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Join Date: Mar 2009
10-10-2011, 11:19 PM
If it was me, and I was Hackintoshing a Lattitude, I would check in with the folks over at OSXLATTITUDE for some info.
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Join Date: Sep 2009
10-19-2011, 01:54 PM
I am running BIOS A6 on my Latitiude 2100, and I triple-boot Windows 7 Enterprise, Mint Linux 11, and OS X 10.6.7.
Best way I have found to install OS X is to begin with NBI 0.8.3 R4 to install your 10.6.3 DVD. You will get a black screen early on in the OS X installation process, but that is just the default GMA950 driver getting in the way. Temporarily connect to an external monitor using the VGA interface, then press FN+F8 one time only (!). Disconnect the VGA cable and wait about 5 or 10 seconds. The language choice screen should magically appear by that time. Proceed with the standard installation.
When done boot from the NBI (USB or CD, whichever you used) again and choose the newly installed OS on the hard drive. Again the screen will go black. Use the VGA connect procedure again or simply wait a 5 or 10 minutes for the screen sleeper to kick in. Eventually you will be able to see the intro screens and proceed. I use auto-login and set a hot corner in the upper left so I can simply mouse up there to wake the display at each boot-up. You can also install the old GMA driver using UpdateExtra app in the /Extras folder. That will remove the black-screen issue. The Old GMA subfolder is found in the NBI Resources folder.
If you update to 10.6.7 (I don't recommend 10.6.8 on the 2100, even though I managed to make it work.) use the combo updater downloaded from Apple support site. Before you run the combo install a special NBI (20100616212351 found on Meklort's site). Then run the combo, but before your reboot (!) delete the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext from /System/Library/Extensions. Also delete any SleepEnabler kext in that folder or inside /Extra/GeneralExtensions. You should be able to restart and boot normally at that point.
You can enable sound by installing the VoodooHDA.kext. If you do all this correctly you will have every feature of the 2100 working except sleep.
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The Latitiude 2100 is a ruggedized netbook and is unlike any other machine in the Latitude line. I have visited the OSXLATTITUDE site, but it doesn't have much (if anything) that addresses the 2100 netbook.
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