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Travelmate 3010 (3012wtmi)

Install Method: iPC OSx86 Universal 10.5.6 Final ISO

What works:

  • Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.6Ghz (single core only - must include boot flag "cpus=1" in Darwin options)
  • Video: Intel GMA 950 1280x800, QE, CI, works perfect
  • Audio: works with VoodooHDA (used OSX86 Tools to install kext)
  • Touchpad & Mouse: works (install PS2 Keyboard & mouse patches)
  • Bluetooth
  • Firewire

What doesn't work:

  • WLAN: Intel 3945abg
  • Ethernet: Broadcom5789
  • Webcam: Logitech .

Aspire 4310

Install Method: Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.4 9E25 Retail + official updates

What works:

  • Processor: works Intel Celeron M 530 @ 1.73 GHz
  • Video: works Intel GMA 950 works @1280x800 with acceleration
  • Audio: works (Realtek ALC268)
  • Touchpad: works Synaptics
  • WLAN card: works Broadcom 94311 mcg (from box) :)
  • Ethernet card: works Broadcom 5787 M Ethernet (no sleep)
  • BuiltIn microphone: works

What doesn't work

  • CardReader: driver not installed
  • S-Video output
  • Empowering buttons )))
  • Microphone output ((( .

Aspire One 150

Install Method: XXX 10.5.6 Universal Final using Leopard hd install

What works:

  • Processor: Intel Atom N270 @ 1.6GHz
  • Audio works (Realtek ALC268)
  • Webcam Works
  • Battery Meter works
  • VGA Intel GMA 950 works @1024*600 with acceleration
  • Touchpad (Synaptics)
  • LAN (Realtek 8102EL)
  • Flash Card reader (SDHCI driver on sourceforge.net works)

What doesn't work

  • WLAN (Atheros 5007) . . . .
  • Sleep

Extensa 5220 -201G16Mi

System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55) | Kernel Version: Darwin 9.6.0 | Bootloader: Chameleon 2.0rc | Installed: Leopard Retail DVD 10.5.1 + Combo Update 10.5.6

Install method:

My install is an adaptation of Karaakeha�s tutorial ---> http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=76404. This install methodworked to Acer 5620z too. I replaced my LACIE usb external hd with the laptops drive. Using my MBP I installed the Chameleon 2.0rc EFI Bootloader, my Retail DVD 10.5.1 which I had bought for my MBP (had made a DMG of it earlier) and Combo Update 10.5.6 DMG to the destination HD. Using the terminal I removed the following kexts from the install HDs System/Library/Extensions folder

  • AppleEFIRuntime.kext
  • AppleHWSensor.kext
  • AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext

I manually removed these and copied replacement kexts:

I repaired the permissions in the terminal and removed the harddrive from the LACIE USB-case and put it back in the laptop. Changed the MoBo to ACHI mode from BIOS and the laptop booted up nicely. Unfortunately the laptops keyboard & mouse wasn�t detected, so I had to use USB mouse and a USB keyboard to create the user account. Then it was time to find out how to get things working.

What works:

What doesn't work

  • Sleep disables WIFI and sometimes keyboard functionality
  • Texas instruments 803c 5in1 sd-cardreader (driver should be possible to make) Chunnans fix shows the bus in System Profiler
  • LAN-fix and PCMCIA-fix disables Sleep functionality.


  • You can update everything using Apple Software Update but the Airport-updates break the WIFI so you have to do the fix again.
  • Also the 2finger scroll might break so you might have to do the fix again. . . -ALLNUTZ

Aspire 5920G

Method iPC OSx86 Universal 10.5.6

  • Installed in AHCI Sata mode fine.
  • Can use Software Update.
  • Occasionally won't boot.
  • Hibernate will crash the system and lock the bootup process, Disabled.

What works:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2Ghz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 DDR2
  • Firewire
  • SATA Intel ICH8-M AHCI
  • Keyboard and Touchpad (With PS/2 Patch, partially working)
  • USB 2.0
  • Intel 82801HB ICH8 High Defination Audio

What doesn't work:

  • Broadcom BCM5787M NetLink Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
  • SuYin Acer CrystalEye Webcam
  • Intel Wireless 4965AGN
  • Flash Card Reader .

Method Retail 10.5.0 DVD, update to 10.5.6 with apple comboupdate

  • Needs latest bios update
  • Boots normally after chameleon efi installation
  • Can use Software Update
  • Stable, no random crashes
  • Boot ratio 2/4 (no proper reason)

What works:

  • Both processors
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512 DDR2
  • External display
  • Firewire
  • SATA Intel ICH8-M AHCI
  • Keyboard and Touchpad
  • USB 2.0
  • Intel 82801HB ICH8 High Defination Audio, all inputs
  • Broadcom BCM5787M NetLink Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express

What doesn't work:

  • SuYin Acer CrystalEye Webcam
  • Intel Wireless 4965AGN
  • Flash Card Reader
  • Hibernate . .

Extensa 5620z

Install Method: Iatkos v5i 10.5.5 (do not forget to update the BIOS before you start!!!). IDeneb v1.4 10.5.6 works also

  • After install updated from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6 without problems. (While updating you need a runner who delete "AppleintelCpuPowermanagement")
  • I use the Chameleon bootloader, chameleon bootloader v2 works perfect
  • System boot's up in 30sec.

What works:

  • Processor: Core 2 Duo T2310 @ 1.6GHz
  • Audio works
  • VGA Intel GMA 3100 works
  • Touchpad work without scroll- middle button
  • Firewire

UPDATE: WIFI works! http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=156546

  • UPDATE 2: LAN Works!!!


What doesn't work

  • No mic & headphone
  • Flash Card reader . . .

Extensa 5620z - Core 2 Duo T5550 1.83GHz

System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55) | Kernel Version: Darwin 9.6.0 | Bootloader: Chameleon 2.0rc | Installed: Leopard Retail DVD 10.5.1 + Combo Update 10.5.6

Install method:

My install is an adaptation of Karaakeha�s tutorial ---> http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=76404 I replaced my LACIE usb external hd with the laptops drive. Using my MBP I installed the Chameleon 2.0rc EFI Bootloader, my Retail DVD 10.5.1 which I had bought for my MBP (had made a DMG of it earlier) and Combo Update 10.5.6 DMG to the destination HD. Using the terminal I removed the following kexts from the install HDs System/Library/Extensions folder

  • AppleEFIRuntime.kext
  • AppleHWSensor.kext
  • AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext

I manually removed these and copied replacement kexts:

  • AppleACHIPort.kext (karaakehas tutorial 10.5.6 kexts)
  • JMicronATA.kext (karaakehas tutorial 10.5.6 kexts)
  • IOACHIFamily.kext (karaakehas tutorial 10.5.6 kexts)
  • AppleSMBIOS,kext (karaakehas tutorial 10.5.6 kexts)
  • dsmos.kext (karaakehas tutorial 10.5.6 kexts)
  • AppleACPIPlatform.kext (cromatrons Acer 5220 tutorial zip --> http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=77524&st=20)
  • OpenHaltRestart.kext (karaakehas tutorial 10.5.6 kexts)

I repaired the permissions in the terminal and removed the harddrive from the LACIE USB-case and put it back in the laptop. Changed the MoBo to ACHI mode from BIOS and the laptop booted up nicely. Unfortunately the laptops keyboard & mouse wasn�t detected, so I had to use USB mouse and a USB keyboard to create the user account. Then it was time to find out how to get things working.

What works:

What doesn't work

  • Sleep disables WIFI and sometimes keyboard functionality
  • Texas instruments 803c 5in1 sd-cardreader (driver should be possible to make) Chunnans fix shows the bus in System Profiler
  • LAN-fix and PCMCIA-fix disables Sleep functionality.


  • You can update everything using Apple Software Update but the Airport-updates break the WIFI so you have to do the fix again.
  • Also the 2finger scroll might break so you might have to do the fix again. . . -ALLNUTZ

Travelmate 4200

Install Method: iATKOS v5i. Updated through Apple's software update from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6.

What works:

  • Processor: Intel Core Solo @ 1.86GHz
  • Audio works
  • VGA Intel GMA 950 works with acceleration
  • USB
  • DVD Burner

What doesn't work

  • LAN
  • WLAN
  • Keyboard and mouse (x86 patch for PS/2 needs to be reinstalled). . . . . .

Aspire 5315

   * Current OS X Version: 10.5.6
   * Desktop/Laptop : Laptop 
   * Manufacturer: Acer
   * Model: Aspire 5315 051G08Mi 
   * Install Methods summary: 

Used iPC 10.5.6, Vanilla kernel + applied patches ppf 1-5 to iso from iPC website. You must apply the patches to the iso in order to get all the drivers so that your computer will work, i.e the keyboard and mouse does not work by default. (I did not select a kernel in setup, so it chose the default vanilla kernal, which works. Vodoo and XNU kernels seemed to work, but require furhter testing). Everything else worked fine during install. I did not select a kernel because the setup then uses the vanilla kernal which is not listed. I also did not select a video driver, even though GMAX3100 is compatible, the startup screen would not load when i had this driver installed.

