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WALMART Xmas Special

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For your iHac pleasure. I am proud to announce the emachine on sale(WALMART) as a 4GB system with 500GB HDD is a successful hack.

Attached is the image of proof.




Ok, so I bet your wondering how I did this.


1) AQUIRE iDeneb 1.5 AKA OSX 10.5.7(go get it elsewhere, somehow)

2) Install as following:



ATIIXP (REQUIRED) [This is your SATA controller onboard.]


ALL sound ALC/Realtek Audio codecs(not sure which it uses, quite frankly dont care. This flood method seems to work.)

SiS/VIA support(last option, not the USB option)

BIOS800 in ACPI menu

Kernel: 970 works, I checked all three.



(works, no router hard wired to confirm)

LAN onboard is modified REALTEK/ INTEL PRO chipset. (1389 I think) I batch select LAN and WIFI just in case.


Check REALTEK/INTEL/ZYDAS anyways(fixes some cards)



Check REALTEK/INTEL/ZYDAS anyways(fixes some cards)

I grabbed NETGEAR somehow but the stick Im using is unsupported(update for mac fixes this?)



SELECT Nothing (EFI in CHameleon catches the framebuffer, no actual driver yet)

(reverse/recompile Ubuntu's Catalyst driver? There is a dated 2.4.4 mac catalyst driver out there.)


DO NOT CHOOSE GUID partition map, ensure it is MBR. Will work in a patched SNOW installer to fix, either I will or someone SHOULD.


THe following edits to boot.com.apple.plist may help:

busratio=8 GraphicsEnabler=Yes "GraphicsMode"="1366x768x32" (yeah, I got the 19" wide AOC screen special too while at same WalMart.)


Everything works WELL OOB except LAN/WIFI, as noted above. I have a known WIN only stick(WNDA3100) and no direct LAN connection to route at the moment.(dont go to best buy for this card if you can help it, get a real working NIC and CISCO blue box router instead from newegg.)


Im on USB Logitech mouse /keyboard so I dont know about the PS/2 checkbox. I didnt check any of this.


I have DSDT dump for those that need it.(cant upload?)


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