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    Default Please help with lenovo sl 400

    Hello everyone, I already found out the recommended builds for my thinkpad lenovo 400 are iAtkos, iDeneb, and Kalyway. I have tried all three without any luck. iDeneb was the smoothest but after the installation on the first boot it just hangs on the beautiful apple screen. I have installed with default settings in all cases. No extras added. I have tried rebooting with flags -v, etc... I have set the bios to 1 cpu.

    Below are the specs:

    # Processor: 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (1066MHz FSB, 3MB Cache)
    # Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS 256MB
    # Screen: 14.1" WXGA, Anti-glare (1280x800, 200nit)
    # Memory: 2GB(up to 4GB configurable)
    # Storage: 160GB SATA HDD (5400rpm)
    # Optical Drive: Dual layer CD/DVD recordable drive
    # Wireless and Communications: Intel 4965AGN (802.11 a/b/g/n wi-fi), BlueTooth 2.0 EDR

    ANY HELP WOULD REALLY BE APPRECIATED!



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    Default Do some rersearch

    You'll have issues with the video and the wireless. Use Google to search.

    You need to boot with -s. If it loads that to a command line, you've got likely kext problems. Then try -x -v so you can see where it stops, slows, issues errors or hangs. If you get in that way to a desktop you've got probably video kext problems. these can be LOTS of different problems depending on whose distribution you installed and how old it is. Get the newest one - right now which is 10.5.6. IPC has some issues with laptop keyboards not working after install - IDeneb seems to go better.

    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. You just scream "please help me".

    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.

    Usually a Kext is likely probably not loading or blocking something - or the kernel panics. that means dies the horrible crash like a aircraft pilot would it the pilot panic'ed in an emergency situation and did not know what to do.

    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. If Windows will not boot use a Vista repair disk or the XP disk to repair the boot sector - then install EasyBCD through Windows and it will see the MAC partition to let you set it up on the boot manager. Google how to get one if you do not have them.

    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.

    You come in single user with the -s command at the prompt. Do what it says to mount the volume and then

    You do a "sudo -s" first (no quotes)
    cd /System/Library
    chmod -R 755 Extensions /
    touch Extensions /
    diskutil repairpermissions /

    There are other ways to do this and much more 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. it works for both CPUs Intel or AMD. IDeneb 10.5.6. might go more successfully.

    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.

    Visit the Main Page - OSx86 for the best source of simple question info

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    Thank you for the help and advice! I actually enjoy the learning process/curve. I really just want to know if it is possible to get it running on all machines, especially mine. And of course it has already been done I would not mind piggy backing as opposed to reinventing the wheel. I will play around some more and be more specific with the hurdles I run into.

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    Ok. So I've spent a good part of the day following your advice. I have installed ipc 10.5.6. I used a default installation without adding any extras. My objective is to just get the install to boot into the desktop. I do not care at this point if any non essential devices (firwire,etc) on my pc function. I understand I can install drivers, etc afterwards.

    The install went through successfully and mentioned that the machine would reboot. When i clicked on the reboot, I got a screen with detailed information, before the computer actually rebooted. I took pictures. Perhaps there is a way to make those available. The first error occurred after I clicked reboot. The error is some kernel panic/error that suggested contacting the vodoo kernel dev team. The second two are after I actually forced the computer to reboot. I get the firewire error: "Firewire unable to determine security-mode; defaulting to..." and then the nonstop still waiting for root device. I did try starting with all the different flags that are often suggested, but always with the same result. Any suggestions? Thank you!

    I did install HFS explorer as suggested and opened my apple drive to view the files. I looked for any files in the "/System/Library/Extensions" directory that were related to fire wire. There were several and there were many kext files and many info.pls files within each. What am I supposed to look for in here and how can I modify the vendor and device ids as suggested? Is it a matter of finding the right kext file which actually references this information and modifying that with a text editor such as edit pad and then rebooting into my ipc installation? I am more interested in understanding the workings of how to fix such issues. I do not mind reading and learning. The problem is I do not know where to look and the advice on the boards is not really specific. I want to learn...

    I will try a few more builds and maybe different kernels...

    Thank you for any help you can provide.

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    Horray!!! I was finally able to get iPC 10.5.6 running on my thinkpad sl 400. After much searching it turns out that my hurdle was not the firewire, but the hard drive is not being recognized. I went into my bios and changed my SATA drive settings to AHCI instead of compatibility and booted my install with the -x -v flags. The load was slow, but ten minutes later i got to the mac setup screen. Only to find out that my keyboard was not recognized. I then connected a usb keyboard on top of my usb mouse and was able to get past that hurdle. My ethernet was recognized and is working flawlessly. I have no graphics problems. However, my sound is not work and I still need to get my onboard keyboard and pointer device/mouse pad working.

    For anyone that is having issues with this specific laptop, all I did was use the default install for iPC 10.5.6. I did check the firewire fix, but I doubt that made any difference. The key is to go to your bios and set the SATA drive to AHCI instead of compatibility and to use a single CPU.

    My next goal is to get a better understanding of where to go from here. Especially in terms of how to tackle the sound and what I guess are issues with recognizing the board devices. Any help or pointers would be appreciated. The learning continues...


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    Default iAtkos 7 successful on thinkpad sl400

    I was able to get iAtkos 7 to run on my thinkpad sl400. I installed sound and mouse driver options. Just in case anyone may be having trouble.

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    Default Help

    hi please help i have sl400 same as you and i installed iatkos v7 and my keyboard, mouse, and wireless doesnt work please direct me to the right direction thank you so much

 

 

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