • No graphics acceleration (no QE etc).
  • On board audio doesn't work initially, may need to type command: "cp -rf downloadlocation/AppleAC97Audio.kext /System/Library/Extensions"

Toshiba Satellite A10

  • 2.2ghz celeron (SSE2), 512mb ram
  • SSE3/PPC apps work well with patch installed
  • Native installation with deadmoo image
  • Boots in safe-mode and normal mode after deleting AppleIntel*.kext files
  • Ethernet works
  • DVD playback doesn't work
  • No graphics acceleration (no QE etc).
  • On board audio works!

type command "cp -rf downloadlocation/AppleAC97Audio.kext /System/Library/Extensions" instead of drag the AppleAC97Audio.kext into the /System/Library/Extensions

Toshiba Satellite A40 SP270

  • Intel P IV 2.79 Ghz (sse2) with 512 MB Ram.
  • Native installation, DD using Ubuntu.
  • Video VESA 3.0 [email protected] with native installation.
  • Boots in normal mode after deleting -Intel830-.kext files and patch Maxxus v0.4.
  • Sound does not work ( AC97 ) (mine works, see comment)
  • Touchpad works.
  • Usb mouse works ( Mouse M$ and external HDD and DVD+RW HP100i ).
  • Combo drive (DVD-Rom/CD-RW) works 100%.
  • Wired Ethernet Card works.
  • Shows me even my battery (only %, no time).
  • CardBus works BUT wlan card is not detected.

Comments: Sound works if you change something in the BIOS: Hit "esc" on startup go to the second page in BIOS setup and change the setting in the upper left corner. It should be set from "setup by os" to "all devices". After that your A40 finally should have sound like mine :-)

Toshiba Satellite L10

Installation Method:

  • Deadmoo Image (Developer HD Image)


  • Video (just remove appleintel kext's)
  • DVD/CD-RW Drive
  • Sound (No tweaking required)
  • LAN
  • Touchpad
  • All USB Devices (iPod and Bluetooth USB Dongel tested)
  • Special Keys Working

Not Working

  • Nothing Except Video Card Drivers ( Works at 1024x768, million of colors perfectly)

Toshiba Satellite L20

Installation Method:

  • DVD install.


  • Video
  • DVD Unit (with the patch for non-apple DVD units)
  • Sound (after some tweaking, see AC97 sound howto)
  • LAN
  • Touchpad
  • USB Mouse
  • Some special keys (volume up, down, mute)

Not working:

  • Centrino Wireless (IPW2200BG)

Toshiba Satellite M30 PSM30C

Method: ISO images with ./ditto, Native, only OS X
CPU - Pentium M 1.5Ghz (SSE2 only. Everything working after apply patches)
RAM - 512MB PC2700 Hynix (problem with Linksys WPC54GS)
HD - Toshiba IDE 80G + Maxtor Firewire 160G (all working well)
Video - 15.4 inch with nVidia GeForceFX Go 5200 (only work 1024x768x32 and doesn't load nVidia driver)
Audio - AC97 (Work very well, mic works as well!)
Network - Intel MiniPCI WiFi (Not working) and Intel wired LAN (Work well)
Others - PCMICA (work), SD Card reader (not working), Firewire (work), USB (work), VGA-Out (not working), TV Out (not working)

Even though it's a 15.4 inch Wintel laptop, but it works very well as a 13 inch Mactel laptop as well! In the BIOS, set not-to-stretch-screen. Wireless, Video card driver is not working is a little bit disappointed. Firewire works, but when I use Final Cut Pro to import movies from firewire port, the program crashes. But Office, iWork works mostly. I love it and it becomes my study computer (No game, No many application to play with... etc) iPod 20G + iPod Shuffle works with the OS X as well, and EPSON C60 works with the computer as well (through USB), Scanner is not working, Speach command works!!!
Most of the function key does not work, "End" key does not work, "Window/Option" key is too far up on the right side, the multimedia key does not work... the rest of the computer works fine just like on the windows enviroment

Toshiba Satellite M35X-S109

Method: Native Dual-Boot, Booting from Windows Boot.ini

Hardware: Celeron M @ 1.4Ghz, 768MB RAM, 40GB HDD in 3 Partitions, Mobile Intel 855GME, Realtek ALC250

Comments: Just deleted the files beginning with "AppleIntel*" and doesn't need to boot up in safemode. I'm booting from windows Boot. Sound works, LAN works, CD drive works, external DVD doesn't. SSE3 to SSE2 patch works. No problem so far.

