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Updated 03 october 2013
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Updated 02 october 2013
- Celebrating 1 year Mountain Lion tutorial 780
- Added update 10.8.5 steps in the document
- Videofix must be done manually
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Updated 16 June 2013
- New Install780.zip with Old VoodooHDA.kext because of audio issues after reboot
Updated 08 June 2013
- Added update 10.8.4 steps in the document
- Added new zip file Videofix1084.zip for update 10.8.4
- New Install780.zip with new VoodooHDA.kext
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Updated 22 october 2012
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Run OSX Mountain Lion on a Dell Optiplex 780
This tutorial will describe the steps to install Mountain Lion on a Dell Optiplex 780 (this will also works on a 760).
The installation goes to the latest update 10.8.5, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.
You can also see my configuration on the OSX86 Wiki Project Page.
I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip files to install Mountain Lion.

A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra for using parts of their tutorial.

I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.


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1. Credits/Sources
Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
  • Tech Erra
  • OSX86 Wiki
  • InsanelyMac
  • OSX86.net
  • Forum member Pingu from Germany for helping me out with the text changes.
  • And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community.
2. Requirements
Here are the requirements:
  • A Dell Optiplex 780 – This is necessary to install mountain lion for this tutorial
  • A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Lion.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended.
  • A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger).
  • A copy of Mountain Lion 10.8 GM – If you don’t have a Mac Developer Account, then you’ll find torrents of 10.8 around the web.
  • 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while.
  • An SSD or HDD to install 10.8 to – For me, I used a 160GB partition to install 10.8 to.
  • An PCI Express Video Card – For use with QE and CI Highly recommended. I use a Ati Radeon HD5450 512MB but 1GB or 2GB also works.
  • Boot780.zipThis ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared.
  • Install780.zipThis ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your Dell Optiplex Hardware to work with Mountain Lion OSX.
  • Videofix1083.zipThis ZIP file contains kext files for the videofix in 10.8.3( see chapter 15).
  • Videofix1084.zipThis ZIP file contains kext files for the videofix in 10.8.4( see chapter 16).
Note: The files for number 8 Boot780.zip contains the following:
  • FakeSMC.kext
  • NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
  • EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext
  • OSInstall (Not used for my configuration because I use the entire hard disk)
  • OSInstall.mpkg (Not used for my configuration because I use the entire hard disk)
  • Chameleon_2.1svn_r1820_trunk_10.8.pkg
  • ShowHiddenFiles.app
  • Org.Chameleon.Boot.plist
The first 3.kext files will fix most kernel panics and bios reset that you might experience while booting.
The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.8 onto an MBR-partitioned drive. Lastly, the Chameleon package is the bootloader that we’ll be using, and has been specifically compiled for use with 10.8.

