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Mac OS X Snow Leopard on Dell XPS 15
I have a Dell XPS 15 laptop and I want to dual-boot Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
My computer specifications are:
Intel Core i7 740 Processor (1.73GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M Graphics Card
Windows 7 Pro. 64-Bit
I have tried iATKOS S3 V2, iDeneb 10.5.5 (not even Snow Leopard) plus portable versions of OSX86 stuff. I got iDeneb working on VMWare, but I want to actually boot it.
I'm looking for other versions to try like other iAtkos/iDeneb versions, bootflags for Darwin/Chameleon, or any other hints.
Thanks in advance!
I've figured how to boot iAtkos S3 V2 on this computer.
First, download and burn a bootloader called iBoot onto a disc. To burn I used PowerISO, but any burning software would work.
Then download and burn the iAtkos S3 V2 to a disc. TPB has torrents for this disc image. Search 'iAtkos V2 S3 10.6.3' and you should find it.
Boot into the iBoot CD (might need to change BIOS settings, boot order, etc...).
When the disc has booted (it would have mounted itself too), eject iBoot and put iAtkos insode your CD Drive.
Wait until the CD drive has started up and is reading the disc. Once you think your computer is reading it, press F5. This will refresh iBoot. Your iAtkos should pop up. If it doesn't, it means that you didn't wait long enough for iAtkos to start up. Reboot and try again.
Select iAtkos and press Enter. I didn't need any bootflags. Some you can try are -v, -x, -t, arch=x86_64, maxmem=4087, busratio=13, fsb=133, cpus=1, etc...
The disc should load. Don't try any bootflags for your first attempt- just press Enter.
Loading for my computer took a very long time (could take from 5 minutes to 2 hours!). As long as you hear your CD drive moving, don't restart the computer. Be patient.
If all goes well, the installation screen should eventually pop up. Select the language (if any) and use Disk Utility to format your chosen partition (Disk Utility>Erase>Select Mac OS X Journaled> Rename to whatever>Erase). Press the continue button...
Read the readme! It has important information you may want to know. Using the System Profiler can be handy too (another Utility).
When you choose your target partition to install, make sure you press Customise for the patches and everything.
This is as far as I've got. I'm trying different combinations in Customise, but I've had no luck yet. I have kernel panics and restarts unfortunately.
Another program you'll want is called EasyBCD from NeoSmart Technologies. It adds a nice bootlader so you can choose Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, whatever.
Hope this helps and if anyone can tell me what Customise combinations to use with a Dell XPS 15, that would be good!
I have the same XPS as you, think just with a german keyboard
So i think its possible to use Mac OSX on my Dell XPS, but i have some questions. I first one.. works all or have you any problems with sound, touchpad, grafik, webcam, wireless(!!)? Do you aply some patches do this thinks work and can you really work with you OS X on the pc or did you have any problems?
Thx for answer
i have dell inspiron 15r last time i was installing ideneb v 1.6 on my laptop every thing was working fine i entered busratio=17 -v and cpus=1 after that the installation began but the time it will restart the comp after installation a black screen will appear and it will ask to reinsert boot cd and press enter because of that also my other partition in which i was unable to boot my windows 7 which was installed in other drive ultimately i had to install my win 7 agian but after repeated efforts also i was unable to install mac osx please help me to install it
my configuration are:
intel i5 m 450,ati readeon 1gd graphics card,
ddr3 4gb ram,320 gb hard disk.
please help me out!!!!
Originally I wanted to dual boot Snow Leopard and Windows 7. This is really difficult to configure though...
The best version of Mac for a PC would be iAtkos 5i. It is only 10.5.5, but drivers like touchpad, sound, webcam, graphics, etc will work with a little tweaking. (Wireless, not sure because I've never tried).
Multibeast is something you should look into if you REALLY want 10.6 plus all drivers and stuff. You need to have installed Snow Leopard already and Multibeast provides very good patches and drivers.
I just want a working version of Mac with iLife + sound... No luck yet though.
Last edited by A5H151; 06-01-2011 at 11:34 PM.
You guys will want to check out this thread:
tonymacx86 Forum • View topic - Dell XPS 15 L501X Waste of Money & Time ???
Go to the 6 or 7th page and you'll see user iMonz has put together a guide that worked for him. You'll have to use Google translate to translate the page from Italian to English, but its pretty straight forward from that point.
I have successfully installed Mac OS X 10.6.7 on my Dell XPS 15 L501X, although I'm having some last outstanding issues with getting my graphics card to work, GT 435M. The Tonymacx86 forum requires that you are using a retail version of Mac OS X so don't post anything asking for help for any of your torrents because you won't receive any.
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