Another User: Toshiba 35x S109 If you have this laptop then obviously you camped overnight at bestbuy for that cheap $500 on day after thanksgiving sale. It is quite ironic that this cheap laptop (love my dell)actually runs os x because of its various intergrated intel pieces very close to that of the developer edition.

Instructions to get work natively. If you can install windows, its like that without having to load a single driver. Burn the iso of Generic Dvd Release 1 and use it on dvd plus. Boot of this disk and when u come to partition, use disk utilities and erase unkknown one and partition the drive with extened journal. (37.8 gigs free after partition) Install, (takes 40 minute)and dont click reboot when it asks you, mine will freeze if you do, Boots nicely, do not have to worry about vesa 2 or safemode. Boots with vesa three, follow instructions and enter ur info.

Vesa 3.0 card, works no safe mode required No quartz enabled, Ethernet WORKS YES Sound, works after an install of Ac97 fix, Realtek ALC250 Yes it work Pro: Everything works, Itunes Rocks Con: The touchpad a little slow, but workable.

Toshiba Satellite M35X-S149

Method: Native dual boot using Marklar Tiger Iso patched with Bender12 Generic Install DVD Patcher.

Hardware: Intel Celeron M 340(1.5GHz) w/ SSE2 only, 512MB Ram, 60G hd, Intel 855GME Chipset, onboard video, sound, IEEE, wireless, and lan. 15.4" WXGA screen. USB mouse.

Comments: Everything works except built-in wireless network, not sure about the cd burner either. Video resolution is locked at 1024X768. My laptop is wide screen, so everything is a little stretched but not too bad. At the moment, I'm trying to figure out how to link my network printer(Canon IPixma 3000) to this laptop. My iPod Mini works with iTunes. Playing video files off from network is a little skippy, video wise, though sound is great.

Toshiba Satellite M55-S325 (and M45-SP351)

Method: Native dual-boot, dd to partition from Deadmoos VMware image.

Harware: Pentium M @ 1.7ghz, 1gb RAM, Mobile Intel 915GM

Comments: Had to change 0x25828086 to 0x25928086 everywhere in AppleIntel* to make it work with 1280x768 (1280x800 works with QE+CI in M45). No network. Sound (AC97) works.

Update: Aug-24: Installed SSE3-SSE2 patches and Andy4life kext's. Got CI and acceleration, full support. DVD player still dies.

Toshiba Satellite A75-S206

Has an ATI Mobility 9000 IGP graphics card (devid 5838). Most of the hardware (motherboard, video, sound) is ATI. OSX will not boot, or will boot extremely slowly, but if you disable legacy USB support in the BIOS it will boot fine. Once booted, sound does not work, video is at 1024x768 instead of native 1280x800, and hard drive access is sluggish because of the SATA hardware not being supported out of the box.

Toshiba Tecra M2

Method : Native using dd from Deadmoos VMWare image.

Hardware : Nvidia GeForce FX G05200, AC '97 audio, Intel 855GM, Centrino 1.6 gHz. Onboard Intel LAN.

Comments : Works nicely except wireless, but thats understandable. No video acceleration, it seems.

