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  1. WhiskeyTang0Foxtr0t

    Snow Leopard on Vostro 1710

    RDominick, I have Airport working with the new Dell DW1505. Awesome. Do you have any issues with the trackpad, or sleep after the lid is closed, then opened? I'm running 10.6.6, but I have 3 minor issues left: After sleep, static sounds come from the speakers, mouse defaults to topmost icon upon releasing the button. Trackpad works, perro scrolling is not working, two finger or otherwise. "no trackpad found" in system prefs battery indicator not working. Current battery charge 0%, cannot enable "show battery status" in menu bar. Any of these working for you?
  2. So I wanted to have Snow Leopard vanilla and Win 7 Ultimate on my Vostro 1710. Here is how I did it: I have to thank TonyMacx86 for getting me started with this. New install of both: 1. Boot from Empire EFi cd, then following onscreen instructions swap out for Snow Leopard install DVD, wait a bit, then hit F5 to refresh. Select OS X install DVD then enter. 2. Select disk utility, then create 2 partitions, one for your OS X install; Mac OS Extended (journaled) and on for your future Win 7 install; FAT. Under options make sure GUID is selected. 3. Go ahead, install Snow Leopard. It will tell you install has failed - restart. Ignore this, reboot, swapping your OS X DVD for the Empire EFI cd again. Boot from the Empire CD, this time select your Mac hard drive. You should boot, assisted, into Snow Leopard. Install Chameleon RC5 and whatever else you need for your system DSDT, kexts etc. Reboot, this time with no CD. 4. You should be able to boot now into Snow Leopard, unassisted. Reboot 5. Install Windows 7. The faster way to do it, is to grab the ISO of the DVD, and then using UltraISO, write the bootable disk image to a 4GB USB key. Boot from the Win7 key/DVD the select the FAT partition to install it to. It will not install to FAT until it can format it, so format it and let it continue. 6. You've now broken your Mac side and the Chameleon bootloader. Boot from the Empire EFI cd and select your Mac hard drive. when you're in Snow Leopard, follow this from TonyMacx86's guide Open Applications/Utilities/Terminal Type diskutil list Write down the IDENTIFIER of your Apple_HFS Snow Leopard drive. For this example: disk0s2. Type sudo -s Enter your password. Type fdisk -u /dev/rdisk0 Type y Type fdisk -e /dev/rdisk0 Type p Type f 2 (2 is the partition # of your mac os) Type w Type y Close Terminal and reboot. 7. You now will have a boot selection for the Mac Os and Windows 7. The Windows 7 will be messed up from the previous commands. Boot from your Windows 7 media, and at the first screen press shift F10. 8. You now need to set the Windows partition active temporarily so that it may repair the windows boot area. In the console screen that opens: Type diskpart Type list disk (note which disk your dual boot system is on. Mine was on disk 0) Type select disk 0 (or whatever your disk number is) Type list partition (note where your windows partition is. Mine was on partition 3) Type select partition 3 (or whatever your partition number is) Type active (you will receive a confirmation that partition x is now active) Type exit Type exit 9. This will dump you back to the main screen where you can run startup repair, it will now find the Windows installation and repair the boot area. 10. Set Mac partition back to active again so that the Chameleon bootloader can do it's thing: Shift F10 or select recovery console: Type diskpart Type list disk (note which disk your dual boot system is on. Mine was on disk 0) Type select disk 0 (or whatever your disk number is) Type list partition (note where your Mac partition is. Mine was on partition 2) Type select partition 2 (or whatever your partition number is) Type active (you will receive a confirmation that partition x is now active) Type exit Type exit 11. Test both boot options. This is what worked for me. Some people install Windows first, I chose to do the Mac install first, as I was restoring an image of my Windows installation to the drive after Snow Leopard was confirmed working. WTF
  3. WhiskeyTang0Foxtr0t

    Snow Leopard on Vostro 1710

    Well. I got it working (almost all of it). I'm guessing you weren't using the Intel 3945 Wifi N card. The only thing that doesn't work properly is the sound after sleep mode. And the wireless. I've ordered a new Dell DW1505 Wireless N mini pci card from ebay that will work, but I'm not sure why I'm getting funny business after sleep mode; sound has static crackle, and won't go away until I reboot. Everything else works like you directed. As I don't own a copy of Leopard 1.5.x I did start the install a little different, and I thought I'd add it here: I plugged in an external monitor, keyboard and mouse. Booted from Empire EFI cd then switched it for the original Snow Leopard 10.6. Installed, then rebooted, booted from Empire EFI cd again then selected the internal hard drive to finish booting from. Copied the "snowfiles" that you were nice enough to package up above, installed kexts, then updated to 10.6.6 without any problem. i had to remove the AppleHDA kext before installing the VoodooHDA as it was a vanilla install. Installed Chameleon RC5. And I have it as a dual boot with Windows 7 using only the Chameleon bootloader to start up, no [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] or [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. Drive was partitined as GUID, HFS+ journaled on one side, FAT on the other that Win7 converts to NTFS.
  4. WhiskeyTang0Foxtr0t

    Snow Leopard on Vostro 1710

    Hi, I'm trying an install of snow leopard on the same notebook, but as soon as the installer loads, I'm only getting half of a screen. I can see any of the dialog boxes for the install, just half of the background showing on the left half of the screen. I've tried both empire EFI and universal snow 3.6. Any ideas? B
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