Dell Inspiron 1525 Hackintosh/HackBook Pro Tutorial!

July 21st, 2008

Apple / Mac, Leopard, OS X Updates

**This post is outdated. Use this guide to install Snow Leopard**
(At the time of writing, 10.5.4 is the latest version of Mac OS X)

I’ve done it, and I absolutely love it for more reasons than one. Now I’m going to show you how it’s done so you too can have your own Inspiron 1525 HackBook Pro. First, let’s look at the specs and see what we’re dealing with. I bought this laptop at Best Buy about a week ago now for $499.99. It was either on a fast sale or priced incorrectly because now the identical model with the same SKU and Best Buy # is showing up for $649.99 — same color and everything. You snooze, you lose.

On the outside is a rather unattractive and hard to keep clean jet black lid with silver trim. I’d say the only good thing about the exterior is the Dell logo. Opening it up reveals a very sexy, modern silver design, perfect key placement, a really attractive touchpad that looks like it’s built right into the case — very nice indeed. Touch senor media buttons with a nice blue light finish off a well-designed interior with a very modern feel. This thing was well thought out on the inside. One of the best I’ve seen from Dell.

Under the hood boasts a little bit older processor technology with a 533MHz FSB — Intel Pentium Dual Core. This is very similar to the new Celeron Dual Cores but don’t let it confuse you with the Pentium D — this CPU is actually rather nice. Although using the Pentium name, the Pentium Dual Core is based on the Core technology you’re already familar with on your Core Duo and Core2 Duo Macs. While the battery doesn’t last quite as long as a similar Core2 Duo (Centrino), this 1.87GHz packs a punch and unlike all you other dual core users, I don’t have to boot with cpus=1 — that’s right! This HackBook Pro is using both cores and it’s putting out some power with Mac OS X.

Let’s go over the fine details:

  • Dell Inspiron 1525
  • (Best Buy Model: I1525-121B / SKU: 8878002)
  • Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.87 GHz
  • 15.4″ Glossy XGA HD Widescreen LCD (1280 x 800)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 (Like MacBook, MacBook Air!)
  • 2 GB DDR2 Memory (Up To 4 GB!)
  • 160 GB SATA Hard Drive (5200 RPM)
  • Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW w/ Label Support
  • 16x4x16 DVD+RW; 8x4x16 DVD-RW; 40x24x40 CD-RW
  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet, 56K Dial-up Modem, Dell 1395 Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0, Firewire, ExpressCard/54, Lithium-ion Battery, Card Reader, etc.

There are a couple things I’m going to end up doing to this laptop over time, including upgrading to a larger, faster SATA hard drive and maxing out the 4 GB supported memory. A few really attractive points of this system is not in the hardware, but in the drivers and support for Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.4). The wireless card is recognized and used as AirPort and the battery management works. Those are two huge pluses for those of you who have “half-supported” laptops running jury-rigged applications to connect to your wireless network or preserve your battery life. Oh, and did I mention that you don’t need ANY graphics drivers? That’s right, this model is fully supported with Quartz Extreme and Core Image!

Of course, getting your new Inspiron to run just like mine is going to take a bit of work, including downloading the ususal files from the usual places like a certain bay of thieves or the little green monster, but once you’ve burned everything to a single layer DVD, you’ll be up and running in under an hour! I highly suggest to any “noobs” that you don’t attempt to dual boot just yet. Let’s start with a full hard drive, no partitions, no “bull.”

1] Start by doing some downloading on a working computer that is connected to the Internet. You’re going to need a DVD burner, a fast Internet connection, and some Googling skills to find everything you need. Lucky for you, I’m going to provide all the difficult stuff to find — the drivers and hacks that are going to give your laptop the extras you need. First, download “Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway” (AMD/Intel) installation DVD. It should be around 3 to 4 GB. Next, download the “Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.3 Kalyway Combo Update” which should be around 500 to 600 MB. Go ahead and burn the Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD to a Disc using Disk Utility if you’re already on a Mac, or PowerISO if you’re on Windows. If you use Windows a lot, PowerISO is one of those few programs I’d actually purchase. It’s that good. I suggest burning everything at 8X or slower to ensure it’s 100%.

2] Insert your newly burned 10.5.2 Kalyway Installation DVD into your laptop and boot from it. I assume you still have Windows Vista pre-loaded, which is fine. We’re going to delete all that crap. It’s going to take a while for the installation screen to load and you’re going to be flooded with a ton of text lines, even some errors, as the DVD probes and pokes around your hardware. Once the screen loads, you’ll notice your keyboard and touchpad instantly work out of the box. The first thing you want to do is click on Tools in the menu bar and select Disk Utility. Once this loads (give it a minute), select your hard drive (160.0 GB ….) by clicking on it, and then click on the Erase tab. Select “Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for Volume Format and for Name type “Macintosh HD” then click “Erase …” Give it a few minutes to rid all instances of Bill Gates and you’ll see your new “Macintosh HD” appear. Once that has completed, exit out of Disk Utility and continue the installation by going through the on-screen instructions. You may want to click “Customize” before you go through actually installing Mac OS X as Kalyway has included a lot of extras that might appeal to you. Be careful not to select the wrong items, like things that don’t pretain to your hardware or you’re going to end up screwing yourself later. I got you covered, don’t I? After your installation is complete, it’s going to reboot your computer.

3] This is where the fun begins! Take out your installation disc and reboot. When you get to the Darwin boot loader screen, hit F8 to enter some boot flags. Type -v -f and hit enter. After a ton of scrolling text, your screen will black out as if it’s asleep. Don’t panic! You want your computer to sleep. When you see the screen go black and activity slow down on your CPU light, unplug your inspiron from the power cable and close the lid. Come back to it in about 15 minutes when it has fallen asleep and wake it up by moving your finger around on the touchpad. Welcome to the post-installation. Go ahead and opt out of transfering files from another Mac, and also select that you don’t have an Internet connection. Keep clicking and you’ll be asked to enter your personal information. Keep clicking! You’ll soon be presented with the desktop — sexy, huh? Now there’s something you need to do ASAP or else you’ll be waiting for this computer to fall asleep every time you reboot.

4] Before you start drooling and examining your Mac-powered laptop, click on the Apple and go to System Prefernces. Click on “Expose & Spaces” and then click the “Expose” button. On one of the Active Screen Corners select “Sleep Display.” I chose the lower left-hand corner. Go ahead and exit out of that and reboot. When the screen goes blank, move your finger down towards the corner you selected. It may take a few imaginary strokes since you can’t see the mouse pointer. After a few tries you’ll master it and your screen will appear — ta da. Now, one thing I did notice that few people report (Maybe it’s just me?), with the “sleep trick” being used, sometimes the desktop icons become unclickable or hidden. Although this is a pain in the ass, it only takes a moment. After you boot up and do the sleep trick with the touchpad, go ahead and log out of your user account and log back in. This ensures everything’s 100% with your session. The only downside to the sleep trick is it requires you to leave Auto Login going. There’s a work around for this to put the display to sleep at the Login screen but I’m not going to go there yet.

UPDATE! Want this sleep trick to happen automatically and be able to see the Login screen? Click here!

5] Now it’s time to pop in your other DVD — the Combo Update. Go ahead and drag it all to the desktop and install it. Before we get busy with it, let’s make a copy of our current kernel for safe keeping in case you fuck something up. Open up Terminal (use Spotlight if you’re not sure where to find it) and type sudo su – to get a root session. Root is like the Administrator account on Microsoft Windows. If you screw up as root, you’re done. After su’ing to root, type cp /mach_kernel /mach_kernel_bkup1052 to make a copy of your existing kernel that you can use to boot up with later if you need to. It’s always good to have a backup plan, right? Install the Combo Update but don’t reboot. It’s going to ask you to but keep that window open! With that window still visable, go ahead and install the kernel package. Once that has installed successfully, hit reboot on your other window and hang on for the ride.

6] Boom. Now you’re running Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard. But that’s not the latest version. Lucky for you, the next round of upgrades to get to 10.5.4 are going to come from Software Update. That’s right, directly from Apple like a real Mac! But not just yet. First, we have to get this laptop online. This is where I come in. Click on one of the links below to download my Inspiron 1525 Mac Drivers Pack. A lot of this stuff may/will work on other Inspiron models but I only guarantee it’ll work on my exact model (see above). Go ahead and grab my pack, although I only take credit for making all this stuff easily accessible, I didn’t create any of these tools, just modified them to work with this laptop (if applicable).

Dell Inspiron 1525 Drivers

7] After you download and unzip the pack, take a look inside. Now open up a Terminal window and find the directory on your desktop, or where ever you downloaded the ZIP to. Go inside Broadcom-Script and type sudo su – ; chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh to run the installer. Don’t worry, I’ve added the correct values for our internal Dell 1395 Wi-Fi. Once that runs, close Terminal and open up Disk Utility. Repair disk permissions just in case and then reboot your computer. AirPort should appear on your menu bar and you’ll be able to find your wireless network and get online.

8] Go ahead and use Software Update to download everything. When you reboot, since you’re upgrading to 10.5.4, you’ll have to run the Broadcom-Script again like we did above. Once you’ve upgraded to 10.5.4 successfully and re-applied the Wi-Fi drivers, fixed permissions, etc., connect back to your wireless network. Now it’s time to get audio working. Use my supplied 1525 Codec file and fire up crazy green frog (AppleHDAPatcher_v1.16). Drag the 1525_Codec.txt file into the window and let it work its magic. Repair permissions again just to be safe and reboot. Now you’ll notice sound works and you don’t have to keep re-applying the Broadcom-Script patch.

9] At this point I assume you’ve learned enough or done enough reading elsewhere to know how to install kexts. Unzip PowerManagement_137_1.bundle.tar.gz and install the PowerManagement.bundle. Repair permissions, delete kext cache and all that fun stuff. Now reboot again. You should see your battery meter come to life on your menu bar. Keep the settings set to ‘Custom’ if you want it to continue to function. I set mine to Percentage.

10] If you’re like me, you want to be able to “tap” the touchpad to click, and scroll with a finger, etc. For this we use the install.sh script inside of ApplePS2Trackpad. Once that’s up and running, go into System Preferences and you’ll find a Trackpad tab within the Keyboard & Mouse window. Play around with the settings. Sometimes you may have to set it to what appears to be really low (slow) in order to get the speed just right. It’s a little funky, but you’ll find a setting that you can enjoy. Scrolling is a bit more than hit and miss as it doesn’t work REALLY well but it’s still useful to some. I’ve disabled it.

There are some loose ends, but I’m going to leave that up to you. The wired (Ethernet) will work using a quick patch that you can find by searching the InsanelyMac forums. Sleep will wake up properly with a different kernel. You’re welcome to replace your Dock with a darker, more attractive theme like I have included in the Midnight Dock directory. I suggest saving my Drivers Pack and stashing it somewhere, for when the next upgrade to Mac OS X comes out, you may end up re-applying some things again.

All in all, it’s a lot cheaper than spending $1,000 on a MacBook, or even $2,000 on a MacBook Pro. And it’s a lot more fun! I would put my current Mac-powered Inspiron at around the level of a MacBook Air at a fraction of the cost (And a bit less “Airy” since it’s pretty heavy). Unlike you crazy mobile gurus, I don’t carry around a full-sized laptop like it’s Palm Pilot. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment and I’ll respond within 24 hours in most cases. Good luck!

UPDATE!

Once you upgrade to 10.5.4, if you’re having issues getting the battery meter to display in your menu bar, you may be missing some files. Download my AppleACPIPlatform.kext, move yours somewhere safe as a backup (/System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPlatform.kext), pop mine in, repair permissions, kext cache, and all that fun stuff (Or use Kext Helper), reboot and check out your Energy settings in System Preferences now. Boom!

UPDATE!

Need S3 (Hibernation) Sleep on 10.5.4? Tired of putting your HackBook Pro to bed, only to find out it won’t wake up? Open Terminal and type sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 hibernatefile /dev/null then click Apple, Sleep. Wait for it to snooze and the fan to turn off. Now lightly hit your power button and it should crank back up, find your wireless network again, etc. If it doesn’t hold after a reboot, throw it in /etc/rc.common (Or /etc/rc.local if you’ve found that to work). Report your success here!

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1,505 Responses to “Dell Inspiron 1525 Hackintosh/HackBook Pro Tutorial!”

  1. Michael

    Hey Thomas, I got 10.5.2 installed but when I install 10.5.3 it installs correctly but when I reboot it doesn’t load it just stays on the white Apple loading screen, I’m sure I’m giving it enough time as I let it sit all night. Any suggestions? If not I’ll just stick with 10.5.2, honestly I really don’t care about most of the updates, all of my drivers work fine but still upgrading would be nice. Thanks

    • Thomas

      To be honest, it’s worth it to just remain on 10.5.2 and install Snow Leopard.

      • Wicksy

        Hey Thomas thanks for this guide it helped a lot and i installed mac osx. The only problem i’m having now is getting my wireless card working. I keep getting a root error then when i start as root then go to the file it says it says it installed. Then i follow the rest of the steps and it never gives a wireless option. (Btw i have your wireless card.)

        Could you please make these steps really easy to follow and spoon feed me please i just cannot seem to get this working. Thanks in advanced,
        Wicksy.

  2. Michael

    For some reason it won’t let me boot from the disk. It just says that it can’t find an operating system. When I go into Vista to look at the files on the disk, the file is there but it’s a IOS file. Someone help me please!!!

    • Thomas

      Assuming you mean ISO file, you need to burn the iso file using IMGburn or some other other image burning software.

      • Michael

        Awesome thanks, I’m kind of a noob at this. And thanks for the speedy reply too. By the way I’ve been reading the comments and I saw you actually painted your hackbook. You mentioned something about how you were going to paint the rubber screws white. Do you mean the rubber screws around the screen on the inside?

  3. Cicero Monteiro

    Everytime I log in my screen goes black, and I need to wait long time to see something on the screen. Any tips?

  4. James

    Hi,

    I’ve got a strange one here…I’ve come to install Leopard again using the guide above but I’m not experiencing a Kernel Panic after rebooting from the install. I’ve installed 10.5.2 from the same disc on my Inspiron 1525 with no problems!

    Any help would be much appreciated :)

    Cheers,
    James.

    • James

      Sorry that should say I am now experiencing a Kernel Panic!

      • Thomas

        It seems as if you’re forgetting to install a kext/patch that your system needs.

        • James

          Hi Thomas,

          Thanks for the quick reply. I realised afterwards it was because my hard drive partition was formatted as Mac OSX Extended without being ‘Journaled’, that fixed my problem.

          I’m trying to update my Leopard to 10.5.4 but because that version isn’t available through Software Update anymore can I just download the 10.5.4 combo update and install that?

          Thanks,
          James.

  5. Soule

    Is there any way to fix Sleep On AC Power?

    Guess I’ll be stuck with Leopard for a while.

    Also, do these update guides work for the Snow Leopard guide on macyourpc?
    I might as well try that one.

    Thanks!

    • Thomas

      There isn’t a fix for Sleep on AC power; it just works for a few and the rest must be on battery power (including myself). I have not tried the Macyourpc guide, though several people have reported that my update guides do not work with his install guide due to kext conflicts. I do know that there are discussions on updating in the comments of his post, so that’s probably your best.

  6. Soule

    Hey!

    Just thought you should add the Kext Here,
    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=141033

    It lets me use my internal mic now – awesome! (and quality is as good as it gets in skype :P)

    And it’s just a quick kext not even a complicated installer, you really should add it to the drivers pack!

    -soule

  7. Soule

    Hello,
    I wound up using iPC to install Leopard 10.5.6 – running like a champ. (on it right now :))
    But regardless, I seem to be unable to find legacy kernel for 10.6.0- the earliest i can find is the 10.6.3 kernel from https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/updating-to-snow-leopard-10-6-3/

    Please point this out to me, sorry- just trying not to blow something up, after finally getting leopard to run.

    Thanks a bunch!

  8. Soule

    Whoops, sorry bout that.

    (in continuation to the previous comment)
    It plays the fancy intro, then does the whole post installation from the start.

    So in essence, The post installation restarts when i click OK on the TIme Machine backup part.

    Thanks!

    • Thomas

      I believe you can skip the setup screen by booting with -x.

      • Soule

        Sad to say that did not work.

        Are there any other distros you think may work? like iPC or iAtkos
        After i get Leopard using another distro working can i follow your guide to upgrade to snow leopard?

        Thanks, really want to jump into iphone development! (what i bought the laptop for in the first place)

        • Thomas

          iPC 10.5.6, iAtkos 10.5.8, and XxX 10.5.6 all work. If you decide to use XxX, you can follow this picture to install the items with yellow dots. Once you have Leopard installed, you cannot directly upgrade to Snow Leopard, but you can follow our guide to install a clean copy of Snow Leopard.

          • Soule

            Okay, cool.

            Well, I want to get Snow leopard 10.6.4 in the end.

            I have a DMG file of Snow leopard, also a DVD.
            So, this Retail Snow Leopard guide wont work?
            https://www.dailyblogged.com/retail-snow-leopard-installation-guide/
            Cause i can’t seem to find a guide on your site that is specifically for a clean install..
            sorry about the troubles, i’m a linux guy, pretty n00by to the osx86 scene.

            BTW, if it helps, i have the Celeron processor version of 1525.

            Thanks a lot!

            • Thomas

              Yes, that is the guide I was referring to. By clean install I simply meant installing onto a blank partition (the only way you can install Snow Leopard). It was probably poor wording on my part. Since you have a Celeron Processor, you will need to install the Legacy Kernel. Each guide, excluding the retail install guide (since 10.6 does not require it), has a step on doing so, so just make sure you follow that step or your system will not boot.

              • Soule

                Thanks a bunch,
                sorry i ask too many questions, it is just that I’ve messed up OSX so many times i want to save some time & hassle.
                Just to get this straight:
                I follow the retail snow leopard guide just like it is told?

                So i have Leopard installed (xxx, 10.5.6) then i use the retail Snow Leopard guide to install via DMG on a separate partition like it is told, correct?

                Please help me out, sorry for the troubles.

                Thanks, really.

  9. Soule

    Hello,
    good guide, thank you!

    But, i have a problem;
    The first time i installed Leopard (using your guide) It worked fine. But when i tried to upgrade to 10.5.3, i messsed up the kernel; so i tried reinstalling OSX (fresh). Whenever i reach the post-install page, when it says “Do you want to get your info from another mac?” I select no (or any other) and then it just freezes and after a few seconds it plays the fancy intro..
    Please help!

  10. Daniel

    After updating to 10.5.3 using the combo update dvd, is it safe to use apple’s software update to update to 10.5.8? I’ve already tried once and i got a kernel panic but i’m not sure if it was because of the software update or because i messed something up.

    • Thomas

      You can’t update straight to 10.5.8; you must install each update individually. You can install the 10.5.4 update from Apple (get it from Apple.com), and then find the subsequent update guides here.

  11. Daniel

    I have leopard setup and running but I’m not sure what to do at step 9. how do you install .kext files? also in step 5 when you make a backup of the kernel, after i enter “cp /mach_kernel /mach_kernel_bkup1052” nothing happens. how do i know that the kernel copied correctly and how do I boot from the copied kernel if I mess up? (I’ve already messed up twice and I had to reinstall Leopard because of kernel panics)

    Thanks

    • Thomas

      You can install .kext files with Kext Helper b7 (Google it). If you enter the cp command and it doesn’t report errors, it has executed successfully. If you need to boot from the kernel backup, type the kernel name at the Chameleon boot prompt, ie. mach_kernel_bkup1052.

  12. Daniel

    When I download the “Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.3 Kalyway Combo Update” inside the folder, there are 2 .pkg files. it won’t let me burn them to a disc in powerISO. the “Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway” installation DVD burned fine. That’s because it was a .iso file. how do I burn .pkg files to a disc?

  13. Alexander Brown

    Take a look at the new 1545’s before you say that, Thomas. They look so good.

    • Thomas

      Yikes! That confirms it, silver + black definitely looks better than all black. I find the 1545 to be quit ugly, without any contrast. This is also why I’ll probably be painting the rubber screw covers on the bezel white.

  14. Alexander Brown

    Oh. Yeah, I was thinking about painting the palm rest as well, but I simply couldn’t get the display assembly off.

    • Thomas

      I’ve disassembled this laptop quite a few times, so it’s pretty much memorized at this point. I’m just afraid I would get paint on the trackpad, rendering it useless (I would assume). Also, an all black laptop might not look so hot.

  15. Alexander Brown

    By black base, do you mean black palm rest?

    • Thomas

      No, I mean the very black bottom of the laptop that the battery slides into and has the 4 rubber feet. It is also where the CD Drive and HDD slide into it. I was considering painting the palm rest black, though it would be difficult to cover the trackpad so as not to get paint on it.

  16. Alexander Brown

    Thomas – Good Luck, mate. Be sure to post the pics! It doesn’t take long. How much was the bezel?

    • Thomas

      Free… 3 year warranty FTW!!! I also got a new keyboard, media controls/power button, top lid with Dell logo, and black base just by making things up. The complete care warranty for 3 years cost a fortune, but I’ve gotten my moneys worth. Anyway, I sprayed it with 4 coats (third coat got messed up and required an additional coat) and so it’s still drying from 8 hours ago. It’ll be completely dry by the morning and will be ready to go on my 1525. Then I’ll put together a quick post to show off my mod. It’s worth noting that I accidentally bought glassy paint instead of flat paint, so it looks kinda funky.

  17. Alexander Brown

    What wireless card would that be?

    • Thomas

      The card is the BCM94312. There is one downside to the card- when used with a Wireless N network in OS X, it won’t get speeds above 130Mb/s, about half of Wireless N’s potential 300Mb/s. But, if you’re using Wireless g then the card will be just fine.

    • Thomas

      Alexander Brown- I just picked up some black spray paint and got Dell to send me a new bezel. Once I receive it, I’ll see how it comes out and, if it’s nice, I’ll post some pics. Wish me luck!

  18. Alexander Brown

    Mine’s back on fine. It looks so epic. Um, all I used was black spray paint with 3 layers. All I need now is the apple logo and the “MacBook Pro” label, and it’ll be a real HackBook.

    How easy are the hardware upgrades?

    • Thomas

      They’re super easy. I know I said I’d get around to posting a guide for upgrading your Wireless card, but that never really came together. It’s still super easy though, and for $15, you can get a Wireless N card that works OOB with OS X. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about support for the card being broken by a new update, since it’s the same card used in real Macbooks.

      Upgrading RAM is very straightforward if you’ve ever installed RAM before (and it’s even easier on a Laptop), albeit fairly price now as the price of DDR2 RAM continues to sky rocket.

      Battery upgrades are the simplest upgrade possible, and installing a new HDD is as well (after you get all your data transferred, of course).

      Finally, you can upgrade your processor for the most noticeable performance increase. Though a more complicated procedure for an inexperienced user, installing a new processor on a laptop really just comes down to applying the right amount of thermal paste and screwing in the heatsink.

      I’ve performed all of these upgrades on my 1525, excluding the battery upgrade (though I plan to do so in the near future). For most parts, eBay is a great place to look. Don’t be afraid to buy used parts either. As long as the product is guaranteed against DOA as doesn’t have an insane amount of use, it should be fine. The only two parts I would recommend you purchase new, and would be foolish of you not to, are a new Hard Drive and Battery. With both, you can never be sure how much they were used and what conditions they faced.

  19. Alexander Brown

    I have just made my 1525 look more like a MacBook Pro. I painted the bezel black! It looks so awesome, even though I now have a crack in the bezel (be careful when removing it).

    • Thomas

      Yeah, that thing is held on pretty tight. It’s actually made so that once you take it off, it needs to be replaced. What kind of paint did you use? I’m considering doing some visual customization myself, as I’ve pretty much maxed this thing out hardware wise.

  20. Alexander Brown

    If you look in the 1525 service manual, there is. I’m going overseas soon, and I want to take my HackBook with me. Any kexts or help in general would be appreciated.

    • Thomas

      Alexander- I’m not too sure how all this stuff works, but my research suggests that you just need an OS X supported Modem and you’ll be good to go.

  21. Alexander Brown

    Hi Thomas. Is there any way to get the SIM card slot working?

    • Thomas

      Until you asked that question just now, I wasn’t even aware the 1525 had a SIM card slot. It doesn’t look like there is any way to get it working, though I’ll look around a little more to see if I can modify an existing kext.

  22. Rochaus

    I have 10.5.2 running, but I have two problems. The first problem is that after installation, I can only see the desktop if I plugin an external monitor. Is there a kext file or driver that I need that will get my laptop monitor to work? the second is, if I try to install the software update it corrupts my OS and it will no longer boot correctly, and I have to redo everything. Any suggestions?

    • Thomas

      Both of those issues have not only been solved in the comments countless times, but they have also been directly addressed and solved in the actual guide. My suggestion? Uninstall!

  23. ozzie

    hi! i have a problem, after I reboot or close and I don’t have the kalyway dvd in , appear: HFS+ partition error! any suggestion ? pls [sry for my english]

  24. Alexander Brown

    Eric – I have had the same problem. Try booting with the device in the USB port.

  25. Eric

    I have followed the instructions of this tutorial and everything worked like a charm, but I only have one problem. My USB ports do not recognize any device. A keyboard I plugged in does not work and a portable hard drive does not work. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

  26. Alexander Brown

    Thomas – I now have a successsful dual boot with Vista! However, the Windows Boot Manager looks disgusting in comparison to Chameleon. Is there any way I can remove the Windows Boot Manager and just use Chameleon?

  27. Alexander Brown

    Thomas, is there any way to create a dual boot with Windows XP/Vista AFTER you install Mac OS X? There was some mention in the post, but all other sites say to install Mac OS X after Windows.

    Any help would be appreciated!

    • Thomas

      You should be able to do just that using this dual boot guide. Just make sure that, when you are installing Windows, the NTFS partition you will be installing to is set as the active partition (you can do so using GParted) otherwise Windows will not allow you to install to the disc.

  28. Ivan

    Hello everyone! I have successfully made a dual booting hackintosh out of my inspiron 1525. The internet works on the windows side and when I try to install the drivers on OSX side it does not work. Does anyone else know what the problem is?

  29. Steven

    I got 10 5 2 Kalyway on and working. Most stuff works fine to my eye but no wireless or audio. When I got to the wifi point of your tutorial, terminal required a password when i would sudo. My keyboard wouldnt work at that point so I couldnt put the password in. is there an alternative way to get the wireless working?

  30. Doug

    Alright, I got a hold of 10.5.1 i think? i found a download of it on warez-bb. would that make any difference

  31. Doug

    Sorry, but I’m a little confused, as I read guide, it seemed as if you were already running Leopard. I’m am currently running Windows 7, on the Inspiron 1525.

    • Thomas

      Sorry, I got confused as to what you were referring to. Yes, you should install with this guide and then install Snow Leoaprd. As for your black screen, wait for the HDD activity light to die done, wait about another 30 seconds, and then press Fn+Esc. After about another 15 seconds, the screen will come to life. Afterward, use this guide to never have to use that sleep trick again.

  32. Doug

    Also, I’ve tried this guide before, however, I could never reach the post-installation screen. This is my second attempt (last one was over a year ago). I would finish the installation, reach the white loading screen, it would turn black, but from there, I could never see the post-installation. Suggestions?

  33. Doug

    So I should follow this guide and then follow the newer guide?

  34. Esher

    I’m seeing the exact same issue as Matt there. Even the standalone installer for 10.5.4 causes the system to fail and enter an irrecoverable state. Have to wipe the drive and start all over again.

  35. Doug

    Could you answer the other part of my question? I have different specs, compared to your Inspiron 1525. (I have a 1525 too)

    • Thomas

      Sorry, didn’t realize you were also asking about that. You should be just fine, though I do recommend you follow this guide for installing the much newer Snow Leopard.

  36. Doug

    Hi Tom.

    I have a Intel 965 Express Chip-set Family. I’m not sure if this could be a problem. And I also have a Intel Duo Core T5750 @2.0gHz. Not sure if these could be problematic. Finally, I read something about the sleep fix. Could you elaborate. My friend had a problem where everything installed, but when you came and tried to boot it up, the screen would just stay black.

    Doug

    • Thomas

      What the sleep fix does is resolve the issue of the screen remaining black after booting into OS X. There are several sleep fixes, all of which work in different ways. The newest and, quite frankly, the best sleep trick is adding a dsdt.aml to your system. You can find a guide on doing so here.

  37. Andre

    got it fixed =)
    i simply didnt selected any of them–no update
    my processor is Intel Dual Core T2330(not sure about the Txxxx) @ 1.6Gz altough it recognizes a Core 2 Duo =O

  38. Nick

    I am having the exact same problem as Andre, using the combo update with any of the supplied kernals results in getting stuck at the spinning apple logo on reboot.

    I believe my processor is Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4Ghz, 3mb, 800Mhz FSB

    Also, after leaving the version at 10.5.2 and trying the broadcom script drivers I was unable to get wireless to work.

    My wireless card is Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-card

    Thanks for your help!

    • Thomas

      Nick- Try what Andre did- not selecting any of the kernels. And unfortunately your wireless card is unsupported in OS X.

      Andre- Glad you fixed the issue!

  39. Andre

    I have the exact same problem as Kaya:

    So, I’ve completed this tutorial before, and everything went fine. However, I had to reinstall because I messed up the installation of snow leopard. Unfortunately this time I haven’t been able to get past step 5. I tried installing the combo update then the kernel, but I didn’t know if I was supposed to install Vanilla, Modbin, or both. So I tried Vanilla. When I rebooted I ended up getting stuck at the spinning wheel under the apple logo during the boot. I had made a back up of my old kernel, unfortunately I didn’t know how to reinstall my it. So I tried reinstalling the whole OS, however I didn’t format the drive first and I found that I was able to boot up again. I’m assuming that it just repaired the OS instead of reinstalling it.

    Anyway, I tried installing the combo update again, except this time with the modbin kernel. Same result as before. Repaired it again and tried a third time. This time with both. Same result, again.

    So,what am I doing wrong? How do I fix it? And how do I restore my old kernel if it happens again?

  40. Tariq

    Sir
    i have installed “iATKOS v7” on Dell inspiron 1525. And there is no error just it start loading OS from Hard drive and after that instead of showing “Desktop” it show me totally black screen and hanged.

    Please sir , help me ….

    Thanks alot
    Best Regards

    • Thomas

      Please actually follow the guide before posting questions that have already been answered countless times in both the post and other comments. Nevertheless, you can follow this guide to fix your issue.

  41. Tariq

    Dear sir
    i am trying ti install Mac OSx on my inspiron 1525. it had installed but when i start the computer , it will hand after loading MAC from hard drive .
    Can you please help me???
    Thanking you in anticipation

    Best Regards

  42. Matt Royce

    Hey again! I’m still absolutely loving my Hackintosh, but I have anotheere problem. I’m stuck on Leopard 10.5.2 – every time I try to install the latest update from Mac’s “Software Update” (10.5.8, I think) it re-boots which is good because it’s meant to… but then I get a kernel panic! I really would like to update to the latest version of Leopard. Please help me out. Cheers. :)

  43. Mariah

    Thomas: haha i finally figured it out! :) i just installed the broadcam script in terminal then i droped the codec into the frog (apple hda) and it recognized it :).

    Now i have another problem… sorry.
    everytime i plug in a usb device. my computer doesn’t seem to identify it. (ie plug ipod and itunes does not see it.)

    thanks so much thomas :)

    • Thomas

      That’s good to note as several users in the past have mentioned that it works, but I never actually believed it. For USB and other issues, 10.5.6 will resolve them. The update is a bit of a hassle, but it truly has enough benefits to make it worthwhile.

  44. Nathan

    I have done this multiple times before but now I have got a problem.

    My battery is dead and my charger won’t charge it. I have to leave charger in all the time to keep it on.

    My Question; how can I make my hackintosh sleep after reboot. It’s Dell inspiron 1525. I’s there any way to see the screen, cos after waiting 15mins with battery in it just reboots

  45. Tod

    Hey folks.
    I’m having an issue after step 2. I install it and I reboot my computer with the startup of the internal hard drive. I get a black screen with a flashing underscore. Does anyone know what the issue is?

    • Thomas

      Mariah- Try running a kext cache rebuild in Kext Helper and then booting with -f. If that doesn’t work, reboot without any flags.

      Tod- Do you have Windows installed in the hard drive?

  46. mariah

    Thomas: I have done exactly what you said but I still don’t see airport or networks. The only new thing isee is info.plist.AppleAirPortBRC.m4311.kext

    Any other solutions? Thanks.

  47. mariah

    Hi everyone! I’m having trouble with step 7. Well I type sudo su – and all the other stuff in the terminal and then I drag the bcm43xxx shell into the terminal. The installation starts but then it says “where is AppleAirPortBRCM4311.kext located?” I search everywere and I can’t find it. So I just press enter (return) then type /dev/null and then repair disk permissions and restart. I never see the airport thing or any networks. My wifi is on and I have a dell1525 inspiron… plz hellp!? :)

  48. John Paul

    Can someone help me with the wifi part, i don’t understand how to install it. Thanks!

  49. Eric

    Hello,
    I did everything in the tutorial, but when I got to the screen with the apple a loading circle appeared and after 3-4 minutes the screen went black. Does anyone know what the problem is?

    • Thomas

      Eric- First, please do not double post the same issue; your issues will eventually be addressed. Second, actually follow the guide you are commenting on. Steps 3 and 4 will point you in the right direction. Then, follow this guide to completely remedy the issue.

      John Paul- Just follow the included directions. If you do not understand them, post back and I will be able to help you further.

      Mariah- You can just press Enter for all of the steps as all the default options should be fine. Try running the script twice, repair permissions with Disk Utility, and then booting with -f.

  50. Joey

    @Alain Use gparted (if you have it, if not download it from the gparted website, google it, and burn the iso to a disc) to mark the drive containing chameleon as boot. Follow these steps:
    1. Insert gparted disc and boot off of it
    2. Gparted (the application on the disc) will open up, right click on the partition that has chameleon on it and press manage flags.
    3. Check the box next to “boot” in the window that comes up.
    4. Press close and reboot your machine.
    5. Everything should work. If you receive an error upon boot, return to gparted and follow the same process to set your windows 7 partition as boot so at least you can still use windows 7.

    Joey

  51. Matt Royce

    Hey, you’re tutorial is brilliant and it totally works for me – I now have a Hackintosh! But, I can’t detect anything input via USB, I have to install a kext called IOUSBFamily.kext or VoodooUSBHCI.kext with OSX68Tools and reboot for them to be detected. But when I shut down my Hackintosh or re-boot it, the USB’s can’t be detected anymore. Help me out, please?

    • Thomas

      Try installing either of the two kexts with Kext Helper b7, run a kext cache rebuild (from Kext Helper b7), repair permissions, and then reboot. This should remedy the issue.

  52. Kaya

    So, I’ve completed this tutorial before, and everything went fine. However, I had to reinstall because I messed up the installation of snow leopard. Unfortunately this time I haven’t been able to get past step 5. I tried installing the combo update then the kernel, but I didn’t know if I was supposed to install Vanilla, Modbin, or both. So I tried Vanilla. When I rebooted I ended up getting stuck at the spinning wheel under the apple logo during the boot. I had made a back up of my old kernel, unfortunately I didn’t know how to reinstall my it. So I tried reinstalling the whole OS, however I didn’t format the drive first and I found that I was able to boot up again. I’m assuming that it just repaired the OS instead of reinstalling it.

    Anyway, I tried installing the combo update again, except this time with the modbin kernel. Same result as before. Repaired it again and tried a third time. This time with both. Same result, again.

    So,what am I doing wrong? How do I fix it? And how do I restore my old kernel if it happens again?

  53. Alain

    Dude i need your help! So i was dual booting Windows Vista and Mac and I was using Chameleon Boot Loader to choose. My brother gave me his Windows 7 and so i just thought i could install that and be fine. Now it just primarily boots into 7 and the chameleon boot loader doesn’t come up anymore. I tried to mark the Macintosh HD as active in Windows 7 but it wont let me. What should I do?! i dont want to have to reinstall everything again :/

  54. BrentR

    Thank you for replying Thomas, i did a little messing around with it last night (all night) haha. Anyway, i was able to do a software update to 10.5.8, honeslty i have no idea how i did it. it kind of just worked.

    I was able to load the Broadcom Wireless thru the “customize install” with the install disk and then with your script after the update to 10.5.8. note Safari would not open.. it would bounce once then do nothing. I was able to make a FireFox.DMG and burn it to a disk from my other computer and that solved that problem.

    I’m now wondering how to get Snow Leopard running, is it just another install disk or will i have to do all this hard work over again?
    Or is it even worth it?

    • Thomas

      Snow Leopard is a bit tedious at first, but then is extremely simple to maintain (much simpler than Leopard). As for it being worth it, I would say so, but that’s solely my opinion. You can find a complete step-by-step by guide on installing Snow Leopard here.

  55. BrentR

    “With that window still visable, go ahead and install the kernel package”

    There is 2 Check boxes in the kernel package, neither of them are checked. do they both need to be checked? maybe the first and not the second? or maybe none of them at all?

    Please help me out with this! I am clear on everything else but i’m stuck on this part!

    Thank you!

    • Thomas

      It’s been a while since I’ve installed the kernel package, and I’m in Windows right now. What are the two options you are presented with?

  56. alain

    Dude the battery life is a lot better now! I found the login options in system preference and that worked out. Thanks for your help! I read a lot of your posts tonight lol

    • Thomas

      Awesome! Speed stepping is a great feature as it allows your processor to use less power when their is less load on it. Let me know if you have anymore issues.

  57. alain

    Thanks! got it. I’m going to see how long it will last now. Also is it possible for the mac login screen to come on when i turn my computer on? My computer starts up then does its thing with going black for a split second then turns the screen on again then just loads up my desktop without having to login and enter my password and stuff.

  58. alain

    Which kext is it?? The link you gave me redirected to a list of these kexts. http://www.superhai.com/darwin.html which one is it??

    • Thomas

      Sorry, didn’t realize he didn’t allow direct links. You want “VoodooPower Kext” under “Leopard edition (32 bit) Not updated anymore.”

  59. Alain

    Thanks a lot bro it works now :D I have one more question. My battery life seems to be depreciating at a higher rate now that its running Mac os. I’m not quite sure why because I was pushing almost 2 hours on Windows and now it barely gets 1 hour.

  60. Alain

    Hey Thomas, Im running Mac Os x 10.5.8 on my dell inspiron 1525 perfectly. The only problem that I’m having is that it wont wake back up from going to sleep. I would have to do a hard shut down every time. Also i was wondering if there was a fix for the HDMI Port?

  61. dandaman

    Thanx Thomas, makes sense. Will try snow today, see how it goes. Thanx for the attention again. :)

  62. dandaman

    Hi Thomas! Hope your well. I contacted you on installing the IPC when i got in touch with back in August last year. I was just able to get the install done and am now on 10.5.6. I followed the install guide on the macyourpc website, i got a little thing to ask man, after some hours of working it shuts down all by it self, it happens at least 4x a day now. I don’t have a battery meeter working nor any battery options on my syspreferences, i tried the voodoo kext with the GenericCPU power management control thing and it doesn’t work, i think it is battery related because when i use programs that take a lot of resources it shuts down on a blink of an eye. Got any idea on what to do? Or maybe i should go to Snow? I have this version working with everything except svideo and hdmi, sd card works, volume and play btns work, side scrooling and full trackpad working, this is why i haven’t yet gotten my self into Snow yet, in you’r opion do you think i should try snow?

    • Thomas

      For obvious reasons, I can’t provide support for an issue cause by a guide on another site. I do however recommend Snow Leopard. You can find a guide on installing it here.

  63. Justin

    Thank you so much!

    The keyboard and trackpad issues were fixed, and I was even able to get WiFi working by selecting the broadcom drivers from the install options. I got sound working by using Richard’s guide from the page you linked and I even got the PowerManagement.bundle working too.

    I might try and get bluetooth working next.

    Thanks again Thomas, I couldn’t have done it without you.

  64. Justin

    I downloaded and installed iPC 10.5.6 and after the restart after installation completed I booted with -f. Let it go to sleep, but when I came back it said I had no keyboard and the trackpad didn’t work either.

    My laptop really doesn’t like OSx86. :(

  65. Justin

    Alright cool thanks for that Thomas.

    Just quickly though, I format the HDD as GUID, not MBR. Right?

  66. Justin

    I have a Sigmatel 9205 and according to the Dell support site my wireless card is the same as yours.

    1 JR356 CRD,WRLES,MCRD,DW1395,4312BG
    1 JU795 Dell(TM) Wireless 1395 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless Mini Card

    Unfortunately booting with -v -f did not fix the problem. The broadcom script installs but doesn’t work after reboot and the audio codec does not install with the other program.

    I might try and reinstall Kalyway 10.5.2 and see if I have better luck.

    • Thomas

      If reinstalling Leopard, I suggest iPC 10.5.6 PPF5. It will install 10.5.6, which boasts some big upgrades from the much older 10.5.2. You can then of course follow your various Upgrade guides to upgrade up to 10.5.8. Regardless, try following this guide on getting your Audio working and this link to the broadcom script. Intructions for the script are included in the download. After installing, reboot with -f and report back how it goes. For more drivers/kexts, check out the Master Drivers Guide

  67. Justin

    OK so I saw the link you posted to Raj and noticed that it had a simplified explanation on how to install the Broadcom-Script in Terminal and I followed it and got it to successfully install, however after repairing disk permissions in Disk Utility and restarting, Airport still does not show up.

    I couldn’t get the sound to install with the AppleHDApatcher program either. I dragged the file on to the green frog and nothing happened.

    Also the PowerManagement.bundle installed but didn’t work after I restarted either.

    What is going on?

    Thanks.

    • Thomas

      The first step I would recommend is booting with -v – f and seeing if either of those things suddenly start working. Next, you can find out which Wireless card you have by going to support.dell.com and reviewing your System Configuation based on your Service Tag (Just so you know what to look for, mine was listed as “Card, Wireless, Minicard, DW1395 4312BG”). For sound: Boot into the BIOS and go down to System->Device Info. You will see Audio Controller: Sigmatel _____. Report back what number it says after the word Sigmatel.

  68. Justin

    Hi,

    I have been trying to install the Broadcom-Script on my Dell Inspiron 1525 and Kext Helper says that it appears to be fine and to reboot. I have tried just rebooting as well as repairing permissions after installing it and then rebooting and neither works.

    How can I tell if I have the same network card as you? And if I don’t have the same card, can I get wifi to work another way? Cheers.

    I’m running Kalyway 10.5.2 and don’t intend on updating as the Snow Leopard install has already failed on me numerous times (I followed your updated tutorial, but the install fails every time right near the end). I’ll be happy if I can get 10.5.2 to work properly though, as I’ve been running it on my Desktop PC for almost 2 years and it’s been running fine.

    Thanks.

  69. Joel

    Tom,

    Use kexthelper and run the iomassstorage.kext before you cloe and repair permissions tag and cache rebuild

  70. Joel

    I am running osx 10.5.2 on my hack book it works perfect now. Sound, headphone jacks, ad DVD play great. But I would like to run software update?????? Will it ruin all the work I have done to go from this to 10.5.8

  71. Tom

    Everything is fine, but USB flash drive won’t pick up.

    It displays in the system profiler as ‘u3 Cruzer Micro’ but doesn’t come up on desktop or in where the drives are.

    Suggestions?

  72. Joel

    I have my hackbook up and running but the dvd player will not work video plays very choppy

    what can I do?

  73. frog24

    Can you get kalyway without law trouble???

  74. Browny

    Hey guys, I’m running my new HBK. It’ awesome. If you’re having trouble getting audio and wifi to work, then there is a different driver pack with INSTALLERS for everything. No terminal, no thing. One click, and you have wifi.

  75. Browny

    I’m running Windows 7 at the moment, before I try once again to install OS X Leopard. I’m having trouble with the AppleHDA. I run it after installing the broadcon-script patch, as I did the first time, before the HDD died, but I get a kernel panic when I try to load the AppleHDA after rebooting. I’m running a Dell Inspiron 1525, with a Dell 1395 Wi-Fi Mini Card and Sigmatel Audio 92xx card. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  76. Raj

    Thank you so much for this guide! I had a quick question. i am running 10.5.6 on a Dell XPS M1530. Everything is running perfectly fine but WIFI and Sound. I currently have the Dell 1395 mini pci card and also my sound card is Sigmatel 92HD. I tried step 7 and patched files but still no luck. Can someone please help me? is it not suppose to work with my build or is there anything i am missing? thank you so much for your help in advance!!

  77. farooq

    Thanks Thomas,

    Step 7 of the referenced guide did resolve the sleep and wakeup issue. I wonder if I can be helped in resolving the sleep issue at the boot time. I mean, when it boots, i have to keep the autologin on and have sleep corner setup so that I could wake it up by dragging mouse in that area. I read in the guide at https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/adding-a-dsdtaml-to-older-installs/ and I already had DSDT patch installed, so I used it to getnerate the DSDT file which it generated and placed on the root folder. But, it did not show the login screen (ofcourse I disabled autologin for this) and i still have to use the sleep corner to wake up its display.
    Any help or pointer in this regard, will be really appreciable!

  78. farooq

    Hi,
    I tried the following command for sleep issue as mentioned in the above article, but laptop never goes to sleep, although display immediately goes blank, but fan and system never goes to sleep.

    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 hibernatefile /dev/null

    I am using Dell inspiron 1525 with mac version 10.5.8.

    Any assistance to make sleep and wakeup will really be appreciated!

  79. Cody

    hello again, sorry for the double post… i didnt see an edit. i just wanted to add that right before the screen goes black, the screen flashes light blue like it wants to go to the install screen.

  80. Cody

    hello, everyone. i have a dell inspiron 1525 exactly like the one in the tutorial, i got ipc 10.5.6. i put it in and typed -v. darwin goes through its thing and then the screen goes blank… i think ok ill wait, so i wait 20 minutes and nothing. i even tried the sleep trick even though thats used further in the tutorial… any help would be very appreciated thanks

  81. xtraa

    Hi guys,

    just would like to inform you that we can get 100% genuine Apple Airport with our Dell 1525 by rebranding the internal Broadcom WiFi device.

    Just follow the guide by prasys and make sure to use the subp id 0×004e as described in the guide.

    http://prasys.co.cc/2009/12/rebranding-broadcom-802-11abgn-cards-as-airport/#more-2366

    Yay!

  82. Romulo

    Romulo Says:
    1. December 2009 at 12:50 AM

    Hey guys
    so, the usb ports are not working when I plug any usb device when the notebook is on, but if I turn it off and then plug a pendrive (for example), it’s enabled when the OS is loaded…
    I use 10.5.3 Kalyway by now
    Does anyone know how to fix it?!

    Thanks in advance
    ———————————————————————-
    PROBLEM SOLVED
    I reinstalled the kext IOPCIFamily with the app OSX86Tools (I dunno why but it didn’t work with KextHelper), corrected permissions… rebooted. Voilà!
    I wanna point that the error message about PCGenUSBEHCI is still on, but I don’t have any problem with USB devices anymore.
    \m/

  83. smith

    after awake from sleep i saw post-installation, but only half screen :( so i can’t do anything… i think i need to change my screen options… but how can i do it? (i using dell 1525)

  84. Romulo

    Hey guys
    so, the usb ports are not working when I plug any usb device when the notebook is on, but if I turn it off and then plug a pendrive (for example), it’s enabled when the OS is loaded…
    I use 10.5.3 Kalyway by now
    Does anyone know how to fix it?!

    Thanks in advance

  85. Malte

    I have an Inspiron 1525 with a core 2 duo. the problem im having is that every time i try to update to 10.5.3 after i install the update and the kernel they both dont start Ive tried both types of kernels for the update the vanilla and the other type what can i do

  86. Kyle

    Anyone else noticed xvid tv shows run choppy on their 1525’s? I swear DVD’s work fine, but I guess HD show rips are too much for our little laptops. I’m running 10.5.8. FYI.

  87. msk

    Hi All,
    I need help i have dell 1525 notebook and i have installed MAC OS. Everything was seemed to be good but as i reboot my pc,then mac loading screen and after that screen goes black i have tried all the things as mentioned above like unplugged pc close lid and come after it still black i did all the things can any one help me ????

  88. cheap computers

    On the outside is a rather unattractive and hard to keep clean jet black lid with silver trim. I’d say the only good thing about the exterior is the Dell logo.

  89. Ryan Kemp

    Another quickie, will the airport patch not work on .2? I am having issues getting the update downloaded so far, and i followed instructions to the t with no luck.

    thanks

    • Thomas

      Airport will work fine on any version of Leopard. If you run the patch and it didn’t work, run it again. If at that point it still doesn’t work, verify that you have a Dell 1395 WiFi card.

  90. Ryan Kemp

    On the drivers, My proc. differs from yours. I have the celeron, will this cause issues?

  91. Harrison

    Excellent guide, I can’t wait to use it when I figure it out.
    I’m currently on my Dell 1525 but I can’t get the computer to boot from the DVD. I have burned the files to a DVD using PowerISO and the burner within Vista and still no luck. Can someone help me on this?

    Harrison

    • Thomas

      Ian- Let me know how it goes

      Harrison- You should only be burning one file to the DVD and that file should be an iso file. You are correct in using PowerISO although I recommend IMGBurn. It’s free and it works great.

  92. Ian Taylor

    I’m downloading iPC 10.5.6 right now so we’ll see how it goes… will report back.

  93. Ian Taylor

    Okay, I’ve got everything working up until I try to update over the web.
    I’ve got my wifi working just fine, and everything seems to download okay. I click some buttons and the updates begin to install. after a few minutes though there’s a kernel panic. So what am i doing wrong?

    when I ran the updates earlier that I had burned to a disk I chose the kernel option thing that DIDDN’T say vanilla. is that the problem?

  94. Ian Taylor

    Is it possible to upgrade to Snow Leopard after following these instructions?

  95. Alex

    Hey, When I installed the kexts, and rebooted my DVD Drive doesn’t work anymore! Any help is appreciated, Thanks

  96. Alex

    Hi, i’ve just installed osx but when I upgraded it to 01.5.8 the keypad and keyboard doesn’t work! Please help, thanks

  97. Alexander

    I have working sleep on 10.5.2! CBFed upgrading, and X-plane and Office 08 work fine – thats all i need. Anyway, during the install, select “SleepKernel”, and then it’ll work. The only downside is that you have to be on battery power to sleep it and wake it up.

  98. Yay

    Hey there, I used your driver pack, but when I install the wifi, when I reboot, no AirPort detected. (I have Dell 1395)

  99. Bjorn

    Great guide!

    Does anyone know how well the Dell Vostro 1510 works? I’ve read on some non-hackintosh sites that they are pretty much the same.

    Anyone running OS X on a the Vostro 1510?

  100. Ravi

    Sure thing. Now it will be part of my SOP at this blog to click on your revenue generators. Could you provide a link to latest comments in addition to newer commments?

    • Thomas

      Unfortunately, WordPress currently doesn’t offer that feature. We were using a plugin that did but it became incompatible with our theme. I will continue to look for another plugin though. Thanks for the feedback about the site.

  101. Ravi

    Hi Richard and Thomas,

    I finally did upgrade 10.5.7 to 10.5.8 with iDeneb.Combo.Upgrade.v10.5.8 and help from

    https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/os-x-10-5-8-installation-guide/

    Perhaps iDeneb took care of the kernel issue Thomas.

    Power was broken – fixed with 10.5.6 Power Management Fix
    Sleep was broken – Sleep fix mentioned in installation guide above worked

    Everything else including wireless,ethernet, sound, mute, mic intact.

    I have also done the update directly from 10.5.2 (Kaliway) to 10.5.8 (iDeneb mentioned above) on my external drive as well successfully.

    Thanks and cheers to this blog..

  102. carco

    When will gonna C snow leopard on this laptop?

    • Thomas

      carco- I should have a Retail 10.6 disc in my hands within the next 1-2 weeks and I will start testing installation immediately. I have football right now and school starts soon though so don’t be surprised if the release of the guide is a little delayed.

      Ravi- Glad to hear you were able to get to 10.5.8. Please let me know if you have any more issues. Also, it would be appreciated if you could click on some of the ads around the site to help us gain revenue for hosting costs. Thanks!

  103. Ravi

    Hi Richard!

    By prerequisite I mean should I have vanilla and or mobin kernel. I use 10.5.2 Kaliway as the OS X start-up disk, and i ncustomise option for kernel I choose only sleep kenel. Also in Kaliway there is a kernel update that comes aloing with 10.5.3 differential update. I install this kernel but with vanilla and mobin unticked. Is this approach right.

    I specifically have two problems:
    1. The installer quits before finishing when using 10.5.8 differential as well as combo updates, and the error message says that the source file is damaged and I should contact manufacturer for a new CD
    2. Second, when upgrading from 10.5.7 through Software Update, I land up with kernel panic no matter whether I use -v or -x during reboot.

    I now do not have the courage to update from 10.5.7 on my main Machine, so I am doing the next update with a step by step approach using https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/os-x-10-5-8-installation-guide/- but from the 10.5.7 loaded on my external harddrive.

    Let me see… I would really appreciate a clue as to what might be going wrong.

    Ravi

    • Thomas

      You might be experiencing the issues when going from 10.5.7 to 10.5.8 as you are not using the mach kernel (a.k.a vanilla kernel). Switch to the mach/vanilla kernel and then the update should work for you. It would probably be better if you didn’t update though as 10.5.8 provides no benefits over the previous versions and only causes problems.

  104. Dan

    Consider it done man.

    So its basicly the same thing, the iPC and Kalyway cdrom.
    Lets see how it goes.

    Thanx again

    • Thomas

      There is virtually no difference between iPC and Kalyway except for the version of Leopard it installs (iPC installing a much newer version). One other difference is the drivers that are included with iPC. When installing, make sure to check the option for “Patch DSDT.” Then after installing, when you get the black screen after booting for the first time, press Fn+Esc and the screen should turn on and should now always turn on when booting without the need for any sleep tricks.

  105. Dan

    Hey Thomas, thanx for replying man. Didn’t know there was such disc around, will take a look man.

    Thanx so much.

    • Thomas

      Glad I could help. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help me out by clicking on some of the ads towards the bottom of the page.

  106. Dan

    Thomas or Richard:

    I’m a complete mess guys, i really need some help here. Please? I’m still running 10.5.3 and the last times i went on to do the 10.5.4 upgrade i had crashes. I bought new software that needs 10.5.6 and i have noooooo idea how to get there without crashing again. I don’t even know where to get the .4 upgrade files, could there be a cool way to upgrade through out without crashes?

    inspiron 1525
    4gigram
    220 HD
    all features working.

    • Thomas

      If you have just recently reinstalled then you might want to reinstall from scratch using a 10.5.6 install disc such as iPC Universal PPF5 10.5.6.

  107. Richard Ward

    10.5.8 was the smoothest install yet.

