Install Leopard – Leo4Allv3

this is my second tutorial step by step for leopard installation guide, simply follow the images, if you don’t know what to do then use the written explanations, if you are still having problems comment here or use my mail address and i will try to help. also try accessing the first guide located here, perhaps a better explanation can be found there and of course use the troubleshooting menu item in order to solve more complicated situations.

this guide follows the Leo4Allv3 beta it is a Leopard 10.5.2 distribution.

first burn the Leo4Allv3 (beta or final) on a DVD as slow as you can, insert it and boot the computer, first screen you will see is this, press any key:

next you will see a black and white text screen, unlike other distro Leo4All never display the gray apple screen.
after loading you see abeautiful sunset background loading
first screen appears select your install language and press continue arrow
next you see a progress bar screen
and a welcome screen with “More Information” button,
press continue,
accept the license agreement that scrolls down,
next comes the “Select Destination” screen that allow you to select the destination hard drive, if you see a blank screen like this, it means you don’t have any suitable hard drive or partition to install on (yet). if you see a hard drive that you want to install on, click on it and press continue, also read on from “Boot Step” images.
next press on the menu item Utilities and select “Disk Utility”
this screen will appear, identify on the left the hard drive you wish to install leopard on, and right click it and press “Erase”
it can be also a partition (not a hard drive) like in this image,
you may also click on the hard drive or partition to select it, and from the center tabs select “Erase” tab
after selecting “Erase” option (ether way) you need to select the “Volume Format” this is the file system you will use, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled),
at the “Name” field enter the name you would like to call that partition, it will be the name at the darwin boot menu, and the Icon of your main HD on the desktop, try not using space, special characters or non-english characters.
next press the “Erase…” button
and again on the “Erase” from the scroll down window, to confirm
notice the progress bar at the lower part it will take about 5 seconds or so,
when the progress bar disappear, choose “Quit Disk Utility” from the “Disk Utility” menu
you will return to the “Select Destination” screen only this time the recently deleted hard drive or partition will appear with the name you entered.

Boot Step:from the Utilities menu select the Terminal menu item and this window will appear,write: fdisk -e /dev/rdiskX where X stands for the hard drive number you are going to install leopard on (starting from 0 as the first drive 1 as the second etc.)
follow the commands written here and appearing in the image (a more detailed explanation can be found here start at point 4 or follow next lines):p and press enterit will display all available partition on the hard drivef  Y and press enterwhere Y stands for the partition number you want to install leopard onu and press enter,w and press enter,if it gives a warning and asks a question like in the image (A Reboot will be required) press Y and press enter,q and press enter (to quit).
next select “Quit Terminal” from the Terminal menu,
at the “Select Destination” screen select continue it will lead you to the Install Summary screen looking like this:
notice the “Customize” button at the lower left corner of the screen,
it allows you to preview and change the packages installed with leopard, at first installation you would like to leave the defaults, if things go wrong you can reinstall and start changing the selected packages, starting with selecting different kernel until it will install correctly, if your after installation the screen looks black the select different Video kext from the “Third Party Drivers”, try many combinations until you will nail it.
after pressing done in the Customize screen, and pressing Continue in the Install Summary screen, you will see this progress bar checking the validity of the DVD, (making sure it is legit and every bit is readable), you can press skip if you trust your dvd,
if the dvd is damaged or dirty or not burned correctly then you will eventually get to a screen saying installation failed since the dvd could not be validated looking like this:

