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OS X 10.5.6 on a Dell Optiplex GX270
Hello. I know just about anything about Mac's and PC's but when it comes to mixing them together to make a hackintosh, I am a noob. Can anyone out there help me? I'd like to get 10.5.6 Leopard running on this Dell.
Here are the specs:
(hopefully that is enough information, if not, let me know what you need and I will get it!)
Dell Optiplex GX270
Intel Pentium 4 Processor at 2.60 GHZ
40GB IDE Hard Drive
160GB IDE Hard Drive (added)
1GB Ram (plan to upgrade later)
CD-ROM Drive/DVD+-RW Drive
Graphics: nVida GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP 8X (has 64MB vRam)
Ethernet: VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Wireless: D-Link AirPlus DWL-G520 Wireless PCI Rev B.
Sound: SoundMAX Integrated digital Audio
I have acquired two different versions of the install disk: “iDenb 1.4” and “XxX 10.5.6 Leo Install Disc Rev1”
Both were burned and verified at 2x on reliable media.
I have tried both. Didn't seem to get anywhere with the iDenb so tried the XxX disk. This one seemed to give me more luck, but I can't get it to fully boot. I'm guessing its because I have the wrong combination of drivers selected. Every time I've tired to do the install (i've tried about 10 – 15 times now) The install will finish and everything will be successful, but when it tires to boot for the first time, it never does. I can do the F8 and -V thing and that will give me lines of code to tell me what is stopping it, but I still can't seem to get it to work.
So I am starting fresh (I always have – I have nothing to loose) and am open for suggestions of things I need to do to get this to work. And by the way, I already tired selecting ALL of the drivers, but that results in an error before the installer even starts saying that “this software can not be installed on this machine” - So I can't just select everything.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
How did you customize with XXX? did you select a patched kernel? you need at least to select voodoo or speedstep, cuz your processor dont support vanilla, and btw you can install all the drivers
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THANKS for the response!
Yes, when customizing the install of XxX I tried both the Voodoo and the SpeedStep (and I think there was a third one too) - and I don't see an option for a vanilla but I've heard that one is a good choice. But thanks for telling me it won't work so I won't waste time with it.
And as for selecting everything if I click all the check boxes and click continue to will take me to the "installing" screen, will check the DVD and then right after that it will jump to a screen that says something like "this software and not be installed on this computer, please restart and try again!"
i have the exact same layout with the exact same problems.
I would like to run 10.5.6 so I can use the updated software programs available through Mac
If anyone has suggestions that would be great.
I am stuck at the screen that says this software can not be installed on this machine.
And you don't believe it, correct?
Originally Posted by chrisjeymy1
What distro/version that you're trying?
Your system/BIOS setup, boot options?
I have tried XxX 10.5.6, Ipc 10.5.6
the only thing I have changed in the bios is hyper threading
I dont know anything about changing boot options.
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