    Check out our 10.5.8 guide at: https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/os-x-10-5-8-installation-guide/

    I didn’t have to do any special terminal commands or anything. Nothing like going from 10.5.6 to 10.5.7. Give the above guide a read!

  108. Ravi

    Hi Richard,

    Are there any prerequisites when going from 10.5.8 from 10.5.7?

    I have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop with OS X 10.5.7. Upgrdae through software upgrade resulted in kernel panic, though I did:
    while sleep 1; do rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext; done
    – from the terminal. This sequence allowed me to avoid Kernel Panic on updates so far. I had earlier faced a keyboad an dtrackpad freeze when going from 10.5.5 to 10.5.6, which got resolved by using your kext – AppleACPIPlatform.kext, along with a spare external keyboard.

    Now I am stuck an badly need your help. Your guide has been of immense value so far, as all the tips and links from here, have been the key to my success at doing all work and play in os x. I now need some guidance on what to check for before the upgrade from 10.5.7 to 10.5.8 through the usual Software Update process.

  109. elteto

    Hello, i update my dell inspiron 1525 and in 13% os update process, i get a kernel panic :-( .

    Hoy i can repair this? .

  110. Tevin Christopher

    Will this also work on a Studio 1555?
    Please let me know, thank you.

    • Thomas

      Some things would be similiar although your hardware would be different so the drivers you would need to install and the post install would vary.

  111. Blake Emery

    For the sleep trick instead of waiting 15 minutes you can press and hold fn/esc for several seconds and it will go to sleep than press power button.

  112. Alex

    Sorry to be such a bother. I reinstalled, and I’ve successfully patched to 10.5.3. However, when I run that line through Terminal in the Broadcom-Script directory, it just kicks me back to root. I tried doing each bit individually, and the script seemed to run, but I still don’t have any wi-fi. =/ HALP! :P

    • Thomas

      Sorry for not getting to your question earlier but things have been hectic lately. Anyway, all you have to do is;
      1.Launch Terminal
      2.Type sudo su and hit Enter
      3.Type your password and hit Enter
      4.Drag and drop the install.sh file onto the terminal window and the file’s path/location will automatically appear for you
      5.Hit Enter and then follow the instructions that appear in Terminal

      I suggest running the script twice, Repair Permissions in Disk Utility, and then rebooting and it should work

  113. Alex

    Agh. I think I did a boo boo. I’m at the point right after the 10.5.3 Combo update. The reboot point, rather. For the kernel, I chose the second one (non-vanilla). It said for use with Intel and Chameleon boot loader, and I had both by then (thanks for that little file to skip the sleep nonsense). At reboot, my laptop actually hung at POST. I had to go into setup and then leave setup to get the OS to start. Now I’m sitting at the Apple loading screen. It’s been here for 5 minutes now. =/ I did make the backup, but don’t know how to use it. Tips? Thanks.

  114. Yann

    Did that, still the same :S, now no keyboard…I’m using usb keyboard and mouse now :P

  115. Yann

    Didn’t notice it, because i’m using a usb mouse, but my trackpad is not working.

    what to do?

    • Thomas

      You can get the Kexts you need from here. Just use Kext Helper to install them, Repair Permissions using Disk Utility, and then reboot with the -f flag.

  116. Yann

    Success with 10.5.7 from 10.5.3!

  117. Alex

    I can find other WPA networks. How can I connect to Ethernet, because my inspion 1525 doesn’t reconise it.

  118. Alex

    Hi, When I install the wireless driver, it can find other wireless networks but not mine. (Mine is on WPA) Can someone help me on how to connect.

    Thanks

    • Thomas

      Are you able to see other WPA networks? You can check by trying to connect to a password protected network and it will tell you if the network is using WEP or WPA. From the information given, I would say that its a problem with your network. Also check to see if you router is compatible with Mac OS X.

  119. Derek the scary No0b

    CAn you help me? i want to get my wifi working, can you give me a link the dell 1397 script?

  120. Derek the scary NoOb

    i upgraded to chamelion 10.5.7, it works! the wifi i still have problems with, the model im using is a dell inspiron 1545 (the one that just came out) it has the same wifi card, it’s a broadcom 4310 (Dell WLAN 1397 Mini-card) help! when i restarted after i do your wifi script instructions, it is still the same old no airport installed, help!!!!!

    • Thomas

      Your laptop actually doesn’t have the same wifi card as we have the 1395. Thus, the Script is for the 1395 which is most likely why its not working.

  121. Derek the scary NoOb

    Hey Thomas, i am using leopard 10.5.1 on iatkos, i used your instructions, but it doesn’t work. i did exactly everything but it still doesn’t work, PLZ HELP!!

  122. Stupid.Cool.Nerds

    @Thomas apologize for the late response and I understand this is not the appropriate place for this listing, but I appreciated all the help you guys have given. Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 540 @ 1.86Ghz

    • Thomas

      Sorry, I prefer my Dual core. Thanks for asking though. Also just wanted to let you know that if you REALLY appreciate the help then please feel free to make a donation through Paypal to help fund this site. Plus, anyone who makes a donation for at least $1 will receive free IM support for troubleshooting and fixing their issues/problems.

  123. Derek the scary NoOb

    Hello, can anybody help me? i don’t know how to find the directory on the desktop with terminal, plz help! Im fairly new to the whole OSx86 scene, and just recently dual booted iATKOS V1.0i with vista, but the wireless doesn’t work, help !

    • Thomas

      If you need the directory so that you can install wifi then all you have to do is:
      1) Launch Terminal
      2) Type sudo su
      3) Type your password and hit Enter
      4) Drag-and-Drop the script onto the terminal window and hit Enter
      5) Follow the prompts, Repair Permissions in Disk Utility, and reboot with -f

  124. Cameron

    hey tom. sorry i didn’t pick up that message. sure. i’ll try your idea. be back on at around 8

  125. Stupid.Cool.Nerds

    Dell Inspiron 1525 parts for sale

    • Thomas

      Although I don’t believe this is the appropriate place for this listing, what kind of processor are you selling and how much are you looking for? :-p

  126. Cameron

    hey tom, this is my laptop’s specs

    Intel Core 2 Duo T5750, 2.0GHz, 667Mhz, 2M L2 Cache
    4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
    Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card

    Edit: Shortened to only important stuff

  127. Cameron

    Hey tom. is it okay if i aim you too?

  128. brendon

    yup no problem i know this takes a lot of time and devotion so it worth. im sure ill have some questions do u have aim or anything?

  129. Cameron

    Never mind about that. I formatted my hard drive. double partition. half NTFS-3 (i think) and the other Mac Extended (Journaled). I’m going to try and install Vista again. and attempt Mac later, once I find more time.

  130. Cameron

    Tom- I will try my best to get a picture for you in the next couple days. I got a lot of work this weekend. The only formats I see in erasing the hard drive is a FAT. I don’t see NTFS.

  131. brendon

    thx ill do it when im done download osx then prob tmrw tonight ill donate

    • Thomas

      Brendon- Sounds great. Feel free to ask if you have any more questions. And once again, thanks for donating (Or at least promising to donate :-)).

  132. Cameron

    What kind of picture would you like? The part of where the text slowly scrolls? Right after the kernels?

    Also, what kind of Format do I need to install Windows again?

    • Thomas

      Cameron- For Windows you need NTFS. The Windows Install Disc is able to see and format HFS partitions so that is not a problem if you want to erase OS X. As for a picture, a picture of the entire screen when you boot with -v and it stop loading. Also, another picture of the last 10 or so lines would be helpful so I can read it easily.

  133. brendon

    so i should boot from the windows cd and partition it that way?

    • Thomas

      Brendon- You can use Windows to partition it to NTFS which is used for Windows. If you want it easier, boot into Ubutnu and install GParted using this guide. Then partition the HDD into two partitions, an NTFS for Windows and an HFS for OS X.

  134. Cameron

    I am not able to boot from the DVD. Chameleon automatically turns on.

  135. Cameron

    I know that my laptop does not have a hardware problem. I can hear the disc spin.

  136. brendon

    problem thomas i dont know how to partition on ubuntu and what volume should it be for windows

  137. Cameron

    I tried to boot from a Vista Install Disc but the Darwin Booter has overrided the operation? like it automatically goes to the chameleon.

    • Thomas

      As soon as you turn on your computer repeatedly tap the F12 key until the Blue & Black Dell screen disappears. Then select to boot from DVD and see if you are able to boot that way.

  138. Cameron

    Also. I’ve tried this many times. I cannot boot from the DVD drive and get to the installation screen anymore.

  139. Cameron

    Tom-
    I tried my best to see any failures and the only one I am able to see is that VID and VID2 about family failures or something like that.

  140. brendon

    im actually still downloading osx lol so does this help in anyway?

  141. brendon

    i wanted to boot with windows7 if that was possible

    • Thomas

      Thats no problem at all. If you are willing to reinstall OS X, since you just installed it, then its very easy. Just install Windows 7 and then install OS X on a separate partition. Chameleon will take care of the rest.

  142. Cameron

    I see it! When I boot without the DVD. Right before I go into seeing the white apple logo, I see,
    “starting hibernating” or “starting hibernation”
    i also see something about preparing the sleep image.
    right now im not sure what i should do. i would really like to get this going.

    • Thomas

      Cameron- I just did some research and it appears that that is not causing the problem. The “starting hibernation” message is rather harmless and should not effect the boot process. Something else is causing the issue. Is it possible to take a picture of the boot screen when booting with -v for me to see?

  143. brendon

    well its for all the people that dont send u anything lol :) and im a generous guy or maybe u could add a lesson on dualbooting :)

  144. brendon

    lol great! u think 20$ is enough?

    • Thomas

      $20 is much more than I expected and probably much more than I deserve :-). Nevertheless, if you insist then by all means… lol.

  145. brendon

    i was already going to do but only if u get me up and running on osx 10.5.7 with everything working and no im not cheap ;)

    • Thomas

      Brendon- Then I better stop giving you the wrong information for my own enjoyment ;-). JK of course. I am currently putting together a new post about drivers that you can reference when you are running on 10.5.6. it should be up shortly (Next 10-15 minutes)

  146. Cameron

    Also, what format does the HD need to be in? I had a Windows Vista.

  147. Cameron

    Okay. How can I delete OSX if I can’t get into the install page by booting from the DVD? Since the DVD seems that it is not able to do that.

  148. brendon

    thank you kind sir :)so what shall i do when thats done downloading load osx like kalaway?

    • Thomas

      brendon- Yup! Just unrar it and burn the .iso at a low speed. Then install OS X based on the settings in the image I sent you. After that, it would be greatly appreciated, but not necessary at all, if you would make a small donation. Links can be found in my mini-biography under my posts or on the left side of this page.

  149. Cameron

    Okay. So when I boot. I don’t type anything in, and right before it goes into the white apple load page, I see something about like sleepimage or something. and also hibernating. but im pretty sure my computer isn;t hybernating?

  150. brendon

    cant do that cuz ubuntu dsnt read rar files :/ so looks as if im going to have to use atkos :(

  151. Cameron

    Tom-

    Got no error messages. I just can’t see the screen. With the -v flag, I tried my best scanning for any errors. I saw some like things that failed. I’m too quite sure. Just wondering, is it possible to revert back to my previous OS.

    • Thomas

      Cameron- Thats very strange. You can revert back to your previous OS by deleting OS X and then reinstalling Windows/Linux/etc.

  152. brendon

    lol yes i catch ur drift anyway way we could perhaps email? lol cuz the bay of pirates woould prob be the fastest right?

  153. Cameron

    I think I might have another problem. When I boot up, and try to boot from my CD/DVD drive I cannot re-install the DVD anymore. Hmm…

  154. Cameron

    Hey Tom. Yes I selected the Clamshell Display. And I did not install any graphics drivers.

  155. brendon

    thx tom the only way i could change if i could fine a iso file for it and i cant so if u find me a link for iso id be glad to change but otherwise im staying on this because you boot straight into 10.5.7. but i do trust and id rather run ipc just cuz your the wise man here lol

    • Thomas

      Brendon- Lol. We forbid the posting of links to legally questionable material here but you can find what you need in the usual places such as the Bay Of Pirates or the Green Demon (catch my drift?). Honestly though, if you are happy with iAtkos and its working for you then no need to change.

  156. brendon

    im using iATKOS but i was using kalaway…anyway they should all have the the same driver go into groahics and select the intel ones
    Edit: DO NOT SELECT GRAPHICS DRIVERS

  157. Cameron

    Brendon-

    I have an average Inspiron 1525 and I’m installing what driver Tom told me to install. Also, I think I’m using a different DVD than you. I have the iPC Universal PPF5 10.5.6 DVD, instead of the Kalyway’s. Which one are you using?

  158. brendon

    also cam to know that u waited long enough look at your power light in should be breathing off and on that will tell you that ur comp is asleep the power light is at the bottom left of the computers shell

  159. brendon

    cam i dont know much but it seems like ur installing the wrong graphics driver

  160. brendon

    Thx a lot Thomas would u recommend iATKOS v7 os x 10.5.7?? thats what im currently downloading.

    • Thomas

      Brendon- I have never tried that and I personally dislike the iAtkos distros but it should be fine. If you don’t mind changing then iPC Universal PPF5 10.5.6 is the best option.

  161. Cameron

    In addition to that. After opening the lid. I can see the screen go from a darker black to a lighter shade of it. Just putting that out there.

    Thanks

  162. Cameron

    Hi Tom. I download the iPC Universal PPF5 10.5.6 and installed it. After re-installing the software, I followed your guide, took out the DVD, and rebooted. After that, pressing F8, I typed in the two boot flags, -v -f. Again there was lots of text scrolling. But once again, I reach my same problem. I waited five seconds, then closed the lid for about 10-15 seconds, and opened the lid again. Unfortunately, I did not get what I expected, the screen is still black, but I know that the screen is on. What should I do from here?

    Cam

  163. brendon

    hey thomas do you no how i can update to the latest os x i have everything stable and running the only thing that dsnt work is my mic but i guess thats ok. if you could help me that would be awesome thx man
    brendon

    • Thomas

      I know this is probably a pain being you just go the install working but the easiest way is probably to just download iPC Universal PPF5 10.5.6 and reinstall OS X. To get your audio working almost perfectly including Internal Microphone, just go here.

  164. brendon

    holy $h!t haha i got it to work i had to install the 64 bit driver and played with some $h!t and now it works thx so much for the help so how do i do the drivers again tho

    • Thomas

      You can get the majority of the drivers here although new ones for the SD Card Reader, better audio, and what not are scattered around the site.

  165. brendon

    ok that wasnt the issue do u have any suggestions for me now :( i cant do the other program cuz its a .rar file and ubuntu cant open that…and the error message is cant find base system plz restart ur com and try again

  166. brendon

    ok sounds good ill let you know what happens thx for all the help btw

  167. brendon

    ok i think i figured the problem out and tell me if this sounds right i burned the disk at max speed when i should be burning it at 2x or slower correct right now i keep screwing everything and having to boot up in ubuntu just to talk to you cuz i only have computer with me lol but i think i can get it done you know?

    • Thomas

      Brendon- That could be causing the issue if you are not using high quality DVD’s. Give that a try and let me know how it goes.

  168. Cameron

    Thanks! So I just boot from the burned DVD, and it should go into an installation page? Do I need to reformat the Hard Drive to reinstall this?

    Cam

  169. Cameron

    Tom-

    Alright. I will try my best to describe my problem, to help you resolve my problem. After finishing installing the computer, I followed the directions and pressed F8 when prompted, then typed in -v -f and saw the onscreen texts scroll rapidly. After that, I saw a quick glimpse of a solid light blue background, and then the screen blackens, as expected. My dilemma is that I cannot awaken my computer using my mouse (I believe that I use the power button to awaken the computer). After falling asleep and then waking up the computer, I am not presented with the post-install screen. Everything was in default, so I believe that there were no driver installation errors.

    If I need to go and switch to another DVD, how do I overwrite the Darwin bootloader?

    Thanks in advance!

    Cam

    • Thomas

      Cameron- I understand your problem. I am not sure which Install DVD you’re using but I suggest you download iPC Universal PPF5 10.5.6 and install it with the settings found here. That way when the screen goes black, you just wait 5 seconds, close the lid for another 10 seconds, and then open the lid and the screen should come to life. If you were to reinstall OS X, it would automatically overwrite Chameleon (Darwin Bootloader) with the new version.

  170. brendon

    kalyway but i actually i just formated the hard drive so ill see what works now

  171. Cameron

    I installed everything, as it was, in default.

  172. Cameron

    I used the Kalyway Install DVD. Burned it, installed everything. Worked fine, but after rebooting and typing in -v -f boot flag, there was a long scroll of text and the screen blacked out. After about 15-20 minutes. I woke up my computer, but there is no post-installation screen. It remains a light black color (so that the display is active, and not off).

    Would this be a burning problem or what?
    Should I go and download the other DVD and try my luck with that?

  173. Cameron

    Hi. I have installed the DVD, but when i reach the post-installation, it seems that my computer fails to respond when I attempt to wake it up. What should I do?

  174. Brendon

    Hey Thomas I have dome new issues idk if I’m doing something wrong or what but I can boot in to osx but when I try to install it it says baseband issue or something. And I reburned DVDs and everything.

    • Thomas

      If you reburned then it seems that the only option left is to download a different Install DVD and test your luck with it. I recommend “iPC Univeral PPF5 10.5.6” or “XxX 10.5.6 Rev. 1.” Which install DVD were you using when you got the error?

  175. brendon

    thomas i think i have fallen in love no homo ;) thank so much kind sir ill let you know how it goes

  176. brendon

    hey i got it to work thx everything runs so smooth and nice but there is one major problem i have no internet idk if i missed some drivers or what but it sux so bad do u have any idea what could be wrong im using a 1525 so…..
    thx for help i apreciate it greatly

  177. brendon

    when i go to install the cd it works fine but then once its at like 2% is says could not install volumes/macosx baseband or something like that does aanyone no what that is and how to get rid off ir or bypass it

  178. Thomas

    I don’t believe so. It can easily be done in Windows and probably Linux, just not OS X yet on our laptops.

  179. Stupid.Cool.Nerds

    Thanks @Thomas, So theres no other way?

  180. Thomas

    Currently the only Video Out port working is the VGA port. That being said, it might not work entirely in OS X because you have to set it up from your Laptop Screen.

  181. Stupid.Cool.Nerds

    Extreme Help Needed!

    I was on vacation and my dell inspiron 1525 screen crack/broke. I didn’t really worry to much about the damage because I juss knew I could use the S-Video port |O| port now.
    I removed the screen and top part of the laptop,
    I have it hooked up to an old dell dimensions CRT monitor.
    Every time I install the Kalyway 10.5.2 Disc.
    I have the chance to install everything but after everything is installed the monitor shuts off and I’ve waited 15mins to wake up but it juss doesn’t work.
    Can anybody tell me anything to help me I’ve tired everything.
    I’m running windows 7 right now and its cool but I need my Hackintosh back ASAP!
    I thought about buying a LCD or juss getting the screen replaced but I would like to see if theres a way around this first.

  182. Ducky

    Well. Still not working.

    This is what happens:
    london-burdens-macpro31:~ londonburden$ sudo su -; chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; /Users/londonburden/Documents/Dell/Broadcom-Script/bcm43xx_enabler.sh

    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your typing whenusing sudo. Type “man sudo” for more information.

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

    Password:
    chmod: bcm43xx_enabler.sh: No such file or directory
    You need to have root-privelages!
    To run this script, simply type ‘sudo /Users/londonburden/Documents/Dell/Broadcom-Script/bcm43xx_enabler.sh’ and enter your password
    london-burdens-macpro31:~ londonburden$

    the thing is — we haven’t set a password. Is this a problem? How do we set it up…? I’m really, really confused.

    And yes, we tried typing sudo su, then enter, didn’t enter a password, since we hadn’t made one — and then dragged in the script and pressed enter.

  183. Thomas

    Ducky- You are over complicating this step. All you have to do is type “sudo su” w/o quotes, type your password, hit enter, and then drag and drop the script onto terinal and hit enter.

  184. Ducky

    Okay. So after extracting bcm43xx_enabler.sh to the desktop, my friend opened Terminal and typed in

    sudo su – /Users/(her user name)/Desktop/bcm43xx_enabler.sh

    and it gave the standard warning about using sudo, and asked to confirm password (which she did — none) and it did not then offer any further prompts but instead provided “(firstname-lastname)-Macpro31:~ username$

    What are we doing wrong? We’ve attempted to do this per 3 different people’s advice/guides with slight variations and none have worked. Please help?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Anyone have some very, very specific directions as to how to execute this step? Clearly we’re terminal n00bs who are doing something wrong, but we can’t figure out what exactly we’re doing. If anyone understands what the guide is asking, and could possibly hand-feed us every little possible baby inbetween step that would be obvious to anyone who knew what on earth they were dealing with…? Screencaps aren’t even necessary — just exact instructions on what to do, since clearly we’re missing something and trying to run the program incorrectly in Terminal.

    (If you want to email us — go ahead and do it at suzume.tori [AT] gmail.com )

  185. Thomas

    London- Try booting with “-f -v -x” w/o quotes and see if you are able to get in to the system. Also, CD’s and DVD’s are not a very good option for making backups. Go to https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/backing-up-your-data-the-where-why-and-how/ to get a complete guide on backing up your data in OS X.

  186. London

    Hi! I’ve the same version of the Inspiron as you and I’d gotten to the point where I uploaded the kernals and restarted–now I’m getting the following error:

    “Failed to load extensions com.orByte.driver.PCGenUSBEHCI.”

    The disk I used to backup the original kernals isn’t functioning, it apparently didn’t burn right, so I’m not sure what I can do at this point to fix it. Help please? /meek

    Thanks!

  187. chiareu

    Thx Thomas.
    Understand that Inspiron 1525 shall be run just fine with “iPC Universal PPF5”.
    :) After long war – approx 7 reinstals (user errors :))) of Kalyway to work fine (but without USB, TrackPad work in the end), now I’m going to kill him again and test iPC :)

    To the test zone… Thx again!

  188. Thomas

    Chiaeru- To avoid the whole slew of problem you seem to be facing and you will most likely face in the future, I recommend you do a clean install with iPC Universal PPF5 and then use the guide on this site to upgrade to 10.5.7.

  189. chiareu

    istalled 10.5.3 on Inspiron 1525 (2Ghz, 2Gb DDR, 250Gb HDD version)

    – run OK, with WiFi and Sound.
    – didn’t work TrackPad and USB devices.

    Other kernel update will freeze the sistem (at this time, Software Update want to install 10.5.7 – skip it). tested few time. so keep on 10.5.3

    Conclusion:
    Only major issue is with USB. can’t use any USB drive/stick, card reader or else.

    Any solution?

  190. wadziu

    Sorry my fault I should look for that before

  191. Thomas

    wadziu- Don’t bother looking around the site before asking questions that have already been answered numerous times.
    https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/working-ethernet-for-all/

  192. wadziu

    Hey,
    After installation I my OS X does not wee Ethernet card and CD/DVD drive, does anywone has cure for that, any clues ?

  193. Thomas

    R.R.Hussain- If you just installed 10.5.2 then instead of troubleshooting issues and having to upgrade, download a newer isntall disc such as iPC Universal PPF5 10.5.6 or XxX 10.5.6.

  194. R.R.Hussain

    Dear sir i install mac x 10.5.2 in DELL INSPIRON 1525 my USB not working
    please tell me what is the problem and how i can fix it thankyou
    i m waiting of your value able answer,

    Thank you
    R.R.Hussain

  195. please help!!!

    hi richard this is a great tutorial you made for inspiron 1525 and it helped me alot even though i used iAtkos 5i. i just wanted to know how the midnight dock thing worked because i didn’t understand the instructions provided in there.
    and also everything is working except playing avi files and other video files on it. youtube works fine but i think its a video problem b/c im using vlc and it should work fine but no video appears only sound. so please help me out if u can

    thanks and i really appreciate it

  196. Jonathan

    hey i need to know if the Mobile Intel® GM965 Express Chipset is the samething or if it is related to Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100???

  197. Thomas

    The screen you are seeing is a Kernel Panic. You were supposed to update the kernel to 9.3 when installing but if I remember correctly, when upgrading from 10.5.3 to 10.5.4 you need to boot with update -v or something of the sort. Regardless, I suggest you backup your computer and then install 10.5.7, the latest version of windows. https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/os-x-1057-installation-guide/

  198. Keljaden

    When I try to update from 10.5.3 to 10.5.4 using the software update, the reboot just leads me to an error screen which tells me to reboot, what went wrong? Was I not supposed to update the kernal to 9.3 when I did the combo update. And why you do the combo update, you only select the bottom kernal, the not-vanilla one, correct?

  199. Thomas

    Ben- Open terminal, type “sudo su” w/o quotes and hit enter, type your password, and then hit enter. Then, drag the install script into the terminal and hit enter.
    Follow the prompts and when it finishes, go to Disk Utility and then Repair Permissions. Then reboot and it should work.

  200. Ben

    I can’t the internet working. I have sound but I can’t get the WiFi working. I tried typing what you said to but it said that the command didn’t exist. I have also dragged the bcm43xx_enabled.sh into the terminal window and got it to work that way, but when I reboot nothing has changed and there is no internet.

  201. Thomas

    Well you can always install OS X on your laptop but the hardware will most likely all be different. We specialize in the Inspiron 1525 so we won’t really be able to help that much.

  202. DreW

    Hi, I’d like to know if this works in a inspiron 1420 and how to install.

  203. Thomas

    Frizkie, I saw you say that you finally got QE/CI support on your 1680√ó1050 resolution. Do you mind sharing how you got it so the next guy asking that question can receive a quick answer.

  204. Frizkie

    I’ll continue talking about this on the iPC blog comments.

  205. Frizkie

    I was trying to follow this tutorial from this comment:

    http://macyourpc.com/2009/03/10/dell-inspiron-1525-hackintosh-ipc-guide/comment-page-1/#comment-15

    But when I boot using -s it just goes to sleep like it always does and doesn’t give me a prompt to type things in.

  206. Thomas

    You don’t have to although it is strongly advised.

  207. Frizkie

    Tried those before, no luck. Do I have to repair disk permissions after I install kexts every time?

  208. Thomas

    Frizkie- I want you to install the kexts at https://www.dailyblogged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ci-kexts.zip and see what they do for you. I honestly have never heard the Inspiron 1525 of having a 1680×1050 resolution before.

  209. Frizkie

    OK. I can get everything installed, but when I apply the x3100 kexts after install I can’t get past the black screen. I can’t find any good kexts! I’m on a 1680×1050 screen. Before installing the video kexts I can get 1680×1050 resolution but my cursor is a jumbled mess and I don’t have QE/CI on any resolution.

  210. Thomas

    For anyone following this and possibly has the same issue, I suggested that you install a different Kernel and it fixed your issue.

  211. Ben

    I can’t seem to burn the folder ‘.HFS+ Private Directory Data’ on the Kalyway 10.5.2 ISO/HFS+ hybrid image. I’ve already wasted a 2 DVDs…

  212. Frizkie

    I got it all on a DVD and used this tutorial:

    http://macyourpc.com/2009/03/10/dell-inspiron-1525-hackintosh-ipc-guide/

    Unfortunately, like before, I can’t get past the wake up screen. I stick at the black screen. I’ve tried:

    -v -f
    -v -f -x
    -v -f -s
    -s

    No luck. Any tips?

    I don’t have the x3100 drivers checked on install.

  213. Genaro Bonilla

    Hey if you want an easy way to install the broadcom patch. I have it in an installer package.

    http://macyourpc.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/broadcom.zip

  214. Frizkie

    OK I’ve got all the customize options set according to this tutorial:

    http://macyourpc.com/2009/03/10/dell-inspiron-1525-hackintosh-ipc-guide/#more-29

    And when I reboot I get a black screen after waking from sleep. I’ve tried all these options:

    -v -f
    -s
    -v -f -x
    -v -f -s

    Nothing is getting me to the post-install screen.

  215. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    hey man, i tried to add u in AIM but ur name that u posted not there

    ( TomPic823 ), so here is my mail ( WhYSoOoSerious07@aim.com or WhY.SoOo.Serious@hotmail.com )

    i did reinstall leopard & when i got to the point restart and remove the dvd i hit f8 and typed -v -f and a black screen poped up then i closed the lid and when it went to sleep , i opened the lid up and bam

    my laptop freezed

  216. Thomas

    Zishan- Open terminal and then type “sudo su”. Enter your password and hit enter. Then drag the broadcam script to the window and hit enter.

  217. Thomas

    At this current point in time, are you able to boot into Leopard and get to your desktop? If not then what are you able to get to? Also I forget your Screenname for AIM so send me an IM and I can give you quicker support because it seems you have quite a few issues. In case you forgot mine is TomPic823. Anyone else besides for WhY.SoOo.Serious that is reading this is welcome to IM me if they have an issue and need instant support.

  218. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    I did it with Gparted live cd& it worked

    i installed leopard and the first moment i am in leopard i installed chameleon bootloader and then restart

    i tried to patch DSDT.aml but the file isn’t in the partition

    the bootloader freezes couple of time when i tried the sleep trick

    finally i logged back to leopard and nothin, if i hit restart, it won’t

    i just hold down the power botton

    So now i am in vista & waitin 4 ur help

  219. Thomas

    I think Windows will automatically create the fourth partition as a login one. Create it in Gparted Live and that will fix it.

  220. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    it is still logic partition

    i did delete twice till i got the black tab ( unallocated space )

    I created new one, and nothin still logic

  221. Thomas

    WhY.SoOo.Serious- Using Disk Management within Windows, you need to delete the partition. Once its deleted, you then need to right-click on the deleted partition and you will see the option to delete it again. This will then change it to a primary partition so that you can make the new partition. And I do not want you to reinstall MediaDirect.

    Frizkie- You will be able to use Software Update to get all the patches (if you are on 10.5.6 then all current updates to date are safe to install). The airport patches will just require you to reinstall the Broadcom script and then it will work again. As for 10.5.7, because it hasn’t been released I cannot guarantee anything yet because no one knows if you can simply upgrade with it or if a clean install is required.

  222. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    I deleted the Media Direct partition ( Was around 2.5 giga& primary )

    I deleted the leopard partition, and i created a new one out of the unallocated space, the problem is the partition is logical not primary, i tried to create a primary one but i couldn’t ( maybe i don’t know the right way )

    Now i am havin 4 partition as follow

    http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6361/97373292.jpg

    3 primary& 1 logic

    How to convert it to Primary?

    P.S I used to have 4 primary partition as i mentioned before and u were

    Confused about it, So help PLz

  223. Frizkie

    Checking back in. I got some better torrent speeds, burning my DVD right now. I’ll install ‘er in the afternoon, and check back up with any problems. Just wondering, because iPC is 10.5.6, can I use software update to get the rest of the patches like 10.5.7 and so on?

    Thanks
    Frizkie

  224. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    I suggest you delete the media direct partition, temporarily shrink the windows partition to expand the deleted mediadirect partition, boot into OS X to clone your install to the new partition, delete the extended partition, expand the OS X partition with the space from the deleted extended partition, and then shrink the OS X partition to give the space that you took away back to windows.

    i can simply delete the media direct partition, delete the mac partition, and create one primary partition out if them…Mediadirect boot button is already messed up( when i hit it, it says boot error)

    actually i don’t use media direct( i think it isn’t that awesome)

    so what do u think?

    and even i follow ur way, u mentioned that in the last step to give the windows back it’s space and to have a media direct partition again, right?

    i can’t do that cuz once i delete the MD partition, i have to reinstall form the dvd that shipped with the laptop which will reformat and repartition the whole Hard Disk.

  225. Thomas

    You can’t set the partition active because it is an extended partition. NEVER INSTALL AN OPERATING SYSTEM AS AN EXTENDED PARTITION. So that you do not have to reinstall OS X to move it to a primary partition, I suggest you delete the media direct partition, temporarily shrink the windows partition to expand the deleted mediadirect partition, boot into OS X to clone your install to the new partition, delete the extended partition, expand the OS X partition with the space from the deleted extended partition, and then shrink the OS X partition to give the space that you took away back to windows

  226. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    When i removed the entry in EasyBCD , i used the Gparted live cd

    then from the flag menu i found it is already boot

    i can’t set the partition as active

    i tried diskpart in vista and it said that it couldn’t br done cuz the type of the partition ( extended)

    i put back the entry in easybcd, then i set up chameleon and it works with the vistabootloader

    i have first the vista bootloader, theb when i chose leopard , The chameleon boot pop up ( it looks pretty good)

    any way i couldn’t find the dsdt.aml yet and i am still stucking with the lid trick

    so shall i set it up again?

    if i have to, i wanna merge the recovery partition with themac partition

    to be one primary partition to avoid the extended error

  227. Thomas

    We will worry about ethernet later. First, you need to remove the OS X entry from EasyBCD and then use Gparted LiveCD to set OS X as the boot partition. This will then allow you to use Chameleon which will load your dsdt.aml

  228. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    I am gonna install it from the packager,but do i have first to remove the entry from easybcd ( if i do that, it won’t boot to leopard)?

    Also What about the Ethernet

    it says that i am connected but there is no internet or even an icon in the task bar in vista to notify me

  229. Thomas

    In order for dsdt.aml to work, you need to be booting from Chameleon and not the Vista bootloader. Also, make sure you have the most recent version of Chameleon installed (the version that installs with the OS X install DVD IS NOT the newest version). You can get it at https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/new-chameleon-say-what/. If you are booting through Chameleon and it still doesn’t work then go to https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/adding-a-dsdtaml-to-older-installs/#comment-2562 to get a dsdt.aml for your system.

  230. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    The thing that confuses me is that you said you have 4 primary partitions and 1 extended partition. This is impossible if you are on MBR because it only supports up to 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition. And it would probably fix you issue if you just set your OS X partition as active with GParted Live so that you can use the Chameleon bootloader (the much easier method) to boot to any of your partitions.
    —————————————————-

    it confuses me too, i don’t get it any way i am in mac now

    i used easybcd to be able to log to leopard

    everything work like a charm expect that every time i logged to leopard i have to close the lid then open it again to log in

    the problem is i can’t find the DSDT.aml and so i didn’t patch it

    another thing the Ethernet says connected but there is no interent

    i even enter the ip and subcheck net mamually and nothin

    the wirless work

    P.S I am now in Leopard&it is Awesome( Vista Sucks&Apple Rocks)

  231. Thomas

    The thing that confuses me is that you said you have 4 primary partitions and 1 extended partition. This is impossible if you are on MBR because it only supports up to 4 primary partitions or 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition. And it would probably fix you issue if you just set your OS X partition as active with GParted Live so that you can use the Chameleon bootloader (the much easier method) to boot to any of your partitions.

  232. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    Finally i get done, i just added an entry to the bootloader by using EasyBCd, then Bam, I am in mac ,,, Awesome Dude

    But i have another problem

    when i first run in mac, i tried to patch the DsDT.aml, but it isn’t there in my drive, so i justed open up Kext helper and apply the kexts

    and then restart, and i never able to log back to leopard

    first time i had an error massage to hold down the power botton( i did )

    and then start up the lap agian and it won’t open mac

    even i try to hit f then type down ( -v -f )
    and nothin

    So what’s wrong?

    Do I have to reinstall or what?

    Also where is my DsDT.aml File( It is not in the mac root) I searched every where

  233. Frizkie

    Well, my download speeds perked up again. I’m getting iPC 10.5.6 Final Version over a few MegaUpload links. I’ll report back. Thanks for your help.

  234. Zishan

    i do not get the part after you download and unzip the “Dell Inspiron 1525 Drivers”. it says to open brodcom script and then type in the “sudo…” but where do i type that? in the terminal? and when i do it simple says that chmod and sh not found. PLEASE HELP, i really need wifi on this

  235. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    i repaired the vista boot loader and i am now back in vista

    but where is mac?

    where is the post instillation process?

  236. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    i repartition my c

    i have now 4 primary partition

    vista 200 GIGA, recovery 10, mediadirect 2.5GIGA, and OEM 125 MEGA

    i have 20 giga as extended partition

    i load up the ipc dvd and follow the guide ( http://macyourpc.com/2009/03/10/dell-inspiron-1525-hackintosh-ipc-guide/ ), when i finihed installing and when i try to reboot for the post installing an error pop up and say ( Error : Boot error)

    i hit f8 to write -v -f and nothin

    i insterted the dvd again and while restarting i hit f8 and nothin but when i am hittin f12 to chose to boot from dvd the drawin loader pop up and i write down -v -f , it does load alot of stuff till to reach to the install process again

    plz Thomas help me cuz i am stuck

    do u think this prob cuz i am havin 4 primary partition?

    do i have to repaire the vista bootloader?

    where is the heck is the post installition screen?

    Help!!!!!!!!!

  237. Thomas

    Kalyway was very hit and miss with drivers. It would really be beneficial to use a more recent version such as iPC. Just leave it downloading over night and it will be done real soon. Which torrent client are you using to download it.

  238. Frizkie

    Well, I’m having trouble not only with seeds, but my internet speed as well. If there is anything I can do to get Kalyway working, I’d like to do that, but if it’s important I can wait. There’s no possible way?

    Thanks
    Frizkie

  239. Frizkie

    Don’t you love 20kb/s download speeds? Horrible seeds. Crazy. I might try some rapidshare links tomorrow afternoon.

  240. Thomas

    Alright. The bay of thieves, as Richard puts it, has the iPC 10.5.6 Universal PPF5 Final that I was referring to before. Thats the one you need so definitely go for that one.

  241. Frizkie

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll check the usual places, and report back!

  242. Thomas

    Kalyway was once a stud but now its old, washed-up, and all wrinkly. I suggest you get “iPC 10.5.6 Universal PPF5 Final”. It will not only install the lastest version of OS X and newer, more reliable drivers, but I can also tell you everything you need to check during the install in order to get your system up and running like it should be.

  243. Frizkie

    Kalyway 10.5.2.

  244. Thomas

    Frizkie- Which OS X Build are you using to install OS X and which version is it (Kalyway 10.5.2, iPC 10.5.6, etc.)

  245. Frizkie

    It seems that when I try and wake up my computer after installing and using the -v -f boot flags, I can’t wake my computer up with my mouse or keyboard. When I hit the power button to wake it up, it wakes up but only gives me a black screen. No luck. This is what happened to me before, and when I selected all the kernels on install it was solved. What can I do? Thanks.

  246. Frizkie

    Ok, no kernels. This is EVERYTHING I have checked.

    -Additional Fonts

    Under Audio Drivers,
    -Intel NVIDIA VIA ATI HD Audio Controller
    -NVIDIA AC97
    -Realtex Sigmatel Conexant AnalogDevices HD Audio Codec

    Under Networks_Drivers, and then under Networks_Cards,
    -AppleBCM440XEthernet
    -AppleBCM5751Ethernet
    -AppleRTL8169Ethernet
    -MarvellNetworkAdapter
    -RealtekR1000

    Under Networks_Drivers, and then Wifi_Cards,
    -IO80211Family (support for airport broadcom and at…
    -wifi_Atheros_Adapter

    Under Mobo_Chipsets,
    -AppleNForceATA
    -AppleOnboardPCATA
    -AppleVIAATA
    -AppleGenericPCATA
    -SiliconImage3132

    Under Thirds_Applications,
    -Growl
    -iPhoro
    -macam_iusbcam

    Under Patches, then Hardcoded_SMBIOS,
    -Lastnetkassmbios

    Under Patches,
    -PCGenUSB_Fix
    -Francais_pc_keyboard_layout

    —————-

    That’s what I’ll be installing with.

    Thanks for helping me so much, I see that you’ve been helping us for a long time. Good work.

  247. Thomas

    You SHOULD NOT install any graphics drivers. Under Kernels you SHOULD NOT SELECT ANY. This will automatically use the default mach_kernel which is the most stable.

  248. Frizkie

    Oh, and I’m on the older, silver, model. I bought it last year.

  249. Frizkie

    OK I’m going to reinstall. If this one messes up, I have a question. Under the kernels section of the customize install part, which ones should I be checking? On the install I’m doing now, I checked the Sleep Kernel and the Vanilla Kernel.

  250. Frizkie

    Well, I opted for a high-resolution screen when I bought my computer. Positive it’s 1680×1050. You said I SHOULDN’T pick my graphics drivers on the customize install part? I did pick them, but it seemed the only way that I could get into the post installation. I’ll try it again one more time.

  251. Thomas

    And if you have the GMA X3100 graphics card then, if you didnt select and graphics kexts when installing, you should gave QE/CI support already. A quick easy way to tell is to look at the menu bar and if it is transparent, you have QE/CI.

  252. Thomas

    I have never heard of the Inspiron 1525 supporting that high of a resolution. Are you on the newest model of 1525’s (the ones with the black body instead of silver)? Also, which disc did you use to install DVD (Kalyway 10.5.2, iPC 10.5.6, etc.)
    And to fix your issue, when you get the black screen trying closing the laptop to make it sleep and then opening it to wake it backup like you did when you first installed OS X.

  253. Frizkie

    Are you on an Inspiron 1525? And the mouse issues probably have to do with you not having QE/CI support.

    Oh, didn’t see you post that. Yes, I’m on a 1525. How can I get QE/CI support?

  254. Frizkie

    Well, I have the previous problem, (see above comment) and a new one. Once I install the Combo Update and (leaving it open and not restarting) install the kernel and restart, I get a black screen after I do the sleep trick. I should see my desktop. Any idea what’s up?

  255. Thomas

    Are you on an Inspiron 1525? And the mouse issues probably have to do with you not having QE/CI support.

  256. Frizkie

    Actually, I got it working. I had to tick all the kernels on a fresh install. New problem. ONLY on my native resolution (1680×1050) my cursor is a jumbled mess of black and white lines. I can still somewhat click with it. However, anything other than my native resolution I see the cursor fine. Just some driver problem?

  257. Frizkie

    I don’t see any PS2 or USB fixes on install customization.

  258. Thomas

    Frizkie- It is odd that even a USB Mouse would not work. I would follow Genaro’s suggestion of reinstalling and selecting either a USB fix or a Keyboard fix, but not both.

  259. Genaro Bonilla

    Frizkie- It mostly likely is because you didn’t choose a PS2 fix as one of the drivers on the install, you can either get a usb mouse and keyboard or do the installation over again and make sure to choose the PS2 fix.

  260. Frizkie

    So I got install going, finished that. I go into -v -f as I boot up without the disk, let it sleep – when I open the lid it instantly wakes up and I can’t get a response from my touchpad, USB mouse, OR my keyboard. because of this I can’t tell if it’s my peripherals or the program is locking up.

  261. Thomas

    WhY.SoOo.Serious- Thats just my personal preference but if you are going to be downloading movies, games, etc. (all legally of course) and adding pictures to iLife and music to iTunes then youre going to need some space.

  262. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    my hard drive is 250 giga

    why not less than 50 gigabyte?

    after setup the windows and a bunch of programs, it takes only around 12 giga sooo 20 giga more than enough for update and stuff

    i make the download in another partition in my desktop pc

    i know that leopard takes around 7 giga and with essential pro may will take around 10.

    so why that big ?

  263. Thomas

    How large is your Hard Drive because 20 gbs for OS X and vista is a very small amount. I would recommend no lower than 50gb. If you do not want media direct than you do not have to install it. My Hard Drive (120gb but im getting a 320gb one real soon) is set up as follows: 60gb for OS X, 40gb for Vista, and 15gb of data.

  264. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    hey dude, i packed up my data and now my dell is empty as new one

    i am havin an evil idea

    what about repartition the whole hard disk?

    20 for vista, 20 for leopard, the rest for data

    what do u think about it or shall i stick to resize the the vista partition?

    another thing, i don’t use media direct

    do i have to install it i i repartition the whole disk?

    by the way can u tell me about ur dell 1525

    how many partition do u have ?

  265. Thomas

    Never Windows Xp although I have used it on Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate multiple times on both my laptop and Desktop and no issues to date.

  266. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    did u try the gparted live cd to shrink windows partition without any data loss?

    i know u wrote that u used +20 times, but just to confirm

    a moment ago in a decent forums, 2 moderators and supervisor warrin me about gparted and told me specifically that in most cases especially when dealing with vista partition, you will eventuialy lose data

    so did u try it in vista partition or even a windows xp to shrink it?

  267. Thomas

    Just use GParted. It always gives the warning about losing data but I have used it 20+ times on multiple computers and have never had any issue.

  268. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    hey thomas, i am gonna set up leopard ( finally), i just begun by resize the vista partition and i faced vast troubles

    firts of all i asked some guys about the best pro to use and all of them warrin me about dealin with the vista partitioon cuz it will mess the vista bootloader and may not boot or will deleat data so i didn’t try any pro

    second i tried to use the disk management and it gives me only aboutt 26 mega to shrink( i have 60 giga free and i defraged the partition twice with diskkeeper and vista advanced optimizer).i tried diskpart and also no way, i tried the vista recovery cd to just open cmd and try to use diskpart, again nothin just 26 mega

    after alot of attempt and alot of askin, i fed up and i tried to used Gparted live cd and it was easy but i didn’t hit apply cuz a message poped up and told me you may loss data plz back up

    So what shall i do to resize vista without any data loss?

    P.S I have all the partitioning program so sugget whatever u want

    Another thing, i can’t pack up my data cuz i don’t have space on my other laptop ( toshiba satlitie) and my desktop is full

    Plz help cuz i fed up and it is silly not to able to create partition with 60 giga avilable,,,

    By The Way Vista Sucks

  269. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    hey thomas, i just wanna know about installing chameleon bootloader, i found a guide about it.. i don’t know about it but here it is

    1. Extract the Chameleon archive and open a Terminal window there.

    2. Use sudo -s to assume root privileges.

    3. Install boot0 to the MBR:

    fdisk -f boot0 -u -y /dev/rdisk0

    4. Install boot1h to the bootsector of your OS X partition:

    dd if=boot1h of=/dev/rdisk0s2
    5. Copy the ‘boot’ file to your root partition:

    cp boot /
    6. Make sure your OS X partition is flagged as active.

    7. Copy Themes and smbios.plist to your Extra folder:

    cp -R smbios.plist Themes /Extra
    7. Finally add any kexts you wish to /Extra/Extensions like you usually would.

    is there an easy and safe way to make it done? as the guide mentions to back up ur files&kexts cuz u may mees it up…

    this is my last request about installing :-), i have every thing ready to go just one more week ( midterm exams ) and i will be in mac world.

  270. Thomas

    Cody- There is currently development on the 4965AGN over at http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=84072&start=500 The driver is fairly stable for it but it only displays the networks and you can’t connect to any of them. This driver has been worked on for over a year now so it’s unlikely that there will ever be support for card but theres still a a chance so continue to check that thread.

  271. Cody

    Any news on the Intel 4965AGN card? I knew there was a driver for it, but that is all I have heard about the progress of the project.

  272. Thomas

    The system think that it is a real mac so no hacked iTunes or any other software is needed (to a certain exntent). But go ahead and isntall iTunes, it works just fine.

  273. kanyal

    Hi
    finally i have successfully upgraded to 10.5.5, thanks guys your work is really helpful. one question that can be helpful to all that can we update other apple software like itunes using hack version like as i am currently running 10.5.5 or it will create any problem
    Thanks

  274. Thomas

    Im sorry I misread your first comment. Expose wouldn’t change when upgrading versions and if you did it in 10.5.3 then thats it should still work regardless. Its possible that youre not going to the right corner, youre not going far enough to that corner, or you doing it too quickly before the Expose service has time to load. But if I was you I would forget the whole Sleep Trick shit and get a dsdt.aml from https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/adding-a-dsdtaml-to-older-installs/

  275. codyxx

    I understand that, but is there a problem if I already set Expose beforehand when I got into my desktop on 10.5.3?

  276. Thomas

    codyxx- When you first installed OS X you had to wait for about 15 minutes or so before you could touch your computer so that it could fall asleep. Since you didn’t set the Expose corner, you need to once again allow the computer 15 – 30 minutes to sleep so that the screen will wake back up. Once your computer sleeps and you are able to wake it back up, go over to https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/adding-a-dsdtaml-to-older-installs/ and check out how to install a dsdt.aml which replaces the Sleep Trick and doesn’t require you to do autologin.

  277. codyxx

    Okay, so I installed 10.5.2 on my Inspiron 1525, but I forgot to, initially, activate the Expose sleep display before updating to 10.5.3. Now, I finally got to the desktop of 10.5.3 and activated it, but it seems to not be working. Is there any remedy to this situation?

  278. Thomas

    Another one I want to mention real fast is RightZoom (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/30591/right-zoom) It make it so that the green resize button instead acts like windows maximize button. Its a great little program and I use it on both my hackintoshes and my real mac.

  279. Thomas

    First, could you please refrain from posting links to illegal downloads. Second, I would definitely recommend iWork 09 to you. If you’ve never heard of it or used it, it includes three programs all from Apple. Im not really sure what two of them do although I use Keynote (one of the iWork proframs) all the time as a much better alternative to PowerPoint and everything comes out much nicer. Also AppFresh https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/and-all-the-little-children-of-os-x-land-received-updates-for-ever-and-ever/ is great for updating your apps and simplyrar is beast at making rars cause you have tons of options such as password protect, compression levels, splitting the rar, and more. And its free! When I get my laptop tomorrow Ill tell you some more great ones.

  280. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    Damn it man, Stuffit is so big for archive extractor , it is about 63 mega… WinRaR is just around mega and half and it is the best for windows, any way i am gonna search for a cracked winrar mac version.
    if u wanna try it out here is the link for the latest stuffit (StuffIt Deluxe 2009 SR4 v13.0.3) …( http://rapidshare.com/files/188255684/z0r-StuffIt.Deluxe.2009.SR4.zip )

    About Speed download, i don’t try it yet but after a lot of searchin, i found that it is equal to idm. so what the heck? let’s give it a try (http://i32.ahpic.com/xfr1pi.png )… (http://rapidshare.com/files/208380368/Speed_Download_5.12.zip).

    if u know about any essential pro that i should have, just inform me

  281. Thomas

    Stuffit is by far the best archiver/extracter for macs and although it does cost money, it is widely available online and its not from a little guy either ;-). Also, have you noticed Speed Download actually make a difference or is it just BS like all those Windows programs that claim to do the same thing.

  282. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    yep, it has some pro which indeed are old and most of them are free

    i already downloaded some programs for mac as paragon NTFS, Speed Download, Zapapp, I Archiver…etc and SoOoOoN I am gonna be in mac world after my midterm exams. i can’t wait to but i have to.

    Thnx dude 4 ur instant support

  283. Thomas

    Well compare that list to all the drivers found in iPC http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4124/ipcppf5packagelistgi6.png It seems like the leohazard disc has more applications you can choose to install although most of them are outdated and free so…

  284. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    What do you think is better with this as opposed to iPC or XxX? It seems like it has the same number of fixes and drivers, possibly even less. Also, they don’t have very good english “Add upport for ICH 10, automatic installation of power menagement”

    —————————————-
    thnnx 4 ur feed back,i seemed that it contains more driver but whateve

    i am gonna stick to my version ipc and leave this rubbish. ;)

  285. Thomas

    What do you think is better with this as opposed to iPC or XxX? It seems like it has the same number of fixes and drivers, possibly even less. Also, they don’t have very good english “Add upport for ICH 10, automatic installation of power menagement”

  286. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    Hey thomas, i found an interesting new hacked leopard project

    it is LeoHazrad, i don’t know if u heard about it before but i just found it now while surfing, so i want ur opinion about it cuz i think it is so much better than other. here is the drive image (http://www.leohazard.com/images/Hazard10.5.6S.gif) and the is the home page ( http://www.leohazard.com/index-1.html)..

    waitin 4 ur feed back and i hope it is better cuz it contains bunch of stuff.

  287. Thomas

    Neal-Yes you can install OS X on an external drive. That’s actually what I did at first when I got started with this whole OSx86 project. To do so you can either use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your OS X partition to your external drive, or you can just install OS X onto your external drive using the same settings you used to install it onto your internal drive.

  288. Neal

    Also do anyone else have an issue with the ‘question mark key’ – for some reason mine doesn’t work. Everything else does – this is on both the laptop keyboard and the genuine apple usb keyboard I bought. I have to click Edit > Special Characters everytime I want to insert and question mark.
    Thanks
    Neal

  289. Neal

    This may sound like a stupid question but wondered if someone could answer it for more. Have had my 1525 running osx for about 3 months now at 10.5.4, I have installed all my apps and it has been running really solidily to the point where it has become my only computer (got rid of my windows desktop). I am quite keen to upgrade to OSX 10.5.5 and then 10.5.6 however don’t really want to ruin my set up and have to start again at 10.5.2.

    Question is – can I use an external harddrive to boot from? Would it be possible to install OSX on an external 3.5inch Drive in an ICYBox, upgrade it and play around with settings on that, once I’m happy that everything is right then apply the updates to my 1525 internal HD installation of OSX?

    Any ideas? Not sure if its possible.

  290. Thomas

    WhY.SoOo.Serious- First I want to say that your step-by-step looks good and it should work fine. Now to answer your questions in order:
    1. This will not mess up either of the two partitions as it does not even touch them
    2. Both Cores will work and unlikely some other computers, it is very stable
    3. The fan will work although the computer can get hot at times. Check out the post at https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/goddam-this-computer-is-running-hot/ for help on that
    4. You will not need the sleep trick. Instead get a dsdt.aml over at https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/adding-a-dsdtaml-to-older-installs/
    5. If you are installing 10.5.6 then you can get the battery notifier by installing https://www.dailyblogged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/power-management-1056-fixpkg.zip
    6. I am not sure about the whole .wim thing or using it with Norton Ghost but if you leave the Restore Partition intact then you should be able to restore from that.
    And don’t worry about asking so many questions… that’s why were here.

  291. kanyal

    Thanks Thomas, AppleYukon2.kext is working for 10.5.3, Now i am connect through my net cable. Also Sleep trick is working but it does not require password and there is no pop up window appear for user name and password although i have changed my password
    i am facing problem when i try t upgrade from 10.5.4 to 10.5.5 using apple website update (downloaded MacOSXUpd10.5.5.dmg) but at 68% it freez and no further activity, also on my other try after some time a pop up appear that say restart your PC by pressing power button, this window contains instruction in english, french, german and chini language.
    Can Any body figure out why it happens

    Thanks in advance
    Thanks Thomas, Richard and All people that helping others

  292. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    hey thomas, thnx dude 4 ur guide… but i am still searchin the web and reading bunch of posts to get more experience. i found an interesting topic ( http://macyourpc.com/ ) . it is about how to dual boot in safe way. i know i asked u alot about this but i am still watin cuz a lot of people screw up there hard drive the first time and i am havin midterm exams soon so i can’t mess with my laptop now, i ma just collecting all the info that i need to run it smoothly..so let me now ur opinion about the link that i posted.. my knowledge till now is that i will use gparted Live Cd to create a new partition ( HFS ) and by then i will set it as active, then i am gonna boot up my dvd to set up my leopard, first i will go to disk utility and i will format the partition again as mac os journaled and then resume the install process and i will chose from the customize menu as u mentioned before ( http://macyourpc.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ipcppf5packagelist.png ) then i will install the audio, ethernet, media key, SD Card drivers as u mentioned before, and then i will use the last verision of chameleon to make a dual boot, my questions are?

    after i did that will i mess my vista and my recovery partition?

    will the 2 core of the processor will work? i read alot about it

    will the fan work? cuz some people postin that the laptop is overheated.

    will i need the sleep trick since i didn’t chose any vga drive to install as u mentioned?

    will the battery notifier will work from it self or i have to download drive for it?

    if any thing goes worng who can i make factory restore? i burnd the *.wim image to a dvd as data. can i use norton ghost?

    sorry dude for askin alot but u seemed that u havin experince about it.

    thnx 4 ur sharing :).

