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The GX520 comes with 3 processors
Intel® Pentium® D Processor with Dual Core Technology Up to 820 (2.8GHz,2X1M,800MHz FSB)
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology Up to 650 (3.4GHz,2M,800MHz FSB)
Intel® Celeron® D Processor Up to 351 (3.2GHz,256K,533MHz FSB)
and 3 case case configurations, mini tower, desktop and SSF (small form factor). The GX620 comes in an additional case an UltraSmallFormFactor. All share the same motherboard chipset and integrated audio, video & wired network (shown in my sig below).
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8086;Intel Corporation;2770;82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub;Bridge;Host bridge8086;Intel Corporation;2776;82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller;Display controller;Display controller8086;Intel Corporation;27cc;N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller;Serial bus controller;USB Controller8086;Intel Corporation;27de;82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller;Multimedia controller;Multimedia audio controller8086;Intel Corporation;27df;82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller;Mass storage controller;IDE interface8086;Intel Corporation;27c0;N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller;Mass storage controller;IDE interface8086;Intel Corporation;27da;N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller;Serial bus controller;SMBus8086;Intel Corporation;27cb;N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4;Serial bus controller;USB Controller8086;Intel Corporation;27ca;N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3;Serial bus controller;USB Controller8086;Intel Corporation;27c9;N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2;Serial bus controller;USB Controller8086;Intel Corporation;27c8;N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1;Serial bus controller;USB Controller8086;Intel Corporation;27b8;82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge;Bridge;ISA bridge8086;Intel Corporation;2772;82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller;Display controller;VGA compatible controller8086;Intel Corporation;2771;82945G/GZ/P/PL PCI Express Root Port;Bridge;PCI bridge8086;Intel Corporation;27d2;N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2;Bridge;PCI bridge14e4;Broadcom Corporation;1677;NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express;Network controller;Ethernet controller8086;Intel Corporation;27d0;N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1;Bridge;PCI bridge8086;Intel Corporation;244e;82801 PCI Bridge;Bridge;PCI bridge

I would suggest that you read right through and then re-read to make sure you understand each step and/or download/print for future reference

Please read the EDITS before posting a question.

What you need for install
1- Access to a MAC or Hack (Running 10.0-10.6 doesn't matter which)
2- Mac OS X Install DVD
3- 8GB or larger External USB Drive or Flash Drive
4- myHack installer found here http://osx86.sojugar...r-1-1-released/
UPDATE- Updated myHack for the 10.6.4 Legacy Kernel http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=242
5-Carbon Copy Cloner (free) found here http://www.bombich.com/
6-One Kext each for Audio, Lan & Video Note for video with 10.6.3-4 you only need one kext for video but
if you are installing form an earlier DVD or image you will need to upgrade to at least 10.6.3, if not a DSDT
or GFX Strings will be needed (kexts posted below)
7-Common sense & patience.

This method differs from the method on the myhack site as I found this simpler. I will call the Mac or Hack used to do this "Donor" the USB drive "Install"

INSTALLATION -- Attach USB drive to "Donor" computer. Open Disk Utility and partition the USB drive. Use one partition Mac OS extended journaled and under options pick GUID partition table.

Insert Mac OS X Install DVD. DO NOT click on the install Mac OS X when it pops up.
In the Finder Go Menu- Go to folder-type /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages..Open 'OSInstall.mpkg NOT OSInstall.pkg or the upgrade.pkg ..MAKE SURE that the destination chosen is the external drive "Install" Under the custom tab, uncheck printer drivers, languages, fonts etc, if you need any of these, they can be installed later. When the install is finished, close the installer.

Note: If you get an installation failed message after install it is safe to ignore it, this is a common but inconsistent error. It happens when the installer can not “bless” the targeted partition and it believes your system will not be bootable.

