For a long time i wanted to have my own mac, now since exists OSx86 (tiger 10.4.1 ), the pursuit of my dream was started.
I recently got a DELL VOSTRO 1310, although it's a cheap/nice/capable machine, bought it with the hope of having a fully functional osx86 hackintosh, so i tried Kalyway INTEL/AMD 10.5.2 DVD and iAtkos 5i one, but none of them was giving me full hardware chars such as QE/CI, Wireless, battery meter, etc. But the time has come !!, iPC osx86 10.5.6 Universal Final PPF5 distro did almost all the work.. hehe
Also i have to say, since this forum has helped me a lot through all the research, it seems to me that sharing my experience with all of you is a kind of a feedback..and of course, for those who want their vostro 1310 with around 95% fully functional as mine.
i'll try to specify everything as it was in the process to make it clear, if this process worked for me means that it should work for you, showing you exactly what i did gives you a one-safe way to victory apple, isn't it?? (hehe, at least for the vostro 1310 owners)
Before we begin, this was my initial state:
** 3 NTFS primary partitions in the following REAL order:
** Partition 1~60GB "OS": Windows Vista Home Basic Already Installed
** Partition 2~50GB "DATA": i created this one for the only purpose of storing data.
** Partition 3~50GB not mounted in vista: i left this space just to install my OSXLEOPARD
At this point i can surely say that VISTA (if you want to keep it and have a dualboot) HAS TO BE IN THE FIRST PARTITION OF THE HD, otherwise you can lose all you data in your disk as happened to me when i couldn't had done it along all my tries.
So, like Mario, HERE WE GO !!
First let me introduce you my VOSTRO 1310 - info from Everest Ultimate Edition app in vista:
--Processor: Intel Core2Duo T5670 1.8GHz 2Mb Cache
--RAM: 2Gb RAM 667MHz
--Chipset: Intel Crestline-PM PM965
--Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS (128MB)
--Sound: Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801HBM ICH8M - High Definition Audio Controller
--Ethernet:Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet
--Wireless: WLAN 1395 Dell
--Web Camera & internal Mic
--UPEK Fingerprint biometric coprocessor
--O2 Micro SD MMC card reader
--6 Cell Lithium ION Battery
Downloaded iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Final PPF5 DVD, ehh, you know where to get it.
As mentioned before, i had ready the last (third) partition for installing Mac, being burnt the DVD installer, went to boot from it. i'd recommend start with the "-v" in darwin bootloader prompt, so you can check if everything is going OK when loading the osx installer or detect any kernel panics.
Now we're inside the installer, went to diskutility and formated my third partition to "HFS+ Journaled" labeled "LEOPARD" (don't worry as i was, if you find your partitions in gray color and not mounted, just formated the third one then only this one showed itself in color) exit diskutility. continue the installer, selected LEOPARD.
Watch for the "CUSTOMIZE" button and go for it. here is the useful info: In my case i selected ONLY, YES, O N L Y the following options (uploaded image), selected because of my hardware:
iPC_10.5.6___Vostro_1310___Options_to_choose.JPG 423.96KB 730 downloads
*** iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Base System: IT'S A MUST !!
*** Spanish Package: for my dear Colombia, you're always welcome to visit us.
***I did not choose any of the kernels in the "Kernels" Option, this means you'll install Vanilla Kernel 9.6.
***NVDarwin 128 MB: for my NVIDIA for full QE/CI graphics.
***Intel ICHx SATA Drivers: for my chipset
***ALC268: For my intel sound.
***Realtek R1000: it says it is for almost ethernet realteks including mine.
***Broadcom Driver: for almost broadcoms, for my Wireless 1395 Dell that is actually broadcom.
***PowerManagement Package: I believed that with this one could show me the battery meter, i guess it didn't go as expected.
***PS/2 Keyboard Fix: it says for both mouse and keyboard ps2.
***AppleSMBIOS-27 Rev3 667MHz: mi RAMs are 667MHz
*** Various applications.
Installation went pretty fast, rebooted. i was AMAZED when the darwin bootloader showed me 3 options as follows:
*** HD(0,1) OS ---> (VISTA)
*** HD(0,2) DATA
*** HD(0,3) LEOPARD <---
selected LEOPARD, loaded sucessfully to preconfiguration such as zone, name, etc.
IN LEOPARD Hardware observations:
*** OOB FUNCTIONING HARDWARE***
*** Video NVIDIA Full OK with QE/CI
*** Laptop Camera
*** keyboard & touchpad
*** Volume media buttons OK
*** Ethernet LAN !! (already tested) OK
*** HAD-TO-FIX HARDWARE***
*** Sound: had to go to system preferences, then sound, choose internal speakers in both tabs. if you want to hear through the headphones, have to do the same.