   * BIOS Version: 1.43 (I flashed it from XP to patch the fan issues. Everything seems to be fine now)
   * BIOS setup options: Sata set to AHCI Mode
   * Processor Model: Intel Celeron
   * Speed: 1.73GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache.
   * Recognized as what in System Profiler: Intel Celeron CPU 530
   * Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio (10EC:0268), used ALC268 by Madtux driver (in customize packages).
   * LAN: Broadcom Netlink Fast Ethernet (14E4:1713), Not working, couldnt find driver.
   * WLAN: Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter (168C:001C), Atheros AR507EG, 40% chance of working (in customize packages).
   * Modem: HDAudio Soft data fax Modem with smart cp (14F1:2C06), Untested as I dont need it.
   * SATA & IDE: SATA worked out of the box. IDE untested.
   * Partitoned as MBR drive (So I can duel boot with XP)
   * Graphics: Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family X3100 256MB (8086:2A02), did not install a video driver, default works fine. I had problems installing GMAX3100 driver
   * Quartz Extreme : Supported, all resolutions available.
   * Other Accessories (USB/FIREWIRE) : Yes
   * Power Management: PowerManagement Package (in customize packages); works great!
<Fixes and Patches>
   * Keyboard: select both PS/2 Device Support fixes for keyboard and mouse, or they wont work after install
   * Also selected Shutdown/Restart Fix

SideNote, this is what got my computer to boot and startup, a lot of other packages were left untested such as different kernels, please update upon findings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


A6Km (Q0067H)

Install Method: iDeneb 1.4 (10.5.6)

  • Installed with VooDoo kernel

What works:

  • Processor: AMD Turion 64 @ 1.8GHz (supports SSE2|3) - just works
  • VGA: GeForce 7300 Go - works with nVidia 6/7 Go patch
  • Touchpad scrolling - works with FFScroll
  • USB - works out of the box
  • WLAN - with patch for Broadcom WIFI cards
  • LAN - with patch for Realtek cards
  • Bluetooth - works out of the box - unable to turn off
  • Battery status - with patch Battery status
  • Audio - SiS 7012 AC97 - (not shown in System Profiler) - working with the right kext.

What doesn't work

  • Memory Card reader
  • USB webcam - Syntek
  • IrDA
  • Modem

What was not tested

  • Firewire
  • DVD burner
  • TV Out
  • ExpressCard slot .


Install Method: IDeneb 1.4 10.5.6 (no need of any updates of your BIOS).

  • I use the Chameleon bootloader. (No problems with bootloader).

What works:

  • Processor: Core 2 Duo T9400 @ 2.53GHz
  • VGA: GeForce 9650M GT; work full
  • Touchpad work without scroll option)
  • Firewire
  • USB
  • LAN
  • Battery status

What doesn't work

  • Audio
  • No mic & headphone
  • WLAN: Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN
  • Flash Card reader .

The OS install using Ideneb 1.4 will not get past the MAC Framework successfully initialized using 16384 buffer headers and 4096 cluster IO buffer headers message. Please post specifics of how you installed. .

EDIT# Installed with iPC and used ACPI Fix (fixed buffer header error)


Install Method: IPC OSX86 10.5.6 Beta

  • I use Chameleon bootloader. (No problems)

What works

  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz
  • Touchpad works w/ scroll and tap to click after modifying ApplePS2Trackpad -> Info.plist
  • VGA: Nvidia 8600M; works great
  • Firewire works
  • USB works
  • LAN -- I have an atheros based wifi card - works great!
  • Audio -- Azalia audio -- only stereo out on internal speakers

What doesn't work

  • Audio - no mic/headphones. (Using USB audio for headphones and mic)
  • Flash Card Reader -- Ricoh still unable to get this working
  • USB webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader . . .


Presario C762NR

  • Both CPU cores working out of box
  • Intel GMAX3100 fully working out of box
  • On-board 10/100 LAN works out of box.
  • Wifi may or may not work. If you have an Atheros A5007EG mini PCI-E Wifi adapter, it won't, as of 4/23/09.
  • DVD Burner working out of box.
  • Audio works with Azalia kext. No mic, no headphones.
  • USB works out of box.
  • Requires ACPIPS2Nub.kext for touchpad, keyboard, and power management support.
  • Sleep and suspend work out of the box.
  • Contrast keys work out of box.

What doesn't work: (as of 4/23/09)

  • Atheros wifi (Use a USB Wifi adapter with OSX support like a D-Link DWA140 instead.)
  • Headphone jack
  • Mic jack .

Presario C712NR

  • Both CPU cores working out of box
  • Intel GMAX3100 fully working out of box
  • Wireless working out of the box
  • DVD Burner working fully with burning out of box
  • Audio works with AppleAzaliaAudio.kext but no headphones or mic working
  • USB 2.0 fully working
  • Requires ACPIPS2Nub.kext for PS/2 and Power Management
  • Wireless on/off button works but you can't turn it back on with the button (have to turn on AirPort in System Preferences)
  • Volume Up/Down/Mute, Brightness control, and Home keys (PgUp and PgDown too) work on keyboard ; no other special keys working
  • Sleep works but no active cooling fan after sleep. (Will get hot)

Can install using iATKOS 10.5.4 with this guide, then updated through combo update, or most (iATKOS, Ideneb, Leo4all, XxX) 10.5.6 distros. Retail install will work using the boot 132 method. . . . . . . . . . . .

Presario C500

Actual model type C501TU, Installed with the XxX OSX86 10.5.6 Universal Install.

  • USB Fully working
  • Intel GMA950 Fully working
  • Audio (Azalia) working
  • Wireless - Broadcom 4311 now works with the 10.5.6 IOPCMCIA.kext file at http://www.mediafire.com/chunnan. Tested on a C502US.
  • Volume up/down/mute softkeys working.
  • CD Burning (Roxio Toast) working.
  • LAN (Realtek 8139) working. .

Presario V5000 (V5002EA)

Installed with iDeneb 10.5.6

Using Vanilla Kernal

Fully working from install

  • AMD Sempron 1.8Ghz 3000+ (Fully working from install) [Select ATIATA chipset at setup]
  • 2GB Memory Fine
  • ATI x200m (upto 1024x768,NO QE,CI from install) [Need calisto to be able to get resolution up to 1280x800 but still no QE,CI]
  • Main Hard Drive (Western Digital 80GB WDC WD800VE-00HDT0) [Fully Working from install]
  • External Hard Drive (Western Digital My Passport 320GB WD 3200BEV) [Fully working from install]
  • HL_DT_ST DVDRAM GSA T40N (Fully working from install) [Reads/Writes]
  • Broadcom 4318 Wireless (Fully working from install) [Need to select broadcom in setup]
  • LAN Realtek 8139 (Assuming it works, havent tried though)
  • USB (Fully working from install)
  • Buttons (Wireless,Power,Volume up/down, working from install)
  • Function buttons (Brightness up/down functioning only)
  • Audio (Fully working from install) [Must select AC97 option at setup] {Audio output also works} <Audio input have no tried>
  • ExpressCard (Never used before, and doesnt show up in system profile)
  • TV out (havent tried, but i doubt it will work as the onboard graphics is not compatible with OSX)

Problems encountered during setup

  • The Installation DVD would boot up for a few seconds then will have a problem finding the root device. to overcome this i had to boot into safe mode using -x command . It should boot up.
  • After installing i had a problem mounting .dmgs. the first thing i was installing was callisto so i thought that it may be the driver that is incompatible, but then tried to install MSN messenger and the same thing happened. the problem was that it would panic half way through mounting. to overcome this i had to go through setup again using the boot up cd but dont reinstall the OS, deselect everything and only select the "seatbelt fix" under fix. after installing and then a reboot, the problem was fixed.

All is fine now and i have accompanied OSX with a dual boot with windows vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Latitude X300 (or Inspiron 300M)

*Install Method: iPC 10.5.6 
*Processor: Pentium M LV 1,2GHz 
*Audio: Sigmatel STAC 9750 AC97 (Used AC97 driver) 
*LAN: Broadcom 5751 (Had to replace with a hexedit executable to get the MAC to display correctly. Works smoothly now) 
*WiFi: Now I use an Atheros AR5005GS with IO802family.kext from 10.4.8 intel, then works fine with open/WEP keys. NOT WPA/WPA2
*Graphics: Intel i855 (n/a for CE/Quartz but works fine)
*PCMCIA/Cardbus works 
*Firewire works
*Touchpad works 
*USB: works
*Bluetooth: Broadcom chipset. (worked OOB in 10.5.6)
*No Sleep or Hibernate. It freezes
*Thanks: skrycchio . .

Latitude D430

*Install Method: Leo4All V3 
*Processor: Core Solo 1.2GHZ 
*Audio: Sigmatel 9200 (Used Taruga's AppleHDApatcher with STAC9200.txt, sound still on with headphones pluged in.) 
*LAN: Broadcom 5751 (Had to replace with a hexedit executable to get the MAC to display correctly. Works smoothly now) 
*WiFi: Broadcom 44xx (works OOB. recognizes as Airport)
*Graphics: Intel 945GMS (natit for CE/Quartz, able to select different resolution etc)
*PCMCIA/Cardbus works 
*SD card works (need to boot with -f and use the beta drivers in DELL LAPTOP POST INSTALLER v 1.4.1)
*Touchpad works 
*USB: Works.
*Bluetooth: Broadcom chipset. (worked OOB in 10.5.5, had to restore AppleSMBIOS.kext to work in 10.5.6 
 else blued exited abnormally errors/crashes and the bluetooh icon in the bar showed with a small X. Device not available)
*PCEFIv9: Vanilla 10.5.6 Kernel.
*No Sleep or Hibernate. Crashes with Kernel panic. Test using Vanilla, TOH, xnu and voodoo kernels)
*Creative Webcam Instant: Works using macam
*Will update with link to drivers etc.
*Thanks: jabberosx . .

