First off make an OS X bootable USB installation drive. There are plenty of tutorials on this forums on doing so, please search for one. It's pretty easy to do.
For Pre-installation c3hutson sums it up best (My comments in brackets):
For Installation I recommend plugging your installation usb drive in one of the back USB ports, my front ports would not boot the drive. After you power on the system hit F12 to bring up the system's boot menu. Choose USB drive from the list and it should boot. Install as normal.
After the initial installation we'll begin post installation. You'll want to boot off the USB drive again and this time choose your hard drive as the boot device. Mac OS X should boot. Download the below driver and file pack and follow the READ_ME in the archive.
Below are the Drivers and files I used for post installation to get a fully functioning system. These were acquired form various posts in this thread. Thanks to all who posted them.
Dell XPS 410 Drivers 10.18.2012.zip 3.09MB 55 downloads
Thanks to c3hutson and Browndogfred for their work on keeping the Dell XPS 410 alive!
The below is OLD information from 2006 and should NOT be referenced for making your system work as of 10.18.2012.
I have been compiling information about this system in an attempt to ease the pain of others who might want to purchase a XPS 410 and run OsX86 on their new toy. Of course, I won't actually know anything concrete about installing/running OsX86 on it until it actually arrives at my house. Anyone else with a XPS 410 please feel free to join in the fray.
To start off let me link to the technical information and known factual information.
Service Manual - View in new Window
The CPU in my unit is a Intel� Core� 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz. I have read mixed reviews of the core 2 duos working properly with both cores under OsX86. I'll not know until my new system arrives. It's a shame the Dell isn't down with overclocking, the E6600 is supposed to be a overclocking beast.
The system is glued together by the Intel P965 Express Chipset. The new 965 chipset does not contain native support for standard ATA IDE interfaces. This means that the DVD-RW (as well as the hard drive) in my new system will be SATA II. Installing a fresh Install on this machine might be impossible without adding additional hardware. Some white box main boards will have 3rd party ATA IDE controller chip installed for ATA/IDE support, but this is known to not work with OsX86. The XPS 410 does not have a 3rd party ATA/IDE chipset on the board.
The hard drive and DVD-RW model and brand are unknown at this point. I'll fill in the blanks later.
This system ships with a PCI-e Geforce 7300LE video card. I am replacing it with my trusty Sapphire Radeon x1600Pro PCI-e card. The Geforce 7300le will be set aside for now and not used. The monitor my system comes with is the 1907FPC which has both analogue VGA and DVI hookups. It looks like a good midrange 19inch 4:3 ratio LCD. I couldn't afford the 20 inch wide screen Hopefully I should be good with the monitor supporting both display inputs.
The network is an Integrated Intel 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection, which to the best of my knowledge is NOT supported by OsX86. I didn't see anything in the wiki about it, but I have a feeling it's not going to work.
The Audio is driven by the Sigmatel 9227 audio codec, which also is not supported by OsX86 (yet). From what I understand progress is being made. Good luck to those working on it. I have a USB Sound Blaster I will be using in the meantime. Please Correct me if i am wrong about this not working.
Update: 02-08-2007 - Audio is now working for 10.4.8 / kernel 8.8.1 users.
Use the linux Sigmatel 9227 dump (located here: http://forum.insanel...mp;#entry295155 )
along with the AppleHDA Patcher (located here: http://forum.insanel...o...859&hl=9227 ) and it will work. I also have been told you NEED the latest DaemonES Kernel 8.8.1 for the 1.13 patcher to work. YMMV.
I am adding another 250GB hard drive to compliment the 250GB it comes with. The XPS 410 chassis seems to have 2 bays for SATA II Hard Drives. I am filling them both with 250GB drives for a total of 500GB.
I am also adding my PCI linksys broadcom-based wireless card. I know it works because I am using it right now.
Update: 02-08-2007 - My PCI linksys broadcom-based wireless card worked under 10.4.7 but not under 10.4.8/kernel 8.8.1 . Oh well. No wireless for me.
My unit comes stock with one GB of DDR2 667Mhz ram. 2 out of 4 slots free. I'll be adding more ram as soon as I can.
Again, At this point all I can say is that something is either known or not known to work. I'll have the full run down when my new system arrives.
So hopefully I'll get my new toy and everything will 'just work' with OsX86. If not I'll put the Geforce 7300le back in and it'll be one hell of a linux box.
Please forgive my typos and errors . As always, Comments welcome.
Update: 12-12-2006 - I am working on the Guide for this system. At this point I don't have everything working. Since I am getting symbol errors form the newer kernels on a varity of kext drivers it is becoming incresingly difficult to make things work. In hindsight buying a premade non-Apple system for a Mac/Hackintosh was probably not the best idea. But, as they say, the show must go on...
Future updates will be in this thread and referenced to in this first post.
Interesting Links I may or may not have used.
965 Install DVD Patch - http://forum.insanel...showtopic=34938
Edited by slave-zeo, 18 October 2012 - 02:05 PM.