  293. steve0suprem0

    marcelo,
    forgive me if i’m misunderstanding, but i think you might need to repartition your drive. utilities->disk utility on the top status bar during install. hope that helps

  294. MARCELO

    The problem is select a invalid configuration, after re-install not select drives, the installation rum OK! Affter 15 mit black screen the welcome and user config is rum perfect! Sorry my bad english.
    And thank you for this tutorial!! Perfect!!!

  295. MARCELO

    AFFTER BOOT MY COMPUTER SLEEP AND AFFTER 15 MINUTES IT’S NOT GO POST INSTALATION??

  296. steve0suprem0

    for anyone who gives a rat’s ass:

    i couldn’t get world of warcraft to install from disk on my hackbook, and after a bunch of research i found out about a file called carbonlib_fix.pkg. it’s in some foreing language, italian i think (most likely not italian, pfffft.). anyway, just tell it OK and you shouldn’t have any problems installing after that. it actually runs a bit better on my hackbook than the same computer running the vista it came with. eff YOU, mr. gates!

    oh, i know this is slightly OT, sorry. i use my computer for interwebs, itunes and warcraft. if i could get the power management to work, i’d have a perfect excuse to delete my windows partition!

  297. Nathan

    Thomas, I use iatkos 5i its the only one i have. I would download iPC but im too lazy downloading movies. I just redid my install and trying out the thing you told me to try. Ill reply once ive installed it and on 10.5.6

  298. Richard

    zoharxero,

    My HackBook is set to Adobe RBG and it seems to work fine. Since I do professional graphic and web design on this laptop, the right color is important and I’ve had no problems with this setting.

  299. James

    Thomas, thanks for your help I’ve finally got my laptop auto-booting into Mac OSX. The solution was to add the following lines to my ‘.com.apple.Boot.plist’ file in the ‘Extra’ folder of my Macintosh HD. I’m not sure whether it makes any difference but I installed Chameleon with the package installer rather than the terminal.

    Changes to the boot file:

    ‘Timeout
    1’

    Everything seems to be working fine now, just need to figure out how to keep tap click after rebooting my laptop, it seems to work when applied during the current session but once you reboot the setting is lost. Even after making the chagnes through the Keyboard pref pane from 10.5.5.

    Thanks,
    James.

  300. zoharxero

    Maybe is only me but the colors of my hackbook look washed and blueish for my eyes, tried Adobe RGB profile and played a little with ColorSync but i don´t like the results, found a little app called SuperCal (http://www.bergdesign.com/supercal/) is old and shareware but made a color profile that i like more, probably the same can be made with ColorSync expert mode but SuperCal has a nice step by step instructions.

    I uploaded the color profile if someone wants to try it and see what i mean (you cant really see how bad the colors are until you compare to something else), i am not an color expert or use a calibration device… i just played with it until found it looks better (of course is a personal preference).

    Here is the file:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=e945eb0d67fcf107d9d5c56d04dfa8b0e04e75f6e8ebb871

    Just unzip and copy to “/your_user_folder/Library/ColorSync/Profiles/” open “System Preferences -> Displays -> Color” if not listed uncheck “Show Profiles for this display only” and select “Dell 1525”.

    Maybe someone with more knowledge can make a more mac-like color profile and share with us.

  301. Thomas

    Zulu- The disk will be write protected so you will still need a root password. Besides, the instructions call for a sudo or two so a password is needed anyway

  302. Zulu

    Thomas, Thanks. I am assuming that an attached NTFS USB drive will show up if I use the install disk. I can use disk utility to reimage from the super duper image. That way when I run terminal, I can install Chameleon from the USB drive. I am wondering if I need a root password to modify the partition with Chameleon as I do when I run from a regular install.

  303. Thomas

    Nathan- What Distro do you currently have installed and which do you plan on installing?

  304. Nathan

    Thanks Thomas.
    Im gonna do a clean install in a couple of days of my OSX so ill reinstall everything. This OSX install wasnt that good anyway.

  305. Thomas

    Nathan- try reinstalling the keyboard and mouse preference pane from 10.5.5 because in 10.5.6 the trackpad became its own pane. To install, download the file, unzip it, and then double click it. It should now be installed again in the Keyboard and mouse pane. https://www.dailyblogged.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/keyboardprefpane.zip

  306. Nathan

    When I use the ApplePS2Trackpad it messes up my mouse then i look in System Prefs and theres no trackpad option. What should i do? And tap to click dosent work with it.

  307. Thomas

    Zulu- Everything that you want to do can actually be done from the OS X install disc. You can run the terminal from the Utilities menu on the disc. Also, you can image your HDD and even restore your HDD to an image all from Disk Utility which can also be found in the Utilities Menu on the disc.

  308. Zulu

    I am wondering if there is a way to build a Mac OS X liveDVD, something like Kalaway 10.5.2, but with the ability to run super duper, and a terminal. That way I can easily re-image my computer without keeping a bootable partition on my USB drive. I need super duper to re-image my hard drive, and then terminal to install Chameleon manually.

    Any ideas?

  309. James

    Hi Thomas,

    I tried updating the file as you said but with no success as yet. After the initial BIOS check I’m still getting the Chameleon screen with the icons for Dell Utility and Mac OSX and still have to hit enter with OSX selected to continue.

    The file currently looks as follows:

    Kernel
    mach_kernel
    Kernel Flags

    Timeout
    0

    Thanks,
    James.

  310. Thomas

    You can set the timeout in Chameleon to 0 so that Chameleon will automatically start booting OS X instead of displaying the two partitions to choose from. To change this, go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration and drag com.apple.boot.plist to your desktop. Then open the copy on your desktop and find where it says Timeout and directly below it change the number within
    to 0. Save the file and then drag it back over to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ and accept all the prompts that appear. This should be just what you need. Let me know how it goes.

  311. James

    Yeah thanks for the help Thomas, I no longer need the sleep trick :)

    I just need to figure out how to get my laptop to auto boot into OSX, it is currently giving me the option of either Dell Utility or OSX. Do I need to keep Dell Utility, or is there anyway I can get rid of it from the bootloader?

    Cheers.

  312. Thomas Piccirello

    Kanyal- The kext to get ethernet working works on version below 10.5.7, although I just dont know how low you can go with the version before it doesn’t work. I have seen many reported cases of the kext working on 10.5.6 but it should have no problem on 10.5.3. Worst case scenario is that after installing it your ethernet still doesn’t work. But give it a shot and let us know how it goes for you.

  313. kanyal

    Thanks Thomas.
    One thing want to clear, i have MAC OS x 10.5.3 running, for ethernet working should i have to upgrade it to 10.5.7 or the provided kext will work with 10.5.3
    don’t mind i new to mac

    Thanks in advance

  314. Thomas Piccirello

    So now you no longer need the sleep trick?

  315. James

    Cheers for that Thomas. I managed to get it to work in the end. It told my to restart, which I did. Booted from the OSX DVD, went to install on current OSX drive and selected the bootloader. It didn’t work at first, as it seemed to downgrade my bootloader back to the original.

    I installed Chameleon again and everything seems to be working fine. Many thanks :)

  316. James

    Yeah the only option I get when I double click the installer from
    within OSX is to restart, I’ll give that a go and see what happens.

    I’ve got the new Chameleon installed, but is there anyway to make it automatically boot into OSX, the only other option I have when I boot up is the ‘Dell Utility’ drive, unless there is a way of hiding this drive?

    Cheers!

  317. Thomas

    Well in the instructions I said not to restart, but you might actually be able to. Go ahead and restart and boot from the DVD. Then select your current OS X partition and uncheck everything but “DSDT Patcher” which can be found under the “Optional Bootloaders” section. Restart your computer again and upon booting into OS X your screen should display the login window.

  318. James

    Thanks for the help Thomas. I’ve got the new Chameleon up and running but when I insert the install DVD and go to the installer it’s asking me to restart. Should I be restarting and letting it boot from the install DVD?

    I didn’t want to go ahead just in case I was doing something wrong.

    Thanks again!

  319. Thomas

    James- The best method is to use dsdt.aml. Its a file that holds a lot of information about your computers hardware and when added to OS X, it helps the graphics card function its best. Resolution change is supported and the computer automatically displays the screen when the computer is turned on. To get dsdt.aml installed on your machine, you need to do two things. First is the make sure you have the latest version of chameleon installed (https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/new-chameleon-say-what/). Next step is to insert the XxX install disc into your computer WHILE YOU ARE ON OS X. When the dvd pops up on your desktop, double-click it and run the installer (from within your current install of OS X). When you get to the screen asking you what customizations and drivers you would like to install, unselect EVERYTHING (including “Essential System Software”) except for “DSDT Patcher” which can be found under the “Optional Bootloaders” section. After rebooting your screen should automatically come to life and the sleep trick will be a thing of the past.

  320. James

    Hi,

    Just a quick question. I’m up and running with 10.5.6 now (xXx Final release as recommended by Richard), but am still using the sleep trick (bottom left corner) when logging onto my laptop. Is there any better method that anyone recommends? Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    James.

  321. Cody

    Is there any way to do this and have a dual boot screen in GRUB for Ubuntu that will recognize the Mac?

    I have done some reading before hand, and I already have Ubuntu installed on my machine with a separate partition set up for OS X, but I was just wondering if there is anything I can do beforehand so as to dual-boot these two OS’s. (I’d rather not reinstall Ubuntu as I have a lot of things on here, and I really like my graphics config + programs as of now.)

  322. Thomas

    WhY.SoOo.Serious- The picture includes everything you need to select when installing. That does NOT include all the drivers you need for your computer to get everything working (ethernet, audio, etc.)The various drivers for these can be found in postings on this website.
    For audio- https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/near-perfect-audio-with-latest-applehda/
    For ethernet- https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/working-ethernet-for-all/
    For SD Card Reader- https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/sd-card-reader-working-on-hackbooks/
    For Media Keys- https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/dell-hackbook-media-keys-working/
    Any other drivers you might need are scattered around somewhere on this site so just search for the device you are trying to fix in the search bar and the top of this page.

  323. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    WhY.SoOo.Serious Reading your concerns and desire to keep your Vista, I may have some more advice for you:

    Try installing OSX on an empty (new?) external HD first, that way you are not messing with your internal HD and

    possibly loosing your current Vista.

    Are you sure your D drive is empty? This is typically the RECOVERY partition for Vista. Verify (with a GParted Live

    CD) What your partition table looks like. Mine was like this:
    1. DellUtility (very small)
    2. Recovery (about 10 GB)
    3. OS (220 GB)
    4. Extended partition with:
    – MediaDirect (2,5 GB)
    ———————————

    hey man, thnx 4 ur advice. my hard drive partition is just the same as u

    but i copied the recovery partition into my c drive and i burned the recovery image to a dvd…u tellin me to set

    it up first on another hard drive, did u face any prob with the installation cuz i read alot about this and found

    vast troubles….is the system stable, every thing will work as thomas mentioned….i just finished downloadin my

    hacked leopard and waitin to get the whole image before goin through this.
    by the way, did u see the pic that thomnas posted about what driver should be selected?…. i guess sone stuff are

    missin…

  324. kanyal

    Hi all
    i have purchased new Dell 1525 model PP29L, core 2 du, with 3GB RAM, 250Hard, WIFI, WEBCAM etc

    I have installed MAC OS on it, it has sleep problem, i try your trick but i saved rc.local, it say permission denied,
    i used this command for permissions
    chmod +x /etc/rc.local but it says no such file or dir
    how can i do this
    Also my LAN is not Working for mac, it is Marvell Yukon 88E8040
    any know to make it work

    Thanks

  325. Thomas Piccirello

    OMG there’s an Inspiron 1545 now? Some of the hardware fixes may not work because the new Inspiron would most likely have different components. Other things such as the new chameleon bootloader and apps posted on this site are universal and will work on any computer running OS X.

  326. William R. Cousert

    Will this work on the new 1545?

  327. shadowfire36

    i have a inspirion 1525 with kalaway 10.5 vanilla . everything works except my audio . i only have audio through my headpohones or my hdmi , but not the internal speakers . does anyone know what problem i may have?
    it has a sigmatel 92x chipset

  328. Osmac

    WhY.SoOo.Serious Reading your concerns and desire to keep your Vista, I may have some more advice for you:

    Try installing OSX on an empty (new?) external HD first, that way you are not messing with your internal HD and possibly loosing your current Vista.

    Are you sure your D drive is empty? This is typically the RECOVERY partition for Vista. Verify (with a GParted Live CD) What your partition table looks like. Mine was like this:
    1. DellUtility (very small)
    2. Recovery (about 10 GB)
    3. OS (220 GB)
    4. Extended partition with:
    – MediaDirect (2,5 GB)

  329. Thomas

    WhY.SoOo.Serious- You can find a list of everything you need to select when installing iPC 10.5.6 over at http://macyourpc.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ipcppf5packagelist.png
    About sizing your partition- If you think OS X is going to become your primary OS then you should probably make it about 100gb. If it isnt then I would make it to about 40gb. You can both shrink your C Drive and expand your D drive in Gparted without any data loss so be sure to use that.
    And for your final question about installing the Video driver for GMA X3100- DO NOT install the driver when installing OS X because this will only lead to issues in the future. Do not select any video drivers when installing (just select whats selected in the list found at the link I gave you).

  330. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    thnx Buddy 4 u fast reply

    u really make me happy cuz i get it now

    i am downloading ipc OSx86 Universal FinaL, and i am gonna try it sure, and i will post my feed back

    just little question dude… when i set it up, i have only to chose the compatiable driver for my laptop not all cuz some hacker posted a video on Youtube and did that…a nother thing i am havin two partition
    (C) which is around 220 giga and have windows on it
    (D) 10 giga and empty
    is the d is enough 4 mac or not?
    if not when i partition with gparted can i resize it without loss od data on C,,, i know it is horrible to have 22o giga as windows but that’s the way it came with, and i didn’t do anything about it..

    i found on the torrent comment and quoted ” tried it on a Toshiba Satellite U305-2804
    had some problems when installing (the black screen with mouse)
    but the only solution i found is simply not to install the video driver (Intel GMAX3100)
    i did that and it worked perfectly (no visual glitches or slowdowns whatsoever)”

    What do u think about that?

    sorry dude for askin a lot but i really wanna know before doin any thing…

  331. Thomas Piccirello

    WhY.SoOo.Serious- To answer your questions in order:
    1)The best hacked leopard is either XxX Rev 1 or iPC Universal PPF5 Final
    2)The card reader actually does work and theres a post on how to get that working along with getting many other things working on this site. Currently, what doesn’t work is HDMI, S-Video, modem, and VGA Mirrored Display (Extended Display works great).
    3)The easiest way to dual boot OS X and Windows is to boot from the gparted Live cd, create an HFS partition, set that partition to active, and then install Leopard onto that partition. After doing that you probably want to check out the post also on this site about installing the latest version of Chameleon.
    This should help you get started and feel free to write back if you have anymore problems.

  332. WhY.SoOo.Serious

    hey dude, thnx so much for this awesome post but i need help

    i am soooo freakin confused, i read ur tutorial and a bunch of couple more in the web, and i watch around ten viedos on youtube about how to get it done, and at the end i didn’t figure it out… so simpley i have a dell inspiron 1525 with vista pre-installed. i wanna make dual boot with leoard

    first, what is the best hacked leopard that woks with it ( Kalyway, ikatos , ideneb, ippc, leo4all….etc)?

    Second, is there any problem with drivers, i read that every thing will work fine except card reader,which i don’t really care about… i wanna know how to set it up and to work functionally well with my laptop..is every thing work as ethernet, vig , sound….

    third, how to make a dual boot?
    i read about pro called Easybcd to add a root in boot loader and then useing gparted, then install the hacked mac..and others way

    SoOoOo Guys plz Help, i am confused and i wanna done it right and i really wanna try it on my laptop

  333. Thomas

    Steve0Suprem0- Good idea about waiting for 10.5.7 to be released before trying again. 10.5.7 boasts a lot of new updates and fixes so most likely a lot of things are going to be broken. But, thats why us dailybloggers are here so stay tuned for the update.

  334. steve0suprem0

    hey richard, i’m back with good news. after giving up for a couple months, i decided to try again. like i had mentioned before, the only thing i was having problems with was the dvd drive. i found my answer here:
    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=88335
    got ahold of the right ioatafamily.kext and it worked like a charm.

    thanks a whole lot for this tutorial richard, you’ve helped a whole lot of folks. i’m gonna wait for you to sort out all the headaches when 10.5.7 is released, though!

  335. Geoff

    Lol my driver pack includes the new updated audio. I use those exact kexts and have my internal mic, and switching ports working. To my knowledge it includes the newest appleHDA.kext plus the HDAenabler.kext. I just use the codec dump initially before patching with the two newer kexts that allow mic and dual headphone. Is there more recent kexts i am missing? I think it might just be confusing because i put the patching kexts in a separate folder within the audio folder. They are listed in the instructions but still probably a bad idea.

  336. Richard

    China, I’m almost certain.

  337. Cristian

    Dear all,
    Does anyone know where the new Macbooks are being manufactured: US, China, UK, Taiwan?
    Thanks

  338. Thomas

    Nathan- those BRRRRRR’ing sounds are actually quite normal. They usually happen when loading a disc and its sometimes louder than other times. To answer you question though, this cannot be caused by OS X if you havent booted into OS X yet. It is possible that it is the fault of OS X once you have booted into it, but that is still unlikely because our DVD drive has great compatibility and does not have any reported issues.
    The reason that your DVD drive is making those noises when you boot is probably because you have the DVD drive booting as a priority over the hard drive. To change the priority, press F2 when the system is booting. It should then load a blue screen with gray and white text (the BIOS). The go down to Boot Sequence under System. When Boot Sequence is highlighted, hit Enter. Then highlight your DVD Drive and hit the “d” key until it is all the way on the bottom. Just note that it might be a little different in your BIOS because I am using my desktops BIOS to write the instructionss (Im on the laptop writing this so rebooting would be impractical). Please let us know how it goes.

  339. Nathan

    Thanks Thomas,
    Yeah i would probably contact dell to get it replaced.
    Its so loud at boot like BRRRRRRRRRRRR 2 times with masive virabraton.
    Then every time i open or close the disk drive it makes that same noise.
    Again i ask could it happen because of OSX?

  340. Thomas

    Nathan- I do hear some loud noises although it is just drive spinning to read the disc. If you are hearing whirling sounds than that is expected but if not then I definitely would get it replaced by Dell.

  341. Nathan

    Hey everyone,

    My laptops making 2 loud noises at boot from the DVD drive.
    Its been happening for ages now and im just wondering does this have anything to do with OSX? Im gonna get it fixed by warrenty hopefully soon but does anyone else have this problem? So if you do have this problem please tell me.

    -Nathan

  342. Thomas

    Sorry, I forgot to include the link to the new AppleHDA. It can be found at https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/near-perfect-audio-with-latest-applehda/

  343. Thomas

    Geoff- Although that was very thoughtful of you to upload a drivers pack, I am going to have to advise people not to use the audio kexts that you included because they are extremely outdated, but to rather use the newer AppleHDA.kext package which packs loads of new features including internal mic and all that good stuff.

  344. Geoff

    I figured with all the wifi and audio complaints i would post the link to the updated drivers again. Instructions are included.

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/tozj4hdm2wd/Inspiron 1525 OSX Drivers and Codecs.zip

    Peace,
    Geoff

  345. Thomas

    To get sound working, just take a visit to https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/near-perfect-audio-with-latest-applehda/. I am not sure what you mean changing the keyboard though.

  346. roro

    Wifi is now working, after patching like 4 times, the solution was boot with -v -f

    No I need to change the keyboard and get sound

  347. roro

    Its me again, I have fix the problem, no I cant get the wifi running, I also have the Dell 1395 Wi-Fi.

    There is a possibility the location is other in my sistem? I receive the OK message after the patch, LAN is not working also.

  348. roro

    Everything was working fine with 10.5.2 but when I put the update to 10.5.3 with modbid i dont get video, only a first blue screen but then only black, I know it is working because I manage to turn it off.

    How can I go back to try the vanilla or restore the kernel backup? Or what should I do?

  349. Richard

    According to Apple, Inc., installing Mac OS X on any hardware not purchased from Apple, Inc. is in violation of the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) that you must click “Agree” to when installing Mac OS X on your PC. Its legality has been in question for years.

    Let’s put it this way: Steve Jobs isn’t going to show up at your house and arrest you. The real crime is in illegally obtaining a copy of Mac OS X by downloading it from the Internet. Once you’ve done that it just becomes a grey area unless you plan to profit from this (eg: Selling computers with Mac OS X pre-installed).

  350. Thomas

    Monica- (in sly voice) Of course not honey, of course not.

  351. Thomas

    He wasn’t being clear enough. By install.sh he meant codec.txt (typo) to get audio working because someone people insist that there is a connection the the audio and the network in order to get Wi-fi working, all though there isn’t. And of course you can be excited, I was just busting your balls.

  352. brenda

    Isn´t this illegal?? or is it ok to do this? install mac on a windows laptop or pc?

  353. monica

    yes¡ he told me that, duh, can´t I be just excited for the triumph!? p.s he told me to drag install.sh into the cray frog icon, not into the terminal

  354. Thomas

    monica- Isn’t that what Cristian JUST told you???

  355. monica

    HEY GUYS!!! FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT CONNECT TO THE INTERNET IN YOUR DELL’S, JUST DRAG THE FILE “install.sh” into the terminal and hit enter, it will said that was successfully installed, then all you have to do is restart your laptop and you will have airport!& internet!!!!

  356. monica

    I dragged bcm43xx to the terminal window, I pressed enter and then it says to find write the destination of appleairport.kext and then I don´t know what to do and press enter, and enter until it says that it is patched sucessfully, then I repaired permision and restart but it doesn’t appear airport! help tell me well so that i can understand better I suck using terminal

  357. Cristian

    Monica,
    To install this just open terminal and tipe sudo su and hit enter
    Drag the bcm43xx_enabler.sh in that open terminal window and hit enter few times until it says it was installed. Repair permisions and restart.
    In case after having restarted computer wifi doesn’t work install sound by dragging install.sh over crazy frog.

  358. monica

    I’ve succeed at installing the combo update and kernel, help me I’m stuck in here: After you download and unzip the pack, take a look inside. Now open up a Terminal window and find the directory on your desktop, or where ever you downloaded the ZIP to. Go inside Broadcom-Script and type sudo su – ; chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh to run the installer.
    Tell me with “apples” because I dont understand what to do!

    sorry :D

  359. monica

    hey forget it richard! i did it!!! i reboot use F8 and wrote update -v and worked! it entered and login and checked it it was updated and hell yes! but thanks a lot with your tutorial! you rock!

  360. Richard

    Monica,

    Try booting with “-v -f” boot flags. Also, you may want to consider obtaining a more recent Installation DVD of 10.5.5 or 10.5.6 to start with. A lot of progress has been made since this article was written.

    Check out: https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/hackbook-running-mac-os-x-1056/

  361. monica

    Hey richard! after I installed the combo update and the kernel (I choose vanilla) it reboots and then it appears the apple logo loading but it takes to much time to finish!! is it normal? (that’s why you meant “hang on for the ride?”) or did I do something wrong? I have a dell inspiron 1525 like yours only with 80 GB HDD, 2gb ram, x3100 graphics. Please help!

  362. Thomas

    Genaro- Yes, I am using dsdt.aml although I did not isntall it myself. I selected it when installing with iPC 10.5.6

  363. Genaro Bonilla

    Thomas, you are using DSDT.aml right?

  364. Thomas

    HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT RESOLUTION CHANGE WORKS FOR GAMES!!!!!

  365. Mark

    I have the same DELL laptop in india. Except that I am told that if i fidde with it i loos the warrenty. Since its the factory etched image on the HDD (with recovery drive and dell s/w for recovery on d:). The main drive is C: and i would not rist to loose the Warrenty.

    I would like to know the way to Dual boot into Mac OSX which i want to install on extenal HDD. And not using any dual booting softwares.

  366. Richard

    Jovani,

    It’s best to now start out with a more recent build such as 10.5.5 or 10.5.6. 10.5.7 is coming out soon and to upgrade from it, you’ll need a current build.

    I recommend “XxX 10.5.6” Install DVD.

  367. Jovani Quintero

    i tried everything as it says there, and it worked, i got 10.5.2 on my lapy, however the update didnt work. it stays in the text page with 2 lines in yellow. i dont know exactly what is said… but yeah. the model of my laptop is the same as described above, except i have a 2ghz processor, 3 gb of ram, Dell wireless 1395 wlan mini card and the gfx is the Mobile intel 965 express chipset faimlyi think.. unless im lokin at the wrong thing…

    also i have no sound, no wireless, and none of the usb ports work. everythign else works fine.. i tried making this as simple as possible since im a noob, this is all i know. if anyone can help i’d surely appreciate the help.. lastly, what you guys are doing is awesome!!!!

  368. Genaro Bonilla

    I was actually one of those people who went and purchased a webcam but I was cheap and skimped out on the bezel, I just drilled a hole in my current bezel.

    Nick, in terms of the webcam your best option is “camtwist” although it doesn’t work in iChat, it increases the Framerate in a lot of applications. If you want a guide you can find your way over to my blog.

  369. Richard

    My webcam works great — I don’t have one! Hah. I’m waiting for my warranty to expire (4 months and counting) so I can buy the webcam and bezel and start playing with it in Mac OS X. I was going to do it earlier but since my bad LCD warranty replacement, I’m scared I’ll need that warranty again before too long and won’t be able to slip the webcam or fact that I took the entire laptop apart by ’em.

    I wish Dell offered an after-the-sale option to get official Dell upgrades (at Dell prices) for existing machines. Like having Dell install a webcam for me without voiding warranty. Micheal Dell, are you there?

  370. Nick Stobie

    Hey is anyone else having problems with their webcam? Mine is extremely low quality except for on certain occasions where the quality is the same as it was on Vista. Is there and kexts or anything to fix this because one of my favorite things about macs is the three way video chat which i can’t do with such a terrible webcam. And also, I know I can just buy a new webcam but it would be nice if the built-in one could work. Thanks.

  371. Thomas

    @hackercoolio
    Yo wuz good id understandz uz havin probs wiz yo inteznet chick owt diz post https://www.dailyblogged.com/post/abbreviation-anguish/ and then learn to speak proper english. Thanks! It worked wonders for me. Plus, its as anonymous as Alcoholics Anonymous.

  372. Richard

    Make sure you’re booting with “-v -f”

  373. hackercoolio

    yo please some 1 give me a positive respond.. ill be really happy :D

    problem is that the command to install broadcom wont work..

    so when i repair and restart no change with the wifi =/

  374. Osmac

    @justonenewb: remove all AppleIntelGMAX3100 kexts. You will get a blurry low res screen, but at least you can start working and find the correct viseo kexts for your version

  375. Just one newb

    THe sleep mode does end, but display just stays black :(
    I got it to work in Kalyway but at combo updating it, same problem:Display black, even after sleeping, and waking again.

  376. Richard

    Try hitting the power button after you open the lid. If that doesn’t work, then Clamshell Display isn’t functioning correctly.

  377. Just one newb

    Installed this version, activated in the customize ONLY the gma x3100 and clamshell, close lid, Sleep, reopen lid=>DIsplay stays black : (

  378. hackercoolio

    i have the same dell laptop as you do.. and have followed everything since i am new to mac. now i am stuck on installing wireless driver provided by you.. i used the cd command on terminal and found the Broadcom-Script folder which har the wireless driver and used your command for it “sudo su – ; chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh” it asks for my password then i hit enter…

    and nothing happens.. then i repair the permissions and reboot my laptop.. But wireless link wont glow nor do i see airport pointing out my router.

    any help on this would be appreciated..

    cheers

  379. Richard

    As long as you select Clamshell Display (if available) during installation on the customization options you won’t have to wait and hope the computer sleeps — just close the lid.

  380. Just one newb

    I used to old kalyway v.
    Display stays black after reboot.
    Now downloading the “XxX 10.5.6. Leo install rev1”
    Hope this will work.

  381. Richard

    There’s a “final” XxX 10.5.6 installation DVD floating around the Internet somewhere with updated kexts and more installation options, however I’ve been unable to find out and since 10.5.7 is nearing release, I’m not going to re-install to get a “better” 10.5.6, rather wait for 10.5.7, upgrade, and post all the new finds — most that I think are covered in the “final” DVD verses “Rev1” that I’ve used from XxX.

  382. Just one newb

    Thank you very much for still supporting, good to know someone helps.
    Got it in post install now. Going to tell when I have another problem.

  383. Richard

    Try hitting the power button (pressing it once) to wake it up. Alternatively, try unplugging the computer when you’re waiting for it to sleep. If that doesn’t work, during the Customization options in the Install DVD, there should be an option for “Clamshell” or “Clamshell Display,” this will sleep your computer when you close the lid. When you get to post-installation and the screen doesn’t come on, wait a few minutes for the activity lights to stop (meaning post install is fully loaded on the computer, waiting for your actions), then close the lid — wait about 10 seconds and open the lid, should fire it back up!

  384. Just one newb

    Hello,
    First, I thank you for that tutorial.
    But I’ve got a Problem. I can’t get to post installatio (tried with kalyway 10.5.2)

    I shut the lid, wait about 20 minutes, reopen it, touch the pad, nothing happens, display stays black..

    I got Core2Duo and 3gb Ram in my Inspiron.

    Maybe you can help me

  385. Geoff

    @cody, for some reason i found that the broadcom script was linked to my audio driver, and the aiport card would only be recognized if i had installed the HD audio codec. Try running the script, then dragging the audio codec into the patcher, then repairing permissions and rebooting with -v -f.

  386. Thomas

    Im sure that what Richard forgot to add in his previous comment was that iPC was a viable option too. Don’t hate on iPC. It really is very good and is even stable after a couple or restarts. ;-)

  387. Richard

    It’s best to start off with a newer Install DVD, either 10.5.5 or 10.5.6. I suggest looking for releases by “Kalyway,” “XxX,” or “iDeneb” and go from there. You can use a lot of my original files and get a newer release without doing a bunch of Combo Updates and reboots. Please see some of the other articles on here for more information.

  388. Thomas

    Sergey- Just becuase your name suggests that you’re a crazy russian (jk, dont launch any missiles at me) doesnt mean you cant read the instructions. Up top read step 4 and that will tell you everything you need to know. Although installing with a newer version such as iPC or XxX will not only cause you to not have to update 4 more versions but will install dsdt.aml, a more advanced way of controlling your screen so that it automatically comes to life instead of remaining black.

  389. Sergey

    Hi Richard,

    I am a complete newbee in OSX.
    But I managed to instal Kalyway Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2, not from the first attempt of course. I could not get my screen to show anything after post-install reboot. Then I figured out that I have to check Intel GMA in the Customize screen. Fine. It did the trick. But when I update to 10.5.3 it seems I lose this setting and can not get my screen work again.
    Thanks for great work. Help is appreciated.

  390. Richard

    Cody,

    Double and triple check your permissions with Disk Utility. The script *does* work, and has prevailed across all versions of Leopard up to the current 10.5.6. I would also recommend you start with a newer Install DVD that is more up-to-date unless you want to go through all the combo updates, permission fixes, etc. to reach 10.5.6 (Current as I write this). I suggest “XxX 10.5.6,” for a straight current build — it’s what I run now, or try iDeneb 10.5.5 and update it to 10.5.6.

    Mac OS X 10.5.7 has been seeding to developers and it includes a bunch of fixes. This update is really worth it and I’ll be writing a guide to bring Inspiron 1525’s to 10.5.7, probably based off of XxX 10.5.6. You can find almost any DVD of Leopard on the Bay or Demon.

  391. Cody

    Hey, im really new to all of this, I recently installed Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway, installed the 10.5.3 update and kernel. Up until that point everything was going great and working amazingly. When I apply the broadcom script and reboot airport still will not show up. Ive tried about 15 times now re-installed Leopard about 5 times and still connot figure it out. I have the exact same computer as yours. Some help would be greatly appretiated.

  392. Richard

    Osmac,

    Great stuff! Too bad the first thing I did when I bought my Inspiron 1525 was format the drive. I didn’t even boot into Windows Vista when I bought the laptop. Needless to say I do have a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate, but this is good to know for those who might’ve bought their laptop to use Vista (and now hate it).

  393. Osmac

    Hi I have found a great and easy way to accomplish dual boot with Vista on the Dell Inspiron 1525 without using the Vista DVD (as Dell did not ship that), and thus never destroying the original Vista bootloader, nor the recovery or media direct functionality. Here is what I did (taking bits and pieces from others and add a little of myself):

    Part 1. Install Mac OS on EXTERNAL HD
    Use an external HD and use Disk Utility from your favorite distribution and create 2 (or more if you like) partitions of 15 GB, formatted for MacOS. You may opt to format a 3rd partition as MSDOS for copying files back and forth between Vista to OSX. This could also be done with a USB memory stick.
    On the first partition install MacOS from your favorite distribution to create an always working OS X environment. I use Kalyway 10.5.2 as this does not need any tweaking, with working AirPort.
    The second partition will be the install that will be transferred to you internal HD later. To create it, you have two choices:
    a. if your install on partition 1 is to your liking, you may use Disk Utility to “restore” partition 1 to partition 2. Do not forget to rename partition 2 (using finder) afterwards otherwise they will have the same name.
    b. in my case, I installed OS X again from a 10.5.6 distribution (in my case XxX, but could be iPC or iAtkos or whatever you prefer). Reason for this is that after the first reboot, I booted into my 10.5.2 and performed all needed tweaks on the 10.5.6 install including pre-login sleeptrick before booting my new 10.5.6.

    Part 2. Prepare your internal Dell HardDisk
    When shipped, the Dell contains the following partitions:
    -Dell Utility
    -Recovery
    -OS
    -MediaDirect
    Using a GParted Live CD (I needed to select copy to RAM option to get it working) make the following changes:
    a. Shrink partition “OS” to free space for OSX. Be very aware that your “OS” partition is NOT moved (check the description at the bottom of the window) as this will ensure Vista will NOT boot. (Yes this happened to me…)
    b. Grow the extended partition where MediaDirect resides to fill the space that was freed in the previous action
    c. Create a new partition in the unallocated space, type of filesystem is not important, I used ext2 but we will change that later anyway.

    Part 3. Transfer of OSX to Internal HD
    Reboot into your first OSX partition.
    Start Disk Utility
    Use the Restore tab to copy your other (good) OSX partition to the just created partition on the Dell Internal HD
    Optional: Rename either the partition on the external HD or on the Internal HD to be able to distinguish between them later.
    copy the file /usr/standalone/i386/chain0 to your thumbdrive or 3rd partition.

    Part 4. Modify Vista Bootloader
    Boot into Vista
    Open command prompt as administrator
    Optionally type “bcdedit /enum active” to print out the active boot entries.
    Type “bcdedit /create /d “Mac OS X” /application osloader”. you will get a response with a “GUID”, like {3af771a9-fe5b-11da-98b0-adee5d1fa074}. In the next staps I will refer to that as {GUID}, but you need to replace that with the number that was returned.
    Type “bcdedit /set {GUID} PATH \chain0”
    Type “bcdedit /set {GUID} device boot”
    Type “bcdedit /displayorder {GUID} /addlast”
    Close the command prompt
    Copy the chain0 file to the root of C:

    Unlike what I have read in several places, the OSX partition can be found in a logical partition of an extended partition.

    Part 5. Boot OSX from your internal HD
    Remove your external HD
    Reboot
    In the Bootloader select “Mac OS X”
    Tadaa!

    Part 6: Use of the external HD instals:
    I choose to leave the clean 10.5.2 install plus the packsand descriptions for all tweaks as a failsafe.
    The second partition I left as well as a testbed for future upgrades.
    The remiander of the drive I splitted into a TimeMachine Partition and an MSDOS (FAT32) partition for shared Vista and Mac Backup, mainly photos and homevideos (cannot have enough backups for those).

    Thomas, Genarro, you are welcome to put this on your sites.

  394. Alex

    The 3rd mirror for the drivers pack doesn’t seem to work.

  395. Genaro Bonilla

    Taffy the best and most stable way to get to 10.5.6 is to simply download a new distro already at 10.5.6. In regards to iatkos 5i from what I’ve heard iatkos and the dell inspiron 1525 have some issues sometimes.

    In my experience iPC 10.5.6 has been the best to me considering I got hibernation out of it as well.

    In terms of the internal mic you can look for it around here or insanelymac or you can click my name and get it from my site in the driver pack.

    For QE/QI you can just follow one of the tutorials and not click the 3100 kexts then apply the dsdt fix.

    I explain a lot of it on my guide.

  396. Taffy

    Hey! I just updated my Leo4All and got a new HD and used iatkos 5i! I installed the GMA Graphics drivers in the customize menu and GMA works. Unfortunatly Its not quartz extreme supported.

    So a few questions for you.

    1. How do i get supported quartz extreme? Do i just install the kexts and stuff I did last time and restart? (I have quartz extreme supported with some kexts i found on my 10.5.2 install but want to get it working on my 10.5.5 install)

    2. What do I do to get my internal mic working?

    3. Using i atkos 5i can i just update using software update and it install 10.5.6?

    (I NEED ALL THIS STUFF BECAUSE I JUST BOUGHT ILIFE 09 AND REALLY NEED IT)

    Please reply soon!

  397. gbonilla

    AksExcellent tutorial.I also have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and am planning to install Kalyway 10.5.2 on it .Could you just tell me what options did you choose in the ‘Customize” button in Kalyway 10.5.2 before your installation so that I don’t mess up and have to reinstall again.Thank You

    Not intending to hi-jack but I just wrote a quick tutorial over at http://www.1525.retailmac.com/ for iPC 10.5.6 that updates stuff a bit and tells you what choices to select.

  398. Richard

    Geoff
    Just to clarify if you use xXx make sure you use clamshell.

    I can’t stress this enough. And it saves wear and tear on your laptop having it snooze when you close the lid. You’re welcome to remove it once you’ve installed and have an alternative method to get the display up — sleep trick, fix, or otherwise.

  399. Geoff

    Just to clarify if you use xXx make sure you use clamshell.

  400. Geoff

    Personally, and depending on your specs i would use xXx 10.5.6, and one of the new posted driver packs. The only issue i had with the install was enhanced speed step, but ilife 09 was worth it.

  401. Thomas Piccirello

    @Aks – Although Kalyway is very trusted and stable, it stopped updating its isntallers at 10.5.2. Instead, I would recommend that you just use either use iAtkos 10.5.5, another very well trusted installer, or iPC 10.5.6 if you really want to get 10.5.6 and you don’t want to do the longer process to upgrade. As for options, if using 10.5.6 then just select clamshell display and it should be fine. If you are going to use iAtkos, the recommended installer, then I do not believe you need to have anything selected. Just note that by saying nothing selected I mean no extra upgrades ( you still have to install a kernel and all of that other fun stuff)

  402. Aks

    Excellent tutorial.I also have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and am planning to install Kalyway 10.5.2 on it .Could you just tell me what options did you choose in the ‘Customize” button in Kalyway 10.5.2 before your installation so that I don’t mess up and have to reinstall again.Thank You

  403. Cristian

    @gbonilla
    Thanks a lot gbonilla,
    With the new HDA kext I was finally able to get sound both for internal mic and output. Also deleted ALCIject.kext.

  404. Thomas Piccirello

    @gbonilla – So far I have not been able to use the media keys or hibernate on my kalyway updated system but iPC has supposedly been able to do it so I’m going to back up my system, install iPC, and see how things work. I tried previously to use iPC but on the inspiron and it would boot from the install DVD but then black out after the language selection screen although it worked fine on my other computer.

  405. gbonilla

    Thomas Piccirello@gbonilla – I think I might be a little confused. I know OS X does not give native support for Hibernation on even real macs, so what exactly do you do to put your computer to hibernate?

    I used the Deepsleep widget, it doesnt work on my Kalaway updated system but my girlfriends ipc 10.5.6 install works like a charm.

  406. Karel

    I tried to install the touchpad driver following the instructions

    1) Open a terminal session and type sudo
    2) Drag the install.sh file into terminal
    3) Press enter, enter password install
    4) Type exit
    5) Install Kext using previous instructions be sure to repair permissions.

    But I got the following message in my terminal window (after enter in point 3) what I’m doing wrong ?

    Last login: Sun Mar 8 19:02:41 on ttys000
    dsl-243-183-181:~ kareldb$ sudo/install.sh
    -bash: sudo/install.sh: No such file or directory
    dsl-243-183-181:~ kareldb$

  407. Thomas Piccirello

    @gbonilla – I think I might be a little confused. I know OS X does not give native support for Hibernation on even real macs, so what exactly do you do to put your computer to hibernate?

  408. MBS

    Installed 10.5.6 on my 1525 but I cannot get it to wake up and display the Post Install options.

    Can anyone please help?

    Thanks.

  409. gbonilla

    Thomas Piccirello@Thomas Piccirello – So I tried out the widget and it had the same effect of when I tried to put my computer to sleep before I had gotten the proper sleep kexts installed. The screen went black for a second and then the media keys did that wave effect it always dpes and the screen came back to life. So I guess we can rule that out as an option for Hibernation. If anyone knows of anyway to get it working please, please, sing it out for all to hear.

    I’ve gotten hibernation working on an install of ipc 10.5.6.

  410. Thomas Piccirello

    Sorry for double posting but I finally upgraded to 4gb RAM and now I’m waiting for it to arrive. The next step for me is to upgrade to 6gb and possibly 8gb, if it is supported. Does anyone know the max amount of memory that the Inspiron 1525 will handle?

  411. Thomas Piccirello

    @Thomas Piccirello – So I tried out the widget and it had the same effect of when I tried to put my computer to sleep before I had gotten the proper sleep kexts installed. The screen went black for a second and then the media keys did that wave effect it always dpes and the screen came back to life. So I guess we can rule that out as an option for Hibernation. If anyone knows of anyway to get it working please, please, sing it out for all to hear.

  412. gbonilla

    Here is a pack of everything you need to get your computer running in tip-top shape put together by Thomas Piccirello with a guide on how to install everything.

    http://www.1525.retailmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/1525-drivers.zip

  413. Thomas Piccirello

    Has anyone been able to get Hibernate working on their mac? I am going to back up my system and then I’m going to try out a dashboard widget that is supposed to put a real mac into hibernate. I’ll try it out and report back with my findings.

  414. Simey

    GeoffNick just download the other driver pack i linked. The audio and battery kexts have seen substantial upgrades since the original driver pack. If you dont want the pack swamp posted links the battery kexts a while back, and the updated audio is available at insanelymac

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/tozj4hdm2wd/Inspiron 1525 OSX Drivers and Codecs.zip

    cheers Geoff for the link and files. thanks to this i now have a working ethernet port (no more need the Apple USB dongle and another free USB port :) and a working battery meter. kudos!

    now if only i can get my sleep to work……(on sleep, the computer blanks for a few secs and then wakes again!)

  415. Geoff

    Nick just download the other driver pack i linked. The audio and battery kexts have seen substantial upgrades since the original driver pack. If you dont want the pack swamp posted links the battery kexts a while back, and the updated audio is available at insanelymac

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/tozj4hdm2wd/Inspiron 1525 OSX Drivers and Codecs.zip

  416. Thomas Piccirello

    @Nick Stobie – To get the microphone working you just need to install the new applehda which enables that and much more. If that does not work for you or you cannot find the link for it then i would advise you too, and I know it has been cautioned to not use it, use the dell post installer to install the sigmatel 9228 fix because that enables the internal speakers, microphone, both headphone jacks, and i think even the external microphone port. As per your question you had about using your iPhone headphones, I am not sure although there probably is a way through some hack or another, but with the internal mic working you would not need it anyway.

  417. Nick Stobie

    Thank you so much Richard! Almost everything works works. My only problems are the battery meter (I’ve tried evrything!) and the microphone which I would really like to work. Is there a way for me to use my iphone headphones as a microphone for iChat because that is really all I need. Also the webcam is extremely low quality except for on certain occasions. Thanks Richard.

  418. Taffy

    Hey guys! Basicly I finnally got my intel graphics working! Took me a while though! Basiclly the only thing I really want now is for my CD/DVD RW Drive to start to work! If anybody has a .kext or somthing I could use on my inspiron 1525 that would be great!(Because im using it for media!!) Also i just bought a Mac Pro case and I am going to try and make the most beefed up hackintosh ever built!!! Heres what I expect to put in the enclosure!(and yes i do have the money for this expensive project! Been saving for a while hahah)

    Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 965 / 3.2 GHz processor
    nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP
    8gb ram
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 graphics card
    (Modded Mac Pro Case)
    20 in HD TV as moniter(Got it free when i upgraded to fios yay!)
    PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty sound card

    If you have any recommendations on other hardware for this machine please tell me because I am ordering parts as soon as the mac pro arrives(Im actually taking it apart!!! (I found a working mac pro on ebay for $400!!! Never used! Sat in this guys garage because he was going to use it for his buisness but unfoutunatly it tanked. So hes got a mac pro he doesnt need!) SO PLEASE REPLY WITH YOUR THOUGHTS!

  419. Karel

    I have tested the new ethernet driver and it works perfect , I get on average 4 x the speed
    of the simular rated D-Link USB Ethernet adapter.
    Is there a driver for the card reader which is able to read Memory Sticks ?

  420. Thomas Piccirello

    Alright with all these recent breakthroughs with the SD card slot an ethernet and almost perfect sound options, I think we should have a new updated page of this one. I know that you are busy Richard so also if you wanted you could have someone else write it for you and then just post it on a new page. But its a just a suggestion though

  421. Jamie

    @Thomas Piccirello – Neither of the currently posted packages will work for me under 10.5.2. I don’t know how to get my device ID under OS X.

  422. Geoff

    Also thanks to everyone else who actually created and promoted these drivers im not trying to steal your thunder just make life easier :P

  423. Geoff

    Hey for anyone interested i have compiled a new driver package. It includes:

    Updated HDA drivers (With mute and microphone)
    Updated Power Management
    New Ethernet Driver (worked with no issues on my inspiron)
    Standard Wifi driver
    Standard Touchpad driver
    Enhanced Speed Step and Seatbelt kexts (didn’t seem to work on 10.5.6)

    Plus all the installers and tools packaged together with instructions. All the drivers worked fine on my inspiron 1525 running any update from 10.5.2 to 10.5.6 on the vanilla kernel. I hope this helps.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=08777d50a4b8915a0f83d91f6dff7c38e04e75f6e8ebb871

  424. Jamie

    @Thomas Piccirello – But it would reduce the temperature naturally due to stepping, no?

    Anyway, thanks for the ethernet link, I’ll give it a go tomorrow on 10.5.2.

  425. Thomas Piccirello

    IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT USING THE IONETWORKING KEXT FROM THE BETA RELEASE OF 10.5.7, THE ETHERNET NOW WORKS. THE LINK TO THE KEXT IS http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=155935&st=0#entry1097329 AND ALL CREDIT GOES OUT TO mwgdrwg IF IT WORKS. SORRY FOR CAPS BUT FIGURED I WOULD GET MORE PEOPLE’S ATTENTION ON SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE.
    ****EVERYONE TRY IT OUT AND REPORT HOW IT WORKS FOR YOU. I WILL REPORT BACK WITH MY OWN FINDINGS SHORTLY***

  426. Thomas Piccirello

    @Jamie – xnu-speedstep has absolutely no effect on the fans or the temperature of the computer so installing that would have absolutely no effect

  427. Jamie

    @Osmac – Thanks for the update. I’d be interested in hearing if you give 10.5.6 a go. By the way, are you still installing from Kalyway?

    Not sure about the heat issue as I only ran Vista on the 1525 for about 5 minutes, but I have had no issue running Warcraft 3 for over an hour on this thing. It might help if you install xnu-speedstep.

    Jamie

  428. patrick

    nvmd. i got it working. i had to turn my wep off on my router in order to get it to work. i guess this will be another project for me.

  429. patrick

    oh by the way, when i go to network and select airport it displays ” airport has a self-assigned ip address and may not be able to connect to the internet.” i have reset modem and router.

  430. patrick

    I have a dell 1525, iatkos v4i then upgraded to 10.5.5
    i can’t get my wireless to work. i have tried the whole sudo thing. it shows up as “third party wireless card” in my system profiler.

    When i run osx86tools, it shows up as “bcm4312 [14e4:4315]
    i have gotten this to work last year with iatkos v4i, but i can’t get this to work now. frustrated.

  431. Sean

    Can someone please take me through installing the drivers step by step from the start? I’m a complete n00b!

  432. Taffy

    Hey, I finally after three weeks got mac osx running on my dell inspiron 1525!!!!!!!! I Used Leo4All. Kalyway wasn’t working for some reason. But anyways thanks to your inspiron drivers i was able to get sound and airport working perfectly! But i did notice my CD Drive, internal mic, and graphics were not working. Any way to get these components to work????

  433. Osmac

    @Thomas Piccirello – Your (copied) link for the Cardreader did not work for me, so I have pasted here the link that works for me:

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=132679&view=findpost&p=1012926

    and the direct link to the kext:

    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=245096&package_id=298901

  434. Osmac

    @Jamie – I do not know wether these are the same. Actually I started all over as I noticed quite a few things were missing in 10.5.6. and could not get them back to work, like the batterymeter and bluetooth. So I decided to start over and only upgraded to 10.5.3 and tried to figure out how to resolve stuff and get a full set of kexts/tweaks specifically for my system and then take those to my 10.5.6. setup.

    With the CI/QE solved, I may have a reason to try one of the newer 10.5.6 installs and then fix the video kexts to get something other than just black screen…

    One thing I noticed is that my laptop gets really warm and I do not hear any fans. I recall that under Vista I could hear the fan now and then. Anyone else noticed this?

  435. Richard

    @benja – I’ve noticed on certain builds, such as the “XxX” build I’m now using, it won’t go to sleep without selecting the Clamshell Display option and then closing the kid about 2 to 4 minutes after booting up once it installs (the post installation screen). Also make sure you’re booting with “-v -f” every time you start the computer.

  436. Jamie

    @Osmac – Those are the same kexts that I used to get my 1440×900 1525 working on 10.5.2 (Kalyway). I was going to post them, but wasn’t sure where I got them in the first place. I recognise the mediafire url (?zmycm0mmny0). Anyway, did you get these working in 10.5.6 using the method you stated a little earlier? In other words, do you have QE/CI in 10.5.6 under 1440×900?

    Thanks,
    Jamie

  437. Thomas Piccirello

    @Gabi Schwartz

    SterenHere you can find a working kext for the Card Reader

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=8769889019ee41b7a05f9115b6447827&showtopic=132679&st=0

    First page is not updated, the driver last version is in post 52.
    Tested and working with a minisd kingston 2 gb with sd adapter.

    gbonillaWolfer you should only have to delete ALCInject.kext because HDAEnabler.kext usually enables your sound in your about mac.
    ww.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1′ rel=”nofollow”>http://www.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1

    I deleted ALCInject.kext but in second reboot lost sound, if delete HDAEnabler.kext the sound icon is missing and sound dont work, any ideas?

    Sorry for my bad english

  438. benja

    Hey guys. I have tried to install leopard on my dell inspiron 1525 but doesnt wake up after installation. what could be the problem…my specs are RAM-1gb and Two processors….what am i dong wrong?

  439. Zach

    Will this work fine on my 1525 special edition?

  440. Gabi Schwartz

    I just installed OS X 10.5.2 and upgraded all the way to 10.5.5.
    Thank you Richard for this great website.
    I have a Dell 1525 with:
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz
    Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express
    Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
    RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    Dell Wireless 1490 Dual Band WLAN Mini-Card
    Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller
    SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
    Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller
    Ricoh Memory Stick Controller
    Ricoh xD-Picture Card Controller

    I could not test the LAN but I read the PCI-E is not support on Mac OS X yet
    and I don’t mind as I use the wireless with laptop anyway.

    I did try the HDMI with a Sony Full HD 1920×1080 and I connected the HDMI cable, tried “Detect display” but the screen went black for a minute and came back. :-(
    Anyone has an idea? (BTW, it did work from Vista).

    The other thing I found is that the card reader is not working. I tried to boot with a card inside as this worked for my KINGSTON DataTraveler but it did not found it.
    I do see it in the System Configuration so it’s strange.
    Anyway I only need this for my Pocket PC transfer but I guess I will not to do from Mac ;-)

    The rest worked like a charm (almost out of the box).
    I did had to fiddle a bit with the audio to get the internal mic working and with the display to get it hardware accelerated but I do get the login straight away with the SleepDisplay trick (rc.local + rc.common, only one did not work for me).
    I Video Skype (the other side complains on some background noise I don’t have in Vista) and everything looks much faster compared to Vista.

    Anyone had the chance to test the IEEE-1394 (FireWire), the S-Video and the ExpressCard?

  441. Osmac

    I haven been able to get Quartz Extreme/Core Image working on my 1440×900 1525!!!!

    Here is the link where the magician does his magic (post 205):
    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=69826&st=200&p=926455

    It is a link to this set:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?zmycm0mmny0

    To properly install:
    (This is basic, but for the noobs like I was not so long ago)
    1. Drag /System/Library/Extension/AppleIntelGMAX3100*.kext to Trash (confim with password)
    2. Drag /System/Library/Extension/Natit.kext to Trash (confim with password)
    3. Using Kexthelper install all the files from the download
    4. execute the following commands in terminal (I actually made a small script for this as I needed this very often)
    sudo rm -R /system/library/extensions/caches/com.*
    sudo rm -R /system/library/Extensions.*
    sudo kextcache -a ppc -a i386 -l -n -m Extensions.mkext Extensions
    diskutil repairpermissions /
    5. Reboot (with -v -f which is probably not even needed)

    Good luck!

    I also came across a set with all 1.5.30 kexts, but have not tried them yet.

  442. FRauANtje

    Inspiron 1525 discontinued??

    I only found the new Inspiron 15 with different hardwarespecs in the german onlineshop.

  443. Richard

    Scott,

    Next time you post everything about your computer without typing it yourself, please paste it into a file and simply link the information. I could see if you sat there and typed it all up but it’s not the case here. This isn’t a normal forum or message board setting. This isn’t your personal help thread — there are others here and they’re probably going to ignore everything you pasted and I’m no exception.