Latitude D620

*Install Method: IPC 10.5.6 PPF6 Final
*Processor: Intel C2D 2.33GHZ (Duo Core work- Dell Post Installer 1.3.0)
*Audio: Sigmatel 9200 (Dell Post Installer 1.3.0)
*LAN: BCM5752 14e4-1600 (Working with AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext hex-edit 14e4-1600)
*WiFi: Dell 1490 (Work OOB)
*Graphics: Intel GMA950 (Work OOB - Use OSX86Tools to enable Quartz)
*Bluetooth: Dell (Work OOB)
*Battery Meter: Work (with Dell Post Installer 1.3.0)
*Sleep: Work (with bios internal HD password setting), Display Sleep and Wake-up work (Dell Post Installer 1.3.0)
  • Note:
    1. Tools ( you may need )
      • External HD or usb stick that contain:
      • - Dell Post Installer 1.3.0 (fix many things)
      • - 10.5.6PS2_Fix (just in case you broke your ps2 keyboard and trackpad fixes)
      • - AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext (hex-edit 14e4-1600 to fix your ethernet)
      • External Keyboard and Mouse - just in case you broke your ps2 keyboard and trackpad fixes.
  • To install:
    1. Boot IPC 10.5.6 PPF6 Final CD option: -v -x
      • - need verbose boot and safe boot because of intel GMA950 graphic card issue
    2. Customize:
      • Drivers: Intel GMA950 (select "NVkush 256mb" for Nvidia Quadro 110M), Intel ICHx SATA Drivers
      • Fixes: Shutdown/Restart Fix, Seatbelt.kext 10.5.5, IOPCMCIAFamily, AppleSMBIOS-27 Rev3 667mhz, PS/2 Device Support, and DSDT Patches
      • Applications: AppleHDAPatcher, OSX86 Tools Unitity, Kext Helper b7, Pacifist, AppleJack 1.5, Perian, CPU-X, MSR Tools, MVCAP Maker 1.4, NTFS 3-G + MacFUSE
  • Post Install:
    1. Run Dell Post Install 1.3.0
      • Sigmatel 9200
      • All PowerManagement
      • DualCoreKernels 9.2->9.5
      • Safe Updates
    1. Run Universal Installer 1.2 - Apply EFI String for video card - Intel 950 GMA (Laptop), Install AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext
    2. Run OSX86 Tools - Enable Quartz, fix all permissions.
    3. Finally Reboot. . . . . . . . .

Precision M6400

  • Install Method: iPC 10.5.6 Final
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400
  • Audio: Not yet working
  • LAN: Broadcom 57xx Gigabit Ethernet
  • PCMCIA: Not yet working
  • Airport: working with Broadcom 802.11x controller
  • Touchpad / Keyboard: Not yet working
  • Nvidia FX3700: not yet working

Precision M20

  • Install Method: iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6
  • Processor: Pentium M 1.86 GHz
  • Audio: works
  • Ethernet: works
  • Video: Some programs don't work
  • Sound buttons work
  • USB works
  • Touchpad / Keyboard works
  • Install Instructions:
  • Boot DVD
  • Format Partition as Journaled
  • Choose the following: Kernal 9.2.0 Speedstep, ICHxFix, ACPI Fix, Cpus=1-Fix, AC97, AppleBCM5751 . .

Latitude D600

  • Install Method: iPC 10.5.6 Final - Dual layer LiveDVD
  • Processor: Pentium M 1,4 GHz
  • Audio: Sigmatel works
  • LAN: Broadcom 5702 Gigabit works
  • PCMCIA/Cardbus works
  • Airport works
  • Touchpad works
  • Sound bottons works
  • Install Instructions:
    1. To install:
      • Format HDD/Partition as MSDOS
      • Boot DVD
      • Format Partition as Journaled HFS+
      • Choose the following: Voodoo 9.5 kernel, AppleIntelPIIXATA, AC97, Broadcom Wireless, Patched USB,
      • Power Management, IOPCMCIAFamily, Seatbelt.kext fix, IntelCPUPMDisabler, dsdt patch, AppleSMBIOS-28
      • Install
    2. After install, boot with -v -f!
      • Install old kext: For Airport support use Broadcom.kext from Leo4All 10.5.4.
      • For Gigabit 5702 onboard NIC use Kext posted in the forum.
      • Repair permissions, clear extension caches, reboot and enjoy! All working. Except ATI 9000. No driver!
      • Tested with Realtek PCMCIA NIC 8139
      • Greetinx OS2K9

Inspiron Mini 910

   * Everything works (100% working).
      * After install use DELLEFI app to add Mini specific KEXT
   * refer to: http://www.mydellmini.com for all the goodies

Inspiron 1300

  • Everything working after proper patches
  • iPC 10.5.6 distro
 -Install options
  -Video--Voodoo Kernel
  -Chipset--Intel ICHx SATA Drivers
  -Power Management--AplleACPI Battery Meter
                   --Clamshell Display Support
  -Patched USB Drivers
  -Dual Boot Time Sync
  -Time Machine Fix
  -Seatbelt.kext 10.5.5
-Post Install
 -Voodoo PS/2 (scrolling, tap to click)
 -VoodooHDA(easiest way to get audio without patching AppleHDA,only laptop speakers tested)
  • Everything else is working out of the box including wifi

Inspiron 9300

   * Everything works (including accelerated video and system update) except:
      * 2915a/b/g only works with unprotected networks
      * Sigmatel AC97 sound won't output to subwoofer
   * refer to: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=142199 .

Latitude E6500

   * XxX OSx86 Leopard 10.5.6 Rev.1b (PPF1) AMD|Intel SSE2|SSE3
   * Intel Core2 Duo - 4 Gigs Mem all detected and working.
   * DVD Boots perfectly to install
   * Must use ICH9 Apple Kext on First install or won't boot on first restart. 
   * Built in Bluetooth works but only for pre-paired devices, no Bluetooth ICON
   * USB based Bluetooth works fine and produces bluetooth icon and new pairing options
   * TPM Not detected on secure laptop
   * Built in Webcam detected without any special Kext
   * Built in Fingerprint Reader not yet detected
   * Built in Firewire Detected without any kext
   * Built in USB 2.0 detected without any Kext
   * DVD Burner detected without any Kext
   * Wireless N Works without any added Kext and reports as Airport (BCM43xx)
   * Touchpad too sensitive, but can use the built in stick mouse fine (I use a bluetooth mouse/keyboard MX5500)
   * Built in Ethernet Works after installing Intel KEXT from install DVD listed above.
   * Nvidia Quadro Video card works with NVInjector 512m  - Full Accelleration, Quartz Extreme working
   * Memory card reader working
   * Secure Card Reader - hardware secure card  reader not tested
   * Secure Card Reader - Wireless secure card reader not tested
   * PCMCIA Card slot not tested
   * Express Card Slot not tested
   * Sound works after installing IDT package available on iDeneb 1.4- 10.5.6 install DVD. More information and alternate download here[1].

Vostro 1500

   * iPC 10.5.6 PPF5 + V1.1PPF
   * Kernel panic, boots up with vanilla
   * PS2mouse & PS2keyboard fix is needed.
   * Sigmatel 9205 works and Mic work with patched AppleHDA.kext.
   * GF 8600GT 256MB works with NVDarwin
   * Webcam works, Memory card reader works with IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext, LAN works with BCM4xxx kext,
     NO intel 4965agn wifi.
     NO Reset/Shutdown after NVDarwin
   * Patches and more: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=88345&view=findpost&p=1053382
   * Good Luck . . . .

Inspiron 1520

   * iPC 10.5.6 PPF5 + V1.1PPF
   * Kernel panic, boots up with "-v noapic cpus=2" parameters
   * PS2mouse & PS2keyboard fix is needed.
   * GF 8600GT 256MB works with NVDarwin
   * Webcam works
   * Wireless works (Broadcom driver installed)
   * NO Reset/Shutdown after NVDarwin
   * No sound, wired network, still working . . . . . .

Inspiron 1525

   * iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6
   * follow instruction http://antyalias.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/how-to-install-1056-on-dell-1525-ideneb-v14/
   * Webcam works on ichat
   * wireless works broadcom patched
   * USB & DVDRom hang. need install usb patch download from apple developer.
   * GMA x3100 works without select any patch during installation
   * Sleep Display Trick using load sleepdisplay.app on login screen 
   * Card reader works with patched
   * Sound Works
   * Power Management works with battery meter. . .

on intel gma945video version I've got sound working and wifi.

