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Well yes i used Full HD boot.plist with efi string, yes id is 0x0116. Ok i will try 64 MB version.

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Hi I am new to mac,

I understand the whole procedure and I have same specs like Mahesh except 2 changes. I have 6gb ram and intel 6230. I do have 4 NTFS partitions in my laptop. Bios Version is A12 just switched back from A17.

I booted iatkos dvd, used the Kernel flags at boot prompt. Pressed Enter.

Dvd start booting and after 1 minute suddenly it stops with the following lines.

1) HFS Very Low Disk, Freeblks: 1080, dangerlimit:57330
2) Creating RAM DiskFor/Volumes (in this step it creates many volumes or folders)
3) BootcacheControl: Unable to open /var/db/Bootcache playlist: 2 No such file or directory

Now here after waiting around 5 to 10minutes I got following message twice:

4) nstat_lookupu_entry failed:2
nstat_lookupu_entry failed:2


One thing i would like to mention here some months ago i was trying to install linux in my laptop but i could not. The problem i found was with partition, I resized C: windows partition but many times i got error maybe due to some windows secret files which were on the partition and it were not allowing to move them, any way some how i managed to resize that.

Now my question is should I delete my all partitions and re-create them and install fresh windows and then after windows installation i try to install mac ???

Last question which partition format should I select for mac? I mean will mac dvd read my NTFS partition?

Help much Appreciated and thanks in advance :wink2:

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Hi Juste,

I am not sure if windows recovery partition is blocking iATKOS L2 DVD as i generally use iATKOS L2 bootable USB. Why dont u try creating an iATKOS L2 USB from VirtualBox its one of the easiest method. Then try booting from iATKOS L2 USB see if everything works or not. If it still doesnt works then recovery partition might be the culprit.

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Hey Juste i just added a new iATKOS L2 DVD Method using Transmac App, check it under the Prerequisite section in the 1st page, hope it helps.

cheers mate

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Hi Juste,

I am not sure if windows recovery partition is blocking iATKOS L2 DVD as i generally use iATKOS L2 bootable USB. Why dont u try creating an iATKOS L2 USB from VirtualBox its one of the easiest method. Then try booting from iATKOS L2 USB see if everything works or not. If it still doesnt works then recovery partition might be the culprit.


Thanks for replying mahesh. Oh well I have 8GB flash drive with me, 8gb will be enough for this ??

Ok i will try usb method and then I will let you know :)

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Hi again Mahesh,
Just wanted to know if you're going to update the 10.7.4 part soon or if I should go with Doix pack ;)
Hoping disabling the graphic card will work soon :D

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Just go ahead with doix pack, well currently i am busy with my thesis.

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Just go ahead with doix pack, well currently i am busy with my thesis.


Thanks !
I wish you luck with your thesis :) Hopefully you'll be back for mountain Lion ^^

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I think I've done something realllly wrong...
after downloading the 10.7.4 combo and running it (through software updater) i used Doix's pack before restarting... and now -> Nothing...
I get to chameleon and if I choose mac i see th grey screen with the advertisments in many languages (so probably a KP)
Any advice ? Or do I have to reinstall everything ?
Can I just reinstall iAtkos over this to fix it ?
Please help me :(

EDIT : Reinstalled everything from scratch... not that much of a problem.
Happy to see you edited the OP with new nstructions for 10.7.4, just waiting for the pack now ;)

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Updated the guide to 10.7.4 with new set of kexts and definitely boot speed has been improved and also geekbench score increased. So i would definitely recommend everyone to update to 10.7.4.

cheers

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Hi Mackyreddy!!

first, thank you very much for your guide!!

This is my system:

XPS 17 (L702X)| i7-2720QM| 16Gb 1333 mhz (2x8Gb)| 17.3" FHD AG 1920x1080 Chi Mei N173HGE CMO1720| Blu-ray combo| Intedl HD 3000 + GT 555 3Gb| SSD Samsung 830 256 Gb + Seagate 7200.4 500Gb 7200 rpm| Wireless Intel Centrino N 1030+BT| Bios A17| Win sp1 x64


keep in mind this is my first time I try to "hackintosh" my pc. I know, for now (because of optimus), I won't be able to use nvidia card. (HD3000 could be a problem for Final Cut X ? since one of my whish is to use it, so that is one the reason I would like to have Lion work on my pc).

I downloaded iATKOS L2 Lion 10.7.2. Is it enough I follow your guide in first page (with some modification, like for example, flagging "ssd trim" for my samsung in iatkos personalization) ?
I'm reading you updated to 10.7.4...Will I think about it later, or if the installation of 10.7.2 is a success I could update immediately?

PS do you have any advice about a guide for inspiron dell 9400 with ati x1400 vga card, I tried many times to "hackintosh" it but never with success...

many thanks in advance.

ciao!