  444. Thomas Piccirello

    @Scott
    You are an idiot for posting all of that crap and now I refuse to help you. And did you really think anyone would read through all of that anyway? And btw, in case your wondering, I did not quote you because I didn’t want that shit you wrote to show up twice.

  445. Scott

    Can someone help me! I have a retail DVD of Leopard 10.5.4, I am trying to find all the correct kext for my machine so I can spin a boot132 boot loader iso for pre-installation. Here are my Specs. Thanks!

    Dell Inspiron 1525
    ————————————————–
    Device Tree
    Batteries
    Microsoft AC Adapter
    Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
    Computer
    ACPI x86-based PC
    Disk drives
    Hitachi HTS543216L9A300
    Hitachi HTS543216L9A300 ATA Device
    Display adapters
    Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation Mobile 965 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
    Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation Mobile 965 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
    DVD/CD-ROM drives
    TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H ATA Device
    Human Interface Devices
    HID Non-User Input Data Filter
    Microsoft
    USB Human Interface Device
    Microsoft
    IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
    Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller
    Dell Computer Corp
    Ricoh Co Ltd MMC Bus Host Adapter
    ATA Channel 0
    ATA Channel 0
    ATA Channel 2
    Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation Mobile SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers – 2850
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
    Ricoh Memory Stick Controller
    Dell Computer Corp
    Ricoh Co Ltd Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter
    Ricoh xD-Picture Card Controller
    Dell Computer Corp
    Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller
    IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers
    RICOH OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
    Dell Computer Corp
    Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE-1394 Controller
    Keyboards
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Mice and other pointing devices
    HID-compliant mouse
    Microsoft
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Modems
    Conexant HDA D330 MDC V.92 Modem
    Conexant Systems
    Monitors
    Generic PnP Monitor
    Network adapters
    Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card
    Broadcom Corp BCM43XNM 802.11n Network Adapter
    Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
    Dell Computer Corp
    Marvell Semiconductor (Was: Galileo Technology Ltd)
    RAS Async Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    WAN Miniport (IP)
    WAN Miniport (IPv6)
    WAN Miniport (L2TP)
    WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)
    WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
    WAN Miniport (PPTP)
    WAN Miniport (SSTP)
    Non-Plug and Play Drivers
    (DFS Namespace Client Driver)
    Ancilliary Function Driver for Winsock
    BCM42RLY
    Beep
    Bowser
    CD/DVD File System Reader
    Common Log (CLFS)
    Crcdisk Filter Driver
    Dynamic Volume Manager
    File Information FS MiniFilter
    FltMgr
    Fs_Rec
    HTTP
    ISA/EISA Class Driver
    Kernel Mode Driver Frameworks service
    KSecDD
    LDDM Graphics Subsystem
    Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver
    Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder
    Message-oriented TCP/IP and TCP/IPv6 Protocol (SMB session)
    Mount Point Manager
    msahci
    Msfs
    Mup
    NativeWiFi Filter
    NDIS System Driver
    NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol
    NDProxy
    NetBIOS Interface
    NETBT
    NetIO Legacy TDI Support Driver
    Npfs
    NSI proxy service
    Ntfs
    Null
    PEAUTH
    QoS Packet Scheduler
    RDP Encoder Mirror Driver
    RDPCDD
    Redirected Buffering Sub Sysytem
    Remote Access Auto Connection Driver
    Remote Access IPv6 ARP Driver
    Security Driver
    Security Processor Loader Driver
    SMB 1.x MiniRedirector
    SMB 2.0 MiniRedirector
    SMB MiniRedirector Wrapper and Engine
    srv
    srv2
    srvnet
    Storage volumes
    TCP/IP Protocol Driver
    TCP/IP Registry Compatibility
    UAC File Virtualization
    udfs
    VgaSave
    WebDav Client Redirector Driver
    Windows Firewall Authorization Driver
    XAudio
    Processors
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz
    Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz
    SD host adapters
    SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
    Dell Computer Corp
    Ricoh Co Ltd SD Bus Host Adapter
    Sound, video and game controllers
    Intel(R) High Definition Audio HDMI
    Silicon Image Inc (Was: CMD Technology Inc)
    Microsoft Kernel DRM Audio Descrambler
    Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy
    Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy
    Microsoft Streaming Service Proxy
    Microsoft Streaming Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter
    Microsoft Streaming Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Sigmatel Inc (??)
    Storage controllers
    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
    Storage volume shadow copies
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Generic volume shadow copy
    Storage Volumes
    Generic volume
    Generic volume
    System devices
    ACPI Lid
    ACPI Power Button
    ACPI Sleep Button
    ACPI Thermal Zone
    Direct Application Launch Button
    Direct memory access controller
    High Definition Audio Controller
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
    High precision event timer
    Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge – 2448
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801BAM/CAM/DBM (ICH2-M/3-M/4-M) Hub Interface to PCI Bridge
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 – 283F
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 2 – 2841
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 – 2847
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family SMBus Controller – 283E
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8M LPC Interface Controller – 2815
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation ICH8M-E (ICH8 Family) LPC Interface Controller
    Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
    Microsoft Composite Battery
    Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver
    Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI
    Mobile Intel(R) PM965/GM965/GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller – 2A00
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Express Processor to DRAM Controller
    Motherboard resources
    Numeric data processor
    PCI bus
    Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
    Programmable interrupt controller
    System board
    System board
    System board
    System board
    System CMOS/real time clock
    System speaker
    System timer
    Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
    Terminal Server Mouse Driver
    UMBus Enumerator
    UMBus Root Bus Enumerator
    Volume Manager
    Universal Serial Bus controllers
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller – 2830
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #1
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller – 2831
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #2
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller – 2832
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #3
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller – 2834
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #4
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB Universal Host Controller – 2835
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI #5
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller – 2836
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI #1
    Intel(R) ICH8 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller – 283A
    Dell Computer Corp
    Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI #2
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub
    USB Root Hub

  446. Osmac

    Jamie
    Osmac: Very good to hear from you; it makes me happy that someone in the same situation has managed to update! Given the lack of QE, I’ve decided to put off my upgrade for a while. Perhaps this will get the discussion rolling for those of us with the 1440×900 model.

    I do not have QE with the 10.5.2 kexts though. If you know how to establish that, please let me know.

    I have been fiddling with the suggestions in this post (http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=71784) but without any success……

  447. Jamie

    That reminds me! The only real problem (aside from lack of wired ethernet) I’m experiencing is the touchpad. It feels rather dodgy, for lack of a better word, and doesn’t work with tapping. Strangely, sleeping & waking the machine fixes both, but it’s a little inconvenient. If anyone has any idea why this is, I’d be interested in hearing it.

    Speaking of which, I always had the dodgy/no tap touchpad back in Linux, too. I was too lazy to mess with the synaptic driver, though.

    Thanks,
    Jamie

  448. Jamie

    Thomas Piccirello

    JamieHello,

    Thank you very much for the tutorial. After obtaining an Inspiron 1525 (1440×900), the first thing I did was strip off Vista and put Archlinux on it. Many window managers later, I figured there must be a reason people love these Macs so much. Here I am, and now I know.

    Anyway, my problem is the same as the others who have a 1440×900 display–I can’t update. I’m sitting here on 10.5.2, which was going to be fine until someone figures it out, I thought, but I cannot install iWork ’09 on this version. Is there any update on the issue?

    Thank you,
    Jamie

    Right now resolution change is very sketchy and still highly unsupported. I too am having an issue with the resolution because the screen doesnt wake up after a resolution change. You can however get iwork on your current state. Go to http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t145379.html to learn how to do it. It also works for ilife 09

    I do believe that our issues are quite different–I can run at 1440×900 without any problems, I just can’t update. Thank you very much for the iWork solution, though, I managed to install it now.

    Osmac: Very good to hear from you; it makes me happy that someone in the same situation has managed to update! Given the lack of QE, I’ve decided to put off my upgrade for a while. Perhaps this will get the discussion rolling for those of us with the 1440×900 model.

    Jamie

  449. Osmac

    Oh, and if someone knows how to get sleep and hibernation to work that would be greatly appreciated as well.

    Calling Sleep causes a (very) hard reboot.

    I Use the vanilla kernel and during startup I get a message like “hibernation test failed”

  450. Osmac

    JamieHello,

    Thank you very much for the tutorial. After obtaining an Inspiron 1525 (1440×900), the first thing I did was strip off Vista and put Archlinux on it. Many window managers later, I figured there must be a reason people love these Macs so much. Here I am, and now I know.

    Anyway, my problem is the same as the others who have a 1440×900 display–I can’t update. I’m sitting here on 10.5.2, which was going to be fine until someone figures it out, I thought, but I cannot install iWork ’09 on this version. Is there any update on the issue?

    Thank you,
    Jamie

    Jamie, I had the same issue as you did. I have been able to resolve this by removing all newly installed ApplieIntelGMAX3100*.kexts and (after backing up first) restoring the AppleIntelGMAX3100 and the AppleIntelGMAX3100FB kexts from the 10.5.2 install (including repairpermissions) BEFORE the reboot at the end of the update cycle.

    This has made it possible to upgrade to 10.5.6 (in 1 step from 10.5.2 to 10.5.6 with the comboupdate) with the netkas method.

    There is one drawback to this: there is no Quartz Extreme…. This means that e.g. iMovie does not start and (probably) neither DVD Player.

    So if there is anyone out there who knows how to solve that, that would be greatly appreciated.

  451. Thomas Piccirello

    JamieHello,

    Thank you very much for the tutorial. After obtaining an Inspiron 1525 (1440×900), the first thing I did was strip off Vista and put Archlinux on it. Many window managers later, I figured there must be a reason people love these Macs so much. Here I am, and now I know.

    Anyway, my problem is the same as the others who have a 1440×900 display–I can’t update. I’m sitting here on 10.5.2, which was going to be fine until someone figures it out, I thought, but I cannot install iWork ’09 on this version. Is there any update on the issue?

    Thank you,
    Jamie

    Right now resolution change is very sketchy and still highly unsupported. I too am having an issue with the resolution because the screen doesnt wake up after a resolution change. You can however get iwork on your current state. Go to http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/lofiversion/index.php/t145379.html to learn how to do it. It also works for ilife 09

  452. Jamie

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for the tutorial. After obtaining an Inspiron 1525 (1440×900), the first thing I did was strip off Vista and put Archlinux on it. Many window managers later, I figured there must be a reason people love these Macs so much. Here I am, and now I know.

    Anyway, my problem is the same as the others who have a 1440×900 display–I can’t update. I’m sitting here on 10.5.2, which was going to be fine until someone figures it out, I thought, but I cannot install iWork ’09 on this version. Is there any update on the issue?

    Thank you,
    Jamie

  453. Thomas Piccirello

    So what are the current methods to make this computer able to handle resolution changes because I need to use dosbox for school but the window it runs in is too small and it causes errors in my programs. When I try to launch dosbox in fullscreen, the screen goes black and even the sleep trick will not wake the screen backup. If there are any fixes for this issue then could you please let me know. And if you check the 10.5.6 forum you will see that a while back I tried the dsdt.aml thing about 5 times and it didnt work for me every time.

  454. Nathan

    Hey peoples,

    Why do all of you use kalyway?
    You all seem to have so many problems with it when i did it with iatkos 5i bettery meter worked fine i only needed to patch sound and internet. I upgraded to 10.5.6 witout a hitch and the download is only 2.64 GB unlike kalyway which is something like 3.5 GB i remember? Im not sure maybe kalyway has something better?

    Nathan

  455. Simey

    SwampFoetus

    Simeyhave a dell 1525, runnin kalyway 10.5.2 updated to 10.5.3 with the sleepdisplay hack. all works sweet apart from sleep. when i try to put the laptop to sleep it awakens after a few seconds.

    anyone?!

    Is the Laptop connected to the AC? If it is, that’s why. Pull the AC lead out, hit sleep and it should stay asleep. If you want to leave it charging while asleep, just plug it in after it’s gone to sleep.

    thanks, that works. but is there a work around so i don’t have to keep pulling out the AC cable?

  456. novo

    yep, i got an inspiron 1525.

    whenever i leave the customizing the way it is, the installation fails instantly with the message:

    Installer could not install software because there was no software found to install.

    though when i choose not to install some features, the installation starts and fails at about 1/4 through the installation with an estimatet time of 20 minutes remainingn with the message:

    The installer could not validate the contents of the essentials package.

    i buned the disk about 7 times. of those copies only one actually gets me to the installer. all the others somehow, even though being patched wit the chameleon fix, give me the common error message while booting:

    com.apple.Boot.plist not found

  457. Thomas Piccirello

    novoOk i found the problem…

    i have an IDE dvd drive. it’s somehow not possible to boot kaly from an ide drive.

    i found a site which offers a little patcher which resolves the problem:

    http://chameleon.osx86.hu/articles/jmicron-ide-dvd-ppf-patch-for-kalyway-1052

    Now i can boot, access disk utility and all that. but i’m encountering another promlem now.

    just after the disk check, the installer tells me that it can’t find any software to install…

    i’ve tried to skip the test – same result.

    any suggestions?

    cheers,

    novo

    It would appear that the disk simply did not burn properly. Are you on the Inspiron 1525 though because it only supports SATA hard drives, unless I am mistaken.

  458. SwampFoetus

    Simeyhave a dell 1525, runnin kalyway 10.5.2 updated to 10.5.3 with the sleepdisplay hack. all works sweet apart from sleep. when i try to put the laptop to sleep it awakens after a few seconds.

    anyone?!

    Is the Laptop connected to the AC? If it is, that’s why. Pull the AC lead out, hit sleep and it should stay asleep. If you want to leave it charging while asleep, just plug it in after it’s gone to sleep.

  459. novo

    Ok i found the problem…

    i have an IDE dvd drive. it’s somehow not possible to boot kaly from an ide drive.

    i found a site which offers a little patcher which resolves the problem:

    http://chameleon.osx86.hu/articles/jmicron-ide-dvd-ppf-patch-for-kalyway-1052

    Now i can boot, access disk utility and all that. but i’m encountering another promlem now.

    just after the disk check, the installer tells me that it can’t find any software to install…

    i’ve tried to skip the test – same result.

    any suggestions?

    cheers,

    novo

  460. Scott

    Well, I’m not sure what just happened, but now I have no sound.

    I’ve reinstalled all the kexts, re-did the Dell Post Installer, repaired permissions, and even did the -v -f thing. It isn’t even recognizing the hardware. It does, however, recognize the HDA. I just have no idea what happened. I restarted, and it was gone.

    Anyone else having this problem?

  461. Thomas Piccirello

    novoHey all,

    first of all thanks for this site. this got me really into it.

    I’ve been trying to install different versions of kalyway on my dell inspiron 1525 with no luck.

    When i try to boot from the dvd it always tells me

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist not found

    when i press f8 and type in -v-f nothing happens either. i’m really stuck and this is only at the first step…

    does anyone have any idea what i’m doing wrong or how to solve this problem ?

    cheers a lot

    novo’

    It is most likely that your DVD did not burn properly. Try using the program imgburn on windows (its free and very efficient) and burn the .img or .iso file using the lowest burn speed (1x)

  462. novo

    Hey all,

    first of all thanks for this site. this got me really into it.

    I’ve been trying to install different versions of kalyway on my dell inspiron 1525 with no luck.

    When i try to boot from the dvd it always tells me

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist not found

    when i press f8 and type in -v-f nothing happens either. i’m really stuck and this is only at the first step…

    does anyone have any idea what i’m doing wrong or how to solve this problem ?

    cheers a lot

    novo’

  463. novo'

    Hey all,

    first of all thanks for this site. this got me really into it.

    I’ve been trying to install different versions of kalyway on my dell inspiron 1525 with no luck.

    When i try to boot from the dvd it always tells me

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist not found

    when i press f8 and type in -v-f nothing happens either. i’m really stuck and this is only at the first step…

    does anyone have any idea what i’m doing wrong or how to solve this problem ?

    cheers a lot

    novo’

  464. Simey

    have a dell 1525, runnin kalyway 10.5.2 updated to 10.5.3 with the sleepdisplay hack. all works sweet apart from sleep. when i try to put the laptop to sleep it awakens after a few seconds.

    anyone?!

  465. SwampFoetus

    Huge leap forwards yesterday as I FINALLY got the battery meter working! Not sure what I did wrong when trying all the various methods that are floating around, but I finally worked out the necessary versions of the necessary kexts/bundles from various forums and got it working!

    So, if you want to have a go at this, here’s a step-by-step of what I did. Now, I must point out that this may not work for you and could possibly screw your installation, so BACKUP with TimeMachine (or whatever) before you try it. My laptop is a Dell 1525, bought in the UK in January 2009. I got this working on XxX 10.5.6, so I don’t know if it will work on anything other than XxX 10.5.6, but I imagine it will (well, you’re going to backup anyway, right?).

    I’ve uploaded the necessary files to a website, as, after all the various forums I visited, I can’t actually remember where I got them. In fact, they may well be the same ones as Richard’s, but I don’t have time to compare them.

    1. Download PowerManagement.bundle.tar (version 136.0.0) from here: http://www.swampfoetus.net/downloads/PowerManagement.bundle.tar
    2. Download AppleACPIPlatform.kext.tar (version 1.1.0) from here: http://www.swampfoetus.net/downloads/AppleACPIPlatform.kext.tar.
    3. Extract both of the above files (double-click them in finder).
    4. Start a Terminal session.
    5. Type “sudo su –“ and enter your root password to become the root user.
    6. Type “cd /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/”
    7. Type “mv PowerManagement.bundle PowerManagement.bundle_backup” i.e. take a backup.
    8. Copy in the one you downloaded at step 1, so, depending on what user you downloaded the file as, type “cp –R ~/Downloads/PowerManagement.bundle ./” Here, should be replaced with the username you download the file as.
    9. Type “cd /System/Library/Extensions/”
    10. Type “mv AppleACPIPlatform.kext AppleACPIPlatform.kext_backup” i.e. take a backup
    11. Open KextHelper and drag-and-drop the downloaded AppleACPIPlatform.kext into it.
    12. Open Disk Utility and click “Repair Disk Permissions”. (I got a load of “…permissions differ…” messages and ignored them.)
    13. Reboot with –v –f
    14. Open System Preferences and go to Energy Saver. Fingers crossed, you should have a load of new stuff in this window. Click the Options tab and tick Show battery status in the menu bar.

    Well, I really hope this works for you. Let me know your successes.

    I’m posting this to all the blogs, as Batter Meter problems are mentioned in all of them.

    P.S. It’s my birthday tomorrow so, as a gift, could someone get my hibernation working? It’s the only thing left that I need working!

  466. Thomas Piccirello

    AlexTo install the wireless, do I just run the script included or is there something else I have to do?

    You just need to run the script and it will work. If it doesnt then try running it twice and then restarting and then it should work.

  467. Przemek

    Anybody knows is there any method to install wifi on dell 1525 with intel 3945abg card?
    Please give me some tutorial becouse i can’t find it.

  468. Alex

    To install the wireless, do I just run the script included or is there something else I have to do?

  469. Thomas Piccirello

    AlexOn 10.5.2, does the Wireless work out of the box or do you have to upgrade to 10.5.4?

    The wireless doesn’t work out of the box regardless of which version you are on. To get the wireless working, just install the wireless fix included in the Dell 1525 drivers download.

  470. Thomas Piccirello

    danHello Richard,

    At 1st, i want to thank you for making this tutorial. It is a great thing you’ve done here.
    I just got a Inspiron, supafly, supapower! and i have been going through your experiences here.

    I am using the kalyway 10.5.2, upgrading to .3, fixing the sleep trick using the expose, all like you have detailed on the top of the page. Seems that this was about almost a year ago and i dont know if i will get an answer but i might as well try.

    For me to upgrade to .4 and .5, i grabbed them from the apple website. When upgrading to .4 the installation freezes and gives me that “You must restart your machine now” in all kinds of languages” message, right after rebooting the machine up, it tells me that there is not mac version set anymore. So i just installed the whole thing over again about 6 times to see what the bugs and what not changes in these 6 installs.

    Im using this for music mostly, i was able to get most of the stuff working on .3, airport enables my firewire and bluetooth card, usb is fine since .2, sleep trick works, cant get battery meeter but this meeter appeared right after one of those installs after post installation on 10.5.2.

    As programs upgrade them selves, i tend to stay behind with 10.5.3 not being able to upgrade.

    Wanted to know if anyone here or a busy guy as your self, would like to take send me a few tips?
    Also, could i download this new kalyway 10.5.5 and try it on?

    SPECS:
    Inspirion 1525
    8gig ram.
    260 sata2 hd
    core 2 duo
    all intel, pretty and shiny new.

    thanx again! :)

    I have never heard of kalyway 10.5.5, unless you mean iAtkos 10.5.5 which happens to work great. And if you dont mind reinstalling the OS then get iatkos 10.5.5 so that you will only have to upgrade 10.5.6 if you want to.

  471. Rahul

    Thomas Piccirello

    rahulUpdate :
    Works : Wi-Fi, Audio, Cam

    Not working : USB, Battery Meter

    Can somebody tell me how to install the powermanagement bundle?? :(

    And it detects my itouch, even my external WD hard drive, but doesn’t show up. iTouch works properly though. How do i open my external drive?

    What version of OS X are you on. I know that many people had an issue with the USB not working in 10.5.2 ( including myself on some installations) but upgrading to 10.5.3 fixed the issue.

    Hey, i got the hard drives working. as u said it started working after i updated..i updated to 10.5.4, so not sure if it used to work in 10.5.3. I never tried it, updated both one after the other. But i still have one problem. How do i install powermanagement.bundle? when i try to replace the original it asks for my password but after that it says i dont have sufficient privileges :(

  472. Alex

    On 10.5.2, does the Wireless work out of the box or do you have to upgrade to 10.5.4?

  473. dan

    Hello Richard,

    At 1st, i want to thank you for making this tutorial. It is a great thing you’ve done here.
    I just got a Inspiron, supafly, supapower! and i have been going through your experiences here.

    I am using the kalyway 10.5.2, upgrading to .3, fixing the sleep trick using the expose, all like you have detailed on the top of the page. Seems that this was about almost a year ago and i dont know if i will get an answer but i might as well try.

    For me to upgrade to .4 and .5, i grabbed them from the apple website. When upgrading to .4 the installation freezes and gives me that “You must restart your machine now” in all kinds of languages” message, right after rebooting the machine up, it tells me that there is not mac version set anymore. So i just installed the whole thing over again about 6 times to see what the bugs and what not changes in these 6 installs.

    Im using this for music mostly, i was able to get most of the stuff working on .3, airport enables my firewire and bluetooth card, usb is fine since .2, sleep trick works, cant get battery meeter but this meeter appeared right after one of those installs after post installation on 10.5.2.

    As programs upgrade them selves, i tend to stay behind with 10.5.3 not being able to upgrade.

    Wanted to know if anyone here or a busy guy as your self, would like to take send me a few tips?
    Also, could i download this new kalyway 10.5.5 and try it on?

    SPECS:
    Inspirion 1525
    8gig ram.
    260 sata2 hd
    core 2 duo
    all intel, pretty and shiny new.

    thanx again! :)

  474. Thomas Piccirello

    Alex3 Questions:

    1. Will this hurt the BIOS
    2. Can I reinstall Vista if something goes wrong
    3. Can I use Mac-formated discs?

    1. No, not at all
    2. Yes, of course
    2. Yes, of course (its exactly like a real mac)

  475. Scott

    Alex:

    1. Not unless you change something in it, which may be necessary depending on what goes wrong with the installation, if anything.
    2. Yes. However, if you’re not sure if you want to keep mac, I would highly suggest backing up the entire hard drive onto another hard drive just in case.
    3. Yes. The installation program that you will be using makes your computer completely think that it is a mac. It formats the hard drive so it can read, write, and move all files, folders, and applications as though it were a mac. You will be able to use all mac programs, read and write mac disks, mount mac .dmg’s, and pretty much anything else you want to do.

  476. Alex

    3 Questions:

    1. Will this hurt the BIOS
    2. Can I reinstall Vista if something goes wrong
    3. Can I use Mac-formated discs?

  477. gbonilla

    go to system>library> and then delete extensions.mkext, just delete it, after reboot it’ll still be there. It should work without this step but it’s best to do it.

  478. Cameron

    gbonilla

    CameronHello again!
    Well this time I’m back reporting that I still cannot get my stupid wireless card working.
    If anyone would take the time to possibly take screenshots on how to do (I learn better to see than to hear) and send them to me via-email or post a link here it’d be great.

    I’ve tried running two different drivers from here and somewhere else and I’ve tried doing it twice. PLEASE HELP ASAP D;

    As a user stated way above

    “For you noobs out there like me, if you√¢ÔøΩÔøΩre having trouble using the Terminal to get the broadcom script to run, save a copy of the file to your main directory and you can use this command:

    sudo /bcm43xx_enabler.sh

    It will then ask you for your password and it will then run and install.”

    just do that twice and you should be good. After that delete “extensions.mkext” and reboot.

    You should be good after that

    How do you delete the .mkext thing?

  479. Thomas Piccirello

    rahulUpdate :
    Works : Wi-Fi, Audio, Cam

    Not working : USB, Battery Meter

    Can somebody tell me how to install the powermanagement bundle?? :(

    And it detects my itouch, even my external WD hard drive, but doesn’t show up. iTouch works properly though. How do i open my external drive?

    What version of OS X are you on. I know that many people had an issue with the USB not working in 10.5.2 ( including myself on some installations) but upgrading to 10.5.3 fixed the issue.

  480. vb4834

    Hi guys! I am really happy that I found this site. I managed to update to 10.5.4 but I can’t get the internal microphone and the bluetooth working! :( This is the Dell I have: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-inspiron-1525-laptop/4507-3121_7-32814943.html?tag=mncol;psum

    Please help me!
    Thank you!

  481. rahul

    k can someone please tell me how to enable external hard drive usage and battery meter working?? my itouch works but not my external hard drives. and i dunno how to install the powermanagement.bundle :(

  482. Thomas Piccirello

    rahulhey guys, rahul reporting here. had given up on this when my desktop install screwed up. i had said i was gonna try later.. so i just did it. rite now on 10.5.2, yet to install updates and kext, fix wifi etc etc.
    cam’s working though.

    questions:
    1. how do i use terminal to find the dell 1525 folder richard has provided?
    2. photo booth quit suddenly. y’s that?
    3. i haven’t installed gmx3100 driver. just the default kernel among the customize options. do i need to install anything??
    I will reply in the order that you asked the questions
    1. To get the exact location of any file or folder, just dra the folder onto the terminal window and the location of it will appear as text in the window
    2. I do not believe that anyone with this laptop has been able to get photo booth fully stable. Sometimes photo booth will work, sometimes it won’t. Thats just how it is on the hackintosh
    3. You most likely do not need to install anything else. T odetermine if you do though, go to system profiler (apple symbol in top left corner of the screen, and then about this mac, and then moe info) Then click Graphics/Displays and check to see what it says next to Quartz Extreme. If it says “supported” then you are fine and you do not need to install any other display drivers.
    please reply.. :)

    p.s – i owe you one Richard ;)

  483. rahul

    Update :
    Works : Wi-Fi, Audio, Cam

    Not working : USB, Battery Meter

    Can somebody tell me how to install the powermanagement bundle?? :(

    And it detects my itouch, even my external WD hard drive, but doesn’t show up. iTouch works properly though. How do i open my external drive?

  484. rahul

    alrite..sorry for the long list of comments. i got the patcher working by right clicking and selecting “open with”.

    my usb doesn’t work yet. i choose only the 1st sleep kernel during installation. any solutions please??

  485. rahul

    k got into one more problem :(

    i cant drag and drop my 1525_codec txt into the applehda patcher..

    got wifi up and running.

  486. rahul

    correction… it working!!! :) :) :)

    thnx for the guide again richard.

  487. rahul

    Thnx for the reply Thomas. after yesterday i’ve got trouble getting to boot mac. out of 10 or 15 re-installs, i’ve got 2 successful ones. most of the times it boots up, goes to a blue screen and blacks out. sleep trick fails. i just now reinstalled it perfectly. did expose settings and everything, rebooted, now its saying der’s no boot device. am rite now running vista startup repair as i type :(

    help please…

  488. Thomas Piccirello

    rahulbtw, i shrunk space from c: and created unallocated volume for mac. my boot disc contains only two files, so how do i dual boot vista and mac os? (Cuz i cant follow the “copy-chain0-file” trick)

    when i try to boot mac os without the disc in the drive, it says “No boot device found. Press F1 to retry…” or some other key. i needed vista back up so used the recovery disc to fix the boot prob. now vista is booting normal.

    The chain-0 file is only needed if you want to use the vista boot manager. I would recomend that you just use the Chamaleon boot loader instead. To learn how to use it and dual boot Vista and OS X so that you can choose which to boot to when you turn on your computer, check out http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=39253 Plus, you will not need to use the disc every time

  489. rahul

    btw, i shrunk space from c: and created unallocated volume for mac. my boot disc contains only two files, so how do i dual boot vista and mac os? (Cuz i cant follow the “copy-chain0-file” trick)

    when i try to boot mac os without the disc in the drive, it says “No boot device found. Press F1 to retry…” or some other key. i needed vista back up so used the recovery disc to fix the boot prob. now vista is booting normal.

  490. rahul

    hey guys, rahul reporting here. had given up on this when my desktop install screwed up. i had said i was gonna try later.. so i just did it. rite now on 10.5.2, yet to install updates and kext, fix wifi etc etc.
    cam’s working though.

    questions:
    1. how do i use terminal to find the dell 1525 folder richard has provided?
    2. photo booth quit suddenly. y’s that?
    3. i haven’t installed gmx3100 driver. just the default kernel among the customize options. do i need to install anything??

    please reply.. :)

    p.s – i owe you one Richard ;)

  491. gbonilla

    Osmac
    Now I need to find out how I can get a resolution to:
    1) Get Quartz Extreme to work
    2) Get Sleep/hibernate to work
    3) Get rid of the “expose trick”

    1) Get Quartz Extreme to work.
    The one way to get resolution and quartz in my expeirence was to not choose gma x3100 on install. When you do that the resolution and QE are out the window.
    2) Get Sleep/Hibernate to work
    You can use EHCISleepEnabler.kext by Superhai, make sure to look at the readme for it.
    3) Get rid of the “expose trick”

    ChrisBoot w/o the sleep trick:

    here’s what i did to make it work,
    1) remove all the original x3100 display kexts in the system/library/extension and replace it with AJ allen (http://www.4shared.com/file/69909209/2252bca9/AppleIntelGMAX3100.html), fix permission and reboot.

    2) the computer should boot right now and use the hot corner to wake the computer.

    3) download Chameleon: http://chameleon.osx86.hu/file_download/10/Chameleon-1.0.11-installer.zip and install

    4) download file chameleon.zip ( 76.15K ) at http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=132757 , unzip it and there will be 3 to 4 files, the only one you need is the chameleon one. Rename the file chameleon to boot. then place the file boot (after you renamed it from chameleon) to /

    5) reboot the computer and wake the computer up using hot corner trick

    6) Download DSDT patcher by fassl ( http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=133683 ).

    7) Doubleclick the DSDT Patcher file, follow the instruction there, i think i had to choose either mac, vista or something else, pick mac

    8) once it’s done, a dsdt_fixed.txt file will be created in the debug folder.

    9) open the dsdt_fixed.txt file and search for the following
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(TV) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(CRT) declaration (about 24 line)
    Under Device(VID) remove the Device(DVI) declaration (about 24 line)

    10) once you remove those lines, save the file.

    11) open terminal, drag the file name iasl (in the tool folder) into terminal, a path of the file iasl will appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “-ta dsdt_fixed.txt” (w/o quotes), and hit enter

    example: ../Tools/iasl -ta dsdt_fixed.txt

    12) then type “sudo cp ” (no qutoes) and drag the file dsdt.aml in the terminal, the path of the file dsdt.aml wil appear in terminal, then you hit space and type “/” (w/o quotes)

    example: sudo cp dsdt.aml /

    13) reboot the computer and it should work.

    i don’t take any credit for this other than making it easier to understand. good luck!

  492. Scott

    OK, so after a little experimentation, I’ve finally gotten the battery meter to show. I was taking a look at the Dell Post Installer program that I found somewhere and I decided to take a look at the readme, when I came across this forum post:

    http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=80425

    I downloaded the tar.gz, backed up my old .bundle, and replaced it with the new one. I restarted and I now know that I have 80% battery left.

    Now that my battery is recognized, the next step is to teach my computer how to sleep and wake up from it. Any suggestions?

  493. Osmac

    Thomas Piccirello<br/Well then, I guess I stand corrected. Thanks for posting the link to that forum and your instructions so that only one update is necessary instead of 4 and only one installation of all the wireless and audio kexts etc. instead of multiple installs of those after they get deleted because of the system upgrade.

    Thats exactly why we exchange experiences here, and I am glad to chip in my humble piece.

    To be clear, I updated to 10.5.3 first, but think I could have done without that.

    I heard iPC has come up with an actual Live DVD 10.5.6, so maybe all has become easier.

    Now I need to find out how I can get a resolution to:
    1) Get Quartz Extreme to work
    2) Get Sleep/hibernate to work
    3) Get rid of the “expose trick”

  494. Thomas Piccirello

    OsmacI am completely upgraded to 10.5.6
    With the Netkas method, I upgraded to 10.5.6 with the Comboupdate from apple download (Yes, I did Thomas !! ;-) See: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=143434&view=findpost&p=1018748

    Well then, I guess I stand corrected. Thanks for posting the link to that forum and your instructions so that only one update is necessary instead of 4 and only one installation of all the wireless and audio kexts etc. instead of multiple installs of those after they get deleted because of the system upgrade.

  495. Osmac

    I am completely upgraded to 10.5.6

    I used the guide above to install 10.5.2 with Kalyway and upgraded to 10.5.3 with the Kalyway Comboupdate and repair package.
    Had to revert back to the original GMAX3100 kexts (removed 5 restored 2)

    With the Netkas method, I upgraded to 10.5.6 with the Comboupdate from apple download (Yes, I did Thomas !! ;-) See: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=143434&view=findpost&p=1018748

    Had to revert back the GMAX3100 kexts (before reboot!) again.
    Also there was no response on the touchpad and keyboard which could be fixed with a PS2 kext.

    I did all this on an external USB Disk with 3 partitions. I used the 2nd and 3rd to experiment and when I had the final result good, I moved that to the 1st partition with “restore” in Disk Utility. This restore action @$#@’ed up my Master Boot Record. I was able to fix this with some terminal actions started from the Install DVD as described here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=151683

    Some remark to the instructions to restore the MBR:
    -make sure you umount all the partitions
    -along the line, the aprtition wil get remounted again, so umounting them again is needed
    -bless did not work, but seemed not necesary
    -step 5 and 6 I did not use the “./GUID/”
    -step 7 I used ./startupfiletool
    I also found it handy to have the “boot”file available on a memory stick because the partitions must all be unmounted, it cannot be retrieved from there.

    To get to a good “boot” file, follow this instruction, which I ran on partition 2 or 3 and results in a boot file in the root:
    Install pc-efi 9 very reliable boot loader from http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=…0&Itemid=48 open tools folder install bootloader.pkg. Ignore the dsdt stuff.

  496. marvs

    ei,. thanks for the quick reply and help… appreciate it..
    once i have all of the stuff i needed, i’ll proceed to do a triple boot on my dell laptop..
    but can someone send me the links from where i can download all of those files including the mac osx., drivers., and all of the things i need to complete this task for my dell inspiron 1525… please help…

    if you don’t want to post the links….
    here’s my e-add: marvs2287@yahoo.com

    i’m already downloading some of them,,
    but i’m not really sure if i’m downloading the right thing… thanks a lot…

  497. Duran

    Everything worked great, except the battery meter, any recomendations?

  498. Duran

    I did everything, but the 10.5.4 update, the sofware update presents a 10.5.6 instead, couldn’t set up the sound, do i need the update in order to install the sound? Or am i doing something wrong?

  499. Cameron

    So I’m ready to give up.
    The wireless won’t work.
    Anyone caring to make a video/screenies on how to do it, it may be easier.
    Otherwise no the internet refuses to work.

    – Cameron

  500. gbonilla

    marvshey, for me to dual boot with vista� do i have to just put the disc in after installing mac� and would it take care of it? or will it affect the master boot record.. and how do you shrink partitions in mac so i can install vista in a unpartitioned space�

    i have win7 and ubuntu 8.10 installed on the same laptop(dell inspiron 1525, exactly the same) and it�s working really great�.my question is if i want to triple boot it with mac os�
    i�am willing to completely remove the partitions just to install mac and then install ubuntu and windows again�
    but what shall i install first?? mac, windows or ubuntu�
    ubuntu can read windows partition but when you install ubuntu then windows, it will overwrite the mbr .. and it won�t let you boot from ubuntu�
    that�s the thing i am worried about� as to which one to install first???
    i don�t want to mess up my hard drive� please help�

    In my experience your best option is to install windows 7 before everything else because windows 7 tends to destroy just about everything it even reformats other harddrives

  501. Thomas Piccirello

    marvshey, for me to dual boot with vista� do i have to just put the disc in after installing mac� and would it take care of it? or will it affect the master boot record.. and how do you shrink partitions in mac so i can install vista in a unpartitioned space�

    i have win7 and ubuntu 8.10 installed on the same laptop(dell inspiron 1525, exactly the same) and it�s working really great�.my question is if i want to triple boot it with mac os�
    i�am willing to completely remove the partitions just to install mac and then install ubuntu and windows again�
    but what shall i install first?? mac, windows or ubuntu�
    ubuntu can read windows partition but when you install ubuntu then windows, it will overwrite the mbr .. and it won�t let you boot from ubuntu�
    that�s the thing i am worried about� as to which one to install first???
    i don�t want to mess up my hard drive� please help�

    To learn how to dual boot with mac and another OS or even triple boot and so on, check out the first post in http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=39253 and although the forums says it is to dual boot with either xp or vista, you cn use windows 7 or ubuntu as well because it wont make a difference

  502. Nathan

    OMG OMG OMG

    I GOT MY INTERNET WORKING
    Im currently typing from my safari browser.
    And this is awesome. I might be posting a video to youtube soon showing how i did it so ill tell you if its posted. thanks richard ill still keep reading these forums though but thanks for everything!

    Nathan

  503. Nathan

    I done it!!!
    I booted from iatkos 5i.
    Power thing fine, Sound patched great!
    Webcam and media keys work. its awesome.
    only bad thing is wireless. I tried to patch maybe im just doing somethin wrong?
    I typed in that bcm thing in terminal nothin came. Copy and pasted it and it came but i couldnt type the password when it came. What can i do? can someone please give me instructions on how to get the internet?

    thanks, Nathan

  504. Scott

    So I feel like I’m posting a bit too much, but I guess I don’t have much of a choice.

    So I tried InsomniaX’s hibernation function (and yes, I read all the warnings), and the same thing happened before, when I used Mac’s hibernation function. It sleeps the system, but is unable to wake up.

  505. marvs

    hey, for me to dual boot with vista… do i have to just put the disc in after installing mac… and would it take care of it? or will it affect the master boot record.. and how do you shrink partitions in mac so i can install vista in a unpartitioned space…

    i have win7 and ubuntu 8.10 installed on the same laptop(dell inspiron 1525, exactly the same) and it’s working really great….my question is if i want to triple boot it with mac os…
    i’am willing to completely remove the partitions just to install mac and then install ubuntu and windows again…
    but what shall i install first?? mac, windows or ubuntu…
    ubuntu can read windows partition but when you install ubuntu then windows, it will overwrite the mbr .. and it won’t let you boot from ubuntu…
    that’s the thing i am worried about… as to which one to install first???
    i don’t want to mess up my hard drive… please help…

  506. Scott

    The GenericCPUPMControl application failed to recognize my kext. This is my problem. No matter how or how many times I install the kext, it is always unrecognized. I’m slightly afraid to reinstall the kext, or install any kext for that matter because in the past, when I have done so, it has forced me to wipe my entire partition and start over again.

  507. marvs

    BTGreg, I have the Core 2 duo 5750 version of the dell 1525 with 3GB ram, and 250GB hard drive from best buys… works great overall… just minor items that everyone else is seeing…. ie no card reader, no ethernet, no HDMI, and will only sleep if the power is unplugged…. these are minor since the wifi flies, and USB works great with an external card reader. The web came works well too. I dual boot to vista if I ever want to plug the dell into my hdtv with hdmi to watch a movie I download (I can access my vista partition from Mac OS so I save all of my media files to the vista partition – you’ll need to download some small code to enable writing to the vista partition but it’s open source and easy to do.) I’d recommend definitely using the Kalyway 10.5.2 to start and go through the steps to upgrade to 10.5.3 then 10.5.4 versus trying to use the Iatkos 10.5.4…. I got Iatkos to run stable but had to disable one of the cores of the cpu to get it to boot. With Kalyway, it just works with both cores enable.

    GregCAN SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER THIS QUESTION ASAP

    if i have this exact laptop only i have a Intel�® Coreâ�¢ 2 Duo T5750 2.00GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache in stead of the Dual Core T2390 1.86GHz/533Mhz with this affect my installation negatively?

    hey, for me to dual boot with vista… do i have to just put the disc in after installing mac… and would it take care of it? or will it affect the master boot record.. and how do you shrink partitions in mac so i can install vista in a unpartitioned space…

    i have win7 and ubuntu 8.10 installed on the same laptop(dell inspiron 1525, exactly the same) and it’s working really great….my question is if i want to triple boot it with mac os…
    i’am willing to completely remove the partitions just to install mac and then install ubuntu and windows again…
    but what shall i install first?? mac, windows or ubuntu…
    ubuntu can read windows partition but when you install ubuntu then windows, it will overwrite the mbr .. and it won’t let you boot from ubuntu…
    that’s the thing i am worried about… as to which one to install first???
    i don’t want to mess up my hard drive… please help…

  508. gbonilla

    CameronHello again!
    Well this time I’m back reporting that I still cannot get my stupid wireless card working.
    If anyone would take the time to possibly take screenshots on how to do (I learn better to see than to hear) and send them to me via-email or post a link here it’d be great.

    I’ve tried running two different drivers from here and somewhere else and I’ve tried doing it twice. PLEASE HELP ASAP D;

    As a user stated way above

    “For you noobs out there like me, if you’re having trouble using the Terminal to get the broadcom script to run, save a copy of the file to your main directory and you can use this command:

    sudo /bcm43xx_enabler.sh

    It will then ask you for your password and it will then run and install.”

    just do that twice and you should be good. After that delete “extensions.mkext” and reboot.

    You should be good after that

  509. Cameron

    Hello again!
    Well this time I’m back reporting that I still cannot get my stupid wireless card working.
    If anyone would take the time to possibly take screenshots on how to do (I learn better to see than to hear) and send them to me via-email or post a link here it’d be great.

    I’ve tried running two different drivers from here and somewhere else and I’ve tried doing it twice. PLEASE HELP ASAP D;

  510. Anderson

    Hey, I tried installing this on my Inspiron 1525 and half way through the install, it fails. It says there is something wrong with the disk but right after I tried it on my Dell Inspiron 600m and it installed with no problem. I don’t know how to install the wireless drivers or video drivers but it still works none the less. I would figure that the 1525 would work better but it’s just the opposite. So can you tell me whats wrong? Thank you. (By the way, I do not need to do the sleep trick for the 600m. The RAM is 787 and the processor is Intel Celeron M. The 1525 has 1024mb RAM and the processor is Intel Chipset Family.)

  511. Osmac

    YES FINALLY DID MANAGE TO GET TO 10.5.3!!!

    For the initial install with Kalyway 10.5.2 I selected apart from the default:
    -Vanilla Kernel
    -IntelGMA3100 Video
    -cpus=1
    -Timemachine patch
    -powerpatch

    Updated audio, not sure where I found it, but was similar to: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=132495 (I did not have to change anything)

    This is what I did:
    I followed Richards guide under [5] with the 9.3 vanilla kernel, but also:
    1) First backup AppleIntelGMAX3100.kext and AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext
    after steps under [5]:
    1) Removed all AppleIntelGMAX950/3100 files from /System/Library/Extensions
    2) Restored the “old” GMAX3100 files
    3) After reboot typed “update -v”
    4) After 2nd reboot typed “-v -f”

  512. Thomas Piccirello

    ScottSo the InsomniaX application fixed the “I can’t close my computer” problem, and the AppleHDA.kext fixed the mute problem.

    So now all that’s left is Battery Recognition, Ethernet, and Trackpad full configuration.

    You can just forget about the thernet for now, and I also have never been able to get the trackapd scrolling working (if anyone has suggestions of kexts then please, please let me know). To get the battery meter working though go to http://superhai.com/darwin.html and download and install the GenericCPUPowerManagement Application

  513. Scott

    So the InsomniaX application fixed the “I can’t close my computer” problem, and the AppleHDA.kext fixed the mute problem.

    So now all that’s left is Battery Recognition, Ethernet, and Trackpad full configuration.

  514. Jblaster

    Alex

    RichardGetting the Inspiron 1525 to wake up after sleep is proving to be a real pain in the ass…

    I do not need mine to sleep, so is there any way to keep it from sleeping when you shut the lid?

    Install “InsomniaX”
    Download at:
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22211
    or:
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/30315

  515. ryanst24

    ryanst24Installed 10.5.2 Kalyway followed by the 10.5.3 combo update
    Everything works fine including wireless after running the Broadcom script

    Here is my one problem:
    When I run Software Update the 10.5.6 update shows up instead of the 10.5.4

    How do I go from 10.5.3 to 10.5.4?

    I attempted the 10.5.6 update and it completely froze the machine and I had to re-install

    Can I just download the 10.5.4 combo update from apple and install that?

    Thanks for the help

    Please ignore this..Had I been patient and read through all the comments I would have found my answer..
    Thanks for all the help

  516. ryanst24

    Installed 10.5.2 Kalyway followed by the 10.5.3 combo update
    Everything works fine including wireless after running the Broadcom script

    Here is my one problem:
    When I run Software Update the 10.5.6 update shows up instead of the 10.5.4

    How do I go from 10.5.3 to 10.5.4?

    I attempted the 10.5.6 update and it completely froze the machine and I had to re-install

    Can I just download the 10.5.4 combo update from apple and install that?

    Thanks for the help

  517. Thomas Piccirello

    RyanInstalled Kalyway 10.5.2, did the auto sleep trick, and rebooted but unless the Kalyway disc is in the drive my 1525 comes back with an HFS+ Partition Error message.

    It is installed on my internal drive that is split in 2 partitions:
    1) Macintosh HD
    2) A windows partition containing all my photos and art

    Do I need to back up the ‘photo’ partition and just wipe the entire drive clean?

    Thanks for any help.

    Go to http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=39253 and then in the first post, scroll down to the section that talks about fixing HFS+ Partition errors. Basically, you just need assign your mac partition as your active (booting) partition. The reason that it works with the DVD is because before booting it, it looks for any other Mac partitions on the hard drive to boot from first. BTW, you DO NOT need to wipe your other partition

  518. Frank

    I have the 1525 with Core 2 duo 1.86, 4GB DDr2, 250 GB HD, Bluetooth, Camera

    Installed the 1490 Wireless Mini Card and did not have to install any drivers works perfectly, Bluetooth and Camera also worked right out of first installation.

    Currently on 10.5.4

    Last step is battery meter. Waiting for reply, Thank you guys!

  519. Frank

    Ok everything is working perfect, but how do i get the Battery Meter to display???? I cant get that to work =/ Can you write it in Dummy language lol. Thank you so much.

  520. FRANK

    Works Great

    Dell 1525 Core 2 Duo 1.86, 250HD, Webcam, 4GB DDR2

    Well decided not to take the hard route so installed the 1490 Mini wireless card, Guess what? Wireless and Bluetooth work right out of first installation no drivers needed. Webcam works without drivers too. CUrrently in 10.5.4 dont know if i do the 10.5.5 will leave me in that turn off system loop.

  521. Ryan

    Installed Kalyway 10.5.2, did the auto sleep trick, and rebooted but unless the Kalyway disc is in the drive my 1525 comes back with an HFS+ Partition Error message.

    It is installed on my internal drive that is split in 2 partitions:
    1) Macintosh HD
    2) A windows partition containing all my photos and art

    Do I need to back up the ‘photo’ partition and just wipe the entire drive clean?

    Thanks for any help.

  522. Thomas Piccirello

    CameronOkay so here’s my problem.
    I already e-mailed Richard but you guys might be able to get me a response faster.

    Okay so here’s my issue.
    I got everything running and everything except the following,
    My wireless card & the battery icon.

    My wireless card script I run and reboot and nothing. It’s still not there. I have this same computer if your wondering and also how do you install the bundle file for the battery.
    I’m extremely noobish on the whole Mac system so I don’t know much about it.

    All help can be posted here or e-mailed to me at,
    cameron@tragic-kiss.org

    Thank You
    Cameron Bingham

    I find that running the wireless script just once and then rebooting is very hit and miss. What I did to get mine running was I ran the script twice and then I rebooted. On some of my installs though my card was recognized before I even rebooted.

  523. Thomas Piccirello

    ScottHello. I’ve been working on this project for a little more than a month and a half and I’ve run into a few problems, some of them subsequent to each other:

    1. Battery recognition.
    My computer and many 3rd-party programs will not recognize my battery. Luckily, the 1525 has a little battery light to tell me when the battery is low, so I don’t have to worry about it shutting off suddenly. BIOS recognizes the battery, and mac even knows when AC isn’t plugged in. I ran pmset -g and found that AC power was the only recognized source of power. So that was fun.
    2. Clam shell display.
    If I close my lid, the computer enters H3, from which I am unable to wake it. I have used Kext Helper and even manually installed, reinstalled, uninstalled and reinstalled again the PowerManagement.bundle (Also, it took me a few hours of research to figure out how to install kexts…you may just want to put an explanation into your howto). However, I am still unable to see, read, or change my battery/settings.
    3. Ethernet.
    Duh.
    4. Mute.
    While this isn’t necessarily an important feature, I would like to be able to mute my computer (during class, at night). Maybe a new kext would improve this?
    5. Trackpad.
    The trackpad is fully functional, in that I can use it in a regular fashion. However, there still remains to be no scrolling feature on mine, a property that I would very much like it to have.

    In any case, the whole system works great. It is now my default, despite the minor inconveniences that strike me from time to time. If these five problems could be solved (and I know many have done so), I may just delete my windows partition as a whole and put it on my external hard drive for infrequent use.

    P.S.
    A bit of irony: You know how I said that the whole “not being able to see my battery wasn’t a problem because of the light, so I could save everything and close my computer before I lost power” thing?

    Yeah, my computer shut off halfway through this message…

    Just a note about Mute….
    You can get it working with the kext at http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=141033

  524. Cameron

    Okay so here’s my problem.
    I already e-mailed Richard but you guys might be able to get me a response faster.

    Okay so here’s my issue.
    I got everything running and everything except the following,
    My wireless card & the battery icon.

    My wireless card script I run and reboot and nothing. It’s still not there. I have this same computer if your wondering and also how do you install the bundle file for the battery.
    I’m extremely noobish on the whole Mac system so I don’t know much about it.

    All help can be posted here or e-mailed to me at,
    cameron@tragic-kiss.org

    Thank You
    Cameron Bingham

  525. Scott

    Hello. I’ve been working on this project for a little more than a month and a half and I’ve run into a few problems, some of them subsequent to each other:

    1. Battery recognition.
    My computer and many 3rd-party programs will not recognize my battery. Luckily, the 1525 has a little battery light to tell me when the battery is low, so I don’t have to worry about it shutting off suddenly. BIOS recognizes the battery, and mac even knows when AC isn’t plugged in. I ran pmset -g and found that AC power was the only recognized source of power. So that was fun.
    2. Clam shell display.
    If I close my lid, the computer enters H3, from which I am unable to wake it. I have used Kext Helper and even manually installed, reinstalled, uninstalled and reinstalled again the PowerManagement.bundle (Also, it took me a few hours of research to figure out how to install kexts…you may just want to put an explanation into your howto). However, I am still unable to see, read, or change my battery/settings.
    3. Ethernet.
    Duh.
    4. Mute.
    While this isn’t necessarily an important feature, I would like to be able to mute my computer (during class, at night). Maybe a new kext would improve this?
    5. Trackpad.
    The trackpad is fully functional, in that I can use it in a regular fashion. However, there still remains to be no scrolling feature on mine, a property that I would very much like it to have.

    In any case, the whole system works great. It is now my default, despite the minor inconveniences that strike me from time to time. If these five problems could be solved (and I know many have done so), I may just delete my windows partition as a whole and put it on my external hard drive for infrequent use.

    P.S.
    A bit of irony: You know how I said that the whole “not being able to see my battery wasn’t a problem because of the light, so I could save everything and close my computer before I lost power” thing?

    Yeah, my computer shut off halfway through this message…

  526. Thomas Piccirello

    Blal

    BrendanOh that’s great news! Thanks a lot guys.

    And thanks Richard for such a brilliant tutorial! My Inspiron is now the envy of everyone I know!

    I got mines to work too, but do you have any problem with photo booth …

    For me, Photo Booth is very moody. Sometime it will work fine and other times it will open and then immediately close.

  527. Thomas Piccirello

    RayHere’s what I did to get speedstep working:

    1. Got 10.5.4 running, using the all the great info on this site.
    2. Downloaded IntelEnhancedSpeedStep.kext.zip (v1.4.0) from here: http://code.google.com/p/xnu-speedstep/
    3. Followed the instructions under “How to load/unload without installing”, on the Installation wiki page.
    (This involved copying the kext to somewhere like /tmp and doing a kextload /tmp/IntelEnhancedSpeedStep.kext)
    4. Unplug laptop from wall and watch the battery last three times as long.

    After I was comfortable that temporarily loading the kext wasn’t going to kill my system, I used KextHelper to install the kext permanently.

    I also used MSR Tools to confirm that it was indeed working. I found this app specifically because it will show system info like CPU speed. It reported that my cpu is running at 1 GHz. Then I grabbed a finder window and start whipping it around, and watched the cpu speed go up to 2.16 GHz! MSR Tools is neat because it also reports CPU temp and voltage. MSR Tools is not required to use the speedstep kext, but I just wanted proof that the kext was working properly. (Although having the longer battery life is pretty much all the proof you need.)

    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Ray, I think I’m in love with you. lol but seriously thank you so much. I did the temporary kextload and then ran msr_tools and you were right about everything. My “Actual Frequency” was only at about 40% of the total and doing more activities brought made it rise. I am also experiencing much better battery life. I seriously do not know how to thank you for this. EVERYONE, I CAN CONFIRM THAT THIS NOT ONLY WORKS BUT DRASTICALLY IMPROVES YOUR BATTERY LIFE. Once again, thanks.

  528. Blal

    BrendanOh that’s great news! Thanks a lot guys.

    And thanks Richard for such a brilliant tutorial! My Inspiron is now the envy of everyone I know!

