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Hi everyone, I'm a newbie to the Hackintosh world, but I have spent so much time on this, I would like to make it easier for others.

Partition your hard drives appropriately, if you have XP installed on one then a dual boot is incredibly easy. Just google a guide on how to do this as it is a generic process.

Start off by downloading the TOH RC2 version of Mac OSX 10.5. This can be found on your favourite torrent site and insure that it is the "intel" version that you are downloading.

Next, find a single layer DVD-R/RW and burn the ISO file. IMPORTANT - MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE BURN SPEED AS OTHERWISE YOUR DISK WILL FAIL THE DISK CHECK.

IMPORTANT - BEFORE YOU INSTALL MAC OSX FROM THE TOH DISK, MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR MAC CONNECTED TO A SEPARATE MONITOR VIA VGA FOR THE WHOLE INSTALLATION, WITHOUT THIS ADJUSTMENT YOUR INSTALL WILL HANG ON A BLUE SCREEN AND YOU WON'T GET YOUR BEAUTIFUL HACKINTOSH.

When you turn on your Inspiron 1300, keep tapping F12 as you boot. This will open a one time boot loader. Insert your TOH RC2 DVD and select your DVD drive to boot from. When the CD is booting you will get an option to boot, or to press F8 to specify startup options. Keep tapping F8 and when you get the chance, type the following:

-F -X -V

and press enter.

Wait for the magical lines of scrolling text to complete their work. You will get many "suchandsuch failed" and "somethingorother error" lines but just ignore them, it's not a Mac, so don't expect it to act exactly like one under the hood.

If you've accurately followed the instructions above the installer should start and the boot screen should appear.

Select your language and then wait the the taskbar at the top to launch. When it has, click on utilities and open "disk manager".

Select your disk from down the side of the window. Then from the drop down box in the middle of the window change the format to "mac os extended (journaled)" and click erase. Make a note of the name of your installation drive as it will be important later.

Quit the disk manager and follow the installer. When you get to the final screen just before you click "install" click "configure" and deselect all the options available. Now press install and let it do its magic...

When the installation is complete, reboot the computer and leave the disk in the drive. Re-load the Mac installer and click on utilities when you get the chance. Select "terminal" from the menu and load it. Type the following code:

/usr/misc/script.sh VoLuMeNaMe

The volumename is the name of the Disk you have installed Mac OSX onto. This is case sensitive, so type it wrong and nothing will happen. When this is finish press CTRL+D and then restart the computer, this time without the disk. You will still need to keep the extra screen attached because we haven't patched the drivers yet.

Mac OSX should boot now, and if you tap F8 on boot you should get an option to boot your previous operating system, XP works perfectly as I am on a dual boot whilst writing this :-)

When it's booted play around with it for a bit and then get on with the driver fix. You need to download the program "Kexthelper" from www.cheetha.net. This installs the .kext files that we need for the Quartz Extreme graphics. Download the two .kexts from the links on this post (thanks to mercurysquad for his tutorial): http://www.insanelym...howtopic=141549

Install kexthelper and open it. Drag and drop the two files you downloaded into the program and press "easy install". Type your password and wait. It should be successful and if so, reboot your hackintosh.
IMPORTANT - YOU MUST PROPERLY REBOOT BY PRESSING THE APPLE LOGO IN THE TOP LEFT OF THE SCREEN AND SELECTING RESTART. IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS YOU WILL HAVE GREAT PROBLEMS BOOTING.
You will get a message saying it must edit something (can't remember now) and just press ok. When it turns off, remove the other screen and turn it on. It should now work with no jumper and full quartz extreme.

To fix the sound you must download a copy of AppleHDA patcher 1.20. Do a google search and you'll find it in 5 mins or so. Download and install the program, and drag the installed program icon onto your desktop. Now download the file attached to this post (Sigmatel9200.TXT) and save it to your desktop. Now drag the text file onto the AppleHDA patcher icon and it should begin to patch it. Insert your password when prompted and wait for it to finish. When done, restart your hackintosh PROPERLY BY CLICKING THE APPLE BUTTON IN THE TOP LEFT AND SELECTING RESTART. It will give you another message and reboot, when it reboots, your sound card will be detected and you can configure it from system preferences.

That's pretty much it! If you need any more help then message me and i'll try to lend a hand. I spent ages working this out (forgive me if its newbish but i'm only 14) and would like to save others the time and hassle. ENJOY YOUR DELL HACKINTOSH!!!

