[HELP] Installing iPC 10.5.6 on Toshiba Satellite A505-S6965
Hey everyone. I'm attempting to install to the 2nd primary partition of my A505-S6965. I pre-prepped the drive, allocating 100GB just for OSX86 using gparted. Here are some specs:
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P7350
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit)
4GB DDR2 800MHz memory
500GB HDD (5400rpm)
Slot-Loading DVD SuperMulti (+/- Double Layer) with Labelflash®
Intel® Wi-Fi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/g/
ATI® Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570
S/P DIF output port (shared with headphone port), Memory Card Reader
3-USB (2.0), 1-eSATA/USB (2.0) combo port with Sleep and Charge
HDMI-CEC output port
I have tried several different boot options with different results. When I attempt with no boot options, the installer hangs.
When I use -v -x, I get the Still Waiting For Root Device to infinity. Same with -v -f. I have also tried specifying
vanilla -v -x
vanilla -v -f
When I attempt to use a flag to direct the drive, I don't get much further -- I get a kernel panic
I'm at a loss of how to begin to fix this. Any input or advice is helpful, I've found nobody else who has even mentioned this machine anywhere on the web. I am using the iPC 10.5.6 installer with the required PPF patch slipstreamed.
BSD root: disk0s2, major 14, minor 2
nfs_boot: networking is not initialized
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x002D8EB4): "nfs_boot_init failed with 6\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1228.7.58/bsd/nfs/nfs_vfsops.c:851
Debugger called: <panic>
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
Backtrace terminated-invalid frame pointer 0
BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task
Mac OS version:
Not yet set
Darwin Kernel Version 9.5.0 etc
Any suggestions? Thank you.
switched distros to iATKOS v7 -- graphics issues
I'm under the impression I'm stuck for a while. My graphics card, ATI M92 (Mobility Radeon HD 4500 series), doesn't appear to have a kext that I can find. Here's what's happening:
After install, the bootloader (chameleon v2) comes up and boots into OSX. I get the grey screen with the Apple logo, then the screen goes totally grey except for some pixellated bits across the screen.
I have to presume this is a graphics issue, but I am hoping there is a workaround.
I'm finding it to be a challenge to authenticate what my exact chipset for this machine as well. I'm close to giving up, but hey -- it may not be the time to install this right now. I'm willing to accept that.
However, if anyone has any experience with installing to the Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset and my specific ATI card, I appreciate your input. If you know of a workaround or other options I should try, please let me know & thank you in advance. I appreciate your time and assistance.
kext found for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500
thanks to this thread
Information database about ATI - Project OS X Forums
I found that in 10.5.7, there is a kext which offers support for the graphics card in this machine. Specifically, ATIRadeonX2000.kext claims to support it.
One step closer, I will report back with results. If that helps anyone trying to install to this machine, let me know your results as well.