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  1. Hi everybody. First I would like to thank all team members and volunteers from osxlatitude.com, osx86project.org, insanelymac.com, osx86.net, projectosx.com, tonycrapx86.com, especially netkas, SuperHai, Kabyl, Conti, voodoo team, Clover team, and all others that contributed and are still contributing in this challenge which made OS X runnable on non-Apple computers. Few weeks ago, I was spending days and nights reading forums and testing different solutions in order to install OS X on my Dell Latitude D830 and make my hardware to be detected especially, sound and Intel Wireless, and after about 3 weeks, I was about to forget this beautiful dream forever, but in the last minute, I gave myself the “last card to try”, I stopped to try with 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 and went directly to Mavericks 10.9 and I can’t believe that this time “It works fine”, finally, I can forgot Windows forever. So, if you have the same hardware as mine and you wanna go far and don’t look back, here is how to get the Apple’s butterfly to land on the Dell’s flower: Requirements: Download Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 from Apple Store if you have a working machine with Mac OS X 10.6.3 or higher since Mavericks is free now and no need to buy it or to search it in torrents websites. Download last release of myHack Tool from this link (3.3 was used in this topic). Download Dell Latitude D830 Boot pack for Mavericks 10.9 from osxlatitude (we need the NVidia version even if the target machine has intel GM965/GMA X3100, since there is no boot pack for this hardware config which works for OS X 10.9. Download Voodoo HDA driver package installer from this link (the used one in this topic was VoodooHDA-v284) for Sound Card to work. Download VoodooBattery.kext from this link for the battery management. A 8 Go USB Flash pen drive or an external drive. Preparing Mavericks install media: Right click on myHack .dmg file and choose “Open”, the image will be mounted and you will be prompted by its installer interface. Install myHack by Drag and drop it to /Applications folder. Eject myHack image previously mounted in order to avoid confusion. Locate myHack you just installed under /Applications and make a right click → Show Package contents. Locate a folder called “Extra” inside it under /Applications/myHack/Resources/ and move it to trash, it is the generic folder which doesn't match the Dell D830 + Mavericks right config. If you want an Extra folder which works fine download mine from this link Extra.zip and jump next 4 steeps, else Extract the Dell_Latitude_D830-nvidia-mav.zip zip file, a folder called “Extra” will be created within the package files in it. Copy “Extra” folder from Dell_Latitude_D830-nvidia-mav you have just extracted to this “Resources” folder in order to replace the one you juste deleted. Inside the /Application/myHack/Resources/Extra/ folder you just copied, create a new folder, lets call it “Audio_drivers” Extract the VoodooHDA-v2.8.4+Lion package installer.zip and copy the file “VoodooHDA-v2.8.4.pkg” to the “Audio_drivers” folder. Copy VoodooBattery.kext you downloaded to /Applications/myHack/Contents/Resources/Extra/Extensions/ folder. Open the “smbios.plist” file from “Extra” folder in the “Textedit”, and add the lines highlighted in the image above to it if they didn't exist, else be sure the entry “SMmaximalclock” matches your CPU maximal frequency speed, since D830 is sold with different CPU config, mine had a 2.5 Ghz, so, I putted 2500 Mhz, save changes and close this file. Note that this smbios.plist file will make your Dell to be recognized as a 2008 Macbook pro 3, if you wanna it to be recognised as a 2009 Macbook pro 5, download mine Extra.zip, extract it and copy/replace the smbios.plist with it. Open the org.chamelleon.Boot.plist with Textedit and adjust it to fit your needs, the necessary entries are : <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string></string> <key>CSTUsingSystemIO</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EnableC2State</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EnableC3State</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EnableC4State</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GenerateCStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GeneratePStates</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>GraphicsEnabler</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1024x768x32</string> <key>SystemType</key> <string>2</string> <key>UseKernelCache</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>VBIOS</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>arch</key> <string>x86_64</string> Or download mine Extra.zip, if you wanna a org.chameleon.Boot.plist that works out of box. Save and close the file after editing it. Now locate the OS X Mavericks Install DVD.dmg you downloaded and mount it. Connect the USB Flash to your computer. Launch myHack from /Applications. It will ask