Results 1 to 4 of 4
Discuss Compaq Presario R3000z at the Distributions - Hackint0sh.org; I have an old compaq presario R3000z I got in 2004. I already installed OSX ...
  1. #1
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Compaq Presario R3000z

    I have an old compaq presario R3000z I got in 2004. I already installed OSX on my Dell desktop and love it and would love to have it on my laptop too.

    Here are the specs for my laptop

    -AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    -Nforce 3 chipset
    -512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM(can upgrade to 2GB if needed)
    -DVD/CD-RW drive
    -Geforce4 440 Go 64M [NV17M] 64mb
    -Sound - nForce MCP3 Audio Codec Interface - Analog Devices AD1981B
    -BroadCom BCM4306 802.11g wireless NIC
    -Ethernet Realtek RT8139(A/B/C/813x) Fast Ethernet Adapter

    Im hoping I can use the iPC 10.5.6 distro that I used on my dell, and I was wondering if you guys can help me out with figuring out exactly what settings I need and if a better distro exists that I should be using. Thanks in Advance.



  2. #2
    Senior Professional Array

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    232
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    16

    Default you answered your own question

    Install it - why do you think someone here wants to hold your hand?

    Go to HCL 10.5.6/Portables - OSx86 and explore answers an inssues

    Otherwise here is a standard paste below for some ideas

    These "please help me" cries are always funny.

    NO ONE can help you right now. You do not say what is wrong, you do not say what you did that does not work and you offer no clues as to your level of expertise as to EXACTLY where you are stumped.

    If you go to a Medical Doctor and just scream "please help me" and will give no symptoms or clues as to what is going on - even a Doctor cannot help you but begin guessing - and guess what - they get paid to do so - no one here is being paid by you, and still the doctor could end up killing you rather than saving you because you did not tell a critic piece of information - like a severe allergy or something like that which could kill you in his efforts to help you. Computers - especially the OS's of computers are NO DIFFERENT.

    You do not say what is going on. No one is a mind reader here and were not sitting in front of your machine.

    A Kext is likely probably not loading or blocking something

    The kexts are vendor and device ID specific - so if the kext does not have the right vendor and model ID referenced in the kext file - it will fail - or pass up the device anyway.

    You have to figure this out yourself - it is YOUR machine. They are all different as to what is in the unit from the manufacturer, and even if using common device components - the vendor and device ID may be different that what the kext might have in it.

    If you have Windows still on the same machine - and it is working - you can do kext editing from inside windows by installing some helper tools to look into the HPS drive. Use Windows Text Editor Download and Download Ext2Fsd 0.46 - An open source Ext2 File System Driver for Windows - Softpedia and Catacombae - HFSExplorer (HFS Explorer) to see and get at the Mac files in Windows. OR You can BUY Macdrive. If you are having dual boot problems try installing EasyBCD from inside Windows to boot between the two. Its free.

    This above will only work if you have been smart enough to do a dual boot machine where Windows is on another partition or permanent drive in the same computer.

    You can see the vendor and device ID in Windows, and the kext will have a name and you can find the vendor and device ID in the text of the kext info.plist. You can edit this from the windows side with the editor above - and use no other - they will not work.

    After you get in through safe mode, you can run "diskutils repairpermissions /" (without the quotes) and to fix the changes you made from the Windows side

    There are ways to do this from the -s boot option (single user mode) but it is really getting UNIX specific as to the commands, and if you are there and know nothing anyway - you should probably pay someone, buy a real MAC or just give up - OR get ready for a real extensive learning curve and research on the web.

    You need to do some research on how the Mac OS works. Match your kext families with the missing parts of the OS not loading - change the vendor and device ID's and one at a time - you'll get them working and the boot errors will go away.

    If you have/had IPC 10.5.6 ppf4 or ppf5 you would likely have most of the kexts - but they might not have the right vendor ID and device ID for the unit you are trying to install on.

    Once installed, you need to boot in safe mode from the Darwin prompt with the -x option. Use -v also so you can see what it is loading and if it does stop in safe mode and where. Then you can try -v -f on another boot to see if it will make it all the way

    The MacOS is at it's core - UNIX - you cannot just lump a question in something and throw it here that is non-descriptive as to tell anyone not at your PC what is TRULY going on, even though I am a UNIX engineer.

    No one can help you if they cannot tell what is really going on - and if you are not ready to learn some UNIX - give up now.

    If you install the right kexts (Kernel EXTensionS) with the right vendor id's applicable the system will load them as it finds the hardware during the boot process.

    Read the clues of the boot process yourself and do some research as to what they mean and then if you have a specific question you cannot find on the Internet or in the forums - that someone can identify - post that.

    Of course you can always BUY a real MAC, and then holler "please help me" all you want to Apple Computer Support, and at some point they will tell you the same thing.

    If you install the right kexts (Kernel EXTensionS) with the right vendor id's applicable the system will load them as it finds the hardware during the boot process.

    Read the clues of the boot process yourself and do some research as to what they mean and then if you have a specific question you cannot find on the Internet or in the forums - that someone can identify - post that.

  3. #3
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    hey, there's no need to be a dick about it. if you don't want to help, don't. I posted this in a forum that helps with this stuff, so if someone wants to help, cool, if not, thats fine too.

    I'm not whining for help, I'm not gonna bitch if I don't get any help, but I'm not gonna just sit here if you're gonna be an ass. If anyone else wants to help by either pointing me to useful information pertaining to my needs, thank you, otherwise just skip this thread.

    There is no problem with the install process yet as I have yet to even start the process. I was wondering if anyone else with a similar set up has used a certain build, or if anyone with a certain piece of hardware has used a certain kext or driver or whatever. If you have had a similar experience I'd love to hear it.

  4. #4
    Senior Professional Array

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    232
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    16

    Default You know what - I did not call you any names

    I took the time to answer you. You did not give enough info and additionally you answered your own question. You expect a lot for free - like you are the only one asking all these kinds of "help me for free" questions.

    Someone who is knowledgeable about UNIX usually WILL NOT be bothered with this kind of forum because of people like you.

    The Forum rules say "By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws."

    Your reply is obscene, vulgar and hateful of someone offering you help.

    So . . . wait for the next person to come along - or just do it, learn it and Google for the answers yourself. There is no free lunch.

    Frankly, if you are not a developer with legitimate testing needs and abilities, you are not entitled to even have a copy of the public development versions of the MAC OS

    I did not call you any names - but your reply says volumes about YOU asking someone to share their expertise with you for free.

    Now why shouldn't I report you for removal from the forum?

    Good luck.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Compaq Presario CQ60
    By IiTz ShAnE in forum Installation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-03-2011, 02:05 PM
  2. Compaq Presario SR5129UK
    By kevintroy in forum Distributions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-13-2010, 03:37 PM
  3. Compaq Presario SR1903WM
    By fatboy123 in forum Installation
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 06-03-2010, 08:27 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-11-2010, 03:17 PM
  5. Mac OSX on old Compaq Presario
    By Pawelski in forum Installation
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-16-2009, 11:25 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:45 AM.
twitter, follow us!