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m-k-h replied to m-k-h's topic in OSx86 10.5 (Leopard)Update: - I'm thankful for all those people behind the hacks & documentation, this was quite an unique experience - It would seem like as with Linux, it makes sense to buy compatible hardware and then try installing (not to use old hardware taken out of use) - To be fair, Ubuntu 9.04 does not support hardware accelerated graphics with this system out-of-box (8.10 did)
m-k-h started following iAtkos v7 (10.5.7) on Lenovo Thinkpad T60 lessons learned/partial guide
m-k-h posted a topic in OSx86 10.5 (Leopard)Hi, here are my lessons learned from installing iAtkos v7 on Lenovo Thinpad T60. No warranties included, use this information at your own risk. Install time customization - vga: ati hd (my card is ATI x1300, id 0x749 7149) - intel speedstep: yes - laptop battery: yes - apple ps2 driver (for internal mouse to work), source: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=78388 First boot after installation - press any key when Chameleon v2 boot loader starts. As startup parameters enter: cpus=1 "Graphics Mode"="1920x1200x32" - (or whatever your resolution is) - I entered several times -cpus=1, which does not work - cpus=1 means one core only, otherwise my system reboots What works: - feels like using a real mac . However, my personal opinion is that this kind of hacked installation is only good for trying out how osx feels like. For any real use I would invest the money and buy real hardware + valid licenses (it is quite difficult to get everything working and to be confident that future updates will work - comparable to the amount of money saved). - good perfomance apart from missing hardware accelerated graphics - software update to 10.5.8 - dual boot with Linux/Grub, see below - fan control, power management at least partially - wired network What does not work: - graphics card hardware acceleration, resolution switching inside mac os, resolutions >1600x1200 (this thread is quite convincing that there's not much to do: http://uphuck.ggrn.de/forum/viewtopic.php?...a&start=15) [show stopper for me ] - Intel wlan, it looks like there's no solution other than buying new hardware - 2nd processor core - sleep / hibernate (I did not spend much time on this) - windows key and alt key switch places when comparing external usb keyboard with internal keyboard - some battery details missing - any software that required hardware accelerated display or change of resolution (such as Aperture) Dual boot setup: - I installed osx on over existing Windows primary partition and followed instructions in http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...tu_and_Vista%29, http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=173764, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=224351 - linux was on extended partition - trick was to install grub inside linux partition, not in mbr - reboot and press any key in Chameleon boot loader to see options I also tried several times installing iAtkos v7 in Vmware workstation without luck. mkkh