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Best distro for Acer Aspire 5735Z?


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Hello, I tried to make a topic earlier this week, but nobody really answered me, so yes, its a Acer Aspire.


It has a Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2GHz
4GB of RAM (2.93 detected by Vista x64)
300GB Hard Drive
Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Card
Intel GMA4500M Mobile
Windows Vista Home Premium x64

Please recommend me a OSx86 distro that would work. Thanks!


-Distros attempted:

-iATKOS 10.5.5 - Failed, setup crashed
-iDeneb 10.5.5 - Disc refused to load
-Kalyway 10.5.2 - Wouldnt get past Migration Assistant.

I downloaded iPC 10.5.6, would that work? If not, tell me.

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Thanks for voluntering to test it! Let us know if it works.

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have you soe neews about your installation?

I have tried on acer 5735z:

iATKOS 10.5.2

iDeneb 10.5.2 10.5.6

Kaliway 10.5.2

Some times complete installation and thne loop in the migration assitent

some times can't read the dvd

some times can't finish the installation...

please help!!!!!

Polo

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have you soe neews about your installation?

I have tried on acer 5735z:

iATKOS 10.5.2

iDeneb 10.5.2 10.5.6

Kaliway 10.5.2

Some times complete installation and thne loop in the migration assitent

some times can't read the dvd

some times can't finish the installation...

please help!!!!!

Polo


I have a solution for everyones problem with the never ending cycle of the migration assistant.Once you have installed leopard reboot as directed and on reboot hit F8 before the countdown ends.

Now you should be faced with a typing interface. type "-s" without the quotes. wait till the words start scrolling and type

"/sbin/fsck -fy"

wait till scrolling stops and then type "/sbin/mount -uw/ "

Then"passwd root ##"

now the screen will display "password:"
type a password of your choice. It won't display in text so type carefully.Then confirm your new password.

Now type "touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

Now type "exit"

after a little while you should now be booted up into leopard.All that does is skip over the setup process, but it works. This is what I did on my Aspire Hackintosh and now am dual booting Kalyway 10.5.2 and Windows 7 RC. Hope this helps.

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Try with iDeneb 10.5.6 . Before installing enter in the BIOS and change Hard_disk SAta type to AHCi . But , not wireless , no sound , no ethernet . It has blyetooth ;) .

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My Aspire 5735Z is running Snow Leopard (10A394) and the most interesting thing is that Snow Leopard has driver for Atheros AR5B91 which works perfectly as Airport.

So wireless is working. For graphics I have 1366x768 with grub2 and I closely follow this tread: GMAX4500

Ethernet-is not working
Sound - VoodooHDA, mic is not working (I'm using Creative Xmod)

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Salutare

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Can you please tell me packages in the installation of iDeneb 10.5.6?



yhank you



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Can you please tell me packages in the installation of iDeneb 10.5.6?



yhank you



polo


I'm also having trouble .. I've had the same issues like "King Macintosh" any help appreciated!
Kide

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ok!!
I have been trying install iDeneb 10.5.6
with patches and many conbinations of patches, but i get this error (or similar) during the first boot:
USBF 1.113 AppleUSBEHCI[0x46cc9800]:unable to get filter interrupt

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Please help!!!
this is my last error after a lot of packages combinations:
error ideneb 10.5.6


any ideas

Polo

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I just tried to install 10.5.6 on mine as well but no luck. The first attempt when loading off the HDD had a cancel sign show up on top of the apple logo. Which packages did you install?





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