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    Default How To Install Mac OS X On Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804
    Hopefully i can do this here...

    It’s finally here! Down to earth, simple to read, simple to understand tutorial on how to install Mac OS X on Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 model. If you read my previous article on this subject, you know that it is possible mainly because of Apple’s move to Intel chips. (Wait, did I write about it before?) Anyway, I did a lot of research and have come to believe that Toshiba Satellite is one of the easiest laptops to get Mac OS X working. And by working I mean full video support, sound, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, usb ports, sound adjuster, battery meter, restart and shutdown. Plus, you can run it all on vanilla kernel (original apple kernel).

    Toshiba laptops are relatively cheap. Besides, if you want to spend lots of money just to create ‘hackintosh’, I suggest you buying a real Mac instead. Why? Simply because OS X was designed to run on Apple hardware. You won’t have any issues or problems if you run major software update straight from the Apple Software Update. But if you do the same thing on the Toshiba for example, you might get ‘spinning circle of death’ (ha ha, you never heard of the term 'spinning cirlce of death?; you heard 'blue screen of death', havent you?) after reboot. Some can argue that it’s not a big deal if you use modified updates from hackers (good ones) however, you must be willing to spend some time getting your system up to date. (Honestly, it’s not a big deal.)

    This tutorial is for educational purposes only. You, of course, assume all responsibility for choosing to follow this tutorial. Also, OS X EULA states that you can run Leopard on Apple labeled hardware only.

    Let’s get to work. As I said I use Toshiba Satellite A205-5804. A little of specifications won’t hurt. So here you go, download it from here.

    You will need a modified OS X installation DVD with modified boot loader. It will allow you to load, and install OS X with no problems. This is the result of BIOS not being able to recognize Retail OS X DVD as bootable. For this install, I use ‘leo4allv3’.

    Here is what you need:

    • Leo4allv3 (Google it)
    • Drivers (Kext) – here.
    • Kalyway 10.5.3 Combo Update with Kernel package (dont ask me where to find it, Google it)

    1. Burn your leo4allv3 ISO to a DVD

    2. Changing BIOS Settings:

    • In BIOS settings, make sure DVD drive is selected as the first booting device. This is required in order to install OS X. No need to change anything else.

    3. Booting/Installing leo4allv3:

    • Place your leo4allv3 DVD into DVD drive and turn on/restart your laptop.
    • At the Darwin prompt, you will read this: “Press any key to start from CD-Rom, or press F8 to enter start up options…” You need to press F8 and type ‘-v’ (without ‘) and press ‘Enter’ to load OS X in verbose mode. After few minutes you should see a window with a choice of different languages. Choose your own and click on ‘next’ button.
    • After you see a ‘Welcome Screen’, make sure you don’t click on ‘Continue’ button yet. You need to format your hard drive first. Go to ‘Utilities → Disc utility’. (You should be able to see ‘Utilities’ option on the top bar.)
    • Select your hard drive at the top left corner and click on ‘Erase’ tab (located in the middle of the window).
    • Choose ‘Mac OS Extended (Journaled)’ from the drop down menu of ‘Volume Format’ and click on ‘Erase’ button. Confirm the erase command.
    • Click on ‘Partition’ tab and in the ‘Volume Scheme’ drop down menu choose – 1 Partition. In the Name field type ‘OSX’. Leave the format option to ‘Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
    • Now, click on ‘Options’ button at the bottom left corner and choose ‘Master Boot Record’ (MBR), click on OK and hit ‘Apply’ at the main ‘Disk Utility’ window. Confirm the creation of the ‘OSX’ partition. Wait few moments as ‘Disk Utility’ works its way through.
    • Close ‘Disk Utility’ by clicking on the red dot at the top of the ‘Disk Utility’ window. You are back to the ‘Welcome’ screen.
    • Click on ‘Continue’ button and hit ‘Agree’.
    • Select destination hard drive – OSX and click on ‘Continue’.
    • Click on ‘Customize’ button just before you click on ‘Install’ at 'Install Summary' window.
    • Choose these packages: Under Audio, choose Azalia Audio; under Chipset, don’t select anything; under Kernel option, choose 9.2.0 sleep; under (SMBIOS), choose Apple SMBIOS 667; under Video choose GMAX3100; under Applications, choose all; select Remove Firewire; select Power Management for laptops; select About This Mac; Click on ‘Done’ button.
    • After you get back to ‘Install Summary’, click on ‘Install’ (you can skip checking install DVD by hitting ‘skip’ button).
    • Installing - wait. At some point it will look like the installation process got stock, its normal. Just wait.
    • After you see ‘Install Succeeded’ window, click on ‘Restart’ button.

