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  1. I successfully updated the BIOS on the same kind of unit by downloading the updater, and adding it to a Bart "Pre-Boot Environment" CD before burning the CD. Once I booted using the Bart P.E. CD, I use the interface to launch the BIOS updater I had included on it. This was a free and fairly easy way to do it.
  2. catalystTGJ: Wow! Thanks. Will try this.
  3. gygabyte666: I purchased a copy of Lion for this from the App Store, but I was unable to get it to install using a 16GB thumb drive and ######'s ###### method. That's why I used a distro. Based on what LatinMcG has mentioned, use of a distro may be why I cannot get a DSDT file to successfully get past the "waiting for root device" issue. Do you have any advice for me on actually using this copy of Lion "vanilla" style? Some way other than ######?
  4. I can easily do a search and replace for something like "(SPK)", but what would I search for to find the LPT and COM ports? Will they be listed as LPT and COM? What needs removed from _gpe, _wak, and _PTS? And should I not be able to boot with a DSDT even if the above changes have not been made yet? I have not ever gotten past the "still waiting for root device" issue.
  5. catalystTGJ: Thanks. Yes, I am working on an Optiplex 755. When I inputted the system's service tag at Dell's support site, at first they supplied BIOS version A20. I went that for a while, but saw a few issues. They were not like the issues you described. However, the last time I tried again on their site, they had switched to supplying A19. I switched to that version, and now I am having no issues that I am aware of. When you input your system's service tag now, which BIOS version do they offer for your system? LatinMcG: Re: complex but doable: I am normally pretty good with figuring things out, but this DSDT stuff is beyond my understanding at the moment. For me it is complex and undoable! LOL.
  6. gygabyte666 As far as I can tell, the BIOS issues I had seem to have begun when a DSDT was placed, and then eventually went away when I took the DSDT away. However, I just visited the Dell support site. Earlier I got BIOS v. A20 from there. Now, however, their site only offers A19. Hmmm. OK, I will downgrade to A19 and start testing again from there.
  7. gygabyte666: I was using that kext on version 1.6.2. The latest version is 1.9.5. I had no idea there was a newer version out. The 1.6.2 kext works great except the card does not show as "built-in" and I have no App Store, iTunes Store or iCloud. I have downloaded and installed the latest version. I am testing it now. In System Report: ethernet: Type: Ethernet Controller Bus: PCI Vendor ID: 0x8086 Device ID: 0x10bd Subsystem Vendor ID: 0x1028 Subsystem ID: 0x0211 Revision ID: 0x0002 BSD name: en0 Kext name: AppleIntelE1000e.kext Location: /System/Library/Extensions/AppleIntelE1000e.kext Version: 1.9.5 In IOReg: IOBuiltin = FALSE So, same result. The 1.9.5 kext works great except the card does not show as "built-in" and I have no App Store, iTunes Store or iCloud. Latin McG has some ideas about editing the DSDT I am failing with. Hey Latin McG: Would it help if I upload a freshly extracted DSDT, just to have for reference? The one I sent you was after me applying several patches to it. Remember, the IOReg I uploaded was made while booting without DSDT, as I have never been able to build a DSDT that would get me past "waiting for root device."
  8. gygabyte666: Thanks! As soon as I get home, I will try that kext instead and see if it helps. I am currently booting without a DSDT unless we can find what is causing my "waiting for root device" error on the DSDT we have built so far.
  9. atom n450 / pine trail + OS X

    I used iATKOS L2 to install Lion 10.7.2 onto an Acer Aspire One D260. It is crucial to choose the "Atom Kernel" option during setup. Selecting the PS2 option during setup not only got the mouse and keyboard working, but also I have two-finger scrolling. Choosing the latest VooDooHDA option (I think it is 2.7.3) gets audio working. I was able to use Apple's Combo Update to get the unit up to 2.7.3 -- however, be sure to launch a Chameleon package installer while the Apple Combo Update is installing (or at the least, before you let the combo update reboot your system). Click through the Chameleon options and try to start its process. It will politely insist on waiting for the Apple install to finish before it redoes your boot support. The iATKOS L2 installer uses (I am pretty sure) Chameleon-2.1 r1650. I downloaded Chameleon-2.1svn-r1886.pkg and used it when I took it up to 10.7.3. Also, please note that some of the latest Chameleon installer packages include a lot of options under a "Customize" button -- including an option to specify what graphics resolution you need! I have not been able to get either the built-in LAN (Atheros AR81Famly PCI-E Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Controller) or the half-mini PCI-e wi-fi card (Broadcom BCM94313HMG2L) to work yet. I have ordered a Broadcom wi-fi card on eBay (Dell DW1510) that I hope will be compatible. Hoping for oob functionality (?). The video does not have acceleration (no QE/CI) but at least the resolution is right. If I can get a network connection working, I think I will keep it on OS X. If I could get graphics acceleration working, this would be a very sweet little Hackintosh.
  10. I somehow missed your latest post (above) until now. I really appreciate your help
  11. As of now (booting without any DSDT file in place) the BIOS settings in the blue screen BIOS area, are staying saved. It is Lion. Have a great time at the zoo with family! That is excellent. Also, thank you for all your help!
  12. I gather that the DSDT is loading because without it I can boot, with it I cannot boot. I first wondered if the DSDT could be over stepping and changing my settings in the PC's BIOS. Then I noticed the reverting was happening even when the DSDT file has been deleted. ?? When you say "Alias might not work" ... that is Greek to me! :-) Just to check, I am now booting using a BartPE disc (boots into a Windows pre-installation environment). I am going to look into perhaps re-flashing the BIOS. The Dell BIOS utility seems to be allowing me to re-flash the BIOS. I have re-flashed the BIOS. I am now testing to see if BIOS changes stay saved. :-)
  13. Also, I have just had a strange thing start happening. This just started in that last day or two. I can no longer get the BIOS settings to stay saved. Every time I boot, regardless of whether using a DSDT or having it deleted, the BIOS settings revert away from what I have saved there. Any idea what could cause that or how to fix it? Edited to add: I earlier thought it was happening even with the DSDT deleted, but over time it seems that deleting the DSDT did allow the BIOS to get back to normal. Also, I tried -v -x -f Wait=Yes It was definitely loading /Extra/dsdt.aml
  14. Thanks, I have two choice for drive access, and I have tried both. 1. RAID, unless not present, then use AHCI 2. RAID, unless not present, then use ATA In both cases I am getting the "still waiting for root device" error, when I use the DSDT that I have so far... The one I have is based on your change, with other patches added.
  15. Thanks! I must have misunderstood earlier. I was looking for a UID of 0x04 to switch to a 0x00. Below are the 25 or so lines starting at PCI0. I guess it is already at the right setting. I am still get the "waiting for root device" error. Device (PCI0) { Name (_HID, EisaId ("PNP0A08")) Name (_CID, EisaId ("PNP0A03")) Name (_UID, Zero) Name (_ADR, Zero) Name (_PRW, Package (0x02) { 0x0D, 0x05 }) Method (_S1D, 0, NotSerialized) { Return (One) } Method (_S3D, 0, NotSerialized) { If (HACK ()) { Return (0x03) } Else { Return (0x02) } }