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Snow Leopard No display after installation.

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Hi there, 

 

I am new to the forums, but am extremely keen to get into running OSX on my pc. I have managed to follow enough instructions to get the OS installed but I must now face defeat as I come to you for help.

 

I am trying/have successfully installed Snow Leopard on my Dell Inspiron 1520 albeit with difficulty. 

 

Specs:

Intel Core2Duo T6600 2.2GHz 800mhz FSB

4GB DDR2 667Mhz dual channel

Intel GMA x3100

80GB HDD set to AHCI (i have no spare :( since this is a spare computer I use to trial Linux or stuff)

 

Now my problem is, I get a black screen on install, I believe it to be my graphics card. This happens after the first initial boot, I am unable to install kexts or even run the first time setup but I know it is running because I can hear the pop of the volume as i press the Up/Down Buttons.

 

I tried installing different versions of OSX (Lion and some from my sisters cd's with the mac which I cannot touch not in 1000000 years)

But i get a kernel panic about AHCI.

 

The only version that actually works is IATKOS Snow Leopard. But this is what I get the black screen on. Uhmm oh yes,

 

one time I heard "staying alive" playing with a black screen. and after 10-30 minutes of leaving the computer idle i pressed the power button thinking it had frozen but then the display started working, and I was able to get into the desktop. Silly me decided to shut down the computer. Since then, after ever install, I have had a black screen.

 

Uhmm oh a few times I decided to hook up to my external monitor but on boot the apple logo froze. and the spinning wheel doesnt move. if i try switch back to the laptop screen, the screen bleeds from grey to white. 

 

Oh nearly forgot. I cannot install DSDT for my laptop unless theres a way to do it from i boot or before getting into the desktop which i cannot do. umm ah I have tried -x -v DSDT=No GraphicsEnabler both on and off and acpi=no? or 0 whichever one. 

 

I am really keen to get it running, Also I use chameleon bootloader but i dont install it to hard drive, when it says select disk i select disk0s2 but it says it cant find the disk. 

 

 

I guess the main thing id like to know is, can i install my dsdt from i boot or before the OS can initialize? I have a 1520 dsdt waiting.

 

Thanks to all! I am willing to provide any information if needed.

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Hi!

 

 

Thank you for your reply! I managed to install snow leopard after finally working the chameleon bootloader from the install wizzard on my 60gb external usb HDD.

 

everything bar a few is working, I noticed my intel 3945 wireless card will not work with hackintosh and my ethernet/ optical drive/ camera doesnt either.

 

my display driver also doesnt exist, Im running at 1024x768 when my screens native is 1280x800

 

Would upgrading to Mountain Lion bring added drivers?

 

Using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] broke my install previously and doesnt contain intel gpu drivers... So if mountain lion would fix a few missing things like dvd drive and gpu be better then I shall gladly install that.

 

Also I used transmac to install the .dmg seemed to work fine. 

 

im keen to see how i get this baby working, i realize ill probably need a new wireless card :/ which i cannot afford.

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