Alex

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Which options you chose in Customizepart?After installation success i jst get stuck on grey apple logo screen.. ;)

my spec: pentium M 2.0GHz, gma900, intel mobo

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Which options you chose in Customizepart?After installation success i jst get stuck on grey apple logo screen.. ;)

my spec: pentium M 2.0GHz, gma900, intel mobo


Ok, i'll try and help but a couple of questions. This guide is for Dell inspiron 1300 so ensure you've got similar specs.
Where does it hang? When booting off the disk, or from the hard drive after install? Also, when you installed did you use the -f -x -v commands?

In answer to your question; you must disable all customization offers before installing, if you enable any you are likely to fail. Keep messaging, we'll get it sorted.

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Thanks for the reply malagutial :D

Okay now i able to get to Leopard desktop, finally. A quick question..is my spec capable of installing Snow Leopard? :P

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Thanks for the reply malagutial B)

Okay now i able to get to Leopard desktop, finally. A quick question..is my spec capable of installing Snow Leopard? :)


Haha, great to help :-) To be honest, I don't know if snow leopard will work with yours. In terms of hardware power I don't think that it requires much more, and my friends have told me that it is absolutely no different to 10.5.8 so if you can get that update it would be good. The problems i'm having now are that loads of my applications crash unexpectedly. Garageband, Logic, Imovie, System Profiler all crash when I use them and I can't work out how I could fix them... I'm going to try using a different Kernel but i'm going to need to do some more research first. I've only been hackintoshing for a few weeks, and i'm only 14 :-) So i'm pretty pleased with where i am now.

If you want to get snow leopard working, have a look around the forums a bit more, i'm sure you'll find something there.

Alex

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What can you recommend for install lan drivers for Dell inspiron 1300? I did all that you say, and i have beautiful hackintosh but without LAN and I have blue screen if I don't connect extra screen =(

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hey Malagutial,

Thanks for that topic... was trying to do hack on my inspiron 1300 for the last 1,5 months and always something was not working.

The last hack i had it working on was iPC - all working beautiful but no wireless nor sound.

Following your instructions installing ToH RC2 I was surprised to notice my screen was working fine throughout the whole installation process.

I've encountered a problem after finishing installation:
- rebooted machine
- started to ToH install DVD
- run terminal (all went perfect)
- restarted machine
- got to account set up:
> country
> keyboard layout
> weather I want to restore - I got stuck in here whatever I selected was getting back to the beginning asked to select country

Found a way around that:
- on the "do you want to restore" screen I've selected to restore from Time Machine backup
- I had a backup done on iPC so I restored just an empty account from Time Machine backup run on iPC
- and got to the account

I did not have to install Video kernel as internal monitor was working fine.

Already had AppleHDAPatcher as I was using it (unsuccessfully unfortunately) patched the sigmate txt file, restart machine - and here comes the sound !!!! for the first time on my hack inspiron :) many thanks for that.

Only one thing not working - wireless ;)

in network preferences no LAN nor wireless available

Could you please send me your Systems SystemConfiguration folder and kernel for wireless card:

SystemConfiguration:
Macintosh HD/System/Library/SystemConfiguration

Kernel for wireless card would be in:
Macintosh HD/System/Library/Extensions - unfortunately I dunno which one it is as my machine is missing it :/

Any kexts related to networking or wireless if you don't mind

or maybe place a copy of your systemconfiguration and kxts on a server so that I could download.

Thanks

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hey Malagutial,

Thanks for that topic... was trying to do hack on my inspiron 1300 for the last 1,5 months and always something was not working.

The last hack i had it working on was iPC - all working beautiful but no wireless nor sound.

Following your instructions installing ToH RC2 I was surprised to notice my screen was working fine throughout the whole installation process.

I've encountered a problem after finishing installation:
- rebooted machine
- started to ToH install DVD
- run terminal (all went perfect)
- restarted machine
- got to account set up:
> country
> keyboard layout
> weather I want to restore - I got stuck in here whatever I selected was getting back to the beginning asked to select country

Found a way around that:
- on the "do you want to restore" screen I've selected to restore from Time Machine backup
- I had a backup done on iPC so I restored just an empty account from Time Machine backup run on iPC
- and got to the account

I did not have to install Video kernel as internal monitor was working fine.

Already had AppleHDAPatcher as I was using it (unsuccessfully unfortunately) patched the sigmate txt file, restart machine - and here comes the sound !!!! for the first time on my hack inspiron :) many thanks for that.

Only one thing not working - wireless :(

in network preferences no LAN nor wireless available

Could you please send me your Systems SystemConfiguration folder and kernel for wireless card:

SystemConfiguration:
Macintosh HD/System/Library/SystemConfiguration

Kernel for wireless card would be in:
Macintosh HD/System/Library/Extensions - unfortunately I dunno which one it is as my machine is missing it :/

Any kexts related to networking or wireless if you don't mind

or maybe place a copy of your systemconfiguration and kxts on a server so that I could download.