    I got mines to work too, but do you have any problem with photo booth …

  529. SocialJosh

    EricHi,

    thank you for the great tutorial! I’ve got the same hardware like you, just higher res (1440×900). I selected vanilla kernel and GMAX3100 graphic drivers. Until step 5, everything is just great and works as described.
    But now I install the ComboUpdate and KernelUpdate (also vanilla kernel), reboot with “update -v” and after auto-reboot “-v -f”. Boots but screen stays black – even after sleep trick again (I did exposé-trick before but I just wanted to try if the “original” trick may help). It’s enerving because I don’t get the backup-kernel running, so I have to start vom scratch everytime I mess up with the update.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you

    Eric

    I have the exact same problem every time I try to update from 10.5.2 to 10.5.3. I have the same resolution as Eric’s.

    I would love to know if anyone has any thoughts about this, as I can’t use my hackbook to watch DVDs, as the QE/QI dosen’t work with the higher resolution in 10.5.2, and I’m hoping the update to 10.5.3 would allow the QE/QI to work.

  530. Brendan

    Oh that’s great news! Thanks a lot guys.

    And thanks Richard for such a brilliant tutorial! My Inspiron is now the envy of everyone I know!

  531. DynComp

    Can anyone show me how to install power management bundle. Thanks

  532. DynComp

    I have many times but I can’t figure out how to install power management bundle. Please help me …

  533. Nathan

    Im downloading iatkos 5i atm.
    It comes with the rd5 document thingy.
    It matches the ones i found on the net but what it is for?
    Is it something i have to add to a file?
    Do i have to burn this file with iatkos 5i?
    I got PowerISO as my burner.

    Thanks, Nathan

  534. Cowgill

    Thanks. Got the audio working with drivers. Peace! :)

  535. Osmac

    BrendanHey everyone – does anybody know what happens if I press my MediaDirect button on my 1525 while I am running OS X? I am comfortable that the system will not crash if I press it while running Vista, but is the same true on the Mac partition?

    Cheers for any assistance!

    Just tried……no response, no explosion.

    Gbonilla, tank you for the audio, got it working now!!!

  536. Thomas Piccirello

    BrendanHey everyone – does anybody know what happens if I press my MediaDirect button on my 1525 while I am running OS X? I am comfortable that the system will not crash if I press it while running Vista, but is the same true on the Mac partition?

    Cheers for any assistance!

    As soon as I got my Dell I removed that crap so pressing it in OS X has absolutely no effect. It probably shouldnt for you whether you have it installed or not because OS X will not even recognize the button.

  537. Brendan

    Hey everyone – does anybody know what happens if I press my MediaDirect button on my 1525 while I am running OS X? I am comfortable that the system will not crash if I press it while running Vista, but is the same true on the Mac partition?

    Cheers for any assistance!

  538. gbonilla

    CowgillI got my Inspirion 1525 working for the most part. I am having no audio output though? I go into System Info and it says “No Built-In Audio”. I am thinking the Audio Drivers did not get installed? Anyone know where I can get the Audio Drivers?

    Other than that everything is going good. Ran the script to get the Wi-Fi working and enjoying using Safari. :) Thanks for the great tutorial. Just want to get my audio working……. any tips would be appreciated.

    Cowgill go to this link ( http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=141033 )download the most recent kext as well as HDAenabler which is located on the bottom of the first page then kext helper both of them, after this you should have full audio support.

    Make sure that you delete AppleAzalia.kext and ALCInject.kext from your Extensions.

  539. Cowgill

    I got my Inspirion 1525 working for the most part. I am having no audio output though? I go into System Info and it says “No Built-In Audio”. I am thinking the Audio Drivers did not get installed? Anyone know where I can get the Audio Drivers?

    Other than that everything is going good. Ran the script to get the Wi-Fi working and enjoying using Safari. :) Thanks for the great tutorial. Just want to get my audio working……. any tips would be appreciated.

  540. Ray

    Here’s what I did to get speedstep working:

    1. Got 10.5.4 running, using the all the great info on this site.
    2. Downloaded IntelEnhancedSpeedStep.kext.zip (v1.4.0) from here: http://code.google.com/p/xnu-speedstep/
    3. Followed the instructions under “How to load/unload without installing”, on the Installation wiki page.
    (This involved copying the kext to somewhere like /tmp and doing a kextload /tmp/IntelEnhancedSpeedStep.kext)
    4. Unplug laptop from wall and watch the battery last three times as long.

    After I was comfortable that temporarily loading the kext wasn’t going to kill my system, I used KextHelper to install the kext permanently.

    I also used MSR Tools to confirm that it was indeed working. I found this app specifically because it will show system info like CPU speed. It reported that my cpu is running at 1 GHz. Then I grabbed a finder window and start whipping it around, and watched the cpu speed go up to 2.16 GHz! MSR Tools is neat because it also reports CPU temp and voltage. MSR Tools is not required to use the speedstep kext, but I just wanted proof that the kext was working properly. (Although having the longer battery life is pretty much all the proof you need.)

    I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

  541. Simey

    Eric

    OsmacI have it running!!!!!
    – I am still on 10.5.2 Is there any reason why I would need to upgrade to 10.5.3 or higher?

    Yes, if you want to use up to date software like iWork09, you need 10.5.6

    Anyone an idea about my issue some posts above? I keep trying since friday, already started from scratch 8 times, tried different kernels/patches and update methods but always the same result … black screen after updating.

    there is a very simple way around this to allow you to install iLife 09 and iWork 09 on 10.5.3 at least, which i run on my Dell 1525 (dunno about 10.5.2).

    go to system/library/coreservices/SystemVersion.plist , open the plist with a text editor. change the two version number values to 10.5.6. and save the plist. check “about this mac” in finder and it should report the change.

    you are now free to install the latest iLife 09 and iWork 09 :)

  542. Thomas Piccirello

    Ray

    Thomas – Were you able to get the speedstep stuff working? My wife’s laptop is still working like a champ.

    I was not able to do it yet because I have not had the time and I have been a little cautious after the other one gave me a kernel panic. Also, I am not sure what exactly you meant in your instructions on installing the patch because you included several programs that I had never heard of before. If you could elaborate on that a little more then I would be more than happy to try it out and report my findings back here.

  543. Sami

    Hi I want to ask if someone got the mic working. I got Dell 1525n with same configuration as in tutorial except the CPU. Mine is Core 2 Duo T5750 2.0 GHz, Sigmatel 9205 audio and I’m on 10.5.4.
    I don’t install later version because I don’t want to screw this installation. So is there someway to get mic working and the card reader without Dell Post-Installation because I fucked up earlier installation with getting my keyboard not working. And the other thing I want to know is about touchpad. I set it to max speed and sensitivity, but it’s still slow or stop moving and the 2-finger scrolling is really pain in the ass, maybe I just don’t do something right with the setting and does anyone use the 1-finger scrolling.

    P.S I want to thank Richard for this great tutorial without it I wouldn’t get my Dellintosh working.

  544. Osmac

    NEVER NEVER NEVER USE COMBO UPDATES. NOT EVER. Always download the delta update to upgrade from the apple website.

    Hmm, I used the Kalyway combo update as described above. Clearly that did not work,
    Next I used the method from this site: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=109102&hl Also no succes

    Now I need to restart from scratch. I learned that removing the French keyboard patch is not wise, even though I do not have a French kyboard…..

    I am not there yet, but Richard, Thomas, Eric and all other contrubutors, a big thank you!

  545. Ray

    NEVER NEVER NEVER USE COMBO UPDATES. NOT EVER. Always download the delta update to upgrade from the apple website.

    hehe.. I tried that once..

    Thomas – Were you able to get the speedstep stuff working? My wife’s laptop is still working like a champ.

  546. Thomas Piccirello

    OsmacUpdate: I have tried installing the Comboupdate which resulted in a “freeze” after the error on Firewire Grrrr.

    I have tried to redo my own formula with NO succes…… Even more frustrating now I know I have been able to get it working…….

    Assuming I do, if the wireless is working with 10.5.2 is the comboupdate needed then? or will updating via Software Update work as well?

    NEVER NEVER NEVER USE COMBO UPDATES. NOT EVER. Always download the delta update to upgrade from the apple website.

  547. scigo

    Eric…i did try as you about 8-10 times but failed and I am slowly giving up. My problem was wifi :(

  548. geoff

    Has anyone tried the express card slot?

  549. Osmac

    Update: I have tried installing the Comboupdate which resulted in a “freeze” after the error on Firewire Grrrr.

    I have tried to redo my own formula with NO succes…… Even more frustrating now I know I have been able to get it working…….

    Assuming I do, if the wireless is working with 10.5.2 is the comboupdate needed then? or will updating via Software Update work as well?

  550. Eric

    OsmacI have it running!!!!!
    – I am still on 10.5.2 Is there any reason why I would need to upgrade to 10.5.3 or higher?

    Yes, if you want to use up to date software like iWork09, you need 10.5.6

    Anyone an idea about my issue some posts above? I keep trying since friday, already started from scratch 8 times, tried different kernels/patches and update methods but always the same result … black screen after updating.

  551. Osmac

    I have it running!!!!!

    I had almost given up after two full days of trying and getting stuck halfway step 3 with no screen response after waking up.

    The configuration I used in Kalyway 10.5.2:
    Vanilla Kernel
    GMAX3100 Driver
    TIme Machines Patch
    Power Patch for laptops right below the TIme Machine Patch
    AND
    cpus=1 patch (Dell patch)
    plus another patch near the time machines/power and Dell patches (wish I had taken notes or pictures, but it was a quite obvious selection)

    The result was actually better than expected, as there was NO need to let the laptop go to sleep the first time, but was surprised with the “welcome movie”!

    Wireless works
    Webcam works, it was turned on to take a picture for my login
    Batterymeter works, time remaining goes down and responds to power supply
    DVD Eject works
    Bluetooth seems to work

    It is soo cool, I have the Dell with a white lid and installed OSX on a White WD MyPassport 2,5″ Harddisk (external).

    There are a few questions remaining:
    – My keyboard seems to have some flaws, like “end” does not seem to work and I cannot find out how to use the applespecific symbol used for copy/paste and other commands.
    – I am still on 10.5.2 Is there any reason why I would need to upgrade to 10.5.3 or higher?

  552. Thomas Piccirello

    Osmac

    Thomas Piccirello
    OsmacHi, all going fine untill halfway step 3….. The screen goes black and activity stops after about 15 minutes. When opening the lid the blue leds above the keyboard light up but the wiggling of the touchpad, nor touching any keys has any effect, the screen stays blank.

    I have done no customization, except I installed on an external USB HD which requiremes me to use F12 to select the USB HD as bootdevice.

    Have redone the whole thing with the same result.

    Can anyone please provide some guidance?

    Osmac, many people have asked this question and there has still never been a straight answer yet. I am going to assume though that it all depends on your instll disc or how long you need to wait. If you used the Kalyway 10.5.2 disc then it is 15 minutes but with others, it could be more so try waiting up to 45 minutes even or just reinstall with kalyway.

    Thank you for your quick response. I used the Kalyway 10.5.2 installdisk. Even waited a whole night, no (screen) response.

    In the mean time I have tried the vanilla kernel and deselected all video and network options. Exactly the same result.

    As mentioned, I installed OSX on an external HD. I have found very little references to this specific setup, but cannot imagine this has any influence.

    Are there any specific BIOS settings that might help here?

    Originally, I also had Leopard installed on an external drive and support was quite sketchy although then I realized that runnign it from an external drive is exactly the same as running it from your internal hard drive. All the procedures and everything is the same. That being said, try selecting the sleep kernel or even the mach kernel because for some reason, your compute doesn’t like vanilla.

  553. Pedro Peixoto

    OsmacHi, all going fine untill halfway step 3….. The screen goes black and activity stops after about 15 minutes. When opening the lid the blue leds above the keyboard light up but the wiggling of the touchpad, nor touching any keys has any effect, the screen stays blank.

    I have done no customization, except I installed on an external USB HD which requiremes me to use F12 to select the USB HD as bootdevice.

    Have redone the whole thing with the same result.

    Can anyone please provide some guidance?

    Hi,

    Try wainting 15 minutes to your laptop sleep with the lid open. After the power led starts fading in and out, press any keyboard key and it shoud wake up and light the display. If that does not work, try pressing the main power button and it will wake up.

  554. Osmac

    Thomas Piccirello

    OsmacHi, all going fine untill halfway step 3….. The screen goes black and activity stops after about 15 minutes. When opening the lid the blue leds above the keyboard light up but the wiggling of the touchpad, nor touching any keys has any effect, the screen stays blank.

    I have done no customization, except I installed on an external USB HD which requiremes me to use F12 to select the USB HD as bootdevice.

    Have redone the whole thing with the same result.

    Can anyone please provide some guidance?

    Osmac, many people have asked this question and there has still never been a straight answer yet. I am going to assume though that it all depends on your instll disc or how long you need to wait. If you used the Kalyway 10.5.2 disc then it is 15 minutes but with others, it could be more so try waiting up to 45 minutes even or just reinstall with kalyway.

    Thank you for your quick response. I used the Kalyway 10.5.2 installdisk. Even waited a whole night, no (screen) response.

    In the mean time I have tried the vanilla kernel and deselected all video and network options. Exactly the same result.

    As mentioned, I installed OSX on an external HD. I have found very little references to this specific setup, but cannot imagine this has any influence.

    Are there any specific BIOS settings that might help here?

  555. Eric

    Hi,

    thank you for the great tutorial! I’ve got the same hardware like you, just higher res (1440×900). I selected vanilla kernel and GMAX3100 graphic drivers. Until step 5, everything is just great and works as described.
    But now I install the ComboUpdate and KernelUpdate (also vanilla kernel), reboot with “update -v” and after auto-reboot “-v -f”. Boots but screen stays black – even after sleep trick again (I did exposé-trick before but I just wanted to try if the “original” trick may help). It’s enerving because I don’t get the backup-kernel running, so I have to start vom scratch everytime I mess up with the update.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you

    Eric

  556. Thomas Piccirello

    OsmacHi, all going fine untill halfway step 3….. The screen goes black and activity stops after about 15 minutes. When opening the lid the blue leds above the keyboard light up but the wiggling of the touchpad, nor touching any keys has any effect, the screen stays blank.

    I have done no customization, except I installed on an external USB HD which requiremes me to use F12 to select the USB HD as bootdevice.

    Have redone the whole thing with the same result.

    Can anyone please provide some guidance?

    Osmac, many people have asked this question and there has still never been a straight answer yet. I am going to assume though that it all depends on your instll disc or how long you need to wait. If you used the Kalyway 10.5.2 disc then it is 15 minutes but with others, it could be more so try waiting up to 45 minutes even or just reinstall with kalyway.

  557. Osmac

    Hi, all going fine untill halfway step 3….. The screen goes black and activity stops after about 15 minutes. When opening the lid the blue leds above the keyboard light up but the wiggling of the touchpad, nor touching any keys has any effect, the screen stays blank.

    I have done no customization, except I installed on an external USB HD which requiremes me to use F12 to select the USB HD as bootdevice.

    Have redone the whole thing with the same result.

    Can anyone please provide some guidance?

  558. geoff

    Hey i was wondering if the drivers for the express card worked. I was hoping to use an express card ethernet connection for its better transfer rates.

    Thanks,
    Geoff

  559. Thomas Piccirello

    masterofpieceBro, are these method same as installing with iatkos v5i? sorry for my poor english.. now i realize how useful to learn english lol !

    Yes, it is the same for not only iatkos v5i but also any other install disc you may use to install Leopard. Although just check which version of Leopard you are already running so that you do not waste your time trying to upgrade to that version again with unnecessary installations.

  560. masterofpiece

    Bro, are these method same as installing with iatkos v5i? sorry for my poor english.. now i realize how useful to learn english lol !

  561. Ray

    I am using the stable version (1.4). I did notice it was released in October, but the newer version was released in November, which isn’t a whole lot newer..

    To test it, I did the kextload as suggested, then I ran MSR_Tools, which indicated that my machine was running at 1GHz. I then did a find / and MSR_Tools reported that my CPU got faster. I played around with it for awhile, then installed it with Kext Helper, and I’ve been good to go ever since.

    Make sure you don’t install the GUI, as xnu-speedstep automatically adjusts, and the GUI also tries to adjust, so apparently it’ll get confused.

    Good luck.

  562. Gigy

    After I exit from a full screen game I no longer seee my desktop icons . I have GMAx3100 qc/ci.
    somebody know why?

  563. Thomas Piccirello

    RayRichard & All – Thanks for the great tutorial and info. After finding this, I bought a 1525 from the dell outlet (w/20% off coupon it came to $400 shipped), and the wife now has an awesome laptop!

    I’ve got it up to 10.5.4, which is fine. I don’t see any reason to update further at the moment. Everything is working very well. There was one issue – battery life sucked (even with screen dimmed). I could go about an hour and I’d be dead. I could watch the battery % indicator go down before my eyes. Then I found xnu-speedstep. I installed the kext and so far it looks like battery life is going to be about 3x longer! woo hoo!

    I tried the newest version ( the beta) and upon reboot it caused a kernel panic. So I restored from my backup and tomorrow I will try out the stable version although it is fairly old (released in october)

  564. Thomas Piccirello

    RayRichard & All – Thanks for the great tutorial and info. After finding this, I bought a 1525 from the dell outlet (w/20% off coupon it came to $400 shipped), and the wife now has an awesome laptop!

    I’ve got it up to 10.5.4, which is fine. I don’t see any reason to update further at the moment. Everything is working very well. There was one issue – battery life sucked (even with screen dimmed). I could go about an hour and I’d be dead. I could watch the battery % indicator go down before my eyes. Then I found xnu-speedstep. I installed the kext and so far it looks like battery life is going to be about 3x longer! woo hoo!

    I am pretty sure I can speak for everyone who is facing battery uptime issues when I say thank you very much for the suggestion. I am going to back up my system now and give it a shot. I will post back just as soon as I have it tested.

  565. Thomas Piccirello

    SidHey!!
    i want to install mac osx..
    on my dell inspiron 1525 system with , windows vista ultimate edition,…
    pls guide me in this regard..
    also… i want to keep the vista working along with mac..
    is t possible??

    Go to http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=39253 because they have the greatest Vista & OS X dual booting guide. It also has the solution to any problem you may encounter.

  566. Ray

    Richard & All – Thanks for the great tutorial and info. After finding this, I bought a 1525 from the dell outlet (w/20% off coupon it came to $400 shipped), and the wife now has an awesome laptop!

    I’ve got it up to 10.5.4, which is fine. I don’t see any reason to update further at the moment. Everything is working very well. There was one issue – battery life sucked (even with screen dimmed). I could go about an hour and I’d be dead. I could watch the battery % indicator go down before my eyes. Then I found xnu-speedstep. I installed the kext and so far it looks like battery life is going to be about 3x longer! woo hoo!

  567. Sid

    Hey!!
    i want to install mac osx..
    on my dell inspiron 1525 system with , windows vista ultimate edition,…
    pls guide me in this regard..
    also… i want to keep the vista working along with mac..
    is t possible??

  568. Thomas Piccirello

    AlexIs downloading from The Pirate Bay safe?

    For the most part, yes. It just depends what you download. But do not worry, all the mac install discs are safe.

  569. Alex

    Is downloading from The Pirate Bay safe?

  570. Thomas Piccirello

    Dave QFinally got my Inspiron 1525. Wiped Vista off and used the Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD. Intel x3100 worked out of the box, got wireless working folling your 1395 install, and sound is a go as well.
    I didn’t even have to do anything to get the external headphone jack working, and my webcam worked out of the box. (Built in)

    Few questions though.

    One pet peeve I have against OSX, how come I can’t maximize windows like in Windows?
    Also, after installing the 10.5.3 combo update, and following you Wi-Fi install which worked, when I run software updater, it only gives me the option to update to 10.5.6 which from the sounds of it, still gives us 1525 users problems. Should I just leave it?

    You have manually enlarge windows by clicking and dragging the bottom right corner of the screen. If you click the green button though, the one next to the yellow and and red button, it will automatically expand the window to be large enough for your content ( so you dont have to scroll to the left or right.
    About the updates, do no download and install the 10.5.6 update. The unfortunate thing about hckintoshes is that you have to update the system one step at a time. What I mean iis that you cant go from 10.5.2 to 10.5.6, you must go from 10.5.2 to 10.5.3 to 10.5.4 to 10.5.5 and then to 10.5.6. To obtain these updates you have to download each delta version from apple.com (Make sure it is the delta updates and not the combo updates) Complete instructions on upgrading for all of the versions can be found on this blog.

  571. Pawliw

    Dave QFinally got my Inspiron 1525. Wiped Vista off and used the Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD. Intel x3100 worked out of the box, got wireless working folling your 1395 install, and sound is a go as well.
    I didn’t even have to do anything to get the external headphone jack working, and my webcam worked out of the box. (Built in)

    Few questions though.

    One pet peeve I have against OSX, how come I can’t maximize windows like in Windows?
    Also, after installing the 10.5.3 combo update, and following you Wi-Fi install which worked, when I run software updater, it only gives me the option to update to 10.5.6 which from the sounds of it, still gives us 1525 users problems. Should I just leave it?

    Dear Dave,

    If you already updated to 10.5.3 use this link to update to 10.5.4
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/macosx1054update.html

    Just download, install, and reboot. 10.5.4 now just reintall drivers, wi-fi, sound, battery meter.

    Pawliw

  572. gbonilla

    I would say that you should update up to 10.5.5 and leave it there. I’ve already updated to 10.5.6 and it has given me a lot more problems than I had with 10.5.5.

  573. Dave Q

    Finally got my Inspiron 1525. Wiped Vista off and used the Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD. Intel x3100 worked out of the box, got wireless working folling your 1395 install, and sound is a go as well.
    I didn’t even have to do anything to get the external headphone jack working, and my webcam worked out of the box. (Built in)

    Few questions though.

    One pet peeve I have against OSX, how come I can’t maximize windows like in Windows?
    Also, after installing the 10.5.3 combo update, and following you Wi-Fi install which worked, when I run software updater, it only gives me the option to update to 10.5.6 which from the sounds of it, still gives us 1525 users problems. Should I just leave it?

  574. Thomas Piccirello

    scigoHi Thomas
    I tried it again and again, but still no working good. This version of Kalyway works but I can;t upgrade as no wifi. In other tread you mentioned iPC 10.5.6 I have got the correct iso and all the patches (ppf 1-5). If I don’t patch the iPC and do a clean install (just first item ticked) then I can’t wake up my 1525. Can you advise. Also what options would you recommend to instal? should I use all the patches?

    I have never used iPC because I have upgraded from kalyway 10.5.2 to 10.5.6 so I cannot tell you which setting to choose to wake it up but i would guess trying one installation with graphics drivers and then possible another by experimenting with other options.

  575. Nathan

    Ok i did use the link you gave me Thomas which said it was 2.63 GB so i must have the right link. Thankyou everyone for your help i will continue reading this and ask if i need anything else.

    Nathan =)

  576. scigo

    Hi Thomas
    I tried it again and again, but still no working good. This version of Kalyway works but I can;t upgrade as no wifi. In other tread you mentioned iPC 10.5.6 I have got the correct iso and all the patches (ppf 1-5). If I don’t patch the iPC and do a clean install (just first item ticked) then I can’t wake up my 1525. Can you advise. Also what options would you recommend to instal? should I use all the patches?

  577. Thomas Piccirello

    Did you use the download the one from the link I gave you? If so, then it is real. There are many factors to why you are you getting slow download speeds but I don’t think that this is the appropriate place to go into them ( Inspiron 1525 hackgint tutorial). But to answer your question, yes it is real.

  578. gbonilla

    You have to fully download the file, it only appears to be 2.63 GB it happens with any torrent. You have to download the whole thing.

  579. Nathan

    Thanks Richard And Thomas for your help but 1 more thing.
    Today after pausing my utorrent download which said it had only done 2 mb
    I looked in my downloads section then i freaked out.

    iATKOS_5i And inside it;
    iATKOS_5i the .iso file..
    And it was 2.63 GB.

    So i went back to utorrent to check and it said 2mb downloaded so far.
    How does that work is that file real or not?
    Our internet gets reset on the first of the month and thats when im getting full download speed back.

  580. Richard

    Don’t throw away your disk. Think of it once you’ve installed as a Restore Disc. You’ll need this later on if anything “bad” happens to your machine, such as you get weird errors, accidentally change something serious by mistake, etc. I keep a copy of Mac OS X 10.5.2 (Kalyway) in my laptop bag for a rainy day. Save that DVD.

  581. Thomas Piccirello

    NathanJust another thing i forgot to add do u have to leave the disk in every time you reboot?
    I saw this on Youtube is this true?

    First, a good link for the 10.5.5 link which is the smarter option right now over 10.5.6, although it is a pain in the ass to upgrade to 10.5.6, is http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4541452/iATKOS_5i_10.5.5_DVD_for_Intel Second, You do not need to leave the disk in every time. The only time you need the disc is when you install the OS. Just make sure to check one of the bootloaders on the iAtkos menu when installing it.

  582. Nathan

    Just another thing i forgot to add do u have to leave the disk in every time you reboot?
    I saw this on Youtube is this true?

  583. Nathan

    Thanks for your responses people. I am not sure though.
    Should i get OS X 10.5.6 and risk some things not working
    or should i be safe and get 10.5.5 which i think would be better…
    Can someone please post a 10.5.5 download link for me please
    Because i dun wanna make it more complicated than it is.

    PS i will email you for help Bob

    Nathan =)

  584. Jasper

    Thanks for your answer Thomas, I will try it out next week when i’ve got the time!

  585. Nathan (Bob)

    PawliwHello, Richard or anyone who can help, when I do the WIFI codec i do [sudo su – : chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh] Then I hit enter. After I enter my password. Finally it asks me for a root #? I have absolutly no idea why it’s doing this? Please Help.

    If anyone replys I am willing to donate ;)

    The easiest way to do this is:

    Open Terminal
    Type ‘sudo su -‘ (minus ‘ quote marks) and then enter password (if reqd)
    Drag the bcm43xx_enabler.sh onto the terminal window and then click in terminal window and hit enter.

    “Bob’s your uncle”

  586. Nathan (Bob)

    NathanHello Everyone,

    My names Nathan im 11 years old and from Australia.
    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with 2 GB Ram,160GB HD and 2.00 Ghz Processor.
    It has webcam and microphone built in.

    I really like the design of MAC it looks so cool and im not allowed to buy MacBook so i just wanna upgrade my Inspiron. Its Intel core 2 duo.

    I have a few questions,
    I looked on a few sites for Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway im not sure weather im getting the right downloads i dont wanna mess up my computer but i do have backup vista disks incase i do. Is it possible for someone to post all the download links required so i can download then burn to disk?

    Another thing, where my power button thing is i have those touchable sound control things i really like. Would they still work if i get Mac OS 10.5 Leopard?

    I think some people would say get the links yourself but im not sure and i dont wanna mess up my OS. Thanks in advance!

    Nathan =)

    Hey Dude, I’m not sure of the rules of this page, so if you email me at bobbeth at gmail dot com I can help you out.

    I have exactly the same computer as you (Dell 1525) and just got Kalyway Mac Os X 10.5.2 installed on it.

  587. macdog303

    NathanHello Everyone,

    My names Nathan im 11 years old and from Australia.
    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with 2 GB Ram,160GB HD and 2.00 Ghz Processor.
    It has webcam and microphone built in.

    I really like the design of MAC it looks so cool and im not allowed to buy MacBook so i just wanna upgrade my Inspiron. Its Intel core 2 duo.

    I have a few questions,
    I looked on a few sites for Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway im not sure weather im getting the right downloads i dont wanna mess up my computer but i do have backup vista disks incase i do. Is it possible for someone to post all the download links required so i can download then burn to disk?

    Another thing, where my power button thing is i have those touchable sound control things i really like. Would they still work if i get Mac OS 10.5 Leopard?

    I think some people would say get the links yourself but im not sure and i dont wanna mess up my OS. Thanks in advance!

    Nathan =)

    Nathan, every one of your questions is answered in this blog. Search a little.

  588. gbonilla

    NathanHello Everyone,

    My names Nathan im 11 years old and from Australia.
    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with 2 GB Ram,160GB HD and 2.00 Ghz Processor.
    It has webcam and microphone built in.

    I really like the design of MAC it looks so cool and im not allowed to buy MacBook so i just wanna upgrade my Inspiron. Its Intel core 2 duo.

    I have a few questions,
    I looked on a few sites for Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway im not sure weather im getting the right downloads i dont wanna mess up my computer but i do have backup vista disks incase i do. Is it possible for someone to post all the download links required so i can download then burn to disk?

    Another thing, where my power button thing is i have those touchable sound control things i really like. Would they still work if i get Mac OS 10.5 Leopard?

    I think some people would say get the links yourself but im not sure and i dont wanna mess up my OS. Thanks in advance!

    Nathan =)

    Nathan you should probably use http://pcwizcomputer.com/ipcosx86/ it’s your best bet to get to 10.5.6 without any trouble. In terms of the buttons I had them working all the way up until 10.5.6 and now they died on me. Although I’ve never used the pcwiz osx86 I hear great things about it.

  589. Thomas Piccirello

    NathanHello Everyone,

    My names Nathan im 11 years old and from Australia.
    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with 2 GB Ram,160GB HD and 2.00 Ghz Processor.
    It has webcam and microphone built in.

    I really like the design of MAC it looks so cool and im not allowed to buy MacBook so i just wanna upgrade my Inspiron. Its Intel core 2 duo.

    I have a few questions,
    I looked on a few sites for Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway im not sure weather im getting the right downloads i dont wanna mess up my computer but i do have backup vista disks incase i do. Is it possible for someone to post all the download links required so i can download then burn to disk?

    Another thing, where my power button thing is i have those touchable sound control things i really like. Would they still work if i get Mac OS 10.5 Leopard?

    I think some people would say get the links yourself but im not sure and i dont wanna mess up my OS. Thanks in advance!

    Nathan =)

    The only download link you need is http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4608978/iPC_OSX86_10.5.6 That will give you the most updated OS X so you do not need to upgrade anything. The touchable sound controls (media keys) will work and you can find out how to by reading http://www.espressoreport.com/191/hackbook-running-mac-os-x-1056/ Just go to find and type in “media”. You will find some posts by myself and Chris, those are the ones you need to read in order to get it working.

  590. XtrackterX

    Hello, Whenever I try installing wireless i can’t, can you please help me or write it out better on how to install wireless?

  591. Samara

    Regarding battery life….I travel alot, and I seem to be getting around 2 hours tops, I however reduce the LCD brightness to minimum, and disable dual processer support and only run a single core…also you get a few more minutes if you turn off WiFi when not using. I have a 6-cell stock battery, doing this is good enough for my flights to watch a movie or do some offline work!

  592. Nathan

    Hello Everyone,

    My names Nathan im 11 years old and from Australia.
    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with 2 GB Ram,160GB HD and 2.00 Ghz Processor.
    It has webcam and microphone built in.

    I really like the design of MAC it looks so cool and im not allowed to buy MacBook so i just wanna upgrade my Inspiron. Its Intel core 2 duo.

    I have a few questions,
    I looked on a few sites for Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway im not sure weather im getting the right downloads i dont wanna mess up my computer but i do have backup vista disks incase i do. Is it possible for someone to post all the download links required so i can download then burn to disk?

    Another thing, where my power button thing is i have those touchable sound control things i really like. Would they still work if i get Mac OS 10.5 Leopard?

    I think some people would say get the links yourself but im not sure and i dont wanna mess up my OS. Thanks in advance!

    Nathan =)

  593. gbonilla

    Thomas I know you can use the post installer but that’s an older version. I made that version and the internal mic and external mic aren’t labelled separately and they both don’t have the mic slider.

  594. Thomas Piccirello

    gbonillaFor the most up-to-date audio you can visit my post over at InsanelyMac. We have gotten the mic slider to work and have auto-switching.

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=141033

    You can just use the Dell Post Installer to install the Sigmatel 9228 fix. It has auto-switching to both headphone jacks as well as the audio coming out of both of them simultaneously, internal mic workin, internal speakers working and even mute working. I am not sure about the external mic as I have never tried.

  595. Thomas Piccirello

    GeoffHey,

    The install went decently well. For anyone else having the +hfs error, you have to, after formatting the drive enter the following into terminal:

    fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0
    flag 2
    update
    write
    quit

    and then continue the install. I also had issues with installing the update. It could be a bad file but i dont think so. Everytime i install the 5.5.3 pkg file followed by the vanilla kernel the OS will not reboot, it just forever loads in the white loading screen. Even if i try to boot from my backup kernel (/mach_kernel/mach_kernel_bkup1052 it still gets stuck in the loading screen. Does anyone know why this is?

    Thanks.

    Try booting with “update -v” and that should fix your problem. You should always boot with that on the first reboot after any major upgrade.

  596. Thomas Piccirello

    macdog303Hey is anyone having problems with there bluetooth. I have the 355 model builtin. It is recognized in the bios and also enabled. It does not show up in system profiler though? Any suggestions?

    I am having a problem with the bluetooth but only after updating to 10.5.6. It does not recognize that I have bluetooth anymore and says no device found.

  597. gbonilla

    For the most up-to-date audio you can visit my post over at InsanelyMac. We have gotten the mic slider to work and have auto-switching.

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=141033

  598. Geoff

    Hey,

    The install went decently well. For anyone else having the +hfs error, you have to, after formatting the drive enter the following into terminal:

    fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0
    flag 2
    update
    write
    quit

    and then continue the install. I also had issues with installing the update. It could be a bad file but i dont think so. Everytime i install the 5.5.3 pkg file followed by the vanilla kernel the OS will not reboot, it just forever loads in the white loading screen. Even if i try to boot from my backup kernel (/mach_kernel/mach_kernel_bkup1052 it still gets stuck in the loading screen. Does anyone know why this is?

    Thanks.

  599. Thomas Piccirello

    Daniel

    I would wait up to 30 minutes if I was you to ensure that iDeneb really doesn’t work. Also, just to make sure, on the install you are not selecting any graphics drivers…right?

    Should I? I think I’ve tried defult settings. But I did not wait 30mins.. =(

    Do not select any video drivers because the grpahics card will be supported automatically. If you are still trying to get it working then wait for thirty minutes and see what happens. Another option would be for you to download and try out the new ipc 10.5.6 install dvd and then not have to worry about updating anything

  600. Daniel

    I would wait up to 30 minutes if I was you to ensure that iDeneb really doesn’t work. Also, just to make sure, on the install you are not selecting any graphics drivers…right?

    Should I? I think I’ve tried defult settings. But I did not wait 30mins.. =(

  601. macdog303

    Hey is anyone having problems with there bluetooth. I have the 355 model builtin. It is recognized in the bios and also enabled. It does not show up in system profiler though? Any suggestions?

  602. Thomas Piccirello

    JasperAh I managed to boot up with the kabyl kernel, but can I still use the combo update? Because you are prompted to select a kernel (sleep and modbin) at the update?

    You can use the comdo update but the nyou will have to select either the Vanilla kernel or the Mach kernel. Despite your previous issues, either one should work now.

  603. Thomas Piccirello

    Dave QHey guys, I’ve ordered a Dell 1525, should be here within a few days and I’m excited to wipe vista off and get OSX installed. I have a few questions hopefully some of you can answer about what works and what doesn’t.

    What does and does not work on the 1525? Do the touch media buttons work? External VGA hookup? and the headphone jack? Also, I don’t really care for hibernation mode, but have all the lcd sleep issues been solved? Thanks alot for any feedback. – Cheers.

    The HDMI, s-video, ethernet, and VGA mirrored display do not work. You can however use an external VGA display on extended desktop. Both headphone jacks work fine if you use the Sigmatel 9228 patch from the Dell post installer. Regarding sleep, the display is working pretty good, but it still isn’t 100%. There is an “alternative to hot corner” found under step 4 all the way on top of this page. This will wake up yur displa on the login screen so you do not have to use the hot corner and auto login. And finally, the media keys. There has been much reported success oln this site about the Media keys working. I personally have not been able to get the working but many have so I would say yes to that too.

  604. gbonilla

    I had the media buttons working all the way up until 10.5.6.

    External VGA doesnt work.

    Both Headphone Jacks work with my kext as well as Mic Jack and Internal Mic.

    You can solve the LCD sleep issue when patching your DSDT and removing a few lines. All the guides are floating around. In fact if you go to the 10.5.6 post on this website you can find a lot of talk about the DSDT patcher and the sleep fix.

    Hope you have fun with your Hackintosh!

  605. JoshJetson

    jeffhi, i got kalyway to work up until i rebooted after installing the vanilla kernel and combo update. i also previously tried the other kernel that is included, but both times after installing that my dell inspiron 1525 refuses to boot.

    during the boot up process i get these error messages:
    failed to load extension com.orbyte.driver.pcgenusbehci. (i get this one twice in yellow text)
    ERROR: FireWire unable to determine security-mode; defaulting to to full-secure

    after the ERROR the computer just stops doing anything and sits there. any suggestions?

    Did you ever fix it because I have been having the same problem for months and have not been able to find a work around.

  606. Dave Q

    Hey guys, I’ve ordered a Dell 1525, should be here within a few days and I’m excited to wipe vista off and get OSX installed. I have a few questions hopefully some of you can answer about what works and what doesn’t.

    What does and does not work on the 1525? Do the touch media buttons work? External VGA hookup? and the headphone jack? Also, I don’t really care for hibernation mode, but have all the lcd sleep issues been solved? Thanks alot for any feedback. – Cheers.

  607. Thomas Piccirello

    MonrealI am having trouble configuring my wireless, i ran the Broadcom-Script a couple of times, but after reboots the device is not recognised.. What am i doing wrong? How can i know if the broadcom-script is the right one for my laptop?

    Sometimes you need to run the script svceral times in order for it to work. I would just suggest trying it a couple more times and then rebooting and if it doesn’t work, then find out which wireless card you have (most likely not the 1395 if you try to install a few more times and it still doesn’t work). If you have an Inspiron 1525 and you did not select the wireless n card then you most likely have the 1395 wifi card.

  608. Jasper

    Ah I managed to boot up with the kabyl kernel, but can I still use the combo update? Because you are prompted to select a kernel (sleep and modbin) at the update?

  609. scigo

    small error the card is 3945 not 3965.

  610. scigo

    It looks like few people have got problem installing wifi on their 1525. I have got myself model intel 3965. I think we are all doing something wrong but I am not sure what :( . Like Monreal still no success.

  611. Jasper

    Okay im getting desperate right here. First off, thanks for the tutorial!

    I’ve got a inspiron 1525 with a c2d T8300 processor.
    After step 4 I had 10.5.2 up and running. So I started the combo update to 5.3. This failed and I couldn’t boot anymore.

    So I started over with a fresh install.

    But now I can’t get to boot after install! When I install 10.5.2 and when I get to the 15mins sleep trick after reboot I get stuck because the screen won’t turn on. I’m sure it went to sleep mode because I saw the power light fading in and out. I also notice the backlight is on ( I can even change the brightness with fn key + arrows).

    I tried installing without customisation and I tried installing with the gmx3100 video drivers. I also tried installing with vanillakernel.
    When I install with the videodrivers I can get into the post-installer at step 3 BUT the touchpad/keyboard doesnt work (fact, I cant even see the mousepointer). Also connecting an external mouse doesnt work.

  612. Monreal

    I am having trouble configuring my wireless, i ran the Broadcom-Script a couple of times, but after reboots the device is not recognised.. What am i doing wrong? How can i know if the broadcom-script is the right one for my laptop?

  613. Thomas Piccirello

    Metallica-fan2009My computer laptop keeps freezing (inspiron 1525)

    You are going to have to give us a lot more information than that if you need help with something.

  614. Thomas Piccirello

    George BMirciss: The first time I ran the broadcom patch, it didn’t work for me either. The way I got it to work was putting the audio codec in HDA patcher. I’m not sure why that worked, but try it and see if it works.

    For myself: Can I make the switch from Vista to Mac?

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that differs a small amount from the above specs, but that hasn’t hindered me so far, and I am tri-booting Vista, Mac, and Linux, partitioned in that order. I use Mac primarily now, and it still goes through the windows boot loader, defaulted to mac, followed by darwin, defaulted to the WBL. It makes a loop, and I figured that what I want to do anyway would fix this. I want to get rid of windows and linux, keeping my current mac installation intact. My prediction of what I want to do is the following: Delete the linux partition, overwrite vista with SuperDuper, and get rid of second mac. Expand using GPartEd This is a big transfer, and I never want to loose any data from mac, nor get a HFS+ error when I try to boot. Will I have any problems?

    Although GParted has been known to work, it does sometimes have issues and data loss is a consequence. About a month ago I actually came across a code that if typed into terminal, it will resize partitions (it can only make them bigger, not shrink them),
    First, you have to disable journaling on the mac partition. You can either do that by booting from a clone of your mac on an external HD or you boot from the Mac Install Disc. You can find complete instructions on how to do it online. After you have done that. Boot back onto your original mac partition ( should have journaling disabled) and open a terminal window.
    Type “diskutil list” w/o quotes
    Then type “sudo diskutil mergePartitions ‘Journaled HFS+’ New disk_s_ disk_s_” w/o quotes but do type the single quotes. Also, you need to replace the underscores with the data that you got from diskutil list. The first partition will be kept intact and the second one will be erased and merged with the first one. MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE “disk_s_” DIRECTLY AFTER THE WORD “New” IS THE ONE THAT WILL NOT BE ERASED AND THEN THE SECOND “disk_s” IS THE ONE THAT WILL BE COMPLETELY ERASED. You can now check to see that you successfully merged your two partitions. You can do this is many times as you need (most likely twice because you have two unneeded partitions)

  615. mirciss25

    Thomas Piccirello

    mircissI succeded to instal the broadcom patch but my wireless still does not work! I open the ralink Setup Assistance and it show No Device!! Any ideeas?

    Do not use ralink setup assistance or any other programs to monitor you network because I found that none of them work. To access your wifi network, open system preferences, and then click the network icon. Click on airport on the left and then choose the network to connect to. If Airport has a red dot next to it then your wifi card did not successfully install and you should run it again.

    I gived up!! It doesn’t work! I will try to install other versions of Mac OS X, maybe leo4all…

  616. Metallica-fan2009

    My computer laptop keeps freezing (inspiron 1525)

  617. George B

    Mirciss: The first time I ran the broadcom patch, it didn’t work for me either. The way I got it to work was putting the audio codec in HDA patcher. I’m not sure why that worked, but try it and see if it works.

    For myself: Can I make the switch from Vista to Mac?

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that differs a small amount from the above specs, but that hasn’t hindered me so far, and I am tri-booting Vista, Mac, and Linux, partitioned in that order. I use Mac primarily now, and it still goes through the windows boot loader, defaulted to mac, followed by darwin, defaulted to the WBL. It makes a loop, and I figured that what I want to do anyway would fix this. I want to get rid of windows and linux, keeping my current mac installation intact. My prediction of what I want to do is the following: Delete the linux partition, overwrite vista with SuperDuper, and get rid of second mac. Expand using GPartEd This is a big transfer, and I never want to loose any data from mac, nor get a HFS+ error when I try to boot. Will I have any problems?

  618. Thomas Piccirello

    mircissI succeded to instal the broadcom patch but my wireless still does not work! I open the ralink Setup Assistance and it show No Device!! Any ideeas?

    Do not use ralink setup assistance or any other programs to monitor you network because I found that none of them work. To access your wifi network, open system preferences, and then click the network icon. Click on airport on the left and then choose the network to connect to. If Airport has a red dot next to it then your wifi card did not successfully install and you should run it again.

  619. mirciss

    I succeded to instal the broadcom patch but my wireless still does not work! I open the ralink Setup Assistance and it show No Device!! Any ideeas?

  620. Thomas Piccirello

    Daniel

    iDeneb is just one process of installing OS X. This guide applys to OS X itself so any process by which you install it (ie, kalyway, ideneb, etc.) will work with this guide.

    I don’t think so. I’ve tried to install ideneb 10.5.5 but the screen did not wake up. Tried connecting a second monitor and the sleep trick (15mins off…) neither worked.

    Kalyway 10.5.2 (following this guide) is still the only version that really works on my dell (I’ve tried jas too)

    Different installers will install the OS with different options so although you need to wait 15 mintes on kalyway for the monitor to sleep, you might have to wait longer with iDeneb because it installed OS X with different energy saver options. I would wait up to 30 minutes if I was you to ensure that iDeneb really doesn’t work. Also, just to make sure, on the install you are not selecting any graphics drivers…right?

  621. Thomas Piccirello

    GerudoTheif24what do i do with the update to 10.5.4? It keeps giving me an error saying i have to restart. then it won’t boot

    You just need to install the 10.5.4 update but then boot with update -v in order for it to work properly. If you were facing any problems then that should fix it.

  622. Thomas Piccirello

    ReyOMG! my dell 1525 can run OSX leopard… i want to try this… thanx man this is a great help…
    im running a pentium d 1.6 ghz thats what windows xp says but the bios say its core 2 duo 1.6ghz
    533fsb i dont really know where to believe… my guess is its really pentium d but how the hell did they edited the bios…

    this is my specs

    pentium d 1.6ghz 533FSB
    1ghz ram (i will add 2gigs this febuary)
    120 gigs hd
    256 intel 965 graphics
    webcam
    bluetooth
    wifi
    card reader
    DVD writer dual layer

    i want to try this but would my laptop be enough to run OSX?
    thanx a lot….

    Your computer will be enough to run it, although a little slow. I cannot guarantee that your wifi, audio, graphics etc. will work though as I do not know what hardware you have. A little research at the insanelymac.com forum should help you though.

  623. Thomas Piccirello

    scigo

    Thomas Piccirello
    thank you for your advice. I managed to get it installed up to the step 7. I did succesfully patch the wifi card (Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card,for Insp 1525) but it is not showing in the system so I can’t connect wirelessly. Any idea why? Also when by installing 10.5.3 combo update which kernel should I use (vanilla or modded) Btw. did anybody tried iPC (http://pcwizcomputer.com/ipcosx86/) Thanks for help

    I am unsure why you card does not show up. Run the script once more and then see what happens. For the 10.5.3 upgrade, choose the vanilla kernel. And as per iPC, I have tested it and it runs fine.

  624. Daniel

    iDeneb is just one process of installing OS X. This guide applys to OS X itself so any process by which you install it (ie, kalyway, ideneb, etc.) will work with this guide.

    I don’t think so. I’ve tried to install ideneb 10.5.5 but the screen did not wake up. Tried connecting a second monitor and the sleep trick (15mins off…) neither worked.

    Kalyway 10.5.2 (following this guide) is still the only version that really works on my dell (I’ve tried jas too)

  625. GerudoTheif24

    what do i do with the update to 10.5.4? It keeps giving me an error saying i have to restart. then it won’t boot

  626. Rey

    OMG! my dell 1525 can run OSX leopard… i want to try this… thanx man this is a great help…
    im running a pentium d 1.6 ghz thats what windows xp says but the bios say its core 2 duo 1.6ghz
    533fsb i dont really know where to believe… my guess is its really pentium d but how the hell did they edited the bios…

    this is my specs

    pentium d 1.6ghz 533FSB
    1ghz ram (i will add 2gigs this febuary)
    120 gigs hd
    256 intel 965 graphics
    webcam
    bluetooth
    wifi
    card reader
    DVD writer dual layer

    i want to try this but would my laptop be enough to run OSX?
    thanx a lot….

  627. scigo

    Thomas Piccirello
    thank you for your advice. I managed to get it installed up to the step 7. I did succesfully patch the wifi card (Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card,for Insp 1525) but it is not showing in the system so I can’t connect wirelessly. Any idea why? Also when by installing 10.5.3 combo update which kernel should I use (vanilla or modded) Btw. did anybody tried iPC (http://pcwizcomputer.com/ipcosx86/) Thanks for help

  628. Thomas Piccirello

    RickHey guys, I’m ordering a Dell with these specs. Please let me know if they are any issues I should be aware of with this configuration and/or if I should change anything on the order to build my hackintosh. Thanks!

    Item Number Item Description

    224-4115 1 Inspiron 1525, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 2.0GHz, 800Mhz, 2M L2 Cache
    313-5773 1 Jet Black Color with Matte Finish
    317-0170 1 4GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 2 DIMM for Inspiron 15
    320-6047 1 15.4 inch Wide Screen WXGA LCDTrueLife for Inspiron 1525
    320-6059 1 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
    341-5618 1 250G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    463-2282 1 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
    420-9100 1 Dell Dock Consumer
    430-2651 1 Integrated 10/100 Network Card
    313-5793 1 Integrated 56K Modem
    313-6072 1 BluRay Disc Combo (Blu-ray ROM + DVD+/-RW)
    420-8164 1 Roxio Creator 10 Premiere Blu-Ray
    420-7933 1 Media Direct 3.5 Royalty for Intel
    313-4783 1 Integrated High Definition Audio 2.0
    430-2652 1 Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card,for Insp 1525
    313-5785 1 Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
    420-7778 1 Software for Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
    312-0617 1 6-cell Primary Battery, for Inspiron 1525
    984-1930 1 Type 3- Third Party At HomeService, 24×7 TechnicalSupport, Initial Year
    950-9797 1 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
    412-0360 1 Soft Contracts – Banctec
    330-0171 1 S and P Drop-in-Box Marcom forDHS Notebooks
    430-2348 1 Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Mod
    310-8319 1 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    Your audio, networking, etc. will work fine on your laptop. In fact, I am a little jealous of your config. with 2.00ghz processor, blue ray, and 4gb of memory. Just as a side note though, in order to utilize your blue ray drive you will need to get roxio toast titanium. A link to download it is http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4488937/Roxio_Toast_Titanium_9.0.4 This is not the latest version, 10, which was just recently released because it is still very buggy and this version, 9, is very stable.

  629. Matt

    Matti stupidly installed “Dell Laptops Post-installer” on my 1525 and now my keyboard is dead, even when i try to hit f8 or any other key to boot the cd to install. rich please help, somebody els posted with the same problem before and you never answer him, so please help me, my laptops a frigging paper wait…. i know how to get it to work finally but i need a working keyboard omg im so frustrated my like 3rd time installing it in 2 days….

    i fuck vista speech recognition, keyboard problem sloved, using desktop keyboard. guess how i typed that.

  630. Matt

    i stupidly installed “Dell Laptops Post-installer” on my 1525 and now my keyboard is dead, even when i try to hit f8 or any other key to boot the cd to install. rich please help, somebody els posted with the same problem before and you never answer him, so please help me, my laptops a frigging paper wait…. i know how to get it to work finally but i need a working keyboard omg im so frustrated my like 3rd time installing it in 2 days….

  631. wannabe mac

    does ETHERNET works?

  632. Rick

    Hey guys, I’m ordering a Dell with these specs. Please let me know if they are any issues I should be aware of with this configuration and/or if I should change anything on the order to build my hackintosh. Thanks!

    Item Number Item Description

    224-4115 1 Inspiron 1525, Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 2.0GHz, 800Mhz, 2M L2 Cache
    313-5773 1 Jet Black Color with Matte Finish
    317-0170 1 4GB, DDR2 SDRAM, 2 DIMM for Inspiron 15
    320-6047 1 15.4 inch Wide Screen WXGA LCDTrueLife for Inspiron 1525
    320-6059 1 Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
    341-5618 1 250G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    463-2282 1 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
    420-9100 1 Dell Dock Consumer
    430-2651 1 Integrated 10/100 Network Card
    313-5793 1 Integrated 56K Modem
    313-6072 1 BluRay Disc Combo (Blu-ray ROM + DVD+/-RW)
    420-8164 1 Roxio Creator 10 Premiere Blu-Ray
    420-7933 1 Media Direct 3.5 Royalty for Intel
    313-4783 1 Integrated High Definition Audio 2.0
    430-2652 1 Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card,for Insp 1525
    313-5785 1 Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
    420-7778 1 Software for Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
    312-0617 1 6-cell Primary Battery, for Inspiron 1525
    984-1930 1 Type 3- Third Party At HomeService, 24×7 TechnicalSupport, Initial Year
    950-9797 1 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
    412-0360 1 Soft Contracts – Banctec
    330-0171 1 S and P Drop-in-Box Marcom forDHS Notebooks
    430-2348 1 Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Mod
    310-8319 1 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

  633. Thomas Piccirello

    PaulThis tutorial is old but very popular in search system results.
    Can you please make a tutorial for iDeneb v1.3

    Thank You

    iDeneb is just one process of installing OS X. This guide applys to OS X itself so any process by which you install it (ie, kalyway, ideneb, etc.) will work with this guide.

  634. Mirciss

    bcm43xx_enabler.sh opens and says: Detected unsupported Codec ! What should i do? Please help!

  635. Paul

    This tutorial is old but very popular in search system results.
    Can you please make a tutorial for iDeneb v1.3

    Thank You

  636. Thomas Piccirello

    OMARhow yall doing ..
    i need your help people . .

    i got this laptop dell aspiron 1525

    anyone knows how i can reset .. boot login bios admin password .. cause i dont know the password .. cause i wanna format this computer can someone please email me at

    good_1_fellaz@yahoo.com for the password please

    As far as I know you need to know the passwords in order to reset/remove them. Although it wasn;t very smart of you to make the password and not remember it or at least write it down. Your best bet is to, if you are still under warranty, contact Dell technical support and see what they say. Good luck,

  637. OMAR

    how yall doing ..
    i need your help people . .

    i got this laptop dell aspiron 1525

    anyone knows how i can reset .. boot login bios admin password .. cause i dont know the password .. cause i wanna format this computer can someone please email me at

    good_1_fellaz@yahoo.com for the password please

  638. Thomas Piccirello

    scigo

    RockAfter I install the disk, and do the -v -f in the Darwin boot, it falls asleep and then I can’t get the screen to wake back up! please help, I have the same cpu, is my customize items I am choosing causing this? If so, need to know exact options you chose.

    Thomas Piccirello I have got the same problem as Rock. I am using Ipc 10.5.6 with ppf1+ppf2+screenfix. Could you advise what options to choose on installation as I believe that’s what I am doing wrong (what video, audio, bios? etc) I have insiron 1525., service tag GT4QJ3J.
    can you help…my email is scigoATbtinternet.com

    When installing, do not install any video/audio/network drivers as they will only complicate the boot process. For the bios, the default one should be fine. One thing you should select though is the cpus = 1 option as this is necessary for booting on the Inspiron 1525. Also, I have always had success with the Vanilla Kernel. Then afte you turn on your laptop, close the lid and then leave it alone for at least 15 minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE LID AS THIS WILL BE REGARDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO WAKE THE LAPTOP AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER 15 MINUTES. After fifteen minutes have passed, open the laptop, move the mouse/trackpad and then you should be fine. Installing without any video drivers will still leave the video card QE/CI supported so you can use photobooth/ the new imovie etc. Also, I do not know what this screenfix thing is all about but it screams major no-no. That is most likely the cause of your problem. Please post back if you have anymore questions. You can also email me at tompic823 [@] aol.com

  639. scigo

    RockAfter I install the disk, and do the -v -f in the Darwin boot, it falls asleep and then I can’t get the screen to wake back up! please help, I have the same cpu, is my customize items I am choosing causing this? If so, need to know exact options you chose.