Toshiba Tecra S2 (Model: PTS20A-017002)

Installation Method:

  • Native, using latest "MacOS X 10.4.1 Generic Intel Install DVD" (TMP Crack and Maxxuss SSE2 Patch v0.5 incorporated), Clean HDD (nothing else on it)

Hardware: (Full specifications avaliable here: http://tinyurl.com/8zltd *PDF File from Toshiba Australia*)

  • Intel Pentium M 750 (1.86GHz)
  • 1GB DDR333-SDRAM (2 x 512MB Modules)
  • 80GB Toshiba MK8026GAX
  • DVD Multi Recorder (DVD+/-R/RW RAM)
  • Intel 915PM PCI Express Chipset
  • nVidia GeForce 6600 Go 128MB PCI Express Graphics
  • Intel ICH6 AC97 Audio (with Realtek ALC250 Phy)
  • Marvell Yukon PCIe Gigabit Ethernet
  • Intel 2915ABG 802.11a/b/g MiniPCI Wireless LAN
  • Toshiba Bluetooth v1.2 (built in)
  • T.I. IEEE1394 Firewire
  • SXGA+ LCD Panel (1400x1050)
  • Toshiba Advanced Port Replicator III (PA3314U-1PRP)
  • BIOS Version of Laptop is v2.10


  • Major components worked after initial installation including:

- Graphics, loaded as VESA 3.0, no CoreImage or Quartz Extreme. Fixed resolution at 1024x768 32bit, tweaked to 1280x1024 32bit manually in startup .kext.

- Audio, with downloaded "AppleAC97Audio.kext" file pack and permission tweaking (documented here: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Audio)

- All drives mounted correctly - HDDs, DVD Multi, USB Flash Drives (when plugged into USB 2.0 ports)

- FireWire Port working and connected to Intenet via FireWire Networking (using Internet Connection Sharing with another Windows PC)

- USB 2.0 Ports working with Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer v3.0 and a variety of USB Flash Drives

- Port Replicator ports working correctly

Not Working:

  • Marvell Yukon PCIe Gigabit Ethernet and Intel Wireless LAN cards
  • Toshiba Bluetooth v1.2 (built in)
  • 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/SD/SM/xD/MS/MS-PRO) (built-in)
  • Native screen resolution of 1400x1050 (can only go up to 1280x1024 32bit)


  • Very smooth installation process, comparable to a Windows installation! Popped the DVD into the drive, let it load, 30 minutes later, boots into MacOS with no problems whatsoever.
  • Would be perfect if networking also works (Wired and Wireless).
  • Machine is very responsive and runs smoothly, iTunes and Quicktime functioning fine.
  • No DVD Playback with included player, due to a lack of optimised/accelerated graphics card drivers. Also, when playing back Divx/XviD contents, if you resize the video to anything other than its native resolution (i.e. full screen mode), it will overload the CPU (as the fan kicks into high-speed) and output very choppy (again suspected to be a lack of optimised/accelerated drivers).

Picture of working system: http://tinyurl.com/d3sol

Toshiba Portege M200

Method: Native using Deadmoo image

Hardware: NVidia GeForce FX Go5200, SoundMax (AC '97 audio), 1.5 GHZ Pentium M. Intel Intel PRO/100 VE LAN, Dell Truemobile 1300 B/G Wireless (Upgraded from Intel wireless).

Comments: To enable sound- Had to edit AC97 kext 'ICH4 AC97 Audio' key to match my sound 0x24c58086. LAN works, Wifi Not working. Wacom features of display not working. Native LCD Resolution for this laptop/tablet is 1400x1050, but cannot push it past 1280x1024 with generic VESA 3.0 driver. Cooling fan runs at high speed near continuously when booted in OSX, and normal (off/low) in Windows XP Tablet editon (Dual Boot using Windows Boot.ini and Chain0 from the Darwin CD).


Used the same method to install but booting using GRUB and boot.ini.

I have the same but newer so has a 1.8ghz m. Same graphics (not accelerated and won't push past 1280x1024 AND the external monitor port does not work... I WANT A DRIVER!), sound you can force to work without editing files by telling the BIOS to start all devices (not just the ones the OS asks for, this could work on other machines and with other hardware?. No Wacom, no wireless, I have no problems with the fan.... runs as in windows. USB works, haven't tested the PCMCIA, don't have any cards. The SD card slot doesn't work. Onboard mouse and Keyboard both work.

Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC

Method: Native using Deadmoo image that was DD'd onto 2nd Partition on Primary HardDrive

Hardware: Intel Pentium Mobile 1.86ghz with Centrino, 2GB DDR2 Ram, Marvell Network (doesnt work), NVIDIA GeForce6600Go 128mb (no graphics Accel), DVD-Dual Layer, Intel Pro Wireless, SoundMax Digital Audio

Comments: Network Doesnt work, I have SSE2 with patches, FireWire which is Texas Instraments doesn't show up, no Sound, CD Burning works, Keyboard Mouse Work fine except trackpad.

Toshiba P30

Method: Native using Deadmoo image that was DD'd onto USB 2.0 hard drive

Hardware: ATI Radeon 9800, AC '97 audio, 3.2 GHZ Intel Pentium 4 HT, Intel PRO/100 VE LAN.

Comments: To get it to boot off the USB HD, go into the bios, set the USB HD as the primary boot drive - and THIS PART IS IMPORTANT - disable the on-board IDE. Then it will boot up natively! If you want to use the rest of your space, partition the remaining space as FAT 32.

SSE3 works, Firewire works, USB mouse works, internal LAN card works, no sound (tried lots but to no avail - device ID: Dev 1002 Ven 4341), no Quartz Extreme, internal DVD drive is missing (for some reason) and laptop keyboard doesn't work (if I plug a PS/2 keyboard into a USB adapter, the mouse and keyboard works). And for some reason, it even recognizes and allows me to access my on-board IDE with no problems.

I got it to boot by:

A) deleting all ATI kexts B) deleting appleps2controller.kext C) once I partitioned the remaining space on my USB HD as FAT 32, it would no longer boot up automatically without going to the restart screen, but I noticed if I booted up verbose -v there were no problems!

Toshiba Satellite P10-S429

Method: Native installing Darwin 8.01 and upgrade to 8.1, then ditto-ed the deadmoo image's files to the Darwin install (did it this way in order to use all 8GB of the partition I made, instead of the 6GB you get when using "dd")

Hardware: GeForce FX Go 5100, AC '97 audio, P4 2.66Ghz (SSE2), Realtek 8139 (Ethernet), Atheros AR5001X+ (Wireless)

Comments: Triple-boots WinXP, SUSE 9.3, and Mac OS x86 (using SUSE's GRUB). Using SSE3->SSE2 patches v0.4. Wireless does not work. Sound, Firewire, Ethernet, PCMCIA, USB, DVD/CDRW Combo work. Runs with either platform=ACPI or X86PC and 1024x768x32 resolution (1280x800, the native resolution of the display, does not work). No kext graphics driver loads (currently using VESA 3.0).

Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 with 1.7GHz Pentium4M

I used the setup instructions from the Wiki http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Install_On_A_Partition_Simple_And_Accurate , installed Win XP first (which took the longest of the whole process!!) created the AF partition and then copied the deadmoo image into, it booted right up! Had to tweak the sound card and use the sse4 patch, and now everything seems to work fine, except sleep mode and a working "airport" card which I still have to find. This is so cool! I am also running MS Office (but sloooooow) More details about the notebook: 256MB RAM 60GB Harddisk 1.7GHz Pentium M NVidia 440 Go Intel Sound chip AC97 1024x768 Video w/16MB, no QE or similar :-(

Thanks to everyone!! /Johnson

Toshiba Tecra 9100

Method: Native dual boot using Deadmoo image

Hardware: P4-Mobile 1.8ghz, 512mb, wireless, S3 SuperSavage graphics, ac97 sound (venid = 8086, devid = 2485)

Comments: Sound now works, obviously wireless doesnt. lan is working, graphics supported as Vesa2 compatabile. Glitches as above with somethings in ui (green and pink lines) (v4 seems to fix). My pcmcia card slot isnt supported, but going to try chainging its settings in bios). inbuilt usb works for at least keyboard and mouse. Inbuilt ps2 works, have ps2 keyboard and usb mouse, works fine. system wont go to sleep --> mouse disappears, hd parks, and then nothing happens.

nth update: Maxuss v4 works fantastically. Ive got audio working and firewire working too. link Set the bios to manual configure for the devices (so instead of something like Set by OS, its the other setting) edit the plist ala the forum post and youll now have audio! (also fixes firewire!)


