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HP Compaq 6710b on 10.5.8 almost perfect with IPC 10.5.6

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Don't bother with genuine WIFI card it simply does not work ! you can buy a Broadcom 4311 one (50,10 euros on HP website)

Reference number is 441075-002

So...let's start


Switch the laptop on then click on F9 function key to launch the boot menu

Eject the CD tray and insert boot-123 CD

From the menu, choose CD

Wait for the laptop indeed boot on the CD when done, eject it

Insert IPC 10.5.6 CD then press ENTER a couple of time

Leopard installation starts....

When you arrived on installation menu choose "disk utility" application.

create a partition on your main HD (in option, choose GUID)

When it's done, quit the disk utility and go on with the installation

Custom your installation as follow : 

- choose a language

- Kernel : Netkas Speedstep 9.2.0

- choose patched USB driver

- Power management : VoodooPower

- Fix : PS/2 

- (can't remember this one but choose a battery manager)

- skip the disk checking

- pray for a better world until the installation is complete

- Once the installation is over, press F9, eject your CD and choose to boot on your hard drive

- Create an account...after a moment you are actually on Mac OsX 10.5.6

- From Apple official website, download combo ugrade 10.5.8

- open disk utility, drag and drop MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.8.dmg to your utility disk then burn it on a CD. When finished, quit disk utility, run the CD

- Run the upgrade program, follow instructions...after finished application asks you to reboot : do so

- download OsX86 tools, click on "Enable/Disable Quartz GL" : enable it

- reboot your laptop

- Back on OsX, download AZALIA audio and launch it then reboot

- Back again on OsX, download VoodooHDA.kext  (latest version)

- reboot 

- Your Compaq 6710b is an almost finished Hackintosh.

- Download Sparks to custom your keyboard if needed  (here)

You will notice Firewire card looks fully detected according to "about this mac" menu (max speed 400mb/s) but unfortunatelly the outlet will not detect your firewire devices....

If you have an answer to that please, help me like I hope I helped others here !

Thanks !



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