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In Topic: [GUIDE] OS X Lion 10.7.0 on a Dell Dimension e520

07 August 2011 - 12:39 AM

Hey glitzerndeminze, thanks for your reply and confirmation of the EFI string cards working under Lion! An easy way to set up cards that use the boot.plist efi string method is to use the program EFIStudio, or osx86tools (more outdated). They both handily contain the appropriate strings for pretty much any card released up to the nvidia 9xxx series and usually enable QE/CI oob!

On the topic of RAID ON and ATA/Autodetect, I've been using the latter ever since i put two hard drives in my E520, as the RAID configuration added like 5 seconds to my boot time as soon as it noticed more than one drive. The only solution I can give you for this is to reinstall Windows in ATA mode at some point later down the line. I know it's not ideal, and I'm really sorry!

I believe wmarsh wrote an E520 guide that works for SL on RAID mode (naturally you're in that exact position but I don't know what method you used edit: saw your sig :P) but there's a good chance that maybe his guide and my guide can be merged together in some way!

Good luck,

In Topic: [GUIDE] A fast and easy way to install Lion

23 July 2011 - 10:04 AM

Thanks so much for this guide!! The install thing works perfectly. To clarify for anybody else, place the Install OS X Lion.app in your Applications directory and run the program from anywhere, with the optional DSDT in the extras folder (I just used my DSDT from SL).

Had to boot the installer with -x due to my HD4850, but install went perfect and then I just copied over my Ethernet kexts (Netgear GA311 and Intel 82566MM), VoodooHDA and tweaked the ATI4800Controller.kext for my gfx. All working very well, thanks!! (although I still can't get Minecraft to work on either card)

Dell Dimension E520
Intel P965/G965
C2D, can't remember the version but it's 1.9ghz
STAC9227 Audio
Realtek 8169 as Netgear GA311
Intel 82566MM onboard
Sapphire Radeon HD4850

In Topic: Question about Lion

07 June 2011 - 10:15 PM

i'd also like to hear what the more experienced among us hackintoshers think about this...

I personally think that mirroring the official way of installing Lion, we'll all probably need a working version of snow to install it over. But will the Lion installer check hardware IDs, like the dev builds do? Getting past this kind of thing is far beyond me but i'm confident the community will work around it!

p.s. has anybody played with the Dev Preview 4 released yesterday? Updating to 3 killed my VMWare install so wondering what's going on with this one
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