Hey chaps, I have a dimension E520 desktop in which my colleague gave me. And it originally comes with a pentium d processor. Which i made several changes to it by upgrading the processor to a core 2 duo quad, put a nvidia 8500gt graphic card and update the bios. So i install iATKOS L2 to it and been using for half a year. So currently the hard drive is full and i upgrade it and i intend to install install mountain lion to it. But when i put the disc, at the bootloader, i select F8 and use the bootflag -v but it restart. So im not sure what causes it to restart. I have tried niresh ml distro and has the same problem as well. Thanks. I will appreciate you guys help
Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:33 AM
Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:00 PM
try in i386 mode
Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:19 PM
You mean by using the arch=i386 kernal flag? I thought mountain lion doesnt support/boot into 32 bit?
Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:35 PM
But nevertheless i have tried according to what you have said, and it says cant fit arch=i386.. So you reckon what should i do? Thanks
Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:23 PM
Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:56 PM
ahh forgot yes its x64 only. maybe the pc has issues with x64
Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:17 PM
But i presume if its has issue with x64, then why can lion be run? Anyway i would prefer using distro instead of retail method as i done before retail using other computer and had lots of issue. Thanks. I hope someone more knowledgeable than me could chimp in and help. If all else fail, then i reckon i would build a hackintosh by buying those necessary/compatible parts like motherboard and etc.
Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:19 PM
Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:11 AM
Never mind, i think i will try the retail method. But you guys reckon retail method will work based on my description?
Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:10 PM
Ok chaps, i just try the myhack method which is using retail method and usb flashdrive. And it the same thing, it restart. So im not sure what causes it. I mean i have core 2 duo quad processor.
Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:48 PM
boot -v to see errors
Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:53 PM
Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:11 AM
what video card is it ?
Posted 23 June 2013 - 05:34 AM
Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:58 PM
it should work. what u need is dsdt modded likely... to remove onboard vga from it.
i havent tried lion or mountain on these older dells.. so im not sure.
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