Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mac OSX86 - iATKOS v4i (Leopard 10.5.4 DVD)

Mac OSX86 - iATKOS v4i (Leopard 10.5.4 DVD)
10.5.4 main system of v4i including modbin 9.4.0 kernel is compatible
for darwin x86 non-efi mbr systems by default. Users can select stock
packages for efi systems.
- Like the v2i, v4i also includes netkas pc-efi 8, supports GPT (Guid Partition Table) and MBR (Master Boot Record).
- Some system bugs of v2i including some link errors are fixed.
- Improved sata support. I had no chance to test it so you will do it
Includes speedstep support for compatible cpu's like the older versions
of the team. Speedstepping package includes 9.2.0 speedstep kernel.
- 2.64 GB dvd size.

Welcome to iATKOS v4i Installation..

Credits goes to Apple and OSX86 community..

prepared by uphuck, eskurza and the rest of OSX86.Türk team..

Special thanks to people that support our work..


1- This DVD is designed for Intel architectures.
Minimum requirements: Intel SSE3 CPU, 512MB RAM, 12GB free space on target partition.

2- This DVD includes Apple's OS X Leopard 10.5.4 (9E17) installation.

Make sure that the md5 checksum of your iATKOS iso image matches the
one posted on our website. Otherwise you may have a faulty DVD image.
Use quality media/burner and burn slowly.


This release supports GPT (Guid Partition Table) partition map scheme.
You can change your partition table type to GPT via Disk Utility or
some other partition managers. We advice Parted Magic Live CD which is
based on GParted.

- This release also includes Darwin EFI
emulation boot for MBR (Master Boot Record) harddrives. Intel Core CPUs
can use stock kernel and stock ACPIPlatform with EFI emulation on MBR
and with GPT. This increases stability and performance.

- Intel
CoreDuo Processors have appropriate SpeedStep Technology which is
stable in OS X. If you have such processor, you can enable throttling
feature using the "SpeedStep" package which you can find under system
drivers section. Don't select any of the kernels with speedstep support
if you don't want to have kernel panic.

- There are some boot options for some various hardware. Boot DVD, press F8 and enter:
nforce -v
for nForce motherboards with intel SSE3 CPU
nforce_core -v
for nForce motherboards with Intel Core CPU
toh -v
for booting with ToH 9.2.0 kernel which works nice on many types of hardware


1- Run Disk Utility via Utilities menu and erase the target partition for clean install. Do partitioning if you need to.

You can choose MBR (Master Boot Record) or GPT (Guid Partition Table)
via partitioning options. If you want to change your existing partition
table type, know that all your existing data on disk will be gone.
For Windows fellows that has not tested this amazing system yet and
that does not want to loose their windows software, porn and
virus&trojan archive on D:\, should use Parted Magic Live CD for
preparing an active primary target partition and after that, just erase
it via diskutil. Jump to Step 2.

2- Select the destination for installation.

3- Click customize and select what you need.

4- Click Install.

Install time is about 20 minutes.


4i has no integrated procedure for multibooting but preparing a
multiboot GPT or MBR system with this release is easier than ever.

Here is a ''How To'' for GPT and MBR triple boot including Mac-Vista-Linux.

- MBR (Master Boot Record) triple boot -

Change your partition table type to MBR (msdos type) and create 3
primary partitions by using Parted Magic Live CD or iATKOS Disk
Utility. HFS+ format for OS X target, Fat32 for the others.
%99.99999 of the PC harddrives already have MBR partition map scheme
(msdos type) which you can change it to GPT via Parted Magic CD or
iATKOS Disk Utility if you like to.

- Add boot flag to Vista or
Linux target and install the OS' in any order you like. For linux, do
not install bootloader to MBR, install it to linux root.

- Boot iATKOS 4i DVD and install OS X to its target as usual.

Now you need to repair Vista. Add boot flag to Vista partition, boot
Vista DVD, select repair, add boot flag to OS X partition, thats all.

Now you have triple boot on MBR.

Note: Adding boot flag to MBR partitions: Boot Parted Magic Live CD, right click to partition, select flags and click to boot.

- GPT (Guid Partition Table) triple boot -

Change your partition table type to GPT (Guid Partition Table) and
create 3 partitions by using Parted Magic Live CD or iATKOS Disk
Utility. HFS+ format for OS X target, Fat32 (msdos) for the others.

- Boot iATKOS 4i DVD, install only bootloader to OS X target. ***

- Boot Vista DVD and install it to first Fat32 partition.
System marks first Fat32 partition for booting Foreign OS'. If you
choose other than first Fat32 as target for Vista, then during
installation, system will not continue install process at first Vista

- Boot Linux media and install the OS. Install the bootloader to linux root.
Some live linux cd stuff (knoppix, kanotix, parsix, etc.) has built-in
installer applications and they use gparted for partitioning and
formatting targets. At this point, formatting target to linux fs via
Gparted is not a good choice, use unix fdisk just for changing the
target partition type from ''c0'' to ''83'' which is linux partition
type and then continue installation.)

- Boot iATKOS 4i DVD and install OS X as usual.

Now you have triple boot on GPT, thats all.

As you see, preparing multiboot system on GPT is more practical and easier.
Darwin on GPT will see other OS' as Foreign Boot.

For pro-users: You can re-install Darwin bootloader by booting the
iATKOS DVD with -s. Boot with -s and enter darwin command, follow the
instructions. For MBR HD, you can add boot flag via fdisk after darwin

Known Issues:

1- Jmicron IDE controllers are known to have issues with OS X.

Some 965 chipset MSI and ASUS motherboards (desktop and laptop) have
issues with this OS. ACPI errors while booting with DVD and also with
hd. You can face panics with multicore cpu's on some uncompatible mobo

3- This dvd may not include all the necessary drivers
required by your setup. Additional steps may be needed to be taken by
the user to setup and use such components.

4- Be sure that the
labels of your hfs+ partitions are not similar. ie. Mac 1, MacOS or
Leopard X, Leopard Y. Installer may fail to determine the target
partition to install the system if the labels match.

Unsuccessful Installation and Related Symptoms:

1- I get the error " is not found" while booting the DVD

--> You are probably trying to boot from an unsupported controller.
~ You should use usb dvd rom drive, or you may need sata-ide convertor for your dvd rom drive (jmicron).

2- System freezes at grey screen by booting the DVD.

--> You probably have an unsupported chipset.
*965 chipset ASUS or MSI motherboard/laptop
*many VIA, SIS, ATI chipset motherboards
~ Change your hardware
~ A patch can be possible for 965 ASUS/MSI hardware, so keep on watching this community.

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