Note: The files for number 9 Install780.zip contains the following:
  • AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext
  • AppelIntelE1000e.kext
  • ATI5000Injector.kext
  • EFIStudio-1.1.app
  • EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext
  • FakeSMC.kext
  • Kext Utility.app
  • NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
  • VoodooHDA.kext
Note: The files for number 10 and 11 Videofix1083.zip and Videofix1084.zip contains the following:
  • AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext
  • ATI5000Controller.kext
3. My Specs
My installation was successfully done on an Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop computer with the following specs.
NOTE: A PCI video card is recommended to use the full potential of OS of Mountain Lion because the on board video card doesn't support QE/CI.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
  • Western Digital 160GB HDD
  • ATI RADEON HD5450 512MB
  • Intel WG82567LM onboard network
  • Bluetooth USB Cambridge silicon radio (works OOB)
  • ADI 1984A HDA audio onboard
  • HP W2207h Monitor 1680×1050 display
  • Apple Magic Trackpad
4. Preparing your SSD or HDD for install on a MBR-partitioned drive
If you intent to install OSX86 Mountain Lion On the same Hard disk as your windows follow the steps below.
For a clean install on a new formatted hard disk go to Chapter 5.
If you’re in Windows 7, you can easily make a new partition on an SSD or HDD via the Disk Managementprogram.
  • Start>Run (or Windows key on your keyboard plus R).
  • diskmgmt.msc (press enter after typing that)
  • Find your drive, right-click on it, and go to Shrink Volume.
  • Wait for it to calculate the amount of space you can make your partition, and enter in your amount (for an exact GB amount, multiple your desired amount of GB times 1024, so a 20GB partition would be 20480MB).
  • Let it make your partition. It will show up as unallocated space.
  • Format the new unallocated space as NTFS and give it a label (mine was ML).
  • Done!
5. Formatting your USB drive
Start OSX Lion or Snow Leopard to prepare your USB Flash drive
Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive via Disk Utility in Mac OS X:
  • Extract both zip files (Boot780 and Install780) to your Mac OS x desktop
  • Put USB drive in your Mac
  • Open up Disk Utility.
  • Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar.
  • Click on the Erase tab in the middle.
  • Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “ML USB”).
  • Click on the Erase… button.
  • Done!
  • Leave Disk Utility open, as you’ll need it later.
6. Preparing your USB drive with 10.8
This part is the most time consuming. Using a USB 3.0 flash drive will help things out quite a bit.
  • Mount the DMG for Mountain Lion (will be called Mac OS X Install ESD on your desktop).
  • Show hidden files by running the app ShowHiddenFiles in the folder Boot780 on your desktop.
  • Click on Show Special Files (leave the app ShowHiddenFiles open we need this later).
  • In the folder MAC OS X Install ESD right click on Basesystem.dmg and choose “ open with DiskImageMounter(default)
  • Switch back to Disk Utility.
  • Click on your flash drive in the left sidebar.
  • Click on the Restore button in the middle area.
  • For the source, drag “Mac OS X Base System” from your desktop into the empty Source box.
  • For the destination, drag your USB drive from your desktop into the empty Destination box.
  • Click on “Restore” and type your password. This process will take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes depending on the speed of your flash drive.
  • When it’s finished, you’ll end up with 2 “Mac OS X Base System” drives on your desktop. Figure out which one is your USB copy (you can right-click > Get Info and use the capacity as an indicator), and rename it to MLINSTALLUSB, after that open it up.
  • Once you’ve opened up MLINSTALLUSB (the one that’s your flash drive), go to /System/Installation.
  • You’ll see a symlink for Packages. Remove it.
  • Create a folder called Packages.
  • Open up a window of the original Mac OS X Install ESD drive and copy everything within Packages to the empty Packages folder on your USB drive.
  • Done! 10.8 is now installed onto your USB drive. Now, we need to modify some of the files on it so that it will properly bootup on a PC.
7. Adding the fixed 10.8 files to the USB drive
Now, we need to modify some of the files on your USB drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC.
  • Open the folder “Boot780” on your Mac OS X desktop.
  • Copy 2 .kext files (FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext) to /System/Library/Extensions on your flash drive.
    NOTE: The 2 OSInstall files will allow you to install 10.8 onto an MBR-partitioned drive, if you install it on the entire hard disk skip step 3 and 4 an go further with step 5.
