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  1. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Thanks. I'll give it a try and let you know if it worked
  2. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Could you maybe share your new DSDT with us? Would like to try it out some day
  3. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Hmm, not good to hear I gave up on using OSX on my E6410 for now and ordered PC components to build a hackintosh. Like I mentioned in my guide, I had quite some troubles with the DSDT. Once the system was booted, it was stable, but during the boot process I often got black screens or a loading mouse cursor that did not dissapear. Basically the same like you mentioned. Regarding your boot.plist. I'm not an osx86 expert either, but in order to get 64-bit working (and to use your 8 GB), you have to use arch=x86_64 instead of arch=i386. This way, the system will be able to use your 8 GB of memory. You don't have to specify this 8 GB anywhere. I believe you can only specify a limit (like, maxmem=4096).
  4. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    @jay-zi: Good to hear! @zimmertr: Are you sure that you installed the IOPCIFamily Fix with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], and that you used KextHelper B7 after that to run the two scripts? Your boot screen probably stops at "PCI Configuration Begin" (you can verify this by booting with -v). Try to boot using npci=0x3000 and see if it works. Then repeat the steps with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url].
  5. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Good to hear Joerg. Please let us know if it runs stable for you. Do you only work with the notebook screen, or do you also use an external monitor / docking station? @zimmertr: I unfortunately do not dual boot. You could try to mix my guide with the one in the opening post. The author posted a guide on his site for a tripple-boot setup, but I think it is a little bit out-of-date for 10.6.8.
  6. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Thanks Right now, you boot your system with NVEnabler. With the custom DSDT, you will not have to do this. I assume it is safe to apply the DSDT now, but make sure to make a back-up. Just follow my guide from the point where you have to use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Also make sure to run KextHelper B7 after that for the two scripts you have to run there. After you have applied [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], the NVEnabler boot parameter will automatically be gone (unless you select the NVIDIA Enabler kext, which you shouldn't do). Please note though that I had some stability issues with the custom DSDT. I am not sure if its related to the docking station I'm using...
  7. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Alright, here is my guide on how to install Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion 10.7 on the E6410. Keep in mind that my E6410 has a NVIDIA 3100M, i7 CPU and 8 GB of memory. Requirements: OS X 10.6.3 Retail DVD OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo [ http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399 ] [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy CD [ http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewforum.php?f=125 ] [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] [the new version, not 3.7.2, http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewforum.php?f=125 ] E6410 CD from this topic [ only for the kexts and Kext Helper B7 ] Custom DSDT from this topic [ http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...t&p=1686609 ] Installation: Make sure you use a maximum of 4 GB of memory for the installation. Remove extra memory just for now. Use a keyboard and mouse, as they won't work before we have installed the kexts. Do not attach any other devices, besides the keyboard and mouse. Go in to your BIOS (F2) and set SATA to AHCI. Boot the laptop with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy CD (press F12 when booting). After [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] is loaded, replace the CD with the OSX 10.6.3 Retail DVD and press F5. Enter the parameters NVEnabler=Yes GraphicsEnabler=No and press Return. Select your language and go into the Disk Utility. Format your harddisk as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and start the installation. You may customize the installation (such as removing printer drivers) to save time. When the screen freezes, just move your mouse. It is the screen saver that doesn't work yet. After installation is finished, reboot the notebook with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy CD. Now boot into your harddrive using the same parameters as with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] CD (NVEnabler=Yes GraphicsEnabler=No). Finish the installation steps. Install the 10.6.8 update combo. DO NOT restart your notebook after it is finished. Copy the DSDT file to your desktop. Start [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. In case it crashes, just reopen the application. Select the following installation options: UserDSDT, IOPCIFamily Fix (Kext), FakeSMC (Kext) and MacBook Pro 8.1 (System Definition) and start the installation. After this is finished, run Kext Helper B7 (from the E6410 boot CD). Use Advanced to run the "Kext Permissions" and "Tag Cache Rebuild" scripts. You do not need to install additional kexts for now, we'll do that after the reboot. Reboot OS X now, you may remove the CD. Please note that during launch, the spinning icon will not appear on the boot screen. It might take a little while to boot. You can do two things now. Install