    Thomas Piccirello I have got the same problem as Rock. I am using Ipc 10.5.6 with ppf1+ppf2+screenfix. Could you advise what options to choose on installation as I believe that’s what I am doing wrong (what video, audio, bios? etc) I have insiron 1525., service tag GT4QJ3J.
    can you help…my email is scigoATbtinternet.com

  640. Shelby

    When i am ichating i cant seem to get the video effects to work. The option is grayed out. Any way to fix this.

  641. Peter John

    Ok here I am again with a little update, for users that want their audio work use the link in my previous posting.
    There are some bugs but also a work around for those:
    At start, boot, there is no audio trough the internal speakers of the Inspiron 1525 but when you plug the headphone in and out on both outputs the audio will start on the external.
    Also have the microphone, on board, working!

    What I still need to figure out is the battery power icon as whatever I am trying it just does not want to work.
    Any update, suggestions will be welcome.
    Again with regards, Peter John

  642. Thomas Piccirello

    Peter JohnI used http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=42041and I have audio and mic internal working but only on the headphones (both headphones jacks are working)
    Still no speakers and no power icon

    Just download the mac drivers from one of the 3 sources listed under step 6 of Richard’s Guide. Then drag the codec onto apple HDA and reboot and then you have working sound.

  643. cooldraft

    Could someone point me to a solution? I am trying to install Vista (necessary evil) on the partition that I split in diskutility. I formatted this spare partition at fat32, but when I attempted to load the vista, diskpart, there were no partitions and only the full drive, and I was afraid that Vista would install over my beloved Leopard, so I bailed.

  644. Peter John

    I used http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=42041and I have audio and mic internal working but only on the headphones (both headphones jacks are working)
    Still no speakers and no power icon

  645. Peter John

    Hello all, I really need help as all is working but whatever I do there is NO sound!
    I made a successful update to 10.5.5
    I can see the sound in the system preferences deleted before installing the AppleHDA.kext and the ALCinject.kext but no results…. :(
    Also the power meter is not running…
    I double clicked after the unzip on PowerManagement than the terimal opens and it writes:
    peterjohn$ /Users/peterjohn/Desktop/PowerManagement.bundle\ 2/Contents/PowerManagement ; exit;
    -bash: /Users/peterjohn/Desktop/PowerManagement.bundle 2/Contents/PowerManagement: cannot execute binary file
    logout

    [Process completed]
    I made a repair and deleted all the cache files in the system folder reboot but nothing, no sound and no battery icon
    I still did have this after the upgrade to 10.5.4
    Any help on this issue would be highly appreciated…

  646. Thomas Piccirello

    RockAfter I install the disk, and do the -v -f in the Darwin boot, it falls asleep and then I can’t get the screen to wake back up! please help, I have the same cpu, is my customize items I am choosing causing this? If so, need to know exact options you chose.

    Are you certain that the computer has fallen asleep? Also, do not install any graphics drivers when isntalling, not even the intel x3100 one. And just to be positive, this is the first reboot after installing, right?

  647. Shelby

    RockAfter I install the disk, and do the -v -f in the Darwin boot, it falls asleep and then I can’t get the screen to wake back up! please help, I have the same cpu, is my customize items I am choosing causing this? If so, need to know exact options you chose.

    I had the same problem. After the computer falls asleep wait 5 or 6 minutes then tap the power button once very quickly. That has worked for me.

  648. Rick

    Glad to stumble on this article. Am about to order a 1525 and was wondering if the blu-ray drive was an issue? While I understand that OS/X doesn’t support blu-ray will my finished Hackintosh recognize the blu-ray drive as a DVD drive and still be able to read regular DVDs under “hacked” OS/X?

  649. Peter John

    ok all is fine now and I did all the suggested installed and deleted those audio kenels as told here.
    Did the update, after that the audio did not work at all!
    The mc and internal speakers and line out were on the preferences but no sound in and out so I deleted the kenels again and installed Dell 1525 Mac kenels for audio.
    The audio is back and also the mic, internal is on the preferences but it does not work.

    I am also still on 10.5.3 and should I update?
    I tried to go, found this at apple the 5.5.5 but i could not do this…
    Sorry for all those questions I am still a newbie at this but hope to learn…
    regards, Peter

  650. cooldraft

    I dropped the codec onto the happy frog and It started updating and crashed with the :Hold the power button down” screen. I could not recover from tis I tried safemode but the sleeptrick would not wake up the notebook on boot (makes sense). I have reformatted and trying again.

  651. Thomas Piccirello

    Peter JohnEDIT:
    I got all back and see all my old stuff again such as software etc.
    But:
    No devices at airport
    No Diskutils
    I can see my backup files but when I double click on the backup file another icon like a Harddisk opens up.
    How to make the restore?
    I tried the restore on the second partition but it boots only on the first partition….
    Please help….
    In advance cheers ;)

    You said you see your backup files… is then when booted onto the backup or onto a new install of osx. And also what do u mean by no diskutils. I am sorta confused by your whole second post. Do you mind rephrasing it. thanks.

  652. Rock

    After I install the disk, and do the -v -f in the Darwin boot, it falls asleep and then I can’t get the screen to wake back up! please help, I have the same cpu, is my customize items I am choosing causing this? If so, need to know exact options you chose.

  653. Peter John

    EDIT:
    I got all back and see all my old stuff again such as software etc.
    But:
    No devices at airport
    No Diskutils
    I can see my backup files but when I double click on the backup file another icon like a Harddisk opens up.
    How to make the restore?
    I tried the restore on the second partition but it boots only on the first partition….
    Please help….
    In advance cheers ;)

  654. Peter John

    Thanks again Thomas ;)
    Ok what I wanted to do is to install my backup image on a external HD and I did so in the first primary partition, both of them are apple partitions BTW.
    When I start, after the install is done, I am getting boot MBR and boot 0 errors and the system stops just there.
    So if I understand you right; I need to download the iAtkos install disk?

    For the rest, first part you mentioned its clear now to me and will get the kexthelper and install those.

  655. Thomas Piccirello

    Peter JohnThomas and others thanks for the reply.
    The problem is I don’t really know how to install those: AppleHDA.kext.STAC9228.M1530.IntMic19.zip
    and the EHCISleepEnabler.kext.zip
    I am really a newbie so please could you tell me this in steps please?
    Again thanks in advance.

    EDIT:
    I put the Vista backup again on the HD as I need skype for my work with microphone in.
    I did made a image from the working setup and wanted to restore this on a large 500 GB USB HD with 2 partitions on it, both formatted in Macintosh extended journal, after less than a hour it was done but now I am getting a MBR boot error.
    I know its possible to work hackintosh from a USB HD but now I just don’t know what I’ve done wrong?

    For the first part of your questions, just duble click on both of those files and you will get a new file. If you get a folder after you unzip it, open that 77777folder nd then there will be a file. The file’s icon will most likely be a lego-like object. Download and instal a program called kexthelper. Then just drag the new files to that program, enter your password and then you’re done.
    For the second [art of your questions. You can’t install Mac and then Vista, at least I have never been able to. What you need to do is install vista and then Mac. Just make a backup of your hard drive with either superduper or carbon copy cloner to an external hard drive. Then wipe the HD and restore the windows image to the entire HD (right now you should only have 1 partition because you will make the second one later. Then go to http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=39253 and follow all of the items in red. MAKE SURE YOU READ EVERY STEP, INCLUDING THE BLACK TEXT TOO.
    *****Just one note about dual booting- After you install windows and create the blank Mac Partition using diskpart, you will need to reinstall the OS (select as few features as possible as it is quicker) . Then you can boot from whatever drive has the Mac backup you made and restore it to your new Mac partition that just had OS X reinstalled on it. Reinstalling it and THEN restoring it is necassary because otherwise the bootloader wont work. And if you cannot boot from your backup source to restore OS X you need to get an iAtkos install disc and at the install screen check to install only the bootloader, no core files, no patches, nothing but the bootloader (and only 1 bootloader, not both) This should get you up and running again. Please wrote back with any questions you may have.

  656. Shelby

    I downloaded the 10.5.4 update from the apple website and everytime i try to install it my computer freezes when it is writing the data and I cant reboot into it again without reinstalling from the kalyway 10.5.2 cd. Is there something I am doing wrong becuase i have tried it 3 times and everytime the same thing happens. Should i try the 10.5.5 or should i just stick with the 10.5.3 from the kalyway update cd?

  657. Peter John

    Thomas and others thanks for the reply.
    The problem is I don’t really know how to install those: AppleHDA.kext.STAC9228.M1530.IntMic19.zip
    and the EHCISleepEnabler.kext.zip
    I am really a newbie so please could you tell me this in steps please?
    Again thanks in advance.

    EDIT:
    I put the Vista backup again on the HD as I need skype for my work with microphone in.
    I did made a image from the working setup and wanted to restore this on a large 500 GB USB HD with 2 partitions on it, both formatted in Macintosh extended journal, after less than a hour it was done but now I am getting a MBR boot error.
    I know its possible to work hackintosh from a USB HD but now I just don’t know what I’ve done wrong?

  658. Chris

    running mac on the dell is so stable that i don’t even use windows anymore.

    we have two dell 1525 at home, one with vista and other one with mac. i swear my mac runs faster than my factory dell with vista.

  659. Thomas Piccirello

    Go to http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=39253 . On there they have directions on how to fix HFS Partition Errors. This is the guide I use for dual booting so I know that it works great.

  660. Chris

    NealRight I have just obtained my second 1525, the first one that I bought yesterday seemed to cook its own harddrive, with it only registering 131GB not the 320GB as specified.

    This may have been due to a slight issue I had when installed the Kalyway 10.5.2, I left the harddrive set up as it came out of the box ie with Vista on one partition and Recovery on the other, but everything else I did as above.

    Basically once the install completed, it ran through the bios and then gave me the following error ‘HFS partition error’ – and wouldn’t load a thing at all, not windows, not osx nor nothing, tried a couple of tools and managed to get windows to work again but with a reduced hard drive.

    My question is, unless I make it dual booting do definately need one full unpartitioned drive to get osx to work, as I think at the minute that it is seeing two partition and not know what to do.

    Please help as am currently having to use vista!!!!!!! Joy.

    why not just run Mac and use vmware for vista?

  661. Neal

    Right I have just obtained my second 1525, the first one that I bought yesterday seemed to cook its own harddrive, with it only registering 131GB not the 320GB as specified.

    This may have been due to a slight issue I had when installed the Kalyway 10.5.2, I left the harddrive set up as it came out of the box ie with Vista on one partition and Recovery on the other, but everything else I did as above.

    Basically once the install completed, it ran through the bios and then gave me the following error ‘HFS partition error’ – and wouldn’t load a thing at all, not windows, not osx nor nothing, tried a couple of tools and managed to get windows to work again but with a reduced hard drive.

    My question is, unless I make it dual booting do definately need one full unpartitioned drive to get osx to work, as I think at the minute that it is seeing two partition and not know what to do.

    Please help as am currently having to use vista!!!!!!! Joy.

  662. Chris

    To enable sleep i used EHCISleepEnabler from http://www.superhai.com/darwin.html

    make sure you follow the instruction and edit the info.plist.

    try to see if it will work and report back to us!

  663. Chris

    to use both headphone port and internal mic, first you need to remove ALCInject.kext and HDAEnabler.kext in system/library/extension. Then you need this install the two kext from gbonilla (link is below). Restart and you should have your internal mic and head phones working.

    gbonillaWolfer you should only have to delete ALCInject.kext because HDAEnabler.kext usually enables your sound in your about mac.

    I actually have gotten auto-switching to both headphone ports as well, I am currently working on getting sound out of both of them simultaneously. Although I don’t think it is possible to get sound out of both simultaneously because Apple doesn’t support multi-channel out. With that said here is my latest kext.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?eadnzqwzht1

    information is all over the places in Richard tutorials, we really need to put everything together.

  664. vbmale22

    i used vanilla original kernel in kalyway 10.5.2,insttaled successfully,but when i try to reboot,it falls sleep.
    I used -v -f and after 15 min i tried to wake up it by moving fingers to touchpad, but nothing happens.
    plz help…..

  665. Thomas Piccirello

    Peter JohnFirst of all Richard many great thanks for all your efforts!
    The first install succeeded and got wifi working, sound and also the battery icon is at the top, you are my hero!
    I also will send you something your way :)

    Here are till some things I just can’t understand, yes I am reading here and also following the many links here but as a newbie this is something I don’t understand and I guess many here so please can some one tell me in clear simple way how to solve the following:

    Sleep (on power still reboots)
    microphone in (this is what I have been reading for 2 days now) still no microphone in, tried the script but nothing is happening here…
    Sometimes the keyboard start to type itself and does not follow my instructions?

    I hope some one can help me clearing up these issues I am having and sure more newbies like me..

    Again thank you for all your help regards and all a very happy, healthy and mac 2009!
    Peter John

    Peter John,
    those are likely all issues we have all come across as they are so generic on the inspiron 1525. As per the random keyboard entries, I’m going to assums that it just starts typing the same letter over and over again. For me, when I see it type I click in that same textbox and type a different letter than the one being typed. If this does not work for you then you can try typing the same letter and see how that works out.
    For the sleep issues, you can try using a different kernel. Try out the sleepkernel and see how that works out for you. Changing kernels is pretty easy. First of all you have to download the desired kernel then unzip / unrar the archive and Place it to the kernel (named ‘mach_kernel’ ) file on your desktop. Now Open the terminal and type following command’s :

    ” sudo cp /mach_kernel /mach_kernel_old ”
    (this will backup your current kernel)
    (type your password)
    ” sudo cp -f ~/Desktop/mach_kernel / ”
    ” sudo chown root:wheel /mach_kernel* ”
    ” sudo chmod 644 /mach_kernel* ”
    sted.

    And finally, for the microphone you can use the Dell Post Installer to install the Sigmatel 9228 fix on your computer. Both headphone jacks work, although the second one is a little quieter, the internal mic works, internal speakers work, and external mic has not been tested.
    Goog Luck and let us know how it goes

  666. Peter John

    Before I forget I also have a DELL inspiron 1525 with dual core 2G and 3 GB memory, 250 HD

  667. Peter John

    First of all Richard many great thanks for all your efforts!
    The first install succeeded and got wifi working, sound and also the battery icon is at the top, you are my hero!
    I also will send you something your way :)

    Here are till some things I just can’t understand, yes I am reading here and also following the many links here but as a newbie this is something I don’t understand and I guess many here so please can some one tell me in clear simple way how to solve the following:

    Sleep (on power still reboots)
    microphone in (this is what I have been reading for 2 days now) still no microphone in, tried the script but nothing is happening here…
    Sometimes the keyboard start to type itself and does not follow my instructions?

    I hope some one can help me clearing up these issues I am having and sure more newbies like me..

    Again thank you for all your help regards and all a very happy, healthy and mac 2009!
    Peter John

  668. Henry

    Thomas Piccirello

    HenryHow do I update from leopard 10.5.3 to 10.5.4? I downloaded combo update 10.5.4 from apple website and during installation, it said “your computer needs to restart”. AFter restarting the computer, i can no longer log into OS X. it keeps saying “your computer needs to restart” Any help would be appreciated.

    Also, mic and headphone jacks are not working on leopard 10.5.3. please help.

    Henry, you need to use the delta update from the apple website, not the combo update. Also, after installing it, you need to type “update -v” w/o quotes at the darwin prompt. Your computer will then restart and then just let it boot up normally and your good. As per the mic and headphone jacks, the mic will not work with this kext and the headphone, for me at least, is very hit and miss. Sometimes it works and other times I need to restart the computer with the device in the jack and then it works.

    Thank you for your help, Thomas. I can’t find the leopard 10.5.4 delta update on apple website. Could you provide the link if it is on apple website?

    Regarding the mic and headphone, they are working flawlessly on my laptop and no need to restart.

  669. Thomas Piccirello

    So to check if this laptop had hardware sensors, i had to boot into the dread Winblows OS and used I8KFanGUI to see what it said. It turns out that this laptop actually does have hardware sensors, I believe it was either 3 or 4 so if we can just get a program in OS X that will read them, say a mac version of I8KFanGUI, then we will be able to control our fan temp from within OS X. But, thats just a though.

  670. Thomas Piccirello

    I also posted this in the 10.5.6 install section but just for the sake that hopefully more people look at it, I have several issues. They are as follows: My battery meter does not work. I used dell post installer to install the battery meter and the speedstep enabler and then the meter worked once until I restarted. So basically, the only things I don’t have working are ethernet, HDMI, s-video (all three of these are expected to not work), battery meter, internal mic, headphones jacks are very on and off, media keys (play/pause, rewind, fast forward, and stop; volume controls work), mute, and dvd burning always fails but that could just be that Leopard reads the Drive as a third party drive or some crap. If anyone has fixes to any of these please, please let me know. Also if anyone knows if this laptop has hardware sensors because if it does it would be great to monitor the temp and change fan speeds from withing OS X. Thanks!

  671. Thomas Piccirello

    HenryHow do I update from leopard 10.5.3 to 10.5.4? I downloaded combo update 10.5.4 from apple website and during installation, it said “your computer needs to restart”. AFter restarting the computer, i can no longer log into OS X. it keeps saying “your computer needs to restart” Any help would be appreciated.

    Also, mic and headphone jacks are not working on leopard 10.5.3. please help.

    Henry, you need to use the delta update from the apple website, not the combo update. Also, after installing it, you need to type “update -v” w/o quotes at the darwin prompt. Your computer will then restart and then just let it boot up normally and your good. As per the mic and headphone jacks, the mic will not work with this kext and the headphone, for me at least, is very hit and miss. Sometimes it works and other times I need to restart the computer with the device in the jack and then it works.

  672. Thomas Piccirello

    Thank you to both Chris and Wolfer for all your help through this long project. As usual i will test out your suggestions and post back with my findings.

  673. Henry

    Mic and headphone are working. The solution is in leopard 10.5.6 thread.

  674. Henry

    I reinstalled Leopard 10.5.2, upgraded to 10.5.3. I then upgraded to 10.5.4(downloaded from apple.com) and the computer freezes at 26%. Couldn’t complete the upgrade. Any idea? I have the same laptop that Richard has.

  675. Henry

    How do I update from leopard 10.5.3 to 10.5.4? I downloaded combo update 10.5.4 from apple website and during installation, it said “your computer needs to restart”. AFter restarting the computer, i can no longer log into OS X. it keeps saying “your computer needs to restart” Any help would be appreciated.

    Also, mic and headphone jacks are not working on leopard 10.5.3. please help.

  676. Chris

    Thomas Piccirello

    Neal
    Thomas PiccirelloWhat do you mean by the f keys?

    F7 is rewind, F8 is play/pause, F9 is fast forward and F10 and F11 control volume on a standard mac keyboard.

    How many installs of OSX have you done? The machine I specced out above will that work? What spec of dell are you running?

    ****WARNING – DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE THE DELL POST INSTALLER TO INSTALL THE MEDIA KEYS HOTFIX UNTIL IT IS DIRECTLY RELEASED FOR INSPIRON 1525 BECAUSE AFTER INSTALLING IT AND REBOOTING THE KEYBOARD STOPS WORKING – WARNING****

    yea i guess you and i have the same problem, a few people here report the first way works but it didnt work for me either.

  677. Chris

    Neal

    Thomas PiccirelloWhat do you mean by the f keys?

    F7 is rewind, F8 is play/pause, F9 is fast forward and F10 and F11 control volume on a standard mac keyboard.

    How many installs of OSX have you done? The machine I specced out above will that work? What spec of dell are you running?

    the spec on your dell should work jus fine.

    the F keys on my Dell is of stuff like open dashboard, and move between window

  678. Thomas Piccirello

    Neal

    Thomas PiccirelloWhat do you mean by the f keys?

    F7 is rewind, F8 is play/pause, F9 is fast forward and F10 and F11 control volume on a standard mac keyboard.

    How many installs of OSX have you done? The machine I specced out above will that work? What spec of dell are you running?

    Those keys do not work for me i iTunes. And for me F9 shows all open windows and F11 shows the desktop. I have done 20+ installs of OS X and these keys have always had the same function. I have an Inspiron 1525 with an Intel dual core 1.73ghz processor, 3gb of RAM, built in Webcam, 120gb HD, and a DVD Burner.

    ****WARNING – DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES USE THE DELL POST INSTALLER TO INSTALL THE MEDIA KEYS HOTFIX UNTIL IT IS DIRECTLY RELEASED FOR INSPIRON 1525 BECAUSE AFTER INSTALLING IT AND REBOOTING THE KEYBOARD STOPS WORKING – WARNING****

  679. Neal

    Thomas PiccirelloWhat do you mean by the f keys?

    F7 is rewind, F8 is play/pause, F9 is fast forward and F10 and F11 control volume on a standard mac keyboard.

    How many installs of OSX have you done? The machine I specced out above will that work? What spec of dell are you running?

  680. Thomas Piccirello

    What do you mean by the f keys?

  681. Neal

    Thomas Piccirello

    Neal
    Thomas PiccirelloJust a random question. Does anyone know if there is anyway to control the fan speeds from within OS X cause I would really love to make my computer run a little cooler?

    Fan control
    http://www.lobotomo.com/products/FanControl/
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049

    Might be worth a try

    Thanks a lot Neal but unfortunately neither option worked nor does any other fan control application for mac that I have tried. I think it might be because real Macs come with fan sensors installed but Dells do not. Oddly enough, there are applications that will change the fan speed for this exact laptop but from within windows (I8KFanGUI).

    I was also wondering if anyone was able to or knew of a way to get the media keys working because I would love to control itunes right from the keys without having to open iTunes everytime i want to pause a song.

    Do the F keys not operate the function like play and pause in itunes? Looking my wifes Mac keyboard these buttons operate play and pause etc.

  682. Chris

    Thomas Piccirello

    Neal
    Thomas PiccirelloJust a random question. Does anyone know if there is anyway to control the fan speeds from within OS X cause I would really love to make my computer run a little cooler?

    Fan control
    http://www.lobotomo.com/products/FanControl/
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049

    Might be worth a try

    Thanks a lot Neal but unfortunately neither option worked nor does any other fan control application for mac that I have tried. I think it might be because real Macs come with fan sensors installed but Dells do not. Oddly enough, there are applications that will change the fan speed for this exact laptop but from within windows (I8KFanGUI).

    I was also wondering if anyone was able to or knew of a way to get the media keys working because I would love to control itunes right from the keys without having to open iTunes everytime i want to pause a song.

    two ways you can get media key to work:

    -get Sonotone Post Installer package from insanelymac and install the Media Keys
    -once it’s install, you will see a folder name DellLaptops, open the folder and double click the file Configuration.En.butleritems, it should work after that.

    or

    -download and install Bulter http://butler.en.softonic.com/mac
    -download the media key config for 1525 here
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZHDKKNZR
    -double click the Configuration.En.butleritems you just download and it should work

    i would try the second one because installing media keys from Sonotone Post Installer package bricked my keyboard and i have to restore it from my old kext (thankfully i backed it up).

    after everything is working, open Butler and set it when system boot. that way your media keys will work eveyrtime it restart.

  683. Thomas Piccirello

    Neal

    Thomas PiccirelloJust a random question. Does anyone know if there is anyway to control the fan speeds from within OS X cause I would really love to make my computer run a little cooler?

    Fan control
    http://www.lobotomo.com/products/FanControl/
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049

    Might be worth a try

    Thanks a lot Neal but unfortunately neither option worked nor does any other fan control application for mac that I have tried. I think it might be because real Macs come with fan sensors installed but Dells do not. Oddly enough, there are applications that will change the fan speed for this exact laptop but from within windows (I8KFanGUI).

    I was also wondering if anyone was able to or knew of a way to get the media keys working because I would love to control itunes right from the keys without having to open iTunes everytime i want to pause a song.

  684. Dragan

    DraganI was wondering how can I install KOOLSOFTS from the Kalyway DVD afterward (after installing the Mac)?

  685. robin

    Hi Richard
    Thanks a lot for this tutorial, I really appreciate all the work you’ve put into this :)

    The only thing I couldn’t get working is the battery meter, I did everything you said but I get no battery meter, and no option in the preferences. But I can live with that!

    peteri have tryed to install the ApplePS2Trackpad.kext i rebooted and i still cant get tap click to work and scrolling. can someone please help me install this……

    For some reason this didn’t work with me either, instead I downloaded the dell post-installer and installed the trackpad thing off that. The only problem with this is the sensitivity is crap, even on max settings.

  686. Neal

    Thomas PiccirelloJust a random question. Does anyone know if there is anyway to control the fan speeds from within OS X cause I would really love to make my computer run a little cooler?

    Fan control
    http://www.lobotomo.com/products/FanControl/
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049

    Might be worth a try

  687. Neal

    Anyone got any ideas on my query regarding the dell spec? Only reason I ask is that the offer I was looking at runs out tomorrow.

    Thanks
    Neal

  688. Dragan

    I was wondering how can I install KOOLAPPS from the Kalyway DVD afterward (after installing the Mac)?

  689. Justin

    I’ve had a small bit of success getting the HDMI port working. It’s kind of complicated but hey it’s OSx86 right? I have one end of an HDMI cable attached to the external monitor and the other end of the HDMI cable, an HDMI to DVI adaptor, and a DVI to VGA adaptor all connected together to the VGA out on the 1525. I opened the Display Prefs and clicked Detect Displays. Nothing happened on the external monitor (which is a Viewsonic NX2232w) but I did get the arrangement tab in Display Prefs so the computer knows there’s an external monitor connected, just not at a resolution it can display. Then I clicked Gather Windows to get the Display Properties of the external monitor onto the laptops display. Then, I unplugged the HDMI cable from the 1525’s VGA port and plugged it in to the 1525’s HDMI port. There were only a couple resolutions available so I just picked one. It was the PAL resolution for 1080i but I figured what the heck. Both displays went blank and my internal display wouldn’t wake up when I moved the mouse so I scrolled down to the sleep corner I have setup, waited a couple seconds and moved my mouse to wake up the display. The internal LCD came back up and I got picture coming out of the external display too! Since I picked an odd PAL resolution for the external the picture was awful and flickering and the message box that asks if you’re sure you want to use the new resolution was counting down but it was something so clicked yes. Now I’m just trying to find a way to get it to sync to my externals native resolution of 1680×1050@60hz. I hope this can help somebody.
    Cheers

  690. Thomas Piccirello

    Just a random question. Does anyone know if there is anyway to control the fan speeds from within OS X cause I would really love to make my computer run a little cooler?

  691. gbonilla

    Macdog look over to the 10.5.6 post and go down, look for my mediafire post, the file there should give you internal mic and should fix both headphone ports as well as still work after sleep.

  692. Neal

    Richard,

    I’m just about to order one of these, could you tell me if I can turn this into a Hack Book?

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor T6400 (2.0 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache)
    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 – English
    1 Year Limited Warranty – Collect & Return
    2.0 Mega pixel web camera
    Jet Black Colour with Matte Finish
    15.4″ Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) Display with TrueLife‚Ñ¢
    3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1×2048+1×1024]
    320GB (5.400rpm) SATA Hard Drive
    Integrated Intel® Graphic Media Accelerator X3100
    DVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)
    6-cell battery
    Accessories
    No Mobile Broadband Selected
    No Carry Case
    Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English – (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
    Dell‚Ñ¢ Wireless 1395 802.11b/g Mini-Card – Europe
    Services & Software
    No Security/Anti-Virus Protection – English
    No Accidental Damage Support
    DataSafe Online Backup 2GB
    Also Includes
    152505
    Inspiron Order – UK
    English EMEA 1 (EN, AR, DU, FR, GE, IT, CR,SP) Documentation
    Resource DVD Inspiron 1525 – (Diagnostics & Drivers)
    65W AC Adapter
    Power Cord UK 1meter
    56.6k V.92 Capable Internal Modem & Adapter – UK
    Internal Keyboard Uk/Irish (QWERTY)
    1Yr Limited Warranty – Collect & Return
    Dell Internet Order

    Cheers thanks
    Neal

  693. Richard

    solidslash
    Hey Richard, thanks for your guide.
    I’ve got a question, though. What kind of difficulties have you heard about getting osx to work on 1440×900 inspirons? I’m planning to get this one.

    From what I’ve seen, it doesn’t go well if you opted for the higher resolution at Dell. 1280×800 FTW.

  694. solidslash

    Hey Richard, thanks for your guide.
    I’ve got a question, though. What kind of difficulties have you heard about getting osx to work on 1440×900 inspirons? I’m planning to get this one.

  695. macdog

    Hey one problem i am having is that the headphone jack doesnt work after sleep. I have to restart to get it to work. Anyone have a solution for this?

  696. Thomas Piccirello

    HenneOk, my last question before getting my own Hackbook :)

    In case I screw it all up… Can I just pop in my Windows repair cd and reinstall Vista like it came from the factory? (A recovery CD came with my laptop)

    Yup. No matter what happens to your laptop, unless you phisically break it that is, you can always just format the hard drive and reinstall vista/xp/any other microsoft OS because your computer is still a PC at heart.

  697. Henne

    I just looked at some WiFi specs… is it true that WiFi doesn’t work with the following card?

    Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network

  698. Henne

    Ok, my last question before getting my own Hackbook :)

    In case I screw it all up… Can I just pop in my Windows repair cd and reinstall Vista like it came from the factory? (A recovery CD came with my laptop)

  699. Dragan

    I was updating my hackintosh from 10.5.4 to 10.5.5 using downloaded update package directly from the Apple site. The installation went till 65% and then the computer freeze. I hard reset my Dell and now it wont boot. But i made a copy from the kernel as described in step 5). Now when I boot with “kernel: /mach_kernel_bkup1052” it returns to the boot menu all over. My question is; How to boot from the backup kernel? or; How to repair my Mac installation but not to lose Vista boot loader?
    Thanks.

  700. Thomas Piccirello

    peteri have tryed to install the ApplePS2Trackpad.kext i rebooted and i still cant get tap click to work and scrolling. can someone please help me install this……

    also does any 1 no if you the vga and hdmi works or if you no how 2 make it work
    thanks

    In regards to the part of your question relating t o VGA and HDMI, the HDMI doesn’t work and there are no fixes for it. As per the VGA, it works for the extended desktop option but do not even think about selecting mirrored display because not only doesnt it work, but it messes up both displays. So basically, HDMI isn’t working and VGA is very limited to only extended desktop

  701. Thomas Piccirello

    HenneI was wondering if the Ethernet already works after installen the 10.5.2 and the 10.5.3 Combo.

    Just because I still have to use the wired internet a lot, would be a shame if I can’t use that.

    Great tutorial though!

    Unfortunately, ethernet still doesnt work. If you really want it working bad enought hat you’ll pay $30 then check out this post http://www.espressoreport.com/174/working-ethernet-wired-for-all-hackbooks/

  702. Henne

    I was wondering if the Ethernet already works after installen the 10.5.2 and the 10.5.3 Combo.

    Just because I still have to use the wired internet a lot, would be a shame if I can’t use that.

    Great tutorial though!

  703. Simon

    Pedro Peixoto

    SimonFirst up. brilliant tutorial!

    Have Kalyway 10.5.2 running on my 1525, with one small hangup…

    originally, i created two partitions on my internal HD, kept the Vista one and created a new 25gig one (all the space i could afford as i have a load of Vista stuff on here). tried the Kalyway installation as per above and got a nice new dual boot system with Vista and MacOSX.

    as i wanted more HD space for MacOSX, i bought a new Maxtor Basics 500gb external USB HD, and installed MacOSX to that, with two partitions split evenly (deleted the old internal install). This left me with Vista auto booting, and pressing F12 at the dell logo to boot from the MacOSX external drive it i needed the Mac.

    the Maxtor external drive can be very slow to wake when the laptop is first switched on, and therefore doesn’t always recognise Darwin when i press F12, just gives a “could not find boot sector error” about 50% of the time. tried setting the bios to autoboot the ext USB drive first and its still slow to wake.

    is there anything i can do to the ext drive to have it fully awake when i turn the laptop on?

    Check if the bios have a delay setting for boot devices… some computers have that option.

    Also, you can leave the drive aways turned on…

    cant see an option for a boot delay in the 1525 bios. hopefully someone will prove me wrong.

    my Maxtor external drive has no physical on/off switch, just a power & USB cable. its powers on shortly after boot and powers off shortly after shutdown. power on is just too slow to enable it to catch up with the dell booting.

  704. peter

    i have tryed to install the ApplePS2Trackpad.kext i rebooted and i still cant get tap click to work and scrolling. can someone please help me install this……

    also does any 1 no if you the vga and hdmi works or if you no how 2 make it work
    thanks

  705. Pedro Peixoto

    SimonFirst up. brilliant tutorial!

    Have Kalyway 10.5.2 running on my 1525, with one small hangup…

    originally, i created two partitions on my internal HD, kept the Vista one and created a new 25gig one (all the space i could afford as i have a load of Vista stuff on here). tried the Kalyway installation as per above and got a nice new dual boot system with Vista and MacOSX.

    as i wanted more HD space for MacOSX, i bought a new Maxtor Basics 500gb external USB HD, and installed MacOSX to that, with two partitions split evenly (deleted the old internal install). This left me with Vista auto booting, and pressing F12 at the dell logo to boot from the MacOSX external drive it i needed the Mac.

    the Maxtor external drive can be very slow to wake when the laptop is first switched on, and therefore doesn’t always recognise Darwin when i press F12, just gives a “could not find boot sector error” about 50% of the time. tried setting the bios to autoboot the ext USB drive first and its still slow to wake.

    is there anything i can do to the ext drive to have it fully awake when i turn the laptop on?

    Check if the bios have a delay setting for boot devices… some computers have that option.

    Also, you can leave the drive aways turned on…

  706. Simon

    First up. brilliant tutorial!

    Have Kalyway 10.5.2 running on my 1525, with one small hangup…

    originally, i created two partitions on my internal HD, kept the Vista one and created a new 25gig one (all the space i could afford as i have a load of Vista stuff on here). tried the Kalyway installation as per above and got a nice new dual boot system with Vista and MacOSX.

    as i wanted more HD space for MacOSX, i bought a new Maxtor Basics 500gb external USB HD, and installed MacOSX to that, with two partitions split evenly (deleted the old internal install). This left me with Vista auto booting, and pressing F12 at the dell logo to boot from the MacOSX external drive it i needed the Mac.

    the Maxtor external drive can be very slow to wake when the laptop is first switched on, and therefore doesn’t always recognise Darwin when i press F12, just gives a “could not find boot sector error” about 50% of the time. tried setting the bios to autoboot the ext USB drive first and its still slow to wake.

    is there anything i can do to the ext drive to have it fully awake when i turn the laptop on?

  707. Mike

    gbonillaYou’re probably gonna need to get a usb mouse and keyboard and if not keyboard then at least a mouse and from there you’re gonna have to go to system preferences>international>input menu>keyboard viewer. Alright from there you can click the flag in your menu bar and you’ll have an on-screen keyboard. Now open up kext helper and reload you ApplePS2controller.kext and reinstall it as well as go to advanced and press tag cache rebuild and run. From there go to disk utility repair permissions and restart. You should be good from there.

    THANK YOU! EVERYTHING YOU SAID WAS ON THE DOT!

  708. Mike

    SUCCESS!! It will be a merry Christmas after all!

    THANK YOU gbonilla!!!

    I did what you said, used a USB mouse, on-screen keyboard, and reinstalled the keyboard, trackpad, and the original ACPIPlatform kext and everything came back to life!!!

    Thanks gbonilla again.

    For some reason it was the ACPIPlatform that caused the problem to happen. I still don’t know how to fix the battery meter. I’ve tried both the PowerManagement bundle and the ACPIPlatform kext….

    Anyone have any other suggestions?

  709. Daniel

    Updated to 10.5.3 fine. Usb is now working fine (I don’t know why the first time it wasn’t). I’ve found 2 “open” wifi networks and “guessed” 1 password for a 3rd. It seems to be connected but when I try to browse web it fails. The “pirated” networds can be using mac addresses so I cannot use them, OR there is something wrong with my airport configuration. It gives me an IP but no acess at all… I’ll try to get a router to test “indoors”. But everything fine so far.

    Is there a 10.5.4 and 10.5.5 update from a file or just by the web?

    Thanks in advance.

  710. Gilbert

    Try booting using -v -f to see what comes up as described up this thread. It shows you what’s actually happening during boot and you could see what the problem might be or simply post it in this forum for good troubleshooting. I haven’t encountered such behaviour. Hope someone else can help…

  711. Richard

    *** NOTE ***

    If anyone needs a permanent host for files, drivers, kexts, etc. (Anything not legal property of Apple, Inc.), please send me an e-mail and I’ll give you a new address from espressoreport.com to post so that all this great data doesn’t “expire” with free upload services. (Files hosted on espressoreport.com will only work on espressoreport.com comments and articles).

    You can e-mail me at mh ** at ** espressoreport (… you know the rest)

    Thanks!

  712. gbonilla

    You’re probably gonna need to get a usb mouse and keyboard and if not keyboard then at least a mouse and from there you’re gonna have to go to system preferences>international>input menu>keyboard viewer. Alright from there you can click the flag in your menu bar and you’ll have an on-screen keyboard. Now open up kext helper and reload you ApplePS2controller.kext and reinstall it as well as go to advanced and press tag cache rebuild and run. From there go to disk utility repair permissions and restart. You should be good from there.

  713. Mike

    This site’s been very helpful, but it’s come to a point for me where I REALLY NEED SOMEONE’S HELP PLEASE!

    I have the dell 1525 with the 3gb ram, t5750 2.0 ghz centrino dual-core, on 10.5.5 with iDeneb.

    I’d just installed the AppleACPIPlatform.kext for the battery meter and an IOTA.kext for my DVD drive that wasn’t working either using Kext helper. I then repaired Disk Permissions and restarted.

    Upon restarting, however, my Expose screen corner sleep fix would not work.

    I’d leave the computer on for about 15 min with the lid down and then I’d try to wake it up. I could wake it up only by pressing the power button.

    Upon waking it up, the cursor does not move and it doesn’t seem to recognize my trackpad or keyboard. I’m not sure if it’s that.

    ONLY PROBLEM IS I WOULD REINSTALL AND EVERYTHING, IT’S JUST THAT I HAVE A 100-something slide presentation for my Marketing Class on my Desktop and ONLY IN THERE!!!

    I’m kinda panicking. Can anyone give me any hints on what’s going on with it? PLEASE. THANK YOU.

  714. Thomas Piccirello

    I have done about 20 installs and never had an issue. Try reburning the install disc. I suggest using a kalyway one and imgburn to burn it.

  715. Monique

    I GOT A PROBLEM WHILE INSTALLING!! IT STOPS AND SAYS THAT THE /VOLUMES/ COULDN’T INSTALL!!!! PLEASE CONTACT THE SOFTWARE CREATOR!! OR REBOOT AND START THE INSTALATION AGAIN!!! IM STARTING….BUT TELL ME RICHARD WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT PART? HELP!!!!

  716. Gilbert

    Richard, do you pls have a driver for the DVD Drive? The drive hasn’t been working since Hacked!!!

  717. Billy

    Anyone got the SD Slot to work yet?

  718. Monique

    Hey “Dell 1525 Mac drivers pack (mirror 3)” doesn’t open!! are those 3 packages of drivers that you put there or there is only one package that we have to download??

  719. Richard

    A majority of your battery usage comes from the LCD screen. Try reducing the brightness and timing between full brightness and dimmed with a full charge (don’t go by what Leopard says your time remaining is). Hold down the “Fn” key and tap the down arrow on your laptop to bring the brightness down.

    I get approx. 2 hours of battery life consistently and that’s not a big deal for me. Remember, if you have the Pentium Dual Core it *will* use more battery than other processors, this is why you get Core2 technology cheaper than a “Core” CPU (and it runs hotter, among other things).

  720. Pedro Peixoto

    ChrisS3 hibernate seems to work only when it’s on battery.

    it will restart itself if it’s plugged to the AC adapter.

    Hi,

    I don’t seem to have hibernation here… the only thing i have here is sleeping…

  721. Pedro Peixoto

    Alejandro

    Pedro PeixotoHow’s your battery life going? My OS X is sucking battery like a damned black hole

    Hola Pedro. Saludos.

    Regarding battery life, I can´t expect much from mine. It last, roughly 45min tops. How´s your hackbook doing?

    Hi,

    Mine is doing approx. 1 hour… Mac is using the battery waaaay too much

  722. Chris

    S3 hibernate seems to work only when it’s on battery.

    it will restart itself if it’s plugged to the AC adapter.

  723. Thomas Piccirello

    ****To all users having trouble with the sleep trick, if you installed the powermanagement bundle then unplug your laptop when trying the sleep trick because it will sleep faster on battery. Also, try closing the screen when waiting for the fifteen minutes to pass. That way, nothing can hit a key or move the mouse. MOST IMPORTANTLY, do not close the lid and then open in back up before the fifteen minutes has passed because in Leopard opening the lid is one way you can wake up your computer when you put it to sleep. So basically, close your computer lid, wait fifteen minutes without even touching your laptop, and then open it back up and move the mouse.****

  724. Chris

    DraganHi. I have the same configuration as described above. I download Kalyway 10.5.2, burned and passed the installation procedure. At next restart, the I boot the my new Mac. It booted properly, till the black screen where Richard said to wait for 15 sec, and then to move the mouse cursor to the corners of the screen. Well I waited at least one hour, and than I try to move the mouse to the corners of the screen and nothing happened. In fact I don’t know if the mouse went to the corners because the screen is black. I don’t know what to do, I think that the system is installed properly but I can’t log in, I can’t remove the black screen. Is there any other way to pass the black screen except moving the mouse. Please help me. P.S. I installed my Mac with Vanilla kernel.

    you will have to wait 15mins not 15 sec and you can try to use the sleep kernel. don’t touch anything til 15mins have passed. and then all u have to do is move the mouse a little n the final set up screen will come up. give it a try n let use know!

  725. Leonardo Pessoa

    Hey there. I followed your steps and read a lot of comments down here. I got the black screen but the sleep trick doesn’t work for me. I’ve left it for 20 minutes and disconnected from the power cable but I couldnt manage to make it sleep.
    Any help?

  726. Thomas Piccirello

    Pedro PeixotoHow’s your battery life going? My OS X is sucking battery like a damned black hole

    I also get horrible battery life. Leopard doesn’t have as many energy saver preferences that windows offers though so this could be the reason. Unfortuantely, I do have a 4 cell battery so i cant really complain.I only get like an hour and a half :-(

  727. Alejandro

    Pedro PeixotoHow’s your battery life going? My OS X is sucking battery like a damned black hole

    Hola Pedro. Saludos.

    Regarding battery life, I can´t expect much from mine. It last, roughly 45min tops. How´s your hackbook doing?

  728. Dragan

    Hi. I have the same configuration as described above. I download Kalyway 10.5.2, burned and passed the installation procedure. At next restart, the I boot the my new Mac. It booted properly, till the black screen where Richard said to wait for 15 sec, and then to move the mouse cursor to the corners of the screen. Well I waited at least one hour, and than I try to move the mouse to the corners of the screen and nothing happened. In fact I don’t know if the mouse went to the corners because the screen is black. I don’t know what to do, I think that the system is installed properly but I can’t log in, I can’t remove the black screen. Is there any other way to pass the black screen except moving the mouse. Please help me. P.S. I installed my Mac with Vanilla kernel.

  729. Pedro Peixoto

    How’s your battery life going? My OS X is sucking battery like a damned black hole

  730. Gilbert

    Hello Richard,

    I followed your tutorial and got my first HackBook. Yay! But i’ve not been able to get my CD drive/DVD burner working. I read somewhere that I need to select ICHx.kext during iDeneb installation, but just my luck as I didn’t. Is there a way I can download this file, or do you have an alternative?

  731. Alejandro

    TonySweet I have been pretty proud of myself for pulling this off. The directions left out a lot of important little things that i can see have frustrated a lot of newbs just like myself. Luckily the 1st thing i did after getting the wifi to work is i downloaded firefox and went right to this page and used the find option so when ever i got stuck with the important left out tips. I did a search in the comments and found pretty much all that i needed (ie “Dell laptop post installer” to get the battery meter to work). I still haven’t got the touch pad to work right. The “install.sh” script inside of “ApplePS2Trackpad” folder doesn’t do jack for me. not a big deal but would have been nice plus the 2fingerscoll thing i found on insanelymac scares me.. I’ll worry about it later. I saw other options using my handy find option (that would be Alt F). I suggest newbs use it, its the basic find option you would see in safari as well.

    So for i’m pretty impressed. I did purchase two 2gb sticks of ram yesterday but i dont know if i’m going to install them yet. This thing seems faster them my iMac so might as well get my 100 dollars back. Although i might be putting linux on this thing as well.

    Anyway, has anyone got the SD slot to work? Also every now and then i hear a click near the HDMI port, it sounds like a CD drive trying to open. What could that be? I have the exact 1525 in this article. Oh yeah does the HDMI port work? I can’t wait to check what all works.

    Thanks

    Hello there. I can verify the clicking noise. Every now and then, I also have this click sound near the HDMI port. It seems to me it is the hard disk. I DON’T get this sound while in Windows XP. I really wonder what could it be. If you get to know, please, let me know. My email is> eidoscognitio@gmail.com
    Thank you.

  732. Pedro

    So,

    I fallowed this guide, with a bit modifications to make it DualBoot, since there are other users in here…

    I’ve got almost everything to work in my inspiron 1525, except webcam! I also have not tested the wired network and the card reader. Ports like HDMI and Modem i really cant test, since i do not have the appropriate cables/devices.

    About the webcam, it was working when i first created my profile, but now it crashes the application when i try to use it… anyone can help me?

    BTW, i installed this Dell Post-Installer drivers, from this topic: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=97966&mode=threaded&pid=699667

    fell free to email-me at pedrohrfp@hotmail.com

  733. Wolfer

    WolferKalyway 10.5.3 ComboUpdate Trick

    I know, I know. . . Sounds insane, but I had multiple failures running Kalyway’s ComboUpdate 10.5.3 and then Kernel 9.3 update – from a stock, working Kalyway 10.5.2 install — from the hard-drive the OS was installed on. (Note, these must be run at the same time, so make sure you have the correct Kalyway 10.5.3 Combo Update package).

    My fix. . . Run them from the CD/DVD drive. If I copied the update(s) to a CD-RW and ran them from the CD/DVD drive, I never once had them fail part-way, kernel panic me, or do anything but complete successfully.

    So, for what that’s worth. . . I know it doesn’t make much sense, but once I repeated the process (after dealing with MANY failures), I never did it any other way. And, it never once failed me.

    Two cents and a grain of salt, but thought I’d mention it for those that were having issues.

    Forgot. . . Continuing on the Kalyway 10.5.3 ComboUpdate thread from above

    After the update, when rebooting, DON’T FORGET to hit F8 when booting, and issue the ‘update -v’ command. The upgrade will not complete successfully without this step.

    You’ll notice your have an ‘update’ file in the / (root) dir., noticeable in Finder, but you can always hide the file by opening terminal and issuing:

    cd /
    sudo pico .hidden

    Enter your password and add ‘update’ to the list of files that should be hidden in the Finder already. Make sure you’re in the root dir when trying to find the ‘.hidden’ file.

    This keeps things nice a neat when in the OS’s GUI or should I say, Finder.

  734. Wolfer

    Kalyway 10.5.3 ComboUpdate Trick

    I know, I know. . . Sounds insane, but I had multiple failures running Kalyway’s ComboUpdate 10.5.3 and then Kernel 9.3 update – from a stock, working Kalyway 10.5.2 install — from the hard-drive the OS was installed on. (Note, these must be run at the same time, so make sure you have the correct Kalyway 10.5.3 Combo Update package).

    My fix. . . Run them from the CD/DVD drive. If I copied the update(s) to a CD-RW and ran them from the CD/DVD drive, I never once had them fail part-way, kernel panic me, or do anything but complete successfully.

    So, for what that’s worth. . . I know it doesn’t make much sense, but once I repeated the process (after dealing with MANY failures), I never did it any other way. And, it never once failed me.

    Two cents and a grain of salt, but thought I’d mention it for those that were having issues.

  735. Adam

    I had problems getting my audio and wireless to work at first after installing 10.5.2. I installed it multiple times and had the same problem, so i just updated to 10.5.3 and then the audio codec and wireless script worked great and everything has been running fine

  736. Thomas Piccirello

    WesI have gone threw the steps to install Mac OS 10.5.2 on my Dell 1525, and when i went in to run the 10.5.3 updater just like in the article it never finished it locked up and i had to restart and reinstall, however now whenever i reinstall my USB drives never work and i cant even install my wireless. Before i tried the 10.5.3 all the sound and usb drives, and wireless worked, now no mater how many times i reinstall nothing will work.

    How do i get 10.5.2 to work again so i can try to update to 10.5.5 eventually?

    Well, if you reinstalled the OS then you should be able to just install the drivers the same way you did before. Run the broadcom script and drag the audio codec onto the HDA enabler. If this doesnt work then you should probably reinstall the OS again because something may have gone wrong during the install. Just as a side note, when upgrading to 10.5.3 you have to install the 10.5.3 update and then before restarting install the combo update. Then you can restart your computer without it locking up. If you dont understand any of the instructions I listed or if you need more help with this or upgrading to 10.5.5, just email me at tompic823@aol.com and I’d be glad to help you.

  737. Wes

    I have gone threw the steps to install Mac OS 10.5.2 on my Dell 1525, and when i went in to run the 10.5.3 updater just like in the article it never finished it locked up and i had to restart and reinstall, however now whenever i reinstall my USB drives never work and i cant even install my wireless. Before i tried the 10.5.3 all the sound and usb drives, and wireless worked, now no mater how many times i reinstall nothing will work.

    How do i get 10.5.2 to work again so i can try to update to 10.5.5 eventually?

  738. Josh

    Try a fresh install, Totally wipe the harddrive and partition it again. Make sure you choose the right setting in the customization stage of installation too.

  739. Thomas Piccirello

    Dave WolfThomas. . . et al. . .

    Presently, I know of NO WAY to do a backup and end up with a bootable volume.

    You have to remember that all backup solutions are backing up based on the fact that the system is REALLY A MAC, hence, they don’t copy any bootloaders, EFI emulation (PC EFI or Chameleon), boot sector, etc. But, that said, they DO all really backup all your data. Don’t worry about the 3GB smaller thing; this is likely due to temp/system files/trash that is all rebuilt upon booting the new volume. Trust me. . . Use any of them and do a restore and you will get ALL your data back.

    Now. . . How?! We’ll each method requires different methods of “restore.”

    Time Machine – Run the backup as usual. But, of ALL the backup utilities, this one, more than any will not copy any of the required “Hackintosh” files required to give you a bootable volume. The only thing I’ve found Time Machine backups useful for is when re-installing the system. DON’T use the ‘Restore from Time Machine Backup’ from and install DVD. It will never work correctly. Time Machine backups should only be used (in my opinion) when reinstalling a clean system and then ‘Migrating Settings/Files from Time Machine Backup’ when you finally boot into the newly installed OS (and yes, depending on what you install, you’ll need to do the whole driver thing, 10.5.x upgrade thing, etc., etc.), even after you ‘Migrate’.

    Carbon Copy Cloner (What I Use) – Does a great job — whether File-to-File or Disk-to-Disk, depending on what it auto selects. Backups are full and complete, but just as Time Machine, you don’t end up with a bootable volume when the backup completes (even if it says you will). Why? Same reason as Time Machine. None of the required Hackintosh files are copied during the backup. BUT, it’s a 5 min. process to get the volume back to booting, and basically back to exactly where it was when backed-up. Personally, I use the iAtkos 4 DVD (there are a ton of other ways to install a bootloader, but that’s a whole other post. . .), boot it, choose to install ONLY the ‘Darwin Bootloader’, pick the backup volume as the place you want it installed, and presto — you can now boot the backup volume. If you had Chameleon installed, you can always install the Chameleon DMG once you’re back into the OS. This is the most reliable and complete method of backing up I’ve found.

    Super Duper – The exact same steps as above apply.

    I do backups to a self-powered USB My Passport 320GB drive using both Time Machine and Carbon Copy — on two different partitions. The Time Machine backup is just the essential stuff. The Carbon Copy is a complete clone of my full, primary OS X volume, in full. Yeah, it’s kind of redundant, but, hey. . . I like it that way!

    So, there’s an easy way to get your backups to work, and at least understand what each app is doing vs. the others. If anyone else has better methods using any of the above utilites, let me know! Mine work, aren’t too painful, and get me from dead to back exactly where I was almost as quick as a normal restore, so I’m good with what I have. But, if I didn’t have to reinstall all the Hackintosh stuff. . . well. . . that would be nice.

    Hope this helps.

    — Dave

    Dave, thank you sooooooo much. You truly have no idea how much I appreciate that. I took your suggestion and installed a bootloader onto the external harddrive and that fixed everything. Thanks so much/

  740. Wolfer (aka Dave Wolf)

    (Changed my name up so as not to get things confusing here. . .)

    Dave — with the graphics problem — re-read the thread here (concentrating on mostly the top part), pay close attention, and download the packages that Richard posted. With the detail on this thread, those binaries/drivers/kexts, etc., you should have no problem getting from VESA graphics (1024×768) to full 1280×800 with full CI/QE support. (Note, you’re going to have a “black screen” when you get the drivers working correctly, so read how to get around this. There are multiple methods.)

    Also, I don’t recommend you do ANY upgrading past the default Kalyway 10.5.2 until which point you have all of your 1525 devices working — graphics, audio, USB, wireless, etc., etc.

    Hope this helps. . . but, as with any crazy project like this, you can’t ever go wrong by reading, reading, and reading some more before giving up. Also, visit and register with http://www.insanelymac.com/ It’s a great place to do Hackintosh research. There’s a ton of info on the 1525 in general, including its graphics oddities.

    Good luck!

    — Wolfer

  741. Dave

    I seem to be having a problem with Kalyway 10.5.2.

    The default resolution is set to 1024 x 768, but I know my 1525 can handle 1280 x 800. I cannot seem to be able to change this resolution.

    Also, the Kalyway 10.5.3 update fails, stating that it cannot be validated. How may I resolve this issue?

  742. Dave Wolf

    Thomas. . . et al. . .

    Presently, I know of NO WAY to do a backup and end up with a bootable volume.

    You have to remember that all backup solutions are backing up based on the fact that the system is REALLY A MAC, hence, they don’t copy any bootloaders, EFI emulation (PC EFI or Chameleon), boot sector, etc. But, that said, they DO all really backup all your data. Don’t worry about the 3GB smaller thing; this is likely due to temp/system files/trash that is all rebuilt upon booting the new volume. Trust me. . . Use any of them and do a restore and you will get ALL your data back.

