Jump to content
Welcome to InsanelyMac Forum

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Pratician

  • Rank
    InsanelyMac Protégé
  1. [Install] Dell Latitude E6400 E6500

    Hi, After some testing for having the Dual Screen to Work, I made it work with the Krazubu tutorial about NVCAP. So with this NVCAP, the VGA output work, I didn't try the display port since I don't have converter to DVI or HDMI. Version with Number <04000000 00000100 0e000000 00000007 00000000> Version for Plist <key>NVCAP</key> <data>BAAAAAAAAQAOAAAAAAAABwAAAAA=</data> Replace the NVCAP entry in your injector.
  2. [Install] Dell Latitude E6400 E6500

    Hi, All you have to do is to modify the com.apple.Boot.plist located ./Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration in the Drive where you have installed the MacLoader. Just to be safe make a copy of the original file before modify it. Since you will need root access to it, use the terminal and type sudo nano and drag'n'drop the file to the terminal. You may get something like that : sudo nano /Volumes/MacLoader/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist You need to replace the UUID by your own : 8FC99C8C-EFC2-3095-9F5A-4AA2EAEB9F42 Like that: (I have modified the UUID with yours) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-f boot-uuid=8FC99C8C-EFC2-3095-9F5A-4AA2EAEB9F42</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>3</string> </dict> </plist> Then just make sure that The MacLoader partition is active and reboot. It may work
  3. [Install] Dell Latitude E6400 E6500

