Hey all, I'm looking for a bit of help, and hope someone here might be able to see what it is I'm doing wrong. I've been playing around with a few different incarnations of OS X :
1) iATKOS 5i - installed the easiest, but I never could get DVD playback to work.
2) XXX 10.5.6 - DVD playback worked, but wasn't very smooth. Took forever to find right combo in configuration to run.
3) iPC 10.5.6 - After XXX, this one was relatively a breeze to get going. And DVD playback worked great!
Having settled on iPC, mostly because it worked the best out of the three versions I tried, I of course went to doing online updates. Having been warned by previous posts about updates, I did all the available updates *other* than the 10.5.7. All went in fine without issue. Of course the moment I tried doing the official update, I hosed my install. Not a problem I thought, I wrote down all the settings I used for the install (a lesson learnt the hard way let me tell you!), got everything back up and going to the same point again, but this time I tried the iDeneb 10.5.7 update, thinking it would do the trick.
Same result, hosed Inspiron
I suspect the issue is one of the options I've chosen on install, or one I've not selected. However, reading the release notes of these 'unofficial' releases, I'm a little confused as to what I might be doing wrong, especially when it comes to SMBIOS/EFI options.
From reading various posts here and other sites, not to mention almost an entire weekend of install attempts, I came up with these configuration options for the Inspiron 2200 that I installed with (I'm also sharing them so other possible Inspiron users might be able to save themselves a few hours of pain from my efforts )
--Other Audio Drivers
--Patched USB Drivers
-Fixes And Patches
--UUID Error Fix
--PS/2 Device Support
---PS/2 Keyboard Fix
Having got these written down now, I don't mind having to reinstall OS X if I mess it up. But I would like to be up to date, and that means figuring out how to get 10.5.7 in. When I did the iDeneb update, I just rebooted once the install was done. Was there something else I needed to do before rebooting? Was the update attempt doomed before I even began it, because I missed something during the initial install? I appreciate any help or tips people might have. Thanks!