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Lot of work here!
can't wait to come back from work to help out here and upgrade my (full working)M6400 - 10.6.8
to Lion 10.7.1
and maybe cooperate in writing another guide..

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Wow. This threads been dead awhile.

Hate to bring back a dinosaur, but guess what. I'm trying to get this thing on lion. Best I can do is 10.6.3. Soon as I update, it breaks, and I'm sure there is a LOT of good info in this thread, But it seems so confusing. Maybe some of you who has had this thing successfully booted to lion could help me out. If you guys are even still watching this thread anyway.

Only issue I can see is that I've got Bios rev a.12, and an Nvidia Quadro FX 2700m (which seems to work perfect OOB in 10.6.3 using NawComs ModCD)

Hope I can get this situated.

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I too have (anonymously - until now) been following this thread, waiting for some clarity. I've got a Dell Covet M6400 with a QX9300 quad core extreme, 32GB's of RAM, dual SSD's and a 1GB Quadro FX3700M video card. Would love to dual boot with W7 and Lion.

Oh well, I'll keep checking back.

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Have you tried nawcoms boot cd?

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Ok, looks like network is working too :)

Thanks to adlan here: http://www.insanelym...howtopic=247470 that got fed up by hex editing the old AppleBCM5701 driver and ported a real driver from Linux.

Had to add the pci id of my card (14e4:1680) Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5761e Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10) in the Info.plist file, driver loaded in 10.7, no complaints, card was recognized , DHCP works, web browsing works, just copied a 8GB file over the net and no kp, so I would say the kext is working :)



Looking at this page: http://www.broadcom....mine_driver.php

I think the driver _SHOULD_ work for all the chips tagged ad Nextreme/Desktop/Mobile, but YMMV

Device ID Part # Model
1600 BCM5752 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1601 BCM5752M NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
160a BCM5761E NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1646 BCM5702 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1653 BCM5705 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1654 BCM5705 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
165d BCM5705M NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
165e BCM5705M NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1672 BCM5754M NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1673 BCM5755M NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1674 BCM5756ME NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1677 BCM5751 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
167a BCM5754 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
167b BCM5755 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
167d BCM5751M NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1680 BCM5761E NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1681 BCM5761 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1684 BCM5764 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1690 BCM57760 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
1696 BCM5782 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
16b0 BCM57761 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
16b4 BCM57765 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
16c7 BCM5703 NetXtreme Server
16f7 BCM5753 NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
16fd BCM5753M NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile
16fe BCM5753F NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile

The guys writing on this forum always surprise me with the amount of time and effort they put into the hobby :thumbsup_anim:

Here's the modified version of the kext


Many thanks this helped me get my NetXtreme BCM5756ME Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express working perfectly :thumbsup_anim:

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can someone please help me get lion running on my m6400

10gb ram

intel core 2 quad q9000 2.0ghz

nvidia quadro fx 3700m

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can anyone help me crate a dsdt.aml for my system

dell precision m6400

core2quad q9000

nvidia quadro fx 3700m 1gb

newest bios revision from dell all bios settings are correct as per a post i read some where on here i will even pay the persom who makes the best one 50 bucks via paypal

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hey everybody! I'm using mavericks now :) http://www.insanelym...rk-in-progerss/



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Me too :)

 

But having some troubles with battery, cpu speed and sleep, missing DVD driver. Other work well.

Installed using MyHack and Mavericks install from Apple Store.







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