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Dell Optiplex 780 Lion

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Hi guys! I've done my searching, and have decided that it's time to make my first post regarding this problem.

I'm attempting to get Lion to install on my Dell Optiplex 780, using the guide here http://www.insanelym...howtopic=256729

It is supposedly working, as my model is listed here


My problem is that the installer will not recognize my internal hard drive. That's all there is to it. I've enabled legacy in the BIOS, still nothing. It will recognize external disks, so I assume it has something to do with my internal controller. What should I do? Thanks!

PS: I was a very active member of insanelywind when it was still busy. I was happy when I got this Dell as an opportunity to start hackintoshing again!



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what are your bios settings??



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I've tried using both Legacy and Raid On, to no effect. I updated it to the latest A12 revision. There seems to be nothing pertaining to AHCI or anything else useful.



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hi ..

see this, note...is the same optiplex 780 and it has AHCI by default

DELL Optiplex 780
Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working withpatches Dell Optiplex 780 Intel Q45 Express w/ ICH10D
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93Ghz
  • RAM: 3GB 1333 Mhz DDR3
  • VGA : Integrad Intel GMA4500 64Mb
  • Audio : ADI 1984A HDA onboard Full working
  • Network: Intel WG82567LM Full working
  • Graphic: working with NO QE/CI 1280x1024x32
  • Monitor : HP W2408" VGA Cable
  • Hard Disk : SATA 160Gb 7200 RPM HDD
  • DVD : DVD +/- RW TSSTCorp Sata TL-463A
  • USB, eSata: all work
  • Installed 10.7 Final with USB Pen creation + Chameleon 2.0-RC5-r755.pkg + Extra_Lion.pkg (followed Mald0n method on InsanelyMac [1])
  • Boot USB Pen and then create a MBR partition HFS+ journaled , then install as usual, Then install Chameleon , Extra_iMac9_1 and Kexts on HD
  • Bootloader - Chameleon 2 VS
  • Kexts used : fakesmc.kext,NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, ElliotForceLegacyRTC.kext (needed to avoid Bios Reset)
  • Audio - VoodooHDA.kext v. 2.62 (x86_64).
  • Video - no Kext - org.chameleon.Boot.plist - Graphics Mode=1280x1024x32 - GraphicsEnabler=Yes
  • SATA - AHCI in BIOS (Set by default on BIOS)
  • Ethernet - IntelE1000.kext
  • Sleep & Wakeup : Works , no Kext needed
  • OSX Lion start in 64 bit kernel by default
  • Update to 10.7.2 using Combo update, don't forget to rerun the Chameleon installer before restart
  • HAVE FUN P3P70
good lucky


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