Note: If you are building your Hackintosh for the first time, I recommend that you follow my latest tutorial here: http://menoob.com/hackintosh/hackintosh-install-a-mac-leopard-os-x-retail-dvd-on-a-pc/
If you like to be on Hackintosh 10.5.4, you can try and install the new iATKOS v4i. You can download it from the usual place where the “green thing” resides. The file is 2.64 Gb in size so expect to wait for a few hours if not a few days to download. The file is an image file so you need to burn it on a DVD drive prior to installing on a PC.
I did manage to install and boot into OS X 10.5.4 without problems but I had to edit some configuration files in order to make some of my computer peripherals work.
1) I had to edit my network configuration file in order to make my Wi-Fi work (hint: I just copied my AppleYukon2.kext from a working 10.5.3 installation and repaired permissions before rebooting).
2) On my NVidia 7200GS (same ID as 7300SE) Graphics Display, Core Image works only by software and Quartz Extreme is not supported. I tried several fixes including installing NVKush but to no avail. Finally I installed NVInstaller 5.2 using Pacifist and now graphics are a lot zippier.
To install it, use the same method I described in my post http://menoob.com/2008/06/30/new-mysticus-1053-v14b-combo-update-for-hackintosh/ . Install iATKOS v4i instead of v1.0ir2.
Select the following in Customize:
- iATKOS v4i Main System
- Darwin Bootloader
- Kernel 9.4.0
- Remove Thermal Kexts
The rest would depend on your hardware. After installing, reboot with -v -f.
You don’t need to install Mysticus 10.5.3 Update Package.
I am still using the same PC hardware I used since my first Tiger Hackintosh.
Foxconn G965 Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz Processor
ICH8R and Jmicron 361 Controller
2 GB RAM
NVidia 7200GS (same ID as 7300 SE)
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet (88E8056)
250 GB Hitachi SATA (Vista)
160 GB Seagate SATA (iATKOS v1.0ir2 + Mysticus 10.5.3 Combo Update)
160 GB Samsung SATA (iATKOS v4i)
DVD-RW Drive (with IDE to SATA Converter)