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Anyone with some advice on getting my sata working? I've tried following the directions here:

Thanks for the link! Installing the new IOATAFamily.kext does work!!!

1) you have to download the following file (from that thread's OP) IOATAFamily.kext

2) Open your /Extra/Extensions folder and remove AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext. I just moved it up a directory to the /Extra folder.

3) Drag the new IOATAFamily.kext to the /Extra/Extensions folder.

4) Run Kext Utility. (Download it if you don't already have it).

Reboot


however, i can not find AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext in my snow leopard partition. i checked in /Extra/Extensions and it d.n.e.

I followed step 3 and 4 and reboot doesnt give me access to the drives within snow leopard.

I can see my other drives when im at the boot screen with chameleon, but once inside snow i cant access it and it doesnt show up in disk util..

in my lepard install all drives are avail

help

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Instead of using the E/E folder use the main kext folder under system library extensions (I forget the exact path)

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Instead of using the E/E folder use the main kext folder under system library extensions (I forget the exact path)


thank you! worked like a charm i found the kext i needed to delete aswell.

the first time i tried your advice it gave me an error about the kext not working and unusable? but strangely i tried it again and it worked?

thank youuuuuuu <3

now if only i can get my EMU 0404 USB to work... but i think that goes in a different forum

once again THANK YOU NOTDAVE!

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I'm also looking for any help on the SLEEP issue. Computer sleeps, but does not wake. Has anybody gotten this to work, or is it not solved yet?

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I'm also looking for any help on the SLEEP issue. Computer sleeps, but does not wake. Has anybody gotten this to work, or is it not solved yet?


I tried DSDT patching (after USB fix the mobo slept, meaning fans, hdd, etc.) but no wake from sleep.
I am thinking to change the motherboard, as this issue has no fix apparently.

Regards.

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What are people using for graphics under 10.6.2?

I can upgrade with software update to 10.6.2, but when I install EFIstudio, I get kernel panics upon boot. EFIstudio works for me under 10.6.1. I'm using a Nvidia 7300GS 256mb.

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Cross posted from mattisz's blog.
Hello, all. i have a Dell Inspiron 530 I successfully installed 10.6 following these instructions, updated to 10.6.2 without problems following this guide. When I transfer my applications over from a Timemachine backup I get a KP...This was only an application transfer from a 10.6.2 machine, only the applications, no settings, no user. Thought it would be safe (famous last words), would like to get it up and running again without reinstalling, etc. Any help appreciated. Error message transcribed below.

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernal_task

Mac OS version:
not yet set

Kernal version 10.2.9: Tue Nov 3 10:35:19 PST 2009; root:xnu-1386.2.11 ~release_x86_64
venderid: 0x8086 deviceid: 0x10c0.
Not loading kext com.apple.driver.applegenericpcata - not found and kextd not available in early boot
Not loading kext com.apple.driver.applehdacontroller - not found and kextd not available in early boot
Not loading kext com.apple.driver.applehdacontroller - not found and kextd not available in early boot
System model name iMac8,1

System uptime in nanoseconds, yada yada

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What are people using for graphics under 10.6.2?

I can upgrade with software update to 10.6.2, but when I install EFIstudio, I get kernel panics upon boot. EFIstudio works for me under 10.6.1. I'm using a Nvidia 7300GS 256mb.


i used osxtools and added a custom efi string. try that.

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Thanks for the recognition. That guide took me about an hour to write and about 8 of trial and error to actually get it installed on my computer. I appreciate the props (sincerity) considering that's the first guide I've ever written and it actually worked for someone! I hope others use this guide because I have a retail Snow Leopard Dell Inspiron 530 running almost perfectly (no sleep but I don't use sleep anyway because I use my Dell as a server). Thanks again!
-Mattisz


Nice work on the guide. I've been trying to get a working SL install on my external drive before an internal install, but still no luck. Following your guide, however, it appears that SL is booting fine since I can hear the jingle from the welcome screen through my headphones, but my screen is still stuck at the verbose boot. I'm guessing this is because my graphics card isn't supported by your method, it's the ATI HD2600XT. My 530 also sports the Q6600 quad core, but wouldn't seem to be the problem here. Do you have any ideas about enabling graphics? I think that's the only remaining hurdle. Any help would be much appreciated :)

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I am planning on upgrading to 10.6. Couple of questions before I attempt to do it:

1) Sleep - does it work
2) Multiple SATA - I have 3 hard drives and 1 DVD-R drives. I am hoping all of them work in SL.

Can anyone point me to easy guide that I can follow. I am running 10.5.6 iDeneb install right now with no issues on my Dell 530.

Thanks

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Hi! Everyone
I've trying to install Retail Snow L,
in a Dell 530 that i bought 3 years ago
i tried DVD and USB method using Empire EFI with no luck :)
Im able to see the empire efi screen and choose the USB or DVD and ... that's it?
dont know what else to do i manage to install ipc os x last year but now i want to upgrade to Snow any help?
Also I Used this How To Guide:
[url="http://<a%20href="http://lifehacker.com/5351485/how-to-build-a-hackintosh-with-snow-leopard-start-to-finish"%20target="_blank">http://lifehacker.co...t-to-finish</a>"]
http://lifehacker.co...ish[/url]<br />
:(
Also I check this topic
[url="http://<a%20href="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=183983&st=120"%20target="_blank">http://www.insanelym.../a> but no help"]
http://www.insanelym...t no help<br />.
Help Please! anyone

my specs are:
Dell 530
Chipset Intel® G33/G31 Express Chipset, ICH9R
4 GB Ram
Intel Core2Quad Q6600
Ati Radeon HD2600tx
2 Sata Hdd 320GB Western Digital with
5 OS installed and working just perfect using mbr (EasyBCD)
1 Hdd (Vista, Ubuntu, XP)
2 Hdd (iPC OS X, Win 7)
bios version 1.0.16

