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how to install mac OS on dell d20

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by joskill, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. joskill

    joskill Member

    Oct 17, 2011
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    Assuming your starting from
    the very beginning...
    * You MUST set single core mode
    in bios! *
    1. Acquire Kalyway Leo 10.5.1
    Intel Install Image.
    2. Acquire Kalyway 10.5.2
    Combo Update
    3. Install the 10.5.1 Intel Image
    (just as you would any other
    4. When it boots up and asks for
    configuration options open up
    disk utility and set your
    partitions correctly (If your
    sharing the drive with windows
    just make a new partition, if
    your using a new disk format
    however you wish).
    5. Continue through the
    installation until you see the
    screen with the install 'Install'
    button. Click 'Customize' in the
    lower left hand corner. Make
    sure EFI is selected for MBR (if
    your sharing the drive with a
    windows partition) or GUID (If
    its a new disk you just
    formated). No other options
    need to be installed.
    6. When the installer finishes
    you can now boot into a
    working leopard 10.5.1! The
    only problem is sound wont be
    7. Use the sound file found on
    the first page of this thread
    ( attachment: d620_sounds ).
    Download that file and
    uncompress it. Drag the
    included .txt file onto the
    HDAPatcher included and let it
    do its thing. Reboot when its
    8. Now sound works too!
    Woohoo! Lets update the install
    9. Run the 10.5.2 Combo Update
    file you acquired earlier. Let it do
    its thing and restart when
    required. The computer will
    restart and fail to boot properly.
    This is OK! The next time it
    boots it should work perfectly.
    You know have 10.5.2 installed!
    Now lets finish off a few things
    (getting speedstep working,
    battery icon showing, etc...)
    10. Download the pack i have
    attached below. It is based off
    of another pack rumaging
    around the net, but i included all
    of my own personal files and
    such for my own D620, so they
    should work just right for you!
    . I have Modified it for the D620
    specifically, but original pack
    was found there! ***
    11. Follow the instructions
    included in the zip file below,
    using the files included below
    12. Congratulations, you now
    have a fully working, fully
    upgraded D620 running
    You can feel free to get
    software updates from the built
    in apple software updated,
    however if you install the
    'Leopard Graphics Pack' that it
    tells you you should your
    computer will no longer boot
    correctly! Uh oh! You have two
    choices here now.
    1. Dont Download it.
    2. Download it and MAKE IT
    Ill assume your an adventurous
    guy (hey, i hope you are ) and
    want to do the second option.
    No problem, but some more
    steps are needed....
    1. Backup your
    .kext file located in System/
    Library/Extensions (simply
    dragging it to your desktop will
    work fine. Infact, ill be assuming
    thats what you did below...)
    2. Use the auto-update feature
    to get the updated. Reboot
    when it says its neccessary.
    3. When you reboot youll see
    your boot menu and it will say
    press a button to enter a custom
    command. Press a button.
    4. Enter '-s' (without either ')
    and press Entere.
    5. When its done doing a bunch
    of scary text stuff and is
    waiting for your input type the
    /sbin/mount -uw/
    6. Now type the following (this
    is assuming you simply dragged
    the FrameBuffer.kext to your
    desktop before:
    sudo cp -r /Users/(Your
    username here)/Desktop/
    .kext /System/Library/
    It will ask for your password.
    Enter it.
    7. Type exit and thats it. Your
    done! Youll now be booting into
    a Dell D620 that in every way
    acts just like a mac (except its
    single core only!)
    "But Cali3350, i dual boot and
    HATE having to toggle single
    core/multi core in my bios every
    time i change OS's!"
    Thats ok, we can fix that too!
    When your booted into your
    nice OSX installation, open up
    terminal (search for it in
    spotlight) and then enter the
    following code:
    sudo nano /Library/
    Find where it says:
    <key>Kernel Flags</key>
    and change that to:
    <key>Kernel Flags</key>
    And there, were done. Now go
    into your bios and select dual
    core mode and leave it there.
    Boot into OSX it will only use
    single core, any other OS has all
    cores open to them.
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