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Dell E1705 setup with 10.6.3


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Hi guys,

 

I needed a 2nd mac for expermimenting with ( I have an mac book pro already ) so am converting my E1705.

 

specs

 

Inspiron E1705 / 9400

4gig ram ( 3.5 visible to hardware)

X1400 ati radeon mobile

160gb drive

Intel T5300 1.73GHZ dual core CPU

Broadcom hardwire network card

Intel 4965 Wireless

355 bluetooth card

 

I've followed most of the E1505/e6400 in 8 steps guide here :

 

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=194738

 

using retail Snow Leopard 10.6.3 DVD

 

and used the kext helper for the built in broadcom wired nic

 

My machine boots fine with cameleon RC3, with RC4 it has a cpu issue, probably a missing kext.

 

Snow Leopard is "working" so far, I need to figure out the following :

 

  1. Wireless solution, probably go usb since my machine has the intel 4965, will search for recommendations.
  2. Enable the 2nd core on the T5300, think I can use the kext from the guide
  3. enable graphics card - ATI Radeon mobile x1400 256MB Video card
  4. enable 64 bit
  5. fix sleep/wake ( currently freezes when its sleeps)

I need to figure out how to be a bit more efficient when i want to "revert" changes, currently I boot the osx rescue and go to terminal, probably need to figure out one of these pen drive setups so I can quickly get into a terminal and edit the extensions. I'm also using time machine to backup my system incase I brick it.

 

I'll update this once I get everything working so other E1705 owners have working example.

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