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  1. QE/CI Exotic Patch for Mavericks (ATI 48xx Gfx)

    Beautiful piece of creation! Works perfectly on my HD 4850 and Mac Pro 3,1.
  2. Dell Inspiron 545 Hackintosh

    I have exactly the same Dell 545 MT except mine comes with GT220 for graphics. If you still need help, let me know.
  3. nVidia GE Force GT 220 X

    Try using NVEnabler from http://www.kexts.com and place that in SLE with the correct permission. It worked for my GT220 1gb
  4. Dell Inspiron 545 MiniTower Iatkos 7

    No experience with iatkos 7. Why dont you try out vanilla snow leopard installation? A few successful examples here. Snow for Dell 545MT
  5. To get full sound, try editing your dsdt.dsl using DSDTSE (DSDT editor - may get from http://ww.kexts.com). The portion to be changed is stated in my previous posting. Replace AZAL with HDEF. No other additional audio kext should be required, at least for my mobo DG33M06. rduke, 1. does your shutdown work properly (without self rebooting after system halt)? 2. can you wake up your snow after issuing an explicit sleep instruction? Thanks.
  6. During the installation, AHCI will have to be used so that the HD may be seen and installed upon. But after installation, AHCI will give you problem. At least that is what I experienced. The steps above are what I did in order to overcome the problem to boot up successfully without the aid of the USB.
  7. To chassier and not4you2, I encountered this before on my mobo dg33m06. It said installation failed at the very end. If you look at the install log (during installation process itself), you would notice that the installer had problem trying to find the root device to install the bootloader (something of that sort). All those installation steps in front went perfectly fine actually. That explains why you can actually boot into osx with the help of the usb. But it cannot boot up on its own. A few things I suggest you do. Connect your HD to SATA0. Take out all other HDs (Windows 7 or Linux) first. Set your BIOS to IDE mode. You may need to install chameleon 2 RC3/RC4 on your "so called failed installed HD" (actually it is quite fine) for it to boot up well.
  8. Ethernet seems to be working as seen from the profiler. I don't use wired LAN so I cannot verify. Sound ALC888 is working now. I didnt even know how I did it... the last seems to be editing, compiling and installing the dsdt.dsl file. No VoodooHDA, no modified AppleHDA.kext or anything. By replacing yours with the section from Device(HDEF) to the line before Device (LNKB) Nvidia GT220 is also working now with QE/CI using NVEnabler 64bit. Without NVEnabler, works only in 1280x1024 resolution (since NVDAResman and NVDANV50Hal kexts not loaded). 2 problems remaining: a. System restarts by itself after I shutdown. b. System unable to wake up after I sleep. dsdt.dsl.zip
  9. I do not think another detailed step by step guide is necessary. There are already many guides out there that described in detail the steps of installation. More importantly are the differences and problems related to Dell 545 MT hardware in the installation. I am not a pro and I considered myself lucky to set up one. I have - existing iMac - 1 external USB HD - 2 internal HDs (HD1 installed with Windows 7, HD2 - blank to be used for Snow Leopard) I use the existing iMac set up (copy DVD image, use the correct kexts & chameleon) Mac OS X Install DVD on my USB HD. (for this step, refer to many standard guides out there). Details here: The installer was setup using macloader 0.41 with the following kexts NullCPUPowerManagement.kext FakeSMC.kext (from netkas) AppleRTC.kext SleepEnabler.kext (from netkas) OpenHaltRestart.kext Problems: 1. Installer cannot see HD2 (I plugged out HD1 that was installed with Win 7 to avoid complications) This is due to my BIOS being set to IDE (not RAID). Only 2 options in BIOS (IDE/RAID). After setting to RAID, my installer is able to see HD2 which I proceeded to install SL. 2. After completion of installation of SL on HD2, SL failed to boot up. First I had to change HD2 to use SATA0 port (originally I used SATA5 because HD1 with Windows 7 came connected with SATA0) Then I had to set the BIOS from RAID back to IDE before SL can boot. That's all. Good luck.
  10. What is the resolution you get? Do you have CE/QI enabled?
  11. Do you have any existing Mac to setup your install disk? Are you going to install Mac on your 2nd partition of 1st hard disk or a separate harddisk?
  12. Some good progress. I managed to install SL on my USB HD Partition 2. Partition 1 is the SL Installer image itself. USB HD itself is partitioned using MBR (for some historical reason and is likely to be wrong as all guides state it is a must to use GPT). Both partitions are Mac Extended Journaled. Installer has the following modifications. modified OSInstaller.mpkg and OSInstaller (working towards eventual installation on my Internal HD and dual boot with Windows 7. Files obtained from http://prasys.co.cc/2009/08/installing-sno...pard-for-osx86/ Using MacLoader 0.41 to install the additional kexts and bootloader Kexts used are as follows: NullCPUPowerManagement.kext FakeSMC.kext AppleRTC.kext Disabler.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext PlatformUUID.kext (not used but needed to remove error 35) After installation, the following are not working wireless (WMP300N) and LAN graphical display only at 1024 x 768 no sound unable to see my internal HD Next, will be searching for the right kexts to fix up the problems. Then finally to install the perfect SL on my internal HD with dual boot to Windows 7. My desktop specs (CPU-ID) Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz Intel P35/G33/G31 rev. A2 Intel 82801IR (ICH9R) rev. 02
  13. I find going to the study room to cook the kexts using my good iMac a chore and decided to install Leopard using Kalyway 10.5.1 on my good old Acer Travelmate 3002. Surprisingly after much testing and trials, it worked pretty well. With 10.5.1 lappy beside my Dell, I guess setting SL up on my Dell 545 would be faster.
  14. Wow! That's great achievement. What is your mobo and cpu specifications? Which set of kexts do you using? Any url link for me to try?
  15. What bootloader are you using? Chameleon? To insert extra parameters, hit TAB. You can key in -v to go into verbose mode.