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'''NOTE:''' This article is still work in progress - by [https://bbs.archlinux.org/profile.php?id=38293 kcirick]
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This article is intended specifically for Macbook(4,2) (late September 2008) model.  If you have other Macbook model, please see [[MacBook|here]].
This article is intended specifically for Macbook(4,2) (late September 2008) model.  If you have other Macbook model, please see [[Macbook|here]].
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== The Model ==
 
== The Model ==
To make sure that you have the right model, here is the list of system specifications for Macbook(4,2) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbook]
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To make sure that you have the right model, here is the list of system specifications for Macbook(4,2) [[wikipedia:Macbook]]
  
 
* '''Release Date''': October 14, 2008
 
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=== Wireless Setup ===
 
=== Wireless Setup ===
This model of Macbook has Broadcom BCM4328(rev03). There are two methods: (a) using Ndiswrapper or (b) using broadcom-wl
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This model of Macbook has Broadcom BCM4328(rev03). There are two methods: (a) using [[ndiswrapper]] or (b) using {{AUR|broadcom-wl}}
 
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==== Ndiswrapper ====
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# Install ndiswrapper:
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<pre>
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# pacman -S ndiswrapper
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# Download the driver from [http://myspamb8.googlepages.com/R151517-pruned.zip here] (from [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Feisty_No-Fluff Ubuntu Community Documentation])
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# Unarchive the zip file (install 'unzip' first)
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# ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf
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# ndiswrapper -l
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# ndiswrapper -m
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# Test the new module. If you see something similar, then it's successful
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OUTPUT REQUIRED
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==== Broadcom-wl ====
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# Download the broadcom-wl package from [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=19514 AUR]
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# Remove the conflicting modules:
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# rmmod b43
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# rmmod ssb
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MODULES=(lib80211 wl !b43 !ssb ...
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Latest revision as of 22:32, 27 February 2016

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Notes: please use the first argument of the template to provide more detailed indications. (Discuss in Talk:MacBook4,2 (late 2008)#)

This article is intended specifically for Macbook(4,2) (late September 2008) model. If you have other Macbook model, please see here.

The Model

To make sure that you have the right model, here is the list of system specifications for Macbook(4,2) wikipedia:Macbook

  • Release Date: October 14, 2008
  • Model Numbers: MB402*/B
  • Display: 13.3-inch glossy widescreen LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution (WXGA, 16:10 = 8:5 aspect ratio)
  • Front Side Bus: 800 MHz
  • CPU: 2.1 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (T8100)
  • Memory: 1 GB (two 512 MB) 667 MHz PC2-5300 - Expandable to 4 GB
  • Graphics: Intel GMA X3100 using 144 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 120 GB - Optional 160 GB or 250 GB
  • Wireless: Integrated 802.11a/b/g/n (Broadcom BCM4328 rev03)
  • Slot Drive: 4× DVD+R DL writes, 8× DVD±R read, 4× DVD±RW writes, 24× CD-R, and 10x CD-RW recording
  • Included OS: Mac OS X v10.5.4
  • Battery: 55-watt-hour removable lithium-polymer

Installation

Incomplete - Work in Progress

Preliminaries

Back up your data

You should backup before you begin the installation. It suffices to just backup the Users directory (/Users/user/ where user is the name of the username in OSX) onto external hard drive or USB stick.

Install rEFIt

Before you begin, you should install rEFIt, the bootloader for EFI-based computer, such as the Intel Macbooks.

  1. Download the .dmg
  2. Install the program
  3. run:
cd /efi/refit; ./enable.sh

Note for single-boot

However, if you are going to erase OS-X and plan on single-boot, then you need to also back up

/System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBVideoSupport.kext/Contents/MacOS/AppleUSBVideoSupport

You will need this for iSight functionality

Partitioning

TODO

Single-boot (Arch Linux Only)
Dual-boot (Arch Linux + OS-X)
Triple-boot (Arch Linux + Windows + OS-X)

Install Arch Linux

TODO

System Configuration

TODO

Xorg Setup

Video

Touchpad

Keyboard

Wireless Setup

This model of Macbook has Broadcom BCM4328(rev03). There are two methods: (a) using ndiswrapper or (b) using broadcom-wlAUR

See Broadcom wireless for more information.