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I have an Acer Extensa 5420, have installed Tiger months ago on a VM and now want to try the newer OS X 10.5.1 on my new laptop. I have the following hardware:

 

AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58

Northbridge ATI RS690/RS690M rev. 00 w SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64

Southbridge ATI SB600 rev. 00

2GB DDRAM

 

I also have the entire cpuz record here:

*CPU-Z 1.43 report file*

*Processor(s)*	 

*Number of processors*	1
*Number of cores*	2 per processor
*Number of threads*	2 per processor
*Name*	AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-58
*Code Name*	Tyler
*Specification*	AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58
*Package*	Socket S1 (638)
*Family/Model/Stepping*	F.8.1
*Extended Family/Model*	F.68
*Brand ID*	2
*Core Stepping*	
*Technology*	65 nm
*Core Speed*	798.1 MHz
*Multiplier x Bus speed*	4.0 x 199.5 MHz
*HT Link speed*	798.1 MHz
*Stock frequency*	1900 MHz
*Instruction sets*	MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
*L1 Data cache (per processor)*	2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative,
64-byte line size
*L1 Instruction cache (per processor)*	2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set
associative, 64-byte line size
*L2 cache (per processor)*	2 x 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative,
64-byte line size

*Chipset & Memory*	 

*Northbridge*	ATI RS690/RS690M rev. 00
*Southbridge*	ATI SB600 rev. 00
*Memory Type*	DDR2
*Memory Size*	2048 MBytes
*Memory Frequency*	159.6 MHz (CPU/5)
*CAS# Latency (tCL)*	5.0 clocks
*RAS# to CAS# (tRCD)*	5 clocks
*RAS# Precharge (tRP)*	5 clocks
*Cycle Time (tRAS)*	15 clocks
*Bank Cycle Time (tRC)*	21 clocks
*Command Rate (CR)*	1T

*System*	 

*System Manufacturer*	Acer
*System Name*	Extensa 5420
*System S/N*	LXE820X0037460B5FC2000
*Mainboard Vendor*	Acer
*Mainboard Model*	Extensa 5420
*BIOS Vendor*	Phoenix Technologies LTD
*BIOS Version*	V1.15
*BIOS Date*	10/05/2007

*Memory SPD*	 

*Module 1*	DDR2, PC2-5300 (333 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Samsung
*Module 2*	DDR2, PC2-5300 (333 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Samsung

*Software*	 

*Windows Version*	Microsoft Windows Vista (6.0) Home Premium Edition
(Build 6000)
*DirectX Version*	10.0

It doesn't matter what I do, whether I boot natively or in a VM, it stops after attempting to load /sbin/launchd with errno 88. I have searched the web and none of the articles make sense. I do have a legal 10.5.1 Install DVD (.dmg) but don't quite know how to go about patching it for my AMD-based system.

 

Can you offer any pointers? I really hate Vista!!!!!!!

 

Thanks,

 

Jacob

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Good luck man... I also have an AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology and I cannot get leopard working if my life depended on it....

 

The only thing i would say is try to stick with a good version of Tiger running and wait for the AMD installer Dvd (universal iATKOS/Kalyway (cant remember which))....I am even having some trouble with Tiger, but the best i have gotten thus far is JaS 10.4.8... even that i cannot seem to perfect it... how did you get Tiger to work for you?

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i have a Acer 5420 specs with the ati x1250 graphics to install anyform of os x aside from leopard i've used an external drive and copied and repaired the image after fixing the harddrive issue there is a kalyway version 10.4.10 that has the harddrive fix that works after install.

Give it a try for yourself i used an 8 gig usb stick to do it. The graphics are something i haven't figured out yet i don't understand how or why the hypermemory works with the graphics chip.

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did anyone get this sucsessfully done yet without using additional hardware. ive been tryin for a while. closest ive reached is with kalaway 10.4.10 but it restarts on boot. please any help. any sugesstions on wat to try

 

Did you try any lower versions of OSX86? Seems that this process is try an error. I unfortunately lost my 10.4.10 last night (hope to regain it "tomorrow") but in the meantime am trying 10.5.4.

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Did you try any lower versions of OSX86? Seems that this process is try an error. I unfortunately lost my 10.4.10 last night (hope to regain it "tomorrow") but in the meantime am trying 10.5.4.

 

 

If you decide you want to install any version of os x you need the sb 600 pkg for either tiger of leopard. Most installs of leopard won't even boot to the install screen because of the lack of drivers for our chipset sb600 etc.