Sound- downloaded DELL LAPTOP POST INSTALLER v 1.4.1 and played with the easy installer and it all worked- also modem works with conexant kext autoinstall.

wifi- Not working on intel 3945 internal wifi card - since I don't want to open up the case to install the working 1390 card- So, I use a belkin f5d7050 v4000 usb wifi with the ZDA21 mac usb driver- Please be patient with driver as it is slow to respond when setting up wep encrpyted AP. . . ..

. . . . .

Dell Inspriron 1525


Inspiron 630m / XPS m140

   * iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6
   * During install, chose following Patches: Voodoo-Kernel, Chipset Intel ICH, Battery Manager, Intel GMA 900 for Graphics, AppleBCM440 or so for Ethernet
   * Almost everything (!) seems to work perfectly except: no sound, no wifi (fix by using http://code.google.com/p/iwidarwin/)
   * tried to fix sound with Tarugas AppleHDAPatcher, but this ends in a Kernel Panic while booting (Fix: Boot with ´-x Option and remove AppleHDA.kext)
   * not tested yet: Express Card Slot, Cardreader, Modem

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Inspiron 1520

   * XXX 10.5.6 rev 1b
   * When installing press F8 and select the boot flag -X otherwise it'll freeze at boot up.  Select EFI v9 for boot loader.  Audio driver Sigmatel 9205 plus HDAEnabler.  Onboard ethernet is Broadcom BCM4401 so select the BCM440x driver.  Leave everything else unchecked.
   * Core2duo  - works. Both cores and memory all fine.
   * Video - GMAX3100 (untouched apple drivers) works with QE/CI and display sleep after initial hot corner fix at first boot.
   * Audio - Sigmatel 9205 Works. Headphone detection and mic in.
   * DVD writer - Works fine both reading and writing.
   * USB - Mice, flash drives etc all working.
   * Firewire - not tested because i don't have any but is recognized in System profiler as 400mb/s port.
   * Bluetooth - Tested all working.
   * Wireless - Dell 1390 all working as third party apple airport.
   * Ethernet - Works fine.
   * Trackpad - Works fine.
   * Card reader - not working but there is a driver available, i didn't bother 'cause don't use it.

Just one point to make when first booting after installation. I used an external monitor to set a hot corner for display sleep, after that it's fine, only needed if you have the GMAX3100 gfx i think. Shutdown, reboot and sleep fully working. A complete macbook!

. . . . . . .



   * 10.5.6 updated from Kalyway 10.5.2, vanilla kernel no longer works, used voodoo kernel
   * see the 10.5.2 section for more details
   * needed to revert to 10.5.5 seatbelt.kext to avoid crashes on mounting DMGs (version mismatch with voodoo kernel)
   * need to replace AppleYukon2.kext with AppleYukon.kext (from 10.5.5) to reenable gigabit ethernet
   * mostly working but not extensively tested yet . .

Lifebook S7110

   * 10.5.6 iPC final DVD (build 9G55)
   * a couple of modifications in the kernel extensions section are necessary, make sure that you do the chmod, chown, kernelextension cache and diskrepair issues:
   * it has a Intel 945GM Graphics Card, so this one is incompatible with Apple 950 and 3100 and Integrated Frame Buffer extensions - remove these files
   * needed to apply PS/2-mouse and -keyboard patches from the iPC 10.5.6 DVD (which are included, thx!) to get internal keyboard and trackpad (and trackpoint!) working, used external mouse and keyboard for installation routine, left mouse click works, however, not the middle scroll switch.
   * used AppleYukon2.kext (part of IONetworkingFamily.kext) to get Marvel 88E8055 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter running: remove secondary match in the entry of file "Info.plist" and it just works. As an alternative you can search for subvendor ID and subdevice ID using tools on Linux or Windows and enter that as secondary match. I just skipped that, primary match only just works.
   * wireless does not work out of the box, although it has an Atheros 5006EG chip which is quite similar to the hardware that Apple has used. I guess that is also an issue of subvendor or subdevice ID. Kept that as future work.
   * sleep does not work either, also future work
   * installed everything on a 8GB memory stick (painfully slow), but USB 2.0 works! . . . . . .

Lifebook S7211

Installation method: 10.5.6 iPC X-DL DVD What DO NOT works:

  • Random crash during startup. (To go to installation screen). Sometimes having kernel panic.

Safe mode reduce such chances but I still getting 1 attempt with such screen.

  • Verbose mode do not really help.
  • Live part of DVD do NOT work, even with default RamDisk Value. (After a few seconds, I am greeted with prompt AGAIN)
  • After you have refered to "What it "works"" section, you will reliazed that it boots with a long time (10 mins or so) you will be greeted with blue screen, and "refreshed" with black screen with immediate blue and black screen. No progress since then. No panic message etc. Verbose mode will only waste your time not to appericiate the beauty of gray apple logo and result with this situation.

What it "works":

  • Normal mode is possible to see installation screen. (Despite having chance to be crashed, and have to try reboot etc and MOST importantly, this takes hell long. It is possible for me to wait for 15 mins to 30 minutes just to see the installation screen and takes about an hour to install that)

Lifebook E8110

   * 10.5.6 iDeneb DVD v1.4

Amilo Li 2727

  • install using iPC 10.5.6 Final

Selected patches:

  • Voodoo or Vanilla Kernel (Voodoo causes less KPs to me)
  • NO VIDEO DRIVER - GMA 3100x works OOB (modified kexts from distro caused problems)
  • Audio: ALC268
  • LAN: OOB
  • Wifi: Atheros AR5007EG - but seems not to work
  • AppleACPIBatteryManager
  • VoodooPower
  • PS/2 Keyboard fix
  • do first boot with -v -f flag . . .

Amilo Xi2528

(Laptop version with two 160 GB hard drives)

* iPC 10.5.6 Final DVD
Patches to apply (included on the DVD) :
* Video Drivers : NVdarwin
* Chipset Drivers : Intel ICHx SATA Drivers, JMicron ATA for JMicron IDE, Silicon Image 3132 Drivers
* Audio Drivers : ALC883
* Fixes and Patches : PS/2 Keyboard fix
* Wifi : iwidarwin (not working yet, still in development) . . .



Installed with the iPC OS X86 Final By no means am I an expert, but I got this to work: VooDoo Kernel, Intel GMA950, Intel ICHx Sata Drivers, Realtek RTL8187/L (had to replace Intel 3945 wireless card with another OEM off eBay), Patched USB Drivers, PCCenUSBEHCI, VooDoo Power, Clamshell Display, IOPCIFamily.kext.patched, IOPCMCIAFamily, Seatbelt, Shutdown/Restart Fix, Both PS2 Drivers

After initial install, still had no sound. Used Ubuntu live cd for the linux codec dump and dropped it into the AppleHDAPatcher 1.20 and sound came right on.

Still don't have network on Marvell Yukon 88e8038 or firewire and still working on some power settings. But I have wireless and sound and a fairly stable dual boot hackintosh. .


hp Pavilion DV4-1000 Intel Series

I own hp Pavilion dv4-1030ee

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 2.0 GHz
Chipset: Intel ICH9M
Audio: IDT
Video: 9200M GT 256 DDR2
Wifi: Intel WiFi Link 5100
Ethernet: Realtek 8168C

Installed iDeneb V1.4 10.5.6 and Retail DVD gudied for dv3500 series and worked perfectly but I have problems when plugging in USB2 devices.

I installed on internal hard disk.

I selected this packages:

* Audio IDT
* Chipset ICHx Fixed (the orange icons are also fixed)
* RealtekR1000
* Firewire Remove
* IOUSBFamilyFix
* BatteryManager
* NVdarwin 1.2.5 for 256 


* Wireless not working
* Bluetooth works
* Webcam is OK
* USB2 are not OK, it makes crashing all the time
* Quicklaunch buttons works
* Shutdown and restart OK . .

HP Pavilion dv2550se

   * Install Method: iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6
   * Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 1.5GHz processor (working)
   * Memory: 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (working)
   * Hard Drive: 160GB Serial ATA Drive (working)
   * Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW (working)
   * Audio: Conexant High Definition Audio (output working, no input or mic in)
   * Ethernet: Marvell Yukon 88E8039 (working) -> http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t96959.html
   * Video: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 (working but with no QE&CI)
   * Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG (not working)
   * USB/Firewire: (both work)

Seems a little less stable than iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 as a whole. For some reason, quartz extreme does not work in this version, while it worked fine in the last version. Audio does not have input or microphone in, output works fine though. Ethernet is an easy fix, of course a wireless solution is not available for now. Had to install the PowerOff_OH for shutdowns to work (wouldn't shut down properly before).

HP EliteBook 6930p

   * Install Method: iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6
   * Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400  @ 2.53GHz
   * Memory: 2GB
   * Hard Drive: 250GB SATA 
   * Audio: AD1984A (only sound output to external headphone jack)
   * Ethernet: Intel 82567 (works)
   * Video: Mobile Intel 4 Series X4500 (do not work, use only 1024x768)
   * Wireless: Intel PRO/Wireless 5300AGN (do not work)

I have installed with patches selected: Audio AD1984, ICHx Fixed, Network 82566 Series, AppleSMBIOS MacBook, Battery Manager, and RT73 for USB wireless. First USB has not functioned correctly, and I installed patched AppleUSBEHCI.kext from slice's post. Removed AppleHPET.kext because interferes with USB, than it works OK. I have used ralink RT73 usb dongle for Wireless instead. . . .

