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Right then, to start I'm new to hackintosh, I've got a Dell GX620 (small form factor) and I got interested in hackintoshing it, I've made sure all my hardware is supported, and it is with basically every distro out there.

Heres my problem(s)
I've downloaded iPC 10.5.6 and Kalyway 10.5.2
I burnt both of these distros to seperate disks using a windows machine with nero
when inserted into my dell I get the option to boot from CD drive or SATA drive
Once CD Drive is selected I am approached by the screen

NO BOOT DEVICE ABAILABLE PRESS F1 TO RETRY Press F2 TO GO TO SETUP

I've looked through the BIOS and all looks in order, the drive works otherwise, it is a TSSTCorp DVD+-RW

HELP, thanks, Rob.

EDIT: I can boot into windows still but just when booting from the CD gives the above message

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Do you know if it is possible to use a Leo Install CD instead of SL, I'm completely lost atm. although having used mac before on PPC machines.

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Do you know if it is possible to use a Leo Install CD instead of SL, I'm completely lost atm. although having used mac before on PPC machines.


Must be a couple of years now since I installed Leopard on a optiplex. I remember I used IPC 10.5.6 final and used an external USB DVD because the internal IDE DVD would not read the disk.

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Must be a couple of years now since I installed Leopard on a optiplex. I remember I used IPC 10.5.6 final and used an external USB DVD because the internal IDE DVD would not read the disk.


In that case would it be possible to use a USB flash drive with iPC to boot from?

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In that case would it be possible to use a USB flash drive with iPC to boot from?

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Yes, restore the IPC DVD to a flash drive and boot from that.
Still not sure why you would want to have Leopard when the system will run Snow. Snow is faster, smaller and easier to set up the video, ethernet and audio.

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Yes, restore the IPC DVD to a flash drive and boot from that.
Still not sure why you would want to have Leopard when the system will run Snow. Snow is faster, smaller and easier to set up the video, ethernet and audio.


I could go with SL but most methods you need a working mac or hack, also I've learnt you cannot Install OSX from the drive on these computers, you have to use USB methods.

This means I have yet another problem, you can't restore an image to a USB drive without having a working mac, which I lack since my G5 broke.

any help?

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I could go with SL but most methods you need a working mac or hack, also I've learnt you cannot Install OSX from the drive on these computers, you have to use USB methods.

This means I have yet another problem, you can't restore an image to a USB drive without having a working mac, which I lack since my G5 broke.

any help?


Whoops .yes there is a way of restoring an image to USB in Windows, never done it but if you search you will find it.

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Whoops .yes there is a way of restoring an image to USB in Windows, never done it but if you search you will find it.


I'm a pain in the {censored} now, I'm probably just bieng stupid but I've done my research and looked at different methods all of which talk about images or ISO's obviously i know what these files are but neither my kalyway or iPC came as ISOs or images, they are just a group of files and folders.

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I'm a pain in the {censored} now, I'm probably just bieng stupid but I've done my research and looked at different methods all of which talk about images or ISO's obviously i know what these files are but neither my kalyway or iPC came as ISOs or images, they are just a group of files and folders.


Surely IPC must have come as an .iso or .dmg file , if not how did you burn it to DVD. Anyway you could download one that came as an iso.

Here is how to put on USB with windows http://www.insanelym...howtopic=144478

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I've attempted to use a bootloader 321 method and I get as far as the grey apple logo screen, I'm not sure what I have to do to prepare, do I have to wipe my windows OS install to use a bootloader method?

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I've attempted to use a bootloader 321 method and I get as far as the grey apple logo screen, I'm not sure what I have to do to prepare, do I have to wipe my windows OS install to use a bootloader method?

You can partition it from "Disk Utility" on the install disk.

Sorry don't know what you mean about the grey apple screen, usually there are instructions where you get the boot CD from. If you use the boot CD from the first link I gave you it has on screen prompts.
You will probably still have problems with the laptop type DVD in the SSGF GX620. Best bet is to restore to USB or better still if you can is borrow a USB DVD.
Am off to bed will check your progress tomorrow.

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You can partition it from "Disk Utility" on the install disk.

Sorry don't know what you mean about the grey apple screen, usually there are instructions where you get the boot CD from. If you use the boot CD from the first link I gave you it has on screen prompts.
You will probably still have problems with the laptop type DVD in the SSGF GX620. Best bet is to restore to USB or better still if you can is borrow a USB DVD.
Am off to bed will check your progress tomorrow.


I'm not at the stage where disk utility is available, before that screen there is an apple logo, like when you boot up normal mac, it just hangs here for a while, I've left it a good 15 mins and it still hangs

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I'm not at the stage where disk utility is available, before that screen there is an apple logo, like when you boot up normal mac, it just hangs here for a while, I've left it a good 15 mins and it still hangs

I assume you are saying that after you boot with the " bootloader 321" and eject and replace with the OS X install DVD this happens. I don't know what the bootCD is that you are using. If you use the one from the link I gave you http://www.insanelym...p...t&p=1557327 . After you eject and replace with the install DVD, select the install AND then hit the space bar & type "-V"

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I will give this a go, I am in the slow process of backing kalyway onto a USB in GUID using my friends mac but the estimated time is ridiculous. I don't get how you are supposed to put a 3 part bootloader onto a single CD, this is three ISO's

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I will give this a go, I am in the slow process of backing kalyway onto a USB in GUID using my friends mac but the estimated time is ridiculous. I don't get how you are supposed to put a 3 part bootloader onto a single CD, this is three ISO's


Err, how big is the USB key/ drive?, Just restore OS X on to it and use the boot CD to boot it!
EDIT or if its 8GB or better install OS X on using your friends Mac.

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Another thing. Do you have the DVD drive from your dead G5? You could hook that up temporarily to the Optiplex SFF.
It is not so much that the internal drive is IDE, it is that it is a crappy CDRW/DVDR laptop type drive.
I Have both a SFF & desktop GX520 optiplex s, the desktop has full size DVD drive and is no problem, will read Dstro or retail install dvd via the boot CD. The SFF with the laptop type DVD won't work on either method.
If you are going to use the 620 SFF consistently you will probable need to use an external DVD anyway.





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