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Dell Inspiron 1720 (with X3100 Graphics)


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I was able to successfully install ML GM on my unsupported laptop with several modifications. Roll-back of ACPIPlatform.kext, IO80211Family.kext, AppleHDA.kext. Use of modified IOPCIFamily.kext (IOPCIFamily-115_ML). Use of X3100 kexts from 10.6.2. Use of FakeStac9205.kext. Use of PS2 kexts. Use of modified AnySightCam.kext. I think that's about it. At first, it hung on me when booting into the USB installer but I fixed this by removing the AppleIntelHD and AppleIntelSNB kexts when I installed the X3100 kexts and then added the HD and SNB kexts back after the X3100 kexts were installed. It was a messy installation, also, but I deleted my S/L/E and copied the S/L/E from the USB installer along with the Extra folder from the USB Installer and the Board/Machine versions files in CoreServices and it booted up correctly the very first time. However, I did need a USB mouse and keyboard initially until I could get into bluetooth preferences and uncheck the boxes that make bluetooth open when usb mouse/keyboard not found. It's true that I don't have full QE/CI with the 10.6.2 video kexts but it works pretty well considering that - even Quicktime will play a video fairly smoothly. I'm sure someone will come up with better 64-bit video kexts now that they are absolutely necessary for X3100 video to work with ML.

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hi there
can you help with my Vostro 1500 it has almost the same hard ware
how did you create the installer?
can i get your Extra folder and the kexts ?

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I'm still working out the bugs. Sleep causes a KP for now. Once I have a good working installation, I will compile the modified kexts, files and folders I used.

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great :D keep it up

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I decided that it was contrary to the community spirit not to share a work in progress. Perhaps someone else will take what I have done so far and make it better. That will help all of us. My files exceeded 10 MB so I had to upload them elsewhere but here is the link:

http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=2949

I tried to explain where the files go but I didn't put too much effort into it. Post any questions and I'll do my best.

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Hi everyone,

Managed to install ML on my Inspiron 1720 (Core 2 Duo T7700, NVIDIA Geforce 8600 GT).

Although the install itself is not perfect, errors shown etc. it actually works (used Myhack)
Problem is, that is doesn't recognizes internal HDD, only installs on a USB drive.

Replaced several kexts: AppleACPIPlatform, AppleACPIPS2Nub, IOPCIFamily,
both on the installer, as well as on the finished install.

Used NVEnabler for Graphics, which is okay, but not yet perfect.

Had to delete: IO80211Family on both, as well, because it won´t boot with it, gets stuck somewhere.
But now it seems to work.

Almost everything works well!

Even LAN (Broadcom 440x) and WLAN (Dell Wireless 1490), but here is the thing:
All Networks are being recognized, but it doesn't connect!

Has anyone an idea about this system?
What could be the problem of the internal HDD not working and Network problems?

Thanks in advance!!!

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Did you try the IOPCIFamily.kext and IO80211Family.kext that I included in my upload? I found that without that modified IOPCIFamily.kext, I would get "still waiting for root device." With the IO80211Family.kext, I can connect via wifi. I have never tried to connect via LAN. BTW, I upgraded to the Dell Wireless 1510 (wireless N) for about $20. It's an easy part to replace and streaming video comes in better for me.

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I decided that it was contrary to the community spirit not to share a work in progress. Perhaps someone else will take what I have done so far and make it better. That will help all of us. My files exceeded 10 MB so I had to upload them elsewhere but here is the link:

http://www.osx86.net...do=file&id=2949

I tried to explain where the files go but I didn't put too much effort into it. Post any questions and I'll do my best.


Thank you so much, these kexts and files helped me to finally get ML working:

Graphics, Bluetooth, Network, iCloud, internal hdd etc. - everything, I guess!

Really great work!
Thank you :)

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Hi all.... is there a chance that any of you might be posting a step by step for the Inspiron 1720?

I have a Vostro 1700 with Nvidia 8600m graphics. I got a USB installer made with Ellnic's Lion tutorial, but I used the files that mnfesq uploaded for his Inspiron 1720 minus the IntelHD graphics drivers and my own DSDT. The USB installer loads fine as long as I don't use -f or -v or any kernel flags, but it can't see my internal HDDs, it takes forever trying to install it to USB and gets to what it says is 4 minutes left then fails install. Any and all help would be appreciated.

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I got the failed install on 2 occasions and just ignored it. I was able to boot into my ML installation and from there, I had to do some clean-up that the failed installation left behind. As soon as I get a chance, I'll write up a tutorial on how I did it.

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Cool, much appreciated.

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I found that with my DSDT as it is, I do not have speedstepping. I was wondering why it took more than an hour to install ML. I am using VoodooPowerMini.kext and that works pretty well. I also seem to be able to shutdown but not restart and definitely cannot wake from sleep. I will experiment with the ML sleepenabler.kext and see if that helps. According to what I have read on the Macrumors forum, written by people with genuine Macbooks with the X3100 GPU, the culprit is the so-so 10.6.2 video kexts. Not too surprising. However, I was able to do what they have been trying to do for a long time - get hardware acceleration. I don't have QE/CI, but I can load launchpad after a lengthy delay. Apparently, some of the graphics problems are due to the fact that the X3100 doesn't support OpenGL4.

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This is getting annoying, I got it to see the internal drives by remaking the USB installer and it still failed in the final minutes. I tried to boot to the installed location and it doesn't show up in chameleon. Reboot into Lion and install chameleon and copy over the extensions and extra folders to the ML drive, boot up and it just sits on the Apple logo. Used the VoodooPowerMini kext and it installed faster.

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Use the bootloader on your USB installer. It should find your ML installation. At least it does on mine. If you want Chameleon to see your ML installation, copy the Extra folder from your USB installer to your ML installation. That should work.

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Installed Chameleon on the drive directly and it finds it. Boot and it sits at the Apple logo. Booting -v and it stops after the 20th ApplePS2AlpsGlidePoint: Dictionary Object.

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Tried to do it again on a different drive and I got a Kernel panic on cpu1.

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Holy hell I got it, the problem was the stupid mkext in the startup folder.

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i got ml to install but now on boot it gives me a ebios read error and after the error stops and the usual stuff comes up it days found errors, pausing 5 seconds and then the pc reboots itself, ohh i got an error installing

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Do you have an Inspiron 1720?

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Yeah I do with the x3100 graphics





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