  • Copy the OSInstall file to /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/, overwriting the file that’s already there.
  • Copy the OSInstall.mpkg file to /System/Installation/Packages/, overwriting the file that’s already there.
  • Run the Chameleon installation package. Make sure to install this package to your flash drive, and customize the installation so that you have an SMBIOS that best relates to the CPU that’s on your computer (leave the default options checked; just check your SMBIOS imac9.1 for the Dell Optiplex 780).
  • Copy now 3 kext files (FakeSMC.kext, NullCPUPowerManagement.kext, EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext) from folder Boot780 to /extra/extensions on your flash drive we need this for Chapter 11, Booting 10.8! .
  • Copy mach_kernel from the root of the Mac OS X Install ESD volume and paste it into the root of your flash drive.
  • Lastly, copy extracted folders (Boot780 and Install780) which you have extracted earlier from the zip files to the root of your flash drive. You’ll need this in Chapter 11.
  • Eject all mounted drives (this is not necessary)
  • Go to ShowHiddenFiles and click hide special files after that close program.
  • Eject your USB Drive
  • Done !
8. Bios Settings Dell Optiplex 780
Before we boot from the Dell Optiplex we need to optimize the bios for Mountain Lion.
  • Start your Dell Optiplex and press F2 to get into the Bios.
  • Go to Boot Sequence and choose on the right for USB Device and click the up arrow so that the USB Device is on top, click on apply to make the setting.
  • Go then to Drives - Sata Operation and choose on the right for Raid Autodetect/AHCI click again on apply and choose exit, now the Bios is ready for installing Mountain Lion.
9. Installing 10.8 from your USB drive
Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install 10.8 onto the partition or Hard Drive.
  • Boot from your USB drive.
  • Once in Chameleon, highlight your flash drive and add -v to the end, then push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by be patience startup may take a while.
  • Once you get into the installer (assuming your computer didn’t freeze, restart itself, or get a kernel panic), choose your partition or Hard Disk to install 10.8 to.
  • NOTE : when you install it on a partition skip step 5 - 10 see Chapter 4.
    (If you install Mountain Lion on the entire Hard disk follow the steps below )
  • In the installer open up Disk Utility.
  • Click on your Hard Drive in the left sidebar.
  • Click on the Erase tab in the middle.
  • Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “ML OSX”).
  • Click on the Erase… button.
  • Done close Disk Utility and go further with the installation process.
  • The installation process will take about 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD.
  • When finished, boot back into your already working copy of Mac OS X.
10. Booting 10.8!
Now that everything is finally prepared, you can go ahead and boot into Mountain Lion.
  • Boot from your USB drive again your computer won't still be able to boot from the hard drive.
  • Once in Chameleon, highlight your partition that has 10.8 installed. Add -v to it and push enter. You’ll see a lot of text fly by again be patience startup will take a while.
  • You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for 10.8. Go through that process to setup 10.8.
  • Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet" we will fix this later in Chapter 13, go further with the installation process.
  • The installation process will take about 25 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD.
  • Done! Proceed to Chapter 11 to install the bootloader to your partition so that you don’t have to rely on using your USB drive to bootup.
11. Installing the bootloader to 10.8
  • Once in 10.8 go to finder – preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for
    - Hard Disk
    - External Disk
    - CD
  • Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password
  • Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere
  • Close system preferences.
  • Copy the folders "Boot780" and "Install780" from your USB Device to your Mac OS X desktop after that open up the Chameleon installation package in folder Boot780, and install Chameleon to your 10.8 partition (while choosing your SMBIOS imac9.1, just like before, This is similar to step 5 in Chapter 7.) .
  • Done!
12. Copy org.chameleon.boot.plist to /extra
Starting up Mac OS X for the first time on your Hackintosh can be a very tricky process, which often requires you to set special boot options through the use of boot flags. For those of you who don't know, boot flags are "arguments" (pieces of data that you enter) to change the way that your bootloader runs. The bootloader is the program that boots Mac OS X. Boot flags can set the boot options for Chameleon, and any other boot CD or bootloader for Hackintoshes. Read past the break to learn how to use boot flags.

