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After a number of days of searching and trying, I have finally installed Leopard on my old Dell Inspiron 5100. I used iAtkos r2 + Equate1 patch + BadBios patch (patches available here). I tried Kalway and other versions of iAtkos. None worked. I managed to get Jas 10.4.8 on it with some additional drivers for video, network, and I/O. But I needed to run ZFS. Which means I needed Leopard. I had a problem with the install not validating and then failing which was due to a bad DVD burn. After I re-burned and tried again, I had no problems. I've put the specs and a few details on the OSX86 project hardware compatibility page here.

 

BTW. No Leopard install I've found will even reach the installer without the BadBios patch.

 

Good luck everyone.

 

Thanks,

Matt

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Thanks for the post.

 

Total noob question, but I've searched and can't find it - How do you apply a patch like badbios

 

Incidentally,I'm working on a 5100 with a P4. unfortunately, I've wiped Windows and can't do a hardware profile.

 

I've tried a few disks, but got all the way to the installation with iAtkos r4. when the installer completes, it asks me to restart, when it restarts the bios page comes up, then the kernel loading text appears, but then I come right back to the bios page and the cycle just continues. (from my linux experience, it kind of sounds like a bootloader issue...)

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I was able to get a working install of 10.5.5 on my Dell Inspiron 5100 using ideneb. It took a few installs to get it right but I am very impressed with the speed.

 

When I installed, the key fixes that needed to be selected under patches were acpi, ich, and of course an sse2 kernel. Other than the lack of network and sound everything is great so far.

 

e_t

 

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Good news, after reinstalling and picking the AC97 Audio and bc440x drivers everything is working perfectly. As a simple test I was able to watch an HD movie trailer without any hiccups. Needless to say, I am quite pleased.

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Hi, I´m New User And Too New In Hackintosh SO, I Have 2 Laptops And Be Try To Install Ideneb v1.3 10.5.5, Iatkos v5i 10.5.5 And Iatkos 10.5.4 And One Version For Intel/AMD Uknown By 4.35Gb, But I Miss Always Formated The Hard Disk With Mac OS Plus Journaled, Custom And Finished The Instalation Fine And Restart And Loop To Restart, I Read All About This Instalation In Forums, Also I Think In Destroy My Laptops But I Can´t Install Leopard In Both In Dell Inspiron 5100 And IBM ThinkPad T42 Whitout Glory And All Shame, I Need Help Please, I Don´t Know How Start, What Do It And Less If I Can Install In This Machines.

This The Information Detailed The Equipament In Each Laptop, I Hope Help For Anything

Dell Inspiron 5100 With A32 Bios, Pentium 4M Mobile 2.8Ghz, 1Gb DDR1 Ram, HD 60Gb IDE, Video Ati Radeon Mobility 7500c 32Mb, DVD-RW, Firewire, 2USB, PCMCIA, Lan RJ45 Broadcom 440x, WiFi Wireless Broadcom TrueMobile 1300, BCM Modem 56kbps v92, Audio SigmaTel C-Major And TouchPad Synaptics PS/2.

IBM ThinkPad T42 With Bios, Pentium Centrino M 1.70Ghz, 1.512Gb DDR1 Ram, HD 120Gb IDE, Video Ati Radeon Mobility 7500c 32 Mb, DVD-RW, 2 USB, 2 PCMCIA, Lan RJ45 Intel Pro 1000 Mobile, WiFi Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG, ThinkPad Modem Integrated 56Kps, SoundMax Integrated Audio, TouchPad ThinkPad UltraNav And Infrared Port.

Please Help Me To Install Step By Step Why I Wanna Discovered The Advantages Of Leopard System, Ya I Always Be Windows User And Now Wanna Turn Change With A Little Of The Best Of Future.

PD. Sorry For My Bad English, I Need Practice And Relearn All About English, I Live In Mexico City And Here Few Or Nobody Speak And Learn English, But I Try Do It Better. Thanks All.

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Hi, I´m New User And Too New In Hackintosh SO, I Have 2 Laptops And Be Try To Install Ideneb v1.3 10.5.5, Iatkos v5i 10.5.5 And Iatkos 10.5.4 And One Version For Intel/AMD Uknown By 4.35Gb, But I Miss Always Formated The Hard Disk With Mac OS Plus Journaled, Custom And Finished The Instalation Fine And Restart And Loop To Restart, I Read All About This Instalation In Forums, Also I Think In Destroy My Laptops But I Can´t Install Leopard In Both In Dell Inspiron 5100 And IBM ThinkPad T42 Whitout Glory And All Shame, I Need Help Please, I Don´t Know How Start, What Do It And Less If I Can Install In This Machines.

This The Information Detailed The Equipament In Each Laptop, I Hope Help For Anything

Dell Inspiron 5100 With A32 Bios, Pentium 4M Mobile 2.8Ghz, 1Gb DDR1 Ram, HD 60Gb IDE, Video Ati Radeon Mobility 7500c 32Mb, DVD-RW, Firewire, 2USB, PCMCIA, Lan RJ45 Broadcom 440x, WiFi Wireless Broadcom TrueMobile 1300, BCM Modem 56kbps v92, Audio SigmaTel C-Major And TouchPad Synaptics PS/2.