Next (still on 'Donor" computer open the myHack.mpkg. It is most IMPORTANT that you change install location to the USB drive "Install"
Check the following options..com.apple.Boot.plist......Graphics Enabler....Chocolate Kernel......evOverboot.kext......IOATAFamily.kext....
..IONetworkingFamily.kext.....Elliotforcelegacy.kext.......NullCPUPowerManagement.kext--
Close myhack installer when finished.
Attached File  by_default_2010_10_01_at_________5.38.38_AM.png   78.68KB   1929 downloads

Copy Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) and myHack.mpkg all these attachments to the USB disc "Install" They will be needed later.
Attached File  Chameleon_2.0_RC4.zip   882.04KB   965 downloads
Attached File  AppleAC97Audio.kext.zip   234.91KB   950 downloads
Updated KextAttached File  AppleAC97Audio.kext.zip   210.57KB   1378 downloads
Attached File  AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext.zip   206.88KB   1392 downloads
Attached File  AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext.zip   65.67KB   1303 downloads EDIT For DSDT for Video see Post #4 below. If you intend to do the dsdt DON"T install frame buffer kext.
Attached File  Kext_Utility.zip   57.02KB   1106 downloads

Eject and unplug "Install" from "Donor"

TRANSFER TO OPTIPLEX -- Plug in USB "Install" to your Dell Optiplex. Boot dell and enter Bios (tap F2 key while starting) Under Drives/Sata operation choose Combination, save and exit bios now Tap F12 to enter boot options, choose USB device. When you see the Chameleon Boot loader screen tap the space bar and type -v If the boot hangs this will help. Be patient the first boot always take time.
You should get to the OS X setup screen, you will not have sound or ethernet or accelerated graphics yet, will fix that later.

TRANSFER from "Install" to Dell Optiplex Hard Drive-- You should now be booted into OS X on the Dell from the USB Drive. Open Disk Utility and partition the Dell Internal Drive. If you want to dual boot with Windows Later have two partitions on Mac os extended and one NTFS (or DOS) or you may want to have a partition for your OS X backup, or three partitions MAC-Windows-Backup. or just one partition. For simplicity now name your os x partition "MAC" Whatever you choose go ahead and do it.

When you have finished partitioning open CCC, set source to"Install", destination to "MAC" settings to copy all and erase destination unchecked. Go ahead and clone.
When cloning is finished run myhack again with the same settings, destination "MAC" .. or simpler run the Chameleon installer if you downloaded it earlier again select destination "MAC". Either method will do the same, that is, install the boot loader to the internal drive.

Now restart and boot from "MAC"



EDIT For Onboard Network problems. With some routers a "mac address has to be set. Thanks to Weazlmon for this solution
Open a terminal window and type (not sure if you need to sudo -s first):

cd /etc
sudo nano rc.local

edit the end of the file with:

ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

where you replace the xx's with your actual MAC address

press ctrl-x, and select y to save it.



OK Video, Audio & Lan--- Move the kexts & kext utility to desktop, Unzip them all. Drag audio, ethernet & framebuffer kexts onto kext utility icon and it will install them and rebuild caches and permissions automatically. when it is finished reboot and all will be working.


UPDATE to 10.6.4 -- Don't update via Software Update
If you have 10.6.0-10.6.2 download the combo update here http://support.apple...iewlocale=en_US
If you have 10.6.3 you can get away with the slightly smaller update here http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1049.
Download the 10.6.4 Legacy Kernel from http://www.insanelym...howtopic=221599
Run the 10.6.4 update but DON"T RESTART
Run MyHack installer (same settings as above)-DON"T RESTART
Run 10.6.4 Legacy Kernel installer-DON"T RESTART
Re install framebuffer kext with kext utility
Now restart

UPDATE to 10.6.5 --Don't update via Software Update
If you have 10.6.0 -10.6.3 Download the 10.6.5 Combo Update from Apple
If you have 10.6.4 you can download the smaller 10.6.5 Update.
Run the update - DON"T RESTART
Download and install 10.5 Legacy Kernel
http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1588262
Now restart -If you have not done the DSDT fix for Video. you will have to reinstall the frame buffer kext.