HP DV5-1100 Series

I own hp dv5-1128el but I think is almost the same with all intel/nvidia dv5-1100 series.

Cpu: Intel p8600 2.4 ghz
Ram: 4gb ddr2
Chipset: Intel Ich9-m
Audio: IDT 92hd72b7 on 828011b ich9
Video: 9600m gt 512 ddr2 (10DE 0649)
Wifi: Intel 5100
Lan: Realtek 8168C

Installed Ideneb 1.4 10.5.6 and worked perfectly, with others distributions I have problems with usb, system profiler ecc..

I installed on an external hard disk but it works also on the internal hard disk.

I selected this packages:

* ACPI Kext 10.5.6
* PS2Fix Keyboard
* Audio IDT (full working with out, in and mic)
* Chipset ICHx Fixed (the orange icons are also fixed)
* Kernel don't select anything, it will install the default vanilla 9.6.0
* BatteryManager
* PowerOff_OH ( OpenhaltRestart.kext by Pystar )
* NVdarwin 1.2.5 for 512 (fully works, qe/ci enabled)
* IOUSBFamily (full working usb)


* Wireless not working
* Lan realtek 8168C download drivers from realtek site [2] or direct link here [3]
* Bluetooth works
* Webcam is ok
* Firewire is ok
* Quicklaunch buttons works
* Shutdown and restart ok . . . .

  • I have tested this setup on a dv5-1138tx and it works like a charm! Previously I tried iATKOS and Kalyway but iDeneb is the only one I could get to work with this type of laptop.


HP TC4200 Tablet

   * 10.5.6 working iDeneb PERFECTLY!!! 
   * Kernel select SSE2 initally, updated later via voodoo kernel in google code project
   * select fix for the DMG mount hang. 
   * Ethernet I selected Apple BCM5721 works out of box
   * Wireless I selected broadcom package works out of box
   * Integrated bluetooth works out of box
   * VGA select Intel 900 GMA 
   * Installed SuperHai power management speedstep kext AFTER installing voodoo kernel, speedstep working perfectly 
   * Tabletmagic working perfectly - needs alot of hacking /poking with sudo su and kextload of Apple16X50 kext and kextstat  to install the serial0\
   * Audio select AC97

Overally its really a impressive tablet Mac

HP 530

   * 10.5.6 working PERFECTLY!!! All vanilla - runs and updates just like real MAC!
   * Installed using iATKOS_5i 10.5.5 - Only check x86 ACPI, Remove thermal kexts, EFI string for Intel, Intel SATA, Intel Speedstep b, and Intel Pro/100 VE. Leave all others as is. Everything works straight away.
   * Apple update to 10.5.6 and all good after.
   * Celeron M recognize as Intel Core Solo 1.47GHZ
   * Audio, Wifi, LAN, QE/CI, Touchpad, Brightness/Volume controls All work OOB (even after 10.5.6 update) using above installation.
   * USB 2.0 fully working
   * Only hiccup is no battery guage, have not pursued fix tho and could probably easily fix.
   * Blue light on Wifi button always blinks, but does not interfere with anything.
   * Have not tested sleep as I never use it. Shutdown and restart work without flaws.
   * After install you must add GenericCPUPMControl to startup apps or speedstep will not function and it will get HOT (and loud) even idle.

Overall it is extremely useable and impressively fast and stable. . .

If you have a 530 with a Celeron 1.73 and Bios Ver F.07 Use the above instructions and then do the following.

  • Download Kext Helper b7, you will need this to properly install the kext files
  • Battery downlaod (AppleACPIBatteryManager.kext) install and reboot
  • Wireless download (bcm43xx_enabler.sh) Install and reboot
  • Display download the (GMA950.pkg) only install the frame buffer then reboot. You will now get 1280x800 millions w/ CI/QE

The above instructions are correct, but failed to mention when you choose x86ACPI you disable string installers. Also DO NOT do the upgrade to 10.5.6 just yet. if you do your track pad will no longer tap and they have a wireless problem with WEP. The 10.5.6 update will install and reboot with no problems, other than the above problems. Ignore the failed hibration file on boot or buy a real macbook pro. The Processor will show as 1.73 Unknown.

HP DV4217cl

  iPC 10.5.6
  9.5 Voodoo kernel
  Laptop Display
  Intel GMA 900 (the name GM915 may mislead you, you must select GMA900)
  Intel ICH 10 SATA support
  AC '97 Audio (this is weird, as the notebook has intel hd audio, but it works)
  RealTek R1000
  Intel Proset/Wireless 2200
  seatbelt.kext 10.5.5
  PS2 Keyboard fix
  PS2 Mouse fix
  All Applications except Marvin's AMD Utility
  ON REBOOT, press "F8" key at Darwin prompt, then type "-f" (no quotes, of course)

The intel 2200b/g works if you use the Network Selector utility that is installed the Applications folder with iPC 10.5.6 however, while the utility/driver does make the card function properly (nicely done), make note that it DOES NOT support any wireless encryption (No WEP, no WPA, No WPA2, etc). .


   iPC 10.5.6
   vanilla, sleep, speedstepping, powermanagement, 
   internal Sound
   Broadcom wlan 4311 was inserted after flashing bios to enable wlan-cards other than original
   not OOTB, but now working (might be also my fault partly)
   battery meter
   GeForce 7400 Go with VGA-Out, display recognition, 32-bit Colour Depth (see postning from me (siberiansun): http://nvinject.free.fr/forums/viewtopic.php?p=2872 )
   not OOTB, not working:
   trackpad-clicking-function in trackpad preferences
   Headphone and mic jack
   Deep Sleep :-( Laptop just powers off with empty battery, would be great if it could go to deepsleep but normal sleep works

HP DV6500

Install Method:BOOT 123 CD IMAGE (Flash drive), RETAIL 10.5.6 DVD. . . . .

   * Sound (ALC268 output, mic, internal speakers) and Video (GeForce 8400m) work with OSX86Tools
   * VGA Out works after correcting NVCAP (NVinject.kext) - BAAAAAAAAQAOAAAAAAAABwAAAAA= 
   * Lan work
   * Intel 4965 bgn - not work
   * sleep - not work . . . . . . . . . .
   * CardReader Ricoh work with this - http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=132679 .

HP DV6640ew


  • AMD Turion 64 TL 58
  • chipset nforce 630M
  • southbridge: MCP65
  • GeForce 8400M GS 128 MB
  • HDD Hitachi SATA, dualboot
  • DVD Slimtype IDE
  • Wifi/Bluetooh: Broadcom

Install method:

  • iDeneb v1.4
  • -x11
  • -Essential Files
  • -acpi kext
  • -ps2/fix keyboard
  • -Appleazalia (audio)
  • -mcp67 (chipset)
  • -voodoo (kernel)
  • -nforcrethernet (ethernet)
  • -broadcom (wifi)
  • -Apple SMIBIOS 667 (smibios)
  • -batterymanager (fix)
  • -setbelfix
  • -idehaltfix
  • -nvinject 128mb (video)

Don't work:

  • Fingerprint,
  • Firewire,
  • Card reader,
  • Mic internal/jack
  • After sleep HD is not wake up; system hangs up...

HP nc6120

Model no.: PN936AV Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz - 512MB DDR333 - 60GB HDD

Install Method: iPC 10.5.6 with the following options

   * Kernel - Voodoo 9.5
   * Chipset - Legacy AppleIntel PIIX ATA
   * Video - Intel GMA900
   * Audio - AC97
   * Ethernet - Apple BCM 440x
   * Wireless - Broadcom
   * PS/2 Keyboard fix

All of the above worked out of the box.


   * .dmg mounting causing kernel panic - fixed with this: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=150871
   * Bluetooth intermittent failure when receiving files
   * Keyboard set to US layout (I'm in the UK!)
   * Touchpad "tapping" not enableable 
   * No battery meter

Overall I'm very impressed with the speed and performance of the system (after the 6 minute boot-up time!) Thanks and respect to icchansan @ hackint0sh - couldn't have done it without you!!! .

HP DV7-1090ed

My HP dv7 pavillion works fine with iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6! Graphic performance is perfect as well! I think it is very similar to the dv5-1100 series.

Cpu: Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4 ghz
Ram: 4gb ddr2
Chipset: Intel Ich9-m
Audio: IDT
Video: 9600M GT 512 DDR2 (10DE 0649)
Wifi: Intel 5100
Lan: Realtek 8168C

I installed on the internal hard disk (Chameleon v1.0.12 with BOOTEFI9)

* ACPI Kext 10.5.6
* PS2Fix Mouse
* PS2Fix Keyboard
* Audio IDT (full working with out, in and mic)
* Chipset ICHx Fixed (the orange icons are also fixed)
* Kernel don't select anything, it will install the default vanilla 9.6.0
* BatteryManager
* NVdarwin 1.2.5 for 512 (fully works, qe/ci enabled)
* Ethernet Realtek r1000 

Only Wireless and webcam is not working (yet). . . .