There are two ways to apply a boot flag: either by typing it into the bootloader before starting up Mac OS X, or by typing it into org.Chameleon.boot.plist, the settings file used by the bootloader.
See also Chapter Common boot options for Chameleon.
I have included a org.Chameleon.Boot.Plist for the Dell Optiplex 780
  • Open the folder “Boot780.” and copy org.chameleon.Boot.Plist
  • Past org.chameleon.Boot.Plist to /extra on your Hard Disk
13. Install the Kext files for de Dell Optiplex 780 hardware
  • Now, we need to install some Kext files on your Hard Disk drive so that the hardware will work properly on your PC.
  • Open the folder “Install780” and select the following Kext files
    - AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext
    - AppelIntelE1000e.kext
    - ATI5000Injector.kext
    - EliottForceLegacyRTC.kext
    - FakeSMC.kext
    - NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
    - VoodooHDA.kext
  • Drag the Kext files (which are mentioned above) over "Kext utility.app" (contained in folder “Install780”) and release the mouse
  • Type your root password and the Kext files will be installed on your Hard disk.
  • Reboot.
  • Once in 10.8 go to System Preferences – Network
  • There will be a message saying “Network device is detected”
  • Choose apply if you want to use DHCP or give a IP Address if you use static IP.
  • Click apply to make the setting active.
14. Update to 10.8.2
  • Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site.
  • Run the 10.8.2 combo update walk thru the steps.
  • After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system DON’T RESTART.
  • We will fix the video after the update, go to folder Install780 on your desktop.
  • Drag the Kext files AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and ATI5000Injector.kext to Kext Utility and type your password the files will be installed, after install reboot.
  • Now reboot with -v.
  • After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.8.2
  • The update is finished.
15. Update to 10.8.3
If your "Mac OS X Install ESD" contains already the newest ML Version you don't have to update the system and you can skip step 15.1 to 15.5.
To check your current version go to "About this Mac".
  • Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site.
  • Unpack the Videofix1083.zip to your desktop.
  • Run the 10.8.3 combo update walk thru the steps.
  • After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system DON’T RESTART.
  • Run the Chameleon installation package. Make sure to install this package to your Hard drive, and customize the installation so that you have an SMBIOS that best relates to the CPU that’s on your computer (leave the default options checked; just check your SMBIOS imac9.1 for the Dell Optiplex 780).
  • We will also fix the video, go to folder Videofix1083 on your desktop.
  • Drag the Kext files AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and ATI5000Controller.kext from the Videofix1083 directory to Kext Utility (in folder Install780) and type your password the files will be installed, after install reboot.
  • Now reboot with -v.
  • After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.8.3
  • The update is finished.
16. Update to 10.8.4
If your "Mac OS X Install ESD" contains already the newest ML Version you don't have to update the system and you can skip step 15.1 to 15.5.
To check your current version go to "About this Mac".
  • Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site.
  • Unpack the Videofix1084.zip to your desktop.
  • Run the 10.8.4 combo update walk thru the steps.
  • After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system DON’T RESTART.
  • Run the Chameleon installation package. Make sure to install this package to your Hard drive, and customize the installation so that you have an SMBIOS that best relates to the CPU that’s on your computer (leave the default options checked; just check your SMBIOS imac9.1 for the Dell Optiplex 780).
  • We will also fix the video, go to folder Videofix1084 on your desktop.
  • Drag the Kext files AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and ATI5000Controller.kext from the Videofix1084 directory to Kext Utility (in folder Install780) and type your password the files will be installed, after install reboot.
  • Now reboot with -v.
  • After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.8.4
  • The update is finished.
16. Update to 10.8.5
If your "Mac OS X Install ESD" contains already the newest ML Version you don't have to update the system and you can skip this step.
To check your current version go to "About this Mac".
  • Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site.
  • Run the 10.8.5 combo update walk thru the steps.
  • After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system DON’T RESTART.
  • Run the Chameleon installation package. Make sure to install this package to your Hard drive, and customize the installation so that you have an SMBIOS that best relates to the CPU that’s on your computer (leave the default options checked; just check your SMBIOS imac9.1 for the Dell Optiplex 780).
  • We will also fix the video, we will do it manually.
  • Copy the Kext files AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and ATI5000Controller.kext from system/library/extension to your desktop.
  • Go to ATI5000Controller.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit.
  • Find <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    <string>0x68F91002 0x68981002 0x68991002 0x68E01002 0x68E11002 0x68D81002 0x68C01002 0x68C11002 0x68D91002 0x68B81002 0x68B01002 0x68B11002 0x68A01002 0x68A11002 </string>
  • Save and Exit
  • Go to AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext and rightclick and choose Show Package Contents and open info.plist with textedit.
  • 11. Find <key>AMDCedarGraphicsAccelerator</key>
    and then look for the first <key>IOPCIMatch</key> and add your string for HD5450
    ( HD5450 1GB the string is 0x68F91002 and for 512MB the string is 0x68E11002)
    add <string>0x68F91002 0x68E01002</string>
  • Save and Exit
  • Install both kext files with Kext Utility
  • Now reboot with -v.
  • After Reboot go to about this Mac and check if the version is 10.8.4
  • The update is finished.
17. App store and iCloud doesn't work
If AppStore and iCloud doesn't work follow the steps below.
  • Open up EFI Studio in folder “Install780.” , select Ethernet, select Add Device.
  • On the new window you will see a lot of numbers (Hex String) in the second row.
  • Then clicked write to com.apple.boot.plist.
  • Then go to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/apple.com.boot.plist and select the new key and string it added.
  • Now you can add the Hex Strings to your org.chameleon.boot.plist(com.apple.boot.plist) see Chapter 12 which should be in root/extra folder. When you add it manually make sure it is in
  • <key>device-properties</key>
  • <string>Your Hex String here</string> arguments after that.
  • Remove all network devices from System Preferences/Network.
  • Delete in library>preferences>system configuration> NetworkInterfaces.plist file.
  • Finally, Reboot.
  • After reboot, go to System Preferences/Network add devices. Click (Ethernet) FIRST!! Then add the other adapters you use to connect to the internet or Bluetooth.
  • Voila. App Store and iCloud now works.
18. If sound doesn’t work
The HDMI from the Ati Radeon 5450 doesn’t work properly so we need to change this to Headphone, follow the step below to make sound work.
  • Open System Preferences – Sound – Output – And choose for Headphones.
19. Finished!
You’ve successfully installed Mountain Lion OSX onto your Dell Optiplex 780.

