After a couple of days I was able to get OS 10.5.7 working on a Dell Latitude D630c alongside Vista Business. I did the install three times from scratch and now can be done in about an hour.

The info found on this and other sites helped tremendously. I have been using Windows and DOS for the past 20 years, yet this is my first experience with the Mac OS. I want to share this with the community to perhaps save someone time.

I planned on uploading this as a pdf along with the actual kext files I used, but I do not currently have access to upload attachments. Zipped, the attachment would be 564KB. BTW, all the files I used including the OS image can fit on a 4GB thumb drive.

The text was copy/pasted from a Word document, so pardon the lack of indentations.


How to Install Mac OS 10.5.7 on a Dell Latitude D630c with Dual-Boot Vista
June 26, 2009


1. Download iATKOS_v7 iso and burn to a DVD
2. Create Mac OS partition
a. Start Vista on the notebook
b. Right-click My Computer, select Manage, select Disk Management
c. Free up at least 12GB of unallocated space
i. NOTE: This amount is just to get OS X installed and then update the basic applications. Add more space depending upon the applications that will be installed.
d. Right-click on the unallocated space to use for the Mac OS and select New Simple Volume
e. Click Next until you see the “Assign Drive Letter or Path” options, then select the “Do not assign a drive letter or drive path” and click Next
f. Set the partition name to “MacOS”, then check the “Perform a quick format” box, then click Next, then click Finish.
3. Download, install and the free BeLarc Advisor software. This will generate a useful list of hardware and software on the notebook. Print the report.
4. Plug in external USB keyboard and mouse. The Mac OS will not recognize them until post install.
5. Install Mac OS
a. Insert iATKOS_v7 DVD and restart computer
b. Press F12 during boot to get to the Boot menu, select option to boot to the CD/DVD.
c. Press F8 when available (only have a few seconds to press it)
d. Enter mach_970 –v
i. The installation should commence. If it crashes after 15 seconds then keep trying. If may take 20 times. Also, try other BIOS settings.
e. At the “Select a Destination” screen, select Utilities > Disk Utilities from the menu at the top of the screen.
f. Select the “MacOS” partition you previously created within Vista.
g. Click the Erase tab at top of window
h. Set “Volume Format” to “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)”
i. Click the Erase button at bottom of window
j. After it’s finished, close Disk Utility window
k. Select the “MacOS” drive and click Continue, then click Install
l. Skip the DVD integrity check to save time
m. At the Configure Network screen, click Continue. The OS does not yet see the network card.
n. After selecting various options on the next few screens, the installation will continue.
i. Note: If the notebook is configured to boot first to the CD/DVD then you will need to watch the progress screen so you don’t miss the Restart popup. At the Restart popup, eject the DVD so the notebook won’t try to boot from it again.
o. At the Restart popup screen click Restart.
p. Mac OS will start up.
q. Wait until the hard drive light stops blinking (about 60 seconds)
r. Shutdown Mac OS and power off notebook.
i. If the notebook does not power down after 3 minutes, manually power off the notebook.
6. Fix the Vista MBR
a. From another computer download the “Vista Recovery Disc” iso and burn to a CD or DVD.
b. Boot the notebook to “Vista Recovery Disc”
i. When the “Press any key to start from the CD…” message appears you only have a few seconds to press a key before the notebook boots to the hard drive
c. After selecting the localization settings, chose the “Repair Your Computer” option at the bottom left of the screen.
d. Most likely there will be no Windows installations found. That’s okay. If not then:
i. Click Next
ii. Click Command Prompt
iii. Enter diskpart
iv. Enter list disk
v. Enter select disk n (n = disk number)
vi. Enter list partition
vii. Enter active
viii. Enter exit
ix. Enter bootrec.exe /fixmbr
x. Enter bootrec.exe /fixboot
xi. Enter exit
xii. Click Restart
xiii. Boot back into the “Vista Recovery Disc”
xiv. Select the Repair Your Computer option again.
e. The System Recovery Options popup should display the “Windows found problems with your computer’s startup options.” Message. Click the “Repair and Restart” button.
f. After the notebook reboots it should start Vista.
g. Log into the notebook
h. Wait for Windows to detect the new volume – this may take several minutes . A “Restart Windows” popup will appear when the process is complete. Restart Windows.

7. Install the boot loader
a. In Vista, download and install EasyBCD 1.7.2 (or later)
b. Start EasyBCD (under the Neosoft Start menu)
c. If prompted to select the Drive Letter of your Boot Device, select C:\ and click OK.
d. Click the “Add/Remove Entries” button on the left side of the window.
e. Click the Mac tab in the “Add an Entry” section at the bottom of the window.
f. On the Type menu select “Generic x86 PC”
g. In the Name field enter “Mac OS 10.5.7”
8. Wait until Windows detects the new volume. This may take 1-3 minutes. When prompted Restart the notebook.
9. A boot screen will appear showing two options: “Windows Vista“ and “Mac OS 10.5.7”.
a. If the Windows Vista option has the text “(recovered)”, it’s fine. You can change the name to something else back in the EasyBCD program.
10. Select the “Mac OS 10.5.7” boot option. A Mac timeout bar will appear. Don’t press any keys.
11. Mac OS will start.
12. On another Windows computer download OSX86Tools 1.0.150 (or later)
a. Unzip the file into a new folder.
b. Copy the new folder to a USB thumb drive.
13. On another Windows computer download the Intel 82566MM.kext file.
a. Unzip the file into a new folder.
b. Copy the new folder to a USB thumb drive.
14. On a Windows computer download a free antivirus program (ie. ClamXav)
a. Copy the antivirus program to a USB thumb drive.
15. Insert the USB thumb drive into the notebook. After 30-60 seconds the drive should appear on the Desktop.
16. Open the thumb drive
17. Copy Intel82566MM.kext, OSX86Tools, and ClamXav to the Desktop
18. Double-click the OSX86Tools icon to open it. Click No to check for updates to the program.
19. Click the Install Kexts button in the middle of the window. Click OK to use the wizard.
20. Drag the Intel82566MM.kext icon into the left white pane and drop.
21. Select the Intel82566MM.kext option in the left pane, then click Choose.
22. Select the MacOS drive to install and click OK. Enter your password.
23. You will then be prompted to Restart. Click Restart. Ignore any popup messages.
24. After Mac OS is restarted install the antivirus
25. Click the System Preferences at the bottom of the screen and then click Network.
a. Select the Ethernet device on the left side of the window.
b. Set the Configure option to “Using DHCP” and click Apply
c. If DHCP does not work then set the Configure option to Manually and fill in the necessary IP info and click Apply
26. Get the internal keyboard and mouse working.
a. Download and install recent version of ApplePS2Nub.kext, then reboot
b. Download and install recent version of AppleACPIPlatform.kext, then reboot
c. Download and install recent version of ApplePS2Controller.kext, then reboot
27. Run the Apple (logo icon) > Software Update to update the existing applications.

There are a few more items that I need to work on (WiFi, video, sound), but at least its a functioning dual-boot notebook that runs fast.