IBM ThinkPad T42 With Bios, Pentium Centrino M 1.70Ghz, 1.512Gb DDR1 Ram, HD 120Gb IDE, Video Ati Radeon Mobility 7500c 32 Mb, DVD-RW, 2 USB, 2 PCMCIA, Lan RJ45 Intel Pro 1000 Mobile, WiFi Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG, ThinkPad Modem Integrated 56Kps, SoundMax Integrated Audio, TouchPad ThinkPad UltraNav And Infrared Port.

Please Help Me To Install Step By Step Why I Wanna Discovered The Advantages Of Leopard System, Ya I Always Be Windows User And Now Wanna Turn Change With A Little Of The Best Of Future.

PD. Sorry For My Bad English, I Need Practice And Relearn All About English, I Live In Mexico City And Here Few Or Nobody Speak And Learn English, But I Try Do It Better. Thanks All.

 

 

Your English is understandable, just try not to CAPITALIZE every word, it makes it harder to read. I have both a T42, and a Dell 5150 (with Nvidia 32mb graphics however). I will see what happens with the couple DVD's I have, and post back here later.

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I can only speak for the Dell 5100. As I said, I used the ideneb 10.5.5. Using a journaled file system is fine, I however did not use this at first. I was using a Linux live CD to help me debug the system on my failed installs, my linux distro would not allow me to modify files on a journaled file system. When you install, you will, of course, need to select a custom installation. When doing the custom install, select the acpi fix, ichx fix, and possibly the power management fix (I've always selected it, should not cause boot failure if you don't). Pick your kernel, I have only tried the XNU kernel, it is supposed to have the best sse3 emulation avalible. There is no specialized video drivers, so don't select anything. For audio, use the AC97 driver. For Ethernet, use the bc440 driver. As for your wireless, I don't know which driver to recommend, I don't have wireless on my 5100. Once you have selected that your install should go smoothly.

 

BTW: It may not be of consequence, but I still have bios A26 on my 5100. If all else fails you could try to roll your bios back.

 

Once installed, do not run the update to 10.5.6. It will kill your system. I have also noticed that iCal will not load unless using rosetta.

 

e_t

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Hi Thanks All, I Try I Ideneb v1.3 10.5.5 In Dell Inspiron 5100 With A32 Bios, Pentium 4M Mobile 2.8Ghz, 1Gb DDR1 Ram, 60Gb HD IDE, Video Ati Radeon Mobility 7500c 32Mb, DVD-RW, Firewire, 2USB, PCMCIA, Lan RJ45 Broadcom 440x, WiFi Wireless Broadcom TrueMobile 1300, BCM Modem 56kbps v92, Audio SigmaTel C-Major And TouchPad Synaptics PS/2, I Follow Step By Step The Instructions By Edit_Text, ACPI, Power Manager, AC97 Driver Audio, Ethernet Broadcom And Now Only Enter A Bootloader Darwin With A Grey Screen, Apple Icon And Blink Cursor Only Turn And Icon In The Apple Icon But Anything More, Don't Read The Hard Disk And The DVD, What Be Do It Bad???, Please Help.

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That's cool! So you installed it... My question is do you have it installed on a partition so you can run windows in the same time or you have deleted all your hard drive?

 

Please answer, i don't want to erase all my files!

 

X86 

 

 

 

 

I can tell you that I started with a harddrive that was wiped clean.  I upgraded the harddrive from the 30 gig to a 250 gig.  I also got iPC to work on my Dell Inspiron 5100.  It took many tries to get the right combination on options.  Let me know if you want the list.    :censored2:

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X86 

I can tell you that I started with a harddrive that was wiped clean.  I upgraded the harddrive from the 30 gig to a 250 gig.  I also got iPC to work on my Dell Inspiron 5100.  It took many tries to get the right combination on options.  Let me know if you want the list.    :)

 

 

Yeah I would really appreciate the list!

 

 

also, i was trying and trying but i kept getting still waiting for root device. I have the 60GB hdd does it have to do w/ that or was it just the options i was selecting?

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Yeah I would really appreciate the list!

 

 

also, i was trying and trying but i kept getting still waiting for root device. I have the 60GB hdd does it have to do w/ that or was it just the options i was selecting?

 

First of all I don't think is worth to run Leopard in this old laptop since QE can't be enable on the Radeon 7500, the bulk of media apps won't run without it.

If you still want to give it a shot here is the customize list using iPC 10.5.6 Final:

 

tick on the base system

pick your kernel Vodoo or stageXNU not both at once

video driver AGPGart 2.7.1 (when you get it running d/l the 7500 radeon pkg)

chipset Intel ICHs SATA

audio driver AC97 Audio

ethernet driver AppleBCM440Xethernet

Fixes and patches ACPI Fix (BadBios) optional: dualboot time sync, seatbelt.kext (crash mounting .DMGs)

PS/2 Device support if at first boot your keyboard and mouse are not recognized.

and any Application you want, I recommend OSX86 tools utility.

these settings would get it running

first boot use -f

remember if you want later on to install or uninstall some of these options untick the Base System.

