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  1. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    Selling my XPS410 Core 2 Quad now..... Just scored an XPS720 liquid cooled w/ 2GB ram, aegia physix pci card, ATI 512mb vid card, x2 WD raptor 10k 160gb drives and x2 DVD burners for CHEAP!!!!! I'll start the SL quest on that machine now..... If anyone has any experience on those or tips, please shoot me a PM, thanks!!!
  2. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    The guy spent a good amount of time going through things to get it working and I do appreciate that, but I want to learn how to do it myself so I can build this other box for recording. Thanks Rob G, I will work on getting it re-installed the correct way, following the guide, this coming weekend.
  3. Dell XPS 410 Resource Extravaganza

    Another forum member helped me get this setup with a retail DVD, he did it with a VMware install of SL to install to my separate HDD and whenever I updated through 10.6.4 (where I am currently) he would go in the VMware install and edit some files on the HDD of the now broken install of SL to get it working again and it's currently working but I need to update and I am not sure what to do exactly as there is a lot through this topic I have read but it's in another language to me right now. Ok, so I want to figure out how to maintain this myself and what to do when there are available updates so when I do the update and restart, it actually loads. I have read through this topic for a couple hours taking notes and I am still confused on some things. I have the text from #1035, #1041 and #1042 posts as well. I am confused when it comes to kexts and editing them. I was considering buying another XPS410 to have for a pro tools box only and throw in a Q6600 quad 2.4 like I did on this box but I need to be able to do this myself. 1) Also, I have currently changed my DVD drive as the old one went out and it does not show up in SL. 2) I want to upgrade past the 10.6.4 I am at now. 3) Sometimes I get kernel panics with online video, I think it has to do with my video card, Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 256mb, as in the system profile it says 0mb for the video card, even though the graphics look good..... I honestly feel bad having to post this as I would think with 65 pages in this thread I could figure it out.
  4. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    Ok, I have tried all of the following. 3 custom boot discs and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] with 10.6, 10.6.3 and 10.5.8, all with raid on and -v, -v -x and all with raid off -v -x, iatkos raid on -v, -v -x, raid off -v, -v -x, ideneb v1.6........... Also re-tried everything switching my hdd (for osx) and cd-rom to sata ports 0 and 1 (which were 4 and 5 previously on the mobo's 2nd sata controller). So many combinations here, there is obviously something else I need to do to get this working.
  5. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    Anyone have OSX working on an XPS410 that can give some pointers on what has worked to get it installed? I know this isn't the first XPS410 with osx!
  6. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    Per our last conversation I tried 10.6.3 with the last boot disc, the first screenshot is the "Autodetect/ATA" setting and the second pic is the RAID ON (AHCI on).
  7. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    Here is another screenshot with the latest boot disc you made and raid turned back on. My bios only has 2 settings, "autodetect/ATA" and "RAID ON", there are no sub-settings. From my understanding, from what I have researched, the "RAID ON" is AHCI on. (found that reference on this thread: Still waiting on root device - if you use the dsdt.aml in that package plus the Extensions they've referenced for the XPS 410 and you've adjusted your SATA Mode to "RAID ON" aka AHCI, you should be in business.
  8. Salvaging an iMac Core 2 Duo monitor... ?

    better off selling it for parts on ebay. A friend tried doing something similar, with the insanely cheap prices of 24" LCDs on newegg nowadays.........
  9. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    Seems like it's getting a little farther with the new boot disc you made, getting this far then it just hangs.
  10. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    yes, both of those (2825 and 2820) are listed under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" in device manager. The DVD Drive is on the 2825 controller.
  11. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    I don't know if you need both, but the other is "2820", thanks!
  12. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    Here you go, there are 2 controllers on my mobo, so I provided screen prints of how I found it for anyone else that may use this tutorial later, it's "2825"
  13. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    My DVD drive is SATA. According to the BIOS it is located on the SATA4 port on the motherboard.
  14. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    For anyone using an XPS and will be following this thread in the future, please note: The Dell XPS 410 comes default with the raid bios on, changing this to autodetect/ata will cause your current windows installation to not load properly (blue screen) like if you put your hdd in a different computer. There is a workaround to change this WITHOUT having to reinstall windows. This is the article from microsoft. Written for XP, it worked on my Win7 x64 install. It's not as complicated as it looks. First, make sure the Atapi.sys, Intelide.sys, Pciide.sys, and Pciidex.sys files are in the System32\Drivers folder, then make the registry file how the article says. CREATE A RESTORE POINT just in case. I just saved the reg file I made to my desktop, double clicked it, added it to the registry, restarted, opened the bios and changed the raid from on to the "autodetect/ata" setting (the only other setting), saved and restarted. Once my win7 x64 loaded up, it installed new drivers for the hdd controllers (see pic) and everything was working perfectly. ------------------------------------------ Now, back to instructions here. I switched the raid off like you advised, booted in verbose mode -v and took a screenshot, then booted with the rd(0,0)/extra/legacy_kernel busratio=16 -v and took a screenshot. Both screen shots seem to be the same as when I had the raid on and tried both of the above boot options. What do you advise next? To see all my available bios settings/options, here is the link to the documentation on my system. Click the 4th item on the list "system setup options."
  15. Dell XPS 410, SL install info needed.

    I think it's on by system default/bios. There are no specific settings for it, but when the system is turned on it says ACHI bios etc. And if you enter the "configuration utility press ctrl+i" in the 1st pic, it just loads the windows boot screen where you can select windows 7 or memory diagnostic.