Installing iPC 10.5.6
on the Dell Latitude D600
Last updated: September 10, 2010
There are quite a few OSX install guides on the net for the D600, but none of them are really complete, and you sometimes have to mix and match them. So I've gotten 10.5.6 running on my D600 and I'm going to show you how too.
- WiFi (Broadcom cards only)
- Ethernet (Broadcom 570x)
- Sound (AC97, speakers & side jacks working)
- Shutdown & restart
- Keyboard, pointing nub, and some Fn combos (mute, volume, brightness, and numpad work)
- Trackpad (normal use and tapping)
- Basic graphics/video (ATI Mobility Radeon 9000)
- USB & serial ports
- WiFi with Intel's 2100/2200 cards
- Edgescrolling on trackpad
- Graphics acceleration (no driver )
- Sleep and hibernation
- Infrared port
- PCMCIA slot
- Mic-in jack
- S-Video out
- Startup/use on battery power
- A copy of iPC 10.5.6 Final PPF5 (the PPF1+PPF2 iso will NOT work)
- A flash drive (for copying drivers over)
- If you have an Intel wireless card, you can try this iwi2200 driver. I don't have an Intel card to test it with, so use at your own risk.
You'll need to download the files attached to this post onto your thumb drive. Ethernet and WiFi won't work on first boot, so a flash drive is your only way to transfer drivers.
- Boot up your D600 and hit F12 at the BIOS screen.
- Insert your iPC DVD, then select Internal CD-RW/DVD Drive
- Press any key to boot from the install disc.
- When the installer loads, open the Disk Utility (at the top menu under Utilities), and format your entire drive with Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
- Back in the installer, choose your hard drive and click Next.
- Click the Customize button.
- Select these options:
- iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Base System
- 9.5.0 Voodoo Kernel
- AGPGart 2.7.1
- AC97 Audio
- PowerManagement Package
- ACPI Fix
- CPUS=1 Fix
- IOPCMCIA Family (optional)
- PS/2 Keyboard Fix
- Patch DSDT
- OSx86 Tools
- Click Install.
- I'd recommend letting the disk check run here if this is your first time using this particular disc. If you've used the same disc successfully on other PCs before, you can probably skip it.
- After the installer finishes, reboot.
- At the BIOS screen, hit F12 again.
- Take out the install DVD, then pick Internal HDD.
- Press any key to activate advanced options.
- Type -f and hit enter.
- Congrats, you made it through the first boot. OSX will volunteer you for its First Boot wizard now.
- On the Internet screen, select "I'm not going to connect this computer to the Internet."
- You can skip the Registration screen, just click Continue and click Continue again when it asks you about the unfilled fields.
- Now it will drop you off at your desktop. Plugin your USB flash drive and unzip the D600_kexts_soren121.zip file to your desktop.
- If you have the Broadcom BCM4306 wireless card in your D600:
- Copy the IO80211Family.kext to /System/Library/Extensions and overwrite the one that's there.
- If you have the Intel PROset 2200b/g wireless card in your D600:
- PLEASE NOTE that this is entirely experimental, I have no clue if this works or not. I highly recommend you get a BCM4306 card off eBay and install it instead of trying to fiddle with the 2200 drivers. As of 9/10/10, the stable 2200 drivers only support unsecured WiFi networks and partially support open WEP. If you want to try this out, continue on.
- Mount the DMG you downloaded in the Preparation section earlier and run the installer.
- Read over the instructions inside the installer.
- Continue through the installer until it's completed.
- Go to /System/Library/Extensions in Finder, find IONetworkingFamily.kext, right-click it and choose Show Package Contents.
- Click on Contents.
- Click on Plugins.
- Copy the AppleBCM5701Ethernet.kext into that Plugins folder, and overwrite if there's already one there.
- Now go back to /System/Library/Extensions and follow Steps 21-23, only this time use ApplePS2Controller.kext.
- Copy the ApplePS2Trackpad.kext into this Plugins folder.
- Open OSx86 Tools and check off the "Set Extensions permissions" and the "Clear Extensions cache" checkboxes.
- Click the Run Selected Tasks.
- After a few seconds, it should finish. Click OK and close OSx86 Tools.
And that should do it! I'll be happy to answer any of your questions and solve your problems.