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First and foremost, i wrote this post on my new Dell Dimension 9150 and Mac OS x86 10.4.5! Previously i try for many days at my HP Compaq dx6120MT (office PC) but the all the efforts went dead at keyboard and mouse problem upon entering OSX for the first time.

 

Here I would like to share what i did until i can successfully installed this awesome OS. I listed here my Dell Dimension 9150 specs:

 

-Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology - 600 sequence - up to 660 (3.6GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB) and

-NEW Intel® Pentium® D Processor with Dual Core technology - 900 Sequence - up to 950 (3.4GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2x2MB Cache)

-Windows Vista compatible

-Intel® 945P Express chipset

-1GB Dual channel DDR2 533MHz SDRAM

-160GB SATA 3.0Gb/s with Native Command Queing

-128MB PCIex16 ATI Radeon X300SE HyperMemory (VGA/DVI)

-USB keyboard and USB mouse

 

I think my installation method is exactly like in this thread

 

Right now the only thing that is not working are audio,my DVD burner and resolution.

 

So anyone know how to set the resolution and the sound???

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I have an XPS400 that is pretty much the same machine as what you have. I'm running a P-D 820, and I'm trying to get OSX86 going. Did you have any issues with SATA? I can't seem to get past OSX's Disk Utility section - it keeps hanging or failing to erase and format the partition.

 

FYI, I'm trying to put OSX on a secondary SATA hard drive partition, at the beginning of the 2nd HD, using the 20gb of empty space before a large NTFS partition that I have been using as file storage. So, HD1 is SATA 75gb, NTFS, running WinXP (no other partitions or anything), HD2 is 250gb, first 20gb empty, the rest is NTFS, on SATA 2 channel. I've tried it using the "diskpart" sequence of creating an id=af partition, and by creating a FAT32 partition, but neither one will convert to Mac Journaled. I always get the "erase failed" and "the underlying task reported failure on exit" or something to that effect.

 

Also, I'm using the JaS 10.4.6 iso, so if you, apek, knows of a better version, please let me know!

 

Any thoughts from anybody? Thanks!

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I have an XPS400 that is pretty much the same machine as what you have. I'm running a P-D 820, and I'm trying to get OSX86 going. Did you have any issues with SATA? I can't seem to get past OSX's Disk Utility section - it keeps hanging or failing to erase and format the partition.

 

FYI, I'm trying to put OSX on a secondary SATA hard drive partition, at the beginning of the 2nd HD, using the 20gb of empty space before a large NTFS partition that I have been using as file storage. So, HD1 is SATA 75gb, NTFS, running WinXP (no other partitions or anything), HD2 is 250gb, first 20gb empty, the rest is NTFS, on SATA 2 channel. I've tried it using the "diskpart" sequence of creating an id=af partition, and by creating a FAT32 partition, but neither one will convert to Mac Journaled. I always get the "erase failed" and "the underlying task reported failure on exit" or something to that effect.

 

Also, I'm using the JaS 10.4.6 iso, so if you, apek, knows of a better version, please let me know!

 

Any thoughts from anybody? Thanks!

 

It is your partition scheme , not the install dvd that is the isssue.

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Whoa, JaS himself. My hat goes off to you, sir. You're my hero of the week.

 

What is the better way to partition? Like I said, I have HD1 (80gb) running XP, HD2 has 20gb free before my large storage NTFS partition starts. I'm open to partitioning HD1, as long as I don't have issues due to installing a new OS past the 2gb or 1024 cylinder boundaries (I never know when it matters and when it doesn't). Both drives are SATA, and I only have one IDE channel which is currently filled with my DVD drives.

 

Thanks for replying!

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Well I got the Disk Utility to at least format and I got OSX installed by making a new partition on the back half of my primary HD (the 80gb with XP already on it). But now I'm having boot issues. Basically, it won't boot into the OS. I installed once using SSE3 options, and I got past the gray startup Apple screen, but then it froze on a black screen with just a movable mouse cursor. After that, I tried a new install with SSE2 options, and it hangs on the Apple screen with the circle/cross icon (usually means "still waitng for root device").

 

I'll start a new thread for this. I gotta find some people who have succeeded with installing on an XPS400 PD 820. Still looking for advice.

 

Thanks!

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I have installed "Mac OSX 1.4.7 JaS REPACK" succesfully on a Dell Dimension 9150 with 4 GHz Intel Pentium D CPU

2 GB DDR SDRAM

 

- make sure your s-ata & raid settings in your bios are proper

- in that case osx setup disk utility will find your drive and make partitions

- make a mac journaled (hfs) partition

- install

- done!

 

working:

- dvdr

- ethernet

- usb mouse/keyboard

 

not working:

- onboard sound

- full videocard support

- tv card support (hauppage wintv pvr-150)

- dell photo 944 printer

 

- i fixed my screen resolution with MacVidia (do a search)

- i am looking for any information about how to fix sound,

i've tried a bunch of things, but non sucessfully.

here's one i tried: http://www.nedprod.com/Niall_stuff/MacOS%20X/index.html [fixing the sound section]

basically i don't even have a clue what kind of audio chipset is onboard?

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Actually, I've got my XPS400 running great now. Sound works, I installed the Sigmatel9220 patch from JaS' 10.4.7 DVD (also, you have to plug your speakers into the black subwoofer output, not the normal green output). Fixed screen resolution with Callisto v8, which took away QE/CI, so I ran through koverg's patch instructions, which re-enabled those, so now I have full resolution with QE/CI, but with mouse tearing. The fixes for that part are not that great for the ATI X300SE (you trade something for something every time).

 

I had to set my BIOS to treat hard drives as ATA instead of AHCI to boot into OSX, but I can't boot into Windows, so whenever I want to get into one or the other, I have to change the BIOS. Working on a fix for that. Right now I'm getting ready to add SuSE into the mix. Hopefully I won't lose everything.

 

Thanks!

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