After running Ubuntu Karmic Koala for about a month on the my Dell D420, I have decided to give OS X a try.
I started here.
Ended up here.
10.5 was a bust.
10.6 works great!
The process I used was:
1. Get 10.6 disc or disc image.
2. Make an external hard drive version of it.
3. Boot from the D620SLV1 disc from the second thread.
4. Choose to boot from the USB hard drive (now an install disk) and then install from it.
Since my Intel 3945 card wasn’t supported out of the box, I switched my Broadcom card from my Dell Mini 9 (now happily running Ubuntu for my daughter) so I could have working wireless. It required I run the Broadcom script found here, which adds the ID of the Dell Mini Broadcom card.
I also ordered a Dell 1490 card, which has not come yet, but I have read that this kext editing is not necessary with that card, as it is recognized as is. We’ll see.
Other than that, seems like everything I care about is working, except the SD card.
Anyone have that working on their D420?