you the Root password, type it and click “Ok”. Once done, myHack will ask you to choose a Task from the list, select “Create OS X installer”. After that you will be asked to select install type, choose “Create OS X 10.9 install Disk” from the list. myHack will ask you to “Select target volume to run myHack on it” and click Ok. The install source will be needed also, so, click on “Browse Manually”. Finder will be opened, click on the image mounted in the left panel, its content will be displayed in the right panel, choose then Mavericks as shown the picture and validate by clicking on “Open” button. If all went correctly, myHack will search for InstallESD.dmg inside it and mount it. myHack will ask you if you are “Ready to copy Installation data to target”, confirm with “Ok” button. And will start to copy data to your USB Flash, the process duration depend on your USB transfer rate, for a Kinston DTSE9 (16GB) it took about 13 minutes to finish. At the last 2 minutes, myHack will ask you “would you like to patch installer for MBR support”, the answer is not universal, if you wanna make a dual or triple boot with MS Windows support click “Yes” otherwise click “No” as I did. The last message you will see is a success box if all went fine, click ok. Close all other applications. Left the USB Flash connected. Reboot you computer. Adjusting BIOS settings If AHCI is enabled in your BIOS jump this steep to next steep, else when the Dell blue logo appears, hit F2, BIOS Setup will be loaded, under “Onboard Devices” section choose “SATA Operation” entry and make sure “AHCI” is selected rather then ATA. Under “POST Behavior” make sure Virtualization is Enabled. Save and exit, the system will reboot. This time when the Dell blue logo appears, hit the F12 button in order to change boot order. Once the bootable medias list is displayed, choose USB Storage Device and hit Enter button. Installation The system will boot from the USB Flash and after a while, the Mavericks installer will show the “Choose your language” interface, choose the language and click on the next Arrow “-->” symbol. Click on the “Utilities” menu and choose “Disk utility”. Select your HDD/SDD and partition it to meet your needs, you should create at least one Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition to install OS X to it, click on “Options” button and check the “GUID Partition Table” partition. (this picture is not mine but similar to the install I did) Once finished from partitioning, close the “Disk utility” and click “next” button, select the partition you have just formatted and click “Install”. (this picture is not mine but similar to the install I did) The install process will begin, files will be copied from your USB Flash media to HDD/SDD, this process will take about 15 to 30 minutes depending on your UBS Flash read speed and your HDD/SDD drive write speed, for example here I had a Kingston DTSE9(16gB) and a Corsair LS 240GB SSD drive, the total process took less then 15 minutes and it should take less then that, but only SATA 1 is detected unfortunately. (this picture is not mine but similar to the install I did) At the last 2 minutes, the installer will ask you if “Do You want to use the generic extra that comes with myHack or specify your one”, choose “Use generic one” and click “Ok” since we made the customisation earlier to myHack install folder. At the end you will be prompted by 3 message boxes asking you if you wanna remove 3 files which cause kernel panic, just click “Yes” for all of them. Install process will end after 1 or 2 minutes later and you will be asked to “Reboot my computer”, click on it, if it doesn't responds click on the Apple logo → Reboot if this last doesn't work too, push the power button till the system shutdown, reboot computer and let the system to boot on HDD/SSD, as usual you will be asked to choose keyboard layout, choose connection type, import data from another Mac machine and create a user account, once done you will land on your Mavericks beautiful Desktop. Fixing non working devices Now we have to fix Sound, battery and Wireless: Wireless card If your machine has the Intel Wireless Pro 3945ABG, by default, it will not work. In my case, fortunately, I have replaced the Intel Wireless Pro 3945ABG recently - after trying with iwiDarwin and other drivers and non of them works - with A Dell DW 1490 802 11g mini card PCI-e adapter, which is detected out of the box by Mavericks and which doesn’t cost more than 3 dollars, so, as the Intel Wireless Pro 3945ABG have no driver that works for Mac OS X perfectly, I recommend you to change it with a compatible one. The Sound card Open /Volumes/yourMacOSXInstallDrive/Extra/Audio_drivers/ and run VoodooHDA-v2.8.4.pkg this will install VoodooHDA drivers and its preferences pane for sound card. once done, close the installer even if it ends with errors. Reboot the system. Go to System preferences, the VoodooHDA preferences pane icon should appear in the bottom as indicated in the picture bellow: Click on it and adjust parameters as shown in the following pictures Once done, click on “Previous” arrow to return to system preferences and choose “Sound”, adjust values as indicated in the following pictures and especially don't forget to check the checkbox “Show volume in menu bar”. At this stage the volume icon should appear in the menu bar and both speakers and internal/external micro should work. The battery indicator It should work out of box since we included VoodooBattery.kext in myHack extra folder, all what we should do is to go to System preferences → Energy saver, and check the checkbox “Show battery status in menu bar”, once done the battery status will be shown in the menu bar. For the Intel Graphics Card If you prefer the resolution that causes eye pain, then, open the file /extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist located under your install partition in Textedit and add or edit this two lines to it before the line that starts with </dict>: <key>Graphics Mode</key> <String>1600x1200x32</ String> N.B: this is the maximum resolution I could gate even if this Graphics card displays 1900x1200x32 under Windows, and if you go to [About this mac] --> [Display] section, your Graphics will be detected as Intel GMA X3100 or Intel 965GM 64 MB of Shared System Memory only, whereas, it is supposed to support up to 384 Mo according to Intel. I have to mention that all other things work fine and no need for USBBusFix/UHCIaquire/EHCIreset Flags in chameleon boot playlist /extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist, I tried different USB Flash drives, an USB Camera and external USB HDD & SSD drive, and all of them work fine, the transfer rate from/to USB Flash is reasonable, except if there is a solution that can make it tripled or quadrupled, I will be the first to try, how knows? The only thing that I am not satisfied with is the boot and shutdown process that are slow even than windows, and only SATA 1 is detected with a transfer rate of 160MB write, 168MB read which is not normal especially with Corsair Force LS 240GB, I hope some one can give us a solution that let Dell D830 work with SATA 2 (3Gb/s) under Mavericks!!! Good luck, have a nice weekend and hack
  2. When I succeded to install iDeneb the first time on my Dell D830, I was very very surprised of how this OS is fantastic, I can say "it is a realtime OS" because when I power on my laptop it takes less than 5 seconds to display the desktop, the windows and applications are very responsive and the shutdown process is one event process (less than 1 second!!!), however, when I tried to install OS X 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9 DP/GM which are required by some applications, it was a nightmare for me due to hardware uncompatibility and kexts's conflicts, so, the only solution was to buy a Macbook Pro which isn't within my budget unfortunately, I can spend 100 or 150 $ in an OS but I cannot spend 3000$ in a hardware which I dont like, so, I think that Apple should focus on Software developpement rather than producing an expencive Hardware which isn't accessible to everyone, I think this is the strong point of its competitor Miscrosoft.
  3. I think that Apple’s new CEOs and Marketing directors have been convinced that the fact of focusing on Hardware production and relying on its revenues is no longer the right way that could make of Apple an empire of richness like Microsoft, and rather of that, they decided to focus on Software’s development side and its revenues like what Bill Gates has done for more than 33 years, because when you produce an OS that runs only in your made in home hardware, you are forcing automatically customers to buy your Hardware even if they like only the Software part and this approach is the bad decision that Steve jobs took in his life and has to be avoided, so, from my point of view we will be surprised by more than one Apple’s news during the next months, I think Apple will abandon hardware development forever and will think to make its OS multi architecture support and will focus on Software development and services just the Microsoft way :-)
  4. Hi, Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp
  5. Hi, First of all I would like to thank you for the efforts you deploy by bringing the Mac OS X experience to Intel based PCs. I spent last weekend trying to install Mac OS X Lion on Dell Latitude D830 and it always freezes when arriving to the [Custom/install] interface, all things go well but suddenly the mouse, trackpad freezes and the Keyboard too, here is the different combinations I tried: In the BIOS : SATA = AHCI Enabling all core 2 Duo futures. Virtualizalion : Enabled .... ... .. I disabled all things related to Wireless and Bluetooth, because it doesn't let the installer to boot. When the system boots from the DVD, I hit F8 here I tried hundred of combinations: -v -x USBBusFix=Yes -f -F graphicsEnabler=No/Yes UseKernelCache=Yes/No ... and the only ones that goes to the graphical interface are: -v npci=0x3000 USBBusFix=Yes