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OS 10.4.3 on my Compaq Presario V2000 *pix*


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Well, I just purchased this notebook about 2 weeks ago and I've been dual booting Windows / Fedora for that amount of time.


I've had the 10.4.3 IMG file on my AMD 64 box for a while and it has been working half decent, but on a seperate drive.


I've spent the last couple days figuring out how to install it on this notebook, which turned out to be a little harder because of partitions / whatever.


Specs of Notebook

Compaq Presario V2575CA

AMD-64 Turion

1 Gig Ram

100 Gig HD

ATI Radeon Xpress 200m


Install Procedure

1) Install WinXP to Primary Partition


2) Install Partition Magic, make new unallocated partition


3) Run DISKPART, enter following commands with the following commands:


Select Disk 0

create partition primary size=6690 id=af


4) unzip and install DD


5) find where your partitons are


dd --LIST


6) copy image over


dd if=tiger-x86-flat.img of=\\?\Device\Harddisk0\Partition2 bs=512 skip=63 --progress


7) Download chain0 http://www.360hacker.net/chain0.rar, unrar it into C:\, and modify the boot.ini as follows


C:\chain0="Mac OS X"


8) Boot the machine, and select "Mac OS X".


Basically it was a combination of these guides, and a lot of trail and error.





Now.. I don't know how long its supposed to take too boot, but, mine is booting fiarly slowly, and i've been doing it fo about the last 10 minutes and still haven't seen the login screen. I'm assuming its not supposed to take this long. Is there anything that anyone can recommend I can do at startup to speed things up? On my home machine with a seperate drive, it booted in under 20 seconds.






Anyway..comments...suggestions..whatever... encouraged and welcomed!

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i got it working on my v2000 (v2312us) like this.. i'm using 10.4.5 but i had 10.4.3 previously and it's pretty much the same.


partition with fdisk/cfdisk/partition magic/whatever, set type to AF


boot the dvd in vmware, format the partition with disk utility, and install normally. you obviously need a patched dvd. if you're using the prepatched 10.4.4/5 image, you'll have to patch the kernel afterwards if you want sse3


now, there's a conflict between the ps2 and usb extensions - you have to do one of the following:

-disable legacy usb support in your bios

-remove ApplePS2Controller.kext (your keyboard/trackpad won't work)

-remove the plugin AppleUSBOHCI.kext from IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ (firewire and usb 1.0/1 won't work)

-to do this from windows, use transmac or macdrive, or use linux. if you can't access the drive from windows, install the free program Ext2IFS and assign it a drive letter through the control panel


now, it should boot. you might have to make sure you don't have any usb devices attached when you boot, though.


after this, you'll want to get the ide controller working better and stop the horribly slow speeds. check out scousi's post on the ATI southbridge chipset and download the kext.


you'll also want to enable wireless by adding your device ID to IO8..whatever.kext . check out the thread on broadcom wireless


i think that's all the major stuff. problems yet unsolved include audio, graphics driver, power management, full usb support, probably more


good luck

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