 

I recommend to first download the sb600 kext pkg... google is you friend for that or take it off the kalyway 10.4.10 disk if your installing tiger. Then install to the external drive. Using copyx after the sb600 pkg is installed will let you mirror the install to your sata internal hard drive after you've formated it to HFS format.

 

For leopard due to the many issues i had installing,, i had to use zephyroth 10.5.1 with a usb keyboard there is usb driver problems also and i had to unplug and plug the keyboard in before the usb drivers posted on the darwin screen(Don't ask it might just be the keyboard i used -weird i know). Once i got through that i made sure to install to an external harddrive. So now that i had a backup to copy i transfered my copy with copyx to my onboard sata drive once i had the appropriate kext files installed.

 

i've uploaded a step by step with instructions for a leopard install.

HOWTO___Mac_OS_X_Leopard_on_Acer_Aspire_5051.txt

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i'm currently working on getting a dfe boot 132 disk to work for installing to this particular laptop with the new voodoo kernel and a 10.5.4 retail disk.

i am new to making these disks and have been getting things to load correctly so far but still haven't even made it to the install screen.

appleatiata.kext doesn't seem to load right, my dvd drive stops spinning. I could be jumping the gun on just that one kext.

If anyone has more info on making a boot 132 disk for amd, especially associated with the sb600 chipset series please let me know.

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I have this laptop and I have been unable to get anything but the previously mentioned releases working on it.

I've tried:

iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5

iPC ppf5

Kalway 10.5.2

leo4all

 

the only thing I've had any luck with is the iatkos 10.5.4 amd release, and it is unable to see my hard drives.

I haven't found a newer iatkos v4a release, so I'm pretty much stuck.

I'll keep playing with it to see if I can get something working, but I'm guessing it won't be pretty

 

I am running linux so I can just do a "mount -o loop -t hfsplus img" and get an iso opened to add stuff to it.

 

What I'm curious about is, is there a way to pick a kernel at boot from the dvd? I'd really like to get at least 10.5.5 running so I can install xcode

 

Any help would be appreciated. Also, I'll keep reading around and see if I can figure something out. I have a dvd that is 10.5.something and i didn't write down which release it is. I'll look and see if I can identify it.

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I have an Acer Extensa 5420, have installed Tiger months ago on a VM and now want to try the newer OS X 10.5.1 on my new laptop. I have the following hardware:

 

AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58

Northbridge ATI RS690/RS690M rev. 00 w SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64

Southbridge ATI SB600 rev. 00

2GB DDRAM

 

I also have the entire cpuz record here:

*CPU-Z 1.43 report file*

*Processor(s)*	 

*Number of processors*	1
*Number of cores*	2 per processor
*Number of threads*	2 per processor
*Name*	AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-58
*Code Name*	Tyler
*Specification*	AMD Turion™ 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58
*Package*	Socket S1 (638)
*Family/Model/Stepping*	F.8.1
*Extended Family/Model*	F.68
*Brand ID*	2
*Core Stepping*	
*Technology*	65 nm
*Core Speed*	798.1 MHz
*Multiplier x Bus speed*	4.0 x 199.5 MHz
*HT Link speed*	798.1 MHz
*Stock frequency*	1900 MHz
*Instruction sets*	MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
*L1 Data cache (per processor)*	2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set associative,
64-byte line size
*L1 Instruction cache (per processor)*	2 x 64 KBytes, 2-way set
associative, 64-byte line size
*L2 cache (per processor)*	2 x 512 KBytes, 16-way set associative,
64-byte line size

*Chipset & Memory*	 

*Northbridge*	ATI RS690/RS690M rev. 00
*Southbridge*	ATI SB600 rev. 00
*Memory Type*	DDR2
*Memory Size*	2048 MBytes
*Memory Frequency*	159.6 MHz (CPU/5)
*CAS# Latency (tCL)*	5.0 clocks
*RAS# to CAS# (tRCD)*	5 clocks
*RAS# Precharge (tRP)*	5 clocks
*Cycle Time (tRAS)*	15 clocks
*Bank Cycle Time (tRC)*	21 clocks
*Command Rate (CR)*	1T

*System*	 

*System Manufacturer*	Acer
*System Name*	Extensa 5420
*System S/N*	LXE820X0037460B5FC2000
*Mainboard Vendor*	Acer
*Mainboard Model*	Extensa 5420
*BIOS Vendor*	Phoenix Technologies LTD
*BIOS Version*	V1.15
*BIOS Date*	10/05/2007

*Memory SPD*	 

*Module 1*	DDR2, PC2-5300 (333 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Samsung
*Module 2*	DDR2, PC2-5300 (333 MHz), 1024 MBytes, Samsung

*Software*	 

*Windows Version*	Microsoft Windows Vista (6.0) Home Premium Edition
(Build 6000)
*DirectX Version*	10.0

It doesn't matter what I do, whether I boot natively or in a VM, it stops after attempting to load /sbin/launchd with errno 88. I have searched the web and none of the articles make sense. I do have a legal 10.5.1 Install DVD (.dmg) but don't quite know how to go about patching it for my AMD-based system.