if validation is OK then the Installing screen with the progress bar will appear and will take about 10-15 minutes.
at the end of a successful installation you will reach this screen that will count back 25 seconds till reboot, you may press reboot yourself or wait for the timeout to reach and the install will reboot itself
after reboot you will see this screen (note no welcome video, such a shame), press ok
next screen will ask you to press the key next to the left shift, press it once
the screen changes and ask you to press the key next to the right shift key, press it once,
now you will be notified that your keyboard has been identified, press Continue
at the next screen select your country,
if you can’t see yours, you may use the lower “Show all” checkbox, it will reveal all countries available,
next select your keyboard second language,(again you may use “Show all”)
this screen helps you to upgrade from previous mac (via fire wire, network, or other partition on this mac),
if you don’t own previous mac or you don’t want to migrate your user home directory then select “Do not transfer my information now” and press Continue,
next screen ask you to select the way you connect to the internet, choose your method or you can leave it for now and install network later,
if you selected an internet connection, then you see this next screen asking you for the parameters, such as IP Address, router address (use the help of your ISP support)
if you supply faulty configuration you will see this scroll down that allow you to press cancel in order to retry entering the data or ok, to continue without internet setup,
next you will be asked to enter your apple ID and password, leave it empty and press Continue,
next screen asks for your registration information, fill what ever you want, please note that if you have internet connection then this data will be used to send registration to apple,
next screen asks you to supply information of where and how you are going to use this mac, i select home and other, and uncheck the “Stay in touch” checkbox,
at the “Create your account” screen you setup a user that will be used to login into this mac, enter your username password and hint and press Continue,
at the next screen select the time-zone by clicking on the world map at your area and tuning using the bottom drop down menu, and press Continue,
last, adjust the clock and time, press “save” and continue,
next screen will remind you not to forget registering your data with apple, (since you are a hackintosh member, please forget), press Done,
and at last you should see your leopard home screen,
there can be many problems along the way, do not forget to use comments and Troubleshooting from the blog menu.

19 thoughts on “Install Leopard – Leo4Allv3

  1. David says:

    hi, i get stuck at the point in the disk utility, it doesnt show my hard drive or any of my partitions there as well as in the select destination screen. any help? thanks alot

    • verafirmansyah says:

      Try to using empty disk that doesn’t any partition (prefered IDE). Actually i got no problem with this installation step. good luck

    • Josh says:

      You MUST go to Disk utility sometimes you may have to keep your mouse in CONSTANT MOTION to get it to work, it doesn’t know how to use RAM, if you create RAM by moving the mouse it steals it.

      Hope this helps

  2. Hi,
    I have Thosiba A-300. did this tutorial can be applied to my laptop’s specs???
    Thanks in advance! I really wanna turn it into ToshiMac! =)

  3. macjer says:

    Hi there, I installed this packege for my hp pc, it works but none of the hardwares are working, meaning the wireless, sound, cam, litrally nothing. The other problem is it didn’t work for me when i tried to install for my other HP notebook, its intel core duo 1gb memory but for some reson it doesn’t go all the way to that sunshine page.

  4. Hussein Akberali says:

    Great steps, however i am having a problem after the successful install. It keeps reloading the Leopard installer. All your help will be deeply appreciated.



  5. Jake says:

    These look like really good steps that i think that i could follow. But I’m just wondering I’m running vista. can i change back? Also what do i need, i know i need to download something and put it on a disk but what do i need to download? If you could email me step-by-step instructions

  6. Jake says:

    Also i have too drives on my PC a 222GB (C:) and a 10GB (D:), does this mean that i can dual boot with the (C:) being Leopard and the (D:) being vista? Or if this os not possible can i change back too vista through a backup disc?
    Another of my worries are if my BLuetooth, wifi, speakers, keyboard, trackpad, camera, microphone will all work.
    Please reply,

    P.S sorry for ending my last reply as my computer froze

  7. Shahid says:

    I have a problem after successful installation, computer is not booting, not even giving darwin prompt. It keeps blinking cursor. Nothing else. Pls help me out in this.

  8. Shahid says:

    I am able to run this distro on my IBM Intellistation, but I am unable to boot if the installation DVD is not present in the Drive. Can someone suggest me a solution?

  9. Casey says:

    I’m trying to boot from the DVD, and my computer keeps rebooting right as it should be loading leo. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be cool.

  10. Josh says:

    I thank you imensly<<(most likely spelled wrong :P) Your TERMINAL idea was so BOSS!! Thank you!

  11. Jackleton says:

    Help! After the installation went great and I rebooted, it wen tin to the Darwin loader and started installation again? How do i boot into Mac OS? Help?

    • verafirmansyah says:

      after installation getting finished, try to remove your installation cd from your dvd rom.


  12. ThanhBinh says:


    I am installing this version. And i set up. But after installing, i can’t transfer information. At interface Registration Information: “I filled all information, but i can only fill 8 digits at phone number (because it doesn’t allow to fill more than 8 digits)” and the next, i click on continue. But it showed error: phone number must be 10 digits. I don’t know what is it? I can’t fill 10 digits at phone number, text box doesn’t allow to fill. But when clicking continue, it showed error. Can you send me your idea ? “”. Thanks.

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