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I don't know where I am going wrong, but using the guide step by step,
I created the thumb drive, and and prep'd the optiplex 780 for install.
During boot up the process gives a fault and freezes in vertbose mode.
I took a pic of the error, let me know if there is anything else needed.

Thanks

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Thanks!! Worked perfectly. I don't have an addon graphics card but I was able to get the desktop to have the right resolution with the onboard.

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What an awesome guid. Many thanks!
I followed this guide step-by-step and my Optiplex 760 (with onboard grafics) just works perfectly.

But there is a little mistake at Chapter 13.

2. Open the folder “Install780” and select the following Kext files

-AMDRadeonAccelerlaor.kext

-AppelIntelE1000e.kext

-ATI5000Injector.kext

-EliottForceLegacy.kext

-FakeSMC.kext

-KextUtility.app

-NullCPUPowerManagement.kext

-VoodooHDA.kext


Of course "Kext Utility.app" is not a Kext file. I struggled at this point, so to make things clear:

3. Drag the Kext files (which are mentioned above) over "Kext Utility.app" (contained in folder “Install780”) and release the mouse.

4. Type your root password and the Kext files will be installed on your Hard disk.



If you have an Optiplex 760 (with onboard grafics) don't care about the "AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext". You don't need it at Chapter 13.2 and 14.5.
So for Chapter 14 just download the Compo Update, install it and restart your PC with -v (Needed steps: 14.1 -> 14.2 -> Restart -> 14.6 -> 14.7 -> 14.8)

To get rid of the Chameleon menu (all the code flying by) at Startup I've simply added the Timeout command (1 second) to the org.chameleon.boot.plist

<key>Timeout</key>
<string>1</string>


It works perfectly!
Happy tweaking from Germany.

PS: A cheap Bluetooth Stick from hama.com works perfectly!
http://www.hama.com/...n-21 edr-class2


Edit 20/05/2013:
I updated my Optiplex 760 with a low-profile grafic card (ATI Radeon HD5450 1GB).
With the onboard grafics OpenGL doesn't work and due to that no YouTube videos and so on.

With the help of this guide all works (again) perfectly.
The only differences on the installation was to integrate the 2 AMD/ATI .kext files.

Note: I first tried to run the whole installation process on my 42" TFT TV, but I get stucked on the "scratch wallpaper" of the actual Mountain Lion installation.
After using a regular 20" TFT via VGA it worked.

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Thks Pingu for the comments.
I have change chapter 13 and have attached a new PDF file of the tutorial.

What an awesome guid. Many thanks!

But there is a little mistake at Chapter 13.
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Of course "Kext Utility.app" is not a Kext file. I struggled at this point, so to make things clear:

3. Drag the Kext files (which are mentioned above) over "Kext Utility.app" (contained in folder “Install780”) and release the mouse.