UPDATE to 10.6.6
If you have 10.6.5 Download and install the 10.6.6 update http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1343
If you have 10.6.4 or earlier, Download and install the 10.6.6 combo update .http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1349 If you use the combo update install Legacy Kernel before restart
If you have not done the DSDT fix for Video. you will have to reinstall the frame buffer kext.
10.6 Legacy Kernel available http://blog.nawcom.com/?p=538
UPDATE to 10.6.7
Read the previous updates re Kernel & GMA 950 frame buffer. If you have a DSDT fix for Video & using the Vanilla kernel boot file patch just update via software update. If not here is the new kernel for 10.6.7 http://dl.nawcom.com...-10.7.0.pkg.zip

EDIT _ EDIT You can now run the vanilla kernel
Thank you to scififan68 for this
See here http://osx86.co/f36/...l-cpu-to-t6737/
Attached File  boot.zip   194.23KB   584 downloads
Attached File  NullCPUPowerManagement.kext.zip   28.28KB   501 downloads
Attached File  Chameleon.699.zip   7.68MB   581 downloads
See posts 117-124
Change com.apple.boot.plist in extra folder to
<key>Kernel</key>
<string>mach_kernel</string>
If you upgrade "Chameleon" at any time you must replace the "Boot" file again. I suggest you leave the "Legacy Kernel" in place so that you can boot "legacy_kernel" at the boot prompt in case of problems.


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Hey, I have the GX620 and the onboard GMA 950 is working perfectly(as well as my nvidia card) with only vanilla kexts , with a minor dsdt patch. It's even immune to updates! (full dsdt with both parts attached) This is just the best method for getting video working, forget that patched kext, because it has annoying artifacts anyways.
EDIT: only works with lcd monitors.

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Great instructions - however I'm getting a "can't find chocolate_kernel" at boot.

Any idea why this would be happening? In my 520's bios, I've set the USB device as the first device in the boot order sequence.

Any help would be appreciated!

UPDATE:
I simply re-ran the installation on the usb drive and it did not fail - I was able to boot and install!

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Hey, I have the GX620 and the onboard GMA 950 is working perfectly(as well as my nvidia card) with only vanilla kexts , with a minor dsdt patch. It's even immune to updates! (full dsdt with both parts attached) This is just the best method for getting video working, forget that patched kext, because it has annoying artifacts anyways.


For those who wish to compile their own dsdt, and I would recommend making your own instead of using someone else's, go here http://www.insanelym...howtopic=223205. This is very easy to use and the patches you need (DTGP & GMA950 Desktop) are included. There is a link to a video tutorial a well. If you have trouble with a compile error (length) or get a blank grey screen, read posts on pages 18-19-20. For grey screen or KP problems- Google "Remove dsdt.aml single user"

And you need to replace the  AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext from the guide with the original (vanilla) kext.

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The GX520 comes with 3 processors an intel® Pentium® 4 dual core, Intel® Celeron® D & Intel® Pentium® D and 3 case case configurations, tower, desktop and SSF (small form factor). The GX620 comes in an additional case an UltraSmallFormFactor. All share the same motherboard chipset and integrated audio, video & wired network (shown in my sig below).

I would suggest that you read right through and then re-read to make sure you understand each step and/or download/print for future reference

What you need for install
1- Access to a MAC or Hack (Running 10.0-10.6 doesn't matter which)
2- Mac OS X Install DVD
3- 8GB or larger External USB Drive or Flash Drive
4- myHack installer found here http://osx86.sojugar...r-1-1-released/
5-Carbon Copy Cloner (free) found here http://www.bombich.com/
6-One Kext each for Audio, Lan & Video Note for video with 10.6.3-4 you only need one kext for video but
if you are installing form an earlier DVD or image you will need to upgrade to at least 10.6.3, if not a DSDT
or GFX Strings will be needed (kexts posted below)
7-Common sense & patience.

