XxX x86 10.5.6 Install Disc Universal Final

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    johnniewalker

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been browsing the forums for a while but decided to register so I could ask about the XxX version of leopard.

    Has anyone got a copy yet? it was only released a couple of days ago and I want to know if it will be easy to install on my AAO.

    I'm currently downloading it but it's taking ages due to only having 1 seed!

    Any ideas?
     
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    johnniewalker

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    I have now finished my download, there are plenty of seeders now!

    I've tried installing it and from what I can tell everything seems to work, however I only have 800x600 resolution?

    The install was a doddle, I already have a dell 1390 wifi card installed so the wireless worked straight away, however on my first install attempt I chose to install the atheros wifi drivers which was a mistake as it meant my dell 1390 wouldn't work, so if you've already changed your wifi card DON'T select the atheros drivers during the initial install options.

    Has anyone else tried this version yet? it seems very promising, If I could just get the resolution sorted I'd be happy! I followed this guide, however I can't seem to find a link to it, luckily I copied/pasted!:

    xXx 10.5.6 OSX Install On The Aspire One:

    Needed Software:

    * xXx 10.5.6 Install Disk - Usual places...
    * imgburn (If you wish to install from external dvd drive) - http://www.imgburn.com
    * OSX86Tools (If you wish to install from a thumb drive) - Applications > Utilities
    * KextHelper b7 - Applications > Utilities
    * Paul's Wind Driver Utility Pack (If you want video) - http://content.modaco.net/paulswinddriv ... typack.zip
    * IO80211Family.kext.zip (If you want wifi): http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=135572
    * KisMAC - http://trac.kismac-ng.org/wiki/Downloads
    * SmartSleep http://www.jinx.de/SmartSleep.html
    * 10.5.5 seatbelt.kext (in /System/Library/Extensions on a 10.5.5 install)

    1. Download xXx 10.5.6 from the 'usual places'
    2. Install(s)
    ........a. External DVD Drive (Easier)
    ................i. Burn iso to DVD using imgburn at 2X and run
    ........b. USB Drive (Requires 8GB+ drive and another comp running OSX)
    ................i. Fire up OSX on another machine
    ................ii. Insert thumb drive (at least 8GB)
    ................iii. Go to disk utility
    ........................a. Select the thumb drive
    ........................b. Partition
    ........................c. Volume Scheme: 1 Partition
    ........................d. Name: whatever you want
    ........................e: Format: Mac OSX Extended (Journaled)
    ........................f. Apply
    ........................g. Select the new partition in the left pane, click restore
    ........................h. Drag the xXx 10.5.6 iso to the source
    ........................i. Drag the new partition to the destination
    ........................j. Click restore and wait (grab some pie)
    ................iv. Close disk Utility
    ................v. Open OSX86tools 1.00
    ........................i. Install EFI/Run FDISK
    ........................ii. Disk to Use: Your Thumbdrive
    ........................iii. EFI to install: PC_EFI v8
    ........................iv. Install EFI
    ........................v. Exit
    ................vi. Reboot
    ................vii. F12, select USB drive
    ................viii. Should boot OSX install disc
    ........c. Click arrow, In menu bar Utilities > Disc Utility
    ................i. Format Partition as Mac OSX Extended (Journaled)
    ................ii. Close, Click Next
    ........f. Select the newly formatted drive to install to, click next
    ........g. Click 'Customize' Check the following:
    ................ - Essential System software
    ................ - PC_EFI9
    ................ - DSDT Patch
    ................ - Essential Kexts
    ................ - Optional Kernel: Voodoo 9.5 v1.0
    ................ - Chipset: new ICHx
    ................ - Video: IntelGMA950
    ................ - Audio: ALC268 AA1
    ................ - Network: RealTekR1000.driver, AtherosWireless (edit- don't install atheros driver if you've swapped your wifi card!)
    ................ - Power: ACPiBatteryManager
    ................ - Others: USB Fix, Boot Prompt
    ................ - Tools
    ........h. Click 'Done', then 'Install' smile.gif
    ........i. Modify boot.plist for wireless/multithreading
    ................i. Open terminal
    ................ii. sudo nano /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
    ................iii. Enter password
    ................iv. On the line under (key)Kernel Flags(/key) change (string)(/string) to (string)cpus=2 -f(/string)
    ........................ - This can also be used to set the timeout
    ................v. ctrl-X to close, y to save and press enter
    ........j. Open Kexthelper b7
    ................i. Input password
    ................ii. Drag and Drop the following:
    ........................a. seatbelt.kext

