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  1. TimK1764

    Ethernet connection lost after 7.3 upgrade

    I have no issues with ethernet after using software update and then re-installing the kext's using kext utility (just draged and dropped from /extra) I really don't understand why it's broken for you. On the bootloader plist theres one line for ethernet: <key>EthernetBuiltIn</key> <string>Yes</string> <key>device-properties</key> <string>450000000100000001000000390000000100000002010c00d041030a040000000101060000197fff0400160000006200750069006c0074002d0069006e0000000500000001</string> Thats to fix the app store, I dont see how it could effect ethernet after upgrading though... Honestly I'm stumped, I dont have a clue what to suggest...
  2. You don't need to use a DSDT for the Dell XPS 410 / Dimension 9200. Read up on the XPS 410 here, the last few pages should be enough, if you want to install 10.6.8 look here and here (same guide) for Lion look here, you've attempted that and are close, just need your graphics to work, unfortunately this is gonna be the hard part. You might save yourself a headache by buying a card with better support, its why I bought the nVidia 8400GS. I've had my hackintosh Dell running perfect (without the need for a DSDT) since October last year starting with 10.6 updated to 10.6.8 and its now on 10.7 updated to 10.7.3 without any issues.
  3. Ok so this is a weird one, if i go to youtube.com and try load a video nothing comes up, where the video is suppose to be its see through, like i can see the desktop or whatever window is behind my browser, the audio still plays though, but if i go to Facebook or Google+ and theres the same video posted it will play just perfectly. Anyone know why its doing this? Dont have the same issue on Leopard. Thanks
  4. TimK1764

    lion restart loop after installing ntfs-3g

    So you have an OSX install dvd? Use that, load it up then on the top bar goto Utilities - Terminal, there you can use the commands, just remember you'll have to direct it to your Lion install drive, for example if your Lion install drive is called "Lion" instead of "sudo rm -r /Library/PreferencePanes/NTFS-3G.prefPane" it will have to be "sudo rm -r Volumes/Lion/Library/PreferencePanes/NTFS-3G.prefPane" add /Volumes/Lion at the start, or whatever your drive name is!
  5. Can confirm updating to Lion 10.7.3 following this guide works!
  6. BUMP: Added a quick guide to help anyone with a dell 9200 / XPS 410 get onto Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
  7. PLEASE READ: Hey Dell owners, I think I may of found a solution when we try to install snow leopard retail out internal drives don't show up, you need to downgrade your BIOS to the first version (here for 9200.) I downgraded mine because I couldn't boot from USB after some googling I found it to be a BIOS problem but read earlier versions worked, so I went with the earliest I could find, USB booting is now working so I decided to give this guide another go just to see and my internal drives now show up during the install when BIOS is set to Raid auto / ata. Ok I'm not 100% sure if its just me getting lucky or the BIOS fixes the drives not showing up! Please someone confirm it! Install Guide Step 1: Downgrade your BIOS to (1.0.3 for 9200.) I'm unsure if its the same for the XPS 410?. Step 2: Get [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] and follow this GUIDE to install snow leopard, (update to 10.6.8 with combo update & use [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url] but follow Step 3 before rebooting) hopefully the BIOS downgrade makes your drives appear in the installer like it did for me. Step 3: [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], things to choose 1, [url=&quot;http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/&quot;]#####[/url], 2, System Utilities, 3, Under Kexts & Misc, ElliotForceLegacyRTC, IOUSBFamilyRollback. 4, Under OSx86 Software, Kext Utility. DON'T REBOOT YET! Step 4: Goto /Extra/Extension and delete AHCI_3rdParty_SATA.kext & JMicron36xATA.kext. Step 5: Install kexts attached below using Kext utility, just select all and drop on the app icon. (Possibly drop in /Extra/Extensions after as well) Step 6: Repair Disk Permissions in Disk Utillity Step: 7 Reboot and enjoy Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Kexts.zip
  8. Thanks for such a great guide, this worked perfectly on my Dell Dimension 9200, had to change a few of the terminal commands but everything works as it should boots slow though
  9. Post can be deleted have a fully working Lion instal thanks to this.