This method differs from the method on the myhack site as I found this simpler. I will call the Mac or Hack used to do this "Donor" the USB drive "Install"

INSTALLATION -- Attach USB drive to "Donor" computer. Open Disk Utility and partition the USB drive. Use one partition Mac OS extended journaled and under options pick GUID partition table.

Insert Mac OS X Install DVD. DO NOT click on the install Mac OS X when it pops up.
In the Finder Go Menu- Go to folder-type /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD/System/Installation/Packages..Open 'OSInstall.mpkg NOT OSInstall.pkg or the upgrade.pkg ..MAKE SURE that the destination chosen is the external drive "Install" Under the custom tab, uncheck printer drivers, languages, fonts etc, if you need any of these, they can be installed later. When the install is finished, close the installer.

Note: If you get an installation failed message after install it is safe to ignore it, this is a common but inconsistent error. It happens when the installer can not “bless” the targeted partition and it believes your system will not be bootable.

Next (still on 'Donor" computer open the myHack.mpkg. It is most IMPORTANT that you change install location to the USB drive "Install"
Check the following options..com.apple.Boot.plist......Graphics Enabler....Chocolate Kernel......evOverboot.kext......IOATAFamily.kext....
..IONetworkingFamily.kext.....Elliotforcelegacy.kext.......NullCPUPowerManagement.kext--
Close myhack installer when finished.
Attached File  by_default_2010_10_01_at_________5.38.38_AM.png   78.68KB   1929 downloads

Copy Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) and myHack.mpkg all these attachments to the USB disc "Install" They will be needed later.
Attached File  Chameleon_2.0_RC4.zip   882.04KB   965 downloads
Attached File  AppleAC97Audio.kext.zip   234.91KB   950 downloads
Attached File  AppleBCM5751Ethernet.kext.zip   206.88KB   1392 downloads
Attached File  AppleIntelIntegratedFramebuffer.kext.zip   65.67KB   1303 downloads
Attached File  Kext_Utility.zip   57.02KB   1106 downloads

Eject and unplug "Install" from "Donor"

TRANSFER TO OPTIPLEX -- Plug in USB "Install" to your Dell Optiplex. Boot dell and enter Bios (tap F2 key while starting) Under Drives/Sata operation choose Combination, save and exit bios now Tap F12 to enter boot options, choose USB device. When you see the Chameleon Boot loader screen tap the space bar and type -v If the boot hangs this will help. Be patient the first boot always take time.
You should get to the OS X setup screen, you will not have sound or ethernet or accelerated graphics yet, will fix that later.

TRANSFER from "Install" to Dell Optiplex Hard Drive-- You should now be booted into OS X on the Dell from the USB Drive. Open Disk Utility and partition the Dell Internal Drive. If you want to dual boot with Windows Later have two partitions on Mac os extended and one NTFS (or DOS) or you may want to have a partition for your OS X backup, or three partitions MAC-Windows-Backup. or just one partition. For simplicity now name your os x partition "MAC" Whatever you choose go ahead and do it.

When you have finished partitioning open CCC, set source to"Install", destination to "MAC" settings to copy all and erase destination unchecked. Go ahead and clone.
When cloning is finished run myhack again with the same settings, destination "MAC" .. or simpler run the Chameleon installer if you downloaded it earlier again select destination "MAC". Either method will do the same, that is, install the boot loader to the internal drive.

Now restart and boot from "MAC"

EDIT For DSDT for Video see Post #4 below. If you intend to do the dsdt DON"T install frame buffer kext.

OK Video, Audio & Lan--- Move the kexts & kext utility to desktop, Unzip them all. Drag audio, ethernet & framebuffer kexts onto kext utility icon and it will install them and rebuild caches and permissions automatically. when it is finished reboot and all will be working.


