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    Default [Tutorial] Installing Lion 10.7.2 on Alienware M11x R1

    I managed to install 10.7.2 on my M11x R1. Haven't checked what's not working yet. I know wifi is working with my DW1510 card, and I know that QE/CI are working (translucent top bar and correct resolution)
    This guide is similar to my 10.6.5 guide, but this one takes a lot less steps to get working.

    Now, let us dive right in:

    warning: i'm assuming you will not be wiping your drive to start fresh
    warning: if you're installing Lion over your Snow Leopard partition like me, back up your stuff first!

    1) Download iAtkos L2 (it's a .DMG file) and burn it onto a DVD
    If you're using OSX, you can burn it with Disk Utility
    If you're using WIN, you can burn it using TransMac (Trial)

    2) boot up, F2, in BIOS, make sure:
    USB emulation is enabled
    Discrete graphics is enabled
    Overclock is disabled

    3) Plug your external hard drive to right-side USB, the one further away from you.
    boot iAtkos L2, press F8 and enter "-v -x" to load safe verbose mode

    4) Using the Disk Utility after iAtkos L2 booted, erase your Snow Leopard partition and format it as the default (Journaled) format

    5) Install iAtkos L2 with following options checked (nothing else):
    bootloader - Chimera 1.6
    bootloader options - graphics enabler
    bootloader options - built-in ethernet
    bootloader options - original Apple boot logo
    patches - fakesmc
    patches - disabler
    patches - RTC - RTC
    patches - EVO reboot
    drivers - main hardware - ps/2

    If you use EasyBCD from Windows 7 as boot loader, then:
    6) Reboot and pop in your Windows 7 disk, let it load
    7) When the install screen loads, Shift+F10 to bring up DOS
    8) type in the following bolded commands (non-bolded is explanation):
    diskpart - runs disk partition tool
    list disk - find your disk number
    select disk 0 - replace 0 if your disk is not 0 (unlikely)
    list part - lists partition on your disk. Now, find your OSX partition number.
    select part 1 - select the OSX partition
    inactive - make it inactive as boot partition.
    select part 2 - select the WIN partition
    active - make it active as boot partition

    Now hard shut down, and EasyBCD will be your boot loader again.
    However, when you boot OSX, Chimera will still boot up. Need to enable Quiet Boot

    --- That's it, on your first boot you should be able to load it just fine and have things working. ---

    Things I will try later:

    Making Chimera 1.6 quiet boot: Tried and Working? - Yes
    In Extra folder, copy org.chameleon.Boot.plist to desktop, open and:
    <key>Quiet Boot</key>
    <string>Yes</string> change from No to Yes
    <key>Timeout</key>
    <string>0</string> change from 5 to 0
    cut the plist from desktop back to the Extra folder

    Trimming SLE: Tried and Working? - Yes
    trim SLE aka /System/Library/Extensions (delete unneeded ATI kexts) so it's under 256meg
    - I actually don't know the reason for this, but it was done in Snow Leopard. Besides, ATI kexts are useless

    Prevent sleep: Tried and Working? - Yes
    Side note: Sleep is not working right now as far as I know
    Go to System Preferences > Energy Saver > Drag Computer sleep slider to never
    Uncheck all 3 options

    Enable secure login Tried and Working? - Yes
    Go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy > and unlock to make changes > Check Disable Automatic Login > lock changes

    Add blueooth support:

    Add battery indicator:
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    Ummm... I'm sorry to revive this old thread, but I'm new to Hackintoshs and stuff, and I wanted to know, it is an m11x r1, so it doesnt has a DVD reader, do I need an external one for installing Lion? And, well, the guide seems easy, but there are some things I can't comprehend. Is that all the guide? Just following the steps and I'll get the hackintosh? Thank you for your help.

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    I got back into the scene and am trying to update to 10.7.4 from scratch.
    Also realized that ethernet doesn't work yet, trying to resolve that issue.

    So far, I followed my guide to end of step 8, and then directly downloaded the Client Combo version of 10.7.4 from Apple and ran through it.
    No problems.

    Next step, trying to fix ethernet:
    Download Kext Drop
    Download the M11x Kext from a insanelymac thread about M11x
    (M11X R1 Snow Leopard 10.6.4 install guide. - InsanelyMac Forum)

    This is still being attempted, so don't follow until I confirm. Or do, if you are feeling adventurous.

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    Ok I hate how I can't edit my post after a certain given time.

    But it worked. I now have ethernet.

    But first, I want to add a step:

    9) Interfacing settings
    - System Preferences > Mouse > Uncheck "Move content in the direction of finger movement when scrolling or navigating"
    - System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys > Swap "Control" and "Command" around for all keyboards found.

    10) Getting Ethernet to work
    - Download Kext Drop from Cindori (Cindori.se)
    - Download M11x_File.zip from the link above (Thanks to THEHAWKs!)
    - Extract "M11x_File.zip", then extract "Other Kexts.zip", and drag "AtherosL1cEthernet.kext" to desktop
    - Open KextDrop.dmg, drag KextDrop into the Applications Folder (use Spotlight to search for it if you need to)
    - In Applications Folder, open KextDrop
    - From Desktop, drag "AtherosL1cEthernet.kext" into KextDrop and click Install
    - Reboot
    - Now ethernet is detected.

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    Another update!

    I got sound, bluetooth, battery, etc to work now.

    I uploaded an Archive of all the files I used lately.
    Grab it from one of the following links/mirrors:

    Download Archive.zip
    Archive.zip - Solidfiles

    The zip's got 3 things in it:
    Folder - Extra
    Folder - System
    App - Kext Wizard

    Open Kext Drop (installed previously), and drag all the kexts in SLE into it and click Install
    Copy all the content of the Extra Folder and put them into your machine's Extra Folder

    Open Kext Wizard and on the first (Maintenance) page, make sure everything is ticked/checked, and click Execute.

    I will eventually streamline all these updates and repost a new tutorial.

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