I found a very good Dell 610 guide that got me up and running with the basics:
Please use your favorite torrent app and download iPC_OSx86_10_5_6_Universal_PPF5_Final -
Steps to Install - No Dual Boot - Pure OSX86 - INstructions have been tested multiple times. It works.
1. Boot to disk, select Language
2. Go to Tools --> Disk Utility
- Click on Drive listed on the left
- Click on Erase Tab
- Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
- Name your drive anything (ie. Macintosh HD)
- Click on Erase
- Close the Disk Utility
3. Press Continue
4. Select the drive you want for the install - Press Contnue
5. Click "Customize" in the lower left corner.
6. Select these options
7. Kernel - 9.5 VooDoo
Video --> Intel --> GMA900 (if you have the ati card, select X3100)
Chipset --> LegacyAppleIntelPIIXATA
Audio --> Other Audio --> AC97
Wireless --> Don't choose anything for now, see below and we'll get it running after we install
Ethernet --> I haven't tried getting this up and running yet.
USB Drivers --> Select the two options listed
Power Management --> Select all options, 5 listed
Fixes and Patches -->
~ ACPI Fix
~ Time Machine Patch
~ IOPCIFamily.kext patched
~ Seatbelt.kext 10.5.5
~ USB Mount Fix
~ Optional - not tested - Shutdown Restart Fix
Applications - All of them except Marvin's AMD Utility
9. Press Done
10. Click on Install
11. Click on the Skip button for Disk Verification
12. Install takes about 10 minutes from this point.
13. Press F8 on first boot – type in "- f" for the first reboot.
At this point you are most of the way through.
This is what doesn't work:
- TrackPad, Keyboard and Volume Buttons ( We are going to fix )
- WiFi (we are going to fix)
- Ethernet – I'll post when I get it going
KEYBOARD AND MOUSE Install
1. Download Package PS2Fix1054.
2. Right Click on the Package and Open With Pacifist
3. After 15 Seconds, Click on Not Yet (Support Charles if you use this App)
4. Expand contents of "Choice0"
5. Expand contents of "appleps2controller.pkg"
6. Right Click "ApplePS2Controller.kext" and select the option "Install to default location"
OK, at this point you're running except for networking. I next found a good post on the Atheros 5212.
I downloaded the Rar that is linked and installed the next Kext with the kext helper app that came with the distro and, bingo, I am up and running and installing apps. I just used a USB drive to x-fer files back and forth before I got WiFi running.
There still are a few issues with suspending and restarting, so I set it to not go to sleep, and I haven't got my ethernet going yet, but I'll update as I get more stuff ironed out...
The R200 was the lightest ultra portable in its day and was my travel laptop for a long time and you can find them around for pretty cheap. Better than a netbook if you grab one on eBay....