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Old 07-07-2010, 07:33 AM
greenkiwi greenkiwi is offline
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OK, so I followed mialemat's guide and it all installs:
http://byteco.de/2009/12/06/successf...1/#comment-594

But I'm running into problems where the internal display only covers half the screen. This makes it a little un-usable.

I've tried using SwitchResX, but that didn't seem to help. Has anyone else had this problem and figured out how to resolve it?

EDiT: OK, I figured out how to use SwitchResX, this lets me set resolutions and I can mess the screen up further, but I cannot get it to cover the full screen properly? Can I get information from how windows has it setup? Does anyone have the numbers for all the custom monitor settings?

thanks,
GK

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Old 07-08-2010, 04:05 PM
jeffintosh jeffintosh is offline
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Installing Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on Dell D630

So I have a bought copy of Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on DVD. I have a Dell D630 with the following config:

CPU: Intel Dual Core Processor, T8300, 2.4, 3MB,
HD: WD-MX160 160GB
Optical Media: Toshiba Samsung 8x DVD +-RW
Dell Minicard Network 3945ULD
2 1GB PC667 RAM

I guess I have to assume an integrated GPU.

Is it possible for me given my CPU and config to install SL 10.6.3? Where would be a good place to start?

Keep in mind my DVD is already at version 10.6.3.

Thank you!!
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:47 PM
jeffintosh jeffintosh is offline
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HI Slic,
You seem to be the man on this thread. Maybe you can help. I'm not good with this stuff, but I really wanna try to get SL on my Dell D630.
So I have a bought copy of Snow Leopard 10.6.3 on DVD. I have a Dell D630 with the following config:

CPU: Intel Dual Core Processor, T8300, 2.4, 3MB,
HD: WD-MX160 160GB
Optical Media: Toshiba Samsung 8x DVD +-RW
Dell Minicard Network 3945ULD
2 1GB PC667 RAM

I guess I have to assume an integrated GPU.

Is it possible for me given my CPU and config to install SL 10.6.3? Where would be a good place to start?

Keep in mind my DVD is already at version 10.6.3.

Thank you!!
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:50 PM
xuesumin xuesumin is offline
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thank you very much!!
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  #245  
Old 07-15-2010, 02:22 PM
zerocool zerocool is offline
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I need help

hi howoarang. You know the /Extra/ folder.......do i have to move files in that folder or a folder name folder inside /Extra/folder like that...please help
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:20 PM
howoarang howoarang is offline
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hi howoarang. You know the /Extra/ folder.......do i have to move files in that folder or a folder name folder inside /Extra/folder like that...please help

Hi, move files to /Extra/
:-)

Dell Latitude e6500
CPU: Intel C2D T9600 @ 2,8GHz / 1066MHz / 6MB
RAM: 4GB DDR2 800 MHz
VGA: NVidia Quadro NVS 160M 256MB
Sound: (working voodooHDA)
WLAN: Dell Wireless 1510 abgn @ BCM4328
LAN:' Intel
HDD: Samsung SSD 128MB SATA-II
Screen: 15,4" 1920x1200@60Hz
Snow @ 10.6.7
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:46 PM
jtillwick jtillwick is offline
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I have a D620 and have installed Snow Leopard and updated to 10.6.4. I installed all kexts and when booting, I get stuck at IOAPIC.

Did a little research and it seems to be caused by the inability to turn on AHCI mode in the D620.

Is there any work around?
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:17 PM
Drago Drago is offline
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I was able to get OSX 10.6.4 working on my Dell 630 using a couple diff tools/methods andWITHOUT a Mac.
This isnt a detailed Guide just a brief summary of how i got it to work, for those who already know a little about the process.

I used the retail OSX 10.6.3 dvd, an External Monitor, iBoot Supported, Multibeast, howoarang's dell 630 pack, and the Mac OS X 10.6.4 Combo Update.
(you will have no Internet access initially so you'll have to transfer the last 3 of these packs to your Dell via USB Flash.)

1. Burn iBoot Supported, to ISO and use it to boot from your cd drive.

(some steps courtesy of the tonymacx86 blog)
2. At Chameleon prompt, eject iBoot CD, Insert your Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail DVD and press F5.
3. Connect your laptop to your External Display, and Press "Fn" and "F8". (moves display to external monitor)
4. When you see the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail DVD Highlighted, press Enter to begin the boot process. (give Cd time to load)
(at some point the display will jump back to you LCD screen, dont ask me why i think its just an issue with DELLs and iBoot)
5. Format with Disk Utility, and Install OSX 10.6.3, ignore "Install Failed: Mac OS X Cannot Be Installed on this Volume" error at the end.
6. Restart, Boot from iBoot CD, Press "Fn" and "F8" again, and select which ever HardDrive you installed OSX to and press Enter.