    Now. . . How?! We’ll each method requires different methods of “restore.”

    Time Machine – Run the backup as usual. But, of ALL the backup utilities, this one, more than any will not copy any of the required “Hackintosh” files required to give you a bootable volume. The only thing I’ve found Time Machine backups useful for is when re-installing the system. DON’T use the ‘Restore from Time Machine Backup’ from and install DVD. It will never work correctly. Time Machine backups should only be used (in my opinion) when reinstalling a clean system and then ‘Migrating Settings/Files from Time Machine Backup’ when you finally boot into the newly installed OS (and yes, depending on what you install, you’ll need to do the whole driver thing, 10.5.x upgrade thing, etc., etc.), even after you ‘Migrate’.

    Carbon Copy Cloner (What I Use) – Does a great job — whether File-to-File or Disk-to-Disk, depending on what it auto selects. Backups are full and complete, but just as Time Machine, you don’t end up with a bootable volume when the backup completes (even if it says you will). Why? Same reason as Time Machine. None of the required Hackintosh files are copied during the backup. BUT, it’s a 5 min. process to get the volume back to booting, and basically back to exactly where it was when backed-up. Personally, I use the iAtkos 4 DVD (there are a ton of other ways to install a bootloader, but that’s a whole other post. . .), boot it, choose to install ONLY the ‘Darwin Bootloader’, pick the backup volume as the place you want it installed, and presto — you can now boot the backup volume. If you had Chameleon installed, you can always install the Chameleon DMG once you’re back into the OS. This is the most reliable and complete method of backing up I’ve found.

    Super Duper – The exact same steps as above apply.

    I do backups to a self-powered USB My Passport 320GB drive using both Time Machine and Carbon Copy — on two different partitions. The Time Machine backup is just the essential stuff. The Carbon Copy is a complete clone of my full, primary OS X volume, in full. Yeah, it’s kind of redundant, but, hey. . . I like it that way!

    So, there’s an easy way to get your backups to work, and at least understand what each app is doing vs. the others. If anyone else has better methods using any of the above utilites, let me know! Mine work, aren’t too painful, and get me from dead to back exactly where I was almost as quick as a normal restore, so I’m good with what I have. But, if I didn’t have to reinstall all the Hackintosh stuff. . . well. . . that would be nice.

    Hope this helps.

    — Dave

  743. Macdog303

    Hey guys if you cant get powermanagement to work. try downloading dell laptop post installer 1.3 and install it from there. I didnt even have to repair permissions or restart but i suggest you do. My bluetooth is not showing up though. I NEED BLUETOOTH.

  744. Steve Jabs

    Dave… You simply rule. I can’t wait to try that out when I get home!

  745. Stevie

    Hey guys, I have the same exact model as Richard’s. I installed 10.5.5 using iDeneb v1.3 default installation with vanilla kernal. Everything works fine, except I feel the OS is slower than Vista. So I ran xbench and got a score of 58. Is there any possible reasons why my score is so low?

  746. Thomas Piccirello

    Is anyone else facing a problem when backing up? I have tried superduper, carbon copy cloner, restoring the hardrive to an external drive when booted from install disc, and time machine but I always have issues. First, carbon copy cloner and superduper both say they have successfully finished copying all my data and that the drive will be bootable but the copy always turns out to be about 3gb smaller than the actual data. Next, if I try to use time machine, it backs up great and will make multiple backups without any problems but I always get the beach ball when trying to restore my computer from one of these backups when booted from the install disc and selecting the “restore from time machine backup” option. Lastly, when using disk utility to restore the main hard drive to an external hard drive when booted from the install disc, it says it finishes successfully but the external drive data is also always 3gb smaller than the real data. If you just read all this and said “so whats the problem” then you may not realize that the external drive is not bootable. Please someone help me it would be greatly appreciated. I have been posting responses to peoples problems and will continue to do so so please help me out with this issue. Thank in advance.

  747. Dave

    Well. . .

    Richard and I went through the 1525 external display/monitor usage last week. . . I thought I’d help him out on this topic.

    Number one — display mirroring WILL NOT WORK with the X3100. So, don’t even check the option should you connect an external display to the RGB output on the 1525! If you do, you’ll always have corrupt output when ‘Detecting Displays’. And, since you need an external display connected to even see the ‘Mirroring’ option, you have no way of turning it off (unchecking it) — UNLESS, you use the below app:

    http://eruvia.org/software/osxmirroring/index.html (Credit to Ian McCall for this great app1)

    This will set your 1525 Hackbook back to ‘Extended Display/Desktop’ mode, should it be in mirroring to begin with (as mine was somehow), or should you have inadvertently set it to ‘mirroring’ when you connected an external monitor and not been able to turn it off.

    So, the X3100 will handle Extended Desktop/Spanning perfectly. I’ve tested it all the way up to 2048×1536 @ 60Hz and had no issues. Even better, 1900×1440 @ 75Hz ran perfectly and is perfect for my photo/video work. You have the option of putting the monitor on the right or left of the laptop’s display and also moving the menu bar to the external display, should you need it there for whatever app you are using. It’s AN EXCELLENT ASSET to the 1525 and is much more capable than I thought the X3100 would be capable of.

    Note. . . This is ONLY FOR THE RGB OUTPUT! The HDMI output is not operational and probably won’t ever be for this laptop.

    I hope this helps clear up external display usage with the 1525 and allows some of you to correct problems with such should you have accidentally enabled ‘Mirroring’.

    — Dave

  748. Genaro Bonilla

    Hey Richard and Daniel if you want to log in using the sleep trick without having to type in your password you can just restart finder and it’ll work. You can do this by writing a simple application and having it open on startup. Put the below into script editor and make an app. with that you wouldn’t have to logout and log back in.

    activate application “Finder”
    tell application “Finder”
    quit
    delay 2
    activate application “Finder”
    end tell

  749. steve0suprem0

    yeah, man. lotsa permissions repairing… i don’t get it. it’ll boot from the optical drive, but once leopard starts up it’s disappeared.

  750. Richard

    Daniel
    Richard, my friend. I think it’s time for a new, clean post, updating all that have already been said on this post, huh? this page`s scroll is huuuge.

    Nice work, dude.

    I really need to, but there are so many other things I need to post on, such as restoring from Time Machine when you screw up, using an external monitor with your HackBook, using network drives as Time Machine (your old Vista computer is put to good use!), etc. As much of a PTA it is to sift through this thread, it’s free and ad-free.

    Daniel
    “one thing I did notice that few people report (Maybe it√¢ÔøΩÔøΩs just me?), with the √¢ÔøΩÔøΩsleep trick√¢ÔøΩÔøΩ being used, sometimes the desktop icons become unclickable or hidden.”

    Sometimes it happens here.

    This is why the alternative sleep trick is so great. I had often found myself having to log out as soon as I boot my computer because the desktop icons would be screwed up, or my menu bar would be missing icons. With the alternative sleep trick, it puts the computer to sleep at the user login screen so you automatically wake it up — log in “fresh” and the problem has never appeared for me. Give it a try.

    Pawliw
    Hello, Richard or anyone who can help, when I do the WIFI codec i do [sudo su – : chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh] Then I hit enter. After I enter my password. Finally it asks me for a root #? I have absolutly no idea why it’s doing this? Please Help.

    If anyone replys I am willing to donate ;)

    When you see “MacBook-Pro:~ root#” that means you’re at the root shell — Administrator, if you’re an ex-Windows guy. Now, if you executed the command successfully, you’re done. If not, try executing it again now that you’re root.

  751. Pawliw

    Hello, Richard or anyone who can help, when I do the WIFI codec i do [sudo su – : chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh] Then I hit enter. After I enter my password. Finally it asks me for a root #? I have absolutly no idea why it’s doing this? Please Help.

    If anyone replys I am willing to donate ;)

  752. Daniel

    “one thing I did notice that few people report (Maybe it’s just me?), with the “sleep trick” being used, sometimes the desktop icons become unclickable or hidden.”

    Sometimes it happens here.

  753. Daniel

    Richard, my friend. I think it’s time for a new, clean post, updating all that have already been said on this post, huh? this page`s scroll is huuuge.

    Nice work, dude.

  754. Thomas Piccirello

    albeira

    VJ</a
    Hi Can you help me to fix Intel 4500MHD, Wifi (Intel 5100) in my Vaio VGN-NS11M.

    This is a forum about Inspiron 1525’s only. For help with your issues, you can check out insanelymac.com

  755. Richard

    steve0suprem0
    hey richard, i hate to be a pest, but i did send you a donation, and i still can’t get my dvd drive to work. i tried steve jabs’ ioatafamily.kext suggestion, but it doesn’t seem to do anything…

    Did you repair permissions? The optical (DVD) drive is something that should in almost all cases, and all cases I have seen, work out of the box after installation.

  756. steve0suprem0

    hey richard, i hate to be a pest, but i did send you a donation, and i still can’t get my dvd drive to work. i tried steve jabs’ ioatafamily.kext suggestion, but it doesn’t seem to do anything…

  757. Spencer

    Hey guys, Its me again, I renistalled Kalyway again, I just finished upgrading 10.5.2 to 10.5.3 its working fine, but I tried using the wifi codec with terminal i typed in the codec it asks for password i type that in then it says root #? I have to partions OSX (220GB) and Recovery (10GB) Can anyone explain to me if thats the problem or what? because I have no idea what to type in for “root #:”

    Anyones help appreciate if you want e-mail me at spencerpawliw@hotmail.com

  758. Dejan

    Thanks Thomas. Will hold out then and not bother hacking it as it wont serve my purposes. Glad I asked the question before wiping out my entire HDD!

  759. Thomas Piccirello

    DejanThanks Thomas. I see a few people have had some luck with connecting to a Bravia via VGA cable but only as extended desktop rather than main desktop.. I prefer to keep the lid on the laptop closed and used the HDTV as the main output. Any luck there?

    I have also tried using an external monitor as the main desktop by mirroring the screens through system preferences, but it seems that it our laptop gets screwed up when trying so. The screens display this weird screen with the same box a couple pixels large over and over again. Basically, when connecting an external monitor you can only use extended desktop for now. Until further development, using an external monitor as your main desktop is out of the question.

  760. Dejan

    Thanks Thomas. I see a few people have had some luck with connecting to a Bravia via VGA cable but only as extended desktop rather than main desktop.. I prefer to keep the lid on the laptop closed and used the HDTV as the main output. Any luck there?

  761. Alex

    As for going from 10.5.2 to 10.5.5, I got a kernel panic :(

    Looks like I’ll be doing the normal upgrade route.

  762. Alex

    Hi guys,

    This is the same Alex from WAAAAY up at the top. I just wanted to let you all know that there is a WAY quicker way to do all of this. Basically, install OS X, set up the hot corners, and then stop following the tutorial there.

    Go to http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=97966, download the latest release (1.3.1 at this time), install the things you want, repair permissions, and BAM! Everything is set up, just like that. I installed the “safe update” kexts, and I’m going directly from 10.5.2 to 10.5.5. I’ll report back (probably after a re-install ;-) of how it went.

    Thanks for the AWESOME guide Richard. I’ve been running OS X smoothly since that first comment I posted, and I’m just re-installing out of boredom.

    Soon as I get some spare change, it’s headed your way.

    Thanks!

  763. Thomas Piccirello

    DejanHi

    I have a 1525 and am keen on following the above tutorial. One of my main uses of the laptop is to output to a Sony Bravia and I keep the laptop closed and control the mouse via the AirMouse app on my iPhone (Mac and Win versions available).

    I’d like to know if output via HDMI to an HDTV works and if the laptop will wake up from sleep when I move the mouse via AirMouse as it does in Vista…

    Thanks!

    I cannot comment on your Airmouse problem as I have never used it, but as per the HDMI, it doesnt work. It cannot be used to output to a screen because the ports arent even recognized by Leopard. You can check insanelymac.com for a fix but I don’t believe that there is one

  764. Dejan

    Hi

    I have a 1525 and am keen on following the above tutorial. One of my main uses of the laptop is to output to a Sony Bravia and I keep the laptop closed and control the mouse via the AirMouse app on my iPhone (Mac and Win versions available).

    I’d like to know if output via HDMI to an HDTV works and if the laptop will wake up from sleep when I move the mouse via AirMouse as it does in Vista…

    Thanks!

  765. Thomas Piccirello

    RehrenbergHey! I’m installing it while we speak, and then I saw a little icon in the bar on the top of the screen, my wireless network will work out of the box, I think. You see, I selected another wi-fi card when I bought it. With 802.11n technology. Can this be it or I just downloaded a newest version of the kalway?

    If you see the airport icon before making any modifications, then your wireless card will work automatically. I do not believe that Kalyway has released a new version of their installer since version 10.5.2 so it is probably just that your card is recognized by leopard and will work right out of the box. Do you mind posting the name of the card so anyone just buying an Inspiron 1525 will know which one to choose.

  766. Rehrenberg

    Hey! I’m installing it while we speak, and then I saw a little icon in the bar on the top of the screen, my wireless network will work out of the box, I think. You see, I selected another wi-fi card when I bought it. With 802.11n technology. Can this be it or I just downloaded a newest version of the kalway?

  767. Adam

    for those of you having trouble with mac osx recognizing anything you put in your usb ports try plugging everything in before booting up or restart your computer if you wish to plug something. Also has anyone been successful in outputting to a tv or monitor through hdmi???

  768. Montasser Drissi

    I have a little problem with the sleep trick … since yesterday, the screen doesn’t power on with the hot corner ! I don’t get it… everything was fine.

    I think I’m gonna do it again… 10.5.2 to 10.5.5 an all that shit…

    One question: once I have installed everything, how can I partition my HD so I can use Time Machine to recover from a crash or whatever .. ?
    Actually, I have two partitions, one for Leopard and the other for Data. But the Data is NTFS formated. I CAN read and write, but Spotlight doesn’t index its content, AND I wanna use my Session folder… So the question is, How to put Data in Leopard partition, and make a partition for Time Machine…

    Thank’s a lot !

  769. Alejandro

    Cristian

    Richard
    CristianDear Richard,
    Pls help me with following issue:
    I went into Broadcom_script directory and typed your suggested command sudo su – ; chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh but nothing happens. Could you help me with a solution
    Thanks
    Cristian

    You may want to check to make sure you’re typing that in the right directory. Type “ls” and see if you see the files before you type it. That command works fine — look carefully over the instructions to see what you missed.

    Dear Richard
    I did follow very closely the steps (going in that directory) but nothing happened again. Surprisingly while I was installing sound drives, the wireless had been instantly recognized, repair permissions automatically done and everything is OK in this respect. However, still have a problem with USB. My external drive WD of 320 GB it is not recognized unless I turn on Dell having it connected. Also my IPOD is recognized some time, but some times not. I have also a Vodafone USB flash modem which is not recongized as a device whatever I do.
    Do you have any suggestion? Thanks a lot!
    Cristian

    Hi there.
    I can verify what you said about the sound driver on 10.5.3. Happened the same to me. I´m on 10.5.4 now.

  770. Thomas Piccirello

    Does anyone else experience the mouse jumping around when selected inside of a textbox so that your words will often be jumbled? I am sure that I am not hitting the trackpad when I type. Thanks

  771. Montasser Drissi

    Michael, after the 10.5.3 combo update, you have to boot with ‘update -v’ then reboot with ‘-v -f’
    It should work. ;)

    Richard, THANK’S A LOT ! I’ve got my Leopard 10.5.5 running with Wi-fi, Bluetooth, USB, .. everything’s running fine !

  772. Michael

    Ok, I have basicall the same setup as in this tut. inspiron 1525, x3100, 250gb sata, 3gb ddr2 667, 1395 wlan, etc….

    I can install just fine with full resolution, etc but when I update the kernal as in this tut it gives me the vanilla kernel and the modbin. When I install either i get to the white apple logo with the spinning wheel thing and it sits there. Is there something special I have to do? I would like to use the most up to date kernel if possible….

    xbxhkz@gmail.com

  773. Cristian

    Richard

    CristianDear Richard,
    Pls help me with following issue:
    I went into Broadcom_script directory and typed your suggested command sudo su – ; chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh but nothing happens. Could you help me with a solution
    Thanks
    Cristian

    You may want to check to make sure you’re typing that in the right directory. Type “ls” and see if you see the files before you type it. That command works fine — look carefully over the instructions to see what you missed.

    Dear Richard
    I did follow very closely the steps (going in that directory) but nothing happened again. Surprisingly while I was installing sound drives, the wireless had been instantly recognized, repair permissions automatically done and everything is OK in this respect. However, still have a problem with USB. My external drive WD of 320 GB it is not recognized unless I turn on Dell having it connected. Also my IPOD is recognized some time, but some times not. I have also a Vodafone USB flash modem which is not recongized as a device whatever I do.
    Do you have any suggestion? Thanks a lot!
    Cristian

  774. Kaylus

    I bought a copy of MacOS off ebay, so that I could feel justified in doing this, hehe. But it failed. I have an Inspiron 1525, and was stoked when I came across this article. After getting everything ready, I booted up to install 10.5.2 and received a lovely message:

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist not found

    It told me to press F8, which I did — tried a few config options that I found on the net, none of them worked so I researched and found information stating it was my installation discs, I lowered my burn rate down to as low as I could go and still no luck.

    I even found a patch for the ISO file to add a Chameleon loader onto it, but that gives me a slightly different variation on the same message. A few other sites say there might be tweaking in the bios, I’ve tried them all and still have no luck. I’m assuming it has something to do with the controller for my DVD burner, but I can’t be 100% certain. At any rate, thanks — if you have any suggestions let me know!

  775. Kintus

    Hi guys, i have tried latest 10.5.5 ideneb v.13. everything works for dell 1525. i have no selected graphic during install. it can recognise x3100. great. but still have to use sleep trick to get login. other than that i used richard’s driver bundle. thanks ricards.
    maybe u should try this version.

  776. Spencer

    Hey, I’m on Kalyway 10.5.3, and im wondering if its worth it to upgrade, and if so how?

  777. Alejandro

    Alejandro

    Alejandro
    Alejandro
    AlejandroGreetings from Venezuela.

    I’ve just purchased a brand new Inspiron 1525. And thanks to your tutorial I was able to install Kalyway 10.5.2 on a second primary partition of my Dell. Currently I have two partitions, one for Windows XP, and the smaller one for macOS.

    I’ve followed your instructions as close as possible, but the kext installing. It is a bit hard for me, since I’m a PC guy, so, I managed to do so using the KextHelper bundled on the Kalyway distro.

    So far, I’m missing the battery icon and I also lack USB ports. Also, I tried to connect a SONY VTR deck via Firewire, but Final Cut is unable to recognize it.

    Any help, wil be very appreciated. Sorry for my english and thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial.

    UPDATE
    ”””””””’

    Currently, I���´ve rechecked almost everything in this post and I was able to get:

    USB (I can read usb sticks. It failed installing a ACCOMDATA external USB2.0 Hard Drive)
    Firewire. (I was able to access a 500GB maxtor FIREWIRE external HD)
    AirPort (Able to surf web and connect to a local network)
    Sound (Ableton Live showed some drops on audio. Maybe soundcard quality…dunno)
    Power Meter: Screwed my system and didn`t know what to do. Reinstalled everything)

    Software tested (a 5 min test): Final Cut 5 ( Can capture from a 3CCD panasonic camera)

    Got video drops while playing an AVI using the spacebar thing. (Nice thing, Apple)
    I guess this was because of the DVD AV rate.

    Sleep Kernel, I guess, gotta do the touchpad trick everytime, but I really don���´t mind.
    Cristal Clear graphics, to my blind eyes… ;)

    As I said in the other Topic about 10.5.5, Richard, Thanks a LOT. I could wire you a few bucks, but I���´m unable to do so in Venezuela. CADIVI regulations.

    Laptop Model: INSPIRON 1525. Core2Duo. T5800.
    Installing method: This Tutorial plus USB Fix Package.

    On M���©rida, Venezuela.

    UPDATE at 11-21-2008, 5:13pm

    I was able to get the Power Meter running. Can’t remember EXACTLY where I got the package, but it was the “PowerManagement10.5.3.zip” that I found on OSX86 forums. It contains a package that installs by itself, pretty elegant, by the way. Thanks to everyone involved.

    I

    UPDATE
    _______
    ——
    I was able to connect a second analog monitor, working at a 1280×1024 as an extension to the Leopard desktop. Didn`t have to set up anything. Quite happy with this hackbook. External USB mouse also works. Fixed my little trouble with an ACOMDATA external USB2.0 Hard Drive. Just had to disable the password security system.

    UPDATE. Yes, another one.

    I downloaded the 10.5.4 update from Apple, and although my hackbook was working fine, I had the
    guts to give it a try. It updated pretty fine. Now I´m on 10.5.4. As one could expect, the WiFi didn´t show
    but I managed to fix it thanks to this tutorial. Just looked for it. Maybe, If I´m in the right mood, I´ll dare to update to 10.5.5 and all the rest. Thanks to everyone involved.

  778. Alejandro

    Richard

    Alejandro
    Richard
    BogdanHello Richard….i wonder if you could help me….i followed your tutorial…i`ve updated to 10.5.4 but after the update i can`t make the wireless work anymore….can you help me please???

    Re-apply everything in Step #7 (bcm43xx_enabler.sh) and then reboot, booting with “-v -f” (without quotations). Press F8 to get into the boot loader options while booting and type -v -f after you re-apply the Wi-Fi stuff and repair permissions, etc. etc….

    Richard you rock.
    I downloaded the 10.5.4 from the apple site and crossed my fingers. The 88MB download, btw.
    It updated my system and had to reinstall Wi-Fi. Thanks to this very post, I could fix it.

    You know, I’ve been thinking with the upcoming holidays… what do I want for Christmas? I’d love a MacBook but it’s still not all there for gaming. I can’t justify spending $1,200 (Or even $999) for something that’s on the “same level” as my Inspiron 1525. I thought about a NetBook but I’d never know what to do with a mini-laptop. That’s what I carry a BlackBerry for.

    What I would like for Christmas is $25 so I can upgrade my Flickr account to premium and keep a photo gallery of everyone’s HackBooks. I have one now but it’s the freebie version — and with over 30,000 hits per month, you guys would completely rock and rape my Flickr limitations w/o upgrading.

    Ho ho ho.

    I understand. I´m a college student on the middle of my internships, and I´m very short on money. However I could tip in for your premium account on flicker. The thing is that I´m not able to paypal you any amount of money due to government restrictions… Let me talk to a friend of mine up there in USA so I can contribute. Thanks. For Christmas, I want an M-Audio Firewire 410. So I can play along with my new hackbook.

  779. Richard

    Alejandro

    Richard
    BogdanHello Richard….i wonder if you could help me….i followed your tutorial…i`ve updated to 10.5.4 but after the update i can`t make the wireless work anymore….can you help me please???

    Re-apply everything in Step #7 (bcm43xx_enabler.sh) and then reboot, booting with “-v -f” (without quotations). Press F8 to get into the boot loader options while booting and type -v -f after you re-apply the Wi-Fi stuff and repair permissions, etc. etc….

    Richard you rock.
    I downloaded the 10.5.4 from the apple site and crossed my fingers. The 88MB download, btw.
    It updated my system and had to reinstall Wi-Fi. Thanks to this very post, I could fix it.

    You know, I’ve been thinking with the upcoming holidays… what do I want for Christmas? I’d love a MacBook but it’s still not all there for gaming. I can’t justify spending $1,200 (Or even $999) for something that’s on the “same level” as my Inspiron 1525. I thought about a NetBook but I’d never know what to do with a mini-laptop. That’s what I carry a BlackBerry for.

    What I would like for Christmas is $25 so I can upgrade my Flickr account to premium and keep a photo gallery of everyone’s HackBooks. I have one now but it’s the freebie version — and with over 30,000 hits per month, you guys would completely rock and rape my Flickr limitations w/o upgrading.

    Ho ho ho.

  780. Alejandro

    Richard

    BogdanHello Richard….i wonder if you could help me….i followed your tutorial…i`ve updated to 10.5.4 but after the update i can`t make the wireless work anymore….can you help me please???

    Re-apply everything in Step #7 (bcm43xx_enabler.sh) and then reboot, booting with “-v -f” (without quotations). Press F8 to get into the boot loader options while booting and type -v -f after you re-apply the Wi-Fi stuff and repair permissions, etc. etc….

    Richard you rock.
    I downloaded the 10.5.4 from the apple site and crossed my fingers. The 88MB download, btw.
    It updated my system and had to reinstall Wi-Fi. Thanks to this very post, I could fix it.

  781. Alejandro

    Hello there, Richard.
    Hope you`re doing fine.

    I got a question for you, maybe you could give me a hint. I NEED to use an application called OMFtool. I run it on a Power G5, switching to a Tiger partition, then the app. This OMFtool launchs a Classic OS9 environment on tiger, which I can´t use on a Leopard partition, because it says that it doesn´t support Classic any longer.

    Thank you. Have a nice day.

  782. Alejandro

    AndrewI’m not sure if this will help, but for the people having trouble with Wi-Fi, it does tend to take a few tries to work successfully. I’ve reinstalled the operating system twice and gone through a lot of updates that made me go back and reinstall the Wi-Fi, and it seems like it usually takes more than one try to work, even when I’m following exactly the same steps. Not sure why that would be, but if you’re having trouble, just try it a few more times.

    Unknown things happen on the background of this beauty. For my Inspiron 1525, the Wi-Fi patch works only AFTER I do the Crazy Frog procedure, which iis a drag and drop operation to make it work right. and it`s been working since.

  783. Andrew

    I’m not sure if this will help, but for the people having trouble with Wi-Fi, it does tend to take a few tries to work successfully. I’ve reinstalled the operating system twice and gone through a lot of updates that made me go back and reinstall the Wi-Fi, and it seems like it usually takes more than one try to work, even when I’m following exactly the same steps. Not sure why that would be, but if you’re having trouble, just try it a few more times.

  784. Steve Jabs

    Steren

    Steve JabsRichard,

    First of all, this post is the reason why I bought my Dell. I’ve been wanting to do iPhone development but I was in no way going to drop $1200 for a MacBook. This article let me have access to a Hackbook for ~$575. I am running 10.5.5 on mine. However the CD/DVD drive is not recognized at all. I am not sure why. I used iDeneb v3 10.5.5 installer. Everything else is good: power management, wireless, sound. The normals don’t work: card reader and Ethernet (just getting the MacBook Air dongle).

    So the only thing left in question is why in the world the cd/dvd drive doesn’t work. If you have any idea why it isn’t going under 10.5.5 I would appreciate some insight. I’ll paypal you a few bucks if you would be willing to tap in and check it out.

    Thank you much.

    -Steve Jabs

    When instaling from iDeneb you have to chose “ICHx Fixed”, that makes the CD/DVD drive to show.

    Sorry for my bad English

    Thank you very much. In fact I ended up being able to fix it without having to re-install. After a ton of searching on Insanely Mac I found the IOATAFamily.kext file that fixed it instantly!

  785. rk7395

    For all you guys having trouble with the wifi…again, read step 7. Did you repair permissions? Did you reboot with -v -f flags? Do it twice in case you mistakenly screwed it up or forgot. If you have compatible wifi card, it will work following step 7 after you repair and reboot.

  786. Spencer

    I’m back on XP untill I know theres not a lot of error ands bugs, but try maybe installing audio first then wifi?

    Alejandro
    SpencerNevermind, I Fixed it but I need a more descriptive instructions about the wi-fi? Please Help?

    Hi Spencer.
    For my DELL, whose model is on a post earlier, I had wifi until I did the audio patch. Why? I guess I coudn´t tell… What is no secret, is that I did exactly as instructed in this post. Read carefully the replies and you´ll find out.

  787. Steren

    Steve JabsRichard,

    First of all, this post is the reason why I bought my Dell. I’ve been wanting to do iPhone development but I was in no way going to drop $1200 for a MacBook. This article let me have access to a Hackbook for ~$575. I am running 10.5.5 on mine. However the CD/DVD drive is not recognized at all. I am not sure why. I used iDeneb v3 10.5.5 installer. Everything else is good: power management, wireless, sound. The normals don’t work: card reader and Ethernet (just getting the MacBook Air dongle).

    So the only thing left in question is why in the world the cd/dvd drive doesn’t work. If you have any idea why it isn’t going under 10.5.5 I would appreciate some insight. I’ll paypal you a few bucks if you would be willing to tap in and check it out.

    Thank you much.

    -Steve Jabs

    When instaling from iDeneb you have to chose “ICHx Fixed”, that makes the CD/DVD drive to show.

    Sorry for my bad English

  788. Adam

    I’ve got everything working on my hackintosh (except battery display). At first i thought i could live without it, but now that everything is working flawlessly im itching to get it up and running as well. Ive followed the instruction Richard gave but no such luck for me :(…im running 10.5.3…help me please!!!!

  789. Adam

    I’ve got everything working on my hackintosh except for one thing….the battery display. Its not of big importance, but not that i have everything else working its the next in line and i want to get it working. I followed the instruction for installing the kext and the i repaired disk permission, reboot…the works. And it is not appearing on my menu at all. I am runnind kalyway 10.5.3. Please Help :):):)

  790. Richard

    Cristian
    Dear Richard,
    Pls help me with following issue:
    I went into Broadcom_script directory and typed your suggested command sudo su – ; chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh but nothing happens. Could you help me with a solution
    Thanks
    Cristian

    You may want to check to make sure you’re typing that in the right directory. Type “ls” and see if you see the files before you type it. That command works fine — look carefully over the instructions to see what you missed.

  791. Cristian

    Dear Richard,
    Pls help me with following issue:
    I went into Broadcom_script directory and typed your suggested command sudo su – ; chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh but nothing happens. Could you help me with a solution
    Thanks
    Cristian

  792. Richard

    Congratulations to everyone on getting Michael Dell and Steve Jobs talking. I’ve noticed quite a few iPhone developers out there write amazing applications — but still can’t foot even foot the discounted $999 MacBook from Apple.

    I’m waiting eagerly to see how 10.6 (Snow Leopard) improves the gaming power of these smaller, slower mobile graphics.

  793. Alejandro

    Alejandro

    Alejandro
    AlejandroGreetings from Venezuela.

    I’ve just purchased a brand new Inspiron 1525. And thanks to your tutorial I was able to install Kalyway 10.5.2 on a second primary partition of my Dell. Currently I have two partitions, one for Windows XP, and the smaller one for macOS.

    I’ve followed your instructions as close as possible, but the kext installing. It is a bit hard for me, since I’m a PC guy, so, I managed to do so using the KextHelper bundled on the Kalyway distro.

    So far, I’m missing the battery icon and I also lack USB ports. Also, I tried to connect a SONY VTR deck via Firewire, but Final Cut is unable to recognize it.

    Any help, wil be very appreciated. Sorry for my english and thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial.

    UPDATE
    ”””””””’

    Currently, I�´ve rechecked almost everything in this post and I was able to get:

    USB (I can read usb sticks. It failed installing a ACCOMDATA external USB2.0 Hard Drive)
    Firewire. (I was able to access a 500GB maxtor FIREWIRE external HD)
    AirPort (Able to surf web and connect to a local network)
    Sound (Ableton Live showed some drops on audio. Maybe soundcard quality…dunno)
    Power Meter: Screwed my system and didn`t know what to do. Reinstalled everything)

    Software tested (a 5 min test): Final Cut 5 ( Can capture from a 3CCD panasonic camera)

    Got video drops while playing an AVI using the spacebar thing. (Nice thing, Apple)
    I guess this was because of the DVD AV rate.

    Sleep Kernel, I guess, gotta do the touchpad trick everytime, but I really don�´t mind.
    Cristal Clear graphics, to my blind eyes… ;)

    As I said in the other Topic about 10.5.5, Richard, Thanks a LOT. I could wire you a few bucks, but I�´m unable to do so in Venezuela. CADIVI regulations.

    Laptop Model: INSPIRON 1525. Core2Duo. T5800.
    Installing method: This Tutorial plus USB Fix Package.

    On M�©rida, Venezuela.

    UPDATE at 11-21-2008, 5:13pm

    I was able to get the Power Meter running. Can’t remember EXACTLY where I got the package, but it was the “PowerManagement10.5.3.zip” that I found on OSX86 forums. It contains a package that installs by itself, pretty elegant, by the way. Thanks to everyone involved.

    I

    UPDATE
    _______
    ——
    I was able to connect a second analog monitor, working at a 1280×1024 as an extension to the Leopard desktop. Didn`t have to set up anything. Quite happy with this hackbook. External USB mouse also works. Fixed my little trouble with an ACOMDATA external USB2.0 Hard Drive. Just had to disable the password security system.

  794. Alejandro

    SpencerNevermind, I Fixed it but I need a more descriptive instructions about the wi-fi? Please Help?

    Hi Spencer.
    For my DELL, whose model is on a post earlier, I had wifi until I did the audio patch. Why? I guess I coudn´t tell… What is no secret, is that I did exactly as instructed in this post. Read carefully the replies and you´ll find out.

  795. Steve Jabs

    Richard,

    First of all, this post is the reason why I bought my Dell. I’ve been wanting to do iPhone development but I was in no way going to drop $1200 for a MacBook. This article let me have access to a Hackbook for ~$575. I am running 10.5.5 on mine. However the CD/DVD drive is not recognized at all. I am not sure why. I used iDeneb v3 10.5.5 installer. Everything else is good: power management, wireless, sound. The normals don’t work: card reader and Ethernet (just getting the MacBook Air dongle).

    So the only thing left in question is why in the world the cd/dvd drive doesn’t work. If you have any idea why it isn’t going under 10.5.5 I would appreciate some insight. I’ll paypal you a few bucks if you would be willing to tap in and check it out.

    Thank you much.

    -Steve Jabs

  796. EnLi

    Hi Rechard,

    I have a partially working hackbook ( insprion 1525) which i set up a month ago following this great guide. So far sleep works with trick ( remove ac power and put it to sleep then plug in ac supply ), audio ( with hda patcher) wirless 1525 n draft ( OOB ), usb ( after applying 10.5.3 combo update) etc.

    The only problem I am facing is that ethernet card which is marvell yukon 88e8040 isnt detected and i guess there is no workable solution available (been searching a lot). So i guess we have to use Apple USB Ethernet Adapter which is costly ( i m a student ;) ). Does anybody have success with those cheap $7 usb ethernet cards available on ebay ? I will be so pleased to hear that.

    Ohh and another thing whenever i change display resolution screen goes to sleep and i have to manually wake it up using the predefined hotcorner. Is this normal ? Any fix ?

    EnLi

  797. Spencer

    Nevermind, I Fixed it but I need a more descriptive instructions about the wi-fi? Please Help?

  798. Alejandro

    Alejandro

    AlejandroGreetings from Venezuela.

    I’ve just purchased a brand new Inspiron 1525. And thanks to your tutorial I was able to install Kalyway 10.5.2 on a second primary partition of my Dell. Currently I have two partitions, one for Windows XP, and the smaller one for macOS.

    I’ve followed your instructions as close as possible, but the kext installing. It is a bit hard for me, since I’m a PC guy, so, I managed to do so using the KextHelper bundled on the Kalyway distro.

    So far, I’m missing the battery icon and I also lack USB ports. Also, I tried to connect a SONY VTR deck via Firewire, but Final Cut is unable to recognize it.

    Any help, wil be very appreciated. Sorry for my english and thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial.

    UPDATE
    ”””””””’

    Currently, I´ve rechecked almost everything in this post and I was able to get:

    USB (I can read usb sticks. It failed installing a ACCOMDATA external USB2.0 Hard Drive)
    Firewire. (I was able to access a 500GB maxtor FIREWIRE external HD)
    AirPort (Able to surf web and connect to a local network)
    Sound (Ableton Live showed some drops on audio. Maybe soundcard quality…dunno)
    Power Meter: Screwed my system and didn`t know what to do. Reinstalled everything)

    Software tested (a 5 min test): Final Cut 5 ( Can capture from a 3CCD panasonic camera)

    Got video drops while playing an AVI using the spacebar thing. (Nice thing, Apple)
    I guess this was because of the DVD AV rate.

    Sleep Kernel, I guess, gotta do the touchpad trick everytime, but I really don´t mind.
    Cristal Clear graphics, to my blind eyes… ;)

    As I said in the other Topic about 10.5.5, Richard, Thanks a LOT. I could wire you a few bucks, but I´m unable to do so in Venezuela. CADIVI regulations.

    Laptop Model: INSPIRON 1525. Core2Duo. T5800.
    Installing method: This Tutorial plus USB Fix Package.

    On Mérida, Venezuela.

    UPDATE at 11-21-2008, 5:13pm

    I was able to get the Power Meter running. Can’t remember EXACTLY where I got the package, but it was the “PowerManagement10.5.3.zip” that I found on OSX86 forums. It contains a package that installs by itself, pretty elegant, by the way. Thanks to everyone involved.

    I

  799. Spencer

    Hey, I installed it and everything is good with the installation, but when it restarts… “Error Loading Operating System” I read the steps, where did I go wrong?

  800. brian

    Hi, I burnt the “10.5.2 Kalyway Installation DVD” to a DVD, installed Mac, and everytime I turn on my laptop “HFS+ Partition Error” comes up.
    I cleared the drive before installing in Disk Utilities, what can I do?

  801. Alejandro

    Richard

    AlejandroHello everyone, I got an almost final question and a pretty dumb one for everyone.

    I currently own a Dell Inspiron 1525, Model: I1525-140B | SKU: 8989017. I’d love
    to know which one is the maximum screen resolution I can get on Leopard 10.5.3, installed
    using this tutorial and a little extra. Now I’m at 1280 x 800.

    Thank you.

    That appears to be the max. resolution. I have no problems with it and I’m happy I got to it. I believe this is what Vista (pre-installed) comes set to on these Inspirons (GMAX 3100).

    I’ve added a PayPal Donate button to the blog to keep spammers out of my e-mail since PayPal encrypts the link for me so as to not reveal an e-mail address. I knew they were good for SOMETHING! Mac OS X 10.5.6 is seeding as “Why won’t Steve just release this already?” so we should be getting it soon. Rumors were out for a release as soon as this weekend or next week. Expect another post on 10.5.6 a day or two after it hits!

    Hello Richard. Thanks for the reply. I’m also happy with that resolution, it is cristal clear. Windows also uses it as the maximum available. Thank you for the good vibes and wish you a happy weekend. That’ll do my hackintosh for now. I apreciate it.

    Saludos desde Venezuela.

  802. Richard

    Alejandro
    Hello everyone, I got an almost final question and a pretty dumb one for everyone.

    I currently own a Dell Inspiron 1525, Model: I1525-140B | SKU: 8989017. I’d love
    to know which one is the maximum screen resolution I can get on Leopard 10.5.3, installed
    using this tutorial and a little extra. Now I’m at 1280 x 800.

    Thank you.

    That appears to be the max. resolution. I have no problems with it and I’m happy I got to it. I believe this is what Vista (pre-installed) comes set to on these Inspirons (GMAX 3100).

    I’ve added a PayPal Donate button to the blog to keep spammers out of my e-mail since PayPal encrypts the link for me so as to not reveal an e-mail address. I knew they were good for SOMETHING! Mac OS X 10.5.6 is seeding as “Why won’t Steve just release this already?” so we should be getting it soon. Rumors were out for a release as soon as this weekend or next week. Expect another post on 10.5.6 a day or two after it hits!

  803. Alejandro

    Hello everyone, I got an almost final question and a pretty dumb one for everyone.

    I currently own a Dell Inspiron 1525, Model: I1525-140B | SKU: 8989017. I’d love
    to know which one is the maximum screen resolution I can get on Leopard 10.5.3, installed
    using this tutorial and a little extra. Now I’m at 1280 x 800.

    Thank you.

  804. Alejandro

    AdamFinally got everything working….running 10.5.3 (my install crashes everytime i attempt to update to 10.5.4, so i figure its not worth it and ill stick with what i got) with crystal clear picture, sound, sleep, wireless, and even ethernet!!! Any of you that want ethernet go out and purchase an APPLE usb to ethernet, it works great for me. My USB ports work fine, have my 620 gb WD hooked up as we speak. I am going to attempt to get boot camp and dual boot with windows xp…anyone tried this or recommend not attempting it please let me know!?!?

    Hi Adam.

    What I did was installing Windows XP first, partitioning the whole HD (230GB internal) for windows. After that, i used Norton PArtition magic to create a 120GB FAT32 primary partition. Then, after creating it and being able to “see” the partition on Windows XP, I used the Kalyway DVD to boot and through Disk Utility, created a MacOS Journaled partition on the FAT32 partition I created previously. From here, the Darwin Boot loader did its job allowing me to choose via F8 which partition do I want to use to boot. Hope this helps, sorry about my english.

  805. Adam

    Finally got everything working….running 10.5.3 (my install crashes everytime i attempt to update to 10.5.4, so i figure its not worth it and ill stick with what i got) with crystal clear picture, sound, sleep, wireless, and even ethernet!!! Any of you that want ethernet go out and purchase an APPLE usb to ethernet, it works great for me. My USB ports work fine, have my 620 gb WD hooked up as we speak. I am going to attempt to get boot camp and dual boot with windows xp…anyone tried this or recommend not attempting it please let me know!?!?

  806. Alejandro

    AlejandroGreetings from Venezuela.

    I’ve just purchased a brand new Inspiron 1525. And thanks to your tutorial I was able to install Kalyway 10.5.2 on a second primary partition of my Dell. Currently I have two partitions, one for Windows XP, and the smaller one for macOS.

    I’ve followed your instructions as close as possible, but the kext installing. It is a bit hard for me, since I’m a PC guy, so, I managed to do so using the KextHelper bundled on the Kalyway distro.

    So far, I’m missing the battery icon and I also lack USB ports. Also, I tried to connect a SONY VTR deck via Firewire, but Final Cut is unable to recognize it.

    Any help, wil be very appreciated. Sorry for my english and thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial.

    UPDATE
    ”””””””’

    Currently, I´ve rechecked almost everything in this post and I was able to get:

    USB (I can read usb sticks. It failed installing a ACCOMDATA external USB2.0 Hard Drive)
    Firewire. (I was able to access a 500GB maxtor FIREWIRE external HD)
    AirPort (Able to surf web and connect to a local network)
    Sound (Ableton Live showed some drops on audio. Maybe soundcard quality…dunno)
    Power Meter: Screwed my system and didn`t know what to do. Reinstalled everything)

    Software tested (a 5 min test): Final Cut 5 ( Can capture from a 3CCD panasonic camera)

    Got video drops while playing an AVI using the spacebar thing. (Nice thing, Apple)
    I guess this was because of the DVD AV rate.

    Sleep Kernel, I guess, gotta do the touchpad trick everytime, but I really don´t mind.
    Cristal Clear graphics, to my blind eyes… ;)

    As I said in the other Topic about 10.5.5, Richard, Thanks a LOT. I could wire you a few bucks, but I´m unable to do so in Venezuela. CADIVI regulations.

    Laptop Model: INSPIRON 1525. Core2Duo. T5800.
    Installing method: This Tutorial plus USB Fix Package.

    On Mérida, Venezuela.

  807. Richard

    Just follow the tutorial and these comments and I’m sure 97% of you or more will get 100% through it. For the rest of you who are failing badly, buy a MacBook!

  808. Thomas Piccirello

    AdamHello Richard,

    I’ve tried everything to get my audio/wifi to work. Took me hours of reading and testing these past few days..and well i can’t figure it out. I was hoping you could help me out a little bit. When i go to drag your Codec into AppleHDAPatcher nothing happens and it returns to its original folder. I have tried every suggestion listed for wifi and o have gotten none of them to work. It always says that its been patched successfully, however when i repair permission and reboot AirPort is nowhere to be seen. I have some money laying around in PayPal that i would be more than glad to give to you (need your e-mail address and it will come your way ASAP). Any help would be greatly appeciated!!

    Adam- The AppleHDAPatcher is to get the audio working, no the wifi. The AppleHDAPatcher does not support any codecs except for the provided audio codec. To get wifi working, follow step 7

  809. Tom

    TomHi Richard!

    I’m planning to change my vista to the mac osx86, but as I’m reading your articles, comments I’ve checked my hardware and I realised that I have the “Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card” and an other what is different: my CPU is a Intel Coure2Duo T5550 @2×1.83GHz.

    You got any replies with these differences? Thanks for your answer!

    Tom

    And I have to learn to type :D So it’s Intel Core2Duo not Coure :P

  810. Tom

    Hi Richard!

    I’m planning to change my vista to the mac osx86, but as I’m reading your articles, comments I’ve checked my hardware and I realised that I have the “Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card” and an other what is different: my CPU is a Intel Coure2Duo T5550 @2×1.83GHz.

    You got any replies with these differences? Thanks for your answer!

    Tom

  811. Adam

    Hello Richard,

    I’ve tried everything to get my audio/wifi to work. Took me hours of reading and testing these past few days..and well i can’t figure it out. I was hoping you could help me out a little bit. When i go to drag your Codec into AppleHDAPatcher nothing happens and it returns to its original folder. I have tried every suggestion listed for wifi and o have gotten none of them to work. It always says that its been patched successfully, however when i repair permission and reboot AirPort is nowhere to be seen. I have some money laying around in PayPal that i would be more than glad to give to you (need your e-mail address and it will come your way ASAP). Any help would be greatly appeciated!!

  812. Chris R.

    Thanks for the reply Richard.

    However, the processer on a macbook air if I am not mistake is the same processor on the macbooks now. Was there a change in processor betwene first gen and second gen?

    I am basically up in arms about whether to invest in this, wait for price drops on Airs, or just wait in general for better Netbook prices.

    PS Did you not get ethernet to work still?

    Thanks
    C

  813. Alejandro

    Greetings from Venezuela.

    I’ve just purchased a brand new Inspiron 1525. And thanks to your tutorial I was able to install Kalyway 10.5.2 on a second primary partition of my Dell. Currently I have two partitions, one for Windows XP, and the smaller one for macOS.

    I’ve followed your instructions as close as possible, but the kext installing. It is a bit hard for me, since I’m a PC guy, so, I managed to do so using the KextHelper bundled on the Kalyway distro.

    So far, I’m missing the battery icon and I also lack USB ports. Also, I tried to connect a SONY VTR deck via Firewire, but Final Cut is unable to recognize it.

    Any help, wil be very appreciated. Sorry for my english and thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial.

  814. Richard

    Chris R
    Amazing writeup. Truly amazing.
    Curious about one thing – you compare this in speed and specs to a macbook air? Is that correct?
    Interesting. Thanks again

    Yes.

    Mainly because of the GMAX3100 graphics, larger screen than a regular MacBook, lack of wired (functional) Ethernet, and the processor.

  815. Chris R

    Amazing writeup. Truly amazing.
    Curious about one thing – you compare this in speed and specs to a macbook air? Is that correct?
    Interesting. Thanks again

  816. Adam

    First off excellt tutorial richard. However, i am having some problems. I successfully installed osx to my hard drive, but when i restart i cannot boot from anything but the disk as nothing is fund on my hard drive. If i boot from the disk and type the -v -f command i get the scrolling text you talk about in step #3 but then it jumps right back into the installation proccess and brings me to that screen again

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

  817. hubevolution

    I have my Inspiron 1525 almost fully working ( except no board eth as we know but I use usb2eth ) with an iDeneb 10.5.5 install with vanilla kernel and vanilla GMA X3100 drivers

    Just one thing is not working and I would love to fix it : SLEEP !

    everytime I choose sleep from the apple menu my hackintosh just reboots !

    Any advice ?

    Thanks.

  818. Matt

    Thank you so much Richard, this tutorial is (mostly) great.

    I’m having a few problems with Wifi – the bcm43xx_enabler isn’t setting anything up. I’ve tried it a couple times, but nothing’s working. Ethernet would be helpful, but that will probably get patched in 10.5.5?. Same goes with the sleep display trick, it’s not working, but i’ll wait until i’ve updated to 10.5.5.
    Can you run me through the wireless procedure again? Maybe my card is different, I’m not sure. I wasn’t smart enough to write down all the hardware before i wiped vista…

  819. Samara

    Richard, when I go to setup Time Machine, I turn it’s switch “ON” and then it drops a box down to select the drive, however this box contains no drives to select, it’s empty! So I am unable to use Time machine :( I would provide a screen shot, however, I do not know how to do such in Mac OS X, it seems like my “Print Scrn” button, does not have the same effect as in the MS Virus. Please let me know how to fix this if you know how.

    As for my Hackbook, I’m running 3Gb of ram, 1.8GHz Dual-core, 250Gb HDD standard WiFi, intergrated webcam which works OOB!. Not able to get sleep to work, and half the time will not shut down, it brings up the multi-language dialog to retart instead. I love it so much, I don’t ever see myself going back to the big bad virus, everyone else uses. I wish however someone could figure out how to get the flash card reader to work, as I have needs to use that quite often.

  820. Fernando

    Hi Richard,

    First of all, congratulations for the great tutorial.

    I have a inspiron with the same hardware as yours. I have tried to
    install the Mac OS on my computer but I don´t know which driver should i choose in the instalation. Can you list them for me?

    Thank you a lot.

    P.S.: Apologise me if this question have been already answered in another post. I didn´t have too much time to read them.

    P.P.S.:Sorry for my poor english.

  821. Richard

    Jaime
    Thanks, but I just want to set things as they were before of that hibernation thing. Can you give me the command please?

    Try sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 1 hibernatefile /dev/null

  822. Jaime

    Thanks, but I just want to set things as they were before of that hibernation thing. Can you give me the command please?

  823. Richard

    Eric
    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with the high resolution screen 1440 x 900 I have not been able to get the DVD player or photo booth to work. I am able to get the audio and an external USB network adapter to work.

    Do I have to choose the video card X3100 when installing or should I not do this?

    Those high resolution screens are beyond me. I’ve heard a lot of failures from those using this tutorial. If I could get my hands on one for a day I’d be able to figure it out and write another tutorial but nobody has offered to send me their laptop yet. :-)

  824. Richard

    Jaime
    Hi Richard, nice guide, it really worked for me, but I have a problem with the hibernation thing.
    Ever since I put the sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 hibernatefile /dev/null on my terminal, my computer doesn’t shut down, when I press shut down the screen goes black but the lights are still on. How can I reverse that command?? btw, the hibernation didn’t work for me, it just restarts the computer when I press sleep xD.
    Hope your response.
    And thanks for all of this work.

    Shutdown and reboot are hit and miss. I usually keep Terminal icon on the desktop and when I want to reboot I type “sudo reboot” and type in my user password. When I want to shut down, I type “shutdown -h now” …. Works every time. Sleep should be working fine. Please post some of your system specs. Also, did you disable the wake on lid open? Try that, too (It’s in the comments)

    Samara
    Ok, I got everything to work agine, with the excepting of Time Machine. Does anyone know how to get this to work? Thanks

    Time Machine should “just work.” Please be more descriptive and/or post screenshots so we can see what exactly you’re talking about. Also tell us a little bit about your HackBook.

  825. Jaime

    Hi Richard, nice guide, it really worked for me, but I have a problem with the hibernation thing.
    Ever since I put the sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 hibernatefile /dev/null on my terminal, my computer doesn’t shut down, when I press shut down the screen goes black but the lights are still on. How can I reverse that command?? btw, the hibernation didn’t work for me, it just restarts the computer when I press sleep xD.
    Hope your response.
    And thanks for all of this work.

  826. Samara

    Ok, I got everything to work agine, with the excepting of Time Machine. Does anyone know how to get this to work? Thanks

  827. MacBird

    OK,
    Sorry about the last post… I managed to get it working by reinstalling the kext file manually. I do however have a little problem with the fact that my 1525 has a german keyboard. OSX allows me to selecta german keyboard but cant detect later what type of keyboard it is (a few keys dont work either) so anyway Ill keep fiddling and keep you all updated on how I go.

    Cheers

  828. MacBird

    Hi All,
    Thanks for this fantastic tut… so far everythings working well except for the wireless driver. I definitly have a 1395 card it seems to install ok but then nothing comes up after the install. Does anyone have any ideas?
    Cheers

  829. hubevolution

    well it is reported to work so no more speep-trick needed but seems to corrupt normal sleep.

  830. Richard

    Steren
    Hey! seems like someone find a fix for the black out without sleep trick .

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=71784&view=findpost&p=961375

    I will get my 1525 next week so i cant try right now.

    Let me know how it works. I’m going to be rather weary of this update since the sleep trick has become somewhat of a “standard” deal (and it’s real simple)… I’m not sure I could take blowing up my graphics on a bad patch when my laptop works fine now with the Alternative Sleep Trick (http://www.espressoreport.com/85/alternative-to-sleep-trick-on-intel-gmax3100/)

  831. Steren

    Hey! seems like someone find a fix for the black out without sleep trick .

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=71784&view=findpost&p=961375

    I will get my 1525 next week so i cant try right now.

  832. Carlos

    I customize the installation. I’ve installed vanilla kernel + intel graphic driver and it works!

    I’m having problems trying to update from 10.5.2 to 10.5.5 (using a guide from InsanilyMac)..

    CarlosHi everybody,

    I’m trying to install Mac OS on my inspiron, but I have a problem.

    On item 3, I wait 15 minutes, but my inspiron doesn’t wake up. I try to move my finger around the touchpad.. it kind of wake. I mean, the power light turn on and HD light blink sometimes, but nothing appears on screen.

    The only difference is that I created a partition with 50gb, because I intend to install windows later.

    (I didn’t choose anything from “Customize” menu and I’m entering -V -F flags)
    Anyone can help me?
    Thanks!

  833. impulse

    Hi Richard

    I’ve just installed the Kalyway Mac OsX 10.5.2 on my dell inspiron 1525 same as yours with 4 gb RAM and I go through the steps but I’m waiting since 45 minutes on the grey apple loading after rebooting… The mouse is showing its working. but still stucked on the grey apple logo…

    Please help :(

  834. Thomas Piccirello

    Carlos~
    What you should do is boot back up but then try leaving your computer for a half hour without touching it as your energy settings may be different.

  835. Eric

    I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with the high resolution screen 1440 x 900 I have not been able to get the DVD player or photo booth to work. I am able to get the audio and an external USB network adapter to work.

    Do I have to choose the video card X3100 when installing or should I not do this?

  836. Carlos

    Hi everybody,

    I’m trying to install Mac OS on my inspiron, but I have a problem.

    On item 3, I wait 15 minutes, but my inspiron doesn’t wake up. I try to move my finger around the touchpad.. it kind of wake. I mean, the power light turn on and HD light blink sometimes, but nothing appears on screen.

    The only difference is that I created a partition with 50gb, because I intend to install windows later.

    (I didn’t choose anything from “Customize” menu and I’m entering -V -F flags)
    Anyone can help me?
    Thanks!

  837. Gabriel

    i have rhe same proble mlike some ppl here with upgrading to 10.5.3. did update -v, corner trick but nothing. blank screen

  838. Dean

    Broadcom BCM94318 Wireless Mini PCI Card Adapter.

