Installing Mac OS X 10.5.8 on AMD Athlon X2

Mac OS X 10.5.8I managed to install Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an AMD Athlon X2 system after little trouble. I’ll post the procedure to make sure if I have to do it again I can easily refer and someone trying to do the same can save the trouble. This will be composed of a series of posts, a post per step.

In the mean time find out the specifications of your box. I’m using GIGABYTE GAPM61SME-S2 motherboard with AMD Athlon X2 CPU. If your specifications are just like mine go ahead and download all the files listed bellow, otherwise download 1-3 and then look for kexts for your motherboard.

System specification

  • AMD Athlon X2 2800
  • nVidia GeForce 6100/nForce 405 chipset
  • 1 x 2 GB of DDR2 DIMM
  • On board ethernet (nForce 10/1oo Mbit)
  • Realtek ALC883 CODEC chip
  • SATA HDD (nForce sata controller)
  • USB Mouse
  • USB Keyboard
  • DVD Drive

Downloads

  1. iPC OSx86 Leopard 10.5.6 Intel AMD SSE2 SSE3 DVD (Google and find out, you will have to download via Bit torrent)
  2. Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update (http://keti.ws/95282)
  3. Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update (http://keti.ws/95283)
  4. nForceLAN (http://keti.ws/94281)
  5. AppleNForceATA (http://keti.ws/95281)

Steps

  1. Patch the iPC DVD image (Otherwise the DVD will never boot)
  2. Install Mac OS X 10.5.6
  3. Remove all Intel kexts (Improves the boot time)
  4. Install Mac OS X 10.5.7 update
  5. Install Mac OS X 10.5.8 update

Await step 1, Patching the iPC DVD image tomorrow.

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3 thoughts on “Installing Mac OS X 10.5.8 on AMD Athlon X2

  1. hi,

    my laptop’s configuration is:
    AMD Athlond x2 Dual-Core QL-62 (2ghz)
    ATI Radeon 3100 512 MB
    4GB DDR2

    do you know if OS X supports this configuration?

    best regards,
    holy.s

  2. hii… i have amd athlon x2 processor mounted on ASUS m4a78/1394 mother board!! please suggest me a version of mac osx for installation on my desktop!!

  3. Nice tutorial , 1.Patch the iPC DVD image (Otherwise the DVD will never boot) this is just fucking great … did you thought for 1 sec maybe , we don’t know how to do that ? i’m just sayin…

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