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Bad news. My xps wont boot with bootable flash drive even with windows 7 :( This problem is since 1st day when my laptop arrived here, screen get blacks after starting laptop and when i remove usb everything work normally.

Any dell xps user suffering with same problem ?

Any solution for this usb booting problem ?

Please also guide me how to do 1st step of usb installation method.

Mahesh now i am getting this error in virtualbox.

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@ Gannjunior

If u want to stick with 10.7.2 then follow the 10.7.2 section completely Or if u like to update to 10.7.4, then only follow till step 5 (

5. Now restart and complete the set up process and login to Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed )

). Once u are on the desktop install 10.7.4 combo update and then delete all unnecessary kexts & kernelcache and then install the 10.7.4 kexts, DSDT, SSDT and latest chamelon bootloader.

By the way as u said u will be installing it on the SSD, just dont forget to select SSD Trim Enabler option while customizing the iATKOS L2

@ Juste

I heard that A.14 bios is a problematic one, just check whether ru on A.14 ? if so then just update to the latest A.17. Then check whether ur usb problems are solved or not. If not ask dell before 21 day return period. I will add few screenshots on how to create Bootable iATKOS L2 bootable USB drive from virtualbox. But it will take some time, may be tomorrow.

By the way have u installed virtual box extensions ? if not then that might be stopping u adding ur usb to virtual box.

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@ Juste

I heard that A.14 bios is a problematic one, just check whether ru on A.14 ? if so then just update to the latest A.17. Then check whether ur usb problems are solved or not. If not ask dell before 21 day return period. I will add few screenshots on how to create Bootable iATKOS L2 bootable USB drive from virtualbox. But it will take some time, may be tomorrow.

By the way have u installed virtual box extensions ? if not then that might be stopping u adding ur usb to virtual box.


I think the usb booting problem is still same on A17 bios. Right now i am on A12, i have A17 as well. I bought mine from canada and right now im in middle east. what do u mean by ask dell before 21 day return period ???

Yep i installed extensions pack as well.

Its ok you take your time i am not in a hurry :)

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I was able to update to 10.7.4 without any issues just reloaded the kexts from mahnesh before restart and bang it worked. I however am unable to get my trackpad to show as a trackpad keeps coming up as a standard mouse. I think it might be because I have a touchscreen on my dell. Any ideas at all? Can i disable the touch screen in osx?

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Hi Christempa,

Touch is in built with OS X lion, so it might have recognized ur touchscreen, well if u want to disable the touch then just search online which kexts are generally used and then just cross check it in ur system profiler, check the extensions loaded, delete them and rebuid the cache. Hope it works.

Regarding Trackpad issue just re install the kexts may be some permission problem.

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Hi.

Today I have installed 10.7.4 in my ssd. It boot pretty fast like windows in a few seconds.
I have used your benchmark by my score is just around 6800.
It is normal? I have i7 2630qm 6gb ram 1333mhz system is on my ssd agility 3.

Thanks

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Hi all i am newbee for macosx lion installiation i have a question i extracted my dsdt from ubuntu 12.04 my laptop model is XPS L412Z can i directly use this dsdt for macosx lion installiation or need to patch it please reply thank you for your all effort Posted Image

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It is my XPS 14z specs
CPU-typeIntel Core i7 2640M 2.8Ghz
Motherboard Intel Mobile HM67
Ram 6GB DDR3 (SODIMM)
Graphic Card Intel® HD Graphics 3000 and GeForce GT520M
Hdd 120Gb ssd and 750Gb 7200rpm
Wireless Intel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6230 & Bluetooth 3.0

I installed retail Lion dvd with multbeast method but my pc is not working properly(usb, wireless etc). I didnt install any kext or dsdt. I tried to edit my dsdt.asl and compile it compiled with errors.Can i use your dsdt and kext fles fot this kind of laptop. Is it enough dsdt instead of kexts or required both ? please help me thanks for your effort.

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hi guys,
i have a big problem.i have a17 bios i5-2520m 6gb ram nvidia 550m (1600x900 no3d)

when i try to boot iatikos l2 dvd suddenly bootlooder is freezing and doesnt respond.(but the dvd is working , i try to my friend laptop and it wasnt freeze )
my problem is





(and this one solved link given by the guy who recorded this video.its doesnt work to me too.)
http://www.osx86.net...der-freeze.html

i try to install on usb but its problem to'' operation system is not found''

i try to install chamelion 2.1,( 5 different verisons) and chimera 1.6 on usb but still operation system no found.

i try to boot u.n.i.be.a.s.t (didnt work for me)
i try to reboot cd.

Please help me for this issue.İ try so many way but i couldn't install successfully.

whats the wrong thing?

i just want to install successfully ..the other problems i can fix all other problems about driver or kernel panic.
.almost i have been trying to fix it more than the 1 month.

sorry my english.





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