HP DV3510nr/DV3540es/DV3550eo/DV3500

-10.5.6 Retail working very well. Needed to edit the retail disc to install onto MBR partitions to keep Vista intact, but that is needed for any retail install like this.

CPU: P7350 2.0ghz - both cores work
RAM: 4GB DDR2 - all recognized
Video: Nvidia 9300M GS - Fully works with resolution changes, QE and CI. Used 9000 series drivers v2 by aquamac. Then installed nvInstaller .52 and selected 512MB, NOT GO drivers.
Intel Wifi 5100 AGN - Does not work. HP's BIOS whitelist prevents the wifi card being switched out with a compatible one unless the whitelist is hacked.
Audio - Fully works. Internal and external speakers and microphone fully work.
Internal mouse and keyboard - need PS2FixKeyboard.pkg to work if you are using a retail distribution.
USB - Works.
Bluetooth - Works.
Webcam - Works.
Chipset - Recognized.
Speedstep - Works.
Restart+Shutdown - Works.
Ethernet - Works.
Battery Management - Works.
HDMI - Video works, but audio does not.
Card Reader - Works.
Sleep - Goes into sleep, but does not wake up.
Validity Fingerprint Reader - Does not work.
Brightness Controls - Do not work.
Infrared Receiver - Does not work.

Getting it all working: Follow this guide: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=155318 So far, this is turning out to make a great Macbook. If you can live without Wifi, edit the BIOS whitelist or card ID to work, or buy a working USB wifi dongle, then this is an excellent laptop to consider buying. . .

HP 6830s

Hardware: Intel Core2Duo, Intel PM45 Express chipset, SATA HD, DVD-RW/CD-RW combo drive.

Method: iPC 10.5.6 .

  • Video: ATI Mobility HD3430 - works only 1024x768
  • Ethernet: neither Marvell 88E8072 neither Intel 5100 wireless works
  • Sound: AD1984 - internal speakers are working, headphone speakers not, mic internal or external - nothing

What works?

Basic video, USB, disk and CD/DVD, for sound output and keyboard you have to apply patches AD1984 and PS2 keyboard (and it's smart to apply patch for UUID error also) . .

HP TouchSmart tx2

What Works:

iDeneb 1.4 - Select StageXNU Kernel and AMD Patch

XxX Leo 10.5.6

Audio - See this thread: Realtek Audio (No system volume adjustment yet)


WiFi - See this thread: Broadcom WiFi

Bluetooth - Works sometimes

Touchscreen - Works, but becomes less calibrated the farther you move from the center.





Card Reader

Volume Buttons - Since there is no volume control yet, only the mute button works for now.


What Doesn't Work (yet):

Fingerprint Reader

Video Card - Screen is stuck at 1024x768, QE/CI isn't enabled, no kext loaded.

Screen Rotation



For more information, see this thread: OS X on HP TouchSmart tx2 . . . . .

Lenovo (IBM)

ThinkPad T42 (Type 2373-CTO)

Here is a $400 MacBook for you. Geekbench: 1425

   * Running iDeneb 10.5.6
   * Customize install: 
   * voodoo 9.5.0 kernel
   * ICHx Chipset Support
   * AC97 Audio
   * Intel 82566 Ethernet
   * Atheros WiFi Adapter
   * AGPGart
   * Seatbelt
   * Additional: VoodooBattery.kext, VoodooPower.kext, VoodooUSBEHCI.kext
   * Boot.plist: kernel parameters: memoryType=18 memorySpeed=333 FSB=400

I couldn't get 10.5.6 to boot until I installed the ACPI-fix from iDeneb 1.3. I found two (relatively easy) ways to do that:

  • brute force: install iDeneb 1.3. Reboot with iDeneb 1.4, and open Terminal. Create a folder at root (Patches?) and move AppleAPIC.kext and AppleACPIPlatform.kext to it. Now that you're there, remove EVERYTHING from the target disk but for /dev and /Patches. Quit the terminal, fix permissions via Disk Utility. Install as you wish. Open the log while installing, and leave it there. When installation is done, open Terminal (you can while the log is open) and move the kexts above from /Patches to their final home. Reboot & enjoy.
  • elegant: assuming you have dual-boot with linux. Format your target disk as not journaled or remove the journal afterwards via diskutil in Terminal. Reboot into linux. Mount the hfsplus partition and add the kexts from ACPI-fix (which you should've downloaded from somewhere). Reboot & enjoy. Same thing can be accomplished w/MacDisk from XP.

What works:

  • Mostly everything - typing this from it as I stream wireless audio, bluetooth mouse & everything
  • About This Mac sports my cutting-edge Pentium M @ 1.7GHz properly
  • Triple boot for XP, SuSE and OSX86 (managed by GRUB). Quad boot if you consider the "Access IBM" hidden service partition

What (maybe) doesn't work or doesn't work well enough:

  • No sleeep, only "doze". After properly configuring superhai's EHCI enabler, T42 sort-of sleeps. Fan stays on, LCD stays on and is grayed out, but system is sleeping (or braindead). It does wake up from it (no crashes). Seems that BlueTooth is throwing an interrupt hindering sleep. Still investigating.
  • Radeon 7500 is using Software CoreImage. Works decently. Have tried the old 7500 fix for 10.4 but so far have not been successful. If you're lucky enough to have a T4x with a 9600 or better, I think video will run awesome out of the box.
  • Wireless works great, but will not connect from the drop down. Need to use the Network Diagnostics trick - after that, it is so stable it's unbelievable.
  • No clue if the modem works - probably not, not detected

If you have an Intel Wireless card I VERY STRONGLY suggest you dump it for an Atheros one. The Intel 2200BG works fine in Windows & Linux, it's an OK card, but Atheros cards perform better IMHO and work great in any OS. Get the Atheros for a T42 off eBay for like $10 if you know how to bid and have patience... they pop-up there every now & then.

I got 2GB of RAM and a 20GB partition for OSX86... and it's running a full install, iLife, iWork, X11, XCode, plus hibernate... tight, but working. . . . . .

ThinkPad T43 (Type 2668-44U)

   * Installed using iDeneb 10.5.6 (no switches used at Darwin)
   * Customize install: 
   * ToH_9.2.0_Speedstep
   * ICHx Chipset Support
   * GenericAC97Audio
   * ACPIBatteryManager
   * Download iwi2200 for Intel/Pro Wireless .

ThinkPad T43 (Type 1871-CTO)

   * Installed using iDeneb 10.5.6 (no switches used at Darwin)
   * Customize install: 
   * Voodoo 9.5.0 Kernel
   * ICHx Chipset Support
   * AC97Audio
   * ACPIBatteryManager
   * Intel GMA 900 Video
   * Download iwi2200 for Intel/Pro Wireless

I initially installed the included seatbelt kext, but it didn't solve the dmg mounting issue. Then i found a link for how to replace the included seatbelt kext with the seatbelt 10.5.5 that matched with the version of the Voodoo kernel i was running. Following those instructions worked, and dmgs are mounting fine now.

Two issues that I'm having are:

-I wasn't able to find a driver for the wired gigabit network card

-Video playback doesn't work due to constant stuttering. Not the occasional stutter, complete, no frame rate, no audio stuttering. I read a link that it may have to do with the AC97 audio driver. I haven't been able to find a fix. . . . . .

ThinkPad R52 (Type 1860-CTO)

   * Installed using iDeneb 10.5.6 with boot args: cpus=1 maxmem=2048 -v
   * Customize install: 
   * Voodoo 9.5.0 Kernel
   * ICHx Chipset Support
   * AC97Audio
   * ACPIBatteryManager
   * Intel GMA 900 Video .
   * PCCard Texas intrument. .

ThinkPad R61 (Type 7737-A42)

   * Installed using XxX 10.5.6 Rev 1
   * Leave defaults except: Add AzaliaAudio, 82566MM (networking), X3100 (video)
   * Boot into safe mode (-x) and complete setup wizard
   * Download slashack's X3100 Driver
   * Download AD1984Turbo kext, install kext files, then DELETE AppleAzaliaAudio.kext
   * Internal WIFI does not work - based on the IWI3945 chipset - available drivers DO NOT WORK
   * Internal Modem 
   * Ethernet Briding (used in VMWare) on internal NIC
   * Battery/Charge Indicator
   * PCCard Slot . .

Download DellMiniBoot123v8.02b1 from http://code.google.com/p/mydellmini/, this package has many stuff we need for R61

  * Battery Indicator (Use AppleACPIBatteryManager.kext from DellMiniBoot)
  * Atheros Wireless Card (Use IO80211Family.kext from either DellMiniBoot or 10.5.6, and edit info.plist in the AppleAtheros 
     plugin to include PCI_ID 168C/1014)
  * Don't use buggy slashhack's X3100 drive.   Let Leopard link in the default driver from 10.5.6 to have access to full resolutions.
  * For keyboard and mouse (Copy AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext and ApplePS2Controller.kext) .
  * Finally include AppleDecrypt.kext for the encrypted kexts.