    4. Fixing minor bugs:
    Note: Don’t let OS X boot normally, it will most likely get stuck on a cycled reboot at ‘Transfer Your Information Window’ later, during account setup. Instead Press F8 at Darwin boot prompt and type: -v –s (hit enter);
    • After you see ‘root#’, type ‘/sbin/fsck –fy’ and hit ‘Enter’ Type /sbin/mount -uw / and hit ‘Enter’ again. (it’s going to take a little time to run script, wait)
    • Type ‘touch /var/db/.AppleSetupDone’ and hit Enter;
    • You will need to set up password for root, type: passwd (yes, passwd) and hit enter; choose your password.
    Note: when you log in for the first time, your user name will be: root and password is the one you set up.
    • Now, after you log in, set up your personal account. (It’s not recommended to use ‘Root Account’) Under Settings  User Account, you will have an option of creating an account, do that.
    • As you see, you DVD drive don’t show up, you will have to fix it. There is a driver in ‘Driver Folder’ you downloaded earlier called ‘IOATAFamily.kext_V1.1’, open it and install it with KextHelper. (Google it)
    • If you want to change default Verbose Loading mode to Regular, do this: go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist. Open it with BBEdit delete ‘-v’ from the list and it will boot normally.
    • To fix Wi-Fi, install rtl8187b drive from the Drivers folder. Restart if needed. Go to 'system/library/extensions folder and find rtl8187.kext' Open it with TextMate and find this line: <integer/>33161</integer> and change numbers to 33175. Restart your computer. (Don’t freak out if you don’t see your Wi-Fi connection yet, you will have to install 10.5.3 combo update to make it work as it should!)

    5. Updating to 10.5.3:
    • Open your folder with Kalyway 10.5.3 Combo Update, and double click on Kalyway UpdCombo10.5.3.pkg to initiate install. Confirm it by entering your password. Note: Do not click on ‘Restart’ after successful install, as it most likely give you lots of problems on boot. Rather leave the window open and navigate to ‘Kalyway10.5.3 Kernel’ (it should have been in the same folder with kalyway combo update). Double click on it to open the installer, and install it WITHOUT selecting any kernel versions. Close the window, get back to 10.5.3 Combo Update window and click on ‘Restart’. (You should be able to restart successfully)
    • Power management will not work after 10.5.3 update. To make it work, install Power Management 10.5.3 fix from drivers’ folder.

    6. Updating to 10.5.4:
    • Navigate to Apple Software Update from your desktop by clicking on ‘Apple’ logo at the top left corner and choosing ‘Software Update’. It will check if your system is up to date, which of course not, so it will show you that 10.5.4 is available. Install it and reboot. Now you should have completely working ‘Mac’ running on latest OS X.

    Congratulations on your 100% working ToshiMac!!! If you found this article interesting, please leave a comment. By the way comments are always welcome, so please take 30 seconds of your time to write one. If you want to share your experience, please do so by writing below.

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    i tried osx86 for 5 days, and had sooo many problems just gave up.

    i am going to build a lapintosh soon from scratch in a macbook shell...

    AND

    although this doesn't help me, if this helps 1 person out with a Toshiba Satellite A205-S5804 then it's worth writing. i wish there was a guide like this for my winblows desktop downstairs
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    what are the specs for your computer down stairs?

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    what about mac osx on toshiba satellite A215-S4747 ?..... tnx

    AMD Turion 64
    ATI Radeon Graphics
    Atheros wireless
    Memory (RAM) 894 MB

    I tried Leopard-10.5.2-AMD-Efi rev2 and Kalyway10.5.2_DVD_Intel AMD don't get luck
    Last edited by wilinphilly; 08-29-2008 at 05:22 PM. Reason: specification

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    its worth giving a try, there are few distros out there that support amd processors... like leo4allv3 (the one i used) supports amd and iDeneb (its a newere release from my friend punk92 (layne) which is already 10.5.4 also comes to mind kalyway intel/amd 10.5.2 release... i would try using iDeneb v1, it should be ok... i wish you lived close that way we can try

    Anyway, if you make up your mind to try it, i will help you as much as i can

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    start downloading...... tnx

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    sure, no problem... hope we can make this work

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    I use the Kalyway distro updated to 10.5.3, and my system seems to be rock stable for my needs.

