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  1. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    Install lion on your 410 http://www.loveofapple.net/showthread.php?...-on-hackintosh/
  2. is there away for you to turn some cpu cores off for the installation?
  3. Lion DP2 - OSInstall.mpkg checks

    DP 2 is way buggier than DP 1, Installed it on my MBP and had to get rid of it. Oh and that iCal "theme" is stupid.
  4. How to install OSX Lion Preview

    Thanks for the TUT, I cant wait until an easier method becomes available.
  5. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    Im Providing all future help with the XPS 410 on leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion here http://loveofapple.net/index.php?/topic/6-...n-dell-xps-410/ Please join and post future questions there
  6. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    I started an Apple product Themed New, Forum and Hacking site. http://www.loveofapple.net/ Join up and learn about the greatest products in the world. When we hit 10,000 members and 50,000 forum post there will be a SWEET give away. The site is still a work in progress but it is functional. im also looking for writers and MODs for the experienced people. If interested join and Post in the Mod/Writer section under news, Please post what position your looking for.
  7. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    It shouldn't be too bad, Let me know If I can be of any help.
  8. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    Im still trying to figure your issue out, from what I am finding it seems to be related to the gpu drive for your vid card. Are you using a CUSTOM efi string generated with osx86tools?
  9. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    What error is it giving you? Is the game cracked or legit? No saying anything about piracy but if makes A difference if it will run or not. Holy {censored} I just realized this thread is 5 years old!!!!!!
  10. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    install lion in A VMWare Machine If you want to run Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Developer Preview but you don’t want to bother setting up another partition or upgrading your existing Mac OS X 10.6 installation, you can go with a third option: running Lion in a virtual machine with VMWare. This is really only recommended for more technically inclined Mac OS X users. If you’re serious about Lion development, remember that virtual machines have their limitations, and you should probably just setup a dedicated partition to run the developer preview directly. Having a dedicated partition will ultimately perform better and the installation process is a lot easier than setting this up to run in VMware. Anyway, if you want to try out Lion in a VM, here’s what you’ll need: Requirements to Install & Run Mac OS X 10.7 Lion in VMWare: Mac OS X 10.7 Developer Preview – developers can download this from Apple VMware Fusion for Mac OS X – here’s the free 30 day trial version Patience – there’s some setup required here, so if you’re lazy this isn’t for you Optional/Recommended: plenty of RAM Regarding the RAM requirement, VMware and virtual machines in general perform best with a lot of RAM, if you plan on using them often on your Mac it’s highly recommended to upgrade to 8GB. With how cheap RAM is these days, I consider it an essential upgrade for power users. If you’re curious, you can read my review of 8GB RAM upgrade for a MacBook Pro where I detail the advantages of having a bunch of memory. The Walkthrough: Update: ObviousLogic.com seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth, here’s the walkthrough repeated below via Google Cache: Everything ready? Then check out the great walkthrough from ObviousLogic: Installing Lion in VMware, it’s broken down into 12 steps that are easy to follow. Installing Mac OS X Lion in VMware Shhh! Don’t tell anyone. Overview Yay! The developer version of OS X Lion is out in the wild!!! Not going to say where I got it from, but I have it and I want to play with it! But… Being ill-gotten and a pre-beta release, I really don’t want to install it on a hard drive and boot my iMac off of it. Who knows what crazy things could happen? Would suck if something was wrong with the file system (or a virus installed) and it wiped all attached drives!!! So, since I already use VMware Fusion for my OpenBSD web server, why not run Lion in a virtual machine!? Issue 1. Only server versions of Mac OS X can be run in a virtual machine. Well there’s an easy way around that. Seems the system only checks for the existence of a single file, which can be created to appease the VM Gods. Issue 2. Lion’s installation and boot process is a lot different and the VM doesn’t know what to make of it – booting from a disk image makes the VM cower into a corner and cry for help. Or just get outright hostile and tell you, “Not here, Jack!” But, as it turns out, there’s a way around that as well. Not as easy as the first obstacle, but possible nonetheless. Step 1: Create a blank disk image. Using Disk Utility, create and mount a new image with the following settings, Name: MyInstaller Size: 5 GB Format: Mac OS X Extended Encryption: none Partitions: Single partition – Apple Partition Map Image Format: DVD/CD master You can name it whatever you want, but be sure to modify the steps below accordingly. Step 2: Mount the Lion installer image. The image I obtained mounts as ‘Mac OS X Install ESD’. If yours mounts as something different, then you will need to make any necessary changes to reflect that in the following steps. Step 3: Mount the Base System image. The Lion installer image contains a bunch of hidden files, to get to them you’ll need to run the Terminal application. One of these hidden files is BaseSystem.dmg which is used to boot the system. $ cd “/Volumes/Mac OS X Install ESD” $ open BaseSystem.dmg The volume will mount as ‘Mac OS X Base System’ Step 4: Copy the base system. The entire contents of the base system needs to be copied to your installer image. The ‘Restore’ feature in Disk Utility works great for this. Once that is finished, you can eject the BaseSystem image, it is no longer needed. Please note, if you chose to “Erase destination”, your installer image will now have the same name as the source, ‘Mac OS X Base System’. I rename mine back to ‘MyInstaller’. Step 5: Setup the ‘kernelcache’ file. First the file needs to be copied from the Lion installer image to your installer image, then the boot configuration file updated to specify the location of the file. $ cp “/Volumes/Mac OS X Install ESD/kernelcache” /Volumes/MyInstaller/kernelcache $ cd /Volumes/MyInstaller/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ $ sudo vi com.apple.Boot.plist Make sure the boot file