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About VeganHipster

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  1. I am now able to get into the installer after following this post. http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/28138-dell-xps-410-resource-extravaganza/page-67?do=findComment&comment=1803835 However, my Hard Drive still isn't showing up in Disk Utilities. I will try setting it to Auto-Detect like the guy mentioned in the post above and see what happens.
  2. I have gotten into the installer but I can not format my hard drive through disk utitlties. I saw that you had to enable AHCI in bios, and found out that option isn't in the Bios for my system. I then followed http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/61869-ahci-enable-windows-7-vista.html to enable AHCI, and everything seemed to work but my hard drive still doesn't show up. Before that I also tried reinstalling Windows 7 and downgrading/upgrading my bios. I found that IOTAfamily.kext file which supposedly fixed the problem of it not getting picked up by Disk Utilities. I installed using Kext Wizard, but to be honest I am not sure if I did that right. I chose the System/Library/Extensions option when installing the kext. My original problem was that I would get the Apple Logo and then a white screen and beach ball forever. I have now been booting into the installer with the -x chameleon command. Could that be causing the problem? This is causing a lot of headache and I really would like some help. Thank you! Here are my specs, just in case: Intel Core 2 Duo running at 1.8ghz 9600gt 2gb ram
  3. OSX On a Dell XPS 410

    Thank you! Clearly I didnt search hard enough
  4. OSX On a Dell XPS 410

    Hello everyone! I am very interested in getting Mac as next year I will be doing a lot of video editing and music recording for a program I was accepted into. Instead of having my parent's pay 1400+ for a Mac, I was thinking of just installing OSX on the computer I currently own. It is a dell XPS 410. Has anyone successfully tried this? Also, I was wondering where I should be looking for tutorials. Will any work or are there specific ones for specific machines? Thanks.