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specs:
intel p8600 (2.4 ghz)
ddr3 ram (4 gbs)
ati radeon 4670 1gb
500 gb 7200 rpm hard drive


is there any hope for 10.6 on it?

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I have the same machine!

Dell Studio XPS 1640

No luck with Snow Leopard :'(

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Bump, just bought this laptop. Any luck with any releases?

FYI, mine is running:
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Intel Core™2 Duo processor P8700
Intel PM45 chipset
Intel 5100 wireless network connection

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I have a Dell XPS 1640.

I managed to install Snow Leopard with 10.6.2

seek files sharing : with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.0 Patched for PC

You need a USB dongle with at least 8gb.

Make sure you set device mode when flashing.

Also, use default setting during installation.

After boot in safe mode and delete the file ATIRadeonX200.kext.

You should be able to boot normally.

No success at installing network and wireless.

Any one on this ?

Can u use a kext from Leopard release on Snow Leopard ?

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I had installed Snow Leopard too, but my ATI isn't working :'(

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I have a Dell XPS 1640.

I managed to install Snow Leopard with 10.6.2

seek files sharing : with Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.0 Patched for PC

You need a USB dongle with at least 8gb.

Make sure you set device mode when flashing.

Also, use default setting during installation.

After boot in safe mode and delete the file ATIRadeonX200.kext.

You should be able to boot normally.

No success at installing network and wireless.

Any one on this ?

Can u use a kext from Leopard release on Snow Leopard ?


Can you enlighten us on your method for doing so? I've been successful with installing Leopard but not Snow Leopard using iAtkos v7. Also, by just deleting that kext that you mentioned does that give you higher resolutions?

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So I've managed to install Snow Leopard via the usb flash method, but I can't get it to boot. When I boot -v it gets Stuck at DSMOS has arrived..=(

Can anyone please make my life easier and help me out. I've been working on this for a week straight now, researching and losing sleep.

I was able to install iatkos v7 with no real problems, if thats of any value.
Thanks

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I had installed Snow Leopard too, but my ATI isn't working :'(


Is there a tutorial of how you installed snow leopard on this laptop? How did you get it to work and what installer (version of snow leopard)?

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If anyone would help, it would be greatly appreciated.

I've managed to install Snow Leopard 10.6.2 using the flash drive method mentioned above, however, I can't get the darned thing to boot. It always hangs at DSMOS has arrived.

Please any ideas? I'll write a tutorial as soon as I figure all this stuff out.

Thanks

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So I've managed to install Snow Leopard via the usb flash method, but I can't get it to boot. When I boot -v it gets Stuck at DSMOS has arrived..=(

Can anyone please make my life easier and help me out. I've been working on this for a week straight now, researching and losing sleep.

I was able to install iatkos v7 with no real problems, if thats of any value.
Thanks


You have to boot with -x -v (ie debug mode). Then you have to manually remove the atiradeon200.kext manually in debug mode.

As I said earlier you need to download VoodooPS2.kext for it to work and uncheck PS2 driver in the installation.

There are no drivers for the video card (not Leopard nor on Snow Leopard).

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You have to boot with -x -v (ie debug mode). Then you have to manually remove the atiradeon200.kext manually in debug mode.

As I said earlier you need to download VoodooPS2.kext for it to work and uncheck PS2 driver in the installation.

There are no drivers for the video card (not Leopard nor on Snow Leopard).


still wont work for some reason.
I've been booting in everyway possible as far as I know of.

Anything else? btw have u checked netkas for a driver?

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I installed Snow Leopard using Empire EFI v 1.085 booting
with -v -x install did gone well after restart it did remain on the window for login where you must
set an user and password, i did set them but the button Continue and back were locked
and all moving ok using usb mouse, because the track pad did not function, but the keyboard did,
so i did a restart, i did think it may be from my video card, so i did boot same but having
-v -x -s and then delete all ATI files, rm -r /S/L/E/ATI*
and reboot after that using efi cd just choose your partition where yo have SL and
it should boot fine, no network, no wifi, no audio, i did not tested other things.

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try searching this on google "osx86.sojugarden" i managed to install SL on my XPS1640 using his method.

but still need the right kext for graphics, sound, network, mouse & keyboard.

if anyone knows where and what kext to use please share.

cheers!

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specs:
intel p8600 (2.4 ghz)
ddr3 ram (4 gbs)
ati radeon 4670 1gb
500 gb 7200 rpm hard drive


is there any hope for 10.6 on it?


I am running Ubuntu

10.04 and I have installed on Virtual Box 3.2 OS X 10.6.3
It's running so, so.

Here is the guide
http://www.takwing.i...all1/index.html





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