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Need Help: Dell XPS 420 Desktop
I have been searching the web for some answers. I've looked basically everywhere and thought I should start posting topics on various forums, someone may have an answer.
Dell XPS 420 BIOS A06
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600
8 MB Cache
4 GB RAM
Nvida GeForce 9800 GT
SigmaTel High Defination Audio
Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-card
So here's everything I've done for the past week:
I have a Mac Retail version (10.5.0) and attempted to put it into the computer. It wouldn't boot so I then after searching; burned off a generic boot disk. That got me to the gray apple splash screen but to my dismay came up with a "Do Not Enter" sign and the ring just kept going around in circles for a good while.
I tried Kalyway 10.5.2 DVD in hopes that it works. Got to where it asks me to boot from a CD and all that comes up is a message that says
EBIOS Read Error: 0x01
I then tried iPC 10.5.6 and it loaded Darwin x86, which I thought was going great, got to the gray apple splash screen and it came up with these errors:
I've seen a lot of problems with the 420's, and those who say they've got it going almost flawlessly never shared their secrets.
So I hope someone can give me a hand and shed some light!
you and I are having the same problem, and I'm a little convinced that it may have to do with the Q6600, I'm trying to find a solution to it now, and if/when I do I'll let ya know... It's a real pain tho
Yeah, hopefully you can figure something out. I'm downloading iATKOS v7 right now.
Originally Posted by xJunioRx
I've installed iPC distro on 3 dells now and an AMD machine, works great. I tried to help my friend install on his Dell XPS 420 and it never set the partition active as we reached error "cannot find apple.com.boot.plist/ file not found"
So we booted into terminal from the install disk and using fdisk, we made the partition active. This resulted in a moment of success, as we finally saw the grey apple screen on boot, only to hit the do not enter apple logo
here are options we chose for iPC 10.5.6 install
1) base system leave checked
3) voodoo kernel 9.5
4) Drivers - legacy time machine fix
5) Video drivers leave unchecked
6) chipset driver - chose Intel ICHx Sata drivers
7) audio - leave unchecked
9) wireless - leave unchecked
10) USB driver - choose patched USB drivers
11) Power Management - left unchecked
12) fixes and patches - ACPI fix, dual boot time sync, seatbelt.kext 10.5.5 and shutdown/restart fix
13) no PS2 support
14) DSDT patch - chose "Patch DSDT"
15) AppleSMBIOS 667 (think may try AppleSMBIOS ToH next, worked on other dells fine)
16) alternate bootloader - chameleon with DSDT
17) Applications - choose AppleHDA Patcher, EFI Studio, OSx86 Tools, Kext Helper, CPU-X, NVCAP maker, universal OSx86 Installer, Mkext tool and NTFS Macfuse
Its possible we forgot to set the partition scheme as MBR although I wouldnt think it would boot at all if that was the problem. I've always used MBR on iPC installs and works fine. Never thought GUID worked with the iPC distro but i read a few that said they had it working. Anyone else with XPS 420 hit the do not enter, apple logo with line through it and figure out what was causing this? I dont think its the processor, Core 2 Duos and Core 2 Quads are pretty compatible with OSX.
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