UPDATE to 10.6.4 -- Don't update via Software Update
If you have 10.6.0-10.6.2 download the combo update here http://support.apple...iewlocale=en_US
If you have 10.6.3 you can get away with the slightly smaller update here http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1049.
Download the 10.6.4 Legacy Kernel from http://www.insanelym...howtopic=221599
Run the 10.6.4 update but DON"T RESTART
Run MyHack installer (same settings as above)-DON"T RESTART
Run 10.6.4 Legacy Kernel installer-DON"T RESTART
Re install framebuffer kext with kext utility
Now restart

More info on SL on GX520 here http://www.insanelym...howtopic=191179

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****Any suggestion on how to improve guide welcome ****

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Getting gray screen plz help me

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Getting gray screen plz help mGetting gray screen plz help me

I have ALREADY answered this question for you in this post http://www.insanelym...p;#entry1561993
ONCE AGAIN
IF you put the dsdt.aml in your Extra folder
Boot in single user mode -s
type mount -uw /
hit enter
type rm -rf /extra/dsdt.aml
hit enter
type exit
hit enter

IF you put the dsdt.aml in root
Boot in single user mode -s
type mount -uw /
hit enter
type rm -rf /dsdt.aml
hit enter
type exit
hit enter

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I have ALREADY answered this question for you in this post http://www.insanelym...p;#entry1561993
ONCE AGAIN
IF you put the dsdt.aml in your Extra folder
Boot in single user mode -s
type mount -uw /
hit enter
type rm -rf /extra/dsdt.aml
hit enter
type exit
hit enter

IF you put the dsdt.aml in root
Boot in single user mode -s
type mount -uw /
hit enter
type rm -rf /dsdt.aml
hit enter
type exit
hit enter


I typed this before i messaged you srry

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Great walk through everything working sort of for the life of me I Can't get this thing on the Internet I've put in it's own ip settings and also used auto dhcp have been trouble shooting this for a while now only thing i can think of is this thing hates my router i cant even ping it. I've tested out 2 other routers that i have on the network but it hates the wrt610n that goes out to Internet I think it has something to do with the mac address by 00:00:00:00:00:00 I don't run any mac filtering on that router maybe it has some built in {censored}. I've tried to spoof my mac address but terminal comes back with bad value no matter what i set it to. Any thoughts?

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Great walk through everything working sort of for the life of me I Can't get this thing on the Internet I've put in it's own ip settings and also used auto dhcp have been trouble shooting this for a while now only thing i can think of is this thing hates my router i cant even ping it. I've tested out 2 other routers that i have on the network but it hates the wrt610n that goes out to Internet I think it has something to do with the mac address by 00:00:00:00:00:00 I don't run any mac filtering on that router maybe it has some built in {censored}. I've tried to spoof my mac address but terminal comes back with bad value no matter what i set it to. Any thoughts?


Seen this problem once before, was because of the type of modem/router being used, most work happily with no mac address.
When you say you tried to spoof it. What do you mean? Have you tried

sudo ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx Where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is your mac address, get it from windows or a linux live cd

and if you need it to be set at boot search for "setmac".

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Seen this problem once before, was because of the type of modem/router being used, most work happily with no mac address.
When you say you tried to spoof it. What do you mean? Have you tried

sudo ifconfig en0 ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx Where xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx is your mac address, get it from windows or a linux live cd

and if you need it to be set at boot search for "setmac".

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Wow yeah i was going crazy there for a while was so happy when i first got Mac os on this old Dell that I've kept around for so long cause it's nice and small but damn I now hate that cisco wrt610n going to change that firmware to dd-wrt asap. I changed out with another router setup the ip and dns instant internet woot!! My thanks goes out to the OP and the people that put these mods/hacks/kext installers all that stuff together. Now to find a good post on hp mini 1000. who know maybe after that my i7 yeah right???

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Wow yeah i was going crazy there for a while was so happy when i first got Mac os on this old Dell that I've kept around for so long cause it's nice and small but damn I now hate that cisco wrt610n going to change that firmware to dd-wrt asap. I changed out with another router setup the ip and dns instant internet woot!! My thanks goes out to the OP and the people that put these mods/hacks/kext installers all that stuff together. Now to find a good post on hp mini 1000. who know maybe after that my i7 yeah right???