4. Type your root password and the Kext files will be installed on your Hard disk.




If you have an Optiplex 760 don't care about the "AMDRadeonAccelerator.kext". You don't need it at Chapter 13.2 and 14.5.
So for Chapter 14 just download the Compo Update, install it and restart your PC with -v (Needed steps: 14.1 -> 14.2 -> Restart -> 14.6 -> 14.7 -> 14.8)

To get rid of the Chameleon menu at Startup I've simply added the Timeout command (1 second) to the org.chameleon.boot.plist


It works perfectly!
Happy tweaking from Germany.

PS: A cheap Bluetooth Stick from hama.com works perfectly!
http://www.hama.com/...n-21 edr-class2



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hey i have a Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz and videocard of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ and sound
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio PCI Sound Card can i still install without the ati cpu sound addons

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Hi all. First time posting, long time lurking.

Anyways, I wanted to say that this guide was excellent. Your instructions were straight forward and I was able to get almost everything working properly. After messing around with the NVidia video card that it came with for a few days, I just broke down and spent the $30 on the video card you recommended. Worked out of the box.

Now, the issue that I am having is related to when it goes to sleep. When it goes to sleep, the power button blinks and blinks, but when I press it to come back on line nothing happens. I have to hard boot it to get it to come back to life.

Has anyone had similar issues with this? I have googled around but wasn't able to find anything.

Thanks again!

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Hi Georgebluff glad to hear it works.
I have a smilar problem with sleep i have enabled in system preferences that the computer goes not to sleep.
Maybe somebody can recommend us a proper sleep enabler .kext to make this also work.
Sorry for that.

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Hi, I'm following the guide, but I have a difference to what's described. In 6.8 you say:

"For the source, drag “Mac OS X Base System” from your desktop into the empty Source box."

and then at 6.11:

"When it’s finished, you’ll end up with 2 “Mac OS X Install ESD” drives on your desktop."

but I end up with 2 copies of “Mac OS X Base System” which seems what I'd expect from what I'd just done. Is 6.8 wrong, or 6.11, or am I not doing something right?

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Read every step carefully and you will have it just the way i discribe.

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Sorry to be a pain but I've followed it seemingly to the letter 4 times, and this happens every time. I'm not an Apple person, and maybe I'm doing something wrong that you'd think should be obvious, but it seems to me that I'm doing the right thing, and what happens seems sensible to me too. If I do a restore of X, then I'd expect to get X. You're saying restore X and you will end up with 2 copies of Y. How does that work?

I did try to just carry on, and everything following this point still seems valid to what I ended up with, all the mentioned folders and links etc are where they're described, so I'm hoping what I've done is actually correct.

My next sticking point was that changing the SATA mode in the BIOS made my existing Windows 7 install fail to boot next time. I found this procedure to fix that:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

it might be an idea to mention that in the guide for anyone else that had Windows 7 installed previously with SATA mode set to RAID.

Oh well, back to trying..

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How high is the confidence level that it will work on an Optiplex 760 the same way - can anybody confirm success?

Thanks

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Terrific guide!
I have the "Mini-Tower" version of the Optiplex 760, and have installed Lion on it in the past (with lots of trial and error and "tweaking"). I was excited to find your guide for the 780/760 AND Mountain Lion, so I gave it a try. HERE'S MY ONLY PROBLEM:
I cannot get sound to work. No matter what I try, nothing comes out (if I boot from a separate HD into Lion, it works fine, so I know it's not bad hardware, wires, or speakers).
I first tried with the "VoodooHDA.kext" file provided in your excellent "Install780" folder. No good. I then tried the same file from my WORKING Lion install, still didn't work. I even tried searching the web for solutions to this problem, and found an "Installer pkg" labeled "AD1894.pkg", which is the EXACT name of the on-board built-in Audio interface on the Dell 760/780 series. The volume slider is in the menu, and I can move it, but no sounds of any kind come out. I went into System Preferences-Sound, and verified the "Output" settings. Under "Name" it shows "Line-out (Green Rear) and under "Type" it lists "Audio line-out port".
Please note that I always used "Kext Utility" to install any Kext files, and even ran it after installing from the "AD1894.pkg" file mentioned above. I've also used Disk Utility to "Repair Permissions", all to no avail. HELP! Everything else works BEAUTIFULLY, including high-resolution graphics on TWO Dell 21" monitors (my video card is currently the NVidia GeForce 8400GX/1Gig, but after reading your post and some replies to it, I decided to buy the