contains at least the following key/value to specify the location of the kernelcache file, Kernel Cache \kernelcache Step 6: Copy the installation Packages. Before the packages can be copied from the Lion installer image, there’s a file on your installer image that needs to be deleted. $ sudo rm /Volumes/MyInstaller/System/Installation/Packages $ sudo cp -R “/Volumes/Mac OS X Install ESD/Packages” /Volumes/MyInstaller/System/Installation/Packages The copy (cp) command will take a few minutes; it’s copying a few gigabytes of data, so be patient. Step 7: Flag the system as a server installation. Again, in order to boot an OS X volume in VMware, it needs to be a server. The system checks for the existence of a file in a specific location; you can imitate a server installation simply by creating that file. $ cd /Volumes/MyInstaller/System/Library/CoreServices $ sudo touch ServerVersion.plist That’s it for the installation disk. Both installer images can be ejected. Step 8: Create a virtual machine. This shouldn’t be anything new to you, but I’ll go through each step anyway. Open VMware Fusion and select “New…” from the File menu. Click the “Continue without disc” button. Select “Create a custom virtual machine” and then Continue. Select ‘Operating System: Apple Mac OS X’ and ‘Version: Mac OS X Server 10.6 64-bit’, then click Continue. Click the “Customize Settings” button, then name and save the new virtual machine. Choose “CDs & DVDs” from Settings, then click “Use disc image” and select your installer image. Choose “Hard disks” from Settings, deselect “Split into 2 GB files” for the pre-created hard drive and click “Apply”. * Feel free to make any other changes to the settings with one caveat, you must use a SCSI hard disk; IDE drives are not recognized by the installer after it boots. Also, if the hard disk is going to be used as a boot disk, it cannot be split into separate 2 GB files, so make sure to deselect that option when the HD is created. Step 9: Replace the VMs NVRAM. The default NVRAM will boot up previous OS X systems, but it will not boot up a Lion volume. I have a VM that I initially used as a Snow Leopard system. Booting into that system seems to have set the NVRAM so that it will know how to boot a Lion volume. Here is the NVRAM file from that VM. You can download it and use it in your VM. nvram.zip Download and uncompress the nvram file. Locate your VM within the Finder, right click and select “Show Package Contents”. Delete the current nvram file if one exists. Copy the downloaded nvram file into the folder and rename it to match the name of your VM; mine is named, “Mac OS X 10.7″, so the nvram file would be renamed to “Mac OS X 10.7.nvram” Now you should be able to run the VM and it will boot up to being the installation process. Step 10: Installing Lion. After the installation disk boots up, the first thing you should do is run Disk Utility and format the hard drive. All the norms apply; GUID partition map, Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) format, etc. When done, Quit to return to the installer. Continue with the installation. When the installation is complete, it will attempt to reboot the VM using the freshly installed OS on the hard disk. It won’t boot, because it’s not a server installation. Step 11: Forcing the VM to boot from the CD. VMware will not let you change the startup disk in the VMs settings, so you’ll have to force a change while the VM is running. Start the VM. As soon as you see the vmware splash screen, hit the escape key. This will bring you to a boot menu, select “Boot Manager” This will then bring you to another menu where you choose which device to boot from. With “Mac OS X” selected, you can look at the ‘Device Path’ info on the right side of the screen to see the path to the default OS X boot device (this should be the hard disk). You can then move through the list to determine which device would be the CD to boot from. (The Pci or Scsi numbers will be different.) If you choose the wrong device the first time, you can just restart the VM and choose another until you get it right. Step 12: Flag the new system as a server installation. After the VM boots from the install disk again, run the Terminal from the Utilities menu. I labeled my HD, “OS X Lion HD” when I initialized it, so I would enter the following to ‘touch’ the system, # touch “/Volumes/OS X Lion HD/System/Library/CoreServices/ServerVersion.plist” Now you can quit the Terminal, choose Startup Disk from the Utilities menu and restart from the hard disk.
  11. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    Using the guides in this tread you will learn to it it your self.
  12. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    uscgmatthew what error is it giving you? Is the game in universal binary? If not you need to install rosetta from the disk. I can post the Rosetta Pkg if you need it. What is the full name of the game I'll try to figure out a fix. toner_ you are getting KPs and an correct video ram reading because you don't have the system configured correctly for your card. No offense to who ever set him up from a vmware image but that was a really bad thing to do. The best and only way to get your system running 100% up to date and running is to do a complete new vanilla install. Follow the guide the browndog and I have posted to setup an efi partition and have 100% un modified working install on your 410. That way you can just update like you would a real Mac. Don't worry it's not as hard as it sounds. Browndog Fred and I have posted all the next and info you will need, if you need more help just post in here and we will do our best to help you. Good luck
  13. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    use Graphics Enabler=yes http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+Set+GraphicsEnabler%3DYes in boot.plist and use 64 bit NV enabler http://lmgtfy.com/?q=64+bit+NVenabler+snow+leopard Install Lion on your macbook pro, use boot camp to make a windows partiton the use disk utility to format the windows partiton as HFS+ and install from the lion.dmg you dont even need to burn it just mount the dmg clock install os x and select your lion partiton you can install it with having to boot from a DVD its nice
  14. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    Lion kicks ass if you have a macbook with a multi touch track pad, the gestures rock. I use the magic trackpad on my dell more than the mouse now. Yeah I used to have that card,he needs to install each update separately so we can fnd out witch one is breaking the install.
  15. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    Try putting the bootloader on a flashdrive, and try booting from that. Let me know what happens and the exact kernel panic message so we can get ya up and runnning.