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    Question help hackintoshing a Dell Studio 15

    Hi all!
    over summer i tried on my own, to no avail to install leopard on my PC, and now im back for another attempt, this time coming to the pros for help. hopefully this one will be better

    i have a Dell Studio 15, currently running vista, with 200gb of free harddrive space ready for a hackintosh.
    Components are:
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.40GHz
    Mobo: Dell 0P132H; bios version A08
    Ram: 4GB DDR2
    GPU: ATI mobility radeon HD 3400 series with 256mb memory

    ideally i would like to run snow leopard (and vista dual boot), however based on what ive been reading i need to first install leopard, and then upgrade.

    so heres my predicament, im fairly inexperienced at anything involving hackintoshes (by fairly i mean i do my research, and yes it answers some of my questions, but at the same time it raises 2x as many).
    So while im eager to try i may need some extra details along the way.

    so for starters:
    what distro should i download? im guessing i need leopard, not snow leopard for starters, so that would be 10.5.x (does it matter which x ?)

    where i got stuck last time was the installing part, (i was using an iDeneb disk) i couldnt get it to work because i was not picking the correct drivers to install (the part where you press "customize" and then theres all the drop down menus during the install). i tried twice, the first to just use all of them, the second to try and go through and select only certain ones. neither way worked, and if indeed i was supposed to pick certain options then i am quite certain i selected the wrong ones.

    Thanks in advance!



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    I found that if you use v3 of the leo4all distro, you can make it work. You need to boot from leo4all v3, then wait. It will constantly look like it has crashed but it hasnt. Then choose english, then when it has loaded press utilities--> disk utility. Find your hdd and format Mac OS Journalled. Then quit disk utility and agree, and hit customize. For my system, it worked on -'Kernel-9.2.2', 'Intel ICHx' chipset, NO AUDIO, (I have a different GPU to you, but there is an ATI folder, and 'Broadcom driver' for network. Then Choose 'PowerManagement-Laptops'. Leave the other defaults on, but make sure you only one kernel. Also DO NOT choose 'Remove-Firewire'. Then begin the install and you can skip the disk check. Hopefully if you did it right you will see 'Set up your Mac'.

    Hope this helps,

    Dan

    (P.S i will post a more detailed guide that i found on google later

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    Go back and get a full listing of all your hardware. Use this when you select which drivers to install. Best to be conservative and get only the basics. This allows you to have a more successful install. Then go back and do install for only the drivers you need, such as audio or lan.

    I found iATKOS v7 to work best with my dell. You may need another distro all together. Very few seemed to work with my hardware the way I needed them to. iATKOS allowed vanilla kernal, EFI and software update to run native with no hassle, just automatic, like on my mac. Perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thress View Post
    Hi all!
    over summer i tried on my own, to no avail to install leopard on my PC, and now im back for another attempt, this time coming to the pros for help. hopefully this one will be better

    i have a Dell Studio 15, currently running vista, with 200gb of free harddrive space ready for a hackintosh.
    Components are:
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.40GHz
    Mobo: Dell 0P132H; bios version A08
    Ram: 4GB DDR2
    GPU: ATI mobility radeon HD 3400 series with 256mb memory

    ideally i would like to run snow leopard (and vista dual boot), however based on what ive been reading i need to first install leopard, and then upgrade.

    so heres my predicament, im fairly inexperienced at anything involving hackintoshes (by fairly i mean i do my research, and yes it answers some of my questions, but at the same time it raises 2x as many).
    So while im eager to try i may need some extra details along the way.

    so for starters:
    what distro should i download? im guessing i need leopard, not snow leopard for starters, so that would be 10.5.x (does it matter which x ?)

    where i got stuck last time was the installing part, (i was using an iDeneb disk) i couldnt get it to work because i was not picking the correct drivers to install (the part where you press "customize" and then theres all the drop down menus during the install). i tried twice, the first to just use all of them, the second to try and go through and select only certain ones. neither way worked, and if indeed i was supposed to pick certain options then i am quite certain i selected the wrong ones.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I have the same laptop except I am using iATKOS S3 v2 10.6.3

    I keep selecting the wrong drivers/boot options etc. etc. Is there a way to find out which ones you need to select on the customize button just like you said in post #1.

    i couldnt get it to work because i was not picking the correct drivers to install (the part where you press "customize" and then theres all the drop down menus during the install).
    Any guides/tutorials for this ?

    Hardware Specs:
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.40 Ghz
    Graphics: 512 MB ATI mobility HD 4570
    Mainboard model: OU692R
    Chipset: Intel GM45/GM47
    Memory: 4GB SDDR2

 

 

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