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Hi all new in here
My system specs are
Dell xps 17 l702x i5 2450m a19 bios
8gb 1600mhz ram
1gb intel 3000
1gb nvidia 550m
250 ssd and 500hd

Ive split the 500 into 2 during setup left ssd booting windows 8
I've managed to install and try iatkos l2 & ml2
Both install fine but on first boot just goes to black screen!??

Ml2 install I disabled nvidia in setup
In l2 I've taken all graphics out in windows but both still end up just black screen

Tried -x -v can't see any errors will not boot to GUI

Any ideas
Can't seem to find much to download for the xps i5 seems all the dsdt are for i7

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Hello

You have a good hardware, but... make a hack with disto(iDeneb,iPC...)is waste time to you and to who help you....
You will never get a hack with 99% with distro

A gave to you a retail solution to install and use via PM

If you want i can help you.



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Cheers mate I'll try that later

I've tried iatkos ml2 and l2 method for a good few weeks now and just hitting a brick wall
Just can't get it to boot

So I'll follow pm later

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After deleting graphics and cache I managed to get to install
At the end of install it as come up with failed click restart and try again??

When loading I notice system seems to hang on Bluetooth controller?

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Re-copy the image to your usb stick...

if don't boot, don't delete nothing... please boot with -v and post a error image.



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re copied image to usb stick and will try install again

 

I did get to the install screen, had to plug in usb mouse

 

used disk utility to sort my drive out then it started to install

 

but at the very end it said installation failed due to error but didn't state what error and to click restart

 

??



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Re done the USB stick

Booted using clover because holding 1 on boot doesn't do anything

Added screen img
It did eventually after 10 mins boot into GUI so I started installation but same again at the end get this message
Tried the hd with -v but gets upto missing Bluetooth control hangs there for 10 mins and just re boots to clover

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Hello

 

No idea about this, but...

 

Try configure your Bios: http://olarila.com/f....php?f=2&t=1804



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trying the image again using SDB instead of win32

 

checked my BIOS from that link few items I cant find? would that matter


Checked BIOS only thing I noticed is ACPI was set to legacy not ACPI

could this be cause!?

Trying another install

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Hello
 

Maybe, only testing... try set up it...

Your mobo is UEFI???



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Where can I check that out?
They is options in BIOS regarding UEFI so assume so!

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Enable or Disable only what your mobo has ... and test that thing about ACPI

Apparently your mobo isn' t UEFI ... What you have to do now is to test ...

Did you try boot even after installing and receive installation fails?



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failed again on both settings regarding ACPI

 

yes I have just tested the HDD install I let it boot into clover using USB then just click the HDD with -v

holding 1 doesn't work to bring up the other boot installer

 

same again

 

gets to the screen saying "missing Bluetooth controller transport!" but from the HDD it doesn't go any further just reboots back into clover

 

do I need to delete graphic kexts using transmac in  windows?


is that why the installation is failing at the end then? because my motherboard isn't UEFI?



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It is possible that there isn't changing the bootloader ... try pressing 1 while a cursor is blinking ...

But you can boot the Chameleon, is not it? But it is not just restart?
Try booting with UseKernelCache=Yes

You only have to add or delete kext if you can not get the installation, but you can only installation failure... so isn't necessary delete or add nothing.
Try to install again and boot even if the message failed installation ...

You have the option to choose UEFI? If not, is because your mobo isn't UEFI, like my mobo.


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Deleted all graphics apart from intel3000 ones and this is what I get
Sits on this screen for 10 mins
Eventually brings up setup screen but can't move the curser
Touchpad doesn't work
USB mouse doesn't work

Keyboard caps lock light works when pressed
Nope on boot up pressing 1 doesn't do anything just boots into clover
The above images are booting up after installation failed only when I delete graphics kexts

But curser doesn't move touchpad or mouse won't work

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I fogot that you have 2 GPU, but in future you'll need use Intel HD3000 and disable Nvidia card in Bios

 

Try boot with UsbFix=Yes... try UseKernelCache=Yes too



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Has it's loading now with the 2 added lines usbfix etc I notice this on screen

But still won't move?

Not looking like this install is gonna happen am I best trying a different install type?
10.8 or 10.7 instead of this 10.8.5

Or different method?

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I don't  think another version of OS would make a difference ... your CPU is supported and your graphics too ...

But making a hack laptop is quite complicated so ... we'll test another OS version.

Don't forget to disable the dedicated graphics(Nvidia)in the Bios.


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its strange how I only have clover on this usb boot not chameleon!

 

ill download and try 10.8

 

in bios u cant tell which graphic card is what doesn't say names?


All I can see

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Hello

 

Choose IGD or PEG but don't choose PCI, because PCI is of Nvidia graphic

 

I noted that your bios was modified, isn't?







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