Tweet I 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. Patch the iPC DVD image – Step 1 – Installing Mac OS X 10.5.8 on AMD Athlon X2 February 23, 2010 February 23, 2010 by S H Mohanjith Tweet When booting the DVD it was always stuck at “Still waiting for root device”, this was because there was no kext for SATA chip for my motherboard (nForce 405 chip). I hope you realize that he commented in 2010 - OS X 10.5.8 was the latest. 10.4.8 is the Yosemite of you're comment's time, or the current sierra. 2nd latest major OS X (or macOS) version. And now I am commenting 2-3 years after you. Two can play at that game: 'Don't install Mac OS X on that PC, install macOS High Sierra. Maybe whatever comes. Hi I have an older computer with an athlon II x3 450 and a gtx 750ti. I’ve been wondering if I can install any version of modern macOS (preferably 10.12 or newer).
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Amd 64 Athlon X2 Processor
Location: Hackensack, NJ
Mac Os X Amd Athlon X2
ISO Size on Disk: 4.3GB
DVD Base System: Mac OS X 10.5.4 9E25 Retail
Installed OS: Mac OS X 10.5.6 with AppleDecrypt.kext and Disabler.kext (every install)
Languages Included: Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Portuguese, Polish
Items removed from DVD for Single Layer Slimming: Boot Camp (doesn't work on PCs), AdditionalSpeechVoices, Printer Drivers
Updates Included: Mac OS X 10.5.6 Combo Update, Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2, Remote Desktop Client 3.2.2
DVD Bootloader: Chameleon 1.0.11
Default installed bootloader: Chameleon 1.0.12 PC_EFI v9
DVD Boot Kernel: Voodoo Kernel 9.5.0 Final Release
MD5 Hash of iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Universal PPF5 (Final).iso: 9ceb2e8daaa182a1071a337ad9b81e3f
This is the same as iPC Public Beta patched to PPF5!
Please read the following very carefully!
IF YOU INSTALL VOODOO 9.5.0 KERNEL YOU MUST INSTALL 9.5.0 (10.5.5) SEATBELT.KEXT
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PICK A CHIPSET DRIVER TO AVOID GETTING 'STILL WAITING FOR ROOT DEVICE' IF YOU ARE NOT INSTALLING VANILLA
To the iPC Team [~pcwiz, Hara Taiki, pyrates] and to these people:
mercurysquad and the Voodoo Team, netkas, modbin, StageXNU team, zef and the Chameleon team, BuildSmart, MacLovin, Bronya, JaS, Gotoh, aquamac, DuNE, MeDevil, Taruga, stickpin, cyclonefr, DaemonES, iNoob, javalui, Chun Nan, Superhai, fassl, mackerintel, AnV, mac.nub, Steven Lin, inside, delish, lastExile, ToH, eno, Oxtie, and anyone else who I haven't mentioned!
This PPF Patch is for the iPC OSx86 Universal 10.5.6 Final ISO (aka iPC Beta with PPF5).
MD5 of original ISO: 9ceb2e8daaa182a1071a337ad9b81e3f
MD5 of PPF5 Patched ISO: 723fbe0f7f619e30e4c92c1865450a18
* Added ApplenForceATATest package for people who are having issues with the default AppleNForceATA package
You really only need to apply it if the default AppleNForceATA does not work for you (Still waiting for root device, found 0 units, etc.)
Here are some screenshots of the working installations:
NOTICE TO ALL: THE DUAL LAYER LIVEDVD VERSION OF THIS HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED AS iPC X-DL HERE: