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    I've been lurking around for a few days and decided to actually install OS X on my laptop today. But I'm having some problems.

    I'm using this guide as it seems to be simple enough.

    Before I started, I changed the disk mode to AHCI as it says and boot iBoot and then swap with the SL disc. When I press enter, the grey Apple loading screen comes up (light grey background with dark grey Apple logo and a little wheel thing spinning at the bottom). After a while, that disappears and the screen goes blank. I've tried booting into safe mode (-x) and the same thing happens.

    However, it seems as though something is happening, but it's just not showing up. When I press the enter key at the blank screen, the SL DVD starts whizzing as it normally should when something happens - it's just that it's not displaying anything.

    The laptop is a Dell Studio 1555:


    Any help on this will be appreciated.



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    It sounds like video related issue.
    Do you have another OSX running computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    It sounds like video related issue.
    Do you have another OSX running computer?
    No, I haven't.

    I have restored the Windows 7 image back on, so is there anything I can do through this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseClub View Post
    No, I haven't.

    I have restored the Windows 7 image back on, so is there anything I can do through this?
    It would be much easier with OSX to load DVD/installer to USB and delete trouble video kexts prior to installation. Otherwise, there are boot options that could possibly/hopefully force installer to boot VESA mode, but I just don't have it right now (has been a while).

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    I spoke to a friend and he's got an iMac that I could use. I'm not sure what I'd be doing though.

    I did a search to find more info on booting in VESA mode, but I can't find much. Am I right in understanding that this is what VESA refers to? I get the gist of it but I'm still not entirely sure.

    Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CheeseClub View Post
    I spoke to a friend and he's got an iMac that I could use. I'm not sure what I'd be doing though.

    I did a search to find more info on booting in VESA mode, but I can't find much. Am I right in understanding that

    Thanks.
    VESA is the generic video mode that modern OS's use without dedicated/correct driver.
    It looks like OSX installer has trouble with those NV kexts/drivers so you could try boot options to force VESA/generic mode until getting into OSX to install correct driver. Or restore that DVD content/image to USB, using OSX disk utility, then delete/move those NV drivers/kexts so they won't interfere with the actual installation.

    Try this set of boot options (in addition to whatever options you use).

    GraphicsEnabler=Yes PciRoot=0

    (GraphicsEnabler=Y,Yes PciRoot=0,1)

    It's case-sensitive, and you have 4 combinations to try as sometimes OSX flags are a bit different.
    See if you can get to installer without that black screen.

 

 

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