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Hi all,


Got Leopard to work (after a week of failures) on my hackintosh build, and I thought I'd share how I did it.




ASrock Conroe 1333/D667 motherboard

Intel E6550 - 2.33ghz Processor

2 gigs of noname brand DDRII 667 ram.

250 gb PATA harddrive

LG PATA DVD burner

eVGA 7300 GS video card

Linksys Wireless PCI card

4 port Firewire card




1.) Down graded the motherboard bios to v1.3

2.) From my macmini, I formatted a 256 mb thumbdrive, labeled it as "123" and then dumped the following onto it: pc_efi_v73 with AppleSMBOIDS.kext and dsmos.kext, Azalia sound drivers, Natit_1.0.pkg Nvidia video drivers, 10.5.2 updrage package.

3.) Popped Kalyway Leo 10.5.1 DVD into drive and booted from the DVD into the leopard install.

4.) From the install, loaded the Diskutil and erased the HD, then partitioned it as a GUID partition with the name "Mac", checked the information on the partition to get the disk# and partition#, which were 0 and 1.

5.) Quit Diskutil, and loaded Terminal, and inserted my thumddrive.

6.) From Terminal I did the following:

a.) cd /Volumes/123/pc_efi_v73

b.) ./startupfiletool /dev/rdisk0s1 ./boot_v7_guid_only

c.) dd if=./guid/boot1h of=/dev/rdish0s1 bs=512 count=1

d.) dd if=./guid/boot0 of=/dev/disk0 bs=400 count=1

7.) Exited Terminal and continued with install.

8.) Unselected the Kalyway GUID bootloaders, and started install.

9.) After install ended up with a bootloop, so hit F8 and booted with -s -x cpus=1

10.) Booted into Leopard safemode, and went through set up screens.

11.) From the Thumbdrive, moved the AppleSMBOIDS.kext and dsmos.kext over to the harddrive into the appropriate folder. Repaired the harddrive permissions using DiskUtil, and deleted the extension.mkext.

12.) Installed the Azalia and Nat_v1.0 drivers.

13.) Rebooted again, still had bootloop, so again -s -x cpus=1.

14.) Ran the 10.5.2 update.

15.) Rebooted again.

16.) Boot was fine, right into leopard, everything working good.




Now I'm in no way an expert in MAC, infact I was mainly a Windows user who eventually got fed up with Vista icon8.gifand decided to jump in with both feet into OSx... but if I can do it... icon4.gif





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