ThinkPad T61 (Type 7662-CTO)

   * Installed using iPC 10.5.6
   * Customized install:
   * Intel 82566MM Ethernet driver (for wired networking)
   * Audio: AD1984
   * Fixes and Patches -> PS2 Device Support -> PS2 Keyboard Fix (for touchpoint, touchpad, and keyboard support)
   * VIDEO Video Drivers -> Intel -> GMAX3100, if you have an intel X3100 based card, else see below
   * Wireless: Thinkpad Wireless: Wireless Drivers -> IO80211Family.kext 
   * Intel PRO/Wireless
   Not Working:
   * VIDEO NVIDIA Quadro 140m - serious problems with shared video memory and all nvidia drivers. .

ThinkPad T61 (Type 6460-7EU)

   * Installed using iDENEB 10.5.6
   * Customized install:
   * LAN,Ethernet: Intel 82566MM Ethernet driver
   * Audio,Analog Devices: AD1984
   * Fix: Battery Manager - for battery icon in menu bar. 
   * USB ports, Firewire, Keyboard and Trackpad work out of the box.
   Partial Working
   * NVS Video, can get full resolution (but no QE/CI) by editing the com.apple.boot.plist, using plisteditor pro 
   and adding these lines:
   <key>Graphics Mode</key>
   Not Working:
   * Blue Tooth, Wireless (intel 3945)
   Note: when system restarts after install system hangs. please follow these instructions in the forum post below to correct the error.
   http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=137503 . . . . .

ThinkPad T61 (Type 6457-BBG)

   * Installed using iPC 10.5.6
   * Customized install:
   * LAN,Ethernet: Intel 82566MM Ethernet driver
   * Audio,Analog Devices: AD1984
   * Fix: Battery Manager - for battery icon in menu bar. 
   * Fixes and Patches -> PS2 Device Support -> PS2 Keyboard Fix (for touchpoint, touchpad, and keyboard support)
   * USB ports, Firewire, Bluetooth, Keyboard and Trackpad work out of the box.
   * Fingerprint Reader with driver from http://www.upek.com/support/dl_ps_oem.asp
   * CardReader with driver from http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=132679
   Partial Working
   * NVS Video, can get full resolution (but no QE/CI) by editing the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist, using nano 
   and adding these lines:
   <key>Graphics Mode</key>
   * Tested Natit, NVinject, NVdarwin for my (NVS 140M with 128MB) without success
   Not Working:
   * Wireless (intel 4965) - waiting for ... http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=84072
     using instead USB Longshine LCS-8131N1 with driver RT28xx: from http://www.ralinktech.com/ralink/Home/Support/Macintosh.html
   * Mic and Headphone is not working
   * Sleep Mode (but using vanilla kernel, testing speedstep and sleepkernel later ...)

ThinkPad T61p (Type 6460-D8G)

   * Installed using iDENEB 10.5.6
   * Customized install:
   * LAN,Ethernet: Intel 82566MM Ethernet driver
   * Audio,Analog Devices: AD1984
   * Fix: Battery Manager - for battery icon in menu bar. 
   * USB ports, Firewire, Keyboard and Trackpad work out of the box.
   Partial Working
   * NVS Video, can get full resolution (but no QE/CI) by editing the /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist, using nano 
   and adding these lines:
   <key>Graphics Mode</key>
   Not Working:
   * Blue Tooth, Wireless (intel 4965)
   Note: when system restarts after install system hangs - please follow these instructions in the forum post below to correct the error:

ThinkPad X60 (Type 1706-A79)

iPC OSx86 Leopard 10.5.6 Intel AMD SSE2 SSE3 Final

Lenovo Thinkpad x60 type 1706-a79

1. Boot iPC OSx86 install DVD 2. After bootup click ok. 3. From the top menu select disk utility - partition the drive as MBR "Mac OS Extended" (Journaled) 4. Close Disk Utility 5. Continue install until customize button appears in lower left. 6. click customize

select the options listed below...

Video - Intel GMA 950 Chipset - Intel ICHx SATA Drivers Audio - AD1981 Ethernet - Intel 82566MM/DC Power Management - Power Management Package Fixes and Patches - CarbonLib Fix PS/2 Devices - Mouse Fix and Keyboard Fix DSDT Patches - Patch DSDT Apple SMBios Patch - AppleSMBIOS-27 Rev3 667MHz Applications - OSx86 Tools Utility and Pacifist

7. Reboot after install. Everything will work accept the wireless.

8. fill out registration information.

9. To fix the wireless obtain a copy of the "Atheros.pkg" from iDeneb 1.4 10.5.6. Install this package and reboot.

10. Go buy a retail copy of Mac OS X Leopard.

Apple Update - DO NOT Install

- DO NOT DO - Airport Update Patches!!!! This will cause the wireless to stop working!!! - DO NOT DO - Any OS X version updates 10.5.X - This will likely Brick your laptop!!!!

ThinkPad X60t (Type 6363-A7G)

  • Installed using iATKOS 5i (10.5.5, updated to 10.5.6 through official channels) with the following customization options:
    • EFi V9 Bootloader
    • AppleDecrypter
    • SMBIOS-EFI Air
    • no custom kernel
    • x86 ACPI (needed for PS/2 support or keyboard and trackpoint will not work after install)
    • Intel GMA950 b
    • Intel AHCI SATA (without it it will still work if the laptop BIOS is set to 'compatible' instead of 'AHCI'
    • Disabler.kext (probably not needed)
    • NTFS 3G rw driver (not needed if you don't use NTFS)
  • commented out reference to hardware (like this: "<-- <string>pci8086,27b9</string> -->") that gives the ThinkPad insomnia in the following two files:
    • /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleACPILPC.kext/Contents/Info.plist
    • /System/Library/Extensions/AppleLPC.kext/Contents/Info.plist
    • /Extra/Extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleACPILPC.kext/Contents/Info.plist (had to do this on my second attempt to get a fully working OSX on my thinkpad, wasn't there the first time?)
  • ( or just simply delete AppleACPILPC.Kext file from the plugin director of AppleACPIPlatform.txt and AppleLPC.kext file completely)
  • installed Smart Scroll to emulate Trackpoint scoll button behaviour with the following settings: enable Grab Scroll with Button 3, scroll without moving cursor and reverse both X and Y axis
  • ( smart scroll does not work on iPC 10.5.6)
  • installed UPEK Protector Suite to be able to use the fingerprint reader (works and is detected without additional hardware). Can not enroll fingerprints that have already been enrolled under other OS'es. Which means you can not use the same fingers for different OS'es if you dual boot. If you only use MAC OS X, remember to wipe all fingerprints before uninstalling Windows.
  • installed AppleACPIBatteryManager.kext to enable the battery icon in the menu bar

Not Working OOB

  • Wifi. This ThinkPad comes with an Intel PRO Wireless 3945 wireless mini pci-e card that isn't supported. Work is being done on an open source driver called iwiDarwin, but the PRO Wireless 3945abg version is not yet working. Bought an official Apple Airport Extreme PRO card (Atheros AR5008 chipset) which works great (after flashing a hacked BIOS), but giving problems under XP, so am going to buy an official Lenovo AR5008 card to get everything under XP working. It's easier to get that one working on OSX than it is to get the Apple one working under XP with Thinkvantage Access Connections and hardware switch.
  • Touchscreen. This ThinkPad model comes with the non multitouch screen with high resolution (1400x1050). A piece of free software from Thinkyhead can enable the touchscreen on tablet notebooks (version 2.0b16 works with iATKOS, previous versions don't. I can't get it to work (yet), somehow it doesn't see my tablet.
  • SD Card Reader. Tried usign the IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext, which others have had success with, but inserting an SD Card will crash the system.
  • On-Screen Display. On-Screen Display for the volume buttons does not work. Not suprisingly, since it needs software for that.
  • ( you can make it work with Proxi from Griffin Technology page to map the volume button to anything eg. f2-f4)
  • Hibernate. Installed the Deep Sleep widget, it goes to sleep, but doesn't seem to write anything to the hard disk and thus only goes to normal sleep. DSDT patcher borked with a compile error, so can't try that.

Not Tested

  • PCMCIA/PC Card Slot
  • Modem . . . . . . . .

Thinkpad X61s (Type 7669-4DG)

  • Installed iPC 10.5.6 Final PPF5
  • Most things work OOTB
    • Ethernet (82566MM)
    • Audio (AD1984)
    • Keyboard/mouse (need to select ps/2 fix)
    • Bluetooth
    • Usb
      I've still not found a solution to the apple-british keyboard layout
  • Working after tweaks
    • Graphics (intel X3100)
      I had to fiddle with various kext versions to stop it blanking after boot when not in safe-mode - see [4]
  • Not working
    • intel 4956 agn wireless - listed in iPC setup, but the package is just an svn snapshot of iwidarwin, which is far from ready

IdeaPad S10e

   * Installed on a USB-Disk using 10.5.6 Retail DVD on a real Mac
   * then installed the bootloader and the AppleDecrypt.kext
   * now I booted this USB Disk and copied it to the internal HDD with SuperDuper
   * now you can boot it from the internal disk and install the other kexts 
   * Quite everything works
   * Fan (AppleACPIThermal)
   * WIFI (bcm enabler)
   * Sleep (EHCISleepEnabler)  and Hibernate
   * TrackPad.prefpane
   * Battery 
   * QE/CI & native resolution (GMA kexts)
   * Audio out (audieee & CHUD-tools)
   * Mic and Audio IN does not work
   * 2 finger scrolling
   * removed  the internal bluetooth module for sleep
   * Ethernet not tested

. . . . . . . . . .