Lion, or keep running Snow Leopard. If you want to stay with Snow Leopard, then skip the list below and follow the instructions further down to install the required kexts. Install Lion: Download Lion from the App Store, run the installation, and restart your notebook. Open Disk Utility and add a 8 GB partition, name it Installation. Download xMove from Tonymacx86 and run it. Make sure to select Installation as destination (by default it might have your current OS X installation selected, which is wrong!). After installation, reboot, and select your Installation drive in the boot screen. Whenever the installation gives you a black screen, just press a key on the keyboard. It is the screensaver. After installation, you are ready to boot Lion and install the kexts. Install kexts: Open the E6410 boot CD and copy the following kexts to your desktop: /BootCDE6410/Post Install E6410/SLE (3 kexts) and /BootCDE6410/Extra/Preboot (mount it), from there copy AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext and VoodooBattery from the /Preboot/Extra that you mounted. Run Kext Helper b7. Install these kexts and reboot. You may now use the keyboard on the E6410 and the touchpad. You can also insert more RAM, if you use more than 4 GB. You will now have a 64-bit Snow Leopard or Lion OS. There are, however, some issues. I have listed them below. Issues: Wireless does not work. This is a known issue and you will have to replace the wireless card with one that is compatible with OS X. You cannot use the mute key on the keyboard. It will display the mute icon, but the sound will stay on the same level. In comparison to Windows, the battery goes empty much quicker. The bluetooth cannot be disabled within OS X. You can decide to disable it in the BIOS. There are serious issues with the VGA port. I have a docking station, and although it works (I can get a 1920x1200 resolution on my monitor), it is very unstable when booting. Also when I boot the E6410 without the use of the docking station, it sometimes crashes when it enters OS X. I have tried to customize the DSDT and change the priority of VGA, DVI and the LCD panel itself, but it didn't work. Sleep doesn't work. I haven't got hibernate mode (mode 1, I believe) to work either. Shutdown and restart works perfectly though (it shuts down within just a few seconds). In my opinion, Lion requires more resources on the notebook. The fan runs more often than in Snow Leopard. It also has issues with Flash, but this is a common problem and has nothing to do with the system being a Hackintosh. If there are any questions, then just ask. Hopefully we can get the DSDT even better and get it to work with external monitors as well (without being unstable). I don't care much about the sleep mode, but hibernate (where it saves the current state to your harddisk), would be nice to have. Note: Whenever you forget to install the kexts, or just want to boot into your system using the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] Legacy CD, use the following parameters to boot: NVEnabler=Yes GraphicsEnabler=No npci=0x3000 (or just the npci=0x3000, it might work as well).
  8. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Got it fixed! There are two solutions: - If you have 10.6.8 installed, use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and make sure to have "IOPCIFamily Fix" selected. - Your npci=0x3000 suggestion did work in the end. I just had to wait +/- 15-20 seconds before it continued after the "PCI Configuration Begin" message. Thanks for your help Got 10.6.8 running, basically everything works, even the docking station. I am now going to try to install Lion and will post an updated guide on how to do the installation. Actually, you do not need the E6410 boot ISO posted in this guide for booting, you can do everything with [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] + custom DSDT posted in this topic + a few kexts from the E6410 boot ISO. Update: Lion is also installed! All works great
  9. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Thanks, I will give it a try Update: That didn't work, unfortunately. Here is a picture of the "PCI Configuration Begin" freeze that I get every time: My system specs: - Intel i7 M620 2.67 Ghz CPU - NVidia NVS3100M graphics card - 8 GB memory (using 4 GB now, will use the rest when it works) - Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 A/G/N wireless card (a Dell DW1397 BCM94312HMG A/B/G is on its way from eBay)
  10. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    I have a problem that has not been mentioned before in this topic. I can install the Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Retail DVD without any problems using the boot ISO provided in the opening post. But, whenever I try to update OSX to 10.6.6, 10.6.7 or 10.6.8 (and after appling the post installer and kext's), I always end up with a freeze on the "PCI Configuration Begin" status message when OSX boots up. I think it has something to do with the videocard (NVIDIA 3100M), but I see many others here that succesfully updated to 10.6.7 without this problem. I have tried several boot parameters, such as -x, -s, arch=i386, arch=x86_64, GraphicsEnabler=No, GraphicsEnabler=Yes, npci=0x2000, but none of them seem to work. I have also tried to apply the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] post-installer using the DSDT posted on this page, but that does not work either. Could someone guide me in the right direction?
  11. [GUIDE] Dell Latitude E6410

    Has anyone tried out to install OSX Lion on the E6410? Anyway, I ordered the wireless card mentioned in the post above me (only a few euros/dollars on eBay) and will try out this guide with OSX Snow Leopard