Dell 518 - lets make this model work
I have 2 Dell 518 Inspirons, there great little PC's come in quad core and are very OSX compatible.. but I need some assistance to make these a no brainier OSX install..
I have installed Kalaway 10.5.2 and everything works except video..
I have installed 10.5 from the retail disc, using a boot 123 disc from my dell mini install.. It runs native but then I dont have sound.. or video supported.. so i didnt bother messing as the kalaway was closer and i could use it to diagnose whats what..
I,m kind of a hackintosh noob, I've only done a few OSX on x86.. and much of it was from past development.. but i have a couple real Apples and lots PC know how.
The one oddity I am having is with Kalaway, I installed a Nvida 7300LE PCIx video card that I know worked on my other OSX install on a Dell xps 400 but I cant get it to work on the 518?
But ideally I want a full retail install for these machines..
I have one 518 up on vista to pull any hardware info if needed.
IF any one wants to make me and other 518 owners really happy, and help guide me through how to make a retail boot install for these Im game to do anything you want to try.
Right now I have the one 518 up on Kalaway 10.5.2.. with generic video.. everything works but video.
You can pick up these quad core 518 dells in the dell outlet store for under 400 bucks if you watch the site.. and that a q8200 640gb drive 4 gb ram, firewire, gb ethernet and the stock onboard video card with one VGA out, Id assume most people would plop in a nicer card. And they actually are pretty nice looking machines.. and there smoking fast!
How to determine what Kalaway 10.5.2 is using
So I have this thing running Kalaway perfectly, and I have installed the OS from the retail DVD and it works, however then I'm lacking a few things like sound .. How can I determine the "drivers" that kalaway is using so I can install them on the install of the retail version..
The box is running great on Kalaway, but I want a retail install so I can use the updater etc..
I've looked through the about this mac and see lots of stuff loaded.. any easy way to determine what Kalaway added?