    ........................For correct video:
    ........................b. From Pauls Wind Driver Utility Pack:
    ................................ - AppleIntelGMA950.kext
    ................................ - AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext
    ................................ - AppleSMBIOS.kext
    ................................ - ClamshellDisplay.kext
    ................................ - Natit.kext

    ................*OR* (Video Fix Kills the wifi)

    ........................For wifi:
    ........................c. IO80211Family.kext
    ................
    ................iii. Click Easy Install
    ................iv. After prompt, close kexthelper.
    ........k. Repair disk permissions
    ................i. Disk Utility
    ................ii. Select OSX Partition
    ................iii. Repair disk permissions
    ................iv. Wait
    ................v. Reboot
    ........l. You may get a kernel panic, no worries
    ........m. Reboot


    ........n. Getting the wireless to work:
    ................i. Fire up KisMAC
    ........................a. KisMAC > Preferences > Driver
    ........................b. Select 'Apple Airport or Airport Extreme card, passive mode'
    ........................c. Click add and close the dialog box (Not KisMAC)
    ................ii. System Prefs > Network > Assist Me... > Assistant... Click Next until it asks to turn the card on, click yes. Keep open.
    ................iii. Return to KisMAC, Start Scan (Bottom right corner)
    ........................a. You should see networks
    ........................b. Close KisMAC
    ........................c. Don't Save
    ................iv. Return to the assistant
    ................v. Rescan and you should be able to find and connect to your AP
    ........o. Each reboot you will have to open KisMAC and scan to get wireless working


    ........p. Install SmartSleep (Must be for All users)
    ................i. Unlock and set to Hibernate only
    ........q. Go to applications
    ................i. Open SlimBatteryMonitor
    ................ii. Install at startup
    ................iii. Use it to keep track of remaining battery time.

    Congrats, you should now have an Aspire running OSX 10.5.6.

    Optional:

    To use windows bootloader in XP:
    Open Finder > Go > Go to the Folder...
    Go to /usr/standalone/i386
    Copy Chain 0 to the root of your XP drive

    Open terminal
    sudo fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0
    fdisk 1>p (prints partitions)
    fdisk 1>flag 2 (this should be your ntfs partition)
    fdisk 1>update
    fdisk 1>write
    fdisk 1>quit
    reboot.

    XP Should boot at this point
    Control panel>System>Advanced>Startup and Recovery...
    Add 'C:\chain0="OS X"' at the end
    Reboot and OSX should pop up

    For Vista
    Flag partition is active using fdisk like above, install EasyBCD, click the button to add OSX

    Set timeout in osx to 1 in com.apple.Boot.plist to avoid a wait prompt when booting to OSX


    To reverse ctrl and alt keys (windows style):
    System Prefs > Keyboard and Mouse > Modifier Keys
    Change ctrl and command to each other's keys
     
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    Not to rain on your parade, but SbM has a thread here with better instructions that results in a much more usable install of 10.5.6. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10197

    Screen res is correct, WiFi works without having to use Kismac, etc. Although if yours can hibernate successfully, that's one thing the iATKOS build doesn't seem to handle right.

    BTW - it looks like you cut and pasted your instructions from somebody's post over here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index. ... try1020335

    You would probably have a better end result if you followed one of the more complete guides on that forum.
     
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    I'll check out that thread.

    Yes, as I said, I did copy/paste that guide and as far as I was aware it was the complete guide for that version, although maybe it still needs work!
     
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    I still would have thought that the XxX x86 10.5.6 Universal Final version would be better than the iatkos 5i as it was only released a couple of days ago and the install was very easy, I'm sure even the screen resolution problem I'm having is easy to fix, if you know how!

    Guess we'll have to wait for some clever person to write a guide for the AAO based on the XxX version.
     
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    Well I followed your (copied) guide and now have a dual boot aspire one with Windows 7 and OSX with proper resolution and native wifi on the atheros, so I'm happy :) Didn't have to do anything special so I don't know why your machine doesn't go to 1024x600.
     
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    copycatz: how did u get 1024x600 resolution? i am also stuck with 800x600 ;-*(
     
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    Don't know, I just followed these install instructions and it worked fine. Wifi on the atheros has been working for a while but now I can't get it to work anymore...
     
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    Thanks for the guide, just got mine going :D

    Main issue I had was I couldn't make the USB thumbdrive bootable via OSX86tools. I used Chameleon 1.0.6 instead, as referenced here.

    I still need to figure out how to enable the trackpad control panel and the microphone, but other than that everything is working well.
     
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