    The Specs of my E6400 are: Processor: C2D P8400 2.26 Ghz FSB: 1066 Mhz HDD: 160 Go 7200 Free Fall Sensor RAM: 2 Go DDR2 800 Mhz Graphics: Nvidia Quadro NVS 160M 256 Mo Chipset: Intel PM45 , ICH9-M LAN: Intel 82567LM (10/100/1000 Mb/s) Wifi: Intel Wihi Link 5100 AGN Sound: IDT 92HD71B7 Bluetooth: Dell Bluetooth 370 Screen: 14" 1440x900 LED Battery: 6 Cells Weight: 2.3 Kg The Great things on this laptop is that you get Screen Auto-Light depending on the environement light like on the MBP. Moreover if you take the option you can get theBackLight Keyboard ( which I have), It's good when you work where there is not too much light. For me the Trackpad is the little stick on the Keyboard, on the E6400 like on usual Professionnal Laptop you have both the stick and the TouchPad. The TouchPad is an ALPS one, need to find the right Kext in order to make it function. The battery Life is about 3h20 at this moment on OS X, but on XP you can get up to 4h30~4h45 with wifi and the right parameters, with the 6 Cells. I think I get the Speed Step with the IntelEnhancedSpeedStep.kext, need some test and software for monitoring the Temperature. The Fan is quiet on normal working, but may become quite noisy if you make hard job. (And it seems to work under OS X) I used to have an Inspiron 1520 (with the 8600M GT, and the 9 Cells). The E6400 is 1 Kg Less, thinner, and have a Magnesium Alloy. For me the E6400 is much much better than the E6400. It's better at every point except in Graphics, the NVS 160M, is worst than the 8600M GT, but this graphics card is not for gaming but for 3D appliances. It's Not Really a big defect.
  4. Hi, Since this is my first Guide, I will try To be the most helpfull for you. Just Tell me if I am not Clear or I say something wrong. I have got a Dell Latitude E6400 but since E6500 are pretty the same than E6400, it may work. I Hope this Will Help you. Kexts may Also Work for no Retail Version Like Kalyway or iDeneb, use KextHelper to install Them. Before to Begin: I will say to save your data with for example Ghost, since All will be erase for re-partionning. Pick up an USB Keyboard and Mouse which will be helpfull during the Installation. In the BIOS switch to "AHCI" and not "IRRT" in SATA Operation. Press F12 during POST for choosing to boot from CD or other media. To make Ghost working you might switch to "ATA" in SATA Operation, depending on wwhich version of Ghost you have. I - Install MAC OS X Retail with the Boot-132 CD Use a Boot-132 CD to be able to Launch the Install of MAC OS X from the DVD this one might be ok : http://www.mediafire.com/?m3eyyutptgf Install your MAC OS X Retail following this Guide by MACinized : http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=128274 Use these KEXTs for 10.5.5 : KEXTs_10-5-5_v01.zip II - Dual-Boot for Win XP (if you are using Vista it should also work with EasyBCD Not tested) Default Partition scheme (MBR) from Dell was: 1 - Primary - FAT (Hidden) - Dell Tools for Support 2 - Primary - NTFS - Windows XP Before too Install OS X From I Resize your partition (with for example: Acronis Partition Expert) where is installed Win XP or Vista to what you want, for Example 15 Go for XP. Change/Copy(for security) the line in boot.ini (Win XP) if you planned to change the order of the Partitions. If You have kept the first Partition from Dell so your boot.ini may contain that multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel" [i]options[/i] If You planned to make the Win XP Partition the first Partition so Boot.ini line will be: multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professionnel" [i]options[/i] If you have changed the Boot.ini file, restart in order to try it, if you got problem just restart with the Win XP CD choose Repair and type bootcfg /repair. Save your Disk (with for exmaple: Ghost) Install MAC OS X, like in I, but don't use all the Space for Macintosh (ex: 25 Go) Macintosh (which contains OS X) and MacLoader (which contains BootLoader) are the 2 Partitions name coming from the MACinized Guide Note the Size in the Disk Utility of MacLoader and Macintosh Save Partitions MacLoader and Macintosh Restore the Disk with the Save made in Step 4. Create the 2 Partitions MacLoader and Macintosh (Primary), the same size or if not possible, Larger (Size noted in Step 6), if Size is Smaller you will not be able to restore Partition in Ghost. Restore the Partitions Boot with the Boot-132 CD to boot the Macintosh Partition, and make the MacLoader Partition active. diskutil list (take note of the "IDENTIFIERs") sudo fdisk –e /dev/rdiskX (where X is the appropriate disk identifier) f 2 (where 2 is the partition number of MacLoader) w y q Restart without the Boot-132 CD, you may be in OS X If you prefer to keep the BootLoader of Windows just use the chain0 Method What is Working and Not (on the E6400): Quadro NVS 160M 256 Mo: YES (Using NVDarwin and putting ID into the info.plist of the card) Bluetooth: NO Wifi (Intel 5100 a/g/n): NO Sound: YES LAN : YES KeyBoard: YES (Key "<>" near "w" is ok with MacGirl patch) KB BackLight and Screen Auto-Luminosity: YES TouchPad: NO TrackPad: YES BatteryIndicator: YES Sleep: Yes Shutdown/Restart: NO Other Stuff Not tested. KEXTs KEXTs for 10.5.5 : KEXTs_10-5-5_v01.zip Minimal (just LAN) KEXTs for 10.5.1 : KEXTs_10_5_1.zip The ApplePS2Controller.kext/Plugins/ApplePS2Keyboard.kext in the 10.5.5 version is patched for Keyboard with the "<>" near the "w", if you got problem with it just pick-up the one from the CD.
  5. Hi, I was following this guide (thanks it's author) with the Macloader v1.1 Installing 10.5.1 Fine, launching From HDD was OK (installed Chameleon and script macloader.sh from v1.1). So I updated to 10.5.5 Fine. But It seems to hang up now if i Launch the script in order to rebuild Extensions.mkext (macloader.sh From v1.1 or update.sh From v2 (No errors shown in the updater.log)) I can only Boot with the '-x' option (safe Mode). If i use the Extensions.mkext made when I was on 10.5.1 it's boot normally. I am stuck and can't install any more kext. Is that Happen to someone ?