If anybody find a way to get Quartz Extreme to work(doubt it) or power management or battery and temperature metering please post it in this thread.

Good luck.

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After a number of days of searching and trying, I have finally installed Leopard on my old Dell Inspiron 5100. I used iAtkos r2 + Equate1 patch + BadBios patch (patches available here). I tried Kalway and other versions of iAtkos. None worked. I managed to get Jas 10.4.8 on it with some additional drivers for video, network, and I/O. But I needed to run ZFS. Which means I needed Leopard. I had a problem with the install not validating and then failing which was due to a bad DVD burn. After I re-burned and tried again, I had no problems. I've put the specs and a few details on the OSX86 project hardware compatibility page here.

 

BTW. No Leopard install I've found will even reach the installer without the BadBios patch.

 

Good luck everyone.

 

Thanks,

Matt

 

Hey I have a question for you, i have started to try to get Leopard to run on my 5100 as well, but i have a legit Leopard disc and the latest OSX boot loader. Now i tried loading it up, but the computer freezes at the white OSX screen with the gray apple logo on it before install starts. Where do i get this BadBios patch from?

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Hey I have a question for you, i have started to try to get Leopard to run on my 5100 as well, but i have a legit Leopard disc and the latest OSX boot loader. Now i tried loading it up, but the computer freezes at the white OSX screen with the gray apple logo on it before install starts. Where do i get this BadBios patch from?

 

It looks like it might have installed the wrong kernel. That is assuming that you're using a 10.5.6 OSX version (it uses the 9.6.0 kernel for SSE3 only & is not compatible with the 5100 which is a SSE2). If this is the case, you need to install the 9.5.0 Voodoo kernel (Final release) or similar that is SSE2 compatible for the Inspiron 5100 to boot properly.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Additionally...............

 

I managed to get iPC 10.5.6 running on my Inspiron 5100 (without any issues surprisingly) but I can't change the resolution other than 1024x768. I'm using the AGPgart 2.7.1 drivers for the 32MB Radeon 7500.

 

Anyone have any information about this and how I can once again make the other resolutions available? Any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!

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It looks like it might have installed the wrong kernel. That is assuming that you're using a 10.5.6 OSX version (it uses the 9.6.0 kernel for SSE3 only & is not compatible with the 5100 which is a SSE2). If this is the case, you need to install the 9.5.0 Voodoo kernel (Final release) or similar that is SSE2 compatible for the Inspiron 5100 to boot properly.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Additionally...............

 

I managed to get iPC 10.5.6 running on my Inspiron 5100 (without any issues surprisingly) but I can't change the resolution other than 1024x768. I'm using the AGPgart 2.7.1 drivers for the 32MB Radeon 7500.

 

Anyone have any information about this and how I can once again make the other resolutions available? Any help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!

 

My version is actually 10.5.2, and how would i install the Voodoo kernel into the computer?

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My version is actually 10.5.2, and how would i install the Voodoo kernel into the computer?

 

ah the 10.5.2 version... You can't use the 9.5 kernel on that... I had a lot of problems with 10.5.2 as well, but then finally decided to try the iPC 10.5.6 version cause it had all the integrated kernels, patches/fixes, etc. that would be required to run osx off a 5100 without the fuss of downloading/installing..

 

if you don't wanna use the 10.5.6, you can still do it, but there are a number of patches/fixes you will need to add.... I don't know what release of 10.5.2 you're using, so it's rather difficult for me to comment on the fixes that you may require. I'm sure a quick search around the forum may give you more info.

 

all in all, I would still go the 10.5.6 route. It's way easier & I had it installed, configured & running in 30 min without problems. you can use the configuration listed earlier in this thread by mutis to get it up an running..

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ah the 10.5.2 version... You can't use the 9.5 kernel on that... I had a lot of problems with 10.5.2 as well, but then finally decided to try the iPC 10.5.6 version cause it had all the integrated kernels, patches/fixes, etc. that would be required to run osx off a 5100 without the fuss of downloading/installing..

 

if you don't wanna use the 10.5.6, you can still do it, but there are a number of patches/fixes you will need to add.... I don't know what release of 10.5.2 you're using, so it's rather difficult for me to comment on the fixes that you may require. I'm sure a quick search around the forum may give you more info.

 

all in all, I would still go the 10.5.6 route. It's way easier & I had it installed, configured & running in 30 min without problems. you can use the configuration listed earlier in this thread by mutis to get it up an running..

 

Thanks for helping me out with this. I don't really feel like downloading a whole new OS at the moment, unless i find a good torrent that works. But is there a way to run Tiger? I have a version of Tiger as well, not sure which version though, haven't used ti in awhile.

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