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About l3osx

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  1. Please ignore my post about full sleep working on my D620 with Intel graphics. It worked for 1 day, today no more. Not sure what happened. I'm going back to Windows 7 @Leppy: It worked with your DSDT. I know it's not supposed to work but it did, at least for 1 day.
  2. I'd like to report that I got full sleep working on my D620 with Intel GMA 950 graphics. But there are caveats. Snow Leopard: updated to 10.6.2 with no problems. Kexts in Extra folder: 1) I use the package posted by Leppy a few pages back, labeled "d620gma950_021510_kexts.zip," since this gets rid of the screen artifacts (mouse cursor artifacts in MS Word) and gets display sleep to work. 2) I also added a trackpad kext for edge scrolling (like in Windows if you install touchpad driver from Dell); this kext was extracted from a package called "trackpad 32bits-side scroll-alps.zip" posted earlier by another user (sorry I forgot the name). 3) I also added the power management kexts from "PM_Kexts.zip" posted earlier as well. 4) For sleep, I'm using the SleepEnabler.kext downloaded from here: http://code.google.com/p/xnu-sleep-enabler/downloads/list I've tried both versions for 10.6.2 and 10.6.3 and both work. Here are the caveats: 1)In System Preferences>Security, make sure to put a check mark on both "Require password immediately after sleep…begins" and "Disable automatic login" 2) To enable sleep, click the Apple logo on the Menu bar and then choose Sleep. Once it goes to sleep, you can leave the lid open or close the lid. If the lid is opened, you wake it up by pushing the power button. If the lid is closed, simply open the lid and the computer awakes. Simply closing the lid without clicking Sleep from the menu bar will do nothing. If you push the Power button and choose Sleep from the popup menu, you will enter a "deep sleep" mode (similar to "hibernate" in Windows) but you won't be able to get back to the login screen unless you boot the computer using Leppy's boot CD. Display sleep still works. Thanks again Leppy and all the other contributors for making further progress on this project.
  3. SL can also install to a GPT/MBR hybrid scheme without requiring any patches. Here's what you do to get a GPT/MBR hybrid (don't use Win 7 to partition because Win 7 cannot accomplish this): 1. While booting the SL DVD to install, before you click on "Continue" to start the install, run Disk Utility to format your hard drive with 2 partitions, one as Mac OS Extended Journaled and the other as FAT. 2. Install SL into the Mac partition (I recommend also installing Chameleon if you're not doing it already) and make sure everything is OK. 3. Reboot with Win 7 DVD and install into the FAT partition, which you have to reformat to NTFS by clicking on Drive Options during the Win 7 install process. Afterwards, you can then boot into Win 7, download and install EasyBCD 1.7.2 and use this to add a Mac entry (Generic x86 PC) to the Win 7 bootloader. Now you should be able to boot into either one via the Win 7 bootloader. An alternative method is to install SL to a GPT partition, then using Disk Utility to Copy this partition to a Mac OS Extended Journaled partition on an MBR hard drive (again no patches required). Windows 7 of course have no problem with MBR hard drive. I've done it both ways. My current configuration is a triple boot with Snow Leopard, Win 7 and Linux Mint.
  4. If you have Chameleon installed to your OS X partition, you can load it via Grub 2 by doing the following: 1. Boot into Ubuntu, open a terminal and type: sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom Then use one of the following entries to put into this file and save the file (credit goes to thorazine74's post from this thread) menuentry "Mac OS X Chameleon" { insmod hfsplus search --file --set=root /boot multiboot /boot } or menuentry "Mac OS X Chameleon" { insmod hfsplus set root=(hd0,X) multiboot /boot } where X in (hd0,X) is the partition number; in your case, X = 1 The title between the " " above can be anything; it doesn't have to be Mac OS X Chameleon. 2. After saving the 40_custom file and closing it, at the terminal type: sudo update-grub This will update the grub.cfg file. Now reboot and you should see the custom entry you made in Grub 2 and it should boot to Chameleon and you can then boot OS X. This works with Chameleon 2.0 RC3 and RC4; I don't know if it works with older Chameleon versions. You can update to these Chameleon versions if necessary.
  5. I've encountered this exact same problem while trying to install Windows 7, Snow Leopard and Linux Mint (which is based on Ubuntu). My solution: 1. Install just Snow Leopard and Chameleon on a partition on a 2nd hard drive (GPT formatted), then boot with SL DVD and use Disk Utility to Copy the SL install to a partition on the hard drive (MBR formatted) on which I want to install the three OSes. 2. Next, install Windows 7 on the MBR hard drive, then installed EasyBCD and add a Mac entry (Generic x86 PC) to the Win 7 boot loader. 3. Install Linux Mint, choosing Advanced option, then choosing to install boot loader (GRUB 2) into the Linux partition (in my case, /dev/sda6). 4. Boot back into Windows 7 and use EasyBCD to add an entry for Linux (type: Grub, drive: Linux native) 5. Now I can boot all three. See my post here for more details: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...8411&st=560
  6. If you have a spare hard drive, see my post on this page: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...8411&st=560 Oops, I didn't notice you have Windows XP. My method is for Windows Vista/7.