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    yes, kalyway distro was my favorite for a while now... i start liking panks release since its up to 10.5.4... less hassle if you know what i mean... i am actually running it on one of my boxes and its pretty stable too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by macciti View Post
    yes, kalyway distro was my favorite for a while now... i start liking panks release since its up to 10.5.4... less hassle if you know what i mean... i am actually running it on one of my boxes and its pretty stable too...
    I'll have to look into that.

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    Sony Vaio PCV-RS630G

    3.2GHZ Pentium 4 HT
    512MB RAM
    SoundMAX digital audio
    ATI Radeon 9200-128mb

    anything else needed

    so ive been like reading and stuff for a couple months on how to do this but i have no clue still

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    You processor should be fine, ram too, audio should be ok too with Audi97' or azalia audio patch (they are more universal) ATI graphics might be a hard one to get to work... you will most likely need to change your vendor id and device id... however even if you acheave your resolution you might not have QE support. which is essential if you want to watch movies, youtube etc... anyway i am not really familiar with ati graphics, but if you want to try, use iDened v1, it is most complete up to date release with most supported video cards and pretty much everything else...

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    This is something ive been wanting to try for a while now, hopefully you guys can helpme achieve this!!! Here are my laptop specs.

    Dell inspiron 1720
    pentium dual core @1.46ghz
    i guess i have the standard audio card sigmatel high definition audio codec
    and as far as video card mobile intel 965 express chipset family
    1gb of ram. Soon to be 2.

    Any other info needed?

    So what would i need to get started and all that good stuff? Thanks guys for all your info!!!

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    check wiki site, it seems like a guy was able to install on computer like yours using kalyway 10.5.1 + updates... here is the link HCL 10.5.2/Portables - OSx86

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    You should probably make a disclaimer about the legality of this. Its in the license agreement ti not do this

    OK nvm, I see it now
    Last edited by david77123; 09-01-2008 at 09:12 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Do you happens to know where I can
    get a copy of the driver for
    Dell 9200 with : ATI Radeon 9700 Mobility driver?
    went to ATI site, DL their version, installed it, but it says..
    not for intel processor.....
    I have installed it onto my computer for quite a while already
    works great..the only things that is driving me crazy is the resolution
    setting....it sucks
    thnx
    god bless!

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    i have had no luck finding anything that will let me install a duel boot for my...

    Toshiba M115-S3094
    Intel Centrino -Duo 1.60GHz
    1gb RAM

    NOTHING!!

    this would be awsome to get working with wireless support and all the other goodies. .. .

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    yes i did, but its not to say that EULA is necessary a law, there has been numerous cases where court has overruled EULA as not practical... plus if you familiar with Payatar (its a company that builds costume pc with mac installed) they are in a law suit with apple, apple sues them for using leopard on non-apple hardware, but psystar sues them for violating 'monopoly' law that requires os x to be installed on apple hardware alone... stating that apple vreated their EULA to make sure there are no competitors to them... will be interesting to see the outcome...

    Quote Originally Posted by koreanmasters99 View Post
    Do you happens to know where I can
    get a copy of the driver for
    Dell 9200 with : ATI Radeon 9700 Mobility driver?
    went to ATI site, DL their version, installed it, but it says..
    not for intel processor.....
    I have installed it onto my computer for quite a while already
    works great..the only things that is driving me crazy is the resolution
    setting....it sucks
    thnx
    god bless!
    i will ask around

    Quote Originally Posted by tha5150 View Post
    i have had no luck finding anything that will let me install a duel boot for my...

    Toshiba M115-S3094
    Intel Centrino -Duo 1.60GHz
    1gb RAM

    NOTHING!!

    this would be awsome to get working with wireless support and all the other goodies. .. .
    Satellite M115-S3094

    * Install Method: Kalyway 10.5.1 & Combo Update
    * Chipset: None
    * Processor: Duo
    * Audio: Works
    * LAN: Works
    * Video: Works
    * SATA & IDE: Unknown
    * Wireless doesn't work - this needs more research
    Last edited by macciti; 09-01-2008 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I have 10.5.2 installed on my AMD SSE3, Nforce4 chipset computer. Works flawlessly, after many hours of troubleshooting!
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    ye, thats what it takes sometimes... i remember trying to install os x on nVidia mobo some time ago with no luck... right now i am running 10.5.4 on my self made computer... here is the specs with tutorial... by the way if any of you are looking to build your own pc, make sure you get gigabyte mobo... great ones!!!

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