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    I have a Dell Precision M6300, and would like to install OSX on it. This would be my first time trying something like this. Did a google search & found out that someone had tried this before using iPC 10.5.6. I tried that and when it didn't work for me, I also tried iAKTOS 10.6.3/4 and got stuck again on before the installation screen, where it states the system uptime in nanoseconds. I believe that was a kernal panic, but am not sure.

    The laptop has:
    - Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
    - Nvidia Quadro FX1600M
    - 2GB of RAM



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    What is your system chipsets?
    S3 should work with your Intel hardware configuration.

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    Below is the chipset info according to CPU-Z. Here's the full info.

    Chipset
    Northbridge Intel PM965 rev. C0
    Southbridge Intel 82801HBM (ICH8-M) rev. B0
    Graphic Interface PCI-Express
    PCI-E Link Width x16
    PCI-E Max Link Width x16
    Memory Type DDR2
    Memory Size 2048 MBytes
    Channels Dual, (Symmetric)
    Memory Frequency 332.4 MHz (3:5)
    CAS# latency (CL) 5.0
    RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 5
    RAS# Precharge (tRP) 5
    Cycle Time (tRAS) 15

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    Make sure that your S3 is the version 2 as it has updated/modified kexts/fixes particularly for Intel 965 chipsets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Make sure that your S3 is the version 2 as it has updated/modified kexts/fixes particularly for Intel 965 chipsets.
    As far as I know, I'm using iATKOS S3 v2.0, but still get the same results. Do I have to change anything in the BIOS?

    Edit: About to try a different version [iAtkos S3 10.6.3 Ver.2 (only Intel)] and will post the results.
    Last edited by cydetu; 08-29-2010 at 03:42 PM.


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    Alright, I tried using iAktos S3 V2 10.6.3 & managed to install successfully, but failed to boot up into the OS. Got to the apple screen and got a message telling me the computer needs to be restarted by holding down the power button. Upon restart, got the same message again.

    Then I found this page, where someone managed to dual boot 10.5.6. Can the guide be used on iAktos S3 V2 10.6.3 Distro?

 

 

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