 

Can you offer any pointers? I really hate Vista!!!!!!!

 

Thanks,

 

Jacob

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Ok, so I think I may have found a solution.

I upgraded the bios to v1.17 and lost the ability to even boot any boot cd. After going to the acer europe site and downloading the v1.14 bios (which you can get HERE)

Only downgrade if your bios is above v1.14

Keep in mind that a lot of people had issues with the ati video card and that bios version where Vista would just go to a black screen and crash, so if you had that issue before, you might want to try a slightly newer bios.

 

Anyways, After you have a bios that can boot an installer past the "Version 0x21 Vectors 0:23" kernel panic, you will want to do an install of itakos v4a 10.5.4.

You can boot it, but it looks like the sata controller isn't on the install dvd, so you will need to use something like a usb stick or an external hard drive to do this.

 

From there, you have it installed. I'm trying to get an external hdd to make sure this works, but it saw my usb sticks, so I don't see why it wouldn't. The issue is with the sata controller (the south bridge SB600).

 

I also have the sb600 kexts, but it appears that kextload doesn't work very well from a livecd, perhaps I'm missing some step in the process, but I couldn't get it to work, so it looks like, for now at least, use an external hard drive with iatkos 10.5.4

 

Hope this helps. I'll keep you guys updated and let you know if I come up with a successful install of something above 10.5.2, and I'll post a guide accordingly.

 

edit: So I tried installing to a usb drive with iatkos 10.5.4 and the installer simply said that it could not continue.

Hopefully we can find a way to load the sb600 kexts into an image.

 

iPC won't even load the kernel, so if any 5420 owner was going to try that, don't bother.

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I got it working!

 

iDeneb v1.4 (10.5.6), which came out yesterday, installs!!!

use this boot flag when you launch the installer and it works.

kernel=Voodoo

Make sure you capitalize the V in Voodoo, you can also do -v if you want, but it should work fine.

Make sure your system bios is v1.14, you can get the bios from the acer ftp site which I linked to a few posts up.

 

It only took 15 minutes to install, make sure you pick the appropriate packages in the installer, but the only ones that you really should (probably MUST) select are the ATI/AMD chipset driver and the Voodoo kernel. The amd patch may work, but I wouldn't worry about it unless you must have a vanilla kernel (for updates and such).

 

Boots up in around 1 minute, I like!

 

Anyways, if you guys want to get an osx86 install on the extensa 5420, iDeneb v1.4 appears to work like a charm!

 

Keep in mind, this will rewrite your MBR(Master Boot Record), so if you were running something else previously like the Windows boot program or GRUB, you will need to reinstall those to use them. Darwin will see your Windows installs, but not any linux ones, so you may want to consider re-installing grub and adding an entry for darwin in your boot file if you run something like ubuntu.

 

Either way, I'm very happy about this, let me know if you guys need any help :D

 

update:

the audio works now, albeit choppy.

You want to patch the audio with

alc286_installer2

 

The video acceleration is still not working, but I'm looking into it, the card ID is:

0x791f

 

People have named it several things, but as far as I know, it is an x1250m (or x1250 mobility).

Looks like drivers for it are going to be hard to find, if they exist at all :-/

 

Was having issues with .dmg files, getting the 10.5.5 seatbelt fix to see if it helps.

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hi i need help with i have a acer 5420 with amd/ati so this is what is wrong i am use ideneb v1.4 it installs just fine then after the computer reboots and starts loading off the hard drive it gets to the apple logo then once i am at the apple logo the computer cant get past the apple logo it just freezes every time i have followed the installtion guide below i have tride everything i can please help and reply

 

thanks

 

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I got it working!

 

iDeneb v1.4 (10.5.6), which came out yesterday, installs!!!

use this boot flag when you launch the installer and it works.

kernel=Voodoo

Make sure you capitalize the V in Voodoo, you can also do -v if you want, but it should work fine.

