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  1. OS X 10.7 (Lion) install on Dell Optiplex 745

    Hey everyone! I dug up my old stock ultra small form factor 745 and am trying to get this to work on it! I followed the instructions and used MaLd0n's method but when I select to install OS X out of chameleon it shows all those flowing loading messages but eventually it ends at the line: ACPI Table not found: DSDT.asl Starting Darwin x86 and just reboots. Any solution or flags I should try? Thanks! **edit I just updated to chameleon 2.1 and it fixed it! Now i have Lion installed! Based on the thread comments I'm guessing the integrated Intel graphics aren't supported right? I've tried the GMA 950 drivers but it seems when I try to boot into a 32bit kernel, I just get stuck loading.
  2. G74SX Lion Install Tutorial

    Hello everybody! This is my first ever tutorial on the forum and I hope everybody enjoys it! What you will need: Computer running OS X Minimum 8GB Flash Drive Access to the internet Time G74SX Kit: G74SX.zip Pre-Installation (Assuming that you have 10.6.8 already installed, if not do so or access another mac) Follow this guide to make a bootable Lion flash drive: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=256729 DONT USE THE CHAMELEON IN THE GUIDE! Instead use http://www.kexts.com/view/1820_[pkg]_chameleon_2.1_r1518.html or the chameleon wizard in the G74SX Kit Installation: 1. Plug in the Lion flash drive and turn on the laptop 2. Hit escape when the Asus logo shows and select your flash drive 3. Choose your installation in the chameleon loader 4. Install 5. Boot into the chameleon loader again but this time select your Lion installation Post-Installation: 1. Download the G74SX kit 2. Using the kext loader, install all the kexts in the package into System/Library/Extentions 3. Repair the permissions of S/L/E (may take quite a while) 4. Copy the "Extra" folder from the kit into the root of the installation drive and Reboot into chameleon and boot Lion again. 5. Go to System/Library/Extensions/ 6. Open up a terminal window and type sudo su Enter your password when asked then type "nano" (without the ") and drag NVDAGF100Hal.kext into the terminal window 7. A text editor inside the terminal window should appear. Insert "0x125110de&0xffe0ffff" (without ") below 0x06c010de&0xffe0ffff 0x0dc010de&0xffc0ffff 0x0e2010de&0xffe0ffff 0x0ee010de&0xffe0ffff 0x0f0010de&0xffc0ffff 0x104010de&0xffc0ffff 0x124010de&0xffc0ffff Press ctrl + x to save 8. Install the latest Cuda drivers from: http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/4_0/drivers/devdriver_4.0.50_macos.dmg 9. Reboot into chameleon and boot with these flags: GraphicsEnabler=Yes GraphicsMode=1600x900x32 This will enable graphics acceleration and increase the resolution. Other Thoughts: Everything works but the SD card reader! If you have a G73SX-BBK7 Best Buy edition like me, the WIFI will not work either because there is no kext for the Intel Centrino -N Wifi and WiMax network card. If you have any other model, you'll be fine! I couldn't get the Chameleon.org.boot.plist to work properly (caused kernel panics) so I have to type in a flag every time. It might work for you.
  3. Hello everybody! This is my first ever tutorial on the forum and I hope everybody enjoys it! What you will need: Computer running OS X Minimum 8GB Flash Drive Access to the internet Time G74SX Kit: G74SX.zip Pre-Installation (Assuming that you have 10.6.8 already installed, if not do so or access another mac) Follow this guide to make a bootable Lion flash drive: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=256729 DONT USE THE CHAMELEON IN THE GUIDE! Instead use http://www.kexts.com/view/1820_[pkg]_chameleon_2.1_r1518.html or the chameleon wizard in the G74SX Kit Installation: 1. Plug in the Lion flash drive and turn on the laptop 2. Hit escape when the Asus logo shows and select your flash drive 3. Choose your installation in the chameleon loader 4. Install 5. Boot into the chameleon loader again but this time select your Lion installation Post-Installation: 1. Download the G74SX kit 2. Using the kext loader, install all the kexts in the package into System/Library/Extentions 3. Repair the permissions of S/L/E (may take quite a while) 4. Copy the "Extra" folder from the kit into the root of the installation drive and Reboot into chameleon and boot Lion again. 5. Go to System/Library/Extensions/ 6. Open up a terminal window and type sudo su Enter your password when asked then type "nano" (without the ") and drag NVDAGF100Hal.kext into the terminal window 7. A text editor inside the terminal window should appear. Insert "0x125110de&0xffe0ffff" (without ") below 0x06c010de&0xffe0ffff 0x0dc010de&0xffc0ffff 0x0e2010de&0xffe0ffff 0x0ee010de&0xffe0ffff 0x0f0010de&0xffc0ffff 0x104010de&0xffc0ffff 0x124010de&0xffc0ffff Press ctrl + x to save 8. Install the latest Cuda drivers from: http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/4_0/drivers/devdriver_4.0.50_macos.dmg 9. Reboot into chameleon and boot with these flags: GraphicsEnabler=Yes GraphicsMode=1600x900x32 This will enable graphics acceleration and increase the resolution. Other Thoughts: Everything works but the SD card reader! If you have a G73SX-BBK7 Best Buy edition like me, the WIFI will not work either because there is no kext for the Intel Centrino -N Wifi and WiMax network card. If you have any other model, you'll be fine! I couldn't get the Chameleon.org.boot.plist to work properly (caused kernel panics) so I have to type in a flag every time. It might work for you.
  4. I just installed OS X Lion on my G74SX-BBK7 and installed all the necessary kexts for my specific components such as the ALC 269 audio drivers/Atheros 9285 network card drivers. After a restart none of the kexts seemed to have worked. I'm using the latest build of Chameleon RC5. If anybody successfully did it with this laptop please help. Lion is useless without a GFX Accelerator. Thank You
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