7. View the Mac OS X Snow Leopard Welcome Video, and set up your computer.
(if your trackpad isnt working give it 5mins, if not you need an external keyboard/mouse. Setup your keyboard if it isn't recognized)
8. Download the Mac OS X 10.6.4 Combo Update, Multibeast, howoarang's dell 630 pack, transfer to ur Dell via Flash Drive.
9. Mount and Install the Mac OS X 10.6.4 Combo Update. DO NOT REBOOT!!!! (if you reboot repeat step 6, but no guarantees)

(Some steps courtesy of howoarang's post)
10. Unpack howoarang's dell 630 pack, put the DSDT.aml file on your Desktop.
11. Unpack and Run the MultiBeast app (if it crashes, delete the unpacked folder, and unpack it again).
12. Select UserDSDT, System Utilities and Install. (am sure you can install Chameleon 2.0 RC4 directly without this step)
(this installs Chameleon 2.0 RC4 + PC-EFI 10.5 by default but with the tonymac theme)
13. Select all kexts in Extensions folder of howoarang's pack and Drag to kextutily icon. It should install them automatically.
(don't copy kexts to /System/Library/Extension/ you'll end up with system errors before you can use the kextutily)

14. Edit your com.apple.boot.plist. Add "<string>pmVersion=20</string>" under your kernel flags entry "<key>Kernel Flags</key>". If there is already a kernal flag string under "<key>Kernel Flags</key>", modify it. For example change "<string>arch=i386</string>" to "<string>arch=i386 pmVersion=20</string>"

15. Eject all USBs drives, CDs, DVDs etc, cross your fingers and Reboot.

Am sure some of these steps can be streamlined, changed, skipped. But after see 50+ kernel panics and reimaging 15+ times with various guides. I just happy to have a working system for now. (no wifi though)

My specs...

CPU: Intel C2D T7500 @ 2,2GHz / 800MHz / 4MB
VGA: Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
Sound: Sigmatel Audio 9205
LAN Broadcom Ethernet 5751
HDD: WDC 160GB SATA-II (AHCI)
Screen: 14,1" 1280x800@60Hz

Last edited by Drago; 08-06-2010 at 09:36 PM.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:20 AM
Adrenaline1965 Adrenaline1965 is offline
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Yes, you can. External monitors work at up to 1900x1200. The only thing stock that doens't work with that machine is the wireless card. I;d suggest getting a Dell 1390 card which is a drop-in replacement for the existing card:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Dell-DW-1390-b-g...item5188edd5e7

$9.95 US + free shpping.

I'm running 10.6.2 and Windows 7 side by side, NVS140M works fully including live resolution change through display preferences with chameleon RC4 using GraphicsEnabler.

Parallels 5 works, run Win7 in both Coherence mode and natively boot through chameleon. Everything else works. It's an amazing MAC laptop.
Replacing my original WiFi Card with a DELL 1390 Card did the trick to get the wireless working on my Latitude D830! Thanks a lot NIpsmG!

The only issue was that the original WiFi Card was connected to three internal antenna's (via white, grey and black wires), while the DELL 1390 Card only has two connector. So I only connected two of the three antenna's/wires (white and black) and I seem to have excellent connectivity. Does anybody know which combination is actually the best (white + black, white + grey or grey + black)?

The only remaining issue with my mobo is the unability to properly shut down or restart. I can get it to log out and shut down the complete Mac OS, but the machine itself does not switch off so I have to switch it off manually by pressing the on/off button for 5 seconds or so. Does anyone have a solution for this one? Thanks in advance!

Greetz,

Bruno

Last edited by Adrenaline1965; 08-19-2010 at 05:41 PM.
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  #250  
Old 08-14-2010, 04:58 AM
twistacatz twistacatz is offline
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Fsb

I have everything working great on my D630 but I have one issue I can't figure out. My FSB is set to 181 even thought in my smbios.plist file I have SMexternalclock set to 200. I've also tried to force the FSB to 200 at the command line before the computer boots but I've been unsuccessful. Can anyone point me in the right direction.

Thanks!



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