Thanks


Ok, wifi...

I've attached my systemconfiguration folder (compressed) but the extensions folder is massive. Could you specify which Kexts you want from my extensions?
Alex


What can you recommend for install lan drivers for Dell inspiron 1300? I did all that you say, and i have beautiful hackintosh but without LAN and I have blue screen if I don't connect extra screen =(


For the screen fix you need to install the attached kexts using Kexthelper <--- do a google search.
If this doesn't fix the problem then there is probably a driver clash. Backup your data and do a clean install. When installed, the first thing you do should be to install the Kexts with kexthelper, then fix audio and then set up your other apps.
I got lan working with the Intel Pro 100VE ethernet driver. Do a google search as I don't have a copy.

Hope it helps,
Alex

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how would i go about updateing?

Thanks in advance

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Hi Alex, thank you very very very much for this tutorial, now with your help my old inspiron 1300 have new chance for life in my gadget room ^) you are realy genius! thank you!

Alex

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This is great - I've been trying to Hackintosh my 1300 for months without success. One issue - how do we update? Installing 10.5.8 via software update completely crocks the system.

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Alex, i want to sincerely thank you! It's been a year since i've bought a macbook and therefore put my old Inspiron 1300 in the closet! Since yesterday i found this topic and pulled out the inspiron and thought i'll give it a shot, and yes , with your guidance it worked! Im really glad! Thank you!

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What do i type in the terminal if i named my drive OSX

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Fantastic How-To! I've always wanted to be able to do this.
Few things I noticed: WiFi worked out of the box, as did the screen. Sound, I had to fix, but after following the directions, worked fine (go figure....)

Only issue I've had thus far: If head phones are plugged in, it will play out of both the speakers and out of the headphones. I'm sure I'll figure out how to fix that (But if anyone has come up with a solution, please post)

Next step: Adding it to Active Directory :-)

Thanks for posting this awesome How-To

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If anyone is still watching this thread, I got through the entire install (using -V but not -X -F because the install hung with X and V). I used the second monitor as well, though my main worked along with it right through.

I got to the point where I pulled up Terminal and entered the script for /usr/misc above which I understand configures the ability to boot. I even had my wireless and lan working right off the bat -- and I was particularly careful to use the correct volume name.

Alas, I got the error message that the directory was not found...

After that, what could I do? I had to eventually shut it off after playing around in the mac system. It then could not load from the hard drive, it loaded once from the disc and got me back into the utility but went no further after that.

Is there any solution for the library/directory not found issue?

I also tried unmounting the volume I had mac installed on, and reentering the script. Still no joy.

Wahhh!

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GOT IT!

After I got the successful install of the mac OS (green circle with check) I DID NOT reboot, I went into terminal before it could shut down, and entered the usr/ bootfix script, and this time it RAN.

Rebooted with the second monitor, BEAUTIFUL.

The trick to getting it to boot WITHOUT the external was finding kexthelper, and using that to install the other two scripts (the apple hda patcher worked for the sound but not the graphic scripts, which kept giving me a 'malformed mach' error).

Running them through the kexthelper worked, rebooted and there is my internal LCD with my MAC.

Now, on to the LAN driver (though if I never got it I wouldn't care, I got the wireless during the initial install TEE HEE HEE!!)

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New troubles. Installed a kext from another post in the forum and got my ethernet working - but now my wireless card no longer works, airport says ' no airport card installed'.

Any way to get it back? God I do not want to reinstall this for a 5th time...

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Hi, i have a friends Inspiron 1300 with me at the mo, and you can confirm it's compatible with MACOSX?
because i have tried about ten disc's ranging from Tiger to Snow Leopard
and these discs have worked on mine and others, but say "SAM MULTIMEDIA ..." on his laptop.
i've also tried USB boot that's failed.. i am literally stuck for answers..

Can anyone give me any ideas, the discs themselves were burnt at 4x speed. It's a laptop issue but i don't know how. :mellow:

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Hi, i have a friends Inspiron 1300 with me at the mo, and you can confirm it's compatible with MACOSX?
because i have tried about ten disc's ranging from Tiger to Snow Leopard
and these discs have worked on mine and others, but say "SAM MULTIMEDIA ..." on his laptop.
i've also tried USB boot that's failed.. i am literally stuck for answers..

Can anyone give me any ideas, the discs themselves were burnt at 4x speed. It's a laptop issue but i don't know how. :)


Yeah, if you follow this guide exactly, it will work. You need the ToH RC2 disk though

Alex

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I have a whole bunch of unallocated space on my inspiron that i will use as my mac partition for dual boot with xp. Could you explain how I prepare that space for osx install?





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