Glad it's all sorted

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Quick question By mistake after I finished updating to 10.6.4 I went to do the last part of the guide but for some reason instead of dragging the kext utility to the desktop I installed it, is this a bad thing ? I have know clue what it did but it put like 300 kext in or something. I put the graphic kext in after that before i rebooted seems to be working fine but I'd like to know what the heck that was that I installed?? Thanks

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Quick question By mistake after I finished updating to 10.6.4 I went to do the last part of the guide but for some reason instead of dragging the kext utility to the desktop I installed it, is this a bad thing ? I have know clue what it did but it put like 300 kext in or something. I put the graphic kext in after that before i rebooted seems to be working fine but I'd like to know what the heck that was that I installed?? Thanks


Go to system/library --right click on extensions-get info-- mine has 208 items and in extra/extension there a 7 kexts. If you have a lot more and see if any are .bak files, if so don't worry. you can trash all the bak files if you wish. I would leave the frame buffer bak file in case you want to go to vanilla video with dsdt in future.

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Go to system/library --right click on extensions-get info-- mine has 208 items and in extra/extension there a 7 kexts. If you have a lot more and see if any are .bak files, if so don't worry. you can trash all the bak files if you wish. I would leave the frame buffer bak file in case you want to go to vanilla video with dsdt in future.


Thanks for that info and a perfect how to guide

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hey Peter Exams and paper over can you help me

Could you tell me why or what part of the Ktext for graphics changes the screen resolution and what part causes artifacts I wanted to see if I could maybe combine these and get one with full resolution and no artefacts

also is your sata drive in bios set as COMBINATION

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This was a very helpful guide! Thanks Dellmantt

A couple of things though:

I couldn't create my own dsdt.aml file. When I tried to save it - it just simply wouldn't. No error just didn't write the file. Weird. I used the one scififan68 posted and it worked for me, thanks!

I also don't get a mac address and have to set one manually. I'm trying the setmac script but its not working. I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually.

Other than that this seems to be a solid working machine! I have not tried sound yet - no speakers.

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hey Peter Exams and paper over can you help me

Irrelevant

Could you tell me why or what part of the Ktext for graphics changes the screen resolution and what part causes artifacts I wanted to see if I could maybe combine these and get one with full resolution and no artefacts

Sorry don't know.
Obviously you have not fixed the grey screen/compiling without an error problem. try re -reading the DSDT Editor thread especially the pdave54 post re bios reset with a different monitor

also is your sata drive in bios set as COMBINATION

Yes combination. Video set to on board & 8MB.

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I figured out how to set the MAC address automatically. That setMAC script DOES NOT work. Instead I found this MACADD script from another thread that does the job. I'll post it here if I can figure out how to save others the headache.

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This was a very helpful guide! Thanks Dellmantt

Your welcome

I couldn't create my own dsdt.aml file. When I tried to save it - it just simply wouldn't. No error just didn't write the file. Weird. I used the one scififan68 posted and it worked for me, thanks!

wonder why it did not save, strange. If his dsdt works, fine, although I still recommend that people compile their own.

I also don't get a mac address and have to set one manually. I'm trying the setmac script but its not working. I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually.

I have not used setmac since I had Leopard, so can't help you there. Luckily for me, the router works fine with no mac address.

Other than that this seems to be a solid working machine! I have not tried sound yet - no speakers.

If you have audio input and output in System Preferences, it's working.


I figured out how to set the MAC address automatically. That setMAC script DOES NOT work. Instead I found this MACADD script from another thread that does the job. I'll post it here if I can figure out how to save others the headache.

Attached File  MACADD.txt   3.72KB   540 downloads

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Irrelevant
Sorry don't know.
Obviously you have not fixed the grey screen/compiling without an error problem. try re -reading the DSDT Editor thread especially the pdave54 post re bios reset with a different monitor
Yes combination. Video set to on board & 8MB.



Thanks so much also are you using the hard drive that came with your dell or an after market if so what one

It seems my After Market Western Digital doesn't like OS X

Also Just to make sure Im supposed to download the editor from the first post right (Is that the updated one?)





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