Tuesday, March 24, 2009

iPC OSx86 running on IBM NetVista 8307

Update on 20-May-2009:

Donot upgrade Mac OSx86 10.5.6 to version 10.5.7 on your IBM Netvista 8307, it will kill your Mac.

You can try it but you should make sure you had image backup for your original system 10.5.6.


Since I am running iPC OSx86 on my Dell Dimension 1100 machine. And my friend also likes it and want to install it on his IBM NetVista 8307. Because I gained lots of experiences for the installation on my Dell, so today I managed to install iPC Mac OSx86 (Leopard) on IBM NetVista 8307 successfully with one try only:

  • Intel® Celeron P4 2.8GHz

  • 1 GB SDRAM (Suggest to have at least 512MB)

  • 40GB IDE Hard Disk Drive

  • IDE DVD-ROM Drive

  • Video: Integrated Intel® Extreme Graphics

  • Audio: Integrated SoundMax Audio (AC97 Compliant)

  • Network: Integrated Intel Pro/1000MT Ethernet

Almost same options should be selected as Dell Demension 1100, but some are different, please refer to the following list:

  1. iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Base System

  2. Kernels: 9.5.0 Voodoo Kernel

  3. Video Drivers -> AGPGart 2.7.1

  4. Audio Drivers -> AC97 Audio

  5. Chipset Drivers -> LegacyAppleIntelPIIXATA drivers

  6. USB Drivers -> PCGenUSBEHCL Drivers

  7. Fixes and patched:

    Seatbelt.kext 10.5.5

    PS/2 Keyboard fix

    ApleSMBIOS ToH

    IOUSBMassStorage Fix

    Finder 10.5.5 + Keyboard.prefPane

    USB Mount Fix

And that's it! Enjoy and have Fun!


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  2. Hey Edward. I too have an IBM Netvista MT-M 8315-23U with intel pentium 4 processor. I upgraded the hard drive to 320gb and memory 1GB ram. Will the iPC OSX86 10.5.6 work out of the box with this dinosaur of a machine ?.

  3. Shouldn't be a problem, if you only upgrade the Hard Drive and RAM. Good Luck!

  4. Thats a big " No " I ran the iPC install and Im getting 64k or less video graphic display filled with greyness. How did you bypass that issue ? intel chip 82845G/GL/GE/8 onboard graphic chip.

  5. Then you should play around with the Graphics then, I remember that I just tried the default settings. It works for me.

    If the default one doesn't work, then you should play around with different Intel Graphics Driver. Good luck!

  6. Hey dude idk my netvista model since i only bougth the mobo, but is more or less the same as your friend's. i'm runnin iDneb 1.5 i tried your sets but afert the install is completed in the first reboot i can't get past the apple logo seems like a kernel planic what shuold i do


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