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seems like you last couple of posters didnt read the entire thread.

start here:

http://www.mattisz.c...rd-inspiron-530

use IOATAFamily.kext to see all your drives

personally i do not use sleep so i cannot respond to your question on that

shutdown/restart works but only if i do not have any usb devices connected besides keyboard/mouse (ie. if i have an external hdd or usbcard reader connected, then when i go to shutdown it will restart)

10.6.3 update works

itunes wasn't able to update on my computer. had to fully uninstall it using apples guide on completely removing itunes step by step then install itunes afterwards. i still have this problem as a new itunes is out and i cannot update without fully uninstalling it again.

read the entire thread!

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Thanks to all who contributed to this thread, especially to weeze and mattisz. These are my first attempts at a hackintosh. My main obstacle was the graphics card: Sapphire Radeon HD4670 1GB. I think someone else had the same model mentioned earlier. I first tried weeze's instructions on page 2, but with limited success due to the confounding factor of the graphics card, but mostly due to my general incompetence.

So then I tried mattisz' guide but with a few modifications and with some further instructions concerning updating to 10.6.3 and getting the graphics to work.

1. Not quite sure if this matters, but prior to installing anything, I unplugged all unnecessary peripherals and disconnected my Windows drive, and connected a separate blank drive to SATA0. SATA1 remained blank and the CD drive was SATA4 or SATA5. The monitor was also attached via DVI. No need to mess around with RAID settings, just keep it in default IDE mode as others said.

2.Used iATKOS v7, made two partitions (don't need a Windows one) and installed Leopard on the second partition with the following options in customization (thanks to this guide suggested by mattisz): OHR, Intel SATA, Intel Gigabit (Intel82566MM for network), AppleHDA for audio and ntfs. I didn't need the nvkush (or equivalent) as the guide suggested because I don't have an nVIDIA card. Left all other settings unchanged from default.

3. Booted into Leopard partition, in safe mode (-x), otherwise would see garbled display. Inputted info, etc. then updated into 10.5.8, but I don't know if this is necessary.

4. Followed steps 4 to 9 of mattisz' guide with a retail 10.6 dmg.

5. Instead of using his Snow Leopard.zip, I used an updated version I found through his forums, which can be found here: A Chance of Snow at 5:30. It's essentially the same, except that there is no boot file present, also an updated Chameleon, etc. Thank you to amzor for uploading it. I just ignored step 13 and proceeded with steps 14 -19.

6. Followed steps 20 - 30, but whenever it says to boot verbose (-v), I had to also boot into safe mode (-x). I was able to boot into Snow Leopard, but after updating to 10.6.3 I had some problems:

6a. Boot would hang at AppleHDAController, so I had to boot into the Leopard partition again in order to remove the AppleHDA.kext and VoodooHDA.kext from the S/L/E directory of the Snow Leopard partition and replaced it with a newer ALC888 HD Audio kext and used Ktext utility to repair permissions, etc.

6b. Boot would hang at "Still waiting for root device", found out that it was the SATA controller that needed updating. I used an updated IOATAFamily.kext and that seemed to fix it.

6c. Booted into Snow Leopard again, but it would hang at "DSMOS has arrived." Found out that certain kexts for graphics caused it. Back to Leopard partition, removed ATI4600Controller.kext and both x1000 and x2000 kexts. Ktext utility again to repair.

(In retrospect, I could have combined steps 6a-c together)

7. Finally able to boot into Snow Leopard 10.6.3, though still in safe mode (-x). For the graphics issue, I ran the Beta Universal 46xx install package and rebooted. I was finally able to boot into 10.6.3 normally, not in safe mode and without garbled display.

My problem now is that, although the 46xx is finally recognized, the resolution is stuck at 1024x768 and that is the only resolution possible right now. The monitor's native resolution is 1600x900. As I said, it is connected via DVI and I haven't tried VGA. I'm still researching how to resolve this issue. If anyone has any info your help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Leuca, you beat me to the punch. I'm going to create a new thread re: the Inspiron 530 in a bit, consolidating the information in this one, since it took me a weekend of absolute hell to make this install work. I too started from Atkos, and am now using a mostly functional 10.6.3 install of Snow Leopard. (I need to get sound working, and I don't think I'll ever get display right since I'm using onboard video.) Thanks for your link of the sound kext, that's next on my list.

Re: your video issue, I haven't read anything of use yet--if I do, I'll absolutely let you know.

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I've posted my tutorial here: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=221162

Head over if you have any pointers. Thanks!

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I updated "A Chance of Snow at 5:30"
And I made a Boot CD

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I have a PNY 8400GS card and I am trying to install Snow Leopard on a Dell Inspiron 530. What EFI string will I need to get it to work correctly?

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No string needed. Just enable Graphics Enabler in Chameleon and it will do the rest for you.

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10.6.7 is an easy update for the Inspiron 530. I had no issues whatsoever.

I have lion working on my 530.
Please go to the new Inspiron 530 Lion topic for info and any conversation related to Lion and the 530.

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10.6.7 is an easy update for the Inspiron 530. I had no issues whatsoever.

I have lion working on my 530.
Please go to the new Inspiron 530 Lion topic for info and any conversation related to Lion and the 530.


Did you need to do anything? reset/reload kext's - Fix audio?

Or did you simply use apple's software updater and reboot?





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