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geeve420

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I have an Optiplex GX260, P4 2.6, 1 GB Ram, Geforce 6200 256 mb (AGP). I have seen some folks have OSx86 running but I was wondering what distro was used? Any help or suggestions on a distro would be much appreciated, thank you in advance

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I was helped in this forum with installing leopard 10.5.6 on optiplex GX260. The post seems to be broken but i had save the post on my machine. Here it is below. the IPC distro can be found on the web

http://www.insanelym...p;#entry1314788

You need to use the ipc final distro. When you insert the DVD iso so the following:

1. Partition the new drive. Select options and select GUID partition. Then apply.

2. Seect the drive that you partitioned.

3. When you get to the install portion after picking the drive you need to select CUSTOMIZE.

4. When customize opens you need to select the drivers as follows.
select voodoo 9.5 kernel.
a video you should pick the intel 900 video kext.
b chip set select apchintelIIlegacy. -----AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext
c audio go to other and select AC97.
d ethernet select the BCM5751 kext.
e select both usb options.
-----PCGENUSBEHCI, Patched USB Drivers
f Under patches and fixes select the following:
legacy time machine fix
seatbelt fix (any pc you load needs this or you can't mount DMG's you get kernel panics)
iofamilykext.patched
usb mount fix
ACPI
shutdown restart fix
PS2 fix and select the key board only not both or it will kernel panic on boot.
under DSDT click the native one.
under smbios click the smbios toh
g under applications select everything except marvins utility as you don't have AMD processor.

That is it. Then press the install and get a cup of coffee. When it finishes let it reboot. At the first reboot hit enter the type -f -v at boot loader prompt. It should boot perfectly follow the instructions to set it up and add an account. When that is done. Restart again and hit enter to get boot loader prompt. Type "Graphics Mode"="1024x1280x32@85" because the old intel graphics card is not supported you would only have 1024x768 resolution so you can use the boot loader to load a better graphics mode. You will have to type that in each time you re-boot. My sleep and hibernate works so I very rarely reboot. When I do I just type that in and I am good to go. It is the only draw back, but at least it does not cost as much as a mac. Plus wait till you see how fast osx runs on the pentium 4 compared to xp that ran on that machine.

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I used the above guide to install on my Optiplex gx260 and it worked with no problems. I have a dwl 520g wireless network card that does not work. I am very new to the OSX world. In the System Profiler-> PCI Cards section, the message "This computer does not appear to have any PCI cards installed".

Is it possible to get this card to work? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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When i try to install ipc on my gx260, i cant find the following drivers on the disk

b chip set select apchintelIIlegacy. -----AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext
d ethernet select the BCM5751 kext.
legacy time machine fix
ACPI

It is the latest ipc distro that i have, or so its supposed to be.

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Muthax2001

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Hi Lawrence,

Did you find a resolution? I'm in the same boat!

Thanks,

Mutha


When i try to install ipc on my gx260, i cant find the following drivers on the disk

b chip set select apchintelIIlegacy. -----AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext
d ethernet select the BCM5751 kext.
legacy time machine fix
ACPI

It is the latest ipc distro that i have, or so its supposed to be.



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Hi!
I just found this thread and trying to install OS X on my GX260.
I'm missing this file
chip set select apchintelIIlegacy. -----AppleIntelIntegratedGraphics.kext
when I try to install using iPC
Would anyone PLEASE be able to help with that? :)

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I just tried this on two different GX260's with IPC 10.5.6 Final - both with an AGP Nvidia 5200. No issues. To get the 5200's working I followed this:

 

http://www.insanelym...e-fx5200fx5500/

 

The only remaining issue is that the BCM5751 is coming up as cable disconnected. If I manually unplug the cable it get's an IP address. So maybe an issue with DHCP or the kext?

 

Good work on the steps







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