Make sure your system bios is v1.14, you can get the bios from the acer ftp site which I linked to a few posts up.

 

It only took 15 minutes to install, make sure you pick the appropriate packages in the installer, but the only ones that you really should (probably MUST) select are the ATI/AMD chipset driver and the Voodoo kernel. The amd patch may work, but I wouldn't worry about it unless you must have a vanilla kernel (for updates and such).

 

Boots up in around 1 minute, I like!

 

Anyways, if you guys want to get an osx86 install on the extensa 5420, iDeneb v1.4 appears to work like a charm!

 

Keep in mind, this will rewrite your MBR(Master Boot Record), so if you were running something else previously like the Windows boot program or GRUB, you will need to reinstall those to use them. Darwin will see your Windows installs, but not any linux ones, so you may want to consider re-installing grub and adding an entry for darwin in your boot file if you run something like ubuntu.

 

Either way, I'm very happy about this, let me know if you guys need any help ;)

 

update:

the audio works now, albeit choppy.

You want to patch the audio with

alc286_installer2

 

The video acceleration is still not working, but I'm looking into it, the card ID is:

0x791f

 

People have named it several things, but as far as I know, it is an x1250m (or x1250 mobility).

Looks like drivers for it are going to be hard to find, if they exist at all :-/

 

Was having issues with .dmg files, getting the 10.5.5 seatbelt fix to see if it helps.

 

hi i need help with i have a acer 5420 with amd/ati so this is what is wrong i am use ideneb v1.4 it installs just fine then after the computer reboots and starts loading off the hard drive it gets to the apple logo then once i am at the apple logo the computer past the apple logo it just freezes every time i have followed the installtion guid below i have tride everything i can please help and reply

 

thanks

 

:)

I got it working!

 

iDeneb v1.4 (10.5.6), which came out yesterday, installs!!!

use this boot flag when you launch the installer and it works.

kernel=Voodoo

Make sure you capitalize the V in Voodoo, you can also do -v if you want, but it should work fine.

Make sure your system bios is v1.14, you can get the bios from the acer ftp site which I linked to a few posts up.

 

It only took 15 minutes to install, make sure you pick the appropriate packages in the installer, but the only ones that you really should (probably MUST) select are the ATI/AMD chipset driver and the Voodoo kernel. The amd patch may work, but I wouldn't worry about it unless you must have a vanilla kernel (for updates and such).

 

Boots up in around 1 minute, I like!

 

Anyways, if you guys want to get an osx86 install on the extensa 5420, iDeneb v1.4 appears to work like a charm!

 

Keep in mind, this will rewrite your MBR(Master Boot Record), so if you were running something else previously like the Windows boot program or GRUB, you will need to reinstall those to use them. Darwin will see your Windows installs, but not any linux ones, so you may want to consider re-installing grub and adding an entry for darwin in your boot file if you run something like ubuntu.

 

Either way, I'm very happy about this, let me know if you guys need any help :D

 

update:

the audio works now, albeit choppy.

You want to patch the audio with

alc286_installer2

 

The video acceleration is still not working, but I'm looking into it, the card ID is:

0x791f

 

People have named it several things, but as far as I know, it is an x1250m (or x1250 mobility).

Looks like drivers for it are going to be hard to find, if they exist at all :-/

 

Was having issues with .dmg files, getting the 10.5.5 seatbelt fix to see if it helps.

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hi i need help with i have a acer 5420 with amd/ati so this is what is wrong i am use ideneb v1.4 it installs just fine then after the computer reboots and starts loading off the hard drive it gets to the apple logo then once i am at the apple logo the computer cant get past the apple logo it just freezes every time i have followed the installtion guide below i have tride everything i can please help and reply

 

thanks

hi i need help with i have a acer 5420 with amd/ati so this is what is wrong i am use ideneb v1.4 it installs just fine then after the computer reboots and starts loading off the hard drive it gets to the apple logo then once i am at the apple logo the computer past the apple logo it just freezes every time i have followed the installtion guid below i have tride everything i can please help and reply

 

thanks

 

Did you install the Voodoo kernel? When booting from the DVD, include "kernel=Voodoo" as a boot flag. Make sure you also install the ATIATA option under Chipsets, and also do the Seatbelt Fix.

 

Also, if anyone has drivers (or kexts) for the ATI Radeon XPress 1250, i need them!

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update:

the audio works now, albeit choppy.

You want to patch the audio with

alc286_installer2.

 

I downloaded but it still doesn't work. Can you send a URL?

