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I'm attempting to install Snow leopard on my Dell L502x. I used the legacy ##### in combination with iatkos to install mac. I had to boot the DVD in safe mode (-x) and had to wait unusually long for iatkos to begin booting but it worked and I was able to mac successfully. However, it will not boot.

I was wondering if anyone else had success with a hackintosh dell XPS 15 and if anyone knows if the Nvidia 540m was compatible yet.

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Have you tried any of the other distros?

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Im not really sure whats still out there, Ive always stuck with iatkos, I used to use kalyway but i think it died. What esle is out there?

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Im not really sure whats still out there, Ive always stuck with iatkos, I used to use kalyway but i think it died. What esle is out there?


Have you tried Hazard? Google "osx86 10.6.1 hazard"

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I still cant get it to boot, I used qoopz 10.3.0 kernel (I dont think the stock supports the new i7 yet), I disabled sound and installed AHCI drivers. I get either a kernel panic or the system halt, it goes so quick i cant see what is causing it.

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I'm attempting to install Snow leopard on my Dell L502x. I used the legacy ##### in combination with iatkos to install mac. I had to boot the DVD in safe mode (-x) and had to wait unusually long for iatkos to begin booting but it worked and I was able to mac successfully. However, it will not boot.

I was wondering if anyone else had success with a hackintosh dell XPS 15 and if anyone knows if the Nvidia 540m was compatible yet.



Try this parameter when booting: GraphicsEnabler=No

I installed official 10.6.3 on L502x, but no further try

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what did u use to install? When install with iatoks i get a kernel panic after installation and when i try to do #####+ ##### with a macbook osx 10.6.3 dvd, it gets into setup and says "mac cannot be installed on this computer"

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what did u use to install? When install with iatoks i get a kernel panic after installation and when i try to do #####+ ##### with a macbook osx 10.6.3 dvd, it gets into setup and says "mac cannot be installed on this computer"

Did it mention you about GUID partition? Retail OSX 10.6.3 cannot be installed on MBR partition (usually used with Windows). You either need your disk in GUID partition or patch your 10.6.3 dvd.

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ok I got it to work with #####+ retail cd! have u gotten anyway with sound and video yet?

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ok I got it to work with #####+ retail cd! have u gotten anyway with sound and video yet?


I have the l702x HD model and i uses Tonymac's nvidia kexts that can be found here http://www.tonymacx8...php?f=15&t=8157.

I havent figuered out the audio either. I dont want to swap out the intel wireless have you made any progress in getting it working?

##### 3.0 wouldnt work for me either kept on crashing had to load up the legacy and use the FixFSB=Yes and PCIRootUCID=1 to get it to install. did you have to do the same as well?

Is your installation loading up for you as well? I can only get into os x with the ##### cd.

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I have the l702x HD model and i uses Tonymac's nvidia kexts that can be found here http://www.tonymacx8...php?f=15&t=8157.

I havent figuered out the audio either. I dont want to swap out the intel wireless have you made any progress in getting it working?

##### 3.0 wouldnt work for me either kept on crashing had to load up the legacy and use the FixFSB=Yes and PCIRootUCID=1 to get it to install. did you have to do the same as well?

Is your installation loading up for you as well? I can only get into os x with the ##### cd.


i have installed 10.6.7 but i can't boot from the hard drive i could only boot with the cd im trying figure out why doesnt boot from hard drive

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To get the installation to boot I used the legacy ##### and iatkos. I used -v and GraphicsEnabler=No and it booted right up. For the installation i unchecked EVERYTHING except for the base system. A retail dvd is probably better for our laptops. After installation I had to use the legacy ##### to boot the partition with -v and GraphicsEnabler=No. I think the legacy ##### is necessary because the stock mac kernel doesn't support the new i7 processor. Has anyone gotten Audio or video to work? If so, how?

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I have the l702x HD model and i uses Tonymac's nvidia kexts that can be found here http://www.tonymacx8...php?f=15&t=8157.