UPDATE: YESS !!! NOW THE INTERNAL MIC WORKS !!! You have to install this NEW Audio kexts for the ALC268, these are from SticMAC, really nice. you can install them with the Kext Helper application, just drag and drop both kexts, introduce your user password, and go for easy install. remember to backup your these-ones originals kexts. it goes flawlessly. I suggest to play a little with the VOICE CONTROL, it's really cool. AAAHHH, i almost forgot, yes, these kexts make the autoswitching for the sound output, just plug-in/out the headphones. PERFECT !!
Enough, here are the files.
FIX_Audio_ALC_268_StiMACs.zip 507.85KB 340 downloads---> the SticMAC's audio kexts
Kext_Helper_b7.zip 1.2MB 186 downloads ---> The KEXT HELPER
GOOD LUCK !!
*** Battery indicator: install PowerManagement10.5.3.pkg (file here uploaded, courtesy of awebo.net), with this one i got battery in time and percentage. COOL!
Here you have. PowerManagement10.5.3_pkg___De_awevo_1_.net.zip 374.07KB 297 downloads
***My keyboard's layout corresponds to ESPA�OL COLOMBIA, so i looked a bit on the google and found this page where you can download many keyboard layout's plugins: "http://www.insanelym...howuser=100500", in my case i used col.0.8.zip. Col.0.8.zip 18.4KB 77 downloads i just copied the contents to \Library\Keyboard Layout, then reboot. then go to system preferences, international then keyboard inputs, search and select the one you just installed/need. this way:
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***[NEW] UPEK Biometric Processor Driver***
YESSSS !! mi fingerprint reader is fully working, it does at startup as security log-in as the same in vista. you just have to download the UPEK installer for Mac in here and that's it. "http://www.upek.com/...downloads/mac/"
***[NEW] ALPS Side scrolling & tap-clicking Touchpad & Media buttons***
For the full touchpad features like side scrolling and tap/double tap clicking visit this tutorial and follow it without any question.
http://macyourpc.com/2009/05/20/side-scrolling-on-your-hackintosh/. there you can get the necessary files too, this is the voodoops2-something-like-that kext.
The media buttons worked after the voodoops2-something-like-that kext flawlessly, it happened indeed, do you believe in magic!=? or maybe voodoops2 kext does this too!?? somebody confirm me that...
At the end of this tutorial, if your cursor speed is too fast and you don't have Trackpad preferences in the System Preferences, then this file is for you too: Trackpad_prefs.zip 306.14KB 240 downloads there are the steps to follow, it's pretty simple.
Finally if you want to scroll like and iphone does, download SmartScroll app here:
http://www.marcmoini.com/SmartScroll.dmgSmartScroll is really good.. try it !!
***NOT TESTED YET***
Firewire : it recognizes mine, but i don't have where to test it, when i do i'll let you know.
aah, and Sleep function
***HARDWARE's DRIVERS TO GET***
***SD MMC Card reader: i tested already one, but nothing.
***ABOUT VISTA PARTITION***
I don't know if i'm just lucky, but when i selected "hd(0,1) OS" (where i had VISTA) from the darwin bootloader, VISTA started successfully with no problems. SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO REPAIR VISTA'S BOOTLOADER NOR ANYTHING TO MAKE A DUALBOOT, i got dualboot naturally, i just choose the partition over darwin bootloader.
***ABOUT APPLE UPDATES***
In the apple software updates option in mac, it goes natural. it is said if you update to 10.5.7 then the media buttons (l<< >>l >ll and eject) will be able to work, i'm gonna test it.
***For the moment, i've updated iMovie, iPhoto an iTunes in this way, everything just perfect.
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thanks to everyone who make this possible, IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME GETTING MY MISSING HARDWARE'S DRIVERS (SD CARD READER, internal mic) I'D APPRECIATE SO MUCH.
i'm open to your questions.
***To have a more beautiful dualboot:
Like i said before, my default bootloader was darwin's (chamaleon). it showed me this options:
i wanted a menu that showed me like this:
Microsoft Windows Vista
Mac OS X Leopard
so to got it, i did this:
1. repaired vista bootloader: boot into vista dvd, choose repair and go and open the CMD, then first activate VISTA partition wherever you have it, i did this this way:
in CMD type:
SELECT DISK # (where # is depending on the list before, my disk was "0", so i wrote SELECT DISK 0)
LIST PARTITION (please identify what's your vista partition)
SELECT PARTITION #(where # here is the VISTA partition, i put SELECT PARTITION 1)
ACTIVE (to activate the selected partition, that's what we wanted)
then reboot, you should start with VISTA directly. Now in VISTA, google for EasyBCD program, it's free, download and install it.
Do this: In EasyBCD, go to the ADD/REMOVE button, you have to add a entry with the "osx86"(something like that) tab. you can also write in "name" whatever you want the new bootloader to show you, i put in here "Mac OS X LEOPARD". REMEMBER TO SAVE in here. be cool, it doesn't matter in which partition you have osx86.
i rebooted, then i cried when it showed me my all-time wished bootloader menu:
-Microsoft Windows Vista
-Mac OS X Leopard.
that's it. good luck.