    Will this run in the Dell 1525 no worries?

  839. Gbonilla

    Hey Richard, have you ever thought of just making your own dvd specifically for the Dell Inspiron 1525?
    I know that you get a gang of people looking at this tutorial and I figure it would probably just prove to be somewhat easier if you compiled it all with something like INSTAHackintosh, I don’t know how to work it or anything (I’m quite a bit of a noob), but it seems like it’d be beneficial to this cult like following you have here. I actually just purchased a Dell Inspiron 1525 from bestbuy.com (still haven’t received it) solely based upon the compatibility of it all and the fact that you provided such a comprehensive tutorial. I’m just throwing it out there. The link is below, and if you need any hosting of any sort, feel free to contact me, maybe we can work something out.

    http://pcwizcomputer.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=107&Itemid=48

  840. Chris

    chrisi had the random pop open dvd & random left clicks too. The DVD issue only happened after I upgraded to 10.5.4

    Currently I am working on getting a dual booting XP Pro/10.5.5 system running. I’ll post back in a few days with results.

    I now have my 1525 dual booting XP Pro and Leopard 10.5.3 plus a third partition for storage that is accessed by both OS. There is a guide on insanelymac, but all I did was install XP on a fresh drive. Under System Management I created two more primary partitions. Booted Kalaway 10.5.2 installer, formated one of the drives for Leopard install, let it run using the guide here.

    Most important thing ***when Kalaway is finished installing 10.5.2 the screen goes black with a square cursor. Let it sit until it loads a lot of text on the screen and reboots on its own. I thought it hung and forced a shutdown and ended up with “boot0: error” and had to fix it via terminal from the installer disc. Then had to reformat the Mac partition and reinstall.***

    Don’t be me, be patient. I am using Darwin Bootloader and select either WinXP partition or osX86 partition on boot. I’m issues with PowerManagement this time around loading and installing but hopefully will get that sorted soon. Again…. Thanks for the great guide.

  841. Jay

    Great guide Richard! I actually used the Leo4Allv3 to install the OS but then used all used installers and guides to get everything working. The only real issue I’m still having (baring the wired connection not working) is the touch pad tap and click functionality. I used your script and instructions and it works fine until it wakes from sleep and then it doesn’t function. I’ve seen a few other posts but no real fixes. Do you see the same thing and is there a fix? While I would love to have scroll capabilities, this is really a must have. Thanks!

  842. Brett

    Ok, so I have success with wifi.
    I purchased a Belkin USB wifi adapter (Part # F5D8053)
    http://forum.insanelymac.com/lofiversion/index.php/t94315.html contains the driver.
    I am finally free to piss the windows part of my partition off for good :D

  843. steve0suprem0

    richard, i really appreciate this tutorial. i’m almost fully operational thanks to you and sanchi and tmb.

    only problem now is getting the dvd drive to work. that would make me a happy camper

  844. Brett

    Or USB wifi adapters too actually as another alternative.

    Would changing the wifi card be difficult?

  845. steve0suprem0

    oh. Tmb actually posted the answer to my first problem. Thanks a bunch!

  846. steve0suprem0

    it worked! Sort of. I now have it runnine smoothly, thanks to power ISO. Don’t try to use roxio with these images, I tell you!

    Now the problem. No wi fi. I’ve tried all the suggestions I’ve seen here and I’m wondering how I find out which wireless card I’ve got. I figured it would be the 1395 but now I’m not so sure and need to figure out how to verify.

    Also, man is it hard to find stuff here from iPhone safari! Sheesh! Gonna have to start reading this on my ps3. And yes, this is my only computer. I know, I know.

    Anyways, thanks for any help you can offer.

  847. Brett

    I have a 4965 AGN wifi card in my Inspiron 1525.
    I realise that there are no stable drivers for it. What wifi cards are there available and compatible with this tutorial that would fit in my machine?

  848. Eric

    EricThank-you very much for this Great tutorial.
    I bought a second drive for my Inspiron 1525 to try this and have been very happy with the results.

    I do have a couple of questions;

    1) I have the same graphiscs card but I am having problems with the mouse point. I select the driver for the Intel X3100 which what both our laptops have yet in the 10.5.2 Kalyway install it did mention the “artifacts” on the mouse pointer. How did you resolve the problem

    2) I have the Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless N adapter and I can’t seem to get the network working, do you have any suggestions?

    3) After trying the 10.5.2 combo update the machine no longer boots successfully, so I have to revert to the 10.5.2 installation. Instead of running the package from a terminal window, I double clicked from the desktop (it did ask for my admin password to run) could this be the problem?

    Thanks for any help.

    I’ve figured out one of my issues. If you select specifically 1600 x 1000 instead of 1680 x 1050 the mouse problem goes away and you have the good old sweet looking mouse pointer. I never thought I would think the standard mouse pointer was sweet :D

    Still can’t get the 1505 wireless which is based on the Intel 4965AGN, however I did get the Air Link 101 AWLL6080 to work and so that is good until the built in card has a working driver.

    Anyone know how to get DVD play back to work?

  849. Bob

    Thanks Richard

  850. Richard

    Bob
    Hi,

    1) I have 4965 AGN wifi card in my Inspiron 1525, is it supported by this installation?
    2) how to make it compatible to boot mulitple OS using GRUB.

    I appreciate your help.

    Thx,

    Bob

    Your wireless card isn’t supported by any drivers I know of (yet).

    For information on multi-booting your HackBook, please do a quick Google search. I’ve yet to write my multi-booting article but it’s coming soon, promise. :-)

  851. Bob

    Hi,

    1) I have 4965 AGN wifi card in my Inspiron 1525, is it supported by this installation?
    2) how to make it compatible to boot mulitple OS using GRUB.

    I appreciate your help.

    Thx,

    Bob

  852. Richard

    Diego
    Hi… I have a Dell Inspirion 1525, with core2duo 1.6ghz – 4gb of ram, 120gb hd

    And i have a problem with temperature…

    can u help me fix that?

    You shouldn’t have a temperature problem. If you’re referring to your issue as your computer not being able to disable the internal temperature, that’s understandable and unfortunately I don’t know of a way to have it displayed correctly. If your computer is running *HOT*, you need to put Windows back on it and send it in to Dell. Mac OS X doesn’t effect how hot your computer runs because the fans are not controlled by software drivers until some laptop models which will die a horrible death if you remove Windows.

  853. Diego

    Hi… I have a Dell Inspirion 1525, with core2duo 1.6ghz – 4gb of ram, 120gb hd

    And i have a problem with temperature…

    can u help me fix that?

  854. Tony

    Sweet I have been pretty proud of myself for pulling this off. The directions left out a lot of important little things that i can see have frustrated a lot of newbs just like myself. Luckily the 1st thing i did after getting the wifi to work is i downloaded firefox and went right to this page and used the find option so when ever i got stuck with the important left out tips. I did a search in the comments and found pretty much all that i needed (ie “Dell laptop post installer” to get the battery meter to work). I still haven’t got the touch pad to work right. The “install.sh” script inside of “ApplePS2Trackpad” folder doesn’t do jack for me. not a big deal but would have been nice plus the 2fingerscoll thing i found on insanelymac scares me.. I’ll worry about it later. I saw other options using my handy find option (that would be Alt F). I suggest newbs use it, its the basic find option you would see in safari as well.

    So for i’m pretty impressed. I did purchase two 2gb sticks of ram yesterday but i dont know if i’m going to install them yet. This thing seems faster them my iMac so might as well get my 100 dollars back. Although i might be putting linux on this thing as well.

    Anyway, has anyone got the SD slot to work? Also every now and then i hear a click near the HDMI port, it sounds like a CD drive trying to open. What could that be? I have the exact 1525 in this article. Oh yeah does the HDMI port work? I can’t wait to check what all works.

    Thanks

  855. Richard

    I’d take that thing back to Best Buy, or send it in to Dell (minus OS X) for them to replace your optical drive. That would drive me absolutely insane!

  856. Peter

    Richard

    PeterI have tried everything listed here and even googled how to install it, but I still cannot get the wifi to work. I have the same exact laptop that Richard has, I even bought it around the same time at BestBuy for $500. (pentium dual core, 1.73 ghz, 2gb ram, 160 gig harddrive, gma 965 etc) My wireless card is a dell 1395, but I cannot get it to work. I even tried to use the dell post installer to no avail. (Although I did the post installer to install my sound, and it works perfectly) If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it. (I couldnt get it to install on 10.5.2, so then i installed 10.5.3, still cant get the wifi to work. Oh, and when I updated to 10.5.3, I ran the update for the kernel, but I didnt choose a different kernel, I kept the same one i currently have)

    Weird… it should “just work.” I even re-ran it just recently to apply the new Airport update from Apple. Brought the wireless back in no time flat. If you have a USB Ethernet adapter, I can remote in and take a look at your configuration.

    For anyone with the DVD tray popping issue — I’ve never had this one happen to me (10.5.5) or any other time. This is weird stuff. Does it happen on any other operating system (Dare I say it… Vist*BLEEP*)?

    No, I dont have a USB ethernet adapter. I have had the same problem in Vista with the DVD player popping out on its own. It does it a lot with my laptop. One time i was watching a movie and it popped out of no where.

  857. Richard

    Peter
    I have tried everything listed here and even googled how to install it, but I still cannot get the wifi to work. I have the same exact laptop that Richard has, I even bought it around the same time at BestBuy for $500. (pentium dual core, 1.73 ghz, 2gb ram, 160 gig harddrive, gma 965 etc) My wireless card is a dell 1395, but I cannot get it to work. I even tried to use the dell post installer to no avail. (Although I did the post installer to install my sound, and it works perfectly) If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it. (I couldnt get it to install on 10.5.2, so then i installed 10.5.3, still cant get the wifi to work. Oh, and when I updated to 10.5.3, I ran the update for the kernel, but I didnt choose a different kernel, I kept the same one i currently have)

    Weird… it should “just work.” I even re-ran it just recently to apply the new Airport update from Apple. Brought the wireless back in no time flat. If you have a USB Ethernet adapter, I can remote in and take a look at your configuration.

    For anyone with the DVD tray popping issue — I’ve never had this one happen to me (10.5.5) or any other time. This is weird stuff. Does it happen on any other operating system (Dare I say it… Vist*BLEEP*)?

  858. chris

    i had the random pop open dvd & random left clicks too. The DVD issue only happened after I upgraded to 10.5.4

    Currently I am working on getting a dual booting XP Pro/10.5.5 system running. I’ll post back in a few days with results.

  859. Peter

    I also forgot to mention that I am dual booting with vista home premium, if that matters.

  860. Peter

    I have tried everything listed here and even googled how to install it, but I still cannot get the wifi to work. I have the same exact laptop that Richard has, I even bought it around the same time at BestBuy for $500. (pentium dual core, 1.73 ghz, 2gb ram, 160 gig harddrive, gma 965 etc) My wireless card is a dell 1395, but I cannot get it to work. I even tried to use the dell post installer to no avail. (Although I did the post installer to install my sound, and it works perfectly) If anyone can help me, I would really appreciate it. (I couldnt get it to install on 10.5.2, so then i installed 10.5.3, still cant get the wifi to work. Oh, and when I updated to 10.5.3, I ran the update for the kernel, but I didnt choose a different kernel, I kept the same one i currently have)

  861. Tim

    @TMB; I too have the problem of the DVD tray randomly popping out, along with this random clicking that seems to be from the left of the mouse.

  862. Henry

    StevenHas anyone gotten sound from jack to work after waking from sleep?

    That’s the only real problem i’m having

    Yeah, mine works. I didn’t have to do anything special either. Do you have one or both headphone jacks working?

  863. Henry

    I’ve had my MacBook running OSX for awhile now and what a God Send!!! My next laptop will be the MacBook Pro!!!

    Anyway, have any of you guys been able to get the second headphone jack to work? I want to try OSX with some DJing software but the second headphone jack isn’t recognized.

  864. James

    Alright I did the wifi as posted. It says successfully patched. I reset permission and restart computer but still no wireless. Can someone please give me a tip on what to do? I have a dell 1525 with the same specifications as above except a 1.73Ghz processor.

    As for the ethernet just buy a usb ethernet adapter designed for mac. Works fine, same speeds etc.

  865. TMB

    On a completely unrelated note, does anyone else have the problem where the DVD tray randomly pops out? I’ve seen it mentioned on a couple of (non-Hackintosh) fora, but no solution beyond “get a new drive”.

  866. TMB

    Does anyone else with the webcam have an issue where it stops working (the capture is either a pure green screen, or the bottom 3/4 of it is pure green) until reboot? Possibly only after sleep?

    [TMB]

  867. TMB

    steve0suprem0,

    I had that problem initially, and it turned out that the DVD wasn’t being burned correctly (for reasons I don’t understand, Roxio which came on the Vista installation only burned about the first half of the ISO, so I made a live Puppy Linux DVD to boot off and burned Kalyway in there – worked fine).

    Eric,

    The 1505 worked for me OOB, no screwing around with the broadcom script. At least in 10.5.2 – but I also have your problem trying to use the 10.5.3 combo update. Maybe that problem is related to the wireless card?

    [TMB]

  868. Samara

    Thank You Sanchi, you really helped me get OS X up and running, got WiFi, Sound, Camara to work just perfectly, however then I spill cup of coffee onto my keyboard, and nevertheless, the sound card and the flash card reader burn up, thus causing massive problems with OS X! I got an error saying my USB was something or another “overcurrent” even when no USB devices were plugged in. Went to restart, and OS X refused to, came up with that restart screen in a bunch of different languages. Tried to reinstall, no go, cant get past the post-install screen of transfering data….it resets into the welcome movie, which Ive never seen till this hardware failure occured. Dell is going to replace my main board in the near future…on site repair, Ill try to install agine hopefully with better luck….if any one has any ideas on what I couldve done to fix the original install, as there dosent seem to be a way to disable these devices in bios

  869. Grant

    I walked through the steps and started out on 10.5.3. After everything was working great i decided to get myself up to speed and be on ten five five. Well once i did that i tried booting back into OS X and it keeps telling me to press and hold the power button to reboot. After i do that it seems to kick itself into a never ending cycle of doing just that: Reboot. i tried using the commands -v -f in the boot options and it gets stuck after identifying itself as a dell 1525 inspiron.

    Any ideas why this is happening or what i can do to fix this

    Grant
    glamkey@gmail.com

  870. Tim

    i got it working with only one problem remaining. my battery still doesn’t show, even after following all of your steps. You might want to explain step 7 a little more. also, i never got wifi working on 10.4.3. anywhore, thanks!!

  871. Cristian

    Pls read INSPIRON 1525 in my previous post. Thanks

  872. Cristian

    Dear all,
    Pls help me with the following issues: I have an Inspiron 1521 core 2 duo, I followed the instalation instructions for the first stage (point no.1 in tutorial) and I got the MAC OS installed. However, when taking out the CD instalation and reboot to go on with point 2 in the a/m tutorial I get NO Darwin boot loader screen but an error message (error boot and I had to insert again installation DVD to get Darwin boot loader ) and the 2nd stage was completed only with the installation DVD in the PC. From then on, I can’t boot without having Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Kalyway” (AMD/Intel) installation DVD inserted in my PC even if I installed. Needless to say that striking F8 and typing -v -f in this stage drove me to a fresh instalation of MAC OS. Therefore I let the second stage to work out without typing anything but only having DVD inserted. Where did I miss in my instalation?
    Secondly, can someone post how to type the command in a fresh terminal window to get 1521 drivers installed, because it seems I cannot manage with that terminal window to get in directory of drivers and to execute commad sudo su – ; chmod +x m43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh . How can I enter in a directory with this terminal window. THANKS IN ADVANCE

  873. John

    Hi i would like to install osx on my 1525 and had a question. I currently have vista installed with a 250 gig hd and dont want to have to add another partition and shrink the amount of space available for vista. I have another 2.5 inch hd that isnt being used and was wondering if i could do a clean leopard install on that hard disk and then just swap out the hard drive when i want to use vista or leopard? The hardware would be identical for both installations but i dont know if there would be any other conflict with the bios or something. Thanks.

  874. jmboyd

    michael@Cliff
    I’ve had bad experiences with “pre-made” osx86 distros, so I just bought a Retail DVD (yes that’s right, retail!) and installed from that (take a look over at insanelymac for Boot-132). That way you don’t end up with any kexts or modifications you don’t want. Using my retail install updated to 10.5.5 battery metery works and so does everthing else.

    I have been trying to find the right Boot Loader for the 1525. Can you PLEASE tell me what you did.
    By the way, I am a bit of a noob, so be easy on me.

  875. BT

    My internal speakers still work fine, left head phone jack works, middle jack does not, and mic jack works.

    Zulu,

    BTGot my 1525 working with iDeneb 10.5.5 – wireless, power meter, sound from the speakers. I’m a big user of skype and was a bit disappointed when the internal mic and the mic port wouldn’t work with Mac OS…. well did some searching and came across this thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act=Print&client=printer&f=154&t=81628 – that helped me get the mic port working at least…. you’ll need to download the file applehda_sigmatel9228_hdas.zip and then delete some kexts from your extensions folder and replace them with those from the zip file… repair permissions and reboot…. now you can plug in an external mic and it seems to work. Been testing it with the speech commands and was quite surprised how well Mac OS X’s speech command works….open and close apps… I have it set to listen continuously to my key word “Mac” then a command….

    The file attachment you pointed to in the thread says

    What works : All the three front jacks – headphone, line-out and mic.
    What doesn’t : Internal speaker and internal mic.

    Is that true in your case? Thanks

  876. steve0suprem0

    well, i’ve tried two or three different downloaded iso’s for kalyway and none of those have worked. one actually got fairly far into the lines upon lines of text in the beginning only to restart itself and start over. over and over and over again.

    the other, and most recently ideneb, give me this error ending with m.apple.boot.plist not found.

    after a ton of searching and not understanding lots of stuff, i think this means something about the partitions on my dvd… or hard disk… i’m way more confused than when i tried playing with my buddy’s mac when i found out about all this… months ago.

    i REALLY don’t want to give up on this, but unless somebody has some guidance a (computer) moron can understand, i don’t think i have a choice.

  877. Richard

    Dragan
    hi
    Great artcle Richard. In the article you mentioned:

    “The wired (Ethernet) will work using a quick patch that you can find by searching the InsanelyMac forums”.

    What did you meant with that statement, can you describe that procedure, or maybe post a direct link to that patch? Please it is very important to get this wired ethernet working.
    Thanks.

    It turns out that the wired ethernet simply isn’t going to work right now. There are drivers, but not for our exact model. We can get close, and can even get lights to come in and in some cases have it detect what’s going on but you’re never able to access the network from the wired ethernet connection. There is hope, however nothing at the moment that I’m aware of.

  878. Zulu,

    BTGot my 1525 working with iDeneb 10.5.5 – wireless, power meter, sound from the speakers. I’m a big user of skype and was a bit disappointed when the internal mic and the mic port wouldn’t work with Mac OS…. well did some searching and came across this thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act=Print&client=printer&f=154&t=81628 – that helped me get the mic port working at least…. you’ll need to download the file applehda_sigmatel9228_hdas.zip and then delete some kexts from your extensions folder and replace them with those from the zip file… repair permissions and reboot…. now you can plug in an external mic and it seems to work. Been testing it with the speech commands and was quite surprised how well Mac OS X’s speech command works….open and close apps… I have it set to listen continuously to my key word “Mac” then a command….

    The file attachment you pointed to in the thread says

    What works : All the three front jacks – headphone, line-out and mic.
    What doesn’t : Internal speaker and internal mic.

    Is that true in your case? Thanks

  879. Dragan

    hi
    Great artcle Richard. In the article you mentioned:

    “The wired (Ethernet) will work using a quick patch that you can find by searching the InsanelyMac forums”.

    What did you meant with that statement, can you describe that procedure, or maybe post a direct link to that patch? Please it is very important to get this wired ethernet working.
    Thanks.

  880. Eric

    Thank-you very much for this Great tutorial.
    I bought a second drive for my Inspiron 1525 to try this and have been very happy with the results.

    I do have a couple of questions;

    1) I have the same graphiscs card but I am having problems with the mouse point. I select the driver for the Intel X3100 which what both our laptops have yet in the 10.5.2 Kalyway install it did mention the “artifacts” on the mouse pointer. How did you resolve the problem

    2) I have the Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless N adapter and I can’t seem to get the network working, do you have any suggestions?

    3) After trying the 10.5.2 combo update the machine no longer boots successfully, so I have to revert to the 10.5.2 installation. Instead of running the package from a terminal window, I double clicked from the desktop (it did ask for my admin password to run) could this be the problem?

    Thanks for any help.

  881. ram

    BTGot my 1525 working with iDeneb 10.5.5 – wireless, power meter, sound from the speakers. I’m a big user of skype and was a bit disappointed when the internal mic and the mic port wouldn’t work with Mac OS…. well did some searching and came across this thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act=Print&client=printer&f=154&t=81628 – that helped me get the mic port working at least…. you’ll need to download the file applehda_sigmatel9228_hdas.zip and then delete some kexts from your extensions folder and replace them with those from the zip file… repair permissions and reboot…. now you can plug in an external mic and it seems to work. Been testing it with the speech commands and was quite surprised how well Mac OS X’s speech command works….open and close apps… I have it set to listen continuously to my key word “Mac” then a command….

    It works. so easy. no patching ..no nonsense. thanks a lot BT…..you made my day

  882. Marco

    hello …
    your tutorial is fantastic, I was looking for a laptop to make a hackbook … I you were a great help
    I can now buy a Dell Inspiron 1525 a really low price
    but I have two questions …
    1)
    battery life is correct? (I read that on some portable, battery runs out much more quickly than on win)
    2)
    you have a dual-core processor, and then uses all the core, but I read that many users, with the Inspiron 1525 mounting processor core-2-duo, are forced to launch a single core.
    I can be able to fully use the core-2-duo? (the preferred performance!)
    otherwise take it with the old dual-core cpu ….
    thanks a lot!

  883. Phil

    Any word on what components work 10.5.5 after updating directly from software update?

  884. James

    I am having difficulty getting the wirless working.
    Can someone please expand point 7/give me a step by step guide on how to do it as I am new to this sort of thing. I am running a Dell Inspiron 1525 as listed above but with a Pentium Dual core 1.73GHz processor.

    This would be much appreciated.

  885. BT

    Got my 1525 working with iDeneb 10.5.5 – wireless, power meter, sound from the speakers. I’m a big user of skype and was a bit disappointed when the internal mic and the mic port wouldn’t work with Mac OS…. well did some searching and came across this thread: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act=Print&client=printer&f=154&t=81628 – that helped me get the mic port working at least…. you’ll need to download the file applehda_sigmatel9228_hdas.zip and then delete some kexts from your extensions folder and replace them with those from the zip file… repair permissions and reboot…. now you can plug in an external mic and it seems to work. Been testing it with the speech commands and was quite surprised how well Mac OS X’s speech command works….open and close apps… I have it set to listen continuously to my key word “Mac” then a command….

  886. Adrian

    I’ve been reading around about OS X on the Inspiron 1525. I have the one with the Intel Core 2 Duo T5750, running at 2.0Ghz; 3GB of RAM, 250GB HDD. I’ve tried installing Leopard on an older Dell desktop a while ago using Kalyway, and it didn’t work at all. I’m pretty sure it was for 10.5.1, so I decided to use the same DVD. I booted my computer from it, and it started scrolling lots of lines of text on the screen. I was expecting that. However, a few minutes later, no more new text showed up, and it just kind of froze up. To my surprise, I did have that iconic spinning “beach ball” on the screen, and I could move it. However, that was about the only control I had upon the computer. I waited about 2 hours after that, and decided to force it to shut down. I then had to restore Vista to a previous point, and am now writing on my Inspiron, running the same depressing OS as before. I don’t want to sound like the typical noob who just expects an answer to my perhaps general question, but I would appreciate any input at all. I wish I was one of those who had sound problems, or wi-fi problems, or something that I’ve seen fixed. However, I seem to be one of the few who could not even get to that point. Your article seemed very promising, and it’s obvious you’re not shitting anybody with the fact that you are actually running Leopard on your Inspiron, but I unfortunately don’t know why I can’t do the same.

  887. Alex Pick

    nvm, i have fixed the problem and get the black screen after the scrolling text, but now, i pull the power cable , close the lid, wait 15 minutes and come back, but am unable to revive it, any help or alternate ways to fix this problem?

  888. Steven

    Has anyone gotten sound from jack to work after waking from sleep?

    That’s the only real problem i’m having

  889. Chris

    only issue I’m having right now is getting iDeneb to download…. grrr

  890. Nick

    I have a dell inspiron 1525, core2duo 2ghz (t7250) with intel GM965 graphics. Is this hackbook pro going to work on my system? Are there some problems that I should be aware of? Dual boot (grub-ubuntu)is harder to achieve? Appreciate any advice.

    Thank you!

  891. AlunJ

    I installed ideneb v1.3/10.5.5 yesterday. I did not select a custom video driver, the driver included works great and is 3D accelerated (QI enabled with osx86tools). Powermanagement/Battery icon also works using the ideneb custom power mangement driver – click “customize” during install to select this.

    I got both Wifi and Sound working using this site as a guide, however I had a slight issue with getting the wireless to work, so perhaps this well help others:

    After running the broadcom script, everything seemed to install, I repaired permisions and rebooted as suggested, but still no Wifi (repeated this again just to verifity, same problem). THEN however I ran the Audio driver installation above, somehow this kicked the wifi into action aswell! Suddenly the airport icon appeared and it told me there where networks to connect to. So if your wifi installation does not seem to work, try installing the audio afterwards.

    My only real issues now are the keyboard layout and intermittent shutdown problems:

    Im in UK, however keys for ” and @ are swapped and also to the right of the Z key, my keyboard has a \ key, but it does not work in OS X. Any idea how to correct my keyboard layout?

    Sometimes when I shutdown OS X, it beings the shutdown sequence and the screen goes off, but the fan spins on – I then must force it off by holding down power button. Othertimes it shutsdown perfectly. ??

  892. TMB

    For the internal mic, has anyone had any success doing something along the lines of http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=130822&pid=930982&mode=threaded&start=#entry930982 ? I also noticed relevant linux fixes like this https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/kernel-team/attachments/20060825/3afd9929/attachment.txt and this http://davestation.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/how-to-enable-digital-microphone-array-on-dell-inspiron-laptops-in-ubuntu-804/ but it’s not obvious to me how to incorporate that into the AppleHDA.kext.

  893. Alex Pick

    ty for the tutorial, everything has worked fine so far… but LOL… after you have installed it, and you are attempting to fix the sleep problem, you said to type -v -f, my screen never goes black, after a while, the scrolling text stops but it never goes blank, it just stays on the screen with the text, any suggestions?

  894. rk7395

    1525-121B here running 10.5.4.
    Sound works, headphones sometimes.
    Wifi perfect. The switch on the side of the case actually works for turning it off, not on, side led inactive always.
    Wired ethernet does not work. Sleep and wakeup works perfectly, including clamshell open/close – I used the Dell post install utility to get sleep and battery indicator working.

    What I would like to know is if anyone has gotten the cheapo $6 USB->Ethernet plugs to work? I have an issue with paying $30 for a plug that I’ll likely lose before I ever even need it. :-)

  895. Mihail Gomonay

    DanOk, after a late night I’ve managed to get 10.5.3 working, very stable with most of the features I want (still need to do some research before I venture into the realm of 10.5.5).

    What is *Working*:

    Sound – Both speakers and 1 of the 2 headphone jacks (using Apple headphones) – used the drivers here

    Hello!
    What drivers for sound you mean?

  896. Omer

    My Wifi still won’t work. im using the 1395 wifi card

    And how would i Dual boot Vista and OSX

  897. Raza

    To all those people with sleep/hibernation problems with the 1525, try doing that with wifi card off. Works for me so far!

  898. sancho[NhT]

    How we can set 1440×900? I have only 1280 :(

  899. Andre

    Running at Dell Inspiron 1525 with Celeron. Sound working, getting the 10.5.3 update to try the wifi, ethernet not working.

    Tip, the sleep thing, if you start with the RGB monitor connected, and set it to CRT at boot time with -v option, will start working.

  900. Richard

    Fat chance on the wired Internet. These Marvell Yukon cards just don’t work right on here. Don’t feel bad because there are issues over at the FreeBSD crowd if I recall correctly. Better pick up one of those Apple USB-To-Ethernet cables for $20-$30 and call it a day. Besides, if you’re going to plug in anyway you shouldn’t be so inconvenienced to plug in twice (Ethernet USB Adapter), right? As some comments pointed out above, Apple sells this USB solution for MacBook Air and that’s probably the best one to grab.

    To anyone with complete USB failures, check your BIOS. Check your permissions, check and double-check everything because I have no USB issues. I will note however that sleep MAGICALLY started to work on 10.5.5. If someone knows the real solution that’d be wonderful but I didn’t do much of anything and my computer started to sleep OK. For some reason however, after you wake it from sleep and try to launch Firefox directly thereafter, the whole system locks up. Strange, huh?

  901. TMB

    Richard,

    You mentioned that you had the ethernet working in 10.5.2, but just not in later versions. I’m sticking at 10.5.2 for now anyways, so if you could let me know how to get it working with this version I’d be very greatful. :-)= Thanks!

    [TMB]

  902. Jack

    I am posting from my nice new Hackintosh thanks to your tutorials!
    However, I am having some serious trouble. I installed it on Saturday (Monday today), managed to get everything running yesterday driver wise etc. but since I managed to get the battery appearing in the menu bar, my USBs no longer work. I was able to mount drives etc before I installed the battery files.

    The odd thing is, is I have Parallels installed on this machine, and when I plug a device in Parallels can detect it and I can use the device through Parallels, but it wont appear natively on my OS X. Whats going on and how can I fix this?

  903. sanchi[NhT]

    watsun,
    It is not normal. Try iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 Leopard OSx86. It’s a better MacOSX Hack with all updates.
    You can find it for example here – http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4416216/iDeneb_v1.3_(Mac_OS_X_Leopard_10.5.5)

    Samara
    No, your Dell is the same. You need to try iDeneb(i post the link above). Then install it without any hacks by default. The reboot, wait 15 min, do the sleep-trick, make the password for user!!!
    then follow 4 step of Richards manual, then go to the 6 step

    – open Terminal (open SpotLight and type “terminal” there)
    – type “sudo su -” in the Terminal, then Enter and type your password
    – then copy “bcm43xx_enabler.sh” to your user folder, right click – Properties – Change “Read and Write” and save.
    – Drag and Drop “bcm43xx_enabler.sh” to the open Terminal, then Enter-Enter…. Ok.
    – Spolight – Disk Utility – Choose your MacHD – Repair disk permissions.
    – Reboot

    It works for me but not from the first time. I dont know why.

  904. sanchi[NhT]

    Hi. Big thanks for this manual. It realy works :)

    My story:
    I install “iDeneb v1.3 10.5.5 Leopard OSx86”. So I do not need to install any updates because they were included.
    1) Sound – work with driver
    2) Wi-Fi – work with driver
    3) Camera, Bluetooth,Keyboard,Mouse ot TouchPad – work without any drivers

    I have few questions:
    1) How I can add PowerManagement for 10.5.5? Step-by-step please :(
    2) How I can make the sleep-trick(left corner) automaticly?
    3) When I use “Sleep” button, my PC reboot. How to fix it?
    4) Wi-Fi works great, but sometimes I need LAN. I don’t know how to config the LAN. Please help.

    Thanks. And sorry for bad English.
    With Russia with love ;D

  905. Eddro

    Update- NETWORKING SOLUTION

    Apple USB Ethernet Adapter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8724393&st=apple+usb&lp=4&type=product&cp=1&id=1200703106099

    Then download driver @….

    http://www.sustworks.com/site/downloads.html

    Works with opensource driver. (USBAx8817x 1.0.3b10)

    Just install the driver, reboot and then plug in the adapter.

  906. Omer

    Hey richard, I tried using the broadcom script, but i just won’t work, i get the airport patched, but when i reboot, no wifi

  907. Blonathon

    hi, i just got everything up and running. Everything works great! Awesome tutorial. I was just wondering if there is a way to put vista on here along side osx. I forgot to create more than 1 partition on my hard drive, so is there a way i can partition it while osx is running, and not loose the os. Or is it just better to use parallels?

  908. TMB

    RafI don’t know of any solution to this yet. I still have this problem. The solution for Vista only corrects the problem in vista. It still happens in OSX.

    Yeah, I re-installed Vista just to see if flipping that setting would have any effect in OS X, but it didn’t for me either.

    So far, the only way for me to get the laptop to sleep without the reboot, is to unplug the power cable and then initiate sleep. Then once the laptop is sleeping I reconnect the cable. It’s a pain!! I with there was a way to resolve this.

    That’s not a bad workaround! Not ideal, but better than anything I’d come up with. Thanks for the idea.

    [TMB]

  909. Samara

    I tried to use this tutorial on my relatively new 1525, and have had no luck! When I try installing with Kalyway 10.5.2 my 1525 will not wake from sleep per this tutorial! I can only seem to get the JaS OS 10.4.8 install to work, then neither my WiFi or my Sound will work following any of the 1525 tutorials I’ve found! Someone PLEASE help me, I hate Vista and I can’t use Unbuntu, as there is no way WiFi will work with the current distro.

    My 1525 has the following hardware with issues under OS X I need to overcome:
    +WiFi: Broadcom BCM94312MCG
    + Sound: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio

    I have tried everything I could find out there, but nothing seems to work….is my 1525 different from everyone else s?!

  910. Raf

    I don’t know of any solution to this yet. I still have this problem. The solution for Vista only corrects the problem in vista. It still happens in OSX. I got a new wifi card from Dell support, and this still didn’t correct the issue (a different card, btw, intel instead of dell). So far, the only way for me to get the laptop to sleep without the reboot, is to unplug the power cable and then initiate sleep. Then once the laptop is sleeping I reconnect the cable. It’s a pain!! I with there was a way to resolve this.

    Raf.

  911. TMB

    I’m still having the reboot on sleep problem :( .
    My 1525 was running bios version A11, so I went to dell’s page and found they were up to a13, so I upgraded. But no difference, the laptop will still reboot when it tried to sleep. I also noticed over the w/e that from windows, if I go into hibernation mode , it will also reboot!! So it’s not just OSX!. So I did some google searches, and sure enough, the message boards are full of ppl having similar issues with the 1525. From what I read, it seems like the problem starts when vista sp1 is installed, and van be xorrecyed in windows by disabling the wifi card’s power management… All very strange. Now I’m kind of surprised I’m the only one having this problem on osx.

    I’m having it too. I’ve found all the instructions on how to disable the option in Vista, but I already wiped Vista and I’m not really keen to re-install it just to change this option. Anyone know of any other way of changing this setting, either in OS X, Linux, or the BIOS menu (I couldn’t find it anywhere obvious)?

    [TMB]

  912. James

    Try this link:

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1054update.html

    I think this is what you are looking for ;)

  913. Chris

    is there anywhere to get the OS 10.5.4 update from Apple anymore? Only thing available now is the 10.5.5 combo, and I don’t want to go 10.5.5 yet.

  914. watsun

    Nevermind — sheesh, I should have looked before posting, sorry about that!

  915. watsun

    Hello — I believe that I may need some help! I got the Kalyway 10.5.2 running fine, but after the 10.5.3 Combo update and kernel package, and then restarting — my Inspiron 1525 has been at the apple loader screen (gray mac logo, circular activity bar) for the past 4 hours. Is this normal?

    I’ve tried powering down once, but it immediately returned to the loading screen once I powered it back up.

  916. Julio Angel Ortiz

    You, sir, are awesome. I had built a HackBook before (using a Compaq c762NR) but wanted a “beefier” system with working built-in wireless. Reading this article helped me to decide to buy a Dell 1525. :) And, with some blood, sweat, and tears, I was able to follow your outstanding tutorial and turn my Inspiron into a HackBook Pro (what’s funny is that System Profiler reports it as a MacBook Pro). I’ve got sound, wireless, and battery working under 10.5.4, and I think I’ll wait until 10.5.5 is hacked around more in the community before trying to update. Right now, it ain’t broke, so I ain’t fixing it. ;-) I’ll probably write up an article discussing my experience in setting it up, crediting and pointing to your tutorial. And some Paypal cash should be coming your way at the end of next week. ;-) Thanks again!

  917. Dan

    JamesRight I’ve got the iPod working now which is a big plus, recognised it on first connect and also when I reconnect it now which wasn’t happening before.

    Is there a battery meter fix for 10.5.3, as I’m a bit reluctant to upgrade to 10.5.4 now I’ve got everything working!

    Thanks in advance,
    James.

    James,
    There is a battery fix for 10.5.3, just google kalyway 10.5.3 power management, you’ll find it. Someone put together a really handy installer that does everything for you. If you can’t find it just post back here and I’ll post it somewhere for you.

  918. James

    Thanks for the help guys, everything seems to be working fine now!

    My Dell 1525 just has the standard screen, so I’m not sure whether this may have made things easier for myself. I’m now on 10.5.4 and my iPod is still syncing fine, I’ve also used a USB stick and had no problems with that either. I haven’t installed any special drivers for USB, I’ve only followed Richard’s instructions. To upgrade to 10.5.4 I just used the Delta upgrade, which worked from the first reboot without having to type in any boot flags or anything :)

    The only part that I have done differently is that in order to get the Battery Meter to work, I found something called ‘Dell Post Installer’ and this also has other patches as well as the Battery Meter one. There was a fix for UK keyboards, as my @ and ” symbols were the wrong way around before.

    I think there was also a fix for the media keys but I haven’t tried that one yet, think it may have got the mute, play, rewind etc to work, but currently this isn’t a big issue for myself as I can deal with just having volume up and down. I don’t want to mess around with too much more stuff until I’ve got this system properly back up.

    Not a big issue this one, but when I was installing OSX I’ve managed to make the Dell Utility drive (the FAT 16 formatted one) visible to the system, so I was wondering if there is any way of hiding this again?

  919. Chris

    i fixed the battery meter by following these instructions

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=126888

    JamesHi,

    Thanks for the advice about typing “update -v@ at the boot promt, it worked great. I’m just debating whether to upgrade to 10.5.4 now, as I currently have no battery meter displaying.

    I’m just going to try 10.5.3 with my iPod and see if it has fixed that problem too.

    Cheers,
    James.

  920. TMB

    Also, has anyone succeeded in getting the internal microphone working? I’m using the ganz sigmatel 9228 codec from http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=116100 and AppleHDA patcher 1.16 (the one from Richard didn’t work, but I found another copy of it… damned if I can remember where, though), which gave me internal speakers and left headphone jack fine. No left headphone jack, which I can live without… but mic is essential.

  921. SocialJosh

    James, do you have the 1400×900 resolution Dell by any chance? I have this and still can’t get the 10.5.3 upgrade to work, even after update -v

  922. TMB

    I’ve got a problem that I’ve seen mentioned a couple of times but haven’t seen a solution for yet:

    10.5.2 works fine but I have problems upgrading:
    – I install the 10.5.3 Kalyway combo update as described (vanilla 9.3 kernel)
    – I reboot with update -v
    – the computer goes through a boot, churns some files on the hard drive, and then reboots on its own
    – on all further reboots (regardless of options: tried every permutation of update, -v, -f, -x) it seems to be booting up fine but the screen is always *blank* after I move to the hot corner. Not slept – it’s definitely powered up, but all the pixel values are black

    It’s the 1440×900 display with the X3100. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My wife needs to take the laptop to Australia soon, so if I can’t resolve it quickly she’ll have to have a 10.5.2 system (not the end of the world, but not ideal!). Thanks in advance.

    [TMB]

  923. James

    Right I’ve got the iPod working now which is a big plus, recognised it on first connect and also when I reconnect it now which wasn’t happening before.

    Is there a battery meter fix for 10.5.3, as I’m a bit reluctant to upgrade to 10.5.4 now I’ve got everything working!

    Thanks in advance,
    James.

  924. James

    Hi,

    Thanks for the advice about typing “update -v@ at the boot promt, it worked great. I’m just debating whether to upgrade to 10.5.4 now, as I currently have no battery meter displaying.

    I’m just going to try 10.5.3 with my iPod and see if it has fixed that problem too.

    Cheers,
    James.

  925. stefan clemente

    Chris, Thanks for the great write up, but I’m not sure I understand the bcdedit section completely.
    should the copy command have the actual drive letter and volume name in the /d “Mac OS X” section?
    also does the set path command assume the chain0 file in on c: root?
    Thanks

    Chris YatesWell, I followed the tutorial and it worked like a charm! Except I went ahead and used dual boot with vista off the bat. It’s really not that hard, it worked for me with little trouble and I’ve never even installed Mac OS before. Here are the steps to take:

    1) Boot into Vista. Go into Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management. Select “Disk Management” on the left. Right click your main C: partition and click “Shrink Volume”. Choose how much space you want to shrink it by, which will be how much space you have for the Mac OS install. Right out of the box my 1525 had around 200gb for the C: drive and the most I could shrink the C: volume was around 100gb which was perfect – 100gb for windows and 100gb for Mac.

    2) Now that we have our “Unallocated” volume to install Mac OS to, reboot the laptop into the Mac OS install DVD. Instead of following Richard’s steps about formatting the whole drive, just format the new volume we created. Then install Mac OS to that volume.

    3) After you reboot you’ll no longer be able to boot into Vista or your new Mac OS install, don’t panic! Just boot into your Vista install cd and click the “Repair Your Computer” button. Then choose “Startup Repair” and let it automatically fix the boot record to boot into vista.

    4) Reboot into vista and use PowerISO tool to extract /usr/standalone/i386/chain0 file from the 10.5.2 DVD strait to your C: drive. Then run command prompt with Administrator privileges and run the following commands:

    bcdedit /copy {current} /d √¢ÔøΩÔøΩMac OS X√¢ÔøΩÔøΩ
    bcdedit /enum active
    bcdedit /set {GUID} PATH chain0

    except replace {GUID} with the long string of characters after “identifier” in the “Mac OS X” section listed from the enum active command. Be sure to include the { and } surrounding the long string of characters. Also note that you do not need to replace {current} with anything in the first command, just type it exactly.

    That’s it! Just reboot your laptop and you should have “Vista” and “Mac OS X” as two options to boot into. Choose “Mac OS X” and then follow the rest of Richard’s great tutorial.

  926. Richard

    I wish someone would write an idiot-proof bootable backup solution for Hackintoshes that work no matter which distro you’re using (Kalyway, Leo4All, iATKOS, etc.). Hint hint.

    Don’t look at me!

  927. Dave

    ZuluSuperDuper will not produce a bootable image. I have tried in many different ways. You can reimage, but the laptop will not boot, you need to run Chameleon on the re-imaged partition to make it bootable. I keep a separate Leopard install on a small partition on an external USB, as well as the image of my Laptop. When I need to restore, I reimage the laptop from Kalyway DVD, or the USB drive, I then have to run Chameleon from the USB drive on the restored Leopard. It works. I have not found a better way to do this.

    Better way — or, at least another way. . . use the iAtkos 4.0i DVD to reinstall the Darwin bootloader. You can then reinstall Chameleon using the DMG installer.

  928. chris

    JamesHi,

    I’ve installed Kalyway 10.5.2 on my Inspiron 1525, but I’m having problems upgrading to 10.5.3 When I run the Combo update it will install ok, but if I choose one of the 2 Kernels from the 10.5.3 Kalyway Kernel package it will boot up get to the white screen with the Apple logo and not get any further. I’ve had to reinstall 10.5.2 a couple of times because of this.

    The only way I have managed to get round this is not installing any of the Kernel updates when upgrading to 10.5.3. Is there anything that I am doing wrong that might mean my system won’t work with either of the 10.5.3 Kernels? My spec is as follows:

    INSPIRON 1525 PENTIUM DUAL CORE T2370
    MEMORY DUAL-CHANNEL 2048MB (2X1024) 667M
    HARD DRIVE 160GB SERIAL ATA (5400RPM)
    GRAPHIC INTEL INTEGRATED GMA X3100
    WIRELESS DELL 1395 (802.B/G) MINI CARD F

    The reason I’m trying to upgrade to 10.5.3 is so I can get the 10.5.4 update. I’m also having problems where it’s not recognising my iPod when I plug it into the USB, although it did work the first time I connected it.

    Any advice would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    James.

    try typing “update -v” at the boot prompt. this happened to me and I found in an above post this trick and everything worked from there on out after a few more restarts

  929. James

    Hi,

    I’ve installed Kalyway 10.5.2 on my Inspiron 1525, but I’m having problems upgrading to 10.5.3 When I run the Combo update it will install ok, but if I choose one of the 2 Kernels from the 10.5.3 Kalyway Kernel package it will boot up get to the white screen with the Apple logo and not get any further. I’ve had to reinstall 10.5.2 a couple of times because of this.

    The only way I have managed to get round this is not installing any of the Kernel updates when upgrading to 10.5.3. Is there anything that I am doing wrong that might mean my system won’t work with either of the 10.5.3 Kernels? My spec is as follows:

    INSPIRON 1525 PENTIUM DUAL CORE T2370
    MEMORY DUAL-CHANNEL 2048MB (2X1024) 667M
    HARD DRIVE 160GB SERIAL ATA (5400RPM)
    GRAPHIC INTEL INTEGRATED GMA X3100
    WIRELESS DELL 1395 (802.B/G) MINI CARD F

    The reason I’m trying to upgrade to 10.5.3 is so I can get the 10.5.4 update. I’m also having problems where it’s not recognising my iPod when I plug it into the USB, although it did work the first time I connected it.

    Any advice would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    James.

  930. Adrian

    Hi, my inspiron 1525 has an Intel 3945 wifi card and a Marvell Yukon 88E8040 ethernet card. Both cards arent working, tried a couple of tips from insanelymac forums but I didnt have any luck. Im stuck at step 7 from this guide, any ideas? thanks!

  931. Richard

    Try re-applying the Broadcom Script, repairing permissions again, etc. There’s no reason why it should just die. I use my HackBook in a production environment. 8 to 12 hours a day w/o a single issue running heavy Adobe apps.

  932. Dan

    Hey Guys,
    Im having an issue with Dellintosh. I was using it today as normal, everything was going fine and all of a sudden my wifi cut off. I look in the top right of the corner and it says my Airport card is turned off, i click on Turn Airport on and nothing happens. I rebooted and its the same story. I even tried running the broadcom script againt, but no luck. Is there something stupid I am doing here? Keep in mind I am a Mac newbie, but I am proficient with Linux and Windows so feel free to throw a techy solution at me.

    if someone knows of a solution could you possibly email me at dcannon1 [at] gmail [dot] com (i’ll get that email on my iPhone)

    Thanks in advance to anyone that might have a solution to this issue

  933. Sky

    sudo su – ; chmod +xbcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh
    after typing it ask me to type my password. but i have no password and it won’t let me do anything

  934. Dan

    Hey Richard,
    I’ve almost got my comp running a perfect install, but I had one question, regarding your sleep solution listed at the end of the tutorial can you elaborate on what I should do if this trick doesn’t hold after a reboot? It works great, but if I reboot I lose the fix and I just wanted to see if you could give me a little more detail on what I should do before I started messing with rc.common

    Thanks in advance and for all of your great help so far.

  935. Zulu

    SuperDuper will not produce a bootable image. I have tried in many different ways. You can reimage, but the laptop will not boot, you need to run Chameleon on the re-imaged partition to make it bootable. I keep a separate Leopard install on a small partition on an external USB, as well as the image of my Laptop. When I need to restore, I reimage the laptop from Kalyway DVD, or the USB drive, I then have to run Chameleon from the USB drive on the restored Leopard. It works. I have not found a better way to do this.

  936. steve0suprem0

    richard, this is awesome. or at least i hope for it to be soon, i’m getting pretty frustrated…

    got my 1525 about a month ago and found this tutorial. i don’t have internet, so i had a buddy download the torrents for me. whenever i try to burn the 10.5.2 iso to a dvd, it never works. when i open the 3.9 GB iso in winrar, it only has two files, boothelp.txt and cdboot.pcefi.debug and they only total 63 KB. it took me forever just to get this file and now it doesn’t work! what exactly is supposed to be inside the iso file? i’ve been burning it with roxio (included on the inspiron), but i don’t think that’s the problem since winrar doesn’t find anything substantial in the iso. how can an iso be 3.9 gigs but only contain 63k worth of data? i’m freakin pulling hairs out here!

  937. Dan

    Just wanted to give a quick post and let everyone know that both my 1440×900 and 1680X1050 external LCDs both work with no modifications required (not at the same time obviously) on Kalyway 10.5.3. From what I’ve read it looks like most of the external display issues are coming from 10.5.4 and 10.5.5, so I might be waiting to upgrade since I use dual monitors religiously at work.

    And I have to say, as a Windows convert (used it since 3.1) I can’t believe I didn’t switch sooner. I’m a web developer and I already feel much more productive in the Mac environment. The software and OS are super responsive. The different layout and window system takes a little getting used to, but I’m loving it!

  938. arweinder

    thanks for such a great tutorial…but i got stuck with the wireless part.

    Go inside Broadcom-Script and type sudo su – ; chmod +x bcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh to run the installer.

    can someone tell me how to get to the broadcom folder if i place it on my desktop or user area??? i tried going into the folder then type
    sudo su – ; chmod +xbcm43xx_enabler.sh ; ./bcm43xx_enabler.sh
    after typing it ask me to type my password. I enter my password then it goes into some root folder. Then i tried restarting da laptop but airport still cant recongise my card..

    please help

    thanks

  939. Dave

    RichardPERFECT!

    Setting Wake On Clamshell Open to 0 (Battery) works great! If you scroll up you’ll notice there’s still a 1 next to it on the AC Power section so you can flip your laptop lid up real quick when you’re plugged in and skip the hassle of pressing more buttons.

    I might actually use sleep after this mod. Thanks, Dave!

    Pleasure to give back — especially after all you’ve given to the “1525 crew!” I just wish I had found your site before I experimented for a month getting my 1525 down to as close to ‘perfect’ as I can! So, props to you, Richard! This is an excellent blog/post and saved a TON of the “!525 crew” hours of f#$k-with and reading!

    Again. . . I’ll post my future experiments with Chameleon/EFI and 10.5.5 as well once tested and successful in a nice walk-through. I wish the other guy had that mentioned the above techinque in the 10.5.5 post did the same, but. . .

  940. Richard

    PERFECT!

    Setting Wake On Clamshell Open to 0 (Battery) works great! If you scroll up you’ll notice there’s still a 1 next to it on the AC Power section so you can flip your laptop lid up real quick when you’re plugged in and skip the hassle of pressing more buttons.

    I might actually use sleep after this mod. Thanks, Dave!

  941. Richard

    Dave, you are a God among geeks! This is going to save me from replacing my HackBook prematurely or being afraid of throwing my snoozing laptop in the car. And you’ve confirmed this works? I’m going to give it a spin right now.

    To answer your question on the backup, I’d go with Super Duper because it preserves your file permissions more accurately than Carbon Copy from what I’ve found out first hand, and we all know about permission errors!

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

    I’d like to do some more research on Time Machine bootable backups in the future but when it comes to a real, working, 100% BOOTABLE copy, I can’t fuck around. Especially since my “test” system is now my production machine. Believe me when I say before I apply anything on my laptop, it gets tested first if I think it’s going to prevent me from booting.

  942. Dave

    Have to help the sleep community out there as I had an issue. . .

    I love my “sleep” and it works well in all cases! The problem with the 1525 APCI lid is that it will wake the machine after you’ve put it to sleep. So, sleep, stick it in your backpack, jar the lid open a little, and it comes out of sleep, heats up to 400 degrees, drains/overheats the battery and. . . well. . . is probably not good for the machine. (There is no way in the Sys Prefs to tell clam shell mode to not wake the machine on battery)

    So, you do that here:

    /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration

    . . . use your favorite text editor to modify – com.apple.PowerManagement.plist

    Find:
    ______________________________________

    Battery Power

    Disk Sleep Timer
    10
    Display Sleep Timer
    10
    Hibernate File
    /var/vm/sleepimage
    Hibernate Mode
    3
    Sleep On Power Button
    1
    System Sleep Timer
    15
    TTYSPreventSleep
    1
    Wake On Clamshell Open
    1

    ______________________________________

    Change to:

    Wake On Clamshell Open
    0

    . . . save, repair permissions, and find that you now don’t need to worry about your lid flappin’ open and waking that machine in your backpack or laptop bag. The power key wakes the machine just fine. And, it WILL save your laptop if you run into what I was running into over and over. A happy laptop is not one on the verge of melting.

    Just another tip to try for those that have Sleep working well on their 1525’s.

  943. Dave

    Dave

    RichardAudio has always come through clear here, although when I play a game I max out the sound settings and when I’m really listening a lot, I pair with Bluetooth headphones and those babies get pretty damn loud indeed.

    As far as bootable Time Machine backups, I’m not really sure. I’d stick with Carbon Copy or Super Duper or something along those lines for future bootable “master” copies. Time Machine is really meant to be more of an “Oh shit, I just deleted the wrong directory!” and not a system recovery method. Feel free to post your success on bootable Time Machine backups on your hack! I’d love to do it if I could rely on it.

    Thanks for the reply, Richard. So, are you saying with Super Duper and/or Carbon Copy that you can do full drive/partition backups and restore them in-full to a new drive without any extra effort? In other words, the bootloader/EFI gets backed up and restored to the new drive and will boot, etc.?

    I haven’t looked at these options, but if your drive died and you had either a SuperDpuer or CarbonCopy image to use to restore, how would you initiate the restore process considering you have no boot device other than the CD and/or USB? (Let me go research them. . . but, your response would be greatly appreciated.) I know Time Machine is more “where’s that file” than a disaster tool, but it is used quite a bit in the “real” Mac community as a disaster recovery tool as well. Being “hackintosher’s,” there’s probably better methods. . . just as those that you suggested.

    Peace! And, I’ll keep you posted on the 10.5.5 upgrade and full Chameleon EFI update/experiment as I go through it.

    You want me to continue that here in your 10.5.5 thread or on the Insanely Mac forum? Sure both is the best answer!

    UPDATE: Sorry. . . should have looked at both of those prior to my reply. So, you have FULL WORKING HACKINTOSH BOOTABLE backups after using either of these to perform a complete backup?! Seems the case from what I read. If so, that’s is DEFINITELY the way to go for me from now on. Time Machine has it’s uses, but for disaster, I’m SWITCHING! Which of the two do you prefer — Carbon or SuperDuper? As I can only assume you’ve used and done the job quite a few times with all the f#$k-with that had to be done early on with the 1525’s. I’d like to stick with what you think’s best in your experience.

    Thanks! And, if any of you are stuck on anything with your 1525’s, I’ll be glad to help out Richard with answering some of them.

  944. Dave

    RichardAudio has always come through clear here, although when I play a game I max out the sound settings and when I’m really listening a lot, I pair with Bluetooth headphones and those babies get pretty damn loud indeed.

    As far as bootable