I havent figuered out the audio either. I dont want to swap out the intel wireless have you made any progress in getting it working?

##### 3.0 wouldnt work for me either kept on crashing had to load up the legacy and use the FixFSB=Yes and PCIRootUCID=1 to get it to install. did you have to do the same as well?

Is your installation loading up for you as well? I can only get into os x with the ##### cd.


Are you saying you have good video are your L702x? Would you please post your video's profiler information? Thanks!

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Are you saying you have good video are your L702x? Would you please post your video's profiler information? Thanks!


Steve - I am reinstalling OS X but i was about to get a 21fps on cinebench.. eh. I am not saying it is 100 with QE but i am able to get its native resolution with tonymac's nvidia kexts.

Has anyone else been having problems with the track pad sensitivity? when i raise the speed it becomes spastic and jumps all over the place.

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Hey guys!
I'm also looking for a solution for my new L502X. Right now i'm still collecting information, cause i need this device to work with. If i get my old one back, i can try some things on this one...so far i'm just looking for information.

maybe you should take a look at here:
[GUIDE] Dell L701X (xps 17 late 2010), 10.6.6

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Steve - I am reinstalling OS X but i was about to get a 21fps on cinebench.. eh. I am not saying it is 100 with QE but i am able to get its native resolution with tonymac's nvidia kexts.

Has anyone else been having problems with the track pad sensitivity? when i raise the speed it becomes spastic and jumps all over the place.


That's good news on the video front - I have a L702x on order.

The trackpad has always been an issue for me; in every machine I've hacked it acts like that (Mini 10, Inspiron 1525, L701X, Dell E1705). I finally bought an Apple bluetooth trackpad which now I simply cannot do without; it not only works perfectly but is very comfortable to use and much better (in my opinion) than the built-in or a mouse.

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My biggest issue with the l702x are the boot loaders, I cant seem to get osx to boot up with out the boot cd.
I tried resetting the partition to be active and even did a manual install with Chameleon 2 RC5 760 and the package installer. Also tried to use tonymac's #####.

Has anyone have any luck getting it to boot with out the cd? Is it something in our Bios?

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i have installed 10.6.7 but i can't boot from the hard drive i could only boot with the cd im trying figure out why doesnt boot from hard drive


did you ever fix the problem?

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Edit: HEre is a more streamlined way to get it installed. There are still quite a few things that are not working



You need

1. ##### legacy latest version

2. 10.6.3 retail dvd (usb does not work)

3. 10.6.6 combo update



Here is how you install

1. Boot with ##### legacy dvd

2. swap the disk for 10.6.3 dvd and hit f5

3. select the dvd and press spacebar

4. Type "-v FixFSB=Yes GraphicsEnabler=No" without the quotes and press enter

5. This will bring up the installer after a series of prompts

6. install nomall with typical selections.

7. once done it will reboot but it will fail to reboot on its own.

8. So put the ##### cd in and still use "-v FixFSB=Yes GraphicsEnabler=No" parameters to boot the hard drive this time.

9. Download and copy #####.

10. download and install 10.6.6, but before restarting at the end of the install, run ##### and select easy beast and install

11. Restart



What is not working



1. Sounds

2. Intel Wifi (I replaced it with a Dell 1510 wifi adapter and it works out of the box)

3. Nvidia adapter - no native resolution (dont know why it is not working yet)

4. USB - i cannot figure it out. I heard that it had to do with irq conlicts between HPET and USB. Have not tried deleting the HPET kext. Apparently that is supposed to fix it but also breaks power mgt.


5. Cannot boot from the hard drive directly.

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With 10.6.0 retail dvd , sound works fine but once you upgraqde to 10.6.6 it starts breaking up. SO may be there is something 10.6.0 that we need to keep and reapply it after the combo update

With 10.6.3 retail DVD, sound breaks from the beginning.

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does anyone have 10.6.0 so we can get our hands on applehda.kext and ioaudiofamily.kext from that version and try it on10.6.6 and 10.6.7???!?!?!





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