  7. Thanks to leppy and everyone else who contributed to this thread. I've spent several hours tinkering with my D620 mostly because I want to triple boot Windows 7, Snow Leopard (SL) and Linux. I'd like to share my experience below. My D620 came originally with a 60 GB hard drive. I've since replaced this with a 500 GB hard drive. My original hard drive partititon configuration (500 GB) before Snow Leopard: MBR partition table: 1. Primary partition (hidden): about 100 MB, DellUtitlity (factory fresh install) 2. Primary partition: 40 GB, Windows XP 3. Primary partition: 50 GB, Windows Vista 4. Extended partition (logical): 50 GB, Windows 7 5. Logical partition: 325 GB, Data In the end, this is what I did to get SL and Linux Mint onto this drive WITHOUT having to reformat, since SL will only install on a GUID partition scheme. 1. I take out the 500 GB HD and put back the old 60 GB HD and install SL using Leppy's guide (SL is installed on the first partition of 3 partitions on this 60 GB HD). Of course I had to use Disk Utility to reformat this drive using a GUID partition scheme before installing SL. (An alternative way: enclose the 60 GB HD in a USB HD case and do the same; I think this should work but I didn't think to do it this way at the time). 2. I put the 500 GB HD in a USB enclosure and connect it to the computer, then boot into the SL DVD to use Disk Utility to format the 40 GB WinXP partition with Mac OS X extended journaled file system (aka HFS+), then use Disk Utility to copy the SL partition from the 60 GB HD to the 40 GB WinXP partition on the 500 GB HD. 3. Now I switched out the 60 GB HD and put back the 500 GB HD, and boot the computer with my Windows 7 DVD and reinstall Win 7 on the 50 GB Vista partition. 4. Then I boot into Windows 7, download and install EasyBCD 1.7.2, which is a graphical boot loader manager for Windows Vista/7 boot loader. Then using EasyBCD (very easy), I add a Mac entry (Generic x86 PC) into Windows 7 boot loader and upon rebooting, I was able to select the Mac entry and boot into Chameleon, which boots SL. The interesting thing is: if I interrupt Chameleon (hit any key before it loads SL), then I also see my other partitions and if I pick the Windows 7 partition, it goes back to the Win 7 boot screen, which let me choose either Win 7 or SL. 5. I also made a GParted Live CD (freeware partition tool), then boot this and use it to delete my old 50 GB Win 7 and repartition it into a 40 GB ext3 partition and a 10 GB linux swap partition. Then I boot a Linux Mint 8 Helena DVD and choose to install in my 40 GB ext partition and this is important: click the Advanced option during the install and choose to install boot loader into the Linux partition, which is /dev/sda6 in my case (this Linux distro comes with GRUB 2 (v 1.97beta4)). The reason is that I want my computer to boot up with Win 7 boot loader instead of GRUB 2. If you let GRUB 2 install by default to (hd0), it will install to the MBR and take over. 6. Then I boot into Win 7 again, fire up EasyBCD, add a Linux entry. For Type, choose Grub. For Drive, choose the the partition labeled "Linux native," modify the name to anything you like (it doesn't have to say NeoSmart Linux), then click Add entry. 7. So now when I boot up my computer, there are 3 entries on the Windows 7 bootloader, one each for the 3 OSes (I've set it to load Win 7 by default). If I choose the Mac entry, then I get Chameleon, which loads SL by default (but I interrupts it by hitting any key before it loads SL, I can choose to load Windows 7, Linux Mint or continue on with SL. If I choose the Linux entry, then I get GRUB 2, which loads Linux Mint by default but I can interrupt and choose to load Windows 7 (it calls it Windows Vista bootloader) or SL (the default entry for Mac OS X does not work, so I have to google and add a custom entry to load Chameleon). I have since customized my GRUB 2 entries to remove all the non-working or unwanted entries and now it only has 4 entries: Linux Mint, Linux Mint (recovery mode), Win 7, and Mac OS X. In short, no matter which bootloader I'm at, I can load any of my 3 OSes. My Dell D620 specs: Core 2 Duo T5500 (1.67 GHz), 4 GB SDRAM DDR2 5300 667 MHz (two 2 GB sticks), 500 GB HD, GMA 950 graphics 1440x900 res, Dell 1490 (Broadcom 4312) wireless. My current MBR partition configuration: 1. Primary partition (hidden): about 100 MB, DellUtitlity (factory fresh install) 2. Primary partition: 40 GB, Snow Leopard 3. Primary partition: 50 GB, Windows 7 4. Extended partition (logical partition): 40 GB, Linux Mint 5. Logical partition: 10 GB, linux swap 6. Logical partition: about 320 GB, Data Below is a screenshot of my EasyBCD entries.