EDIT: A good walkthrough guide can be found here: [5] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



 (barebone clevo M72R/M720R MobiNote)                    

  • spec

processor Intel T5450

chipset Intel GM965 ICH8M

hdisk Samsung HM 160Gb

ram Two 200Pins SODIMM sockets, 2x1024 Gb DDRII 667MHz

video SiS M672 Integrated, GMA X3100 3D/2D graphic accelerator

audio Intel High Definition Audio

ethernet Intel 82566MM Gigabit Network in 10/100Mb Base-T Ethernet

wireless PCI-E Broadcom 4311 wireless wifi card 54M 802.11G (changed it, because it came with "impossible" intel 3945a/b/g)

other 7-in-1 Card Reader support (MMC/RSMMC/SD/mini SD/MS/MS Pro/MS Duo)

  • method: iAtkos 5i
  • options to costumize:

-> iATKOS Main system

-> Boot - PCI_EFI V9

-> x86

                   - decrypters   - dsmos
                   - SMBIOS        - enabler
                   - kernel          - nothing
                   - ACPI             - x86
                   - disabler.kext
                   - OHR
                   - Thermal

-> Driver

 - VGA             - intel X3100
                         - EFI strings
 - System        - intel AHCI SATA (achi activated on bios)
                         - speedstep b
                         - Laptop battery
 - network      - Realtek

After installation is complete battery gauge is missing and it doesnt detect any battery, so you must add AppleACPIBatteryMAnager.kext, repair permissions and reboot, worked like a charm, here

not working: card reader, headphones, microfone, scroll and sleep mode (shutdown/restart work fine) working: erverything else.

wireless switch button works but you can't turn it back on with the button, you must reboot to turn on again.

after this, you can do all updates @ apple.com including 10.5.6 like a real mac and it doesnt crush/panic, kept all system; its faster than windows & been using for one week. .

Packard Bell

EasyNote MX-66

Method: iDeneb v1.4 10.5.6 - 9.6.0 Vanilla Kernel

Boot - Chameleon - PCI_EFI V9

  • MotherBoard Intel 27A0-i945PM 82801GHM (ICH7-M/U)
  • Video nVidia GeForce Go 7300 works with NVinject 128MB QE,CI 1280x800x32, external connection not tested
  • Sound AD 1986A HD Audio SoundMAX Codec works with internal speakers on Azalia Audio
  • Intel Centrino Duo CPU Intel Core Duo Mobile T2250 1.73 GHz
  • RAM 1 GB of RAM
  • LCD 15.4" TFT WXGA 1280x800 works well :-)
  • Keyboard and pointing device PS/2 Fix
  • Touchpad Synaptics works right out of the box
  • HDD ST9160821A ATA Device (160 GB, 5400 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
  • DVD Optiarc DVD RW AD-5540A ATA Device
  • Modem Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem Not Tested yet
  • Network:
    • Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG does'nt work (no hope at the moment)
    • Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC work good
  • FireWire (IEEE P1394) . . . . . . . . . .



Method: EFI-overlay Retail Installation Method 10.5.6

Boot - EFI Boot v6.1

  • MotherBoard Intel
  • Video Intel GMA 950 - Works out of the box! External connection not tested but should work.
  • Sound Works with a graphical sound-switching application (See link to guide below)
  • Intel Atom CPU N270 1.60 GHz, 533 MHz Front Side Bus, 512 KB Level 2 Cache
  • RAM 2 GB of RAM
  • LCD 10.2" 1024 x 600 WSVGA Matte Screen
  • Keyboard Works out of the box
  • Touchpad Trackpad works fine as plain but no multi-touch and no scrolling
  • HDD Fujitsu (160 GB, 5400 RPM, SATA/100)
  • DVD No Opitical Drives
  • Modem None
  • Network:
    • Ethernet - Works with AppleYukon2.kext installed.
    • Wi-Fi - Need to replace stock wireless card with Mini Dell or Apple card
  • USB Works out of the box
  • Bluetooth Works out of the box
  • FireWire No Firewire Ports

Guide can be found here: [6] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Toshiba Equium A100-02L (Satellite P100)

Model No. PSAAQE-00P00KAV

Ok I have installed it, and after much trial and error ( about 10 installs) I have a very good install which I am very happy with. It is as stable as my Samsung NC10

Install image


Change the setting in the BIOS ( This is very Important otherwise OSX keeps restarting) In the Advanced Page Change Execute-Disable Bit Capability to Available ( was Not Available)

Start setup , and at the customize screen select the following

Optional system kexts ->smbiosResolver

Chipset Support ->ICHx Chipset Support ->New ICHx (ICH10)

GraphicDrivers ->Intel GMA Graphics->GMA950->GMA950

AudioDrivers OtherAudioControllers->AppleAzaliaAudio

PowerManagement -> ACPIBattery

Others ->PCCARd Fix ->IOPCMCIAFamily.kext ->KeyboardPrefPane 10.5.5 ->TrackpadPrefPane Fix

Then Install OSX

I also then added the UK keyboard layout form the NC10 page here


Everything is working Except

LAN... I tried all kinds of kexts including the one on the install disk for the intel pro/100 VE, even folling some posts to edit he files and inserting the Vendor info etc, I still have had no luck...If anyone has success , please let me know TIA

Wireless intel pro wireless 3945ABG ... No Drivers available, I have replaced with a Dell 1490 card which cost £14 . It was really easy to install, It is located under the keyboard, and involves removing 4 screws...takes about 5 minutes...so now is all working lovely

SD Card ...Not tried, but apparently doesn't work...I'm not bothered about this really.

So all the rest pretty much works, I get about 2 hours 15 mins out of the battery, 2 cores are active and it scores 1128 on the GeekBench results site

Sleep works fine, and even sleeps when connected to the power supply (unlike my NC10), the only problem, is that on waking up, for some reason it looks like the '7' key is stuck ( which it isn't) but all you have to do is drop the cursor in a text field (I use Spotlight) and you will see the 7's apearing, press any key, and the 7's stop... now you can carry on as normal... bit of a pain, but its OK.

Hopefully people discussing this and other intel chipset based Toshs here

http://www.infinitemac.com/f47/toshiba-satellite-p100-425-intel-945gm-t2194/ . . . . . . .

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527

Distro: XxX 10.5.6

In customize button, select the following packages:

Optional system kexts

  • smbiosResolver

Chipset Support

  • ICHx Chipset Support
  • New ICHx (ICH10)


  • Intel GMA Graphics->GMA950->GMA950


  • OtherAudioControllers->AppleAzaliaAudio


  • ACPIBattery


  • PCCARd Fix
  • IOPCMCIAFamily.kext
  • KeyboardPrefPane 10.5.5
  • TrackpadPrefPane Fix

The atheros wireless will not work until you download and install the latest AirPort update from Apple's site. After installing, just reboot and it will start working. No need to edit files or doing any other thing. Remember to enable in BIOS the option "Execute Bit Disable" or it will keep rebooting every time you try to start the system.

I haven't tested wired network. SD Card reader didn't work. . .

Toshiba Satellite L35-S2171

Installation Disk Image: XxX OSX86 10.5.6

Installation Procedure

At Minimum, include the following:

  • Essentials
  • Voodoo 9.5.0
  • Optional: USB Fix
  • Chipset: AppleATIATA
  • Graphics: LaptopDisplay
  • Audio: AD1981_AC97
  • Network: AtherosWireless
  • Power Management: OpenHaltRestart
  • Others: (USB)
  • Tools: KextHelper, OSX86Tools

Post-Install Cleanup

Enable Sound:

  • Run OSX86 Tools: At bottom, Download and Install: Select Detect Hardware: Select Audalia: Select Download and Install (ZIP files): Open Sound: Select correct output: Done

Enable QuartzGL (performance and screen clarity)

  • Run OSX86 Tools: At top left, turn on QuartzGL

Enable .DMG installations without kernel panic

  • Download and install seatbelt.kext 10.5.5: Open System/Library/Extensions: Replace Kext

Enable Trackpad Tap-Selection (click with trackpad)

  • Open System/Library/Extensions: Right-Click ApplePS2Controller.kext: Show Package Contents: Open Content/Plugins: Delete ApplePS2trackpad (or ApplePS2touchpad)

Further Avoid Kernel Panics

  • Repair Permissions in the Disk Utility after significant changes to OS to avoid Kernel Panics. Boot install image to repair permissions on current disk. . . .

Unresolved Issues

When attempting installation using IPC OSX86, installation failed, repeatedly freezing with "waiting for root device" prompt.

Note: This is my 13th! and final install, the issues listed below seem to have no hope.

  • Sleep does not work, (freezes screen).
  • Synaptics Trackpad has no "scroll" function.
  • A few applications, such as Photobooth and FrontRow, do not run (on my setup).
  • Battery life shortened by roughly 1/3 compared to previous XP installation (worth it).
  • Screen resolution locked at 1024&728, NO display settings can be altered in Preferences.

All else works fine, Good Luck! . .

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