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Installing OSx86 on a Lifebook E8210
So, first of all, is it possible? Does anyone have any experience with it? I'm kinda new to the OSx86 stuff, so I would appreciate any thoughts, ideas and any other kind of knowledge about this.
Also, if it is possible, I'd like to know how to do it, what drivers, kernels, steps etc. I've only seen the installation of iDeneb 1.3 when a friend was installing it, looked quite complicated etc.
Tried google'ing this but nothing useful showed up.
Oh yeah, the E8210 has Intel's integrated graphics(GM945), 1GB RAM(DDR2) and Intel Dual Core 2.0GHz processor. I'll add details about this configuration when possible, right now I just don't have the laptop with me.
Last edited by heff; 06-07-2009 at 11:17 PM.
Updated first post with renewed laptop information.
Okay, since nobody answered, I decided to try it myself.
So if anybody ever searches for the same thing, they might find some help from the results of my effort.
Installing went fine. I used iDeneb v1.4/OS X 10.5.6(not quite sure, it might've also been iDeneb v1.5) which I had lying around on a DVD.
I wrote down all the patches, kernels, fixes I used but sadly I don't have the list with me right now.
I witnessed 3 bigger problems(since I was unable to work out a way to fix all of them, I didn't use the system long enough to find any more bugs)
1)Very long boot time. I got if fixed by installing the cpu fix(which disables one processor core).
2)Display resolution. The native resolution of the display is 1680x1050 but OS X wouldn't allow going past 1024x768. I googled a bit and found out it was caused by a faulty display driver. I tried many drivers for GMA 950, no improvement. Then I stumbled upon a solution which based on forcing another resolution through terminal. This only helped me just a bit, changing the resolution to 1280x1024. I tried forcing it to at least 1280x768/800 but no luck. So everything looked annoyingly stretched, not the best solution for me. Finally I thought of returning to this issue if I'd get the third problem fixed.
3)No wifi, probably the biggest problem. The wireless chip being Intel i3945ABG, trying to fix the problem would result in either nothing or kernel panic. Tried several driver versions but I guess I wasn't one of the lucky few to get wifi working with this chip. Tough luck but I guess I'll keep an eye on the progress of the wifi driver for i3945 and if something promising shows up, I will try to install OS X again and see how it goes. : )
I must also mention that these results are of mid-December so I might be able to get the system running now but I will try again the next time I have a bit more time. Worst case scenario, I'll try it again in early summer. Anyway if I have some progress on this, I will keep the topic updated.
Currently the computer is running Windows XP and I also have an iBook G4 14" - all my macintosh-needs are pleased.
Last edited by heff; 01-06-2010 at 09:31 PM.
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