Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Allan

      Forum Rules   04/13/2018

      Hello folks! As some things are being fixed, we'll keep you updated. Per hour the Forum Rules don't have a dedicated "Tab", so here is the place that we have our Rules back. New Users Lounge > [READ] - InsanelyMac Forum Rules - The InsanelyMac Staff Team. 

OSX 10.6.8 on ThinkPad X61 Series (X61/X61s/X61Tablet)

3 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts



Hey! My new project is to get Snow Leopard (my favorite system so far) running on a ThinkPad X61t. Since the other threads are a little old or based on Lion I would like to start a new topic to collect the files and informations needed for the last version of Snow Leopard. I'm also askinga other ThinkPad X61 users to share their experiences and files here! I will also keep the first thread updated until the project is finished.


Basic Information about ThinkPad X61Series:

CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (1.80 Ghz), T7250 (2.00 Ghz), T7300 (2.00 Ghz), T7500 (2.20 Ghz),

T8100 (2.10 Ghz), T8300 (2.40 Ghz), T9300 (2.50 Ghz), L7300 (1.40 Ghz), L7500 (1.60 Ghz), L7700 (1.80 GHz)

Grafic Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Display 12.1" with one of the following displays:

TFT display with 1024x768

IPS display with 1024x768

IPS display with 1024x768 and MultiTouch

AFFS-IPS display with 1400x1050

Memory 2 PC2-5300 memory slots (max 4 Gb / with middleton Bios 8 Gb)

Drive 1 SATA 2.5" drive

Sound Intel HD Audio with AD1984 codec

Network Ethernet: Intel Gigabit,

Wlan Mini-PCI Intel PRO 3945ABG or 4965AGN,

Bluetooth 2.0

Other: 3x USB 2

Integrated Fingerprint Reader in some models

SD Card slot

CardBus slot (Type 2)

Firewire 400 (IEEE1394a)

in Tablet Series:

Wacom Serial Tablet PC Stylus

Tablet Hardware Buttons



for X61/X61s: ThinkPad X6 UltraBase / for Tablet: ThinkPad X6 Tablet UltraBase:

Features: Ethernet, Modem, 4x USB 2, VGA, Serial-port, Parallel-port, Microphone, Headphone, Ultrabay Slim CD/DVD-Combo


Middleton BIOS:

Before you blow away Windows on your ThinkPad X61 you will probably want to run the Middleton BIOS hack first. It replaces the BIOS. You know that command line looking gibberish before windows comes up? Well it’s important stuff, it tells the operating system what kind of hardware the PC has. Why this hacked BIOS? As it turns out the X61 line has SATA-1 or just SATA, not SATA-2, even though the hardware is capable of it. As you can imagine, it limits the speed of hard drives in there, especially if you have an SSD. So if you have an SSD, you really need to do this. The instructions are pretty clear but there are two ways of doing it. One is to run the included exe file in Windows. The other way is to burn the included ISO file to a blank CD, boot off it, and run the BIOS flash that way.






In Progress (just started):

Grafic X3100

changing display resolution

VGA-Out / Docingstation VGA-Out





SD Card slot


SSD Trim Support

Tablet (on X61T)

DVD Installation Guide

USB Installation Guide


usefull pages:

tonymacx86: http://tonymacx86.blogspot.co.at/

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Retail DVD: http://www.ebay.com/...eopard&_sacat=0

Mac OSX 10.6.8 Update: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

The number one Hackintosh repository: http://www.kexts.com/

Voodooprojects Forums: http://forum.voodooprojects.org/

Kext Helper b7: http://cheetha.net/

OSx86 Project, 10.6.0 Hardware Compatibility Lists: http://wiki.osx86pro...x.php/Main_Page

Guide for T60p (2007-CQ8) 1400x1050: http://forums.thinkp....538137#p538137

Snow Leopard on ThinkPad X61: http://osx86.co/f57/....pad-x61-t3735/

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice. I stopped trying after a while as I needed to work with the Laptop and Linux seemed to be an acceptable alternative, but I just started searching and reading again some days ago.


This thread seemed helpful at that time: http://www.thinkpads...hp?f=32&t=86621


The 'Guide for T60p (2007-CQ8) 1400x1050' link seems to be broken.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey legolas96, I realize this thread is half a year old, but I was curious if you made any progress. I too am trying to install 10.6.8 on a x61 T sxga.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.