Welcome to the iPC OSx86 Install Disc

iPC OSx86 10.5.6 Universal FINAL

OSx86 Hardware

Welcome to the iPC OSx86 Project. This project aims to create the most open, supported, and close to a Mac as possible OSx86 experience. iPC features superior driver support for pretty much all common hardware, Chameleon powered boot for SSE2, AMD, and JMicron IDE support, and a full retail install of Mac OS X, all the languages included! The only things that have been stripped out of this DVD are Xcode Tools, Printer Drivers, and Additional Speech Voices which was required to fit the distribution onto a single layer DVD disc.

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:

When you install the iPC OSx86 distro, choose only what your system has and nothing else! Do NOT select more than one driver that installs the same kexts! For example, do not select 2 SMBIOS kexts and do not select 2 AppleHDA audio drivers, etc. This will in many cases cause the install to fail.

If you get "Still waiting for root device", then make sure you install a chipset driver.
If you kernel panic on startup then try doing a bare install with only the essentials (no extra drivers).
If you get a kernel panic screen and want to see what caused it, please boot in verbose mode (-v boot flag at the F8 boot prompt).

The default bootloader of iPC OSx86 is PC_EFI v9, other bootloaders are available under "Alternate Bootloaders". The default kernel installed is 9.6.0 Vanilla kernel.

If you're on an AMD or SSE2 system you MUST choose the Voodoo 9.6.0 kernel under Kernels! The Voodoo kernel has a built in opt-code patcher so no binary patching is required!

On the first boot make sure to boot with the -f boot flag! Do this to make sure that all installed kexts are loaded properly. It is only required once.

If you installed the Chameleon with Boot Image support bootloader, and you want to activate the iPC OSx86 boot image, then boot your system and run the following command in Terminal:

sudo /BootPicture/SetupBootPicture 1024 768

If your system's sound does not work even after installing the proper sound drivers there may be an issue with the System Preferences. Go to System Preferences » Sound » Output - and make sure that "Internal Speakers" is chosen and not Headphones or something else.

If you're using an NVIDIA video card older than the 6xxx series (e.g. FX5500), you may not be able to boot with an injector installed (-v will show the boot process hang after the injector probes the card). You will then need to install the "Legacy GeForce" package to get video working. This contains working kexts for these cards from 10.5.5. Even then, though, there may be graphics glitches (issues with older cards).

DO NOT install iPC OSx86 Base System over an existing Base System!
This may cause the install to fail while installing boot.efi. It's always best to do a fresh install.




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.)


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