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    I used iAtkos to install OSx86 onto my old Dell Optiplex GX270. It took me a while, but by god, it's running OSX now! Everything works, except the built in network card, and the dvd rom drive.

    A search of Google tells me that the onboard ethernet should work just fine... so why isn't OSX recognizing it? I'm assuming I need to install some kext or something, but i don't know what or how exactly. I'm new to the hackintosh thing. Any help?

    Also, the DVD drive doesn't work. I've tried two different drives... neither work internally, but both do when I pop them in an external USB case. They're both IDE drives, is that why? Is there some way around this?

    I'm trying to get this little guy up and running so my girlfriend is free to surf the web without contracting any fun spyware junk, and without tying up my iMac! Any help is much appreciated.



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    I hate to be this guy, but.... bump?

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    Hi there,
    You need to have the network card model to find kext for it. The DVD may just need kexts for controller.
    You can go to kexts.com to download kexts, and use kexthelper to install.
    What is your board chipsets? and the hdd is SATA?


    Cheers

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    The hdd is EIDE, as is the DVD drive. How do I find my chipset? Sorry for what I'm sure is a silly question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianwilliams View Post
    The hdd is EIDE, as is the DVD drive. How do I find my chipset? Sorry for what I'm sure is a silly question...
    Hi,
    According to Dell web site, your model could come with either IDE or SATA hdd.
    To Utility, System Profiler, there will list all of your device/ID that OSX recognizes.
    Check under ATA and Serial ATA to see if your hdd and DVD are there, and if they are under different hardware interface.

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    As stated above, my hdd is IDE. So is the DVD drive. The hard drive is listed under "ATA" in the System Profiler, but it does not show the dvd drive. The drive isn't dead though, it works fine if I put it in an external case and plug in via USB.

    Can anyone help walk me through (or point me towards a walk-through) getting kexts installed for the DVD drive and network adapter?

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    I don't mean to ask that many questions and have you confirming those.
    Just try to put those together so I can help you, maybe.

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    Did u use iAtkos 5i intel only? If so make sure you selected under setup the following, " Drivers\System\SATA/IDE\Intel SATA and also Drivers\Network\Intel Pro/100 VE "
    I have the same pc, so check out this link for a 100% working installation for iAtkos 5i.
    Leopard 10.5.5(iATKOS 5i) Dell OptiPlex GX270 - InsanelyMac Forum
    p.s when you install with the instructions in this link, don't pick chameleon bootloader, pick the pc efi bootloader, then later install chameleon. Why you ask, well because if you install pc efi first you can update with via software update in the apple tab! Good Luck!

 

 

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