UseKernelCache=No cpus=2 -v with this last I can reach the install interface and chose Language, create HFS+ partition, and if I don't do it quickly (and have to move mouse pointer continuously) the system freezes at all suddenly, then I have to reboot I have to mention that I read a lot of topics before to post this thread, and none of them resolved my issue. Here is my Laptop configuration Dell Latitude D830 CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo T93000 2.5 Ghz 6Mo Cache L2 (Originally shipped with T7250) RAM : 4 Go DDR2 (Sumsung 2 Go + Hynix 2 Go) Chipset : Intel 965GM with Intel onboard graphics Graphics : integrated Mobile Intel GMA X3100 ( Ven_8086&dev_2A02&subsys_01ff1028&rev_0c ) Wirless : Intel Pro Wirless 3945ABG ( Ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_1021886&rev_02 ) Ethernet : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet B5755M ( VEN_14E4&DEV_1673&SUBSYS_01ff1028&REV_02 ) Sound : SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC ( VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801FE&REV_1002 ) STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio (Present on Latitude D830 - D630 & and Dell Precision M4300)) Smartcard Reader : O2Micro OZ776/777 USB CCID Smartcard Reader ( usb\vid_0B97&pid_7772&rev_0110 ) Fireware IEEE 1394 Open Host Controller Interface ( Ven_1217&dev_00F7&subsys_01FE1028&rev_02 ) Trackpad : ACPI\PNP0F13 One last question, I read on a lot of forums that ML2 won't work with this config, is this true, or my I try? Thanks again
  6. Thanks arthur-pt for your quick replay I tried to install iATKOS L2 last weekend and it always freezes when arriving to the [Custom/install] interface, all things go well but suddenly the Trackpad freezes and the Keyboard too, here is the different combinations I tried : I in the BIOS : SATA = AHCI Enabling all core 2 Duo futures. VIrtualizalion : Enabled .... ... .. I disabled all things related to Wireless and Bluetooth, because it doesn't let the installer to boot. F8 here I tried hundred of combinations : -v -x USBBusFix=Yes -f -F graphicsEnabler=No/Yes UseKernelCache=Yes/No ... and the only one that goes to the graphical interface is -v, there I can chose Language, create HFS+ partition, and if I don't do it quickly (and have to move mouse pointer continuously) the system freezes at all suddenly, then I have to reboot Thanks again
  7. Hi, I wanna know if Mavericks 10.9 can be installed on a Laptop with the following configuration in 64bit mode, and what additional things to be done (kexts, patch, DSDT or kernel) in order to have at least Audio + Graphics to work properly, I actually have iDeneb 10.5.2 installed on my laptop, but unfortunately no Audio, Graphics is not top and the Wireless card doesn't work at all, add to this some new applications versions like Adobe CC requires at least v10.7, so I decided to go far and jump to 10.9 directly (I hope ) : Dell Latitude D830 CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo T93000 2.5 Ghz 6Mo Cache L2 (Originally sold with T7250) RAM : 4 Go DDR2 (Sumsung 2 Go + Hynix 2 Go) Chipset : Intel 965GM with Intel onboard graphics Graphics : integrated Mobile Intel GMA X3100 ( Ven_8086&dev_2A02&subsys_01ff1028&rev_0c ) Wirless : Intel Pro Wirless 3945ABG ( Ven_8086&dev_4222&subsys_1021886&rev_02 ) Ethernet : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet B5755M ( VEN_14E4&DEV_1673&SUBSYS_01ff1028&REV_02 ) Sound : SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC ( VEN_8384&DEV_76A0&SUBSYS_102801FE&REV_1002 ) STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio (Present on Latitude D830 - D630 & and Dell Precision M4300)) Smartcard Reader : O2Micro OZ776/777 USB CCID Smartcard Reader ( usb\vid_0B97&pid_7772&rev_0110 ) Fireware IEEE 1394 Open Host Controller Interface ( Ven_1217&dev_00F7&subsys_01FE1028&rev_02 ) Trackpad : ACPI\PNP0F13 N.B : I have the OS_X_Mavericks_10.9_DP1.dmg. Thanks in advance I succeeded to install Mavericks 10.9 using myHack see my guide.
  8. Introduce yourself.

    Hi, I'm Ghali from Morocco, I'm a software & Web developer and this week I decided to leave the Microzooft's slavery empire for ever after 15 years of slavery and 3 years in the GNU's community, I succeeded to install iDeneb 10.5.2 on my Dell Latitude D830 after reading a lot of forum's pages and I can tell you that I was very excited and fascinated by the graphic of OSX, how it is very fast even better than linux and by the Apple philosophy in general, I will be very happy to help this generous community in everything and by any mean I can. Have a nice day and weekend
  9. Hi, I have a pinnnacle PCTV witch I install on my computer (PC one) since year ago under Windowz, now, I switch to iDeneb Mac OS X witch work fine on my computer but only my DVBs card dosn't work, I wanna know if there is a driver and an application witch can gave it a new life, are there another alertnatives to PROGDVB, DVBDream based windows DVBs applications? Thanks in advance
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