Toshiba Satellite 1905-S301

Method: Native dual boot using deadmoo image windowsXP/Osx86 booting using,Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0.549

Hardware: p4 2.0Ghz, 256mb, wireless, ati mobility 16mb Vesa 2.0, AC'97 audio, intel 10/100 lan, firewire, ieeee 1394, D-link Pcmcia, 40GB hd.

Comments: installed works perfectly, no problems used maxusus path v.04 speed isnt too bad similar to windows, runs at 1024x786 resolution, everything works accept dvd player it cant play dvd movies the program locks and asks to reboot computer and wireless internet although it does detect dlink DWL-650 pcmcia but the settings are greyed out also using logitec wireless mouse worked fine.

Yakumo Q7 XD Mobilium

see ECS G551

2.8 Ghz Prescott P4P800 Deluxe 9800 AIW RADEON w/TV-OUT

Method: dd from windows of tiger-x6 vmware img then dual boot via boot.ini method - made 2 more paritions on my xp hd. 1 for the 6gb image and 1 to save and install apps.

Move the *ATI* and AppleIntel* out of the extensions folder into /backup and reboot - my radeon 9800 AIW 128 MB card works at 1280 x 1024 but no QE Im running 2.8 Ghz Prescott and am using the original Coregraphics. What I did find funny was that the mouse takes a dump every so often. I'm using a kvm and when I switch to another box then switch back I seem to have my mouse again. Weird.... eh? Whats even weirder is that this happens less often when I'm running applications. When I leave the box for about an hour to 3 it happens again and I have to "Switch back" to the os x intel box.

Looking to flash my radeon for QE.

- shido6 was here -

Voodoo ENVY a:228

see MSI MegaBook S270

WinBook J4 1.7Ghertz SSE2 256RAM

  • Doesn't work in OSx68 Generic Install by default:
  • WinBook J4 ethernet card
  • WinBook J4 soundcard
  • Winbook J4 wireless ethernet card port
  • D-Link DWL-G132 108Mbps Wireless Internet Adapter
  • D-Link DWL-650 54Mbps Wireless Internet Card
  • Chess (can't move pieces)
  • Preview (jpegs show gray, safari works for jpegs)
  • iTunes (jammed on store bought CD)
  • Works in OSx68 Generic Install by default:
  • Winbook J4 cd/dvd (doesn't burn by default)
  • harman/kardon apple sound stick USB speakers (work great even with no sound card)
  • POI USB 6 in 1 Flash Memory Drive
  • 4 USB ports (can add USB sound, Flash Mem Drive, and maybe USB internet adapter)
  • SIS Video Card @ 1024x768, limited by the Laptop LCD, same as on other OSs (can't switch between 800x600 and 1024x768 without restarting)
  • Winbook J4 Trackpad
  • Winbook J4 Keyboard
  • Logitec 2 button USB Mouse
  • iMac USB Apple Keyboard
  • iMac USB Pro Mouse
  • Terminal, Disk Utility, Safari, System Info, Screen Saver

XBook XB10

  • Intel Pentium-M Dothan 1600
  • Intel 855PM Chipset + ICH4M Southbridge
  • ATi Radeon 9700 Mobility onboard
  • Hitachi 7K60 7200rpm hard disk
  • + Native installation (patched install DVD)
  • + Boots normally
  • + Sound works
  • + Wired LAN works (RTL8139)
  • + USB works
  • + 1400x1050 native screen resolution works
  • - Wireless LAN doesn't work
XBench : 39.28

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