 

EDIT: I installed the ALC268 option during setup, and the audio worked 'albeit choppy' as described above. Installing the update described above completely disabled the audio. Is this fixable? Also, before I installed that, I backed up my extensions with OSx86 Tool. Will restoring those extensions fix it?

 

EDIT2: Restoring the extensions via OSx86 Tool worked, but audio is still choppy.

And does anyone have kexts or drivers for the Acer CrystalEye webcam or the ATI Radeon XPress 1250?

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I have installed the iDeneb 1.4 on my Acer Extensa 5420 and it looks working good.

But the system only boots with the install DVD on drive.

If I try to boot whitout the DVD, it gives me the following message and freezes:

"Boot0: error"

 

Any help?

Thanks!

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Hi,

 

I have an Acer TravelMate 5520G, it has exactly the same specifications as the Extensa 5420, I downgraded the BIOS to 1.14 and I was able to install Leopard.

The installation worked well, but after the installation was complete and the PC restarted the OS remained stuck in the loading screen (the one with the apple logo and the spining wheel), it plays a song then some instructions for blind people (all in the bootscreen) and never get's past that damn gray screen. I guess it's the same problem hacker1111 has.

 

I am using iDeneb v1.4, I selected the voodoo kernel and the ati chipset.

 

What am I doing wrong?

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You guys that are having issues with this. When you go to boot up, boot with the -v flag and tell us what lines the boot hangs on. I remember a lot of the problems had to do with not being able to change ahci settings on the laptop (because phoenix bios is just awesome). That's why I had to downgrade the bios.

 

Sorry I can't be of more help :thumbsup_anim:

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I downloaded the ALC268 kexts that someone mentioned earlier. I installed it according to the instructions, but upon the reboot the sound is completely disabled. Restoring my extensions back via OSx86 tools returned the computer to the 'choppy audio' state it was in. Installing the 'AppleHDA' kext with OSx86 tools allows the sound to work properly (very clear, just like on vista) for about 1 minute, then it reverts to even choppier than it had been previously. Can anyone help me? I need iMovie for video work and can't really use it without sound.

 

Also does anyone know how to get iDeneb to recognize my webcam (Acer Crystaleye webcam) or the graphics chipset (ATI Radeon Xpress 1250)?

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The BIOS update or "downgrade" from 1.17 to 1.14 for me helped. I tried to boot with iDeneb 1.4 and got closer than ever.

 

Booted perfectly into iDeneb 1.5 (10.5.7) ONLY with "kernel=Voodoo". No quotes. No -v -x -f -s -whatever.

Just "kernel=Voodoo".

 

It takes a few minutes to boot up, be patient and just wait on it. Install takes about 20-30 minutes to the internal hard drive, which I have partitioned and dual-booted. Works great with EasyBCD.

 

I have Acer Extensa 5420-5038 with BIOS 1.14 and iDeneb 1.5.

 

ALSO:

REMOVE ALL devices plugged into your laptop: mouses, keyboards, monitors, etc. etc.

Ethernet is ok.

 

Install and boot was a success with all the kexts (drivers) between ALL posts on the 1st page of this thread. Can someone help with kexts for audio etc. for me?

Voodoo Kernel

Seatbelt Fix

AppleATIATA under chipset

Only install with these 3.

 

Got audio to work with ALC268_Installer2, but choppy just like everyone else said.

WiFi works. Using bcm43xx_enabler_0.5.3.sh

Ethernet, getting close.

External keyboards and mouses that I have hooked up work immediately and the laptop keyboard works and is programmed almost the exact same like it works in Vista.

Touchpad mouse works, no Mac scrolling or anything though. But it has left click and right click and moves.

 

Good luck!

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**SUCCESSFUL INSTALL**

 

i managed to install Leopard 10.5.8 on an Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Almost perfectly.

Working:

 

Wifi - Atheros and boradcom ( i have 2 exact laptops one with broadcom and the other atheros)

LAN

Keyboard

USB

Restart/Shutdown

Video (no QE/CI. Yes to native resolution) - With a special x1250 kext i found in one of the forums

Audio - ALC268 speakers, headphones and mic (choppy at first but after a com.apple.boot.plist entry, works perfect)

Software update

** Need 1.14 BIOS **

 

 

NOT WORKING:

Sleep

 

i used iDeneb 1.6 (10.5.8)

 

ill post a guide for this series and hopefully will help everyone struggling with. i couldnt get snow leopard to work on it but havent attempted too much. happy with leopard

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