ATI

RADEON HD5450 512MB you recommended, for future use. I've also been able to get the App Store working by patching in the same text (into my org.chameleon.boot.plist file) from my WORKING Lion install. My ML install is 10.8.2
Thanks to all who have helped make the "Hackintosh" process available to so many, and to anyone who can assist with fixing this problem.

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Are you using HDMI cable for sound ??
If yes then try to use your jack ports from the motherboard, i also had problems with HDMI and sound now i have my speakers on my motherboard.
The audio controller onboard is a ADI 1984A HDA and i have used VoodooHDA.kext v. 2.62 (x86_64) witch is in the install files.

Terrific guide!
I have the "Mini-Tower" version of the Optiplex 760, and have installed Lion on it in the past (with lots of trial and error and "tweaking"). I was excited to find your guide for the 780/760 AND Mountain Lion, so I gave it a try. HERE'S MY ONLY PROBLEM:
I cannot get sound to work. No matter what I try, nothing comes out (if I boot from a separate HD into Lion, it works fine, so I know it's not bad hardware, wires, or speakers).
I first tried with the "VoodooHDA.kext" file provided in your excellent "Install780" folder. No good. I then tried the same file from my WORKING Lion install, still didn't work. I even tried searching the web for solutions to this problem, and found an "Installer pkg" labeled "AD1894.pkg", which is the EXACT name of the on-board built-in Audio interface on the Dell 760/780 series. The volume slider is in the menu, and I can move it, but no sounds of any kind come out. I went into System Preferences-Sound, and verified the "Output" settings. Under "Name" it shows "Line-out (Green Rear) and under "Type" it lists "Audio line-out port".
Please note that I always used "Kext Utility" to install any Kext files, and even ran it after installing from the "AD1894.pkg" file mentioned above. I've also used Disk Utility to "Repair Permissions", all to no avail. HELP! Everything else works BEAUTIFULLY, including high-resolution graphics on TWO Dell 21" monitors (my video card is currently the NVidia GeForce 8400GX/1Gig, but after reading your post and some replies to it, I decided to buy the



ATI

RADEON HD5450 512MB you recommended, for future use. I've also been able to get the App Store working by patching in the same text (into my org.chameleon.boot.plist file) from my WORKING Lion install. My ML install is 10.8.2
Thanks to all who have helped make the "Hackintosh" process available to so many, and to anyone who can assist with fixing this problem.



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Thanks for confirming success on the 760 - my 760 from ebay is now on the way.

I am missing a detail in the tutorial: The partition scheme of the drives.

I aussme it is MBR for the install stick and GUID for the internal harddisk - correct? (for entire disk method)

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My Optiplex 760 is ready.
Only problem during the install was the first boot from the Chameleon on the internal drive - that only worked after the install of the kexts.

Only thing I am missing now is sleep :unsure:


Thanks a lot for the great tutorial !!!

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Everytime I update, it freezes in verbose, followed the guide completely, and only used the update you said to use. Any help?

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@Willy: Can you give some details - at which step / update does it freeze? What are the latest lines you see on the boot screen?


@All: Has anybody a working DVD Player.app on the Optiplex with a HD5450?
If so, which framebuffer is being used?

Thanks!

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@Willy: Can you give some details - at which step / update does it freeze? What are the latest lines you see on the boot screen?

Thanks!


Its on the Verbose screen, Also, for some reason, when i install chameleon onto my HDD it wont boot from it, it says boot0 error, Yes i followed every step, used everything he said and provided, Used VMware to install it onto my flash drive and i have GM with Apple

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Booting from the HD also did not work in my case before I installed the kexts on the HD, though I do not recall any boot0 error.

What is the latest line you see on the verbose screen ?





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